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.
castmyown: (i. Unexpected)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 06:05 am (UTC)(link)
"We'll say family emergency. Do - you want to come to my house, or go to yours? Is your dad at work, I can't remember."
castmyown: (k. So much to do)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 06:11 am (UTC)(link)


"I don't know how Savannah will react. We'll wait until she wakes up to decide? I mean - I'd want you there, because horrific trauma and I kind of want to cuddle you forever now, but I'm worried about her."
castmyown: (b. Just what I'd hoped for)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 06:14 am (UTC)(link)
Awkward return hug because she's still invisible, but he obviously tries. Snuggle snuggle.
castmyown: (j. I'll consider it)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 06:16 am (UTC)(link)
"Or wait for her to wake up. Um. Mrs. Adams? Do you know how long it'll be until she -"
morethanimaginary: (Not invincible)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-19 06:18 am (UTC)(link)
"Unghh," says Savannah.
aestrix: (Default)

[personal profile] aestrix 2014-06-19 06:19 am (UTC)(link)
"Now," drawls Mrs. Adams dryly.
morethanimaginary: (My fault)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-19 06:20 am (UTC)(link)
Savannah sits up and curls around herself in one single motion. "Is it gone?" she hisses.
aestrix: (Default)

[personal profile] aestrix 2014-06-19 06:21 am (UTC)(link)
"It's been banished back to Dis."
morethanimaginary: (Not the type for mercy)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-19 06:23 am (UTC)(link)
"That is not the same thing as gone, did you make the - did it suffer?!"
aestrix: (Default)

[personal profile] aestrix 2014-06-19 06:24 am (UTC)(link)
"Very briefly," informs Mrs. Adams.
morethanimaginary: (Not invincible)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-19 06:25 am (UTC)(link)
"Good enough." She then wraps her arms around her legs and proceeds to not say anything else.
morethanimaginary: (Way better than that)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-19 06:28 am (UTC)(link)
Savannah snorts. "Pfff, he would. Home's good, being fed chicken noodle soup, nah. He can make it and I feed myself, though."
castmyown: (o. Not the kind of thing I like)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 06:29 am (UTC)(link)


"... I'm sorry I didn't catch it sooner," apologizes Darren.
morethanimaginary: (Not invincible)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-19 06:34 am (UTC)(link)
"S'fine. Wasn't long."

And that seems to be all she wants to say of the subject.

"We heading home?"
castmyown: (l. Quiet time)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 06:38 am (UTC)(link)
Darren checks to see if his sister needs help standing (the answer is very definitively no, she can stand just fine and is annoyed with being treated like she's weak and vulnerable) and then into the car they go.

It's probably going to be a quiet car ride.
aestrix: (Default)

[personal profile] aestrix 2014-06-19 06:38 am (UTC)(link)
(Mrs. Adams returns to her own car, bids them goodbye, and heads back to her house. She's got essays to grade.)
steppingup: (Run that by me again)

[personal profile] steppingup 2014-06-19 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
No one in the car is feeling talkative.

When they arrive, Vernon is waiting and immediately hugs his kids.

"Everything all right?"

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