Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto, Fairy Tail and any other anime or manga that appears in this fanfic. If I did, I would've kept Jellal as a villain and had Naruto marry Erza sometime before the Tenrou Island Arc…though that might not happen in this fic.
Within minutes, he was standing in front of the Guild gates. As he entered the Guild Hall, a flash of beautiful white hair made a smile burst out on his face. Stealthily hiding in one corner of the room, Naruto poked his head out slightly to catch a glimpse of the person and grinned.
Mirajane was back.
Chapter 16: Celestial Spirit Mage, Lullaby and a Date!-Part 3
Upon spotting the trademark white hair that the Strauss siblings sported, Naruto hunkered down in his position and remained out of sight as he planned a surprise for her. Peeking from his hiding place, which was behind the large table propped against the corner of the room, his eyes sparkled in mischief as he saw Mirajane in deep conversation with her little sister. 'Oh, this is gonna be good…'
Flashing through three hand-seals, Naruto cast the Meisaigakure no Jutsu (Hiding with Camouflage Technique) on himself. His form shifted, using his chakra to turn his body into a transparent being; his clothes, sword and scent disappeared as well as the jutsu reached completion. Giving himself a one-over, Naruto nodded in satisfaction before slipping out from his hidden spot.
As it was still pretty early in the morning, sometime around six o'clock, there were only a few people within the Guild Hall; he could see Gray at the other end of the room talking with the elder Fire Mage Macao, unconsciously molding ice sculptures with his hands even though he was clearly paying more attention to the conversation. As the conversation dragged on, the sculptures would change; one minute they resembled Elfman's hulking form, the next it was Erza clad in her Heaven's Wheel armor.
Naruto smiled at that; Gray was like a much lighter version of Sasuke, how the Uchiha could have been had he not been obsessed with revenge. He took to the various Hyoton technique Naruto had shown him quite well; he didn't master them as quickly as Sasuke could, but he was very thorough when learning everything about the technique-weaknesses, strengths, methods to improve it…he was definitely one of the better students he had. With his skill, magical
His eyes cut across to the sound of laughter over the northeast corner of the room. The laughter came from Cana, who was already having a mug of beer in her hand and chatting animatedly to one of the newer recruits, a woman named Bisca Mulan. She was a young woman with long, straight green hair that reached down to her lower back, and a set of long bangs framing her face. She had brownish purple eyes, and was always seen wearing red lipstick. She had a very curvy body and wore a Western-style hat always visible on her head, a light, polka-dotted neck scarf, and a pair of reddish brown boots. Her body was covered by a short, strapless one-piece dress decorated by spiraling motifs with darker, striped edges.
From what he had gleaned from the short interactions he had with her as well as Cana's input, she seemed to be a soft-spoken young woman; the only times he had seen her animated and active were when she was practicing her Guns Magic and when she and Cana were hanging out. He had caught her sneaking a few glances towards him, but nothing came of it so he didn't mind.
A grin stretched his face as his mind came up with a very lecherous idea. Bakusaiga, who was still strapped to his side and currently synced with him, sighed heavily. "Naruto-sama, whilst it is not my place to criticize your behaviour, don't you think you are acting more perverted than ever? What you are planning to do seems to be more befitting of a man who thinks with his other head as opposed to one such as yourself…"
Naruto stroked her sheathe gently, making sure to move and avoid the people who were slowly but surely trickling into the Guild. A quick glance confirmed that Lisanna and Mirajane were still deep in conversation, though they had relocated towards the bar. 'Sorry if I come across as a pervert, but you must remember that I 'inherited' one hell of a libido from everyone I knew…plus, I don't intend to take this any further than possibly second base.' He said, somewhat cheekily.
He started moving towards the two, stealthily slipping past the people who moved in his direction and got in his way. Within moments he was standing directly behind the green-haired beauty, who was laughing at some joke Cana just told her. Careful to not let his hair touch her bare skin, Naruto bent himself until he got a clear view of her impressive cleavage. 'Hot damn, they're almost as big as Erza's…' He thought, watching how they would bounce and jiggle as she moved.
"Naruto-sama, are you really going to do this?" Bakusaiga already seemed resigned to the fact that her master was going to subject the young woman to a lecherous prank, but she still made a half-hearted attempt to stop him. "What if you get caught and exposed?"
Naruto rubbed his chin as he bent his body down to stare at her breasts from different angles. 'Yes, I'm really going to do it. No, I won't get caught or exposed and I'll have you know that I have a plan to escape on the off chance I do get caught. Now, do you mind staying silent for a bit?' His eyes spiraled into the Sharingan, which he then proceeded to use as a camera; each time Bisca made an unintentionally sexy pose, his eyes would capture the moment and store it in his mind forever.
Feeling a little bold and mischievous, Naruto silently removed his glove and gently brushed his hand over her right arm. She jerked in surprise, almost spilling her cup of tea and making her breasts bounce even more. The moment was captured by his eyes, which were fixated on her chest and replayed in slow motion within his mind.
Cana had just finished her mug of beer when her companion jerked upright and whipped her head to her side. Arching a brow, the brunette tilted her head curiously. "Something wrong, Bisca?"
Bisca rubbed her arm nervously, still looking uneasy. "I-I just felt something touch me. I'm sure it's just my imagination, probably just the wind from the breeze." She said, giving Cana an unconvincing smile.
That response made Naruto grin darkly underneath his mask. 'Oh? I'd love to continue playing with her, but I have a sexy Demon to capture…Kage Bunshin no Jutsu!' Half a dozen clones appeared beside him, all of them also cloaked under the effects of the Meisaigakure no Jutsu. Each of them gave him a smart salute and converged upon the unaware woman.
He couldn't wait for them to dispel and show the results.
Heading over to the bar, the still invisible shinobi slipped through the growing crowd and positioned himself right behind the Take-Over Mage, who was seated on the stool furthest from the Guild Hall along with her sister. Mirajane was listening attentively whilst Lisanna went on about what training methods he had put her group through as well as how she was coping with it.
She hadn't changed much; she still wore her usual outfit, though there was a notable choker wrapped around her neck. Her body had become even more curvaceous and womanly, much like that of most of the other females of the Guild. Personality-wise, she had mellowed out over the years and was more or less a toned down version of herself; she could be quite light-hearted and sweet with those close to her heart, but could be quite abrasive towards those she didn't know well or disliked. Her rivalry with Erza still remained the same, bringing flashes of her old personality as they tumbled about in the Guild, but one could see that it was less intense than when they were children.
Leaning towards her, Naruto's hands twitched in anticipation. Striking with the speed of a viper, Naruto's hands shot forwards and grabbed the large boobs of Mirajane. Grasping them firmly, Naruto used half a second to once again admire the amazingly soft yet perky breasts in his palm; despite having done more naughty and kinky things to them, each time he palmed those magnificent mammaries, he felt a certain thrill at the fact that he was the one to have her. To be with her. That she had chosen him above everyone else to bare herself to.
The moment quickly passed and, knowing that he had only another second to act, pinched her nipples. Normally this wouldn't affect her, but their bedroom activities from the last time had lasted pretty much the entire day; Naruto discerned that Mirajane had discharged about a litre of bodily fluids via sex. Her body had become extremely sensitive as a result of one particular sex technique Kakashi had known, and the effects wouldn't wear off until tonight.
Her reaction did not disappoint.
"Mira-nee!?" Lisanna cried, startled out of her tale at her sister's sudden yelp.
Naruto chuckled as he let the camouflage jutsu drop, appearing out of thin air like a chameleon behind the startled siblings. "Hey Mira, been a while." When she glared at him with heated cheeks, covering her chest as though they were bared for the whole world to see, he arched a brow. "Ara? You look pretty annoyed Mira-chan…did something bad happen on your job request?"
"Shut it, Baka-Naruto!"
He avoided the jab she struck out with, noting that she had attacked half-heartedly and amusement bubbled within him. Grabbing her arm before she could retract it, he took advantage of her surprise and pulled her towards him; she was pulled from her seat and smacked herself right in his chest. His arms wrapped around her in a surprise embrace, tightly hugging her smaller frame against his with puppy-like excitement. "Mira-chan, I missed you so much!" He cried, nuzzling against her like a dog would.
Mirajane smacked his chest, her cheeks still red with embarrassment. "Maybe if you had been quicker with the job request you had, you could've come with me." She stated, surrendering herself to his embrace and sliding her own arms around him. She tried to deny it, but she knew she had also missed him; the trip to and from Balsam Village had been dreadfully dull and frustrating…frustrating because she had been hit on by various other males who thought she was an 'easy squeeze' when she just wanted to rest and hurry back home. She had dealt with them, though she refrained from using any force; a concentrated blast of murderous intent upon them left them very disturbed and afraid to approach her again.
She tightened her grip around him as his scent wafted around her; he smelled pleasant and minty, like he had just splashed some cologne on himself before arriving. "What would you do without me?" She chuckled, burying herself against him.
He gently brushed his hands through her hair, remarking the silkiness of it once again. "Crawl into a corner and cry until you came to get me." He answered, his voice low and gentle. He stuck his face into her soft hair and breathed in her scent, feeling like he could spend the rest of the day just wrapped around her. To him, that would be more satisfying than just sex…though combining this with sex definitely topped the list.
"Geez, get a room already!" Lisanna cried, trying valiantly to avoid making any eye contact with the couple. However, the stain of red on her cheeks diminished the effect of the 'disgusted little sister' act she was trying to put on. The scene was far too intimate for her tastes; there was nothing sexual about their embrace, but the intensity of their display made her feel like a voyeur; watching them be happy with each other, simply by being in the presence of the other, was something she felt was too intimate for herself to see.
Naruto regrettably raised his head from Mirajane's soft and wonderful body to stare inquisitively at Lisanna. "Haven't you and Natsu gotten further than this stage? You seemed pretty comfortable giving him a handjob on the way to Hargeon, so why are you getting embarrassed over some cuddling?" The question was phrased way too innocently for it to not be a prank; as expected, Mirajane snapped her head to Lisanna in shock whilst the younger sister cursed her 'innocently blinking' sensei. 'Payback is a bitch, ain't it Lisanna?'
"You did WHAT to Natsu?!" Mirajane furiously whispered, quickly glancing about the Guild Hall for the pink-haired Dragon Slayer. Scowling as she saw no sign of the male, she extracted herself from her lover and turned her stormy blue eyes towards Lisanna, placing her hands on her hips. "Explain, dear sister of mine…how long has this been going on and why have you been performing those activities when you are clearly not prepared for them?" She questioned in a low tone, eyes glowing slightly with anger.
"Mira-nee, I can explain!" Lisanna said, raising her hands to try and placate her big sister. Shooting a dirty look towards Naruto, who just waved cheerfully at her from Mira's back, she hurriedly began to plead her case. "I know it sounds strange, but we haven't really gone past kissing and a little touching. When we were traveling towards Hargeon, I had a…particularly naughty book on me." Her voice had dropped in volume as she poked her fingers nervously, the blush on her cheeks increasing at the admission. "And,…um, I kinda…sorta…got somewhat aroused at the content." Gods, the interrogation was so embarrassing! 'Damn you Naruto-sensei! I hope you get a horrible case of blue-balls!'
"I know, I hear you loud and clear every night you read one of those books and get 'excited'." Mirajane dryly stated, earning an embarrassed squeak from Lisanna. Mira tilted her head, "Did you think I wouldn't find out? You're not exactly quiet when you get into it, you know."
Staying on the sidelines and watching the dressing down going on, Naruto smiled at the interaction. Despite how angry she was, she still managed to give off that motherly feeling many mature women had despite only recently completing her growth into adulthood. A strange tug in his chest developed at the scene.
As he continued to watch her, the feeling continued to grow. Closing his eyes, he imagined a slightly older Mirajane giving a stern talking to a white-haired young man who looked chagrined and embarrassed at the scolding. She was wearing a sleeveless, ankle-length maroon dress with a pleated skirt. The chest was adorned by a large, pink bow, and similarly colored trimmings frame the rather ample neckline, acting as straps, and circle around the waist. She also wore high-heeled shoes that matched her dress, accessorized with a small chain necklace with a blue oval gem attached to it, and a bracelet made of white flowers circling her right wrist.
The young man was quite muscular, though his body appeared to be lean like Naruto's physique. He wore a long, black-purple and red coat with insignia of Fairy Tail sewn into both shoulders. He also wore a red zip-up hoodie/vest underneath the coat, a navy muscle-shirt beneath that, and a pair of dark blue pants. He had white hair which was brushed down and blue eyes, similar to those of Mirajane and the other Strauss siblings.
The Mira construct sighed in resignation and hugged the man, who was acting embarrassed at the gesture. As every other son would.
The imagined scene made his heart swell with…something. He wasn't sure what it was…was it desire? Perhaps nostalgia maybe? He couldn't tell anymore what he felt about having a family; on one hand, it was something he had always wanted ever since he was a child. Being alone as a child, he had always desired having a large family as well as the chance to raise a child. Now armed with the memories and tricks of over a hundred capable fathers, he was pretty confident in his ability to be a good father.
However, any child of his would be targeted as a source of power; he wasn't totally sure, but he had a suspicion that any and all children he sired would inherit a significant portion of his powers. Should they inherit the more dangerous bloodlines he had, the Magic Council and several others would turn their greedy eyes towards his family. Should that happen, the lives of the children would always be one of paranoia and they would rarely find happiness.
He hated that.
Still, as he opened his eyes, he acknowledged one fact.
She would make a good mother someday…
'Good thing Macao and Wakaba aren't here.' He thought, eyes narrowing at the thought of the two elder Mages. Ever since Mirajane had developed into a stunning young woman, they somehow got the impression that they could now 'tap' the person who managed to bully them when she was a kid. Naruto didn't really find fault in part of their reasoning; as opposed to before, when they viewed her as a child or little annoying sister, they now saw her as a stunning young woman and were simply acting on their natural instinct to procreate.
Naruto always responded with his instinct to protect his pack. Violently.
Catching his shift in mood, Mirajane paused her little lecture long enough to grab his shoulders and plant a chaste kiss on his cheek. She wasn't sure what was bothering him, but she knew him well enough to know that he grew calmer whenever she, Cana or Setsuna pecked his cheek. Returning back to chastising her little sister, her mind turned to pondering the relationship between her rival and her lover.
Having been friends with Erza pretty much almost all the time, Mira was one of the few people in the Guild who had an inkling of the S-Class Mage's dark past. From what little Erza had told her, and what she had managed to piece together on her own and with the Master, Mirajane had come to the tentative conclusion that Erza had been in love once, or had at least had some attraction to the boy, and had been rejected harshly. There had also been some indications of her being tortured, as evident by her implanted right eye, as well as the first few periods of fright whenever she saw a whip when she first came to the Guild. With all those experiences, it was no wonder she kept wearing that armor of hers; it was her coping mechanism, something that made her feel safe even when there was no need for them…such as when she was going to sleep.
Of course Setsuna, Cana and Mira had noticed when the Queen of the Fairies began seeing the Demon King in a romantic light. Funnily enough, it all started with one of their usual spars; Erza had challenged Naruto once again, something that many believed had been rubbed on her by Natsu, and they had fought just a couple of feet away from the Guild. Erza hadn't said anything about it, though she did turn an interesting shade of red coupled with a surprisingly sweet demeanor, but it was obvious that something had changed in her perception of the strange SS-Class Mage.
Mirajane and Cana were of the belief that something happened on that afternoon to 'open' her eyes to the possibility of being with Naruto. Setsuna, on the other hand, was of the opinion that Erza had always been enthralled and affectionate towards Naruto and that whatever happened that day only made it such that she was finally able to admit to herself what she felt towards him.
Ever since then, it became slightly more obvious that she viewed him as something dear to her; whenever she undertook a job request that required more manpower than she could provide, he was always the first one she requested to accompany her. Anytime she had a load to get off her chest, Naruto would take her out on a walk and she could bare a little of her heart to him…that wasn't to say he was the only one she opened herself to, but he was pretty much the only male her age she ever lowered her guard down. Every compliment he gave, which was something he rarely did, she would briefly smile and savor it.
It was funny how she was somewhat egging her rival to admit her feelings towards her lover…though it also boiled down to her inner romantic side frothing at the mouth to get them together.
"Donkey-raping shit eater!"
"THE FUCK YOU SAY BRO?!"
"You heard me, damn marshmallow toaster!"
The sounds of fist smashing flesh echoed in the Hall and many eyes turned to find the source of the sound. In the center of the Guild, Natsu and Gray were duking it out with extreme prejudice; fists and feet flew towards each other at speeds that made them appear nothing more than blurs, striking anything and everything in their joint quest to hurt the other. Members of the crowd cheered them on, watching with sharp attention as the two fought each other, with Gray using the Goken fighting style to smash into his opponent whilst Natsu stuck with his own unique street-brawling style of fighting and used his flames to augment the power of his blows.
Naruto sighed tiredly at the daily scene. 'Why can't they ever get along?' He cracked open an eye, taking in the various flaws both of them had in their respective fighting styles and thinking up various possible ways to correct them. It was only after Natsu punched Gray in the face, sending him careening back a few centimeters that he remembered the task he had made a mental note to do.
He would have to give Natsu a little talk about his little 'adult escapades'. He and Lisanna were of age, yes, but that didn't mean they were prepared for the adult-oriented activities that were available. Sure, he slept with Mirajane, Cana and Setsuna but they were at least two years older than the couple and had taken their relationship fairly slowly.
He didn't want his lover to be an aunt before she was ready, damnit!
"What's going on here?!" Turning towards the familiar voice, Naruto eye-smiled at an astonished Lucy and gave her a little wave. She was wearing a cute red tank top that did a good job in accentuating her huge chest, a short pink skirt that reached her thighs along with her customized belt looped around her waist. She seemed to have forsaken her whip and the golden Fairy Tail mark on the back of her right hand shone proudly in the light.
"This is something you're going to have to get used to in this Guild."
At that moment, when the brawl was at the point of quickly escalating to include the other members of the Guild, a cry of warning and fear rang out in the hall. "OI, DIPSHITS! CLEAR THE AREA! ERZA'S ON HER WAY HERE!" Loke, the scout at the time, looked like he had seen the face of hell and wanted nothing to do with it. He was one of the newer recruits, a competent practitioner of Ring Magic.
Funnily enough, Loke had been voted as the third most desirable male in 'The Wizard I'd like to Be My Boyfriend' Rankings of the Sorcerer Magazine whilst the second and first positions were given to Siegrain, one of the youngest and most charismatic member of the Magic Council, and Naruto respectively. He had complained about it, ranting that he was indeed more handsome than the Demon King and that he deserved a higher ranking. To settle the dispute, two reporters from the Sorcerer arrived to judge and determine who was the more handsome.
Loke had been very confident of his victory and was prompt in baring himself to the two 'judges'. They had awarded him with an overall score of 9.5, something he believed Naruto would be unable to top. All Naruto did was take off his mask and the women were knocked out cold via nosebleed expulsion. The next issue, there had been a picture of Naruto which teased the viewers with a portion of his mask pulled down.
The sales they made with that issue would forever be their best record yet. Loke and almost every other man who read that issue felt their spirits get crushed.
The flurry of activity that followed the statement could only be best described as chaos; the people in the hall had been frozen in shock, obviously not expecting the Disciplinarian of the Guild to return so soon. Natsu and Gray were the worst offenders; they were comically frozen in place, with Natsu's fist cocked back and Gray's foot about to fly loose.
When everyone's brain finally computed the development, pandemonium broke out. Natsu and Gray simultaneously dashed out of the Guild, their reason being to finally defeat Erza and to watch the humiliation respectively. As everyone else scurried to make themselves as presentable as they could, the sounds of muffled screams and punches were heard over the din and motivated the people to move faster.
Moments later, the guild hall was filled with tense silence and many a person grew nervous at the ominously loud echo of her footsteps as she drew closer to the gates. Finally, after a few nerve-wracking moments, the gates were flung open and Erza Scarlet strode inside the Guild.
Like everyone in the Guild, Erza had changed over the course of the years. She had grown to become a very beautiful woman; she had a slender figure that Naruto would describe as amazing, and like most females in the Guild, had developed positively large and bodacious breasts as well as an appealing backside. She had grown her hair long sometime during the years, though it most likely started when he made it known that he preferred women with long hair. Her most common attire consisted of a custom-made armor by Heart Kreuz smiths, a blue skirt, and black boots.
Situated in her hands, just barely managing to pass unhindered through the gates, was a massive horn. It looked much like a dragon's claw, though it had been adorned with all sorts of jewelry and decorative materials.
Lucy gawped at the nonchalant ease which the redhead used to carry the humongous horn; it was one thing to hear of the incredible feats each of Fairy Tail's top mages had done over the years, but to actually see Titania Erza carrying that huge thing like she was holding a pen, without the use of her magic armors to boost her abilities, was awe-inspiring.
It was then that she decided that Erza would be her role-model; sure, she looked up to Mirajane and, to a lesser extent, Cana but Erza was someone who embodied the concept of female mages. She was powerful, strong, very responsible and courteous, beautiful and sexy without any special effort…it was like she was a heavenly being!
Naruto arched a brow at the size of the horn whilst Mirajane smiled happily at the rival. Had a third party, one who was not affiliated with Fairy Tail, been asked to describe the relationship the two had based on that exchange, many would describe the two of being close friends. "Welcome back Erza. The Master's away at an emergency meeting and won't be back for another three days or so." She answered.
Erza frowned briefly. "I see. I was hoping to catch him before he was busy, but alas." Setting the gargantuan horn upon the floor, a loud heavy thump echoed in the Guild Hall. A few of the newer members, Lucy included, gawked even more at the estimated weight she had been carrying.
Brushing a hint of dirt off her shoulder greaves, Erza gave the crowd a once over and sighed sadly. "I was looking forward to disciplining you all when I got back, but something came up so I'll be sure to do so when I get back from that." At her words, every male besides Naruto and Elfman covered their groins with winces and paling faces whilst some of the girls took a few steps back, unease clear on their faces.
Lucy gazed curiously at the reaction of the crowd, wondering why Erza Scarlet was able to frighten the members of one of the strongest Guilds so easily. Turning to Naruto, her eyes gleamed with curiousity. "Naruto-san, why is everyone so afraid of her? I mean, sure she's one of the strongest mages in the Guild, but they seem a bit more unnerved by her than usual."
Naruto shrugged. "She has a reputation as a disciplinarian…some of her 'punishments' can be quite harsh, too." 'It also helps that Kurame found her interesting enough to teach…' From what he had heard, Kurame had apparently taught Erza a few things…though what exactly she taught her wasn't made clear to him just yet.
Satisfied at putting the fear of God in them, Erza turned towards Naruto and stepped forward to greet him. "So you're finally back, huh? I heard about your little detour to Hargeon." She smirked as he twitched minutely, crossing her arms as she came to a halt in front of him.
"It was Natsu's fault, damn it. Makarov isn't going to be pleased, but he wouldn't deny paying for the damages done to the town." He leaned against the wall, eyeing her with interest. "How was the job request?"
Erza grimaced and shifted her weight to the other foot. "Actually, I'm not fortunate enough to begin telling that tale…Mira, are you busy for the rest of the day?"
Mirajane frowned. "Sorry, but I just planned to rest today and then maybe spend some time with Naruto tomorrow. Why, do you need help with a request?"
"Something like that," Erza vaguely replied. "There is an issue I wanted to discuss with Naruto and Master, but I guess I'll just have to make do with just you." Somehow, Naruto got the feeling that she was rather oddly pleased at having to work with himself alone.
He had a feeling he just might miss his date with Cana after all.
Within the streets of Oshibana, a young woman walked about with an excited spring in her steps. As she moved about, her brilliant red hair flowed out in the air like a magnificent mane in the sun. 'Hmm…I wonder if Leader-sama would mind if I had a little fun here before I go after the target…'
Of course, that would depend on whether or not the mages of Eisenwald lived to see the next day…
After all, one does not anger the 'Bloody Angel' and get away with it…
A/N: I know it seems like I'm dragging this, but don't worry; this is all necessary to facilitate the entry of Daybreak as well as make some headway into the Naraku Hunting Arc.
Please don't expect another chapter anytime soon; I've lost a lot of precious study time to craft this chapter so I would appreciate it if you guys don't make me feel like shit. Just throwing this out, I'm basing this unknown character on Bayonetta and Dante.
Can you determine the elements of foreshadowing? The references? If anyone can successfully find all the references and elements of foreshadowing, they will be rewarded with the chance to glean as much as they can from me regarding Naruto's children…just so you know, I have six kids in mind: Mira's twins, Ultear's son, Erza's fraternal twins and Lucy's daughter. There could be more, but these are the ones who you will see over the course of the story.
I finally put up a blog and I would appreciate it if you all took a look at it. The link can be found on my profile.
P.S: Would you want me to resume the little preview thing I started? Bear in mind that the previews would be horribly inconsistent and more than likely far into the storyline…Also, if you want any other girls to end up with children, let me know and I'll think about it.
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