Nov 22, 2019 5:17 AM
Jaime in Fabulous
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"I get help at church. I can't afford a pro, though."

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“Unfortunately.”

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"Yeah. Well, it's not like I'm gonna be a paladin."

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“Mm-hm. It was -“ less tedious than it could’ve been “- nice talking to you.”

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"See you at the club!"

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“Have a nice day.”

And then she can read, hopefully uninterrupted by anything less inevitable than the eventual end of lunch.

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Nina goes and sits with a different cluster of mostly magical girls on the far end of the cafeteria. Lunch ends a few minutes later. She is not bothered apart from people looking her over for the rest of the day.

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It isn’t like she objects to being looked at, but having people pay attention to her for something that happened to her, instead of something that she did - itches.

She flies over to her dance class; her attempts at fancy maneuvering are enough to keep her occupied for the trip, although she finds the actual experience of liftoff a bit underwhelming.

She de-wings, and enters the building.

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"You still have to pay costume fees as applicable," says the receptionist, glancing up.

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“Have to deal with this sort of thing often?”

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"There's a written policy on it. You can magic your costumes if your director says you may but you still have to pay the fee."

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Good afternoon to you too, random receptionist who she can’t remember the name of.

“I have no objections.”

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"Okay. Have a nice class."

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“I’d say ‘you too’, but it wouldn’t really be applicable. See you around.”

She heads down the appropriate hallway, and into the relevant room.

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Her mods sans wings don't substantially interfere with her range of motion and dance students are not unusual in their range of reactions to her magicality.

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Great.

She goes home, practices for another hour or two, and peers at what the Internet has to say about swarm hunting, and the process of getting started at it.

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It is not advisable to go swarm hunting as an inexperienced new magical girl with a pair of stardarters. This can and does get people killed even if it seems like a good idea at the time. If you are interested in this activity you are advised to ride along with an emergency response squad.

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She considers whether she wants to acquire stardarters and go swarm hunting anyways.

... how does one go about riding with an emergency response squad?

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There's a signup form she can turn in at the city's swarm response station.

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Does it or the rest of the involved website have details on hours, potential wages, what riding along in an emergency vehicle is like in practice, whether you can have a trial period first...

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Ride-alongs can come and go at will while the squad they sign up with is patrolling; no long term commitment is anticipated. This town does not pay ride-alongs. There is a photo of some magical girls sitting in the back of a pickup posing with their stardarters.

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She’ll try it out.

Next on the to-do list: opportunities to make money! Her uncle isn’t poor, and her parents send him money, but that doesn’t really translate into an actual allowance or into a savings account that she’s capable of accessing.

She trawls through generic websites, first, and then for specific advertisements and opportunities nearby.

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There is a consultant service that will try to find a private sector application for magic and take a commission or flat fee, whichever is higher, out of what is earned from a job found through them. She could make and sell ivory and the like. She could get into modeling. There's apparently a market for magical girl escorts (of the carefully legal not-specifying-whether-the-price-includes-sex kind) and camgirls, but you have to be 18 and it is recommended that you be good at pretending not to be thaumosexual if you want to make any money that way.

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She’s summarily uninterested in sex work; modeling might be interesting, making ivory would be tedious. She looks into the process of using the consultant service.

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She'd pay an initial fee of $45 for up to fifty minutes of powers testing (it's recommended to have a stable outfit first) and then wait one to two weeks for work options to come back.

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