Last Line of the Day - NaNo 2021

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Nether

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(Had I stopped a little earlier, my last line would have been something I might have needed to censor for sounding too risque... :rolleyes: And the lack of context would make it even weirder.)

Their obscurity protects their organization, and helps them maintain sway over all of our kind.
 
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"Think it's time to leave the basement."
 
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I sometimes wonder if Dad wasn’t right, if my whole religious awakening was more about getting closer to Dianne than anything else.
 

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The Rule of Threes kept him safe in the past, but he needed to be even more cautious in the future.
 
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Gently, he says, "Blake, it's over. You did everything in your power to let me live. You gave me your life for a few hours. You went on a quest and slayed some metaphorical dragons. You did everything there is to do. Don't let this haunt you. That's my job."
 

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"You concentrate on that. I'll concentrate on other things."
 
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(See, I miss reps, because along with a "like" element to it, I could say, "Well, does he?" in response. I liked commenting on people's lines)
 

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(See, I miss reps, because along with a "like" element to it, I could say, "Well, does he?" in response. I liked commenting on people's lines)
Me too!

So tit for tat: I loved "Don't let it haunt you—that's my job."
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Today's last line:
“I know, I know, but you’re my best bet for a piano backup—Doug Halpert is just about on his last legs, whereas you can at least stay awake for a whole tune. It’s just not the same, but I suppose that’s not your fault. You didn’t kill your father.”

“Well, I’m glad we’re clear on that.”
 

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"Okay, Lyd, I’m going in. Give me th-"
"Three minutes before making a mess. Don’t worry, dude, I got this."