Feb 26, 2021 10:05 AM
Kaede and Thor in Faery
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"Dear Kind Sweetness. My adoptive sort-of-mother."

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"Did you imply this was a date, then?"

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"Actually, yes. So she wouldn't keep me in for the night or something."

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"You still do have to return by midnight, though, I presume?"

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"Yeah. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if this outfit turned into a pumpkin then. Granted, that would be the least concerning thing about the situation."

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"Let's be sure to deliver you back here before midnight, then. Is there anywhere to eat you don't have work associations with?"

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"Sure. And I usually tip folks well enough that they don't mind me. And there is nothing more sympathetic than 'my boss is really picky'."

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"Then I'm sure you'll be better than me at finding a place where we can talk undisturbed."

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"Of course." He leads them to a technically-not-a-hole-in-the-wall that smells delicious. He orders two of "the usual #3" which is literally the official name in the menu.

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She raises an eyebrow at the choice.

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"Trust me, it's pretty good. So, do you plan to share more about your mysterious self?"

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"Perhaps, but knowledge is power, and so far all I know is that you were kidnapped by fairies, which is not a whole lot more than you know about me."

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"What else do you want to know?"

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"I'm not sure what to ask, you seem to be a bit off-script from most people I talk to."

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Shrug. "I pride myself in being interesting. What makes me so off-script?"

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"The fact that you were raised in a fairy court and are, nonetheless, all human."

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"Yeah, most humans don't have that privilege, who knew? And you look mostly-human and I assume you started completely human?"

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"Yes. The, ah," and she taps her eyepatch, "came from a favour." She turns her right palm up, showing a white and black oval scar in the middle of it plus some vein-like scars coming from it up her arm.

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"Cool, if I wasn't in this tuxedo I would show the cross I have on my chest - grants protection."

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"I'm sure I'll have other opportunities to see you strip."

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"Yes. But let's not change the subject. What do you do there?"

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"Basically, do errands that involve the human world. Which mostly means buying stuff."

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"And when you're not doing that...?"

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"Well, see at that point I feel it would only be fair if you started sharing things for once."

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