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ALC: Answers? by ArtemioM05 ALC: Answers? by ArtemioM05
"Mother!" you all but shout.  "Mother, there was a shadow...monster...hole...thing!  IN YOUR ROOM!" you explain between breaths.  Demsdale and Brook nod vigorously in agreement.  "It was made of shadows and it had blink-y yellow lights.  Like eyes!"

"It was big!" Brook added.

"And rude." Demsdale threw in too.

"...What?" she blinks, completely confused and put off by your scattered explanation.  "It's not nice to tease your mother." she responds pointedly. 

"IT'S TRUE!!!" you all yell in unison.  She merely shakes her head.

"Don't you think I would have noticed if some kind of monster entered this house?" she asked, picking away at your logic.

"Well..." you take a moment to think.  "Well, it said it needed to talk with you.  It said it was important."

"I think you need more rest." she mulls as she begins putting out your breakfast, pushing past you and placing the plates neatly on the table.  "Whenever you are ready." she announced.

"We're fine." Demsdale grumbles.  "And we're not lying mother!"

"It said we were Negrido." Brook mentioned.

"I'm not sayi-" she paused instantly at Brook's mention of the word "Negrido". 

"...Mother?" you ask, curiosity building.  She shakes her head.

"Nothing."

"You paused." Demsdale noted.  "Something you want to say?"

"You are not Negrido." she answered firmly.  "I don't know why you are making up stories but I don't find it funny, especially after your accident."

"Accident?" you pick at your breakfast, completely lost.  Everything seems to be coming so fast, and nothing makes sense.  That you apparently had an accident doesn't seem all that surprising at the moment.

"Yes.  You fell off a cliff.  I told you that mountain was dangerous and yet you decided to climb it anyway.  And poor Brook cut her face on the rock too.  You were lucky that Torr found you."

"We fell off a cliff.  All of us.  At the same time?" you ask in disbelief.  Your head suddenly hurt.

"Yes." she answered without hesitation.  To your right, Demsdale is practically shoveling her breakfast into her face, not bothering to interject as your mother explains the story.  "According to Oltsfeld the fall caused some serious head trauma.  Its no wonder your minds are failing you at the moment.  I've had you stay in bed as long as I was able, weeks really, but it seems you are healthy enough to walk about.  Within reason." she adds. 

"Now." your mother meets your eyes, "I left some packages in your room.  They need to be delivered to the Mayor Tulgon.  Naturally I will leave it to you to decide when you wish to do so.  There is no rush.  Otherwise, I would say go out and enjoy the day.  "Otherwise..." her voice trails off as she watches Demsdale and Brook eat.  There is a gentle warmth in her eyes as her mouth forms into a wearied smile, "Otherwise...we can talk if you want...about things.  I'm happy to talk with you three..."

You have plenty of questions, but your head is throbbing and it is difficult to focus.  You turn to your sisters.  They have practically polished their plates clean of food.  Well...

A.  Deliver the gifts to the Mayor?

B. Go out and enjoy the day?

C. Talk with your mother some more? 
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:iconimaginarylex:
ImaginaryLex Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
C
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KageDavies Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C
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FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Student Writer
C. Quiet conversation seems nicest with this headache... 
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:iconjezebethnoir:
JezebethNoir Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
C.
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Astraltower Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
A. Do as told.
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vendoth Featured By Owner Edited Mar 8, 2017
hmmm so Mother knows best and thinks not to tell the kiddies hmmm this one wounders perhaps ... C then A hmm then you have B to enjoy. so I chose C.
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ArtemioM05 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
She does love them.  That is true.
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vendoth Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
I will say though it is a very bad idea to keep people in the dark even if you think it protects them with no prior knowledge defending yourself is harder and one will not be around forever to protect ones loved ones but what do I know.
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ArtemioM05 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
All I can say is that you must wait and see.
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