The Other Place
(a semi-musical Steampunk Goth hybrid story)
Blog Seventeen: You Get Father
“I’m feeling quite sanguine,” Lady Oolong says, as she wipes the blade of her cane, across a storm grey overcoat.
“The ancients will wake soonest,” Lady Steamsail says with a sigh. She gnaws on her lower lip as she wipes the blade of her Dragonrider knife on the sea green overcoat of the other vampire.
“Accept Abhilesh; he seems to have disappeared,” Lady Oolong observes. She takes out her pipe and lights it. Taking a puff, she turns to her sister. “Our Chief Shabuni did not look pleased as he sank through the floor.” Taking another puff she asks, “Do you think he’ll understand?”
“He’ll heal,” Lady Steamsail replies with a shrug. “Father gave you his cane, so you better get him.”
“I wonder if our real father is here,” Lady Oolong says with one more puff before she taps out the scented tobacco.
“Do we really want to know who that is?” Lady Steamsail asks, with an arched eyebrow.
“Hmm. Let’s always agree that Mr. Intrepid is our real father. In a spiritual way. Although he is vague and cryptic.” Lady Oolong kneels on the floor and blows the ashes of her pipe towards the ancients. “A few more moments of protection for us. You’ll get the explorer and oversized pup?”
“I will,” Lady Steamsail replies, thoughtfully. “But we need Chief Shabuni to get the ghost. A deal is a deal.”
“Does he know?”
“I think the friend in his chest knows, he can’t leave here, without the twin.”
“See you at mother’s, sister,” Lady Oolong says as she begins to dematerialize.
“If not, well met sister,” Lady Steamsail says in the direction her sister was.
Lady Marina Steamsail is portrayed by Joanne Gosling Jgosling@calclosets.com
Always looking for cosplayers who can do character modeling. Think of movie posters and book covers. Maybe, when Taylor and I revisit A Motley Sisterhood of Pirates! we’ll be able to add to the already amazing “character” models.Tags: Science Fiction, Steampunk, Story Telling, Writing