"Yeah, sure."
Sun Mar 29, 2015 22:12

"I not sure what you want me to teach you about Time Lords: I mean we just breathe, walk around, and are mind-blowingly awesome compared to humans," said the Guardsman, "but yeah, I'm game. If you got any questions for me just head on down to DIA central and ask for me at the reception. If I'm not on duty I'll swing by and see what you need. If you don't have time for a visit..." The Time Lord scribbled a series of instructions on one of his notebook's pages. He ripped it out of the notebook and give it to Rina. "Just type this little line of code into your console's terminal window. It will activate a little subroutine that should get one of my partners' attention. Good old TB will take a message or patch you through to me lickety-split."

  • Rina stared at the Guardsman for a moment.Iximaz, Sun Mar 29 21:56
    "Um, I'll take the tomato soup as well, and, eh, a cup of Earl Grey. No Bleep, very allergic. Oh, and can you get a basket of Sweet Poffins for the Luxray at that table?" She pointed at Zeb. Looking... more
    • "Yeah, sure." — SeaTurtle, Sun Mar 29 22:12
      • Rina took the paper with a trembling hand.Iximaz, Sun Mar 29 22:22
        "Oh, thank you, thank you so much," she said, laughing with sheer giddiness. "I know a lot of this stuff is probably second nature to you, but I haven't the faintest when it comes to telepathy, and... more
        • "Any sense of time is better than mine."Voyd, Sun Mar 29 22:33
          "I couldn't tell you if it's been half an hour or five of 'em. I also couldn't tell you the difference between fifty and twenty feet, so spacial awareness is probably a good thing to have too,... more
        • ((No, he really doesn't.))SeaTurtle, Sun Mar 29 22:33
          "Steady on there, young lady. You're going to start hyperventilating if you keep this up," said the Guardsman. "Oh yeah, I totally forgot to ask: who's your partner? I suppose that they were the hero ... more
          • "And where in the name of all the authors he got the idea, I don't..." Her mouth suddenly fell open. "Oh my god, he actually remembered?" She began to laugh. "Sorry, it's just that fairly early into... more
            • "Oh, that guy I know of."SeaTurtle, Mon Mar 30 12:08
              "I heard stories of him running around HQ. His reports are actually quite interesting," said the Guardsman, "but he left HQ four years before my arrival so I never got a chance to talk to him." The... more
              • ((My mom's beaten the Diamond E4.))Iximaz, Mon Mar 30 12:15
                ((It's nice because she actually understands what my brother and I are talking about when Pokémon comes up. XD )) "Yes, he's a Pokémon, a Luxray, to be exact." Rina caught Zeb's eye and he nodded at... more
                • "Been here for nearly two years."SeaTurtle, Mon Mar 30 13:19
                  "I fell into HQ a couple of days after the initial run of Day of the Doctor , " said the Guardsman. "My future partners found me smouldering at the base of Big Tree. I regenerated in front of their... more
                  • "America. Indiana, to be exact."Iximaz, Mon Mar 30 13:27
                    "Twenty-first century. I was a pretty average kid. Started reading to myself at three, but otherwise very normal. Liked reading, writing. Never imagined a place like the PPC existed until I fell in.... more
                    • "Ooh, a fellow Hoosier!"Voyd, Mon Mar 30 14:40
                      Valon's undivided attention was suddenly on Rina. "Have you ever been to Holiday World? Have you ever seen the Lazy Muncie video? How big a fan are you of Garfield?"
                      • Rina recoiled slightly at the enthusiasm.Iximaz, Mon Mar 30 14:49
                        "Uh, yes, several times, no, and I prefer Calvin and Hobbes ." She gave Valon an uncertain smile. "You from World One, or somewhere else?"
                        • "Aye, Cap'n!"Voyd, Mon Mar 30 14:52
                          "I prefer C&H myself, but I just think it's funny that I once lived a couple hours away from Jim Davis. Course, when I joined the PPC, I lived an hour or two away from Bill Watterson. I've lived all... more
                          • The Guardsman sat at the table next to Rina's...SeaTurtle , Mon Mar 30 22:28
                            ...and half-listened to the conversations around the pub. His eye caught Gaspard's from across the room. The spy returned the look and raised three fingers of his left hand, then pointed at himself.... more
                            • Rina paled even further.Iximaz, Tue Mar 31 06:26
                              "Overpowered doesn't begin to cover it," she mumbled. "I don't know why the Flowers picked us, but we were sent into— into Rose Potter." Rina took a deep breath, trying to steady her shaking hands.... more
                              • Valon reached for her...Voyd, Tue Mar 31 08:09
                                ...but stopped short. He didn't know if Rina would want a hug. ((Valon can't stand to see people cry. He wants to help, but he's just not sure how.))
                                • Sumisu burbled a bit.Voyd, Tue Mar 31 10:45
                                  The mini-Suu, apparently oblivious to Rina's freakout, started nuzzling her foot. Sumisu looked up expectantly at her.
                                  • "Oh. Oh, dear."SeaTurtle, Tue Mar 31 12:57
                                    The Guardsman immediately made his way towards Rina, taking care not to set a foot on the little goo mini that was gurgling by her feet. He put a hand on her shoulder and leaned in. "It's all right,... more
                                    • "Uh... er..."Voyd, Tue Mar 31 13:11
                                      Valon took a deep breath and started talking, surprisingly coherent. "You beat her. Even when she threw everything she had at you, you still beat her. She died, and, well... I suppose that makes YOU... more
                                      • Rina's shoulders shook harder.Iximaz, Tue Mar 31 13:19
                                        And then she began to laugh. "I guess I am," she said. She sniffled and wiped her eyes on her jacket. "Aw Zeb, bless his heart. He really deserves another basket of Poffins." Rina looked at her... more
                                        • The Guardsman shook his head.SeaTurtle, Tue Mar 31 13:27
                                          "No, don't be sorry. You gave us a scoop on the Notary's life, you learnt of a way to become human again," he pointed at the pocket which held his notebook, "and you've got a friend in us. Always... more
                                          • "No regrets," Rina echoed.Iximaz, Tue Mar 31 13:37
                                            "I... I think I can do that." She brushed a strand of hair out of her face. "Might as well start getting used to things being like this for a while. No telling how long it'll be before I can become... more
                                            • "Hmmm..."Voyd, Tue Mar 31 19:31
                                              "You know, I've been wanting to ask this. Do Time Lords get hiccups?" Valon seemed sincerely curious.
                                              • The Guardsman arched an eyebrow.SeaTurtle, Tue Mar 31 22:05
                                                "Of course we do. We have diaphragms too, you know," said the Time Lord. "And what about you, human? I've heard from some people that you have this thing called 'love'. What is it and where do you... more
                                                • "Actually, from what I've seen..."Iximaz, Tue Mar 31 22:17
                                                  "We— uh, I mean, humans tend to be portrayed as the most adaptable of species." Rina bit back a laugh at the Guardsman's remark. "Or the most tenacious. Or both; it varies occasionally, but not... more
                                                  • "Exactly."SeaTurtle, Tue Mar 31 22:29
                                                    He gripped Rina's shoulder and leaned in to look at her face. "You humans-- yes, you too: you said this was only a temporary thing-- you have this joie de vivre that we aliens do not. We are old,... more
                                                    • At least up until the end, when she just giggled. "I don't know about all that. I mean, humans are just as capable of being inflexible and bound by outdated laws. Besides, if people believe they're... more
                                                      • "Yeah, that's the problem with regeneration."SeaTurtle, Tue Mar 31 22:55
                                                        The Guardsman laughed. He made his way back to his seat and lifted his monster piece of pizza to his mouth. "Though I have a saying: when in doubt, turn to bacon." He wolfed down his pizza in ten... more
                                                        • "Want a slice of my pizza?"Voyd, Tue Mar 31 23:00
                                                          Valon offered a slice to Rina. Exactly where the rest of it had disappeared to couldn't easily be explained. "It's got everything! Bacon, ham, pepperoni, sausage, peppers, pineapple, I think there's... more
                                                          • and eyed the giant plate of olives. "Those look really good," she said. "May I?" To the Guardsman, she said, "Never used to eat bacon before I came to the PPC. Vegetarian, but I found out pretty... more
                                                            • "Knock yourself out."Voyd, Wed Apr 1 09:59
                                                              Valon pushed the plate of olives in Rina's direction.
                                                              • ((Guess I'll go ahead and continue.))Iximaz, Thu Apr 2 07:21
                                                                Rina pulled the olives to herself and began picking at them with long fingers. "Awesome, thanks!" She swallowed and sighed happily. "Oh, that is good stuff." To Valon, she said, "So, talk to me. What ... more
                                                                • "TB stands for Terabyte!"SeaTurtle, Thu Apr 2 19:53
                                                                  "AKA, my partner who-is-a-computer-program. It's a geth from the Mass Effect continuum: a collection of intelligent processes that form one cohesive entity. It's also been beefed up with some DoSAT... more
                                                                • "Because the list is bloody long." Valon took a deep breath and started down the long list he'd mentally prepared. ((Go ahead and check out my user page on the Wiki for a full list.)) "... and I just ... more
                                          • Valon clapped his hands a few times.Voyd, Tue Mar 31 13:37
                                            "Amen. I feel honored to have met you!" He whistled a few notes, before singing again. " Here's to us, here's to love All the times that we messed up Here's to you, fill the glass 'Cause the last few ... more
                            • "Mmvrrppmmrrd Svvvs?"Voyd, Mon Mar 30 23:19
                              Valon gulped down a slice of his Buddhist pizza and reiterated his question. "Overpowered Sues? Considering what we killed cleaning up the mess, I'm guessing that yes, Rose was overpowered. And I... more
            • Valon started singing again.Voyd, Mon Mar 30 11:31
              " I loved a maid as fair as summer, with sunlight in her hair. I loved a maid as red as autumn, with sunset in her hair. I loved a maid as white as winter, with moonglow in her hair. I loved a maid... more
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