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    "I can make many, but there are still many others that I don't know." Dorota hopes it sounds suitably impressive. "There's a potion I made that makes you see in the dark, like a cat."
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    "Exactly! We're not looking for a maid," Adir says, making a 'what she said' gesture towards his wife. "Just an extra set of hands. And that's so nice to hear. You've got no idea. Um, do you have any questions for us?"
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    While Adir asks that question, Sakura leads the way back down the hall toward the front door. She turns back toward the others just past the intersection between the study and the living room. "We try to get the kids to pick up after themselves and each other. It works sometimes." The dryad laughs. "Kissa cleans after up herself, right sweetie?"

    The girl's head whips toward her mom and she nods eagerly. "I'm clean!"
    Calanthe smiles in amusement as much as understanding, nodding. "Nothing on my end, no! I guess perhaps if there's anything I should know about any of the kids specifically, but perhaps that's getting ahead of ourselves?" Kissa's response evokes a stifled giggle behind a gloved hand - the one Lucy shook, she realizes a little too late with embarrassment.
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    "Wooow, really? That's super cool!" Lucy bounces on her heels. "Can you make a potion that makes you super fast?"

    "Hmmm." Cora purses her lips, but then she nods. "Yeah they're kinda the same. Maybe I can try that." She looks down at her feet with consideration.

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    "Um. Well. Aside from being very clean, you should know that some of the kids are... special. Kissa here... can... kinda change shape. Got it from me. Can almost outrun me now, too. Isn't that right?" He asks, turning his head to look adoringly at his daughter. "Gwydion, one of our oldest, can... do things. Some kind of magic, we think. Just a little bit right now. Lucy talks to... well, everything, as you heard her mention outside. And we think things talk back."

    "Oh, and she grew our middle boy Russell out of an apple," Adir says, pointing at Sakura in mock accusation, as if to say she's the cause of all this mischief. "So there's that."

    The stag feels like he should get these... special traits out of the way. But also they amuse him, and he doesn't mind telling people about them.
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    It dawns on Dorota, somewhat dimly, that telling an already active child about speed potions might not be a good idea. But she was never very good at thinking on her feet.

    "I can. They can be dangerous, though. They can make you very tired and it's hard to watch where you're going after using it."
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    "He wasn't grown from an apple." Sakura protests. Mind you the fully story is both just as strange and more complicated. "But yeah, they all have their different needs, but none are too much trouble." The dryad winks. "Unless Kissa decides to make a run for it, hm?"

    Kissa giggles. "I'm fastest." The girl boasts, beaming at all the attention.

    Meanwhile, Finian is done eating. Sakura holds him up to her shoulder and covers up. She starts to slowly bob side to side.

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    "Try and don't stop, that's how you become the greatest." Ambrosia remarks with a nod. "Speaking of, would you mind if I ever come by while you're training with Wenomir, Cora? I'd be interested in watching you fight."

    Cessie nods in agreement with Dorota. "Be careful with things you put in your mouth, Lucy. Always ask your mom or dad first." She cautions.

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    Cora's eyes light up. "Yeah! Wenomir teaches me really good. I'm gonna be the greatest sword girl there ever was." She boasts.

    Lucy opens her mouth, but then looks around first. No mommy or daddy to ask about a speed potion. She frowns and crosses her arms. "Okay..." She just wants to go fast.

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    "Um. Well. Aside from being very clean, you should know that some of the kids are... special. Kissa here... can... kinda change shape. Got it from me. Can almost outrun me now, too. Isn't that right?" He asks, turning his head to look adoringly at his daughter. "Gwydion, one of our oldest, can... do things. Some kind of magic, we think. Just a little bit right now. Lucy talks to... well, everything, as you heard her mention outside. And we think things talk back."

    "Oh, and she grew our middle boy Russell out of an apple," Adir says, pointing at Sakura in mock accusation, as if to say she's the cause of all this mischief. "So there's that."

    The stag feels like he should get these... special traits out of the way. But also they amuse him, and he doesn't mind telling people about them.
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    "He wasn't grown from an apple." Sakura protests. Mind you the fully story is both just as strange and more complicated. "But yeah, they all have their different needs, but none are too much trouble." The dryad winks. "Unless Kissa decides to make a run for it, hm?"

    Kissa giggles. "I'm fastest." The girl boasts, beaming at all the attention.

    Meanwhile, Finian is done eating. Sakura holds him up to her shoulder and covers up. She starts to slowly bob side to side.

    The rabbit's brows quirk up as Adir expounds upon all of the varied gifts some of their children were born with. It wasn't that uncommon for her charges to possess certain arcane idiosyncrasies, but it still surprised her to hear of so many - especially so many that didn't sound like inherited quirks. One seems to pique her interest in particular however. "Some kind of magic, you say? I've actually a bit of a background in spellwork. Perhaps I can provide them some manner of guidance?"
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    That's a child crushed with disappointment if Dorota ever saw one. She's not sure how to change the subject, so she says the one thing that does come to her mind.

    "Why do you want a speed potion? Do you like running really fast?"
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    "Then perhaps one day we can duel, swordgirl to swordgirl, so you can prove how good you are." Ambrosia remarks with a nod. "Do you have a favored sword-type yet? There's a lot to choose from."

    "I was actually something of a runner back in the day, I can understand the excitment of running. I think some of your little sisters like to run too, isn't that right Lucy?" Cessie inquires, now joining the conversation again.

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    "Hey, now. Don't listen to her. They're all trouble," says Adir. He glances from Kissa back to Calanthe.

    "A bit of a background in spellwork?" Was that the faintest hint of trepidation in Adir's voice? Maybe he's a bit wary of magical nonsense. But his tone improves when he gives it some more thought.

    "The kid could really use some guidance before he just up and blows away. He can almost fly. Scared the absolute hell out of me and Sakura both, more times than I can't count now." He looks at Kissa. "Sorry, honey. Don't say 'hell'. That's a daddy word."
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    Cora's eyes shine. She would prove she's the greatest sword girl. "The longsword is the best!" She declares. Certainly not biased at all.

    "Kissa thinks she's the fastest." Lucy's eyes narrow. "But deer are way slower than racecars." She fishes into the pockets of her overalls and produces two small toy cars. She holds them up for the adults to see better. "When I grow up, I'm gonna be the fastest racecar driver there ever was!"

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    Kissa looks like she's concentrating, but she gives Adir no direct reply. Daddy word, huh?

    "Oh, well that'd be great. Maybe you can talk to Cessie about it. She's our friend, and we're kind of neighbours. You'll see her and her kids around here lots.. She also knows all about magic." Maybe they'll get along?

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    "Yes, I studied as a mage for most of my adolescence before changing career paths." Her answer is rather practiced and professional - it seems she's been asked to clarify rather often. "I certainly understand. Magical abilities like that can be difficult to adjust to, for parents as much as the child.

    Calanthe's ears seem to perk up a bit when Sakura mentions Cessie. "It might be worthwhile, yes. Have you talked to her about it yourselves before?" There seems to be the slightest note of reticence at first, but she's quick to hide it.
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    Cessie chuckles and smiles as she hears this. "I wish I had such grand goals when I was your age, Lucy. Both you and Cora seems to have made up your mind of what you're going to do as adults already." She eyes her daughter who seemed to have a similar conversation with Ambrosia. She could tell since she had that shine in her eyes. Then the sorceress looks back to Lucy and more closely inspects the toy cars. "I bet your dad have already taught you a lot about cars, huh?" She comments, not that Adir's truck was the most advanced car she had ever seen...

    Meanwhile, in the other conversation, Ambrosia nods sagely. "I should have guessed that. Though, I still think you should try some other weapons too. That way you know how they fight when you're up against them. The first step to conquer your opponent is to know your opponent after all." She looks to the football field. "But speaking of which, perhaps it's best if you go back to your own game now, Cora. Just remember what I said about using your feet."

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    "We'd pay you for your time, of course. If you want to do some tutoring," says Adir. "I don't think we've gotten in-depth with Cessie about Gwydion, at least not yet, but maybe between the two of you we can figure him out."

    Finian, meanwhile, is probably nestled in mom's arm, leaning his head against her breast, and staring at Calanthe very intently. What an interesting new person.
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    Dorota is in unfamiliar territory here. Neither deer nor racecars are something she feels confident talking about. She does recognize sibling rivalry when she sees it, though.

    "Does your sister want to ride a deer?" she asks, for lack of anything else to say.
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    Cora looks visibly skeptical, but she doesn't directly challenge Ambrosia's suggestion. "Oh!" She looks back to the game, or in this case some unstructured kicking of the ball since the game got disrupted. "They're probably losing without me. I'll remember!" She them turns and runs off without a moment of delay. She starts shouting at the others, rounding them up properly to play again.

    Lucy shakes her head at Dorota. "Kissa turns into a deer." She says with no further explanation before looking back to her auntie. "Sometimes, but daddy says I can't go in the garage by myself, and sometimes he doesn't let me in when he's working in there." She huffs.

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    "We've talked with her about it. She has a guess that it might be connected to her sort of magic somehow, but she still needs to figure out a way to test that proper." The dryad explains with a little shrug. She's a bit foggy on the details. "But you don't need to feel pressured about that. It's not really why you're here." She adds apologetically. She doesn't want to overwhelm the poor woman!
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    "Good luck then, Cora. It was nice meeting you." Ambrosia bids the young girl goodbye with a nod and then watches her run back to her friends.

    Then she turns her attention to Dorota, Cessie and Lucy.

    "That's since your daddy knows how dangerous a garage can be, Lucy. But if you listen closely to what he says I'm sure he'll let you have it all to yourself when you're older." It would be good to have someone who wasn't Adir that understood cars.
    Cessie then glances at Dorota. "Adir, her father, can turn into a deer so some of her siblings can as well."

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    That does explain a lot. And Lucy's ears do look like a deer's ears... Dorota thinks. Woodland animals aren't really her speciality, what with her preference to keep a few solid walls between herself and the wilderness.

    "Oh, I see. That makes sense. Your dad really does have the right idea, though. I don't have children, but I would be careful about letting them into my laboratory if I did."
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    Lucy pouts harder. "I'm a big girl. I can go in the garage." She protests.

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    "What do you want to do in the garage anyway, Lucy?" Cessie inquires, taking a quick glance at Ambrosia who now have positioned herself some distance away. Now just waiting for them to finish their conversation.

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    Dorota's in unfamiliar territory here. Is Lucy big enough to go into the garage? Her parents didn't really care where she went, as long as she was around when they needed her and out of the way when they didn't. But Adir and Sakura are clearly much better parents than hers were and they presumably know what they're doing. She says nothing for now.
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    "Indeed - we can figure out the main aspects of the job first before we start focusing on that." Calanthe smiles, an amused glimmer in her eyes when she sees the bab staring up at her. "I'd say it looks like I can count on at Finian's cooperation."
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