SeaTurtle
"Sure!" chirped Maxwell.
Sun Feb 22, 2015 17:45
70.26.31.20

"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 that Maxwell zoomed off towards the pub's exit.

Benoît looked at Zeb. "Uh... Not quite sure what happened between you two, but have fun, I guess."

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((Quick question: have you figured out what Maxwell's name refers to?))

  • 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
      • 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
                                      • Then he thought better of it. "My partner talks a lot about this Doctor character," he said, latching on to the subject. "I think she's a bit smitten with him. What's he like?" ((Oh, Zeb, you're so... more
                                        • The Librarian shrugged.Desdendelle, Tue Feb 24 08:02
                                          “I have no — hic! — idea.” He took another swig, then stoppered the now-empty bottle and shoved it into one of his coat’s voluminous pockets. “I never met him — he is a bit younger than me, and I... more
                                          • Maxwell's ears perked up...SeaTurtle, Tue Feb 24 09:51
                                            ...when the Librarian introduced himself. This guy was the Librarian. Librarian. Department of Floaters. Time Lord. Also a member of the Continuity Council of Gallifrey-in-Exile. This was a very... more
                                            • The Librarian rolled his eyes again.Desdendelle, Tue Feb 24 10:37
                                              “Oh? You have a way to navigate this accursed maze?” the Librarian asked doubtfully. “This is much more important than my partner. Do tell me.” It didn't quite sound like the Time Lord was asking.
                                              • Maxwell turned around towards Rudi's again and started walking, lecturing over his shoulder. "First, you got your three dimensions. You also got time, and consciousness, and another one I can't... more
                                                • Zeb glanced at the Librarian.Iximaz, Tue Feb 24 15:07
                                                  "Are you understanding any of this?" he asked over Maxwell's chatter. ((I feel like my posts are ridiculously short.))
                                                  • The Librarian smiled.Desdendelle, Tue Feb 24 18:47
                                                    “Of course I understand. What do I look like, a human?” the Time Lord asked. “Do continue, Maxwell. The concept is interesting enough, though you do some somewhat unfamiliar with it. Do you perchance ... more
                                                    • Maxwell rounded the corner, Time Lord in tow.SeaTurtle, Tue Feb 24 21:50
                                                      "Oh, Ben and the rest of us were shown a map of HQ during our tour of DIA central. We got the explanation from Doctor... er... Doctor..." The Jolteon's face scrunched up, deep in thought. "He had a... more
                                                      • "Well, that's specific,"Iximaz, Tue Feb 24 22:39
                                                        muttered Zeb in a rare fit of sarcasm. More loudly, he said, "How come it's just the DIA agents who get maps of this place?" ((Because reasons, Zeb. Don't you know anything?))
                                                        • "Because reasons, Zeb!"SeaTurtle, Wed Feb 25 16:04
                                                          "Besides, you Action Department people are all about what's going on outisde HQ. DIA and DES-- well, we kinda need to know out way 'round this place." The Jolteon checked the RC numbers going by.... more
                                                          • "So there is a map, huh?"Desdendelle, Wed Feb 25 17:22
                                                            “I should get the data somewhere. I wonder how would Tablet interface with it…?” the Librarian obviously didn’t notice he was thinking out loud; he was more inebriated than he thought. “Those... more
                                                            • "Hah! Good luck."SeaTurtle, Wed Feb 25 18:52
                                                              "That the map exists is pretty common knowledge in the PPC-- but actually knowing how it's shown to you..." Maxwell smiled. "The only way for anyone to see it is to become part of the DIA. Sorry sir, ... more
                                                              • “Then I might have to do just that.”Desdendelle, Fri Feb 27 06:36
                                                                The Librarian shrugged. “Such limitations did not stop me in my quest before and they will not start to do so now.” A pause. “That is the establishment you were speaking of, Maxwell, is it not?”... more
                                                                • "Yep, that's the place."SeaTurtle, Fri Feb 27 20:01
                                                                  "Just go in and take a look around. The last time I saw him was at a table." The Jolteon added as an afterthought: "Oh, and if you're thinking of joining DIA... it's a commitment. You're not gonna... more
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