Ok TG your turn, I really liked it, although it seemed to be the introduction to a story rather than a short story. As I am somewhat familiar with mathematics, I have to say that you used it rather well. I have always wondered if there were a possible use for those seemingly unusable things that you call Irrationals
Really though, I did find a few spelling errors that could probably be fixed with a spell check. I really liked how you portrayed and covered all the basis of Malcomb Web's character, (except physical appearence which didn't seem to matter much in the story) Chad was well, cool, a tall guy with an enthusiastic approach to life. I liked him, he is your second main character.
All in all it is an excellent peice. This voting thing is going to be very hard.