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Aug 21, 2019 3:16 AM
Elsewhere Nova arrives at a different kind of temple
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"Goodness, I'm surprised my parents weren't busy proclaiming their delight that I wasn't the subject of the gossip for once..."

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"They were," 'Chelle sounds amused. "You were ignoring them."

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"Which I am sure was a good life decision." Teronmas says, sounds sincere under the joking tone.

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"You aren't wrong. I often find that listening to my parents is a dreadful idea."

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One of the other child-minders butts in. "Hey, the credits is over and we should clear out. Hey, aren't you are Sauvesteri?"

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"I tend to go by 'Inara'."

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The child-minder nods.

"I am not finished with my popcorn." Nori protests.

"You can take that with you," Teronmas explains, "but maybe we should at least move to the lobby."

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"We should let the staff get one with cleaning," 'Chelle agrees, starting to steer Inara.

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They start walking out. "So, have you ever watched the original version?"

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"Dad had a habit of getting me to watch every movie that had anything about adoption in it."

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"And of course 'Chelle then had me watch her favourites."

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"Well, that's the true meaning of friendship."

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"Sharing the stuff you like with the other," another triplet butts in. "Also, hello."

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"Also midnight raids to the kitchen to acquire snacks without Dad noticing."

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"He always noticed."

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"Parental extra sensory powers."

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Parafi startles a little, looking concerned.

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"It's not like he cared," 'Chelle says with a grin. (...Did her hair colour just change?)

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"You hair just changed!" Says a girl that was being lead by Feliaris.

"Ooh, nice trick." Teronmas compliments, then to Parafi. "She didn't sound like it was a big deal."

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"I'm fond of it," 'Chelle comments lightly. "He's right," she adds to Parafi. "Dad has an open kitchen policy. If it doesn't have a note on it, it's fair game."

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"Which is good, because I swear his cooking is addictive."

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It's hard to tell if Parafi believes that, but he nods, at least somewhat reassured.

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By this point they are starting to make a headcount. There are not a lot of people in the lobby, so the task isn't all that complicated.

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"Can we try it sometime?" Asks a child.

"I don't think her dad is a professional cook."

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Parafi is very aware of the guy watching the triplets, but tries to shrug it off.

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