The pair sat there for quite a long while in silence, interrupted with small bouts of conversation, typically on an intrest they both shared. Dueling. After talking about some unconventional methods for dueling, and the idea of a possible rematch, Honners mind was not on dueling anymore. It was on the slip up he had made earlier. EJ was his friend. EJ was someone he trusted to keep a secret. EJ was a possible partner in an idea that he and Miles had cooked up. But should EJ be the first to know about Honners... Gift? Yes. Yes she should. "It is, actually. The book I mean, it's good. Or it can be, I guess, depending on what I make of it. I guess I'm being pretty confusing. Let me explain. I have this ability, that I don't really know the name for, but I call it 'postcognition.' It's like the reverse of precognition. Precognition lets you see into the future, but postcognition lets me see into the past. But there are certain limitations, and it doesn't always work. And very rarely do I ever actually 'see'" he put air quotes around 'see.' "Into the past. But I get these feelings. Sometimes I can pull a name out of it, or a time period, other times, nothing. Sometimes I can have a full on 'conversation'" air quotes again. "With the object. And it only works if I'm in direct contact with the object in question. So with the book, that brings me to mythology. Lots of mythology have special trees, that are like the mother of all trees, like Yggdrasil in Norse mythology. Say this book was made from paper, from a tree that was closely related to Yggdrasil. I can trace back through the roots of Yggdrasil to see anything written on paper that was made from descendants of Yggdrasil. So long as I have the time, energy, and the knowledge of what I'm looking for, and nothing, or no one, is stopping me." Honner stopped, and took a breath. That was the single most he had talked to any person in... Almost a year. And so once he got started, he couldn't stop. But eventually he did, and so he sat calmly awaiting a response from his new friend.
"'When I'm 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I'll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me, 'Even after all this time?' And I will say 'Always.'" -Alan Rickman
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