Jul 18, 2018 10:21 AM
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an imrainai summons demon cam
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"Helping people's nice. Wish I were a lot better at it than I am." She nods at the pile of books. "Did you find anything interesting?"

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"Yes, you've got good taste! I've read some of them but not this one." He waggles the book he's holding.

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She blushes. "I'm glad you like them! Felt sort of dumb not tossing literally all available matter at the angel, but most of those were gifts."

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"There's a lot of Pluto nobody needs for anything, I don't see why you'd have to give up all your books. And now here I am, so you're vindicated."

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"We're very lucky you took the summons. I'll try not to let one success make me any more reckless."

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"I don't advise recklessness with bindings in general if you can avoid it but gags are often going to do more harm than good, for whatever that's worth."

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"I'll remember it! I, uh, probably will not be doing very much more summoning after all of this. Because it's dangerous. Though I guess it would be really nice if the people here could have a safer station and some extra equipment. I kind of want to just go back to Earth at this point, but it'd be good to improve the situation for Elysium first, now that I know someone who might be willing to do that. Only if it wouldn't be too much trouble for you, of course."

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"Yeah, sure. I'll be better at coming up with station specs for it once I'm not simultaneously making air, but I'd be happy to do that and have the engineering quals for it."

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"Gosh. That'd be really great, if you could do it. Later, of course. Um, I can come up with lots of book recs. I've read a lot of books."

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"Sounds good."

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There's a knock on the door. Kalia looks at the floor. "It's probably just my sister. Uh, I'm just gonna go talk to her outside for a second - I'm sorry to ask but it'd be helpful if you didn't say anything right now, just so she doesn't worry excessively - "

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He makes a zipping gesture at his mouth.

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"Thank you," she whispers earnestly, trying to make her gratitude as obvious as possible. There's another, more insistent knock on the door, and then Kalia gets up to open it.

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Azalea Teller is not the sort of person who waits for permission (or for anything, actually) to hug her sister, especially when she's worried. "Kalia, baby, I was looking for the thing, they said you'd summoned a demon?" She glances at Cam. "Well. You summoned a demon. Got one that's easy on the eyes, anyway. - I'm sorry, that's not helpful, is it."

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"It's really not," squeaks Kalia. "It's fine, though, nothing weird's happening, just can you please leave my room before I die of mortification?"

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Azalea glares suspiciously at Cam.

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Innocently making air and drinking coffee.

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She allows her sister to push her out of the room, and shuts the door behind them both. 

"Kalia, baby, are you OK?"

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"I'm fine. I'm totally fine. I was better before you showed up, though I suppose I appreciate the gesture in the abstract, though if you could never be this awkward again for the rest of my life then I would also super appreciate that. I will also be way better when you stop calling me 'baby'. Nothing bad is happening at all, I'm gonna give him a book recommendation for his trouble, which is really a beyond reasonable price for what could end up being several hours to a day or so of his time, so if you could just - not give him a hard time, and also, like, think, before you say any words, ever, that would be awesome."

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"....you're very stressed for someone who's giving away a book rec."

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She sighs heavily. "Azalea. I appreciate your concern. Nothing bad is happening, other than my imminent death of embarrassment. If it were, I wouldn't tell you right now because I really, really do not think that you would be particularly helpful. I would tell you afterward, though, so when I continue to insist that I gave him a book rec, you'll be able to be sure that that is in fact precisely what happened. Can you please leave me alone so that I can go dig my own grave and bury myself there for the next, like, six hours."

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"You're incredibly bad at being reassuring," says Azalea, before kissing her forehead. "Sorry for embarrassing you in front of your extra-dimensional visitor. My room's open for crying and hot chocolate, if you need those at any point in the near future."

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"I will try my best to accept this offer in the spirit with which it was intended."

Her sister leaves, and Kalia returns to the room Cam's in.

"She means well," says Kalia, very decisively.

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"Having little idea of what this led her to do besides hug you, I can't comment."

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"She's just, um, slightly confused about the terms of our agreement. I did tell her you wanted a book rec. I don't think she entirely believed me? She didn't freak out, she just seems - sad and not really sure what to do with that." She sighs. "I'll fix it later."

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