Bryq thought about deleting Luc.
Unfortunately, birthed AI entities have had Basic Existence Rights for Billennia.
So much for murder.
“Oh well,” sighed Bryq, “It was a nice fantasy.”
His job as “shephard” required Bryq to “devolve” into ur-human form, a Pre-Singularity entity able to relate to the ancient virtual human inhabitants who were unaware they were virtual.
Thus primitive, baseline thoughts occasionally crossed his mind.
“You should practice more Zen.”
Bryq wryly turned his head toward Luc and winked.
He considered telling him to stay out of his head, but he decided it was better to let Luc believe he was capable of murder.
It would keep him guessing and in his place.