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[F6] Enola and Ivan

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pancakezPerson was signed in when posted
09-07-2019
07:59 PM ET (US)
"A-A bunch of bastards, huh..?"

Ivan sighed and covered his face.

"...I suppose that's how people see me. Of course, you don't know me, and the things I've done with my men. But all I did was for the town. Even if the happiness we felt was an illusion, I'm not sure how much I would change."
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PlanetboxPerson was signed in when posted
09-07-2019
08:57 PM ET (US)
"I don't fault you for that," Enola replied, "You were only doing what you think was right...just like everyone does. But since no one agrees on what right is, people fall through the cracks."

"I can't even say I hated the police. I just felt, well...disappointed."
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pancakezPerson was signed in when posted
09-07-2019
10:32 PM ET (US)
"Disappointed? How so? Granted, my mistakes are mine to own...but the police can't please everyone. There are certain things that are out of our hands, unfortunately."

He paused for a minute.

"Additionally, any disappointment is a reflection upon me and not the rest of my men."
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PlanetboxPerson was signed in when posted
09-08-2019
10:19 AM ET (US)
"I just expected more from them..." Enola said, "They had the most responsibility...but they always misused it. Whenever some officer showed up to interrogate me for fucking nothing...I just felt exhausted."

"I'm not sure it helps to put the world's weight on your shoulders though. You're human too."
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pancakezPerson was signed in when posted
09-08-2019
10:31 AM ET (US)
"I'm sure it was with reason."

Ivan crossed his arms.

"But you know, this is the reality of my situation. I just have to take responsibility. Additionally, I have to feel responsible for the death of your father and brother."
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PlanetboxPerson was signed in when posted
09-08-2019
02:48 PM ET (US)
"Of course...They all had the exact same, foolish reasons..."

Enola's face lit up for a moment, as if lit by inspiration.

"My brother...I've heard tales of my father's killer, but never Dizzy's," she looked up at Ivan. "Tell me. Is it still a mystery to you?"
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pancakezPerson was signed in when posted
09-08-2019
02:52 PM ET (US)
"...It is. I wish I could tell you more."

Ivan rubbed the back of his head, feeling a bit awkward.

"Were you two close..?"
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PlanetboxPerson was signed in when posted
09-08-2019
08:28 PM ET (US)
"Of course...We were always together when we were children," Enola almost smiled at the memories. "He was...the only person who thought I was human."

Enola looked at the floor and sighed.

"It's strange though. Even his name...has faded from my mind now."
Edited 09-08-2019 08:29 PM
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pancakezPerson was signed in when posted
09-09-2019
10:11 AM ET (US)
"Aren't you human..?" Ivan sighed. "Really, Mrs. Gardner, there are many opportunities gifted to a Star Citizen on a surface. That includes personal relationships."

"His true name, huh?"
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PlanetboxPerson was signed in when posted
09-09-2019
11:21 AM ET (US)
"What is humanity to you, then?" Enola mumbled, "To think, to feel, to laugh, to love. To most, I'm missing the key components. Surely you heard the rumor. That there's something wrong about me."

Enola nodded. "Whatever you wish to call it. Dizzy was only a nickname, after all..."
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pancakezPerson was signed in when posted
09-09-2019
11:39 PM ET (US)
"...Are you?"

Ivan shook his head.

"The fact that you miss your brother means you have the means to possess all those emotions, right? So what makes you subhuman?"
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PlanetboxPerson was signed in when posted
09-10-2019
09:36 AM ET (US)
"It's not about if you have these emotions, I don't think...it's about how you have them. People have called me emotionless. They've called me too emotional. People have called me a lot of things."

"I never said I was subhuman though...did I?" Enola added, "Most people's perceptions are very...simplistic. I prefer not to think of myself as among their number...Still, it's not their fault they're dumb shits...so I try not to hold it against them."
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pancakezPerson was signed in when posted
09-10-2019
01:59 PM ET (US)
"...I cannot make judgment on that. We have only just met. What do you think about yourself, Mrs. Gardner? How do you handle your emotions?"
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PlanetboxPerson was signed in when posted
09-10-2019
02:11 PM ET (US)
"I handle them the way I do," she replied unhelpfully. "It's not as if I can change that...Maybe I'd love to have a little more joy in my life...or not break down into tears for such a long time...o-or not feel such a deep dread about every new experience..."

Enola trailed off, her voice having started to strain a bit. She quietly cleared her throat and added, "But there's nothing I can do...That's just me."
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pancakezPerson was signed in when posted
09-10-2019
05:51 PM ET (US)
Ivan looked down and frowned.

"...You won't experience joy if you remain trapped in your own world, Mrs. Gardner. No matter what they say about you, nothing will be done if you run away. All you can do is take risks."

He pointed at nothing in particular as if he were beckoning about the outside.

"That's where your joy must come from. There is where a world of companionship and happiness lies. Make it to the outside world with us and rebuild your life. *That* is something you can do. You are in control of your own life..!"
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PlanetboxPerson was signed in when posted
09-13-2019
10:24 AM ET (US)
Enola listened quietly, only to let out a dejected sigh.

"Well put..." she said, "I know that you're right...but it's still frightening. And I can never shake the feeling that all of this will be pointless."

"Still...it's strange, but...when all of you are here, I feel more like a part of this world. I feel like...I can fight back."
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