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Yorkshire in the spring, near summer, is really marvelous. Especially when the weather cooperates, which thankfully it is today. Thankfully, because if there was a combination of tulle and rain, someone would have to scrape Ace out from under the bed.
There is an explosion of blue out back, courtesy of Cora the wedding planner. There's quite a lot of fantastic food, courtesy of Annie.

There's a lot of freaking out going on upstairs, courtesy of Ace.

Nerves are normal, right?

Date: 2008-05-25 12:24 am (UTC)
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"All will be well." Lissar says calmly, "All will be well, and you will be happy."

Date: 2008-05-25 12:46 am (UTC)
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"What am I thinking? No, seriously, what am I thinking? Marriage, me, they don't mix. They don't. It'll be bad. I don't want it to be bad." She babbles, pacing in her underdress, and generally looking elegantly harried. Elegantly, because she's fairly sure Annie will kill her if she musses her hair after all the effort that went into it.

Date: 2008-05-25 12:49 am (UTC)
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"Ace?" Lissar says from her perch on the bed, "Shut up, do. You will be fine. And happy. Now stand still, I shall help you with your dress."

Date: 2008-05-25 01:14 am (UTC)
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She stands still. She's gotten good at obeying orders in the last few hours.
"But Lissar. This is big. This is huge. This is... this is a bad idea. Yes." She's muffled as she's descended upon by a pile of tulle.
"Why do we have to be married? I mean, it was fine before, right?"

Date: 2008-05-25 01:26 am (UTC)
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Lissar tugs the dress into place and says, "How should I know? My beloved is nothing like human; I cannot see us ever doing such a thing as this. Do you intend to leave him at the altar?"

Date: 2008-05-25 01:37 am (UTC)
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".... No! Of course not. I wouldn't... argh." She flails (elegantly), trying to make sense of the bundle of nerves that is suddenly... her.

Date: 2008-05-25 01:39 am (UTC)
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Lissar bites her lower lip, then takes Ace's head in her hands and leans down to kiss the other woman's forehead, "There, then. Take strength, my friend." and lets go as soon as she's done that, "You will be fine, and it will be fine, and it will be good. Cold feet is all."

Date: 2008-05-25 01:59 am (UTC)
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"Cold feet, yes. Doesn't this thing have stockings? Or. I dunno. Fuzzy slippers?"

At least she's not flailing at the moment.

Date: 2008-05-25 02:05 am (UTC)
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"I have no idea." Lissar says, shaking her head, "But I could find you some, if you wished."

Date: 2008-05-25 02:19 am (UTC)
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"No, that's a'right. Don't want t'be a bother. Just."

She sighs, almost flops on the nearest chair, recalls the massive amounts of tulle at the last moment, and fidgets instead.

"How do I not screw this up? I don't want t'screw this up."

Date: 2008-05-25 02:25 am (UTC)
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"You have yet to do so." Lissar points out with a soft smile, "You will do fine. Breathe deeply."

Date: 2008-05-25 02:30 am (UTC)
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She does so, wringing her hands. She can still do that, it won't mess anything up. Means she gets to live.

"What if I trip?"


Date: 2008-05-25 02:39 am (UTC)
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"Then you trip. It will not be the end of the world." Lissar may, just may, sound a little annoyed by this point.

Really, Ace.

Date: 2008-05-25 02:45 am (UTC)
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She (elegantly) sticks her tongue out at Lissar.

"He only plans on doin' this once, y'know. If I flail around like a dork, that's the only memory he'll have."

Date: 2008-05-25 02:48 am (UTC)
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"Do you really think that this is all that he wants? If you walked down wearing this thing," her dress is really, really ugly, "he would not care."

Date: 2008-05-25 03:03 am (UTC)
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"I do solemnly swear workin' on Cora's fashion sense will be project number one when we get back." She sighs, eying Lissar's dress. It really is that ugly. Even fairy-tale princesses can't win against butt bows.

Date: 2008-05-25 03:04 am (UTC)
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"Good." Lissar says, "And never introduce her to corsets."

Date: 2008-05-25 03:11 am (UTC)
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"Lord, no, if only for Spoon's sanity. I don't know if he can manage Cora in a corset." Annie has already been nominated for 'The Talk'. Ace doesn't think she's a very good role-model in that field.

Date: 2008-05-25 03:12 am (UTC)
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Lissar laughs. What else can you do in a situation like that?

At least the panic seems to have been broken.

Date: 2008-05-25 03:44 am (UTC)
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There's only so long Ace can panic. Eventually fifty years of training slaps her over the head and she can get her feet back under her. That way, Lissar doesn't have to.

"Right." She picks up the bouquet out of its vase, blue roses and other blue flowers (one of which being catnip, but she doesn't know it) and eyes herself sidelong in the mirror.

"There's an awful lot of tulle. Did we owe money to the tulle mafia or sommat?"

Date: 2008-05-25 03:54 am (UTC)
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"I have no idea." Lissar says, smoothing the dress gently, "But you look lovely."

Date: 2008-05-25 04:05 am (UTC)
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Ace shares a sympathetic look with her reflection. She looks like a tulle mummy, but... Cora and Annie seemed to like it, and Spoon will like anything, so. A quick look at the clock shows there isn't much time left.
"Anything left t'add? Speak now, or forever hold y'peace an' don't tell Cora."

Date: 2008-05-25 04:08 am (UTC)
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Lissar shakes her head, smiling, "No, nothing at all. Shall we go?"

Date: 2008-05-25 04:12 am (UTC)
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"Yeah. Time t'get this party on the road." She agrees, gathering up some of the material in front of her so she can walk without falling on her face.

She gives her reflection a last grin.

"See you 'round, McShane."


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