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Why Tim felt the need to run outside the moment he woke up he wasn't sure. Assure himself everything was still standing perhaps?

That had been...a most unpleasant dream, to say the least. And now there was another thing he needed to do.

He called Gwynn. He couldn't remember precisely, but the dream had left him with a sick fear for her in his heart.

[For Gwynn mostly, but open.]

Date: 2012-07-30 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notafairmaiden.livejournal.com
Gwynn was at his place when her cell phone rang and she reached for it immediately.

"Tim?!"

Date: 2012-07-30 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grand-fallguy.livejournal.com
Oh thank God.

"Gwynn! Jesus it's good to hear your voice."

Date: 2012-07-30 03:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notafairmaiden.livejournal.com
"Tim, what's going on? I haven't been able to get your phone to ring for a week and then I couldn't find Fandom to see if you were still there."

Date: 2012-07-30 03:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grand-fallguy.livejournal.com
Tim's memories of the other Tim's past before last week were very hazy. But he knew that Gwynn had not been there. And on that island, that hadn't boded well.

"I'm not completely sure to be honest. But it seems like we were all stuck in some alternate universe for a week. Some woman named Umbrage had taken over the island."

Date: 2012-07-30 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notafairmaiden.livejournal.com
"Umbridge." The name came out as a hiss. She remembered when that bitch had taken over the island and had hurt people and Gwynn had to close her eyes to push the memories away.

"She was an evil woman. She tried to take over the school one year and she ended up being imprisoned."

Date: 2012-07-30 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grand-fallguy.livejournal.com
"I guess in the world we all got shunted to, she'd won. The place was in pretty sorry shape and...and she had some kind of mental control over some of us. A powerful spell of some kind."

Date: 2012-07-30 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notafairmaiden.livejournal.com
"Something happened, you sound upset." Her voice was soft. "Come home?"

Date: 2012-07-30 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grand-fallguy.livejournal.com
Something had happened all right. He didn't have any memories of specifically doing anything to anyone, but Leda sure hadn't been happy to see him.

"Yeah that's the plan. Just lemme grab my stuff and I'll catch the next portal. I love you." Why did it feel like it'd been so long since he'd said that?

Date: 2012-07-30 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notafairmaiden.livejournal.com
"I love you, too," she said softly. "I'll see you soon."

Date: 2012-07-30 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grand-fallguy.livejournal.com
want to do a post in her apartment or continue from here?

Date: 2012-07-30 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grand-fallguy.livejournal.com
A short time later, Tim arrived back in New York. He never thought he'd think that traveling by portal was too slow.

"Hey." he smiled at her as if he hadn't seen her in a long time.

Date: 2012-07-30 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notafairmaiden.livejournal.com
She smiled back, her eyes full of concern as she went to hug him.

"It was bad."

It wasn't a question. She could tell from the way he was acting. "Tell me that some hellspawn version of me wasn't there and tormenting you."

She hated it when that happened.

Date: 2012-07-30 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grand-fallguy.livejournal.com
Tim took a long time answering. Partly because he also kissed her like he hadn't seen her in a long time. Finally, he swallowed and spoke;

"You...you weren't there. I don't know, or don't remember why, but you weren't there."

Date: 2012-07-30 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notafairmaiden.livejournal.com
She stroked her hand gently down his face.

"I'm here, now," she assured him. "If I wasn't there, it was because of something bad because you know I would never have left you alone in a world like that."

Date: 2012-07-30 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grand-fallguy.livejournal.com
Every time that other him had come close to thinking about Gwynn, the imperio stopped him. So, yeah he'd suspected something bad had happened to her.

"You know," he said, after a moment. "I'm a magic user. And sometimes, magic scares the shit out of me. The idea, that someone could hurt you. And still make me take their side, or, or turn me into a monster who would hurt children..."

He didn't know what he'd done to Leda to make her so murderous.

Date: 2012-07-30 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notafairmaiden.livejournal.com
"They may have used me as an example for you and when you couldn't save me, your pain and emotions would have made it easier for them to use magic on you that would make you choose their side." She brushed a lock of hair from his head. "Eve explained that to me one time when she was grieving over pain her daughter had gone through in one of those weird worlds from Fandom."

Date: 2012-07-30 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grand-fallguy.livejournal.com
Tim had to take a moment to work that one out. He would have thought the opposite, that his anger would have provided a focus to resist. On the other hand...

"Whenever I thought about you last week, it was painful. And now that I think about it, whatever spell that woman used seemed to make it soothing to just, not think about it."

Date: 2012-07-30 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notafairmaiden.livejournal.com
"Then she probably had had something very bad done to me, Tim." In fact, the way Tim was describing it, she was probably killed in that world.

"You're home and I'm here and we're both safe."

Date: 2012-07-31 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grand-fallguy.livejournal.com
Tim kissed her again, as if to confirm what she had just said. "I know I just said it, but I love you."

Date: 2012-07-31 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notafairmaiden.livejournal.com
"You can say it as often as you like and I love you. We will be together as long as we want to be and no one can take that away from us, I promise."

Date: 2012-07-31 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grand-fallguy.livejournal.com
Tim decided not to go into details about how he had ended up in that other world. It didn't seem important now, and it would only upset her anyway.

"You know, I'm torn between asking if you want to go out for the evening or if I'd rather just stay in." he said honestly. There hadn't been a lot of fun having in that other fandom.

Date: 2012-08-01 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notafairmaiden.livejournal.com
Oh yes. She never handled it well when bad things happened to him.

"We could stay in, Tim," she said with a smile. "I don't mind."

Date: 2012-08-01 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grand-fallguy.livejournal.com
It was at about that time, that Hobson entered the room with hot cocoa, tea, and cookies. Made, of course, just like Gwynn and Tim liked it. The cat-like visage of the Hobgoblin butler was impassive as usual, but his eyes shone with warmth.

"It is a pleasure to see you back and whole Master Desmond." he said, setting the tray down on the table by the couch.

Tim smiled at him, then turned back to Gwynn. "Guess we're staying in."

Date: 2012-08-02 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notafairmaiden.livejournal.com
Gwynn laughed softly. "Guess that we are."

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