You ARe Pretty 1NT3R3ST1NGLil Hal, AR, Dirk’s annoying auto responder... Whatever you wanted to call him, really... was left there to sit and think about whatever struck his fancy. While nothing seemed particularly interesting in the blank expanse of sky he was forced to stare aimlessly at, his internal processors were indeed humming with fanciful thoughts.
Had he ceased to exist in that moment of confusion and guilt literally ripping him apart from Equius? Was he dead? Could he as an AI die? Was he simply on another plane of existence? Was this merely a game mechanic? Was the male troll stuck in this area like he was, granted with more mobility?
The troll had walked away with a depressed gait when they appeared here, not even bothering to look and see that a pair of intelligent shades had entered this place with him. AR had never been more frustrated with his form of existence when he couldn’t get the lumbering chunk of organic matter’s attention. With no chat client available, he was e
iim 2o 2orrySollux panicked as suddenly his mind shifted into clarity and out of the drowsy haze, only to see Aradia lying lifelessly on the ground. Oh God, oh God, her voice had been screaming his name in his head as one of the imminently deceased. They were always indiscriminate and indecipherable, but he had clearly heard Aradia’s voice scream his name.
She was silent now.
“aa! aradia plea2e 2ay my name again” Pale yellow tears gathered in his mismatched eyes as he searched for her body. Where had it gone? Where...? “thiis ha2 two be a dream” he cried out, dropping his glasses that he’d been holding through the delirious spell. Hands gripping at his short hair, he cried out her name again, feeling a tumultuous rise of energy threaten to escape his being by any means necessary.
Tremors racked his body as he came to realize exactly what had happened. Sinking to the ground in despair, he shakily reached for his handheld communication device and opened a chat wit