Jon turned around the corner and finally reached Sector 0. A fog of green tint surrounded the colossal tower. "I swear it becomes smaller everytime I look at it." He spotted a group of guards coming from the other side and quickly hid behind a dumpster in the narrow corridor. He couldn't let himself be seen, not when he was this close to his goal.
You could find some strange odd jobs at the Slums. This foreigner said to him in a peculiar accent: "Retrieve at least ten materia orbs from the Shinra Materia Dispenser in the 63rd floor, and we have a deal." Jon was often sought by some eerie people to fulfill highly questionable tasks. His resourcefulness and his knowledge of the Midgar geography made him a valuable asset for the criminal underworld. Perhaps his best feature was that he was ultimately expendable: no one would know who he really is or whom he was working for. Jon never dared to ask questions anyways, fearing the anger of the mob. As long as he was certain a large sum would come out of the task, he would do it. Afterwards, he would spend some of the gil on food that would last him for a month, and the rest of it on alcohol. When he would be near the end of his supply, and when begging wasn't working out, he would seek another task.
As for this job, he thought the materia would probably be smuggled out of Midgar and used in some foreign wars. The stranger only gave him some indications on what exactly to do when at the 63rd floor. This wouldn't be the first time Jon was breaking in the Shinra building. He was already sent there, but it was only to steal some files in the 45th floor. This would be the first time he would actually go beyond the 46th. Beyond that, all floors were heavily guarded. The foreigner warned him about this, but also made sure Jon understood he would be immensily rewarded. He accepted, packed the necessary, grabbed his revolver, said goodbye to the man in the suit and went on his way to Sector 0.
The patrol was now far, giving Jon a chance to get into action. He left his hiding place to bolt to a manhole, lifting it up and descending into the sewers that connected to the train rails.
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