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Apr 19, 2019 11:16 AM
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Bina wobbles over to the tunnel entrance, digs around in the mud some - finds a brick - then "I'm going to uncover my hand, okay?"

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"You want me to close my eyes?"

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" - I don't know. I think it's a good idea to not look. But - you saw the shard, right? And you fell. I don't know what triggers - seeing the botfly. And I don't know if it might not be smarter to test under - the closest to controlled circumstances we can get."

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Jenn nods. "Alright. I'll- close my eyes if things seem wrong. I guess."

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"I can also cover it again pretty quick."

Slowly, she peals back the bandages.

...That's a lot of cracks.

They're everywhere.

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"-That doesn't. Look good."

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" - You see the cracks too?"

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"Not cracks no. But... Just. Not good."

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"What do you see instead?" Bina asks, staring.

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"...Wood. Rotten? Filled with... bugs."

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"That doesn't sound good..."

"Anyways, I'm not sure this is helping find the shard? I wonder if I can just take one of these..."

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"That doesn't seem- wait, I think I-" Jenn's voice gets a little quieter.

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Bina, because she's an idiot, pokes a crack.

With the glow hand.

And then she's a hundred years ago, in the factory, in front of two very surprised workers - 

She recoils, and she's back.

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"Found it," Jenn says, making her way towards Bina, holding the shard carefully in one hand, and juggling two long poles in the other.

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" - Did I just vanish?"

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"-I don't- think so? I was...a bit distracted though."

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"I poked the crack and was in the factory - I - don't know why - two people saw me how does that not change things - "

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"-Unless they decided they didn't see you? Maybe? Didn't want to seem crazy?"

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"...I guess."

"Or. If they died before anything changed."

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"Or that," Jenn agrees, almost blandly. "Here. Walking stick. Shard."

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"Yeah. Thanks." She takes them.

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"You good to go then?"

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"Yeah. Think so, at least."

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Jenn nods, looks around to orient herself, and off they go?

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Yup! Bina points it out - there's floodlights around the hole, now, which she doesn't remember from earlier. Though she does remember the gas masks and body bags.

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