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Jan 27, 2023 1:15 PM
eadmund is never satisfied. that's it that's the post
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"Nope! Just, uh, you don't actually have to hold still but - metaphorically hold still -"

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Eadmund focuses his Wyrd and breathes out the air that's habitually in his lungs. Thinks about the emptiness within, the vacuum that nature so abhors. That which sustains him - that which will not let him die - the core of his un-being -

Looks at Su-Yeong. (The stars in his eyes are brighter, falling faster.) Commits his lie to reality. She is like me, nor is she of you. She wants not. Her breath is of the void.

(He was exaggerating, before, when he said it would be easy. It's easier for him than it would be for many others, even other Strategists. He's very good at this.

He is not so good that the world does not take note. He is not so good that it does not fight back, does not writhe in his grasp as he twists it into shape, burning the very heart of him and making him suffer -

but he is good enough at it that he can. The struggle is weighed in his favor, and the agony, like all things, ends eventually.)

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It clicks. "Cool! Okay, the waylet's this way."

He sets off towards the shore.

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At first she draws her attention inward, trying to notice if it Feels Like Something, but then she notices that he's quite visibly suffering. She - doesn't say anything, nervous that an interruption might be bad somehow, but as they're going to the beach:

"So, uh, does your magic normally. Bite back."

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"Oh. Yes. It didn't bite you too, did it?"

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"No, I was fine, it just looked like it wasn't exactly fun for you."

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"Oh," he says again.

They walk in silence for a moment.

"...it's no danger to me," he says eventually. "There isn't much that is."

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"That's - good."

She isn't sure if she can say much more without coming across like a busybody, but -

"Well, hopefully you won't have to do it again, then. I'm kinda looking forward to seeing what it's like down there, even if it isn't the main event?"

There, something that she at least hopes will convey the appropriate amount of concern-but-also-she's-not-trying-to-fuss-over-you-or-anything!

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