08 "Oh How They Cry"

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(Beeping noise, buttons being pushed.)

[AI voice]

Reference number, 38.42.456.32, playback commence…

[Random person]

It was like I told him, no one gets there on their own. You need a team of people who can handle certain aspects for you…

[Saris]

No, no, no.

(Beeping…)

[AI voice]

Reference number, 16.29.394.46, playback commence….

[Jarratt]

I'm not sure. He seems a bit shaken. I have faith however, he'll be able to take necessary measures to procure the desired results…

[Saris]

Pfft, whatever.

(Beeping…)

[AI voice]

Reference number 89.34.672.96, playback commence…

[Saris]

You're right Sorrel...all will be revealed soon enough.

(Beeping…)

[AI voice]

Reference number 23.45.185.87, playback commence…

[Ross]

It would appear so. I don't need to remind you how dissatisfied I am with Tharins interruptions do I? Then take care of it…

[Police officer]

Hey! Hey you! Don't move!

(Man running away...policing running up to machine.)

[Police officer]

James Corrin is signed into this terminal.

[Police officer 2]

I think we'd better call commissioner Grady.

[Ross]

Whatever you have to do...TAKE CARE OF IT.

(Call ends.)

(End scene)

[Narrator]

In lieu of recent events, I dare not call this city, a fine one. Never in her history has an Enforcer abandoned his post as the protector of the law and gone full revolt. I fear my friends, I fear for the future, I fear for this people, I fear for this city...the city Within the walls.

(Music)

[James]

Hello

[Tharin]

James?

[James]

Yes Tharin?

[Tharin]

Mind telling me why you were sneaking around, looking up old phone records in the catacombs?

[James]

What? What are you talking about?

[Tharin]

Well...either it was you or someone has your access code.

[James]

It definitely wasn't me.

[Tharin]

Then apparently we have a problem. Who could have access to you code?

[James]

I have no idea. I don't have it written down anywhere. The only people that would know it is you and…

[Tharin]

Ok then, we need to find him...and we need to find him, now.

[James]

Why would he be doing this?

[Tharin]

Not sure, but he's beginning to make me very angry. I'm coming to your depot. I'll be there shorty.

(End scene)

[Jones]

Ah, miss Harris. It's been a while. What have you been up to?

[Aleen]

Why can't you just leave me alone Jones?

[Jones]

You and I both know why I can't just leave you alone miss Harris. You're an important asset to the Theosin. Now...I hate to interrupt your day, but I need an update. What do you have for me?

[Aleen]

Nothing...I have nothing for you.

[Jones]

Miss Harris...do not lie to me.

[Aleen]

I'm not, I don't have any information for you.

[Jones]

I want you to listen to something miss Harris. I want you to listen closely. Tell me...is this not you?

(Jones plays Aleen some audio of her discussing the case with Tharin)

And then there's this one…

(Jones plays more audio)

[Aleen]

How did you?....

[Jones]

I told you, we're everywhere.

[Aleen]

You have me bugged? (Aleen begins to get angry about the situation) Why even call me then? If you have me bugged, why do you...even…

[Jones]

You need to decide. Are you going to continue to help us? Or are you willing to face a panel of councilmen, who may very well put you to death.

[Aleen]

But...I can't…

[Jones]

Miss Harris...we did not ask you to have the kind of relationship with Tharin, that you've developed. Your job was simple. Get close to Tharin and gather information from him. Now either play by the rules...or face the consequences of your past.

[Aleen]

I can't, I can't just…

[Jones]

The choice is yours...goodbye miss Harris.

[Aleen]

(Breath of anger. Phone beeps) Sky?

[Sky]

Aleen ...wow, it's been a long time. How are you?

[Aleen]

I need to talk to Swipe. I have a problem and I need his help.

[Sky]

Sure, hold on...Aleen is...everything ok?

[Aleen]

No, everything is definitely not ok.

(End scene)

[Narrator]

As Aleen deals with her chaotic situation, Tharin finds yet another, for himself. Approaching James's depot, Salistine informs him of the situation.

[Salistine]

Arriving at southern policing force complex. It would appear Tharin, that a large group is gathered outside the front door. Would you like me to land on the roof pad? Or in the street Sir?

[Tharin]

What? Land in the street Salistine, we need to figure out what's going on down there.

[Salistine]

Very well Tharin. Proceeding to street.

[Narrator]

Salistine lands on the wet street below. Tharin exits vehicle and people are yelling. Cautiously he approaches the crowd. A mob of people is something Tharin, nor James or any officer for that matter, has ever seen before. He slowly makes his way up the steps trying to figure out what the people are yelling. Finally he realizes they are yelling "innocent". He raises his hands to address the crowd.

[Tharin]

Everyone just calm down.

[Random guy]

Hey look, it's our fearless commissioner, Tharin Grady. The one who killed an innocent man...get him!

(Crowd yells and James grabs Tharin and pulls him inside.)

[Tharin]

Goodness. James. What in the world is going on? Who are these people?

[James]

I don't know, they just showed up.

[Tharin]

And you didn't try and disperse them?

[James]

I tried, but they attacked me like they attacked you.

[Tharin]

Well, we're going to handle this right now.

[Narrator]

Tharin holds out his hand and his glove forms a glob in the palm of his hand. That glob then forms a 9 millimeter pistol. He grabs the door and flings it open.

(Gun shots.)

[Tharin]

Now listen up. You are all committing high treason against the council of this fine city. You now have two choices. Either go home and calm down or be arrested for treason and face exile, where you will receive your wish, of a life free of the council and the gratitudes of your fellow citizens. Do you all understand?

[Random guy 2]

Ya, we understand...but don't think for a second that this is over. The council has lied too many times.

[Tharin]

Arrest that man...anyone else wish try their luck before the jury?...no? Good. I promise you all, things will begin to get back to normal soon. Until then we all...are going to have to endure this bit of inconvenience. Now go home and get some sleep.

(End scene)

[Narrator]

Tharin, unbelievable angered at this point, heads to the council building to talk to his father, when his father receives an interesting phone call. It would seem Gypsy would like to add a bit of light in this time of dark chaos. Let's listen in shall we?

[Gypsy]

Councilman, how's my favorite pretentious old man doing?

[Jarrett]

I see no pretentious old men around here Gypsy. Now, what could you possibly want?

[Gypsy]

What? The overlord of the underground can't call the devil to say hello from time to time?

[Jarrett]

Enough games Gypsy. There must be a reason you called.

[Gypsy]

Alright, alright, keep your suspenders on. There is infact a reason I called.

(Bit of a pause, to which Jarrett becomes impatient...just another game Gypsy likes to play with people.)

[Jerrett]

Well? Are you going to tell….

[Gypsy]

So, the reason I called is because I have some info you might be interested in. Some info that might help us both keep our positions within this rotting cesspool of a city. It appears councilman, there's a mole in the system of the council. They've been feeding your enemy, our now mutual enemy, information on the council's moves against them.

[Jarrett]

That's impossible.

[Gypsy]

Is it? I'll be sending the info your way. Once I have all the evidence in order, that is.

[Jarrett]

Who is this "mole"?

[Gypsy]

It's a surprise silly. You'll see soon enough. I just wanted to give you a heads up before I sent the file your way. Let's just say this person is in a position that gives them the ability to listen...as if they were just a fly on the wall ...Anyway, that's all for now, tootles.

[Tharin]

Oh father, thank the council your here.

[Jarrett]

Tharin? What's happened? You look terribly distraught.

[Tharin]

I was just over at southern policing complex. There was a crowd of unruly, ill mannered degenerates protesting. I had to fire shots in the air to calm them down.

[Jarrett]

Things are worse than I suspected.

[Tharin]

Yes well, don't feel too bad I didn't see this coming either. I need more men. If people plan to...I don't know, rise up…then I need more men.

[Jarrett]

Yes, yes of course, whatever you need.

(Pause)

I highly doubt a public address would have any effect right now.

[Tharin]

No! It would have absolutely zero effect. These people...I mean just who do they think they are? I will gun down everyone of them if I'm forced. The city does not need people like that reproducing.

[Jarrett]

I'm upset as well Tharin, but we need to keep calm and handle these matters as delicately as possible.

[Tharin]

Delicate, has gotten us nowhere. I'm done with delicate. I'm going to go talk to Ross.

[Jarrett]

About what?

[Tharin]

I'm going to offer him an ultimatum...results...or death.

[Jarrett]

Now Tharin, I think you need to calm down.

[Tharin]

I'll calm down when the city calms down. Goodbye father.

[Jarrett]

Tharin...Tharin!

[Narrator]

As Tharin exits his father's office in a rage, the printer begins sending over Gypsys report.

[Jarrett]

No, no it can't be...THARIN! Oh my council.

(Scene ends)

(Phone sound)

[Saris]

No need to say anything, I just want you to listen. I know who you really are...boss. It's funny, I never thought it'd be you...you really are brilliant. Just not as brilliant as you think you are. Anyway, you have 24 hours to relieve yourself of your position within the city and retreat to the huts of the scrappers outside the city walls...or die. Simple enough right? Goodbye for now old friend. Oh, and don't worry about the commissioners...or Dayton...or Jones, I plan on taking them out, before I take care of you so,...your welcome.

(Scene ends)

[Salistine]

Incoming call from councilman Grady, do you accept?

[Tharin]

Absolutely not!

[Salistine]

Very well...incoming call from Ross Ajin, do you accept.

[Tharin]

Why yes. I'd, much like to talk to that swine right now.

[Salistine]

Patching through now.

[Ross]

Commissioner, where are you?

[Tharin]

On my way over to kill you Ross.

[Ross]

Well that'll have to wait, I finally have it.

[Thatin]

Have what?

[Ross]

The signal...I've found Saris.

[Tharin]

What? It's about time Ross, you may have just won your life, for another day. I'll be there in a minute.

[Ross]

Hurry commissioner, we don't have much time.

(End)

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