Jul 04, 2020 6:08 PM
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Erie watches them for a moment, before clearing his throat slightly. "Pin?"

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"--Right. Star, do you have opinions on what I tell Pin, or have a message for her?" She looks up at Erie. "I -- I'm guessing you still don't want to tell her about you?"

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"Too much to explain," he says with a shrug. (Why he hadn't gone back, how he was still alive, all the crap that had happened in between.)

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"I don't- know. I-"

(It wasn't that he disliked Pin, it was that he didn't know (trust) her like he did Lee and Erie.)

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"It's okay, Star. I get it. -- I would just tell her that we got you and you're safe now? But only if that's okay with you."

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He nods slowly.

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"I should send her something as an update or she'll think something happened to me, but if you weren't okay with it it wouldn't have to mention you," she clarifies.

With that handled, she shifts a little against Erie, and squeezes his hand with her free one.

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"No. S'okay."

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He squeezes back.

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Lee looks between her occupied hands and the tablet, and then shrugs, as if to say 'eh, it can wait'.

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Erie makes an amused sound and loops his arm carefully around Lee's waist instead.

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She leans back, and smiles up at him.

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"We can accommodate you typing. It won't take long."

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"True.”

She reluctantly removes her hand from Erie's, pressing against him a little, takes the tablet, navigates, and types her message to Pin with one hand, leaving the other with Star.

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(Star is pretty obviously relieved that she does.)

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Erie just leans his head against hers.

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It takes her a bit to finish the message with one hand occupied, but it's worth it.

She sends it, and wraps her hand around Erie's again.

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He squeezes her hand, presses their heads briefly tighter together.

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She relaxes against him, and smiles.

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After a bit, Star speaks again. "Earlier? What- what was it? That upset you?"

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"Right. Yes." Lee rubs her face, and then immediately latched onto Erie again. She glances up at him: You want me to tell this?

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He nods, a little hesitant, but still resolved.

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She squeezes his hand. "So the -- first of all, he got away, he's away now, he's safe, he's here -- the reason we never found a body was -- some people were taking people they thought wouldn't be missed."

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He goes still. (The kind of still that is an attempt at control, at reminding himself that he's safe.)

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"Safe," Lee says, gently, reassuringly. "It's okay, we're safe, Erie's safe -- "

She continues in this vein for as long as he seems to need it.

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