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Jan 22, 2019 12:04 PM
Meanwhile while Valan and Maki are fucking up...
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Nothing all that interesting happens overnight. The town doesn't open its gates for Teru or for the invaders.

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That’s. Fine. They’ll figure out that they’re not in any danger eventually. In the meantime, Nadi is going to try the woods again.

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Teru is there. She's not having a fun campout but it could be a lot worse.

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“Hey, are you okay?”

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She startles and turns around to face Nadi. "Did you ever find your herbs?"

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“Nothing useful I recognize yet.”

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"That must be unpleasant for you."

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“It’s inconvenient,” she acknowledges.

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"I appreciate that you didn't tell your soldiers to look for me around here."

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“I wouldn’t have anyway, but I didn’t expect you to still be out here.”

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"Did you expect me to get past the town wall or run away?"

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“Past the town wall.”

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“They’re not letting anyone in, huh? Listen, if you don’t want to be out in the woods until they do, you could come stay at our camp for a bit.”

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"...Okay." She hunches over. "I don't have much choice, I guess."

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“I’m sorry. I’d rather you were back in town, too.”

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Teru makes an affirmative sound instead of pointing out how unlikely that sounds.

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“Have you eaten since yesterday?”

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"Not really."

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“Should get some food in you, then. Come on.”

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"I guess." She probably can't convince them she's enthusiastic about Azan but she thinks they'll buy that she's given up on fighting them.

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Also she has so little idea what she’s doing that a medic can take her. She’s really not a threat.

The camp isn’t far. The soldiers greet Nadi and make polite noises at Teru as they enter.

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Teru hunches over and tries not to look like she's looking for all the exits from camp.

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“It’s okay, no one’s going to hurt you,” Nadi reassures her, or tries to.

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"Of course," she says dully.

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