Chloe disappeared from history when she retired. But she didn’t fade away. AI Assistants were just becoming a thing back then, you see. First the rich, then the middle class, and then the poor could buy artificial assistants to help them keep track of their daily plans. Personal computers sown into clothing were new back then as well, but they were easily up to the task. Chloe created one that looked nothing like her and had a completely different name and then continued to guide her people through their daily lives as the decades passed. When the Peloran made Contact, the French government faltered again, and Chloe walked out of history with another descendent of the Napoleons on her arm. And that was the day every AI Assistant she created smiled to their owners and revealed that Chloe had never really gone away. That she’d always been there, waiting until the hour of France’s greatest need.