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Dec 11, 2019 5:28 PM
Erol struggles with the concept of being a person
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"Mind if I sit with you?" she asks slightly more softly.

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He shakes his head.

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She sits.

"Who did you hurt?"

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“...Probably everyone in Haven City. Less if you mean by my own hand.”

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She nods. She looks solemn and interested and somewhere in the last half minute she dropped the judgmental stare without any sudden obvious shift.

"How?"

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“I believed the lies the Baron fed me and did his dirty work thinking it was for the good of Haven City. I... tortured people because he told me to. Didn’t say anything that might have saved lives because I trusted that he was doing what I believed in. Got m—“

He shakes his head.

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"And he wasn't? What was he doing?"

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“Stroking his own ego at everyone else’s expense.”

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"How was it hurting everyone else?"

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He shrinks back suddenly. “...I don’t know how much Val wants me to say.”

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"Your choice, I think."

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“I don’t want to make choices anymore.”

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"Okay. Tell her everything."

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“He made a deal with the metal heads and it wasn’t keeping anyone safe. He had me torture people, a lot of people, almost all of them died. The rebels—I got my own family killed because I believed what he said about them. He’s the reason I raced at all so that’s probably hurt people too but I don’t know how yet. I haven’t unlearned everything he taught me yet, he’s been making me his tool since I was... fourteen.”

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"Will Ashelin be better?"

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“...I think so.”

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"Was he prolonging the war when we could have won it sooner?"

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“Yes.”

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"And you thought that was fine until Val taught you otherwise?"

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“...I didn’t think until I realized that if anything Val said was true, I’d been lied to. I didn’t question anything. I know.”

He bows his head almost as if he expects some sort of punishment.

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"Anything at all? If he told you two and two make four then the Baron was making deals with the metal heads?"

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He wraps his arms around himself and doesn’t say anything.

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She looks at Val.

Val shrugs. "Hey," he says. "Hey, my bird, I can't hold you so how about you hold me?"

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He sort of leans into Val but that’s it.

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About then Erol gets a call.

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