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Challenge #03599-I310: From the Mouths of Babes

Un niño humano consuela a un extraterrestre triste que se va a casa para un funeral. -- Anon Guest

[AN: Translated- A human child comforts a sad alien who goes home for a funeral.]

The Human child had been staring at Passenger Wat for most of the journey. She hadn't really noticed, given the depths of her grief. They had a small packet of tissues ready one hand, and a pre-chewed teddy bear in the other.

"It's okay to be sad," said the child, possibly repeating what they had been told by a guardian. "You can borrow Mx Pobby if you want."

Parts of the teddy bear bore evidence of long and intense oral exploration. Just thinking about the potential vectors in the soft fabric was alarming. "Thank you," she accepted the tissues, "but you can keep Mx Pobby. I will have someone to hug very soon."

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Challenge #03507-I219: Making Amends

"When's Papa coming home?"

A young toddler goes to Wraithvine to ask about hir daddy. Wraithvine must now tell the family what happened to the farmer. -- DaniAndShali

Lulanie Tiller stared at the coils of hair on her table, and at the humble Elf who had appeared in her hut. She gave the being small chores to keep them busy until the children were sound asleep.

She made tea, and wound up the hair

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Challenge #02006-E182: He's a Griefer

“How could you?"

“I trusted you and, and you played me!”

“Like the cheap kazoo you are” -- Anon Guest

Some tasks are harder than others. Some efforts are purely emotional. And by the end of this mission to Zangress Four, Arlo was feeling weak as a kitten despite having all her health stats in peak range. The explorer she'd been hired to escort, Thuxx, had managed to make it through all kinds of potential hazards, including being one of those types

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