Mar 24, 2019 3:15 PM
Holmes and Watson in Kith
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And eventually they reach New Riverround, dock at a docking tower, and haul themselves out by handholds and down to where gravity begins to assert itself.

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They're both rather relieved to be on solid ground again.

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Miriqua finds them a hotel. "Do you need one bed or two?" she asks them.

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"Two. Definitely two." He looks rather taken aback.

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"- is something wrong?"

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"Where we're from it is not customary for any but married couples to share a bed."

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"I didn't have any way to know you're not married," Miriqua points out.

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"We're both men. Surely you can tell we're both men, I haven't had trouble distinguishing the men from the women here!"

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"...yes, and?"

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"...two beds in one room or two rooms?"

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"Two beds in one room is alright if it won't lead people to . . . make bizzare assumptions."

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"Assumptions that you're married?"

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"Or . . . or behaving scandalously."

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"Scandalously?" Miriqua says blankly.

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"In a society with no possibility of illegitimacy, they would never have invented the concept."

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"Never mind," says Watson, still looking distinctly uncomfortable.

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"...okay. So one room is all right?"

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She gets them one room with two beds, and gets herself the room across the hall.

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They've had a long day, arguably two long days. They pass out for several hours.

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Whenever they may choose to wake up, Miriqua's up in her room with the door open, consuming a book and a breakfast.

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"Good morning! If you will tell you us where obtained your food, our grasp of the vernacular should be sufficient to go find some of our own."

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"You can get it downstairs from the innkeeper!"

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