An Academic Dispute
|«On the Threshold|
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Fine mess this is. We're miners! We can't just not dig. But if we keep going and some mechanical monstrosity pops out from underground... We're still just miners!
There's no stopping her now. So much for preparation.
Ready? Trick question─don't care! Let's go!
Sometimes I hate being the reasonable one.
Just think─machines equal to man! No, perhaps even greater! If we can find the key, we can figure out how they work! We can fix 2P, and then...
...And what? Slow down and use your head! How are we to know that any of what she said was true?
Oh, so you'd have us sit on our hands instead of pursuing the untold power that sleeps in these ruins? Twiddle our thumbs while others race ahead and claim the prize?
I'm as intrigued as you are! But I would not have us put our blind faith in someone we've only just met─particularly someone making such wild claims. Were we to bring this “key” to her, there's no telling what she might do with it...
Hmph. If you want to be a coward, be my guest. I'll be boldly forging a path forward as, if you recall, we planned to do. And if we can secure 2P's continued assistance, all the better.
What about you? You can either dive into the great unknown with me, or stick in one toe at a time like a beardless baby.