Jan 18, 2019 9:10 PM
Deskyl and Daisy in Worm
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"- that's not a word I'm familiar with - telekinesis?"

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She nods. "Telekinesis and." Subject change: "I learning... learns? English?"

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"I'm learning English," he automatically corrects. "How did you appear here?"

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"Sith power."

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"Oh, there are more?" He doesn't move his lips but his eyes do and they track something on his helmet that sends pre-made messages somewhere: "Potential threat level nearing threshold for next level."

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(Deskyl's head is ducked again as she signs; her amused grin will probably go unnoticed.)

"More, yes. I'm more learning English?"

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"- oh, do you mean you don't have the vocabulary?"

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Bingo! "Yes."

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"What will help you get more? Just conversation or something else?"

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"Conversation and something else. Something else more."

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"Do you have any vocabulary to try to point at the something else?"

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"Language but not speaking."

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"Writing? Listening? Music? Books? Reading in general?"

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"Books and reading, yes."

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"Is there a specific type of book you need or will anything do? And how will you turn reading into spoken comprehension?"

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"Anything. I analysis."

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"Analyse," he corrects. "We could find you books in the Protectorate Headquarters."

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This gets another longer round of signing, and then the pair stands. "Yes."

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"Can you walk? It's over there," he says, pointing at the building, visible by its forcefield in the distance.

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Deskyl doesn't sign, this time, but they set off toward the indicated building.

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On they go! People look and take pictures.

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She doesn't startle, this time, but she still glares at the flashes.

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The headquarters is some ten minutes' walk away.

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Not long enough for her to get too annoyed.

She rubbernecks some at the Headquarters' architecture - it's pretty, and gives her at least a little better idea of what these people are capable of - but doesn't dawdle. (The robot continues to stay very close to her.)

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And while walking Armsmaster has relayed everything nonobvious from the recorded conversation to someone else. By the time they arrive there are some armed people - from their thoughts, Deskyl can probably gather that they're not going to use lethal weaponry unless strictly necessary, and they have other means they believe capable of subduing her - standing near the various doors and on the way.

The entrance hall is mostly empty, at this time, with only a few casual locals looking at the small museum-like atrium or browsing wares in a little shop on the ground level. Armsmaster leads Deskyl and DZ straight past these people towards a glass elevator.

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