Don't ever annoy the Fifth Axis. They might throw you into the Glass Prison on Deirbhile and then throw away the key. Once you're inside, there's nowhere to hide. They can see your every movement. They control you. You're going to be watched for the rest of your life, wherever you go, whoever you are.
Even if you're a professor of archaeology.
Even if you're a friend of the famous Irving Braxiatel, and you've written several popular coffee-table books.
Even if you're pregnant.
Even if your baby's due any day now.
But, of course, they know all about your baby. And they're planning to take it away. That is, if the scary cultists you're locked up with don't get it first.
Originally published in December 2001.
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