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ENTRY ___154




Our peace didn't last long. A massive, fiery explosion belched from the broken skyscraper and snapped the metal beam from which I was hanging off, sending us flying off.
A piece of scorched metal crashed into Pilot, flinging his katana out of his hand and somewhere into the smoke.
He didn't bother going after it, no... he went after me.
He called me "UNSCANNABLE" and shouted something about me being "ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE FALL OF EUREKA!"
I had no idea what his problem was. I was trapped in the Dead Zone while the city fell into ruin.

Adrenaline injections of the Biomatrix must have held me together. They were probably the only reason why I didn't let go of the trowel. There must have been mere seconds between us and the ground, but my perception of time remained stretched, my responses faster than they've ever been, my vision in a dizzying 360 degree radius. My hearing was impossibly clear, lacking what should have been horrible shell-shock ringing from the explosion. A brilliantly blue Neural Interface blinked slowly, crowning Pilot's head.
A thought crept into my brain... "What if I were to...?"
Pilot swam through the air towards me in gliding motions, his arms locking around my neck in an attempt to snap it.
"TIME TO PAY OFF YOUR LIABILITY PREMIUMS!" He hissed icily.
I twisted, turning with more force than his choke-lock could hold.
"My credit card expired!" I responded, bearing the extremely dull trowel onto his head, smashing his right Neural Interface node. Pieces of microchips and electrical sparks followed the gliding motion of the trowel.
The left Neural Transmitter blinked neurotically, attempting to make contact with Pilot's right brain hemisphere.
Pilot twisted, flailed in torment. Sudden Neural Disconnect equals to mental meltdown! Hah! Take that!
As our flight nearly concluded I saw his eyes for the very first time, right through the reflective-green goggles.
They were filled with endless fear and confusion.
"Waaaat?! Why?! Snippy?! Get out of my toaster!" he cried in his old voice of dull misapprehension, unable to grasp the inexplicable shift of reality brought on by the complete neural/mental collapse.

I've had my Pyrrhic victory!
Then... the ground came to us with its loving, hard embrace.


Credits


Art Director:

Vitaly S Alexius

Illustrators:

Frame 1:Shuo Zhou

All other frames by:
Christina Z

Russian translation by:
Александр Чернов

12th August 2013

Tagged in Pilot Snippy ANNET Neural Interface
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3 years ago #9326569        
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I always hated light blue tiaras



3 years ago #9268746        
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Gorgeous eye.



4 years ago #8955450        
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So, Snippy's goggle lenses are blue and his eyes are blue. Pilot's goggle lenses are green and his eyes are green.
Does this mean Captain's eyes are purple?



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4 years ago #8928505        
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@Starfield. I am in the same boat. I didnt notice the eyes but when I went back up I saw them and I think it really hits home that there are people behind the masks. You know that there are but this is the first time you really see something. A piece of the person behind the mask.



2 months ago #9684798        
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PILOT IS BACK!!! I have been so afraid for him! And yet..."endless fear and confusion?" Poor Pilot! Oh, I so want to give that poor lost soul a huge hug!



Hexx

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9 months ago #9603161        
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That was surprisingly quick and easy. I expected Pilot and his corpse army would hunt Snippy even after he escaped the building.



1 year ago #9516539        
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NORMAL PILOT! YAY



TyuErt

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1 year ago #9490379        
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Wait... he smashed the right side.. the right side always told pilot where snippy is... continuity!

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2 years ago #9386450        
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And... Pilot is insane again.



3 years ago #9325143        
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Oh no. Does this mean that Pilot is going to be even more screwed up?



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