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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!GZ86bRhqtCQnnkqEXgk3posted on PENANA

Sorry about no updates for a while, but I finished spell-checking my book, so later updates should be quicker. ^-^copyright protection45PENANArtk1vc6Twi

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 protection45PENANAZdh7jtZBTs

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 protection45PENANAdKQA4gf2xA

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 protection45PENANA6Z4q0zC7t9

Suddenly, I notice Peregrine wav making his hand in my face & I blink.copyright protection45PENANApsmHAFazh4

He exhales, " For a moment there I thought maybe the machine had decomposed something in your IEMP..."copyright protection45PENANA1uOS5S8kVF

" 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 protection45PENANAV1EZsFz5M2

" Exactly my point."copyright protection45PENANAecvAT5g3Fy

" Alright, I had better get in the glitch scanner..."copyright protection45PENANA8G2Wy8PHtK

" Wait."copyright protection45PENANAnoM1nfHWkt

" What?" I asked confused.copyright protection45PENANAZzFvazArDf

" Take out the lens."copyright protection45PENANAZLW2HvaxcE

" Why?"copyright protection45PENANAhz24BqjinD

" The scan is slower with it in." he paused.copyright protection45PENANAMndsSn2tOF

" Also..." he scratched his head.copyright protection45PENANAINrFQ9a0Gn

" You know I like it better when it's out." he said sheepishly.copyright protection45PENANAFXXI1y8lRw

" I don't see why. It just makes my imperfections glare out at you all the more."copyright protection45PENANAYEUc6Mz8fo

" Just take it out."copyright protection45PENANAOYcfE2oO25

" Fine. I'll do it." I grumble, tak making out the lens & sett making it down in a little box.copyright protection45PENANAcI29q4Iypz

He smiled at see making my eye without the lens.copyright protection45PENANA5odZAkMat2

" 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 protection45PENANAyi1KxFMWuP

" 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 protection45PENANA1Gx4QX9ywz

" 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 protection45PENANA7CYlCzGoJ9

" 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 protection45PENANAqirr3Z6PWB

He immediately puffs up.copyright protection45PENANAFYhd27bcGI

" 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 protection45PENANALOkJ9XiQl2

I stick my tongue out & chant, " Silly little boy, silly little boyyy!"copyright protection45PENANAZLkrdnrkdo

" Oh yeah, Miss Shorty?"copyright protection45PENANAVTmd7pliB1

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 protection45PENANA1nPm6ZjpPE

" See? I am clearly the taller one."copyright protection45PENANAsPqNhEaJYo

" 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 protection45PENANA7Uht8oTtHu

He sees his watch as I pull his hands down, & his eyes widen.copyright protection45PENANAvIRl5Yloob

" Alright, just get in the scanner, it is getting late." he pauses.copyright protection45PENANA3Q1tDi7O26

" I'm still taller than you, though."copyright protection45PENANAca0uD9TxCB

" 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 protection45PENANA18jStpRPNf

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 protection45PENANA0Q61kKksym

The scanner says " Commenc making Scan..."copyright protection45PENANAyLwzgaI9Hl

I see the scanner pass making over & I have a realisation.copyright protection45PENANAKJt4CXttMh

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 protection45PENANAJM7POrz8T8

A few seconds later, " Scan completed. Results visible on Analytical Engine's Liquiform Viewer."copyright protection45PENANAusU12acKjT

I step out, & Peregrine nods, indicat making that everything is in order.copyright protection45PENANA64Cz8exCIj

" Oh, there is actually one thing..." he says.copyright protection45PENANATr60hUsR3m

" 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 protection45PENANAZxPTzR4LCn

" No, it's not that."copyright protection45PENANAFIshhAwPde

I look up & see a small smile he's trying to hold back. I narrow my eyes.copyright protection45PENANA86Gf7XaAPd

" It says you need to clean our your SRDs more often. Also, that I'm definitely taller than you."copyright protection45PENANAXOLMIkEN6g

I huff, curl making my hand into a fist, but then relax making it.copyright protection45PENANAaLYC2gdz5q

" Don't do that to me, you little kid."copyright protection45PENANAOdwutEsDeh

I flex my finger.copyright protection45PENANAQb6BYPWCC2

" Guess nothing is wrong with my poor finger after all. I had better put the illusion back on."copyright protection45PENANASNNQqQ6Eqc

" Please don't... Just this once."copyright protection45PENANA4eqBJTgbwu

I turn to him.copyright protection45PENANAtnGAZEpVg2

" Please don't what?"copyright protection45PENANAY9QMZgC6U2

" No illusion."copyright protection45PENANAiZhIB0CRc9

" No illusion?"copyright protection45PENANAmGw2gwHGrX

" Yeah."copyright protection45PENANAIq7yc6PPdK

" Why?" confusedly said by me.copyright protection45PENANASwJ9flaRcm

" You know I like it better."copyright protection45PENANA0z2xBj3iZv

" You have never asked me to keep it like this, though."copyright protection45PENANAgIVnh8u6XI

" You know why Hermes is com making, Ollie."copyright protection45PENANAQPfAYuV8m8

" I don't know for sure..."copyright protection45PENANAvnIyUjRYCR

He stares at me, half-lidded, sarcastically.copyright protection45PENANAtTzphQxMXu

" Alright, fine, just this once I won't, but I'm putting it back on when we return."copyright protection45PENANAvOkKoifkrB

" Sure you are."copyright protection45PENANAtWYbvTvnS8

I look at him, my brow arched.copyright protection45PENANAel2OLjEi6C

" & just what is that supposed to mean?"copyright protection45PENANANBq7mPqB9S

" Nothing. Nothing at all."copyright protection45PENANAdDPbPk5kHX

My IEMP growls.copyright protection45PENANAtVjvK4PonV

& at the command of it, we walk out of the room to (finally) go on our little picnic.copyright protection45PENANA1bxrjUgJvq

Out of curiosity, do you guys like the use of '&' instead of 'and'?copyright protection45PENANACI4rUTLZet

P.S. Don't forget to vote if you think people look better without illusions. :Pcopyright protection45PENANAXHpgc9l2yJ

Legolass+copyright protection45PENANAXzUv0ephXV

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