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19 December 2010 @ 10:37 am
C&C HOLIDAY JAMJAR ICE HOTEL HELL: PARTY  
WHO: AHAHAHAHA. Just... just tag yourselves in.
WHERE: The Gorsewick Hotel
WHEN: December 19th. 5PM-7PM for setup, 7PM onward for dinner.
WARNINGS: Let's just cover for your basics unless something more specific comes up.
SUMMARY: Miles Edgeworth and Remus Lupin are hosting the second comm-wide holiday party and have rented out the dining hall in the Gorsewick for the night. Everyone comes in for food, warmth, and (relatively... hopefully...) civil company. Whether or not they can leave is another story.
FORMAT: IF IT FEELS GOOD, DO IT! Long prose, action brackets, rapidfire dialogue, present tense, past tense--whatever floats your narrative boat!



The Gorsewick is not all that large a hotel, although it would very much like to grow up to be one someday, a mere five stories tall and having only a small parking garage to its name. The owner is clearly an optimistic sort of fellow, building a place like this in the City despite the risk the existence of imPorts poses to it and the hits the tourism industry has taken from their antics; bigger places than this have been smashed to pieces by enormous grey lizards with bad cases of heartburn.

Sadly, it just isn't paying off. At a time when people should be on vacation, packing his rooms to the max, the Gorsewick is... really, really empty. The groups renting out the dining hall are pretty much the only things keeping it afloat this month.

Still, appearances must be upheld, and although it is mildly understaffed, it is currently no less well-cared for. The handful of people on duty that night are friendly and the place is clean as a whistle--no bugs, no rats, no dust, nothing like that. He may be running a sinking ship, but the owner is damned determined to keep it a tidy one on the way down.

Come on in.
 
 
 
Rachel Grey: excal: rain falls but not on me
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temporaltossed on December 19th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
She's sitting alone, not really feeling the holiday spirit, and picking at the food on her plate. She has to admit that the spread, the whole party really is amazing and she feels terrible about not enjoying it more, but she can't help it. Last year at this time she was contemplating ski wear and what to get her family for the X-Men's huge ski-trip holiday extravaganza. This year she's got no family, her boyfriend just disappeared, and she's hanging on by a thread. If it weren't for the X-Men that were here, she might have just given up.

As it is, she's barely being sociable.

Edited at 2010-12-19 07:41 pm (UTC)
Dr. Henry Phillip McCoy: It's really quite simple.bluepurrymuffin on December 19th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
After he's done a fair bit of mingling, dinner is announced and Hank begins to contemplate where to sit. Seeing Rachel looking fairly forlorn, he comes around beside her and pulls out an adjacent chair.

"Is this seat open?"
Rachel Grey: uxm: mona lisa smiletemporaltossed on December 19th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
"Always." She gave a slight smile to Hank as he sat, a familiar face from what was definitely a better time in her life.
Dr. Henry Phillip McCoy: What was I thinking?bluepurrymuffin on December 19th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
He replied with a smile, "Ah, much obliged."

He settles himself into the chair with a small bit of fuss, ponders the silverware for a moment, then snaps back to attention. Indicating the awkwardly dressed gentlemen still standing next to him, he asks, "Have you met Spider-Man? I hope it won't be a problem if he joins us."
incywincyhero: spidey: leap into the unknownincywincyhero on December 19th, 2010 09:25 pm (UTC)
"Oh, Rachel and I have met before -- she helped me out with an, ahem, missing persons case a while back. Did the whole psychic medium thing," Spidey said.



[[In Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #6, true believer!]]

Edited at 2010-12-19 09:28 pm (UTC)
Rachel Grey: excal: devious little smirktemporaltossed on December 19th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Rachel hadn't missed the wall-crawler and she motioned to another chair. "Sure, more the merrier, I'll never turn away a fellow New York superhero. Have a seat."
Dr. Henry Phillip McCoy: Big smile!bluepurrymuffin on December 19th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
"So you have? How delightful!" Giving the room another glance, "So, quite a party, isn't it?"
incywincyhero: spidey: what.incywincyhero on December 19th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)
Spidey slips into his chair next to Beast, adjusting his suit -- the one over his costume as opposed to the costume itself -- a bit self-consciously.

"I wonder how big the turnout'll be? This is my first one of these shindigs," he explains to Rachel. "The Doc's too, I think, unless he's been even busier these past two weeks than I thought."
Rachel Grey: wok: meh whatevertemporaltossed on December 19th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
"I heard about it a little last year, it was huge." Rachel shrugged. "But all of us X-types went to Warren's home in Colorado for the holidays, so I didn't go."

She smile faded a little, she wouldn't trade those memories for anything, but they hurt a little knowing that just about everyone who'd been there was now gone.
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Sanji: bownotadartboard on December 19th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
In the absence of the caterers, Sanji has taken it upon himself to serve - well, to serve certain people he likes for his own reasons. He comes by with a bottle of wine and stops when he sees her...

"Miss Rachel! Can I offer you a drink? Or maybe the pleasure of my company?"
Rachel Grey: wok: mona lisa smirktemporaltossed on December 19th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
"I would love a drink. Please. And I won't say no to company." Maybe Sanji's enthusiasm would help pull her out of her funk.

She offered her wineglass for filling and used her teke to pull out a chair for him as an invitation.
Sanji: cool smilenotadartboard on December 19th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
He poured the drink with the grace of a first-class chef and then set the wine bottle on the table before sliding into the chair. "You're looking lovely, tonight," he said charmingly, not touching at all on the air of sadness around her. "Did you enjoy the dinner?"
Rachel Grey: uxm: look at thattemporaltossed on December 19th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
"I did. Did you help with it, it was amazing." She took a sip and smiled, leaning back in her chair, passing over the compliment. Dressing up had been habit, she hadn't really paid attention to what she pulled out of her closet. It wasn't even holiday themed and left over from fall, but it was clean and not jeans.
Sanji: gleenotadartboard on December 19th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
"Well, the tuna steaks were my doing," Sanji readily admitted. "As much as I'm at home in the kitchen, I like being able to be at the dinner table instead from time to time." He meant that compliment, though, perhaps less for the garment and more for the lady herself. He always meant it.
Rachel Grey: uxm: oh shuckstemporaltossed on December 19th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
Smile widening, Rachel gave Sanji a little nudge. "Those were fabulous and I'm glad to see you out here." And she did, she had to admit that she liked the pirate.
Sanji: smoothnotadartboard on December 19th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, good, a smile! That was just what he wanted. "Ah, you got to try it, then? Excellent!" Sanji leaned toward her, resting his scruffy chin on his hand. "I hope that means you're having a good time."
Rachel Grey: cable: oral fixationtemporaltossed on December 19th, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC)
"Not sure I'd go that far, but I'm not bored." Her smile faded a little, "I'm afraid I'm not really in a holiday mood."
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Calvin: tiredmore_surreal on December 22nd, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
Despite all the wonders and merriment around him, Calvin wasn't entirely enjoying the party either. There were just so many people! Calvin had never been very comfortable with large groups, and there were more people at the dinner than he'd ever seen in school. He felt surrounded, and the roar of conversation around him was giving him a headache. Feeling overwhelmed, Calvin gravitated to the nearest familiar face, suddenly flying up out of his seat and over the heads of the rest of the table and plopping down next to Ms. Summers' seat.

"Hi."

Edited at 2010-12-22 08:15 pm (UTC)
Rachel Grey: uxm: mona lisa smiletemporaltossed on December 23rd, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
"Hey, you." Rachel gave Calvin a genuine smile, she liked the kid. Wasn't sure how he was going to fare here this time around, but she was planning on keeping an eye on him.

"What are you up to this evening?"

Calvin: ewmore_surreal on December 23rd, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
"I got turned into a gnome. Also there's a vampire queen here and I think she's going to massacre us with her axe. And it's too noisy in here." Calvin leaned onto the table to grab a piece of bread, ignoring all the people around him. "Do you know when dessert is?"
Rachel Grey: wok: mona lisa smirktemporaltossed on December 24th, 2010 06:14 am (UTC)
"Oh, really?" Rachel chuckled, it was hard to tell if he was being serious or joking, but it made her smile, which was something she needed.

"I think it's an open buffet, did you want to go get something?"
Calvin: warymore_surreal on December 25th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
"Yeah. Wait, can I really just go get whatever I want? And nobody will care if I only get sweets and no vegetables?" Calvin was new to the wonderful world of unsupervised buffets.
Rachel Grey: excal: devious little smirktemporaltossed on December 25th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
"I will care. I'd be a pretty bad teacher if I let you just eat all sweets."

Rachel put a disapproving look on her face, and held up a finger, tapping her temple.

"You will eat some veggies and I will know if you don't."
Calvin: fairmore_surreal on December 25th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
"Oh come on!" Calvin protested. "You're off-duty right now, aren't you?And this isn't even a school. Aren't I outside your jurisdiction in here?"
Rachel Greytemporaltossed on December 27th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
"I'm a superhero, I have no jurisdiction." She smirked a little. "I am forever on duty against the forces of evil and little boys that don't eat their vegetables."
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