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Facts Are Like Cows

Nereid walked slowly down Marigold Lane and up the front path of the house. The air was sweet with early summer blossoms. All around her, spring had erupted into vivid yellows and purples and reds, the grass turned lush, and the leaves darkening on tree branches. The sun was warm on her hair, but her face was turned down, watching her feet move over the flagstones, then onto the porch, then across the threshold.

She mounted the stairs as silently as she could, straining her ears to hear the least noise on the upper landings. Thus, she could hear the soaring strains of the Fat Lady, hitting some impossible high note, and she sighed.

She leaned her forehead against Simon's door, listening to him attempting to sing along with the Fat Lady. His voice came closer to the door, then faded farther away, a sure sign that he was dancing.

Finally, at a break between songs, she straightened up and knocked on the door.

Simon swung the door open wide and stood there, grinning madly, a dustmop in his hands. He was wearing a white t-shirt and his favorite rocketship boxers.

As the first phrases of the next song on the CD began, Simon's grin faded and his brows furrowed. "Pacifica?" he said. "Are you all right?"

Nereid tried to smile, but her mouth was trembling so hard that the effort crumbled immediately. "Simon," she said, her voice cracking, "I've missed my period."


Note from the Author:

First short episode of the week! And for some of you, this isn't much of a surprise. While the quote is, "Facts are like cows, if you stare them in the face hard enough they generally run away," in my experience (mostly anecdotes from friends), cows are just as likely to charge you, or possibly eat your mitten.

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Date: 2012-01-09 01:23 pm (UTC)
the_rck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_rck
Poor Nereid! Now she's got a tough decision to make (If it was going to be an easy decision, she wouldn't be pulling Simon in).

Thanks for writing!

Date: 2012-01-09 07:47 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
She does have a tough decision. I think she really just couldn't face it alone.


Date: 2012-01-09 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Holy Sh!t!!!!

Re: WoW

Date: 2012-01-09 07:48 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
Yes, that's about Simon's reaction, methinks. :)

Date: 2012-01-09 05:40 pm (UTC)
akycha: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akycha
Oh, Pacifica. And you didn't even think of this before, you poor innocent who is totally ignorant of the Tam Lin story (and didn't think to look it up on the Interwebs: DigiTrad/MudCat's been around for longer than you've been alive, I bet).

Date: 2012-01-09 06:22 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
Maybe the Equestrian will show up at midnight on All Hallows, and EAT HIM.

Date: 2012-01-09 07:48 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
He'd taste bad...

Date: 2012-01-09 08:30 pm (UTC)
yyzeff: (Miho)
From: [personal profile] yyzeff
Maybe Equestrian can summon some sort of horrible thingie which will eat him and not mind the taste.

Date: 2012-01-09 07:48 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
Possibly she looked it up and thought, "Aw, no, not ME."

Date: 2012-01-09 06:21 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore

....and there's a little something-something for the Simon fans. Aww yeah.

Date: 2012-01-09 07:49 pm (UTC)
heavenscalyx: (Default)
From: [personal profile] heavenscalyx
I thought you'd like the Simon fanservice. :)

Date: 2012-01-10 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] interleaper.livejournal.com
Thankfully, nowadays we have better than herbs to "twine the babe from thee". Although access can be difficult, and expensive. I imagine Wonder City has better access than most places, but it probably also has an anti-choice supervillain.

I hope I'm right in thinking that Aloysius' unmasking has stripped him of his continued ability to "use the story"? Pacifica isn't about to snuggle him through a series of nasty polymorphs at this point, surely...

Date: 2012-01-29 02:00 am (UTC)
the_leaky_pen: (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_leaky_pen
Well a lot of the stuff we use nowadays is basically more attractively packaged herbs, though we "twine the babe" with other methods as well.

I hope you're right, too.

*all of the hugs for Pacifica and Simon*

Date: 2013-10-02 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I HATE YOU pacifica is like my favorite character and you're ruining her...
Shipping pacifica/sophie


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