Dec 02, 2022 12:13 AM
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"Thank you."

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He smiles at them. He heads out.

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There is an uptick in random Yvaltans flinging themselves at passing aliens.

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- passing Elves will more-or-less reliably take the Yvaltans home with them and quietly arrange a teleporter from there. Passing humans are just kind of baffled and higher-variance.

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Well, not everyone spots an Elf, but they preferentially fling themselves at Elves.

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" - why the flinging," says an anxious Elf who has brought some Yvaltans home to wait for a teleporter, "you could just hand us a note or something."

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"What if you didn't read it before we got noticed doing it?" asks one of the rescued purples.

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"- would you be in trouble, I know that in practice they stop people leaving but surely it's allowed -"

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"Not for everyone - and it's not good to get people angry even if you're allowed -"

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"Oh. They don't bother us when they're angry."

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Nod.

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Teleporter pops in. "Thank you," says local Elf.

"For sure. Where to?"

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"The one House's colony planet - they're taking jumpers, right -"

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"Yeah, they are." Pop.

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The colony planet is colonized.

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A mansion gets built in a scenic skiing site in Calado's new colony.

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And Cahmro and his brother and nephew move in.

Nephew is entranced by snow and builds in it. Brother is on drugs - "didn't know how else to get him here, I got some from the electrician -"

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Nod. "I hope it helps."

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"It calms him down as long as he's on it but it makes him sick after. Not crazy, just like throwing up." He makes a face.

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"Wonder if healing helps with that. I was gonna apply in ten years for a promotion to the really fucking serious teleport and they give you healing powers with that one but I haven't got anything right now - I could call someone in maybe -"

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"Why do you get healing powers with the better teleport?"

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"Better teleport is a Loki spell, and if you're screened for any of them you might as well get the healing because the healing is really good. It's incredibly hard to qualify, though - I might get rejected because not a clean record - that teleport can move stars. You can't have anyone who ever fucks up or who any price could buy or who might change their mind about what they care about."

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"Shiiiit."

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"You don't need it for much but evacuating a panicked crowd of people - or I could've teleported away with your gun and left you alone - or if another planet's sun ever went out -"

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"It feels like so fucking long ago I decided, oh, I bet I could sell some magic shit."

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