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Welp, this is it. Part 3 is here. Now, that this is done, I have some announcements to make:
- RWBY Marvel Universe aka RMU is officially coming! The first story is one that starts the MCU itself, Iron Man! Or in this RMU it's known as Iron Maiden, as this new story will have 6 chapters.
- Commander's Expedition, an Azur Lane Fanfic is going to be continued once more, as I will finish the second half of Act 1: War Of Attrition, and I will also be making Act 2: Operation Siren as well.
- An upcoming spin-off sequel series of Commander's Expedition, therefore known as Act 1.5. It'll take inspiration from the Azur Lane Anime called: Azur Lane: Slow Ahead! A simple Slice Of Life.
Y'all excited about this?!
Also, I got some random guy on Fanfiction Review, who said that RWBY should know an EMP exists... (This is from my Godzilla 2014 reaction for those who want to know...)
First off, Remnant does not have such technology in the first place... (If EMP exists, they could use it on Penny, but guess what? It doesn't exist.) Therefore I am justified in them being confused as to what an EMP is.
If you guys somehow disagree, please by my guest, find a single mention throughout the entire RWBY show where they mentioned an EMP. I know you guys won't find it, and never will.
And don't act like I don't know shit, I'm an RWBY fan for a few years, and I know a lot about this show, which is why you guys enjoy my story. As I've been doing my best character representation of RWBY than most of the RWBY reaction fics. (SoundBlasetersuperior you don't count, you amazing, pls don't diss me.)
And next time, bring me some actual criticism. Just saying my chapter is crappy or bad is not enough to make your review valid. Also props to you guys who actually give me criticism such as spelling mistakes or sentence repeats.
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I wasn't pissy... But alright, let's get into this chapter right now!
(Reactions aren't perfect and some scenes aren't fully detailed. Let's commence!)
Taiyang opens his eyes, and sees himself on the bed, he slowly turns but stops fully and returns back to his previous position.
"I can't go back, can I?" Taiyang asked.
"No." Morpheus calls out as he is sitting at the chair beside him. "But if you could, would you really want to?" He asked.
Taiyang doesn't respond. "I feel I owe you an apology." Morpheus said, "We have a rule. We never free a mind once it's reached a certain age. It's dangerous, the mind has trouble letting go. I've seen it before and I'm sorry." He deeply apologises.
"There are times of desperation." Ozpin muttered as James, Glynda, and Qrow agreed upon knowing this similar situation.
Everyone else listens and hears the sadness of alternate Qrow's apology. They understand that Taiyang's life is in danger.
"I did what I did because... I had to." He explained, Taiyang was confused by this as he continues. "When the Matrix was first built, there was a man born inside who had the ability to change whatever he wanted, to remake the Matrix as he saw fit. It was he who freed the first of us, taught us the truth: 'As long as the Matrix exists the human race will never be free.'"
"After he died the Oracle prophesized his return and that his coming would hail the destruction of the Matrix, end the war, bring freedom to our people. That is why there are those of us who have spent our entire lives searching the Matrix looking for him. I did what I did because I believe that search is over..." He finished.
"The One..." Blake stated.
"So like a savior of humanity." Weiss noted, "Destined to save everyone in the Matrix."
Everyone thinks of these remained those fairy tales in their world. Even Ozpin remained the time he was the 'Infinite Man'.
"Who is this Oracle, he mentioned?" Pyrrha wondered.
The other students wonder about that, tho it must be an important person, so they hoped to see the Oracle in person.
Taiyang turns around to stare. "Get some rest, you're going to need it." Morpheus assured as he gets up and leaves.
"For what?" He asked.
Morpheus stops and turns, "Your training." He answered as he closes the door.
Yang perked up, "Training? Like as fighting?" She assumed. "Okay, really wanna see how Mom does that."
"Yeah." Ruby nodded.
Taiyang and Qrow are curious to see along with others how the training would look like.
The next scene shows the ship chambers as light flickers, inside the room, Taiyang is here sitting on the bed, waiting as light flickers on, causing his attention.
Just then the man Tank enters, "Morning, did you sleep?" He asked, Taiyang shakes his head, "You will tonight, I guarantee it." He said as he gives out a handshake, "I'm Tank, I'll be your operator." He introduced.
Taiyang shakes the hand in return as he noticed something about Tank, "You don't... You don't have any..."
"Holes? Nope. Me and my brother Dozer, we're both one hundred percent pure, old fashioned, home-grown human, born free right here in the real world. Genuine child of Zion." Tank smiled.
"Zion?" Taiyang wondered.
"If the war was over tomorrow, Zion's where the party would be." Tank said.
"It's a city?" Taiyang assumed .
"The last human city. The only place we have left." Tank confirms.
"So there are actual people who weren't victims of the Matrix." Jaune noted.
"And they are the only city that is away from those machines." Pyrrha added.
"It must be hard, trying to live in a world where machines can hunt them down." Ren replied.
Penny feels slightly uncomfortable by hearing about these machines, Ruby sees and comforts her. Penny understands that she is not like them but, to hear the fact these machines are also sentient like her in this world gives some odd moments that she couldn't identify.
"Where is it?" Taiyang asked.
"Deep underground, near the earth's core where it's still warm. You live long enough, you might even see it." Tank answered.
"Deep underground..." Oobleck remarked and is amazed by hearing this.
"That's deeper than any dust mines." Port replied.
They are curious to see what Zion looks like...
Then he slightly chuckled in excitement, "Goddamn, I... I got to tell you, I'm fairly excited to see what you're capable of, if Morpheus is right and all..." He explains, "We're not supposed to talk about this, but if you are... Damn, it's a very exciting time." He admits.
"I like this guy." Qrow remarked.
"Um, yeah, you hired him." Taiyang pointed out.
"Of course." Qrow replied.
They seemed to see Tank as a nice guy.
"We got a lot to do. Let's get to it..." He said.
Now Tank sat in his chair, as Taiyang is in his seat where he was inserted into the program.
"Now, we're supposed to start with these operation programs first," Tank has these discs in his hands as he tosses some away, "That's major boring shit. Let's do something a little more fun. How about combat training?" He suggests as he inserts the disc into the machine.
"Hang on, that's how training works, by inserting some stuff in your brain?" Jaune remarked at this.
"That kinda sounds cool." Nora replied.
"Yeah..." Jaune nodded.
"But such knowledge won't do good if your body cannot keep up the performance, sometimes it takes both mental and physical training to achieve combat experience." Pyrrha informed.
"Agreed." Weiss nodded along with everyone else.
"Alright, let's see us some combat training." Yang gleamed.
Taiyang turns and sees the screen downloading something showing a word: "Jujitsu".
"Jujitsu? I'm going to learn Jujitsu?..." Taiyang asked.
Yang is excited to hear this, the rest are intrigued to see this.
Tank only responded with a wink as he types down the keyboard and pressed 'load'.
And just then Taiyang reeled back as all the information is inserted into his head... And when it's done, he opens his eyes in amazement. "Holy shit." He gasped.
"Hey Mikey, I think he likes it. How about some more?" Tank smirked.
"Hell yes." Taiyang replied, determined. "Hell yeah..."
And just then a montage of combat programs is downloaded, from 'Savate', 'Kempo', 'Tae Kwon Do', and 'Drunken Boxing'.
"He's learning so much." Oobleck sees these fighting styles.
"Drunken Boxing?" Weiss raises her eyebrow at this.
"I don't know all of them but this is going to lead things well." Yang replied. "Right Dad?"
"Yeah..." Taiyang replied.
Meanwhile, the adults recognised these fighting styles, Qrow smirked at the Drunken Boxing of course. Taiyang is impressed by this as well, it's hard to truly master a single fighting style, but mastering it all is certainly an impressive thing to do.
"Unless you're Batman!" Damn, are you still alive? "Hell yeah, you can't kill a guy who is the embodiment of the internet." ...Fair point, still gonna get sprayed tho. "I'll take my chances."
Tank is still on his computer as Morhpues arrives, "How is he?" He asked.
"Ten hours straight. He's a machine." Tank replied.
Taiyang is still in his chair, and then he opens his eyes, gasping out as he turns to Morpheus, "I know Kung Fu." He stated.
Morpheus leans, "Show me." He said.
"Well, we going to see us in a duel." Qrow commented.
"Now I gotta see this Kung Fu." Yang replied as if maybe she'll replicate these moves.
"Right, but I guess in this world, you'd still be better due to experience." Taiyang responded to Qrow.
A white flash appears as a gong is heard, as Morpheus and Taiyang are in some program area as they are wearing different outfits.
"This is a sparring program, similar to the programmed reality of the Matrix. It has the same basic rules, rules like gravity." Morpheus explains, "What you must learn is that these rules are no different that the rules of a computer system. Some of them can be bent. Others can be broken. Understand?" He asks.
"Interesting..." Oobleck hears this, "That's how there are some inhuman feats happen."
James nodded, "Agreed, they must bend the rules, knowing this isn't real. This might take some strong wills to believe that."
Taiyang nodded, "Then hit me. If you can..." Morpheus stated.
Taiyang then prepares his combat posture, Morpheus does the same, and the two made their stance as a gong sound is heard.
"Here we go..." Yang gleamed also Ruby joins in.
"This feels like a pure action movie." Jaune commented.
"This reminds me of old times..." Qrow recalled.
"Yeah." Taiyang replied.
"Indeed, there was the destruction caused by the two of you." Glynda reminded.
"Well, it was Qrow's fault." Taiyang pointed the blame at Qrow who looks betrayed sarcastically, knowing about his bad luck semblance. Ozpin smiles at this.
Then Taiyang came first, releasing his attacks as Morpheus effortlessly blocks them, their movements are smooth and fast, with Morpheus being faster.
The fight seemed normal, after all, they've seen combat training similar to this and that was on a basic level. Yang and Taiyang recall the times of sparring each other. Ruby watches these punches and wonders how Yang does this movement, it's like swinging without holding a weapon.
Then Morpheus takes a step back, holding his pose as Taiayng did his. He then moves his hand as Taiyang changes his stance making it look odd and unorganised.
Qrow practically chuckled out loud by seeing this, Yang and Ruby also do the same. Taiyang smiles at this, tho he does get a laugh at this.
"I guess that's drunken boxing?" Jaune asked.
"Indeed, Mr. Arc." Glynda replied. "This form is to imitate the movements of a drunken person." Tho she glared at Qrow.
"Unothardox it looks, but don't be fooled by its appearance." Port warned.
Morpheus then gestures his hand to tell Taiyang to make his move. Taiyang then runs and jumps up releasing his flurry of kicks but Morpheus takes a move back as he blocks them.
Taiyang continues his kicks as Morpheus ducks and blocks them with swift ease. And just as Taiyang attempts a push kick, Morpheus grabs the moment it goes close, and hurls him causing him to be spun and landed on the floor.
"Oof." Qrow commented on that move. A few students winced by that impact.
"Yeah, that is a good move tho." Taiyang remarked.
Taiyang exclaimed by this move, "Good." Morpheus remarked. "Adaptation, improvisation. But your weakness is not your technique." He added.
Taiyang nodded as he gets up, and quickly do a swing kick as Morhpues ducked. Then the two fight, with each of them blocking and dodging their attacks.
Inside the ship, Mouse runs to the room where everyone is here, "Morpheus is fighting Neo." He stated as everyone runs up to see this.
"Woah, she just runs up the table." Nora exclaimed.
"Even Summer is eager to see." Qrow pointed out how Summer is shown in this reality as a serious person who just joins up with the others.
"Yeah, that's Summer." Taiyang agreed.
At the spar, the two opponents use their kick attacks as Morpheus pushes Taiyang back. He comes back again to deliver more kicks but Morpheus grabs one of his legs turns and pushes him back away.
Taiyang quickly gets up, charges, and jump kicks but another dodge, so in that case, He launches his punches but Morpheus blocks them again and tosses him forward. Taiyang landed on the floor as he turns to see Morhpues taking a leap as he dropped down with his knee.
He rolls out as Morpheus lands, destroying a part of the floor with his knee. Taiyang flips back up and is in a standing position. He charges going all out, but Morpheus still remains the upper hand and launches a counterattack which pushes Taiyang flying back and landing on the floor.
At the ship, Taiyang's body is flinched by the attack as everyone watches with Cypher smiling while Trinity remains a neutral expression.
"His body reacted by that." Winter noted.
While the rest enjoys the fight, the adults are somewhat curious about Trinity, recalling the beginning, along with Winter's note about the hosts.
At the dojo, Taiyang gets up and readies his stance, Morpheus makes his stance as well, tho he approaches him trying to trick Taiyang into attacking.
Then Morpheus makes his actual move, Taiyang manages to hurl him around, but Morpheus easily recovers and does the same thing to him.
Taiyang gets up, jumps over a swept kick and runs to the other side and goes up the wooden beam, and jumps over Morpheus as the screen shows it in slow motion. Then Morpheus is waiting until Taiyang lands and was sent back by a push kick which sent him crashing into a wooden beam.
"Ouch."Qrow wince by that impact. Ruby, Yang, and Jaune winced at that.
"That is enough to break a weak aura if that's our case." Glynda added.
Taiyang is panting, catching his breath while Morpheus remains unfazed, "How did I beat you?" He asked.
He slowly gets up, catching his breath, "You're too fast." He panted.
Morpheus walks forward, "Do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my muscles in this place?" He questioned.
Taiyang shakes his head as Morpheus leans in, "You think that's air you're breathing now?..." And that, Taiyang realises.
"Of course." James agreed with Morpheus, "Despite his attempts to bend the rules, there are rules that can be hard to change since it's natural."
"Exactly, General." Penny agreed, "Such as breathing."
"He still has a lot to learn..." Winter replied.
"Well, myself is aware of that now." Taiyang noted.
"Yep, round 2 begins." Qrow commented.
Morpheus then goes back to his position, "Again." He said.
Everyone in the Nebuchadnezzar watches as Taiyang and Morpheus in the sparring program are in their combat stance once more, both are calm and steady.
Morpheus then comes in and goes on the offense, Taiyang blocks them all. In the ship, the footage of the sparring shows Taiyang's speed is so fast the footage couldn't catch up.
"Jesus Christ, he's fast. Take a look at his neural kinetics, they're way above normal." Mouse pointed out.
"Oh wow." Jaune quietly exclaimed this along with everyone else.
"The computer is barely catching up with his movements." Penny noted as she can't catch up.
"Going beyond than Morpheus..." Glynda stated.
The two continue their barrage as Morhpues nearly punches Taiayng in the face by an inch close, Taiyang goes back in defense.
"What are you waiting for? You're faster than this." Morpheus stated as he change his pose, "Don't think you are, know you are..." He gestures to come as Taiyang readies a new stance, then Morpheus strikes first once again.
And once again the two are nearly equal, as the two are in pause, "Come on. Stop trying to hit me and hit me." Morpheus demanded.
Then Taiyng goes on the offense as he's slowly getting faster, with Mouse trying to replicate the moves with excitement.
"Gotta try this out..." Yang muttered in thought. She needs to try out these moves. She might need to make Ruby train as well.
"Why do I have a dread feeling?" Ruby ponders in thought
In the program, Taiyang pushes back Morpheus as he noticed afterimages of his punches. Morpheus barely avoids a punch looking nearly surprised and Taiayng reels back as many fists appear and managed to land a blow which pushes him further back and a fist closen in only to be stopped right in front of Morphues' face.
"I don't believe it." Mouse is amazed as everyone sees this.
"Me neither kiddo." Qrow muttered in surprise.
"Did we just witness this guy summoning many fists?!" Jaune perked up.
"So, this is true..." Taiyang muttered out loud, "Am I The One in this world?"
"That'll be awesome, dad!" Yang beamed.
"Yeah, you're going to help everyone in The Matrix!" Ruby nodded.
"I cannot believe I'm like that important in this world..." Taiyang cannot believe hearing this.
"Well, in another world you are the Alpha AI Mr. Xiao Long, in fact, can we make a reaction of Red Vs-" Spray Attack! "Arrrrrrrrrrgh!"
This intrigued everyone else, to hear about The One and how its power is beyond the Matrix itself. And its purpose is to save those who are trapped in the Matrix.
They wonder to see it happen...
At the dojo, Taiayng speaks, "I know what you're trying to do." He said.
"I'm trying to free your mind, Neo, but I can only show you the door, you're the one that has to walk through it." Morpheus replied. "Tank, load the jump program..." He instructed.
Tank types down and loads the program the construct then changes to a large cityscape as they are standing on a tall skyscraper.
Taiyang looks around as Morpheus speaks as they are in different outfits now, "You have to let it all go, Neo, fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind." He stated as he runs to the edge and jumped, managing to reach a high distance toward the other skyscraper and land on top of it while managing to damage the floor.
"Whoa." That is all Taiyang has to say.
"Yep, this is deja vu." Qrow muttered in thought.
Meanwhile, some are amazed by this feat, Trinity has done it but this is beyond that.
Then he walks and looks down the height, "Okie dokie. Free my mind." He muttered outloud.
At the ship, everyone waits for Taiayng to make the jump, "So what if he makes it?" Mouse wonders.
"No one's ever made the first jump." Tank replied.
"I know, I know. But what if he does?" Mouse suggests.
"He won't." Apoc denies.
"Come on." Trinity whispered as no one heard her.
"Yeah, come on Dad..." Ruby joined in.
"Yeah, you can do this, you're The One." Yang encouraged.
"Thanks, Rubies." Taiyang replied.
Qrow smiles seeing this, especially the entire family, as they hope this alternate Taiyang will succeed.
"All right, no problem. Free my mind. Free my mind. All right." Taiyang is ready to make the jump. He runs and makes the leap... Only to fall down as he screams.
He fell down onto the road but luckily the road became rubber-like plastic as he landed somewhat safely he bounces back slightly before landing on the solid road, as it makes a thud as Taiyng groaned in pain.
"Oh, man..." Jaune was fretted and now winced by the thud.
"It wouldn't make sense if they did this for real." Ren assured.
"Guess this another me have much to learn." Taiyang remarked at this, "Sorry girls."
"That's fine, you can do it again." Ruby smiled.
"Yeah." Yang nodded.
"Yeah, not everyone makes the first rodeo." Qrow added.
Tank winced by that impact as Trinity looks down. Apoc gave a shoulder pat to Mouse who is confused.
"Wha... What does that mean?" Mouse asked.
"It doesn't mean anything." Switch replied.
"Everybody falls the first time. Right, Trin?" Cypher asked as he turns to her but isn't there.
They are curious about Trinty and wonder about her disappearance.
Then Taiyang and Morpheus got disengaged, as they are awakened, just then Taiyang felt the pain coming from his mouth as he checks out with his hand, and he noticed a small amount of blood on his fingers.
"I thought it wasn't real." Taiyang thought.
"Your mind makes it real." Morpheus replied.
"If you're killed in the Matrix, you die here?" Taiyang asked.
"The body cannot live without the mind." Morpheus explained.
"So, you'd still take damage by it." Winter now confirms this.
"So it's like dying in a dream, but it's real?" Jaune worried.
"I'm afraid so, Mr. Arc." Oobleck replied.
"That's terrifying." Port muttered.
The scene changes to the door being opened as Trinity is holding a tray of food. She is in Taiyang's room as Taiyang himself is sleeping on the bed, she places the tray next to him. She stares at him before she goes back.
"Huh, so Summer does harbor for you." Qrow smirked.
"Yeah, yeah, I get it." Taiyang warmly smiled, recalling previous memories. Ruby and Yang smiled by this as well.
Weiss sees this, seeing how happy they are as a family, she wished she'd get the same treatment, but she's glad to have them as her friends.
Blake also, but she doesn't know what her parents will think about her leaving.
"Nothing, Blake, imagine thinking that!" Don't make me Spray you again! "I'll keep fucking going until you let me be the next host in the next reaction!" Fine! Now stop speaking! "Actually-" Spray Attack! "Fuu-!"
She goes out, closes the door, and sees Cypher there, "I don't remember you bringing me dinner." He said. Trinity says nothing as he continues, "There is something about him, isn't there?" He asked.
"Don't tell me you're a believer now?" Trinity assumed that's not the case.
"I just keep wondering, if Morpheus is so sure, why doesn't he take him to see the Oracle?" Cypher asked.
"Morpheus will take him when he's ready." Trinity responded as she leaves.
The adults noticed Cypher and Trinty. Taiyang and Qrow mostly, Cypher is also in love with Trinity, judging by his words.
Besides that, nothing much is to be said here. Tho they are intrigued to hear that Morpheus will introduce the Oracle once this Taiyang is ready.
The scene changes to traffic signs glowing green as civilians walk past the road. Then Morpheus is there and begins his talk.
"The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around. What do you see?" He asked as Taiyang is here looking around while slightly being shoved by other people walking by.
"Business people, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy." Morpheus informs as Taiyang sees a police officer.
"You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it."
As they watch, they are curious about whether are they in the Matrix or not. Some understand what Morpheus speaks about in the Matrix.
"A harsh reality, but an understandable one." James replied. "They are trying to save these people, but these people are depended on the Matrix,so far to defend them."
"Just like the police officers." Winter noted from the beginning.
"They'd be willing to kill others?" Ruby asked as she is sadden to hear this.
"Afraid so, Miss Rose." Ozpin replied. "Just like the previous reality, you can't save everyone."
Ruby understands recalling the previous reality view. So no response occurs, Yang, Qrow and her friends understand but Taiayng looks confused.
"We'll speak about this." Qrow whispered to Taiyang as he nodded.
Meanwhile, Taiyang is staring at a beautiful woman in a red dress as she smiles and glances at him.
"Were you listening to me, Neo, or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?" Morpheus asks as he stops and turns around.
And that, Qrow chuckled at that. "She stands out tho." He remarked.
"Haha..." Taiayng deadpanned laughed at him.
"I was..." Taiyang tires to reply.
"Look again." He instructed as Taiyang turns to see a familiar Agent pointing a gun at him, he flinches back as... "Freeze it." Morpheus speaks as the whole city is frozen in time.
Nearly everyone almost flinched until they realised that the whole world is frozen.
"This ain't the actual Matrix." Blake stated.
"Indeed, I noticed there are replicates all over the city." Penny noted.
Fun fact, in that training program scene, there are copy and paste models to indicate as a training program. The 1990s man... Such incredible detail in this 23-year-old movie.
"This... This isn't the Matrix?" Taiyang asked as he looks around.
"No. It's another training program designed to teach you one thing." Morpheus said as he walked toward the similar Agent, "If you are not one of us, you are one of them." He stated as he stares at the Agent.
"What are they?" Taiyang asked.
"Sentient programs. They can move in and out of any software still hard-wired to their system. That means that anyone we haven't unplugged is potentially an agent." He explains.
"So those who aren't aware of the Matrix will be hijacked by these... Agents." James remarked.
"That's... Insane..." Weiss silently exclaimed.
"Although, they have to do it secretly." Blake noted, "If they want to keep the Matrix as real as possible."
"And what about these cops who say the jump?" Yang asked.
"I may assume they might think themselves as crazy or the Agents must've taken care of this..." Blake assumed.
"Inside the Matrix, they are everyone and they are no one. We are survived by hiding from them by running from them. But they are the gatekeepers. They are guarding all the doors. They are holding all the keys, which means that sooner or later, someone is going to have to fight them." He said.
"Someone?" Taiyang wondered.
"I won't lie to you, Neo. Every single man or woman who has stood their ground, everyone who has fought an agent has died. But where they have failed, you will succeed." Morpheus replied.
"Why?" Taiyang asked.
"I've seen an agent punch through a concrete wall. Men have emptied entire clips at them and hit nothing but air. Yet their strength and their speed are still based in a world that is built on rules. Because of that, they will never be as strong or as fast as you can be." Morpheus stated.
Taiyang took a while to say this, "What are you trying to tell me, that I can dodge bullets?" He asked.
Morpheus smirked, "No Neo. I'm trying to tell you that when you're ready, you won't have to." He said. Then a phone rings as he picks up.
"That sounds cool." Jaune admits.
"Yeah, can't wait to see him in action." Yang agreed.
Everyone else wonders to see this more, they just keep waiting and waiting...
"We've got trouble." Tank stated.
The Nebuchadnezzar flies through the hallway corridor with sheer speed. Morpheus arrives in the cockpit with Dozer being the main pilot as he joins in. Taiyang and Trinity also arrive with Taiyang trying to hold on to this rocky ride.
"Did Zion send a warning?" Morpheus asked.
"No, another ship." Dozer replied, then Trinity also sees the hologram showing something coming. A weird thing with lots of wires at the back, "Shit. Squiddies sweeping in quick." Dozer warns.
"Squiddy?" Taiyang is confused by that.
"A sentinel. Killing machine designed for one thing." Trinity explained.
"Search and destroy." Dozer added.
"So machine version of Grimm." Qrow said.
"The war still goes on to this very day." Oobleck replied.
As worries are beginning to occur.
Morpheus sees a spot, "Set her down right over there." He ordered as the Nebuchadnezzar flies before slowly entering inside a large area, it hovers down turning around before going backward and is in the small tunnel.
Inside the ship shakes as everyone holds on, in the cockpit, Morpheus calls Tank, "How're we doing, Tank?"
Tanks types down as the whole ship powers down, "Power offline. EMP armed and ready." Tank replied as he prepares to press the red button.
"EMP?" Taiyang wondered.
"Electromagnetic pulse. Disables any electrical system in the blast radius. It's the only weapon we have against the machines." Trinity replied.
"So they also have this technology." James noted as others recall the other reality where there are giant monsters.
"Uh, so an EMP turns off machines?" Taiyang asked, Qrow, Ruby, and Yang nodded. "Huh, got it."
"Where are we?" He asked.
"There old service and waste systems." Trinity explained.
"Sewers?" Taiyang responded.
"They used to be cities that spanned hundreds of miles. Now these sewers are all that's left of them." Trinity informs.
"Reminds of Mountain Glenn..." Ruby recall. Everyone recall also, knowing such a disaster caused by the city, especially the breach which luckily was sealed and done.
"Quiet." Morpheus whispers out, as they now remained silent.
Then they see it, a sentinel hovering, it multi-tentacled robotic creature moves around. Then another shows up closer to the ship as it gazes showing its mechanical tentacles pulling out some sort of satellite dish.
Everyone tenses up, as some are crept out by the design.
Everyone remained silent more as fear is shown through their expressions.
Then the sentinel flies away, seeing nothing as Dozer along even others are relieved by this as the screen fade to black.
Now they are relieved by this. This world is still the worst out of all realites they see.
"Unless they see Team Neighborhood, which I'm hosting this reaction fuckers!" Khaos, you promise... "Okay. okay, sorry..."
Then the screen returned with Cypher working on the computers, with three main screens showing the streaming green codes. Then a figure shows as Cypher turns around.
Suddenly, they see Cypher looking at the similar green streams of codes, and they wonder... What is he doing?
"Whoa!" He exclaimed which reveal to be Neo also being perked by the sudden shout, "Neo. You scared the bejeezus out of me." He said.
"Sorry." Taiyang apologies.
"It's okay." Cypher replied as he turned off the other small screens as Taiyang looks at the green codes.
"Is that..." Taiyang assumed.
"The Matrix? Yeah." Cypher replied.
"Do you always look at it encoded?" Taiyang asked.
"Well you have to. The image translators work for the construct program. But there's way too much information to decode the Matrix." Cypher explains, "You get used to it. I...I don't even see the code. All I see is blonde, brunette, red-head." He pointed out the streams.
"How does that even possible to see this?" Yang questions as she looks at The Matrix.
"I'm impressed, I must figure out how to decode this." Penny replied.
"Well, good luck, if you're gonna take a look at that, you had to be like a machine to do that." Yang said.
"Well, luckily, Penny is a smart girl, right Penny?" Ruby calls out, looking slightly nervous.
"Thank you, Ruby!" Penny smiled as she hugs, "Thank you for such a compliment!"
"No... Worries..." She groaned in pain, at Penny's hug.
"Hey, you uh... Want a drink?" He suggest.
"Sure." Taiyang nodded as Cypher pours the drink for him.
"You know, I know what you're thinking, because right now I'm thinking the same thing. Actually, I've been thinking it ever since I got here. Why, oh why didn't I take the blue pill?..." Cypher remarked.
Taiyang softly chuckled as Cypher takes a sip from the jug. He also takes a sip, before suddenly coughing, causing Cypher to smile, "Good shit, huh? Dozer makes it. It's good for two things, degreasing engines and killing brain cells." He said as he patted Taiyang's back.
"Yep." Qrow seeing them drink.
"Of course..." Winter and Glynda muttered in thought.
Taiyang nodded as he takes another sip, now readjusting the taste.
"So, can I ask you something?" Cypher requested as Taiyang nodded, "Did he tell you why he did it? Why you're here?" Taiyang waited before giving a nod confirmation.
"Jee-zus. What a mind job." Cypher remarked, "So you're here to save the world. What do you say to something like that?" He questioned, Taiyang says nothing. "A little piece of advice. You see an agent, you do what we do. Run. You run your ass off." He advised.
"Well, he may not truly believe, at least he is concerned." Ruby smiled.
They agree, they see Cypher as a guy who is concern about his whole prophecy going straight at its alternate Taiyang. It's glad to see another caring person.
Oh, how wrong can they be...
Taiyang thinks about it as he another sip, "Thanks for the drink." He thanked him before giving him the cup and leaving.
"Sweet dreams." Cypher calls out as he takes a sip from his cup to finish the drink.
Just then the next scene shows the Matrix screen of green codes, then it changes to someone cutting up the steak in a restaurant.
"Do we have a deal, Mr. Reagan?" A familiar voice calls out as this person holding a fork with a piece of steak on it, is none other than Cypher himself.
"That voice again..." James grimaced.
It seems the rest also recognise that voice...
"You know, I know this steak doesn't exist." Cypher replied as he stares at the piece, "I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize?" He asked none other than Agent Watts, as he eat the steak, "Ignorance is bliss." He stated.
"What?..." A few exclaimed at this...
Winter spoke out, "Cypher is..."
"Betraying them?" Ruby cannot believe this turned sideways immediately.
"Why would he do that?" Yang questioned.
"It's because of what he said." Blake replied, "Ignorance is bliss."
Weiss nodded, "He wanted to go back to the Matrix. Forget about everything. All because he wanted to go back to a life of so-called comfort."
"So what? He wants to come back as a slave then?!" Yang is frustrated to hear this.
"As she said, ignorance is bliss." Ren replied.
The adults are not happy to see this, member of the group, betraying them for their own needs. Ozpin knows this, he silently hides his grimace recalling many betrayals.
As everyone else is enjoying themselves Watts spoke out once again, "Then we have a deal." He said.
"I don't want to remember nothing. Nothing. You understand?" Cypher demanded, "And I want to be rich. You know, someone important. Like an actor." He gives out his deal as he drinks his wine.
"Whatever you want, Mr. Reagan." Watts assured.
"Well, that traitorous bastard is gonna regret it." Qrow marked his words. Taiayng slowly nodded.
Ruby is shocked to see this and is saddened by this, everyone is disgusted by his actions.
"Okay. I get my body back into a power plant, re-insert me into the Matrix, I'll get you what you want." Cypher informs as he lights up his cigar.
"Access codes to the Zion mainframe." Watts replied.
Cypher immediately speaks up, "No, I told you, I don't know them." He said as Watts stared before he added, "I can get you the man who does."
"Morpheus." Watts stated as Cypher gives a small glance before smoking into his cigar.
Penny notices the look on Cypher's expression, he's distressed, it seems he feels sorrowful about making the choice but does so anyways.
Now everyone witnesses a betrayal... Things will go into trouble soon or later...
Well, this is it. The first half of 'The Matrix' Reaction, is done. This story will once again be in hiatus for a while until I have done those things I've mentioned already.
- The first RMU story, known as Iron Maiden
- The second half of Commander's Expedition Act 1
- A spin-off Slice Of Life sequel of Commander's Expedition Act 1
With that said, I hope you guys enjoy the first half of The Matrix reaction, it was a big blast to write these chapters and about this movie since this is one of my big favorites, hence why I easily finished these reactions.
With that said, I think it's time for you guys to know what's next in store for this reaction story...
- The Matrix Reaction will have its second half done, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6 will be done after my work with other stories is done.
- Interlude 4, is where I will add Sun and Neptune to this audience cast, along with introducing "myself" to the audience. Deep lore will come around this chapter. (I think.)
- After Interlude 4, it'll be a bonus reaction, and they'll be reacting to a series called: Team Neighborhood a Team Fortress GMOD YouTube series made by 'Greatdictator'. Khaos wanted to be the next host for this.
- Once the bonus reaction is done, I'll start the next reaction with the next continuation of Godzilla 2014: 'Kong: Skull Island'. The cast is still not decided tho...
- Interlude 5, well, nothing is much, well, they gonna relax... Nothing at all...
- And as I mentioned, another bonus reaction will occur after Kong: Skull Island, this time, it's going to be a film called: Lightyear.
And that's about it for now, after this, I need to make the next plans, although I am thinking highly to do either John Wick or Sherlock Holmes.
With that said... Have a good day, fellas!