Tally & Janus, 5/13/2005
- Tally is sitting in bed, propped up on some pillows. Seraph has prolly just left him. ^_^
- Janus knocks on the door.
- Tally is trying to read but he's very upset about what happened.
- Janus has heard about some new girl, and so doesn't want to interrupt something that might embarrass everyone...
- Tally calls.
- Janus cracks the door open.
- Tally smiles happily in spite of being upset inside.
<Tally> I was wondering if you cared.
- Tally is glad to see his dad.
- Janus opens the door and walks in, then closes it behind him.
<Janus> I hear you have far more attractive nurses than I...
- Janus pulls up a chair and sits down.
<Tally> No way Dad, you know you were my first true love.
- Tally sets the book aside and watches his father.
<Janus> So... <Janus> How are you doing? <Tally> Never felt better. <Janus> I have heard some from Aidan, and some from your grandmother... <Janus> ¬_¬
- Tally lifts his injured arm and tries to move it around, mostly unsuccessfully.
- Tally winces and cradles it with his other hand.
<Janus> Careful! <Tally> I tried running a few laps today but my blood's low. <Tally> Tiring. <Janus> I can imagine... <Janus> You were quite fortunate not to receive worse... <Janus> I do wish you would be more careful...
- Janus sighs.
<Tally> It was the guy who tried to rape Isabel. <Janus> Yes, I know. <Tally> No one hurts my family and gets away with it without killing me.
- Tally says with conviction.
<Janus> Tally, the situation is rather complicated... on many levels.
- Janus rubs his temples.
<Janus> Your grandmother is quite upset. <Tally> (His Unseelie legacy is Ringleader... his family is his gang. ^-^) <Janus> Luckily Windrider had calmed her down enough that she agreed to let me talk to you instead.
- Tally glances down and away.
<Janus> Apparently she's quite fond of that kinain boy... She says she has 'big plans' for him. <Janus> Anyway, that is another matter. <Tally> I expect she thinks I shot Kolya on purpose. It's one of my favourite pastimes, killing friends.
- Janus waves his hand.
<Janus> No, that is not what she thinks. <Janus> She thinks that you endangered him, and yourself, and a great many other people, without considering the consequences...
- Tally glances back at Janus and listens.
<Janus> But in fairness... there is really no way you could have known just how serious this was. <Janus> Argh.
- Janus makes an exasperated noise.
- Tally wonders why Janus is exasperated.
<Janus> I feel you have a right to know ... but ... <Janus> ¬_¬
- Janus thinks...
<Janus> If I tell you, you must swear not to speak of it to anyone else, not even your sister!
- Tally raises an eyebrow while rubbing his injured shoulder (trying to put some warmth back into it... cold iron sucks)
<Tally> Cross my heart and hope to die, stick a pin in my eye. <Janus> ... <Janus> Well. <Janus> The situation with Isabel is rather a delicate one. <Janus> Mother has performed many auguries of her own, as well as consulting the kinain seer.
- Tally nods.
<Janus> At present, the matter lies chiefly between Isabel and ...
- Janus forgets the name for a minute...
- Tally suggests.
<Janus> No... <Janus> Caelan. <Janus> So say the auguries... <Tally> Who's Caelan? <Janus> Oh, that's right... <Janus> You know him as Kirk Williston, I suppose <Tally> Oh...
- Tally absorbs that.
<Janus> Anyhow... this has the potential to explode in a most unpleasant manner. <Tally> Well... yeah, if he harms her again I'll bloody well hang, draw and quarter him. And if that's all he gets, he can count himself lucky. I know my foe this time. <Janus> Mr. Williston is currently in the employ of a very powerful individual. He is important enough in the structure of this person's organization that if something were to happen to him... <Janus> Well. <Janus> It would be unpleasant on both sides. <Tally> So... you're saying I should keep my nose out of it and let him hurt her or kill her? <Janus> Would you rather we end up at war with House Balor? <Tally> Sounds fun. <Janus> Quite.
- Tally looks troubled.
<Janus> My mother seems convinced that Isabel will not be killed, if that is of any reassurance. <Tally> Sometimes being left alive is worse.
- Tally fixes Janus with a penetrating gaze.
<Janus> Oh, let's not start that again. <Janus> ¬_¬ <Janus> Isabel is a resilient young girl. <Janus> . o O (So I'm told...)
- Tally drops his gaze and sighs.
<Tally> I was only trying to help, you know? <Janus> Yes, I know. <Janus> . o O (But really, Tally! You + unarmed Kinain vs. house Balor General??) <Tally> (Tally was like that even as a kid. ^-^) <Tally> (He often fought with childlings at court and usually got pummelled but he was defending Rachel and Aidan. ^-^) <Janus> (but this time you directly endangered Kolya!) <Tally> (Also, how was I s'posed to know he was a House Balor General?)
- Janus isn't saying anything about that, though...
<Tally> (And one time Tally was overconfident, he lost Sylvie... :^( ) <Tally> (It can be a nasty flaw) <Janus> (Well, even if he wasn't... Kolya is no fighter, and you sent him in to risk his life... 'Course, Kolya could have *told* you it was a stupid idea...) <Janus> (Kolya *did* know Caelan was pretty hardcore...) <Tally> (yeah. he could have. ;^D) <Janus> Well, now you know. <Janus> My mother would prefer to avoid confrontation in this case.
- Tally nods and looks ashamed.
<Tally> . o O (She was being so nice at Beltane and I let her down.) <Janus> There was no way you could have known, Tally.
- Tally draws his legs up and hugs his knees and nods.
<Janus> I'm telling you this so that you won't think she is just... <Janus> Well, I don't know.
- Tally glances sharply at Janus.
<Tally> Am I going to be punished? <Janus> No. <Tally> . o O (phew.)
- Janus looks a bit surprised.
<Janus> I just don't want you to think she is looking for reasons to be cross with you... <Janus> If that makes any sense. <Tally> Okay... <Tally> I don't think Kolya will want to hang with me anymore... he's very unreasonable that way.
- Tally says sadly.
<Janus> Well, give him some time... <Tally> That's sort of what Seraph said, too... <Janus> Ah, Seraph... <Janus> I hear you have been spending a good deal of time with her since Beltane.
- Tally smiles a bit.
<Tally> Maybe. <Janus> I'm glad to hear it...
- Janus smiles back.
<Janus> She seems like a nice young lady. <Tally> (Until she breaks his heart! ;^D) <Tally> Actually, she's a very naughty young lady. <Janus> Well, I don't need to hear about that... <Tally> (Pookinese! ;^D) <Tally> She takes after her father. <Janus> (I know)
- Janus nods, smiling again.
<Tally> Are you going to stay here again now? <Tally> . o O (I hope so, home is Bad for you.)
- Janus 's smile falters momentarily.
<Janus> I may stay here tonight... <Janus> Beyond that... I don't know.
- Tally nods.
<Tally> I'd kind of like to go home if you do but Seraph might hunt me down. <Janus> I don't think you should travel just yet, anyway. <Tally> Everyone here seems to be kind of angry at me... I'm afraid I might get murdered in my sleep. <Janus> Oh, I doubt that very much.
- Janus says dismissively.
- Tally notices that he's losing Janus' interest.
<Janus> I suspect rather that they are *concerned*. <Janus> (not that kind of dismissive) <Tally> (Oh, ok) <Janus> (The 'You're-being-ridiculous' kind of dismissive) <Tally> (heheh) <Tally> (Rachel was a bit snappish, and Kolya hates him. ;^D() <Janus> (I don't know Kolya, but know Rachel doesn't hate you :) <Tally> Maybe. <Tally> (Rachel sure doesn't! ;^D) <Janus> No maybe.
- Tally shrugs, then realizes that's probably a bad idea.
- Tally grimaces in pain.
<Tally> If I stay here much longer, I'm going to lose all my muscle tone and then no girls will look at me! <Janus> (how many days has it been? just one or two, ne?) <Tally> That's a disaster beyond imagining. <Janus> It's only been two days. <Janus> I'm sure they can't atrophy quite that quickly... <Tally> How would you know?
- Tally grins, teasing.
<Janus> Hmf. <Tally> (Since Janus doesn't work out or anything! ;^D) <Janus> (I don't have to. I'm a Sidhe. I'm never going to be flabby ;) <Tally> (heheh, I know) <Tally> (Tally's thinking the same thing. so unfair. ;^D) <Janus> (hey some people work at it anyway...) <Tally> (Do you suppose Janus has any muscle definition just 'cause he's pretty? Like pectorals or anything?) <Janus> (caelan is like... a health freak) <Janus> (yup) <Tally> (Hrmf! some people have all the luck. ;^D) <Janus> (gettin' hot in here.... ) <Tally> (My room too) <Tally> Dad, I wrote some new poems last night- would you like to read them? <Janus> (I need curtains... I'm going to want to keep out the sun) <Tally> (Yeah, I have blinds...) <Tally> (Tally is craving parental attention!) <Janus> Certainly!
- Tally smiles and laboriously opens the drawer of the bedside table with one arm - waving away any offered assistance.
<Janus> I can...
- Tally is trying to prove he's not an invalid. ;^D
- Janus stops when his offered assistance is waved away
- Tally pulls out a little book and opens it one-handedly, shoving it into the hand on his injured side which is pretty numb. He then flips through a few pages and hands the book over to Janus.
- Janus reads it over...
<Tally> (They're mostly about remorse over having hurt a friend - he's feeling pretty torn up by that. But there's also a sonnet to Seraph. It's kind of good, and he's actually using proper poetic structure for once. ;^D)
- Tally fidgets while Janus reads.
<Tally> . o O (I wonder if they're any good?)
- Janus smiles to himself as he reads the sonnet.
<Janus> (I don't always use structure, myself) <Janus> Very nice... <Janus> The last one is particularly lovely.
- Janus hands the book back.
- Tally turns back to his father and beams.
<Janus> You should give it to her... <Janus> Perhaps not right away... <Janus> But you should. <Tally> (He hadn't been watching; cause it's hard to read when someone is and he also wasn't sure he wanted to see any expressions of disapproval) <Tally> You think so?
- Janus nods.
<Tally> I don't want to scare her... <Janus> Well, that's why you don't do it right now.
- Tally nods.
<Janus> But don't wait *too* long, either. <Tally> You'd know, wouldn't you?
- Tally smiles at his father.
<Janus> . o O (I am the last person who should be giving this advice...) <Tally> (Tally seems to gobble up Janus' advice. ;^D) <Tally> (You're a good dad.) <Janus> (I try) <Janus> Well, as much as anyone, I suppose.
- Tally nods.
<Tally> It's nice to see Rachel with Nikolai, isn't it? I thought she'd die an old maid.
- Janus nods.
<Tally> But if he ever hurts her, I'll kill him. <Janus> I think there will be a lineup, so you'd better get there early...
- Janus smiles a bit.
- Tally grins.
<Tally> You wouldn't share? <Janus> Well, there's your brother, too... <Tally> You really think Aidan would fight Nikolai? <Tally> Well... maybe to get his hands on him.
- Tally jokes.
<Tally> (I need to sleep soon...)
- Janus chuckles.
<Janus> (well we can stop anytime; this is really just small talkish) <Tally> (yeah... I guess they'll keep chatting for a bit. Tally loves man-to-mans with Janus. ;^D) <Tally> (But, no need to roleplay it) <Janus> (Janus is happy because he doesn't feel so alienated from tally) <Tally> (Tally is happy 'cause he doesn't feel that Janus despises him anymore) <Tally> (Yay, ending misunderstandings.) <Tally> (They really are nice kids... they have done some mean things I guess but I think a lot of kids unintentionally hurt their parents) <Janus> (True) <Tally> (Taking off to Concordia on such short notice was pretty mean... but they weren't sure he'd have let them go and they really wanted to wander.) <Tally> (It was mostly Tally's idea, I think..) <Tally> (But they did write letters!) <Tally> (Anyway... now everyone is more mature and they're establishing good relationships with Janus, I think...) <Tally> (They're out of the rebellious teen phase. ;^D) <Tally> (And now into the early adult phase. "Hey, Dad's pretty cool after all) <Janus> (heh) <Tally> (And things should go fairly smoothly from here on in... there will be an occasional flare-up of tempers but that's normal) <Tally> (Conflict is healthy and important in small amounts. ;^D) <Janus> (y'arr.) <Janus> (I am pleased with the development of the relationships in the Gwydaine family) <Tally> (:^) ) <Tally> (me too) <Tally> But now I really should try to get some sleep! Yawning...
- Tally is now known as Debbie
<Debbie> Tally loves his daddy so much! <Debbie> We'll leave them to talk about manly things. <Debbie> lates! <Debbie> Thanks for IC-ing. It was very fun. <Debbie> I'm glad Tally's not going to be thrown into an oubliette or disowned. ^-^ <Janus> n/p <Janus> Twas fun and whatnot <Janus> laterinos <Debbie> yup!