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Sparkle ([personal profile] myownface) wrote in [community profile] fandomtownies2017-07-09 07:06 am
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Fandom Pride Picnic: The Park, Sunday Afternoon

Yesterday's rainbow was still going strong, the weather was still beautiful, and the flowers that had sprouted up for yesterday were still in full bloom, all reaching up toward that rainbow the way most flowers reached for the sun.

In the park, a veritable miniature carnival had sprung up, with a ball pit (stocked with balls in all colours of the rainbow, of course) and giant inflatable kraken slide for all to enjoy. There was also a stage for any entertainers who might want a spotlight this afternoon, and there were several booths, in case people wanted to set up to hand out informational pamphlets (in the spirit of Pride, naturally), or set up a kissing booth for charity or any such thing they pleased.

Plus, food. Of course food. It would be a pretty sad picnic without that.

And so, the park was geared up for a party. Come one, come all!

[OOC: Open for business! Come in, be proud!]
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[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-09 06:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"How much to wrap my hair?" Anders asked, ambling over with a broad grin. "And would I have to take this rainbow ribbon out for you to do it?"

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[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-09 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
"For you, I'm going to demand the exorbitant price of four kisses," Kathy declared, looking him up and down. "Maybe five if you want something fancy."

She reached over to gently tug on a lock of his hair. "I can do maybe two, three wraps and then you keep the ribbon around the rest?"
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[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-09 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
"That could work," Anders said thoughtfully. "Unless we're still talking about kissing. I don't know what kind of kissing has multiple wraps in it."
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[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-10 12:39 am (UTC)(link)
"That's a level of kink that I don't think I've discovered yet," Kathy said, after a moment's pause where she regretfully realized she couldn't come up with anything good. "I'm a little disappointed in the internet right now."
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[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-10 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
"What good is it if it can't even live up the the level of kink in my jokes?" Anders sighed. "Honestly, I don't see any point."
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[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-10 05:51 am (UTC)(link)
"So, you're giving up on the internet?" Kathy asked. "But what about the cat gifs? You can't just abandon them! They're kitties."
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[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-10 01:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Anders sighed.

"Dammit, you're right," he said. "How can a man give up kitten gifs? I haven't even downloaded every image in '50 Tabbies to Melt Your Heart.'"

Anders knew his way around a listicle.
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[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-10 02:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Kathy laughed and leaned forward to claim a kiss--not one of the ones needed for a hair wrap. This was a greeting kiss and a 'round face is too adorable for words' kiss.

"And I found a video about a zoo worker trying to keep pandas out of a basket that makes me squee, so...looks like the internet is here to stay."
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[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-10 02:48 pm (UTC)(link)
"Too bad," Anders said without thinking, still dazed from the kiss.

A moment later: "Wait, why did the pandas want to get into the basket?"
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[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-10 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
"Because they were babies and they just wanted to play, I think," Kathy said, digging out her phone to look for the video. "It's the cutest thing ever!"

She'd intended to send it to him while he was at work, but she'd gotten distracted setting up her booth.
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[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-10 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Anders hunched over the phone to watch the video, then glanced up at Kathy with bright, merry eyes.

"There's no place where we can just keep a bunch of those as pets, is there?"
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[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-10 03:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"I mean, you work at the pet store, don't you? Can you convince the owner we need, like, eight? I'll help feed them and walk them?"

She wouldn't even eat any, promise!
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[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-11 01:56 pm (UTC)(link)
"I bet I could talk Zack into it," Anders said, brightening. "We've space on the roof. The chickens don't need that much room."

[Sorry, I lost this ping!]
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[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-11 02:12 pm (UTC)(link)
"Give them a basket and some leaves and they'll be fiiiine," Kathy said with a laugh. "Or you can keep them in my house and we'll all be happy!"

Okay, she'd probably be panicked and paranoid that something might happen to them, but otherwise, happy.

"Oh, before I forget, I have something for you," she said, her smile turning a little shy. "Just a little thing."

[NP! Glad you found it again!]
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[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-11 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"Keep them in Dante's house," Anders suggested easily. "He has space."

That was the best idea ever right?

He grinned and leaned towards her. "... so, you don't have a panda for me?"
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[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-11 03:44 pm (UTC)(link)
"No pandas," Kathy said sadly. "Worst girlfriend, am I right?"

She grinned up at him. "Dante went fishing for his in my cleavage. Is that how I should let you get yours too? Or would you rather I just handed it over?"
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[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-11 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
"You say that like I'd ever turn down a chance to grope you," Anders said, hand already headed boobward. "Who do you think I am?"
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[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-11 04:26 pm (UTC)(link)
"Hey, I don't want to assume," Kathy said, with a slight ducking her her head. "I'm trying to be better about that."

Even if Dante hadn't been totally right early on, he hadn't been totally wrong, either. The trick was finding the happy medium between the two and that was tough to navigate sometimes.

In her cleavage, Anders would find another friendship bracelet, one she'd made specially for him.
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[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-11 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Anders found the chain first, then patted around until he could lift the bracelet out. It was a very thorough patting.

"It's an infinity symbol," he said, looking at the thread. "Does that mean anything, or are the colors the important part?"
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[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-11 07:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Kathy was biting her lip and trying to keep her breathing under control from all that 'looking' Anders was indulging in. "Both," she said. "Those are the bi-pride colors and the infinity symbol is one of the polyamory pride symbols. It's usually inside a heart, but I couldn't figure out how to do both."

And she'd liked giving him a symbol of forever. Even if they didn't last that long, he'd always have a part of her heart.

"I just made a few specific ones last night in between making the rest for sale," she said. "Made that one thinking of you, is all."
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[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-11 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
"If you could braid a heart, I'd be really impressed," Anders remarked, with the slightest smirk at the effect he'd had on Kathy. "It's fantastic. Thank you. Did you make the same for all three of us?"
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[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-11 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Kathy shook her head. "That didn't seem Dante's style and I didn't make one for me at all."

Which seemed a little weird in retrospect, considering she'd made ones for Dante and Anders and Raven and Eliot, but there she was.

"Maybe I'll make another one sometime," she said. "Poly pride colors with the symbol done properly in the middle."

She'd need time to practice, but practice was good. It was a way to approach the future without freaking out.
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[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-11 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
"You should, for you," Anders said, but he was tracing the symbol with his finger thoughtfully. "Funny. I'm not sure I ever thought of myself as poly before, but I guess that's the word for it."
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[personal profile] spin_kick_snap 2017-07-11 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
"I didn't really, either," Kathy said. "I mean, I don't think this is a thing that I'd necessarily go out and look for otherwise, but...we were both happy, not having to choose. Before. And then when I came back, you both could have kept things closed to me, but you didn't. So, even if it's not 'traditional' polyamory, I guess?" she was using airquotes for that, "none of us are really all that traditional anyway."
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[personal profile] not_every_mage 2017-07-11 08:41 pm (UTC)(link)
"Exactly," Anders agreed relieved Kathy had understood him so quickly. "I couldn't choose between the two of you and I'm glad you didn't make me, but if things were different I could see myself being happy with just one person. And I don't want to go out and look for a fourth."