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The Australian Home of Magic Tallygarunga is an 18+ post-Potter non-canon forum RPG, featuring Australia's only public wizarding school Tallygarunga.
Setting
Location: Rural Victoria, Australia
Current time: May 2018
Term Two: April 18th-June 30th
House Points
Flinders: 155
Sturt: 162
Bourke: 215
Spencer: 205
THE AUSTRALIAN HOME OF MAGIC
Amiradysébelle Blair

And A Very Merry Unwedding To You! [April 1st, 2018]

Event By Amiradysébelle Blair, in Victoria Reserve

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Melbourne ☆ Actress, Princess, Supermum★ LilyCat
25* year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ She/Her

Foreword: This is a ,for the most part, fun party event. Anyone who knows the bride or groom or their families is welcome to come along, but it's being held in an open location anyway. It will be a short-post, non-ordered, rapid-fire type thread... which basically means, post when you think it's suitable for your character/s to do so, you don't have to bunch them in one post, but may do so if you wish, and there's no pressure for long posts, even a paragraph or two for a character is fine, you can post as quickly and often as you like, no having to wait for a post order.

Feel free in the first post, to do a little background for their Easter day prior to arriving, but they'll have Easter activities in the party too.

Note: There will be a part of the event, where every attending character will be affected by a spell for a brief time. They will not be harmed or forced to do anything, aside from agreed upon characters, but I'm just letting you all know. It is part of a mini-plot, and also involves the Sollozzo plot a bit.

The theme is Wonderland/Fairytale Enjoy!

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It had been, for the most part, a typical Easter morning, the children had got up early and run around excited for a few moments, until they realised that they couldn't find any chocolate goodies. In fact, there were no goodies. What was this?? They'd asked their mother, who had solemnly looked them in the eyes and informed them that sadly... the Easter Bunny had been hit by a car, and Easter had been cancelled... forever. She hadn't quite expected just how upset the kids would get, minus Lorelei who hadn't fallen for the ruse, and so she had caved on her April Fool's trick on them, and told them where they could find their goodies.

And so they'd all pigged out on chocolate and had some family fun in the morning, before then preparing for the real event. The party that... was really just a party to celebrate the fact that she and Viktor weren't getting married yet... still. It didn't matter to Jezebel. It was a great excuse for one, and she'd decided on dressing as the Queen of Hearts, because what better costume could there possibly be for her on her day? Despite the irony of it all.

Victoria Reserve had been chosen simply because it was spacious, outdoors, plenty of space for games and an egg hunt. And besides, she didn't even have to do the decorations. By the time the family had arrived there, the triplets wearing adorable mouse costumes to match each other, and Lorelei deciding to be the one and only Alice herself, Thomas and Timothy had created a veritable Wonderland within what almost looked like a hedge maze, but was really just a hedge border that was maze-like only for a couple of levels. In the centre of it was a full Wonderland tea party setting, huge and colourful and glorious, and Jezebel almost cried at the sight of it.

The party getting underway as others arrived, Jez could barely contain herself as she began to greet people.

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35* year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ She/Her

Easter was not the focus of today, as far as Adele was concerned. Caleb got his chocolate, not that he was worried about it. He knew the truth, he didn't see the point in having a big celebration around giving chocolate. They had other traditions that they honoured, Easter had never been that big of a deal. Although, now that they were living back in their house in Narrie, David with them, Adele seemed to be taking steps to make every day a bigger deal than it should have been. Caleb was not at all happy with this turn of events. There was no denying it, though. Adele was happier. Much happier.

And they had put quite some work into their costumes, too. Adele had settled rather swiftly on Morgana le Fay, from the Arthurian legend. An elaborate dress, some dramatic makeup, and David as Morgana's lover Accolon by her side---they looked the part. Caleb had insisted on something different. He didn't want to be part of their costume (Adele had suggested he be the sword Excalibur), and unable to find anything he could agree too, Caleb had stubbornly insisted on not dressing up. So he was simply Caleb, in a nice shirt and trousers, clutching his precious guitar.

"Sure it's alright for me to be here?" David stopped before they got in close. He wasn't blind to Stuart's cold reception, and wondered if it wasn't a bit dumb facing the family at an event like this. Adele wrapped her arms around his neck, giving him a brief kiss.

"I want you here." she said. "They're just worried about me getting hurt. You need to earn their trust back---it's not going to happen if you hide away, babe." David nodded, pulling her in close. He'd screwed up, he knew that. He was trying to fix it. He was also still trying to process their discussion, the thousand and one revelations that made so much sense---and also seemed so incredibly insane. He'd been a little hurt to find out that Stuart had known all this time, and had been the one Adele had trusted and talked to when she needed support. He had to let it go. He knew everything now, and finally Adele was letting him be the support he wanted to be.

"Oh, this is pretty." Adele smiled, taking in the set-up. Caleb had already found himself a place in the corner to sit and brood, and she left him be. Adele wasn't going to let her son drag the day down with his grumps. Others were filtering in, including what appeared to be Alan and family---ah. Beauty and the Beast. With Audrey. Adele snorted under her breath. Everyone knew. He thought he was being very secretive, but it couldn't have been more obvious. Alan's costume plans had changed sharply after returning from conference, leaving Stuart in the lurch as he backed out of doing Tweedledum and Tweedledee. And that was just one of the many clues.

"Jezebel, you look... mildly terrifying." Adele grinned, knowing a good evil queen when she saw one. Her Morgana look was only... well, a lot inspired by her mother. Dave stood awkwardly beside her, not sure whether to offer Jezebel a hand to shake, or a hug. "It's a gorgeous day to not get married."

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25 year old Pureblood Human ☆ She/Her

Easter chocolate? There was lots that morning in the Burdett household, being that it was Audrey's favourite day of the year. She had woken up especially early to wish Alan a very Happy Easter, before any kids could catch them out. Why they were sneaking around was still something they hadn't discussed. She knew the children would probably be happy. But she'd kept in mind Kate's words. It was for Alan's sake, easing him into the idea of something 'serious'. She didn't mind. They still lived like normal, everything was the same... they just had... a bit more private time these days as well.

Audrey was well aware not a single person was fooled. She didn't care. Alan seemed to think they were keeping it secret well enough. Poor guy.

As they arrived at the party, however, Audrey couldn't help the small squeal of excitement at the way everything had been set up. She had to admit, the Blair boys had a flair for party planning. She was dressed in her simple blue Belle dress, her hair done up in a ponytail with a blue ribbon, and Alan was a great furry Beast. Cameron was dressed as Cogsworth, Sarah as Mrs Pots, and Tavi was an adorable little teacup, holding her sister's hand as they waddled side-by-side, causing Audrey to only die more from the cute.

"Argh! This is amazing!" Audrey exclaimed, bouncing on her toes a little... she turned to Alan, about to say something else, when a large figure suddenly swept her up and over his shoulder, all she caught was dark hair slicked back into a tie at the back of his head and the red shirt. But she recognised the voice as he ran off with her singing:

"Noooooo onnnnnne's slick as Gaston,
No one's quick as Gaston,
No one's neck's as incredibly thick as Gaston's,
For there's no man in town half as manlyyyyy..."

"Oh my Merlin... Stuart!" Audrey half-screamed, half-laughed as Alan's cousin cheekily stole off with her, flexing his free arm as he flashed a winning grin at bystanders while running away with Alan's date.

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Spencer ☆ Seventh Year ☆ Junior Dance Instructor★ LilyCat
18 year old Pureblood Fairy ☆ She/Her

Cassandra had insisted on getting there as early as possible, because she wanted to see everything that went down at this shindig. It was going to be much bigger than the family dinner at Stuart's, and definitely more interesting, given the whole theme of the day. She'd woken Alex up that morning with Easter chocolate, whether he liked it or not. And then had made sure both their costumes were perfect once they'd started to get ready for the party. Her Cheshire Cat costume was rather skintight, but she had a pink and purple tutu to go with it, a tail attached, a pink and purple wig with kitty ears, and painted a purple cat nose on the tip of her nose, and purple lipstick on her lips.

Alex made a very Mad looking Hatter as well, and she grinned as she looked at the pair of them in the mirror before the left, taking a few photos, and then getting Alex and herself to do a quick video recording of their costumes and saying where they were going. She'd been introduced to his fans before, and there were many unhappy girls out there, but it was too bad for them. She was here to stay.

And the young woman couldn't have been more amazed at the setting that had been created at the reserve, when she and Alex had arrived, staring at how much detail and effort had been placed into it. Holy crap! After wandering around for a short time, she noticed a few familiar faces also arriving too, and offered the Headmaster and his assistant (who it was rumoured he was banging now) a wave and smile, before the woman was whisked away by a hilarious and yet accurately portrayed Gaston, played by Stuart. She also smiled over to Jezebel and waved to her, and Adele. Though then spotted Caleb and wandered over to him, no costume? Maybe something to do with Adele's returned husband, but Cassandra had an idea.

"Hey Caleb! I'm so glad to see you! I have a really important role for you," The woman then looked left and right before leaning in close, as though it was super secret, "Alex is dressed as the Mad Hatter, but he doesn't have a March Hare. I think you'd be perfect, what do you say? Come with me and we can fix you up to be his partner in tea party shenanigans, yeah?" Cass offered the boy a small wink, hoping it might get a smile and perhaps allow him to enjoy himself a bit as well, rather than sitting so glum in the corner.

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Melbourne ☆ Actress, Princess, Supermum★ LilyCat
25* year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ She/Her

Jezebel waved to people, thanked them for coming, and was then pulled up by her mother and 'the husband', the first getting a genuinely bright smile and snicker at how much she resembled Lillian as no doubt a villain-like role. For Dave, her expression sobered a little, her gaze turning sharp and for a moment one could certainly tell that she and Améa were sisters with the way her eyes could have near crucified him. But only for a split second, before she forced a smile.

"Been a while, David. Be sticking around longer this time?" The question could have meant the party or his position in Adele's life, but she laughed it off as though it was a joke, before then gesturing around at the decorations, her expression returning to a real smile as she looked to Del again, "Isn't this great? I swear, Tim and Tom are getting way too good at this." A squeal  then took her attention, just in time to see her father steal away with Audrey, causing her to snort at the shenanigans. She knew he was purposely going to stir Alan for trying to be sneaky - even though everyone knew.

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Spencer ☆ Sixth Year ☆ Guitarist/Vocalist - Local School Hero!✩ Kaitore
19 year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ HE/HIM

What was his morning surprise? Well he knew it wasn't pain or blood, but it was a bit of a bunny rabbit. It had been given to him by Cass and while it had bene a LONG while since he ever had an Easter of chocolates like that he decided it was fit to pull a rendition of 'I'M EAT YOU OM NOM NOM' In his melodic voice in the morning. The most important thing had been it was -their- Easter morning with one another, which was the first of many to come. As the two of them prepped their outfits they made sure the other looked pristine as possible, after all they were going to a wedding and needed to look their best! That and the two of them couldn't go looking like a rag-tag link up. 

Alexander had gone with the 'Mad Hatter' as his persona this day finding no other fitting individual to portray considering his usual tendencies. He tried for a complimenting color with his date who had chosen to be the lovely Chesire cat, or how he called her, his 'Naughty Cheshire Cat'. The woman was a walking seduction or him with such a tight ensemble. The coat that hung off of his shoulders had been a dimmed brown with a purple dress shirt under with a complimenting darker purple vest and bowtie to allow for the shirt to pop out further. The purple  shirt had been done in a diamond-esque fashion to make a more 'Crazier' look. After all, he was supposed to be Mad as in crazy. A large top hat stationed on his head with a well crafter paper-card that had been stuffed on the right side reading in black bold ink '10/6' - It had been as purple as the shirt with the ribbon that held it giving off a very nicely done brown. The slacks were a dark purple as well as the shoes to give off this very, very, Mad man. 

Hung along his back had not been Sapphire, no, the guitar had been set aside to make way for this stark white beauty that nestled on him. Golden strings were aligned along it along with the golden pegs that danced at the tail of it. The decal that had been on the guitar's base back was a very well painted scenery of the Mad Hatter in his particular colors with a March Hare dressed in Brown and Dark brown with a Red-Coat on it sipping Tea in a Garden with Alice. The leaves and foliage curled over towards the front just before reaching where the strings connected to the board at the lower portion of the guitar. 

After a series of pictures that were slipped online, never leaked! They went on their way to the wedding with his Kitty leading in tow. The flaps of his split blazer followed while he danced in a bit of a crazed swagger. 

"Sweeeeeet~!" His response to seeing everything so well designed and the effort that had been into this unwedding. It was staggering and amazing and he knew that he was going to really get into the atmosphere when it was time to show his stuff. His eyes spotted Alan and Audrey which the rumors had been 'They were romping it like a bunch of rabbits!'. Then Stuart who seemed to snatch the woman away as a hefty chuckle bellowed from himself. "Remember, tea time is the time for tea! Never late for the occasion!" Just as he said that he noticed the Small teacup to be Tavi as he grinned giving the young girl a light tap of her head. "It seems teacups walk to me now! Perfect! I can have tea on the go! Say no more! But you must remember the best ways to travel is by Hat! Walking just won't do my dear Teacup! " A gentle wink is offered to the young girl. "Stay tuned you'll see the Mad Hatter being crazier!"

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Melbourne ☆ Master Cellist/Conductor of the MSOSanctusX
27 year old Halfbreed Dhampir ☆ He/Him

Vladimir's Easter morning was already filled with enough excitement to last him for the next while, but who was he to deny his little sisters the wonderful joy of teasing him? He had met with Anastasia and Viktoriya earlier, giving them their gifts for the day, though they looked at him solemnly and said in unison that they had forever forsaken the consumption of chocolate. It wasn't until Viktoriya pointed at the calendar that the man realized what the girls had done to him. 

April Fool's indeed. Vladimir still loved the girls anyway.

Then there was the matter of the party at the Victoria Reserve. The twins were already off and away to investigate the happenings, matching jester costumes in blue and orange for their respective tastes. Vladimir, his knowledge of fairytales and the Alice in Wonderland world being very limited, had asked his brother what the best course of action was. Viktor had assured him that a costume that went by the name of Tuxedo Mask would be more than sufficient for the event. Vladimir trusted his twin's opinion.

Vladimir had neglected to look at the date. 

Now, as he stood there with the tuxedo on, the pendant, the top hat, mask and cane, he realized that perhaps this outfit was not a part of the fairytale world, but how was Vladimir to know? At any rate, the twins hadn't corrected him, though he should have suspected that their giggles meant more than their words did - that he looked absolutely dashing! 

Eventually, Vladimir was able to locate Jezebel, the twins having gone and captured Viktor for themselves before happily entrusting themselves with entertaining the triplets and Lorelei. Approaching the woman, Vladimir gave her a bow, as was his norm, likely made doubly formal considering the outfit. 

"Hello Jezebel, it is certainly quite the festive party thus far," Vladimir remarked quietly, a hint of a smile reaching his red eyes behind the white eye mask. "I think Viktor played a bit of April Fool's mischief on me, considering I do not believe this Tuxedo Mask character is from a fairytale."

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Narragyambie ★ Mousie
25 year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ She/Her

Améa adored fairytales. The darker the better, she felt she could relate to them. Her costume was pulled from one of her favourite collections, and was simple in nature---but true to form, a statement in her own way. She arrived in an unassuming, simple dress. Long sleeves as per what she considered modest, her hair braided neatly, and a basket on her arm. The basket was full to overflowing of freshly picked stinging nettles, some of which had been woven into cloth. Her fingers, raw and blistered from the work, completed her dedication to the character. Améa did not do things by halves. 

Taking in the view, she found herself a smile. It was beautiful, far more magical than the real world had ever offered her. Today was the day to celebrate Jezebel's relationship with Viktor, and this setting did them justice, she felt. She found herself wishing she'd been able to have something like this for her own wedding, and then---just to have her husband here. If only she could have isolated all of the moments where he was good, distilled them into the person she knew he could be---but he had gone too far. She loved him, there was no getting around that, but she would not allow Zane or his family to cause Nika harm.

Not wanting to intrude upon the groups that were already milling around, Améa found herself a quiet place to sit and began to work the nettles with silent determination. 

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Headmaster ★ Mousie
51 year old Pureblood Human ☆ He/Him

Alan was having a great day. He loved Easter, and he loved costume parties. Jezebel was a genius for coming up with this plan. Although the Beast costume was a little itchy, and uncomfortably tight in the pants (which Audrey said looked good, so he was willing to bear the discomfort after that review), he had to admit they looked pretty darn good. Tavi made an adorable teacup, Sarah as Mrs Pots and Cam as Cogsworth had been inspired choices by Audrey. They'd watched the movie a few dozen times, getting their acting right. 

And then suddenly---Audrey was gone. Swept off by Gaston---STUART. He should have seen that coming. 

"Oi!" Alan hollered, running after his cousin and kidnapped not-date. Audrey definitely wasn't here as a date, they'd just come up with a really cool costume idea. Since returning from conference, they hadn't discussed anything. They said they would, and they said they would stop, but neither seemed to happen. Actually talking about it meant confronting all the complications, and Alan didn't want that. He suspected Audrey didn't yet either, or she'd have bailed him up for a talk by now. 

Besides. They were very busy being utterly distracted. 

More Burdetts filtered into the area. Liam and Liz had come as Team Rocket, which Emily (Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother, her daughter Maddison as Little Red Riding Hood) made a point of telling everyone was not from a fairy tale. Barry was rolling around cursing people as "miscellaneous evil witch", primarily an excuse to paint himself green, and wear a dress and too much make up. His thin face and long goatee just made it creepier, and Tavi--who did not immediately recognise her uncle--ran to hide. Steve had charmed his hair to be golden and luscious, and scrubbed up well in a fancy velvet suit as Prince Charming. And Sam herded her Three Little Pigs into the area, as the Big Bad Wolf with her husband---who was a dragon, because he wanted to be a dragon.

Among them, Kate was also arriving---at Hazel's insistence she had been cast as Ursula from The Little Mermaid, so that Hazel could be Ariel. Not that Hazel was being a particularly realistic mermaid---she'd already run off and was showing anyone who would watch how many cartwheels she could do in a row. At least she was having fun.

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Tally Staff ☆ Tallygarunga Librarian★ Mousie
35* year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ She/Her

Caleb's eyes widened as Cassandra approached him. She was nice, he decided, as long as she didn't make Alex sad. She also didn't try to push him out of Alex's life, which was what Caleb felt David was trying to do. For all of Adele's trying, he was never quite satisfied having to share her. Cass seemed to make a point of involving him too (which David did as well, but that was conveniently ignored), and he nodded as she mentioned that Alex needed a March Hare.

"Can I have the guitar still?" was his only question, following her to get the costume and change.

* * *

It was not a joke, or at least not to David it wasn't. He gave Jezebel a stiff smile, trying to think of an adequate response and coming up with nothing.

"Let's not live in the past, hm?" Adele murmured, squeezing Dave's arm. They couldn't work this out if they didn't get a clean start, and Adele figured that if she was willing to give him another chance---everyone else could damn well shut up until it either worked or didn't. An unrealistic hope, but perhaps everyone could keep their opinions to themselves for just a little while. 

"They ought to make a business of it," she agreed, regarding the decor. As her gaze swept around, she saw a familiar figure lurking at the edges. Not in costume, but hah---Adele supposed there was no real set look for "evil stepmother". She swore, and frowned at Jezebel. "Did you invite her? Or has she just decided to appear? Did... did you invite Mother?" Looking back over, Bethianna's eyes locked on hers. There was---something. Adele huffed in irritation.

"I'll be back in a moment," she said, sweeping across the grass toward Bethianna---and leaving Dave standing awkwardly alone with Jezebel.

"The grass is nice." he couldn't think of anything else to say. He had to fill the silence. He needed a drink was what he needed, but he kept his eye on Adele as she followed the orange-haired woman around a corner and out of sight. "Looks like it's been cut recently. Not too recent though, which is good. People get hayfever and... stuff." Dave cringed inwardly. This was not going well at all.

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Melbourne ☆ Actress, Princess, Supermum★ LilyCat
25* year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ She/Her

Jezebel arched a brow at her mother's response to her own greeting to David, but surely the woman realised who it was that would have to help pick up the pieces if (when) something happened and she wasn't happily with him again and something or someone was a bitch or bastard? The younger woman, however inhaled a deep breath and smiled, giving a small nod. The remark about Jezebel's brothers making a business out of parties caused her to suddenly laugh and shake her head though.

"They already have a business out of it... a very successful one that's just hit the international market a little as well. You need to keep up with the time... or read the local paper now and then," The young woman snickered again, but offered a small wink. Adele had likely forgotten, she had plenty of her own things going on, between her personal life, and  L'Arine, and whatnot. Or the current baby was just stealing part of her brain. Jezebel was pretty convinced babies did that to pregnant women. She'd had her own forgetfulness when she was pregnant with the triplets. Bethianna was then pointed out and the woman shrugged, "If I didn't invite them, they'd have come, and possibly made a point of shaking things up anyway." That was how she viewed it. Case in point: Flora turning up to the barbecue. Left with Dave, however, turned out to be... interesting.

"It's fake grass, Dave," The young woman smirked, and then inhaled before sighed, about to try and get a decent conversation going, when Vladimir turned up. One look at him, and she blinked and  shook her head before laughing quietly, "Whoever told you Tuxedo Mask is from a fairy tale was pulling your leg, brother. But hey, you still managed to dress up. Vlad, you remember Dave?" She nodded between the two men. At least she and Viktor had held enough dinners to have their families meet. She then turned to David once again and tilted her head, "So, nice to be back home?"

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Narragyambie ☆ Family Busybody★ LilyCat
?? year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ She/Her

Lorelei was rounding up the mousie triplets, before spotting and pointing out Améa, at which point the group of children made their way to her, the three young ones practically piling on the woman to hug her, Nika shifting onto her mother's lap. Lei smiled, her little sister had been connecting with her real mother gradually, and none of it was as awkward as what people may have thought it might be in the beginning. Nika was even a bit more boisterous and confident than she once had been.

"What are you doing, Mamiere?" The young girl asked, while her siblings also looked on at the work their aunt was making of the nettles. They knew what they were. They gave a small nasty sting, and so it was natural to be curious as to why she was harming her fingers to play with them.

"She is making shirts," Lorelei stated with a bright smile and a curtsy offered to Améa. She had even put the effort into making her own hair a near platinum blonde for her role as Alice, and cut a picture perfect image of a child version of the character. "Do you enjoy the scenery, Aunt Ruella? It is truly magical, yes?" Her smile was bright and genuine. There were so few times when Lorelei appeared as the child that she should be, and this was one of those times, the girl clearly also enchanted by the way her uncles had set everything up so well.

"Will you dance with us after?" Nike asked, the triplets watching Améa with nothing less than innocent hope. She was here, and she looked happy, surely she wanted to have fun with them too? Meanwhile, Lei spotted a Mad Hatter and grinned, waiting to catch his eye before waving to him.

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Ministry Head ☆ Australian Minister of Magic, Co-Owner: The Drunken Roo, Owner: Victoria Magical & Native Wildlife Park★ LilyCat
51 year old Pureblood Human ☆ He/Him

Stuart may have been a little put out that Alan had cancelled their combined costume, but that was perfectly fine, because he knew exactly why, and who to ask what he would be going as. As soon as he'd found out from Audrey, his even plan was set in motion. And the best part was that he didn't even had to put a lot of work into his costume! Already built, he just had to get a collared muscle shirt, do a quick spell to make his hair longer and have it slicked back, luscious and coifed. Wear some tight jeans, and fold over boots, and he cut a very fine Gaston.

The man didn't even need to study any lines, quotes or song lyrics, because he'd raised 5 kids and been put through many, many repeats of Disney movies. The best part was Alan's face, when his cousin hefted Audrey up effortlessly with her, the woman kicking a little, but almost too busy laughing at his antics to try to fight her way off him. He shone a grin back at Alan before he tried to run around a table, keeping it between himself and his cousin while he held onto his bounty!

"Aha! Back foul beast! I'll not let you have her! Belle shall be mine, she is suited only for the best, which is of course, me!"

"Damnit Stuart! You know it's Easter... I'm probably going to be sick if you keep carrying me around like this!" Audrey complained, despite her chuckling at the situation, the looks that the three were getting. Poor dumb Alan thought they were secret, but she saw a very knowing look in just about every eye on them right now.

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Spencer ☆ Seventh Year ☆ Junior Dance Instructor★ LilyCat
18 year old Pureblood Fairy ☆ She/Her

Cassandra smiled brightly when Caleb nodded and began to follow her, their pair walking in a direction that she knew Alex wouldn't be able to see them through the crowd or where they might be going. She wanted to surprise him with this as well. As they made their way toward a part of the hedge maze, she turned a couple of corners and lifted her brows before nodding to the boy's question.

"Of course you can keep your guitar with you! I wouldn't even consider asking you to put it down. Besides, Alex has one too, so you'll still be matching!" The young woman grinned and then stopped when they were in a small  hidden alcove, before turning to the boy and inspecting what she could do. Well, he was already practically wearing a suit without the jacket, so she started by hovering her hands over his arms, and gradually a shimmering began to run over his clothing, changing it. She wasn't using a wand, which she knew, but she'd found it to be strangely less reliable these days than when she just... willed magic. Soon enough he was dressed in a striped purple and cream shirt with a purple bow tie, brown suspenders and pants, and a brown coat.

The redhead's hands then went to his platinum hair, which she didn't touch or change, however she managed to conjure long cream-coloured hare ears that were purely illusion, but looked quite real. She booped him on the nose with a wink, and it would appear like a hare's nose and mouth. The young woman stood back and admired her work, despite feeling a bit fatigued of a sudden, and then smiled.

"You look awesome, Alex is going to love this, Caleb. Ready to surprise him?" Cass grinned with a chuckle, quite proud of being able to bond with the boy even just a little for this surprise. It seemed like he had a bit of a tough time with being close to others, and she actually knew very well how that felt. She wanted to see him smiling more.

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Professor Head of Spencer ☆ Professor at TallygarungaGuest
26 year old Halfblood Human ☆ HE/HIM

Weddings, These were often Derrick's specialty in crashing and yet here he was NOT crashing. Though suppose it doesn't count against him since it was a merry, very, unwedding. Upon being invited by Jez he found he was in a bit of a predicament on a few ideas but also on the fact he had actually be considering asking Arti if she wanted to go as his date. Something that he wasn't going to live down if Audrey saw and heard that, in fact, it was his idea for the particular outfit idea that had come to mind. Hercules and Deianira, A tragic tale to be sure considering the overall. He had already showed up at the woman's house in his usual flair of just showing up and popping in like it was no bodies business. Dawning a white toga that was fashioned in a more warriors appeal as he wore what seemed to be a oddly colored cape that hung around his neck to emphasize the poisonous cloak gifted. Hanging off of his hip would be an imitation short sword which really was just a handle super glued to a scabbard. He was freaking Hercules the sword was for imitation!

After double checking that their outfits were properly accented to one another given the various possible details for the two mythological and short fairytale figures that they had chosen he coupled arms with Arti and gave a light trace of his fingers to apparate the both of them to the choice of venue, Victoria Reserve. Just as the two of them enter Derrick's eyes only stayed on the decorations and what had been placed out to make the area look fantastical because. . . He saw a kidnapped Belle being stolen away from her Beast in Gaston's arms. There was no chance of Derrick holding in his laughter as he started to burst out as if his gut was in a constant assault. 

"Oh! OH! This was so worth it! Oh man. . . Quick, Do you have a camera? We need this blackmail going on." A glance was shifted towards Arti as he grinned towards the woman. At least this way one the retort of their outfits came about along with the fact it was his choice to ask the question about it he'll have something to fall back on to defend himself. Everyone's dirty laundry was going to come out if his was!

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Spencer ☆ Sixth Year ☆ Guitarist/Vocalist - Local School Hero!✩ Kaitore
19 year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ HE/HIM

"The chaos! Ah. . .!" Alex's arm reached across himself to stare at a badly drawn on watch, purposefully, it was crooked and the hands looked like they weren't even pointing at accurate numbers or nodes that most numberless watches would hold. "It is clearly tea time! Not chaos time! But maybe I am not truly mad?! Or am I. . .?" A hand clasped a few fingers along his chin in consideration. This was his little 'bit' he had been doing losing sight of the trickster Cat, which, oddly enough? Was fitting for the woman and he wasn't entirely sure what she had been up to. Usually, it meant some kind of surprise. Blue eyes cascaded across the area until he found extremely blonde hair and a young girl waving her hand towards him. 

Waving?! Now, that just wouldn't do, oh no. That was a very unmerry kind of etiquette for Tea parties! He could slip out of character for a moment for one of the few favorite people around in his life! As he kneeled down he glanced around for a moment as if he were breaking some major rule in the Fantastical world before opening his arms up wide for the young girl. There wasn't a need for him to vocally speak the intention, there was just the way he had decided to greet her with open arms and a warmth only an Uncle could give! Or at least only an Alex can give. 

His eyes drifted to see his younger great nieces and nephew gathered over at Améa and though he gave the older woman a light wave of a greeting he didn't expect much back from her. He couldn't be a hit with every single person around, now could he? Regardless if Lei chose to run into his arms for a firm hug he'd speak out towards her. "Would you like a little more tea?" A small smirk formed on his face after his words. 

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Headmaster ★ Mousie
51 year old Pureblood Human ☆ He/Him

Alan thundered off after Stuart and his kidnapped Audrey. This was all about keeping in character, right? Belle was definitely the Beast's date. It was a cute costume idea for the five of them. Audrey had been so excited about it, how could he possibly have said no? And watching Sarah chase after Tavi, he recognised the genius of using costumes to make sure the kids didn't stray too far from each other. Not that there weren't dozens of other family members to keep an eye out.

He was about to fire off a line that he hoped was Beast-ish, and then Audrey spoke and he changed modes instantly.

"You gonna be sick, Audrey?" he asked, concerned. She'd eaten a lot of chocolate. It wouldn't have surprised him in the slightest if some of that came back up. He took a moment to check where the kids were, but they were fine---they'd found Liz and Liam. Who knew what mischief that pair of shit-twins were up to. Ignoring it, he turned back to Audrey. "You need something? Glass of water, chair?" 

While he was pondering what more things Audrey could possibly need, Emily had made her way over and was standing by Stuart. She rolled her eyes.

"I'm sure she's fine, Al---incoming!" Emily stepped aside as three small Burdetts charged across the fake lawn to their father. All excited. Alan looked down, unsure what to make of this.

"Aunty Liz said you're gonna get us a sister-"

"Or brother!" interjected Cam.

"For Christmas!" Sarah said breathlessly. "You are, aren't you? Uncle Liam said Audrey's been helping you talk to the stork so we can get a new sister. He's right, isn't he Audrey? We really want one! I'll be so good, I promise!"

"I want a brother." Cam pushed in. "I'll be even better behaved than Sarah, and I won't even complain when I eat broccoli!"

Alan floundered, staring at Audrey for help. Emily scowled.

"Oh no, that's not fair." she muttered, storming off toward Marie. "I'm telling Mum. They're cheating." 

And Liz and Liam, Team Rocket for certain, smirked from across the park. They had lost the last betting pool, but they were damned if they weren't going to win this one.

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Narragyambie ★ Mousie
25 year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ She/Her

Améa worked diligently. There was a reason this had taken so long to do in the fairytale, she had been practicing for days and only had a few sections of a shirt done. Even then she felt she'd rushed it a little. As the children came near, she folded her work away. She'd not bothered to heal her hands, or perhaps she still could not, either way the blisters added to the aesthetic of the costume and she was content with them. Her arms wrapped around Nika as the girl climbed into her lap, fingers absently combing her hair down to sit neatly. 

Lei explained what she was doing, and to that she nodded, lifting the partially-done shirt from her basket to demonstrate. Another key point of her costume was that Elisa did not speak, to do so would destroy any hope had of breaking the curse. Améa wasn't given to a large amount of words anyway, this suited her fine. Another nod was afforded to Lei, it was a beautiful set up. She looked around the area, taking it in once again---and spotting Adele as she ducked off after Bethianna. Odd. Améa wondered if she ought to follow, but decided against it. Tensions between those two were always difficult to navigate.

As Nika mentioned dancing, she nodded again, pressing her lips to her daughter's forehead in a definite "yes". Silence was a beautiful thing, Améa felt. So much was said in words but never truly expressed. Her hand lifted to acknowledge Alex's wave, and she seemed rather relaxed today. She didn't hate Alex, she just didn't trust that he wouldn't be like the rest of their family. And if he wasn't, he would be a victim of them. She watched as well as her younger brother consorted with the red-haired girl, transformed into a bunny-esque figure without the use of a wand. Curioser and curioser. 

Caleb tore across the grass toward Alex. "Uncle Alex! Look! Cass made me the March Hare!"

It was good to see Caleb being excited, and bonding with others. Améa turned back to the children, about to show them how she wove the cloth from the nettles. She lifted her work from the basket.

And it hit. A shock-wave of sorts, a reverberation of---not distress, but definitely powerful emotion. Adele. Améa frowned, trying to pick the nature of it. Shock, mostly. Sadness? But not fear. Some pain, but not physical. Confusion. A lot of it. Knowing that the children had felt it too, along with their uncle and rest of their kin, Améa wondered if someone should go see what was happening. 

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Melbourne ☆ Musician & Artist, Gallery Cafe Owner★ LilyCat
22 year old Pureblood Human ☆ She/Her

Artemisia had actually been a little surprised at Derrick's suggestion of a matching costume... that sounded so... couple-y. However, she chose to take it as a friends-with-benefits suggestion, at least until they decided to sort out exactly what was going on with them. They weren't hiding anything from anyone, but at the same time, both had their reasons to be wary about getting too deeply attached. She entered with the man, impressed by the setup, though not surprised by it at all. The Blairs knew how to throw a party, she'd learned early on.

As she spied the goings on with Alan, Audrey and Stuart, Arti snickered, though glanced at Derrick before looking around the tables. Jezebel always had disposable cameras sitting around at her parties. The woman loved to have her memories recorded, though the small brunette wasn't sure how effective it would be on Audrey.

"I'm not sure if it'll have an effect in the way you're hoping, but I see some cameras sat around. We should definitely snag one," The short woman nodded in agreement. Though looking over at Audrey, the other woman looked as though she might be sick. What were they talking about over there?

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Narragyambie ☆ Family Busybody★ LilyCat
?? year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ She/Her

Lorelei smiled brightly, happy to see the triplets understanding and wanting to be involved with Améa. The others would want to be almost as close to her as Nika, and they had a gentler and more subtle energy about them in their younger years than what she or her mother or Adele had. She'd noticed Améa had shied from them a little, but she was gradually regaining her own strength, and eventually would be as they were once more.

Grinning when Alex spotted her and held out his arms, Lorelei then ran straight over and into them, tackling him in a big hug, allowing some  of her energy to flow into him with the contact. It wasn't a conscious thing, so much as spying a need and filling it so that he could have as much fun as everyone else without feeling worn down.

"A tea party, a party for tea!" The girl exclaimed, and then glanced over as she heard and saw Caleb bolting across toward them, releasing Alex from her hug a little, but still holding his hand as another uncle approached, and beaming at him and that he had allowed Cass to give him a costume that matched a few of them now, "You make a March Hare very worthy of matching our Mad Hatter!" She said brightly! Though, a moment later she felt it... the shift in energy, and her smile sobered slightly as her gaze flickered in the direction she knew Adele was in. However, a thought was broadcast to all those who had felt it, Jezebel who had also been distracted from her conversations.

"I'll look into it," The Queen of Hearts allowed her kin to know, before she excused herself from Dave and Vlad's company in order to seek out where her mother was with Bethianna.

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Tally Staff ☆ Headmaster's Assistant, Fill-in 'Mum'★ LilyCat
25 year old Pureblood Human ☆ She/Her

Although it was absolutely hilarious that Stuart had decided he was going to be a pain in the arse to both herself and Alan today, Audrey did actually feel a bit nauseous, being bounced and whirled and tilted around on his shoulder. It was strange, because she didn't remember chocolate ever making her feel sick, no matter how much she ate, but she supposed she had really gorged herself this year, with no shame at all. It wasn't as though Alan and the kids hadn't seen her do it every year for the past few years.

However, all attention shifted to the children that ran up to Alan, including Stuart's, interested in learning why they were so excited. As all in the near vicinity heard the excited and loud voices asking their father and herself about an apparent sibling for Christmas, Audrey stared. She didn't say anything right away, even though she'd almost laughed. What had stopped her from laughing was that she actually had to think about that.

When was the last time she'd actually had her period? A very slow but terrifying realisation began to creep over her as the young woman realised she hadn't actually even thought about keeping track of it. But that she knew there'd been no week-long breaks between herself and Alan and their extra-curriculars ever since the conference.

"Stu... I need down, I think I'm gonna puke," Audrey croaked, and there was a desperation in her voice, one that the man knew all too well as he did set her down and accio'd a bin over to them, before promptly handing it to Alan to hold for her. His cousin was the one who'd got into this mess, and true to Alan, hadn't actually thought everything through properly.

"Come on kids! Let's go raid the chocolate fountain over there!" Stuart began to herd Alan's three away, while shaking his head and wagging a finger at his terrible twin cousins. That was totally cheating, not to mention, totally ruining a potential Christmas surprise! Meanwhile, Audrey was rocking a little, though reached for the bin, she definitely felt something coming up.

"Ohshitohshitohshit..." The young woman mumbled. As excellently as she kept Alan's life organised, she was so hopeless when it came to herself.

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14 year old Halfbreed Veela ☆ She/Her

Mairead was more than happy for any excuse to wear a hat.  So an Unwedding Party with an Alice In Wonderland theme of course had her beaming.  It meant she got to wear her cute, miniature top hot that clipped into her hair with a piece of black lace to go just beneath it.  Of course, it wasn't the only thing.  She got in a full get up, a very feminine take on the Mad Hatter, the main shade of her clothing a blue similar to that of her eyes.  The dress had a somewhat short skirt, and she'd made sure to sunscreen well before leaving home.

Arriving at the party was something else.  She looked at the decorations and smiled.  She adore Jezebel.  She liked Viktor.  She was happy to get to spend time with a more extensive version of her family, even if she didn't know some of them.  She gave a quiet hello to a few of the others, but some loud, rambunctious singing had fully caught her attention.

Rolling her eyes, she looked up, but the disapproving look quickly melted away into one of glee.  "UNCLE STU!" she all but shouted as she barreled her way toward him, throwing her arms around him.  He was a busy man, minister and all, and she was always excited to see him.

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Spencer ☆ Sixth Year ☆ Guitarist/Vocalist - Local School Hero!✩ Kaitore
19 year old Halfbreed Sorceraic ☆ HE/HIM

"Aaaah! There we go!" He responded in a chuckle that followed afterwards with his arms wrapped around Lorelei. There clearly was the presence of her energy flowing into him as a small smile stretched along his face. "Dang it, I keep forgetting about that! Aaah, well, you have me thanking you again, Kiddo." He offered a small wink towards Lei as she pressed his body into a better state of comfort due to the offering. It did make him feel a bit bad that he had been siphoning like a leech in this manner even if it was of her free will to do it for him. But he had also kept in mind what Bethianna had told him about the state of existence of himself in comparison to everyone else. There was no getting around it and he'd need to suck it up. Suddenly another person that demanded his attention and affection came jettisoning and his arm instantly wrapped around Caleb as a wide smile formed. "Ah ha! March Hare! You nearly were late for tea!

Alex's eye shifted from left to right in a manner of forming up a conspiracy. "Cassy seems to be the sneaky sort, that Chesire cat and her puzzles!" He was glad the young boy had taken to Cass, even if it was because of her relation to himself it was a start. That meant he was willing to open up to people that he had a good vibe towards at least. He had been aware of how he felt about David's return but Alex was still on the fence about everything and that primarily had been due to the fact he didn't know the man from a hole in the wall. As he started to stand up his hand pressed along Caleb's head lightly not to disturb the ears that had been an illusion on top of the crown. 

That was until his eyes narrowed at the sudden presence of emotion that swarmed and caused his hand to gently caress the center of his forehead. Still, he had not been used to all of it, everything being so brand new and in such a compound with people connected all at once. Eyes scanned the area feeling the presence grow stronger in a direction that had his eyes spot a very familiar figure, a woman with a stern regal nature about her. Eyes laid on Bethianna as the smile on his face grew like a child who had spotted their favorite Aunt. But this sense of emotion dimmed his lips to a softer expression. 

"When it rains it pours. . ." He figured he'd may as well keep Caleb and Lei a bit busy until whatever was worked out. "Hey, how about we grab a seat and some food?! Because this Mad to the Hatter is hungry and thirsty."

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26 year old Halfblood Human ☆ HE/HIM

Derrick wasn't sure what was going on between the two of them, hell, Audrey and Alan had it more figured out for themselves than he did and that was a truth. There had been plenty of inner demons he was combating against and something told him that Arti was pretty much in the same situation. At least from what they had gleamed in one another's past in that brief moment of honesty they held. The things that kept their minds, hearts, and feet at a stand still from ever growing more or going further with anyone beyond the usual: Wam, Bam, thank you Ma'am. 

As she pointed out the camera's for him he casually strolled by a table and took about two. Handing one over towards her as a grin shaped on his face. "Oh, my dear Arti, there are many effects pictures can hold! It isn't always the obvious moments but the most subtle moments that a person almost always wishes they could forget." Being paraded around by Stu was hilarious and picture worthy, but not THE picture, catching her off guard mid-chewing on some kind of food or chocolate like a little Easter bunny? That was a true Kodak moment that needed to be slapped on a commercial. 

Then he proceeded to lightly nudge the dark-haired woman. "Besides, you know you want us to be in a bunch of shots. How else will you brag to people about this awesome Hercules who gained the talent of fire after being poisoned? It's a lovely story, worth telling kids for eons!" Both of his hands curled, the one holding the camera a lighter grip as to not damage it while he flexed and posed by pressing the row of his knuckles against the edges of his waist like a superhero. "Hercu-Sparkles!"

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Headmaster ★ Mousie
51 year old Pureblood Human ☆ He/Him

It didn’t seem at all unreasonable to Alan that Audrey should be so sick after chocolate. She did eat a lot of it, she always did—and on some level he’d been waiting for her body to decide it was done with the annual Easter gorging. Obviously this was the year it finally happened, and that had to suck for poor Audrey. Getting older was the worst.

”Happens to the best of us, eh,” Alan said, trying to be supportive. It wasn’t like he hadn’t ever consumed so much of something that he’d made himself ill. Taking the bin offered by Stuart in one hand, he used his other arm to support Audrey as he walked her over to a bench in the shade. Somewhere private and cool. He was glad for his cousin’s decision to lure the kids away, they didn’t need to see this. Although, he felt, it could make a very useful tool for demonstrating why eating all your Easter chocolate at once was a bad idea.

A veteran when it came to women and vomit, Alan untied the bow tie from around his neck. Using that to tie Audrey’s hair back off her face, he sat beside her and rubbed her back. Amused as he was by the consequences of too much chocolate, he would still look after her. Alan was pleasantly oblivious to the life-changing implications of her illness, and hadn’t noticed the smug high fives exchanged between Liz and Liam, or Emily’s animated protest to Marie.

”You’ll be right,” he said. “Just get it all out, mn?”

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