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Feb 26, 2020 2:39 AM
the classic twin trope strikes again
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Kenta opens their bedroom door, bleary-eyed and sleep enough that it's touch rater than sound that makes him notice.

This is not his family's apartment.

This is not even remotely in the Red District, okay, that person over there has red hair... and that person over there has tentacles. And they don't seen to mind.

He retrieves Heri, which is pretty easy given that they pretty much only have room for their mattress in the floor.

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Heri, would rather have no woken up being dragged by the ankle. "What do you think youuuu-" the lass word is distorted as Heri' mouth gapes open. "Ken! What did you do?"

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Ken shrugs. "I don't know. This place just showed up."

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"Places don't just show up!"

Another patron shushes them.

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It seems like as soon as the door closes behind them it's opening again, and another boy crashes facefirst into Heri's back.

"-AaaI'msorry!" He stumbles away, head ducking down as he raises his hands. Then he stops, giving a doubletake, and stares at him.

"...Heri?"

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Heri takes a step back. "Yes? Do I know you?"

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He flinches, "Do you know me?" He takes a step forward, "You don't remember how I looked? I'm Tobir.

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Heri takes anotehr step back, then there is recognition and shock on his face. "Tobir... my brother Tobir? He is dead!"

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Kenta looks between them. "You look alike..."

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"We look alike 'cause we're twins!" He insists, voice high with the mixture of joy and outrage.

"Who told you that? Where did you go? Uncle said one of dad's other friends took you somewhere, but he didn't know where, and the friend got caught." And then executed as a scapegoat for their parents' murder.

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"My aunt... she told me... you three died, that if I told anyone I would die too," he starts tearing up. And that he was actually Red and was now going to live with Reds.

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He's not the only one who looks like they're about to start crying. "They... they did die. Mom and dad. But we didn't. They got us out safe. Why would she say that?" He sniffles, glancing between the two other boys. He steps closer again, hugging himself.

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Kenta really doesn't know the answer to that and just looks around nervously.

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"I don't know." Heri says his voice high-pitch and shaking.

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Will either of them stop Tobir from hugging him?

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No, but that will just cause Heri to burst into ugly crying.

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That's okay, Tobir was only a step away from that himself. Tobir doesn't have any plans that prevent him from spending the next forever clinging to Heri and sobbing messily. 

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That's sure an emotional reunion they are having, in the middle of a Bar.

Patrons range from looking sympathetic to enjoying their dinner with a show.

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Some of them are sympathetic enough to interfere, even. One of them approaches them, eyeing the hysterical twins with concern. "Do you three need help?" She asks Kenta. 

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A redhead teenager approaches the twins themselves. "Did something happen?"

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Kenta is not nearly tearing up but he is vey overwhelmed. "I don't know. Heri thought Tobir was dead."

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Tobir startles at the sound of the voice, lifting his head just enough to peer up at the boy who'd spoken. He nods at Kenta's summary, "Everything is terrible" he adds, tearfully.

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She glances over at the teen, and then around at all the other patrons. Back at the table she came from a tall, dark-haired man is watching with equal concern. He catches her attention and motions towards a doorway leading into another part of the bar, and she nods.

"There's a lot of people here, do you want to go somewhere quieter?" 

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Heri slowly nods. "Where?" Then he remembers. "Where are we?"

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"This is Milliways, it's a place between worlds. Sometimes, a door will lead here, instead of wherever it's supposed to lead. People from any time or place you can imagine end up here, and so long as you're in this place you can understand all of them. The door will take you back home, if you want to go, or if someone else opens it for you it will take you to their world. Once you close it, though, you can't get back until Milliways steals another door you're going through - and many people who find this place only ever find it once." 

As for where, "Bar over there," she motions towards the bar, "Is a person. She will sell you almost anything that isn't magic, a weapon, or a living creature, and she also rents out rooms. If you want somewhere private, my brother and I will get one for you. Or, if you don't want us to rent you a room, you could also go outside," she motions to another door. 

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Tobir slowly tenses as she explains, finally looking around the room he's found himself in. This... isn't a Red District, clearly. And he and his brother and... their cousin? They're all uncovered. The two older red-haired people are, too. 

...But no one is screaming or anything. No one looks angry. Do they not know what reds are? 

He looks between the girl and the older boy, "The other people aren't mad about us being here?" he asks, bewildered. 

(He hasn't loosened his grip on Heri any. Actually it might be tighter than before, given how tense he is.)

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