23rd Century Romance by Jake Hartnell

By Jake Hartnell

Rai Jones, a 25-year-old virgin, hasn't ever fairly noticeable the sea, shot a gun, or made like to 3 Elven maidens on the related time... yet he lives in a global the place know-how and medication make all issues attainable. Powered through pcs, his existence is one monstrous digital fable within which Rai can do no matter what he desires to do and be whoever he desires to be. but in fact, he's only standard, trapped in an earthly activity without customers for locating genuine pride, and stuck within the pressure among his myth existence and genuine lifestyles. input Winry: essentially ideal, stunningly appealing, clever, and witty. It’s love in the beginning sight due to Love capsules (drugs that copy the sensation of being in love) and as Rai starts off to seize her mind's eye, the true Winry is still shrouded in secret, hidden behind the scenes of our on-line world, and scared to have a true courting. Swept up in a whirlwind of affection, faux violence, and digital fantasies, Rai and Winry got down to locate the key to trendy lifestyles and romance.

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Great mountains of flame stood in the squares of the Cities for three months. Then came the Great Rebirth. The words of the Evil Ones ... The words of the Unmentionable Times ... What are the words which we have lost? May the Council have mercy upon us! We had no wish to write such a question, and we knew not what we were doing till we had written it. We shall not ask this question and we shall not think it. We shall not call death upon our head. And yet ... And yet ... There is some word, one single word which is not in the language of men, but which had been.

We Street Sweepers work in brigades of three, and we were with Union 5-3992, they of the half-brain, and with International 4-8818. Now Union 5- 3992 are a sickly lad and sometimes they are stricken with convulsions, when their mouth froths and their eyes turn white. But International 4- 8818 are different. They are a tall, strong youth and their eyes are like fireflies, for there is laughter in their eyes. We cannot look upon International 4-8818 and not smile in answer. For this they were not liked in the Home of the Students, as it is not proper to smile without reason.

The laws say that none among men may be alone, ever and at any time, for this is the great transgression and the root of all evil. But we have broken many laws. And now there is nothing here save our one body, and it is strange to see only two legs stretched on the ground, and on the wall before us the shadow of our one head. The walls are cracked and water runs upon them in thin threads without sound, black and glistening as blood. We stole the candle from the larder of the Home of the Street Sweepers.

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