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    Ah. Huh. Well it looks like mother and daughter have a lot to talk about. Alright then. This was their moment. Reinholdt will fall into step after they enter, quietly joining them and giving them space to talk it out. Oh yeah. And Magtok was there too.
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    That of course begs the question who the person Affy was cloned from came into being. But Shazhan won't get into that right now. "I'm afraid my expertise is a bit lackluster at this point. I've never had the privilege to see the inner workings of the nether. They literary erased the memories of those who aren't supposed to know about the peculiars. One of the many reasons I decided to leave the collective. Didn't like my mind being altered, something I suspect you'd agree with." The ethereal nods. "But that information can be obtained. We just need a plan to find one of my people first, which means we have to visit Seaside, or hope one of them visits the mainland I suppose. I should mention that there is another one like me, disconnected from the collective. But they aren't as experienced as me in the ways of your world so they won't really be able to help that much."

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    Honeysuckle's ears perk up at sound of the approaching HALO-leader/mayor/landlord/arcade operator/demigoddess.
    "Hey Fel. Nah. Just got here myself."
    She waves towards the mall and its doubtless-inferior pretzels.
    "Lead the way."
    Felandria will escort Honeysuckle to the mandatory Pretzel Kiosk, where they are currently making more pretzels at the side where one can watch them be made.

    I tried to make pretzels once, couldn’t ever get the shape right.

    They just ended up lumps.

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    "It takes practice. You have to know how far the dough will expand in your oven."
    Honeysuckle reassures her. Everyone reduces their attempt to a mangled loaf now and then.

    She orders two of the newly baked pretzels, extra cheese. Fel is paying for them, right?
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    "Well, I half-agree with you, Shazhan." Affy grins, twirling his cane and gently tapping his head with it. "My mind is unassailable. A legacy of dealing with those who didn't respect my privacy taught me to take precautions. But anyone else's mind...well, that's a different matter." And that's the idea, isn't it? "We should pay a visit to Seaside. Acquire one of your kind, knock them out, scoop out all the information we need - and then we can build our own access point."

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Well, lots of things, but Affy's keeping a positive view on this.

    "Give me some toys, and you shall have your personalised Creation. Give me the keys, and I will ensure that we have our own private access point to the nether. Sound good?"
    Before you criticise someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.

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    [An Oddly Quiet Food Hall]

    Shazhan waves his hand dismissively. "Ah, you misunderstand. Others minds are no concern of mine. To me there is hardly any difference between indirectly and directly making a person do what you want. The second alternative is usually far more time and energy consuming for my taste. Also tend to work up others a lot more." The ethereal shakes his head. "But either way, 'knocking out' one of my people is easier said than done. Still, I will find a way to do it. We have a deal then." He pauses. "So how do we signify this gentleman accord? A handshake seems out of the question, and not really that creative either way."

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    "It takes practice. You have to know how far the dough will expand in your oven."
    Honeysuckle reassures her. Everyone reduces their attempt to a mangled loaf now and then.

    She orders two of the newly baked pretzels, extra cheese. Fel is paying for them, right?
    Of course she is!

    She takes a warm bite and shivers slightly with pleasure.

    Yes, numminess conirmed.

    Wouldn’t you agree?

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    Dana's Place

    Magtok bites his tongue and keeps his mouth shut as he heads inside, keeping an eye on the cat and a protective hand over his wallet as he does so. So many pithy remarks and passive-aggressive insults kept locked away, just to maintain some semblance of peace and decorum. Blegh, at least there's ice cream in our very near future.

    "If anything happens and you need to leave, just say the word," he whispers as he passes by Caelynn. Okay, so he doesn't keep his mouth completely shut, but at least he's not inciting anything this time, right?
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    Ah. Huh. Well it looks like mother and daughter have a lot to talk about. Alright then. This was their moment. Reinholdt will fall into step after they enter, quietly joining them and giving them space to talk it out. Oh yeah. And Magtok was there too.
    The two would presumably find a table to sit down at soon enough, a nice booth with Blanche and Reinholdt on one side and Caelynn and Magtok on the other. It wasn't ideal, since it didn't stop the two men from glaring at each other to their heart's content - practically encouraged it, frankly - but any other set-up would just mean they were glaring across from each other and between mother and daughter as they talked, and that would have been much more awkward. Especially with the moment of uneasy silence that hung as both parties sat across from each other.

    "So... how have you been? Has... has the Nexus been treating you alright?" Caelynn asks, attempting to break the ice as her daughter shifts a little uncomfortably in her seat. "It's been alright, nothing too crazy or interesting so far. I... I found a place with VIGIL, I think it's right for me." Her mother frowns a little, but nods. "You... well, you know how I feel about your military work, but I understand. I'm not going to stop you anymore." she attempts to reassure. Hopefully your choices will turn out better than mine here. There's... a reason why I never told you about my life here before I left."
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    "Your mother was a notorious bank-robber," Magtok interjects. "Caelynn 'Calamity Cat' Turath, most wanted criminal and gang leader in the land. She'd raided every last savings and loan, every depository, credit union, and federal reserve. She was the roughest, toughest, sharp-shootingest, hard-drinkingest outlaw to ever stop a train just by looking at it. She knew it wouldn't last forever, though. One day, her belly began to swell, and as the cops began to circle her hideout, she knew her daughter deserved a better life than she'd had here, constantly on the run, always afraid someone might try to claim the bounty on her head or start a coup. So she hopped into the nearest portal and took off, to start a new life in a new world, where Johnny Law and her own gang would never track her down."

    Magtok shrugs, leaning back in his seat and trying his hardest to keep a smirk from spreading across his face as he watches Blanche's own face to see if she's buying this absurd fable even a little. "The rest of us tried to keep going, but without our fearless leader, there wasn't a whole lot else we could do. Reinholdt here did a few years in the Imperial Penitentiary, and I got out mostly unscathed because of my impeccable canary impersonation and friends in high places, but the others were either stupid, unlucky, or both. We're all that's left of the old gang now."
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    "You mean you sung like a canary and ratted us both out, you little weasel," Reinholdt declares with mock indignation and very minor hand slapping the table. "Don't think for a second you're off the hook for what you did to Major Mime. The moment I find where you hid the loot, you're done. Buried. Snitches get stitches for a reason, but that's far too good for the likes of you." Rein finds it particularly easy to glare Magtok down for these false accusations. Does he actually hate Magtok for these invented crimes? Are Magtok's real crimes good enough to warrant inserting the hatred into these fake ones?

    Or maybe, if you recall, Reinholdt has always and forever been far too good of an actor. He banked his life and a number of apocalypses on it after all. To the point where it's hard to tell where his real emotions actually begin.

    Rein turns to Blanche to directly address her. "Calamity Cat's always insisted Magtok didn't do it. That he somehow got scotch free just because. She was always sweet on him behind my back. He's the primary reason me and your mom split like we did. Well that, and one of us was in hiding across time and space and the other in jail." There's a little implied bitterness towards Caelynn as well. "If I knew... If I knew you existed, I would have busted out years ago, no matter what it took."
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    At first, Blanche seems a little relieved at her mother's words... but then she registers "before I left", and a look of confusion begins to take shape. One laced with shock, and a fleeting tinge of... betrayal, perhaps?

    But before the woman can start to inquire further, Magtok begins to weave a fabulous tale - a story of bandits and desperadoes, of a long buried yet temptingly romanticized past that hints at wild escapades, edge-of-your-seat intrigue and budding romances... all told with the effortlessly glib and expertly convincing style that Magtok had mastered throughout the years. It was just like he cautioned while frantically trying and spectacularly failing to drive Caelynn away a few weeks before; he thought on his feet and improvised lies like a fish swam through water.

    And Rein was certainly no slouch either; his own flawless performance could give the greatest names to grace the silver screen quite a run for their money as he easily slipped into the grand saga, and never did either of them give Blanche a reason to suspect it was all an act. It's fairly debatable whether or not you could view this exhibition as evidence that the two could easily have been friends in another life, or a sign that they were fated to be rivals. They worked together seamlessly, but such closely tied skill breeds competition.

    Their hapless mark just sits there, stunned, taking in the fantastic fabrication with a look of stunned disbelief. It... it didn't sound right at all, it couldn't be true. It was too fanciful, but the way they said it just sounded so... true.

    But sadly, or perhaps mercifully enough, Caelynn is nowhere near that talented an actor. The creeping grin she was struggling to hold back finally shows as she bursts into laughter, shattering the delicate spell Reinholdt and Magtok has woven.

    "Oh, Pilecki, how I wish it were true...." Caelynn finally remarks, wiping a tear from her eye.
    But her daughter's eyes only narrow. "Enough with the stories, the lies." She snaps a little, her tone becoming a little harder. "I stopped lying to you, I'm finally willing to let you back into my life, and..."
    She trails off as the older woman nods gently, her mirthful grin softening. "Of course, Alexis. No more secrets."
    "...Promise?"
    "Promise."

    And so, with a deep breath, Caelynn begins to tell her own story. A less glamorous tale for sure, but one much less fabricated. "I didn't grow up on a spacefaring world like I raised you on, but in a place a little different, a frontier world of monsters centuries behind anything our home ever saw. I grew up all starry-eyed with my head filled with tales of the men and women who fought those monsters, and eventually I became one. Then, I found myself lost in the Nexus, as so many others do, and tried to continue fighting villains and monsters and helping others. It wasn't long before I found myself wrapped up in things with Magtok, and actually took me on a date... and here, after gesturing to the cyborg to indicate who he was, Caelynn sighs, looking down. "And during that date, I made both the worst and best mistake of my life when I met your father, and let my clueless, thoughtless, starry-eyed self get talked into a one-night stand with a man Magtok despised.
    Blanche's expression shifts from shock to brief judgement, to a slight wince and a sympathetic glance towards the cyborg... and then a terrible realization. "Wait, you... you don't mean-"

    Caelynn nods. "Yes... that's how I ended up pregnant with you." she admits with a bit of shame. "You see why I was so unwilling to tell the truth? But, well, even with the regret and the shame and self-hate I felt afterwards, I still had you... and while the decision that caused you may be the greatest regret I've ever had... the decision to keep you, to bring you into the world and hold you in my arms, to raise you... it was the best choice I've ever made in my entire life. She wipes away a joyful tear as she looks back towards her daughter, voice cracking a little with emotion. Blanche, for her part, just seems... well, overwhelmed. Unable to reply, holding back a sniffle of her own as a heartfelt smile sneaks into the edges of her mouth.

    "A lot happened after that, none of it terribly important. More messiness between the three of us, a little bit of us being a point of contention between them... but mostly, people that they'd both pissed off going after you and me as a way to hurt them. It got bad enough that I didn't think It was safe for me to raise you here... so I left, brought you elsewhere to a distant world, and tried to bury the past." She chuckles, looking back towards Reinholdt and Magtok. "Obviously, that didn't last."
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    Of course she is!

    She takes a warm bite and shivers slightly with pleasure.

    Yes, numminess conirmed.

    Wouldn’t you agree?
    Honeysuckle gobbles up half the pretzel, barely taking time to chew or taste it.
    Guess she was hungry?
    "Mhm!" she manages with a mouthful of bread.
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    "Frankly, for what we're discussing I almost think a contract is in order. Almost." The Prof chuckles, "I think a more appropriate way to conclude this would be to agree on when and where we'll next meet up. And if you feel like providing me with a list of requirements now, I can have your Creation waiting for you. If you'd like more time, that's fine too. And since I requested this meeting place, it seems only fair to me that I let you choose where we meet next." Does that cover everything? Well, not quite. "Oh, and I think perhaps a verbal acknowledgement that, upon our success, we shall both have equal access to the nether."
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    Ugh, the melodrama. Magtok very nearly rolls his eyes as he sits there and tries not to space out as he hears the whole thing all over again. Caelynn sure knows how to make her entire life story sound like a much bigger deal than it actually was. Blegh, the lie was better. It was so much more fun and exciting than all of this tears and sniffling nonsense. No group hugs and sentimentality and touching mother-daughter moments of buried shame and secret trysts. He wasn't anywhere near the sort of victimized martyr Caelynn makes him sound like here, either. In fact, we should probably point that out, before Blanche gets the wrong idea.

    "Rein had a kid from a prior relationship, some kind of demon child that grew up in the span of like a week and unleashed horrible biblical plagues on the world before someone killed it dead before it could destroy us all," Magtok explains rather casually, as if he were merely reading a passage from a history book, rather than a very real chapter of his own life where he stupidly got an innocent kid killed because he didn't think about the potential consequences of his actions. That blood was on his hands, Happy's adoptive child died right in his arms, and even if she got resurrected later, that didn't change the fact that he'd put a little kid's life on the line just to try to make a point. If you really study his eyes as he talks, you can see it. You can see the pile of bodies he's locked away in the darkest recesses of his mind, the casualties of apocalypse wars and deadtime and endless stupid bickering.

    "I went a little nuts and started a public uproar because I was worried your mom's womb might've been gestating the sequel to all of that. Now, obviously that didn't happen, and I looked pretty ****ing stupid when it didn't happen, but I think I knew it was unlikely all along and I just wanted an excuse to be a jerk. I couldn't do much to Reinholdt that I wasn't already doing without going to war with all of HALO, so I just focused my wrath on your mom instead. We were all pretty awful to each other, Blanche. We all acted like trash, and I can't guarantee there's not going to be more stupid drama later, but I promised your mom to keep you out of it. Now, can we go back to never talking about this ever again? Because I'd much rather never talk about this again, if that's alright with everyone else. There was supposed to be ice cream or something planned, and I already did my weekly recital of reasons for Reinholdt to hang himself on Tuesday," Magtok tries to maintain a nonchalant attitude about it all, to act above all the things he's done and said back then, but it doesn't work out at all. There's a strong undercurrent of bitterness in his tone. Honestly, the only thing stopping him from killing Rein right here and now is that it'd make a big ugly mess, and then there'd still be a dozen or so Reinholdts still out there who'd see that murder as an excuse to escalate their stupid little games. Definitely not worth the momentary satisfaction he'd get from ending one of their lives. Nope, the only winning move in this stupid rivalry is not to play.
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    "Frankly, for what we're discussing I almost think a contract is in order. Almost." The Prof chuckles, "I think a more appropriate way to conclude this would be to agree on when and where we'll next meet up. And if you feel like providing me with a list of requirements now, I can have your Creation waiting for you. If you'd like more time, that's fine too. And since I requested this meeting place, it seems only fair to me that I let you choose where we meet next." Does that cover everything? Well, not quite. "Oh, and I think perhaps a verbal acknowledgement that, upon our success, we shall both have equal access to the nether."
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    "That sounds fair to me. A verbal agreement it is for now then." Shazhan nods in acknowledgement. "But as for specifications... you might have to discuss that with my 'partner in crime'. In design I'm but an amateur but they, ah, she has a keen interest in these sort of things. Besides, I believe they would like to meet you at some point. You seem to have a few things in common."

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    What? We're getting into this here? Now? In front of everyone? And who the heck is Pilecki? Caelynn's god? Reinholdt sits there, steadily growing more uncomfortable and uneasy until Magtok tries to meekly gloss over the most important moment of Reinholdt's life like some paid revisionist historian. Ah. And for a while there, Reinholdt was feeling guilty about what he had done to Magtok that Thanksgiving. Now he remembers there's no need to feel bad about anything he's pulled on Magtok at all.

    "Before I killed HIM," Rein interjects in regards to Shepherd, eyes narrowed at Magtok with barely constrained fury. It was one thing to try and pretend Reinholdt wasn't the one who had to take that responsibility, but it's another to pretend his son wasn't a real, actual breathing person.

    The pink eyed man holds it together somehow though through the rest of it. "I admit to still being rather bitter at the time, knowing I was leaving the Nexus and not able to get proper restitution for the time Magtok shot my old girlfriend right in front of me, so I pulled a **** move on him and your mother got trapped in the middle," Rein says through clenched teeth, fully aware of all the double entendres. "But that's pretty much the long and short of it." Reinholdt finalizes the whole thing by standing.

    "Right. Ice cream. What flavor?" He intends to go to the counter and order for them and give himself those precious brief seconds to breathe. Rein will linger just long enough to get their orders.
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    Blanche studies the two men as they respond to her mother's story, and both of them will feel the full brunt of her piercing gaze as her cerise eyes shift back and forth from cyborg to catboy. She notes perfectly well the weariness, that all-too-familiar haunted look in that eye, the bitterness on both sides and the fury in her father's gaze.

    "I wanted to know, and now I know. I don't think there's any reason left to keep talking about it." Blanche answers, leaning back a little and crossing her arms. She couldn't help but chuckle a little bit; there was something funny about the fact that such a bitter rivalry seemed to tie them together. Then she frowned. "But, after all of that, why the hell are both of you even back together again?" Her eyes narrow again as she interrogates Caelynn once more, only turning away to request a simple cone of vanilla when Reinholdt asks.

    "Well, I... I don't know how to explain it, really." Caelynn responds, looking down awkwardly. "I just... well, it's been so long for me that it doesn't bother me much anymore. And besides... I still like him, and when I'm with him, I feel so much lighter, so much happier. He makes me happy, and it hasn't been unhealthy so far." She glances back to Magtok with a shy, affectionate smile as she speaks. Hopefully, she'll finish the lovey-dovey explanation before Reinholdt returns; if Blanche is looking slightly awkward hearing this, one can only imagine how he would feel.
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    "Before you were forced to kill it," Magtok insists, before standing up out of his chair to face Reinholdt. "Gods, you really think that was some great self-sacrifice? Shooting your stupid demon son, who you only knew for like half a week, who probably spent the whole time quoting scripture and speaking in tongues? You had him for the sole purpose of destroying the world, you weren't dad of the year, don't give me that bull****. Cat, if you weren't hiding the brat away in some magical castle of unbreakable glass, I would've happily pulled the trigger for you. Everyone was lining up outside your door to do it!"


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    "Ask if they have that flavor that scrubs away your sapience and leaves you a primal, animalistic monster that rapes interns," the cyborg retorts. "Gods, shooting your stupid girlfriend didn't even come close to making us even. Nothing I could do to you would even the score. Do you know how long it took Sunny to recover from what you did? And don't bother saying 'Oh, that didn't count, that was Prime.' All Magtok actions count for me because I don't do anything to separate myself from the past Magtoks. Have you done anything at all to separate yourself from him? You're still Reinholdt, Treasure-Hunter Extraordinaire, aren't you? Still mooching off of GLoG and insisting that you're seeking redemption while plotting these elaborate revenge fantasies against whoever's slighted you this Tuesday, right? Still don't know how to keep things in perspective, right? Instead of plotting to destroy the entire world because you're feeling suicidal, instead you go infiltrating my home and spending every day in the same building where my children sleep. How did that not make us even after I shot Ermine in a room full of magical healers? If you didn't think we were even, then why didn't you-

    Oh right, of course. You only settled for the cloning tech because I gave it to you ahead of schedule, and you couldn't justify staying undercover any longer than that, huh? What else were you going to do to me as Winston the Intern if I hadn't stupidly trusted you enough to just give you all the cloning information you wanted? Who was else was going to die, cat? Riss? Pat and the kids? Maybe you'd go after Sunny again? Maybe plant bombs and kill all of us in one go? No, I'm sure it was much more creative than just a couple bombs. I got lucky, I'm sure, dodging whatever big plot you actually had in mind by just giving you the win. Not that it mattered, because the stupid weasel you were doing the big heist for was gone right after, wasn't she?

    See, that's the difference between us, cat. I don't want this stupid rivalry label you've attached to us. I don't spend my evenings dreaming up elaborate ways to ruin your life. I don't send clones in disguise to infiltrate HALO and kill your family. I don't impregnate your dates. When I suspect your daughter might be apocalyptic, I wait, I don't break into your home and kill us both going after her. I don't take this nearly as far as you have, each and every time. Do you get it yet? Do you see it, Reinholdt? Proper restitution would be you suffering. Proper restitution would be your home and family being subjected to this kind of backstabbing and betrayal. Proper restitution would be me nerve gassing the girl you walked down the aisle as her surrogate father, getting her consciousness removed and her body used by everyone in the area. I am above that kind of thing, however. Seriously, aside from a few harsh, well-deserved words, the only thing you can recall me ever doing to you that wasn't in self-defense is shooting Ermine in the knee; what does that say about us, about our dynamic? It says I'm better than you, cat, and always have been."


    No, no, gods no! He didn't say any of that, either! Definitely not that! Caelynn and Blanche are right there, he couldn't get away with talking like that! He discards that hypothetical approach to the conversation as well, putting it in the same trash bin as the battle plans where he'd try to kill Rein here in the ice cream shop before getting shot to death by the cat or beaten unconscious by the Mall Kopz.

    "Cookies and cream, thanks," he answers, with a sort of distant, fifty yard stare, as all of the more fun approaches to this ice cream social are quietly deleted and abandoned. A hand reaches out for Caelynn's own, to give it a squeeze and try to keep him from going down the path that'd end in everyone yelling at each other and ruining everything. We're supposed to be a good guy now, like Pilecki. No more petty feuding, no more stupid rivalries. It doesn't matter who's right or wrong, who's been wronged harder and who owes the other revenge. We haven't got the time or patience for any of it anymore. Let the cat stew in his miserable little world; we can be better.
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    Honeysuckle gobbles up half the pretzel, barely taking time to chew or taste it.
    Guess she was hungry?
    "Mhm!" she manages with a mouthful of bread.
    "They're not bad. Good even."
    Felandria beams with delight and gives Honeysuckle a hug.

    Yay!

    See, told you they were nummy.

    They make you feel warm and safe.

    Now let’s head over to the spa, get ourselves taken care of.

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    "Of course. Just give me a time and a place, and I'll be there." The Professor smiles, with just a hint of eagerness. There's a very real desire to tap into this nether, to extort an entire race for his personal gain.

    Why, it almost feels like the good old days again.

    "And I'm sure I'd be delighted to meet your associate."
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    "After you. I'd get lost. Probably. Mall is a little confusing." It's all very busy when you can't see it.
    Gotcha.

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    Where they will enter and await service.

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    Caelynn's glance lingers as she notices Magtok's expression, and she tugs gently on his arm in an attempt to pull his mind back out of whatever miasma is plaguing it. "Hey, let's move to a different table, dear. I'm not going to let you dwell on the past when we can still make this into something enjoyable for the both of us~" She suggests, trying to defuse the palpable sense of tension while spinning the action into something positive rather than a concession of defeat. But in case her words aren't enough, she emphasizes her words by leaning over and giving the half-metal man a smooch on the cheek and a warm smile, causing Blanche to cringe. Ew, a public display of affection from her mom!

    "This, uh, doesn't mean I have to hang out with Renee now, right?"
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    Felandria is allowed. Just don't forget that you're giant and walk too fast.

    Ah, this is much nicer than the business of the mall proper. Odd distinctive spa products and odd materials, all in their own place.
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    "Oh, you've already met Renee? Great, did she tell you that you'll be sharing a bunk bed and calling her step-sister?" Magtok, please. That's your volunteer bedwarmer's daughter. Poor Blanche doesn't deserve this kind of teasing and abuse.

    "...I'm kidding. I'm kidding! Don't have a heart attack, it's nothing that serious. The cat's still your dad, just pretend I don't exist," he insists, before letting himself be dragged away to another table by Caelynn. That doesn't count as involving her in the petty feud nonsense, right? We're still in the clear for now, I think.
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    The Floofadoodle Spa and Cafe

    They said it could never be done.
    That it just simply makes no sense.
    That no one in their right mind would ever even make the attempt.

    Some things shouldn't be combined, they said.
    But what if there is a demand for a spa and a cafe?!
    It's an untapped market!

    The excessively pink and very floofy kitsune owner and proprietor of the Nexus' only Spa and Cafe excitedly bounces her way over to the duo.
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    They said it could never be done.
    That it just simply makes no sense.
    That no one in their right mind would ever even make the attempt.

    Some things shouldn't be combined, they said.
    But what if there is a demand for a spa and a cafe?!
    It's an untapped market!

    The excessively pink and very floofy kitsune owner and proprietor of the Nexus' only Spa and Cafe excitedly bounces her way over to the duo.
    "HellowelcomehowcanIhelp!?" She asks in one long, breathless vocalization.
    The floofy kitsune’s enthusiasm is infectious and Felandria is giddy.

    Hi there!

    My friend, Honeysuckle, and I are both here for the works.

    My name’s Felandria, I made an appointment.

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    "I-wow."
    Honeysuckle marvels at the proprietor.

    "How do you get your fur so...big!?"
    You see, she's a kitsune as well. But she is black rather than pink, and not really very floofy at all.
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    The clerk will direct Metalhead towards the back of the store, where a young blonde woman with glasses, wearing a white labcoat, is labouring over an intricate pattern etched into a silvery breastplate, with a collection of filters and vials around her. She turns to face the customer.

    "I'm told you need my help with something," she says.
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