ACME cafe.

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  1. Invader

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    Invader was going through her room when she came upon a note inviting her to lunch in the cafe. The note had been left by a certain agent who happened to knock on the door, she proposed they have lunch in the cafe area. However it had slipped her mind, and she was a little annoyed with herself.

    "Oh I nearly forgot about this two months ago!" She exclaimed.

    She then made her way to the deserted cafe, and quickly put up a sign that read meet the laundry room ghost, and sat nearby waiting.
     
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    ACME Cafe?!?! As in a Cafeteria? Just asking!:D
     
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    Ennai walked into the café after stopping to check her communicator. The buzzing was from a message sent by one Dr. Herman Nootix regarding an inquiry she had made earlier that month, but it wasn't pressing and could wait. She was on her way to meet an interesting character that she had been meaning to get acquainted with for some time now: a resident of ACME that she had met a few times before, but had yet to get a read on or even have a solid conversation with.

    The cafe was slightly warmer than the cool night's air, and was completely quiet. She didn't even see a waiter at first. She briefly scanned the room as she walked before seeing a large sign on the table of a booth with "meet the laundry room ghost" scribbled on it that made her pause before continuing on towards the table. Behind the large sign, held up by a table number stand, Ennai saw the pale face of ACME's waify janitor.

    "Hello, there," Ennai said, moving the sign to the wall as she sat down. "Have you ordered anything yet?"
     
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    No I have not, but I did bring some cake." She replied with a smile. "I am rather pleased to finally meet you."

    With that she set a rather large dark chocolate and mint cake down. The frosting was a minty green, and had chocolate mint leaves all over it. There were two plates and forks.

    "Sorry I forgot about you for a bit, and I had a bit of a run in with some people." Invader replied. "By the way you can call me Kristine, I finally have my old name back."
     
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    Ennai's eyebrows raised and eyes crinkled as she broke into a smile at the homemade cake covered in green frosting and decorated with chocolate so dark it was nearly black.

    "This looks wonderful." Ennai said, before noticing the 50-something year old stout server finally emerging from the back room of the cafe.

    "Ennai. Ennai Subrosa," she said shaking her head and waiving her hand not to worry about it as the server came up to their booth. "And I think since you made this cake the least I could do is buy us drinks," she said smiling at the no-nonsense looking woman waiting expectantly with a pen poised over her pad.

    "Can I get a double shot of espresso please?"

    "No problem," she said in a thick, Southern Slavic accent Ennai couldn't place.

    "What would you like?" she asked looking at Kristine.
     
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    "Just a cola would be fine." She replied not really making any eye contact.

    Ennai is a rather lovey name." She spoke to the person before her. "I am still getting used to this place, though it has been a bit quiet."


    With that she cut a large slice for Ennai, and placed it on a plate before her. Though for some reason she was getting, a prickling feeling in her arm and glanced at her elbow. Her small friends had woken up from a nap, and seemed rather interested in the other person.


    "No" she whispered. "Not here, ok, you can come out later." The crystals seemed to ignore her, and decided to creep to her wrist forming a small band around it.
     
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    The woman sitting across Ennai was pretty quiet herself. She seemed to appreciate her personal space, and wasn't huge on strangers in general. As Ennai shifted to move the plate towards her and grab a spoon, she could see Kristine sense something, like something had brushed against her left elbow. She cocked her head, her eyes blue-grey in the warm cafe lighting watching carefully, as Kristine started talking to something that she clearly believed was there.

    Ennai's eyes widened, staring stunned, her skin paling as something clear, and crystlline, and alive was moving up Kristine's arm, morphing into a bracelet around her small wrist. Ennai's felt the blood leaving her as her temperature dropped and a sense of ethereal awe enraptured her. Forgetting herself, Ennai leaned forward and asked the question anyone in her position would ask:

    "What is that?" she whispered, wonder dripping from her voice.
     
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    "You....you saw them?" Kristine asked a little nervously. "Well they are friends of mine, they have taken a liking to you."

    With that the crystals turned a soft golden blue, and seemed to pulsate.
     
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    Ennai was speechless as countless questions raced through her mind. The crystals changed color and seemed warmer--almost... inviting. She realized the server was coming back, and snapped back to reality, leaning back, relaxing her body, and took a bite of her cake. She smiled at the woman who noticed a shift in the atmosphere, but couldn't seem to place it looking from Ennai to Kristine and back again.

    "Perfect timing," Ennai chuckled covering her mouth full of cake. "Thanks," she said taking the saucer and espresso cup in both hands.

    The woman nodded and put the cola down in front of Kristine.

    "All good? Nothing else?" she said smoothing her apron.

    Enna glanced at Kristine who was nervously looking away.

    "No, I think we're okay for a while thank you."

    The woman nodded. "I will check on you later then. Enjoy your cake," she said breaking into a small smile before leaving.

    The two were quiet for a second. Finally, Ennai snorted, shaking her head, shifting more comfortably in her seat, and taking another bite of the evidently delicious cake. "Okay, but seriously..." she said gesturing with her spoon.
     
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    "You understand the idea of artificial life forms, well that is what they are." Kristine spoke glancing around. "They have been in a very deep sleep sense I came here thirteen years ago, I was stuck in a laboratory of sorts."

    She then proceeded to sip some soda and work on a tiny slice of cake.

    "However I met them long before ever setting foot in this world, I would be happy to tell you more in my room." She concluded. "However I ask that you tell no one of this, their lives and mine depend on it.
     
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    Keeping a careful poker face, Ennai subdued rash of emotions threatening to bubble up to the surface, nodding her head.

    "No one will hear this from me," she said soberly, looking Kristine intently in the eye. "I'll get the check."

    She slid out the booth and paid for their drinks, as Kristine packed up the rest of the cake.
     
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    "Thanks, mind if we go to my room so you can get to know my friends?" She said nervously, looking around. "I promise you that they wont hurt you."

    Packing up the cake , Kristine led Ennai to the room that she had taken up residence in. Once inside she shut the door and settled down in a chair in one corner, while offered her guest to sit on the bed.
     
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    Ennai quietly took a seat on the bed of the small, sparse room, being careful not to disturb anything. She realized that Kristine was not the type to invite people into her space much, and she didn't want to upset whatever it was that had made her decide to trust her with this.

    "Kristine?" Ennai asked gently looking at the glowing blue gold bracelet. She looked up, searching her face, "Your friends, how..." she chose her words carefully, "How did you meet?
     
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    "Well we met by accident on my travels, I fell on them." She replied. "Well they were desperate for a host, and thought I would make a compatible one."

    With that the tapped the bracelet and it morphed into a butterfly shape.

    "They sent me to another world, to sync with me, and I have been with them ever sense." Kristine spoke plainly. "I came to this world seeking someone, but hit a time vortex, I was sent to the wrong year." "In order to preserve the timeline here, I took someones place, looseing my memory and sending them into a deep sleep."

    The butterfly proceeds to fly off and land near Ennai, fanning its wings at her.
     
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    A compatible what?


    Ennai watched the crystals not realizing she wasn't breathing as it began to delicately flitter in the chilly room.

    WHAT.

    The butterfly came and landed on the bed post next to Ennai, and as lightheaded as she was feeling she was surprised the wings' fanning didn't blow her over.

    The silence seemed to stretch on forever as the butterfly and Ennai looked at each other and Kristine sat expectantly.

    "okay," she said, finally.
     
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    "Kristine, this is not a question I would normally ask, but...where are you from???"
     
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    "Well I am their host, I thought they had died in the lab" She sighed. "You can pet them, they are a little warm but not hot to the touch."

    Now she was getting very nervous around this person, and the sudden yell made made her jump.

    "As to where I am from well, originally an alternative earth, I fell into another world, and found out the earth was destroyed." Kristine Mused. "So the world I fell into became my new home, I can travel between worlds, well I could at one point.
     
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    *That reminds of someone I know* (sorry to bother you Invader didn't mean to I'm just reading not joining you know)
     
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    Ennai tied her hair up absentmindedly and extended her finger for the glowing butterfly to climb onto. Aliens. The butterfly flew off her finger and landed on her shoulder its glow gently lighting her brown leather jacket. She looked back at the girl across from her. She needed time to process. Aliens mean alien tech, alien psychology. Kristine couldn't be the only one. Ennai pulled on the reins. She pulled herself back to who she saw in front of her. What she had picked up on Kristine in the first place and softened. She just wanted to make friends.

    Her communicator went off again. It took her a second to notice. Dr. Nootix had found something else. He wanted her to come to his office tonight. Damn.

    "An alternative earth? What does that mean? Another planet?" Did she lose the tech that let her travel so far? Ennai felt a pang at thinking of losing that kind of capability for all of mankind. She mentally chided herself for asking too many questions to quickly. The last thing Ennai wanted was to put pressure on Kristine. Ennai had thought she had a solid preliminary profile going, but this was...this made things difficult to gauge. "Does this have a name?" she asked, ignoring her own advice.
     
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    "Oh my home world is called ever dream, I long to return there, it is connected to every world I have visited. The crystals provide me the energy to open doors between worlds. " She replied.

    Looking at the person before them, she noted that they seemed a little enchanted, and questioning.

    "I can assure you my friends can only work for me, they are synced with me." Kristine replied. "They are a part of me and would die without me." "They cant harm or help you, I was afraid I had lost them for good, they were asleep for so long."
     
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