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Unread 13th of February, 2004, 07:40
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She shrugs and then, realizing he isn't looking at her, speaks quietly.

"I have never been anything less. Freedom is a state of mind."

Prisoner though she was, Kataji never allowed that state to impinge on her sense of belief or alter her inner self. She embraces the physical world without reservation, her mind accepting it as a pond accepts a tossed stone. Surrounding it, subsuming it instead of letting it crush her. Or, at least, that was the ideal.

In truth, she wasn't that enlightened. Trying had to count for something, though, and hearing herself say the words strengthened her belief that they might one day be true. The stone of her captivity hadn't crushed her but it did leave a bruise when it hit her.