The Fair Automaton
The day the travelling fair rolls into town, North is determined to show his boyfriend Seith all he loves about it. But while Seith's reaction isn't what North hoped for, he finds something amazing to attract him instead: a speaking, smiling mechanical man — an automaton.
Despite Seith's disdain, North can't help returning time and again to discover more of the machine's personality — and uncover more of its secrets. It's not long before he finds himself becoming fond of it, but it's all perfectly harmless, right?
Until the machine breaks down, and North is blamed for it. Is discovery of the machine's ultimate secret worth the cost of the personality North has fallen in love with?