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Evening with Tea (day two) Private invitation only.

Post by Admin on Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:35 am

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Darius carefully unfolded the small table from his trunk along with two folding chairs and fired up the small hotplate with a tea kettle and hot water. Sunny would be providing the tea once she arrived but at least the water would be nice and hot for when she got there. He set out three cups, one for Himself, Bane, and of course Sunny. The Red wolf was already present, lounging near the table, streached out on a rug she had brought with her. 

When everything was ready and prepared Darius sat anxiously in one of the chairs and waited for Sunny.

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Post by Merrihop on Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:01 am

Sunny cleared her throat softly before poking her head into the tent with polite hesitation. Once she had ensured she wasn't barging in, she stepped in quietly, holding a wooden case the size of a recipe box, on top of which sad a jar of honey from the mess, and a small jar containing finely diced vanilla bean pods. Her white head bobbed politely at both occupants of the tent, smiling a little bit nervously, "Good evening sir... ma'am..."

She brought the box and set it on the small table in front of the commander, placing the jars of honey and vanilla beside it. The box contained a small variety of empty homemade tea bags and some baby food jars containing tea leaves, each labeled in tiny, delicate handwriting, "I thought I'd bring the tea my mother sent with me from home. She grows and dries it herself. The vanilla is from her greenhouse too."

She stood near the table and smiled, perking her ears toward the commander, before turning to look at Bane nearby on the floor, "How are you this evening, ma'am?"
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Post by Admin on Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:36 am

Darius smiled and turned the heat up on the hotplate and turned his attention toward her. Bane yawned snuffled her nose into her paws, making no move to get up but she wagged her tail lazily as Sunny entered.

"Welcome miss Sunday, I'm glad you came. Come sit down and lets try this magnificent tea of yours."


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Post by Merrihop on Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:59 am

Sunny smiled rather bashfully, but took a seat and carefully opened the box. She perked an ear at Darius and Bane in turn, smiling softly, "I'm happy to put it together for you if you like. Do you have any preferences?"

As she spoke she took the careful liberty of preparing a tea bag for herself, filling it with oolong and the vanilla bits, before she set it in one of the cups. The little silk tag at the end of the pull string was a different color than several of the others, to allow her to differentiate one cup from another. She took out two other tea bags with different colors, then looked up with a smile, "If you'd rather loose leaf, that's fine too of course."
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Post by Darius Steele on Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:09 am

"I couldn't tell you my preference sadly, I've only ever had it in little bags that seem to be premanfactured. I have a feeling this will be better tasting no matter what you give me." Darius smiled and leaned back tiredly in his chair. "Wolfbane, any preference?"

The large wolf huffed a little and gave a small smile. "I don't have a preference I'll have whatever you make miss Sunday."
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Post by Merrihop on Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:26 am

Sunny tilted her head and smiled brightly, "That's alright! I'll see what I can do."

She added some oolong leaves and some vanilla pieces to a couple of the reusable tea bags and set them in the cups before adding the water. She added just a touch of honey as she brewed them, and finally passed the cups around when they were ready, "This is how I usually take mine, but it's a bit unconventional. Oba-chan usually preferred green tea without anything. She was very traditional."

She smiled and waited for the others to drink before she would touch hers, prepared to remake them if anything didn't suit them.
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Post by Admin on Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:51 am

Darius seemed pleased with his, Bane cautiously lapped at the tea with her long tongue before carefully taking the cup into her paws and sipping it.

The commander leaned back in his chair and smiled at Sunny. "You did very well today, Miss Sunday, I've been remarkably impressed, I was hoping once we get you to the mainland if you'd be interested in being my lieutenant."

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Post by Merrihop on Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:38 am

Upon seeing the two sipping at their tea, Sunny picked up her cup and started to take a taste. However, as she did, she heard Commander Steele's question. Grey eyes flew open and she sputtered, splashing herself with tea and moving the cup away quickly so she didn't make a huge mess, "Wha-!? I mean... er... excuse me, s-sir? I... Er... I mean thank you... for the compliment..."

She cleared her throat and got a napkin to towel some of the tea from her uniform, looking awkwardly up at the Commander and then over at the dire wolf, uncertain whether she should be shocked or elated or both, "I'm... I'm honored, Commander, but... with all due respect... I'm just a recruit, and I fell out of a tree and landed at your feet today..." She chuckled awkwardly, "I guess I'm just a bit startled..."
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Post by Admin on Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:16 am

"Yet you also showed promise, obedience, competence and skill, something that with a little bit of effort can be sharpened into a fine scout. Besides I've been needing a personal assistant to help me around the lair on a more persistant basis." He took a long draw from his teacup. "I'm not particularly good at running errands... or running... at all." He tapped his knee with a sigh.

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Post by Merrihop on Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:27 am

Sunny sipped her tea quietly, grateful for the fur on her face to hide the proud blush she felt at the compliments. She set her cup down again and tilted her head, "I'm really flattered, sir. I'd be happy to take the position if you think I'm suited for it..."

At the mention of running, though, she glanced at the cane propped up in the tent, then back at the Commander, "If you don't mind my asking, was it an accident or something?"
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Post by Admin on Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:57 am

"alas no... my former Commanding officer before I came to her majesty's service... lost his temper on me and my leg never healed right afterward, It's been ten years on your planet that I've been like this." He sighed again rubbing his knee. "If I take care of myself it usually isn't this sore but... well I've been getting up and down for the last two days and its sore."

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Post by Merrihop on Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:01 am

Sunny was about to lift her cup to her lips again while she listened with a sympathetic look, but started a bit when she caught the word planet. She was lucky she wasn't already drinking, or she'd have snorted tea again. Her head shot up on her long neck and she stared, "Wait... you said... planet... but..."

She knit her eyebrows together warily, "I thought you were a human... Humans are from this planet..."
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Post by Admin on Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:08 pm

"Humans are from this planet." Darius repeated in an affirmation. "I on the other hand, am not." He chuckled and pulled down his collar as she looked at him curiously. "Not human, or from this planet." He pulled a ball point pen out of his pocket and pressed it against his exposed neck, pushing up with the end of it. His skin appeared to slit open slightly and revealed part one of his gills. He removed the pen and the skin slipped back into place and the line where the gills were was invisible once again, pressed tight against his neck in the absence of water. "My people are called the Darnathi, the "humans" we fight against are misguided loyalists of my old captain. Silver and I are the lucky defectors."

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Post by Merrihop on Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:22 pm

Sunny's teacup fell to the tent floor with a soft clink and a thunk, tea splashing on the marten's feet. She hadn't noticed, however, because her hands were clapped to her mouth in astonishment and she was staring at the Commander with even wider eyes than before, "Oh my gosh! Y-... you mean... you're aliens?! Oh my gosh..."

After a moment of startled shock, she realized he was showing her something, and leaned forward curiously, still puffed up from the surprise of his news, "Gills... Like fish? If you're aliens, though... er... How come you look like humans?..." She was still fairly fascinated by the notion that he had gills, but she settled back down to her chair and continued to stare at the Commander. She didn't feel any reason to be scared of him, but she was definitely thrown for a loop.

"Why are you here? On Earth, I mean..."
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Post by Admin on Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:56 pm

Darius chuckled and sat back down, putting the pen back in his pocket. "Yes Aliens, as your kind puts it... We look like humans because we have a machine on our ship that reconfigures our DNA at the base level. We become working hybrids of of the planet's dominant species. To blend in essentially. We're here to colonize the planet, no no not like that. This isn't a war of the worlds scenario. At least I'm going to do my damnedest to make certain it isn't. Titan may have other plans." He sighed. "But please don't judge my people based on him. He's a pig headed tyrant and not at all the best example of what we do or why. My Society is big on universal expansion and we are in competition over the galaxy to colonize certain planets where life is sustainable. Up untill recently we were competing with the greys, but the council approved our colonization because in essence we're more peaceful most of the time. We go to planets integrate into the population and attempt to strengthen the the society, genetically, politically and economically. It's a very peaceful takeover."

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Post by Merrihop on Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:07 pm

Sunny listened attentively, seeming to calm visibly as the explanation sank in. After a few moments she picked up the teacup from the floor, wiped it off thoroughly, and made herself a new cup of tea as she listened. Letting the homemade tea bag steep in the cup, she perked her ears at Commander Steele, "So... peaceful colonization... Integrate with society... That doesn't really sound so horrible, as long as you're not hurting anyone..." She thought it over a bit, "But... if you're on this planet to colonize, why are you on this island chain? We're pretty much kept to ourselves."

She dipped the tea bag a few times, then raised her head, looking a little worried, "Does the Overlord know about you guys? And... why are you telling me all this? I'm not really anyone important."
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