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It’s 3am (probably; time moves a little differently in the space between planes) onboard the Starblaster when Magnus turns to Taako (who is facedown on the table and has been for the last half hour) and says, “We should make a blood pact.”
It’s the first thing he’s said in that half hour that actually gets Taako to raise his head off the table. He doesn’t say anything, just stares at Magnus with a blank expression.
“Y’know, Barry and Lup have their lich thing, and that’s super cool and all, I don’t want in on that, but…I think we should do something too. Kind of like that. So we all have some kind of connection.”
Taako keeps staring for a long moment, and Magnus is just starting to think that maybe he’s actually asleep and elves just have a super weird version of sleepwalking that includes not moving and staring blankly at people, when he opens his mouth and says, “We’re magically bound to an interplanar starship that literally runs on our interpersonal connections, my dude.”
“Yeah, I know, I just…” Magnus shrugs, twirling his mug of beer on the table. The last plane had had some really good breweries. He hopes some of them survived. “I thought it’d be nice if we could…make it official? Like, something we did on purpose, instead of just found out about after we ran away from the total destruction of our home.”
Taako looks down at his own mug, which has been empty for the last half hour.
“Yeah, sure,” he says, finally. “Let’s do it, big guy.”