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New TC story: “White Hat”

Happy Saturday! I have a new Transhuman Congress story, “White Hat” posted, in which a hopefully-suspiciously-familiar character is introduced. It directly follows “Spiral’s End” in Lina’s arc.
In which Jackie cocks a paw up in the air and snoozes.

“Who are you, Jayden?” we asked.

He giggled, then stopped suddenly and said in a hoarse whisper, “I’m not who I should be. Instead of being born the wrong person, I was born not anyone. Just like an artie.”

We weren’t sure what to say to that. Anima sat down cross-legged on the floor. “What do you do?”

He glanced up at Lonnie, then back down at us. “I do what I must, what I have to, what I shouldn’t.”

This is a very talky story — not a whole lot of plot going on — but I wanted to play with his early relationship with Lina in a fairly isolated environment.

They’ll be getting into plenty of trouble soon, trust me.