Private Finished Can Plants Get Lost?

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"I don't do it all the time, you know. Sometimes, I just watch. Sometimes, I participate in bet-taking. Mostly, I just enjoy fighting... and not because it's violent-- okay, so maybe it is. But I don't do it because I want to beat people up. I just... enjoy the sport," Kalvin said, rather defensively too. For some reason, Kalvin immediately felt like he needed to defend himself. Not many people found out about his hobby. When they did, they were either already part of the underground operation and just happened to see him there.

Carmin was the first person in Manta Carlos to have even found out about it. "Some people like to go fishing or playing golf. I like to join fights. I don't see the problem. Plus, I don't usually get too beaten up," he added. When he spoke again, there was a bit of a fond smile on his face. "This one was worth it though."
 

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"I just..." Carmin was worried for him. He'd seen people who could do crazy things and he'd seen how unregulated the place Kal fought at was, and it honestly made him worry. He wasn't even sure what Kal could do, what he was capable of when a fight allowed for powers, but it really didn't matter much. There always seemed to be a bigger fish.

"Just... it's scary seeing you all beat up like that... I don't think you should be fighting at all, in fact I don't think anyone should be fighting like that. It can't be healthy. But, if you have to do it, you could probably at least find somewhere safer and less underground-y... Like that one arena, whatever it's called." Carmin wasn't sure if you'd get money for fighting there or if it was just more of a for-fun spot, but either way, it had to be better.
 

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Kalvin considered Carmin's worry. It was strange to hear concern from him. Less than an hour ago, Kalvin thought the plant guy hated him. Then again, in that same time frame, Carmin never knew this side of him. It was probably the fact that he also got beaten up tonight that made Carmin worry over his well-being. Anybody else probably would, right?

"I appreciate the concern. I'll think about it," Kal said. He knew about which arena Carmin was talking about. He had heard of it too but the appeal of it just didn't click with him. It was too... WWE for him. Or at least it seemed like it. He preferred UFC-type spaces. Then again, he had probably visited the place on a weird day. In all honesty, maybe he would check the place again for Carmin's mental sake. "But... wow. I can't believe you're actually concerned about me," he said with a sly, teasing grin aimed at Carmin.
 

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He was glad that Kalvin was going to at least think it over. Even if he was still going to be fighting, at least that way he'd be relatively safer. He nodded along to Kal's response, content for the time being.

However, when Kal called him out, he switched tunes, becoming quite defensive while the hue of his face got lighter. "It's not... I don't..." He shook his head. "I don't really care that much, I just don't like finding out people I know have died. It makes it harder to sleep at night." He couldn't even sleep anyway, but that was beside the point.
 

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Kalvin shook his head. He wasn't going to die. Not until he finished his business. "You know, if I knew I'd die fighting in the cage or ring, I wouldn't enter," Kalvin said. "Besides, these things aren't a fight to the death. And if anybody got too violent... well, they have magicks to deal with that kind of violence."

Kalvin pulled his jacket tighter around his body. It was cooling off now, but at least the jacket was doing its job. He then realized what Carmin said earlier. Did this kid know someone who died before? "Why would you feel bad if I died anyway? Up until an hour or so ago, you seemed to dislike me."
 

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Magic was a real thing to consider, that was true. Even if Kal got seriously injured, there'd probably be some magic thing that could be done to bring him back to normal, good as new. But Carmin was good at coming up with what-if scenarios and just had too many ways that things could go wrong running around in his head.

Carmin frowned when Kal said that he seemed to dislike him a while ago. "I don't dislike you, I never really did... it was just with the flower thing, I never had anything like that happen before. I started jumping to dumb conclusions and well... you were just kind of there." It bothered him that everyone assumed he disliked them. It was his own fault, he certainly didn't blame them for thinking that. He just wished he could get better at communicating and acting like a normal person.
 

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"Well, there's a first time for everything. That includes your flower getting taken from you. And now, you know what happens when someone takes it," Kal said. He glanced at Carmin. "Also, I just did what anybody else would've done in that situation. I tried to help you... Only, I guess it turns out you never really knew you needed it at the time. Is nothing really coming back to you? Don't you remember even a single thing about the incident before the flower grew back?"
 

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What Kal said was true. Even if he didn’t like it, Carmin accepted that it was better knowing it could happen than not.

When it came to the flower incident, as far as Carmin remembered, he was walking home and then suddenly appeared in the clinic. The entire middle was non existent.

“I don’t remember anything. Before the clinic, I was just on my way home. I think somewhere around here.” He frowned once again.

They were getting closer to the dorms now, it wouldn’t be much longer.
 
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Kal looked around. Yeah, it was close to here where he first found Carmin. So the guy had a total blackout of the incident. Why didn't Carmin know about that though? Kal was assuming he came from a family that had the same plant-like features. He'd certainly seen many others who looked to be in a similar race as Carmin. Or were they all different races like there were different flower species? Either way, Kal needed to being his inquiries with a good starting question.

"I'm just curious," he began slowly, unsure about how he should ask it. "Didn't anybody tell you what would happen if your flower got plucked out of your head like that? Not your mom or dad?"
 
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"Uhm." Carmin paused for a moment, carefully thinking about his wording before he continued. His predicament had been kept a secret for the most part, and he kind of wanted to keep it that way.

"My parents didn't um... they didn't have that happen, it isn't something that's ever happened in my family before." Carmin's eyes kept away from Kal's. As much as what he said had been true, it always felt like a lie when he had to discuss this sort of thing. But even still, he figured it was much easier to lie about it than have to tell the truth.
 
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