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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.
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[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
The best kind!

He laughs a little. "You know I'm pretty sure I've been in love with you for a while now, I just - didn't realize it."
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[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Darren sporfles. "Have you really? You weren't afraid of how I was going to react, were you?"
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[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 09:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"Awwww," says Darren. And then Bella is snuggled. "Well, good news, I do happen to love you, I am just a dork and didn't realize it for a while."
castmyown: (d. Did you come up with that yourself)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
"Sorry that I'm a dork and took so long. I would have said it sooner if I'd realized."
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[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Nuzzle!

"If I do something like it again tell Savannah. She will use her delicate touch to inform me," says Darren dryly.
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[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
"No," laughs Darren. "I meant if I'm being annoyingly dense, tell my sister, and she will tell me to stop it and I will."
castmyown: (d. Did you come up with that yourself)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Cuddle, cuddle. "Good, it now retroactively bothers me that I didn't notice sooner."
castmyown: (e. That's an interesting point)

[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 09:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"First one, kind of. It's like I missed a variable and now I'm annoyed at myself for missing it because for a long stretch of time the rest of the problem was wrong."
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[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 09:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"... If I am I am the most ambulatory one of all time," laughs Darren. "It's an easy way to think about my head? I guess?"
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[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
"It's... Hmmm. A really complicated giant math problem? Where I weigh things that I have and their uses and how important they are to me or my goals. Then I combine certain parts of it to get what something is worth to me both resource and emotional wise and then I file it into mental priorities. So I guess it's also like a spreadsheet? And a math problem?"
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[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Nod. "Mine's numerical. I mean there are - non-numerical parts of it, but I do tend to look over those and give them a value in comparison to other things. With numbers."
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[personal profile] castmyown 2014-06-19 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"Okay, well, what sorts of examples do you want me to give? Like - what do you want me to aim for? A lot of the time it's with a goal in mind, but once I've worked out the values for those I reuse them later."

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