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Ellie didn't, exactly, expect the world to end when she woke up this morning
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In theory. If there's anything still alive out here beyond the dog-sized cockroaches.

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...Possibly some of these plants aren't entirely dead? And that looks like a cluster of mushrooms, over there. Very suspicious mushrooms, though.

But, yes, the world's looking pretty bleak.

The only way out is across the bridge - from there, she can follow the road (still mostly intact) or cut into the wilderness. (Or she can hunker down and not leave yet, of course.)

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...She wants to take a look at her building, first. Where her building used to be, anyway.

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"Mistress? Is that you?" a familiar voice calls out as she approaches.

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What in the- Ellie jerks her gun hand up at the sudden noise and lowers it again as the content of the sound registers.

"...Jade?" she calls back.

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"Yes - it's me - it's been so long - "

The robot maid - who had been in the shop for repairs when the world ended - rushes into view. She's worn down - metal scuffed and dulled, paint entirely gone, dents all over her perfect body. No clothes, too, even the more durable clothing considered suitable for personal robotic servants. (Well, no clothes except several harnesses full of weapons. She has plenty of those.)

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Ellie would like a hug, weapon bandoliers and all.

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Jade seems to agree!!!

She very hugs her Mistress.

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"I went to the Vault when the alert went out and they put us in cryosuspension without saying anything," she mumbles. "You're not allowed to take any more weeks off for maintenance, okay?"

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"Yes, ma'am."

"I have not ceased defending your home in two hundred and ten years. I do not intend to take time off again."

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"Is it- habitable?"

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"I have repaired and maintained it to the best of my ability, Mistress - but there is no electricity grid, nor clean water supply nor significant food."

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"Do you know where we can find food and water?"

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"There were water purification tablets in one of the houses, which might still work, and there is some preserved food scattered through the community, and some of the wildlife may be edible."

"However, the best place for now is likely a human settlement. You may be able to get seeds there, as well, and I could grow food for you here, Mistress."

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"Are there any left nearby?"

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"I believe so. I deal with the occasional attempted raider, of course, but I have also observed other movement in the distance."

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"Well. Show me where they are, I guess."

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"They're a good distance from here - likely Concord has the nearest settlement, but I have not observed any settlements directly."

"But I can accompany and protect you, Mistress, while we search."

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"I'd appreciate that, Jade."

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Bright grin! "I'm very glad to have you back, Mistress."

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"I'm glad to be back."

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Hug!

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Hug.

"Missed you a lot. I ran out of coffee this- that morning. I was going to go to the store."

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Hug. "I'm glad you were close to the Vault, Mistress."

"I think the coffee is probably very stale, by now..."

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"Seems likely."

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