Feb 27, 2021 8:43 PM
kyeo and carissa
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"That is what I mean."

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So Kyeo accompanies him to the dungeon.

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"Hey." She should maybe say his name but she's not quite sure she'll get the vowel right and maybe it'd be insulting to mispronounce it. 

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"Kyeo thought I should maybe explain - why we're trying to work something out so I can take you with me without marrying you."

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"I was confused about why you wanted that, yeah."

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"I, uh, I want to marry someone who likes me, and who wants to be married to me. It seems really petty to let you die because you don't like me, but, my preference, for a wife, is definitely someone who likes me. So if I can keep track of you and marry some other person who likes me, then you don't die and I get what I want here."

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"Kyeo said you were going to arrange to have your friends come by and say you hadn't touched me. Is that - the paladins insisting, or -"

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"I would hope they would insist but we haven't run this by them yet at all. But, uh, you don't have to be going for Good to think you shouldn't rape people."

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"But to - go out of your way to arrange inconveniencing other people to check and, what, report you if you did -"

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"....yes, that'd be the idea, that they'd take you away and report it."

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"I guess it seems like if you don't want to rape people no one's going to make you, and you don't gain anything additionally by arranging for people to report you if you do? And I don't see why you'd do that."

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"...sometimes people are doing their best, but they're not perfect, and sometimes their judgment might slip, and if they know there'll be consequences then that's much less likely, so they set up the consequences sober in order to protect against mistakes they might make when they're drunk except I am not exclusively talking about literal intoxication. And from the inside it feels really unlikely that my judgment would slip on this, actually, but in my reference class it often does, and people often end up justifying it to themselves, so I shouldn't assume that feeling from the inside like I wouldn't is very much information."

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"I think mostly people rape people because they want to not by mistake."

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"I, uh, no offense but I think your opinions about how people work are probably wrong most of the time."

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"I think that the way Osirians think about sex is kind of insane. But I'm - not complaining. If this is what you want. I - appreciate it."

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"Yeah. And this way you can keep working on whether you want to be Asmodean, right, and if you decide on something and we can let you go you're not stuck."

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"- yeah. Thank you."

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"We don't have it all worked out yet. But I'll see what I can do."

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(Kyeo is mostly daydreaming about Sarham again and not paying very much attention, but probably if anything he's supposed to chaperone about occurs it will be conspicuous.)

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Mahdi seems satisfied with this and is ready to head out.

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Kyeo follows him when the door opens, waving at Carissa.

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She is very confused but it - feels a little easier to breathe.

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At this happy news they can go run it by paladins, where are some authoritative-looking paladins?

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Isavel is in a meeting but can see them that evening.

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