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Jun 24, 2017 3:11 PM
space Arda and Peka's world
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"Nor a mechanism for carrying debt?"
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Headshake. "People just shouldn't die, that's - the only reason we're bothering you at all -"

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"Not the only reason. Very well, if you wish to make me immortal and forestall Governor Riado's attempt to reinstitute slavery or what have you I do not object."
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Elf makes a face. "I'd like to do that. Are you willing to come to Valinor - on one of the new ships that haven't had any nasty refugees touch them -"

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"If that's a necessary ingredient. I don't require conciliatory adjectives, I know who you're talking about whether you describe them that way or not."
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"We're avoiding taking the Valar here again. I can pick a ship with a quick turnaround, you'd be gone twelve days."

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"I can arrange that."
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"Thank you."

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"Of course." Little smile. "Pity you weren't here two years ago."
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"We all desperately wish we'd gotten here sooner. Someone in particular?"

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"My husband."
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"I'm so sorry."

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Avalor inclines her head in acknowledgment.
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And a trip to Valinor is arranged for her.

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What a nice ship.
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"I'm sorry it's so small. We have larger ones but they're for refugee transport, at the moment. Your room's on the third floor -"

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"The entire ship on which I recently traveled to a moon was the size of this atrium including the fuel storage," says Avalor. "Are you aware of how insulting that apology sounds?"
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" - this is small enough that we experience confinement to it as unpleasant, for a trip of this length. Smaller's all right for transit to a moon. Do you not - the refugees don't complain but they have really really low standards -"

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"These are not cramped quarters," Avalor says.
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" - well, then I'm glad they'll suffice. Uh, 318."

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Avalor goes to room 318.
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It's also obnoxiously large. One wall is an intricately embroidered tapestry with a scene of two Elf children, silver and black hair, catching sight of Valinor over the curve of some massive floating arcology. Other wall is a landscape picture. There's a computer compatibility port on the desk. There's not a personal swimming pool but there's enough space for one.

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Not cramped quarters at all. She inspects the tapestry. She plugs in her computer, the backup one without anything sensitive on it.
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Five days later they arrive in the star system; a shuttle that is practically a reasonable size for a shuttle takes them down to the surface.

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And where is she to go from here for her medical tourism?
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