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Jul 20, 2019 11:40 AM
Kaede and Thor in Faery
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It's an extremely cold December afternoon, and the girl with an eyepatch is very grateful for the warmth of Starbucks. What she's not very grateful for is the huge queue. Why is there a huge queue?

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Possibly because of this jerk and his extremely complicated order... he in fact has a list with the exact specifications and is holding up two baristas.

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...that's a rather long and specific list of things. Huh.

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If it helps anything. It doesn't look like the guy is happy about it. Even when he sends one of the drinks back because the strawberry syrup was supposed to be added after the caramel syrup. He looks at his wristwatch a lot.

But after an eternity he finally pays and leaves in a hurry. He drops the list, well within Kaede's reach.

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Curiouser and curiouser. She grabs the list.

It is really a rather long and specific list of things, isn't it.

She leaves the queue and steps outside and looks around to make sure no one's looking then raises her eyepatch so it's not covering her eye anymore and the world gets a blue tint and she looks -

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There he is. He isn't a fae, but there are signs of fae magic on him.

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Curiouser and curiouser.

She lowers her eyepatch again and the blue tint is drained from the world, everything looks normal again. She finds a hidden enough spot and blends into it - not invisible, merely hard to notice - and starts following him.

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He goes to a park and starts walking around a tall oak in a wide spiral. So wide that people that aren't paying attention wouldn't notice the behavior. After he has circled around the tree a third time he... she is not exactly sure what happened, but he isn't there anymore.

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Look around again, lift the eyepatch -

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There is a trail of magic folding upon itself in a weird way, probably a portal of some kind.

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Hmm... She's not about to walk in uninvited, nope. She grabs a pair of shades from her bag and puts them on in lieu of the eyepatch and waits.

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Starbucks boy is out again. Before he was walking quickly, now he is just a tad away from running.

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Following again!

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Subway run! The order is about the same level of complicated! At some point they have to figure out how to fit that many pickles in a single sandwich.

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She walks up to him, lets the glamour fade, and taps him on the shoulder.

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"Yeah, I know, but my bo-" He looks her up and down. "Can I help you?"

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"No, can I help you? You seem like you'll have trouble with all that."

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"Me? Don't worry. I have been doing this my entire life."

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"Your entire life, really. Well, let me help lift your burden for just today. Don't worry, I don't want anything in exchange for the favour."

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"Don't you now?" he says a bit skeptically.

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"No I don't. And let's not leave them waiting," she says, nodding towards the clerk, "you have quite an order."

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"Indeed I have." And he turns back to pay attention to it. "Call me Peter Darling, by the way. What should I call you?"

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"I am Kaede. A pleasure to meet you."

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"I would say likewise, if I wasn't in so much of a hurry," Peter says paying for his purchases and not taking a beat before walking briskly out of the door.

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She follows him.

"All your life? Really? That can't be healthy."

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"Not literally, just since I was like... maybe ten? In many ways it was a very healthy life. A lot of time spent outdoors and full of physical activities like running."

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