On Earth, we find the group spending a months leave for a special human holiday that survives even in this day and age, Christmas. UNSC brass has so graciously provided them with a nice, large multi room apartment building for said month of leave.
We go now to the set date of the morning of December 22nd...
A shrill cry echoed throughout the large apartment, no doubt able to wake everyone up if they were Spartan or human alike.
Caine sighed softly and opened his eyes in his bed, wondering what was the racket about. sitting up he reached for his shirt, putting it on he walked out of his room, down the hall and into the living where Cassidy was pacing frantically. "What is it?" he asked tiredly.
"Caine!" Cass turned on a dime and moved up to him and took his face between her hands and pulled his face down to her and stared into his eyes. "It's the 22nd of december..." she hissed. "Do you realise what this means?"
"No... but i'm sure you're going to tell me..."
"It's three days till Christmas!" Caine closed his eyes to avoid the small bit og saliva that left Cass' mouth. "And we don't have ANYTHING set up! we have to make phone calls! plans! we have to buy presents.. and wrapping paper... and! lots!" she rambled.
Caine raised a brow, wondering if the rest of Team Vector was having this problem.12/9/2010 #1 Report
Kirren walked out of her's and Gustave's room rubbing her eyes in a night gown," What...... is going on out here." the pause was caused by a yawn" i was sleeping." she said in a whiny tone.
Ner"kae walked out of her room in pajamas, she glaring at Cassidy"who dares wake me from my sleep, i need rest for training!"12/9/2010 #2 Report
Gustave mumbled something as he landed face down on the floor as he jerked to the side from the sudden noise. "Ow."
Hahahaha!! Thirteen laughed as he looked at Gustave. Good morning sunshine! The armor said as he slapped his metal knee and laughed.12/9/2010 #3 Report
Cassidy turned to everyone. "How can you all be sleeping!?" she asked in disbelief. "It's December 22nd! three days to Christmas! I don't know about you all..." she gestured around the apartment. "I don't think we're ready!"
Caine massaged his temples slowly.
Darius was in his room, leg hanging off the bed and sheet tangled up around him, snooring openly, apparently having not been woken.12/9/2010 #4 Report
Joelle emerged from her room in a tank top and shorts, leaving her daughter sleeping in much the same fashion as Darius. The little girl could sleep through a Covenant glassing. She closed the door behind her, approaching the group. "What's going on?"12/9/2010 #5 Report
Kirren walked over to Cassidy and grabbed a hold of her, shaking her back and forth"calm down!!!! It's amazing enouph that you came back from the dead, you don't need to give yourself a heart attack worrying about decorations!!!!" she finished yelling at her and went to the kitchen to get a cup of orange juice,"besides, me and Ner went and got the decorations last night. so stop fussing and eat something." she said in a motherly voice.12/9/2010 #6 Report
"And you didn't set them?!" Cassidy cried, turning and then saying something. "Where the hell is Darius?"
"His room..." Caine replied flatly. "Where else?"
Cassidy stomped down the hall, turned and almost kicked a door open.
"Darius!" came the female spartans voice from the doorway. "Gte your lazy butt up!"
"Oh wow... I always knew I would wake up to you over me."
Caine could just hear the sly grin in the other Gamma's words.
There was a loud smack and a louder. "Pervert!" before Cassidy stomped back to the living and said. "Gte moving! set stuff up!" she gestured around. "Move it people!"12/9/2010 #7 Report
Kirren looked at her lazily,"i'm drinking oj!" she said to her as she drank a cup of orange juice.12/9/2010 #8 Report
Joelle sighed and rubbed her forehead. "Alright, Cassidy, we can spend today decorating for Christmas. But I think we should all have something to eat first, so we have energy." She walked through the group tothe kitchen, muttering, "Geeze, I didn't even know Spartans knew what Christmas was" as she started making coffee.12/9/2010 #9 Report
Gustave got up from the ground and left the room with nothing but some pants on and his dog-tags over his neck as his hair was messy. "It's too early to worry about this stuff."
Why do you even celebrate Christmas anyway? It is pointless. Thirteen said as he leaned against a wall and looked at the apartment that they were in.
"You say that beacue you always get coal."
It's BS and you know it!! The armor yelled as he glared at Gustave. That fat man wouldn't know naughty even if he walked into an adult store!!12/9/2010 #10 Report
kirren stared at Gustave as Ner'kae dug in the fridge for somthing good to eat, eventually pulling out a whole chicken and walking to the table to eat it. Kirren giggled,"sweety, your talking to your self again."12/9/2010 #11 Report
"Fine..." Cassidy grumlbed with her stomach. "First food, then preporation..." she walked over to the kitchen.
Caine sat down on the couch, then watched as Darius left his room, hair messed and red eyes half lidded in a pair of shorts and a loose tank top, sitting next to Caine the Gamma said. "Morning boss man..." turning to face the Beta spartan and show off the bright red handmark on his right cheek.
"Was that little joke worth the cheek?" Caine replied dully.
"Totally..." Darius grinned.12/9/2010 #12 Report
Ner'kae looked up from her chicken and looked at Darius and smiled," if that had been a female of my kind , you'd probally wouldn't have a head," with that she chuckled and began to eat her chicken again.12/9/2010 #13 Report
Darius quickly formed a retort. "Are these the same females who allow any man to bed them simply because they can swing a glowing sword around?" he asked with a mockingly innocent grin.12/9/2010 #14 Report
Yeah sweety you're talking to yourself. Thirteen mockingly said to Gustave as he entered the kitchen.
"My chicken!" He said as he wanted to get a piece of that chicken. "Damn you!!"12/9/2010 #15 Report
Caine stepped up to the table, having no idea how to cook he simply waited to see if he wouldbe served.
Darius stayed at the couch for fear of Cassidy.
Cassidy was fidgeting in her seat nervously, clearly she was distressed about not making the place Christmas-y in time.12/9/2010 #16 Report
Kirren called from in the kitchen" says the man who tried that and got his ass kicked by three elite woman." she laughed which was joined byNer. ner then stopped lauphing and glared at Gustave"this dead roasted bird is mine," she put her arms around it defensively" and you will leave it be."12/9/2010 #17 Report
Joelle took a mug of coffee and disappeared into her room. A few minutes later she reappeared, now dressed in jeans and T-shirt with a nine year old girl who wore the same. Joelle poured herself another mug of coffe. "Alright, do I need to cook something?"12/9/2010 #18 Report
"Yes, please..." Caine replied to Joelle. "That would be appreciated." he added.
Darius nodded. "yeah! I'm afraid either of the three girls will poison me, but you don't look the type to poison people... more shoot them!"
Cassidy turned, glared and said. "Shut up! before I shoved this frok down your throat!"
"Did you sleep at all last night?" Caine asked, raising a brow.
"No! I was up pacing!"12/9/2010 #19 Report
Joelle raised an eyebrow, wondering if Darius realized she was female as well...thn she turned and started making pancakes with Lizzy's help. A few minutes later, she had pancakes and eggs cooking.12/9/2010 #20 Report
Caine waited patiently, hands neatly on the table and eyes forward even though he was hungry.
Darius however... "Are they done yet?!" he called from the living room.12/9/2010 #21 Report
Kirren had finished her oj and was relaxing in the living room with every one else. she turned to Darius and said"be patient, be happy that she's is cooking breakfast."12/10/2010 #22 Report
"Give me a piece of that chicken Ner!" Gustave ordered the female Elite as he wanted a piece of that fowl and by all the stars in heaven he is going to have a piece. "This isn't funny, I claimed a piece of it."
Thirteen was sitting on a stool, laughing at Gustave as he threatened the Elite that was guarding her meal. I don't think she heard you. He mockingly said as he spun around in his seat as he waited to see what would happen next.12/10/2010 #23 Report
Ner'kae stood up and held the chicken above her, out of reach gustave." i have claimed this fairly, so no chicken for you!" she said in a teasing tone as she at a piece of it to mess with him.12/10/2010 #24 Report
Oh, those sound like fighting words. Thirteen whispered into Gustave's left ear as his visor looked at Ner'kae that held their food from them. You know what must be done.
Almost on cue Gustave tackled Ner'kae on her midsection and knocked her down to the ground. Once they both hit the ground the chicken slid across the ground which the Spartan got off the Elite and crawled for his prize.12/10/2010 #25 Report
Ner'kae front flipped off the floor and onto gustave's back. She then flipped forward and grabbed the chicken and landed in the hall on the other side of the table" mine!!!" she ran down the hall into her room.12/10/2010 #26 Report
So close, yet so far. Thirteen told Gustave as he laughed at his misfortune. Better luck next time Gustave.
"Shut it." Gustave mumbled as he flipped onto his back and looked at the ceiling as he sulked there. "I never get what I want." He said as he crossed his arms and slightly pouted a bit.
Oh I'm sorry, are you a Spartan or a little girl? Thirteen continued to mock him as he was looking at him as he laid down on the ceiling.12/10/2010 #27 Report
Ner came in and placed the plate of chicken in gustave's side," here you can have the rest," nothing was left except all the dark meat" this birds appendage meat sickens me and you tried hard, you deserve this much." she walked off And sat down cross legged to watch the 750th anniversary of rudolph the red nosed raindeer.12/10/2010 #28 Report
"Score!!" Gustave said as he took the plate then ran up the stairs and entered Kirren and his's room then began to ravinously began to eat the chicken.
Shesh, how about actually chewing your food. Thirteen said in disgust at how the man was eating.
"Shut it!" The Spartan said with his mouth filled with food as he sat on the soft bed with the curtains still closed and the rest of his clothing scattered all ver the floor.12/10/2010 #29 Report
Lizzy giggled at Ner and Gustavee's antics while Joelle transferred the food to plates and set one on the table for everyone. She and her daughter then sat down and began to eat breakfast.12/10/2010 #30 Report