friends, but I’ve seen that look before. This is something beyond fear.
“Seriously, what’s going on, Shepherd? Is this a kidnapping or something?” He straightens to the stiff stance of a soldier being called to attention. “You really do spend all your time in the woods, don’t you, Flynn? Take a look at her clothes. How do you not recognize the uniform of Gas Light Colony?” His question seems more rhetorical than anything.
“They’re human cattle that only exist to be what we need. Front line soldiers, body part donors, or—like this one—an offering to the Eutherians! We give them as gifts and the bats leave us alone.” His fake charm is completely gone. It’s been replaced by an emotionless stare and a matter-of-fact arroganc...
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