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Oct 29, 2020 3:02 AM
leareth and belrun build foundation
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Leareth carries his own plate over, and then sits and leans on her. "I would really like a vacation, that is an excellent idea." 

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"I'm very clever."

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"You are! I am a lucky man, to have such a clever wife." 

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"Custom-soul-intensified for you. I have been imagining you as having a naturally spiky soul or something."

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"Spiky, huh. Am I a spiky person in general?"

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"Yes, I think so."

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"Then I suppose I am very fortunate to have someone whose spikes fit together with mine." He kisses her hair, and starts eating. :What sorts of things do you want to do on our vacation?: he adds in Mindspeech. 

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:Oh, second helpings of dessert and spending all morning in bed:

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:Oh, excellent. ...You know, I am not sure I have ever been this relaxed before. I suppose having my very own god centred right here makes me feel very safe: Yawn. :Unfortunately it seems that right now, being relaxed is mostly resulting in sleepiness: 

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:That's okay. We're going to spend all morning in bed, you see: She is less tired. When they have finished eating she will scoop him.

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Ooh, lovely! 

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Yes. And then as much sleep as they want. And spending all morning in bed.

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She has such a relaxed happy contented Leareth right now, and eventually he's even a less tired Leareth. 

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An excellent Leareth variety.

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His god can now talk to anyone in the north and this seems to be keeping Them amused, so Leareth and Belrun are undisturbed by a bored adolescent god unless they want to be. 

:...They said you spoke to Them about choosing a name: Leareth says at some point, while they're snuggling tangled up together, with the remains of breakfast-in-bed nearby. :Did you have any ideas?: 

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:Not on the level of word, just theme:

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Leareth looks thoughtful for a while. :Their theme in the Foresight metaphor, the city: which turns out to include many other kinds of detail if you go in closer or deeper, :is very much - things-built-by-people, for people, to make their lives better. I suppose the god Themself is a thing-built-by-people, and - one that gives us more options for future building and growth and flourishing. But I do not think 'City' seems right as a name, hmm... What are some things people build where the entire purpose is to enable more in the future? ...Schools, I suppose, but the god is not exactly here to teach us...: 

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:Plows... libraries... these are maybe a little too on the nose. More abstractly, bridges? Ladders? Trellises?:

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:Ooh, I like ladder or trellis. To climb higher, metaphorically speaking... I think 'Trellis' is more poetic. What do you think?: 

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:Yeah, it is:

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:Well, I will ask Them what they think: And he reaches out to the god; one of the things They're capable of now that they're bigger and a little older is group Mindspeech (or analogous to Mindspeech) links. 

:What would you think of 'Trellis' as a name? Belrun thought of some options and that one was my favourite: 

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Pause. Thinking. The god feels a little different now than before the final stage, but not in nearly as drastic a way as with the first set of growing-up changes; just bigger, mostly, and a bit less confused.

Belrun, what are the associations that 'Trellis' would bring to mind for you?

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:Growing plants? Like beans and grapes:

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Do you think it is a name that would give other humans an accurate perception of what I am like and what I am aiming for?

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:It might take some explaining but you will in general take some explaining:

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