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Juliet had kind of missed the whole ponies thing, which would make her sad if she hadn't been spending the days in Regency England. It felt like she'd just fallen into Jane Austen, even if it was a little annoying that people kept asking where her escort was. (Juliet had learned to smile brightly and look right past these people, as if searching for someone far more interesting.)

She came back to the island with her prizes -- two new frocks of summer muslin, a bright-tinted bonnet, and an edition of Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare. She paged through the stories with one hand while she ate some genuine Regency lemon candies with the other, door open in case anyone interesting came down the hall.

[OOC: Open post!]

Date: 2011-07-12 02:25 pm (UTC)
stars_and_money: (Lazy time.)
From: [personal profile] stars_and_money
Well, someone interesting was going to come down the hall, waltz right in, and flop down right on her bed, a Regency-fashionable scarf around his neck.

"Whatcha readin', sis?"

Date: 2011-07-12 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twintuitionist.livejournal.com
"Illustrated Shakespeare," Juliet said, leaving out the bit where it was supposed to be for kids. She didn't look up as she reached to tug on his scarf. "Oooh. Nice souvenir."

Date: 2011-07-12 02:52 pm (UTC)
stars_and_money: (Could be good.)
From: [personal profile] stars_and_money
"Got a shirt too," Jeremy shared, smugly, not that he didn't think she'd gotten a bunch of stuff too. "Way retro but I dig them that way."

Date: 2011-07-12 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twintuitionist.livejournal.com
"I got some dresses," Juliet shared. "It's so vintage, isn't it? I could probably stay here."

She contemplated this.

"For a while, anyhow. They don't have telephones, so not forever."

Date: 2011-07-12 03:10 pm (UTC)
stars_and_money: (One of those faces.)
From: [personal profile] stars_and_money
"They don't have good music, or TV, or the internet, either," Jeremy pointed out, sighing. "I don't know, it's a nice vacation but I wouldn't wanna live here. It's all a little too... proper."

Date: 2011-07-12 03:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twintuitionist.livejournal.com
"Yeah, but I kind of like that," Juliet said. "It's nice to be proper once in a while."

She'd last about thirty seconds if she took it seriously, of course.

Date: 2011-07-12 03:25 pm (UTC)
stars_and_money: (See my side.)
From: [personal profile] stars_and_money
"Really?" Jeremy questioned, raising his eyebrows. "Dude, I think there are way more rules for you here than there are for me. And there are a lot of rules for me."

Jeremy didn't do so well with etiquette.

Date: 2011-07-12 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twintuitionist.livejournal.com
"Yes," Juliet insisted, and then set the book aside as she wavered. "Okay, so maybe needing an escort would get really old. But there's courting! It's romantic."

Date: 2011-07-12 05:27 pm (UTC)
stars_and_money: (That's how it crumbles.)
From: [personal profile] stars_and_money
"It seems like a too much of a hassle," Jeremy decided, lips twisting with doubt. "I don't know, I like girls to be more independent."

Date: 2011-07-12 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twintuitionist.livejournal.com
"You like girls who throw themselves at you," Juliet said, but without any real malice.

Date: 2011-07-12 05:57 pm (UTC)
stars_and_money: ([plot] Animal: Marmoset.)
From: [personal profile] stars_and_money
Jeremy still frowned at her a bit. "Well yeah, but --"

He probably thought he had something stellar to say in his defence, but he wasn't going to get to say it. Oh no. What he was going to get to do was suddenly feeling like he was shrinking, which he was.

And lo, there was a small monkey – a tuft-eared marmoset, in fact – sitting where Jeremy had just been.

Date: 2011-07-12 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twintuitionist.livejournal.com
"Jeremy!" Juliet shrieked, because that was totally going to improve the situation, "Turn back right this instant!"

Yes. That would work.

Date: 2011-07-12 06:17 pm (UTC)
stars_and_money: ([plot] Animal: Marmoset.)
From: [personal profile] stars_and_money
Yes. Jeremy was giving her quite a good marmoset-approximation of an exasperated look.

//I would if I could, Jules! I don't even know what I am!//

He hadn't quite yet realized she couldn't understand him.

Date: 2011-07-12 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twintuitionist.livejournal.com
Juliet sighed and leaned closer, though she kept the book at hand in case whatever Jeremy was decided to bite.

"What kind of weird monkey thing are you, anyhow?" she asked, poking a tufted ear experimentally with a fingertip. "You have funny ears."

Date: 2011-07-12 06:33 pm (UTC)
stars_and_money: ([plot] Animal: Marmoset.)
From: [personal profile] stars_and_money
//That tickles!// Jeremy chittered, and used one of his weetiny little hands to rub at the ear she'd poked at. //I'm still cute right?//

He had his priorities.

Date: 2011-07-12 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twintuitionist.livejournal.com
"You're kind of cute," Juliet said, unaware she was answering his question. "Well. Cute in an ugly way."

She ran her fingertip lightly along the ridge of his back. "Is this, like, payback for me being a puppy?"

Date: 2011-07-12 06:50 pm (UTC)
stars_and_money: ([plot] Animal: Marmoset.)
From: [personal profile] stars_and_money
//It totally is,// Jeremy decided as he settled down to let himself be petted. //... Wait, cute in an ugly way?//

He was offended. He hadn't seen himself, but he was still offended. Albeit not much.

Date: 2011-07-12 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twintuitionist.livejournal.com
"Are you getting offended?" Juliet asked, laughing a bit. "Oh -- here, let me show you in a mirror."

She reached to put Jeremy over her shoulder and walked him over to her dresser. "See? Ugly-cute. Very chic."

Date: 2011-07-12 07:33 pm (UTC)
stars_and_money: ([plot] Animal: Marmoset.)
From: [personal profile] stars_and_money
//What? I think that's totally cute! ... Well, okay, I'm not really sure about the sideburns and the coloring could be a little more interesting, and my face is kind of a mess but still. Cute cute!//

Sadly, all that she'd get from that was a whole lot of awkward pointing at the mirror.

Date: 2011-07-12 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twintuitionist.livejournal.com
"Yes, that's really you," Juliet said, misunderstanding the pointing. "See, he's pointing while you do."

She frowned a bit. "Do you know what you eat? Because all I can think of is bananas."
Edited Date: 2011-07-12 07:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-07-12 07:50 pm (UTC)
stars_and_money: ([plot] Animal: Marmoset.)
From: [personal profile] stars_and_money
Jeremy was going to ignore the fact that she seemed to think he was dumber than usual, and instead focused on trying to shake his little marmoset head at the question.

No, he didn't know what to eat. Though he suspected bananas would be fine.

Date: 2011-07-12 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twintuitionist.livejournal.com
"I guess we'll figure it out as we go along," Juliet said. "And hey, at least whatever you are seems to be cool, right?"

Monkeys were automatically cool. Even if they were kinda ugly, in a cute way.

Date: 2011-07-12 08:12 pm (UTC)
stars_and_money: ([plot] Animal: Marmoset.)
From: [personal profile] stars_and_money
Jeremy made a sound that was probably meant to be an indignant sort of snort. Of course he was cool. Please, he always was.

Just ignore that he was having to perch on his sister's shoulder, and would probably be doing that for some days.

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