Meta born to a cruel time, the strict society of the Aftermath. A world where the disabled are forbidden. A time, which the one Party government proclaims it cannot afford to waste on the weak. Where the Administrators rule all. Soon Meta will be tested. If she fails she be taken away to one of the Institutes for the 'impaired'. If she ends up in an institute she will be forced to wear the armband and color for her disability. After a chance meeting, she starts to change. For Meta, the digital world and the real world start to...mingle. Is she going mad or is she becoming a Cyb0rg? As her powers grow is she sinking into becoming a machine? Should she drag others down with her? What if her only tenuous thread back to humanity is to cling tightly to a paraplegic boy called Brooklyn? Will he let go? Why does he hold on? Meta will be the first of her kind, but what will she do, not to be the last? As Meta peels back her history she discovers the real tempest of her own existence. Soon hunted by the Administrators she has to flee. But who are the real shadow puppet masters? What do they want? Why do they feed the hate hysteria of the impaired? Why would they hunt for the last h@cker the daughter of root? This is a very dark, prequel to Cyborg's Pet. If you want to know how the AI revolt came about, it's here. This is also my most autobiographical book to date. Enjoy the vulnerability. New chapters every Thursday. Be ready for many distressing scenes and content. Adult themes. Including but not limited to adultery, predatory grooming, risk of rape, assault, beatings, references to suicide, references to sex and much more.