Post-party

Sep. 4th, 2009 10:19 am
awesome_lilly: (challenging)
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The party had been a wild success in the way most Milliways parties were: lots of food, lots of friends, lots of booze, and oh yeah. Lots of doom.

Lilly'd stuck a little closer to the kids after Puck filled her in on Blodwen's most recent attempt to win friends and influence people. She'd missed Satan, but it would have been impossible (at least for her) to miss Havelock and Puck's change in mood afterwards.

The kids are all fast asleep, Aria and Adrian zonked out in their beds post-sugar crash, and Raspberry burbling happily in the carefully temperature-adjusted hot tub as a special birthday treat.

"So," Lilly says, emerging from the kids' bedrooms, "what else happened at the party?"

Date: 2009-09-04 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puckishly.livejournal.com
Puck was not pleased by the deaths of the grasshoppers-- nor, to be perfectly candid, was he exactly delighted by the strange charms that showed up on the gift table after Raven's. He has pocketed them but avoided touching them directly; they are in his jean pocket, wrapped in paper napkins.

He runs a hand through his hair, absently.

"Before or after that strange balding fellow attempted to abscond with Raspberry?"

Date: 2009-09-04 05:47 pm (UTC)
oneman_onevote: (Eyeing you quietly)
From: [personal profile] oneman_onevote
Havelock eyes him sideways, pulling the door shut behind him.

"I think I missed that," he says.

He'll... let Puck explain the Satan thing.

Date: 2009-09-04 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puckishly.livejournal.com
Interestingly, Puck was going to let Havelock explain about the Satan thing.

Lilly's already heard it from his end, after all.

"I am most gratified to hear it, dearest," he says with a fluttering of a bright smile. "You are terribly considerate."

He shrugs.

"I imagine there is little else of note. Save that Havelock and I did have some brief words with a certain Irishman."

Irishmanshapedbeing.

Date: 2009-09-04 06:01 pm (UTC)
oneman_onevote: (Mr. Vetinari)
From: [personal profile] oneman_onevote
"Thankfully brief," Havelock agrees.



Threatening conversations with incredibly powerful beings are always so awkward.

Date: 2009-09-04 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puckishly.livejournal.com
Puck gives Lilly a look of withering distaste. (Accompanied by fierce eyebrow archings of SERIOUSLY SHUT UP.)

"That was not my impression, at least."

Date: 2009-09-04 06:23 pm (UTC)
oneman_onevote: (Profile)
From: [personal profile] oneman_onevote
Havelock gives them both a look that could mean just about anything.

"Not unless I misinterpreted somewhat."

Date: 2009-09-04 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puckishly.livejournal.com
"That I cannot say," Puck mutters.

"Due to what I am afraid was shortsightedness on my part, now he would speak with Blodwen Rowlands on my behalf. I think it quite likely that you, Havelock, and the children may all be subjects of that conversation as well. What will come of it, I cannot say-- mayhap they shall take poorly to each other, as those with their pride and power are wont to do. Then again ..."

He shrugs, this time somewhat miserably.

"They may find their aims in quite an enviable alignment."

Date: 2009-09-04 06:42 pm (UTC)
oneman_onevote: (Watching/Waiting)
From: [personal profile] oneman_onevote
Havelock gives a barely visible wince.

This is really not his area of expertise, much though you would think he'd be getting used to it by now.

"Vengeance does tend to be a personal motivation," he offers, without much hope. "But perhaps we should plan for the worst."

Date: 2009-09-04 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puckishly.livejournal.com
The thought has occurred to Puck, as it happens.

"He does," he says.

"Mistress Rowlands, as of our last meeting, knew of neither you nor the children, Lilly-- but she is well acquainted with Havelock."

Maybe Havelock would like to share something about that experience! (Puck's not counting on it, even in the name of full disclosure.)

Date: 2009-09-04 07:01 pm (UTC)
oneman_onevote: (Thoughtful)
From: [personal profile] oneman_onevote
"Quite," is all Havelock says on that score.

(He is, for the record, just a little embarrassed by his reaction the last time Blodwen Rowlands was about.)

He leans thoughtfully on the back of an armchair.

"Is there any likelihood this man will share what he knows with her?"

We all know how evil supernatural beings adore gossip.

Date: 2009-09-04 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puckishly.livejournal.com
Puck snorts.

"Yes, I am sure they shall be most politic and circuitous in their dealings. However, come to the point they certainly shall, and it may be as soon as this very night. Our plans to see the children safely away now seem doubly prudent."

Date: 2009-09-04 08:35 pm (UTC)
oneman_onevote: (Oh yes?)
From: [personal profile] oneman_onevote
Havelock nods, looking at Lilly.

"Are you able to take them somewhere else with you?" he asks. "We thought it would be rather better if neither of us knew where they were."

Date: 2009-09-04 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puckishly.livejournal.com
"Consider me profoundly silent on the matter," Puck assures her.

He tilts his head.

"Raven has gifted the children with charms-- protections. They seem to me quite suitable for disguising their whereabouts from prying eyes. Nevertheless, I must admit to some small fear for you, Lilly darling, if either of them should discover you are the children's keeper."

Date: 2009-09-04 09:41 pm (UTC)
oneman_onevote: (Totally has social skills)
From: [personal profile] oneman_onevote
"I would not dream of it," Havelock echoes on the heels of Puck's assurance.

Then "That was good of him," he says of Raven. "A pity he does not seem to be about in person."

Date: 2009-09-04 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puckishly.livejournal.com
"If you are quite certain," Puck says, brow furrowing.

"As to Mistress Rowlands I could hardly be certain, but the other has come for me once already in a world outside these walls. It would seem he is most persistent when there are those he wants found."

Date: 2009-09-04 10:04 pm (UTC)
oneman_onevote: (I am about to kill someone)
From: [personal profile] oneman_onevote
Havelock looks grim.

"He found you in a world of his own? Or one where he had no previous presence?"

The latter is bad, but what's worse is that the former doesn't rule the possibility out that he is as powerful as ever in all places.

Date: 2009-09-04 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puckishly.livejournal.com
Puck shrugs, helplessly.

"You should know as well as I. 'Twas the world through your wardrobe-- the Dublin of nearly my time, though it inhabits a universe of a slightly different character."

A pause.

"Although perhaps it was simply that he'd an easier time of it finding me. He has had occasion to know me rather well."

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