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    Outside Simulation Room

    Magtok is sorely tempted to call in the Apex Predator, knowing Rein is right there in its path, but Felandria's presence and Harley's talk of a baby daughter in the simulation room makes it impossible to go through with that. He hits 'N' instead, followed by the Enter key. Some tiny shark monster's merciless rampage across HALO will have to wait until next time, I'm afraid.
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    [Outside Simulation Room]

    "I really don't think anyone else entering the simulation room right now is going to help matters." Dorota has a feeling Harley won't be dissuaded. Mothers often aren't when their children are involved. Well, some mothers. She's reasonably certain her mother wouldn't even risk getting her feet wet to save her. "But I'm going to the server room now." With that, she does set out to the room, whether or not anyone follows her. There seems to be no time to waste.
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    [Simulation Room - Labs]

    Magic Missile on the other hand is actually pretty decent against these Creations. They don't have any inherent magic resistance. Honestly Felandria likely has enough raw physical strength to tear these robots apart with her own hands. But Felandria and Reinholdt peppering them with fire does a better job of keeping them from getting surrounded as they end up bottlenecked. The Creations pull back for a moment and while Felandria is blasting another one too close with Magic Missile, Rein very rudely goes to snatch her communicator.

    How uncouth!

    He even shouts through it. "DOROTA! GO TO THE SERVER ROOM AND PULL THE EMERGENCY RESET LEVER! THE BIG RED ON-GAH!" All caps too. That's how you know he's being loud. Rein gets cut off largely because the Creations decide that instead of getting murdered by all the magic missiles and lead, they're going to toss in a organic lifeform stun grenade! Rein's ducked behind the table the moment it goes off, but it's still quite disorienting and caused him to drop the communications device. Hopefully Felandria ducked too or she might feel herself freeze up.
    Oh, yes, indeed, Felandria will flump to the ground to avoid projectiles, the good thing about Magic Missile is aiming is very unimportant.

    Don't suppose you have any grenades you could throw back at them?

    In the meantime, she will continue with the pew pew as she repositions herself to possibly shield Rein if neccesary.

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    [Simulation Room - Labs]

    Rein looks at Felandria, almost disappointed that she'd even have to ask.

    "I ALWAYS have explosives."

    And since she requested one, Rein will pull one out, yank the pin, count to two and toss it at the doorway from behind Felandria. But uh-oh! One (and fortunately only one) of the robotic menaces has managed to slip through and is coming to their position from the side. In particular with a sharp pair of slashing claws perfect for rending and maiming. It rudely is trying to slice Felandria to ribbons.

    [Outside Simulation Room]

    Sadly, the entire group isn't washed away. Disappointment.

    Mr C does speak wisdom. Even though Harley can easily breathe underwater, she would be in a sealed area. Though she'd also be able to find the breach and swim through it. Go right to Doctor Affidivat's sub and surprise attack him.

    The console beeps a confirmation of Magtok's questionable choice to NOT do things.
    This, of course, causes it to spark and spontaneously catch on fire.

    [Server Room]

    The server room is dusty. Like he hasn't been actually cleaned in a very long time. Sure the rest of the base is auto-cleaned, but because of the sensitive nature of the equipment in here, it's supposed to be handled manually. It looks like something Rein's been neglecting. Oops. Sure are a lot of cobwebs too. Silly spiders.

    There is a lever in the back, but the sign indicating what it is is a little unreadable until wiped. To be fair, it is the only lever in here so Dorota can probably make an educated guess.
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    [Outside Simulation Room]

    Harley does not go to the server room. She objects:
    "There's nothing I could do in the server room," she protests. "At least staying here, I can get in as soon as you guys make it possible."





    Fortunately! The spontaneous combustion is the perfect excuse to open back up the door and let it flood the place, to put out the fire.
    Unfortunately, Harley isn't entirely sure about the logistics of using a simulation to put out a real fire. You might have to do something to it first to make it put out the fire, instead of just burn or ignore it or whatever it would normally do.

    Which is why, sadly, instead of opening the door again, she does the reasonable thing and looks around for a fire extinguisher. And...there! There's one down that hallway.
    She runs down that way, and breaks the glass using the fastest and most direct method.

    After brushing the glass off her hand, Harley grabs the fire extinguisher. It's not that heavy...
    She looks back.
    Yeah, if she throws it then they'll be able to put it out faster which means they'll be able to fix it faster.

    She runs back enough that she could throw it, and then shouts, "Hey, catch!"
    Then, Harley throws the extinguisher, hoping it can be caught.
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    [Server Room]

    Great. As an alchemist, Dorota has a severe aversion to doing something without reading the label first. In the alchemical trade, that's how you end up having to write a condolence letter to someone. But time is of the essence here, so she pulls the lever and hopes for the best.
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    The console is on fire. Lovely. Stupid archaic relics, I bet these electronics haven't been updated since Haruki was working here. Magtok lunges for the fire extinguisher, taking care to let his chrome arm take most of the blow. In his personal experience, fire extinguishers are heavy, and you don't want one smashing your fragile human arm in the middle of a very unfortunate electronics accident. So much harder to put out fires when you're dealing with a cracked forearm, you see.

    That's why he looks a little surprised to be able to lift it up without any trouble at all, after making that dramatic catch. Okay, I guess it's not that big of a deal after all. Better get to putting out this fire his own recklessness HALO's outdated electronics caused.
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    Well, kinda bad if your the one person right ON the console while first someone else pushes on it next to you and on top the thing is on fire. Mr C is in no way able to catch the extinguisher instead he tries to blow out the fire that surrounds him on the console.
    After Magtok puts the fire out only an Iceblock with Mr. C in t. Just standing on the console, not really moving. Strange it's a perfect cube .
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    [Restaurante Enchante]

    Fortunately, snakes aren't the only option. Could also become a mermaid, too. Or...like a centaur but with a tank instead of a horse? Or maybe a headless horseman, except instead of no head there's no legs.

    Harley, unaware of his inner turmoil regarding his disability, is unable to address it in any way.

    After he's up, she stands, too. The reason why she didn't stand first is because she is really out-of-practice maneuvering with a long tail like this, and didn't think she could do it without knocking him or his chair over. Kind-of regrets taking up that much space at this point.

    "I'm excited to see what you have planned," she says, taking his arm.
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    Harlamia and Reinholdt return to HALO easily enough and proceed to his room. He obviously couldn't get anything ready in Harley's room cause that's where he hid one of the clues. He supposes she might have tried his room at some point and that would've given things away, but he did lock it at least, to discourage such investigations. Though he's not familiar with exactly how good she might be at lockpicking. Maybe not as good as that other shapeshifter that was around. Julie?

    Well either way, the room seems prepared for the occasion. There are a number of candles strewn about the place. In particular the bathroom and near the bed. There are silky flower petals on the bed too. May or may not be too extravagant. Massage oils lie prepped on the nightstand. And on the bed is a large box about the size of an arm, tied up in dark red ribbon waiting to be unwrapped.

    "Your choice m'lady. Do you want me to give you a bath first or the massage?" Rein asks as he starts to go about actually lighting the candles. They weren't lit this whole time, that'd be crazy! He personally thinks bath then massage makes the most sense, but there is also the allure of the obvious present for her.
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    [Simulation Room - Labs]

    Yipes!

    Fel will whip out her Immovable Rod and place it in front of her, between her and the robot, which should keep it at bay long enough for the Magic Missiles to take it out.

    I don’t suppose you have an exit strategy?

    Or a small EMP?

    We gotta get Manja outta here, the robots are gonna tear this room apart.

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    [Angeline's Day Date]

    Oh! His room! That would have been an obvious place to look, too! Why didn't she think of it?

    Harley is still a lamia because she was making a dumb joke that nobody else could possibly understand, and she intends on staying that way until somebody decides to acknowledge it. Also, the real reason is she's really curious about what snuggling while cold-blooded feels like and is not willing to give up this opportunity.

    She looks around the room.
    It's true, it is extravagant.
    The flower petals are a really nice touch; she likes it.

    From context, she assumes the enticing box is for the massage. So it's best to have it last. "I had forgotten how uncomfortable it is to be like this when it's cold out," she says, prefacing her decision – there a reason snakes do something similar to hibernation, and snakegirls like having space heaters, "so I would enjoy the massage more if the bath comes first."

    Having made her decision, she goes towards the bath.
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    [Server Room]

    The lever is pulled!
    ...
    Not much changes inside the Server Room itself though.

    [Simulation Room]

    Immovable rods are exceptionally useful at stopping things from moving and keeps the Creation successfully at bay.

    "I-"

    Everything suddenly flickers and disappears into the unending void of non-existence. Reinholdt and Felandria are left in the Simulation Room as it was when Fel first entered. Manja has been digitized and is nowhere to be found. Manja is lying there on the floor, still wrapped up in her warm Ushanka. Rein hurries over to scoop her up. "I guess they fixed it. Let's go." He doesn't even wait for Fel's reply before hurrying out of there. He doesn't want to be inside if the Simulation changes its mind and starts back up again.

    [Outside Simulation Room]

    The fire extinguisher's job is fulfilled as the fire goes out, leaving only Mr C on ice and charred electronics which have been recently shut off.

    The door to the Simulation Room suddenly opens and Reinholdt steps out with Manja in hand.

    [Angeline's Day Date]

    "Ah right. I'll turn up the heat." Reinholdt takes a detour to the thermostat and knocks it up a few degrees. "Why don't you go ahead and get the bath temperature to what you prefer and I'll finish with the candles," Rein suggests. It'll take a moment for the water to warm up anyways.

    There is a few bath bomb options if Harley wishes for bubbles, fragrance, and/or soothing salts. He doesn't exactly know Harley inside out well enough to pick out her favorites, so a moderate selection she could choose from for herself seemed like the next best thing.
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    Simulation Room

    When the simulation flickers and disappears, Fel doesn’t hesitate to follow Rein and Manja out of the room.

    Outside Simulation Room

    Fel looks around to see who it was who managed to get them out of there before she leans down to check on Manja.

    How is she doing, I hope she wasn’t too shaken up.

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    Simulation Room

    The digitized baby wonders where she is and why everything feels so weird and where everyone else is


    [=> outside Simulation Room]

    For those who haven't followed every single random post yet, this is what Manja looks like. She's a little few-months-old baby with (in contrast to her mother) pale skin and slightly-glowing pink eyes. Earlier today she looked like a kitten or more lionlike, but because the situation changed, she no longer looks like those. Most of her ears are covered up by the hat she's wearing, but sticking out of the bottom are pink-tipped floppy ears(?) with three points and three darker dots on them and also weird gold rings that don't seem to be supported by anything. Plus, she has a long and really floofy white tail.

    She's definitely okay with getting picked up again, and actually seems to be doing fine, considering.


    Harley, whose hair is still a mess because she recently woke up, is the farthest from the door out of the three when it opens up. However, she quickly closes the distance when she notices it opening.
    "Is she okay? she asks, "What happened?" before her adrenaline finally stops as relief washes over her, now that she finally sees her.


    [Angeline's Day Date] *doesn't get the reference*

    Harley says 'kay' and turns on the hot water first. She does want it hot, but obviously not too hot. Even though she can literally see the temperature, she still puts her hand in the running water, so that she can look at the other provided things.

    Like, for example, the bath bomb options. She hasn't really used any of these before, so she's not sure if they're any good. For example, she doesn't know why someone would want to put salts in the water unless they were going to take a really long bath and wanted to cut down on swelling, or something.
    Bubbles, though...she always wants a good bubble bath. Was the last time she had one really all the way back in AMEN? Yeah, it was. After reading the directions, she uses that one.

    She adjusts the water, and realizes there's still more time to wait, so she considers the fragrances. That's not really something she's even thought of doing before, because it could really give away your position. . .but. . .it seems alright. She'll decide on one, eventually.
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    [Server room]

    Nothing exploded and the lights are still on, so at least pulling the level didn't make things worse. Dorota raises her communicator to her face again.

    "Did it work? What's going on in the simulation room?"
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    [Angeline's Day Date]

    "Can't go wrong with bubbles," Reinholdt says as he appears in the door behind her, smiling a little. The candles finally all lit, he turns down the lights to a particularly dim setting, letting the wax and fire do most of the work.

    He removes the nicest top parts of his tux, leaving him in a white button up shirt. Lets him roll up his sleeves and he does just that, freeing up most of his arms to get wet without worrying about expensive clothes getting messed up. Laying a towel down next to the tub, he kneels beside it. "I'll admit, I wasn't quite ready for the tail. With the scales, not against, I presume?"
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    Magtok frowns when he gets his first look at Harley's child. The cat's children are still doing the pink eyes thing, huh? That's...a little unsettling, but nothing to have a panic attack about, I guess. Probably not the literal end of the world, especially since there haven't been any catastrophic plagues or genocidal rampages since the two had a kid together. Mag quietly makes a mental note to find an excuse to drop by every few months just to be sure, though. If nothing's on fire the next time he passes through HALO, that should be enough proof to-

    "Fel, cat, congrats on not dying. Oh. Before I forget-" Magtok starts, pointing up at the sticky note on his head that says 'The Real Magtok' on it. There, that should keep anyone from instinctively trying to shoot him in the face. "Oh, and one more thing. I'm having trouble following along, is everything solved now and I can go home, or is there still a fake Affadavit on his way to do fake Affadavit things?"
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    [Angeline's Day Date]

    "Um, yes," Harlamia says. "That's right."

    The whole snake-tail is too big to fit...well, any enclosed space. At least, too big to fit comfortably, which is why some of it is out of the water even after she gets in.
    She really hadn't thought this through.

    "It was..." She doesn't really want to admit it, so she looks away and her voice gets quieter. "Well, it was a dumb joke that I decided to take too far."
    She explains:
    "That first clue? The one with the rotation-cipher. The first alphabet I tried only has twenty-three letters, and the word that was supposed to be 'Manja' gave me 'Lamia'. I tried again with twenty-five letters, because I wasn't sure where 'w' fit in and got it close enough to read it, and I was frustrated enough with myself for not knowing the alphabet. I figured being obtuse and unreasonable and blaming you for using the wrong alphabet would be the perfect revenge, and it would make me feel justified in getting it wrong."

    She pushes bubbles up to hide her face. "Pretty childish and petty of me, right?"
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    Dorothea will ger an answer from Mr C but his voice shivers and he is still in the icecube. Just a communicator is now inside as well like it was frozen there all along.
    "It worked. They are out." Not much more to say.
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    [Outside Simulation Room]

    "She's fine. Brave even. Didn't cry once. Definitely a fighter." Rein's going to need to get some disinfectant for where Manja clawed him, but she herself seems plenty fine. He'll offer her to her mother, removing the warmth ushanka in the process. "Some, err... wires got crossed and the simulation activated without any of the proper safeties." Not a one!

    Well maybe. Rein didn't actually test the safeties. He just presumed it was dangerous.

    He places the hat on Mr. C, allowing the magical warming and resizing properties to hopefully melt the ice. Then again, it's supposed to work for people. Rein's not sure if frozen food counts. Turning his attention to Magtok, he narrows his eyes slightly. "Oh look Felandria. The program's still running after all. You should put fake Magtok in a headlock to make sure he doesn't sabotage anything."

    That didn't answer Magtok's questions in the slightest!

    [Angeline's Day Date]

    Reinholdt can't help but laugh as he starts to gently wash with the scales, tenderly and chastely cleaning her body, even the parts that hang out because they're just too long! "Well if that is your idea of revenge, I am decidedly not afraid of anything you could do to me."

    Rein grows quiet and thoughtful. Almost serious. "Well I guess except for one thing. But you've already done it." She has?

    A smile returns to his face at Harley's silliness. "I suppose that does make it pretty childish. Did it work though? Do you feel justified?" Rein teases. "I wouldn't feel too bad if I were you. You did solve them all pretty quickly. It's my fault for not thinking about the different alphabets."
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    [Teleport Pad]

    Marin tele—ports back on the teleport pad.
    Yes!
    They really did make it back!
    It would be really sinister to reroute the return trip, too, to somewhere else.

    The catgirl steps off the telepad and looks around.
    Nobody around, still.
    "We made it!" she says. Then, looking around again, she closely inspects the walls. "...Okay. To be honest, I was half-expecting us to arrive, like, ten years in the future or something."


    [Angeline's Day Date]

    The shapeshifter lamia wonders what that one thing he's afraid of that she's already done. Getting pregnant? Getting in a car crash in nightmare fairyland and almost dying? Pretending to be someone else and claiming that she died in that car crash because at the time she thought that was easier than coming clean and admitting she wasn't who he thought she was and had been lying to him this whole time? Almost die from childbirth? Get carelessly infected by multiple mutagenic diseases that would have been disastrous to everyone around if she weren't a shapeshifter? Foolishly reveal that she was basically living in poverty before she moved in to HALO, while she was trying to impress him? Make Wenomir mad at her in front of him when he was trying to have an important conversation with him? Get stir-crazy, and go out for a casual stroll and come back decapitated? Let him know that she...wait, has she even told him that her reflection and her shadow start talking to her when she's alone and scared? Probably not. All they do is tease her about past trauma, anyway, so at least it's not like it's the worst-case scenario. And that's only things that started after meeting him! Not even getting in to anything that happened before! Did he find out that she got his phone number from Magtok which is how they were able to get a second date at all? Even that could make sense, because of that frenemy-type relationship they seem to have.

    Anyway, the point is, she says (to herself), that actually doesn't narrow down anything. Stuff like this is way too common around her, so how is she supposed to know which one she should actually avoid doing again?

    "Actually, I just feel really dumb. Not vindicated at all," Harley says.
    She pouts.
    "Well, at least it's good to know that you'll still find a way to praise me even though I took far longer than I should have." Yeah, the first clue with the alphabets took longer than she wanted, but she still got through that one pretty quickly, especially compared to the third clue, which she should have solved in minutes, but it took her...she lost track of how much time it took her, that's how long it took.

    She waits a while, relaxing.
    Then, she adds, "On the plus side, at dinner I got to get a taste of what cold-blooded snuggling feels like," with his legs, "and my only fear is that it might be addictive."


    [Outside Simulation Room]

    Harley takes the baby Manja and holds her tight. Manja doesn't seem to mind. Sure, she lost the warm hat and is moving away from her father, but her mother makes a good second-best.
    "Oh, that's great,"
    the mother says. She's still not really sure how the infant managed to escape her crib (with the crib still intact!) when, as far as Harley knows, she's not even old enough to crawl yet. "Glad everyone's safe."

    And!
    Rein's comments suddenly reminds her that Magtok is here too. Yes, Harley: just because your baby is here in front of you doesn't mean everyone else suddenly stopped existing. They're all still here.
    She turns to the cyborg.
    "Oh! Right. Thank you so much," she says, "I really owe you; you're a lifesaver." Even though she's sure Magtok probably has no idea exactly how helpful he was. Harley would probably still be curled up in that hallway if he weren't around.
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    [Angeline's Day Date]

    That is a lot of options. Too many options to narrow down.
    It seems like the only way for Harley know what it is he's afraid of that she's done is to ask him.
    If the curiosity is stronger than her desire to not know.

    Reinholdt just smiles wryly as she pouts. "You're too hard on yourself. Someone somewhere said that's the mark of an achiever." Or just someone with low self-esteem. Sometimes both. Or the person who said that was making things up!

    "Oooh? That counted as snuggling?" Reinholdt raised an eyebrow. It was certainly unique, having his legs constricted under the table. "I dunno. I think we can do better. My legs can't be that warm. I will snuggle you good and proper tonight. Hug that tail until it's hot and cozy. If you get addicted to me in the process... well, all the better."
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