simplestgift: (z Childe Archie)
Archie Kennedy ([personal profile] simplestgift) wrote2012-06-02 10:12 am

Thirty-Three Bells: EVENT [Action/Written]

[In the morning, a boy luxuriates on the grass, turning the pages of a book at a rapid-fire rate, devouring it like a piece of birthday cake.

After the noon hour, he’s on the mountain near the bath house, listening for Kipinn.

Around three o’clock, he’s at the docks, in your boat, pretending to have adventures. He can’t make it as far out as the Britannia, unfortunately, because he’s too small to sail the quarterboat out by himself. He still casts some longing looks at it.

In the evening, he suddenly learns what day it is. That’s enough to deflate him some. Solemnly, he speaks over his journal, huddled on the couch in house 36.]


I’m nine years old today.

[Actually he’s twenty-seven, but don’t tell him that. It’s a little depressing to be away from everyone you love on your birthday. Still, he’s Archie, and Archie can (almost) always cheer up.]
herotypical: [ neutral ; snark ; angry ] (} give me half as much)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-06-02 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
[ she recognizes the little monkey's voice with a strange, forlorn pang. right in the middle of her chest. buffy's herself once again -- enough to recognize that archie wasn't quite the archie she's used to. ]

Happy Birthday. I'd sing, but...
littlestgift: (There's that grin)

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[personal profile] littlestgift 2012-06-02 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Buffy! [Ever seen a kid's whole face light up? His voice does that.] I've been listening for Kipinn! I heard him today!

[At least he thinks he did? Jury's still out.]
herotypical: (✝ half-awake in paisly print)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-06-02 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Kipinn...[ oh. of course. she'd...and he'd...well, she couldn't do that any more. maybe she sorta missed the magic. just a little. ]

Fabulous. I knew you could. Practice and patience makes perfect. Or something like that. [ nine years old. or twenty-seven. in all this mess, she'd neglected to go gift-shopping. but maybe... ]

Look -- Archie...?
herotypical: [ snarky ; angry ; hands ] (✝ you're all cold)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-06-02 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[ she sounds uncertain. her voice lacks the uncomplicated vibrancy shown by her happier, luceti valley self. but even still, she tries: ] Turns out you share your birthday with someone who...with someone very important to me. But I might've forgotten to get him something.

I can't promise elves, but do you think Childe Rowland is up to the task of helping me get some last minute shopping done?

[ who better to help her pick out a gift for archie than...himself? ]
littlestgift: (Up at you)

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[personal profile] littlestgift 2012-06-02 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[He's nine years old. He's not very perceptive of other peoples' nuanced moods yet.

Still, he hesitates. Going shopping with his mother is sort of boring, so he's always tried to find ways to disappear whenever she makes him. But it's Buffy. It's also...polite, yes.]


I suppose.
herotypical: [ snarky ; happy ] (✝ prepare for ascension)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-06-02 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[ i suppose. oh, she's familiar with that sort of agreement. ]

You said your grandfather was in the navy, right? So's this guy. I need someone with navy-blood in them, so I don't pick something exceptionally dorky and uncool.

[ warmer, now: ] Where have you been staying?
littlestgift: (Hm!  Really!)

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[personal profile] littlestgift 2012-06-02 04:05 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh, Navy stuff! Not girly stuff! He perks up.] I'm staying with Mr. Bush.
herotypical: [ snarky ; neutral ] (✝ fit to drink)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-06-02 04:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[ oh. good. for a moment, she was concerned he might be living out in the wild. ]

And Mr. Bush won't mind if I swing by and borrow you for a while, will he?
littlestgift: (Could be tears)

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[personal profile] littlestgift 2012-06-02 04:07 pm (UTC)(link)
He's horribly grumpy. But he isn't my father!
herotypical: [ happy ; snarky ] (✝ i am a supersonic speciman)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-06-02 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Still. You'd better warn him or maybe write him a note -- just in case. I don't want to accidentally think I kidnapped you, or anything. I'd hate to have to challenge him to an arm wrestle.
littlestgift: (Please?)

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[personal profile] littlestgift 2012-06-02 04:11 pm (UTC)(link)
...I will.

[Or he won't. Archie figures everyone will know he's okay by the time he gets back, anyway, so what's the harm?]
herotypical: [ happy ; neutral ] (✝ where the lights are)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-06-02 04:12 pm (UTC)(link)
There's a champ. I'll be by soon, okay?
littlestgift: (Sad but true)

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[personal profile] littlestgift 2012-06-02 04:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[He nods. No phone etiquette here.]

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selphie_t: (Kid Selphie 1)

[Bitty!Voice]

[personal profile] selphie_t 2012-06-02 09:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Happy Birthday!
littlestgift: (There's that grin)

[Voice]

[personal profile] littlestgift 2012-06-02 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! What's your name?
selphie_t: (Kid Selphie 1)

[Voice]

[personal profile] selphie_t 2012-06-03 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
Nice ta meetcha!
beforethesea: (Little pleased)

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[personal profile] beforethesea 2012-06-03 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
[And that announcement? Has one small resident of House 36 sneaking out. He all but runs to the heart of the village and runs back.

Before presenting himself in front of the sofa, holding a small brown paper bag and grinning at Archie.]


Got you somethin'!

[Who know. Best way ever to get last minute birthday food? Be in a place where there is no money.]
littlestgift: (Smiley boy)

[personal profile] littlestgift 2012-06-03 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
[That gets a smile that has melted the hearts of many an usher at the theatre.]

What is it?
beforethesea: (Default)

[personal profile] beforethesea 2012-06-03 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[The other boy gets up onto the couch, leaving a little space between them. The bag is then (somewhat unceremoniously) emptied in that space.

There are six large muffins, all with a different kind of fruit in them.]
littlestgift: (Motor mouth)

[personal profile] littlestgift 2012-06-03 07:20 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's not going to blow away a child like Archie, but he's old enough to understand the thoughtfulness of the gesture.]

These should be had with tea. Then we can go out to the kailyaird to eat them.
deathsdoctorine: (Amused | Ohohohoho)

[personal profile] deathsdoctorine 2012-06-04 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
Oh! Do I have a pirate on my hands?! Is this a hijacking!?

[That's right. Guess who found you playing on her boat. The boat she managed to get back after that incident with Miss Nami on the fifth day of the experiment.

This is an amused and fairly indulgent pirate though. Yes, that delicate looking lady right there in the plain midnight blue yukata (tied with a man's obi, no less) and the funny fur hat. She's perfectly willing to entertain small child antics. Especially after the hell of watching her partner nearly lose his mind to the shift he was put through (same as hers). It's a nice distraction.]
seesmagic: (Shock)

[personal profile] seesmagic 2012-06-07 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
[Jilly was always friendly, and she'd tagged along easily enough when the exuberant boy had pulled her with him...but a few days in, and her shyness melted away.

It hadn't taken any convincing at all for her to follow him to the teleporter and, after, the beach.

...She'd never seen a beach before. Kicking her shoes off in the grass, she abandons them to pad barefoot over the sand, staring out over the water in amazement.]