Welcome to this week's #sffsat snippet! I'm continuing with Terms & Conditions Apply, and Marie has just rejected the services of one of the space station's avatars despite its attractive appearance...
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She jumped up and tried to shove past him, but the dense composition of an avatar meant she only jarred her arm and had to sidle past in an embarrassingly servile fashion. He made no attempt to stop her, and she headed blindly down the nearest access corridor.
Tears blurred the curious faces as she passed them. She wasn’t sure where she was going or why. A starship home perhaps, or to the quarters Jaisen had booked and that no doubt held her meager luggage at this moment…
Someone caught her elbow and steadied her as she swayed with indecision. “I really don’t think you want to go that way.”
She tried to shrug off the hand and found herself held by the same avatar. His easy smile stopped the curse on her tongue and, as he clasped her upper arms, she knew a struggle would be pointless.
“Then tell me which way gets me off the station,” she snapped, anger flaring at the tremor in her voice she couldn’t hide.
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