Week 13: Childe XLWizard to the Spire of Eternity Came and beguiled it into bewilderment! Here is my RL interview with this Spire Master conducted entirely by mental telepathy, which was hard on XL because he said all he got from my end was static.
(I walk in 3 or 4 days late - but who's counting right - and see XL stepping out of a wall! He really is a wizard! Also, faintly, from somewhere I hear the theme song to "Cheers", you know..."You want to go where everybody knows your name...dum dum dum dah...and their always glad you came...dum dum dum dah (blah blah blah)" ANYWAYS - Love that Song!! XL looks at me glumly, "So, whoever you are, you actually came...". He sighs deeply. He also seems to be holding a freshly drawn mug of ale.
Q1: How did you make it up the Spire so fast?
A1: I am a wizard, dolt. Nuff said. Let's hurry I have a party...err...a meeting to get back to. (He glances over his shoulder at the wall)
Q2: What was the hardest part in ascending?
A2: I like Ale. Ale likes me. (He takes a pull) Sometimes, as I am making my way up the Spire, I need to take a bathroom break and there are NO stinking bathrooms in the Spire! That causes a "Look out Below" kind of experience for anyone milling around at the bottom or under any window. (I wonder if anyone ever gets angry about that) Pfft, if they did, they wouldn't dare do anything, my Toe Fungus spell is legendary! (I nod, wait, how did he know I was thinking that?) Because we are communicating through telepathy, remember? (Oh, right) He sighs again and says morosely...blue, three, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and your dog is named Charley. Why are you testing me now? We are halfway done with the interview already! (Oh, right)
A3: One thing you would change?
Q3: (He shifts nervously) Oh, I would love to build a secret tavern up here, you know, where you could drink, sing, dance, hang out with your FS...things like that. (He notices he has an Ale in his hand at this point and hides it behind his back. I realize then that no other M.E. seem to be around. Curious.)
A4: Whose the...
Q4: (A cleverly hidden door opens behind him and Rainbow sticks her head out) Hey XL, let's do some shots!" She sees me suddenly and with an "EEP!" ducks her head back in. I look at XL, he just shrugs and waves his hand in front of my face. I get so SO sleepy and my toes start to itch something fierce!
The next episode titled: "Week 14: Childe Aeolas to the Spire of Eternity Came" will be posted this coming Wednesday. As always, thanks for reading!