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Seas Of Erin > Cecilia > He threw away our appleseed
Posted by: Ariel Jonson Apr 17 2008, 10:35 PM
"LYSANDER!" Ariel shrieked as she skidded onto the deck of the red, sounding very much like a wounded banshee. "ADONIS LYSANDER QUATTRO JONES, GET YOUR ASS OUT HERE THIS INSTANT AND BRING YOUR LADY FRIEND!"
Posted by: Niabheara ni Dowd Apr 17 2008, 10:48 PM
Niabheara stumbled back out of the captain's quarters and immediately crashed into one of the crew, holding her hands out in apology. "Sorry! Sorry!" Dipping around the man, she made a mad dash to Ariel, wide-eyed and pale. "What? What is it now, what?"
Posted by: Marcello Basciano Apr 17 2008, 10:55 PM
Marcello followed after Niabheara, glowering at his sister. "Where have you been?"
Posted by: Ariel Jonson Apr 17 2008, 10:56 PM
"I went to see Jochy's father," Ariel answered. "Look. I have to talk to both of you. First off," she said, looking to Niabheara. "You. I know why he came to see you. And he's crazy. As in, probably the most insane I've ever met."
Posted by: Niabheara ni Dowd Apr 17 2008, 11:00 PM
"Well, yes." Niabheara nodded to the girl and threw a nervous look backward toward Marcello. "Yes, we rather knew that. Why did you speak to him? What did he want of you?"
Posted by: Ariel Jonson Apr 17 2008, 11:06 PM
"He didn't want anything. I found him," Ariel said. "And I'm sorry I didn't tell you," she said, looking to her brother, "but to be honest, you would have insisted on coming and he would have suspected something. He's been spying on you both," she said, seriously.
Posted by: Marcello Basciano Apr 17 2008, 11:08 PM
Marcello reached for Niabheara's arm. "Spying how?"
Posted by: Ariel Jonson Apr 17 2008, 11:09 PM
"I have no idea!" Ariel answered. "He watches your matching threads or something!"
Posted by: Niabheara ni Dowd Apr 17 2008, 11:13 PM
Niabheara gave a cold shudder, hand going to her throat. "Why, then?" she demanded. "Why would he be watching?"
Posted by: Ariel Jonson Apr 17 2008, 11:20 PM
"Because," Ariel answered. "I asked him what he did to his wife, and he said that he messed up her chronal templates to make her crazy. So...so she has to...she's...unstuck in time?"
This was being accompanied by rather rapid hand gestures. "And it makes her crazy. She forgets things and relives things and things. But anyway, he decided he doesn't want her to be crazy anymore and so he's...he's watching you," he said to Niabheara. "Because he wants to use you as a vessel for her spirit or something so she can have a body that is stuck in time properly. Or something."
Posted by: Marcello Basciano Apr 17 2008, 11:20 PM
Marcello blinked. "What?"
Posted by: Niabheara ni Dowd Apr 17 2008, 11:25 PM
Niabheara narrowed her eyes and drew her head up swiftly. "And would this have anything to do with our General del Grigio, by any chance? What with people getting pulled in and out of time? I'm sorry, he can't have my body; I'm using it."
Posted by: Ariel Jonson Apr 17 2008, 11:31 PM
"He says he hasn't decided whether he wants the job yet," Ariel answered. "And I don't know! I ran out of questions to ask him but if he's going to be in charge of time and he's already messing people's time up, then...well, I really don't like the way that sounds. Really," she said. "Also, I...don't think he cares what you think you're doing with your body? He says he's watching you because you have to stay on the right path and then if you do he can use you."
Posted by: Niabheara ni Dowd Apr 17 2008, 11:38 PM
Niabheara bowed her head forward. "I don't suppose he said anything particularly useful?" she said, through gritted teeth. "Such as what I'm meant to be doing, or what he wants me to be doing--paugh!"
Niabheara turned neatly on one heel, skirts flaring, as she made as if to start back for the gang. She jerked to a halt, clenching her fists. "No. Where is he?"
Posted by: Marcello Basciano Apr 17 2008, 11:41 PM
Marcello put a hand to Niabheara's back, his complexion quite pale. "Love, calm down; he...for all we know, he told Mira this all on purpose."
Posted by: Ariel Jonson Apr 17 2008, 11:42 PM
"He's staying two houses down from the General," Ariel answered. "Only I don't even know if the General knows that. And 'Sander's probably right."
Posted by: Niabheara ni Dowd Apr 17 2008, 11:45 PM
"I'm not going to him, I'm going to Jochy," she said shortly. "He's the one that needs to be told this. He and Seth know him better than any of us; they'd be able to understand . . . whate'er all this is meant to be."
Posted by: Ariel Jonson Apr 17 2008, 11:51 PM
"I just talked to Jochy," Ariel said. "I told him everything. The conversation devolved into him telling me how much he likes sex with men, for no apparent reason. But he knows. And he says he-- um. His father's a rapist."
Posted by: Niabheara ni Dowd Apr 17 2008, 11:58 PM
Niabheara's upper lip curled away from her teeth. "How on earth did it devolve into . . . oh, ne'er mind, it's Jochy. It's where all the roads lead." She rolled her eyes. "This stops nothing. If he wants me, he can follow me to the Erins like everyone else."
Posted by: Ariel Jonson Apr 18 2008, 12:01 AM
"I asked him how he knew you lot!" Ariel explained. "He said 'I slept with the Countess' father!'" she said, in her best Jochy-impression, which was passable for someone who'd only just met him. "'Golly, but I like sex with men!'"
Then she made a face. "I think he was heading back to Captain Romain's ship."
Posted by: Marcello Basciano Apr 18 2008, 12:02 AM
Marcello rolled his eyes, then looked to Niabheara. "Do you want me along?" he asked her warily. "I don't know the man, but from what I've heard, this might all be calculated."
Posted by: Niabheara ni Dowd Apr 18 2008, 12:15 AM
It was a struggle to keep her expression as serious as she would have like throughout Ariel's impersonation. She turned a laugh into a short, sober cough. "We already know this is all calculated," she said to Marcello. "The question is, how much of our response is calculated? Should we stay or go?"
Posted by: Ariel Jonson Apr 18 2008, 12:18 AM
Marcello sighed. "Talking doesn't hurt," he answered, shaking his head. "Besides, he knows the girl in black too. We can tell him about the Bard..."
Posted by: Niabheara ni Dowd Apr 18 2008, 12:29 AM
"And the red one," Niabheara said bitterly. "I must confess, I'm curious on that point. It's near sunset now. I'd say we go if we're to go tonight."
Posted by: Marcello Basciano Apr 18 2008, 12:32 AM
Marcello slipped his hand into Niabheara's. "Your mother isn't going to leave without you," he said, and bowed his head to her. "I don't like the number of people who profess to have some claim on you," he muttered, giving his sister a look. "You. Stay here."
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