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Poor Marquis.
Mon Aug 31, 2015 15:49

(( Allow me to provide some context. Let us assume that Henry was asleep when this all went down, and that therefore he is at home with his mother... ))

Jenni was enjoying her usual morning cup of tea and catching up on a bit of paperwork before she had to wake Henry up to get him ready for school. Sometime during the night she had been assailed with a bizarre electric sensation, as though something were trying to separate her consciousness from her body, but she had fought it and won. This was her body, dammit. She had made it herself, and she wasn't about to let anything kick her out before she was good and ready to leave. As Henry hadn't seemed disturbed at the time, she'd ascribed it to random HQ weirdness and gone back to sleep.

Now, though, she was startled and nearly choked on her tea when an unearthly wail went up from her child. She was up out of her chair and at his bedside in a heartbeat. "Henry?! Sweetie, what's the matter?"

Sweet Powers, was this some sort of seizure? In terror, she caught at his flailing arms and pulled him to her to control the spasms. If she had to, she'd stick her own finger between his teeth to keep him from accidentally biting through his tongue.

"Try to take deep breaths, baby. It'll be okay... I've got you... it'll be okay..."

  • That is, before being unexpectedly felled in the middle of an early morning meeting with Quen. There he was, giving a perfectly reasonable update on why no one could herd the metaphorical (and... more
    • Poor Marquis. — Neshomeh, Mon Aug 31 15:49
      • The Marquis de Sod soon found out…Araeph, Tue Sep 1 10:11
        …that pounding on a soft bed with nice, warm blankets doesn’t make for a terribly effective hissy fit. Even my mulch isn’t this soft, thought the Sod with a touch of effrontery. Where did such a... more
        • It took Jenni some time ...Neshomeh, Tue Sep 1 10:34
          ... to process what she was seeing and hearing. Gradually, as the tirade went on, she assured herself that she was in fact awake, not having some bizarre nightmare, and that Henry was actually... more
          • The Marquis de Sod was equally outraged.Araeph, Tue Sep 1 14:50
            Her kid? Her kid? “Obviously,” he sniffed, “I did not intend for my personality to inhabit this body. This form is far too clumsy—not to mention telepathy blind!” He narrowed his eyes and cleared his ... more
            • "Oh no you don't!"Neshomeh, Thu Sep 3 00:49
              Jenni seized not!Henry by the back of his adorable planets-and-rockets pajamas. Whoever was in there—she hadn't had a moment to stop and think about who it might be—they were pissing her... more
              • Not that he would let on in any way. "Yes ma'am." Er, better try that again. "I mean, I temporarily accede to your wishes in the interests of solving this problem." The Marquis attempted to yank... more
                • Jenni considered a moment before replying.Neshomeh, Thu Sep 3 20:47
                  Gradually, the haze of terror and anger faded from her mind enough that she was able to process some of what the nameless Flower had said so far. None of it was comforting. "I think," she said... more
                  • Failing that, he thought loudly inside his head. Henry. Henry, are you there? Silence. As he expected. The Marquis sighed internally. He didn't really think it would work, anyway. "I'm quite certain... more
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