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Dec 14, 2019 3:22 AM
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The following day, after school, Sadde waits for Alistair.

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Alistair arrives. 

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With company.

"Good to see you, firestarter."

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"Hey Kit. Doing alright?"

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"Stellar. I hear you and Alistair have something planned?"

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"Yeah. A date, actually, not sure he mentioned that part. As in, there will be lots of kissing. And I will be enjoying the view of him exerting himself physically."

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"You're really something. I'm mostly just here to make a point to his parents, I'll get out of your hair soon."

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"Sorry about him," he says to one of them, probably.

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"A point?"

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"I'm showing them I can be a responsible adult by escorting a pair of unruly teenagers."

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"...have you met your nephew? He's the least unruly teenager I've met and I'm in school."

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"I can be unruly."

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"I'm not the parent here. Hands-off, that's me. But darling Christopher wants to trust me, so we play the game."

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"I see," he says, then turns to Alistair to say, "I'd enjoy seeing you be unruly tremendously."

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"I'd love to show you."

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"That's my cue to leave. Have fun, but not too much fun."

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"We'll have exactly the correct amount of fun."

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And then they're alone.

"I'm sorry, I tried to talk him into just dropping me off."

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"Next time might be a better idea to fly invisibly. I'm not sure I want your parents to think he's a responsible adult, though."

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"I'm not sure I want that to be your problem. They're adults, they should be able to handle themselves."

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"I'm in the habit of making everything my problem, but that is perhaps not the best priority."

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"We have magic, we have the whole world. Save my family for later."

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"Yeah, fair enough. Anyway, let's go?"

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"I could drive us there, or we could use magic frivolously."

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"Ooh let's use magic frivolously!"

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So they do. 

Alistair equips his handy bow, and offers Sadde the Jump card.

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