Everyone: *steps through the rift*
Drake: |:< *as they disappear*
Junior: *grins at his Dad* : D
Drake: What are you smiling about? Both of you have LAPS!
Junior: Can you really open holes in time and space? *to Ben*
Ben: I… uh… I guess that’s what a Rift is. *rubs his head* I never really thought of it as something unusual.
Junior: Super awesome!
Drake: grabs Junior* I don’t want you getting mixed up with that riffraff!
Junior: Awww Daaaaad! *waves at Ben* Come back and visit soon!
Ben: I will. I have someone I want you to meet.
Junior: *stands with Drake, Zemi and the rest of the group outside of Drake’s barn*
Drake: Don’t you think that you can make this a permanent thing! *points at Ben* My barn has better uses than hiding your rifts!
KY: *to Zemi* Dad, you sure you’re going to be okay?
Zemi: I’ll be fine. Don’t worry about me!
Junior: Maybe you can meet Cecil!
Ben: Cecil? I uh… *looks nervous* I’m not sure he’d want to meet me.
Junior: He loves training handwavers! Since it’s late, you can stay over if you want. *gives Ben a big T-shirt to use as a nightshirt* This might fit you! It was Job’s!
Drake: *sighs, sitting outside, watching the shadows from the distance*
Ben: Oh! I’m… sorry. I didn’t mean to ask something that was…
Junior: It’s okay. I miss him. But I also live in his shadow.
Ben: *sighs* I know what you mean.
Junior: <: *sighs with Ben*
Ben: Well, don’t worry too much if you can. I know that sounds hard to do.
Junior: *looks at Ben and smiles* You’re an okay, guy Ben! I should introduce you to my friends.
Ben: Who is Job?
Junior: Job is… *pauses* was my older brother. He died when his ship went down. He was ordered to go and retrieve Cecil in Kaipo, and that was the last I saw of him. He was a great warrior, and a swordsman who could give Cecil a run for his money. The girls all loved him. He wasn’t that interested in being a Red Wing, but wanted to be leader of the King’s Guard. I think he got too close to the Imposter King…
Ben: You might become a hunter if you learned how to use your abilities. I want to help, but not if you’d become like he was.
Junior: My Dad isn’t such a bad guy. He stood against the false king… and was thrown into the waterways-pit for it.
Ben: I only know how he used to be. And how he used to be was terrifying.
Junior: He still is! Though… he’s been slowing down lately. I think old age is catching up with him. *worried look at Ben* He hasn’t been the same since Job passed away.
Junior: Do you think it can help me be awesome?
Ben: Well… *hesitates, looking concerned* Only if you use it for good things.
Junior: *grins* That’s what being a red wing is all about! Defending the innocent! Protecting the weak!
Ben: So you wouldn’t hunt me… Like your Dad did?
Junior: I’m not much of a hunter of anything. I couldn’t even hunt you right.
Ben: Maybe I can help you figure out why you have a strange effect on magic. I mean, I know part of it has to do with your Dad’s abilities… but… I think you have something of your own.
Junior: Dad’s abilities?
Ben: Your Dad is a Nullifier. That means he stops all magic around him. Completely.
Ben: But magic still works around you. It just works strangely. So I think you’ve inherited something, I just don’t know what.
Ben: *shakes his head* Like he said, Lunars have a different view. That doesn’t mean their view is right, though. You don’t have to deal with this alone. You and I are both half Lunars. We should be friends.
Junior: *looks at Ben* But, you’re a handwaver… I’m bad luck around them! And my Dad tried to kill you… *pauses* …with a bathtub.
Ben: Yes, but he didn’t try to kill me tonight. *rubs his head* I’m still in shock.
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