dark_light: (a ~ la la)
Isabella Amariah ⍋ "Amariah" ([personal profile] dark_light) wrote in [community profile] alicornutopia2014-05-11 03:17 pm

anniversary

Time passes. Canada is cooperative about portals and now there's one each in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, on a second floor of the hub with customs agents Isabella is tolerating for the time being as long as they're well-behaved. Japan and Australia and the UK all follow suit at roughly the same time, so then there are portals in their big cities, too, a couple new ones per week. Other nations are slated to trickle in as they handle their red tape to deal with sudden new national borders that don't have the built-in delay of airplanes. Some of the parking garages are being replaced with custom-built installations. Isabella pays off her loan, renegotiates for the continued use of her shiny credit card, and has reason to be grateful for her retained law firm, which is kept busy by frivolous lawsuits by airline companies. She's not appreciably cutting into their traffic yet - sure, the price point is dropping, but they're still competitive. They can just smell their own demise coming from a mile away.

Five witches besides Isabella ward the colony site. Robots guard the site of the portal, obligingly letting colonists through during scheduled trips and reporting to Isabella by mirror if anybody else shows up. Other robots help the colonists with setting up their farms and houses in the warded area. It'll hold a city, no problem, although another transfer of silks and bags to pay for warding a second site is going to be called for before they get literally everyone across, since in addition to city they need farmland, and since they can't build vertically as effectively as fully industrialized Earthlings or the deceased aliens.

One day:

"It's been exactly a year now since you crashed my picnic. Let's go to a fancy restaurant and celebrate."
silkhiding: (Solonne)

[personal profile] silkhiding 2014-05-15 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
Seraphina nods. "... Is there a sort of - theme to naming them, or do we just - pick whatever?"
ofthefallen: (Another tale for the ages)

[personal profile] ofthefallen 2014-05-15 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
"Vartilosax," says Xiara, in a bored tone.

"Sure," agrees her newly named daemon, unconcerned.

She is really not big on ceremony.
silkhiding: (Default)

[personal profile] silkhiding 2014-05-15 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
"I'll think of something. Longish and shortenable I can do."

She wonders if it would be tacky to name it after her husband. She considers it, then decides against it. If only because having a daemon wear the name of her husband would quietly break her heart, just a little more.
ofthefallen: (I have arrived)

[personal profile] ofthefallen 2014-05-15 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
"What is the purpose of the box?" asks Xiara, pointing at the television.
ofthefallen: (Listen to the whispers)

[personal profile] ofthefallen 2014-05-15 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
Head tilt. "How does it work? Magic?"
ofthefallen: (Ancestors defiled)

[personal profile] ofthefallen 2014-05-15 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
Xiara fixes Isabella with a look that says 'I am not the type of person to lie to.'

"I do not believe you."
ofthefallen: (Another tale for the ages)

[personal profile] ofthefallen 2014-05-15 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
"That is entirely up to you," shrugs Xiara.
silkhiding: (Sanft)

[personal profile] silkhiding 2014-05-15 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
"Sure. It looks interesting."
silkhiding: (Dolce)

[personal profile] silkhiding 2014-05-15 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
"Oooo," she says, playing with the remote and looking at the screen. "... And this isn't magic? That's - strange, but I'll believe you."
ofthefallen: (Default)

[personal profile] ofthefallen 2014-05-15 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
Isabella will probably not care, but Xiara over there will continue to not believe that this is not magic.
silkhiding: (Dolce)

[personal profile] silkhiding 2014-05-15 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
"Um, no, thank you, though." Little smile.
silkhiding: (Sanft)

[personal profile] silkhiding 2014-05-15 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
Seraphina nods. "I'll try to find a way to pay you back."
ofthefallen: (Another tale for the ages)

[personal profile] ofthefallen 2014-05-15 03:58 am (UTC)(link)
"Very well," says Xiara. "I feel as if I should have you check regardless, since I do not know what any of those are."
ofthefallen: (Listen to the whispers)

[personal profile] ofthefallen 2014-05-15 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
"A fair amount. I will refuse if you station me in an arctic wasteland, however."

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