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    "First to the finish. That's what makes it a proper race."
    Telue decides, picking out a course and a car.
    3...2...1...and they're off!
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    Oliver chooses the largest car possible, which probably isn't very large considering this is a racing game. He plays rather recklessly, trying to get past opponents by ramming them to the side. He handles turns like a pro, though.
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    "Some people might comment that this is a racing game, and not a fighting game." Telue comments drily the second time the armored van smashes her car off-course.
    "But I think that might be missing the point."
    She's pretty good at choosing an efficient path for catching back up when such misfortune strikes.
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    "Fair point, even if it does miss the mark a little," he responds. "You'd be surprised how many people just can't come back from a well-timed strike." He sees her pass him again and comments, "Though you don't seem to be one of those people."
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    "People who give up too easily." Telue says, smiling slightly.
    She'll probably win the first race or lap, but won't keep doing so well as Oliver gets some familiarity with the game.
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    Telue does indeed win the first race, but Oliver just says, "Time to buckle down," and puts in another coin. Turning to her, he says, "That is, unless you want to quit while you're ahead."
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    "It would be unsporting to play anything less than two games of three." Telue responds, placing another token in her game.
    This time, she picks a slightly heavier car and tires with better grip.
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    [Neon Colosseum]

    Oliver nods. "Right. Good to know you're a good sport." He picks his armored car again. Apparently he has just one working strategy, and even then it only works half the time.
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    No good reason not to take the same strategy twice. Can't get good if you don't practice.
    "Well, I do try to make the game fun, is all." Really, good sportsmanship isn't that special, no need to comment on it.
    And they're off!
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    Oliver gets smarter about what cars he rams, choosing to just try and pass the bigger ones. The look of concentration on his face is a lot more intense than is necessary for a game.
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    So, with Telue in a heavier car than last time, it really does come down to maneuvering.

    And I think Oliver will win this time. Telue's reflexes are only so-so, and he's taking this quite seriously.
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    [Neon Colosseum]

    When Oliver wins, he immediately throws both hands in the air. "Yes!" he says, extremely pleased with himself. "Two out of three?"
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    "Of course!" Telue agrees.
    She swaps back to the nimble car that she won with the first round. It may not be enough, but she figures it's a tried-and-true option.

    A man dressed like your typical hardboiled detective strolls into the arcade. Over the next few moments the Colosseum gets subtly dimmer, smokier, and more melodramatic as he looks back and forth.
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    Oliver decides to fight fire with fire, also choosing a smaller car. This, combined with his skill at turns, may make him harder to beat.

    He hardly reacts to the newcomer except to chance a single glance before going back to the game.
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    Oliver giving up his signature heavy car ramming style? Say it ain't so!

    Telue takes advantage of this by trying to ram his car at the first big turn and speed ahead.

    "Would you guys have time to answer a few questions?" asks the detective, strolling over to the racing game.
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    [Neon Colosseum]

    Caught by surprise by the ram, Oliver spins out a bit and ends up in last place. He tries to regain his spot, swearing about how he should never have picked a "wimp-mobile".

    Without looking at the detective, he says, "Of course, though I'm kind of in the middle of something right now. Can it wait until after the game?"
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    Telue almost smiles as her car zips along.

    "Is the human even involved?"
    "Which of us humans?"
    "Guess I'll figure it out myself."
    "It's important, but not urgent."


    The detective takes a seat in another instance of the racing game, but sits sideways, not at the controls, and takes a look at his fancy watch.
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    [Neon Collosseum]

    Oliver raises an eyebrow at the usage of the word human, but doesn't respond. He eventually works his way up to the middle of the cars that are racing.
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    Telue doesn't try anything; just focused on making all the turns and keeping her lead.
    "Do remember that I am as human as anyone here." she chides the detective and reminds Oliver.

    A new car appears in the race. Right at the beginning, but catching up fast.
    If you looked over at its screen, you'd see it's a sedan of a style at least 50 years older than the other vehicles.

    The detective still isn't at the controls of his cabinet.
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    [Neon Collosseum]

    Oliver is confused enough by this new racer that he just stares at the detective, then looks back at the screen, then back at the detective. This leads to him falling back into last place, as he wasn't even trying to drive the car while doing this. When he realizes he's in last, he shifts his attention back to the game.
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    "You've gotta keep your eyes on the road, human."
    Says the detective.

    Once it passes Oliver, the mystery car seems like it slows down, taking the turns very carefully. He can probably get back past it.

    "It would be so disappointing if something interfered with this last game and we had to play another round, wouldn't it?" Telue muses.
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    [Neon Collosseum]

    Oliver raises an eyebrow, but keeps his eyes on the game's screen. "There's something going on here. You two know each other, or something." He passes the mystery car and keeps speeding ahead, shooting for at least 2nd place.
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    "I have heard of him, though I did not expect to meet him here." Telue admits. There's the tiniest extra hint in her voice that she's not happy with his appearing.

    "Not half bad, human. We've all at least heard of Telue, and I'm here because of that."
    Although the mystery car is fast, it's driver is not particularly good at maneuvering. I'm sure Oliver can make it to second place.
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    And that looks like the last they'll see of the floofy entrepreneur for ... a few minutes.

    Honeysuckle pauses at the edge of the springs. She had just dried off for the massage.
    And what if- no, don't even think about it.
    She gathers herself up and jumps into the springs, splashing hot water all about.

    "Okay. Yeah. Pretty nice."
    She doesn't even wonder how they got seemingly natural springs inside an artificial mall in the middle of the city. That's not even strange.
    It's true!
    The water is all pure and clean and naturally heated and quite toasty!
    The proprietor remains gone for a bit though, giving them time to soak.
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    It's true!
    The water is all pure and clean and naturally heated and quite toasty!
    The proprietor remains gone for a bit though, giving them time to soak.
    Fel looks over to Honeysuckle.

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    "I have heard of him, though I did not expect to meet him here." Telue admits. There's the tiniest extra hint in her voice that she's not happy with his appearing.

    "Not half bad, human. We've all at least heard of Telue, and I'm here because of that."
    Although the mystery car is fast, it's driver is not particularly good at maneuvering. I'm sure Oliver can make it to second place.
    As Oliver makes it to second, he says, "All heard of Telue? I haven't, though I haven't gotten out much, at least not lately." He ignores the implication that Telue isn't happy with the mystery man being here.
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    [Floofadoodle Spa and Cafe]

    Honeysuckle finally appears relaxed now that they're in the waters of the spa.

    "I dunno."
    "The base is nice. Labs were useful; have I shown you my new goggles? And it's neat to have it to go back to. Just in case."


    She swishes back and forth, playing with the water.
    "But I'm not sure I belong there. I'm not an entrepreneur or hero or scientist or anything. I'm just someone you know."

    "You think it's been going okay?"

    [Neon Colosseum]

    "Course you haven't." The detective observes, both completely believing the statement and suspecting what's behind it. Did he really just start hanging out with this suspect he met at the arcade today? Doubtful.
    "Have you left the planet recently? Past couple of years?"

    "I'm sure any notoriety I might have hasn't extended to the Nexus." Telue says, looking at the "1st Place" ribbon for a moment before taking her hands off the wheel and eyes off the screen.
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    "Course you haven't." The detective observes, both completely believing the statement and suspecting what's behind it. Did he really just start hanging out with this suspect he met at the arcade today? Doubtful.
    "Have you left the planet recently? Past couple of years?"

    "I'm sure any notoriety I might have hasn't extended to the Nexus." Telue says, looking at the "1st Place" ribbon for a moment before taking her hands off the wheel and eyes off the screen.
    [Neon Colosseum]

    "Nope. Never actually been off this planet, period," Oliver says, shaking his head. When he sees Telue take her hands off the wheel, he chooses to be a good sport and does the same, though a little reluctantly. Turning to face the two, he says, "Notoriety? I have some myself, though I haven't done much to warrant it recently."
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    "And how about not-so-recently?"

    The stranger sighs.
    "I find myself in the position of investigating a rather cold trail."

    But then, around here weirdly lots of people want to be notorious villains or anti-heroes. Fewer manage it. Oliver may be suspicious, but is he that formidable? It remains to be seen.
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    [Neon Colosseum]

    Oliver gives a small laugh. "Not so recently? Noy really a good idea to say that kind if thing in public."

    When he hears about the cold trail, he says, "I could help. Not good with investigations, but I have other skills that could help."
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