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My, what a lovely month we've had. Or not. Fires all over the county at mid-month, aided and abetted by the santana winds. >.< Bleh. All gods love the fire fighters, local, out of area and CalFire and the US Forestry Service. My end of town got flamed a few years ago, so there isn't much brush to fuel a fire, but I expect we'll get something this season. Dammit.

Anyway, enjoy! And, uh, the length of time it takes for me to reply to comments has nothing to do with the commentariat; it's all me and my scattered neurons. Thanks for putting up with me. *hugs*






BFB – Part 104 – Freaky


Perhaps as compensation for dumping a demon problem in my lap, the rest of my day went smoothly. I took a break from the appraisers and watched the Pumas doing their shrinking thing. Now, that is a skill I wish I had. I love my bottomless bag, but it only holds so much; I couldn't pack a whole house into it. I reminded myself again to ask Trowa if he can do this.

Then it was mid-afternoon and I took myself off home to clean up, get a snack and find a cold drink. I thought about a beer, but settled for a DP. Wouldn't do to be tipsy around a vampire. Heh; even a sweetheart like Ctik.

Ctik was waiting for me in the shadows of the building where he was staying. It wasn't sundown yet, but the setting sun had dropped below the western mountains; pretty early for a vampire.

We made small talk while we took the shadowy route to the port room, and found that Jake was waiting for us. Oho. Apparently, Heero's intervention had an effect.

“Hey, Jake. Didn't expect you.”

“Ha! After Heero talked to the 'stupidvisor' this morning? Oh, hell yeah!” He offered both arms to us and Ctik and I moved in to take them.


A moment later, we landed on the front terrace of Ctik's house. I waved Ctik on ahead of me and he thanked Jake quite warmly.

“So,” I began when we were alone, “Do I take that to mean you aren't fond of the person I talked to this morning?”

He snorted. “I understand that we need to constantly evaluate and elevate new people, so we don't get caught in a crisis, but that Wizard is a waste of oxygen. She's already been moved to an admin position at the School. I think we'll all be happier with her over there.”

“Oh, you are so mean...”

“Please. Tell me Heero wasn't just about to crawl through the cell signal to rip her head off after she was rude to you.”

That I couldn't dispute. “He wasn't the only one,” I admitted.

“And that's why she's filing tardy slips at the School.”

I perched my butt on one of the gigantic stone planters. “I try to get along with everyone, but I swear this week is stepping on my last nerve,” I sighed.

“More than just this?”

“The minder for the demon is creating some kind of problem. Ovalia is pissed. Snarling pissed. And Cranky Badger is on leave until Monday and I don't know that it'll wait till then.” I kicked at a piece of gravel. “The RP in the office sounds like a very anxious mouse and couldn't possibly take any sort of action until she returns.” I rolled my eyes and he snickered.

“If you need some reinforcements, call me. I spent three months in Probation as a new hire and I probably remember more than that RP does,” he offered. He patted my shoulder and then vanished.

Reinforcements, huh. Maybe I could gather a squad of pissed-off Wizards and Magical Creatures and assault the Probation department. I spent a good five minutes wallowing in that beautiful thought until a noise brought me back. I opened my eyes to find Michael waiting awkwardly a few meters away.


Date: 2014-05-26 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pellsfan.livejournal.com
Poor put upon Duo. His week sounds like one from hell.

Date: 2014-05-26 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
Whoa! Same day! ^__O

Yeah, he probably would trade it for a week of lectures to the kiddies at the School. ^__^

Date: 2014-05-27 01:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pellsfan.livejournal.com
Ooops, sorry. I was probably thinking about my own week.

Date: 2014-05-29 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
Umm... Hope it wasn't spent lecturing to howler monkeys...
O.o

Date: 2014-05-26 09:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] yanagi-wa.livejournal.com
The week from hell continues. I feel for anyone who has to deal with any sort of Probation office. It really is their job to 'mother-hen' their 'clients'. But that doesn't make it any easier on anyone. *G*.

Date: 2014-05-29 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
It's good if the 'minder' has some actual interest in doing that. ^__^ Most of the RL POs seem pretty competent.

Date: 2014-05-29 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunhawk16.livejournal.com
Glad you are not toast and stuff, man! o_O And now don't you have a freakin' hurricane building off your coast somewhere?
And you are showing off with your whole productivity stuff. Two posts, LJ comments AND email??
I think there's a minder in for a whole world of hurt.... :D

Date: 2014-05-29 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
Ah, yes. Amanda. ^___^ She seems to be breaking up, not that that means anything; she could always get a second wind. ^___~

She's also pretty far south. Those events usually don't reach this far, but what with global climate change, anything's possible. It's also beginning to look like an El Nino year. Whee.

Not sure where all that energy came from... Wish it would come back. *pouts*

Date: 2014-06-03 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leorising1959.livejournal.com
Curse my memory problems! I really need to go back and read BFB in its entirety again. I hope GWA is still up -- that will be a weekend project, I think!

This is a great part, but golly I really need to get back up to speed.

Thanks for this! ^_^

Date: 2014-08-01 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
Huh. Apparently LJ didn't think I needed to see this comment. O.o Their bad. Thanks! ^___^

Date: 2014-07-31 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] talonsage.livejournal.com
I am so happy to see this you can't even know.

I've been reading and re-reading BFB for the past two weeks.

. . .

I'm a tad late to the party, it's true.

Date: 2014-08-01 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendarlizard.livejournal.com
You know... that would be scary if I hadn't been doing the same with other writers. ^___^

There is no 'late' here; we had the White Rabbit for last Thanksgiving dinner. ^__~

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