Dec 15, 2018 5:37 PM
dragon may in dresdenverse
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"If there were any dragon societies I'd belong to a Canadian chapter." French.

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"Huh. I've only ever met a dragon once before and he wasn't very personable, so I'm not really up on the culture."

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"You've met one?"

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"Yeah, it was at a particularly unpleasant vampire party, which is saying something. He told me my life was as a flickering candle and punched me in the face with magic. Like I said, not a people person. People dragon."

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"Vampires??"

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"Red Court. They drink blood, turn into giant bat-monsters, generally unpleasant."

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"I would have told you that vampires were imaginary."

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"...and you would have considered yourself well-informed on the matter. Hmm. What magical creatures are you aware of?"

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"Dragons, griffins, sphinxes - extinct, I believe, but people say that about dragons too - nixies, bugbears, perytons, Nemean and Bohemian lions, white stags, harpies, gorgons - there's a lot, I have them written down but not on me and I'm invisible anyway."

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"...okay. As far as things on that list that exist, I'm aware of nixies. And you hadn't heard of the Nevernever. I'm beginning to think we have a more fundamental disconnect here than I thought. Are you sure you're from this universe?"

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"Less sure than I was five minutes ago!"

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"Okay. Um. This doesn't technically change the order of operations here, but it does make getting you back home much more difficult than it otherwise would be. And very, very dangerous."

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"Greaaaat."

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"I'm sorry. Obviously, I'll help out any way I can."

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"I appreciate that."

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"...what's your name? I just realized I never really asked."

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"And I'm Harry and this is Molly. I'm not going to say it's nice to meet you, because it's actually very unfortunate, but, um, greetings."

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"Greetings." She pokes her bullet wound. She mutters in French again. "I think it's down to a nasty scrape at this point."

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"Did you get the bullet itself out? Or did it go through?"

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"Went through. Or possibly fell out, lost enough momentum from hitting scales? I wasn't looking closely at a high framerate."

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"Fair enough. In that case we don't have to go to Butters, I'll trust your weird foreign magic... I'm drawing a blank on what we should actually do here."

"If you've mostly healed up and the bullet's not still in there I'm gonna drop the anesthetic effect," Molly says. "Should I keep the veil up too, or are you okay with being seen to exist yet?"

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"I've done my own invisibility since I didn't know how long yours would last, go ahead and drop yours."

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