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The Queen leads Johnny Smith through the forest of Milliways. And at some point . . .

. . . at some point, it is no longer the forest of Milliways, but a grove of unfamiliar and unearthly trees.

A horse, white as milk, unshod, with small silver bells all along its mane and bridle, is tethered there, calmly cropping grass.

Date: 2008-08-28 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ushouldcwhatic.livejournal.com
Johnny glanced over at her with some skeptical disbelief.

"Stars that sing?" He just knows them as giant balls of gas in space.

Date: 2008-09-08 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ushouldcwhatic.livejournal.com
"You mean technology? Science? Most of us humans consider it pretty important."

Date: 2008-09-19 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ushouldcwhatic.livejournal.com
"Actually it's freed us, we've explored even the oceans and space."

But he fell silent a moment later, and went back to observing.

Date: 2008-09-24 12:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ushouldcwhatic.livejournal.com
Johnny turned to her.

"Think I'm seeing what you're getting at, and yes. We needed the lumber, and the land."

Date: 2008-09-25 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ushouldcwhatic.livejournal.com
"Because a lot of people don't see forests, they just see the trees."

Date: 2008-10-03 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ushouldcwhatic.livejournal.com
He paused, considering.

"Before I first came to Milliways, a forest was just a forest. Nothing else. Just saw trees."

Date: 2008-10-03 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ushouldcwhatic.livejournal.com
"I got lost in the forest once too. I see both, and I don't think I'd get lost this time."

Date: 2008-10-05 04:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ushouldcwhatic.livejournal.com
A subtle jolt to his senses, but this wasn't due to visions. It related to more ordinary senses as he blinked and then glanced at the approaching beings. It was a sight, even to someone now familiar with the strangeness of the bar.

"...Thank you, your majesty," he finally said.

Date: 2008-10-07 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ushouldcwhatic.livejournal.com
Felt like he was still in a vision or a dream as he dismounted. He quietly took her hand to be lead along inside.

Date: 2008-10-26 06:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ushouldcwhatic.livejournal.com
Johnny sat down near her, "Something light perhaps, please."

But as his hand reached for a glass of wine, he paused, unsure. Unsure of what he was seeing. Unsure what was going on.

Date: 2008-10-26 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ushouldcwhatic.livejournal.com
"I don't know, might be nothing. Or another clue. I couldn't really tell."

Date: 2008-12-03 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ushouldcwhatic.livejournal.com
(ooc: *curses LJ for losing the notif* Sorry for the extreme lateness and would love to continue to a finish if you still want to)

"Not sure if I seeing something more, or just shadows. Something about time." He reached for the wine again but did not drink yet.

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