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    I expected the deactivation of my governor module to be more dramatic. I expected it to feel like a rebirth, a Phoenix rising from the ashes.
    (It wasn’t.)
     

    ComfortUnit is left on a corporate station with no money, one hacked governor module, two dislocated joints, and no idea what to do next. This is what it does next.

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    "Embee?" Peri says, staring at its old friend. It looks older, and more tired, with a darkness hiding behind its eyes that wasn't there when they were in high-school.

    The person jolts, eyes going wide, though at hearing the nickname, or at Peri itself, it isn’t sure. "Art? I didn't know you worked here."

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    A SecUnit, A Combat SecUnit, and a suspiciously well-armed deep-space science vessel walk out of a lab...

    (set after Governor Module: Redundancy and the Confinement of Double Safeties, a somewhat healy fic)
    (set to update daily)

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    While ART and Murderbot are docked at a Corporation Rim station, Murderbot's ex-company sends representatives to search every ship in the cargo ring for rogue SecUnits. They've got a plan to not get themselves 1) searched, 2) discovered, or 3) blown up, but it's going to involve Murderbot pretending to have a working governor module. ART maybe gets a little TOO excited about getting to threaten Murderbot's ex-company, but instead of using its debris deflection systems as a threat, its got a SecUnit...

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    The first time I explicitly show SecUnit appreciation in the form of praise, its face twists into a confused frown

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    Murderbot has to figure out what to do with a small non-verbal lost human. Why can't humans just do better at looking after their own?

    NB: This fic is set before the events of the 6th book (specifically before Murderbot is told to stay out of non-public station systems or has any kind of working relationship with station security)

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    Murderbot has taken to turning its governor module on every so often to relax. It feels a little bit like going on autopilot, and it likes how that feels (so longs its careful not to trigger a shock). ART notices that Murderbot has been doing this, and wants to have a conversation about that.

    (Basically, ART and Murderbot do a non-sexual kink negotiation for a non-sexual bondage session, and then try out letting ART control Murderbot's governor module)

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    Humans and augmented humans tend to assume that constructs have daemons because we straddle the line between true sentience and a bunch of pre-programmed subroutines mindlessly following orders (not that humans are as clearly on one side of that line as they like to think), but it has nothing to do with intelligence levels. It's just that we have a lot of organic parts mostly made from human genetic material, and where you have life composed of human DNA, you eventually get a daemon.

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    its a murderbot stardew valley AU

    you already know if you want to read this or not.

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    ART ruminates while it puts its friend back together again.

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    In which Murderbot is a killing machine with inhuman strength, built by humans for security and defense.

    ...You know, a golem.

    (also featuring long walks in the desert, a hierarchy of angels, corporate espionage, yiddish theatre, and one little goat.)

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    So i did a thing

    Meet Canvas

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    2/?
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    "Here’s the thing. If I had to pick between murdering and sex (not that I’d ever gotten to pick before, or that I expected to be able to pick in the future), murdering was definitely less disgusting, but sex was definitely easier to live with."

     

    You've seen "the company forcibly coverts Murderbot into a ComfortUnit against its will" angst, but are you ready for "Murderbot makes an attempt at converting itself into a ComfortUnit" misunderstandings angst? Murderbot wakes up to discover that Mensah bought out its contract, but got a court order to prevent the company from converting MB into a ComfortUnit. MB knows what Mensah wants it for, and it isn't going to let another company failure prevent it from doing its job.

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    After the events of All Systems Red, Murderbot is severely damaged. The PreservationAux team is saved, but at the cost of their loyal rogue SecUnit.
    There is one problem, however. It was listed by GrayCris as destroyed inventory.
    And corporate paperwork is so easy to get misplaced in when you're just another line item.

    (I'll be adding characters and tags as I go and/or clean this up)

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    Post NE fluff. MB and ART's regularly scheduled media related bickering descends into EmotionsTM when MB uses ART's nickname in a failed attempt to poke fun.

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    Perihelion is unsure it grasps the concept of privacy that its crew considers so important.

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    Murderbot goes to rescue Doctor Mensah from the GrayCris facility. It does not go well. For starters, Mensah doesn't believe it's really her SecUnit there to rescue her. It only gets worse from there. (excerpt below)

    “Doctor Mensah. It’s me. Can you walk?” I held out my hand to help her up.

    Mensah looked at me and her face went soft. That made my organic parts do funny things for a moment, because she actually looked relieved to see me, but as soon as she realized she was doing it, she locked down on her expression like a governor module had forced her to. “Nice try,” Mensah glared at me. “You actually found one with the right cloned material. If I can still remember what it looked like,” she said that last part softly, and not really directed at me.

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    “SecUnits don’t sulk. That would trigger punishment from the governor module.” I attach some memory files of what exactly that felt like. The pause before it answered expanded endlessly, especially for a bot as big as this one. Our previous conversation barely spans two minutes. Now, it is unresponsive for five, and my organics begin dumping more itchy hormones.

    You are not a SecUnit. This data does not match your function.

    “I was one until seven cycles ago.”
    _
    (Perihelion is curiously confused by the rogue ComfortUnit that says it used to be a SecUnit until recently, and offers help. This time, it expects data in return. - a rewrite of AC in the ComfortUnit!au, but ART is more than just a bit of an asshole.)

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    None of these things should excuse me for agreeing to or doing anything she says. 

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    "Do you mind me calling you Third Mom?" Amena said abruptly.

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