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From here.

Back to the bar, though with much less hurry than their exit. Somehow, the night seems colder, and even the light and warmth from the bar, when they enter, seems muffled and tired.

It is rather late.

Wellard holds the door open for Nita, and then wearily glances around inside before looking back to her.

"Are you alright?"

Date: 2007-02-28 08:01 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Contemplative!Nita)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"Hm?"

She looks up at him and blows out a breath. "Yeah. I will be."

Date: 2007-02-28 08:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
He nods quietly at that.

"... Thank you, for coming to help, though I'm sorry that..." Wellard bites his lip, takes a deep breat, and shrugs.

Date: 2007-02-28 08:10 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Earth's Wizard!Nita)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"You're welcome. It's -- it's what I do." She shrugs, in turn.

"I'm glad I could help some."

Date: 2007-02-28 08:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
"It may be what you do, Miss Nita, but... It is no small thing, and should not be taken by granted." His lips quirk in a faint smile, that fades.

"Would you like something then? A drink?"

Date: 2007-02-28 04:17 pm (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Headtilting!Nita)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"Want to join me for some tea?"

Date: 2007-02-28 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
Well, that is at least what he would have gotten for himself. He blinks, and then nods. A wait rat is waved down and an order placed. Of course, most of them know Wellard too well, by now. There will be plenty of milk and sugar to add to the tea, and more than likely a plate of cookies to go with it.

There is a table nearby, and Wellard pulls out a chair for Nita before sitting down himself.

Date: 2007-03-02 01:36 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Headtilting!Nita)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
She blinks, and then gives him a slightly stronger smile as she sits.

"Thanks. When are you from, anyway?"

Date: 2007-03-02 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
His lips quirk in a faint smile. 'When', not 'where'.

So very Milliways.

"1802. I was an officer on His Magesty's Ship the Renown, late from the West Indies." Wellard shrugs. "Now I'm here."

Date: 2007-03-02 06:08 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Headtilting!Nita)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
She nods. "Just curious. I figured you had to be from a while before me." A smile. "You're too gentlemanly to be from 21st century Earth."

Date: 2007-03-02 06:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
"I have found that out, unfortunately." He shakes his head, wryly, and then takes the delivered tea things from the wait rat, setting them on the table.

"A pity, really, that people would forget such things."

Date: 2007-03-02 06:30 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Tea-drinking!Nita)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"Yeah." She shrugs. "Though, hey, we may not get chairs pulled out for us, but we get to vote. You win some, you lose some."

She takes a cup of tea, adds sugar, and takes a long drink.

Date: 2007-03-02 06:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
He raises an eyebrow. "New rights are not an excuse for a lack of manners on anyone's part, I'd think." A deep breath, and Wellard shrugs, fixing his tea.

Date: 2007-03-02 07:08 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Slight smile)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
That gets a flash of a grin. "Manners are pretty subjective. --Well, no, manners aren't. Etiquette is."

Date: 2007-03-02 07:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
"Such as bowing instead of shaking hands, when in the orient." Wellard nods slowly. "The intent is there, just... things are different."

A faint smile, then he toys with his tea cup for a moment.

"... What was that you said? When..."

Date: 2007-03-02 07:21 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Earth's Wizard!Nita)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"Yeah."

She blinks, and sobers. "Which? 'In the Heart of Time'?"

Date: 2007-03-02 07:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
"Yes." With a quiet nod.

"If you do not mind explaining it, that is."

Date: 2007-03-02 07:39 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Timeheart)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"No, it's fine."

She blows out a breath. "It's what wizards call Heaven. It's the most common name, anyway." She closes her eyes and quotes, "The Heart of Time, where all our sundered times are one, and all our myriad worlds lie whole, in That from Which they proceeded."

More softly -- "And it's real. I mean, we know it's real."

Date: 2007-03-02 07:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
He blinks, and studies Nita intently for a moment, before nodding slowly.

"I never doubted it was, just-"

Wellard looks down at his tea cup, and shrugs.

Date: 2007-03-02 08:00 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Timeheart)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
She opens her eyes in time to catch his gaze, and echoes the shrug.

"Yeah? I was never really certain."

She sighs. "It's still not -- it's not the greatest comfort, always, because even if it's real, it's so far away."

Date: 2007-03-02 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
"And they're still gone." Quietly. "They still may be someplace better, but... it is hard to realize that, when all you can think of is that they're gone, and they left you. Doesn't matter where to."

Date: 2007-03-03 01:31 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Evasive!Nita)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"Yeah. Exactly."

She shoots a look toward the lake door. "I hope she'll be okay."

Date: 2007-03-03 07:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
He takes a deep breath, and nods.

"I'll check on her, when I can, to make sure."

Date: 2007-03-03 07:42 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Looking up!Nita)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
She nods. "How'd you get involved with it, anyway?"

Date: 2007-03-03 07:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
He smiles faintly. "I saw the ship land, and went to go and see it. I've had a chance to see star ships on a friend's world, but we didn't get that close."

Date: 2007-03-05 08:15 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Intrigued!Nita 2)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
She nods.

"I don't think I've seen a ship like that -- but then, I really haven't seen many, besides, like, moon landers."

Date: 2007-03-06 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
He blinks, and raises an eyebrow curiously.

"I've heard of star ships and the like from here, but never of those."

Date: 2007-03-06 05:40 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Contemplative!Nita)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"Probably any world that has actual star ships is way past the lunar lander stage. They're spacecraft intended for one trip, maybe two -- to the moon and back to Earth."

She sips her tea. "They started sending those off in the 1960's."

Date: 2007-03-06 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
"... That was when they started then? Sending aeroplanes and ships off into space- and to the moon as well?"

'Geek' does not change in 200 years, just the focus of it.

"What did they find there?"

Date: 2007-03-06 06:28 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Millisnow!Nita)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"Yeah, the Russians starting sending satellites into orbit in the late fifties, and the Americans landed the first manned craft there in 1969."

She smiles. "Mostly dust and rocks. But dust and rocks that weren't from Earth. It's gonna be a tourist site in the future."

Date: 2007-03-06 06:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
"... I wonder if it is, in Duo's time." Thoughtfully.

"Even if it is dust and rocks, its the moon, like you said." He grins.

Date: 2007-03-07 03:26 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (And the moon is no dream)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"Yeah." She returns the grin. "And the view's spectacular."

Date: 2007-03-07 06:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
Wellard blinks, and eyes Nita.

"You've been there?"

Date: 2007-03-07 06:53 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (And the moon is no dream)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"Yeah. It's a pretty easy hop by translocation." She shrugs, smiling. "And it's a good place to think, sometimes."

Date: 2007-03-07 07:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
"Magic, to get there." He grins a bit. "Though I'd imagine you'd have to take care so as to not over shoot and land on Mars?"

Date: 2007-03-07 07:17 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Slight smile)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
". . . It's just a matter of coordinates."

Nita gives him an amused grin. "I've been to Mars, but always on purpose."

Date: 2007-03-09 07:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
"... is it red and dusty there, like Elda said it was? With no air?"

Date: 2007-03-10 07:29 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Slight smile)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"Pretty much. Some cool rock formations, too."

Date: 2007-03-10 07:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
He blinks.

"Then how do you breath, when you're there?"

Date: 2007-03-12 03:12 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Headtilting!Nita)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"You take air with you. That's what takes the most effort, moving that much volume."

She tilts her head. "Are you Bound here?"

Date: 2007-03-13 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
Wellard shakes his head slowly, smiling. "No. As long as I'm careful, I can go and visit other places, easily enough."

Date: 2007-03-13 02:07 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (And the moon is no dream)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
A grin. "You want to see the Moon one of these days?"

Date: 2007-03-13 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
"That would be wonderful, Miss Nita." Wellard grins. "Thank you."

Date: 2007-03-13 05:19 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (Wizard!Nita)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"Just Nita, please. Okay, then -- let me know when's a good time."

She smiles, and finishes off her tea. "For now, though, I should head home. Thanks for" -- she sobers a little -- "thanks for getting me. To help."

Date: 2007-03-13 05:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
"I will, thank you."

Most of the smile fades, and Wellard inclines his head towards her.

"Thank you for coming to help." Quietly, and he stands.

Date: 2007-03-13 05:58 am (UTC)
nita_callahan: (And the moon is no dream)
From: [personal profile] nita_callahan
"Anytime," she assures him, standing. "G'night, Wellard."

She heads for the door, tossing a wave over her shoulder, and back home.

Date: 2007-03-13 06:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] politestpirate.livejournal.com
"Good night."

He watches Nita leave, then with a deep breath, Wellard heads for the back door.

The Pearl would be a better place tonight than his room.

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