Originally Posted by Fitz"Is that so?"
"So there's a chance we'll meet the hand controlling this false bodies' marionette?
The Commander allowed himself a brief chuckle at Johann's analogy.
...I built it because people just aren't ready for this yet. Maybe they never will be. After Second Impact, there was a world out there full of families praying to their respective Gods in thanks that they survived. Sure we could go and tell them, Yeah, there's a God alright, and he's convinced that we're simply a big mistake which he's gonna sweep under the rug any day now. But no, that's not what the world leaders want to do. People might get all preoccupied with existential panic and forget to pay their taxes.
So they got me to do a little job for them. Just one more job, heh."
The Commander took a slow pull on his noxious-smelling cigarette and blew it out slowly from the side of his mouth. When he laughed again, it was a combination of mirth mixed with a dry sort of cancerous choke.
Saitō got the hint and nodded curtly, walking briskly over to the small personnel elevator off to the Commander's right and descending down to the bottom level of Hazardous Containment, where she disappeared among the white lab-coats there after donning some protective equipment. Veidt took a sidelong glance at you for the first time then shook his head in amusement.