By L. E. Modesitt Jr.
After 10000 years in exile, the cyber-warriors go back of their fleet of spaceships to the planet that confounded them: Earth.
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Then I guess you might as well relax. ” CHAPTER 15 “YOU’LL BE THERE. ” Jobs heard whimpering in the night. He was not asleep. Sleep wasn’t possible. Cordelia. The link had shown her smiling, mugging for the camera, just moments before her link recorded the single most devastating natural disaster in human history. He told himself she was alive. They couldn’t know, not for sure. Everyone dead? Maybe that was just because they didn’t want to try and save anyone. Not that it mattered. She was dead now, or would die later.
His teeth were unnaturally white and perfectly straight. His skin would never know a pimple. He’d even had his navel relocated and reshaped. The smirk was all his own. He was handsome, he was smart, he was smooth: He was way, way out of the freak-girl’s league, obviously. But if he beamed the sunlight of his attention on her she’d be his devoted servant not only now, but later, when they all thawed out. And that was the key: He would need a hard core of sycophants ready to back him up from the very first.
How many hours, how many days, weeks, months, years? Centuries? In two hours she would be in hibernation. Two hours. Would there be a time to say goodbye? Was now the time? “Mom and Dad? I love you both,” 2Face said, her throat closing up, choking off the words. “We love you, honey,” her mom said. Her dad said nothing, just wiped his tears with the back of his hand. The crowd was in a strange mood, or several strange moods. Many wept. Some joked, displays of bravado. Some prayed. Someone started to sing “God Bless America,” but no one joined in and the tune petered out.