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Jonothon exchanged a baffled look with Julian for what was probably the fifteenth time in as many minutes. Karla had asked them both to meet her in her parlour, and she hadn't said what she wanted to discuss. They had spent the first five or six minutes speculating as to why she wanted to talk to them. Jono had suggested that they'd been found out for that stunt they'd pulled involving Mallory and some particularly strong alcohol. Julian, on the other hand, found himself hoping that she wanted to talk to them about some lead regarding the attempted assassination.

... Jono was still pretty sure this was about that thing with Mallory. Hopefully he wasn't in too much trouble. He had to meet Momoko in town in a few hours, after all.

[For that one what is mentioned! NFB for distance!]

glacial_queen

2014-08-28 03:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Karla swept in several minutes later, tucking an errant lock of hair up into her hairstyle. Who was busy puking? Not Karla!

Sitting down in front of Jono and Julian, she took another moment to make a herself a nice, soothing cup of tea.

Look, she could see them fidgeting and it was funny okay?

furnaceface

2014-08-28 03:43 am (UTC) (Link)

//Karla will always be Karla,// Jono mumbled in a telepathic aside to Julian. //She clearly wants to see us sweat.//

Thanks for that, Karla.

//Er... Afternoon, luv?//

Court or no Court, Jono was going to still be Jono, thank you.

glacial_court

2014-08-29 12:07 am (UTC) (Link)

*Not that we have anything to sweat about,* Julian sent, firmly. *We can hardly be held accountable for Mallory not being able to hold his liquor.* Beat. *We could be lucky and it still might be a lead?*

Keep hoping, Julian. It was cute.

"Lady? You summoned us?"

glacial_queen

2014-08-29 12:15 am (UTC) (Link)

"I did," Karla said, taking another sip before she set her cup aside. "There are going to be a few changes in this Court that I think you should be made aware of."

furnaceface

2014-08-29 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)

//She's going to have us both tarred and feathered and set outside to serve as an example to the rest of her Court,// Jono muttered. //She might pull out your old dress.//

And then shove them both into it, together.

//Changes, luv?//

Guess which one of those wasn't for Karla to hear.

glacial_court

2014-08-29 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)

*I swear to the Darkness, Jono, you mention that dress one more bloody time and SHE won't have to tar and feather you,* Julian snarled, also not for his Queen to hear.

"My lady, if this is about my reaction when the Consort arrived home, let me again say that--"

glacial_queen

2014-08-29 03:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Karla held up her hand, cutting Julian off. "No, I think I said everything I needed to say--and will ever need to say--on that subject the other day."

When she'd gone up one side of Julian and down the other, blistering his ears for a good twenty minutes.

"No, these are changes of a different sort. Wonderful news actually." She gave them her best unsure-but-game smile. "I'm, umm, pregnant. Yay?"

And then she tensed for the explosion.

furnaceface

2014-08-29 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)

//You're what.// Jono exchange a glance with Julian again, and then looked back to Karla. It hadn't occurred to him that this would even be a possibility until at least a few more years. He reached out with his senses a little - of course he wouldn't be able to notice using his powers unless he was trying, it was hardly as though there was any awareness to be spoken of so early on. But there was a tiny spark of life in its own right, barely distinguishable from Karla herself.

//Ah,// he said, to that little spark alone. //There you are.//

If he had the rest of his face, he'd probably be wearing a stupid smile on it. Thank the x-gene for small favours.

//Congratulations, then!// What? If Karla thought it was wonderful news, then he was going to treat it as such. //I suppose the changes you're talking about are going to have to be in the structure of the security around here?//

glacial_court

2014-08-31 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

"A baby?" Julian cried. "You're...pregnant. You. You're having a baby. With Warren. A baby. Right now."

glacial_queen

2014-08-31 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

"...Yes?" Karla said, wincing and waiting for his explosion. "I mean, not specifically today. More in a general sense."

glacial_court

2014-08-31 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

And then Julian broke out into a brilliant smile. "A baby! I can't believe it! There's gonna be a little tiny baby! I have to inform my mother!"

He didn't quite 'eeeee' but it seemed a really close call.

furnaceface

2014-08-31 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Jonothon was not going to be That Guy. Jonothon was not going to be That Guy. He wasn't. Nope. He was going to behave. He really was.

//It's so tiny right now,// he informed them both. Because of course it was, it had only just been conceived within the month. //But it is most certainly a tiny spark of baby.//

In case anybody had been wondering.

... Shut up your face. He wasn't still cooing to it on a one-on-one thread.

glacial_queen

2014-09-01 06:51 am (UTC) (Link)

"I'm so glad you made that clear," Karla said dryly. "I was half-afraid I was pregnant with a litter of puppies."

glacial_court

2014-09-01 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Normally, Julian would make a smart-ass comment about pigeons or something, at least to Jono on a psychic thread. Right now, however, he was giving Karla's still-flat stomach a dopey grin and curling his fingers at it.

"A little baby," he said. "A little tiny little Blood boy or girl. All little and wee and..."

Little?

furnaceface

2014-09-01 07:01 am (UTC) (Link)

//More or less bite-sized,// Jono agreed, amused. He was already fairly smitten with the idea himself, but Julian's reaction was truly a sight to behold. //It'll almost certainly come with squishy little cheeks and chubby little hands.//

Now he was just goading Julian on.

And introducing himself to the tiny blob of what was eventually going to be a baby. But really, nobody needed to know that.

glacial_court

2014-09-01 07:10 am (UTC) (Link)

"Mother Night!" Julian gasped. "Little chubby cheeks and hands!"

He would deny it to his death, but Julian definitely strung out some of those vowels, there.

glacial_queen

2014-09-01 07:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Karla just looked at Jono. Was he hearing this too?

"Hopefully it will have both cheeks and hands," Karla agreed. "Two pairs of one and one pair of the other. But maybe we could focus on the 'before it arrives' bit?"

furnaceface

2014-09-01 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)

//And the preparations we'll have to make in order to be certain the Estate is safe for the baby that's on the way,// Jono helpfully supplied. //Beyond, obviously, all of the baby-proofing that this place is going to need. And good lord, you've got your work cut out for you there.//

It was possible that he was actually needling Julian along on purpose, now. This was hilarious.