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Martisset’s coming over, straight from the flying-field. I try not to think about that part (just try ignoring that itch, I know) but we’ll be watching pirate dramas. Winter’s closing in, past Storm-Gate; I think I like that holiday best of all. The nights are getting longer, the wind off the Inland Sea bites with fresh chill and blows the first of the snow against the double casements, now closed for the season.
Lamplight, holo-glow, song. We’ll settle ourselves in her favorite room, which is not where she sleeps but studies–facing over the battlements of the Shipyard to the grey expanse of the Inland Sea. The bots will dance attendance on us, bringing hot noodles in salty broth, and endless pots of tea.
Martisset curls up on the divan in a nest of cushions, and offers me the makings for my own.
As winter closes in, it’s time for cozy snacks and pirate dramas. Character interview for NaNoWriMo 2016 project The Clone’s Complaint.