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Shirogane | GaoSilver ([personal profile] anachronisticbilliards) wrote in [community profile] aungier2013-07-07 04:16 pm

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Date: November 2, 1888
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Various locations around the house.
Characters: Shirogane ([personal profile] anachronisticbilliards) and YOU! [OPEN/CLOSED]
Summary: Shirogane's just trying to do his job and is available to be bothered.
Warnings: Moving furniture. The horror.

What with all of the people constantly coming and going at Aungier House, furniture needed to be moved around quite often. Rooms needed to be prepared. Some rooms didn't have enough furniture. Others had too much. Other rooms had the appropriate amounts of furniture and were well-used, but the furniture still needed to be moved so that the maids could clean.

That's where the footmen came in. Today, Shirogane found himself doing just that--moving furniture. For the most part, he didn't mind the work. It could be physically demanding, true, but at least there was a point to it. A purpose other than that someone somewhere thought criminals needed to walk on treadmills or turn pointless cranks for hours on end. For a few hours in the afternoon, he could be found moving furniture between rooms as he'd been directed. If he needed to be bothered or pulled away for some other task, well, he was just a footman. He didn't quite have as much governance over his own time as he would have liked.

professorwolf: (gentleman)

[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-07-08 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
While Lyall rarely wound up stooping to moving furniture, himself, he did have to check in on the ones doing the moving. It was one of the privileges of rank that he had to admit enjoying. After all, he wasn't exactly of tree-trunk nature-- more of a shrub than anything else-- so that had never been a particularly pleasant endeavor.

It was always worse, of course, when one found out all one's hard work just went to waste. Lyall came into the room where Shirogane had just finished switching the couches to the other side of the room. He watched for a beat, looking both satisfied with the finished work and apologetic for what he was going to have to say. "I'm afraid that the Lady of the house has one more lounge sette she wants to fit in here."
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[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-07-09 04:08 pm (UTC)(link)
The pause earned him a brief raise of his brows. Lyall didn't exactly care where people came from, but he did generally insist on at least the pproper respect. When Shirogane did add on the honorific he continued as if the hesitation hadn't happened. "I believe it is to be part of the collection by the window, and it is coming from the room next door."

Which was also a bit overcrowded for Lyall's taste, and would be even without the sette. He would never understand the current style of packing a room so full of furniture that one had to move carefully lest one bump it.
professorwolf: (eyeroll)

[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-07-10 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"As far as I am aware." At least there wasn't going to be a dining room set. This was a sitting room, and not even the eccentric individuals in this household would be bringing a dining room table into a sitting room.

Lyall looked a bit wry when he added, "But I make no promises of those whims of which I am unaware." He would never say such a thing in front of his employers and their family, but said employers and their family were not here, now, were they? "Shall I show you which sette is to be moved?"
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[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-07-12 01:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"This way, then." Lyall headed out of the room and towards the next one down the hall, from drawing room to one of the various libraries in the building. He had a minute to talk, and since Shirogane was still relatively new, he felt it safe to ask: "Have you been settling in well, Mister Oogami? Besides the regular expectations that come with working for an indecisive family, at any rate."
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[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-07-14 08:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"I imagine so. One must polish up one's manners, working on a country estate. At least it is a country estate and not a city one," Lyall mused helpfully. "Things are perhaps a hair more relaxed here." He pushed open the library doors, looking inside for anyone who might happen to be inside. One never knew, in this house, given how popular the libraries were. Even Lyall, when he could snatch a minute away from work, was known to slip inside one for some light reading.

For now, it seemed to be empty.
professorwolf: (thinking)

[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-07-16 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
"And I do hope you'll be happy here. Or at least comfortable." That was one thing Lyall did hope his staff knew about him: he did in fact care about their welfare, comfort, and feelings. Not so much that he let them walk all over him, of course, but enough that he took their opinions into consideration and their troubles with serious care.

"Quite honestly, I do not believe it matters which," he added, looking about, himself. "I was told 'that sette from the library', and not much more. So I believe you may be free to choose your own. Though I will not promise you wno't have to change it later."
professorwolf: (inspecting)

[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-07-18 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"The color seems all right," Lyall agreed after considering it a moment, as well. It would harmonize rather than clash, even if it didn't precisely match. "Very well. Will you require any help to get it moved, or shall I leave you to it?"

Not that he'd stoop to helping manually, of course, not at his rank and with his reedy frame, but he'd send someone up to help if need be.
professorwolf: (gentleman)

[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-07-20 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
"Excellent." After one more glance about, Lyall finished, "I'll leave you to it, then. I trust your judgement to fit it into the other room's collection tastefully." Well, somewhat tastefully, anyway. He might have words about it later, but for now, he had other things to tend to, and he didn't need to supervise this simple endeavor. "Thank you, Mister Oogami."
professorwolf: (Default)

[personal profile] professorwolf 2013-07-22 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
((and fade out there I believe :) nice establishing scene!))