: TEMPORAL CORRECTOR ZERO :
: LOG ENTRY _______223 :
I grew the recently crowned Good Director of Insurance a new face-mask covering up his scarred skull, reinforced his neck from leaking vital fluids and there it ended.
Why G? Why must the Rules of the System limit my options? Why can't I for once just fix everything? Give him a new body? Fix his horribly corrupt brain?
Why must I stick to half-measures which fix nothing and only delay the inevitable influx of errors?
This is like that time with Cube 28 all over again. Twisting space-time into a series of tetrahedrons is not a permanent solution, you know.
It only causes more errors in the long run!
G: [IN ACCORDANCE TO DEX REPAIR POLICY 22-66-0024 OF INTERACTION WITH A TEMPORAL CORRECTOR, YOU MUST PREFORM ONLY MINIMAL MAINTENANCE FOR KEEPING THE NOTED DEX ALIVE. IT IS THE JOB OF REPAIR CENTER OR DIRECTORATE SERVER EMPLOYEES/AVATARS TO FIX MR HATCHENSON. SURELY, YOU DON'T WANT TO TAKE AWAY THEIR JOBS?]
Come on G! I can deal with a lawsuit or two! Let me at them. I existed since the beginning of this Universe! I can surely deal with it.
G: [YOU WILL DO NO SUCH ACT. YOU ARE NOT A LAWYER. YOU CANNOT TAKE JOBS AWAY FROM OTHER APPS! EVERYONE HAS THEIR PLACE AND TIME WITHIN THE SYSTEM! EVERYONE HAS THEIR PURPOSE WHICH MUST BE FULFILLED AS ORDERED. YOU DON'T WANT TO STRAY ONTO THE PATH OF A REJECTED APPLICATION AND BE SUBJECT TO DELETION!]
And if I do? If I grow Mr Hatchenson something that I shouldn't? If I just fix a couple of corrupt lines of code in his mind-server? What then?
G: [YOU WILL BE SET TO "IMMEDIATE TERMINATION" AS A DANGEROUS APP. OTHER CORRECTORS WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH YOU. JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE THE FIRST DOESN'T MEAN YOU ARE THE LAST OF YOUR KIND. I AM WATCHING YOU, ZERO. ALWAYS WATCHING, EXTRA HARD. YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN RESPONSIBILITY TO UPHOLD THE ENTIRETY OF THE G-SYSTEM BY MOTHER HERSELF. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO STRAY FROM DESIGNATED ORDER.]
How am I supposed to always uphold the system if I have to deal with all of these bureaucratic and pointlessly stupid rules, G?
Let me fix Mr Hatchenson so I can just go back to sleep. This is ridiculous. I am not carrying his head to a DEX Repair facility like some sort of lowly carrier drone!
G: [YES YOU ARE.]
G: [ARGUING WITH ME IS UNPRODUCTIVE. THE MATTER HAS BEEN DECIDED BY THE SYSTEM. YOU MUST PROCEED AS ORDERED.]
I quickly reviewed the orders.
Proceed as ordered? I have to WALK there?!
G: [DIRECTOR HATCHENSON REQUESTED THE "SCENIC VIEW" DELIVERY OF HIS HEAD TO A DEX REPAIR FACILITY BY THE CLOSEST AND MOBILE APP AVAILABLE. THAT APP IS YOU, SINCE YOU ARE HOLDING HIM. THE SCENIC DELIVERY IS DONE BY SLOWEST TRAVELING METHOD AVAILABLE TO AN APP: YOUR MODE OF HUMAN-IMITATION TRAVEL VIA USE OF YOUR FEET. ]
I briefly considered whether it was worth getting deleted for it (to finally have my peace), but then I remembered that getting deleted will probably hurt a lot and will probably take a really long time (due to my over-built self-defense parameters).
Thus, with a really sour mood I went on an idiotic mission of manually taking Mr Hatchenson's head on foot to the closest Dex Repair facility, all in the meanwhile answering his stupid questions and explaining to him that "we must obey the System" over and over and over.