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30 December 2011 @ 03:30 am
Fic: ‘Tis the Season: ‘What to do afterward.’  
Title: ‘Tis the Season: What to do afterward.
Fandom: Hogfather (movie)
Rating: (G)
Time Period: After events in Hogfather.
Summary: What do you do afterwards?

Author's Note: This is quick ‘n’ dirty (for definition see the F. A. Q.).

Thanks to this, I’ve finally got my head where it needs to be; thank you Hogfather!

The characters probably won’t be right but after the adventures of Hogfather, I don’t know how Death would be right!


Disclaimer
All characters contained herein are the intellectual property of Terry Pratchett and Vadim Jean (his interpretation); I am not affiliated with nor endorsed by them.


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WHAT DO PEOPLE DO AFTER HOGSWATCH, ALBERT?

Albert cocks a brow at Death. “What’s that, master?”

WHAT DO PEOPLE DO AFTER HOGSWATCH?

Albert’s forehead furrows as he rolls a piece of paper around some tobacco as he thinks. “Spend time recovering,” he replies, looking up. “All that jolly and holly can get to people.”

NOW YOU ALMOST SOUND LIKE SUSAN. Death regards him quietly. SHE SAID THAT’S WHAT HOGSWATCH IS ABOUT, BESIDES SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY.

“Well,” Albert sits in a nearby comfy chair, his hand rolled cigarette dangling from his lips, “she’s right, see? But that was Hogswatch and you’re talking about after Hogswatch. They live and get ready for the next one.”

YOU SAID THEY SPEND TIME RECOVERING.

Albert pats his pockets. “That they do, master. That’s the day after. You,” he reaches into pockets he can’t see, “weren’t clear about that.”

Death stays very still, thoughtful, while Albert triumphantly pulls a match out of nowhere. I THINK I NEED TO RECOVER, he finally says. BEING THE HOGFATHER WAS ... DIFFERENT.

“Righto, master. I’ll just go fry something and be with you in two ticks to see how you’re recovering.” Albert lights the match.

And drops it on his booted foot; it goes out. “Better make that three ticks, master. I seem to be having some difficulty.”

YOU ALWAYS HAVE DIFFICULTY.

“Not always, master. Not always,” he chuckles in reply before going in search of his frying pan.
 
 
 
Armchair DM: Igor: A Rod Of Silencearmchairdm on December 30th, 2011 11:12 am (UTC)
*snicker* Excellent capturing of Death. Not sure about Albert; but even Pratchett's capturing of Albert changes from book to book.
F. J.: shalowater: golden candlesmorethanacandle on December 31st, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you!