12 Works in Barclay/Mama (The Adventure Zone)

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    “D’ya want any progress shots?” Cobb asks, and Shawn realizes while he’s been taking in the statue she’s picked up some tiny electric tool and is finagling with a speaker in the corner. “It ain’t quite done yet. If so, I gotta have some tunes on while I work, hope ya don’t mind.”

    “Oh, of course,” Shawn says, trying to see where on this statue she could need to work on, as it looks like it just needs to be polished. He’s sweating through his shirt already, feeling the slick, uncomfortable crawl of moisture down his back. Cobb looks like she’s never sweated in her life, her hair moving slightly as if she’s standing in a breeze, somehow. There is certainly zero air movement in this room. “What sort of music do you listen to?” he asks, pen poised over his notebook.

    “Well, I used to really love ambient industrial glitch music and dronedoom,” she says. Shawn blinks, having expected something like folk or bluegrass, and she continues. “But then my niece turned me on to this lovely young man on Soundcloud, and I don’t know how I survived without him.” 

    Cobb presses play on her speaker, which unleashes a noise.
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    mama teaches a nosy reporter how to respect boundaries, already.

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    "Are they okay?" Aubrey asked, and Dani rolled over to stare at the ceiling. She picked up Dani's hand in both of hers and looked it over, fiddling with it idly.

    "They love each other," Dani said, and she knew that was true.

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    Barclay and Mama don't dance anymore.

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    “Ned caught video of me fighting the beast abomination in the woods and posted it and it went viral, so now we got an FBI agent staying in room 108 trying to ‘find Bigfoot’,” he says, all in one breath, then covers his face with his hands. “His name is Agent Stern and he’s a nosy ass. He keeps following Moira around and trying to talk to her, ‘cause she seems the most sane out of all of us, I believe, and looks too polite to tell him off.”

    Mama very briefly, but very seriously, considers going back into Sylvain and letting the Quell infected Sylphs eat her. “So you let the water elemental drown Ned, right?”
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    some hurt/comfort for your soul. set right after mama brings thacker back from sylvain post the water monster arc.

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    Mama’s body was a map of hard-living, witness to events from decades of fighting and living and aching. There were scars, some white and flat with age, some new enough to shine pink and angry still. There were stretch marks, freckles, callouses from years of hard work, and permanent tan lines from years and years of the same summer routines. Sometimes Barclay got lost staring. To him, it was beautiful.

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    "I ain't--" her own coughs and hacks cut her off, but she oughed into her elbow while swatting him away from her. "I told you I ain't goin' into the Goddamn hospital."

    "Yes," he argued. "You are."

    "No I ain't and I'd like to--" she coughed, nearly threw up on her own knees from the force of it, but swallowed it down. White light burst behind her eyes and she heard a whimper that could not have come out of her, she didn't make noises like that. She coughed again. "I'd like to see you try an make me."

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    Barclay just stood there and stared, not at her but off into the middle distance, leaning all of his weight on the door frame like he was trying to cling to it.

    “You want me to let you give me a hug, then?” she asked, and his eyes snapped back to her.

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    They've had a long thirty years of monster hunting. Barclay and Mama have a conversation.

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    “I don’t mind it when you look at me,” he says, his voice quiet and sleep rough. His thumb is on Mama’s pulse point, and he can feel the steady thrum of her heart quicken slightly as he looks up at her. The light in the room is pre-dawn grey, dim, but he can make out details like the crows feet around her eyes, her faintly stunned expression. Her eyes are deep pools of black, like a lake under a night sky.

    “Sorry,” she says, finally, barely above a whisper. “You...” she trails off, hesitant.

    “For what?” he asks. He fights back a yawn. “I -,” he pauses, struggling against the urge to let it go, afraid of rejection, and it’s a wonder that his next words come out level and smooth, confident like he’s not shaking inside. “I like it.”
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    mama and barclay have sex sexily. thats it. thats all. minors do not interact thanks.

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    “I’m gonna die!” Stern yelps, panicked, but he immediately empties the rest of his clip into the mouth of some enormous dog-thing charging at them, so he’s got good instincts and honestly, will probably do fine. Mama is hot on the thing’s heels, sprinting out of the fog, wielding her ammo-less rifle like a club and the blade of a blood covered knife clenched between her teeth.

    Barclay vaults over the dog-thing as it collapses, its momentum not slowed by its death. He lands easily beyond it, hearing Stern shout as it takes him out at the knees, knocking him to the ground.
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    What happens with Mama, Barclay, and Stern as our intrepid heroes fight the Quell in Sylvain.

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    “ID, please,” the receptionist says, and Barclay holds it out to her. She barely bothers glancing at it before she hands it back. Mama’s put the cigarettes away when Barclay looks again, playing with her lighter and leaning against one of the pillars of the small porch. The square bolt of her jaw flexes as she clenches her teeth, and the stormcloud of her hair glints with pink highlights in the glow of the buzzing neon vacancy sign. She flicks the zippo closed, pinches the bridge of her nose and sighs, her breath fogging in the cold air.

    “Dude,” the receptionist says, exasperated, and he realizes she’s holding her hand out, an unimpressed eyebrow raised.

    “Sorry,” he says, and pulls out Mama’s wallet. “How much?”
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    Mama and Barclay open Amnesty Lodge for business in late fall of 1999. Some Sylphs have trouble getting there, resulting in a road trip or two. They're horribly in love, and don't quite realize it's requited. Commissioned by Diego.

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    There's a lot of downtime in between monster hunting. Aubrey spends most of it befriending Jake Coolice, flirting with cute girls, and only occasionally getting in trouble with Barclay and/or Mama.

    (These are the antics that the residents of Kepler get up to whilst not being actively hunted and killed by monsters.)

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    “Holidays!” Aubrey says. “Yes? No? Also, is that gonna be another Thacker situation?” She wiggles her fingers at the building, which looks like a mini Lodge, only without the guest wings.
    Mama raises one thick eyebrow. “It’s just my workshop, nothin’ secret about it,” she says, stuffing her hands into her pockets. “And I’m Jewish. What about you?”
    Aubrey makes a mental note to look up when Hanukkah is this year. Probably earlier than Yule. She has no clue what to get Mama. “Cool!” She says. “I do Yule, kind of. I’m bad at it. What about, like, Dani and Jake and everybody else? Sylvain doesn’t strike me as a very Christmas-y place.”
    Mama laughs and wraps an arm around her shoulder as they turn and walk back towards the lodge. “They’ve got Candlenights,” She says, “Usually we celebrate it on New Years Eve, but we’re not doin’ anythin’ this year really. Not with our own personal FBI agent breathin’ down our necks, too risky. But I’m sure if you wanted to hand out Yule gifts you’d make folks pretty happy.”
    Aubrey frowns. “They’re skipping Candlenights?”

    Aubrey saves Candlenights. Agent Stern is a rat bastard. Indrid has some fun.

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    Barclay folds down a page corner and shuts his book, putting it back on the pile. “Hey,” he says, taking off the glasses, “What do you think you’ll do after the gate closes and moves somewhere else?”
    Mama shrugs. “Figure out where it opened up and move.”
    “You’re not going to retire?” he asks, confused.

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