Betraying the PEP units was not a bridge I wanted to cross, but I was still human. I was not going to let one kill a kid in front of me. "What the hell are you doing chasing a kid for!?" one of them said. "Yeah, you asshole! Keep on walking!" another added. The third just rolled up their sleeves for a fight. The PEP unit looked from them to the kid and then to me. He obviously wanted me to do something. I just shrugged. How the hell was I supposed to do that? "I think you need to back off. I'll walk with you." I said. I turned to the syndicate members. "You get the kid to the police station so they can sort this out." I told them. Reluctantly, they agreed. "You didn't have to tell us to do that. We were going to do that already, fucking dumbass!" one spat. I then looked at the PEP unit and said "You. Come with me!" He looked from me to the kid and back several times. I wrapped my arms around his waist and marched him off. When we got to the end of the block and turned the corner, I stopped him. He pushed me up against the wall of a building. "What are you doing!? We have to go get her." he said.
Calming him down did not seem like an option. "Why were you chasing the kid?" I asked. He looked from side to side and said "Don't ask me how, but that kid over there got passed all the librarians. Apparently, that girl saw everything in there. Don't you get what that means!?" Something did not seem right. "How the hell did none of you see her!? You guys are literally cyborgs connected to the internet." I demanded. "I don't know! I was not there when it happened. I was just in the vicinity to get the mission from the transmission hub." he snapped at me. "That doesn't mean that you can just chase random young girls halfway across town. Those guys I was with was from Phobia. If they got into it with you and a drop of blue blood got spilt, you would be dead on the spot." I challenged. "You know what, I don't have time for this. I have to get that girl now!" he said as he began to walk away. I grabbed him from behind to stop him from moving. "Are you going to kill that girl?" I asked. "It's not going to be too painful. I'm strong enough to make it instant." he said. That was totally unacceptable.
It was then that the PEP unit tried to shake me off. I was not letting go. He said "Let me go! I know that you are an ally, but I can't show you any mercy when we've been compromised!" "I'm not letting you kill a kid. Simple as that." I said. He went hostile and began to throw punches and kicks at me. I blocked and punched back. I was not a fighter, so I was not doing that well. Luckily, I was very high leveled. I had lots of health and my punches did damage when they did connect. Eventually, I was able to beat him to the point he fell on his ass. "Alright! Alright! You win. My systems can only take so much." he said. "That's okay. Let's get you looked at over at the library." I said as I reached my hand out to him. He grabbed it and pulled me down into an armbar. "You really are soft on us, aren't you?" he said with a smirk. He had used my kindness against me. I had no clue how to break free. Even with the submission minigame, I was at a loss. I had to tap out. That just left me stunned on the ground. The victorious cyborg got up and said "You are strong for a human. I'm leaving." I groaned.