He looked down at his robotic leg, the latest of his cybernetic enhancements. He willed the joints through their full range of motion. They felt good, responding in a timely fashion. There were no “pain” signals that would indicate a malfunction. It wasn’t nearly as strange as his first replacement had been.
Aside from the radical alternation to his natural capabilities, which took considerable getting used to, he had felt like he had lost some of his humanity, and that was unexpected.
What surprised him this time was how he hardly felt like he had lost any humanity at all.