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Feb 21, 2020 12:00 AM
Skye and RWW in Eos
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They kneel next to it and Skye attempts to lift up the loose floorboard. It's... weirdly hard to do.

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Rain tries to help.

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Yeah, that doesn't work either.

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Rain sits back on his heels and stares down at it puzzledly.

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Skye leans on him slightly, still needing to be touching him, but looks down at it too.

"It's not attached to anything. And you can see where it has been opened before. Quite a lot. It should just lift right up."

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"Maybe there's some kind of lock? But where would you unlock it --"

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She leans down slightly to get a closer look.

"There's no lock. Just... dust and wood stains?" She looks closer. "Something else?"

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Rain watches, keeping out of her way as best he can while still touching her.

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"It looks like blood. Just on this one spot.... a few different stains? From different times."

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"How would that work --"

Rain looks around for something to prick his finger with, to test it.

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She doesn't look away from the floor.

"Second drawer. And -- using blood to lock things... it might be a thing? Maybe. I've never heard of it outside scifi."

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"DNA test? Maybe if it seeps through the board to something --" He opens the drawer.

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There he finds scissors.

"I don't..." she carefully touches the floorboard and the old blood stains. "It's just wood. Blood could seep onto it, but -- the amount of blood here is very little. It wouldn't go far."

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"Some kind of pressure or moisture test? But I don't know if that would work either --"

He pricks his thumb, carefully, with the scissors, and lets a drop of blood fall onto the stains.

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Skye tries not to flinch, or clutch at him, and stares down at the blood. Watching and waiting.

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Rain notices, transfers the scissors to his other hand, and wraps his arm around her. "It's okay," he says, softly.

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It is. She can believe it. She can. He's fine.

She holds tight to his arm and continues to watch the blood.

"It might take a while?"

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Rain strokes her hair, and waits.

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...yeah. This seems important, but.

She turns away from it and tucks herself into Rain's embrace. Ducking her head beneath his chin and closing her eyes.

She trusts him. With everything.

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Rain cuddles her, and watches it for her.

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Time passes, Skye stays cuddled to him and nothing visibly happens with the blood or the floor.

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Eventually: "Maybe we should try lifting it again?"

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Skye looks over at the floor and nods. It doesn't look any different, but...

She sits up to do that.

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Rain helps.

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Aaaand they get nothing still. Skye stands and grabs a bunch of tissues and cleans up Rain's blood.

"I suppose I'm next..."

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