They are in the basement.
She's on recess he said and this is about recess things(?)
He blurs away, there's a splash, and suddenly he's back with his arms full of pretty sea-shells. "Like em?"
Nod, still looking down. "Thank you."
"Ah, sure. I'll leave these on the sand for you?"
Once they're out of earshot, he mutters. "So weird."
"I think they're sorta scared of us," Maurice's voice whispers in Stan's ear. "Maybe we should leave them alone until they want us."
If left alone they'll get less tense again, more so over time, Jany more than Xan but Xan also.
She doesn't know everything that's happening and something is probably bad, but they weren't mad and didn't hurt Jany yet, and they can be on recess a little. It's ok right now. (Can't have more ok than that, not much not really.)
Jany looks at shells and plays with shells and sorts shells, and tries exploring the water some more, and builds sand things and decorates them with shells, and makes up a song about ocean and sand, and hugs Xan.
She looks at Jany's shells, and helps her sort them, and follows her to the water when called and watches and tries a little, and looks at the sand things and listens to the song and hugs Jany. (She can't say 'it was hard and it's hard but you did so great and a lot' because that's not allowed, but she knows what she can say that's the closest to it.)
They notice this but don't react to it much - minders appear and disappear all the time, and you have to learn what the new ones are like when they start doing things.
"...'m thirty," says Jany after a few hours.
She looks around to see if there's water.
"Looking for something?" the identical boy asks.
She jumps/flinches a little, then looks down quickly.
"Might we know if there's water?"
"Sure, want me to get you some?"
...she isn't sure if she should say yes if he says it like that, but she isn't sure what else she should say.
Blur. And now he's back with some bottles of ice-water.
They drink water.
If no one says or indicates they want otherwise they'll go back to what they were doing before.
"'m tired," she says after another while.
A look to the count-as-humans. But resting on recess is allowed, usually, if they don't disobey about touch or anything like that.
"We can rest."