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Challenge #03602-I315: For Everyone's Safety

The Dereggers learn you do NOT skimp on listing potential allergies they might have when entering a station. Fortunately, medics work fast so their children are soon breathing normally again. -- Anon Guest

"This is a list of every possible food ingredient," protested Parental Valentinia, from Greater Deregulation Lower South-East.

"We need to be sure. Allergens can be dangerous for the younger Humans and this is a less regulated space station."

"Doy. Why do you think I'm here," Valantinia scoffed. "You Galactics are all the same, mining us for information, selling secrets to the highest bidder. I came here for a vacation, I paid to have a good time, and I refuse to become the product. My little darling Leoundrei'eiugh is not your product either. I refuse to participate in your dirty data mining!"

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Challenge #03603-I314: An Anxiety of Options

I have no job, no money to pay for food or rent, and yet these people... are just letting me stay in this apartment for...for FREE! Why? They even make sure I have a weekly stipend for food, and care for my health condition. I've... never had anything like this before. Why? I don't understand. -- Anon Guest

It was another day without authority telling hir what to do. Another day without sirens and notices and twenty managers telling hir to

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Challenge #03602-I313: Water it Down!

Two Humans angrily fighting each other, bare-fisted, in a hallway. The instant a Havenworlder child comes around the corner and sees it, and they spot the child, they stop, instantly, growl they'll "deal with it later", and do their best to try to avoid frightening the youngster. -- DaniAndShali

There was an irregular thumping noise in the halls. Touring through them, the thumping got louder, but less explicable. West turned the corner and saw something really confusing. The Ships' Humans were sort

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Challenge #03601-I312: Objectionable Lesson

Representatives from the CRC chew out the crews of multiple rescue ships that had heard of the crash and had taken their time because "Hey, Deathworlders, they're tough, no one's dying, no need to rush". Assumptions can cost lives, fortunately, this wasn't one of those times, but close enough. -- Anon Guest

It was one of those disasters that get documentaries made about them. The chronologies of it get torn apart by the second, and those

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Challenge #03600-I311: Though She be But Little

A very belligerent, large, Deathworlder is bullying a Havenworlder. The Havenworlder inexplicably stands their ground, looks the person in the eyes, and says "I dare you to try it." Never try it when someone says "I dare you", it never turns out good for you. -- Lessons

There are unwritten rules of the universe. Never eat at a place named Mom's, never play pool at a place named Pop's, never try to eat anything bigger than your own head, never tell a

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Challenge #03599-I310: From the Mouths of Babes

Un niƱo humano consuela a un extraterrestre triste que se va a casa para un funeral. -- Anon Guest

[AN: Translated- A human child comforts a sad alien who goes home for a funeral.]

The Human child had been staring at Passenger Wat for most of the journey. She hadn't really noticed, given the depths of her grief. They had a small packet of tissues ready one hand, and a pre-chewed teddy bear in the other.

"It's okay to be sad," said

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Challenge #03598-I309: It's Expected?

Several humans and Galactics start to play music and sing for a crowd getting off of a large vessel. The vessel is carrying many, many individuals who recently stole the ship to escape from a brutal Deregger polity that had just collapsed. -- Anon Guest

They expected police. They expected to be shot. They did not anticipate doctors. They did not expect music. The musicians were behind a barrier, but the music played through speakers as the livesuited Mediks ushered them towards

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Challenge #03593-I304: Not a Biological Weapon

The pirate captured the human for ransom. The human is having tummy problems and lays on the cool floor to try to ease the ache. Human nearly gasses the pirates into unconsciousness. -- Fighting Fit

[AN: Significant research has shown that farts are not toxic to humans, but this is a plausibility if the Pirates are Havenworlders]

Some might say they were the luckiest Pirates ever to roam the Alliance's Edge. That opinion varies once the full disclosure of their exploits comes

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Challenge #03592-I303: Behaviour Modification Strategies

It's amazing how well people behave when they realize the station is protected by security officers who are Pax Humanis members! -- DaniAndShali

[AN: Given the general sociopathy of Pax Humanis, these would have to be the milder cases]

Welcome to the Edge Territories. Welcome to New-held Station. Things can get a little wild whilst the Alliance protocols do some catching up. To that end, every cogniscent in this newly-acquired area has access to a full explanation of the Alliance's rules. Including

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Challenge #03591-I302: Intervention

A person who was lonely, severely depressed, and thought they had nothing left to live for, saw the colorful vest of Mr. Sunshine and begged the man to kill them. Mr. Sunshine got the person tied up and carried safely to therapists. Then proceeded to find out why this person was self-destructive and... deal with it. -- The New Guy

[AN: Offensensitivity warning for the most severe form of self-harm, also cogniscent trafficking]

Stuart was tired of being terrified. Ever since the

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Challenge #03589-I300: For Every Trash...

A polity has developed a policy of shooting off ALL waste products from their planet, not to a garbage planet, but to the center of their galaxy, to a black hole. Instead of recycling. It gets interesting when they start running out of resources in their solar system to make new materials, because waste goes to the black hole, instead of being recycled. -- Anon Guest

[AN: Even at ludicrous speeds, someone could catch that thing before it even reaches a black

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Challenge #03587-I298: The Wreck of the Hopes&Dreams

I am an AI, this body looks humanoid because its the most convenient. My senses are far, far, more powerful than a being that is flesh and blood. It's why I'm so good at my job. Now, please, I can tell by your expression and vitals that you are quite ill, stop trying to hide it and let me help you, before it's too late? -- Anon Guest

"You have no rights to invade my medical privacy," ranted Passenger Els as she

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Challenge #03586-I297: As Well as Expected

Rescued Crewmember: I thought you said you couldn't do strenuous physical activity?

Human: I said I couldn't do strenuous or high impact physical activity without hurting myself.

RC: You just carried me, at a dead run, through the entire ship and to cover before going back for more.

H: And I have hurt myself.

RC: ... and we're still in danger.

H: I will need so much physical therapy after we get rescued. -- Escla

Human Quyl has been wearing her bracers more

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Challenge #03585-I296: Rescued Twice

Do you know what it's like running a pet grooming service on a station where people can have pets from all over the universe? It's not easy, but it's very rewarding. -- DaniAndShali

[AN: Given the general similarities between cogniscent species from one area and pets in another, all grooming and beauty services tend to mesh together. Same with medical practices.]

The small creature was shivering in its carrier. The concerned Human opened it to let the creature out onto the prepared

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Challenge #03582-I293: Unlikable When Angry

Going aboard station, they took a deep breath and reported to security. They asked to see medical because they had a problem. A bad temper. They were normally very kind, but when they lost their temper, they had a very hard time stopping if they started to swing, and last time, they hurt someone very badly. They were looking for help, because they were afraid, if they got mad enough, it would happen again. -- Anon Guest

"Anger. Inhibitors," repeated Medik Fleam,

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