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Ava, Chapter 23: Ava

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Posted to June 27, 2004

      I touched his mind, as gently as I could.  I hate using my powers, but sometimes you just have to change things, just a little, to try and make things right.  I wiped this trip from his memory.  I took his anger and I softened its edges.  He didn't need all this pain.  Hopefully the love would be strong enough to fill the holes.

      I left him asleep by the side of the road, with no memory of me.

      I had walked this road before.  It was a long road, but this time it was going towards something, not just away.  I thought perhaps eagerness would make me go faster on this road to San Francisco, but dread kept me at my normal pace.  But I knew what I had to do.  Maybe I'm not human, but I still have to fight for what I need.

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