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Margaret Elisabeth Faust

"Witch eliminated. Alright, grab the Grief Seed and let's go."

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a character in “Kalani Magica”, as played by ABC

Description

♦ Margaret Elisabeth Faust ♦
Basics
Name
Margaret Elisabeth Faust. Margaret is her maternal grandmother's name, and Elisabeth is the name of her father's sister. Somehow, she fails to see the irony present in her name.

Nickname(s)
She doesn't have any nicknames at the moment, but she's certain that it's only a matter of time before Judith comes up with something. She does, however, protest being called Marge.

Age
15

Gender
Female

Sexuality
Margaret claims to have no time for such things, though implying she likes girls does seem to get a slightly greater reaction.

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Appearance
Hair
Margaret's hair is long, thick, and black. It seems as though it would be far more unruly if not held back by a hairband.

Eyes
Margaret has hazel eyes, and wears neither glasses nor contacts.

Markings
Like many Puella Magi, she has a symbol on the nail of her left middle finger, matching her Soul Gem's emblem, specifically a dark blue shield.

Build
She's a bit short, but otherwise fairly average in build.

Clothes
Margaret tends to dress rather simply. Not casual per say, just not particularly flashy. She'll often just wear a nondescript blouse and a plain pair of pants. Even during formal occasions her attire tends to be rather practical.

Accessories
The only accessories on her person are her white hairband and her Soul Gem ring.

Weapons
Combat knives. One in each hand, and the rest that were summoned floating a short distance off of the ground around her.

Skills
Natural Skills
Margaret's quick fingers, with their natural finesse, are excellent for manipulating fine objects, primarily her knives. She's also quite bright. Finally Margaret's sheer level of raw determination can be downright terrifying at times.

Learned Skills
Her experience as a veteran Magical Girl has taught her a few things, the most prominent being her fighting abilities, and her general ability to remain cool under pressure, the latter of which can make her extremely difficult to read. Also, while it's fairly irrelevant in her own opinion, Margaret took piano lessons when she was younger, and is still quite proficient with the instrument.

Weaknesses
Margaret's ability to express herself is quite poor, as a result of her constant suppression of her own emotions. Also, she actually isn't that strong, at least when compared to other Puella Magi, hence her hit-and-run style of fighting. Finally, her pragmatism seems to falter when it comes to the people she cares about, and she finds herself doing things to appease them that, from an objective viewpoint, conflict with logic.

Abilities
As is the case with all recorded Magical Girls, Margaret's strength, speed, and endurance are greatly enhanced. While she is weaker in terms of physical strength than most, her speed is exceeded only by those girls whose wish ability relates to it. The ability she herself received as a result of her wish, was a blue energy field that shields her from harm. Normally seen only as a faint dark blue aura around her body, the shield will briefly flash to a more visible outline around Margaret while absorbing damage.

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Mentality
Quirks
Margaret's usually bland expression is often matched by her stance. She tends to stand perfectly straight, with her arms at her sides, or behind her back.

Likes
Judith
Rain
Her parents
Feeling prepared
Music

Dislikes
Incubators
Yuubey specifically
Reflecting on past events
Unreasonable people
Letting her facade slip

Fears
Margaret's biggest fear is losing someone important to her, a group which currently consists of her mother, her father, and her Puella Magi partner Judith.

Personality
Margaret typically acts as the absolute picture of a serious and collected intellectual, reserved, polite, calm, and levelheaded, if not slightly abrasive. She rarely speaks to most people, and is unlikely to say much if the situation demands that she do so, instead saying only what needs to be said, most often in a complete monotone, and then ending the conversation.

As a Puella Magi, she remains fairly the same, even while under full assault by a Witch. Even her cries of pain sound more like sounds of annoyance. She is however, noticeably more practical in her words and actions than many others of her kind. Her bearing while "in uniform" does tend to be slightly more severe or blunt, though this is most likely due to the level of danger involved. No Magical Girl under her tutelage, aside possibly from Judith, will find themselves coddled, nor however will they receive any evaluation that is not true. Margaret is neither one to give unearned praise, nor needlessly criticize. Those who work with her for long enough may find that, from time to time, her face softens, as she unwittingly lets her emotionless persona slip, if only for a moment.

It should be noted that her general stoicism is completely deliberate on her part, a defense against the harsh life of a Magical Girl. That said, it's largely automatic by now.

Personal Life
Significant Relationships
Currently, there are only three people who she could be considered close to, those being her mother, who she rarely gets to see, her father, who has to be visited in a mental institution, and Judith, her partner. Debatably, it could also be said that she is close to Yuubey, but the Incubator isn't really a person. In addition, they don't get along very well anymore.

Margaret loves her mother, and feels terrible for the situation that she has created for her. After all, the poor woman has to work two jobs just to support them. Unfortunately, this means that they are rarely ever able to talk to one another, and the times when they are able to do so usually sees one or both half asleep throughout the whole conversation.

Her visits with her father tend to follow the same general pattern. They always begin with polite greetings, and always end with him asking her to undo what she did with her wish. In retrospect, it might have been a bad idea to tell him in the first place, but she had thought that knowing how he survived might make him feel better about it. Apparently, this was not the case. Due to the repetitive nature of these visits, and her own packed schedule, Margaret rarely visits him any more.

Judith reminds her a great deal of what it was first like to be a Magical Girl, and as such, she's worries that she may eventually end up like Margaret herself, or worse, her mentor or the third member of their former team. To this end, Margaret has kept certain disturbing pieces of information from her, since she's decided they'll do her more harm than good. Aside from that, Margaret genuinely likes Judith, and tries to live up to the image the girl seems to have developed of her, even if that does mean occasionally abandoning pragmatism for a while.

Her interactions with Yuubey remain civil, so long as someone's watching. She does not approve in any way of him trying to contract with girls, tricking them into giving up their lives for a cause that most of them will never even learn about. As such she has made it very clear that she will kill him, should he attempt to approach a non-contracted girl. Though she has had to carry through with this over thirty times this year, he seems to be getting the idea, and only tries it when he's fairly certain he can get away with it. Despite this, he doesn't take issue with her personally, after all, he lacks the ability to hold a grudge, or even get angry in the first place.

Family
Her mother and father are the only living family members that Margaret knows about. It's possible that she may have relatives on the mainland, but she never heard anything about them if that's the case.

History
The first thing of any real bearing on Margaret's current self happened about two years ago when she first contracted, her wish being that her father, who was overseas with the military at the time, would come home safely. Her first mission as a Puella Magi failed miserably, and she was nearly killed by a Witch that was far too strong for her. Thankfully however, Margaret was saved by two other Magical Girls who had happened to be in the area at the time, a veteran and her rookie. After this first incident, Margaret joined the two who had saved her as a Puella Magi trio.

For a month the three worked in tandem, and Margaret learned a great deal. Then her father was sent home, physically unharmed, as per her wish. He was not however, in a very good mental state, having "survived what should have killed any human", and having been the only one of his squad to do so. Shortly after arriving, he attempted to fix this, and was sent to a mental institution when he failed. Margaret tried explaining to him why he had survived, and that he shouldn't feel bad as a result, but this only lead to him insisting that she repair the damage she had done, since he was now unable to. She refused of course, and their visits ever since have had very few other conversational points.

Shortly after this, the veteran Magi of their trio met her death at the hands of a Witch, which caused further tragedy when the other girl fell into despair as a result, and became a Witch herself. The situation was then oh so helpfully explained to Margaret by their companion Yuubey, who explained that this was the fate of a all Magical Girls who didn't die first, the true nature of Soul Gems, and even gave her a brief lesson in thermodynamics when she asked why. Since then, Margaret has attempted to make herself cold and uncaring, as a way to prevent her own tumble into despair, along with adopting a more practical stance on hunting Familiars.

Over a year later, she found Judith, who had only very recently become a Puella Magic. She took the girl under her wing, but couldn't bear to tell her what she had truly agreed to in making a contract, instead doing her best to teach and protect her. This also marked the beginning of her campaign to prevent any further contracting, which has had an impressive degree of success, at least within the confines of Kalani Island.

Magical Girl Outfit
Margaret's costume, like its wearer, is more practical than most. Rather than a frilly dress or holy robe, she instead appears garbed in a skintight suit of armor, shimmering slightly with a faint, dark blue, aura of protection, with her Soul Gem embedded in the suit just above her collarbone. Her transformation sequence consists of her putting the gem in place, and the rest of the suit expanding out from there, seeming to unfold in a mechanical fashion.

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So begins...

Margaret Elisabeth Faust's Story

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Ruth

A few moments later, the door unlocked and Ruth opened it up. She brightened upon seeing Margaret, and smiled cheerily at her. "Hey, Margaret! Nice to see you. Come on in."

The young girl stepped aside to let the Puella Magi in. Once Margaret was in the threshold, Ruth closed the door behind her.

"Juddy's upstairs, probably cleaning her room." she added a moment later, as she locked the door back. "Go ahead and meet her up there! I'm sure she won't mind. Oh, and she said it'd be okay if I joined you in your sleepover. If that's uh, fine with you, Margaret. I don't mind if you don't want me to hang around..."

Ruth smiled sheepishly and rubbed the back of her head, trying to ignore the fact that she actually did care if Margaret cared. Gah. Stupid...feelings. It really annoyed her sometimes that she...really cared about Margaret and how the older girl felt about her.

...Still. It wasn't all bad. Besides, Margaret was really cool and nice. W-what harm was there in being friendly with her? It wasn't like her feelings went any further than that...

Yes, she was in denial. And Ruth definitely wanted it to stay that way. Besides, it wasn't as if anything would ever...come of it. It was a silly little childhood crush, one she'd outgrow when she became a teenager. Hopefully. And if wasn't like she liked Margaret near as much as her older sister did...

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Margaret

"Hello, Ruth. Thank you, it's nice to see you as well." Margaret answered Judith's sister. It wasn't entirely just her being polite either. Perhaps she was a bit biased, but Margaret quite liked Ruth.

"Juddy's upstairs, probably cleaning her room. Go ahead and meet her up there! I'm sure she won't mind. Oh, and she said it'd be okay if I joined you in your sleepover. If that's uh, fine with you, Margaret. I don't mind if you don't want me to hang around..." Margaret shook her head slightly. "I don't mind at all, Ruth, and thank you, I'll go see if she'd like any help. Please feel free to join us."

Perhaps that last was a bit of an assumption on Margaret's part that Judith would have no problem with Ruth being in her room, though it was hardly as though she hadn't been there before, and she was invited to the sleepover that would presumably take place there, but there it was. The noirette also wasn't entirely certain what, if anything, her lack of inflection lent to her words, but she kept a small polite smile on her face, as she nearly always did when interacting with members of Judith's family. This too, however, was not entirely feigned; she genuinely did like them, she just had less direct emotional attachment to them than she did Judith herself.

So Margaret ascended the stairs, stopping front of Judith's room, gave the door two light knocks, it was an inside door, not an outside one after all, and waited to hear Judith answer.

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Judith

The door opened up a second later, as Judith peeked out. Her eyes widened momentarily, before a large smile spread across her face. She opened her door fully, and stepped aside to let Margaret enter.

"Margie! I'm glad to see you're here; I was wondering when you'd arrive!" Judith beamed, as she gave her friend a brief hug. "Go ahead and set your stuff on my bed; I've pretty much finished cleaning up, so it won't be a problem."

Judith closed the door behind them, and let her partner set aside her supplies for the sleepover--which, knowing her, most likely consisted of just the bare essentials. Not that Judith really minded at all.

"I'm sorry about switching locations all of a sudden," the green-haired girl apologized, running a hand through her hair. "Hope you don't mind..."

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Margaret

Margaret's still polite smile widened, if just a tiny bit, and she set her bag on the corner of Judith's bed, and standing next to it. "It's quite alright, Judith. I really don't mind at all." This was true. While it was slightly worrisome to have Yuubey out of her reach, she at least wouldn't have to concern herself with keeping an eye on him. She might even be able to allow herself to sleep. That is of course assuming she could sleep with him out there unsupervised.

Well, regardless of all that, the situation was what it was, and there was little she could do at the moment to change it for the better. Here is where the sleepover would take place, she couldn't call it off, and here was one place that Yuubey would certainly not be, even with her here to watch him like a hawk.

Looking about the room for anything her friend might not have gotten to yet in her cleanup, Margaret asked "Would you like my help, by the way?"

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Judith

"Sure! I was actually just about to grab an extra pillow from the closet, for tonight. Would you mind keeping the door open for me?" Judith inquired with a demure smile. It wasn't much, admittedly, but she felt like she should give Margie something to do, given that she was pretty much done with the cleaning.

Once her friend agreed, Judith walked over to her closet, pushing it open with one hand. She rummaged in it while Margaret kept it open for her, stretching herself so she could reach the pillow at the top of the closet. Hm. She should really tell Mom to stop placing stuff at the very top shelf of the closet; she wasn't tall enough to comfortably reach it...

The green-haired girl finally reached it, and grabbed it, pulling it toward her. However, the pillow knocked something off from the top shelf as she got it, sending a group of books falling to the floor.

Judith jumped slightly, and got out of the way of the falling books, clutching the pillow protectively. After a moment, she started to reach down to pick them back up, but froze, recognizing them instantly.

Oh God. No. No. No. Nononononononononononononono--!

The cover of one of the books, which just so happened to be right in Margaret's eyesight, displayed a drawn image of two teenage women kissing rather aggressively, and groping each other in an explicit manner.

A strangled gasp escaped Judith's throat as she stared down at her fallen porn stash, frozen with absolute horror.

Oh god. This...oh god....

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Margaret

Margaret's first instinct was to step forward to protect her Puella Magi partner from whatever was descending upon her. Not that even the weakest of Magical Girls, which Judith was most certainly not- actually, in terms of raw power, she might very well be stronger than Margaret herself- had ever been permanently harmed by falling books. As it turned out, however, her swift reaction was unnecessary for another reason as well, namely that Judith moved out of the way.

Of course, Margaret then moved to help pick up, but was given pause by what she saw on the cover of one of them.

... huh.

Actually, thinking back on it, this did make sense, when she considered some of the things that Judith had said or done in the past. It also explained a few things, such as her failure to express interest in any boys, something Margaret had come to expect from her classmates. Margaret's polite smile became a grin of barely concealed amusement, which, her being her, actually didn't mean much change in facial expression. Her amusement was not at the green-haired girl's newly revealed sexuality of course, Margaret herself didn't really have much opinion on such things in general, other than that it was none of her concern, but rather at how it was revealed.

While she said nothing for the moment, even the veteran Puella Magi, normally not one to tease, couldn't resist looking over at Judith with a single raised eyebrow, before she knelt down to start picking the books up. Margaret's face was a bit pink, looking at the books, but there were more important things to be done than concern herself with that. "I assume you'll want these back out of sight before Ruth comes in, yes?"

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Judith

"Y-Yes!" Judith stuttered out, her face tinged a dark crimson red. The younger Puella Magi stood frozen, her embarrassment and horror rooting her in place.

When Margaret was finally done putting her illicit collection away, Judith finally looked away, staring down pointedly at the floor, still very much mortified by the whole situation.

Oh god! This...how could this have happened?! How?! She'd always been so careful in the past to not have anyone ever discover her...collection, but now Margie knew! Oh gawd, this was...she...

Judith gave a groan, and buried her face in her palms.

"I-I'm sorry for being such a pervert, Margie..." Judith mumbled, her voice slightly distorted with her mouth covered up by her hands. "Oh god, I never thought this would happen...ugh, you must think I'm such a depraved pervert, or something..."

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Margaret

Though non-verbal communication was hardly a strong suit of Margaret's, she reached out and put a hand on her friend's shoulder before speaking, hopefully encouraging her to look up. "Not at all, Judith. It's not in the least uncommon for girls your age." And her age as well, considering they were only a year apart, not that this occurred to the elder Puella Magi.

While Judith's hands were still in front of her face, Margaret took the opportunity to get a look at her partner's Soul Gem in ring form. Neither embarrassment nor shame was despair, but Margaret was cautious. She didn't know whether either of these emotions, if either technically counted as one, stained a Soul Gem, but she would be ready to take whatever emergency action was necessary if the green began to darken.

Something that should be made clear however, is that Margaret's concern for Judith's emotional state was not, and never had been, exclusively because of the effect it could have on her safety. Margaret truly cared about the green-haired girls happiness for its own sake as well, it was just that her concern for her well-being was added on top of that.

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Judith

Margaret's words mollified the mortified girl somewhat, and she finally looked up at her friend. Her face was still red from embarrassment, but the color was starting to fade.

"...You're, um, o-okay with me l-liking girls?" Judith asked hesitantly, looking away for a moment. "I mean...it, uh, doesn't bother you, Margie?"

Now that she was thinking a bit more clearly about the matter, that was something the green-haired girl really wanted to know. She'd always wondered how Margaret...felt about, well, girls like her, especially due to her Catholic upbringing and Judith's own crush on the older girl...

M-maybe if Margaret was okay with her...sexuality...they might actually have a chance? Er, if she ever actually got the courage to...confess, that is. Which Judith rather doubted happening anytime soon...

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Margaret

"I'm perfectly alright with it; it doesn't bother me a bit." Margaret replied emphatically, or at least, as emphatically as one could say anything with barely a change in tone. To her own ears it sounded more that she was stating it as though it were obvious, rather than making it clear. But Judith was good at reading people's moods, and would hopefully pick up what Margaret meant.

It was true too. While it had not occurred to the veteran Puella Magi that her partner might be gay, she certainly saw nothing against it, and it did make sense in retrospect. And while it was true that the faith that she had been raised on wasn't exactly keen on such things, it technically wasn't forbidden in the case of females, besides, Catholicism, and indeed belief in any benevolent deity, did not mesh well with the world as Margaret had learned it truly was.

Of course, she wasn't exactly going to give that full explanation to Judith even if she did ask. She'd tell her that much, but wouldn't elaborate as to how exactly she'd found out.

Margaret considered asking if they should begin now, both as a genuine question and a way for them to move on to another subject if Judith wanted to, but she ended up deciding against it, as it might be interpreted as Margaret changing the subject, which might in turn imply that it made her uncomfortable. Perhaps she was over-thinking this a bit, but it was important that Judith did not get the wrong impression from her right now.

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Judith

Judith visibly relaxed at Margaret's words, giving a relieved sigh. She was very, very glad to hear that; she didn't want her friendship with Margie marred at all by her sexual orientation. And, well...

If Margie was okay with her preferring girls, well...m-maybe...they might have a shot, as a couple?

Heh. Assuming she ever revealed her crush on Margaret to the girl in question, which Judith very much doubted. As much as she loved Margie, the green-haired girl didn't want to potentially ruin their friendship...

"Th-thanks, Margie." Judith eventually replied, giving her best friend a small smile. Regardless of her feelings for Margie, she was really glad to have such an understanding friend. "I really appreciate it."

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Margaret

Margaret actually had been thinking about abducting Yuubey at some point during the night, though she probably would have attempted to trap him somewhere for a while rather than stay with him or bring him back to Judith's. She had some temporary success with putting large heavy objects on top of him in the past.

Ironically, she ended up being unable to do so, since she herself was pinned in place sometime during the night when Judith rolled over onto her arm. The irony was not lost on her, but that didn't mean she appreciated it. Margaret couldn't hold the situation against her, but there were more important things that she could be doing than sleeping. None of these things, however, were possible in her current position. So, for the first time in as long as she could remember, the stoic Puella Magi did sleep. Before she did though, she briefly pressed the Grief Seed she had on her up to her partner's Soul Gem, purifying it of whatever corruption it might have acquired since that morning.

As was always the case on the rare occasion that Margaret did sleep, she did not do so soundly, and her dreams were filled with fire and death and exploding glass. All the same, she did rest, and was probably better for it regardless.

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Judith

Judith stretched slightly as she stirred into consciousness, blinking as she laid back on the bed. After a moment, she cracked one eye open, and turned her head, checking on Margaret.

The green-haired girl smiled, happy to see her best friend apparently sleeping peacefully. On an impulse, she leaned over and brought her lips to the older girl's cheek, giving her friend a light kiss.

Judith pulled back, giggling slightly. She nestled up closer against Margie, resting her face against her friend's rather long hair, enjoying the nice, warm feelings she got from being so close to her fellow Puella Magi partner. All the while, Judith still didn't quite realize that she was laying on Margaret's arm.

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Margaret

Margaret moved with unerring grace through and around the barrage of attacks thrown her way. She hadn't always been able to do so, and she certainly wasn't able to the first time this fight occurred. By now however. while she was not currently cognizant of the fact that she was in a dream, she had grown intimately familiar with how this Witch moved, and was able to dispatch it fairly quickly. Another thing she'd learned since was how to read runes, though the phrases she saw as she glanced around at the now dissolving barrier made her wish she had not.

As usual, her conversation with dream Yuubey was more of a blur, and the dream faded out with relative speed after that. Sometimes there were variations, rarely there was a dream where the whole trio survived, and those were arguably the cruelest. Tonight, however, it had been rather normal, and the dream had proceeded much as the reality had.

The noirette was roused from her sleep by a light touch on her cheek, followed by the realization that her arm was completely numb. Margaret remembered the reason why this was the case, just as her eyes opened, revealing the girl in front of her. A tired, but surprisingly genuine smile spread across Margaret's face. "Ah, good morning Judith. Is Ruth up yet?"

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Judith

"Morning, Margie!" Judith beamed, opening her eyes again. She smiled brightly at her friend. "Probably not. Ruth loves to sleep in, whenever she can get the chance."

It was at that moment the green-haired girl realized that part of her body was resting on something that wasn't bedding. Judith blinked, puzzled, before she realized. She quickly rolled to the side, finally freeing Margaret's trapped hand.

"Oh! I'm so sorry Margie! I didn't realize I was sleeping on your arm," the younger Puella Magi apologized, rubbing the back of her head sheepishly.

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Margaret

Margaret gave a nod of understanding in reply to Judith's initial answer, shortly after which the green-hared girl finally seemed to realize that she was pinning Margaret's arm, and rolled off of it.

"Oh! I'm so sorry Margie! I didn't realize I was sleeping on your arm." Judith apologized. Margaret attempted to wave the apology off, but found that her arm was not feeling particularly cooperative at the moment, and it merely made an odd twitch and jerk when she tried.

Margaret settled for a shrug, though it ended up slightly lopsided.

With a stretch, Margaret sat up, took her hairband off the nearby end table, and put it in place with her currently working hand. She wasn't terribly concerned about the arm; she was, after all, a Magical Girl. Even if the arm were for whatever reason in a state that would mean permanent paralysis for ordinary people, her regeneration would most likely have her back to normal fairly shortly.

Looking over at her partner, the noirette said, "Alright then, since we're both up now, I propose I make breakfast in return for your hospitality."

Margaret actually did know how to cook. Such skills were almost necessary for one who had the home life she did. Nothing against her mother of course, the poor woman was home as much as she could be, she was just passed out from all the work she'd been doing the majority of the time she was there.

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"Sure!" Judith beamed at her friend, giving her a wide smile. "I'd love that, Margie."

The green-haired girl felt it was more her responsibility to fix breakfast, truth be told, but if Margie wanted to do it, she certainly wouldn't mind. Judith was more than happy to accommodate to her best friend's wishes. Besides, it had been ages since she had tasted Margaret's cooking...

After a moment, Judith clambered off the bed, stretching slightly as she got to her feet. As she stretched, Judith couldn't help but look over at Margie, observing that the older Puella Magi was bent over, rummaging through the bag she'd packed for the sleepover. And with her in such a position, the younger girl couldn't help but peek at her rather...at her....heh....

Judith felt her face flush, tearing her gaze away from her friend's posterior. God, she was such a pervert! And very, very bad at resisting the urge to c-check out Margie whenever the opportunity presented itself...

"Y-you, uh, might want to wait for your...ar-arm to, uh, heal first, before cooking," Judith belatedly suggested, hoping to get her mind off of such perverted thoughts.

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Margaret

It didn't take Margaret long to get her clothes out of her bag. Unsurprising, since she had brought little else with her. Having not turned around during this brief period of time however, Margaret failed to notice her friend's gaze.

Judith's comment though, did get Margaret to grin, or at least give the slightly different expression that passed for it in Margaret's case. Either way, it was an expression that few saw, and Judith was the person among those few who saw it the most. "I appreciate the concern Judith, but I've killed Witches with the arm cut off, I'm fairly certain breakfast with it a little numb won't be too problematic." And with that she slipped into the bathroom to get changed.

It was true, even if the Witch thing had only happened one time, and her arm was starting to feel better, or in this case, just starting to feel at all, anyway. The noirette was fairly certain that, by the time she'd finished changing, she'd have regained enough manual dexterity in the appendage that it wouldn't be too much of a hindrance.

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Judith

Judith nodded, accepting Margaret's answer as her friend went to change. While she was in the bathroom, Judith changed herself, taking off her pajamas and putting on a new blouse and skirt in quick order. After she changed, it occurred to the green-haired girl that she might have enough time to turn invisible, and try to peek in on Margaret in the bathroom whilst doing so...

Said idea made the younger Puella Magi blush a great deal, and she immediately discounted it, trying to put it out of her mind with good haste. She'd already acted enough of a pervert already, and certainly didn't want to do anything to add onto it! B-besides...god, it'd be so mortifying if Margie happened to catch her...she'd die of embarrassment if that happened, Judith had no doubt about that!

Luckily, her opportunity to spy on Margie seemed to have passed, for the girl in question came back into the room a moment later. Oh, thank goodness...

"I'm ready for breakfast when you are, Margie!" Judith declared, smiling widely at her very best friend.

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Margaret

Margaret returned to the bedroom fairly shortly. She had considered heading straight to the kitchen and just starting breakfast right off the bat, but it occurred to her that Judith might be waiting for her to retrieve her first. Why, Margaret did not know, it was Judith's house after all, but it seemed like something that social convention might dictate, probably did.

But that wasn't the point, nor was that the entirety or even the majority of the reason she did. If Margaret had decided to examine it, she might have realized that it was because she wanted Judith's company while she made breakfast.

Regardless of how aware she was of this, the noirette briefly re-entered the room to retrieve her friend. "Alright then. What shall we have? I can, as I'm sure you'll recall, make just about anything so long as we've the ingredients on hand, and perhaps a recipe for anything especially complicated." She had gone to count off the various things she could cook for breakfast, but then decided to just simplify. Even so her arm and hand still raised into the proper position. Oh, good. So that was back.

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Judith

"Alright then. What shall we have? I can, as I'm sure you'll recall, make just about anything so long as we've the ingredients on hand, and perhaps a recipe for anything especially complicated."

Judith considered her friend's query, wondering what they should have for breakfast. "Hmm...maybe pancakes, if that's all right with you, Margie?"

The more she thought about it, Judith did like the idea of eating pancakes for breakfast. Margaret's food, in general, was enjoyable to taste, and she did recall that the older Puella Magi could make some pretty good pancakes. She was fairly sure Ruth would enjoy having that for breakfast too; her little sister rather enjoyed eating that for breakfast. Heck, she was fairly sure Ruth would eat that for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, if she could do that...

"I'm sure Ruth wouldn't mind pancakes either," Judith added absently, smiling gently. "She usually doesn't like to wake up on the weekends until noon, at least, but I'm sure she'll get up early if it means eating pancakes."

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Margaret

"Pancakes it is then." Margaret said, making her way towards the kitchen. Perhaps it was a bit of an assumption, something that Margaret usually was rather adamant about not making, but she sort of figured that Judith would follow her.

Her hands kept curling, attempting to tighten her grip on a creature that was not currently in her hand. It was a force of habit really. While she preferred not to bring Yuubey here, especially not overnight when Ruth was home, it was still rare that she didn't have it within her reach, and even rarer that she did not have it and wasn't pursuing it.

This wasn't exactly for no reason. Exactly two girls had made a contract with the Incubator on Kalani Island after her, excluding Judith, and neither one had had a very pleasant end to their invariably short career.

But that was not relevant right now, at least in that she could do nothing about it, and dwelling on it would serve no purpose aside from distracting her from what was supposed to be downtime. Well, while Margaret and relaxing were no longer on speaking terms, she could at least turn her mind to things that were present and addressable. Not the pancakes that she was gathering the ingredients for, she was in the kitchen now, collecting things from the cabinets where she knew them to be, that was too simple, and wouldn't hold her attention for long enough.

Judith, perhaps.

Arranging the things on the counter and turning the dial on the stove, Margaret spoke. She wasn't speaking very loudly, and she wasn't yet entirely certain that Judith was still behind her, but it was irresponsible to take one's eyes off an open flame that one was using to cook. "So then, Judith, is there anything you'd like to do today?"

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Judith

Judith followed Margaret to the kitchen eagerly, happy to accompany her friend as she fixed them breakfast. The green-haired girl kept back as her friend set out to work, idly watching as she started to prepare the food.

"So then, Judith, is there anything you'd like to do today?"

The younger Puella Magi blinked, startled slightly at the dark-haired girl's sudden and unexpected query. Judith thought for a good minute, weighing her options, before replying,

"Hm, maybe we could go see a movie, Margie? That might be fun! And then maybe we could go out for lunch afterwards. How does that sound to you?"

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Margaret

"Yes, that sounds fun." Margaret replied, her hands moving automatically as she continued to prepare their meal, surgeon's hands, her mother had called them. She had actually once considered that as a possible career option in the future, though the fact that she probably wasn't going to live that long meant that she no longer did.

Of course, again, that was not currently relevant. Geez, thinking on it, which of course was precisely what she'd been trying not to do, it occurred to Margaret that she'd become an extremely morbid person.

"Also, if you'll have time later, with homework and all, I'd like to see about taking those two from yesterday out with us this evening. The smaller one didn't seem to fully grasp the reality of it, and I don't want her doing anything rash." Margaret deliberately avoided the use of the word 'hunting'. They were, after all in Judith's home, and she didn't want to risk the possibility of Ruth overhearing.

As for the idea itself, it was, simply put, a blatant attempt to scare Chiyo out of her initial delight, and reaffirm Aolani's misgivings. Cruel? Perhaps, but kinder than the possible alternatives. Of course, this wasn't how she'd present the idea to Judith, but that was the purpose.

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Judith

"That sounds good to me, Margie!" Judith beamed, giving her friend a cheery smile. "It'll be nice to see Aolani and Chiyo again. Sounds like a good plan to me!"

And it truly did! Judith was very hopeful about making friends with the two potential Puella Magi, and spending more time with them would help in that goal. It'd also be a good idea to show them more about their duties as a Puella Magi, too; that way, the other girls would have a good idea of what they might be getting into, should they decide to become Magical Girls like them.

Which, if Judith were honest, she hoped they would. The idea of having two more partners around pleased her quite a bit; it'd be very, very nice to have more Puella Magi on Kalani to help them keep the Witch population down. And with more Magical Girls around, it'd be easier to mop up Witches too, which meant that they could have more free time too!

Judith quite liked the thought of that.