July 19, 2001 ... Au Revoir

Au Revoir
by Claudia

Place: The Raven
Time: Thursday evening, July 19, 2001

The war was over and everything and everyone had returned back to normal. Well, as normal as it ever got where Forever Knight characters and their faction members were concerned.

It had been a busy two weeks, as usual, but Claudia knew that once she got back home to Helsinki she'd miss all the craziness, and her friends. It would be a while before she'd get to see all her fellow Raven/ettes again. Not to mention Janette and Miklos. Alma, too, but somehow Claudia didn't mind that quite as much. She usually tried to steer away from the blond's way if at all possible. Alma's sense of humour was somewhat -- unique, not to mention quite possibly hazardous to one's health. No, even with Janette keeping tabs on the Raven's dwellers it didn't hurt to be careful.

Sighing lightly, Claudia walked over to the bar. "Could I have a ginger ale, please, with lots of ice?"

Placing the drink in front of her, Miklos gave her a questioning look. "Why such a long face, Claudia?"

"Just one more hour and I'll have to leave for the airport." Resting her elbows on the bar, Claudia gave another sigh. "I'm gonna miss all you guys."

"Ah, but there'll be another war and then, you will be back again." Miklos smiled at her.

"I know, and I do kinda miss my family." Returning his smile, Claudia took a sip from her drink. "Mmm, this is exactly what I needed. I just finished packing all my stuff and it was a lot of hard work to get it all fit my luggage."

Taking a look around the Raven Claudia slowly finished her drink. "Have you seen Janette this evening?" she then asked, turning back to Miklos.

The bartender's eyes caught something behind her back and he gave a short nod.

Turning around, Claudia found herself eye to eye with the Dark Lady herself.

"Is something amiss, Claudia?" Janette asked, tilting her heard.

"No, not at all." Claudia gave her a reassuring smile. "I-- I just wanted to thank you before I left, for the plane tickets and for letting us stay here at the Raven again."

"You are very welcome." Janette nodded graciously. "I hope you have enjoyed your stay."

"I always do." Then, smoothing down her midnight blue dress, Claudia got down from the bar stool. "Well, I guess I should go and check my room once more, just to make sure I didn't forget anything."

"Your plane leaves in three hours, n'est-ce pas?" Janette asked. At Claudia's nodded confirmation, she went on, "I have arranged a chauffeur to take you to the airport. He'll be picking up your luggage in half an hour."

"Thank you, Mademoiselle." Claudia smiled in gratitude, and in relief; she'd been dreading trying to carry all her stuff by herself.

"Au revoir."

- fin -

Subject: WAR: Ravenettes: Au Revoir
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 23:04:35 +0300
From: "dce" dce [at] dlc.fi
Reply-To: dce [at] dlc.fi


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