Seeds Chapter 17 Page 31

These were not things Steve had much of a problem with, he’d trained for half of his life to get in and out of more heavily guarded and better defended positions.

Steve: If people only have value because of their usefulness then it shouldn’t matter if they become drones or not, and it shouldn’t matter if Mark fucking Austen is the one to make that happen.

Their value alive or dead, human or drone, shouldn’t be a problem to me either way. But it is… Why?

My ego? A competitive urge to beat him? Selfishness? Ambition? A connection to humanity?

I honestly don’t think it’s any of that.

They were still things he