Bel Menstal, protected by his body shield, brushed the stroke aside.
Each of the original native operatives was equipped with a mentacom and a body shield.
He straightened, dropping the slightly disreputable, hangdog manner, then reached for his body shield controls.
"Good thing I've got my body shield modulated for full refraction," he told himself.
He broke the fastenings holding the body shield to the leather, and threw the heavy strap back at Flor.