The latest arrivals had opted for a Potterverse look: green-eyed Jenni Robinson had on a Hogwarts robe with the particular comfortable look of having been used regularly in the past, and the two-year-old in her arms wore miniature versions of the trousers, shirt, and jumper from the movies. The jumper was edged in green and silver, but the little tie was red and gold. Henry liked red and green.
"Remember when we were here for your birthday?" Jenni was saying as they entered. She had made one concession to the movieverse with a blue and bronze tie visible at her neck, but the robe was plain bookverse black. "We had your friends here, and presents, and cake, and—"
"Cake?" Henry said, taking his thumb out of his mouth and looking up with interest. In his other arm, he clutched his favorite brown fire-lizard toy.
Jenni laughed. "Yes, someone has his priorities straight. But not yet. Look, there's your friend Artie! Let's go say hi."
Cara looked busy, and the birthday girl herself was occupied with a piggyback ride, so Jenni figured greetings beyond simple nodding and waving could wait while she got her kid settled in. Artemis's antics might have been the source of a few raised eyebrows, but Henry was a young wizard, after all, and wizard children tended to show an uncanny resilience to unwelcome changes to their personal space. Jenni didn't worry for him.
((OOC: We've not even got to the cake!)) Freya hugged back with a little smile. "Maybe a bit. Don't let me interrupt the fun, though, you seemed to be having fun before I got here." She gave the... more
William looked up and gave the Bajorans a smile. "It's good to see you," he said as Nataan and Lheya finally got within earshot. "I know it's all in the interests of being fair and not singling... more
Henry looked momentarily as though he might protest being put down in the pen, but seemed to reconsider when the girl greeted him. He smiled hesitantly, and finally responded with a quiet "Hi." After ... more
"Yeah, though ya wouldn't think I 'ad room for 'em both," Nat said wryly, indicating her skinny build as she bent to ruffle her son's light brown hair. "This's Anthony, an' that's Emily." She nodded... more
Nat gave Henry a little smile. "They're still our kids, an' we love 'em." "Damn right," another similarly lanky Agent added, sneaking up behind her and wrapping hs arms round her waist. He smiled a... more
Nataan smiled fondly. "Honestly, I'm glad there are enough other people here to give me a break. She's become even more of a handful lately." Lheya's eyes had strayed to the playpen. "The little ones ... more
Jenni grinned at Zach, but didn't offer a hand, unwilling to disrupt the couple. No doubt their time for personal relationships was as limited as her own. "You're a lucky soul." She glanced down at... more
Zach chuckled as his girlfriend gave him a mildly rebuking prod. Nat rolled her eyes and looked back to Jenni. "'E's kind o' right, though. We both like our jobs, an' we've got plenty o' friends to... more