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Chapter 75 - Self Configuring Modular Robot[]


Elizabeth's little stimmie addiction...
...is enough to make her friends concerned-especially stacked with outright evidence of depression. It's 3053, Liz, like Arthur, was born in 3037.

she was born toward the beginning of that year, and he was born late in that year.

a quick pass through the math processor says she's sixteen, and Arthur is still fifteen, but a comparative lifespan analysis, which Liz did when her diagnosis was completed, shows she's just shy of halfway through her predicted lifespan, while Arthur is just hitting into being almost-a-young-adult.

At some point, Elizabeth Ngo gave up on being a kid.

She works 20 hours a day on projects and programs, somehow cramming the limited administrative duties of her Barony in among it all, and sometimes she works late.

It's aging her.

She's using a mix of pharma to keep this up, and it's a mix that has to be carefully balanced lest she tip over on the sanity wagon. The problem is, human beings aren't designed to pull 48 hours of intense mental activity continuously.

"She can't keep it up, we need to do something." Yvonne Steiner-Davion observed one sleepy Wednesday evening.

"Suggestions?" Arthur Steiner-Davion asked.

"I don't know. We need to get her off the stimmies, that's for sure." Sierra said, "She's burning it at both ends with a blowtorch, can't your Mom do something?"

"WHat, like ordering her to bed would even work?" Penny pointed out, "I mean, it doesn't work on the rest of us why would it work on Liz?"

"Point...okay, tomorrow's project, dig up everything you can find regarding addiction treatment methods and getting someone to clean up." he yawned, "Hopefully Liz doesn't self-immolate before we have a plan."

"Do you still love 'er?" Terry asked.

Arthur frowned, "Yeah."

"Then we gon' fix our math genius, ayeh, git yo' girl-fren' back." Jesse announced.


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