Sythyry (sythyry) wrote,

The Easy Way To Lose Some Weight [10 Consimbs 4261]

Ribbons are supposed to fit tightly. Especially formal ribbons when one is going to court, and especially especially this is the case when one is wearing nothing else.

So, of course, when I was going to court I tied on all my ribbons quite carefully. (The event of the day that demanded that I be at court was that one of Hezimikkinen's protegees was becoming Exchancellor of the Exquacker or something like that. Zimi wants me to be seen at court at least once a month.)

Of course, I was flying there as fast as I could when all my ribbons came loose at once. My tailtip ribbon fell off entirely. I don't know what became of it.

Of course I suspected a sorcerous attack at once! Some horrid enemy of mine expanded all my ribbons! Probably with a Locador effect!

I consulted one of my Insanely Powerful Artifacts, which said that nobody but me had cast any spells on me lately.

Well, I sat in a tree and retied all my ribbons, and debated whether it was better to be quite late and one ribbon short to the event or miss it entirely. Since the purpose in my coming was to be seen, I decided to go there.

Zemi bit my left ear off (which I never had of course, even before everyone started biting it off) about being late and badly-dressed.

She was very perplexed when I explained what had happened. To the point of not believing it. To the point of me insisting (afterwards) that she ask me under a truth-spell that it had happened. She didn't take me up on the offer, of course -- one rarely does -- but she looked tempted. She did remark that I seemed fairly agitated about the topic.

I didn't figure it out. Ghirbis did. (At least it wasn't Iska -- she was as confused as anyone!)

Since I am a snooty and stupid courtier at the moment, I shall now torment you. Or at least see if you are as smart as Ghirbis. What do you think it is?

I am worse at tying than I think I am.
I was flying too fast.
The exercise from flying caused me to lose a half a pound (all at once) and thus lightened the ribbons.
My archnemesis has a clothes-expanding spell that eludes even the Eye of Mirizan and Melizan.
The ribbons were wet when I put them on, and made of a cloth that shrinks when wet, and when they dried they got larger.
They had been loosened by some thrashing around that I had done, which I did not notice until they came off.
Something else, which is written in the next question.

And what is it, if none of those?

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