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15 December 2016 @ 06:20 am
Fic: ‘Tis the Season: Baubles.  
Title: ‘Tis the Season: Baubles.
Fandom: Going Postal
Rating: (G)
Time Period: After the events of the movie.
Summary: She seems stuck on one thing.

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

I couldn't help myself.

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.


“Adora, I had a thought.”

“Just one? You must be getting respectable.”

“As much as I enjoy our banter, I must insist we forego ---”

Sorrow touches her face, downturning her lips and a tremulous tear balances in the corner of one eye. If he didn't know her boots could lame and pin a man's foot in place, he'd fall victim to that look.

“--- it in order to have this conversation.” He pauses, briefly; his thoughts? Already gathered but it allows her to look all the more sad by widening her eyes and allowing her bottom lip to quiver. “I had a thought and I think it needs voicing.”

Of course, he's already moved his feet when she realises no verbal badinage is forthcoming and he saw through her act and allowed it to continue. A hand gestures him to continue.

He ignores the gesture and continues anyway. “I want to celebrate Hogswatch.”

She blinks. Of all the things she expects, that never crossed her mind.

“I think we should have baubles and candles as well as holly and ivy. We should be jolly as well and welcome carollers to our hearth.”

“Be jolly?”



“Why not? I've seen you do it.”


“Do you think they'd be too much?”

“It depends on the shop. How do you want to celebrate the day?”

“I told you. With baubles and candles and carollers ...”

“I meant the Ankh-Morpork way of celebrating.”

“Oh. Ankh-Morpork is where we live.”

“And baubles?”

“You do seem to come back to that.”

Abruptly, she turns and walks to his desk. Her hands on either side of it, she looks directly at him. “You can have Hogswatch but,” she points at him, “you organise it. Baubles and all.”

“You should have a Burleigh and ---”

She points at the door.
Armchair DM: Igor: Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy!armchairdm on December 15th, 2016 11:42 pm (UTC)
Oh gods.

But given what we see in the following books; I'm half-expecting him to try -something- with the Hogswatchnight celebrations.
F. J.: shalowater: golden candlesmorethanacandle on December 16th, 2016 05:43 am (UTC)
He might not.