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(11:47:38) Minaplo: [Another day at their desks; the frivolity of Japan seemed a lifetime away now, even though it had barely been a few days.-
(11:48:27) Minaplo: [Maya had been here first, before Sera had arrived; a wicker gift basket sat on her desk. Every so often she'd rifle through it and take out some treat, such as a chocolate or a candied apple.]
(11:52:27) Sept: After greetings, Sera hung up his coat, arrayed a bunch of papers onto his desk in silence and sat down.-
(11:52:44) Sept: "Maya?"
(11:53:27) Minaplo: ["Huh?"]
(11:53:31) Sept: "New admirer?"
(11:53:56) Minaplo: ["N-None of your business." She said, an all-too-familiar shade of red filling her face.]
(11:56:14) Sept: "Okay," Sera said simply, returning to his papers.
(12:00:24) Minaplo: [And so they fell silent, their words replaced with the sound of shuffling sheafs of papers, the tapping of keys and, every so often, the sound of cracking chocolate.]
(12:07:46) Sept: And every so often, when he thought he had all the information arranged correctly, Sera would go consult with Archivist to properly memorize it, always immediately returning, but having spent minutes or hours elsewhere. This much was obvious from the way its whistle, dangling by its light silvery chain, hung on top of Sera's shirt instead of tucked out of view like it would be anywhere else.-
(12:08:07) Sept: "Did they come to a consensus on the black boxes?"
(12:15:10) Minaplo: ["Uh, not yet…"]
(12:16:20) Sept: "Are they gonna?"
(12:26:12) Minaplo: ["I think so. I don't know what the consensus will be… What're your thoughts?"]
(12:29:08) Sept: "I don't know. I think if we poke them, it'll be apparent to everyone, if their spies haven't found out by now."
(12:35:22) Minaplo: ["But if we leave them alone…"]
(12:37:48) Sept: "Yeah, if the spies do know, then we might as well act as soon as possible. Especially since it's starting to seem like a remote kill switch isn't possible…"
(12:43:04) Minaplo: ["So ultimately the faster we move the better."]
(12:45:00) Sept: "Yeah. I think I'd prepare however I could and just do it."
(12:51:53) Minaplo: ["Reckon you can persuade them?"]
(12:54:25) Sept: "Don't think it's my place. They're not going to let fear stop them."
(13:07:38) Minaplo: ["Hmm."-
(13:07:44) Minaplo: [There came then a knock at the door.]
(13:11:50) * Sept had long since taken up the mantle of responder-in-chief. He wheeled his chair away from his desk, got up and opened the door for the guest/invader.
(13:20:50) Minaplo: [It was Ritsuko. As tribute for the Chief Responder, she had brought a small parcel of assorted pastries. "Not interrupting, am I?"]
(13:25:29) Sept: Sera gestured her in, eyeing the pastries excitedly. "Nah. Bake those yourself?"
(13:44:44) Minaplo: ["Nah." Said Ritsuko.-
(13:44:50) Minaplo: ["Any for me?" Said Maya hopefully.-
(13:45:03) Minaplo: ["You've got enough." Said Ritsuko, eyeing Maya's basket.-
(13:45:04) Minaplo: ["Hmph."]
(13:46:50) Sept: "Hehe. What's the occasion?"
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(13:53:38) Minaplo: ["I've been looking over the reports- the ones on remote synching?"]
(13:56:48) Sept: "Yes? For the Ayanamis?"
(13:57:55) Minaplo: ["No. Well. Yes. But not about them." Said Ritsuko. "I think we can apply it to Tsucchin."]
(14:00:54) Sept: Sera gasped and glanced back at Maya, looking for guidance.-
(14:01:46) Sept: "That sounds… positive?" He barely managed to contain himself with the caution in his tone.
(14:10:10) Minaplo: [Maya had paused mid-snack to stare up at them; her eyes were wide.-
(14:20:54) Minaplo: ["Yes, it does." Said Ritsuko; only now, with a series of hasty nods, did her excitement start to shine through. "It all makes sense, the process can be done with E-Types…"]
(14:23:20) Sept: "B-But it's difficult? Dangerous?"
(14:32:40) Minaplo: ["It… It might even be fairly safe."]
(14:35:02) * Sept stood and stared back at her in open awe.
(14:40:38) Minaplo: ["B-But that'd mean she could walk around… And… Be herself…" Said Maya in a whisper.]
(14:46:06) Sept: "Yeah, it would! Wouldn't it? She wouldn't be bored out of her mind all day!"
(14:53:03) Minaplo: ["And it'd be better for her to be able to interact with others normally… To do things her own way." Said Ritsuko breathlessly.]
(14:58:16) Sept: "Of course, that's amazing!" Sera held his hands together on his chest, not knowing what else to do with them. "Did- did you tell her yet?!"
(15:06:10) Minaplo: ["N-Not yet. I didn't want to get her hopes up until we checked everything."]
(15:07:41) Sept: "Well, can I help?!"
(15:15:33) Minaplo: ["I- of course you can!"-
(15:15:46) Minaplo: ["This needs approval from Command though, right?" Said Maya.]
(15:17:23) Sept: "Y-Yes, well, it's not a problem, this is in their interests, too, right?"
(15:29:18) Minaplo: ["I think so, but they might not exactly rush to accept it." Said Maya slowly.]
(15:35:06) Sept: "Yes, b-but I can worry about that, if you help me explain the procedure?"
(15:36:05) Minaplo: ["I, uh. I'd be happy to." Said Maya, flushing slightly.]
(15:39:00) Sept: "Great. S-So, what happens now?"
(20:12) <Minaplo> ["Once we get approval, we can create a training regimen for Tsubaki." Said Ritsuko.]
(20:17) <Sept> "In or out of the plug?"
(20:23) <Minaplo> ["Both."]
(20:24) <Sept> "Okay. And then after some time, you'll do the procedure?"
(20:28) <Minaplo> ["Yes."]
(20:33) <Sept> "Okay," Sera said, nodding quickly. "Did you consider her special qualities? Could they interfere with the process?"
(20:36) <Minaplo> ["They shouldn't, but we won't win points by ignoring the possibility."]
(20:36) <Sept> "Is there anything we can do to look into it beforehand?"
(20:37) <Minaplo> ["Look into any reports regarding Aline and her own remote synch events, see if that did anything… Look at possible triggers as well."]
(20:40) <Sept> "I can do that."
(20:49) <Minaplo> [Ritsuko nodded. "We'll also need to create specific equipment for the process…"]
(20:50) <Sept> "Like what?"
(21:02) <Minaplo> ["I don't know exactly yet, but the equipment we have won't cut it… Probably need refined versions of our AT Field sensors and scales at the minimum, something that can detect if what we're doing is working…"]
(21:04) <Sept> "But that could be used for other candidates, as well."
(21:06) <Minaplo> ["Yes."]
(21:11) <Sept> "Good, good. We can do this, if we do it right."
(21:22) <Minaplo> ["Do we wanna go tell her?" Asked Maya.]
(21:24) <Sept> "I do. It's not like we could keep it a secret!"
(21:36) <Minaplo> […-
(21:36) <Minaplo> [Ritsuko, Sera, and Maya- basket on one arm- were not long within 03's cylindrical chamber before they'd reached the top level, which stood level with 03's head.-
(21:37) <Minaplo> [Yet… There was someone else there, sitting on a gigantic velvet plush armchair, speaking into the monitors- Albus Mortens.]
(21:44) <Sept> "…oh." The surprise wiped the smile off Sera's face. "Are we interrupting something?"
(21:56) <Minaplo> ["I dare not presume to exclude you from the experience." Said Albus.-
(21:56) <Minaplo> ["Hi, onii-chan." Came Tsubaki's voice from the monitors.]
(22:01) <Sept> "Hey, Tsubaki," Sera called as he approached, eyes fixed on the out-of-place armchair. "What're you two up to?"
(22:05) <Minaplo> ["Just chatting." Said Tsubaki.]
(22:07) <Sept> "Uh huh! I guess you haven't had time to listen in on us, then."
(22:08) <Minaplo> ["Sorry. Watching you and Maya-chan flirt awkwardly gets old."]
(22:11) <Sept> "!" A redness crept up on Sera's face, and he was left standing by Albus' chair without a retort.
(22:12) <Minaplo> [It was one matched by Maya's own. "U-Ugh."-
(22:12) <Minaplo> ["Oh hey, matching pair." Said Tsubaki lightly.]
(22:16) <Sept> "The worst," he muttered. "But I guess you find work here boring, too, so maybe we shouldn't tell you?"
(22:16) <Minaplo> ["Tell me what?"]
(22:16) * Sept just turned to look back at Ritsuko.
(22:17) <Minaplo> [Ritsuko was staring at Sera, apparently waiting for him. She coughed.-
(22:20) <Minaplo> ["Tsucchin."-
(22:20) <Minaplo> ["Mmm?"-
(22:20) <Minaplo> ["We may have a way to allow you to walk around without… Any bad effects."-
(22:21) <Minaplo> ["…" Tsubaki had narrowed her eyes now, all trace of amusement or lightness gone; her expression, from her frown to the purse of her lips, was serious.]
(22:23) <Sept> "We don't know when," Sera cut in. "We need permissions and preparations, but we can do it."
(22:25) <Minaplo> ["… I'll be able to walk around?" She said quietly. "Without going stupid?"]
(22:28) <Sept> "Without going fluffy," Sera confirmed with a smile.
(22:33) <Minaplo> ["H-How?!"]
(22:37) <Sept> "You could learn how to stay synchronized with Sangouki remotely."
(22:39) <Minaplo> ["Remotely synchronized-"-
(22:39) <Minaplo> ["Wait, does that mean I could pilot her from a distance…?"]
(22:41) <Sept> "Yep. Are there limits to it, Ritsuko?"
(22:42) <Minaplo> ["We estimate up to about 10 kilometres." Said Ritsuko.-
(22:42) <Minaplo> ["10km? But that's a pretty big distance…"]
(22:46) <Sept> "Just a couple minutes by Eva."
(22:49) <Minaplo> ["A-and… I'll still have all my abilities?!"]
(22:50) <Sept> "Should do. Probably depends on how hard you work for it."
(22:52) <Minaplo> ["Hard…?"]
(22:54) <Sept> "It's not going to be automatic. You'd have to spend a bunch of time preparing for it, too. But if you'd rather not…"
(22:56) <Minaplo> ["N-No!" She said, nearly leaping out of her seat. "I wanna! I want this so bad- don't- don't tease-"]
(23:01) <Sept> "Hehehe. I'd never do that to you. We're all going to do our best for this, okay?"
(23:02) <Minaplo> ["Okay!"-
(23:03) <Minaplo> ["Oh my God." Said Tsubaki, who was now breathing much too fast. She was flapping her hands about. "I'll be able to eat whatever I want whilst I work, I'll be free to read and write and go running or ogle whoever I want with my own damn eyes and it's no more fluffy downtime for me!"]
(23:09) <Sept> "Yup!"
(23:09) <Minaplo> ["I-I think I might cry…"]
(23:10) <Sept> "That's alright. I know how important this is to you."
(12:51:06) Minaplo: ["Just visualise all the shenanigans she can indulge in now." Said Albus cheerily.]
(12:56:44) Sept: "Sure." Sera acknowledged Albus with a brief nod. "Ritsuko's been working very hard to make this possible."
(13:09:35) Minaplo: ["How is the process coming along?" Said Albus.-
(13:09:44) Minaplo: ["Still working out some of the details- and the equipment of course…"-
(13:09:51) Minaplo: ["I would like to offer my assistance." Said Albus.]
(13:12:43) Sept: "I think we'll gladly accept it. What's your expertise?"
(13:14:02) Minaplo: ["I am of the conviction that I can be of use in myriad ways."]
(13:14:53) Sept: "Maybe we'll need a rainstorm or two," Sera agreed. "Ritsuko, what do you think?"
(13:15:48) Minaplo: ["We'll see." Said Ritsuko hesitantly. "I'm not sure on what exactly I'll need yet…"-
(13:16:11) Minaplo: ["Regardless, I'm sure to be of help in some way." He turned and smiled at the cameras. "Perhaps I can be the first to give Tsubaki a piggyback ride?"-
(13:16:20) Minaplo: ["H-hehehe." Said Tsubaki, although her hands were covering most of her face.]
(13:17:16) Sept: "Over my dead body!"
(13:20:23) Minaplo: ["I beg your pardon?"]
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(13:21:49) Sept: "You heard me. I'll fight you for that privilege if I have to."
(13:34:52) Minaplo: ["Are you claiming the right to primae porcus dorsum?"]
(13:37:44) Sept: "Probably!"
(13:38:14) Minaplo: ["Perhaps we could go to a neutral arbitrator." Said Albus.]
(13:42:57) Sept: "Tsubaki?" said Sera, still staring at Albus, arms crossed.
(13:49:22) Minaplo: ["Ahem." Said Ritsuko.]
(13:52:57) Sept: "You're hardly neutral, Ritsuko."
(13:54:10) Minaplo: ["I want to be the first to piggyback my little sister." Said Ritsuko firmly.]
(13:58:31) Sept: "Damnit."
(14:01:34) Minaplo: ["Another challenger." Muttered Albus. "Perhaps… Ibuki?"-
(14:01:36) Minaplo: [Ibuki frowned.]
(14:04:58) Sept: "Difficult."
(14:06:43) Minaplo: ["Huh? How am I difficult?!"]
(14:06:58) Sept: "Too many candidates!"
(14:12:15) Minaplo: ["I can handle it." Said Maya firmly.]
(14:14:33) Sept: "…fine."
(14:14:52) Minaplo: ["I've thought about it." Said Maya. "And… I've made my decision."]
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(14:22:03) Sept: "Go ahead?"
(14:27:09) Minaplo: ["I have chosen myself." Said Maya.]
(14:28:07) * Sept turned to look at Maya for a moment, arms still crossed.-
(14:28:14) Sept: "I wasn't prepared for this."
(14:31:06) Minaplo: [Maya beamed.-
(14:31:26) Minaplo: ["H-heh. Maya is the cutest of you all~" Said Tsubaki in a (slightly raw) sing-song voice.]
(14:32:21) Sept: "Okay. But we all get to watch."
(14:42:29) Minaplo: ["Hehehe. Sure. I want you to all be there to watch me."]
(14:48:08) * Sept smiled brightly at her image.-
(14:48:16) Sept: "Well, we promise we'll be there."
(14:51:07) Minaplo: [Tsubaki wiped away a few early tears and grinned wide and bright at him.-
(14:51:17) Minaplo: ["I'll know where you are if you aren't…"]
(14:54:36) Sept: "Hehehe. And we've got nothing to hide."-
(14:57:16) Sept: Sera paused, glancing back at 03 for a moment. "It's gonna be okay, Tsubaki," he said, in a calmer tone.

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