As I stared in awe before me, I couldn’t help but feel intimidated. The face smiled. It was neither male or female. “Welcome, Sonia” it said. The tone was neither male or female. It just was, and it echoed around the newly made room I was in. I jumped back, and fell, the codes rising like dust from where I fell. “How…why…what…?” I couldn’t even find words. I didn’t understand how this coded face new my name. Perhaps this was God, and what we thought we knew about the afterlife was wrong. The face chuckled a bit. “I know, you’re startled. You died, and had to watch everyone around you suffer. But the fact that you’re here as a glitch in the system means I can still use you.”it said.
"Glitch…system….? I don’t think I understand." I said, confused. The face looked at me somberly. "What you don’t know, but need to know now…is that your reality was created by me on an advanced computer system. You are part of a project called Project Gaia, otherwise known as the life project. I created every existing being on the plane you call earth. I gave you free will, religion, autonomy, a place to learn, and life. It’s all in your codes. Even your deaths. But recently, a virus, which we are calling the Extinction virus, is what’s causing these recent atrocities. Most of the beings in the system either die because of it, and have their soul transferred to the Heaven or Hell part of the server to be used later, or become part of the virus itself. You, however…Your coding glitched, and now there’s something I can do with you…and you can save this place."It said.
I stared, astonished. Baffled even. Life made sense now, and, sadly, I found my existence rather futile now. “So…what you’re saying is, because I glitched, my coding changed, and…I can hunt down the virus?”I asked. The voice laughed. “Something like that. if you accept the patch I send to you, you will become what I like to call a ‘sonar’, or the one that can pinpoint the virus or virus patches.”it said. I heaved a sigh. “But what good will that do? I can sense them, but i can’t fight them off.” I said, feeling more useless than ever now. “I didn’t say you’d be alone. There are others…three in fact…which will complete the antivirus program. Of course, I still have to pluck them from their respective locations on ‘Earth’, but together, you can do this….Just think of yourselves as superheros, only you’re never going to have to deal with the public.”It said. Suddenly, before me, there was a patch notification. I stared at it. “You can do this, Sonia. Just accept the patch, and we can begin.”It said.
Since I really had nothing left to lose anyway, I hit accept. Flashes of code encircled my being. They linked into my system, feeling like razorblades cutting into my skin. Cries of pain passed my lips as the last of the codes embedded itself along my spine. After the patching was over, I looked around. The world looked different. I could see the differences between good and bad coding. I could even see the footsteps of some of the potentials to go bad. And on top of that, I felt stronger than ever. “Before you go into battle, I have to bring the other three here. You’re save in the white zone, so don’t worry too much. I shall see you soon.”it said, before disappearing. And thus, was my start to what would be the most epic, frightening, and most challenging thing I would ever come to know.
[end History Mode: Sonia Vega]