An examination of the 'captured rebel' to 'unthinkingly loyal guard' pipeline.
Dariel and Tomas split up while trying to infiltrate the Quasar complex, leaving him all alone in the heart of the enemy.... until he finds a friend who helps him see the error of his ways.
At some point, I had an idea to write a short story entirely through chatlogs. I also wanted an excuse to mess around with LaTeX and do horrible, horrible things. This story is the result of that. And also a cautionary tale about talking to strange reality-warping AIs online.