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>>33688383

"Family were just hoping that one day Luna would have enough free time to deal with my situation. By the time the wait grew too long, I was already far too used to it to bother trying."
>"I see... At least you're used to it. Still..."
"But now that I woke up in another world, I don't think I can ignore it anymore."
>"Mm, so you're hoping to maybe find a solution to this problem of yours there? In the other world? Actually, did the charm we set up worked? Any... weird or crazy dreams while you slept up there?"

>Act?
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>>33719252
Yeah, I had no dreams as far I can tell. Either the charm worked, or my dreams decided to not even bother invading again.
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>>33719390

"Yeah, I had no dreams as far as I can tell."
>"That's a good sign. I wasn't really sure if it would work, after hearing about this from you."
"I don't know, either it worked, or my dreams decided to not even bother invading again."
>"I guess we'll have to wait and see if it works."
>He lets out a sigh as he lowers his head onto the armrest.

>Say something?
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>>33719467
Something wrong? Still tired? You have a powerful ability. The ability to have a good rest.
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>>33719514

"Something wrong? Still tired?"
>"I guess I'm just a little tired. Funny, feels like I didn't really do at all today."
>Sometimes it be like that.
"You have a powerful ability."
>"Hmm? Do I now?"
"The ability to have a good rest."
>"Ha, I suppose I should get some more rest. And deal with everything else tomorrow."
>He mumbles into a pillow, forcing himself to get back up.

>Act?
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>>33719698
You know maybe you should get that adrenaline pumping. Do some light jogging.
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>>33719698
Being around is making me tired... and jealous.
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>>33719718
>Being around
Being around you
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>>33719714
>>33719718
>>33719863

"Being around you making me tired... and jealous."
>"Aww sorry, go get some sleep then, hopefully it'll be a good one. I'm gonna do the same soon-ish."
"You know, maybe you should get that adrenaline pumping, do some light jogging."
>"I guess, good time as any to go out for a little trot around the neighbourhood. I've been meaning to get some groceries like, two days ago, but then you know what happened."

>Act?
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>>33720002
Let's get started on making a list then on things you might need. Try to get a pencil and paper. Got any ketchup mayo or mustard? Carrots potatoes? Bread, sliced cheese or milk?
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>>33720002
You know how things are. You start thinking of what to get for your near empty fridge, and you find yourself lost and somewhere completely new. Things happen.
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>>33720017
>>33720023

"You know how things are, you start thinking of what to get for your near empty fridge, and next thing you know you find yourself lost and somewhere completely new. Things happen."
>"Yay, how lucky of us."
>He cheers sarcastically.
"Heh, let's get started on making a list on things you might need."
>"I was just gonna go to a nearby convenience store, but a list, huh?"
"Yeah, got any ketchup, mayo, or mustard? Carrots, potatoes, bread, cheese, or milk?"
>"Heh, I don't usually make lists for this. Though now that you mention it... actually, is there anything you want me to get while I'm there?"

>Act?
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>>33720140
I could go for a chocolate bar right now. Chips would be good or a soda.
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>>33720185

"I could go for a chocolate bar right now. Chips would be good, or a soda."
>"Right now, huh? Gotcha, I'll be back in a few."
Mm mmm."
>"I'll try to be quick."
"Mm..."
>You hum as you watch him get up, lazily straightening his mane a little as he trots out of view.

>Act?

Paused.
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>>33720394
Let's await our glorious chocolate bar.
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>>33720394
It better be good chocolate...
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Hopefully Lumie get's some chocolate for himself and Cut as well.
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>>33720913
>>33721415
>>33722657

>Hearing the door creaking open as the unicorn leaves, you turn your attention back to the tv.
>It better be good chocolate...
>While waiting for your glorious chocolate bar, you sink back into the couch, curling up a little as you relax.
>Hopefully he gets some chocolate for himself and Cut as well.
>Then again, Cut's probably already asleep upstairs.
>Probably.
>There's really not a whole lot of preparing to do, is there?
>Wonder how long it'll take for everything to be done and over with.
>Days?
>Weeks?

>Should you try to sleep?
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>>33723124
Get comfty and if you should just happen to fall asleep then why fight it?
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>>33723124
Who knows how long we'll deal with all this. We're taking it better than most other ponies at the very least.
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>>33723160
>>33723191

>Eh, who knows how long you'll have to deal with all this.
>At least you're taking it better than other ponies?
>You're sure there's a few ponies you know that would completely freak out over all of this.
>Oof, you're feeling a bit tired.
>...Might as well get comfy, if you should happen to fall asleep, why fight it?
>The sound of the door opening draws your attention.
>Glancing back at the noise, you see the unicorn trotting back in.
"That was fast."
>"It wasn't that far."

>Act?
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>>33723270
So how did your chocolate quest end? Did you get one for yourself and Cut as well?
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>>33723270
We're so tired, that we almost considered falling asleep in the time it took to get chocolate for us. Luckily we managed to survive long enough to stay conscious.
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>>33723319
>>33723369

"So how did your chocolate quest end? Did you get one for yourself and Cut as well?"
>You ask, watching him as he brings the bags into the kitchen.
>"Yeah, I got a box of them, here's one."
>He says, tossing you a chocolate bar with his magic.
"Thanks, mm, I'm kinda tired."
>You mutter as you catch the bar with a wing.
>"Then go get some sleep."
"Heh, I almost did while you were gone."
>"Mm, do you cook or anything? Feel free to use whatever's in the fridge if you're cooking something."

>Act?
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>>33723434
I can make a pretty good sandwich by toasting the bread on a skillet and then putting some daisy's there with a slice of hay and once that's warm enough putting cheese on it and waiting for a minute while the cheese melts and then putting it on the bread. Pretty good.
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>>33723434
I can cook. My brother doesn't bother to cook so it's usually up to me to handle it. Can't survive exclusively on take outs eating away at our budget and health.
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>>33723448
>>33723471

"I can cook. My brother doesn't bother to cook so it's usually up to me to handle it."
>"Ah. My assumption was right then, thought as much."
"Can't survive exclusively on take outs eating away at our budget and health."
>"Mm, heh, well, like I said, feel free to use whatever you need in the kitchen to cook. Just be sure to clean things up."
"Gotcha, thanks."
>Stepping back out from the kitchen, he asks.
>"So, anything in particular that you're good at cooking?"
"Eh... I can make a pretty good sandwich?"
>"Ha, no special secret recipes or anything?"

>Talk?
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>>33723588
I just mostly cook what's practical, plus I don't want to wasteful and use up your fridge with other recipes while staying here.
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>>33723588
Nah. Usually following instructions is sufficient. Might add the occasional spice like oregano.
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>>33723611
>>33723647

"Nah, usually, following instructions is sufficient. I just mostly cook what's practical."
>"Mm, that's understandable."
"Yeah, I don't want to be wasteful trying to make anything overly complex. Especially when it's your stuff."
>"I don't mind much, as long as you don't go overboard with it. Anyway, I think I'm gonna head up to bed, so goodnight, Swift."
>He adds with a yawn.

>Act?
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>>33723718
Let's rest and we can begin our search for a generator tomorrow.
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>>33723741

"Yeah, I'm gonna do the same, night."
>You say, turning the tv off.
>Eventually heading upstairs, you quietly step into the bedroom, seeing your brother asleep on his side of the bed.
>Letting out a tiny sigh, you crawl into bed, trying to get comfy.
>Tomorrow, you'll have to begin your search for a generator.
>Hopefully, it wouldn't be too pricey.
>......

>...?
"Mm..."
>You hum a little, blinking as your eyes try to adjust to the light.
>Is it morning already?
>Taking in your surroundings, it seems that you've awoke before your brother for once.
>You were also using him as a pillow, apparently.

>Act?

Pausing here, thanks for playing.
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>>33723961
Let's try to find out the time and make we can make him breakfast this time. Eggs might be good. Or maybe pancakes.
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>>33723718
This isn't a dream, is it? And yesterday wasn't one either? What luck we're starting to have, or maybe it really is that charm we have to thank .
Oh, yeah, sleeping on our brother is weird I guess. We've had stranger scenarios in our dreams.
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>>33724581
support
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>>33725686
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>>33724526
>>33724581
>>33725719

>This isn't a dream, is it?
>Maybe you're just a little bit paranoid.
>Just a bit.
>...Though yesterday wasn't one either, right?
>What luck you're starting to have.
>Or maybe that charm is what you should be thanking?
>...Oh yeah, sleeping on your brother is a bit weird.
>Then again, you've had way stranger scenarios in your dreams.
>Maybe you could make him breakfast this time.
>Eggs? Pancakes?
>Hold up, what time is it anyway?
>Pushing one of Cut's hoof away from you, you lift a head up to look around for a clock.
>Oh good there's one in here.
>Oof, it's only seven in the morning.

>Act?
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>>33726533
What time do we even work at. Come on and get up now. As much as we don't want to, cooking breakfast for Cut and Lumin is a good gesture and way of thanking them for dealing with how weird we can be.
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>>33726533
Plenty of time to make breakfast. Let's lay in bed for a bit though and shake off the sleepys.
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>>33726556
>>33726596

>Plenty of time to make breakfast, you can afford to stay in bed for a bit.
>You think as you lower your head back down.
>Moving a little so you're not on top of your brother, you get comfy on the bed once more.
>What day even is today?
>Oof, gonna have to show up to work tonight.
>At least it's not boring?
>Meh, guess you should get up and cook breakfast for them.

>Once done with your morning routine, you find yourself down in the kitchen.
>What to cook?
>Hmm...

>Act?
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>>33726761
Good old classic pancakes. Can never go wrong with those.
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>>33726761
Check for syrup. If it's there then look for pancake mix. If THAT'S there then it's time to make them pancakes.
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>>33726788
You don't need pancake mix to make pancakes. You can just use regular old baking ingredients to make your own type of pancakes, which I think Swift would prefer more.
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>>33726842
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWuuCndtJr0
Huh. You're right.
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>>33726769
>>33726788
>>33726842
>>33726854

>Pancakes?
>Can't go wrong with the classics.
>Question is, where are the ingredients?
>Where does he keep everything?
>Haven't really looked through the kitchen yet.
>Now's a good time as any.
>It's fairly noisy outside today, it seems.
>...Ah, found everything you'll need.
>Should you start cooking now? Cut'll probably wake up soon, not sure about Lumin, but ah well.
>Yeah, might as well, you're kinda hungry.

>Although breakfast is ready, nopony else seems to be awake yet.
>Act?
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>>33727052
Just go wake up Cut by shaking him a bunch and making enough noise to wake him up. It's finally time for petty revenge for all those times he woke us up early to make breakfast and get to work on time!
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>>33727052
Let them awaken on their own. Eat some breakfast by yourself. The pancakes won't get too cold. After that though then you should wake them up.
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>>33727071
>>33727088

>You might just let them awaken on their own eventually.
>In the meantime, you could eat some breakfast by yourself.
>If they don't wake up by the time you're done, you'll wake them up yourself.
>Though the idea of getting some petty revenge via waking Cut up for all those times he woke you up early to make breakfast and get to work on time is pretty appealing...
>Nah, food first.
>What's with the noises outside anyway?
>Setting down your food on the table, you trot over to a window to take a peak.
>Hmm? You don't see anything noteworthy outside.

>Act?
>Turn on the tv and eat your breakfast?
>Go and wake your brother and/or Luminescence up?
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>>33727227
Go to another window and try to find where that noise is coming from.
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>>33727227
Can we still hear something? Just because we can't see anything, it doesn't mean the noise is gone for certain.
If not, let's just watch tv for any news and focus on our meal. Years of dreams would make Swift nonchalant rather than paranoid of anything.
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>>33727248
>>33727254

>There's still some weird rumbling noise from outside, along with the noises of foals?
>Meh, you really don't care enough to check.
>Probably just some colts and fillies playing around somewhere.
>Turning on the tv, you check if the news is on right now.
>Mm, might be a little biased, but breakfast's pretty good.
>Doesn't seem like there's any news right now.
>Might be a bit too early?
>Hmm... When does it usually start again?
>A quick breakfast later, you decide to go up and wake the others up, since they still aren't down here yet.

>Act?
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>>33727458
To Lumin since Cut is easier to wake up.
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>>33727472

>Hmm, yeah, you'll wake Lumin up first, since Cut is probably easier to wake.
>Trotting upstairs, you go over to the unicorn's room.
>...Should you like, knock?
>Oh, his door's unlocked.
>He's probably asleep, do you just barge in?

>Act?
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>>33727502
Knock on his door with a happy tune. Inform him that you're Swift and you're coming in!
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>>33727502
Knock first. If he doesn't answer, then we have full permission to open his door and invade his room! Have we visited his room before?
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>>33727508
>>33727525

>Giving the door a knock with a happy tune, you say.
"Hey, it's Swift! ...I'm coming in!"
>...No response from the unicorn.
>Welp, no answer, guess you have full permission to open his door and invade his room!
>You saw his room before, but now's another chance to take a good look at...
>Oh, looks like he just flopped onto the bed and instantly passed out last night.
>There's a bunch of random junk neatly organized in the corner, and some open books and notes on the desk.

>Act?

Pausing, thanks for playing.
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>>33727662
Well, with how tempting it is out in the open, a peek at his notes shouldn't hurt.... We can wake him after that..
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>>33728886
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>>33727662
Let's take a peek at those books.
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>>33728275
>>33729822

>Well, with how tempting it is out in the open, a peak at his notes shouldn't hurt...
>You can wake him after that.
>Trotting over towards the desk, you glance downward at the messy writing.
>Hmm, looks like it's mostly observations he made of that other world.
>There's a bunch of crossed out passages here.
>Looks like they're hypothesis of how the other world's things work?
>...His desk is kinda a mess, huh?
>The books on the desk appears to just be novels.
>And here you thought there's not a single book in this house, guess they're all in his room.
>Even has a bookshelf in here.

>Act?
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>>33730062
Poke Luminescence awake. It's breakfast time.
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>>33730062
Enough sleeping, time to wake up, Lumin.
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>>33730076
>>33730092

>Alright, that's enough snooping around.
>Giving the unicorn's side a poke, you say.
"Enough sleeping, time to wake up, Lumin."
>Poke.
>Poke poke.
>Letting out a groan, he rolls away from your hoof, wrapping himself up in the sheets.
>Slowly opening an eye, he mumbles
>"Ngh... what?"
"It's morning! I made breakfast."
>"Ugh, not you too, what's with you two and waking ponies up at crack of dawn?"
>He whines with a scrunch.

>Act?
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>>33730182
But I don't usually wake others up. My brother is the one who always wake me up, and I plan to make him suffer the same fate as well.
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>>33730182
You can stay in bed if you want and eat breakfast later but it's going to be cold. Also it's hardly the crack of dawn right now. Hopefully we see you down there. Now let's go wake up Cut.
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>>33730201
>>33730203

"But I don't usually wake others up. My brother is the one who always wakes me up, and I plan on making him suffer the same fate as well."
>"Uh huh, why did you wake me up then?"
"Because!"
>"..."
"Also, it's hardly the crack of dawn right now."
>"You get what I meant."
"Heh, you can stay in bed if you want and eat breakfast later. Fair warning though, it's gonna get cold."
>"Yeah yeah, just give me like, five minutes."
"Ha, okay, I'm gonna go wake Cut up now."
>"Mm..."
>You hear him grumbling as you trot outside.
>Back in the guest room, you see that Cut has moved to the center of the bed.
>The earth pony is hugging the spare sheets tightly, a hint of a smile on his face.

>Act?
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>>33730351
Awaken him and let him know that breakfast is ready.
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>>33730351
The way he hold those sheets tightly with a smile makes me almost want to not wake him up. Almost.
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>>33730382
>>33730394

>The way he holds those sheets tightly with a smile almost makes me want to not wake him up.
>Almost.
>Taking a few steps closer, you lift a hoof up and boop his muzzle, saying.
"Cut, wake up, it's morning."
>Slowly opening his eyes, your brother scrunches at the sight of your hoof, backing away slightly as he turns his attention to you.
>"...I see somepony woke up before me for once."

>Act?
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Hmm, pausing here. Hope it was enjoyable, despite how slow I've been lately.
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>>33730592
Engage booping again just to make sure he's awake. Had a good dream? He seemed to be awfully at peace smiling there while cuddling those sheets.
>>33730598
No worries. The slight delays are hardly any trouble or affecting the quality.
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>>33731663
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>>33730963

"Had a good dream?"
>You ask, engage in booping again just to make sure he's awake.
>Frowning a little at the boop, he swipes your hoof away, mumbling.
>"Yeah, guess you could call it that."
"Really now? Gonna share the details? You looked to be awfully at peace, smiling there while cuddling those sheets."
>"Shut it, you made breakfast already?"

>Act?

Not much of a session today, since I'm gonna be busy soon.
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>>33733445
Breakfast is done yeah. You made pancakes. You already ate and tried to get Luminescence awake too.
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>>33733445
Pancakes are hot and ready. Just woke up an exhausted Lumin a while ago. At least you're not as grumpy as him.
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>>33733761
>>33733787

"Breakfast is done, yeah. Pancakes are hot and ready! I already ate, and just woke up an exhausted Lumin a while ago."
>"Right, thanks."
"At least you're not as grumpy as him."
>"He's always grumpy in the morning."
>He says with a roll of his eyes, stretching his limbs.
>Rolling off of the bed, he starts making the bed while asking.
>"So how was your sleep?"

>Act?

Have an update.
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>>33734303
Uneventful and boring... is it sad that that's what makes my morning enjoyable?
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>>33734573

"Uneventful and boring..."
>"That's good, yes?"
"I guess... Is it sad that that's what makes my morning enjoyable?"
>"Nah, uneventful and boring is good. It's good that you slept well."
>He says with a smile, trotting around the bed and towards the door.
>Stopping next to you, he asks.
>"Why the question?"

>Act?

Have a little update.
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>>33735500
No reason I guess just gonna take a little getting used to.
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>>33735500
It just feels like my only quality was being that 'weird stallion with those bizarre dreams'. Without it, I'm not really much.
Did we ever learn our brother's job is?
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Hopefully he likes the breakfast that was made.
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>>33738069
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>>33735546
>>33735556
>>33735782

"No reason, I guess, it's just gonna take a little getting used to."
>"I'm just glad that you've been sleeping better lately."
"It just, it just feels like my only quality was being that 'weird stallion with those bizarre dreams'."
>He frowns at that, saying.
>"But that's not all you are."
"I don't know, I just feel that without it, I'm not really much."
>"...Even if that's true, does that really matter?"

>Act?
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>>33739703
Nope.
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>>33739703
Not really. Being boring is the norm supposedly. And I prefer that over some weird dreams.
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>>33739703
>...Even if that's true
Wait, is he admitting that we are ordinary?
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>>33739768
>>33739920
>>33740139

"Not really, I guess. Being boring is the norm supposedly. And I prefer that over some weird dreams."
>"Ha, good, you need to stop o-"
"Wait, were you admitting that I'm ordinary?"
>"Hmm? I don't know what you're talking about."
>He says in an innocent tone, trotting out of the room before you can respond.
>"Oh hey, Lumie, you look dead today."
>You hear Cut saying outside just a few seconds later.

>Act?
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>>33740265
He'll be fine once he gets some food in him. Then we can go generator hunting! After a shower maybe.
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>>33740265
Was he ever alive?
>stop o-
Whatever it is, we will never stop it!
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>>33740330
>>33740356

"Was he ever alive?"
>You say as you step outside.
>"Heh, he sure looks like a zombie alright."
>Cut chuckles as the unicorn glares at him, silently trotting downstairs.
"He'll be fine once he gets some food in him."
>"Heh, maybe."
"Then we can go generator hunting! After a shower, maybe."
>"Definitely after a shower. Was it weird? Cooking in somepony else's kitchen?"

>Act?
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>>33740735
It was a little difficult to find the right things to start making the pancakes and I had to open a couple of door covers looking for flour and pots and pans. Something that made it not weird was knowing that I was allowed to do it.
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>>33740735
It is a little. I don't have a good idea of how much of what ingredients we have left, where to exactly find everything I need to cook, and there's the general unease of not using the utensils I accustomed to.
I'll get used to it with enough time though, especially now that we plan on staying here for some time.
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>>33740772
>>33740781

"A little, it was a little difficult to find the right things to start making the pancakes. Had to open up and search around the kitchen, looking for flour, pots and pans, you know. It feels not as weird, knowing I was allowed to use the kitchen."
>"You'll get used to it."
"I guess, with enough time. I still don't have a good idea of how much of what ingredients we have left, where exactly everything is, not to mention the general unease of not using the utensils I was accustomed to."
>"Heh, clearly, you just need to cook more meals for us all."
>He says in a teasing tone as he trots downstairs.

>Act?

Last for today.
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>>33740868
Ask what he thinks of the taste when he finally has a bite.
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>>33741555
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>>33740868
So just business as usual? Not that I mind. The necessity of decent food is what made this a weird hobby for me to keep.
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We should make sure we have some bits on hoof before we go.
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>>33741555
>>33741998
>>33743110
>>33743833

"So just business as usual? Not that I mind. The necessity of decent food is what made this a weird hobby for me to keep."
>"Cooking isn't that weird of a hobby."
>He says with a roll of his eyes, trotting over towards the table where you set the food.
>Luminescence is nowhere in sight.
>"...What's with the staring?"
"I'm just waiting for you to take a bite!"
>"Uh huh."
>Cut squints at you briefly before looking back down at the food.
>When he finally takes a bite out of the pancakes, you ask enthusiastically.
"So?"
>"So."
"How was the food?"
>"Mm, eh, it's good."

>Act?
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>>33744341
I was thinking of adding chocolate chips or maybe blueberries next time. Which do you think would be better?
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>>33744341
Where's Lumin?
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>>33744360
>>33744517

"I was thinking of adding chocolate chips or maybe blueberries next time."
>"Oh? That would be good."
"Which do you think would be better?"
>"Blueberries, maybe add some strawberries too."
"Hmm..."
>You hum in thought as he continues eating.
"So where did Lumin go anyway?"
>You ask, taking a seat.
>"Bathroom."
>The earth pony says, pointing a hoof behind you, where you can see Luminescence trotting towards you two, muzzle and mane a bit wetter than usual.
"Oh."
>You mumble as the unicorn trots straight into the kitchen.
"Anyway, Cut? How many bits do we have right now? Because I don't really have any bits right now."
>Mm, you can smell coffee.
>Swallowing another bite of the pancakes, he says.
>"I have enough for most things."

>Act?
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>>33744568
Boy that sure is vague and doesn't answer anything. Thanks Cut. Maybe you should look into a career as a spy since you're so tight lipped. Ah well. Something to worry about later once we see the price of everything.
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>>33744568
So we can buy most 'things'? That's a relief. Things are always good to have.
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>>33744619
>>33744809

"Boy, that sure is vague and doesn't answer anything. Thanks, Cut."
>"Heh, you're welcome."
>He says with a smirk, ignoring your sarcasm.
"Maybe you should look into a career as a spy since you're so tight lipped."
>"Nah, sounds way too stressful."
"But yeah, I guess it's something to worry about later once we see the price of everything. Still, knowing we can buy most 'things' is a relief. Things are always good to have."
>"That they are."
>"Oi, you guys want some coffee?"
>You hear Luminescence asking from within the kitchen.

>Act?

Tired for some reason, guess I'm pausing.
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>>33745243
I rather not. Not after going on a coffee drinking spree I did when I was young in some desperate attempt to stay up. Just give me water.
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>>33746273
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>>33745465

"I'll rather not."
>"You sure?"
"Not after going on a coffee drinking spree I did when I was young in some desperate attempt to stay up."
>"Okay then, suit yourself. Want some tea instead? I have juice in the fridge too."
"Nah, just give me water."
>"Kay, how about you, Cut?"
>"Sure."
>"...Sugar? Cream?"
>"Yes."
>"Riiight."
>As he ducks back into the kitchen, Cut asks.
>"So what are we shopping for today? Aside from the generator."

>Act?

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>>33747583
Maybe some book of spells that the mage guild might be interested in or how about some books on how machines work. What do you think of sleeping bags in case we have to travel? Do you think we'll need camping equipment if we do have to travel? Matches, a flashlight.
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>>33747601

"Maybe some book of spells that the mage guild might be interested in, or how about some books on how machines work?"
>"I... I guess, I don't know, those things aren't as important as others."
"Aw come on, books are just as important."
>"As survival stuff? I think not."
>"Here you two go."
>Lumin says, magic setting down a mug filled with water in front of you.
>"Oh, thanks."
>You hear Cut saying, as he moves his coffee closer to his plate.
"Yeah, thanks."
>You say as the unicorn takes a seat.
>"Mm, so you two are talking about the stuff we should be getting?"
>"Yeah, more or less."
"So if you're more focused on the survival stuff, what do you think of sleeping bags? In case we have to travel and stuff."
>"I guess that'll be good."
>Cut says with a shrug.
>"Can't we get those there anyway?"
>"With the money we don't have?"
>"...Point. Mm, these are pretty good."
>The unicorn says, taking another bite out of his food.
"Think we would need camping equipment too? Matches, maybe a flashlight."
>"Oh definitely, there wasn't any trains or anything that I've seen while we're there."
>"Mm, think there are other towns and cities close to that place?"
>"Probably."

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>>33747849
I really wish we took a closer look and learned more about their world before we left.
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>>33747849
I remember the map showing that other cities were pretty far away and there were islands too. There might be some towns sprinkled long the way that the map we saw didn't show? We're gonna need canteens too!
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>>33747868
>>33747875

"I really wish we took a closer look and learned more about their world before we left."
>"Hindsight's twenty twenty."
>"Well gee, sorry for not wanting to stay there longer than necessary."
>Cut says with a roll of his eyes.
"I wasn't blaming you. Hmph, though now that I think about it, I remember the map showing that other cities were pretty far away and that there were islands too."
>"You saw a map? Oh, that's right."
"Yeah, there might be some towns sprinkled 'long the way that the map didn't show?"
>"I guess that would make the most sense."
>"So if we're getting camping supplies, huh?"
"Ye, we're gonna need canteens too!"
>"You really planning on traveling? I was under the impression that we're just gonna hang around the city."
>Cut mutters.
>"Honestly, I don't know how that'll work out, it's not like we can spend forever there and have no time pass back here."

>Act?

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We're gonna need stuff when exploring those ruins. Do you think maybe... we'll need weapons like a sword or a shield?
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>>33748286
Well, how long do we plan to be there, or are we just winging it? We do have to worry over supplies while we stay over there, but as long as we can find some way to earn money there we might be able to stay. Although, at that point, it's basically just moving in temporarily.

We can also technically leech off the king over there and/or any would-be officials from Equestria interested in spending for such an opportunity in exploring and making contact with a new world.

>>33748438
Unsure if we have the money to spend on decent quality weapons.
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>>33748438
>>33748564

"We're gonna need stuff when exploring those ruins."
>"We are? Are we even allowed to?"
>"If we're not, I'll just use my 'royal authority' or something."
>"Pretty sure that's not going to work."
"Think we might need weapons? Like a sword or a shield?"
>Do you have the money to spend on decent quality weapons?
>Where the heck do you even go to buy one?
>...Can you even own one?
>"...Can any of us even use a weapon? I mean, of course we can, but I don't want us stabbing ourselves or something?"
>"If you can somehow hurt yourself when you have magic to hold the weapon, I'll be very impressed."
>As the unicorn scrunches at your brother, you say.
"Well, aside from that, how long do we plan to be there? Or are we just winging it?"
>"We are not winging something like this. Good point though, I've been meaning to bring this up myself. 'How' long exactly of a trip are you two planning on taking?"
>"I don't know, days? You two can't just not show to work like I can. Though you're kinda the boss, aren't you?"
>"I don't have anypony else that can just take over for me like you can, you know. And how are you so sure that you can just leave it all to somepony else?"
>"I mean, my sis is there, she literally lives in the shop, so I'm sure it'll be fine if she dealt with things for a while."
>"Don't you do the actual enchanting and everything?"
>"It'll be fine!"
>The unicorn says nonchalantly, taking a sip of his coffee.
"We would have to worry over supplies while we're over there, but as long as we can find some way to earn money there we should be okay. Although, at that point, it's basically just moving in temporarily."
>"Leaching off the king there's always an option. Yes, I know it doesn't sit right with you, Cut."
"Any would-be officials from Equestria interested in spending for the whole 'exploring and making contact with a new world' gig would do too."
>"Yeah, but that means we would have to... you know, tell them about out plans and stuff."

>Act?
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reee character limits. Anyway, have an update before the day ends, thanks for being here.
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>>33749084
Didn't we already tell them? I told that officer that came for you, Lumin, that you possibly knew a way back? Did they not question you on that?
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>>33749084
I don't think anyone would want to anyway.
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>>33749116
>>33749423

"Didn't we already told them? I told that officer that you possibly knew of a way back, did they not question you on that?"
>"Yeah, thanks for that by the way."
>The unicorn mutters sarcastically.
>"I told them what I know, which isn't much, let's be honest here. I didn't say anything about wanting to go back there though, no."
"Oh. I don't think anyone would want to put their bits on something like this anyway."
>"Eh, I'm sure somepony out there would find it interesting. Not like those ponies don't have the bits to spare."

>Act?
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>>33751262
Who would we even bring this too? Do either of you know any rich ponies?
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>>33751262
Sorry for suddenly revealing to the police that you knew a way back. I guess I just saw little point in keeping it a secret. At most, they would've wanted you to tell them your plan before letting you go.
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>>33751319
>>33751466

"Who would we even bring this too? Do either of you know any rich ponies?"
>"Nope!"
>"Yeah, sure, we know of them, I'm sure you know some of them too. But they don't know any of us."
>Cut says as he takes another sip of his drink.
"Oh. Mm, sorry for suddenly revealing to the police that you knew a way back. I guess I just saw little point in keeping it a secret."
>"It's alright, I just didn't wanna deal with all the inevitable questions."
"At most, they would've wanted you to tell them your plan before letting you go."
>"I seriously doubt that they would be okay with you ponies just going back there."
>Cut mutters.
>"Eh... who knows? We're the ones that know the most about the place so far."

>Act?
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>>33751591
Reality hopping shouldn't have any rules attached to it.
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>>33751591
And know so little at the same time. We know only the very basics. However, we do personally know the king and can give a good word to those that choose to come. So basically just one step below diplomats. Or Lumin can just his 'royalty' status to take over rhe kingdom


And they would have to be fine letting us go, because we can say we're going to go woth or without them. It's a dirty trick that basically threatens us, citizens of Equestria, from getting hurt, as much as I don't like the idea.
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>>33751619
>>33751750

"And know so little at the same time. We know only the very basics."
>"That's still much more than literally anypony else."
"However, we do personally know the king and can give a good word to those that choose to come."
>"Ha, I guess it makes sense that officials might want to make contact and stuff."
"We'll basically be just one step below diplomats. Or Lumin can just his 'royalty' status to take over the kingdom."
>"I don't think that's going to work out well."
>"Yeah, I'll rather not have anything to do with that."
>...
"Reality hopping shouldn't have any rules attached to it."
>You mutter, leaning back in your seat.
>"Well, it's there for a reason."
"Heh, they would have to be fine with letting us go though."
>"Hmm?"
"Because we can always say we're going to go with or without them. It's a dirty trick that basically threatens us, citizens of Equestria, from getting hurt, as much as I don't like the idea."
>"I... I don't think-Swift, threatening the-that's stupid!"
>"Let's just not get the officials involved."
>Luminescence says, munching on the rest of his pancakes.

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>>33752225
Never said the plan that basically threatens self-harm wasn't stupid. Just laying down all the options. Even the bad ones.
Are we really sure we want to do this alone?
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>>33752225
So any other ideas for things we might need in case we're in for a long term stay or anything unpredictable happens? Maybe a pair of scissors or notebook papers and pens and pencils so that we can write stuff down.
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>>33752254
>>33752255

"Never said that plan wasn't stupid. Just laying down all the options. Even the bad ones."
>"Yeah, but still."
"Are we really sure we want to do this alone?"
>"If I had my way, we won't even be considering doing this."
>"We know, Cut."
>"Hmph."
>"And yeah, personally, I'll rather not get anypony else involved. Though I'll admit that it's probably smarter to involve the officials."
"Hmm, we might be getting off track. Any other ideas for things we might need? In case we're in for a long term stay or anything unpredictable happens?"
>"Honestly, I can't really think of anything besides travelling equipment and supplies."
>"I don't blame you, not everyday you get to plan for a trip to another world."
"Maybe a pair of scissors or notebook papers and pens and pencils so that we can write stuff down."
>"Pretty sure they have those there."
>"I guess? Lumie has a ton of those around here."

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>>33752396
How about we bring a first aid kit and also rainboots so we don't step in anything while walking. Think we should bring an umbrella?
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>>33752396
How many non-fiction books should we bring with us? So much potential knowledge we could introduce.
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>>33752456
>>33752486

"How about we bring a first aid kit and also rain boots so we don't step in anything while walking. Think we should bring an umbrella?"
>"First aid kit's a good idea, wouldn't hurt to have rain boots and umbrellas too, I guess."
>"Do they control the weather there, I wonder."
>"Probably. I don't see why they won't."
>"There wasn't a lot of pegasi there."
"How many non-fiction books should we bring with us? So much potential knowledge we could introduce."
>"Uh, I don't hecking know, don't waste all our money on that, please. I'm sure all of that would be completely unnecessary."

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>>33752554
Alright. Let's start agreeing what the essentials should be. We need a weapon. Maybe a baseball bat if we can't get a sword. Or we go to a hardware store and get an axe. Next we need a flashlight and batteries because you never know when we'll be in the dark. First aid kit to take care of wounds. A book of magical spells that might help us in predicaments. A canteen to drink water out of. I'm thinking we focus on exploring those ruins. Agree? Disagree?
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>>33752554
How is introducing new knowledge to another world one of the least useful things to show them? It almost seems irresponsible not attempting to do so, not unnecessary.
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Another thing we need is all of us need to get whistles for in case we get separated. We just blow into it and follow the sound to each other. How about filters so that we're sure we drink clean water.
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>>33752917
>>33753846
>>33754366

"How is introducing new knowledge to another world one of the least useful things to show them? I don't see how it's 'unnecessary', it almost seems irresponsible, not attempting to do so."
>"It just seems like they don't really need any of this. I can afford to be a bit selfish with our funds when our frigging house is in pieces."
>"Heh, why don't we start with the essentials, then work our way up?"
"Alright. Let's start agreeing on what the essentials should be. We need a weapon."
>"Mm hmm, but what sort of weapon?"
>The unicorn asks.
"I don't know, a sword? Maybe a baseball bat if we can't get a sword. Or we could go to the hardware store and get an axe!"
>"Mm, having a weapon's better than nothing, I suppose."
>"Just in case, but hopefully we'll never need to use one."
"Next, we need a flashlight, along with batteries because you never know when we'll be in the dark."
>"We do have Lumie here if we need light."
>"Gee, glad to know I'm a glorified flashlight."
>"Heh, but yeah, flashlight's a good thing to have. What's next, medicine?"
"First aid kit to take care of wounds, a book of spells that might help us in predicaments."
>"Spellbooks?"
>"Nah, I have the books, and the spells I do know should do."
"Hmm, canteen to drink water out of? With filters? What about whistles? Just in case we get separated."
>"Maybe we should be writing a list down."
>Your brother mutters.
>"Aw it'll be fine."
"So once we're there, I'm thinking that we focus on exploring those ruins. Agree? Disagree?"
>"You already know I don't like the idea."
>Cut mutters.
>"I don't mind paying that place another visit."

>Act?
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>>33754678
Our last visit there was so uneventful, and we never got a good luck at everything there. Think of it like a tourist visit into the everfree forest.
Okay that might be a bad example.
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>>33754678
I think everything mentioned is what's most important right now. Oh and maybe a pair of good boots.
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>>33754710
>>33754750

"Our last visit there was so uneventful, and we never got a good look at everything there."
>"And what's more exciting that doing dangerous things, right?"
"Think of it as a tourist visit into the... Everfree Forest!"
>"..."
>Your brother narrows his eyes at you.
>"Isn't that the forest that's filled with all sorts of monsters or something?"
"Okay, that might be a bad example. but you get what I meant!"
>"Bad's an understatement."
"Anyway! I think everything mentioned is what's most important right now. Oh, and maybe a pair of good boots."
>"Yeah, think that's a good enough list."
>"That, and camping tools, plus supplies, just in case."

>Act?
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>>33755046
Alright. Let's write this down and then we can go on with the day. We don't want to forget anything while we're there.
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>>33755046
We should really be writing this down instead of just voicing it.
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>>33755077
>>33755136

"We should really be writing this down instead of just voicing it."
>"Yeah yeah, let me go up and grab a pen."
>The unicorn says, getting back up.
>"I'll wash the dishes."
>Your brother says, gather the plates and moving into the kitchen.
>As Lumin comes back downstairs, you say.
"Alright, let's write this down and then we can go on with the day."
>Don't wanna forget anything and have to go back there for them.
>"Mm, so let's go over the things again."
>......
>Some time later, you're done with the list.
>"Alright! Should we head out now? Could get lunch while we're at it too."

>Act?
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>>33755204
Yeah. So what do we head towards first? A place to get her generator?
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>>33755204
Sure. What first though? Generator is the most important, so we could start there.
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>>33755223
>>33755271

"Yeah, so what do we head towards first? Generator's the most important, so we could start there?"
>"I'm all for that."
>"It's not going to be like, huge, right?"
>"Eh, it depends."
>"Of course it does."
>Cut mutters with a sigh.
>"Heh, you ready? Cus we are."
>"Yeah, just give me a sec."
>"You really like that hat, eh?"
>Lumin says as Cut trots out of sight.
>Oh right, you put that on a while earlier.
"Yeah, it looks pretty cool, doesn't it?"
>"Well, considering you got it from that place, I'll say it's cool just based off of that."

>Act?
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>>33755365
...So it doesn't look cool on me?
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>>33755365
Maybe we can get another. Anyway let's wait for everyone to be ready.
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>>33755380
>>33755387

"...So it doesn't look cool on me?"
>"Naw, it looks great on you."
"Heh, maybe we can get another one."
>"In a different colour? Or a spare?"
"Hmm... I don't know yet."
>......

>Some time later, you find yourself outside.
>"At least the weather's nice today."
>"Oh yeah, there's a rain scheduled for tomorrow, right?"
>"Mm hmm, I don't need an umbrella, so feel free to take mine when you're heading out."
>"Okay, okay. Thanks."
>"So... we're getting this so we can power our stuff, right? So it'll be best if it was easily portable? Considering we're gonna be bringing it along?"

>Act?
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>>33755423
Depends. Maybe we can get one with wheels on it and a handle so we just have to push and pull it.
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>>33755423
Portability is preferable. Yes.
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>>33755430
>>33755466

"Depends. Maybe we can get one with wheels on it and a handle so we just have to push and pull it."
>"Guess we can really only decide on it when we get there."
"But yeah, portability is preferable, yes."
>"Aren't you two only planning on setting it up at... well... what remains of your house?"
>"Eh..."

>Act?

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>>33755563
Yes, but when we are considering moving around and exploring a bit, being portable for our things will be essential.
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>>33756535
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>>33756091

"Yes, but when we're considering moving around and exploring a bit, being portable for our things will be essential."
>"Ah, I see."
>"Yeah, plus, we have to bring the thing there with us, I don't know about you, but I think bringing a huge heavy thing over will be a bit of a chore."
>"Okay, portable it is."
>"And reasonably priced, we're on a budget here."
>"Yeah yeah, I know, I know."

>A long trek later, you find yourself in the center of the town.
>Trying to look pass the ponies wandering around, your unicorn friend glances around, saying.
>"Should be right here... ah, there it is."
>He points at a small little building near the corner of the street.
>There's a few signs hung up, and a bunch of random machines just outside, including a washing machine, a old looking fridge, a grandfather clock and a crooked lamp.
>"Uh huh, you've been here before?"
>"Yeah, I know the owner."

>Say something?

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>>33758126
Ask how they know him and how you should act there. Is he a laid back guy? Serious and we should be quiet? Do you think he could recommend a good generator?
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>>33758126
Looks like a bunch of discount machines. Not that it's a bad thing, of course. We are on a budget as Cut keeps commenting on in vain.
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>>33758189
>>33758270

"Looks like a bunch of discount machines. Not that it's a bad thing, of course. We 'are' on a budget, as Cut keeps commenting on in vain."
>"Hmph."
>The earth pony huffs at your comment.
>"Hahaha, I'm sure you'll find the price reasonable. Heck, I'll pitch in for it too."
"So you know the owner?"
>"Yeah, he's a friend, knew him from school."
"He a laid back guy? Should I be wary about how I act?"
>"I doubt that you need to be worried about something like that, we're the customer here."
>"Yeah, he's cool, don't worry about it."
"Do you think he could recommend a good generator?"
>"If I didn't think that, we wouldn't be here. Plus, if it doesn't work out, he can get us one or point us in the right direction."

>Say something?

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>>33758949
So a win-win? Well, you better introduce us to him then.
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I think we can let the thread die, I'm not feeling well and I'm gonna be busy until the 23rd anyway.
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>>33760351
Hope you feel better then.



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