January 12, 3024
Solaris City, Solaris
Skippy's Fern Bar
Approximately 10:30 A.M.

     Vincent Leo was sitting in a side booth, with a briefcase of files, a glass of Marik Brew Beer, and a computer terminal all on the table in front of him. He was just verifying data on previous quarter sales to make sure that Leo and Leo, Inc., was in fact the #1 producer of Spam-related weaponry.
     Two rather large men approached the booth of Vincent. They were wearing uniforms of Karintha Spam Weaponry.
     "Vincent Leo," one large man said in a dark voice, "Come with us."
     Vincent stood up from his booth. "Why should I go with you?" he asked.
     "Mr. Karintha wants to talk to you."
     Vincent thought this over for a moment. "I refuse to go."
     "Then we will force you." The two men started advancing towards Vincent. He quickly responds by dashing for his Spam Projection Cannon, but inches from the weapon, he was tackled to the ground. He punched the one who tackled him a couple of times on the top of the head, which loosened the tight grip around his legs. He then dashed as well as he could to the Spam Projection Cannon. He aimed at one of the men's chests and fired. The can of Spam hit him in the middle of the chest, knocking him back into the wall of the bar, knocking him out. Vincent then pointed the SPC at the other man. Seeing how he was in trouble, he made a hasty getaway.

January 13, 3024
Solaris City, Solaris
Leo and Leo Inc. Solaris Headquarters, top floor.
Approximately 8:00 A.M.

     The elevator doors opened. Vincent Leo walked out and headed towards his office.
     "In early, Mr. Leo?" his secretary asked. Vincent responded with a slight grin. "There's a package sitting on your desk." Vincent nodded and walked into his office. Inside the office, his desk is positioned next to the far wall, with a window to the left side of the desk. On the desk are some files and a package. Vincent walked over to his desk and opened the package. Inside, he found lots of wires and a timer that had five minutes left on it. He realized that he had no time to call a professional. Vincent picked up a pair of scissors and snipped the first wire he thought might work. The timer's numbers disappeared, then a moment later, the box exploded with a large amount of rotten Spam knocking Vincent back through his door. This explosion of rotten Spam blew out the windows in his office and completely filled up his office. Vincent knew who caused this.

January 15, 3024
Solaris City, Solaris
Karintha Inc. Corporate Headquarters
Approximately 9:00 A.M.

     David Karintha was heading to the office for the day. When he arrived there, he saw an interesting sight. All of his office workers were standing around a giant cube of Spam that was where the building used to be. He takes out a portable ComStar terminal and sends a message to Vincent Leo asking him to meet him at Skippy's Fern Bar at noon.

January 15, 3024
Solaris City, Solaris
Skippy's Fern Bar
12:00 Noon

     David Karintha was sitting at a side booth waiting for Vincent Leo to arrive. Suddenly Vincent came falling through the roof of Skippy's and fell into the booth seat across from David.
     "Sorry about being late," Vincent said, "but my 'mech was out of beer."
     "Lets get down to business," David said. "We both want this little war of ours to end. How do you want this to end?"
     After thinking over it for a moment, Vincent replied, "How about a battle? Two light 'mechs with our best weapons on them and have both of our companies on the line. Agreed?"
     David nods.
     "Davion Arena in two days at noon."

January 17, 3024
Solaris City, Solaris
Davion Arena
12:00 Noon

     The cameras zoomed past the two 'mechs. One looked like a modified Jenner while the other looked like an entirely new design.
     "This should be a great match," the overly hyperbolic announcer said. "This battle pits the owners of two great Spam weapon companies, Vincent Leo and David Karintha. Vincent is in the modified Jenner sporting a prototype Spam Projection Cannon and four Alcohol Flamers, running off of a Beer Fusion Engines. David Karintha is running off of a custom built 'mech that has been in development for four years. His weapons are Spam Long Range Missiles and Spam Machine Guns. This..."

     Vincent made a few final checks on his 'mech. He checked the weapon's ammo and his power supply. They were both nearly full. After doing his final checks, he started the 'mech moving. He headed straight towards Karintha's mech, while Karintha headed towards Leo's mech. When they got in range, they traded shots. Leo nailed a Spam shot in Karintha's right torso, while Karintha nailed Leo all over with the Spam LRMs. They then started circling after each other, nailing each other with what shots they could. Karintha caught Leo with a Spam LRM that caused a third of his engine to become damaged. Leo dashed behind a crippled building that provided just enough cover to protect his 'mech from damage. He quickly analyzed his damage and saw he needed to finish this battle quick. He then dashed out quickly from behind the building and fired his SPC at Karintha's mech. The round hit right in the head. Leo then dashed his 'mech straight towards Karintha's. He fired his alcohol flamer and once again hit the head. Karintha's mech stopped moving and toppled over. Leo pushed the cockpit door open and went out onto the shoulder and sat down.

January 17, 3024
Solaris City, Solaris
Skippy's Fern Bar
About 4:00 P.M.

     Vincent Leo and Karen Smith were sitting at the side booth watching an animated show from the twentieth century. The heroine was sent to kill a manga artist but couldn't decide if it was the right thing to do. Her conscience argued and fought with each other, and eventually, the good conscience killed the evil conscience with a gun. Later the episode, the good conscience was arrested for the murder of the evil conscience. Vincent and Karen laughed all through this show.

VI Leo 5-30-2003.