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"No. I've never been to a churrascaria." Roxy replied. She didn't even know what that was. She was curious about the churrascaria. It sounded interesting. She was open to trying anything. She watched the older couple interact. She always wanted a relationship like that. One where she and her partner would joke around and flirt no matter where they were or who was around. She knew it wouldn't be easy but it would be worth the time and effort to find someone.

"It's alright Devika. They aren't bothering me. It's kind of nice." She assured Devika. She wasn't sure if the empath was always so embarrassed by her parents she doubt that Devika knew how lucky she was to have parents that loved each other. Her parents barely spoke to each other. She had no idea how she was going to deal with introducing Devika to her family. It wasn't something that she wanted to think about.
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“Well, thanks for not being weirded out.” Devika smiled, and besides the embarrassment there was clear love for her parents on her face. “You get used to it. Mostly.” Not having any idea about Roxy’s family life, she didn’t realize just what she had.

Once Mr. Jones was back and dressed in something more simple, it was back outside to the car. Devika gave Roxy a subtle pat on the back as they got in, knowing that the other woman didn’t like rid ing in cars much. Once they were all settled and driving, Devika decided to let out a little soothing energy in Roxy’s direction, as this would be a bit of a ride. Honestly, it was as much for her as well, as Devika silently prayed that the restaurant would not be crowded.

“So, Roxy. What do you do for work?” Mara inquired as they drove along. Tim was doing the actual driving, humming along to some pop song on the radio.
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Roxy knew she would be spending a lot more time in cars now that Devika was in her life. She was working on a finding a way to deal with it. She tried to she turnedher attention focus something outside to help with the feeling of being trapped. When Maria asked her what she did. She was surprised Devika hadn't told them. She wasn't sure what to make out of the fact the empath hadn't told her parents what she did.

"I'm a mechanic. I own a garage downtown." Roxy answered. She watched them curiously. She was used to people reacting negatively to the idea of her doing what many considered 'man's' work. At barely five feet she wasn't what most people pictured when they thought of someone who would be capable of such physically demanding work. She didn't know them well enough to know how they would react.
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“Ah, that’s right. Devvie mentioned something about that. But you own your own business! Quite impressive, especially since you’re so young.” Mara nodded, clearly on board. “Most of the time it takes family, connections or sheer perseverance to be a successful entrepreneur. Which is it for you?”

“Mom.” Devika said softly. “Isn’t that a little… I dunno, personal?”

“I’m just trying to get to know her, Devvie. Be calm.” Mara smiled a bit.

Devika sighed under her breath but turned her attention to the window.

“I mean it, though. Whatever the means, having your own gig is the way to go. I was still in school when I was your age. So color me impressed. Maybe we’ll come by for a tune up some day.”
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"For me I suppose it was connection and sheer perseverance." Roxy answered. No one had ever asked her how she had gotten involved in such an unusual career. She honestly couldn't remember the last time anyone ask about her job. Of course she knew part of that might partly because she got defensive when the topic came up. "Growing up I spent a lot of time around guys. The garage was one of my favorite places. So when I was looking for a job at sixteen that where I started." Roxy explained. She didn't mind talking about somethings. Her job was something that she was proud of. She had worked hard to prove herself. "The guy at the first garage challenged me help him fix a motorcycle. Once I proved I that I could be helpful he hired me." Roxy smiled at the memory. Zed hadn't thought she was serious but once she proved him wrong. He had surprised her by admitting that. "When he passed away last year he left the shop to me."
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“Well, Roxy, that’s quite a story. I admire your spirit, I truly do.” Mara smiled broadly.

Devika was surprised. She’d never heard anything about how Roxy had gotten the shop, even though she had asked once or twice. Roxy had usually shut her down. But her mother had gotten the story out in one meeting. She put people at ease, whether they knew it or not. It was part of what made her so good at her job.

“I’m not sure I remember what I was doing at 16.” Devika murmured thoughtfully. “Probably dumb teenager stuff.” She half grinned just thinking about it. “And here Roxy has a whole job. I’m impressed too.”
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Roxy shrugged. She knew some teenagers had jobs. But most of them worked time and went to school. That hadn't been an option for her. She had had to support herself. "My situation was different. I had to support myself. Doing stupid teenage stuff wasn't an option." She wasn't ashamed of her past but that didn't mean that she liked talking about it. It hadn't been easy. It had been the lowest point of her life.

"While you were probably enjoying your last little bit of freedom just in case you didn't have an anchor in your circle." No one knew when an empath's ability will activate. They say it during puberty. But everyone hit puberty at different times. Devika would have known that she might have to go isolation.
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"Well, I was about 17 when my empathy started really kicking in. It was minor before that, which is why I was still able to stay with my family past the 13 year test. The government said that happens sometimes. So I guess I was normal-ish." And Roxy definitely wasn't. There was more story, there. She knew that Roxy had a father, but had never heard her mention her mother. Why would she have to support herself at such a young age?

She felt bad for not knowing these things. But it wasn't as if Roxy was an open book. If her past was rough, why would she be inclined to spill it to everyone?

"I distinctly remember you doing silly things at 16, Devvie. Nothing out of the ordinary, though, according to the parenting books." Mara was grinning. "I'll save the stories for the ride back."

"Or never. Never is good." Devika was trying not to roll her eyes too hard.
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"I thought I remembered reading that you were closer to seventeen when you were secluded." She had looked over the paperwork she had been sent when the agency had match them. She should have read it but she hadn't had the time to go through everything. Plus it had felt weird to read about someone she didn't know. It felt invasive. She figured that she would get to know Devika in person. They would have a lot of time to get to know each other.

After a few minutes the arrived at the restaurant. Roxy climbed out of the car. She followed the other's to the restaurant. She hung back. She wasn't really part of the group. She appreciated that they were willing to include her. Things would have been more awkward if they rejected her but she would have found a way to make it work. She always did.
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