After nodding to Cara as she left to greet the latest arrivals, Xericka made her way over to the area set aside for the youngest party attendees. She examined the small arrangement of toys with a careful eye as Aiden contentedly gummed the edge of her scarf.
"Perhaps the stuffed pastel blue ursine would be suitable," she muttered. She picked up the teddy bear and held it up in Aiden's line of sight. "Aiden, would you like to play with this child-friendly version of a bear?"
"Uflgm," Aiden replied as he reached out for the bear. Xericka handed it to him, whereupon he immediately began gumming it with no small amount of gusto.
Gremlin, meanwhile, had been contentedly scarfing down vol-au-vents with punch chasers when she suddenly found herself wading though a veritable sea of children. She put her hand over her punch to prevent any collision-induced spilling.
"Scuze me," Gremlin said as she tried to wind her way through the crowd of half-pints towards William's general location. "Pardon me. Comin' through!"
"Besides, I'll be asking everyone else to put presents on it as well." Cara tugged Zevak's hat up a bit so he could see better. "There, that's better. You go ahead and do that, then." She looked up... more
Over at the playpen... PoorCynic,Tue Sep 6 19:01
I know I'm among those responsible, but let's try to check for others posting so we can keep the posts in one sequence. Also, feel free to talk to each other! I've only got a small number of Agents... more
She quickly dissembled. “Well, it’s pure luck that Kinsey and Ori fit in Fara’s old Hallowe’en costumes, And I’ve been working on mine and Fara’s for a while, so…” She blushed, and nodded. “Thank... more
"We set that up for the really little ones - no Nursery staff provided, though, so it's up to legal guardians to keep an eye on anyone they put in there," she added, quirking a smile. "It should be... more
Among the newest wave of arrivals, which included Kyran the Hammer and Terry Collins from the DMS Mossflower Division, was a large, white haired man, being half-dragged into the Auditorium by Jacob... more
With a squeal of excitement, Stephanie led her friends in mobbing the adults she knew for hugs, piggyback rides and general entertainment. Terry took it in stride and nearly vanished under a pile of... more
The deathly glare vanished in an instant, to be replaced by such an innocent smile that he had to have been up to no good. Abandoning any plans he might have had for the snack table, he fluttered to... more
Az nodded to Jacob, held out her infant by way of explanation, and headed in the direction of the playpen, pulling the hood on Helena’s Adorable Elephant Onesie and tying it securely before putting... more
Jacob shook the offered hand with a grin and a bow of his own. "Sorry to say I'm not much good at impressions myself," he said. The Christopher Lee/Saruman voice he had affected wasn't horrible per... more