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[F6] Charlotte and Benjamin

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DootDootPerson was signed in when posted
07-23-2019
06:56 PM ET (US)
Charlie recoiled a few steps. She just seems speechless. She keeps eyeing Ben warily.

"... But you don't want to kill anyone?"
33
JesusMonroePerson was signed in when posted
07-23-2019
08:14 PM ET (US)
"No. All I want to do is find Enola, I promise."

Benjamin doubts that this will be enough for Charlie and sighs heavily, running his hand down his face. "Alright, look. I've killed people before. I wish I could tell you more than that, but I can't. I'm only telling you that because I want you to trust me. I'm something like Batman." He smirks. "Or you."
34
DootDootPerson was signed in when posted
07-23-2019
08:20 PM ET (US)
"This is a lot to take in, y'know... Though I guess I kinda asked." Charlie took a few deep breaths to calm herself down. "Maybe I should've seen this coming, but I was holding out hope you just evaded your taxes for too long or whatever. Are you telling me you're a vigilante?"
35
JesusMonroePerson was signed in when posted
07-23-2019
08:57 PM ET (US)
Benjamin rubbed his chin at that word. “Yeah, let’s say that. But really I’m more of a ‘rule-breaker’ than anything.”
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DootDootPerson was signed in when posted
07-23-2019
09:02 PM ET (US)
Charlotte furrowed her brow. "Okay, now I'm more confused than anything. What 'rules' do you 'break'?"
37
JesusMonroePerson was signed in when posted
07-23-2019
09:16 PM ET (US)
“Well, the law.” He tugged at the chain on his ankle as if to make that point. “My main point is that you don’t need to worry about me. I was just trying to solve the trial without any of our lives being lost. I’m dedicated to this mission, and our team.”
38
DootDootPerson was signed in when posted
07-24-2019
08:11 PM ET (US)
Charlotte kept a wary look trained on him while she digested his rule breaking, but eventually relaxed and put her hands in her pockets. "Alright. I guess we're all on the same side down here. Sorry for doubting you, I guess."

She pointed at him. "But if you kill someone, I'm gonna be pissed."
39
JesusMonroePerson was signed in when posted
07-24-2019
10:28 PM ET (US)
“Noted. And... ditto.”

Benjamin frowned, tapping his foot. “I suppose I’ve said all I need to for now.”
40
DootDootPerson was signed in when posted
07-24-2019
10:34 PM ET (US)
"I guess so?" she pointed to the diamond on the wall with a broken piece of a pickaxe. "You wanna help me mine?"

By mine, she probably means fruitlessly scrape the wall in the hopes the rock will fall off like it was just glued there.
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JesusMonroePerson was signed in when posted
07-25-2019
02:55 PM ET (US)
Benjamin studied the wall and diamonds closely looking for a weaker spot. He carefully aimed his pickaxe and gently...

The diamonds in the immediate area shattered like glass, raining on the two of them.
42
DootDootPerson was signed in when posted
07-25-2019
02:58 PM ET (US)
Charlotte watched completely powerless.

She fell to her knees and scooped up some diamond dust.

A breeze blew it away.

"... You killed it. You killed my baby. My beautiful, shiny, expensive baby."
43
JesusMonroePerson was signed in when posted
07-25-2019
03:16 PM ET (US)
"W-What?" Benjamin picked up some of the tiny shards. "No, this is still valuable! You can sell it and everything. Certainly can't put it on a ring or anything but... I mean, what did you want out of mining this anyway?"
44
DootDootPerson was signed in when posted
07-25-2019
03:24 PM ET (US)
"What does every diamond miner want?! Money! Money money money money!" she snapped. "Sure, it's still valuable, but it could be more valuable! Aaaaah, just thinking about how much a real rough diamond could've gotten me is making me wanna cry!"
45
JesusMonroePerson was signed in when posted
07-25-2019
08:52 PM ET (US)
Benjamin was rather offput by the outburst, not understanding the difference it would make since any mining at all was going to be profit from where she started. "Admittedly this isn't my area of expertise, but did you perhaps consider glue?"
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DootDootPerson was signed in when posted
07-25-2019
09:04 PM ET (US)
"Glue... Glue... I have glue in the hideout!" Charlotte deluded herself and started scooping up diamond dust and putting it in her pockets.
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JesusMonroePerson was signed in when posted
07-25-2019
09:29 PM ET (US)
Benjamin stepped out to go to the hideout and came back shortly after. He squirted some glue on the fragmented pile of diamond around him, trying to arrange it into something presentable. It wasn't, and looked more like a conglomerate rock by the end...definitely had some actual rock in it too. He passed it off in Charlie's hands and gave a nervous smile.
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