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The Girls From Alcyone II: The Gilded Age
For those not familiar with TGfA, here's the premise in a nutshell: Taken from her home as a young girl, Sigrid Novak is one of a select and highly trained group of genetically (and bionically) enhanced girls. Both hunted and coveted (as a military asset and scientific curiosity), Sigrid and her friends have fled fled the Federation to make a new life for themselves on a secret and distant planet (a secret that, perhaps, won't stay secret for long).
This Week: Sigrid's Mistress, the Lady Hitomi Kimura, has just received some terrible and tragic news--news that begs Sigrid to finally ask the question: why has Hitomi made her?
"You asked me, why—why I made you," Hitomi said, and her thin fingers squeezed Sigrid's, holding her tight. "But I think you already know the answer."
Sigrid knelt by Hitomi's side. For just a moment, she felt the familiar conflict within her. This fragile woman before her—her Mistress—the very woman who had taken her from her family and everything she knew and held dear. This woman had trained her, altered her in profound and terrifying ways. In so many respects Sigrid knew she should hate her, resent her, at the very least. But she couldn't shake the unmistakable kinship she held for Hitomi. From the moment she'd met the Lady Hitomi Kimura, from the first moment she'd set foot on Aquarii, Sigrid had known, she was home; here by this woman's side, this was where she was meant to be.
And Hitomi was correct; Sigrid did know the answer, she knew why her Mistress had done what she'd done.
"I will be your instrument of vengeance, Mistress. I will kill them all."