The Cyborg Courier Asura was in one of the most famous cities in the whole world. New York City, one of the “jewels” of civilization, a node of culture and technology, as well one of the cities with one of the most beautiful skylines in the world. Az came here for a simple delivery job, taking a package in New Jersey and taking it to Liberty Island. The Deva Cyborg was slowly starting to have his doubts about his work as a delivery man, each delivery he made in the last weeks, was one shadier than the last and this was the shadiest of them all. A white van was waiting him in the rendezvous point that the customer arranged and a group of suspicious people with thick accents gave him the package. The lead coating stopped his Bodhi SYS to take any reading about the contents of the case, and the uneasiness only increased, yet he trusted Catherine judgment, even if lately she was being too bossy and demanding, and each time he lost a package she would get into a Drill Sargent mode to shout at Asura, that feel compelled to obey her. –Wait a second, why do I feel compelled to obey her every word? I’m a really powerful Cyborg and I get scared and nervous only by the words of a regular human, something must be wrong, something is off… I think I get it I.. I…-
The boat siren made Asura lose his train of thought and he moved towards the dockyard, right besides Battery Park, where he was taking a break and eating a hot dog. The sudden shift of attention made him forget what he was thinking about, partially thanks to the Bodhi SYS and the Darwin Drive redirecting his attention to the task at hand, forcing his mind to stop idling and thinking about things the system considered that weren’t important. Something was truly off with Az, and somebody already knew that. Back in “Nike Deliveries”, or better said what lied under that façade, a group of people were monitoring Az development and performance thanks to a series of sensors and screens, that showed the hacked images of N.Y security cameras. –The Darwin Drive already erased the conclusion he was about to reach, and the cleaning of his memory is re-starting, but this won’t last, sooner or later DEVA XIX will awaken and we won’t be able to do anything about it.- One of the operator talked to the woman overseeing the room from a glass window. A woman with a cascade of reddish hair falling over her shoulder, delicate and stylish glasses, a blouse a skirt and a lab coat looked at them and used a button to turn on the microphone.
–Well, when that moment comes we will exterminate it. I told the Chief of the SHINKAlabs, that the XIX concept was a bad idea, giving a weapon humanity wouldn’t improve its judgment, it will only make it weak, all the data we gathered clearly show that sticking to its humanity only made this DEVA took stupid decision and endanger itself. It isn’t even capable of tapping into the Chassis and the Darwin Drive true power.- The woman sighed with frustration. –After this mission I Catherine Saint Croix will give the order as Brahma Corp Operations Commander to destroy DEVA XIX codenamed Asura.- Az didn’t knew, but this day would change his life