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Dec. 13th, 2011 04:42 pm
busy_fists: (Cake)
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[Phone; drone filter]

Well... looks like we're all going to have to do a little cutting back this Christmas.  But you know, even if there's no power and not as much food, at least we've all still got a good, solid roof over our heads.  If you look at it that way, the town's been a lot kinder to us for Christmas than they were for Thanksgiving.  I'm sure this is nothing we can't weather if everybody pitches in and helps each other out.  Maybe we can set up a food bank or some sort of shelter.  It's times like these when a community really needs to come together, after all.

[Early evening; door to door]

[True to his earlier sentiment, Dad is going to pitch in and do his part to make sure his neighbors are at least able to have something to eat during these rough times.  He's always been a firm believer in preparedness, and thank goodness, because by now he's built up quite a stock of cream pies.  There's probably a few hundred of them safely captchalogued away in his trusty wallet modus, so he figures he can spare a few here and there to feed his hungry neighbors.  Dad will be going around knocking on every door in town on the first day of the event, hoping to share the wealth.]

Knock knock, neighbor!

You did day every door in town.

Date: 2011-12-13 10:03 pm (UTC)
ooeeooahah: (Hm)
From: [personal profile] ooeeooahah
[ The woman who answers the door winces at the sharp bite in the wind, and doesn't hesitate to bring the visitor in. ]

Come in, get out of the cold. I managed to make tea during the latest power hour.

[ Mr Egbert may or may not notice the family portrait in the hall having a familiar face. ]

I did indeed

Date: 2011-12-14 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] busy-fists.livejournal.com
Thanks! It is getting pretty chilly out there.

[Dad avails himself of the warmth, taking off his scarf and coat.]

I came by to bring you some pie. Well, you and the rest of the neighborhood, really.

[He's not carrying any, but he pulls out his wallet and is about to open it when he sees the portrait.]

Hey, that's my son John! So this is where Mayfield put him, then?

Date: 2011-12-14 12:23 am (UTC)
ooeeooahah: (smile)
From: [personal profile] ooeeooahah
[ Ilsa is curious about the wallet, but nods when he mentions John. ]

Yeah, he's a good kid. Where are you in town?

Date: 2011-12-14 09:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] busy-fists.livejournal.com
He is. I'm so proud of him. Anyway, I'm over on Miller Street. 311. The name's Egbert.

[Extending his hand for a friendly shake.]

Date: 2011-12-14 10:18 pm (UTC)
ooeeooahah: (smile)
From: [personal profile] ooeeooahah
[ Ilsa takes his hand in a firm handshake. ]

Good to know - and if this clears up anytime soon, maybe we can have everyone together for dinner. Got to keep celebrating, or they win.

Date: 2011-12-16 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] busy-fists.livejournal.com
Sounds good. I'm pretty handy in the kitchen, so I can bring the cake.

Date: 2011-12-17 02:40 am (UTC)
ooeeooahah: (smile)
From: [personal profile] ooeeooahah
I'll be sure to let you know when, then.

Date: 2011-12-17 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] busy-fists.livejournal.com
So, in the meantime... what kind of pie do you like?

[Wallet's back out.]

Date: 2011-12-17 10:21 pm (UTC)
ooeeooahah: (Hm)
From: [personal profile] ooeeooahah
[ She tilts her head, curious. ]


[ No need to wish for mocha silk... ]
Edited Date: 2011-12-17 10:22 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-12-18 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] busy-fists.livejournal.com
[Dad reaches into his wallet, and out comes a chocolate cream pie.]

There you are.

Date: 2011-12-18 02:52 am (UTC)
ooeeooahah: (Seeing)
From: [personal profile] ooeeooahah
...Thank you...

[ She takes the pie, watching the wallet. Ilsa's eyes seem to glow blue for a moment. ]

... that was... is that a tesseract or a temporal shortcut?

Date: 2011-12-18 11:43 pm (UTC)
ooeeooahah: (smile)
From: [personal profile] ooeeooahah
Something outside my experience, and I couldn't follow that. Amazing things this place has brought together. If it weren't for the madmen at the wheel, it could be enjoyable.

Date: 2011-12-19 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] busy-fists.livejournal.com
Ain't that the truth.

[He takes a few more pies out of his wallet and sets them aside for the rest of the family before folding it back up and putting it away.]

Well, I'd better be going. I've got lots of these to deliver. Can you do me a favor, though?

Date: 2011-12-19 11:52 pm (UTC)
ooeeooahah: (Hm)
From: [personal profile] ooeeooahah
I will if I'm able.

Date: 2011-12-20 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] busy-fists.livejournal.com
That regular whipped cream one there...

[He points.]

Next time you see John, throw it in his face. Make sure he knows it's from me, but I'm pretty sure he'll know without you having to say anything.

Date: 2011-12-20 01:12 am (UTC)
ooeeooahah: (What?)
From: [personal profile] ooeeooahah
Y'all have some special traditions, don't you?

Date: 2011-12-21 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] busy-fists.livejournal.com
John and I are part of a long, proud line of pranksters.

Date: 2011-12-21 01:10 am (UTC)
ooeeooahah: (smile)
From: [personal profile] ooeeooahah
I'll consider myself warned, then.

[ She gestures to the fireplace, where there's a kettle near the fire. ]

Can I get you some tea before you go, to warm up?

Date: 2011-12-21 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] busy-fists.livejournal.com
I think I can spare a few minutes for a cup of tea.

Date: 2011-12-26 11:28 pm (UTC)
ooeeooahah: (smile)
From: [personal profile] ooeeooahah
[ She pours for both of them, and wraps her hand around her mug. ]

While I'd rather families could stay together here, Mayfield has other ideas. Is there anything I should know about John, like allergies and such?

Date: 2011-12-27 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] busy-fists.livejournal.com
That's all right, I'm sure John's doing just fine. And it's not like he can't come over and visit anytime he wants.

[Dad blows on his tea a little before taking a sip.]

He's allergic to peanuts.

Date: 2011-12-27 11:02 pm (UTC)
ooeeooahah: (Hm)
From: [personal profile] ooeeooahah
Ah, just peanuts, or would tree-nuts be included in that?

[ Very serious, but not panicked. ]

Date: 2011-12-28 03:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] busy-fists.livejournal.com
No, just peanuts. Everything else should be fine.

Date: 2011-12-29 12:07 am (UTC)
ooeeooahah: (smile)
From: [personal profile] ooeeooahah
I'll make sure to keep him out of the peanut butter. At least peanuts aren't as prevalent in this time as in mine.

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