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Hannibal Lecter ([personal profile] sharp_man) wrote in [community profile] fandomtownies2017-07-04 08:22 am

The Park, afternoon to evening

Hannibal really did enjoy his adopted country (it had immense opportunities for someone like him), and he would also accept any excuse for a party.

So, here they were. He'd set up a decent, industrial-sized grill on the lawn, arranged for an insane number of picnic blankets (mostly red, white, blue, or some combination thereof), and even bribed one of the local magical types to ensure that the weather would be perfect. And he had, of course, been cooking for days; all that was left was grilling the last-minute things.

Jono had agreed to handle the fireworks later, but for now there was mostly mingling and food.

There were several dips: tomatillo salsa verde, french onion, and a bagna cauda, with both traditional and less common vegetables for dipping, along with homemade potato and tortilla chips.

There were any number of salads: crispy potato with chiles, celery, and peanuts, tomato, onion, and roasted lemon, cabbage and jicama, potato with grilled kale, and raw beet and cucumber.

Then there were the non-salad side dishes: flatbread with fava beans, cucumbers, and burrata, salted and spiced melon, "tater tots" with spicy mayonnaise, and of course grilled corn (with miso butter).

On the grill were burgers with a high-quality meat blend, veggie burgers, the best hot dogs available (with a number of interesting toppings available, and ribs.

To go with all of this were mint tea, watermelon basil iced tea, iced hibiscus sweet tea, watermelon sangria, and a keg of Baltimore Pale Ale.

And if the main dishes weren't enough, there were of course desserts. Sorbet in grapefruit cups, strawberry rhubarb pie, roasted pears with espresso mascarpone cream, and s'mores cupcakes.

This was Hannibal. There was no such thing as going overboard with food.

[OOC: Open post! Come and party!]
geniuswithasmartphone: (Kiss (Cheek))

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] geniuswithasmartphone 2017-07-05 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
"That's one way of gettin' me to stand up an' salute the flag," Hardison teased, sitting down next to Parker and pressing a kiss to her cheek. "Hey, mama."
whoisalicewhite: (Super hair and earrings)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-05 04:12 am (UTC)(link)
"Hey, you." Parker beamed at him, then leaned over to return the kiss. "I'm wearing Sophie-shoes. I'll be kicking them off and ditching them if we have to run from anything, but they go with the dress." Saluting was good! Saluting was patriotic, yup.
geniuswithasmartphone: (Scarf)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] geniuswithasmartphone 2017-07-05 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
"Bet you could throw 'em at whatever's chasin' us, too," Hardison suggested. "You lookin' good as hell tonight, girl. I'm just wearin' a patriotic scarf."
whoisalicewhite: (Smiling)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-05 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
Parker was now giving her shoes a speculative look. Like she'd be practicing with them on a knife range, or something.

"But it's a great scarf," Parker protested, giving him a shoulder, then elbow, then hip-bump. "I should've picked you up a flag too, though. You know you could pull this off even better."
geniuswithasmartphone: (Smile)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] geniuswithasmartphone 2017-07-05 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
"That's cause my legs are amazin'," Hardison said with no shame. "Maybe if we go right home after the fireworks, I'll strut around in yours."
whoisalicewhite: (hugging!)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-05 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
"Promise?" Don't tease her, Hardison. That would just be mean.
geniuswithasmartphone: (I Wanna Do Bad Things To You)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] geniuswithasmartphone 2017-07-05 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
"Fireworks here an' fireworks at home?" he promised in the tone of voice that was pretty much sexual chocolate.

Though it was normal a second later as he amended, "Figurative fireworks. In the bedroom."

Because Parker was brilliant but sometimes terrifyingly literal.
whoisalicewhite: (contented)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-05 05:09 am (UTC)(link)
Parker's "oooo!" could have been the same one she used for the fireworks, but the "awwww..." Was more for when a vault was empty when they got there. The pout only lasted 3.4 seconds, though, before it turned pleased and speculative.

"How would that work...?" HMMM.
geniuswithasmartphone: (Boggled Over Shoulder)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] geniuswithasmartphone 2017-07-05 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
"Figurative, Parker! Figurative!"

If she started lighting fireworks in the bedroom--especially during sex--Eliot was never going to forgive him.
whoisalicewhite: (Squee! (mini-flamethrower))

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-05 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
"But explosions make everything better!" Relenting a little, Parker said, "We can time them to go off afterward, so we have fireworks for the afterglow. Sparklers! Fountains! Bottle rockets." She paused for a second, then said, "Although... we'd have to flip for who would have to check the fuses. Maaaaybe...." It would be better to save the explosions for when none of them were naked?
geniuswithasmartphone: (Hat Smile)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] geniuswithasmartphone 2017-07-05 05:27 am (UTC)(link)
Hardison would very much like to vote for non-naked explosions!

...On the other hand, it wasn't like he couldn't rig up an electronic timer...

"Not in the house," he declared, mind already planning a little outdoor show they could watch from the comfort of the bed.
whoisalicewhite: (Default)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-05 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
Oooo! Parker leaned in and rewarded him with a kiss for that, and then said thoughtfully, "Sex outside?"

Did sex while camping count, or not? They'd mostly been in the tent.
geniuswithasmartphone: (Yo Hold Up)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] geniuswithasmartphone 2017-07-05 05:41 am (UTC)(link)
"There are bugs out there!" Hardison said, scandalized.

If he'd had pearls, he would have clutched them.
whoisalicewhite: (Sneaking away)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-05 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
Parker snickered, then snort-giggled, and said, "Your face!" But that still got him another kiss, for making her laugh like that.
geniuswithasmartphone: (Yelling)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] geniuswithasmartphone 2017-07-05 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
"Is doin' exactly the right thing for the idea of bugs crawlin' on me durin'," he declared, though his grumpiness was mitigated at all these Parker kisses.
whoisalicewhite: (you amuse me)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-05 05:49 am (UTC)(link)
"Okay, okay. Sex indoors. Fireworks outdoors." Someday she'd figure out a way to get both together in the same space, but there just wasn't enough lead time this year. She leaned into him and asked, "What's your favorite thing about the Fourth?"
geniuswithasmartphone: (Fond Look--Parker)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] geniuswithasmartphone 2017-07-05 05:55 am (UTC)(link)
"You mean besides spendin' it with you an' Eliot?" Hardison asked, because that was honestly his favorite thing about every day, "Gotta be the fireworks. We can have a cookout pretty much any time, but there's somethin' cool about lookin' up at the sky an' seein' it blossom into color."
whoisalicewhite: (contented)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-06 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
"There is," Parker said contentedly, leaning into him.

Which was why there would be fireworks in the bedroom, someday.
geniuswithasmartphone: (Assessing The Situation (w/Parker))

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] geniuswithasmartphone 2017-07-06 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Except those fireworks, while pretty in the sky, involved explosions and flammable chemicals. Those did not belong in the bedroom, Parker!

"I like kissin' under 'em, too," Hardison observed. Innocently.