||Part 09 - Mind Games
||Contributed by Robert Huse
Suddenly, the knight held his head, as he felt
a powerful presence within his mind. "Negorion, what are you doing," a metallic
voice spoke inside his positronic brain.
"Iím terminating the traitor!" the knight spoke out loud.
"That is not in cohesion with the Mistressí plan," the voice replied; though
only the black knight heard him. "You do realize that you are operating
outside of your jurisdiction, donít know. Are you trying to alert Mistress
Yuna of our activities?"
"Silence!" the dark warrior snapped to the voice in his head. "Trigger is
an enemy of the System! He terminated Juno for no justifiable cause! I shall
be the unit to deactivate him!"
"Negative," the voice insisted, increasing the pain in the knightís mind.
"Our Mistress has her own designs for Trigger, and in order for them to
come to fruition, we need him fully functional. You forget, Trigger contains
the Masterís genetic code within his shell, which is cardinal to the Mistressí
plan. These erratic actions of yours are jeopardizing our master plan. This
unit commands you to cease your assault and return to Telmar at once. Understand,
A few feet away, Megaman stood dumbfounded. He was about to engage the knight
in battle yet again, before his opponent became stricken by an unseen force,
and started talking out loud to seemingly nobody.
"Megaman," Rollís voice asked over the radio, "Whatís going on up there?
Itís too quiet."
"IímÖ not sure," Megaman replied. "He was about to attack me again, but
now, itís looks like heís talking to someone else."
"Talking to who?"
"Thatís just it, Roll. Thereís no one else up here. Still, Iím not gonna
fight him while heís not defending himself. Iíll just have to wait and see
what happens next."
"Alright, Megaman. Please be careful."
Far away from Yttrium Island, a tall figure watched the scene unfolding,
his arms behind his back. A troubled look crossed his dusky countenance.
"Is something wrong," a female voice asked behind him.
The figure didnít turn, but rather dropped to one knee. "It appears that
our agent is deviating from your plan, Mistress. He is attempting to terminate
Trigger as we speak. Iíve warned him not to endanger your plans with his
actions. This unit wonders if he is malfunctioning."
"I cannot say I am surprised," the voice said casually. "Negorion was always
prone to erratic behavior. Most likely a glitch in his programming that
escaped Yunaís notice. No matter, he should prove to be quite a challenge
for Trigger. Heís going to need the practice if heís to enact our agenda."
The voice paused for a moment to collect its thoughts. "Yuna believes I
am helpless within this prison, that is her biggest mistake, one she shall
realize soon enough. Now that Trigger is functioning again, my own reactivation
is inevitable. Then, we can proceed with the rest of our plan. Continue
to monitor his activities at Yttrium."
The tall figure bowed his head. "As you wish, Mistress."