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This movie is a ride. Parafi doesn't know what to make of this - but it's a kid's movie right? It's going to have a happy ending.

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Well, there is quite a bit of shenanigans: The reveal that Ms. Honey is Warspears' niece. Maltadee exploring her new powers and making new friends. An elaborate musical number that has no bearing in the plot (but at least alligators are surprisingly cute). The discovery that Maltadee's powers are a new kind of magic because she is Just So Smart. Maltadee's family having problems with the interdimensional police.

But after all of that.

Yes, there is a happy ending and Maltadee gets to be adopted by Ms. Honey, and they live happily ever after.

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Definite relief and joy from Parafi at that ending!

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Roll credits.

"So did you guys enjoy it?" Teronmas asks the kids and Parafi.

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"It was really good," Parafi confirms.

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"I liked it!" One of the kids pipes up.

"The popcorn was really good."

"I am sure the studio is glad that you liked the popcorn," Teronmas comments. "I like it myself, but I think Nostalgia will favor the Earth version."

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"Nostalgia always leaves the old ones favoured," a female voice declares. "But this was utterly delightful."

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"Hey, I am definitely not complaining. I liked that the other kids had the chance to influence the plot. Also, hello."

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"Hello," she smiles warmly. "Inara Sauvesteri. Sorry to butt in like this."

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"Nori Lasir," says the popcorn kid, "you are forgiven."

"Teronmas Vaesteri," he says after giggling. "Witty commentary is always welcome."

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"I do try to be witty at all times."

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"-Really, Ina? I leave you alone for two seconds and you find someone to harass."

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"Hey, it is only harassment if it's unwelcome."

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"Hopefully that means you are not annoying anyone," Fenrad says turning away from his group of kids. He stops a kid from running away while still looking at them. "Hello, you said Sauvesteri? I think we met your parents."

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-That sure is a reaction. "Yeah, probably. I'm sure they mentioned how much of a disappointment their only daughter is."

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The other girl loops her arm around Inara's shoulder and hugs her.

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"I can't say I remember that."

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"Sorry about that. At least in my experience, that's a sign of people that are not afraid of being themselves. And as the movie just told us that's the most important thing to be."

Nori Lasir tentatively offers some popcorn to Inara. One of the other kids also raises a half-finished popcorn.

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That gets smile. "Well then. Thank you," she says to the children. "But I'm quite popcorned out. Oh, this is 'Chelle," she nudges her shoulder slightly more firmly into the other girl's.

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Popcorns are hastily retracted. "This is Fenrad and that other one is Feliaris. Yes, we are related. Ah, and this is Parafi." He points at Parafi.

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Parafi gives a slightly nervous wave.

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"You're the Vaesteri's grandsons right?"

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"The three and only."

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"-I feel like I vaguely know that name. Vaesteri... Vaesteri... Oh. My parents might have mentioned you? Maybe..."

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"Heh, very likely? We were all the hot gossip a few months ago."

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