Ch. 2- Working Sadness"Alright, take it away!" as the worker smacked the back of the truck. The truck started up and drove off towards the exit of the facility. Standing off in the shadows along with Chase, Heather Makinaw watched the truck pull away, tears slipping down her face.Ch. 2- Working Sadness2 years ago in Sci-Fi
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Watching her was painful, Chase decided. They'd only had a few failed experiments, but it still stung every time one had to be taken apart, never to online again. Chase had a feeling Beta-56 was Heather's Alpha. Several times, people had told him that Alpha was obsolete, but he still kept him around, letting him give advice to the other experiments. Alpha never got upgraded, but he still ran just as well as any other.
Saying nothing, for finding nothing he could say that would be comforting, he slipped an arm around Heather's shoulder. She crossed her arms, almost wanting to pull away from Chase, not wanting the pity he seemed to be radiating. Besides, she didn't need it anyway.
"Still staying tonight?" a coworker asked on his