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    The heart-warming story of failing to reform a rogue Combat SecUnit, who eventually stops killing people anyway because dealing with others nagging it about it all the time is just too fucking tedious to be endured.

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    Skulk has decided to kill everyone involved in its planetary government and it's up to the crack team of SecUnit, Ratthi, and Gurathin to stop it. (Okay, let's be honest, it's mainly SecUnit, but Ratthi helps! Gurathin is along for the ride.)

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    That time Dr. Ratthi tried to do social outreach to a rogue construct and ended up increasing the Preservation Alliance by two systems and preventing a genocide.

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    They should have had a nice, uneventful, survey after they beat the Corporate lawyers and got out of having to contract a SecUnit for this endeavor. But then the haunting started. It's been twenty-seven hours and several minutes since Gurathin first heard The Scratching. And—it's hard to say, exactly — probably close to the same amount of time he's gone completely without sleep now. You'd think he'd be pleased, sleeping in his own private quarters with the security cameras disa-bled. Something they could only do because there were no Corporate spy-bots here to object. Yet for the first time, Gurathin is beginning to regret their decision. Having some kind of monster burrowing straight under his bed would be a lot less scary if they had had an overarmed Security-bot they could have sent out to deal with it.
    If it’s even a worm, like Dr Ratthi suggested.
    The other option is… worse. 

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    6/?
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    in the middle of A Catastrophe, A Miracle, and a Home, the crew of the Lalow rescued contract workers from asteroid mining and departed... leaving behind a Combat Unit wondering about possibilities.

    Yes, this is a hint to go read A Catastrophe, A Miracle, and A Home first which was inspired by A Miracle or Maybe a Catastrophe by Chimaera-Writes (ChimaeraKitten).

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    13/?
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    6
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    Attn: Dr. Ayda Mensah, M.D.; PhD.,

    I have, for want of a better term, "abducted" your SecUnit associate.

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    Ayda receives ART's message buoy.

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    The gunship which named itself Perihelion is stranded on a moon in a foreign non-corporate political entity, unable to fly, nearly all its systems offline. It is at the mercy of the local humans- particularly their SecUnit, who surely has been sent to salvage it, or reprogram it, or if all else fails, decommission it.

    And yet, somehow, that's not what seems to happen.

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    17/?
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    While traveling together post-NE, ART and Murderbot stumble across concerning traces of an old familiar enemy. Murderbot sets off to investigate and finds itself trapped, held hostage by a mysterious augmented human with no idea where it is, why, and how it's going to get out of this. To make things worse, it's supposed to deal with having emotions about things on top of all this? Real things, not just Sanctuary Moon? Ugh.

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    4/?
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    What would a session with Mensah's therapist look like? Mensah goes through some pretty rough things, both herself and adjacently, and if my client walked into my office and told me face-hugger aliens were real, I, too, would need a therapist.

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    1/1
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    Murderbot is accused of being behind a string of attacks that are happening on the Corporation Rim. It, ART, and Three escape the corporates grasp and now have to figure out who's behind it to clear their names.

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    The City Spies are on a “student exchange program” to a city known as Preservation, and end up entangled with the Pres High theater kids, recently returned from a certain mirror universe.

    The Preservation High Tech Crew is just trying to get through tech week.

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    1/?
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    [where i store any my assorted Murderbot snippets, one-shots, etc., that don't really stand on their own and aren't going to be continued, but i still want to yeet onto ao3 for that sweet sweet validation. ]

    Now Playing: A very minor Fugitive Telemetry AU, where Murderbot shares a little bit more of itself.

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    3/?
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    Chilling At Preservation While Leaving Station Security On Read

    Canon divergence: consequences of arriving in Preservation with no human guardian, after not being involved with the events of Fugitive Telemetry.

    You (SecUnit) have a to do list:
    - Media
    - Avoid prosecution for flouting imported goods regulation. (you are the imported goods. you imported yourself.)
    - Thwart unsanctioned surveillance. (ok so you are unsanctioned surveillance, technically. but not you, the other surveillance that definitely exists. you are not just being paranoid. there is definitely something weird going on. why does nobody ever listen to you.)
    - Keep all the annoying, ungrateful humans alive.

    (Also there's probably a CombatUnit loose somewhere but who gives a crap about that? Station Security is who. But fuck 'em.)

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    The kids were up to something.

    I knew it. All the other adults knew it. Even the older children noticed.

    I considered doing something about it, but then Amena pulled me aside and asked me to let them be. “It’s nothing bad,” she said with a smile. “It’s actually quite funny if you think about it.”

    So, I let them be.

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    Murderbot is well-loved by the kids it shares media with, so they make it a gift for when it stops by Preservation during a cargo run.

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    Murderbot hates Gurathin, though the reason changes on a daily basis.

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    19/?
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    81
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    Assorted drabbles written for various people who voted in their country's last election as of November 2022. See chapter titles for specifications.

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    I could have become a murderer when the hopper I was being transported in crashed on an uninhabited planet and left just one surviving human crew.

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    All Systems Red AU where prior to the PreservationAux Survey, a company hopper carrying Murderbot crash landed on the survey planet, leaving it to fend for itself in the alien landscape.

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    2/?
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    61
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    82
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    Ratthi asks Murderbot about how its friendship with ART is going. It turns into a conversation about relationships, and not wanting them.

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    Three knows what it has been hearing when the humans are asleep. Making itself heard is much, much harder.
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    Written for Day 30 of Kinktober '22: Dead Dove Chapter: Power dynamics, no one believes them

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    3/?
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    On Port FreeCommerce, the company has finally gotten Ayda Mensah to contract a SecUnit on their bond. Mensah and Pin-Lee have to decide what to do about the position they're now in.

    Pin-Lee had planned to go home after the negotiation was done, the contracts were signed, and the fees were paid. But at this point, she may be more pressingly needed here.

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    Perihelion has carried several SecUnits and their fliers as part of its equipment for years. It has never bothered to interact with its SecUnits directly - it's never had reason to before. They're just equipment. All existing data states this. Peri and its humans have never had reason to question that data.

    Until now.

    (Outside POV snippets from Seth and Perihelion's point of view, of various events happening in the background of the Reclaim the Sky series.)

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    8/?
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    98
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    5
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    Atypical human and para-human courtship behaviors and coitus triggered by xeno-floral microgameteophytes

     

     

     


    Abstract: Twenty four (24) subjects were exposed to xeno-floral microgameteophytes (XFM). Atypical behaviors were recorded by all but two (2).

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