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estivates ([personal profile] estivates) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2015-01-25 10:07 pm

[ the RANDOM SCENARIO meme ]

THE RANDOM SCENARIO MEME


- Post your character, name, and series in the subject. Include any preferences as well.
- Go to RNG and enter 1-7 for a scene type, and 1-20 for a scene to play out.
- Have fun!

TYPE OF SCENE.
① Action → Gun fights, bar brawls, fights to the death are all possible scenarios.
② Angst → Characters suffer emotionally or physically from relationships breaking up, death, injury, etc. Hurt and comfort themes are included.
③ Crack → Genderswaps, super powers, sudden compulsions are all possible outcomes.
④ Fluff → Something that is devoid of angst. It's light-hearted and might have the overtone of romance.
⑤ Gen → General fun, things that didn't fit in the other categories.
⑥ Sex → First times, kinks, even dubcon are all possible themes of sex related scenarios.
⑦ Your choice → Think of your own scenario, choose one of the above or make a combo even!

i. ACTION.
① Zombies → It's the zombie apocalypse, lock and load!
② Bar brawl → You had one too many drinks, said something wrong, and now you're being asked to take it outside.
③ Chase → You're caught in a high speed chase.
④ Gun fight → You're caught in a big shoot-out.
⑤ Fight with a friend → You're fighting with a friend, all out.
⑥ Interrogation → You're being interrogated for some offense you've done.
⑦ Aliens → Aliens are attacking and you're not going to take your probe laying down!
⑧ Final battle → This is it. The battle that will end all the fighting for you. Will you win? Will you get that peace you want?
⑨ Training → You're not actually fighting, just training for the inevitable.
⑩ No hope → You know this fight has no hope. It's not going to end well for anyone involved, but you can't turn away.
⑪ Sneaking in → You're stealing a diamond or sneaking in to kick some bad guy butt, but whatever it is, you have to practice stealth.
⑫ Blue wire → You're faced with a bomb that needs to be disarmed.
⑬ Fight for honor → You've been disgraced or someone you care about has, so it's time to fight for honour.
⑭ Showdown → Time for a cowboy-style showdown. Whoever draws the fastest wins.
⑮ War → You're caught in the middle of a war here. Remember to keep your chin up and keeping fighting.
⑯ Apocalypse → The apocalypse finally happened and now you're left to scavenge and fight for whatever is left.
⑰ Sabotage → It's time to sabotage someone's plan! How is entirely up to you. Do you set up a bomb in their toilet? Do you double cross them at the last minute?
⑱ Big damn hero → You know you have to handle this one alone, so that means disarming or knocking unconscious the person who wants to join you.
⑲ Fight club → You know the rules... you're in an underground fighting ring and you're fighting with all you've got.
⑳ Threaten → You've just been sent here to rough them up a little, threaten them into behaving.

ii. ANGST.
① Injury / illness → Your character has become injured or ill! To what extent is the mun's choice.
② Last moments → You character has been gravely injured and this is their last chance to say their last words.
③ Depression → Your character is depressed, what actions they take is up to the mun.
④ Betrayed → You character has been betrayed by the other. How do they react?
⑤ Tortured → Your character is being tortured and needs rescuing or at least a sympathetic ear to help him through it.
⑥ Jealousy → Your character is feeling jealous and must deal with it, how will they do it?
⑦ Breakup! → This relationship has gone as far as it can, it's time to breakup.
⑧ Broken → For whatever reason, the character is broken, mentally or or physically.
⑨ Fight → You can't even be in the same room as your friend or lover without arguing anymore.
⑩ Lost → You lost the biggest fight of your life and now all you can do is try to pick up the pieces.
⑪ Worst nightmare → Whatever you fear the most is now real or maybe you're just trapped in a dream together, but whatever it is, it feels too real.
⑫ Addicted → You're addicted to something, alcohol, drugs, sex, whatever. It's destroying your life and you can't do anything to stop it.
⑬ Hurt you → You're being forced to hurt someone you love either by betraying them or even being forced to shout things you don't mean. It's for their own good in the end though.
⑭ Separation → You were forced to leave this person for their own safety and while you've been miserable without them, you really didn't mean to run into them again... maybe it was by accident or you were watching them from afar this whole time.
⑮ Becoming a monster → You are slowly changing, becoming a monster: vampire, zombie, demon, something you can't recover from and no-one can help you.
⑯ Frozen → You are entirely helpless, frozen, to stop some kind of disaster.
⑰ Prison → You were very bad and now it's time to pay the price by turning yourself in or maybe the law just finally caught up to you.
⑱ Fear → You're not sure why, but you are suddenly terrified and you can't deal with it. You need help.
⑲ Hated → You are now hated by the person you loved the most.
⑳ Down and out → You're living on the streets, you've hit rock bottom, and you don't know what to do.

iii. CRACK.
① Sexswap → Uh-oh, you're suddenly the opposite sex!
② Forced confessions → No matter what it is and no matter how hard you resist, you're going to be compelled to spill some deep dark secret!
③ Mind-reading → You've suddenly got the ability to read minds!
④ Animal → You're suddenly part animal or transformed into an animal!
⑤ Awkward pick-up lines → You're compelled to use bad pickup lines on whoever is closest!
⑥ Back in School / Graduated → You're suddenly back in school! Or if you were already in it, you've aged and long since graduated!
⑦ Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my! → You're suddenly a vampire, werewolf, or zombie! Maybe even a demon or a devil, whatever creepy crawly you can think of. What do you do now?
⑧ Ghost → You're suddenly a ghost or at least invisible. What are you going to do with this new ability?
⑨ Awkward conversations → So did you just fart or what? Any conversation goes, as long as it's embarrassing and awkward.
⑩ Crossdressing → For whatever reason, you're suddenly dressed in clothes of the opposite sex.
⑪ Suddenly naked → Oops! Your clothes are suddenly gone.
⑫ Suddenly a kid → You're a kid again! Have fun with that second childhood.
⑬ Fortune cookie → You've suddenly received a note with something that will happen in the future, either precise or vague.
⑭ Super power → And suddenly you're like Superman! Any power goes.
⑮ Bodyswap → Somehow you've changed bodies with the other person.
⑯ Back in time → Somehow, you wound up in the past again. Do you try to correct something or just sit and wait for time to jump? Maybe it jumps to various points in your life or maybe you actually think you're back in the day. Have fun, run wild with the idea!
⑰ To the future → Is it everything you've dreamed? Is it horrible? Whatever happens, you're here to witness what happens to you in the future. Either you take the place of your future self or you're just there to watch. Might cause some confusion if people start seeing double though...
⑱ Angels, mermaids, and fairies! → You're not necessary something dark or evil. You're just something different. How do you deal?
⑲ Locked in a closet → For some reason, you're locked up in a closet with someone else. Do you make nice and try to figure your way out or what?
⑳ Finger trap → You're caught in a Chinese finger trap... with somebody else! You can't figure out how to get loose either... have fun with that.

iv. FLUFF.
① Cuddling → For whatever reason, characters feel like being close and cuddling.
② Pillow talk → After the main event, characters are up for some pillow talk.
③ Celebration → Anniversary or some other big event is taking place and characters want to celebrate!
④ Love confession → Someone has finally decided to confess their love and today is the day!
⑤ Appreciation → You feel the need to show appreciation for that person closest to you, even if it's just a pat on the back.
⑥ Apologies → You made a mistake and now it's time to make it up in some way you know the other can't refuse!
⑦ Get back together → Why did you break up again exactly? Whatever the reason, it was a huge mistake and you both know you can work through it.
⑧ Date night → You've planned for a wonderful night together and you can't wait to get it started.
⑨ Family → You've either found out you're pregnant or you've already got that addition to your family.
⑩ Marriage → You're just about to get hitched or maybe you're enjoying your honeymoon. Maybe you've been together for years now! Whatever the case, it's time for that next big step.
⑪ Meeting again → It's time for that happy reunion finally!
⑫ Love at first sight → For whatever reason, you are now insanely in love with the first person you set eyes on.
⑬ Flirtation → You can't resist to do a little bit of harmless flirtation all of a sudden.
⑭ In the snow → Look outside! It's a winter wonderland, so why not go out and play in it?
⑮ Engagement → You've planned it all out and now it's time to finally pop the question.
⑯ Friendly games → You've set up the game station or board games for a friendly competition!
⑰ Gift → Time to give that special someone a gift just because.
⑱ Recovery → You're taking care of someone who's just recovered from some illness or injury.
⑲ Healing → Time to help mend that someone who's been through hell and back.
⑳ Better than ever → You've finally got everything you've ever wanted here. What is your ideal life and who does it include?

v. GEN.
① Nice meeting you → It's your first time meeting this person! You bumped into each other on the street, in a bar, at work... whatever!
② Drinks → You're out for drinks! Or just chilling at home with some beers. Wherever!
③ Lost → You're lost and you kind of need help finding your way to where you're going. A little help with directions?
④ Costume party → You're at a costume party, both of you are wearing masks. Do you keep the anonymity or take it off and see whose company you've been enjoying?
⑤ Wrong number → Oops, actually you didn't mean to call that person...
⑥ Drunk → You're already drunk! Drunk dialing, stumbling into someone, showing up unexpected... what type of drunk are you anyway? Aggressive, loving, happy? How does the other react?
⑦ Old friends → you haven't seen this person in a long time!
⑧ Rivals → you're suddenly rivals! Or maybe you have been all along...
⑨ Problems → you've got a problem with each other, just got in a huge fight, whatever. Try to work it out!
⑩ What are your intentions... → This person? They're dating a close friend, family member, etc. You need to find out if they're going to hurt them! Or you need to discuss your friend/family's dating choice.
⑪ I saw you → you saw the other person doing something bad and you need to confront them about it.
⑫ Sorry but no → the other person has feelings that you just don't share. They don't necessarily have to be romantic... maybe you just don't agree with their sudden desire to quit their job and start a business making tiny, fuzzy teddy bears.
⑬ My hero → you need to tell this person how much they mean to you. They've been your best friend or your role model your whole life and they need to know.
⑭ Enabler → you're enabling the other (or each other) to do something bad, really bad. Addiction, stealing, killing, or just any other self-destructive behavior.
⑮ Cooking → Time for an impromptu cooking lesson!
⑯ Oh, sure, I remember you... → It's that awkward moment when someone comes up and seems to know you, but you have no idea who they even are!
⑰ Rescue! → One of you was in trouble, but you came to the rescue!
⑱ Boss → One of you works under the other. Is your relationship good? Are you scheming things? Or do you hate each other?
⑲ Perfect crime → You and the other person have just pulled off the perfect crime... or you're planning to! What are you doing? The heist of the century, an assassination?
⑳ Movies → movie night! Maybe it's a sleepover. Whichever the case, it's time to eat a lot and have fun.

vi. SEX.
① First time → it's your first time together or your first time ever! Enjoy the awkward times!
② Bondage → You and your partner decide to experiment a little with ropes or handcuffs or whatever you'd like to tie your partner up with.
③ Rough / Aggressive → Your characters want it rough.
④ Romantic → Slow and gentle, meaningful, that's how characters want it.
⑤ Dubcon → Character A wants Character B and it doesn't really matter if Character B wants it as bad or not.
⑥ In public → Characters feel like taking a risk and doing it in a public place.
⑦ Roleplay → Naughty nurse fetish? Pirate kink? You and your partner decide to try it out now!
⑧ Healing → You've both fought hard or gone through a rough time and it's time to get some R&R in.
⑨ Last time → This is the last time you're going to this because you're breaking up or maybe your lover is running off to sacrifice their lives in some heroic way. The possibilities are endless, but you better make this one count.
⑩ No strings attached → You're just friends with benefits. Nothing wrong with that, right?
⑪ Anonymous → You met in a restroom or bar, any location of your choosing, but you don't even know each other's names.
⑫ Toys → You're eager to try something new, so why not toys?
⑬ Aphrodisiacs → You've been slipped a strong aphrodisiac somehow and now you absolutely cannot control yourself.
⑭ Show → You're putting on a show by either doing it right in the club or filming it for a bunch of people.
⑮ Ménage à trois → It's time for that threesome you've always dreamed of.
⑯ Non-penetrative → Frottage, handjobs, whatever you want to try out.
⑰ Controlled → You are under mind control and must do whatever your lover asks of you.
⑱ Hate sex → It's not just rough or aggressive, you absolutely cannot stand each other.
⑲ Extreme → Fisting, knife play, whatever you can think of so long as it tests the boundaries.
⑳ Fantasy → This is just a fantasy, a dream, and you know it, but what is your ideal fantasy and how willing is your partner?
blackmagus: (♒ wine)

5-2 now. Totally 5-2.

[personal profile] blackmagus 2015-01-26 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
[It's been a fairly disappointing day for Fortescue. She hasn't been able to procure the information she needs about this particular world, yet, and it's been almost a week since her arrival. Not that it hasn't been without incident. Magical mistletoe, for one. Part of her really wants to retrieve that bit of magic, if she can, but part of her also wants to leave it, because she can't imagine Imperium would do much good with it.

So she's a little surprised to walk into a quiet establishment, searching for a drink or two (or five), and spot the man she'd been in such a predicament with.

Smiling, she pauses as she passes where he's seated.]


Hello, darling. Fancy seeing you, here.
Edited (my number skills are the worst) 2015-01-26 01:30 (UTC)
bitterguardian: (you worry me...)

XD Seems more likely.

[personal profile] bitterguardian 2015-01-26 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
[Going out for drinks is not something he does often, at all, but with the holidays over and winter just beginning the long dreary stretch of cold before spring, Horvath is suffering from a little ennui. New York in January is a bitter, frozen, inhospitable place. On the one hand his home is at least warm and safe, but it's also terribly quiet. He's been meaning to try to get out a little more, anyway, and reconnect with the magical community. His allies are so few, these days, and there are bars where those who dabble in things beyond the ordinary can talk freely.

He's picked an out of the way booth, because he knows he's a distinctive figure and he's just not that sociable, but the familiar voice makes him look up from a glass of brandy, eyebrows rising. He is, of course, sitting alone. In a dark corner, no less. Horvath is oblivious to just how that looks.]

...Oh. Goodness, I wasn't expecting to run into you again... [He flounders slightly, hoping that response didn't sound rude. He's not actually displeased, since he found her pleasant to talk to, but she did seem to have a gift for putting him off his footing in the metaphorical sense. Perhaps it was simply because of the way they met, before?]

Sorry, I didn't mean- it is nice to see you. [He smiles weakly.]
blackmagus: (♒ smile)

She's many kinds of girl but not that kind. XD

[personal profile] blackmagus 2015-01-26 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
[It's oddly charming, the way he sticks his metaphorical foot into his metaphorical mouth. Sometimes Fortescue finds that sort of thing a bit tedious, but with Horvath it seems completely, helplessly, genuine. She isn't trying to put him off, at least. But she is devoid of anyone who would normally smack her shoulder and tell her to play nice.

Tonight, she decides to do it herself. All her fruitless searching has made her weary.]


I'm glad to hear it. It's nice to see you, too. [It would have been disheartening to know she'd made a prat of herself the first time 'round.] Are you waiting for someone?

[While in this dark, dark corner, and all.]
bitterguardian: (little smile)

Suggesting that would REALLY get him flustered.

[personal profile] bitterguardian 2015-01-26 01:52 am (UTC)(link)
[Horvath has always had a little bit of social difficulty, although he can be a very clever speaker in more impersonal situations. Being more of a hermit the past century or so has dulled his skills further, and he's always been lost when it comes to somebody flirting with him, which is more or less how they met the first time. He did seem to do better with shop talk.

He also gives her a sheepish little smile and gestures to the empty bench opposite, pulling his left leg up with a quiet scrape since it was stretched out under the table.]

I wasn't. Just... trying to get out of the house, once in a while. When I find myself talking to the cats only to realize they've wandered off and I'm really just talking to myself, then it's probably time to try visiting the world for an hour or two.
blackmagus: (♒ innocent)

[personal profile] blackmagus 2015-01-26 02:04 am (UTC)(link)
Cats wandering off is usually a sign, yes.

[Jazz is curled up inside of her coat, as it's cold outside and the bar doesn't welcome pets. She's not leaving him outside by himself, when she plans on staying inside for a long spell. He's asleep, and hopefully won't take up snoring. Now that would be some awkward questioning.

Fortescue sits down, and takes off her thick winter gloves. A waitress approaches and she orders herself something on the rocks that she saw on a sign outside. What the bar's advertising the most. She doubts she'll dislike it.]


How many do you have?
bitterguardian: (uncertainty)

[personal profile] bitterguardian 2015-01-26 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
[If only he knew she has a cat with her! Horvath is an absolute sucker for cats. As asking him about his own is likely to quickly reveal.]

Just the two. Mousers, of course. [He's a little too quick to add that, trying to make it sound like he only keeps them for practical reasons.]

There were ferals around, when I moved... into where I live now, but after a while I was concerned that letting them come and go was a potential security breach. I set up one-way wards for a few days, so they could leave the area but not return, but then I discovered a litter of kittens... [It's slightly awkward to explain all this, since where he lives is hidden in an abandoned train station underground.] And then I had to tailor the wards so the mother could come and go, and encourage her to move the kittens, but she left two and wouldn't come back for them, and I couldn't very well let them... well, they were so tiny, and helpless... [Why yes, he is a big softie. Who engages in sorcery battles on a fairly regular basis.]
blackmagus: (♒ smile)

[personal profile] blackmagus 2015-01-26 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
[She grins, both charmed and amused by the story. Cats inspire a lot of fuss, and it's easy to tell someone who likes them from someone who doesn't.]

Of course. That's sweet of you. But it's hard to resist kittens in general. [There's a whole section of the telenet — internet — dedicated to them.] I only have the one, but he's been a devoted friend.

[If she had more, she'd have to leave them at the manor. And they'd be all alone for long stretches of time. She couldn't do that to any cat.]

And they're useful for all sorts of things, really.
bitterguardian: (amused)

[personal profile] bitterguardian 2015-01-26 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
They were trouble. I had to feed them formula, every two hours... [The wistful little smile says it all. It's the same expression some people get over babies. Horvath is wrapped around their little pink pawpads.]

They're three or four years old, now though. You have a cat? They're... well, they do keep me on a schedule. And they usually keep me from talking to myself. I suppose I'm an old hermit, these days. The company helps. [Horvath would not describe himself as lonely, but without them, he would be.]
blackmagus: (♒ amused)

[personal profile] blackmagus 2015-01-26 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
Sounds exhausting. [But rewarding, she imagines. Fortescue chuckles and nods when he asks about her own cat.] Yes, I have one. He's... sixteen or so. He's here with me right now, if you can keep a secret.

[And there's a wink, but at least it's more conspiratorial and not outright flirting.]

Don't know what I'd do without him.

[Be completely miserable, probably. They have that much in common.]
bitterguardian: (skeptical)

[personal profile] bitterguardian 2015-01-26 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
[Raising kittens from just a week or so old may have been exhausting, but they also think the sun rises and sets on him and he'd be lost without them. It's a fair trade.]

He's... here now? [Both eyebrows rise, and he shifts in his seat slightly as if trying to see beside her. He's not going to give her away, but of course he's curious.] Does he go everywhere with you? I think the girls would be terrified if I tried taking them out anywhere... granted, the only times I have was to see the veterinarian...

[Their cats just may be an even better common ground than their magic.]
blackmagus: (♒ flippant)

[personal profile] blackmagus 2015-01-26 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
In that case, I can't really blame them.

[Fortescue reaches up to her throat and opens up the couple of clasps at the top of her coat, exposing the black cat snoozing into her shoulder. He's curled up rather like a baby. At the beginning, he hadn't liked this position. But now, he appreciates that he can nap and travel at the same time.

His face wrinkles slightly, but he doesn't open his eyes.]


Jazz and I have been a pair for quite a while. He gets lonely if I leave him.

[Or more accurately, they can't be too far without huge discomfort to both of them, but she's not going to impart the details of how he carries her soul, or that he does.]
bitterguardian: (joking around)

[personal profile] bitterguardian 2015-01-26 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Hardly. I don't like doctors, either.

[He shifts slightly again, sitting up straighter to peer over at the living fur wrap. He must help keep her warm, in this kind of weather. Horvath gives a little smile, utterly charmed by even the nosetwitch, and only belatedly realizes anyone watching would probably think he's peering at her cleavage.

Slightly sheepish, he settles back again and sips his drink.]

Sometimes the girls seem to miss me, if I'm gone too long, and sometimes I'm not sure if they just miss that I wasn't there to feed them on time. But I can't imagine the place without them, now. They make it home. [Oh yeah, they're just mousers.

He's not unfamiliar with sorcerers putting their soul into something else, but the bond between her and Jazz is probably a little different than what he's familiar with.]

He is a darling, though. Jazz is a good name...
blackmagus: (♒ laugh)

[personal profile] blackmagus 2015-01-29 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
[Jazz is what her father used to listen to, while brainstorming if he was stuck on something for work. She recalls the tones filtering through the floor in her room, as a girl. A confirmation that her father was home, but late.

She smiles at the girls. Nope, they're not mousers. Maybe they also hunt, but that's just one of the perks of having an active cat with good instincts.]


Most cats wouldn't like running around with me, I'm sure. Jazz is getting less and less tolerant of it. Most of the time, he sits on my shoulder and lets me do the work.

[Or he curls up in her coat, like this. She closes it back up again, just in case the staff walk closer.]

But he's getting on in years. [She smiles.] I suppose he's allowed.

[He won't die of old age, thanks to the soul he's got as cargo, but he will start to feel it, slowly.]
bitterguardian: (glasses smirky)

[personal profile] bitterguardian 2015-01-29 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
[He has a tendency to refer to them as the girls, and that does cause confusion once in a while. Horvath has never really thought of himself as the family type, and even less so in his old age, so the potential for misunderstanding doesn't always strike him in time. She's got him pegged right though. His cats mostly hunt paper balls, string, and his lap.]

My sympathies to him. [He nods mildly, running a hand over his gradually greying beard. The spell that was meant to keep him from aging is past its prime.]

They remind me to eat on a roughly regular basis, and sleep, and sometimes Smoke lets me know when she thinks I've been on the computer or buried in a book too long. My work these days is mostly sedentary, though. I'm not sure I caught quite what it is you do..?
blackmagus: (♒ hmmm)

[personal profile] blackmagus 2015-01-29 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
[A funny little smile curls around the corner of her lips, before she shakes her head slightly.]

Travel, mostly. Research. Information hunting. That sort of thing.

[It's vague, and yet... well, it's close enough, right now. She's forbidden to tell Horvath what she actually does, because when you sign a contract to become a void traveler you agree not to tell anyone what you're doing. When you enter another world, you must pretend to be a citizen of it.

But...

Well, she'd break her contract if it amused her enough. How would they even know? They can't even tell how long she's spent in another world, yet. She returns in the same instant she left, but on this end she could spend months and they'd never know if she told them differently.]


Pets are a good reminder of habits, yes. Jazz always tells me when he's hungry, and that sort of tells me when I should eat, too.
bitterguardian: (little smile)

[personal profile] bitterguardian 2015-01-29 01:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[He's not trying to pry so much as make friendly conversation, and find some more common ground. If she does break her contract to give away her secrets, it won't be at his insistence, but he'd also guard that secret well.]

It's more research and less travel, now. It's been suggested I get away for a while... but what would I do with the cats? I don't think they'd want a vacation, they're content where they are.

You're... not from here, though, are you? I somehow had the impression you're just visiting...
blackmagus: (♒ er?)

[personal profile] blackmagus 2015-01-30 02:05 am (UTC)(link)
[She gives a nod in confirmation.]

I don't really have a home, as such. I travel too frequently for that. But I'm not from New York, no.

[Not to mention, Fortescue doesn't have an emotional connection to any location, and she certainly doesn't like her "home base," where she has to be separated from people. But details. And secrets.]

You could always hire someone to look after them and go on vacation for a week somewhere.

[She says, not knowing what an unusual home Horvath has.]
bitterguardian: (uncertainty)

[personal profile] bitterguardian 2015-01-30 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
[He gives a mild nod, because so few people are truly from New York, when it comes down to it. Horvath considers himself more of a long-term visitor.]

Ah. It's... hm. I have a lot of... wards. For good reason. There are some dangerous items safeguarded in my home. And I have few enough friends, in any case... [He looks sheepish because it's an awkward thing to explain, and the way he gives a mild glance around as he speaks, to make sure he's not overheard, is probably telling. It's not great secret he's guarding something the Morganians want him badly enough to kill for, but there are other parties who'd be interested to know just how vast a collection of magical artifacts- and weapons he's got piled up.]
blackmagus: (♒ chinhands)

[personal profile] blackmagus 2015-01-30 04:06 am (UTC)(link)
[Well, that would make things difficult, then.]

Oh, I see. [Fortescue thoughtfully sips her drink.] I suppose that does put you in a tight spot as far as vacations are concerned. [But she considers that last part with a curious tilt of her head.] Is it that you don't like to get out much? Or that you're worried about people with no manners trying to get at you?

[Also known as those unpleasant people he'd mentioned before who attack him. Her voice makes no bones about the fact that she enjoys talking to him, and she doesn't know why anyone wouldn't.]
bitterguardian: (looking down)

Have I mentioned I cannot see the text is smallified from home?

[personal profile] bitterguardian 2015-01-30 01:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Perhaps a little of both? [He smiles weakly.]

I worry, whenever I'm away, because I have a duty of guardianship and that's not to be taken lightly. If anyone were to breach the wards while I wasn't there- and I'm sure as many Morganians as I've taken out over the centuries, some of them would see the wisdom of trying a less direct approach.

[Horvath looks down again, rolling the nearly-empty glass between his palms. In a bar in New York, he's just an easy teleport away, and sure of an instant alert if his shields were breached. Relaxing his guard and sitting somewhere a million miles away would be quite a different matter. On the other hand, he's never had, in his over 1,450 years, something that could be considered a vacation.] Of course, I'm not even sure where I'd go or what I'd do, for a vacation. It's no use if I spend the whole time worrying about the girls and the vault.
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[personal profile] blackmagus 2015-02-01 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
Mm, that's true. It does defeat the purpose of a vacation to have more stress than at home.

[She downs the last of her drink, and makes a vague hand signal for a refill.]

There's nowhere you'd like to go visit? Or revisit?

[Technically this evening is a sort of vacation for Fortescue. She doesn't exactly have her mind on her mission. Her mind is, for a few hours, all Horvath's. And Jazz's, of course, but he always has her.]
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[personal profile] bitterguardian 2015-02-01 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
I suppose I've lived on my guard for so long, I've lost the knack for anything else...

[He sighs, and works on finishing his before the waitstaff arrives.]

I don't know, the world has changed so much... I've made visits to the old keep, now and again. Merlin's I mean... there's not much left now, but it's still something like home...
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[personal profile] blackmagus 2015-02-01 06:50 am (UTC)(link)
[Fortescue gives a sympathetic smile.]

So a visit to an old haunt that's changed might be more depressing than anything else?

[She can see how that might work. If she ever got the chance to go to her childhood home, again, she'd probably just go once to collect a few things. There are too many metaphorical ghosts. But for Horvath, perhaps the sheer number of times people have gotten history incorrect is depressing. He's lived it, after all.]
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[personal profile] bitterguardian 2015-02-01 05:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes and no. Also I'd be roughing it, there, which I'm not as good at anymore. [He smiles weakly. Horvath would say modern living has made him soft, but it's also just that losing part of a leg has severely hampered his physical abilities.]

It was suggested I go someplace... warmer. Luxurious, but... [Horvath gives a shrug. He's not the lounge-on-a-beach type.]
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[personal profile] blackmagus 2015-02-02 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
[Fortescue is — in general — opposed to roughing it (anywhere), and nods. That won't do. Vacations are for relaxing. Not for complaining about rocks you had to sleep on. Her firm beliefs, anyway.]

Perhaps some place will come up, then. There are all sorts of interesting corners in the world. [Although now she has to be cautious, because perhaps she might mention things that don't exist here. But she's pretty sure this did...] In Norway, [though it's not called that, back home,] there are these glass igloos you can rent, to sleep under the Northern Lights. I've always been tempted.

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