Sythyry (sythyry) wrote,
Sythyry
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Don't Look Down [6 Consimbs 4261]

Vae's house doesn't have doors. She just teleports, or opens a pore in the wall into a big hole, or ... conjures an insanely powerful gnaw-worm to gnaw a hole through the door, and then something equally absurd to close it. This time, she teleported us outside.

Ordinarily, Zi Ri are not afraid of heights. We can fly, we can levitate, being afraid of heights would be just too silly and effete for words.

But, well, Vae had turned the world upside-down.

"Down" was towards the surface of the branch. This was wrong, because Vae's house is underneath the branch, and all around the house there were the proper horrid things that hang off the Underneaths, all properly hanging up. Down. The other way than was down for me at the time. I'm not sure what you'd call it.

Which meant that the whole World Tree was towering overhead, looking upside-down.

Vae:"Oh, dear. And what is wrong now, Sythyry? The you very don't look well!"

Me:"Can we go inside now? Please?"

But instead of taking us inside like a good little branch-shaking monster, she started crying. So I wound up (a) trying to comfort her and calm her down, and (b) trying not to do what one traditionally does when thorougly spin-sick.

I know why she's so crysome, though. She's got the weight of the whole World Tree on her head. Well, her house, at least.

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