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Jul 04, 2020 12:08 PM
leareth and maitimo 5 years after the events of no promise
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This is the point at which Melody catches up and pulls Jisa into a very uncharacteristic-for-her hug. "Gods, girl, you've grown! I can't believe it. Graduated and everything?" 

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"Finally! Terrill said he has to talk to you when you visit because this whole doing curriculum design by letters is not very efficient and–" she leans in closer and lowers her voice, "–honestly I did a lot of it anyway. But I promise I didn't make it too easy or anything, that'd be no fun." 

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"We've kept you away for far too long, Melody -"

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"You know I haven't minded. Honestly I may come back at some point. But I confess I am greatly looking forward to seeing home again." 

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"I put together some things for you to remember us by." And he hands over a sheaf of letters and a package.

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"How kind of you. ...I'd better not actually go yet, Jisa and I need to discuss." 

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"Just let me know when you actually want to leave so I can activate the Gate back for you," Vanyel says, "we haven't gotten that one so a non-mage can use it although the one to Vinyamar can be controlled with osanwë." He glances at Leareth and Maitimo, then back at Stef. :Maitimo, shall we?: 

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Jisa bounces along after Melody, who is looking fondly at her package without opening it. 

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Yes. He actually asked, this afternoon. And he's ready for Melody to take the blocks off. 

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:That's good timing. I suppose he knew when I planned to be back: 

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Probably. He also got through Urtho's notes.

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Vanyel nods, keeps walking. A few moments later he pulls Leareth into the Mindspeech link as well. :You're still doing the thing where you go all quiet anytime there are people you haven't met: 

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:I prefer to have a moment to orient, is all: Leareth glances over with a quick reassuring smile. :I am not anxious about their arrival, if that is what you are concerned about. I am...a little nervous about Melody departing but I think it will be fine. As long as she gets around to my Gifts first: 

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:It's not like she's going to just forget!:

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And in the worst case, if an emergency happens we can go get Melody. We will have to bring her some fancy tea and lots of apologies but I have no doubt she'll help.

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:Thank you for being the keeper of the contingency plans, as usual: 

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There are several people preparing tonight in case you do something confusing and explody! He sounds utterly unworried. 

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:Excellent, that is very reassuring: 

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And they can step into Leareth's room and he can activate his amulet. Probably the mages are also doing privacy precautions but it's nice to have one that's under his own control.

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Leareth's room is honestly pretty well shielded to begin with, it doesn't need it so badly now that he no longer has a tendency to project nightmares at anyone nearby but he prefers it that way, which is very understandable. Vanyel adds a sound-barrier anyway. 

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Stef tucks his legs under him and waits, paying a lot of attention to Leareth without making it that apparent. He's so curious what his reaction is going to be. 

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"During the war Vanyel Gated back to Velgarth to take the weapon from Urtho's Tower we'd determined we could safely and successfully use. When he did -" he looks to Van, he can bounce the sensory impression to Leareth if Van sends it to him.

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Vanyel can - he could also share it directly but osanwë is kind of just better than Thoughtsensing in both directions, when it comes to neatly sharing just a sense-memory without needing to go far enough into rapport to leak a lot of other things. 

- something slithers along the Gate, maybe, not destructively, not interacting with it, just there - 

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He bounces this to Leareth. "We don't know if anything got through, or - observed enough to do their own Gate later. We launched the attack the minute Vanyel got back."

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"This most recent trip back, and several of the ones before it, were mainly to - try to scope out any effects of something that may have gotten through, then or later. I didn't find anything." He grimaces. "Yet. I don't think it's at all conclusive evidence of nothing being there." 

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