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At least, they aren't imagined to.
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The man cried. ” Coren demanded. ” “I don’t—nothing to say, gato—please—” “Don’t ‘gato’ me, shit. Dump it now. ” He nodded once. He was not quite as small as he at first seemed, but the clothes he wore were too big and his head was long and shaved bald. His sleeves half-covered his hands. “You’re watching for her, right? Who came to visit before me? ” The man shook his head a little too quickly. ” “Don’t know what? ” “Them? Two? ” “Two. ” “The man,” Coren said. ” A scowl flashed across his face.
He should have tested it first. Probably being this close to the port was causing problems. He closed up the comm unit and headed down the alley. He splashed through the accrued seepage and hunched his shoulders against the random drops of condensation from the unseen ceiling high overhead. He rounded the next corner and headed up a broad alleyway littered with abandoned shipping crates, refuse dumpsters, old and broken transports, and the scraps of traffic. ” Coren glanced to his right, at the source of the throaty voice.
Not that one, anyway. And I doubt it was this other one—there’s no in-built compunction that prevents a robot from harming another robot, especially in the defense of humans. ” She gestured toward the bay. “Besides, what motive? Suicide? Bringing along a robot would have been the best way to fail to commit suicide. ” Coren nodded. “All right, that’s all logical. As far as it goes. ” “Forget it. ” “Why do I get a say? ” Sipha pursed her lips thoughtfully. ” She seemed to consider carefully. “See, this bay is Settler.