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[10/7/2017 6:09:44 PM] Ry: We were using this room.  You had left the museum with a Forgewight, whatever that was!  Some fae thing.

[10/7/2017 6:10:15 PM] Josie: Come on.

[10/7/2017 6:11:54 PM] Ry: He's following!

[10/7/2017 6:12:13 PM | Edited 6:12:21 PM] Josie: Do fae even drink tea?

[10/7/2017 6:12:45 PM] Ry: Of course.

[10/7/2017 6:13:05 PM] Ry: Theo:   I met many Fae that claim to have invented it.

[10/7/2017 6:13:43 PM] Josie: Ugh, they must have been insufferable.

[10/7/2017 6:16:20 PM] Ry: Theo:  Many of them are.

[10/7/2017 6:16:47 PM] Ry: Theo:  .... though I suspect the same can be said of demons.

[10/7/2017 6:16:57 PM] Josie: Of course it is. Aren't most people altogether?

[10/7/2017 6:17:03 PM] *** Josie is, in fact, bringing him home. ***

[10/7/2017 6:17:10 PM] Ry: Theo:  True.

[10/7/2017 6:17:21 PM] Ry: Theo is following.  "So, where are we going?"

[10/7/2017 6:18:34 PM] Josie: Home. My London house.

[10/7/2017 6:19:05 PM] Josie: Nobody'd look for you there.

[10/7/2017 6:19:40 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... all right.

[10/7/2017 6:20:21 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... you realize I do still have Hounds on me.

[10/7/2017 6:20:49 PM] Josie: Well, how do you get them off, then?

[10/7/2017 6:21:16 PM] Ry: Theo:  I'm thinking.

[10/7/2017 6:22:10 PM] Josie: Are they after you or after the things?

[10/7/2017 6:23:14 PM] Ry: Theo:  Both, I suppose.  I think the things are a higher priority.

[10/7/2017 6:24:36 PM] Josie: Well, I've got the bell anyway, I suppose that's bad enough.

[10/7/2017 6:28:54 PM] Ry: Theo:  They won't look for a demon to have it.

[10/7/2017 6:30:22 PM] Josie: Oh, they won't? Even though you're defecting or whatever?

[10/7/2017 6:31:29 PM] Ry: Theo:  I'm not defecting.

[10/7/2017 6:31:37 PM] Ry: Theo:  I'm deserting.

[10/7/2017 6:31:42 PM] Ry: Theo:  There's a difference.

[10/7/2017 6:32:45 PM] Josie: I suppose there is. Why are you, anyway?

[10/7/2017 6:35:00 PM] Ry: Theo:  I decided I was leaving not long after they told me I couldn't.

[10/7/2017 6:36:25 PM] Josie: ... you're an escaped prisoner?

[10/7/2017 6:42:16 PM] Ry: Theo:  Kind of?  I supose so.

[10/7/2017 6:47:40 PM] Josie: ... it doesn't matter to me.

[10/7/2017 6:49:53 PM] Ry: Theo:  It's a weird situation.

[10/7/2017 6:50:07 PM] Ry: He shrugs.  "... why are you doing all this, anyway?"

[10/7/2017 6:51:39 PM] Josie: I don't know. I suppose I really just didn't like the dog.

[10/7/2017 6:55:32 PM] Ry: Theo:  That's not unreasonable.  They're not really trained for manners.

[10/7/2017 6:57:08 PM] Josie: Unlike you?

[10/7/2017 6:58:47 PM] Ry: Theo:  I haven't bitten you once yet.

[10/7/2017 6:59:05 PM] Josie: You seem well-mannered enough.

[10/7/2017 7:01:21 PM] Ry: Theo:  Well,... I try.

[10/7/2017 7:03:40 PM] Josie: So you're obviously not a dog. What are you?

[10/7/2017 7:03:59 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... that's rather a personal question.

[10/7/2017 7:04:18 PM] Josie: It shouldn't be, you already know what I am.

[10/7/2017 7:04:32 PM] Josie: Should we go for a swim in the river? Or is it a supernatural scent?

[10/7/2017 7:05:07 PM] Ry: Theo:  It's a supernatural thing.

[10/7/2017 7:06:34 PM] Josie: Then we need a supernatural solution. Can you put a bit of yourself into some objects?

[10/7/2017 7:07:56 PM] Ry: Theo:  Yes.  That was my plan, really, I just need a place where I can work.  And that hound had tracked me down too quickly.

[10/7/2017 7:08:19 PM] Josie: Well I can't take you home until we've done it.

[10/7/2017 7:10:47 PM | Edited 7:10:59 PM] Ry: Theo:  Then I need a place to work. Know of a forge?

[10/7/2017 7:11:52 PM] Josie: ... yes. But I can't bring you there if it's not safe for the smith and his family.

[10/7/2017 7:15:50 PM] Ry: Theo:  I can't promise it won't be dangerous, but I think we have enough of a march on the hounds, especially since the one that tracked me first is off licking his wounds.  They can't heal too fast in this world.

[10/7/2017 7:16:30 PM] Josie: And he'll be stuck like that for a while, too, I think. I took quite a bit of his energy.

[10/7/2017 7:17:14 PM | Edited 7:18:06 PM] Ry: Theo nods..  "And if any hounds come around, I'll deal with them."

[10/7/2017 7:18:51 PM] Josie: Or I will, but we'll stand and fight. Deal.

[10/7/2017 7:18:57 PM] Josie: All right, this way.

[10/7/2017 7:19:02 PM] *** Josie checks the street signs. ***

[10/7/2017 7:20:19 PM] Ry: He follows!  It's about nine in the evening at this point.

[10/7/2017 7:21:05 PM] *** Josie brings him to her local blacksmith, the one who helps her own horses. He's a bit of a horse whisperer. ***

[10/7/2017 7:22:43 PM] Ry: The shop is closed and the forge is quiet at this time of night.

[10/7/2017 7:23:06 PM] Josie: ... do you want to wake him up or just... break in and use magic to damp the sound?

[10/7/2017 7:23:46 PM] Ry: Theo:  The less he knows the better.

[10/7/2017 7:24:53 PM] *** Josie nods. ***

[10/7/2017 7:25:07 PM] Josie: ... I'm assuming you can break in. I mean, you are the thief.

[10/7/2017 7:27:56 PM] Ry: Theo:  Of course.

[10/7/2017 7:28:09 PM] Josie: I can make the sound wall.

[10/7/2017 7:28:52 PM] *** Josie does, using a pinch of dirt to make arcane symbols in the air. ***

[10/7/2017 7:29:36 PM] Ry: Theo goes to the door, and easily magics it open.

[10/7/2017 7:31:51 PM] *** Josie goes inside. ***

[10/7/2017 7:33:54 PM] Josie: ... what would you have done if he'd taken me hostage?

[10/7/2017 7:37:24 PM] Ry: Theo:  That's an excellent question.  I would have activated the trap, not knowing you were not fully human.  With anyone else, there would have been no issue.

[10/7/2017 7:37:54 PM] Josie: And then what?

[10/7/2017 7:38:31 PM] Ry: Theo:  I would have probably killed him, then set you free.

[10/7/2017 7:39:41 PM] Josie: You don't mind humans, then?

[10/7/2017 7:41:01 PM] *** Josie watches him to see what he does at the forge. ***

[10/7/2017 7:56:49 PM] Ry: He inspects the forge first, with a critical eye, then nods to himself.  Then he pulls a knife out of his jacket.

[10/7/2017 7:57:30 PM] *** Josie just starts walking around at the other end of the room, watching. ***

[10/7/2017 7:59:44 PM] Ry: He uses the knife to cut his palm, and holds it over the forge.

[10/7/2017 7:59:54 PM] Josie: ... I'd heard fae magic was different.

[10/7/2017 8:02:59 PM] Ry: A few drops of... well, we'll call it blood, because that's what most people have there, fall out.  Its not so much blood, but tiny drops of some luminous energy the drop onto the Forge.  The coals then begin to glow blue.

[10/7/2017 8:03:33 PM] Josie: What, no flowers?

[10/7/2017 8:10:17 PM] Josie: ... do all of you have magic blood?

[10/7/2017 8:10:19 PM] *** Josie watches. ***

[10/7/2017 8:10:44 PM] Ry: Theo:  Just me.

[10/7/2017 8:10:55 PM] Josie: The other one's blood turned to flowers.

[10/7/2017 8:11:40 PM] Ry: Theo:  Oh, well.  I don't really have blood.

[10/7/2017 8:11:50 PM] Josie: ...then what was that?

[10/7/2017 8:12:25 PM] Ry: Theo:  But blood has very potent ties to magic.  In a Fae, it has ties to the world they come from.

[10/7/2017 8:14:35 PM] Josie: Except for you.

[10/7/2017 8:15:04 PM] Josie: ... were they harvesting your blood? Is that why you escaped?

[10/7/2017 8:15:44 PM] Ry: Theo:  I have... energy, I guess.

[10/7/2017 8:15:56 PM] Ry: Theo:  No.  Though that would have occurred to them eventually.

[10/7/2017 8:17:23 PM] Josie: Is there anything I can do to help this go a bit faster?

[10/7/2017 8:17:30 PM] Josie: I don't know your kind of magic.

[10/7/2017 8:26:15 PM] Ry: Theo shakes his head.  "No.  This will fade quickly... I have to get to work.  I need to make a few minor objects."

[10/7/2017 8:27:00 PM] *** Josie nods. ***

[10/7/2017 8:27:03 PM] Josie: Go on, then.

[10/7/2017 8:29:49 PM] *** Josie watches interestedly. ***

[10/7/2017 8:36:45 PM] Ry: He sets to making horseshoes!  Very simple horseshoes.

[10/7/2017 8:37:15 PM] Ry: He does it very quickly, though.

[10/7/2017 8:37:18 PM] *** Josie watches interestedly, wondering if he'll take his shirt off. ***

[10/7/2017 8:38:17 PM] Ry: He does before long.

[10/7/2017 8:38:34 PM] Josie: Shall I avert my eyes?

[10/7/2017 8:38:38 PM] Ry: And it's not even that he's moving very fast, so much that he's moving very surely, and there's very few wated moves.

[10/7/2017 8:41:14 PM] Josie: Aren't you going to make me one?

[10/7/2017 8:41:43 PM] Ry: You don't seem the sort to swoon.

[10/7/2017 8:42:00 PM] Josie: Not under these circumstances.

[10/7/2017 8:43:10 PM] Josie: Are you going to put those above people's doors?

[10/7/2017 8:44:18 PM] Ry: Theo:  No?  The shape is irrelevant here, it's just what I have to work with.

[10/7/2017 8:45:08 PM] Josie: All right. Now what?

[10/7/2017 8:48:25 PM] Josie: Are you a blacksmith back in faerie?

[10/7/2017 8:50:15 PM] Ry: Theo:  Basically.

[10/7/2017 8:50:28 PM] Josie: ...is that what a forgewight is?

[10/7/2017 8:50:54 PM] Ry: Theo:  Yeah, kinda.  We make things.

[10/7/2017 8:51:28 PM] Josie: I knitted a scarf once.

[10/7/2017 8:57:45 PM] Ry: Theo:  I did that too.  If you swung it around, it cut like a blade.

[10/7/2017 8:58:33 PM] Josie: Useful and fashionable.

[10/7/2017 8:59:58 PM] Josie: I shall have to introduce you to my tailor.

[10/7/2017 9:02:27 PM] Josie: Will these explode?

[10/7/2017 9:04:42 PM] Josie: Turn into poisonous snakes?

[10/7/2017 9:06:15 PM] Ry: Theo shakes his head.  "No.  They'll just be beacons to draw people looking for my 'scent' to them.

[10/7/2017 9:06:49 PM] Josie: All right. Let's put a few on trains.

[10/7/2017 9:11:54 PM] Josie: ... if they're ready.

[10/7/2017 9:13:42 PM] Ry: Theo:  Theyre not, yet.  I still have to imbue them.

[10/7/2017 9:14:18 PM] Josie: Oh. More than your blood?

[10/7/2017 9:14:48 PM] Ry: Theo:  That was me just preparing the forge.

[10/7/2017 9:15:35 PM] Josie: Oh. Well, go on then, unless you need a bit of demon in there with it.

[10/7/2017 9:22:05 PM] Ry: Theo thinks.  "No, that would just mess up the signal I'm trying to send, I think."

[10/7/2017 9:23:29 PM] Ry: He's wearing an undershirt, but you can see, on this chest, where his heart would be, a faint glow, as if something that was under the skin.  Pulses travel from this glow down his arm, and into his fingers, which he draws along the sides of the still hot horseshoes, embedding runes and symbols along them.

[10/7/2017 9:24:06 PM] Josie: You do emit some sort of energy, don't you.

[10/7/2017 9:31:07 PM] Ry: Theo nods.  "Yeah.  I'm not actually sure I'm alive in the classic sense.

[10/7/2017 9:32:08 PM] Josie: Of course you realize that's quite a bit like dangling a plateful of still-warm chocolates in front of me.

[10/7/2017 9:33:27 PM] Ry: Theo:  You already threatened to eat me.  Several times.  What's one more?

[10/7/2017 9:34:05 PM] Josie: Look, if I wanted to eat you you'd want me. That's how it works.

[10/7/2017 9:36:50 PM] Ry: He makes a face.

[10/7/2017 9:37:52 PM] Josie:  Well you needn't look that disgusted. That's just unkind.

[10/7/2017 9:40:21 PM] Ry: "That's just how it works," he says, shaking his head.  "Is not a good reason to do *anything*."

[10/7/2017 9:40:43 PM] Josie: I'm not doing it, obviously.

[10/7/2017 9:42:37 PM] Josie: I'm just explaining that you really don't need to worry until you start wanting.

[10/7/2017 9:46:35 PM] Ry: Theo:  Oh.  I'm sorry.  Yes, that probably came off as a bit rude.  You are of course very attractive.   But apparently Forgewights getting chained to the forge of whatever Fae Lord wants them to is also 'just the way things work'.

[10/7/2017 9:46:53 PM] Ry: Theo:  I am about done with the way things work, thank you.

[10/7/2017 9:48:18 PM] Josie: ... if this turns out to be some sort of trick, I'm going to kill you with a great deal of relish. But if it doesn't... that's not right. And I'll try to help.

[10/7/2017 9:51:10 PM] Ry: Theo:  I am not terribly good at tricking people.

[10/7/2017 9:51:17 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... and thank you.  That's kind.

[10/7/2017 9:52:05 PM] *** Josie shrugs. ***

[10/7/2017 9:52:13 PM] Josie: You saved my favorite dress. I thought that was rather kind of you.

[10/7/2017 9:53:09 PM] Ry: Theo:  Well, it was my fault it got ruined, however indirectly.

[10/7/2017 9:53:23 PM] *** Josie nods. ***

[10/7/2017 9:55:22 PM] Josie: They just... chain you to a forge?

[10/7/2017 9:56:32 PM] Ry: Theo:  Apparently some lords have that ability in times of war.

[10/7/2017 9:56:46 PM] Ry: Which is, you know, always.

[10/7/2017 9:57:56 PM] Josie: Is it a particular lord?

[10/7/2017 9:58:39 PM] Ry: Theo:   Oh, sure, the Lord of Winter's Thorns.

[10/7/2017 9:58:53 PM] Ry: Theo  I don't know why they don't just say *icicles'.

[10/7/2017 9:59:10 PM] *** Josie laughs. ***

[10/7/2017 9:59:13 PM] Josie: Is that what it means?

[10/7/2017 9:59:46 PM] Ry: Theo:  Yeah, icicle motifs all over his estate.

[10/7/2017 10:01:05 PM] Josie: ... he sounds powerful.

[10/7/2017 10:04:33 PM] Ry: Theo:  There are a million lords and ladies in Fae.  But he is powerful.

[10/7/2017 10:08:10 PM] Josie: And you're not?

[10/7/2017 10:08:55 PM] Ry: Theo:  I'm not fae enough for that.

[10/7/2017 10:09:12 PM] Josie: What does that mean? Not enough sparkles, or?

[10/7/2017 10:10:58 PM] Ry: Theo:  My mother is human.

[10/7/2017 10:11:33 PM] Josie: Oh. You mean you're not... oh.

[10/7/2017 10:14:25 PM] Ry: Theo:  Not fae enough, yes.

[10/7/2017 10:15:18 PM] Josie: I didn't realize they had that sort of attitude.

[10/7/2017 10:16:13 PM] Ry: Theo:  Doesn't everyone, when you get right down to it?

[10/7/2017 10:16:26 PM] Ry: Theo:  Most of them aren't like that.

[10/7/2017 10:18:51 PM] Josie: ... I'm part human too.

[10/7/2017 10:20:01 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... Oh.  Huh.  I guess that makes sense, most demons can't stay long term here, and you have a house.

[10/7/2017 10:25:04 PM] Josie: Yes. Though I try not to spend too much time here. ... I like it quite a bit.

[10/7/2017 10:25:33 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... so you mostly live there?

[10/7/2017 10:26:10 PM] Josie: Yes. ... this feels more like home.

[10/7/2017 10:26:32 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... so why don't you spend more time here?

[10/7/2017 10:27:25 PM] Josie: I have... responsibilities.

[10/7/2017 10:28:52 PM] Ry: Theo:  So did I.  They got me chained to a forge.

[10/7/2017 10:29:13 PM] Josie: I'm safe from that, at least.

[10/7/2017 10:29:33 PM] Josie: You're the one who ought to stay here.

[10/7/2017 10:31:08 PM] Ry: He nods, finishing up the third horseshoe, and setting them on the workbench.

[10/7/2017 10:32:36 PM] Josie: You do lovely work.

[10/7/2017 10:33:53 PM] Ry: The corners of his mouth turn downward.

[10/7/2017 10:34:12 PM] Ry: Theo:  Eh, if I had more time, they'd be even better.

[10/7/2017 10:34:55 PM] Josie: It's quite a bit faster than I've seen anyone else manage a horseshoe.

[10/7/2017 10:35:48 PM] Ry: Theo:  I'm very good at what I do.

[10/7/2017 10:36:18 PM] Josie: What do you do, normally?

[10/7/2017 10:43:40 PM] Ry: Theo:  I make things.  I've always made things.

[10/7/2017 10:45:19 PM] Josie: What kinds of things?

[10/7/2017 10:48:56 PM] Ry: Theo:  I like machines.  Devices.

[10/7/2017 10:51:04 PM] *** Josie brightens a bit. ***

[10/7/2017 10:52:56 PM] Josie: When we're done sending the decoys out, perhaps you'd like to see my motorcar. It was horribly expensive. It's entirely nonmagical, if you can believe it.

[10/7/2017 10:53:55 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... that would be very nice.    They're fascinating devices.

[10/7/2017 10:55:26 PM] Josie: The engine schematic isn't nearly as hard to read as I thought it would be, either. I've been able to fix everything that's gone wrong with it, though I think some specialized tools might help. I've ruined several hatpins already and I don't think most people even have them.

[10/7/2017 10:55:33 PM] Josie: So I don't know what they do.

[10/7/2017 10:59:07 PM] Ry: Theo:  Hatpins are great.

[10/7/2017 10:59:45 PM] Josie: Yes, but usually men don't have them. Oh, of course, you're fae! You needn't be the same all the time either.

[10/7/2017 11:00:22 PM] Josie: ... which reminds me... what are you planning to do with the horseshoes?

[10/7/2017 11:05:19 PM] Josie: If it would help, I could make a few simulacra of you to carry them.

[10/7/2017 11:06:29 PM] Ry: Theo:  The trains were a good idea.  I'll set one on a train, and scatter the other two. Maybe put one on a boat, the other somewhere in teh city, somewhere stable, with some traps.

[10/7/2017 11:06:52 PM] *** Josie nods. ***

[10/7/2017 11:07:16 PM] Josie: They don't last forever, and they're not usually very intelligent, but...

[10/7/2017 11:09:52 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... it's a good idea.

[10/7/2017 11:10:07 PM] Josie: You're not going to like it.

[10/7/2017 11:11:18 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... why.

[10/7/2017 11:11:52 PM] Josie: To do it properly I'm going to need a bit of you.

[10/7/2017 11:13:53 PM] Josie: Hair and some of your energy.

[10/7/2017 11:14:37 PM] Ry: Theo:  I have your blood, so it's only fair.

[10/7/2017 11:14:52 PM] *** Ry goes and pulls some of his hair. ***

[10/7/2017 11:15:12 PM] Josie: Are the horseshoes ready?

[10/7/2017 11:16:14 PM] Ry: He nods!

[10/7/2017 11:17:20 PM] Josie: All right. ... I've never made six at a time before. It should make an interesting little challenge!

[10/7/2017 11:17:40 PM] Ry: Theo:  Six?  I thought two would be enough.

[10/7/2017 11:19:13 PM] Josie: I suppose we don't want to tip our hand early.

[10/7/2017 11:20:08 PM] Josie: ... and only doing two will let me make them last a bit longer and be a bit more convincing.

[10/7/2017 11:22:51 PM] Ry: Theo:  I mean, their main purpose is to carry and place the horseshoes.

[10/7/2017 11:23:08 PM] Josie: They can serve as decoys themselves as well.

[10/7/2017 11:23:35 PM] Josie: With enough of your energy they'll be magically indistinguishable from you, especially from far away and if it's not someone who knows you.

[10/7/2017 11:24:21 PM] Ry: Theo:  I don't know that they'd fool the hounds, though.

[10/7/2017 11:25:06 PM] Josie: It might. It mimicks a magical signature--and, well... it'll have bits of your actual soul in it.

[10/7/2017 11:26:08 PM] Ry: Theo:  They're also made with demonic magic.

[10/7/2017 11:27:23 PM] Josie: ... I could try to teach you to do it yourself. ... or do it through you, but you really wouldn't like that.

[10/7/2017 11:30:52 PM] Ry: Theo:  No.  Two will be enough, to get the horseshoes in place -- then between the enchantments on the horseshoes and the simulacra, they should create very convincing trails to follow.

[10/7/2017 11:31:12 PM] *** Josie nods. ***

[10/7/2017 11:32:59 PM] Josie: I'm surprised you trust me enough for that, even.

[10/7/2017 11:39:43 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... well.  What can I say, you're disarming.  And you helped me already, and you didn't have to.

[10/7/2017 11:39:54 PM] Ry: And like i said, it's only fair.

[10/7/2017 11:41:20 PM] Josie: All right. Come here.

[10/7/2017 11:41:28 PM] Ry: he does so!

[10/7/2017 11:42:33 PM] Josie: Now, I could do this with some sort of ritual, but it's faster and more efficient to do it the, er... natural way.

[10/7/2017 11:42:52 PM] Ry: Theo:  Which is?

[10/7/2017 11:43:27 PM] Josie: ... well, you saw before. I'm half succubus.

[10/7/2017 11:44:01 PM] Ry: Theo:  Oh, right, the kissing.  I didn't know if you had some kind of proboscis to contend with.

[10/7/2017 11:44:20 PM] Josie: Oh no! I suppose I do hide my tail and my horns here, but that's it.

[10/7/2017 11:50:59 PM] Josie: ... full-blood succubi usually have red eyes, but not me.

[10/7/2017 11:56:20 PM] Josie: Anyway. We can do it the other way if you prefer. If it bothers you.

[10/7/2017 11:59:37 PM] *** Ry shrugs, and kisses you, suddenly! ***

[10/8/2017 12:00:08 AM] *** Josie is quite surprised, but does kiss back! ***

[10/8/2017 3:28:53 PM] Ry: Theo had just kissed the girl!

[10/8/2017 3:29:14 PM] *** Josie was kissed! And kisses back, rather thoroughly! ***

[10/8/2017 3:29:40 PM] Ry: So, her intent here was jsust to take enough energy to power her spell, right?

[10/8/2017 3:29:56 PM] *** Josie had, yep! ... though she's rather forgotten about that entirely. ***

[10/8/2017 3:30:19 PM] Ry: Is she taking more, or less?

[10/8/2017 3:30:40 PM] *** Josie isn't taking any at this point. Apparently she's easily distracted by handsome fae boys. ***

[10/8/2017 3:34:48 PM] Ry: Okay!  Well, she gets some, anyway.... he's like a battery, and she just licked it.

[10/8/2017 3:36:29 PM] *** Josie will go on kissing him for a good long time, too, unless he objects at some point. ***

[10/8/2017 3:39:27 PM] Ry: He pulls away after a bit.  "That... wasn't so bad."

[10/8/2017 3:39:46 PM] *** Josie reddens. ***

[10/8/2017 3:39:51 PM] Josie: ... that's because I forgot to do it.

[10/8/2017 3:39:55 PM] Josie: I wasn't ready.

[10/8/2017 3:40:08 PM] Ry: Theo: Oh.  Sorry.

[10/8/2017 3:40:17 PM] Josie: It isn't as if I do that all the time, you know.

[10/8/2017 3:42:51 PM] Ry: Theo:  Sorry!

[10/8/2017 3:43:34 PM] Josie: It's all right. Here, let me try it again.

[10/8/2017 3:43:49 PM] *** Josie kisses him again, this time more mindfully! She does try to be careful. ***

[10/8/2017 3:46:56 PM] Ry: Okay!  Do you try to take energy this time?

[10/8/2017 3:47:04 PM] *** Josie does. Carefully. ***

[10/8/2017 3:47:41 PM] Ry: Gimme a roll!

[10/8/2017 3:47:59 PM] Josie: ((9!))

[10/8/2017 3:49:46 PM] Ry: Okay!  You manage to take just what you need.

[10/8/2017 3:50:01 PM] Josie: There. ... sorry.

[10/8/2017 3:50:45 PM] Ry: Theo:  That wasn't bad at all.

[10/8/2017 3:52:13 PM] Josie: I suppose it isn't supposed to be. It'd be hard to go back to the same person a second time that way.

[10/8/2017 3:54:36 PM] Ry: He nods.  "How much do you need to live?"  He's asking out of strict curiosity!

[10/8/2017 3:55:24 PM] Josie: Not nearly that much. Realistic simulacra are a major working, though.

[10/8/2017 4:00:26 PM] Josie: You seem to have a bit more energy than ordinary people.

[10/8/2017 4:00:59 PM] Ry: Theo:  Well, yeah.  Forgewight's heart.

[10/8/2017 4:01:49 PM] Ry: He indicates the glowing spot on his chest where a heart should be, then he starts covering up again, done with the forge.

[10/8/2017 4:02:23 PM] *** Josie looks away and starts working on the simulacra spells. They're fairly complicated. ***

[10/8/2017 4:06:45 PM] Ry: He looks at the forge, and gestures, and the blue glow turns to a normal orange again.

[10/8/2017 4:09:59 PM] *** Josie sings a bit as part of her spell. ***

[10/8/2017 4:15:47 PM] Ry: Theo:  What's that song?

[10/8/2017 4:16:13 PM] Josie: It's a lullabye. I think it was originally Welsh.

[10/8/2017 4:18:47 PM] *** Josie finishes the spell, and creates two identical clones of the Fae fellow. They're a bit limited, but they'll follow instructions from her and do have all his mannerisms. ***

[10/8/2017 4:19:27 PM] Ry: Theo:  Is that really what I look like?

[10/8/2017 4:20:27 PM] Josie: Yes. Isn't that what you want to look like?

[10/8/2017 4:25:13 PM] Ry: Again, he doesn't sound critical, just curious.  "Yeah, that'll do."

[10/8/2017 4:25:35 PM] Ry: He hands each of them a horseshoe.  "Okay, send them off."

[10/8/2017 4:25:35 PM] Josie: What do you look like when you're not trying to look like anything?

[10/8/2017 4:26:13 PM] *** Josie whispers in the not-Theos' ears, and they nod and start walking. ***

[10/8/2017 4:31:22 PM] Ry: ... mostly like this, but my skin changes color.

[10/8/2017 4:32:32 PM] Josie: Oh. What color?

[10/8/2017 4:32:58 PM] Ry: Theo's skin turns a silvery blue!

[10/8/2017 4:34:31 PM] Josie: Oh.

[10/8/2017 4:34:40 PM] *** Josie holds out a hand to touch, but drops it before she does. ***

[10/8/2017 4:34:46 PM] Josie: .... that's quite different.

[10/8/2017 4:35:07 PM] Ry: Theo changes back!

[10/8/2017 4:36:00 PM] Josie: Rather pretty, I suppose.

[10/8/2017 4:38:36 PM] Ry: Theo:  Not exactly subtle, though.

[10/8/2017 4:39:00 PM] Josie: Not to humans, at least.

[10/8/2017 4:39:12 PM] Josie: All right, they've gotten a good start. Let's go.

[10/8/2017 4:42:56 PM] Ry: He nods.  "Lead on."

[10/8/2017 4:44:35 PM] *** Josie does, making sure the building is secure after they've left it. ***

[10/8/2017 4:44:41 PM] Josie: Have you been to London before?

[10/8/2017 4:45:53 PM] Ry: Theo:  I have.

[10/8/2017 4:47:35 PM] Josie: It's wonderful, isn't it? So many people doing so many things.

[10/8/2017 4:47:56 PM] Ry: Theo:  My... incarceration was relatively recent.

[10/8/2017 4:49:01 PM] Josie: ... what did they want you to make?

[10/8/2017 4:58:07 PM] Ry: Theo:  A sword, a bell, an amulet, and a cauldron.

[10/8/2017 4:58:33 PM] Josie: ... wait, you stole the things you made?

[10/8/2017 5:04:08 PM] Ry: Theo:  I didn't want them to have them.  And I never made the cauldron.

[10/8/2017 5:04:27 PM] Josie: Why not? What was it meant to do?

[10/8/2017 5:08:29 PM] Ry: Theo:  Change people.

[10/8/2017 5:09:35 PM] Josie: Into what?

[10/8/2017 5:14:18 PM] Ry: Theo:  Monsters, of course.

[10/8/2017 5:14:46 PM] Josie: Well I'm certainly glad you didn't make it, then.

[10/8/2017 5:17:17 PM] *** Josie stops in front of her house, takes out her key and opens the gate. ***

[10/8/2017 5:21:39 PM] Josie: Come on.

[10/8/2017 5:21:56 PM] Josie: I've got wards up but if you want to add some it certainly can't hurt.

[10/8/2017 5:22:38 PM] *** Ry nods.  "Where?" ***

[10/8/2017 5:23:10 PM] Josie: Well, I'd prefer they not even get near the house. So outside near the gate, here?

[10/8/2017 5:24:36 PM] Ry: He nods, and reaches into a pocket, puling out a pen and a bottle of glowing ink.

[10/8/2017 5:25:44 PM] Josie: You must show me how you... well, I suppose that wouldn't be prudent, given that we're at war.

[10/8/2017 5:36:58 PM] Ry: He goes over, picking out a brick, and he uses the ink to draw some symbols on it.

[10/8/2017 5:37:49 PM] *** Josie does watch interestedly. ***

[10/8/2017 5:40:52 PM] Ry: Once he's done, he touches it, and bluish white light flares from the brick, seeming to travel through the mortar between bricks in this lattice-shaped wave.

[10/8/2017 5:42:56 PM] Josie: You have a light hand with the spellwork. Very nice.

[10/8/2017 5:43:59 PM] Ry: The glow fades, the wards in place.  "Thank you."

[10/8/2017 5:45:11 PM] Josie: All right. Come inside, I'm dying for tea.

[10/8/2017 5:48:25 PM] Ry: He nods, and follows!

[10/8/2017 5:49:44 PM] *** Josie unlocks and opens her door and lets him in. She doesn't seem to have any servants or anything. ***

[10/8/2017 5:50:28 PM] Ry: ((Is it a big house?))

[10/8/2017 5:51:09 PM] Josie: ((Smallish. A couple bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen and dining room. There are invisible servants and bookshelves just about everywhere.))

[10/8/2017 5:54:02 PM] *** Josie claps to signal the magic. "Tea, enough for two people, please!" ***

[10/8/2017 5:55:23 PM] *** Josie eyes Theo. "You're not human, so I can just ask you, I feel--may I take my shoes off? It's terribly improper but they're not very comfortable. ...  you can take yours off if you like. Or anything. People don't care about that kind of thing in the hells." ***

[10/8/2017 5:55:55 PM] *** Ry shakes his head.  "Go right ahead.  Lots of people go shoeless in Faerie, too." ***

[10/8/2017 5:56:09 PM] Josie: Good.

[10/8/2017 5:56:34 PM] *** Josie just vanishes her shoes, and puts on the pair of slippers by the door. ***

[10/8/2017 5:57:04 PM] Josie: I'll give you the tour if you like? I've got spells set up to do most of what a servant would.

[10/8/2017 5:57:23 PM] Ry: He eyes the invisible servants.

[10/8/2017 5:57:25 PM] Josie: So if you want something, all you've got to do is ask.

[10/8/2017 5:58:33 PM] Josie: A bathroom--a proper one, not like what most humans are living with--is through that door. There's the kitchen, my bedroom is through there.

[10/8/2017 6:00:16 PM] *** Josie opens the door to a second bedroom. "And you can stay here. The closet should be full of clothes that fit you. ... but I'm not sure I've gotten that to work perfectly as yet. It's a bit fiddly." ***

[10/8/2017 6:05:24 PM] Josie: There's probably a dressing gown or something like that in there if you want to relax a bit. ... though I suppose you can just do it yourself with magic.

[10/8/2017 6:06:59 PM] Ry: Theo pokes around!  "Thank you.  You're being very kind."

[10/8/2017 6:07:02 PM] Josie: I don't know if you've eaten anything or if you're tired after your escape, but if you like you can take some tea with me or just retire?

[10/8/2017 6:08:48 PM] Ry: Theo:  Tea sounds nice.

[10/8/2017 6:10:39 PM] Josie: I'll meet you in the sitting room. I'm going to change into a dressing gown. Since you're not from here.

[10/8/2017 6:12:56 PM] *** Josie steps into her own room and then peeks back out. "... and if you want anything else, let me know." ***

[10/8/2017 6:13:33 PM] Ry: He nods, and pokes around the room as you leave!

[10/8/2017 6:18:01 PM] *** Josie does change into her dressing gown. It's a very modest affair--several layers of robes and fabrics, in dark red, black and white. She also takes her hairstyle apart and braids her hair so that it's out of the way. It's very unseductive. ***

[10/8/2017 6:19:24 PM] Ry: Theo has, for his part, taken off the jacket.

[10/8/2017 6:21:39 PM] *** Josie returns to the sitting room and picks up the teapot, relaxing a bit. ***

[10/8/2017 6:26:51 PM] Josie: I feel better.

[10/8/2017 6:30:05 PM] Ry: Theo:  Women's clothes do seem unnecessarly complicated.

[10/8/2017 6:30:43 PM] Josie: They are, rather, but I was really referring to, well.... events.

[10/8/2017 6:31:01 PM] Josie: I've never tried to eat someone before. I'm still rather irritated I didn't manage it.

[10/8/2017 6:31:43 PM] Ry: Theo:  Would you really have wanted to?

[10/8/2017 6:34:44 PM] Josie: ... you'd have one less pursuer. How do you like your tea?

[10/8/2017 6:34:58 PM] *** Josie pours him a cup and then herself. ***

[10/8/2017 6:36:17 PM] Ry: Theo:  Lots of sugar.

[10/8/2017 6:36:52 PM] *** Josie puts a lump of sugar in and then offers him the dish of more cubes so that he can decide. ***

[10/8/2017 6:38:48 PM] Ry: He takes it, and the cup, and drops about five more in there.

[10/8/2017 6:39:06 PM] Josie: ... is it all the magic you've been doing?

[10/8/2017 6:39:25 PM] *** Josie puts a little milk into her own, and just one sugar cube. ***

[10/8/2017 6:43:57 PM] Ry: Theo nods.  "It does take it out of you."

[10/8/2017 6:48:14 PM] Josie: Do you sleep?

[10/8/2017 6:48:59 PM] Ry: Theo:   I do.  They found it quite a novelty.  Do you?

[10/8/2017 6:50:16 PM] Josie: Yes. Though not as much as most humans, I think. When was the last time you had any rest?

[10/8/2017 6:52:33 PM] Ry: Theo:  Probably a few days.

[10/8/2017 6:53:00 PM] Ry: Theo:  I don't know.  Time is weird when you move between worlds, though.  I'm sure you can relate.

[10/8/2017 6:53:16 PM] Josie: Everything seems so fast here.

[10/8/2017 6:53:33 PM] Josie: ... if you want to sleep, you can, you know. You needn't sit with me to be polite.

[10/8/2017 6:55:21 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... the offer of tea was hard to pass up.

[10/8/2017 6:56:02 PM] Josie: I'm not magicking you.

[10/8/2017 6:56:21 PM] Josie: ... but tea is rather magic in itself. Have some of these biscuits, they're very good.

[10/8/2017 6:56:28 PM] *** Josie takes one herself so that he knows they're not poison. ***

[10/8/2017 6:57:41 PM] Ry: Theo takes one and gobbles it down greedily.

[10/8/2017 6:58:35 PM] Josie: ... if you want dinner, I can get that as well. It's all done by magic, it's not going to be inconvenient.

[10/8/2017 7:08:54 PM] Ry: Theo:   ... if it's not even more of an imposition.

[10/8/2017 7:09:49 PM] Josie: It's not. ... I shouldn't I suppose, but I rather like you. And I can't have somebody starving at my house, it just isn't on.

[10/8/2017 7:11:50 PM] *** Josie orders a proper six-course tea from the invisible magic servants. It's a bit late for supper, so that'd be a nice compromise and still quite filling, with the sandwiches. ***

[10/8/2017 7:16:45 PM] Ry: Theo is rather indelicate as he eats...  he seems not to have eaten much in some time.

[10/8/2017 7:17:55 PM] Josie: ... didn't they feed you?

[10/8/2017 7:21:54 PM] Ry: Theo:  They did.  Not enough.  FAe don't each much, and their isn't terribly... filling.

[10/8/2017 7:24:08 PM] Josie: Well, you can eat as much as you like. I'm still rather full from the dog.

[10/8/2017 7:27:58 PM] Ry: Theo:   So, energy is the same as food for you?  I mean... of course food is energy, but energy is food for you?

[10/8/2017 7:29:07 PM] Josie: Yes. I can eat ordinary food but I usually don't. ... I drink a lot of tea, though.

[10/8/2017 7:32:16 PM] Josie: There are other ways. Energy is sort of... siphoned off people in hell and made into palatable foodlike shapes. I don't usually... it doesn't feel right. I try to get it from people naturally when I can.

[10/8/2017 7:37:20 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... why foodlike shapes for demons?

[10/8/2017 7:37:48 PM] Josie: That might be my fault.

[10/8/2017 7:38:02 PM] Josie: I wrote rather a lot about food a few years back and it got to be rather a trend.

[10/8/2017 7:38:49 PM] Ry: Theo:  That what you do?  You write?

[10/8/2017 7:39:15 PM] Josie: Well, I study humans and write about them.

[10/8/2017 7:44:33 PM] Josie: I write little pamphlets for the general public.

[10/8/2017 7:47:46 PM] Ry: Theo:  So trends are a big thing there, too?

[10/8/2017 7:47:55 PM] Josie: Oh yes, very much so.

[10/8/2017 7:48:08 PM] Josie: The younger demons are absolutely enraptured by human cultures.

[10/8/2017 7:51:45 PM] Josie: ... including me I suppose.

[10/8/2017 7:52:16 PM] Ry: Theo cants his head.  "Well, you're part human.

[10/8/2017 7:52:43 PM] Josie: Yes. They can't stay here long, so I tell them about it.

[10/8/2017 7:53:32 PM] Ry: Theo:  You think of yourself as a demon, though.

[10/8/2017 7:53:38 PM] Josie: When I'm here.

[10/8/2017 7:56:31 PM] Josie: When I'm there, I think of myself as human. ... I'm whatever doesn't fit.

[10/10/2017 7:46:12 PM] Ry: So, I believe they were sitting for tea!

[10/10/2017 7:47:33 PM] *** Josie was a bit pensive! ***

[10/10/2017 7:52:05 PM] Ry: He nods, having devoured several sandwiches.

[10/10/2017 7:54:47 PM] Josie: You?

[10/10/2017 7:55:23 PM] Ry: Theo thinks.  "I... cant' really say I"ve thought much about it."

[10/10/2017 7:56:32 PM] Josie: Oh. Well, I suppose it doesn't matter. What do the other things you took do?

[10/10/2017 7:57:51 PM] Ry: Theo:  I just mean... I've never felt... at home anywhere.  HEre or there.

[10/10/2017 7:58:54 PM] Josie: Exactly.

[10/10/2017 8:02:19 PM] Josie: I suppose there's always the pocket universe.

[10/10/2017 8:04:56 PM] Ry: Theo:  Well, theoretically there are very many.

[10/10/2017 8:05:44 PM] Josie: I mean the one where my other house is. There's a garden too, and a bit of wilderness.

[10/10/2017 8:12:15 PM] Ry: Theo:  Oh!  Did you make it yourself?

[10/10/2017 8:12:24 PM] Josie: Yes.

[10/10/2017 8:14:43 PM] Josie: I can show you if you want. ... but maybe it would be better to wait until tomorrow.

[10/10/2017 8:15:19 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... I'd like to see it.  I've always wanted to try and make one.

[10/10/2017 8:16:34 PM] Josie: Oh, you haven't? Or they wouldn't let you, probably. ... what was it like, besides awful? If they didn't let you eat properly or sleep properly or...

[10/10/2017 8:18:27 PM] Ry: Theo:  Wel, the... incarceration was a relatively recent development.  The last year or so.

[10/10/2017 8:18:37 PM] Josie: And before that?

[10/10/2017 8:18:39 PM] Ry: Theo:  Before that, I came and went between worlds, like you.

[10/10/2017 8:19:20 PM] Josie: And you visited London at least once then. ... but you have an American accent, don't you? Or Canada.

[10/10/2017 8:19:47 PM] Ry:  Theo:  I'm American, yeah.

[10/10/2017 8:21:59 PM] Josie: ... you don't want to tell me. Perfectly understandable, given the circumstances. ... you're not planning to sneak away in the middle of the night, are you?

[10/10/2017 8:23:33 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... What am I not telling you?

[10/10/2017 8:25:24 PM] Josie: Anything about your life. Did you live with a spouse, a family? Alone? In a tree, in a house? Did you have your own forge or live in a forest? ... you do hear things about fae.

[10/10/2017 8:25:55 PM] Ry: Theo:  I'm not married, or anything like that.

[10/10/2017 8:27:03 PM] Josie: Do they even have that?

[10/10/2017 8:27:25 PM] Ry: Theo::  I'm... a Forgewight.  I'm sorry.  I've just come from a place where just saying that is enough.  IT's... hard to put in to words.

[10/10/2017 8:27:50 PM] Ry: Theo:  Marriage?  Oh, yeah.  They threatened to betrothe me several times.

[10/10/2017 8:28:12 PM] Josie: Threatened? You don't want to, then.

[10/10/2017 8:32:05 PM] Ry: Theo:  I'm not being literal.  And no, I really didn't want to get married to join our house with another house to pursue  a third's house agenda against a fifth house.....

[10/10/2017 8:33:21 PM] Josie: Aha! So you're also someone. And a forgewight... I'm sorry, I don't understand. You make things. ... you talk like a person so they must be a kind of people if nothing else?

[10/10/2017 8:34:38 PM] Ry: Theo:  Kind of.  We... make things.  All those weapons and wands and pianos made of glass and enchanted bows....

[10/10/2017 8:35:26 PM] Josie: And if they threatened you with marriage you must have all the usual parts and feelings and that sort of thing?

[10/10/2017 8:36:09 PM] Ry: Theo:  I wasn't being literal.  They just always spoke of it as a possibility, and it wasn't one I relished.

[10/10/2017 8:36:33 PM] Josie: ... so you don't have the usual parts and feelings? You sound like you've got feelings.

[10/10/2017 8:39:08 PM] Ry: Theo:  Define parts.  I don't have a heart.  Literally.  I have feelings, but the actual heart organ, not so much.

[10/10/2017 8:39:38 PM] Josie: Sexual organs, obviously. Marriage is for producing children of a particular lineage.

[10/10/2017 8:39:54 PM] Josie: I suppose you could always make some for the occasion if necessary.

[10/10/2017 8:40:30 PM] Josie: Clearly a forgewight is a type of powerful mage.

[10/10/2017 8:41:22 PM] Ry: Theo:  Yeah.  I mean, I have all the appropriate organs.

[10/10/2017 8:41:36 PM] Ry: Theo:  I just don't know if I'm technically alive.

[10/10/2017 8:42:05 PM] Josie: You certainly kiss like a live person.

[10/10/2017 8:44:41 PM] Josie: ... trust me, you're alive.

[10/10/2017 8:47:22 PM] Ry: Theo:  I mean, it doesn't bother me either way.  I don't know, I might be some kind of naturally-occurring construct.

[10/10/2017 8:50:37 PM] Josie: A construct person.

[10/10/2017 8:51:14 PM] Josie: But how did you live in faerie? What's it like there?

[10/10/2017 8:53:54 PM] Ry: Theo:  Like.... a constant high society tea in a jungle filled with carnivorous trees.

[10/10/2017 8:54:12 PM] Josie: ... unsettling, then.

[10/10/2017 8:54:30 PM] Josie: Do you want to see where I live?

[10/10/2017 8:56:06 PM] Ry: He looks around at the house!

[10/10/2017 8:56:16 PM] Josie: I mean in the pocket universe.

[10/10/2017 8:56:25 PM] *** Josie stands up and holds out her hand. ***

[10/10/2017 8:57:27 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... all right.

[10/10/2017 8:57:35 PM] Ry: He finishes his last sandwich.

[10/10/2017 9:00:18 PM] Josie: Come on.

[10/10/2017 9:01:13 PM] Ry: Eventually, he takes her hand!

[10/10/2017 9:01:59 PM] Josie: Don't worry so much, this will be fun!

[10/10/2017 9:04:18 PM] Ry: Theo:  I'm looking forward to seeing it.

[10/12/2017 5:20:19 PM] Ry: So, Josie was talking Theo to her space house.

[10/12/2017 5:21:32 PM] *** Josie tugs him into her bedroom--and a little pentagram carved into the floor in one corner. Then she casts the teleportation magic! ***

[10/12/2017 5:22:19 PM] Ry: Gimme a roll for Theo, please!

[10/12/2017 5:23:17 PM] Josie: ((1. Oh dear.))

[10/12/2017 5:24:19 PM] Ry: You teleport him!  But the demonic magic does not react well his fae magic.

[10/12/2017 5:25:30 PM] Josie: ((Uhoh. What happens?))

[10/12/2017 5:30:54 PM] Ry: During the transit, you actually feel the magic kind of tearing him apart a bit, and when you reach your home, he collapses, a bunch of wounds across him.  Instead of blood, the wounds and cuts and scratches glowing faintly, and sparking in some cases with arcs of blue-white energy.

[10/12/2017 5:32:57 PM] Josie: God! What happened??

[10/12/2017 5:33:19 PM] *** Josie tries to take some of his wounds away by sharing them. The only way demon magic can heal at all. ***

[10/12/2017 5:36:09 PM] Ry: Hmmm.  Gimme a roll!

[10/12/2017 5:36:47 PM] Josie: ((5. >.< But this IS something I specifically said she studied!))

[10/12/2017 5:38:26 PM] Ry: Yep!  Just rolling for something else.  You absorb the wounds, them manifesting as cuts and scratches that match Theos.

[10/12/2017 5:38:37 PM] Ry: I was rolling to see if you would start glowing.

[10/12/2017 5:39:14 PM] Josie: ((Hahaha, awesome.))

[10/12/2017 5:39:28 PM] *** Josie sits down, eyes watering. ***

[10/12/2017 5:42:08 PM] Ry: Theo:  Ow.  ... I should have thought of that.

[10/12/2017 5:42:17 PM] Josie: Are you all right?

[10/12/2017 5:42:32 PM] Josie: ... of course you're not. I can feel that.

[10/12/2017 5:43:05 PM] Josie: I hope you know some healing magic. I did what I could. I'm so sorry, I didn't know that would happen.

[10/12/2017 5:43:24 PM] Ry: Theo:  I'll be alright.  The energies in me don't react well to the demonic stuff.

[10/12/2017 5:44:21 PM] Josie: Apparently. I'm so, so sorry.

[10/12/2017 5:45:11 PM] Ry: Theo:  Not your fault.  You didn't know.  Most half-bloo would be able to travel through without an issue.

[10/12/2017 5:45:33 PM] Josie: How are we going to get you back?

[10/12/2017 5:46:18 PM] Ry: Theo:  I can build my own portal, if I look at yours a bit.

[10/12/2017 5:47:03 PM] Josie: Oh, all right.

[10/12/2017 5:47:23 PM] *** Josie is bleeding from all the cuts herself now. ***

[10/12/2017 5:47:42 PM] Ry: Theo:  We'll be fine.  Thanks.

[10/12/2017 5:48:37 PM] Josie: Perhaps you had better just come inside and sit, if you don't know any healing spells.

[10/12/2017 5:49:05 PM] *** Ry nods.  "I know a couple.  But I should rest a moment." ***

[10/12/2017 5:49:10 PM] Ry: He follows you!

[10/12/2017 5:51:40 PM] *** Josie brings him indoors, first through an archway in a hedge and then through a very ordinary-looking door made of deep reddish wood. ***

[10/12/2017 5:52:01 PM] Josie: I'm apparently not very good at keeping you safe.

[10/12/2017 5:52:18 PM] Ry: Where did the other end of the portal end up?

[10/12/2017 5:52:29 PM] Josie: ((In the garden. Lots of weird plants.))

[10/12/2017 5:55:44 PM] Josie: ((One of which is carefully harvesting some of the vegetables and putting them into a bucket.))

[10/12/2017 5:56:03 PM] Ry: THeo:  Efficient.

[10/12/2017 5:56:19 PM] Josie: Oh, I don't like to garden.

[10/12/2017 5:56:25 PM] Josie: But I do like fresh fruits and vegetables.

[10/12/2017 5:56:47 PM] Josie: And flowers, of course. Most of those are in the front yard, though.

[10/12/2017 5:59:00 PM] Ry: Theo nods, taking it all in!  What does the sky look like?

[10/12/2017 5:59:37 PM] Josie: ((Red, with hints of orange and gold.))

[10/12/2017 6:05:02 PM] *** Josie looks up as well. "I like the reds in hell, but they don't have sunsets there." ***

[10/12/2017 6:05:15 PM] Ry: Theo:  Did you design this all, or was it a preexiting pocket?

[10/12/2017 6:05:30 PM] Josie: I designed it.

[10/12/2017 6:06:58 PM] Ry: Theo:  Very nice.

[10/12/2017 6:09:12 PM] Josie: Thank you.

[10/12/2017 6:09:38 PM] *** Josie brings him up the steps to the back door of the house and opens the door with one hand. ***

[10/12/2017 6:11:30 PM] Josie: ((The back door leads to the kitchen. It's smallish, with white cupboards and a white tile floor--very bright and cheerful, maybe a little bit stark, except for the curtains, which have little blue and yellow flowers with black leaves on them.))

[10/12/2017 6:11:31 PM] Ry: Theo:   Is it just us here?

[10/12/2017 6:11:40 PM] Josie: Yes. I don't usually bring people here.

[10/12/2017 6:13:56 PM] Ry: Theo:  .... so we're the only people in the whole universe.

[10/12/2017 6:13:58 PM] Josie: Do you want to sit in the kitchen? The chairs in the sitting room are probably more comfortable.

[10/12/2017 6:13:59 PM] Josie: Yes.

[10/12/2017 6:15:33 PM] Ry: Theo:  It's your home.

[10/12/2017 6:16:06 PM] Josie: Yes?

[10/12/2017 6:17:57 PM] Ry: Theo:  I just mean, lead on.

[10/12/2017 6:18:16 PM] Ry: Theo:  Idon't know enough about the environment to make an informed call.

[10/12/2017 6:18:26 PM] Josie: Oh, I see. Come on.

[10/12/2017 6:20:56 PM] *** Josie brings him into the sitting room! It looks pretty normal at first--a couple of easy chairs, a couch and a few small tables in dark wood and deep red fabrics--but there's no ceiling. It shows a night sky instead, with stars clearly visible. The stars might or might not look familiar--they're the night sky over London as it would be without any light pollution. ***

[10/12/2017 6:20:58 PM] Ry: He follows!  He seems to be getting his energy back.

[10/12/2017 6:23:07 PM] Josie: You're looking quite a bit better.

[10/12/2017 6:24:22 PM] Ry: Theo:  I'm a fast healer when it comes to magical stuff.  I think the energy in me regenerates.

[10/12/2017 6:24:38 PM] Josie: I'm envious.

[10/12/2017 6:24:47 PM] Josie: ((Because I don't think Jo heals that fast!))

[10/12/2017 6:25:52 PM] Josie: But if you're up to it we can go for a flight in the ornithopter.

[10/12/2017 6:27:17 PM] Josie: And maybe you can help me work out why it doesn't work in the real world, too.

[10/12/2017 6:27:37 PM] Ry: Theo:  .... ornithopter?

[10/12/2017 6:28:56 PM] Josie: Yes, like da Vinci's.

[10/12/2017 6:29:29 PM] Josie: It's supposed to fly without any magic.

[10/12/2017 6:29:35 PM] Josie: It doesn't, though.

[10/12/2017 6:29:43 PM] Ry: Theo:  Hmm.  PRobably a question of materials.

[10/12/2017 6:30:03 PM] Josie: Or I put it together wrong. It's entirely possible.

[10/12/2017 6:32:56 PM] Josie: Do you want some more tea or something else to eat?

[10/12/2017 6:33:21 PM] Josie: I know you've just eaten, but I don't know if you need to build up some energy to heal.

[10/12/2017 6:34:43 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... more food would be good.  ... what do you need to heal?

[10/12/2017 6:35:39 PM] Josie: Time, I suppose. Demon magic can't heal.

[10/12/2017 6:35:56 PM] Josie: And I don't ... I'm not demon enough to heal fast myself.

[10/12/2017 6:38:39 PM] Josie: ... in theory I could just exchange it back, but I've never tried that with a person.

[10/12/2017 6:40:06 PM] Ry: Theo:  Well, I know some spells.  But they're fae magic, will you explode?

[10/12/2017 6:40:51 PM] Josie: I don't think so. Human magic never bothers me. I've adapted some of their techniques, actually.

[10/12/2017 6:43:10 PM] Josie: I think you'd've hurt me when I borrowed your energy, if I were hurt by fae magic.

[10/12/2017 6:46:07 PM] Ry: Theo thinks.  "That's sound."

[10/12/2017 6:47:21 PM] *** Josie snaps her fingers and a tray of assorted desserts and chocolates appears on the side table next to him, with a heavy-looking, squat ceramic pot of tea. ***

[10/12/2017 6:47:58 PM] Josie: It's regular food for humans, if that helps.

[10/12/2017 6:51:18 PM] Josie: I wouldn't try to get someone to eat a soul without telling them.

[10/12/2017 6:53:13 PM] Ry: Theo:  Oh, I never doubted it.

[10/12/2017 6:53:19 PM] Ry: Theo digs in indelicately!

[10/12/2017 6:54:05 PM] *** Josie steals a chocolate herself and pours herself a cup of tea. The cups here aren't china, just squat little dark brown ceramic cups that look indestructible. ***

[10/12/2017 6:55:49 PM] Ry: As Theo eats, the energy leaking from the wounds that are still glowing glows brighter.

[10/12/2017 6:56:59 PM] Josie: ... is your... blood?... getting brighter?

[10/12/2017 6:57:40 PM] Ry: Theo:  .... is it distracting?

[10/12/2017 6:57:49 PM] Ry: He says this through a partially full mouth.

[10/12/2017 6:58:10 PM] Josie: No. ... it's rather pretty, actually.

[10/12/2017 7:06:34 PM] Ry: Theo:  Okay.  I know two tricks for healing.

[10/12/2017 7:06:43 PM] Josie: What are they?

[10/12/2017 7:09:34 PM] Ry: Theo:  One is infusion.  That might work a bit better given your ability to absorb enery.  I give you a little of my energy, and it regenerates you.

[10/12/2017 7:09:50 PM] Josie: What's the other one?

[10/12/2017 7:13:16 PM] Ry: Theo:  You know how Fae shapechanging works?

[10/12/2017 7:13:49 PM] *** Josie nods. ***

[10/12/2017 7:15:40 PM] Ry: Theo:  Fae don't really shapechange.  It's all illusion and enchantment.  It's just said that Fae illusions are so convincing that reality itself is fooled.  So you don't turn into a bird, but reality thinks you're a bird, so you can fly.

[10/12/2017 7:17:02 PM] Josie: I've heard that before.

[10/12/2017 7:17:36 PM] Ry: Theo:  Well, I put a spell on you and tell you that you're healing, and you heal.

[10/12/2017 7:19:00 PM] Josie: ... I want to try that.

[10/12/2017 7:21:25 PM] Ry: Theo nods, finishing a tart and wiping his mouth with the back of a sleeve.  SUCH MANNERS

[10/12/2017 7:22:19 PM] Josie: ... fae have rather different manners than humans, don't they?

[10/12/2017 7:23:45 PM] Ry: Theo:  Oh, very.  Sorry.  My manners aren't great.  A lot of fae don't actually eat... food.

[10/12/2017 7:24:11 PM] Josie: Do you want me to tell you how to do it or do you know and just not think to do it because it's not normal?

[10/12/2017 7:24:43 PM] Josie: I think they're rather missing out by not eating.

[10/12/2017 7:24:44 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... maybe both.

[10/12/2017 7:25:10 PM] Ry: Theo:  I probably need reminders.  My mother would banish me if she say that display.

[10/12/2017 7:25:40 PM] Josie: She's human?

[10/12/2017 7:26:29 PM] Ry: Theo nods.  "She's an alchemist."

[10/12/2017 7:27:24 PM] Josie: Is she in America or Faerie?

[10/12/2017 7:27:33 PM] *** Josie hands him the cloth napkin. ***

[10/12/2017 7:30:34 PM] *** Ry takes it.  "America.  New England, actually.  She roams around but she has a house in Maine." ***

[10/12/2017 7:30:53 PM] Josie: And she fell in love with a faerie lord.

[10/12/2017 7:31:54 PM] Ry: Theo:  Yeah.

[10/12/2017 7:32:16 PM] Josie: Is he like you?

[10/12/2017 7:32:25 PM] Josie: ... or are you like him, I suppose I should say.

[10/12/2017 7:33:16 PM] Ry: Theo:  He's a forgewight, yeah.  Full blodded, though.

[10/12/2017 7:33:43 PM] Josie: Is he chained to a forge as well?

[10/12/2017 7:45:09 PM] Ry: Theo:  I'm not sure.  I don't think so.  I'm trying to hope he doesn't know I was, either.

[10/12/2017 7:45:49 PM] Josie: He probably doesn't. A lord of any kind would never countenance a blood relative of such a close degree being in that situation. It would hurt his standing.

[10/12/2017 7:49:18 PM] Josie: ... sorry, I don't mean to be impertinent, I'm just trying to get a picture of what it's like.

[10/12/2017 7:49:28 PM] Josie: ... I'm an anthropologist after all.

[10/12/2017 8:01:45 PM] Ry: Theo:  No, it's fine.

[10/12/2017 8:02:49 PM] Josie: I don't see my parents much at all. My father lives in London but he's usually busy with his magic groups. And of course they don't take women.

[10/12/2017 8:04:59 PM] Ry: Theo:  Of course.  Because no one but a man can appreciate sitting in a musty chair and drinking brandy and clearing your throats in a stuffy smokey room full of books that never get read.

[10/12/2017 8:05:18 PM] Josie: ... is that what it's like, really?

[10/12/2017 8:07:04 PM] Ry: Theo:  That's what most 'gentleman only' clubs are like in London.  I have a friend who jumps in between them.

[10/12/2017 8:07:38 PM] Josie: At least I know what I'm missing now, I suppose. The magic ones are all enchanted against magic, of course.

[10/12/2017 8:07:50 PM] Josie: Well, anyway.

[10/12/2017 8:08:01 PM] Josie: I think you ought to try healing me, if you're up for it.

[10/12/2017 8:08:14 PM] Ry: Theo:  I'm ready if you are.

[10/12/2017 8:08:24 PM] Josie: Of course.

[10/12/2017 8:13:03 PM] Ry: Theo looks into your eyes and tries to enchant you!

[10/12/2017 8:15:11 PM] *** Josie lets him, or tries to. ***

[10/12/2017 8:21:56 PM] Ry: If you let him, it happens!  You feel an incredible sense of lassitude come over you.  Being enchanted feels rather pleasant, actually!  Theo looks at you.  "All right, then.     You have several unpleasant wounds, don't you?"

[10/12/2017 8:22:57 PM] Josie: Yes. It really stings, all over. I'm trying to be very stoic about it.

[10/12/2017 8:27:19 PM] Ry: When he talks, his voice is... clear.  Very clear, like a bell, or a chime.  You understand him perfectly, and there is nothing alarming about it at all.  "Everything I say is true, right?"

[10/12/2017 8:28:43 PM] Josie: Yes. You've been very truthful with me as far as I know. I haven't checked.

[10/12/2017 8:30:29 PM] Josie: Not inside your mind.

[10/12/2017 8:31:04 PM] Ry: Theo:  You're healing right now.  See?  Look at the cut on your arm.

[10/12/2017 8:31:24 PM] *** Josie looks. ***

[10/12/2017 8:32:50 PM] Ry: In your current enchanted state, you see it!  He said it, it must be true.

[10/12/2017 8:33:05 PM] Josie: Oh yes.

[10/12/2017 8:33:20 PM] Josie: That's lovely.

[10/12/2017 8:33:24 PM] Josie: What else can you do?

[10/12/2017 8:38:22 PM] Ry: You feel better pretty quick!  The wounds close., and there's a tingling.  The pain is also gone.

[10/12/2017 8:39:59 PM] Ry: Theo:  Glamour is pretty poweful.  Most of us can do it to some degree.

[10/12/2017 8:40:52 PM] Josie: I didn't mean with magic.

[10/12/2017 8:42:27 PM] Ry: Theo:  What did you mean?

[10/12/2017 8:42:53 PM] Josie: Sex? There are a lot of rumors about Fae.

[10/12/2017 8:42:59 PM] Josie: ... a lot of rumors.

[10/12/2017 8:44:22 PM] Ry: Theo snaps his fingers and she comes out of it.

[10/12/2017 8:45:00 PM] *** Josie blinks, and blushes. ***

[10/12/2017 8:45:17 PM] Josie: ... to be completely fair, I'm positive fae have rumors about us as well.

[10/12/2017 8:46:47 PM] Ry: Theo:  Demons?  Sure.  All kinds.

[10/12/2017 8:47:06 PM] Josie: Ask me about them.

[10/12/2017 8:49:02 PM] Ry: Theo:  things.  Is it true that animal parts are more common than horns and pointed tails?

[10/12/2017 8:49:50 PM] Josie: Horns and tails are animal parts.

[10/12/2017 8:50:31 PM] Ry: Theo:  I mean, are there rather more bird heads and bird feet than you'd think?

[10/12/2017 8:50:39 PM] *** Josie shifts a bit and her own horns (small, just visible just into her hairline) and also her barbed tail appear. ***

[10/12/2017 8:50:52 PM] Josie: Birds? No.

[10/12/2017 8:51:10 PM] Josie: There are some, but not that many of them.

[10/12/2017 8:52:14 PM] Josie: Hooves are common, though.

[10/12/2017 8:52:46 PM] Josie: I think horns are the most common.

[10/12/2017 8:53:00 PM] Josie: Wings are more likely to be bat wings or scaly ones, but some people have feathers.

[10/12/2017 8:53:18 PM] Ry: Theo:  Are they changeable?

[10/12/2017 8:53:26 PM] Josie: Everything is changeable.

[10/12/2017 8:53:51 PM] Josie: It took everybody a very long time to really comprehend the consequences of not being able to change whenever you like.

[10/12/2017 8:53:58 PM] Josie: They still don't really understand it.

[10/12/2017 8:54:57 PM] Josie: I'm considered eccentric because I don't change shape often.

[10/12/2017 8:57:59 PM] Ry: Theo:  Can you?

[10/12/2017 8:58:07 PM] Josie: Oh yes, of course.

[10/12/2017 8:59:12 PM] *** Josie changes into a male version of herself--similar, but a bit broader, with a bit of scruff and untidy black hair. The horns are a little larger as well. ***

[10/12/2017 8:59:35 PM] Josie: Unfortunately they thought of this when they mage-proofed their stupid clubs.

[10/12/2017 9:00:07 PM] Ry: Theo nods.   "I can put on illusions, but I don't really change myself.

[10/12/2017 9:01:00 PM] Josie: It's nice when you want to fix your hair in a hurry.

[10/12/2017 9:01:41 PM] *** Josie turns back into herself. ***

[10/12/2017 9:02:17 PM] Ry: Theo nods.  Hmmm.

[10/12/2017 9:03:13 PM] Josie: There must be other rumors about us.

[10/12/2017 9:04:16 PM] Ry: Theo:  Oh, very many.  You're all evil, of course.  This is clearly the tea service of a fiend.

[10/12/2017 9:04:46 PM] Ry: Theo:  You eat not just souls, but babies and virgins whole.

[10/12/2017 9:06:32 PM] Josie: I would never eat a baby.

[10/12/2017 9:06:40 PM] Josie: ... or human flesh, ugh.

[10/12/2017 9:07:07 PM] Josie: Also, baby soul wouldn't be very filling, so no one would bother.

[10/12/2017 9:07:13 PM] Josie: It would also kill the baby.

[10/12/2017 9:07:50 PM] Josie: ... we don't kill to eat, on the whole.

[10/12/2017 9:10:34 PM] Ry: Theo  I didn't think so.  That's pretty inefficient.

[10/12/2017 9:11:30 PM] Josie: And needlessly cruel.

[10/12/2017 9:12:07 PM] Josie: I've probably drained energy from virgins. I don't know, I wouldn't ask about that sort of thing, it would be rude.

[10/12/2017 9:13:07 PM] Ry: Theo:  Also, that you hatch from eggs, and that most of you get eaten by your parents.

[10/12/2017 9:13:15 PM] Josie: Definitely not true.

[10/12/2017 9:15:07 PM] Ry: Theo:  Definitely didn't think that was true.

[10/12/2017 9:15:20 PM] Josie: What do you think is true?

[10/12/2017 9:15:53 PM] Ry: Theo:  How about hell?  Is everything organic there?  I heard one theory that Hell itself is a giant organism.

[10/12/2017 9:16:18 PM] Josie: No. Or at least, not one that we recognize as such.

[10/12/2017 9:16:29 PM] Josie: I suppose it could be something we're not familiar with either.

[10/12/2017 9:18:31 PM] Ry: Theo:  What did I think was true?  Hard to say.  I don't think I ever thought about Hell as... just another place.  You just don't picture demons just sitting around and reading.

[10/12/2017 9:18:58 PM] Ry: Theo:  But then I never really thought that much about Hell, to be honest.

[10/12/2017 9:19:23 PM] Josie: That's sensible. I don't think a lot about Faerie either.

[10/12/2017 9:25:19 PM] Josie: I have heard the men are all accomplished seducers.

[10/12/2017 9:25:28 PM] Josie: ... of course I've also heard that about demons as a whole.

[10/12/2017 9:25:44 PM] Ry: Theo:  Indeed.  I don't know if I could seduce someone if my life depended on it.

[10/12/2017 9:26:54 PM] Josie: Really? You're quite handsome.

[10/12/2017 9:27:25 PM] Ry: Theo:  Am I? That is completely incidental.

[10/12/2017 9:28:21 PM] Josie: And you seem to generate energy, that would attract a lot of people.

[10/12/2017 9:33:33 PM] Ry: Theo:  Maybe it's better that I'm not a good seducer, right?

[10/12/2017 9:34:11 PM] Josie: I think it would work on anybody you enchanted.

[10/12/2017 9:36:28 PM] Ry: Theo:  Well, probably.  I've just never had a need.  I don't need energy to live, like you.

[10/12/2017 9:37:27 PM] Josie: There are other reasons to seduce someone.

[10/12/2017 9:38:54 PM] Ry: Theo looks at you blankly!

[10/12/2017 9:39:01 PM] Josie: ...

[10/12/2017 9:39:11 PM] Josie: Sex? Companionship? Love?

[10/12/2017 9:39:27 PM] Josie: Fun?

[10/12/2017 9:42:45 PM] Ry: Theo:  I mean.... those things are great.  But seducing in Fae is more about getting something you want no matter what it costs someone.

[10/12/2017 9:44:05 PM] Josie: I suppose that is one meaning of the term.

[10/12/2017 9:47:13 PM] Ry: Theo:  Do you seduce a lot?

[10/12/2017 9:47:45 PM] Josie: Well, yes, to a point. As you pointed out, I do need energy to live.

[10/12/2017 9:47:45 PM] Ry: He does not say this ina way that is accusatory.  You get nothing but pure curiousity.

[10/12/2017 9:48:57 PM] Josie: Just a little kiss or two, and then they go home a bit more tired than usual at the end of the day.

[10/12/2017 9:49:28 PM] Ry: Oh, that's not too bad.

[10/12/2017 9:49:48 PM] Josie: No.

[10/12/2017 9:50:08 PM] Josie: ... I'm a bit of a prude, really.

[10/12/2017 9:52:35 PM] Ry: Theo sips at his tea.  His wounds have faded away at this point!  So have yours.

[10/12/2017 9:53:07 PM] Josie: For Hell, anyway. Not much weight is put on that sort of thing there.

[10/14/2017 4:31:08 PM] Ry: There was some discussion of Hell and Faerie!

[10/14/2017 4:35:43 PM] *** Josie had asked all about how seductive Fae men are! ***

[10/14/2017 4:36:01 PM] Ry: Theo does not seem to think he's terribly seductive!

[10/14/2017 4:38:58 PM] *** Josie did not entirely agree! ***

[10/14/2017 4:39:41 PM] Josie: Of course, part of the issue is... I have a soul. So I'm rather like a lovely bit of beefsteak wandering around.

[10/14/2017 4:40:06 PM] Ry: Theo:  Oh, yes.  Me too.  Though I have a theory on that.

[10/14/2017 4:40:26 PM] Josie: Oh?

[10/14/2017 4:42:45 PM] Ry: Theo:  Fae and Demons... probably the same for Angels, too.  I think that it's not so much that they don't have souls, but that there's no separation between their soul and physicality.

[10/14/2017 4:43:18 PM] Josie: That's true.

[10/14/2017 4:44:12 PM] Ry: They... are their souls, so to speak.

[10/14/2017 4:46:30 PM] Josie: Well... yes.

[10/14/2017 4:48:20 PM] Ry: Theo:  So we have... that extra bit.

[10/14/2017 4:48:31 PM] Josie: Extra?

[10/14/2017 4:49:24 PM] Ry: Theo:  Soul and body.  Instead of just.... soulbody.

[10/14/2017 4:50:27 PM] Josie: Oh, compared to ordinary Fae and demons. Yes.

[10/14/2017 4:51:12 PM] Ry: Theo:  For some reason, that is especially... tasty.  Or maybe it's whatever energy holds the two together that is so attractive?

[10/14/2017 4:52:16 PM] Josie: That could be, I suppose.

[10/14/2017 4:52:26 PM] Ry: Theo:  Just a theory, anyway.

[10/14/2017 4:52:30 PM] Josie: You do smell rather nice.

[10/14/2017 4:55:03 PM] Ry: Theo gives a little smile.  "You have been very kind.  Far kinder than I expected when you first threated to kill me."

[10/14/2017 4:56:31 PM] Josie: I didn't know you. ... and I'm not going to eat you. Although I think... I absorbed a bit of your energy when I didn't mean to, earlier.

[10/14/2017 4:57:17 PM] Ry: Theo shrugs.  "It's alright, I feel fine.  I always bounce back right quick."

[10/14/2017 5:00:12 PM] Josie: I'm not sure it's avoidable.

[10/14/2017 5:00:43 PM] Ry: Theo:  ... a reaction when we come into contact?

[10/14/2017 5:01:10 PM] *** Josie nods. ***

[10/14/2017 5:03:26 PM] Ry: Theo reaches out to try and touch her hand, curious!

[10/14/2017 5:03:38 PM] *** Josie lets him. ***

[10/14/2017 5:08:19 PM] Ry: You feel that buzz of energy off of him again!

[10/14/2017 5:08:44 PM] Josie: Do you feel that too?

[10/14/2017 5:09:05 PM] Ry: He blinks.  "Feel what?"

[10/14/2017 5:09:40 PM] Josie: Maybe I'm not taking it from you just by touching you, then.

[10/14/2017 5:11:56 PM] Ry: Theo:  Well, we're also not under duress.  It's not exactly a sound testing methodology.

[10/14/2017 5:12:03 PM] Ry: He yawns a bit.

[10/14/2017 5:12:22 PM] Josie: That's true. Do you want to go to bed?

[10/14/2017 5:12:40 PM] Josie: Last time it happened when you kissed me.

[10/14/2017 5:13:49 PM] Ry: Theo:  I'm awfully tired.

[10/14/2017 5:14:01 PM] Ry: Theo:  Well, you said you needed energy.

[10/14/2017 5:14:29 PM] Josie: Yes. But not now, obviously. I did take quite a bit off the dog. We should go back to the London house, it's safer for you there.

[10/14/2017 5:15:06 PM] Ry: Theo:  Is it?  I thought this was a pocket?

[10/14/2017 5:15:36 PM] Josie: It is, but it is all built by demonic magic. ... then again, they can't find you here, I think.

[10/14/2017 5:17:14 PM] Josie: ... it's up to you.

[10/14/2017 5:18:22 PM] Ry: Theo:  I don't think I'm Fae enough for it to hurt me just to be here.

[10/14/2017 5:18:31 PM] Ry: Theo:  I feel fine.

[10/14/2017 5:18:56 PM] Josie: All right. Come on, then.

[10/14/2017 5:19:48 PM] *** Josie takes his hand and brings him back to one of the bedrooms. It's fairly ordinary looking, except that the window looks out on the garden and the sky is still visible without a ceiling. ***

[10/14/2017 5:39:28 PM] Ry: Theo:  You like the stars?

[10/14/2017 5:39:43 PM] Josie: Yes. Don't you? I can put the ceiling back on if you want.

[10/14/2017 5:39:58 PM] Ry: He does not seem too mind the open rooms -- Fae is full of such construction, after all.

[10/14/2017 5:41:35 PM] Josie: There aren't any clothes here or anything for you... I just don't have anyone here normally.

[10/14/2017 5:45:59 PM] Ry: Theo nods.  "It's all right.  I have a change of clothes.  Do you have a vault or a safe?  I would suggest putting the Bell there, and keeping it there."

[10/14/2017 5:47:08 PM] Josie: What does it do?

[10/14/2017 5:48:58 PM] Josie: ... this universe is safe. You can only get here if I bring you.

[10/14/2017 5:52:45 PM] Ry: Theo:  It breaks things.

[10/14/2017 5:53:28 PM] Josie: What kinds of things?

[10/14/2017 5:54:07 PM] Ry: Theo:  Everything.

[10/14/2017 5:54:19 PM] Josie: Hearts?

[10/14/2017 5:54:58 PM] Ry: Theo:  Depends on the intent of who rings it.  If you're careless, it only breaks physical objects.

[10/14/2017 5:56:29 PM] Josie: That's frightening.

[10/14/2017 5:57:56 PM] Ry: Theo:  Which is why it'll be safe here.  As long as you don't turn out to be evil.

[10/14/2017 5:58:57 PM] Josie: Why would I be evil?

[10/14/2017 6:01:30 PM] Ry: Theo:  No particular reason.

[10/14/2017 6:03:38 PM] Josie: Do you want to check?

[10/14/2017 6:05:21 PM] Ry: Theo:  How would I do that?  I cannot read thoughts.  I think I trust you, though.  I don't mean to be unkind.  But I have spent too much time in Fae.  The daggers hidden up sleeves there have daggers hidden up their sleeves.

[10/14/2017 6:06:10 PM] Josie: Oh, humans say you can tell by kissing someone.

[10/14/2017 6:07:48 PM] Ry: Theo:   That is foolish, though.  Kissing is one of the easiest ways to enspell someone.

[10/14/2017 6:08:08 PM] Josie: Is it?

[10/14/2017 6:12:26 PM] Ry: Theo:  Oh, yes.  At least, it is with Fae.

[10/14/2017 6:12:40 PM] Ry: Theo does not seem like he knows he might be flirting.

[10/14/2017 6:13:46 PM] Josie: Not for us.

[10/14/2017 6:14:25 PM] Josie: I suppose I ought to give you a chance, though.

[10/14/2017 6:16:00 PM] Ry: Theo raises an eyebrow.  "A chance for what?"

[10/14/2017 6:16:12 PM] Josie: Oh, to enchant me. Or see if I'm evil.

[10/14/2017 6:16:57 PM] Ry: Theo:  I did enchant you.

[10/14/2017 6:17:54 PM] Josie: Well, if you don't want to try it, I certainly wouldn't make you.

[10/14/2017 6:19:18 PM] Ry: Theo seems confused.  "You want me to enchant you?  Or kiss you?"

[10/14/2017 6:19:51 PM] Josie: Kiss me, of course.

[10/14/2017 6:20:08 PM] Ry: Understanding dawns!

[10/14/2017 6:20:24 PM] Ry: Theo:  Ohhhh.  Well, yes, I kind of do want to kiss you.

[10/14/2017 6:20:36 PM] Josie: "Kind of"?

[10/14/2017 6:23:24 PM] Ry: Theo: We just met.  It's been a long day.

[10/14/2017 6:23:28 PM] Ry: Theo kisses her!

[10/14/2017 6:25:23 PM] *** Josie kisses him back, pretty thoroughly if he seems into it. ***

[10/14/2017 6:26:55 PM] Ry: It takes a moment!  You get the impression that he's not terribly experienced in these matters.

[10/14/2017 6:29:37 PM] *** Josie will get rather handsy, too, if he doesn't object. ***

[10/14/2017 6:30:05 PM] Ry: He does not seem to!  He is attracted to her, not just physically, either.

[10/14/2017 6:32:18 PM] *** Josie will probably tug him over to the couch and have her wicked way with him, too. She tries to avoid draining him, though. ***

[10/14/2017 6:34:31 PM] Ry: He seems okay with that, too!  She doesn't drain him, but does bleed off the excess, which there always seems be plenty of with him.

[10/14/2017 6:35:03 PM] Josie: ((Okay with it or enthusiastic about it? I think she'd stop if it's only the former.))

[10/14/2017 6:35:24 PM] Ry: Oh, he gets into it.  There's really no reluctance on his part.

[10/14/2017 6:36:59 PM] Josie: ((Just sayin', like Kite, she believes in enthusiastic affirmative consent!))

[10/14/2017 6:38:03 PM] Ry: She's got it!

[10/14/2017 6:38:35 PM] *** Josie definitely ravishes him within an inch of his life, in that case. ***

[10/14/2017 6:41:36 PM] Ry: And she feels very recharged afterwards!

[10/14/2017 6:42:27 PM] *** Josie snuggles him a bit. ***

[10/14/2017 6:42:35 PM] Josie: I hope you've decided I'm not evil.

[10/14/2017 6:43:30 PM] Ry: Theo:  I wouldn't have done that if I thought you were.  Probably.

[10/14/2017 6:43:47 PM] Josie: Probably?

[10/14/2017 6:44:21 PM] Ry: Theo:  I don't like definitive hypotheticals.  Too much margin for error.

[10/14/2017 6:44:36 PM] Ry: Theo:  You never know, ,I might have to end up seducing someone wicked at some point.

[10/14/2017 6:47:05 PM] Josie: I suppose so. But it wouldn't be me.

[10/14/2017 6:47:22 PM] Josie: ... you're exhausted, and I've worn you out even more. Come to bed.

[10/14/2017 6:48:10 PM] Ry: Theo:  I am awfully tired, that seems like a good idea.

[10/14/2017 6:49:18 PM] Josie: Unless you'd rather be alone.

[10/14/2017 6:49:59 PM] Ry: Theo:  No, I think I'd like you there.

[10/14/2017 6:51:19 PM] Josie: ... good. ... you know you didn't have to do that for me to keep helping you, right?

[10/14/2017 6:51:49 PM] Ry: Theo:  .... no?  That didn't occur to me.

[10/14/2017 6:52:46 PM] Josie: Good.

[10/14/2017 6:52:55 PM] Josie: I'm not.... like that.

[10/14/2017 6:53:54 PM] *** Josie tugs him into her own bedroom. It's a bit more ornate than the other one. ***

[10/14/2017 6:58:02 PM] Ry: Theo:  I didn't think so.  I'm not good at people, but I like to think I'm a bit better than that.

[10/14/2017 7:00:46 PM] Josie: I like you.

[10/14/2017 7:06:47 PM] *** Josie pulls the covers aside and slips into bed. ***

[10/14/2017 7:07:15 PM] Ry: Theo:  Good, I was not looking forward to you trying to kill me.

[10/14/2017 7:07:47 PM] Josie: Why would I do that?

[10/14/2017 7:08:54 PM] Ry: Theo:  You threatened to when we met.

[10/14/2017 7:09:19 PM] Josie: I didn't have all the information. You're not an enemy.

[10/14/2017 7:09:44 PM] Ry: Theo:   I know.

[10/14/2017 7:10:44 PM] Josie: Come to bed. How do you feel?

[10/14/2017 7:11:24 PM] Ry: He gets into bed.  "... Exhausted, still, but good."

[10/14/2017 7:13:08 PM] Josie: You'll sleep well, then.

[10/14/2017 7:14:48 PM] *** Josie squirms over to him and into his arms, unless he objects. ***

[10/14/2017 7:15:26 PM] Ry: He does not, but it does not take him long to fall asleep.

[10/14/2017 7:17:04 PM] *** Josie is very cheered by this, and falls asleep herself after a bit. ***