Someone accesses the outer hatch sealing one of Suvi's information kiosks. She giggles at the prospect of customers. Company. A person. Yay!
For an advanced AI, living at 20,000 times faster than humans, not having contact with anyone for 800 plus years has seemed endless.
But what if her customers turn into thieves, here to steal the technology and knowledge she's guarded for ages?
Part of The Last Waltz series. Unification Era date: 4753
Be sure to read the other Doyle stories, "Greater Than The Gods Intended" and "Demigod".