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Isabella Marie Swan ✴ "Stella" ([personal profile] self_composed) wrote2013-03-19 03:47 pm

it's a dead man's party

The guest list winds up being pretty huge.

To start with, there are now eight Bells. Pattern isn't bringing anyone besides herself, and Aegis no one besides herself and her Whistle, but everyone else -

Between Alice, the Joker, the rescued Queenie, Kas, Micaiah, and Sue, plus Ghosty who Amariah picked up on her way home, that's seven Whistles. (Stella thinks ahead: there is a soundproofed orgy chamber away from the main party awning. With a few nodes off of it in case more than one orgy forms; she can think of at least two other likely ones.)

There's an equally absurd number of Sherlocks and Tonies if you count them together. They have Juliet's matched set, Shell Bell's matched set, two other matched sets from Bell-less worlds (one with souled vampire, one both human), a stray Tony, and a stray Sherlock from Downside.

Amariah grabbed a random Libby on top of the random extra Whistle, but at least she's not incorporating anyone from home.

Golden's bringing much of her family and many of her friends - although Edward is staying home, that still leaves Elspeth and Jacob, Alice and Jasper with little Brandon, Rosalie and Emmett and little Henry, Nathan accompanying his mate and their child Kerron, Esme and Carlisle and their Lily, Addy, and Elena who'll get to see her brother. Golden claims that this is a conservative list and she could easily have produced another twenty enthusiastic guests. Stella doesn't doubt it. She puts up a few signs reading Please Conduct Adult Conversation Only Via Brainphone. Little Half-Vampires Have Good Ears And Perfect Memories. As a last-minute surprise, Golden has taken Elspeth's suggestion to bring Edward's deceased mother Elizabeth, too.

Juliet has, on top of her boyfriend and his - progenitor? - her tiny Libby, James, a tagalong thereto called Virginia, and a ghost called Minnie, plus Giles.

Angela's list is more modest: her, her husband, and their friends Alleluia and Caleb.

Shell Bell is responsible for half the Sherlocks-and-Tonies all by herself, a tagalong called Pepper, and also someone called Darcy and also Matilda. (Shell Bell is also the reason Angela is not inviting her brother-in-law.)

Stella herself is responsible for inviting Libby, Orfeo, Chris, Mary, Anna, Sandy, Eights, Chainsaw, Lazarus, Kolya (who is informed that it would be awfully inconvenient for a majority of Bells to all have to coordinate on pretending he doesn't exist when only one of them has even met him to be able to identify him in the first place, so he can simply stay home if he's planning to be hidey), and Bridget.

Stella sets up a name tag system. Everyone will have a tag stuck to them. Solo persons - a minority - will just have their names. People with template names and nicknames will have both stamped on automatically. ("Hi! I'm a Bell, and you can call me Stella!"; "Hi! I'm a Whistle, and you can call me Alice!" "Hi! I'm a Sherlock, and I don't have a distinguishing nickname yet but as soon as I pick one it will appear here!")

She conjures up a nice buffet of food and beverages which will stay its correct temperature until consumed, and assorted synthetics for the vampires (labeled not for human consumption), and dishes and flatware (all glass; even some of the food-eating guests might dissolve anything else) and fusses with the awning opacity until it lets in just the right amount of sun, and, what the hell, she throws in a stage in case Angela wants to sing or she decides to play the flute or someone decides to pentagon some other performative skill to entertain the crowd. She makes sure there are enough bathrooms for all the people who still need bathrooms.

She puts out a few tables here and there with little bowls of squares and triangles - a mix of her glowing red and Alice's shifty black - in them for everyone's convenience. She accumulates coins in those sizes faster than she generally uses them and has a great many, so there are plenty for anyone to dip and wish if something comes up. She double-checks to make sure the Martian ground rules prohibit any misuses available for those size coins.

Jane gets one of those high-tech holographic projectors, on wheels, which she promptly manifests in, drives around the floor, and makes faces through.
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[personal profile] jovahs_heiress 2013-03-26 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
When Micaiah emerges from the orgy chamber, Angela is there to greet him.

"It occurred to me that Beast should probably be general knowledge, in case he dreams his way into Milliways again and he's not - recognizeable," she says. "Did you mention him to the other Whistles?"
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[personal profile] yovahs_kisses 2013-03-26 04:38 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh! No," he says, "I didn't think of it."
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[personal profile] jovahs_heiress 2013-03-26 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Angela conferences all the Whistles in a brainphone call. [Micaiah and I met another one of you in Milliways not long ago,] she says, and she describes the situation with Beast. [Unfortunately, I don't think we have a way to get to his world and help him and Belle.]
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[personal profile] pythbox 2013-03-26 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[I wonder if I could get there somehow,] Sue muses. [I don't think I could, but I might be the best bet we've got.]
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[personal profile] jovahs_heiress 2013-03-26 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)
[Is it safe for you to try?]
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[personal profile] pythbox 2013-03-26 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[Well, last time I fucked one up, I ended up outside of Milliways,] he says. [So if that's where I go whenever that happens, I'll be fine.]
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[personal profile] jovahs_heiress 2013-03-26 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[...And do you think that will be a regularity?]
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[personal profile] pythbox 2013-03-26 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
[How the hell should I know?]
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[personal profile] jovahs_heiress 2013-03-26 09:16 pm (UTC)(link)
[Well, if you don't, perhaps you shouldn't try. We managed to force the door to Eos despite none of us having been there; perhaps we can force it to Belle and Beast's world. Or - you yourself prove that some effects picked up while dreaming oneself into Milliways can persist. Perhaps there's some way to have him carry a Jane-point home in a way that will let her move someone there the newly usual way.]
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[personal profile] pythbox 2013-03-26 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[Sure, okay.]
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[personal profile] jovahs_heiress 2013-03-26 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
[Micaiah and I can try forcing the door before we go home, after the party, and if it doesn't work I'll leave a note for him at the bar suggesting that he go talk to Jane in the Belltower so we can at least send someone to meet him.]
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[personal profile] pythbox 2013-03-26 09:23 pm (UTC)(link)