Hanabi of the Steel Curtain

An obscured origin, top-of-the-line equipment, and a serial number. That was all HK-91-3800 amounted to in the eyes of Soluna Consortium.

She was a Gatekeeper, a group of living-dead cyborgs built with forbidden, mysterious, and not-of-this-world technology. As a Gatekeeper, they had one mission:

"Protect the Soluna Consortium's interests."

They turned her into one of their high-tech toy soldiers, and sent her out into the world to destroy their enemies and protect their profits. Taking her memories from her was just one step in the process.

But memories are not so easily destroyed. What are these memory echoes that haunt her, why does she feel pain when she remembers.

How did she turn into this?

I was hoping I wouldn't have to post the entire story all at once, seriously, I think I wrote the bulk of this story in the past two weeks after having to put my original contest entry on hiatus. There's a loooooooong story about that, but that's a tale for another day and I just want to take a much-deserved nap.

....For at least 24 hours, then I move on to the next story I have to write. Hahahahaha, I'm a terrible role model.

btw, there's 35-36 chapters but the story as a whole is about 45k words, with chapters averaging at about 1.5-2k words. I think. I did a tally before submitting, but I made some minor edits so the numbers probably off by give or take a few hundred words.

Anyways, hope you enjoy the story!

I was hoping I wouldn't have to post the entire story all at once, seriously, I think I wrote the bulk of this story in the past two weeks after having to put my original contest entry on hiatus. There's a loooooooong story about that, but that's a tale for another d...

Author
GenreActionMilitary / WarSci-FiPost-ApocalypticCyberpunk
UpdatedAug 31, 2022
Chapters36
Writing StatusFinished
Word Count44,869
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