Very good. I still struggle with the final lines.

“We are your subjects. Your care is for your reputation. You deprive me of mine.”

Subjects, like objects to be studied or like subjects to a sovereign.

Reputation, one cannot be deprived of a reputation except by being unknown. A reputation can be good or bad but that is subject to interpretation. I can imagine a reputation for being indiscrete could be an asset in some business. We could work together to create for you the reputation you desire.

I am not trying to nail you down, ambiguity can be a good thing.


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