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Iggy Petersson
Sep 15, 2017
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No Plagiarism!vv2f3JDYJ1K5JqyXjIM8posted on PENANA

Strange to be alone, without the team. Preparation is not standard either. Strapped naked to the apparatus at an upright tilt of 110 degrees. Presumably this is how I exist when not on mission or entertainment leave, secured to a titanium slab, idling in an electronic stasis and intravenously pumped full of minerals and chemicals to fuel the technology. Main receptors and motor control are inoperative. Anatomy is weightless, but somehow not empty. Numb I suppose. Power to my eyes and consciousness. Certainly a mistake by the administrator in allowing me to perceive a lack of bodily function.copyright protection16PENANAA7EFvzB0iJ

Danger value: 1.00copyright protection16PENANAHNfK2itGgd

Never seen it reach the maximum. Potentially a false positive. Favoured response is to break free and massacre all forms of life in the vicinity, wreaking indiscriminate destruction until I’ve assured my own safety. Instinct feels paradoxical. I only want to escape because I can’t. Another reason for stasis perhaps: obedience through stupefaction. Wonder if I’ve ever experienced this kind of intentional dormancy before. copyright protection16PENANAH1iqsQoLya

Console: Keyword {per_mem (filter: 1–10)}copyright protection16PENANAT9iyPN8rNq

Query: admin, helplessness, vulnerabilitycopyright protection16PENANAavepghIKXZ

Searching personal memory ... donecopyright protection16PENANAXE0f5s5teE

Result: [null]copyright protection16PENANAE8OWGDKO4y

Elapsed: 1.61 mscopyright protection16PENANAef4tFkKo4I

Examining storage health. Possible cube leakage or bandwidth fading. Can’t retrieve information saved after completing the last mission in Aprolla. No way of knowing how much time has passed. Details of why I’m here and where I am are missing. Don’t recall a briefing or an upload of intelligence. Need to conclude that a hole in the memory cache is not logical. In an unmanned medical pod of undetermined size.copyright protection16PENANAn1mnhsQnV4

Console: Dimensions {class_construct_int (filter: 0, 90, 270)}copyright protection16PENANA1AcPxSthHx

Running axiomatic ... donecopyright protection16PENANAQWNUpseaQj

Result: [0 deg: 3.77 m] [90 deg: 1.64 m] [270 deg: 1.66 m]copyright protection16PENANASelfBCHrZD

Elapsed: 0.39 mscopyright protection16PENANAw0eJQLCj3j

Visual field is to the far periphery. Without the assembler I have the sight of a hawk though by default the neural display and fortified endoskeleton continue to provide a variety of cognitive and biomechanical improvements more significant than sensory output. Administrator is standing to the right of me, looking at a row of screens showing segments of my cybernetic interface. Data is mostly unfathomable junk written in an artificial language, apart from a graphic of my brain indicating a bloom of activity in the left cerebral hemisphere. Administrator should be Kayelin.copyright protection16PENANARTfEOF72PY

Console: Identify {personage_all (filter: 1–2)} copyright protection16PENANAmHcHXOjFgi

Pinging implant ... donecopyright protection16PENANAiMjxwai8um

Echo reply: 0076701098-PQVNcopyright protection16PENANArlgG04l86b

Searching database ... donecopyright protection16PENANA6sTjaQ7tvo

Result: [Kayelin Keva: 1.00]copyright protection16PENANAMOb6lHgEPK

Running isometric ... failedcopyright protection16PENANA0g6gX6kjer

Running biometric ... donecopyright protection16PENANAulUnE4eMyJ

Qualitative: [Gender: F] [Hair: Blonde] [Features: Lesion cervical vertebrae, braided bun]copyright protection16PENANAakylqT2GyR

Quantitative: [Hips: 87.69 cm] [Shoulders: 37.01 cm] [Height: 168.49 cm] [BMI: 20.0]copyright protection16PENANAry8xP5EapT

Searching database ... donecopyright protection16PENANACTewhSBvF9

Result: [Kayelin Keva: 0.96] [Aurelia Emery: 0.65]copyright protection16PENANAfQuNbUGeBf

Elapsed: 1.86 mscopyright protection16PENANA63NeADkfOJ

Expecting faster calculations. What a chore it must be for Kayelin to have to brush, wash and cut those wavy locks, not to mention the meticulous topiary involved in maintaining her preferred pubic style. Curious thoughts, apparently new and unjustified. She’s noticing the graphic. A screen is swiping to the deliberation log, a familiar tile of content fed by a translation program that scrapes signals from my frontal lobe and converts them to plaintext. Kayelin’s turning and glancing at me, squinting slightly, but saying nothing.copyright protection16PENANA8qDmXUfzqU

Console: Identify {personage_facrec (filter: best)} copyright protection16PENANAIFKcsW79bI

Running isometric ... donecopyright protection16PENANAohLcwmQRCE

Creating facial model ... donecopyright protection16PENANAAK5e729mBz

Running patternistic ... donecopyright protection16PENANAhkf2wHZERa

Searching database ... donecopyright protection16PENANAnfs9sYwiQ8

Result: [Kayelin Keva: 1.00]copyright protection16PENANAXrT2F04OnG

Elapsed 5.53 mscopyright protection16PENANAoF0DIxlHcc

Tingling in the extremities and a faint whirring in the ears. Acquiring location. Error messages are flashing. Transceiver is working, but not connecting to the orbnet. Inspecting ambient properties. Fresh breeze blowing on to my ankles from a rotary device; ventilation implies a polluted atmosphere or hostile climate not consistent with the engineered environments of any certified partner of the Commonwealth. No audible signs of severe weather. Drought and dust could be viable. A metallic smell, mixed with the residual odour of PROP-65, the propellant type used for high-altitude vertical landings. Robotic pods can’t touch down in the amounts of magnetic interference that would disrupt orbnet communications. Discounting the presence of solar winds. Emergency military policy limits external passenger jumps to the colonial frontier. Committee of Defence has recently divided the region into two categories: unfriendly and ambiguous. Immigrant population is likely. Having Kayelin with me on mission is not unprecedented, dual enterprises are usually stealth reconnaissance. Undetected arrival, no evident threat to our position. Analysing cyclopaedia for unincorporated boundary worlds that fit the profile; forty-nine plausible matches. Confidence level too low to estimate a feasible scenario. Core components have restarted. Service is ready. Calibrating atomic clock. Thirty-six hours since Aprolla.20Please respect copyright.PENANAm9Bfcggh5D
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