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947852 No. 947852 ID: fb2a85

“Good morning, Alphonse.”
“Good morning, Victoria. And this must be Emils.”
The elderly Avaros locks his eyes on the smaller Rabbold, in a hospital private room. He had invited us in during his granddaughters scheduled checkup, in regards to some matters discussed between Alice and Emils.
“To what do we owe the honor of you inviting us today?”
“My granddaughter has told me your ward has some kind of ability to help her.” He addresses Victoria.
“I am not sure what nonsense your ward has put into my girls head, but she was insistent on discussing some matter between us. She refused to provide any details, so I am here to determine just what is going on.”

>Be Emils - Explain matters while keeping abilities low key
>Be Victoria - Pry details out of Emils
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No. 949703 ID: 0a7f21

"Well, I'd like to know more about how the world works and how magic works, and I should probably do what Lust asked me to and bring the people back to the stars, but I'm not sure how to do that yet."
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No. 949714 ID: 015bf2

>Revealing slime nature.
Just no.

>>949657
>>949678
Gonna point out that Emils knows the importance of lying and misleading. They got a +3 CHA bonus title - Poker Face - back in IAm 2 from getting Bea to think we were a foreign noble relative of 'Sir Victor'. They've also always been circumspect about revealing details involving their true primordial slime-hood.

And it's time to straddle that edge of truth and lies again.

>>949664
>Treating more people. She "learns a lot" during the process of treatment.
>Becoming a bounty hunter, for the rewards. (mana stone rewards)
>Learning about mana, Dragons, and working towards keeping the planet habitable.
Much of this seems on point as well. Although Emils may not know this definition of a 'magical girl', so let's layer in some context.

Tell Victoria that as she knows, you don't know much of anything due to your lack of memory (entirely true; you're very young). You want to learn how to fit in as a girl, although you kind of enjoy being somewhat independent and able to do as you like, and you get the impressions some girls are not as free to do so). You also want to study mana and learn more about how magic functions.

In short, you want to become a magical girl. So far, you're left with many questions.

As a point of reference - what do girls your age typically want? Since the distinction exists, what makes true and recycled mana different? What motivated Bea's parents to restrict her from becoming an adventurer? What happened to the Dragons? Why and how does adding mana to food make it taste better? Kissing - how does it work and why is it done? What is the difference between a fireball and an explosion spell?

As Victor can see, you have many magic and girl-related things to sort through.
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No. 949716 ID: b1b4f3

>>949714
I'm fairly sure that Emils learned about magical girls by reading some books. Victoria commented as much.
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No. 949717 ID: 80b722

>>949652
"To consume this world, and all that those within it hold dear."


"...that was a 'joke.' Was it funny?"
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No. 949728 ID: 1b9107

"Do what I can, improve so I can do more."
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No. 949731 ID: 6c9030

>>949652
"The World is broken. Dying. A lot of the people are, too. Generally people who don't deserve that.
The World would be a better place to live if somebody started repairs.
I can't fix everything, but I can fix what I can. I want to make the World better.
Also, I want to be a Magical Girl. That is important."
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No. 949733 ID: 34cb4e

>>949652
Magical girl.
But like, seriously.
Emils can help people with little difficulty.
Magical girls are cool.
Helping people provides Emils with enormous benefits, both socially and (hopefully one day) economically.
Magical girls are cool.
Emils seeks self improvement and the pursuit of knowledge (the first is achieved by helping, the second will more easily be given by those who are helps)
Magical girls are cool.
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No. 950241 ID: e7703b

"There are many things I don't know." Emils says calmly, "I'm learning how be be... 'normal'. It's different from what I used to be. I don't know how to act like a girl, really."
I wince, realizing I'm not really a good role model for 'normal girl'.
"All I understand about this place, I've read from books or heard from others. There's plenty of conflicting information, and I'm just sorting out what is true, and about this world in general."

"I'm sorry about that... I guess I've not been a proper guardian, and that's not all that fair for either of us. It's just... I've not really had much childhood experiences to impart upon you."
"But you are a girl are you not?"
"... Yes I am. I guess. It's been some time since I've considered myself as a girl."
"Then that really all that matters then. Tell me your experiences and opinions as a girl, and I can learn from that. It doesn't matter if it's good or bad, I just need a larger sample size."
"That works I guess. I'll try to do more stuff together, or try to bring you out more."

She looks at me, "Meanwhile, for short term goals, perhaps I would like to learn more about magic. What it is, how it works, why does it do what it does, and how does it relate to the end of this world."
"That's something in the works, there's someone I've invited over to help assess and teach you magic, and they should come over soon... I'm sorry, what was that last part?"

"The usage of mana seems to be unsustainable. I do not have accurate information that leads up to this conclusion, but it comes from a reliable source."
I raise a brow, "And what is this source?"
"The mana beast that used to live under the city."
"Used to?"
"Yes. It is dead now, I think. I am not sure how the classification of alive and dead works on mana beasts, but it's not anymore."
This sounds all too much like a joke. "Then I guess the only place to get to the bottom of the issue now is at Fuller. It's largest place of magic studies and research around. The guy I've invited over is from Fuller. If you really want to study magic, I could pull some strings to get you in, but I wouldn't be able to follow you."
"I see." Emils seems to be thinking.
"You don't have to decide now, most kids tend to magic when they're 5 to 15. Not everyone is capable of admission, but I'm sure you can if you try."

"What about becoming a magical girl? How does one officially become one?"
"Oh. Uh. That's not a real... vocation."
"It's not?" Emils asks, confused.
"No, it's a fictional thing. Something to encourage kids to learn magic, by promoting friendship and training." I think, trying to remember my old books, "Most of them of the time, they're written with problem of the day issues, like fables and such, teaching some sort of lesson."
Emils looks down, quiet.
"That is... I mean, Just because it isn't real doesn't mean you can't try to be one. I'm sure someone out there has tried to be a magical girl too. Just because you haven't heard of something existing, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. You could even be the first, if you set your heart into it." I try to cheer up Emils, but it's hard to tell with her.
"I understand." Emils looks up and at the end of the corridor where Alphonse walks in with a group of people rolling some equipment.

"Ah, girls, you're still here." He nods to one of the nurses who hands me a paper contract, a notebook, on a tray with some water.
"Refreshments, as asked. And a contract of secrecy. Everyone here has their name and signature on that copy. This one is yours."
I take the notebook and file the contract inside it, "Emils, how long will this take?"
"I don't know. Maybe a few minuites?"

The group erupts into whispers, much of it jargon I don't understand, but a general atmosphere of noninterference is present.

"Would you like to wait outside, or join us inside?"

>Watch the process
>Stay outside (Swaps to Emils)
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No. 950242 ID: 3ce8ff

i vote stay outside (swap to Emils)
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No. 950244 ID: e7c7d3

Victoria should be there. Can't just say that you want to be a better and more involved guardian and then leave your charge alone to an experiment with strangers.
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No. 950245 ID: b1b4f3

Yeah Victoria should be there.
I kindof want to swap to Emils anyway...
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No. 950247 ID: 0efe8e

Victoria should see this, both to serve as a guardian, as well as out of curiosity.
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No. 950250 ID: 0fae41

Swap to Emils. You're here to pioneer the profession of magical slimegirl, Emils. You are uniquely suited to the task.
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No. 950251 ID: 91ee5f

>>950241
>This sounds all too much like a joke.
Victoria, don’t you remember what Emils told you about her adventure into the sewer? She told you that she had to “shut down” a giant slime. That giant slime is the mana beast she’s talking about.

>"Would you like to wait outside, or join us inside?"
You can’t tell Emils that you’ll do more stuff together with her and then immediately not do it.

Go in there and watch the process.

>>950245
>I kind of want to swap to Emils anyway...
Me too.
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No. 950258 ID: 977456

Definitely watch the process, but I don't care about swapping.
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No. 950262 ID: 8d4593

Oh fuck yes you wanna watch.
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No. 950268 ID: 83bf07

Watch this.
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No. 950273 ID: 55ff9b

>>950241
Let's watch - why not!
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No. 950282 ID: 9e04c9

Oh, they'd let you watch? Is it normal that non-medical personnel are allowed to watch surgical procedures? If they're offering, then why not.

Emils should ask Victoria what a "contract" is. And what sort of binding power that piece of paper has.
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No. 950283 ID: 0a7f21

Victoria should watch even though she's unlikely to understand what's going on.

Hell, why would any of them be able to tell what happens here, they don't have Emils ability to see an manipulate mana directly.
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No. 950299 ID: feecd8

>>950241
Go watch your adoptive daughter perform surgery and be there to support her.
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No. 950304 ID: 34cb4e

>>950241
I would like for her to watch, but also to switch to Emils.
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No. 950338 ID: 18e3d4

Go with her.
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No. 950339 ID: 29b9c8

>>950241
keep an eye on her, if only to make sure she also doesn't get hurt or overwhelmed
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No. 950358 ID: a9af05

>>950299
This!
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No. 950638 ID: e7703b
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950638

Victoria follows me into the room, as the observers stand aside, quietly discussing with each other.
They’re all standing aside, giving the room space around the bed.
An older man comes up to me, holding a tube.
“Hello Emils, my name is doctor Simon. I’ll be using this tool to record what you do today, so we can check and review what happens today.”
“Okay.” I respond, walking up to the lady on the bed.
“If it is okay with you, we can begin.”
“Oh... okay.” She answers pensively.

I rest my hand on her chest, near her mana stone, and begin infusing mana into her body.
Someone in the group is narrating what I’m doing, as I assess what I can fix.

>Fix eyes
>Fix mana around eyes
>Also Fix legs
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No. 950639 ID: 0efe8e

Start by fixing the mana around her eyes, that is what we were asked to do, ask for permission before doing anything else.
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No. 950640 ID: 9e04c9

Fix eyes.
Also fix legs. No need to ask for permission. If she says something, just say it's side effects.
Also enhance fix knockers. Because science.

...
Also remove mana from the recording device.
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No. 950641 ID: 210821

Fix the mana around her eyes, as advertised.

About the legs, you seem to have said they were beyond saving, so if they're actually not you need a good explanation.
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No. 950643 ID: 56076d

>>950638
You are being recorded, so only fix the mana around her eyes, which is probably the source of the constant signals, and keep your own mana and body under tight 'normal' control. Are her eyes themselves damaged as well if this is an option?

Fixing her eyes and legs directly would probably cause Resida pain, so she should probably be unconscious for that. Something for a separate operation later, or something to ask for if you decide to go through with it now. Wouldn't do to have her thrash around.

Your ability to fleshcraft is probably not something you should advertise today.
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No. 950646 ID: c023bb

>>950638
Stick to the original plan,fix mana around eyes.
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No. 950649 ID: 094652

Fix eyes, then go into a bull^&*( lengthy bio-engineering explanation for her legs. Claim that whatever maimed her developed a set of geometrically-patterned hollow pathways through her bones. Obviously, this prevents her from walking, but with the right application of recursive healing, it should practically heal itself.
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No. 950657 ID: 0fae41

Fix only eyes. Scan for abilities to copy.
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No. 950658 ID: 8d4593

Fix mana around eyes first, then fix eyes.
That's why you are here after all.

Ask before attempting the leg repair.
Don't poke around more than you have too. They are watching.
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No. 950664 ID: e7c7d3

Fix the mana around the eyes.
Don't attempt to fix the legs. Victoria mentioned that healing can be dangerous to the individual in the long term, which rather defeats the purpose of trying to heal them.
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No. 950670 ID: 18e3d4

Is the damage to the eyes caused by the damage to the mana circuits around the eyes? If so, repairing that may be the easiest way.
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No. 950672 ID: d63ea8

>>950658
Seconded
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No. 950674 ID: 0a7f21

Fix the eyes and the mana around the eyes, and then casually mention that you could fix her legs too without actually doing it.
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No. 950675 ID: 83bf07

Fix mana around eyes. Legs can come later if they let you.
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No. 950677 ID: b1b4f3

>>950638
Fix mana around eyes.
Also state that you can attempt to repair other damage to her eyes, as well as her legs.
Remember, you stated that her legs will not "be okay". That implies they won't heal on their own. You didn't say they could not be healed via outside intervention.
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No. 950680 ID: 91ee5f

>>950638
Stick to your original plan of fixing the mana around her eyes. You already said that you could help with her eyes right now, so it’s best that you don’t try to fix her legs.

And remember what Victoria told you about how dangerous it is to use magic on people. If you try to completely fix her, that might only make things worse.
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No. 950682 ID: a9af05

>>950638
Just fix the mana around her eyes.

>>950657
>Copy
Should we attempt that while we're being watched?

>>950680
>If you try to completely fix her, that might only make things worse.
Good point. Trying to heal too much at once may not be a good idea, so we'd better stick to what we said we were going to do.
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No. 950685 ID: 977456

Ehh, fix everything, and let them record. This will give them the most reassurance of your capabilities and thus maximise your ability to heal Alice.
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No. 950688 ID: 2202fb

>>950685
this
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No. 950705 ID: 6c9030

>>950638
Fix mana around eyes, then fix eyes.

State that you can attempt a repair of her legs, but that it is uncertain due to the difficulty of such a task, and that it would be best to let her stabilize after this before deciding if an attempt should be made.
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No. 950706 ID: 6c9030

>>950664
To be fair, they don't have much understanding of biology. It's little better than the days when people would go to barbers and dentists for their internal surgical needs - even minor surgery has a mortality rate of more than 10%, largely because they don't even know to clean their blades.

Keep in mind that Emils is here because this patient has been ruled a lost cause. They're hoping for success, but are expecting failure.
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No. 950708 ID: feecd8

>>950682
>Trying to heal too much at once may not be a good idea
I agree with this.

Let's just focus on the mana around the eyes for now.
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No. 950714 ID: 7ad9ca

Do all you can do, everyone already agreed not to disclose anything that happens here. Try to be as gentle as possible while healing her.
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No. 950749 ID: 0a7f21

Keep in mind they are probably expecting fixing the mana problem to fix the eyes themselves, hence we should fix both and ask about the legs.
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No. 950750 ID: 34cb4e

>>950638
fix eyes and surrounding mana
ask if legs should also be fixed
>recording device
remind them of their promise, and to be very careful in the storage and presentation of that device.
do this in a nonthreatening way, but honestly a tiny, extremely vague threat would become effective once they see what you can do, so slip it in if you want
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