09-26-03, #8, "Why He Hates the Color Change..."
And so we introduce Mara Rhent. She's a grey fox, by the way. And hopefully I get the point across
that a hobby of hers at work is to get on Tallon's nerves. It's usually meant to cheer him up, as he
seems to have the same charming personality at his workplace, but usually her good humor can be a
bit much. We all know someone like that.
Mara has an interesting story, albeit a rather depressing one. This will unfold a little later.
Mara and Tallon both work in pharmaceutical R&D, just so you know. Their division strives to build
better treatments against cancer when an all-out cure is currently too complicated to attain. A little
background info that I'm sure you didn't want to know.