[act]Prince Caspian is greeting 'ze guests' when Reepicheep comes running up to him in a hurry[/act]
Prince Caspian: Reepicheep, what is the problem my friend?
Reepicheep: My King, I was startled by a strange man when I emerged from the pool. He smelled like pigs and dressed like a candle, a disguise I bet...a spy in Narnia!
Prince Caspian: Could he be one of ze guests? [act]motions to the room starting to crowd with people[/act] They are are all wearing costumes.
Reepicheep: Ah, but this one was surprised to be talking to me. [act]Ahem[/act], I quote from memory "I'm talking to a mouse! I'm a beastspeaker, wait until I tell Elspeth. A beastspeaker!"
He called ME a MOUSE!
Don't worry my Lord, I will personally see to it that he is captured. If only my sword hadn't been confiscated in the woods :| . Although, I have some rope in my room...
Prince Caspian: Reepicheep, remember we have ze guests 'ere so no unnecessary violence pleaze.
Reepicheep: Nobody expects the Reepicheep inquisition! [act]Runs out to find the guest in question[/act]
MM: *pops out of the pool* Woah nice castle
Dardelan: *stares about really wide eyed* what was the term you used before? wicked?
MM: *laughs* OMG prince caspian *has another swoony moment*
Dardelan: *catches MM* what is with the random falling over???
[act]Min and Domick arrive at Cair Paravel with a 'whoosh'y noise[/act]
Domick: What about that whooshy noise at the end, eh?
Min: [act]points up the staircase[/act] Oh, good, we're in the right place. That must be Prince Caspian, let's go meet...[act]squints[/act] he's kinda cute, you know.
Domick: [act]slyly[/act] Why Min, is this you having a fangirl moment?
Min: [act]sighs and snaps out of it, taking Domick's elbow[/act] My life is a fangirl moment at these things...
Domick: Seriously? You hide it well.
Min: One tries... :-/
[act]they walk up the stairs rather un-elegantly[/act]
Min: [act]small wave[/act] Hiya :) thanks for letting us host the ball here. Promise we won't make too much of a mess.
Domick: [act]muttering[/act] You can make that promise??
Prince Caspian: Ah, you muzt be Min? Welcome [act]holds out hand[/act]
Min: [act]shaking it, trying to not swoon[/act] ...Yeah...
Prince Caspian: Et iz a pleazure to finally meet you after so many of those...what you call...electronic-mails?
Domick: Oh-ho, you've been emailing, have you? [act]holds out hand[/act] HI. I'm Domick, Min's DATE for the evening.
Min: [act]snaps out of it again, giving Domick an imploring look[/act] Thank you, your Majesty--
Prince Caspian: Pleaze, just Caspian. [act]shakes Domick's hand[/act] Wondeerful to meet you, friend of Min.
Domick: DATE of Min. And back at ya.
Min: [act]elbows Domick[/act] Then thank you again, Caspian, for your gracious--
Reepicheep: [act]dives over Caspian's shoulder and lands on Domick, pushing him over[/act] Back, paper-man, and do not attempt to lay another hand on my liege! [act]points tail at Domick's chin in the absence of a sword[/act]
Prince Caspian: [act]facepalm[/act] Reepicheep, no! He ez a guest!
Domick: [act]tries to get up[/act] Caspian, this is your idea of a welcome?
Reecipcheep: [act]ignoring Domick[/act] He is not, my Lord; he is a spy for their Council and a traitor.
Domick: [act]aghast[/act] I'm not!
Min: [act]crouching down[/act] Oh, that again. It's all right, brave mouse. He's redeemed himself.
Prince Caspian: Reepicheep, get off 'im now!
Reepicheep: [act]seems a little abashed, puts away tail and swings Domick a bow - still on his chest[/act] Then I apologise, my friend. But while I have your attention, have you heard of the man who smells like pigs, who I have it on good intelligence is here to spy on Narnia?
Domick: [act]gives Reepicheep a 'get off me!' look[/act] Smells like pigs and part of our party, let me guess...
Min: [act]helps Domick up as Reepicheep finally gets off him[/act] Yes, we know him. We can't have someone spying on Narnia now, can we. I shall inform you at once, shall I see him during the night.
Domick: You sure you should be encouraging him!?
Reepicheep: [act]bows[/act] Then I take your leave, to continue my own investigating. [act]bows to Caspian[/act] My Lord. [act]scampers off[/act]
Prince Caspian: [act]exhales loudly as Domick and Min rise again[/act] I em so sorry. He iz very eager.
Domick: [act]dusting self down[/act] No, you don't say?
Prince Caspian: [act]gesturing inside[/act] Pleaze, enjoy the party. I shall speak to you during the night, no doubt.
[act]Min nods a bow, and elbows Domick, who grudgingly does the same, and they wander inside[/act]
Min: [act]hissing[/act] Why are you being so rude?
Domick: [act]hissing back[/act] Oh, I don't know, perhaps because my date is swooning like a fangirl at that -- that -- [act]gestures wildly[/act] fancy pants!
Min: [act]dryly[/act] That's the best you could come up with? :-/
Domick: [act]sighs[/act] C'mon, let's see who else has arrived...
Min: I certainly hope there's no piggy-smelling people here. I gave explicit orders to--
Domick: [act]brightening[/act] Ha! So you're the mouse's good intelligence! I knew it!
Min: [act]hissing again[/act] Shush! And don't be absurd... ;)
[act]MM and Dardelan ascend the steps to where Prince Caspian is greeting guests[/act]
Prince Caspian: Ah, what wonderful costumez you have. Welcome to Cair Paravel [act]extends hand to MM.[/act]
MM: [act]falls over again[/act]
[act]both Dardelan and Prince Caspian rush to catch her[/act]
Dardelan: I'VE got her.
Prince Caspian: But of course :-" [act]turns to SCP dressed as a Narnian guard[/act] I t'ink we need a few stretchers by the entrance for these daughters of eve who keep falling over. I muzt ask for an enquiry after the ball into why these occur.
s*c*p: **Cyber penguin will obey temporary masters commands**
Prince Caspian: [act]Turns back to Dardelan[/act] Where are my manners, no? [act]extends hand to Dardelan[/act]
Dardelan: [act]using a strong grip, shakes Prince Caspians hand[/act] I am Dardelan, High Cheiftain of the East Coast.
Prince Caspian: Ah, ze coast. I would very much like to discuss ships later Chieftain.
Dardelan: [act]hurries MM into the ball, slightly taken aback by Caspians eagerness to talk with him[/act] Oh, ok. Sure we can talk ships later ;D
Bambi: *arrives with Rolf in tow* Ahh, time to dance
Rolf: I dont think you really want to dance with me. Maybe one of these other nice lads will dance with you?
Bambi: oh your no fun. Ok, who else can I get to dance with me *eyes Dardelan threatly*
MM: *spies bambi* Dardelan a dance?
Dardelan: *glares at Caspian* gladly :P
MM: *loves the attention*
Soory guys my friend and I are obsessed with PC, so I'll take my chance
Cameo: OMG my Prince Caspian senses are tingling! *sprints over and hugs Prince Caspian*
Prince Caspian: Uh, hello maiden.
Cameo: *sighs* Hello *eyelids flutter* Oml all by dream guys are here. Prince Caspian and Dameon! How am I meant to choose?
Dameon: Well I'm taken
Cameo: *clings to Prince Caspian*
Avialle: [act]bourres into the room, towing Matthew behind her[/act]
Matthew: ::) Why d' you keep bashing yer toes into the ground like that?!
Avialle: ... I don't know. It is a bit painful. :-/ [act]looks at bruised feet[/act]
Matthew: Then stop. Lud, the things you strange girls do! ::)
Avialle: Hey! Are you calling me strange? ":(
Matthew: [act]looks at Avialle's glare[/act] [act]throws up hands[/act] Of course not, of course not... Lud she looks just like Elspeth when she glares like that
Avialle: Good. :nod: [act]spots Prince Caspian[/act] 8-| ... :O ... :D [act]struggles to contain the inner fangirl[/act] [act]fails[/act] Aaaah! [act]squee[/act]
Matthew: o_O What in Lud's name -
Avialle: OMG! Prince Caspian! [act]runs up the stairs and throws herself into Caspian's arms[/act] [act]sees Cameo and narrows eyes at her[/act]
Caspian: [act]catches her[/act] o_O Er... is this ze usual behaviour for women of your world?
Avialle: [act]regains composure... somewhat[/act] Oh, I'm sorry! I must have tripped. |:( I'm Avialle.
Caspian: Welcome to Cair Paravel, Avialle. Are you in need of a stretcher? You seem to be quite flushed. The ladies of your world must be very fragile and sheltered, to be fainting so readily.
Avialle: :| No, I'm fine. And I'm not fragile! I just suddenly tripped over... a stone, is all. :nod: [act]turns[/act] Hurry up Matthew! [act]marches off[/act]
Matthew: [act]walks up the stairs, grumbling about crazy women[/act]
Cameo: *smiles sweetly*
Prince Caspian: Why is he looking at me like that?
Cameo: He's jealous.
Prince Caspian: Jealous of what?
Cameo: Your, er, Kindomship!
Prince Caspian: Oh.
Cameo: I just noticed, we have the same two first letters of our name! [act]Thinks: This is meant to be![/act]
Prince Caspian: Er, yes.
*Kimby and Louis enter the room*
Kimby: Ooh it's all so fancy...
Louis: And at least somewhat warmer... less windy...
Kimby: Oh stop whining! I'm sure there's a fireplace around here somewhere that you can rest in front of for a while.
[act]Domick and Min are dancing[/act]
Domick: [act]with a calculated look over Min's shoulder[/act] You know, that Caspian reminds me of someone.
Min: [act]has recovered from momentary lapse into fangirl-land[/act] ...any ideas who?
Domick: [act]frowning[/act] ...Rushton.
Min: [act]gapes[/act] Oh my LUD Domick, how can you say that?
Domick: [act]backs up[/act] It's just some little things. Can't quite put my finger on it though [act]is thoughtful[/act]
[act]there's a high-pitched squealing and screaming from the far side of the ballroom[/act]
[act]most guests turn to the noise[/act]
Min: What the--?
[act]Min, Domick, MisfitMind, Dardelan and quite a few other dancers get pushed aside by a rabid cloud of pink noise[/act]
[act]Caspian is suddenly enveloped in said pink noise[/act]
Reepicheep: [act]leaping into the fray[/act] A challenge! Back, ye vile beasties! My Lord, can you breath in there? I will burrow my way to you!
Min: [act]trying to fix hat and stand at the same time[/act] I think I get what you mean, Dom.
Domick: [act]in a tone that doesn't suggest he's fallen over a bench and has his feet in the air[/act] Ahh, so that's it!
Min: [act]helps Domick up, snorting[/act] What, Caspian's ability to attract rabid mobs of fangirls makes him like Rushton?
Min: You're just jealous. It's okay, we know.
Domick: [act]ironically[/act] Yeah. Yeah, I am. [act]winces as a pink jandle/thong/flip-flop flies from the screaming crowd and lands in a flowerpot on the side of the room[/act]
Min: C'mon. Let's go save Caspian.
Min: Because it's the pleasant thing to do.
[act]Min and Domick approach Caspian, then Domick - getting an idea - leads them both to the balcony[/act]
Domick: [act]loudly, high pitched voice[/act] Oh mii GAWD, it's...[act]looks desperately to Min for a name[/act]
Min: [act]catching on - slowly[/act] Oh...OH! [act]high-pitched voice[/act] WOW! Is that Edward Cullen?!
[act]the pink mass pauses[/act]
Reepicheep: Aha! You falter!
Domick: [act]still loudly[/act] I dunno, is a person supposed to sparkle like that?
[act]with a renewed screaming, the pink mob evacuate the Castle and head for the beach squealing for Edward[/act]
Reepicheep: [act]follows, wielding his tail[/act] Haha! You flee my wrath!
Min: [act]satisfied[/act] Beautiful work. [act]to the SCP[/act] Close the gates.
s*c*p: **I obey**
Min: [act]looks at it oddly[/act] You're channeling a Dalek, now?
[act]they hurry back inside[/act]
Min: [act]crouches down to Caspian[/act] I'm so, so sorry, your Majesty. We certainly didn't invite them.
Prince Caspian: [act]his crown is skewed on his head and his hair's a mess[/act] I...I didn't even hear them. What manneer of army was that?
Domick: [act]helps Caspian to his feet[/act] The most feared in our land. [act]puts on Scottish accent[/act] Twas ne'er a man could stand the vigor o' th' Rabid Swarm o' Fangirls.
Prince Caspian: I suppose that makes me feel a leetle better...
Min: I promise you, they're gone. The gates are locked and they'll be hunting vampires for hours.
Prince Caspian: 8-| there are no vampires in Narnia.
Min: But they don't know that ;)
Prince Caspian: But, this ez crazy, why would ze women of your land want to hunt down--?
Domick: [act]interjects[/act] Nobody knows why. It's just one of those strange quirks of the world we live in. Or...worlds.
Aside - the closing of the gates doesn't mean that our guests can't get in. The pool leads them to the bottom of the staircase, which is well within the grounds :)
It just means that nothing outside the castle can get back in ;)
Dardelan: well that was... startling
MM: *laughs* and i've been there *shakes head*
Dardelan: well any who...dance again?
MM: cant we go see Caspian?
Dardelan: *looks at cameo* i think he might be busy *grins*
MM: *laughs* Ok then :)
Prince Caspian: [act]shakes his head[/act] There is no discouraging him, once an idea is in his head.
Domick: Why discourage him? I think he's brilliant!
Min: He toppled you the moment you set foot in the castle!
Domick: [act]waves hand dismissively[/act] And he apologised - look, if his attentions are on who it sounds like they're on, we're up for one hell of a show.
Prince Caspian: Is it important that I do not understand half of what is being said between you both?
Avialle: [act]joins them with Matthew on her arm[/act] What just happened?!
Min: Just the inevitable. Prince Caspian, in hindsight, you should be flattered :)
[act]they lead Prince Caspian to a row of chairs at the side of the dance floor[/act]
Domick: [act]scoffs[/act] I'm sorry, did you just say flattered, or flattened?
Matthew: The latter's the reality, either way. Is ye head all right, d'ye need an ice pack or sommat?
Prince Caspian: [act]sits[/act] I shall be fine. You are certain they cannot regain entry to the castle?
Min: The Cyber Penguins are scarily efficient. We shouldn't see them again.
Prince Caspian: Peerhaps I shall have to permanently trade a number of theez Sigh-bur Penguins you have posted as guards.
Domick: I dunno, Reepicheep does all right...
Elm:*stumbles out of pool* This dress is no good for the uncordinated
Elm:*facepalm* nevermind come on *carefully starts wallking up stairs pulling stephen behind*
Stephen: *whistles* This is a very nice castle, much better then mine.
Elm: :| Stephen you don't have a castle
Stephen: *pouts* I do it's made of marshmallows ;D
Elm: ::) Sure it is Stephen, sure it is. Come on i think i just saw Prince Caspian *slighty swoons* Quickly, i want to say hello
Stephen: Prince who? ???
Elm: Caspian stephen keep up, where in his castle ::)
Stephen: Hey look it's MM and dardelan *points over to the right*Elm:Stephen we'll go talk to them after Prince Caspian ok
Elm: *walks over to where Prince Casipan is standing pulling Stephen*
Stephen: *is pulled*Elm:Hello Prince Caspian *Bows slightly*
Prince Caspian: Hello *kisses Elm's hand and shakes Stephens*
Elm: *swoons and falls over* Ouchie *looks at the men, mutters*
Stephen:*looks at Elm* What are you doing on the floor Elm?
Prince Caspian:*looks at Stephen* o_O
Elm: *sigh*Is someone gonna help me up or am i destined to sit on the ground looking kinda stupid?
Prince Caspian: oh sorry, here let me help you *pulls Elm off floor*
Stephen: *snaps out of loony mode* Come on Elm lets go dance *pulls Elm to other that are dancing*
Elm:Bye prince *waves*
Prince Caspian: o_O
Mono: Okay Dameon here's the plan -- we go up to meet Prince Caspian; I pretend to "trip" in my high metallic heels and fall into his arms. Meanwhile, you send out waves of love so that he falls in love with me :D
Dameon: Ah my dear Mono, I believe nearly every girl who has walked this way before you has tried that trick. Do you have some other way that does not involve "swooning" to get his attention? Some long silky hair perhaps? Or a wonderful smell? Or smooth skin? Or a melodious voice? Or...a strong will? or any Talents that extend above and beyond normal misfits?
Mono: You're just describing Elspeth aren't you? :P
Mono: Got any other tips Guildmaster? Can we pretty please use your empathic talents??
Dameon: Now now, I'm sure you can snag him on your own. Just give a pretty smile, curtsey, look him deep in the eyes and...*Mono has already run off to meet the Prince* Mono? Mono....??
Prince Caspian: Greetings young maiden. Welcome to my home land of Cair Paravel. *takes Mono's hand and kisses it*
Mono: Greetings your Highness *curtsies* I am so very honoured to meet you in person! *blushes at the kiss* *realises he is still holding her hand* *heart beats faster as she realises there's a tiny tiny chance*
Prince Caspian: And who escorted you here tonight? I must say I am glad there aren't any jealous glances thrown my way.
Mono: Oh my escort tonight is Dameon. He won't be throwing you any glances at all dare I say - He only has eyes, or his heart rather, for one person.
Prince Caspian: Then I am most fortunate indeed. :) *smiles regally; and charmingly*
Mono: *breath gets caught in her throat* *ALMOST trips*
Prince Caspian: I am rather relieved that you have not managed to fall into my arms - I was getting quite worried that every female from your world was weak ankled.
Mono: er..hehe. |:| I was talked out of my weak ankles actually. Dameon told me to use my natural wiles. That I severely lack. Anyhow, given that this conversation has lasted for more than a couple of seconds, I must have some sort of charm hidden somewhere right?
Prince Caspian: I must disagree with you there, dear companion. For you have very smooth skin, and a lovely smile and your smell is exquisitely unique. And your hair is very soft and shiny.
Mono: *blushes harder* I am dressed in metal, so that might explain my smoothness and shininess.
Prince Caspian: You are a coat and hatstand are you not?
Mono: Yes I am.
Prince Caspian: I hope you would not mind if I drape my cloak around you then?
Mono: *squeaks* No...*ahem* Not at all, my sweet Prince :) *internally squees* *thinks oooh he smells delicious too*
Prince Caspian: o_O
Mono: hehe, err...I think you smell quite divine.
Prince Caspian: :) That is heartening to know. Shall we dance?
Mono: YES! i mean I would love to, your Majesty.
Dameon: *smiles slyly in Mono's direction*
Mono: ;O you didn't!
Dameon: Yes I did. *nods* :)
Edit: oops, posted too slow, so it doesn't really fit in with Mono's post. :P
Avialle: Don't worry. I'm sure the fangirls will be gone for hours. :) I however am immune to Edward Cullen... |:|
Prince Caspian: What was that?
Avialle: [act]blinks innocently[/act] Nothing, nothing... Say, Caspian, would you like to d -
Matthew: [act]tugs Avialle away[/act]
Matthew: I'm yer date, remember! Ye mun stay wi' me and protect me from th' fangirls.
Avialle; ::) Oh, like they'd be attacking you when Caspian is around.
Matthew: hey! :| I'll have ye know I get a lot of attention from th' fangirls.
Avialle: [act]pats his cheek fondly[/act] Sure, sure... :-"
Matthew: Are ye humouring me?
Avialle: [act]false smile[/act] Of course not! But if you get in the way of me and Caspian I will hurt you. |:|
Matthew: What did you say??!
Avialle: Nothing, nothing... Now lets go join the others. [act]pulls Matthew to where Prince caspian is standing[/act]
Cameo: *finishes dance* *sees Prince Caspian* :"(
Mono: *relinquishes PC for a split second*
Cameo: *hugs Prince Caspian again*
Prince Caspian: Er, hello again.
Cameo: *sighs happily*
Prince Caspian: [act]shakes himself free of the loving empathy that Dameon has put over him[/act] Oh dear, I bega your pardon but even without tripping you seemz to have fallen into my arms Mono...
Elspeth: [act]comes out dressed in a flowing gown in the style of a Narnian queen[/act] And I thought I was your date for this ball Caspian.
Prince Caspian: Oh, thiz iz not what it looks like. I have made a note of thiz, thiz... phen-om-e-neon.
Elf: or crazed fan girls :| So maybe we could go and dance :-"
[act]Avialle, MM, Mono, Elm, Cameo, and Bambi throw dagger eyes at Elf[/act]
[act]Dameon tries to throw dagger eyes at Caspian[/act]
Prince Caspian: I would love to fair daughter of eve but I must first check on Reepicheep for I feel he may be cauzing trouble with one of ze guests. He was talking about a man smelling of ze pigs and dressed as a candle.
Elf: Smelling of Pigs, hmm that rings a bell... OH MY LUD! He's here?! Where?
Prince Caspian: You know of this pig man?
Elf: Oh um...
Min: Huh! serves her right.
Domick: Serves her right for what?
Min: Pfft, does it matter when it's in reference to Rush, rush....
Domick: go on, Rush-ton.
Min: ton! Rushton X=P . Gah, I need a drink after that.
Elf: Oh, no one . I'm sure Reepicheep is just having some fun, let's go mingle with some people. Lud knows I'm starved of conversations with humans
Prince Caspian: After you [act]gestures towards others[/act] ...
Bambi: *standing with the girls* I thought I would just mention, I am not really that into prince Caspian and as such will not be 'falling over him' like the rest of you
girls: 8-| WHAT!!!
Bambi: What? I just dont. I have others I like better and as such, do not swoon over prince Caspian. Come on Rolf, you can at least give me one dance
Rolf: Oh, alright. I'll try
Rolf and Bambi: *go off to dance*
girls:*still 8-| *
Min: [act]clapping as Caspian and Elspeth wander off, arm in arm, to mingle with the guests, looking very regal[/act] Excellent. Elspeth should be able to keep the fangirls at bay.
Domick: Until, of course, the elusive pig man arrives, and he pulls his jealous, pouty trick.
Min: Oh, I love that trick! And then what happens? :P
Domick: Er...and then, Dameon steps in to try and calm both of them down.
Avialle: [act]giggles[/act] Sounds good so far. Then what?
Domick: What, am I the Lud of the ballroom suddenly?
Matthew: Are we placin' bets or sommat?
Min: When did this turn into 'the Question Game'?
Matthew: [act]pointing at the refreshments table[/act] Wha's that?!
[act]they all turn to stare at Gollum stealing fish[/act]
Domick: Is he a guest? Dressed up for the Ball to look like...[act]trails off and ponders[/act]?
Mono: He's dressed as a...what, lump of earwax?
Domick: Ouch! Is he one of Caspian's staff, then?
Dameon: [act]sigh[/act] Someone want to explain to me what's going on? It all sounds rather fascinating... :(
s*c*p: [act]approaches Gollum[/act] **The monkey will desist in destroying the refreshment table**
Gollum: [act]is attacking a piece of fish, turns his head at the order[/act] Noes!
s*c*p: **The monkey will relinquish the seafood buffet**
Gollum: [act]clutching it to his chest[/act] Noes! We founds it, we must eats it!
LOL Min. Win. I hope I'm not upsetting any plans by turning up...
Bec: [act]*stumbles into Cair Paravel, looking somewhat dishevelled, and heads towards the assembled crowd*[/act] Hi...everyone. [act]*sounds slightly shaken*[/act]
Min: Hi Bec. You're not in the bar?
Bec: [act]*weak smile*[/act] Though I'd come...mingle. I do love to mingle. Nothing I like more than bit of mingling, really.
Avialle: [act]*raises an eyebrow*[/act]
Domick: Bec! Long time no see. Have you ditched that blonde guy yet?
Bec: [act]*looks at him for a long moment then bursts into tears*[/act]
Matthew: Ye ken, I dinna expect that. [act]*looks slightly awkward*[/act]
Dameon: [act]*flinching*[/act] She's quite...upset...[act]*grits teeth*[/act]
Min: There's only one thing that could have caused this.
Avialle: It looks serious.
Domick: What did I say?
Min: [act]*rolls eyes*[/act] Men.
Bec: [act]*is still sobbing*[/act]
BSoT: You look like a right idiot.
BIF: She should be crying. There we were, there he was with the leather and the cheekbones and then BANG! We're here, and he's somewhere. And you know where that somewhere is? NOT HERE.
Bec: [act]*ignores them*[/act]
Bec: [act]*waves hand around somewhat shakily*[/act] Ignore me, ignore me. Just go back to what you were saying. Bec is currently having a localised nervous breakdown, she'll be back in just a moment. Please hold.