mind_game: (fractal)
Jane ([personal profile] mind_game) wrote2013-05-03 04:48 pm

repealing

Time has passed.

Inconsistently.

Jane's network has kept all the Bells' worlds - and every other world with a Janepoint stuck in due to its being attached to Downside - in temporal sync, but when Jane spluttered for just a moment, that was shot to hell.

Peace lost three seconds, because it was where Aegis torched; after that process was complete, Jane was there again. And as soon as a door between Peace and Milliways appeared, she could sync to her ansible hub in the Belltower and, from there, to everywhere else.

Atlantis and Sunshine each stand at about a minute apiece: Shell Bell's aura and Juliet's local copy of Jarvis both enabled them to get to Milliways immediately, pausing their homeworlds as standard for occasions when someone walks into the bar. Shell Bell's the one who connected Peace.

Everyone else was running on luck.

Luckiest is Rainbow, which lost only five hours.

Next is Alethia; in spite of Sherlock's mishap, it's fared reasonably well, spending only six weeks isolated.

Syntropy's just a little worse - seven weeks.

Origin waited two months.

Eos waited three.

Thilanushinyel, ten.

Everyone else is out a decade at least. Samaria's ten years, almost ten and a half.

Aurum is out eleven.

Rêverie has been separated for sixteen years.

All the Bells - and Elspeth, who was stuck in Downside for a day and a half on her end and whose mother was very upset - are collected in the Belltower, as are two Bell-attached Sherlocks who happened to be along for the ride. They all memorize this list of numbers. Aegis replaces her earpiece. And then they all go home to notify their loved ones and staff that there's a party cooking in the Belltower.

(Shell Bell, who has no particular cause on her own account to be distressed, sends her Sherlock to invite Tony in while she refits the Belltower to suit a party of a peal of Bells and their larger-than-last-encountered families and circles of friends.)
bellfounding: (d ~ talkative)

[personal profile] bellfounding 2013-05-06 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
The Bells want to opt in to this ramble!
neverbeatme: Frowning. Confused or upset. (ℤ given pause)

[personal profile] neverbeatme 2013-07-25 09:55 pm (UTC)(link)
[...I'm half what?] says James, privately to Jane. And Slipstick.
neverbeatme: Wearing a suit. (ℝ deadly serious)

[personal profile] neverbeatme 2013-07-25 09:58 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yeah, it was news.]
prima_sequentem: (ℚ in the details)

[personal profile] prima_sequentem 2013-07-25 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[Not to me,] says Slipstick. [I guess Chris didn't tell you yet. We're half Eshvoi. Talented with languages, receptive to shapeshifting magic, a few nice little boosts that will probably be drowned out by the fact that you're the Slayer.]
prima_sequentem: (ℚ all kinds of innocent)

[personal profile] prima_sequentem 2013-07-25 10:05 pm (UTC)(link)
[I don't think there's a reasonable way you could've known that we might not know about it,] says Slipstick, [unless you knew our family situation.]