Edmondia: *huggle* hi~
EnsTren: there be both seto and puck my head
Edmondia: oh dear
Edmondia: I have sheSeto and Keiran
EnsTren: what's intresting is that this puck WAS taken
back to avalon
EnsTren: but fox wasn't killed
EnsTren: alex is on avalon too
EnsTren: puck is a bit obsessed
EnsTren: he has his room set up with dozens of mirrors
made to capture them
EnsTren: to watch his mortals
EnsTren: thing is...he doesn't leave
Edmondia: oh... dear.
EnsTren: doesn't sleep much either
Edmondia: again, oh dear.
EnsTren: yes, doesn't want to miss anything
EnsTren: at first he taught alex a bit
EnsTren: pet and held him
EnsTren: said "that's your mommy and daddy"
EnsTren: but his spot is noticably empty in court
EnsTren: and there are no puck pranks
EnsTren: obie eventually tries to force him to react
Edmondia: oh dear
EnsTren: yes goes on a line, in public, to puck's back,
since puck is walking away
EnsTren: about how since he's not doing his duties
perhaps there should be a new puck
Edmondia: ...somehow methinks our boi won't care much
EnsTren: and puck is all "So it is perfectly acceptable
for one of your Children to stay in their room all the time
while not for your Puck?"
EnsTren: "While it is Amusing to Us that you see fit to
ground yourself without expressed orders it palls."
EnsTren: so puck goes "Okay, I resign" and threw his
little buckle/medal thing at obie, who caught it purely
EnsTren: and puck looks a bit angry now, surly and
EnsTren: "And Just for good measure" he pulled off his
bracers and threw them at obie's head
EnsTren: which shocked obie and everyone else as the
twisted scared wax like scars were revealed
EnsTren: obie was shocked cause puck was throwing
those back at him
EnsTren: he didn't realized how pissed puck was
EnsTren: and one might have boinked him in the head
Edmondia: oh dear
EnsTren: puck might or might not start laughing at the
expression on obie's face
EnsTren: which is the first time he laughed since being
Edmondia: oh dear
EnsTren: and then he hustles back to his mirrors
Edmondia: of course
EnsTren: the trio are all "mm, opertunity!"
EnsTren: cause robin isn't puck anymore so doesn't
have royal protection
Edmondia: oh dear.
EnsTren: I think tania wasn't shocked at how angry
puck was, she suspected, but was surprised he threw the
bracers away and revealed his scars
EnsTren: obie had no clue puck was so angry cause he's
seen him for less than five minutes at a time
EnsTren: so he's poleaxed
Edmondia: I'll bet.
EnsTren: and when people try things on puck to proove
themselves worthy of they are worthy of being the next
puck, or in the case of the sisters, to get at him period
Edmondia: slicings and dicings?
EnsTren: well puck gets back, in a level of curelty and
vicousness he hasn't had since he really was a childe
EnsTren: of course no one can trace or proove it
EnsTren: but everyone knows
EnsTren: of course, then in his mirrors he sees
davey-dear aquire keiran-cocoon
Edmondia: oh my
EnsTren: the only reason why he suceeded in jumping
out to that point and place was becauseof surprise
EnsTren: no one expected puck to come blazing out of
EnsTren: course after a bit of confusion, obie forgets all
about how worried about puck he was and how upset
and such and gets his royal fury on that puck escaped his
home right infront of him
EnsTren: course when he goes through to bitchslap
puck he finds his dear son singing his life out to keiran
EnsTren: and probably too far along for obie to enter
the song and help him out
Edmondia: oh dear
EnsTren: so singing and laughing to it, getting weaker
and weaker, he tries to figure out if he can take puck
back to avalon without killing the kidlet
EnsTren: calls for wifey
Edmondia: wise move
EnsTren: meantime obie tries to share a bit of his power
EnsTren: puck doesn't have the strength to spare to
swat him away, so instead, despite his desprete need, he
shuns obie's touch completely
Edmondia: oh dear
EnsTren: obie's hurt
Edmondia: well, yes.
EnsTren: he's basically, not saying, but
demonstraighting, that he'd rather risk death that touch
EnsTren: don't know if he'll take tania's help or not
EnsTren: might blame her for this mess
Edmondia: so he's gonna keel over mid-song?
EnsTren: he's going to finish it but be transparent
Edmondia: oh dear
Edmondia: and the kidlet?
EnsTren: leaching offa transparent robin
EnsTren: cause he has to mind you
Edmondia: and they will be dragged back to Avalon
EnsTren: wraped up in obie cloak no less
EnsTren: course there are rumors when they come bakc
EnsTren: that obie beat robin so bad he almost killed
EnsTren: well you know, things like that
EnsTren: good news is that obie can feed puck when
EnsTren: his distaste of him doesn't run deep as his
Edmondia: ah, that be good
EnsTren: but he's still sicky
EnsTren: and as soon as he can stand he glares and
snarls and such and such and goes to his room
Edmondia: oh dear
EnsTren: he sinks through floor to do so
EnsTren: he can't fly or will himself invisible
Edmondia: oh dear
Edmondia: ...worried Tania.
EnsTren: he worries over his mirrors
EnsTren: and rewinds one of them for a flashback of
Edmondia: oh my
EnsTren: but cuddles his baby
EnsTren: and will try to kill anyone that comes close
Edmondia: even if they bring food?
EnsTren: they better push it to his door with a pole
EnsTren: think bear with cubs
Edmondia: and if Tania approaches with Alex-baby?
EnsTren: back into a corner
Edmondia: and if she backs off a little?
EnsTren: Relax a teensy tiny bit
Edmondia: And if she stands there patiently and pats Alex's
EnsTren: he's got keiran behind him so she can see the
Edmondia: so she can or can't?
Edmondia: and if she offers cake?
EnsTren: how is she offering it?
Edmondia: pushing it over on a plate
EnsTren: Sniff it and eat it
Edmondia: and if she offers a bottle of fruit juice in a similar
EnsTren: sniff sip, and maybe pass a bit of it back to the
baby behind him
Edmondia: can he even drink yet?
EnsTren: mostly he's putting the juice on keiran's hand
for him to suck off
EnsTren: give those digits a bit of flavor you know
Edmondia: she's glad he's at least taking something
EnsTren: what's she doing with alex baby?
Edmondia: holding him
EnsTren: puck wouldn't hurt alex baby
EnsTren: maybe grab him and raise him along with
EnsTren: but not hurt
Edmondia: she knows that, I think that's why she brought him
EnsTren: oh ho?
Edmondia: she thought he'd be more likely to accept food
from her if he saw Alex
EnsTren: he wants alex
Edmondia: she won't let him have him
EnsTren: she better be making like davey and fox then
and not let alex out of her sight
Edmondia: but can Puck even extend the effort enough to try
Edmondia: I mean, other universe him was asleep all the time
and he had support then
EnsTren: well he's on avalon
EnsTren: and before this he had basically only sitting in
EnsTren: so his room is very much soaked with his own
EnsTren: no iron around to sap him even more
EnsTren: and...well do you want to underestimate puck?
EnsTren: besides, someone out there has got to owe
him a favor or ten
EnsTren: he's been singing to keiran since then too
EnsTren: I think he's hearing a little bit o Mab
Edmondia: uh oh
EnsTren: either half echos and half memories of the
island itself, or really hearing her
Edmondia: uh oh. obie notice?
EnsTren: it's passive on puck's part and she's doing the
same thing she's always done
Edmondia: he'd hear if it was really her, I think
EnsTren: it's just her normal singing that she's been
EnsTren: puck, for whatever reason, can hear her
Edmondia: ah. probably 'cause he took off the bracers.
EnsTren: that and he was exhausted and did a mably
thing, create a fey, and used mabgifted magic
EnsTren: singing and laughing
EnsTren: and why would bracer lack induce hearing
EnsTren: what magic did obie put in those?
Edmondia: healing, protection, and KEEP CRAZY MOM
AWAY FROM MY BABY!!!!!111eleventyone!1!!
EnsTren: so possibly puck could have heard the
moment he took them off?
Edmondia: might've taken a bit. he's been wearing them for...
lots of centuries by now, lingering effects...
Edmondia: so yeah, took a while
EnsTren: course mabsong, which he doesn't know is
mab, he might just think it's his imagination or avalon,
might be helping him recover quicker
EnsTren: and if he gets alex he's going to sing and laugh
to him too
Edmondia: which would be Bad.
EnsTren: might kill alex, or it might make him more
Edmondia: would be Bad.
EnsTren: or it just might make him stronger
EnsTren: does obie come by with alex and cake?
Edmondia: and crazy, and yeah
EnsTren: he'll accept the cake, but won't eat it
EnsTren: better than kicking it away if obie didn't have
alex with him
EnsTren: obie seems to be operating on the 'its the
thought that counts' principal because he keeps bringing
them even though there are brick hard stale ones piled up
in a cornner
Edmondia: patient man
EnsTren: more like desprete
Edmondia: that too
Edmondia: grandkidlet in hands of not-so-stable sproglet
EnsTren: hasn't even seen grandkidlet
Edmondia: not even when he picked 'em up to take 'em home?
EnsTren: puck was curled around it
EnsTren: so maybe a glimpse
EnsTren: he was disturbingly overjoyed at evidence of
said grandkidlet's survival and such when wifey told him
about how puck gave juice to him
Edmondia: why disturbingly?
EnsTren: he shouldn't be that happy over such a little
thing, it's not like its the baby's first steps
Edmondia: kid survived and is drinking. that's good.
EnsTren: and puck is paying the kid attention
EnsTren: kidlet is allowed to use obie cake bricks as
Edmondia: he can do that by now?
Edmondia: bright boi. do they sleep a lot?
EnsTren: mostly he bangs the bricks together
EnsTren: sisters come with...less than pure intents
EnsTren: puck tries to kill them
EnsTren: they get away
Edmondia: I am impressed that they get away
EnsTren: puck IS weak
Edmondia: but still. sneaky bastard princeling with baby.
EnsTren: you forgot vicous
Edmondia: vicious, he's not a liquid.
Edmondia: and Avalon will answer to him considering
EnsTren: and protecting new princling too
Edmondia: I imagine Oberon is not very please
EnsTren: no he's not
EnsTren: one of them has a nasty cut on her face that's
probably going to scar
EnsTren: yes puck did that to her in an attempt to cut
her throat open
EnsTren: I think they go to throne room to complain
EnsTren: Robbie tried to KILL them after all
EnsTren: he had no right
EnsTren: and he's not puck anymore
EnsTren: puck is puck, but he's not THE puck
EnsTren: course I think puck maybe stalking them into
the throne room and try to kill them again
Edmondia: possible, but would he leave the baby behind?
EnsTren: ...I think he temporarily ate him
EnsTren: Odin did it
Edmondia: still. weird.
EnsTren: not odin, cronos
EnsTren: course he might have somesort of cloak and
baby straped to him
EnsTren: or baby in a gord
Edmondia: that makes sense
EnsTren: he really really wants them dead to be coming
out of his 'lair'
EnsTren: and he comes out of no where while they were
making a full formal complaint to obie infront of everyone
who was in the hall
Edmondia: ...they are quite the stupid.
EnsTren: yes they are
Edmondia: so, tell me what happens. :D
EnsTren: well I don't know
EnsTren: then cyote starts taking bets
EnsTren: obie and tania observe for a bit, and keep the
spectators from getting injured
EnsTren: I guess obie keeps puck from killing them
Edmondia: how and why?
EnsTren: well pissy or not, he knows puck's not
completely all therre, and the three are useful
EnsTren: and probably by binding puck to a wall or
midair ot something
Edmondia: and the three?
EnsTren: pushed away or let to scramble away
EnsTren: Puck was about to laugh but obie slapped him
with a bansidhe esque face plate
EnsTren: so it lookes like obie disaproves of puck
EnsTren: puck be snarly and feral for a bit and then
EnsTren: he be caged and he touches the gord at his
side (big round un) and fingers the whorls and dips of his
EnsTren: makes people wince, and he looks all together
too calculating and coniving
EnsTren: here's hoping obie doesn't try to take keiran
away from puck
Edmondia: he's not that stupid
Edmondia: and he's figured out why puck went homicidal
EnsTren: well he went homocidal becaus ehe knew the
sisters would kill keiran
Edmondia: Obie doesn't quite know about that bit, but he
knows about the gut reaction to protect baby. and he is NOT
happy about having an upset sproglet and baby kidlet.
EnsTren: who is stuck in a gord at the moment
EnsTren: but is okay, has a rattle and
EnsTren: and daddy near even if he can't see him
Edmondia: but if he finds out from Puck that the Three tried
anything... he will be Very Very Angry
EnsTren: well they didn't get to try anything
EnsTren: they just came close
Edmondia: somehow I don't think he's going to blame Puck for
his reaction at all
EnsTren: but he does put him in his room and lock it up
like a vault
EnsTren: which looks like he's locking puck up like a
EnsTren: never mind he keeps visiting with alex and
Edmondia: appearances versus reality
EnsTren: tricksters know things aren't as they seem
EnsTren: but aren't too sure WTF is going on
EnsTren: but they leave fruit at the door
EnsTren: obie brings cake and such, they figure it is
good to bring food too
EnsTren: but since they can't go in they leave it at the
EnsTren: apricots and apples
EnsTren: a mango here and there, a few oranges
EnsTren: sugar cane
EnsTren: roast duck
Edmondia: that's good. they eating any?
EnsTren: puck makes the fruits into babyfood
Edmondia: good good
EnsTren: obie and tania approve of tricksters
EnsTren: someone brought a small cherry tree in a pot
Edmondia: cherry tree?
EnsTren: has cherries all the time
EnsTren: also puck can't be seeing much folliage in there
EnsTren: there's also a pot of tea
EnsTren: they also make sure, somehow or another obie
and tania knows who's leaving foods
EnsTren: racking up the brownie points ya know
EnsTren: tania rolls her eyes at this
Edmondia: how does Puck feel about this whole situation?
EnsTren: worried over his mortals, they are getting older
you know, elisa is laid up in the hospital due to an injury
in the line of duty
Edmondia: oh dear
EnsTren: it's been several years out there remember
EnsTren: he gets agitated more and more often
EnsTren: plays with keiran to make himself feel better
EnsTren: and gets more and more bitter at obie
Edmondia: oh dear
EnsTren: he should be out there
Edmondia: is that wise?
EnsTren: puck's thoughts
EnsTren: he should be with his mortals
EnsTren: with the rest of his family
EnsTren: and he might be getting angry at tania
EnsTren: cause I can't see her not visiting at least twice
in an avalon month with alex
EnsTren: why wasn't he invited!?
EnsTren: why couldn't he go and see his family too?
EnsTren: it's enough to make him cry sometime
EnsTren: his family
EnsTren: he might put away the mirrors eventually and
have himself a good cry, finally
EnsTren: but if he doesn't and one of them finally dies
he's going to flop over in greif
Edmondia: poor thing
EnsTren: it would be worrisom cause he'd stop doing
anything but breathing and blinking and sleeping
EnsTren: of course if he puts away the mirrors, which
will still be recording, he'll be distant from everyone
EnsTren: but he might come out with keiran
EnsTren: go sit on the beach
EnsTren: and kill anyone who comes close
EnsTren: but sit on the beach and in general be apathetic
Edmondia: poor thing
Edmondia: can't imagine this is great for Keiran
EnsTren: he loves his daddy very muchly
EnsTren: and is amazed at the outside world
EnsTren: never fear, for keiran canget a smile out of his
Edmondia: good good
EnsTren: of course on their first outing there is
Edmondia: joaps? *amused*
EnsTren: jesus on a pogo stick
Edmondia: ah XD
EnsTren: cause they spot the kidlet
EnsTren: who puck is showing how to build sandcastles
EnsTren: and showing shells
Edmondia: does anyone dare approach?
EnsTren: not even obie geos close
EnsTren: he's allowed to be smart
Edmondia: this is true. is he watching?
EnsTren: and ready to rescue anyone from going too
Edmondia: ah. good move.
EnsTren: children seem to be smart
EnsTren: they stay back
EnsTren: like whoa
EnsTren: keiran traces his daddy's scars
EnsTren: they not hurt
EnsTren: kei not know they are scars
Edmondia: so sproglet and he play on the beach?
EnsTren: puck has a mai tai
Edmondia: ...what happens if after a while Tania brings Alex
out to play in the surf?
EnsTren: hold keiran
EnsTren: be suspicous
Edmondia: Obie's there too, standing a little away
EnsTren: Hide keiran
Edmondia: Wander out into the surf where Titania was
playing with Alex.
EnsTren: Scoot away
Edmondia: Kneel down and play.
EnsTren: Cloak keiran and and pull up a hood
EnsTren: Turn away slightly and make new sad castles
Edmondia: Float a little boat towards him.
EnsTren: teach keiran his first obsensive spell
EnsTren: and I don't mean lewd
Edmondia: Alex is upset the floaty went 'splody
EnsTren: not looking
Edmondia: He has splashed over
Edmondia: Pouty look back.
EnsTren: Scoot closer to Alex
Edmondia: Blink. "Why'd you make my boat go boom?"
EnsTren: "I was teaching my son something, Alex." And
then he proceded to teach him how to put things you
made go boom together again
EnsTren: Scoot closer again, "You know I knew your
Edmondia: Blink. "Yes, grandmama told me."
EnsTren: "I didn't want to leave. I tried to stay and
make it so you could stay with them as well." Scoot.
Edmondia: Blink blink. "Grandmama told me."
EnsTren: "What do you think about that?"
Edmondia: "That grandmama and grandpapa made a mistake."
Alex tilted his head to the side and blinked. "Are you my uncle?
You don't look like grandmama."
EnsTren: "I'm your uncle, yes. Maybe your godfather
too, or I would have been if they hadn't taken you away."
EnsTren: "Your father was my best friend"
Edmondia: "Grandpapa said that too. I have a picture of mama
and papa, so I don't forget them. Grandmama says it's important
EnsTren: "I watched them for along time"
Edmondia: "Do you miss them?"
EnsTren: Wilt. "...very much."
Edmondia: "Me and grandmama too."
EnsTren: "...they never got to meet my son. And she
and he never allowed me to visit them though she took
Edmondia: "I'm sorry."
EnsTren: "Are you?"
EnsTren: Reach under the hood and caress his baby's
Edmondia: "Uh-huh." Nod nod. "Never got t'meet them."
EnsTren: "...I'll let you borrow my mirrors"
EnsTren: "'Grandmother' didn't tell you about them?"
Edmondia: "Grandmama said they made you sad."
EnsTren: "I watched everyone through them. They have
Edmondia: Blink. "Sad memories?"
EnsTren: "Their lives"
Edmondia: Another blink. "Sad and happy memories?"
Edmondia: "I'd like to see."
EnsTren: "...What else did your grandmother tell you?"
Edmondia: "That mama was in love with papa and papa was in
love with mama and they love me and you very very much."
EnsTren: "Do they now?"
EnsTren: "And what, pray tell young master, did she say
about your grandpa?"
Edmondia: Blink. "Which one? Papa's papa or Mama's papa
or your papa?"
EnsTren: "My 'father'"
Edmondia: "Lots of things."
EnsTren: "Oh ho?"
EnsTren: "And how clever did you have to be to
Edmondia: Alex nodded enthusiastically. "Uh-huh! Like in
the mornings she says she's going to scalp him if he doesn't get
her coffee, and - um." He frowned thoughtfully. "Sometimes
she'll just tell me but other times she grumbles."
EnsTren: "I think he'd make a lovely scalp, don't you
Edmondia: Alex wrinkled his nose. "Eew."
EnsTren: "Heh. I bet she has all sorts of things to say,
she's a smart lady."
Edmondia: "Yes." Alex blinked up at him. "She likes him a lot,
EnsTren: "What does she say about you?"
Edmondia: "That I'm growing up to be just like my papa."
EnsTren: "Marvelous! He was a very smart man you
know, very clever and knew the true worth of something.
Why he'd have to inorder to get me into his service"
Edmondia: "Uh-huh!" Alex nodded happily. "Grandmama
told me stories!"
EnsTren: "Did she now? what did she tell you?"
EnsTren: "I do love stories"
Edmondia: "Um, that mama and papa met a long time ago
when papa was working for mama and mama's papa, and papa
took all the people who were working for mama's papa away!
Which wasn't nice but very smart, and being smart is just as
important as being nice..."
EnsTren: "Hehe. You tell stories very well young
master, don't you think so?" The so far silent child
nodded and held his hood over his head.
EnsTren: "Daddy? Daddy I want to know what she
says about usses."
EnsTren: Chuckling and a head pat.
EnsTren: Indulgent and a hug. "Why yes, I do think that
would be very fun indeed"
Edmondia: Alex blinked and stood on his tiptoes. "Is that my
EnsTren: "Yes, I suppose so. But then everyone on the
island is your cousin."
Edmondia: "Uh-uh!" Head-shake. "Not real family."
EnsTren: "You know the Three are your Aunts."
Edmondia: Alex wrinkled his nose. "I don't like them. They're
EnsTren: "I said they had cooties"
Edmondia: "They do?!" Alex looked horrified.
EnsTren: "Yep, cootie infections only go into remission,
they rarely go away completely"
Edmondia: "I'll have to hide even more from them now!"
EnsTren: "You can hide in my chambers, they're afraid
Edmondia: "Hee, grandpapa said." Alex beamed.
EnsTren: "Did he now? Now that's a fine and intresting
thing. I bet he didn't tell you that, why at this rate you
might take up my old place because you're so clever."
EnsTren: "But then, you'd really have to proove how
clever you are"
Edmondia: Blink. "Huh?"
Edmondia: "Grandpapa did tell."
EnsTren: "Tell what?"
EnsTren: (nix that)
EnsTren: ('tell what?')
EnsTren: "Really now? That's a surprise to me"
EnsTren: "Do you think you can surprise me again?"
EnsTren: "Do you think he can surprise us?"
Edmondia: Alex bit his lip thoughtfully. "Um... grandpapa
said that it's the unfortunate duty of a king to save his people
from the results of their own stupidity, and that it's bad form for
siblings to kill each other no matter how much the three deserve
EnsTren: "I dunno daddy"
EnsTren: Chuckling, "Do you know what that means?"
Edmondia: "Uh..." Alex frowned, concentrating hard. "The
three are stupid?" he offered.
EnsTren: "Very good, young master, you'll get the
intracacies later I think, it's hard not to when he's bringing
Edmondia: Alex beamed.
Edmondia: "Thank you, uncle!"
EnsTren: "You're very welcome."
Edmondia: He stood on his tiptoes again, peering curiously at
Keiran. "What's your name?"
EnsTren: "Can I tell him daddy?"
EnsTren: "Well I don't know. It is after all a very big
secret you know, hush hush, on the down low and such"
Edmondia: Alex pouted up at him. "Please, uncle?"
EnsTren: Robin Goodfellow thought it over. "Maybe
we could trade? information for information."
Edmondia: Alex perked up.
EnsTren: "You tell us something we don't know, and
that they don't know you were clever enough to over
hear, and we tell you his name, and both promise not to
tell what we spoke of"
Edmondia: Alex mulled it over for a moment, then looked up
again and nodded. "Okay, I promise."
EnsTren: "Me too!"
"As do I. And, as a measure of good faith we'll
magnamously go first." And Robin whispered into alex's
ear his son's name.
Edmondia: Alex blinked. "Wow... it's so pretty!"
EnsTren: "Your name is pretty too!"
EnsTren: "Will you tell us what they said about us?"
Edmondia: "Yes! Which parts?"
EnsTren: "I dunno."
EnsTren: "Alexander is very clever, I'm sure he'll tell us
something intresting. And if it isn't we can talk again I
Edmondia: "Um, okay." Alex frowned thoughtfully for a long
time. "Grandmama says it's all her fault and grandpapa keeps
telling her it's not, that it's all his fault, and then they always start
talking about you."
EnsTren: They both pointed at their chests, "Mine?"
Edmondia: "Both of you."
EnsTren: They look at each other. "But they never met
"I'm surprised he talks of me at all"
Edmondia: "He talks about you a lot a lot."
EnsTren: "What does he say bout my daddy?"
Edmondia: "Um, lots. That your daddy is the most cleverest
person ever and that he's very special and that he should eat
more 'cause he needs to keep up his energy."
EnsTren: "You might be more clever."
"Alex can't be! you're cleverest daddy!"
Edmondia: "Uh huh! Uncle is cleverest!"
EnsTren: "Well I'm glad you both think so."
EnsTren: "Ooh! me next me next! what do they say
about me next!?"
Edmondia: "That they wish they knew you."
EnsTren: Wilt. "..Daddy?"
Edmondia: Blink. "Uncle?"
EnsTren: "...I don't trust them. I don't like them."
Edmondia: Alex wilted.
EnsTren: "They took you away, they took me away,"
hands tightened into fists. "I gave your father an oath
that I'd give him a life time of service. I...He was my
friend even as his servant he was my friend."
Edmondia: "...t-they're sorry..."
EnsTren: "But too prideful to admit they were wrong.
Too greedy to let me go back."
Edmondia: "'fraid it'd hurt mama and papa and you."
EnsTren: "Hurt them?"
Edmondia: "Said - said growing old, watching, would hurt."
EnsTren: "...I was watching anyways"
Edmondia: "...did it hurt?"
EnsTren: "But I couldn't do anything about it"
EnsTren: "I couldn't be with them"
EnsTren: "I couldn't do anythign to ease them or make
their lives easier"
Edmondia: "...why's that up to you?"
EnsTren: "Because they were my friends my family.
Because they didn't do anything and I would have"
EnsTren: "You don't have to be. It wasn't your fault nor
was it your choice."
Edmondia: Alex shrugged. "Still sorry."
EnsTren: "..Thank you."
Edmondia: He stood on his tiptoes again and held out his
EnsTren: Keiran and Robin aquiesed and hugged him
Edmondia: He snuggled against them happily.
EnsTren: "No matter what I'll always be your uncle"
Edmondia: "Uh huh!"
EnsTren: "I be your cousin, real cousin too!"
EnsTren: More hugs around.
EnsTren: "Remember, you promised us!"
EnsTren: "And we promised you"
EnsTren: "We also promise to talk again."
Edmondia: "Yes! Talk lots!"
EnsTren: "We'll even eavesdrop a bit too and we can
Edmondia: "I'll try hard too!"
EnsTren: "So will we!"
Edmondia: Alex hugged them again.
EnsTren: They hugged back and sent him skipping and
floating back to his grandparents
Edmondia: He tugged his little boat back along with him.
EnsTren: Keiran and Robin played in the sand. Puck
watched them over the hood that covered his child's head
Edmondia: Alex made his boat crash into a 'reef' made of sand
EnsTren: Cute child. Should have been his
Edmondia: The reef fell into the boat, and he proceeded to
EnsTren: And His doting replacement parents?
Edmondia: Sitting in the sand nearby, holding hands and
EnsTren: He smiled wickedly. They'd find out
eventually that Alex knew Keiran's name, but they'd find
he'd refuse to tell them. They were bound to be hungry
for any information reguarding their 'grandchild.'
Edmondia: And Alex would never ever tell.
EnsTren: Such a good child.
Edmondia: Sweet little boy.
EnsTren: He tried to imagine their reactions and they
melted like butter cookies in his mouth.
EnsTren: (he's relishing the thoughts of their 'pain')
EnsTren: (he wants to hurt him thus, it tastes good)
EnsTren: (mean oddlet)
EnsTren: (*pats him*)
EnsTren: (so what are their feelings on it?)
Edmondia: (he talked to Alex! good sign!)
EnsTren: (we still don't know his name, bad sign!)
Edmondia: (but they're glad he's had some interaction with
someone other than kidlet)
EnsTren: (ditto and oppisit for the kidlet)
EnsTren: (...still have obie cake blocks)
Edmondia: (yay for creative endevors?)
EnsTren: and puck has been eating more
Edmondia: that's good
EnsTren: keiran likes perssimons
EnsTren: and mangos
Edmondia: mmm, mangos
EnsTren: and pomagrante seeds
EnsTren: which is the only part you eat
EnsTren: he likes em cause his daddy made them floaty
and swirl and they are so very pretty
EnsTren: he likes em with pinapples
EnsTren: Mab voice has fadded somewhat
robin likes floating over the treetops like an otter upon it's
back and keiran upon his belly
EnsTren: and sometimes, while bobbing on those
currants he hums snatches of song which he catch by
EnsTren: And he smiles