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[23:39] <Sept> [The boy, bumbling around in my home. I try to connect the pieces in his heart, show him the gaps that need filling. He says he's trying to understand, but he only does it to escape the grip of powers beyond him. Deaf and dumb, he mistakes the whispers of guiding truths for a booming cacophony of an assault on him and his most dearest.]-
[23:39] <Sept> You are incomplete.
[23:39] <Sept> [The boy easily turns violent, never having had the luxury of a -first- resort. He swings at me, lazily, sloppily. Not even a master of the one tool he has. Perhaps one day. He is quickly shown the limits of his capabilities, and even the futility of his victory. Yet, I have some empathy for him, and so I leave him with the simplest of questions to look into. To guide him forward.]-
[23:39] <Sept> Who are you?
[23:39] <Sept> [The boy responds with nothing but sound and fury. Disappointment fills my heart.]
[23:51] <@Mianplo> […-
[23:51] <@Mianplo> [He felt a pain in his chest. A heavy thud-thud-thud…]
[23:55] * Sept tried to lazily move out of the attack's way. "Gdoff. Who're you even..?" He forced his eyes open.
[23:56] <@Mianplo> [Only seconds before his assailant could do the same.-
[23:57] <@Mianplo> [She was standing on his chest, pounding her feet furiously into his rib cage.-
[23:57] <@Mianplo> [Long straight white hair.-
[23:57] <@Mianplo> [Pale skin.-
[23:57] <@Mianplo> [Luminous blue eyes.-
[23:57] <@Mianplo> [About 2'0".-
[23:57] <@Mianplo> [Little Aline. Alinus Minimus Terribus.-
[23:57] <@Mianplo> ["WAKE UP, MOTHERFUCKER! IT'S BREAKFAST TIME!" She screeched.]
[00:01] <Sept> "Is not," Sera said as he pieced things together. "Get off me and we can talk."
[00:02] <@Mianplo> ["FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!"-
[00:02] <@Mianplo> ["NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!"]
[00:16] * Sept winced and raised an arm halfway up in front of him in a shielding gesture. Hairs all over his body stood on end as the weight was lifted off his chest, for the moment. He didn't take his eyes off her.
[00:18] <@Mianplo> [Little Aline now hovered in midair. She was silent for a moment as the shock set in- then she started flailing her arms and kicking out her legs madly.-
[00:19] <@Mianplo> ["AT FIELDS?! This is soooooooooooooo not fair this is abuse you know it's not my fault I don't have the height to unlock the door I just wanted food and you're here being a dicky dick about it I didn't want to go to you I was happy where I was you fucky fuck how dare you use your stupid AT FIELD on me like some stupid idiot angel this is sooooooooooo abuse and I'm gonna tell Yanmei and you're gonna get in trouble they're gonna beat you 'til they feed you to the Iron Guard as ground meat then they're gonna rebody you from all their crap and do it again just one big cycle of minced beef Septy sept PUT ME DOWWWWWWWN!"]
[00:22] <Sept> "-Who are you-?" Sera lowered her to the floor beside his bed and sat up.
[00:23] <@Mianplo> ["I'm the one they call Little Aline. You know. Your punishment." She spat.]
[00:24] <Sept> "Is that what you'd like me to call you. What's your -name-?"
[00:26] <@Mianplo> ["Little Aline's all anyone's ever called me. I don't have a name."]
[00:28] <Sept> "I'm not calling you that. Tell me when you come up with one you like."
[00:29] <@Mianplo> ["Well whaddya gonna call me in the meantime?"]
[00:30] <Sept> "Ngh. Are you fine with Liline, if I really have to?"
[00:31] <@Mianplo> ["If I say I'm not, whaddya gonna do then?"]
[00:31] <Sept> "I'll just not use a name, right?"
[00:37] <@Mianplo> ["Oh, yeah, that's way less dehumanising than 'Little Aline'."]
[00:39] <Sept> "But it's on you to come up with a replacement, so it's fine." Sera hopped out of the bed on her side and started getting dressed.
[00:45] <@Mianplo> ["Hurry up."]
[00:46] <Sept> "Cafeteria, right?" He pulled on a fresh t-shirt.
[00:47] <@Mianplo> ["Yep."]
[00:52] <Sept> "Right." And a coat — a red, almost velvety one. Looked like they'd recovered — or chosen to give back — some of his old wardrobe. Sera spread his arms and let them fall again, satisfied with the progress from the mornings of previous weeks. Still a bit groggy, he looked at Little Aline, nodded towards the door and headed out, grabbing his magnetic card off the sidetable.
[00:57] <@Mianplo> [Little Aline ran after him, her little legs having to pump harder to match his speed.]
[01:01] * Sept slowed down a tad, glancing back at her. "So… You've been with Navah up until now?"
[01:02] <@Mianplo> ["Yep."]
[01:02] <Sept> "How was that?"
[01:03] <@Mianplo> ["Meh."]
[01:05] * Sept laughed. "What's wrong with her?"
[01:06] <@Mianplo> ["Never let me get away with nuthin'."]
[01:08] <Sept> "Like what?"
[01:08] <@Mianplo> ["Like tryin' to sneak out or muck about with some of her toys."]
[01:11] <Sept> "I've got jobs around the ship, so I won't be able to keep you company most of the time. Unless you insist on tagging along."
[01:11] <@Mianplo> ["Uh, I don't have a choice! I can't open any of the doors!"]
[01:13] <Sept> "Humans figured out how to punch Angels. We can get past a lot."
[01:14] <@Mianplo> ["I don't have an ID, fuckwit! And my biopattern isn't in the sensors! Doors don't open for me, get it?"]
[01:16] <Sept> "Oh."
[01:17] <@Mianplo> ["Hurr hurr hurr, I'm Sertpy derpy terrus, watch me hand out ice cream koans to all the little girls and boys!"]
[01:18] <Sept> "The fuck's that even mean?!"
[01:18] <@Mianplo> ["It means when I say I can't do something, I don't want to be given inspiring quotes, got it?"]
[01:19] * Sept stopped. "So they've refused your requests for an ID, then?"
[01:24] <@Mianplo> ["Well apparently that requires paperwork. Like a birth certificate. Or a civilian ID. Or a passport. I don't have any of those because I was an unofficial fucking project."]
[01:26] <Sept> "Well, that's bullshit and a gross human rights violation," he said, leaving out the 'obviously', and started walking again, up the final flight of stairs.
[01:26] <@Mianplo> ["Yeah, well, apparently those only apply to people."]
[01:27] <Sept> "Provably not. But I can see why you're angry with it."
[01:28] <@Mianplo> [Little Aline had to climb up the steps like a cat, using her arms as well as her legs.-
[01:28] <@Mianplo> [By the time they reached the end she was out of breath. "Huff…"]
[01:31] <Sept> "Tell me if you want to slow down. I can help you with the papework after breakfast, alright?"
[01:35] <@Mianplo> ["Uh… Huh."]
[01:42] <Sept> "Maybe I can help, maybe I can't," Sera shrugged. "Here. Cafeteria."
[01:42] <@Mianplo> ["Gonna need you to get my food."]
[01:43] * Sept looked down at her again. "Sit on my shoulder?"
[01:44] <@Mianplo> ["Eh?"-
[01:44] <@Mianplo> ["Er, yeah, whatever." She grabbed onto Sera's arm and tried to climb up his body- only to sag back to the ground.-
[01:44] <@Mianplo> ["Stupid fucking Navah can fucking climb people like they're wearing vines grmbl"]
[01:47] * Sept crouched down silently and offered a hand as a stepping stone.
[01:48] <@Mianplo> [She leapt onto it and managed to pull herself up, swinging herself around his neck until she was secured. She grabbed his hair with her hands tightly.]
[01:54] * Sept stood up, unsteadily, holding onto her legs for support. "Good?" he said, heading for the veritable cornucopia of breakfast choices.
[01:54] <@Mianplo> ["Yep."]
[02:01] * Sept grabbed a tray and stacked it up with utensils, glasses, and a plate. "What're you having? I guess I'll get some cereal or something."
[02:02] <@Mianplo> ["Uhm, get me some rice and fish and some bananas and waffles, and croissants and toast."]
[02:06] <Sept> "You eat a lot for your size?"
[02:06] <@Mianplo> ["You end statements with a questioning intonation?"]
[02:12] <Sept> "Sorry. Est-ce qu'you eat a lot for your size?" He was buttering up two slices of toast.
[02:15] <@Mianplo> ["Yeah, well, humans learned to flip off Angels or whatever."]
[02:21] <Sept> "Uh huh. -Is- that enough rice?"
[02:22] <@Mianplo> ["Little more."]
[02:23] <Sept> Another half spoonful. "There?"
[02:24] <@Mianplo> ["Not that much."]
[02:25] <Sept> "See what happens if you start that with me."
[02:26] <@Mianplo> ["Wow, mean. Fine, that's enough."]
[02:27] <Sept> "I'll -find- a way to unlock your AT field just to make it fair and -then- kick your ass. Anything with waffles?"
[02:28] <@Mianplo> ["Maple syrup and ice cream."]
[02:32] <Sept> "God. Just trying to wash down weeks of MREs with utter opulence?"
[02:37] <@Mianplo> ["Opulence is ortolans." Said Little Aline. "Oh, hey, get me some of them poffertjes!"]
[02:38] <Sept> "What was that?"
[02:38] <@Mianplo> ["Poffertjes!"]
[02:39] <Sept> "You're just making a string of sounds now."
[02:39] <@Mianplo> ["It's Dutch, you fuck." She pointed at a platter, which was covered in small spongy pancakes.-
[02:39] <@Mianplo> ["Poffertjes. They're like the me of pancakes."]
[02:41] * Sept added a few onto the plate that was nearly beyond capacity. "…how?"
[02:42] <@Mianplo> ["You need a special iron, right, with little holes in the bottom, then you pour the mix into them and… Cook. Oh, add icing sugar and jam to 'em too."]
[02:46] <Sept> "Not following the metaphor, here." Sera followed the instructions as he could.
[02:46] <@Mianplo> ["They're just fucking small pancakes."]
[02:47] <Sept> "-There- we go."
[02:47] <@Mianplo> ["Gold star for you."]
[02:49] <Sept> "Well, fuck you! I can't know what kind of special perforated Dutch clone vat you came out of."
[02:50] <@Mianplo> ["Don't." Warned Little Aline. "Don't mention the words 'Dutch Clone'."-
[02:50] <@Mianplo> ["That's what they were calling the marketing line of small cuddly Alines." Muttered Little Aline.]
[02:51] <Sept> "…"-
[02:51] <Sept> "Is this everything?"
[02:52] <@Mianplo> ["Um…. Yeah."]
[02:55] * Sept turned to find a vacant table to drop his cargo off at.
[02:55] <@Mianplo> [Little Aline jumped down onto a chair… Although she had to stand to reach the table.]
[02:56] <Sept> "Are you alright like that? I don't see a comfortable way to let you sit down."
[02:57] <@Mianplo> ["Meh, I'm used to it." She started to eat. It was messy.]
[02:59] <Sept> "Then I'll be right back." He went to grab some breakfast for himself, a frown still on his face from the Aline comment. The whole series of events leading to today reeked of Dumb.
[03:03] <@Mianplo> [Sera wasn't alone at the breakfast table. There was someone else there.-
[03:03] <@Mianplo> [At his feet, sporting a beautiful white and red-brown coat, was Yanmei's glorious young fox.]
[03:06] <Sept> "Hey," Sera told it. "I was out killing people with your cousins the other day. Yesterday?" he asked himself. He poured some milk in his cereal.
[03:06] <@Mianplo> ["Yip?"-
[03:07] <@Mianplo> ["Why are you speaking to the animal, de Pteres?" Came a cool voice.-
[03:07] <@Mianplo> [A new person had joined the breakfast lineup…-
[03:07] <@Mianplo> [Asari Keita.]
[03:14] <Sept> "You know, because they're named Fox Squadron. I used to hate it when people called me de Pteres. Yanmei especially I fought with for the longest time, but she won. Of course, now I have more names than I know what to do with, so I can't really care if someone calls me Sept or Caine or whatever. And I'm gonna be the bigger man and not correct him about it." He turned back to his plate,
[03:14] <Sept> grabbing one of the clone pancakes. "Hey, Keita."
[03:14] <Sept> «and not correct this guy*»
[03:16] <@Mianplo> [His brow furrowed in irritation.-
[03:16] <@Mianplo> ["Yes, how very droll of you, de Pteres."-
[03:16] <@Mianplo> [The fox turned toward Keita. "Yip?"-
[03:17] <@Mianplo> [Keita refused to take the bait. Instead he began piling on food- rice and fish primarily.]
[03:18] <Sept> "You guys did well."
[03:20] <@Mianplo> ["Hmph." Said Keita. "I did well. Musashi did well. Otaku did well. Even Horaki and Yamagishi performed acceptably."-
[03:20] <@Mianplo> ["But Suzuhara should be given a hundred lashes, doused in oil and covered in feathers."]
[03:22] <Sept> "The UN'll never expect us to escape into the Dark Ages."
[03:23] <@Mianplo> ["You know I'm right. He abandoned his post to save you when you didn't need saving. In doing so he exposed Ayanami to risk."]
[03:27] <Sept> "Sure, I agree. Go is easily replaceable, too, so it's fortunate we caught it in this battle. Did he admit his mistake? Daji, apple?"
[03:28] <@Mianplo> ["Yip?"-
[03:28] <@Mianplo> ["Evas are much less easily replaceable." Said Keita. "And yes, he did."]
[03:30] <Sept> "Good. He should communicate better with his OD to establish an order of priority." Sera held down an apple towards the non-capital fox.
[03:31] <@Mianplo> [Daji took it! She pinned it under a paw, then looked back up at him.-
[03:31] <@Mianplo> ["Quite." Said Keita.]
[03:36] * Sept finished off his tray with two glasses of milk and a croissant. "What?" he asked Daji. "Do you have some weird procedure about this with Yanmei?"
[03:36] <@Mianplo> [Daji sat up on her hind legs, putting her front paws together in a begging motion. "Yip yip yip!"]
[03:39] <Sept> "Nah, you need to build a relationship with someone first," Sera shook his head. "That might've worked at the wedding, but we're not exactly friends yet."
[03:40] <@Mianplo> ["Yip yip…" Her eyes widened.]
[03:43] <Sept> "I've extended my gesture of friendship. Maybe over time I'll be impressed by your steadfastness and loyalty."
[03:44] <Sept> «gesture of goodwill*»
[03:44] <@Mianplo> «too late friendship achieved»
[03:44] <Sept> «fuck»
[03:44] <@Mianplo> [Daji eyed him for a few more seconds, then resentfully grabbed her apple and slunk away.-
[03:45] <@Mianplo> [Keita watched the exchange with a cool expression. Then he turned back to filling his plate. Once his plate was full, he took out three tupperware boxes and started filling those as well.]
[03:46] * Sept was halfway to heading off with his tray, but lingered. "Hm? For brunch?"
[03:49] <@Mianplo> ["No. Yamagishi's injured, Otaku won't leave her side and Horaki's busy with them so I'm bringing their food."]
[03:50] <Sept> "Oh, right, sorry. I was out for the debriefing. Is it serious?"
[03:54] <@Mianplo> ["She'll live. Even keep her limbs. Whether she'll be ready by the time we deploy next time is up for debate."]
[03:55] <Sept> "Well, at least she has you guys keeping her company. Say hi to them for me?"
[03:56] <@Mianplo> ["If you insist." He said. He walked over to a deserted table and began to eat. He was alone.]
[04:00] * Sept walked by him on his way back to Little Aline. "And feel free to join us for breakfast if you want company."
[04:02] <@Mianplo> ["…"-
[04:02] <@Mianplo> [He reluctantly pulled himself over to their table.-
[04:02] <@Mianplo> ["Oh, hey." Said Little Aline. "It's someone nearly as small as I am."-
[04:05] <@Mianplo> ["Yes, well done." Said Keita dryly, clapping. "Little man jokes. Bring them on. I've heard every single one of them a thousand times."-
[04:05] <@Mianplo> ["Sounds like a challenge."]
[04:10] * Sept nibbled on his croissant. "This is Asari Keita, with Fox Squadron. He was in the battle with me. He has probably as much vinegar in him as you do. Good fighter."
(21:13) <Minaplo> ["So you pilot an E-Destroyer?" asked Little Aline.-
(21:13) <Minaplo> ["That's correct. Why, in the most recent battle I drove a German battleship to flee…"-
(21:13) <Minaplo> ["Didn't know they allowed little booster seats in an AC Suit." Said Little Aline.-
(21:13) <Minaplo> ["The seats are adjustible." Said Asari.]
(21:20) <Sept> "You'll have to do better than that to get under his skin, clearly." Sera was happily digging into his breakfast. He may have been reluctant to get moving, but his appetite was still there.
(21:33) <Minaplo> ["Hmf."-
(21:33) <Minaplo> ["So did he really fuck up a German warship, then?" Asked Little Aline.]
(21:36) <Sept> "Yep," Sera said into his glass, taking a drink. "I was there to just be an asshole and draw the enemy's attention while everyone died around me."
(21:52) <Minaplo> ["Your prodigious skill in that department shone through." Said Asari.]
(21:54) <Sept> "Thanks. It runs in the family."
(21:59) <Minaplo> ["Oh?"]
(22:04) <Sept> "Know any Caines? Were any of you guys Neos? I forget."
(22:10) <Minaplo> ["Musashi and I were NeoSpartans. You saw me have it out with Edgar. Or did you forget?"]
(22:13) <Sept> "Ah. My bad. Just woke up. Caines ran the program, and I'm sure you've heard of all the other stuff they get up to. I'm related, however tenuously. Is Edgar your only rival?"
(22:15) <Minaplo> ["You're a Caine, now?"]
(22:16) * Sept glanced up at him. "It's a whole thing. But it's not a recent development, no."
(22:23) <Minaplo> [He picked up a small chunk of fish and ate it.-
(22:23) <Minaplo> ["Continue."]
(22:32) * Sept paused his meal for the time being to face him properly, addressing the question in a normal tone, with a hint of discomfort. "It's pretty common knowledge I'm a clone, originally. Maybe less so that it's of Elisha, but it's no secret at this point."
(22:34) <Minaplo> ["Why?"]
(22:34) <Sept> "Why what?"
(22:43) <Minaplo> ["Why a clone?"]
(22:49) <Sept> "He wanted to keep his influence around when he was gone. That's the obvious, vague answer."
(22:55) <Minaplo> [He picked up a slightly larger chunk of fish and ate it.-
(22:55) <Minaplo> ["Continue."]
(22:59) <Sept> "No, -you'll- have to give me more than that. You get the same as the fox, first morsel's free."
(23:06) <Minaplo> ["Alright, no problem. I suppose keeping ominous secrets is another family trait."]
(23:09) <Sept> "It's not -ominous-," Sera cut in annoyedly. "Just ever so slightly more classified."-
(23:10) * Sept returned to his food. "But I was asking you about Edgar, I think?"
(23:17) <Minaplo> ["You were." Said Asari.]
(23:21) <Sept> "This thing you've got with him." He pointed at Asari with a spoon. "See, I was surprised to find out that's not you all the time. Just with him, it seems. Or a select few?"
(23:22) <Minaplo> [Asari eyed the spoon with distaste.-
(23:22) <Minaplo> ["Why are you surprised?"]
(23:23) <Sept> "Maybe I'm projecting. Or maybe I saw the sheer intensity you both threw yourselves at it."
(23:29) <Minaplo> ["Why? Do you often find yourself fighting others?"]
(23:32) <Sept> "Wouldn't you call that a natural consequence of my prodigious assholiness?"
(23:32) <Minaplo> ["Would you?"]
(23:32) <Sept> "You're a goddamn rock."
(23:33) <Minaplo> ["Why would you say that?"]
(23:34) * Sept looked back at him. "No, I wouldn't, to answer the question. A lot of people have poor perspectives on life, leading to hilarious series of misunderstandings."
(23:34) <Minaplo> ["Who comes to mind?"]
(23:42) <Sept> "Well, I recently got thrown out of the wedding because of a fight that happened when I proposed we might not want to brutally murder Mary Caine."
(23:44) <Minaplo> ["Hahahah." Little Aline snorted. She had icing sugar all around her mouth. "Bitch, I bet they threw you out so hard you bounced."]
(23:47) <Sept> "No, the high point was getting someone's wine on my face. Speaking of which, you've got something on yours."
(23:50) <Minaplo> ["Eh?"]
(23:52) <Sept> "Sugar. All over your face. Looks terrible." Sera offered her a napkin.
(23:55) <Minaplo> ["Oh." She took it and began to messily wipe it away.-
(23:55) <Minaplo> ["Who'd you fight with?" Asked Asari.]
(23:58) <Sept> "Some of the Neos I went to school with. Alex, Asuka, their lot. But I'd like to keep it even somewhat private."
(23:59) <Minaplo> ["You got thrown out of one of the biggest events ever." Said Little Aline. "Fat fuckin' chance."]
Session Time: Thu Apr 09 00:00:01 2015
(00:02) <Sept> "Come on, no one cares about that anymore. What, is the Dorian Herald gonna gossip about us? I'm lucky if someone recognizes me when I recquisition supplies."
(00:05) <Minaplo> ["Why do you think you're unrecognisable?" Asked Asari, scoffing slightly.]
(00:10) <Sept> "Well, I'm hardly ever spoken to unless it's by broken, slightly drunk Russian men asking me why I didn't save their daughters. I can't be that much of an asshole in the -public- eye that -everyone- would avoid me."
(00:11) <Minaplo> ["You've never been to some sort of function where you've had fans scream your name? Really?"]
(00:13) <Sept> "Of course not. And that'd be very different."
(00:17) <Minaplo> ["Bullshit." Said Little Aline.]
(00:18) <Sept> "-What-?"
(00:19) <Minaplo> ["I said, bullshit." Said Little Aline. "You've totally been screamed at by fans."]
(00:20) <Sept> "Where?"
(00:20) <Minaplo> ["Xeno War premiere."]
(00:22) <Sept> "Like I said, that doesn't count. That was a movie, and there's basically a huge sign pointing at me with my name on it!"
(00:23) <Minaplo> ["Uh, yeah, they're called posters." Said Little Aline. "And there's always been a bunch of 'em around. Your face's been plastered across half of Europe."]
(00:28) <Sept> "I… don't think anyone cares about those either?"
(00:29) <Minaplo> ["It doesn't matter if anyone cares, they still see 'em." Said Little Aline.-
(00:29) <Minaplo> ["And if you're unrecognisable, how do you explain Akagi's dakimakura…?" Pondered Asari.]
(00:31) <Sept> "…"
(00:32) <Minaplo> ["Or the Sera de Pteres Dating Sim they sell back home…?" He continued to ponder, his eyes closed thoughtfully, tapping his chin.]
(00:33) <Sept> "Not true."
(00:35) <Minaplo> ["Hm?"]
(00:39) <Sept> "Even if you're not making that up, it doesn't mean any significant demographic cares. And it -certainly- doesn't translate into power for me."
(00:48) <Minaplo> ["We weren't discussing power for you, we were discussing your recognisability." Said Asari.]
(00:49) <Sept> "Yeah. Sorry. I guess I'll have to take your word for it." He leaned back, away from the table.
(00:50) <Minaplo> ["Besides, if it weren't popular, why did it get a sequel?"]
(00:51) <Sept> "It got a sequel?"
(00:51) <Minaplo> ["De Pteres Raising Project 2."]
(00:54) * Sept seemed to take about two levels of Fatigue, suddenly. "No, I'm done. Liline, want to take a trip up to the admin block?"
(00:55) <Minaplo> ["Eh?"-
(00:55) <Minaplo> [She stared at him insolently, then back down at her only half-finished plate. She began to redouble her feeding.]
(00:56) <Sept> "…fine. Take your time." He looked away from Asari.
(00:58) <Minaplo> ["You could probably ask Yamagishi about it." Said Asari calmly.]
(01:00) * Sept muttered something about the Japanese.
(01:13) <Minaplo> ["Speak up."]
(01:14) <Sept> "You people are weird. Maybe I'm better off forgetting about this."
(01:29) <Minaplo> ["Speaking of weird, did you know the French like to eat a small bird by force-feeding them grain, drowning them in brandy, roasting them then eating the bird whole whilst wearing a towel over their heads?" Said Little Aline, pausing in her own gorging just for a few seconds.-
(01:29) <Minaplo> [Asari squinted at her for a second, then turned to Sera. "Wow. That's awful."]
(01:31) <Sept> "Yeah, I knew a guy who did that with pigeons. Swore by it."
[07:33] <Minaplo> [Asari made an exquisite expression of disgust.-
[07:34] <Minaplo> [Her cheeks stuffed like a squirrel's, Little Aline pushed her plate- still bearing a hefty amount of scraps- away. "Finshed."]
[07:36] <Sept> "You sure? Take your time."
[07:37] <Minaplo> ["Mdern."]
[07:40] <Sept> "What was that?"
[07:44] <Minaplo> ["Ermderrrrn."]
[07:48] <Sept> "D'you make an effort to be that coarse?" Sera asked, amused.
[07:55] <Minaplo> ["Mff." She swallowed. "I dunno, do you make an effort to be that ugly?"]
[07:58] <Sept> "Clearly, if I remake this exact face every time. Of course, you can't take any such ownership."
[08:00] <Minaplo> ["Why'd I take ownership of your face?" She huffed. "Anyway, we can go now."]
[08:04] * @Raphael (~ua.moc.tensutpo.wsn.lsd.62-69-13-112d|oaT#ua.moc.tensutpo.wsn.lsd.62-69-13-112d|oaT) Quit (Ping timeout)
[08:06] <Sept> "Alright." Sera began stacking their trays and plates together to be taken away. "We'll see you around, Keita? Best wishes to the rest."
[08:08] <Minaplo> ["Asari. Make sure you pay them a visit." Said Asari.]
[08:13] <Sept> "I'll do that. Thanks. Call me… well. Your choice." He stood up with the trays and headed off.
[08:19] <Minaplo> ["Bye, Briefs." Said Little Aline, sliding off her chair and running after Sera, her tiny legs pumping.-
[08:20] <Minaplo> [Asari stared after them both, squinting in confusion for a second- before shaking his head and turning back to his food.]
[08:23] <Sept> "Briefs?" Sera asked as they headed off.
[08:25] <Minaplo> ["Shorter than shorts."]
[08:26] <Sept> "Wow."
[08:29] <Minaplo> ["What?"]
[08:31] <Sept> "Did you pick that up from being called that, or has this been brewing the whole time you've been sitting with Navah?"
[08:34] <Minaplo> ["Nah, I was looking at your face and wondering how to describe your dating experiences."]
[08:37] <Sept> "You're a real piece of shit, Liline. But that's probably accurate."
[08:38] <Minaplo> [She beamed proudly.]
[08:45] * Sept glanced back at her and sighed. "So. Want to go yell at innocent middle management?"
[08:47] <Minaplo> ["Yes."]

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