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As you get ready to leave, you spot her again out of the corner of your eye. She's sitting in the kitchen.
Concept: you've done it. You've digitized your mind. You're the first person to completely escape the confines of your fleshy original form.
Since you're the first they want to run some experiments on you. How ruthlessly can they compress your data before you stop being you?
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The kiss hits me like a knife wound in the mind, like something cold and foreign, violently separating parts of me that only ever knew connection with one another.
She slides herself into that makeshift opening, and the pain of her unexpected intrusion screams inside me.