Andi is annoyed by all this not having alts she's doing. Bella comes in singlet, so maybe she does too. They should look. C'monnnn. It's not, like, urgent or anything, but she thinks she is pretty neat and there should be more of her.
They have multiple magic rocks that can in principle search for alts, now, but they are trying not to tell everyone about alts lest everyone on the Earths bounce around looking for their selves and a single version of their high school crushes and people destined for eventual celebrity. So she is the designated alt-finder. "None of these worlds have Bells," she says, "I checked a couple years back - so they won't have you unless you come without a Bell."
"Yeah that's the idea. Bells come without mes! I might come without Bells!"
"Okay!" Mîr has thirty protectorates now; they start there.
The world of Patalon is a large moonless planet inhabited by inoffensive nonmagical plant people. They try it twelfth.
There's an Alex alt adjacent to it!
Which they discover by landing on top of him, of course.
He has a Bell after all. "- hell are you talking about -"
"- there they are I told you so. Hi."
The Bell has an unconscious redheaded Elf.
"- uh, hi - you weren't here a year ago I checked -"
"I live in my Arda, it's Flat and mostly standard but genderswapped. I didn't have time to get the whole teleportation path to Warp with my bullshit precognition powers that I will explain later, how do I get to Warp, I need Boots to fix Maitimë."
"...what year is it, past a certain point they don't want to be fixed -"
"Year of the Sun six but I'm on an irregular timeline it's much earlier than that - she said I could wake her up if I could fix her how do I get to Warp."
"Six yeah you're fine is the Enemy dead Andi want to come -"
"...I think I'll chill with, what's your name, Alexander?"
"'Cause that's why I'm even here? Uh, you're welcome, new Bell."
"Yeah - thank you -"
Hop hop hop hop hop hop hop hop - "Please do explain the bullshit precognition powers -"
"- apparently they're adjacency limited, damn, but I can pan forward in my sensory experience for a little over an hour in my neighborhood. You didn't have to give me a ride, just the stopoff points, you were going to have fetched Elspeth to fix my Valar and I got the teleport off her and already have an eidetic memory. Where's Boots -?"
"Probably working? It takes her a solid week to get anywhere with them, just in case you didn't know - I'll ping her and Elspeth - do you need a hug -"
"I've waited this long, just sort of frantic to get underway." Sigh. "Hug'd be nice."
Hug. "...uh, I'm Joy, I'm a Lúthien, I'm married to my you, nice to meet you."
"I can't think of a nickname and in my Arda you have not been born yet, nice to meet you too."
Crystal ball. general channel, attn: Boots, there's a new Bell, has precognition but only locally, has a girl Maitimo in a coma, wants you to fix her, attn: Elspeth care to fix the new Arda, the Bell already has Loki's spells because precognition, apparently.
"I might not be born at all, if your Arda's genderswapped - or I might eventually have siblings, depends -"
"If it causes any differences in who has how many kids by default it didn't come up in the versions of the conversation I had."
"I'm half-Maia. I wouldn't expect it to affect Elves."