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Discussion in 'The Library' started by Max!!, Aug 25, 2019.

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    There were so many rumors flying around lately. It was like a buffet for Sazz. Like the best Christmas gift ever. Like he'd died and somehow wound up in a less prudish heaven. It was almost too much to investigate all at once... except he was gonna try. That said not all of these rumors had the apparent similarities to each other. And others struck a bit closer to home. Namely the one about a handful of kids trying to do some magic ritual and one of them exploding. Man oh man that was a doozy.

    There was really only one person he could think of off hand that would probably know something about it. Or as he suspected was involved based on how scarce she seemed to be making herself lately. Well he'd find out soon enough as he headed into the one place he knew he'd definitely find her.

    When he entered the library Sazz headed straight for the magic section, checking around. Then one particular figure with green skin caught his eye. Asleep at a table with a stack of books. Oh man this was bad. Sazz wasn't normally one to go out of his way to look out for people in a genuine capacity, but this was just really sad.

    He took a seat directly across from Wednesday and reached out to poke her. Hopefully that would be enough to wake her up.

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    Wednesday had put a lot on her plate.

    Her overworking herself was hardly an unusual occurrence in the Academy, at this point she almost blended into the background of the library when she visited, being seen there so often. But the sight of her completely slumped over the table, head literally buried between the pages of her thick textbook was definitely a cause for concern. Her cat was perched on the table next to her, watching her with those alert animal eyes that flicked up to Sazz when he sat down.

    The poke, it appeared, didn't get her to budge. Frodo gave Sazz a silent look that almost seemed sympathetic. It seemed he'd need a bit more to wake her.
     
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    Sazz sighed and looked over to the cat, gave him a wave, then back to Wednesday. Well a little poke didn't work didn't even make her budge. This time he put a hand on his shoulder and shook her. Who even let this happen? The second he fell asleep in the library a librarian would be on his ass within seconds.

    "Hey come on get up. You can't just hole up in here and sleep," he sighed as his shaking intensified. Of course he left off the part of "if I can't sleep here no one can," but that might come up later.
     
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    It took a few moments of shaking before he got a reaction. Frodo saw it coming first, taking a few notable steps back, just as Wednesday's eyes shot open. She bolted back up straight, arms flailing out around her, possibly smacking Sazz as she woke up (not that it'd hurt much, giving how weak she was).

    "I-I'm up! I'm awake!" She quickly said. Then, remembering where she was, she shrunk back a little in her chair, embarrassed, and continued on a bit more quietly. "O-oh uh, hey Sazz. Um, sorry about that..."

    She rubbed the back of her neck. Frodo just shook his head.

    "Did you uh, need something?"
     
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    Sazz recoiled quickly enough when she hit him. No it didn't hurt or anything, and no he wasn't surprised. Still he didn't want to get hit anymore. He just sighed at her and smiled at her.

    "Well... no I didn't really need anything. I just wanted to check up on you. You've been kinda scarce and uh... I dunno."

    He shifted awkwardly. Sazz had a plan, he always had a plan. That said the emotion he was feeling now, this was worry? Nerves? He never really got hit with those things not often anyway. He considered how to word it before he finally said anything.

    "Are you doing alright?"
     
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    "Uhh, have I? Sorry I um...get kinda caught up in my work sometimes, and uhh..."

    She trailed off, adjusting her glasses, and sheepishly smiling. Now that Wednesday was sat up straight, it was easy to see just how ragged she'd been running herself. There were bags under her eye, her clothes were dishevelled, she looked like a mess. She rubbed her forehead, resting an arm on the tome of necromancy she'd be slumped over.

    "Oh um, y-yes, I've been fine. A little tired maybe but um, not any more than normal..."

    Incidentally, Wednesday also wasn't a particularly good liar.
     
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    Sazz probably didn't even have to say anything. The look on his face was probably enough to cut through that lie like a hot knife through butter. This wasn't the usual end of the semester study hustle, this was something more impactful. Wednesday was a mess there was no way around it.

    "Looks like a lot more than nor-" the demon frowned and sighed. There was no reason to just dance around it, so he might as well crash the conversation into it. "I heard what happened okay? You don't have to hide that stuff from me."
     
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    Wednesday went quiet for a moment, considering her options, before finally letting out a long sigh. She kept her gaze on the book under her as she spoke.

    "If you heard about what happened then I don't need to explain anything else to you." She said, coldly, forcing an even-toned voice. "I made...we made a mistake, and I'm trying to fix it, that's all that needs to be said."

    Maintaining that impersonal, indifferent tone as well as she was able to do, Wednesday closed the book and started to pack up.

    "I appreciate your concern, but I'm fine." She continued. "It may be a lot to do on top of my...other research, but I can handle the load."
     


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