||[Nov. 22nd, 2004|08:43 pm]
Captain Lajos Tantony
Anybody need anything from Escrow? Because that's where I am going tomorrow or the day afterwards. Sergeant Featherstone has just brought back a scruffy, smelly fellow who was stealing Chirm sprouts (imagine that: stealing! Chirm! sprouts!!), and it turns out he's actually somebody about whom the commander of the Escrow Watch clacksed me a few days ago. So I am going to take him over there, and return the next day. This week is going to be the full moon again (so soon already??), and I'm not travelling after nightfall.|
Beth is a bit
miffed worried about me going, but it is my job, after all. And I am certainly neither going alone nor doing anything dangerous. And he's got Otto for company, and can go to the Castle to see her Ladyship and Perks if he still gets bored.
I think protest is futile, right?
Yes, totally, I'm afraid. I have to do that; it's my job.
I understand all that, Lajos! Also that you've got to go yourself and talk to that colleague or whatever. Just not why I can't come and get you afterwards. Your men can take your horse back.
A vampire flying in with a basket of sausage rolls during a state of quasi-siege is good.
A vampire flying off leaving them to slowly trek home in bad weather is bad.
I'm glad they like you so far; I'm not going to jeopardise that by using you as a privilege.
Also, I will probably drink with the commander of the Escrow Watch till all hours. And some watchmen alongside. And some secret and very workable agreements will be reached.
We sometimes need to work for the meaning of the law outside the formal and slow procedures of the law. That's what this sort of thing is good for.
I understand it. I understood it before. I just don't like it.
Would you like me to explain again? Beth, this is a) harmless and b) necessary.
You don't have to explain. I understand it!! I just don't like it, and no amount of logic will make me.
And I'm not angry or miffed or anything, I just don't like it and would rather you wouldn't stay overnight in Escrow. That's all.
They're smaller than Bonk, but they're not going to let in werewolves or anything, Beth! Nor will any de Magpyrs come and harm me; Lacrimosa is safely in a jar, Vlad is in Lancre, and the rest is cowed by the Lancre witches.
I'd just rather you were where I am in the night of the full moon. Especially after what happened the last full moon.