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Picking up from last week. Ayess thinks he has found the source of the strange random energy flux and ni and Taliya are on their way to the cryo chambers.
“But they’re empty,” Taliya protested, following ni. “They shouldn’t be drawing power at all.”
“Even empty they will draw some power. Just enough to maintain their circuits and the integrity of the field. But for some reason, one of them is drawing more than it should, but not all the time.” Ni frowned. “It’s actually drawing more than it should even if it was in use.”
“Is it going to blow up?”
“Probably not,” ni replied as ni opened the door to the room that housed the cryogenic units. The coffin-like chambers were dark, an array of dim lights indicating that they were empty but had power.
Ayess’ race does not have words for he/she/his/hers, etc, because they are (for lack of a better term) hermaphroditic. Their pronouns to refer to other members of their race are “ni” (for he/she/him/her), “ni-es” (his/hers), “ni-en” (they/them) and “ni-en-es” for theirs.