Jun 23, 2021 7:47 PM
an otome heroine in a red district
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"Where are you supposed to be?"

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"That's one of the questions people say I'm joking when I answer it."

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"...look, how about I refer you to my organizer - are you from Tuviri somehow or something -"

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"Being referred to someone who organizes things sounds great. I don't know what Tuviri is to answer that question."

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"Uh-huh." She taps her pocket everything.

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Cool cool cool. 

While she waits, she instructs Solace-delta-prime to update Tanya and Elaine on the situation and collect an update in return. They've made a little progress on the glitched ship enchantments while she's been gone but it probably wouldn't be a lot even if it had been her doing it.

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"I... am watching kids right now so I can't conduct you there..."

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"I promise you that I am not the kind of crazy that cannot follow directions from point A to point B."

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"...okay. Go down the stairs and out the door onto to the pedestrian street, turn right, go into the apartment building with the potted tulips in the window, go in and it's the first apartment on your right."

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"Thanks!"

She waves and takes the directions precisely in an extremely un-crazy-person-like way. 

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Then she will successfully make it to a door with some woodburned writing on it that reads Organization Office.

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Pretty. 

She raps on the door. 

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"Come in," someone calls.

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She opens the door and comes in. 

"Hi. I am very, very lost, and there's some kind of cultural gap that means when I try to talk about it directly people think I'm joking or crazy, and finally I talked to someone indirectly enough that instead of just telling me I wasn't funny they directed me here."

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"I see. How did you get lost here?"

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"I had an accident with my spaceship. It was a little skipper, the nav went wonky and I had to make a random jump."

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"Okay. The reason people are thinking that sounds like you're crazy or joking is because reds do not have spaceships, and the people who have spaceships don't land them in red neighborhoods."

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"I don't know what 'red' means. When I say random I mean random, I literally do not know anything about this planet, let alone this neighborhood."

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"- okay, that's... worse," says the organizer. "So, uh, if you go across the street there's our doc-"

"Kashi!" exclaims somebody, bursting into the room. "Kashi, there's something weird wedged in the alley across from the north garage -"

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"Oh, yeah, that'd be the spaceship. Uh, it's not designed for atmo but it's structurally sound, it's not going to like collapse or anything. Sorry about that."

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"Did you take a picture," says Kashi, "of the weird something."

He took a picture of the weird something. She looks at it.

"Do you have cloud storage?" she asks.

"- yes," he says.

"Delete it."

"Uh-huh." He does.

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"Did I land in some politics or something?"

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"Ma'am, if you'd be so kind, it would be very good to know if we should expect anyone with - instruments of any kind - to have noticed your ship crashing."

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"Um...it's a skipper, it didn't traverse the intervening space, it teleported, nobody would've seen it. But if anyone had any kind of thaumo sensors pointed in this general direction we'd've lit them up like a fireworks display, there doesn't seem to be anything else in the area."

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"I really appreciate your willingness to explain, ma'am. Can you tell me what a thaumo sensor is?"

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