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Aug 05, 2020 9:11 PM
tiny leareth comes back and is very sad
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And Dara smiles brightly at her and heads out.

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Belrun writes the recommendation letter.

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Leareth remains asleep, looking very small in the bed. At one point he whimpers and stirs, and Belrun catches what is maybe a faint flicker of distress from him, though it's hard to tell for sure if it's coming via the former-lifebond. 

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...huh. She notes that down, tries not looking right at him.

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It seems to still be there, though very distant and sort of fading in and out. 

–and then Leareth startles awake and jerks into a sitting position, involuntarily making the bed shake a little and the curtains rustle. 

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"- are you okay?"

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It takes a while for his eyes to focus on her. "...Are we still in Haven?" 

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"Yes. Were you having a nightmare?"

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"I think so. There were - wyrsa..." He shakes his head, hugs himself a little. "I suspect that I always have nightmares about how I died most recently, for a time, even though it is not helpful at all." 

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"Nightmares usually aren't, I don't think anybody knows why they happen." Hug. "I think there was a twinge of it through the lifebond, which is encouraging."

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"Oh. That does seem good." He leans into the hug without speaking for a minute or two. "Did you keep notes on the conversation with the Heralds?" he says finally. "I did not and - I think my memory is not working well, right now, I do not like it." 

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"Yeah, I took notes, here -" She can show them, they're not processing-intensive. "Dara came by while you were asleep - Rolan's former human - she isn't in a rush about it but when you're feeling a little better she might want to work for you."

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"Oh. Interesting. You liked her, right? But she is also very young?" 

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"Right. She's fourteen."

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“You know, I am certain I have some system for hiring people but I do not have the faintest idea what it is currently. Fortunately I am sure it will be written down.”

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"Yeah, I told her it might be a while, she might go take in some Rethwellani education first, I wrote her a recommendation letter."

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“Thank you.” He tugs away from her, stretches. “How long was I asleep this time? Also, am I allowed to get out of bed?”

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"We haven't been brought dinner yet. I don't have instructions from the locals on you getting out of bed but I think it'll be okay, though I should walk with you in case."

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“All right. I am not sure why I am sleeping so much, this is rather ridiculous.” He swings his legs toward the side of the bed.

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She helps him up. "You're getting Healed a lot after an exhausting trip where you didn't sleep well."

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"I am sure I have been under those circumstances before and it still seems odd to sleep for an entire day. Though I suppose I have relatively little context on how anything works, right now, most of my memories are all smeared together. Do children need more sleep? That might be it."

He starts to stand up, and sits back down abruptly. "Should I stop?" he says, quite calmly. "I feel very dizzy." 

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"Uh - I don't know, I'm not a - I'll go get somebody." She pats his shoulder, steps out to see who's handy.

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"Something wrong?" 

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"He's been sleeping nearly all day. I got him to eat all the breakfast and lunch that was served to him but he tried to get up just now and came over all dizzy. I'm a good enough Healer not to accidentally kill people but I don't have much clinical experience, I'm a microbiologist, so I thought I'd ask if that seemed normal to you."

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"It seems unsurprising to me but I'd better come have a look, can't tell from that description whether it's worrying or not." She follows Belrun. 

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