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When she told her parents she was pregnant, they sent gifts - a sword and a writing desk - for the child, and asked that she and her husband made sure the child was taught to use them both "for defence and offence as need be".
"One for a boy, one for a girl?"
"Both, for either."

@MicroSFF Oh, I'm not warming to our protagonist in this one.

@brian
But the parents seem nice and thoughtful 🤷🏻‍♀️
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