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She stood, looking at him expectantly. She knew that he was nervous. She also knew, that he didn't even realize why. Even if she found if somehow attractive, she didn't want to hurt him.
Despite the fact that everyone she knew saw him as a monster, whose only purpose was an instant death, she knew better. On that moment, he was like a child lost somewhere in the fog.
"What I am suppose to do?" he asked unsure, trying to break the annoying silence
"For a start...take off your mask"
"You don't want me to do that, trust me"
"If I didn't want to, I wouldn't ask"
Another moment of silence. She accidentally made him even more uneasy.
"Take off your mask, Architect"
He hesitated, but after a moment he unwillingly removed piece of metal that protected his face.
Just as he never paid much of attention to the taint distorting his appearance, now, however, he felt uncomfortable.
Coming a little closer, she tried to stroke his scared face with her hand. It was s