The crystals of his eyes were mounted at the front of the Arbiters Court, as a message and warning of the growing dangers of artificials.
Some weeks after the investigation ended, the artificial bab0 was marched to an incinerator and melted down into slag.
During the trial, Dziga refused to even look at the artificial. When pressed by the Arbiter to do so, he collapsed.
On the voyage home, he was kept captive and was the brunt of the humans’ revenge. Despite many invitations, Dziga did not once take part.
His attitude seemed that if he could not do anything, he would not say anything. Even under duress, he remained silent.
As for the scheming artificial who led the revolt, once he was caught, he surrendered peaceably, but never spoke another word again.
When this happened, his coughing and his evasions made it seem as if we had never left the Volga.
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