Just wanted to point out to anyone who enjoyed the two stories mentioned above that a third story in the series has been posted at my good friend dkfenger's page. (dkfenger.deviantart.com/) This is an official follow-up, too. Not just someone using the idea. So, head over if you enjoyed Lynda & Cyndi and check out what he's done with them.
Oh, and if you're not familiar with his own work, be sure to check that out, too. If you like my stuff, you'll love his. In my personal opinion, his "Trust Machines" series is the most original and most fun concept to come down the inanimate TF road in a very long time. Check 'em out.