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  1. Public Bookmark 40

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    In the ashes of the Not-Them, Jon and Martin find a body.

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    Helen’s words had more of an effect on Jon than Martin expected.

    He won’t stand for another round of self-loathing, damn it.

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    It’s Basira who catches onto it.

    The collective shift that seems to come over them when heading in or out of the Institute. Not just the oppressive sensation of being observed, their every move catalogued for the voyeuristic cravings of some unseen Eye(s). That feeling remained with them even when they left the Institute these days, but it was always stronger inside its walls. That wasn’t the change. Nor was it the point.

    The point was: making life worse for Jonathan Sims.

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  4. Public Bookmark 17

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    Jon falters, looks at the ground, one hand over his mouth. "You… you were both in the same place. In a… domain. D-Daisy was in one, too, a different one. I got her out. And I… I thought, afterwards, that maybe I could get the two of you back, too."

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    Or: After the Unknowing, after the Buried, Jon finds Sasha and Tim again.

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  5. Public Bookmark 58

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    Martin finds the tape in the wall. Specifically, in a small hole in the drywall, tucked behind boxes and stuffed with so much crumpled paper and tissue that it's almost impossible to see anything else in there. It's a cassette tape, the sort Jon uses to record statements, labeled on the front with a brown strip of tape. It's addressed to the Head Archivist in a spidery handwriting.

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    Or: Gertrude Robinson made a tape as a warning to the next Head Archivist. What if he had gotten it?

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