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[origific] The star tonight
... well, actually, it's sort of set in the GetBackers universe, but it's white_aster's and my private crack, and explaining it would take too long. Double-drabble.

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Their last Halloween on earth, Akira and Aya dressed in the long dark robes of witches or academics, and handed out chocolates in the shape of stars. Aya took her son to the roof that night and they watched what stars they could.

"I'm scared," Akira murmured, so softly Aya was not sure she had heard. "The station's so small. I don't think I'm claustrophobic. I don't want to start being."

Aya ran her hands down his hair. Long brown hair, and a face so sharp and unlike hers, people did not realize they were mother and son. She had asked for that. She did not want to smother him. "You won't be. You've never been."

"It's different, with no outside to escape to."

Three years ago, when Akira was seven, they had visited the Moon. He slept beside her then, his childish fears smothered in her blanket. "You got your suit license," she reminded him. "You can go outside."

The towers of Tokyo glittered before them, brighter than the sky. Akira spread his arms, his robe fluttering like the wings of a bird or a hero's cape. "I know." His secret smile lit up. "I've always wanted to fly."

<3 <3 <3 ^_______^ oooh, lovely. Thank you!

Long brown hair, and a face so sharp and unlike hers, people did not realize they were mother and son. She had asked for that. She did not want to smother him.

I love that part. ^___^

Hee, I have this whole backstory now about Akira and Aya, and how she had her son when she was eighteen and everybody thought she was NUTS and she figured it would be easier to take care of a toddler while she was an undergrad, and how this works out to him being the only person between the ages of four and twenty on the Station, because all the other professors-with-families are just getting started, and Aya's all 'Neener neener!' about the whole thing but Akira still gets stuck taking care a bunch of other people's infant children and finally manages to blackmail the relevant people into assigning him to the solar panel repair crew instead. And this one day when he conned a visiting governement official into thinking he was some sort of child prodigy doing graduate work, instead of being a professor's kid, and then the government official was enthusiastic about him at the Station manager, who had no clue what was going on, and ... yeah. Stuff.

I have no idea what Aya studies. I think she's some sort of chemist.

And this one day when he conned a visiting governement official into thinking he was some sort of child prodigy doing graduate work, instead of being a professor's kid, and then the government official was enthusiastic about him at the Station manager

:snickers: That's funny. And so very precocious Makubex. :)

I think she's some sort of chemist.
If they're moving to a zero-g facility, or at least partially zero-g, it might be easier to grow protein crystals for crystallography studies in zero g. Maybe she's involved in that?

If they're moving to a zero-g facility, or at least partially zero-g, it might be easier to grow protein crystals for crystallography studies in zero g. Maybe she's involved in that?
I think it's spun for gravity, in fact, but there must be zero-g lab areas; I can see her getting involved in that, quite easily.

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