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August 4, 1761: Baltimore

Posted by sarigoddess on 2008.05.10 at 16:22
Current Location: St. Brendan bridge
Current Mood: amusedamused
Draupadi sighed as she strolled from her room to the bridge.  She was utterly sick of Baltimore, even old Baltimore.  Besides, the 1760s were just an annoying time.  She hadn't liked them the first three times either.  Draupadi sighed one of those glorious, graceful sighs and wished for a cup of chai.  To her surpise one appeared, floating in the air.  She smiled.  Narayan must have been praying extra hard this week.  Good worshipper.

She reached the bridge and proceeded to sip delicately.  Archibald was there and he was making an awful ruckus about a punctured steam tank. 

She did warn him.


crazybluechick at 2008-05-10 20:47 (UTC) (Link)
Rhiannon followed the smells of something tasty and the sounds of D arguing with the Captain (silly Captain. not good idea to mess with a goddess.) Maybe there would be extra tea for her, or at least something to do other than *not* smoke or reclean the already highly polished weapons in her room.

Plus, the bridge didn't smell like air-freshened zombies.

"Hello, D. Do you maybe have extras for my drinking?" she mimed holding a teacup and smiled as winsomely as she knew how (which is not really saying much), and ignored the scowlin captain.
sarigoddess at 2008-05-10 20:49 (UTC) (Link)
"Sorry," said Draupadi, gesturing with her cup. "This is actually miraculous chai. I'm afraid I don't have any more. Unless you would like me to try..."
crazybluechick at 2008-05-10 20:53 (UTC) (Link)
Rhiannon pouted.

"Silly miracles chai," she grumbled. "You do not need to make me any, but thanks," the girl added, rubbing at a stubborn blue stain on her hand and thinking that it was probably a better bet not to count on one of D's miracles to get her something tasty to drink.

"I will go not watch pot and make my own, I think." Rhiannon poked her head around the doorway, peering suspiciously into the small kitchen for any signs of smelly zombies before heading out of the room.
sarigoddess at 2008-05-10 20:56 (UTC) (Link)
"I would take offense to that," sighed Draupadi, "but I don't actually want to miracle you chai."

She followed Rhiannon into the kitchen, ignoring Archibald's protesting shout. Really, that man needed to get a spine or a better form of technology. Rhiannon briefly wondered where JJ was. Normally if one could smell her zombies she wasn't far off.

"Rhiannon, have you seen JJ?"
crazybluechick at 2008-05-10 21:05 (UTC) (Link)
"No I have not," Rhiannon replied, pulling the tarnished tea kettle out of its cabinet and briefly wondering if there wasn't actually an easier way to get hot water on this crazy steam-powered lump of a ship. She glared at the tea kettle.

"And it is a good thing, also. Her zombies give me the-" she paused and scrunched up her face, thinking of the right words, "the heehee jeejees!" she finished triumphantly.
sarigoddess at 2008-05-10 21:15 (UTC) (Link)
Draupadi rolled her eyes. Then she caught sight of her reflection in the burnished metal of the toaster and had to stop. Her hair was a mess!

Hair crisis averted, she turned her attention to the issue of the missing JJ.

"No," she said. "I'm sure that I saw Stinky near Boiler Room 4. I just haven't heard JJ complaining in a few days."

She paused for a moment. "And it's 'heebee jeebies', dear."
crazybluechick at 2008-05-10 21:25 (UTC) (Link)
Rhiannon rolled her eyes at the goddess's behavior and patted her own rats' nest of dark tangles and curls, then set about choosing just the right kind of tea.

"Oh, Stinky. I am not surprised that *that* one is still hanging around even if JJ is not. I am just happy that the girl did not take her gigan- gigeriff- ... big collection of teas with her, where ever she is."

Choosing a tasty packet of green tea out of the jumbled box, Rhiannon plunked it into her favorite mug and stared at the tea kettle for any signs of boiling. Peering at it from several angles, she scowled, hands on hips, and stalked back to the cabinet to reorganize the tea - by smell - until her water was hot enough.
sarigoddess at 2008-05-10 21:27 (UTC) (Link)
Really. Could Rhiannon be any more cave-girl? Draupadi sighed dramatically and perched herself on the counter. The angle was impossible, but she managed to keep herself up, not even snagging her sari. She took a sip of chai before commenting.

"Well, wherever she is, one can be sure that she is raising hell. On that note, have you happened to notice where we are parked?"

Draupadi took another sip of chai.
crazybluechick at 2008-05-10 21:33 (UTC) (Link)
Eyes twinkling, Rhiannon looked up from her box and replied, "I did not know that one could group of grass, trees and bushes oneself." She went back to the tea bags.
sarigoddess at 2008-05-10 21:35 (UTC) (Link)
"If you're going to be like that, I can just leave," huffed Draupadi. "I know you know what that means."

Her glow ratcheted up a few notches with her indignation.

"Or I could just bring Stinky in here to bother you." She arched an eyebrow.
crazybluechick at 2008-05-10 21:39 (UTC) (Link)
Pulling a nice shiny dagger from her boot, Rhiannon grinned a not so nice grin. "You do not want to do that, I think, *Light Bright*," she replied.

Before she could get herself into any more trouble, the tea kettle screamed its distinctive - and irritating - signal of doneness. Smiling happily, Rhiannon slipped the knife back into her boot and made herself some tea.
sarigoddess at 2008-05-10 21:42 (UTC) (Link)
Draupadi huffed.

"Never use that infernal nickname again!"

She floated down from her perch and stalked off, leaving a scent of flowers in her wake. Then she leaned back into the room for a parting shot:

"Never threaten someone who knows where your stash is, Rhiannon."
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