Post by Rosa Rivera on Dec 14, 2018 9:34:14 GMT -5
After Papa Héctor and Mama Imelda explained about Pepita's status as the family guardian, Rosa smiled and turned back to the once cat, now giant Jaquar!, and pet her still stunned, but also taking in the rest of the conversation and as it got even more interesting! She was already used to seemingly just how her great-great-grandparents were, and Papa Héctor's attempted dodging around Mama Imelda's very scrutinizing gaze and intuition, but...this was something new entirely!
Rosa wasn't sure what was up, but was getting the distinct feeling that something was as well and as Papa Héctor dodged and gave reasons for why they shouldn't ask for Mateo de Alva's help. Oh well, whether they went and asked their neighbor for help or not, Mama Imelda was probably right (had she been the one to say it first?) and Pepita would just go back to normal at the end of the day.
Post by Mamá Imelda on Feb 18, 2019 8:44:33 GMT -5
Héctor's reactions were not doing a whole lot to relieve her suspicion. Of course...he could act suspicious when (as she later found out) there was hardly any reason for it and the offense (if any) was minimal!
Sometimes Héctor didn't do himself any favors.
"He went out, Imelda.."
He settled on, after a lot more dodging. Imelda sighed. There might be something up, and Héctor was hopefully not pulling the courteous, polite boy into anything his mother (or she!) would object to if here. Not that Imelda thought it was all this serious. Héctor was of course a beyond good person, he just...got childish or desperate or childishly desperate so many times, and then good sense went out the window.
Imelda sighed again, glancing to Pepita and as she, Héctor and the kids walked towards the hotel. The alebrije was already winding around into the gardens, and would sit by their hotel window in guarding much like she did back at Imelda's house in the Land of the Dead, she realized. She nodded her approval to Pepita, before facing Héctor again with another sigh. "Fine...but if Pepita is not back to normal by sunrise, I am finding Mateo and asking the one person who can fix her", she stated firmly and with no argument room allowed.
As for how she got that way and if the boy had anything to do with it...maybe she was better not knowing, Imelda realized, and again, not that she was fully that suspicious.
Permission to carry Spirit Guide, Pepita, granted to Héctor and TBA situations maybe
Post by Papá Héctor on Mar 10, 2019 20:57:49 GMT -5
Imelda sighed, but said nothing. She believed him. No. No. Why did this feel so terrible?! He was telling the truth, but still! At this point, the skeletal ancestor wasn't sure which he preferred, Imelda not believing him or Imelda believing him... okay no, he definitely liked Imelda believing him. Either way, he didn't like this. Not at all. No, he had to tell the truth. The ENTIRE truth without holding anything back! But also without making Mateo look bad. He'll take the fall. He promised that Maguito.
"Fine...but if Pepita is not back to normal by sunrise, I am finding Mateo and asking the one person who can fix her."
As he trudged forward along next to Imelda and his family, Imelda spoke in that tone of voice that Héctor only knew too well. The one that left no room to argue back. Unfortunately, there was a reason why Imelda's idea would not work.. and he had to venture to tell her why so that she'd understand, which meant that he'd have to tell the entire truth without holding anything back. "Welllll..!" He flinched with a sheepish grin like he usually did when he was caught in a lie, shooting a few glimpses over from Miguel to Rosa, placing his skeletal hands together to explain the situation. ".. Okay! Perhaps you got to know the reason why he is out, Imelda..you see, I..." A sheepish smile spread across his skeletal features as his brown eyes shifted down to the side to glimpse over at Rosa with a worried expression on his countenance, mildly wondering how she was going to judge him for this, before daring to continue, "...might have asked him to do a small, tiny favor.." He lowered his hands so that one of them grabbed onto his other arm to rub it nervously. "..Well, maybe, you know, it was not so tiny of a favor.." Héctor shrugged, acknowledging that it wasn't an easy favor either. A sigh escaped his lips as he stood in front of Imelda again, bringing his hat down to his chest with an apologetic frown. "This was all my fault, Imelda.." He fully admitted to Imelda, looking profoundly sorry for himself. "I was the one that told Mateo to use the magic of Día de Muertos," Héctor made it seem like he was the one that was also behind Pepita's transformation as well. "And after that thing with Pepita... I thought maybe he could see his grandpa.. maybe send a message to Coco, just so that she could hear from us on Día de Muertos.. to let her know that we miss her.." This was mostly because.. on this Día de Muertos, he missed her terribly. Maybe it was a little selfish, but it was his first Día de Muertos after he reunited with the family without her. The restless ancestor couldn't handle it! "I'm sorry Imelda.."
Imelda was shocked and not pleased, but she wasn't angry angry like she probably would have if he had lied, which he hadn't. He just.. didn't give all the information, which he was often guilty of doing, similar to knowing Ernesto stole his music and not mentioning that to Miguel initially. He kept it to himself only out of good intentions. Questions about when Mateo would come back naturally arose, which caused him to wave it off confidently. "Mateo? Eh, he'll be back in no time!" After they walked into their hotel room, the optimistic ancestor's bright grin faltered slightly with worry if perhaps the plan didn't work. What if it was all in vain. Or worse, what if that Maguito's magic wasn't strong enough to return back to the land of the living? Héctor promptly shook off those thoughts. No, he had to believe in that Maguito. He had powerful magic. He had seen it when he transformed Pepita into her alebrije form! He was capable of using the power of this Día de Muertos, and he WILL come back. He had to..
A knock on the door came, causing Héctor to instantly stand on his feet. "Look! There he is now!" Sure enough, it was Mateo! Héctor was certainly counting his blessings! Mateo was completely fine after a full investigation from Imelda, who also apologized for Héctor's antics in making Mateo feel inclined to doing such a thing, but understanding why he would after the reasons Héctor gave. As for Héctor? He didn't get the answers he was looking for, but he was able to share in Mateo's experience as Mateo explained to the family what he experienced in the land of the dead while they all exchanged some pan muerto and sugar skulls after enjoying a nice meal together.
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