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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    "Henry," Akiko said, completely forgetting his fake name as she clapped a hand on his shoulder. "This is why I'm lead detective and you're not." She spun towards the waiting table, slapping a SSP card of a hero named Full Cover on the table in its top loader. The foiling on the card shone but...
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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    "What a curious assortment of people today. Miss Aster, our hooded friends, and now one of Alpheum's crowning achievements scheming to get into Alpheum when she could just walk in the front door," Muna said, the realization having settled in a few moments before. She smiled sweetly, adding, "If...
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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    "It is not money Alpheum desires," Lin explained, interlacing his fingers on the table. "If it were so simple, a way in would be guaranteed to anyone who had gathered enough regardless of means or goal. No, Sir Brandon, a life may be judged by those around it but it has intrinsic value in...
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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    "There is a way but I would like to clarify, this is no magic Sir Brandon," a hint of skepticism in Lin's voice as he used the title given. "There is scientific backing to Alpheum's claims and results that have you brought you here, to me, to us." Muna smiled at them, munching on another order...
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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    Akiko was about to make up a story when the waitress came up, clearing her throat. The ghost girl glanced down at the name tag, noting the name of Beatrice, whose own gaze was on the newcomer to the table. She raised an eyebrow at Lynne and seemed to think over her words until she noticed...
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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    As soon as Lynne addressed Henry, Akiko leaned over to Sir Brandon. "Hey, uh, Sasha, I know you're supposed to be in character but let's cool it a bit, will ya? We're on a case here," Akiko whispered to him sternly before resuming her meal. Across the room, Muna perked up a bit, eyes...
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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    Akiko reached over and snatched the card from Henry, squinting at the lettering. "Lynne Aster, huh? Oh! A bookseller," she read out loud before handing the card back to Henry. "And since these two are being rude, my dad over there is Sir Brandon and our friend here is Hardy. Dad's retired and...
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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    Akiko's face lit up when the woman accepted her offer. Despite having been warned by the chief to stop handing out her card when she was on suspension, the ex-detective knew it just invoked some kind of receptiveness in people. It was an observation she was tempted to use on the waitress but...
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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    "Hard not to make a good case when she had some truth backing her," Muna mused as she went for another dumpling. She paused however and grinned at Sandy's back. "So resolute she was that not even our dear Sandy could scare her off. Imagine what she could have done had she actually met Arthur."...
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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    "I wouldn't say a complete waste," the rabbit woman said with a small smile, grabbing the card. "It was pretty amusing to see her trying to convince us." ~*~ Akiko abruptly stood up from the table, tearing her eyes away from the pretty waitress. "Gotta wash my hands," she announced, walking...
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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    Akiko looked up at Henry with a quizzical look as he tried to stomp on her steel toed shoes.
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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    "Come on grandpa, get it together. I'm your niece, Aiko," Akiko said as she looked through the menu, Henry recognizing the name. It had been the same one she had given him when she had first made contact with him. "You think we should get some dumplings too? Ooh, pork buns are a good choice."
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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    Akiko made a face, "Tofu? More like Tof-EWW!"
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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    Akiko began to profusely sweat, hand halfway out of her pocket, clutching something that reflected the light of the shops and street. Her gaze was on the sidewalk but she slowly looked up, intentionally avoiding the sight of the transformed Sasha. Instead, she focused on the glass window of the...
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    Futuristic Hadean: Arcadia

    Detective Bong walked alongside them in silence as she took in the sights and sounds all around her. The ease with which Little Giant walked, the trifling bits of conversation she overheard, the blossoming of the night life in the city all served to loosen the stranglehold Alpheum held over her...
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