Connor finds himself lost time and again. He feels ill-fitting among the other deviants, all of them so vibrant and driven where he is insecure and reluctant.
Hank isn't getting any younger, and Connor wants to help. Markus used to be a healthcare assistant, and Connor asks for his help.
He may or may not get way more than he bargined for.
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25 Oct 2019
Amanda flicks her hand and he stops, mouth clicking shut. Her eyes are scornful. “You will return to CyberLife.”
Connor’s heart drops. She’s right to be sending him. He’s malfunctioning in some way. There’s something wrong with him. Still, he can’t help asking her, “For what purpose?”
Maybe he has it wrong. Maybe-
Her eyes flick over him like a man judging the worth of a disobedient dog and her lips curl like she’s bitten into a rotten lemon. “For deactivation and disassembly, of course."
Based on the idea of Connor going deviant sooner and joining Jericho as part of the squad.
Connor's preconstrustion program glitches and traps him within his own mind while he rests. The emotional toll upon waking leaves him exhausted and skittish. Markus is there to help him cope with thick blankets and colorful sunrises.
Canon exploration and expansion. All of the times that Connor lied to himself and others about the way Markus made him feel (and all the times he didn't).
Now with bonus Markus chapters, because mutual pining makes the world go 'round.
Markus is embarking on a post-revolution media blitz and wants Connor to join him, but they soon realize that CyberLife isn’t going to stop trying to silence them both. Feeling a curious connection to each other, they go on the run together with Hank, and their cat and mouse game with the shadowy corporation brings them face-to-face with the truth about deviancy.
- Part 1 of heron