EnsTren: puck puck puck
Edmondia: he wants attention?
Edmondia: what kind of attention?
EnsTren: I don't know
EnsTren: show is on
EnsTren: dragon booster
EnsTren: canadian show
Edmondia: *picks up Keiran*
EnsTren: chibi puck
Edmondia: where is he?
EnsTren: running around Tania's feet
Edmondia: and how old is she?
EnsTren: he's the anti nano deaged
Edmondia: she has grabbed him for a
EnsTren: He's happy, her hair is
longer and he's pushed off her little skull
cap thingy to play with it
Edmondia: She go *sigh* and lets him.
"And here I thought you'd still stick to your
EnsTren: He likes her hair and is
smiling charmingly at her
Edmondia: A sigh and a grin. "All right,
just don't chew on that."
EnsTren: "Daddy's hair is for
chewing, not mommy's"
Edmondia: "Oh?" Pet. "Why is that?"
EnsTren: "Daddy's hair plays with
me! and if I don't chew it it is mean"
Edmondia: She chuckled. "Ah, so you
chew in self-defense?"
EnsTren: "It keeps it 'bediant"
Edmondia: "Hmn. Maybe your daddy
should take tips from you."
EnsTren: "Daddy's hair isn't scared
Edmondia: "Probably because it's attached
to him." She tickled under his chin lightly.
"Hard to be afraid of yourself."
EnsTren: "I chomp it good!"
Edmondia: "Mmm." She tapped his cheek.
"Your fangs have grown in."
EnsTren: He displayed them proudly
Edmondia: "Yes, very nice. And you're
keeping them sharp?"
EnsTren: "ON daddy's hair and the
Edmondia: "...on the gargoyles?" She
fought down a smirk. "Which ones?"
EnsTren: "I don't know, I didn't
bother to learn their names. Not 'Lex'"
Edmondia: She sighed a little. "It's not
nice to chew on mortals," she said
EnsTren: "But they are stone"
Edmondia: "It's still not nice." No matter
how amusing it is. "Promise me you won't
chew on mortals anymore."
Edmondia: "It's not nice." Sigh. She'd
thought with Fox having Alexander she'd
escaped the parenting bit entirely and
could retire to happy grandmother-dom.
EnsTren: He wibbled
Edmondia: "No chewing on mortals, only
your daddy." She tapped his nose.
Edmondia: "...not your sisters, no."
Certainly not when he was little.
EnsTren: He frowned, "boring"
Edmondia: "Yes, but those are the rules."
EnsTren: "Why? If I don't hurt
Edmondia: She tweaked his nose. "They
might hurt you, little one."
EnsTren: "You and daddy wouldn't
Edmondia: "Don't give them the
EnsTren: Pout, "but daddy isn't
Edmondia: "Then you can't chew on
EnsTren: Saaaad look
Edmondia: "...you could chew on your
own hair, I suppose," she said thoughtfully,
giving it a ruffle.
EnsTren: "Why do you leave me all
alone with the stinky humans and
EnsTren: (the gm in serries, nbot
EnsTren: "It won't keep my fangs
Edmondia: "But it will give you something
to chew. And don't you like it here?"
EnsTren: "I miss hooooooome!"
Edmondia: "What do you miss?"
EnsTren: "It's home." He said and
Edmondia: She hugged him. "Do you miss
EnsTren: He hugged back, extra
tight. "Why are you and daddy leaving me
Edmondia: "We want you to be safe."
EnsTren: "Daddy and the humans
said the war was over!"
Edmondia: She rocked him a little. "The
war is over, honey."
EnsTren: "So why can't I be safe
with you and daddy at home!?"
Edmondia: She rocked him a little bit
more. "Just because the war is over
doesn't mean you're safe, little one."
EnsTren: "Why not?"
EnsTren: he pulled back and stared
at her, near tears
Edmondia: "Because," she said very
gently, "You're a child, and your enemies
EnsTren: Blinking, "You let some of
the badguys stay alive?!@"
Edmondia: "But sweetheart," she tilted his
chin up, "Who says they're bad guys?"
EnsTren: "But if they weren't bad
then why would they want to kill me!?
Mommy I don't understand, I want to go
home and be with you and daddy! It's cold
here and I have gotta hide!"
Edmondia: "Shh, sweetheart, I know, I
know," she rocked him, nuzzling his hair
softly. "You have to remember,
sweetheart, that you're now much more
vulnerable than you've ever been before,
and your daddy and I have to keep you
EnsTren: "You can protect me at
Edmondia: "Can we really?" She
threaded her fingers through her hair,
petting softly. "Would you really be happy
being with us all the time - never ever
being able to go out and play?"
EnsTren: "I can't go out and play
Edmondia: "No, but you have playmates,
EnsTren: "They're fragile"
Edmondia: "Would you rather be carried
around by your father and I at all times?"
EnsTren: "Why would you have to?
I don't understaaaand!"
Edmondia: "Sweetheart." She sat down
on nothing because there was nothing
nearby. "We won the war, yes, but there
are always politics, and you can't defend
EnsTren: "I don't understand why
they'd want to hurt me though!"
Edmondia: "Politics, honey." She stroked
his hair. "And you weren't exactly a saint
when you were bigger."
EnsTren: "What kind of politics?"
he whined. "And so what? they proably
Edmondia: She rocked him a little, hoping
to quiet him. "The kind of politics you get
when a large group over overpowered
egos meet up once again for the first time
in a thousand years. And that may be, little
one, but it still puts you at risk."
EnsTren: "Why do I got to be lonely
though? I heard the gargoyles talking abotu
Edmondia: "Unfortunately, darling, those
other tricksters are the biggest gossips on
EnsTren: "but they wouldn't hurt
me?" He perked up at this.
Edmondia: "No, they wouldn't hurt you."
She petted his hair.
EnsTren: "Can't one stay with me?"
Edmondia: "Not right now, sweetheart.
The Gathering party is still going on, and a
missing trickster will be missed."
EnsTren: "...Was I missed?"
Edmondia: "...yes, honey. You were and
EnsTren: He smiled up at her, "I had
friends? ltos of people to play with?"
Edmondia: "Of course." She stroked his
EnsTren: "I can't wwait till I get to
see them again."
Edmondia: "Your best friend is already
here, you know," she said softly, rocking
EnsTren: "Where? Grandma? I'm
friends wither her?!"
Edmondia: She offered him a soft, slightly
sad smile. "No, honey. Not her."
EnsTren: "...The human? I'm friends
with a human!? best friends?!"
Edmondia: "Mmhmm." So odd for this
child, but it had been a very long time...
EnsTren: "...mama are you sick?"
Edmondia: "No, sweetheart. Why do you
EnsTren: "how can I be friends with
Edmondia: "Very easily." She petted his
EnsTren: "Maybe I was sick"
Edmondia: "Very far from it, little one.
Very very far."
EnsTren: Quickly he tried to think up
an argument for it, since the other ones
weren't approved of any more. "But how?
Humans don't live long enough to get to be
Edmondia: "You'll find that things change
once you've grown up." She kissed his
cheek. "I fell in love with a human and
had a daughter with him, and he's still
Edmondia: "You've been friends with
David for over ten years now."
EnsTren: "That's not too long."
Edmondia: "No, but it is very important."
Edmondia: "Because he's your best friend,
and you are his."
EnsTren: "I suppose it's long enough
for a mortal"
Edmondia: "You'll be friends until he
dies," she agreed softly, rocking him again.
"You love him very much."
EnsTren: "Then I don't want him to
Edmondia: "That's true." She kissed his
EnsTren: He was quiet. "They told
me humans built all this. They must be
smarter than I remember"
Edmondia: "They're terribly clever," she
EnsTren: "Yes, they made Pizza and
chocolate. Will I like him now?"
Edmondia: "Like who now?"
EnsTren: "my friend?"
Edmondia: "David," she said softly.
"You'll like him very much, if you decide
to play with him."
EnsTren: "...Will he like me?"
Edmondia: "He loves you."
EnsTren: "..."He gave his mother a
measuring look. "But I'm not me, am I?"
Edmondia: "No, you're not." She kissed
the top of his head. "But David learns
EnsTren: "Me troo!"
Edmondia: She smiled at him. "He'll
make a fine playmate."
EnsTren: Smile! "Do I have any
other friends here?"
Edmondia: "David is your best friend, but
Fox is as well."
EnsTren: "...She smelled like home
Edmondia: "Mmm. She's my daughter."
EnsTren: "With the human you
EnsTren: "I think I'll like her"
Edmondia: "I think she'll like you too."
She squeezed him softly. "She can teach
you how to wrestle."
Edmondia: "Mmhmm." She fluffed his
hair. "It's very fun, and will keep you from
feeling so restless."
EnsTren: "I like Bronx too, he's fun"
Edmondia: "Yes, he's good company for
EnsTren: "I still miss you and daddy
Edmondia: "I'm sorry, sweetheart." She
kissed the top of his head. "It's busy
business, keeping Avalon in line."
Edmondia: "But we're doing our best to
sneak away and play with you."
EnsTren: Sniffle a little and hug lots
Edmondia: She cuddled him. "We love
you, honey, but it's just not safe for you at
home right now."
EnsTren: "Will it ever be?"
Edmondia: She sighed softly. "Maybe,
once you're grown up."
EnsTren: "That's a long long time!"
Edmondia: "Which is why we're trying to
figure out how to get you back to your
EnsTren: "How long will that
Edmondia: "We don't know yet, honey."
She kissed his cheek. "We're still trying to
figure out how to do it."
EnsTren: "It will be good for me to
be myself again?"
Edmondia: "You'll be able to protect
EnsTren: "And I can go home with
you and daddy?"
Edmondia: "..." She hugged him very very
EnsTren: "It will be nice to see all
my friends and maybe I'll bring David with
me if he's as nice as you say
and...mommy...is there anything wrong?"
Edmondia: "...no, sweetheart." But her
grip tightened, and she rested her cheek
against his hair. "Nothing's wrong."
EnsTren: He wanted to accuse her of
lying, but he didn't. "Its okay mommy"
Edmondia: She laughed a little, slow and
sad. "Yes, baby. It's okay right now."
EnsTren: He pat her back, looking at
Edmondia: She met his gaze squarely,
squeezing him softly. "Yes, little one...?"
EnsTren: "It's okay, mommy, you
and daddy will make everything good.
And when I'm older again I'll help!"
Edmondia: "Heh." She brushed a few
dangling strands of hair out of his eyes.
"Your daddy and I aren't perfect, you
EnsTren: "You fix each other"
Edmondia: She let a small smile slip at
that. "We do try."
EnsTren: He smiled back at her,
Edmondia: She kissed his nose. "We love
you, baby. Don't ever forget that."
EnsTren: "I love youtoo!"
Edmondia: She hugged him just a little too
EnsTren: Something was definetly
Edmondia: Whatever it was, he wasn't
going to hear about it from his tight-lipped
EnsTren: Maybe his friend would
know, or he could trick the gargoyles
Edmondia: They didn't seem to be all that
EnsTren: It would be easy
Edmondia: ...mommy was still holding
him too tightly.
EnsTren: He squeased her hard too.
Edmondia: Mommy rocked him and kissed
the top of his head again, and he wondered
how long she would stay this time.
EnsTren: He hoped for a long time,
but only without squishing him. Something
was really wrong though
Edmondia: Otherwise mommy wouldn't...
seem so sad.
EnsTren: He didn't do anythign
wrong, must be daddy
Edmondia: What could daddy have done?
EnsTren: Been stupid
Edmondia: He wrinkled his nose a bit.
EnsTren: Stupid daddy
Edmondia: Daddy wouldn't admit if he'd
done something stupid, though.
EnsTren: Which was stupid. If you
didn't admit it to yourself you didn't
Edmondia: But daddy tended to apologize,
in little ways, like the time he and mommy
had fought and a few days later they were
giggling again over something they
wouldn't let him see.
EnsTren: Mommy and daddy were
good at secrets
Edmondia: It was probably why they were
mommy and daddy.
EnsTren: When he grew up he'd be
better! And keep secrets from them!
Edmondia: It was only fair if they kept
secrets from him.
EnsTren: And he'd find out their
Edmondia: ...well, maybe not all of them.
He had a sneaking suspicion that there
were some things he really was better off
EnsTren: But lots anyways!
Edmondia: Like why his mommy kept
holding him so tight.
EnsTren: He'd ask his human
Edmondia: His human had to be clever.
EnsTren: Perhaps he should be
Edmondia: Would it matter if he was or
EnsTren: Maybe his human was in
on the secret
Edmondia: ...he was starting to not like
secrets. Better than the war, yes, but he
didn't belong here anymore.
EnsTren: At least during the war he
was at home
Edmondia: ...where was his daddy? He
had his mommy but his daddy wasn't with
EnsTren: Maybe he was off doing
the stupid things that was making mommy
Edmondia: He tugged lightly on the one bit
of her clothing that wasn't skin-tight.
EnsTren: "Yes baby?"
Edmondia: "Where's daddy?"
EnsTren: "He's on avalon making
sure everyone behaves"
Edmondia: He wiggled a little. "Why?"
EnsTren: "So I can be here with you,
honey," pinch his cute little nose
Edmondia: It scrunched. "Want daddy."
EnsTren: "Shh, baby, he'll come and
visit you real soon"
Edmondia: "Want daddy and mommy."
EnsTren: "Am I not good enough for
you?" She was teasing him, distracting
Edmondia: "Mommy is good!" Snuggle.
"Wanna be with mommy and daddy."
EnsTren: "Daddy should come
Edmondia: He glanced up at her craftily.
"Mommy won't leave?"
EnsTren: "Not for a while yet,
Edmondia: "Mommy won't leave when
EnsTren: "If I can I'll stay for a bit
so you can be with both of us"
Edmondia: "How long is a bit?"
EnsTren: "longer than a few seonds,
perhaps a few hours if you are very good
and fate favours us"
Edmondia: "I'll be good!" He clung.
EnsTren: She smiled at him and
caressed his hair.
Edmondia: He cuddled up against her.
EnsTren: "Yes honey?" Hold him
and pet him
Edmondia: "I wanna go home."
EnsTren: "I know, honey"
Edmondia: He burrowed miserably
against her tummy. "...mommy?"
EnsTren: "I'm sorry baby"
Edmondia: He tensed up, curling into
himself. "Mommy... is home still my
EnsTren: "Avalon is avalon, Robin.
And we live in the palace now, do did you
when you were there."
Edmondia: "...how can it be home if I'm
EnsTren: "Humans say home is
where the heart is. You are home
wherever you have friends, you were very
good at that, I remember"
Edmondia: "..." He buried his face in her
EnsTren: Kiss his head. Stupid
Edmondia: Poor thing. He had to be
EnsTren: She wished she could send
someone here for him
Edmondia: Raven was untrustworthy,
Coyote couldn't keep his mouth shut, and
Anansi would be too busy looking for food
to be of any help.
EnsTren: When the party was over
perhaps a 'mission' could be arranged
Edmondia: If they could be threatened into
keeping their big mouths shut.
EnsTren: She'd do it, she could be
more scary than her husband
Edmondia: Their baby did need other
tricksters to play with.
EnsTren: He'd wear her daughter's
Edmondia: Grown-up Puck, and they were
perfect playmates. Child Puck and
Xanatos was unfortunately a little too
mortal to deal with a hyper fey-child.
EnsTren: She fluffed his hair. He
should be abled to relive some of the
Puck's loneliness however
Edmondia: He nuzzled into her tummy a
little - she had a suspicion that he was
EnsTren: She rubbed his back, little
Edmondia: Ah, right there - trying to hide
it, but that was definitely a yawn.
EnsTren: Go to sleep, feel better
when you wake up
Edmondia: ...he'd throw a royal fit if they
weren't here when he woke up.
EnsTren: Then she'd simply be here
EnsTren: and maybe bespell him to
remain asleep for a bit longer
Edmondia: ...aaaaaaaaand he was down
for the count.
EnsTren: Adorable baby.