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Joining the fray
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:41pm

NRP: Yes, I'm going to try and RP again. After all, I'm a housewife. No reason I can't spend an hour or two reading posts and coming up with my own! I'm probably going to spend more time as my side character, Dan Crasher, rather then Maq, since she kind of belongs to everyone now.



The sounds of jubilation all but died down into a steady murmur, except from one particular. Dan Crasher dove into what was left of his barrack, shifting through mud and debris, searching for his stuff. After a short time, he found what he was looking for; a trunk filled with summer supplies that he hadn't used in ages. Grinning to himself, he began rummaging through the contents, pulling out what he thought he might need.

At the end of the hour, he had managed to locate several Hawaiian shirts, flip-flops, his old film camera, a beach towel featuring an old playboy pin-up, sun screen that had to be at least 20 years past the expiration date, but most importantly, a bright pink thong bathing suit that he was convinced would net him several romantic dates.

As he began passing the gains of his search into an old brown duffel bag, he glanced in the trunk again. Sitting under several layers of discarded clothing and junk was a small box, no bigger then most children toy blocks. On it was inscribe a circular pattern, with a spell carved around the edges. Grinning, Dan stuffed it in with the rest of what he was taking. After all, he told himself, you never know when you might need something to spice up a trip.

Maq looked around at the pleased faces of the Mercenaries gathering. Where before most had been displaying signs of depression from the recent mutant attack, everyone seemed to be relieved. Silently, Maq prayed that the vacation would help restore morale to the troops.

Sighing to herself, she left to go hunt through her room for anything she might need. As she walked down the hall, she could see her old man dancing and walking at the same time. The song "tequila" was playing on the small stereo he carried. Shaking her head, she smiled at him.

"Well, it's nice to see some people are really looking forward to this." She said as way of greeting. Dan looked at her surprised.

"You're not?"

Maq shrugged.

"As much as I enjoy the beach, I'd much rather spend my time getting this place back in working order. After all, I'm fairly sure with everyone else gone, I might actually get some real work done."

Dan chuckled. "Yeah, it helps when us problem people take off, doesn't it? Just go pack, and relax. This will be fun, for both of us!" He smiled. Maq's eyes narrowed as she glared at him.

"You're not intending to use this vacation time to 'strengthen our father-daughter' relationship, are you?"

"Screw that, I'm using this time to bag myself a nice native islander!"

"If you can manage to get one drunk enough to look at you."

"I've had success in the past"

"And the less I know about that, the better." Maq started to walk to her room again when she paused and glanced at his stuffed duffel bag. With a resigned expression, she glared again at her quickly retreating parent. "You didn't pack that horrible thong, did you?"

Dan hunched his shoulders as his guilt confirmed it. Maq growled.

"Good God, man, that poor excuse for a bathing suit is AWFUL, and it's about the last thing any child wants to see her parent in!"

"Then don't look."

"You're not taking it."

"Oh yes I am! And you can't stop meeee!!" Dan yelled as he ran down the hall as far away from his reploid daughter as he could.

NRP: Oh, it's good to be back in the saddle with characters I love. Also, that little box that Dan has can be whatever you guys want it to be, if you want to use it. After all, vacations are all about surprises!

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