Feb 20, 2020 12:23 AM
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He nods, and hums an affirmative.

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"Good," she says, and slowly lets herself relax.

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And Star, leaning into Lee, starts to drift off.

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Erie continues to watch them, still smiling.

(He should tell Lee that Wrath was still in the engine bay, but he doesn't want to disturb this, he can leave it for now.)

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Lee doesn't fall asleep again.

Eventually, she looks up at Erie. "I'll take watch?" she offers, softly.

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"I'm not particularly sleepy," he replies, "besides which, L's resting some, keeping an eye on things for em."

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"mm," she replies, leaning against him. "'kay."

She hadn't thought she could sleep, but the reassurance Erie will be watching helps her settle, and her exhaustion rapidly catches up with her.

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Okay. That's good. They both need more sleep.

He contacts Gluttony to thank her for the hot water bottles, and asking if she can also deliver more food supplies when she gets a moment. Then he settles into keeping an eye on the Cardinal's systems and path, and keeping watch - even if he doesn't really need to.

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Eventually, Lee wakes, snuggling into Erie as she does.

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"Hey," he murmurs, pressing a kiss to her hair.

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She smiles up at him. "Hi."

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"How're you feeling?"

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"Less tired. A little hungry. ...is something wrong?" she adds, peering at him a little.

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"Not wrong. We've got meal bars, and Gee's gonna get us something warm when we're all awake?"

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"Okay," she agrees, tucking against him.

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"Do you want a bar?"

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"Sure," she agrees, with a hint of a smile. "Star will probably be asleep for a while longer."

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"Yeah, hopefully."

Erie reaches into their stash and pulls a few bars out, offering them to Lee so she can pick which one she wants.

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She glances at them, makes a softly amused noise, and takes the nearest.

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He keeps one for himself, and tucks the others away for now.

He'll talk to Lee once she's eaten.

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She eats, leaning against him, balling up the wrapper and tossing it into the bin when she's done.

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"I do have something to tell you. But I promise it isn't bad, not really."

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"Okay," she says, watching his face closely.

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He's not really sure how to explain this, but...

"Just...remember that Star was safe. That you were safe. That I wouldn't put either of you in harms way."

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"I know you wouldn't," she says, softly, squeezing him. "What --" she falls silent.

"-- was -- someone there?" she says, after a few moments. "or...?"

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