>>28600784 >>28600850 I scratch something in the book and walk to Mirria, giving the book to Rarity in the way. "She's is right-- I don't think it's fair for us to do this," Rarity reads as I put a hoof in Mirria's shoulder, "To expect someone as crippled as she is to reason like us." "Huh?" Sarim turns to her, confused, "She is perfectly capable of reasoning. The state of her psyche is linked to her condition, but not irreparable." "Even then, isn't it possible to undo the damage?" "We tried several times, but the results were less than ideal. And pegasus, will you stop or do I have to kick you out?" Mirria pauses her hitting and, with sudden movements, throws her away. Ludwig jumps up immediately, but Sarim blocks her again. "And as I already said, I grow tired of this." Ludwig says something in a language I don't understand and zips away, cutting several branches in the way. Sarim mutters something in response, but is quick to go back to whatever he's playing. "Anyway..." Ludwig sits at the table, "Have ya-- you heard of something called 'mime band'?" Sarim answers before any of us can, "I awoke a few centuries ago and they seemed to have been forgotten for some reason." The rest of us give Rarity confused expressions, "They are-- were collars that let mute people talk." Mirria shots her a doubtful look, "I've seen them in use, they are safe and easy to repair." Mirria writes something in the pages of the book. "What? No-- I don't know what is that the knife did, but I won't 'hold you hostage' with it."