mind_game: (fractal)
Author: mind_game
Time has passed.


Jane's network has kept all the Bells' worlds - and every other world with a Janepoint stuck in due to its being attached to Downside - in temporal sync, but when Jane spluttered for just a moment, that was shot to hell.

Peace lost three seconds, because it was where Aegis torched; after that process was complete, Jane was there again. And as soon as a door between Peace and Milliways appeared, she could sync to her ansible hub in the Belltower and, from there, to everywhere else.

Atlantis and Sunshine each stand at about a minute apiece: Shell Bell's aura and Juliet's local copy of Jarvis both enabled them to get to Milliways immediately, pausing their homeworlds as standard for occasions when someone walks into the bar. Shell Bell's the one who connected Peace.

Everyone else was running on luck.

Luckiest is Rainbow, which lost only five hours.

Next is Alethia; in spite of Sherlock's mishap, it's fared reasonably well, spending only six weeks isolated.

Syntropy's just a little worse - seven weeks.

Origin waited two months.

Eos waited three.

Thilanushinyel, ten.

Everyone else is out a decade at least. Samaria's ten years, almost ten and a half.

Aurum is out eleven.

Rêverie has been separated for sixteen years.

All the Bells - and Elspeth, who was stuck in Downside for a day and a half on her end and whose mother was very upset - are collected in the Belltower, as are two Bell-attached Sherlocks who happened to be along for the ride. They all memorize this list of numbers. Aegis replaces her earpiece. And then they all go home to notify their loved ones and staff that there's a party cooking in the Belltower.

(Shell Bell, who has no particular cause on her own account to be distressed, sends her Sherlock to invite Tony in while she refits the Belltower to suit a party of a peal of Bells and their larger-than-last-encountered families and circles of friends.)
lifes_sake: (intent)
Author: lifes_sake
[Hey Jellybean, Tilly, the long dark confinement of Syntropy is at an end,] says Cam.
pythbox: A book. (Default)
Author: pythbox
[Joy oh joy,] says Jellybean dryly.
withmypowers: (⑦ slow day)
Author: withmypowers
[So what in fact happened?]
lifes_sake: (tranquil)
Author: lifes_sake
[Aegis torched. Some kinda Peace superweapon. Irony at its finest, I guess. And Jane sorta lives in her, so that knocked her out and threw everybody out of sync. We got off easy compared to some worlds. Rose has a teenage daughter now.]
pythbox: A book. (Default)
Author: pythbox
[Wow,] says Jellybean. [Good for Rose, I guess.]
lifes_sake: (charisma)
Author: lifes_sake
[And a younger one too. And Angela has four girls but Samaria wasn't knocked as badly forward so the oldest is ten. I guess they're coming, except Angela's not telling her kids about magic and such till they're older than her third and fourth, so just the two cherubs.]
pythbox: A book. (Default)
Author: pythbox
[Huh,] says Jellybean. [Everybody's breeding all of a sudden.]
lifes_sake: (staredown)
Author: lifes_sake
[Angela was already knocked up,] Cam points out. [Wouldn't call it sudden.]
pythbox: A book. (Default)
Author: pythbox
[Well, yeah, but two months ago there was one pregnancy and now there's six kids, I get to be surprised.]
lifes_sake: (easy)
Author: lifes_sake
[Fair enough,] laughs Cam. [We don't know yet if any of them are alts of each other but I bet you they are. Let's go see.]
pythbox: A book. (Default)
Author: pythbox
lifes_sake: (Default)
Author: lifes_sake
And they do!