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06 February 2016 @ 02:51 pm
OWL TO REGULUS BLACK  
Hello my cousin. It seems that you ruined my horse and now he needs total retraining. So now I am home and I want to find out what's going on with Tonks and the rest of your... your... whomever you are with these days. Magnolia is it?

Please respond quickly as I am bored and want to catch up on the family's happenings. Send me an owl.

Andromeda

Oh, and looking forward to hearing from you.
 
 
 
lg_regulusblacklg_regulusblack on February 7th, 2016 12:42 am (UTC)
Opening the message quite tentatively after sending the pitiful excuse of an Owl home with a flip of a treat, Regulus sank into the chair. "Bloody hell..."

Just staring at the missive for a good moment, he then rustled about the desk for parchment and quill.

Dearest Cousin,

I use that term most lightly and still marvel that you finally crawled out from under whatever old and shriveled Wizard...errr...rock you've been hiding under all this time. Go me! NOT.

As for your blatherings about that stubborn horse of yours. I know nothing of what you refer to. You're just damned lucky my wife made me give the damned beast back to you or he'd be residing in the States by now.

Tonks is doing fine, no thanks to you, dearest.

Sirius is alive and fighting--his own witch, no less. He probably does not send his regards.

My wife is well and none of your concern.

All children are fine, your nephew is getting ready to go back to Hogwarts, your neices will attend in the near future.

As for me, I am the same as always.


warmest regards,

Regulus

By the way, why are you now surfacing? A grudge to contend? A Wizard to neuter? Banned from the countryside?
Andromeda Blacklg_andromeda on February 7th, 2016 06:46 pm (UTC)
Andromeda tried hard to ignore the noise of hammers and drills. Not only did the workmen give her a headache, but she had to keep from magic while the muggles were in her house. She had to make her own morning tea and keep Smidge stuffed in her cupboard.

It took her several minutes to realize there was a tapping sound coming from behind her spot at the kitchen table. she looked back and found Hootie her post owl frantically trying to keep from falling off the ledge.


"Why you weenie puff of fluff..." She got up and retrieved her tiny owl. "Lord knows why I keep you around." She gave the little creature a saucerful of water and a piece of her morning toast. "You can barely carry yourself around."

She noticed the note attached to it's leg had Regulus's handwriting.

Oh this should be interesting

Slowling sitting back down she read it's contents. Slowly the familiar rise of hackles and reddening of face commenced. The note was beyond prickly. It was as pompous as ever.

Why that no good...

"Smi-" She caught herself and had to get her own parchment and quill.


My darling, wonderful, egotistical, pratt cousin,

I was hoping for a bit of a better welcome. Of course you cannot control yourself and fell right into your cantankerous self.

Thank you for your terse updates on family and such. I must remember to send your other half a plant or bush of some sort for her help with Ferrox. And don't you play dumb about that horse. You bred him like he was some sort of sideshow. He's utterly ruined. It will take ages to get his mind back into the ring. I owe you for that one.

Kids to Hogwarts? You must be glad they will be out of your hair.

I will want to see Tonks at some time. I am owed that. I have not asked for much from you and that mousy wife of yours. You owe me after my horse fiasco.

To answer your question, I am not here to terrorize the countryside, which I could so easily do... I am home because I am done traveling with my useless horse. I couldn't show, so I came home. Seems logical to me. But note this, I will be around now. So could you pretty please let them know? I am sure they will all want to catch up on my amazing excursions.

Do try and make nice. Your attempt at contempt is getting old.

Andromeda


Edited at 2016-02-07 06:49 pm (UTC)
lg_regulusblack: Regulus sullen by Kendralg_regulusblack on February 9th, 2016 04:43 am (UTC)
Regulus was about to go to bed when the fluttering of Andromeda's pitiful little owl at the study window caught his attention. Shaking his head, he let the creature in as it nearly collapsed upon the sill in exhaustion.

Carelesslly tossing it a treat which nearly sent the tiny owl arse over tea kettle with the catch. Regulus then sat on the edge of his desk and read before going to the chair and returning the missive.

Cousin Dreadest,

I have and will inform the family of your return..joy upon joys. I am positive they will be all ears waiting to hear of your adventures. I do hope you do not have a picture show to go with such boring events.

Can you not feel the welcoming and nicety in my words? Poor thing...oh hells, I'm not even going to let you be the bothersome gnat that you are bother me of late.

But let me warn you...Tonks is doing well, do not make that change nor hurt her in any way...mark my words on this Andromeda. She is becoming a fine witch, no thanks to you and your abandoment.

Regulus
Andromeda Blacklg_andromeda on February 9th, 2016 08:42 pm (UTC)
WHACK WHACK WHACK

Andromeda jumped from her seat at the kitchen table, causing her tea to spill. Gritting her teeth she looked over at her window to see Zeus, Regulus's massively misbehaving owl demanding to be let in.

She blotted the tea with a cloth napkin.

WHACK WHACK WHACK

She placed her teacup on the table. "Smidge!"

The little elflet refilled her cup.

WHACK WHACK WHACK

She could not help but smile at the animal's dismay. She reached towards the window and let him in. He flew straight at her face before landing on the kitchen table.

Rude bird.

He stuck out his leg but lunged to bite when Andi went to retrieve the scroll.

She reached for her cloth napkin and chased him out the window. She hated that owl. As nasty as Regulus himself.

She unrolled the scroll and a shiny paper slid to the floor. She picked it up and recognized it immediately. It was a ticket to the Quidditch Cup. She flipped it forward and back, her brow furrowed. Now why would her cousin send her such a thing?

She turned her attention to the note. Rude as usual. She sighed and began a new note to her petulant cousin.

Listen you...

I have had just about enough. It is apparent that you are not willing to act like an adult and just suck it up and help me out without crabbing. At least I got you willing enough to fill in the family of my return. But it's like pulling teeth to get you to do anything... which makes me wonder why you would send me a gift. Ticket to the Quidditch Cup? Is this some kind of joke? Or am I missing something?

Maybe you are coming round after all...

Nah. You still are a pratt.

Dromeda

ps. I will be sure to owl Nymphadora soon. Thanks for your approval.


Edited at 2016-02-10 01:14 am (UTC)
lg_regulusblack: Reg Leaning Back Elbow to knee by Rachellg_regulusblack on February 12th, 2016 06:27 am (UTC)
Regulus was left scratching his head as he read his cousin's latest owl.

Leaning back in his chair, Regulus locked his fingers atop his head before suddenly and a bit frantic began searching through the top drawer of his desk.

Counting his tickets...once...twice...ten times...an unholy growl left his lips.

Grabbing quill and parchment, so it began.

Andromeda,

I don't know how you did it. Don't know why.

But give me back the damn ticket!!!

Regulus


Watching the owl leave, the younger Black's temper fumed.

"Magnolia!" He bellowed before standing up to pace, while all the while muttering and mumbling a vile stream of curse words.
Andromeda Blacklg_andromeda on February 12th, 2016 04:38 pm (UTC)
She opened the window, holding her head back just in case the owl was to be nasty. It just flew back to the table, looking very put out.

"Oh poor Zeus." Andi taunted. "Sent out twice in one day. You poor thing." She used her napkin to get him out the window again. No treats for that blasted beast.

She laughed aloud at the note's contents. So the ticket was a mistake.

She picked up the gold piece paper and smoothed it out on the table. So to the Quidditch Cup she shall go.


Cousin,

I am afraid this little mishap was caused by your ineptitude. So not surprised. You are full of incompetence. Everyone in the family knows that.

I wish I could take credit for your blunder, as I know these tickets are quite hard to come by. I am so very thrilled to attend! I cannot thank you enough.

Yours happily,
Dromeda



Andi called for Hootie and gave him the note to carry in his beak. This seemed to work better for him. She pet him on the head then flung him out the window.

She stood up, smiling despite herself. Regardless of what she wrote in the note, Regulus never made mistakes. And this one was a doosie. She wasn’t much of a sports fan, but she could make exceptions. Especially if it perturbed her ill-tempered little cousin.


Edited at 2016-02-12 04:39 pm (UTC)
lg_regulusblack: Blue shirtlg_regulusblack on February 17th, 2016 04:45 am (UTC)
Crumpling the latest owl from his cousin into a fine wad of parchment and then throwing it into the fire, Regulus growled deep in his throat.

He had obviously been distracted to make such a stupid, stupid mistake.

Not only did it make his task at finding an additional ticket to the event even more taxing...but damnit to all hells, Andromeda would show up just to piss him off.

Raking his hands rather harshly through his hair, the handsome wizard opened the door to his study, nearly knocking over Mitzi in the process, and stormed up the stairs bellowing for his Magnolia who still didn't reply.

That normally meant his witch was in the bath.