And now, back to the story of Follomer.
Update 3: Shopping Terror In The City
Government Quarter, St. Krist City
Tessa ran, her tail swinging in the air behind as she jumped into her father's waiting arms. He was smiling just as wide as she was.
Chancellor Tristan: Sweety! It's so good to see you back. How was your trip state-side?
Tessa: Kinda okay. The Governor of Washington was a nice person, kind of gunhoe Pro-American though. It was hard to sit there taking in her going on and on about the war and the American part in the war. Goddess I wanted to smack her.
Chancellor Tristan: Hahaha well, I'm glad you didn't or it'd be another 29 Hour War all over again....Tessa I'm glad youre finally home. I worried about you every minute.
Tessa: You don't have to worry about me dad, I had my bodyguards. Though I think one of em's accent was Californian...
Tristan chuckled and hugged her once more before taking something out of his pocket. He pulled out a thin, gold card with a bar code on the back and handed it to her.
Chancellor Tristan: I got you a little late Christmas Present. It's a Visa card with about 350 AFDs on it. I know how much you love Willow Place. Thought you could go there with one of your friends on a shopping spree. You've earned it.
Tessa's eyes instantly lit up at the shimmering gold card in her hand and could restrain herself. She lunged into Tristan's chest, her tail flying around behind her.
Tessa: Oh my gosh thank you dad! You are THE best!
Tristan grinned and gave her a squeeze before patting her mid-wasit.
Chancellor Tristan: Now go on, go have fun. I actually gave your friend Jensa a call, she's waiting for you down in the main lobby.
Tessa: Sweet! I wont be gone long dad, I'll be back before dark. I love you!
And then she turned and ran off to the doors and then the lobby. Tristan just stood and smiled at his creation, wondering where the time went.
Chancellor Tristan: I love you too, Tessa...
Tristan then turned to the large windows showing out over the rest of the government quarter. For the first time in years, his baby sister entered his thoughts.
Willow Place Shopping Center
Jensa: Can't believe your dad gave you that much money to spend. Well, I mean he IS the Chancellor, I'll give him that, but still, $350 at once?
Tessa: I know right? I'll be sure to get him something really nice as a thank-you.
Tessa and Jensa walked off into the shopping center, heading to one of the several shops to go looking for something for Tessa's dad. The crowd inside was noisy, but no amount of ambient noise of the people could block out the loud thump-thump-thump of twin rotor blades.
Within seconds, people started to die.
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