This is a part of the story Earlmire and You: a Study in Star Light, which is a Choose Your … More
Jack Earlmire straps on his pressure suit, polishing off a bottle of Aishoan Ink before lighting up a cigarette and … More
Hansel opens the door for the delivery man to wheel Renold inside. The manufacturer was able to put him back together nicely, and left it up to his parents to boot him back into consciousness. Hansel signs for the delivery and carries Renold to the living room where Jodie is waiting. Jodie picks at her chin; a habit she falls prey to when she’s nervous.
The next morning the emptiness hole-punches Renold’s chest and gapes across his entire body. He unplugs from his nighttime outlet and stares at his face-flesh squatting on the windowsill of his bedroom window.
Renold is a robot fighting depression with robot drugs.