It turned out Eo knew many shortcuts to fixing Lily. The sheer amount of knowledge she had on the subject filled the entire time they put Lily back together. There was little about robotics Eo did not know some improvement to. She rewrote Lily's damaged data-storage procedure in less than ten minutes, organizing it in a radically different, yet much more intuitive way than Mira had even thought possible.
Mira had been awake again for nearly twenty hours. She leaned back from her desk and stretched. Eo came back from the kitchen carrying the next half of the reheated delivery pizza. (Delivery because, for some unexplained reason, Eo did not know how to cook.) When she saw Mira agape in the middle of a yawn, Eo set the pizza down and took her by the hand.
"You're too tired," Eo said with a demanding tone, "you need to get some sleep."
"Oh come on, we're almost done . . ." Mira said, yawning again.
"No," Eo insisted, "I'll