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Dec 16, 2018 12:08 PM
the continuing adventures of Darya in Shift
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"Are you two hurt?" Theocritus says while inspecting them.

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Avarice and Wrath shift, shielding the others as best they can from the salvo of arrows.

(Two people as shields for another four works surprisingly well.)

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-Pride is definitely having an interesting reaction to the injuries though. She's let out a half-bitten-off gasp, and wound the fingers of one hand into her hair, the other white-knuckled around her whip.

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"I- I don't think so. Maybe- maybe scrapes from when I fell, but- Thecia's fine."

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"Okay, you two are safe now."

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Cautiously, Zephyrinus approaches the group at the center of all this.

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He gets a variety of weapons aimed at him.

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"So talk."

Most of the Sins lower their weapons.

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Wrath does not.

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"If you allow me to be blunt. What happened here?"

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"You aren't the only one wondering that. One moment we were mid-transit, the next we were coming down a mile east of here. E, thank the gods, is a good enough pilot to not actually end that with us crashing."

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"Your airship crashed? How does that relate with people going mad?"

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"Oh, that's just what we do. And 'airship' is a little...euphemistic when you're talking about a spacecraft."

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And Pride is facepalming. "Av. Really? Must you?"

Pause. "He's not entirely wrong. We were...bored. And Wrath said repairing the Cardinal would take a time."

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"Bored, antsy. There's other words I could use."

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"And this always stops us being either."

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"Sounds like a terribly price.... I refuse to call it a solution. At least is it related to the metal things inside your heads?"

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"-And what would you know about that?"

(The rest of the Sins are tense now.)

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"We know your group got several metal things inside your bodies. They are not magical, but very active and apparently do several things, including things to your head. It's the primary reason why I didn't start this encounter with freezing you solid. Also one of you sleeps a lot."

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"Well. They've got Sloth's number."

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"-stuff to our heads? What kind of stuff?"

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"Emotional stuff. Some of the other people around were similarly affected."

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"-Oh. Shit. A control- of course they would design something to control us-"

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