Apr 11, 2021 3:20 AM
The Dioscuri growing up
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"Crowded, I bet. There's so many people, I bet you could practically never be alone."

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"But you would never run out of things to do."

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"And we could go anywhere we wanted," he sighs wistfully. 

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Lesi pats his hair. Pat pat.

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"Do new things, meet new people, everything." Tepam says in a similar tone.

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"You guys know that we can't just... wander around, right?"

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"Come on, Aden, let us dream! Anyway, they can't watch us all the time," he adds more quietly, glancing over at the two chaperones in the front seats. 

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"He means we still can have some fun too."

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"Yeah! I wanna see more than just the places they're taking us to." 

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"Me too! They are not planning to take us everywhere."

The cars are parking at the hotel they are staying.

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Lesi looks a little conflicted, but doesn't voice any complaints before it's time to grab their things and head into the lobby, and from there up to their rooms. 

They've rented out a whole floor. It's a nice one, with interconnected rooms and a large common room in the middle. The adults have four rooms to share between the eight of them, while the 23 kids on the trip share the other eight. Mika and Lesi get assigned a room with Tani and Ovali, while Tepam is shuffled in with Seni, Karo, and Teo next door. The other triplet set get a room to themselves, and from there the rooms are filled with pairs of twins. 

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Mika runs out on the balcony as soon as he's dropped his bag on the bed, staring out at the city from the high vantage point with stars in his eyes. The hotel is close enough to the waterfront to have a view of the harbour and the ocean from this height, as well as the tall sparkling high-rises which litter the skyline of every Amentan city.

"Wow!" 

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Ovali follows him. "So tall! Tani, come look at this."

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Tani comes along. "Oh, cool." She says, looking more around than down, trying to identify things.

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"I really hope I get a flying power," he says, leaning half-way over the balcony railing. 

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Tani pushes back a bit by the waistband of his pants. "Ovali too."

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"I hope someone gets it as a crystal power, so everyone can fly," he adds, trying to wiggle out of Tani's grip, "Come on, I'm not gonna fall!" He tells her. 

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"Maybe, but still, we should get ready or we will be late for the tour."

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"Oh yeah," he lets go of the railing, letting her tug him back. 

Lesi meets them in the bedroom, and then they head out into the hall to meet with the others.

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They wait a bit in the hall and then the kids are herded towards the museum.

It's a very nice interactive museum, with displays that they can walk through and explore and learn about natural history, biology and the universe.

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Lesi finds a display with sensors which turn proximity to things into different pitches. She is quickly very focused on figuring out how to play it like an instrument so she can make music with it. 

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Mika is drawn to the storm simulator game, where you mess with environmental conditions to try to make the biggest holographic storm in the little bubble in the middle of the table. He pokes at the dials at his station, mouth twisting as he concentrates. 

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Seni watches what Mika is doing.

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