Komm Susser Tod 2 5b

[08:17] <@Minaplo> [Isaiah stared at himself in the mirror critically. He turned to the left slightly, then to the right. Not for the first time today, he ran his hands through his fluffy hair and sighed.-
[08:18] <@Minaplo> ["Do I look okay?" He asked, again not for the first time. He tugged on the hem of his military jacket and turned back towards his entourage.-
[08:20] <@Minaplo> [They'd commandeered a dorm somewhere in the Dory, Isaiah and six others. It was here that they'd prepared, dressing, grooming themselves and eating here and there.-
[08:20] <@Minaplo> [There was Alphonse, Isaiah's best man, looking resplendent in his best dress uniform. His golden hair was brushed and looked suspiciously washed- it practically shimmered.-
[08:22] <@Minaplo> [There was Alexandre, who didn't have a uniform, but had managed to scrounge something together. He wore a greatcoat and a red tie over a white shirt and black trousers, giving him an austere but handsome look.-
[08:24] <@Minaplo> [There was Frederic, who did have a uniform. Not a dress uniform, but a regular service one. It still looked good on him, but most things did, because it was Frederic, and he had style.-
[08:25] <@Minaplo> [Then there was James, who was wearing a dress uniform, one that was wrinkled and unkempt. He had at some point attempted to shave and had cut himself, a little wad of toilet paper now sticking conspicuously to his chin.-
[08:26] <@Minaplo> [There was Isha, who stood out due to his lanky build and his Magistrate's Uniform (long since stripped of New World insignia). He looked well-groomed, clean-shaven and generally looked after.-
[08:26] <@Minaplo> [Then finally there was Terry, towering over all of them, wrapped up in his best and finest robe.-
[08:26] <@Minaplo> ["You look fine." Said Alexandre. "Heaven above, you're making me nervous and I'm not even getting married."-
[08:27] <@Minaplo> ["Cut the poor guy some slack." Said Alphonse. "It's practically the duty of the groom to be beside himself with nervous. That's the etiquette."-
[08:28] <@Minaplo> ["Yeah, but he looks fine." Said Alexandre. "He looked fine before, he looks fine now, and I'm sure he's going to look fine when he asks in five minutes. Just relax, Isaiah. Seriously…"-
[09:43] <@Minaplo> ["I know, I know." Muttered Isaiah sheepishly. "Big day is all."-
[09:44] <@Minaplo> ["Heh." Frederic grinned. "Aren't you practically married anyway?"-
[09:45] <@Minaplo> ["Well, yeah. You mean, Libido bond and all that?"-
[09:45] <@Minaplo> ["Right." Said Fred.-
[09:50] <@Minaplo> ["You're not wrong." Said Isaiah. "But, I dunno. I've always dreamed about getting married, regardless of the Bond or whatnot. And now something I've been looking forward to is finally happening… There's expectations and hopes mixed in all together here."-
[10:37] <@Minaplo> ["Ahahaha, that's cute." Said James. "I thought the bride was supposed to dream about the big day, eh?"-
[10:38] <@Minaplo> ["For now, James, you just keep to dreaming about a girlfriend." Said Isaiah.-
[10:38] <@Minaplo> ["Harsh, man, harsh." Said James, shaking his head.-
[10:39] <@Minaplo> ["Indeed. Not everyone can be the joy of feminine desire like you and me, Isaiah." Said Alphonse loftily. "Have some compassion."-
[10:39] <@Minaplo> [Alex rolled his eyes.-
[10:59] <@Minaplo> ["Speaking of partners and marriage." Said Isaiah. "Fred, you've been engaged to Sophie forever. You've even had a baby- when's your big day?"-
[11:03] <@Minaplo> ["Well, we actually decided to have the ceremony once the war with the Angels was done." Said Fred. "But now that we're going into another war, we figured we'd leave it until this one is done."-
[11:04] <@Minaplo> ["How is Sophie?" Asked Isha. "Will she be coming to the ceremony?"-
[11:05] <@Minaplo> ["Natch." Said Fred. "We're leaving little Patrice with the nurses, though, so I dunno how long proud mama'll stay around. Man, you guys should see 'em." Said Fred, grinning. "He's so tiny and, man, healthy, and I can already see he's gonna grow up bigger and better than I am."-
[11:09] <@Minaplo> ["Oh, he really is gorgeous." Said Isaiah, beaming. "If I weren't part of the medical staff I'd just hold the little guy all day."-
[11:10] <@Minaplo> ["You'd have to compete with his mother, I think." Said Fred.-
[11:10] <@Minaplo> ["Naturally." Said Isaiah.-
[11:24] <@Minaplo> ["I hope for your sake that this war don't take long then, Fred." Said Terry. "At this rate, you'll be getting hitched behind Alphonse and Alex."-
[11:26] <@Minaplo> ["Yeah, that's true." Said Fred, shooting Alphonse and Alex a smug grin. Alphonse coloured, but Alex rolled his eyes.-
[11:26] <@Minaplo> ["I don't think Rei and I are getting married anytime soon." Said Alphonse cautiously.-
[11:26] <@Minaplo> ["I wouldn't be so sure…" Said James.-
[11:27] <@Minaplo> ["What do you mean?" Asked Alphonse.-
[11:36] <@Minaplo> ["Oh, please." Fred snorted. "You and Rei are so tightly bound together that it's practically this guy's scenario-" He gestured at Isaiah- "all over again. Getting you and Rei hitched would be a damned formality."-
[11:37] <@Minaplo> ["We're not actually bound to each other by our souls, though." Said Alphonse archly. "So as it stands it's not really comparable, is it?"-
[11:37] <@Minaplo> ["But you do want to marry her." Said Alex.-
[11:37] <@Minaplo> ["Well." Alphonse coughed, looking away.-
[11:39] <@Minaplo> ["Oh my God." Muttered Fred. "Give it up already."-
[11:40] <@Minaplo> ["Alright, fine, yes." Said Alphonse. "I can't really imagine ever loving anyone else, so it definitely follows that I'd want to marry her."-
[11:41] <@Minaplo> ["And she wants to marry you." Said Alex.-
[11:41] <@Minaplo> ["Haha, are you kidding…?" Said Isaiah. "I've seen these two talk. Rei's countind down the days until they have their first kid, God love her."-
[11:47] <@Minaplo> ["Damn." Fred whistled. "Talk about young love."-
[11:48] <@Minaplo> ["Well either way, that won't be happening for at least another six or seven years." Said Alphonse. "We've promised to keep starting a family off until after Rei finishes university, for obvious reasons."-
[11:48] <@Minaplo> ["Wise." Said Alex. "Still, it really does sound like she's set for life, like if you asked her tomorrow she'd say yes in an instant."-
[11:48] <@Minaplo> ["It does, doesn't it?" Said Alphonse, a little dreamily.-
[11:49] <@Minaplo> ["I can picture it now." Said Isaiah with a grin. "Rei Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington…"-
[11:49] <@Minaplo> [… That ruined Alphonse's daydream in an instant. He scowled. "Damn you. Don't bring that up."-
[11:49] <@Minaplo> ["Wait, what?" Frederic looked up. "Duchess of Wellington?"-
[11:49] <@Minaplo> ["Goddamnit, Isaiah. God damn it." Muttered Alphonse.-
[11:51] <@Minaplo> ["I'm missing something." Said Frederic.-
[11:52] <@Minaplo> ["Frederic, did you seriously not know this?" Said Isha. "Alphonse is nobility. His ancestor was the Duke of Wellington."-
[11:52] <@Minaplo> ["What, you mean, Waterloo Wellington?"-
[11:53] <@Minaplo> [Alphonse had covered his face with his hands.-
[11:53] <@Minaplo> ["The one and the same." Said Isha.-
[11:53] <@Minaplo> ["I had no idea." Said Fred, grinning. He turned towards Alphonse. "Are you sure? He looks nothing like him!"-
[11:58] <@Minaplo> ["Positive." Said Isha.-
[11:58] <@Minaplo> ["So what, are you like fourth or fifth in line or something?" Asked Fred.-
[12:04] <@Minaplo> [Alphonse sighed. "No, actually. I was recently told that the last holder ahead of me perished, and the title passed to me."-
[12:04] <@Minaplo> ["Brilliant." Fred began laughing. "I had no fucking clue, Your Grace!"-
[12:05] <@Minaplo> ["You fucker." Muttered Alphonse. "Don't call me that."-
[12:06] <@Minaplo> ["Duchess Rei." James was starting to laugh too. "Oh man, that's too good."-
[12:06] <@Minaplo> ["I trusted you, Isaiah." Said Alphonse, glowering. "Trusted you."-
[12:07] <@Minaplo> [Isaiah grinned.-
[12:07] <@Minaplo> ["So Fred's waiting for the end of the war." Said James. "And His Grace is waiting for his sweetheart to finish education-"-
[12:07] <@Minaplo> ["Don't call me that!"-
[12:07] <@Minaplo> ["So what's your reason for waiting, Alex?" Finished James.-
[12:08] <@Minaplo> [Alex paused. He looked around, his eyes flicking between their faces a little too quickly. "… Eh?"-
[12:09] <@Minaplo> ["Your reason for holding off on marriage." Said James. "To Asuka?"-
[12:10] <@Minaplo> ["Oh no." Alex sighed.-
[12:10] <@Minaplo> ["What?"-
[12:17] <@Minaplo> ["It's complicated." Said Alex. "Well, kind of. Look, there's something to be said about just waiting until the time feels right. And right now, I don't know… It seems like it'd be really hasty."-
[12:17] <@Minaplo> ["Mm, the old gut feeling compass." Said Fred sagely. "I see…"-
[12:19] <@Minaplo> [But Isaiah was frowning. "This seems like it's a bit of a sensitive topic, Alex."-
[12:33] <@Minaplo> ["It is, yeah." Said Alex, scratching the back of his neck. "Asuka doesn't often like talking all that much about the future. Well, when it comes to things like this." He said. "Whereas I… Prefer to know what to expect."-
[12:45] <@Minaplo> ["Understandable." Said Fred. "To be honest, guys your age are usually focused more on immediate things. Dating, sex, just getting along without drama, you know…"-
[12:46] <@Minaplo> ["Fair, but most guys my age aren't supersoldiers trained from our formative years." Said Alex dryly.-
[08:30] <Minaplo> ["Well yeah, that's true." Said Fred. "But that doesn't mean doing it that way is the wrong way."-
[08:40] <Minaplo> ["No, I understand." Said Alex hastily. "I just- don't like couching our relationship in typical teen terms."-
[08:40] <Minaplo> ["Why not?" Asked James.-
[08:41] <Minaplo> ["Why do you think?" Asked Alex irritably. "Asuka and I grew up together, we've fought together-"-
[08:41] <Minaplo> ["No shit," Said Fred, causing the others to chuckle.-
[08:41] <Minaplo> ["… And we've killed together." Said Alex, shooting Fred a dark look. "Meanwhile as far as I can tell the typical traits people associate with your typical teen romance is frivolity, shallowness and impermanence."-
[08:42] <Minaplo> [Alphonse and Isaiah shot each other a furtive, amused look.-
[09:25] <Minaplo> ["Ah, well." Said Fred with a grin. "Alright, Fontaine, you've got a point."-
[09:27] <Minaplo> [Alex gave him a small nod, before turning to Isha. "What about you, Misra?"-
[09:27] <Minaplo> ["What about me what?"-
[09:28] <Minaplo> ["Have you ever thought about getting married?" Asked Alex.-
[09:28] <Minaplo> ["…" Isha stared at the group for a few silent seconds. "My fiancee died in Impact."-
[09:39] <Minaplo> ["Oh, shit." Started Alex, grimacing. "I didn't- sorry-"-
[09:40] <Minaplo> [There was an awkward, deep silence.-
[10:30] <Minaplo> ["Well, then." Murmured Alphonse. "So, er, Isaiah. Have anything planned for your eventual honeymoon?"-
[10:30] <Minaplo> ["Yeah, I have a few ideas." Said Isaiah. "Well. Sort of. A -true- honeymoon would be a nice relaxing holiday somewhere beautiful and mild where she could go swimming or lay on the beach all day if she wanted to, but what I have in mind will have to do."-
[10:31] <Minaplo> ["And what's that?" Asked James.-
[10:31] <Minaplo> ["Just retracing some old steps." Said Isaiah with a smile. "Where we met, where we had our date…"-
[10:31] <Minaplo> ["Aren't most of those in Paris?" Asked Alex, frowning.-
[10:31] <Minaplo> ["Yeah…"-
[10:31] <Minaplo> ["So your honeymoon is reliant on us taking and holding an enemy-controlled city." Said Alex.-
[10:32] <Minaplo> ["Yeah…"-
[10:32] <Minaplo> ["… I dunno, I can kind of see the allure there." Said Alex after a second.-
[10:32] <Minaplo> ["No, that makes sense." Said Alphonse.-
[10:32] <Minaplo> ["Sounds to me like the real honeymoon starts with the battle." Said Terry happily.-
[10:32] <Minaplo> ["Y'all are freaks." Said James, rolling his eyes.-
[11:45] <Minaplo> ["Quite." Said Alex with a dignified air. "So Isaiah, think you can stomach some food, or are you too nervous for that?"-
[11:45] <Minaplo> ["Are you kidding? I have enough trouble keeping down New Paris food as is." Said Isaiah.-
[11:46] <Minaplo> ["Cute." Said Alphonse. "However, some of us are hungry, so you'll have to watch us eat if that's the case."-
[11:47] <Minaplo> ["Oh, don't worry about it. I'll eat enough to get me through." Said Isaiah. "But once we're back on Earth I expect us to have a proper buffet."-
[11:47] <Minaplo> ["Amen to that." Said Isha.-
[11:52] <Minaplo> ["Lead on, then, Your Grace." Said Isaiah to Alphonse, who swiftly went red.-
[11:53] <Minaplo> ["Goddamn you, man, you'll pay for this…" Muttered Alphonse. "I'll lace your food and give you runs for a week."-
[11:53] <Minaplo> ["Is it really worth the unholy pain Yanmei'd put you through if you did that, though?" Said Isaiah, laughing.-
[11:53] <Minaplo> [And with that, they headed off, to find food before Isaiah's big day…]

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