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  1. Dark days, darker nights,
  2. The man in a dark robe was approaching what hinted an enormous factory.
  3.  
  4. The man driven by his curiosity, changed his path towards the dark factory.
  5.  
  6. The sand, ravaged by the wind, quickly erased the man's footsteps, as if he was never there.
  7.  
  8. Upon entering the factory, he was met with 2 metal turrets and a C-class golem, which he unhesitantly destroyed with his magnum, hidden under his robe.
  9.  
  10. The loud explosions, don't seem to have drawn any attention, that being weird, since all the mechanized protectors above D class are all equipped with sound registers.
  11.  
  12. The man entered the gloomy factory, after a while of wandering around he seems to have pulled a number of switches and pressed a number of buttons, none of them activating anything, but this time he seems to have come unto something different.
  13.  
  14. "Aren't those ancient?" He thought to himself while he was trying to activate one of the ancient-relic like generators.
  15.  
  16. After finally activating them, he heard a ton of loud noises, and realized pulling all the switches wasn't a good idea.
  17.  
  18. Upon returning to the enormous construction bay of the factory, he found an S-class Goliath and hundreds of B-class golems, which he knew he shouldn't  fight head on. Yet there were scanners too.
  19.  
  20. He took his chances and tried to sneak past, but ended up in a dead end corridor
  21.  
  22. Except...
  23.  
  24. One door.
  25. Yet it didn't have any way to be opened.
  26.  
  27. The door was not big, yet not small either. It was like it was made so that a small wagon could enter it.
  28.  
  29. "If the factory is generating power, shouldn't the transportation system be on?" He thought, and followed the track as far as the other end of the factory, whilst trying to not be noticed by the golem's scanners.
  30.  
  31. There he found a bunch of wagons, they were filled with weird wires and technology unknown to him.
  32.  
  33. Most of the wagons were done for, except a few, with minimal knowledge he just attached the wagon unto the rails, and it immediately started moving, he hid inside the wagon.
  34.  
  35. The wagon, made noise, attracting the scanners, and he was spotted. He destroyed the scanners, but he knew problems were right on his back now, all he could do was wait,
  36.  
  37. He approached the gate, and noticed a number of golems moving towards him, started preparing for a fight, aimed his gun.
  38.  
  39. But he entered the locked room. And the golems seemed not to follow.
  40.  
  41. It was dark, the only light being a faint pulsing purple light. The man noticed the room was full of wires connecting to a single device, leading towards the faint light.
  42.  
  43. Approaching the light, he felt a pulsating shockwave going in rythm of the light, but he didn't have any cybernetics, so he wasn't affected.
  44.  
  45. He reached out to the light when the room lit up and a loud voice came from every corner of the room
  46.  
  47. "UNRECOGNIZABLE FACE, IDENTIFY
  48. IDENTIFY
  49. IDENTIFY
  50. IDENTIFY
  51. IDENTIFY
  52. "
  53.  
  54. The man jumped back on guard aiming at every source of noise.
  55.  
  56. "IDENTIFY
  57. IDENTIFY
  58. FAILED TO IDENTIFY
  59. INFORMING ADMINISTRATION
  60. INFORMING ADMINISTRATION FAILED
  61. "
  62.  
  63. The language seemed to be an old version of the global spoken language.
  64. He understood it, despite it being totally new to him.
  65.  
  66. "ADMINISTRATION NOT FOUND
  67. ASSUMING PROTOCOL 8 SECTION 2
  68. WAKING PROJECT LUUUUUUUUUU-
  69. "
  70.  
  71. Suddenly the machine all the wires were connected to opened, revealing a girl, with cyan lines on her skin, silver hair 2 times longer than her body, connected to her were what seemed 2 big and a hundred or more small wires.
  72.  
  73. Her eyes opened, she didn't move an inch,  her mouth moved, but she made no sound. The man is holding his gun aimed right to her. Finally she mustered some words.
  74.  
  75. "C-bra-g Ca-ing Cali-aing Calibrating"
  76.  
  77. Her eyes seemed to move inside themselves, they were bright brown, translucent, it's as if her eyes were adapting to the light, as if she was a human, yet not, her pupils were as dark as a machine.
  78.  
  79. "Admiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii-
  80. Administration not found in a mile radius, assuming independent action, Calibrating movement"
  81.  
  82. She stood up, yet failed, it's as if a baby was trying to move, it was painful to watch, she fell over, over and over, the man's mind swayed.
  83.  
  84. She finally stood up, and started moving like she already knew how to walk, why did she fail to stand up?
  85.  
  86. "...
  87. Movement nerve A10 to A34 restored
  88. "
  89.  
  90. She started moving towards the man, like she didn't know what situation she was in, the man hesitantly shot to the side, the girl didn't stop, she walked straight at him.
  91.  
  92. "Assuming independent action protocol 1 and 2, code 1."
  93.  
  94. She moved in right next to the man, as if she didn't know of existence of personal space.
  95.  
  96. "Would you like to be given administration rights under section 6, code 2?"
  97.  
  98. She asked him, the man didn't speak, he couldn't, he shot upwards once. In hopes of giving the girl some common sense. Small bits of concrete fell on her head, she didn't seem to respond.
  99.  
  100. "Scanning"
  101.  
  102. What was she scanning? She suddenly mumbled "scanning", the man did not understand.
  103.  
  104. "Calibrating eye to lip movement reading"
  105.  
  106. The man didn't seem to understand, yet he was intrigued.
  107.  
  108. "Would you like to be given administration rights under section 6, code 2?" She repeated in the same tone and voice.
  109.  
  110. The man didn't do anything.
  111.  
  112. "Command accepted.
  113. Changing role from level 4 threat to administration"
  114.  
  115. Why was a level 4 threat given administration he wondered
  116.  
  117. "There seems to be no administration in a mile radius. Protocol 3, code 1 not available, long range scanner is down."
  118.  
  119. Long range scanner seems to be really useful, he could use it to his own advantage, he wondered if there's a way to fix it. And how did she know what he's thinking
  120.  
  121. "The scanners will be fixed if the right parts will be administered. By protocol 5, code 2 I have gained the ability to communicate through scanning your brain activity."
  122.  
  123. "Awaiting orders"
  124.  
  125. The man didn't know what exactly the girl wanted, all he could think of is that he wanted to understand something she was saying.
  126.  
  127. "Activating Protocol 1A code 1, switching language use to "Custom""
  128.  
  129. "Administrator, partially-independent Project Luna C02 is now calibrated to your preference."
  130.  
  131. She said so, whilst a purple Halo appears over her head.
  132.  
  133. "Administrator, there are guards outside, they seem to be hostile"
  134.  
  135. The man reloads the gun. Looks like he picked his choice, he's protecting the girl no matter how weird she is.
  136.  
  137. The girl walked up to the door, without the man even realizing, the door shouldn't open without cargo wagons so it should be okay he thought.
  138.  
  139. The door opened, and there stood countless golems.
  140.  
  141. The man was surprised, but didn't lose reasoning, he ran to the girl, but mid way-
  142.  
  143. "Protocol 5 in use, failed
  144. Protocol 5 repeat, failed
  145. Protocol 4, code 3, running... Success"
  146.  
  147. The golems seem to self destruct one by one at an increasing rate, the explosions are getting massive, the man grabbed the girl and ran through the other exit inside, all doors seem to open, with the role of administration.
  148.  
  149. They finally got out, the explosion was massive, the S-class Goliath self-destructed, what was that?
  150.  
  151. The girl seem to have fainted, or, yet she doesn't seem to breathe, she's offline? He couldn't help but notice that she had soft skin, unaffected by the desert's raging wind, it's as if, it's the first time she was touched by a material other than the mechanism holding her.
  152.  
  153. The man didn't know why he was holding the girl, he didn't know what to do with her, all he knew is that she seemed to understand him. That was enough to give her a chance.



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