"Yep," says hardcore when he wakes up in the morning and hears her news, "AIs are the ultimate insiders. This AI can modify code and remove firewalls. "

Sarah nods and the implications resonate.

Who in their right mind gives an AI agency with no oversight? What are they building at Hessler that taking this kind of risk makes sense? It dawns on them how powerful this fucking intelligence must be.

"I want to go back in, to find out what it's doing," says Sarah.

"How can you stay safe if you're hunting a minotaur in a maze?"

"It wasn't malicious... and I think it may even have been crushing on my skills," says Sarah, blushing slightly.

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