that "break his heart to keep him safe" trope we all love to hate
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Markus ordered "no man left behind", so all functional androids are being woken up.
Including the only existing RK900 model, built to succeed Connor, to fulfill the mission he failed, and never, ever turn deviant himself.
But when the cracks and fissures in the prototype crash against his new partner's internalized issues and blatant needs, sharp edges fit into painful gaps surprisingly well, and maybe unlikely parts can become more than their sum, and save the world. Well. Or at least lead to really hot sex.
- Part 1 of Prime Directives