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The Estate, Sidra, Glacia, Monday Evening (Fandom Time)
Another day, another stupid Court function that Karla had to deal with. She wasn't even sure what this one was for; Lord Mallory was under strict instructions not to tell her unless it was for something important. Otherwise, he had to deal with her scandalized, "We're having a function for this?!?!" and no one--least of all Lord Mallory--wanted to deal with that.

Tonight, however, Karla found she minded Court shenanigans far less than usual. She was wearing a rather severe black gown, very different from her usual attire, but perfect for showing off her latest accessory. Jono might not appreciate being worn around her neck like a boa, but she hadn't appreciated spending all day with a headache and an upset stomach the day he'd turned into a snake and bitten her.

As a precaution, she'd milked his fangs that afternoon before getting ready. She couldn't guarantee he wasn't going to bite anyone (and didn't actually want to), but she wasn't going to let him accidentally kill someone either. Because that would be a right pain in the ass to deal with.

Her Fandom friends all got a picture text that said Me and a snakey selfie. Lookit his grumpy little face! Can you guess who? before she headed down to mingle. Because destroying Jono's dignity one snapchat at a time was pretty much her life's work.

[For Glacia residents and anyone who got a snapchat]

not_a_parakeet

2014-06-09 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

"You know he's going to kill you in your sleep the moment he's got hands to hold a pillow with, right?"

Yeah, Warren's phone had just gone ding. Right there, at the function. A lot of people had given him confused looks. Particularly when he pulled the little glowing rectangle from his pocket, taken a look at it, and then started laughing.

Because, really, Jono was a very miserable looking little snake. Particularly after having his fangs milked.

glacial_queen

2014-06-09 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Pfft," Karla said, sliding her hand through Warren's arm. Around her neck, Jono hissed grumpily and shifted ever so slightly. "He loves having his picture taken. You can tell. Look at his happy little face!"

Snakey-Jono did not look happy. He looked somewhere between aggravated and resigned.

not_a_parakeet

2014-06-09 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

"I think I've looked less miserable while molting," Warren replied, giving Jono a critical sort of look. Jono, in reply, reared his little head back to show off his teeth. "... But that is kind of adorable."

Bring it, Jono. Warren had just gotten over the worst case of poison ivy in the history of Kaeleer, his healing factor was back up and running properly, and he could handle a little snake venom.

glacial_queen

2014-06-09 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, no one had to worry about snake venom tonight. You're welcome, everyone else. Karla had your back.

Stroking Jono's head with her finger, Karla graciously nodded to various greetings, ever amused by the expressions of the aristos when they first caught sight of her unusual accessory and then when they realized that it was moving.

"He wanted to be here," Karla lied outrageously. "As a member of the First Circle, he thought it was his duty to accompany us tonight. Isn't that right, Jono?"

not_a_parakeet

2014-06-09 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

"I suppose there's a first for everything." Warren was grinning a little as he said that, so it was entirely possible that he wasn't being serious. Maybe.

If you squinted.

"Really, he should have turned into a snake much sooner. Maybe we would have been able to get him to attend all of the other functions that the First Circle is supposed to appear at, too."

Jono was so going to bite Warren's ass the moment the opportunity presented itself.

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justwantsquiet

2014-06-09 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

that is quite a fashion statement. very britney spears of you. i'm assuming it's not warren?

Look, Sookie had a limited pool of people to choose from here. Some suspects were less likely than others, and Warren had not ever especially screamed 'snake' to her.

glacial_queen

2014-06-09 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Noooo. Warren generally turns into something with feathers!

Go figure.

Wanna guess again? Think grumpier.


justwantsquiet

2014-06-09 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

And Raven turned into a...raven, so that was out.

how grumpy? like, grumpiest person i know grumpy?

Because in that case she had an idea.

glacial_queen

2014-06-09 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

"I had to milk his fangs so he wouldn't cause anyone permanent harm WHEN he bites someone" grumpy.

And since it wan't Karla, that really only left one likely possibility.

justwantsquiet

2014-06-09 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

jono makes a surprisingly adorable snake. who knew?

Ding ding ding!

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icecoldfrost

2014-06-10 12:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Do I want to know? was Emma's reply, as she held her phone under her desk, typing off a reply in the middle of one of her classes. Not that she was alone in her use of social media; half the class was doing the same thing at any given time.

glacial_queen

2014-06-10 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Isn't Jono pretty? she sent, not even bothering to hide her phone usage. No one here understood what she was doing anyway.

icecoldfrost

2014-06-10 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)

Jono is always very pretty. Is there a reason you haven't put a top hat on him yet?

Sorry-not-sorry, Jono.

Less than two seconds later, Karla's phone would ping again. This time with two links:

I think he'd be quite dapper: http://youtu.be/E6GKOz1Rx4s http://jezebel.com/these-teeny-tiny-snakes-in-top-hats-are-extremely-dappe-1441782974

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glacial_queen

2014-06-10 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)

The socks are because it's mid-fall already. He's too tiny and cold-blooded to allow him to wander around without something warm.

That wasn't stopping her from showing Jono the links. Because him in a top hat and a monocle would be the absolute cutest.

Jon looks intrigued!

icecoldfrost

2014-06-10 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)

No he's not, he's plotting vengeance. Because Emma had met Jono, thanks, and knew how much he was the Original Grumpy Cat. Watch out, or he'll shed his skin in your bed.

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never_dull

2014-06-10 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal's text in return was succinct:

Should you require sanctuary when Jono is once more himself, I have a very nice house.

glacial_queen

2014-06-10 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)

I think Jono might need sanctuary more than I will. I'm having a ball, she sent, along with a picture of Jono in thick woolly sock.

It's winter here, so he has to stay warm!

never_dull

2014-06-10 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal may have snickered at that picture; luckily nobody was around to see.

You like to live dangerously, I see. I approve.

glacial_queen

2014-06-10 03:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Jono needs whimsy in his life, Karla explained cheerfully. It's how he knows he's loved. Plus, it's fun to hear him sputter telepathically.

Best role-model right here.

never_dull

2014-06-10 03:06 am (UTC) (Link)

He still has his powers as a snake? I had wondered.

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blondecanary

2014-06-10 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Dinah was snickering as she texted back, Warren would have wings, Raven would have wings... So by process of elimination--

Poor, poor Jono.

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glacial_queen

2014-06-10 03:03 am (UTC) (Link)

His bright smile and cheerful demeanor didn't give it away?

blondecanary

2014-06-10 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)

That was the other tip-off. Dinah grinned, thumbs flying over her phone. When did this happen?

glacial_queen

2014-06-10 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Few days ago. He came by after his class ended, started bitching about the weather, and turned into a colorful little baby!

blondecanary

2014-06-10 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)

D'aaaww. Must've needed a break. You know he would've tried to work in Glacia if he weren't a reptile at the moment. Dinah snickered, unable to help herself. How's the Circle handling it? Him? The situation?

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