[act]the sound of pelting feet and heavy breaths can be heard echoing down the stairway[/act]
MK: [act]in between breaths[/act] You’d think --- that --- after going to the gym --- more often --- would make descending stairs --- somewhat --- easier. [act]reaches the end of the base of the stairway and leans heavily on the side rail to catch her breath[/act] Oh --- ha --- okay, not to worry --- we’re here now. We’re --- not too late --- are --- we?
[act]looks behind to see that she is talking to herself[/act] Oh just great. [act]leans over the fails and calls upwards[/act] Heya? Are you still up there?
A voice from behind: Looking for someone?
MK: O_O Bah!! Oh Lud, wow, you scared me there! Don’t sneak up on me like that. Just where exactly did you come from - I thought you were right behind me!
Raoul: It’s a funny thing about stairs and wheels; they don’t work together very well.
MK: Hardy-har. I meant beside me on the access ramp.
Raoul: :| Well, I guess running down that many flights of stairs and rolling down a couple
would make anyone a bit tetchy.
Raoul: [act]continues hurriedly[/act] Well, I was right behind you, up until about sub-basement level 3 when you bet that you could beat me down the stairs. Although, I have to say in hindsight, considering I’m in a chair with wheels on a downward slope, I’m not quite sure what you were thinking.
MK: Nothing wrong with a bit of competition ;D
Raoul: Oh well, no arguments here but the thing is at level 4 –
MK: Where I overtook you to win – yay :D
Raoul: Well, not exactly. You see at level 4, the access ramp ended ---
MK: Pfft, excuses -_-
Raoul: - and so I was forced to take the lifts instead.
MK: Woah woah, wait a minute – there were lifts?
Raoul: Now, I know you might say that I was cheating, but I wasn’t left with a lot of options -
MK: [act]in sweet tones[/act] Oh INES~~~
Raoul: What's "INES" –
INES: [act]innocently[/act] Yes?Raoul: O_O What was that?
MK: At some point at sub-basement level 4 when I tripped and literally slid down about 2 flights though I was able to overtake Raoul
Raoul: Again, that’s because the ramp had ended. But seriously, just who are you speaking to –
MK: You didn’t feel the need to inform me that there was an elevator that I could have made use of instead? -_-
INES: You seemed quite intent on your exercise routine.
MK: [act]splutters[/act] I could have broken something!
INES: It’s not my fault you chose to ignore the “No running signs”Raoul: Seriously, where is that disembodied voice coming from?
MK: Well, yes okay, find but you could have told me about the lifts!
INES: Well, did you ask me?Raoul: It sounds awfully like the voice over in the elevator I took down here-
MK: Did I ask?! Well, I :| actually uh no --
INES: Well, if you had asked, you would have been informed; I am not a mind- reader.
MK: [act]sarcastically[/act] Oh boo hoo, look at me, I’m a computer program that simulates human thoughts and communication and has control access to a squallion-year-old complex but I can’t read minds!
Raoul: Woah, hold the phone - are you serious - you’re talking to a computer?!
MK: [act]blinks as and may or may not have just remembered Raoul has been standing right beside her all this time[/act] Uh yes – er, please let me introduce you to one of the greatest design feats of our era – INES.
INES: [act]booms out theme from 2001: A space Odyssey
MK: -_-; did I mention she is capable of emulating human communication?
INES: I wasn’t the one who started it with being all sarcastic.
MK: Who was being sarcastic? You are
capable of doing all those things aren’t you?
INES: Well yes, but the tone of your voice suggested otherwise.
MK: … well we could hang around here all night discussing semantics but I suspect this post has already gotten way too long as it is. Shall we sign in?
Raoul: [act]mind is still totally blown by the concept of INES[/act] Huh – uh, yeah sure why not.
[act]MK and Raoul make there way over to the guest register and press the blue button[/act]
INES: Please state your names.
MK: [act]leans over to the microphone[/act] mornirkirara aka "MK" of the Ashlings with Raoul from Alyzon Whitestarr
INES: Please state why you are dressed the way you are.
MK: Are you suggesting there is something wrong with our attire?
INES: Please say "Gouda" –
MK: Wait what?
MK: Uh, I wasn’t ready - I think I blinked.
Raoul: Honestly, you wouldn’t be able to tell.
MK: -_- Just what are you trying to say?
Raoul: Nothing nothing! Just, I have to say I’m impressed you ran down the stairs dressed like that as well.
MK: Why thanks :) I think :S
Raoul: And would now be a good time to mention that since you didn’t actually beat me down here – you have to pay up!
MK: What? No way – you took the lifts!
MK: You forfeit by default!
Raoul: ^.^ I don’t think so.
INES: Please leave the photo taking area as there are more guests waiting to sign in.
MK: Fine then, new bet!
Raoul: Fine, but this time I get to set it.
MK: … Okay, I’m a reasonable girl. How about we grab our photo and get a drink.
INES: I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that due to technical difficulties your photo will be unable to be processed at this time.
MK: But! How is anyone going to be able to see us/ remember this moment?
INES: We hope to rectify this problem within the next few hours. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
MK: *sad face*
Raoul: Come on, let me buy you a drink and then we can set the terms of our next bet.
MK: Okay done!
[act]the two head off into the complex[/act]
-----Just a general fyi, I am currently not sure what to do for an imaging program on my new computer - so avvys/ costumes are currently pending (even though I have the idea in my head... which is complicated a bit by the fact my date is in a wheelchair - they don't have that option in Eloui :'( )