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17: Extended Reasoning
Aun (In the present): I was pretty eager to learn, but there was so much going on beyond my reach...
(examines the frenting rod.) You know, the core isn’t damaged. Maybe I can fix it after all...
(In the past, Eni and Kuu are looking at Aun in puzzlement.)
Young Eni: Outside?
Young Aun: Yai!
Young Kuu: Outside what?
Young Aun: Uh... outside of here.
Young Kuu: Can’t cop you, Aun!
Young Aun: Ayi! You have an inside to your mouth, yai?
(pokes his hand inside Kuu's mouth)
Young Kuu: Glmph!
Young Aun: So then, you have an outside to your mouth, your face, yai?
Young Kuu: Yai!
Young Aun: Right! So then, uhm, we’re all inside this place, so there’s got to be someplace that’s outside of here, or something...
Young Eni (bored and interrupting): Race you back to the other marker! I bet Kuu can beat Aun this time!
Young Kuu: I bet I can!
Young Aun: Nai, wait!
The scene changes to blackness in which several things like spirits drift.
G’Eme: Aun is showing extended reasoning.
G’Jad: Oh?
G’Eme: He has deduced that there is an outside world beyond the creche walls.
G’Jad: Well done!
G’Eme: In the process, he made Kuu suffer a bad taste.
G’Jad: Boldness and cleverness besides. You do well, G’Eme.
G’Eme: I thank you, G’Jad. I have not felt so positive about a brood in many cycles. Perhaps it is a hint that –
Other Voice: It will fail again. We can do nothing.
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Extended Reasoning

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