realmrsreynolds: (Milliways is weird so you have to laugh)
Sallie Abigail Reynolds ([personal profile] realmrsreynolds) wrote2013-06-16 09:17 pm

Sallie and Splinter.

Splinter celebrated Father's Day in his own subdued way (the only one with a tiki mask was Mike; it was a calm affair), and now Sallie and Splinter are outside by the lake in a slide-rocker patio bench.

"I think we need an adventure. Don't you think?"
mnr_splinter: (Human Pensive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-17 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
But...but quiet, Sallie. Things are finally quiet. And peaceful. Tranquil even.

And yet, when he turns towards her and sees that smile Splinter can't help but melt a little inside.

"What kind of adventure are you suggesting, exactly."
mnr_splinter: (Human Impassive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-17 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
"A pro-active adventure," he says stoically, as if considering any of a multitude of options. Truth be told he hasn't a solid one in his mind at all.

Until...

"We should wrestle a bear."

There is not a snowball's chance in hell he's serious about that, no matter how straight faced he might be while suggesting it.
mnr_splinter: (Human Unsure)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-17 08:10 pm (UTC)(link)










He has no answer for that.
mnr_splinter: (Human Pensive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-17 08:31 pm (UTC)(link)
"Indeed," is all he says, when he's finally able to snap his jaw back into place from where it was on the ground.

And then, in an effort to steer the conversation away from himself...

"Perhaps if we turned our attention to your frame of mind when you presented the idea of an adventure we might be able to discover what sort of adventure would suffice?"
mnr_splinter: (Human Pensive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-17 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"We are quite spoiled for choice, that is for certain."

He pauses to take a sip of his tea.

"Shall we make a list?"
mnr_splinter: (Human Unsure)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-17 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Give him a second to parse the meaning in that particular turn of phrase.
Then...give him another moment to get the blush under control.

"You know that bluffs of that sort are begging to be called, yes?"
mnr_splinter: (Human Impassive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-17 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
He takes her hand in his, presses a chaste kiss upon her fingers, and then does his best to keep his voice as stoic and dignified as possible.

"Only that Michaelangelo will insist upon it for no other reason to fulfill a lifelong dream of being a flower girl.

Or perhaps Matron of Honor."
mnr_splinter: (Human Pensive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-17 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"Too much of an adventure?" he raises a single eyebrow in her direction.
mnr_splinter: (Human Unsure)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-17 09:33 pm (UTC)(link)
And here he was thinking just of a Mike Designed Bachelorette Party, but her reaction seems to indicate she was thinking elsewhere.

Oh.

"Yes, that might be wise."

There were days when had complete control of every conversation he found himself in. Those days are now few and far between.

"Warm or cold?"
mnr_splinter: (Human Pensive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-17 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
"I can attest that with a properly functioning heating system the winter-time can be quiet enjoyable."

Without it, however...less so. Even with fur.

"Elsewhere, I think. I have only ever been to Earth, Tortall, and the Nexus."
mnr_splinter: (Human Impassive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-17 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
"No you have not, and the oversight has wounded me deeply."
mnr_splinter: (Human Talking)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-17 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Splinter's faux-insult seems mollified by these plans.

"As delighted as I am, surely returning to Shadow is not quite what you had in mind in terms of adventure."
mnr_splinter: (Human Smile)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-18 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
"Agreed. So what do we have on the list thus far? Warm, not Earth, situations that would inspire Michaelangelo to host a party in your honor..."
mnr_splinter: (Human Talking)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-18 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
"Sometimes having unlimited options is just as limiting as having none to speak of."

mnr_splinter: (Human Smile)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-18 12:38 am (UTC)(link)
He stills her hand by placing his own on top of it.

"No Sallie, it is I who should be thanking you."
mnr_splinter: (Human Pensive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-18 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
"It is I who should be thanking you for giving me a reason to be adventurous in the first place."
mnr_splinter: (Human Smile)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-18 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
"Turnabout is fair play."

Someone is awfully pleased with themselves.
mnr_splinter: (Human Impassive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2013-06-18 01:04 am (UTC)(link)
He's not laughing. He's not. Oh he very much wants to, but he isn't. Instead he just rises to his feet, a slight smug smile on his lips.
mnt_mike: (Less than pleased)

[personal profile] mnt_mike 2013-06-18 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
It doesn't look as though he's moving, but he must be because Sallie and Splinter are greeted with the exact same view of him no matter where they stand.
mnt_mike: (Bar)

[personal profile] mnt_mike 2013-06-18 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
If you think he's bad now, you should have been here when you said he couldn't be Maid of Honor.