It's the agreed-upon date night for the other room. Havune is off we know not where, doing we know not what with or to we know not who. Yarwain took Thery to a student production of Fessisandra and Ulute, and then returned here. However, sometime Thery's bed, which is as old as my sister and in considerably worse shape, got slid next to the wall. They haven't realized it though. They are distracted.
Dustweed is, predictably, rather annoyed. It is now well after the middle of the night, but one cannot expect Rassimel to understand such things. She and I are putting together a special Date Night treat of vodka, scullcap, and earplugs.
"Bad enough that we're all gummed up in chastity, without having it hammered into us," I said to zir.
Zie shrugged. That is a complicated and a peculiar gesture from a Herethroy! "You're better off than me."
"Can't you get your parents to arrange a marriage for you? I hear that noble Herethroy do that now and then."
Zie must have been in a terrible temper, that late at night with all the thumping. "I asked. They only would do it the wrong way -- and it was that or the academy, not both."
"The wrong way? In an orifice which, by design, is normally only used for 'out'?"
Zie laughed a bit. "Basically. As a female."
"That does sound a bit unnatural. Besides, female Herethroy don't always get married, do they?"
"That was their point, exactly." Zie -- not she, but zie -- finished zir vodka, poured zirself another chaliceful, finished it off at a single draught the way that Herethroy can, and stood up. "I should be drunk enough to sleep now. G'night, little scaly thing."
"Um ... g'night, Dustweed."
Some nights, late, I manage to have no favorite roommate. This is logically impossible, I know, and during the day I cannot do it. At night, awake, drunk -- each one is strictly more annoying and distressing than the other two put together.
I shall blame Havune for this. If he were here, he would pay attention to where the bed was.
I'll bet a taptet that he moved Thery's bed over for some reason, and she forgot to move it back...