Joseph looked at his reflection and what he saw shocked him. The flesh of his face was shredded and bloody. He had a large wound from his temple to the side of his lip which was laid open to what should have been the bone, but what he saw there instead of white bone was perfectly smooth silver metal forming jaw, cheek and something resembling tendon. Joseph’s fingers reached up unbidden and touched the exposed “bone” forcing home the unwelcome reality he was decidedly not human.
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