// CATHERINE ELIZABETH HALSEY
// DEC 11, 2559
I realize how difficult this could be for John. But he has strength in him that very few posses. The strength to carry out his mission, no matter the opposition. And even the strength to forgive.
Halsey: If you say so. I see something else. Something more innocent... from a simpler time.
John-117: Does she know me?
Halsey: No. She is a blank slate. No memories, no history. Her core is nearly complete. Once it is ready, it will be up to the two of you. The weapon will lock her down. You will retrieve Cortana and bring her back here.
John-117: For execution.
Halsey: For deletion. We are at war, Master Chief. If you do not think you can do this... Now is the time to step down. I am sure Spartan Locke is available.