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1,947, Part 12

Brackish covered his response well, immediately becoming all smiles once more and assuring her that he had seen ‘Lemlak’ but that he unfortunately was not authorised to talk about their other ‘guests’ with her very much, but that he had … Continue reading

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1,947, Part 11

After a few more hours, the comm system instructed her to back away from the wall again. She did so, expecting Lagos to appear to retrieve her food tray. Instead, it was a different human who opened the door, stepped … Continue reading

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1,947, Part 10

She paced the room, more to accelerate her healing and improve her muscle tone than out of impatience, and performed a few very basic stretching and coordination exercises. They’d had gravity plating and had conducted similar exercises on the Speed, … Continue reading

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1,947, Part 9

Another six hours or so passed while she waited for Ansel Munroe to act, or at least to decide that she’d gotten the point about who was in charge of her life and death. It seemed pointless to hypothesise or … Continue reading

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1,947, Part 8

Oh well, she thought. So much for evasiveness. “Yes,” she said, “I speak a little of English. I apologise if I misled, but we have … in the spoken form … a way to introduce to strangers. I was … … Continue reading

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1,947, Part 7

When full consciousness returned, Predericon was relieved to find that she’d regained more or less full eyesight and hearing, and could tell that a few more days would complete the healing process. She estimated she had been semi-conscious for about … Continue reading

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1,947, Part 6

The Speed’s Virtues (Survival) came down in an arid and apparently mostly-empty area that had been home to a range of long-standing human settlements before the rearrangement of Earth. It still seemed to be inhabited – the transmissions they’d managed … Continue reading

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