Last time I did a story preview, I lost the plot shortly after. Wharrgarbl! However, considering I already have most of this written, I can safely say that won’t happen this time. Huzzah!
Yes, it’s more ‘Tooth and Claw’ rambling. I can’t help it, it’s stuck in my head! And it will undoubtedly stay there until I finish the thing.
As a note, when reading stuff the Fowlers say, one might imagine Amy and Andreia with a bit of a Cockney-ish accent, and Eain with a more “standard” British-ish one.
If this were Livejournal I’d do a cut, because this is long! But alas. *apologizes profusely for many words, both sides, handle it*
“Get out of ‘ere, you smelly beast!” – Andreia, unafraid of rampaging worgen. I always imagine her trying to shoo it away with a broom or something, because the closest weapon is never an object that’s actually effective.
“Looking back on it later, I would fully agree that poking a feral worgen with a stick while armed only with the handful of spells I’d learned from my mother and Celestine was undoubtedly my worst idea to date.” – Narrating!Ambriss. This is her voice in a nutshell.
“I did what any loyal, loving, slightly impulsive daughter would do in my position. Brandishing my staff, I yelled, “Oi, fleabag!” and gave the beast a good sharp poke in the bum.” Narrating!Ambriss. This is her behavior in a nutshell. She doesn’t always think things through, that one.
“That thing…it bit me. D’you think I ‘ave rabies?” – Ambriss, honey, I think rabies is the least of your worries. (Though to be fair, that was before they knew what the worgen bite does.)
“I won’t let a…a silly little injury stop me.” – Ambriss. It’s just a flesh wound!
“She’s right, Andreia.” – Three tiny words with which Eain stopped Ambriss and Andreia yelling at each other in the middle of the attack on the city: siding with Ambriss on the Leave me behind to help those guys distract the worgen while y’all evacuate with everyone else, since I’ve already been bitten anyway issue. That went over well with Andreia.
“Thank you, Lord Obvious.” – Ambriss gets a little snarky when the obvious is stated.
“-> intervening Bad Stuff™ here? <-” – That’s not actually part of the story, I just haven’t nailed down exactly when Amy’s bite happened. I author good, y’all. (I do think it happened quite early in the evacuation of Gilneas City though. So there does need to be intervening stuff there. Damnation.)
“[I didn’t like that paragraph anyway. Maybe I'll like this one better?]” – And this is how I do my author’s notes when I take something out for rewriting. It’s like a bookmark, only goofier.
“Eain goes worgen hunting, with unintended consequences. Good thing he’s wearing the Lucky Hat.” – My synopsis of Part 2. Summaries are not my strong suit.
“So, dearest ‘usband, next time you get it in your ‘ead to sneak off an’ do things that are likely to get you killed or maimed, you just take a good look at those scars an’ think long an’ ‘ard about what a stupid, stupid idea you’re ‘aving. Are we quite clear on this?” – The closest Andreia will probably ever come to saying I told you to stay out of the Blackwald and away from the worgen, you moron.
“I looked up at the man holding the shotgun. Godfrey. This day was getting better and better!” – Narrator!Ambriss. Waking up to find yourself in stocks with a known asshat pointing a gun at you? That’s gotta be off-the-charts suck.
“Holy Light, I’m naked!” – Ambriss. Fur or no, the realization that she was standing there without a stitch of clothing on her was pretty disconcerting. After all, she’s a proper Gilnean…mostly. (This probably won’t make it into the final version, but her reaction in my head was hilarious and it had to be written down, yo.)
“Can I get you anything, dear? Something to eat or drink?” – Andreia. Her Curse-afflicted daughter randomly appears on her doorstep and is like “Hi Mum!” and the first thing she does after the initial shock of worgen in living room is offer food. Quintessential mommy. :3
“I told you not to go chasin’ worgen.” – Ambriss to Eain. Unlike her mother, she has no trouble saying I told you so.
“Unperturbed, Andreia shimmied on up the tree until she was level with her daughter.” – This is here because I love the fact that I actually got to use the word shimmy.
“Goldrinn’s teeth!” – Ambriss’s favorite swear.
“Damnation.” – Ambriss’s second favorite swear. (And my favorite. Try it. It’s cool!)
“You know ‘ow parents sometimes do stupid things out of love?” – Andreia on why Eain spent nearly three months trying to conceal his Curse status from his daughter.
“We’re the lucky ones, you an’ your father an’ I. Remember that.” – Andreia’s gentle way of saying, Talk to your father, you silly girl.
See, there’s a reason I love writing these people so much! ‘cuz they rock. <3
For those with burning curiosity, I hope to actually start posting this monstrosity sometime in early April. Why not sooner? Because the final issue of the Curse of the Worgen comics comes out on March 30 and I am wondering “WHAT IF THERE ARE SURPRISES?” so I am waiting until then).