BETA’s sense of nervousness in Agent Arkansas was triggered and BETA, being the nosey
robot he is, asked why.
Agent—I’m fine. I just have a weird feeling about this?
Agent—I just feel like I’m supposed to go here- like its fate…
BETA—I cannot say I know how you feel, although I understand that this quest of yours to
find inner peace has driven you, and I can see that you’re on to something big.
Agent—Wow, that’s deep of you “Bates”.
BETA—…Take this left and we have arrived…
Agent pulled up to the town center and looked around before he went in. The people walking
seemed so happy, even when the town is so close to a city at war. He walked in to the
building and looked for a terminal. The only reason he found one is because it made a loud
noise and alerted “MESSAGE WAITING”.
SENT: 7-18 BY: UNKNOWN
SENT TO: TERMINAL 346246 NU-CORREN
I DON’T KNOW WHO I AM WRITING TO, BUT MY NAME IS PETER AND I’M TWELVE. I’M IN THIS PLACE
AND I NEED HELP. THE ASSOCIATES ARE LOOKING FOR ME AND THEY CAUGHT THE OTHERS WHO ESCAPED.
IF YOU ARE READING THIS I NEED HELP. PLEASE GET ME OUT OF HERE. I WANT TO GO HOME.
Agent read the message and read again until he knew what he should do. -BETA never said a
word. Agent walked out of the building and searched the town for someone who knew about
this boy Peter… No one had any idea- except one man: a homeless cripple who lived outside
an office building near the town center. He gave Agent some advice: “You didn’t run from
your problems- you ran for what is right- Don’t make the mistake I did”. This man had did
some wrongs to the Associates and paid the price. Agent didn’t stick around very long- He
was on a mission.