100-Word Challenge, Day 043-044

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“It happened again,” Evan said as he slammed his fist onto the table. Weeks of testing had gotten them nowhere. Aldric was sure that the conversion and storage processes were strong enough to handle the output, as long as they could get the strange deviations to level off. Something about them made the whole system jump erratically, and that was what caused the converters to overload. “The containment field harmonics just fall apart once those damn signals start appearing.” Even tapped his chin in thought, and said, “It is almost like something is consciously trying to prevent this from working.”

“That’s impossible, and you know it,” Margaret said as she stared at a bank of screens, her face lit by flickering glow of numbers scrolling past. “There is some variable that we are missing, but I have no idea what it could be. We’ve checked everything.”

Evan ran his finger through his hair and said, “Perhaps we need to look at this from a different angle. Let’s set up to run another test, but let’s keep all of the focus on interval seven, which is consistently the strongest, and see if we can make any sense of what is happening right there.”

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