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Chocolate, Or: the sometimes-happens open Valentine’s RP

((Chocolates can be gotten from the heart-printed box in the chocolate shop in Clockhaven. Give them to your lovers. Or, perhaps, to someone you wish were your lover. Be careful who you give it to, sometimes the effect you get is not always what you hoped, and enjoy it while you may, effects vanish at midnight on Valentine’s.))

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Delicately, and with a smug smile on her face, Phaedra slipped from Lapis’s sleepy grasp and pulled on her dressing gown. He was a deep sleeper, as always, and it amused her to take the little golden necklace he always wore while he slept. She fingered the charm dangling at her throat as she descended the stairs, humming to herself as she went. She wondered how long it would be before he noticed she’d left a shade in her place.

She righted one of the stools in the kitchen and closed the window that had been left open, forgotten the night before.

The problem, she’d realized, had been in her insistence on using one primary ingredient to achieve her goals. The new formula had worked a charm on Lapis, at last, the right combination of passion, admiration, stamina, and reckless abandon.

She cracked the heart-shaped chocolates out of their moulds and started depositing them in little red satin bags that she nestled in a brightly colored box, readying them for sale. She put a few in a bag and set them aside to send to Junie.

Wrapped up as she was in her work, she was startled when she felt Lapis’s arms around her waist. He pulled her tight against him, nibbled her ear.

“Come back upstairs.”

She chuckled. “Don’t you have matins to sing and hammers to bow to?”

“I’ll tell them I was occupied elsewhere, wrestling to save someone’s soul from sloth.”

“Then who am I to keep you from such work.” She picked up a heart and bit it in half, savoring it. She passed the other half to him.

He took it from her and ate it, closing his eyes briefly. “Do you really think you are the first witch to seduce me?”

Phaedra blinked. The thought had not crossed her mind before.

“The Fast begins soon. I will need memories to sustain me.”

Phaedra slipped his grasp, walking toward the stairs and dropping the dressing gown from her shoulders. “Best enjoy your freedom while we may, then.”

Lapis smiled and followed her up.

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10 Comments

  1. Spirit Spirit February 11, 2014

    [This has been a fun story, hopefully leading to others as the day approches. ^_^]

    • Phaedra Underby Phaedra Underby February 12, 2014

      (( That’s the hope :) Time to cause mischief AND heat things up around here so that snow melts! ))

  2. Kaylee Faulkner Kaylee Faulkner February 12, 2014

    Well I know where I’m going after the workday at the Gangplank ends.  Then I just have to find Njal before anyone else does…

    • Njal Edwyn Njal Edwyn February 12, 2014

      Njal was sweeping the floor in a halfhearted way when Kaylee came in and, with a grin, offered her a wrapped chocolate.

      “Oh!” Njal grinned, leaning on her broom. “Just what the Doctor ordered, thank you Kay!”

      She unwrapped it and ate it before starting on her sweeping again. Kaylee disappeared into the bakery.

      Njal hummed and started to sweep again. She paused, and looked across at Malus. “Have you ever noticed how pretty Kaylee is?”

  3. Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna February 12, 2014

    ((I am so glad the chocolate shop has spawned this fun RP :3 I hope it brings many more heh))

  4. Garnet Psaltery Garnet Psaltery February 12, 2014

    Garnet slipped the chocolate into her mouth.  The shop and street being empty, she thought it was safe to try Phaedra’s tempting sample.  Just to see the effect.

    Minutes passed.  A clock chimed the hour.

    “Hmm.  I feel exactly the same.  Perhaps it needs to be a gift.  Shall I try?”

    Quickly purchasing a single wrapped chocolate and slipping it into her pocket, she scampered home, feeling a little foolish.

    Now, would she give it or not?  How would one tell?

  5. Spirit Spirit February 12, 2014

    Spirit looked at the wrapped heart shaped chocolate, the label said it was to be given as a gift… Wandering back to the little house she pondered who to give the chocolate to…

  6. Felisa Fargazer Felisa Fargazer February 12, 2014

    ((~imagines Canergak giving her one of these chocolates~

    ~looks around frantically for brain bleach~))

    • Beryl Strifeclaw Beryl Strifeclaw February 12, 2014

      ((I have one of those in-world. I’ll forward it right away))

  7. Dr. Cyberusfaustus Dr. Cyberusfaustus February 14, 2014

    Walking along the cold streets the Doctor finds himself guided by the warming scent of the ambrosia of the cacao plant. He stands for a moment appreciating the display in the window. A young couple also looking in the shop grow quiet in his presence and soon shuffle off with blushing and nervous giggling. Dr. Cyberusfaustus glances casually down each side of the street. Content that he is alone he draws his aetherometer by its chain from his waistcoat pocket. A few adjustments and the dials spin. One red one comes to a stop and a delicate bell chimes on the device, indicating it’s reading was complete. The Doctor’s wry smile shows his understanding… He muses about each ages pursuit of the same elixirs. So much silliness to happen when a poor saint’s beheading is confounded with medieval theories about avian mating rituals. Hmmm… That reminds him of a particularly pretty song bird he has not seen in a while… He chuckles to himself as he walks on with a little more spring in his step.

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