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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.
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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."
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[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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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 08:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"I have no idea whether we have decent automatic translation that knows ancient languages. I know someone who knows ancient Egyptian circa 1800 B.C.E, if that helps. We use ultraviolet light in the club--that's what blacklights are. I don't know about laser pointers, but it wouldn't surprise me."
cross_and_bow: (h ~ okay)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't have anything on me in ancient Egyptian to translate, I was hoping for a futuristic widget."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 08:12 pm (UTC)(link)
"I know, I know, I'm just thinking out loud." She pulls out her phone, and starts poking at the screen. "We do have ultraviolet laser pointers...Sumerian, Sumerian. I'm seeing some dictionaries, but no good automatic translators. Do we have UV lasers somewhere nearby, I don't really have time to wait for shipping...Walmart doesn't have it...Target doesn't have it...Radioshack has it. Well, it looks like I'm sending someone on an errand."
A voice comes in from outside. "Gloria? Why are you standing in the doorway playing with your phone?"
cross_and_bow: (e ~ checkout)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 08:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Bella peers to see who's speaking.
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
A young woman with long wavy hair, most of it pulled into a ponytail, but with escaping locks obscuring one eye. She's dressed in a skirtsuit and carrying a briefcase.
"Hi, Jeanine, the door got hijacked by some kind of world-hopping bar. I'm trying to help this person who's from the world of Everything Is Terrible And Will Kill You If It Can."
She turns to Bella. "This is my accountant-slash-childhood friend, Jeanine Jennings. Jeanie, this is...gosh, did I forget to get your name?"
Edited 2015-09-26 20:19 (UTC)
cross_and_bow: (c ~ smirk)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'm Bella. What's your name?"
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 08:20 pm (UTC)(link)
"Gloria. Gloria Scott. What an embarrassing oversight."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
"Gloria, someday you're going to announce that you've found the lost continents of Atlantis and Mu, and I'm just going to say, 'That's nice. Here's next month's budget.'"
"I'm not that bad."
"Every single strange thing that has entered our lives, you discovered. Gloria's turned into a vampire. Gloria's discovered a magical artifact no one thought existed. Gloria's cocktail waitress has been kidnapped and we need to go rescue her before her heart's cut out and sold to the highest bidder."
"None of those were my fault!"
"I'm sure it won't be your fault when you find Atlantis, either."
cross_and_bow: (d ~ eyeroll)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
"What's the magical artifact?" wonders Bella. "Is it cool?"
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
"It...is keeping the aforementioned cocktail waitress alive. We prefer not to tell people too much about it, because that results in people kidnapping her and trying to kill her. No offense to you, of course, but talking about it overmuch is not a habit I want to be in," Gloria explains.
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[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"All right. Not gonna kill your cocktail waitress."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
"Good, I didn't think so. So, Jeanie--"
"Yes, I will go around front and start setting up for you because you have once again landed yourself in shenanigans."
"You're a peach." Gloria grabs the keys out of her purse and hands them to her friend. "If you see anyone--particularly Hepzibah or Chris--will you send them back here? I have errands for them to run."
"Of course you do. Sure thing," she says, waving the hand with the keys in it and walking away out front."
"That woman puts up with more of my nonsense than I deserve," Gloria remarks.
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 08:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"We've been friends forever, she's used to it. The shenanigans I dragged her into growing up were less physically improbable, but not, from her point of view, less dramatic."
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[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 08:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"I wish there were anyone near my door to send on errands. My boyfriend would be ideal but I could make do with my Watcher or my dad."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 08:38 pm (UTC)(link)
"Do you not have a phone on you?"
cross_and_bow: (i ~ meh)

[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"Lizard demon flung it against a wall, battery popped out and fell into a pool of dog blood, I can't be sure the phone itself is busted but I don't want to try putting the battery into it."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 08:43 pm (UTC)(link)
"Ew. Well, I'm very fast, if you hold the door and gave me directions I could maybe run to someone and ferry messages and/or borrow a phone."
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[personal profile] cross_and_bow 2015-09-26 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
"My boyfriend'll be asleep, my dad'll be at work, and I don't actually have Giles's home address - I'm not saying it's impossible but there's nothing we obviously need from my world, so may as well hold off until then."
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 08:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"It might not be useless to send my wife to talk to your dad, come to think of it, but you're right about not obviously needing things. I'm assuming Giles is your resident member of the suspicious society?"
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[personal profile] maggie_of_the_owls 2015-09-26 08:48 pm (UTC)(link)
"If I can't find any good translation doohickeys--and I do think I'm coming up blank on that one--it might be worth trying to see if he has anything in Ancient Egyptian that Hepzibah could translate."

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