Week 54: Apologies for Friend Stealing

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Week 54: Apologies for Friend Stealing

Post  HanJi on Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:10 pm

Han knocked on the door to Ace's office. "Hey SAM, can I come in? I want to apologize for how I treated you. I didn't mean to insult you, I'm just...well, Oracle don't hire me for my social aptitude, you know? I say things, put my foot in my mouth, but thats no excuse for being rude.
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Post  Ace Nizky on Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:22 pm

The door to the room slid open to reveal the office as previously described, complete with desk, gun rack and robot. The Centaur droid wasn't in the corner where it usually lived though as it hadn't quite returned to its previous location. It stopped forward motion as Han stepped into the room and turned to face him, the red glow of the droid's eyes narrowing to smaller circles at it looked right at him. It didn’t reply for a moment, but when it did it’s tone was still borderline emotionless.

“You did what Humans usually do, treat Artificial Intelligences as if they are inferior. If that were not true then I would take offence. I am incapable of doing so, and thus I won’t.”
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Post  HanJi on Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:37 pm

Han nodded. "You're right, I did. I'm so used to Centaur droids trying to kill me that one with a more advanced programming seems... well, off. The mental association is hard to break. But that doesn't make it remotely okay. You've got every right to be offended, I was a right twat in there. I just...well, this new girl, she was really on edge and looked like she needed someone more...familiar looking to talk to. That being said, I could have been much more diplomatic in how I did it. It was never my intention to insult you."

Han's face was bashful, and his head was bowed, clearly sorry. "But for what it's worth, I don't think AI's are inferior. I didn't really grow up around AI's much, I don't really...get them. It wasn't until recently that someone really explained to me how you were different then regular computers. I still don't really understand it, still, but I know theres a difference, and that you deserve to be treated with respect. Even if I don't always manage to."
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Post  Ace Nizky on Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:48 pm

"If I was able to take offence then I belive I would. I am not sentient and my ability to function autonomously is limited in this form. As you have correctly asserted a Centaur Droid does not inspire confidence. Ace will be providing me with a more appropriate body shortly."

The droid approached Han, slowly, as the door behind him closed. It's weapons were lowered to the ground.

"Han Ji. May I speak with you in private for a moment before you head off to converse with Agent Fenris? It concerns the mental wellbeing of Ace."
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Post  HanJi on Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:52 pm

Han held his hands up. "That's perfectly fair. I'd be offended too."

As the door closed, Han's hair stood slightly on edge for a moment, before Han realised Sam's weapons were lowered to the floor.

"Of course. I'm worried about him too. He's...not acting like himself anymore, and I don't know how to get through to him."
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Post  Ace Nizky on Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:31 am

"No. He is not. He has been prone to erratic behaviour and mood swings. He has lost interest in some things that once captivated him, while at the same time has become fixated on a few items that now interest him. I believe that He is suffering from a combination of Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, although my psychological knowledge is not yet well defined."

The droid stood unmoving and still on the floor as it gave it's speech. There was, however, a slight undercurrent of what might be worry under the carefully measured and precise speech.

"He has been avoiding contact with Agent Demeter. Before the death of Agent Xu he would talk to her on a regular basis. This week He is taking her skiing but I am sure He does not have her best interests in mind and is using the trip as an excuse to peruse a different project. You have spoken to Him and identified differences in his behaviour. I am finding it difficult to persuade Him that something is wrong. He holds you to be a close personal friend."


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Post  HanJi on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:55 pm

Han shrugged. "That's probably a better way of putting it then I would have. I suspect your psychological knowledge is better then mine. All I know is...he's changed. That thing on the highway... I don't know what's going on there."

Upon hearing what SAM had to say, Han let out a brutal string of Cantonese swearwords. "I knew he wasn't talking to her! If ever there was someone who could get through to him, its her. I tried confronting him on this kind of stuff, but he wouldn't listen. I'll talk to Darya myself, and hopefully the two of us should be able to ge through."

He paused. "Thanks for letting me know all this. Ace doesn't always deserve a friend as good as you, but he definitely needs one."
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Post  Ace Nizky on Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:44 pm

"I would appreciate any aid you could give, Han Ji. I am personally invested in the wellbeing of Ace. I am closest to Him, although I do not know if the concept of friendship applies between us. I am sure He would also appreciate it once He is back to His normal self."

The droid backed away from Han, returning to its usual corner of the room.
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