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226 Re: Where Truth Lies on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:02 pm

"Wha- oh," I can feel my cheeks warm as a sheepish giggle bubbles up in my chest. "You still didn't answer the rest of that question."

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227 Re: Where Truth Lies on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:06 pm

"No," I laugh, handing him the last of the corn before rolling onto my knees to get back up. "I haven't dated. I haven't looked to, honestly. Until a few weeks ago, I could hardly have a conversation with someone."

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228 Re: Where Truth Lies on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:08 pm

"But now you can!" I say, smiling as I bring what I've picked up over to the garden table.

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229 Re: Where Truth Lies on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:12 pm

I can only laugh as I follow him to the garden table, making my way around it to sink onto the bench opposite him. 

"I'm starting to think you're getting at something," I laugh, leaning against the table heavily as I start the tedious task of shucking corn. "Or you're just really bad at conversation, I can't tell."

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230 Re: Where Truth Lies on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:13 pm

"Can it be both?" I laugh as I start peeling the husks from the corn I'd picked up.

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231 Re: Where Truth Lies on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:18 pm

"You don't want to date me," I laugh softly, starting a pile of silk to my side as I pause to pick it from between the kernals. There's a flicker of guilt at my own statement, but I shrug it off as I set my ear down and reach for another.

"I saw that woman a few weeks ago, you could do way better than me." I add jokingly.

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232 Re: Where Truth Lies on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:23 pm

"Better expects... well, better," I point out with a faint shrug. "Mel dumped me for having bad days. You don't strike me as the type to hold that against someone."

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233 Re: Where Truth Lies on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:30 pm

I frown up at him, my hands stilling a bit as I watch him. 

"You deserve someone who doesn't enable it, though." I say seriously.

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234 Re: Where Truth Lies on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:34 pm

"I'd rather someone who makes me feel like I don't need to," I respond simply.

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235 Re: Where Truth Lies on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:43 pm

"And you think I could be that..?" I ask, still ignoring the corn in my hands as I frown, "Or... what?"

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236 Re: Where Truth Lies on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:47 pm

"Maybe?" I shrug, carefully picking the fibers from the corn. "I think you've already done more than Mel ever did to pull me out of the funk I was in... and I don't know, I figure... it couldn't hurt, could it? Just seeing where things go? "

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237 Re: Where Truth Lies on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:53 pm

The sensation of guilt from earlier mixes with one of giddy excitement as I start to pull at the husk before me. 

"Is this... Is this you asking me out..?" I ask cautiously, never looking up at him as I try to hide a grin, "Because we're both pretty high, you know. Impulse control and all that."

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238 Re: Where Truth Lies on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:00 am

"I thought it might be better than drunkenly copping a feel," I laugh as I try to hide my own grin as the sound of her heart speeding up makes me feel a little excited.

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239 Re: Where Truth Lies on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:03 am

I laugh as I nod, finishing the second ear and setting it aside before resting against the table. 

"We could try it, sure." I nod.

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240 Re: Where Truth Lies on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:10 am

"Excellent!" I grin, unable to contain the excitement as it lights up my expression. I barely notice which ears of corn still need shocking as I start gathering them up to take with me to the grill.

"It'll be fun," I promise, already sliding off into a yammering mess as I wander over to the grill where I start throwing the corn on sans foil. "I can sneak you into all the tech spots where they don't allow witches. I don't know why, you're not exactly going to steal our ideas, you know? We have a life size, working dragon mecha... but I feel as though witches might prefer real dragons, you know?"

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241 Re: Where Truth Lies on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:22 am

"They are not all they're cracked up to be." I chuckle, pulling the foil over in front of me so I can play with it absently. "They're just a bunch of gifted witches, really. They're originally from an area a bit east of Pallhagan, and most of what the world thinks of dragons comes from their illusions. 

"They're more like tricksters, honestly."

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242 Re: Where Truth Lies on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:27 am

"Wait, what? Really?" I ask, unable to keep the disappointment from my voice as I turn the meat over on the grill before closing it. "Well, that's disappointing. I suppose I should have known, though. When I was nine, we had one attack the city.

"I remember being absolutely terrified," I admit with a laugh. "Nothe because of the attack - it didn't actually hurt anyone, just made a lot of pyrotechnics. But I remember it having a distinct lack of substance... didn't even rustle the air flying overhead. If it weren't for the roaring and the screaming and the heat, I'd have never known it was there. But at the time, that's what scared me."

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243 Re: Where Truth Lies on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:30 am

"They're overrated hacks." I laugh, tearing at the foil and folding it. "But the requirements for pulling off those illusions are not cheap, and take a bit of finesse. Probably why they're considered illusive. They're not, really. Just a bunch of rich old tarts too attached to their money."

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244 Re: Where Truth Lies on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:33 am

"I am so glad witches have the same grandiose narcissistic asshats that techs do," I laugh as I grab the bag of chips and come over to sit with her while the food cooks.

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245 Re: Where Truth Lies on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:35 am

"Every profession has it's twats."

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246 Re: Where Truth Lies on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:36 am

"Where would we be without them?" I ask wistfully as I open the bag of chips and pop a few in my mouth. "What're you making?"

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247 Re: Where Truth Lies on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:52 am

"Nothing useful," I shrug, my fingers pinching along a seam as I work aimlessly. "So when was the last time you were in your shop? When I got here last night, you seemed a bit... off. I know I haven't left my apartment in weeks, kinda wondered if it was the same for you."

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248 Re: Where Truth Lies on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:56 am

"I checked in last Morndas, but only because the police called me about a break-in. I was not in any shape to be there... in fact, I'd likely have been cited if Richard hadn't shown up."

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249 Re: Where Truth Lies on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:57 am

"Does he swoop in often, then?" I ask, as casually as I can manage as I focus on the foil dragon coming into shape at my fingertips.

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250 Re: Where Truth Lies on Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:59 am

"Depends on what he's up to," I shrug as I offer her some chips. "I've gone months without hearing from him. But when he gets bored or wants me to do a job for him, or God forbid gets wind that I'm not doing well, then I can't get rid of him."

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