Morgana laughs awkwardly.
Originally Posted by Ask Fortune
Huh? *laughs slightly* Nah. The moment was just getting all sweet and cutesy, and I didn't know where to take it from there.
Originally Posted by Ask Nautilus
Thank you... for your time... any possible lead... is helpful...
Morgana looks them over. The automaton is in fine shape, and the rat seems perfectly healthy.
Originally Posted by Ask the Herald
Viktor produces a small machine shaped like a rat, and the actual rat itself.
"Will this suffice?"
"These will do. Here, allow me to demonstrate."
She picks up the automaton in one hand and places it on the table. In the other, she picks up the rat, who seems quite happy with its current predicament.
With her now-free hand, she extends a claw and, before the rodent can sense the danger, buries her index finger straight into the small head. The purple, curved claw pierces the tiny pink brain of the small mammal, killing it instantly.
Without so much as a squeal-for it happened too fast for that rat to react-the tiny brown shape slumps over in her hand. She withdraws the claw bloodlessly, and a small green trail follows her finger out of the beasts skull, curling and swirling in the light.
Dropping the rodent's corpse, she places her free hand on the other end of the trail, pushing it towards her other hand so the green shape curls into a small ball. It seems to struggle, but is quickly shut down and pacified.
Placing both hands above the automaton, she waits for a moment, then opens her hands and throws her palms down on the robot's head. The little green shape, denied to chance to escape, goes the only place it can-directly inside the automaton.
For a moment, nothing happens. Suddenly, a wire whisker twitches, and tiny steel paws struggle over the wood. Letting out tiny mechanical squeaks, the robotic rodent begins to scurry around the tabletop as organically as its mechanical limbs allow it.
"The rat's soul is now bound inside that automaton-in effect, it is still aware that it is a rat, but depending on how accurately that automaton represents an organic rat, it is unaware that it has effectively switched bodies. Do you need any further clarification?"