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Being on the run together could really bond people though
Thu Jun 1, 2017 04:01

“So, I guess you’re from somewhere with hot summers, reasonably far from here,” Cleo sleuthed, as Amelia mentioned both unbearable summer temperatures and a substantial time difference. She herself was only an hour out, so it wasn’t really super noticeable for her, and really wasn’t the problem in adjusting to life at Sonora. Still, Amelia was being friendly enough that it helped, even if she didn’t have direct cures or worldly wisdom on the subject of homesickness.

“It’s a general store,” Cleo smiled, glad that Amelia seemed impressed by the shop. Perhaps a general store was not about to live up to the glamorous vision in the other girl’s head, but Cleo couldn’t feel anything except love for their little shop. She’d spent her whole life stacking its shelves, sweeping its floors and greeting their regular customers. The shop was an extension of her home, but it was also an important place to other people - they were needed and relied on, and that made her feel proud of it, and like it was important, even if it was just a little to shop to anyone else. “We live in a pretty small town, so it just tries to supply most everyday things. What does your family do?” she asked.

  • Amelia nodded her agreement as Cleo remarked on how difficult it was to believe they were in the middle of the desert. “I know,” she said. “I just wish we could do something like...whatever’s going... more
    • Being on the run together could really bond people though — Cleo, Thu Jun 1 04:01
      • Fair point.Amelia, Thu Jun 1 17:44
        “South Carolina,” confirmed Amelia. “Right on the coast. The East coast. My brain isn’t going to accept anything the clocks around here say for the next three days I bet. I hope John doesn’t feel... more
        • “Oh, that is far!” Cleo sympathised, when Amelia described where she was from. “I promise not to take offence if you start yawning. You must be exhausted.” Amelia’s family sounded interesting, and... more
          • Sprung from cages out on highway nine.Amelia, Thu Jun 1 21:25
            Amelia grinned gratefully at the promise of forgiveness if she started yawning at the table. “Thanks,” she said. “I took a nap before the Feast, so I might be okay, but…yeah, thanks,” she laughed.... more
            • So, you wanna be Bruce or Wendy?Cleo, Fri Jun 2 03:06
              It seemed like Amelia had a fairly extensive family, and there were plenty of potential apprentices to take up her Uncle Geoff’s profession if she declined. Cleo often wondered what it was like to be ... more
              • Amelia smiled happily as Cleo said she, though a Crotalus, was also aware of the enormity of the number of things one could do in life. She didn’t really wish the feeling of the world being... more
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