One of those days
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Hannibal's House, Wednesday Evening
Right, so... dyeing pillows. Jono had a few days to figure out how to go about dyeing pillows. And not just any pillows. Pillows from that ridiculous pillow tree from the dormitory garden that he'd mostly spent all of his time in high school ignoring. Too weird, even for him.

But here he was tonight, with a freshly plucked pillow sitting beside him on the sofa in Hannibal's living room, brow furrowed as he poked at his tablet, trying to figure out what to do with these damn things. So far, he had managed... to open Google. Which was a great start, really. Now, if only he could get Google to cooperate.

//No, I'm not looking for pillows with trees on them, bloody thing...//

Google was apparently woefully ill-equipped to handle Fandom queries.

[OOC: For that guy! Or phone calls, if you'd like.]

never_dull

2015-05-21 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal looked over from where he was reading on his own tablet without any problems.

"What are you looking for?"

furnaceface

2015-05-21 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)

//If anyone on the internet has any idea how to go about...// Jono shrugged his shoulders a little. He was well aware how ridiculous what he was about to say was going to sound. //That is, I might have invited Alluka over on the weekend to... dye... fully organic pillows?//

Yes. That was one way to put it.

never_dull

2015-05-21 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal looked from Jono to the smallish, off-white-with-a-hint-of-green pillow next to him. "To dye the pillowcases, you mean?"

Honestly, Hannibal was aware Jono often took the difficult way, but still.

furnaceface

2015-05-21 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes, pillowcases would have been the smart way of going about it. Unfortunately, Jono hadn't been able to find a pillowcase tree, so...

//Er, no... I mean... the pillows. It's...//

Awkward? A bit. Jono waved his hand to try to elaborate, and then just reached for the pillow that was sitting beside him, holding it out to Hannibal. He'd plucked it a bit early to see if he could find a way to dye it easily. Hell, the damn thing still had a bit of a stem.

never_dull

2015-05-21 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)

There were stores, Jono.

Hannibal took the pillow from him. It was a bit firm and not much larger than a throw pillow, but he didn't see any reason why a pillowcase wouldn't work. "You don't like light green?"

furnaceface

2015-05-21 02:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Jono was cheap! Well-off and cheap.

//I like light green fine enough,// Jono replied, shrugging. //This one was a test one, anyway. Alluka wanted to make the white ones a bit more colourful, and-- this one just hasn't ripened quite yet, is all.//

The ridiculous things this island made him say.

//A few days on th'counter and it'll probably be fine.//

Yep.

never_dull

2015-05-21 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)

"...Ripened."

Hannibal checked that Jono was serious, then shook his head. Honestly, this island!

furnaceface

2015-05-21 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)

//... I need to take you for a walk through the dormitory gardens one of these days, I suppose.//

Jono shrugged his shoulders. This island, indeed.

//There are trees with clothing on them as well, though none of it is really my style.//

never_dull

2015-05-21 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)

"Nor mine, I should imagine." They probably didn't grow well-tailored suits.

Hannibal shook his head again and turned the pillow over in his hands. It didn't quite feel like cotton, and it certainly wasn't silk. "Do you have any idea what fabric these are?"

furnaceface

2015-05-21 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)

//... Pillow tree.//

That would be a no, Hannibal.

//This is why I was googling it. Apparently the internet doesn't quite know how to handle Fandom yet.//

never_dull

2015-05-21 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)

"I'm somehow not surprised." Hannibal shook his head. "You're certain pillowcases wouldn't be easier?"

furnaceface

2015-05-21 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)

//They absolutely would be,// Jono replied, shrugging and reaching for the not-quite-ripe pillow back. //I'm just not certain how Alluka would take it if instead of colouring the pillows, we just put them in pillowcases, instead.//

A beat.

//Since the whole conversation was because of the pillows.//

Another pause.

//It's possible I'm being too literal about this. I'll get pillowcases as well and see if she has a preference.//

Jono, you big softie.

never_dull

2015-05-21 05:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Not as soft as the pillows! Well, the ripe ones, anyway.

Hannibal nodded in agreement. "And you could search for fabric dyes. I doubt it makes a difference if it's part of a pillow or not." The part about the tree...was almost certainly not relevant.

furnaceface

2015-05-21 12:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

//It likely doesn't. And it's plant based, so I suppose I can just assume that dye that works on cotton or hemp will work just as well on whatever this is.//

And if it didn't, there was always just the possibility of pulling out a pack of sharpies. Jono refused to be thwarted by a pillow tree.

never_dull

2015-05-21 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Likely," Hannibal agreed. "Do you think the art shop in town would have dyes, or is it better to go to the mainland?"

Call Hannibal paranoid, he was a bit skeptical about a craft-shop-cum-birth-control place.

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