“Not much,” Allana answered, her smile turning relieved as it became evident that Connor was going to be reasonable, if listening to a random teenage girl babble at you about the apocalypse could be considered reasonable. “I mean, unless you’ll feel better being on the west side of Lawrence, Kansas? It does have a nice coffee shop,” she joked.
At his agreement she turned and pointed down the street the way she’d come. “Complex is this way, and, yes, this happens…pretty much every few weeks. The way this whole thing works, in a vague sense, is that every so often the seal basically taps people from other realities and times to fight in the apocalypse here. We’re at the stage where Lucifer is out and starting to make trouble, but most of the civilians, you know, the average people in Lawrence, have no idea what’s going on. Everyone the seal grabs just sort of has to deal, and most of us try to help in the fight because if the world ends while we’re on it then it…probably won’t work out so well for us, you know?” They reached the end of the block and Allana turned left and tucked her hands into her pockets, teeth worrying at her lower lip in a way that drove her grandmother back home crazy when she did it automatically in a moment of concentration. As a child she’d moved with a sort of graceful authority that made her relatives worry she’d be recognized as Hapan royalty, but years of being told to hide it and eventual teenage rebellion against her Hapan roots (especially the royal bit) had finally made gracelessness automatic. ”Just as you’ll be needing it” the Leia on another side of the seal would sigh. Now, however, she was too taken up with wondering what to explain next to worry about any of that.
“There are threats, of course, but since I can handle it if anything comes up on our way to the complex… probably, the thing that I wish someone had told me? Don’t google yourself. In this reality? Apparently some of us are fictional, and apparently people get rather disturbing about Star Wars characters.” She made a face and then gave him a rather cautious sideways look, “Do they have Star Wars where you’re from?”