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17 May 2008 @ 11:16 pm
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It has been some time since the Mansion has seen hide or hair of Mr. Jonathan Strange. It's hard to believe that a man could possibly remain so long (three months, indeed, is quite a long time!) in a library, but if any man might possibly be capable of such a feat, it would be Strange.

Regardless, when he finally emerges, looking somewhat paler and thinner than the last time he was seen by mortal eyes (or even most immortal, presumably), to look rather lost and dazed in a brightly lamp-lit Mansion corridor, it is undeniably more than three months later than the last time he was seen by any of the building's residents.




Typist: This seems redundant. But. Open, hi-I'm-back, and anti-otp post.
 
 
 
Arabella Strangecolored_gowns on May 18th, 2008 06:20 am (UTC)
"Why, there you are," she says, as if she last saw him only a moment ago. She smiles, just a little.
Mr Jonathan Strangeironicalsmile on May 18th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)
"Arabella!" Strange stares at her as though he has never seen her before, as though, despite his instinctive cry of her name, he does not recognize her; after a moment, he shakes his head a little, and his eyes focus.

"How - how are you?"
Arabella Strangecolored_gowns on May 18th, 2008 06:31 am (UTC)
"I am well. But you look rather pale, my dear."
Mr Jonathan Strangeironicalsmile on May 18th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC)
"Too little sunlight, my love," he returns, with the ghost of his old sardonic smile. Indeed, the darkness swirls around him like an overzealous shadow, despite the lamps shining smugly on the walls.
Arabella Strangecolored_gowns on May 18th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
"But of course. I should have thought. But even so, won't you come sit a moment to get away from that library?"
Mr Jonathan Strangeironicalsmile on May 18th, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)
"I will, and gladly," and again the faint twist of an ironical smile. "I see you take it for granted that I have been in the library, then."
Arabella Strangecolored_gowns on May 18th, 2008 07:00 am (UTC)
"Am I incorrect?"
Mr Jonathan Strangeironicalsmile on May 18th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
He has to consider this for a moment, head tipped to one side, eyes on a corner of the ceiling above Arabella's head. "Oh, more or less correct," he says vaguely. "I suppose, in a sense, it was entirely still within the library."
Arabella Strangecolored_gowns on May 18th, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
"Where did you go?" she asks, taking hold of his arm that she may lead him down the hall to their room.
Mr Jonathan Strangeironicalsmile on May 18th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
He allows himself to be led like a small child. "I hardly know; I do not even know if the places had names at all..."
Arabella Strangecolored_gowns on May 18th, 2008 07:12 am (UTC)
"Well," Arabella, who does not want to think about faerie places with no names, says. "At least you weren't simply sitting amongst those books for all that time."
Mr Jonathan Strangeironicalsmile on May 18th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
His smile this time is vaguely unsettling, with hardly any of his usual expression in it. "Indeed."
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abitofbothabitofboth on May 18th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
"Well," dryly, "I hope you've gotten something accomplished, Mr Strange."

T: Not really meant to be an anti-OTP... unless you wanted it to be, I suppose!
Mr Jonathan Strange: ironical expressionironicalsmile on May 22nd, 2008 08:46 am (UTC)
"Unfortunately," Strange answers just as dryly, turning to look at Childermass, "I don't believe I have."

T: Haha, that one's up to you! I'm game for anything, so!
abitofbothabitofboth on May 22nd, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)
"That's a shame. Forget what you were trying to accomplish?"

T: Um...I suppose we'll see? But probably not. XD
Mr Jonathan Strangeironicalsmile on May 26th, 2008 06:34 am (UTC)
A slight smile. "Perhaps once or twice."
abitofboth: ten of clubs reversedabitofboth on May 26th, 2008 11:35 am (UTC)
"Well, I'm sure you'll have come up with something clever, if not necessarily useful."
Mr Jonathan Strangeironicalsmile on May 27th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
Another wry smile. "That does define a magician, does it not?"
abitofboth: tower reversedabitofboth on May 27th, 2008 11:19 am (UTC)
Dryly, "That and a complete lack of ability to function outside his studies, yes."
Mr Jonathan Strange: ironical expressionironicalsmile on May 28th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
A short laugh. "Only a magician's servant could produce so apt a definition." He pauses. "...or a magician's wife."
abitofboth: tower reversedabitofboth on May 28th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
A small unreadable raise of the eyebrows. "I trust Mrs. Strange is well, then?"
Mr Jonathan Strangeironicalsmile on May 28th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
The barest flicker of something in his eyes. "I trust so myself. I believe she is - but I have not seen her recently."

T: ...taking this thread before the one with Arabella, it seems to make the most sense that way.
abitofboth: two of coinsabitofboth on May 28th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
"Ah. Well. She's quite capable."

T: Makes sense!
Mr Jonathan Strangeironicalsmile on May 28th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
A slight, sardonic smile twists his lips. "She is."
abitofboth: two of coinsabitofboth on May 28th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
"Oh. Not that I expect you've noticed, but the place isn't making food on its own anymore. You might check and see what she's done about food," mildly, with no particular concern.
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