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Jun 16, 2019 7:00 PM
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She's on recess he said and this is about recess things(?)

Nod.

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He blurs away, there's a splash, and suddenly he's back with his arms full of pretty sea-shells. "Like em?"

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Nod, still looking down. "Thank you."

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"Ah, sure. I'll leave these on the sand for you?"

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Once they're out of earshot, he mutters. "So weird."

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"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."

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"Thank you."

 

If left alone they'll get less tense again, more so over time, Jany more than Xan but Xan also.

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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.)

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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.

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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.)

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The children meanwhile keep their distance a little. At some point, a boy who looks exactly Stan appears, and seems to be about to introduce himself before Stan pulls him back.

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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. 

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"...'m thirty," says Jany after a few hours.

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She looks around to see if there's water.

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"Looking for something?" the identical boy asks.

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She jumps/flinches a little, then looks down quickly. 

"Might we know if there's water?"

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"Sure, want me to get you some?"

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...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.

Nod nod.

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Blur. And now he's back with some bottles of ice-water.

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"Thank you."

They drink water. 

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If no one says or indicates they want otherwise they'll go back to what they were doing before.

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He lets them.

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"'m tired," she says after another while.

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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."

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