Jun 23, 2021 8:14 PM
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Who says something back.

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She stands up off the guardrail, going to stand by her teacher on the other side of the road, closer to the two, and then wonders if she has anything that'll make communicating easier. Charades aren't actually that universal...

Oh. Duh. She has her pack. She slings it off her back and goes digging through it for her datapad, the nice one that can do images and drawings, producing the pad rather quickly with an "Aha!" then showing the screen to the two women and turning it on. The lock screen is just a picture of Jakku from space - she's probably the only person in existence fond of the planet - with the time according to their area's standard along the top. "'Guess the picture' is so much easier than charades."

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The inorganic adult blinks at the planet.

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The kid slides down from her back to approach the screen; she comments on it. She clearly doesn't recognize it though.

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She can unlock it without turning the screen away from the other girl, though this is slightly awkward on her wrist. Hm, poke poke... Picture of her identification with the local resistance! "Lily Vendar!" she says, pointing at herself, then at her name in the appropriate field. Then pulling up her teacher's identification (as Anakin Vendar, colored in like she's alive since that's how she presents herself), as "Anakin Vendar."

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"Elspeth!" says, apparently, Elspeth, pointing at herself.

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Bright grin!

Poke poke, image of, hm, Takodana, she likes that planet and it's really pretty. "Takodana," she says, then points to the ground and makes a curious noise. (She might have to do some repeats with other planets to get this across properly...)

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"Earth!"

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She doesn't recognize that word, but, progress!

...Hm, how to show 'We're here on accident'... 

Sketching program, pop the stylus out of the side, sketch simple humanoid figures on a planet, falling off to another planet and looking very surprised? (One of the stick figures is taller and also blue.) (To emphasize 'accident' the fallen stick figures 'land' fallen over.)

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This does not get across particularly clearly. Elspeth looks at the inorganic and then back at Lily. She puts her hand out toward Lily's face, stopping short to see if this is OK.

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She nods and doesn't flinch.

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Elspeth puts her very warm little hand on Lily's face! And communicates: Nodding means yes and shaking your head means no! We can't understand you but we can learn your language pretty fast if you want to try to teach it with your computer thing.

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Telepaths!

She sends, "They're telepathic! I think touch only?" to Master Anakin, then says and simultaneously sends back as clearly as she can, "I can do that! Can you hear my thoughts?"

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I can't understand you! I can only do this in one direction and Mama can't do it at all. But we have perfect memories so we should be able to learn whatever you speak. Mama would like us to get farther away from the highway, will you follow us?

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She double checks with her teacher and then nods. "I'll follow you," she says.

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Rather than riding piggyback this time Elspeth follows her mother deeper into the trees.

They disturb a squirrel which flings itself out of its nest trying to run away from them and Elspeth leaps into the air and catches it in her teeth and starts eating it raw.

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She blinks a bit, but doesn't otherwise actually much react, and just sorts 'this sort of Earth sapients' in with other predatory sapients she knows about. A bit less picky than some, maybe, but that might also be lack of opportunity - if Elspeth and her mother are hiding, which avoiding the highway suggests - or might be an age thing. Or maybe squirrels are actually delicious. (Also Elspeth being organic and her mother being inorganic makes the xenobiology nerd part of Lily's brain perk up. Could also be a life cycle thing, maybe? She needs more data...)

Well, at the very least, maybe after they make contact with the rest of the galaxy she can introduce them and the togruta she knows to each others' cuisines.

She and her teacher both keep up a running commentary, Lily sometimes talking about things she's seeing - pointing at them - or things they're doing, queuing up stuff on her pad for later as she walks. (She comments on the togruta being carnivorous after Elspeth catches her meal, too, and rambles about galactic diets and xenobiology a bit.)

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When they stop again Elspeth plops her hand back on Lily's face and suggests she "say" things and have Lily translate them.

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She nods and repeats that!

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Then this will go much faster!

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Her mama introduces herself as Isabella, once they have the vocabulary for that.

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Anakin starts soliciting the same vocabulary in the local language, too, once Lily can relay that -

Her memory seems as good as the two locals', actually, and she's able to guess at new, related words even from a fairly restricted base.

"It's good to meet you both," she says.

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"It's nice to meet you too!!! Are you a ghost?"

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"Yes. I died over forty years ago."

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"How do you be a ghost?"

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