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Hannibal's Backyard, Saturday Afternoon
Okay, so... dyes, pillows. Pillowcases, plenty of bins to put the dye in... a garden hose. Some old clothing he was never going to be able to wear again. Tarps. Shrimp to try to distract the flamingos...

Jono squinted a little at the setup. He was pretty sure he had everything he needed in order to... probably mostly make a mess of Hannibal's yard. But that wasn't a bad thing, right? He was just... colouring pillows.

From a tree.

This was perfectly normal, right?

He toyed at the bandages on the back of his neck, and shook his head a little. What the hell was he getting himself into, anyway?

[OOC: Expecting one or two, but if you have any reason to wander into Hannibal's back yard?]

that_oldsaying

2015-05-23 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Alluka was... talking to her bunny.

Jono had come and gotten her and now she was here! In a backyard! And going to dye pillows!

So she had to talk to her bunny first. "--and then," she said, "they're going to be beautiful. But you can't get funny coloured, so you have to sit carefully, okay?"

furnaceface

2015-05-23 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

//We can give your rabbit a little, er, raincoat. So that it's a little safer, if you like,// Jono offered, hating to interrupt their conversation, but at the same time, he wanted to be helpful.

... There were clear plastic bags that he'd liberated from Hannibal's kitchen for things exactly like that, yes. He was not above giving the stuffed rabbit a poncho so that it wouldn't find itself suddenly speckled green.

that_oldsaying

2015-05-23 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Alluka blinked, and pretended her bunny blinked too, as they looked at each other. (Alluka made her bunny look at her.)

Then she bounced over to Jono. "Can we?!" she asked happily. "It'll be much better!"

furnaceface

2015-05-23 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

//It'll be much better indeed,// Jono agreed, pulling out the largest plastic freezer bag he could find, and then carefully tearing a hole in the bottom for the rabbit's head to poke through. //And I'll give you something to put on as well, so that you don't soil your lovely dress. Is... that the one you least mind staining, luv?//

Look, he couldn't help but be super worried about her dress. That was just the way he was made.

that_oldsaying

2015-05-23 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

She watched Jono's actions with the bag with a seriousness reserved for the important things in her life.

Like her toys.

"I like this dress," she said, beaming when he called it lovely. "And it won't get stained! That's for the pillows!"

Yeah, Alluka had put zero thought into what she was wearing.

furnaceface

2015-05-23 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

//It is definitely for the pillows,// Jono agreed, though he might have looked a little bit horrified at the prospect of her actually playing with fabric dye while she was wearing that. //So, just to be on the safe side, let's make certain nothing is going to splash onto your dress while we're working, hm? I have some shirts you can pull over it, and then we can give a raincoat a try for you, too.//

Spoiler: It was a garbage bag with holes creatively punched into it for just this occasion. He would have picked up an art smock or something while he was getting the dye, but they were all in sizes more reflective of Alluka's mental age than her physical one.

that_oldsaying

2015-05-23 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Both a shirt and a raincoat too?" she asked, giggling. "Are you going to wear a raincoat?"

They could be a matched set of three!

furnaceface

2015-05-24 12:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Eeeeeeh...

//... Yes.//

He was wearing black, and had a crappy shirt on to start with. But who was he to say no, Alluka and her rabbit had to be the only ones wearing plastic bags for this occasion.

//Of course. I already... have one... set aside.//

Hooboy.

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never_dull

2015-05-24 02:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sometime during the proceedings, Hannibal wandered out onto the porch to take a look.

And saw Jono in a trash bag. "This is a new look for you."

furnaceface

2015-05-24 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

//Rubbish bag chic,// Jono agreed. //Thought I might give it a go, see how it suits me. I dunno. I think it makes me look a bit... Lumpy?//

Go on, Hannibal. Laugh it up.

never_dull

2015-05-24 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, Hannibal wasn't going to laugh. Outwardly. But he wasn't making any effort to mentally hide his amusement, either.

"I don't think the color suits you, either." He leaned on the railing and nodded toward the pillows and dye. "How is it progressing?"

furnaceface

2015-05-24 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

//We appear to have established that queens don't wear pink,// Jono offered, as though that explained anything at all. //But evil ones wear black. It's all very technical, probably.//

He wasn't complaining, mind. This was all very adorable.

never_dull

2015-05-24 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

"It's very important to know such things," Hannibal said gravely. "Are you dyeing pillows for queens, then?"

furnaceface

2015-05-24 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

//I think we've decreed that the pillows are queens themselves. Best-dressed pillows on the island.//

... Jono didn't pretend to understand kid logic. But he was certainly well amused by it.

never_dull

2015-05-24 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

"At least someone has a sense of style," Hannibal said, grinning.

And thought towards Jono, Her mental maturity seems far below her physical age. She'd been confined, you said?

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