Thanks be to Gio for the new blog!
Good news: Andy (Fianda) has been rescued.
Bad news: Andy (Fianda) has been rescued. Be sure to store any sugar you might possess in the safest place you can imagine- possibly another dimension.
Now, for the most excellent news: Sab is back! Hallelujah! Welcome home, Sabina. And judging by her posts, she does indeed understand what a “glomp” is. Frankie even came out of his self-imposed seclusion to welcome her back, and the pair promptly disappeared (to their bedroom *hint hint wink wink*) for a long while.
And- let’s get this over with- it’s painfully clear that Gio and Roxy are spending quality time together. Which is a bit confusing for poor Queenie- “Aren’t they just friends?” The pair has promised to, uh, tone it down. Gio even soundproofed his room and studio.
Scarlett has an entourage following her around the mansion. Or should I say, had an entourage. First there was Saul, who beat her, then got ripped to bits and lit up like a bonfire. Now his ghost follows her around. Then there’s WAR, who has a thing for controlling her mind. Finally there’s James, who despite his declarations of being married with a family was much too involved with Scarlett (even tried flirting with Roxy) for the famiglia’s comfort. Then there was the whole “WAR cut James up like a filet o’fish” deal. After Gio’s Borvo sustained and Queenie’s magic healed him (and he then paraded WAR around like a puppet on strings), Chaos laid down the (Cosimo’s) law and James was sent packing. And now Scarlett is depressed.
Speaking of which, a lot of things happened in the kitchen. First, Queenie was able to find out (one speculates through the help of a pensieve) that she has a cousin, even having a vision of her. No word yet on whether she plans to find this cousin or not.
Maria has suffered from… something. A very distraught Demetri brought her quite unconscious form downstairs, where the famiglia tried to feed her blood. After much research, Demetri speculates that someone was in her body- spirit possession or similar. She seems to have recovered, somewhat- she’s still a bit dark in the eyes, but Demetri is tending to her every need. She certainly is acting like the Maria of old. Or is “acting” the operative word..?
Meanwhile, the rest of the famiglia seems to be content with living their daily lives. Well, the three children seem totally content- about to be, for all intents and purposes, four years old this month. Except for Kylan’s “I am a wolf!” phase… Chaos still complains about being invisible to everyone else. Cosimo almost started a kitchen fire (for someone who deals with explosives, you’d think he would have just a bit more respect for fire. Rosa and Gio took care of it though) and kisses Chaos every chance he gets- whether she’s in wolf-form or not. Alesio dropped by to say hi and have something to eat. Alice and Ronnie both made brief appearances and muttered something about hunting serial killers. Sly Gabby was there, too.
And we have yet another newbie- Gino Dartino, whom Sab rechristened “Dart” because “Gino” and “Gio” are just too close to each other. (Seriously. What is up with that?) His arrival sparked a movement of sorts in the mansion: Lucian moved from the 8th to the 4th floor, apparently in a misguided attempt to get some distance from Rin. Rin and company apparently didn’t get the message, for they moved from the 8th to the 4th floor, too. Now Roxy has floormates- but would it be a good thing or a bad thing? Lastly, Sab had a conniption because Gino dared to have something called an Ultimate Aero TT. He’s relinquished it to make peace with her. Good decision on Gino’s part- now we’ll see what else he can do.