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Sep. 10th, 2017 07:42 pm
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Newt sat on a bench in the park across from the building that housed the small flat that the Ministry had provided for him. He held his suitcase on his lap, still wary about having it out of his sight for even a moment. This was a step for him, being out in the world at all. Since he had arrived here a few weeks ago from 1927, everything was simply too much. Too much noise, too much crowd, too much that was unrecognizable, unexplainable...

Sometimes he'd felt as if the world was not all that welcoming to him at the best of times, and now he felt like even more of an outsider. He was an alien here. And not only this, but the shock of going to the Ministry for help and discovering that everyone knew who he was. There was a portrait of him there. A first edition of his book under glass.

He watched a squirrel scurry up a tree. Once safely on a branch, it paused and looked over at him. He offered a little wave.

The latch on his suitcase popped open.

"Quiet down, Dougal," he said gently as he closed the clasp again. "I am not letting you out, not here. If you thought New York was a different world, you've no idea what you might encounter in this place."

The latch popped open again, almost violently this time, and Newt practically flattened himself against the case to make sure it stayed closed, then glanced up and around him frantically, as if afraid he might be caught doing something bad.

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Date: 2017-09-12 12:35 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pippa_flynn

"Yes. That would be exceptionally rude," Pippa replied, but she was too amused to be offended. A bloke dressed like he was, who didn't know what Google was, and who reeked of magic couldn't possibly be from London proper. She shifted in her seat, twisting to face him.

"But since I'm pretty sure I've got you pegged as a wizard, it's only fair you ought to get the truth," she said. "Though it might just be a bit more fun to make you guess."

Date: 2017-09-12 01:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pippa_flynn

She let him talk on, but when he trailed off and paused for breath she looked at him curiously.

"Muggle?" she asked, then tilted her head. "No. I'm not that. Guess again."

Date: 2017-09-12 01:41 am (UTC)
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"Oh, you're clever," Pippa said. She was sure she might have wings, but she'd not set about working out if she did or not. She smiled brightly, all teeth, and leaned in closer.

"A bit of glamour," she said then. "Just enough to hide in plain sight. This is fun. Guess again!"

Date: 2017-09-12 01:55 am (UTC)
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"So clever," she said warmly. Pippa offered her hand to shake.

I'm Pippa. I'm Queen of the Trooping fae . And now that you know, please don't make me turn you into a toad."

Date: 2017-09-12 02:20 am (UTC)
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"It's not something I just throw around," she laughed softly, reaching to cover his hand with hers since he didn't seem keen on shaking.

"Pippa," she said. "Call me Pippa."

Not her true name. Not the name her mother gave her. But it was who she was now, and a powerful enough name for her, at that.

"What's your name?" Pip asked then, very gently.

Date: 2017-09-12 02:37 am (UTC)
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"And how, exactly, did you find yourself ninety years on, Mr. Samander?" Pip asked.

Date: 2017-09-12 02:49 am (UTC)
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"That must be very disconcerting. So much has changed since 1927," she said thoughtfully. "How long have you been here? Not long, I'd wager."

Date: 2017-09-12 02:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pippa_flynn

"Of course. I don't think I'd do well if I found myself back in 1927, and I can hardly imagine what you're feeling here," she said, offering just a bit of sympathy. "Do you have any friends here? Anyone who can help?"

Date: 2017-09-12 04:43 am (UTC)
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"Are you? Annoying?" she asked. "A great deal of people annoy me, but you're not very off-putting. Yet."

Date: 2017-09-12 07:43 pm (UTC)
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Her sculpted brow arched sharply at that.

"You mean Harrods? Starbucks? Mr. Scamander, you must have some mistaken notion of how the world works. London is my 'habitat'."

Date: 2017-09-13 09:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pippa_flynn

"I'm sure I'm not the faerie you want to observe, then. I've spent all my life in London. And a few other places. Abroad, around," she said. "If you want a proper faerie, I'm not it."

Date: 2017-09-14 09:43 am (UTC)
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"Much of what I've found is lore, as well," she said. "I came to the crown by way of my Grandfather. I'm still playing catch up on what all of it means," Pippa confessed.

Date: 2017-09-15 10:00 am (UTC)
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"I hardly think the park is the best place for this, Mr. Scamander. Why don't you come back to mine? We'll have a cuppa and talk properly. Without others around," she said. She didn't hesitate for a moment on her invite. Wizard or not, she was certain she could dispatch him if he proved dangerous, though she felt in her heart it wouldn't come to that.

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