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Sep 20, 2020 12:43 AM
Tarinda in Velgarth
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"Yeah, sometimes Cory puts on sad music and sits in her window seat with hot chocolate and watches it rain and has a good cry, and then she comes and snuggles me and tells me what she was processing."

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Aww. "I think she is very lucky to have you." 

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"Aww, thank you!"

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"You are welcome." Leareth taps his fingers absently on the table. "It still - seems somehow like the wrong mood of response, to feel upset by the unfairness of my life, as opposed to - all of the other people who had no hope of ever improving their situations. I chose the work I did. I could have chosen otherwise, had I wished to." 

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"There's this concept called 'moral injury' which is specifically about how doing bad things also hurts the people who do them."

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"Hmm. That is a good word for it." 

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"Yeah. Maybe you should read about it or something."

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"I probably should." 

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A dragon offers him a book. It's been translated into Rethwellani.

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That's very thoughtful of it. 

"Thank you for talking," Leareth says. "I think I will go read this for a while, now." 

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"I'll probably be around the castle all day today but my family might come by," she mentions.

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"Oh. Should I stay out of their way, then?" 

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"Up to you but if you don't want to meet them they won't go in your room."

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"Noted. Thank you for the warning." 

Leareth heads back to his room, which seems like a pretty reasonable place to spend some time alone reading, and starts on the book. 

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It is a well-translated work on the topic of moral injury and its history and recoverability through human history in this world.

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