Natani: Public baths, huh? I’m surprised. You Basitin always seem very… prudish.
Keith: We are… but, like all the races, not everyone can afford to have an in-home bath. You can get a private bath drawn, however, for a couple extra coins.
Natani: Oh, good— hey! Why’d you close the gate on me?
Keith: I’m sorry, Natani, I can’t let you in here.
Keith: These are the men’s baths. By the law, women are not allowed to step beyond the gate. I know you don’t consider yourself one, but… physically you are.
Keith: Law forces me to keep you out. I’m really sorry, Natani…
Natani: That’s not fair! What am I supposed to do?
Natani: I can’t go into the women’s baths!
Keith: Hey, don’t bare your teeth at me! I said I was sorry. I’ll be out later, just go back to the tavern…
Natani: (thoughts) Grrrrr… Curse that… Basitin… and curse this body of mine!
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