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Felix Gaeta ([personal profile] mr_gaeta) wrote in [community profile] milliways_bar2013-04-20 10:35 pm

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Gaeta accidentally acquired a new pet last night.

Granted, he's not really thinking of the bird as a pet yet. Tame as it seems, he has the feeling it'd do better back out on the grounds than cooped up with him in his room. He doesn't know what it eats or how to care for it. He doesn't even know what the frak it is.

Which accounts for the sizeable stack of bird guides and encyclopedias on a coffee table near the fireplace. Gaeta's stretched out along one of the couches; in the space below his right knee, the bird dozes, its comically large beak tucked under a (just as comically) tiny wing. If he remembers right, the outside was modeled on some place called "Scotland." A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe seems like a good place to start, then.

(Gaeta doesn't know that he's aiming about thirteen thousand miles too high and four hundred years too late.)



[ooc: and the mun is off to bed, but this post is open until it scrolls!]
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2013-04-22 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
He's exhausted, but it doesn't matter. He'd made a promise.

Hoshi lets the door drop shut behind him, and scrubs the back of his hand over his eyes before starting toward the bar.

Maybe a cup of coffee will help, first.
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2013-04-22 03:58 am (UTC)(link)
The movement draws his attention, and he pauses for a moment, then changes direction and heads toward the couch.

(Looks like coffee will have to wait.)

"Hi," he says as he approaches. "I see you're out--"

Only then does he draw near enough to see over the back of the couch, at which point he discovers that Felix isn't alone.
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2013-04-22 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
He looks completely startled by that.

"It - you - wait, what? How long have you been out?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2013-04-22 04:17 am (UTC)(link)
"... three shifts."

He catches himself on the back of the couch, staring at Felix in bewilderment.

"How-- "
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2013-04-27 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
"I--"

He shakes his head, giving up on words, and scrubs a hand over his eyes before pointing at the bird.

"What is that?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2013-04-27 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
Hoshi blinks at Felix, then at the bird.

"Er. Hello?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2013-04-27 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
"Don't you bite me," he warns, but he remains still and glances back at Felix with a wry smile.

"Followed you home, hm?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2013-04-27 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
"...oh."

His other hand tightens on the back of the couch. Hoshi looks at the bird, too.
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2013-04-27 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
"Hm?"

He looks up again, his expression blank for an instant before he nods.

"Coffee. Right. I was -- that'd be a good idea."
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2013-04-27 04:04 am (UTC)(link)



"I think maybe I'd better stick with coffee for now," he says, after only a moment's hesitation.

Hoshi smiles, a little.

"I've got a feeling that as soon as I go down, a nap's not going to be enough."
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2013-04-27 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
"Sure."

A beat.

"Think your friend there'll mind if I sit down?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2013-04-27 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
"You're fine," Hoshi assures him, and gingerly takes a seat, trying not to disturb the bird overmuch.
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2013-04-30 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
He hesitates, but only for a moment.

"Yes."

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