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Clad in his finest suit, Topher was halfway through a Mountain Dew and trying to decide whether or not he knew the way out of the park when his phone rang.

"Go for Brink." The person on the other end of the line sounded urgent, so Topher took a sip of soda. No, more like a slurp. "No, I'm not at my -- I'm not at my desk, Boyd." He waved a hand, bored with the response he got. "What do you mean, 'what do you mean?' I'm. Not at. My desk. Am I speaking Swahili?"

Boyd spoke Swahili, apparently. "Of course you do. Listen, Boyd, I'm off today. I know! First time for everything, right? So whatever you need, talk to Ivy. No, really. I've got a feed of my office straight to my phone and I can't wait to see her face when you --" He held his phone away from his ear, examining it. "And... you hung up. Okay. Bye, Boyd! Have fun with Echo!"

Okay, he was talking to the empty park right now. That was sketchy. He should stop that.

Topher ended the call, swiped around on his phone, and pulled up that office feed. Sure enough, there was Ivy, fidgeting as she paced around the office, clearly intimidated by the power that came with being in charge of things for the first time since being hired. It was entrancing.

[[open park!]]

Date: 2013-06-15 04:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] selfhelphero
There were a lot of things in Fandom that were unfamiliar to Billy, even though it hadn't been that long since his last visit, so spotting a familiar face as he made his way through the park definitely made him grin. "Topher! Are you actually away from work? Is that even allowed?"

Date: 2013-06-15 06:27 pm (UTC)
selfhelphero: ([old] totes empathetic!)
From: [personal profile] selfhelphero
"If the world starts to fall apart, someone will text me," Billy said. "It's more constant vigilance than actual work. We have a lot of good scientists keeping things going." Hint hint, Topher.

Date: 2013-06-15 08:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] selfhelphero
"Teddy's good," Billy said, grinning in an instant because he had not become less dorky since graduation either. "You should definitely take more time off at some point and come visit. It might be good for you."

Date: 2013-06-15 09:15 pm (UTC)
selfhelphero: ([old] sorcerer face!)
From: [personal profile] selfhelphero
"Oh yes, it's a dream I have regularly," Billy deadpanned. "I'm more worried that you don't get out enough, and believe me, when someone who never gets a day off tells you you're not relaxing enough, I think it means something."

Date: 2013-06-15 10:44 pm (UTC)
selfhelphero: ([old] oh really now?)
From: [personal profile] selfhelphero
"You're... what?" Billy asked, not certain that whatever Topher was talking about was cool at all. "Do you have something in your head?"

Re: NFB

Date: 2013-06-15 11:48 pm (UTC)
selfhelphero: ([old] sorcerer face!)
From: [personal profile] selfhelphero
"Like, one of your residents?" He couldn't call them dolls, he just couldn't. "They can do that?"

Re: NFB

Date: 2013-06-16 02:19 am (UTC)
selfhelphero: ([old] oh really now?)
From: [personal profile] selfhelphero
"Can they do that if you're there? Like, have two of you?"

Billy, why would you give Topher ideas like that?

Re: NFB

Date: 2013-06-16 03:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] selfhelphero
"Nope," Billy said quickly, because he was a married man. "I was just, you know, wondering. I'm still trying to understand how it all works."

Re: NFB

Date: 2013-06-16 04:24 am (UTC)
selfhelphero: ([old] sorcerer face!)
From: [personal profile] selfhelphero
"Except it wouldn't be Teddy," Billy said quietly. "Not really. It's like... like photocopying money. It might look really good, but it's just not the same."

Re: NFB

Date: 2013-06-16 03:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] selfhelphero
That was very much TMI, and Billy might have even made a weirded out face before he could stop himself. "You don't think that's a little weird, maybe? To rearrange someone's body like that?"

Date: 2013-06-15 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Heading across the park on her way back to Efferton Manor, Kenzi spotted Topher and made a bee-line toward him.

"You! Jerk-face!" She was laughing, though. "You never call, you never write..."

Date: 2013-06-15 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Because I'm somewhere I gotta stay radio silent, that's why." Tackle-hug! "Doofus. I didn't even know you were coming, or I'd have offered you a place to stay... and I'm pretty sure that wouldn't have worked out, so just as well."

Date: 2013-06-15 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Kenzi snickered and let go, bouncing on her toes. "Of course it does. So, how goes the inventing and destruction... and what is on that hand-held right there?"

Date: 2013-06-15 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Ahahahah!" Kenzi was teetering with giggles, and she poked her nose close to the screen. "Nice office! And nice nanny-cam. Mouse-cam? Whatever, why did you let her know where you kept the food?" Heeeee.

Date: 2013-06-15 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Been a while since we've been in person, hasn't it?" Kenzi was mostly amused by that, so the poking in the arm was just reflex. "Look, 3D! With tactile sensors!" Heh. "Let's seeeee, um, hey, had we gotten official foster parent status the last time I talked to you?"

Date: 2013-06-15 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"You never read your mail at all, do you?" No, of course not. "Hmm, me and Bo and Toby. We took over Efferton Manor, a while ago, got it rebuilt. That old wreck near the Rocky Bits?" Kenzi was looking very pleased with herself. "And aside from mine and Toby's two, we've got four fosters right now. Human and fae and mutant."

Date: 2013-06-15 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Oh, Topher. Heh. Then again, this was Kenzi, so, fair point.

"Foster means they stay for a good long while." Kenzi grinned at him. "I feed them sugar and make sure they know they're safe, Bo and Toby do the rules thing. And oh God, don't even talk to me about weird weekends. Have you ever tried to herd flying ponies?"

Yeah, that one had been... special.

Date: 2013-06-15 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Adorable horribleness. Yeah, so anyway, family life: good. Professional life: awesome." Heh. "And how 'bout you? Boyfriend? Girlfriend? Assistant I saw, along with what looked like an electronic dartboard... seriously?"

Date: 2013-06-15 09:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Awwwwww! What's her naaaame?" Kenzi teased. "And what's she doing with you?"

Date: 2013-06-15 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Kenzi rolled her eyes, then grinned. "Same work as you? That you will not divulge details of? C'moooon."

Date: 2013-06-15 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Someday," Kenzi threatened. "Someday, someone's gonna pay me enough to break into your work place. And eat your chips. Juuuust wait."

Date: 2013-06-15 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Kenzi cackled with glee. "I'll leave you his keycard on your desk when I'm done."

Date: 2013-06-15 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
"Reeeally? Hunh. Maybe I should recruit one of those." Kenzi grinned at him. "What's the uptight buzzkill's name?"

Date: 2013-06-15 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] regretiz4suckas.livejournal.com
Kenzi hummed in amusement. No harm in trying.

"Some-day. Someday. Meantime, bring Bennett to the next one of these things, girl deserves to hear all the dirt."

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