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842528 No. 842528 ID: 15a025

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No. 853316 ID: 3abd97

>roommate
>boyfriend
Well it doesn't bode well for their relationship if they disagree about basic labels like that. He wants to be more than she wants him to be.

>what happened
There was a woman in distress right as we closed up shop. We gave her a ride.
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No. 854839 ID: 15a025
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854839

>Tell him someone got assaulted right outside the store and you all decided to give them a ride to the mall so that they wouldn't have to worry about the thugs.
>There was a woman in distress right as we closed up shop. We gave her a ride.

Candy: "Someone was getting roughed up by a couple of jerks outside while we were closing up shop. She came running in and we decided to give her a ride to the mall. Then Marsh was nice to treat us to some drinks at the cafe there."

He gives the stink eye again and looks like he's about to start something, but just turns around over to Sharcole.

Kyle: "Yeah well, call and tell me you're going to be late next time something happens. Better yet, don't be late."

We sit in awkward silence for a bit till Marsh comes out of the shower.

Marsh: "See, told ya I'd be quick. All yours dusty face."

She tosses me a dry towel and points to where the bathroom is for me.
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No. 854841 ID: 15a025
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854841

I head into the bathroom and see it's kind of gross? Doesn't look like it's been cleaned in awhile. Guess it beats diving into a snow bank, but still.

Before I slip into the shower, I'm taking you earring ghosts off for a second. A few moments of privacy would be nice.
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No. 854842 ID: 15a025
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854842

Or at least it would if the shower worked! It won't turn on!
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No. 854845 ID: 094652

Okay. Deep breaths.

Get a bucket, make sure the faucet works.

Oh, and make sure you get ALL your fapping done while you're not wearing the earring.
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No. 854846 ID: 91ee5f

>>854842
Didn't Marsh just come out of there? Feel around the tub to see if it's wet.

If it wet, then you might want to go let them know that the shower isn't working!

.....unless this crappy apartment has some weird trick to turn on the shower, like you've gotta turn on the sink first before the water can start coming outta the shower? Maybe you should just go ask Sharcole/Kyle/Marsh about it?

Also, please don't drop us in the bathtub! Or the sink! Or the toilet! If we go down a drain, you'll never be able to find us!
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No. 854874 ID: b1b4f3

>>854842
Ask marsh how she used the shower.
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No. 855016 ID: 7b3ff7

Hopefully it's not too cold or something outside that the pipes immediately froze.
There isn't some limited water use is there?
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No. 855283 ID: 3abd97

Was Marsh wet?

The easiest thing to do is the embarrassing thing. Stick your head out and ask for help.

"Um I feel a little silly asking but how do you get this shower to turn on?"
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No. 855713 ID: 15a025
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855713

>Didn't Marsh just come out of there? Feel around the tub to see if it's wet.
It's wet, as well as the floor around the tub...

>unless this crappy apartment has some weird trick to turn on the shower, like you've gotta turn on the sink first before the water can start coming outta the shower?

I go back by the sink and try to turn it on...
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No. 855714 ID: 15a025
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855714

Candy: "Seriously! What is with this day!"
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No. 855715 ID: 15a025
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855715

>Maybe you should just go ask Sharcole/Kyle/Marsh about it?
>Ask marsh how she used the shower.
I storm out of the bathroom.

Candy: " I can't get the shower running, and your sink just blasted me in the face."

Kyle: "So you thought it'd be a good to come out here dripping wet and ruin the floor?"

Whops...

He lets out an annoyed sigh.

Kyle: "I swear if you two did something to our bathroom..."

He stomps off into the bathroom for a moment, and by the sounds of it, gets shower running?

Kyle: "Time's ticking against you here. Get in and make it quick."
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No. 855716 ID: 15a025
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855716

I hurry in there before the water goes out again, and set you spooks on the sink counter. I'll try to make it quick!
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No. 855717 ID: 15a025
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855717

Cold shower was an understatement! It probably would have been warmer to dive in a snow bank! I try to dry off quickly and warm up a bit before heading back into the living room with everyone.
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No. 855718 ID: 15a025
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855718

Candy: "Alright Marsh, I'm all-"

Kyle: "Shh! Trying to hear the news!"

Everyone's sitting on the couch listening to the radio.

News Reporter: -street, it's the eight day of the rampant protests over the new church being built. As it nears its completion, the local authorities have been called in to keep watch and be on the ready should violence arise before opening its doors this weekend."

Kyle: "Yeah, just what we need around this place. Great use of our tax mon-"
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No. 855719 ID: 15a025
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855719

News Reporter: "Local authorities also have blocked off a section in downtown's business street tonight-"

Kyle: "Isn't that over by where you work?

Marsh: "Yeah, now you shut it so we can hear what's going on!"

News Reporter: "-ious hit and run incident. When police showed up, no body or vehicles were found at the reported scene. Until the police are able to ID the victim or the driver using the blood samples found on the streets, not much is known."

Kyle: "I don't suppose that has anything to do with those 'jerks' you mentioned running into, does it?"
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No. 855724 ID: 3ce125

>>855719
Jeez they must've run someone over! The maniacs!
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No. 855728 ID: 91ee5f

>>855719
>ID the victim or the driver using the blood samples found on the streets
How are they supposed to be able to ID the driver from the blood in the street? That doesn't make any sense!

>>855724
I agree! Those bastards!
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No. 855733 ID: 3abd97

>>855717
At least you figured out how to turn the shower back off on your own!

>>855719
I hope not! That's terrible.
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No. 856799 ID: 15a025
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856799

>How are they supposed to be able to ID the driver from the blood in the street? That doesn't make any sense!

The reporter might have got mixed up or miss spoke there? If it wasn't them goofing up, then I'm not sure how either?

>Jeez they must've run someone over! The maniacs!
>I hope not! That's terrible.
>I agree! Those bastards!
Candy: "I'd hope not, that'd be horrible!"

Marsh: "Yeah it better not be them. If is, the cops won't be their only problem then."

Kyle: "Well... it's getting late. I think-"

Marsh: "Yeah, yeah, I get it. You ready Candy?"

Candy: "Yup."
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No. 856800 ID: 15a025
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856800

Kyle walks the two of us out of their apartment room, and slams the door shut.

Marsh: "Yeah, you too!"
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No. 856801 ID: 15a025
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856801

I hear Marsh slip out a few confused and disgruntled sounding snarls as we walk down the hall.

Candy: "You alright there Marsh?"

Marsh: "Yeah I'm fine.Just having hard time managing some stuff. Speaking of...stuff. I'm debating on if it's a good idea to go running back to some stores in town or at the mall. Almost forgot Sugar wanted me to get some prices on a couple of tools at the hardware stores. I also wanted to check out the video store today. Don't suppose you'd mind tagging along, would you? Otherwise I have to drive you all the way back to the mansion, and then drive back into town."
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No. 856804 ID: 3abd97

>>856801
It's probably safer not to be alone with everything that's going on, too. Sure, I'll stick with you.
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No. 856806 ID: 91ee5f

>>856801
You might as well tag along with her. That way when we go home, she won't have to come back out by herself.

While we're driving, you might as well tell her about your day and what happened. Including that one asshole that wanted something out of the back room and how you were surprised to run into your old friend Officer Nibbles. And it's only polite to ask Marsh how her day has been also.

.....and while you're in the stores with Marsh, keep an eye out for a compressed air can, to clean Marsh's computer, and a magnifying glass so that you can read that note that Officer Nibbles gave you. Don't mention to Marsh about getting that note, it's meant for you to read.
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No. 858090 ID: 15a025
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858090

>You might as well tag along with her. That way when we go home, she won't have to come back out by herself.
>It's probably safer not to be alone with everything that's going on, too

Candy: "Sure, I don't mind coming with. Probably better to go together anyway."

That seems to perk Marsh up a bit.

Marsh: "Alright, let's head on out then!"
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No. 858091 ID: 15a025
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858091

>While we're driving, you might as well tell her about your day and what happened.
After we get out of the apartment complex, we start talking about how our jobs went today.

Candy: "Other than running into this one jerk and the cops, it was pretty dead at the candy store today."

Marsh: "Yeah, I heard a couple people at the bar mention they saw a cop car over there today. The hell happen?"

Candy: "Nothing really. One of my officer buddies just came in to grab some taffy."

Marsh: "Hold on here. You're buddies with the fuzz?"

Candy: "Not really. I just know Officer Nibbles."

Marsh: "I'd probably keep that a secret from Sugar anyway. What about this jerk you mentioned?"

Candy: "Just some jerk who wanted to get in the back room for his friend's 'present'."

>ask Marsh how her day has been also.
Candy: "So how'd your day go?"

Marsh: "Pretty busy. Had to break up a couple of bar fights. Sugar isn't going to like hearing we need to replace another table. I did hear some interesting rumors floating around though. Word has it the parks going to get blocked off for awhile."

Candy: "Why's that?"

Marsh: "Don't know, no-one else seemed to either. I'm wondering if it's related to what happened there last ni-ah sweet! I spy me some front row parking!"
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No. 858092 ID: 15a025
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858092

Marsh parks the car, and we scramble our way into a hardware store.

>and while you're in the stores with Marsh, keep an eye out for a compressed air can, to clean Marsh's computer, and a magnifying glass so that you can read that note that Officer Nibbles.
Candy: "While we're here, don't forget to get a can of air so we can finish cleaning out that computer."

Marsh: "Long as it's cheap enough that I can afford it."

Candy: "I was also wondering if we could grab a magnifying glass."

Marsh: "I think Sugar might have one back at the mansion actually. If they're cheap I can get you one in case she doesn't. "
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No. 858093 ID: 15a025
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858093

Marsh: "If only there was someone at this help desk we could ask such a thing!"

She starts slamming the bell!"

Candy: "Marsh cut it out, that's annoying!"
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No. 858094 ID: 15a025
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858094

She keeps ringing it till someone scurries over to the help desk.

Employee: "Ah! S-sorry for the wait! We're having some problems in the back room but uh.. How can I help you today?"

Marsh: "Here to get some prices on a couple tools we need."

She pulls out a book from her wool?

Employee: "Oh...That's a lot of stuff. We're going to be closing up soon, is it possible you could come in tomorrow?"

Marsh: "How soon is soon?"

Employee: "In half an hour."

Marsh: "That's plenty of time. Could you also tell us where a thing of canned air is?"

Employee: "Canned air? Check Isle Five. I'll uh... try and some of those tools for you."
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No. 858095 ID: 15a025
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858095

They run off, taking Marsh's book with them.

Marsh: "I'm going to go and grab that can of air while he checks on that stuff. Wait here in case someone tries and steals our spot in line."

And there goes Marsh too.
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No. 858096 ID: 15a025
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858096

After standing around for what feels like forever, the two of them finally come back.

Marsh: "Sorry that took me so long. Would have been a lot quicker if he said which isle five the canned air was in."

Employee: "Alright, here's your book back miss. I filled in the prices by all the tools and supplies I could find for you. If that's all, I need to-"

Marsh: "Hang on now, I need to get some stuff off this list too."

Employee: "Wh...why didn't you tell me that before!"

Marsh: "Cause I needed to know how much this stuff costs."

Employee: "What do you need? If it's not much, I can probably run and grab it while I get the store ready for closing?"
Marsh: "Give me one second here."

She pulls off to the side and hands me the book.

Marsh: "Here's two hundred bucks I got from Sugar. I'm putting you in charge of tool buying duty."

Candy: "Marsh, I don't know anything about what she's using all these for! How am I supposed to know what she needs!"
She just slips the money into the book.

Employee: "I hate to rush, but I really do need to start getting ready to close up the store!"

Guess I don't really have time to argue with Marsh. I start skimming through the shopping list and notice we can't really afford much of anything here! It also looks like Sugar left some notes by each thing? They're kind vague though. I don't suppose a few of you earring ghosts were carpenters and could throw me some advice here?

Cordless Power Drill (Need to get those cupboards in some time) - $85
Portable Mini-Table Saw: $165
17 foot step Ladder (Be nice to reach those holes in the ceiling and patch'em up): $130
Sledgehammer (Walls): $24
Pipe Wrench: $15
Shower head (Still have no idea what happened to that): $23
Shower Curtains (Just get plane ones Marsh, nothing fancy) : $10
Light bulbs (We need a ton Marsh!) : $10 (Sold in packs of four)

*Prices are after taxes.
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No. 858102 ID: 3abd97

>I don't suppose a few of you earring ghosts were carpenters and could throw me some advice here?
No, but I picked some up from my dad.

>list
First up, if you're on a budget, no table saw. That only makes sense if you have a lot of wood to cut to length on a deadline, and you aren't buying a lot of wood tonight. Using a handsaw is slower and more effort, but also a lot cheaper. (Also no offense but I don't trust your sister with a table saw. Injuries are really easy with those if you're careless or stupid and she hasn't been very reliable since you got here).

The cordless drill is good and versatile and worth getting, at least if you get a good set of bits. (Although even if it's cordless you're going to need a place to charge it). If possible, get an extra battery so you have one to use and one backup charging. You probably need some screws too, but boxes of those are cheap.

Are the ceilings in the house actually 17' up? It didn't look it to me. Also would eat up most your budget, so pass on that. Might be possible to reach the holes from the floor above, or if they're small, to spread filler and then paint over them from below with tools on long handles.

Are the light bulbs incandescents, CFLs, or LED bulbs? (That's in order of increasing preference). Do we have any idea where these lights are going, because they come in a lots of shapes and sizes appropriate to different tasks. You could buy a few standard 60-watt equivalents and assume they'll fit something if she needs "a lot" but my gut reaction is it's a waste of time if she didn't write down a specific type and you haven't seen the ones you need to replace.

I'm not sure the shower head and curtain matter if you don't have water? Although maybe the problem is easily fixed with a wrench.

If we go drill, sledgehammer, wrench, shower head, curtains that's $157/200. Spend the excess on accessories for the drill (battery, bits, screws), some teflon tape for when you install the shower head (and work on other pipes), the canned air and... I guess some light-bulbs.
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No. 858116 ID: 91ee5f

>>858096
>"Here's two hundred bucks I got from Sugar. I'm putting you in charge of tool buying duty."
Wait, she's making you decide so that if Sugar gets mad, then you'll take the blame instead of her! Marsh, you asshole!

>Prices
Hey, wait, where's the canned air? What's the price of the canned air?!

>What to get?
This: >>858102 , sounds like a good list of things we can buy right now!
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No. 858456 ID: de6d84

>>858102
Solid shopping spending plan.
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No. 859810 ID: 15a025
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859810

>Hey, wait, where's the canned air? What's the price of the canned air?!

Candy: "Marsh, what about the canned air?"

Marsh: "Don't worry I've got it covered."

>The cordless drill is good and versatile and worth getting, at least if you get a good set of bits. (Although even if it's cordless you're going to need a place to charge it). If possible, get an extra battery so you have one to use and one backup charging. You probably need some screws too, but boxes of those are cheap.

I'll add the cordless drill to our "buy list". If they're close by and we have some extra cash, I'll check into some extras to go with it.

>Are the ceilings in the house actually 17' up?
I'm not sure? I'd be more worried about the holes in the floor first myself.

>Are the light bulbs incandescents, CFLs, or LED bulbs? (That's in order of increasing preference). Do we have any idea where these lights are going, because they come in a lots of shapes and sizes appropriate to different tasks.
I've got no idea on either of those. I didn't even know there's more than one kind of light bulb?

>I'm not sure the shower head and curtain matter if you don't have water? Although maybe the problem is easily fixed with a wrench.
Guessing she wants them handy for when we do get the water fixed?

>If we go drill, sledgehammer, wrench, shower head, curtains that's $157/200. Spend the excess on accessories for the drill (battery, bits, screws), some teflon tape for when you install the shower head (and work on other pipes), the canned air and... I guess some light-bulbs.

I ask Marsh and the employee to go grab those while I go look at the drill accessories. I manage to just squeeze in an extra charger and bit set for forty dollars.
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No. 859811 ID: 15a025
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859811

When they come back with everything, we get checked out at the help desk. Marsh ends up putting the left over three bucks towards getting the canned air.

Marsh: "Hey, don't look at me like that. It's her can of air, she can chip in three bucks to help pay for it."
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No. 859812 ID: 15a025
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859812

After we pay for everything, we load up the back seats with everything and hit the road again.
>Wait, she's making you decide so that if Sugar gets mad, then you'll take the blame instead of her!
Candy: "Let me guess, you made me pick things out so if Sugar gets mad, I get the blame?"

Marsh: "Hey I might be a little sneaky, but I'm not that sneaky. I'm just tired from work and didn't really feel like trying to math everything out."

Candy: "So we heading to the movie store now?"

Marsh: "Nah, we got all these tools in the car now. Be our luck someone steals them all while we're in there."

Candy: "We could have put them in the trunk?"

Marsh: "No room. It's filled with junk."
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No. 859813 ID: 15a025
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859813

The rest of the trip back home is a pretty quiet one. Marsh even had the radio turned off the whole time. I help her gather up all the tools and haul them in.
Marsh: "We're home!"

Marsh's voice just echoes through the mansion.
Marsh: "Are you home?!"

Her voice fills the emptiness in the mansion again.
Marsh: "Huh, usually she's home before me."

Candy: "Hope nothing happened to her. She ever come home late before?"

Marsh: "Yeah. She stays in town every now and then."

Candy: "Doing what?"

Marsh: "I don't know, getting wasted with her fancy friends or something."

Candy: "Wait, so are you saying she might not be back till the morning?"

Marsh: "I sure hope not. I don't know how I'd ever get anything done around here without hearing her constant yelling and complaining."

Candy: "Ouf, that sounds like an awful fate there Marsh. What are you going to do if she is gone all night?"

Marsh: "I don't know, I'm too overwhelmed at the thought of it right now."
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No. 859814 ID: 3ce125

If she's not here by morning I guess we'll have to go out and track down her last known location.
For now, lounge about.
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No. 859820 ID: 91ee5f

>>859813
Well, you are Sugar’s sister. I’m sure if you put enough effort into it, you could sound just like her when you yell at Marsh to do stuff! Ask Marsh if she wants you to be Sugar’s replacement for the night and if she wants you to yell at her? XD

Be seriously, let’s go put all this stuff away, give Marsh the canned air so she can get the rest of that dust out of her computer, and you go look for a magnifying glass so that you can read Officer Nibbles’ note.

Although, I’m kinda nervous about giving Marsh the canned air. On one hand, if we let her do it by herself, she might get frustrated and break something if it’s not working, but on the other hand, if you go with her, you might get more stuff blown in your face again!
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No. 859872 ID: 3abd97

>I didn't even know there's more than one kind of light bulb?
Incandescent are the kind that was first invented. There's a piece of wire inside a vacuum, and the light comes from the wire getting white hot when current is run across it. Problem is you're getting about 90% heat 10% light out for the energy you put in, so they're inefficient.

CFLs are compact florescent lights (so twisted up tubes of glass instead of the big long ones you see in the ceilings of places like schools and stores and offices). Basic idea is electricity is run through a gas in the tube, electrons are excited to higher energy states, and they emit light when they fall back down. More energy efficient than incandescent, and they last longer, but they contain mercury which makes clean up if you break one and disposal of old ones messier.

LED Lamps are packed with a bunch of light emitting diodes, which are what is used to make little lights on computers! Explaining how they work is a little harder since I'd have to explain semiconductors first, but they're much more energy efficient and long lasting.

...and then off course all of the above comes in different sizes, shapes, brightness, colors, and wattages for different applications.

>>859813
Oh look, there's the holes in the floor. If we wanna patch those, what we really need is lumber, not a table saw.

Although safety wise the first step is probably to cover them with plywood to prevent accidents. Followed later by ripping up and replacing the whole floor in this room.

>getting wasted with her fancy friends or something
Fancy friends?

>what do
Well put the tools away somewhere. Then it's a question of doing something productive (fixing the computer or something else), just hanging out (more movies), or going to sleep.

Oh wait there's also finding that magnifying glass that's supposed to be about to read Nibble's note.
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No. 860104 ID: 526564
860104

Lounge about with another film in the meantime if you got nothing else happening.
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No. 860612 ID: 15a025
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>Oh look, there's the holes in the floor. If we wanna patch those, what we really need is lumber, not a table saw.
Yeah, instead of worrying about holes in the ceiling she should be focused on the holes someone could actually fall in. As for lumber, she might have it already and just needs something to cut it all. Knowing her though, I doubt she'd have supplies ready ahead of time like that.

>>859872
>(Lightbulb facts)
If the incandescent bulbs are so bad, why do they even make them anymore? Those twisted up light bulbs sound kind of goofy looking. Be kind of need to see what those actually look like sometime.

>Well, you are Sugar’s sister. I’m sure if you put enough effort into it, you could sound just like her when you yell at Marsh to do stuff!
Candy: "Well, she is my sister. I'm sure I could do a half way decent impersonation of her if you want."

Marsh: "Nah, that' fine."

>Well put the tools away somewhere. Then it's a question of doing something productive (fixing the computer or something else), just hanging out (more movies), or going to sleep.
>I’m kinda nervous about giving Marsh the canned air. On one hand, if we let her do it by herself, she might get frustrated and break something if it’s not working, but on the other hand, if you go with her, you might get more stuff blown in your face again!
>Oh wait there's also finding that magnifying glass
Candy: "Hey Marsh, can you toss me the can of air?"

Marsh: "No."

Candy: "Why?"

Marsh: "Cause you're the one holding the bag it's in!"

Candy: "Huh? Oh, I guess I am. You mind putting all the tools and stuff away? I'm going clean out the rest of the computer."

Marsh: "Good luck with that."
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No. 860613 ID: 15a025
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I carefully creek my way up the stairs, making sure I don't step into any holes or make any new ones and head into Marsh's office. I whip open the computer case and give it a real thorough cleaning.
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No. 860614 ID: 15a025
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After that I plug the cables back into the computer and press the power button. I get a little worried at first when it beeps a couple of times, but a screen eventually pops up that says:

Please enter a username, password, and insert disk A/CD-1 to login.
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No. 860623 ID: 3abd97

>If the incandescent bulbs are so bad, why do they even make them anymore?
Well they were the only kind of lightbulb for a long time! Getting people to change over is not fast.

>>860614
Yay! Marsh, it works.
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No. 860624 ID: 91ee5f

>>860613
Good job! For once, you didn’t get something blown in your face!

>>860614
Well, that’s literally none of your concern.

You should tell Marsh that you cleaned out the computer and she should come log in or something to make sure it’s not overheating anymore. If the computer is still overheating, then I don’t know what else to do.

Oh, and leave the canned air on the desk, since it’ll probably be used here the most.
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No. 860625 ID: de6d84

Go get Marsh and tell 'em about this.
"It's workiiiing!"
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No. 862162 ID: 15a025
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862162

>Good job! For once, you didn’t get something blown in your face
Nooo don't jinx it!
>Yay! Marsh, it works.
>Go get Marsh and tell 'em about this. "It's workiiiing!"
>leave the canned air on the desk, since it’ll probably be used here the most.

I set the canned air on Marsh's desk and yell for her, trying to sound like my sister

Candy: "Marsh, get in your office!"

Marsh: "Where's the fire!"

Candy: "I never said anything about fire?"

Marsh: "You sure made it sound like there was one yelling like that. Thought the computer caught on fire or something while you were 'fixing' it."
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No. 862163 ID: 15a025
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862163

Candy: "I think I got the computer fixed Marsh!"

Marsh: "So it's too late to get it smoking up? I mean, yay! I get to sit and fight with it trying to enter in all sorts of paperwork tonight."
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No. 862165 ID: 15a025
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862165

She slowly walks to the desk and turns the computer screen around. After that I hear her digging through some drawers.
Candy: "What'cha looking for?"

Marsh: "Heads up!"

She tosses something towards me.
Candy: "What's this?"

Marsh: "Some kind of tiny magnifying glass. Will that work?"

I take a quick peek through it.

Candy: "Yeah, this should work. Thanks Marsh."

She starts clicking away at her keyboard.
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No. 862166 ID: 15a025
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862166

I leave Marsh to work on those computer papers, and goto my room so I can finally read Officer Nibbles' note.

"Keep a close eye on those earrings Candy, there's been a lot of jewelry thefts in town lately. Don't let those fall into the wrong hands. A criminal running around with magic earrings is the last thing this city needs."

"P.S. Don't let me catch your 'Pet' running around town."

"P.S.S. If this note's too small to read, just let me know and I'll go out to the car for a magnifying glass for you."
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No. 862183 ID: 3ce125

>>862166
Don't worry, if we get stolen we'll be sure to give them bad advice. Or make sure they don't do anything too bad, anyway.

...hmm, I wonder if your sister would want to borrow us at one point?
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No. 862187 ID: 91ee5f

>>862165
Aw, damnit, I just thought of a prank we could’ve pulled on Marsh! You should’ve sat at her computer with the monitor facing you, called her into the room, and then when she came into the room, you could’ve pretended you were looking at her computer and then said, “Wow, Marsh, this is a lot of porn! I didn’t know you could be so kinky!”

It would’ve been funny and I thought of it too late! DX

>>862166
>"Keep a close eye on those earrings Candy, there's been a lot of jewelry thefts in town lately. Don't let those fall into the wrong hands. A criminal running around with magic earrings is the last thing this city needs."
Meh, even if we did get stolen, we wouldn’t help whoever took us, so we’d be pretty useless to the thief.

Still, it’d be nice to not get stolen in the first place.

>”P.S. Don't let me catch your 'Pet' running around town."
What? Not even in an emergency when we’d need Tybalt? But those are the times when we’d need him the most!

>”P.S.S. If this note's too small to read, just let me know and I'll go out to the car for a magnifying glass for you."
*facepalm*

Nibbles, how are we supposed to tell you we need a magnifying glass if we can’t read that in the first place?!

Well, I guess now that that’s outta the way, is there anything else to do before going to bed or should you just go to bed?

.....and maybe hide us under your pillow or something? It’ll be harder to steal us that way! Unless you’re a really heavy sleeper, which hopefully you aren’t!
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No. 862321 ID: 3abd97

>I mean, yay! I get to sit and fight with it trying to enter in all sorts of paperwork tonight.
Uh, sorry Marsh! We thought you wanted it fixed.

>>862166
>Don't worry, if we get stolen we'll be sure to give them bad advice.
Still we'd prefer not to get stolen if possible thank you.

>P.S.
Yes, Tybalt is for emergencies only. ...cuddle emergencies on cold nights probably don't count, unfortunately.

>P.S.S.
Now she's just messing with you. :v
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No. 862707 ID: 68550e

I guess one thing you can do is set us under your pillow when you sleep, so if this criminal is around they have to go through that if they want us.
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No. 862937 ID: de6d84

Go by Marsh's room and ask if there's anything you're able to help with, if she'll let you/needs any.
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No. 864278 ID: 15a025
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864278

>Don't worry, if we get stolen we'll be sure to give them bad advice. Or make sure they don't do anything too bad, anyway.
>even if we did get stolen, we wouldn’t help whoever took us, so we’d be pretty useless to the thief.
Thanks for the re-assurance. Don't suppose you'd try and haunt them while you're all at it as well?

>...hmm, I wonder if your sister would want to borrow us at one point?
Yeah, if she ever "borrows" you, haunt her especially.

>Go by Marsh's room and ask if there's anything you're able to help with, if she'll let you/needs any.
I head back up to Marsh's and room and ask if there's anything I can do to help.

Marsh: "Hate having to rely on the stuff, but some caffeine to...no wait, coffee maker's busted."

Candy: "What happened to it?"

Marsh: "Sugar happened to it."

You'd think sugar and coffee would go well together, guess my sister begs to differ.
>Is there anything else to do before going to bed or should you just go to bed?
Candy: "Anything else need to be done around here Marsh?"

Marsh: "Yeah this computer needs to be done!"

It starts beeping a couple of times

Marsh: "I swear if you freeze or shut down without saving, you'll be shut down the window!"

I wince for a second, hoping she didn't get up to do just that.

The computer dings

Marsh: "Yeah that's what I thought!"
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No. 864279 ID: 15a025
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864279

With that, I head to my empty room and hit the hay before the computer really does die on Marsh.

> I guess one thing you can do is set us under your pillow when you sleep, so if this criminal is around they have to go through that if they want us.

Good thinking! I take off the earring and place it under the pillow for safe keeping. Goodnight!

To be continued..?
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No. 864280 ID: 15a025
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864280

At some obscenely late and exhausting time of night...

I get up hearing something banging on a door somewhere? I can also hear Marsh is pounding away at the keyboard upstairs too? I'd let Marsh handle or check
whatever's making all the noise, but she's probably busy enough dealing with that computer. I fumble around with the earring and get it back on properly.
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No. 864281 ID: 15a025
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864281

I roll out of my room and find someone's knocking on the front door? Only person I can think of is my sister. I ask to double check anyway.
Candy: "That you sis?"

Sugar?: "No, it's the police. Of course it's me! Now let me in before I freeze my hoofs off!"
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No. 864300 ID: b1b4f3

>>864281
Who knows what the cultists are capable of. Get visual confirmation before you open that door.
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No. 864323 ID: 91ee5f

Get a visual to make sure it’s your sister.
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No. 864338 ID: 3abd97

>>864281
Man I wish we could still do that blindar trick so we could tell if it was someone purple through the door.

Does it sound like your sister?

Might want to confirm identity by peeking through a window or peephole, if there is one. Or you could just ask something she should know the answer to. Something from your childhood, for instance.
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No. 864523 ID: 38de21

Ask her three things only you two would know.
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No. 864559 ID: 91ee5f

>>864323
Wait, this is her house, she should have her own key to get in here! She shouldn’t need to be asking to be let in!

And she can’t say she lost her keys because she drove her car, which has both her car keys and her house keys on the key chain!
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No. 864738 ID: 15a025
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864738

>Wait, this is her house, she should have her own key to get in here! She shouldn’t need to be asking to be let in! She can’t say she lost her keys because she drove her car, which has both her car keys and her house keys on the key chain!
If Marsh was right about her being out drinking all night, I'd hope she didn't drive home. Knowing my sister though, I wouldn't be surprised if she did drive home drunk.

>Who knows what the cultists are capable of. Get visual confirmation before you open that door.
No peep holes or windows in sight. While it sucks I can't see her to make sure, at least I don't have to worry about something breaking in through a window.

>you could just ask something she should know the answer to. Something from your childhood, for instance.
>Ask her three things only you two would know.
Candy: "Paranoia check, in what grade did I do so bad in that the old man sent me away to study, where did he send me to study, and what class was it."

Sugar: "Are serious right now! Cut the crap and open the door, I'm freezing!"

Candy: "Just answer the question."

She starts mocking my voice now,
Sugar: "Meh, just open the door!"

>Does it sound like your sister?
Yeah, it's her voice alright, or a dead on impersonation of it.

I stand there and wait.

Sugar: "Ugh fine. It was back in third grade, he sent ya to uncle's place for the summer, and it was history class."
I fumble around with the door and let her in.
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No. 864739 ID: 15a025
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864739

I'm not sure why, but I'm getting the impression she didn't have that great of a night either.
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No. 864743 ID: 3d2d5f

Sorry sis, had a freaky night with the friendly neighborhood cultists. How was your day?
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No. 864760 ID: 91ee5f

>>864739
Tell her that you’re a little paranoid from a bunch of assholes that attacked when you were closing the shop and you thought they followed you here and were pretending to be her to get in here.

>>864743
Let’s not call them cultists yet. As far as we know, they’re just a bunch of assholes in purple robes.
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No. 865015 ID: de6d84

Night's been weird, you doing okay?
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No. 865096 ID: 094652

>>864739
Let me put it this way:

She looks sober. Run for your life.
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No. 865327 ID: 15a025
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865327

>Sorry sis, had a freaky night with the friendly neighborhood cultists. How was your day?
>Let’s not call them cultists yet. As far as we know, they’re just a bunch of assholes in purple robes
>Night's been weird, you doing okay?

Candy: "Sorry about that, had a pretty creepy night with the local jerks in town. What happened to you?"

Sugar: "Just say rough night of drinkun."

Candy: "You going to be alright?"

Sugar: "Yeah, I'll-"
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No. 865328 ID: 15a025
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865328

Candy: "Great... You okay sis?"

...

Candy: "Sis?"

...
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No. 865329 ID: 15a025
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865329

Candy: "That's probably not good..."
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No. 865349 ID: 08227f

Sit her up so she doesn't choke on her own vomit, assuming that is vomit.
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No. 865364 ID: b1b4f3

If a drunk person passes out you put them on their left side, legs and arms bent and close together, chin up(but still pointed to the side) and mouth directed downwards at an angle so any vomit drains out. That is called the "recovery position". Make sure she's breathing properly. If she's choking on that vomit you need to call 911.
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No. 865393 ID: 91ee5f

>>865364
Do all of this.
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No. 866364 ID: 15a025
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866364

>Sit her up so she doesn't choke on her own vomit, assuming that is vomit.
Yeah that's vomit alright. At least it's on the floor and not me.

>If a drunk person passes out you put them on their left side, legs and arms bent and close together, chin up(but still pointed to the side) and mouth directed downwards at an angle so any vomit drains out. That is called the "recovery position". Make sure she's breathing properly.

I roll her up over to the stairs and get her into the recovery position. After that I check and make sure she's still breathing. What's next?
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No. 866382 ID: 6780f5

Get Marsh to help you carry your sister to bed, and maybe get something to clean up that vomit with.
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No. 866463 ID: 3abd97

>>866364
Monitoring her and cleaning up are probably the next priorities.
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No. 866595 ID: 15a025
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866595

>Get Marsh to help you carry your sister to bed, and maybe get something to clean up that vomit with.
>Monitoring her and cleaning up are probably the next priorities.
Candy: "Marsh, can you come down here please!"

I hear her whip a door open and groan when she looks down the stairs.

Marsh: "I'll go get the mop..."
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No. 866596 ID: 15a025
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866596

She quickly creaks her way down the stairs, and shortly comes back with a mop and a bucket.

Marsh: "I'll haul her up to bed, you go get some snow to melt for the mop water.

Candy: "What do I melt the snow with?"

She lets out a big yawn.

Marsh: "I don't know, the microwave or something?"
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No. 866599 ID: b1b4f3

Well you could do that if you put it in a bowl or other microwave-safe container first. It's gonna take forever though.
Still hard to believe you guys don't have any tapwater.
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No. 866604 ID: 6780f5

Snow is next to impervious to microwaves, so that would make it a pain to melt like that. It would be less of a pain to just mop with the snow and let it melt from the room-/vomit-temperature, with the added benefit of cooling the vomit down so it doesn't smell as much.
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No. 866614 ID: 3abd97

>>866596
Man you guys need to get the pipes fixed.

Assuming you guy have heat, maybe you want to fill a bucket or the tub with snow so it will melt and you'll have water the next time you need it.
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No. 866695 ID: 15a025
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866695

>Well you could do that if you put it in a bowl or other microwave-safe container first. It's gonna take forever though. Still hard to believe you guys don't have any tapwater.

>Snow is next to impervious to microwaves, so that would make it a pain to melt like that. It would be less of a pain to just mop with the snow and let it melt from the room-/vomit-temperature, with the added benefit of cooling the vomit down so it doesn't smell as much.

I don't feel like standing around a microwave all night or day? waiting to melt snow in a microwave. Guess it's the lazy way for now. I step outside for a quick moment to fill the bucket with snow and get to mopping.
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No. 866696 ID: 15a025
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866696

The snow crunches, splushes, and crinkles as I mop up the floor with it...
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No. 866698 ID: 15a025
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866698

Wait, snow doesn't 'crinkle'...

Egh... great. That's the mail on the ground. Better be just junk mail else-
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No. 866699 ID: 15a025
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866699

I gotta come up with a good excuse for this.
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No. 866715 ID: 08227f

Say Sugar used her hands to break her fall/dropped it near her face when she passed out, and then threw up on the letter, so you couldn't see it under the vomit.
Also take it out of there and hang it somewhere to dry so Marsh can hopefully read it later.
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No. 866719 ID: 91ee5f

>>866715
This.
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No. 867504 ID: 15a025
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867504

>Say Sugar used her hands to break her fall/dropped it near her face when she passed out, and then threw up on the letter, so you couldn't see it under the vomit. Also take it out of there and hang it somewhere to dry so Marsh can hopefully read it later.

It's better than anything I can come up with. I quickly grab the soggy letters and put them on the stairs for now. After that I finish mopping up the floor.
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No. 867505 ID: 15a025
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867505

Just as I start looking for somewhere to put the mop away, Marsh comes back down.

Candy: "How's my sister doing?"

Marsh: "She's in bed, out like a light. How's mopping up the floor going?"

Candy: "Not too good."

Marsh: "Can't be too bad if you're still dry."

Candy: "I might be, but the mail sure isn't."

Marsh: "This better not be going where I think it is."

Candy: "Sugar must have dropped it when she passed out, and then-"

Marsh: "I'm just going to pretend you mopped it up or something. Hopefully it was just bills and junk for her to deal with."

Candy: "There's a letter in there for you Marsh."
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No. 867506 ID: 15a025
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867506

I hear her mutter something, but couldn't understand her. She stomps over to the stairs where I put the mail and snatches her letter out of it.

Marsh: "This better be something telling me I just won the lottery or some free drinks."

She uses one of her claws the rip open the letter and starts reading it.

Candy: "What is it?"
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No. 867507 ID: 15a025
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867507

I hear her breathing pretty heavily.

Marsh: "Sign that I need to go to bed, that's what."

She stomps off to her room.

Should I maybe go talk to her, or should I just call it a night myself too?
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No. 867580 ID: 08227f

She probably wants some time alone if she's that angry. Just let her know "you'll help her out if she wants it, so don't be afraid to ask", and leave it at that.
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No. 867659 ID: 3abd97

>>867507
Probably best not to push it. If she wanted to talk, she wouldn't have left, and it is late.
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No. 868013 ID: 15a025
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868013

>She probably wants some time alone if she's that angry. Just let her know you'll help her out if she wants it, so don't be afraid to ask.
>Probably best not to push it. If she wanted to talk, she wouldn't have left, and it is late.
Yeah, I'm having a hard time staying here awake myself. As I head off to my room, I let Marsh know I'm around if she needs help with anything. I don't hear her reply back.

I take my sweater off and hop into bed. Goodnight earring earring ghosts!

To be continued...
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No. 868061 ID: 3abd97

>>868013
Goodnight, Candy.
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