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Kaijune: How Cuute
Leaf
aldersprig
The worst thing you can say about an enemy is “Aw, how cute.”

Not because you risk offending them - we’re talking someone who is already an enemy, for one, and in this particular case, we’re talking about things that would have to go through a whole translation process to sort that out, beca

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Teamwork in the Bear Empire
Leaf
aldersprig
First: Running in the Bear Empire
Previous: An Inn in the Bear Empire

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A movement somewhere outside her window woke her in the middle of the night.

It’s the storm, she told herself, but Carrone had woken, too.  The noise from the storm had settled down to a quiet rainfall. There was very little wind at all, no sounds of sleet - but something had scratched across their wall.

The walls were more secure than they had been, but it wouldn’t stop someone from -

She rolled to one side of the bed and off as Carrone did the same on the other side.  The wrong side, too close to the wall. Just as they rolled, a dart went flying over the bed - it would have hit Carrone in the neck, if he hadn’t moved.

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Thimbleful Thursday: Vent
Leaf
aldersprig
Content warning: Barbie nudity discussed, technology/human hybrid



“The trick has always been balance.” Idella Passmore had that dangerous combination of skilled enthusiasm and charisma; the tour group was listening intently, despite having no idea what she was talking about. “You want sufficient technology to retard or stop decay, of course, but people want to be people. This particular model involves a cybernetic torso with a RealSkin(tm) cover. Most of the organs have been replaced, but the brain remains and the heart continues to pump blood. In some cases, we choose to keep the uterus; in some we replace the heart with a technological marvel like our HeartPump2000.”

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