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Aug 12, 2020 7:27 PM
the classic twin trope strikes again
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Heri understands what that question means and tenses up a bit.

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"They are not, anyone that gets a door is allowed in here. Welcomed, even."

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That's hard to believe. Are these two even reds, really? Maybe alien reds have different things that show they're polluted. 

...Well, he's not going to tell them. He's not dumb. Instead, he nods, slowly. 

"Maybe we could just go outside?" he suggests to the other two kids. He does want to talk without everyone in the bar listening in, but letting some strangers buy them a room sounds Bad.

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"Sure," Felix looks over the redhead girl to see if she will follow.

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She's following, yes. 

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The man from her table is also following, albeit from a greater distance, so as not to crowd the kids. 

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Tobir still doesn't want to let go of Heri, but he is willing to be negotiated down to just holding his hand. Outside they go.

Once there, Tobir's first question is for the other boy, actually. "You're our cousin?" 

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"Yeah, our moms were half-sisters."

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Heri holds tightly to Tobir's hand, looking in all direction in case this is some kind of weird cop prank.

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"I didn't know mom had a sister. I don't remember everything, and... she probably wouldn't have talked about it much. But Uncle Remi doesn't know, either. She said I was dead, which is the worst lie, but... is she okay otherwise?" Not 'is everything okay'. Everything can't be okay. 

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There doesn't seem to be anyone else around except for their small group. The area around the bar is pleasant, a springy low grass field leading down to a lake, surrounded by trees. There's mountains in the distance, which seem to stretch as far as they can see. 

Angel idles a short distance away from them, moving to lean against her brother once he steps outside. Best to stay with the kids so they don't end up in different flows of time, but she's not going to intrude on their conversation unless they ask her to. 

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Felix sits nearby, enough to not intrude in either conversation, but still obviously part of the group if only because it would be weird if he wasn't.

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"Auntie is good... Ken's dad wasn't. But he is away now."

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"Maybe she didn't know I was alive?" Tobir suggests after a moment, trying to be charitable. "And... what kind of not good," he asks warily. 

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Heri fidgets uncomfortably.

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"Dad would beat up Heri, for nothing."

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Tobir's eyes go wide and confused, "He hurt you? But- but..." He shakes his head, his hand tightening on Heri's, "That's not right. Everyone else hurts us but we're not supposed to!" 

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"Mom left him and we moved districts."

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Heri still doesn't want to talk about it.

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Felix doesn't want to interrupt this, but he gives Angel a worried look.

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"Good." He notices Heri's expression, and pushes back any other comments. Instead he just hugs him again. 

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She shares his sentiment.

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"'Everyone else hurts us'?" Alex murmurs, just loud enough for Felix to hear. "What kind of place did these kids come from?"

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"I have no idea... given Milliways, we can't be sure if they are human." Pause. "I am sort of not, by the way."

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"Hm. Doesn't really matter if they're human or not, does it? 'Sort of not human' describes me pretty well, too. I can turn into a wolf." 

"I'm human though, far as we can tell," Angel adds. 

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