damncompass: doing paperwork (Science to do)
Joshua Donovan ([personal profile] damncompass) wrote2013-12-21 08:11 pm

Late December 2012; The Warehouse

It's one of those days, where everything in the Warehouse is going pretty well.

People are around, doing inventory, prepping reports, and above everything, there's a cheerful static ball or two zipping down the aisles.

Joshua's in his lab, fussing with this and that, not really making any progress, but amusing himself in the process.
claudiometer: Claud and Joshua wearing their Christmas shirts (ain't no party like a Donovan party)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-22 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
Claudia, meanwhile, just picked up this year's round of Christmas shirts.
And a gag gift for Joshua that she feels like delivering now. Knock knock.
claudiometer: thumbs up (I approve this message)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-22 01:24 am (UTC)(link)
"Good to know."
Claudia comes in and hands Joshua a box. "Happy early Christmas for you. Only person who's getting two packages day-of is Steve, and that's because he doesn't have an 'Artifact that almost killed me' shirt yet."
claudiometer: holding sunglasses (deal with it dot gif)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-22 01:33 am (UTC)(link)
Claudia shrugs. "No rush, man. Just figured I'd bring this in now."
(If he does open it, he'll find a shirt: WHY IS LARA CROFT POINTING A TESLA AT ME?

Why, no, she doesn't plan on letting him live that down any time soon. Why do you ask?)
claudiometer: grinning, text: annoying Gentile (annoying Gentile)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-22 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
"I knew you'd like it!"
:D :D :D :D :D
claudiometer: looking up from a case file (o rly?)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-22 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Claudia shrugs. "I was expecting it to be a work shirt. Or a PJ shirt. HG would fall asleep eventually."
claudiometer: side-facing surprisedface (well that's not good)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-22 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
"Me too."

Naturally, the moment's interrupted by that fucking scarab poking through the floor. "...Oh god donut. Is the box in here?"
claudiometer: action face! (it's a lion get in the car)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-22 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
"The ovoid maybe? I don't know!"
The last time she heard about anyone trying to catch it was while they were in Fredericksburg. But you bet she's trying now. In the absence of the box, a static bag will have to do.
claudiometer: arms crossed, wearing sunglasses (future's so bright I gotta wear shades)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-23 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
"I think so? And I think we're being laughed at. Just go get the damn box, will you, Mister Teleportation?"
Normally she wouldn't encourage him, but she's got the higher Dex stat anyway. Better that she stays here and tries to catch the little fucker.
claudiometer: peering around a wall (move silently check)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-23 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
"Got it!"
The static bag is twitching. She was on the point of dumping it in a vat of goo.
claudiometer: shifty face is shifty (>_>)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-23 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
"You and me both."
Maybe they should just put it in the box? But if he thinks goo's a good plan Claudia's willing to go with it.
claudiometer: wearing ovoid-quarantine glasses (rhinestone shades or cheap sunglasses)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-23 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
"What the hell is so funny about this damn scarab, anyway?"

The static ball buzzes cheerfully, but (to Claudia, anyway) totally incomprehensibly.
claudiometer: confused face (what are do)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-23 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
She takes the box, and eyes her brother for a moment. "How the hell did you understand that?"
claudiometer: dubious face (:/)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-24 12:09 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, I can tell we're being laughed at, but... no? --Get over here, you fucker."
She lunges for the scarab.
claudiometer: looking up (iiinteresting)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-24 12:20 am (UTC)(link)
"God donut."
Claudia puts the lid back on the box, sets it on Joshua's desk, and eyes the static ball. "Can't you make the damn thing hold still?"
The static ball buzzes for a while.
"...Yeah, I still got nothin'."
claudiometer: eyeroll, text: bitch please (bitch please)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-24 12:28 am (UTC)(link)
"If you say so." Which of them she's saying that to is hard to tell.
"How long have you been talking to her, anyway?"
claudiometer: current!Claud with Joshua (modern family)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-24 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
"Huh. You're going and learning new tricks on me."
The static ball buzzes again.
"Well, maybe if you'd slow down a little I could... catch... oh."
claudiometer: holding jars of stuff (weighing options)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-24 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
"Oh, shut up."
The static ball buzzes some more. "I... think she said to put goo on it?"
claudiometer: shifty face is shifty (>_>)

[personal profile] claudiometer 2013-12-26 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
"If it was that easy it'd be an Artifact in its own right."