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Isabella Amariah ⍋ "Amariah" ([personal profile] dark_light) wrote2013-02-04 04:27 pm

there is so much to do

On the ninth day after his capture and rescue, the first day when Path is willing to step away from Isabella for even a moment, Isabella says to Kas:

"What can the alethiometer tell you about making humans as immortal as witches are?"
truthwright: (⑶ anticipatin' fun)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 12:42 am (UTC)(link)
"Hmmm," he says; Petaal shifts tiger and lies on the floor, and he sits nestled up against her with the alethiometer in his lap.

The alethiometer talks to him for a while about this one.

"There's a spell for it," he says, watching the needle. "Or there... could be? It's never been done but it's possible. It'll take... everything. Everyone. Sacrifice, herbs, runes, verse, every goddess, and... you said that part already," he tells the alethiometer in fond exasperation, "nobody's ever done this before, I get it—oh. And something nobody's ever done before. A new kind of spell. A way of doing magic that's new. On top of all that other shit."

He looks up at Isabella and smiles crookedly.

"Have fun with that."
truthwright: (⑴ my troubles  will be few)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
"I think it didn't like my sass," he says. "Just a sec, I'll ask."

He fiddles with the dials.
truthwright: (⑷ sweet sweet thing)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
"It knows I love it," he says cheerfully, and reads.

"Okay... movement," he says. "Like dance, but not dance. Structured movement. Your daemon does some too."
truthwright: (⑸ got no innocence)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
Kas inquires further.

"Compass directions," he reports. "'Act as you feel'—that means either you're going to naturally tend to do the right thing, or there's enough leeway that you mostly won't fuck things up anyway."
truthwright: (⑶ anticipatin' fun)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
"You're a sweetie," he says. "I'll try not to. Maybe."
truthwright: (⑹ of all that you could see)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, maybe. Why, would it make you sad?"
truthwright: (⑷ sweet sweet thing)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
"Awwwww," he says. Petaal turns viscacha again and scurries around into his lap, where he snuggles her extreme fluffiness. "I'd be sad if you died too," he adds. "It'd fuck me right up. I love you."
truthwright: (⑺ have things my own way)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 01:33 am (UTC)(link)
"I think living forever would be pretty cool, but I don't think I'm gonna get there because way too many of the things I like doing are things that'll probably get me killed someday."
truthwright: (⑵ talk about cut of meat)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
"Bouncing around the world fucking strangers and pissing off violent people?"
truthwright: (⑶ anticipatin' fun)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, that sounds like fun," says Kas.
truthwright: (⑴ my troubles  will be few)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 01:48 am (UTC)(link)
"Yes please," says Petaal, nuzzling Kas's chest.
truthwright: (⑷ sweet sweet thing)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 02:10 am (UTC)(link)
Kas hmms indecisively.

Petaal turns witch-shaped and drags her finger along his left hipbone. "Right there," she says.
truthwright: (⑷ sweet sweet thing)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
"You can do mine here," she says, touching her right hip in the same spot. Well, more or less. She and Kas are differently shaped in that area, at the moment.

"Should I lie down somewhere in particular?" asks Kas.
truthwright: (⑴ my troubles  will be few)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
"Okay," laughs Kas. He finds a spot of floor to lie down on that does not intersect with the seagull's vote of disapproval.

"Me too, or me later?" asks Petaal.
truthwright: (⑸ got no innocence)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
There is a convenient space for Petaal beside Kas - on his right, even. Petaal takes it.
truthwright: (⑶ anticipatin' fun)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
Human and daemon hold hands.

"Yeah," says Petaal.
truthwright: (⑸ got no innocence)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
And Kas and Petaal curl into each other and kiss happily.
truthwright: (⑹ of all that you could see)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
"Mmhm," Kas says agreeably. He'd use more words, but kissing.
truthwright: (⑵ talk about cut of meat)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
"Mmmmmmm," says Petaal.
truthwright: (⑷ sweet sweet thing)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
Kas pulls away from the kiss long enough to say, "Goes far enough that we haven't found where it stops."
truthwright: (⑴ my troubles  will be few)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
They give a collective wriggle of delight.

"Ooh, yes please," breathes Petaal.
truthwright: (⑵ talk about cut of meat)

[personal profile] truthwright 2013-02-05 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
"Okay," says Kas.

"We're gonna go fuck in the attic now," adds Petaal, dragging Kas to his feet.

"Love you," Kas says as he follows her.

"You can come with if you want!" Petaal calls over her shoulder.