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Post by Nikolai Laska on Jan 4, 2018 20:18:18 GMT -8
Gettin' a bit protective there?"...Ihh.." was Nik's only response, and they didn't even register that Mia had been expecting more. They caught the hat as Jazz tossed it, leaning and reaching out to do so but managing to snag it out of the air. Less pleasant thoughts brushed aside for now, they stuffed it on over their head and grinned at Mia. The bell slowly fell down in front of their face, bending the felt, and Nik flicked it to pop back around to the back instead.
...Ugh that wine 'chink' thing was so chees-- brushed aside for now they said. Seriously Nik don't freak out over every vaguely cute thing, they were also friends and she was the only one Orion knew well enough to invite, c'mon.
Oh hey Jazz. Eheh. "Nah I was gonna take pics when I'm done. Those'll last longer~ So no guilt eating."
"Not giving a shit is the most liberating thing in the world, to a point of convincing yourself that you don't give a shit because you passionately, passionately give a shit."
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Jan 4, 2018 20:33:39 GMT -8
Orion’s lips quirked a little as the drink was handed back to him only to clink lightly there. He took a small sip and gave a small chuckle. “Been a bit too easy to splurge,” he mumbled into his drink. At her commentary, he snickered softly and set his cup down briefly on the counter to keep from spilling it. “Hardly required buuuuuut maybe a bit of house humor went into it,” he answered with a bit too much pride in that fact. There was a pause before he grinned a bit weaker. “You’re looking nice though~” He’d… almost said something else, and it might have read in his face, but who was looking at his face aside from her anyways?
Yellow eyes flickered up at Jazz’s words, and he shrugged his shoulders briefly. “Can make coffee if you want, kiddo,” he answered thumbing over to an overly used coffee maker that had probably seen better days. Jazz could make it for himself, and then Orion could steal some later. He was feeling pretty good and pretty awake so, no need for it now.
Post by Mia Kearney on Jan 5, 2018 11:54:30 GMT -8
Oof. That was...not a promising response. Was there actually something going on with Marceline and Orion or...was Nik really just that protective? Did he get like this when she flirted with a girl? She'd need to keep an eye out for that in the future. Sipping her beer, eyes flicked back over to Jazz, then the hat on Nik's head, heh, least he was smiling again. Still, as for Jazz "Oi you're damn right it's cool. You all get ugly sweaters but mine is fabulous!~" She tugged at the bottom with both hands and proudly displayed the christmas fighting types, and, notably, the chesnaught was white and blue. "Momma Kearney made this herself, so disrespect it at your own risk.~"
Marceline let out a light giggle at the sweater talk, looking back onto the kitchen counter, making sure it was clear behind her before hoisting herself up to sit on it, feeling just faintly better around the tallies now that she was sitting a little higher than them. "Why thank you dear, but honestly, had I known I would have brought something along. Always a delight to join in on the innocent fun.~"
Post by Jazz Johnson on Jan 5, 2018 13:41:56 GMT -8
Nik's answer earned a grin from Jazz as he explained he was going to take a picture after. Well, that was good. He wouldn't have to worry about it then. "Sweet~, they're looking really noice." And with that he'd proceed to steal a cookie that hadn't been decorated yet, grinning a bit as he bit into it. Was he sorry? Nope, especially since Orion's baking was always the best.
Sighing when Orion said that he could make some, Jazz quickly filled the pot and got the coffee maker ready before pressing the button. It meant he had to wait longer for it but well, at least it would be fresh? "Anyone else want some?" Jazz asked, motioning to the still brewing coffee maker. If anyone else did he would just get some more cups down but for now he just grabbed the one.
Mia's comment on his shirt had Jazz snickering a bit when she bragged about hers. "Noice, 's awesome~." Huh, so Mia's mom knit too? That was cool, and something else that they had in common. Both grandma and mom knit, sewed, and Arceus knows what else. Marceline's comment earned a grin and a shrug, "Guess ya could send a teleporter back to yer house if ya really wanted to but 's cool either way. Jis a fun coincidence 's all. Can't say 't wuz planned 'r anything."
Oh look, the coffee was finished brewing. Thank Arceus. At least now he could maybe wake up a bit. Finishing off his beer, Jazz tossed the bottle in the recycle before pouring the coffee in his mug. If asked, he would fill up cups for others but for now he put the coffee pot away and sipped the still hot coffee. Mmmm, that was more like it.
Post by Nikolai Laska on Jan 5, 2018 16:01:01 GMT -8
Ajiajiaowjwfio-!! Nik flail-swatted at Jazz as he stole a cookie, only to hit open air but still. "Shoo, shoo!" they scolded. "That's one less for your later dorkus."
At Mia's commentary, they grinned back at her though. "Pff, I could never disrespect Chezzers' cute face." Though now they were tempted to go change into their Mienshao sweater, but nah, nah ugly Christmas tradition could prevail.
Nik sort of sat and listened to Jazz and Marcie afterward. It was pretty great that most of them had kind of come to the same idea. Sure Nik probably said something to Orion, and Jazz may or may not have just seen the others and decided to join, but he did have one already on-hand to be able to do so quickly. Might Dashie have the same idea? Hehe. Nik could imagine her in a pretty blue one covered in snow patterns.
Ooh, was that her maybe~? Ah, Orion and Jazz were further in the kitchen and Nik guessed they could ask Toby to get the door but eh, they were basically done with this-- there. Now they were done with this cookie. "Brb," they pronounced aloud.
But as they opened the door, they were greeted by neither Dasha nor another sweater, but by Sera in a sexy santa dress and high white-fluff-rimmed red boots, a bag slung over her shoulder. "MERRY CHRISTMAS~!" she chimed as she pretty well danced in.
"...Aren't you cold?" Nik asked.
:DDD "FREEZING~!" She giggled brightly regardless.
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Jan 5, 2018 17:32:46 GMT -8
Orion would indeed want a cup of coffee later and voiced this very briefly as Jazz pipped up. Thereafter, however, his attention flickered back to Marceline. He— might have said something to Jazz’s effect but the latter beat him to it. Instead, a small shrug was given instead. It was fine either way, yeah?
As the doorbell rang, however, his gaze did flicker up and— oh, Nik was getting it. Alrighty. Shifting a little, he set his glass down and grabbed up a spatula to start pulling the semi-cooled cookies off the sheet and setting them on a cookie rack near Marcie. Sera’s peppy voice had him glancing back and briefly recognizing her before raising a hand and giving a wave.
Looking back to Marcie, he gave a little bit of context. “Nik’s bestie—“ Which he realized in context might have been weird considering Luke wasn’t there. “Mine happens to be holed up in the lab at the moment.” Yellow eyes rolled, and he shrugged gently. Luke wasn’t one for biggish parties like this and would be much happier by himself, and even if he did pressure him into coming, Orion couldn’t ensure he’d be happy so… whatever heh.
Post by Mia Kearney on Jan 5, 2018 18:06:05 GMT -8
"I suppose I could...though it might be hard to find one that's ugly persay..." She may have had one in her box of old clothes? Old keepsakes she had sentimental value in even if she didn't wear them any more. On the other hand, she did like her current sweater even if it had no theme...she'd give a light shrug and a smile, simply offering an "I'll think about it.~ Might take it out of my gardevoir to take two trips cross cities, but it should be doable if i decide to go with it.~"
Both marcie and Mia would kindly refused the coffee displaying their own drinks, Mia smirking briefly at Nik. "Course ya can't.~ Think Ma captured his adorable-ness quite well don't you?" She tugged at the front, flatting out the part with Chezzers face and showing how he was chewing on the side of a candy cane. As the doorbell went her own eyes turned away, about to ask Toby to get it before Nik beat her to it and already was moving for the door...though Toby would quickly wish he had gotten it as the Machamp nearly spit up his sip of beet, and Mia herself was left cupping her mouth and darting for the sink to spit up a swallow she nearly choked on.
Marcie was left just...faintly alarmed? Yeah that sounded right. Mia was choking, the Machamp was leaning forward, Sera looked like she was freezing her ass off...really? She had heard...so much about this girl, and from Orion's words it confirmed it was who she thought it was and...REALLY!? This was who Niso fell in love with? The bubbly little teen who decided it would be a good idea to wear barely anything in freezing cold-nope. Wait. Yup. Sounded like something Niso would do for the hell of it. Why was she questioning this?
Because its sexy. Okay thats why.
Mia pushed up from the sink, pointing up at Marcie with a wide grin and definitely loud enough for Sera to hear. "Okay you teleport home and either come back in an ugly sweater or THAT! Either way I doubt anyone's complaining!" She snickered to herself as Marcie dismissed her with a roll of the eyes, making sure she could breath again before putting her bear down and heading over to Sera, giving her a big one armed hug. It was more meant to warm her up than anything. "Merry Christmas to you too..." She backed up a little, rubbing Sera's arm in a loose attempt to warm her up. "Geeze, you got a death wish walking around like that? I mean at least wear a trench coat and surprise us rather than freeze your ass off!~"
"Don't worry I know who she is..." She gave a very subtle wink only for Orion to see, sipping her whine and giving a light hum sound as she lowered the glass. "Luke's working though? Poor dear...good thing I didn't turn off the facilities power over christmas. He could still work the equipment but the heaters run off a seperate system...poor boy would have been freezing..."
(if Sera tried to move anywhere, like to the kitchen or even just the tree to put things down, Toby would stand up and sweep her off her feat Alolan style to carry her there, at which point Mia would wait till he put her back down before returning him, and apologizing. "Sorry, apparently a beer didn't quench his thirst.")
Post by Jazz Johnson on Jan 5, 2018 22:59:42 GMT -8
Now that he had his coffee, Jazz was enjoying just sitting back and listening to the other conversations. The coffee was helping some, but not a whole lot. Heh, too bad he hadn't thought to buy one of those energy drinks beforehand. Marceline was talking about possibly going back but ehh, it didn't really matter either way. He was thinking about stealing another cookie just to see Nik react again when the doorbell rang.
From where he was, Jazz didn't see the bubbly pinkette initially, at least not until she danced in. What, no of course he wasn't staring. Why would anyone think that? Arceus, she's hot. Who was she anyway? Orion's answer vaguely gave him the answer but... he still couldn't place the name. Dammit, why hasn't anyone said her name? That would have made this so much easier. Umm, right. If the girl was freezing maybe some coffee would help err or maybe he should ask. Maybe if he could stop staring at the hot girl for more than five seconds at a time.
Well, maybe he should take the initiative here and try to talk to her first? Shaking his head a bit, Jazz stepped forward. Ffff, this was so awkward why. "Merry Christmas~. Nice to meetya, 'm Jazz," Well, since nobody else was going to help him out. Was it obvious he was fishing for a name? Dammit, stop staring.
Post by Serafeyna Carroll on Jan 5, 2018 23:51:03 GMT -8
Sera giggled a bit more and hugged Mia back before realizing something felt off. ..Right, she-- right. This was the first time Sera had seen her in person since the incident, huh. Well, she seemed in high spirits, so that was enough for Sera. "Don't worry, I'll be all right now that I'm inside. It's great to see you~"
Before she could go anywhere that might have prompted Toby to action, Jazz approached. "Ooh~ Orion's cousin, yeah~? Nikki's mentioned you a bit." She wrapped her bag around her wrist a bit with a slight twirl of her arm, making it easier to hold while freeing her hand for use just a bit, and afterward grabbed the hems of her skirt with both hands to give him a curtsy. "I'm Sera. A pleasure to meet you~" On that emphasized 'you', she flashed him a little grin and a wink.
Nik's eyes moved between them a moment. ... Hrm. They would be focusing on Mia a good bit this evening, more than likely, and imagined the same might be true for Marcie and Orion. Of course Nik planned to make active efforts to talk with Marcie, or at least hang near her to watch her (not.. in the suspicious way (okay maybe that too) but in the trying to get more familiar with her way). And they hoped everyone would socialize to some degree. Buuut, they knew people had a tendency to stick with what was familiar, and they knew Jazz could be really awkward and hesitant to put himself out too much with new people, and they knew Sera had a talent for breaking down those sorts of walls from very personal experience. Dasha may not even show up --though of course they'd make efforts to accommodate her if she did-- but if she didn't, and there were already two vaguely 'paired off' groups among the six of them, well.......
"Jazz just made fresh coffee if you want some to warm you up. I bet he'd be happy to make you a cup, though you should probably go with him to tell him what you want in it." Hint hint nudge push.
Red eyes slid up to Nik's face and a brow was briefly cocked in question. Was--- ssshe, right, Orion said that. Was she pushing Sera to chat with Jazz here? Sera was pretty sure she was, but wouldn't complain. She'd met everyone but him and-- that must be Marcie? ah yeah she looked like Niso said, which brought up the excellent point that Sera knew more about Marcie than Jazz even if secondhand. So she'd love to get to know him~ "A lot of vanilla creamer, if you have it~" She moved up a little closer than necessary to him as she started moving that way.
Post by Orion Alim-Verdi on Jan 7, 2018 16:26:31 GMT -8
A couple fingers went up to cover Orion’s lips as he fought back the nasty snerky smile that contorted his features both at Marceline’s response and Mia’s words after that. Don’t laugh. Don’t laugh. Don’t laugh. Yellow eyes flickered back to Marceline, and it was pretty evident Orion was still faintly amused— for a second anyways. The thought of Luke freezing in a lab by himself sobered him up pretty quickly, but Marcie had said she hadn’t done that so… yeah heh.
Oh huh. This was the first time Jazz was meeting Sera yeah? What do you mean he just tuned into the rest of the conversation again and just now realized this in total too, heh. Nice, nice. Adjusting his glasses, he had to… vaguely wonder if he’d seen that or not. Eh, whatever. It was Friendsmas and nothing mattered anyways except everything mattered always. Speaking of which— “Maybe we should get some Christmas music going~” he smiled pretty lightly. He, cough, might have already had a playlist ready and just forgotten it amongst the craze that was getting ready. Now where was that stereo remote again? Ah, on the low table in front of the couch. Bending down to fish it up, he turned and flicked it on. “Requests~?” His gaze had fallen back to Marcie by default but it was a question for anyone who happened to hear it, probably.
Mia couldn't help but give a light chuckle at how quickly Sera seemed to try and get nice and Cozy with Jazz, she'd make some sort of joke but...aaah she used to be the same, even if her targets were literally 50% less of the population...or more, probably. If she was honest with herself she never woulda went out with Fem Nik either until they'd gotten to know eachother so deeply...heck maybe the mere fact he'd been a guy kept her attention long enough for them to actually get together without Mia seeing them as someone to or to not get in the pants of. Regardless, Sera was a bit loose but damn so was she and she took pride in it, even in good nature it felt risky to joke about that.
At Orion's own prodding, Marcie took a sip of her whine and hummed in thought for a moment, resting her glass to one side. There was a red flash from the livingroom as Toby was returned after finishing his drink, Mia not wanting him to be oggling Sera all night waiting for her to flick the back of her skirt / coat up or anything. Marcie herself drummed her fingers as she thought..."I don't actually know too many...oh. But. I've always liked the tune of..." Damn what was the key lyric, she began humming the tune on the tip of her tongue, and as Mia slipped into the kitchen, she chimed in pretty quickly.
"Jingle bell Jingle bell Jingle bell rock!~"
Marcie giggled and nodded. "That would be the one.~"
They'd each wait for Orion to play the music and catch up to the first lyric, Marcie sliding off the kitchen counter back to her feet, (her writer realizing her clothes had never / barely been described and putting her in a cozy pink sweater, a pink bow in the back of her hair, and looking black pants made of a cozy material). She lightly bumped her hip into Orion's, smiling wide and trying to enjoy herself,singing along a bit more fluently but equally as enthusiastic as Mia. "Jingle bell swing!~"
Mia slipped by Nik and flicked the bell on the top of his head. "Jingle bells ring!~"
The two girls passed one another and, as the taller of the two, Mia lifted her hand over Marcie, which she light grasped to give a playful twirl beneath, the two giving up on the lyrics as they each gave a light chuckle. Marice supposed this wasn't her usual circle but...maybe she could let her guard down a little.~
Post by Jazz Johnson on Jan 9, 2018 14:59:39 GMT -8
At Sera's first words, Jazz nodded, glancing over at Nik when she said he'd mentioned him. Heh, was that a good thing? Before he could voice this question however, Sera was curtsying and- .... FFFFF STOP STARING DAMMIT. The... the way she said that was just... way too suggestive. Was it meant that way? But, that grin and wink was so cute? And Sera was so... cute? No, more like hot and... sexy. Yes, brain, could you kindly stay out of this.
It wasn't until Nik said something that Jazz snapped out of his daze of sorts. Huh? Ummm, right. That had been his thought initially. It was cold outside after all. O-oh? Why was she-.... His face was entirely way too warm now at how close Sera was. Right, kitchen. Vanilla creamer? Maybe? "Lemme check..." Opening the fridge, Jazz rummaged through it for perhaps longer than necessary. The cold air somehow made it easier to calm down. Or at least stop feeling like his face was on fire.
Oh, duh, the creamer was right in front of his face. That would work. A cup would be retrieved after that just as Orion asked if they had any requests. Mmm, not really. Not that Jazz could voice his thoughts anyway. Grabbing another cup, he would pour a generous amount of creamer in it before adding the coffee and handing it to Sera. This was something he could do at least, though it was certainly cute to see Marceline and Mia sing and even dance together. He might have even started singing quietly under his breath. Not that anyone (aside from Sera) could hear him. This was a pretty nice song, heh.
Post by Serafeyna Carroll on Jan 13, 2018 19:08:14 GMT -8
Sera set her bag down next to the tree as they passed by it, then followed Jazz into the kitchen. She watched as he gathered things, and thought on requests when Orion asked, but Mia and Marcie beat her to one. She chuckled lightly under her breath watching them dance together, some vague part of her brain wondering if Marcie was Mia's type. Ironically, Nik didn't have this thought, at least right now, and was just lightly amused watching her dance.
"Thanks~" Sera told Jazz, taking the coffee and taking a sip. As she heard him start to sing, she chuckled a bit more and gave him a light hip bump and a teasing glance to indicate 'I heard that~'
Post by Dasha Laska on Jan 13, 2018 19:32:22 GMT -8
Orion’s lips quirked a little as he recognized the song— only for Mia to chime in right after. Heh, yep. He had that one for sure, flicking the remote a couple times across the track, he had the music going right after. The light bump had Orion chuckling a little, and while he didn’t sing along he did hum a lot lower to the same tune. Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun Ah yes~ It was lovely~ Now the jingle hop has begun. He may have admitted to swaying a little bit to that tune simply cause the music was playing too, heh.
It would be about a minute into this song that Dasha was …. trying very hard not to feel completely awkward yet again but here she was standing at the door. A slow, weak breath drew in and out of her before she hit the doorbell’s ringer. Hhhhhhh she could always bail at the last minute or stay for only a couple of minutes or something, right? Right.
From inside, Orion would only barely hear the familiar ding-dong over the music and look off to the door. Had he heard that or was it maybe just a fragment of the song. Either way, he’d ease up off his relaxed stance to head back towards the door. And oh hey huh it was Dasha standing there, her entire frame about as rigid as could be. “I….” Yeah, no words were coming out right then.
Post by Mia Kearney on Jan 14, 2018 7:37:13 GMT -8
Marcie and Mia enjoyed just a light bit of back and forth for about 20 seconds of the song before parting with a few giggles, Mia had to admit she looked a bit stuck up at first but she wasn't all that bad. She still wasn't entirely sure why she was at the party to begin with but hey, if she was good company she wasn't gonna complain. Some good music, friendly people, Nik happy enough and Sera giving someone the eye already? Yup, was shaping up to be a good night!
Then Dasha came in...and both Mia and Marcie clearly had an adverse reaction as they noticed, though one was more obvious than the other.
For Mia, she noticed first, spotting the white hair and recognizing it easy enough on Dasha's head. She knew full well Dasha had found her popping out of the cake treat to be very dumb and silly and hella awkward and Mia hadn't ever talked to her since, so she assumed that impression still stood, and as such, put her a little on edge for how she should behave.
Marcie took an extra second herself, looking to Mia's faintly nervous response to whoever the new guest was and looking over...it took her a second, first seeing the family resemblance and assuming this was a friend of Nik's, before the color drained from her face even beneath her light makeup. Shit shit shit she knew that face. She'd held a fucking shard of glass to that face! Shhh. Calm down. You were wearing a mask just...calm deep breaths...
As Marcie turned about, pretending to look for her glass of wine to turn her back to the door, Mia was brave enough to wave over with her good arm and simply say. "Heh...merry christmas Dash."
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