Title: Pricks & Thumbs-13
Fandom: Fear Mythos
Characters: Rich Providence ♂, Jimmy ♂, Lola ♀
Rating: G- (L1 N0 S0 V0 D0)
Notes: Fish tries to tell Jimmy about the girl in his dreams, but Jimmy doesn’t agree with his conclusions.
I went to see Jimmy and Lola, a few days ago, because I wanted to tell Jimmy about the dream. Of course, I forgot I hadn’t told Jimmy about these dreams, since they started, so I ended up telling the whole thing ass-backward, after I burst in shouting about the girl of my dreams.
Jimmy stared. Lola laughed. Then Jimmy asked me if more or less kumis was the answer, and I figured out where I’d gone wrong. More kumis, obviously. So, we went to Slurry’s, and I told him about the city and Laia. Lola’s sure I’m just dreaming about girls with four-letter ‘l’ names because I secretly have a crush on her, so, you know, I told her that wasn’t much of a secret, and the girl didn’t look anything like her. Jimmy’s sure I’m having dreams about a lost family, because I’m the only one of my sept, so I don’t have the group, like other people do, and of course it’s coming out in my dreams.
Neither of them are willing to give any credence to the idea that I actually met someone from another town. People from other towns can’t get here, because of the razorhounds, and nobody travels in dreams, except Those Who Walk Before. Lola wondered if I’d met mine, and I told her I’d already thought of that. Those Who Walk Before are so far from what we are, so foreign, that I think one of them would have been a lot more obvious, and a lot more demanding. Laia just seemed like a nice girl who happened to be from another town.
They think I need to get out more. Meet some girls who aren’t all in my head, in mysterious cities. I’m… really pretty sure that’s not the problem, but I don’t think Jimmy’s going to stop giving me a hard time until I do. I’ll just ask Delilah to come out to the cheesehouse with me and tell Jimmy we’ve got some super-secret thing going on. She’ll do it for a laugh.