@the_matriarch: She knew it would be a touchy subject before she asked but it was surprising just how much Zedora stumbled when deviance was brought up. Understandable. She nodded. After all, an operation like that couldn't have sprung up overnight. Years—decades, even, of hard work probably went into it, and from the sounds of it H.I.V.E. was banking the future of the company on this ambitious—albeit risky—venture.
Deviance. Antonia was obsessed with the idea. Not just technologically but with biological organisms as well. Much of Nastya's own early conditioning was conceived for awareness of and ability to combat certain ideas which were like viruses themselves.
"I understand," she said, hoping to put Zedora at ease. "I'm not looking to identify a fatal flaw or anything. There's just a...an unrelated but similar matter that we've had to deal with recently and I suppose I'm looking to learn a bit about how to handle them. So what do you do, once you catch them? How do you 'deal with them?'"