Oct 23, 2019 6:59 PM
smol Anise starscapes and runs away
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She never expected magic. 

She knows mostly how it works; her mother's cousin and her husband are awful but they still send her off to school and occasionally she can get away with sneaking off to the library. So when her environment is replaced with stars, she has a pretty good idea of what happened. 

She doesn't do anything with it immediately. Her mother's cousin is right there yelling at her, that wouldn't end well. So she takes it stoically until the woman dismisses her to go do chores, and she sneaks upstairs, skipping the squeaky step, and waits until the sound of footsteps suggest that the grown-ups are in the back half of the house and opens the big window in the front hall and goes back to the starscape and puts on a pair of swan's wings and flies away. 

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She keeps flying for a long, long time, as high and as far as she can make it, before exhaustion overcomes fear and she glides down to roof level and lands on a roof. She curls up there. There is music inside; she can hear it when she presses her ear against the roof. Stomach growling, she curls up and wraps her wings around herself and goes to sleep. 

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In her sleep, a tiny winged unicorn lands on the roof next to her, trots up to her, and insinuates itself under her left wing.

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She flinches slightly at the first touch but when it fails to be followed with pain she snuggles up in her sleep.

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Then she will wake up with a winged unicorn cryptid snuggling her.

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A winged unicorn gosh. 

She does not super understand cryptids as a thing so she's just going to take winged unicorn at face value. Wow!!! She knew life was going to be better once she got away but she didn't realize it was going to be winged unicorn better right away.

She pets the winged unicorn. 

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"Brrt," says the winged unicorn, waking up, blinking sleepily with long-lashed eyes.

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It's so pretty!!!

Pet pet pet?

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"Brrrrrrt." It lays its head on her lap.

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!!!

She pets the winged unicorn's head while trying to figure out what the heck to do about food. She's pretty hungry, and she's not too tired to notice anymore. But it's still less urgent than petting this winged unicorn.

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It is very content to be petted for a very long time.

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This is the happiest she has been in over two years and she is not going to voluntarily walk away from it. 

Eventually she does get hungry enough to figure out that she can make strawberries grow out of her arm, though, so that's nice.

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The unicorn eats one, leaves and some of the stem and all.

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ee

She makes more strawberries. 

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The unicorn eats them occasionally but most of them can be hers.

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This is the BEST THING EVER.

Eventually she fills up on delicious strawberries. She leaves the plant bits there so the unicorn can keep eating if it wants to, and keeps petting it, and leans against the roof and considers herself. She's kind of a mess and she hasn't changed her clothes at all. She's a magical girl, now, so she should have a pretty dress. So she starscapes, and then she has a pretty dress, purple and knee-length and with butterflies and flowers embroidered on the skirt in gold, and a purple star on her cheek. 

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The unicorn nibbles delicately on the strawberry stems, and then touches its nose to the star on her cheek.

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Eeee!

She kisses the unicorn on the nose. 

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"Brrt." Head in lap.

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She sighs happily and pets the unicorn some more. Eventually she gets hungry again and makes more strawberries. 

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The unicorn gets up and trots off to the edge of the roof, then spreads its wings and glides to the ground.

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Oh! Okay. She gets up and follows it. 

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It goes in through a cat door in the side entrance of the building. The door says Please use front entrance in pretty cursive script.

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She can't actually read cursive yet. She crawls in through the cat door.

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It's a tight fit, but the unicorn is a little bigger than a cat and the door is sized for her, so she can manage it even with the wings.

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--It occurs to her belatedly that buildings often contain grownups. She looks around worriedly. 

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