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The Banes of Atreus: The Avenger
Co-Writer Legolass+*
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  • PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
  • PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned
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The Banes of Atreus: The Avenger
Chapter 4
Jan 5, 2017
5 Mins Read
No Plagiarism!nztMJlPWIM6SovNnfo3Nposted on PENANA

Sorry about no updates for a while, but I finished spell-checking my book, so later updates should be quicker. ^-^copyright protection53PENANADkRTypCpDO

We reach the lab, & I unlock the door by press making my hand upon the Indentation Detector. Steam envelopes your hand, read making the indentations on every single different hand. My hand & Peregrine's are the only hands authorised to enter the lab. My sister said she couldn't go in because it would turn her stomach, & Peregrin's parents had no interest in enter making despite their having bought the lab.copyright protection53PENANAV1opO8KE4s

As such, I had pretty much free reign & close to infinite funds to use in the lab, as I received an exceedingly generous cheque for lab-work, a thousand bits a month, which I doubt I could ever fully use despite the high costs of maintain making my oddities & the lab. Whatever I did not use, I always return to Peregrin's parents.copyright protection53PENANAqalPF8cVxf

I walk into the Steam Illusion Decomposition System, & wait for Peregrine to turn it on. I have not voice activated it because it has become routine for Peregrine to accompany me into the lab so nothing goes awry. I wait as it peels off the steam blend particle layers that compose the illusion of skin on my left pointer finger, my right SRDs, & part of the right side of my face. My eye itches as the machine tries to analyse whether or not my Condensed Liquiform Analytical Engine Lens is part of the illusion or not. They could be considered part of the illusion, due to the fact that it's coloured to match my left eye, which is dark brown, almost black except when caught in the sunlight, when it shines a beautiful amber brown. Or so I have been told by Peregrine. The system comes to a stop, & I step out. I eye my metal finger & shiver. I wonder what my face must look like with it's metal features to others. I don't keep any reflective surfaces in the lab, everything is matte, & the last time I saw myself without the illusion particles was years ago.copyright protection53PENANAIazA48ZHxD

Suddenly, I notice Peregrine wav making his hand in my face & I blink.copyright protection53PENANAvtFUSu2D86

He exhales, " For a moment there I thought maybe the machine had decomposed something in your IEMP..."copyright protection53PENANA6yhroXAAS7

" Don't be absurd. Most of my IEMP is completely flesh. The part that is machine doesn't have aught to do with that type of thing... I think."copyright protection53PENANAQBiqbnyb46

" Exactly my point."copyright protection53PENANAOAAuusYw66

" Alright, I had better get in the glitch scanner..."copyright protection53PENANACcFUE3ReEK

" Wait."copyright protection53PENANAmvlEWw1vI5

" What?" I asked confused.copyright protection53PENANABwGc1aF0HL

" Take out the lens."copyright protection53PENANA7kYMeCQ5Rv

" Why?"copyright protection53PENANAPd1bSXITtq

" The scan is slower with it in." he paused.copyright protection53PENANAZ5XGhYQWYx

" Also..." he scratched his head.copyright protection53PENANAH5SGS6iJca

" You know I like it better when it's out." he said sheepishly.copyright protection53PENANAf2ogdgeVaH

" I don't see why. It just makes my imperfections glare out at you all the more."copyright protection53PENANAlaMiQ4hH0f

" Just take it out."copyright protection53PENANAfIl7oedHXp

" Fine. I'll do it." I grumble, tak making out the lens & sett making it down in a little box.copyright protection53PENANARdrfuFwJAG

He smiled at see making my eye without the lens.copyright protection53PENANAqWQdfHiwoi

" Much better. I bet you are actually feel making better now. I don't know if I could stick one of those things in my eye. It looks uncomfortable. I don't understand why you do it. Your eye is beautiful."copyright protection53PENANALD07KplX6j

" If it were up to you I should probably have to prance around in my undergarments, with all my metal parts show making, & my defective eye glow making with it's brightness & blind making every one who saw it."copyright protection53PENANAnYwOe1uKK4

" Frankly, yes, yes I would. The undergarments part is go making too far, because a simple dress does not count as an undergarment, in my opinion."copyright protection53PENANArb1ipgZHMn

" You silly little boy. Undergarments & decency are not defined by silly little boys." I say, shak making my finger at him while grinn making.copyright protection53PENANAZy10FLq1Jx

He immediately puffs up.copyright protection53PENANAk6vRVKSpuD

" Now just who do you think you are call making a silly little boy? I'll remind you that I am much taller than you, & years older!"copyright protection53PENANAuWOvedLeUx

I stick my tongue out & chant, " Silly little boy, silly little boyyy!"copyright protection53PENANACU5DVLplM8

" Oh yeah, Miss Shorty?"copyright protection53PENANAS7fnZa8SzC

He moves even closer, directly in front of me & puts his hand to his fore-head, mov making the hand upwards & back to his forehead repeatedly.copyright protection53PENANAv4zjzOxk2r

" See? I am clearly the taller one."copyright protection53PENANASFmYihJICw

" You are slant making your hands upwards! Not fair!" I reach for his hand, try making to pull it down & make it go straight.copyright protection53PENANAQuD5SCg0uQ

He sees his watch as I pull his hands down, & his eyes widen.copyright protection53PENANADZUcjt1QO3

" Alright, just get in the scanner, it is getting late." he pauses.copyright protection53PENANAiGJEE2VnKx

" I'm still taller than you, though."copyright protection53PENANATB2xGVaXVE

" Shut your big bazoo, child." as we walk over to the scanner & I step into it, shutt making the door before he can say anything further.copyright protection53PENANANzEHMYbNPZ

I smile as I see him say making something that looks a lot like Miss Shorty through the transparent metal that forms the scanner's body.copyright protection53PENANAR7FALjCHHn

The scanner says " Commenc making Scan..."copyright protection53PENANAfBYh9EdjC8

I see the scanner pass making over & I have a realisation.copyright protection53PENANAYpIC7uBiiq

It worked! It's not making all those awful clank making noises anymore. I streamlined the design yesterday, removed quite a few of the gears & polished the ones I absolutely could not removecopyright protection53PENANAh9xXKjhn1Y

A few seconds later, " Scan completed. Results visible on Analytical Engine's Liquiform Viewer."copyright protection53PENANAKgAIyJnL3Z

I step out, & Peregrine nods, indicat making that everything is in order.copyright protection53PENANAU1pCEw7fPp

" Oh, there is actually one thing..." he says.copyright protection53PENANAF7zd4kxlHy

" Yeah? Is my finger joint act making up again? It has been a bit off now that I think about it..." I look at my finger.copyright protection53PENANAksOUanEy8H

" No, it's not that."copyright protection53PENANAy3IXFmuNCk

I look up & see a small smile he's trying to hold back. I narrow my eyes.copyright protection53PENANAcirMwv63QN

" It says you need to clean our your SRDs more often. Also, that I'm definitely taller than you."copyright protection53PENANACafr5qOJZX

I huff, curl making my hand into a fist, but then relax making it.copyright protection53PENANArx0avGxZt9

" Don't do that to me, you little kid."copyright protection53PENANAjFsLrYgx27

I flex my finger.copyright protection53PENANAlEiB5n2U71

" Guess nothing is wrong with my poor finger after all. I had better put the illusion back on."copyright protection53PENANARyySJ3yg31

" Please don't... Just this once."copyright protection53PENANApnHS89QpHT

I turn to him.copyright protection53PENANAw2xOEDcGyj

" Please don't what?"copyright protection53PENANAIqShiBlQRo

" No illusion."copyright protection53PENANAShMz9VI0kq

" No illusion?"copyright protection53PENANATRtrG75SOD

" Yeah."copyright protection53PENANAbw34OmF9cx

" Why?" confusedly said by me.copyright protection53PENANAy5PlFZgnZB

" You know I like it better."copyright protection53PENANAOTthl9or1d

" You have never asked me to keep it like this, though."copyright protection53PENANA5cK9hyvWHI

" You know why Hermes is com making, Ollie."copyright protection53PENANAtgNjBsiRQh

" I don't know for sure..."copyright protection53PENANAtEbWVx5kY7

He stares at me, half-lidded, sarcastically.copyright protection53PENANAx3khcBQIxx

" Alright, fine, just this once I won't, but I'm putting it back on when we return."copyright protection53PENANAq1OekpGChx

" Sure you are."copyright protection53PENANAUKc6H8DMtC

I look at him, my brow arched.copyright protection53PENANAU0FeiSP8Am

" & just what is that supposed to mean?"copyright protection53PENANAG1oufJUWmb

" Nothing. Nothing at all."copyright protection53PENANAuhVGnDP1qi

My IEMP growls.copyright protection53PENANADkijyBbnKM

& at the command of it, we walk out of the room to (finally) go on our little picnic.copyright protection53PENANAKrN9V2SQZf

Out of curiosity, do you guys like the use of '&' instead of 'and'?copyright protection53PENANA1twX9UAYW0

P.S. Don't forget to vote if you think people look better without illusions. :Pcopyright protection53PENANAgzlzTTb5hV

Legolass+copyright protection53PENANAR1mFaiI38H

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