IoQ: NestingThumbelina had asked Ana to bring Waldor back to her place, after he was carefully laid on her bed she went to work, attempting to heal whatever injuries the sprites had inflicted on him. Every so often she would run a hand over his worried sprite before returning to her work. It would be slower... but he said he hated hospitals and was not so badly hurt.
After a while the owl shifted though he didn't wake fully which was a blessing as he'd be sore from the tip of one wing to the other.
Thumbelina had taken to softly humming the song she had sang for him before as she continued to move her hands softly over his form as healing magic spilled out of them.
Waldor's new sprite wormed under one of his wings and camped out there, refusing to move. The owl's feathers fluffed as magic soaked into him and he stiffened as he came into awareness. The only reason he didn't immediately lash out with his talons was because some part of his unconsciousness had recognized the song as 'safe' and kept t
IoQ: Warning, Ana Ruins Family PicnicsThumbelina had invited those closest to her out for a family picnic. She had her arms full with Jamal on one hip and Reynalt on the other. Jonathan was carrying a basket full of food and a blanket for everyone to sit on. Melanie was bouncing excitedly next to Waldor.
Unfortunately Jamal is still sick so lately he has been very still, which was strange for him.
Matches had sprinted out of her door then right back in to get something she'd forgotten before heading out again to meet up with Thumby and her family.
After much derpness of Matches’ begging, in another words, she always gets what she wants, Ivan is dragged by her to where Matches is leading him.
The owl walked with the family quietly, unused to being around large....bubbly crowds. He had come because Thumbelina had asked him and while he didn't regret it his wings were pulled tight around him and no humor or sign of good nature showed on his face.
Ana strode down to the valley from the direction of the lagoon. She had sp
IoQ: Silk, Tea and KindnessWaldor patted himself once to ensure he'd grabbed everything before heading out. He had to shut the door quickly as he left, behind him there was a firm 'wham' and the owl sighed heavily as his he heard the amused snort from his tiger as she flopped next to the door. He would have to look into getting a thicker door-he was fairly certain Argos was going to ram herself through that thing and eat one of his guests someday. His journey was short, just a bit across the way to his neighbors home where he knocked and waited to be let in.
Thumbelina had been awake, enjoying some late evening tea when she heard the knock. It wasn't unusual for her to have guests so late, but as she wasn't expecting anyone she found it surprising. Regardless, she made her way over and opened the door. A warm smile spread across her face as she saw who it was. "Ah! It's so good to see you again! Come in come in!" She stepped aside and waved him in with her bangled hand. In the end she didn't even much care why h
IoQ: Hospitals and Real HeallingThumbelina woke rather suddenly in the hospital bed, sitting straight up and looking around before relaxing slightly. She was in the hospital, her body relaxed more as she grew aware of her surroundings.. her first thought had been of her friend.. had he made it out alright?
Waldor was perched in the room, having settled himself across from the door so that he would be aware of everyone that came in. The smell of the place made him hiss but he would not leave until he was assured that his friend had been treated properly. Hospital...that's what they called this place. He was sure it was a torture chamber instead. But if they believed it to work he would try it...this once.
Seeing that he was also there she frowned, assuming that he had fallen as well. Thumbelina swung her legs over the side of the bed and stood.. too quickly though and she gave herself a headrush. A single hand went to her forehead and another to the bed's frame as she asked. "Are you alright?"
Movement to his right ga
IoQ: Crafting Giant DishesThe matchgirl had gotten scrubbed head to toe over her returning home the previous night covered in blood. She was in high spirits and had intended to pester her giant more that day up until she remembered that she had bowls to make! After scooping up her still wrapped clay the girl sprinted for Thumbelina's house and knocked for all of a second before running in. "Miss Thumby! Can we finish our bowls today?!"
As luck would have it, Thumbelina had just returned from tending to the plants in her greenhouse. Hearing her dear friend enter she left her work room and walked into the main entryway. "Yes of course we can!" She smiled. "It's good to see you again."
Matches tucked the clay under one arm and rushed over to hug her friend with her free one. "And you! Have you been well?! I'm sorry I haven't come by more! I got really busy but I'll visit more if tha'ts okay?!"
"Haha. Its fine it's fine." The fairy's smile grew as she returned Matches hug. "I'm just glad to see you are doing well.
IoQ: A Lovely Afternoon- Crisis AdvertedThumbelina woke in the hospital. Such was not.. unusual though. She quickly looked over her new armor to make sure it hadn't been damaged by those sprites.. There were so many sprites.. She glanced over at where Ana had been placed. She was sure the woman would wake up angry and want to go there again... but then... there was a fear in the fairy that these new statues would be like the fox one had been. They would need help if they were going back. So she left the hospital to collect two of the best people she personally knew.
Ana gasped for breath, her lungs stinging as she coughed up water. She couldn't swim normally, let alone in her armor-- all she could do was flail ridiculously as she drowned. She shuddered and hugged her knees. That statue was far more dangerous than the first. Who knew what would happen if left unchecked? The foxes were bad enough. She rose to her feet and put on her armor, then headed out the door, unaware that Thumbelina had ever been there. The statue needed
IoQ: Lovely Afternoon-Outta My LeagueAna halted when she came to the water. She'd been patrolling the lagoon all afternoon, trying to find any sign of the fox statue's reappearance. At first, it seemed as though there was none; however, as she came to the lagoon, she saw a familiar statue propped up on a lily pad in the center of the water. The statue looked new, but unlike the old one, it didn't try to hide its taotie markings; the greedy engravings were scribbled all over Yang's visage as though someone had given the chisel to a child. Ana grit her teeth. She hated the lily pads. She placed a tentative foot on the first pad, then made her way over to the statue.
"What we do here, Funny?" He asked Ana. Dunce thought he was going to some spooky dangerous place. Not some lilypads.
Ana gestured toward the statue with her hammer.
We here for stoopid Rock man?" Dunce couldn't help but laugh and playfully slaps Ana's back. "Funny girl is too funny"
Thumbelina had been trying to look for plants in the lagoon when she noticed An
Mining for DiamondsThumbelina left her house, she was hoping that today they might have more luck at the mines. Ana was her first thought to ask. The mute woman seemed to know a lot about gems and was always helpful in case monsters showed up. So there she went through town on her way to the blacksmiths house.
Cherry was, for the most part, aimlessly wandering. He didn't have much to do, or really any where to be. He didn't have anything he wanted to buy, but he didn't have much to sell either. So the tree was just wandering around.
Ana had just stepped outside her door when the fairy arrived. As was usual when she left the house, she wore her complete set of armor and had her warhammer at her side. Slightly less ordinary was the pickaxe strapped to the harness on her back; most people headed for the mines tended to do so in the daylight when it was easiest to see monsters coming, but Ana did not fear for her safety while underground. She locked her door, then turn and waved to Thumbelina.
IoQ: ExplainA deep breath in, the unhappy fairy knocked on her blind friend's door.
It cracked almost immediately, as though he'd been expecting someone to arrive. There was no sniff nor any action to identify who was in front of him, instead Waldor simply opened the door to let his guest in.
Thumbelina took the quiet invite and walked in. She could tell he was doing that thing again where he was expecting things. Turning to him she said simply. "So you knew it was a war camp, why would you say those things to me?"
He shut the door quietly then turned to face her. "Because I wanted you to think. There must always be someone to look past the reason they are given and question the true intentions of those leading. Had the place not been meant for war, you would have been blindly following others into begetting pain and misery on beings that did not deserve it." His wings shifted and tightened around his body. "I have seen this many times, peoples killed for superstition, for might, for resourc