Karla had been packing for her move to Haven, to spend a few months being an unofficial Queen to a village full of refugee Black Widows. Had been, however, because 'packing' apparently meant 'getting chased of her chambers by Helene and several other maids while they packed because no guest leaving SaDiablo Hall would ever be seen unpacking the mess that Karla considered properly packed, which, for the record, she should be ashamed of herself for.' There had been more, but Karla had taken the better part of valour and
scurried away to hide
regally decamped to one of the gardens on the far side of the Hall.
Lesson learned: don't bundle up clothes and shove them into a pack. Hearth witches got testy about things like that.
enjoying the sunlight for about an hour when the coven piled out of the Hall to find her. Apparently a package had arrived from Emma
and if there was one thing they'd learned by now, mail from Emma meant embarrassment for some and hilarity for everyone else.
"Were you expecting anything?" "Is it from that store?" "Did she include a note?" "Open! Open it! Hurry! I want to see what she sent!" "Ten silvermarks says it's going to make the boyos blush!" "Too easy! Fifteen gold says it make ths High Lord put up an aural shield when he finds out about it." "Do you think this one runs on batteries, too? I want one like Karla has."
That last earned several scandalized gasps. "KALUSH!!!"
"What?" Kalush just laughed at them, tossing her dark hair over her shoulder. "Not all of us get to enjoy a lover before the summer is out, Karla. Morghann.
At which point Karla managed to open the box before the conversation could involve any further mention of her own purchases from Dite's. There was a moment of hushed silence as they stared at the contents of the package
. Karla was the first to break down into giggles, especially when she saw that Emma had made sure to include a special adornment
to show that they were meant to be Kaeleeran, err, candies. Her laughter triggered the others and soon they were laughing so hard there were tears in their eyes.
"The second one is for you lot to split amongst yourselves," Karla said, wiping her face. "Who wants to borrow a knife from the boyos so you can divvy it up?"
"No, no!" Gabrielle said between gasps. "We should wait until they're around and then take bites off of it!"
"Dibs on the tip!" Morghann said.
"And look!" Kalush announced, snagging a smaller package within the box. "Emma sent batteries, too!" Which just set Karla to facepalming and the rest of them to laughing even harder. Yup. Embarrassing one, amusing to everyone else. Good show.[NFB, open for folks in Kaeleer, phone calls, whatever! Second and third links NSFW!]