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Hello, and welcome to another #sffsat snippet. Many thanks to all those who visit and comment. I'm continuing with Terms & Conditions Apply, and having asked for the avatar's designation, Marie is given its name instead - Soren. But she has a problem with that...
Only sentient beings used that particular form of reference.
Confused, Marie walked back along the corridor and the avatar kept pace with her as they returned to the center.
“Do all avatars have names?”
“All those on Venus Ascendant. I’ve never met any elsewhere to ask.”
Soren guided her around the curved edge of the center and down a wider corridor not quite opposite the one they’d left. It walked with an easy grace, its hands clasped behind its back, avoiding passersby in a fluid dance. Marie struggled to keep pace and her progress through the crowd was far more awkward. Perhaps observing her troubles, Soren placed his left arm around her waist. Marie opened her mouth to protest, but he deftly swept her into an adjoining corridor and guided her to a seat before she could collect the words.
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