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Mira Hidalgo ([personal profile] exnihilo) wrote2014-12-23 03:59 pm

11. Aquarelle

[Filtered away from Mal, Iris, and Cassel]

If you know that you were going to lose all your episodic memory - everything you've done, everyone you know - what would you try to record? Would you want your new self to know anything about you at all?


[Gift List:]

Abigail Hobbs - a sprig of mistletoe, without the usual holiday effects, sharpened to a dart on one end, leaves still present on the other.

Arthas Menethil - more spikes. Various sizes, ranging from sartorial to architectural, with one-use adhesive so he can place them as he sees fit.

Barbara Gordon - a dress coat of the same palette- and pattern-mimicking metamaterial as my stealth sheath dress, and some extra fabric to do with as she likes.

Cassel Sharpe - my old skeleton key. He's a warden, so that should be alright.


[The item in question is actually a very sophisticated piece of equipment, a rapid code-generating fractal-based tool for hacking passwords, electronic locks, and other digital barriers. For convenience, it generally looks like an old silver key, simultaneously smooth and ornate; the grooves and shadowy intricacies of darker tarnish and brighter polish are difficult for the eye to follow for long. It's heavy for its size, can fold to any port it needs to.]

Helena - a private mini-fridge and freezer combination, with a palm lock, and snacks she'll like inside.

Iris Wildthyme - a presentient AI, Turing 0.2, with standard engineering modules, to help with her robotics projects.

Luna Lovegood - a book of riddles without answers provided. Pens in several whimsical colors.

Mal - a variety of clip-on epaulettes, including her proper rank, excessive gilt, and symbols absurd and obscene. Anonymously, please also give her gothic opera glasses, depicting the hunt, and a single red herring. Smoked.

Merriel Shelton - that viciously spiced apple-habanero pie Darling fed me on our first date. Served piping hot, as it was to me.

Mickey Milkovich - a book of dirty French.

Stephen Hart - an atmosphere module. One of the good ones, with scents and humidity levels and customizable sound mixes.

Touko Fukawa - one of the nice memories she's lost. Can you do that?

And you should give yourself a first name, if you ever wanted one. Faramond, maybe.

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