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Dec 10, 2019 9:58 PM
A band of supernatural creatures make for greener pastures
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"...I'll go along with this if you can convince them to let me tour their ship. If it's not a wreck waiting to happen, I'm in."

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"Common sense! I like that in a young man."

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Rilah sighs. "Well, I can't say I don't miss how things used to be. And we can't do nothing."

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"It's decided, apparently. What arrangements do we need to make?"

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"Me and mine will need blood for the journey, but I think we can manage with rats. I took the liberty of preparing us sets of documentation in case we encounter the powers that be."

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"We'll be on foot for some of the trip? I could probably make a small walker to carry our things, once we're done with the crab-ship. Could be a useful escape tool too."

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"That would be helpful, yes." 

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Meanwhile, in the paddock next to the inn, Winona's children are making a friend, at least hopefully.

"So...you're a werewolf?" he says, too low for humans to hear.

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"Yeah. And you're vampires?"

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"Yep. Hardly seems like it sometimes, though."

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"I knooow. 'Don't change here, Sam. They might see you, Sam.' My mom's nice but we never get to be wolfy together..."

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"And pretending to be clumsy."

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"I had to pretend to be sick one time because the other girls in class were getting suspicious I never did."

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"Once I managed to scrape my knee. I had to run off before anyone saw how not hurt I was."

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"What do you think our moms are talking about? And who was that other guy?"

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"Mum said it was about a 'change of pace for us'. And he smelt birdy."

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"Yeah he smelt birdy, but I don't know who he is."

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"We must interrogate him!"

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"He doesn't look quite adult. Think he's, like, thirty? I wonder what his job is?"

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"I heard him talking to the inn-keeper about fixing his boiler. Maybe he's an engineer or something?"

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"That makes sense. Engineers get paid lots these days."

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"Hey, if we can get out of sight of the humans, we show you ours, you show us yours?"

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"Could be fun. But mom wouldn't let me hear the end of it if I go off on my own."

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"Ah, but you're not going off on your own. You're going off with us two." 

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"Hm..." She's carefully considering...

She never gets to do anything.

"If you can find a good spot, maybe."

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