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Minor Characters ([personal profile] alicornucopia) wrote in [community profile] alicornutopia2014-02-12 04:04 pm

new worlds and new worlds

Mallyn's first concern is whether he and Rithka have been permanently lost. Rithka, on the other hand, knows exactly what's going on - "this just happens sometimes! It's okay, we can go home whenever!" - and eventually has him reassured enough that he sits down at the bar and stutters his way through asking her for potato soup. Rithka gets a walnut to nibble on companionably from her squirrely perch around his neck, but doesn't feel like shifting to eat anything substantial. She was in the snack cabinet earlier spoiling her dinner.
inhispockets: (⑧ princess)

[personal profile] inhispockets 2014-02-13 12:20 am (UTC)(link)
A human, about twelve years old, walks in the door.

He stops. He stares around him in confused suspicion.
inhispockets: (⑦ what's a girl to do)

[personal profile] inhispockets 2014-02-13 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
The human peers at both of them, then waves-just-a-little back. After another moment spent looking around, he approaches the pair of them.

And asks Rithka, "Are you a talking squirrel?"
inhispockets: (⑨ only true in fairy tales)

[personal profile] inhispockets 2014-02-13 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
"Huh," he says.

"So... what's going on?"
inhispockets: (⑪ without provision)

[personal profile] inhispockets 2014-02-13 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
"...The bar's a she?" he asks, eyeing said bar. It looks like a perfectly ordinary long wooden counter with barstools along it, and not the kind of thing that would usually have a gender, but then: talking squirrel. Magic door-eating apparently-dinner-establishment. The usual rules don't seem to apply anymore.
inhispockets: (③ i wanted sunshine)

[personal profile] inhispockets 2014-02-13 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
He achieves a perch on a stool next to the elf boy and his talking squirrel friend, and asks the bar, "You're a she and you make food?"

A napkin appears. The napkin says Yes. On top of the napkin is a cupcake with swirly rainbow frosting. He eyes it suspiciously - eyeing suspiciously seems to be his default reaction to things - and then picks it up and takes a bite.

Ooh. Tasty magic cupcake! Maybe this is fairyland and now that he's eaten the magic food he can never go back. That would be something.
inhispockets: (⑥ get the show on)

[personal profile] inhispockets 2014-02-13 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
...ooh. Nobody here knows his name, not without some kind of magic, anyway. An opportunity to pick something else; better not waste it.

"Felicity," he says - the first thing that popped into his head. There is a blue-green-yellow smear of frosting on the end of his nose.
inhispockets: (② everything feels right)

[personal profile] inhispockets 2014-02-13 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
When she jumps on him, he yelps a 'Hey!', but by the time she gets to the frosting he's giggling.

"Nice to meet you too," he says between giggles.
inhispockets: (⑦ what's a girl to do)

[personal profile] inhispockets 2014-02-13 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
"Why, what language are you speaking?" he asks Mallyn.
inhispockets: (⑨ only true in fairy tales)

[personal profile] inhispockets 2014-02-13 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
"I live in America," volunteers Felicity. "We speak English."

He glances at the door, though, in a considering sort of way. It might turn out to be the case that he lived in America, past tense. Even if this isn't fairyland.
inhispockets: (⑨ only true in fairy tales)

[personal profile] inhispockets 2014-02-13 01:22 am (UTC)(link)
Felicity watches this exchange curiously.

Then he says, "What happens if I don't leave?"
inhispockets: (⑥ get the show on)

[personal profile] inhispockets 2014-02-13 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
"Maybe." He looks at the door again. "Probably."
inhispockets: (④ never get bored)

[personal profile] inhispockets 2014-02-13 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
"I don't really wanna go back where I came from," he says, inexplicably starting to smile a little. "I might go where somebody else came from, if you can do that. But I might not. Most places probably don't hand out cupcakes like this."

Speaking of which, om nom.
inhispockets: (① to live for fun)

[personal profile] inhispockets 2014-02-13 01:32 am (UTC)(link)
When he sees Rithka's proto-frown, Felicity laughs.

"Yeah? What's it like there?"

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