More Things in Heaven and Earth


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Summary: Celestina apologizes for the kissing incident and Daisy confides a little about how strange her life has become.

Date It Happened: December 27, 2001

More Things in Heaven and Earth

Aqui se Monstruos Cantina and Restaurant

The place is fairly busy tonight, an interesting mix of customers that fill the room with that subdued burble of many simultaneous conversations. Maybe a little overdressed in a pair of dark jeans and a long-sleeved turtleneck, Daisy has taken up a seat at the end of the bar, nursing a rather weak and girly drink and holding herself a bit stiffly on her stool. She's got her PDA out, resting on the bar beside her, and is poking at it occasionally with the stylus. It looks a bit awkward, but for some reason, she doesn't use her other arm to pick the thing up.

Celestina is in a good mood. Not that she wouldn't be, since it's that time of the month, but the curse she was under seems to have got up and went. She's smiling brightly, and then she spots…is that…yes, it is! In her cheery state, she heads over to Daisy. She needs to make amends there.

Daisy looks up from her poking at her PDA just in time to spot Celestina coming her way. She actually goes just a little pink in memory of what happened the last time their paths crossed, but she offers up a friendly if slightly uncertain smile. Setting down her stylus, she picks up her drink and takes a quick sip, in case she needs it. Of course, it's mostly grenadine and ginger ale, but it's the thought that counts.

The petite brunette blushes just a bit, as she approaches. This time, though, there's no kissage. "Hi there." she says, a little sheepishly.

Daisy is grateful to not be kissed abruptly and immediately, that's for certain. "Hey," she replies with a nod, still looking a little unsure, but then setting her drink down and gesturing to the empty stool beside her. "You can … sit it you want," she offers, scooching back on her own stool just a little, which causes her to wince.

Celestina moves to sit on the stool, climbing up onto it. "Are you okay?" she asks, looking to Daisy with some concern. The other woman is moving about like she got her butt kicked.

"Oh yeah, I just … had a bit of an accident is all," Daisy replies, falling back on that old chestnut. "It was silly, really. Um, are you?" She pauses, and then forges onward. "You seemed kind of upset the last time we met… And rushed out of there so fast." She, of course, glosses over that most pertinent detail.

Celestina nods. "Yeah." This is the part she hates. She despises lying. Maybe she can just…little white lie it. "I was…well, I was under the influence that day. I'm very sorry I kissed you without permission." She dives at the problem headlong.

"It's- Well, I don't know if it's all right, exactly, but it's okay," Daisy replies, at least a little more at ease now that this seems to rule out anyone here is going to be trying to kiss her again without warning. "Not that I'm not flattered, but um, well, yeah. I don't usually do that sort of thing." She jumps just a little as someone in the kitchen drops a dish with a crash of broken china.

Celestina nods. "I don't either. And I'm terribly sorry. Can I at least pay for your dinner as a way of making it up to you?" she offers. "That's really not me."

"Oh, no, that's not necessary," Daisy puts in quickly, as she returns her gaze from the direction of the kitchen. "You seemed… pretty upset that day. I'm not really looking to make you feel worse about it. If you say it isn't you, then … I'm sure it isn't." It's perhaps not the most convincing thing she's said, though.

Celestina smiles apologetically. "It isn't, and I'm really sorry. I was…all in a tizzy that day. Did I even introduce myself?" She was a little flustered then.

"I don't … really remember, to be perfectly honest," Daisy replies, since it was a little flustering for the reserved girl too. "Anyway, apology accepted. And I'm Daisy. It's nice to meet you, um, properly." She reaches with her good hand to lift her glass in greeting.

"Likewise. Without the kissing. Celestina." She smiles back to Daisy. "I can let you be, if you had plans? I don't want to intrude at all." Or make Daisy feel like she's being hit on. Cause, totally not the intent.

"Celestina," Daisy replies with a nod of her head, making note of the name for future reference. "Oh, no. I don't have any plans. I just…" She casts a glance back over her shoulder at the room full of strangers. "Honestly, it's nice having someone to talk to right now," she confides, turning back to the woman.

Well, that's a clue to sit and stay, so she does just that. "Consider me your sounding board. Anything on your mind?"

"Oh, I didn't mean like that. Though…" Daisy trails off with a careful shake of her head. "No, I just meant more like having someone friendly around to keep me company, I guess. That sounds kind of pathetic though," she allows with a self-deprecating little chuckle.

Celestina smiles. "Don't worry about it at all. I'm happy to. So what do you do for a living?" Small talk? This would be that.

"Right now I'm working as an assistant," Daisy explains, swirling her drink around in her glass as she looks down at it thoughtfully. "But I'm really an actress." Ah yes, another one of those. "What about you? What do you do?" she asks, looking back up, maybe trying to stem the talk of how unlikely it is to get an actual acting job here. She gets that too much.

Celestina smiles a bit. "Fortune teller, astrologist, all that sort of thing…"

"Wow, really?" Daisy asks, sounding surprised and awed at once. "That's pretty … cool, I think." She takes a sip of her drink, pondering for a moment. "If you'd told me that a few days ago, I wouldn't have believed in it. But now… I don't know. There are more things in heaven and earth…" she begins the quote with a self-conscious smile.

The fortune teller finishes it. "…than are dreamed of in your philosophy. Out here, that sort of thing is big business. A lot of the stars are quite superstitious."

Daisy gives a little smile and nod as Celestina finishes the quote, though she's a little more subdued about this matter. "Maybe they're right to be…" She gives a small shrug, looking back down into her drink again. "Anyway, you must do a pretty good business, yeah. I'd ask you to do mine some time, but I'm sure I couldn't afford it."

Celestina smiles. "I tell you what…" she takes out a card, and passes it over. "Here's my card. You give me a call when you're ready, and I'll be happy to do it, free of charge. My way of saying sorry."

Daisy sets down her drink and takes the card with a surprised expression. "Oh, I couldn't possibly. I already accepted your apology!" she points out with a quiet laugh, though the card gets a cursory glance. "But … I'll hold onto this, thanks. I kind of wonder if I'm not going to be needing some sort of guidance, the way things are going."

Celestina tilts her head, looking to Daisy with curiosity. "Something going wrong?" she asks, considering the injured woman again. "Open ear, ready and waiting."

"I … don't know," Daisy admits honestly. "Something went wrong, but I really hope it's not going to keep going." She looks a little scared at the very idea of it. "But it's … complicated. I think. Maybe it's not and it just seems complicated to me because I'm not from here."

Celestina replies "If you tell me…at least I can put an outsider's perspective on the whole thing."

"I don't think you'd believe me," Daisy states candidly. "And parts of it, I've promised not to tell." She takes that pretty seriously too, and it shows. "But I guess basically, there's … this guy." Of course, isn't there always? "And his ex is… dangerous." She glances down at the arm she's not been using all night. "And I don't know if he's the sort I should even be getting… well, I don't know what we're getting. But he's nice. And he's, um, stood up for me, I guess you could say. But it's just all a little … much. Is this even making sense?"

The witch listens, but frowns at some of it. "Well, sort of? I'm kind of getting the "broadcast TV" version of an R-rated movie, it sounds like. Lacking in the details. But it makes sense from what I can tell. Is his ex the one who did that to you?"

Daisy glances back down at her arm, clearly considering lying. Which she sort of realizes she's already making too obvious, so she goes with the truth. Or some of the truth. "Yeah. There was … a bit of a fight." Pretty one-sided though. "Not that- I mean, I wouldn't fight with someone over a guy or anything. I'm not that sort of girl."

Celestina nods. "But she is." she says, concluding that. "I might be able to help. But I would need to know everything."

"Oh, I … I don't think you want to be getting mixed up in this," Daisy replies earnestly. "I don't even want to be getting mixed up in this. I'm not going anywhere near her again if I can help it." She takes a longer pull from her drink after setting the business card down with her PDA.

Celestina frowns. "Well, all right." She stands. "But if you get in trouble, call me?" she offers. "I should really get going…I've got someone to meet."

"Okay, I will," Daisy replies with a nod, glancing down at the card. "Thanks for listening to my crazy rambling. Don't let me keep you. I should be getting home myself before it gets too late."

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