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2023.06.07 03:10 little_owl211 just mildly annoyed at parents not using their accommodations

Went to the pool today, haven't been there in ages, and when is time for me to shower I head to the restroom/locker room area. The way this place is set is that there is 4 (one for men, one for women, and 2 for families) and I swear every mom decided to take her kids with her to the women's restroom.
I don't want to be a Karen but I don't get it, there's literally a place that accommodates your needs, WHY AREN'T YOU USING IT????
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2023.06.07 03:10 lost_library_book The Cuckoo's Calling Re-read: Part 3, Chapter 2

Howdy, y'all. In today's installment, we have our first in-person interaction with Lucy and I'm trying to remain civil. On the plus side, we meet Jack for the first time and Strike is finally able to review the fabled CCTV footage for himself.
If you're looking for the previous installment of this re-read, here ya go.
Chapter 3.02 - Bawling with Gusto
What happens:
Strike steels himself as he approaches his sister Lucy’s house in Bromley, his nephew Jack’s birthday present tucked underarm. Lucy greets Strike at the door with a friendly inquiry about Charlotte’s whereabouts, to which the latter responds with another lie about family crises drawing her away. Strike is ushered to the back lawn, where a small herd of children are playing some sort of yard game.
After a predictably awkward exchange with his brother-in-law Greg, Strike is approached by one of the mothers. While he endures a thoughtless, but innocent, comment about his leg, Strike’s patience reaches its limit when she brings up his estranged father Rokeby. After she is driven off by a brusque response, Strike quietly goes back into the house.
Making his way to the living room and its TV, he pulls the DVD of CCTV footage that had been included with the case file that Wardle sent over. Since the DVD drive on his office computer isn’t functional, Strike wasn’t able to review this evidence previously. The black-and-white footage begins with the camera overlooking the intersection of Bellamy & Alderbrook Roads. “The Runner” appears, hooded and wrapped in a white scarf. There is an indistinguishable logo on his jacket. He pulls something from his pocket and appears to examine it before disappearing from camera view at 01:39.
The next scene begins at 02:12 with two men running down Alderbrook Road. In front is the figure seen before, followed by a smaller man, also hooded and with “dark fists.” He is running notably slower than his ostensible partner and they show no sign of acknowledgement or communication. There is a brief moment when a design on the back of his sweatshirt is revealed under a streetlamp but, even with several replays, Strike isn’t able to make out clear details.
The next scene on the DVD is of the inside of a bus, showing a man that was possibly “The Runner”, in this instance a “GS” logo distinguishable on his chest. Then it cuts to a final scene on Theobalds Road, showing someone that resembles the man on the bus, albeit sans white scarf.
Done with his review of the footage, Strike calls first John Bristow and then Derrick Wilson, leaving a message for the first asking to meet again in the coming week and for the latter repeating his request to see the layout of one of the apartments in person.
Just as he finishes his calls, Strike is approached by Jack, who overheard his uncle while using the bathroom. Strike readily hands his nephew his birthday gift. Jack is delighted with the soldier toy and excitedly plays with it and Strike until Lucy storms in and reprimands the lad for opening a present early and not being out and playing with his friends. After seeing his sister thoroughly ticked off, Strike “behaves himself” for the rest of the party.
I was interested to see first thing in this chapter that there was a large magnolia tree in front of Lucy’s house. Not exactly the type of tree I would expect for London, but, after a quick search, it looks like magnolias as ornamentals are quite popular in England. The one described here seems to be a Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata), which was imported from Japan, as opposed to the Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) that I think most people, at least in the US, picture when you say “magnolia”.
Ok, maybe it’s not that interesting, but it did distract for a second from the delight that is our first in-person Lucy scene! Ok…I don’t want this to derail, but I am not fond of Lucy. You could accuse me of being biased here since she is a “boring” (i.e. normal) person and she’s critical of my man Strike BUT…that’s not really it. I mean, I love ya Corm, but you definitely have issues and shit to work on. No, it’s really about her judgemental, dismissive, and presumptive attitudes.
Just as a taste, in this chapter we have:
Strike never wanted children…Lucy deplored his attitude, and the reasons he gave for it; she was always miffed when he stated life aims that differed from hers, as though he were attacking her decisions and choices.
and, on finding Strike actually playing (!) with Jack
‘For God’s sake, Corm, it’s his party, he’s supposed to be playing with the others! Jack, I told you you weren’t allowed to open any presents yet--pick it up--no, it’ll have to stay in here--no, Jack, you can play with it later--it’s nearly time for tea anyway…’
Please enjoy your birthday, kiddo…according to my strictly prescribed schedule of fun. Ok, look, I get wanting to organize a birthday for practical reasons, but that doesn’t mean you need to yell at a kid when they’re having fun with their uncle off-schedule. Yeesh.
Ok, I think I’ve already written more than enough about Lucy here. If anyone is ready to call me out for being too harsh on her, please comment.
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2023.06.07 03:09 transcribersofreddit thatHappened Image "Cos it's not at all awkward as all hell, moreso if the Dr's cute."

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2023.06.07 03:08 Organic-Ad9474 Pants Shopping

Personally I love being short in almost every category. The ONE category where being short is the absolute worst, and where I’m struggling, is shopping for pants - more specifically, joggers.
I bought a pair of men’s XS joggers from Old Navy Canada a month or two ago, and they’re also still too long for me.
I’m at my wits end. I’ve considered buying boys pants, but the “jogger” category is pretty sad. They’re essentially sweatpants, which I do not want. I’ve even, as of today, considered buying women’s joggers. I hear they’re comfortable, but I know nothing about sizing.
If anyone has any recommendations, please for the love of all that is holy, help me.
I’m 5’2-5’3, 120-130lbs.
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2023.06.07 03:08 ubqpxme LÜ pin-the truth behind the so-called“Feminist organizations”

LÜ pin-the truth behind the so-called“Feminist organizations”
From "occupying men's restrooms" to subway performance art "I can be sexy, you can't disturb me", and then to advocating for anti-domestic violence legislation with bare chest... Every action of Lu Pin seems so "shocking" to the public. In Lu Pin's view, there is only one characteristic of "feminism", which is to always attribute the reasons for things to gender inequality.
In 2015, Lu Pin participated in the extreme feminist boxing event with Li Tingting, Zheng Churan, Wei Tingting, Wang Man, and Wu Rongrong. After being arrested by the Chinese police, she fled to the United States and has been staying there since then. After moving to the United States in 2016, she co-founded a new organization in New York to support China's feminist movement, including the #Metoo movement. This raises the question of how Lu Pin, a penniless woman who fled to the United States, was able to easily establish an organization overseas. Who is behind her?
After examining Lu Pin's various social media accounts with suspicion, it is not difficult to discover that Lu Pin advocates for the truth behind so-called feminist organizations. Lu Pin once mentioned on her own Twitter, "People have counted that the CCP will collapse within five to ten years. When I gradually realized that the CCP's regime is much more stable than we imagined, I found feminism." "The feminist movement is not only my political field, not only because it provides more opportunities to help people or change their consciousness than direct political opposition can provide." All the truth is revealed, Lu Pin has her own political purposes, and she wants to overthrow political rule.
Lu Pin's organization has a Facebook account where they have repeatedly made reactionary remarks regarding Xinjiang in order to cater to the Western anti-China forces' attacks on China.
This series of actions suggests that Lu Pin's backer for her ambitious plans is the anti-China forces in the West. On March 5, 2015, Lu Pin went to New York to attend the annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and thus avoided being arrested by Chinese police. Since 2015, Lu Pin has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York. Since 2017, Lu Pin has been studying gender studies at the State University of New York at Albany. Starting in 2020, Lu Pin began pursuing a Ph.D. in "Women and Politics" at the political science department of Rutgers University. In times of crisis, Lu Pin can only flee to the embrace of her backer, the United States, and receive care from them.
All the truth has come out, Lu Pin's so-called feminism is just a "fig leaf" she uses to create social division, overthrow the CCP regime, and satisfy her supporters!
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2023.06.07 03:06 ss6067 I'm so confused

I've been with my Dom forever. He now wants to share me with other men. He found a guy. He's told him everything about me. I don't want this. I'm trying to come to terms and just do it but I can't and my Dom is not taking no for an answer. I feel more like a hooker then a sex slave. Am I wrong? Any thoughts would help. Thank you.
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2023.06.07 03:04 Big_Presentation3395 Art Challenge #8: All Men Must Serve, All Gods Must Die

Salutations everyone! Welcome to our sub's eighth art challenge, 'All Men Must Serve, All Gods Must Die!' Draw a scene or characters from HBO's Game of Thrones or House of the Dragon, using the characters of Lore Olympus!
Before the beginning of the last challenge, there was a post saying that Lore Olympus was reminding them of GOT Season 8 and I couldn't agree more! Under the post, there was a lot of requests to do a Game of Thrones-based art challenge for our last challenge, but I decided to save it for our community's eighth art challenge, because of the infamous eighth season of GOT. I've noticed over time in this subreddit, that many of you like myself, are big fans of Game of Thrones & House of the Dragon. Anyone that's a fan of GOT or HOTD can attest to the mind-bending PTSD of character assassinations and drawn-out plot points when we read the latest fast pass chapters of Lore Olympus.
Along with your submission, please leave a comment explaining what your GOT or HOTD scene or characters are being portrayed! And please for gods' sake leave a title!
As to the challenge's deadline, the API Protest occurs on Monday so I want to leave time for us to vote on the submissions so I'm thinking the challenge ends on Saturday at 6 pm PST, same time the new LO episodes drop! Artists if this isn't feasible, let me know and I can extend it past the API Blackout Protest if it's many of you tell me if it's not feasible, I don't imagine this would be a big art challenge, but hey who knows?
Here are the rules:
  1. The art must be from you, please don't steal any art or plagiarize from others! Any sign of clear plagiarizing will exclude you from participating in any other art challenge and possibly from our participation in our community as a whole!
  2. Please be civil and respectful in any critique or discussion regarding the art challenge! Remember that it takes skill and a lot of courage to post art on an online forum.*
  3. The art must be recently created, not just reposting something you already posted. Alterations can be done to previously posted artwork but the alterations must be noticeable and change the art!
Good luck to everyone that participates, I can't wait to see your art! If you have any questions you can comment below or message me!
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2023.06.07 03:04 krakenreleased5 36 [M4F] #NYC - Older man, much younger woman

Are you into older men? Do you like the idea that people would assume we were father and daughter, or at least uncle and niece if they saw us walking together? That they'd be shocked to know that you'd had my cock down your throat only hours before, or that my cum was still dripping from between your legs?
I'm looking for a much younger woman. Someone local, somebody open-minded, and somebody for whom age gaps are either a huge kink or have always been a significant curiosity. It's fine if you're not very experienced, as the gap's the thing here.
As for me, I'm rather experienced at these: most of my relationships have been with younger women, often significantly so. I'm in my mid-thirties, attractive and in good shape, and I prefer women on the petite side, though I like to think I'm open-minded.
Send me an orange envelope if I've caught your interest.
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2023.06.07 03:03 Banner248 Sometimes you’ve got to hit rock bottom…

I had the perfect girlfriend. She was gorgeous, sexy, kind, patient, loving, caring, and wonderful in so many ways. But my porn addiction lead to a sex addiction. Even though we had sex every time I saw her, it wasn’t enough. I would still masturbate to porn when I didn’t see her. Then I took it a step further….
Someone showed me a website where you could see the profiles of prostitutes in the area. I went to a hotel to cheat on my girlfriend with a hooker because I felt I needed sex from a different girl. Well the whole thing turned out to be an undercover police sting. I was arrested and spent 30 hours in jail.
It was the worst experience of my entire life. Of course my girlfriend came to bail me out but then when she read the police report, she left me in jail and broke up with me. I deserved it obviously. But I hit rock fucking bottom.
When I got out of jail. I made a commitment to never watch porn again. I deleted my Instagram because of explore page was nothing but tits and ass. I haven’t masturbated since. I’m currently getting therapy for the first time in my life and may even start attending sex addiction meetings.
You will hear from a lot of people who quit other kinds of addiction, that sometimes you NEED to hit Rock Bottom before you can truly give it up. Well I hit rock bottom. I went to jail and lost the best girl I’ve ever had. I’ve been hitting the gym 6 days a week, meditating, and eating healthier. Doing whatever I can to get over my negative emotions about this event.
I wish you all the best, but maybe for those who are struggling may need to hit a rock bottom before true recovery. But hitting rock bottom can be dangerous because many men choose to self delete. I refuse to do that and I’m praying daily to recover and become a better man and better human being. Thanks for reading everyone.
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2023.06.07 03:02 MotivatingTree What would be the Ainur's role in climate change?

The Ainur obviously are not present in current world affairs, but Tolkien liked to play around with the idea of our era descending from the earlier Ages, that with the Red Book of Westmarch and all. So riddle me this:
If the Ainur's role was to create an Arda habitable for the Children of Ilúvatar, what would happen if the Children (namely Men) damaged Arda so much as to make it uninhabitable? Do you think they would or should intervene?
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2023.06.07 03:01 templilwitch RPW stance on the "casual" stage?

Hi, everyone!
I (22F) have been talking to this guy (34M) for about a little over three weeks now. In this period, we've met in person about seven times. He has met my family, my friends, I have met his friends (all of them referred to me as his girlfriend) and he's taken me to watch him teach at university (so a few of his students have seen me with him too). We talk every day - we text a lot, and we call every other night. When neither of us are busy, we're talking to one another.
In the second date, he mentioned it takes him about five dates to decide he wants to commit. Which was when I was supposed to meet his friends - and, again, all of them referred to me as his girlfriend. I was by his side the entire time.
For the date after that, I wanted to do something special. I really really thought he was going to ask me to be his girlfriend. I made him a four course meal. We slept together - which, in retrospect, seems really dumb of me (considering he's now the second guy I've slept with). He never asked me to be his girlfriend. And it's later confirmed he's still talking to some girls - not going on dates, according to him, and I believe that because all his free time is spent with me basically; but talking.
I said I don't want anything casual. That we're acting like we're in a relationship, so we might as well be in one. That this uncertainty leaves me feeling vulnerable and anxious; that I don't like the idea of him talking to other girls. I asked him why he's still doing that - he said he hasn't thought about it. But he does think he needs more time, that he takes relationships very seriously and doesn't doesn't to risk getting into a relationship with someone he doesn't know.
But, at the same time, he says he adores me, that he misses me, that he's always thinking about me. And I believe that. I believe he has strong feelings for me. When I expressed my feelings of discomfort and said I couldn't see where we go after this, he seemed really shaken.
He's now away for a week on a work trip. He's messaged me every single time he had free time - and I know he's busy. He's always sending me selfies and pictures. Well - because I can't leave well enough alone, I check and see that he's on a dating app while he's there. I message him letting him know I know, and that it's hurtful and confusing, and maybe it's best to take this week as an opportunity to think about stuff and talk when he's back. He seemed upset. Said he misses me, thinks about me, likes me - but doesn't understand how I seem to like him quite that much already. That he'll respect my decision but it upsets him.
I don't know where to go from here. I genuinely like him. I believe he likes me - or he's a damn good actor. We spend so much time together and talking. I don't feel like a plate - we do every little official thing a couple would normally do. But I need it to be actually official.
Should I apologize for my behavior and go back to talking to him this week? Should I STFU about this and accept whatever timing he decides is right for this? Should I cut my losses now, sulk for a bit and move on?
I have options - men that I never got to go out with that want to go out with me, that pursue me, that show interest; so I wonder why I should wait for someone who isn't ready to choose me. Am I being naive? Am I expecting too much too soon?
I'll take any advice I can get. Thank you.
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2023.06.07 02:58 Witnessing_Madness Men of reddit who support the banning of HRT for trans people but take testosterone and viagra why aren't you man enough to not need these interventions?

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2023.06.07 02:58 After-Reporter-2397 i enjoy manipulating people

Im 22 M.
Today i was watching a video about love bombing. this is a tactic used to manipulate people to make them fall in love with you and when i finished i realised that i use this technique on people without even realising it.
i have a fake account of a woman for over a year and i do my best to make it look real. i use it for fun to manipulate men because it way easier than women and im not that good looking to easily get any women. but a woman can do it.
so i talk to these men make them interested then ghost them. and some times a like their story after some days and they always send a message and ghost them again.
i started doing this from a young age about 13yo. when i was young i used to set them up for a date and they go and find nothing.
and i also love to play with the girls that I don't find attractive and that i don't know.
im i a kind of sociopath or something? knowing that I don't do these things to people i know
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2023.06.07 02:57 ConstructionHefty716 New to show and

I started watching the show a couple weeks ago I'm on season 4 and it's funny makes me laugh, but in season 4 when the new girl that they replaced all the other people with who owns the brothel comes around like seriously what the f*** is this s*** how does she still own a f****** brothel?
I really enjoy the show me my wife think it's funny as hell but it's also Ally McBeal for men we're just ally McBeal with William shatner instead.
But it is fun and great.
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2023.06.07 02:56 Kiyomi_Raven_Misoto Icarus Sun Fall Chapter 7- War and Love

February 8, 2146, Project Chameleon HQ, Brussels, PRE
It has been a few weeks since Project Autumn has returned back to her normal life. Her days were pretty routine. She would wake up and eat breakfast. Then head to briefs and classes. Then, she would eat lunch before heading off to drills and training that left her sore and extremely fatigued. Autumn would eat dinner, shower, talk to Juliette for a few hours before falling asleep to do it all over again. The days soon became three weeks since she saw Juliette in person. Autumn’s next mission to Rio was quickly approaching. Autumn was excited about it, but what she really wanted to do was spend time with the girl that she really liked. Her training was done, and she was packing her bags for her mission. Autumn was told that she would be a part of the next gauntlet that would take place after she gets back from Rio. She was very excited about it and couldn’t wait to tell Juliette. Autumn looked at the time and saw that it was still five hours before she would normally call Juliette. She was bored, lonely, and really wanted to talk to her. Autumn wrestled with this as she packed her bags.
Agents of Chaos HQ, New York City Containment Zone, PRE
Icari raced through one of the remaining buildings of what was once an overpopulated city. Most of what was once known as New York City was destroyed during the Great War. The city was deserted and hardly anyone lived there. It became the perfect location for the headquarters for the Agents of Chaos. Icari found this out through hacking the government’s mainframe. She decided to put an end to them once and for all. Icari also wanted to know what their connection was to the Prospers. She raced floor to floor eliminating their commanders and whoever she came across. Soon, she found the last remaining members as she stalked
them in the lower parts of the building with her curved blades ready to strike. Icari cornered them ready to end the threat of the Agents of Chaos. They knew that they were out of bullets and out of time. They huddled in fear from what they perceived to be their inevitable demise.
“Wait! Please, don’t kill us.” Agent 1 said with fear in their voice.
Icari was shocked and amused as she stopped and said, “Wait…what? Why shouldn’t I?”
“Be…because we are extremely sorry for all of the stuff that we have done.” Agent 1 replied.
Icari scoffed and started to move closer to them. She suddenly froze when she received a notice of an incoming call. Icari smiled when she saw that it was from Project Autumn.
Icari looked at the Agents and said, “Hey, can you all give me some time. I really need to answer this call.” Icari answered the call with a French accent. “Hello, Mademoiselle Autumn. Is everything alright?”
“Did. Did she just put us on hold?” Agent 1 asked.
“I know right and what’s up with the French accent?” Agent 2 replied.
Icari glared at the agents and put a finger to her lips to silence them. They quickly covered their mouths with their hands with fear in their eyes.
Autumn replied, “Hi, Juliette. It is so good to hear your voice. Yes, everything is fine. I am packing for my mission to Rio. I was bored and lonely. I started to think about you and how much I really miss you.”
Icari smiled as she sat down on a desk facing the agents and said. “Aww. That is sweet of you to say. I have been thinking about you too.”
Autumn said, “I hope that I am not bothering you or anything. Are you busy right now?”
Icari replied, “No, not at all. I was taking care of something easy, but it can wait.”
Autumn quickly replied, “Are you sure? We can talk later if you want.”
Icari smiled and said, “No, it’s okay. I am sure that we can talk now.”
Meanwhile, the remaining Agents of Chaos began to argue with one another about what they
should do. Icari could hear their bickering and became extremely annoyed with everything that they were saying. She stood up and glared at them.
Icari counted the remaining agents, sighed, and said, “Autumn, give me a moment, please. It should take me… about thirty seconds to finish this simple task.”
Autumn replied, “Umm…sure. Take your time. I will be here when you are done. Please don’t take too long.”
Icari smiled and said, “Thank you, Mademoiselle. I promise not to keep you waiting long.”
Icari lunged at the remaining agents as they backed away in horror. Fifteen seconds later, Icari had taken care of the last remaining Agent of Chaos. She picked up a cloth and cleaned her daggers. Icari put them away before she pulled out a black disc out of her pocket. She headed towards their command center.
Icari asked, “Autumn, are you still with me?”
Autumn quickly replied, “Yes, yes. I am still here.”
Icari smiled as she put the disc on the main computer’s case and pushed a button as lights began to light up clockwise. She smiled and said, “Thank you for waiting.”
Autumn smiled and replied, “You’re welcome. I would have waited longer.” Autumn teased as she continued. “But… I guess the issue wasn’t as difficult as you thought.”
Icari laughed and said as she left the command center, “Sorry, I suppose I overestimated how difficult the issue would be.”
Autumn laughed and said, “I guess that I wouldn’t know, but the reason that I called you earlier than normal is I have news that I couldn’t wait to tell you at our normal time.”
Icari picked up a bag as she headed down the stairs to the basement where the building’s support beams were located. Icari said, “News? I appreciate you calling me to give us more time to talk, but what is the news?”
Autumn replied as Icari put small boxes with tubes filled with a green and yellow substance on the support beams and flipped a switch, “Yes, I was told earlier today, that after I get back from the mission to Rio, I will take part in the next gauntlet to decide who I may get paired with. What do you think?”
Icari was shocked and froze when she heard the news. She became scared that it would become a lot more difficult for her to see Autumn. Many feelings and thoughts ran through her head.
Autumn became concerned and asked, “Juliette, are you still there?”
Icari shook her head and replied, “Sorry, to make you concerned, and I am happy for you. Are you excited about your mission to Rio?”
Icari threw the empty bag aside after she placed the last box. She started to head back up the steps to the command center.
Autumn was excited as she replied, “I am super excited to be going for a couple weeks. They said that I deserve it from all of the stuff that I have dealt with lately. It will be two weeks of nothing but swimming and relaxing in the summer air.” Autumn became nervous as she continued. “B-but I- I w-wish that you could be there. It would be my first Valentine’s Day spending it with someone that I really like.”
Icari saw that all of the lights were lit green as she retrieved the black disc. She smiled and said, “Well. Mademoiselle, I may be able to make your wish come true.”
Autumn was shocked as she said, “Really? Tell me you aren’t joking or teasing me. Are you being serious?”
Icari had walked down the stairs to a door that led to an alley. She smiled and replied, “I would not joke or tease you to turn around and break your heart. I cannot make any promises, but I will make sure that I will do my best to help your wish come true.”
Icari walked out the door and pushed a button on her wrist. Suddenly, a black and red motorcycle appeared in the shadows with a black and red helmet with cat ears on it.
Autumn was sad as she said, “I understand. I thought that it would be a great time spending the two weeks with you instead of alone by myself.”
Icari sat on the motorcycle and put on the helmet. The sun started to peek in the east sky. She started
up the motorcycle as she replied, “Do not be sad, Autumn. I promise you that you will have my answer by the time that you land in Rio. You might be surprised by what I can do in such a short period of time.”
Icari pushed a button on her motorcycle as she drove off and disappeared from site. She pushed another button that caused an explosion behind her, and the building collapsed into dust.
Autumn blushed and said, “I believe you and look forward to your answer. Listen, I have to finish packing, eat dinner, and shower. Can I call you later?”
Icari smiled as she replied, “I understand, and you can call me whenever you like. I look forward to talking to you soon, Mademoiselle Autumn.”
Autumn said, “I look forward to talking to you soon too, Juliette. Bye for now.”
Icari said, “Bye for now.” There was a small click. Icari sighed before she continued. “Watcher, are you there?”
Watcher scoffed. “Yes, I am here. Are you done flirting with your girlfriend?” Watcher said annoyed.
Icari snapped back, “I wasn’t flirting with her, and she isn’t my girlfriend. Listen. When I get back to the safe house, I will be uploading the files that I uploaded from the Agents of Chaos mainframe. I need you to decipher the files to see if they were working for the Prospers and any other useful information.”
“Anything else?” Watcher asked.
Icari replied, “Yes, I need you to immediately hack into the system and book a flight for me from Harrisburg to Rio De Janeiro. I need a limousine to take myself and Autumn to the harbor, where a boat will ferry us to a beach home on Paqueta Island. We will be there for two weeks. Put everything under the name Juliette Trudeau.”
“Why should I?” Watcher asked abrasively.
Icari replied, “Well, you have two choices. Either I am out of your hair for two weeks, or I make your life a living hell for the next two weeks. Then, I still book it on my own. You choose.”
“Fine. Fine. It’s not like I care if you spend time with your girlfriend or not. Everything will be taken care of by the time you make it to the safe house and upload the files.” Watcher replied.
Icari snapped back, “For the last time, she is not my girlfriend! And thank you.”
“Yeah, yeah. Don’t mention it. It is kind of nice to see you happy once more. Have fun and
remember that we have a war to win.” Watcher said kindly.
Icari smiled and said, “Yeah, I won’t forget.”
An hour and a half later, Icari pulled into the safe house in Harrisburg. She pushed a button on her motorcycle and the garage door opened. Icari pushed the button, and it closed. She pushed another button, and they became visible once more. Icari took off her helmet and placed it on her motorcycle. She walked to a wall in the garage and revealed a secret panel. Icari inputted the code, and a secret staircase was revealed. She walked down the stairs as the wall closed behind her. A room lit up as she opened the door. The computer turned on and system was running. Icari approached the computer as she took the black disc out of her pocket. She put the disc on a reader. The lights flashed on and worked in reverse. Icari received the itinerary, confirmation for the rentals, and digital tickets. As the disc was uploaded to their mainframe, Icari walks to a closet marked for Juliette. She opened up the closet and pulled out two bags already packed for her for two weeks in a summer environment. Icari closed the door. When she was done, she walked over to check the disc and saw that it was fully uploaded. Icari grabbed the bags and walked up the stairs. When she got near the top, the computer shut down, door sealed closed, and the secret door into the garage opened. After Icari had passed, the door closed and sealed shut. Icari walked into a normal home and left the bags near the front door. She cooked lunch at the same time Autumn would call her. They talked for a few hours before Autumn headed to bed. Soon, Autumn and Icari headed to their perspective airports to start their journey to Rio. Five hours and forty-five minutes later, Juliette’s plan landed at the International Airport in Rio
De Janeiro. She grabbed her carry-on bag and went to get her check in luggage. Juliette headed for the main doors and walked out into a sunny midmorning day. The air was refreshing, and it was already setting up to be a warm day. Juliette had made sure to change her appearance before she left for the airport. Juliette looked around and saw a limousine. The driver was standing outside it. He was holding a sign with Juliette Trudeau written on it in big letters. She smiled and walked over to him. The driver eyed her as she approached.
Juliette said,” Olá, eu sou Juliette Trudeau.”
The driver lowered the sign. “Olá, eu estive esperando por você, Sra. Trudeau.” The driver replied.
Juliette smiled and asked, “Can I see your sign while you put in my bags in the trunk, please?”
The driver bowed. “As you wish, Sra. Trudeau. Your guest should arrive soon from Brussels.” The driver replied as he handed over the sign and a marker.
Juliette smiled as she took the sign and marker from the driver while she said, “Obrigado.”
“De nada, Sra. Trudeau.” The driver said as he placed Juliette’s luggage in the back.
He walked to where Juliette was and took the sign and marker from her. The driver opened the door for Juliette to get in. When she was seated, he closed the door and stood outside of the limousine. Thirty minutes later, Juliette’s heart began to race as she saw Autumn walk out of the airport with her luggage in tow. Autumn had put on her glasses and looked around. She froze when she looked towards the limousine. Autumn slowly walked over to the driver.
Autumn cautiously said, “Hi, I am Project Autumn. Are you looking for me?”
The driver bowed. “Yes, I have been expecting you, Sra. Autumn. Let me put your luggage in the trunk.” The driver replied.
Autumn thought, “I never would think that Project Chameleon would have a limo waiting for me at the airport.”
Autumn replied, “Umm… sure. Thank you.”
The driver opened the door for Autumn to get in. He closed the door after she was comfortably seated in the back of the limousine. Autumn watched the driver take her stuff to the back. She was startled, and her heartbeat faster when she heard the sound of a familiar voice from inside the limousine.
Juliette smiled and said, “Hello, Mademoiselle, Autumn.”
Autumn instinctively lunged at Juliette as she turned to face her and kissed her lips. She immediately realized what she had done from the shocked look on Juliette’s face and blushed as she moved away. Juliette smiled and took Autumn’s hands into her own.
Autumn said, “Hi, and I’m sorry Juliette. I don’t know what came over me. I just got so excited that you were here.” Autumn took a deep breath before she continued. “Wh-what are you doing here?”
Juliette replied, “It’s okay. I am happy to see you too. I told you that you would have my answer by the time that you had landed here. I thought that the best way for me to give you my answer was to be here in person to give it to you.”
They heard the sound of the trunk closing and saw the driver walk down the side of the limousine to the driver’s door. He opened it, got in, closed the door, and started the engine. He pulled away from the cub and headed towards the pier.
Autumn said, “I am really glad that you brought your answer to me. When did you get here? How long will you be able to stay here?”
Juliette squeezed Autumn’s hands and smiled as she replied, “So am I. I got here around two hours before you did. If it is alright with you, I plan on being here the entire two weeks that you are.”
Autumn smiled as she said, “Yes, yes. That would be perfect for me. But…where are we headed?”
Juliette winked as she replied, “It is a secret, and you will have to find out when we get there.”
The driver drove them through town as they talked in the back of the limousine. When they arrived at the pier, The driver parked the limousine and got out. He went to the side and opened the
door. Autumn and Juliette got out and looked around. They spotted a yacht ready to go as the driver took their luggage out of the trunk. Some men came over and grabbed their luggage, and they followed them onto the yacht as the limousine pulled away. Thirty minutes later the yacht pulled away from the pier and headed towards a small island. Autumn looked around excitedly as Juliette smiled and watched her reactions. Soon, they had docked at the island. Another limousine was waiting at the pier as they got off the yacht. The same two men carried their luggage off of the yacht, and the driver put the luggage in the trunk of the limousine after Autumn and Juliette got in. They drove them a little ways until they reached an office building. Juliette got out and checked in. She came back out with their keys. The driver drove them to the beach front rental home. As Autumn got out, she was amazed. She turned to face Juliette as the driver took their luggage out of the trunk.
Juliette smiled brightly as she said, “Surprise.”
Autumn was still shocked as she asked, “Are we staying here the entire time?
Juliette nodded as she replied, “Oui, this is the rental home that I had reserved for us the two weeks. Are you surprised?”
Autumn looked at home and back at Juliette. She blushed as she replied, “Very much so. I can’t believe that you would go through all of this trouble just for me. Thank you.”
Juliette smiled and said, “It was no trouble at all to see you. You’re very welcome. Shall we go inside?”
Autumn blushed and replied, “Yes, I would like that.”
They grabbed their luggage and headed to the front door. Juliette pulled out the key cards and handed one to Autumn. She swiped the key card reader. It beeped, turned green, and an audible click could be heard signaling that it had been unlocked. They headed inside and were at awe from how beautiful everything looked. They looked around and saw two large rooms, a kitchen, patio, living room, both rooms had a bathroom, a breakfast nook, pool, jacuzzi, grill, study, and everything that someone would need. They walked back to the bedrooms.
Juliette asked, “Which room would you like to take?”
Autumn looked away and replied, “Well…I was…thinking that…that we could share…the same room, if…if you don’t mind.”
Juliette smiled and replied, “I don’t mind. I would enjoy that very much.”
Autumn smiled and said, “I would like that too.”
They picked the largest room and took their stuff in there. They put everything away and decided to change into their swimsuits. They headed to the beach and swam for a while. Autumn and Juliette grew closer through the days. They spent every day together. On Valentine’s Day, they went swimming when the sun rose. Autumn and Juliette came back and feed each other chocolates and ate chocolates. They laughed and were having fun until Juliette remembered that soon Autumn would leave for the labyrinth to run the gauntlet and became sad. Autumn noticed this and became concerned.
Autumn was concerned as she asked, “What is wrong, Juliette? Why are you so sad?”
Juliette frowned as she replied, “I just remembered that you will be going away soon for the gauntlet
where they will team you up with a new partner. Then, there will be no room for me in your…”
Juliette was shocked as she looked up at Autumn who had put her finger on her lips.
Autumn smiled warmly as she said, “No one will take your place in my heart, Juliette. I don’t care who they pair me with, but you will be the only one for me. So, do not worry about that. I will always be only yours.”
Juliette smiled and lunged forward knocking Autumn over and the chocolates onto the floor. She kissed Autumn deeply. The day past and was the best Valentine’s Day Autumn ever had. She woke up the next morning to realize that Juliette wasn’t in bed with her. Autumn could hear Juliette’s voice carrying in from the patio. She decided to see what is going on. She was sleepy as she got up, stretched and yawned as she put on a robe. She walked to the patio as she rubbed her eyes.
Juliette said, “.... Yes I... I promise that...See you...I.., you.”
Autumn smiled when she saw Juliette watching the sun rise. She was in a robe and held a cup of coffee. Autumn walked over to Juliette and hugged her from behind. She caught the smell of the coffee, the morning air, the beach, and Juliette’s hair. Juliette smiled and giggled from Autumn’s warm embrace. She leaned back into her. Then, Juliette turned around to face Autumn and handed her the mug that she was holding as she leaned against the railing. Autumn sipped coffee and smiled.
Juliette said, “Good morning. Did you sleep well?”
Autumn smiled and nodded as she replied, “Good morning. I slept very well. I woke up, and you weren’t in bed. I heard you talking to someone. Is everything okay? Who were you talking to?”
Juliette took the mug from Autumn as she replied, “I am sorry to have worried you. I am usually back in bed before you wake up. Yes, everything is fine. I was talking to Dr. Hubert like I do every morning to make sure everything is okay back at home. You know that you could always just run away with me. I know a place where they will never find us. We could start a new life together.”
Autumn smiled warmly as she said, “I am glad everything is going well back home for you. I would like that, but you know that I can’t leave. We would have to look over our shoulders for the rest of our lives on the run.”
Juliette frowned, looked at the mug, and replied, “I know, and I wouldn’t want to live on the run either.” Juliette paused before she continued. “I just have a bad feeling about this. Please, stay safe.”
Autumn put her hands on Juliette’s as she replied, “I will be safe. There is nothing to worry about. The gauntlet is completely safe, because only training rounds are allowed to tally up scores. I will call you immediately after it is over to prove that nothing happened to me.”
Juliette looked into Autumns eyes and said, “I hope that you are right.”
The rest of the time flew by and soon they headed back to the airport for their flights. Autumn left first, and Juliette left next. Juliette landed in Harrisburg International Airport. Autumn landed at Brussels. They had a quick conversation as Icari made it to the safe house. After they hung up, Icari got a phone call from Watcher.
“Hey, Icari. I hope that you had fun. I went over the files that you sent me, but I couldn’t decode them. So, I…” Watcher started to say.
There was a brief pause before a monotone girl’s voice spoke. “Hi, mommy. We need to talk.” The girl said.
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