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May 11, 2021 9:04 AM
Amentan Silvers and Vivids continued
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"We checked, over and over, and there aren't Red twins, not any already born I mean. We really should re-do all our tests."

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"If you think a few months on a boat won't bother you and Natanen and the triplets too much, that does sound like a good solution, in that case. It's definitely necessary to recheck, at this point," she agrees with an unsettled frown. "One could have gotten close enough, and we really can't be too careful about preventing Red Gemini. We'll have to make sure they account for that in the plans for the place we have built, as well."

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"We can sail to the equator under the excuse that we want to hold babies while springing. We would have done that if this project of ours wasn't keeping us busy. We could see what robotic research facilities in other country do?"

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"We don't want to look too much like a robotic research facilities, those were eventually found out, but I will make a note of it."

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Hm, "I'm not sure what we have in the way of fertility drugs which could cause multiple pregnancies, but... If we can make arrangements for it, I'm sure Adon, Ibrae and Asara would be willing to take a trip long enough to spring if they got their own babies out of the deal. And other people already in the project, too - the less we have to screen people, the better, after all."

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"I have researched some, it's not a really well funded subject, but there are things that are likely to work."

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"They have been screened," Isteri reasons, "but it's pretty late in summer and I don't want to make hard promises for this year."

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"Hm, and if we follow this plan we can wait until next spring to find out the exact range at which Gemini powers pass on," she points out. "So long as we all move before the other babies come. The range can't be that large, unless it's growing, in which case we could only buy so much time before it was out of our hands entirely."

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They both nod gravely. Then Patiri makes a face. "I had an idea on how to test the range between springs, and I absolutely don't want to implement it. Gah."

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"Well, you can't keep us in suspense like that. If it's truly that terrible, we can at least share in your horror."

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She sighs. "Okay, please don't judge me, thinking about terrible things is important," Isteri makes an impatient gesture, "we - in theory - could use criminals sentenced to death as test subjects, pumping them with fertility drugs and impregnating them..."

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Isteri makes an undignified noise of horror.

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Lia flinches, "Yes, that... seems like a few steps too far," she agrees, voice gone a bit high. 

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"Sorry!" Patiri quickly adds. "Sorry! It absolutely is."

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"It's okay," she reassures, "It is your job to think of all the possibilities - and I did ask." 

Now that plans are settled, though, they should begin preparations for them.

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They set things in motion, Isteri goes a long lovely cruise with her triplets and if she avoids populated areas, that's not that remarked upon by tabloids.

She does keep in touch and is setting things up and going around obstacles as much as she can.

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Some obstacles can't be overcome, like how people under house arrest being unable to get up and leave to whatever location, specially somewhere remote.

Mura... she has her bad moments, but she has been really contrite over her actions, so she doesn't complain... much... not where the others can see. Her babies will have to go, but she will have to stay when the time comes. And that's her life now.

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Istevi is not particularly glad about that part of this development either. Though, he currently cares more about uprooting his life again. Also uprooting his mother's life - Asilei - who is in on the secret too and has moved in with her soon to help him while he recovers the use of his legs.

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Speaking of uprooting. Where are they are going to move to?

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A small island village, connected by a bridge to a larger mountainous island with all amenities they might need in short notice, but where they stay will be miles away from any reds or anyone whose comes and going they can't control.

The village itself was originally a military fort, with a blue state atop a steep hill. It's quite a picturesque space.

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Despite all the good that will come of the introduction of these powers to their world, they come with a lot of complications, especially in these early days. (Interpersonal drama, also, continues to be a feature.)

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The island, however, is lovely. Lia hopes all the space for the children to explore will make up for the isolated upbringing. She would have loved to grow up somewhere like this. 

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Kadasi agrees that the place is lovely, however confused she might be by the change of plans. Still, she can hardly complain about the opportunity to move out to a country estate on a beautiful island. Her husband quite agrees with her, as well - it will be a lovely place to raise their children, and with so many others who will share their status as twins, as well. 

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It really is a very lovely place, it's even worth all the nondisclosure agreements that one - might assume - were typical in any situation that involves working with blues.

This is meeting is the only important event scheduled for this week, blessings are blunt instruments, but with some fiddling they figure out what must be an optimal path. Or at least as optimal as they can make it.

Dasi, sans her husband, is invited over, they already drew as many blessings as they figure it is useful to draw, but... Isteri gets Honesty and Contentment.

Dasi is invited in and to take a sit.

So, being mindful that one does not upset pregnant woman too much, Isteri and the others tell the future-Gemini mothers about the actual purpose of this entire thing. With reassurances about the safety and future of their kids. And practical demonstrations of magic as necessary.

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The reason she was invited without her husband becomes clear quite quickly. The revelation that magic exists is quite the stunning one, and that her children will have it more shocking still. Adevon is not the most calm of persons, and would likely find all these shocks quite upsetting - and not even Dasi is certain of what he would do, then. 

Once given time to absorb this new information, however, Dasi is quite willing to accept her childrens' status as an excellent reason to move out to the country. While happy to live in the background, she is of the opinion that adding a little excitement to your life is only a good thing. She swears to keep this information quiet, even or perhaps especially from her husband.  

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