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Jan 28, 2020 5:33 AM
Factor 5 Nova gets scooped by a slightly older mutant runaway
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"I don't- It's just...nice. To. Have something like this? At all? I didn't know-"

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"It- seems like there were a lot of things you should've had.  I-" She reaches out to offer Blaze another hug.  "I wanna make sure you get them now."

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Blaze steps into the hug. "You're--really good? I really appreciate all...all of this?"

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Hug hug hug. 

 

"I'm glad.  I- thank you.  I wanna say anyone would do the same, but- I guess not literally.  Anyone decent would want to, at least."

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"I- I think I want to believe that. But I- I'm not sure I met very many decent people."

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"Yeah.  'S been sounding like it."  Hug.  "'m gonna be less help with that than with, like, food and stuff, I don't know a ton of people in this city and I don't trust half the people I do know.  But they're out there, when you're ready to find them."

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Blaze gives a little shrug. "I- I'm okay here? It's...nice."

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"Okay.  'M glad."  Cassie reluctantly unhugs.  "...I'm gonna need to spend a while this afternoon working on designs, I might get pretty deep.  Are you okay on your own, or like, okay throwing something at me if something comes up you can't handle?"

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Blaze nods. "I- yes? I think so?"

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"Mmkay.  Guess we should probably get the dishes, then."

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"Ah- yes." Blaze realises she had got a little distracted from that, and goes to start washing them.

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Cassie shifts into her chair and joins Blaze to dry.  Partway through, the radio on the counter turns on again, playing a miscellaneous pop station.

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Blaze smiles at that, and it won't take them long between them to have the dishes done and dried.

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Then Cassie can make sure Blaze knows how to switch between Bill Nye and Wikipedia and how to use speech recognition to search, and then click over to her workshop to settle in tinkering with some valves.

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And Blaze will settle in to watching Bill Nye, and trying to do further research on topics with Wikipedia.

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Icebergs: full of really dramatic pictures!  States of matter: evidently written by someone with a PhD and no teaching experience, half these words are long and unfamiliar and blue.  Food webs: kind of vaguely phrased but can lead her down a long and fascinating ecology rabbit hole if she lets it.

(Eventually it will start to get dark out.)

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-She drags herself out of the ecology rabbit hole when she realises it's starting to get dark, and that Cassie hasn't eaten.

She considers her options, and repurposes the end of the pasta sauce, bulked up with some additional vegetables and broth, to make a fairly simple soup.

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Cassie doesn't seem to react when the television sounds change to cooking sounds, but as the soup heats up she eventually slows and looks up, putting the wire down and blinking.  "Oh, did you start food?  Is it dinnertime already?"

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"Past it, I think," Blaze comments, nodding to the darkened windows. "This is nearly ready though."

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"Smells good."  Cassie clicks over to wash her hands and sneak a look in the pot.  "Thanks for getting that going."

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"You're welcome."

It looks stewy, with thick chunks of vegetables.

"Did you get bread? It's good with bread to dip in it?"

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"Yeah, there's still the last of the old loaf and we've got a new one."  She clicks over and opens the fridge. "Want it toasted?"

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"Toasted if it's the old loaf please. And we should probably use that first." (Although she can think of two or three uses for stale bread.) "Unless...I could use the old for something else?"

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"Sure, if you want?  I was just figuring they'd both go to toast and sandwiches and whatever. "

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"Well. We have the ingredients for bread and butter pudding? I thought I could make one of those?"

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