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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."
prodigal_miser: (o. Vernaia)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-05-15 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
Vern giggles. "We think so, too." Wingsnuggles! All of the wingsnuggles!
prodigal_miser: (o. Vernaia)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-05-15 05:33 am (UTC)(link)
Quite incomplete! It's a really good thing they're cuddling!

"Happy anniversary of picnic crashing," says Vernaia.
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[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-05-15 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
Vernaia giggles. "Sure," she agrees. "That clears up the talking of 'When will the wedding be,' at least."
prodigal_miser: (o. Vernaia)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-05-15 05:41 am (UTC)(link)
Nuzzle, nuzzle. "We will go fishing with Charlie and Kesathi first, so they're... Eased into the idea of us marrying you. Though maybe they will be entirely fine with us. We'd like to check, first - we'd marry you anyway, without permission or something, but we would like to not cause any sort of strife in your family."
prodigal_miser: (o. Vernaia)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-05-15 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
"Ranata too, but we have a less obvious 'This is a place to talk about things' option. So Charlie is the first choice and then we will try to figure out Ranata. Maybe asking Zeviana and Lecasryn for help."
prodigal_miser: (o. Vernaia)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-05-15 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
"Feel free, but she's going to be fine with it. She may or may not want to take some part in the wedding, but we've got no doubt she's going to be fine with it."
prodigal_miser: (o. Vernaia)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-05-15 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
".. How do your weddings go, anyway? Like we have just been assuming it would be some hybrid between the two customs but we don't even know what yours are."
prodigal_miser: (o. Vernaia)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-05-15 05:53 am (UTC)(link)
"... White dress? Bouquet? We don't have those. There are candles and there's a thing about each person lighting the other's candle, and wow does it sound dirty when I say it like that," giggles Vern.
prodigal_miser: (o. Vernaia)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-05-15 05:55 am (UTC)(link)
"Isabella looks lovely in black, anyway."
prodigal_miser: (o. Vernaia)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-05-15 05:58 am (UTC)(link)
(Snuggle! Snuggle, snuggle.) "We're glad! Adarin was trying to keep to the color scheme. Because you gave us a color scheme so we'll stick to it."
prodigal_miser: (o. Vernaia)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-05-15 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
"Awwww!" says Vern, and then there is preening because she is so pleased with him and Isabella. "He likes making her happy, and keeping her safe. Like the tattoos she gave us, except with clothes. Stylish clothes."
Edited 2014-05-15 06:03 (UTC)
prodigal_miser: (o. Vernaia)

[personal profile] prodigal_miser 2014-05-17 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
"Thanks," says Vern, nuzzling. "Adarin doesn't forget that he's protected, but he does forget occasionally that it's in the form of tattoos and sometimes he is surprised that he has them when he's out of the shower or something. We like them, though. They're useful."

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