Jan 17, 2021 7:18 AM
smol bell in urtho's tower
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Skan puzzles over it very seriously! He finds it hard to wrap his head around but he's trying so hard. 

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Aza has known the alphabet for years and tries to be patient but that is hard.

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Skan gets some of his letters down, sort of, but it's hard going. Eventually he slumps down on the library floor. 

"Look, I know I am sstupid, I can ssee you are ssmarter, I am not blind. I am trying!" 

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"Maybe that's as many letters as you can learn in a day. We can try again tomorrow."

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Skan flops on the floor in despair about being so stupid! 

It's short-lived despair, though, in keeping with his attention span. Soon he hops up again and suggests they go look for enemies in the gardens. 

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"I don't want to find enemies! If we found any they'd attack us and if we didn't find any it would mean there weren't any there so why were we looking."

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"Because I want to fight enemies!" Bounce bounce bounce. 

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"Well I don't! I can't even run."

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"Awww." Skan is thinking that fine, it's probably rude to keep insisting when poor Azabel can't even run. "What do you wanna do then?" 

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"I wanna read more books! And explore more of the Tower, it's very big."

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"Oooh we should explore - I heard the Tower is the tallest building EVER, we could try to go to the very very top!" 

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"Oooh okay! Can you fly yet -"

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"A little!" He demonstrates for her, flapflapflap he can flutter up to the ceiling and make it halfway down the hall and then he glides awkwardly down and lands in a heap. 

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"Hmmm but you sure can't carry me. Do you have parents who could carry me all the way to the top -"

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"Can't we jusst go up the elevator?" 

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"I guess the first time we can go up the elevator but do you think they could carry me, it looks fun." She heads for the elevator.

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"Maybe, but they are very bussy. Being grownup sssounds very bad. Bussssy all the time." 

He follows her to the elevator. 

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"I like being busy! What do your parents do?" Into the elevator they go. How does this thing work.

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You have to say a word and then the magic activates and the platform starts going up!

"My parentss work with Urtho. I am not ssure what they do." 

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"Maybe he gets them to fly him around. That's what I'd do probably. I guess he can Gate but that doesn't look the same sort of fun."

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"When I'm bigger I could fly and carry you!"

They ride up and up and up. The elevator-platform passes by windows, sometimes, which show the ground further and further away. 

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"That would be so great!"

Up and up and up. "Ooooooh."

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The elevator won't take them all the way to the very top of the spire, which Skan is disappointed about, but it does bring them to a sort of glassed-in observation deck that runs in a circle all the way around the spire, three-quarters of the way to its peak. 

Skan skips and bounces around it, claws skittering on the marble floor. "Look! Itss sso high!" 

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"Wow, you can see for miles!!"

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"We could try to ssee if there are enemiess! Can you ssee any?" 

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