"It'd be more than a little hypocritical to get upset at someone for the circumstances of their birth," Emily says smoothly. Honestly, she doesn't really care what's in a person's pants; their heart and their head are much more important as far as determining whether she likes someone goes.

"I really do mean they're nothing special where I come from, though. I knew this one guy that could take a tank shell to the face and be fine. Oh sure, he'd get sent through the nearest wall, but he'd get up and wouldn't even be bruised."