It's not a robot, it's not a human... he's more! SHIMMER!
I've skimmed the Rebel's tale recently ... and noticed something. When I'd have read it as a teen or young twen I'd not fallen in love with the blond leader or the firehaired jester. Nor had identified with the badass chick or the cute Preserver girl.
I would have picked Shimmer to to fancy about. Even now he's likely to become my favorite of the quintett.
Easter EggQuest 2014 found
and - for Embala :) ... I'll go with everyone to the Easter Egg thread, tho! found by fae