Jul 23, 2019 2:38 PM
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"You mentioned fabric, I can go to a fabric store, how many bolts are we talking here?"

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"The more the better. Every ten bolts will make mass production of gloriously beneficial future-tech a few hours or days closer."

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"Does it matter at all what kind?"

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"...Cotton. Various kinds of cotton, or wool or silk but I don't think that's as common even on Earth. We have all sorts of fancy synthetics, but cotton you still have to actually grow."

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"Sure. But it can be whatever color or print or anything?"

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"Right."

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"All right."

She departs.

She comes back with a big bin that looks like it might be supposed to carry laundry, full of natural fibers that were on sale.
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Nick produces a diagram clearly labelled - 'Summons Nick the fairy ONLY, no bindings', and levitates the bin. "This is close enough that I can bring it with, thanks."

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"And I just concentrate on shooing you for one minute?"

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"Yep."

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She looks over the circle drawing, finds nothing she needs to ask questions about, and shoos him.

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Nick: Disappears.

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She resummons him the following morning. The circle is drawn very exactly on the floor of the cell he's been occupying.
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The circle was bigger than usual to account for him bringing a large quantity of stuff.

He appears, touching two crates on either side. "Hello again and good morning."
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"Morning. I got you breakfast." She indicates breakfast. "What'd you bring?"

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"All sorts of good stuff. Two dozen modular computers, a swarm of little drones, a proper 3-D printer, the real prize is an industrial-size monoatom deposition beam," he motions at the largest bundle. "Might not sound impressive but if I get some raw materials from a changer and factory space from USADI I'll have fifteen UV flashlights a minute rolling off a line in four days."

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"Sweet. I guess I should go summon a changer then. Wanna help me work out a rude proposal to leave in the circle?"

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"Sure, it'll go something like 'In exchange for the following list of books, you will convert the provided tubs of water to the following list of items and substances, do you accept?' Lemme pull up my shopping list..."

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Bella mostly proves willing to accept Nick's direction on the wording of the rude proposal.

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The end result is a lot more formal and precise than his sarcastic initial suggestions.
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And she carries it off, presumably to fill tubs with water and get his shopping list.

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His shopping list, if vetted, does not contain anything inherently dangerous like vicious acids or radioactive material, merely rare and valuable things, such as almost three hundred pounds of rare metals with strange names.

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The list is vetted, the room is warded, the tubs are put on wheeled platforms and filled with water and a supply of suitable payment is acquired.

And Bella summons an angel, and the angel tolerates her rudeness, and accepts the exchange.

Bella wheels in the first tub of stuff, looking smug.
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"No problems, then. Very good. Summoning is useful, yes?"

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"Oh yeah."

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