"Been a while, Luminite."
She winced. No matter how quietly she spoke, it seemed her voice echoed off the walls of the facility. Hands in her pockets, she stepped carefully into the room and mapped the corners out of habit.
"Is the new body still working out?"
The machine’s response was simple like always. But it was not predicted that the other would return. The time since they last spoke had been so long ago. It was like a recorded fragment, kept in the memory banks for another day to re-watch.
"The new body is always in sufficient condition for myself to use."
"I missed your company."