One starts to fall. The other catches her by the arm, flings out - wing-shapes of light - and slows her, spiraling down until they're at street level.
"Could be a gravity requirement but why would there be a gravity requirement - we just need more data points."
"How many elementals are still enslaved on the human world -"
"We can't follow them home and go get 'em?"
"When're we at that point -"
"If the shops close up and the attacks on elemental-owners continue, hunting for pay stops looking like a good deal."
"Have they come up with anything?"
"That's not going to do it."
"Real good at their jobs."
"He pretended to be grey for the war with Voa."
"And a good thing, or I wouldn't've met Peka."
Snuggle. "Tapa kills kids born without a credit. Peka was leasing one - unexpected pregnancy - and behind on payments, so she joined the army. Telkam heard this and decided Peka and Katin - our oldest, she's over there -" He gestures. Katin is playing with her baby cousins. "- anyway he decided they should just run away to Anitam and we could make Aitim fudge the papers."
"I can't imagine life without her."