!0KSb1naBQQ 02/20/09(Fri)07:04 No.3769092|
>>3768517 (will go anonymous again when finished)
“What? Did I hear you right? You want the ChaosButterfly.exe? Who told you it was for sale? Hell, who told you about it?
Ach, don’t mind me kid. I’m sorry I got riled up. Ain’t your fault, you weren’t to know. It was Rufus who put you up to this, wasn’t it? Little punk… what’s that? What is the ChaosButterfly? Oh son, you don’t want to know. Get out there and enjoy your life, while you can. If you’re very lucky you’ll find someone who… you’ll find someone.
You really want to know what it is? Alright, sit down, take a load off and have this one on me. But you’ve got to promise me something, OK? Never fall in love with a Rider. They’ll break your heart…
See, I was once one of those adventurous types who went off-fort. Yeah, I know, even I look at myself now and can barely believe it. But back in the day I was actually a pretty good Cracker, good enough to get hired for more than a few lucrative jobs. That’s how I was able to buy this place when I retired – contrary to what Rufus might have told you, webspace was never cheap, even back then.
I used to roll with this crew. It was just me, Mikhael our Hacker, “OmiKroN” – damn silly name if you ask me, but a damn fine Prober nonetheless – and Jade. Jade was a Virus Rider. One of the best I’ve ever met. She was my… friend. Hell, she was my best friend, but ultimately she was nothing more then that. She loved her butterflies to much to be anything else.
See, Jade had managed to tame these… things. She called them butterflies, but really they were just another type of virus. Tiny, self-replicating programs with fractal edge wings, individually powerless but in a swarm they could be devastating. Imagine it kid, a giant cloud of rippling colour pulsing and drifting across the net, carrying the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen in the middle of it. Gods, but it was a sight.