Time ✒ Evening
Location ✒ On an adventure
Mentions ✒ @Pilatus
Interactions ✒ @Pilatus
Tao grumbled as he maneuvered the forklift away from the door, setting the last of the pallets that had been blocking it off to the side. "I’m gonna really give you somethin’ to cry about." He echoed, though in a much more high-pitched and whiny tone. Once he parked the large piece of machinery he climbed out of it and surveyed the damage. There were busted cardboard boxes open on the floor and papers scattered everywhere, he just shrugged. Everything was dusty and old anyway, besides who still read the newspaper? You could find everything, even ridiculously old information online. Tao let out a small sigh as he approached Paige, someone had gone to the trouble of hiding the door from view and even putting a card reader on the forklift. That definitely wasn't normal as you'd have to have access, Tao didn't realize when he agreed to help Paige just how deep this whole thing ran. "Is this going to end up bad for me?" He briefly wondered then pushed the thought out of his head. In the short time he had known Paige he'd done more than he had in a long long time, and he was having fun regardless of the amount of work he had to do.
When they decided to open the door Tao took a step to the side, his heart pounded in his chest as he watched his blonde companion go to open the door. What would they find in there? He held his breath as the card went over the reader and - nothing. Absolutely nothing happened. Paige waved the card a few times for good measure and still nothing seemed to happen. He expected her to start throwing things like an angry monkey but instead a look of realization washed over her face, he blinked a few times when she spoke to him. He tapped his chin as various methods to do what she wanted ran through his head, "I suppose I could try a few things that might work, it'll take me a minute though." He stated slowly.
Tao reached into the backpack he had brought with him and took out a small took-kit, it held tiny screwdrivers and various other objects. Carefully Tao was able to take off the front of the transponder, revealing an inside filled with a motherboard and chips. There was definitely no power going into it, nothing was running. "Your really putting me to good use, aren't you?" He said with a huff, grabbing some of the tools and getting to work. One or twice the transponder sputtered to life but just as quickly died, he was having trouble connecting the wires and keeping them in place. "God....wish I had a soldering iron...." He just couldn't get the wires to stay in place long enough.
"Paige, I'm going to hold these wires in place, can you waive the card in front of this sensor here when I tell you to?" He said, looking up from what he was doing for a moment to look at her, then dipped back down to think for a moment. He took a deep breath to calm his nerves before moving his hands, he did not want to mess this up. One wrong move and he could potentially fry the whole thing, ruining their chances of getting into the room...without the help of the forklift. After a minute or so the whole thing sputtered to life, "Now, quickly!" He said sharply, he didn't know how long he'd be able to keep it on.
As soon as Paige held the card over the sensor the sound of a bolt could be heard, though seconds later one of Tao's hand slipped and the tool he was using slipped and lurched forward. The motherboard sparked and a bright pop could be seen. Tao let out a sharp cry as he jumped from the transponder, dropping his tool with a start. He shoved his finger in his mouth with a frown. "Fuck! stupid thing! Dammit!" He started spewing out a line of curse words in anger, kicking the heavy forklift. "It shocked me!" He cried, he didn't realize how childish he sounded. For a minute he sucked on his finger until remembering the motherboard. With a startled sound her went over to it, inspecting it closely. He let out a heavy sigh of relief, it wasn't fried thank god. In fact his hand slipping ended up shoving the wire that kept coming loose into the part he needed.