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My name is Mary Katherine, but most people call me M.K. Until a few weeks ago I was a normal girl, ready to set off into the world on her own. Now I'm the queen of a kingdom of plant people in a remote forest in Connecticut.

Also, I'm only two inches tall now.

Fun.

((An independent role play blog for an AU Mary Katherine from the Blue Sky movie, Epic. All pairing are AU. Icon by the fabulous mrsgingles!))
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leafman-tess:

youknowitsleafman:

queenmarykatherine:

M.K resisted the urge to roll her eyes - really, she was in jeans and a t-shirt - and bowed her head in greeting. “Good morning, Renée,” she said, smiling. “The bread with root vegetables in gravy sounds wonderful, thank you. Tess?” she turned to face the other woman with a grin. “What do you want?”

Renée nods and starts to wrap up the breakfast. For long experience with Nod, zhe’s pretty sure that the Queen and her friend want to take this back to the Queen’s room, so zhe makes sure to wrap it well so the gravy doesn’t leak. The loaf zhe tucks linen around, and zhe waits on what the other Leafman wants. 

"Fruit and fresh bread will do for m-me," Tess answered, stepping into the kitchen tentatively. "J-Just something light for now, p-please. And th-thank you." She summoned up a smile for the two of them, fighting the urge to fidget or move around too much.

M.K rolled her eyes fondly, giving Tess a reassuring smile before turning back to face Renée. “I hope this isn’t too much of a bother, I know you’re busy,” she said. “Thank you.”

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leafman-tess:

youknowitsleafman:

queenmarykatherine:

"They don’t normally hang around while I’m in the palace," M.K explained, turning the corner. "It’s easy to defend myself here, and they’re only a holler away if I need help. But since this place is so well guarded by the normal Leafmen, I’m good." M.K quickly knocked on the next piece of wood they passed before coming to the kitchen door, pulling it open with a flourish. "Here we are!"

Renée levies the acorn loaf out of the oven and sets it cool on the counter. Hir eyes widen when zhe sees the queen, and zhe drops into a bow. “Your Majesty,” zhe stutters, before zhe remembers the Queen doesn’t like that. “I’ve got a loaf of bread fresh out of the oven, and I can easily warm up some root vegetables in gravy to go with it. Or there’s the typical early fruit with bread and honey butter.”

Out of reflex, Tess hung back a bit when they entered the kitchen. She wasn’t exactly averse to meeting new people, but she still hated to be the center of a stranger’s attention. It was always more comfortable to just lace her fingers together and fade into the background. The room smelled wonderful, though; she had yet to meet a kitchen she didn’t like. She watched the cook over MK’s shoulder, glad that she wasn’t the only one who still had trouble with the royal formalities.

M.K resisted the urge to roll her eyes - really, she was in jeans and a t-shirt - and bowed her head in greeting. “Good morning, Renée,” she said, smiling. “The bread with root vegetables in gravy sounds wonderful, thank you. Tess?” she turned to face the other woman with a grin. “What do you want?”

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leafman-tess:

youknowitsleafman:

queenmarykatherine:

M.K laughed quietly, pulling the blanket over Nod before heading out the door, waving for Tess to follow her. “Come on,” she said with a smile, “I’ll show you.”

Nod wakes up and finds the room empty. He sighs at himself—of course—and rolls over.

He’s not aware of the blanket until he’s trapped in it, and he grumbles at himself. The girls should be back soon, and he can ask for help then.

Tess followed at MK’s elbow, trying to memorize the route while glancing around. It may have just been the Queen’s influence, but everything around them felt more… aware, maybe? There was a kind of buzzing in the air that just woke Tess up. Might just be the fact that spring’s here, at last.

"So, where are the rest of the Queensguard? Are they hiding just out of sight?" She threw a look over her shoulder just to be sure.

"They don’t normally hang around while I’m in the palace," M.K explained, turning the corner. "It’s easy to defend myself here, and they’re only a holler away if I need help. But since this place is so well guarded by the normal Leafmen, I’m good." M.K quickly knocked on the next piece of wood they passed before coming to the kitchen door, pulling it open with a flourish. "Here we are!"

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leafman-tess:

youknowitsleafman:

queenmarykatherine:

"Let him sleep while we get food," M.K said, looking back at Nod with a fond roll of her eyes. "Punish him for falling asleep during my fascinating explanation of Stomper technology."

Nod’s snoring tapers off into more of a rumble and he curls up more on the bed.

"His loss," Tess whispered, grinning and standing. "Where’s the kitchen around here?" She was doomed to get lost if she went looking on her own. There seemed to be too many hallways and doors; it would be a miracle if she could navigate her way back out. Not that I’m in any rush to go, though…

M.K laughed quietly, pulling the blanket over Nod before heading out the door, waving for Tess to follow her. “Come on,” she said with a smile, “I’ll show you.”

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leafman-tess:

youknowitsleafman:

queenmarykatherine:

M.K spent a good hour trying to explain her phone to Tess. She showed the other woman some cute animal videos on YouTube, let her watch as she finished the email to her aunt, and even made a video call to Kita and introduced the two before Kita had to hang up to study.

"Did I do okay in explaining that?" M.K asked, leaning back on her hands as she looked at Tess with a grin.

Nod snores from his place on the bed. His hands flex on the coverlet and his foot jerks slightly, and he snores just a little deeper as he curls against the bed.

Tess started at the sound, peering over at the sleeping Leafman with a chuckle. “Did we bore him?” she remarked, glancing back at MK. “I’m not sure if we should let him sleep or do something terrible to wake him… Guess I got a little distracted, though. Do you think he’d wake up for food?” Admittedly, she was starting to get a bit peckish; the three cups of tea had kept her stomach distracted for awhile, but her appetite was catching up.

"Let him sleep while we get food," M.K said, looking back at Nod with a fond roll of her eyes. "Punish him for falling asleep during my fascinating explanation of Stomper technology."

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leafman-tess:

youknowitsleafman:

queenmarykatherine:

"Phone, yeah," M.K said with a bright smile. "And it helps me keep in contact with the outside world," she explained, going back to the homescreen. "I can call people, send them messages, even browse the internet if I’m lucky and the sky is clear."

Nod ignores this explanation and goes to flop on MK’s bed, face down. Her bed is much more comfortable than his bed at Mom’s or his cot in the Queensguard quarters, and he pulls a pillow under his head. They can talk as long as they want until they need him.

"You can contact others using this?" Tess asked, blinking at the sudden burst of colors and light and shapes. "And what do you use a net for?" It seemed a bit backward, compared to the rest of the device and its other abilities. She shot Nod an inquisitive look. Have you seen this before? What else do Stompers have?!

M.K spent a good hour trying to explain her phone to Tess. She showed the other woman some cute animal videos on YouTube, let her watch as she finished the email to her aunt, and even made a video call to Kita and introduced the two before Kita had to hang up to study.

"Did I do okay in explaining that?" M.K asked, leaning back on her hands as she looked at Tess with a grin.

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youknowitsleafman:

queenmarykatherine:

"Oh, wow," M.K said, looking out at the pods with wide eyes. "That’s so cool!"

"Yes," Tara says with a quiet smile. "It is." She dusts off her hands. "Would you like to head back home? Or remain here as of yet?"

"Can we stay here a little longer?" M.K asked shyly. "I wanna hang out with you some more before we go back."

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youknowitsleafman:

queenmarykatherine:

"What do the pods do?" M.K asked, taking a bite of her sandwich.

"They help store power for when the queens are chosen," Tara says neutrally. "It’s a vital part to how the forest continues, even if it does not appear all that glamorous now."

"Oh, wow," M.K said, looking out at the pods with wide eyes. "That’s so cool!"

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youknowitsleafman:

queenmarykatherine:

M.K sat next to his hip, taking his hand in hers. She sighed, rubbing the back of his hand. “I’m fine, really,” she said with a small smile. “… Nod, I’m sorry,” she said quietly. “I knew about Finn, I was there when Ronin found out, and he thought it would be better if you didn’t know. I shouldn’t have listened to him, I should have told you, and I’m sorry.”

He squeezes her hand. His vision’s starting to go fuzzy, but he tries to focus. “There was no way I was walking out of that fight without major injuries,” he slurs, blinking in an attempt to keep his wakefulness. “Whether I knew about it or not. And I think Ronin was chasing down the lead to be sure? He doesn’t ever tell you anything unless he’s 110% sure. Yeah, you should’ve told me,” he admits, “but I’m angrier at him about it than you.” He hesitates, before he murmurs, “I don’t know if Ronin has space for me with Finn back.”

"Nod, you didn’t see Ronin’s reaction to your injuries," M.K said gently. "Trust me, it’s not something you need to worry about." She leaned forward, kissing him softly before pressing a kiss to his forehead. "Go back to sleep, baby," she murmured, running her fingers through his hair. "I’ll be here when you wake up."

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youknowitsleafman:

queenmarykatherine:

"You’re the one hooked up to a bunch of medical tubes, and you’re wondering if I’m okay?” she asked, stepping slowly into the room. She stood by Nod’s bedside, and couldn’t stop a smile. “How’re you feeling?”

"Pain-free," he says with an easy grin. He reaches for her, needing to feel her skin. Mom slaps at his hand and he pouts at her. 

No moving, Nod, I’m serious.” She glances at MK. “Come sit by him so I can go take a shower.”

"I’ve got a change of clothes for you," Ronin says quietly, and the two of leave the room. 

Nod shakes his head. “Alone at last, I guess. Are you okay? Ronin was really tightlipped on the subject.” The words aren’t coming out as clearly as he’d like, but he’s at least saying them.

M.K sat next to his hip, taking his hand in hers. She sighed, rubbing the back of his hand. “I’m fine, really,” she said with a small smile. “… Nod, I’m sorry,” she said quietly. “I knew about Finn, I was there when Ronin found out, and he thought it would be better if you didn’t know. I shouldn’t have listened to him, I should have told you, and I’m sorry.”