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Torquis in Machina, Part 23

Yoru took this in the manner of a man hearing, for example, about super-light-speed particles for the first time. It was a bit of a blow to his world-view, but not something that was remotely relevant to his day-to-day life. … Continue reading

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Torquis in Machina, Part 17

The silence extended for a short time, as Creepy and I stared at the Xixian intruder. “So,” I said idly, “how much of that last conversation…?” “Oh, pretty much all of it,” the Regent, or possibly Grand Vizier, replied. “But … Continue reading

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Torquis in Machina, Part 14

Now that I’d begun to figure out just what the hell was going on, I wasn’t all that surprised by the interior of Fortress Hatboy. Green predominated. “I can’t believe you,” I hissed as we strode along the gloomy jade-tiled … Continue reading

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Torquis in Machina, Part 8

While I thought about this new development, Creepy sat looking annoyed, as he always did when he couldn’t figure something out and didn’t think anybody could see him. At the moment, the cell was perfectly dark to everybody but me. … Continue reading

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Torquis in Machina, Part 7

“Hold still,” I said, and Laid Hands on Yoru quickly. He rolled his shoulders, tested his jaw gingerly with his fingers, and grunted his thanks. “Creepy-” “Don’t touch me.” “Fine,” I walked across to the cell door, which was ancient … Continue reading

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Torquis in Machina, Part 5

“What are you looking at?” Creepy asked belligerently, glaring up at my newfound acquaintance. “Your shirt,” the giant craggy man replied placidly. “Also your breeches, boots, hat, and face. And that thing between your legs.” “This is my squire, Creepy … Continue reading

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