It was a late October day at the Podex Exchange. The employees talked a little about Burn2 at the month’s begining, but most of the conversation was about Halloween. The tellers and clients chatted about the various haunted places across the Grid, various scary games, plus the abundance of Halloween parties and all of those spooky costumes.
It was turning dusk, and getting close to closing time when a dark figure walked in. He was dressed all in black, and resembled a humanoid bat, covered in thin black fur and with huge wings folded on his back. After a couple moments of looking around, he walked up to one of the tellers.
“Um, hello?” the teller greeted nervously.
“Yes,” the visitor spoke, “I’d like to inquire about making an account here.”
“Well Sir, we’re an exchange service. For a small fee, you can exchange one of a number of currencies from around the world to Lindens, and vice-versa.”
“Oh. Well in that case, I’d like to exchange a few Euros for an ammount of Lindens. There is some business I’d like to conduct inworld.”
“Of course, Sir.” Through electronic transfer, the visitor brought forward an ammount of Euros for sale, and the teller exchanged it for the Lindens
“Excellent.” The visitor smiled, “I don’t suppose you know where I could find a bakery or candy store, to pick up a supply of cookies?”
“I know of a few places, Sir,” the teller listed a few, “Planning on having a party?”
“Perhaps later. But tonight I shall be taking part in, I guess you might call it a blood drive. And I understand it’s customary to give sweets to the,” the figure paused and grinned, the tips of his fangs showing, “donors.”
The teller spoke nothing, the dark visitor’s words and toothy smile having brought a chill up his spine. All that was done was to watch the figure walk out of the bank, flap his wings, and jump up and took flight into the darkening sky.
The Podex Exchange is located at Moonbeam (26, 223, 34), with a website at http://www.podex.info/ . Jacek Shuftan is the CEO.
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