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You can’t remember the last time you’ve been in for a proper physical. No, seriously, you can’t remember, although you know you’d gotten yourself checked out at least three...four? Times after getting to the Intersection. Your body is generally hard to hurt and quick to heal, and it takes some powerful stuff to get you sick properly; your resistance laughs at anything that’s not supervirus-esque in origin. And it’s for that and other reasons you decide on what you do regarding how these Aegis scientists want to treat you.

“I’d MUCH rather you not go looking inside me,” you quickly mention. “Seems a bit personal. How about you stick to old fashioned external testing and hypotheses? I’ll do any sorta general physical tests or exposure stuff, but if I get poked with anything, I’m poking right back.” You don’t want them to even get a potential hint of what might be in your blood. Like hell you’re going to be...you dunno, cloned or turned into a drug or anything.

Naturally, the man pouts intensely, but after a forlorn sigh he nods. “Very well, fine. There’s still a few things we can do. First thing’s first, I’d like to measure your breathing and general lung capacity, heart rate, etc, if you don’t mind, basic physiological gauging, and then we can move on to some more indepth- but still very external- testing. If you’ll follow me…”

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You start to follow, only to pause as you hear the clanking of metal besides you- seems that Jago and Prima are intending to stick with you. As you stop, they both look up in what you swear is indignance. “Wot? Like we ain’t gonna keep an optic on everythin’ what they look fer.”

“I have to agree,” Prima adds. “I feel as though I would be more assured of your well-being if we were in close proximity.”

The scientist actually laughs at this. “Ahah...boy, personal protection protocols in these things? AND an artificial personality?” He looks at you with something close to pity. “Don’t worry, Scrapper or no, you’ll be fine under our watch. It’ll just be like you asked, nothing major, don’t worry.”

> “I’ll have them along anyway. Come on, you two.” Might as well bring them along. Why not?
> “...lemme give them a few orders to keep them busy. You go on ahead, I’ll catch up.” You want them to keep an eye on the outside, or in case any of the bigwigs show up.
> “What about just one of them?” Pick one to stay out, and the other to come with you.
> Other
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>>3745994
>> “...lemme give them a few orders to keep them busy. You go on ahead, I’ll catch up.” You want them to keep an eye on the outside, or in case any of the bigwigs show up.
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>>3745994
>> “...lemme give them a few orders to keep them busy. You go on ahead, I’ll catch up.” You want them to keep an eye on the outside, or in case any of the bigwigs show up.
> “What about just one of them?” Pick one to stay out, and the other to come with you.
One outside, the other inside. I assume Jago would prefer to be out, but either way works.

Welcome back.
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>>3745994
> “What about just one of them?” Pick one to stay out, and the other to come with you.
>Jago can go and try listen what the grunts and pilots think of us
>Prima stays - she should try to access data on their equipment and check their readings
Welcome back, boss!
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>>3745994
> “...lemme give them a few orders to keep them busy. You go on ahead, I’ll catch up.” You want them to keep an eye on the outside, or in case any of the bigwigs show up.
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>>3745994
> “...lemme give them a few orders to keep them busy. You go on ahead, I’ll catch up.” You want them to keep an eye on the outside, or in case any of the bigwigs show up.

Also I tried a fruity Cream Soda the other day Handler. I can see why Miranda like this stuff now.
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>>3745994
>> “What about just one of them?” Pick one to stay out, and the other to come with you.

>"Swan has medical software installed, and she could use something or someone to use it on."
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>>3745994
>“I’ll have them along anyway. Come on, you two.” Might as well bring them along. Why not?
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Tied between one or both.

10 minutes and I'll roll for it.
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>>3746114
Changing my vote >>3746057
to taking Swan (Prima) with us. Maybe she can inform us should Aegis try anything funny.
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And Prima it is.

>>3746057
>>3746168
Also good man. Glad you saw the light.
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>>3745994
> “...lemme give them a few orders to keep them busy. You go on ahead, I’ll catch up.” You want them to keep an eye on the outside, or in case any of the bigwigs show up.

>>3746057
That is real? How was it?
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>>3746174
Much sweeter than a regular coke, with a hint of ice cream.

If I'm to describe it deeply, it's like a carbohydrate ice cream drink, with the flavor of your choice. Mine is citrus, and I also didn't expect it to be green-colored. Delicious nonetheless.
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>>3746195
Wait real ice cream is melted into the drink, or is a flavor added in by a machine?
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>>3745994
>>3746027
>>3746028
>>3746058
>>3746168
Thinking about it, both of them is a bit much, but...well, you don’t know what they might try. Might be good to have someone stay outside. And considering you’re going to be in an area with a bunch of electronics and delicate technology… “What about just one of them?” you ask, trying to put a bit of forlornness into your voice. “Swan’s got some medical programming...it’d make me feel better if she was here as a second opinion.” Whether he buys it or not, you’re unsure, but at the least his expression lets you know the answer.

“I...suppose so. Can’t hurt, can it?” He sounds like he’s convincing himself as you kneel down at Jago, who’s already huffing.

“Just want you to keep an eye outside on things. Y’know, in case anyone questionable comes up.” You even pat him on the head to keep up appearances (alright, AND because he does this sulk and half wave thing that amuses you a bit), before he nods and heads out. Prima gives him a companionable hand on his shoulder, which perks him up a bit, before you turn back to the scientist.

“Right then. This way.” Prima follows as well as he explains himself and the area you find yourself in. “This is our biological studies wing. We study all manner of life here...or at least, that was the original intent. For the longest while it’s mostly been Seither’s interaction with various living organisms and how we might be able to harness its apparent energetic qualities...well, that, or nullify them. Either works at this point.” As you walk past an open door, you peek in, and you can see an immense room, full of cages of various animals; mostly rabbits and smaller creatures, but the occasional larger, such as a lion or gazelle or lamb. They’re- ah, passed it. Can’t see anymore. “The first place I think it would be prudent to take you is where we call the matchbox. It’s where we essentially run initial Seither scans for absolutely anything irradiated; from what we're told, it should light up like a candle in regards to you." Turning to the bot, he considers her as well, surprisingly. “Hmmmm...you as well. It's technically for biological organisms, but you may have some residual Seither that we might want to clean off. Just in case.”

>Roll 2d100, best of 3.
(The rolls are not for Miranda.)
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Rolled 93, 62 = 155 (2d100)

>>3746240
I'm leaning towards flavor, the drink was very clear. But don't quote me on that, the drink was canned and I don't know what they did behind the scenes.
>>3746245
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Rolled 22, 81 = 103 (2d100)

>>3746245
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Rolled 66, 74 = 140 (2d100)

>>3746245
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>>3746249
>>3746266
>93, 81
nice
>(The rolls are not for Miranda.)
...maybe nice?
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>>3746288
Maybe it is for our next mission.

>>3746249
Yeah I was confused when you said it had a taste of ice cream. I mean ice cream soda sounds normal compare to other stuff that was invented like fried coke.
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>>3746288
I think it's for bots.
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>>3746249
>>3746266

Something something ghost in the machine something something nature of souls. I was trying to come up with a good line and I couldn't without sounding hokey.

Writing.
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>>3746245
>>3746249
>>3746266
>>3746270
“Alright, just stand there, arms out to your sides- perfect. Just like that.” The matchbox isn’t anything but a small grey cube and some optical sensors on each wall. Soon, his voice comes out of a speaker somewhere. “This’ll be easy enough. Now, just give it a moment…”

You can see the sensor in front of you blinking lightly a bit, going from green to red intermittently at first before flashing red constantly. “Yup, looking about as expected...mostly. Huh. Strange. You’ve got the same wavelength as Seither, but we’re talking a much lower frequency and...well, I won’t bore you with details, but it seems like whatever you’ve got going on in you, you’ve got a shitton of it, but it’s...stabilized the Seither somehow. Made it calmer, less volatile on the body. Damn, that explains a bit right there…god knows we haven’t managed that yet. And any- wha?” There’s a long pause, during which you chance a look at Prima, who’s looking right back at you- you’re both wondering what’s going on.

“Hello out there?” you call. “Still here?”

There’s a yelp in response. “Ah! Yes, yes, just...the readings from your AICA are...very curious.”

Hm. “Curious how?”

“Curious as in...there’s a similar stabilized Seither output inside it. Right in her center. It’s extremely faint, but...it’s there. Different...gah, put it like this; the readings aren’t consistent with common Seither usage OR your stabilized variant, by the looks of it...and it’s constant. Contained. It’s VERY faint, but it’s there and circulating. There’s not even any dropoff I can measure…”

You blink, then your head swivels right back to Prima as she meets your wide eyes with her own. If what he was, translated over to what you know is accurate…

This...Prima has mana?

The bots have mana? In actual circulation?

Prima’s eyes swivel in thought. “Oh. This may require a database update.”

No kidding.

(Done for now because I've got noble kids to certify in many new classes. And then make them go kill assholes because I am the BEST teacher.)
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>>3746369
LORIIIIIII

What house?
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>>3746369
Thanks for running!
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>>3746369
You're a real girl Prima. Good night.
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>>3746373
Eagles. I originally picked them because they seemed the most dysfunctional and I enjoy a challenge. Come to like all of 'em.
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>>3746422
I'm more of a Lions/Deers guy. While the leaders all have their issues, El is just the closest to outright ruthless/evil for me, no matter how things turned out in the end.
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>>3746369
Well this is a surprise
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>>3746369
>This...Prima has mana?
>The bots have mana? In actual circulation?
Didn't we scan them for mana? Did something change?

When we get back they'll have to talk to other bots and compare notes. My first thought is that a soul generates mana. But maybe they've been exposed to something, or the particular way they were given true intelligence caused it and it's been building very slowly.
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>>3746369
A bump for your good taste.
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I wonder if the physical examination will include measuring Miranda's bust size.
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what the heck
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>>3746564
>Didn't we scan them for mana?
Well, the scientist is saying that the reading is very faint; there is the chance that we couldn't detect it due to that.
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It could be that it developed later, or is still developing
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>>3746564
Prima was exposed to Lori's ghost ability so maybe it was there mana started to form. Now I wonder if Prima's mana is unique or does it have the same color as Lori's mana.
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>>3747206
That makes the most sense. Whatever black box tech that Lori messed with probably gave her mana eventually. The question now is does she just have the bit and that's it, or does she have the capacity to grow her mana?

Also this means it's THEORYCRAFTING TIME FOR PRIMA MOVESET.
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>>3747701
Judging from that test, she (and jago) only have enough mana for the simplest of things, aka, the stone comms. We could try to boost their mana and magical prowess by giving them their personal mana crystals, but given that they are already combat capable, i dont think they'll benefit much from it.
Also, this is the perfect chance to use the interdimensional comms and tell owlia about this. We could even try to make a data transfer test to see how reliable is the conection with encrypted messages as well.
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>>3748245
>Also, this is the perfect chance to use the interdimensional comms
While we're being medically examined?
>and tell owlia about this.
This first test isn't expected to do get anything but static. That's why she wants us to use the recorder.
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>>3748393
i think he means during the down time we have not right now
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Maybe Lorelei can uplift Jago as well?
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>>3748948
jago got uplifted almost at the same time as prima.
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>>3748948
She already did it after she finished her job in Robattler world. I'm pretty sure some of her pervyness rubbed off on him, too.

Speaking of, I'm wondering what Jago and Prima's opinions are on how AICAs are treated by humans in this world.
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>>3749013
Probably the same as when they were in robattler world. In both worlds bots were built to aid and fight for their handlers. If anything they probably think AICAs are more valued in this world, since not everyone can have their own for personal use.
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>>3747701
Oh joy.

More time wasted on the bots.

> They contribute nothing but entertainment


> People refuse to bring along actually useful people who would actually be minor NPCs working on the background

I don't actually hate Prima and Jago, I just hate everything the represent about where this quest has gone since we got them.

Handler should just shovel nostalgic themes into the quest and go full Michael Bay. Instantly be the most popular quest.
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>>3750460
what?
You understand the purpose of this whole mission, right?
nice bait i guess, took me a while to get it. 8/10
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>>3750460
I know that quest.....was it run by [REDACTED]?
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I got a promotion today, so you all get a...short run.

Damn, that sounded a lot better in my head. Anyway, writing in a bit.
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>>3750997
Congratulations, Handler! May your rule be profitable and your leadership strong!
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>>3750997
That is great news. You should skip the run today and celebrate, we can wait a few days.
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>>3750997
All hail the newly promoted Handler!
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>>3750997
Uhull good news everyone!!
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>>3746369
“Well...this is HIGHLY unusual by itself, really,” the man states. “We’re definitely going to have to have some talks and run some tests; you sure we can’t take a bit deeper of a look inside-”

“No,” you quickly shut down. “I already said so.”

“Hmm.” He seems undeterred. “Well, what about your bot? We could-”

“Still no.” The words come as Prima quickly barks off a ‘no please!’ of her own, not that it was necessary. “Just stick to what we agreed on.”

A loud sigh comes his way. “Fine, fine…aside from that, we’re done here, so step on out and I’ll meet you on the other end.” As you start to leave, you can hear him mutter: “Damn scrappers and their me-first attitudes, seriously…”

You’ll ignore that for now. Stepping out, there’s a number of instruments that you’re not quite sure about. They all have a white and blue color scheme, but that’s about it.

“Alright, considering you’re not really willing to consent to anything deeper, that limits our options to a few things. First, though, I’d like to get a basic physical measurement of you. Height, weight, and a few other stats. Then we can move on to the fun-ish stuff; measuring your output and effects of minor Seither exposure, and possibly a few other small scale tests…”

Right. Well, the basic measurements are simple enough. Although when you get to the others…

“Okay, so we’re going to be doing some exposure testing right now. Just going to have you do some physical exercises while we measure the burnoff of your naturalized Seither…then we’ll expose you a bit to the raw stuff, get data of that, you get the picture. Ideally, we'll learn how much your body's acclimatized to the stuff, and see if there's any long-term issues you might not be aware of.”

“Mmhm.” Sure. There aren't, but you can't blame them for being curious.

>Roll 3d20, best of three.
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Rolled 11, 18, 4 = 33 (3d20)

>>3751143
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Rolled 19, 11, 5 = 35 (3d20)

>>3751143
Hi Handler! Congrats on the promotion by the way.
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Rolled 2, 12, 6 = 20 (3d20)

>>3751143
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Rolled 1, 8, 1 = 10 (3d20)

>>3751143
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Rolled 15, 11, 12 = 38 (3d20)

>>3751143
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Rolled 5, 17, 14 = 36 (3d20)

>>3751143
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>>3751168
Oof that would have caused a lab accident.
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This guy's good. Mostly. Writing.
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>>3751143
It’s really more of a general workout routine than anything particularly ‘science-y’ aside from putting on a couple of electrodes which you nearly objected to, but decided should be fine. As you go through the various exercises, he for once stays mostly quiet unless informing you that he was done for now and wanted to switch you to something else. You end up going through a full 1 hour workout routine with his constant measurements, and soon after he ushers you to another, smaller room, this one clearly divided in two by thick glass and meant to be more of an observatorial room, clearly. You step in the room (with Prima watching closely), and he places a very small vial of Seither down in front of him in a compartment, then presses a button and it shunts into the room. “Inhale this, please.” A couple more panels open up- clearly scanning equipment.

It’s barely a puff, but you do it- and it’s CERTAINLY enough to rev things up inside you again ever so slightly- that rush of energy comes back, and you’re wondering if it might be a good idea to show off a bit- he’s already expecting something amazing, right? You can do amazing- to him. Just a quick burn of mana like with your Energy Channel would probably freak him out and calm you down. Geez, you need to run this off or something, damn.

>Current Mana: 12600/12500

“I’m reading slightly elevated heartrate, Seither levels have increased as expected...hm.” There’s a pause, and you’re about to ask what the heck’s keeping him before he continues. “Can you do me a favor and try to stay as still as possible?”

What? Why? Ugh, fine. Stillness, huh?



...It doesn’t last long. Maybe fifteen, twenty seconds before you start tapping your foot. Damnit, you’re twitching a bit.

“Fascinating…” Lovely for him. You’re not nearly as wound up as before with the Scrappers, but it’s still something. “Alright, now, we’ll wait until you naturally burn it out for now, and we’ll be done for the day. I’d like you to come back tomorrow, however…the next day as well if you’re available.”

And so it goes.

The next day after said ‘experiments’, which thankfully was early in the afternoon, you find yourself approached by Jago as you all step into your quarters. “Just what’re they gettin’ out of this? I’m skeptical.”

“Unsure,” Prima admits. “They claim it is data for the purposes of improving their own research into Seither, but to what ends are still unknown. My hypothesis is that they may use it for biological weapons development.”

“More than likely,” you admit. Today was largely still available, so…

>Might as well see if there’s any new rumors around the base...egh.
>Maybe try that multiversal comm thing- you DID bring it with you, so…
>Wonder if there’s anyone that might be up for a bit of sparring.
>Other
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>>3751311
>Might as well see if there’s any new rumors around the base...egh.
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>>3751311
>Maybe try that multiversal comm thing- you DID bring it with you, so…
>Send bots to listen to rumors
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>>3751311
>>Maybe try that multiversal comm thing- you DID bring it with you, so…
It would be a waste to not test it if we brought it along for that purpose to begin with.
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>>3751311
>Maybe try that multiversal comm thing- you DID bring it with you, so…
Get the camera rolling, after this maybe we can find some people to annoy.
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>>3751311
>Maybe try that multiversal comm thing- you DID bring it with you, so…
But after this, it's time for some random encounters.
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damn, I'm falling asleep at my chair. Gonna have to continue this tomorrow.
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>>3751311
>Maybe try that multiversal comm thing- you DID bring it with you, so…
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>>3751311
>>Wonder if there’s anyone that might be up for a bit of sparring.
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>>3751311
>>Maybe try that multiversal comm thing- you DID bring it with you, so…
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>>3751311
>Maybe try that multiversal comm thing- you DID bring it with you, so…
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>>3751311
>Maybe try that multiversal comm thing- you DID bring it with you, so…
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>>3751311 #
>Maybe try that multiversal comm thing- you DID bring it with you, so…
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>>3751311
>>Maybe try that multiversal comm thing- you DID bring it with you, so…
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>>3751311
>Might as well see if there’s any new rumors around the base...egh.
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Oh yeah, and happy promotion day Handler. Good luck finding a new place.
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>>3752165
Not grumpy enough
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>>3752401
I'd give it as pass, as she's being showered in what she loves most: money. That's also a good pic though.
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>>3752418
>she's being showered in what she loves most: money.
tangential question, but do you think that if she were given the chance and there would be no way that somebody would know, would she return to her old chuunni ways?
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>>3752824
Who, Miranda? Then yes she still calls out nedula buster even when she is against move calling. So she wants to be a little bit chuuni or full chuuni for like five minutes.
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>>3752165
Are those in Zimbabwe dollars or something? She don't seem too impressed.
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>>3752824
I think she would. There's occasional flashes of it whenever she throws out a buster, or someone pisses her off enough to start making her snark at them. I don't think she would go full bore like she might have used to, because decades of habit are hard to break, but I get the feeling that she would absolutely mouth off a lot more than she does if she knew for certain that nobody would ever see.



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