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Scapegrace
Wobbles heard him talking.
Wed Aug 26, 2015 05:31
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And she smiled much wider as she wandered around the room, looking for a buffet table to pillage in the name of Cap'n Wobb, The Pirate Clown - wow, she really had to bring that girl back, it had been months since her last appearance on the show and she loved playing her. In any event, she saw a motley bunch of agents, support personnel, and assorted operatives, and felt... content. This was, bar one, a hive of good people and good things, doing their best to make other people happy. She was confident everyone here could come together to make a bad ting good, as the old saying had it (okay, it was actually the theme tune to Rastamouse, but it was probably an old saying somewhere), so she abandoned her quest for little stick-mounted nibbly things and went off to find the Notary.

As she got closer, it was obvious that her partner had overheard Dafydd's words too. She was sitting down and focused on her datapad, her body ramrod straight and apparently able to ignore the broken glass sticking out of her right knuckles. "Human," she said without looking up, "why are you lumbering towards me? Surely there are some small humans for you to allegedly entertain. I notice that Former Agent Illian has quite the collection, though it does make one long for the days of collecting with poison and pin."

"Uh, but you're a Time Lord, not a pokeyman, Agent Ovaltine. I don't think Time Lords can learn Poison Pin. Is that even a move?" The Pokémon games themselves were a closed book to the clown, but she'd watched as much of the anime as she'd had time to down at the A/V Division and she knew children and adults alike loved them.

"How on Earth should I know, human? Stop jabbering. I am trying to concentrate. I mean, look at these 15-Bs - oh, no, you can't, can you? Slipped my mind. One wonders if Supernumerary is even aware of the Unofficial Bureaucratic Style Guide..."

"Didn't you write that?"

"Well, yes, as a matter of fact I did." The Notary preened at that, which was slightly disturbing.

"Didja send it to him?"

"I published it. I may have had to self-publish it, mostly with the printer credits of dormant accounts, but it is available in physical and digital forms."

"Okay! Only, I know they're in those boxes in the RC and none of them have been opened yet, so-"

"It is hardly my fault if people elect to ignore good advice when I offer it to them for a reasonable charge in line with similar texts for sale at any reputable university, and even the thoroughly disreputable ones on what you people call 'World One'."

"I... guess so! I mean, you obviously put a lot of work into it, so, uh, yeah! I'm sure someone will buy it eventually! For a reason!"

The Notary sniffed in reply and went back to her filing. Blood occasionally spattered to the floor when the fingers on her right hand flexed, staining the sand by her chair an unattractive shade of maroon. "Human, you're still here. Remedy this."

Wobbles bounced off, slightly smugly. Her partner just sat, and watched, and tried very hard not to stick her hand in the pocket of her robes and fish out something to stare at.

  • Illian catchup.Huinesoron, Wed Aug 26 04:18
    With the children settled (which took longer than it might have - Oleander woke up from his nap, and Dafydd spent some time persuading him that no, he couldn't have Daphne's balloon - or Tanfin's hat ... more
    • Wobbles heard him talking. — Scapegrace, Wed Aug 26 05:31
      • Alex looked up when Constance appeared...Iximaz, Wed Aug 26 07:41
        ...queen and bronze on her shoulders. He watched Hera fly over to the eggs that had not yet been claimed, then hesitantly followed Dafydd. "H-hi," he stuttered. It wasn't immediately clear who he was ... more
        • Hera raised her head...Huinesoron, Wed Aug 26 08:08
          ... and deigned to look at Alex. Her eyes whirled briefly, yellow specks creeping into them, and her wings rose as if preparing for flight. Ilwion nuzzled his mate's neck, spreading his nearside wing ... more
          • Alex grinned.Iximaz, Wed Aug 26 08:15
            "Thank you, sir," he said, ducking his head shyly. "Are both of them yours, then? They're really nice."
            • Dafydd reached down and touched Ilwion's head.Huinesoron, Wed Aug 26 08:21
              "He's mine," he said. "Hera is bonded to my wife." He glanced over at where Constance was trying to put a stop to Daphne and Oleander's 'let's run in circles around Mummy' game. "Which is not where... more
              • Alex's eyes widened.Iximaz, Wed Aug 26 08:28
                "W-wait a minute," he stammered, "Connie? Are you... a-are you Dafydd Illian? Um. " His eyes were now about the size of saucers. "Sorry, I, um, I just, um, wow." He took a deep breath and scratched... more
                • "Most of the time."Huinesoron, Wed Aug 26 08:44
                  "Except when I need to be Darth Balrog, Scourge of the Multiverse." Dafydd chuckled at the kid's expression. "Joke, joke. As, I'm sure, would be anything I said about Hera being high-maintenance."... more
                  • "Sorry."Iximaz, Wed Aug 26 08:51
                    Alex looked sheepish. "Just kind of startled me, is all. Oh, right!" He awkwardly held out a hand. "Alex Dives. I'm an intern in DoSAT. And, um, thank you for donating the eggs." ((Poor Dadydd. I... more
                    • As an answer to Dawn...Desdendelle, Wed Aug 26 09:03
                      Des took the lightsaber out of his pocket, taking care not to ignite its blade by mistake. “I'd like to get rid of this ASAP,” he said, “it positively stinks of Studom.” He nodded toward Ilraen.... more
                      • Colt shrugged a bit. JulyFlame, Wed Aug 26 09:11
                        Gerry sneezed the moment it came out. "Seriously. Ugh, Sue weapons." "I was hoping for Tel'Quessir, personally," Colt said, temporarily distracted by the lightsaber before looking at the elf again,... more
                        • Dawn followed Des' gaze, and nodded.DawnFire, Wed Aug 26 10:00
                          "Yeah, that's a Noldo. I, uh, I think he used to be an agent of some sort--I mean, a DOGA agent. He left or retired or something a little before I joined--something about dying and maybe coming back... more
                          • Dafydd;s ears twitched.Huinesoron, Wed Aug 26 10:15
                            Actually, they didn't - he'd often thought they should , but mobile ears weren't a trait possessed by many Eldar. Dafydd's ears wanted to twitch as a woman across the room called (well, said)... more
                            • “Shakhar, wait a sec.”Desdendelle, Wed Aug 26 10:29
                              Des rubbed his goatee. “Missing hand, Noldo, missing hand, agent, not any more, dammit where'd I read this, missions missions missions... fabric? No, something with T... Oh I know. Terri Ryan, DOGA... more
                              • "Hey!"Iximaz, Wed Aug 26 10:34
                                Alex waved at the two people when they approached. "Are you here for the hatching, too?" Too many people get out get out get out. He hoped there wasn't any sweat beading up on his forehead as he held ... more
                                • Dawn nodded in response to Des.DawnFire, Wed Aug 26 10:42
                                  "Introductions, right. That should go well. Let's hope it goes well, actually, dealing safely with Feanorians usually requires being out of, uh, everything-range. Oh well. Maybe an agent!Maglor, or... more
                                  • “Hello there!” Des said.Desdendelle, Wed Aug 26 10:46
                                    “Yesyes to all your questions, bub!” he said. “I'm Des, this is Shakhar – Dawn – and you–” Des squinted. “You look somewhat familiar... what's your name, dude?”
                                    • "I... I'm..."Iximaz, Wed Aug 26 10:48
                                      Alex cradled the egg to his chest. "'M Alex Dives," he said, finally finding his voice. "DoSAT intern." He smiled and held out a hand. "Nice to meet you... Des, was it?" He frowned. "Des... dendelle?"
                                      • “Yes, that's me.” Des shook the proffered hand.Desdendelle, Wed Aug 26 10:50
                                        “Wait a sec. Dives? As in... are you related to Rina Dives?” Des tilted his head.
                                        • Alex flinched.Iximaz , Wed Aug 26 10:53
                                          "Yes, I am, and I don't want to talk about it," he said, turning away. "Especially not today."
                                          • “Oh.”Desdendelle, Wed Aug 26 10:55
                                            “Sorry, dude.” Des bowed his head briefly. “Didn't mean to upset you. You said DoSAT... d'you happen to know a Unison Device by the name of Corolla?”
                                            • ((HAHA got you!))Huinesoron, Wed Aug 26 10:57
                                              Ahem. More seriously, I'm going out of ambit for the next few hours, so assume Dafydd is just keeping the f'lizards quiet. hS
                                          • Hera's head snapped up.Huinesoron, Wed Aug 26 10:55
                                            Her gaze locked onto Alex, her eyes sparkling with orange facets. Beside her, Ilwion sat up, craning to look up at Dafydd. The elf drew in a breath between his teeth. "As a general remark," he said,... more
                                            • "Sorry, Mr. Illian."Iximaz , Wed Aug 26 11:02
                                              Alex sighed. "Won't happen again, promise." To Des, he said, "And, yeah, actually. She's one of my regular teachers. Supervisors? I like her because she doesn't make me go on a lot of coffee runs.... more
                                              • Des nodded empathetically.Desdendelle, Wed Aug 26 11:05
                                                He glanced at Dafydd, but when he saw that the Noldo was busy with his fire-lizard, he kept his attention on Alex. “She's a nice person, yeah. Helped me with a nasty Harry Potter fic, once.”
                                                • "Is that the one..."Iximaz, Wed Aug 26 11:09
                                                  "...where Harry was the heir to the Founders and had a harem, or something?" Alex grinned. "She told me about that! Oh, man, that sounded horrible; it's times like that I'm glad I'm not a field... more
                                                  • Rewinding back a little bit...PoorCynic, Wed Aug 26 11:54
                                                    Dafydd shook his head, smiling. "Yes, I think we'll be okay. Thank you, though." Teyala nodded. "You're welcome. Enjoy the rest of your day." She turned away from the Illian family, pausing long... more
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