Eustass Kid gets punishedEustass Kid paused, pretending to fiddle with his cell phone. No one was near or showing interest. The "Vacant" sign glowed green above the booth door. It was now or never. Heart pounding, he swiped his card and entered his PIN. The door slid open with a slight hiss. He stepped quickly inside. The door closed resolutely behind him.More Like This
"Welcome" said an authoritative but reassuring metallic male voice. The word also appeared on a large touch screen in front of him. "Enter your particulars!"
The booth, just a few meters square, was bare of fittings and fixtures save for the large touch screen and a bench in one corner.
"Age!" demanded the voice and the screen. Eustass Kid touched the 22 button although he was only 19. This was to have ramifications later.
"Confirm height 172 cm and weight 64 kg!" Unseen sensors had extracted this info. The machine was smart. It demanded an email address if he wanted the video clip. He entered his Yahoo address
"Remove all clothing!" Eustass Kid hesitated.