It seemed that their clan was going to try to purge humans that were allied to PEP unit clans. We drew their ire from the Water Clan. When we humiliated them all in our battles, they tattled on us to the others. Since they hated us for even being there, us beating them was the last straw. I did not think that it would be the last we saw of 06-001. He would probably want some revenge on us. Since we had this info, we knew where they were and the numbers they had. They had the 2 X-frames that were manned by the chosen cyborgs, 3 low tier PEP unit that were nearby and became servants. They also had the AEP unit. When we took that into account, it was possible that we could take them out first. It would certainly make enemies of all the PEP units in the region. I did not know if things would ever be the same. We would win, but at what cost? There was something else that we got from the data. Mason was really happy about this one detail. He could use the data he got to control other AEP units. I told them that were absolutely not allowed to use these on any of the ones in our clan.
Going around and hacking the AEP units should be saved for hostiles only. They seemed to agree with me. When they were done, I left. Watching them work was not an exciting idea to me. I was going to go back to the cab depot when I saw 12-001. He was supposed to be dead! "How the hell are you still alive!?" I demanded. I looked at the kill switch and saw the light was still blue. "Thanks to you not understanding how perfect my body is, I was able to get out of it. You gave me way to long." he said. It was not up to me. Mason designed it that way. That was probably the case. "So, how did you do it?" I asked him. He smirked and said "My nanites are very versatile. I can do more than just change my appearance. With that, I was able to isolate my organ and purge it from my body. I then used others to replicate it. The explosion was pretty amazing though." "Did you ever get in contact with your friend, 06-001?" He frowned and said "Nope. I checked the hotel and he wasn't there. He must have gone home after I failed to return." Looks like they never met. This was fine. I could capture him.
He seemed to be in a gloating mood. I decided to play into that. I walked right up to him. His eyes lit up from the challenge. He snarled at me as I put my palm flat on his stomach and said "I don't believe you. Show me." "A fucking human is doubting my power!? Fuck you!" He then grunted in pain as a large lump of gray nanites pressed against my hand. I pulled it out roughly. "Hey! Be gentle with my body." he hissed. I looked at it as the excess fell away from the organ. It was a series of 6 volt lantern batteries arranged in a square wrapped with a thick copper coil. This was what made him immune to bullets. "This was all a big fluke and we both know it. You can't do it again." I said with a sneer. 12-001 growled as he pressed against me. It took several moments for him to do it again. He was breathing slightly heavier. While his nanites could do anything, it did not appear that he could replace them on his own. Especially not enough to replace his organ 3 times over. I put both of the organs in my pocket inventory. "I'll just take those back from your corpse." he said as he pushed me back.