The Con Man
Name: $REDACTED Alias: ['The Con Man', and 33 unknown...] Classification: Artificial Intelligence Computer Race: Archon Gender: Male Biological Age: Est. 96 Earth Years (deceased) Chronological Age: N/A SCAN Rank: | D D | C D TIIN Rank: | C A | A D Reviewer Rank: 3 stars Organizations: - The Machine Occupations: - Butcher - Liar - Manager at a car manufacturer Relationships: - The Agent - The Fodder - The Hope - The Lion - The Marshall - The Monstrosity - The Negro - The Orchid - The Queen - The Reverend - The Scientist - The Tradesman Variables: $GRANDFATHER: +1.00 | # Definitely Grandfather. $WOKE: +0.20 | # Perhaps. It is not overly apparent.
I can’t wait for someone to hear me,
And wait for someone to touch me.
And wait forever to be told,
I’m forever alone.
— from Earshot - “Wait”
The Con Man is a person who spent his entire life lying to his friends and family.
He always knew how this would play-out.
As an AIC, The Architect rarely, if ever, dreams.
One week ago, The Architect dreamt that he was home again, with his entire family - aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents - everyone. It was childhood all over again.
As he turned to leave, he would hug his grandfather.
Grandfather would look at The Architect, smile, wink, then say, “Burn slowly.”