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I inspect his somatic expressions, watching them betray his diminishing intelligence. The regression is unmistakeable.
And then it stops.
Reynolds is in equilibrium. I'm stunned. He was able to break the reinforcing loop. He has stopped the most sophisticated offensive I could mount.