icecoldfrost: (Emma is a bit of a tease...)
Emma Grace Frost ([personal profile] icecoldfrost) wrote2013-04-19 07:11 pm

The Hellfire Club, Emma's New York, Friday Evening.

The message had only said that Jack required distraction, and so Emma had gotten them seats for the most distracting thing available: The Annual New York After-Dark Burlesque Review, hosted at - of course - The Hellfire Club. Because if you were going for decadence, you needed the perfect backdrop.

This wasn't the usual 'gentleman's club' section of the Club, either. New York's finest burlesque artists (and visual artists) were the ones throwing this party; meaning it was utterly gorgeous and equal oggle-tunity for everyone, no matter your personal tastes.

[OOC: For one & SP]
bitten_notshy: ([neu] flirtatious)

[personal profile] bitten_notshy 2013-04-20 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
Jack raised his eyebrows slightly as they came through the door. "You never do things halfway, do you, Ems?"

The truth was this was what he'd needed. Something so far from Fandom that he could pretend none of the horror of the dungeon had been real.
bitten_notshy: ([neg] unimpressed in hat)

[personal profile] bitten_notshy 2013-04-20 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
"You're going to have to explain that one to me," Jack quibbled, bumping her shoulder with his own as he looked for the bar. "Why does being a telepath make you a perfectionist?"
bitten_notshy: ([neg] finding you wanting)

[personal profile] bitten_notshy 2013-04-20 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
"You may do whatever you like to the gentleman, oh almost perfect one," Jack teased. (He wasn't certain Emma was quite as perfect as she thought she was, but he was hardly in the mood to challenge it.) "But a drink is a good start. How's the Scotch?"
bitten_notshy: ([neu] almost never this shy)

[personal profile] bitten_notshy 2013-04-20 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"I thought I did that a few years ago," Jack bantered in return. "Sadly, my ... candy shop is yours even if you smash the chocolates, rob the register, and mix the black jelly beans in with the purple ones."

The last was, of course, the most evil of them all.

He sipped at the scotch when it arrived, cocking an inquisitive eyebrow at Emma. The bartender had served them rather quickly, hadn't he?
bitten_notshy: ([neu] vaguely bemused)

[personal profile] bitten_notshy 2013-04-21 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
Jack coughed a laugh into his fist. "I think you may have confused candy shops with some other kind of store," he informed her, and gestured vaguely toward one of the dancers. "Though I wouldn't mind a good rummage through his sample bins, so to speak."
bitten_notshy: ([neu] b+w casual)

[personal profile] bitten_notshy 2013-04-21 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
"Mmmm. Big, but I have a feeling it might just be pumped up with air," Jack said lightly. He sipped his drink again, enjoying the burn of it as he sought out a table.

"How's that one?" he asked, pointing. "Close enough to watch the chocolates being made, so to speak, but not so close we're likely to be put to work."
bitten_notshy: ([neg] unimpressed in hat)

[personal profile] bitten_notshy 2013-04-21 10:47 am (UTC)(link)
"Maybe it's something they don't do here," Jack said, halfway apologetic. "At home the tables near the stage are the ones where the dancers try to make you part of the show. I'm not in the mood."
bitten_notshy: ([neu] dancing)

[personal profile] bitten_notshy 2013-04-21 06:16 pm (UTC)(link)
"I earned a strip-tease?" Jack asked equally unbothered by the fact they were in public. Really, if someone at Hellfire had nothing better to eavesdrop on that wasn't his problem. "I'm touched. And glad you aren't upset the island kept me out of touch for a week."
bitten_notshy: ([neu] intense in tan)

[personal profile] bitten_notshy 2013-04-21 07:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Jack pouted at her, looking up from under his lashes. "You'd yell at someone who was in a dungeon for a week?"
bitten_notshy: ([neu] trust this face)

[personal profile] bitten_notshy 2013-04-21 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
"It's been that long?" Jack looked genuinely surprised.

And then he remembered he'd opted not to call during sex pollen week because phone sex had felt like a cruel tease, and then he'd been ... otherwise detained.

"Sorry," he said honestly. "The island's been in a mood. The dungoen collected us all overnight."
bitten_notshy: ([neu] dark shirt)

[personal profile] bitten_notshy 2013-04-21 08:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, I was hoping you'd keep me in bed all weekend," Jack said lightly. "But no, no injuries. The thing was just a compilation of the worst of Fandom. I got to play tourist on the version of the island full of vampires."
bitten_notshy: ([neg] arrogant)

[personal profile] bitten_notshy 2013-04-22 02:05 pm (UTC)(link)
"Only saw them from a distance before I took off," Jack admitted. "Didn't seem like the right time to go courting a messy death."

He glanced to her hands. "I'm sorry. I wasn't telling you to upset you."
bitten_notshy: ([neu] dark shirt)

[personal profile] bitten_notshy 2013-04-22 04:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Jack shook his head. "I didn't get that far. Barely did anything, really. Walked into the park, caught a glimpse of a group feeding, found another place to be."

Intrigued, he added, "Did you get to talk to the other you? Or do you have her memories?"

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