tryingitall: (angelproofing)
The Angel Balthazar ([personal profile] tryingitall) wrote in [community profile] kore_logs2013-08-14 10:52 pm

Blackout, House 11

Who: Balthazar, Rat and Open!
What: Lights are out. They should build a pillowfort and tell scary stories, right?
When: Day 101
Where: House 11, with possible visits around town by Balthazar, should anyone want that.

All right, so the blackout is, in itself, not terribly alarming. Inconvenient, yes, but provided the weather stays tolerably warm and nothing horrible comes out of the woods to kill them, it's just annoying.

At least in the short term. In the long term, water will need to be boiled and distilled, food storage will have to be tweaked, etc. Balthazar's hoping it won't come to that. Right now, it seems best to treat this as temporary.

On the second day after the lights go out, he's taken the initiative to snag some supplies from the store and junkpiles around town and created a couple makeshift light sources: three candles and an oil lamp in an empty wine bottle. The dim glow is visible from outside the house, a small circle of golden flames. Combine it with a little of the moonshine he's gotten from Ellen and it's almost festive, in a rustic sort of way.
bluesrat: (whut?)

Re: Open! But Raphael is meddling

[personal profile] bluesrat 2013-08-19 11:09 am (UTC)(link)
Rat hasn't been staying there long, and he never ventures past the ground floor because he's not sure he has the right to go wandering into what might be private rooms. Sounds in the kitchen catch his attention, though, so he ducks his head through the doorway and squints into the shadowy space. "...Balthazar? Hello?"
servingmichael: (At ease here)

[personal profile] servingmichael 2013-08-19 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
"Right family, wrong brother." It's causal, calm and quiet, Raphael idly stroking the spigot over the sink. He's cleaning it, though you'd have to be another angel to see what he's doing. "I believe he's out currently."

He turns, looking over. If he's surprised that it's Rat, it doesn't show.
bluesrat: (cautious)

[personal profile] bluesrat 2013-08-20 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
He freezes, in the doorway, and not just to give his eyes time to adjust. "...Ah. Don't I kn-Sorry, I mean... I'm not interrupting, am I?" His brain trips over what to say as he's caught off guard by fragments of dream memories. Rat knows him, but he's not sure he's supposed to.
servingmichael: (Angelic headtilt)

[personal profile] servingmichael 2013-08-24 08:11 am (UTC)(link)
"Not at all, I was just cleaning up." He also recognized Rat, but didn't acknowledge it yet. "Where you looking for him?" Distantly it amused Raphael, how the angels tended to gather pets. He wasn't surprised Balthazar would be attracted to a musician.
bluesrat: (whut?)

[personal profile] bluesrat 2013-08-25 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
", not really. I just heard somebody out here and I guess I assumed- do you live here too? I'm sorry, I wasn't trying to intrude..." He looks sheepish, takes a step back, and the door frame knocks his hat from behind and nearly over his eyes.
servingmichael: (It's simple really)

[personal profile] servingmichael 2013-08-30 12:29 am (UTC)(link)
"No. My brothers do, so I drop in often to see them. They are all younger than me, you see." Even if they didn't need him to take care of them. That didn't stop him from trying. "You aren't intruding, no reason to be nervous."
bluesrat: (cautious)

[personal profile] bluesrat 2013-09-01 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
"...Balthazar hasn't really explained the family structure..." Rat smiles weakly, and leans in the doorway, trying to look more casual than he feels. It's a little unnerving to finally meet somebody you've only seen in a dream, before, and realize you're a guest in their house.

"I'm just... couch-crashing for a little while, I think."
servingmichael: (At ease here)

[personal profile] servingmichael 2013-09-05 08:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"He's one of the youngest. I'm the eldest here. The others can fill you in as they like." He wasn't going to out Gabriel yet.

"If he invited you, then it's not of concern to me. Chuck may enjoy a break from us." Humans...probably should be around other humans, not just angels.
bluesrat: (profile)

[personal profile] bluesrat 2013-09-07 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
"I don't think I've met everybody yet. Mostly I'm just trying to stay out of the way." Chuck he's met, although he's not sure the twitchy human is all that pleased to have him around. Rat's too polite to say so aloud.

"Thank you. For your... blessing, or something."
servingmichael: (Quiet serene gaze)

[personal profile] servingmichael 2013-09-07 07:18 am (UTC)(link)
"Likely not, we're like a clowder of cats really." Raphael thinks Chuck needs more time around humans and less around hunters, personally, but he won't push. Yet.

"You're welcome." The phase gets a twitch of a smile out of him.
bluesrat: (friendly)

[personal profile] bluesrat 2013-09-11 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
Rat rubs his chin- he needs a shave, although he's availed himself of the shower gratefully since coming to the house. "Yeah, Balthazar's pretty catlike, now that you mention it." Of course, Raphael is the one creeping around quietly in the dark.
servingmichael: (Angelic headtilt)

[personal profile] servingmichael 2013-09-11 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
Raphael creeps a lot, which...probably isn't a good thing for most. "Yes, he can be. How well do you know him?" And he'll just peek inside Rat's head to see what he does know, in case he decides to lie.
bluesrat: (thinky)

[personal profile] bluesrat 2013-09-18 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm... not sure. Maybe not as well as I feel like I do..." He knows, rationally, what Balthazar is. He has a hard time seeing him as anything but a human with some extra magic powers, though. He tries, but religion is a slightly awkward thing when it's shoved in your face, and it's easier just to think of him as just a guy.

"He saved my life, though, and he's been a good friend since I found myself here."
servingmichael: (Default)

[personal profile] servingmichael 2013-09-19 08:00 am (UTC)(link)
"That tends to be true of all of my siblings." Raphael both cared and didn't - so long as he or his siblings weren't being challenged or taken advantage of, he didn't care what others thought of them.

Unless it was Michael. Then he cared.

"Did he? What trouble did you find yourself in?"
bluesrat: (sheepish grin)

[personal profile] bluesrat 2013-09-19 11:12 am (UTC)(link)
"Oh, back when... well, there was a fire, in the woods, and a lot of people were running around trying to help with a plan that went wrong, and he found me and got me out of the fire. Plus he's invited me here, and I'm more grateful for that than I know how to make him understand." He smiles gently. Rat takes any favor as a big one, really.
servingmichael: (Default)

[personal profile] servingmichael 2013-09-22 06:52 am (UTC)(link)
"The fire was rather inconvenient, it's good that were uninjured." He was still hostile over, as it had caught his family up in it, had lead to is brother being injured. "But I'm sure he's more aware than you realize."

Raphael motioned to the taps. "The water here is safe to drink, it might not be so other places. So unless you boil it first, only drink, cook food, or bath here, until the power is back." It's part of why he was here, after all.
bluesrat: (profile)

[personal profile] bluesrat 2013-09-23 11:12 am (UTC)(link)
"It was more the smoke that was the problem, for me..." He drifts over, curious, but of course there's no changes to the taps that he can see. "...Oh. Thank you. I mean that. I guess this place is really falling apart, that we have to worry about it at all."
servingmichael: (Default)

[personal profile] servingmichael 2013-09-26 05:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"That tends to be for most people." No changes, just a little angel mojo. "You're welcome. And yes, without power, there's more issues than most here realize."
bluesrat: (thinky)

[personal profile] bluesrat 2013-09-27 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
"I guess I'm used to doing without, and scrounging, but for that to work the system has to be working for everyone else..." He's been thinking about this, and while it's nice to finally be on the same level with everyone else again, it's also harder not to have anyone better off to turn to.
servingmichael: (Irked)

[personal profile] servingmichael 2013-10-01 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
"No one should be in the position." It's said firmly, almost righteously. Whatever impression Raphael may have left on Rat, this is clear: he means this, utterly and wholly, no one should be without such basics.
bluesrat: (cautious)

[personal profile] bluesrat 2013-10-02 12:34 am (UTC)(link)
The eyebrows rise, and Rat almost takes half a step back. For just a brief moment, he really sees that utter implacable conviction that embodies all that angels are made to be, and it scares him just a little. Sure, right now it's in his favor, but Rat is a deep thinker and some part of his brain is already throwing up the idea that this kind of righteous certainty could be dangerous.

"Um... thanks. I mean, I'm glad we've got you looking out for us." He manages a smile anyway, but his mind is spinning quietly.
servingmichael: (On my throne)

[personal profile] servingmichael 2013-10-02 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
It is dangerous - Raphael would be the last to deny that. Look what Lucifer did with it? Look where Raphael is willing to go with it. But here, in this place, it's turned towards protecting the humans here and his (righteous) indignation turned on those who would arrange such suffering as well as have the arrogance to cage archangels. "You're welcome."
bluesrat: (cautious)

[personal profile] bluesrat 2013-10-02 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
"Is... there any way I can return the favor? Sorry I don't have much to offer..." He just hopes he isn't getting himself in trouble with this, but it only seems right, even if he is talking to a terrifying, ancient, absolute being.
servingmichael: (Angelic headtilt)

[personal profile] servingmichael 2013-10-02 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
"Which implies you have something to offer." It's a touch amused. "If I was going to insist upon repayment, I would have said so first. But I admit to being curious what you are willing to offer."
bluesrat: (sheepish grin)

[personal profile] bluesrat 2013-10-02 01:21 am (UTC)(link)
Rat rubs the back of his neck, sheepish and slightly uneasy. "Just music, I guess. I used to be a music teacher... I'm not sure anything else I can do would be of much use to you."

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