Iko held up a hand. “You need a system debug if you’re suggesting that I would abandon you know.
Thorne cleared his throat. “We need to get back to the house. We’ve already risked drawing enough attention, and she…” He looked at Winter. There was an edge to his expression, like he didn’t trust anyone who was more attractive than he was. “…will definitely draw attention.
The cybernetic operation?”
“No, the sex change.”
The doctor’s smile faltered.
She would be brave. She would be heroic. She would make her own destiny.
And they all lived happily to the end of their days.
But her grandmother had never suggested she could think the same of Scarlet. You’ll be fine, she always said, after a skinned knee, after a broken arm, after her first youthfull heartbreak. You’ll be fine, because you’re strong, like me.