didntseeit: (all that you can see)
[personal profile] didntseeit
It's been a while since Ajedrez has been a date. Six months or so, and even then on the last time she got stood up anyway, so maybe it's closer to seven or eight.

It's been much, much longer since she's been out on a date with someone she hardly knows. Years, but thinking about it like that makes her feel...

Old.

Old, in a way that only the young can feel and she knows this and she really should stop thinking and just find that pair of earrings. Ah-huh, there are they are, and Ajedrez looks at herself in the mirror. High-heeled boots, a long black (mostly black, there are horizantal strips with panels of blue, green, yellow and red, a swirl of colour against the plain black) skirt that falls to her ankles, a simple black top, sleeveless with a high neck, and the red leather jacket that Edna Mode had given her.

Plus the dratted earrings, big and bronze because Ajedrez is of the opinion that it's no use having pierced ears if you don't play with it. Off-duty anyway.

And, for once, no guns. It feels a little odd, and she couldn't leave without the knife hidden in her boot, but sometimes an effort should be made. Even if she isn't entirely sure why.

Still, she's moderately pleased with her appearance, so she takes a deep breath and walks out her room door to try and find Nick downstairs.

Date: 2007-04-07 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com
Nicholas had gone through an entire wardrobe of the same outfit, to find a decent. unworn black turtleneck sweater and pair of matching slacks. He'd showered, and shaved, and even given his hair a bit of a trim so it wasn't entirely in his eyes.
He was down by the bar, sipping a whiskey (which, amazingly was not in a coffee mug for once) and looking rather dapper. He cleaned up halfway decently.
He turned when he saw her and smiled, "Wow. You went all out, now I feel underdressed." He chuckled, setting his whiskey aside.

Date: 2007-04-07 06:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com
"Well, you shaved, so I think we are about even, yes?" She counters, biting back a grin.

Date: 2007-04-07 06:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com
"And don't expect me to do it again." He chuckles, tapping the bar before standing and offering an arm while Bar produced a picnic basket and a folded blanket.

Date: 2007-04-07 07:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com
"Ah, just once off thing. Gotcha." Still, she takes his arm and grins up at him.

Date: 2007-04-07 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com
"Well, maybe more than once, but I honestly can't hide the stubble, so..." True enough, he'd shaved no more than hour before and already, the dark hair was showing through.

Besides his smile, which was less a smirk now, and more an actual, pleasant smile, he was rather amused. He hadn't been on a date for many years, something along the lines of... hell, he couldn't remember one that wasn't impromptu. He led Beatriz out to a patch of newly-budded grass up upon a hilly part, just near the lake, and set down the basket to unfold the blanket with an unceremonious shake, floating it down to the ground. "Well, I'm less nervous than I would be, that counts for something. How you doing, chica?"

He wasn't aware that was spanish, but it seemed to fit.

Date: 2007-04-07 07:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com
"It's okay," she says about the stubble. It's part of him, so it's fine. Of course, the fact that he still went to an effort has managed to please her no end.

She straightens the blanket out automatically, smoothing the corner down with quick fingers before taking a seat.

That's when she pauses, tilts her head up at him with a curious smile.

"'Chica'?" She asks, her accent slightly different.

Date: 2007-04-07 08:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com
"Would you rather I hold off on the pet-names?" He chuckled, slipping down on the other corner of the blanket before seeing what Bar had packed them. Nothing out of the ordinary, really.

Okay, so it was.

And apparently it was a Picnic Basket Of Holding, or really well packed, because he managed to pull out two covered platters of food, a bottle of wine, two glasses, and utensils.

He peeked under the cover of his platter with one brow raised. "Oh nice." Roast game hen.

Date: 2007-04-07 09:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com
She shakes her head, but more because he's got the wrong end of the stick.

"'Chica' is Spanish. It means 'girl'. Not 'little girl', that's 'nina', but still girl. I call people that in the bar. I was just surprised that it managed to survive to your planet." Beat. "Pet-names I'm fine with, I'll let you know if one of them makes me cringe."

She glances under her own, and grins wryly as she has the same. Clearly, Bar thinks she should branch out of Mexico.

Date: 2007-04-07 09:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com
"Huh, learn something new every day, sometimes even more than one something. Actually, I'd love to learn Spanish, but it's bad enough that I'm only so-so in English." He chuckled.

He took a small bite of his dinner and raised a brow, "Not half bad." He shrugged and opened the bottle of wine, pouring it into the two glasses with a bit of a flourish.

Date: 2007-04-07 09:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com
"Hace más sentido entonces inglés."

Showing off, Ajedrez? Never. "I know Spanish, English, Portuguese, Nahautl, and bits and pieces of Italian and Russian. I like languages." She admits with a rueful grin, taking a bite of her own.

Date: 2007-04-07 09:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com
He chuckled, "Only trouble with learning languages on Stantal is that there's one. Bad English. And sometimes, Vash starts wibbling in something called 'french'." He sipped his wine before taking another small bite of food. "It's more humourous than anything."

Date: 2007-04-07 09:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com
"Eh, French." Yes, it's a Romance language. No, she doesn't like it.

Date: 2007-04-07 10:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com
"Mm, until I can properly get my ass into learning English to the point that I can understand half of what my buddy Robin's saying, I'll just have to put up learning another language."

He chuckled. "He probably knows I just try and pull what I can out of what he's saying and end up smiling and nodding."

Date: 2007-04-07 10:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com
"English is...weird," she points out over her glass of wine. "People who have known it from the cradle get confused, let alone the rest of us."

Date: 2007-04-07 10:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com
"Mm, very few people actually know how to write, muchless read very well. I guess I lucked out on that. Can't write love notes if you can't write." He winked and sipped his wine again.

Date: 2007-04-07 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com
The lovenote thing is lost as Ajedrez's brown eyes just widen.

"Don't know how to write?"

College grad, yo.

Date: 2007-04-07 10:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com
"Mmhmm, most people have trouble writing much more than their names. Most kids don't go to school, they're too busy helping their parents run their farms, or raising the other kids in their family while their parents work. I guess us orphans have one leg up, in that respect."

Date: 2007-04-07 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com
"Reminds me a bit of the Wild West in America, really. Frontiers and farms and deserts."

Date: 2007-04-12 11:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com
"Mm, I have heard something about that. There's a lot of similarities, from what I've heard. More than just the general feeling of it. Corrupt water barons instead of corrupt gold barons, things like that."
He shrugged, "A lot of things match up. An old wise man once said that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. I figure we as a people had forgotten about the Wild West days."

Date: 2007-04-12 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com
"Water barons? Is water so scarce, then?"

Date: 2007-04-12 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com
"Yes. It's actually so rare that its use is regulated by the government. You get a weekly ration, just enough to drink and clean yourself with. Which is why alcohol is so popular. It only rains once a year, if that."

He got a wry, 'God, I hated my life' smile, "But that's what makes it a desert!"

Date: 2007-04-12 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com
She huffs, thinking.

"Sounds more like the Middle East then my desert, although....how can an entire planet be a desert?"

Date: 2007-04-12 11:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com
"I'm not entirely sure that it is. But it's only been around three hundred years since we landed on Stantal, we have yet to explore out very far, due to the planet's native inhabitants and inherent dangers of going out that far."

The native inhabitants in this case being GIANT FUCKING SAND WORMS.

Date: 2007-04-12 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com
"We technically are the aliens." He explained with a half-shrug.

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-13 05:47 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-13 05:51 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-13 06:26 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-13 08:13 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-13 11:29 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-13 09:52 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 02:27 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 02:48 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 03:18 am (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 10:52 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 10:55 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 10:57 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 11:00 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 11:03 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 11:04 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 11:10 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 11:11 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 11:17 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 11:18 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 11:24 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 11:27 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 11:38 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 11:39 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] priestoftravel.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 11:41 pm (UTC) - Expand

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] didntseeit.livejournal.com - Date: 2007-04-14 11:43 pm (UTC) - Expand

Profile

didntseeit: (Default)
Ajedrez

October 2007

S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 22nd, 2017 06:36 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios