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“The Piter mysteries are classics,” Phila’s sister said, “and you should see them some time. Iric’s uncommonly fond of them, if you should think to ask.”
So of course I did.
Moonless night, light sunk to nothing in the center of the villa: we watched them through. Iric looks ageless and somewhat childlike, but I suspect he’s no one to underestimate. He’s fond of detective stories, well these detective stories, so like a gathering of students we watch them through to the end, and the sun comes up on the conclusion. The holo-figures fade like ghosts before the dawn.
This is going to be the center, here on. I have joined a new family; though I may continue to bear her name, my clan-patron is not the elder to whom I owe my heart’s loyalty.
Speaker is Yasmin-3, Full Clone of the Great Shipwright (Naime). She’s the minor villain of the Ship’s Heart trilogy. Thanks to my writing comrade Lev Mirov, she’s getting her own novel. “Minor villain wreaks havoc on major villain when she discovers she’s been played; finds redemption through love of sex and fried dumplings.”