Post by Holly Edison on Jan 13, 2016 18:15:10 GMT -6
After Val and Gwen had returned from their private dance party Holly welcomed them back.
"Syd, I can't greet you at the door or bring flowers... and there's no chocolate if there's no food but you look lovely tonight, my dear. Clearly, we're off to a great start." Holly bowed low and deep chuckling a bit and extended a hand and motioning with the other to a table nearby. Four chairs had been arranged around it and a flashlight was shining up to the ceiling from the center.
Post by Sydney Gardiner on Jan 13, 2016 19:16:35 GMT -6
"There's unfortunately a lack of atmosphere here that I just...oh good, what a wonderful romantic setup," Sydney laughed as she saw the flashlight on the table. "That's honestly so clever, I wouldn't have even done that," she took Holly's hand and followed her to the table. "This is...you're very smart. And it's like the practical smart, you know?"
Post by Gwendolyn Fisk on Jan 13, 2016 22:13:25 GMT -6
Gwen wandered in, grinning at the flashlight on the table. "I love what you did with the place." She went to sit at the table, tossing a pair of keys on a nearby couch, before sitting at the table. "You two make a wonderful pair tonight," she smiled at the two.
Post by Holly Edison on Jan 13, 2016 23:14:15 GMT -6
Holly laughed at Syd's compliment. "Thanks, I tried... not much to work with here." She sat down and looked to the doorway seeing Gwen and Val enter slightly more disheveled than one would expect from mere dancing.
"Not much, I'm afraid, Val." She smiled at the two, looking at each of them. Jokingly she added, "It seems you two already ate." Holly grinned. "Sorry, bad joke. But, I have one more surprise for all of us to make up for it."
She twisted the top of the flashlight to loosen the batteries contacts, allowing the bulb to flicker slightly, then skipped over to the command console nearby. She tapped a few buttons, working intently for a few moments before turning back to face the others watching her from the table. She grinned and with a dramatic motion flicked one last switch killing the lights. After a moment emergency lights flickered on one by one around the room, lighting them all in a softer amber glow.
Post by Gwendolyn Fisk on Jan 14, 2016 10:20:15 GMT -6
Gwen laughed in delight, "My, Holly, you are full of surprises. To be honest, I didn't really peg you as a romantic type. Must have been the Career thing." She looked at Holly, suddenly curious, "Did you have a certain someone back at District 2?"
Post by Holly Edison on Jan 14, 2016 11:58:11 GMT -6
"You aren't that far off, I never considered romance being a part of my life and didn't really get much experience in that area. There's no one back home lighting a candle for me. A lot of Careers are the 'train hard, party hard' type. I had a somewhat different experience. I never really fit in with them because I joined the program so much later. I had a lot more work to do to catch up and didn't socialize much. I probably missed out on a lot. But I was only doing it because..." Holly voice wavered and dropped lower. "Well, for my family. They didn't see eye to eye with the Capitol and suffered for it, I decided when I was younger to win in the games to give them a better life if I could. I figured it was their best shot. But I expect most of our families have been executed or detained because of this war. Rebellions come at a cost."
Holly shook her head, blinking her watery eyes and smiled.
"Sorry. I figure tomorrow may be what decides all of this and if nothing else you and Valeria should get to have one proper evening together. From what I can tell, love is hard to come by and harder to keep in this world."
Post by Gwendolyn Fisk on Jan 14, 2016 17:37:05 GMT -6
Gwen frowned and reached her hand out to touch Holly's, "I'm sorry to hear that about your family. I do hope yours are still alive. If they are anything like you, I'm sure they gave the peacekeepers hell. My family died in a mine-shaft collapse when I was young, so I don't really have too much to worry about there. I guess I don't really have anyone lighting a candle for me either." Gwen felt the mood had shifted.
"What matters now is that we found each other," Gwen smiled. "I guess I kind of consider you all my family," she paused, thinking. "So, Holly. Have you so much as kissed anyone?"
Post by Valeria DeMasque on Jan 14, 2016 18:02:37 GMT -6
Val was glad the mood had shifted back from its short foray into their histories. Her parents were alive they had just moved on to greener pastures when they had the chance leaving her behind to fend for herself.
"But," she thought to herself, "right now we need to have some fun because tomorrow might...bring a lot of death."
"Yeah Gwen," Val chimed in with a grin, "it would be a shame if Holly never got a chance to share a kiss."
She nudged Gwen's shoulder, "oh hey look at that Hun! There's something really interesting on that wall behind us you should look at it with me for about a minute."
Post by Holly Edison on Jan 14, 2016 18:23:10 GMT -6
Holly burst out laughing at their antics. "Hey, I said little experience. I didn't say I had none! Boy, you girls know how to back a lady into an awkward corner." Holly sat up a little straighter. This had been mostly for a laugh. Her cheeks had turned slightly more pink.
Post by Sydney Gardiner on Jan 14, 2016 20:29:50 GMT -6
Sydney had been pretty quiet through most of the night, mostly because she was still in a little state of shell-shock after seeing her buddy gunned down in front of her. She pointed at Val and smiled. "We're adorable, you know, the funky week-old war smell aside."
When they faced the wall, Sydney raised an eyebrow at them and smiled. "This lot is never up to any good but I can't leave a gal hanging. I almost want to let you guys stare at the wall for an uncomfortable amount of time." Holly's cheeks were turning pink and Syd smiled. "Here's for our impending doom and all that," as she gave Holly a sweet kiss.
Post by Holly Edison on Jan 14, 2016 20:41:26 GMT -6
That... was more enjoyable than expected. "Oh, for fuck's sake." Holly laughed a little and blushed furiously, crossing her arms she turned and stared intently at the wall opposite the one apparently captivating Gwen and Val.
"...didn't Cal have cards or something in here?" She looked around the room avoiding the others gaze.
Post by Sydney Gardiner on Jan 14, 2016 22:04:31 GMT -6
Sydney laughed when Val finally commented but she did take a moment to close her eyes because for a moment at least there was peace. When Val produced the cards, Syd forced herself to a sitting position and faced the others. "All we have to wager are these wonderful piles of dirt."
Cal Mensen: I believe you edit the post. You can either rewhisper to everyone (too much work), or copy and paste the whispers into public text. I'd imagine you'd want to give some sort of symbol or notation that they were once whispers.
Jan 23, 2016 17:42:35 GMT -6
Holly Edison: Just copy it before you go to edit...sometimes it disappears
Jan 23, 2016 18:37:20 GMT -6
Wren Hartwood: I hope everyone enjoys my amazing but wasted bird ending lol
Jan 24, 2016 10:16:08 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: It was pretty great, I could see it having been carried out as part of Wren's mind breaking, like a delusion only he could see
Jan 24, 2016 13:38:18 GMT -6
Holly Edison: READ ALL THE THINGS
Jan 24, 2016 14:06:01 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: Archive binge!
Jan 24, 2016 15:47:17 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: I think reading all the other Day 9 locations hit me harder than the finale. Fuck...
Jan 24, 2016 17:38:46 GMT -6
Eloise Sugarglider: Anyones in particular, i havent madr it to binging yet.
Jan 24, 2016 18:17:59 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: Yours... Watchtower... Market...
Jan 24, 2016 18:47:49 GMT -6
Gwendolyn Fisk: Wallace, I loved your Day 9.
Jan 26, 2016 16:56:35 GMT -6
Wallace Barker: Thank you! I loved reading everything that happened with everyone :3 SUUUUUPER depressing.
Jan 26, 2016 17:36:51 GMT -6
Holly Edison: I miss this game.
Oct 25, 2018 12:51:36 GMT -6
Cal Mensen: Same here, part of me wants to allocate some time aside to building a new one in a different setting. It'd be easier to devote time to if there's a shard interest.
Nov 26, 2018 10:38:10 GMT -6