May 26, 2022 11:21 AM
rabka in raveria
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"...E...seo? Corlar. Dosatu."

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"Okay, so you're from really far away, got it.  Uh, how did you get here?"

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"I jumped in a magic. Aiu thinks you don't have those here though."

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"It's apparently a sort of place where things that go into it become magic, basically at random.  That's why her hair's like that; it's not an artefact."

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"Oh cool - " starts Piae.

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She's interrupted by the return of Emira, who's wearing something across the bottom half of her face.  She pelts a smallish black fabric object at Aiu, tosses one to Piae, and sets one down on the stand next to where Rabka's sitting before circling back to her stool.

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"Oh," says Aiu, and after a pause covers his face too.

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"- what's going on?"

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"I didn't fully realize, because suddenly appearing in my grandfather's cloth shop isn't how most people end up here, but - anytime someone comes to this continent, they have to wear a mask for five days - "

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Emira holds her hand up with her thumb and index and middle fingers splayed.

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" - Three days?"

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Nod.

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"Is that just because masks in general have gotten better?"

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Nod nod.

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"Well, for three days, because different places have different diseases and otherwise a lot of people could get sick.  . . . I don't know what the policy is for babies."

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"Oh." She puts the mask on and looks dubiously at Cathei. "I don't think she's sick? I don't think I'm sick either though."

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"There's probably a reason the rule is for everyone even though most people aren't sick very often."

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Emira pulls a black piece of fabric with red lettering on it out of her pocket, stiffens it into a board with the same wrist flourish that Aiu did with his, looks it over, and hands it to him.

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He reads it.  "Huh.  I guess the arrivals outpost has baskets with netting available instead.  Since we've already been outside it's probably not - "

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Emira snaps her fingers, with her hand down at her side rather than in the direction of anything in particular.  Quinn re-enters the room and obligingly ducks down to have her ear whispered in, then strides outside.

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". . . Or Quinn could go get one."

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"I can't keep her in a basket for days! She needs to eat."

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"It's not for all the time!  Just when you're out and about and - " he consults the pattern Emira handed him, " - for a total of at least a third of the time over three days.  I assume they're higher-tier items than the masks since there doesn't need to be quite so as many of them and babies are so delicate and important."

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"I guess she can sleep in a magic basket."

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"Good."  He passes the pattern back to Emira, who de-boards and re-pockets it.  "Say, have either of you heard of someone not being able to use pockets?  Rabka can take the fabric out of them but it was always blank."

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