Feb. 1st, 2017 07:07 pm
winter_wisp: (think)
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Winter was exactly two and a half inches taller than he had been last week. That is, when he was at his mortal height- As a pixie he remained six inches tall. Which was very tall indeed for a pixie. As a mortal, however, he had grown from one-hundred and seventy five meters, to just over one-hundred and eighty. ...How terribly exciting, and potentially frightening!

He'd known he was taller, because he'd felt taller. He'd confirmed this feeling by standing beside the line he'd drawn on the wall to measure himself previously, while Philip had insisted that the line had somehow moved lower. After assuring the budgie that the line was not, in fact, a very stealthy worm (Philip had checked twice already, but needed confirmation), he'd drawn a new line and measured the difference.

After finding all his trousers a bit too short, and dithering over what colour his hair should be today (he eventually settled on white), Winter had set out into the world to do some shopping- And very definitely not think about the strange vision 'possibly not actually dead' Aspid had shown him of that terribly tall and warped future version of himself.

After a morning of popping in and out of shops in the high street, Winter had redressed in clothes that actually fit. Trousers that went past one's ankles weren't always the fashion, no, but given how cold it was at the moment it was preferable. Especially now while he was parked outside a cafe, nursing a coffee and, uh, reading. Like, a real and proper book. Winter read a lot actually, it just wasn't something people often caught him doing. Books were things he took to bed or curled up in the corner with during rare quiet moments. They were how he filled his time between the almost manic bursts of energy that usually made up his day. ...But today he was less manic and wild. He was shockingly calm, really.

A lot of what Winter read he selected based on their covers or titles, and today's selection was no different. He liked birds, and so To Kill A Mockingbird seemed worth a look. He wasn't sure why you would want to kill a mockingbird, but he didn't have to get very far into the book to realise that, like so many of the titles he selected, the title wasn't literal.

(OTA, Find Winter outside enjoying a coffee and getting lost in a classic. <3 Timed to late Wednesday evening, but it can be earlier if you like.)

Date: 2017-02-02 01:01 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (More than meets the eye)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
"That's a very important book," Sunny said when she saw what he was reading. Of all the hobbies to take up, she hadn't really expected Winter to be a reader. It required so much sitting still and concentrating that it didn't seem like anything he'd gravitate towards.

Faizel may be disappointed that Winter wouldn't go to university, and nonfiction was probably out of the question, but damned if she wouldn't be pleased that he was reading actual literature.

She didn't even sit down just yet, just in case Winter would rather read.

Date: 2017-02-02 01:27 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Deceptively girly)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
"Mmm..." Sunny took that as sign enough that company was welcome, and she took a seat at the table. "I could answer that, but it would spoil things. I'm glad you like it, though. Scout seems like a good character for you."

Date: 2017-02-02 02:38 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Natural)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
"I like Scout a lot," Sunny admitted with a little smile. "She's spunky. Have you read far enough for them to mention Boo Radley yet?"

Date: 2017-02-02 03:13 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Ghost)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
"You are more focused today," Sunny admitted, her brows drawing down in a little thoughtful frown as she considered this information. "Though in all honesty, I don't know what that means. The last time you got taller all of a sudden it wasn't the best thing, but..."

Her frown deepened, but it looked rather more like a pout. "Stand up a moment."

Date: 2017-02-02 03:52 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Beyond the pale)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
Sunny stood up as well. And realized immediately that without making any adjustments at all, she was looking Winter right in the eye.

In fact he might--might--be a fraction taller than she was. "Dammit!"

Date: 2017-02-02 04:14 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Deceptively girly)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
Sunny pouted, reached over, and flicked his forehead like she might do with one of her brothers.

Date: 2017-02-02 04:25 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Two cultures)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
The little tug on one of her braids was really probably gentler than she'd been, and Sunny smiled in spite of herself. "You're dressed more sedately today, too," she noted as she sat back down.

Date: 2017-02-02 05:01 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Leopard Person)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
"You look really good," Sunny agreed. She actually liked it a lot. But she found herself experiencing a pang of loss for the little pixie with his ridiculous colors and teddy bear. "You're sure everything's all right? Nothing's... changed?"

Date: 2017-02-02 05:31 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Have to go through me)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
Sunny nodded. "I only ask because the last time you had a growth spurt, things... weren't going well," was what she settled on.

Date: 2017-02-02 05:43 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Thoughtful)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
"Not hurting is a good sign." Sunny's voice was confident, but gentle. "Not feeling cruel, too."

Date: 2017-02-02 05:54 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Pensive)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
Sunny pulled a face briefly at the mere mention of Willy Silver. But when she commented, it wasn't about the Seelie prince. "I know. I'm afraid that there's darkness in me, too."

It was the sort of thing that she wouldn't have admitted to him maybe even the last time she'd see him. But...

Date: 2017-02-02 06:03 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Sleep)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
"That guy totally deserved it, but that's not what I mean," Sunny assured him, looking down at her hands folded on the table. "But of course I'd do that for you."

Date: 2017-02-02 06:20 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (More than meets the eye)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
Sunny smiled lopsidedly. "I love you, too." Her gaze lifted to meet his. "You remember the time I told you I'd kick the shit out of anybody who said you weren't a good pixie? Still stands."

Date: 2017-02-02 07:25 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Strut)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
"Philip is practically perfect in every way," Sunny said as she lifted her chin. "He doesn't need to be larger."

Date: 2017-02-03 12:52 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Grin)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
Sunny snorted. "Maybe we need to put him on a diet."

Date: 2017-02-03 02:01 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Strut)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
"I'll just have to get him dancing more, then," Sunny sighed as though this put a great burden on her shoulders. "He's learning to love Afrobeat music."

Date: 2017-02-03 02:13 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Fresh)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
"I think he's going out in a blaze of gluttonous glory no matter what else we do," Sunny giggled, "But we can at least keep him from getting too fat to fly."

Date: 2017-02-03 02:23 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
"You're going to spoil him," Sunny admonished, but she was smiling as she said it.

Date: 2017-02-03 02:35 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Ghost)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
"Mm..." Sunny did have to agree on that point, and she couldn't even talk to Philip. Not the way Winter did. Sometimes she spoke to him in Igbo just so neither of them could understand the other, but she had something of the comfort of speaking one of her home languages. "He's a sweet little bastard."

Date: 2017-02-04 07:42 pm (UTC)
akatawitch: (Grin)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
"Though I can't understand a thing he says, so for all I know he's cussing me out and judging my decor," Sunny quipped, her eyes bright with amusement.

Date: 2017-02-04 09:39 pm (UTC)
akatawitch: (Eyebrow)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
There was something Sunny had wondered idly on and off, but had never really had an opportunity to ask at the times that it crossed her mind. But it did now, and Winter was here, so, "Does he tell you things about me?"

Date: 2017-02-05 01:56 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Smile)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
Sunny of course had no way of knowing if that was true exactly, but if there was one thing she could count on it was that Winter couldn't lie very well. At all. She sighed. "Yeah, you're right, it is hard not to want to spoil him."

Date: 2017-02-05 05:37 am (UTC)
akatawitch: (Strut)
From: [personal profile] akatawitch
"A ball, maybe," Sunny mused. "Something that will keep him moving."


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