The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby MountainFireflower » Dec 22, 2011 6:39 pm

Lady Z grabbed a cup of cider, then drifted over to where the others were conversing by the fireplace. She lurked on the outside edges of the group, waiting to see where the conversation would lead. At the mention of a sonic screwdriver, her eyes lit up. "Aha! That makes the second one I've seen this week. I really should look into a way to acquire one for my personal collection." She leaned over Elsa's shoulder, trying to inconspicuously examine the screwdriver.

After she'd been satisfied with a good long look, she remained standing as she sipped her cider. Her purple eyes reflected the glow of the fire, giving her a strange if not fearsome look. "The Fountain Fellowship? Hmm. Maybe. It sounds quite familiar, actually, though I don't think I was involved in anything like that. Would you care to elaborate?"

((OOC: I was originally writing this post on my laptop, but then my computer froze up right before I was about to submit it. When my computer didn't respond, I promptly wrote down the entire post onto some paper, and then took it over to my family's desktop to type it up. If that isn't dedication, I don't know what is. ;)) Actually, though, I just didn't want to try to recreate my post all over again, which is probably more laziness than it is dedication. Oh well. :p))
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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby stargazer » Dec 22, 2011 8:42 pm

[That's dedication, Mountie!
Argh. Just lost a post here]


"I would love to meet your wife...Would you mind telling me more about more about your world's theories, and the wormhole? I've heard of wormholes, but they have remained quite elusive."


Erik grinned at Lady A. "Well, Abby is inside the Mansion, and I bet there are plenty of new people to meet there, and some refreshments too. So if you wish, we could make our way there.

"Wormholes are elusive for us too, though they are popular in our fiction. The only known one is the one which comes here. I could show it to you later if you like. I'm not as conversant with the theory as I could be - astronomy is my forte - but it starts with something called an Einstein-Rosenbery bridge..."
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Meanwhile Abby and the Baxters had taken a break from interior decorating and were enjoying some cider near the fire. They were astounded when a young man made the fire grow just by pointing something at it. "Pardon me," Abby said. "I couldn't help overhearing. I've not heard of the Fountain Fellowship - but then I'm not from around here - but I do know a sonic screwdriver when I hear one. But where I come from it's just a television show. I can't believe you have a real one!"
But all night, Aslan and the Moon gazed upon each other with joyful and unblinking eyes.
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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby Bookwyrm » Dec 23, 2011 1:11 am

"Oh, my name? Nathanael. Want to go inside? It looks like everyone else is heading inside and given the festive nature of the occasion, there's sure to be food."

Inside the Mansion, Moira from the local bakery Death by Pastry was arranging platters full of exquisite pastries on a large buffet table. There were culinary representatives of a few dozen worlds, planets, alternate universes, and higher planes of existence. As Nathanael stepped through the door she turned to speak to him.

"Any chance you can cast that wonderful no calorie spell again? Oh, and don't go down the alleyway behind Dressed to Kill next Thursday. You'll die."


"Sorry, Moira. It's a one-shot spell. Though I could probably make them 1 calorie deserts. And I make a habit of never going near Dressed to Kill. A graduate of the Assassins Guild and a Charter Mage in one place? A little too much creepy for my tastes."
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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby Menelve » Dec 23, 2011 11:05 am

Elsa examined the proffered sonic screwdriver with interest. She attempted to examine its magic-like abilities but was unable to unravel all the complexities and gave up.

"Fellowship what?" She asked, scooting back to her spot on the floor. "I haven't heard of this or of those Time Lords you referred to. Oh I do love a good story. Please elaborate!"

Elsa cupped both her hands around the steaming cup of cider to warm them and settled back to listen.
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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby Lady Arwen » Dec 23, 2011 6:24 pm

(Sweetie, Moira's color is evil.)

Lady A listened intently to the gargoyle, mentally making some notes about the various aspects of the wormholes.

"It seems that there is not much time travel technology in your world, then. It is mainly a part of your sci-fi, then. I imagine there has been a good amount of research and study over the matter, if it appears so frequently in your literature?"

Lady A smiled at Nathanael.

"Pleased to make your acquaintanceship."

She nodded as both men suggested going inside.

"Twould not be a bad idea in the least," she smiled, following them in. She paused and cocked her head a bit when she heard Nathanael conversing with the bakery lady.

"So, is he a mage or something?" she asked Erik quietly.
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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby Aravis_Tarkheena011 » Dec 23, 2011 9:15 pm

A young woman - short of stature - slid down the the long flank of her none-to-small Reine (A creature similar to an extremely large horse with great lion's paws instead of hoofs *O.O.C. I invented it myself :p *). then patting it on it's side, she walked to the gigantic doors of the Ditto Masion. She was unsure of what she would find inside. This was, after all, her first appearance in the town called Ditto (though she had peeked in at the square earlier that day she hadn't been quite able to summon up the courage to say anything). She pushed open one of the doors and gasped as the Christmas-y brilliance of the mansion's contents invaded all of her senses. Quite involuntarily she exclaimed in excitement "How lovely!"

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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby Lady Arwen » Dec 23, 2011 10:36 pm

Lady A twirled gracefully too look at this young lady.

"Isn't it?" she exclaimed. "I've only just popped in myself. Welcome."
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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby Aravis_Tarkheena011 » Dec 23, 2011 11:14 pm

The young lady was a little bit embarrassed by the fact that anyone had heard her. But, since this particular person looked quite nice, she did a little curtsy and said: "Thank you! I'm very pleased to be here." she stopped for a moment trying to decide if she aught to say something else but settled on twitching up the right corner of her mouth. She wasn't quite ready to smile all the way due to the fact that she didn't know if smiling would be the appropriate response to the welcome of such a regal looking Lady.

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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby stargazer » Dec 24, 2011 10:26 am

"You're right," Erik replied to Lady A's first inquiry. "Lots of theory, little practical application to wormholes."

He led her into the Mansion, pausing when she asked, "So, is he a mage or something?"

The gargoyle glanced in Nathanael's direction. "To tell the truth, I have no idea. But knowing Ditto Town, it wouldn't surprise me."

Erik made a beeline for the fireplace where Abby and Molly were. They were almost there when the young lady marveled at the Christmas decorations and curtseyed to Lady A.

He offered his own introductions to this newcomer. "Hello! Welcome to the Mansion Christmas celebration!"

By now Abby had made her way to his side. "Lady A, may I present my lovely ma--uh, wife, Abby? And this little lady - " He took the little one into his arms so Abby could shake hands with their new friend. "- This is Molly, our daughter."

His face was filled with pride and love as he bounced the girl in his arms and adjusted one of her pigtails. And just like that Lady A saw him change from a theoretical physicist to a doting father.

He turned to the young lady, still holding Molly in his arms. "I don't believe I caught your name," he prompted.
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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby Aravis_Tarkheena011 » Dec 24, 2011 12:34 pm

The young lady watched as the man and his wife adored their baby and was surprised when his attention turned back to her. "I'm Enna," She paused "Well, Elaina, actually... But Enna for short." She curtsied again and inquired after the health of person in the rapidly growing circle. She'd never been very good with small talk but didn't know what else to do; seeing as she knew of no common ground on which to stable her nervous feet. So she stuck with health and small talk, but her large, light eyes (the precise colour was difficult to tell due to its constant shifting and the chaotic glowing of the Christmas light) wandered over each person's face in awe of these cheery, friendly people. Her eyes finally settled on the baby (had the man said that her name was Molly?) and the corners of her eyes wrinkled up in a little smile that she reserved for use only on especially good things. "Your daughter is lovely..." she almost didn't ask, but it was a Christmas party after all and these people did seem very friendly "Might I hold her?"

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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby stargazer » Dec 24, 2011 2:40 pm

"Thank you, Elaina; you're too kind," Abby said upon hearing the young woman compliment her daughter. "Of course you can hold her."

Erik juggled the precious bundle a little as he prepared to hand Molly off to Elaina. "I'm called Erik, by the way. Pleased to meet you.

"One thing to watch for, though," he grinned, "is not to pinch her little tail."
(Molly's description is here).

He moved the pink blanket which was wrapped around his daughter just a bit to show the tail in question, then lovingly offered her over to Elaina. The girl's cooing sounds continued as she looked up at this new friend.

"She likes you," Abby winked.

Erik glanced back at Lady A. "You're welcome to hold her too, if you like, after Elaina."


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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby zlcva » Dec 24, 2011 6:28 pm

((OOC: Sorry, I was traveling all day yesterday.))

Zack smiled at Abby (before she moved away).

"It's a TV show where I come from, too," he said. "That's one of the glories of Ditto Town."

With all the requests for elaboration on the Fountain Fellowship, Zack decided he had better comply. Pocketing his sonic screwdriver, he pulled up a chair.

"Well, I'm not much of a storyteller, at least not verbally, but since you insist..."

((OOC: Sorry, that's all I got right now. Just a quick drive-by post whilst at relatives.))
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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby stargazer » Dec 25, 2011 5:58 pm

Abby smiled back at Zack when she heard his explanation. "My apologies for leaving you behind; thanks for answering my question."

Erik was thrilled to be in the Mansion with his family, surrounded by friends new and old. He raised a glass of cider and said, "Merry Christmas to all!"

Then Molly whispered in her little voice, "And God bless us, every one!"

(Well, maybe not that last part. ;) Molly can't talk just yet).
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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby zlcva » Dec 25, 2011 8:03 pm

Zace (who had picked up a cup of cider by now) raised his glass in response and smiled.

Zack (who had been given a cup of cider as well) echoed Erik's "Merry Christmas!" and took a sip... and grimaced, not finding it particularly to his liking. :ymblushing:
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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby Aravis_Tarkheena011 » Dec 26, 2011 2:30 pm

Enna gladly took the little bundle into her arms and cooed over it as she took care to avoid said pinching of said tail. She'd gotten into a terrible habit lately of calling small children by ridiculously misconstrued names. Now was by no means an exception. She whispered into the baby's ear "What a sweet ickle wittle badykins!" Adding on a few croonings here and there. The phrase may have translated something like "What a sweet little bitty babykin", but, of course, nobody could possible tell for sure. In this particular case she managed to keep from babbling on too long. Instead she asked "how old the wee deary is" of the said darling's parents (and also if either one of them "knows where to find the cider, please").

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Re: The Mansion: Christmas and the New Year!

Postby Lady Arwen » Dec 26, 2011 5:07 pm

Lady A could barely resist squeaking and cooing over Molly. The tiny Tim of the gargoyles, and she was so CUTE! She smiled at Erik and Abby.

"You definitely have a little sweetheart there," she said, smiling at the cooing baby. Erik raised his glass to Christmas, and Lady A looked around quickly for a glass to raise, too. Lady Z had just taken a sip out of her mug, so Lady A snatched it.

"and to all a good night!" she added, lifting the mug, then bringing it to her lips for a slurp. "And may we party all the way through it."
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