OK, wee reminder [because it has been MONTHS between pages]: they are talking about Jareth's choice of junior attendees at the ball.
One is to understand that at this point, Tiny Tim and the Little Match Girl have been sent home/away.
Ok, I usually keep the
elegant French phrases for Fantôme
cast-centric pages, but I like the imagery too much. Is a swanky way to say ''sparring'', really, and that is what is going on here. They both landed, and parried, a few blows there...
So GND-Jareth has never really tried to stick to those traditional Fair Folk rules and entrapments, and in continuity has been thanked by Sarah a few times previously that never became a magical big deal. So his line here is a fairly half-assed attempt at pulling that one to see if it takes; also, I recently wolfed down Seanan McGuire's October Daye novels - rec'd by one lovely person here, gifted me by 2 others, oodles of gratitude all around - and the theme was fresh in mind.
Anyway, Sarah no-sells that one attempt at being a little creepifying. And then.... you know what, that might just be progress right there.
IF Jareth behaves around the rest of the guests. Oh wait....
Update!! Finally! I'm done with my deadline, and Louisa scraped up the time and wheeee vaycay.
Have yourself a whole comic of JS-ness.
This is a work of fanart, and only intended for shits and giggles and vicarious fangirl thrills. Not my characters, no profit being made.
Sarah and Jareth [Labyrinth] (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly&Bowie
Eponine [Les Mis] (c) Hugo, Boublil, Schonberg, and Kretzmer, by way of Sam Barks.
James Norrington [Pirates of the Caribbean] (c) Disney, Bruckheimer, VerbinskiCheryl (c) me!
Legorlando ['Lord of the Rings' movies] (c) Peter Jackson, NewLine, Orlando Bloom and JRR Tolkien
Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
Colour by the ever-amazing *LouisaGallie