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31 July 2018 @ 10:03 am
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Summer Interns

Pam Uphoff

“Wait . . . the Directorate School is sending us some interns?” Ebsa stared at the brief notice, appalled.

Ra’d was stretched out, feet up on the arm of the couch in the old warehouse assigned to their team. He laughed. “We can’t possibly get them into anymore trouble than we got thrown into at the same age. How many are they sending?”

“I don’t know . . . oh, here’s the list . . .” Ebsa sat at straighter. “Oh, One!”

Ra’d snorted and heaved himself off the couch. “What have they done to us this time . . . Oh. Aren’t those . . .”

“Xen Wolfson’s kids. I know Arno can do corridors, I don’t know about gates, yet. And Ryol . . . I don’t know the others, I don’t know if they’re also his or whatever. Umm . . . I’ll bet they’re sending them to us because we can get Nighthawk to help, if needed.”

“Or you. Two of them are your stepsiblings.”

“Holy One. Well, we can show them how analyzing newly discovered worlds work, make them use all the equipment, organize the data and analyze it.” Ebsa sat back with a sigh of relief. “No big deal, What could possibly go wrong?”

“Don’t say things like that.”

“Even though all six of them are your sisters- and brothers-in-laws?” Ebsa grinned.

“Well, being Nighthawk’s siblings I suppose that’s technically incorrect since witches don’t marry.” Ra’d leaned over his shoulder. “So, three women, three men. Let’s see what their files say about specialties.”

 
 
 
matapampamuphoff on July 31st, 2018 03:05 pm (UTC)
I must be feeling better--new ideas are popping out. But I'm going to fight this idea off and finish _Cooking Hot_.
(Anonymous) on July 31st, 2018 03:29 pm (UTC)
Whatever you choose. This is strange and interesting, but I have been hanging out to know where you will take Cooking Hot. Wanna see Ebsa spread more joy and revolution, and kick the bad guys ass while wearing a green chef hat.
muirecan: Withersmuirecan on August 1st, 2018 02:45 pm (UTC)
Whichever you do will be great. Ebsa and Ra’d with onerXen kids as interns. Oh my. On the other claw I really like Cooking Hot.
(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2018 03:12 pm (UTC)
It just occurred to me that in XR, when Ahja takes over the non-Action teams, one of the things he notices is that Ebsa & R'ad turned a team of former desk-jockeys into a function Exploration escort Team (since they're still in charge of escorting Researchers on Dino Worlds, which would appear to be right on the cusp of Exploration/Action, 2 years later [do the dates on that need to be checked BTW?]).

So are Team 50 ever going to be told that they are new "Ahja's Troubleshooters", or are they going to have work out for themselves that they get Interns for the same basic reason Ajki gave Ahja the "might be salvageable" Teamers?
matapampamuphoff on August 1st, 2018 05:24 pm (UTC)
Team Fifty (Ebsa, Ra'd, Paer, Azko) is the "Oh my One! What do we do with this mess?" "Send Team Fifty?" "Yeah, good idea. They'll either kill it or bring it home as a pet."

This batch of interns is "They can probably keep those scary children from killing themselves and maybe even make them useful. And if they turn evil, like half the staff at the School expects, Team Fifty knows who to call!"
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(Anonymous) on July 31st, 2018 03:41 pm (UTC)
Love to see Poppy's boy,Jay (Pyjamas)in this. I guess Ebsa's son is a bit too young. Oh, I wonder if Ebsa's son ever found he had a bio sister or brother in lowtown?
cnmckenney on July 31st, 2018 03:59 pm (UTC)
(Not sure which He you are referencing)
To the best of my knowledge Ebsa does not have any bio siblings or any other offspring at this point. He does have siblings by informal adoption via Raod but they are not genetic sibs.
I suppose it is possible that there may be more surprises from the orgy but nothing has been said or hinted to this point.

Edited at 2018-07-31 04:05 pm (UTC)
matapampamuphoff on July 31st, 2018 08:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, Jay will be one of the interns. I think, no more surprise children for Ebsa. And Ebsa considers Ryol and Arno step siblings, and they consider him as their step brother.

Heh. It occurs to me that the reason Arno had no trouble beating up an Action Trainee in _Marooned_ is that Ox got them into a few Karate lessons, and Rael taught them whenever she was home on vacation _and_ Ebsa drilled them a bit whenever he was home on vacation. And then working with Xen for a few weeks a year. It sort of all added up both of the twins being solid on the basics and trained in cool Speed.

In _Directorate School_ I split the incoming students into two batches--with or without at least two years of martial arts training, to sort them out. Arno and Ryol must have been in the "Less than two years" section, and been the top two without ever actually having to obviously use Speed. _Now_ Arno--and maybe or maybe not Ryol--will get pulled into the tougher training.

Edited at 2018-07-31 08:24 pm (UTC)
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cnmckenney on July 31st, 2018 03:54 pm (UTC)
Title
I t'ink you need to title this one "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?"
(Anonymous) on July 31st, 2018 05:35 pm (UTC)
Arno and Ryol are biologically cousins of Ra'd, all three of them being grandchildren of Emre. But does Ra'd realize that yet?

--TheOtherSean
(Anonymous) on July 31st, 2018 06:01 pm (UTC)
Oops, I realized I missed a generation. Arno and Ryol are actually great-grandchildren of Emre. Ra'd and Rael are thus (half) first cousins.

--TheOtherSean
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(Anonymous) on August 1st, 2018 12:32 am (UTC)
Shouldn't Rael and Ra'd zing? They would have touched when he was a teenager and she was coaching him, or in warrior training.
matapampamuphoff on August 1st, 2018 02:03 am (UTC)
From Olympian:

Ra'd's hazel eyes were assessing, giving away nothing. "Princess, an honor to meet you."

A bit of a zing as they shook hands. More than she usually got from other Oners—they were all descended from the same thirty-three Prophets, so they were all distantly related—but she usually knew any relative close enough to give her this much zap.

I know random mixing throws out similar gene sets all the time. But I'll still bet he's got some Montevideo Clan in his family tree.
Mike Weatherford on August 2nd, 2018 07:39 pm (UTC)
Where did I miss it?
When/in what book does Rael learn that Road's twins were actually her children?
matapampamuphoff on August 2nd, 2018 09:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Where did I miss it?
_Children of a Foreign God_

Four short works and one novel are in line ahead of it.

Speaking of which, I need a title for the Mirror, Mirror/Scrambled book.
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