>>29254861 "Describe 'here'" "Lud!" "In this location." "I'd see her if she was! And even if I couldn't see her, I'd be aware of her presence somehow! She's part of me, dammit!" I shout. "As far as I am aware--" It coughs, "As far as I am aware, I am talking with two entities functioning in rather imperfect synchrony" He waves a hand around in a gesture similar to those Biggs likes. "How would it be said in your tongue...? A skewed symphony, maybe." "I... I don't under--
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I ask father why don't we ever hear from any people from outside our world. He tells me they are simply too far, and that the distance grows every day. >
"Ah!" I hold my head in pain, "Stop that!" "I have already told you I can't." He says quietly. "Have you seen yourself?" "What do you mean!?" Don't go hysteric. Try to stay calm. Ignore the burn of the sun-- Temperature should be a merely factual attribute for me. I shouldn't feel it. I look at myself. Clockwork hooves rest on the sand, their gears clicking quietly. "What is this." I try to move away from them, but the only result is the hooves backpedalling. "What is happening!" "More than a guest would be difficult to handle." He doesn't react when I fall over myself, "I provided you with what little unity I could while whitin my simulation." I raise the hooves to watch them closely, and the skull looks back at me from the reflection in the steel, its pupils to steel-blue pinpricks.