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What's New, Pussycat?

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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Millicent Bulstrode » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:41 pm

Her expression flattened out, and in a slightly menacing tone said, "Excuse me?"

Because, as Claudia had discovered earlier, adding no offence after an insult in no way made it less insulting.
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Caleb Walker » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:32 pm

"It's not you," Caleb waved his hand as if dispelling voodoo spirits from the air. "I think I'm cursed. She can explain it."

He jabbed a finger at Claudia's direction.
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Millicent Bulstrode » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:04 pm

She'd wheeled over the L-shaped table on which rested a silver tray with several vials of potion, bandages, and tools like tweezers and scissors. It clipped in close to the bed, resting over Caleb's shins.

At his suggestion, she glanced at Claudia.
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Claudia Ohanian » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:05 pm

"We think he might be cursed with blonde women," Claudia explained, tactfully not mentioning his ex. "This is the second time he's ended up in here because of me."
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Millicent Bulstrode » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:10 pm

Millie's eyes narrowed to a squint, and she turned back to Caleb and asked flatly, "Did the possibility she just doesn't like you ever cross your mind?"

At that point, the table top dropped loose off its apparently well-secured stand. Several pounds of solid plywood smacked down onto Caleb's burned legs, and the tray flew into the air, sending potions and bandages scattering. The tweezers hit him hard in one eye, whilst the scissors did a little flip upwards and landed blade-first embedded in his thigh mere inches from his groin.
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Caleb Walker » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:04 pm

Luckily for Caleb, he had taken a pain potion already, so while each of those impacts stung, the pain was more muted than it otherwise would've been.

The table on his legs, scissors embedded in his thigh, covering his reddened eye with one hand, Caleb just laid there and emitted the long, deflating groan of someone who doesn't even know why they're still alive.
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Claudia Ohanian » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:44 pm

Claudia slapped a hand over her mouth, partly to stop herself laughing, but also slightly out of anxiety >.>

"...Um, maybe send a guy in," she told Millie, who looked shellshocked. "Just to be on the safe side."
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Millicent Bulstrode » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:49 pm

Millie clutched her temple as if fending off a headache. It was physically painful to leave a patient in such a state, but then it would be even more physically painful to him if she tried to fix it.

"I'll get Ryker," she grumbled, and made a wide circuit of his bed until she was safely at the door.
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Claudia Ohanian » Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:09 pm

After the healer had disappeared, Claudia slipped her feet into her shoes and gathered up her wand. Her stings had gone down from a combination of healing potion and anti-inflammatory. They still itched, but she figured some witchhazel would fix that.

"I'll go follow up on that cursebreaker," she told Caleb, remaining a safe distance from his bed. "It's probably best we stick to memos until they can take care of that whole..." she waved a hand in a vague manner that could indicate bad life choices. "I'm a little concerned the third time might end in manslaughter."
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Caleb Walker » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:08 pm

"Yeah," he said slowly. "Let's take a raincheck."

Forever maybe.
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Claudia Ohanian » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:22 pm

After Claudia vanished (not least to go and laugh herself nauseous in the corridor, because poor Caleb but that was hilarious), Gage came in to finally fix him up. Luckily, there were no more shenanigans, and he was cleared to leave in less than an hour.

There was a memo hovering outside his office door when he got back, which read:

Level 3, office 6A tomorrow at 11am.
Bring a picture of your ex, or something that used to belong to her.

- C
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Caleb Walker » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:55 pm

Because Caleb was a big important man person, they had given him some of the good stuff, which meant his recovery had significantly sped along. The next day, the swelling was down to what looked like a case of teenage acne, and he was taking some diluted pain potions to manage the lingered discomfort. He had had to move around a meeting a bit, but he arrived at the room with a battered Radiohead CD in hand.
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Hakim Al-Qasimi » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:11 pm

The sign on the door read: M. H. Al-Qasimi

When a man's voice summoned him inside, the door opened into an office that would be considered almost unspeakably gaudy for Britain. Gold and red were the standout colours, with oversized furniture that would've looked more at home in the royal suite of the Burj Al Arab than the Ministry. One wall was covered by a rustic-looking painting of dhows at sail; on the other, a pair of long, thin ceremonial scimitars were mounted above a Kuwaiti flag. In the corner, a hooded falcon snoozed on a perch near a rolled-up green prayer mat shot through with silver thread.

Although there was the standard office setup of a desk with two guest chairs in front of it, there was additional seating area that dominated the centre of the room: thick cushions set either side of a low table on which a shallow glazed bowl and a bukhoor burner had been assembled in readiness for the upcoming ceremony.

Hakim rose from behind his desk and moved to greet Caleb. Like his office, he was dressed to stand out, though in this case it was in a blinding white thobe and ghutra. "Good morning, Mr. Walker," he said warmly, holding out an impeccably manicured hand. They had almost certainly seen one another in passing - neither was easy to miss - but he'd not been a Ministry employee for very long.
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Caleb Walker » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:28 pm

"Good morning," Caleb returned, shaking his hand. He could've definitely stood to use more hand lotion. His eyes scanned the extravagance of the surroundings without comment or judgement showing on his face. "I assume Claudia's told you all about my problem?"
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Hakim Al-Qasimi » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:30 pm

"Yes...it's an unusually specific curse," Hakim noted. "But with such a deeply personal set of specifications coded into it, that should make removing it somewhat easier. Please -" he indicated one of the floor chairs. "Did you bring a focus item?"
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Caleb Walker » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:26 pm

"Yeah. Right here." Caleb waggled the Radiohead CD case at him, the contents jiggling around inside in a way that indicated it was probably scratched to hell and back. Somewhat awkwardly, as if he'd been given a kiddie chair to sit in, he hunkered down and sat in the offered chair.
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Hakim Al-Qasimi » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:59 pm

Hakim, meanwhile, folded himself down onto the opposite cushion with the kind of grace only ever present in slighter men. If he thought anything of the choice of item, it didn't show; he'd probably had stranger things proffered in the process.

Lifting the central section of the burner, he lit the charcoal with a poke of his wand, before turning to the central bowl. At a murmur in Arabic, it began to fill with thick grains of black salt. "Do you know much about the cursebreaking process?" he asked Caleb as he laid out a long, silver knife on a white linen napkin next to the bowl. There was also a small, leather-bound book on Hakim's side of the table, which had a gold trim but no visible title.
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Re: What's New, Pussycat?

Postby Caleb Walker » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:55 pm

"Er, yeah. This isn't my first rodeo." Presumably, as both head of MLE and having awful taste in women (and being an asshole in general), he had been cursed several times before.
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