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Mogget ([personal profile] bellbound) wrote in [community profile] undergrounds2017-06-11 10:50 pm

Midsummer mischief

1. Break-in at Samantha's flat, Kensington, mid-June (for Roddy and Dodger)

It seems like an ordinary night. Mogget is sleeping in his cat bed in Anthony's room, as he always does. The little boy is sleeping soundly, while Mogget is under strict instructions to protect the child and to never, ever ask or let him take off his collar. Mostly he avoids any sort of interaction with the boy; he's not going to risk getting his tail pulled.

Samantha sleeps in the room next door. Next to her is the bathroom and on the other side of the hallway is a spare room that is being used as a study. Samantha's laptop is in here, along with a number of files and other items related to her work.

There are wards on the house too, magical wards designed to deter fae (except him, of course) and to prevent witches from using magic to spy or break in. It's secure enough that they've never had any problems, although the security is nothing like as sophisticated as what he was used to at Sylvia Redbright's house. But Samantha's flat is also far less well-known; she doesn't use it for meetings nor does she advertise where she lives. She prefers to keep her home life private.

That suits Mogget just fine too. There's a glimmer of moonlight seeping in through the curtains as he sleeps, peaceful and still.

2. Magical Innovation Centre, Richmond, post-rave, 15th June (open)

He's given to understand that the police broke up a rave outside the premises last night and it certainly looks like it. Broken bottles and food wrappers litter the streets and there are several buildings with graffiti sprayed on the walls. This used to be a good neighbourhood. Now no self-respecting witch will go near it and so Mogget has been sent in to assess the damage and take a look around the building – hopefully without getting caught.

He pads across the lawn in cat form and pauses to sniff at a discarded flyer. Hillingdon have got a lot to answer for.

3. Litha celebrations, a park, 21st June (for witches and allies)

He hasn't been an Unseelie for millennia and yet this day still makes him either sleepy or grumpy. Sometimes both. Summer, even the cold wet English summer, is not his time. As usual the witches are doing their dancing and chanting around the midsummer bonfire, while Mogget slinks away beneath a picnic table and watches from a distance.

As the evening draws on and the shadows lengthen, he loses interest, yawning a couple of times before curling up into a tight ball and closing his eyes. The celebrations will go on until dawn. Frankly, he'd rather get some sleep.

4. Choose your own adventure! Hit me up with your own prompt.
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[personal profile] ghoulaid 2017-06-12 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Some people will be spending most of the day sleeping off the consequences of last night. Ghoul, however, is not one of those people. He hadn't gotten too wild so he feels fine, and he's taken it upon himself to return to the scene. Just to scout it out, nothing major- mainly seeing what people have left behind and making sure no one's been abandoned in a locked closet.

Running off trespassing kitty cats is something he hadn't expected.

Ghoul makes his presence known by flinging a balled up piece of trash at Mogget. It falls short since it doesn't have enough weight to carry itself as far as it needs to, but whatever. He tried. "You can't be here."
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[personal profile] ghoulaid 2017-06-12 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Ghoul just grins. "Y'don't recall it 'cause you didn't. Place ain't mine either." He moves closer after that, crouching down nearby and picking up another piece of garbage that looks like it might be an important card of some sort. But, upon inspection, it's nothing. Ghoul flings it away, because it clearly belongs back on the ground where it came from.

"Circle Daybreak really oughta take better care of their stuff, don't you think? This place is a mess." Which is something that Ghoul obviously had no part in. Just look at that innocent face.

Ignore the fact that many of the flyers smell like him.
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[personal profile] ghoulaid 2017-06-12 10:05 pm (UTC)(link)
The den isn't this kind of messy. It's cozy and lived in and a little beaten up, that's all. Ghoul huffs on its behalf, but doesn't comment on Mogget's incorrect opinion.

"Ain't a mystery." He shrugs. "Some of us might've been around last night. What d'you want, though? Ain't nothin' for you left."
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[personal profile] ghoulaid 2017-06-14 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
Ghoul narrows his eyes as Mogget slinks away. He can't just leave him alone around here. He might try something.

He has no idea what a single cat could possibly do to steal the center from underneath Hillingdon, but then again, this is Samantha's magic cat. Who the fuck knows. "Samantha's still interested in this place?" He hurries after Mogget, determined to follow him around like an annoying gnat. "Lotta vomit in there, probably. Don't think she'd want it back at this point."

Who is he kidding. Of course she'd want it back. But does Mogget? He's a fae, isn't he? Surely he can't be thrilled about the idea of putting this place back in Samantha's hands. "What d'you think of all this shit?"
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[personal profile] ghoulaid 2017-06-16 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
The bus has character.

He's going to have a bad time, because Ghoul's still right there, tailing after him. "I'd like you to stop bein' such an ass, but neither of us are gettin' what we want." Charming as ever. No doubt Mogget misses the alliance with East End. "Either I follow you or I chase you the fuck off, which one do you want?"
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[personal profile] ghoulaid 2017-06-17 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
That's not how it works.

Ghoul continues trailing after him, stomping his way through the same puddle without a care in the world. Unlike Mogget, he has shoes and a lack of fucks to give. "I got my own shit to do, I just don't like the idea of you bein' unsupervised. You're nothin' but trouble." Like he's one to talk.

Something Mogget's said makes him wonder, though... After a (probably too-short) moment of silence, he starts up again. "You don't seem to like doin' anything you been told to do. What happens if you just don't fuckin' do it?"
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[personal profile] ghoulaid 2017-06-21 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
Ghoul may not hold any love for Mogget, but he's still a prisoner. The only one Ghoul knows now, and he has to wonder what exactly goes in to the whole binding thing. Might be a good chance to pry some answers out of him.

He seems to forget how uncooperative Mogget is. "What is it? Like, mind control?"
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[personal profile] ghoulaid 2017-06-24 02:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"I ain't doin' no more'a that shit. If I wanted to do book reports all the time, I'd go up there," he grumbles while frowning, waving an arm in the general direction of Redbright. He says that, but the question will continue to gnaw at him until he finally breaks and looks it up. Magical bullshit that leaves someone fully aware and yet forces them to do things they don't want to do is just unthinkable to him.

Maybe he can google it...

Ghoul watches at Mogget as he stares at the doors. "I'll let you in if you tell me what she's gonna do with it." Every fae likes deals, right? And Mogget can't reach the door handle by himself, so everyone wins. "She can't open it back up, can she?"
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[personal profile] ghoulaid 2017-06-27 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
"Hillingdon ain't gonna let her go back to doin' what she was before, so what's the point?" Yeah, yeah, he's got a bargain to hold up. Ghoul makes good on his part and leans in to open the door- just very slowly, in the hopes of wringing more information out of Mogget while he waits for an opening big enough to squeeze through.
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[personal profile] ghoulaid 2017-06-30 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, no, that's how it's gonna happen." He sounds awfully sure of himself despite being someone who really has nothing to do with Hillingdon. Hillingdon, the hilariously neutral faction. He doesn't seem to think their move was a fluke, but what does he know.

He stares down at Mogget, and for a moment, wonders what it would be like to tug the door shut on him. "'Kay, you looked. Get out."
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[personal profile] roddy_reinigen 2017-06-13 09:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Roddy's job was simple. Get inside, open the door for Dodger. It certainly wasn't the first time Roddy had used his rat form to sneak into someone's house for information, and he didn't much care for the mother of witches, and would be more than glad to do something to piss her off.

That said, he was completely terrified of doing this because he knew it would piss her off.

If he was caught, there was pretty much nothing he could do to stop her from killing him, and considering what he was doing, she wouldn't even be considered to be in the wrong. Frankly, this entire thing was insane, and he had half a mind to tell Dodger that this whole deal was off and he was going home and forgetting about the whole thing. Unfortunately, the other half of his mind was busy analyzing every possible opening and entrance into the place as he walked outside the building, checking it out. Samantha lived on the third floor, which was high enough that he'd rather avoid trying to climb up to it, but not so much it would be out of the question if he didn't find a better option.

He decided to get in through the kitchen vent. Fortunately, he saw the output for what he assumed was the kitchen vent, and the one that would lead to her apartment (assuming they took a fairly direct path) was close to the fire escape. It was also fortunate that this was facing an alley, where witnesses would be less likely.

Roddy ran up the fire escape until he reached the appropriate level, climbing up onto the railing and sitting on it as he reached out, getting a grip on the edge of the opening that he planned to use to climb inside. Holding on as tightly as he could, he shifted quickly, knowing that once his arms shortened, he'd have to carry his entire weight. Soon he was dangling by that rapidly shrinking hand, but fortunately since his weight was dropping at an incredibly rapid rate, he was able to hold on. His clothes dropped into the alley below, and once he'd become a rat, he scurried inside.

Once he forced himself to ignore all the delicious smells of evaporated grease that had dried in this vent, it wasn't hard to go from there, the natural ribbing of the duct work gave him a nice foot hold, and once he reached her kitchen, he dropped down onto the kitchen vent, which was only fastened by a few screws and made mostly of metallic mesh, so was pliable enough for him to get enough of an opening between the base and the frame to push his head through. Once his head was through, his body quickly followed, landing on her stove. From there he hopped to the ground and quickly, quietly, scurried under a counter, listening to the sounds of the house.

He doesn't know what he's looking for, or what he might end up finding, but he is certain that Samantha being who she is, he might find something interesting. But he'd rather focus his search in an area of the house where he hears no signs of life, and that's why he chose the spare room.

Of course, the second he gets inside and starts nosing around, he's delighted at what he sees. Her computer's here, and part of him wishes he could just pick the whole thing up and run out, but he's not entirely sure if he wants to take the risk of changing back to human yet. And so he continues to look around, careful to avoid touching anything in case there was some strange magic...stuff on any of it.
Edited 2017-06-13 21:59 (UTC)
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[personal profile] knowntohisfriends 2017-06-15 05:40 pm (UTC)(link)
The job was simple enough, at least from the way it had been put to him. Of course, that could easily be the Dodger just chosing to remember it as it being put to him as simple enough, because of course robbin' some bloody witch's place was simple. Except for those annoying wards all around the place, but he had his contacts that not even the Old Devil knew about. That's why Roddy was there, after all.

He needed the bloke to get in and to let him in. Roddy could lift whatever he wanted, the Dodger wasn't going to to stop someone getting their fair share, but he had a job to do and was getting good pay for it. The sooner he was into the flat, the better. Hanging about alleys wasn't exactly the part of the work he liked - mostly because that belonged to the other job and the less he had to do that, the better.

"Hurry up, Rat," he muttered, looking up and waiting. Of course it had to turn cold that night, of bloody course.

He'd better be able to get into the place. He probably should have listened better when it was being explained to him, but people keep putting food in front of him when they do that.
Edited 2017-06-16 10:46 (UTC)
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[personal profile] roddy_reinigen 2017-06-17 05:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Roddy didn't know, of course, that Dodger couldn't get in, and fully intended to try and let him in...in a moment. First he wanted to make sure he'd have an emergency exit, just in case things went south. He shifted to human and went over to the window, opening it just a few inches, a large enough opening for a rat, but not much else.

Shifting back to his rodent form, and satisfied that he'd scoped the place out sufficiently to make a grab for a few things and run, he decided to go let Dodger in.

Heading back to the fire escape window, he again shifted back to human, crouching so he couldn't be seen from outside, and carefully, quietly opening it.

He whispered, "Dodger, come on in," down to the boy below, before shifting back to his rodent form and returning to the study, oblivious to the fact that he couldn't be followed by his accomplice.

The first thing he did was crawl around behind the column of drawers in the desk, and attempt to squeeze under it. If it was possible, he would then attempt to climb up behind the drawers to get in them.
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[personal profile] knowntohisfriends 2017-06-21 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
The Dodger climbed up the fire escape fast, keeping his feet as silent as he could on the metal. Getting to the window, however, he finds himself still locked out.

"Oy, Roddy!" His whisper is only loud because of how silent the flat was. "Roddy, I can't get in. Bloody witch has warded the place!"
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[personal profile] roddy_reinigen 2017-06-24 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
Roddy hears Dodger loud and clear even though he's in another room, aided by his rodent hearing. That meant this all fell on him. It also meant that Roddy was on his own, and if he ran into trouble there would be no one on his side to save him. A terrifying thought, but Roddy forced himself to focus on the task ahead of him.

Climbing back out of the drawer column, he went around front and decided to climb up the front, gripping his tiny rodent hands and feet onto the handles to go up. It was now he could see the lock, but part of him hoped it wouldn't be...

He gripped on the handle with both hands, using his feet to push against the drawer below, trying to pull the drawer out. No use. It didn't even budge and it was, Roddy concluded, most likely locked. Scurrying away from the drawers for a moment, Roddy looked for something heavy enough to smash the lock.
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[personal profile] roddy_reinigen 2017-06-26 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
Roddy knew hitting something heavy against the lock would make a loud noise, and he knew he'd have to be prepared to run when he did it, but the thing was...there was a reason why the plan he and Dodger cooked up involved letting Dodger in. Dodger had actual experience picking locks.

Sure, Roddy could sit there and fiddle around with the lock all day, probably get caught anyway because he couldn't sit there forever, and then have to make a run for it and leave empty handed. Or he could break the lock, still get caught, but at least have a chance to grab something that had to be important if Samantha bothered locking it up before he made a break for it.

He chose the latter, shifting to a half human, half rat form so he'd have the size he'd need to pick up the paperweight off the desk and smash open the lock. From there, he barely even looked. He heard his heart pounding in his ears as he pulled the drawer open and grabbed something that looked small enough for his rat form to carry. A flash drive. Shoving it in his mouth and holding it in his teeth, hoping it would be something close to what they were supposed to be getting, Roddy rushed over to the window, gripping the windowsill in his hands so that when he shifted back to rat form, it was only a matter of scrambling to get his hind feet up onto the windowsill as well.
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[personal profile] roddy_reinigen 2017-06-30 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
Fortunately, Roddy's own instinct kicked in, fear of falling temporarily overridden by his much stronger fear of cat, and he dropped off of the windowsill, falling straight down.

As he neared the next windowsill, he reached out his hands, grappling it with his claws, and ended up with his body dangling precariously from the ledge. But his descent was stopped, he still had a flash drive held firmly in his mouth, so Roddy decided he was doing pretty well...so he decided to release his grip again, dropping down and then doing the same with the first floor windowsill, at which point he concluded he could probably drop the rest of the way without dying, so released his grip once more, falling the few remaining feet to the asphalt below.

It stung a bit when his feet hit the ground, and he suspected they'd be a bit red for a while, but Roddy figured if he got away, then that was a win. He decided to look up, though, to check whether the fae was in pursuit.
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[personal profile] knowntohisfriends 2017-07-01 07:42 am (UTC)(link)
The Dodger had watched as Roddy came scrambling out like there was something after him and decided that running was probably their best option. He kept Roddy in his gaze as he ran though, not wanting to lose sight of him, when it looked like he had the thing he'd been commissioned to get. He stops, and looks at him.

"Roddy, you got it? I got a bloke to get it to."
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[personal profile] roddy_reinigen 2017-07-02 08:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Roddy raced after Dodger for a bit, until they passed by the part of the building where his clothes had landed. Not wanting to lose the outfit, since he wouldn't have anything to change back into once he shifted back unless he wanted to remain a rat until he returned home, Roddy raced over to the clothes and started squeaking, hoping Dodger would get the hint and pick it up.

In response to the question, though, Roddy gave a little nod.
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[personal profile] knowntohisfriends 2017-07-13 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
"Oy," the Dodger said, "captain of industry I am," he shot a cheeky grin at Mogget. "Anyway, don't see why you're so bothered. Ain't like you're here by choice, is it?"
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[personal profile] knowntohisfriends 2017-07-14 04:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"Think I need sendin'?" The Dodger replied, grinning at him. "Just might not like her."
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[personal profile] roddy_reinigen 2017-07-17 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
Roddy, in the mean time, started to feel a bit nervous with Mogget there. He wasn't about to shift back right then, not with them right there and no privacy, so instead Roddy ran over to Dodger, running up the outside of his pant leg, up his shirt in order to reach his shoulder. He felt a little more defended in case Mogget decided to get the flash drive back himself.
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[personal profile] knowntohisfriends 2017-07-17 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
There is a moment were the Dodger just wants to laugh in Mogget's face. He saw the collar - he knew that this bloke was bound to whatever it was the witch wanted and murdering a pair of 'kids' - not that he was one - probably wasn't going to be it. That being said, he's met those with right nasty tempers, and he's willing to bet Mogget's one of them.

"Like I said. Don't like her much."
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[personal profile] knowntohisfriends 2017-07-19 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
"Myself," the Dodger replies with a cheeky grin. He's used to the getting asked a lot of questions he doesn't want to answer and technically speaking it's not a lie. Technically. On some level.
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[personal profile] knowntohisfriends 2017-07-22 12:18 pm (UTC)(link)
He gives a shrug. If you looked around, you found his connections to Fagin. That was about it. Like the Old Git couldn't deal with this one.
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[personal profile] roddy_reinigen 2017-07-23 07:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Roddy, who was still perched on Dodger's shoulder, looked at his clothes and started squeaking. Couldn't they just...grab his stuff and get out of here instead of talking to this terrifying cat?
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[personal profile] knowntohisfriends 2017-07-24 08:38 am (UTC)(link)
The Dodger gives a nod to Roddy and smirks Mogget

"Now, got places to be, if you don't mind."