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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Fact: I don’t trust cell phones for many reasons; their internet connection is only part of that.
Reynard Fox spun to face the doorway, a deep growl filling the room. Boy didn’t stir from his sleep on the cot.
The boy standing in the doorway looked human: young, with the white cane of the blind and a huge innocent grin that put even Boy’s to shame. “Hi!”
"This is not your place," the fox said, and his voice was low and hard, full of more than teeth.
"But he’s really sad and I totally have hugs to give!"
"Hugs," the fox said, as though he had misheard words though Reynard Fox has never done so.
"Yup! My name is Jay and —."
"You have other names as well."
"Well, I am a Jaysaurus and also Jaysome!"
"You do not belong here."
"But he is really sad-face and I’m all kinds of good at hugging! Please?"
The fox sighed. “You’re not going to go away, are you?”
"I’m really good at not going away."
"I shall endeavour to pretend that made sense." The fox stepped aside to let Jay hug the sleeping form of Boy. Boy whimpered in pain, almost waking as Jay sprang back in shock.
"He is still sad?" Jay demanded.
"You are, perhaps, kin to the Wasting. All you did was wound him."
Boy blinked. “You knew I’d hurt him?!” His eyes narrowed behind dark glasses. “You are not a very nice fox.”
"I am what I must be. As you may someday be what you must as well." Reynard Fox smiled, a barring of teeth. "You will go now."
"You made me hurt your friend," Jay said, and his voice contained harmonics nothing human could hear.
"Consider it a lesson cheaply given."
"Fine. But you do mean tricks and I don’t like you so you are never coming to my home!"
Jay vanished and Reynard Fox stretched slowly, then paused, shocked enough to speak aloud. “He barred me from an entire universe? What kind of creature can —.”
"Mr. Fox?" Boy said sleepily.
"It is nothing. Rest."
And Boy fell back into sleep without any nightmares at all for the rest of the night. The fox did not sleep at all.
Monday, February 09, 2015
- had breakfast (pancakes at a waffle house)
- Chatted with a lonely ghost in a park, which Jay able to get close and not destroy the ghost. For which he was terribly proud of himself since we still have no idea why ghosts are exorcised just by Jay walking through them.
- Had a snowball fight, which Jay let me win. I pointed that out, he claimed he hadn't, I said I had seen him drop a snowball at which point he flung himself into my for a hug and cried without tears at trying to lie even if it would make me feel better.
- I dumped a snowball down his coat in response. he spent a good half hour sulking at my 'cheating'.
- Found a rabbit that had died in a trap. I broke the trap open (eating the state of it being locked) and Jay tried to somehow bind the rabbit back into life, but it doesn't seem possible. I stopped him from trying a third time and used my nature to call up the god of rabbits, who agreed to restore the rabbit to life in exchange for a future favour -- from Jay. He, of course, said yes.
- (I'm trying not to think too hard about what the god of rabbit could want; gods can restore the dead, but the cost is an astronomical amount of their power -- to say nothing of the continued cost in keeping the miracle active. Jay, as always, trusts too damn easily.)
- We had lunch as fast food while driving to another town. I checked Jay's tumblr twice for him to make sure everything was OK. I am definitely not going to try this method again, but I think I got through to him about pushing bindings too far on others. Always hard to know how much of this is Jay understanding things vs. not wanting to make his friend (me) mad with him.
- Got a message from a fae about some rogue gremlins who were hiding in an autobody shop doing anti-gremlin acts. Keep machines live past their prime, keep them working when they're broken. Break entropy enough in an area and they'd tear open a hole in the universe and let something from Outside in past the usual safeguards and protections (which include immigration policies, I've been told.) We dealt with them easily enough, though I have no idea what their end goal was.
- Pizza for supper, I read Jay part of a book and he listened to the radio after.
- A good day, all told.