Nov 18, 2019 1:50 AM
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"Mmm," says the Joker, mostly to Nathan.

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Stella makes a stocked bandolier for Golden and hands it over. No one else can see what's in her hand, but Golden takes it and puts it on.

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"Shall we?" sighs Golden, getting to her feet. "Stella, do you mind noting this in the Belltower?"

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"Have fun, guys," Alice says cheerfully to Nathan and the Joker. "Want me to spot you a couple useful things?"

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"What kind of useful things?" Nathan wants to know.

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"My healing power for him," he says with a gesture to the Joker, "and for you, the air filter I've got that makes it so I don't smell humans unless I want to."

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"Yes please," says Nathan at once.

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"...Wait a sec. Is he awake or dreaming?" Stella asks. "I have to go actually fetch him physically down from the asteroid if he didn't walk in here through a door to begin with, don't I?"

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"Yep," says the Joker. "Zzzz."

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Alice doesn't do anything visible, but Nathan gets his air filter.

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Stella goes back to the door and forces it, aiming for the house on the asteroid instead of just generally at the world.

She opens the door. [Gonna wake him up,] she broadcasts to the entire negotiation party, and then she leans out the door and expends the square.
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Nathan experimentally sniffs the air and grins, but doesn't do anything about it when his mate's right about to disappear anyway.

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The Joker, of course, takes the opportunity to plant another kiss on Nathan's cheek before he disappears.

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A square induces such disappearance. "C'mon," says Stella neutrally.

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He looks a little different when he appears in the doorway, wearing a lace-trimmed black nightgown instead of the nice shirt and pants, his hair better-washed and not quite so green. But his smile is the same.

If that's a comfort.
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It's not, but he's going to be Golden's problem, now. She holds the door, looking at the ceiling.

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"Sorry, hon," he says softly, and he comes through and heads straight for Nathan.

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Nathan catches him up in a hug and - relieved of the constant temptation to bite - kisses him. Still very carefully relative to how he'd kiss if he were kissing a vampire, but hard.

"Home we go," says Golden. "Thank you, Stella."
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"No problem," says Stella. "Best of luck."

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The Joker kisses back happily, in complete disregard of their audience.

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Nathan winds up carrying him to the door, which the four native Aurum residents all walk through.

Once the door is closed, Bella says: "I don't want to find out what happens if Addy gets her hands on a mint. I'm going to render it impossible, on her end, and I'd prefer if you didn't try to circumvent that, however sweetly she asks."
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"Sure," the Joker says agreeably.

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"Thank you." She expends a couple of coins on making her protections regarding Addy happen, then one more.

"Congratulations, you're a mint, and you've got the run of Aurum," Bella says, gesturing to indicate her world, "and a vampire irrevocably in love with you. Have fun with it. I'll probably want to pick up a batch of coins in the next week or so."

And she, followed by Elspeth and Jacob and joined by Edward and Renata, go down the corridor.
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He kisses Nathan again.

"Let's go make some coins," he suggests cheerfully.
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