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Minor Characters ([personal profile] alicornucopia) wrote in [community profile] alicornutopia2015-09-25 09:43 pm

here is a door

And now this door is not itself any longer, not quite.
cross_and_bow: (i ~ meh)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 07:16 am (UTC)(link)
"Who, me? If I don't die in my world there might not be any more Slayers. The system is dodgy as all fuck but I don't know how to set up a replacement with volunteers and funding and combat options that don't involve violent impacts, so this is what we got. The world would be substantially more lethal if little monsters were not told about the Slayer in the closet as a scary bedtime story. Also I have parents and a boyfriend who cannot reasonably get to this door either."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 07:20 am (UTC)(link)
"I didn't think so, but better safe than sorry." She sighs. "I wish there was something I could do to help."
cross_and_bow: (e ~ checkout)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 07:21 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, you offered to export blood, which is a bad idea for any number of reasons, but maybe you have other exports which aren't so... contagious and potentially interactive?"
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 07:25 am (UTC)(link)
"Blood is something I have in my body. I was coming in to work, I don't have that much on me...I could probably hold the door open until one of my employees gets here and have them fetch something for me. I do have a witch on staff, but her actual job description has less to do with mixing potions and more to do with mixing cocktails. Might be a good idea to see if she has any brilliant ideas, though."
cross_and_bow: (f ~ level)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 07:26 am (UTC)(link)
"Sure. According to Bar's explanation you could send her on arbitrary errands as long as you're willing to hold the door."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 07:36 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, it looks like that's our best plan."
Gloria drains what's left in her glass, and sets it down on Bar before going to the door and opening it. She gets out her phone and punches in one of the contacts.
"Hello, my love. Well, the funniest thing happened on my way in to work this morning. No, nothing like that. The door appears to have been usurped by some kind of transdimensional bar. Indeed. But not long after I arrived someone came in from another universe, one much nastier than ours. Well, we had a little miscommunication, because apparently her world's kind of vampire share little with ours save a taste for blood. No, I'm fine. Yes, she's fine too. But her world is nasty in all kinds of ways, so I'm holding the door open--apparently if the door is shut, time doesn't pass outside--waiting for someone, preferably Chris, to show up. Because I can't send her back to horror mcslaughterville without help, not if there's an alternative! Anyway, seemed like it might be relevant. Yeah, okay. Love you too, see you in a bit."
She ends the call. "My wife is a cop, I invited her over. I"m not sure if she'll be much help, but I'll be holding the door anyways, and this seems like the kind of thing she wouldn't want to miss out on."
cross_and_bow: (h ~ okay)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 07:37 am (UTC)(link)
"My dad's a cop," volunteers Bella.
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 07:39 am (UTC)(link)
"That seems like it might be a more dangerous job than usual in a particularly murdery small town."
cross_and_bow: (i ~ meh)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 07:40 am (UTC)(link)
"It is. Lot of turnover. But he's been okay so far. And now he knows when to call me."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 07:42 am (UTC)(link)
"That's good. I hope he keeps being okay."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"Do you have any ideas for anything that might be useful aside from magic? I'm not intimately familiar with Chris's whole repertoire, and of course there's the theoretical possibility she might not agree to help, or be taking a sick day and not come in or something. I do probably have more available funds than you do."
cross_and_bow: (h ~ okay)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
"Inconveniently, the organization intended to support and supplement Slayers doesn't take the expedient step of having a dozen of them work ordinary jobs and tithe to pay Slayers. I'm living entirely off my parents. That said, I am not strictly funds-limited - boyfriend ought to have inherited a lot of money, which has not managed to legally fall into his possession but he can steal it without moral qualm if it's crunch time. I might be tech-limited if you guys have different stuff?"
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 04:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"You have an organization designed to support you and you still have to worry about high scool Latin class?" Gloria asks incredulously. "If I, or more realistically my wife, were designing a support system for the only person in the world who keeps a population of malevolent supernatural beings under control, it would involve, one, shock troopers to take some of the workload off your shoulders, and two, a jet of some kind to get you wherever nasty things were nastying their nastiest. Equipping you with state-of-the-art whatever it is you use ought to go without saying. Are these people being incompetent on purpose?"
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[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 04:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"You know, sometimes I'm not sure? The one who's directly responsible for interacting with me is okay by and large. The rest of them I suspect of deeply stupid and unethical Slayer-related behavior, of which 'not paying me' is perhaps more forgivable than some. Latin is actually job-relevant, though. Interpreting prophecies and so on."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 04:55 pm (UTC)(link)
"Do I want to know what kind of stupid and unethical Slayer-related behavior? I suppose it doesn't really matter, does it, there's not much I can do about it from here. It's 2026 in my world, what about yours?"
cross_and_bow: (h ~ okay)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 04:58 pm (UTC)(link)
"2005. So that's promising, depending on what's within errand reach of your door. But, well, consider that, one, Watchers view Slayers principally as tools for keeping demons and vampires under control, and two, Slayers are non-volunteer randomly selected teenage girls whose title passes only when one dies."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 05:02 pm (UTC)(link)
"You think they're encouraging a high turnover rate?"
cross_and_bow: (k ~ suspicion)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 05:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't think they have incentives to kill off the average Slayer - training does make a difference in effectiveness - but if one doesn't want the job on account of the job not caring if it's wanted or not? Easily."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
"I see. The one you've got with you, you described him as decent, I'm guessing he'd side with you over them if it came down to it?"
cross_and_bow: (h ~ okay)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 05:06 pm (UTC)(link)
"Probably. And I mean, I don't object to saving the world as an occupation, I just object to my limited institutional backup and my stupid, stupid power set. I have to punch things. It's really dumb."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 05:11 pm (UTC)(link)
"That is really dumb. I do hope you haven't decided to give in to the idiocy by not acquiring suitable weapons. What I actually meant, though, about your friend, is that it might be worth asking him not to overtly disobey them if they told him to do something nasty to you. Claim you worked it out or avoided it somehow. Having an inside man in a creepy sinister organisation sounds rather useful, don't you think? I imagine if he's with them in the first place he probably wouldn't spy on them for you before they've proven themselves overtly terrible, but."
cross_and_bow: (d ~ eyeroll)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
"I have a crossbow, I have stakes, I'm considering various bladed options - my powerset comes with competence at physical combat generally, but it's still dumb. And that's probably worth bringing up with Giles, yeah."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yes...I'm trying to remember what things have been invented in the past twenty-one years, and I'm not coming up with much that's both useful and portable. Smaller electronic devices, sleeker cars, they've started replacing asphalt roads with solar hexes...Klaudia will probably have a better idea, she likes mechanical things."
cross_and_bow: (g ~ perhaps)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 07:53 pm (UTC)(link)
"My vampires don't like ultraviolet, I have porch lights that take advantage of that and a UV laser pointer but the laser pointers were invented by someone now dead and the noble work has not been taken up so I can't distribute them like party favors... if you have good automatic translation that knows ancient languages that could help with the prophecies in Sumerian and what have you with less laborious work from my Watcher..."

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