Friday, June 17, 2016

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What has occurred so far:

Alastair has shifted himself and Adra back in time, to the moment where Niccolò stole Alastair's name. Alastair has killed Niccolò's family, and set the home ablaze. Upon seeing the house, Niccolò immediately pushes himself to be in control of his own body, panics, and begs Adra to help him save his family. After hesitation and consideration of potential consequences, Adra agrees under the condition that Niccolò bring his family back with him to the present.

Thus, both she and Niccolò salvage his family's bodies, as well as the original body of Alastair, and places them in a special pocket dimension that she has crafted from her alchemy, the door being one that can grow and shrink from the size of a cell phone to a normal size.

After saving the family, Niccolò embraces Adra and tells her that he will never forget her kindness. The pair catch their breaths, and Niccolò lets Alastair have control again. Adra gives him a stone that will feed him energy to help fuel his time travel, though Alastair decides to not use it yet. After a small conversation, Alastair and Adra decide that it would be best to spend the night in town, as Alastair recuperates. 

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Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Adra takes Alastair's arm, and will lead him to a restaurant* I'm sure you're famished.

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*kisses her hand as he walks with her* Thank you, love. I know a place nearby where we can rent a room once we've finished eating. Where- or when- shall we go tomorrow?

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*She nods gently* I'm alright with that. *Will take him in and sit down- it's more like a pub, but she might not order food just yet* After you're well-rested. Though, I have a question- did you, at any point, go back in time to before you were born to steal a name, or is this the earliest instance?

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*While it may not be immediately apparent, a black haired Trip is moving about the restaurant, taking orders, delivering food and the like. Waiter Trip acts as though he doesn't spot the couple as they enter*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

I went back another... Oh, around 200 years to plant my plague. So, yes- I've traveled earlier than that. *pauses* And there was that occasion in which Niccolò went back to the dawn of humanity to save it from our other time-traveling friend.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Adra won't notice him- the black hair, and all* *She imagines that, it being around 1500 or so, he won't be dressed as boisterously*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Adra frowns*
So...
When is the earliest body we need to recover?

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*one does not get a job in a Tudor pub by looking like any old scrub*

*you also have to be a very proficient lute player*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*No, but he won't look modern, with the red and green coats and crazy looks*
*She will put her little portal in her pocket, and begins to braid her hair back*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*he sighs, thinking* I would say it depends on whether we'd rather take the bodies from graves, and I can return them to their original state with magic- or if you'd prefer to take them after they actually died.

*pauses as he notices a certain waiter* Adra, does that man look familiar to you?

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Thinks* Which is easier?



...
*Pause*

Alastair

I'm blind

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*Well no. But his period appropriate coat is still pretty neat.*

*Trip is generally staying on one side of the room, within earshot of the table in the corner. Tudor english is very hard to eavesdrop on, especially if the person you're listening to is faking it. And badly.*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

(Actually, they're in Frace, I think?
Or wait-

Yeah idk where they are.)

*Ok so Adra will stand, then* I'm going to get some food, ok? I'm sure it's de ja vu. Maybe you end up killing him.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

(*France shit)

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Probably digging graves, in all honesty. In some cases the timeline might be altered if there isn't a body to bury. But it may depend on the circumstance...

*pauses also* Of course. Well he looks very much like Trip. But there's always a chance I may be hallucinating. *pauses again* And his hair is the wrong color.
*he is probably imagining it, he thinks* Alright, love.

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

(Shit.)

*The fact they were in France made the man even more suspect. The barman didn't seem to mind the English peeg though, so long as he kept paying.*

(Nailed it.)

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

Mmm, I see. Alright, we will play it by ear. *She will look for someone to serve her and, if she can't, will go to the counter and order some stew for the both of them, and then a bit of wine for herself* *Will go back to sit with Alastair* It may just be the hallucinations, dove. I wouldn't be surprised.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

(Oh my gosh Trip that is fantastic XD)
(Slick)

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*he nods, and brushes it off* Neither would I. You're probably right. Thank you for ordering for us, love.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

Of course. *Smiles* When did you steal the teleporter?

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*Trip's whispered voice is suddenly swirling into their ears*

I hope you kids are time travelling responsibly.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*She stiffens*
...
*Her nose twitches* Damn, it wasn't a hallucination.

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*closes his eyes, and breathes out slowly* *the one time he was actually happier accepting his deteriorating mental state* Excellent.

Mireille Béatrice said...

*Elle arrive au restaurant.*

*Elle est déguisée en homme*

*Elle crois qu'il y a quelque chose de mystérieux dans ce restaurant, mais elle ne sais pas quelle sorte de mystère.*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Will reach over, and gently take both of his hands* Darling, please, breathe. It's alright, I am here for you. Let me go see if I can talk to him, alright?
*Their stew will come over, but she won't let go yet* Ok?

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Noelle kinda understood that*
*elle is MULAN!*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

You know, when I hear talk of teleporters in a time period centuries before I was born, I'm always reminded of this one guy. This real genius who saw no problem with going back in time and convincing people he was Hermes.

Now, while I trust you a little more than him, I really don't want any kind of date night fun to get in the way of what is already a very hard job.

Mireille Béatrice said...

((She arrives at the restaurant, disguised as a man. She believes that there's something mysterious inside the restaurant, but she doesn't know what exactly))

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

(Fabi you are incredible I am so impressed right now oh my god)

*Adra takes a deep breath* We aren't changing history. We are just removing some... Bodies.

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*he's alright- just disappointed* Sure, love. Thank you. *sigh*

Mireille Béatrice said...

((Probably not gonna be able to keep up in French for too long, but I'll try. I'll also add translations, just forgot that time. But yeah, Mulan!))

((Mireille speaks English, but she reserves the right to lie and pretend she doesn't))

*Elle regarde les personnes qui sont dans le restaurant. Elle ne sais pas qu'est qu'elle cherche.*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

(*Sweats nervously*)
*Adra will just keep holding her husband's hand as she speaks to strip who is, presumably, behind her*

Mireille Béatrice said...

((Again, I forgot to translate. She looks at everyone in the restaurant, but she doesn't know what she's looking for. Feel like I said that last bit wrong, but oh well.))

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

(Oh GUYS
BY THE WAY
ALASTAIR LOOKS LIKE HIS ORIGINAL BODY NOW
hes hot
BUT IF YOU NEED A PICTURE, We will make a post with it.)

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

(Fabi, that's a lot better than me!)
*Adra can feel Ella's presence, and can tell that she is a woman disguised as a man* *She likes that, and admires it*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

(ikr)

*Trip keeps his eyes on the man in the corner, reading lips*

Oh god. Please don't say something that means I have to arrest you. I'm so out of shape, and I can't use magic here-

*the man begins to leave the bar, gathering his things and his two friends*

Hold that thought. Don't kill anyone while I'm away.

*he disappears into the crowd*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*Alastair is immediately inclined to defy that request* *but he didn't come here to kill anyone, so he won't* *no matter how much he would like to*

Mireille Béatrice said...

*Elle s'assied près de la porte. Elle décide de commander quelque chose de manger*

*Elle attendra quelque chose intéressante arriver*

((She sits near the door and decides to order something to eat. She waits for something interesting to happen))

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*She will just try to lend him some of her strength* You're alright, my love. He is preoccupied. I... If we told him, I'm sure he would help.
*She will begin to eat her stew*
He might not like you, but he likes Niccolò, and me.

Alastair Cruciatus said...

You would trust him not to just make our job more difficult? *he will begin to eat, as well*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Noelle made a post about what Alastair looks like*

*Eats quietly* I don't know, but do you honestly believe that w will want to leave well enough alone?

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*Trip likes Alastair. Kinda. It's weird and complicated.*

*Trip steps outside, seeing the group make their way down the track.*

*He trudges along after them.*

Mireille Béatrice said...

*un serveur apporte le dîner de Mireille*

*elle paie pour son dîner et elle donne un petit pourboire*

*elle commence à manger*

[a waiter brings Mireille her dinner. She pays and leaves a small tip. She starts eating]

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*She will just keep holding one of his hands* He hurt you- and me. But, Alastair, he is also Cara's birth father. He loves her. You and he... I think can tolerate each other with common ground

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

(Ella is certainly welcome to come over..?)

Alastair Cruciatus said...

I can tolerate his presence, sure. But that doesn't mean that I'd trust him with anything. But it's alright- we can just eat for now, if you like. *he doesn't want to upset her*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Bites the inside of her cheek* Okay. *Lowers her head to eat* *Her hand is holding his left one, and her fingers are playing and twisting his wedding right around his finger- she does that with hers when she gets nervous*

Mireille Béatrice said...

*Elle écoute de toute la conversation dans le restaurant. Elle ne peut comprend que quelques-uns de mots*

*Le moment où elle a fini de manger, elle se lève. Elle approche la table d'Adra et Alastair*

Excuse me?

(([She listens to all the conversation in the restaurant, but she can only understand a few words (since there are several conversations)]

[The moment she's done eating, she stands and approaches Adra and Alastair's table]

Excusez-moi?))

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*The men are happy. This is always the worst part, where they think they've won. Soon they will be rich beyond their wildest dreams, having performed an action most thought impossible, all without attracting the watchful eye of the law. He always hated the fact that they thought they knew anything about what was happening. This, however, was also the easiest time to eliminate them, as they tended to be copiously drunk.*

*Trip walked though a small orchard. If the woman who ran it saw him, she'd be enraged, but she was always washing at this time. Trip had had a whole month to get to know the town's routine before the arrival of these jokers. They didn't stand a chance. He watched them walk into the forest and smiles*

*Exactly as planned*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*he appreciates the affection from Adra, and will look up at the stranger who has just approached* Can we help you?

Mireille Béatrice said...

((Not sure what exactly you're up to, Trip, but I should probably acknowledge your existence. You exist. Congratulations.))

Mireille Béatrice said...

The waiter who ran off suddenly--some acquaintance of yours perhaps--do you know where he went, and who that other bloke was that 'e was following?

[She speaks English with a distinct French accent, and her voice is low enough to pass for a young man's]

Alastair Cruciatus said...

((I msd soon, for Aretha's class. Apologies.))

No, I'm afraid I can't answer either of those questions for you. May I ask why you'd like to know?

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Adra tilts her head* I don't, no, I'm sorry. He was following someone... Likely to arrest them?

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

((Yes! Finally! :P You also exist, chum.))

*It isn't hard to follow the men, they don't expect to be followed, no one has jurisdiction over histpry, right? Officially, no, of course. Then again, officially time travel didn't exist. Neither did perverting the course of history, but it was still a crime. Deeper into the woods they went, it seemed that they became more smug as they went. Soon, Trip promised himself, soon he'd get to draw a sword.*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*They reached the clearing where the men were living. Four tents, one for each of the men, one for the antibiotics they were going to sell to the local lord to cure his terminal infection. The mark-up would be incredible, if Trip hadn't already disposed of the merchandise. The men stumbled about a bit and laughed while Trip meditated, ensuring that none of the nobles were near to this mostly disused area. Nothing but wildlife. Sword in hand, Trip stepped out into the clearing*

*A pretty satisfying ten minutes later Trip had apprehended the the three men, told them their rights and handed them over to the collection and cleanup crew. This consisted of Larry, Arnu and Bulb, three enterprising young English spotters, reply trying to make their mark. Trip liked them, they were kind, cared about history and had enough initiative to be relied on in a tight spot. Good lads. After informing them that he had a ride home,Trip began his walk back to the village.*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

(My things aren't posting I'm sorry)


Is there anything we can do to help you?

Mireille Béatrice said...

Pardonnez-moi, I was simply curious. I have a...'ow do you say....idea? A bit of an idea that something of interest 'appens. You three are the most interesting people here, so I think maybe you have something to do with what it is that my idea tells me.

Mireille Béatrice said...

((Ooh, I exist? Cool!))

((Wait))

((I forgot that Mireille is actually Fabi's given name. I just used it because it's the name I used in French class. Oh well. Oops.))

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*She smiles a little* Well, that is true, I suppose. We are rather tangled in a complex plot

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*Of course, Arnu and Bulb were women, but Trip didn't see how that was relevant to calling them lads*

*Trip knew the real reason why he hated the time immediately before arrest when doing time work: he'd lost control. No matter how hard he worked to protect the timeline, there was always some idiot he had to catch in their time period of choice. He liked the time work, sure. He could begin a job when Cara started a nap and be home before she woke up, but it was still the ultimate proof that he would never spot everything. The smugness was irritating because it was justified.*

*Regardless, it was time to leave all of his wages behind in his 'bed' and skip town. First, though, he'd have to deal with Adra's new hobby.*

*Maybe he should get her a hearse for Christmas. Or is that the wrong way around? A graverobbermobile?*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Wow- trip's a little sour*

Mireille Béatrice said...

((What if it is actually Fabi though))

((I imagined her time travel incident was more like 1600 England, but I never really defined it, so I could work with it if I changed it, and she was taught French at a young age))

((I kind of want this to be a thing, but I also feel like it might mess up certain stuff though? So idk? Their essences are similar enough for Mireille Béatrice to be an alternate version of Fabi, but idk?))

*Small laugh* I could say the same. Is there any way I can assist you in untangling?

((*Elle rit doucement* Je pourrais dire la même chose. Est-ce je peux vous aider avec le "untangling"?))

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

(whatever works best for Fabi is good for us!! :)))) <3)

*Pauses, glancing at her husband* *Then nods* Alright, it's fine with us. But first, I must ask: you don't get squeamish, do you?

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*Trip didn't seem to have a problem with graverobbing when Niccolò did it to bring back some of his spies*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*after some brief preparations for his departure- including smashing his lute into hundreds of tiny, unplayable pieces and the removal of a few disguises, not including his hair, Trip returns to the main pub, sitting down next to Adra in completely different clothing.*

I see we have a friend. *He smiles, holding his hand out to Elle, his words translated to her by his pendant*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*they were never buried in graves, though.*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*Also, it's more the time travel aspect that causes trouble*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*She scoots over, then* Thanks for asking..

Mireille Béatrice said...

((Ok, well I'll say that it's Fabi, but a version of her that hasn't met Adra and Alastair before. The time travel incident happened when she was 16 or so, but she was in the past for several years, so I'll say she's about 18-19 now. Present time Fabi is 21, but she just went back to counting from the day she was born even though technically she's been alive longer than 21 years by her timeline. Because she started magic young, present her looks around 18-21 anyway, so it's just easier.))

((Also guys-- "Elle" is the French feminine singular third person pronoun, not her name. Her name is Mireille. I feel like Elle actually suits her a lot though. Hm.))

Not easily, no.

*She nods at Trip, not shaking his hand*

You can call me Cédric. Or Fabien. It matters little. I know better than to tell mysterious folks my proper name.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Adra can't see the black hair*

*ol but really- Noelle is sorry that she keeps forgetting I hit the "I'm not a robot" so it's not posting*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Adra tries to suppress her giggle- she knows that Elle is a woman*

*its like noelle* *French*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*laughs* I like you already. *isn't sure if the others have already cleared the area over Cedric's secret or not. Concludes it's best not to ask.*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Breathes out* Would either of you like something to eat? The stew is pretty nice.

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

No thanks, I've already eaten.

Mireille Béatrice said...

*Glances at Trip, then Adra, then Alastair, noting the tension between Trip and the others*

*Interesting*

*She smiles*

No thank you, I have already eaten.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

Oh... Alright. *Feels self-conscious about eating, now that no one else is*
I'm-
*Turns to Trip* Why are you here?

Mireille Béatrice said...

It is alright if you want to eat. I agree that the stew is good.

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*Trip grins. If nothing else, the mission was cool*

You are looking at Trip Castalan: Time Cop. A bunch of guys travelled back to mess with the timeline and make some cash, so I had to chase them down and show them the full force of the law. The time law.

*The words cop and timeline don't translate*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Adra will lean over and, in fluent French, explain to Elle what Trip meant*

Mireille Béatrice said...

*She nods, and whispers a quick "merci" to Adra*

*she actually understood the first time, but she doesn't trust these people well enough to let them know how fluent she is in 21st-century English*

Time cop--Your job is to find and arrest people who are in the wrong time? How does this work?

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Adra will just sit in her little corner and listen*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

Well mostly I stop people before they actually have a chance to even get to another time period, but sometimes people slip through the net ad I have to deal with them on location.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Adra will reach over and drink her wine- not quickly, or anything*
*Sets it down again to listen* *She is analyzing him in her brain*

Mireille Béatrice said...

Ah. Je comprends.

((Ah. I understand.))

*She turns to Adra*

Could you explain to me what it is that you are in need of help with?

*She pauses*

Après votre dîner, bien sûr.

[After your dinner, of course]

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*Trip sits back. Now it is his turn to analyse. Also he really doesn't want to be spotted by the proprietor*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Adra pushes her bowl away* I'm finished, actually..

It's a bit of a long story, but the quick version is that my husband-
*Pause*
*She might not know about magic*
*Ok but trip just told her about time travel, and she didn't freak out*
My husband's... Name, was stolen. It's like a soul, but not really. It was stolen by a man, and, now, there about 53 people in one head. And we are going back in time to retrieve each of the name's bodies, so we can restore them, and untangle the mess.

Mireille Béatrice said...

[She has a number of questions. She attempts to ask one at a time, but ends up asking three]

His true name, you mean? How does that work? Is he dead?

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Smiles a little* Yes, his true name..
The first man with the power, Niccolò, is a very sweet man, and he stole my husband's name, in an effort to save his family. I'm not sure how it works, but I imagine I will soon enough. Alastair's body died, but he lived on inside Niccolò's, with him.

Mireille Béatrice said...

Oh, alright. That sounds...awkward. I can see why you want to fix this. Is there anything specifically that you need me to do?

Alastair Cruciatus said...

((I'm back now.))

*Alastair may suddenly renter the conversation if he feels he has something to contribute*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*is currently trying to decide if Adra is saying what he thinks she is*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Thinks* My husband has to use time travel a lot, and it winds him... There may be difficult instances to get his name back, too. But I'm sure any help would be appreciated.

*If what he thinks IS what she is saying, then yes*

(Hi daddyyyyy)

Alastair Cruciatus said...

((Hello, my pet.))

*Alastair nods to Trip* She's thought of a way. It'll be difficult, but it could work.

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

And this way involves... corpses?

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

Yes. We are taking the bodies of all of the original names, and will reanimate them.

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Where better to put the names than back inside the bodies they were stolen from?

Mireille Béatrice said...

I see. I am not a time traveler myself, but I will help in any way I can.

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

I suppose if we were to replace the corpses there wouldn't be anything wrong with the idea.

*He turns to Alastair* You wouldn't happen to still have that cloning ability you used to fight us, would you?

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Pauses* Alastair, you wil have to age yourself a little bit, before we do all of this. Your original body, if you can.

*Smiles to Ella* Thank you.

*Then, to Trip* Replace?

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*he addresses Mireille* We appreciate it. Thank you.

Of course- but I can't make infinite clones.

*and then he will answer Adra* I think I ought to be able to do that.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*reaches out and will squeeze her husband's hand gently*
*Finishes her wine*

Mireille Béatrice said...

Qu'est-ce vous dites? Si on prenait les cadavres sans les remplacer, on créerait un trou dans le continuum espace-temps?

((What are you saying? If one were to take the corpses without replacing them, would one create a hole in the space-time continuum?))

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

Oh, I wasn't either, but then I stole a time machine from a bad guy. Look at me now. Time cop.

Okay, to ensure the plan is as safe as possible, due you think you could spare a few, though?

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Adra pauses* I don't think so, Ella. I think he's just paranoid.

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

See? Our mysterious friend agrees.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Adra will look to Alastair* *No, it isn't worth it, to her*

Mireille Béatrice said...

((Actually wait, that would need the conditionnel passé I think. I don't actually know that though. *looks it up*

*si on aurait pris les cadavres))

Mireille Béatrice said...

*She shrugs as if to say "Sort it out amongst yourselves"*

*She's also confused as to why Adra called her Ella, but she did say a moment ago that it didn't matter as long as it wasn't her real name, so she lets it slide*

*Adra is clearly aware she's a girl though, which she supposes isn't all that surprising*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

((*Totally knows what Fabi just said. Absolutely.*))

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*oh shit sorry, Fabi, I didn't mean to let that slip*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Actually, no, I can't spare any.

Mireille Béatrice said...

((French tenses. I accidentally said "If one had taken the bodies, one would cause a hole in the space-time continuum" when I meant "If one were to take the bodies..." I'm actually still not sure I said it correctly because I haven't studied conditional past yet, but I know Imparfait doesn't work there so?))

((I'm sorry, I'm still in overthinking French mode from my final))

Mireille Béatrice said...

((Oh, ok. I'll pretend that nothing in that comment happened besides the shrug.))

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

(:0 French is scary sounding)
(I asked my mom for some chicken wings for dinner, from the pizza place we ordered at
She just stuck
20 wings
In front of me

...
I wanted five)

Alastair Cruciatus said...

((My, that is a lot. Perhaps you could save the rest to eat later?))

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

(I don't know if I can :0
Too much food

Non)

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*Trip sighs, he runs a hand through his hair*

Think of it this way. Time is a huge pile of torn up pieces of paper, each the size of your finger. The time you know, our children and friends, they are the exact position of the piece at the very top. If you insert or remove something from the pile, you risk moving that top piece of paper.

And suddenly, we may have no need for the names to be separate because everything we love and have worked for will be gone.

So unless all of your clones spend their time saving the world, I suggest you relinquish a few for the miniscule amount of time it takes the human body to decompose. Because I'm sorry to say, I'm not risking my daughter so that War gets their own body.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*She just sighs, and figures that Alastair will want to explain why he can't use the clones* *She is just*

*no*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

I am well aware of the consequences of tampering with the past, Trip. And I am certainly unwilling to put my family at risk. But that isn't how they work. The most I can possibly sustain at one time, even if they were dead, is probably seven. And it requires copious amounts of energy to make one. If I just left numbers of them lying around, there would hardly be enough left of me to take apart. So we'll just have to find another way to make it work.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Pipes in* Or, since they're all dead anyway, it doesn't matter

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Well, that's what I thought.

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

You misunderstand me. We don't need you to replace them all in one go. Time is not a limiting factor for us.

We only see each clone for about a month before any meaningful impact they would have is gone, and considering the nature of time you could go and fill those graves whenever you wanted, so long as they were filled.

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*blocks out Adra belittling what has become a large part of his work*

Mireille Béatrice said...

I do not want to take sides amongst people I have just met. Besides, what would a normal young lady like myself know about the space-time continuum?

It is necessary that I make a quick arrangement. Shall I meet you back here in a few minutes?

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

Forgive me for my intensive paranoia, but if you took this with you I would be very appreciative. *Hands her a nondescript coin*

Mireille Béatrice said...

*Looks confused but nods*

*Uses her metal senses to investigate it as she leaves--she guesses it's some sort of bug or tracking device*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*pauses* So you only want to leave them there for a short amount of time? If that's the case, why not just avoid taking the original corpse until there won't be a notable impact?

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*She's becoming increasingly angry at all of this*


*Is okay with Ella doing so*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

Because replacing corpses is easiest when they aren't in the ground. It's far less noticeable. *Turns off his translation amulet* If you take the corpse after you have dig up earth, replace grass, avoid harming things nearby, swapping corpses is much easier. Especially with someone like you at our disposal.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Rubs her temples * *Alastair can move through objects*

Mireille Béatrice said...

*Trip--what would she see when she metal-senses the coin (she can see different types of metals)*

Mireille Béatrice said...

*?*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*which will make stealing a half decomposed corpse without noticeable topsoil impact so easy*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*it's mostly copper with a little nickel*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

So, let me know if I understand correctly. I make a copy of myself, bury it in place of another corpse, wait some time until the ground appears unaltered, then revive the copy and have it simply step out of the grave.

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

If memory serves you can make them vanish.

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Well, yes, but there are a number of ways to do that. Do you mean it should teleport out of the grave?

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*She just rubs the bridge of her nose* *This is so complicated now*

Mireille Béatrice said...

*No weird wires or anything? Ok*

*Elle retourne à la maison pour chercher quelque chose*

*Elle met une montre numérique dans une boîte*

*Elle ramasse des autres choses pour voyager comme une cape et des gants etc.*

((She returns to her house, puts a digital watch in a box, and gathers some other stuff for traveling like a cloak and gloves.))

*Elle est revenue au restaurant*

*She gets back to the restaurant*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

The method is unimportant, what matters is that the grave appears undisturbed. That'll be easy for the ones with coffins, but other methods, that's where the work is.

Oh god. None of them have crypts, do they?

Mireille Béatrice said...

*Sees that they're still arguing*

I do not believe that this...discussion will ever reach a conclusion. *sighs*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*She just huffs out* Excuse me.
*Places her napkin on the table, and leaves the room- she is feeling very frustrated*
*Goes ahead and walks outside* *She doesn't want to talk*

Mireille Béatrice said...

[She kind of wants to go after Adra, but she isn't sure Adra would like the company]

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

Hm.

Something tells me that in my old age I have begun to worry about small things that may not matter.

Mireille Béatrice said...

I was absent for a large portion of the conversation, but I have heard enough to know that you two need to sort out your differences and at least one of you owes her an apology.

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*stands*

I like you, mystery stranger.

*Walks off after Adra*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*She's at the back of the restaurant, her meal long forgotten, and just sitting on the ground, holding a rock very tightly in her hands*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Yes, I think you may have.

*since Trip has gone to follow Adra, he will stay here for the moment, unless she wants him there*

Mireille Béatrice said...

*Elle tilts her head at Alastair*

Should we go out there too, or give Trip a chance to apologize first?

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*Trip sits next to Adra, cross legged*

I'm sorry Adra. I guess I've just become too tunnel visioned on the minutiae of time travel to just let adventure be adventure. I'm sorry for trying to mess with your good idea.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Her eyes well up with tears- she is just so frustrated, and hurt, and angry* *Doesn't know how to respond*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

I think perhaps we'll give him a chance. *looks over the friendly stranger again* You came here just to look for something interesting to do?

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*looks around at the people rushing about*

You know, this place is much too frantic. There's this hill to the south west, when it's night the air is so clean.

At this time of year you can smell the forest, the earth is soft but not muddy... Better than old Fatguts' bar any day. *He gestures to the proprietor, who is indeed and and fat*

Mireille Béatrice said...

Oh, that was hardly the only reason. I am also much relieved to see other people from--wait, when are you from exactly?

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Her lip wobbles a little* It felt like you were trying to sabotage our happiness.

Alastair Cruciatus said...

2016. What year are you from, if I might ask?

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*Trip looks down at the floor between his knees and shudders*
I felt like you were trying to deliberately ignore my advice in order to spite me. To the detriment of the children.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*That makes her bristle with anger a little* Are you serious?
Do you have any idea-
*Forces herself to bite her lip, hard- no, he doesn't get to know about this*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*Alastair will try to offer Adra some comfort through their link, if he can* *he'll go to her if she'd like that*

Mireille Béatrice said...

2016... I wonder where I am by then.

I have an object that belongs in another time. Would one of you be able to return it? It doesn't much matter who it returns to, I just don't want it to be found this early.

[She pulls out the box with the digital watch.]

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*She doesn't know- no, perhaps not yet*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*he stands*
Do you have any idea?
I gave that man my child because I wanted you to be happy with him. I have trained myself not to instinctively prepare to fight when I see him and in stead greet him as a friend because you love him.

Maybe you've forgotten, but I feel somewhat inflated emotions. The aging I go through daily because you are with him is only bearable because I know it makes you happy.

So yes, you feeling like that was unreasonable. My response was to open up to you about how I felt and I get berated.

Adra, please. You have to meet me halfway.

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Certainly. *he will take it from her* I'll return it to my time once I go back.

*he will respect her space with Trip, then*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*agony I go through

Mireille Béatrice said...

[Nods] Merci beaucoup.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

You thought that I would put my daughter in danger.
Do you have any idea how that makes me feel?

*She could yell at him, she knows she can*

Don't tell me what I can, and can not feel, Trip. You have no idea about what happened two years ago. No idea. so you don't get to dehumanize me in that way. I'm a person, too.

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Je vous en prie.

((Ari's note: I hope that's right.))

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*Trip leans against the wall, nearly in tears* Because all I am is the villain, right? The guy who doesn't want you and Alastair to be happy. I can't have legitimate concerns for Cara, or the world. I exist to make trouble for you, that's all I am to you.

What you were planning presented a real danger to our daughter. I know exactly how you must be feeling, but it's true. So when you say I only said it because I didn't want the two of you to be happy, who's really been dehumanised? The mother who made a mistake, or the evil ex fiance?

Mireille Béatrice said...

((Yup, that's what I'd say there.))

*Un homme arrive au restaurant*

[A man arrives at the restaurant]

*Mireille se cache derrière une table*

[Mireille hides behind a table]

*L'homme travers le restaurant. Il regarde tout le monde, mais il ne parle à personne. Il cherche Mireille, mais il ne la vois pas*

[The man crosses the restaurant. He looks at everyone, but he speaks to no one. He's looking for Mireille, but he doesn't see her.]

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

((Trip tends to solve his problems by explaining to someone what he has on their file, so... yeah.))

Mireille Béatrice said...

*L'homme ne gaspille pas de temps*

*Il sort du restaurant par la sortie derrière.

[The man doesn't waste any time. He exits by the back door]

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*He-*

*She turns, and will take his coat, and will shake him* *She is screaming, now* I was pregnant, Trip!
*Will shake him again* In hell! You left me there. It was a month for you, but for me? It was seventy years, rotting in pain and torment.
*Lets him go, and will stop screaming as much* You- you were the villain, Trip. You need to accept that, during that time, you were. *She is just so angry* You made Alastair into nothing. Even if you disregard everything that I went though, you hurt him beyond recognition. And, believe it or not, that hurt my trust in you.

Every time I see you, it is hurt a little more. And you act like I still don't love you, but it do- but I have to believe that you aren't good, because if I put faith in you, I know that you can hurt me again.

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*notices the man passing, and Mireille hiding* I assume he was looking for you.

Mireille Béatrice said...

[she shrugs]

Probably.

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*Trip is crying at this point. He drops the time stop amulet, everyone around them stops moving* Oh, which hell was that then? Because by my count there are about six by now. I didn't actually mind going to hell all that much! I'm so sorry I couldn't accurately predict what 'hell' was going to be! May I also point out, you sent yourself to hell! I didn't put you there and worse, you made it so I couldn't get you out! Who was the person I was supposed to trust with winning your freedom from hell? Why, only the man who we'd spent the last year loathing and hunting for his death toll measured in the trillions, who'd encouraged the dangerous imbalance in you that meant I couldn't trust you not to free him, despite the fact I could have saved countless lives.

When you sent yourself to hell I knew you'd moved on. I didn't know why, but clearly you wanted him. The insane murderer we had worked to bring down. Why was I meant to trust him? Because when you were to dangerous to even see me you trusted him too?

I was just doing what we'd always done. I was fighting the troublemakers with everything I had because I wanted to marry you.

He wasn't even in a fit state to come and get you.

He couldn't even save you.

*Trip stoops, picks up and amulet and walks for the door, the crowd beginning the move at normal pace again*

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*too dangerous

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*he is a bit more curious now, though he is acutely aware of the painful conversation going on outside* What have you been doing that might prompt someone to look for you?

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*He is so stupid* *So, so, stupid*
*Turns, and will Jusf run for the woods*
*She will keep running until she finds a tree that is satisfactory to herself, and will begin to hit it with everything that she has- the bark scrapes and splits her knuckles- a finger or two completely snaps, but she won't stop until she has thoroughly cleaned herself of his idiocricy- his inability to see things from her perspective* *She knows that she put herself into Hell- but it was his decision, and he let his eo get in the way* *He made the wrong choice, and so he doesn't want to deal with the guilt- so he blames everyone else*

Mireille Béatrice said...

I appeared rather suddenly about two years ago. There were all sorts of rumors, but he's the only one who took them seriously. He probably saw that my house is shuttered and wants to know where I'm going.

[She shifts uncomfortably--it's been a while since Adra and Trip left]

Mireille Béatrice said...

(( D: ))

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

*Trip walks for the hill he mentioned. It'll take him half an hour but it's worth it*
*He asks himself why she can't see that he was sorry. That he had worked so hard to apologise. How was she so blinded by love that the search for justice that brought them together was now is subordinate in her eyes to potentially the most prolific killer ever. The Adra he proposed to would never have done that if Trip had been restructuring Deacon. Why couldn't she see his agony?*

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*By the time one of her wrists breaks, about half of her anger is gone* *Instead, she just decides to start hitting her hands against the ground, to jar it*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*Alastair gets up* I really should go see my wife. I'm sorry. *he will rush out of the restaurant, and get to Adra as quickly as he can* *rests a hand on her shoulder, gently, and will move closer if it's alright with her* Adra, my love...

Mireille Béatrice said...

[Mireille sits, worried, but she thinks it's probably best to give Adra and Alastair some space]

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*She is just so angry* *Wails* He spoke to me like I wanted to be in Hell! Like I wanted that child to die with me! *Her hands just kinda hang limp, know* *There's a lot of blood*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

I know, love. I know. *he will gently pull her into his arms, and kiss her hair over and over* I'm sorry.

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(*lurks, reading*
Poor Adra :(. )

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Adra will just cry into his shoulder* He was talking as if he thinks I don't hate myself

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*strokes her hair* I think perhaps he does. He doesn't know... I'm sorry he hurts you so much. *he will take one of her hands, kiss it gingerly, and begin to heal her, if she'll allow it*

Alastair Cruciatus said...

((Hello, Silente.))

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*She will- she might as well* *Her wedding finger in particular is dislocated and cut deeply* *The blood may be twisting Ito the ring*
I just don't understand.. I want him to try to see it from my perspective.

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(Hello Alastair, I hope you're well.)

Alastair Cruciatus said...

*he will kiss that finger in particular, and heals it carefully* *he'll clean her rings for her later* I know you do, and I wish he would, too. I'm sorry, my dearest love.

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

*Just kinda leans against him* Can you take me back?

Alastair Cruciatus said...

Of course. *kisses her hair again* To the restaurant, or a place to sleep?

Alastair Cruciatus said...

((I am well enough. Are you?))

Noelle: Daddy's kitten and hugging friend said...

I... Don't know. To sleep. Then you can go talk with the stranger. *Rests her head into him, hiding her head under his hair* I wanna sleep and forget today.

Silente Tempest (Jai) - St Of Sinners said...

(I'm doing okay thanks.)

Mireille Béatrice said...

((Yo Jai. 'Sup?))

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