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Minor Characters ([personal profile] alicornucopia) wrote in [community profile] alicornutopia2015-09-18 04:27 pm

the end of the universe

Here and now, for multifarious definitions of "here" and a hopeless confusion of "now":

there is a bar.
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[personal profile] affodell 2015-09-19 01:34 am (UTC)(link)
Both, says the bar.

The door opens.

[personal profile] lost_in_translation 2015-09-19 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
Evra turns to see a woman walk into the bar. Her clothes are unlike any he's seen in his world.
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[personal profile] affodell 2015-09-19 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
"Well isn't this cunning," she remarks, looking around. "Hullo there."

[personal profile] lost_in_translation 2015-09-19 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
"Hello," he says. "And you are?"
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[personal profile] affodell 2015-09-19 01:43 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm Cayra. You?"

[personal profile] lost_in_translation 2015-09-19 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
"Evra." He waves a hand in the air. "Do you know what all this is?"
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[personal profile] affodell 2015-09-19 01:47 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, it looks like somebody built a bar right up against the wall of an alucine," says Cayra. "The window's seriously weird, though, that I can't explain."

[personal profile] lost_in_translation 2015-09-19 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
Evra raises an eyebrow. "Alucine?"
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[personal profile] affodell 2015-09-19 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
"A-lu-cine," she repeats slowly and clearly.

[personal profile] lost_in_translation 2015-09-19 01:52 am (UTC)(link)
"I don't know what that is," Evra admits.
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[personal profile] affodell 2015-09-19 01:52 am (UTC)(link)




"What, really?"

[personal profile] lost_in_translation 2015-09-19 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
Evra hums and sets his glass of wine down. "I'm not from your world."
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[personal profile] affodell 2015-09-19 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
"Apparently not. Um, but how did you get here?"

[personal profile] lost_in_translation 2015-09-19 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
He nods at the door. "The same way you did." Assuming, of course, that was the only way into the bar.
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[personal profile] affodell 2015-09-19 01:59 am (UTC)(link)
"That's... strange." She goes over to the door and peeks out. There is a little low-tech village outside. "That's exactly where I came in from. Which, incidentally, is in an alucine."

[personal profile] lost_in_translation 2015-09-19 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
"What is an alucine, anyway?"
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[personal profile] affodell 2015-09-19 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
"A place where there is stuff. Do you maybe just have a different word for them, or come from a really, really big one...?"

[personal profile] lost_in_translation 2015-09-19 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
How helpful. "Could you be more specific?"
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[personal profile] affodell 2015-09-19 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
"I would but I'm trying to imagine what you could possibly have instead of alucines and I'm really low on ideas. An alucine is an... area. With edges. Linked to other alucines by portals."

[personal profile] lost_in_translation 2015-09-19 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
"Physical portals, like doorways? Or shortcuts through space?"
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[personal profile] affodell 2015-09-19 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, when I said this was cunning what I meant was that it was clever to have a door over a portal. But... the second thing. I think. That's a really weird way to put it, 'through space', portals are more of a between alucines thing than a within alucines thing. I'm not actually sure off the top of my head if you can make one that shortcuts through space."
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[personal profile] lost_in_translation 2015-09-19 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
Interesting. "How big are your alucines, on average?"
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[personal profile] affodell 2015-09-19 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
"Like, average average, or typical, or average inhabited, or typical inhabited?"

[personal profile] lost_in_translation 2015-09-19 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
Evra shrugs. "All of the above, I suppose."
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[personal profile] affodell 2015-09-19 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
"I don't have exact figures. Your standard inhabited alucine will have, like, two towns and a swath of farm, or a big city. They come in very small - too small for some people to fit into all the way - and in very large - several continents and oceans - but there's more tiny ones than big ones, the big ones are just more interesting."

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