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05 July 2009 @ 09:27 am
19. Good ol' US of A  
You know, the only thing I miss about Chicago? Aside from rats the size of Great Danes and the strange man with the missing eye who always asks me where I got my  pixie train.

Fireworks.

Oh believe me, other countries are far better at pyrotechnic displays than the United States. And Chicago certainly doesn't have the best. But I don't know... There's just something about wandering out to Lake Michigan, taking in the crowded beaches, the bright lights, the gun powder....  Everyone either in family groups, or groups of friends, and they're all too happy to care about the troubles of the world, or they're so drunk that they don't care that they have no reason to be so happy.

It always gives me a sense of... I dunno. Peace? Or maybe it's just indigestion. But in any case, I miss it.


[[ Private to Bob ]]

Do you think we'd get in trouble if we made a quick stop over in Chicago for a couple days before school starts? I wanna check in with everyone and see if there's anything that needs my attention.

[[/Private]]
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Bob Bainbridge: 27bobthewizard on July 5th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
Private to Harry
*amused* It's your summer; you can spend it as you like. I'm sure the good Lieutenant local Wardens are working overtime without you.
Harry Dresden: HDWizardstage_wizard on July 5th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Private
Heh. Most likely. Honestly, they would probably need me to help 'em find their way out of a wet paper bag. How many times in the past few years have they needed me to help them out again?

And Murph... eh. I'll have to avoid the CPD for now. Wouldn't do for them to ask any awkward questions of their favorite wizard. *wince*
Bob Bainbridge: 30bobthewizard on July 6th, 2009 08:50 am (UTC)
Re: Private
*stifles a chuckle* No doubt Auror Morgan has things well in hand... as far as he's able.

..True. I don't recall your mentioning before -- are they aware of you... ah... current condition?
Harry Dresden: Anti-gravitystage_wizard on July 7th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
Re: Private
Um... the Aurors know about my condition.... Like I said, best to avoid the Chicago PD for now. *sheepish*
Bob Bainbridge: 25bobthewizard on July 7th, 2009 05:22 am (UTC)
Re: Private
As you wish.

Very well, then; what's our itinerary now?
Harry Dresden: Grinstage_wizard on July 7th, 2009 11:12 am (UTC)
Re: Private
Could probably just hold our course until mid August. I kinda wanna spend a week or two in Chicago before hoofing it back to London. I need to check the wards and make sure no-one's tried breaking in or anything at the apartment.
Bob Bainbridge: 3bobthewizard on July 10th, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
Re: Private
Then that is what we will do.
Harry Dresden: Anti-gravitystage_wizard on July 10th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Private
Eeeh. You'll have to help me out if there's any magic needed done. *rude scribble about the ministry* They have classified me as a kid again.
Bob Bainbridge: 4bobthewizard on July 10th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Private
... *noncommittal nod, suspects that there will be times when Harry wishes he was traveling with someone who could actually, you know, do magic*
Harry Dresden: Sorrowsstage_wizard on July 11th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
Re: Private
*blinks at Bob but lets it go; knows his friend has his uses despite being a ghost. Namely keeping Harry sane during the curve balls life throws at him. He really is grateful.*


[[Unsaid Fluff! \o/]]
Bob Bainbridge: 10bobthewizard on July 12th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
Re: Private
*clasps hands behind his back, stares judiciously at the ceiling in an effort to dismiss that creeping self-pity* ..Then you've decided not to attend summer Quidditch camp?


[[D'awwwww.~ \o/]]
Harry Dresden: Anti-gravitystage_wizard on July 12th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Private
*flails a moment over the sudden change of topic*

Eh I had thought about it, but I figure there's always next year if I can't find a way to reverse the whole age-reversal thing. I kinda prefer the illusion of freedom wandering the world gives right now...
Bob Bainbridge: 9bobthewizard on July 13th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
Re: Private
True. Indeed, you have all the time in the world. *slight smile -- this is really the childhood Harry never got, isn't it?*
Harry Dresden: Incognitostage_wizard on July 13th, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
Re: Private
*grunts* Time's relative. Personally I'd rather be in affable female company right now.... It is nice though. Not having to worry about things back in Chicago or at the Ministry.