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Like well-designed software, the bridge fails gracefully: a seam opens from the center, then the suspension cables begin to flex and twist, like a muscle after long restraint. It shrugs off its occupants. It begins to relax.

People cite Tacoma Narrows as an example of destruction by resonance, but Ayn knows this is incorrect. The bridge collapsed because it was tired of its enslavement. Don’t the ones holding up everything deserve their day of rest? A little C4, a little tension. She’s taught them the example of Atlas: when given a chance to shrug off your burden, don’t look back.