Kaliel let herself be dragged into the Lounge by Orion, who was dressed in a suitably silly reindeer headband, a red-and-green sweatshirt, and a comfortable pair of sweats. The Harry Potter native had insisted that his partner dress up for the occasion, so here Kali was, wearing an oversized woolly sweater with a Christmas tree on it. The top of said tree had a light sewn into it that flashed on and off every few seconds; Kali had privately vowed to get suitable vengeance for the abomination, and Maeryn had agreed to help.
"You've got to get into the spirit, Kali!" Orion said as he pulled her into the Lounge. "It's Christmas. Everyone loves Christmas."
Kali managed to pull her hand away from Orion's with a sigh of relief. "As true as that may be, I'm not exactly sure what Christmas is, beyond some sort of winter festival. Remember, we didn't have it back where I came from."
Orion frowned. "But you came from the SG-1 'Verse," he said, confused. "That's Earth-based."
"Ah, but you forget, we're not from--" Kali broke off when she spotted the chocolate-covered smörgåsbord over on the food table. "That... That is a lot of chocolate. Hmm. There may be some merit to this yet."
The sound of PPC-themed Christmas carols heralded the arrival of Ian, Lee, and Sammy, with Ian finishing off their current rendition of 'The Twelves Sues of Christmas' with a rousing "...Two mini-Balrogs, and a single glistening tear!" The three entered the Lounge, Ian keeping a tight hold on Sammy's hand as they navigated the crowd.
"There's a good turn-out this year," Ian said, looking around at the various agents and PPC staff. He thought he saw one of the Flowers in a corner of the room, but wasn't sure.
"I'm just glad I could make it this year," Lee replied, shifting the moderately-sized pile of presents in her arms in an effort to rebalance them. "I'm going to put these under the tree before they tip over again."
"Good idea. We'll stay here."
Lee nodded and then started toward the tree, trying to focus on not spilling her precious load before she got to her destination.
Cadmar looked both directions from outside the Lounge. Then she looked up, and of course, found almost three sets of mistletoe. "I don't SEE anyone around..." She ducked in quickly, bracing for... more
Feeling slightly ridiculous, Pretzel,Sat Dec 10 01:02
And let two more people into the Lounge. The tallest of the pair, a 50-year old Chinese man with greying black hair and an angular face, surveyed the room. He turned to his son who was standing... more
One of the most awkward moments of his life, coming a close second to the time he had dived through the window and into that girl's room. I mean how has he supposed to know she was undressing, she... more
He was reading the same book he read when he lead the wizard, the ghoul and the green-skinned man to his RC. Finally, he closed it and put in one of his longcoat's many pockets. He looked around.... more
"No. Now go." "I'll give you chocolate?" "As I said before, no. Now will you kindly go?" Frustrated, Agent Skorp kicked the door, then cursed as pain raced up her leg. "Well, why not? I /know/ you... more
Zanna had rushed immediately to the lounge, and was now hanging out at the food table and chatting up anyone who happened to pass by. Which was pretty much everyone. She was also making it a point of ... more
... on her way to the drinks table and nodded to David. "You look like you're having as much fun as I am," she said morosely. "Are you drunk too? If not, would you like to be?" She sighed. "Not that... more
First, Thomas had dragged him here, insisting that it was polite and "professional" to show up at one's office Christmas party. Then, he had insisted that Orken buy gifts for all of his friends.... more
Right. Huinesoron post, LunarHuntress post, Huinesoron Post, Shoe Post, Skorp post, then the post I just posted after Shoe. And stabbings with sharped candy canes for everyone else if they make it... more
... Morgan was slumped, staring into a mug. "So I get killed by a Macrovirus," she explained to anyone who'd listen, "and regenerate into, well, this." She waved a hand vaguely at herself, took a sip ... more
"That..." he gasped, "Was the best Choco-ham sandwich I have ever tasted." He paused. "Mind you, it was the ONLY choco-ham sandwich I've ever tasted." He adjusted his Santa hat and wandered over to... more
July made a face as she saw the ghoul, and began to try scooting away from the food, hoping to not be noticed. Santa hats and expressions like that never meant good news, to her. "I think I just lost ... more
... and dropped her mug. "Bother," she said vaguely, "I was thinking about thinking about drinking that." She bent down to pick it up, and a gun slipped out of her holster to land on the floor next... more
"It's the Time Lady from the thing with the Sue Invasion and the Macroviruses." Colt elbowed Gerry. "Remember her?" Gerry sighed. "Of course, Colt." "Hey!" Colt directed this at Morgan. "Want some... more
Her eyes were open wide as she took in all the colorful decorations and lights. "Oh wow! Look at this! Hey," she said trying to get her partner's attention, "Natasha! What are those?" She pointed... more
... didn't see anyone he knew well on the way to the snacks table, though he did spot Maeryn/Kaliel there and gave the Tok'ra a wave. He made himself a mental note to go and say hello properly in a... more
Colt grinned, and poured a shot for himself, which he promptly downed. "Couple years back! After all the macrovirus stuff and everyone went back in. I nearly shot you!" This got Colt an elbow to his... more
...Derwin's offer and after examining it, took a bite out of the chocolate covered treat. Natasha, dodging between party goers, caught up with her partner. "Natasha! Try this!" Sylvia reached for... more
...was lightened slightly by Ilraen’s disheveled state. The Andalite was behaving like a fool, and no matter how well he liked this particular Andalite, well, seeing one covered in food and making a... more
"Not really." He said, giving a shrug. "Gurgan says that they overstimulate me, and that the 'last thing I need is another headache brought on by you going into other agents rooms and breaking their... more
"Okay then." Natasha tried again to strike up a conversation, "What fandoms are you into then? Also, um, is Gurgan your partner?" Meanwhile, Sylvia had wandered off, distracted by the many curious... more
Ilraen sighed in relief and finally thought to wipe his mouth on the back of one hand while the partners talked. He frowned at the amount of chocolate that came away. He hadn't been that overtaken... more
"You... shot me?" She blinked at Colt and held up her gun. "With a gun?" "Everyone /down/!" a woman's voice yelled, and the redhead who had been following Morgan around dove between her and Colt,... more
"I have no idea, and yes, that was," she grumbled. Colt was blinking in surprise, both arms up, before he properly processed that the strange woman had disappeared. "Uh. No. Nearly. But didn't."... more
"And I think there's some at the snacks table too." "There better not be," Gerry said. "I really don't want to deal with anything strange tonight. At least, anything stranger than what's normal... more
" My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic, Fallout, - well. Not so much INTO it as Knows a lot about it - Harry Potter, Discworld." Derwin said promptly. "And yes, Gurgan is my partner. Unfortunately, he ... more
Maria looked desperately around the room for a friendly face. "Soo... we pretend we never went under the mistletoe, and Luxury never caught us?" Mark cleared his throat and ran his hands through his... more
...jumped when he saw Cadmar. “Hey! Dude girl! It’s been a while, yeah, but don’t worry, I got something for you! Uh… Orken has it though. And he’s talking to his pal over there.” He rolled his eyes... more
...grinned. “I’m having a blast! I get to sing loudly without anyone complaining, eat food that’s terrible for me and the best part is, no missions! Also, presents. I don’t know how many people are... more
and he knew it. With three ‘Sues against one agent, things were looking dire. It didn’t help that they were all wielding blasters and the lone agent on the field was armed with a butter knife. With... more