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"So," says Bella to Rúmil one afternoon, "a few weeks ago I told myself that if in a few weeks I had not come up with an actually good way to bring up a thing I would just mention it anyway on the grounds that if it came up somehow later and I had not done so that would be weird."

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And someone arrives at the Singapore offices of the Ganymede Circle Police, knocks.  

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Somebody buzzes him in.

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"Hi! I'm a representative of the Elven polity of Ambaróna, and we're considering subscribing to the Ganymede Circle Police for management of daeva incidents in our jurisdiction, can I set up a meeting with someone here to discuss that?"

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"...you're an Elf? How did you get here?"

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"That is among the things that should be discussed in such a meeting."

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"...I can get you an appointment with the subscriber manager."

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"Thanks so much! I don't have local email set up but you can reach me care of -" Quenya address label - "checked on the half hour."

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"...your appointment will be in two hours fifteen minutes."

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"Thank you." And he vanishes, goes home and has his day rescheduled, does more reading.

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Loki gets notice that there are osanwë-capable people at Ganymede.

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And she goes and cuddles her boyfriend. And tries to keep the Elves from freaking out too bad about this being a prison.

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They are so upset. 

 

Maitimo arrives back in Singapore five minutes before his appointment.

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The subscription manager is happy to meet with him. And also wants to know how he got there.

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"We have interdimensional transit. Interdimensional transit was developed on chiplocked computers and is a well-kept secret, but if it were widely known it is probably not impossible for a determined demon to hunt down and reverse engineer. I have been impressed by Ganymede's commitment to secure procedures and I trust you to take that as seriously as it merits, which is why I'm here alone to discuss daeva security instead of arriving with a diplomatic delegation to formally open relations with Earth."

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"...we're accountable to our subscribers."

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"I don't mind relevant personnel in each of your star system's governments knowing the whole story, and I don't mind meeting with them, I just would much prefer not to make the news."

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"Hopefully the receptionist hasn't already posted about you to Shortform."

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"That would be unhelpful, yes."

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He checks. "...nothing. I'll, uh, tell her not to."

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"I appreciate it. It's possible we'll be able to come up with a worldleaping-daeva mitigation strategy that satisfies everybody and then we can help you more."

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"All right. So are you looking to subscribe yourselves or make some other arrangement -?"

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"We want to subscribe. We haven't had many incidents but it seems like there are a lot of benefits to having law enforcement be uniform across jurisdictions, and at the moment there are a lot of problems arising from the GCP's handling of cases from our world without any kind of jurisdiction agreement, which I think could be most straightforwardly avoided if we subscribed."

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"We don't have a system set up to hear about incidents in your jurisdiction yet except the, ah, big public safety one."

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"That is the one which has spawned all the problems, yes. You don't have jurisdiction or enough information to try the case."

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"How do you mean?"

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