cloudpierced

/  me when i finally catch up on the xianzhou quests  

sumazau

?? I'm not sulking?

sumazau

            Staring at me like-   [It'd pause.   No, nooo.. he *can't* know..  he'd think it's lame if it tells, and Medici isn't lame.   The two admins behind the screens are.]
            
            ..No way?   [Squak.   Almost defeated, it's never pouted this hard before.]   This has *got* to be some sick mind game you're hosting.   Are all residents of dirt as this brutal as you..
            
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cloudpierced

“staring at you like what?”  a barely visible twitch of his lips as an eyebrow raises.  the other is definitely pouting.  “also,  i never insinuated you were sulking.  so you confirmed it for yourself.”
            
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sumazau

STOP STARING AT ME LIKE THAT.   (It's making him nervous now..)
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sumazau

Oops.   Didn't mean to step on your foot,

sumazau

            I'm not usually like this.   I'm super suave, promise,
            
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cloudpierced

“it’s alright.”  it’s uttered through gritted teeth despite the calmness on his face.  “you’re surprisingly clumsy.”
            
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sumazau

The information's correct, it's just outdated~ we don't do those traditions anymore.

sumazau

            [He's peering over Dan Heng's shoulder to his work.   Holy Mother? He's dealing with an actual nerd here, the real deal, the Nerdosaurus rex, the,]
            
            It's because it's "unethical,"   [it's obvious how he's mocking a directed crowd here, and he adds nothing more than:]   and I, don't see a problem with it.
            
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cloudpierced

“…hm,  i see,”  danheng scribbles out the information abruptly,  jotting down something besides is.  “is there any reason as to why you stopped the traditions?  assuming you don’t mind me asking.”
            
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rotridden

are those.  horns? 

cloudpierced

“i see.  i have not seen wings before.”  the tension dissipates and he’s—-  well,  startled.  “nice?”  he muses.  “well.  thank you.”
            
            
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rotridden

i have not.  usually,  i’ve only ever seen wings before—  and these are..  nice.  strange,  but quite nice. 
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cloudpierced

“yes,”  he’s immediately tensing,  peering at the other.  the additional weight on his scalp was something he still wasn’t used to.  “never seen any before?”
            
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rotridden

you..  / smell. / 

cloudpierced

“hm.  i was handling some samples earlier.  i wasn’t aware the smell stuck.”  
            
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rotridden

unpleasant.  is that not factual? 
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cloudpierced

“well.  i smell in what way,  then.”
            
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rotridden

ah.  you’re here about the disturbances,  aren’t you? 

cloudpierced

“so this is a recurring issue?”
            
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rotridden

it happens more often than one would think it does.  
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cloudpierced

“i thought this would be harder.  it’s easier now that you know why we’re here.”
            
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