“What you see there are the end results,” Tattletale said, “You have to realize how much time they’re spending building stuff, or time spent building tools to build better stuff.”

Hm. That’s a fair point. A lot of time and resources goes into what they do.

“Bonesaw did plastic surgery on seven people, performed brain surgery on Cherish and then trapped her inside a pod that could keep her alive for years or decades, and as far as I figure it, even if they got their hands on an all-terrain vehicle, they can’t have had five or ten minutes to do it in.  That doesn’t amount to much prep time.”

…true.

“Some to build and program her mechanical spiders, but yeah.  She probably wouldn’t need as much time as you’d think.  Probably didn’t even have to put Cherish’s head back together after doing what she needed to for the surgery, for example, if she was going in the pod.”

That doesn’t cut it down that much.

You’re almost a tinker,” Regent told me.

What? That’s… are you just talking about the versatility? And the costumes?

“Not really.”

“You made these rags,” he pulled down his collar to show me the skintight costume beneath.

Heh. Of course he calls them “rags”, even while ostensibly complimenting her on them.

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