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Kay Eaton ([personal profile] kayeaton) wrote2011-06-18 03:05 pm

fourth draft || [action/voice]

[Kay feels like she's getting over a hangover. Maybe it's all the pie. And the cake, and the meatloaf, and the three attempts at gelatin molds, none of which set correctly--because turning into Little Susie Homemaker still doesn't make her at all skilled in recipes she didn't start learning to make when she was eight and nine years old.

Alternatively, it could be the nips at the sherry she'd been taking all week. Even with a personality change, a life of constant housework is hard for her to swallow.

So today she's walking around town in pedal-pushers, cotton blouse, and sandals today instead pounds of crinoline underneath a skirt. (Being a perfect housewife means sweating a lot. Much as she enjoys dressing up, those were closer to evenings-out outfits than anything, and she put them on every. single. morning.)

She's out mostly to enjoy the fact that she doesn't feel any kind of nagging desire to clean, cook, or otherwise make life more pleasant for the hard-working fellows around her, but she's poking into shops when something catches her eye. Today is a particularly good day for that, it turns out, and characters can meet her wherever in town, before or after she's recovered her typewriter and a few pieces of her jewelry from home.]


I've got a sewing machine and three and a half pies left over from this week if anyone wants them. I don't think I want to look at a kitchen ever again. [She sounds a little tired and not nearly as perky as she has over the last week.] I was about ready to throw out my notes and turn the study into a sewing room--completely out of my mind, I tell you.

It wasn't too bad, though. I wouldn't mind seeing a few more of these experiments--it's kind of interesting to take stock afterward.

Anyway, my typewriter showed up in a shop today. Good thing I didn't see it earlier--in that state, I'd probably have left it there. [It's said dryly, but there's some humour there. Also, she's genuinely excited to type again, you guys; it's been pages upon pages of handwritten drafts.] Although I probably would've had the sense to take my jewelry box, at least.

[And then, fifteen minutes later, sounding just a little beleaguered:]

Never mind, pies and sewing machine are spoken for.

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[identity profile] ohmykethe.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 08:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[From across the room:] ...We're keeping the pies. And the machine. I can find a use for 'em.

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[identity profile] poorneedyand.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[Kay shrugs. She may or may not be slumped in a chair, entirely tempted to put a newspaper over her face and sleep off the remaining sugar intake.] If you want 'em, they're yours.

...Do you even know how to use a sewing machine?

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[identity profile] ohmykethe.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[Pause.] Can't be too hard, can it?

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[identity profile] poorneedyand.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll show you how it works tomorrow, if you like. In the meanwhile, if you move it into your room, it's yours.

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[identity profile] ohmykethe.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
[Mildmay takes this as a victory, and stands, hefting the sewing machine up into his arms and walking slowly to his room.] Thank you kindly. [He seems-- not happy, but at least grimly satisfied with his haul.]

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[identity profile] slatebreaker.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[ ever so glad to have regained her imaginative ways, miss anne shirley is poking about the shops with an edge of unbridled glee. far too long had she been cooped up in the house -- proclaiming to be BORED, of all things! why, how could any soul be bored in a place so beautiful and diverse as this?

she is fawning over a sweetly decorated tea set when she manages to back bodily into a stranger. ]
O-oh! My goodness, me. I must apologize. [ she whirls about in a fit of skirts and freed red hair. ] Marilla does say that I am too uncoordinated by far and I never thought to believe her until I arrived here and -- ah, there I was, bumping into everyone.

[identity profile] poorneedyand.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 08:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, it's all ri--[For a moment, Anne's just a random redhead who accidentally knocked into Kay while she was looking at silverware. Then, at mention of the name 'Marilla,' Kay can see it. Hey there, fond childhood character, Kay wants some confirmation of your identity.] You're Anne Shirley, aren't you?

[identity profile] slatebreaker.livejournal.com 2011-06-19 03:03 pm (UTC)(link)
...Yes. With an e. [ this she offers as curt and precocious confirmation, folding her hands gently in front of her. ]

[identity profile] poorneedyand.livejournal.com 2011-06-19 03:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm Kay--Kay Eaton, we talked over the books once or twice. [And she offers her hand to shake, looking quite cheerful about the whole thing.] It's nice to meet you in person.

[identity profile] intangible-girl.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Not a fun week?

[It actually doesn't sound like your week was that bad, and Ingrid would really like to hear something even vaguely cheerful right now.]

[identity profile] poorneedyand.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I spent the whole week playing house. It wasn't exactly my idea of a vacation.

...It was interesting, though. Not the--you know, the actual baking and cleaning, but the fact that it happened.

So how was yours?

[identity profile] intangible-girl.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Fairly normal. As far as I'm aware I wasn't affected.

How did it feel, not being yourself?

[identity profile] poorneedyand.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah? That's too bad.

It felt like being myself, until I came out of it. Now it doesn't feel like it was me at all.

[identity profile] thedicearecast.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 10:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Interesting?

[Amelia isn't quite so at ease with how her bout as a shy, easily intimidated, helpless woman turned out.]

You got off easy if you can still call it that.

[identity profile] poorneedyand.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 10:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe.

[It wasn't great--in some respects, it was far more unpleasant for her than she's willing to admit to anyone--but half a day's distance has been enough to give it the cast of a particularly strange dream, the sort that turn into stories if given enough thought.]

I think I'd still find it interesting even if I'd done something other than cook and clean all day. Did you have a rough time of it?

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[identity profile] thedicearecast.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 10:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Say that when they have you dating someone who killed one of your friends.

[Which is about as much as Amelia's going to say on that, but it's still enough for her to put up a filter. All the recent run ins with Legato has her cautious.]

Isn't it bad enough that they keep changing people at all? [Not that the Malnosso don't find ways to make it worse, but even that much leaves a bad taste in Amelia's mouth.]

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[identity profile] poorneedyand.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[It's a bit longer before she replies again this time than last time.] That doesn't exactly sound like a walk in the park. Sorry to hear it.

If we change back eventually, I don't mind. [And here they are, after all, if memory can be believed at all at this point.] It's good for inspiration, either way.

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[identity profile] rarewear.livejournal.com 2011-06-18 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh shoot, I could've used another sewing machine! [A sigh.] I hope it's found a good home.

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[identity profile] poorneedyand.livejournal.com 2011-06-19 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
[Kay's first thought is to wonder how a creature without hands might run a sewing machine. Her second is that she probably shouldn't laugh at a pony, especially not when she sounds so earnest.]

If I'd known, I'd have smuggled it out to you. Afraid the roommate got to it first.

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[identity profile] rarewear.livejournal.com 2011-06-19 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
[Rarity is terribly earnest about fashion.]

Well, there's always next time. Does your roommate sew?

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[identity profile] poorneedyand.livejournal.com 2011-06-19 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
He mends, more like. I don't know if he's ever made anything.
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[identity profile] tehoniongirl.livejournal.com 2011-06-19 01:21 am (UTC)(link)
[it's hard to pinpoint exactly how she'd been affected. Other than happy. Either way, she couldn't really complain when she knew how crazy this place could get]

They can be a bit disturbing, though this one seemed a bit more on the harmless side, at least.

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[identity profile] poorneedyand.livejournal.com 2011-06-19 02:05 am (UTC)(link)
...That's the sense I'm getting.

[But really, how bad could it be? Lovecraftian horror still holds a special place in her heart, after all; it's difficult to imagine that it'd really be so bad to see something a little less tame.]

Were you, ah, part of it?
ext_934189: (Arch)

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[identity profile] tehoniongirl.livejournal.com 2011-06-19 09:08 am (UTC)(link)
I was. Though this was a strange one. I spent most of the week feeling like I'd ingested way too much sugar.

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[identity profile] poorneedyand.livejournal.com 2011-06-19 03:18 pm (UTC)(link)
You did seem awfully perky. [Interesting. And what if it had been a matter of drugging a populace into cheerfulness by the presence of some kind of--something magical, hmmm. Kay's mind has been zooming along this kind of track all afternoon.] I suppose trying to stuff you full of pie didn't help any.

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