Dec 03, 2021 2:41 PM
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Neat. They can stay up and wait if it won't be too long.

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Looks like they'll be here in an hour and a half.

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Sure, that works. They can spend the time converting clothing if that's available.

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They have some handy! It's packaged but they can just turn the packaging into crafting material or something.

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If they have time for it, sure.

When they finish converting each piece, they make two miniatures out of it, setting one in each of two boxes, and then set the original aside until it's needed for material for the minis; this keeps them comfortably occupied until the helicopter appears, at which point they make themselves some earmuffs and watch it land.

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Here are some very anxious people and some people having really rough springs! One of them is both! There are four purples, a grey, an orange, two yellows, and a green.

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Blue directs them to line up a reasonable distance from each other and then goes down the line, offering her hand to each one in turn and staring off into space for ten or fifteen minutes each, or a bit longer for the one who needs both.

The spring-easing treatment fades in quite noticeably over the final five minutes of work; the anxiety treatment may be a bit more subtle.

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"Oh that's so much better," breathes the hypervernal person. "This is a gene thing? My kids won't have my springs?"

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It's possible to do that but much fiddlier and she's not good enough at genecrafting yet, sorry. It'll be easy for them to get it fixed too, at least.

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"It's so much better."

"I haven't noticed anything," frowns someone who got the anxiety treatment.

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The anxiety treatment may only cover certain kinds, or anxiety in certain situations - it did look like it was connected to enough things that she'd expect at least a minor general improvement but maybe not.

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"I guess I'll see if I need fewer pills or something."

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Hopefully it's just subtle, yeah. She'd like to hear about it if they figure out what exactly it did; she'll be here for a while.

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Yeah, they'll report in.

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She appreciates it. Anything else?

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The one with the most pronounced reaction to the spring relief wants to tip her extra on top of what she bid.

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...sure, she guesses?

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She is very grateful and adds a thousand tap. It will postpone her first baby but this thought no longer pervades her with intolerable despair and she can hold out for actually getting married first now!

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Aww, that's cute. Blue wouldn't want to slow her down on having a baby, though!

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It's much better to wait till you're married, custody arrangements with people you don't get along with that well are unpleasant. Her parents did that and she doesn't want to if she can bear not to.

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That's true. Well, she wishes her the best of luck with it.

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She appreciates the help SO much.

The test subjects get back in the helicopter and go home.

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Orange shoos yellow off to bed, and she and blue spend some time stargazing before turning in themselves.

Lone sassafras heads over to talk to them in the morning, spends a while looking through their mini offerings, and settles in to help them convert clothing.

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Sun's been asked to acquire a thread from some converted clothing - off the tag is fine - for scientists to look at.

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She can have a whole piece, they aren't taking the non-miniaturized ones with them. The second box of minis is hers to share with the next group of crafters, too.

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