wingenvy: (a celebration)
Zack Fair ([personal profile] wingenvy) wrote2012-07-21 12:41 pm

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[This again... in this instance, though, Zack doesn't mind making the announcement. Luke had given him some bad news recently and it really seems to be hitting him hard, so it wouldn't be fair for the poor guy to have to tell everyone else, as well. He's been through enough lately.]

Hey guys, just a head's up... Guy Cecil's been sent back to his world.

[And since he'd rather not dwell on the bad news-]

Since we've lost him again, Good Spirits - that's the local bar here, for anybody who hasn't visited the place - is still looking for a couple more staff members, if anybody's interested. Servers especially. The place is run by me, Buffy, Raven, and Nami right now, but it's always nice to have a few nights off, so some extra hands can make a big difference for us. Inquire within!

We're trying to expand the menu to include some finger food, too- nothing too complicated, just stuff that's easy for anybody to make. Suggestions would be awesome.

Guess that's it for now.

[This entry can also serve as an OPEN BAR POST if anyone's interested.]
herotypical: [ neutral ; angry ] (✝ and nine left)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-07-21 04:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Crap. Again?
herotypical: (✝ ripe and ruin)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-07-21 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I barely got to know him, this time. I...

Jeez.
herotypical: (✝ and whispers to all of the above)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-07-22 12:31 pm (UTC)(link)
But that kind of hope is a double-edged sword, yeah.
herotypical: (✝ no kicks; no pangs; no broken bones)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-07-22 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Ditto, Zack. Major freakin' ditto.
herotypical: (✝ great great great grey water thoughts)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-07-23 10:36 am (UTC)(link)
I think nibbly bits would be good. Finger food. We don't need utensils to clean.
herotypical: [ snark ; angry ; neutral ] (✝ eighteen steps is one complete set)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-07-24 01:38 pm (UTC)(link)
And we probably don't want a big old oven in the place. So what -- uncooked goodies? A teeny microwave?
herotypical: (✝ great great great grey water thoughts)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-07-25 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
...Until someone burns the place down.

[ a beat. ] Nah. It works for me.
herotypical: [ neutral ; angry ] (✝ through the fire)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-07-28 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
Ikki? Working here? I'm not sure if Katara's going to allow that.

[ LOL MISTAKEN IDENTITY. ]
herotypical: [ snarky ; angry ; hands ] (✝ you're all cold)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-07-28 03:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Zack. Katara is Ikki's grandmother.
herotypical: [ snarky ; neutral ; pout ] (✝ i'm learning i'm yearning)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-07-29 01:12 pm (UTC)(link)
...What can I say? Chronological wackiness.
herotypical: [ angry ; sad ] (✝ dance till your dead)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-07-31 05:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Zack? The girl's, like, eleven. If that's your definition of old enough, then I think you and me oughtta have a chat about responsible drinking ages.
herotypical: [ snarky ] (✝ buy a shiny backpack)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-08-01 01:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Well...I haven't met the gal. Maybe she does sound guyish.
herotypical: [ wtf ; angry ] (✝ shiver stop shivering)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-08-02 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
...There's only one explanation.
herotypical: [ snarky ; neutral ] (✝ through these love drowned eyes)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-08-03 12:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Shift. [ but she sounds unconvinced. most likely, it's a case of mistaken identity. didn't she once talk to some other ikki in the bar...? ]

Katara's granddaughter was turned older. And maler.
herotypical: [ wtf ; angry ] (✝ shiver stop shivering)

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[personal profile] herotypical 2012-08-08 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
Who says you have to be subtle?
crisisrain: (Brandy)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-21 05:35 pm (UTC)(link)
[He's not at the bar yet, seeing as he has stuff to do before he comes to work.]

If we're gonna start servin' food then remember that I ain't cookin' it!
crisisrain: (Leite de Onça)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-21 05:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course I can manage that! But it doesn't mean that I want to, I do enough cookin' at home!
crisisrain: (Matador)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-21 05:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Ya hired me ta make drinks, not food, so I'll stick to doin' just that! Besides, I've spent enough of my life in bars, it's about time I actually helped one out a little!
crisisrain: (Advocaat)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-21 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Could just hire people who wouldn't mind cookin'?
crisisrain: (Wine)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-22 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
Then at least make sure they can prepare basic stuff then! Not the unwilling types like me!
crisisrain: (Pink Lady)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-22 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh! Then just leave the finger food ta Nami then! Problem solved! I'm sure she won't mind~
crisisrain: (Nikolaschka)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-22 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I told ya I'm not doin' any catering! I'm more than certain you guys are much better at it than me anyway. Don't want me poisonin' people by mistake, no?
crisisrain: (Sherry)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-23 06:36 pm (UTC)(link)
My boy, there are some things yer better off not knowin' at all. My cookin' is one of them. Just leave me servin' the drinks, I'm good at it!

[Though he's not bad at cooking in the slightest, he's just trying to make it sound that way so you don't make him do it. Taking a leaf from Rita's book on this one.]
crisisrain: (Carling)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-25 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
The works perfectly fine fer this old man! Workin' the night shift seems ta suit me better anyway.

Is there anythin' not cooking related that ya want me ta do while I'm listening?
crisisrain: (Ale)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-27 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Lovely ladies ya say?! Names, ya gotta give me names!

[Now he's excited, for the wrong reasons.]
crisisrain: (Tokyo Tea)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-28 01:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Uh, no they don't. So I'm guessin' they're not very sexy at all, what a pain.
crisisrain: (Royal Arrival)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-29 03:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Not at all! I just happen ta have heard which ones have the best assets! And they don't sound like D-cups ta me.
crisisrain: (Bellini)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-31 03:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey! No fair! Besides if ya put me on the same shift as them then you wouldn't have ta worry about me bein' distracted by them. I can do more work!

[Lie.]
crisisrain: (Stout)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-31 05:08 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm only workin' here because I offered ta help Buffy. So I'll stick to workin' my shift alongside hers.

Anyway, I don't touch girls who already have partners.
crisisrain: (Rob Roy)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-31 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I once ended up under her bed. I've had enough of scary Buffy ta last a lifetime.
crisisrain: (Bloody Mary)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-31 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Uh... technically? It'd be neither of those.
crisisrain: (Mudslide)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-07-31 05:33 pm (UTC)(link)
It's not as interestin' as ya think!

[Because it's embarrassing and stupid.]
crisisrain: (Tamagozake)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-08-02 03:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Buffy's house has the same buildin' plan as our house. One night on my way back home after bein' kidnapped I mistook it fer my own. I climbed in through what I thought was my own bedroom window and it turned out ta be Buffy's! She turned the light on when she heard somethin', so I hid under her bed.

That's all there is to it!
crisisrain: (Spritzer)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-08-02 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)
What do you think?
crisisrain: (Tequila)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-08-02 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Does make a funny story though!

But alas, I lived, so there was no real damage done.
crisisrain: (Mint Julep)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-08-04 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course I'm disappointed! She doesn't sleep naked ya know!
crisisrain: (Stout)

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[personal profile] crisisrain 2012-08-06 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Usually more serious stuff that isn't me jokin' around.
bubblywishes: (Pondering the universe.)

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[personal profile] bubblywishes 2012-07-21 06:30 pm (UTC)(link)
If you're looking for help around the bar, I wouldn't mind it.

[She's been wanting to kind of wander about the bar and hopefully expand her knowledge of tasty alcohols. The ones she knows who drink always drink the stuff that tastes like acid death, so...yep. Besides! Lots of people pass through the bar - it might be fun, and a good chance to meet people!]

Only problem's that I'm a part-time kidsitter, too. Sooo...I dunno how often I'd be able to work, if that's okay?
bubblywishes: (Let's chit-chat)

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[personal profile] bubblywishes 2012-07-24 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
Great! Since I'm...nooot sure bringing a kid into a bar is a good idea. FenFen would demolish me. But, y'know, maybe a day or two here and there - I'd just have to work it out with the people I live with and stuff. But if I don't do something, I'm gonna go bonkers.

Name's Norma, nice to meet'cha, Zacky.
bubblywishes: (` w `)

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[personal profile] bubblywishes 2012-07-26 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
Yup! That's your nickname now!

[And it's not likely to change unless she thinks of a better one.]
bubblywishes: (Cheerful Bandit)

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[personal profile] bubblywishes 2012-07-27 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, working around the nighttime should be perfect, since Fifi goes to bed real early and stuff. [And that's when all the real fun stuff starts happening anyway.] Do I have to dress fancy or anything like that, too? Or is it "anything goes"? I get free drinks, right?

[8Da]
bubblywishes: (PICK ME PICK MEEE!!)

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[personal profile] bubblywishes 2012-07-28 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Awesome! [For both parts - dressing up and getting alcohol without being told she's too young and stuff. Best job ever! Now Norma just has to pick a comfy, yet kinda classy outfit to wear that won't kill her in this hot as heck season.] I promise I'll be on my very best behavior ever!

Are you down at the bar now? You could show me around before I get to work and stuff, if that's okay.
bubblywishes: (Yatta!)

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[personal profile] bubblywishes 2012-07-29 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Right! I'll be right over!

[And after Norma slips into her sandals (why has she never bothered to get these before?!) and makes sure she looks well enough to go out, out she heads. She arrives in about thirty minutes, give or take, and slides right up to the counter and into a seat when there.]
bubblywishes: (Pondering the universe.)

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[personal profile] bubblywishes 2012-08-01 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
Yep, that's me. [She raises her hand in a mock sort of wave and salute looks around the area. There really weren't that many people around at this time of day, was there? It's almost a little boring right now.]

Not much to do around here this time around, huh? Jeez...
bubblywishes: (Uh...)

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[personal profile] bubblywishes 2012-08-04 02:44 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ooh, a tour. Norma's never been behind the scenes of anything revolving around restaurants and bars and inns and the like. It's pretty cool, being able to just look at what goes into making jobs work - considering she's never really worked a lot in her life.]

Awesome, thanks! [And, she walks right past the divider, ready to follow the leader.] Is there a lot to...y'know, know? I'll be honest and say I've..neeever really done this before.
bubblywishes: (C8)

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[personal profile] bubblywishes 2012-08-07 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
[Wow, this is actually kinda lame. Probably because Norma was expecting something spectacular or something, but hey. At least the wall of liquor is pretty cool. Norma gives it a once over, reading some of the labels to the various drinks with interest. There's no way she'll be able to memorize the entire thing in just a few minutes, but in time she just might.]

Well, that seems simple enough! You'll find I'm a quick learner. ...Not a bad selection, if I may so say. Any suggestions if I get, uh...thirsty? Nothing that tastes like acid, though, I've had a sip of some stuff like that before.

[And Norma sticks out her tongue to show her distaste. Blech.]
fabrecation: (Never be the same)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-07-21 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)
[Luke had been tempted to actually try something alcoholic. It's be easier to forget, maybe. The fact that his best friend was gone again, that the only thing left behind was the Jewel of Gardios, which he cleaned and took care of to the best of his ability.

But guilt won out in the end, as well as the fact that there are some thing that happened recently that he does not want to forget. So instead, he sips on water. He'd rather get a milkshake, but... well. It's not like Luke can taste it, and he's sure a milkshake without taste just feels nasty.

After Zack makes the post, Luke looks up at him with a half smile.]


Thanks. I probably should've done it myself, but...
fabrecation: (Story of my life)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-07-21 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
[He should at least tell Asch, if his original doesn't hear from his journal. It's what he thinks as he rubs his thumb over the glass, just watching the beads of water travel down it because of that. God water is such a boring drink.]

You handled it better than I would've, anyway. I'm no good at saying stuff like that.
fabrecation: (I see what you did there.)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-07-24 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
... That actually sounds like a good idea. That way your voice won't have to shake or something else that sounds stupid.

[He gives an annoyed glance off to the side. He hates showing weaknesses in front of people sometimes.]
fabrecation: (Even one smile can make a difference)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-08-11 09:52 am (UTC)(link)
Mmmm... Thanks again, Zack. [And you know? Despite the depression, he still smile as he reaches out to lightly tap Zack's upper arm.] Pretty soon I'll get you to handle all of the depressing stuff that happens to me.
fabrecation: (Be all right in the end)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-08-12 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[The tease is still enough to make him laugh quietly; if only everyone could be like that. Life would sure seem a lot easier for some people.

After that, he smiles much more fully and genuinely.]


Yeah, we are. [And just a year ago, he would've been surprised to hear that.] So hey, if you need anything? Call on me, all right? I owe you, anyway.
fabrecation: (Can't be a hero without a derpy grin)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-08-14 06:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha, sure, we really could use it! [His smile grows to a grin, honestly happy to hear something like that.] I mean, when I'm not with my girlfriend... [And that earns something of a blush as well as a more sheepish expression. Someone's been hanging out with her more often than usual for less than innocent reasons.]
fabrecation: (DERP)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-08-16 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
A... double-date? How does that work?

[Because all he sees is him dating whoever Light is and Zack dating Xion and nonononono]
fabrecation: (Question marks?)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-08-18 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
Huh... I wasn't really interested in that kind of stuff back on my world, so even if it did exist, I probably never heard of it. [He leans his cheek against his hand and glances up at the ceiling.] It sounds kind of fun, though! I've never met Light before, but...
fabrecation: (/TROLL)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-08-22 08:44 am (UTC)(link)
[Luke pauses at that phrasing for a second... then rolls his eyes, though there's a chuckle to his voice when he speaks.]

"Spreading the love"? You would say it like that.
fabrecation: (Can't be a hero without a derpy grin)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-08-25 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, sure, I'm game! I'll have to ask her about it... maybe after I've moved and stuff. [It's sort of a decision he made at the last minute, but it's looking like he'll have to go through with it with each moment that passes.]
fabrecation: (Forgetting their faces is...)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-09-01 03:49 am (UTC)(link)
Well... yeah. I only decided before I got here. [He takes a sip of the water, makes a face at the utter lack of taste, then sets the glass down as he looks down at the table in thought.] It's just... I keep expecting someone to walk around the corner, you know? Or I think about something that happened there with one of my roommates... it's lonely, I guess.
fabrecation: (I swear I can be manly sometimes)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-09-08 06:43 am (UTC)(link)
[There's a small pause, and... ooookay, time to approach this as casually as possible.]

So it's... nice? Living with your girlfriend?
fabrecation: (Melons are tasty.  I mean the fruit.)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-09-14 06:25 am (UTC)(link)
[BLUSH.

One that he tries to cover up by, again, very casually leaning his cheek against his hand. And letting that hand cover up most of the lower half of his face, too. Oh yes, he is the most casual.]


S-Sleeping together, huh...? I mean... it, uh, sounds... nice. [And gets him to thinking again.]
fabrecation: (That's not mine - !)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-09-16 11:36 am (UTC)(link)
Shh - Shut up, Zack!

[Luke gets his hands on the counter and leans forward as he tries to quietly yell, a furious blush on his face while he glances about as if Xion will walk in any second, hear that and be mortified. Or one of her friends hears it and decides to give him a second death penalty. THIS IS A VERY DELICATE MATTER OKAY.]
fabrecation: (Slightest of flushes)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-09-20 07:14 am (UTC)(link)
I-I don't need a drink!

[LOOKING BACK AT THE DOOR okay he... thinks he doesn't see anyone else he knows. Then, he looks back up at Zack.]

Besides, Guy told you about Auldrant's maturity age, right? I haven't hit that yet! [GOD that makes it sound worse.]
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fabrecation: (Yeah shut up.)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-10-02 07:41 am (UTC)(link)
I...

[Luke tries to think of a reason. ANY reason. ANY reason beyond "I don't like the taste of it except I can't taste it or even smell it".

But there isn't really a better reason than that. He wrestles with himself for a moment, turning his wrist as if that'll help him think better, then lets out a sigh.]


O-Okay, okay! But just one, all right? I don't drink that stuff.
fabrecation: (DERP)

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[personal profile] fabrecation 2012-10-26 07:49 am (UTC)(link)
I... guess so? [He will just. Politely leave out the fact that it won't be a taste of home.] What are the good ones like, anyway?
mikangirl: (deep breath)

[personal profile] mikangirl 2012-07-21 07:05 pm (UTC)(link)
[...well. She supposes she can be thankful Luke came back before he vanished again. For Nami, she curiously feels very little, bar a certain emptiness.]

Thanks for letting us know.
thestormishere: (no one else here will save you)

action - open too if anyone else wants to bother her

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-07-21 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
[ While she typically tries not to show or admit it, the heat of Luceti's July tends to make Lightning pretty damn miserable- even when the village isn't the middle of a heat wave. Sticking to her normal schedule is quite a bit more difficult when the sun is beating down constantly and the air itself seems oppressive, when it seems like her clothes and hair are trying their best to stick to her even when she's not doing anything remotely worth sweating over.

However, she's got much better ideas than moping around and fanning herself at home, which is why the woman eventually makes an appearance at the bar today. The sight of her isn't all that unusual by now, but this time she's got something more interesting than a stoic attitude for once-

A cooled watermelon held between her arm and side as she ducks in the door and turns to close it right away to keep the warmer air out.

She doesn't make a production of it, but she's also not all that subtle either, as she strolls up to the bar itself and sets the fruit down there. To what is probably nobody who has ever met her's surprise, she's also brought one hell of a knife along too, and wastes no time in looking for the best way to start slicing her haul. ]
i_am_not_cute: (say huh?)

[personal profile] i_am_not_cute 2012-07-22 12:02 am (UTC)(link)
[Pao-Lin's sitting at the bar trying to chase away the heat of the day with a strawberry milkshake when Lightning comes in and thunks that watermelon down nearby. The girl eyes the fruit contemplatively. Damn, that thing looks delicious; she hopes Lightning's going to share it. and hopefully won't shank Pao-Lin with that knife if she asks for a piece]
thestormishere: (until you learn)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-07-22 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
[ It does look delicious, doesn't it? Not only is it a prime example of a medium-sized melon (could she really eat all of that on her own?), but it's been sitting in Lightning's refrigerator too- condensation has clearly formed on the outside of the rind during its short adventure outside, making Lightning sort of swipe at where it got on her shirt before giving it up as useless.

Instead she settles the blade of her knife on the end of the fruit, and begins cutting into it with steady slices. No pansy dull knife for her, that's for sure. ]
Edited 2012-07-22 01:40 (UTC)
i_am_not_cute: ((manga) to say any way but lightly)

[personal profile] i_am_not_cute 2012-07-26 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
[Pao-Lin watches Lightning cut into the fruit, separating out the pieces she's sliced. A little tentatively, she offers:]

Do you need a plate to put those on? [She has an empty one from when she ordered some food earlier. All she needs to do is sweep the crumbs off it a little.]
thestormishere: (and what was that?)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-07-31 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
[ Lightning blinks as she looks up at the question, then... down at the plate. ]

Ah. Sure.

[ Although, hey. Isn't this the girl she keeps chasing off her lawn during experiments? Whoops, she probably hasn't actually explained herself for her weirdness that last time yet. 8|;; ]
i_am_not_cute: (i guess i'm smiling idk idk)

[personal profile] i_am_not_cute 2012-08-17 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
[Yeeeeeaaah you should probably do that at some point soon, Light. Poor Pao-Lin's halfway convinced that you just don't like her on principle.

Pao-Lin cleans off the plate before setting it down nearby.]


Did you get that watermelon from the store, or did you grow it yourself?
thestormishere: (to start over again)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-08-17 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[ She's a brave girl to not get intimidated and back down from that alone, then. Lightning's just not always the best at first impressions that don't end in intimidation...

-- But haha, ahaha, the idea that this one is capable of growing something edible... that's rich. The apparent absurdity clearly shows on her face for a moment, even if her reply remains simple. ]


The store.
i_am_not_cute: ((dragon kid) silly me)

[personal profile] i_am_not_cute 2012-08-26 10:21 pm (UTC)(link)
[Pao-Lin does catch a glimpse of Lightning's incredulity at the question, but she thinks that it's because Lightning thought she'd just asked a stupid question. She simpers.]

I see...I guess that was kind of a stupid question, huh? I know someone who has a vegetable garden, and there's that farm up north, but...most of our food comes from whatever shows up in the store...

[Awkward. Awkward, awkward, awkward.]
thestormishere: (only wanting the best)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-08-28 02:00 am (UTC)(link)
You wouldn't want to eat anything I grew, trust me.

[ If... Pao-Lin's being particularly awkward, it's just rolling right off of Lightning. It's true- she's almost depressingly used to acting normal (for her) while other people are stumbling around (literally or mentally, because of her or otherwise). ]
i_am_not_cute: (don't taze me bro)

[personal profile] i_am_not_cute 2012-09-04 04:56 am (UTC)(link)
Ah...I'm sure you're not that bad. [Pao-Lin hunches her shoulders a bit and simpers.] I mean, I always forgot to water the potted vegetables back home, so the plants would always end up dying or the vegetables would turn out really small...
thestormishere: (above the broken dreams)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-09-08 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Eehhhh... Lightning just shakes her head slightly. No, she's not going to waste energy arguing in the hopes of convincing someone else of a negative trait of hers. Perhaps her self esteem isn't always the best it could be at times, but that's sort of a step too far. ]

You didn't notice anything edible the last few times you were messing around in my yard, did you?

[ ... She will go ahead and throw that out, though. Yes girl, she does remember you. 8|;;; ]
i_am_not_cute: ((manga) i want my innocence back)

[personal profile] i_am_not_cute 2012-09-13 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
[Pao-Lin ducks her head a little more.]

...um...to be honest...I don't really remember. I kinda went into a lot of people's yards at that time, so... [Not to mention she was too busy being freaked out both by the experiment and by Lightning yelling at her to remember other details at this point in time.]
thestormishere: (this is the only way)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-09-15 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[ And Lightning turns to look straight at her, expression unreadable. After a moment, however- ]

Experiments really have a way of messing with people.
i_am_not_cute: ((manga) i'm not really into that)

[personal profile] i_am_not_cute 2012-09-17 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
...yeah.

[After a moment's pause:]

Still...sorry for messing up your yard and stuff.

[She thinks she must've apologized for this before, but again -- memories are kinda hazy.]
thestormishere: (the hero will drown)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-09-19 04:01 am (UTC)(link)
Don't worry about it.

[ Uh... especially since that one time Lightning chased her away that didn't involve Pao-Lin actually screwing around with stuff, she was convinced the (far too young for him anyway) girl was obviously there in trying to steal Zack.

So yeah. ]
thestormishere: (above the broken dreams)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-07-22 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)
And everywhere else.

[ A touch testy, but the hot is mostly to blame for that- as evidenced by the way that seems to remind her to brush hair from her face with the back of a hand before settling it on the rind again. She pulls the knife from the melon, tilting it back and forth a moment as she briefly glances at the other village residents who have taken to bar-inhabiting at the moment. ]

Hope you're not running low on ice.
thestormishere: (a certain promise)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-07-22 08:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Too bad they're not paying.

[ Said quietly, as she... tries not to think of a particular cafe and what the gil credit from selling all those drinks to thirsty beach-goers funded. She takes a second to consider his question, while she goes back to finishing the first cut down through the watermelon and then allows it to fall into halves. Fortunately, it looks like she picked this one well.

Finally, she smirks slightly. ]


Sounds like as good an idea as any.
thestormishere: (made a mistake)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-07-23 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Could be worse.

[ Like, say, the blood from a dead animal? This is one girl who wouldn't be surprised by now to hear an incident like that has already happened.

She's deft as she keeps cutting, and then she has a couple of one-eighth slices- one of which she starts in separating the tasty part from the inedible. :F ]
thestormishere: (until you learn)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-07-27 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
[ Well that's good. Knife or no, Lightning probably would have been embarrassed anyway if he'd been more upset about her mess in development here. Next time she'll have to remember to bring a towel to set it on or something.

She finishes the one slice a few moments before he's probably able to make it back, and simply pushes it with the chunks ready to be picked up closer to him after claiming one for own, then starting on another. Come to think of it, she should have brought some sort of container to put the extra in too, but ah well. ]


How's your... 'help wanted' search going?
thestormishere: (so far so stupid)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-07-28 06:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Hopefully people who are willing to learn how to actually work and not just get drunk all day.

[ And no pretty girls, right? Right, Zack? ]
thestormishere: (and what was that?)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-07-31 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
[ They won't be when Lightning gets done with them. Oh damn does she need to start marking her territory? Hope you like 'property of' tattoos on your FACE, bro.

She makes kind of a hneh sound at that, smirking but not quite making it a laugh as she half-shrugs one shoulder. ]


Can be hard to tell.
thestormishere: (only wanting the best)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-08-06 11:20 am (UTC)(link)
[ No way dude, dese tits = a force of nature. There's just no tamin' them. ]

And the time to teach them. [ A pause while she starts carving off the fruit from another slice, before she thinks of something else- ] And, the hope that everyone will be patient if their drinks taste funny for a while.

[ Do they make STUDENT BARTENDER decals to paste on people? Because they should. ]
thestormishere: (the one to blame)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-08-07 07:21 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Heyyy, a drink. C: She gives a brief smile in thanks, but... ]

Maybe we should learn to time travel.

[ ...it starts to fade yet again as the hidden weight behind that apparently flippant little comment starts to sink in properly for her too. With the three latest additions to Luceti from her world, with their talk of twisted timelines and missing older sisters who'd definitely promised never to leave those she cared about behind...... ]
thestormishere: (this is not the time)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-08-10 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Her cutting is paused abruptly at that, as she affects a small, troubled frown- because that is just the thing to say to the woman whose beloved little sister apparently is a time-traveler, right? ]

... Probably.

[ Safe to say she doesn't watch many movies anyway. Boy is she worried already, though. ]
thestormishere: (this is the only way)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-08-12 11:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Just a little.

[ She raises an eyebrow as she finally pulls the slush he made for her over for a sip, as if she's trying to wash down the bitter taste in her mouth.

... Something that's pretty common for her, especially these days. It's a wonder she isn't really into sugar much, huh? ]
thestormishere: (all that we've become)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-08-17 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[ At least that is decent... though it'd be even better with gunblades, you know. ]

-- Yeah.

[ Caught off-guard for a moment, she blinks before her stoic demeanor slides back into place properly... though it's another beat or two before she processes the actual goofiness of the question. Is he teasing her?

NGL it's hard for her to tell sometimes. :|a ]
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[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-08-22 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
Confiscate?

[ An eyebrow raise goes here. Does he really want to take his chances pretending he can take the fruit without her permission? ]
thestormishere: (and what was that?)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-08-24 08:51 am (UTC)(link)
[ Just sitting here semi-patiently, expectantly waiting for this polite request to be presented! Will there be balloons? A musical number, perhaps...? ]
thestormishere: (a certain promise)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-08-25 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[ -- Pfff. 'My love?' Both her brows shoot up at that... but she is surprised into being a little amused despite herself, and thoroughly rolls her eyes before pushing more of her finished chunks towards him.

SHE MAY HAVE A MILD WEAKNESS FOR THE PUPPY EYES, IT'S TRUE.... ]
thestormishere: (to start over again)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-08-29 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[ She still sort of gives him a flat look, but lets it go eventually, lacing her fingers together with elbows on the counter. Srs attitude or no... she does like pleasing him, even if it's over something as silly as this. ]

I guess it would be hard to cut watermelon with your idea of a 'knife.'
thestormishere: (but it saved me)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-08-31 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Look at it too long and it'll rust. I get the point.

[ She closes her eyes with a smile, preempting having to see any looks of indignation her teasing (gasp!) comments might cause. Him and that sword, man. ]
thestormishere: (until you learn)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-09-05 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
You so sure about that?

[ Dryly, but with still-raised eyebrows. She sips at her drink casually. ]
thestormishere: my hands are claws (until the pay off)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-09-08 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Hand in chin goes here, complete with flat look. ]

Your swords are sentient now?

[ If she remembers correctly and he's talking about his newer weapon, and not... like... a name he went and decided to assign to his little Zack downstairs. ]
thestormishere: (this is the only way)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-09-11 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
You might make me jealous.

[ She says in the most serious of tones. With this serious look on her face.

How in the world does she pull it off? ... Why is this a question? ]
thestormishere: (don't turn away)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-09-13 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
[ WHAT EVEN, ZACK?

... You have, like... approximately three seconds before she can no longer make any promises about maintaining the not-on-fire status of this bar and everything inside of it. ]
thestormishere: (so far so stupid)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-09-17 01:33 am (UTC)(link)
[ She'll have to spend a few seconds considering, so there's that at least- a slight delay of what is potentially the inevitable. Her eyes are narrowed as she peers at him, trying to decide if a declaration of love is acceptable as a means to soothe her annoyance when it was... obviously at least partially motivated by attempted damage control.

Anything else he'd like to add? ]
thestormishere: (only wanting the best)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-09-19 03:46 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Yep, you're really reaching now, boy.

But watching him flounder isn't so much in her interests, really, and storming off at this point is too drastic even for her. After another moment or so, finally she lifts her gaze up off of him in a thorough show of rolling her eyes; at last the tension dissipates at least a little bit. ]


Not sure it's original enough to warrant that.
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[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-09-20 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
[ Zack plz. She was almost willing to let this thing drop! Now he's got her raising her eyebrows and waiting expectantly again-- though this time with an expression that's quite clearly colored with the unsure-ness present in her over whether she actually wants to hear what he might BS up on such short notice. ]
thestormishere: (to start over again)

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-09-22 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[ ... Points for effort but ultimately left hanging. D-minus. Sorry, Zack.

Lightning sighs, leaning back when it becomes apparent he either doesn't have it in him to see it through or... has finally come to his senses over how fruitless the effort really is.

And yeah, she'll just let him continue to suffer for a few moments longer as she regards him without comment, sipping again idly at the unnamed slush. Just because. ]


... Maybe you should just stick to watching your tongue.
thestormishere: (only wanting the best)

re: first tag- s'probably the other way around. jsyk.

[personal profile] thestormishere 2012-09-24 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
[ He's worse than her actual dog sometimes. 8| Elbow on the counter, she reaches out to fluff through his hair while he's down before catching the tip of one of the spikes between her fingers.

Affectionate punishment...? Regardless, no comment. ]
rocketpunch: (Default)

[voice]

[personal profile] rocketpunch 2012-07-22 07:19 am (UTC)(link)
Man, that's rough. I don't even know the guy, but it feels like you're announcing a departure whenever you pop up on this thing.

[Buuut it's been a while since she's said hi. She doesn't want to dwell on bad news, either.] Um, how about fruit sandwiches? I had a friend who really liked those.
rocketpunch: (clumsy)

[voice]

[personal profile] rocketpunch 2012-07-27 05:23 pm (UTC)(link)
[Same here. She doesn't want to think about ever making a post like that herself, too.]

Oh, it definitely matters. They can't be too hard or too wet, right? So things like tangerines, strawberries, kiwis...fruit like those work the best.
rocketpunch: (You know I'm gonna win in the end.)

[voice]

[personal profile] rocketpunch 2012-07-30 06:49 am (UTC)(link)
I thiiink it's just bread and fruit. It can't be that hard, right? Easy and delicious, though.
rocketpunch: (hey yeah)

Re: [voice]

[personal profile] rocketpunch 2012-08-01 07:31 am (UTC)(link)
Nah, not at all. All sandwiches are kinda boring when you really think about it. I would just be worried about you if you had to look up a recipe for a sandwich. They're, uh, pretty simple.
handmotions: (pic#4121756)

voice

[personal profile] handmotions 2012-07-22 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[Zack, remember that guy Lightning warned you about? This is him. Yep.

Noel seemed excited about wanting to help out with the bar. He's no expert on drinking, but hey. There's nothing wrong with wanting to help someone in need. ]


Can't say I've been to Good Spirits before.

What's it like?
handmotions: (FACE PALM!!)

voice

[personal profile] handmotions 2012-07-23 08:56 am (UTC)(link)
You wouldn't mind my company? If not then I'll head on down. I'm interested in seeing it myself.
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handmotions: (WHAT IS THIS CAT YOU SPEAK OF)

voice > Action

[personal profile] handmotions 2012-07-25 08:00 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll do that.

[It's along story and he can tell you all the details later, Zack. In any case he'll be heading down to Good Spirits. Knocking on the door with a big grin on his face. He sure is excited.]
handmotions: (pic#4121756)

Action

[personal profile] handmotions 2012-07-26 06:31 am (UTC)(link)
Didn't want to interrupt anything...important?

[That sounds a little awkward, but Noel accepts Zack's hospitality.]

Okay.
handmotions: (pic#3689959)

Action latest tag ever aldkfmhlkm

[personal profile] handmotions 2012-08-12 12:44 pm (UTC)(link)
You sound busy.

[Noel takes Zack's hand and shakes it in a friendly manner.]

It's a pleasure. I'm Noel Kreiss. I don't know too much about bars, you'll have to show me the ropes.
handmotions: all icons by <user name="bikanel"> (pic#2685371)

Action yay \o/

[personal profile] handmotions 2012-08-17 05:37 am (UTC)(link)
[That's a good sign. Lightning was just hard on him because of his whole deal with Serah.]

Actually, I've never been to a restaurant before until recently.

[For a moment he seemed like he was at a loss for words.]

Back home we didn't have this. Guess I still have a lot to learn. [Life on Gran Pulse was hard.]
handmotions: (pic#3689959)

Action

[personal profile] handmotions 2012-08-20 06:26 am (UTC)(link)
That's something to be grateful for at least. [This is probably the first time Zack's home has been brought up. He's a little curious.]

If you don't mind me asking this. What kind of place was your home like?

handmotions: (pic#4121753)

Action

[personal profile] handmotions 2012-08-21 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
People getting hurt, huh. That's not a good thing.

A single company's capable of accomplishing that much damage? You sure there aren't more? They sound like people you don't want to mess with.
handmotions: (pic#3689935)

Action

[personal profile] handmotions 2012-08-27 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Shinra? That must be something unique to your world.

Right. Only an idiot try and mess with them without any sort of plan.
uccellodifuoco: And I am so fucked up (006 - Nothing but no trust)

[Voice]

[personal profile] uccellodifuoco 2012-07-23 12:05 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ikki is familiar with the bar, he drops by fairly often. In fact during a long month he basically spent all his time there, getting drunk from when they opened to when they closed... Or to when Smoker came in to drag him back home, whatever happened first. Honestly he has never really cared about the bar besides that it was there and people were serving drinks, but today he must have a fever or something because when he hears this he actually wonders about if he should offer to help.]

Do you require experience at the other side of the bar counter or does experience as a customer work?
uccellodifuoco: Can't take this anymore." This heart breaks (003 - I feel like "Fuck man)

[Voice]

[personal profile] uccellodifuoco 2012-07-26 11:50 am (UTC)(link)
So there's a difference between those two jobs?

[For him it's all the same, that's how much attention he pays.]

Whatever, you said you were looking for servers. I think I could do that at least.
moremoremore: (greetings)

[Voice]

[personal profile] moremoremore 2012-07-23 05:57 pm (UTC)(link)
What's the point of a staff if there's no money? We're all grown creatures here. We can grab our booze ourselves.
moremoremore: (smug)

[Voice]

[personal profile] moremoremore 2012-07-26 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
I dunno, man, I doubt that. It's pouring a drink. There's no art to alcohol. Just the fun that comes from drinking it.
Edited 2012-07-26 03:38 (UTC)
moremoremore: (puzzled)

[Voice]

[personal profile] moremoremore 2012-07-26 03:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[Man he's really fired up about this.]

How would that even work?
moremoremore: (pic#3284674)

[Voice]

[personal profile] moremoremore 2012-07-28 03:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I can do that. I have nowhere else to be for the rest of my life, anyway.
moremoremore: (sinister)

[Voice]

[personal profile] moremoremore 2012-08-04 06:33 am (UTC)(link)
Heh, we'll see when I stop by. I'm fully prepared to be bored out of my mind. You can try mixing some poison in to see if that'll keep me awake.
noexit: (☩ minutes change like seasons)

[voice]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-07-24 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry to hear that. [She didn't know Guy, but she knows at least to be tactful.]

If you're looking for extra help, I've been looking for something to keep busy with. I know my way around a bar well enough. [From the other side of the bar counter, but that's a negligible detail, honestly.]
noexit: (☩ all the pretty faces)

[voice]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-07-26 05:03 am (UTC)(link)
I might know a thing or two.
noexit: (☩ with brand new components)

[voice]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-07-26 03:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Misato, at your service!
noexit: (☩ white paint plastic saint)

[voice]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-07-30 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
Mind if I drop by in a little bit? I'm not doing anything important right now.
noexit: (☩ she had a lighter)

[voice > action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-02 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
I'll be there soon, okay?

[She just has to switch out her shorts and tank top for a short, summery dress, to look presentable and all, before heading over. She glances over the bar, seeking him out.]
noexit: (☩ when you were young)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-03 04:42 am (UTC)(link)
You got that right! [She strides over to him and wonders if she should take a seat at the bar. Ultimately, she decides she'll stay standing to make an impression.]
noexit: (☩ all the pretty faces)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-04 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Very nice. [She's looking around, but she's already visited the bar quite a few times since she arrived two months ago and she's acquainted.] Simple, but that's the way to go.
noexit: (☩ you don't even play piano)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-06 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
[Nods in agreement.] The payment is being saved from boredom, wouldn't you say?
noexit: (☩ she was much brighter)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-07 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
That's what I'm hoping.

It should be a lot more relaxing than my job back home.
noexit: (☩ our pretty city of stars)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-08 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[Secret-ish government things... Um.] You're not familiar with an organization called NERV, are you?
noexit: (☩ dismembered constellations)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-09 07:06 pm (UTC)(link)
That's probably a good thing.

I'm the director of operations there.
noexit: (☩ build my towers high)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-10 05:59 pm (UTC)(link)
We're the last line of defense to protect humankind.
noexit: (☩ throw you out into space)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-11 06:18 am (UTC)(link)
These huge bastards called Angels. Before you even ask, they're nothing like the way everyone imagines them with white feathery wings and halos.
noexit: (☩ somebody told me)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-12 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
It might make our jobs a lot easier.
noexit: (☩ fickle little bitch romance)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-14 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I wasn't kidding when I said they're huge. They're more like aliens than angels...and they're very advanced, in intellect and physical ability.
noexit: (☩ cast your face in lead)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-16 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
We have to be. State-of-the-art facilities, the most advanced weaponry science has to offer - the works.
noexit: (☩ our pretty city of stars)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-17 04:57 am (UTC)(link)
In a way... [Back to smiles, but it's a little tired.] It's hard not to feel a little useless, though.
noexit: (☩ all the pretty faces)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-18 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
[She nods, understanding. She won't pry for details.]

I still want it. When can I start?
noexit: (☩ dismembered constellations)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-21 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
I have an idea, yeah. That all sounds great - having a little flexibility is a bonus.
noexit: (☩ toward a horizontal flight)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-22 04:33 pm (UTC)(link)
You can't really afford not to be flexible here.
noexit: (☩ she had a lighter)

[action]

[personal profile] noexit 2012-08-24 05:20 am (UTC)(link)
I'm good for any time this week. How about Monday? [Make it nice and normal and cliched.]
risingwinds: (scritch scritch scritch)

voice

[personal profile] risingwinds 2012-07-28 07:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd offer to help, but I might be a little too young for it. 'Course, I don't know what kinda standards you guy set for your workers.

As for finger foods... what about stuff like fish sticks? Or maybe takoyaki. My friend Minako introduced me to it, and it's really good.
risingwinds: (how did I even get in this trap?)

voice

[personal profile] risingwinds 2012-07-30 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
It's this ball-shaped snack made outta octopus! I dunno how they make it exactly, but I think it's fried and then covered with a light sauce.
risingwinds: (tee hee)

voice

[personal profile] risingwinds 2012-07-31 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
[...Hold on a sec, Zack. Ven can't help but laugh at the reaction.]

Yup! It's way better than it sounds.
risingwinds: (we just gotta believe!)

voice

[personal profile] risingwinds 2012-08-02 08:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey, if nothing else, you'll be able to walk up to friends and be like, "Hey, I ate an octopus!"

It's a good conversation starter.
risingwinds: (so... about that mask)

voice

[personal profile] risingwinds 2012-08-04 03:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Well... it'd be interesting to see their reactions?
risingwinds: (Neener neener neeeener)

voice

[personal profile] risingwinds 2012-08-08 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Yup! Just like it.

[Oh, Zack's expression was beautiful. Truly a sight to behold.]

But I think it really depends on who you talk to.

[Since, well, takoyaki is totally standard in some cultures.]