Grant Breezy is the best tanhacker in Pacifica and he has no time for some rat-tailed kid from Lincoln City. “Move on,” he drawls, “this sun’s taken.”
The kid, looming, kicks sand at him.
“Watch it,” snaps Grant Breezy, on his feet and inspecting the sensitive ports for grit. “You ever seen a top-class mirrorboard? This thing’ll trace circuits on the insides of your ears!”
“I can outbronze you by moonlight with my junker,” says the kid.
“Challenge accepted,” says Grant Breezy. “I’m Grant Breezy.”
“I’m Loyola Mint,” says Loyola Mint, and boots up to her custom puka shell.