Another short novella—this story is shorter than "The Scientific Method" as it contains less of the techno-babble that the previous story required. This story continues where the first one left off, from the 'teaser' chapter at the end. If you haven't read "The Scientific Method", I recommend it, but it is not necessarily required.
"The Scientific Method" was rather 'mind-control lite', but this story uses it more heavily. However, this story still contains a fairly romantic theme throughout. As many of my readers know, my wife and I tend to write/edit together, and while the first story was more of my own creation with just some suggestions from her, this one is more her brainchild—so you'll be able to see just how twisted my wife's mind is, especially in comparison to my own.
The first chapter of this story is nearly exactly the way it appears at the end of "The Scientific Method." So you do not need to re-read it for any changes. The only difference is it ends with a period (.) instead of an ellipse (... ). Enjoy, and please vote and comment :D