He clicked the buttons on the machine, cursing under his breath. Glancing to his left, he caught sight of a small girl staring up at him in awe. Maybe it was just her, or maybe it was the lights, but it seemed that she was looking at him like he was some sort of god. Hm. Perhaps he was.

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This is an odd sort of MattxNear. Near, sad as it seems, does look like a little girl when looked at with fresh eyes…