!rtcFUbR5dY 04/09/12(Mon)17:13 No.18641843|
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"All right." She leaves her hand in mine.
"Five months ago I was arrested in Barcelona for selling a rig to a yousee. It cost me more than I had. They were going to flatline me, or flatline my mind. You know what I'm talking about." Yeah, I knew. I knew what they did to pretty girls who couldn't keep up. Who needs conversation when she's not programmed to say no?
"I was in a holding cell for a week. No food, just pills and water. They made me take them. I thought I was in hell. Then one day a man came in and offered me a deal. They were looking for someone like me, they'd take me back to the city and pay me. I went with them, I met her. Julia Rose."
"I guess you already know what the hybrid project is. I didn't know about all the failures, they kept that info from me. The stuff they had was turbo, I could barely keep up with their hardware designs, but they had been made by peds who lived in their labs, you know? People like us, Jack, we're out in the field fine-tuning our hardware every second."
"When it got to the end, we got to the point where everything functioned, I couldn't take it. I had learned too much. I dumped their hardware full of Rem and erased what I could after I copied it onto that disk. I thought I could sell it somewhere, get some cred back and disappear. I had the only copy, but the info was too locked-down for me to get at. That's why I needed you."
"I'm sorry, Jack." She looks away, I let her.