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Vāstra II20-Dec-18 02:32 AM
INT. TRADEWIND LUNCH, AŇIRA CENTRAL STARPORT — SUNSET
A weekend evening in the most important city of the Safir Alliance means heavy traffic at the oldest of its three starports — and heavy traffic at its four restaurants, including Tradewind Lunch, which had recently celebrated the beginning of its 1,590th year of operation in the Western Terminal.
The door opens, and you are greeted by a fire-ant-taur with a tattoo of a phoenix on her upper arm. Seated at the bar, you notice several people of varying species, including multiple safir, a few nagas, a human, a qeegubmorein, two people that looked somewhat like vampires, a bespon, a white-feathered thing, and an aven in a toga and bomber jacket. Watching all of them carefully was a red-eyed male safir, his lower-armpit-length white hair tied back into a ponytail.
Your flight isn't for another few hours; why not get something to eat?(edited)
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 09:52 PM
Approaching the eclectic dining area is a tall, female safir, accented by her silvery hair which shows a rather unrestrained grace in the form of a few spikes up front.
Somehow she has the sense to dress somewhat nicely for this meal, none of her garments suggesting the often productive artistry of her day job.
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 09:56 PM
The fire-ant-taur leads her to a two-top table, where there is also seated, for a given definition of the word, a familiar-looking white-scaled brunette naga, who is presently nursing a tall, dark beer.
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 09:59 PM
The safir chirps a bit and smiles to the naga, offering her a hug before taking her adjacent seat. «Nice to see you again.»
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 10:00 PM
She smiles, hugging Alita back. “Oh hey there! Long time no sssee~”(edited)
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 10:07 PM
She giggles and gives the naga a quick sororal peck on her forehead, asking the bartender for a citrusy ale here. «I'm kind of surprised you didn't bring your sister, was she just not able to make it?»
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 10:08 PM
“No, I brought her, but she’s in the duty-free shopsss. Ssso how’ve you been?”
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 10:09 PM
«I've been rather productive, as long as my mate's little pet doesn't get too mischievous...okay, he's not really a pet, but it's hard to find a better word.»
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 10:14 PM
She nods, sipping her beer. “I don’t think I could handle that particular kind of halfbreed child.” ^^;
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 10:14 PM
«Oh no no no no, it's neither a child nor a halfbreed...» She blinks and blushes a little at that comparison. «Just...something different.»
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 10:15 PM
The snakelady tilts her head. “Then what are you talking about?”
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 10:20 PM
«Hang on, Selatha, I'll show you...» ;^_^ She chuckles and pulls out her phone, showing a picture of her boyfriend's little shadowbug, sitting on a counter in her own house.
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 10:21 PM
“Ohhhh~” She chuckles. “I can see how that’d be a handful~”
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 10:22 PM
«Just keep him away from spicy foods and alcohol if you ever meet him, please?~»
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 10:22 PM
She nodnods, her eyes widening slightly. o.o
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 10:24 PM
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 10:25 PM
She sticks out her tongue and hisses playfully. :]=
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 10:27 PM
While she is sipping her own beer, the naga's teal-haired sister is in fact approaching the host's table, indeed wielding a bag from one of the local stores.
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 10:34 PM
"Oh hey, welcome back!" She hugs her sneksister.
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 10:36 PM
"Heeeeyyyyy~" The teal haired one hugs Selatha, waving excitedly to Alita as well before setting the bag down between their tails. "I found some really nice chocolates over at the shops!" ^w^
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 10:37 PM
"Oh niccce~ Anything what'll last longer than five minutes, though?"
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 10:39 PM
"Pleasssssse sis, this is dessert, not a meal." <w<
Alita rolls her eyes slightly, sipping her beer as the snakes gab on. «I'm still not sure that's going to stop you, Z...»
"Ssssssure, the one telepath among us can't even call me by my full name~" She giggles again, coiling her tail slightly against Alita's leg, causing the safir to blush.
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 10:43 PM
Selatha giggles, sipping her beer. "On the topic of mealsss, I know what I want to eat." =w=
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 10:46 PM
Her sister meanwhile is still unsure, having been too excited by her shopping to consult a menu by now. "I'm not sure I've ever been here before, but given how it's been around it's gotta be great!"
But Alita's already good to go it seems, she seems to be enjoying her drink in harmony and merely waiting for an attendant to come by for them.
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 10:47 PM
Selatha sweatdrops, handing her sister a menu.
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 10:50 PM
The sister widens her eyes and starts looking through the menu, blinking as she takes a look at everything...
And after a couple of minutes she appears to have settled on something herself...
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 10:55 PM
Selatha nods, flagging down a waitress; a centaur obligingly trots over to their table, menu pad in hand. Selatha orders first, getting an appetizer of breadsticks & smoked cheese, and a main course of sindisei* mac & cheese. (* A sindisei is a lobsterlike creature that lives in Daia's eastern seas.)
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 10:58 PM
Her sister follows up with a ginger chicken wrap with French fries. Alita orders a lentil bowl with mixed vegetables and baked scallops.
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 10:58 PM
The centaur writes down their orders, then trots over to the kitchen; a few moments later, the bartender brings Selatha another beer, and asks if Zhanla wants anything to drink.
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 11:00 PM
Her eyes light up a bit at the bartender. "Ah! May I have a hard lemonade, please?"
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 11:03 PM
The bartender obliges, serving Zhanla a hard lemonade right as the centaur brings out the entrée (AmE: appetizer).
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 11:03 PM
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 11:03 PM
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 11:04 PM
Alita nods in delight to the bartended as she goes for one of the breadsticks. «So, you two are still plenty young, what are you both of you doing lately?»
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 11:17 PM
"I'm a duty manager at an Eitan fulfilment centre."(edited)
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 11:18 PM
(Crap, my brain is tripping on itself and can't think of something. XD Be with you in a moment.)
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 11:19 PM
(*straightens out the rug*)
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 11:24 PM
"And I work at a clothing store. Trying to see if I can make it past just being a cashier!"(edited)
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 11:24 PM
(Fuck, I want to retcon Selatha's last line but having a blank)
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 11:24 PM
(How come? o.O)
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 11:25 PM
(Safir, not being capitalistic, probably wouldn't have outlet malls as we know them?)
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 11:25 PM
(Perhaps, but does she live in a safir-majority region or a naga-majority region?)
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 11:26 PM
(The latter, but I don't think it matters that much?)
(Thank you for reminding me they don't live in Anhira, though)
Yoshiman40024-Dec-18 11:31 PM
«Sounds like both of you are on the way up then.»
Vāstra II24-Dec-18 11:53 PM
Yoshiman40025-Dec-18 12:01 AM
Vāstra II25-Dec-18 12:05 AM
Yoshiman40025-Dec-18 12:05 AM
Both of the other ladies nom as well!
«And I've heard both of you have visited Chorrus or Alden lately? I met my boyfriend over there, so obviously they're nice places~»
Vāstra II25-Dec-18 12:10 AM
"They are~ I'll definitely have to visssit more often."
Yoshiman40025-Dec-18 12:10 AM
Vāstra II25-Dec-18 12:17 AM
A few minutes later, the waiter brings out their main courses.
Yoshiman40025-Dec-18 12:18 AM
"Thanks so much~" «The food looks wonderful!»
Vāstra II25-Dec-18 12:18 AM
"It doesssss~" :o(edited)
Selatha digs in forthwith.
Yoshiman40025-Dec-18 12:25 AM
As do Zhanla and Alita, the latter unsurprisingly a bit more gracefully. Zhanla's really going for the fries above all else to start.
Vāstra II25-Dec-18 12:31 AM
"Oh man this is amazing. I can't remember the last time I had sindisei thisss good."
Yoshiman40025-Dec-18 12:33 AM
Her sister giggles. "Probably the last time you were on the shoreline...maybe even with Dad~"
Vāstra II25-Dec-18 12:39 AM
She nodnods. "Goodness, how many moltsss ago was that~?" >w<
Yoshiman40025-Dec-18 12:41 AM
«Probably a while.» o.o She keeps eating from her bowl, lightly sipping her drink.
Vāstra II25-Dec-18 12:41 AM
"I like what you've done to your hair, by the way, Alita~"
Yoshiman40025-Dec-18 12:42 AM
«Ahh yeah, I do like a little bit of the spikies, I think I get it from my sister~» *giggle*
Vāstra II25-Dec-18 12:43 AM
Suddenly, Selatha's thinking of Alita in the style of a 3D Sonic the Hedgehog OC.
Yoshiman40025-Dec-18 12:43 AM
«Or it could easily be the other way around. I've surely lost track...don't get old~» Of course, being slightly facetious given she's not that old at all for a safir, even if her gross age does outlive the nagini by severalfold.
Vāstra II25-Dec-18 12:43 AM
She snorts, lightly booping Alita's leg with the tip of her tail.
Yoshiman40025-Dec-18 12:46 AM
Alita smirks to Selatha. *Selatha* «And you too, huh?»
Vāstra II25-Dec-18 12:46 AM
She nodnods, making a prominent >w< face.
Yoshiman40025-Dec-18 12:47 AM
Alita glances down, passively thinking about how she could telekinetically command that tail to boop Zhanla instead, then thinks better of it.
Yoshiman40025-Dec-18 12:56 AM
(Yeah, it's 1 AM, I think I can sufficiently log off now. )
Vāstra II25-Dec-18 12:57 AM
Vāstra II15-Feb-19 09:28 PM
It's a slow time at Tradewind Lunch, about equidistant between lunch and supper. A calm, purple-eyed redheaded safir, casually dressed in an off-white blouse with embroidered trim in a floral pattern and purple skirt, is sitting at one of the smaller tables, looking between the front door and a PDA in her hand, expectantly in both cases.(edited)
Yoshiman40015-Feb-19 10:28 PM
Soon enough, he is indeed approached by the young astronomer with the solar flared hair to match, bowing and pleasantly saluting to her as he approaches her seat.
Vāstra II15-Feb-19 10:29 PM
The redhead bows in return, asking if he is, as presumed, Mařesi Arkanisr.(edited)
Of course, she can detect his name among his surface thoughts, but she thinks it polite to ask.(edited)
Yoshiman40015-Feb-19 10:36 PM
He affirms her guess, chirping softly and sitting next to her.
Vāstra II15-Feb-19 10:40 PM
She smiles brightly, greeting him as she flags down a waitress for a platter of egg rolls and a Kofola to start with. (Kofola is a popular cola in Eastern and Southern Europe.)(edited)
Yoshiman40015-Feb-19 10:41 PM
He eschews a soda for himself, preferring to go with an appletini for his thirst, however he takes no qualms to an egg roll if she's sharing.
Vāstra II15-Feb-19 10:42 PM
She does indeed share the egg rolls with him, asking how he has been since that day.
Yoshiman40015-Feb-19 10:50 PM
He responds that he's been doing well and has been back to a modestly behaving safir, trying to not eavesdrop so playfully on other spacecraft as they're patrolling the heavens, although he does keep his scanners open from time to time. There has been a share of excitement about some signals that have been responded to from a field their planetarium pointed at a few months prior.
Vāstra II15-Feb-19 11:03 PM
She wonders what those signals might be, and hopes in jest that it's not a search party after the humans that her ship recovered.
Yoshiman40015-Feb-19 11:08 PM
Arkanis chuckles and chirps slightly, shaking his head and believing it is not so. What he does believe, judging by one relay, is that one of the planets out there functions mostly as a series of aerial colonies to help combat turbulent tidal action as a result of a series of moons that happen to virtually share the same orbital plane.
Vāstra II15-Feb-19 11:10 PM
She feels badly for anyone who might be stationed there, and hopes any built-up areas are well inland.
Yoshiman40015-Feb-19 11:40 PM
(Discord doesn't flash for me for any notifications in this channel)
Vāstra II15-Feb-19 11:41 PM
Yoshiman40015-Feb-19 11:41 PM
(I think I accidentally altered something in the settings but I don't know which one in particular)
He admits he's unsure about it too but with any luck they'll advance their communications in the coming quarter or two, perhaps even trying to hail a frequency out of them to engage more efficiently.
Vāstra II15-Feb-19 11:47 PM
She's optimistic about the prospect as she munches on an egg roll. She, meanwhile, she conveys, hasn't been up to much other than the usual, though the captain was replaced and the crew refilled a few months ago.
Yoshiman40015-Feb-19 11:48 PM
Arkanis quizzically rears his head for a moment, hoping that they were merely transferred and not terminated, or worse discharged.
Vāstra II22-Mar-19 07:37 PM
Kèna sends matter-of-factly that her captain was fired for dereliction of duty, but she and Marth are attached to the same — albeit now thoroughly cleaned and repaired — ship.(edited)
Yoshiman40022-Mar-19 09:06 PM
(owo Now I gotta pick this back up)
Vāstra II22-Mar-19 09:07 PM
Yoshiman40022-Mar-19 09:09 PM
Arkanis sounds a bit perturbed at the former statement, but still seems hopeful at Kena and Marth continuing their duties as normal. As long as the ship is in good condition and their actions are within reason, it shouldn't be much to sweat about.