after but without smooth transition from A fragment of Luke at Doomsday; another thought that was on my mind.
Luke noticed his tour guide was looking at him strangely. “What?” He stretched out his wings.
She cleared her throat thoughtfully. “I’m cy’Doomsday, sir, you know that.”
“I know that.” It finally sank in. “Why is a succubus under Cynara Doomsday?”
She laughed at him, a cheerful guffaw as if he’d just made the best joke. “What, should she only have minks who find things? Should Professor Inazuma only have antlered people who throw lightning? At least we’d have a chance of filling out a cy’ree with that qualification.” She shook her head, still grinning. “I’ve never understood that idea. We pick our Mentors by common interests.”
Luke coughed and forced his wings closed. “Succubus powers…”
“I’m sorry, sir, but it’s a power, like strength, or setting things on fire, or making trees grow.” She shrugged, managing to actually look apologetic.
Luke decided it was time to change the subject. “You were saying… you’re cy’Doomsday?”
“Do you know what our motto is, sir… no, I’m sorry. Of course you don’t.”
Luke hadn’t known cy’rees to have mottos, at least, not official ones. “No.”
“It’s ‘be prepared.'”
“Of course.” He meant it dryly. She smiled and dimpled at him.
“Exactly. And so, sir. When I knew you were visiting, and I was going to be your tour guide… I prepared.”
She paused; it reminded Luke of Mike just before dropping a bombshell. “You do know, sir, that your wife’s parent is a professor at this school… right?”
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