Aug 18, 2019 11:52 AM
A Luehmani and a Rianchimaru in Boyfriend Dungeon
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The lunch rush landed on the mall food court, filling it with people, shouts of 'Coffee for Tabitha! Tabitha?' and a severe lack of tables to be properly antisocial on.

Despite Louie best efforts to project an aura of 'go away', two office workers sat down at her table, cheerily chatting over their salads. They're frustratingly immune to glares from people wearing hi-vis over a stab vest. (And okay, they're totally allowed to sit at this table, it's not like she actually owns this table. But still. They didn't even ask.)

She does her best to ignore them. She just got off from A Shift-- the sort that makes you question how the general public has managed to keep themselves alive for so long, question what is up with the state of public education and water supplies that so many idiots are running around, along with the standard questioning your faith in humanity. Not to mention this is the first day of her new schedule, with all the fun sleep cycle fuckery that implies. While it is lunch time for normal, daywalking people, it's dinner for her, and she's been up far too long.

Short of it is: It's been a day where she deserves donuts with dangerous amounts of cinnamon for dinner. For lunch. (For dunch.)

 

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"Let's get the stuff dropped off, at least?"

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"That's sensible. Don't want to be carting this around."

She drives off.

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And while she drives Lianne will do a search for mentions of active dunjes - there's apps where you can pin if you think there's an open entrance, and then mark if you got the dunj. This city doesn't have too many, and the smaller dunjes are usually handled fast, but she's able to find one a short drive out that seems to have been found by a hiker.

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Remote's nice. (Remote means if they completely fuck up somehow, they're not too likely to endanger other people.)

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That's always a benefit, yeah.

Lianne explains some of their own abilities as a sword - with Marian they'd mostly done enhancement, a sort of thing that made wielding like using your own body. They're uncertain if that's their usual thing, though.

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Usual for them-as-a-sword, or swords-in-general?

Her stuff seems fairly lightning specific so far, but that could just be the random chance of what she's worked out so far.

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The syncing thing doesn't feel very inherently their personality? And for them as a sword.

Some weapons get very consistent themes across wielders, some don't - it seems like powers are kind of a compromise between some element of personality or fit.

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"So the syncing could have been as much Marian as you?"

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"Possibly. Or just a weird intersection of us both..."

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"Sounds complicated."

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"The whole field is. Marian was... Pretty enthused about it, I think I managed to get some of the geekery and a lot of the facts."

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"Could be useful. ...depending on how much of those facts are 'academic-y' and how much are practical."

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"Mostly academic, but I'm good at practicals."

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"That's good to hear."

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"Mhm. Do you want to practice together a bit before the dunj?"

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"Oh. Yeah. Right. Probably a good idea."

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"Might at least help us get used to each other."

Are they almost at the site?

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Pretty close. They've just driven into the entrance to the National Park the dunj is in.

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"Have any ideas for plans? I think trying to wield each other might be a good idea..."

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"Sounds reasonable."

She pulls over into a deserted gravel parking lot.

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They'll get out once the car comes to a stop. "Here look good for the basics?"

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"It's flat, it's empty. Seems good."

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"Right. You in the mood to play weapon or wielder first?"

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"I'll admit I've been a sword more often than I've held one, so maybe weapon?"

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"That works for me."

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