Jun 18, 2018 1:51 AM
A Tale of Two Hells
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Demon Edie and Demon Cam in Milliways
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"And you'll be the first to hear of it once we've got it."

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"I'm glad to hear it," she says, smiling. "It's probably a good thing you landed in Kilauiossa, first. Most of our neighbors would probably be more difficult to work with. Of course, I could be biased."

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"You seem much much easier to work with than we were anticipating as typical, so if so we are biased also."

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"I expected that making myself easy to work with would pay off, and I was right," she says, a little smugly.

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"Well, we're going to try to make nice things even for people who didn't have the good sense to be born under a good queen, but - yes, being easy to work with helps quite a lot."

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"To be fair, my predecessor was terrible and many of my subjects have been alive longer than I've been in power," the empress points out, "but yes, of course."

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"I am actually kind of surprised government works when everyone dies so quickly. You'd be leaving a lot to chance."

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"Governments generally don't last as long as yours has when everyone dies so quickly," she admits.

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"Well. We're working on it. ...we'll probably have it a while before we can scale it, I don't know if making good rulers immortal is a good way to distribute it when we've got very little of it but it seems like a plausible one..."

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"Making people immortal who are more likely to be able to help with the scaling part," she suggests.

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"Think dreamshapers can do resurrection if you live long enough?"

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"That would be pretty excellent."

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"It would," she says. "Of course, then we'd need a system set up to handle people returning like that, and somewhere to put them--population density is going to start being an issue very quickly if people stop dying--"

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"This planet's population could grow quite a lot with modernity - planets this size stably host ten or twelve billion - but then we'd have to get you to the stars, yes."

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"Ten or twelve billion is good news," she says. "It's going to take us quite some time to get there with only immortality and a rate of resurrection we'd be capable of dealing with as a society."

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"I imagine so, yes. And you're not that far off star-travelling, although without demons living anywhere other than Earth is a lot more hassle than just visiting there. Cam can fix up some other planet in your star system."

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"Perhaps he should talk to some astronomers about which one."

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"That sounds lovely. - did you still want that forensic conjuration done -"

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"Do you know what you're looking for in particular?"

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"I would like to know what exactly caused the explosion, and I would like to know what happened to the daughters."

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"I actually think I have some insight into the second; some twin human girls stumbled on us a while ago. I don't know how common human twins are but vanished ones can't be common. The explosion we can freeze-frame -"

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"...How long have you been here?"

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