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Thursday, March 2nd, 2006
8:43 am - One Last Good-bye

Richard slips in through the wardrobe early in the morning with a sigh. He exits the house immediately, he'll save it for last. He wanders the city for a few hours, surveying the remaining damage, and smiling at what had been saved and repaired. The streets were still littered with Mardi Gras beads and masks, and he was almost sorry he hadn't visited on Tuesday. After grabbing one last Creole lunch, he makes his way back to the townhouse. He walks the exterior, and then through each room, straightening up things a bit as he goes and pocketing a few forgotten items. He saves the master bedroom for last.

When he comes to it, he stands in the centre for the longest time, trying to smell anything but mold and decay, trying like hell to feel if there was anything left of the bloodlink.


His life here was truly over. A bittersweet moment, but he was ready to let go and move on.

He removes his wedding and engagement rings from the chain around his neck, and places them on a shelf.

"Good-bye, New Orleans. Good-bye, Amadeo."

He turns away from them quickly and walks back to the wardrobe he came from.

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Sunday, August 28th, 2005
11:09 pm - Evacuation!

The house has been boarded up, and belongings have been hastily packed, and then Richard, Amadeo, Claire, Gary, the babies, and a whole herd of cats lured by treats on a string come running in to Loki's house in Tokyo.

Refugees from Hurricane Katrina have arrived!

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
7:55 pm - Freak Out!

Enter Richard pursued by DINOSAUR!

He slams the door behind himself, slides down it, and curls up shaking on the floor.

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Thursday, August 18th, 2005
7:24 pm - In New Orleans

'Deo's on the balcony with Joshua in the sling on his chest, Andrei in the bassinet beside them both with the fan blowing cool air onto him.

They're all taking a nap.

current mood: sleepy

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Saturday, August 13th, 2005
8:24 pm - Richard and Amadeo's garden.
sendpeanutbtr Claire and Richard have been busy while Snow's been out on the town. They've set up a children's area in the back garden, put some food on the grill, and have tried their best to keep up with five small children. Thankfully, three are still more or less immobile, but possibly not for long.

Joshua's been experimenting with his new trick all day long, and Seth. Well, Seth doesn't like that Joshua is about to learn to fly like Wade can fly and like Millie can run, and instead he's stuck in the kiddie bassinet with the baby. Boo.

Millie and Wade though are having a blast. Not as much room to run like at Milliways, but definitely better than being cooped up at home, really.

All in all, when Snow gets back it will be to a lovely and hopefully stress free scene. Because it's the least Claire could do.

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2:02 pm - New Discovery

Joshua is on a play-quilt wriggling around and finding his own toes while Daddy feeds Andrei and Aunt Claire and Seth have a nap. He manages to push himself up to a sitting position, takes a deep breath from the exertion....and a wing disappears. He cries out in surprise, and it pops back out. He blinks a few times, pulls in one wing, then the other, and the squeals in delight and pushes them both back out.

Somebody's learned a new trick.

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Thursday, August 11th, 2005
11:30 pm - Broussard's Bar and Buffalo Wings.
sendpeanutbtr Claire leans on the bar, her feet tucked into the rungs of the barstool, one hand tapping gently on the bar's surface.

"So, what's your story?" the tender asks as he pours her cosmopolitan.

"I just moved here," she smiles and sips her drink. "My friends wanted some help looking after their new baby, and my own baby is still young enough that he wasn't too bothered by the move."

"Was his father bothered much?" he asks casually, wiping down the bar's surface.

"We're not together," she shrugs. "And he'll come visit whenever he can."

She smiles reassuringly. "No drama, I promise."

"Good to know," he nods. "And you're not going to have to run out of here before your shift's over are you, on account of one of those babies has an earache, or something?"

"An earache? No," she shakes her head. "There's enough people who can take care of Seth while I work. If he has to go to the doctor or something, I'll do it on my own time. Not yours."

That should be easy enough, she thinks. She can always drop into Milliways when Seth is sick.

"And I suppose you have papers as legit as that accent of yours, right?" he eyes her levelly.

She hesitates. "Er, they say any day now."

He nods again. "Yeah, they say that and what they mean is you keep payin' your lawyer's retainer until they feel like getting off their asses- - pardon my french."

She offers a dismissive wave and laughs. "That's pretty much it exactly how it's been. My friends have been very helpful through all this."

"Good, good," he smiles at her. Dimples, she notes with a slight twinge, and forces the thought out of her mind. Not the time for that.

"Okay two more questions. How would you make that drink better?" he nods at the martini glass in her hand.

"Er. . . " she pauses and sips it again. "It could use a little more lime to make it more sour, or an orange zest to make it sweeter. I'd prefer it with orange."

"Right, right," he grins and drops an orange curl into her drink . "And how will you reach things on the top shelf?"

She sighs and glances up at the shelf behind him. "I don't suppose you have a stool I can use?"

"You don't mind climbing?"

She makes a face. "Not at all."

"And you're not going to fall?"

"Not on purpose," she smirks.

"You just have the right answer for everything don't you? Now, you know I can't give you a behind the bar job until your papers come through, but you can work for me in the back, keeping track of inventory and stuff. I'll pay you a flat rate, under the table, in cash. And you can move out front once you're legal."

"Thank you," she beams. "Really, you have no idea how grateful I am.'"

"Nonsense. Armand says you know your stuff and I ain't let a woman with a baby go hungry, yet. Don't plan on it anytime soon."

She reaches into her purse for some money but he waves it away. "Keep it. You don't pay here until you've gotten paid, hear me?"

"Yes," she laughs. "Thank you."

"No problem, Claire. Come by Monday and I'll put you to work."

"I will," she promises and climbs off the barstool. Once she's out the door it's nearly all she can do to keep from skipping back to the townhouse.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
12:21 pm

Clutching a tiny red feather from Joshua's wing, Charlie walks down the New Orleans streets to the Mayhew townhouse.

It must be confessed he lingers on the corner for a while. There is a musican playing guitar nearby, yes. But he's also not terribly eager to arrive at his destination. This happens when he's not sure how he'll be received once he gets there.

But. Screw his courage to the sticking place and all that, Charlie climbs the front steps and rings the bell.

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
6:21 pm - A New Arrival


Richard walks into the townhouse beaming with pride, and his new son in his arms.

Amadeo, Gary, Loki, Yamino, David, Claire get in here now!

When they've all assembled, he folds back the blanket.

"I'd like for you all to meet Andrei Gerasimos."

current mood: ecstatic

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Monday, August 8th, 2005
7:38 pm


In the New Orleans house.

Holding Joshua.

And singing.

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11:10 am - Tummy Time

Richard is stretched out on the floor of the nursery with Joshua and encouraging him to crawl.

"C'mon, dolly, you can do it!"

Joshua is chirping and squawking and wriggling as best he can.

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Friday, August 5th, 2005
3:31 pm - News

Richard comes bouncing into the townhouse from the bar shouting at the top of his lungs.

"Amadeo! I need to talk to you now!"

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5:58 pm

Not letting go of Arithon's hand, Bianca leads him through the boathouse and onto her little Australian beach. She walks slowly, not quite taking her eyes off his face.

Six years...

A little white cat meows at them from the front verandah, and Bianca regards her with a sigh.

"Biancafiore, the little princess," she explains to Arithon as she unlocks the door to her old, two-story house.

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Monday, August 1st, 2005
7:52 pm - Post Tamtrum

Richard lets Loki lead him into the townhouse with David shortly behind them. Richard finds Amadeo in the sitting room and pulls him into his lap and wraps around him.

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Monday, July 25th, 2005
7:19 pm - ...in Tokyo

He sits in his bed, a child, shaking even as he sips at his tea. He'd seen Hel, seen Eris...and yet he didn't feel...

He didn't feel. He couldn't. It was too painful, yet.

So there he sits, feeling nothing, sipping tea he can't taste, missing warmth he can't feel.

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Tuesday, July 26th, 2005
2:26 am

David and Charlie enter from Milliways, David pressing Charlie against most any surface he can find.

Lestat'll be glad to know that nothing gets broken, at least, as he takes him upstairs, to his bedroom.

[OOC: I'll be assumin' to the adult-content, then.]

current mood: horny

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Sunday, July 24th, 2005
5:14 pm - Richard Wakes

Richard yawns and stretches and rolls over. His skin is pale and clear and its normal colour, and the tattoos have faded away. He opens his eyes and smiles sweetly at his husband and strokes the beautiful red hair out of his face.

Good evening, Beloved.

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Thursday, July 14th, 2005
3:53 pm - Temporary Sanity

Richard is his normal colour tonight, and wearing his usual jeans and t-shirt instead of the kilt. Loki's found a way to block the madness for a few hours, and Richard is making the most of it. He's on the couch in the sitting room with Loki in child-form wearing yellow footed pyjamas asleep in his lap. There are two small garden snakes curled around his shoulders and a small black puppy asleep at his feet, Ana' is tolerating him for the moment and is asleep on the back of the couch tail swishing into his face every once in a while. Amadeo is curled up next to him holding Joshua, and they're watching a film. Come join them.

{ooc: This post is open to anyone with posting access to TBEW. ^_^}

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Sunday, July 10th, 2005
11:59 am - The House in Tokyo

Riki wriggles out from under Amadeo, grins and blushes at him, and covers him with a quilt. He dresses in the fresh kilt that someone's laid out for him, picks up Joshua, and walks downstairs.

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Saturday, July 9th, 2005
5:05 pm - Returning

Richard slinks back into the house in Tokyo after his conversation with Nick. He's still blushing a little under the blue, and after peeking in on Miki and Joshua, he's looking for Amadeo.

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