AUBREY AND NEIN POST compiled from recent tweets and thoughts spawned from them
Chompers........... I decided it makes sense for Nein to have some teeth implants on top of everything else. idk if they're gonna stay gold I just wanted them to match her eyes here
I didn't plan on spending so much time on this but I wanted some nice art of Nein so :^)
She escaped the clutches of Legacy of Adam w/ Aubrey but turned herself back in to LoA and for her "loyalty" they... "rewarded" her. She was only twelve at the time and between the culture shock and being so young she couldn't handle trying to make it in normal society alone and LoA really doubled down on her once she was back in their hands, and used that to drill it into her that the outside world would only ever be hostile to her while they care for her and give her her true purpose in life. Despite their continued abusive practices they have her convinced she's their golden child, outfitted and trained to be better than any of their other operatives (spoiler: she's not and they have a bunch of others just like her), and she harbours a deep-seated hatred for Aubrey now as the one who orchestrated their initial escape, viewing her as having abandoned her to the streets.
(In the timeline where they reunite they work through it... a lot happens very fast and they have to make some very decisive life-or-death calls that leads to some rapid initial reconciliation. Things are still very rocky but there are some barriers that get broken down very quickly)