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Floo call: Fionn Cauldwell, Seomra Staidéir don Coimeádaí, An Nead, Northwest America - Il Mago
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Floo call: Fionn Cauldwell, Seomra Staidéir don Coimeádaí, An Nead, Northwest America
Fionn, it's Lucius. Are you there?
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allandsundry From: allandsundry Date: October 16th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good evening, Lucius. I am here.

I would say that it was a surprise to hear from you but I don't need to lie to you.

I hope this evening finds you well.
il_mago From: il_mago Date: October 16th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well enough. I wasn't certain I'd gotten my tongue around the Gaelic. I could have been speaking to a barmaid in Glendalough, for all I knew.
allandsundry From: allandsundry Date: October 16th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
You managed very well, all things considered. But if you are worried about your pronounciation, I could arrange for language lessons with Grandma. I'm sure you'd find her to be a tough but fair teacher.
il_mago From: il_mago Date: October 16th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
All things considered, perhaps it would be simpler to key your wards to this floo, and then I wouldn't have to endure... ah, trouble Ceara with the matter.
allandsundry From: allandsundry Date: October 16th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
*low laughter*

Oh, I doubt she'd be troubled.

So... am I to take it that you have returned to the villa?
il_mago From: il_mago Date: October 16th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have. I returned just after dinner.

*long pause*

How is Sarah?
allandsundry From: allandsundry Date: October 16th, 2005 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
She's well. Tired, moody. She's brooding like a crow with only one egg. I'm half tempted to put "Dangerous. Do Not Disturb" signs around her room but I fear for my life if she saw one.
il_mago From: il_mago Date: October 16th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
*a chuckle*

You could charm them, I suppose. Make them appear to be portraits or still-lifes to her eye. Who knows--you might save a life. Or at least someone's hide.
allandsundry From: allandsundry Date: October 16th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could but I'm hoping to foist her on her lover soon enough that it wouldn't make the effort worthwhile.
il_mago From: il_mago Date: October 16th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I see. She had originally planned to return home this evening, but I suspected there might be a delay. Do you suppose we're speaking of days, or of weeks?
allandsundry From: allandsundry Date: October 16th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm speaking of-- hold on a moment and let me think...

*short pause*

Just shy of three hours? I anticipate this conversation will take another 15 minutes, perhaps a half-hour if we extend the social pleasantries. Then 10 minutes for you to get in touch with Sarah, an hour or so for a fight, an hour for her to pack and say good-bye, and then she's only a portkey trip away.
il_mago From: il_mago Date: October 16th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
......Oh, Merlin.
allandsundry From: allandsundry Date: October 16th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sounding amused*

Are you disputing my calculations? Do you think the fighting and making-up will take longer?
il_mago From: il_mago Date: October 16th, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fionn. I have to deal with Sarah in a moment. Do you suppose you could at least spare me your wit?
allandsundry From: allandsundry Date: October 16th, 2005 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
But Lucius, if I don't have my wit, what do I have? Aside from looks and charm, of course.
il_mago From: il_mago Date: October 16th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're reasonably well-off. And a tolerable chess player.
allandsundry From: allandsundry Date: October 16th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have only what the Matriarch sees fit to grant, which makes me a poor second son. And I've beaten you on several occasions so if I'm only tolerable, what does that make you?
il_mago From: il_mago Date: October 16th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Generous.
allandsundry From: allandsundry Date: October 16th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
*laughter*

I see you do not respect my chess skills. I shall have to teach you some when next we meet. And oh, the teaching shall be cruel.
il_mago From: il_mago Date: October 16th, 2005 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are welcome to visit any time, Fionn. Do not trouble for an invitation. If nothing else, you might deflect some of your sister's ill-will. That would be worth the loss of a chess game or two.

Particularly if you come bearing a bottle of Oban.
allandsundry From: allandsundry Date: October 16th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I see how it is. I'm to be your whipping boy. In that case, I expect to be suitably rewarded for throwing my young, agile body in front of the exploding curse meant for you.
il_mago From: il_mago Date: October 16th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
The knowledge of a job well done should be its own reward. If necessary, I shall pay for your visit to St. Mungo's.
allandsundry From: allandsundry Date: October 16th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are too kind. Never let it be said that you wouldn't do the least you could do.
il_mago From: il_mago Date: October 16th, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good night, Fionn. Such a pleasure.
allandsundry From: allandsundry Date: October 16th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I assure you that the pleasure shall be mine next time we meet. Good night, Lucius.
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