"Hit him," Armand said.
"I'm not going to hit him." Cathy rolled her eyes and looked back at her drink.
"C'mon, he deserves it!" The man who'd offered her a drink backed off, silently disappearing into the late-night/early-morning crowd.
"You always want me to hit them. It scares them off. I mean, I didn't want to keep him around, but it's not normal."
"Normal is as normal does."
"That doesn't even make sense."
"You never let me have any fun," Armand said. As he spoke, one of their neighbors at the bar looked down at Cathy's arm, flesh-toned but obviously a replacement, and speaking through a grille where the deltoid would be. "We're at a bar, and you won't even let me run my intox app."
"Are you surprised I don't want my arm flailing about like a drunk?"
The arm signed. "Do you regret getting a prosthesis?"
Cathy shrugged, which meant Armand shrugged, too. "I regret needing one, sure. Would life be less complicated if we could train good prostheses without that deep neural stuff that results in conscious AI? Sure. How about you?"
"Do you ever regret choosing a stupid-ass joke name?" Cathy smirked.