shesepankh: (a ~ winged)
Isabella Marie Swan ([personal profile] shesepankh) wrote2014-06-17 08:03 pm

bugbear

Bella amasses a spreadsheet full of runes. She learns enough about programming to store them a bit more elegantly than that and get the program to make suggestions that do various results. Doesn't have a GUI wrapper, but it works for the part that is about choosing runes and sizes, if not laying them out - that still has to be done by hand.

Invisibility is going to be very popular with monsters who want to go out in the world.

As far as scrolls are concerned: Xeroxing them doesn't work. Carbon paper does, even on gray paper where the runes are barely visible for intellectual property reasons, and tracing a xeroxed copy also works fine; a simple spell takes about five minutes to make a stack of four. The spells are available in French and Spanish. There isn't a huge selection to start. But it's something.

They give Angela an after-school job tracing them according to demand so they have more time to discover additional runes and work out additional spells, and they put up fliers in the Avalon advertising a mail-order service.

Bella gets a car. It's a beat-up station wagon, but it works.

Bella has a small business, a vehicle, and a long-term career plan.

She sets about making arrangements to skip the eleventh grade, and Darren follows suit.

The two of them are adorably attached to each other. There is a lot of kissing. Savannah teases them a lot and Bella messes with her and Darren blushes.

By the time summer vacation starts, they have a stabilized price point, sufficient regular buyers, enough repertoire, and a nest egg of money that permit them to rent a small storefront and hire a teenage griffin to sell scrolls in the Avalon. They are on their way out (Savannah accompanying for kicks, Bella driving) to seal the deal and drop off a batch of inventory. Bright and early.
morethanimaginary: (My fault)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-18 05:06 am (UTC)(link)
There is a brief moment of utter terror in Savannah's eyes. Then it's very quickly gone and replaced by anger.

"What, no, no that's absurd!"
castmyown: (o. Not the kind of thing I like)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-18 05:07 am (UTC)(link)
"... Oh my god, are you actually some person impersonating my sister?! - Thing we swore when we were eleven, what was it?!"
morethanimaginary: (On my to-do list)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-18 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
"Wh- ... Why does that matter, that shouldn't matter, I'm fine!"
castmyown: (n. Uncalled for)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-18 05:11 am (UTC)(link)
"That," hisses Darren, "is not my sister, she doesn't know, fuck. Fuck!"

He starts fumbling for scrolls.
castmyown: (o. Not the kind of thing I like)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-18 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
"Could be a shapeshifter, another peryton, maybe, it's not like we know how that works -"

Scroll. Scroll is gotten -
morethanimaginary: (Not the type for mercy)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-18 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
"-Stop that," hisses Savannah, and then she grabs the back of Darren's collar and slams his head into the dashboard.
morethanimaginary: (Informative)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-18 05:20 am (UTC)(link)
"Fucking bastards you should have just stopped poking at it," growls not-Savannah, getting out of the car to try and tackle Bella.
Edited 2014-06-18 05:20 (UTC)
castmyown: (o. Not the kind of thing I like)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-18 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
Darren is briefly dazed but it's not like Savannah had good leverage from back there.

He says something in French, quietly, under his breath. It's not too hard of a sentence, and is says it as fast as possible.
Edited 2014-06-18 05:24 (UTC)
morethanimaginary: (My fault)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-18 05:26 am (UTC)(link)
At just the right time, too.

She goes to deck Bella, and instead slams into a swirling shield of air. She's sent flying a few feet away, away from the highway and down towards the woods.
castmyown: (k. So much to do)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-18 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
"Ow," says Darren, rubbing his head and fumbling to get out of the seatbelt. "Yeah, mostly, ow."
morethanimaginary: (Not the type for mercy)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-18 05:32 am (UTC)(link)
Not-Savannah struggles to her - his? its? - feet. She looks at the pair and growls again, and she starts making her way back up to the car.

She has Savannah's speed. They do not have very long.
castmyown: (j. I'll consider it)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-18 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, it probably can't -"
morethanimaginary: (On my to-do list)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-18 05:42 am (UTC)(link)
And then not-Savannah is there. This time she doesn't rush the wind-shield, she stops at its edge and glowers. "Think I don't know anything, little magicians? This won't last long."
castmyown: (o. Not the kind of thing I like)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-18 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
Darren does the same, looking at not-Savannah nervously. Flap, flap, away from the safety of the wind-shield but also into the safety of the air.
morethanimaginary: (Not the type for mercy)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-18 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
Not-Savannah snorts.

Then she sprouts wings of her own - Savannah's, actually. Color, texture, size - they are hers. She is fast, and she is not pulling her punches. Darren's closer, he hesitated - she catches his ankle.
castmyown: (n. Uncalled for)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-18 05:51 am (UTC)(link)
Darren makes a little sound before he is slammed into the ground with a painful sounding crunch.
morethanimaginary: (Kind of how it works)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-18 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
Foot to the face has the desired effect, if the desired effect is, 'Scratched up and briefly stunned but now incredibly angry not-Savannah.'

Bella's gets to recite the incantation. From his spot on the ground Darren is looking better, though it's kind of hard to tell from where theyare. A second later, her pursuer is back and swooping in to punch Bella.
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[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-18 06:07 am (UTC)(link)
Not-sister is scary good in the air too. She gets extremely close to Bella, swooping in from the left to rearrange Bella's face -

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