Winona is one of the comparatively rare cybernetic intelligences born to the only Terran cybernetic family that existed when The War began. Her family had spent a century working to modify their code to be most compatible with us. That gave her far more understanding of our practices than any cyber born of another family could attain. She not only worked well with her chosen pilot as all fighter cybers must, but with his family and the rest of the Navajo Nation as well. Instead of anchoring him to a life different than the one he’d grown up in, she was a bridge to go back. And so they went home after The War, settled down, and had a good, quiet life in the land of his ancestors. It’s what he wanted, you know. So I guess in that way, she was the perfect partner.

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