October 21

If You’re Somewhere Out There Passed Out on the Floor

The Cosmos:
{Mia looks at Jace} Wonder who had *that*?
The Universe:
{Alexei walks back to his seat. sits down, whispers to Mia} Aiden, Samuel and Roland.
The Universe:
{Jace looks at Alexei, arches a brow, whispers} Aiden and Samuel I can see, but *Ro*?
The Cosmos:
{Mia blinks, whispers} Ro…Seriously?
The Universe:
{Alexei nods, whispers} Gabriel is going back over his bank records. The collections are vastly different. Aiden and Samuel have primarily hand guns. Roland, however, has a slightly more vast array including but not limited to Katanas.
The Universe:
{Alexei whispers} Aiden and Samuel also do not have silencers or padded cases for their weapons.


The Cosmos:
{Mia shakes her head, whispers} So what do you think we’re lookin’ at?
The Universe:
{Alexei shakes his head} I will tell you when Gabriel is done with the bank records.
The Cosmos:
{Mia nods} In the mean time?
The Universe:
{Alexei smiles} In the meantime, we make sure no one is putting contracts out on any of our humans.
The Universe:
{Jace whispers to Alexei} I’m not sure if that’s funny or not.
The Cosmos:
{Mia nods whispering} Enough said.
The Universe:
{Alexei nods, whispers} It is also possible he is simply a collector which is why we wait.
The Cosmos:
{Mia softly} If he’s not?
The Universe:
{Alexei shrugs} What does it matter? We have ex convicts here.
The Cosmos:
{Mia nods} Which was going to be my point. {smiles}
The Universe:
{Alexei smiles at Mia} It will make things rather interesting though, yes?
The Cosmos:
{Mia smiles} Oh totally. It’ll also be interesting to see what he does.
The Universe:
{Alexei nods}
The Cosmos:
{Hayden walks in, carrying two arm loads of supplies}
The Universe:
{The boys look over, Cameron smiles} You need help there?
The Cosmos:
{Hayden smiles} I’m going to dump it in the kitchen but sure.
The Universe:
{Cameron nods, gets up, walks over and takes half the load from her} Followin’ you.
The Cosmos:
{Hayden heads into the kichen} Did I miss anything?
The Universe:
{Cameron goes with Hayden, Christopher grins at everyone else, lowers his voice} So, in other news.. Cameron asked Summer if he could hook up with Hayden.
The Universe:
{after they leave the room}
The Universe:
{Cameron fills Hayden in on what she missed}
The Cosmos:
{Eden looks over at Christopher} *And*?
The Universe:
{Christopher smiles} It’sgonna happen.
The Universe:
{the boys laugh, Samuel shakes his head} And no one in this room is the least bit fuckin’ surprised.
The Cosmos:
{Eden laughs, Mia shakes her head} Not at all.
The Universe:
{Aiden nods to Samuel} No shit.
The Cosmos:
{Shay laughs} Cool.
The Cosmos:
{Eden smiles at Christopher} How long have you been waiting to tell us that?
The Universe:
{Christopher smiles at Eden} Only since last night.
The Universe:
{Ethan nods} Those of us that were in the music room last night already heard.
The Cosmos:
{Eden looks at Ethan} Oh..well then.. {sticks her tongue out at him, playfully}
The Universe:
{Ethan smiles} Yeah, we know. Some of us had better things to do.
The Universe:
{Loch smiles} Yeah. Like kings. {takes a sip of his coffee}
The Cosmos:
{Eden smiles} Hey who am I to refuse the king?
The Universe:
{Loch smiles at Eden} What girl in her right mind would?
The Cosmos:
{Eden shrugs} An insane one.
The Universe:
{Loch just looks at Eden, Ethan smiles} Um..he said “right mind”.
The Cosmos:
{Eden smiles} Yes he did.
The Universe:
{Ethan laughs{ Okay. So..that kind of rules out “insane ones” who *aren’t* in their right minds.
The Universe:
{Loch looks at Bree like “wow”}
The Cosmos:
{Eden looks at Ethan} Too literal for this early and this little sleep. But I’m sure there are a few out there that would.
The Cosmos:
{Bree shrugs and looks at Loch like, “I have no clue”}
The Universe:
{Ethan arches a brow} That.. wasn’t being literal. That was… {Aaron cuts him off} You being retarded.
The Cosmos:
{Eden looks at Aaron} Of course it was.
The Universe:
{Aaron looks at Eden pointedly} No, it actually was. He said “what girl in her right mind”. “Right mind” actually *means* “not crazy”. Ergo, when you said “insane ones” you weren’t actually answering “what kind of girl in her right mind” so much as “what kind of girl” period. So, yes. You actually *were* being retarded. And since I’ve never actually *said* anything about anyone being retarded in the past two weeks..you could *not* give me the “of course it was” like I’ve been saying it about everyone every day.

The Cosmos:
{Eden smiles} But I got you to talk.
The Universe:
{Aaron nods} Yes. Because I’m absolutely certain that was your goal all along.
The Cosmos:
{Eden shrugs} What if it was? What if I said when I woke up this morning that I was gonna get the genius to talk to me?
The Universe:
{Aaron shrugs} I’d say you were a retarded *liar*.
The Universe:
{Aaron looks at her} And generally when people want someone to talk to them, they say things like.. “hello”.
The Cosmos:
{Eden smiles} I didn’t think something that…simple would work.
The Universe:
{Aaron nods} So..in the past two weeks, how many times have you actually heard me speak?
The Universe:
{Ryan looks over at Aaron} Three. Once to bitch about the name tags. Once to fix Jace’s laptop. And just now. There might have been one or two times in between but I can’t be certain.
The Cosmos:
{Eden nods}
The Universe:
{Aaron nods to Ryan, looks at Eden} So..what exactly did you base that particular assumption on?
The Cosmos:
{Eden looks at him} Because you don’t speak unless it’s something…important.
The Universe:
{Aiden looks at Eden} So..you’re sayin’ it was important for him to tell you you’re retarded?
The Universe:
{Aaron smiles} Oh, informing retarded people they’re being retarded isn’t important. It’s just entertaining.
The Universe:
{Jace looks at the others} I dare anyone to call *me* an asshole *now*.
The Cosmos:
{Eden shrugs} Whatever..it got him talking and involved. {smiles}
The Universe:
{Aaron rolls his eyes} It would’ve been *much* easier if you’d just admitted you misheard the question than the elaborate yet extremely apparent twists in logic to try and convince people you “meant to do that”.
The Universe:
{Ro listens to Eden and Aaron go back and forth, whispers to Christopher} It looks like I don’t need you after all.
The Cosmos:
{Eden smiles at Aaron} It might have been easier..but nowhere near as much fun.
The Universe:
{Aaron looks at Eden} I’m glad you find me so entertaining.
The Cosmos:
{Eden shakes her head} I didn’t mean it like that.
The Universe:
{Aaron nods} I know how you meant it.
The Cosmos:
{Eden quietly} Are you going to go to the fetish ball?
The Universe:
{Aaron looks at Eden like she’s high} *Me* at a fetish ball? I seriously doubt it.
The Universe:
{Ro looks at Aaron} Silver might make you go.
The Universe:
{Aaron looks at Ro, arches a brow} No, she won’t. Trust me. I can make it so she doesn’t.
The Cosmos:
{Eden smiles} You should. At the very least the music will be good.
The Cosmos:
{Camille quietly to Aaron} I’ll go with you.
The Cosmos:
{Lia looks at Ro} Are you going to go?
The Universe:
{Aaron looks at Camille like *she’s* high} My resistance isn’t for lack of a date. It’s more like for lack of a socially acceptable even in *this* place kind of fetish and an extreme aversion to *latex*.
The Universe:
{Ro looks at Lia, smiles} Actually, you asked me that earlier but I didn’t get around to asking you if you’d like to accompany me.
The Cosmos:
{Lia smiles and shakes her head} I forgot I asked. And Yes I would.
The Universe:
{Aaron thinks} With the exception of latex gloves that is.
The Cosmos:
{Camille smiles} I’m not a big fan of latex either.
The Universe:
{Ro smiles} Assuming our vampires let us go that way, anyway.
The Cosmos:
{Lia shrugs, softly} I don’t have a vampire.
The Universe:
{Aaron just looks at Camille like he has absolutely no idea how to respond to that because he doesn’t}
The Universe:
{Ro smiles more broadly} Well, unless my vampire specifically wants us on her arm, I doubt she’d have a problem with it. I’ll ask her tonight just to be… shit. I’ll ask her as soon as they can be told about it.
The Cosmos:
{Camille smiles at Aaron} All right then.
The Universe:
{Aaron arches a brow} All right then *what*? {wondering if he agreed to something without realizing it}
The Cosmos:
{Lia smiles} Some of the vampires have rules..didyour’s give you any?
The Universe:
{Ro looks at Lia} Not..specifically. It’s kind of implied that she doesn’t really have any. *That* I can clarify with her tonight.
The Cosmos:
{Camille shakes her head} We’ve established that neither of us like latex.
The Universe:
{Aaron nods} Right.
The Cosmos:
{Lia nods} All right. {blurts, softly} Do you want to go on a picnic for lunch?
The Universe:
{Ro smiles again} I’d love to.
The Cosmos:
{Lia blinks} I understand if you can’t or don’t want to..it was kind of forward of me to ask. {blinks again} Really?
The Universe:
{Ro, still smiling} Yes, really. Why do you seem surprised?
The Universe:
{David watches Ro and Lia, shakes his head, looks at Samuel and Aiden, whispers} They don’t grow ’em like that where *I* come from. All we got is strippers and whores.
The Universe:
{Aiden nods} I know what you mean.
The Cosmos:
{Lia beams} Because.. I um..don’t usually do the asking and the one or two times I have.. I’ve gotten a resounding no.
The Cosmos:
{Camille looks over at David, smiles}
The Universe:
{Ro arches a brow} I can’t understand why. I’d be stupid to say no to a lunch invitation from you.
The Cosmos:
{Izzy whispers to Ethan} I can’t believe you guys are doing a fetish ball.
The Universe:
{David looks over at Camille and smiles back}
The Universe:
{Aaron decides to slip out while Camille’s distracted}
The Universe:
{Ethan looks at Izzy, smiles} Yeah, but how much fun is it going to be?
The Cosmos:
{Lia shakes her head again} Because my choice in men is usually… wrong.
The Cosmos:
{Izzy nods} I can’t wait.. It’s going to be amazing. All of us and the vampires and everyone in fetish gear.
The Universe:
{Ro smiles} Well, look at it this way. In a group this size, your choices are exponentially fewer and therefore your chances of choosing well are much higher.
The Universe:
{Ethan whispers} And cages. Girls dancing in cages. {arches a brow} Which Loch should totally ask you to do being that you worked in that bar and all.
The Cosmos:
{Lia laughs} Yes it is.
The Cosmos:
{Izzy shakes her head} I don’t know that I’m that good.
The Universe:
{Ethan smiles} You looked it from where I was standing.
The Universe:
{Ro smiles again} So..what did you do before coming here?
The Cosmos:
{Camille stands and starts clearing the tables}
The Cosmos:
{Lia looks over at him} I was a book seller. Rare books.
The Universe:
{Ro arches a brow} Really? Expect Alexei to put you in the library. I was a corporate banker which..doesn’t sound all that exciting really. Probably because it isn’t.
The Cosmos:
{Lia smiles} It does sound exciting..moving all that money around. Investments and stuff like that. I don’t want to be in the library. I had actually just quit my job like three days before I got picked up.
The Universe:
{Ro smiles} Talk about timing.
The Cosmos:
{Lia nods} It was pretty good. I didn’t really have another job lined up. I was actually thinking about going back to school because I didn’t know what other marketable skills I had.
The Universe:
{Ro nods} What were you interested in doing?
The Universe:
{Christopher looks toward the kitchen wondering if they’re going to start work anytime soon}
The Cosmos:
{Lia smiles} I wanted to do something with the arts. I loved going to museums and theater. But I hadn’t really decided. it would have meant moving to the city.
The Cosmos:
{Lia shakes her head} And then there was also Nat to consider. I didn’t want to leave her stranded without a place.
The Universe:
{Ro nods} But you’re here now. We just have to find something to do with ourselves.
The Cosmos:
{Lia nods} Yes we do. I can see them putting you in charge of investments or something like that.
The Cosmos:
{Lia smiles} I also cook and bake.
The Universe:
{Ro smiles} I don’t know that they’d trust me with their money this soon. I’m actually a bit of a foodie myself and I abhor that word.
The Cosmos:
{Lia laughs} Oh my god me too. Foodie. Who came up with that?
The Universe:
{Ro smiles again when she laughs} I have *no* idea, but trying different foods from different cultures and seeking out new dining experiences is a bit of a hobby of mine.
The Cosmos:
{Lia smiles} Okay..what’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
The Universe:
{Ro laughs} Well.. I’ve actually done the monkey brain bit, but..the weirdest for me wasn’t food so much as the experience. {smiles} Christopher and I found a Lebanese Italian restaurant.
The Cosmos:
{Lia blinks} Oh god..why?
The Universe:
{Ro smiles broadly} I have *no* idea but it was..disturbing to say the least.
The Universe:
{Christopher looks at Lia} True shit. Both foods in *one* place. They aren’t even *remotely* similar. It was *not* good.
The Cosmos:
{Lia shakes her head} That’s just so *wrong*. I’m picturing spaghetti with goat’s meat meatballs..and stuff like that.
The Cosmos:
{Lia smiles} So it wasn’t a fusion of the two cuisines?
The Universe:
{Christopher shakes his head} No. It was a place that served them side by side.
The Universe:
{Ro nods} Not that you could really distinguish one from the other.

The Cosmos:
{Lia smiles} That had to be awful.

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Posted October 21, 2012 by The Universe in category "Fiction", "Vampires