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The Failings of Time

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156 Re: The Failings of Time on Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:54 pm

"Well, I don't have lock and key," I sigh, shifting the plate in my lap so I can tuck the bee into the pocket of my pants. "I have a pocket."

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157 Re: The Failings of Time on Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:59 pm

"Then keep a hand on it," I chide as I get up to steal a piece of bacon from her plate. "We should head out soon," I add, abandoning the subject of Marnin or his bee. "Eat up and get dressed. I'll get everything together."

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158 Re: The Failings of Time on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:07 am

"My stuff is together," I say as I watch him with narrowed eyes, "And I am dressed.

"I didn't know if you'd come back with a bug up your ass, so I got my things together last night just in case you decided to leave."

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159 Re: The Failings of Time on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:11 am

"Well, that's all well and good, but I still have to get my stuff together," I respond crossly as I look back at her in annoyance. "It's a little difficult for me to leave with half my shit still scattered around the room, don't you think?"

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160 Re: The Failings of Time on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:12 am

"Then you should've packed it last night." I shrug, returning to my plate as I settle comfortably into the bed.

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161 Re: The Failings of Time on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:19 am

"I was a little busy finding your fucking bee, wasn't I?" I ask harshly as I start shoving my things into my bag. "And then, rather than sleeping in a comfortable bed like I wanted to, I got to spend the night making us look as inconspicuous as possible, just in case someone saw you and we had to brush off any suspicion they might have cast on us. I now know the names of seventeen grandchildren and the lineage of a fucking bartender from a long line of bartenders and drunks. I've spoken to two Guardians, three charges, and fucking prayed to a God I denounced over a century ago because apparently Guardians go through a morning prayer ritual that I didn't know about until I was being dragged to a chapel by other Guardians.

"So yeah," I snap as I glower back at her. "My bag is still unpacked."

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162 Re: The Failings of Time on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:33 am

His outburst sits oddly with me, though an emotional response isn't necessarily what springs to mind. Instead, I continue eating for a moment before I glance up at him. 

"Is it still worth it, then?" I ask, "Being here?"

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163 Re: The Failings of Time on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:40 am

"Yes," I practically grind out, my teeth still clamped together as I zip my bag up angrily. Sighing heavily, I sink onto the end of my bed and let my head rest in my hands.

"Just-," I start, my voice sticking in my throat before I continue roughly. "Finish eating. I'd like to leave before my new friends decide they should join us on our trip 'back' to the capital."

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164 Re: The Failings of Time on Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:50 am

"I'm done." I respond simply, moving to set the plate on the side table as I shove the blankets off and slide to the edge of the bed.

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165 Re: The Failings of Time on Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:08 am

"Let's go then," I sigh as I drag my hands back through my hair before getting up to put my gloves on. "I want to get to the next town before sundown."

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