Jul 06, 2022 9:52 PM
addy in citrelia
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Here is a bit of woodland, with a river off that way and the spring buds just starting to come in.  Over there is a quite distinctive plume of smoke.  Someone must have shot up a flare within the past few minutes.

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Wow, that guy's a teleporter? Score. - not score, she can't make it do it again.

She climbs a tree to see what she can see.

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There's a city with weird architecture in the direction opposite the flare, a little cabin about 45° off from the latter, and someone with a broken leg sitting underneath the dispersing smoke.

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Well, if someone has just sent up a signal flare it's probably unusually unwise to eat them, but she's pretty full right now anyway. She will go see what's up with the person.

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She looks unhappy but not nearly as much so as one would expect, and is writing in a fabric-bound notebook.

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Addy traipses up to her and waves.

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She says something in a language Addy has never heard.

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"Sorry, I don't know that one." Which is a little weird but not that weird. Addy will start trying more languages, she knows lots.

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Broken leg lady allows this for three languages and then irritably starts scooting closer to Addy.

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When she gets close enough her head snaps up and she stares sort of at and sort of through Addy as though she'd never wanted anything in her entire life before this moment.

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Hopefully this random human has not managed to somehow mate to her? Asymmetrically? That would be weird?

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She keeps on staring awhile but eventually produces an intelligible ". . . Hello."

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"If you don't mind me asking - what are you?"

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"I've seen a lot of improvements to humanity in my time but not - anywhere near like what you have - "  Her leg is making weird crunching noises even though she's not moving it.

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"Most people don't find it very obvious! I'm a vampire."

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". . . They don't?"

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"Not unless I go out in the sunshine." She sticks her hand in the nearest sunbeam and sparkles.

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"Oh, I wouldn't have guessed that one but it does follow - ow - "  Her leg realigns itself.  "But how could anyone look at you and not immediately notice?"

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"Maybe you're just very perceptive! I guess usually I also have sunglasses, that helps."

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"Your mental capacity is orders of magnitude higher than anyone else's I've ever met; that doesn't seem very missable.  Where are you from - "

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Addy noseboops her.

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The human in front of her is a person.  She's more fit than any other Addy is likely to have encountered, is currently fluent in eighteen languages none of which Addy is familiar with (and knows an extremely specific subset of one recognizable one), and part of her leg is of vampiric instead of human composition.  She's only a little bit hungry and isn't at all thirsty.  She doesn't have anywhere near the amount of space in her head that a vampire does but it's creeping closer by the second.

Addy could take any of her traits and make them her own.

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"Not sure that leg's gonna work out for you in the long run."

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