Guilty.  The verdict hit Caedechron like a load of bricks.

“We won, Cai.  You’re not in jail!”  Lunet’s happy voice broke through Cai’s morose veil.

“They ruled that I was guilty.”

“You admitted that it was you that pulled the trigger. The jury found you guilty of Manslaughter, and agreed to the judge’s proposed Community Service…”

“Yeah, 100,000 hours of community service.. that’s a prison sentence!”

“A prison sentence that allows you to stay out of jail.  You’re doing your community service as a 9 to 5 job for the next 50 years, with a possibility for parole at year 15.  You have nights and weekends to do with as you please.”

“Yeah, I guess.”

“Oh, come on!  Take a drink with me, celebrate!” Lunet slid a sealed bottle of black liquid across the bar toward Cai’s robotic hands.

“What’s this?”

“Capt. Shaw says he confiscated some new drug from some robotic criminals.  It is a specially-formulated highly conductive lubricant spiked with positively charged ions.  That bottle is specially made, so don’t break it, and the contents are a reproduction done by a private lab CSPD uses sometimes to test substances.”

Cai opened the bottle, and dripped some onto his hand, and was instantly transported in time.  His robotic senses flatlined, and memories flooded his vision.

Several hours later, he surfaced from his reverie, and felt a bounce in his step as he prepared for his first day on the job as Robocop.

5 Replies to “Verdict_Received.docx”

  1. Yeah, that’s kinda the best way I could come up with him atoning without being locked out of the PC closet.

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