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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!mNHZJMdnMaNHCYO43kI9posted on PENANA

Sorry about no updates for a while, but I finished spell-checking my book, so later updates should be quicker. ^-^copyright protection93PENANAW4dK6FsJgb

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 protection93PENANAlCZ3CJPP7C

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 protection93PENANA0UjDT7HWsp

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 protection93PENANA5otj9AYBkf

Suddenly, I notice Peregrine wav making his hand in my face & I blink.copyright protection93PENANANGSNJuwzkD

He exhales, " For a moment there I thought maybe the machine had decomposed something in your IEMP..."copyright protection93PENANAblxvYrDGn5

" 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 protection93PENANA6tuAMDaLfv

" Exactly my point."copyright protection93PENANA12bUQVomuJ

" Alright, I had better get in the glitch scanner..."copyright protection93PENANAZG4xb3YPJl

" Wait."copyright protection93PENANAUPOopB2Anh

" What?" I asked confused.copyright protection93PENANA6pkijadIwI

" Take out the lens."copyright protection93PENANAswpw3BA1qj

" Why?"copyright protection93PENANAmk9bJzNLab

" The scan is slower with it in." he paused.copyright protection93PENANA3gAnzUyNC5

" Also..." he scratched his head.copyright protection93PENANAv4BVBEwbFW

" You know I like it better when it's out." he said sheepishly.copyright protection93PENANAv2hEe0d2Mo

" I don't see why. It just makes my imperfections glare out at you all the more."copyright protection93PENANAdPEOddIL0k

" Just take it out."copyright protection93PENANARwpsr16YcM

" Fine. I'll do it." I grumble, tak making out the lens & sett making it down in a little box.copyright protection93PENANAUIPbm4cA6Z

He smiled at see making my eye without the lens.copyright protection93PENANAYkPD82RQOS

" 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 protection93PENANAbFoB8QCeOP

" 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 protection93PENANA1JxRVUV8u1

" 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 protection93PENANA7tmW7uZYlO

" 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 protection93PENANAQwuf7C6KRV

He immediately puffs up.copyright protection93PENANAzTE6KA0FIv

" 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 protection93PENANAHQZ3N6yN4T

I stick my tongue out & chant, " Silly little boy, silly little boyyy!"copyright protection93PENANACVp6axJhhB

" Oh yeah, Miss Shorty?"copyright protection93PENANAcRvRXfrYVa

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 protection93PENANAuD1tHOzfBE

" See? I am clearly the taller one."copyright protection93PENANA8ezylK641o

" 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 protection93PENANAGdfb5drxcm

He sees his watch as I pull his hands down, & his eyes widen.copyright protection93PENANAHGZJaGxKW9

" Alright, just get in the scanner, it is getting late." he pauses.copyright protection93PENANAo5nYDIIKNK

" I'm still taller than you, though."copyright protection93PENANA8uYoF3B6AO

" 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 protection93PENANAtiut1Fazp6

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 protection93PENANAJNb6LPPuzD

The scanner says " Commenc making Scan..."copyright protection93PENANAeI7c6MfITQ

I see the scanner pass making over & I have a realisation.copyright protection93PENANAwn91QbG1K5

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 protection93PENANA8uSjAE9q8J

A few seconds later, " Scan completed. Results visible on Analytical Engine's Liquiform Viewer."copyright protection93PENANA3nrazyXPgR

I step out, & Peregrine nods, indicat making that everything is in order.copyright protection93PENANAFMfPN60t7L

" Oh, there is actually one thing..." he says.copyright protection93PENANAzffrzQ6Jge

" 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 protection93PENANAskCUvbst0I

" No, it's not that."copyright protection93PENANAlGvAvjGwNN

I look up & see a small smile he's trying to hold back. I narrow my eyes.copyright protection93PENANAhm3xOCnUlE

" It says you need to clean our your SRDs more often. Also, that I'm definitely taller than you."copyright protection93PENANA9OYLItXbXX

I huff, curl making my hand into a fist, but then relax making it.copyright protection93PENANATiEpTaIzHw

" Don't do that to me, you little kid."copyright protection93PENANAnYSqvH3SCp

I flex my finger.copyright protection93PENANAwLdvxWZu7W

" Guess nothing is wrong with my poor finger after all. I had better put the illusion back on."copyright protection93PENANAs1f7r8iaIZ

" Please don't... Just this once."copyright protection93PENANAG5XzwtgAmS

I turn to him.copyright protection93PENANA0TEeocaoGi

" Please don't what?"copyright protection93PENANAl9kAhLJzVr

" No illusion."copyright protection93PENANAyCwwb3ZsEm

" No illusion?"copyright protection93PENANAkEfZSEb32S

" Yeah."copyright protection93PENANAln2FXjrGSm

" Why?" confusedly said by me.copyright protection93PENANA8rYFXaIXCn

" You know I like it better."copyright protection93PENANAjX1yWUc7Xf

" You have never asked me to keep it like this, though."copyright protection93PENANA0jC2ZAmqhf

" You know why Hermes is com making, Ollie."copyright protection93PENANANpGM4EWNBy

" I don't know for sure..."copyright protection93PENANAaUvcss6FA4

He stares at me, half-lidded, sarcastically.copyright protection93PENANAUAoxDo8ZOq

" Alright, fine, just this once I won't, but I'm putting it back on when we return."copyright protection93PENANAeCPVoUzlIa

" Sure you are."copyright protection93PENANATT4p5xRcdr

I look at him, my brow arched.copyright protection93PENANAh82GGF4OFS

" & just what is that supposed to mean?"copyright protection93PENANAeUv4PUZpfH

" Nothing. Nothing at all."copyright protection93PENANAA9AEyGcqTq

My IEMP growls.copyright protection93PENANASbyUReAV3g

& at the command of it, we walk out of the room to (finally) go on our little picnic.copyright protection93PENANAOhajm0dlqt

Out of curiosity, do you guys like the use of '&' instead of 'and'?copyright protection93PENANA20CDFakRBd

P.S. Don't forget to vote if you think people look better without illusions. :Pcopyright protection93PENANAhtpQog5Zb8

Legolass+copyright protection93PENANAf0qpjMqx7Q

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