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The Banes of Atreus: The Avenger
Co-Writer Legolass+*
  • G: General Audiences
  • 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!9dBHrCLbD1VHyApbFf3cposted on PENANA

Sorry about no updates for a while, but I finished spell-checking my book, so later updates should be quicker. ^-^copyright protection64PENANAHiPiK4o0u9

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 protection64PENANAAEmcmOO8Zs

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 protection64PENANA9V9HvySaOW

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 protection64PENANAnwecOYhdZL

Suddenly, I notice Peregrine wav making his hand in my face & I blink.copyright protection64PENANAmzqJMMxAUx

He exhales, " For a moment there I thought maybe the machine had decomposed something in your IEMP..."copyright protection64PENANA33tcLYLD9A

" 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 protection64PENANAzx6OKVN18M

" Exactly my point."copyright protection64PENANANvmde80MJU

" Alright, I had better get in the glitch scanner..."copyright protection64PENANAjMYMYJLKnU

" Wait."copyright protection64PENANAkWsqKcmxdu

" What?" I asked confused.copyright protection64PENANAk0ZGdePd1y

" Take out the lens."copyright protection64PENANA8kk77iQS2e

" Why?"copyright protection64PENANANnafOVratF

" The scan is slower with it in." he paused.copyright protection64PENANAENFEuTTj7U

" Also..." he scratched his head.copyright protection64PENANARffbmmudfx

" You know I like it better when it's out." he said sheepishly.copyright protection64PENANAs2UCiIyKT1

" I don't see why. It just makes my imperfections glare out at you all the more."copyright protection64PENANApyO4cjY6C5

" Just take it out."copyright protection64PENANA1ukgGHCaVS

" Fine. I'll do it." I grumble, tak making out the lens & sett making it down in a little box.copyright protection64PENANAInVD0dmyYf

He smiled at see making my eye without the lens.copyright protection64PENANAAnNps0Iq7k

" 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 protection64PENANAv8OQovy1Gt

" 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 protection64PENANAToRP2S3oq1

" 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 protection64PENANAE1osqRs8hz

" 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 protection64PENANAtMIiD6Nb8t

He immediately puffs up.copyright protection64PENANAF2SxRUpUjQ

" 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 protection64PENANAVYRkqhbTps

I stick my tongue out & chant, " Silly little boy, silly little boyyy!"copyright protection64PENANAtSfbaTiY4q

" Oh yeah, Miss Shorty?"copyright protection64PENANArJsjhjeGdx

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 protection64PENANAw9vntWEFP4

" See? I am clearly the taller one."copyright protection64PENANA7iXnu8gM6l

" 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 protection64PENANAcy5ERmY62c

He sees his watch as I pull his hands down, & his eyes widen.copyright protection64PENANADyl9WP5BuV

" Alright, just get in the scanner, it is getting late." he pauses.copyright protection64PENANAGCeDZIMguS

" I'm still taller than you, though."copyright protection64PENANABGrGlj3kp5

" 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 protection64PENANAw3EScAHicc

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 protection64PENANAeSOsvOai4F

The scanner says " Commenc making Scan..."copyright protection64PENANAaGmBnIUq2k

I see the scanner pass making over & I have a realisation.copyright protection64PENANAwznarAL9SX

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 protection64PENANAl7Q9zmXKE2

A few seconds later, " Scan completed. Results visible on Analytical Engine's Liquiform Viewer."copyright protection64PENANApPJLq6tlxw

I step out, & Peregrine nods, indicat making that everything is in order.copyright protection64PENANAF353dwDZGw

" Oh, there is actually one thing..." he says.copyright protection64PENANAW1DNbd99XN

" 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 protection64PENANAcnCV931Dpy

" No, it's not that."copyright protection64PENANA95Be8PLLOs

I look up & see a small smile he's trying to hold back. I narrow my eyes.copyright protection64PENANAiLtVyF9HO6

" It says you need to clean our your SRDs more often. Also, that I'm definitely taller than you."copyright protection64PENANAv0u7VDbXgA

I huff, curl making my hand into a fist, but then relax making it.copyright protection64PENANAwqG8FOXrAM

" Don't do that to me, you little kid."copyright protection64PENANATSymO62XOQ

I flex my finger.copyright protection64PENANA4kRysNbDKs

" Guess nothing is wrong with my poor finger after all. I had better put the illusion back on."copyright protection64PENANAegTUpyImZj

" Please don't... Just this once."copyright protection64PENANA9SbHf0OhXC

I turn to him.copyright protection64PENANA82WZApMM2x

" Please don't what?"copyright protection64PENANAfgN8bdGTzF

" No illusion."copyright protection64PENANAdJypqOpe5n

" No illusion?"copyright protection64PENANARepOdZd0Mf

" Yeah."copyright protection64PENANAx1wl9HyQB8

" Why?" confusedly said by me.copyright protection64PENANAwOR4ehSDwY

" You know I like it better."copyright protection64PENANA0ncqbqppqb

" You have never asked me to keep it like this, though."copyright protection64PENANAFXdbimTQdv

" You know why Hermes is com making, Ollie."copyright protection64PENANAZJjQNy7GbE

" I don't know for sure..."copyright protection64PENANAFc1RCdh2CI

He stares at me, half-lidded, sarcastically.copyright protection64PENANAehFrtYOnP1

" Alright, fine, just this once I won't, but I'm putting it back on when we return."copyright protection64PENANASOKcEyKMfV

" Sure you are."copyright protection64PENANAqU7sMKG4Mj

I look at him, my brow arched.copyright protection64PENANAM0Bsr5qgsg

" & just what is that supposed to mean?"copyright protection64PENANAhk42wJAgvQ

" Nothing. Nothing at all."copyright protection64PENANAcWKjpw46AQ

My IEMP growls.copyright protection64PENANAqnQ1Pi6fyz

& at the command of it, we walk out of the room to (finally) go on our little picnic.copyright protection64PENANAvPTASpjtGP

Out of curiosity, do you guys like the use of '&' instead of 'and'?copyright protection64PENANAjSM3cbAgia

P.S. Don't forget to vote if you think people look better without illusions. :Pcopyright protection64PENANA6IxXKmfRCN

Legolass+copyright protection64PENANAq8DjIwJ1Zq

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