“Yeah…” said Harrings. “I can’t figure it out. He’s too… nice! I’ve tried to provoke him in every way possible. I’ve said horrible things. I’ve presented him with reprehensible scenarios. Nothing seems to faze him. He’s always kind, always understanding, always giving. It’s as if something is missing. Like… it’s like he’s not really him.”
Gamble idly picked up a copy of Devan’s personality data cube. “It’s not really him. Your brother died, Harrings. That hologram is just an imperfect copy.”
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