devola: (Deskwork)
Devola ☾ デボル ([personal profile] devola) wrote in [community profile] tvklogs2012-01-12 08:59 pm
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Real coffee. From the hills of Columbia...

Who: Devola, Gaignun
What: A cuppa and some conversation
When: January 12th, noon-ish.
Where: A coffeehouse. (I'll make up a lame name for it when the Player Locations post returns ~)
Rating: PG, maybe PG-13 if someone feels a bit profane.


It had been something of a long time coming. Between differing work schedules and Devola's simple, easily-distracted nature taking front seattime temporarily becoming monopolized by a miniature onslaught of "new" technology to play with, well... Just sitting down and having a pleasant chat with someone (who she'd previously discussed doing so with) had been far too delayed.

In any case, inspiration had struck. By and large, there weren't many better ways to spend a chilly day than with a warm drink and some pleasant conversation, and -- being winter in a place where seasons actually changed -- every day in Prospero had been a chilly one for quite some time.

So, earlier in the morning she'd sent an invitation to Gaignun. They'd checked for matching breaks within their respective schedules and had lucked out, arranging to meet at one of the coffee houses dotting Prospero's shopping district during lunch...
namedforcat: (A quiet moment)

[personal profile] namedforcat 2012-01-13 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
Gaignun was one of those people that liked being a little bit early to appointments. Sure his schedule did not always allow it, and sometimes to make the proper impression he had to be late, but when left to his own devices he preferred being early. Devola was a meeting for pleasure and not business, so he could do what he liked.

And so he settled down in a table by the window to wait for her, a cup of dark roast in his hand. It was black with a half packet of sugar hidden away in the bottom.
namedforcat: (last smile you see is on the tv screen)

[personal profile] namedforcat 2012-01-13 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
"Hello there Devola, and I think we've still got a few minutes yet before 'afternoon' is appropriate. A chilly day isn't it? I wouldn't be surprised if we got snow sooner rather then later if this keeps up. How are things at the library?" He asked, waiting a little bit so that she could get that scarf off before she was expected to answer.

A little bit cold himself, he wrapped both hands around his own coffee cup to take the next sip.
namedforcat: (head tilt)

[personal profile] namedforcat 2012-01-13 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
"Permanent residents huh? I wonder if newcomers like us just push them out. No, that can't be right, this city is more then large enough for us and them I'm sure." He sighed and set the cup down to turn his attention more fully to her.

"The first in a long time huh? That's right, you said your home was a constantly pleasant climate. I didn't get to see it much myself but I rather liked what little of it I got."
namedforcat: (home sweet home)

[personal profile] namedforcat 2012-01-13 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
"I agree. It doesn't look like this town was depopulated through conflict, so I assume it was a slow out, and a slower back in." He said, smiling a little at her shrug.

"There's quite a bit we don't know about this place, so maybe we should stick to what we do know." After all, that was the true purpose of this conversation wasn't it? Their mutual curiosity about each others homes.

"Snow...Like I said I enjoy it, but Jr. prefers sunshine and likes to take the environmental controls with him so I rarely get to play with it."
namedforcat: (Reassuring Smile)

[personal profile] namedforcat 2012-01-13 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
"It's actually not as far fetched as you'd think. My home is the size of a large city, big enough to warrant its own beach, but it's also on a space station. Everything is artificial there, including the weather." Gaignun answered, smiling a little as he thought about the foundation.

"The Foundation was created as a safe place for people to go if they had no where else to go. It was beautiful there, we tried to make it as close to Lost Jerusalem as we could with the architecture so it was quite a bit like Prospero in that respect."
namedforcat: (Please continue)

[personal profile] namedforcat 2012-01-13 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
"The foundation only took a couple of years, less then ten." However, this was mainly because they had had secret military funding behind them. Still, it was his home, his pride and joy, and he loved it. "We had a lot of help however from the Miltian government, and we've retained those close ties. I run it as co-director with my brother." He sees no need to say 'adopted son', as that charade is really not applicable here.

"It was an ambitious project, sure, but well worth it."
namedforcat: (Troll Smile)

[personal profile] namedforcat 2012-01-13 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
"You have to remember that where I'm from, we're at least 4000 years in this place's future. Terra-forming, space stations, ships capable of interstellar travel are all common place." A thought occurred to him and he had to laugh.

"If you think that's impressive, you should have seen the Durandal. It's a huge spaceship, but it could dock in the foundation and acted like a skyscraper when Jr wasn't out blowing things up with it."
namedforcat: (last smile you see is on the tv screen)

[personal profile] namedforcat 2012-01-13 05:27 am (UTC)(link)
"The nicer ones are. Most of the space stations are dock colonies that don't pretend they're cities. We spent extra on making the Foundation as close to a planet as possible." He said, pride very evident in his voice.

"And the Durandal wasn't really Jr's personal ship, he just treated it like that because he could." The pride changed to fondness. "But watching the Durandal dock is a wondrous sight. I wish I could show it to you. When it's at the foundation it serves as my office."
namedforcat: (Troll Smile)

[personal profile] namedforcat 2012-01-13 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
Gaignun nodded. "You would be about right. Judging from some of the sci-fi books available here, they seem to be what people from this time expect."

He grinned back at her. "The Durandal is Jr's favorite toy aside from his weaponry. It's so big that it's almost a community in it's own right, albeit a small one." The Durandal was also loaded with enough weaponry to make huge raids on U-TIC ships but Gaignun wasn't going to go into that just yet.
Edited 2012-01-13 05:47 (UTC)
namedforcat: (listening)

[personal profile] namedforcat 2012-01-13 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
"Yes, humans have colonized many planets by my time, with the Federation's capital being on one called Fifth Jerusalem. The Federation is basically the government system that ties all of the planets together, however there are some autonomous ones, like Milita, and a few other organizations. The Federation is the largest however." He said, taking another sip of his coffee. He didn't want it to go cold after all.

"However, in the process of all this expansion, the exact location of 'Lost Jerusalem', IE Earth was lost to us."
namedforcat: (feeling blue)

[personal profile] namedforcat 2012-01-13 06:32 am (UTC)(link)
"So we did." He said chuckling a bit.

He watched her drink her coffee while he thought about his answer to her next comment. "The Federation is about as loved as any government, which is to say either too much or not at all. But everyone has their own agenda's. What about you? What's the social structure in your home?"
namedforcat: (Reassuring Smile)

[personal profile] namedforcat 2012-01-13 06:41 am (UTC)(link)
"So you function more like the dock colonies and the outer planets, they play lip service to the Federation and pretty much run themselves." He said, weighing her words carefully.

"Popola and Devola...I guess there's no escaping naming schemes. What's your town like with her running it?"
namedforcat: (head tilt)

[personal profile] namedforcat 2012-01-13 07:02 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm glad to hear that even in your world, literature is valued. Almost everything is electronic back home, but paper copies are rare and valued by most." He said, smiling at the memories of him and Jr fighting over one rare book or another.

"Shades? I remember you mentioning them briefly before, but you didn't get enough time to explain."

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