Needless to say, Kaen was quite confused by this latest turn of events. The fact that the soldiers appeared to actually be helping them, the almost exact duplicate of Erin, all these were quite out of the ordinary for him. The most worrying thing, however, was that his “companion” had gone silent after saying only two words: ”Prepare yourself.”
Deciding that the best course of action would be to prepare for any forthcoming unpleasantness, Kaen went over to the nearest soldier and started talking.
“Well, since you're apparently helping us, there are four things I could use. First my shoulder needs some repairs, and something to drink would be greatly appreciated. As far as equipment is concerned, I would like to see your armory. I could use a new set of battle-armor, or if for some unknown reason yours is not adequate perhaps it might be possible to repair this one. I would not be at all surprised if yours is an improvement, however. Also, I would like a more effective weapon. Something along the lines of an assault weapon, preferably particle- or beam-based. A relatively quick fire rate and enough power to penetrate armor would be tremendous assets as well...”
At this point Kaen stopped, and stared around for a bit, then suddenly started talking again.
"All this is, of course, at your discretion. All things considered, a little medical care is all I really need, the other things would just increase the likelihood of my living another week. So they would be greatly appreciated. OH! That's what I was forgetting. Information! We need information. Is there, you know, a mess hall or whatever your dining area's called around here? A place where we could talk, maybe get some coffee, or whatever it is you drink, and you can fill me in on what exactly is happening? I mean, it's been so long since I've just been able to sit and talk about the situation...."
This continued for another few minutes, then suddenly
"Oh! By the way, thanks for not shooting at us. It's a pleasant change of pace."
"Okay. I'm gonna get your money for ya. But if you don't get the President of the United States on that phone, you know what's gonna happen to you?"
"You're gonna have to answer to the Coca Cola company."
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