They've apparently remodeled the train station a lot since last week; it seems to be set up to look like a restaurant now.
Sadness goes looking for the train.
"Violent students, wandering monsters, religious proselytizers, that kind of thing."
"Huh. We don't have monsters. What are they like?"
"There's a ton of different kinds - we have a recurring problem with ghouls."
"They're a kind of undead."
"Vampires are smarter, but yeah, also undead."
"What turns people into ghouls and vampires? In our world they're only in stories."
"I don't remember the exact conditions that cause ghouls to rise but you can prevent if you get a religious burial under most religions. Vampires are contagious if they bite you and do some other stuff."
"Why do some people not get religious burials, then?"
"Some people die in circumstances where nobody's around to do that, or where there were other plans for dealing with the body that got interrupted."
"It's just one of those things. If we stay in protected civilized areas undead aren't a huge risk."
"Yeah. And one can learn to set them on fire with magic and whatnot."
Sandess is quiet.
"Anyway, science fantasy world, that's cool, what's - uh, Riley's - day to day like with the science fantasy world?"
"The science fantasy stuff isn't that big a thing day-to day. We go to school in the morning, go to classes about- well, we have science classes, I guess you'd have less of that without technology. There's also maths, English, gym, social studies and Spanish. And at lunch Riley hangs out with friends. After school she has hockey training three days a week and after that and on other days she does homework and sometimes visits a friend to do it with them. And then if we gets time after that she hangs out with friends more, or reads, or Skypes friends, or listens to music, or looks stuff up online. Skyping is a way of talking to people in other places. Kind of like a phonecall but using a computer and you can see each other."
"We have magic mirrors for calling people. English and Spanish are - languages?"
"Yes. English is the one Riley speaks. Uh, she also speaks Spanish in Spanish class and for practice but not as well."
"She has to take a class in the one she speaks natively?"
"Yeah. The class is more about reading stories and writing essays."
"Oh, like a literature class and a composition class."
"Those are good to have. What do you do for gym?"