Before any of us could do anything, 06-001's engine emerged from his chest as he grabbed hold of Chase. "A dirty halfbreed from a second rate clan beating me and getting away with it!? Not in a million years. Getting a cheap shot in because you can't quell your human emotions!? Give me a good reason not to reduce you to ash for this insult." We could hear it start to rumble. It was pressed up against Chase's chest. Just the threat alone was scary, but Chase was in real danger. He had human lungs. Those tended to not do well when faced with jet engines. They tended to get incinerated. Chase was terrified and began to look at us for help. "Just let him go. He was just born today. You know how antsy that makes them. They love flexing and testing their strength. Be the bigger person. He won't do it again. I swear it." I said as I put a hand on his shoulder. 06-001 looked at me. "You really change your tone when your son is on the line. I like this change." he teased. "Well, in this life you have to go along to get along sometimes." I said. "So true." 06-001 said as he backed away.
Chase scampered away and hid behind me and Niko. I pat him on the back and Niko said "This is what happens when you attack your superiors. Learn from this." I did not fully agree with that. Technically, Chase was superior here. He beat up 06-001 and held him down. I did not want to countermand Niko. Niko was the leader of his clan and Chase was a new member. Chase meekly nodded and returned to his armor plated form. It probably gave him more confidence and comfort now that he felt the pressure of being threatened. As a human halfbreed, he could not speak. He had not developed enough to process words. He was also more skittish and fickler than the other AEP units. That along with his human organs made Chase a lot more vulnerable for all of his immense power and speed. "I guess you guys should go. Being here might be a bit too much for Chase right now." I suggested to Niko. Chase was still blinking back tears. Niko sighed. "Alexei was the same way." he muttered. I pat him on the back. "Well, he has a sibling. They will do fine. Take care of the emotional needs."
Since that was now over, they left the clan building together. I had to placate 06-001 and the foreigners. 06-001 was happy to see the foreigners. To him, it was a friendly rivalry. They were from different factions, but they were a group of actual high and mid tier units coming together to form pure AEP units of a single affinity. He respected it way more than he did us. 06-001 talking with the foreigners got them both some entertainment. That reduced the burden that I had on me as the host. Things were a big strain. Brett was a bother to them. He kept trying to proposition them all. Paul just ignored them and focused on the operations at the Red Grind. That was a big draw for their attention. Sparks, Katie and Finian were all STILL moping around the clan building or the apartment. We had to keep them happy and raise all their morale. It got to the point where we got desperate. I needed to get a random PEP unit from the streets and used him as a sex toy. They were able to have rough sex with no risk of pregnancy. He was 07005. It was a gray haired cyborg with light brown skin.
Having nonstop orgies got them from bothering us with their sadness at the very least. The AEP units had several minor missions around town. One of them had to deal with killing the female cop that I hated. I took them all out to a pizza parlor to celebrate it. They appreciated it. The foreigners also wanted to take missions. I looked at them as if they were crazy. "Are you stupid? One, the male models are not yours to use. Two, they are incubating a brood of AEP units. The females can go out because they belong to you. Other than that, keep yourselves inside." I told them. The female X-frames did just that. Once they came back, they buffed out the scratches and fixed their damaged hulls. They all were great pilots and were chosen for it by the transmission hub. I learned that the Radioactive hub was not even the one that we got our missions from. Ours was the Heat hub. Both of them were working closely together. This was a decision that came from the Heat hub on behalf of the Radioactive hub. I asked what they were going to do after they were born. The leader looked at me.