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Antenox
Writer Iggy Petersson
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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 protection60PENANA8EJHlh1c9Z

Danger value: 1.00copyright protection60PENANAdzLv5q35Hk

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 protection60PENANAvyC4a4oFcA

Console: Keyword {per_mem (filter: 1–10)}copyright protection60PENANAekeY2Af3Mo

Query: admin, helplessness, vulnerabilitycopyright protection60PENANA2ZYOv4eyaW

Searching personal memory ... donecopyright protection60PENANATFuvKEA8kN

Result: [null]copyright protection60PENANAJz7YxayNdk

Elapsed: 1.61 mscopyright protection60PENANAbgka4Qejpo

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 protection60PENANAgi4KOPppXK

Console: Dimensions {class_construct_int (filter: 0, 90, 270)}copyright protection60PENANAcHjkFRudEI

Running axiomatic ... donecopyright protection60PENANAyQZT04Jen8

Result: [0 deg: 3.77 m] [90 deg: 1.64 m] [270 deg: 1.66 m]copyright protection60PENANADDqHofwOEu

Elapsed: 0.39 mscopyright protection60PENANAyQbSaRJE4o

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 protection60PENANAnDemweqgtO

Console: Identify {personage_all (filter: 1–2)} copyright protection60PENANAo6rPNQ5kFJ

Pinging implant ... donecopyright protection60PENANAOdz05KRPpW

Echo reply: 0076701098-PQVNcopyright protection60PENANAdMzr96Fzm9

Searching database ... donecopyright protection60PENANAnLfPB2GGml

Result: [Kayelin Keva: 1.00]copyright protection60PENANAqby0bEK2ua

Running isometric ... failedcopyright protection60PENANAYHXy96EPG1

Running biometric ... donecopyright protection60PENANAY3NdTpgz6D

Qualitative: [Gender: F] [Hair: Blonde] [Features: Lesion cervical vertebrae, braided bun]copyright protection60PENANAUwOtw07h2B

Quantitative: [Hips: 87.69 cm] [Shoulders: 37.01 cm] [Height: 168.49 cm] [BMI: 20.0]copyright protection60PENANAs1jqzswehc

Searching database ... donecopyright protection60PENANAgfg4s9uIIA

Result: [Kayelin Keva: 0.96] [Aurelia Emery: 0.65]copyright protection60PENANAlD7a6EaeVd

Elapsed: 1.86 mscopyright protection60PENANAQoeaOOCl3T

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 protection60PENANAyj9OoCYSkH

Console: Identify {personage_facrec (filter: best)} copyright protection60PENANAtGkARre1Ga

Running isometric ... donecopyright protection60PENANAewytGnhjIk

Creating facial model ... donecopyright protection60PENANAcgEm53Y3Vj

Running patternistic ... donecopyright protection60PENANALpZ5ZRxeSd

Searching database ... donecopyright protection60PENANAo7JXAqlSJ3

Result: [Kayelin Keva: 1.00]copyright protection60PENANAcWkRiqUhuQ

Elapsed 5.53 mscopyright protection60PENANAAffAkfrStk

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.64Please respect copyright.PENANAf7VzYe0Twu
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