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May 26, 2017 1:33 AM
Shell Bell summons Mwamba
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The design is drawn in the sand on the beach, far enough away from the waterline that it won't be washed away.

She sits down, to do the chant.
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A small lizard appears in the center of the circle.
It is wearing boots and stares at Bella with unblinking yellow eyes. 

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"- oh, you're cute," she blinks. "Um. Hi. I'm sorry if I'm bothering you. I need help."
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"You're sorry?" the lizard asks, curling its tail around its legs. 
"I didn't know a magician could be sorry."

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"I'm not really a magician - I just met one who felt sorry for me and told me this would be a way to get magic here... which still means they can feel sorry, I guess..."
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"That wasn't very smart. You could've died."

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"I can die if I don't find help too."
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"Is someone trying to kill you?"

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"Not specifically. My world is just really terrible to be in if you aren't one of the ruling class. If I lived someplace where there'd been nobody to volunteer in my place for the bloodsport tournament a couple dozen teenagers fight to the death in every year I might already be dead, or I'd have had to kill a couple dozen teenagers to survive. As it is I'm more likely to get sick or get into an accident at work or gunned down for poaching extra food or something."
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Mwamba blinks, looks around.

"Your world?"

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"There's a lot of worlds. This one doesn't have any magic of its own. But any world can sometimes connect up to a place called Milliways, which lets people in through doors and pauses time in their worlds until they go home. I met a magician there and he bought me lunch and told me how to summon you."
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"Your world seems sad. I'm sorry."

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"It sucks, yeah."
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"Did you summon me to protect you?"

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"Not like as a bodyguard - I'm hoping to get enough help that I can overthrow the whole Capitol. If I don't get that far there's no point, it'd attract too much attention to have unusual resources."
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"I'm not strong enough for that."

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"You're sure?"
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Mwamba nods. 

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"Do you know anything about how to get more of you or stronger ones or anything...?"
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"I won't tell you! You can't make me." Mwamba says, suddenly fierce. 

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"Sorry, I didn't mean to offend you..."
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"I'm not telling a whole other world how to enslave us. I'd rather die."

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"I'm... not sure the magician I met explained everything."
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"We don't choose to be summoned."

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"I'm sorry. I can send you back."
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"You really didn't know? What did he say?"

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