Welcome to the Grid, Arty: Chapter 12: Tesler
The group found the elevator, continued up the base, and finally reached a room with an expansive view of Argon City, so high up the programs were invisible.
Ironic, how programs that are invisible here are even more so off the Grid, Artemis thought. Maybe this General likes it that way.
“Where is he?” Beck didn’t bother to be quiet.
“Over here,” Paige said. She led the group to a black, oval-shaped chamber inside the room.
A bulky, tall program with a long, squared face stepped out of the area.
“Oh, Paige,” he said with some form of concern in his voice. “What have they done to you?”
His red lightlines flowed off his shoulders onto a cloak.
Paige stepped back.
General Tesler smiled grimly. He shook his cape back, revealing large hands that glowed like firebrands. “I’d hoped I wouldn’t need to do this,” he said. “But it seems my right-hand program needs discipline.”
“Scatter!” Beck said, just as Tesler thrust out his hands and launched them in straight lines at the small group.