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03 June 2011 @ 01:39 am
WHO: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
WHERE: The Global Dynamics labs, and then a bar somewhere.
WHEN: Friday, mid/late-evening until ... sometime.
WARNINGS: Nerdery. Possibly making fun of Tony Stark.
SUMMARY: After work drinks; also, Peter Parker meets his grandboss.
FORMAT: Anything goes!

[ Peter walks down the hallway, backpack on his back and keys jingling in his hand. Not for the first time, he's the last one out of the lab he shares with several other Global Dynamics researchers, which leaves him with the job of locking up. It's not a task he minds; as social as Spidey can be, Peter is quite content as a mostly solitary animal, and the nicest thing about clocking in at odd hours the way he does is that he has plenty of space -- literal and metaphorical -- to think in.

Now he's thinking less of the various projects he's left back in the lab than getting pizza for dinner, and settling down in front of Comedy Central reruns (thank God this universe still has Stephen Colbert) for a couple hours before patrol. Sure, it's not the most interesting way to spend a Friday night, but what else does he have to do? ]
if (defined or != "") { print "
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[And meeting him down the hall is one workaholic with a mind for details and no need to raise her voice to get people in line. In short, Waller. Though she's looking to be in a pretty pleased mood, her afternoon activities already set. She tilts her head up at him, a little smile opening up.]

Parker. Rare that I actually get to see you these days.
Dr. Henry Phillip McCoy: Big smile!bluepurrymuffin on June 3rd, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
[It's Friday night, and what better way could Dr. McCoy spend the evening than to surprise his lady as she's working late? Hardly the first time he's dropped in on her like this, so security already knew him.

On the elevator, he whistles to himself as it brings him to her floor.
incywincyhero: peter: goofballincywincyhero on June 3rd, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
[ Meanwhile, back with Amanda, Peter's grinning. ]

Hey, Boss. Anything I can do for you?

[ Yes, he really will go back and unlock the lab if that's the case. HIS JOB IS AWESOME. ]
if (defined or != "") { print "
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Nothing for me, specifically. Just was wondering if you had some free time. Was thinking of getting a drink or two, enjoying downtime from work and the whole city going nuts for once. 'Sides, not like we get much chance to talk outside of work.

I'm thinking of roping Hank into it, too.
incywincyhero: peter: decisionsincywincyhero on June 5th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
[ He shrugs, awkward, hefting his backpack a little. ]

Well, I'm not doing anything tonight, so if you're sure you don't mind a third wheel ... and I should warn you I'm not much of a drinker.
Dr. Henry Phillip McCoy: I'm quite sure.bluepurrymuffin on June 5th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
[The elevator dings down the hall and Hank steps out to see them, already addressing Amanda as he approaches.]

Oh! Well, I see you're already on your way out. I...thought I might surprise you with a visit, maybe take you out after the long day.

Ah, Peter! I wasn't aware that you're employed here as well.
Dr. Nathan Stark: I won another Nobel Prizepushboundaries on June 6th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
[Nathan has been working late, as always, and is in a good mood as he leaves his office for the day, which is less common.

It's either a very good sign or a very bad one.

Waller. Parker... and I don't believe we've met yet.
if (defined or != "") { print "
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Ah, Nathan. Nathan, Hank McCoy. Hank, Nathan. And Peter... well, it seems you actually already know Hank. [Wondering about that. Did they work in a lab together before?]

And, well, we're all here - why don't all of us go out for drinks? Nothing rowdy or stupid. Just some downtime for all of us.

Hell, I'll even pay.
incywincyhero: peter: negative spaceincywincyhero on June 6th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, hey, Hank! Hey, Mr. Stark.

[ Oh, crap. Like socializing with one's very intimidating boss wasn't bad enough, now he has to contend with his grandboss, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the mentor he was thrown out the window by and hunted down</strike> walked away from under ... inauspicious circumstances. Not to mention the guy who's friends with his other identity but doesn't know this one, apart from the week spent babysitting his six-year-old self. Awkward just doesn't cover it any more, but he needs to make a good impression. ]

I'm up for it if everyone else is.

Edited at 2011-06-06 06:20 pm (UTC)
Dr. Henry Phillip McCoy: Oh hello!bluepurrymuffin on June 7th, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
[Hank shook Nathan's hand.] Pleased to finally meet this mysterious boss of Amanda's!

But, well, I'd actually expected to take you out somewhere anyway, so I certainly wouldn't mind a few tagalongs.
Dr. Nathan Starkpushboundaries on June 9th, 2011 12:12 am (UTC)
It's Dr. Stark, Parker.

[Although Nathan doesn't sound very unhappy as he makes the correction, and then there's Hank's... hand? Shaking a large, furry, blue hand is not what Nathan thought he would be doing today, but he can adapt.]

The pleasure's all mine.

Drinks sound good, and they're on me today.
incywincyhero: spidey: dance like you mean to win
incywincyhero on June 9th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
[It's swanky and tasteful. Possibly there is jazz playing, and there's enough of a crowd to create a convivial atmosphere without it being oppressively loud or stifling.]
if (defined or != "") { print "
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[Amanda steps through, collected and easy, sitting herself down, ordering a whiskey, and rolling her shoulders back. She seemed... quite content.]

So, Parker. How do you and Hank know each other?
incywincyhero: peter: decisionsincywincyhero on June 10th, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
[Peter considered getting a beer for the sake of his image, but getting tipsy in front of his bosses and Hank? Maybe not such a good first (second, third) impression. Instead, he has an apple karate, because this is a sophisticated joint where the bartenders have a good range of virgin drinks in their repertoire, and "apple karate" sounds acceptably manly.

Now he twiddles with his glass while glancing at Hank, eyebrows raised. How detailed do they want to get here?]

Well, we actually met at the same time as you recruited me, Boss, when I posted to the Network about my job search. I used to teach science and he teaches science now, so that was an icebreaker.

[A shrug, oh-so-casual.]
Dr. Henry Phillip McCoy: Most excellent! :3bluepurrymuffin on June 10th, 2011 12:54 am (UTC)
[Hank ordered a bourbon. It isn't particular a night he intends to drink heavily, but hell, it's his favorite.]

No need to be modest, Peter, we may as well disclose fully.
[To Amanda:] Peter's from my native universe! [He grins wryly at Peter.] We met when we were children.

[It's entirely factual, but with the actual order of events, Hank couldn't help being playful with the information.]
Dr. Nathan Stark: Fascinating. Honestly.
sorry about vanishing
pushboundaries on June 13th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
[Nathan is a little intrigued at this. He hasn't seen anyone from his native universe. Not that he's too upset about that.

He's having a scotch, straight up.

When you were children.

[It's just a prompt for Hank to continue, Nathan is sure there's an embarrassing story in here somewhere he can drag up at the company Christmas Party.]
if (defined or != "") { print "
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[And she rolls that over in her head too.]


[How old is Peter, and how old is Hank...]

I'm figuring science fairs were the norm for you two. [Heh. Little Peter and little Hank. Probably with extra thick glasses, presenting one teacher's pet's project after another, filled with terms nobody else in the class could get.]

Cute. [And she grins.]
incywincyhero: peter: thoughtfulincywincyhero on June 14th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
[Peter raises an eyebrow at Hank over the rim of his drink, but decides to play along. His slight smirk is out of nostalgia, honest!]

I did go to a lot of those as a kid. Social event of the season for the dweeby set. The dweebutantes, if you will.
Dr. Henry Phillip McCoy: Big smile!bluepurrymuffin on June 14th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
[Hank clasped his hands in front of him and smiled.]

Oh yes, no quicker path to being a "big man on campus" in the circles we occupied than to take first prize in one of those!