They say that minutes can be and epoch to and true digital being. With death, true death seconds away I find that its true. Its amazing what goes through your head when your about to die.
I dont know what comes after death. Im sure there are others out there who can tell you but Ive never made it quite that far. Still I suppose thats about to change now. I watch as the others run for their lives yet I stand still. Its not that I want to die but rather that I want them to live. I check the reading on the power core keeping the tunnel open. Its at 5000 degrees and rising quickly. At 10,000 itll hit critical and 10,100 would become irreversible.
Slow I think watched as them run into the tunnel Im propping open. These people are so slow. I check the power core again worried. It was never designed to operate in temperatures over 5000 for expended periods of time. Doing so would eventually burn it out and it would need replacing not that Ill live long enough to worry about that. Some of the group clears the tunnel but there are others still entering it. I recheck my calculations. The tunnel should have closed five seconds ago were I not wedging it open using my body and my power core. More bio beings approach me running past with what to me seems to be a snails crawl. The power core is at 6,100 and still risings. My systems clock tells me that not even a second has fully passed...
I hear myself urging them on as I see a phantom image of myself entering the unstable dimensional tunnel. I watch as dark energy begins to surround my circuits and my abilities increase. Im powerful but its not enough so I start the process that will overload my circuits so that I could keep the tunnel wedged open and yet at the same time keep it safe for the others. When fighting I called this dark god mode and it protects me form outside damage and allows me to do things far beyond my bodies specs. The problem is that it comes at a cost. Whiles Im protected form external damages the power I use damages my systems. Normally it is well within repair abilities but not this time. This time Im doing the impossible and there will be a steeper price to pay.
Normal DG mode pushes my system to the limits of its capacity this time I was going beyond that. I will likely enter melt down but I would be able to save myself throng my normal means. I wont be able to run because even with my power boost my body cant escape the tunnel in time once I stop holding it open. I cant teleport either mind or body out as the energy is interfering and melting my escape teleport circuits. The very dark energy Im using to power my core, which is allowing me to hold the tunnel open is also melting my circuits. Its like and engine that is burning too much nitrous. What it balancers out is that I will die here but they will live. Its a fare trade considering the eons of my past life.
I had resigned myself to death when I heard something. No you dont protested on of the bio beings. I wont let you die here! With that she Im fairly certain this one was female thon it has been a long time since Ive interacted with bio beings past immediate necessities. But with that the bio being began to open my weakened armor. I wonder what she is doing for a few moments then I realize it. Shes looking for my brain my core self as it were.
It didnt take her long to find whist she wanted though every second lost was precious. That is not to say that either of us wasted these seconds. As she worked to find my memory core I moved my core conciseness into it using it as and escape pod instead of a backup memory drive it was meant to be. Even so I could not completely abandon my body. Its power and function were the only thing keeping the tunnel open and to let it fail would mean death not only for myself but for the one trying to save me. There was only one thing I could do to escape with out lives and that was to control my body like a puppet. Write a basic program to keep it functioning I then use the dark energy as a connector allowing me to sync with it at a distance. Then I write a puppet function that will me monitor and control my body even as I am dragged to safety. The power core is in the red at 8,300 as I feel myself being pulled. The woman with blue hair has loosed my memory core and some how I feel motion. I can feel her running as she cares me swiftly towards the exit of the tunnel. Will we make it? I dont know but there's no sense in holding back now as I force my body to push even harder.
The power core hits 9,100 as I direct every erg of energy it can produce into maintaining the tunnel. I cant see where in the tunnel we are but I hope were near the exit as my power core is beyond critical. Meltdown is imminent I watch as my power core shells fail and tachyon burst escape. I get on finale reading of the power core at 11,000 and I knew my body was doomed. DG mode has destroyed it and as we clear the tunnel I see the inevitable occur. I know thats the core is at 11,500 as I watch the atoms of my body collapse into the power core then everything rushes out little more then purple light heat and low end microwave radiation. Good Bye I think as another body dies. My fate now lies in the hands of a blue haired bio being who my backup memory tells me is feline. And though Im not dead I wonder if Im truly alive like this? Can this blue haired feline make good on her wishes and save me?