" Do Not Go Gentle: An LE RP "
This game is destined to players of 13 to 200 years of age.
Bad-minded messages will be deleted.

On a warm summerís day in rural England, it snows. Not because of a sudden change in weather, but because of a disaster.
The corrupt English government tried to keep a major accident under wraps, but those who suffered retaliated in a most unimaginable way. Victimized by the numbers, the government does what it believes is the only fair solution: gathering nearby citizens do their part by helping to rebuild. It appears to be a rally for unity, but is that really the case?
Before the crisis tips over a boiling point, an English family and a Scottish family merge due to the fact that their mothers, who are friends, are diplomats that seek to solve the problem at a conference in Central Europe. The two families learn to bond, and life in rural England is lackadaisical... until it isnít. Here, our characters are forced out of their home and separated from each other without anything but the clothes on their backs. They adapt to strange, dangerous situations that only they can see. Reuniting seems like a pipe dream, but do they have the determination to do so? Play to find out.

1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:05 Hey! Welcome to the game! Hopefully it turns out to be an interesting one.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:06 I wonít go over the rules because they seem like common sense right now. If the need arises, Iíll do so.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:08 What I will point out, though, is that there are a specific number of characters - 2 boys, 1 girl, and a neighbor kid in the English family, and two girls in the Scottish family. I plan on playing as one of the boys and the girl in the English family and
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:09 one of the Scottish girls, but Iím open to swapping. Any remaining slots can be used for characters that our main group meets along the way.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:10 (I also recommend the ages are slightly spread out.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 06:15 [Guess who's back? >:D]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:18 (Yesssss!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 06:19 [You can create the first profile. I'll follow your lead in how to "format" character profiles.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:25 (Introducing Tom, who is my main character here and the eldest brother in the English family. He has brown hair usually swept to the side, brown eyes that have a kind gleam to them, and a short stature. Heís not lean, but heís not chubby, either. I guess
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:26 you could say heís in between. His cheeks are definitely (and maybe weirdly, haha) the main feature of his face - he has dimples.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:28 (Personality-wise, Tom is quiet and keeps to himself. He prefers hobbies such as reading (especially poetry and history), discovering old things, and gardening (which his father taught him to do). However, he can be pretty boisterous,
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:29 cheeky, and even downright fl*rtatious if the opportunity arises.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:30 (When Tom was maybe 12 or 13, he lost his father in a terrible accident. This has always haunted him, and he has anxiety - as well as a preoccupation with death - as a result. Itís probably also why heís so solitary.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:32 (After that, Tom became the ďman of the houseĒ since his mom was almost always at work. It forced him to grow up; ever since, heís been the one to clean the house (itís almost always messy- the family is a quirky one) or do the yard work on their massive
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:33 property.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:35 (Tom has yet again been assigned this role, but itís caused him more anxiety than before. Heís scared about the circumstances, and doesnít want to lose his mom, too. He also doesnít want to let his siblings see that this is bothering him. The situation
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:36 has made him more standoffish than usual, but heís trying.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:37 (Okay, done!)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:39 (Okay, done!)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 06:40 (Oops, double post.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 06:41 [Okie dokie!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 06:42 [Nairne is one of the two Scottish girls who will be involved. She has curly, bright red hair, green eyes, pale skin, and a freckly face. She is about average height.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 06:47 [She has an exceedingly boisterous personality and a sharp sense of humor. She is not afraid to say what's on her mind, and can get into trouble as a result. Her likes to do archery, go to pubs, watch videos, and play games.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 06:47 *watch funny videos,
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 06:48 [She is not fond of the British government. Due to her outspoken nature, this could easily be problematic, if not dangerous.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 06:53 [I think I'm done. I'd provide stuff about her family, but you came up with these families, soooo...]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.25 06:55 (Okay, Iíll follow up with Emma, who is the second Scottish sister. Actually, sheís American- her father met Nairneís mom, and the two married not too long ago. Emmaís been living with them ever since, and is a student in Glasgow.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.25 06:57 (Emma is tall and fit, and has reddish hair (likely dyed) and light green eyes. Her face is unusual, almost alluring, but itís constantly in some sort of scowl. She looks like she has an eyebrow permanently arched sometimes.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.25 06:59 (Emma grew up in NYC - her dad had a job that made him a globetrotter. Life certainly wasnít easy, though. Her mom didnít really pay any attention to her, and had problems with her dad. They divorced. Her dad took custody and spoiled her rotten; as a
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.25 07:00 result, sheís kind of a brat and is used to getting her way. Sheís not one to take life seriously, and got pretty s u c k e d up in the party scene at Glasgow. In fact, this trip to England is almost a summer vacation to her.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.25 07:02 (Obviously itís not the most ideal one, and sheíll probably make sure everyone knows it. Also, fun fact: Emmaís way of getting to know people is comparing/contrasting English vs. American things.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.25 07:03 (And thatís pretty much all you need to know about her for now.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Apr.25 07:05 (Di is my final character for now (there will be another one, but heíll show up later). Sheís Tomís younger sister. Her full name is Diana, but sheís generally just called Di.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Apr.25 07:07 (Di has long, wispy and wavy strawberry blonde hair. Itís usually tied up in a very messy ponytail. She has clear blue eyes, and enjoys wearing bright colors.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Apr.25 07:08 (Di is pretty innocent, sweet, and bubbly. Sheís pretty eager to meet her ďnew friendsĒ from Scotland. Itís pretty hard for her to see the bad in anything, and sheís not much of a complainer.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Apr.25 07:09 (Sheís largely responsible for the many pets in the house (dogs and cats mostly), which she enjoys dressing up. )
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Apr.25 07:09 (And thatís Diís short introduction.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 07:11 [Alright, so I know more about Nairne now.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 07:13 [Nairne's father is her mother's first husband; when her parents divorced, her mother had practically abandoned them, so Nairne wound up in her father's custody. Nairne is not very fond of her mother and or Emma's father.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 07:13 [Nairne takes after her own father a lot; he is fiery, speaks his mind, and has an amazing sense of humor. However, he had her when she was already fairly old, and he has health problems. His health problems have gotten worse as he ages.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 07:14 [She has tried to support him and has tried getting good jobs. However, she is a bit addicted to play, and she does not like working. The main reason she works is to support her dad.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 07:15 [She has known about Emma for a while, but only recently got in touch with her.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 07:15 [That's about it.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 07:27 [Hmmmmm...]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 07:27 [Does one of the two boys in the family have to be Tom's brother?]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 07:27 *English family
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 07:28 [What if it's an uncle or cousin?]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:28 (Alright. We just need two more characters- a brother for Tom and Di, and a neighbor. The neighbor is basically like family to them, for reasons that can be decided. I have all of my characters, so I highly encourage you to play as them if youíd like.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 07:29 [Okay.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 07:29 [I guess the boy has to be Tom's brother then.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 07:29 [I will play as both Tom's brother and the neighbor.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:32 (Okay, awesome!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Apr.25 07:34 [Noah is Tom's and Di's older brother. He has dark brown hair and blue eyes. He is considerably taller than Tom and is rather fit, if not rather muscular.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Apr.25 07:35 [He prefers wearing clothes that are practical and are the color dark blue, black, or even indigo or violet. He is even more quiet and reserved than Tom, though he has a more aggressive air to him--as if he'll snap at you if you disturb him (though he's
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Apr.25 07:35 rather level-headed and actually won't).]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Apr.25 07:36 [Before their father died, Noah played with Tom sometimes. He teased Tom a lot, but usually it was clear it was banter/he was joking. After their father died, Noah grew far quieter. He stopped playing with his younger siblings and even ignored them a lot.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Apr.25 07:37 He buried himself in his studies, hiding in his room and reading and working on his computer. He has recently graduated from college; he is an engineer.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Apr.25 07:38 [He is rather formal and wary of people he doesn't know. He is also not quick at all to give information about himself. He secretly partially blames himself for the accident that caused their father's death.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Apr.25 07:39 [BTW, if there's going to be a romance, I wouldn't mind if Noah was the boyfriend and Emma was the girlfriend.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Apr.25 07:39 [I don't know how Noah will end up in this situation, considering his degree. He might wind up doing more advanced work than everyone else will since he's an engineer.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:44 (Sure. I think Emma will go through a considerable character arc, anyways. She canít be a brat forever, and the events will have changed her.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:45 [Yep, I figured her arc would be a brat-to-nice-person arc.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:45 (I also think Nairne and Tom have some potential for a brother/sister-type bond. Even though Nairneís more outspoken, they both sort of lost their fathers.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:45 [Perhaps Nairne can help her out with that by putting her ego in its place if she says/does something particularly nasty.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:46 [Oh, Nairne's father is still alive. But she'd be worried about him, especially if the government's calling on people to work.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:47 [Cian (pronounced kee-an, I think) is Tom's neighbor. Cian is Irish; he was orphaned at a young age and went to live with an elderly English woman/friend of his family. That woman happened to be the neighbor of Tom's family.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:48 [Cian grew up alongside Tom, playing with him and going on plenty of misadventures with him. They've been friends so long and know each other so well that in a way they're like brothers.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:48 [Cian's guardian had also been living alone before adopting Cian. She was very much welcome to getting to know Tom's family; I figure she became close to the family as well.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:50 [Cian isn't that good-looking. He's short, a bit on the chubby side, and has buzz cut blondish hair. He has a very round, reddish face and squinty eyes. He prefers to wear baggy, comfortable clothes.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:52 [Cian is friendly and polite. He knows Tom very well and can read Tom's emotions easily. Cian likes to crack jokes around his friends. However, Cian isn't very brave, and while he doesn't like the British government all that much he is very squeamish at
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:52 the idea of opposing the authorities.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:53 [Cian is curious about the world, especially the natural world. He likes bugs in particular and will sometimes randomly give out trivia that's on his mind.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:53 [XD I just realized I'm playing as characters who are on extremes.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:53 [I imagine Noah is the most attractive character here, while Cian is...you can guess. XD]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:56 (Haha, thatís hilarious. Poor Cian... I think heís going to be a great character, though. He kind of reminds me of an older Rowley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid for some reason.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.25 07:57 [I hope he'll be good. Also I don't remember much of Diary of a Wimpy Kid...I only saw the movie and that was years ago.]
9>Landon (Citizen), 25yo.2020,Apr.25 07:59 (Okay, one more character. Landon will appear later. Heís Asian, and is tall/semi-muscular, with short, spiked black hair. He has fairly chiseled facial features, and is fairly good looking.)
9>Landon (Citizen), 25yo.2020,Apr.25 07:59 (Thatís all you really need to know about him for now. Heís shrouded in mystery until later.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 08:00 [Okie dokie.]
9>Landon (Citizen), 25yo.2020,Apr.25 08:00 (Rowley was the friend, and he basically looked like Cian. I think they have some similar traits, though obviously Rowley is way more immature.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 08:00 [Lemme guess...he's part of the underground rebel ring thingy.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 08:01 [Ohhh, okay.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 08:02 [Hmmm...Rowley has some similar physical traits, but not completely. Cian's eyes are way more squinty. His complexion is also a lot more reddish, and his hair is far shorter.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 08:02 [But yeah, I can see where the thoughts of Rowley came from.]
9>Landon (Citizen), 25yo.2020,Apr.25 08:08 (Maybe, maybe not... weíll find out.)
9>Landon (Citizen), 25yo.2020,Apr.25 08:09 (Anyways, we have a pretty solid set of characters, and I look forward to starting tomorrow! Iíll see you then! Have a good night!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.25 08:10 [Alright, goodnight! See you tomorrow!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 04:13 [I'm here! My replies will be a bit slow, though; I'm doing more schoolwork.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 04:14 [It's probably not a good idea for me to be doing this right now because I feel super burned out, but eh. XP]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 04:14 [My computer class is going to exempt some people from the final. I'm trying to wrap up one last assignment in that class to try to ensure that I'll qualify.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 04:14 [Also I finally finished a whole bunch of my geography work today. That's why I'm so burned out. XP]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 05:00 (Hey!)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 05:02 (Sorry Iím late, I was watching a movie. Honestly, if you want, I can leave, haha. I totally understand what itís like to be burned out, and sometimes you need to rest.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:05 [Nah, it's fine. I want to RP. ^.^]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:08 [Go ahead and start things!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 05:14 (Ok! Letís get this show on the road.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:15 -EARLY ONE JUNE MORNING....-
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:18 *it is almost 7 am* *canít tell if the sunís going to be out later, but a bit of drizzle tells her it likely wonít* *is standing outside of an apartment with Nairne* *itís the one they live in with their parents, and itís probably too small for Nairneís
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:19 taste* *the two arenít speaking to each other* *only recently were they told that they were being off to a strangerís home for an indefinite amount of time, and it hasnít gone over so well*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:20 [Wait, "their parents?"]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:20 *sets down her heavy suitcase* *mutters* Where the h**l are we going again? *pulls out a newfangled cigarette and lights it*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:21 [The only parent they share is their mom, so whose parents are they with?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:21 (Yeah. Parents, stepparents. I wasnít being very specific.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:21 [Ahhh, okay.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:21 [Also what's the name of Tom's hometown? They're heading there, right?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:22 (They would be staying with Nairneís mom/Emmaís stepmom and Emmaís dad/Nairneís stepdad.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:23 [my brain XD]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:24 [My poor burned out brain cannot handle that post, gimme a sec... XD]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:24 [Okay, so I thought Nairne and Emma shared a mom, and that their mother was Scottish.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:25 [So I thought they were half-sisters.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:29 (Yeah. Emma isnít Scottish, though; sheís American. Nairneís mom is more of a real mother to her than her own, though.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:30 (They live in the countryside, probably on the outskirts of Essex in England. Theyíll be taking a train to a major city, probably Cambridge or Colchester (which is in Essex).)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:30 [Okay.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:31 [So do they share a mom or no?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:33 (Yep. Emmaís mom has been out of the picture for a long time.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:34 [No, I mean biologically?]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:35 [Are they half-sisters or stepsisters?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:35 *their mom bustles through the door with a suitcase* *is caught red-handed- literally* Mom: So early, Emma? I keep telliní you, youíll burn your lungs to a crisp!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:36 (Theyíre stepsisters.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:37 Mom: *turns to Nairne* Youíve got everything you need, I hope?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:37 [Okay.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:38 [I thought they were half-sisters. That's why I was so confused.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:38 *her dad walks out the door with a sad smile on his face* *quickly gets rid of the cigarette*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:39 Aye, of course I have.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:41 Mom: *pats her on the shoulder and smiles* Good girl.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:43 *seems a little tense*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:48 *they get in the car and drive to the station* *her dad goes to the platform with them to say goodbye*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:49 *hugs her dad tightly, struggling to hold back tears* Dad: I love you, hon. Be on your best behavior, okay? And call me anytime. Emma: *pulls back* Yeah. Okay.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 05:50 Dad: *nods at Nairne and smiles* You too. Feel free to call. *has been trying to build a relationship with Nairne, but to little success*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:55 Mm hmm. *shakes his hand*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 05:57 Goodbye.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:02 Dad: *waves* Safe travels!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:04 *gives a halfhearted wave and boards the train* *within the next 20 minutes, the train chugs off* *stares out the window, preparing for several hours of boredom*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:05 *is pretty fidgety* *taps her toes* So where are we going again?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 06:07 [What's the name of the town they're going to?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:07 Mom: Weíre goiní to my friend Mollyís, remember? We have to go to a conference in Paris. Youíll be spending a couple of weeks there.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:07 (Itís Colchester.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 06:07 [Or wait sorry, I forgot about your post.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 06:07 [Well nvm I was about to go with Cambridge. XD]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 06:08 *Oh
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 06:08 [Sorry, I'm super burned out... XP]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 06:08 We're headin' to Colchester.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:08 Why do we have to go there? *her tone shifts from inquisitive to angry* Why couldnít we just stay with Dad?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:09 (Itís fine! Iím sorry for not being more specific.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:11 Mom: Your father works- Emma: *cuts her off* Iím twenty one-freaking-years old. Mom: *looks up from her tablet* Iím not that dim.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:12 Mom: Molly has a few kids, some of them around your age. I thought it would be nice to... well, they could use the extra company.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:14 Mom: Itíll be a lovely time, just wait and see. Emma: *crosses her arms and flops back, looking pouty*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:15 *several hours later, they arrive to Colchester* *it is still dark and dreary out* *in fact, itís raining* *holds her denim jacket over her freshly straightened hair as the three twist through the platform*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:17 *is at the train station with Cian to pick up the girls and their mom* *his own mom was too busy to come out herself, so she ultimately sent Tom out between him and Noah*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:19 *didnít want to go alone, so he brought his right hand man with him* *the two are making their way through the crowds, though slowly- Cian keeps stopping to check things out*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:21 Man, why don't we come here more often?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:23 Come on, we have to keep going. *pulls Cian away from a sign with historical facts* They could be here any minute now - where did we see they were getting off at?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:23 Iím kind of glad we donít. Too many people.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:26 *suddenly, Cian trips over someoneís suitcase* *doesnít see him, so he goes down, too* *lets out a swear*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:29 *was still staring at the sign when he tripped* ...Sorry... *his face has somehow become even redder*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:31 Watch it, mate. *the suitcase owner looks down at them disdainfully and says, ďyeah, watch it!Ē* *turns back* How about you watch where you put your stuff, eh?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:32 *pats Cian on the back when they get back up* Youíre good.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:33 Mom: *notices Tom and Cain after the tumble* Is that one of Mollyís?....
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 06:34 Who? *looks over at them*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 06:34 You mean the midgets who come in chocolate and cherry flavors?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:35 Mom: I think thatís one of Mollyís sons! *runs forward a little, waving her arms* Excuse me, excuse me!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:36 *looks up at Nairne's mom* Uhh...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:36 *sort of snorts at Nairneís remark* *runs after her stepmom, looking a bit ridiculous as she attempts to hold her jacket over her head*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:37 *is thinking, ďwhat kind of loon is this?Ē until he remembers why heís there* Reckon that must be them.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:39 Mom: Thomas! I havenít seen you since you were a wee one! *hugs him* Thomas: *smiles* I canít say I remember that, but itís nice to see you.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:39 Mom: *looks at Cian* And you are?... Are you Noah?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:45 No, ma'am.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:45 I'm Cian, a family friend.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:45 Nice to meet you.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:47 Mom: And you. *backs up so that Emma and Nairne are at the forefront* This is my daughter, Nairne, and my stepdaughter, Emma.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:48 *averts her eyes and gives them a halfhearted smile*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 06:51 *waves in greeting*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:52 *glances at them shyly* Lovely to meet you both.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:53 Well, the carís back this way. We better get going so weíll be in time for dinner.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:55 *Tom brings them to an old van and takes the wheel* *she, Nairne, and her stepmom are stuffed in the back* *the drive is quite long, and the rain pelts against the windshield relentlessly* *to add to that, Tomís driving is a tad reckless* *is amused by
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:55 that- doesnít think he even looks old enough to drive*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:56 *the car bounces down some backroads and into a clearing* *a large, 18th century-style cottage looms ahead*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 06:56 Well, this is home. *pulls into the driveway* Welcome.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 06:57 *scoffs a little* So where are the seven dwarves? *is used to more modern dwellings*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 07:05 Theyíre not here, Iím sorry to say. *gets out of the car and opens the back door*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:05 I mean, do you even have electricity here?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 07:06 *pauses* *that comment sort of stung* Itís not that old.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 07:08 *his mother appears at the door* *she definitely looks frazzled, and has deep bags under her eyes* *a head of curly red hair appears behind her, and Noah comes up moments later*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 07:08 *his mom and Nairneís mom have a noisy reunion filled with hugging*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 07:08 *@ Emma* Do you have electricity in your brain?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:10 *rolls her eyes* I hope so.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Apr.26 07:12 *slowly walks up to Nairne and Emma* *is wearing a pair of bunny ears* *says shyly* Hello.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 07:12 *looks very awkward*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 07:12 *smiles down at Di* Hi!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 07:12 What's your name?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Apr.26 07:15 *says pretty innocently* Di.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Apr.26 07:15 Are you our new friends?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 07:15 Yes we are!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 07:15 I'm Nairne and this is Emma.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:21 *forces a fake smile* *had just begun a fight with Nairne, and being at their house has been overwhelming* *says in a high-pitched voice* Hi!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:21 Molly: *gestures towards Nairne and Emma* Girls, let me show you to your room!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 07:22 Alrighty. *follows*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 07:23 Nice to meet ya, Miss Molly.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:23 *hauls her stuff into the house after Nairne * *the ascend some creaking steps, and Molly reveals a room with yellowing floral wallpaper* This is it!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:24 Molly: I hope itíll suit you well... Emma: *steps inside* *does a double take when she notices that thereís only one bed*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 07:28 *doesn't look too happy at the sight of the bed either, but says "Thank you" to Molly*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:30 Molly: *beams* Good. Dinner will be ready in a few minutes. *pats Nairne affectionately on the shoulder and leaves*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:31 *sits on the edge of the bed, which creaks under her weight* *wants to call her dad*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Apr.26 07:32 *peers into the doorway* Do you like your new room?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 07:33 Yeah, it's lovely.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:39 *sighs* Can you guys maybe get out of here for a few minutes?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Apr.26 07:45 Iím sorry youíre sad. You seem sad about something.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:45 Iím not! Iím fine. *glares at Nairne*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:46 Just-please. Can you leave?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 07:50 Well...fine, I guess. *looks mildly irritated**drops her bag off and leaves*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Apr.26 07:50 Okay. *doesnít seem bothered by this* *says to Nairne* We can meet all of my pets; you have to meet all of them. Whatís your name again?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:53 *shuts the door behind them* *sits on the bed and calls her dad*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:55 *about ten minutes later, she is called by her stepmom* *huffs* I have to go now. *says goodbye and hangs up* *almost trips over a cat on her way out*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 07:56 My name's Nairne.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 07:56 And I'd love to meet your pets.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 07:56 *said that before Emma started her call*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:57 *when she gets to the dining room, everyone is seated around the table* *swiftly takes a seat next to Nairne* *says robotically* Wow, dinner looks delicious, thank you. *didnít even look at what was being served, although it is one of her favorites-
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 07:57 shepherdís pie*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 07:59 Thanks. We thought weíd give it a go by making it ourselves.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 08:00 *pokes at the crust, which is crumbly and a bit scorched* *nods, as if to say that it shows*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 08:01 *Molly and Nairneís mom do a lot of catching up, as well as initiating small talk* *glances at Cian from across the table*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 08:01 *grins cheekily, happy at Emma's statement and clearly not noticing that it was robotic-sounding*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Apr.26 08:02 *eats the pie without saying anything*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 08:08 Molly: So, what did you think youíll be doing while weíre gone? *looks pointedly at Tom* Tom: Oh, well thereís loads of stuff. We have board games... Molly: Did you tell them about the pond? Tom: Oh yeah, we can go swimming.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Apr.26 08:09 *Tom is struggling to answer, so heís relieved when she pipes in* We have lots of pets. We even have a horse! Her name is Daisy. *pets one of her dogs under the table*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 08:10 *already looks bored*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 08:11 Molly: What about you, Noah? Do you have any ideas as to how youíd like to entertain our guests?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 08:13 *suddenly feels something slick against her knee* *looks down and sees a fluffy golden tail* *the dog has decided to lick her knee* *jerks backwards*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Apr.26 08:13 *shrugs his shoulders* Not really.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Apr.26 08:13 *glances over at Emma*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 08:19 *makes eye contact with him, but quickly looks away* *Noah is shockingly attractive*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 08:20 Molly: *chuckles nervously* Iím sure youíll all have a wonderful time.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Apr.26 08:22 *dinner finishes on a rather quiet note* Molly: *sounds serious* Tom and Nairne, weíd like to talk to you in my office before you go to bed. Noah, too.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 08:23 Alrighty then. *gets up*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 08:23 Alright. *absentmindedly wipes his face with a napkin before rising from the table* *has always found it a little weird that Noah, the eldest brother, didnít take on the level of responsibility he had to* *itís never been more apparent now*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Apr.26 08:24 *gets up as well*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 08:24 *pets the dog and goes to follow Molly*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 08:24 (I have to go now. Next week might be a little weird - I have finals. I wonít be online tomorrow night because my anatomy exam is on Monday. I also have an exam Friday, so I wonít be online Thursday. However, I might be able to make it Wednesday instead.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.26 08:25 (I hope you have a great week, and good luck with those classes! See ya!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 08:32 [Alright, goodnight!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 08:32 [Finals come for me in about two weeks. However, one of my classes is going to give some people exemptions/let people pass without taking the final; I hope to get an exemption as well.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.26 08:33 [Good luck with your finals! Study hard!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Apr.30 03:15 (Thanks! Sorry for the late notice, but I will not be online tonight. See you Friday!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.30 05:02 [Dang, see you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.30 05:03 [I hope you're doing well on your finals! I have an update regarding mine: two of my professors have allowed me to take my current grade and use it as a final grade; thus, I don't have to take finals for two of my classes! :D Unfortunately, the hardest
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Apr.30 05:03 class (physics) is not among my classes that have exempted their finals.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 04:46 [I'm here! Sorry I'm late.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 04:55 (Hey! No problem. About your exams- thatís great to hear! Iím not surprised about the physics, though...)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:00 [I may or may not have lucked out on physics too in that we were supposed to have an exam this week...except the professor has gone radio silent.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:01 [He said we were going to have an exam and assigned homework as part of pretest review. I did the homework, but no exam was ever posted.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:01 *exam this week
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:03 [Next week is finals, though.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:03 [Thank goodness I only have the physics final to do.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:06 (Okay, thatís definitely weird. I know something happened like that with my sisterís economic professor (who was a lot like your physics professor, actually), but it was for a quiz. An exam is a different story.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:07 (Whether or not you have the physics exam, itís definitely a relief that you only have one.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:12 [Yep. Unless he decides to do the exam over the weekend or something, and I don't know if he's allowed to do that.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:13 [He did say that we get to drop our grade from an entire exam. Maybe he decided to shirk that rule and just not do the exam at all.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:13 [That rule doesn't count the final BTW.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:15 (It would be nice if he could communicate that to you guys, though. Guess he decided to peace out instead... maybe.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:18 [I figure he'll HAVE to say something soon. He doesn't even have the final posted yet last time I checked.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:23 (Yeah. Hopefully something will be posted next week. Iím guessing students have emailed him already asking about it.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:24 [Probably. I actually did that while emailing him my finished homework.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:37 [RPing?]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:42 [Oh, and how did your exams go?]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:42 (Sorry for the delayed response! I was doing something.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:44 (Sure! Also, they went pretty well I think! I know that wasnít the case for some people, who used Google answers that werenít even in the lecture...)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:44 [It's fine!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:52 *the three are gathered in Mollyís office, Noah standing near the door* *looks a little apprehensive, because thereís something extremely somber about the atmosphere*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:52 [Wait, people were using Google during the final?!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:53 Molly: *says with a tight smile* As you know, youíll be spending some time to yourselves. And as our three eldest children, we wanted to go over some things.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:55 (Yep. This was an anatomy exam with a free response section. One of my anatomy exams was proctored, but the final two were not, revealing some obvious cheating.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:56 [Ugh... -_____-]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:57 (The Google answers were identified by my professor/TAs in the free response section. I think those who used answers that were from Google got reported, but Iím not sure.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:59 (Yeah, itís incredibly frustrating. I didnít cheat, and knowing that other people (who may have looked up answers but were more discrete) might have gotten ahead without deserving it is annoying. Itís too bad integrity canít be seen in a grade.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 05:59 Nairneís mom: Do you know why weíre leaving tomorrow?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:00 *may know the answer to that question, but he doesnít want to think about it*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:01 [I'm guessing "free response" means "short essay" questions (that's what my institution calls them, I think)?]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:01 [I really don't understand why people think they can Google things, copy and paste, and get away with it.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:01 [My college uses plagiarism-detecting algorithms to catch that crap.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:01 [H**l, my mom's a professor and all she has to do is copy and paste a suspicious passage into Google and she'll find exactly what the student used.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.2 06:06 You have a diplomatic assignment.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.2 06:07 *sounds vaguely annoyed and tired, as if the question was too easy* [BTW, if she's wrong, please tell me why they're leaving and I'll scratch that. I'm not 100% sure if I remembered correctly.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:23 (Once again, I apologize for the delay. I should be answering more frequently now.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.2 06:25 [It's fine! I've been busy as well.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:26 (Yeah, itís ridiculous. In fact, Iím starting to think that people are a little stupider in college (the early years, anyways) than high school. I donít know if itís the circumstances, but the cheating and dishonesty has been more prevalent than I ever
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:28 remember. The questions were more like fill-in-the-blank. Iím a little more astounded by the sheer laziness of those students - they couldíve tried a little harder if they wanted the right answer.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.2 06:28 [Yeah, WTH?]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.2 06:29 [Also I do remember one time I witnessed someone cheating during a proctored final. I was taking a calculus 2 final in the same room as students taking a final for another math class--possibly also calculus.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:29 Nairneís mom: *nods* Molly: There have been tensions in London. A certain group of people have become... upset with the government. Whether or not theyíre justified is yet to be determined.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.2 06:30 [There was a guy sitting in front of me. He had crutches (he obviously had a broken leg) and had piled his backpack and jacket high on top of the table.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.2 06:30 [The teacher was sitting in the front of the room. The guy propped his phone upright against his backpack and jacket, where the teacher couldn't see it.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.2 06:30 [I saw him looking at graphs for various equations on his phone. I told the teacher about it after the test.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:32 Nairneís mom: A meeting could mean the difference between saving lives, and saving relationships with other countries. Tom: *vaguely remembers seeing something on the news about a massive accident, but at the time, it seemed too far away to be of real
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:32 danger*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:33 (Dang... you did the right thing. He shouldnít have had things on his desk to begin with, but...)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:35 *looks worried* Will you be okay? In Paris? Molly: *smiles a little* Weíll be fine. We just want to make sure you and everyone else will be okay.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:36 Molly: Youíre not to let Di to hear about any of this. Sheís too young, and I worry about her. If anyone comes to the door, donít answer it. *gives a few more instructions* *smiles* Iíll trust that youíll take good care of this house, Tomcat.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:37 Mum... *is embarrassed by the old nickname, but it brings a small smile to his face*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:38 Nairneís mom: Youíre all to get along. *glances at Nairne* That couldnít be more important. *turns towards Nairne* I know that Emma is a pain in the arse, but watch over her. Will you do that for me?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.2 06:41 Yes, mum.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:42 Nairneís mom: *smiles* Good girl.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:43 *he and Nairne are excused, but Molly asks for Noah to stay back*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:43 Molly: *sounds stern* I want a word with you.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.2 06:45 *is sitting around in the shared room when Nairne walks in* *notices Nairne looking pretty solemn* What was that all about?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.2 06:50 What is it?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.2 06:51 Mum and Molly are just making sure everything's going to be alright while they're gone.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 06:53 Molly: *lowers her voice* Youíre not going to back out again. Youíre not going to sit in your room all day on your computer, isolated from everyone else. I wonít allow it.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.2 06:56 *looks a bit confused* What's this about?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.2 06:56 *his tone is artificially innocent*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 07:01 Molly: You know what Iím talking about. Your brother has been doing what you shouldíve been doing for six years, and youíre older than him! He canít do it all himself. Your brother needs you. Both he and Di do.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.2 07:04 *doesnít say anything, but Nairneís expression has her feeling a little worried*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.2 07:07 And what should I have been doing? Ignoring my schoolwork and flunking my classes?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 07:12 Molly: No, but you couldíve been less selfish.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.2 07:15 "Selfish?!"
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 07:20 Molly: *ignores that outburst* Youíre to help with the cleaning and the cooking. And I want you engaging with everyone. Do you understand?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.2 07:25 No, I don't.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 07:28 Molly: *sits back, arms crossed* *looks frustrated* Iíd like to know why.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.2 07:29 (I have to go now, Iíll see you tomorrow!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.2 07:29 [Aw, bye!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.3 04:05 [I'm on! I also have something to share with you; if you log onto Hangouts I can send it to you. :D]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 04:44 (Hi! Sorry Iím late. I was watching a movie.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 04:45 (Great! Send away!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.3 04:46 [Okie dokie!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.3 04:46 *]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.3 05:02 I've been doing everything I can.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 05:13 Molly: You have to try and do more.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 05:16 Molly: *sighs and leans back* I know this has been hard for you. I do. *pauses* Maybe when this is over... maybe youíll be able to move to the city.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.3 05:21 *hesitates, then nods a little* I'll try.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 05:25 *smiles tiredly* Thank you. Iím sorry staying here hasnít been ideal, and I donít blame you if you think weíre all a bunch of gits.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 05:25 *Molly
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.3 05:29 ...I don't think that...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 05:30 Molly: *smiles* Youíre just saying that.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.3 05:31 You're just saying that. *however, he's smiling a little*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 05:37 *rises from her chair, grinning* Ah, I got you there. Itís getting rather late... I suppose I should get my things gathered...
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.3 05:40 *nods a little*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.3 05:40 *as she begins to leave he says:* Mom?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.3 05:41 *is lingering around in the hallway* *sees Molly asking Noah to help her with something before getting distracted over the location of her boarding pass* *leans against the wall and watches a little, arms crossed*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 05:42 Molly: *stumbles back into her office* *mutters to herself* Oh, here it is. *picks it up* *turns to face Noah* Yes, dear?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.3 05:42 *hugs her*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 05:44 Molly: Oh- *hugs him back a little awkwardly at first, but her hug is warm and appreciative*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.3 05:47 *isn't the first to let go in the hug*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 05:47 Molly: *sniffs deeply* *looks back at Noah with a reddish, tear-stained face* *is caught up in emotion* Youíll always be my little boy.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.3 05:47 *at the end of the hug*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.3 05:51 *smiles a little, looking a bit awkward*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 05:54 *leaves her office and prepares to get everything ready for the trip* *she and Nairneís mom are set to leave very early the next morning*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.3 05:55 *leaves the office as well**stops and looks at Emma, but then moves on to his room without saying anything*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.3 05:56 *has been hit by the reality that the only person sheíll really have left for an indefinite amount of time is Nairne* *sleeps very little that night, and Nairne is tossing and turning*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.3 05:58 *hasnít really slept much when her stepmom/Nairneís mom comes in to wake them up* *stumbles downstairs to say goodbye*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:00 *is up too, and so is Noah* *has barely even slept* *stands by Diís door and watches as Molly leans down to give his drowsy sister a kiss* *feels a pang in his stomach*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.3 06:02 *slept somewhat better than Emma**isn't too drowsy when she goes to say goodbye to her mother*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:04 *hugs his mom tightly after she comes out of Diís room* *is trying to hold back tears*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:04 Nairneís mom: *hugs Nairne goodbye* *it is emotional, but the two are joking around a bit*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.3 06:08 *says goodbye, but it is more formal, and sheís exhausted*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:09 Molly: *goes over to Noah and give him a tight hug* *murmurs into his shoulder* Take care of them for me.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.3 06:10 *jokes around a bit more than a bit in order to try to lift her mother's mood*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.3 06:11 I'll...I'll try.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:27 Molly: *looks back at him hopefully and pats him on the shoulder*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:28 *helps them bring their stuff to the car, and stands in the driveway until he canít see them driving off any longer*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:29 *looks at the ground and kicks some gravel* *the world seems a lot quieter now for some reason*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.3 06:30 *goes back upstairs to catch up on some sleep* *feels sort of numb*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.3 06:32 *turns to Noah* Mind if I use your kitchen? Noah: *seems a little surprised and/or flustered* Uh...no...? Nairne: Alright, thank you. *goes to the kitchen and starts making tea*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.3 06:36 *goes back to his room as well**has too much on his mind to sleep, though*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:36 *is asleep in the house next door*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:37 *walks back into the house, looking glum* *paces around the living room* *notices Nairne moving around the kitchen* *inches closer* *the tea kettle starts whistling*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:37 Uh... think youíll have any left over?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.3 06:42 Oh yeh, I'll have plenty.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.3 06:42 *finishes making the tea and pours herself a cup**pours a second cup and holds it out to Tom*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:43 *quickly smiles* Brilliant. Thank you.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:45 *goes into the living room* *sweeps some of Diís dress-up things off the couch and sits down* *slowly sips on the hot tea and surveys the living room*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:47 *has done this all before, but the burden feels heavier - and more extensive - than ever* *tries to brainstorm things for everyone to do, taking more frequent sips of tea* *his mind is whirring but he doesnít seem to be getting anywhere*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.3 06:49 *gets a bit of breakfast as well and comes to the living room* Nice place...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:49 *is soon heading out the front door* *begins trimming the hedges a bit* *finds that to be somewhat therapeutic*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.3 06:49 *doesn't get an answer and looks at Tom* Uuuhhhmmm...Earth to Tom!?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:50 (By the way, Tom didnít leave because Nairne came in. He mightíve left beforehand.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.3 06:55 [Oh...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.3 06:55 *]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.3 06:56 [I intended for what Nairne said/did to occur prior to him going outside to trim the hedges.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 06:59 (Okay. I didnít see that post before I posted.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 07:00 *Nairneís question may have prompted him to go outside* *it did bring him ďback to EarthĒ in a way, and was also kind of embarrassing*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 07:00 *close to an hour later, Cian comes sauntering over* *stops what heís doing and grins* Hi.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.3 07:04 Hi! How're ya doin'?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 07:10 *starts trimming some leaves off again* Mum left today.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.3 07:16 Oh...how ya farin'?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 07:25 *shrugs* Weíll see.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 07:26 I mean- *lowers his voice* I barely even know those two. Iíve only seen them at dinner. How the h**l am I supposed to entertain them?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.3 07:31 (I have to go now. I should be online tomorrow night! See you then!)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.3 07:33 [Alright, see you! Goodnight!]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.3 07:33 Well...we gotta try something...
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.3 07:33 Hey, maybe I can help cook! *grins*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.4 03:45 [I'm here!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 05:23 (Hey! Sorry Iím late. I was watching a movie. Itís almost over though.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.4 05:25 [Hey! It's fine, I've been kinda busy.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 05:41 *laughs a little* If you want to give it a go, yeah.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 05:42 I know Mumís got some cookbooks if you want to look through those.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.4 05:42 Alright...you wanna help?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.4 06:02 [You still there?]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 06:03 (Yeah. Sorry about that!)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 06:04 Maybe later. Iím almost done with this.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 06:05 *Di walks outside, looking tired but fairly happy* *smiles* *Cian being there has really improved his mood* Good morning. How are you doing today?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.4 06:12 Good. *walks over and promptly hugs Tom*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 06:14 *drops his shears and hugs her tightly* *starts getting emotional all over again* *pulls away and goes back to work*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.4 06:15 *brings her dogs out and starts jumping on a nearby trampoline* *is donning a cape*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.4 06:17 *it is about 9 am* *is unpleasantly awoken by the sounds of Tom and Cian bantering away and the squeaking trampoline springs* Ughhh... *rolls over*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.4 06:19 *isnít just annoyed, sheís p**sed* *stumbles over to the window, opens it, and chucks a pillow out*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 06:20 *is laughing at something Cian said* Thatís bloody mental- *is suddenly whomped in the face by the pillow* *falls back*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 06:20 BLOODY H*LL!!!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.4 06:25 Oi!! The h**l was that about?!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.4 06:26 *was chuckling slightly when he said that, though**in reality he's
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.4 06:26 *he's mostly confused*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 06:28 *looks up and shades his eyes* No idea. *murmurs* Iím going to find out. *walks inside*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 06:31 *enters the kitchen to find Noah attempting to make breakfast/a second bacon for everyone* *eyes a limp piece of bacon he flips over* Canít remember the last time I saw you doing that.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.4 06:42 *is clearly a bit frustrated/irritated**mutters* Can't remember the last time I saw you doing this either...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 06:47 Maybe because you never leave your room, yeah? *pauses* *holds up the pillow* Know who threw this at me?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.4 06:59 Emma did.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 07:04 *lets out an irritated sigh through his nose* Sheís a lovely girl, I can tell.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 07:05 I reckon breakfast is almost ready?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.4 07:16 Mmm hmm.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 07:27 Alright. Iíll call in the lot. *opens the door and announces to Di and Cian (and probably Nairne if sheís in the living room) that breakfast is ready* *then goes upstairs to get Emma*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 07:28 *stands in front of the door for a bit, contemplating what heís going to say* *then knocks*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.4 07:29 *opens the door brusquely moments later* *has messy hair and is wearing baggy pajamas* What?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 07:31 *looks at her with slightly raised eyebrows* Just wanted to return this. *hands back the pillow* Also, breakfast is ready.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.4 07:32 Oh. *takes the pillow* Thanks. *is a little embarrassed*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.4 07:33 *is meanwhile already helping herself to some (very burnt) toast and jam* *says a little shyly* Thank you for breakfast, Noah.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 07:34 *runs back downstairs and to the table* *takes a seat across from Nairne* Did you know your sister threw a pillow at me from the second floor this morning? *laughs a little* Knocked me right on my arse.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.4 07:37 [Sorry for disappearing a lot. I've been drawing.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 07:43 (Thatís fine!)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.4 07:44 *descends the staircase, looking tired* *takes a seat without saying anything*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.4 07:49 *surveys the breakfast spread: limp bacon, burnt toast, eggs, jam, and cheese* *blurts rudely* Who eats cheese for breakfast?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 07:53 *glances up at Emma* You look just the type.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.4 07:54 *says lightly* Youíre being a d***, Tom.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.4 07:55 I wasnít... I donít know whatís wrong with cheese for breakfast, thatís all.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.4 07:56 *is a little surprised that Di said something she shouldnít have without any intervention* *smiles a little*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.4 07:56 (I have to go now. I should be on tomorrow!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.4 07:57 [Aw, bye!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.5 02:14 (Just wanted to let you know that I could be pretty late again tonight.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.5 05:30 (Iím here! I wonít be able to stay online for long because I have a meeting tomorrow.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.5 05:32 *eats the toast, but it is burnt so badly that her eyes start watering* *notices the dogs sniffing under the table* *discreetly tosses it to them*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.5 05:39 [I'm here!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.5 05:39 [Sorry I'm late myself. I got used to our previous schedule and forgot you'd be online; I'm sorry!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.5 05:41 [Also alright.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.5 05:42 (Hi! Itís all good.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.5 05:42 [Also Emma just offended every European imaginable with "Who eats cheese for breakfast?" XD]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.5 05:42 [At the very least, the breakfasts served in the hotels I've been in in Europe always, always, ALWAYS had great cheese and great bread.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.5 05:43 *eats without saying anything and, more disconcertingly, without making a face*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.5 05:47 Yeh, cheese is amazing.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.5 05:47 *has some rather runny eggs (though he actually likes them this way) and cheese with hyper-burnt toast*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.5 05:58 (Haha, yeah. That was totally the point.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.5 05:59 *barely managed to get it down* *not only was the bacon tough; it was partially uncooked*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.5 06:00 *cleared her plate for the most part, although there are burnt toast crusts scattered around*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:00 *is too awkward to leave much on his plate, so he winds up forcing a lot of the burnt toast down*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:01 *his eyes are so watery that he looks like he's on the verge of crying*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.5 06:03 *quickly gets up* *carries her plate almost meekly to the sink, then makes an awkward retreat back upstairs*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:04 *pushes back from the table* Thanks for breakfast, Noah.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.5 06:06 'Welcome.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:06 Yeh, it was great! *coughs a little**quickly gets up, puts his plate in the sink, and goes outside quickly*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:13 *once everyone is gone, he brings back a pile of dusty books and throws them on the table* *opens the door - Cian is out front looking for interesting creatures*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:14 ĎEy Cian? Can you come here? Iíve got a favor to ask of you.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:17 Sure!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:18 *comes over*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:19 *leads him over to the table and gestures towards the books* *keeps his voice down* Youíd probably agree that breakfast was rubbish. Noahís never cookiní again.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:20 Agreed.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:25 *pages through a cookbook* The shepherdís pie didnít go over well either, and since you said youíd be interested in taking up cooking... *glances at him with a look of mock seriousness* ...itís up to you to save us all from malnourishment.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:26 If you can find something for dinner, Iíll do whatever you want me to do for the rest of the week.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:27 *looks at him right in the eye just as seriously* It's a deal.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:32 *grins* Good man. *pats him on the shoulder on his way out* Thereís no time to waste.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:33 *enters the living room* *Nairne is sprawled out on the couch reading a book* Uh- hey.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:39 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:41 [Aw, bye!]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.5 06:42 *has taken the cookbook and started flipping through it**however, as soon as he gets outside, he gets sidetracked by a bug that intrigues him*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.5 06:42 *looks up from the book* Hey.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 04:37 [I'm here!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:02 (Hey! Sorry Iím late.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:02 Hey. Iím glad to see that youíre making yourself at home. Seriously.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:04 Uh- I was just wondering if you and your sister wanted to have a look around the place? *points outside*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 05:08 [Hey! It's fine.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 05:09 I don't know about Emma, but I sure do. *gets up
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 05:09 **
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:18 Alright. Well, Iíll go ask her. *runs upstairs and knocks on the door* Emma: What. Tom: *opens the door* Hey, uh... Iím going to show my sister around the place, and wondered if you wanted to come?...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 05:19 *is sitting on the floor, looking at her phone* *freezes* *appears to be considering* *mutters resolutely* No thanks.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:20 Okay... *shuts the door slowly*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:20 *says to Nairne when he gets back down* Geez, she sure is a stick-in-the-mud.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.6 05:21 *suddenly comes running towards Tom* Can I come with you, can I come with you? Please?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 05:21 *watches Tom come back**doesn't seem surprised that he's alone*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:24 Yes, but youíd better hurry up. *opens the door and leads Nairne outside* *the dogs come bounding out as well*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.6 05:25 *grabs a small pink-and-yellow backpack off the floor and follows them out*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:26 *is figuring out where to take them when he notices Cian digging around nearby* Oi, I thought you were inside?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:30 Wot??
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 05:35 *smiles* Hey! *pets the dogs*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.6 05:39 Hi! *starts babbling to Nairne*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:40 Weíre all bloody depending on you, remember?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.6 05:41 *is talking about her backpack* ...Explorer Erica says youíll never know when you need something, so I make sure to carry it with me whenever I go outside. *is referencing a show she watches*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:43 Oh...yeh.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:43 Oops.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 05:51 That's a great idea, Di!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 05:51 [British bootleg Dora? XD]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:55 *gets up a bit guiltily*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:59 (Oh my gosh, haha. That sounds about right.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 05:59 Youíre fine. I thought youíd better get started before time runs out.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:08 *adds quietly* Before Noah finds out... *smirks*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:10 *starts walking* *yells over his shoulder* Looking forward to whatever masterpiece you come up with!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:11 Alright...I'm on it... *heads back inside*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 06:12 *comes over and walks beside Tom* So Di likes British bootleg Dora, huh?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 06:12 *is watching out the window* *sees the party walking towards an old barn, the dogs galloping after them* *turns away and thinks deeply for a moment* *then runs out the door*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:13 What? *chuckles a little, then makes the connection* Oh, like Dora the Explorer. *laughs* Yeah. You could say sheís a superfan.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:14 What? *chuckles a little, then makes the connection* Oh, like Dora the Explorer. *laughs* Yeah. You could say sheís a superfan.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:15 (Oops, double post.) I had to drive her out to Ipswich this spring to go meet her, and let me tell you, it was a big bloody riot - of toddlers, that is.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 06:22 Hey, wait!!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:23 *turns around, looking puzzled*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 06:24 *slows down, panting* *tucks a lock of hair behind her ear and glances at Tom* Sorry, I- sorry for being rude. And sorry for throwing a pillow at you earlier.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:25 *smiles a little* Itís fine.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.6 06:26 *peeks at Emma behind Nairne* Have you met the dogs yet?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 06:27 No. *crouches down next to them* What are their names? Di: This is Daisy, and thatís Lizzy. Emma: *smiles* Hey guys. *pets them*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 06:28 *raises her eyebrows at Emma*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 06:29 They look just like the dog I used to have... *chuckles* She wouldíve loved it here. It was so hard walking them in the city. Di: Do you still have it? Emma: No... we gave her to a friend when I moved here. *looks blank all of a sudden*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 06:30 *stands up and pretends she didnít see Nairneís look* Where are we going now?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:30 Well, I should probably show you the creek. *Di bounds after him excitedly*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:31 *leads them past the barn and into a clearing* *beyond that clearing is a small creek, which flows into a basin of water* *a willow tree looms above it, creating a sort of ledge*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:32 This is where we go swimming in the summer. Weíve already been in this year. Itís quite nice.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 06:35 This is braw!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:37 *grins at Nairne* Ainít it?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.6 06:38 Can we go swimming today?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:39 Eh... maybe not today. It might rain. But probably tomorrow. Di: Aw, okay. *doesnít seem too disappointed*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 06:40 *is glad Tom told Di they couldnít* *even if they do plan on it tomorrow, thereís no chance sheís going in* *is sure there are snakes or something at the bottom*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:42 *moves on to the barn, where they visit the horse* *then leads them through a glade and into a clearing that reveals rows of beautiful blossoming trees*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 06:43 Dang, that's shan...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 06:43 The water looks beautiful.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:45 *slows down and looks at them contemplatively, then abruptly moves forward* Thereís something I want to show you.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 06:46 Hm?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:46 *leads them over to a rickety fence* *hops over the side, then opens the gate for them* Technically weíre not supposed to be here, but... we go anyways.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 06:49 *doesnít see what could possibly be so interesting about a grassy field* *however, a little further on, they can see countless valleys dipping and folding far into the distance*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 06:49 *has seen this kind of scenery in Scotland, but she didnít imagine itíd be so close to their house, too*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:50 *points* Out there, if you look closely enough, youíll be able to see a castle. *kneels down*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 06:51 *stares out, smiling a little**her smile seems bittersweet*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 06:51 *it takes a bit of searching, but she is able to find some crumbling ruins in the distance* Wow.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 06:53 *glances at Emma, curious about her reaction*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 06:55 Itís amazing to think that, at one point, people who were more important than us lived there. Kings and queens, maybe. Now theyíre lost to time.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.6 06:56 *doesnít say anything* *is a little transfixed by Tomís commentary* *sits down and looks, twisting some grass while she does so*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 06:57 Yeah... *hadnít really thought of it that way* *moreover, sheís not used to being surrounding by ancient history* *walks a little closer, appearing fascinated*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 07:00 *feels a droplet hit her arm* *ignores it, but then they multiply* Did you say it was supposed to rain?... *doesnít need anyone to answer - ominous clouds are rolling in*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 07:01 Ah, (BLEEP). Weíre gonna have to run home. *the drops are now coming down in a steady stream*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.6 07:03 Wait! *unzips her backpack* *pulls out an umbrella and a small purple raincoat* *shoves the raincoat towards Emma, and hands Nairne the umbrella* *however, Nairne is struggling to open it*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 07:05 Thank you!! *tries opening it but can't**mutters* God d*** it...son of a [BLEEP]...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 07:07 *is trying to tie the raincoat around her hair, but it keeps falling down*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 07:09 Here, lemme help. *isnít having much luck* *mutters* Ch*ap piece of (BLEEP)...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 07:12 Weíre gonna get soaked!!
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.6 07:12 *there is a clap of thunder* *shrieks* *the dogs bark*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 07:13 [BLEEP] it, let's go! *starts running**jumps over the fence*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 07:18 *roars a bit gleefully* WEíD BETTER RUN LIKE H*LL!
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.6 07:19 *she and Emma are bringing up the rear* WAIT FOR ME! *unfortunately, itís every man for himself* *has to fight to keep up*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 07:20 *the dogs go barreling past her in a race to the house* *is not too far behind Tom*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 07:22 *races to the house, making it there first (not counting the dogs, who are faster than everyone else)*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 07:23 *suddenly - and epically - slides to the ground*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.6 07:25 *bursts out laughing* *is laughing so hard that her sides hurt* *runs up to Tom and offers him a hand*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 07:25 Bloody h*ll, almost broke my back. *is sort of laughing about it, too*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.6 07:26 *he and Emma make it back to the house next* *poor Di struggles to make it back quickly, but eventually gets there*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.6 07:27 *arrives nearly on the brink of tears*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.6 07:27 (I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.6 07:42 [Aw, bye!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 04:13 [I'm here!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 04:50 *opens the door and ushers everyone in*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 05:04 (Hey! So sorry Iím late. I was watching Lord of the Rings (halfof it, actually) and it was longer than I expected.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 05:04 That was insane!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 05:05 Iím soaked. *seems frustrated by that, but sheís smiling a little*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 05:15 [Hey!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 05:15 I'm soaked too! *sounds more excited by that than anything else*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 05:15 Hey Di, are you okay?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.7 05:34 *sniffs a little* Yeah.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.7 05:35 *says stubbornly to Tom* That was Daddy watering the trees.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 05:37 *looks slightly confused, but says nothing*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 05:39 *comes over* Wow, you guys look like [BLEEP]! *is grinning cheekily*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.7 05:49 *says stubbornly to Tom* That was Daddy watering the trees.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.7 05:50 (Oops, double post.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 05:51 *says to Di* Yeah, thatís right on the money.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 05:51 *grins* You would too, if you had ran through a bloody downpour.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 05:52 *mutters* You shouldíve seen Tom. He fell on his butt.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 05:53 *laughs* That I did. Hey, whatíve you been up to while we were gone?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 05:56 I've been experimenting@
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 05:56 *!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 05:56 Wanna see?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:06 Yeah, of course!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:06 (By the way, what would Noah be doing?)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:09 [He's still figuring things out. He likely went back to his room for a while.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:09 Come on! *heads to the kitchen*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:13 *follows Cian to see whatís cooking*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:13 (Okay. Heís about to get a call.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:13 *as stated, Noah receives a call from Molly*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.7 06:17 *picks up the phone*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.7 06:17 Hello?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 06:17 *smells Cian's cooking before she sees it* Oh my [BLEEP]ing GAWD-
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:18 *some dark brown horribleness is cooking in a big pot*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:25 (Hahaha. I wasnít really expecting that, honestly.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:26 *was all smiles until he saw - or smelled, rather - the substances bubbling away on the stove* *freezes, his mouth hanging open*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:27 Oh my god, mate! *says in a sort of high-pitched way* What the bloody h**l have you been cookiní?!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:28 *takes a step closer* It looks like a bubbling crock of (BLEEP)!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:28 Molly: Hi dear. I just wanted to call to let you know that weíve landed. How are you keeping up?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:31 *looks rather sad*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:32 It's...it's supposed to be Irish beef stew...
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.7 06:33 Alright. How are you?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:37 Molly: Iím doing well... just a bit tired. Are you getting along with everyone else?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:37 Iím sorry, but I really couldnít tell the difference.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.7 06:41 I guess so.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 06:42 *looks in the pot* It IS a bubbling crock of [BLEEP].
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 06:42 You weren't wrong.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:52 Molly: Good. Maybe you can try to get everyone together and do something fun. We have loads of board games. Maybe you could play one of those tonight.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:53 *is honestly glad to hear that* *stirs the pot a little* Iím not even sure if this should be called broth...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 06:53 *spoons up a jagged piece of potato - or some mysterious vegetable*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.7 06:54 Yeah, sure, maybe...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 06:54 That honestly looks like one of my grandma's infamous warts.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 06:54 Don't put it in your mouth, that's cannibalism.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:05 Molly: Try, if you can. *pauses* Well, Iíll let you go. I love you.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:05 *bursts out laughing* Oooo, savage...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 07:06 *is actually a little concerned about whatís going on in the kitchen*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:16 Now whatíre we gonna have? Is there any way to salvage this?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.7 07:17 Love you too. Bye. *hangs up*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 07:17 Is there any way to salvage Chernobyl?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:18 *is laughing again*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 07:18 *walks in* Are you making soup or something?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 07:19 I wish.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 07:19 In actuality he replicated the accident in Chernobyl in a pot. I'm really rather impressed.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:19 *chuckles and scratches the back of his neck, his face very red**there's hurt in his eyes, though*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:20 [Tom is probably the only one who can tell that Cian is putting on a front and is rather hurt (in addition to obviously being embarrassed).]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:22 *is laughing, but he notices Cian is uncomfortable* *gives him a pat on the back* Hey. You tried, mate.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 07:22 *speaks up again* If itís soup, I might be able to salvage it.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:27 Well, itís supposed to be stew.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:27 Irish beef stew...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 07:31 Great. Iím gonna need some broth if you have some, then a pot and a strainer.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:33 Okay, okay... *goes rummaging around, trying to keep that all straight* *manages to find a container of broth* *sets it on the counter* Vegetable. *puts everything else down too*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 07:35 Thanks. *pours it all in* Weíre gonna let this simmer for a bit. *strains ďChernobylĒ to the best of her abilities, but some of the vegetables are still soggy* *sees some remnants lying on the counter*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 07:37 *gestures towards Cian* Can you chop some of those up for me? Where are the spices? Tom: Above you. Emma: *opens a cupboard to find an abundance of spices* *takes out some parsley*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 07:38 Weíre gonna need some bread with butter. Put some of this on it. *tosses Tom a container of Italian seasonings* And maybe some cheese, too.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:38 *glances at Nairne* Okay...
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:41 Yes ma'am. *gets to chopping*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 07:41 *looks a bit like a deer in headlights*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:44 Okay, so... *starts pulling out bread* *creates a sort of assembly line wherein he butters the bread, and Nairne tops it*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 07:46 *puts in onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper by the pinchful* *has to keep stirring and tasting*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:47 Weíll have to put this in the oven, or else itíll taste like rubbish.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.7 07:48 *is a little concerned about dinner herself* *secretly eats chocolate in the living room, which she stores away in her backpack*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 07:51 *throws in some of Cianís vegetables* *they even managed to find and strain some canned vegetables* Hey, can you guys taste this for me?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 07:54 Alrighty, I'm on it.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 07:54 *comes over and tastes the stew*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.7 07:54 *looks around at everyone**then says:* I think Chernobyl has been saved.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:55 *smiles, visibly relieved*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.7 07:56 *finishes up in his room and comes over**rests his hands on a doorway, watching them*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:56 *hesitates, then starts clapping*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 07:58 *grins* *actually looks kind of shy when Cian gives her a round of applause*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 07:59 Hey... I think we made a pretty good team. *glances at Nairne*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.7 07:59 *is bringing the bread out of the oven, which doesnít look too bad either* You like cooking?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 08:00 *chuckles* Yeah. I wouldnít be American if I didnít.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 08:01 *suddenly notices Noah hanging around in the doorway* *quickly looks away and pretends she didnít see*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.7 08:04 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.7 08:07 [Aw, bye!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.7 08:07 What are you guys up to?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.8 04:35 [I'm here!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.8 05:05 (Hey!)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.8 05:05 We just finished cooking up dinner.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.8 05:06 [Hi!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.8 05:06 Seems kind of early for that, but alright.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.8 05:09 Well, we could just let it sit here I guess.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.8 05:22 ...I'm kind of hungry...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.8 05:33 An early dinner is better than no dinner. Letís eat.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.8 05:38 Yeh!!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.8 05:39 *starts getting plates**looks at Noah* You gonna help or are you gonna watch us like some sort of creep?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.8 05:40 *looks rather taken aback* Uh...I'll help. *comes in and gets utensils*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.8 05:40 (Haaaa, I love Nairneís comment.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.8 05:41 *wanders into the living room only to catch Di red-handed* You werenít the only starving, Cian.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.8 05:42 *smirks at Nairneís remark*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.8 05:46 [XD It's probably about the only sort of treatment that'll make Noah do something at this point.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.8 05:46 Oh??
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.8 05:48 Yeah. Di has loads of chocolate in her backpack. *ushers a guilty-looking Di into the kitchen*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.8 05:49 It shouldnít ruin her dinner. *puts the strew-turned-soup on the table* *is kind of worried that it wonít be substantial enough*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.8 05:50 *sorry, she got bowls, not plates*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.8 05:50 *starts putting the former Chernobyl disaster into everyone's bowls*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.8 05:55 *passes out the bread and takes a seat* *takes a bite of the stew-turned-soup* Mm. Chernobyl didnít turn out too bad.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.8 05:56 What? Whatís that? *is stirring her soup around cautiously* *was picking at the bread earlier*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.8 05:57 *thinks the bread could have turned out better, but overall, the soup isnít terrible at all*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.8 05:58 A former radioactive disaster that his since been tamed.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.8 06:01 *laughs* Thatís a perfect way to describe it.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.8 06:02 *is smiling* I think maybe we should take a trip to the store tomorrow.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.8 06:02 (I have to go now, unfortunately. Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.8 06:08 [Aw, bye!]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.8 06:08 Yeh, that'd be fun!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.9 04:26 [I'm here!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 04:59 (Hey! Sorry I keep showing up so late.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 04:59 Okay. *seems ambivalent*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:01 [Hey! It's alright. I've been busy myself.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 05:12 *finishes up* We should probably make a list. *brings her dishes to the sink*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.9 05:13 A trip to the store? For what?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 05:14 *looks at Noah* You literally donít have anything in here. If I hadnít saved the stew, we wouldíve been scr*wed for dinner.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:14 *raises an eyebrow*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.9 05:17 ...Oh.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.9 05:18 It...the dinner was really good. *finishes and puts his dishes in the sink as well, then walks out of the room*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 05:24 Thanks?....
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:25 *still has that eyebrow raised*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:25 Well, if that list is going to be an all-night event, weíd better get to it. *is being somewhat sarcastic*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:27 *faces Emma* I assume youíll be going with us?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 05:28 Yeah, probably.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:29 Then weíd better get it all down while itís still fresh.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:31 *gathers in the living room with Cian and Emma* *sets a paper and pen down on the coffee table* Okay, what do we need?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:33 Uh...what's the rush?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:33 I thought we would go shopping tomorrow...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:41 We need to be prepared and have something to stick to. *is afraid Emmaís intentions are to buy the entire store*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 05:42 Okay, so, I was looking around and... *rattles off some items*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:43 *by the time sheís done, the entire page is practically filled* *is internally freaking out*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.9 05:44 *has been lingering around, possibly out of boredom* *says innocently* Can you get some chocolate?...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:45 *looks tired* Yes.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:45 *stares at the list, baffled* Can you even afford this much???
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:45 *sits back* *glances at Emma* How... how exactly are we going to pay for all of this?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 05:45 *only glances at the list* I doubt it.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 05:46 *sits down by Tom* Let's get rid of some things that we can live without.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 05:46 Didnít your mom leave you guys money? Donít you have any?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:47 Yes, but.... Iím not about to use it all at the supermarket!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 05:48 *pauses* Donít worry. Weíll use it as a guide.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:50 *mutters* Crossing things off sounds like a great idea. *thinks for a while* *then gets up* Iím going to play some records.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:53 *comes back with a stack of vinyl records* *brushes them off and brings them over to a record player*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 05:55 *watches Tom dubiously* How old are those?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:56 Probably a hundred or more. *puts in an upbeat one and smiles a little* *is considerably more relaxed*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 05:57 Some of them are Mumís. Some of them I collected myself.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 05:58 *has already started crossing things off*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.9 05:59 Ooh, I like this one! *puts on a cape and starts dancing around*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 06:00 *even though the music is noticeably old, sheís smiling and sort of nodding along* *hasnít noticed Nairne making her edits*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 06:04 *mutters* No... *crosses one off* No... *crosses one off* Why the [BLEEP] even... *crosses another off*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.9 06:04 Spin me around, Tom!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 06:06 *gets up* *spins Di around and dances with her, even though heís not the best*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 06:08 *is transfixed by Tom and Di* *watches him twirl her around, singing and laughing* *is totally oblivious to the fact that Nairne has reduced the list down to a few items*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 06:09 *is smiling, but inside, she feels something like jealousy building up* *has had a lot given to her over the years, but out of everything, thatís what sheís wanted the most*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 06:10 *slips away upstairs* *sits in the shared room and watches the sun set* *wipes away a few tears as a hearty rendition of ďYellow SubmarineĒ is heard downstairs*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 06:11 *holds up the list* Alright, this should be more manageable!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 06:12 ...Hey, where'd Emma...?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.9 06:12 *is sitting outside now that the rain is over and watching the sunset as well*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 06:13 Yeah... no clue.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.9 06:13 Do you think I should go find her?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 06:16 *catches sight of Noah sitting outside* *stares at him from above, both mystified and annoyed by the fact that he hardly ever comes out of his room*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 06:17 Sure, why donít you.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 06:18 Nah, she's probably alright.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 06:18 *said that before Tom told Di to go find Emma*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 06:18 *sighs*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 06:19 *switches out for some mellow jazz music and lounges on the couch* *says to Nairne* Is she always like this?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.9 06:20 *goes outside* *yells* EMMAAA! WHERE ARE YOUUUU? *suddenly sees Noah* Oh- hi...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 06:21 *hears Di* Ughhh... *just wants to be left alone* *gets ready for bed*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 06:23 I dunno...I guess so.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 06:24 Minus the saving Chernobyl part. I didn't expect that.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.9 06:24 Hi...
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.9 06:24 Emma's not out here.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.9 06:37 Oh... okay. *runs back inside*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 06:38 I reckon itís kind of hard, if sheís so... volatile like that.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 06:38 Youíre not even related, are you?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 06:50 Nah...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 06:50 My mom's her stepmom.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 06:50 [Sorry for disappearing. XP]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 07:05 (Itís fine!)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 07:05 *asks carefully* What about your dad?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 07:11 Emma's got a different dad.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 07:11 Both my parents are Scottish. Both of her biological parents are American.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 07:18 Do you ever see your dad anymore?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 07:19 Yeah.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 07:26 *nods slowly* *looks contemplative*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 07:29 ...Whatcha thinkin' about?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 07:39 Nothing. *smiles*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 07:40 *rises* I think Iím... I think Iíll go and tidy up around here. *goes into the kitchen*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 07:40 *glances out the front window on his way over* *the moon is shining on Noah* *feels a little sad inside*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 07:42 -THE NEXT MORNING-
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 07:43 *is up bright and early with Cian* *knocks on Nairne and Emmaís door* Wakey wakey!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 07:45 *groans* No...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 07:46 Youíre the one who wanted to go, so youíre goiní!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 07:47 Ugh... *stumbles out of bed* *throws on some shorts and a button-down tank top, then lazily ties her hair into a bun*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 07:47 *jumps out of bed and ties her curly, flaming red hair into a ponytail*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 07:47 *is soon in the backseat of the van, en route to the store* Whereís the list?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.9 07:50 Here. *has Cian toss it back while he drives*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 07:51 *reviews the list* Who crossed like, everything off?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.9 07:52 (I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow! Have a good night!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 07:52 [Aw, bye! Goodnight to you too!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.9 07:52 Me.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 02:58 [Word of warning: I'll be about an hour late tonight.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 05:15 (Thatís fine! I just got here.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 05:15 *seems frustrated, but doesnít say anything*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 05:35 [I'm here!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 05:35 You have to understand this Emma: not everyone's as stinking rich as your daddy.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 05:45 (Hey!)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 05:45 Thatís not the (BLEEP)ing point, Nairne!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 05:47 Alright, alright!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 05:47 I donít see why we have to buy everything all at once. Why canít we just come back later?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 05:48 Unless you want to come back three days later, sure.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 05:54 [Hi! :D How are you?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 06:03 (Iím fine! You?)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 06:03 [I'm doing well!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 06:15 (Great!)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 06:17 *sighs* Letís just get in and out. *pulls into the store parking lot*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 06:18 *the shopping trip is a rather unpleasant experience, mainly because Nairne and Emma keep fighting over the shopping list* *canít find something they actually need, and an old lady keeps getting in his way*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 06:20 *is looking around for some type of sauce when the old lady shoves past him* *his voice betrays some irritability* Excuse me, maíam.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 06:21 You were wrong, Nairne. We need sandwich stuff.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 06:29 *disappears to the other side of the store to find said sandwich stuff*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 06:30 *is standing in an aisle with only Cian* I donít know why I didnít just limit the trip to the two of us. The basketís getting heavier than I anticipated.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 06:32 *ends up getting some pasta and sauces, too* *remembers Di put chocolate on the list* *grabs some of that, and just to be nice, she picks up the closest thing to marshmallows and graham crackers that she can find*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 06:34 *exclusively gets things that she didn't scratch off*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 06:34 *as soon as she sees what Emma has brought they start bickering again* Pasta I get, but how the h**l are s'mores a basic necessity?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 06:40 I thought-
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 06:41 *cuts her up* Weíre ringing up right now. I donít think we can physically fit anything else.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 06:42 *off
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 06:43 *they stand in line* *of course, the grand total is a bit staggering* *sighs a little and trudges up to the register*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 06:45 *shoves past Tom* Tom: Wait- Emma: *mutters* Just let me handle this. *pulls out a wad of bills* *unfolds them and organizes them hastily before laying them down*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 06:47 *takes the mile-long receipt without so much as a word* *sweeps up a couple of grocery bags*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 06:49 *stares*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 06:49 *wasnít expecting that* *attempts to pick up several bags* Uh, thanks for taking care of that, Emma. *Emma pretends like she didnít hear him and makes a beeline for the door*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 06:51 *picks up as many bags as she can and follows*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 06:53 [BTW, my parents have been to Scotland (I haven't). My parents have described Scottish people as normal, good, and adamant about saving money (they helped my parents dodge rip-offs).]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 06:54 *says when theyíre packing up the trunk* Well, I spent almost half of my ďrichesĒ on your food, so I hope youíre happy.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 06:55 [My parents have described them as practical and down-to-earth.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 06:56 (Yeah, that sounds about right. They seem like a very sensible type of people.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 06:57 *freezes* *turns towards Emma* You know what... who shoved a stick so far up your (BLEEP) that you decided to take it out on us? Whatís the matter with you?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.10 07:07 Guys...do you really think arguing about this will get us anywhere?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 07:08 *her face grows red* Nothing!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 07:11 Sorry. Itís just... be a little mindful of what you say, alright? *looks hurt*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 07:12 *is just as hurt* *would tell Tom the same thing, but sheís put her foot in her mouth too many times for that to be justified*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 07:14 *helps bring a few bags in, but otherwise she goes straight to the guest bathroom upstairs* *shuts the door and cries* *is having a really hard time, and itís only day two*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 07:17 *is unpacking groceries in the kitchen with Nairne and Cian* *Emmaís absence is already pretty obvious* *says quietly* I probably shouldnít have said that.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 07:20 *sighs**her tone is also low* She's a lot of things, and sensitive is one.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 07:20 I'll go check on her.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 07:20 *heads upstairs and knocks on the door* Emma?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 07:20 Are you alright?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 07:23 *says after a minute* Yeah, Iím fine. *is trying to sound like she hasnít been crying, and she succeeds for the most part*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 07:29 Um...alright...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 07:29 If you need anything we're all downstairs.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 07:30 *goes back to crying on-and-off* *feels like sheís been in the bathroom forever when she hears footsteps running down the hall*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.10 07:31 *itís her* Emma? Weíre going swimming! Do you want to come with us?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 07:32 *really doesnít want anyone bothering her* *has an idea* *says as brightly as possible* Sure!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 07:36 [Wait, swimming at night?]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 07:36 [Huh...]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 07:37 (Itís actually early afternoon. They went to the store pretty early.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 07:37 *follows Di downstairs* Youíll need some snacks to take with you. *rummages around in the kitchen* Here. *puts some in her backpack*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 07:39 *emerges from his room wearing swim trunks and carrying towels* *the dogs, who are dressed in costumes, are at his feet* *watches Emma a bit tersely*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 07:42 *acknowledges Tom coolly* *he and Di head out the door* Di: *says to Emma* Will you meet us there? Emma: Yeah, in a few minutes.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 07:42 *sighs with relief* *heads out the door too, but she doesnít follow them* *walks through the glen and past the wooden fence, which is still open from the previous day*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 07:45 *trudges through the grass until she can find a nice view of the castle in the distance* *reaches into a small purse she brought with her and pulls out a smoke* *thinks about what Tom said about the castle, and how the important people living there
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.10 07:45 centuries ago certainly arenít important anymore* *itís food for thought*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 07:47 *meanwhile, he and Cian are making bets over who can make the biggest cannonball or whatever* *itís pretty much determined that Cian will*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 07:47 *grins at him mischievously* Alright then. I dare you to do something else.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.10 07:48 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 07:49 [But Noah and Emma watched the sunset.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 07:50 [Was there a time skip that I missed?]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.10 07:50 [Oh wait nvm, I totally forgot that we skipped to the next morning. XD XP Sorry!!]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.10 07:51 Uh...well, I can do some pretty cool somersaults in the water!
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.10 07:52 *suddenly Emma hears him* Thought I was the only one.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.10 07:52 *is standing about 15 feet away behind her*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.11 04:56 [I'm here! Sorry I'm late; I was watching a movie.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.11 05:09 (Hey! No problem.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.11 05:16 *jumps a little* *whirls around, then tosses the smoke in a not-so-discrete way* What?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 05:16 *laughs a little* Thatís nothing compared to what Iím about to ask you.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 05:18 I dare you to swing on one of those branches without breaking it- *gestures towards the willow tree* -before jumping in.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 05:28 ......Uh...
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 05:28 Sure, I...I can do it.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.11 05:29 *chuckles slightly and shakes his head a little* You really didn't have to do that.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.11 05:29 I thought I was the only one around here who liked to come out here and smoke.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 05:40 Alright then. Letís see. *smirks a little*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.11 05:41 Youíre going to get hurt!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.11 05:43 *laughs a little, sort of embarrassed* Really? *starts messing around with her hair* *had taken it down, and itís pretty messy*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.11 05:43 Want one?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.11 05:54 ...Sure. *walks over and sits down beside her*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 05:55 I'll be fine.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 05:55 *is mostly talking to himself, though**walks over to the willow tree**grabs a branch*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 05:55 *tries to start swinging several times but chickens out of it each time*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 05:56 *finally takes a deep breath and swings on the branch**the branch breaks and he goes flailing and yelling into the water*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.11 06:00 *hands him one* Sorry for taking your place. *chuckles softly* I just needed some time to myself, and your brother showed me around yesterday. *pauses* Itís a nice place to think.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.11 06:01 *screams*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:02 *is laughing* *runs up to Cian* You almost made it! Are you alright?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:11 [Sorry for disappearing. I was distracted.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:11 Yeh...
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:11 My butt hurts, but I'm okay.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.11 06:11 Got a lighter?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:17 *laughs a little* Okay. Iím gonna give it a go.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:18 Don--I mean, uh, sure.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:19 *takes a running start* *leaps into the air, grabbing a bundle of branches* *swings wildly and lets out a yell - the branches snap*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.11 06:19 *shakes her head at them, but she's smiling**backs up several meters, then runs and jumps into the water, screeching "YEEEEEEEEE-HOOOOO" loudly*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:19 *goes splashing into the water* *comes up a few seconds later, sputtering*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.11 06:20 *screams gleefully*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:21 *Nairneís shadow looms over him for a fraction of a second* *swears loudly before diving out of the way*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:22 *says to Nairne when she resurfaces* Almost killed me there, you did. *is smiling*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.11 06:22 *says stubbornly* Maybe you deserved it.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:23 *laughs* Aw, come on now. *Di smiles*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.11 06:23 Yeah. *hands one to Noah*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:26 *winces, turning away to
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:26 [Oops]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:26 *he winced and turned away to avoid having his face be splashed on*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.11 06:26 *hugs her legs to her chest* *says somewhat briskly* So. I hardly ever see you around.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.11 06:26 WHOOO
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.11 06:27 Almost kill you again, I shall. *swims towards the shore so that she can jump in again*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.11 06:27 *lights his cigarette**says after a puff:* I prefer being alone most of the time.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:28 No you wonít! *Nairne advances towards the ledge, grinning a bit sinisterly* Oh god! *starts swimming*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.11 06:29 *mutters* Canít really blame you I guess.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.11 06:31 *is struggling to come up with things to say* *is intimidated by Noah* Have you ever seen that castle over there?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.11 06:33 *cackles menacingly*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.11 06:33 You better prepare your [BLEEP]. It's about to get WRECKED! *flings herself into the water in Tom's general direction, though she intentionally made it easy for him to get away*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.11 06:33 Of course. I've come out here to do what you're doing for years.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:36 *lets out a yell that Emma and Noah can probably hear* *was spared, but he still gets soaked by the splash*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.11 06:37 *looks around very briefly, but doesn't seem too surprised*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:37 *has an idea* *runs up to the ledge and jumps in before Nairne can catch up* *his cannonball Ďexplodesí perilously close to her*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:38 Jesus Christ Nairne, calm down!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:38 ACK- *gets splashed by Tom's cannonball*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.11 06:38 *is left sputtering and coughing*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.11 06:38 Really now?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.11 06:38 Is that the best you've got?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.11 06:38 This means WAR! *swims quickly to the edge*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.11 06:39 Itís a nice view. A good place to sit and think... contemplate life... *chuckles* *mutters* I think I already said that.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.11 06:39 *an awkward pause lingers* *turns to him* Why?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:40 *lets out a sort of high-pitched roar* Oh god no! *swims towards the creek, where Di is floating around* Di! Save me!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:44 (Unfortunately, I have to go now. I have to start a summer class (chemistry- yay...) on Tuesday, so I wonít be online tomorrow night. The class will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I suspect I wonít be online Monday nights or Wednesday nights.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.11 06:45 (With all that said, Iíll see you soon! Have a nice night!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.11 06:49 [Aw, bye! Good luck with your summer class!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.11 06:49 [I have one as well, but it doesn't start until next month.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.11 06:50 Why what?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.11 06:50 *laughs evilly* There is no escape.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.11 06:54 *maneuvers so the distance between her and Tom is shorter, then jumps towards him and Di*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.11 06:54 THIS IS THE CANNONBALL OF THE CENTURY!!! *lands, creating a huge splash*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 04:07 [I'm online! However, it's thunderstorming out, so if I disappear completely it's because my Internet and/or power got knocked out.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.13 04:12 (Hey! Got it.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 04:24 [Hi! :D]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 04:24 [How is chemistry so far?]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 04:33 [The storm has gotten much worse and RP-City is loading quite slowly, so beware--I may disappear.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.13 04:35 (Okay! Hopefully everythingís okay.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.13 04:36 (Honestly, itís off to a rocky start. For starters, thereís more homework than Iím used to, and it might be self-taught. I donít remember it having as much math as I did tonight, either. The conversions are really confusing me.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.13 04:39 *screams in terror*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.13 04:40 OH GOD NO!! *gets submerged by the blast*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 04:46 [Oof, sorry to hear that. XP I would help you with the math if I could, but I've never taken chemistry.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 04:46 [Is it one of those "fast-tracked" (i.e. fewer weeks than normal) classes?]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 04:47 *doesn't come up until about 10 seconds later*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 04:47 *catches her breath and then lets out a hearty "MWAH HA HA HA HAAAAAAA!!"*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.13 04:59 (Yeah... thereís a lot of units of measurement involved that might require some previous knowledge. Thanks for offering, though!)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.13 05:00 (Yeah, itís a little more than a month. Iím also taking it through a community college, and itís surprisingly harder.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.13 05:01 *screams* Nairne! *splashes her*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.13 05:02 Why do you come out here all the time?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 05:02 [Really? That's surprising. Community colleges should be easier.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.13 05:03 To think.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.13 05:03 To admire the landscape.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.13 05:03 Nothing too much different from you.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.13 05:10 (Yeah. Maybe Iím just that bad at chemistry. I have taken a few CC classes in the past, and one of them - a psychology class - was fairly intensive.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.13 05:11 *nods* *says after a while* Why are you always in your room? I mean, no offense or anything, but I never see you, and now youíre sitting here talking to me.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.13 05:11 [It may not be you, though. My physics class was much harder than it should've been because the professor was not good at giving the students an understanding of what we were doing (he could explain the math just fine, but he wasn't good at explaining
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.13 05:11 what the math was doing or showing).]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.13 05:12 I'm often working on things in there.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.13 05:19 [It honestly got easier once it was moved online because the professor was good at choosing various videos that explained the concepts very well.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.13 05:25 (Yeah. Iím not even sure if the professor for this class is going to post lectures - a lot of it is reading and doing homework through this site, which of course gives easy examples before giving you harder questions.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.13 05:25 (Maybe itís just that itís the beginning of the year and thereís a lot to review. Weíll see what happens.)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.13 05:30 [Aw geez, I hate it when the questions you get are harder than the examples. XP Good luck!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.13 05:30 (Thanks! Iíll need it, haha.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 05:31 *splashes Di right back**says all too innocently:* What?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.13 05:42 *laughs* You might kill us if youíre not careful!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 05:43 *smirks* Now who said I wasn't being careful?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.13 05:50 Youíre (BLEEP) near throwing yourself on us. *has a laugh*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.13 05:50 (By the way, Emma asked a question above. Just wanted to point that out in case you missed it.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.13 05:51 *swims up ahead and calls for the dogs*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 05:56 [He replied to her question.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 05:56 [Also sorry for disappearing. I'm working on a drawing. I think it'll be done tonight.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 05:58 Yeah, that's what I call careful!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 05:58 Carefulness is subjective!
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.13 05:58 (There was another one just below his response.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.13 05:59 (Thatís fine! Iím reading myself.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.13 06:00 Maybe. *a smirk spreads across his face* *dips below the water and then comes back up to float on his back*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 06:07 [He replied to that one. Look under my post that says " what the math was doing or showing).]"]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.13 06:11 (Ohhh, okay. Got it.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.13 06:13 *nods a little* *doesnít really know what else to say, so she simply says, ďCoolĒ*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 06:18 *flicks water at Tom's face*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.13 06:21 *winces, but smiles* Stop. *Nairne doesnít* *splashes her*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.13 06:23 *floats away as fast as he can* *gazes up into patches of the blue summer sky, which are obscured by trees* *there havenít been many days where itís been this nice, and his spirits drop when the blue sky is suddenly obscured by thick gray clouds*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.13 06:24 *a dry wind starts blowing* *a few flecks of something random falls into his eyes*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.13 06:25 *is watching the flecks fall all around them* *says simply* Itís snowing out.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.13 06:25 (Alright, I have to go now. Iíll see you in a couple of days!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 06:26 [How did you know she wouldn't stop? XD]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.13 06:26 [Aw, see you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.15 04:50 [I'm here!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.15 05:08 (Hey! I wonít be able to be online for long, but I figure itís better than nothing.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.15 05:09 [Hey! Alright, that's fine. How has class been? Do you have to go in person or is it online?]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.15 05:12 *dunks himself below the surface to get the stuff out of his eyes* *climbs over the bank and jogs out into the clearing*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.15 05:13 *looks around, frowning slightly* No Di, this isn't snow...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.15 05:13 (Itís been alright, but itís still tough. Iím bracing myself for later units. Also, itís online, which I donít necessarily mind.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.15 05:13 [I figure it's raining ashes?]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.15 05:13 (Yeah.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.15 05:14 [Also good. In times like this online classes are the way to go. ^.^]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.15 05:15 *holds out his hand, where some of the ashes gather* *murmurs* Jesus. *looks out at the sky* *there a billowing cloud of darkness*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.15 05:16 (For sure! There is a lot of work, though- most of what Iíd be doing in the allotted class time is on my own time.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.15 05:17 *notices that the sun has hidden quickly* *looks up to see flakes of something descending upon them* What the h**l?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.15 05:18 *looks at Tom and Nairne for an explanation* What is it? *looks - and sounds - worried*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.15 05:20 *mutters* Get inside. *heads for the house without waiting* *the dogs bound after him, still donning crowns and capes*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.15 05:21 *opens the door and runs upstairs* *yells* Noah? *approaches his door, which is open* *the room is empty* *utters a swear and runs back downstairs* *turns on the TV*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.15 05:27 *looks at a flake on his arm*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.15 05:27 We have to go home. Now. *gets up quickly*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.15 05:31 *Noah takes off* *runs after him without a word*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.15 05:32 *comes home shortly after Tom gets home**goes straight to the TV*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.15 05:32 *rounds up Di and Cian and takes them home as well*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.15 05:38 Is everyone okay? *makes her way around to the TV*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.15 05:40 *his eyes are glued to a scene of London up in smoke* *in this particular scene, thick clouds of it are wafting past some tall buildings*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.15 05:44 *stares at the screen* What the [BLE--what is--
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.15 05:44 (Alright, I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow!)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.15 05:46 [Aw, bye!]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.16 04:19 [I'm here!]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.16 05:05 [Hello?]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.16 07:09 [Guess you're not here. See you tomorrow!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.16 16:57 (Iím so sorry I wasnít online! As ridiculous as it sounds, my entire arm/shoulder/neck hurt really bad. I suspect it was stress from playing instruments combined with actual stress. I was also watching a compelling movie, and it ended late.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.17 02:15 (I also wonít be online tonight I donít think. Iím not feeling up to myself. Sorry! I hope you have a good night!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.17 04:30 [That's fine; if you're not feeling well then you're not obliged to come online at all. Take some time off for yourself and get better. :) See you, and I hope you feel better soon!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.18 04:19 (Thanks for understanding! Iíll also be offline tonight. I think I just have allergies, and...welp, I also just lost power. Iíll see you soon!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.18 04:40 [Jesus, luck just isn't on your side recently is it? XD XP Sorry to hear that...I hope things improve for you soon. See you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.19 04:30 [I'm online, though if you can't make it again I understand.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.20 04:05 (Yeah, not really, haha. Things are getting a little better. Iíll be online tonight, but not for long- Iíve got a monster chapter to read in chemistry tomorrow.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.20 04:22 [I'm here! Okay.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.20 04:32 (Hey! How are things?)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.20 04:35 [Good! How's chemistry?]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.20 04:39 (Very hard, haha. I have a feeling itís about to get worse, but Iím hanging in there. The past chapter wasnít too bad.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.20 04:44 [Oof...sorry to hear that. Keep hanging in there!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.20 04:47 *doesnít break his gaze from the TV* *says quietly to Noah* Did Mum make it to Paris?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.20 04:47 (Thanks! Iíll try!)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.20 04:49 What is this? Whatís even going on?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.20 04:55 Er--
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.20 04:55 [Would Noah know? If so, what's the answer?]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.20 05:04 (Yeah, heíd know that she got there since he received a call from her a few days back.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.20 05:06 *asks quietly* Whatís happening? *looks anxious*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.20 05:10 [Ah, okay.] She called me quite a while ago...of course she made it...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.20 05:13 *nods a little*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.20 05:13 (I have to go now. Since I have actual class Thursday, Iíll see you Thursday night!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.20 05:17 [Alright, bye! Good luck with class!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.22 04:01 [I'm here!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.22 04:49 (Hey! Sorry Iím late. I was reading and got caught up in my book.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.22 04:53 [Hey! That's alright. What book was it?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.22 04:53 *]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.22 04:54 [Also I would like to share some drawings on Hangouts. ^.^]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.22 05:06 (Hi! Ok, that would be fine. Iím reading a biography about Marilyn Monroe.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.22 05:15 [Oh, cool!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.22 05:16 [I'm on Hangouts. Let me know on there when you log in.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.22 05:18 (Go ahead and send!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 04:11 [I'm on!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 04:41 (Hey!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 04:49 [Hi!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 05:06 [How are you?]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 05:08 (Iím fine. Sorry itís taken me so long to reply. How are you?)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 05:09 [Good! I finished the drawing/reference of Aedona.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 05:16 (Awesome!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 05:17 [If you want to see it I can send it to you on Hangouts. ^.^ Also, let's RP!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 05:25 (Ok, sounds good!)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 05:39 *eventually answers Di and Emma* It looks like something terribleís happened in London. It looks like the whole city is gone.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 05:41 *obviously, places like landmarks and museums are still standing, but overall, there is a lot of destruction*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.23 05:44 *watches footage of a food factory that was set ablaze* *mutters* God...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 05:46 *there is footage of the now destroyed fringes of London, and of government officials that heís never seen* *doesnít know what any of it means*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 05:46 [Obviously?]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 05:46 [Wait, why would landmarks and museums be spared? I'm guessing the attackers didn't want to harm those?]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 05:47 What the h**l is this?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.23 05:47 *looks scared*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 05:52 (Yeah, but also because theyíre not really strategic. Destroying government buildings, places that house resources, etc. would elicit more of a response. However, I can definitely see where theyíd plunder a place like Trafalgar Square, just to terrorize
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 05:52 people.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 05:54 *murmurs* No idea. At least weíre not too close to London. We should be fine. *doesnít sound entirely convinced*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.23 05:55 [Huh, okay.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.23 05:56 But what if we're not??
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:02 *suddenly remembers what his mom told him* Weíll worry about it when the time comes. *turns off the TV*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:05 Uh...sure...right...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.23 06:12 Hey, whyíd you turn that off? We need to see whatís going on!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:13 We... we should probably think about dinner. *walks into the kitchen*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.23 06:15 *watches Tom with a worried expression*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.23 06:17 *is more wary than worried* *reluctantly follows Tom to help out*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:18 *they make a dinner of soup and bland sandwiches, which is practically a pauperís dinner* *however, nobody complains, much less talks*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 06:19 *tries to lighten the mood to no avail with some jokes*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:20 *wasnít talking mostly because his thoughts were racing* *has no idea how to take care of this - and everyone else* *goes upstairs and calls his mom in desperation*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:23 *Molly picks up after the first ring and explains what happened* Molly: Itís what we were supposed to prevent from happening here, but as you can see... *sighs* Iím not sure what more we can do. *sounds utterly stressed*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:24 Molly: *sounds grim* I donít know when Iíll be back, Tom. Travel has been halted, and Iím hearing that theyíre starting to gather people from the outer suburbs to help rebuild London.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:27 *his eyes sting because he was expecting to hear that* What do we need to do? Molly: Donít leave the house to go to the supermarket. Youíre to stay home - I donít want any of you to get separated if theyíre recruiting there.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:29 Molly: Tell Nairne and Noah what I said. And whatever you do, donít let Di worry. Sheís... sheís too young for this. *her voice catches*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 06:30 *finishes her dinner and starts heading upstairs to go to bed*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:30 Okay. *isnít sure how much longer he can talk, so he quickly says goodbye to his mom* *tears start selling up in his eyes immediately after* *takes a deep breath and collects himself so he can go get Nairne and Noah*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 06:30 *hears Tom and hesitates near his door to listen*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 06:30 *once his call is over she quickly heads to her and Emma's room*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:32 *goes to her room first* *knocks softly* Nairne?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 06:33 Yes?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:36 I need to talk to you.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 06:36 Alright. *comes out*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:37 We need to talk to my brother too, but god knows if heíll even leave his room.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:39 *knocks on Noahís door ever so obnoxiously* Noah?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:40 Are you in there?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.23 06:41 *walks over**is out in the hallway* I'm here.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:52 Letís go in the living room. *heads downstairs and sits on the couch*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 06:53 *says once theyíre all seated* I talked to Mum. *looks at Noah* Itís bad in London. Sheís not going to be home for a while, maybe a month.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.23 07:00 Oh no...
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.23 07:00 Do we have enough supplies?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 07:08 I donít know. Mum told me we canít go out - the government is apparently recruiting people to help rebuild the city as a response. We should be fine, but if you donít think so, we better go out tomorrow
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 07:10 And just because we have to stay here doesnít mean we should sit around and do nothing. We have to act like things are at least somewhat normal. *adds quietly* For Di.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 07:13 I think we should try to do something every day if we can. I hope you guys have some ideas.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.23 07:14 (I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.23 07:22 [Aw, bye!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 07:46 I already have plenty.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.23 07:47 Is the supermarket open tonight? Maybe we should snag supplies now.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 04:26 [I'm on!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 04:49 [Hello?]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 04:58 (Hey! Sorry Iím late; I was watching a movie.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 05:13 [Ooo, what movie was it?]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 05:21 (Itís called Eighth Grade, and itís an excellent film!)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 05:30 If thatís what you want to do, we have a few hours left.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 05:31 [I haven't heard of it. I'll take note and see if I can watch it sometime. ^.^]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.24 05:33 Are you sure it's safe?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 05:38 Well...could they get recruiters out here this early?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 05:39 I donít know. Theyíre currently searching in and around London.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 05:41 They wonít come here. Certainly not now, anyways.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 06:00 [Sorry for disappearing. I'm drawing and while I can draw legs quite well, arms have currently been the bane of my existence. XD XP]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 06:00 Then let's go.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 06:02 (Haha, itís totally fine.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 06:04 *is soon driving down the road at slightly terrifying speeds* *gravel flies about, and strikes the old van like Morse code*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 06:05 What the h**l dude?!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 06:05 Slow doon, you're gonna give us a flat!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 06:11 Iím in a race against time!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 06:16 We're gonna be in a h**l of a lot more of a race
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 06:16 *of a race if we get a flat!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 06:19 Letís not think about that. Letís think about the fact that the supermarket is closing in forty five minutes!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 06:21 *reaches the store* *the parking lot is fairly empty* *sighs* Thank (BLEEP). I was afraid the lot would be at capacity.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 06:27 *has his eyes on a parking space, but a guy hauling a cart - which is filled to the brim - is in his way* *eyes the cart nervously* Move along, mate.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 06:28 Let's go before everything is cleared out. *heads inside quickly*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 06:28 *whips into the parking space* Letís do the opposite of what Emma did and make this as short as possible.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 06:31 *the store is mostly empty, although there are a few people who are clearly panic buying* *notices that the item of choice (Hmm, what should it be this time?) is batteries*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 06:37 [Not toilet paper?!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 06:37 [*has a cardiac arrest*]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 06:40 *tries to get goods that are essential*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 06:46 (I know, right?)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 06:46 *picks up an inexpensive flashlight or two* *when he and Nairne try to find the batteries, theyíre almost totally gone*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 06:50 Hmm...did ya find any wind-up flashlights?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 06:56 These were the only ones... *keeps looking around, pushing things back* *finally finds something behind a box of lightbulbs*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.24 06:56 *has tried to get some canned food*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 06:57 *snatches them* We should have some at home, but Iíll take these.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 07:02 *tries to get toilet paper, and if there's not enough she also goes for paper towels*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 07:06 *says to Nairne and Noah once the cart is about full* All set?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.24 07:10 *has also tried to get water* Mmm hmm.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.24 07:10 *has a second cart of his own*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 07:12 *they check out* *the total is once again high, but he isnít as concerned*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 07:14 *drives back home* *is mindful of the speed limit this time* *when they get back, he notices Emma and Di on the porch* Thatís odd. What are they doing outside?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.24 07:15 *it is hard to see because itís so dark out, but her arms are clearly crossed*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 07:16 Dunno. Don't care. Let's get this stuff inside. *gets out and starts carrying things*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.24 07:18 Where were you guys?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.24 07:19 Just so you know, the powerís out.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 07:20 Getting supplies.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 07:21 *stands there a bit dumbly with a bag in each hand* It is? Emma: Yeah. Tom: Blimey. Itís a good thing I got us some torches. *puts down a bag and rifles around in it* *takes out a flashlight, then rips open the batteries*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.24 07:23 *is a bit confused, but she doesnít need to ask why* *knows their trip had something to do with what was on the news*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.24 07:25 *Tom lights the way back inside* *runs after him, whimpering a little* Iím scared!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 07:26 I know. Everythingís going to be okay. *is trying to put the stuff away, locate batteries, and find matches for candles all at once*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.24 07:29 *absentmindedly takes a few bags to empty* *is doing it to help Tom, but she also wants to gather more information about whatís going on*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 07:30 *strikes a match, the glow illuminating his face* *lights a candle and brings it into the living room* This is chocolate scented, Di. Your favorite. Di: Really? *goes over to it with mild interest*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.24 07:32 I canít sleep. Tom: Would you like me to read to you? Di: Yes. *flops down on the couch* Tom: Okay. *picks up a battered book of poetry and sits next to Di*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.24 07:34 *opens up to the first dog-eared page* ĎMy heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky: So it was when my life beganí- Di: You always read that one. Tom: Okay. *flips through the book until he finds one he likes*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.24 07:37 *glances into the living room* *tries to ignore the icy silence between Nairne, Noah, and herself* *finally crumples up a bag and faces them* Whatís going on?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.24 07:38 I heard you guys talking down here before you left. I need to know whatís going on.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.24 07:39 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.24 07:40 [Aw, bye!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.24 07:42 *keeps his voice down so that Di doesn't hear* Things have gotten serious.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.25 03:47 [I'm here!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.25 04:47 [I'm still here.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.25 04:47 [It's going to thunderstorm later tonight. If I disappear it's because my power/Internet got knocked out.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.25 05:05 (Hey! So sorry Iím late. My replies may be slow because Iím finishing something up.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.25 05:05 *stands in the doorway* *furrows her brow a little* *says quietly* What?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.25 05:12 [Hey! Alright.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.25 05:13 *continues to keep his voice down* Mum won't be back for at least a month and the government is trying to recruit people to work in the city. We stocked up on supplies so we can hide in here if we have to.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.25 05:14 But we can't tell Di this. She doesn't deserve that kind of stress.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.25 05:27 *nods a little* *looks at the floor, then mutters* (BLEEP).
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.25 05:39 *hesitates, then sighs* It's late. I'm going to bed. 'Night. *heads to his room*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.25 05:52 (Iím so sorry for the delay in response!) *says a delayed ďGoodnightĒ* *is thinking about herself, and how sheís pretty much trapped for more than the allotted week*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.25 05:52 [It's fine.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.25 05:53 *pats Emma on the shoulder* Don't worry. You'll live. *heads upstairs*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.25 05:54 *is finishing up a poem for Di: ĎDo not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the lightí* *Di is curled up into him, practically asleep* *glances at her and closes the book*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,May.25 05:55 *looks back at her shoulder, as if she wasnít expecting that from Nairne* *continues to stand in the doorway, arms crossed* *makes eye contact with Tom*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.25 05:57 *holds her gaze before waking Di up* Up you go. *helps her off the couch and to her room*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.25 05:59 *has already said goodbye and gone home to his house*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.25 06:00 *that's very redundant but whatever, I'm tired XD*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.25 06:01 (Haha, itís fine. I barely noticed.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.25 06:02 -THE NEXT DAY-
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.25 06:03 *literally rolls right out of bed onto the floor* *lets out a muffled swear/yell combo* *looks at his alarm clock while he tries to get the stars out of his vision* *itís pretty early, but he might as well stay up*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.25 06:05 *the light is on in his room, though his door is closed*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.25 06:05 *hobbles downstairs, hair sticking up at all angles* *suddenly remembers what happened in London, and his head aches* *thereís some uncertainty there, but he figures today will be like any other day*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.25 06:05 [Whoops, I forgot the power was out. Nvm that.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.25 06:05 [Is there phone reception? Can they get on the Internet via a data plan?]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.25 06:12 (Yeah, most likely.)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,May.25 06:24 *is browsing the Internet on his phone, looking for more information on what happened in London*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.25 06:36 *makes some tea and goes outside* *sees Di drawing with sidewalk chalk and Cian not too far away* *ambles over* Hey.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.25 06:45 Hi!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.25 06:45 You
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.25 06:46 *You're up early.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.25 06:53 *grins a little* So are you.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.25 06:59 *asks after a bit* You sleep okay?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.25 06:59 ...Not really...
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,May.25 07:00 Do you guys want to draw with me? Here. *starts pulling out some chalk*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.25 07:02 Aw, Di, you know I can only draw a stick-man! You do a better job of making the walkway look beautiful. *turns to Cian* Yeah. I canít stop thinking about this whole thing. I still donít really know whatís going on.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.25 07:03 *says quietly* Iím just afraid that theyíre going to find us.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.25 07:03 (I have to go now. My first chemistry exam is this week, in addition to the rest of the work, so I wonít be online until Thursday. Iíll see you then! In the meantime, have a great week!)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.25 07:04 [It's raining rather hard, so beware--I may disappear.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,May.25 07:05 [Aw, bye! See you on Thursday and good luck with your exam!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.29 03:51 [I'm here!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.29 05:42 [Well, I guess you're not on. Hopefully I'll see you tomorrow!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.30 02:15 (Yeah, sorry about that. I was basically doing chemistry from 9am until 11pm. It would probably be a good idea for me to just be online from Thursday-Sunday. Most of my days have been looking like that, and besides, I have kind of a lot going on in
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.30 02:15 addition to that class. I donít think Iíll be online tonight because Iím not really feeling well. Hopefully Iíll be able to see you soon!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.30 04:20 [Darn, sorry to hear that. I hope life lays off on you soon. XD XP Get some good rest and see you soon!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.31 00:59  Secret message to Nairne  
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,May.31 01:00  Secret message to Nairne  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,May.31 07:08  Secret message to Tom  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.1 04:56 [I'm online! If you can't make it I understand.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.2 04:50 [I'm online again!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.2 04:51  Secret message to Tom  
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.2 22:19  Secret message to Nairne  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.3 06:33  Secret message to Tom  
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.5 22:17  Secret message to Nairne  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.6 04:57  Secret message to Tom  
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 05:16  Secret message to Nairne  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.6 05:19 [Hi! Sorry for the slow replies. I'm working on some programming homework.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 05:20 (Hey! Thatís totally fine. Iím doing some chemistry studying myself.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.6 05:37  Secret message to Tom  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.6 05:37  Secret message to Tom  
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 05:45  Secret message to Nairne  
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 05:47  Secret message to Nairne  
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 05:48  Secret message to Nairne  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.6 05:52  Secret message to Tom  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.6 05:53  Secret message to Tom  
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 05:56  Secret message to Nairne  
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 06:02 Me too...though...
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 06:03 Mam says she knows some good hiding spots for if or when they do come.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 06:03 [Mam is Cian's adopted mother/the owner of the house neighboring Tom's.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 06:05 I kinda think she's crazy, though--opposing the authorities like that is nuts.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 06:21 *chuckles a little incredulously* Really? Iím curious as to where.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 06:24 *isnít sure what to think of Cianís final comment* *after all, his mom sort of instructed them to do just that* I think if it depends on your safety, then opposing the authorities isnít all that nutty.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 06:25 I guess...I dunno...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 06:40 (Sorry for the delay in response. My responses should be quicker now.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 06:45 [It's fine.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 06:46 *attempts to compromise* We shouldnít ignore what they have to say. But if it meant the difference between the safety of the nation and the safety of my sister and brother, Iíd go for the latter.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 06:47 *a silence hangs between them, until it is interrupted by a whirring sound - a helicopter* *is suddenly attacked by feelings of paranoia*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 06:49 *sounds shaky* Get down in the bushes, thatís probably them. Di- *stumbles over to her and gently pushes her into the bushes*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.6 06:52 *sounds annoyed* What are you doing, Tom?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 06:53 *had also made sure that Cian took cover* Just stay low. Di: But why? Tom: Because I said so.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.6 06:58 *has meanwhile woken up just recently* *is looking around in the kitchen for cookie ingredients* *thinks that would be a good daytime activity*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 06:59 *is hiding in some bushes as well, shaking**his butt is clearly sticking out*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.6 06:59 *is reading*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 07:12 *has to kind of lower Cian*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 07:14 *once he can no longer hear the chopper, he peeks out of the bushes* *steps out and walks around for a bit* I think itís all clear now.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.6 07:16 *remains in the bushes for a while* *is confused and a little scared, and trying to gather her bearings*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 07:16 *is pretty much fine now* *turns toward the bushes* Guys?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 07:21 Wh-wh-what?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 07:23 Uh, I think everythingís okay.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.6 07:25 *stands up, looking a tad disheveled* *says irritably* What was that for?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 07:30 *as a direct result of his paranoia, he realizes itís only a matter of time before the truth will have to come out to Di* *gulps, looking a bit remorseful*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 07:30 Uh--nothing. *stands up as well*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.6 07:31 *stalks off*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 07:32 *faces Cian* Iím sorry. I just- that couldíve been them. *lowers his voice* And my mum told me that we arenít to leave the house, that we arenít to be seen by anyone.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 07:34 Really?! Geez...
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 07:34 Should...should I be going back inside, then?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 07:38 I guess itís up to you. *as for him, he goes back inside*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.6 07:40 *notices Tom walking in* *is in a fairly good mood* Hey Tom. Do you guys have any brown sugar? *he doesnít answer*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.6 07:41 *instead he goes right upstairs* *says loudly* Why isnít anyone like, ever in a good mood around here?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.6 07:42 *looks around at the sky and then hurries back to his house*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.6 07:42 *walks in* The h**l are you talking about?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.6 07:55 *says savagely* Donít start with me, Nairne.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.6 07:55 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.6 07:59 [See you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.6 07:59 I'm in a good mood.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.7 04:31 [I'm here!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.7 04:42 (Hey!)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.7 04:42 Maybe right now, but not always.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.7 05:07 [Hi! Sorry for the delay.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.7 05:14 Well that's what's called being human.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.7 05:17 (Hi! No worries.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.7 05:19 *Nairne got her there* *keeps quiet after that*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.7 05:22 Also methinks the brown sugar is in here, madam. *opens a cabinet and gestures towards it with an exaggerated flair*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.7 05:22 *ends up taking a nap* *wakes up an hour or so later and trudges downstairs* *stands in the living room and sort of surveys everything* *Nairne is lying upside down, reading a magazine* *in the kitchen, Di and Emma are rolling balls of cookie dough and
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.7 05:26 talking quietly* *isnít sure what he thinks of that, but heís pretty sure he wants to be by himself*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.7 05:28 *goes outside and heads the orchard of trees that he bypassed when he gave Nairne and Emma a tour of the place* *that was on purpose* *the orchard was his fatherís, and brings back repressed memories*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.7 05:31 *has been sticking to his room and doing research**finally comes out*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.7 05:31 *sits in front of the trees, which are in bloom, and just stares* *one of the dogs comes up to him and nuzzles against him*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.7 05:35 *follows the nice smells to the kitchen*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.7 05:35 [I figure Noah would've dug up some more important information/updates as to what's going on.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.7 05:35 [So is there anything I need to know that Noah now knows?]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.7 05:48 (Hmmm... not that I can really think of. Oh, I think heís probably see that theyíre setting up ďcheckpointsĒ around London where people go to get sorted into ďjobsĒ.)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.7 05:49 [Alright.]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.7 05:49 (Basically, citizens would be driven into these checkpoints, surveyed, and then placed into a restoration job that would match their skill sets.)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.7 05:49 [Would the news and/or people on social media be giving any more information?]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.7 05:50 *is standing on a stool* *has a big apron on* *turns around to see Noah standing in the doorway* Hi.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.7 05:52 (I think theyíd be trying to give everyone the sense that things are okay and that they should keep calm. Theyíd probably tell them thereís a chance they ďmightĒ be asked to temporarily contribute to the rebuilding, when in reality, a lot of people will
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.7 05:53 be asked regardless.)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.7 05:55 [Alright.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.7 06:10 *looks back at Noah* Oh, hey. *unbeknownst to her, she has a swipe of flour on her face*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.7 06:37 [Sorry for disappearing. My replies should be faster now.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.7 06:37 Hi... *looks at his phone, then glances up at her face a whole bunch of times*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.7 06:47 (Itís fine!)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.7 06:47 *smiles at first, but she sort of furrows her brows when Noah doesnít stop* *asks awkwardly* Uh... what?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.7 06:53 *hesitates, then brushes his face a little* You have something here.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.7 07:02 *actually seems a little bashful for once* Oh. Um. Thanks. *smiles a little*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.7 07:02 *isnít really sure what Noah is doing in the kitchen* *tries to dispel any awkwardness, but she probably makes it worse* Um... do you want to help us make cookies?...
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.7 07:04 Uh...sure.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.7 07:16 Okay. Come here.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.7 07:17 Weíre just rolling up the last of the dough and putting it on these pans. *brings the bowl over* Youíll want to take some and roll it between your hands. Not too much, though. *observes him*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.7 07:24 *scoops out some dough to work with, sneaking a bite of it in the process*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.7 07:24 (I have to go now. Due to the test, I may or may not be online tomorrow night - we shall see. Have a nice night!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.7 07:25 *takes some dough and starts rolling it*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.7 07:40 [Aw, bye! Good luck with the test!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.9 05:12 [I know you're probably not going to be on for a while, but I just want to say that I'm rooting for you. ^.^ I hope you kicked [BLEEP] on that test and I hope you're doing well in class!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.10 04:42 (Thank you! It didnít really go that well, but the material was hard stuff. Iím sure Iíll be able to catch the rebound. Itís been a little easier lately.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.10 05:11 [I'm here! Sorry I'm late. My programming class has been very heavy on reading (we're covering three languages and thus three books).]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.10 05:20 (Hey! Thatís okay.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.10 05:22 [Also sorry to hear about the exam. Better luck next time!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.10 05:32 (Yep!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.10 05:34 *puts the rolled dough on the pans*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.10 05:34 *comes in through the kitchen door all of a sudden* *stops a little when he sees Noah and Emma working fairly close together* *says a little rudely* Well whatís this?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.10 05:41 Weíre making cookies, and Iím showing Noah how.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.10 05:42 *says to Noah* Wow, youíre becoming a regular Pillsbury doughboy now, eh?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.10 05:42 *giggles a little* Whatís that?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.10 05:44 *looks a little irritated*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.10 05:54 Would you like to help us?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.10 05:55 *responds like itís obvious* No. *seems stung by his own response as he drifts upstairs* *then comes tumbling down and back out the door*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.10 05:56 *swivels around to look out the window* *can see Tom jogging out of sight* Whatís got his boxers in a twist?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.10 06:01 *is still upset about what happened earlier, although heís probably been ruminating too much on top of it* *passes the cottage where Cian lives and stops* *thinks about going and apologizing, but he is beside himself* *returns to the orchard*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.10 06:02 I dunno...but whatever it is, it's annoying.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.10 06:13 *shrugs* Maybe a cookie will cheer him up. I donít know.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.10 06:14 (I have to go now. I wonít be online tomorrow night, but I should see you on Thursday!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.10 06:16 [Alright, see you!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.10 06:16 Hopefully. He isn't usually like this...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.12 04:47 [I'm here!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.12 04:47 [My replies will be a bit slow. I'm doing homework.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.12 05:14 (Hey! Thatís fine.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.12 05:15 Weíll bring him some later. I think these are ready to go. *opens the oven and puts them in*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.12 05:20 [Now I'm craving sweets, god dang it... XD]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.12 05:20 [Also hi! How have you been?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.12 05:51 (Iím sorry for the delay! I was doing a puzzle and got caught up in it.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.12 05:52 (Me too, haha. Good, how have you been? How are summer classes?(
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.12 05:53 *the cookies are done about not long later* *eagerly pulls them out, only to be disappointed by the fact that several of them turned to blobs*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.12 05:53 Yeah...um...
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.12 05:53 There's something I need to do. *goes out to find Thomas*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.12 05:54 *whoops, he said/did all this before the cookies were done*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.12 05:54 [My summer class has been going okay so far. Unfortunately I don't think the instructor's first language is English, so some exam questions wound up being unclear. XP]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.12 05:55 [Also the class has been very heavy on reading and I'm a slow reade.r]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.12 05:55 *reader.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.12 05:55 [But I've been doing alright so far.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.12 06:06 (Thatís good. I can sort of relate to the reading. Iíve had to read some monster chapters in chemistry, and itís really the convoluted explanations that slow me down.)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.12 06:06 [Oof, yep. XP]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.12 06:07 *sighs* (BLEEP) it. Di: What is it. Emma: *shows her the cookie blobs* My finest work yet. *Di laughs*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.12 06:07 I guess some of them are salvageable... *pokes at a few* Cookie, Nairne?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.12 06:08 *is back at the orchard, sitting and staring*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.12 06:14 No thank you.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.12 06:14 Maybe the Boogeyman might like one, though.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.12 06:17 *says kind of sarcastically* Nice. Okay.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.12 06:18 I want one! *Emma scoops one up* *takes it and crunches down* *chews slowly*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.12 06:19 *finds Tom*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.12 06:19 How is it? Di: I like it... *doesnít sound too convincing* Emma: Really? You donít have to say that if you donít. Di: Well... theyíre okay...
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.12 06:20 Tom, what's going on?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.12 06:20 *smiles a little* Sorry. *is determined to make a better treat soon*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.12 06:23 *swivels around and looks at Noah in total surprise* *then turns away and exhales deeply* I donít know. *pauses* Quite a lot, honestly.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.12 06:24 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.12 06:27 [Aw, bye!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.12 06:27 You're kind of...you're kind of being a pain in the [BLEEP].
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.12 06:27 So what's the matter?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 03:10 (Hey, just wanted to let you know that I might be late.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.13 03:50 [That's alright.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.13 04:59 [help me]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.13 04:59 [the computer world takeover has begun]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.13 05:00 [I've made a rock, paper, scissors program in C# for a homework assignment and the computer is beating me 90% of the time.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.13 05:01 [The next thing we know, it will have gained sentience and programmed itself to make the Terminator.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 05:53 (Hey!)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 05:53 (Uh oh... a monster in the making?)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.13 05:54 [Indeed.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.13 06:07 [Also hi!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 06:14 (Hi again! Sorry for the delay.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.13 06:16 [Hey! It's fine.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 06:17 So have you. In your own way.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 06:19 *pauses before giving Noah the lowdown* Now Cianís hiding in his house, and Di will have to know in a matter of time. *rips up a blade of grass and runs it through his fingers* Iím just tired of being responsible. Iím tired of being put in control, when
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 06:19 Iím really not.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 06:20 *lets out a deprecating laugh**murmurs* Not sure why Iím telling you all of this, really.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 06:25 Cian's hiding?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 06:40 Well, yeah. I scared him off
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 06:40 *.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 06:44 Why the h**l would you do that?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 06:50 *turns to face Noah, looking fierce* You wouldnít know, would you?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 06:52 Maybe I would. But I'm still asking since assuming things never gets you very far.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 06:57 *looks angry, and his voice is wobbling* Having to worry about everyone else for so long, not knowing whatís happening at the moment... it really starts taking a toll, ya know.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 06:59 *hesitates*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 06:59 *looks up and sniffs* I miss Mum, and I miss Dad, too. *pauses* *says almost out of the blue* I remember weíd pick apples all day out here, you and me.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 06:59 ...You're not the only one who worries, you know.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 07:00 *said that before Tom went on about their parents and apples*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 07:03 *had said drily* Oh, so you are keeping yourself occupied in that room.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 07:05 I do nothing but keep myself occupied in that room.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 07:06 It's not like I sit in there and waste away--unlike most people who waste away whether or not they confine themselves anywhere.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 07:11 Then what kind of contribution have you made to the family? Because I have yet to see any.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 07:11 *leans back a little* Blooming h*ll, I hardly even know you anymore, thatís how little I see you.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 07:14 Right back at you.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 07:15 I've only been researching what's going on since 5:30 AM this morning, but I guess that doesn't count.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 07:21 Right. Because you havenít even shared what youíve been researching.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 07:23 I have been sharing it. You just haven't been around.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 07:32 *his tone softens an iota* What have you been reading, then?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 07:37 From what I can tell there's a lot of censorship going on. But I think I gleaned that they're going to ask plenty of people to help rebuild.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 07:37 So we've been correct in that we need to lay low.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 07:39 *nods thoughtfully* Maybe pushing Di and Cian into hiding wasnít really a crazy idea after all.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 07:40 What if that chopper was looking for people out here, like in the country? Iíve a feeling thatís maybe what they were doing.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 07:42 Maybe.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 07:42 But I wouldn't know. I don't contribute.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 07:44 *glances at him* Maybe in your own way.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 07:48 What's that supposed to mean?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 07:51 That maybe Iím considering that you do contribute, but in your own way.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 07:51 *stands up* Think Iím going back now. Iíll see you for dinner. *starts walking*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.13 07:52 (I have to go now myself. Iíll see you tomorrow!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 07:52 *hesitates*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 07:52 See you.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.13 07:52 [Aw, bye!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 04:59 [I'm here!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.14 05:08 (Hey!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 05:10 [Hi!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.14 05:13 *notices Tom walking in* Hey. Want a cookie?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.14 05:14 Sure. *takes a bite* *nods a little* Not bad. Emma: Youíre the first person to say that. *smiles a little*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.14 05:14 So whereís your brother? Tom: *looks noticeably sullen* Outside.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.14 05:15 *heads out the door* *Tom stares at her mid-chew*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.14 05:17 *whistles*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.14 05:19 *glances at Nairne with slightly arched eyebrows* Somethingís going on there.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.14 05:20 *walks through the tall grass, not really sure where sheís going* *suddenly remembers the castle on the hill* *heads in that direction*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.14 05:25 Oh really?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.14 05:25 Whodathunkit?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 05:26 *stood out where Tom was for a few minutes**is now heading back towards the house**stops when he sees Emma*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.14 05:31 *pauses, then gives an uncharacteristic wave* *walks toward him* *murmurs awkwardly* Um, the cookies are done if you want any. *itís clear that isnít what she came to talk about*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 05:34 Oh, nice.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 05:34 *looks down a bit, fidgeting with his feet*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.14 05:36 How was Tom?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 05:57 [Sorry for disappearing. XP]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 05:57 [I was busy digging a sandspur out of my hair after I got stabbed in the back by it when leaning back. Needless to say, it sucked.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 05:58 Alright...ish...
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 05:58 Kind of feeling strained, I guess.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.14 06:08 (Yikes. That sounds really unpleasant. )
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 06:10 [It is. It wasn't as bad as stepping on a sandspur, but it was annoying.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.14 06:10 *can see that Noah himself looks strained* *looks down* Just saying, but... you guys donít seem to have the best brotherly relationship or whatever.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.14 06:10 (Oh yeah, definitely. Hopefully it didnít poke you.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.14 06:11 (Or rather, poke you too badly.)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 08:25 [It sure poked me, but I've endured worse pokes in my lifetime. XD XP]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 08:25 ...Mmm.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 08:25 *doesn't look up*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.14 08:40 *says quietly* I understand. *reaches out and places her hand on his arm for a brief moment*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 08:46 *looks at her hand, then looks at Emma, seeming a bit surprised*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.14 08:54 I donít get along with Nairne, either. *chuckles a little* She thinks Iím stupid or something.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.14 09:29 (I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 10:02 [Aw, bye!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 10:02 [Also I'm so sorry about disappearing. Something came up and I forgot to tell you. XP]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.14 21:37 Well...regardless of what she thinks about you, she seems like the type who loves to tease.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.15 04:06 [I'm here!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.15 05:12 (Hey! Sorry Iím late, I was watching a movie. I may not be on for long tonight.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.15 05:13 I think itís a little different around me. *smiles wryly* I know I can be a (BLEEP). But something was off even on day one.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.15 06:02 (Unfortunately, I have to go. Sorry I missed you! This week is going to be crazy, so I donít know if Iíll be back online until Saturday. Iíve got a marching band audition and another test. I hope to see you soon!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.15 06:19 [Dang it, I'm sorry I missed you too! I understand; good luck with your audition and test?]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.15 19:28 *!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.15 19:28 I understand.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.21 04:43 [I'm here!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.21 05:26 (Hey! So sorry Iím late. My replies might be a bit slow.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.21 05:39 [Hey!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.21 05:40 [That's alright. How have you been?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.21 05:54 (Iím doing good! Itís been busy! How are you doing?(
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.21 05:55 *smiles a little* Thanks. Not a lot of people do. Or seem to, anyways.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.21 05:57 [Alright. I'm not so busy anymore; I had to drop the class because English was obviously not my instructor's first language and there were some communication issues that made whether I would pass dubious.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.21 05:57 [I've enrolled in another class, though.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.21 06:06 (Oh dang, Iím sorry that happened. What are you taking now?)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.21 06:08 [Discrete Mathematics. Class doesn't start until July.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.21 06:13 Yeah.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.21 06:26 (Ok, good.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.21 06:28 *there is a bit of a silence* Well, Iím gonna head back now. The cookies werenít really a hit, so eat at your own risk* *smiles and turns* See ya.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.21 06:31 Actually...I'll go with you. *follows her*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.21 06:38 *kind of giggles* *they walk back together*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.21 06:39 -THE NEXT DAY-
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.21 06:41 *it is past breakfast* *is cleaning out a pan in which he made some rather substandard pancakes* *the task could have been fun, but Cian still hasnít come around*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.21 06:43 *is pacing around the kitchen and whining* Can we go swimming today? *crawls up the counter* Can we PLEASE go swimming today?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.21 06:44 *wakes up early**spends a lot of the morning on his phone in his room**comes out of his room when smelling food**is in an uncharacteristically good mood*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.21 06:45 Yes, Di, we can go swimming today. Weíll go as soon as Iím done with these dishes. *Di jumps up and down and runs upstairs*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.21 06:45 *puts the pan down and peers into the living room* Anyone up to go swimming today?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.21 06:47 *is actually up - probably so she can spend as much time with Noah as possible* Well... I donít know.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.21 06:50 *says a bit quietly* You sure it's safe?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.21 07:09 (Sorry for the slow reply. My cat escaped and I had to help find her.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.21 07:10 *nods* Maybe for a half hour. Itís a nice day. Weíll be cautious.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.21 07:24 [brb]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.21 07:24 [That's fine. I need to brb...]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.21 07:27 *smiles a little at Emma* Are you sure?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.21 07:27 *shrugs a little* Weíll see.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.21 07:35 Okay. Well, Iíll take Di over and you guys can decide.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.21 07:35 [Back]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.21 07:35 *once Di is ready, he heads out with her* Before we go swimming, thereís something I have to take care of. Di: Like what? Tom: Come on. *leads her towards Cianís house*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.21 07:36 I'm comin'!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.21 07:36 *said that before Di was ready*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.21 07:36 (Aw, Iím going to have to go now. But Iíll see you tomorrow! Have a good night!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.21 07:49 [Aw, bye! See you and goodnight!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.22 05:36 [I'm here! Sorry I'm so late. I had a long day and then wound up watching some TV with my family.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.22 05:36 [I watched the first episode of the Odd Couple and I liked it very much.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.22 05:43 [The original/1970 version, I mean.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 05:54 (Hey! Thatís okay. I just got done watching a movie myself.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 05:55 (Thatís awesome! I havenít seen it in a while, but itís a hilarious show.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.22 05:56 [Yeah, I want to watch more of it sometime. ^.^]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:03 *spots Tom and Di coming**has been nervously peeking out the windows a lot*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:04 *approaches the door and pauses before knocking*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:15 *opens the door slowly*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:15 H-hi...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:27 Hi.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:28 Iím not scaring you, am I? *there is a grin playing at the corners of his mouth*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:28 Whatcha doin' here? *is trying his best to sound normal*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:28 *said that before Tom asked that*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:28 No, of course not. *turns slightly redder than normal*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:41 I just wanted to come by and say sorry... for yesterday.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:42 For what??
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:43 *runs a hand through his hair* All of this has me a little more worried than usual, but I blew things out of proportion with that one. I didnít mean to; it just sort of happened.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.22 06:44 *looks up at Cian hopefully*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:45 ...Well...with what's happening, it's kind of hard to blow it out of proportion, everything's so nutty and weird the way things are already...
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:51 What are you two up to?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:53 *smiles a little, glad that Cian understands* Well, we were just about to head over to the creek for a swim. I was wondering if maybe youíd like to come along, swing from some more branches maybe?...
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:58 *hesitates**then says:* Yeh, alright. But not for too long. *says a bit more loudly* And Mam says no more branch-swinging.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:58 *adds rather quietly:* But she won't be watchin'.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 06:58 *grins slightly and then heads inside to get ready*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 07:00 Brilliant. *grins*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 07:00 *says when Cian comes back out* Oh, and I think Nairneís coming, too. Just thought Iíd warn you.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 07:00 *comes out a little while later, ready to swim*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 07:00 Oh god...
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 07:01 We'd better be careful.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 07:09 Yeah... *chuckles a little*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 07:10 Last one there gets to face her wrath! *hits the ground running*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.22 07:13 *is meanwhile about to head out with Nairne and Noah* *is only going because Noah is, and sort of because Nairne talked her into it* *doesnít even have a swimsuit, just wears what she has on presently*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.22 07:17 Uh...you swimmin'?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.22 07:28 *crosses her arms tightly* Uh, no.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.22 07:28 God knows whatís in the water, anyways. *laughs*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.22 07:29 *hears a cannonball* *sort of winces*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 07:30 *sees the trio getting closer* Oh (BLEEP), sheís here! *goes under*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.22 07:37 [Sorry about the slow replies. I've been studying.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.22 07:37 [Truth tables suck.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.22 07:44 (Thatís fine! I have no idea what those are, but it sounds like it. Iíve gotta go now. I should be online tomorrow - chemistry is winding down. See you then, hopefully!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.22 07:50 [This gives you a basic look at these monstrosities that are called truth tables: ht tp://sites.millersville.edu/bikenaga/math-proof/truth-tables/truth-tables.html ]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.22 08:35 [Anyways, bye! I hope to see you here tomorrow!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.23 05:00 [I'm here!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 05:07 (Hey!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.23 05:34 [Hi!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.23 05:34 [Sorry for the delay.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 05:47 (No problem.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 05:48 (Also, I had a look, and I really had a difficult time comprehending that, haha.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.23 06:06 [Same here. XD XP I'm doing my best, but it's difficult. Thank god class hasn't even started yet (I'm reading the book early to prepare).]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.23 06:06 [It's a 5-week class too with an assignment due every day of the week except Sunday. But there are no exams--the entire grade is basically daily homework.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 06:10 (Okay. I was gonna say- thatís quite an accelerated class.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 06:11 *Nairne swings from a vine like Tarzan, announcing her presence* *tries to get away as fast as possible*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.23 06:12 [Very much so. If I had started reading once class started I would've been [BLEEP]ed.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.23 06:20 *creates as big a splash as possible*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.23 06:20 *she made a Tarzan-like call on the way down*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.23 06:34 *lets out a shriek* *even Noah, who is wading around nearby, sort of tries to shield himself*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 06:35 *scrambles to the far end of the creek*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 06:36 *flops onto his back and floats* *it doesnít take long for him to notice Emma, who is hovering right above him* What are you doing?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.23 06:37 Watching. *has her arms crossed*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.23 06:38 *notes Emma's location and smirks slightly**gets up on land and prepares for another jump*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 06:38 *looks at Emma and glances towards Noah* Watching what?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.23 06:39 *is in nothing but swimming trunks*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.23 06:45 All of yíall. *no doubt sheís checking out Noah though*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 06:46 Nice... sounds like fun.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 06:47 *suddenly has an idea* *is tired of Emma being a stick in the mud* *knows sheís got potential somewhere; she just hasnít shown it* *his idea is terrible, but great*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 06:48 *climbs back onto the surface* *his eyes meet Nairneís* *looks at her as if to say ďdonít do anything yetĒ*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.23 06:49 *was about to give Emma the splash of a lifetime**looks disappointed but doesn't jump yet*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 06:53 *sneaks up behind Emma* *is as silent as a stone* *turns to Nairne and raises a finger to his lips* *glances at Cian too*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 06:56 *Di is about to let out a scream, but itís too late - heís already given Emma a mighty shove*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.23 06:57 *lets out something of a scream-roar as she goes tumbling down, fully clothed*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.23 06:58 *comes up seconds later, sputtering* *looks a bit bewildered*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 07:00 *is laughing* Well? Not as bad as you thought?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.23 07:01 *glares* *then splashes Tom* *shrieks* You (BLEEP)! *falls back from the force of her own splash* *behind the spray of water, she can be seen laughing, too*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.23 07:02 Whatíd you do that for?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.23 07:03 I think you needed that. *jumps back in*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.23 07:05 *smiles*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.23 07:05 *then lets out a mighty "GERONIMOOOOO" and plunges into the water, sending a tsunami towards Emma*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.23 07:07 *screams* NAIRNE!!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.23 07:08 *goes after her, splashing viscously*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.23 07:08 (I have to go now, see you! I might not be online tomorrow. If I am, Iíll try to be here early.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.23 07:10 [See you! Alright, hopefully we can RP some more tomorrow!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.24 05:12 [I'm here! Sorry I'm so late; I was watching a movie. My replies will be slow.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.24 05:26 (Hey! Thatís alright.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.24 05:41 (Also, I just realized I spelled viciously wrong... too much chemistry, haha.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.24 05:41 [Hi! Oof, yep. XD]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.24 05:41 *cackles evilly and dodges, splashing right back*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.24 05:44 *suddenly gets an idea* *retaliates in the same vein as Nairne* *almost without thinking, she leaps onto a vine, swings, and falls into the water, totally dousing Nairne*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.24 05:57 AAAFHFBFBJG
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.24 05:57 *raises his eyebrows*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.24 05:57 *stares in shock*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.24 06:01 *isnít angry; sheís actually laughing hard*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.24 06:07 *drifts away from Nairne* Hey, anyone want to play Marco Polo?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.24 06:09 *is also in shock by the fact that Emma managed to usurp the Queen of Cannonball, but heís also liking how at ease Emma seems to be* Sure.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.24 06:17 Who doesn't?!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.24 06:17 *looks like she's in awe*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.24 06:19 Okay then. I nominate you to be Marco. Thisíll be fun. *grins*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.24 06:20 *and it is, with Nairne practically unleashing warfare and making it easier to find Polo* *the game goes on well into the afternoon* *by that time, everyone is tired and ready for dinner*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.24 06:20 *climbs out of the water* Iíll leave the cooking to you two. *is referring to Cian and Tom*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.24 06:21 *looks at Cian, then at Emma* Why?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.24 06:23 *shrugs* I just need to do some things out here.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.24 06:23 *looks puzzled* Like what?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.24 06:23 Youíll see.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.24 06:25 Uh...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.24 06:25 You sure you wanna...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.24 06:26 *gives Cian a befuddled glance* *then slowly starts walking* Bollocks. I donít know what weíll be able to cook up without burning the house down.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.24 06:26 You got any easy ideas?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.24 06:32 I got easy ideas. Let's go.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.24 06:37 Okay. *follows Nairne into the kitchen*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.24 06:47 *gets to cooking without even giving them a chance to start*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.24 06:48 *leans against the counter, arms crossed and sleeves rolled up, ready to go* *now that Nairneís taking care of business, all he can do is raise his eyebrows*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.24 06:49 So is cooking your secret talent too?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.24 06:57 (I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.24 06:59 [Aw, bye!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.25 03:03 [I hate to say it, but I'll be late again tonight. XP]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 05:16 (Thatís fine! I just got here.)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.25 05:26 [Hi!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 05:35 (Hey!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.25 05:37 [Hey!! How are you?]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.25 05:37 Nah. But it sure isn't yours.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.25 05:38 Get some flour, will you?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 05:41 (Not bad, how are you?)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 05:41 No, it isnít. *gets out the flour*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.25 05:43 [Pretty good. Had another long day, but eh.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 05:52 (Yeah... at least itís technically over, though.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:05 *as it turns out, Nairne is a pretty fantastic cook* *sheís managed to whip up some sort of meal with dumplings, and itís enjoyed by all*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:05 Wow. *points at Nairne with a spoon* Youíve really outdone yourself.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.25 06:06 *says sort of quietly* Youíve outdone us all.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.25 06:14 [Yep.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.25 06:14 It was nothing. *grins*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.25 06:14 *is impressed with herself as well**didn't expect the dumplings to turn out this well*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:15 *has been hogging the dumplings a bit*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.25 06:15 Yeah, sure. *smiles*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.25 06:18 *was going to take seconds, but Cian pulls the last of the dumplings towards him* *gives him a guilt-inducing stare*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:23 ..............
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:23 .........
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:23 ......
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:23 ...They're for Mam...
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.25 06:24 *mutters* Okay...
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.25 06:26 These were really good. Thank you. *heads to his room as soon as he's finished*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.25 06:30 Wait. *stands up* Weíre having dessert outside. *almost sounds a little worried*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:31 *was heading out himself* *stops* Oh - really?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.25 06:31 *nods, grateful that Tom is at least interested*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.25 06:31 *was most of the way to his room**hesitates, then decides to come back*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:32 *chuckles* I hope it doesnít go as quickly as the dumplings.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.25 06:32 *glances at the door, then runs after them*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:34 *follows Emma behind the old barn* *is surprised to see a neat pile of wood, surrounded by a circle of various chairs* Whatís all of this?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.25 06:35 *raises her eyebrows*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:35 *looks surprised as well*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.25 06:38 I thought weíd try an American favorite. *plops into a rocking chair and rocks back and forth* *suddenly, the chair buckles, snapping into pieces* *falls to the ground with a yelp*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:39 *sounds distant* That was grandadís, that was.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.25 06:40 Not anymore.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:49 *helps Emma up* Are you okay?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.25 06:50 Yeah... *Attempts a laugh and stumbles out of the wreckage* *her cheeks are red* Iím really sorry about your grandpaís chair.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:52 *smiles* Nah, itís alright. Granddad wouldíve loved this - all of this. Emma: *looks surprised* *takes out some matches and lights the pile of wood* Tom: He was a professor at one of those big unis over there. *settles himself into a chair*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:55 Every time heíd come back, heíd tell all sorts of crazy stories about his time over there. I guess you could say he was the best cook to date in our family - heíd make American dinners. One I remember are the bacon cheeseburgers with the dangerous-looking
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:56 *sits down as well**the chair creaks rather precariously*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:56 cheese. *laughs, continuing to reminisce*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.25 06:56 *sits on the ground, sort of behind Tomís chair* *the dogs are soon at her side* What are we having?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.25 06:57 Símores. *takes out a box of ďbiscuitsĒ, marshmallows, and chocolate* Basically, a toasted marshmallow in between two graham crackers and chocolate.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.25 06:58 *skewers some marshmallows on actual sticks and passes them around* I prefer mine burnt to a crisp. Itís better that way.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 06:59 What kind of sugary abomination is this? *cautiously aims the stick at the fire*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.25 07:00 Hey. *points a finger at Tom* Itís not an abomination. Itís delicious.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.25 07:05 I can concur.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.25 07:06 *holds his stick a bit awkwardly*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 07:06 *is repeatedly glancing at the bag of marshmallows*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.25 07:15 *catches Cianís gaze* Hey. Have two if you want. Iíd even say three. *tosses him the marshmallows*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.25 07:16 *sticks her marshmallow straight into the flame* *pulls the blazing marshmallow out, blows out the flame, and assembles a símore*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 07:17 *watches Emma take a big bite* Youíre sure this is delicious?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.25 07:17 *says with sort of a full mouth* Get over your pudding. I promise this isnít a fried Oreo.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.25 07:19 *is carefully roasting her marshmallow near the flame* *once itís golden brown, she goes over to Emma so she can help her make a símore* *is soon going back for seconds*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 07:20 *judging by the fact that Di is going back for more, he deduces it canít be all that bad* *sticks his marshmallow into the fire*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 07:20 (I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow!)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 07:20 Thanks... *has a s'more with extra marshmallows*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 07:20 *also goes for seconds*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.25 07:21 [Aw, bye!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.25 07:21 *smiles at Di and roasts her own marshmallow*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.25 07:22 *glances at Di and Tom and then sticks his marshmallow in the fire**his marshmallow winds up a little burnt*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.26 04:41 [I'm here!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 05:05 (Hey! Sorry Iím a little late.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 05:11 *makes a símore and scrutinizes it before taking a tentative bite* *the marshmallow stretch is kind of infinite* *says through mashed-up símore* Jesus!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.26 05:17 Well, what do you think? *is also eyeing Noah*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 05:17 Itís definitely American. But itís not bad.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.26 05:23 [Hey!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.26 05:23 *nods as he chews**lets out a muffled "It's good"*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 05:32 *is on his third s'more*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.26 05:35 *looks from the marshmallow bag to Cian* Hey... *was also going to go for a third símore*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.26 05:38 *looks from the marshmallow bag to Cian* Hey... *was also going to go for a third símore*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.26 05:39 (Sorry, double post.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 05:40 *smirks* I hope you two are sharing.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 05:41 *smirks* I hope you two are sharing.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 05:41 (Again... sorry.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 05:41 *leans back* I wonder what itíll be like when Mum gets back.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.26 05:43 *has no idea what itíll be like* *offers* Quiet, I guess.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 05:44 Yeah... I think this is the most fun itís been here, honestly. *isnít going to admit it, but he feels like Nairne and Emmaís presence has helped bring him closer to his siblings*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.26 05:45 Youíre lucky to have this place, though. Itís nice.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:07 [Sorry for disappearing. XP]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:07 *holds out the marshmallow bag bashfully to Di*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.26 06:08 Ye. It makes me miss my old home in Scotland, to be honest.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.26 06:20 *says softly* Thank you. *nibbles one straight up*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.26 06:20 (Also, itís fine. I had to look at something myself.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:21 Really?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:24 You can have the bag if you want...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.26 06:24 Yeah. We used to have this place with similarly wonderful views...not anymore.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:29 What happened to it?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.26 06:29 *gives him a small smile* Thanks...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.26 06:29 Had to sell it.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.26 06:29 *after a moment, she hands him two marshmallows*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.26 06:30 *glances at Nairne with a sort of tight jaw* *she and her dad are the reason for that, no doubt*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:31 *murmurs* D***. *sort of shakes his head* Iím sorry.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:31 Oh...
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:31 Thanks.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.26 06:31 Eh, what's happened happened.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:31 *smiles and accepts Di's offering*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:32 I canít stand the city. Too many people, rubbish everywhere... Iíd live here as long as I can if I could.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.26 06:35 Yeah...at least cities have some d*** nice pubs.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:42 *laughs* The only good thing about them, yeah?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.26 06:43 *stands up and gazed at the sky while eating a marshmallow* *then turns to the others, looking excited* Look at the moon!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:44 *stands up a little to get a view* *the moon is indeed huge, and perfectly full* Wow. Itís beautiful.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.26 06:46 It has a face, you know. Tom: Yeah. Di: I wonder if Mummy can see it, too.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:48 Maybe. Itís the same, no matter where you are. *Cian then shares a fun fact about how the moon used to be 100x closer to Earth at the dawn of time, which everyone finds to be creepy but cool*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.26 06:48 Actually it's got a rabbit on it.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.26 06:49 *said that before Cian shared the creepy-ish fact*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.26 06:55 *giggles* Itís a face! *wanders off into the barn*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:56 *calls out* Be careful in there! *mutters* That thing is on its hinges. Twisted my ankles when I fell from the rafters once.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.26 06:57 *comes back with an American flag beach ball* Was this granddadís too?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:58 *laughs a little* No, I think Mum got that. Here, throw it over.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.26 06:58 *tosses it to Tom*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 06:59 *catches it* *tosses it to Cian*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 07:02 (I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.26 07:09 [Aw, bye! Sorry for disappearing again. I got caught up drawing an embroidery pattern on one of my characters. It's been a rather painful process so far. XD XP]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.26 07:10 *catches it and tosses it to Emma*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:03 [I'm here! BTW, how is your mom doing?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:09 (Hey! Sorry Iím late.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:14 (Good, thanks! I donít want to say things are getting back to normal, but hospitalizations have gone way down. I hear itís the exact opposite over there. How are things?)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:16 [Getting worse. I often feel like venting because for the past weeks it has seemed like absolutely nobody cares. Some places (e.g. stores, restaurants) have been more packed than ever before with nobody wearing masks.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:16 [The governor had been saying that masks are recommended but nobody can enforce them for weeks upon weeks. Only today have things actually started to change and become mandatory.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:18 [The people here literally seem incapable of social distancing. One nearby county reported that only 7% of the population was social distancing. Many of the new hospitalized infectees are young people who think they're invincible because they're young.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:20 [Also there's plenty of people here who subscribe to the You-ain't-gunna-make-me-wear-a-mask philosophy. I have no explanation for it apart from being uninformed, careless, and/or just stupid. Now that some counties have started making things mandatory,
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:20 however, we'll just have to wait and see if these things are actually put into place and enforced.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:21 [My family has been relatively safe so far. Only one of us goes to town at a time to get necessities every so often. I'm the only one in my household who's not in a sensitive group.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:22 [Sorry to lay all this on you. I just keep being absolutely baffled by Texans' behavior. Now that things are mandatory, maybe some change will take place.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:26 [I'm glad things are turning around up where you are. Be careful, though. It isn't over yet. You don't wanna re-open at warp speed and end up like Texas. XD XP]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:30 (No, I totally get your frustration. The way this country has handled this as a whole is atrocious, and continues to be that way. )
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:31 [Absolutely.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:32 [Out of curiosity I looked at how the Czech Republic has been handling it. I recommend looking into that. I haven't checked on them in several weeks, but last time I read about them their way of handling it sounded great.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:32 (As you said, Texas is mostly a red state, and Iím sure that mentality has definitely contributed. Iím sorry this had to happen. Hopefully people actually realize that this isnít a hoax.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:32 [Yet another reason why I miss the Czech Republic and love the people there. XD XP]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:33 [Yeah, that's part of it. This really shouldn't be a political issue at all--this is a health issue, a life-or-death issue. I don't know how the h**l this turned political, but it sucks.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:33 (Yeah. Actually, most of Europe is doing fairly well - which just proves that the US, apparently a technological superpower, is embarrassing itself right now.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:34 [At least I can look at how Arizona and Florida are doing and be like "Ha haaa, get wrecked, somehow we're doing better than you." XD XP]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:34 [We're not the bottom of the bottom, d*** it! XD XP]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:34 [Yet.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:35 [Also yeah, Europe overall has done better. It largely depends on the country, but I'd say the US fumbled things far more.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:35 [The EU just banned travelers from the US along with ones from Russia and Brazil.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:35 (The political part is what makes this terrible. Kinda reminds me of this: ht tps://i.gifer.com/E0Fi.gif
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:37 (Actually, Michigan has done pretty well. Cases have gone way down, as have hospitalizations. My mom says that mostly really old people with health problems are dying - and as of right now, most of them are even asymptomatic, which is why itís spreading
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:38 in the nursing homes. When I was in the hospitals, some of the nurses werenít even wearing masks. However, I donít think that means everything is safe. We almost got to stage 5/6 of reopening, but thatís been delayed because cases are kind of rising.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:39 [OOF, exactly. XD XP]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:39 [That gif sums it up really well.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:39 [I try to mostly listen to Fauci since he's pretty much the most qualified guy up there right now.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:39 [I also love that he got his wish of being portrayed by Brad Pitt granted. XD]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:40 (Thereís a bar in the town I go to college at, which was recently PACKED with people. Not a mask was in sight. Apparently one girl went there WITH the virus, and now thereís almost 70 cases linked to that bar. Iím kind of scared to go back, mostly because
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:40 I donít trust people like that.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:41 [Also ah, I see. So wait, are over 50% of the infectees asymptomatic?]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:41 [Oh no...yep, that's the sort of thing that's happening down here.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:41 [You can't exactly drink or eat with a mask on--I understand that part--but at the same time going to a bar or restaurant in the first place just sounds stupid right now.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:42 (Yeah. Heís been fairly trustworthy so far. Also, thatís hilarious. I do think an older Brad Pitt would sort of resemble him.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:43 [Have you seen the video where Brad Pitt is playing as Dr. Fauci?]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:43 [If not, you need to. XD I can supply you with the link.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:46 (In the nursing homes - apparently. I have no idea why though. This virus is crazy.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:46 (Ok!)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:48 [Enjoy: https://youtu.be/uW56CL0pk0g ]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:48 [Yeah, this virus is basically curtains for old people, which is rather sad.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:52 (Thanks! It is. Iím pretty worried about a good family friend of mine(her husband was a pianist and met Rachmaninoff). Sheís really sharp, but is almost 90 and probably wouldnít make it. I think sheís staying vigilant, though.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:57 (Oh my god, haha. That was gold. He even talked like him! I kinda wish his hair/wig had been a bit neater, for that true Fauci look.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 05:57 (As for Trump... he looked a bit worse for wear.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:59 [I hope your family friend makes it through this. Meeting Rachmaninoff sounds amazing.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 05:59 [Also was the "sharp" bit on purpose? XD]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 06:00 [Also yeah, Brad Pitt's voice was spot-on! There's not too much he can do to imitate Fauci's appearance, though.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 06:06 (Haha, totally unintentional. He wouldíve gotten pretty close if the hair had been just a tad neater, haha.)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 06:14 [Yep.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 06:15 [I hope all of you up there stay safe. Shall we RP?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 06:15 *catches it and throws it to Noah* *Noah doesnít see though, and gets bonked in the head* Sorry!!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 06:16 (Yeah! And you guys too!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.27 06:22 *chuckles* RIP!
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.27 06:22 Hey!! *rubs his head*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.27 06:22 Don't throw unless I'm looking... *picks up the ball and throws it gently to Di, looking pouty*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 06:24 Sorry!... *is laughing a little*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.27 06:24 *doesnít catch it, so she has to pick it up* *passes it to Cian again*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 06:30 *throws it to Tom*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.27 06:31 *@ Noah* Oi, you got a booboo?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 06:36 *laughs* *throws it to Nairne*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.27 06:38 *throws it to Di*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.27 06:38 ...No...
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.27 06:40 *throws it to Noah with a giggle - or more like at him*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.27 06:45 *catches it**wrinkles his nose at Di, but playfully throws the ball back to her*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 06:53 *reaches over for the bag and tries to get another marshmallow or two...or three*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.27 06:56 *catches the ball with a laugh* *then sees Cian sneaking into the marshmallows* *throws it at him without any reserve*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 06:57 Oooh!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 06:57 *gets hit in the face* AGHCK!!! *jerks back*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 06:57 *sounds like he's almost crying* I just wanted a marshmallow!!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.27 06:57 *bursts out laughing*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.27 07:02 (Hahaha, poor Cian.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.27 07:02 *takes the bag, looking a bit smug*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 07:03 *is cracking up - Cian seems like heís in a brief moment of agony*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 07:03 Címon, Di. Share!
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.27 07:04 *hands the open bag Cianís way* *looks reluctant*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 07:05 I donít think sheís really a fan of sharing.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 07:05 When it comes to food, absolutely not.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.27 07:05 [Poor Cian indeed. XD]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.27 07:06 [*overlays GTA 5 "wasted" death screen on an epic replay of Cian's face getting annihilated*]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.27 07:06 Di sounds like my kind of gal!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 07:08 (Oh my god, hahahaha.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 07:09 You guys would probably get along capitally over your shared love of not liking to share food.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.27 07:11 *is momentarily distracted by something fluttering above* Hey, look! A bat! *jumps up and runs after it* *is trying to get a good look*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.27 07:11 Methinks it'd be a very profitable alliance.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.27 07:12 Hey Di, watch where you're going!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 07:19 *glances at Noah, a little surprised by his intervention* Yeah, maybe we should go in now.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.27 07:20 *whines* Why?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 07:20 Too many bats out. Plus youíll get yourself sick eating all those marshmallows.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.27 07:22 No I wonít!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 07:23 *smiles like heís not convinced* Letís go. *walks Di inside*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 07:24 *stands up and looks around* *isnít really sure how sheís going to put out the fire* *decides to drag a couple of chairs back into the barn*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.27 07:32 [Sorry for disappearing. I got caught up working on a drawing.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 07:34 *decides to stay behind, help Emma with the chairs, and, last (but not least), snag the marshmallow bag*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 07:44 Thanks. *smiles at him* Itís all yours now. (No problem!)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 07:44 *is holding the bag behind his back* Uh...what is?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 07:52 The marshmallows. Finders keepers.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 07:55 What marshmallows? *smirks*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 07:58 *winks* Thanks. *starts to walk away*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 08:01 -THE NEXT MORNING-
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 08:02 *is making breakfast while everyone makes their way to the table* *is still a bit tired from the previous night* *puts the kettle back on the stove to make more tea*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 08:03 *out of the corner of his eye, he sees something pulling into the driveway* *looks up and realizes that theyíre two large, black vehicles* *sort of freezes*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 08:04 *a pair of men dressed in military uniforms exit each vehicle* *there is a knock on the door* *remembers what Molly said* *gets down* *whispers* Everyone get down. Get under the table!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.27 08:05 Tom? *sounds scared*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 08:05 Just get under the table!
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.27 08:06 *they get under the table* *whimpers* Whatís going on?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.27 08:07 *is still in his room*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.27 08:08 *gets under the table*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.27 08:08 *says quickly and quietly:* Maybe we should leave out the back...
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 08:08 *is at his own home with his adopted mom*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 08:09 *mutters* We need to stay put.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 08:13 *keeps his eyes on the window* *the men walk up to the door, as expected* *they are not greeted by an answer* *one of them saunters over to the window and looks in* *he then goes over to talk to the others* *knows itís over - he probably saw the kettle on
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 08:13 the stove, or an abandoned breakfast*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 08:13 *after a few mighty bangs, the door swings open*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.27 08:14 (And thereís a cliffhanger. I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow! Have a nice night!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.27 08:18 What if they come in?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.27 08:18 *said that before they came in*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.27 08:18 [I typed that before seeing that they broke in. See you! Have a nice night too!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 02:51 [I'll be about an hour late. XP]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 05:16 [I'm finally here!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 05:20 (Hey! I just got here myself.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 05:31 [Hi!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 05:33 *one of the men announces theyíve arrived in the name of the government, and that anyone present must reveal themselves* *stands up shakily* *everything goes by in a blur*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 05:34 (Hi!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.28 05:36 *freezes upon hearing the government officials come in**doesn't know whether to run or see if the others are okay*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 05:37 Man 1: The government is requiring each household contribute to restoration projects in the city of London and its metropolitan. Tom: *stares, his throat tight* Man 1: *notices theyíre all kind of shocked* Itíll only be for a bit - three weeks, tops.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 05:40 *isnít dumb enough to believe that* Man 1: *pulls out a device* This is the Eady household, am I correct? Tom: *nods* Man 1: *says sternly* Whereís your mother? Tom: *says hoarsely* Abroad. On business.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 05:41 *has to give those details* Man 1: And youíre?... Tom: *is looking down* Thomas, sir. Man 1: *points to Di* Is that Diana? Tom: Yes. Man 1: Whereís Noah?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 05:42 Tom: *opens his mouth to say something* *feels like heís going to betray Noah, but really, thereís no hiding him* He- upstairs.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 05:44 Man 1: *says to the others* Search the upstairs. Iíll take them out and figure out where to place them. *Tom and the others are turning to go when Man 2 steps forward* Man 2: Iíve got two tickets to the United States of America for *reads Nairne and
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 05:44 Emmaís full names*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 05:45 *immediately knows that her dad took off when things got bad - and that heís trying to do the same for them* *watches as Tom guides a whimpering Di outside* *then looks at Nairne with a worried expression*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 05:47 *looks back at Emma, then looks at the men straight in the eye*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 05:47 What's this about?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 05:47 What's going to happen to the minor?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 05:48 *suddenly remembers Noah, and their chat by the castle* *maybe itís the deciding factor, but she realizes sheís too involved to leave*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 05:49 Man 1: Come on outside. Emma: *gives Nairne a small shake of the head and follows*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 05:57 *another man is with Tom and Di, trying to figure out where to place them* *can see other people in the back - neighbors, probably* Man 1: Youíve been requested to return to your father in New York. We can take you to the airport and youíll be on your way
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 05:57 *.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 05:57 Oi, what are you going to do with the 10 year-old?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jun.28 05:58 *is brought downstairs by some of the men*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 05:59 *would love to see her father, now more than anything* *however, she doesnít know why she and Nairne get special privileges when thousands of other households are being uprooted in a similar fashion*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 05:59 *some of the men are handling Noah pretty roughly*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 06:01 Man 1: Sheíll be put somewhere with other children, and very likely with her brothers or neighbors.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.28 06:01 *starts crying*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 06:02 *doesnít care what Nairne says; sheís made her decision* *has a feeling Nairne will soon follow suit, though* *says shakily* Iím not going.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 06:03 *looks at Emma like a deer in headlights*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 06:04 ...Are you...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 06:10 *turns to Nairne* Iím not. Man 1: *takes on that stern tone* Youíve been requested to return. Your ticket- Emma: *suddenly explodes* *swivels around and snatched the ticket, tearing it into two* Thereís my ticket!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 06:11 ...What if we want to stay?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 06:15 Man 1: Weíll need everyone we can get. *looks at Nairne suspiciously, noting her Scottish accent*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 06:17 Man 1: As for you... we have no choice but to take you with us. Emma: *allows them to lead her to the back of one of the trucks* *Noah is led to the opposite truck just as quickly*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 06:17 We're foreigners. What right do you have to drag us along, unless we volunteer?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 06:18 Man 1: *looks down at a crying Di* *takes on an unconvincingly sweet tone* Come along, love. Up after her you go.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 06:18 Man 1: *turns to Nairne* You still have a ticket, you know.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.28 06:20 *starts to panic* *starts walking towards Tom* *whimpers* Tom...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 06:23 *takes the ticket and tears it* What are you talking about?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 06:24 *Di clings to him like a lifeline and whimpers nonstop* *can feel her shaking* Di: Tom... Tom... *starts sobbing* Tom: *gets down to her level and tries to be as composed as possible, which is difficult*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 06:26 Man 1: Well, youíve lost your chance now. And you have even less of a chance than she did, because I can tell youíre not an American citizen.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 06:28 *looks Di in the eyes* *says quietly* Go get your kit. Di: *sobs* No! Iím not going! Theyíre going to hurt Lizzy and Daisy! Tom: Lizzy and Daisy will be fine. Theyíll be fine. Di: No!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 06:30 *there are tremors in his voice* I need you to go grab your kit. Di: *screams in his face* NO! Tom: *the facade is starting to crumble* Di, go get your kit right now.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 06:32 *she puts up a fight* *has to go inside and get the pink-and-yellow backpack* *puts it around her shoulders and hugs her tightly, squeezing back tears*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 06:32 My country should've become independent centuries ago.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 06:32 Man 1: Whatís in the kit? Tom: *glares a little* Itís only chocolate.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 06:33 *says VERY loudly* What kind of people are you, anyway, taking children from their homes when this is the safest place they could be?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.28 06:33 Man 1: *says to Nairne* Maybe you shouldíve stayed there, then. Up you go.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 06:33 Don't tell me it's for the welfare of us or our country!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 06:34 What, am I being detained? What right do you have to order me to move a muscle?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.28 06:34 *a couple of the other men start cornering Nairne* *the drama causes her to panic again* TOM!!!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 06:36 *hugs Di again* *murmurs* I need you to go with them. *Di has resorted to crying and staying immobile* *gives Nairne a look of desperation*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 06:37 *one of the men goes over to solve the problem* Man 2: Youíll be going with your brother. *gently pulls Tom away from Di* Tom: *says to Di while he can* I love you, and so does Mummy and Noah.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 06:39 *is hauled off* *sort of cries* *stumbles into the back of the truck, where he takes a seat next to Noah* *pretends he canít hear Di shrieking when the truck pulls out*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 06:40 *resists heavily* Can't any of you answer a d*** question?!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 06:40 *scrambles out of the back to rescue Di, Cianís mom in tow* *didnít actually notice, but Cian is in their truck, possibly frozen with fear by the dramatic turn of events*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 06:42 *is definitely not as consoling as Tom* *says breathlessly* Come on. *takes Diís hand* *turns to Nairne* *hisses* Itís not worth it!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 06:47 Man 4: Do you think sheís affiliated with them? *is talking about Nairne, of course* Man 2: If she is, she wonít make it very far. *they are talking quietly, but he is talking loud enough for Nairne to maybe hear*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 06:48 [I actually thought that Cian and his mom would be captured last.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 06:49 [His mom did have a pretty good hiding spot.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 06:49 I'm affiliated with democracy, thank you very [BLEEP]ing much!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 06:56 (Okay. Would you like them to stop there?)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 06:58 Man 3: *seems like the only nice on out of the bunch* Iím really sorry about what Iím going to have to do, but... *drags Nairne into the back and shuts the door* *the truck rolls before she can even find her balance*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 07:05 [Sorry, I don't follow.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 07:07 (Since you wanted Cian to be captured last, do you want the trucks to stop there now?)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 07:18 [Oh, yeah, okay.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 07:18 [Sorry for disappearing. XP]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 07:20 (Itís fine!)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 07:21 *doesnít say anything to Nairne* *knows sheís pretty much responsible for getting her into something she didnít want* *puts an arm around Di, who is also silent*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 07:22 *meanwhile, things are pretty silent in their truck* *stares ahead* *is in a daze, especially since the previous night seemed so normal* *now, nothing is going to be the same again*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 07:23 *is wondering about Molly when a hand rests on his knee* *an old neighbor sitting across from him and Noah pats their knees with a smile* Neighbor: You two were always fine chaps.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 07:23 *gives him a nod and whatever kind of smile he can muster*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 07:26 *is unnerved by the fact that heís talking in the past tense, though* *the truck takes a slow turn, then stops completely* *instantly knows where they are: Cianís place*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 07:27 *the back doors fly open* *cranes his neck to get a view* *sees Man 1 knock on the door, then break in like itís second nature*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 07:32 *it takes 15 minutes for Cian and his mother to be found*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 07:34 [My replies will be slower.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 07:40 (Ok.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.28 07:42 *can hear the men talking outside* *suddenly, the back doors slam shut* *whether itís the last time heíll see Cian or not, heís not certain* *their vehicle rumbles off* *feels increasingly numb*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.28 07:42 *Cian and his mom are herded into the back of their truck* Cian... *offers a smile*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.28 07:43 *is still very quiet, but seeing Cian seems to comfort her a little bit*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.28 07:43 (I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.28 07:48 [Aw, bye!]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.29 04:14 [I'm here! My replies will be slow.] *looks very pale*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.29 04:14 *Cian's mom smiles a little back*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.29 04:15 *his mom is a small, elderly woman**she puts her arm around Cian**it's a bit odd-looking--a wide young man being supported by such a small woman*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.29 05:04 (Hey! So sorry Iím late!)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.29 05:05 *treads forward to help them* *however, the trick revvs rudely*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.29 05:11 [Hey! It's fine.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.29 05:24 *Mam waves her hand slightly at Emma, as if telling her to not bother/to go away*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.29 05:31 *makes her way back* *the truck jolts, so she falls before she can make it back to her seat*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.29 05:33 *once Cian and Mam officially board, the truck rumbles off* *says to them after a while* Did you guys make it out okay?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.29 05:58 Mam: *nods curtly**Cian remains silent; he seems a bit shell-shocked*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jun.29 06:03 [Sorry for the delay. I got distracted. XP]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.29 06:11 (Itís fine!) *nods and looks off* *doesnít say much else, only because sheís not in the mood, and sheís not sure sheís welcome to*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.29 06:12 *about an hour later, the truck arrives at a massive facility* *climbs out of the back* *it is raining* *squints and watches as many other trucks pull in* *there are a lot of people walking around and inside, but none of them look like Tom or Noah*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.29 06:13 *they are ushered inside* *grabs Nairneís hand*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.29 06:16 *the first thing they have to do upon arrival is wait in a huge line* *spends most of that time leaning against the wall with crossed arms, huffing impatiently*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.29 06:18 *as the line inches forward, she sees that there are dozens of screens set up - sort of like the ones at US customs* *when they get to the front of the line, she doesnít waste any time in going towards the next available screen* *doesnít know where Cian
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.29 06:18 Mam went, but sheís too preoccupied to care*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.29 06:21 *taps the screen aggressively to start a new session* *the first question it asks is whether or not she is part of a family unit* *says with finality* Iím putting us in as a family unit. I have no idea where Tom or Noah are, so...
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jun.29 06:22 *Emma asks her what her middle name is* *utters it quietly* *knows Tom and Noah are gone, but hearing it almost has a worse effect*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.29 06:24 *puts in Noah, Tom, and Diís address as their residence* *the screen then asks for each person to fill out a set of skills* *goes first*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.29 06:26 *is immediately overwhelmed* *the screen provides a checklist of various skills, mostly engineering, data collection, landscaping, plumbing, and healthcare* *is only able to
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.29 06:26 *mutters under her breath* I have a very particular set of skills...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.29 06:26 *chuckles to herself, hiding nervousness*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.29 06:27 mark off one measly checkbox - cooking* *is a little scared for Di*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jun.29 06:28 (I have to go now. Tomorrow I have my chemistry final, so wish me luck! Have a nice night!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.29 06:31 [Alright, see you! Good luck with the final--kick its butt!!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.29 08:06 [I believe in you!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jun.30 03:25 (Thank you!! I just wanted to let you know I wonít be online tonight. I think I got food poisoning, and have been sick most of the day. Iím starting to get better though, so I expect to be back tomorrow.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jun.30 04:43 [Oh no...that's awful. I hope you did well on your final and I hope you get better soon!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.1 04:27 [I unfortunately will be late tonight. I have some work to do.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.1 05:02 (Ok!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.1 06:01 [I'm finally here!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.1 06:16 [Sorry I'm so late.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.1 07:14 [Heck, I guess I missed you. Oh well; see you tomorrow!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.2 02:50 [I will be late again. My family wants to watch a movie and I have more studying to do afterwards.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.2 04:38 (Ok. I may not be online then because I have an appointment tomorrow. Iíll catch you around!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.2 04:49 [I'm here! Dang, alright. See you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.3 04:55 [I'm here!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.3 05:08 (Hey!)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.3 05:15 *gives Nairne a wry smile* Your turn.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.3 05:25 [Hi!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.3 05:27 *reads the skills carefully**chooses cooking as well as plumbing*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.3 05:34 *meanwhile, he and his brother have arrived at one of the screens* *starts typing stuff in* *after he submits their address, Emma, Di, and Nairne show up as a possible link to their ďfamily unitĒ* *lets out a gasp* Theyíre here!
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.3 05:36 We had better include them as our family.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.3 05:36 I think that's what they did with us.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.3 05:42 *nods* Yeah. *hits their names* Letís hope for the best... *sounds pretty optimistic*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.3 05:44 *enters his skills first, which he deems landscaping and gardening* *Noah has many more skills, most of which include things to do with computers and engineering*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.3 05:55 [Well, you called that before I had a chance to have Noah select tech things. XD]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.3 05:56 *he and Mam have put themselves in as a family unit, and on Cian's insistence they included Tom*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.3 05:56 [Would doing this make Tom's whole family unit show up?]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.3 05:59 (Well, no. It would probably say that heís part of another one, and his request would be denied.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.3 06:01 *the two are led into a large waiting room* *sits next to Noah* *takes a quick survey of the people sitting around, then looks up at a screen* *various shots of the citizensí efforts are shown with Elgarís Nimrod playing in the background*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.3 06:02 [Huh...so what happens to extended families that try to include each other but fail because of that?]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.3 06:09 (The system identifies based on shared addresses. Due to everyoneís different skills, itís not possible for extended family to be at the same place. Nuclear families have a better chance.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.3 06:11 *she, Nairne, and Di are led to a different waiting room by a woman wearing bland clothing* Woman: It seems like you have some brothers here. Emma: *nods* Yeah, we do. Where are they?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.3 06:12 Woman: *sort of dodges the question* Weíll try to keep you together, but some areas are more in need than others. *smiles as she ushers them through the door*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.3 06:12 *the woman says sheíll be back with their assignments soon* *nods and sits down*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.3 06:19 [Ah, I see.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.3 06:20 *like Emma, he sadly puts in only one skill--gardening*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.3 06:20 *Mam puts in gardening, cooking, and healthcare**they then go on their way*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.3 06:21 *sits down**her knee bounces rapidly*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.3 06:21 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.3 06:23 [Aw, goodbye!]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 04:32 (Iíve decided to throw a new character into the mix named Katia. Sheís tall, quite skinny, and has olive skin and brown eyes. Her hair is of a sandy brown color.)
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 04:33 (Katia lives with her dad in a suburb of London. Her mom walked out on her father long before she could remember her, and the two are very close to each other. Katia has no siblings.)
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 04:35 (Her dad works in one of the trades, possibly an electrical company. Having grown up with that, Katia is pretty interested in computers and engineering. Although sheíd like to study computers or engineering, sheís pretty content to stay with her father
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 04:35 and help with the electrical company.)
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 04:37 (As for her personality, Katia is quiet, awkward, and kind of nerdy. She tends to get along better with boys, feeling that girls donít understand her. Sheís been through a lot, but nothing is going to measure up to this. Sheís scared, and doesnít want to
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 04:37 be separated from her dad. Iím thinking Katia will be stationed with Noah, and maybe they can form a bond.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.4 04:45 [I'm here!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.4 04:51 [Ooo...I like Katia a lot so far. I'm interested in seeing how she gets along with Noah.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.4 04:52 [Considering how different Noah's skills are compared to the others, I was afraid of not having much to do with him since he'll most likely be separated from the others a lot.]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 04:59 (Hey!)
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 05:01 (Yeah, that was what I was thinking, especially if heís going to be doing computer work. We might be able to do some sort of subplot with the two.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.4 05:04 [Okie dokie.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 05:09 *the wait drags on* *loses hope any time someone enters the room with someone elseís assignment, yet he canít help but look up every time* *this time, they come for a girl around his age who is sitting across from them*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.4 05:11 *meanwhile, they are getting their assignments* *the woman giving them tells Emma that sheíll be making baked goods for some company that had inventory in London destroyed* Woman: Nairne and Diana, you will be planting and harvesting food that will be
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.4 05:11 passed on to stores and hospitals around London.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.4 05:14 *is struck by a pang of fear* Wait, are you separating us? What about our brothers? Woman: *looks regretful* We couldnít arrange for you to be with your brothers, unfortunately. But the factory and the farm are only a block away, and youíll be in the same
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.4 05:15 living quarters. Emma: *still looks stony* Okay.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.4 05:16 Woman: Youíll be leaving soon, so I just wanted to bring you to your departure gate. Emma: *gets up and follows* *as she does, she catches a familiar eye - Cianís* *didnít even know he was there*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 05:17 *has been told where sheís going, but sheís hardly paying attention* What about my dad? Whereís my dad? I havenít seen him since we were at the gate. *her eyes were filled with worry* Woman: Iím sorry, we couldnít- Katia: You said I could be with my dad!!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 05:18 *raises a hand to wave awkwardly, then lowers it**is very pale*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 05:20 *watches the scene unfold, getting lightheaded each second* *Katia is screaming, and they practically have to drag her out of the room* *gets flashbacks of the moment he had lost his own father* *also realizes that they have no problem splitting families
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 05:21 up, which isnít really helping at all* *feels faint* *mumbles to Noah* Do you know where thereís any water?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.4 05:22 *when they arrive at the departure gate, they are told that they wonít be leaving for another hour* *says to Nairne and Di* Iím just gonna go on a walk.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.4 05:25 *is staring at the ground, trying to shut everything out*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.4 05:25 *glances at Tom* What?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.4 05:26 *nods**puts a hand on Di's shoulder and guides her to a place where they sit down*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.4 05:41 *is extremely tired* *falls asleep on Nairneís lap*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 05:42 *is about to say something when a man walks in the room* Man: Thomas and Noah? Tom: *raises a hand*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 05:43 Man: *smiles* Brilliant. Iím here with your assignments. *taps on a screen* Youíll both be in central London, but at two different locations.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 05:45 *is going to be restoring one of the parks in London* *Noah, on the other hand, is going to be a data assistant, tracking and recording the whereabouts of citizens regarding their assignments*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 05:47 Man: Youíll be going to different departure rooms. Thomas, youíre first. *walks them down a hall* Tom: *his throat is dry* *says quietly* Okay.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 05:49 *is at the door sooner than heíd like to be* *looks at Noah with eyes full of fear, yet he doesnít know what to say* *stammers* Will I- will I be able to reach my brother?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.4 05:50 *remains quiet, his gaze still fixed on the floor**can't get Katia's screams out of his head*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 05:51 Man: Yes. Ask your assignment officer when you arrive. And if all else fails, weíll have you home in three weeks.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 05:55 *canít force himself to speak; heís in shock* *glances at Noah* *sounds strained* Iíll see you soon, okay?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.4 05:59 *nods slightly, glancing at Tom as well* See you soon.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 06:04 *walks into the room and sits down* *puts his arms on his knees and hangs his head, letting reality sink in*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.4 06:05 Man: Alright, Noah, weíre just around this corner....
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.4 06:12 *is taking a long walk around the place* *turns a corner, looking sullen* *happens to look up, and does a double take* Noah!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.4 06:12 Oh my god, Noah! *practically runs at him* *the man seems taken aback*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.4 06:12 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow! Have a happy 4th!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.4 06:18 [See you! Happy 4th of July to you too!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.4 06:55 Oh--
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.4 06:55 Emma...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.5 04:15 (Hey, sorry for the late notice, but I donít think Iíll be able to be online tonight. I have to finish up my audition tomorrow morning; also, our AC is out (itís in the high 90s), and Iím really lethargic. I hope you had a great holiday, and Iíll see you
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.5 04:15 soon!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.5 04:47 [I'm here! Sorry I'm a bit late; people in the surrounding area are shooting off fireworks and I went out onto our front yard to watch.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.5 04:47 [Dang it...good luck with your audition, and as someone who has had their AC fail in the middle of summer too I can relate. XP That really sucks and I hope it gets fixed soon. See you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.6 04:09 [I'm here! My replies will be a bit slow.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.6 04:12 (Hey! Thank you! So, I was watching TV, and I just saw the craziest commercial yet. Behold, Trumpy Bear: ht tps://images.app.goo.gl/M8fDeWL9vC52JQwb8
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.6 04:14 Noah! *is breathless* Whatís been going on? *notices heís alone* Whereís Tom?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.6 04:48 [Hi!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.6 04:48 [X'D OH MY GOD]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.6 04:49 [I can't decide whether I love it or hate it more. XD]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.6 04:50 On a walk...
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.6 04:50 What happened to you guys?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.6 04:50 (Hahaha, saaammmme. The hair REALLY added the finishing touch. I literally laughed out loud when I saw that.)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.6 04:56 [Absolutely. XD]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.6 04:56 [The hair is fabulous, and NOT a toupee!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.6 04:59 Weíve been placed. I donít know where exactly, but weíre not getting split up. Iím supposed to be making bread or something, and Nairne and Di will be harvesting crops.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.6 05:01 (Yes! The Trumpy Bear testimonials were also hilarious, and came from mostly burly-looking guys. One officer was like, ďwhenever Iím on duty, I know Trumpy Bear is always by my sideĒ.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.6 05:02 Where are you going? Where is Tom?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.6 05:05 [X'D]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.6 05:05 [I need to see that commercial.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.6 05:10 (Itís apparently a few years old, but this is the first time Iíve seen it. I think this is the commercial: ht tps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i9qv8RSreIM
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.6 05:27 [X'D]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.6 05:28 [I lowkey want it now. XD]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.6 05:29 (I honestly wasnít expecting that, haha. Thereís something remarkable about Trumpy Bear though, and I canít place my finger on it.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.6 05:54 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.6 06:04 [Indeed there is. Also I'm sorry I disappeared; I got distracted. XP]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.7 04:55 [I'm here!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.7 07:12 [Guess you're not here. See you soon!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.8 03:01 [I'll be about an hour late.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 04:19 (Okay. Iím sorry I wasnít on last night. I was unable to make it, and I forgot to post on here.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.8 05:09 [I'm on!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.8 05:10 [That's alright. It happens.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 05:14 (Hey!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.8 05:24 [Hi! How are you?]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.8 05:24 [Also how did your class go overall?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 05:26 (Fine, you? I managed to scrape by, so Iím pretty relieved by that!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.8 05:35 [Good! Class has started and so far it's been alright. The two weeks or so of study I did beforehand are really paying off, but I still need to put in a lot of work in each day since it's quintuple speed.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.8 05:35 *work each
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 05:48 (Thatís good! Glad to hear you were able to prepare. Hopefully the speed of the class isnít too bad.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.8 05:51 [It'd definitely be horrifying if I hadn't prepared. XD XP But so far it's not as bad as I expected.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 06:01 (Good, good!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.8 06:05 [RPing?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 06:16 (Sure! Sorry for the delay in response.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.8 06:19 [It's fine!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 06:19 Tom went on a walk...
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 06:20 We're both being sent to central London but will work in different places.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 06:20 What about you all? What about Di?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 06:22 *Noah tells her that he and Tom have been placed in Central London* *where Tom is exactly, heís not sure* *bites her lip in thought* *looks concerned*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 06:22 (Oops, just disregard all of that.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 06:23 *shakes her head a little, staring at the floor* I donít know where weíre going. *pauses* Di is fine. Sheíll be with Nairne. Weíll be in the same house.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 06:23 *looks around, which is what she does when sheís thinking* *gives the escort guy a hard look in the process; he gets the memo and ambles off*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 06:25 *keeps her voice down* Thereís no way theyíll let you out. Youíre at the center of it all. *pauses* The waiting room we were in was massive. I donít really know if theyíd need us...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 06:26 *looks up at him* *whispers* Weíll leave and come back for you. Iíll... Iíll make sure of it. Where did they put you again?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 06:28 *says quietly* Don't worry about me. I can take care of myself. Just make sure Di gets out of this and I'll worry about Tom.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 06:28 And make sure to get yourself out as well.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 06:39 Iíll get us out, but Iím getting you out, too. They wonít let you go unnoticed.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 06:39 You're risking too much. Look, I'll be able to take care of myself just fine.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 06:40 There's no need. Just make sure to take care of Di and yourself. That's all I want.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 06:40 If anyone will be in a position to get me out, it's me.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 06:40 *keeps his voice especially low when saying this, and "scratches his nose" to cover his mouth(
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 06:41 **
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 06:41 *glances quickly towards a camera*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 06:44 *nods, accepting that* Okay, okay. *stays silent* I have to go now. Iíll see you soon.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 06:45 *looks down the hall, her arms crossed* *then turns to Noah and hugs him*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 06:46 *his eyes are wide**hesitates, then hugs her back rather stiffly*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 06:53 *mutters again* Iíll see you. *walks down the hall, turning back once*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 06:55 Man: *strides over to Noah with a smile* Are you ready? Letís go. *takes him to his departure gate* *it is pretty small, and Katia is among the few sitting inside*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 06:56 *watches her go, not knowing what to say*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 06:56 *turns and goes to the departure gate with the man, not looking at him*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 07:03 Man: Youíll be leaving in 20 minutes. Good luck. *gives him a final smile before heading off*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.8 07:05 *is meanwhile leaving for London* *follows a guy in a group who canít be much older than he is* *judging by the looks of him - lanky, red hair, and freckles - he could be from the country* *makes a mental connection with him for that*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 07:07 *she, Nairne, and Di are also leaving* *Nairne has to shake Di awake* *glances at Nairne, almost as a way to check in on her, before they board*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.8 07:07 *glances at Katia and sits down*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.8 07:07 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.8 07:08 *doesn't look back at Emma**is mostly focused on Di*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.8 07:08 [See you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.9 04:49 [I'm here!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.9 05:01 (Hey! I know this is extremely last minute, but I wonít be able to be online tonight. I hope to see you tomorrow! Have a nice night!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.9 05:05 [Alright. See you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.10 02:39 [I'll be a bit late tonight. My family wants to watch a movie and I have work to do after that.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.10 04:41 (Hey! Okay.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.10 05:42 [I'm finally here!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.10 05:49 (Hi!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.10 05:54 [Hey! How are you?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.10 05:58 (Good, how are you?)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.10 06:00 [Tired. XD XP]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.10 06:00 [Frustrated, but pulling through.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.10 06:08 (Yeah, that sounds like the grind alright. Hopefully youíll have a bit of a break this weekend.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.10 06:12 [Hopefully. But I doubt I'll really have any breaks until this is over.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.10 06:12 [I have to keep working a lot every day to keep up.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.10 06:22 *keeps his eyes on his feet*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.10 06:28 (Yeah, that sounds a lot like chemistry. I think yours may be more intense, though.)
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.10 06:33 *looks really green* *suddenly vomits all over her tie-dyed shirt*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.10 06:34 [Maybe, maybe not. I've never taken chemistry, so I honestly wouldn't know how discrete math and chemistry compare in difficulty.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.10 06:34 [brb]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.10 06:36 *winces*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.10 06:36 *isn't sure what to do or say*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.10 06:39 *almost everyone stares* *just dabs at her mouth, kind of shaking* *is trying to keep it together*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.10 06:41 *it is a little while later* *just as Emma,Di,Nairne, and Noah are leaving the checkpoint, he is reaching his final destination* *watches as dozens of medical tents pass by* *knew the poverty level in London was bad, but not that bad* *then he realizes
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.10 06:41 *hesitates, then takes a couple tissues out of his pocket and holds them towards her*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.10 06:41 *did that before the time skip*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.10 06:42 that they were probably set up for victims of the attack* *also realizes heís in the heart of London when the Victoria and Albert Museum whizzes by* *says to a guy next to him* Werenít they gonna put us in Hyde Park?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.10 06:44 Guy: *says unenthusiastically* By the looks of it, weíre going to Green Park. Tom: *sits back* *marvels to himself about the chances of that happening, being so close to the palaces*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.10 06:45 *even though she doesnít see Noah after boarding, she isnít likely to forget his face after that*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.10 06:46 *their drive takes a little bit longer - almost three hours* *get a few glimpses of the sea* *knows that canít be a good sign*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.10 06:47 *the truck pulls into a suburban development at dusk* *one by one, passengers are dropped off at a house* *gulps when someone calls their names* *stumbles out of the back*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.10 06:55 *mutters* Whereís the farmland? Shouldnít I be making bread or something? *lets out a dry laugh*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.10 06:55 *is holding onto Nairneís hand as tightly as ever*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.10 06:56 *a woman with short gray hair answers the door of a basic two-story* *she smiles warmly, and has a motherly look about her* Welcome to our home. Weíre so glad to have you.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.10 06:58 *they are invited in* *the house is so clean, itís as if nobody lives there* *the woman leads them upstairs to a bedroom - a boyís bedroom* *it also looks as if it hasnít been lived in, though there are posters and things*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.10 06:59 Woman: This is where youíll be sleeping. Itís my sonís room. Heís not here, but heís... very particular about his things.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.10 06:59 Woman: *pats a stack of folded blue fabric and smiles* These are your work uniforms.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.10 07:00 (I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow! Good luck with everything!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.10 07:16 [Aw, bye!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.10 07:16 [Thanks! I'll do my best.]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.11 04:05 (Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I wonít be online tonight. It might be a challenge for me to be online this weekend, though I might be online periodically. Iíll try to see you tomorrow! Once again, good luck with all that studying!(
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.11 04:42 [Alright. Hopefully you'll have more time to RP soon!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.12 02:55 [I will be late tonight.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.12 05:18 (Hey! Okay.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.12 05:37 [I'm here! Sorry for the delay. Our Internet was inexplicably out for most of today, so we were running behind on things.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.12 05:46 (Hey! Glad to hear you got it back. Hopefully that didnít affect your class too much.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.12 05:54 [Hey! Thankfully I've gotten far enough ahead already that it didn't really affect too much.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.12 05:55 [I could've used a day off anyway. I was starting to feel burned out.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.12 05:56 [If this happens repeatedly, though, then it'll start to take a toll.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.12 06:02 (Yeah, I think thatís a good call. As tempting as it is to keep pushing forward, a break is a good idea. Also, I can relate sort of. For whatever reason, the power lines by my house go out pretty easily, then it takes forever for the power to return. That
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.12 06:03 happened recently, and it put off about a dayís worth of work.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.12 06:10 [Aw geez, that really sucks. XP]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.12 06:12 (Yeah, itís definitely very frustrating when it happens.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.12 06:25 Emma: *looks at the uniforms, then at their hostess* Woman: *smiles* Weíll be downstairs if you need anything. *slowly closes the door*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.12 06:26 *sits on the edge of the bed* *doesnít even know what to say*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.12 06:31 *stands up after a moment of contemplation* You two can have the best. Iíll take the floor. *tosses a blanket and pillow to the floor*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:33 *has meanwhile been put right to work* *is donning a blue jumpsuit like the ones Emma, Di, and Nairne were given* *canít believe how terrible the park looks* *entire patches of grass have been ripped off* *the facade of Buckingham Palace is blackened*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.12 06:34 [Do you have some sort of backups for when the power goes out? E.g. battery packs, phones with data plans, etc.?]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.12 06:34 Not on my watch.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.12 06:35 I'll take the floor.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:35 *is receiving instruction in a large group about how they plan to sow the grass seeds and remove the fallen trees* *isnít really listening* *can only think about how he wants to go home, and how he needs to get to Noah* *reasons he canít be too far*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.12 06:35 [Where's Noah and Cian?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.12 06:35 *]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:35 *doesnít even know that Cian is in the same crowd somewhere*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:36 (Iíll get to Noah shortly.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:37 (We do have phones with data plans, but thatís about it. )
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.12 06:37 *scowls at Nairne, but knows she canít argue* *Nairne will put up a strong fight*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:40 *after that, the day is done, and the group of gardeners head to the National Gallery to lodge* *upon entrance, he sees that almost every square inch of the place has a cot* *takes one on the ground floor*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.12 06:41 [Ah, okay.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.12 06:42 And if you're that in love with dust mites in the carpet we can sleep on the floor in shifts.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:43 *has been scared all day and messing up all day*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:43 *is about to get under his blanket, but he canít help but feel awkward* *a guy next to him gives him a funny look* *is suddenly very untired* *realizes now would be the perfect time to ask the head of his department about Noah*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:44 *goes to pick a cot with Mam*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:44 *to add insult to injury, Cianís probably gotten his fair share of getting yelled at*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:44 *spots Tom* Hey--hey Mam, there's Tom!!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:44 Mam: *looks up* Where?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:45 *points* Right over there! Let's go!!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:45 *starts hurrying over* I think I see empty cots there too, Mam!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:46 TOM!! *waves*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:46 *is inching around the cots, asking anyone who looks official where he can find the head of department* *out of the corner of his eye, he notices two figures rushes towards him* *turns and frowns* *then his eyes light up*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:47 CIAN!! *waves joyfully* BLOODY- *is running towards them* *almost trips over a cot, but heís so relieved to see his best friend, he doesnít even care*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 06:48 Cian, mate! *grabs him by the shoulders, then hugs him* How the bloody h**l is it that I see you here? *is grinning ear to ear and sounding ecstatic*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.12 06:51 Fine. That sounds like a deal. *pauses* I guess weíll probably be getting up pretty early, so... *climbs into bed*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.12 06:51 *is already in bed* *sleeps with her backpack*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 07:06 *grabs him tightly by the shoulders* Gardeners stick together, that's how!!
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 07:06 How have you been?!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.12 07:07 Agreed. G'night!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.12 07:07 *settles down on the floor with a couple blankets and a pillow*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 07:12 *lets out a sigh and laughs* Iím absolutely knackered. *glances from Cian to Mam* You both made it okay? Where are you stationed? Green Park or St. Jamesí?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 07:29 St. James'. Where were you?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 07:30 [Oh wait, would it be better for them to be stationed at Green Park so they can interact with Tom?]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 07:31 (Hmm. Maybe, but at the same time, the two parks are pretty close to each other. Theyíd probably be able to interact during breaks or at the end of the day.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 07:33 Iím at Green Park.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 07:38 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 07:39 [Aw, bye!]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.12 07:39 [Also alrighty. They can be at St. James then.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.13 04:39 [I'm here!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.13 05:00 (Hi!)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.13 05:02 Theyíre close enough to each other. Weíll be able to meet up, Iím sure. Where are you sleeping in here?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.13 05:48 [Hey!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.13 05:48 [Sorry about the late reply. XP]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.13 05:57 (Itís fine! I apologize myself, because I have to go now. Iíll catch you tomorrow, hopefully!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.13 06:03 [Dang it, see you!]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.13 06:04 Where are you sleeping?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.13 06:04 We haven't decided yet. If there's room where you are, we'll join you!
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.14 04:09 (Just wanted to let you know I will probably be late tonight!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.14 04:30 [I'm here! Okay.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.14 06:54 [I guess you didn't make it. See you tomorrow!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.15 04:52 [I'm here!]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 05:27 (Hey! Sorry Iím late, and Iím so sorry I was unable to make it last night like I said I was going to. )
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.15 05:34 [Hey! It's fine. Also our A/C died.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 05:42 (Well, Iíll be darned. I hope youíre staying cool, and not going too insane from the heat.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.15 05:52 [We have spare rooms attached to our garage with window air conditioners, but we have yet to fully set things up there. XP]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 05:54 (Yeah, it can be a pain. We have a basement, so I just slept down there for most of the time.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 05:58 *says to Cian* Most of the places near me were full. We can relocate.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.15 06:12 [Good thinking since heat goes up. We don't have a basement, unfortunately.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.15 06:12 [Also our house was designed by idiots so it's an oven.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:13 Okay! Mam saw some places that weren't so full over there. *points*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:14 (Ugh. Iím sorry to hear that, and I understand completely.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:16 *they go to a gallery and claim some places to sleep* *he and Cian talk late into the night* *tells him about how he was going to ask the head of the department about contacting Noah before they showed up*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:18 [Thanks for the support. I hope our A/C gets fixed soon. XP]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:19 Are you sure you wanna do that?
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:19 The leaders here are kinda scary...
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:22 They said I could. I donít see why not.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:24 I mean... Iíve never had much of a connection with my brother. *looks down, twisting the corner of the blanket around* Even before Dad, things were weird. There was something about being there with him, though, that seemed sort of different.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:27 Weíve been (BLEEP)s to each other for a long time, and I think now I need to reach out, prove that Iím not.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:29 ...Good luck.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:29 Try not to get yelled at.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:31 *looks up and smirks* Thanks for the encouragement, mate. Iíll try not to.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:33 *as for Noah? Heís arriving in Victoria Station* *the arrival is chaotic, with the various groups of people in his department being split up according to a platform number*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:34 *Noah goes to a rather small group, which is led by a younger guy who introduces himself as Liam* *Liam is tall, ginger, and has sort of this snarl on his face, with bad teeth to boot*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:35 Liam: Youíre here for data tracking? Whatís your name?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:39 (I have to go now. I may or may not be online tomorrow, and Iíll try to notify you if not. Hang in there with the heat!)
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.15 06:54 [Alright, see you! Thanks! I hope you make it!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.15 06:54 Noah [Insert Last Name Here Because I Can't Remember XD XP].
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.16 05:13 [I'm here!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.16 06:26 [Guess you didn't make it. See you tomorrow!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.17 03:08 [I will be very late tonight.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.17 04:20 (Yeah, I apologize for that. Thank you for letting me know!)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.17 05:53 (Hey, I might have to go now. Iím sorry I missed you, and hope to see you soon!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.17 06:34 [*runs in screaming in the language of burnout*]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.17 06:34 [Dang it, sorry I missed you. XP I had a whole lot of schoolwork to do.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.18 05:09 [I'm here! If I have more typos than usual it's because I'm wearing disposable gloves. My fingers (particularly the tips) got extremely itchy all of a sudden. We've treated it in various ways and it's gotten somewhat better, but in case it was poison ivy
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.18 05:09 or poison oak I'm wearing gloves.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 05:31 (Hey! Okay. I may not be on for long.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 05:33 Liam: Great, nice to meet ya. *doesnít sound sincere* Hereís the first thing youíll learn about your new job. *motions for Noah to hand over his wrist* *then stamps on a tattoo of numbers*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.18 05:35 [Hey! Alright.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.18 05:35 What's that?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 05:40 Liam: Tracking number. Weíre gonna need to know where everyoneís going and what theyíre doing, donít we, mate?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.18 05:41 Ah.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 05:44 *laughs a little* Alright, everyone get in the back. Weíre heading out.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 05:46 *the group gets in the back, and they drive to a tall building that was likely an office complex* *Noah is split up from the rest, and guided to a dark room with screens all around*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 05:47 *is standing at the back of the room, arms crossed, looking idle* *thereís a group of young guys - maybe a little older than Noah - huddled around the screens, laughing at something inappropriate*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.18 05:47 *looks around carefully, keeping a stoic facade*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 05:50 *glances at Noah from the darkness* *initially thinks he could be ďone of the guysĒ, but thereís a flicker of recognition* *suddenly remembers him as the one who gave her tissues*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.18 05:51 *walks along, casually looking over the screens*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 05:55 Guy 1: *sees Noah looking around* Who are you?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.18 05:55 Most call me Noah.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.18 05:55 Who are you?
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 06:02 Guy 1: *pushes away from his desk on a spinning chair* *sort of mocks Noah* Most call me Caleb. Those two are Oliver and Theo.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.18 06:03 Nice to meet you.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 06:03 Caleb: *nods in his direction curtly* So did they send you here?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.18 06:08 Mmhmm.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.18 06:10 What do we do here, exactly?
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 06:12 Well, youíre just gonna watch us analyze the data - that is, make sure everyone in their department is supposed to be where theyíre supposed to be - until you can learn for yourself.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 06:12 *one of the others cheekily murmurs ďwatch and learnĒ with a snicker*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 06:12 *Caleb said that.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 06:13 Caleb: Youíll be back there with Katie. Katia: *mutters her correct name*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 06:13 Caleb: Yeah, whatever. Happy watching and learning.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.18 06:13 Mmmhmm...
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.18 06:14 And when something goes wrong and someone isn't where they're supposed to be, what do you recommend I do?
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 06:19 Caleb: Youíll call and let the head of department know, and theyíll get in contact with the other head of department and put them in their place. We donít worry about that part, though.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.18 06:22 Alright. What's the head of department's number?
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.18 06:22 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow! Have a nice night, and hopefully the poison ivy/oak goes away!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.18 06:24 [See you! Thanks; I definitely hope it goes away too!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.19 04:58 [I'm here!]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.19 05:01 (Hey! My replies might be slow. How are things? Did you ever get your AC back?)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.19 05:03 [Whatever it was, it went away. It may have actually been a latex allergy (I was picking figs yesterday).
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.19 05:03 *]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.19 05:04 [By "it" I mean what was making me itch.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.19 05:04 [Or it still could've been poison ivy. We really don't know.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.19 05:04 [Also my dad managed to resuscitate the AC, but we only have it on for limited hours and it's basically on its last legs.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.19 05:08 [Also my replies will be kinda slow too. I'm doing homework.]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.19 05:35 (Aw man, Iím sorry to hear about the AC. But Iím glad the flare-up wasnít poison ivy.)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.19 05:41 [I don't know if it was or wasn't poison ivy.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.19 05:41 [It could've been poison ivy, poison oak, latex allergy, or some mystery thing (my dog has wounds on her front paws which are almost completely healed, but it was probably a bad idea for me to handle her paws yesterday).]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.19 05:42 [If it was poison ivy I likely got it from petting my dog or something.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.19 05:42 [I guess if I picked more figs and it happened again we'd know if it's latex allergy, but I'm not so keen on experimenting like that. XP]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.19 05:52 (Yeah, itís best to just monitor it and let it run its course.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 05:53 -THE NEXT DAY-
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 05:54 *is woken up by the light shining in her face* *squints, rolls over, and groans* *doesnít know how early it is, but it must be pretty early because the light is on*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 05:56 *groans*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 05:56 Mother[BLE-
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 05:57 *falls back asleep briefly, but wakes right back up* *opens her eyes a little to see Di totally asleep*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 06:02 *drags herself out of bed and slowly pulls on her jumpsuit* *trudges to the bathroom across the hall* *looks at herself in the mirror* *her hair is disheveled, the jumpsuit is baggy, and she looks more or less like a zombie* *decides she looks pretty
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 06:02 ugly, but thereís not a lot of time to reflect on that*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 06:03 *goes back to the shared bedroom and sits on the edge of the bed* Did she say breakfast was downstairs?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 06:11 *has her face in a pillow* I dmnnom...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 06:18 *looks at Nairne, then at Di* *both of them are sleeping* *in a normal world, it wouldíve been the other way around* Guys... *goes over to Di and tries to nudge her awake*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 06:23 [Nairne isn't asleep. XD XP]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 06:23 *groans* Whaaat?!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 06:27 We need to get up!
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.19 06:27 *sits up and rubs her eyes* *looks totally groggy*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 06:29 Here. Hereís your outfit. *hands the smallest jumpsuit to Di* *tosses the other one onto the floor next to Nairne*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.19 06:30 *canít really figure it out, so she has to have Emma help her*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 06:42 *groans and rolls off of the bed, letting out a loud "UFFF"*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 06:42 *sits up, rubs her eyes, and puts on her jumpsuit*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 06:44 [Mind if I send you a music recommendation? :D]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.19 06:47 (Go ahead!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 06:48 [Here you go: https://youtu.be/Sy2wkAdCAkg ]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 06:49 *the three make their way downstairs, where a breakfast of eggs, plain toast, and orange juice is waiting* *digs in, but after a bite, sheís barely able to hold it down upon realizing the eggs are powdered*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 06:49 [The 2nd movement of this is easily my favorite part. I like his 2nd piano quintet more, but the 2nd movement of this is so beautiful that it has almost made me cry.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 06:55 (Oh yeah, Iíve heard that one! Itís great! Iím pretty sure I have a recording of it!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 06:56 [Awesome!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 06:57 (I would agree. Itís very bittersweet. The Finale is probably my favorite movement; it has so much energy.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 06:58 [Yeah! The 3rd movement is my 2nd favorite part.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 06:58 [Unfortunately the 1st movement seems a bit weak, but it's definitely nice too.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 06:58 (I donít have some of this on my gigantic classical music playlist (which Iím trying to expand), so thanks for reminding me to get it on there in a way, haha.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 06:58 [It's early Dvorak, though. He was still learning.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 06:59 [You're welcome. XD ^.^]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 07:04 (Yeah, I guess compared to his other quintets, itís a bit dry. But you make a point.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.19 07:17 *is the only one who doesnít seem to notice*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 07:18 *shortly after breakfast, the same truck that brought them there arrives to take them to ďworkĒ* Woman: *smiles* Have a nice day.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 07:19 *looks/feels constipated*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 07:21 *they get in the back of the truck, greeted by the sight of other people sitting there too* *is reminded of a school bus, but a slightly more sinister one*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 07:23 *the truck jerks forward, then rumbles to life* *sits back and tries to keep her breakfast down* *in an effort to calm her nerves, she rearranges Diís messy ponytail into a braid*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.19 07:24 *looks complacent enough, but sheís understandably nervous and uncertain about whatís going on*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.19 07:25 *the truck drops Nairne and Di off first* *is slammed by the reality that sheís truly alone now* *is shaking a little* Iíll see you guys later.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.19 07:27 *grabs onto Nairneís hand* *turns back and gives Emma a small smile*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.19 07:30 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.19 07:35 [Aw, bye!]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 02:36 (Just wanted to let you know that I might be late/not online tonight.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 04:57 [I'm here! Alright. Sorry I'm late; I was watching the Blues Brothers. :D]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 04:58 [It was very nostalgic for my dad, I think. He's from Chicago and has stories from his life concerning tons of places shown in the movie.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 05:12 [My dad ate at the Dill Pickle (which appeared in several shots in the movie) with his dad/my grandpa. He also played in a chess club not far from the transient hotel Jake and Elwood lived in. The train passed right by it there too; the chess pieces would
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 05:12 shake.]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 05:43 (Hey! Iím finally here!)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 05:45 (Awesome! And thatís so cool that your dad has been around some of the places in the film!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 05:46 [Hey!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 05:46 [Yeah, he spent a lot of his life basically in and around a lot of the places shown in the film.]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 05:57 (Thatís super cool!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 06:07 [Yeah! :D]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 06:07 [RPing?]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 06:11 (Sure!)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 06:12 *she and Nairne are dropped off at a field as far as the eye can see* *at the edge of the field are a couple of massive greenhouses* *takes it all in, holding Nairneís hand tightly*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 06:13 Well...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 06:13 Let's get to it, I guess.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.20 06:13 *wonders what she got herself into as the truck carries her off to the kitchens nearby*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 06:15 *she and Nairne are ushered into a group* *is waiting for instruction when a jumpsuit-clad man approaches them*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 06:16 Man: *has a Cockney accent* Iíll be needing to take the little one.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 06:16 *turns around, looking up at Nairne with wide, imploring eyes*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 06:19 Why?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 06:20 Man: Iím going to need to place her somewhere else. Di: *her wide eyes are now watering* *is almost whimpering*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 06:24 Why?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 06:24 She's a well-behaved kid.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 06:26 Man: Thatís not the problem.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 06:31 *is shaking her head fiercely now*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 06:40 Then what is the problem?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 06:42 Man: *canít help but sympathize for Di - sheís so desperate to stay with Nairne* *on top of that, Nairne sounds a bit threatening* *looks defeated* Oh, alright. Come along now.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 06:43 *and thatís how Nairne ends up with a bunch of teenagers and little kids, with a couple of moms thrown into the mix* *looks happier now* *they stand in a line, receive the same number tattoo as Noah, and wait for instruction*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 06:44 *over at the greenhouse, crops are being raised at record speed and transplanted into the soil to meet the demands of the population* *it is their job to sort out the spoiled crops from the good ones*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 06:46 *she and Nairne are given a wheelbarrow to share, then begin sorting through a pile of crops* *plops down and picks out the decent potatoes, carrots, and lettuce*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 06:56 [I'm sorry, I got distracted.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 06:58 *helps teach Di which crops are good vs. which crops are bad*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 06:58 *pushes/pulls the wheelbarrow around since it's far too big and heavy for Di to handle*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 07:02 *it starts drizzling out* *follows Nairne to the drop-off area* *isnít saying much at all, but sheís glad that Nairne is there*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.20 07:03 *is meanwhile working away in the hot, stuffy kitchens* *has her hair in a bun, but somehow her hair is still sticking to her face*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.20 07:04 *has to pull the bread out of the oven* *has burned her hands way too many times at this point* *does it again* (BLEEP). *mutters* They should really hand out better mitts.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 07:04 *jokes a lot to try to keep Di in good spirits*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 07:05 [Ah, Emma has my curse: a few strands of hair that are too short to fit in any sort of ponytail or bun and wind up in your face no matter what you try and do.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.20 07:05 *a man at the cutting station nearby suddenly freezes* Man: *notes her American accent* What the h**l are you doing here?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.20 07:06 (Yep. I know that struggle well too, haha.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.20 07:07 *manages to laugh* *so do some of the other kids, who are quickly growing fond of Nairne*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.20 07:09 *spins around* *is totally taken aback once she realizes the man is talking to her* Man: *repeats himself* Emma: *frowns* *doesnít seem to have a comeback, and people are starting to look at her*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.20 07:10 *glances around at them defensively* *when she meets her eyes, she sees Noahís, and Tomís, and Diís, and even Nairneís*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.20 07:11 *finally says to the man* Because I chose to. *turns around and slams a pan into the oven* *the din of people returning to their tasks fills the place again*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.20 07:12 *remembers what Noah told her about leaving to find him* *day one isnít even in the books, and sheís already doubting her ability to honor that*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.20 07:12 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.20 07:35 [Aw, bye!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.21 05:20 [I'm here!]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.21 05:28 (Hey!)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.21 05:35 *at about 5pm, the day concludes* *walks with Nairne back to the jeep* *Nairne climbs in, but then she does something odd - she doesnít follow her inside*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.21 05:41 [Hi!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.21 05:41 *looks back at Di* Di, hop on in!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.21 05:41 ...Di?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.21 05:44 *just stands there, looking a bit scared* *an officer comes forward* Officer: Go ahead, go on in. *Di doesnít budge* Do you need help getting in, miss?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.21 05:45 *gives the officer a hard look* *speaks the first words sheís said in a while, with a shake of her head* No.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.21 05:53 Officer: *sounds a tad impatient* Come on, miss. Up you go. Di: *shakes her head, frowning* No.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.21 05:54 *the officer looks down at her imperatively, and that causes her lips to quiver* Iím not going because you... you took... my dogs away. *is talking quietly and sniffling*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.21 05:57 [Sorry for disappearing. I've been multitasking. I'm trying to wrap up schoolwork.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.21 06:06 *watches, trying not to let her emotion show**is proud of Di for standing up for herself*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.21 06:10 (Thatís okay!)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.21 06:11 *eventually gets in the back, but she makes it clear that she knows what theyíre doing isnít right*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.21 06:12 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow! Have a nice night!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.21 06:23 [Alright, goodnight!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.21 06:23 *pats Di on the back supportively*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.21 07:12 *says quietly* You were pure dead brilliant.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 04:08 *nods a little and smiles*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:00 [I'm here! Sorry I'm late.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:00 [Had some technological issues.]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 05:01 (Hey! Thatís fine!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:10 [I'm still here, just not sure what to do next.]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 05:20 (Sorry for disappearing! Iíll get to it.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 05:22 *the truck slowly drives over to the kitchens, where a surly-looking Emma boards* *they then return to the house for dinner, and for the night*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:24 [It's fine! I'm doing homework, anyway.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.22 05:24 *the woman greets them at the door with a smile* Woman: Weíre just getting ready for dinner. *pauses* Before you sit down... Iíd like you to please treat my house with respect. *nods at their mud-covered boots*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.22 05:25 *couldnít have asked for a warmer welcome* *the three of them do as theyíre asked* *treads over to the dining room, only just realizing that the carpet is covered in plastic wrap*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.22 05:29 *sits down for dinner, next to the husband* *notices he is wearing an officerís uniform* *the woman drops a tablet into a pitcher of water* *watches it with a frown as it sinks to the bottom, dissolving rapidly*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.22 05:29 Is the water not safe to drink? Woman: *has that same smile on her face* None of the water near London is that safe anymore.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 05:31 *the woman passes around plates of neatly arranged, canned/long-lasting foods: green beans, pasta, and a few slices of Spam-like meat*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:31 *mutters* It was safe in this d*** city?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 05:31 *the woman and her husband dig in* *didnít complain about the powdered eggs, but she canít stop staring at this*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 05:33 Husband: *gives Nairne a pointed look* Itís unsafe practically everywhere. The bombings contaminated the water supply.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.22 05:33 *picks up her fork and knife and forces herself to eat everything*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:38 *says "whoosh" quietly*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.22 05:39 (Hahaha) Husband: *puts down his fork* *has noticed Nairneís Scottish accent* Where are you from again?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:39 *doesn't have too much of a problem with the pasta and green beans, but getting the meat down without turning green turns out to be a challenge*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:39 Scotland, originally.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.22 05:48 Husband: *looks up at her* Moved here?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 05:49 *isnít eating a bite* *scrapes at her food with her fork*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:50 [Uh...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:50 *]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:50 [I can't remember how Nairne's family and Tom's family wound up living at Tom's house, sorry. XP]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:50 [How did that go again?]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:51 [Nvm, I'm dumb. XD XP]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:51 [All I had to do was read the RP's description at the top.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:52 No. Emma and I are stepsisters. Our mother's a buddy with her mother. *gestures towards Di*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 05:52 We just wound up living in England at a p*** poor time.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 05:58 *the husband and wife smile politely, but donít say anything more*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.22 05:59 *has nearly finished her dinner* *sees that Di has barely touched most of it* *gives her a look*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 05:59 *reluctantly starts cutting up the meat* *takes a slow bite, and then another one*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 06:00 -LATER-
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 06:01 *they are back in the shared bedroom* *Emma is rummaging around in the closet, and has decided to wear one of the boyís shirts - which has ďRomaĒ scrawled across it - to bed*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 06:01 *is sitting on the bed and sniffing*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 06:04 [Roma as in the movie?]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 06:05 *has gotten ready to sleep on the floor**notices Di* Oi...you alright?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 06:08 (As in the city, haha.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 06:08 *says in a wobbly way* I want Mummy...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.22 06:09 *has actually found that the guy is a bit of an apocalypse fiend, so sheís making some good finds* *has just discovered a map when she hears Di* *stops and listens*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 06:10 Do you think weíll ever see her again?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 06:12 [Ohh, okay.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 06:17 Sure we will.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 06:17 We'll get through this and we'll find your Mum, okay?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 06:20 *nods and sniffles* Okay.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.22 06:22 *turns away from the closet* Yeah, weíll get through this. Thereís three of us. Three is stronger than one, or even two. *smiles at Di -and Nairne, too*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 06:24 *hugs Di* We'll be okay.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.22 06:26 *hugs Nairne back* Okay.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.22 06:27 *says awkwardly* Weíre a team. *means it nonetheless*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.22 06:28 *is lying awake in bed later that night* *Di is fast asleep, and Nairne is snoring away* *thinks about how determined Nairne was about finding Molly, all the resources in the closet, and then of Noah* *wonders where he is, and what heís doing*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.22 06:28 *because she canít sleep, she sneaks out of bed* *grabs Diís pink backpack and slips out of the room*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.22 06:29 (Alright, I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.22 06:32 [Alright, see you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.23 07:04 [I'm here! Sorry I'm late; I was doing homework.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.23 07:17 (Hey! Thatís alright!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.23 07:23 [How are you?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.23 07:30 (Iím good, how are you?)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.23 07:31 [I'm doing fine. ^.^]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.23 07:42 (Great!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.23 07:48 [RPing? ^.^]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.23 07:48 [Also I'm glad you're doing well!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.23 07:50 *shifts ever so slightly when Emma opens/closes the door*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.23 07:50 (Sure!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.23 07:50 *opens her eyes a bit*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 07:51 -THE NEXT DAY-
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:00 *has been working all afternoon* *Green Park is in terrible shape, itís fairly hot out, and the smoke is still quite thick to the point that itís bothering his eyes*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:10 *after the day is done, he lies down underneath a rare tree* *watches workers chip away at the facade of Buckingham Palace until he canít keep his eyes open any longer*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.23 08:10 [I'm kinda curious as to what's been happening with Noah.]
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:10 *has gotten slightly less screamed at today, so he's got that going for him which is nice*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:14 (This section with Tom should be pretty brief.)
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:15 Guy: *stands over him* You alright, mate? Tom: *bolts awake* Yeah... yeah, thanks. *the guy helps him up* *stumbles to his feet and heads over to St. Jamesí to find Cian*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:19 [Alright.]
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:19 *tells Cian about his plan on their way back to their lodgings in the National Gallery* I know you think this is a bollocks move, but Iím going to ask them about Noah. I just need to know.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:22 Heís the only family Iíve got in this bloody city. I have no idea where Di is, or Emma and Nairne, and I was supposed to take responsibility of them...
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:26 ...Alright...um...who are you going to?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:30 Iíll see if I can get through to the head of our department.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:32 Okay.
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:32 ...You sure you...you want to go alone?
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:35 Yeah. Iíll be okay. Donít worry about me.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:36 *starts asking officers how he can get ahold of the head of department* *has to ask a lot of people, but he finally ends up getting his wish*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:38 Officer: I donít know how much this will help you, but itís the best we can do. *leads Tom down a dim gallery to the assistant head of departmentís office*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:39 *the assistant is sitting behind a large desk surrounded by monitors and officers* *comes forward slowly* Excuse me, sir. Iím part of the gardening and landscaping department, and I was told I could speak to my brother, who is in another department. I
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:40 was wondering if you could help me. Assistant: *gives Tom a once-over* Last name? *Tom states it* *types some things into his computer*
10>Cian (Neighbor), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:41 *winds up worrying a lot about Tom anyway*
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:42 Assistant: *swivels around and faces Tom, his expression dry* Iím afraid I canít help you at this time. *adds cryptically* But maybe your brother can, eventually. Have a nice night.
1>Tom (Citizen), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:43 *looks visibly crestfallen* *mutters* Thank you, sir. *turns away* *canít believe he wasted time doing that, although he had none to lose in the first place*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:43 -MEANWHILE-
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:45 *she and Noah have been observing for two days now* *hasnít actually talked to Noah, though* *for one thing, he doesnít look very open, and for another, sheís trying to absorb all she can*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:46 *once Caleb has deemed the two have gotten the hang of it, he allows them their own monitor* *itís still in the same room as Caleb and the others, but itís nice to be working independently*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:47 *logs on and gets to work* *canít ignore that Noah is sitting right next to her, and that they havenít spoken a word to each other* *says rather abruptly* Um, whatís your name?
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.23 08:48 (I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow! I might be late tomorrow night because I have a meeting for band, but it shouldnít be too late.)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.23 08:49 [Alright, see you!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.23 08:49 Uh...Noah.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.24 04:53 (Iím here!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.24 05:18 [Hi! Sorry I'm late, I had a long day.]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.24 05:26 (Hey! Thatís fine.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.24 05:32 [RPing?]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.24 05:38 (Sure! Sorry for the delay; I was reading something.)
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.24 05:39 *says awkwardly* Nice to meet you. Iím Katia. *smiles*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.24 05:41 [That's fine. I'm studying, so my replies will be a bit slow.]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.24 05:41 (Oh, I forgot to mention that Iíll have to leave early tonight.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.24 05:42 [Also I am irritated with Caleb. Computer scientists are supposed to be able to work in teams well; it's not a solo job. It seems like, with his style of running things, he'll do more to hinder his organization than to help/]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.24 05:42 *.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.24 05:42 [But perhaps that'll work well plot-wise.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.24 05:42 [Also alright.]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.24 05:46 (Yeah, itís sort of an ego problem honestly. One time I walked through the engineering building at my university just to see what was going on, and I saw students teaming up like their lives depended on it. It is sort of for the sake of plot, but I think
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.24 05:47 Caleb has a superiority complex. Heíd rather work with the other guys, viewing Noah and Katia as inferior.)
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.24 05:51 *looks at her screen* *little does she know that sheís monitoring the gardening section that Tom - Noahís brother - is part of* So where are you from?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.24 05:53 [Ah, I see. :P]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.24 05:54 [Yeah, people in technical fields can have flaming egos. And yeah, Caleb's ego could maybe be helpful to the plot--perhaps because of how he hasn't been running things in the best way possible, Noah will be able to do things he otherwise wouldn't have
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.24 05:54 been able to do.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.24 06:02 The countryside.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.24 06:02 You?
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.24 06:06 (Yep, my thoughts exactly.)
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.24 06:07 Buckinghamshire (a county northwest of London). Itís scenic out there, too. *pauses and smiles* If you live in the countryside, what brought you here? *gestures towards the monitors*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.24 06:14 Same people who brought you here, I suppose.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.24 06:25 *laughs* Yeah, but what got you interested in computers and things? Donít you live in 19th century cottages out there?
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.24 06:25 (Alright, I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow! Have a nice night!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.24 06:30 [Alright, see you! Have a nice night too!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.24 06:30 Well yeah, but nothing's truly in the 19th century with Internet access.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.25 04:07 [I'm here!]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 04:50 (Hey! Sorry Iím late.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.25 04:51 [Hey! It's alright.]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 04:58 *looks down and smiles* I guess youíre right about that.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 04:58 Do you go to school? University?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 05:04 I was just finishing it up, actually.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 05:15 *nods* Really.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 05:18 Yeah. I'm a computer science major. What about you?
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 05:20 *shrugs* I like computer science and engineering, but I donít know... I donít really want to go to university yet.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 05:21 My dadís an electrician, so Iíve grown up around that. I feel like maybe thatís what Iím meant to do - stay at home and help my dad. I donít mind. *sort of looks withdrawn*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 05:26 Well which do you like better?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 05:26 Computer science or electrical engineering?
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 05:47 (Sorry for the delay; I had to do something.)
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 05:48 *shrugs* I like electrical engineering, but I do know computers better.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 05:53 [It's alright.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 05:53 Why not do both if you like both?
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 05:59 I donít know. I guess I could, but I really think Iíd be happy learning my dadís trade.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 05:59 If that's what you'd be happier with then go for it.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 06:13 Yeah... *smiles distantly, then goes back to her screen for a while*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 06:13 *asks randomly* Did you come here with anyone?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 06:13 *glances at her, but doesn't make an effort to continue the conversation*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 06:16 *did that before she asked a question*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 06:17 Well...I have a brother, but we've been separated.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 06:17 I also have a sister and other family members...I'm alone here, though.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 06:26 *allows that to sink in* *says quietly* Yeah. So am I.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 06:26 It mustíve been hard being pulled away from your siblings like that and not knowing where they are. Iím sorry. *pauses* Itís just my dad and I, and I have no idea where he is.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 06:27 ...Well, we're here...
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 06:27 Maybe we can make sure they're okay.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 06:30 *nods* Yeah...
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 06:30 Caleb: *spins around* Is that your job?
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 06:40 *looks like a deer in the headlights* *glances at Noah* No.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 06:41 Caleb: Right. *turns around, calming down a bit* Rest assured, your family members are okay. So are mine. The more work you do, the sooner youíll be able to see them.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 06:42 *reluctantly goes back to staring at her screen* *gives Noah a look indicating that sheís very much considering his idea*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.25 06:42 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 07:08 [Aw, bye!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 07:08 *has gone silent**a tiny bit of anger can perhaps be seen in his eyes by Katia for a split second*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Jul.25 10:32 [BTW, if I disappear for several days it's because tropical storm/potential hurricane Hanna knocked my power/Internet out. XP]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.26 03:12 (Aw, okay! Hopefully everythingís okay!)
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Jul.26 03:13 (I will probably be late tonight.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.26 05:08 [Things are alright so far. It's actually much cooler out. Of course it's raining, but the rain isn't as bad as I expected.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.26 05:08 [Also that's alright; I'm late myself and I have more homework to do.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 05:36 (Hey! Okay, thatís good. )
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.26 05:55 [Hi! RPing?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:04 (Sure!)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:04 -A WEEK LATER-
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:06 *the week passes in mundane fashion - wake up, go to work, return home for dinner, sleep, rinse and repeat* *is getting totally restless* *the only thing keeping her sane are regular nighttime visits downstairs with Diís backpack*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:08 *the following day, she, Nairne, and Di are riding home in the truck when it suddenly rolls to a stop* *it stalls there for a bit* *peers out of the side like some of the other people and sees that some gruff-looking people are blocking the compound gate,
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:09 armed with weapons* *some officers come into view, wielding guns* *notices one of them is the husband back at their temporary home* *doesnít have time to react, because someone yells at them to get down*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:10 *crouches down under a seat as quickly as she can* *her heart is pounding*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.26 06:11 *is scared but outwardly calm* *stays close to Nairne and Emma*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:13 *a man in the truck hovers above everyone else* *wonders if he just didnít hear, or if heís crazy* *confirms the latter when he steps out of the truck*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.26 06:13 *gets down, putting her arm around Di*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.26 06:20 *stares up at the man who got out of the truck*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:20 *jumps when gunshots ring out* *notices the man doesnít even flinch* *some officers corner him, but he only resists by pushing against their guns*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:22 Officer: Get back into the truck. Man: No. *tries to push the officer* Officer: Get back, or I shoot! Man: No! I stand with the rebel cause!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:24 *the crack of a gunshot bursts through the air* *her vision is soon splattered by something red, hot, and sticky* *wipes her face, hands shaking* *looks over at Nairne and sees that her face was splattered with the manís blood* *there is some on Diís
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:24 jumpsuit, too*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:25 *looks back at the man* *blood is running out of his nose and mouth and onto the gravel street* *he convulses every few seconds* *is frozen in terror*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.26 06:27 *more gunshots are fired* *clings onto Nairne as the truck takes a wild turn, then tears forward* *briefly sees the rebel people advancing, shooting officers down by the second*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.26 06:28 *has tried to cover Di with her body as a shield when the guns went off*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:41 *when they make it back, they barely eat* *is too scared after what happened, especially since the husband was involved*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:42 *flies into their room and slams the door when Nairne and Di get inside* Weíre leaving. Tonight.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.26 06:58 But itís scary out there...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 06:58 *faces Di* Do you want to see your brothers, or not? *Di sort of sinks into herself*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.26 06:59 How?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.26 06:59 Haven't you seen the cameras?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 07:00 *goes around the bed and picks up Diís backpack* Iíve been collecting food the entire time, so we should be okay. I just forgot the water... weíll need that.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 07:01 If we leave in the dead of night, then weíll be able to outsmart them. Weíll stay out of their sights. But we canít stay here. Even the compound isnít safe anymore, and I donít trust these people.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 07:02 At least their son set us up for success. *pulls out a larger backpack that has some survival essentials, including a map and compass*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.26 07:04 ...Some cameras can see in the dark, ya know.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.26 07:04 You better have a heckin' good reason why this should work.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 07:04 *unfolds the map* Weíre right here. *points in between Southampton and Bristol* If we just follow along these roads- *traces the map* -then maybe we can get to London and find Tom and Noah. If that doesnít work, we can at least find another department.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 07:05 If we stick to the forest, they wonít be able to find us.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.26 07:05 (I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.26 07:08 [Aw, see you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.26 07:08 How far is the forest from here?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 04:21 [I'm here!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 05:03 (Hey! Sorry Iím late.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 05:14 Itís not far. Itís just outside of town.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 05:14 Weíll leave once everyone is asleep.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 05:18 [Hey! It's alright.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 05:20 (How are things out there? I heard the hurricane is supposed to be pretty bad.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 05:20 *hesitates, then puts her finger over her mouth*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 05:21 [Actually not bad. We've only really been hit by outer bands.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 05:21 [There's been plenty of rain, but we really needed it.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 05:21 [Other places like Port Aransas and whatnot aren't doing so well at all, though. XP]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 05:30 (Okay, thatís good. Not about the more affected regions of course, but that you and your family are safe.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 05:33 *mouths the word "Microphones"*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 05:33 [Yeah. Thanks for checking on us; I really appreciate it!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 05:42 (Yeah!)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.27 05:43 *rescues Emma* Are you serious? Weíre safer here!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 05:44 *looks at Di for a while* Yeah, no. Youíre right. *shakes her head* I donít know what I was thinking... we should go to bed.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 05:44 *climbs into bed* Itís gonna be a long day tomorrow.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 05:47 *falls asleep for a while* *wakes up suddenly after realizing they need to leave before dawn, or at least while itís still the dead of night* *looks out the window* *the sky is still black*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 05:47 Yep...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 05:48 [Also wait, Nairne wouldn't have let her fall asleep.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 05:48 *shakes Di awake* *slowly crawls out of bed to retrieve the backpacks*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 05:49 (Okay, maybe we can say that she fell asleep for a moment, but woke herself back up.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 05:49 *walks over to Nairne* *lets a backpack hover over her*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 05:54 *has written something down with a flashlight in hand**gives her the paper*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 05:54 *the writing says "It's now or never"*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 06:00 *nods* *turns around and makes her way to the door* *opens it very slowly, so that it doesnít make a sound*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 06:00 *takes the paper from Nairne and writes, ďwe need waterĒ*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 06:16 *leads them down to the basement very carefully* *this is where she has been going every night* *opens the food closet* *takes a few more cans of food just to be safe, then grabs three huge water bottles*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 06:17 *turns around to leave, but she runs into the husband* *nearly falls back* Husband: *says gruffly* What are we doing up out of bed?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 06:22 [Sorry, another friend is having a hard day and I got caught up talking to her.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 06:23 (Thatís okay!)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.27 06:23 *picks up a can of food and throws it at his face*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 06:26 Di--!!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 06:27 *realizes it's too late**grabs another can of food and charges at the husband, aiming to slam the can on his head*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 06:35 *the first can was enough to disorient the man, but Nairne ends up dealing the final blow*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 06:36 Come on! *grabs Di and pushes Nairne back upstairs* *hears the wife distantly asking, ďwhatís going on?Ē before wailing at the sight of her husband* *has no time to feel sorry*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 06:42 *yanks open the door and starts running* *it is raining out* *takes the lead* *cuts through an alleyway in town, taking them towards the forest*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.27 06:43 *is struggling to keep up, but she doesnít stop running*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 06:44 *tears through the forest, shoving branches aside* *looks over her shoulder for a split second, then runs a little faster* *finally slows down a little when they reach a huge tree* *ducks under its cavernous roots*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 06:57 *races after Emma, keeping one of her hands tightly around Di's*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 06:57 *has relied more on sound than sight to keep track of Emma, especially when Di slows her down*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 07:01 *says as quietly as she can* Letís take a break. I donít think anyone is following us.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.27 07:01 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 07:03 [See you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 07:04 *ducks down under the tree with Di*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.27 07:04 Ye...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 04:16 [I'm here!] *pants*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.28 04:20 (Hey!)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.28 04:20 Weíll just wait here.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.28 04:21 *wraps her arms around her knees and looks on miserably as the rain continues to fall* *eventually gets some sleep*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 04:27 [Hi!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 04:27 *finds it impossible to sleep, so she just tries to keep watch*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.28 04:34 *wakes up to the sunlight filtering through the trees* *her face and hair are damp from the rain* *ties her hair up in a low bun, gets up, and starts walking around*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.28 04:44 *comes up next to Emma* Good morning. Emma: *smiles* Hey. *goes back to looking around, leaving Di to do her own scouting*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.28 04:45 *finds a patch of blackberries* *picks them until her hands are cupped full of them* *returns to the tree* Iíve got breakfast.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 05:25 [Sorry for disappearing. XP]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 05:26 [My replies should be fast from here on out. Had some things to take care of.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 05:27 You sure those are safe?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.28 05:30 (Thatís fine!)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.28 05:31 *nods* Tom taught me.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.28 05:32 *figures Di will finish most of the berries* That wonít be enough. Here. *opens some canned fruit* *doles it out to the best of her ability*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 05:34 Thanks, Di. Thanks, Emma.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 05:42 I got some food
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 05:42 *food as well.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 05:42 Anyone need water?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.28 05:50 Yeah, thanks. *takes a generous swig - itís starting to get hot out*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.28 05:53 *says once theyíre finished* We should probably go. *pulls out the map* I want to try and get there in two days.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.28 05:53 *glances at Nairne, but doesnít question Emma*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 05:54 And once we get there...then what?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 05:54 I'm sure they'll be looking for us.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 05:54 We need something more than that. We need a plan.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.28 05:59 We can talk about it on the way. I donít want to stay here. *starts walking*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.28 05:59 Noah said he was working in data collection. Maybe we can find someone who can lead us there - or better yet, works there.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 06:03 How?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.28 06:05 *sneaks a water out of Nairneís backpack and drinks liberally*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.28 06:06 Itís London. Thereís tons of people in London, especially fixing things up. They probably have a directory or something.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.28 06:07 If weíre going to start anywhere, maybe we should try the Underground to be safe.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.28 06:07 *suddenly takes on an annoyed tone* I just want to get out of here, okay?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.28 06:08 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow! Have a nice night!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 06:08 Maybe.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 06:08 *said that before Emma sounded annoyed*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 06:08 [See you! Have a nice night too!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.28 06:09 I do too. And getting out of here usually entails not getting caught again.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.29 04:27 *turns around* If youíd like to go back, go ahead.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.29 04:29 I just [BLEEP]ing said not getting caught again is my ideal.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.29 04:29 Do I need to speak American for you?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.29 04:30 [Hi, unfortunately I gtg now. I have a lot of schoolwork that needs to be done. I won't be offline forever tonight, however; I'll try to get back ASAP. I don't know how long I'll be gone, but maybe it'll be an hour and a half? Hopefully I'll see you later
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.29 04:30 *!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.29 04:57 (Hey, sorry I missed you! I might not be online then, so Iíll see you soon!)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.29 04:57 *says angrily* Maybe.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.29 04:58 Can you please stop?!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.29 05:59 [*when you can't do your homework because a glitch has caused the homework page for the section of the book you just finished to display problems concerning the next section of the book*]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.29 06:39 Are we going to do something constructive and form a plan or not?!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.29 07:03 [Also crap, I'm sorry I missed you too. See you!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.30 04:15 (YES. The struggle has been real.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.30 04:16 I shared my ideas, and all you did was criticize me!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.30 04:16 *they are walking up a hill* *is getting sweaty, and even more annoyed because of that*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.30 05:20 (I have to get up early tomorrow, so unfortunately I have to leave now. Hopefully Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.30 05:26 [Crap, I just missed you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.30 05:27 [Sorry, I was doing homework... XP]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.30 05:27 [I should've warned you, but I got kind of immersed in it and forgot to post. Sorry.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.30 05:27 Where in the bloody h**l that is England are you going?!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.30 05:27 [See you tomorrow, hopefully!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.31 04:32 (Thatís okay!)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.31 04:32 Are you deaf? I said we should go to London!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.31 04:49 And how are we going to do that without getting caught?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.31 05:13 (Hey!)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.31 05:14 Weíre going through the forest, remember? *holds up the map*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.31 05:14 *says louder* Can you please stop?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.31 05:16 *sort of ignores Diís request* *sees that sheís drinking the water, and that reminds her that sheíd like some too* Give me that. *takes the water* *is about to take a swig, but then she realizes something else*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.31 05:17 (BLEEP). *scrambles around time grab the backpack* *shuffles through it*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.31 05:17 [Hi!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.31 05:18 What I mean is what the h**l are we going to do once we get there?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.31 05:18 Who the h**l says the Underground is safe?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.31 05:26 (BLEEP)! *throws the backpack down and starts digging through it more ferociously*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Jul.31 05:27 *watches Emma with a confused expression*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.31 05:29 [Sorry for disappearing. I'm working on the last homework assignment for my class.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.31 05:30 *sighs**takes off her backpack, opens it, and takes out a water bottle* Oi.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.31 05:38 *shakes her head, slowly standing up* No, thatís the last one. I forgot them. I forgot the (BLEEP)ING WATER TABLETS!
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.31 05:44 I donít know what the h*llís in the water around here, and thatís the only water bottle we have left. *sinks to her knees*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.31 05:47 ...I got more water bottles.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.31 05:47 We just have to ration the water and act quick.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.31 05:50 *nods, considering that* *still, she looks exhausted and hopeless* Maybe we should just go back home.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.31 05:58 After all that [BLEEP]?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.31 05:58 They'll kill us!
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.31 05:58 They probably expect us to go running home.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.31 06:09 How do you know that? By the time we get back...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.31 06:09 *stands up* I donít know. Iíve tried offering my opinion, and itís been shot down every time.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.31 06:16 I just don't want us getting caught again.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.31 06:21 We havenít got caught yet. Weíll stick to the forest and the map. Going to London is the only way weíll find them.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Jul.31 06:22 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.31 06:26 [See you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Jul.31 06:27 And how'll we find them without getting our a***s and our necks hung?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 04:54 Iíd rather die trying than not at all.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 04:54 I donít know about you, but I donít plan on saying anything like that crazy guy said yesterday. Thatís what will get us killed.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 05:14 [Hi!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 05:14 [Sorry I'm late again. XP]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 05:15 And I don't either.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 05:19 (Hey! Thatís fine.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 05:19 Good. *continues walking*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 05:20 (By the way, I have some news! My sister and I will be featured on a classical radio station based in Minneapolis (it plays on the weekends/holidays on our local station) on Friday next week. It would be awesome if you could tune in! Weíll be on the air
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 05:21 from 3:30-4:30 CT. I can send you the link to the site when the date gets closer! You can stream it online, and also on their app.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 05:23 [Sounds awesome!! :D]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 05:23 [I think I'll have time to tune in. Give me the link as soon as you can!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 05:23 [I'll try stream it online.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 05:26 (Great! Thanks! Iíll probably email it to you, and Iíll let you know when.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 05:27 [Okie dokie, sounds good!]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.1 05:30 *they soldier on for the rest of the morning/afternoon* *is bored, tired, and lagging behind as a result* *Emma allowed her to use the map, so sheís also looking at that while walking* *is actually quite good with them*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.1 05:31 *something catches her eye* *looks away from the map and sees a shoe - a ballet flat - lying on the forest floor* *crouches down to pick it up* *examines it, shrugs, and continues walking*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 05:31 *glances at Di* What do you have there?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.1 05:37 *sounds innocent* I donít know.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 05:38 *is walking ahead of them, where more random objects are strewn about* What is all this stuff? *is uneasy when she sees a mangled suitcase, its contents strewn about*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.1 05:39 *is looking at the debris curiously* *suddenly jumps down to grab something* Chocolate! *holds up a box of chocolates* I love chocolate...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 05:39 Di, put that down. You donít know whatís inside.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 05:40 *quickly takes the box* Emma's right.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.1 05:40 *looks crestfallen* *murmurs* Maybe thatís why Mum left.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 05:40 What? *is looking around*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.1 05:41 Iím a chocolate fiend! Sometimes I donít care about anything else! *is nearly shouting*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 05:42 No, no. Of course not. Your mom loves you. *is trying to remain composed as the debris becomes more ubiquitous*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 05:43 *looks up* *suddenly holds out an arm, blocking them from going on further*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 05:52 Wha-- *follows Emma's gaze*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 05:54 *up in a tree is a man - a dead man, who, by the looks of it, was badly burned and fell out of something*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.1 05:55 *stops in her tracks when she sees him* *canít stop staring*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 05:58 *stares at the man, then looks around at all the objects lying around again*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 05:58 [Lemme guess...plane crash?]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.1 06:01 (Yep.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 06:02 *not too far ahead are the remains of a plane, with ten times the amount of debris and bodies* Oh my god...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 06:07 Mustíve been shot out of the sky... or maybe it just fell out.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 06:13 You think it just fell out during a time like this?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 06:14 Because of the bombings, yes. That wouldnít be a coincidence.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 06:16 *canít stand to look at it any longer* Come on. *takes a detour around the crash site*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.1 06:16 -LATER-
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 06:16 ...Wait.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 06:16 Maybe we should look around and see if anything's left that's of use to us.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.1 06:16 *she did that before the time skip*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.1 06:17 *afternoon has segued into evening, and she and Noah are due to start the night shift* *walks back into the room, a styrofoam coffee cup in hand* *Caleb and co. are nowhere to be seen* Hey.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.1 06:19 *is kind of uncomfortable with the idea* *thinks it should be left alone, as a sort of grave*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.1 06:19 *logs back on* *says carefully* You know, that idea you had... it really wasnít that bad.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.1 06:25 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.1 06:26 ...Oh?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.1 06:26 [Aw, see you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.2 04:09 [I'm here!]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.2 04:50 (Hey! Sorry Iím late.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.2 05:01 [Hey! It's fine.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.2 05:06 *waits for her to elaborate*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.2 05:10 Yeah, about looking for our families. *lowers her voice* We have this entire database to ourselves. It might be worth a look.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.2 05:15 *says nothing, but glances around* [Are there cameras in this room other than the ones in their computers?]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.2 05:22 (Itís likely, but they probably wouldnít be able to pick up what Katia and Noah are doing on the screen.)
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.2 05:22 *says quietly* Weíll just check on them.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.2 05:23 [Well that's what programs that record your screen are for. XD XP]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.2 05:23 [I am assuming that programs would be in place that keep close track of what everyone does on their computers.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.2 05:25 [And that paired with camera/microphone recordings would give their higher-ups all the information they need on who was doing what on a certain computer and when they were doing it.]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.2 05:34 [Under what circumstances are they authorized to do a search on a specific worker/person?]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.2 05:35 (Okay. The cameras would be able to see them then, but I donít think theyíd get in trouble if they were just looking up names. If Caleb were there, it might be a different story.)
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.2 05:38 (Since they work in data collection, theyíd have full access to that. Itís discouraged, though.)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.2 05:46 [Okay. Would they know if trouble had arisen in any areas in particular?]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.2 05:54 *hesitates, then goes to open up the database*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.2 05:56 (Probably, but I think it would definitely show if people havenít checked in to work - i.e. Emma, Nairne, and Di.)
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.2 05:56 *watches Noah*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.2 06:01 *initially goes through the normal routine of checking for suspicious activity*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.2 06:01 *winds up finding Emma, Nairne, and Di among those who haven't checked in**his eyes widen*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.2 06:01 ...Katia, what's your family's name?
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.2 06:12 Um... *types in her surname* *a single ID shows up - her dadís*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.2 06:13 Um... *types in her surname* *a single ID shows up - her dadís*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.2 06:13 *sighs with relief* They put him in Croyden somewhere.
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.2 06:21 Hm...and he's not tagged with anything suspicious? He's checked in?
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.2 06:26 *nods* Yeah. Heís there.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.2 06:37 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.2 06:42 [Aw, see you!]
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.2 06:42 *looks up his various family members as well**frowns when reading data about Nairne, Emma, and/or Di*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.3 04:41 [I'm here!]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.3 04:45 (Hey!)
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.3 04:46 *notices Noahís grimace* What is it?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.3 04:57 [Hey! Sorry for the slow reply; I was helping my mom with something.]
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.3 05:02 (Thatís fine!)
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.3 05:05 ...Nothing. *opens an ordinary window again*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.3 05:15 Are they checked in?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.3 05:23 Is your dad checked in?
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.3 05:37 *nods*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.3 05:43 *turns back to his computer*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.3 05:43 *checks the cameras in the areas Nairne and co. are supposed to work in*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.3 05:44 *glances at the camera on his desktop**sighs and finally says:* No, they're not.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.3 05:46 Maybe theyíre not supposed to be there right now...
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.3 05:47 *suddenly, Caleb bursts through the door* Caleb: Er, what the bloody h**l do you two think youíre doing?
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.3 05:52 Our jobs.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.3 06:00 *has quickly closed out the tabs with her fatherís ID on it* *gives Noah a glance of thanks, then nods quickly*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.3 06:01 *continues checking on various cameras*
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.3 06:01 Caleb: *pauses* Alright. Because I thought otherwise. Katia: You shouldnít be. Weíre good workers.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.3 06:02 Caleb: *smirks* Okay. Iíll take your word for that.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.3 06:02 *waits until the door clicks shut* *whispers* Thanks for that.
8>Katia (Citizen ), 18yo.2020,Aug.3 06:11 *then breaks out into a fit of silent laughter over Caleb, and how easily he was fooled*
2>Noah (Eldest Brother), 24yo.2020,Aug.3 06:13 *shakes his head, but he's smiling*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.3 06:19 -LATER....-
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.3 06:21 *it is around dusk* *hikes through the forest, at the head of the line* *is growing exhausted, no matter how hard she tries to concentrate on the map*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.3 06:21 *wants to keep pushing, but she canít deny the toll thatís starting to take* We need to take a break. *drops her stuff down next to a large tree concealed by bushes*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.3 06:22 *sighs with relief* *drops to the ground and pulls off her boots*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.3 06:23 *notices that blisters are already starting to form on Diís feet* *pretends she didnít see that* Iíll get some dinner out.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.3 06:29 *sits down* Do we have any band-aids?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.3 06:29 *decides on a can of beans and some dried meat* *by this time, Di has found a blackberry patch and has brought back ďdessertĒ*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.3 06:30 Yeah. *pulls over the backpack* *passes the can of beans to Di* Bon appetit.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.3 06:30 *pulls out a roll of gauze and hands it to Nairne*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.3 06:31 *eats one ravenous spoonful after the next, until she remembers she has to share* *takes another sheepish half-bite before passing it on to Emma*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.3 06:32 Hm...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.3 06:32 When we get walking again we'll put some of this on Di's feet.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.3 06:35 Thank you...
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.3 06:35 Yeah. Those boots hardly fit... maybe weíll add some inside as extra padding.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.3 06:37 *digs up a few spoonfuls of beans* Itís kinda nice here. I donít think Iíve ever spent much time in a forest. *looks up at the late afternoon light as it filters through the leaves*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.3 06:44 *nods* Daddy used to take Tom and Noah in the woods, so I know my way about. *adds furtively* And where the fairies live
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.3 06:46 Really?
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.3 06:46 *grins* Really? *Di nods* Do you miss your dad?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.3 06:46 *smiles a bit* Where do they live?
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.3 06:47 In the crooks of trees, in the ferns - places were people wouldnít think to look. Sometimes I build houses for them.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.3 06:48 *shakes her head in response to Emma* I donít remember him at all.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.3 06:49 *rolls her eyes at her own forgetfulness* What about you? *turns to Nairne in a surprise move*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.3 06:49 (I have to go now. I wonít be online tomorrow night due to an early appointment Tuesday, but I hope to see you soon! Have a nice night!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.3 06:50 Me?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.3 06:50 Why wouldn't I?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.3 06:51 [Alright, see you soon! Have a nice night too!]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.5 03:29 (Hey, I probably wonít be online tonight because Iíve had a long day. Iíll see you soon!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.5 04:29 [I understand. See you soon!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.6 02:31 [Word of warning: my family wants to watch a movie so I'll probably be late tonight.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.6 04:15 (Thanks! Aw, okay. :( I have to get up early for an appointment tomorrow, so Iíll have to leave early. I might miss you again, but thatís okay- I totally understand. I hope the movie is good!)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.6 04:15 *flushes red* Um,I donít know. I guess you never mentioned it.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.6 04:16 *having not had a father, sheís curious* *faces Nairne with her hands resting on her chin* What was your dad like?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.6 05:30 [I'm here!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.6 05:31 [I just finished watching the director's cut of Nuovo Cinema Paradiso. It was astoundingly good--I highly recommend it (it is rather long--it was about 2 hours and 45 minutes long, hence why I'm so late).]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.6 05:48 Well...he's
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.6 05:50 *he's observant and hilarious and always there for ya when ya need him...he doesn't like it if you step on his toes and if you spill his beer he'll go radge.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.6 05:51 But other than that he's nice.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.6 06:01  Secret message to Emma  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.6 07:51 [Also I'm sorry I missed you again. :/]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.7 04:25 [I'm here!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.7 05:01 (Hey! Sorry Iím a little late.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.7 05:03 [Hey! It's alright.]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.7 05:03 (Thatís cool! Iíve never seen it, but Iíve heard some of the music in it. It looks like a great movie.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.7 05:05  Secret message to Nairne  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.7 05:06 [It absolutely is. I definitely recommend it!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.7 05:07  Secret message to Emma  
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.7 05:09  Secret message to Nairne  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.7 05:12  Secret message to Emma  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.7 05:13  Secret message to Emma  
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.7 05:19  Secret message to Nairne  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.7 05:21  Secret message to Emma  
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.7 05:29  Secret message to Nairne  
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.7 05:30  Secret message to Nairne  
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.7 05:31  Secret message to Nairne  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.7 05:34  Secret message to Emma  
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.7 05:41  Secret message to Nairne  
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.7 05:45  Secret message to Emma  
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.7 05:59  Secret message to Nairne  
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.7 06:00 *didnít realize that Nairneís dad was still alive, probably because she never paid attention*
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.7 06:00 *is laughing at Nairneís descriptions*
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.7 06:04  Secret message to Emma  
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.7 06:06 (Well, I have to go now. Iíll see you tomorrow! Have a nice night, and again, thanks for listening!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.7 06:13 *turns to Emma* Now what about your dad? Does he eat bacon, eggs, and pancakes for breakfast like a heathen like the rest of the people from your country do?
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.7 06:13 [Aw, see you!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 04:09 [I'm here! I listened to you guys on the radio from 3:25-4:30 (I wanted to listen to more, but my parents wanted us to go walk the dog).]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 04:10 [I really enjoyed it and your stories about what got you into classical/into various instruments were quite interesting!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 04:13 [I was also a bit shocked that you chose mvt. 1 of the Italian Symphony. Coincidentally, I've been listening to that a whole bunch fairly recently.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 04:14 [I'm also glad I finally learned the name of On the Nature of Daylight. I don't listen to much really modern classical, but that's one piece I rather like. I haven't heard it since I saw the movie Arrival, though.]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.8 05:00 (Hey! Sorry Iím a bit late. Iím watching a movie, so my replies could be slow.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.8 05:01 (Awesome! Thank you so much for listening; we both really appreciate it. :) 4:30 was about the time we went off, so you caught the full thing!)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 05:02 [Ah, alright. Good to know I didn't miss too much!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 05:02 [What movie are you watching?]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.8 05:02 (Thatís cool! Itís a great piece, isnít it? Iíve actually been listening to a lot of Mendelssohnís music, because it has that weirdly nostalgic quality. I read a bit about him a while ago, and when he was writing music, composers like Berlioz and Liszt
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.8 05:03 (were also popular. They didnít really like his music because they thought it was too traditional/classical. Maybe thatís why his music is like that.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.8 05:04 (I think itís called You Canít Take it With You. Itís an old one.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 05:07 [Yeah, I recall that Mendelssohn followed more traditional or popular paths while other composers (e.g. Wagner) did things that were more novel with music.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 05:12 [Mendelssohn is still great, of course.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 05:12 [Also I think I've seen You Can't Take it With You! If it's what I think it is, it's a great movie!]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 05:16 [It's the movie where Grandpa doesn't want to sell his house, right?]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.8 05:44 (Yes! Itís that one. Sorry for the slow reply, by the way.)
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 06:05 [It's alright!]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.8 06:14 *smiles* I canít remember. But probably.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.8 06:14 I still donít get why you eat cheese and beans on toast for breakfast.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 06:19 Because it's [BLEEP]in' good, that's why.
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 06:22 [What do you think of the movie so far?]
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.8 06:25 (It was pretty good! There were some funny moments in it, too.)
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.8 06:26 Not for breakfast... although I guess Iíd eat anything for breakfast these days.
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.8 06:34 *after dinner, they set up a discreet camp to spend the night* *is tired, and doesnít want to wear Di out*
7>Emma (Student), 21yo.2020,Aug.8 06:35 *unrolls what is practically a paper thin blanket* *rolls the ďRomaĒ t-shirt up as a makeshift pillow* *settles in with a sigh* Goodnight.
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.8 06:36 *is curled up in a ball, looking uneasy* Donít let the bugs bite...
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.8 06:36 (I have to go now; Iíll see you tomorrow! Have a nice night, and thanks again for tuning in today! :) )
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 06:37 [Sorry about the slow replies BTW. I've been drawing a whole lot today.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 06:37 [I was drawing while listening to you guys on the radio, actually.]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 06:37 And crawl into your ears...and eat your brains...
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 06:38 [Also see you tomorrow! No problem; if you guys were radio commentators I'd tune in every day! :D]
3>Nairne (Scottish Girl), 23yo.2020,Aug.8 06:38 [Oh, and Nairne would make one h**l of a mother, wouldn't she? XD]
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.9 03:52 (Aw, thanks! And yeah, totally, haha.)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.9 03:53 (Random question, but: I remember you told me that after you traveled to the Czech Republic, you got symptoms that were sort of similar to coronavirus. What were those symptoms?)
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.9 03:56 (Iím asking because my sister was working at the primary elections here, and got a call saying that another worker tested positive. She thinks she may have worked closely with this person, and the people she was working with were frankly stupid enough to
5>Di (Citizen), 10yo.2020,Aug.9 03:56