Lyn Thorne-Alder (aldersprig) wrote,
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The family kudzu - The Aunt Family - for the Giraffe Call

For the_vulture's prompt.

This is in the Aunt Family setting, which has a landing page now here (and on LJ).

I imagine the speaker to be one of Evangaline's nieces or cousins.


"Your family is insane."

"My family is prolific. My family is also insane, but the problem you're dealing with right now is an entirely separate one."

"What is this thing?"

"Cheat sheet. It's not going to help, in the long run, but at least you'll have some idea what you're getting into."

"How do you keep track of all this?"

"I really don't. I remember a couple salient points - Anshabet, there, just had a baby, so that's important to remember - and my mother keeps me up to date on those sorts of things, but mostly I just smile and nod and listen to the 'eee you've gotten so big.'"

"You have... four aunts and three uncles."

"No. My mother has four sisters and three brothers. They're all married, so double those numbers. And then there's their kids, and my mom's the youngest, so some of those kids are old enough to be my aunts and uncles themselves. Add in my mother's mother's family, that's another six aunts, two uncles, then the ones married in, and then there's my grandmother's family."

"Okay, you said prolific. I didn't think you meant..."

"That's why there's the chart."

"What do you do when you forget a name?"

"Smile and hope to death they're going deaf and didn't hear me mess it up?"

"And you're going to introduce me to all of them."

"That's why the chart, yes."

"Is it too late to elope?"


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Tags: giraffecall, giraffecall: result, verse: theauntfamily
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