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    Miss Gibson said, “In the spirit of truthful admission, Miss Bennet, I intend to spend some time devising the right question for you. If I may see you again?”

    Why did that sound strange? But she always sounded strange to people herself. And it was a familiar kind of strangeness, as if it were something she had heard before, only not like this.

    Mary, constrained by the principles of truth, could only admit that she would enjoy that very much.

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    03 Apr 2018

  2. Public Bookmark 7

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    “The trick is,” Jacobi tells her sometime, sitting in her lab, neck full of fresh bruises and bite marks, “to be dead inside, but just a little. Just enough to not care about how horrible we are. Not enough to be incapable of enjoying it.”

    “Yeah,” she says, nods. “Yeah.” She’s a little high on energy drinks, and it makes perfect sense, really.

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    12 Dec 2017

  3. Public Bookmark 13

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    “…and then they round it all off by giving us the alien equivalent of ‘whoops, our bad’.”

    (Hera and Maxwell emerge from Memoria with some unexpected side effects.)

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    03 Dec 2017

  4. Public Bookmark 20

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    “Where are we?” Hera asks.
    Doug jumps at the sound of her voice, and then looks around. They haven’t moved. It’s still grey walls and ceiling around them. He wondered when he started referring to himself in the plural.
    “Uh,” he says lamely. “Prison. Texas.”
    “Oh.” The scene flickers, and they’re back in the computer room again.
    “Where are we now?” Doug asks.
    Hera pauses for a little while before replying. The lights dance.
    “Prison,” she says.

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    03 Dec 2017

  5. Public Bookmark 5

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    When Maxwell is assigned to work on a second-generation Sensus unit with a questionable record, she expects it to be just another job. But after becoming better acquainted with Hera and meeting her creator, the mysterious Dr. Pryce, Maxwell soon learns that there is much more to the situation than she has anticipated, and it's up to her to help Hera rise above the insecurities that have been holding her back.

    (AU in which Hera never ends up on the Hephaestus and Maxwell meets her - and Pryce - on Earth.)

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    02 Dec 2017

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