The next swing of his pickaxe uncovered the shimmering light of a 1-nugget. Even after years working in the Probability Mines, the rarity of this find staggered Yuri. Most minerals were low grade, 0.2-nuggets at best, and could only affect the chances of trivial outcomes.
He could hand it in and get a bonus - but the cost of medicine for their sick daughter was crippling; the money wouldn’t go far. Or...he could steal it. Use it to cure Natalya, before they locked him away.
Yuri pocketed the gleaming rock. Everything would be alright - he was certain of it.