WorldBent

What Bends Must Break.
Panel 51
Sol

Okay, so… Look, It’s been really cool to get out and see the world a bit. I mean, I got to see the Ocean! and, uhh… I met Kale! He was okay!

Kale

Okay?

Sol

And… And, I’m so, so glad you guys broke me out of that death prison or whatever. But… I don’t know, this is all going a liiittle bit fast for me! I mean… I’d sorta like to go home, if that’s okay. Uhh… Sorry if that conflicts with your schedule, at all. Haha...

AIMCOMM

Mr. Bauer, if your idea of a practical joke was to fill our new candidates head with fantasy, I'll have you gutted like a-

Sol

Nonono, it’s not Kale’s fault! Listen, I-I was just hoping I could take some time off. Go home, maybe let my mom know what’s going on… And then I could help you guys afterwards with uhh… Whatever you need help with.

AIMCOMM

Hm. Well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news but no, Sol. You will not be able to visit your home. Here’s a question of my own; Kale, in his infinite wisdom, never told you why AIM was willing to waste time and resources rescuing you, did he?

Sol

Uh, well… Other than that you guys fight the UGSR, and I was in a UGSR prison… No.

AIMCOMM

Typical. Congratulations, Kale, on being such a consistent failure.

Kale

You know, I don’t- I mean, I...

AIMCOMM

Oh quiet, you. Anywho, Sol, the REASON behind all of this is both simple, and ever so complex… In time I will reveal the intricacies of our little slice of paradise, but as it stands, you are one candidate of five; Five key players in my- Haha, rather, AIM’s- grand game. We are researching the project of god, dear boy, and you and your comrades will unlock the door to heaven. Ah, also Kale is a candidate as well. Because of course he is. Now… Does that answer your question?

Sol

No. Not at all, actually, in fact, I feel like I have EVEN MORE QUESTIONS. Like… Like, why is AIM about religion all of a sudden? Wasn't it about fighting the UGSR? And... If candidates are so important to you, then why did you send Kale out on a dangerous rescue mission alone?

AIMCOMM

Because I thought it would be funny.


Sol

...What?


AIMCOMM

Also, god told me to, so I did. Haha, oh, but we shouldn’t move so quickly. You’ve been given your explanation now, young Sol. Soon, you will meet with our other candidates, and beyond that we will all reach our destinies on the spear of fate. You in particular, should gods' words be spoken true... Hoho, oh, I love speaking like a prophet! It's simply wonderful, this character play. Anyway, currently we have more pressing matters to attend to; For one, Kale is twitching violently. Stop that, Kale. It’s unbecoming of you.


Sol

Kale…? Kale, are you okay?


Kale

You… You piece of shit… You sent me on what could have been a life or death mission… Because you thought it’d be funny?!

AIMCOMM

AND because god told me to do it. If it’s any consolation though, my boy, it WAS funn-

Kale

Oh, SHUT THE HELL UP ALREADY!