That might be okay
Sun Sep 24, 2017 18:00

Can you do it in the dark?

What? Oh, haircuts. “I mean, I need light to see what I’m doing, like anyone else. Are most lights still too bright even with sunglasses or just closing your eyes?” But Holland was already thinking about how to circumvent that. They could do some kind of lighting charm that was only visible to them. Magical artifacts such as hands of glory were made with an enchantment that had that effect; the candle would only cast light for the holder of the hand. Granted, it was nearly impossible to get one, and they were Dark objects. According to legend, a hand of glory was made from the severed hand of a hanged man, and the candle had to be made from the victim’s body fat.

Holland would rather not dabble in the Dark Arts to give a haircut (it wasn’t totally ruled out but they had a strong preference against it), so there had to be another way. Maybe a personal lumos that didn’t involve blood magic, or a night vision potion. They could probably enchant a pair of sunglasses to do the opposite of the accessory’s intended purpose. “Anyway, I think I could figure something out so I could see even if the room was dark. If you wanted to test that.” This was one problem for which Holland was certain they could devise a magical solution.

Fixing Russell’s look—or at least his hair; his wardrobe situation would require more effort and possibly an indexed tag system—might be an interesting project. They couldn’t help getting involved in a makeover project. Danny knew how to dress himself and Kaye knew how to do her eyebrows now, so Holland was in the market for a fashion undertaking.

The underclassman thanked them and apologized for perhaps the dozenth time. “You’re welcome. And like I said, I’m fine.” The offer to watch them leave was either thoughtful or really weird, but according to Marissa he just didn’t know how to socialize, so maybe it was the former even though Holland’s instinctive reaction was to think it was the latter.

  • See ya later I hope - Russell, Sun Sep 24 14:07
    "Yeah, pockets are good, too." He was pretty sure that agreement wasn't what Holland was looking for, though he was also pretty sure he didn't know what more he could say to make his point about why... more
    • That might be okay - Holland, Sun Sep 24 18:00
      • Fidgeting aimlessly with the fingers of his gloves, Russell managed a sort of nod/shrug when Holland asked more about his light -- preferences? Was that the right word? No, not really, it was more a... more
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