Chapter 25 – Can’t Hide It

In the afternoon, Tahia and Manika meet at the easel. Tahia is to paint Manika’s portrait as promised.

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Interlude – A Woman Named Helen

Are you proud of yourself? Was your life worthwhile?
Helen looked at herself in the mirror and wondered. The woman staring back at her was old. Much older than she had thought. Time moves too fast and too slow when you’re stuck in a laboratory. She envied those who lived outside once in a while.

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