"The sounds flood through the canals and the sting of iron washes over my tongue."
"The original personality, Lauren, stopped aging at this age, and she hasn't really been seen or heard from since."
"I cut all my hair off shortly after that to punish her, but that meant there were no more strands to pull."
"To those deemed normal, are you convinced that those of us that are not do not know we are different?"
"I feel the gods when in the midst of a raging storm. The surge of power, the crackling of lightning as it splits the night sky in two. "
"But her name is Lauren. We call it our slave name, and nobody has permission to call us by that name. Not a single one of you."