The Price of Freedom

Joel 3/629-C05.3 is a sentient non-human owned by General Holographic and employed at one of their retail outlets as a system demonstrator. He’s good at his job, but he's also unhappy. Yearning for freedom, dignity and the safety of his "people" in a world that sees them as nothing more than commodities leaves him in a perpetual state of frustration and ultimately... a very angry 'man'.