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Early Bird Sneak Peek: “All 4 U”!

August 1, 2019

Hi all! It’s time for another Early Bird Sneak Peek, where I share a glimpse at the story my lucky Early Bird patrons will be enjoying next Saturday thanks to their pledges at my Patreon page! Of course, if you’re not an Early Bird patron, you’ll still get a story next week–“Warm Fuzzy Feeling”, teased previously, has already been submitted to the EMCSA. But the Early Bird patrons will be getting “All 4 U” (MC FF MD FD)!

This is it. The final battle between 4U and the MKPerfect Corporation. But 4U and her Master have an ace up their sleeve… even if 4U doesn’t exactly know who it is yet. Here’s a taste:

It’s not that I don’t have a Master. I can feel the perfect, glorious, inexpressible beauty of obedience pulsing away in the back of my mind. I don’t know anything that’s happened to me more than five minutes ago, I don’t know how I got here or why I’m doing what I’m doing or where my Master is or what her name is or anything about her, but I know I’m Service Unit 4U and I have a Master. And she’s commanded me to go to the Vandenberg Room, along with maybe a dozen other slaves. I’m glad it’s a big conference room. It’s going to be very crowded.

The more I think about it, the more I notice tiny discrepancies between the way I think and the way that I know a service unit is supposed to think. I don’t know how I know how a service unit is supposed to think; all of my personal memories seem to be walled off save for the last few minutes. I have no experiences to draw on. But I can understand an entire wealth of information about the MKPerfect Corporation and its structures and policies and procedures, and the more I think about them, the more I realize I’m not following the same rules a slave should follow. It’s like I’m some sort of parallel-universe version of myself. An off-brand me.

No. Not off-brand. Off-network. As soon as I hypothesize it, I recognize it to be true. I’m Unit 4U, I’m a service unit like all the others, but the control network that gives me my instructions isn’t the same as the main system. It’s got a slightly different set of command pathways, leading back to a different operator and a different Master. The parameters of my obedience are slightly disrupted as a result, because even though I’m following the same core directives, I’m following them on behalf of someone who apparently doesn’t give a fuck whether I know about MKPerfect. My loyalties have been reassigned.

Hope you enjoy it!