[identity profile] bilbo-baggins.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] small_things
*spots something after an hour or so of uneventful flying*

There! Is that it? Way in the distance - that little bump on the horizon? Is that Mount Axis?

Oh, but where is Sherlock going?

Date: 2016-10-26 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smauglock.livejournal.com
*doesn't see the little bump on the horizon*

*but does see a big shimmery thing way off to the right*

*which widens and coalesces into a huge gateway-looking peephole sort of thing...which further glimmers and coalesces into...221B Baker Street???*


*veers off wildly to the right and flies full-tilt towards the shimmery vision of home*

Date: 2016-10-26 09:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sybil-t-psychic.livejournal.com
Don't be daft, man! I think you've been out in the sun too long. Any fool can see that it's Hogwarts!

Quickly, Temeraire, before it's too late! We simply must reach the castle!

Date: 2016-10-27 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] just-vanessa.livejournal.com
I'm as eager to get home as the next man, woman, or sapient creature, but if we're each seeing our own home that's either a very cleverly-made portal or a sinister trap.

And based on past experience I'm inclined to opt for "sinister trap".

Date: 2016-10-27 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-k-blue.livejournal.com
This shape speaks true! It is an Optical Illusion!

Date: 2016-10-27 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-k-blue.livejournal.com
*tugs urgently on your neck*

Date: 2016-10-27 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-k-blue.livejournal.com
It is indeed a Sinister Trap!

Date: 2016-10-27 06:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] just-vanessa.livejournal.com
He's not likely to listen to reason in that frame of mind. It might be better to skip the direct approach and appeal to his passengers.

...or would it? A trickster god and a demon might be expected to recognise an illusion, but would they agree that keeping Sherlock out of it is a desirable result? You've known at least one of them longer than I have.

Date: 2016-10-27 12:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-k-blue.livejournal.com
Do you mean they might want us to be Trapped? Sinisterly? :(

Date: 2016-10-27 11:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] just-vanessa.livejournal.com
Well, trapping mortals is the kind of thing demons traditionally devote a lot of time to. And what we have here is a web-like trap and a spider-like demon, which might suggest a commonality of purpose. As for tricksters...

Ah, it looks like they're doing something (http://small-things.livejournal.com/14369.html?thread=570913#t570913).
Edited Date: 2016-10-27 11:31 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-10-28 07:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-k-blue.livejournal.com
Are we safe now, then? Allow me to introduce myself. I am the colour International Klein Blue. Call me Hugh.

Date: 2016-10-28 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] just-vanessa.livejournal.com
A pleasure to make your acquaintance... Hugh. I am the human Vanessa. Call me Vanessa.

*has to ask*

Are there many colours called Hugh?

Date: 2016-10-28 11:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-k-blue.livejournal.com
Why, no - I have sisters named Amber, Rose, and Violet, for example. What is a human? Are there many humans named Vanessa?

Date: 2016-10-28 12:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] just-vanessa.livejournal.com
A human is the main kind of intelligent being where I'm from. Most of us in this group are humans, at least broadly speaking.

I'm the only Vanessa here, but there are others back home, though it isn't as common a name as... Martin, say, or John.

Date: 2016-10-29 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-k-blue.livejournal.com
This is a very strange and various collection of Shapes.

Date: 2016-10-27 12:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-k-blue.livejournal.com
It is indeed a Sinister Trap!

Date: 2016-10-26 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madam-zarenyia.livejournal.com
*having a lovely little snooze on Sherlock's back, lulled to sleep by the dragon's wild lurching turbulence like a baby in the back of a car*

*senses shift in direction, and groggily rouses*

...Hello. Are we there already?

Date: 2016-10-27 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thepunygod.livejournal.com
No, it is a Sinister Trap. The mortals appear to see it as their individual homes.

*attempts to vanish the Trap to no avail*

Norns curse it. This is more powerful than my skill. Can you do anything, Madam?

Date: 2016-10-27 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madam-zarenyia.livejournal.com

It is a Sinister Trap! And one of her best, I'd say - beautiful workmanship! Do you know Madam Sinistra too, then? My word, it's a small Creation! I haven't seen old Sinnie-pants since she was a few millenia ahead of me at school.

*scuttles up to Sherlock's head, scritching behind his ear and whispering something that makes his eyes go a bit vague - or maybe it's just the scritchies - and he stops, hovering just shy of the entrance*

Back in a tic, poppet - wheeeeeeeee!!!

*leaps into the web, navigating it like a sure-footed (eight-legged) mountain goat - and returns a few minutes later with powdered sugar all around mouth*

Sinnie'll catch us up later - said she's got a question or two for this Oracle person herself. *sees Temeraire hovering some distance away* Oh dear, I didn't mean to keep everyone waiting.

*proffers half-eaten pastry*

...Cream bun?
Edited Date: 2016-10-27 09:23 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-10-27 11:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ollie-omen.livejournal.com
*from the relative safety of Temeraire's harness*

So, hang on...you just invited another demon to Mount Axis? One we don't have a pledge of protection from?

*turns to everyone else in the harness*

And what about...*waves vaguely at Sinister Trap*...this?? Are we just gonna leave it here so it can lure god knows how many other poor sods to their doom?

Date: 2016-10-28 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thepunygod.livejournal.com
*takes the pastry*

Thank you.

*somehow manages to eat it in a suggestive manner*

You are full of surprises.

Date: 2016-10-28 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madam-zarenyia.livejournal.com
*watches you eating...and, given the structure of the average cream bun (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-W_Fscvl8hn0/Ux9Pkhu4q4I/AAAAAAAAGjw/F-gcgmbVJr8/s1600/IMG_3387.JPG), finds your performance most delightfully, horrendously, outrageously obscene*

Oooh! Saucy boy!

*swipes some of the disappearing cream filling, and all but fellates it off own finger, grinning a - well - devilish grin at you*

When we get to that mountain, I have SO many things to show you...unless you fancy us two getting our memberships in The Dragonback Club right here?

*at Sherlock's annoyed SNORT*

...Or not. *silky purr* Frankly, darling, I'm told that sometimes, the waiting makes it even better.
Edited Date: 2016-10-28 04:16 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-10-30 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merida-dunbroch.livejournal.com
*shouting from Temeraire's harness*

If you two are quite finished, the rest o' us would like to get a move on!

Date: 2016-10-30 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sybil-t-psychic.livejournal.com
Hear, hear! If this Sinister demon madam really wants to speak to the Oracle, we'd do well to get there first before she does!

Date: 2016-10-30 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smauglock.livejournal.com

*takes off for Mount Axis without waiting for permission* (http://small-things.livejournal.com/14884.html)


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