existential pink nightie

My name is Helen Jordan. I've been places.

April 20, 2014 8:31 pm
Zee covers one hand over the other till a quiet chirping can be heard. She pulls back one hand showing off a fluffy yellow chick to Helen, handing it to her, before turning to Damian, “Okay you’re going to have to hold your arms like you’re holding a baby for just a second.” she demonstrates, curving her arms close to her middle, “I’ll put a big bunny in your arms.”
Helen Jordan instantly loses all interest in anything else in the entire world, now that she’s cupping a fuzzy, faintly damp little cheeping ball of yellow in her hand. She kisses it over and over, imitating its chirps. 
Damian Wayne carefully arranges his arms just as Zatanna demonstrates, his eyes bright and eager. He glances over at Helen with her baby chick. “Must I speak very softly to avoid scaring it?” 
Zee nods, “That’s probably a good idea, but it won’t be all that skittish.” she smiles, casting, “Nottoc liat.” a white rabbit appearing in Damian’s arms, close in weight and size to a medium sized dog. 
Damian Wayne gasps and instantly yells, “Look at this rabbit, Helen, it’s so very large!” Then cuddles the bunny closer, worried he’s startled it. “It’s fine, rabbit, everything is fine,” he assures it in a quieter voice. 
Dickiebird covers his mouth so he won’t laugh at the fact he’s pretty sure the rabbit’s about half Damian’s size. “They’re so cute!”  Helen Jordan sidles up to Damian and his enormous rabbit, sheltering her little unsteady chick carefully. “That’s a really big bunny,” she agrees. “Lian would try to ride it. Or something.” 
Zee reaches over to the rabbit, smoothing her hands over its ears, “Big bunnies are better fun.” she smiles wide. Damian Wayne leans into Helen’s shoulder, peering at the chick huddled in her hands. He shifts the rabbit so it can twitch its nose along the chick’s fur. “Perhaps they might like to be friends, despite their difference in stature.” 
Helen Jordan pecks little kisses against the rabbit and the chick indiscriminately. “Like Batman and Robin,” she murmurs. 
Damian Wayne watches Helen grant her quick kisses to the animals and kisses her cheek before directing his affection toward the animals as if nothing unusual had transpired. 

Zee covers one hand over the other till a quiet chirping can be heard. She pulls back one hand showing off a fluffy yellow chick to Helen, handing it to her, before turning to Damian, “Okay you’re going to have to hold your arms like you’re holding a baby for just a second.” she demonstrates, curving her arms close to her middle, “I’ll put a big bunny in your arms.”

Helen Jordan instantly loses all interest in anything else in the entire world, now that she’s cupping a fuzzy, faintly damp little cheeping ball of yellow in her hand. She kisses it over and over, imitating its chirps. 

Damian Wayne carefully arranges his arms just as Zatanna demonstrates, his eyes bright and eager. He glances over at Helen with her baby chick. “Must I speak very softly to avoid scaring it?” 

Zee nods, “That’s probably a good idea, but it won’t be all that skittish.” she smiles, casting, “Nottoc liat.” a white rabbit appearing in Damian’s arms, close in weight and size to a medium sized dog. 

Damian Wayne gasps and instantly yells, “Look at this rabbit, Helen, it’s so very large!” Then cuddles the bunny closer, worried he’s startled it. “It’s fine, rabbit, everything is fine,” he assures it in a quieter voice. 

Dickiebird covers his mouth so he won’t laugh at the fact he’s pretty sure the rabbit’s about half Damian’s size. “They’re so cute!”  Helen Jordan sidles up to Damian and his enormous rabbit, sheltering her little unsteady chick carefully. “That’s a really big bunny,” she agrees. “Lian would try to ride it. Or something.” 

Zee reaches over to the rabbit, smoothing her hands over its ears, “Big bunnies are better fun.” she smiles wide. Damian Wayne leans into Helen’s shoulder, peering at the chick huddled in her hands. He shifts the rabbit so it can twitch its nose along the chick’s fur. “Perhaps they might like to be friends, despite their difference in stature.” 

Helen Jordan pecks little kisses against the rabbit and the chick indiscriminately. “Like Batman and Robin,” she murmurs. 

Damian Wayne watches Helen grant her quick kisses to the animals and kisses her cheek before directing his affection toward the animals as if nothing unusual had transpired. 

March 23, 2014 11:02 am

heirtotheknight:

One silvery planet rotates beneath the curve of Helen’s ear, wisps of dark hair escaping her ponytail to fan along its axis, and Damian watches it complete its slow spin before meeting Helen’s eyes. 


He nods, in approval of both the slip of paper in his hand and her subdued acknowledgement of the gift.  He’s focused on his fruit gummies thereafter, measuring each one with a ruler before lining them up along his desk and consuming them individually.

With three minutes left until class begins once more, Damian stands near the coat rack, hands folded neatly at the small of his back. “Hello, Helen,” he greets her as she joins him. He leans closer toward her and lowers his voice. “Do you come bearing information on a secret mission the adults have barred us from knowing about?”  

"No-ooooo." Helen links her hands behind her back and stands near to Damian for a while, swinging her body slightly. He smells interesting today — not like that Wednesday last week where he smelled like an old leather coat and Helen and Lian made merciless fun of him the whole time — more like the fancy blackcurrant pastilles that Mar’i gave Helen once. Soft gummi and covered in sugar.

Pleased with this recollection and starting to note the impatience growing on Damian’s face (a sentiment she can respect), Helen loosens her hands and says, “I read how you signed your note, Damian. So I wanted to thank you for the present but not in front of everybody, because I don’t want you to break them.”

Leaning forward, Helen kisses Damian on the mouth. There’s a little crack on his bottom lip that pokes through her sheen of lip gloss, and when she pulls back she licks at it, finding that she’s unconsciously balled her hands up into fists. 

(Source: spectralprincess)

10:12 am 10:06 am

(Left in Helen’s classroom storage box)



Helen, 

I was accompanying Pennyworth on a shopping trip and, when I saw these earrings, I commented that they reminded me of a dress you once wore.  Pennyworth said I should purchase them for you if they brought you to mind, so I did.  And here they are. 

If you are too effusive in your gratitude, I will reclaim them and break them as you watch.  I hope the earrings bring you enjoyment. 


Love,
Damian 

The earrings dangle just right, even when she’s only holding them in her fingertips, and Helen smiles her slow-blooming smile as the hallway lights catch the polished rings of the planets. She abandons her mid-morning snack (a baggie of cinnamon mini-wheats) on the small table near their storage cubbies, and although it will disappear and be eaten by Lian at some point, that doesn’t matter.

When the children go in for class, Helen has tied her hair up behind her head so that the earrings are clearly visible. The ponytail is a bit too high and tight and she’s probably going to get a headache, but this way whenever she turns she can feel the earrings move.

She confines her response to smiling at Damian when he sits down, and runs her fingertip along the bottom of one rounded planet. But when it’s breaktime, Helen passes Damian a note that says, meet me by the coats just before class starts again, I need to tell you something.

March 4, 2014 5:38 pm
speedypuffs replied to your post: “flylikearobin replied to your post: “What’s your favorite ice…”:
it’s stuff they dust the gum with so it stays fresh and doesn’t stick to the wrappers. Different gum companies use different things, like sugar, or the stuff that they use to first make gum. Fun fact.

Ohmigosh! So the sugar ones use a really smooshed-up sugar till it’s dust? What’s the stuff that they use to make gum? Is it sap from trees? Lian licked sap on a tree trunk once but she said it wasn’t sweet like maple but we were playing with it between our fingers and it was all sticky and stretchy like gum.

2:07 pm
flylikearobin replied to your post: “What’s your favorite ice cream
Bubblegum ice cream isn’t pink? I feel like my life is a lie, now.

Isn’t it weird? Especially because proper bubblegum is so pink! I love that dusty pink, I wonder why bubblegum is always dusty? What’s that dust? I like to lick it off first sometimes.

1:01 pm

askerquestioner

Anonymous: What’s your favorite ice cream (or froyo or vegan version) flavor and why? How did you decide you liked this flavor the best? Is it hard to choose? Do you ever try different flavors? Why?

My favourite ice cream is anything pink! Strawberry or cherry. It’s like how drinks that are purple like grape juice and grape soda taste nicest, the same for ice cream except pink. Except once I had a pink ice cream that was pink pepper or something and it was gross, but otherwise ones that are roses or raspberries are really good!

I’ll eat chocolate and vanilla and those flavours too and bubblegum because it seems like it should be pink and not blue.

February 22, 2014 8:31 am
Tower School is starting again and I’m so excited!  It’ll be fun to be with Damian and Lian and Ramsey, I don’t know Ramsey that well yet but he’s so nice already and Lian loves him so that’s a good sign. After what happened with us being Lantern Entitys I feel like we all have a real bond. Kind of like the Lantern Corps do or the League does. Now I think I’m starting to understand why they are all so much each others’ lives, like they don’t have friends outside of the Corps or the League. I used to think that was kind of dorky but considering that since my parents died everybody I know and all my friends are in superhero stuff, I guess it’s not so ridiculous after all.
Anyhow I used my time away from school to teah myself guitar (kind of!) !!! So now I can play for my friends when we’re bored or maybe we can go to the beach during the summer and have bonfires and sing-a-longs. Maybe I’ll write songs. Lian does it all the time and sometimes they’re catchy instead of just a way for her to say what she wants to say in rhyme and louder, so I bet I could do it too even better. Although maybe I should co-write songs with her first since she has experience. 
This is gonna be so much fun.

Tower School is starting again and I’m so excited!  It’ll be fun to be with Damian and Lian and Ramsey, I don’t know Ramsey that well yet but he’s so nice already and Lian loves him so that’s a good sign. After what happened with us being Lantern Entitys I feel like we all have a real bond. Kind of like the Lantern Corps do or the League does. Now I think I’m starting to understand why they are all so much each others’ lives, like they don’t have friends outside of the Corps or the League. I used to think that was kind of dorky but considering that since my parents died everybody I know and all my friends are in superhero stuff, I guess it’s not so ridiculous after all.

Anyhow I used my time away from school to teah myself guitar (kind of!) !!! So now I can play for my friends when we’re bored or maybe we can go to the beach during the summer and have bonfires and sing-a-longs. Maybe I’ll write songs. Lian does it all the time and sometimes they’re catchy instead of just a way for her to say what she wants to say in rhyme and louder, so I bet I could do it too even better. Although maybe I should co-write songs with her first since she has experience. 

This is gonna be so much fun.

January 22, 2014 4:41 pm

looktothenightstar replied to your post:

That is the CUTEST dress, Helen, I absolutely love those little crescent moons!

Thank youuuu!  I was thinking of you and Auntie Zee when I got it, because you do space and she does stars and the dress looked like the space sky to me! My favourite part of Tower School is being allowed to dress how we want. When I went to public school they would NEVER let me wear dresses like that, no way.

4:31 pm