"... After making more noise than was strictly necessary and/or wise, I
joined Tom in the pits of the test cell and we moved westward.
Door after door lead to further chambers, the test pipe festooned with wiring and sensors,
and apparently continuing far further than the building we originally entered. Eventually
we came to a sheer concrete wall and some rickety metal steps with extremely wobbly handrails.
We took these, traversing across platforms and walkways, climbing past dials and controls,
eventually emerging blinking in the hot sunlight covered in sweat, grease and dirt. Except we were
now about one hundred yards away in another building, staring at the structure we’d previously entered. ..."|