World: P-D17224-S aka “Felarya”
Location: OPS AREA: “INSTALATION 001”
“The loyalty and devotion of you organics is admirable, but unnecessary, as is the decision to self-terminate by the human and his fellow intelligence.”
Commands had been parsed, and decision trees searched. Finally, the intelligence had committed to a course of action.
It had transmitted those words in an effort to prepare it's unexpected “guests” for what was coming next.
Hal has the first to break the silence that descended on the chamber like a shroud, as both the beleaguered teammates, and the enemy machines stopped firing.
“Dav, this is a most unexpected development.” The sentient computer began, transmitting his words aloud for the others' benefit.
Kat was the next to break the looming silence. “I thought you said these things didn't talk, Dav?”
“They don't, at least, they never h