Episode 10: C.T.

Fade in to the desert
Ancient Alien Temples / Present Day
Washington:
Here. I have no idea how she got here.
Carolina:
That's because she didn't.
Washington:
Is that who I think it is? If what you're saying is true, how could this have happened?
Hey check it out, they're looking at C.T.'s helmet in the sand. Then it dissolves into Past-C.T. in the bunker
Enemy Command Complex / Many Years Ago...
C.T.:
We need to get to the escape vehicle.
The Leader:
I'm not leaving them.
C.T.:
You don't understand. They want me. They don't care about the rest of you. I know too much. If I leave, they will follow me.
Cut to Tex and Carolina crouching outside the door to the bunker
Tex:
Quiet. That room is guarded by turrets.
Carolina:
I can get past them.
Tex:
If there was a way to do it, I would have already done it.
Carolina:
York, I need you to cut the power on the main complex.
Yeah, York, Wash and Wyoming are still under heavy fire
York:
I'm a little busy out here.
Carolina:
Just do it.
York:
I'll see what I can do. Sounds like a good excuse to get out of this firefight.
Wyoming:
Good show, mate. That's the spirit. Still a bit of fight in you.
The blue Freelancer stands up and removes the axe from their right shoulder and throws it with their left hand, and it skids to a stop just shy of the gunmen, who stop briefly then continue
York:
So much for that plan.
Washington:
What now?
The blue Freelancer shoots out a giant crane arm that's been moving things this whole time, and it goes haywire and knocks the gunmen off to a lower level, and drops its load on top of them, splattering yellow everywhere
York:
Hah! I don't believe it! We're all clear Carolina, we'll be dark in less than sixty.
Carolina:
Roger that. Don't forget our objective, we're just here to retrieve the armor.
Tex:
Carolina, I know what the fucking objective is.
Inside the bunker, the power goes out
The Leader:
Dammit!
C.T.:
We need to go.
The Leader:
I already told you, I can't leave them.
C.T.:
Most of them are already dead. Besides if we leave they have no reason to be here. Please let's just go while we still can.
The Leader:
Connie come on.
C.T.:
You promised me. You said we would be together. I have all the information we need, I have my armor. We can take this to the right people and they'll-
The Leader:
They'll what, Connie?
C.T.:
I don't know, make a deal with us; keep us out of prison. They'll help us. Come on, we don't have much time.
Carolina:
Actually you don't have any time.
C.T.:
Carolina! And, you.
York:
Hey Carolina, the power's off.
Carolina:
We noticed.
York:
What, no thank you? This was a complicated-
Delta:
Actually, I did most of the work Agent York.
York:
Give it a rest, D.
Tex:
C.T., you have something that belongs to Project Freelancer. And you know how the Director hates to share.
C.T.:
You two are fools. The Director is playing you, don't you see it?
Carolina:
C.T. stop it, we know you've been feeding intel to the Resistance for months.
The Leader:
Hah hah! Is that who he told you we are?
C.T.:
They're not the enemy Carolina. We're the ones working outside the rules, not them. You don't know what the Director has done, he's broken major laws; when this war ends, we're all gonna have to pay for his crimes. Maybe some of us're already paying for them.
Tex:
You need to stop talking, C.T.
C.T.:
No. I know what you are, Tex. And I won't take orders from a shadow.
Tex:
What, did you just call me?
Carolina:
You're coming with us C.T. this is your last, chance.
C.T.:
No, I'm not going anywhere with you.
Tex:
Actually, we don't need you. We just need your armor.
Tex fires at C.T., and she bends back Matrix-style to dodge the bullet
The Leader:
No!
A fight ensues, during which Tex gets stabbed in the back near the beginning, and C.T. takes an axe to the stomach at the end
Carolina:
What the hell are you doing?
Tex:
Completing our objective.
Carolina:
By killing a teammate?
Tex:
She's not a teammate. She's a traitor.
While they bicker, the Leader helps C.T. through a door that locks behind them
Tex:
Dammit! That's on you. I guess you can explain how we lost a full suit of armor, and failed to capture the leader of the Resistance. Command, we need extraction, now.
Pilot:
I got 'em Command. Read you loud and clear Texas, clear me in L Z and get ready for pickup.
Carolina:
I don't know what's gotten into you Texas, but you'd better figure out the difference between your enemies, and your friends.
Cut to the Leader helping C.T. into an escape pod
C.T.:
Ough.
The Leader:
Connie.
C.T.:
Ugh.
The Leader:
Connie.
C.T.:
Here. Take the info. It's not complete but it will get them started. Go. Find the new artifact.
She indicates a data pad she had on her during the fight
The Leader:
Just rest Connie. Just rest. Connie? Connie! Connie.
And that's the end of C.T.
The Leader:
No. No.
Outside, Maine and the Carolinas watch the escape pod leave from the water. The Leader puts on C.T.'s helmet, and we dissolve back to the desert
Washington:
So that's what happened to her armor.
Ancient Alien Temples / Present Day
Carolina:
Apparently. We never did complete our objective.
Washington:
But why come out here? What's the motivation?
Carolina:
I have a feeling, this will tell us.
She holds up the data pad.
 

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