Jun 23, 2021 8:47 PM
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"So what are you doing here? Are we going to get introduced to a whole galaxy?"

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"Hopefully eventually. But ending up here was an accident. I touched an artifact I thought was inert and then it activated and dumped me over by the road. So we'll have to figure out how to let someone friendly know we're here. Or build our own spaceship, but FTL is actually really hard to assemble out of a box of pre-hyperspace scraps and it'll almost certainly be easier to send someone a star chart."

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"How will you let them know where to find you?"

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"Master Anakin followed me here, and she should be able to teleport to one person back home, or at least reach her mind. So she could relay star charts telepathically."

"Or if that doesn't work for some reason, building a thing to send messages with is easier than a hyperspace drive. But that's less likely to get someone friendly responding."

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"What reasons wouldn't it work? The planet not having the Force?"

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"Probably, yeah - or something could've happened to Anathema, who's the easiest person other than me for Master Anakin to reach - who could also get here in any reasonable amount of time, there's also Master Anakin's son but he doesn't have a big ship with a good range and he's not in contact really with anyone who does. Talking in the minds of people is easiest with people you know well, though."

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"Can we help at all?"

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"Helping us get star charts for the first thing to try - just what's visible to the naked eye isn't always very helpful..."

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"I saw a star chart once! It looked like -" She touches Lily's cheek again. It looked like this!

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"Oh, cool! We might want a lot, a couple different angles - and info if your astronomers have any on what part of the galaxy we're in and facts about the nearest stars, maybe..."

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"Sounds like you want a library! We usually hang out a lot at libraries wherever we stop."

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"Libraries are great! And also probably have the information we need, too."

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"We're almost to Sheboygan, do you want to come?"

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"Sure. There's a library there?"

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"I've never been but probably, most towns do."

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"Then we're definitely tagging along."

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"How fast can you run?"

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She hums. "Depends on if it's sustained? Faster than a normal human for that, but not by much - like, probably around forty miles per hour if I'm resting a lot at the end? Quick bursts I can go a lot faster, but that's super exhausting."

"If basically flying wouldn't draw attention, though, Master Anakin can pick me up with the Force and move me at pretty much any speed I could survive going at - and there the big problem's acceleration, anyways, unless you're getting so fast the atmosphere starts objecting. It's disorienting, so I don't like going crazy fast, but if you guys can run at a few hundred miles an hour, Master Anakin should be able to keep up without too many issues..."

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"Okay. We're not that far away so we don't have to hurry that much. And we stay out of sight till we're closer and then we walk in." She hops up on Bella's back again. "Follow us!"

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Bella takes off.

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She folds some cloth out of Lily's bag, arranging and stiffening it in front of the girl as a windshield, and then obligingly lifts her apprentice into the air, taking off in the vampires' wake with her.

Also - she can't really directly affect minds here, it seems, but she can make Lily harder to notice while she's doing this in a couple other ways. (Anakin herself mostly fades from view.)

She keeps up rather adeptly.

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(Maybe if she closes her eyes that'll make her less vaguely dizzy about this.)

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They come to a halt outside of town and walk - Bella puts on shoes when she switches gaits, and puts Elspeth down (Elspeth was already wearing shoes).

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She sets Lily down.

"I'm going to go invisible," she warns them, "At least until we know if I can make myself seem alive to random people from your world."

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(Lily has shoes on - and is currently using the Force to get bugs out of her impromptu windshield and then stuffing it back in her bag - but is also not at all dressed like a local.)

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