bitten_notshy: ([neu] smarter than he lets on)
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Jack hadn't intended to move in with Emma quite yet. But as his friends left, the island started feeling less like home. And as the island felt less like home, he was less inclined to excuse its inconveniences. (Eggnog out of the faucet was much less charming the tenth time around.) So he'd started spending more time in New York, where the only problem he ever had in the shower was when a slayer-in-training "borrowed" his shampoo.

When he found himself regularly skipping work at the Devil's Nest with the excuse nobody really wanted to drink on a Monday night, he had to admit it was time for a change.

It was his last semester in law school; arranging an internship near Emma's house and a class schedule that would let him commute to Baltimore once a week or so was trivial. So he gave Eric two weeks notice. (Tiny seemed happy.) And when the time came to renew his lease on the house in Fandom, he didn't.

Emma would never be so needy as to admit she wanted him there. But she not only hadn't kicked him out, she had even cleared a little space in her closet for him. That, more than the wedding magazines hidden deep in her bookshelf, reassured him that they were playing for keeps.

After he unpacked his home office, he sat down at the desk to send a few emails and make some calls with the news. It might be nice if people knew where he lived.

[OOC: Open for calls, texts, etc. If you think you got a message from him, you did.]

Date: 2017-01-17 05:46 pm (UTC)
icecoldfrost: (beautiful blue-eyed girl)
From: [personal profile] icecoldfrost
There was the lightest of tapping against the edges of his mind. <<The girls just discovered I gave the chef the entire week off, and are fighting over ordering pizza or Chinese,>> Emma informed him silently, once she had ascertained he wasn't actually in the middle of a call. <<I don't think they realize this house is not a democracy.>>

There was one Queen, thank you very much.

<<Preferences, darling?>>

Date: 2017-01-17 09:03 pm (UTC)
icecoldfrost: (a shadow of something whole)
From: [personal profile] icecoldfrost
<<I'm spoiling us not them. Also, if I don't give the chef week long vacations occasionally, I risk burning them out trying to feed this unruly mob.>> To be fair, they ate a lot. <<I'll tell the girls it's Chinese unless they want to pay for it themselves, and they have ten minuets to figure out what they're ordering.>>

Emma wasn't above letting them resort to PB&J for a night if they couldn't work as a team.

<< One Mongolian beef with hot and sour soup for the gentleman. Almond cookies?>>

Date: 2017-01-17 09:47 pm (UTC)
icecoldfrost: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icecoldfrost
<<I'm just upstairs,>> she replied, mental voice laced with amusement. <<I wasn't going to shout across the whole house for you.>>

That would be tacky.

Still, a few moments later footsteps could be heard down the hall, and there was actual, physical, knocking on his door. "Dare I disturb the inner sanctum?"

Date: 2017-01-18 01:04 am (UTC)
icecoldfrost: (considering)
From: [personal profile] icecoldfrost
"Don't be ridiculous," Emma scoffed, grinning at him as he opened the door. "A person's office is their private professional space, and I wouldn't dream of intruding unless you'd locked yourself in for a week on a project, and really, I'd send the girls as a threat, first."

Date: 2017-01-18 02:40 am (UTC)
icecoldfrost: (a shadow of something whole)
From: [personal profile] icecoldfrost
"The only way I'd let you spend that much time in a Starbucks is if you were bringing me bribes," she said, making a face. "I shall only deploy them in a case of utmost emergency, then."

Emma adored her Slayerettes. She happened to like Jack more.

Date: 2017-01-18 03:04 am (UTC)
icecoldfrost: (cherry lips and)
From: [personal profile] icecoldfrost
"Goodness no. Candy's the one that goes along with my madcap shopping trips," Emma said, stepping in to his personal space and placing a hand on his chest. "If, say, you hadn't slept in a real bed for a week because of a case. That's an emergency."

Date: 2017-01-18 07:28 pm (UTC)
icecoldfrost: (Decadent Emma)
From: [personal profile] icecoldfrost
"You won't be any good to your clients without sleep," Emma chided. "--or if you're crabby from a crick in your neck from falling asleep at your desk."

"I'm mandating a rule, Mr. Priest. Three hours of sleep a night in a real bed, at least three nights a week. Don't be me."

Though at least these days Emma usually fell asleep on the settee in their library, not at her office.

Date: 2017-01-18 10:45 pm (UTC)
icecoldfrost: (Emma is a bit of a tease...)
From: [personal profile] icecoldfrost
"If you're lucky," she teased, looking him over like a particularly tasty treat. "Or if I'm lucky. Are you sure your fiancee won't mind?"

Emma Grace Frost, behave.

Date: 2017-01-17 08:55 pm (UTC)
vanillajello: (Coffee means happiness.)
From: [personal profile] vanillajello
emma's gonna ooooown yooooou, bro

Kate's way of showing her love had not changed over the years. Neither had her lack of proper capitalization in texts, apparently.

Date: 2017-01-17 09:03 pm (UTC)
vanillajello: (Smiling old school.)
From: [personal profile] vanillajello
valid point.

Well, they'd all gone to high school together. So, she knew.

and i'm all for emma's life being as convenient as possible

Date: 2017-01-17 09:55 pm (UTC)
vanillajello: (Smiling old school.)
From: [personal profile] vanillajello
nope. should i?

She was teasing, obviously.

Date: 2017-01-17 10:26 pm (UTC)
vanillajello: (Coffee means happiness.)
From: [personal profile] vanillajello
Kate was the worst kind of trendsetter. It continued to make her brother's brain hurt.

i shoooould, she agreed. i was just telling eric about how i don't go out enough.

Telling, whining at, same thing.

Date: 2017-01-18 06:33 pm (UTC)
vanillajello: (Coffee means happiness.)
From: [personal profile] vanillajello
kinda same old same old & boring. but someone said i should take up training the new recruits cuz the old broad who trained me is retiring

Kate had been pretty sure the lady would keep terrorizing young flight attendant hopefuls until she died, but apparently not.

Date: 2017-01-18 07:43 pm (UTC)
vanillajello: (View from behind.)
From: [personal profile] vanillajello
idk yet. it's tempting, and i did already teach stuff in fandom...

But it also seemed like kind of a big jump.

Yes, even though she'd been working there for basically way too many years already.

Date: 2017-01-18 09:33 pm (UTC)
vanillajello: (Coffee means happiness.)
From: [personal profile] vanillajello
& it's not like bunny ever taught us a ton of shit anyway, i could probably even do better than her

There'd been a tough love approach. Minus the love.

Date: 2017-01-19 09:47 am (UTC)
vanillajello: (Smiling old school.)
From: [personal profile] vanillajello
she's the most terrifying bunny i ever met tho

That was... really neither here nor there.

idk i'll think it over. haven't even told bod yet

Date: 2017-01-19 06:27 pm (UTC)
vanillajello: (Coffee means happiness.)
From: [personal profile] vanillajello
still far too good and english for me to deserve him

That whole 'smitten' thing wasn't going away, it seemed.

Date: 2017-01-19 08:11 pm (UTC)
vanillajello: (View from behind.)
From: [personal profile] vanillajello
we've done alright, haven't we?

No, she didn't mean herself and Bod. She meant herself and Jack. And was thinking back to where they'd started.

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