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Emma had had a very very early morning layover.  In France.  A France.  She wasn't quite sure when or what world, but either way, it meant she'd found delicious delicious breakfast. 

For all of them. 

This is what happens when people let her keep her keys.  Not that a lack of a key would keep her out of anywhere she wanted to be, she was Emma Frost, but it was the thought that counted. 

The boys would get up eventually, if only because she was brewing some of the good coffee.  If the scent of pancakes, sufganiyot, waffles, and bacon didn't wake them first.  But for now?  Coffee, a spot on the couch, and back podcasts from the radio and occassionally going 'what the hell?' 

Sometimes Emma was very very glad she didn't live on the island anymore.

<small>[OOC:  Open for texts, phone calls, former-housemates/crashmates, visitors, yes!]

Date: 2012-12-12 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Kaidan was fairly well-acquainted with Jack's morning routine by now. Pancakes and bacon... not usually part of the package. And he figured he'd have heard about it if Ronan decided to show back up.

The whole thing smelled fishy. (Well, like bacon. But fishy.)

So sorry, Emma, about the half-naked, luminescently blue man currently bursting into the living room. "What the-- Emma?"

Date: 2012-12-12 02:28 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([b+w] pacing)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"Emma?" Jack repeated. He was just a few yards behind Kaidan, awoken by the scent of food and a vague sense something had changed in the house.

He sniffed the air, caught her scent. "Emma," he said yet again, more happily, and looked at Kaidan to register the luminescence. Without thinking about it, he moved protectively between Emma and Kaidan. "It's all right, Kaidan. Everything is all right."

Date: 2012-12-12 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
One moment, Kaidan's eyes were brilliant blue-- then they slowly fadedback to their original brown along with the rest of him, the biotics practically boiling away into thin air. "Yeah, I know," he said, "I'm not about to throw Emma into a wall, Jack."

Seriously; he had better self-control than that.

"And Emma? Next time--? Knock."
Edited Date: 2012-12-12 04:56 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-12-12 05:08 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neg] disdainful in jacket)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"I know that," Jack said, a touch chagrined as he relaxed his posture. His powers were the weakest in the room, and Emma had never needed protection (least of all from Kaidan) in any case. "The wolf doesn't. Sorry."

He smiled, selecting a cherry-filled doughnut before he sat next to Emma. "He's right," he added lightly, to Emma. "But I'll forgive you this time. When did the portals come back up?"

It couldn't have been long; he'd checked Monday, as usual.

Date: 2012-12-12 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Knock," Kaidan repeated.

He took a step back towards the stairs. "Thanks for breakfast," he added, "But I'm going to grab a shirt before I try any of the, uh, food."

Date: 2012-12-12 05:49 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] lazy)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"See you," Jack called politely around the mouthful of dough and jam. He was vaguely annoyed because Kaidan and Emma were annoyed, but it was hard for him to get genuinely upset about anything just then.

They all just needed a few minutes and something to eat, anyhow.

"You got lucky on the timing," he told Emma. "The portal came up on one of the island's sane days. I'm calling it a Hanukkah miracle."

Date: 2012-12-12 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Okay, I'm not sure what just happened here," Kaidan called from upstairs.

Usually a good sign, on this island.

"But I think someone let my mom talk to the island."

He was downstairs a bare moment later, wearing a very garish sweater. It had a moose on it.

Date: 2012-12-12 06:29 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([b+w] leather)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
Jack rubbed his eyes a few times. That was ... wow.

"I would like to point out," he observed loftily, "that there is no such thing as a novelty Hanukkah sweater."

Go ahead. Prove him wrong, you bacon-taunters.

Date: 2012-12-12 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Kaidan pulled on the edges of the sweater. "No," he said meditatively, "But she really likes sweaters."

Joking, but the way he said it, you'd be excused for missing that.

Date: 2012-12-12 06:58 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] always on guard)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"She just doesn't want you to be cold," Jack teased.

But it was a bit chilly to just be wearing pajamas, and he went over to the cupboard to find a sweatshirt. He pulled it on and looked down at his chest in dismay.

"I think I just proved myself wrong about two things at once," he noted. "The island's mad, and there are Hanukkah sweaters. Efficient of me."
Edited Date: 2012-12-12 07:00 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-12-12 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Kaidan snorted softly. "My mom isn't really a, uh, menorah kind of woman," he offered.

Biotic metabolism kicked in at the worst of times, though, and now that he was dressed, he'd hurry past Jack and Emma to the table full of food.

"So how long are you planning to stay around, Emma?"

Date: 2012-12-12 07:20 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([b+w] grin)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"That gives us my birthday and a few days after," Jack told her as he went for his second donut, dripping jam onto the cartoon sweatshirt dreidel. "I was going to have a few people over on Saturday. I'm glad we have a bit."

Date: 2012-12-12 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"I'll make sure to get out of your hair," Kaidan promised, sliding into a seat and heaping on the food.

Somehow he didn't automatically leap to the conclusion he'd be invited to what he expected would be a party full of twenty-year-olds.

"You feeling good about this test?"

Date: 2012-12-12 07:47 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neg] finding you wanting)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"You could stick around during the party if you wanted," Jack told Kaidan, first. It had never occurred to him not to invite his housemate. "And stop bragging, Ems. I still have an economics final myself and I'm not a telepath. Nothing as entertaining as a sex class."

Date: 2012-12-12 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"I'll see," Kaidan said. He couldn't quite keep some surprise from seeping into his voice.

Okay, maybe he wasn't used to being invited to parties in general, shut it.

"And sorry that your biology class turned out to be a biology class," he tacked on to Emma, five seconds later.

Date: 2012-12-12 08:07 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] flirtatious)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
Jack pouted. "What if I demand to be allowed to swing from a chandelier?" he asked. "I am only turning 21 once. There should be something special about it."
Edited Date: 2012-12-12 08:07 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-12-12 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"You can drink alcohol," Kaidan offered automatically.

Or maybe that was another deadpan moment.
Edited Date: 2012-12-12 08:21 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-12-12 08:34 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neg] arrogant)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"And it'll be much more exciting since I waited this long for it," Jack deadpanned back at him.

Stupid American laws.

Date: 2012-12-13 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Or you can have your first boring party to prove you're an adult," Kaidan added.

Date: 2012-12-13 03:00 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] b+w casual)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
Jack snickered. "I think I'll stick to complaining about my joints and teasing Emma for still being a teenager," he decided. "Though even a boring party sounds fine, considering I fill out paperwork for a living."

Date: 2012-12-13 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Don't worry," Kaidan said, between pancake bites. "Sometimes things do get better with age."

Date: 2012-12-13 03:59 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] above in a tie)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"Like what?" Jack asked sincerely. "No sarcasm intended -- I'm curious how things have changed for you."

Date: 2012-12-13 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Stability," Kaidan said. "And I don't necessarily mean the house and a white picket fence kind-- I mean, look at me. But you calm down. You learn from your mistakes, you get better at it. Hormones take a dive down, too."

This was promptly followed by the devouring of a pancake. "These are really good, Emma."

Date: 2012-12-13 05:13 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] b+w casual)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"Please don't make me tell you that it's easier for a woman to say that," Jack requested.

Not that he was looking forward to that side of it. But learning from his mistakes, calming down -- those weren't terrible. He could take some slight neutering in exchange.

By way of changing the subject, he claimed a waffle. "I think I need to move wherever you had the layover," he decided.

Date: 2012-12-13 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Kaidan - the insufferably monogamous practically celibate guy that he was - might've had something to say to that, but it wasn't important enough that he wasn't willing to let it go in favor of pancakes.

"Careful what you wish for," he said. "Most of these Portalocity destinations... they look kind of crazy, and I've only seen the brochure."

Date: 2012-12-13 05:42 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neg] disdainful in jacket)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"Oh, Portalocity's terrifying, but they do sometimes drop you someplace good," Jack told Kaidan pragmatically. "And a vacation sounds fantastic. Maybe next year we'll be in Rome."

The year before, he'd spent the holidays en route to Paris. Anything would be an improvement.

Date: 2012-12-13 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Kaidan shrugged lightly. "I'll take your word for it," he said, equally pragmatic. "Most of what I do is back and forth to Vancouver and Arcturus Station back home. Direct portals, for whatever reason."

Probably an Alliance thing.

Date: 2012-12-13 06:45 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] dark shirt)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"Always," Jack said, offering her his mug.

More pensively, he added, "I think the last time I traveled anywhere special was the trip to Russia."

Date: 2012-12-13 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Last time Kaidan traveled anywhere special was probably...

Well. Right before Shepard died.

The moment the thought crossed his mind, he knew it did Emma's; but he'd ignore it and moved on. Nobody needed him being... well, a downer.

"What'd you do in Russia?" he asked.

Date: 2012-12-13 07:01 pm (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] intense in tan)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"It was right after I got bitten," Jack said, to elucidate a bit more. "Irina was in a position to help Sebastien more than I could just then, and so we went. Though" -- and now his tone lightened --"if I'd known Emma was going to view it as an opportunity to learn scandalous new stories, I might not have brought her."

He totally would have brought her.

Date: 2012-12-13 07:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Kaidan snorted a little. "I've only known Emma for a couple of months," he said, "But, uh... you can't tell me you didn't see that one coming."

And now he felt terribly teenage in a way that almost had him longing back to spending time with Vega of all people.


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