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Leda's Grandmother had come to visit for the Solstice, despite worries that the journey from the family homestead would be dangerous. Now she and Leda were having a bit of tea before she returned.

Leda's Grandmother was gifted with the insight to guess what others were thinking, regardless of mental shields. Therefore she knew that the girl was pondering how her Grandmother looked actually younger than her mother.

"It's the stress." she told the girl. "I was never Queen you see. We were always on good terms with the royal family, but it wasn't until your mother married the crown prince that we became 'royals'."

Leda winced. "Great. She was Queen in peace time even. I'll probably wind up looking like some hag."

Her Grandmother glanced pointedly at the cup of coffee that Leda was nursing. "If you insist on drinking that swill instead of tea."

They both smirked, looking remarkably similar. "And I don't know that you could truly call it peace time." she continued. "Corwyn was always scheming. The return of the human world brought it to a head though. That's when he truly started down the road he is on now. And that's when the strain began to show on your parents. The schemes became more dangerous, some of them even deadly. They lost friends to more than a few. Eventually it got so bad they fled, and well, you know the rest."

Leda sighed and put down her coffee. It was getting cold anyway. She opened her mouth to speak, but again, her Grandmother knew what she was thinking.

"They would both be proud of you. Even before the war you were doing remarkable things. Making friends with the Dragons and the Merfolk, opening embassies in Mortal cities. I know you did not want this job. That you still don't. I hope one day you are able to set the burden aside, but you are a wonderful Queen my dear. From the way you're handling the situation with Corwyn, to your return during our darkest, most hopeless hour." Finally she shook her head.

"But enough of such heavy talk. Tell me more about how the mortal world has changed. I haven't seen it since I was a girl and that was a very long time by their standards."
anarchist_queen: (yay!)
One second the Void was creeping up on her, eating away at the world around her, leaving her with only this former mortal enemy for company, and the next...everything was back.

She stared at Stormy Waves for a moment, who was looking very confused. Even more so when she let out a joyful yell, kissed him, and then whooped, grabbed her scrying mirror and ran off.

"What just happened?" he asked.

Leda meanwhile called all her friends. She panned the mirror around from her perch at the highest balcony in the palace.

"Look!! Looklooklooklook! It's back! It's all back and I'm alive and everyone here thinks I'm either nuts or have had waaaaaaaay too much chocolate! Now we must party!"

[Momo, Karla, Jon, James. You knows who you is.]
anarchist_queen: (suspicious)
The portal dropped Leda off seemingly as easy as ever, despite the difficulties portalocity was having.

The minute she arrived, she placed calls to her friends. She'd been able to get no info from outside Faerie save the PR messages from Portalocity. Hopefully someone here would be able to help her.

She'd suspected Corwyn had been responsible for the Dragons vanishing. Until he vanished too.

[Leda is back to see what's what. Post is open.]
anarchist_queen: (sad)
Leda sat on the edge of the roof looking out at the town spread out before and below her. Tonight she really felt the difference between Fandom and Bordertown.

Once Upon a time... )

She missed Bordertown. )

She wished Crystaviel were here.

Leda rose slowly and stood on the edge. If you didn't look down, and just looked out at the island, you could almost feel like you were floating in mid air.

[Flashback, and emo link drop. Open if you feel like dealing with Emo Elf. That sounds like a weird superhero.]
anarchist_queen: (yay!)
Due to the unusual things that Bordertown could do to advanced technology and magic, portalocity could only get visitors to the train station. There they could take the Bordertown Express. The Bordertown Express was a steam locomotive with five cars. It looked old timey and awesome. It would then go through Southside Bordertown and deposit them at the bus/train depot which was about at the border (no pun intended) of Southside and Northern B-Town. There they would find an excited Leda waiting for them.

[Here is day one of the Bordertown Trip. This post and the trip are open to all who wish to participate. Please wait for OCD is up.]
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Dear Mom and Dad, translated from Elvish

So, I learned how to fly recently. It was more tiring than I'd have thought. See magic on this island works as well as it does in Faery. I'm also learning to swim. Which was about as exhausting as I'd expected.:) The students here continue to be friendly, and helpful. Oh and classes are going well.



Dear Wiseguy,

First up, thanks again for coming to parents weekend! It was so cool to see you! Even though you couldn't meet more of my friends. I really wanted Karla to meet you especially. As for Karla and I, things seem to be in a bit of a holding pattern there.

Things here continue to go well. So many cool kids! None of whom have a problem with Elves. Hell some are all about it.

So, I don't want you to freak, but I've started learning how to use a gun. Don't worry I'm not gonna bring one back with me. We all know that would be beyond stupid. It's all just part of the Fandom experience. Like freaking out the newbies.

What did you do for Halloween? Did you dress up or did you and your baby daddy (I'm learning new ghetto slang!) just hand out candy?



Dear Crystaviel, also translated from Elvish

I cannot believe my parents sent you to check up on me. I do hope your report was favorable. Not a lot has happened since your visit. Just hanging out with my friends and learning human foibles. Though I did experience an odd human phenomenon. A renaissance festival. Oh yeah and of course spring break at a place called Kellermans.
anarchist_queen: (ouchie)
Anyone coming up to, or off the deck, may or may not notice what looked like a leg sticking out from some bushes. Investigation would reveal the prone form of Leda, barely concious, sweating, and shaking.

[For one please. Okay for broadcast.]
anarchist_queen: (vicky winters)
If Leda hadn't been so worn out from Detention, she might have been able to dodge the Gremlin that had been lying in wait. As it was, she wasn't.

My name is Valerie Autumns. From the moment I left New York, and set foot in Corinwood, the shadows of the past have loomed over me like the shadow of this great brooding home. Even the inhabitants of this strange and bizarre place hover uncertainly between amazement, confidence and fear.

Fear of the unknown, fear of the past. Fear of the future. Even fear of each other. From the young boy I've come to tutor, to the father he hates. From the mistress of the house who never leaves to the grounds keeper who's loyalty borders on the sinister. From the man who has returned, possibly with ulterior motives, to the girl who I have come to care for more than I ever thought possible.

The shadow of Corinwood even falls over the town below. It falls over the artist living in fear of his secrets. It falls over his daughter who cares for him and worries. It falls over the young man who just wants a future with his girl.

And now all I can do is try my best to make sense of it all. And try not to let their secrets and their deception deter me from my own search for the truth. I can't let the fear and darkness over come me, or I will become like them. Like everyone has warned me.


[Door and post are open. Leda has become Victoria Winters from the original Dark Shadows.]

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