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[O-H06] Hollow People, Trouble Sleeping

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Sector: H06 (Axle)

TW: Mild graphic content. And blood. 

Originally this was two builds, but I consolidated. Originally I intended for the Office build to have more builds in the same vein to be accompanied by this song, but now I'm thinking the build needs something more mellow, like this

 

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"Logdate 739, this is Dr. Danielle Long, recording from temporary officespace Launchpad 6 aboard the O.C.S. Axle. Vaccine dissemination is progressing. As The Liberated Democratic Republic of Unified Onix spreads, so to does Octan's healthcare programs, and enlightened ideals. While the means employed by the LDRUO may fail to meet Octan's rigorous ethical standards when left to their own devices, under our constant scrutiny, we'll ensure both prosperity and peace for the Oni-Ren as we extract the copper we need to fuel our Awesomnium Alloy technology. As the Eyewash program succeeded under my supervision, I have decided to reopen my investigations into CEO Pombe's psychic powers.  Before I attempt to conduct project Birthdayboy, however, I will need to resolve Project Suburban Soccermom. Dr. Brennier has done some fantastic work with her child, and It's about time I checked in on her... and tested the device. Barring Unanticipated delays, this will occur within the next two weeks. If the research has met expectations, we may finally be able to test Pombe conclusively, and we may then be able to devise a means to further monetize his powers, or those similar to his. This concludes my log update. Dr. Long out."

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*Sigh*

 

Much Later, within Dr. Long's chambers. 

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"Nope. Stop. I'm finished."

"Already?"

"I'm finished for the night. You may return to your room."

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"You feeling alright? You've been awful quiet the past few weeks."

"Never better. Now leave. I need to sleep. And shave your chest too. It's disreputable."

"... Alright."

"..."

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Later still. 

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"This is Dr. Danielle Long. Do you have a moment?"

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"Always! Hold on one sec."

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"I need the room."

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"What can I help you with." 

"I... have an odd question to ask you." 

"Shoot."

"I can't sleep."

"Because of... on Onix?"

"Yes."

"I see."

"I don't consider myself a bad person, Emily. My job requires perfection, and while I am certainly not perfect, I must meet the high standards and therefor I demand that of my subordinates as well. I do not tolerate incompetence, but that doesn't make me a bad person... The work we do on the Axle saves lives. Millions if not billions of lives. human and otherwise. This is an objective fact. At peak efficiency the Axle is a bastion of civilization in the savage frontier, but if I slip for even a moment, people die. I am not accustomed to failure... or self-doubt... but I cannot help but feel that out success in Onix was not complete... I... I'm not sure what I'm saying. I am not used to being so close to... to death. To brutality. I suppose I feel.... complicit in what just happened. Even though they weren't human, they had lives. Thoughts. I guess... How do you, a soldier with a very admirable confirmed kill-count, deal with what you must do. How do you put the thoughts aside so that you can sleep?"

"Honestly. It gets easier. I do what I do for the company, not because it feels good, although I admit, I love the adrenaline of a good fight... but because what we do is the right thing. We are doing good work in this galaxy, you know. We're bringing civilization to the final frontier, and that's a messy job. All we can hope is that at the end of the day we've done more good than not."

"hmm."

"It gets easier."

Overview of the build:

Symbolic of Yin and Yang? A monocrome Octan symbol? happy accident? 

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~Insectoid Aristocrat

Edited by Dannylonglegs

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A "disreputable" chest.  Nice wording.  :laugh:

Interesting build and story, and I must say that's some NPU on the chair in her office.  :classic:

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Like the railing piece as the bed-end too. Is the gold ornament just a random decoration or is it linked to a previous story?

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