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Nov 28, 2020 5:02 AM
I predict this will be a self-indulgent shippy meditation on power and responsibility but it's honestly hard to predict these threads
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"Well, they're all kind of stupid."

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"Some of them have had much worse experiences with slavery than you have."

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"I guess. But  - it's you. You don't want me to be sad."

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"It's true, I don't. I think people worry that it's not good for people to have that much power over other people even if they're good, because they might hurt them by accident? - if I do things that hurt you you gotta tell me."

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"Yeah. I think probably you will sometimes but it's okay."

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"Probably. I think it's - probably kind of impossible for people who care about each other not to hurt each other ever. But you gotta tell me when it happens. So we can talk about how to make it happen less. Okay?"

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"Yeah."

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"Okay. Good.

"Kinda wanna check the window to see if everyone's frozen outside, but I think this might involve putting on clothes, and I kinda don't wanna do that. So maybe it would unfreeze them."

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"Could tell me to do it."

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" - I could. Go check."

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He does not get dressed. He goes and checks.

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Pff. "Well?"

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"They look all frozen!"

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"Oh good. ...come back."

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He does this.

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Snuggle. Kiss.

"M'gonna work on the questions. I think that's what I wanna do. You want anything while I do?"

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"Can I keep holding you?"

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"Yeah. You should do that."

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"Then I'll do that."

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"Sounds good. And if you have any questions to add you can let me know."

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"Mmhmm."

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Then she can work on her questionnaire for as long as she wants to do that, and maybe a little longer just to finish, even though it'll make time move again, and eventually she can put on clothes and look extremely presentable and not at all like she just had sex with her boyfriend, at which point she can teleport into Korva's house.

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She's holding Cecelia's baby.

 

" - gah. Don't do that. - don't even say anything, actually, go back outside and knock on the door like a civilized person."

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" - okay, sorry."

And she heads back out the door and closes it and knocks.

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She opens it.

"Hi. How can I help you today."

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