Mar 26, 2019 5:07 AM
'Chelledad scoops a Percy
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Percy sometimes will comment on continuity errors and noting what the actors must be really be feeling at a given time.

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That definitely gets a positive response from Lan and 'Chelle.

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Aaren can be heard whistling as he fusses around in the kitchen - loading the dishwasher, putting things away (or getting them out? it isn't entirely clear).

Eventually, he reappears in the living room, flicking the lights out, and balancing a cake with lit candles on the other hand - it's nothing special, just a chocolate sponge, but Aaren's iced the words 'Welcome Home Percy' on the top of it.

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Percy basks at Aaren and then at the cake, before hugging him tight.

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Aaren hugs him back, tight and warm, cake left on the table for now.

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'Chelle and Lan join the hug as well, cuddling around Percy's sides and back.

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Delight!

After a moment of cuddling, Percy remembers the candles. He peeks out of the hug and blows. Then back at the hug.

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The hug continues for a while, until:

"We should eat the cake before it goes stale."

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"It came out the oven half an hour ago, Lan, there's no danger of that happening soon."

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"You might be willing to take that chance, but I'm not."

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Chuckle. "Okay, okay. Even if it doesn't go stale, lets be appreciative of dad's cooking."

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Aaren gives them a final squeeze before pulling BACK, and heading into the kitchen, returning a moment later with plates, and a knife that he offers to Percy.

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Percy cuts everyone pieces of cake. Proportionally sized to how much they want some.

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"Now that is helpful," 'Chelle says claiming her slice. "None of this having to try and quantify the amount you want."

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Snort. "I live to serve. Perfectly sized slices."

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"And we appreciate this skill!" Lan says, toasting Percy with his cake slice.

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Cake toast! Nom.

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Much nom! It is excellent cake!

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Most excellent cake.

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Aaren watches them all fondly, feeling almost complete contentment.

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Contentment is excellent.

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"We've got a couple of options for tomorrow," Aaren says once they're done. "I can get you transferred to your new school."

(That's met by a muted, theatrical groan from 'Chelle.)

"Or you can take the day, and I'll introduce you to Ange."

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"Somewhat, call it a hunch, I think meeting Ange is going to be the more interesting option."

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"Definitely!" Lan agrees. "Aunt Ange is awesome."

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"Ange's it is then. I'll let her know." There's a sense that he had already told Ange that this was the plan.

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