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They've got accrued now on Damien and are approximately to witness the final emerging of a artifical nova. they're sixteen people in international approximately to be enveloped by means of an eruption of violence--horror and homicide oddly complemented via a strange unforgiving love. yet justice isn't all that's approximately to be came upon. Judgment is coming and the sixteen unsuspecting ones are at the threshold of the murdered famous person.

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Kip knows their features to be slight and smooth, inhuman but as appealingly modeled as a human child's. It is still hard to remember that the Dameii convey expression not by facial changes, but by wing-posture; and nuances of emotion by hands in continual graceful movement. So much for plain description, Kip thinks. The magic, the essential beauty of these winged people, escapes all words. He pulls back to look rather savagely along the line of tourists, willing them to grasp the vision. They all are quiet and seem intent.

No reason a child can't temporarily adopt a father, is there? " She laughs shakily and goes to find the washstand. "How did you like the visit to the Dameii? " "Oh, my," she says through sounds of splashing. "But the story Myr Kip told us—" "Yes. Best not to think about that. " She emerges, toweling vigorously. "Are they long-lived? Do they have sickness, I mean—" "You mean, do I have much work here? Am I earning my keep? Well, here again Kip left something out ... You recall I said that the haploid forms we call the males are prone to various defects?

He combs her mussed hair off her face with his fingers. " He grins. "Let me be your adopted father while you're here. No reason a child can't temporarily adopt a father, is there? " She laughs shakily and goes to find the washstand. "How did you like the visit to the Dameii? " "Oh, my," she says through sounds of splashing. "But the story Myr Kip told us—" "Yes. Best not to think about that. " She emerges, toweling vigorously. "Are they long-lived? Do they have sickness, I mean—" "You mean, do I have much work here?

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