atouts: (045; knight of pentacles)
john childermass ([personal profile] atouts) wrote in [community profile] lostcarnival 2017-05-15 03:20 am (UTC)

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If there was ever going to be a time to pinpoint "worst moments from the carnival", this would undoubtedly end up in the top five if only because it means he did, at this particular point in time, manage to do something more embarrassing with his teleporting around than Strange ever has (at least, to Childermass's knowledge). He had been aiming for "somewhere near the Nightrider's trailer", not exactly where he was at this given moment. Well, magic can be fickle. Not a lesson he needed reminding of, yet there it is all the same.

Apparently, it can also be wet since that's the first startled thought to enter the magician's mind when he steps out into what can only be a steaming hot shower. That anyone would be taking a shower in the dark is mind-boggling, but that's a complaint he'll have to go over later because his second thought is that he's walked right into someone — in their shower — and that someone is grabbing the front of his shirt.

This has Childermass backtracking wildly, grappling with the same big of magic that brought him here in the first place and throwing himself back through the shadows. The first inclination is, naturally, to get the hell out of there. Too bad he's about to find that, firstly, with water on the mind that's going to put him tumbling out through an overhanging branch's shadow cast across the water of the carnival's lake. It's a drop-off rather than a shallow part, so he at least won't run into anything when spat out directly below the surface.

Secondly, whoever latched onto him back there? They're coming along for the ride. Enjoy the suddenly cold water, Lambert, because it's about to be everywhere.

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