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Wednesday, December 3rd 1952

"Midgard? My, that is a strange name for a place..."

[It seems that the Flux Gate has found yet another victim, though this one seems to be curious as much as frightened about the whole affair. Giselle has managed to find a stick somewhere along the way to clip her hair up into a loose knot, but it only manages to make her look more swamped by the jumpsuit she has been given. She clutches a book in her arms protectively, fingers curled around as best she can to try and keep them out of the cold.]

"I do wish that they'd given me some clearer instructions... then again, they did seem very distracted."

[She turns, scanning the buildings once again, then a rustle from the side of the road catches her attention. Giselle spins, eyes widening, as a rat briefly appears from the shadow of a doorway. Immediately, her face lights up and she walks over to the rat, bending at the waist to talk almost conspiratorially.]

"I don't suppose that you can help me, can you? I'm looking for Midgard, only I don't know this place and I'm awfully afraid that I'm going to get lost. You don't happen to know where it is, do you?"

[The rat squeaks, scratches with its claws, and then disappears off into the  darkness. Giselle straightens up, looking more than a little surprised.]

"Well, that wasn't really what I asked, but..." [She raises her voice to call after the rat.] "Thank you anyway!"

[A brief pause. She bites her lip uncertainly and looks round the road once again. Everything is so strange here, not open like Andalasia was but not all in neat rows like New York either. Another gust of wind produces a shiver.] "Oh my, it is cold here. I really do need to find this place soon..."

((OoC: Well, here's to hoping that I'm doing things right. ^.^ It's an honour to be among you guys.))


Apr. 5th, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
*He's just. going to give you this look. and then turn towards the apartments.*

Whatever. Just come on. And don't thank me.
Apr. 5th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
[Giselle has to admit that the conversation did take quite a roundabout direction to actually find out where she is supposed to be staying for a while, but she's always maintained that it's nice to meet new people. And King Laharl does seem to be at least a little bit happier now than when she first met him, which is always a good thing.]

"Oh, okay then. I'll be right there."

((OoC: Showing my newbishness... how do I have two threads on the same post at the same time?))
Apr. 5th, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
*he starts walking for Midgard, not about to wait*

((Up to you how to handle it! Sometimes you can just take the order they come as chronological... Sometimes you can manage to shift locations a little... Sometimes there's just no way to make them all fit in a neat chronological order and you just kind of go with five people all managing to show you to your apartment. :D;))
Apr. 5th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
"Oops!" [It's probably pretty apparent that Giselle hadn't expected King Laharl to leave that abruptly. She turns to follow him, not quite managing her usual light step in the heavy boots that she has been given.]

"I must say, I think this is colder than any winter I ever remember, although I have heard of some very cold ones from the geese that used to migrate south for the winter. Still, cold weather just makes hot cocoa by the fire seem even better, really."

[Yes, she really does see the good side in everything. No, she isn't on drugs. But she has been asked before now.]

((OoC: Wow, sounds like a party. ^^ Thanks. Sorry about the random there...))
Apr. 5th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
*If he hadn't had Flonne for a vassal, he probably wouldn't know how to deal with this woman. As it is, he's used to airheads. At least she's not saying she talks to flowers or something.*

I thought New York had pretty cold winters, by Earth standards.
Apr. 5th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
"I think that might be true, yes, but I never got to spend a full winter in New York. Only in Andalasia, and the winters there weren't always terribly cold. They were very pretty when it snowed, of course, and all the rivers froze over and the trees got covered in icicles, but... well..."

[She pauses, with something of a sigh that turns into a suppressed shiver. Having her hair down would keep her neck warmer, but it would also make it more likely to blow around and she's learnt the hard way that long hair can get very tanbled very quickly.]

"Everything's so different here. So much new to learn." [She sounds about 99% convinced, a significant drop from her usual 110% or so.] "Still, I think that the first people I spoke to said that it was December, yes? That means that it must be nearly Christmas by now."
Apr. 5th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
...where's Andalasia?

*He has to think for a minute on "Christmas." It's not exactly celebrated in the Netherworld.* Christmas. That's the one where God has an affair with a human woman and she has his kid, right?
Apr. 5th, 2010 11:44 pm (UTC)
"It's beyond the Meadows of Joy and the Valley of Contentment. Although... the maps here don't seem to have those on them, so I don't know really."

[She'd once had it paraphrased as 'second star to the right and straight on till morning'. Unfortunately, she didn't really get the reference and had simply corrected the man who had said it.]

"And... well..."

[Giselle frowns slightly. Christmas had not been much of a thing in Andalasia, but it had been in New York.]

"I think I remember some story about a man with reindeer flying round the world to give everyone presents. But only if they'd been good, which doesn't sound very nice to me. It was a little strange, but Robert said that there were parties and presents and cakes and everyone celebrating, so it must have been nice in the end."
Apr. 5th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
... You're kidding, right?

*the presents bit jogs his memory* Oh yeah, there was something about a fat guy. And there was this demon would go around with him to take care of the kids who'd been bad.

((What Laharl is thinking of.))
Apr. 6th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
"I don't think that I remember that part of the story..."

[Giselle frowns slightly. That doesn't sound like the sort of stories that she heard in New York, but then again the ones in New York weren't always like the real versions of the story. That incident with Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, for example, had changed more than a little in passing.]

"It sounds like the version of Christmas here might be quite a bit different to the one that I learnt about."

((OoC: There's part of me that almost prefers that version. XD Carrot and stick working together.))
Apr. 6th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC)
You'd be better off asking some of the other humans who wound up here. It's not something I care to know much about.
Apr. 6th, 2010 12:24 am (UTC)
[Giselle nods.] "I will make sure that I do so."

[She looks the apartment blocks up and down; they weren't exactly what she was expecting.]

"Oh my, is that Midgard?" [Again, she momentarily places one hand over her mouth; it is likely that the only reason she did not use two was her desire to keep hold of her beloved book. However, she swiftly collects herself.] "Well, it's... very nice. Very nice indeed."
Apr. 6th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
It's a dump. And nobody'll be offended if you call it one.

*He leads the way inside, not doing anything remotely like holding the door for her.*
Apr. 6th, 2010 12:39 am (UTC)
"Oh no, I'm sure it's... lovely."

[Or at least could be, with some paint and new curtains and flowers. However, Giselle does not even add this part, although her expression might suggest that this is roughly what is going through her head. She almost walks into the door as it closes, and thinks to push it open herself just in time.] "Oops!"
Apr. 6th, 2010 12:43 am (UTC)
*He glances back at her.*

You know, I think you might actually be worse than Flonne. And that's impressive.
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[ D a t e || T i m e ]

THIS WEEK: View Here

As winter thaws, so do the zombies. The season begins anew with fresh threats and the stench and moans of the undead frustrated that their next meal is one wall away.

[ F o r e c a s t ]

Average min temp: 21°F (-6°C)
Average max temp: 36°F (2°C)

Avg Hours per day: 4.7 hours
Number of days with frost: 18

    {Spring is well on its way to bringing life again to the region. And with life, it will bring death as well. Salvage Run people should be careful on their trek in search for usable materials!

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