Hey guys hope you are enjoying these free segments, let me know with a like or a comment! Trego is deep in the time loops and starting to figure out what is happening to him.
Here we go!
I woke up and I started laughing. Let’s do this. Even the universe was with me on this one. I had spent so much time learning and doing everything. Each of my attempts got me further and further. The last couple times spent talking to Proud helped calm my mind. I felt ready. I was never a soldier, but I had become one. I knew how to move, how to think, how to fight. I had been transformed into this nearly unstoppable fighting force.
Okay. I reviewed everything in my mind. I could get onto the truck heading into ReCorp at the port, I could pick up the combat android, Mitreah, disguised as a receptionist, and the old guy would give me some old explosives with the right conversation tread. And lastly Proud would only come with me into ReCorp if I asked her first at the bar, she really on it because things had to ‘come full circle’ which apparently really mattered to her.
I walked into the bar. Everyone there was staring at me like they had what I think was the very first time, so many times ago. I turned straight to my friend, long ago giving up what others ‘thought’ of me. “Proud, I think I might have it this time. Would you like to come?”
Her lips rose slightly in a knowing way. “Of course. How nice of you to ask me.” I left those fools I was saving at the bar in their confusion.
“Alright, so I think this time I stand a really good chance. I woke up and remembered everything. It was pretty overwhelming, but I think this might be it this time.”
We held each other’s hand as we dashed towards the fence. The old guy would not be here for a while, but I did not have the luxury of time as everything was precisely orchestrated. I ran down a few streets, up a building and knocked on the door. He was surprised as he always was, with his gun hidden right behind the door as I had found out once dying in the hallway. He probably wondered at my hand ‘floating’ in the air gripping nothing.
I said the right words, which were unfortunately lies, about how I was an agent and used his operator name and some key phrases such as “Coding Alpha Delta, Operator task transference requested”. His innocent face hardened, and nodded when I said it was vital I have any explosive he might be able to give me to stop an implanted enemy.
Taking the small pack he gave me we ran out of there over to the spaceport. Alright, still plenty of time. At the very edge of the sky the ship was just barely visible to even my highest magnification I could overlay on my eyes. I needed to be on that, but time was on my side.
“Mitreah: Farewell fallen sword,” I said while walking straight towards Mitreah. Her eyes glazed over for a moment and they changed the color slightly before coming back into focus. She looked right at me, cold but absolute focus.
“Override confirmed. What are your orders?”
I smiled. “Alright!” I shook my hand with Proud’s in it and she looked back and nodded happily. “You wouldn’t believe how long it took to figure that one out.”
“So far, so good, Tre.”
Still talking to the girl, “We are going to go onto the vehicle that ship is carrying and are riding it into ReCorp. I need your entire combat mode powers unlocked, and it is imperative I am protected at all costs. Oh, and can you do it with a normal personality? I don’t like the coldness.”
Mitreah laughed. “Sure. That final part is a strange request, but I cannot deny it is much more fun this way. This should be entertaining.”
“Do you want another weapon?”
She shook her head. “I prefer my own.” Her hand changed from its thin fingers into a sharp blade the length of her forearm. I had seen that trick before and I guess I never realized how serious of a weapon it could be. She always just struck me without the actual blade, but the razor edge would end anyone easily.
I walked with the two girls who were here to protect me out to the landing pad. I felt poised, I felt ready. I would stop the time fracture.
We still had a little time while it was landing. I felt poised but there was a little doubt creeping in. What would happen after the fracture was over? I was not sure, and I actually did not care. I had lived more than long enough, with more than enough experiences. I wanted to complete the divine task given to me. Maybe this was Proud’s purpose all along.
The ship had landed, and a large bay door had opened, the loose grav plate vehicle sitting there as two people went through the final checks before they would drive off.
I started walking up. “Hey, are you authorized to be here?” It is always a good idea to question people before they question you.
“What? Yes we are…” He lifted his face from the screen he was holding. I took out my Liner pistol and smashed it across his face. He fell to the ground before I looked to the next one. “Mitreah, take him out, but try to not kill him.”