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Nov 28, 2020 12:37 AM
James is left for dead on a deserted island right before the Trojan War
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"What... other heroic ends are there?"

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"Uh..." She stops to think. "A physician, dying of the plague they'd been fighting after saving as many lives as possible. A, an old king, dying in his bed after a long life dedicated to his people, with an heir he taught ready and able to take up his mantle."

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"Those... would be honourable, yes," he agrees, after a pause. "And heroic. It is true."

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"You sound surprised!" she says, amused.

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"I had not really... thought... of it before."

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"Oh, I see." She beams, then gives a little self-satisfied hum.

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Zotikos laughs and pets her some more. "Everyone is important, is the point," he repeats.

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"Agreed! Which is why I poked at the gaps in your logic for you. You're welcome."

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"Thank you!"

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Snuggle!

 

"... Okay I do admittedly want to sing about you. Or possibly at you? But I don't actually think I should. ... Maybe a lullaby."

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"What would that... do?"

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“Make you sleepy. Eventually it’d put you to sleep. Though if you’re not already tired you can wake up pretty quickly, and it can screw up your sleep schedule. But if you have trouble falling asleep when you mean to, it’s lovely.”

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"Huh. That would be useful for soldiers."

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“Really? Oh, I suppose sleeping when you’re expecting a battle the next day is difficult.”

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"That is one case, yes. We want a lot of discipline with our sleep schedules all the time, though; a tired soldier is a liability."

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“Oh, that makes sense. Though I think continually being lulled to sleep by magic mind bending lullaby makes it harder to get used to falling asleep without, so I don’t think it’d be the sort of thing that would scale without loss.”

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"Could be good for the occasional major battle, then, when we get the jitters."

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"That'd be fine. Maybe for injured as well, while they're recovering?"

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"Yeah, good idea."

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She beams at him, gives him another nuzzle, and then hums thoughtfully.

"Honestly, I don't see why it couldn't do something to relieve pain in general. On principle, anyway, I don't know how I'd do that, but logically speaking if sleep and mind bending lust are both possible by song, the relief of pain or at least ability to, hm, not pay attention to it, seems quite possible. It seems like the same sort of imparting a state of mind on someone."

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"You going to run tests on songs or something?"

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"Well if they would not do horrible things to people, I would," she grumbles. "To a certain degree they do work on myself, there's an element of being able to tell what I'm doing, but. Yes I'm a little limited." Huff.

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"You could test them on me first."

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