Eevi S Reunion

[14:03] * Yanmei had carefully glammed herself up again with a striking black and white patterned dress, heels, and jewelry. She gave her purse a little whirl as she walked briskly down the corridors of the ski resort. "So this is almost like a little reunion, right?" she was saying, glancing left to her companion for te day.
[14:12] <AdEvaSleep> ["Eh. I guess you could call it that." Said Asuka, flippantly toying with her hair.]
[14:16] <Yanmei> "Eh? We haven't even made it, and you already sound kind of bored. Your Alex will be there, remember~? Bet you two'll sneak away together."
[14:19] <AdEvaSleep> ["Heh. I'm surprised you didn't bring your boy along~" Asuka smirks. "Or did he ditch you after seeing me kick your ass~?"]
[14:23] <Yanmei> "Hmph!" Yanmei tossed her hair. "Live it up while you can! That precarious victory will be your first and your last one against me!"
[14:25] <AdEvaSleep> ["It's actually my third or so victory."]
[14:28] <Yanmei> "-First and last-." She repeated through gritted teeth.
[14:29] <AdEvaSleep> ["In fact, I don't think you've ever actually beaten me at all~"]
[14:31] <Yanmei> "Talk about total rubbish?" Yanmei put her hands on her hips. "I can beat you any time, any place!"
[14:35] <AdEvaSleep> [Asuka started to walk faster. "Bet you can't beat me to the restaurant."]
[14:37] * Yanmei picked up the pace defiantly, lapsing into a near-jog. "Hmph. How easy!"
[14:45] <AdEvaSleep> ["Hmph. Is that really as fast as you can go?" Asuka continued her leisurely pace. "Now pathetic~"]
[14:50] <Yanmei> "Grrr…" It was hard to maintain the aura of a proper mature lady and sprint at the same time, but Yanmei thought she did a pretty good job.
[14:56] <AdEvaSleep> [Asuka started to run, just a little. The door to the restaurant was up ahead- "I'm gonna beat you~"]
[15:03] <Yanmei> "Like hell-!" Her words stopped short, as if it suddenly dawned on her that running into a lavish restaurant full-speed would be inappropriate.
[15:05] <AdEvaSleep> [Asuka thusly slipped smoothly past Yanmei and leisurely walked through the doors. "Four-zero~ Ooh, they're they are!"]
[15:08] * Yanmei glared at her back with the intensity of a dozen fiery positron lasers. She was still breathing rather hard. "Don't think this is over!"
[15:10] <Raphael> The 'they' in question were stationed around a large table not far from the door around which a collection of Pilots and other young NERV staff were seated, with a pair of waiters currently circling the table and taking orders. Raphael Guillory is there too, flanked by Suzanne on one side and Eevi on another. He's watching Yanmei with one eyebrow raised.
[15:12] <AdEvaSleep> ["Too late." Asuka smirks and hurries over to the table. Alex is lounging in a seat, looking far too comfortable; Mana and Tsubaki are talking excitedly (well, excitedly for Tsubaki); Edgar is telling Suzanne of endless stories ('… And he flew so far, his shirt totally blew off. '-Wow-'!); Natasha is by herself. Eevi is staring quietly at the wall.-
[15:12] <AdEvaSleep> ["She nearly ran in here like a child~" Said Asuka, with a smirk. "I had to restrain her and make her act like an adult~"]
[15:14] <Raphael> "I'm sure." Raphael mutters, smirking a little himself. Raphael glances over at Yanmei and motions towards the empty seat alongside Eevi.
[15:16] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei smoothed down her hair and rearranged her face into a charming, sparkling smile. "Oh Asuka, what ridiculous stories are you spreading now? I would never do that." She took the seat next to Eevi and gave her hand a little pat. "Hi! Have you guys been up to much while you've been here?"
[15:17] <AdEvaSleep> ["We made our orders." Said Alex.-
[15:18] <AdEvaSleep> [Eevi blankly turned to stare at Yanmei's hand.]
[15:21] <Yanmei> "I see." She reached for a leftover menu. "Sorry for being late? I didn't think we were, but somehow…"
[15:23] <Raphael> "Not by much, ma'am." Raphael said smoothly as he toyed with his fork. "Suzanne was quite keen, so the girls and I were here a little early anyway…"
[15:27] <Yanmei> "So that's it." Yanmei nodded. "Well, I'll go with something light today myself? It sure is nice to see everyone, though."
[15:27] <AdEvaSleep> ["Apparently. Who knew you were so enthusiastic to meet us again?" Asked alex with a smirk.]
[15:28] <Yanmei> "I'm not sure what you mean, Mr. Fontaine~"
[15:33] <AdEvaSleep> ["What with your running in the halls, I mean."]
[15:34] <Raphael> "We could hear you two from here." Raphael says.
[15:34] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei colored slightly. "…"
[15:36] <AdEvaSleep> [Asuka beamed brightly, glancing over the menu.-
[15:37] <AdEvaSleep> ["Hey now." Said Edgar. "Nothing wrong with running. When my body's better I'm gonna run -everywhere-. In halls. Restaurants. Up walls. Down walls. -Through- walls. Walls aren't gonna know what'll hit 'em, they'll be like, 'I'm a wall' then -bam-."]
[15:40] <Raphael> "… Quite." Raphael ventures, quietly reevaluating his willingness to let the boy talk to Suzanne.
[15:41] <Yanmei> "That's very… inspiring, Edgar," managed Yanmei, although she was glaring more flaming daggers at stupid jerkface Asuka and her stupid jerkface boyfriend. "But it's not like I was the only one running. After all, childishness is -Asuka's- specialty~"
[15:42] <AdEvaSleep> ["I thought my speciality was beating you at everything?"]
[15:43] * Yanmei wagged her finger. "That's just a delusion, dear."
[15:43] <AdEvaSleep> ["And how many times have you beaten me? At -anything-?"]
[15:46] <Raphael> "Perhaps Pilot Weiss-Xylander should see this…" Raphael says absently. "It would make explaining the tension between you two a good deal easier."
[15:46] <AdEvaSleep> ["So much tension." Said Alex wryly. "Makes me feel superfluous."]
[15:46] <Raphael> "Mmm."
[15:48] <AdEvaSleep> ["What's going on, Raffy? Are they fighting?" Asked Suzanne.]
[15:49] <Yanmei> "Don't get cocky just because you won a few fights." Yanmei tossed her hair, seemingly oblivious to the side conversations. "I'll give you another challenge right here. Unless you're too scared to follow through with it~"
[15:49] <AdEvaSleep> ["Huh. I'm more afraid of the heat death of the universe. Even if it is billions of years away, at least it'll -eventually- happen."]
[15:50] <Raphael> "Not quite, little o-" But he's caught off guard by Asuka's comment and lets out a snort of laughter.
[15:51] <Yanmei> "What?!" Yanmei glowered, first at Asuka, and then at Raffy, her eyes narrowing.
[15:51] <AdEvaSleep> [The snickers are mimicked around the table, except by Tsubaki, who looked up in confusion, and Eevi, who didn't look up.]
[15:51] * Raphael is now doing his best to act as though nothing happened.
[15:59] * Yanmei … settled, trying to look unruffled. "Anyway? It's a coarse way to do things, but that means it suits you just fine~" Yanmei folded her arms. "An endurance test. A bottle of hard alcohol. You and me. Whoever consumes the most without getting sick, will be the winner."
[16:00] <AdEvaSleep> ["Whoa. A drinking competition. Now that's -hot-." Says Edgar, his face a solid stone mask.-
[16:00] <AdEvaSleep> ["Sure." Said Asuka, folding her arms. "With one small edit."]
[16:00] <Yanmei> "Oh?"
[16:01] <AdEvaSleep> ["One for you, ten for me. You might pass out after a single bottle, but I'm much toughter~"]
[16:01] <Raphael> "… I don't think this a very good idea, you two." Raphael says sternly.
[16:02] <Yanmei> "Eh? Why not?"
[16:02] <AdEvaSleep> ["Why not?!"]
[16:03] <Raphael> "No matter who loses, as the adult present -I'm- the one who will have to answer to your respective ODs."
[16:04] <AdEvaSleep> ["… So?"]
[16:04] <Raphael> "…"
[16:05] <Yanmei> "You know, Group Captain," Yanmei winked at him. "There's no reason why they have to find out~"
[16:05] <AdEvaSleep> ["After all, we're so good at keeping -your- secrets…"]
[16:05] <Raphael> "… what secrets?"
[16:06] * Yanmei smirked.
[16:06] <AdEvaSleep> [Asuka smirked.]
[16:07] * Raphael stares… and then seems to understand. "… Ah. Of course, there's the question of just how you two happened to find out about that…"
[16:08] <AdEvaSleep> [Asuka is utterly unfazed.]
[16:09] <Raphael> Of course not. But it's Yanmei he's watching.
[16:13] <Yanmei> "Come on, Group Captain. It's no fun if we -tell- you. If we did, there's always the possibility that you'd take precautions for next time."
[16:14] <Raphael> "…"-
[16:14] <Raphael> "Carry on."
[22:44] <Yanmei> Beaming, Yanmei tried to flag down the nearest waiter.
[22:45] <AdEvaGM> [A waiter floated over, smiling serenely. "An order, madame?"]
[22:46] <Yanmei> "Hi~ Two bottles of your most potent wine, please~ And for me, a fruit salad as well."
[22:47] <AdEvaGM> ["Of course, madame."-
[22:51] <AdEvaGM> ["I'm not paying for this, Asuka." Said Alex idly.]
[22:52] <Yanmei> "Oh~? I guess that means Asuka is shouting for this contest. Thanks!"
[22:53] <AdEvaGM> ["Nope. I already know I'm a winner, so if you want this chance you can pay for it."]
[22:55] <Yanmei> "Nope. This is reimbursement for the lunch you made me pay for the other day. Of course, if you win, I'll think about waiving your responsibility."
[22:55] <AdEvaGM> ["Then why don't we go the whole way? The loser pays for the drinks."]
[22:56] <Yanmei> "Sounds fair. Get your wallet ready~"
[22:58] <AdEvaGM> ["Hey, wasn't this supposed to be about Eevi?" Asked Natasha.]
[23:02] <Raphael> "You may be right, Pilot Volkova, but I don't think you have any hope of talking them out of this now." Raphael murmurs.
[23:04] * Yanmei had the good graces to look a little abashed. She tossed her hair. "It's not like the only thing we'll be doing is drinking?" She pointed out. "Say, Eevi. Did you get a chance to play in the snow yet?"
[23:06] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes. I played with Rei and Terence."]
[23:08] <Yanmei> "Hm? Captain Savage?" Yanmei looked kind of amused at that. "Did you throw snowballs at each other? Was it fun?"
[23:11] <AdEvaGM> ["We did throw snowballs at each other. They were cold, but I became very hot in the face due to exertion."]
[23:15] <Yanmei> "Heh, I'll bet! If you get the change, the three of you should try to check out the woodland areas around here. They're seriously gorgeous?"
[23:15] <Yanmei> ^chance
[23:18] <AdEvaGM> ["Gorgeous?"]
[23:18] <Raphael> "Aesthetically pleasing." Raphael says gently.
[23:19] <Yanmei> "Yeah! Like, between the sunlight and the snow, and the shapes the trees make, and the coming and going of animals. It's pretty and relaxing."
[23:20] <AdEvaGM> ["I understand. If I go to this place, it will make me feel 'good'?"]
[23:21] <Yanmei> "It might, yeah. At the very least, it's a change from the things you'd see in an urban area like Paris or Boston."
[23:22] <AdEvaGM> ["It is 'good' to broaden your experiences?"]
[23:24] <Yanmei> "It is!" Yanmei nodded firmly. "Haven't you learned a lot since you've started tasting new foods? The same principle applies, right Group Captain?"
[23:26] <Raphael> "Absolutely. You have to try new things to learn what you enjoy, hmm?"
[23:27] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes." Said Eevi.-
[23:28] <AdEvaGM> [The waiter returned. "As requested, two bottles of our most potent wine…" He placed them down. "And a bowl of fruit salad." That was placed in front of Yanmei.-
[23:28] <AdEvaGM> ["Uh…" Natasha coughed.-
[23:28] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes?" Asked the waiter, turning.-
[23:29] <AdEvaGM> ["…" She frowned and looked Yanmei in the eye. "…"-
[23:29] <AdEvaGM> ["Get me a bottle of your strongest vodka. Not -wine-."]
[23:29] <Raphael> "Erm, Pilot Volkova…"
[23:30] <AdEvaGM> ["Y-Yes?"]
[23:30] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei's eyes narrowed a bit, and she grinned faintly at some unspoken challenge.
[23:30] <Raphael> "Are you sure?"
[23:32] <AdEvaGM> ["Y-yes." She coughed, then tried a haughty hairtoss. "In Russia, we keep wine for the -little- girls."-
[23:32] <AdEvaGM> ["… I'm not taking that from -Volkova-." Growled Asuka.]
[23:32] <Raphael> "…" Raphael turns back to his menu, grinning a little.
[23:34] <Yanmei> "Heh." Yanmei grinned. "Even though wine really is suited for kids like Asuka…" She turned back to the waiter. "Sorry to trouble you, but could you exchange these for vodka as well? We'll take the same brand as she's getting."
[23:36] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh, I see." He took the bottles and walked off again.]
[23:43] <Yanmei> "So! Have you been watching the battles, Eevi?"
[23:43] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes."]
[23:44] <Yanmei> "Do you think they entertaining?"
[23:44] <Yanmei> ^they're
[23:45] <AdEvaGM> ["I…" She paused, thinking. "They are stimulating."]
[23:48] * Yanmei beamed. "It's like watching a giant videogame match, I bet. Ah… do you play any?"
[23:48] <AdEvaGM> ["I do not."]
[23:50] * Yanmei nodded. "There are a few games that I have on my phone, but that's it. Maybe there's an arcade somewhere? In the resort or in town?" She glanced around the table for leads.
[23:52] <AdEvaGM> ["No, not really. The local town isn't much for videogames." Said Alex with a smirk.-
[23:53] <AdEvaGM> ["Julien probably brought some." Said Mana.]
[23:53] <Yanmei> "Excellent. We'll shake him down for some later!"
[23:56] <AdEvaGM> [The waiter returned, now. "Three bottles of our best vodka."]
[23:58] <Yanmei> "Thanks~" Yanmei set to work pouring out three glasses, and distributing them.
Session Time: Sun May 13 00:00:00 2012
[00:03] <AdEvaGM> [Asuka grabbed her glass and downed it in one go- immediately letting out a fit of coughs.]
[00:04] * Yanmei eyed her, smirked, and went in a little more cautiously to avoid that same effect, feeling especially smug as she did so.
[00:04] <AdEvaGM> [It was rough, and it burned at her throat nevertheless…]
[00:06] * Yanmei cleared her throat a few times softly, after she was done, still smirking. "A mature drink indeed~" she rasped. "Having trouble, Asuka?"
[00:07] <AdEvaGM> ["H-Hardly. You are, though~"-
[00:07] <AdEvaGM> [Natasha drank her's smoothly and without issue.]
[00:10] <Raphael> "Now see, little one, next time I talk to you about the dangers of peer pressure, remember this example." Raphael says to Suzie, in a voice just loud enough to carry.
[00:10] <AdEvaGM> ["Peers are -dumb-. Got it."]
[00:11] <Raphael> "That's right."
[00:25] <Yanmei> "Hey…" Yanmei frowned a little, and then shook her head. "It's not like we're the only ones. I can think of at least -one- OD who'd do the same thing."
[00:26] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh?" Alex asked.]
[00:32] <Raphael> "…" Raphael glances up at her, a hint of warning in his look.
[00:33] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh man, you- you totally need to be told 'bout the time Major Harken went drinking."]
[00:34] <Yanmei> "…" Something - probably that stern look - is enough to curb her tongue. "Look. I'm just saying - eh…?" Yanmei was all smirks now. "He actually drinks?"
[00:36] <AdEvaGM> ["'Course he drinks, right, Alex?"-
[00:36] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, yes, everyone -has- to drink."-
[00:36] <AdEvaGM> ["No, I mean -booze-."-
[00:38] <AdEvaGM> ["If you must call it that, then yes…"]
[00:39] <Yanmei> "Hehe. What happened, what happened?"
[00:49] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, once a year he goes to a beer convention in the Sudetenland." Said Alex.-
[00:54] <AdEvaGM> ["So like, eight hours of him walkin' around in public, samplin' glasses of beer… -Strong- beer, too. With S2 agents in attendance…"]
[00:58] <Yanmei> "Three sheets to the wind, right?"
[01:03] <AdEvaGM> [Asuka blinked. "Huh?"-
[01:05] <AdEvaGM> ["She means 'too drunk to stand'. Not surprising that -she'd- know what it means." Said Alex, rolling his eyes. "And no. The image you need to be looking for is a man who has drunk strong beer all day, and all he has to show for it is a slightly slurred impromptu lecture on Cold War politics to a fascinated and drunk crowd."]
[01:11] <Yanmei> "I make it habit to pick up on charming unusual foriegn phrases, yes?" She was trying not to act grumpy now, and wasn't sure how well it was taking. "And… that doesn't really seem possible. What sort of metabolism does that guy have, anyway?"
[01:12] <AdEvaGM> ["A German metabolism." Said Asuka proudly, going for her second glass.-
[01:12] <AdEvaGM> ["Rather, he's just spent his entire life drinking." Said Alex dryly.]
[01:13] <Yanmei> "Hm."
[01:16] <Raphael> "He's impressed Major Katsuragi in that respect, as I understand it." Raphael says, glancing up from his quiet conversation with Suzanne and Eevi.
[01:17] <AdEvaGM> ["Ah, Major Katsuragi is rather famous for her herculean constitution when it comes to liquor, isn't she?" Asked Alex casually.]
[01:19] <Raphael> "I don't pay much attention to scuttlebutt, sir." Raphael says.
[01:20] <AdEvaGM> ["Hey!" Asuka glowered. "Stop going on- you're distracting pantywaist Yanyan from her drinking."]
[01:23] <Yanmei> "Who's a pantywaist? You look like you're about to fall over already~" Yanmei poked her lightly on the forehead with an index finger, giggling. "So much for that German metabolism~"
[01:23] <AdEvaGM> ["You're both losing to Natasha." Said Alex idly.]
[01:24] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei immediately reached for another drink at that.
[01:27] <AdEvaGM> [Natasha shot her a dark look and firmly slammed down another glass.-
[01:27] <AdEvaGM> ["You are drinking at a rate that is beyond recommended hourly alcohol intake levels for your weight and size." Said Eevi, staring at Yanmei.]
[01:29] <Yanmei> "Huh? Well, um. It's okay to go crazy with it every now and then. Would you like a taste?" She glanced at Raphael. "A small one, just to see what it's like?"
[01:29] <Raphael> "Quite." Raphael says ruefully.
[01:30] <AdEvaGM> ["Tasting is good, yes?"]
[01:30] <Raphael> "Well… /yes/, but in this case I think you may be a little young for it." Raphael says carefully.
[01:31] <Yanmei> "Aw." Yanmei gave him a wide-eyed disappointed look.
[01:31] <AdEvaGM> [Eevi shook her head. "The recommended hourly alcohol intake levels are incompatible with my augmented constitution. It won't harm me."]
[01:34] <Raphael> "… Hmm." Raphael considers it for a moment, slowly shaking his head. "/One/. No more than that."
[01:35] * Yanmei beamed~ She found an empty glass for Eevi and concentrated and poured out just a little of the vodka.
[01:38] <AdEvaGM> [Eevi took the glass and drank it down…-
[01:38] <AdEvaGM> […-
[01:38] <AdEvaGM> ["Eugh."]
[01:38] * Raphael lets out a gentle laugh. "Is that enough of a taste?"
[01:39] * Yanmei broke out giggling. She couldn't help it.
[01:39] <AdEvaGM> ["I do not want anymore."]
[01:39] <Raphael> "Probably for the best."
[01:39] <Yanmei> "Suzie? Will you take a pass on it too?"
[01:40] <AdEvaGM> ["Huh?" Suzie looked up. "I bet it tastes -stupid-."]
[01:40] <Raphael> "Very stupid." Raphael says seriously.
[01:41] * Yanmei tried to wrap her mind around how something would taste "stupid". Her thoughts seemed to already be spinning a little slower…
[01:41] <AdEvaGM> ["Does beer taste stupid too?"]
[01:42] <Raphael> "Mhmm. You get used to it, though." Raphael smiles a little.
[01:43] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh. So you're used to things tasting stupid? Why not just taste stuff that doesn't taste stupid?" Suzanne frowned. "Adults are stupid."]
[01:43] <Raphael> "No argument there, sweetheart." He says with a grin.
[01:45] * Yanmei was pouting. "We are not." But she finished her own drink and rested her glass on the table with a sigh. "We have it tough, fighting monsters and getting left on deserted islands without warning, and killing wolves and bears for food - so many bears - and wearing their skins for protection."-
[01:47] <Raphael> "…"
[01:47] <AdEvaGM> ["Fuckin' awesome." Said Edgar, slamming the table.]
[01:48] <Yanmei> "Ugh, it so wasn't?" Yanmei shook her head hard. "There were -rats-. And we had to eat some, because monkies kept stealing our food and wrecking our water supplies when we were away. Also, Blanc kept getting mauled."
[01:49] <Yanmei> ^monkeys
[01:52] <AdEvaGM> ["Blah blah blah. I'm Yanmei and I'm a big ol' wussy loser." Said Asuka, making yap-yap hand motions. "You were there for like, a whole two weeks. Try being there for -six months-."]
[01:54] <Raphael> "The Colonel made us draw straws to decide who flew you there in the VTOL. Captain Gosselin tried to cheat and lost by default…" Raphael says quietly, seemingly to himself.
[01:55] <Yanmei> "Yeah? Six months running from Angel spawns and Captain Savage? I doubt it~" Yanmei flourished a hand. "But. I bet you had monkeys and rats too. And there were weird things there, like graves and skull pits and buried treasure." Yanmei's face darkened at hearing Frederic's name. "That jerk took my phone before he left. Gotta pay him back somehow…"
[01:57] <AdEvaGM> ["Skull pits?" Asked Natasha nervously.-
[01:57] <AdEvaGM> ["Graves?" Alex frowned.-
[01:57] <AdEvaGM> ["-Treasure-?!" Asked Suzie, eyes wide like saucers.]
[01:58] <Yanmei> "Lots of all three." Yanmei nodded. "But we had to leave the treasure behind because the Angel showed up and we couldn't carry all of it. That's one lucky rich bastard Angel now…"
[01:59] <AdEvaGM> ["What does an Angel need with treasure?" Asked Alex, frowning.]
[02:02] <Yanmei> "To hire mercenaries, of course? If we could only cut off its cash flow, they'd defect or run off and leave it high and dry."
[02:03] <Raphael> "…" Raphael glances at Alex.
[02:03] <AdEvaGM> ["Vodka has made her a pioneer of idiocy." Says Alex, giving Raphael a self-satisfied look.]
[02:03] <AdEvaGM> ["… Well, moreso."]
[02:03] <Yanmei> "It was a -joke-, you uncultured jerkface."
[02:04] <AdEvaGM> ["Pardon me. I cannot rightly tell when you're joking or being legitimately idiotic."-
[02:04] <AdEvaGM> ["Poe's Law." Said Tsubaki, nodding sagely.]
[02:07] <Yanmei> "You're suggesting that I'm ever legitimately idiotic." Yanmei tossed her hair. "Are you -sure- you haven't had anything to drink?"
[02:07] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh, shall I present a list?"]
[02:09] <Yanmei> "You can try, but you'll fail."
[02:11] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, there was that time you ran for school president."]
[02:13] <Yanmei> "You mean the time I nearly beat the pants off of you in the election? Yeah, I remember that. I also remember that I was leading the polls before it was cancelled because of my brilliant marketing strategy."
[02:14] <AdEvaGM> ["Your brilliant strategy of failing to pilot a weapon of mass destruction?"]
[02:15] <Yanmei> "What did you say?" Yanmei glared at him.
[02:17] * Nanashi is now known as Zack
[02:19] <AdEvaGM> ["Your lack of hearing goes well with your lack of ability."]
[02:22] <Yanmei> "This coming from you? Tell me, Fontaine, how are you fairing in the Thunderdome battles?"
[02:23] <AdEvaGM> ["Well, let me put it this way: it takes more than a minute for Asuka to beat me, which is what separates us."-
[02:23] <AdEvaGM> [Asuka beamed.]
[02:23] <Raphael> "… Oh dear." Raphael muttered.
[02:29] <Yanmei> "I find -that- hard to believe." Yanmei was fuming. "As many comments as you've made about my aim, yours is nothing special either, and your personality is about as sparkling as a dead slug's. Just how did you make it through that training of yours anyway?"
[02:34] <AdEvaGM> ["Energetically." Said Alex smoothly. "And through out it all, I thought to myself, 'I may indeed grow up to be nothing more than a bespectacled dead slug, but at least I'm not growing up to be a half-literate dominatrix with stupid hair and a lacking bust.'"]
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[02:45] <Yanmei> "Cute," Yanmei sneered, "but I've never needed to justify my worth to the likes of you, and I don't intend to start now. Jerkface."
[02:47] <Raphael> "… Children, I think this may be getting out of hand." Raphael says, cutting in before Alex can get in a reply. "We have the young ones here."
[02:48] <AdEvaGM> ["Jerkface~" Cooed Suzie.]
[02:48] <Raphael> "Suzanne." Raphael murmurs sharply.
[02:49] <AdEvaGM> [Suzanne pouts. "Sorry."]
[02:49] <Raphael> "Mmm."
[02:50] <Yanmei> "Right. Well." There was a certain stiffness at being called a 'Child,' but since it was Raffy, she didn't feel like objecting. "Maybe it was a little out of line…"
[02:51] <AdEvaGM> ["Yes, pardon." Said Alex smoothly.-
[02:52] <AdEvaGM> ["Hehehe. That's what I like about you, Yanny." Said Asuka cheerfully. "You don't need to be drunk to make a fool of yourself. Bottoms up!"]
[02:57] <Yanmei> "You're just as much of a Jerkface," Yanmei grumbled, but she took her own glass, and let her eyes rove around the table a moment. She seemed almost uncomfortable about something, but she let the questions come out anyway. "We found a lot of tool out there. And old stone things, and more recently built huts and… a teddy bear…"
[03:05] <AdEvaGM> ["A teddy bear, huuh?" Mumbled Asuka, looking to turn to Natasha.-
[03:06] <AdEvaGM> [Natasha was silent, staring sullenly at her glass.]
[03:09] <Yanmei> "…so it was one of yours?" Yanmei blinked, surprised, as though she hadn't completely believed it. "There was… there was an old knife with Asuka's initials on it too."
[03:11] <AdEvaGM> ["Oh yeah. We all had to make our own weapons." Said Asuka. "I made a knife!"-
[03:15] <AdEvaGM> ["It was Lilavati who slashed my bear." Said Natasha dully.]
[03:16] <Yanmei> "Ah…?"
[03:16] <AdEvaGM> ["Lilavati was one of the NeoSpartans." Said Alex quietly. "She was on the other side."-
[03:17] <AdEvaGM> ["She went for me because she thought I was weak, and she snuck in and slashed up my bear and ran away." Said Natasha.]
[03:20] <Yanmei> "…" A rather unpleasant image of how things were back then was forming in her mind. She stayed quiet a moment, just listening.
[03:21] <AdEvaGM> ["So I chased her."]
[03:24] <Raphael> "…" Raphael had been listening to all of this without comment up until then, but that last comment sees him get to his feet and lay a hand on the shoulders of Eevi and Suzanne. "Come along, you two. Why don't we go and find you something to drink, hmm? Anything you want."
[03:28] <Yanmei> "…" Abandonment! Yanmei glanced at Raphael out of the corner of her eye, a bit too proud to go for an open pleading look at the moment.
[03:29] <AdEvaGM> ["Okay!" Suzanne lets herself be led away, and Eevi doesn't reject the offer.-
[03:31] <AdEvaGM> [Natasha continues on heedlessly. "I chased her into a forest, into a ravine. I had a bow, and I hit her in the leg, knocked her down. Then I ran over to her."]
[03:32] <Yanmei> "L-look, Volkova. If you don't want to, you don't have to…"
[03:35] <AdEvaGM> ["I pinned her to the ground, and there was a rock… I picked it up and started hitting her in the head. Over and over, until it started to cave in like a ball out of air."]
[03:39] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei didn't know what to say to that. She glanced very briefly at the others, trying to determine how common this had been.
[03:40] <AdEvaGM> [Alex was staring down at his drink. Asuka was frowning- Mana and Tsubaki had fallen quiet, and Edgar was nodding slowly.-
[03:40] <AdEvaGM> ["After that, I made sure she was finally dead by grabbing her head and- twisting it, until the neck snapped." Said Natasha quietly. She refilled her glass and drank.]
[03:44] <Yanmei> "Oh." Yanmei had settled back on Natasha, but she was still at a loss. She reached for a drink of her own, mumbling an apology.

[21:43] <AdEvaGM> ["…" Alex coughed. "So! Yanmei. How… Er… How's school?"]
[21:45] * Yanmei was quiet for a little bit longer. It seemed as if she would ignore the question, but she finally responded. "Quiet. Our homeroom's really small now."
[21:49] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah, I… I imagine it would be."]
[21:54] <Yanmei> "You, Edgar, Isaiah, Gina, Eva, Patrice, Rei and Viviane, not to mention all the others who've moved away. Ah… I don't know how closely you guys have been following? But Fournier survived the LN's collapse and is back in Paris. She has long-term memory loss now, though."
[21:56] <AdEvaGM> [Natasha began shivering uncontrollably.-
[21:56] <AdEvaGM> ["Memory loss, huh?" Murmured Asuka.-
[21:56] <AdEvaGM> ["Probably for the best." Said Alex.]
[22:00] <Yanmei> "It's, weird," she muttered, "seeing someone with so many different faces." She glanced briefly over at Natasha a moment, but said nothing less.
[22:00] <Yanmei> ^nothing else
[22:02] * Zack|GoT is now known as Zack
[22:03] <AdEvaGM> ["What's she like now?" Asked Alex.]
[22:07] <Yanmei> "Lame scardy cat, and pretty clueless about what's going on in the world. It was so bad that I had to pester her doctors to get her a TV. They don't let her get out too much, so…"
[22:09] <AdEvaGM> ["Hm, I see." Alex stroked his chin. "Don't underestimate her, though."]
[22:09] <Yanmei> "What? You don't think she's faking it…?"
[22:10] * Raphael returns at this point with Suzanne, Eevi and their respective drinks in tow, taking his seat silently so as not to disturb the conversation.
[22:11] <AdEvaGM> [Eevi sat back down and began to sip her drink, holding it with both hands.-
[22:11] <AdEvaGM> ["Not faking it, but…" Alex shook his head. "Just be careful. Even if she doesn't remember, she's still Viviane Fournier- I wouldn't be surprised if a part of her still had those same skills."]
[22:15] <Yanmei> "Yeah, maybe. Everyone's been really careful about keeping weapons away from her that might jar some muscle memory," she muttered, frowning. But then the others returned, and it dawned on her that it was no time to be so pensive. "Welcome back~"
[22:18] * Raphael smiles. "Ah, thank you. It took these two a while to decide what they wanted."
[22:22] <Yanmei> "So they decided on their own, huh?" She beamed at Eevi.
[22:23] <AdEvaGM> [Eevi did not look up.-
[22:24] <AdEvaGM> [Suzie was busy sipping away at a large and deep double-super-strawberry milkshake. "The drinks here are the -best-."]
[22:25] <Raphael> "With a price to match." Raphael mutters, giving the size of her drink a rather disapproving look.
[22:25] <AdEvaGM> [Suzie beamed. "Worth it~"]
[22:25] <Raphael> "Mmm."
[22:26] <Yanmei> Milkshakes, huh? Kid stuff. Yanmei grasped her vodka cup and wallowed in her own maturity. "Group Captain~ Didn't you order anything fun, too?"
[22:29] <Raphael> "I think you three are having more than enough 'fun' for all of us, ma'am."
[22:31] * Zack is now known as ZackAFK
[22:31] * Yanmei pouted. "This is all business, you know. Winning is important?"
[22:32] <AdEvaGM> [Alex suddenly sat up. "Holy shit, did you all hear that?!"]
[22:33] <Yanmei> "Eh?" Yanmei scowled at him pre-emptively. What was this jerkface up to?
[22:33] * Raphael raises an eyebrow, seeming to tense out of habit.
[22:33] <AdEvaGM> ["Yanmei learned a new word! 'Winning'." Alex settled back into his chair smugly.-
[22:34] <AdEvaGM> ["Oho, she's never had reason to use that before~" Cooed Asuka.]
[22:34] * Raphael 's eyebrow stays up for a moment longer before simply shaking his head.
[22:42] <Yanmei> "Tch. What a childish remark." Yanmei tossed her hair. She wasn't going to lose her temper again. That was just what they wanted! "Real adults settle things like that through drinking and witty banter. Not boring, petty insults."
[22:43] <AdEvaGM> ["So I see! You're curious as to what it's like." Said Asuka smirking. "Come sit on auntie Asuka's lap, widdle Yanyan, and I'll tell you all about being an adult~"]
[22:43] <Raphael> "The difference between witty banter and petty insults tends to be whether you're the one making it, Pilot Zhang." Raphael says mildly.
[22:43] <Raphael> «the only difference*»
[22:50] <Yanmei> "Hmph. The only thing you could tell me about is how to be an idiot," Yanmei huffed. "And Group Captain! How could you? Taking their side…"
[22:52] <Raphael> "Merely an observation, ma'am." Raphael says, the corner of his lips twitching.
[22:55] * Yanmei reached for another glass of vodka bitterly.
[22:55] <AdEvaGM> ["Can't ignore the truth~" Said Asuka gleefully, reaching for her own.]
[23:01] <Raphael> "Are you enjoying your drink, Eevi?"
[23:02] <AdEvaGM> ["…" She sipped it, considering the question. "This drink is more palatable than the other one."]
[23:05] <Yanmei> "It's an acquired taste." Yanmei muttered.
[23:08] * ZackAFK is now known as Zack
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[23:09] * Oat is now known as Raphael
[23:09] <Raphael> "And acquiring it will have to wait a few more years, I think…"
[23:13] <Yanmei> "So strict," Yanmei complained. "It'll be up to her guardians to decide that."
[23:13] <AdEvaGM> ["Does she have a guardian yet, by the way?" Asked Alex.]
[23:14] * Raphael frowns. "Well of course, but…" He mutters defensively, only to be cut off by Alex's question. "Not yet. Doctor Castillo is still weighing his options, I believe."
[23:15] <AdEvaGM> ["What're the options?"]
[23:16] <Yanmei> "O-oi. That's not the best thing to ask right in front of her…"
[23:17] <Raphael> "Mmm, perhaps not." Raphael says, glancing over at Eevi.
[23:18] <AdEvaGM> [Eevi didn't even seem to realise she was being talked about.]
[23:19] <Yanmei> "Hey," Yanmei glanced around the table curiously. "What sort of things did she like doing… well, before, when you all knew her?"
[23:21] <AdEvaGM> ["She liked to do a lot of things." Said Alex. "Running, for example-"-
[23:21] <AdEvaGM> ["She always liked telling stories or putting on little skits." Said Mana.-
[23:22] <AdEvaGM> ["Hey, remember the time she snuck in food from the instructors' office?" Said Asuka, snorting.]
[23:25] <Yanmei> "She did something like that?" Yanmei sounded amused.
[23:26] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah, of course." Said Alex. "She held a little party. We were so impressed, we hid that she did it."]
[23:29] * Raphael 's frowns slightly, and anyone watching would be able to see the brief flicker of sadness there. He looks over at Eevi again. "Do you remember doing that?"
[23:30] <AdEvaGM> ["I do not."]
[23:31] <Raphael> "…"
[23:33] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei tried to keep smiling. "If we tried to put on a little skit sometime, would you like to try joining us?"
[23:34] <AdEvaGM> ["Do you want me to join you?"]
[23:34] <Yanmei> "Uh. It would be completely your decision, based on what you feel like doing."
[23:35] <AdEvaGM> ["…"-
[23:35] <AdEvaGM> ["It'd be fun!" Said Suzie happily.-
[23:35] <AdEvaGM> ["…" Eevi seemed indecisive, as always unsure when it came to things like this. Eventually she gave an answer. "Yes."]
[23:37] * Raphael seemed to breathe a little easier once an answer was given, giving Eevi a smile. "Then we'll make sure to set one up."
[23:37] <Yanmei> "Yay!" Yanmei smiled more widely at that. "Eevi the Star~"
[23:38] <AdEvaGM> ["Man. This is depressing. I can't believe they wiped all that away. Bottoms up." Said Asuka bitterly, downing another glass.]
[23:54] * Yanmei reached for a fresh one too. When she put down her glass, her eyelids fluttered slightly. "I'm proud of you, though, Eevi~ Making your own decishuns~" She reached out happily to pinch both of the girl's cheeks. "No matter what happened, don't let anyone boss you around anymore, 'kay? Not Azariah… not Ikari… not definitely not Bitchface…"
[23:55] <AdEvaGM> ["Bitchface?" Asked Alex, quirking an eyebrow.-
[23:55] <AdEvaGM> [Eevi simply stared back, offering no resistance as Yanmei pinched her adorable little cheeks.]
[23:56] * Raphael , partway through a glass of water, sputters violently. "Y-yanmei…!"
[23:57] <Yanmei> "Bitchface?!" Yanmei stared back at him and then giggled. "Whoops! I said it out loud. What's wrong, Raffy?"
[23:58] <Raphael> "I think you may have had enough, ma'am." Raphael says sternly, one hand reaching for the bottle.
Session Time: Mon May 21 00:00:00 2012
[00:00] <Yanmei> And Yanmei went for his obvious opening, abandoning Eevi's cheeks to pinch his own. "You're so serious all the time," she said. "I don't hava dad, so you don't have to act like him, okay?"
[00:01] <Raphael> "I don'- augh!"
[00:01] <AdEvaGM> [There was the snap of a phone camera. Alex smiled smugly as he returned it to his pocket.]
[00:03] * Raphael manages to retreat, scowling. "… Damned phones and their damned cameras…"
[00:03] <Yanmei> "Hey…" Empty-handed and disappointed, Yanmei glared across the table at Alex. "You didn't let me pose for it."
[00:04] <AdEvaGM> ["Pardon." Alex smoothly took the phone out. "Do it again?"]
[00:04] * Yanmei reached happily for Raphael's face again.
[00:05] <Raphael> "Pilot Zhang!" Raphael snaps, bringing up his hands to ward off the drunken groping.
[00:08] <Yanmei> "I'm a Sous-Lieutenant now," she corrected politely, dropping her hands a bit with that same disappointment from before. "And very soon, I'll jump another rank, won't I, Asuka~?"
[00:09] <AdEvaGM> ["Jump down to Eva janitor."]
[00:09] <Yanmei> "W-what?!"
[00:09] <Raphael> "That's not an actual rank…"
[00:10] <AdEvaGM> ["They'll make one just for Yanyan~"]
[00:11] <Yanmei> "Marianne wouldn't do that…" She lifted her head haughtily. "Besides, 04 always looks amazing anyway. Not like certain garish red-colored ones…"
[00:13] <AdEvaGM> ["EVA-04 has a nickname in Berlin- the Lamergelion. It goesh around, spreadin' the word of suck."]
[00:14] <Yanmei> "That's a lie! They love me in Germany. More than you, anyway~ Where's your movie contract, lil' Asuka~?"
[00:15] <Raphael> "Ah, this must be the famed witty banter…" Raphael murmurs.
[00:15] <Yanmei> "Damn right!" Yanmei bobbed her head, giving Raphael an approving look.
[00:16] <AdEvaGM> ["You wouldn't even shee such a movie, as it'd only be for classhy people."]
[00:17] <Yanmei> "Then they wouldn't let you into your own premiere. How shad~"
[00:18] <AdEvaGM> ["At leasht my movie would have real people and not just porny cartoons!"]
[00:18] <AdEvaGM> [Alex immediately facepalmed.]
[00:19] * Raphael winced.
[00:19] <Yanmei> Yanmei uttered a shocked gasp! "That was an artistic choice, you… you jerk!"
[00:19] <AdEvaGM> ["Artishtic? Yeah! Cartoon you was way better looking~"]
[00:22] <Yanmei> "Then she was prob'ly a million times better looking than you. Everyone one knows that between the two real us, I come out on top! Right, Sir Guillory?"
[00:28] <AdEvaGM> ["Yeah right! Shir Guillory has -taste-, he'll totally pick me!"]
[00:29] <Raphael> "I… erm." Raphael is caught off guard, his hands coming up again as if to defend himself from the question. "… Misato wouldn't approve of me answering that question?" Raphael attempts, summoning up Asuka's earlier advice.
[00:29] <Yanmei> "Misato isn't here," Yanmei pointed out, preening a bit.
[00:30] <AdEvaGM> ["She might hear anyway. She has… Good ears." Said Alex.]
[00:30] <Raphael> "Indeed."
[00:31] <Yanmei> "Yeah?" Yanmei looked around at the other tables curiously, half-expecting to spot her.
[00:31] <AdEvaGM> ["You dolt! I mean, through the grapevine."]
[00:33] <Yanmei> "How rude! 'specially from the biggest dolt here!"
[00:33] <AdEvaGM> [He rolled his eyes.]
[00:38] * Yanmei pouted, sinking back into her chair and reaching for her bottle of vodka again.
[00:40] <AdEvaGM> [Asuka did the same, as did Natasha.]
[00:41] <Raphael> "I'm still not entirely sure what this all serves to prove."
[00:42] <AdEvaGM> ["That they're both as classy as each other." Said Alex dryly.]
[00:43] <Raphael> "Mmm."
[00:43] <Yanmei> Yanmei put her cup down when she was finished, and beamed, propping an elbow up on the table. "Prooves that, that… *mumble* Stupid Jerkfaced…jerk. Eevi, letssss put on a play real soon, yeah?" She swayed, and then put her arms down in the table and rested her head on it.
[00:47] <AdEvaGM> ["Heehee." Asuka leaned over and grabbed Yanmei's pigtails, gleefully pulling the hairbands out and letting her hair flow freely. She spend a few minutes mussing the hair up as best she could before she, too, succumbed to sleep's embrace.]
[00:50] <Raphael> "So." Raphael speaks up the moment Asuka is safely unconscious. "As far as we are all concerned, they both passed out at the same moment. Agreed?"
[00:50] <AdEvaGM> ["Agreed." Said Alex, flipping out his phone. He takes a picture of them both, before he punches in a number.-
[00:50] <AdEvaGM> ["Hello, Gabriel-Wei? It's Alexandre Fontaine. I'm with your fiancee, she's passed out in the restaurant."-
[00:51] <AdEvaGM> ["No, it was just too much alcohol."-
[00:51] <AdEvaGM> ["It was Asuka's fault!"-
[00:51] <AdEvaGM> ["… Why are you slurring your words?"]
[00:56] * Raphael lets out a quiet laugh.
[00:56] <AdEvaGM> ["Right. Right. Anyway, come pick her up, yeah? Right." He closes his phone up and sighs. "I should carry -this- one back too."]
[00:57] <Raphael> "Do you need any help, sir?"
[00:58] <AdEvaGM> ["I should be fine." Alex stands up, shaking his head. He takes Asuka's wallet out of her pocket and tosses a few fat notes onto the table.-
[00:58] <AdEvaGM> ["D-Does shis mean I winses?" Mutters Natasha.]
[01:01] <Raphael> … Raphael seems almost surprised to hear Natasha's voice, but given the girl's silence he could be forgiven for forgetting about her. He gives her an amused look. "I suppose so, ma'am. How are you feeling?"
[01:01] <AdEvaGM> ["I feel sick." She whined, lowering her head.]
[01:02] <Raphael> "I can imagine." He says sympathetically. "Would you like a hand getting back to your room?"
[01:06] <AdEvaGM> ["Y-Yes please."]
[01:09] <Raphael> "Not a problem." Raphael says, getting up from his chair. "Sergeant Kirishima, would you and Pilot Akagi mind watching the girls for a few minutes?"
[01:09] <AdEvaGM> ["Of course not!" Says Mana.-
[01:09] <AdEvaGM> [Tsubaki looks around, blinking a little. "…"-
[01:10] <AdEvaGM> ["Why's everyone asleep?"]
[01:10] <Raphael> "Poor decision-making skills, ma'am."
[01:11] <AdEvaGM> ["Naptime in public is a bad decision." Says Tsubaki, solemnly nodding.]
[01:12] <Raphael> "Indeed." Raphael agrees, setting down some money from his own wallet before offering Natasha his hand.
[01:12] <AdEvaGM> [She takes it.-
[01:12] <AdEvaGM> [Suzie giggles. "Grown-ups are so stupid."-
[01:13] <AdEvaGM> [About a minute later, Isaiah arrives, looking slightly woozy and groggy- as though woken from a nap. He suddenly stops, however, when he sees the sight. "… Yanmei." He shakes his head.]
[01:14] <Raphael> "Apologies, sir." Raphael says, now helping a similarly woozy Natasha keep her balance. "I did try to stop her."
[01:15] <AdEvaGM> ["Hardly your fault…" Says Isaiah sheepishly. He pats Yanmei on the shoulder a little, to see if she's -that- asleep- before gently and carefully pulling her back from the table and picking her up in his arms.]
[01:20] * Yanmei giggled in her sleep, and shifted. "Mmm, bye bye Grizzie~"
[01:20] <AdEvaGM> ["Grizzie?" Said Alex, a slow smirk coming to his face as he hoisted Asuka over his shoulder.-
[01:20] <AdEvaGM> ["I haven't a clue…"]
[01:21] <Raphael> "…" Raphael eyes Yanmei for a moment before focusing his efforts on leading Natasha towards the door. "You'll have to show me the way there, Pilot Volkova."
[01:22] <AdEvaGM> ["O-Okay. I can do that…"]
[01:24] <Raphael> "Alright." Raphael nods, glancing back towards the others. "Well, it was good seeing you again, Mr. Fontaine."
[01:24] <AdEvaGM> ["Same to you, Sir Guillory. Have a good day."]
[01:25] <Raphael> "Likewise. Give your partners my regards, you two."
[01:25] <AdEvaGM> [Isaiah nodded. "I will."-
[01:26] <AdEvaGM> ["Heh. I'm sure she'll regret this in the morning- which is good. See you." Alex headed off, a mumbling Asuka over his shoulder.]
[01:27] * Raphael heads off in the opposite direction, the slurred directions of Natasha as his guide.

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