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2084 hen gase, ch. 29

At least that 'make you want to run away screaming' music in the background had faded away. The lights had not come on in this Guardian chamber, and so hen gase was also probably still in the dark, glued to their informational vid, the only source of light in every single doma. That couldn't be…

2084 hen gase, ch. 28

Well we had to get to E71, the only Guardian who was still alive, just barely, according to the system. I couldn't think much further than that. I took one last, longing look at our lander, still shining through a hole in the dome... then I turned, and we walked back to the stairs we…

2084 hen gase, ch. 27

Whether it was the hugging or the crying, we could have stayed just like that, together, for the rest of our oct. We did finally calm down though. We were still in Muriel's doma, right next to our doma. There was a little oct left, not much, but I think we all felt pretty spent.…

2084 hen gase, ch. 26

I think I slept well; no nightmares... horrible memories... nightmares about horrible memories... But I did wake up early. I could see the time on the small informational vid in the corner. That wasn't too much of a problem, even though today was an oct. No ergos for Vi and I (or Muriel), no instructionals…

2084 hen gase, ch. 25

Early the next cycle, I woke up... crying loudly... almost screaming... The nightmare was about... not really a dream, but a vivid memory of my first hour or so of... my reprog... Searing pain blasting in from every conceivable nerve ending in my body... I tried to fight, to hang on... The waves of pain…

2084 hen gase, ch. 24

Best I could tell, we actually finished that power feed repair close to when my normal ergos, Vi and our ergos would start. And we weren't quite done, well Muriel wasn't quite done. We followed her to the floor above that really did hold the battery backup power stuff, and the system had Muriel check…

2084 hen gase, ch. 23

[Author note: (sigh...) I deeply apologize that it has been so long since the last chapter post, and subtle, amazing details can easily be lost over time! Life has just been... difficult the last few weeks... Still, you may want to go back and read the last few chapters again before diving into this one.…

2084 hen gase, ch. 22

Well at least I didn't have a nightmare about 271,000 of the brotherhood dying in a single night, and why... Vi and I had cried ourselves to sleep last cycle mourning such a loss, even if that horrible event was many years ago. But I did have bad dreams, about that last Echelon meeting just…

2084 hen gase, ch. 21

I think I dreamed most of the night about that Echelon meeting (last cycle), and woke up realizing that every data point about me just proved how deeply I needed Vi. She had rolled over on her other side during the night, and I was hugging her close, even as I woke up. I hugged…

2084 hen gase, ch. 20

The next cycle, I didn't wake up right away. I think I was sort of day-dreaming, about all the amazing things that had happened just last cycle; what an amazing oct! What actually pulled me out of this, actually woke me up all the way, my amazing PP; she was snuggling herself as close to…

2084 hen gase, ch. 19

The first thing I heard when I woke up the next morning was Violet laughing. But her laugh, that sound... she was in Vi and my shared ergon, not in her own room. I wasn't confused for long as I remembered Muriel... and her spending the night in there, Techie that she was. Then I…

2084 hen gase, ch 18

Last evening... loving my amazing PP from the inside out... Of course I slept well! But I think I woke up on time; Vi did too. We had some food with our treasure Violet and Flutter, then we started our daily chores; instructionals for Violet and ergos for Vi and I. At some point during…

2084 hen gase, ch. 17

Even though we had both fallen asleep with Vi holding me close with one of her legs, and her head resting on my chest, we woke up, well I woke up the next morning on my side with Vi on her side in front of me laying the same way I was. I gently hugged…

2084 hen gase, ch. 16

I woke up in the middle of that night. Vi was gone. Well, she wasn't right next to me. The lights in the doma were low; we were supposed to be sleeping. Trying to not sound as vulnerable as I honestly felt, I said quietly "Vi?" Well, I heard back quickly "Oh Shep..." Vi said…

2084 hen gase, ch. 15

Waking up next to Vi, I had to work on not crying. I could say this was all still so new. The fact of the matter was that I had; it would be extremely difficult for me to lose this... And we were PP already! Many of the old vids that the brotherhood could watch... Pair…

2084 hen gase, ch. 14

I woke up the next morning because something was itching my nose. Mostly asleep, I think I tried at least once to get whatever it was away. When I was somewhat awake, I realized I was, my face was full of Vi's amazing hair. I smiled, then moved my nose, my face deep into her…

2084 hen gase, ch. 13

I don't know why, but I woke up thinking about what I had actually started reflecting on when I fell asleep last night. And Vi, I was on my back, and she was on her side facing me, one of her legs up and across my legs, her arm hugging me tightly. Maybe she was…

2084 hen gase. ch. 11

As we walked out of Violet's room, Vi sighed, then said "I need to type some. Can we head back to the meadow? It will be dark, but that shouldn't be a problem. And, I will probably be typing for a little while, at first, anyway..." That is what we did. Vi picked up her…

2084 hen gase, ch. 12

(Sorry, I accidently posted 12 without 11 @.@ Read 11 first maybe!) I don't know... Kissing Vi was, is so... amazing, exciting, comforting, all at the same time... Still, today was an oct, our free eighth day, but it was drawing to a close. It was very dark above our huge dome, requiring dim lighting…

2084 hen gase, ch. 10

Vi had blazed brightly into my daughter and my lives, but still less than an oct ago. But since I first let Vi through our port, I... There was this growing feeling that there were things about my daughter that I had failed to address, failed to even know I had to address, but that…

2084 hen gase, ch. 9

The cautions included with the release machine vid content makes it pretty clear that men might be drowsy at least some, after the process is complete, and sleep is recommended, as is using these machines when you actually can sleep afterwards. What my angel Researcher named Vi did to me... Laying next to Vi in…

2084 hen gase, ch. 8

None of us seemed to want to get out of that kline, I don't think. We finally did because we were all hungry, so we sat at the food deck and ate some together. Violet was soon back in the kline in her room, visiting with her friends via vid. Well, Vi wanted to walk…

2084 hen gase, ch. 7

When I woke up the next morning, Vi was still laying on the kline next to me. But it was clear she was awake. As I tried to wake up, I realized she was not typing. I was alarmed, right away. "Vi, did I do something wrong?" That question even sounded alarmed. Vi rolled over…

2084 hen gase, ch. 6

Well I think both Vi and I were beat. And, it was pretty late; the doma lights were starting to dim. And Vi looked so comfortable, so pretty (I won't lie) relaxing in my not ergos kline... And I did tell her that, and she did type a bit more. Then, really to myself, I…

2084 hen gase, ch. 5

Maybe twenty minutes later, Vi actually stopped typing. She noticed I was still looking at her often, smiling. Honestly, I had a hard time not doing that. After a while, I just gave up. Still, I anticipated her question even before... "You are very pretty to me. I hope that is ok..." She smiled back,…

2084 hen gase, ch. 4

Before I woke up at the start of the next cycle, I had the most terrifying dream. I dreamed that my own daughter was calling for me, calling out for me... "Daddy... Daddy..." but I just couldn't wake up. Violet was slowly getting more in more frantic as the dream progressed... My own daughter... crying…

2084 hen gase, ch. 3

Yes, I sleep in the kline in the main room. I call that my 'not ergos' kline. The one in my ergon won't let me sleep in it for obvious reasons, as I already mentioned. Besides, I spend most of every day in there. I would rather not sleep in there, too! I read that…

2084 hen gase, ch. 2

I don't know, maybe I made the last entry sound too... nice... Well, it was the day of my gen, and an oct no less. (An oct is a free cycle after 7 ergos cycles.) And I had just learned that my Echelon level had been decreased by 1, to E436; that meant I was…

2084 hen gase, ch. 1

Well, the year is 2084, the day marking my 13th gen to be exact; I am 13, turned 13 today. I know that sounds funny; I certainly look older. Actually it is my 13th year after reprog, whatever difference that makes. I had just eased back into my kline. That last word is pronounced like…

2084 hen gase, Prolog

It was the spring quarter, in 2004. My name is Misty and I would graduate in just one more quarter. I was taking my college at a University in the USA. You see, I am from France. My father named me Mistique, and I love that name. But one of my USA friends called me…