"We have had nothing to do with 1 another since she culled me."
        Pennbaston could not hide what she thought of that practice. It was not common, even among Progenitors, but it was not illegal.
        If she would ask then she would know and I drove at her with my words, "I was discovered, the story goes, less than a day after I had been discarded. 1 of the unattached took me away. To have something, I suppose."
        "I see." Pennbaston's voice was low.