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Shawn had insisted that the couch at the Psych office was perfectly comfy - and he was more or less right. Sunshine hadn't been in any condition to complain, in any case - once she had accompanied Shawn and Juliet through to their world and things had been arranged, Rae had unceremoniously crashed. Even though she was still sick with fear and jumping at her own shadow, exhaustion won without even a fight.

Only once in the night had she been awakened, by a nightmare she forgot upon waking, to find herself in a strange room in an unwarded building, with the strange, salt smell of the ocean in the air. It had taken her a while to get back to sleep even after she'd remembered where she was, and that there was nothing to ward against here.

Sunshine had reawakened hours later with the early morning sun from the wide front window on her face, feeling, for the first time in weeks, more rested when she awoke than when she had gone to sleep.

And with a new world outside.

Rae got up quickly and went to the bathroom in the back to change. Her hair wasn't a problem - it tended to look better if she didn't brush it that often, anyway. Once she felt presentable, or at least prepared to go exploring, she came back into the front room and folded the sheets and blankets from the couch on top of the pillow she'd used. Snagging a pen and a piece of paper from one of the desks, she leaves a quick note on the coffee table.

Gone exploring. Will be back soon!

-Sunshine


With that, the baker goes out into the southern California sunshine.

Date: 2012-10-30 03:14 am (UTC)
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As per Shawn's usual habit, it's fairly late in the morning by the time he gets to the office and sees Sunshine's note. Gus is out on his route, so Shawn's the only one in.

He can't help being a little... well, not worried, he knows damn well she can look after herself, but maybe concerned would be a better word. He hopes the visit will do her some good.

Date: 2012-10-30 03:25 am (UTC)
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"Morning."

As usual, his nonchalant, flippant demeanor takes over, masking any concerns he may have.

"You sleep okay?"

Date: 2012-10-30 03:34 am (UTC)
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"You look a lot happier."

There's those wonderful observational skills at work.

"And yeah, we do. Sometimes I think we take it for granted."

Date: 2012-10-30 03:52 am (UTC)
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"Well, you can't go wrong with the beach."

He nods toward her sparkles.

"You're looking a little, uh... shiny there."

Date: 2012-10-30 04:02 am (UTC)
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"Wow, so you're kinda like... solar powered."

Another adroit observation from our detective.

"And all I've got is a tattoo on my hip that says "peace" in Chinese."

(... it doesn't, actually. This is why you shouldn't get tattoos while you're young and drunk.)

Date: 2012-10-30 04:18 am (UTC)
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"Well yeah, some of us aren't lucky enough to have our own personal batteries," he jibes back, good-naturedly enough.

"So, what do you want to do today? My schedule's open."

Date: 2012-10-30 04:55 am (UTC)
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"Well, we've got a lot less use for magic in this world, so looking tough is kinda all we have."

He scoots his chair back from his desk, rubbing his hands together in anticipation.

"I would be happy to. There's a place on State that does great hot dogs. I think they do a veggie dog."

Date: 2012-10-30 06:44 pm (UTC)
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He leans over to get a better look at the photo. Mel's tattoos are a lot more elegant than the biker tats he's used to seeing, and definitely more meaningful, if he's getting the gist of what Sunshine's saying. The unfettered happiness of the girl at the picture is somewhat at odds with the tough woman he knows, but also... not.

"Great." He stands, grabbing his jacket from where he threw it. (On Gus's desk, as it happens.) "Let's go see the sights."

Curious, in Shawn's book, is definitely a good thing.

Date: 2012-10-31 04:27 am (UTC)
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"After you."

Gus has the car, so Shawn's motorcycle is parked out front as they head out into the sunny morning.

Date: 2012-10-31 05:07 am (UTC)
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The mudflap girl is.. unfortunate. And rather screams 'I've been riding this bike since I was a teenager.'

"Actually, no. That's a good idea, though."

Date: 2012-10-31 06:19 am (UTC)
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"See, that just strikes me as a bad idea from the start."

And when Shawn thinks something is a bad idea, you know it's approaching epic levels of unwise.

Date: 2012-11-02 01:55 am (UTC)
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"Got it."

It's a short ride from the office to the hot dog joint. The bike may be small. but it's fast.

As it turns out, they do indeed have veggie dogs.

Date: 2012-11-06 03:20 am (UTC)
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"Told you they were awesome."

Does he know how to treat a guest or what?

... Don't answer that.

"So how're you liking it here so far?"

Date: 2012-11-06 03:38 am (UTC)
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"Wards are magic protection spells, right?"

See, he does occasionally pay attention.

Date: 2012-11-06 03:55 am (UTC)
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"Sounds pretty scary."

He takes another bit of his loaded chili dog, chewing thoughtfully

"Needing so many, I mean."

Date: 2012-11-06 04:08 am (UTC)
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"Yeah... I kinda figured that."

He hasn't exactly forgotten finding her up to her elbows in blood that time.


Date: 2012-11-06 04:27 am (UTC)
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"Not even your boyfriend knows?"

They seemed pretty close in the photo.

Date: 2012-11-06 04:47 am (UTC)
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"It sucks having to keep stuff from people."

Uh-oh, did someone say something significant?

Date: 2012-11-06 04:59 am (UTC)
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He shakes his head, mouth conveniently full of chili dog.

Date: 2012-11-06 05:06 am (UTC)
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"Gus does," he confirms. "My dad knows. ... I think the chief might, she's always maintained plausible deniability."

He stares intently at a spot on the ground somewhere near his right shoe,

Date: 2012-11-06 05:12 am (UTC)
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"That's true," he muses after polishing off the last bite of his hot dog. "I do make a decent living."

Even if it can't fully be said to be an honest one.

Date: 2012-11-06 05:27 am (UTC)
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"Yeah."

It's not like he hasn't thought about it, but telling the truth now would have serious consequences for people other than him.

It's kind of a bummer, really.

"Anyway, when you're finished there's still plenty of town to see."

Date: 2012-11-06 05:50 am (UTC)
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"You got it."

Tossing his napkin into the nearest trash bin, he leads the way back to to the bike and on to their next adventure.

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