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Aug 14, 2020 10:40 AM
the classic twin trope strikes again
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"Griffon. I can turn into one, that is. And I meant that they could be... I don't know, genies bound to bottles or something."

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"And that would make it okay for people to hurt them?" 

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"No? Sorry. I didn't mean that at all. I meant that it might be even more complicated than it looks."

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He looks away, "Sorry, kind of jumped to conclusions there," he mutters. 

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Angel pats his arm, "It might be more complicated, yeah. It probably is. Still, they sure are acting a lot like kids."

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Tobir eyes the older three covertly. They're probably talking about the three of them. He's not sure if that's bad or not.

(The man the girl is touching has brown hair? Either she's not a red or he's an alien red. Or maybe they're like mom and dad and he doesn't care?) 

"...What do we do now?" He asks Heri and Kenta quietly, hoping the others can't hear. 

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"Don't ask me. We just woke up."

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"I don't know. What is this place?" Heri says in a lower tone.

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"She said it was a place between worlds," Tobir recalls. "I dunno about that, but it's definitely not where the door I was using should have gone."

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"We should ask." Ken proposes and immediately he turns and does that. "Hey, what's up with this place?"

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Tobir tenses and makes a small hissing noise, more due to Heri's reaction to it than due to the shouting itself. Kenta's right that asking is the quickest way to learn what they need to know. Still, he shifts a bit so he's standing between the other group and Heri. 

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"Didn't you explain already?" Alex murmurs to Angel.

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"I'm not surprised that they missed a bunch of the explanation," Angel murmurs back, "They were pretty focused on the idea that they were somewhere they shouldn't be, I think."

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"You want to give it a try this time?" Alex offers Felix. "Assuming someone gave you the overview at some point. We probably shouldn't all crowd them." 

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Felix nods. "I can try. This place is called Milliways, it's weird but friendly, it receives patrons by temporarily making a door in a world to lead to itself. Like what happened to you three. If you exit through the door you will find yourself back in your world. It's possible you are never going to find Milliways again, or it might become a regular occurrence and this is the first time. Let's see... patrons can be from all over the multiverse. From worlds with magic or technology unlike anything you have seen. Are you following me, so far?"

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"Yeah..." He frowns. The description sounds kind of familiar, now that he's thinking about it. "I think... Mom used to say we'd have magic someday," he muses, thinking back. "That she'd gone to a special place before we were born, and met some magic people there who made us magic, too."

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"Huh... that could have been Milliways. Do you remember anything else about it?"

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"Not really... It was over a year ago. We were really little then." He looks back at Heri, "Do you remember anything?" 

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Heri looks down. "Some things. And I remembered you after a moment."

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"Okay, you don't have to answer. But if you don't mind me asking. What happened?"

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Tobir makes a small, sad noise. 

"...They thought mom was something bad. So they..." He swallows back tears. "But- but me and Heri hid, so they didn't find us. And then Uncle Remi took me away, and Uncle Iri took Heri somewhere else, cause it's not safe to be red twins-" oops. He stops talking.

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"Oh, I am so sorry." Felix looks back at the girl and the shape-shifter. "Is there anything we could do to help?"

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"I don't know. What can you do?"

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"Take you away from there," Alex offers, "Your uncle and - your mother, too," he adds, nodding at Kenta. "You could stay here, or go to another world." Legal identities might be difficult, for worlds like the one he and Angel come from, but they can probably figure something out. Maybe Bar can help, or one of the other patrons.

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