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"Yeah..." Hector chimed in agreeing with the twins. He was eyeing the creatures that were going to carry them to their destination. There was a moment of contemplation for him. He wasn't used to riding animals, in fact he wasn't much for vehicles in general. He came from a culture where walking and oneness with the earth was the way of things. He had no idea how far they'd be going or what sorts of obstacles they might encounter on the way. He opted for practicality.

"I'm all for riding except.... I've never ridden an animal in my life," he was looking away, a little embarrassed. It was fine though right? Lots of people never rode anything in 2020.
 

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Lycia laughed. "Yes they are safe if you are nice and not mean to them. Here, let me show you to them Delaney," she cheerfully replied and then gently took Dela's hand to lead it to the warm furry snout of the closes Natau.

"They are like the cows but better for the sandy places. You have to let them smell you and kiss their head before you get on or you will fall or get kicked." Naturally the creatures didn't seem to mind her at all. They were slightly wary of the others but not that difficult to win over. Especially with her possibly accurate, possibly made up on the spot advice.
 

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Delaney wrapped her hand around Lycia's and let the other girl guide her to the Natau. They weren't horses, but fluffy cows which Delaney thought was a rather cute image. Her fingers gently brushed the snout of the creature and she turned to Hector, "I've never ridden anything myself. Not even, like, the ponies at fairs." She and her siblings would watch those kids who got rides. They would make fun of how boring it looked, but Delaney and her younger siblings still wished it could have been them.

"Hector, give me a hand up?" She asked, after giving her Natau a clumsily placed kiss on the forehead. Delaney wasn't about to question dream logic, and if these Natau got them to the library faster then well, why not enjoy the ride while they're at it? In quiet, between the two of them, she added, "Ride with me? This could be good you know, we'll save our strength this way."
 

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Avigail was a bit too quick and got thrown off of her Natau. Fortunately Avram was hovering and was able to catch her and spare her getting hurt worse. Could they even really get hurt if this was a dream? He didn't know but he wasn't about to risk it. "Get off of me, dweeb," Avi huffed, crossing her arms indignantly as he moved with more confidence now to kiss the beast on the nose and let it smell him.

"Don't be like that, Avi. We're out of our depth - again. We need to play by the rules or we won't be any use to anybody here."

She didn't like the implication that she was useless, but she couldn't deny that Avram was probably right. Once she'd gone through the necessary steps, Avigail climbed onto the beast's back with Avram's help. "Okay, okay," she said. "Now how do we get these things to mooooove!"

The twins' Natau began to walk as she spoke, and the two of them held on to one another to keep from falling off. Avram laughed a bit, far more at ease now that Avigail was as obviously off balance as he was. "Alright. Everybody ready? Let's go."
 

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Everyone was giving the beasts kisses on the head before climbing on them. This posed another minor problem for Hector in the way of his lack of lips. Being a literal bone head did have its cons it seemed.

He did of course help Delaney onto their Natau. Then he did the closest thing he could to giving one a kiss, nuzzling his face against its own. Hopefully between that and Dela's kiss they wouldn't be thrown off. He climbed on afterwards, and looked to the others.

"Yeah we'd better get a move on. Be ready for anything I guess..."
 

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Lycia beamed at everyone deciding to ride the natau and scrabbled her way up onto one of her own after the requisite introductions. Although she also whispered in its ear and gave it plenty of scratches to the muzzle and behind its ears.

Riding them wasn't especially difficult- as long as they held on. The Natau seemed to pretty much all head in the same direction as a small herd once they got moving. Lycia dug her fingers into the thick furred neck of her mount woth one hand to keep from falling off. The other she waves excitedly as she cheered them on. This was so exciting.

Before long they had a minor could of dust rising behind them as they traveled.
 

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Delaney couldn't see the twin's antics, but she could hear it and couldn't help but chuckle. It was heartwarming, really. Delaney didn't know the twins personally before the. . . attacks, and only got to know Avigail after settling on the island. She was proud to call both of them her friends, and even though they were here to fight another one of those things. . . she was happy the two could have these moments.

Their Nataus began to move and Delaney held on tight to her Natau's fur. Between that and Hector she felt pretty secure. Now they were on their way to the library. Delaney tried to keep her thoughts positive, but the closer they got, the more her stomach twisted. She tried to focus on the talk of her friends, to recall the earlier good mood, but it all slipped away. She was quiet, withdrawn, and focused on the horizon.
 

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Avram held onto the tufts of fur at their natau's shoulders, which it didn't seem to mind while Avigail wrapped her arms around her brother's midsection to keep herself upright. They taunted and jeered each other quietly, laughing along the way and clearly having a good time. But much like Dela, their nerves wracked more and more the closer they got until they could see it approaching.

The library.

From her position behind Avram, Avi couldn't see it very well. But he could, and his eyes went kind of wide in astonishment that he didn't know he could feel. It was indescribable, at least in any way that would feel adequate. "Woah... Woah!" was all he could manage as their beast slowed to a halt and shrugged to try and get the twins off of its back.
 

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Hector managed to force himself to relax, if only a little bit while they rode to the library. He kept a gentle but secure grip on his girlfriend further ensuring she wouldn't fall off the natau. This was going to be fine right? Of course it was, they'd pull through it somehow.

He growled nervously as they drew closer. It was... something. He'd seen huge architecture before, but there was something about this place that was different. Maybe it was just because he knew what they were here to do. He was having a rare moment of self doubt, unsure they'd be enough to deal with this thing. But they also couldn't afford to fail here either.

"I hope we'll be enough..." he said quietly. Hector noted the twins Natau and took hold of Dela, hopping off with her before they could get bucked off.
 

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Lycia gasped audibly and brought her hands up to her mouth. Her eyes shown with curiosity and awe as she saw the library. It was unlike anything she could have dreamed up. Literally.

She slid off the side of her own mount and joined the others in the little group. "That is...," she shuddered a little trying to find the right words. It gave her a headache to think too much about it. "Big."

"This is going to be so exciting," she exclaimed. After they'd all dismounted the natau just simply weren't there anymore. Just the party and the library before them.
 

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