Jul 22, 2018 10:14 PM
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Deskyl and Daisy in Amenta
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DZ takes a picture. "So how've you been doing?"

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"We're good! We were an outworker family so we're retraining, we are just not gonna need that many undertakers. All sharing a farmy-gardeny-thing and Apef's building houses and I'm doing sex work. Shahn's learning Evaleen."

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"Sounds like you're doing really well! I'm trying to figure out what comes next, personally - I kind of want to stay, really."

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"Uh. Wow. Cleans aren't gonna love that."

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"Yeah, cleans can go rot, frankly. They aren't goona know, though, I can make it look like a navigation accident."

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"...navigation accidents look like something?"

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"Yeah. They can't track a stealthed ship, but regular ones leave a trail, I'd just make it look like I got too close to a planet or sun or something. They're losing a couple scouts a season that way, it won't look too suspicious if I'm trying a new route."

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"I dunno, it's the kinda thing that's nerve-wracking to do without being on the up and up even if they're probably not gonna notice."

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"Well, I don't think so, but then I've always been able to get away with more than you have. Like, you know I've still never taken one of those stupid five-hour showers? They can't imagine someone actually not caring, if they're not red, and since I kept up a pretense of going along with it, they just assumed I was following all the rules."

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"No I mean for us, having you here would be one of those things."

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"Yeah, that's the part I'm not sure about. I really don't think it's dangerous; they're not going to see 'flew into a rock' and think 'ah-ha, she must be with the reds'. But if it's going to stress everybody out, well."

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"They might land researchers or something here."

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"Wouldn't be a problem, I have like three different ways of dealing with that just off the top of my head even if they don't warn us."

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"...okay but is that dealing with it like getting into a fight or like not that."

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"I wasn't even counting getting into a fight. I have magic; I can literally just tell them they never saw me and they'll believe it. And that's if things go that wrong in the first place; really I'd notice them a couple miles off and just stay away from 'em, if I decided to stick around at all when the sensor array I'd set up noticed their ship coming in."

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"But they don't have to get near you to notice you're here if some one year old miles away mentions you."

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"Yeah, so I'd want to stay near enough by that I could get to 'em and do the mind trick if that happens. Not insurmountable."

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"...we're spread out over a ways already."

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"Not so far that I couldn't get someplace I needed to be, yet, but I suppose you're right. Maybe I could go live off in the woods someplace, not let the one-year-olds know I'm here at all."

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"...I mean, we can't exactly stop you from hiding on our planet but I think everyone would be more comfortable if you did it openly."

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"Cleans really aren't going to want someone who knows how to build a spaceship living here, I don't think that flies."

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"Then it doesn't fly. But we'll be anxious if we're hiding you."

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"Yeah." She sighs. "All right. I'll keep an eye on things; maybe I'll be able to come back someday."

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"That'd be neat."

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"Yeah."

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