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Date: 2009-03-23 04:28 am (UTC)
3nanashi: (Lurking.)
From: [personal profile] 3nanashi
Of course she is. Mary was very, very vehement on the subject of her own adult competence.

Trowa is awake anyway. Discreetly.

Date: 2009-03-23 04:55 am (UTC)
3nanashi: (Down.)
From: [personal profile] 3nanashi
The bird's small. Probably safe.

The campfire is banked low, but it's still a welcome heat against the night's creeping chill. Early autumn here, maybe. It's hard to be sure on an alien planet, or dimension or whatever. Trowa, after a minute, shifts a little closer to the fire, though his eyes are still trained on the darkness beyond.

(Trowa doesn't really like being cold.)

Date: 2009-03-23 05:02 am (UTC)
3nanashi: (Lurking.)
From: [personal profile] 3nanashi
If she can see well in the dark, she'll see that he's looking at her.

On the other hand . . . he's backlit by the fire.

So maybe not.

Date: 2009-03-23 05:18 am (UTC)
3nanashi: (Mask.)
From: [personal profile] 3nanashi
"I'll be fine."

One benefit of being a Gundam pilot is that you know exactly how hard you can push yourself. A few nights of shorter sleep are nothing.

Date: 2009-03-23 05:45 am (UTC)
3nanashi: (Soldier.)
From: [personal profile] 3nanashi

"I've been a soldier all my life." Calmly.

In situations like this, soldier is still present tense.

"I'm fine."

Date: 2009-03-26 04:14 am (UTC)
3nanashi: (Soldier.)
From: [personal profile] 3nanashi
Mary gets a few points for a sensible approach to the matter! Even though she's getting some key assumptions wrong.

Trowa nods slightly, but says, calmly, "I'm not exhausted."

"It's important to assess performance levels accurately and without assumptions. I'd be asleep if I needed to be."

Not with a civilian twelve-year-old on solo watch in hostile territory, he wouldn't be, or at least not so deeply he wouldn't wake at small noises. But Mary doesn't need to know that part.

Date: 2009-03-26 04:39 am (UTC)
3nanashi: (No-name.)
From: [personal profile] 3nanashi
"That's why it's important."

As he just said.

(Trowa's voice is a low murmur, just loud enough for Mary to hear, as it has been this whole conversation. Voices carry at night.)

Date: 2009-03-26 05:37 am (UTC)
3nanashi: (Soldier.)
From: [personal profile] 3nanashi
Mary is very much a civilian. It shows.

Trowa doesn't say that.

He waits, instead. Pop quiz, Mary! Will you retrace this conversation and find the logical conclusion, or will you argue at him some more?

Date: 2009-03-26 06:05 am (UTC)
3nanashi: (Trowa.)
From: [personal profile] 3nanashi
This is true.

It's also a hazard of life. (Trowa's solution has been a delicate balance of paranoia, self-sufficiency, and learning to accurately assess other people without asking for their input in the matter.)

"You don't," he agrees, calmly and unhelpfully.

Date: 2009-04-03 03:48 am (UTC)
3nanashi: (Soldier.)
From: [personal profile] 3nanashi
"You've got my assessment, and yours."

"Beyond that, it takes time for the data to accumulate."

In other words: you'll just have to wait and see if you can't already tell, won't you.

Date: 2009-04-03 04:07 am (UTC)
3nanashi: (Down.)
From: [personal profile] 3nanashi
"You don't have to."

Do with this what you will, Mary.

But keep in mind that if you have to be steered sleepily along tomorrow, everybody will be grumpy.

Date: 2009-04-04 07:02 am (UTC)
3nanashi: (Mask.)
From: [personal profile] 3nanashi
Trowa shrugs slightly.

Suit yourself, Mary.


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