Back-to-back fight pairs: Julia and Janet
So…struggled with this one. I truly do love the idea of Janet carrying around a shotgun but shotguns are so…brutal. They’re for killing. And in Chrestomanci’s world killing really isn’t something any of the protagonists actually do (unless you count turning Mr. Farleigh into a tree? But even that’s poetic). Magic gives you so many options and to have Janet carry a shotgun would really-limit you. Plus Janet isn’t the killing type at all. (But I took a little detail from Charmed Life and ran with it! Hope no one is too disappointed I couldn’t work the shotgun thing in…) In any case, hope you guys like! stopandsmellthedata requested this one.
Oh! And I took some inspiration from this post way back when :)
"When you decided to run for a place in Parliament," Janet laughed nervously, swallowing her mouthful of lobster. "Even given how brutally honest you are, I did not expect to be put on a hit list so soon."
Heh, the shotgun was my off-the-cuff idea; I will totally accept karate as a substitute.
Ahhhhststlsfdssdfs I love it!! (Karate is an excellent substitute for the shotgun for sure) I was grinning through the whole thing.
This is an awesome little ficlet. They’re both so confident and badass and grown-up but still so recognizably Julia and Janet. I love Julia being all elegant (and political!!) and Janet being so….Janet! (“Purple whippersnappers” haha)
Also the little dash of Chrestomanci at the end, perfect!