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DCI Gene Hunt ([personal profile] the_gene_genie) wrote in [community profile] milliways_bar2012-08-24 02:06 pm

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Gene only came down for a pint. He gets a napkin instead.

'...no.'

And another one.

'There has to be another way I can pay for-'

And another. He screws it up in his hand, and clenches his fist on the bar-top until it turns white.

'At least give me something to do.'

A box appears, then Bar promptly shuts herself off. Gene stays still for a moment, vibrating with anger, then stalks behind the counter. As ever, he ignores the specials board. He starts going through the box instead - it's not Lost Property. It contains...gadgets. An iPhone, an iPad, a laptop, a digital camera...the list goes on. He lays everything out, and stares at it, perplexed.


'Bar's open.'



[OOC: Mun is having the worst of days, so bartending's up six hours early as a distraction. Open for new threads all through the weekend. Go nuts. Please.

Calling it a night. Thanks so much for the threads, people! I've loved them all. Still open, if anyone wants in - I'll just be picking everything up tomorrow now, is all. <3333]
lady_bols: (shoulders)

[personal profile] lady_bols 2012-08-29 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
She wanders down after awhile, curious where he disappeared to, and not a little amused to see him behind the bar. She slips into a bar stool and leans forward on her elbows, peering at the pile of electronics.

'Hello? Go on a shopping spree, did you?'

lady_bols: (smile for Gene (S2))

[personal profile] lady_bols 2012-08-29 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Her eyes glitter with mirth at his discomfort with the technology. She remembers how frustrated he used to get with just a simple game of Pong.

'Well, pour us a glass of the house plonk, and maybe, if you're nice, I'll see if I can't talk you through it, hmm?'
lady_bols: (kissing gene)

[personal profile] lady_bols 2012-08-29 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
She's standing on the bar stool the moment he leans across, hooking a finger in his shirt and pulling him in close.

'With pleasure.'

It's a soft, warm kiss, one that lingers. Kissing him is still new, and she still gets butterflies any time he gets close to her. That's not going away anytime soon, it seems.
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[personal profile] lady_bols 2012-08-29 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
She settles back into her seat, chin on her hands, smiling like a kitten in cream, her gaze following his movements as he tries to find their new favourite red behind the bar. She'd feel sorry for him, if he didn't desperately need the distraction.

'And one for the bartender as well. I hear he's a bit of bastard if you don't tip well.'

He'll know very well the teasing lilt of her voice, her tone nothing but affectionate. She is smitten, and she doesn't care who knows it.
lady_bols: (s3 eyebrow)

[personal profile] lady_bols 2012-08-29 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
She only has eyes for him, and by the time she's pulling one of the devices close, there's a hint of colour in her cheeks that wasn't there a moment ago. One hand tucks a stray wisp of hair back behind her ear, and she pulls the iPad close and thumbs it on.

'I know what an iPhone is. This, however, is new. To me, anyway. Seems awfully large for a phone. But then, I always thought they'd be brilliant if they were just a bit larger.'

She muses while she thumbs through the apps. There's some sort of intergalactic web browser on here, the Milliways home page coming up with a variety of different languages to chose from, some of which she suspects are not of earthly origin.

'Oh hold on.'

What about the music? She pokes a few more buttons and types in 'Herb Alpert'.

'There you go.'

She flips it around and pushes it towards him a bit. 'Just hit the button with the little triangle on it.'
lady_bols: (s3 gently)

[personal profile] lady_bols 2012-08-29 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
'Dunno. You'd have to ask someone else, as these probably came out after I -- y'know.'

She's still leaning in close, enjoying his proximity. Next she pulls over the laptop and opens it.

'This, on the other hand, would set you back a tidy sum.'

She taps the space bar a few times, and then the power button. It chimes softly as it boots up.

'But this is a lot more powerful than that.'
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[personal profile] lady_bols 2012-08-29 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)
'It probably has Minesweeper. And Solitaire, possibly.' She frowns at the screen as she pokes around. It's been ages since she's had to do this, but it seems like she still knows her way around.

'And yeah, so you can work on your novel in the coffee shop, or the library, as it suits.'

She peers at him over the screen, one eyebrow rising.

'Or you can watch dirty movies in bed late at night. Not that I'd know anything about that.'

Nope, she'd never do anything like that, our Alex.
lady_bols: (s3 sassy with gene)

[personal profile] lady_bols 2012-08-30 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
'I am not.' Her indignation might be a bit feigned, given the way her lips twitch and reveal a wicked grin beneath. 'Just because a woman knows what she likes and isn't afraid to take care of it herself, doesn't mean she's a slapper, Gene. Good grief.'
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[personal profile] lady_bols 2012-08-31 02:13 am (UTC)(link)
She's still leaned in close, and taking great pleasure in blatantly looking him up and down, as if he were covered head to toe in the finest chocolate.

'To answer your first question, maybe I never found anyone qualified to handle such a -- delicate mechanism.'

'As for your second question, how would you define a slapper?'
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[personal profile] lady_bols 2012-09-01 09:31 pm (UTC)(link)
She folds the laptop closed, her eyebrows rising at his words. Her voice drops to a sultry whisper, pitched for his ears alone.

'Really, now. So you mean -- a woman who enjoys herself in bed? Who isn't afraid to wear a basque and thigh high stockings, the kind with the little garters at the top? A woman who knows what she wants and doesn't need to be told how to get it? Is that what you mean, love?'
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[personal profile] lady_bols 2012-09-01 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
She rests her chin on the heel of her hand, idly toying with the stem of her wine glass while she watches his train of thought derail.

'Oh, no? Were you casting aspersions on my sexual history again?'

She licks her lips, grinning, waiting to see how he gets out of this one.
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[personal profile] lady_bols 2012-09-01 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
She scoffs a little, and takes a drink, licking her lips.

'When have you not cast aspersions on my sexual history?'

'And I don't think there's anything wrong with not being afraid to talk about sex. Does it bother you that I'm so frank and open about the whole thing?'
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[personal profile] lady_bols 2012-09-01 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
'Oh really? What was it you said? Oh yes, I remember now. "Your knickers headed south so fast they needed their own rail card?" Did I get that right?'

She's still leaned in close to him, clearly reveling in this small taste of their former give and take. Also, there's a thrill to being able to flirt with him now, knowing that it can and will lead to something later.

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