[Encrypted NetMail – Dated 2 Days Ago]
To: ASyren@SI.xop
From: NGretz@SI.xop
Subject: Progress on the Aros

Ms. Syren:

We’re running final tests on the Aros and I’m certain that all will proceed smoothly for the demonstration in two days. Since this was on such short notice, I’ve not had time to disable several of the Aros’ previously installed programs—such as the urban combat simulation. This is something we can do later as it will have absolutely no bearing on the Aros’ performance capabilities during the demonstration. We will begin equipping the Aros will live ammunition, per your instructions, tomorrow.

–Dr. Gretz

Danger Zone One. Story by Midnight. Art by Pete Ranosa.