Brief story info:
Alumni is Season Eight of Hiding Behind The Couch, and obviously has some elements of the characters coming face-to-face with old acquaintances from university and the like (readers of the series might recognise a name or two in the snippet). I'm hoping posting will kickstart my brain into writing some more.
WIPpet maths for 5th September:
12 - 5 = 7 mentions of Xander by name (yeah, yeah).
And the WIPpet Snippet:
Standing dead centre of Genie’s daughter’s liquorice-all-sorts-inspired bedroom, Lord Xander Etherington-Bowes flapped his hand—palm up, palm down, palm up, palm down—and hummed a monotone melody.
“What’s he doing?” Genie whispered, watching from the doorway with Xander’s personal secretary, Jonathan, her entrance barred by his arm. It was entirely unnecessary; with all the strange goings-on, she had no intention of setting foot in that room.
“Checking for changes in temperature.” Jonathan gestured with his head, returning Genie’s attention to Xander, who had moved off, his steps spiralling out from his starting point, still humming and flip-flapping his hand.
“Does it work?”
“If there’s anything here,” Jonathan confirmed.
“There’s something here,” Xander said. He stopped both walking and flapping and stared at a point somewhere above the queen-size bed. “Where is she?”
“The poltergeist? That’s what you’re here—”
“No,” Xander cut her off.
Genie looked to Jonathan in query.
“Oh, she’s at a friend’s. Why?”
“We will stay here tonight,” Xander stated.
“Yes, that’s…fine,” Genie agreed. The entire situation was utter insanity to begin with and certainly couldn’t be made any more so by having Xander Etherington-Bowes sleep over.
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