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Fortune & Romance - Interlude VII

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Warning: Bawdy innuendo, faux-Shakespearian dialect



wolves

wolf

Fairies had two origin stories. Many believed they were cast out by the Watcher, cursed to wander for eternity in two earthly bodies, marked on the ears as a warning sign to humans.

fox

Most fairies themselves were of the opinion they had willingly left, choosing free will over divine power, taking on immortal bodies so that they’d never be subject to the Watcher’s will again.

deer

No one remembered which was actually true.

wolf silo

pounce

tackle

form

transform

“You are too wild, cousin.”

“I’m sure your Oberon doesn’t think so.”

titania

“Cousins” was only an approximation of Jennicor and Titania’s relationship; fairy families were rarely deep and wide enough to have cousins in the mortal way. But in a poetic sense, they were both daughters of “titans”, descendants of the Earth and Sky, and in a taxonomic sense, both members of the family Canidae.

fire start

touch

“You can touch them if you’d like.”

hmmm

“Pardon?”

“My pack. They’re quite gentle once soothed by a silver song.” She smiled, baring the canines she kept even in her humanlike form. “They’ll not eat you unless I should ask it of them.”

pack

“We’re not here for games, Jennicor,” said Titania. “We seek your help.”

fire

Stories remembered this humble pair as royalty, but those were tales of what had been or would be. Though fairies were not subject to age or Death, they were still subject to time and change. Sometimes a few centuries of exile was the best cure for boredom.

fire 2

“What can I do for you that your fairy council cannot?”

“We’re here on behalf of our council.” He spoke in a perfect mimicry of the local dialect, which Jennicor had never bothered to keep up with. “We’re searching for a mortal who has shielded himself from my lady’s visions. One who may be a threat to our kind.”

“I should guess a dark warlock and his coven of followers?”

Titania shook her head. “One man. Fully human.”

“But he is a man of science.

laugh

Oberon struggled to be heard over her laughter. “Do not underestimate them. You’ve seen what the Industrial Age has wrought!”

“Oh indeed. Have they really learned to fly without pixie dust? Perhaps in another millenium they’ll touch the stars!”

laugh cry

“Well, I for one marvel at what they’ve accomplished without magic. Let’s not forget it was humans who invented the wheel.”

This was met with a groan from Titania. “My love been pestering me about buying an ‘automobile’,” she said. “But I don’t see the point for one who can run 40 miles per hour.”

“I could enchant it to go faster.”

“Because that worked out so well with the bicycle.

automobile

Jennicor was still laughing.

“Anyway...” Oberon coughed, adjusting his monocle. “The ‘scientist’ we seek wishes to claim magic for his own. Such a thing is not possible. Even if he did succeed, the human body could not handle such power. It would be unable to control it; sooner controlled by it.”

oberon

“And you would forbid him to dream?”

“He’s attempted to abduct several of our brethren for what we can only assume are experimental purposes. He was thwarted, but he did make off with some blood and hair samples.”

“Each time escaped like a wisp of smoke upon the wind. He uses our weakness to his advantage.”

jenfire

“And so you call on me to hunt him down and bring him to justice.”

curses

Titania followed Jennicor to her feet. “None of your curses! Turning ill-tempered men into ferocious beasts never solves anything.”

“Solves more than your silly mind games!”

“All we ask, madam, is that you find his hideaway so that my lady and I may take care of the rest.”

“And what will you give me for my trouble?”

oh

“A new fiddle,” said Titania. “Enchanted wood, silver plated strings, and a bow strung with unicorn hair.”

hat

“Give me the scent.”







“I’ll have him before sunrise.”

“Be careful, cousin.”

“As careful as wisdom calls for.” She didn’t bother to wake up her pack and bid them goodbye. “‘Til morrow, proud Titania and sweet Oberon.”

farewell

distance

paws

Almost a hundred years later, she was still hunting.

Jennicor

“The girl must have instigated it; I can’t believe my brother would behave so inappropriately. In the library of all places!”

Bella Jennicor

“Did you not hear them first?”

“All I heard was giggling. I assumed somebody was reading a witty novel. And there was a certain smell in the air, but it wasn’t - I mean it just smelled like toothpaste or something.”

The scent lingered here in the bushes too, but Jennicor didn’t draw attention to it. Bella’s concern over her brother’s sex life was hardly at the forefront of her mind.

shed

stone

“Here’s the artifact you desire. I’m unable to use it myself; that realm is not for me to enter.”



“Is there something you’d like me to say to Jon?”



“Tell him… not to wait for me.”

bella sad

bow

walking

statues

closeup

captive

scientist

react

vac2

powers2

wolf3

wolfie

wolf2

rescue

out

closeup

unconcious

Sleep was the best coping mechanism for those unqualified for Death’s release.

1

2

3

studio

sink

wash hands



wash face

kiss

kiss

magic

magic

magic

1

2

“Hello, sweetheart.”

3

A/N: Another mid-chapter "interlude" getting some information out there so that the next chapter won't be so packed. Hopefully you enjoyed Titania and Oberon in their cute steampunk outfits (And Jennicor's "adventurewear").

Comments

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delonariel
Nov. 29th, 2013 04:47 pm (UTC)
This was a very exciting chapter (or interlude). Everything from the staging in the forest to the dusty shed to Jennicor's basement crypt was just beautiful. I keep going back to look at the details in the pictures.

And I can't believe you used that hat! Glad it found a purpose. :D

I keep meaning to try converting the werewolf teeth and claws from TS3 and I really regret not doing that before now if you could have used them.
skellington7d
Nov. 30th, 2013 05:00 am (UTC)
Thank you :D I actually had no idea what I was going to use for the "scent" right up until I shot those pictures. I just started scrolling through my deco and there that was!

I'm sure I could still find a use for teeth and claws in the future if you ever get around to that.
shastakiss
Nov. 29th, 2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! *standing ovation*
skellington7d
Nov. 30th, 2013 05:05 am (UTC)
Thank you! ^_^
budgie_budgie
Nov. 29th, 2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
Beautiful!
clap! clap! clap!
skellington7d
Nov. 30th, 2013 05:05 am (UTC)
Thanks! :D
hurricanetaylor
Nov. 29th, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
I loved this. Seeing some more of the fairy past and their struggles was great.

The smell of toothpaste or something made me laugh :D so did Jennicor telling Oberon that he 'could touch them if he liked'

Also I never realised before this how much of a cutie Oberon is :)
skellington7d
Dec. 1st, 2013 09:34 am (UTC)
He is, isn't he? Especially with a monocle. I like this more "nerdy" persona for him (he is a video-editing knowledge sim), hopefully I'll find a way to work him into the modern day happenings. :D

Thank you for commenting!
juliettelacoeur
Nov. 30th, 2013 12:17 am (UTC)
Amazing! (As usual!)
I loved this interlude. The pictures were beautiful. I love Jennicor, Titania, and Oberon. I cannot wait for more!
Beautifully, done.
skellington7d
Dec. 9th, 2013 04:50 am (UTC)
Re: Amazing! (As usual!)
Thank you, I'm glad you liked the character interaction. :D
shadowfell
Nov. 30th, 2013 12:44 am (UTC)
SQUEE!!!!

I mean, lovely interlude. I always look forward to more of this story. ;)
skellington7d
Dec. 9th, 2013 04:49 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for commenting! :)
grilledfortune
Nov. 30th, 2013 04:41 am (UTC)
Fantastic! I'm so excited! This interlude just makes me squirm in my seat for the next chapter. I'm a little confused on a couple parts, but that either may be me needing to reread again, or it was intentional by you. o: Either way, can't wait.

You also make me want to play the Summerdreams. <3
skellington7d
Dec. 9th, 2013 04:51 am (UTC)
What were you confused about?

Heh, I actually feel like the playing the Summerdreams now too! Thanks for commenting!
florealecat
Nov. 30th, 2013 06:18 am (UTC)
Ah, well now we now where Rainelle's wolf-friend came from..

I really enjoy your writing as well as the pictures. The work you put into the staging and the scene and the character's looks (appearance and expression) really makes this story what it is. Thank you for keeping with it for as long as you have.
skellington7d
Dec. 9th, 2013 04:52 am (UTC)
His ties to Jennicor are really important, so I thought it needed it's own little interlude!

Thank you so much for commenting! :D
himawari_oji
Nov. 30th, 2013 10:06 am (UTC)
Oberon and his monocle! Aw, he is such a cutie. Especially when Jennicor says he can 'touch them'. Lol. Jennicor is one hot huntress wolf lady!

I loved the shot where Jennicor's eyes went black when she found the scent. Very chilling!

Great interlude! I look forward to the next part. :)
skellington7d
Dec. 9th, 2013 04:56 am (UTC)
Thank you! Oberon is such a cutie. I wasn't really sure what to do with his character but the knowledge/video editing obsession made me think he could be a little geeky. I think I'll give him blue glasses in present day to match that mask he comes in.
himawari_oji
Dec. 11th, 2013 09:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, I can see him being geeky. :) The glasses would be cool!
mdpthatsme
Dec. 1st, 2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
“None of your curses! Turning ill-tempered men into ferocious beasts never solves anything.”

Jennicor, fairy maker of Werewolves, maybe???

Great UPdate! Can't wait for the next chapter XD

That little bit between Jennicor and Bella talking about Mike and Dina made me snicker. Mike's TOO innocent so it must have been Dina! HAHA!
skellington7d
Dec. 9th, 2013 05:12 am (UTC)
Yep! Well, her and "Bailey".

Thank you for commenting!
katee412
Dec. 3rd, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
Your pictures are always beautiful, this installment was no exception! I love how you convey so much about the characters and the mythology that is intertwined with this story with these incredible updates.
skellington7d
Dec. 9th, 2013 05:13 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! :D
Libertad Delgado Rodrguez
Dec. 17th, 2013 02:05 pm (UTC)
I love this story to bits!! You put so much atention to details in every photo, and I really enjoy the supernatural part of this story, so this chapter was great for me!
cookiemashing
Dec. 26th, 2013 04:40 pm (UTC)
This was awesome!didnt know what a charmer Oberon was haha,I'm seriously just on the edge of my seat waiting for the next chapter!
(Anonymous)
Mar. 17th, 2014 06:26 pm (UTC)
Will you ever continue this amazing story? I discovered it recently and can't wait for more. You're absolutely awesome, I wish I could play The Sims like you do. Thank you very much for your work and please keep on with it as soon as possible!
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