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It was Emmie who stopped it. He'd bowed out early, saying that all the duplication was just too weird for him to handle, and he'd gone off to see if he could scavenge more medical supplies from the nearby houses.

He came back though, to check on me, because he's Emmie, and he's pathologically conscientious.

Truth be told, I was grateful for the break.

What, he asked, while changing my bandages, were we arguing about?

I told him, and he went very still.