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by Trisana McGraw

This ficlet is rated PG-13.

As the two sprites entered their temporary room at the Principle Office, AndrAIa inspected their relatively simple surroundings with a critical eye. "We need to find a real place to stay," she decided, turning back to her companion.

Matrix rolled his eyes. "Fine," he muttered. "We’ll talk to Sis about it."

The game sprite nodded. "Maybe later."

"Yeah, well, Dot’s with Phong right now." Matrix’s expression shifted slightly to concern. "She’s been stressing a lot lately."

"She’s not the only one who needs to relax a bit," AndrAIa teased.

Matrix didn’t reply; his thoughts were elsewhere. AndrAIa touched his face, and he looked down at her. "Brooding again?" she asked.