|Raelle del Sol|
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Raelle del Sol wrote:She took his hands in hers to keep them from fidgeting. "Hey, whatever it is, you can tell me," she said softly, trying to make eye contact. "We can handle it together. I seem to recall we make a pretty good team," she added with just a hint of a smile.
Ardiente allows the eye contact when she takes his hands. There's a ghost of a smile to match Raelle's at her team comment, Ardiente's heart fluttering slightly despite the tight grip of the mood on said heart. "It's... well. There's some sort of... problem, that Aunt Aananda and Arthur and Melody are working... apparently the universe is going to end if they can't fix it. I kinda thought they were playing a prank at first."
"They're... building something to try to fix it, and I thought... well, you are really good at building things, maybe you could help." Ardiente takes a deep breath and looks away for a moment, still ashen-faced. "There's more too, but we should probably go to the lab."
She stared at him for a moment, going pale as the news went from bad to worse. She was worried about what was so bad he wasn't telling her, but more concerned about the impending end of the world.
"Okay, come one," she said, taking his hand and heading towards the lab. "Professor Sunwake does not joke about the end of the world. Occasionally she complains that we have an apocalypse at least once a week, but that's not really a joke. More of an annoyed observation."
"And if saving the world depends on Arthur doing math correctly then we're all doomed."