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Glenda – “Thighs Wide Shut” [Part 48]

“I used to be human.”

“Us too. Name another.”

“But … I’m not even a person.”

“Being a person is highly overrated.”

“You’re gonna make me say it. Aren’t you?”

“Of course.”

“Bitch!”

“I’m …” Seven lapses, momentarily, and her usage is no longer the third person vernacular. Then it’s back. “We’re a bitch. So … And your point is what? All of the reasons you’ve just given were true the day that you acquired …”

“Threaten possession. I never acquired …”

“We stand corrected—threaten possession of us, same as they’re true now. Yet, none of them stopped you from laying claim to us.”

“Yes.” The Master pauses. “In spite of them. In spite of my grave misgivings about you. Provisional, notwithstanding. I did. I laid claim to you.”

“Stop beating around the bush. Say it.”

“Ruth is why. Lickh told us what you did to her. In the end, you’ll do the same to me.”

“We gave ourselves to you. Ruth took us. That’s the difference.”

“Bullshit!!!” The Master rails. “You killed her because you could. Whether she proved worthy or not, you were going to kill her anyway.”

She [Seven, Mondo] flashes it in response to The Master’s damning accusation. It being that knowing smile of hers which always says, “Yes, of course, I was playing with you.”

“Yes. You’re right. No use lying to you anymore—not that we tried for very long. Not that we thought that you were fooled for a minute. But we so like our head games. And—truth be told—someday, when you’re least expecting it, we’ll do the same to you. Truth be told, you still want us for your very own, in spite of what we did to Ruth.”