Posts tagged only took me months to write this from the original idea.
RvB Song Prompt: Braille (Regina Spektor) AU Part 2
Part 1 here.
‘Cause it’s been turpentine and patches
It’s been cold, cold Campbell’s from the can
They were just two jerks playing with matches
‘Cause that’s all they knew how to play
The first thing she heard about Project Freelancer was that their top agent had died. The information was years late, she knew, and it was secondhand and not meant for her at all. Information kept from her for years because she said she didn’t want anything else to do with them. That a child was a enough to handle from Project Freelancer.
But now at night she finds herself wondering if that means it was Carolina or Tex. She manages to make it three days before she dusts off her old infiltrator skills and has a sit down with the computer, digging up all of the files she can find on the freelancers.
The first few pages are all the data she brought over with her. It wasn’t until page seven that the information on the AI begins to get more specific. Which one was assigned to which agent. Sorted by importance, the first flagged file she found was a report of an agent who had two AIs at once, and it led to her death. Codename Carolina.
Not for the first time, CT was very glad that she’d never reached the top of that scoreboard.
A few pages more and she read about how York and Tex left the program. Both still with their AIs. Wyoming was not so lucky.
Her fingers typed a flurry of codes and letters and keywords until two articles popped up. Agent Washington receives the Epsilon AI. His resulting mental instability halts the project in its tracks. Committed to a hospital ward until further notice, AI removed.
And there was the other article, the one dated just a week ago. Agent Washington, cleared for duty. New code name: Recovery One.