The two DIA officers released Zeb...
Sun Feb 22, 2015 13:31

...but stayed close to him. "Hey, Rookie. I just wanna let you know that if you want to go after Maxwell... it's gonna be awkward. He still doesn't know himself if you know what I mean. Or where eggs come from for that matter."

Victoria's head whipped toward Owen. "I thought you were supposed to tell him!"

"No, we agreed that me telling him was a Bad Idea," said Owen. "You were supposed to have the talk with him!"

"Is this suddenly my fault now? Heavens above! You said back then that it'd be less and I quote 'awkward' if it came from another male!"

Owen grinned. "I got an idea. How about we let the Rookie explain the Pidgeys and the Beedrills to Maxwell? He's clearly interested, so how about we kill two Murkrows with one stone?"

- - -

((This can only end in disaster.))

  • "No, I'm fine, really."Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 13:01
    Zeb was more than a little relieved when Maxwell left to talk to Rina. He tried to shake off the other Pokemon. "Thank you for your concern, but I assure you it is unnecessary." Across the room, Rina ... more
    • The two DIA officers released Zeb... — SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 13:31
      • Zeb looked at them blankly.Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 14:02
        "The Pidgeys and the Beedrills? What in all the multiverse are you talking about?" He had a vague idea that it didn't mean anything good, if it was anything like Rina's passing mention to 'the birds... more
        • "By Arceus, he's almost as clueless as Maxwell."SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 14:55
          "No. No. Done. Not touching this anymore. Bye-bye." "Owen, get back here this instant." Victoria glared at her partner until he came back. "Now... Zeb. Just to make sure we're on the right page, you... more
          • "Well..."Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 14:59
            "...I know they come from a mother and a father Pokemon...." Zeb swallowed. "Um, something about mating? Whatever that is. I've heard that word used before." ((Dear god I can't stop giggling.))
            • "Yes. It involves a male and female..."SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 15:06
              "...of the same egg group," said Victoria. "And you do know how the mating process goes, right? Owen, stop laughing." Buck chose this instant to wake up from his nap. "Whuzzat? Mating? Are we talking ... more
              • There was silence fore a moment.Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 15:13
                "...oh. Okay." Zeb was certain his face was a bright red beneath all his fur. "Well, um, I've never actually seen- that is to say, I've not become familiar- Look, I work in Mary Sues, not Bad Slash!... more
                • Owen rubbed his face with his paws.SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 15:45
                  "Oy vey. I don't know if I should laugh, cry, or do both. So the Rookie does know what we're talking about. Okay. So, Zeb, as I was saying: you can theoretically explain this to Maxwell, right?" "No, ... more
                  • ((I don't know, why IS Maxwell laughing?))Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 15:57
                    Zeb put his paws over his eyes. ((If you were wondering, this is what he's thinking right now.))
                    • Maxwell looked from...SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 16:10
                      ...Buck's bleary stare, to Victoria pinching what was ostensibly her nose under her hair, to Owen caught in a hysterical laughing fit, to Zeb covering his face in shame. The Jolteon mouthed Buck's... more
                      • Zeb swallowed as the realization hit that his only hopes of coming out of this with any sort of dignity left were now gone. He looked down at Maxwell. "N-not much," he said, smiling awkwardly.... more
                        • Maxwell shrugged.SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 16:20
                          "Well, y'know. The usual. Looks like the other three had a fight over something. What exactly did you have to explain to me?" - - - ((Don't fail me, Zeb.))
                          • "They wanted me to tell you where eggs come from!" he blurted. Very loudly. Across the room, Rina spat out her hot chocolate. " What? " she yelped. "They mean Pokemon eggs, right?" Alex yelled,... more
                            • ((There's a lack of Benoît here.))SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 16:55
                              Benoît briefly excused himself from his conversation with Falchion and turned around to see the source of the commotion. He saw an absence of three members of his team, a puzzled Jolteon, and a... more
                              • Zeb's ears flattened with embarrassment.Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 17:04
                                "M-Maxwell," he began, fumbling with his words, "would you... um... wouldyougoforawalkwithme?" ~~~
                                • "Sure!" chirped Maxwell.SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 17:45
                                  "So, where d'you wanna go? The hallways? No-- too boring. Courtyard? No-- I just worked there. It's boring. Ooh! I know! We could try to find the pool! Race you to the exit! Threetwoonego!" And with... more
                                  • Zeb swallowed nervously and followed Maxwell out of Rudi's. He had to look behind him several times to reassure himself nobody was watching. Well, nobody aside from Benoît and Rina. "Maxwell, please... more
                                    • "Right. Uh..."SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 18:04
                                      Maxwell was a little distracted by a flicker of movement that may or may not have been the heads of a Gardevoir, a Lucario, and a Skiddo ducking around a corner but he focused on the question as he... more
                                      • Zeb glanced at the wall; his eyes narrowedAnonymous, Sun Feb 22 18:14
                                        when he saw the yellow-outlined figured behind it. He forced himself to ignore them. "Yes, that sort of thing," he said. "I'm from Sinnoh, and my favorite Poffins are sweet. I've recently become... more
                                        • "Nope. I don't really read stuff."SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 18:42
                                          "I work all day in the Courtyard and most of my time off is either training exercises or eating. Besides, words without pictures are boring, don't you think?" Maxwell took a look at the RC numbers... more
                                          • Zeb nodded at the wall. "Your friends are watching us. No idea why." That last part was a blatant lie, but how on Earth was he supposed to explain why the other Pokémon were following them? He looked ... more
                                            • "What, Owen and the gang?"SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 19:07
                                              "Hah! Classic Owen. He's paranoid but in a good way: if I ate a Poké puff every time he correctly predicted a trap or where a bad guy was I'd be fat! Nah, he's just looking out for me but I can... more
                                              • ((You guys are giving me ideas.))Desdendelle, Sun Feb 22 19:22
                                                ((Do you mind if I drop a certain inebriated someone in in a fitting moment?))
                                              • Zeb smiled. "I'd like that."Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 19:19
                                                They walked in a companionable silence for what felt like several minutes. At least, Zeb hoped it was companionable to Maxwell. Really, he was just trying to think of something to say. "So," he... more
                                                • “What.”Desdendelle, Sun Feb 22 19:54
                                                  Someone — wearing a brown longcoat over a formal black suit — towered over the two Pokémon. He was holding a rectangular, vaguely orange bottle in one hand; they could probably read its label... more
                                                  • "Sir?"Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 19:57
                                                    Zeb was momentarily startled by the man's seemingly sudden appearance. "Can we help you?"
                                                    • As soon as Maxwell saw the agent...SeaTurtle, Sun Feb 22 20:40
                                                      ...the DIA officer stood up straighter and held his head high in the air. "Good evening, agent!" he said in a cheery voice. "No, you're not seeing things. I'm Maxwell, this is my... more
                                                      • "Deputy?"Iximaz, Sun Feb 22 20:43
                                                        Zeb said, not sure whether to be amused or annoyed. ((Take it away, Des!))
                                                        • The man blinked.Desdendelle, Mon Feb 23 07:52
                                                          He crouched until his face was level with Maxwell’s. “Isn’t that a human physician?” He took another swig, then shrugged. “I’m looking for my no-good partner. Have you seen him? Coat like mine, only... more
                                                          • "Partner? No, sir!"SeaTurtle, Mon Feb 23 08:29
                                                            Maxwell wanted to point out the difference between "physicist" and "physician" to the stranger but decided that this wasn't a good time to discuss semantics. "I'm afraid I'm not too good at tracking... more
                                                            • The man removed his hood.Desdendelle, Tue Feb 24 03:49
                                                              Even though he was smiling a silly smile — it seems he was really drunk — his face still looked rather haughty. “I am the Librarian. Department of Floaters. My partner calls himself Desdendelle.” He... more
                                                              • "The... Librarian?"Iximaz, Tue Feb 24 06:45
                                                                "You're the one who shouted at me when I went to the Canon Library?" Zeb asked, taking a few steps back. "Wait, no, your scent is different." His ears flattened. "Sorry for the mistake. Is your name... more
                                                                • The Librarian rolled his eyes.Desdendelle, Tue Feb 24 07:08
                                                                  “Do I look to you like the sort of person to sit in a library?” he wondered. He sat down on the Generic Surface floor — not before dusting it, of course. He shrugged. “‘Librarian’ is a pseudonym.... more
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