15th Feb 2020, 12:27 AM
Say something

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Say something
"Kaaate...?"

You take a breath.

You look around.

"H-...Heyyy. It's... it's Plaire?"

Still nothing.

You knock again, you wait a moment or two, and you return to the front of the house.

You psyche yourself up for several seconds, you mentally rehearse what you're going to say, and you knock on the front door.

It takes slightly longer than before, but Kate's mom answers the door.





"Idon'tthinkshe'shome--" Ease it back a little. "--but the uh, the door's kind of open, annnd--"

"Oh, she must've left in a hurry," says Kate's mom. Mrs... Halford...? "The door on that camper's a little busted. I'll take care of it!"

She glances around, quickly deducing that you don't have a car.

"Did you walk here?"

"W-Well, I took the bus, but--"

"Oh!," she declares, "I am so sorry. Do you wanna come in and sit down for a minute? I have tea."

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15th Feb 2020, 12:31 AM
Morgenstern
it's still 11:30 pm friday here, I've escaped committing webcomic crimes
15th Feb 2020, 12:36 AM
go back to doing crime its good for dissolving the state
15th Feb 2020, 5:38 AM
Respecting your own decisions is essential.
15th Feb 2020, 12:33 AM
Xylas_Incarnum
Stay for tea, it'd be a long walk back anyway.
15th Feb 2020, 12:35 AM
15th Feb 2020, 1:06 AM
Portal In Time
Agreed. She seems hospitable, we should drink something to keep us going for a while. A tasty tea sounds like it's good for us physically and mentally.
15th Feb 2020, 6:40 AM
+1 Tea is good for the nerves
15th Feb 2020, 10:02 AM
pkrankow
+1 might be good conversation too.

But not too long. We have a sleepover party to prepare.
15th Feb 2020, 2:34 PM
Hari_Seldon
+1 time to get to know Mrs. Halford. I know we should be preparing for tonight but let's not waste this trip.
15th Feb 2020, 12:39 AM
5-5-13-6
We should probably leave, every second we stay here is a second a night approaches that we are not prepping for.
15th Feb 2020, 5:03 AM
Let's stay a little, and try to relax: this lady let the creepy mayor in no problem, so we're unlikely to be judged harshly.
I'd like to accept the offer, as it means socializing a bit and that's good. We might even be able to ask more about the town or rumours about our house if she turns out to have lived here for long enough.
15th Feb 2020, 5:24 AM
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15th Feb 2020, 8:08 AM
15th Feb 2020, 5:03 AM
Let's stay a little, and try to relax: this lady let the creepy mayor in no problem, so we're unlikely to be judged harshly.
I'd like to accept the offer, as it means socializing a bit and that's good. We might even be able to ask more about the town or rumours about our house if she turns out to have lived here for long enough.
15th Feb 2020, 10:50 AM
I does not seem likely that she'll try to drug or poison us, and we could probably use a brief rest before walking back to the bus stop. Stay for tea.
15th Feb 2020, 1:12 PM
Frission
Yay Tea! I will be slightly disappointed if there are not also crumpets.
15th Feb 2020, 5:21 PM
Hari_Seldon
Plaire could say that she has anxiety like Kate and is looking for help with that. Don't mention Brainsate unless Kate's mom seems to be accepting.
15th Feb 2020, 6:09 PM