EnsTren: I think demona started flirting just to mess
with dacy and owen
EnsTren: and isn't it a conflict of intrest? nightstone and
xanatos aren't friends
Edmondia: think romeo and juliet, but with less
star-crossed love and more snarking
Edmondia: and as Puck put it to David, "There's no
conflict of interest when my only interest is in her body."
Edmondia: so they don't really see it as an issue
EnsTren: *pats goliath*
Edmondia: now there's an issue for ya :P
EnsTren: am seeing one of the garg trio saying
something about his practices, that it's not real because
he, being puck, didn't even fly her
Edmondia: what's not real, the sex? *blinksu*
Edmondia: or the relationship, if you can call it that?
EnsTren: relationship I think
Edmondia: well, it's not like either one of them is
looking for a mate
EnsTren: but, at least the wyvern clan, mates for life,
Edmondia: but Demona is a divorcee
EnsTren: which is probably mentally weirded them out
Edmondia: *thinks* well, so is Goliath, and he's all
swoony over Elisa
Edmondia: is that also not a 'real' relationship?
EnsTren: they haven't mated
EnsTren: that's still courtship
EnsTren: fucking without flying is not real
EnsTren: or rather maybe they accused him of not
flying her the way a macho idiot boy would accuse
another boy of using a condom
Edmondia: hm. interesting.
Edmondia: they're a bit stuck in the gargoyle mindset.
EnsTren: "I don't want to be her mate, I just want to
Edmondia: true enough
Edmondia: methinks she would be equally perturbed at
the suggestion that they be mates
EnsTren: he's a better choice than thailog
Edmondia: true enough.
Edmondia: certainly nicer and less manipulative
EnsTren: better in bed
Edmondia: hmn, she's probably a double-divorcee,
now that I think about it
Edmondia: sucks for her
EnsTren: some how I doubt thailog ever went down on
Edmondia: juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust a little bit of doubt
there, yes. :P
EnsTren: does she repay the favor
EnsTren: makes him happy
Edmondia: very equivalent-trade based relationship,
EnsTren: Broadway: *on finding out she did that to
him* How'd you get her to do that?
Angela: *unseen, looming, becoming more momlike*
Puck: I did it to her first
Broadway: eww! that's disgusting, there?! ick!
Edmondia: "And you're not willing to do that for the
woman you love? Tsk tsk... Angela, you might want to
look into taking a more considerate mate."
EnsTren: "I think I'll just fix this one"
Edmondia: "Sounds delightful. Do tell me how you
EnsTren: "I will, I'm going to ask mother for tips."
Edmondia: Chuckle. "She's quite inventive, I'm sure
you'll learn a lot from her."
Edmondia: "Once he learns his lesson, you can come
back and ask about the more... inventive things."
EnsTren: "Maybe I will"
EnsTren: Goliath: *havign issues*
Puck: what? jealous she didn't do it to you.
Edmondia: I think part of it is that it's very interspecies,
EnsTren: Puck: Look at it this way, Goliath-baby, if she
and I can enjoy ourselves it's just a good sign you and
E-Lii-saaaa can work it out
Edmondia: "Of course, the whole mating thing might be
a trick with you two. Elisa isn't exactly capable of
EnsTren: "Course you're big enough you can carry her"
Edmondia: Snicker. "Better hope you're not too big,
Edmondia: "Well, that was rude."
EnsTren: "Good to know you still have testosterone"
Edmondia: "Now, the thing to remember about sex with
humans is that they're so fragile..."
EnsTren: Skip backwards to avoid that strike
EnsTren: Hmn, maybe he should be recording this?
Edmondia: He should fix the security cameras so they
picked up sound and visuals. Hours of entertainment!
EnsTren: Davey would like watching his own exploites
Edmondia: Bit of an ego on that one. And Goliath was
simply too precious to go unrecorded.
Edmondia: "And they're not all that flexible. Have to
watch out for popping bones out of joint."
EnsTren: Hmn--he wondered if demona would mind
performign for a camera?
Edmondia: He wasn't sure if she was that uninhibited.
EnsTren: Well maybe she was--but probably only to
watch it again and critique his performance.
Edmondia: Still, critiques only made the next
Edmondia: And really, it was a pity - he was probably
giving her the best sex she'd had in the last thousand
years or so.
EnsTren: And he could shoot back volleys just as
EnsTren: (critique her back)
Edmondia: She probably wouldn't mind the criticism -
and he was very good at ducking if she did.
EnsTren: And he could always amuse--or please, her
back into good humor
Edmondia: Really, if you approached her the right way
she didn't get all spastic and homicidal.
EnsTren: And...almost welcoming
Edmondia: Certainly receptive to any advances paid to
EnsTren: Really, if you've flattered oberon effectively
you can flatter them all
Edmondia: And Demona was much more attractive
EnsTren: Sex...with oberon?
Edmondia: That would be a new and different kind of
incest, he supposed.
EnsTren: That is if tania didn't kill him
Edmondia: Which she probably would. She could be
surprisingly possessive, sometimes.
EnsTren: Getting killed by tania would be better than
what Oberon would do if he slept with Tania
Edmondia: Oberon certainly didn't care what she had
done when they were divorced, but now that they were
EnsTren: Shoot, he missed his chance to be the first to
try out something new. Ah well, they'd always divorce
Edmondia: Presumably, at any rate. They'd seemed to
grow up a bit over the past thousand years, especially
EnsTren: OBeron...not so much
EnsTren: He'd eventually piss her off again
Edmondia: Though they'd first gotten divorced because
she had pissed him off... which was impressive,
considering his complete infatuation.
EnsTren: Puppy love really
Edmondia: Well, it certainly was a very long-lasting
form of puppy love.
EnsTren: He was even more sweet on Tania than
Goliath on Elisa
Edmondia: And that was especially impressive,
considering he was perfectly aware that she manipulated
him left right and centre.
EnsTren: Of course he was also certain that he was
manipulating her right back. Really he didn't stand a
chance without him
Edmondia: Oh well, he'd known what he was doing
when he asked her to marry him again. Love equaled
insanity even for their own kind.
EnsTren: He was a big ole sap
Edmondia: Easy enough to manipulate, that way.
EnsTren: He wondered if they had a fight yet withotu
him there to smooth things over. Wait, avalon time
warp, they'd still be in honeymoon stage unless
somethign went really wrong
Edmondia: Doubtful. Titania was pleased with the way
things had worked out for Fox, Oberon was happy that
she was happy, and both of them seemed pleased with
his own baby.
EnsTren: He didn't like thinking about that though, he
reflected as he floated up near the ceiling. Did she want
him out of avalon? She was sneaky, the only one more
so than he. It made him paranoid
Edmondia: Then again, it was a very good thing that
Keiran was being raised away from the court. Was that
her scheme, to keep the Three away from her
EnsTren: She had been as surprised as anyone that he
found Keiran. If she had known she would have told
Oberon or someone who'd be able to finish him--he
might have died doing it. Infact he almost did
Edmondia: ...perhaps her original scheme had just been
for Alex's sake, to give him an education, yet keep him
EnsTren: And cost him his life?
Edmondia: ...well, it wasn't as if he was her son, not
really. Not the way Alex was her grandson.
EnsTren: She had raised him
Edmondia: ...so, she preferred her mostly-mortal
grandchild that she never saw to the boy that she raised.
Fine. He could deal with that just fine.
EnsTren: ...He needed to talk to Demona.
EnsTren: After all, if his real father, and best friend,
could sentance him to a slow lingering Death, then
certainly it wasn't past her.
Edmondia: She'd always seemed to prefer the Three
anyway. Probably because they were all hers.
EnsTren: Never mind he had called her 'Mama,'
nevermind how she laboured over his wrists.
Edmondia: ...maybe she just didn't like him now that he
Edmondia: The Three were his younger sisters, after all,
and Alex was just a baby.
EnsTren: Maybe she held it against him all the times he
had helped Oberon against her
Edmondia: Well, he'd certainly needed the help at times
- especially during her constant affairs.
EnsTren: Yes, that was it. Because...how could she
wish...what she did onto someone as loveable as me
Edmondia: She always had her reasons. Always.
EnsTren: Even if it was putting someone she'd never
meet and never spend much time with over his avalon
Edmondia: ...it's not like he was needed for anything
anyway, not anymore.
EnsTren: And when they needed a Puck again, he'd
have already trained his replacement.
EnsTren: She hadn't known abotu Keiran, so she
hadn't planed for him. Alex would have gone to avalon,
been a trickster without nearly as much problems going
around because of royal blood considering he was three
EnsTren: Being that much human ment he'd be more
controlable than himself.
Edmondia: And much more inclined to listen to his more
EnsTren: And not annoy Oberon with the obvious
Edmondia: It wouldn't have shown nearly as much,
anyway - Alexander's coloring was entirely human.
EnsTren: So no reminders to the court about Oberon's
Edmondia: Kind of morbid, really. Don't remind
anyone that there's a possible replacement.
EnsTren: No replacement, can't overthrow without
even a figurehead. And no one would follow even a half
Edmondia: He'd gone from being absolutely vital to the
survival of the kingdom to something to be tucked away
EnsTren: Or exiled and killed. But not overtly of
course--people would get in an uproar and defete the
purpose of getting him out of the way.
Edmondia: He frowned a little. All Titania's thoughts, of
course - Oberon had decidedly wanted him back.
EnsTren: Out of love or posession? Even if he was her
tool it was still his drive--she just pointed him. And he
had been the one to enact the death sentance.
Edmondia: ...possession, then. If he couldn't have him
then no one else would.
EnsTren: Not even his student. Because someday there
wouldn't have been anything for him to teach him, and a
long enough time between needing to be protected and
he'd age and die.
Edmondia: ...Keiran had changed that.
EnsTren: ...They let him back on to save his life, to
save Keiran's life. What made them willing to save
keiran but not him?
Edmondia: ...they'd been desperate to defend him when
he had been a little boy. Was it his youth?
EnsTren: ...If keiran grew up would they wish him dead
Edmondia: ...Keiran was a quiet child. Perhaps they
thought they could control him better?
EnsTren: He'd never let them.
Edmondia: Keiran was his.
EnsTren: He'd kill them. Living in the mortal world
worked for them, it let them get stronger, faster
Edmondia: More clever and able.
EnsTren: Already Keiran could stand more iron than
any other child he had met. And Goliath would support
him, and if Goliath supported him then the avalon clan
would, and they were proof against Oberon.
Edmondia: ...one could say many things about Demona,
all of which were true and few of which were flattering,
but she was a wonderful mother. She would defend his
EnsTren: Was she of Goliath's clan really?
Edmondia: Maybe only genetically. Angela was a
disturbing suggestion of how she could have once been,
but thankfully the girl was growing out if it.
EnsTren: Posibilities were spiraling in his subconsiance.
Edmondia: She was a good fighter, too. Once Keiran
was old enough to shapeshift, she could teach him how
to fight as a gargoyle...
EnsTren: And if you could fight as a gargoyle you
would know how to counter a gargoyle fighting
Edmondia: So that would take care of one race...
EnsTren: She was of Mab's line, he'd be growing older
as Keiran grew up, he'd be getting stronger too and he'd
be able to stand against any of the other children.
Another Mabling on his side...
EnsTren: Also given how long this would all take,
generations of Gargoyles--and time to phase Demona
back into the clan.
Edmondia: The young ones would look to her for
guidance, perhaps even a new sorcerer would spring up
in the line...
EnsTren: Elisa. Elisa was fey touched through her
father. Phasing her into the line, any sorcerers that arose
from her line might be able to learn to use avalon's magic
without illness--aat least minorly.
Edmondia: ...perhaps through her sister, or even Derek.
There was the minor issue of the impossibility of a
EnsTren: It would help his plan, he would use magic
and say it was for their benifit.
Edmondia: If she took a few months off from work,
consented to being a gargoyle long enough to lay an
EnsTren: Or even do it via science.
EnsTren: He giggled, or he could turn Goliath into a
Edmondia: Elisa would make a striking male gargoyle,
and Goliath would be simply lovely.
EnsTren: Course mood swinging Goliath was a
Edmondia: The castle probably wouldn't survive it.
EnsTren: it was okay though.
EnsTren: Police had materinity leave.
Edmondia: And there was Demona.
EnsTren: Surrogate mother?
Edmondia: ...she'd have problems bearing children at
all, with the constant switching between forms. But she
could certainly raise children.
EnsTren: He could change his magic on her.
Edmondia: Long enough for her to find a nice young
gargoyle and make and lay an egg, perhaps. She'd like
that, wouldn't she? She'd missed out on the chance to
EnsTren: He certainly wasn't going to be the father
EnsTren: Well, father perhaps, he liked children, but he
wasn't going to be the sperm doner
Edmondia: The last thing the world needed was another
halfling, and he had Keiran already - it was always a
terrible idea for a fey to have more than one child at a
EnsTren: Look at how the three turned out
Edmondia: Granted, they had been triplets, which was
an entirely bizzare occurance.
EnsTren: Look at Aliel
Edmondia: Granted, there were extenuating
circumstances, but he was still miffed about the fact that
he'd tried to kill him.
EnsTren: He tried to remember how his parents had
treated him when the three had been born
Edmondia: Well, he remembered the look on Oberon's
face when he realized that there were three of his
daughter instead of just one.
EnsTren: Did he have any more memories?
Edmondia: ...gently being shooed away to play instead
of staying with his mother, he remembered that.
EnsTren: Daughters were a mother's thing, did daddy
play with him?
Edmondia: Yes, daddy took him out to play in the tall
grass, told him that he had to be a big brother now.
Showed him pretty birds in the trees.
EnsTren: He loved his father back then. His daddy.
Edmondia: His father had loved him back then too, he
EnsTren: He rubbed his cheek and thought hard,
rooting through millenia of memories.
EnsTren: Maybe he should start at an easier place and
go backwards from there. When had he been declared
puck? It was certainly something he was proud of, he'd
want to recall that subconsiacely.
Edmondia: He'd been young, very young, but older than
when the Three had been born - maybe... maybe when
he was what would be the equivalent to a human in the
early stages of being a teenager?
EnsTren: He shifted his jaw, a flitter of...worry or
something like that. How old would have the three
Edmondia: Still small girls clinging to their mother's
EnsTren: Old enough to be presented at court?
Edmondia: No, just a few decades too young for that,
EnsTren: ...Oberon was good at planing ahead, Titania
was better. What were decades to them after all?
Edmondia: ...so, he'd been replaced.
EnsTren: And the three were older now--but still doted
upon, after all they did little things for their king now, and
had been allowed to remain behind.
Edmondia: ...why hadn't they taken his role as servant?
EnsTren: Not clever enough. Manipulitive, yes, but no
where near fun or intresting enough.
EnsTren: So servants, prime servants, but not right
hands to him.
Edmondia: Oberon had never been particularly
impressed with his daughters, if memory served.
EnsTren: Useful, but uninspired.
Edmondia: Funny, most little girls were spoiled by their
daddies, but he didn't think the Three had ever called
EnsTren: When had he stopped?
Edmondia: ...probably when he had become the Puck,
he thought. By that time, Oberon had thrown himself
fully into running the kingdom, and it had been clear that
he wasn't going anywhere for a very long time - he'd
needed a right hand more than an heir by then.
EnsTren: ...And he was to be hidden.
EnsTren: Or rather forgotten.
Edmondia: For various reasons, he remembered now,
being held in his father's arms as he explained what was
EnsTren: Did he realize he was being put aside?
Edmondia: ...did even Oberon realize it?
EnsTren: Oberon wasn't as clever as his lady, but he
was a trickster king.
Edmondia: He'd talked about his need for help, the
need for him to travel freely, the need for his son to fade
into the background for safety's sake.
Edmondia: But at the time, he hadn't questioned - had
simply listened and absorbed what he was saying - such
an honor to be chosen to serve at his father's side.
EnsTren: Never mind he had been heir before.
Edmondia: But he had been a little boy, and serving
was his first real responsibility, and he'd be able to move
around without his father fussing about him being safe.
EnsTren: How foolish he had been back then!
Edmondia: ...but what little boy didn't believe what his
daddy told him?
EnsTren: What kind of daddy was his father?
Edmondia: ...maybe it was worse now because he'd
been so wonderful when he was still small.
EnsTren: He hadn't wanted to kill him when he was still
Edmondia: He'd been rather obsessed with protecting
EnsTren: Not giving him a slow lingering death.
Edmondia: ...but he had thrown Aliel out in a time when
few ventured past the shores into the World.
EnsTren: A long time ago, when he still cared.
Edmondia: When he'd been afraid of the look on his
father's face as his brother was banished.
EnsTren: The same look he had given him when he had
Edmondia: ...he'd only seen a glimpse, that first time, in
the mirror in the instant before Aliel was hurled through
EnsTren: Aliel had a chance to live, he had survived a
long long time
Edmondia: ...Aliel was rather stupid, though.
EnsTren: So? he got to keep his magic, his immortality
Edmondia: He wasn't as much of a threat, that was
EnsTren: He had never wanted to hurt his daddy. But
his daddy had thrown him out and wasn't his daddy
EnsTren: He had never wanted the crown
Edmondia: His baby didn't want it either.
EnsTren: Oberon...and Titania, would hurt them if one
of them didn't have it eventually.
EnsTren: (obie and tania will hurt him and keiran if they
Edmondia: (around where?)
Edmondia: (huh? why?)
EnsTren: (Obie and tania fucked him over and tried to
kill him in an inconspicuous was)
EnsTren: (kieran will grow up, they'll be mean to
EnsTren: (so puck thinks he's eventually going to have
to do to them what they did to mab so his family will be
Edmondia: (ah. scary.)
EnsTren: (he's getting paranoid)
Edmondia: (...surprisingly, I think Demona might be
able to help him through that)
EnsTren: He stopped hovering around the ceiling and
took to hovering over Demona's bed.
Edmondia: (what time of day is it?)
EnsTren: (pick. or pick her to be else where in the
EnsTren: (but night since he was playing with goli)
Edmondia: (if she's in bed, she's probably human and
catnapping before work)
EnsTren: (he knows her bed better than anyplace else
in her home.)
Edmondia: (so it's probably a bit before dawn, in which
case she's a gargoyle and catnapping)
Edmondia: She went "mnrph" and chucked a pillow at
EnsTren: "I think my parents tried to assasinate me."
Edmondia: She sat up and stared at him. "The hell?"
EnsTren: "Titania is better at planing and adlibbing than
me, though it wounds me to admit that."
Edmondia: She held a hand up, yawning hugely. "Just a
moment. Get me coffee, then come here."
EnsTren: "Mm, sure." Float off through the wall to the
coffee machine that was keeping fresh coffee warm. Ah
the wonder of programable timers. Black, three sugars
and one spoon, he brought it back to her and sat tailor
style on the bed next to her
Edmondia: She downed the coffee swiftly, rubbed at
her eyes with the back of her hand, then curled around
him, pillowing her head on his thigh with another yawn.
"Okay, start again."
EnsTren: "I have no mother, Mab made me with her
son's magic--Oberon's magic."
Edmondia: She blinked slowly, digesting that, then
EnsTren: "I don't know if you know this but there are
basically two types of fey. Fey like me, Oberon, Titania
and Keiran. And everyone else. We're...more, wilder."
Edmondia: Another few blinks. "Wilder how?"
EnsTren: "The diffrence between a dust devil and the
wind screaming in a winter storm. Between the things
that lurk in the day and the hidden wildness in night."
Edmondia: She frowned thoughtfully, then nodded.
EnsTren: "The three are Oberon's and Titania's
biological children, so was Aliel, they didn't inherit this"
Edmondia: Another nod.
EnsTren: "He was my father and she was my mother.
A few decades before the trio would be old enough to
be presented at court I was made puck."
EnsTren: "I was heir, but I was turned into his right
hand, to move freely and be his servant."
Edmondia: "So it is a title and a position instead of a
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EnsTren: "Yes, it is, though it also supants my name,
espically after so long. But most consider me to be
Oberon's only heir, despite the three." An artistic shrug,
"I never cared, didn't want the throne"
Edmondia: "Royalty is often more trouble than it's
worth," she observed quietly.
EnsTren: He shruged. "Oberon became, instead of my
father, my best friend, and my master--which is diffrent
than what I have with David. He's my boss, but he
doesn't rule my life"
Edmondia: "I have difficulty believing that anyone could
rule your life."
EnsTren: "I got around it, very well, but bottom line is
Oberon is God on Avalon."
Edmondia: She nodded, stretching a little. "Go on."
EnsTren: A sigh, "Titania controls him, steers him, he
knows, it's a game they play, and I as well. I helped him
play tricks on her. She manipulates, I helped him get
back at her."
Edmondia: "I see."
EnsTren: "She knew what she was doing. And they
have a disturbing tendancy to put aside children."
Edmondia: "How so?"
EnsTren: "I had a brother, which they let Mab bring up.
There's myself made to Puck rather than heir, the three
who were doted on, but much younger..."
EnsTren: "And they like keiran."
EnsTren: "You know, Oberon needed a gargoyle dog
to find me?"
Edmondia: She blinked. "He did?"
EnsTren: "Yes. And I was right infront of him and he
didn't know I was me until Owen changed into me, do
you know why?"
Edmondia: "No idea."
EnsTren: "Because Owen, Is, Mortal. The shape is
utterly perfect. Iron has no more effect on him than it
would on you."
EnsTren: "And I...I was banned from using magic
unless teaching or protecting Alexander."
Edmondia: "...isn't that dangerous for you?"
EnsTren: He rolled over and folded his hands behind
his head, "Owen ages, Demona. He gave me a death
sentance. I reset the body every time I transform, but
eventually I wouldn't have to teach him, or protect him.
Or he would have been died and my one out would
have been gone."
EnsTren: "I...I was going to die. And no one on
Avalon would really know about it, I would have gotten
killed, they wouldn't know it was what Oberon
Edmondia: She was quiet, but snuggled against his side
and pulled him into her arms.
EnsTren: "Titania never sees Alex, won't see him for
more than a few weeks out of his life time. But his life
and safety was put over my life. She raised me! She
brought me up as if I was her own son! She fixed my
EnsTren: Settling quiet. "And Oberon...really was my
father. And he looked at me the same way he looked at
Aliel when he banished him for trying to kill me"
Edmondia: She stroked her talons softly through his hair
and kissed his jaw.
EnsTren: "Killing me out right makes me a a mryter I
guess. Doing it this way, slow, and getting me out of the
way so no one thinks of me. No me, no replacement for
if they ever decide to over throw Oberon"
EnsTren: "From Heir, from absolutely vital to the
kingdom to Servant, right hand to the throne yes, but
servant. From there to exile, to forgotten, to dead."
Edmondia: "Why were you exiled?" She was petting
EnsTren: "Because I didn't keep my head down. Do
you remember when everyone in the city fell asleep
Edmondia: "I imagine I was asleep at the time."
EnsTren: "It was in the news, lots of car accidents,
doctors falling asleep mid surgery..."
EnsTren: "Titania is Fox's mother. She came to get
alex, steal him away like in the stories and take him to
avalon so he'd learn magic"
Edmondia: "...he's only a quarter fey, then. Why
EnsTren: "He's of the royal line. Oberon came there
looking for me. And they like raising children. Besides,
getting the baby would have made titania happy, and
he's more gaga over her than broadway is over Angela"
Edmondia: "I see."
EnsTren: "She wanted him trained. She had her I on
me, probably to get me off of Avalon."
EnsTren: He drew lines on the comforter. "He
probably realized it too. I set up defences for Xanatos,
and then ran. But...I couldn't...David's my friend too."
Edmondia: She nuzzled a kiss beneath his ear.
EnsTren: "So, when everything was about to go to hell
I went back up, and I fought my lord--Luckly grandpa
Xanatos hit him with a harpoon to the chest."
Edmondia: "...so you chose your friend over your
EnsTren: "And my Lord. But I had given my word to
David, he intrigued me, he knew me as Owen under
Renard. But I went to him as puck, and I offered him
immortality, or a life time of service from Owen."
Edmondia: "He made the wiser choice," she murmured.
EnsTren: "He did, and I couldn't break my word."
EnsTren: "So I was banished and bound to a babe for
all of eternity--except I didn't have eternity"
Edmondia: "Just as long as the child lived."
Edmondia: "...somehow I doubt your lord thought that
EnsTren: "Unless of course Oberon decided to have
me passed down like an heirloom."
EnsTren: "Titania does."
Edmondia: "...I see."
EnsTren: "They...they're getting rid of me."
EnsTren: "They had effectively assinated me if it wasn't
EnsTren: "Neither of them could plot for Keiran. Pure
luck that David found him, his siblings were all dead and
it near killed me to wake him fully"
Edmondia: "Why didn't it?"
EnsTren: "Oberon came thinking I was doign something
he had forbidden, found me dying and lent me his
power. After all, if I die who's going to take care of
Edmondia: "His grandmother, of course - she'd truly
have a reason to take the child and raise him, then."
EnsTren: "She couldn't, Oberon said they could keep
the child. They'd have to take the family to Avalon, or
send someone else here. Keiran changed my whole
dynamic, espically because he's a mabling."
Edmondia: "Oberon strikes me as the kind of person
who feels free to re-interpret his own edicts."
EnsTren: "Oh he is, but that doesn't make him always
Edmondia: "And that would stop him from doing so?"
EnsTren: "He can only bend them so far. And it would
piss Tania off."
Edmondia: "Even if it meant she could have her
grandchild always with her?"
EnsTren: "I don't think she intended to take him in the
Edmondia: "She just wanted him trained?"
EnsTren: "Yes, she didn't want to hurt her daughter by
taking her child away."
Edmondia: "...your kind is entirely too occupied with
EnsTren: He shruged.
EnsTren: He rubbed his wrists through his bracers.
Edmondia: She draped a wing over him. "If he is as
infatuated as you say, why did she not simply tell him
what she desired?"
EnsTren: "No fun, and he might not give me up."
Edmondia: "He would choose you over his wife?"
EnsTren: "He doesn't stand a chance against her
manipulations without me"
Edmondia: "Yet here you are, and he is with her."
EnsTren: "Keiran. And eventually they'll try to take him
away and throw him away too, just like me."
EnsTren: "They did it to me, and they brought me up.
She healed me, twice."
Edmondia: She squeezed him softly. "They're not
EnsTren: "They can't take him away from me right now,
he's still feeding off of my magic."
Edmondia: "Why didn't they take him earlier?"
EnsTren: "Couldn't, they didn't know he existed. It got
to him first, I started making him, and after that they
Edmondia: "Why not?"
EnsTren: "Can you take a child out of one egg and put
it in another?"
Edmondia: "Hmn." She shifted, pulling him closer.
"Even with magic?"
Edmondia: "Why did he bother, then?"
EnsTren: "I'm a bother to replace--if I don't train Alex
he's not going to have a replacement"
Edmondia: "Alex will die eventually, and no full-blood
would ever let a halfling give them lessons. They'd run
out of replacements."
EnsTren: "No, you don't understand. No one would
follow a half-blood. So I train him, he inevitable
becomes a trickster, and to avalon he goes."
EnsTren: "No political or power threat, no one will
listen to him, and he'll be weaker than me."
Edmondia: "And how would someone who has been
raised off of Avalon and is powerless be of any use to
EnsTren: "Brains, baby. Brains. And he'd have
enough power to be amusing and do most of the shit
Oberon had me do."
Edmondia: "Brains mean little without experience."
EnsTren: "Which he'd get"
EnsTren: "Oberon would end up giving him immortality.
I wouldn't be able to get to him, so no point in changing
if he was in danger, so I wouldn't be able to, and voi la,
I die of old age."
Edmondia: "Why bother having a child if all you are
planning to do is kill it?"
EnsTren: "Mab gave me to Oberon. And...well I'd like
to think they cared about me at first."
Edmondia: "So why would that change?"
EnsTren: "It's been millenia"
Edmondia: "That hardly makes you less their child."
EnsTren: "I think the fact they wanted me dead
prooves that I'm not"
Edmondia: "...which one of them wanted you dead, do
EnsTren: "...Titania. I...I can hope away that Oberon
was being a stupid butthead and not thinking ahead. But
she ALWAYS thinks ahead."
Edmondia: "If he made his decision in the heat of the
moment, isn't it possible that she too was taken by
EnsTren: "POssible but unlikely."
EnsTren: "It doesn't change the fact she wanted me off
Edmondia: "To look after your nephew."
EnsTren: "Off the island though. First out of the the
family and into the court. Then out of the court because
I'd be too close to Oberon. Now out of the island."
Edmondia: She shifted around a little, squeezing him
softly. "She knew you were friends with Xanatos -
perhaps she wanted to be sure that you were the one
who could care for her grandchild."
EnsTren: "...I could never go home."
EnsTren: "I could never be around others of my own
EnsTren: "David's nice, I like him but he...he doesn't
EnsTren: Squease back. "I'm allowed to visit Avalon,
so I don't keel over from magical exhaustion. Oberon's
law says you have to protect children and keep them
from dying, it overides his personal decree against me."
EnsTren: "BUt he banned me from ever going home."
EnsTren: "Even if he was doing it in the heat of the
moment and didn't realize that he was killing me, he said
I could never go home again. That I'd never be with
anyone like me again."
Edmondia: "...is he planning to keep the whole of your
race on Avalon for the rest of eternity?"
EnsTren: "Possibly. But even then, I earned his ire, no
one would come near me for fear of it rubbing off. Oh
yeah and because I couldn't use magic it would be fairly
easy for the three to finally off me."
Edmondia: "Why would they be able to leave?"
EnsTren: "He let them stay last time"
Edmondia: "Are they always exempt from his rules?"
EnsTren: "He makes exceptions. After all, someone
had to stay and guard the island"
Edmondia: "So why would anyone be sent outside
EnsTren: "It's the gathering, when the party's over he
might let them go, or at least loosen the reins. Oh right,
and if anyone wishes to issue a formal challenge for my
Edmondia: "I see. Would anyone really be that stupid?"
EnsTren: "If I can't use my magic, yep. But I can, so
Edmondia: "Hmn." She idly stroked his cheek. "So
your parents abandoned you..."
EnsTren: "And possibly want me dead."
Edmondia: "Somehow I doubt that."
EnsTren: "Why not? It makes good sence"
Edmondia: "You're a parent."
Edmondia: "Does it make sense to that side of you?"
EnsTren: "As long as Keiran's boudn to me they
EnsTren: "Oberon tossed his biological son into the
EnsTren: "Where I think Mab, impossibily, managed to
Edmondia: "Why did he do that?"
EnsTren: "He tried to kill me rather recently actually"
EnsTren: "Because Oberon payed more attention to me
Edmondia: "So why are you not dead?"
EnsTren: "Luck, brains, and experiance."
Edmondia: "If people are allowed to kill you for your
position, why did Oberon get involved?"
EnsTren: "He didn't challenge me."
Edmondia: "But as an exile, you were no longer
Oberon's concern, correct?"
EnsTren: "Keeping Titania happy is, which means
keeping Alex alive"
Edmondia: "Was Alex there?"
EnsTren: "Yep. Remember when we were listening to
the speach of doom and the AC crapped out and the
mercs popped out?"
Edmondia: "Oh, that."
EnsTren: "Could have killed her daughter"
Edmondia: "I didn't notice any magic then."
EnsTren: "Ugly teadybears, trust me there was
magic--though not much by our standards"
Edmondia: "So when did Oberon show up?"
EnsTren: (*goes to check!*)
Edmondia: (good idea :P)
EnsTren: "Broken bones and Aleil about to kill me."
EnsTren: "If they can't feel me it probably means I
failed and that Alex and Fox are in danger if not dead"
Edmondia: "Were they?"
EnsTren: "...Did you know Aliel was insane?"
Edmondia: She snorted softly. "No. Does that make a
EnsTren: "He went insane because he was banished."
Edmondia: She kissed him.
EnsTren: He kissed her back, hand in her hair and
Edmondia: She squeezed him softly, nuzzling his cheek.
EnsTren: "Course I probably wouldn't have lived long
enough to go insane." How bitter he sounded!
EnsTren: That was her shitck.
Edmondia: "Did they know?"
EnsTren: "They had to be checkign up on him to make
sure he didn't do anything stupid to the humans"
Edmondia: "Wouldn't Oberon's law have enforced
EnsTren: "Oberon got away with being the reason for
hundreds of deaths. Quite a few of us are worshiped as
gods. Trust me he'd be able to get a round it"
Edmondia: "To Oberon, you were a traitor, and to
Titania, you were trustworthy. Strange."
EnsTren: To both of them I was once a son
Edmondia: "You still are."
EnsTren: "You don't plot to kill your sons"
Edmondia: "I'm still not sure they did."
Edmondia: "How could she have known how he would
EnsTren: "She's his wife, she manipulates him like the
illuminati manipulates teh world"
Edmondia: "They had been divorced for a thousand
years," she pointed out. "Perhaps she is not still so
skilled as you suppose her to be."
EnsTren: "She manipulated him into letting the eggs stay
Edmondia: "But family is always a much more delicate
EnsTren: "Consequences, she knew what they could be
and dismissed them, going on with her plan"
Edmondia: "...perhaps she didn't take into account the
fact that he still loved you."
EnsTren: "He doesn't."
Edmondia: "Why else would his reaction have been that
EnsTren: "He's a possessive bastard"
EnsTren: "I want to get you back into the clan."
EnsTren: "I'm thinking of a time frame of three
Edmondia: She abruptly turned over.
EnsTren: He turned to face her, bemused and curious.
EnsTren: He didn't say anything, only waited for a bit.
Edmondia: She was very quiet.
EnsTren: "You missed out on raising the clan's eggs, on
your daughter. I don't see why you should miss out on
your grandchildren, or great grandchildren."
Edmondia: "...I will not rejoin the clan," she said at
EnsTren: Tilt his head, "Why not?"
Edmondia: "I do not think I can live like that again," she
EnsTren: "Protecting humans or having a family?"
Edmondia: Her lip curled. "Both."
EnsTren: "I think the clan could do with having a voice
of self preservation. And you can be the weird grandma
EnsTren: "They can protect the humans all they want,
you can protect something far more precious, the
Edmondia: "I can do that without being a part of the
EnsTren: "I'd think that if you do that you'd be part of
Edmondia: "I'd rather not be."
EnsTren: "If you were the three wouldn't be able to
fuck around with you anymore"
Edmondia: She snorted.
EnsTren: "Like you enjoyed being controled."
Edmondia: "How, pray tell, would being part of a clan
effect any of that?"
EnsTren: "Oberon's decree, has to do with the eggs
being Avalon's honor guard."
EnsTren: "Also my plot to over throw them so they
can't hurt Keiran."
Edmondia: "...I really don't think that's necessary."
EnsTren: "Why not? They threw me out, give it a few
more centuries they'll throw the three out. Now they
have their eyes on Alex and keiran"
Edmondia: "I don't think it's quite the same situation."
EnsTren: "I don't trust them"
Edmondia: "I can tell," she murmured wryly, tapping his
cheek with a talon. "But I also think you're
overestimating Titania and underestimating Oberon."
EnsTren: Eyes down. "...I hate them."
Edmondia: "Hate is never that simple."
EnsTren: "Enraged by them, then. Never wanting to
see them again, then."
Edmondia: "Mmm." She kissed his cheek.
EnsTren: "Madness, death, abandonment."
Edmondia: "Mistakes and consequences."
EnsTren: "They judged a bit of spite and people they
barely interact with to be more important than life ending
consequences on me."
EnsTren: "Am I so uninportant to them?"
Edmondia: "If you were unimportant, they wouldn't
have fucked up this badly."
EnsTren: "Not making sence there."
Edmondia: "Titania valued you enough to want you to
protect and raise her grandchild. Oberon valued you
enough to not want to let you go."
EnsTren: "That just means Titania knows what
everyone else knows, I'm the best and I like kids. And
Oberon is a fucking asshole"
Edmondia: "If Keiran turned against you in favor of a
human friend, how would you feel?"
EnsTren: "Angry and curious as to why the fuck he did
it. After all, I don't treat him like a servant or like crap,
or like a whiping boy when It's my fault I fucked up
because I didn't listen to him."
Edmondia: She pulled him into a kiss.
EnsTren: He kissed back, after all he had no reason not
to. When they parted he snorted a glittering laugh. "If
that's how you tell me to shut up I'll talk more often."
Edmondia: "If it's that effective, I'll do it more often."
EnsTren: He kissed her.
Edmondia: She kissed back.
EnsTren: Mm, romp. Romps were good for getting
your mind off things
Edmondia: Also a good way to work off emotional
energy in a pleasant way.
EnsTren: He smiled, "You know dear, Davey asked
me why you."
Edmondia: She smirked. "Did he?"
EnsTren: "I told him it was because I didn't think he
and Fox would be intrested in a threesom. His reaction
was priceless espcially considering he was drinking
Edmondia: She snickered.
EnsTren: "Angela's starting to take after you, the
catalyst was Broadway's reaction to paying back
favours as a good and healthy way of getting head."
Edmondia: "Was he being stupidly male about it?"
EnsTren: "Yep!" Beam, "She should be stopping by
sometime this week for advice."
Edmondia: Her grin bared fangs. "Good girl."
EnsTren: "She is your daughter!"
EnsTren: Now, back to romping.
Edmondia: Romping was good.
EnsTren: very fun
Edmondia: Especially when one's partner had plenty of
appendages she wasn't afraid to use.
EnsTren: He liked that in a woman. The fearlessness
and asertiveness, not the extra apendages--which were
a bonus but not the main attractor
Edmondia: It made for very fun romping.
EnsTren: So romps away!
Edmondia: Good way to spend the last hours of the
EnsTren: And maybe even a post change perk me up
Edmondia: She made for a fairly attractive human, as
EnsTren: And it was kinky for him to be the one with
the extra limbs
Edmondia: Unfortunately, she was a bit quieter when
she was human.
EnsTren: But still Demona
Edmondia: He rather liked her.
EnsTren: Very fun, if a bit rude.
Edmondia: And she did listen when he rambled.
EnsTren: And he listened to her.
Edmondia: Romping-partner and therapy-partner. An
odd combination, but it suited their unusual
circumstances well enough.
EnsTren: He half hoped that Oberon woudl send the
three to fetch him when he was curled up with her. That
would be amusing
Edmondia: The looks on their faces would be positively
EnsTren: And then he'd blast them and go back to
Edmondia: Ah, sleep, another wonderful thing.
EnsTren: Very enjoyable, good thing mortals invented
Edmondia: Especially nice with a sleepy warm satisfied
partner to cuddle with.
EnsTren: practically family
Edmondia: Probably better than family, because family
was mostly made up of bastards anyway.
EnsTren: Chosen family then. David and Fox and Alex
and maybe a bit of Goliath's clan.
EnsTren: Screw oberon with a rusty nail
Edmondia: Here was infinitely better.
EnsTren: They threw him away after all. They stopped
being his family. So he made his own. Dysfunctional
yes, but much more functional than his old one.
Edmondia: And all his.
EnsTren: They'd never throw him out or use that 'I am
your lord and master' trump card. Hells he even beat up
David sometimes and he took it well.
EnsTren: They just...would never understand him. But
that's what demona was for.
Edmondia: Not a mate, but a partner who could
understand, who would listen.
EnsTren: Not an equal, in his mind that place was
reserved for David--who may or may not be allowed to
share it with Fox; but rather a..mirror.
Edmondia: Just like him, yet not.
EnsTren: Misery loves company. And orgasms were
better with company.
Edmondia: So was post-coital snuggling.
EnsTren: It felt so good to finally touch someone again
Edmondia: Especially someone who touched back -
and who knew who he was.
EnsTren: No lies.
EnsTren: Or at least very few
Edmondia: No need to pretend.
EnsTren: Time sharpend wits and magic sharpened
sences. No pretending, no faking.
Edmondia: And she wasn't afraid of him.
EnsTren: He liked that in a girl
Edmondia: Even David got uneasy around him
EnsTren: David could accept, but not understand.
Mostly it was the Owen/Puck thing. And it was,
partially, his fault, for making Puck and Owen seem
more seperate than they were. Davey was smart, but it
was hard for mortals to get their minds around that
Edmondia: And he did so hate to break character.
EnsTren: He was a proffesional after all.
Edmondia: And Owen was very fun to play.
EnsTren: Pitty he couldn't be Owen next to Vogel as
much as he used to.
Edmondia: Now that had been hilarious.
EnsTren: Good memories
Edmondia: Demona poked him in the ribs when she
grabbed a pillow to hide from the morning sun.
EnsTren: Grumble at her
Edmondia: She glared at him with one jade-green eye.
"You kept me from my usual nap. Be grateful I'm not
kicking you out of the bed."
EnsTren: "Mnph." Float off the bed with pillow
wraped round his ears
Edmondia: She wriggled into his newly-vacated spot
with a loud yawn. "See you tonight?" she invited lazily.
EnsTren: "Definetly. Thanks."
Edmondia: "Mnph." She waved an idle goodbye and
tried to burrow under her pillow again.
EnsTren: He dropped his one her and quiet litterally
Edmondia: Home again, home again, jiggity jig.
EnsTren: Yawn streach and go cuddle his son and curl
up in bed.
Edmondia: Keiran woke up a little with a sleepy smile
and a greeting of "Daddy smells like Miss 'Mona!"
EnsTren: "Daddy's been talking to Miss Demona and
been taking a nap. Daddy's still tired too." Flop into
bed with his son
Edmondia: Keiran curled into his arms and very
solemnly offered his pillow to share.
EnsTren: Smile and pat his head, thank him and kiss his
Edmondia: Keiran yawned, tucked his head under his
chin, and was instantly asleep.
EnsTren: His daddy followed his example
EnsTren: (how was that?)
Edmondia: (interesting trip through his psyche)
EnsTren: (paranoid abandonment issues little bugger,
Edmondia: (but that's how we like him)
EnsTren: (can't blame him really)
EnsTren: (keiran has been intructed not to talk to obie
Edmondia: (not too surprising)
EnsTren: (and he's not going to let go of ze sproglet
while they are around)
Edmondia: (of course not)
EnsTren: (and fairly obvious with the 'i-don't-trust-you'
and 'get-the-fuck-away-from-my-family' vibes)
EnsTren: (*pets puck*)
Edmondia: (he's a special boi)
EnsTren: (*pokes obie and tania*)
Edmondia: (why do you poke 'em?)
EnsTren: (for their reactions to puck)
EnsTren: (well you can expect him to just shrug off 'Oh,
I'm going to die because titana was greedy and my
father was an idiot')
Edmondia: (heh, yes)
Edmondia: (mmkay, bed)