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Jul 23, 2019 4:26 PM
Factor 5 Nova gets scooped by a slightly older mutant runaway
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Blaze is definitely happy to be heading back to Cassie's! A little more relaxed.

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A song with words comes on just as they're pulling into to the warehouse, and Cassie starts singing along softly.  Once Blaze opens her door, she'll hear the same song from outside as well- the clock radio in the kitchen, now tuned to the same station and turned up as high as its tiny speakers will go.

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Blaze smiles a little at that.

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"Right, if you can get the eggs and maybe the vegetables, we can use me as a cart for the rest of the stuff..." 

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Blaze nods, and grabs the relevant bags. "Uh- do you need help getting the bags?"

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Cassie has by this point gotten out of the van and is transferring back to the spider-chair.  "Uh- sure, if you can reach the ones in the back and scoot them forward as I get the ones in front?  Or, uh, the ones toward the front of the van, I mean, back as you're looking at it from the back door."  She heads around the van to the door in question and grabs the nearest bag.

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She nods. "I- understood." And she does that.

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The volume on the clock radio turns down as they approach the kitchen, so it's back to a reasonable level to talk over.  Cassie scoots up to the counter and starts unloading bags. 

"Oh, huh, would you look at that.  They gave me prenatal vitamins instead of the regular ones."  She sets the bottle in question down on the counter, suddenly very interested in neatly folding the empty bag.

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"-Ah." Blaze isn't sure what to do with that, puts one hand on her stomach.

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"Well, uh, no point in trying to return them... I'll just put them in this cupboard here, and you can have them if you want them." 

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Blaze presses her lips together. "I- um. You- You know-?" she tries, but can't seem to quite finish the sentence.

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"Um.  I kind of- guessed?  But I didn't want to straight up ask on account of being your employer, that's super illegal and also creepy.  But I wanted to make sure you had them if you did need them."

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"I- uh. Didn't. Know you needed. Vitamins?"

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"It's definitely possible to get all the nutrients you need from food, if you eat a varied enough diet?  But if you've got any, like, constraints on what you eat, you can be low on something without knowing it?  And that's not a super big deal usually but taking a pill is- easy for me, anyway, I know there's people who have trouble with them, they probably come in gummies-"  Cassie notices she's rambling and cuts herself off, winding a strand of hair around her fingers instead.

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"Oh- Ah- I-I- guess that- makes sense?" Pauses, quieter: "I can keep them?" her hand's resting on her stomach again.

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"Uh-huh, they're all yours.  And if you use them up I'll buy more.  Or if you don't use them up but you decide you'd rather have gummies or a different size or something."

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"I- thank you. For- for getting them. For me."

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"No problem."  Tiny smile.  "Sorry for being weird about it."

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"Ah- No. It's- Okay. I-" she shrugs a little. "I wouldn't have- said. Much. If you had asked. I don't think."

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Cassie nods.  "You've got every right not to, if you don't want me knowing it's none of my business.  I just- worried."

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It's...more complicated than that, but Blaze isn't sure how to explain. "I- can I- take one now?" she says, pointing towards the vitamins.

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"Yeah, sure- here, I can get you a glass of water."  Her chair stretches up so she can reach the cupboard with the mugs. 

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-Okay, she thinks the fraught conversation is over. She relaxes a little and steps in closer to Cassie again, without getting in her way.

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Yup, Cassie is content to put the rest of the groceries away in companionable silence.

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Companionable silence and grocery-putting-away it is then!

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