Different Yet The Same [Gil+Ivan]

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Post  Ivan Braginsky on Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:11 pm

Ivan nodded shyly. He still didn't really want to learn English, but... if he had to, he had to. Besides, what would it really hurt to know it anyway? He couldn't exactly ask the entire populace to learn Russian just for him. Organizing books for this place didn't seem like it would be too hard though and might actually be enjoyable. "I can... do that," he said, poking his index fingertips together like a child that couldn't figure out what else to do with their hands.

"Shopping? What do you-" Ivan's breath caught in his throat at the mention of that horrible old witch! She stole babies from their cradles for her stews! She cast wicked spells sending storms. She killed crops and livestock! She sent disease upon the people! "Not her! Anyone but her!" he whined, pulling himself to his knees and clasping his hands together like a condemned man pleading for mercy. "Please! I beg you! Do not take me to see that wicked woman!" How could Gilbert think she was even remotely safe to go near? Every Russian child was taught as soon as they could comprehend to fear her and avoid her at all costs! Then again... it struck him... Gilbert was not Russian... and maybe he didn't know just how deep the fear ran.
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Post  Gilbert Beilschmidt on Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:41 pm

Ohhhh, he was cute. Wasn't he just so cute and endearing when he didn't know what to do with himself? Gilbert could just feel the heat rushing to his cheeks and a crocked smile creeping on his lips, but still, he couldn't care about the creepiness of the expression, but ohgodsoCUTE. Did he mention that he had a thing for cute things? Especially cute, adorable, clueless little pups?

Well Gilbert did.

However, Gilbert didn't expect Ivan to suddenly freak out. Was Baba Yaga really THAT feared in the human world? That baby eating, almost senile old lady? /Really?/ Now that was a new one, and Gilbert had heard alot of unfunny jokes in his time. "Fine, fine, fiiiine," he said with a strangled, but reassuring smile and a pat to his shoulder,"we won't go to her, we'll find someone else.... maybe that General Guy? Winter, ye-yeah, General Winter is his name, he's Russian, not Ukrainian, right?"
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Post  Ivan Braginsky on Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:09 pm

Ivan felt a bit better once Gilbert patted his shoulder with a promise not to see that monstrous wench. However, he was still confused when he offered to take him to see... wait, General Winter was a myth... like the English Jack Frost. He was merely a personification... No different from other expressions of natural forces to help children understand the world. Granted, he had just willingly admitted to believing in Baba Yaga. Then again, in this world of monsters, who was he to say what was real and false. "He... is real?" he asked, head tilted to the side, practically setting it on Gilbert's knee.

Besides, why did they have to take him to someone who spoke Russian to take him shopping? Was that necessary? Ivan wasn't going to look a gift-horse in the mouth, but he still thought it was kind of odd. If Gilbert was going to be there with him, couldn't he just interpret as needed? Oh well. Ivan shrugged and decided not to question it. He did have to wonder though, what were they going shopping for? He had one set of clothes. Was that not enough? He'd just wash them as needed and maybe wear a robe when they were being washed. Oh! Of course! They were going to get the robe. That made sense.
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Post  Gilbert Beilschmidt on Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:45 pm

Gilbert nodded almost sagely as he patted Ivan on the head -- almost hushing him and trying his best to calm the almost over-excitable new pup. "Of course he's real -- if he wasn't, why would your people have stories about him, hm? You think he just appeared out of human imagination, like that Baba Yaga you seem to fear so much? No. He's real, lives just off of Fester and Gomez Street," he explained with a casual shrug.

"And of course before you start on shelving and organizing my little library, he'll have to teach you the English Alphabet -- he's a wiz at English, for such an ancient Geezer," he said, much to 'nature's' anger -- the sky outside seemed to darken considerably and the temperature, even in the cozy castle, seemed to drop considerably.

"Ehhhh, i mean, he's a YOUNG, HIP old guy with dashing facial hair!" he called out to nothing in particular, smiling wide and winking at the ceiling, and sighing as the temperature went back to normal.

"Now, let's go and get you some clothing -- but first, a shower and a change of clothing for me," he said, lightly lifting Ivan's head from his knees and standing, and pointing to a door, which presumably, held the bathroom, and left with a mumbled,"if you need anything, i'll be just down the hall, last door to the left."
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Re: Different Yet The Same [Gil+Ivan]

Post  Ivan Braginsky on Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:09 am

Ivan stared up at Gilbert, feeling as though he must have been really stupid for not knowing these things... especially when Gilbert seemed to treat them as though they were blatantly obvious. How would he have known fairy-tales were real? The establishment had taught him they were nothing but fancy to entertain the mind and fuel idioms. Oh well, at least he knew better now... or at least hoped he did.

Apparently it was true though as nature seemed to respond to the off-handed insult. Well, now he knew that perhaps... making light of General Winter would get him some real punishment. Nope, not going to do that in the future. Besides, he'd learn that... English alphabet and would be able to start work soon. He still didn't want to do that, but since all of the books here were in English and everyone seemed to speak that language... Ivan shook his head. There was no need to beat an already dead horse anyway. It didn't scream or blee- I mean, get up and do labor.

The young bodark sat back as his head was moved so Gilbert could stand. Ivan nodded, muttering something about understanding as he waited for the other wolf to leave before he stood up and straightened out his new shirt... He missed his kosovorotka... It was comfortable. Maybe he could get a new one...

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