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Rachel was like that floater that just refused to flush... And it was Audrey's self-designated job to be there for him and the kids whenev...
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Blood to Blood, Shade to Shade
"...The other part owner is basically dead, and his wife is a swamp donkey. She let the place go and refused to do anything to save it, so...
Unwavering Faith
"Mamiere will cook." Caleb interjected, before looking squarely at Zane. "And then you will die." ...
Adoptables
Kalea Taylor
Fifth-Sixth Year Is either in her fifth, or sixth year. Age dependent on what year she's in, and time of year born [hence the range] Excellent came...
Adam Longhurst
Interior Designer Is the twin brother of Matthew Belmont Currently has custody of his half-siblings, Aiden and Valerie Longhurst Has been in a...
Lilah Karras
Bilby...
Petros Karras
Job up to you...
Elizabeth Burdett
Waitress - Melbourne Eldest of the Burdett sisters Struggling actress Among her siblings, closest to Liam Does not enjoy country life ...
Morgan Richter
Seventh Year Parents: Mason Richter & Carlotta (Last) Raised solely by her mother Mother is at least half Brazilian, father is parti...
Liam Burdett
Public Relations Representative Youngest of the Burdett brothers Of his siblings, is closest to Liz Works for the Australian Federal Ministry of Magic as a ...
Lily Quinland
Bilby Student...
Kora Karras
Up to you...
Timothy Blair
Co-CEO of PartyBox, Chef One of Stu's infamous 'Blair Triplets' Was a prankster in Spencer with his siblings Co-CEO of a successful party business w...
Alison (Surname)
Main occupation up to player | Base guitarist in Franklin Struck Gold squib born to wizard parents, though was still placed in wizarding school in the hopes that she might prove to just be a late bloomer (...
Tamarah Blair
Star Quidditch Chaser One of the infamous Blair Triplets Has a love for all sports, but always especially for Quidditch Was picked up to play for...
Kristen James
Author...
Thomas Blair
Co-CEO of PartyBox, Events Manager One of Stu's infamous 'Blair Triplets' Was a prankster in Spencer with his siblings Co-CEO of a successful party business w...
Emily Burdett
Single Mother Youngest sister of Alan Burdett Former Flinders, class of 2001 Protective baby of the family Has a daughter from a sca...
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Alexander Winfield
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Stella King
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Anthony Wolfe
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Geraldine Richter
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Characters
Vladimir Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Vladimir is one of the quietest people a person could ever meet. The man hates intruding upon the affairs of others. He respects everyone ...
Tyson McKennis
17 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Driven and Ambitious, Tyson's major noticeable traits is that he always finds something to work hard towards living under the shadow of h...
Keith Anderson
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Keith is a shy person when he is in a new place. However, once you get to know him, you realize he is a fun loving, down-to-earth kind of ...
Susan Summers
22 ☆ mb ☆ hu Frank and serious with little regard for easing the blow of opinions and facts. It’s not that she doesn’t care about people's feeling...
Artemisia Bellerose
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Having moved from one country to the next and then the next, Arti often had a problem making, or keeping, friends when she was younger and...
Kate Belmont
48 ☆ pb ☆ hu Kate is Daddy's little princess all grown up. She's never had much of an interest in romance, beyond creating the odd scandal here and the...
Jason Miller
38 ☆ pb ☆ hu Jason is a very colorful guy. A fun-loving individual, he loves to be around a crowd of people, having fun and cutting up when it's accept...
Caldwell Hughes
24 ☆ mb ☆ ww Clever - Stickler - Kind of a hard ass toward students - Can loosen up around the right people ...
Derrick Ackers
26 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human A man who seems to always be looking for the next big thing in his life in the way of fun or simply an activity to do just to shake up th...
Marcus Carsen
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Dhampir To narrow it down to a 'playful sort' would do Marcus a grand discredit. Being in the business of news and socially active there is a cert...
Caitlin Sullivan
36 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Cate would be considered a no-nonsense woman, which may sound strange when someone is told about her personal gifts and the fact that she ...
Liam Somersfield
32 ☆ pb ☆ hu Liam is a very quirky soul. He's extremely depressed from previous life experiences but he hides it well by constantly joking around and b...
Stuart Blair
51 ☆ pb ☆ hu Considering he's the father of five Blair kids who were all Spencers (and a secret other one who ended up in Sturt), it would be fairly ac...
Aiden Longhurst
15 ☆ hb ☆ hu Aiden is ridiculously protective of his younger sister Valerie, and treats all new people with caution - especially men. When he first cam...
Bryan Hawthorne
45 ☆ hb ☆ hu Bryan Hawthorne is a down-to-Earth kinda guy. He enjoys the simple things in life such as the great outdoors with camping and hiking. He l...
Gemini Demetra
22 ☆ hbr ☆ vt A good egg for the most part, Gem has always been free-spirited. Always eager to use her knowledge to basically turn whatever she can into...
Eugenia Holtzer
16 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Eugenia has always liked to take the lead, it's not so much that she desires leadership as much as it's the simple fact that she naturall...
Ashkar Gastrell
44 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ash is a man that seems to exude confidence. He wears this along with arrogance as a shield. Showing the world a Wizard who has little re...
Savannah Ryan
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human You will find that Ava is bright and intelligent for her age. She has a playful kind of personality and an easy laugh. Ava enjoys being h...
Alic Eron
24 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Alic is a very mercurial person; he can be your worst enemy one minute, and your best friend the next. How he treats you depends on how he...
Salt Morgan
28 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Salt is shy, anxious and has little confidence. She is nervous and insecure. She is kind and although awkward, she is welcoming and will o...
Lot Karras
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu ven when he appears self-controlled and calm there is a seething intensity of emotional energy under the placid exterior. Lot is like a vo...
Penny Quinland
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Stubborn, willful and determined to accomplish her goals, Penny has proven that even if there were some detours along the way, you can rea...
Lucy Fischer
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Headstrong | Stubborn | Spontaneous | Loyal | Adventurous | Strong in her convictions ...
Gerry Richter
16 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Gerry has always been very strong-willed. She knows what she likes, what she doesn't, and she seldom bends to any who aren't in her closes...
Boaz Izem
30 ☆ mb ☆ hu Boaz would tell you he has led a fate filled life, full of dramatic personal relationships. This has led him to believe that he has all th...
Albertine Bellerose
Sixteen ☆ pb ☆ hu Albertine is an extroverted girl who due to feeling out of place in her current situation has become more introverted. She answers in cla...
Scarlett Fate
11 ☆ hb ☆ hu She is eccentric and very creative. She paints a lot and her favourite style of painting is abstract. She favours loud colours and messy ...
Adele DeVylissea
35* ☆ Halfblood ☆ Sorceraic There are two very distinct sides to Adele. One, is the happy, carefree, laid back person she would like to be all the time. During these ...
Siwan Llewellyn
16 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Organized and studious, but erring on the aloof and dreamy side of it. Siwan spend so much time traveling, that it was difficult for her t...
Rue Delaney
28 ☆ hbr ☆ fr Rue is odd. She’s always been odd. There’s just something mildly unsettling about her. It could be her eyes, that startling shade of ...
Vladimir Valentin
527 ☆ pb ☆ hu Vladimir is a bit of a mix in terms of his personality, however the most noticeable feature of his is the fact that he is extremely calc...
Morgan Ohara
13 ☆ hb ☆ hu Despite her situation, Morgan is a very sweet girl. She is rather shy, and introverted, but isn't afraid to make friends. She just needs s...
Violet Kalifa
28 ☆ hb ☆ hu Violet is incredibly tactile, but also very calculated and self conscious. While at first she may appear amiable she is very socially awar...
Amea Nedvidek
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc She's not easy to understand. She is for the most part, a cool calculating woman with a very serious look on life. She takes things person...
Ethan King
24 ☆ mb ☆ hu Energetic | Hyperactive | Friendly | Focused | Spastic | Inquisitive ...
Lorelei Valentin-Blair
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human To say Lorelei's personality is complex would be an understatement. She holds a deep intelligence that is clearly abnormal for a young ch...
Stanley Pike
17 ☆ mb ☆ hu Pike struggles to take most things seriously when it comes to his education, magical or otherwise. While not outright disruptive, his eff...
Alexander Winfield
19 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Sorceraic Alexander is an extremely friendly young man and enjoys the better side of life. He has already dealt with what it felt like and even now ...
Rosmunda Townsend
32 ☆ pb ☆ vt Though she may appear stoic, practical and professional much of the time, Rosmunda is far from unkind or lacking in compassion. In fact, i...
Sturn Haviland
26 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Veela The surface of Sturn Haviland can be very misleading, looking at the way she holds herself, speaks and moves one would think that the res...
Matt Belmont
51 ☆ hb ☆ hu Matt’s obsession with neatness and cleanliness is a defining part of who he is. He keeps detailed records of everything, organises his m...
Tony Wolfe
38 ☆ hb ☆ hu Srengths: Compassion- regardless of what others may think of him Tony has a rather large heart. He keeps it hidden as much as possible, th...
Lilith Evenstar
24 ☆ pb ☆ hu Lilith becomes known to any community she joins very quickly, owing to her outgoing nature. She is fair and frank, preferring to be honest...
Michael Grant-Jones
27 ☆ pb ☆ hu Michael is a complicated man, who has two distinct personalities; that when he is in public company and that when he is with his loved on...
Samhain Eros
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu Samhain is very quiet, and prefers to be on her own. She views people as untrustworthy, and tends to avoid them. However, she desperately ...
Dylan Connell
38 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Human Dylan Connell can be considered a very grim sort of man on the surface, more of actions than words. Often when he -does- speak it is short...
Cassandra Sullivan
18 ☆ pb ☆ fr Wildcat, pocket rocket, little bundle of constant energy and amusement, there's a reason she needed to take up dancing to burn some of tha...
Evony Wynter
16/17 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Centaur Evony is by default, a happy person. She enjoys the chance she has been given to attend schooling within the magical world and strives to...
Grant Thomas
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Grant is a shy but smart guy, incredibly loyal to his friends. ...
Eudoxia Miller
33 ☆ hb ☆ hu Eudoxia comes across to most people as cool and collected. She prides herself with always being in control of emotions, though she does no...
Hine Parata
16 ☆ hb ☆ hu While she likes to define herself as strong and athletic, her strength is in persistence. She has a tendancy to complete what she starts, ...
Alan Burdett
50 ☆ pb ☆ hu As a general rule, Alan is open, honest and likes to have a joke around. He was a Spencer student in school, and well known for his pranks...
Iris Glauert
15 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Iris is the type of girl that can easily overload herself. She likes to start projects, but not necessarily finish them, and her dreams ar...
Stella King
20 ☆ mb ☆ hu Stella is rather reserved and guarded.  Her family was close knit and traveled a lot.  She never had an actual home as a kid as the fami...
Leander Hue
26 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human While Leander is generally fair in grading, he dislikes untidy workspaces and is strict on his students in this area.  Lee loves organiz...
Sean Rhodes
27 ☆ hb ☆ hu Sean is a serious soul, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t stand up for himself or others. He’s incredibly loyal and you can always...
Audrey Adagathguarde
25 ☆ pb ☆ hu Happy, hyperactive, and peppy -- if there was a cheer squad then Audrey would be it. She can be almost childlike in her natural bubbliness...
Naoki Nakamura
17 ☆ pb ☆ hu Player Friendly Fake Outgoing Fashionista Polite Casual ...
Jonathan Azai
25 ☆ Halfbreed ☆ Fae Jonathan is an enigma of switching phases and no one personality or image he shows is entirely true only a fragment of what he wants to b...
Viktor Valentin
27 ☆ hbr ☆ dh Viktor is a fairly quiet man, but is more than comfortable with engaging in conversation with others, even those he has not met before. No...
Holly Bennett
17 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Holly is a little bit like marmite. People tend to either love her or hate her, well, a less extreme version of that. She is self confess...
Amy Lee
7 ☆ hb ☆ hu Amy is a very quiet, sweet little girl. She will go out of her way to comfort someone else, and tends to be always grinning and happy. She...
Zane Nedvidek
25 ☆ hb ☆ hu Serious. Sociopathic. Distant. These are just some words to describe Zane. He isn't much of a talker, but when he chooses to speak to you...
Daria Bishop
28 ☆ pb ☆ hu Many would say that Daria is the very definition of stubborn. The traits she has are almost a shock when you get to know her, she is outsp...
Ikedi Azikiwe
43 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ikedi is the type of person you want in your corner. He is compassionate and caring, and incredibly driven. Because he was the eldest of t...
Mary Ohara
29 ☆ mb ☆ hu Mary is a rather ordinarily happy woman, though she might choose to express it a little more vehemently than others. Always talkative, Mar...
Josie Wilson
22 ☆ Muggleborn ☆ Human Josie is, for the most part, an optimistic young woman. She loves life as it is, and wants to explore it--but one day at a time. She deals...
Sage Morgan
28 ☆ Halfblood ☆ Human Sage is very academic and very creative. She is sharp-minded but gets obsessed with one thing or the other. She is a good friend and she h...
Igor Drakov
30 ☆ Pureblood ☆ Vampire Igor did have a fairly pleasant disposition, but through trauma inflicted upon him by his father, his attitudes and personality changed, ...
Tory Pierce
22 ☆ pb ☆ hu Tory has always been a tomboy who loved getting into scrapes. She is more courageous than is good for her, and particularly susceptible to...
Jezebel Blair
25 ☆ hbr ☆ sc Jezebel is generally a friendly and understanding person in most aspects, this is because through her life growing up she herself has had ...
Maddison Harris
16 ☆ mb ☆ hu Maddie is like a rose, a delicate flower who can prick you with thorns if mishandled. She is a bit shy but a complete goofball around her ...
Maks Valentin
9 ☆ pb ☆ hu Maks is a cheeky little boy with a honey badger attitude to go along with it. Always cheerful, and willing to do whatever he wants and nee...
Elektra Devereux
31 ☆ mb ☆ hu Ely takes most of her life's problems on the chin. Most. For the rest, she usually hides it behind a mask of dry humour and sarcastic rem...
Thomas Sollozzo
53 ☆ pb ☆ hu Thomas is a dangerous individual who enjoys nothing more in life than money, murder, and torture. Sociopathic by nature, he shows very li...
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The Australian Home of Magic Tallygarunga is an 18+ post-Potter non-canon forum RPG, featuring Australia's only public wizarding school Tallygarunga.
Setting
Location: Rural Victoria, Australia
Current time: May 2018
Term Two: April 18th-June 30th
House Points
Flinders: 155
Sturt: 162
Bourke: 215
Spencer: 205
THE AUSTRALIAN HOME OF MAGIC

Marcus Carsen

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About Marcus Carsen

  • Birthday 03/13/1992

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    Falcon
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    10" Acacia with Phoenix Feather
  • Connections
    Rosmunda Towsend - Long Time Friend, Contact

    Lot Karras - Long Time Friend, Mentor

    Layla Garai(NPC) - Mother

    Ikedi Azikiwe - Friend

    Gemini Demetra - Possible More than a Friend?

    Carsen(NPC) - Father
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    (WIP)

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  1. Only I would have the idea of taking my bullies with me to Egypt. This is going to be one of 'those' trips I bet.

  2. The last time that they had traveled in a group like this had been when they all decided to head out to the zoo - or really - take Gabby to the Zoo while Gem and Himself explored the more 'Animalistic urges' of the atmosphere in their own shameless way. This time, that wasn't the intention, this time they were going to explore the place that both he and his mother, Layla, once knew as home. A different country with its own harshness of environment and a rich history that many remembered across the world, if not only, for the fact Media decided Egypt was a prime place to base things within. It was a casual walk through the airport where Marcus took the liberty of moving ahead to gather up the luggage and remove them from the conveying belt that swept through, counting out each bag that he memorized just before getting on the plane and storing them. As he settled all the bags in a circular form for the others to grab their things he stayed his hand in case the ladies needed a bit more help in holding something, more so, his mother due to her more frail nature and the lengthy trip by flight which perhaps had them all a bit jet lagged. Showcasing this a brief yawn formed from him. "At least I managed to get a good cat nap on the flight. . . But that still doesn't beat the good rest I'll be looking to get into." His hand pressed into his pockets as he pulled out his phone and turned it on as he watched it build up with missed notifications - several calls being missed a few businessmen and clients, but also one from Lapis. Which ushered a brief sigh not in particularly good headspace to deal with that list of questions and prodding that would come from her, especially after this long of a time apart. "Alrighty, crew, find your stuff and we'll try to find our 'Taxi'. I use the word very loosely. . . But hey, at least we have someone willing to put us up so less money to spend on a Hotel." He shrugged. Layla shambled towards the collection of bags taking a brief seat on a nearby bench. "My. . . You act as a tourist like you've never been here before. . . Take a breather." It was her way of saying she needed to take a brief break herself before pressing onwards. Hands shifted through her purse as she dug deep into it to grab her own cell phone. "I figure you won't call back so I'll do it in your stead!" And. . . It began. The overriding, Marcus poked his lips out with a protested frown at the last portion but waved his hands lightly. "Alright, alright, we can take a brief break. And don't make calls in my name! I'm going to have a rough time as it is anyways with a bunch of nutcases in the same room. At least let me keep my sanity for a few more hours. Speaking of nutcases. . ." A Playful smirk shifted onto his face as he turned his gaze towards Gemini and Gabby, both of his arms woven across one another to press them firmly against his chest. "How are you two doing? Need a break too? A quick pit-stop at the ladies room before we hit the road?"
  3. "That is an excellent point. . ." Marcus mumbled lightly in consideration then remembered a few experiences where a feline has proven to be every bit of formidable as he had expected it to be. "Knowing most of those evil kitty geniuses they probably would make us -think- they didn't know how to use them before laying it into us." It was an amusing thought, that a cat would be so vindictive that it would forget such a core function as opposable thumbs which naturally they'd eventually know how to react and use them if it had ever come to pass. That or if someone was secrely splicing cat's with thumbs in their mothers basement. Talk about a scary though in its own way. "Sounds like some of those folks don't know where to step or sit." A smirk pressed amongst the man's lips. Maybe another group or species would learn to make use of all their naturaly talents and gifts, though perhaps in his case he was being a bit hypocritical. There were a few of his natural attributes that he neglected to use purely out of the sake of proper social etiquette. His hand rubbed the back of his neck which followed a low laughter. "Yea. . . It's pretty counter productive to give a child another more crazed child to look after." Of course, the little girl wasn't by any means a common child who didn't understand responsibility. Rather, it was a good thing to cement those qualities that she has within it and then define them. "Figured it'd slap a smile on her face and maybe will actually be good for her. Most kids these days grow up without the right skills, maybe this will impart the right stuff for her." A shrug formed from his shoulders, he wasn't taking care of the dog himself so it wasn't that big of a deal, at least until he remembered that slight glare given to him by the little girl's mother. Nope, that meant it'd some how be in his ball park to handle for a bit. Eyes gazed over the various cats as he kneeled down and found one that was pretty much hairless aside from its whiskers that propped out of his snauze. An Egyptian breed cat, often prissy and reminded him every bit of a proper 'Elder Lady'. "This one isn't any prettier. . . Guess I'll snag her up for the old lady. She needs something for when I am working." That and it'd be a stress relief for her and by extension himself. "You pushed yourself up for a challenge there with two cats. All that yarn scattered around the house and the different corner plants tipped over with the dirt caking against the floor." Hell, when Christmas came along the tree wouldn't even survive that debacle. Poor tree and balls. "At least your niece will have some good ol' fun with them." His attention shifted towards the kitty mougle. "A Husky, she wanted a breed that was 'similar to a wolf'. We aren't going to get an ACTUAL wolf in the house that's just sillier. . ." A hand rubbed at his chin is contemplation of the idea of even getting a Husky. "But she's energetic and goes outside often. Needs a breed that can match that kind of tenacity and energy build up."
  4. Where did he stand with pets? Personally, he wasn't sure as often most didn't give him a chance and vice verse but there had been the whole circumstance of predator air that warped about him to many animalistic senses. As the man spoke a small smirk stretched along his lips. "If they had opposable thumbs I'd be screwed, opening up the cages and bolting out to scratch at my face." The irony being that he was from Egypt and many there still held a reverence towards Cats due to the more religious aspects that thrived within the country. "I don't think I could keep up running forever in a cat apocalypse. All the call for water and cat food that's expensive." A hand rubbed at the edge of his chin as his eyes glanced over the various breeds of felines that were harbored. "Maybe. . . I know I am here for a little puppers too, have to make the kiddos in life a bit happier." That's what he gets for ever thinking getting an animal was a good idea and he knew exactly what Gem would do, make him give the animals sanctuary considering her much more modest place in comparison to his own. He never understood why she chose to live in such a small place given other factors but as long as the two of those ladies were happy he had been fine with the arrangement. "The cat is more so for the old lady. She enjoys the presence of one reminds her back home of Egypt." Personally, he always disliked the way some cats looked because some were just hairless devils. And expensive. But the more mild and loving ones were alright enough for him to feel comfortable and relax around as long as they didn't snarl. Marcus' eyes shifted towards the area where dogs had been kept up once more as his head lobbed left and right. "Carrying two animals out is going to be really annoying but, eh, doable." He had the strength for it but it didn't mean it wasn't going to be a hassle on how to maneuver about and finding that 'Tetris' manner of getting by the front door with everything else he'd need to carry out. "You seem to have found yourself a winner there." His attention had been brought back towards the curiously buccaneer looking cat that had been nuzzling against the man's hand. "Thinking about getting a kitty buddy to trounce around the house as if they own everything about it?"
  5. 😩Nearly forgot how much work preparing to step out of the country is. Mother is excited however. . . 

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    2. Rosmunda Townsend

      Rosmunda Townsend

      Don't forget to bring back souvenirs. It's been some years since I visited Egypt.

    3. Gemini Demetra

      Gemini Demetra

      Scared of teenagers now, Marc?

    4. Marcus Carsen

      Marcus Carsen

      I'll try to pick something up if I can carry everything. You know the kind of slave driver Gemma is.

      Pfft, I am scared of nothing, Gem. I'm more worried about having an aneurism from teenage angst. 

  6. Ikedi, It’s. . . A step. There are still some reservations on my end, but circumstances have changed and have put me in the position where I cannot continue to be petty. You may have me on that one, she just showed up way ahead of schedule. She’s sick so I’m having a doctor friend of mines keep her health under wraps. At least offer a bit more comfortability. You’re speaking to the choir – my mother hasn’t stopped about dropping hints on her wanting grandchildren. She’s even gone through the trouble of making sure the atmosphere was nice enough to ‘spark’ that urge. Beginning to creep me out. Think my own mother prefers the troublemaker that is taking root in my life. Lucky me. I admit I do enjoy unique fabrics I’m hoping it’s something gentle to the skin! At least to my skin things can get itchy and very uncomfortable in a quick moment. It’s why I enjoy Egyptian silks, while heavy and protective against the sun they are very smooth and relaxing. I have been thinking about that myself lately. There are still some years ahead of both of us but with each passing year a new generation is taking the reins and it will eventually be their responsibility once they position themselves in life to take it up. I don’t think they’ll have too much of a hard time polishing it into a new shiny rock. It’s a growing age of creativity, energy, a wave of change that most won’t even expect. Though I don’t think Hope will ever die out, it maybe withered and dirtied but I imagine that is what the concept of the Greek myth, Pandora’s Box, is truly about. The heavy oppression of the world and its worries and even amongst it all Hope is still the strongest thing to pull everything back and keep it contained from total corrosion. Hot can be good sometimes, I’m no fan of heat or fire at all. But it at least is a way to get a nice work out on the skin for some people. Plus, it’s a nice reminder on why you should only visit certain parts of the world once in a while, the terrible weather. Egypt can get pretty heavy in that aspect, so I understand what it means to feel like a wilting desert flower. What is authority if you’re shutting down something shady? Heh, but the locals should know. Maybe the really savvy ones can give you an idea of how to get one over on the monkey instead of the other way around. There is always that one banana weakness. - Marcus
  7. Ikedi, It's cool man, I understand when family business comes to play believe me! My mother ended up showing up with quite the bit of news so it's been throwing a bit of the normal into more chaos. Parents for you, right? I'm always up for a few artifacts from another culture! The stories and tales behind them give something to talk about and they're just too cool not to have around. Planning on heading back to Egypt for a bit myself so I'll bring back a few things, not like the folks going with me would even let me forget. Sure, I'm always game to talk a bit about the paper and the info that pops up! Picking brains helps for the scholastic effect of the readings, let's it all come out better or to keep in mind what to clarify better. Benefits all around, I'd think. Ha! Who needs casual these days, am I right? But the Weather isn't too bad. A bit too hot for me but that can be stated most days this time of year. But tough customer sorts are always the talk of the town. Tells you who to avoid or at least in the event you need to pin bad work on someone you know who it is. Regards, Marc
  8. "Ah, You got me! I was going to hire the B-Team and hope you'd never even notice! Darn." Marcus made a snap of his fingers as if he had been caught off guard with his own trap. Smile shined at the woman even as her laugh enveloped the area which had only been pretty infectious in his own right causing his own laugh to press out. He wasn't sure if he was on the level of 'outrageous' as some may have considered themselves but he knew how to put a bit of oomph into something that had been certain. Then again something told him with Gemini? What may be considered ordinary on the standard would suddenly shift to less likely. His dinner turned out to be some messed up forced date that ended up with his Mother at his steps after all. "Hehe, Yea, but most don't have the tenacity of a hunter pressed into them - now do they?" Eyes widened and it almost seemed like a gleam within them at the idea of it all. She was worth the chase, all that effort of being a hard-ass and troublemaker had been endearing traits of the woman. "Does she? Hmm. . ." If that had been the case then he had an idea that would actually be pretty fruitful not only to his paper but to segment something that could bring a bit of awareness towards growing creativity of the younger generation. That was the kind of thing people needed to see in the world, sure, there had been a lot of bad stuff he reported on that could strike fear - some may even call it scare tactics because of how honed in the truth had been. But there other side of that truth had been that there was goodness enough in the world, around them, that generated kind hearts. "Then I'll have to make sure to give that talent of hers some spotlight! I'll clear up some space on my paper to put a place for her stories - 'Dawning Creativity of the Young' Sections - Or shortened - DCY." Most people didn't like long titles with papers and shortening it to acronym's made them pop out more for some odd reason. "Docking me points!? Crap. . . I better put on my A-Game for that too. You're like a freaking harsh critic! I've never met such a snob." A tongue protruded out from him as he positioned it towards Gemini before slipping it back inside of his mouth. That gaze that shifted towards him from her was a knowing tell as he reached his hand over towards hers. "Hey, I don't do it all the time. Not as much as I used to. " A thumb smoothed over the back of her hand. "Well, I think I'd have major issues if I am pretty at all." A grin formed back on his own face. Though he had considered growing his hair back out that would take a LONG while to pull off. Then the dastardly woman put him on the spot with his growling which caused his mouth to drop agape as if he was tattled on. The snitch and not the golden one! "Ah. . . Y-Yes, but it's sometimes something that can't be helped." Like in the bedroom - there was just something in him that struck such a primal chord that growling could only be the one answer he gave before feasting on her carnally and for nourishment. "It's a Dhampir thing, kiddo. Heh." An eyebrow raised at the excitement that struck in Gabby about the dog. Balto. . . He remembered reading a book about that dog once though he never seen the movie. "When is your birthday, Gabs?" If she wanted a dog he'd get her a dog - Why was he being such a dad?! "He was a wolfdog, a Mutt, but strong and determined." Of course, a Husky, was much less dangerous. Hybrid animals often suffered with their domesticated natures and their chaotically wild natures. He couldn't put the girls in that kind of unpredictable danger but Husky dogs were beautiful and their coats were fascination. Not to mention the type of energy they held could match Gabrielle's.
  9. "Nosferatu, no, I wouldn't have everything settled that fast anyways. I'm good, not that good." A gentle wink pressed towards Gemini though he understood what she meant. There was time and planning but it was also something that he needed to make sure that his mother's Health was going to be better than usual which involved more prediction than facts. Even then he knew Layla wouldn't simply let him go without her. "Oh? You don't? Perfect, means I can slack and you'd never know the difference!" Marcus grinned towards the young woman though it was clear by his gaze that he wouldn't skimp out on what he meant, intending to go full steam. "See, I would ask 'You can cause more?' but that's just me asking you to prove that fact." His expression twisted into an inquisitive one as he stared at her. "But whose to say I wanted an easy catch? I could have those without much work. The chase is the fun." That wasn't so much cockiness as it was that he could have charmed any person, but he chose to chase after this stubborn trickster. That sense of life she held within her veins called to him both figuratively and literally. He had been about to say something but the young girl already bolted out of her chair in search for whatever had been on her mind to look into her. A gaze shifted towards Gemini with a light shrug that seemed to follow afterwards from him. "Hey, I don't mind. It keeps her happy and she seems to enjoy it. That's an upside and its rare for a kid to love so many different stories too." Most hyper focused but the fact she had such different interests showed she was above-average. "We both know I am more than willing to test it I have a few ideas to gain it to a nice juicy status which will give you a buzz and a strong taste of meat." There had been a few recipes that used things such as bourbon and whiskey to not only give it a bit of a spike but also to fuel it with a moisturizing taste rather than a dry one. A slight chuckle formed after her ridicule of his usual choice of food. "It's a step by step process. Some days I still need to use it because it's too late for me to do much cooking. If I am running late in the morning I just make something early for her and bolt out." It's true he could always order some legitimate food while he's out with clients but that often didn't fit his fancy. Gabby seemed to have arrived back at the table with what seemed to be a picture clasped in her small hands. Eyes followed over the picture and a smile creeped over his face, genuine and truly touched that she had give such a thought to him. What was this feeling on the inside that he had been feeling? It was almost like a sense of pride in this young girl for being so thoughtful, considering someone apart of her life enough to draw him into it as a critical part. "Ha! Yea, I can admit my mother is much prettier than I am. And more chatty." And conniving, did he forget to mention that bit out loud? "Oh? A puppy?" Marcus' hand reached out gently to touch the paper and give it a more interested glance taking in the work that she had put into it with his eyes. Each detail, stroke, the formation of her person child-like style had slowly been etched into his mind. A small side-effect of someone who wanted to pay attention to details in every moment of his day as well as it being a career skill for him. "What kind of dog is it that you want? Do you know?" Probably too intense of a question to ask anyone about a breed or style but he figured if he had an idea of what it'd look like than maybe he could surprise her something.
  10. "We'll have some time to really get through the details of it all later." Due to it being more spur of the moment in terms of decisions a lot of the necessary things may not be in play such as making sure bills are handled before hand, enough finances are appropriated but not overly pushed into a vacation fund. On his own front he needed to make sure he cleaned up work related clients and publications out a bit earlier or have someone produce it themselves on the necessary day and time after reviewing the information and double checking sources. That would at least take a good while to plan but shouldn't be too much of an issue. Marcus wasn't entirely sure how he felt about the idea there had been conflictions going about and not focused on his issues with his mother. "Yea, chatty McCathy and her poking into peoples businesses when she thinks the 'Going gets tough'. Had enough bridezilla's in my sights to know when a talk is coming alone from the woman." He made it more a habit to tune his mother out during those days. "Getting pampered? What more could you want?" A smile formed on his face even though she had been pampered with a generous breakfast! Maybe there had been a lingering intent to be more 'official' and bringing it up in the proper setting. "Prey never disappears over night. Well, unless it's of human-like intelligence. Then they can be on a train or plane in a split second. . . But USUALLY it doesn't skip town or the region." A grin formed on his face, he wasn't sure what to really classify it as himself but the idea of a hunt? That was just pure excitement like the feeling one gets just before hopping onto an overly intimidating rollercoaster. "Besides, I know you aren't going anywhere. You were very adamant before about sticking around, remember?" Even as the idea of kicking her right out of the door fell after she had interfered with himself and Layla's connection he. . . Couldn't. Not because of this new found bond with his Mother, which still needed development, but purely because he had already been drawn to the young Mother enough to want her around. "Yeap, I'll even help pack your things up for school and do last minute homework checks if your mother's too tired." Of course, that also implied he'd be around more than just the mornings and he was digging himself in a hole on that one. The young girl's affection towards him hadn't been missed and yet it was clear has day that he also had an affinity towards her as well. Maybe it had been the fact they were similar in many ways as far as growing up had been. He couldn't deny that he was in a loving home even with a single parent and that the absence of a father either by choice or force still held the same weight. "She's right on that, I don't know nothing about no cooking. Going to need a real master at the art to help me out there." He knew enough to survive and adapt, he missed his cup of noodles. . . "Making meat is kind of my thing these days since someone seemed to push that I get more of it in my system. But hey it was a pretty good suggestion! You should see me with hamburgers more juicy than any restaurant you've eaten from even your defined palette for them will accept it!" It was written on his face, that little nick name he teased her with, Burger Snob. He hadn't stopped her from clearing the table and in fact even started to help her so it wouldn't be put all on her hands to do it. "Well, if you want me to start eating less processed crap I need people to cook for other than myself. I could easily go back to me noodle heating, cup in the hand eating ways!" The tilt of his head showed a conniving smirk knowing the last thing she'd want to hear is had went back to eating unhealthy foods. "All of them you say? Well we probably will need to try everyone of them." A shrug formed after as the thought alone seemed to bring up a pit wide appetite within himself. He had a lot more endurance to go and tapping out had never been his kind of game to do. As her lips pressed against his cheek a small smile curled upwards almost tempted to try and capture her lips but let sleeping dogs lie for now. "So if I remember. . . We're going to make individually specially designed cookies! We have to plan the right and favorite shapes for everyone."
  11. How did he manage to get himself talked up into this particular situation? By self coaching that's why and it nagged at him that he would even push himself enough to walk into a pet store. To hear everything at such a high degree was the most annoying thing he could have ever considered and what made it worse? Each animal had its own sound, the way its body reacted to the natural feeling of being alive and on top of that the way their natural instincts governed to make some of the worse noises around. Scratching noises, the sound of fur and skin being slide across some form of metallic object, the barking's and mewling's of dogs and cats along with both kinds of animal's deciding it'd be a good moment to start pawing at whatever had been around. A hand rose up to one ear and his eyes widened trying to resist the urge of feeling like a drill right in the center of his brain. "Nosferatu. . . What in the hell are these animals have? ADHD?" He shook his head. The reason he was even near Hoot's & Whispers had been him meeting up with Rosie involving his mother, he still hadn't chewed her out about ditching at his hard worked dinner. Realization then struck that Gabby's birthday was coming soon and she could use a little cuddle buddy around the house, especially to help her develop more of that natural discipline in her. He didn't think Gemini would mind too much but he also felt it was good to force certain things on the single mother, only fair that he return the favor. What would have made a proper gift? A young girl who had a fearless streak could take any pet but it also just had to fit her personality which meant. . . Snakes were out of the question! As he passed through the isles he could see the various options that they had for entertaining the different animals, making sure they got the exercise that they needed and kept up with everything. Marcus drew closer to the section where they seemed to keep much of the rodent population that could be considered domesticated pets. He leaned in to see one that had been running along a small wheel provided for it on the inside of the tank and he gave a gentle tap. "Well~ Hello there~. How are you hanging little gu-" It didn't take long for the rodent to suddenly freak out as if it were being hunted down and bolted faster than it was running on the wheel to hide in a nearby false house that gave it a sense of safety. He snorted lightly. "Hey, if I was going to eat you, then you'd have already been lunch!" He whispered threateningly. He should have thought this over, some animals with a higher survival instinct would definitely sense something was a bit more 'off' about him, that he'd be someone that would chase them and tackle them down like a predator. Though none of these creatures were justifiably a morsel to him, for starters, they were animals and not of humanoid status that already struck them off of his list! "Barely have enough of a supply to even satisfy me, punk." It didn't take him long to turn away and decide for animals that typically didn't have such a high pull of that level of survival in them. Well. . . Looked like his options were going to be Cats or Dogs, but even those particular animals he needed to be careful a bout. Marcus passed by a man, who by all descriptors, looked about as foreign as he did. Barely stepping into the pen where they kept majority of their feline tenants and there had been a ring of hisses from some of the ones that felt a bit more threatened than they needed to be. "Lords. . . You figure they'd let me say something before actually hissing at me. They all must be part of the demon cat cults." Yes, some cats, were just evil by nature. True evil that fooled people and planned the down fall of humanity and no one can say any different.
  12. Oh boy, did the man know he was wrapped around the little tikes fingers. He knew when a cut off needed to be done and even then it was something that was difficult to even conceive let alone bring up and use a means to halt the young girl from getting her way -all- the time. Alas, he hadn't be successful in that endeavor what so ever and the future looked bleak in that kind of conquering impact. The trip, however, was fully his own idea and seeing her excited about his home country only felt like having her see it would gain her an understanding of it. She needed a grasp of the questions she was asking about and many of the wonders in Egypt could never be explained by words but only told by the tales of the eyes. A grin formed on Marcus' face at Gemini's accusation of Gabby and just watched as the Mother-daughter duo had their fun. It was refreshing this time he felt less jealousy and more like it was his family having their time- Waaaaait a minute. His head shook briefly to shake that kind of feeling and thinking from permeating itself inside. He knew that Gabby was also extremely fond of him which was cemented part of his reason on why he had decided he'd stay around, not just because of her or because he actually wanted to - Good luck getting him to say that around a bunch of people. But because of Gemini as well. He wanted to stay with the woman. "I was taught by the best! You may wonder why my mother is such a 'Time is everything, go cease your romantic moments!' Well. . . Woman reads like a greeting card because she used to assist with Wedding preparations. Practically has a memorabilia from every wedding and remembers those days vividly." His hand rose up as he shook it to dismiss his meaningless rant. "Point is, you're in good hands. I got the knowledge." Marcus smirked at the woman while he shook his head and playfully rolled his eyes at her. "Some people hunt for their dinner! In this case it's the hunt for a lady." He offered her a coy wink, but really, it was the hunt for heart. To claim it for himself which had been odd to admit even internally. Narrowed eyes glanced towards Gemini and her snark filled words until it seemed to whip back at both of them in a quick succession by Gabrielle. Well, that was something he hadn't expected to come out of her and yet something told him he should have seen it coming. Living together? He and Gem hadn't even figured most of things out about where they even wanted to go for a starting relationship and yet here was Gabby more than ready to have him be apart of their life permanently. What was he going to say? His eyes lingered on her and then towards Gemini, whom had already made the decision as expected since she was her mother. He was. . . Just a man. He tried to get himself mentally out of the mindset that he was more than that to this young girl. He coughed a bit after finishing the last bit of his bacon and nodded. "Yes, just a small joke! But I'll be around." A hand lightly nudged Gabby as he smiled towards her. "I'm not going anywhere, Kiddo, so you'll see all of me anytime you want." He didn't speak words he didn't mean. That had been perhaps a character advantage to his personality which could shift depending on who had been effecting his atmosphere. His place wasn't so bad for housing more than four people in general. It'd originally been designed to be a safe house with him as a guard but he could always make a better secured place that wouldn't threaten his family . . . His -loved- ones. A hand pressed to his head as he shook it trying to unhinge the thoughts. "Haha, perfect, I'll be looking forward to it." Maybe it was a bit dirty and suggestive even presumptuous. But something told him both of their appetites for one another had been harder to quench than the thirst in the heat.
  13. "Hey, I keep my word." Which was true he had never said or agreed to anything he didn't intend to follow through with one of the few things that reminded him on why he always kept himself on good terms with most people. The honesty when he could offer it but most important had been the honorable nature that one wouldn't expect of a creature of a night designed for seduction and temptations in order to capture a prey. As Gabby turned his gaze towards Gemini his own gaze shifted towards the woman as he smirked a bit. He had yet to realize how this all sounded like a -family- vacation. 'Don't worry, I don't plan to break the little girls heart. I need to contact a friend there she can set us up with a nice place.' His mind reached out towards the woman. After all, it was a big thing to promise and one that is almost always broken for kids rather than followed through. "Instead of magic we can go in a bit of a style. Plane and all." At least this way they'd be able to take Layla with them. She'd throw a fit knowing they were going and didn't take her. A grin formed on his face as she gave in with the assistance of Gabrielle. Finally, he got a win using her own ally against her! That won't work all the time and he knew this but something in him wanted to see how further 'this' could go. Just in a more formal setting, something that would define one way or another what they would perhaps be to one another. Even with her playful huff his eyebrows wriggled a bit at her with a shit-eating grin. "Promise it will be good. Gabby can hang out with Layla and Rosie a bit during that day." The thought alone flashed a quick image in his mind what could be done and it hadn't been due to him being any form of romantic but just considering both of their personalities and tendency to play around more than anything with one another in a good way. He would notice that glint in her eyes anywhere especially this far in which meant she was going to give him a fight every inch of the way. He'd expect nothing less and wouldn't want it any other way. The challenge is what made it all the more enjoyable on many levels. If anything the more he'd feel her on his skin the higher the chance Gabby and Layla may find themselves alone for a good thirty minutes or an hour. "The hunt is on then." His lips parted and a tongue ran across the sharpness of his elongated fangs as he stared intently at Gemini. A mixture of hunger and desire bore in his stare at the woman, not the hunger of his predatory nature but of the more. . . Lustful predatory nature. She knew just how to get him going by being difficult in every facet. "Then looks like you're going to need to show me a few more of the stuff you like to put in your pancakes, Gabby." Marcus had planned to come by more often and not only just to spend a long night of bed wrestling with the girls mother. He found that spending time with her had unlocked a new side of him and it was slowly started to corrode over his usual senses and fears. "How about. . . We make in an every morning thing? We can make pancakes then you can tell me how school is going for you? The stuff you're doing and all the different programs you'll be apart of." A hand reached out to rest on her head gently as he smoothed the hair downwards. Gemini's question caused his hand to retract away from Gabby as a small smile formed. "Mmm. . . How do you feel about chocolate and strawberries?" At least to give Gemini an idea of just what he had in mind. There were places he'd enjoy putting the chocolate on, equally, the strawberries between. He was a very naughty Dhampir. "You just have that Queen Bee look in your eyes. Sitting down swinging your leg back and forth watching us do all the cooking." He smiled with the teasing tone filled in his words. "Oh, You're good." That smile grew wider as he nodded towards her finishing up half of his plate already through all the talking. "Make sure you pack the sandwiches with some protein. Something tells me you're going to need it." An eyebrow arched upwards at the woman another suggestive thought pushed.
  14. He smiled with a soft chuckle that feel from him. Never had he seen someone so such excitement to hear about his homeland and while he was a bit bashful about someone being so gung-ho about the ideas that surrounded the land he found it endearing. "I'll take you there sometime when we get a chance, that sound good?" That was the most he could promise the young girl but the rub would be he couldn't step inside of Egypt without having a few issues one of them being that his childhood wouldn't hear of him coming in and not stopping in for a visit. Did he really need more people sniping at him in his life in teases? "That sounds like a good step! You'll get to see all the hard work that's happened over the years and the way the desert has and continues to impact against those structures." It was clear that once upon a time things like the Sphinx and Pyramids were beautiful marvels that cannot be replicated even with all of the technology that they held. But they were bad with being kept up especially being buffeted by the power of the wind and coarse sand that whittled away a lot of the surfaces and filled in many of the small cracks that added the beauty. "Oh, so you're saying I should feel offended that you -didn't- ask? I'm hurt, Gemma, after all I've done for you." And to her. A faux puppy dog pout face formed as he looked towards the woman. "Don't you think your Mommy and I should have ourselves a romantic dinner sometime this week, Gabby?" Where a surprise wasn't going to pop in his doorway. Marcus snorted a bit as he smirked towards the woman. "Doesn't mean I'm still not going to try." She had the upper hand so far but it had been time he started taking the lead on many things and his nature demanded that it happen one way or another. He had just chosen this particular path and moment to start and build upon. It didn't take deep insight to know that would make the young girls day, after all, she had such a gentle and sweet heart. Making something personalized took effort and that effort would show as a care and thoughtfulness. Something people will remember in terms of the kindness that would be shown from it. Between it all his fingers grasped the edge of his knife as he started to cut into the pancakes severing a small triangular piece to plop inside of his mouth. It was chewy, really chewy, and smacked with assorted cluster of flavors that came from the gummy bears. It was sweet and yet delicious at the same time. "Heh, this isn't bad. Really tasty and unique taste to it all." Maybe it had been the batter or the way the pancakes cooked around each individual gelatin treat but it had offered a new sensation to the idea of what could be acceptable during breakfast. "Shame, trying to make us do more heated labor. Breakfast is going to cost you the more you want it made, Ma'dam Demanding." He tutted the fork towards he direction in jest. Though he knew the proper payment which ironically in his mind. . . Hadn't be a sexual intention what so ever. Which gave his expression a very weird look on it. Fact remained that he could be pretty happy just holding and kissing the woman like they had done earlier in the morning. All of this was feeling more homely by the second and he could feel his body and emotions settling in while his mind tried to yell at him about getting too comfortable. "Sounds like the plan. And -you're- helping bake the cookies. We can't have you lounging around and not making proper memories, now can we?" He smiled gently at the woman. "I think it'd be a day that's pretty worth it." Did he say that aloud? That was suppose to be a thought! His mind mentally sighed though didn't show it on his face he really was stepping in everything now clumsily.
  15. A smirk twitched from him not expecting that entirely as her response. He had forgotten the inflection of words were often different everywhere else. "No, no - Not that kind of mummy." Marcus offered a low laughter at how he could describe the entire idea behind it all. "Mummies, it's a word in Egypt that refers to those tightly wrapped up and bound after having being cleaned and prepared for burial. Mummies can be boys or girls, mums or dads. " As for why people would dig up Mummies, he didn't know, maybe curiosity had taken away reason and destroyed morals. The audacity of the want to know growing so harsh in the minds of people, wanting so much of their past that had been forgotten. Things were left to be idolized when it came to the Pyramids and the dead, not to learn from them. His gaze shifted towards the chuckling Gemini, this woman was enjoying it way too much. Or maybe. . . Just enough. "You weren't worrying about my grumpy ass a few hours ago." As she winked and poked her tongue out he shot her a playful grin, a few hours ago her hands were grasping and slapping that ass of his. Though he gave off a soft sigh which followed by a gentle shake of his head at the thought of 'Good memories' what even were those anymore? They all became more jumbled up along with the bad ones that it didn't make them worth reliving or reveling in for himself. "Hey, what I do works for me." Not that he had much to show for it, successful career start and moving strong - a pretty decent home for the most part due to it and really not much else. An eyebrow arched up as the woman jousted a tease at him. "If you want a romantic dinner all you ever had to do was ask. Here I thought you preferred being more straight forward." He wagged his finger at her in a tut while he smiled. "Pretty sure we'd have to worry more about a plump Part-Veela." Which wasn't him being cheeky but honest. They hadn't been taking precautions and this far in? He wasn't going to be taking any at all. The well was already potentially in danger there so there was no point in stopping what they'd end up going back to anyways. Just felt way too good to even consider putting a rain coat on it. He figured she'd have sensed the relief but if she didn't bring it up then it meant it wasn't important enough for her to drag out of him, one of the few times she didn't anyways. "You think I can't do anything about it. Sunscreen isn't just for my people your delicate skin needs some attention too and it's only fair that I do the honest." Another excuse to feel along the woman's arms and body? He'd take that gamble. A grin shifted towards Gabby as he winked towards the girl. "Well if Mommy needs cookies too we need to make it extra special for both her and Miss. Layla. Something a bit different so they feel unique." Though it did give him an idea that he needed to pick up strawberries and chocolate to melt for much, much later. He waited for Gemini to place the mats down before he dropped the plates onto them smoothly. "Hahaha, I couldn't have done it with out you, Gabs." Which was true, she set up everything to make it go seamless and even had the process ready that he didn't need to do much other than assist with the ingredients and make sure that they were flipped. She was the real MVP. He glanced left to right in a conspirator way then nodded. "Luckily for you. . . I think we can get away with that." He grasped the small container and pressed the spoon into its soft layers to scope and pry up a few rolls and gently pressed it on top of Gabby's pancakes. Then he closed the lid and slid the spoon into the soap water by the sink before making sure both of the women of the house had been properly seated and their tables pushed in and then sitting down himself. It wasn't until he had sat down and gave a quick glance that everything that had built up as a possible problem in his mind became even more real, actualized into reality. No longer was it a battle between whether he wanted it or not, he did, now he had to figure out if he ever deserved something as peaceful as this kind of living - If Gemini had even see a future with him around, if he even saw one himself. "You ladies better dig it before it gets all cold and this hard work was for nothing!" Even as he knew he didn't need to urge either of them to eat he lagged behind himself just staring at the pancakes for a moment before taking a fork and knife to cut into its fluffy surface.
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