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: (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?"
castmyown: (l. Quiet time)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 07:25 pm (UTC)(link)
"Mostly," agrees Darren.
morethanimaginary: (Kind of awkward)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-19 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Savannah nods. "Yeah. Bit scratched up, and I need like a pint of ice cream, but I'll live."
morethanimaginary: (Way better than that)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-19 07:31 pm (UTC)(link)
"Eh, stay, Darren needs cuddles and that is an auxiliary use of a girlfriend," snorts Savannah.
castmyown: (c. Magic fairy princess)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Snuggle, snuggle.

Actually they can go snuggle on the couch, that is better than snuggling standing up. Couch-move, then snuggles.
morethanimaginary: (Okay that was funny)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-19 07:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Savannah, not being the snuggling type, retrieves an entire carton of ice cream from the freezer, plops onto a nearby couch, and then starts working her way through it. Nom. Nom nom. The best part about horrific trauma is the license to eat lots of ice cream after.
morethanimaginary: (You're adorable)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-19 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
"I vote Darren's is snugglebunny."
castmyown: (d. Did you come up with that yourself)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 07:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Darren snorts. "What do you get, then? Ice cream tree frog?"
morethanimaginary: (Default)

[personal profile] morethanimaginary 2014-06-19 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Giggle. "There is no way I'm remembering that."
castmyown: (Default)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 07:55 pm (UTC)(link)
"Sure, that works all right. Passwords as a backup, though?"
castmyown: (c. Magic fairy princess)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 07:58 pm (UTC)(link)
He giggles, then snuggles her back. "I am also not going with snugglebunny, Bella, you get to pick because I can't think of anything."

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