She blinked. In the time it had taken her to work herself up, the viruses had
Instead, Phase turned to face the screen. She giggled, at first a little hysterically, but after a few seconds the mania had faded from her eyes. "You've got flour on your face," she pointed out.
With a spot of good-natured cursing, Vincent leaned away from the camera and came back with a mostly-clean space...but for a new splotch of lumpy white he'd inadvertently added. "Sorry to keep you waiting, I've got dough-hands," he held up his hands, which were covered in bits of bread dough, and grinned. "Had to make the call with my nose!" he crowed.
That upgraded Phase's giggles to full chortling. Backspacing the conversation, she did her best to explain the last thirty seconds. "-and the next moment, they've dropped what they were doing and bolted! I don't get it, they'd have had us dead to rights if they'd stood their ground," she said. Her brow furrowed as something came to mind. "Hang on, you said the collector started up? None of them were deleted, so why would there be Zenny?"
"Yeeeeeeah doesn't look like it's Zenny. Just junk data...and something that looks like a P-code? Here, have a look," Vincent's head dipped out of frame while he pecked the keyboard with his nose. He came back up just in time to see a slim card materialize into Phase's hand, peering into the screen. "What's it say on it?" he asked.
"Gambit Games...I'm guessing it might be one of these old shops?" Phase guessed. Tucking the datachip into her jacket pocket, she gently eased Dignity back into motion, slowly cantering the mech down the main street. She spoke up without looking up from the screenbank, "Give me a hand looking, alright? If the viruses were coming and going from this place, they might've left something interesting inside," She scanned the rows of storefronts for something that matched her clue, focused enough to completely miss the timeless moment of Vincent trying to get his PET-connected goggles on without using his hands.
They let Dignity carry the junk - the big girl could manage the extra weight.