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[F6] Sebastian and Klifford (Purple Tent)

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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
07-27-2019
01:39 PM ET (US)
Seb shook his head. "You were respectful about it, which is more than some others have been. You don't have to apologise. And... you are my doctor. If there's anyone I should feel comfortable being entirely open with, it's you," he admitted, looking aside.
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Southern CornPerson was signed in when posted
07-27-2019
01:29 PM ET (US)
(This EFL is now permanent, congrats!)
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Salem-CRPerson was signed in when posted
07-27-2019
01:22 PM ET (US)
"I never knew that." Klifford admitted. "Docia never did tell me, but then again it wasn't really any of my business. My apologies if I made you feel uncomfortable or anything, Sebastian. That wasn't my intention."
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
07-26-2019
07:17 AM ET (US)
"Oh, really?" Seb said, sounding a little surprised. "I guess mother's not really one for talking much about her private life, though. Um, Abby's my mum and Docia's my mother. I'm adopted," he explained simply.
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Salem-CRPerson was signed in when posted
07-25-2019
11:16 PM ET (US)
"Well, I'm glad to hear you're making the most of the time you have together." Klifford said. "But, if you don't mind me asking, who is this Abby? I don't believe I've heard of her before."
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
07-24-2019
08:03 AM ET (US)
Seb actually smiled at that, though it somehow looked a bit empty on him. "If I know mother, if she had more time on her hands she'd use it all for work. She's maybe a bit of a workaholic. But I don't begrudge her for it, and we make use of the small slivers of time we do get together well. If anything my mum Abby probably misses her the most; I guess I've never known mother to be anything else so to me this is exactly who she is."
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Salem-CRPerson was signed in when posted
07-23-2019
10:58 PM ET (US)
"Thanks, Sebastian. That was nice of you to say." Klifford replied, with a smile.

"You know, I'm sure your mother feels the same way. Even if she doesn't say so, every parent wants to spend time with their kids." He continued. "I'm sure Docia wishes she had some more free time as well."
Edited 07-23-2019 11:00 PM
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
07-22-2019
06:34 PM ET (US)
"So it's like that after all... Yeah, mother isn't able to spend much time at home either. But in her case, that feels normal, she was never one for unnecessary conversations and can be quite efficient with the time she does spend at home," Seb said.

"You, though... I get the feeling your kids probably want to see you more often," he continued a little awkwardly. "I mean, I don't know them at all or anything, I guess you just... seem like that sort of parent. You clearly love your family, so in turn they probably feel the same."
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Salem-CRPerson was signed in when posted
07-22-2019
05:16 PM ET (US)
"I see..." Klifford said. He seemed like he wanted to continue the conversation, but wasn't sure how to.

"I don't really have much time with them, unfortunately." He replied. "That's why I have to make every second count. As it is, I only have a few hours to spend with them a day. They understand that I'm busy with work, but that doesn't make it any easier on them..." He sighs. "I'm hoping that once we get out of here, I'll be able to lighten up my work load a little, so I can have more time with them."
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
07-20-2019
06:46 AM ET (US)
"Well... that's just how it is," Seb shrugged. A year ago he might have expressed more here, but now he seemed genuinely uncaring about his situation.

He turned back to Klifford after he commented on his family some more. "About that... how do you find the time to spend with your family? Your work must keep you busy."
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Salem-CRPerson was signed in when posted
07-20-2019
12:20 AM ET (US)
"Hmm... That sounds a bit too lonely for my liking." Klifford said. "But if it works for you and you're happy with it, then I'm happy for you."

He smiles warmly. "Yeah, it's pretty cute. And I really do love them. I'm the luckiest guy in the world to have a family like them. I hope we find Enola soon so I can get back to them."
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
07-18-2019
07:17 PM ET (US)
Seb shrugged, unconcerned. "By doing all the cleaning, people give me space. I'm... often considered the 'odd one out', but people appreciate the work I do, which keeps pressure off me. It's a neat arrangement."

"Anyway, that sounds... cute," he then admitted, looking to one side. "You must really love your family."
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Salem-CRPerson was signed in when posted
07-18-2019
06:48 PM ET (US)
"Really? No one else would help you clean up?" Klifford asks. "Even if you don't mind cleaning, that doesn't really seem fair. I'm surprised the teachers didn't make anyone else help you."

"Oh don't get me wrong, she's hygienic." The doctor replied. "She's really good about that. It's just that she doesn't pick up her toys and stuff." He chuckles. "She's so full of energy that she's always moving on from one toy to another. By the time she's done playing her room looks like a tornado hit it."
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
07-17-2019
04:28 PM ET (US)
"It's not for everyone. I'm usually the one left cleaning up the classroom, and the path I take to school would be littered and messy if it weren't for me. But I prefer a clean environment, so I don't mind cleaning up just for my own sake, and if other people benefit from that, then all the better."

"Still, as a doctor you value hygiene, right? I'm surprised your daughter didn't pick that up from you," Seb said.
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Salem-CRPerson was signed in when posted
07-17-2019
03:43 PM ET (US)
“Yeah, I definitely wouldn’t have the patience to clean like you do.” Klifford replied. “I think it’s great that you like cleaning so much. It kind of ties into what I said about every kid being unique, even if you’re not exactly a child anymore. It makes me wish my daughter had the same attitude as you about cleaning, she’s always making messes.”
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
07-16-2019
06:22 PM ET (US)
"Hmm... I see," Seb replied deadpan. Despite the heartwarming sentiment he seemed as dispassionate as ever, or at least as dispassionate as he'd been for the last year or so. "I suppose it's good for someone to enjoy their work so much. I know most dislike cleaning, for example, and would not have the patience to do what I do. The same would apply to you."
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Salem-CRPerson was signed in when posted
07-16-2019
05:46 PM ET (US)
Klifford chuckles. “You’re right, that is a possibility. Guess I hadn’t considered that.”

“There’s other reasons as well, but helping people is definitely my biggest motivation.” He added. “And working with children is fun! Every child is so unique in their own way, I think it’s awesome. Besides, if I was a doctor for adults I wouldn’t have any patients, they’d all be sick of my jokes. But I can almost always get a kid to laugh!” He chuckles again.
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
07-16-2019
05:25 AM ET (US)
Seb tilted his head at the request. "That strikes me as unnecessary, all things considered... but I suppose I have little reason to refuse. Though frankly it wouldn't surprise me if you were the first to see her, at the hospital."

"An extrovert... yes," Seb nodded, presumably thinking back on the sock puppets. "So, then, your primary motivation is helping people? I suppose that makes you an ideal doctor. You must have some fondness for children, given your speciality."
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Salem-CRPerson was signed in when posted
07-16-2019
12:55 AM ET (US)
"I see. Well, when we get out of here, tell her I said hi." Klifford responded, with a smile.

"I wouldn't have it any other way either." He continued without hesitation. "It's tough work, but it's very rewarding. I've always been an extrovert, and I love helping people so it's the perfect job for me."
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2019
08:14 PM ET (US)
"Docia, you mean?" Seb asked. "She's... the same as ever, really," he continued, shrugging noncommittally. "It's a tough job but she wouldn't have it any other way. Is it the same for you?"

He realised now that despite knowing Klifford somewhat well for years, he'd never really talked to him on a more personal level like this. He found he was actually interested in the life of this joke-loving doctor outside of their appointments and random brief meetings in the hospital.
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Salem-CRPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2019
08:05 PM ET (US)
"Docia and I often talk about how overworked we are, when we have a chance to speak." The doctor said. "And I don't get home as early as I'd like either. As much as I love my job it really cuts into the time I can spend with my family..." He then sighed. "Heh, sorry that's probably not something you want to hear about."

Trying to change the subject, Klifford continued talking. "Speaking of your mother, how is she doing?"
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2019
06:09 PM ET (US)
Seb nodded. "Hopefully. I know you're all quite overworked there, what with it being the only hospital. Mother always gets home late..."
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Salem-CRPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2019
05:43 PM ET (US)
"Oh, hello Sebastian." Klifford replied, waving to the Cleaner. "You're right, I still do have patients to attend to, and this expedition isn't exactly helping my workload... But I knew something like this was a possibility when I became a Star Citizen, so I shouldn't complain. If all goes well we should find Enola rather quickly, so hopefully I'll be back to work before long."
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KamiPandaPerson was signed in when posted
07-15-2019
05:01 AM ET (US)
At some point everyone was back in the tents for the evening. Now alone together, Seb realised he probably had no choice but to strike up some semblance of a conversation.

"Hey, Klifford. It was a surprise to see you on this expedition, I thought you'd have still had patients to attend to out there," he said. The statement was blunt, though as usual Seb didn't appear to actually mean much by it.

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