sharpasfire: (Diplomacy is telling you to rot in hell)
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[Somebody decided to use the fact that it's a hundred degrees outside to wear heavy robes and light candles for meditation practice, because that's how firebenders roll. This is probably the most peaceful looking Azula has seemed in...well, ages. So clearly this must be rectified and ruined immediately...]

Date: 2010-10-01 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Azula, hey, could you do me a favor?

Date: 2010-10-01 03:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[opens one eye. slightly]

What is it?

Date: 2010-10-01 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Could you hold Shelley for a couple minutes? I've kind of been doing it for a while and she's in some sort of "I'm going to start crying if I'm not being held" phase and my arms are kind of cramping.

Date: 2010-10-01 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
What's wrong with putting it on a pillow? It will remain undamaged.

Date: 2010-10-01 03:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Then let it cry itself out. Giving in to such trivial demands will only encourage it.
Edited Date: 2010-10-01 03:51 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-10-01 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[trying her hardest not to look really judgmental here really]

... Azula...

Date: 2010-10-01 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not being held won't damage it, Ty Lee. If anything it will teach that mechanical brain to pick and choose its battles.
Edited Date: 2010-10-01 04:22 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-10-01 04:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
But that's just... I can't just...


Date: 2010-10-01 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're not hurting it, Ty Lee. If it were a real child you'd be doing it a favor.

Date: 2010-10-01 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Princess Azula, it's a robot, or... something! It'll just keep going forever because robots don't need to catch their breath, and I'll just feel guiltier and guiltier!

Date: 2010-10-01 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You said it yourself, it's a machine. There's no point in feeling guilt over something that doesn't genuinely feel anything in return for you.

[sighs and gestures for her to come over where she's sitting] But, very well, give it here and you can go stretch or eat; whatever task you were neglecting because of this annoyance.

Date: 2010-10-01 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[VICTORY, coming over and holding the eggbaby out]

Stretching, mostly. Thanks.

Date: 2010-10-01 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Then I'll expect you to take it back within five minutes.

[picks it up by the blanket, the way you'd carry a weight for arm strength exercises. The egg probably looks bewildered, but Azula's already closed her eyes as she continues to hold it out at arm's length and generally going back to meditating]

Date: 2010-10-01 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[not opening her eyes]

What is it now?

Date: 2010-10-01 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[... okay no nevermind, just sighing and hoping the baby doesn't start crying or something]

... nevermind, I'll just start on my stretches.

Date: 2010-10-01 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[it's making this face, but is too discombobulated to know what's going on in order to cry]

Date: 2010-10-01 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[... oh god]

-- Azula, do you mind if I adjust your posture just a teensy bit, please?

Date: 2010-10-01 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Why? My posture is perfectly straight.

Date: 2010-10-01 05:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's mostly the, um. Arms.

Date: 2010-10-01 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll alternate so they get equal time for isometrics.

Date: 2010-10-01 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's just I've been holding her for hours now, and I kinda figured out how the best way is so she doesn't start freaking out...

Date: 2010-10-01 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It looks fine to me.

[okay that sounds more like a threat for the egg to stay fine than an observation of its health but there's crying per se]

Date: 2010-10-01 05:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Azula, her eyes are little Xes! That's kind of like a universal "not in a good place" sign, you know? It'll just take a moment, I swear.

Date: 2010-10-01 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Maybe they're squeezed shut because it's trying to sleep. Why does it matter how it's held, I'm already holding it.

Date: 2010-10-01 05:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There are tons of different ways to hold things, and how you hold them makes a difference. And it would be like a straight line if her eyes were closed.

Date: 2010-10-01 05:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[actually opens her eyes at that]

It could be trying very hard to sleep and not quite succeeding.

[though does look at the eggbaby's face and decides to extend it further away from her in case it pukes]

Date: 2010-10-01 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[very insistent stare.]


Date: 2010-10-01 06:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's not crying, I don't see the point of belaboring the faces it makes. It makes me think you're treating it as if it felt anything...

Date: 2010-10-01 06:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
She'll probably start crying once she stops being... whatever she's being.

Date: 2010-10-01 06:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[...thinks on that :|a

then shifts it to the other hand so it doesn't have a chance to reorient itself]

Date: 2010-10-01 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[... god what]

Azula, can you please just... I don't know, try?

Date: 2010-10-01 06:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm keeping it from being stationary.

Date: 2010-10-01 06:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[god what]

... I'll just take her back, okay?

Date: 2010-10-01 07:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[holds it out by the blanket]

Very well.

Date: 2010-10-01 07:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[taking it and holding it the way you're supposed to hold it god you're terrible :| :| :|]

Date: 2010-10-01 07:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[stretches out her arms and goes back to her meditative position, because she did her quota of generosity for the day by holding it and making sure it didn't cry why are you so picky god]

I'm sure you'll make a wonderful aunt someday.

Date: 2010-10-02 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
... sure. Probably.

[finding a spot to sit and be vexed in :(]

Date: 2010-10-02 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[glancing from the corner of her eye]

With six sisters reaching engagement age, I'd think it was a certainty.

Date: 2010-10-02 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, yeah. Things would have to go really really really wrong for me to not be an aunt sooner or later...

Date: 2010-10-02 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So you're taking this assignment seriously...

Date: 2010-10-02 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's... I mean, I guess that's true, yeah.

Date: 2010-10-02 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
[folds her hands in her lap]

I see.

Date: 2010-10-02 06:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah. I guess it's just... different priorities, or whatever.

Date: 2010-10-02 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Considering my brother will never be able to make an aunt out of me, I don't feel as if I'm missing out.


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