Edie is not happy.
"Yes, I know he leaves when I tell him to, but he leaves in a sexually harassing way!"
"I guess that's not literally nothing. And yet, what a low bar."
"Makes me wonder if he's actually gotten complaints about subs spreading their legs too much."
"--Shit, I hope not."
"Seems like the kind of thing that'd happen."
"That'd explain a lot." Sigh. "Ugh. People. Why."
"Yeah, people are gross. Wanna sit with me?"
"I'd love to." She sits.
Yes! Best outcome!
"You overheard the telepathy bit?"
"Pretty great to be able to keep in touch that way."
"It is! I mean. She's also here, we're a bit of a statistical anomaly, but still. Telepathy!!! I'm so glad I'm a psion."
"Oh, seriously? That's cool."
He lets one foot drop off the bench.
"I'd be glad I was a psion, too, if I was one. Which I'm not."
"I'm sorry to hear that. My sister's a mage, too, but she likes it."
"Oh, nah, I'm glad I'm a mage. I'd just also be glad to be a psion."
"Sadly, it can only be one or the other."
"We should fix that someday."
"If that turns out to be possible I'd be thrilled. I've mostly been focusing on lower-hanging fruit, though."
“Hey, once I can do better than close up a cut I’ll be thrilled.”
"I'm sure you close up cuts very nicely. And open them very nicely too, for that matter."
He goes red.
"--Given what I was talking about when we met let me just assure you that if you want me to not flirt with you I will stop immediately and not resume until and unless you indicate explicitly that it is welcome."
He waves his hands wildly.
"No, nono, I like the flirting thing, pretty please continue with that."
"I'm sure you can ask more nicely than that."
He lowers his head.
"You lovely creature, coming in like that when you heard something unjust. It was beautiful. I think you deserve something nice for that, don't you?"