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Event Private Finished Get on your soapbox and shout

Discussion in 'Courtyard' started by Kadakism, May 17, 2018.

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    Alma stood at the fountain, a place she had not too long ago bitten another student and gotten sick from his blood.

    She was handing out posters and pamphlets and stickers to anyone who would stop and take some. And anyone who would listen, she gave her practiced spiel about her platform.


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    Chloe saw Alma doing this, and she had to admire her hustle. Along with the platform, and everything. Alma wanted this in a way that Chloe never did, when she was doing her own council run.

    There were a lot of things Chloe admired about her, actually. The platform, the way she could talk about demon issues, the way she had taken up this fight about auras in a way Chloe hadn't even thought about. She was probably the coolest high school kid at the school, in Chloe's eyes.

    "Alma!" Chloe knew what she had to do. She skipped over to her and looked up at her. "I want a sticker! Which one do you think would look good on my cheek?"
     
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    Alma heard the voice call out her name and her ears twitched a bit as she turned. Oh, it was the DSU president. She smiled, showing off her fangs, her goat-like eyes brightening slightly. "Hey Chloe! Pfft, why not one of each? One on each cheek!"

    Alma grabbed two stickers from her bag, one saying 'Vote Alma' and the other saying her slogan, 'Malivani: Solidarity. Tolerance. Integrity.' She handed them to Chloe, grinning from ear to ear. "It's good to see you. How have you been?"
     
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    "Eh. Things are looking up, I guess" That was all Chloe felt like saying about her own business. She didn't know Alma well enough to talk about a nearly-dying child, or a missing... whatever Jafar was to her. It would really put a damper on things.

    She pulled out her phone to act as a mirror, and put a sticker on each of her cheeks, just like Alma suggested. "But let's focus on your thing. I want you to win this. I don't know if I've ever met someone running for this who cared as much as you about the sorts of things I care about."

    Chloe gestured to her phone. "Want to take a picture together? For social media."
     
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    Alma nodded and gave Chloe a thumbs up as she put the stickers on her face. "Lookin' good."

    Alma shrugged a big, goofy shrug as Chloe went on to praise her and ask her for a picture to put on social media. "I mean, yeah of course!" She moved in close and put an arm around Chloe's waist, stretching out her wings so that they were visible in the picture.

    When the picture was posted and Alma was back to actually looking at Chloe, she continued, "Thanks. It means a lot to me to have your support. Like, the things you've done with the DSU have definitely made an impact on me. Even before I kinda," and she gestured vaguely, "came out as a demon."
     
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    The DSU made an impact on her? It warmed Chloe's heart to hear that. "It's still weird to think we've accomplished so much. I wasn't the first person to think of doing something about demon social issues, but it's just..." she shrugged. "I guess having a student group helped a lot."

    She shrugged. Smiled.

    "I think you're figuring this out a lot faster than I was, though. Like there's that thing you said in your speech, about how we aren't our powers and we aren't our species. It used to be I was saying that demons are 'just like anyone else,' which... you know, isn't nuanced enough." She was more naive then - she didn't even know what some of her peers were actually going through. They'd felt like she was erasing them to make her narrative more convenient.

    Hopefully most people didn't remember that part of the club's history.
     
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    Alma nodded along with Chloe. This was all stuff she'd thought about throughout her life. "Well, I grew up on Manta Carlos. I've seen these things since I was a kid. And I've been reading political stuff online for years. So I wouldn't say I figured it out faster. I've been thinking about stuff like this for years..."

    She shrugged as she continued, "but before my aura kicked in, I always second guessed myself and talked myself out of actually doing things."
     
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    Huh. Alma did have her whole life to figure this stuff out - so it made sense she would be so far along with figuring this stuff out. Whereas Chloe only learned demons were real a little over 3 years ago.

    "Well, I'm glad you became active in this stuff, whatever the reason. I've already bought my tickets to the Alma for President hype train." She smiled, and pointed to the stickers on her cheeks. "And I never really thought about auras that much before... you know, just a few months ago. It's weird to think of how many times I might have been affected by an aura without even realizing it." It was a little scary, if she was honest.
     
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    Alma nodded once again, less vigorously and more grimly this time. "My own Aura has caused me plenty of issues since it activated. When people have an aura that affects your desires, it creates a kind of feedback loop with my own aura."

    She gestured over to the tree near the fountain. The place she had attacked that other student. "Like when I attacked that student... he had an aura that makes aggression focus on him. And i was bloodstarved, so when I got close, his aura made me want to attack him. And my aura kicked that into high gear."

    She grimaced, thinking about the other time her aura had created a feedback loop. "It terrifies me. The idea of not being in control of myself."
     
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    Chloe nodded. The mood turned somber fast.

    "I think auras like yours could be more common than either of us realize. Especially in the demon community. I've been asking myself a lot, lately, whether some stupid thing I did is because of an aura, or if someone I know has been taking advantage of me with some kind of aura." She paused for a moment. "Though, it's also possible for someone to have some kind of aura without even knowing it. So I don't know if I can blame them. You know?"
     


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