Sep 20, 2020 1:25 AM
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She's going to wind up slipping anyway; she can't stand on buses. She grabs rather embarrassingly at his hand and nearly drops her cane.

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He's remarkably good at compensating for her inability to balance on her own, and the sword's flight is smooth. 

They break out of the trees, soon enough. A collection of white buildings on a mountaintop looms in the distance, approaching swiftly. 

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She'll appreciate the scenery when she's not standing on a flying sword any longer.

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He lands, stepping down and waiting until she's completely steady on her feet but not a moment longer before letting go of her hand. 

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She plants her cane and manages all right. "Thank you."

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"Mn." 

A pair of boys, early teens or still tweens, run up. One of them begins speaking, unintelligible but clearly asking about her. Lan Wangji responds calmly. The talkative one looks a little disappointed, and the other turns to bow to her. 

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She will make a sort of attempt at a bow.

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"Lan Jingyi," the first boy said, gesturing to himself. "Lan Sizhui," the other. 

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"Isabella Swan. .....Swan Isabella," she amends after a moment.

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Jingyi tries and fails to pronounce this. Sizhui says something mildly reproving to him. 

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Lan Wangji takes out his instrument again. 

(Is) (there) (anything) (you) (need)

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"I need food. Uh, more than a normal person but I don't know how much cultivators eat. I'm not picky or allergic."

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(Cultivators) (can) (do) (without) (entirely) (if) (strong) (enough) (but) (generally) (do) (not)

(How) (much) (more) (than) (normal)

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"Depends how much magic I do. Half again as much is a reasonable guess unless you happen to want me to do a lot of magic."

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Pause. 

(What) (can) (you) (do)

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"See the future, up to an hour out. I have an eidetic memory. I can usually talk to my twin brother telepathically but I think I'm too far away, I'm going to work on that so he knows I'm alive. My brain works better than a normal person's in a few hard to summarize ways."

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(See) (the) (future) (?)

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"Yes. I knew you were going to find me before you did it but you were quick enough that I didn't have a lot of time to do anything with the information. Uh, it works like - while I'm doing it, I 'remember' the next hour as it would go if I were not using precognition. I can plan to do things within the precognition and see what happens as a result but doing very complicated conditional plans takes longer uses of the magic. If, say, you were expecting some kind of emergency and wanted advance warning of exactly when, I could cover all day when I was awake with look-aheads, but I'd need to eat a whole lot."

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(That) (sounds) (useful) (if) (you) (are) (willing)

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"...are you in fact expecting emergencies on such a frequent basis that you want me precogging the entire time I'm awake?"

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(No)

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"Okay, good, that was concerning for a second. Anyway yeah precogging is useful and I'm happy to earn my keep with it for the foreseeable future."

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(Thank) (you) 

He confers briefly with Sizhui. 

(Lan) (Si) (zhui) (can) (show) (you) (to) (guest) (quarters)

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"Thank you." She follows Lan Sizhui.

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Lan Sizhui turns out to have his own, less elaborate version of the string instrument, albeit is a little clumsier with it than Lan Wangji. 

(Hello) 

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