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Teja son of Tagila ([personal profile] ostro_goth) wrote in [community profile] milliways_bar2013-09-29 12:44 pm
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Forge post

Teja has already taken care of his horse this morning, gone through his usual forms at the sparring-grounds and sparred with a weedy fellow of the late middle ages, who excused his sound defeat by claiming that, essentially, Teja was 50 percent too big and had 100 percent too many weapons (Teja had been wielding both sword and axe, this morning), on which Teja answered that no, should he have fought like that in earnest, Ned Poins would now be dead despite his wit. And then, Teja had gone to breakfast, attended by cats that begged for morsels from the usual cured meat he would eat with his bread and moretum -- as any morning.

It being Sunday, things were quieter outside than on other mornings when Teja finally went to the forge shortly before eight (casually followed by cats) to unlock it and open up and start a day's work.

He is not expecting customers yet, not for many hours; he is expecting a new helper, and would get some serious work done in the Sunday quiet, when much of Milliways' more boisterous elements must necessarily be hung-over from the night before.

But customers, when they do come, shall of course be welcome.-



[[OOC: This is a forge post, open to potential customers and gawkers, as usual. If you want your charrie to have run into Teja before that during the morning's itinerary, say so in your tag -- it's open all the way. Unspecified tags, however, will be taken as forge tags.]]
never_shall_yield: (Imperious)

[personal profile] never_shall_yield 2013-09-29 04:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Javert is as good as his word, waiting outside the forge for Teja. He has been up since five, and done his duty by the horse, and now waits to start work.

Bar has given him a checked, flannel shirt; he meticulously removed all stray bits of straw from it before leaving the stable, and appears neat, brushed, and buttoned-up, ready to begin.
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[personal profile] never_shall_yield 2013-09-29 06:28 pm (UTC)(link)
He hesitates, the apron in his one good hand.

'If it is the same to you, I will leave my sleeves as they are.'

The puncture marks from the vampire are taking long to heal. So long, he suspects there is even more unnatural about them than he first suspected. It is the reason he wears his collar buttoned tight, and not even the heat of the forge will induce him to open it.

The apron he puts over his head. He cannot tie it well, but will not ask for help. It will have to remain loose.
never_shall_yield: (Curious/Disbelieving)

[personal profile] never_shall_yield 2013-09-29 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
'They are different?'

They look the same to him. But he is not particular, and sets to trying to undo the knot he had managed to make.

'One moment.


...there. Very well.'

never_shall_yield: (Galley)

[personal profile] never_shall_yield 2013-09-29 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
He is self-conscious with someone behind him, but does not step away. This man is his employer now, so he must do as he is told.

He takes the bellows, and pulls. Yes, it is heavy, but he was always strong enough. He has been weakened somewhat recently, but still manages it.

'Like this?'
never_shall_yield: (Look Down)

[personal profile] never_shall_yield 2013-09-29 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
It is easy enough to do. It makes his arm ache before very long has passed, but he was expecting that. It will be better when he can use the other.

'Which metal do you work with? Or are you familiar with all different kinds?'
never_shall_yield: (Galley)

[personal profile] never_shall_yield 2013-09-29 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
'Pattern-weld. I do not know what this means.'

Another question occurs.

'To what time do you work?'
never_shall_yield: (Look Down)

[personal profile] never_shall_yield 2013-09-29 07:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Javert keeps pumping the bellows, steady as a metronome, his face turning impassive.

He remembers a conversation like this from not so long ago.

'Perfect blades shatter. The best are strong, but flexible.'

It comes out in a quiet monotone, perhaps lost under the noise of a building fire.
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[personal profile] never_shall_yield 2013-09-29 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
'Yes.'

He says nothing more for a good long moment.

'The vampire mentioned it.'
never_shall_yield: (Look Down)

[personal profile] never_shall_yield 2013-09-29 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
'Yes,' he murmurs.

'He seemed knowledgeable.'

He lapses into silence then, but does watch what Teja is doing.
never_shall_yield: (Imperious)

[personal profile] never_shall_yield 2013-09-29 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
'Did he?'

He works the bellows faster.

'He has many blades, still. Whether he needs them or not, I could not say.'
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[personal profile] never_shall_yield 2013-09-29 09:05 pm (UTC)(link)
He hesitates. He had not meant to get drawn into a discussion of that creature.

'I could not say. I cannot remember well. He broke one of them as a demonstration, though. Of what happens to blades that will not bend.'

In, out. In, out. That is all he has to do. Pull this bellows, and let it breathe for him.

'He has an armoury. If you wanted to see it, no doubt he would oblige.'
never_shall_yield: (Imperious)

[personal profile] never_shall_yield 2013-09-29 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
'I do not know what this thing is.'

A 'discharge summary' sounds disgusting, and not something for polite conversation.

'And I did not say he did it to threaten me. Unless you were simply relaying a fact, in which case, I apologise. I believe he was attempting to make a point.'
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[personal profile] never_shall_yield 2013-09-29 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
'You are probably correct.'

It is good to see that Teja has professional pride. Javert does not think he could truly trust a man who did not.

'I know nothing of the future.'

He nods to the cat.

'Is that creature supposed to be in here?'

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