*sneaks in, but is spotted by maruman*
maruman: well, if it isn't little miss Poink, who surprisingly is wearing an unidiosyncratic silver dress.
Tegan: *pats maruman* there there, I don't have a date either. *flashes a grin to security personel, then hands ticket over*
Jow: *flounces in in a similar manner to Tegan* heeeeeey security personel
Security Personel: ticket please.
Jow: *hands over* mhmmm, *spots Tegan* well, I have a lovely lady in silver to go dance with, seeya Security Personel! *flounces over to Tegan* heeeeyyyy
Tegan: *arches an eyebrow* aren't you kidnapped in slavery?
Jow: so's Matthew, but he's here too. *points to Lix whirling him around the room*
Tegan: I see.
Jow: Care to dance?
Tegan: well, you see, I would but *runs for bar*
*Rebecca and Swallow join Rushton, Lucy and Louis. Lucy is looking desperately around for reprieve*
Rebecca: Hi guys. I think most of you know Swallow. Swallow, Rushton, Lucy and Louis *Shoots Rushton a poisonous glare*
Rushton: What did I do?
Rebecca: Don't ask
Swallow: (To Rushton) So you're Elaria's boyfriend? Is she here? I'd like to see her again. We get along well, although I'll never forget the look on her face when I kiss...
Rushton: you WHAT?!
Rebecca: *quickly* Swallow, let's dance *Grabs Swallow and drags him away from Rushton who looks ready to kill*
What shall transpire? Will Rushton attack?
Tegan: *skulling down various mugs of chocca left behind, bumps into Gilbert* *hic* why, hello there. Aren't you another one of Elspeth's not-so-secret admirers?
Gilbert: *looks around nervously* how many other people know!?
Tegan: well, let's see, that I know of, at least 600 people who signed up to obernet have read the books, so you're guessing about, 600 at least.
Gilbert: *nervous look* how do they know these things?
Tegan: oh, it's all in the books. Which reminds me, I hope Rushton and Elspeth bond in the next boo...
Gilbert: *slams mug of chocca down. Who's Rushton?!
Tegan: ummm, a wealthy new-comer?
Gilbert: who else is she toying with!?
Tegan: who, Elspeth? Let's see, there's Damo, Matty, oh, and there was that kiss with Swallow...
Gilbert: *joins Rushton in SwallowHunt*
*Rebecca realises Gilbert and Rushton have spotted Swallow. Neither look happy*
Rebecca: Um... Swallow? You *might* want to run round about now.
Swallow: From who?
Rebecca: Them *Points to Rushton and Gilbert*
Swallow: What did I do?
Rebecca: *Rolls eyes* Duh! You kissed Elspeth.
Swallow: Oh. Well Rebecca, it was lovely dancing with you, but I believe I will leave before I am pulverised by an angry Druid Armsman and Mr. Piggy.
Rebecca: *Snorts with laughter at the 'Mr. Piggy'* That would probably be a good idea.
Rebecca: Farewell *Waves and looks around for a partner* Damn it! Not again! Why isn't there anyone here who fits my criteria? *sighs* I'm going to go get a drink
Tegan: *takes a chocca shot*
Rebecca: Hey Tegan! *bartender quickly gives Rebecca a mug of chocca* how's you're night?
Tegan: I believe I've set Swallow on a death trail.
Rebecca: oh well, it's just Mr Piggy!
Tegan: *doesn't get joke* by the way, is Jow still staring at me from the corner?
Rebecca: *checks* yep.
Tegan: *sarcasm* perfect. *takes another shot of Chocca and heads out into dancefloor, where is immediately swallowed by crowd*
Ceirwan: hello! weren't we married at some point in the dining hall?
Tegan: aren't you here with someone else?
Ceirwan: are we only allowed to speak in questions?
Tegan: why do you care?
Ceirwan: where's Drew Carrey
Tegan: *snorts* go check SR+ *flounces off towards bar again, tripping over pig carcass*
*waltzes in and waits for her date to arrive*
*the penguin waddles in behind with his date, Rushton's pig*
*watches Rushton go gooey eyed over the unexpected entrance of the pig*
Poor Lucy... and she's chatting with Louis... Double whammy!
*Lucy shoots Rigel a look of quiet desperation*
*Penguin gives Rushton evil death looks*
I had best go rescue her
Tegan: *collecting random mugs of chocca, drinking them*
Jow: There you are!
Tegan: no, ummm, this is your imagination. DON'T LOOK FOR TEGAN OVER THERE! *points at chandaliere*
Jow: why not? *looks up*
Tegan: *runs, tripping over the same dead pig corpse*
*stands at bar and wonders why no-one wants to dance with him*
*orders a drink at the bar*
Dark One, how do you know noone wants to dance with you if you haven't asked them?
*penguin waddles over to the pig corpse, distraught, until he realises the pig is just playing dead*
Tegan: *spots DarkOne standing at the bar, looking danceless* hey Freeeeeeyaaaaaaaaa!
Freya: *bounces up optimistically* yes Tegan? Wow! Your dress is unidiosyncratically not pink!
Tegan: Thank you for noticing, but I think you should go dance with Dark One.
Tegan: I get the impression that he's trying to get people to make someone to dance with him, otherwise he probably wouldn't have put it in his post.
Freya: you have a fair point. *bounces off to DarkOne optimistically*
*wears mask and gets passed Maruman*
DM:Well... this certainly looks wonderful!!!*goes to bar and has 2 Absinthe shots * *giggles* hehe muchly goodness... thats better [img]http://s4.images.proboards.com/smiley.gif" alt=":)" border="0"/> *Wafts around loooking wonderfully cute, making all the boys insanely jealous*
Freya: *bounces up to Dark One* Hello!
DO: Hello Freya *bows* What Beautifulk grey eyes you have. Care to dance?
Freya: *blushes* I'd love to
DO: *Whirls Freya onto the dancefloor, narowly missing rushton*
Freya: Now there are two Freyas?
*other Freya whirls past on the dance floor with Dark One*
Brydda: Guess so. Want to dance?
*looks around and finds that Ariel has disappeared*
Freya: Sounds great. You gotta be a better bet than Ariel [img]http://s4.images.proboards.com/wink.gif" alt=";)" border="0"/>
*Whirl out onto the dancefloor to waltz time*
*meets Jakoby on steps to ballroom*
Jakoby: ... a fox?
AF: An Arctic Firefox actually; we're an endangered species.
Jakoby: No, I mean - you're actually a fox!
AF: They didn't warn you? Tsk tsk.
Jakoby: So ... I assume this means we won't be dancing?
AF: Not unless you intend on carrying me all the time.
Jakoby: *smiles* Perhaps not.
AF: I hear you live in the desert. I used to live in a polar region, which is like an ice desert - maybe we can compare notes?
Jakoby: An ice desert ... I have heard of these things, but ... they still exist?
AF: For the time being, yes. How about we find some drinks and I'll tell you all about it. This place has a wonderful garden I haven't been to in a while.
Jakoby: Good idea - what will you drink?
AF: There's a fountain near one of the herb gardens. Don't worry about me. [img]http://s4.images.proboards.com/smiley.gif" alt=":)" border="0"/>
*they go inside, past Maruman; Jakoby finds some of Gruffyd's brew, and then they head out towards the fountain*
DM: *Waltzes past with Ariel on arm, dazzling him with her gorgeous beauty, twirling, spinning, and dancing accross the dancefloor*
*AF and Jakoby notice Ariel as they walk outside*
Jakoby: *reaches for her knife* Is that the Ariel who blights the life of those at Obernewtyn? Shall I kill him?
AF: Unfortunately, we can't kill anyone while the ball is still on, but afterwards .... *grins*
Maruman : Now presenting Ethereal and....where's your date?
Eth: hmm.. *stares around ballroom* Over there.
*heads in the direction of Brydda and Aurora*
Maruman : I hadn't finished introducing you..
Eth: Yes. That's nice.
Eth: Excuse me.
Brydda: Oh, um, Hi Eth. I was just dancing with Freya here becuase you seemed to be a little late...and you still haven't got a dress?
Eth: Hi Aurora. Nice dress. *looks back at Brydda* My dress is on it's way. It's still being finished.
Aurora : Thanks. And I'm sure yours will be.
Brydda: Well, it's customary to change into the dress before arriving at the ball, but at least you got here. Can I get you some Chocca?
Eth : Love some. Have a good night Freya. Thanks for keeping my date busy.
*Eth and Brydda head off to imbibe as much Chocca as possible*
*Looks around, hoping to see someone who will dance with her*
Rebecca: Damn it! First I have to dance with someone who has mutilated my feet, then when I finally get a decent partner two psychotically (sp?) jealous guys decide to kill him. Why me? *Drinks more chocca, but fails to see Louis approaching*
Louis: 'ow ye goin lassie? 'Avin a good time? I certainly am.
Rebecca: Yes, lovely. Now, I just remembered something urgent I have to do *Dives into the crowd, narrowly missing breaking Rushton's nose with her elbow*
Rushton: Watch it!
Rebecca: You watch it, Mr. Piggy. *Glares then wanders off into the crowd. Spins around when she hears someones voice*
Matthew: Mr Piggy?
Rebecca: In joke, you wouldn't get it.
Matthew: I see, want to dance?
Rebecca: Don't you have a date?
Matthew: She's not here at the moment *Offers Rebecca his arm, she accepts*
Rebecca: In that case, the answers yes! *Waltzes of happily, ignoring death glares from Rushton, who is still fuming over the 'Mr. Piggy' remar*
*Sits at the bar, twirling a toothpick in her champagne glass.*
Megs: Swallow - being hunted by Rushton and Gilbert. Dameon - No, I value my toes too much. Matty - taken. Louis - I'm not that desperate yet. Ariel - evil. *Sigh* No one around to dance with.
Barman: Would you like a refill on your drink?
Megs: *Stares into empty glass for a moment.* Yeah, sure, fill her up.
*Sees Megana sitting at the bar*
Rebecca: Let's go see Megana
Matthew: Alright, I could do with a drink *They walk over to Megana*
Rebecca: Having fun?
Megana: Not really. No one to dance with *Rebecca glances around, takes stock of the options and sighs* Yes, I see what you mean. *Dameon joins them*
Dameon: Rebecca! I've been looking for you. Dance?
Rebecca: *Looks pained* Ummm... I suppose. Bye guys. Damn it! Why did I take that bubble wrap off! I should have known better... *Dances off, wincing frequently, leaving Matty and Megana, who looks much happier*
Freya: *Goes over to bar and grabs a Chocca* Well, I think I've lost Ariel...wonder where he is though.
Does anyone know where Ariel is?
*Rebecca is dancing past*
Rebecca: No, sorry *wince* I haven't seen the *wince* creep all *wince* night. Aurora, do me a favour and find me some bubble wrap, please?
Dameon: Did you say something
Rebecca: Me? No *Shifty eyes*
Tegan: *sneaks past Jow while his back is turned and flounces up to Rebecca, slipping a mysteriously popping package behind her ear and flouncing off to avoid Jow* phew *attempts to sit down on couch, accidentally squashing Swallow*
Tegan: *lifts foot* oops! sorry for squashing you, and setting Gilbert up to kill you.
Swallow: No problem, just hide me behind your puffy unidiosyncratically not poink dress.
Tegan: pffft, no way. *flounces off as Jow comes over*
Jow: Swallow, have you seen Tegan? She's quite unnoticable, due to her unidiosyncratically not poink dress.
Swallow: *points to fire escape*
Jow: thank you. *flounces off*
*Rebecca and Dameon have stopped dancing and are standing by the bar, drinking chocca. Dameon is looking his usual empathic self and Rebecca looks as if she's in pain*
Dameon: Rushton, Lucy, come an join us.
Rebecca: *Tries to shut him up* No! Rushton can't come over... *Groans inwardly as he joins them*
Rushton: Hello Dameon, Re... wait a second? Didn't you almost break my nose? And weren't you the one who called me Mr. Piggy?
Rebecca: *Narrows eyes* And what if I was?
Rushton: Just because I have a close relationship with my pig doesn't mean anything! What is it with you people? *Storms off*
Rebecca: Well, that was surprisingly effective.
Tegan: *Runs up* Hide me!
Rebecca: From who?
Tegan: Him! *Points at Jow then dives behind Rebecca*
Rebecca: I see
Jow: Have you seen Tegan?
Rebecca:I think I saw her over there *points to the other side of the dance floor*