Floral emoji are the nouveau-Victorian text decoration, don't you know. <3
I'm getting really confused about the time period this is set in
@Merrsharr: It's modern day. ^u^ We did have a laptop and earbuds a few chapters back.
Hmm. I'm drawing a blank on sire/dam for this fellow. There's probably something obviously I'm missing or haven't read. If I had to guess, I'd say Madame Defarge, but there's a lot to him that she doesn't explain.
@Merrsharr: It's modern day, but the characters are heavily influenced by their sire/dam. It's better that way, plus makes it easier to guess who they are.