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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 02:51:29 )

Sari paused a moment, thinking.

"How old is she?" She asked after a moment or two, her voice urious.

"34." was Zeke's answer.

"Being cursed, would be purely human." Sari continued, "Meaning... she probably has lived for longer than expected. However, I might be able to arrange some help for her."

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 03:34:58 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

Zeke had some quick emotional shifts in that short moment.

He was a bit confused as to why she asked Erica's age, but then reasoned it was because of the borrowed time comment. However, his heart sank when Sari guessed that Erica had lived longer than expected, but there was a ray of hope in when she made her last statement.

"R-really?" he asked.

"That... that would be wonderful." he told her.

"Azazel's been able to calm the curse down whenever it acts up, but... well... doesn't change the fact that it still happens, and she feels worse every time." he said with another sigh.

"So any real help that might improve the quality of her life would be amazing."

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 03:37:53 )

"Don't worry, I'm reasonably certain that I can ensure she'll live at least a couple more decades." Sari assured Zeke with a smile.

"For now though, are you feeling better?" She asked.

"Or do you think you want to walk through the Garden?" She asked, knowing that he'd know exactly what garden she was referring to.

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 04:05:39 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

Zeke paused for a moment, thinking about it.

"Both?" he answered.

"I mean, I AM feeling better than before." he told her.

"But... well... maybe a stroll through the garden would help the rest of it." he continued.

"I just want to make sure I'm REALLY calm and collected before I return to the surface." he reasoned.

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 04:17:04 )

Sari just chuckled lightly.

"well, let's go then." She said simply before getting to her feet.

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Sometime after Zeke returned home, Sari just sighed before making her way through the properly, lookin for one person in specific, probably the only being at all that could Zeke's friend. She approached the door to her room before pausing as she heard what she did. He was avoiding Zeke, and she knew that, but the fact that she could hear him playing his clarinet again... it just proved to her that the presence of the curse has in fact affected him, even if he doesn't know.

"Hey Gabriel?" She asked as she knocked on the door.

"Ezekiel's gone home."

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 04:40:50 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

Gabriel had continued playing his instrument, finishing up the section he was working on, before pausing.

He didn't say anything to her at first, didn't even look at the door, and sighed.

"Come in!" he called to her.

"I know." he then said when she entered.

"Felt his presence dissipate." he told her.

"Still don't understand why you have to act like you do to him." he went on.

"How can you even relate to him?" he muttered.

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 04:52:14 )

"It's not about relating." Sari commented as she took a seat on one of the chairs he had by the door.

"You've been playing more and more over the past few years." She commented. "Why? I thought you'd abandoned playing." It wasn't unknown she enjoyed listening to him play, and Azrael play on her drumset.

"Any specific reason why you picked it up again?"

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 05:22:15 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

"....." Gabriel was silent for a moment, before looking at the clarinet.

"I..." he stammered.

"...huh." he muttered.

"I... guess I never really took notice of the fact that I started playing again." he admitted.

"So... I suppose not." he told her with a shrug.

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 05:26:25 )

Sari just sighed, but it was a light, it was friendly.

"Gabriel... I think I know why." She told him honestly.

"The curse is on the surface again, and the carrier is a friend of Zeke's. He's worried about her - which is why he was here." She continued.

"You feel like stepping in to help her with it?"

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 05:50:02 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

Gabriel paused when she said what she did, his eyes frozen in surprise for a moment.

He looked away for a moment, and bit his lip.

"...it is, isn't it." he said quietly.

"Damn it." he sighed.

"I suppose it IS my duty, so to speak." he admitted.

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 06:00:23 )

"That, to my knowledge, is your arrangement with Ana." Sari commented before getting to her feet.

"Now! I'll leave you to your musings. Me? I'm going to go to 'work'." She added, smirking slightly.

"That vet clinic ain't gonna run itself."

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 06:16:07 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

Gabriel was silent once more, before sighing again.

"Indeed." he said.

"...tell me." he then told her.

"Why a vet clinic?" he asked.

"I know you chose that a while ago, and I know you've been doing it for a while." he went on.

"But I've never known WHY." he continued.

"And it's occurred to me to ask, but then I always get distracted or never find you when it's fresh in my mind." he admitted.

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 06:19:28 )

Sari paused before chuckling.

"Because while some of us up here don't care about Dad's creatures," She started, referring to the one that had originally created them, that they largely all considered 'Dad', "I do. Emelie takes care of the humanoid creatures, and I take care of the others." She added.

"Hell, Raph's taken up botany."

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 06:43:29 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

"....oh yeah." Gabriel said, remembering that.

"Huh." he mumbled.

"Well... can't fault that, I suppose." he went on, getting up from where he was.

"Hey." he then said.

"...you... you ever miss him?" he asked.

"Dad, that is."

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 06:45:23 )

Sari paused a moment before sighing.

"Sometimes." She answered.

"I miss who he was. Before he became vengeance incarnate for a bit, before Uriel was brought into the picture... and before he lost his balance." She added before meeting his gaze.

"Do you?"

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 07:05:47 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

"...sometimes." Gabriel echoed.

"Pretty much the same as you." he told her.

He then looked out the window, where he saw Uriel looking over some of the trees in the distance.

"...I wonder if he ever feels guilty." he mused.

"You think he blames himself for what happened to Dad?" he asked her.

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 07:07:45 )

"I don't think he's the cause though." Sari commented honestly.

"Dad was ... always getting more and more bitchy. Uriel was an inevitability. The problem though, was that vengeance was.... a far larger part of Dad than even he realised." she continued.

"so pulling that out of him, it destroyed the balance he had..... although that scale was pretty seriously tipped before then anyway."

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 07:24:37 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

"I know." Gabe responded.

"But he's still so young." he continued, which... would have been odd to anyone else, but it was true. Compared to the others, Uriel was quite young.

"I wonder if he blames himself when he shouldn't..." he sighed.

This was another sign to Sari.

Gabriel was acting... far more like he used to. Before he'd become jaded and bitter.

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Moderator — Female Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 07:26:18 )

Sari wasn't stupid. She noticed that her brother was starting to seem better, but she wasn't going to speak up on it.

"Oh! Right, do you want to know who you're looking for? Or do you want to just find her yourself?" She asked.

"Because I know who it is. Zeke and I went walking through the Garden, and he spilled... basically everything."

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Moderator — The Dude Posted 2 weeks ago ( 2021/01/14 07:44:17 )
One.. by... one.
They only fall... a-part.
Can it be.. undone?

"...sounds like him." Gabriel responded.

"And give me SOME information." he said.

"...I don't know if I want all of it." he admitted.

"So just give me what you think is pertinent." he told her further, as he started to put away his clarinet.

"..." he was then silent again, and looked at her.

"Did Ezekiel leave feeling much better?" he asked.

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