The Deal

Previously...

"Your friend in the data tablet. Do you want help getting her into that body? I'll do it, for a price."

"How much are we talking about here?" Ogai asked.

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8.3.6
Late Afternoon
Crowning Point > Cargo Bay

Shusett was silent, he was trying to think up a good deal in his head. Something to get him out of the shit he was already in, these two were likely his best bet. "Let's say this then," Irving started "I transfer her into that body and you protect me."

"Protect you from who?" Jensen asked, he looked over to Ogai bemused by this Ladon. "Someone's after you?"

"Eventually everything I have done will catch up with me. When that time comes I need security, I'm not a bad person - I swear." Irving Shusett had now entered the rambling stage of his anxiety, the culmination of all the tragedy and madness so far had led to this. "I promise I will help the AI!"

"Woah calm down there. Alright deal, just take it easy. Asahi hand V to the man," Jensen nodded to Ogai. Ogai slowly approached Shusett and passed him the data tablet. "Now Ladon you get to work and we'll see what we can do for you."

The stressed Irving Shusett went over to the crate that held the synthetic body. "How much do you want transferred?" he asked, some people liked their transfers to only keep important information, while some kept it to the bare minimum. Treating a new body like a clean slate.

"Everything," V replied. Irving linked the data tablet to a terminal beside the naked synthetic body. He had to unlock a couple of complicated locks to get into the transfer system, but it was nothing he hadn't dealt with before. V's data was carefully encrypted, there was little Irving could do to modify what would be transferred. "See you on the other side."

"Good luck V," Asahi said. The transfer began and the screen turned black. Now it was a waiting game, the three of them hid while they waited. This could take some time.

TBC

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