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Character Cantina II:

"Nice to meet you, Drew. My name's Charlie. Charlie Cooper."

Charlie gave a polite wave, then realised that Drew was blind, so he slumped in his chair feeling like an idiot.

 1502 Infinite Paragon, Thu, 20th Oct '11 9:36:55 AM from Texas Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Joestar to the Core
"Nice to meet you, Charlie." This was typically the point where he'd run out of things to talk about, but he could run off of one thing by setting alone.

"So, seeing as we're both in a... interdimensional cantina, i don't think we come from the same place. Where do you come from, exactly?", he asked, not so slightly awkwardly. It was at least a conversation, but Drew honestly wasn't sure if he asked the question right.

edited 21st Oct '11 6:21:30 AM by InfiniteParagon

Evii's in the middle of using the bathroom on campus. Suddenly, he lifts his head. "GOTCHA FORCE... TINGLING."
"Well... I'm from Earth. You know, Earth? That place. You look like you're from earth too, but what with all this inter-dimensional stuff, it probably isn't the SAME earth... If any of that made sense."

 1504 nrjxll, Thu, 20th Oct '11 10:09:46 PM Relationship Status: Not war
"I am not sure I understand what you are saying, " Qrlil said. "Strictly speaking, I am not a reptile in the terran sense."

She rocked back and forth a little. I really should be leaving soon, not getting into another discussion of my culture.

Abruptly she made up her mind. It might come across as slightly rude to Donovan - who, while he may have been a bit overly-dramatic, was most likely harmless after all - but she couldn't stay here forever.

Qrlil stood up. "Excuse me, everyone, " she began, looking at everyone at the table, "but I am going to have to depart soon. I do not mean to be rude, but I cannot stay here forever, so if there is anything you would like to say, please, let me know now."

 1505 Killer Clowns, Fri, 21st Oct '11 6:34:00 AM from the Midwest
Easily entertained
To Qrlil, Avea said, "it was nice meeting you." Her tone sad, as she knew it was unlikely, she added, "I hope we meet again."

His tone sincere, Sigmund said, "yeah, pleasure to meet you, Qrlil. Good luck, and remember, life's too short to be ashamed!"

edited 21st Oct '11 6:34:21 AM by KillerClowns

 1506 Infinite Paragon, Fri, 21st Oct '11 6:49:37 AM from Texas Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Joestar to the Core
"It made enough sense, i suppose."

And that for the most part was true, although Drew supposed it would still bug him no matter what. Meeting someone from Earth generally wasn't common, in that everyone was from Earth, so it was never as broad as what planet you lived on, rather what continent, country, state or city you lived in. Not to mention that for all he knew, Charlie's Earth could be the exact same as his, or drastically different, and it's a bit hard to comprehend that there's somewhere else that went through events drastically different from what you grew up knowing.

A bit awkwardly, Drew ordered some whiskey, much like he had here all those years before. "Would you like anything?", he asked Charlie, more to keep the conversation going than anything. He did hope, however, that it wouldn't be up to him to lead the conversation, seeing as he did an amazing job of that already.

edited 21st Oct '11 11:26:45 AM by InfiniteParagon

Evii's in the middle of using the bathroom on campus. Suddenly, he lifts his head. "GOTCHA FORCE... TINGLING."
 1507 draconiansuperior, Fri, 21st Oct '11 7:00:51 AM from Home, doing stuff
The Draconic Superior
Donovan nodded his head toward Qrlil, "Well, as much as I would have liked to learn about your culture, it was nice meeting you."

edited 21st Oct '11 7:01:08 AM by draconiansuperior

"Well, I'm not really much of a drinker, and I promised the fiance I would be home soon, but I'm not even sure if the laws of Time applies here, so I guess I could have a glass."

Charlie thought for a moment, then decided to ask;

"So, what about you? Have you got a wife, or fiance?"

 1509 Infinite Paragon, Fri, 21st Oct '11 8:30:24 AM from Texas Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Joestar to the Core
"Alright." Drew ordered a second drink for Charlie, both of them quickly arriving at their table.

The question, Drew didn't answer immediately. Maybe he wasn't quite expecting that question, or maybe after all these years he hadn't quite thought of an answer.

Shrugging, Drew responded. "I had a fiance, once upon a time. Not so much now." Now, a good part of him didn't want the whiskey anymore, at least not for the purpose of anything more than a drink. Instead, he found himself tapping it, looking at the image of the glass and its contents absentmindedly.

"Congratulations, though. I'm sure she's a very lucky woman."
Evii's in the middle of using the bathroom on campus. Suddenly, he lifts his head. "GOTCHA FORCE... TINGLING."
Charlie paused for a minute, then gave a light chuckle.

"Yeah... yeah she is. Not because of me, though..."

Charlie took a swig of the whiskey he had been given. He didn't like it... not like Noah would, but he continued to drink out of politeness.

 1511 nrjxll, Fri, 21st Oct '11 8:18:21 PM Relationship Status: Not war
Qrlil looked around at all of them and tried her best to give a human smile again.

"I have no idea if we will ever meet again, " she said, "here or anywhere else, but I will enjoy that meeting should it occur."

And I have a few questions of that nature to ask when I get back...

She bowed. "Farewell."

Taking a final sniff of the Cosmic Cantina's ambiance, Qrlil headed for the doorway.


That could have gone better.

PERHAPS.

I may or may not put in another character - I'm intending to join in on the Character Resort that's been suggested, so I may do that in preference to another character here. We'll see.

edited 21st Oct '11 8:19:17 PM by nrjxll

 1512 Infinite Paragon, Sat, 22nd Oct '11 9:02:27 AM from Texas Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Joestar to the Core
Drew didn't offer further comment on Charlie's modesty, although he smiled a bit. Certainly has a good heart, he thought, trying to think of what else he could ask. Finally, he thought of something.

"You said you were from Earth earlier. Can you describe it for me?" There was every possibility it was no different from his, but it was certainly something to check out of curiosity.
Evii's in the middle of using the bathroom on campus. Suddenly, he lifts his head. "GOTCHA FORCE... TINGLING."
 1513 Kyle Jacobs, Sat, 22nd Oct '11 9:46:40 PM from Connecticut/D.C.
Nice Guy
Ryan moved over to Charlie and Drew. "I can't speak for Charlie, " he said, "but where I come from it's the year 2035 and everything's pretty much gone to hell."

Unless things pick up, I'm probably going to yank Ryan within the next two weeks. He's about to show up (i.e. do something other than getting kidnapped) in his home story, and his cantina incarnation is different enough that trying to manage both simultaneously would be confusing, not to mention keeping track of spoilers. On the off chance you pick up Remus, assume everything you know about Ryan from this thread is non-canon.

edited 22nd Oct '11 9:55:04 PM by KyleJacobs

Read Remus! Has nothing to do with wolves.
"Well, I'm from the year 2010, and I actually managed to save the world just recently... well, Noah and some of my other friends were really the ones to save the world... but I helped... I'm babbling now, aren't I?"

 1515 Kyle Jacobs, Sun, 23rd Oct '11 1:31:38 PM from Connecticut/D.C.
Nice Guy
Ryan grinned. "OK, now I'm curious, " he said. "Care to elaborate?
Read Remus! Has nothing to do with wolves.
Charlie scratched the back of his head awkwardly.

"Well, it's kind of a long story, but to summarise... Bad Guy, extremely powerful, killed a ton of people, destroyed places, including an entire uncharted island... and after quite a while, we managed to stop him... kind of."

 1517 Killer Clowns, Sun, 23rd Oct '11 3:17:26 PM from the Midwest
Easily entertained
Avea said to the group in general, "I think I actually do have to go this time." She gave a polite bow and began to gather her stuff.

"Yeah, " Sigmund added, "I can't stay here forever either. You guys try not to die, " he said, sincerely, "and good luck." With that, unwilling to wait for farewells, he left.

edited 23rd Oct '11 3:17:38 PM by KillerClowns

 1518 draconiansuperior, Sun, 23rd Oct '11 3:30:15 PM from Home, doing stuff
The Draconic Superior
Donovan shrugged as he saw the others leave, "Might as well go, Cthylla might want pancakes." He strode out the door and yawned as he left.

 1519 Kyle Jacobs, Sun, 23rd Oct '11 5:31:17 PM from Connecticut/D.C.
Nice Guy
Ryan chuckled. "Man, I'm jealous. Nice and simple - wish I still believed in that kind of thing." Ryan stood up and stretched. "Well, everyone, it's been fun, but I'd best be on my way. I've got guns to sell, people to kill, stuff like that. Hope I see you again some day."

He flashed an almost sad grin and slowly made his way out the door, putting his hood up as he went. The door closed behind him with a heavy thud. A few seconds later, it opened back up again and a pair of steak knives embedded themselves in the on the order rack across the room. One was stuck through a signed receipt, the other through a hundred dollar bill. "By the way, " Ryan shouted, "that ought to cover all the booze. Thanks!"

After that, he closed the door again, and was gone.

edited 23rd Oct '11 5:31:57 PM by KyleJacobs

Read Remus! Has nothing to do with wolves.
 1520 Killer Clowns, Sun, 23rd Oct '11 5:50:12 PM from the Midwest
Easily entertained
Avea had finished getting her stuff, and with a sad sigh, said, "farewell... for real this time."

But I think Sen. Grey would do better elsewhere, so I've moved him out of here.

edited 31st Oct '11 3:49:10 PM by KillerClowns

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