Sort of a follow-up to Slow News Day: Fertility Clinics.
One of the Kolpovision contestants gets a name! Still not getting his own separate tag, though.
Senna’s at a yard sale. She likes bargains.
Ivy’s second parent also gets a name! (Gentian and Ebony both kept their original surnames when they got married.)
Bennet: For no particular reason, I’ve been thinking about adoption lately. And by “thinking” I mean, asking random people on the streets of Ceannis, “How do you think you’d feel if your parents just revealed today that you were adopted?”
Zephirine Lapointe (Kolpovision Winner, 3012): I already knew, dude! Didn’t you see my awesome celebrity PSAs for all those rad adoption nonprofits? And right now I’m pitching a miniseries about my epic roadtrip to meet my bio-parents. Totally binge-worthy, yeah?
Thorne Raifort (Magical Evaluation/Training): I’d . . . disapprove. I’ve seen too many young magical girls struggle because their parents don’t “get” what’s going on with them.
Non-magicals — including my parents — can’t control whether their bio-kids develop magic . . . But I think they should make a point of not adopting magical kids.
Senna L’hysope (Order of the Chalice): You mean — what if I was only just being told that my doctors had the wrong family medical history this whole time? Let’s just say I’d not take that well.
Gentian Cornouiller (Stay-At-Home Parent): I think I’d take that fine? It wouldn’t really change anything.
Hyacinth Lavande (Go-To-School Student): Wh–? That would change everything! Depending on what ethnicity my bio-parents were, I might have to completely re-calculate what arguments on the net I’m allowed to have opinions about!
Thorn Estragon (Dragonslayer, Hero): I’d say “doesn’t seem likely.” I have my ma’s eyes, and my grandpa’s nose, and baby pictures that look exactly like my uncle’s.
Leif: What’s he saying?
Thorn: It’s like a . . . question game? “What if your parents weren’t your real parents.”
Some Guy (Didn’t Agree To Appear In Broadcast): Oh — I don’t have to play, right??