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Mr. Danya
Joined: February 22nd, 2013, 1:59 am

February 1st, 2018, 6:37 pm #1

Sometimes, when her head got too full of thoughts, Dolly just paced back and forth in her room. She would abandon whatever she was doing for a couple of minutes at a time to walk from her window to her bathroom door - the larger upstairs bedroom had an in-suite which Dolly had all to herself. Sometimes she would stop to look at herself in the mirror, adjusting her hair, making sure that her makeup wasn't faded or smeared. Long ago, years ago, her parents would sometimes come up to her room to see what she was doing, but the rest of the family had well gotten used to the occasional sound of muffled footsteps creaking back and forth from Dolly's bedroom.

She said that it helped her focus, but it might have been more truthful to say that it helped her get her mind off of things for a minute or two, clear away all the cobwebs before she could return to whatever she was actually supposed to be doing.

Today, of all days, she certainly couldn't abide any cobwebs. Dolly didn't often get nervous, but that seemed to be the only fitting word to describe her current mood.

Everything was set up already, of course. It was mid-afternoon, long enough after lunch that people might start feeling peckish (other people might, at least; Dolly didn't have much appetite at the moment). There were pitchers of lemonade and iced tea waiting in the fridge and assorted trays of baked goods and finger sandwiches cooling on the kitchen countertop. She had pulled the lace tablecloth that they used for parties out of the hall closet and spread it over the patio table in the backyard, and she had even made sure that the umbrella that went with the table was dusted and clean.

Maybe she was going overboard with all the preparations, but Dolly didn't do things by halves. Her mother had remarked with laughter that Dolly was introducing her girlfriend to the family, not announcing their wedding. Maybe there had been an edge to her laughter. Had there been? Her parents had accepted it with grace when Dolly casually responded to an inquiry about boys that she wasn't in the market, and had gone on to explain exactly why. It hadn't been planned, but she had no intention of hiding. Fortunately, Marceline was on the same page.

Well, somebody here was in too deep, be it Dolly or her parents. Dolly didn't intend to be the one who caved, if anyone was going to. She had made too many fancy tea sandwiches.

Satisfied by the seventh or eighth review of her makeup, Dolly turned away from the mirror before she could start picking out flaws which might not really exist and paced back to her bedroom window, trailing her hand over her bedpost, then her desk chair, and then the wall next to the window. She peered out to find that the street in front of the Uptons' house looked just as it had a few minutes ago, as did the houses across the street. Marceline still wasn't here yet, but it was early.

Dolly wished that she would hurry up, though. She could readily remember her parents jokingly warning her that she was going to wear a hole in the carpet with all her pacing.
"Art enriches the community, Steve, no less than a pulsing fire hose, or a fireman beating down a blazing door. So what if we're drawing a nude man? So what if all we ever draw is a nude man, or the same nude man over and over in all sorts of provocative positions? Context, not content! Process, not subject! Don't be so gauche, Steve, it's beneath you."
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G063 Natali Greer was just unlucky.
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B001 Min-jae Parker is locked away.
B021 Crist?bal Morales let his guard down.
G017 Raina Rose got washed away.
G003 Bridgette Sommerfeld got a shock. (Adopted from Aloha.)
G029 Georgia Lee Day went home. (Adopted from frogue.)
Nathan Lovegrove was left behind.

V7 Pregame:
Myles Roux is considering his options.
Dolores Upton is exploring the past.
Andy Silverman is balling out.
Siyanda Nagi is on the run.
Mercy Ames is passing judgment.
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Joined: August 14th, 2012, 12:10 am

February 3rd, 2018, 4:26 pm #2

Marceline crept up towards the Upton's front door from around the side of their house, preparing to surprise her girlfriend by ringing the doorbell after remaining out of sight.

She knew that Dolly was the type to incessantly check for her arrival, so she thought that it'd be more fun if she came up from out of view. Once she got close enough to the Upton's house, all she had to do was sidle into the neighbor's yard and approach near the bushes that were out front.

Given that her girlfriend had not already opened the door by the time she got up to it, it seems her plan worked. After a dramatic flick of her wrist to celebrate a victory that nobody else would know about, she rang the doorbell, the noise from it sounding out as clear as day.

Marceline ran her fingers through her hair as she waited for the door to open, checking her makeup in the reflection of the Upton's doorknob. She was uncharacteristically nervous–meeting up with Dolly was never a problem, but meeting her girlfriend's parents was a new experience. Most of the time Marceline succeeded just by acting like she always does, she was a free spirit that didn't see the need to act differently depending on the present company. However, she couldn't help but feel that her normal behavior might be off putting to people like Dolly's parents. She couldn't have things go badly, especially since they were likely to be her in-laws in a few years time–

Before she could finish her thought, the door opened in front of her, and she soon found herself in the welcoming embrace of her girlfriend.
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Mr. Danya
Joined: February 22nd, 2013, 1:59 am

February 12th, 2018, 8:23 pm #3

Marceline still hadn't appeared in the window's view, and Dolly resisted the urge to reach for her phone and send a nagging text. She knew that Marceline wouldn't hold things up intentionally today, but that just made Dolly worry about what might be keeping her if she didn't turn up.

Maybe she should have burned some of that white sage Violet gave her to "clear away negative energies" or whatever. Dolly wasn't exactly a believer, but it couldn't hurt, right? She believed in practicality, but there was something to be said for luck - or for the placebo effect.

She had just paused in the middle of her room, absently chewing her thumbnail to consider this, when the doorbell finally range, making her jump. Dolly let out a sigh that was half exasperation and half relief; of course Marceline would turn up when she had her back turned. Still, she couldn't help the smile that spread across her face as she hurried out of her room and down the stairs to throw the front door open and pull her girlfriend into the foyer and into her arms.

"Hey," Dolly said, squeezing Marceline's waist more tightly than necessary. "I hope you're hungry, because I made way too many snacks."

That was a good thing to start with usually, the food. Pretty much everyone she had ever invited over liked having food provided to them, and starting off greetings by pointing out that Dolly's parents were milling around in the music room pretending that they weren't milling around and waiting for Marceline's arrival just like she was would only make them both nervous.

Instead, she gave Marceline one last squeeze and stepped back with a smile, pulling her in by the wrist so that Dolly could shut the front door behind her. "The table on the back patio is all set up, I'll bring the food out." She raised her voice slightly so that her parents would be sure to hear in the other room and could make their way out accordingly.
"Art enriches the community, Steve, no less than a pulsing fire hose, or a fireman beating down a blazing door. So what if we're drawing a nude man? So what if all we ever draw is a nude man, or the same nude man over and over in all sorts of provocative positions? Context, not content! Process, not subject! Don't be so gauche, Steve, it's beneath you."
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G063 Natali Greer was just unlucky.
B047 Marcus Leung lost his way. (Adopted from Solomir.)

V6:
B001 Min-jae Parker is locked away.
B021 Crist?bal Morales let his guard down.
G017 Raina Rose got washed away.
G003 Bridgette Sommerfeld got a shock. (Adopted from Aloha.)
G029 Georgia Lee Day went home. (Adopted from frogue.)
Nathan Lovegrove was left behind.

V7 Pregame:
Myles Roux is considering his options.
Dolores Upton is exploring the past.
Andy Silverman is balling out.
Siyanda Nagi is on the run.
Mercy Ames is passing judgment.
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Mr. Danya
Joined: August 14th, 2012, 12:10 am

March 2nd, 2018, 10:10 pm #4

Marceline's stomach fluttered as Dolly squeezed her waist, wanting nothing more than to stand there with her until the end of time.

Unfortunately though, they couldn't actually stay that way forever, and Dolly eventually let go. Marceline smiled, her voice jubilant. "You know I'm more than happy to eat anything that you've made, your cooking is fantastic." She glanced around Dolly's house, mentally taking note of the locations of every room visible from the entrance. She always had to know her surroundings in order to be able to feel comfortable, otherwise she could never actually relax.

She turned her attention back to her girlfriend and gave Dolly another hug, pulling her close until their chests were touching, taking in the delicate lemon scent of Dolly's hair. She felt warm, whenever they were embraced. This is where she felt like she most belonged, right here with the girl she loved. She let her head affectionately touch the side of Dolly's own. Dolly was the only thing she really lived for, the other parts of her life just didn't compare to the amount of joy she got from being with her girlfriend.

"I love you," she said, before she pulled away. She sheepishly grinned and began to rub the back of her head, letting out a small laugh while she did so. "Sorry about that," she began, "I just can't help but want to be close to you when we're together."

She put her hands on her hips and cocked her head to the side. "After all, you're preeeetty hot."
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19:26 Kilmarnock: Aside from Piggsy's shadowy schlong.

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22:45 Medic SPIRAL
22:45 Courtney Hey Medic
22:45 SpiralAgnew IN FRONT OF MK
22:46 Outfoxd ..Wait, do we punch Spiral in the dick now?
22:46 Outfoxd FUCK YOUR DREAMS
22:46 Outfoxd OoO
22:47 TurtleTyrant we are punching him in the dick?
22:47 Courtney That'll be the most attention his dick has gotten...ever.

22:47 Guest13519 He'd probably like getting punched in the dick though.
22:47 Courtney Only if by androgynous looking girls.
22:48 Guest13519 Who look and act about 12?
22:48 Courtney I really don't know.
22:48 Courtney Ask him.
22:48 Courtney I mean he's right here.
22:49 SpiralAgnew Sorry, I couldn't hear you
22:49 Outfoxd I gotta go to bed
22:49 SpiralAgnew I was too busy riding that Nintendo high

22:26 Mumu: robots are sexy
22:26 Mumu: like that bitch from The Jetsons
22:27 TurtleTyrant: do you find this robot sexy?
22:27 Slayer: :|
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22:27 Lancer: Who wouldn't?
22:27 Kilmarnock: If anything, Bender's sexier than Rosie.

21:42 Flarez: MurderWeasel - You can tell what kind of site we're on because we get confused on which particular infirmary massacre we're discussing.
21:42 MurderWeasel: Welcome to chat and SOTF!

21:21 Espi: I want to have at least one non-white person perversion.

20:44 Raft: Um.
20:44 Raft: Can't tonight Ricky. I'm promised to another.
20:46 Kilmarnock: YOUR ANUS IS MINE

22:37 Mimi: SOMETIMES I DO PENIS

22:00 Sansa: Vagina. <3 OTP till the end of time.

18:30 Outfoxd: that would be the slow inexorable path of evolution mocking you

20:00 Naft: Jokes on you
20:00 Naft: Turtle replaced my mind with a turtle on a hamster wheel

13:00 Zarina: I DON'T ONLY PLAY HORRIFIC YAOI H-GAMES RACHEL
13:00 Zarina: SOMETIMES I PLAY OTHER THINGS
13:00 Zarina: LIKE HORRIFIC HETEROSEXUAL H-GAMES

23:33 Zarina: I tried to buy condoms discreetly once
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March 15th, 2018, 4:48 am #5

Dolly had her own burst of butterflies in the stomach at Marceline's words. The follow-up was more or less expected, as was its ruining of the genuinely sweet moment between them. Dolly laughed a little, waving Marceline's words away. "I love you too," she murmured, voice low, before she resumed her previous, slightly elevated volume.

"Come on, this way." She took Marceline by the wrist once again, pulling her through the foyer, past the kitchen and downstairs rooms, and to the back door.

Dolly's parents met them there. They both looked professional and put-together like always, though Dolly had a suspicious feeling that her dad's smile was more genuine than her mom's. Not that Dolly was going to be the one to point that out. She had planned all of this out, just short of writing a script for her parents to follow. Despite the ample opportunity any such meeting had to turn ugly, it was really getting Marceline and her parents together in the first place that was the hard part.

"Mom, Dad," Dolly began, "this is Marceline. My girlfriend." More butterflies, probably equal parts nerves and affection this time. Dolly wasn't able to completely keep the smile off of her face the edge.
"Art enriches the community, Steve, no less than a pulsing fire hose, or a fireman beating down a blazing door. So what if we're drawing a nude man? So what if all we ever draw is a nude man, or the same nude man over and over in all sorts of provocative positions? Context, not content! Process, not subject! Don't be so gauche, Steve, it's beneath you."
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G063 Natali Greer was just unlucky.
B047 Marcus Leung lost his way. (Adopted from Solomir.)

V6:
B001 Min-jae Parker is locked away.
B021 Crist?bal Morales let his guard down.
G017 Raina Rose got washed away.
G003 Bridgette Sommerfeld got a shock. (Adopted from Aloha.)
G029 Georgia Lee Day went home. (Adopted from frogue.)
Nathan Lovegrove was left behind.

V7 Pregame:
Myles Roux is considering his options.
Dolores Upton is exploring the past.
Andy Silverman is balling out.
Siyanda Nagi is on the run.
Mercy Ames is passing judgment.
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March 28th, 2018, 4:27 pm #6

"Hellooooo, Mr. and Mrs. Upton!" Marceline said, as she gave a little wave. "Like Dolly just said, I'm Marceline, and I'm her girlfriend."

She smiled, her anxiety at meeting Dolly's parents melting away now that she was in the moment. She was always at her best when she was improvising, planning ahead had never been her forte.

"It's a pleasure to meet both of you." She said, her ecstatic grin growing even wider. "Dolly and I met a while ago and I think we're a really good match for each other. We've got lots of things in common, including things you might not expect!"

Her smile turned slightly mischievous, as she hoped that Dolly would understand the true meaning of those last few words, where her parents might not.

Marceline extended her hand towards Mr. Upton, intent on getting a handshake. "Regardless... I'd like to think your daughter is in good hands with me, so you don't have to worry."
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19:26 Harbinger: Manhunt is like victorian porn
19:26 Monad: Isn't that bad like, quality? Or isn't as bad as they say in terms of nastiness?
19:26 Kilmarnock: Aside from Piggsy's shadowy schlong.

22:45 SpiralAgnew I'M TALKING ABOUT HOW AWESOME IT IS TO WORK AT NINTENDO
22:45 Medic SPIRAL
22:45 Courtney Hey Medic
22:45 SpiralAgnew IN FRONT OF MK
22:46 Outfoxd ..Wait, do we punch Spiral in the dick now?
22:46 Outfoxd FUCK YOUR DREAMS
22:46 Outfoxd OoO
22:47 TurtleTyrant we are punching him in the dick?
22:47 Courtney That'll be the most attention his dick has gotten...ever.

22:47 Guest13519 He'd probably like getting punched in the dick though.
22:47 Courtney Only if by androgynous looking girls.
22:48 Guest13519 Who look and act about 12?
22:48 Courtney I really don't know.
22:48 Courtney Ask him.
22:48 Courtney I mean he's right here.
22:49 SpiralAgnew Sorry, I couldn't hear you
22:49 Outfoxd I gotta go to bed
22:49 SpiralAgnew I was too busy riding that Nintendo high

22:26 Mumu: robots are sexy
22:26 Mumu: like that bitch from The Jetsons
22:27 TurtleTyrant: do you find this robot sexy?
22:27 Slayer: :|
22:27 TurtleTyrant: [Image of Bender]
22:27 Lancer: Who wouldn't?
22:27 Kilmarnock: If anything, Bender's sexier than Rosie.

21:42 Flarez: MurderWeasel - You can tell what kind of site we're on because we get confused on which particular infirmary massacre we're discussing.
21:42 MurderWeasel: Welcome to chat and SOTF!

21:21 Espi: I want to have at least one non-white person perversion.

20:44 Raft: Um.
20:44 Raft: Can't tonight Ricky. I'm promised to another.
20:46 Kilmarnock: YOUR ANUS IS MINE

22:37 Mimi: SOMETIMES I DO PENIS

22:00 Sansa: Vagina. <3 OTP till the end of time.

18:30 Outfoxd: that would be the slow inexorable path of evolution mocking you

20:00 Naft: Jokes on you
20:00 Naft: Turtle replaced my mind with a turtle on a hamster wheel

13:00 Zarina: I DON'T ONLY PLAY HORRIFIC YAOI H-GAMES RACHEL
13:00 Zarina: SOMETIMES I PLAY OTHER THINGS
13:00 Zarina: LIKE HORRIFIC HETEROSEXUAL H-GAMES

23:33 Zarina: I tried to buy condoms discreetly once
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April 8th, 2018, 6:17 pm #7

Dolly exhaled slowly as Marceline started chattering, watching her parents' expressions. If they picked up on any innuendos, real or imagined, they didn't show it. Dolly was thankful for that. She loved Marceline, but even she was still sometimes thrown off by Marceline's... candor.

Fortunately, her dad stepped forward to keep the situation moving before anything untoward could escape from Marceline. He smiled warmly at the both of them and grasped Marceline's hand, shaking it firmly.

"We're very pleased to meet you too. You can call my Christian, if you like." He glanced over at his wife, who stepped up to offer a handshake as well after a moment of hesitation.

"And I'm Dominika. It's lovely to meet you."

Good, good, this was all good. Dolly smiled at her parents over Marceline's shoulder with a little too much intensity. "Great! Now that we're all introduced, all of you go out to the back patio, and I'll bring the food." She gave Marceline an encouraging nudge towards the back door and had already turned towards the kitchen when her mom spoke up again.

"I'll help you, sweetheart." She moved past Dolly before Dolly could protest.

...Right. Was there an ulterior motive here? She couldn't be sure. But damned if Dolly was going to be the one to make a scene if there was.

She waved Marceline and her dad towards the back patio again and followed her mother to the kitchen.
"Art enriches the community, Steve, no less than a pulsing fire hose, or a fireman beating down a blazing door. So what if we're drawing a nude man? So what if all we ever draw is a nude man, or the same nude man over and over in all sorts of provocative positions? Context, not content! Process, not subject! Don't be so gauche, Steve, it's beneath you."
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G063 Natali Greer was just unlucky.
B047 Marcus Leung lost his way. (Adopted from Solomir.)

V6:
B001 Min-jae Parker is locked away.
B021 Crist?bal Morales let his guard down.
G017 Raina Rose got washed away.
G003 Bridgette Sommerfeld got a shock. (Adopted from Aloha.)
G029 Georgia Lee Day went home. (Adopted from frogue.)
Nathan Lovegrove was left behind.

V7 Pregame:
Myles Roux is considering his options.
Dolores Upton is exploring the past.
Andy Silverman is balling out.
Siyanda Nagi is on the run.
Mercy Ames is passing judgment.
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April 30th, 2018, 7:05 pm #8

Marceline's absentmindedly raised her hand towards Dolly as she left, before lowering it. As much as she wanted to hold her girlfriend close and never let go, there were better times for that. Right now was about Dolly and her parents, not about Marceline.

She turned back towards Dolly's father and the Upton's patio, letting out a sheepish chuckle at her affectionate display being witnessed. "I uh... guess it's just us, Mr. Upton," she said, before sitting down at the patio table.

Few words were exchanged between Marceline and Dolly's father while they waited for Dolly and her mother to return, with small talk being used to clear the air of any tension that was being built up in Dolly's absence. Marceline soon found herself absentmindedly fidgeting with the utensils that Dolly had laid out for her. Normally by this point she would have pulled her phone out of her pocket, the feelings of the adults in the room at her constant need for stimulation be damned, but she felt that this special occasion necessitated that she reign in some of her usual behaviors, at least for a while.

Eventually, the silence between the small talk lasted too long for Marceline to bear, and she decided to speak up. "You know uh..." She paused, taking time to think about what she wanted to say. "Your daughter is a really good person, she makes me so happy just by being herself. So... I think you guys did a good job raising her."

Dolly's father smiled in response, thanking Marceline for the compliment and complimenting Marceline's demeanor in return.

Silence returned after that, and Marceline began craning her head back towards the Upton's backdoor, wondering why it was taking so long for Dolly to get back.
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19:26 Monad: Isn't that bad like, quality? Or isn't as bad as they say in terms of nastiness?
19:26 Kilmarnock: Aside from Piggsy's shadowy schlong.

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22:45 Courtney Hey Medic
22:45 SpiralAgnew IN FRONT OF MK
22:46 Outfoxd ..Wait, do we punch Spiral in the dick now?
22:46 Outfoxd FUCK YOUR DREAMS
22:46 Outfoxd OoO
22:47 TurtleTyrant we are punching him in the dick?
22:47 Courtney That'll be the most attention his dick has gotten...ever.

22:47 Guest13519 He'd probably like getting punched in the dick though.
22:47 Courtney Only if by androgynous looking girls.
22:48 Guest13519 Who look and act about 12?
22:48 Courtney I really don't know.
22:48 Courtney Ask him.
22:48 Courtney I mean he's right here.
22:49 SpiralAgnew Sorry, I couldn't hear you
22:49 Outfoxd I gotta go to bed
22:49 SpiralAgnew I was too busy riding that Nintendo high

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22:26 Mumu: like that bitch from The Jetsons
22:27 TurtleTyrant: do you find this robot sexy?
22:27 Slayer: :|
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22:27 Lancer: Who wouldn't?
22:27 Kilmarnock: If anything, Bender's sexier than Rosie.

21:42 Flarez: MurderWeasel - You can tell what kind of site we're on because we get confused on which particular infirmary massacre we're discussing.
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20:46 Kilmarnock: YOUR ANUS IS MINE

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18:30 Outfoxd: that would be the slow inexorable path of evolution mocking you

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23:33 Zarina: I tried to buy condoms discreetly once
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14:56 Slam: but then I wonder where's the romance without a schlong
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July 18th, 2018, 11:14 pm #9

Waiting in the kitchen were a platter of little finger sandwiches -- cucumber and egg on one side of the platter, smoked salmon and crème fraîche on the other -- and two trays of baked goods. One was cupcakes; vanilla cake with dried strawberry, to be exact. Those were specifically for Marceline (not that Dolly was going to stop anyone else from trying them; she'd worked hard on all the snacks). The other tray held lime bars with powdered sugar. A little more exotic than lemon bars in Dolly's opinion, a little extra kick of tartness.

Dolly's mother was already in the kitchen, taking the pitchers of lemonade and tea from the fridge. And yes, there was a tension in the air now that they were alone together, but you know what? Dolly wasn't having it. She wasn't going to argue or fight with Marceline here. This was going to be a nice afternoon with her girlfriend meeting her family, everything was going to be perfect, and Dolly wasn't going to allow anything to intrude on it.

With that thought in mind, she busied herself with the trays. She really was pleased with how her baking had turned out; she wasn't much for cooking most of the time. As Dolly was debating on whether to bring the desserts out first and risk someone indulging in them before she got the sandwiches out, just because she only had two hands, Dominika spoke.

"Marceline seems like a nice girl."

"She is," Dolly replied blithely, not turning to look at her mother.

Dominika heaved a quiet sigh, and Dolly made a concentrated effort to keep her shoulders from tensing.

"I just think that you're a little young to be making decisions. That's all, sweetheart."

Oh, that was a laugh. Dolly felt a hot and sudden flash of annoyance, reined in and sealed away just as quickly as it arrived. Perhaps she was young, but it didn't stop anyone from bombarding her with college applications, career advice, and questions about where she saw herself in five years. Most of the time, she couldn't even answer truthfully. She didn't know what the world would look like in five years, or whether she herself would still be around. Things happened. Accidents happened, disasters happened. A meteor could come by and knock the Earth off its axis, and then what good would all of that future planning be?

Dolly might have been a bit young for life-changing decisions, but she was happy in the present. That was what she wanted to focus on.

"Well, we haven't set a wedding date quite yet," she said in the same light tone. "Now let's not keep them waiting on the snacks any longer. You know how Dad gets when he's hungry." Christian Upton was as levelheaded as they came, and his moods ranged from "mellow" to "easygoing" for the most part. He wasn't one to get cranky when he was hungry, and Dolly knew that if anyone was going to say something inappropriate, it was Marceline. Her point was that the conversation was over, for now.

Dolly settled on bringing the dessert trays out first after all, accompanied by a warning not to delve in before she went back for the sandwiches. The sweets were what everyone looked forward to, anyway.
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July 19th, 2018, 1:37 am #10

Marceline's mouth began to water as she reached up to grab one of the cupcakes that Dolly had brought, only to put her arm back down when Dolly–almost on cue–told her to wait.

Thankfully, she didn't have to wait long for Dolly to come back out with the afternoon's distraction-from-the-sweets meal. At least the distraction was pretty pleasant, in this case. Lots of little fancy sandwiches, all adorned with olives stuck through toothpicks, a bit of flair Dolly probably couldn't avoid having. While half of the sandwiches seemed to contain some kind of seafood that she wouldn't like–at least judging by the smell–the other half were sandwiches filled with sliced hard boiled eggs and cucumber, both things Marceline loved to munch on. Dolly always seemed to know what she would like, even without Marceline needing to tell her.

Swiping one of the cucumber sandwiches off the tray as Dolly and her mother got seated, Marceline plucked the toothpick out of it, quickly devouring the olive before happily taking a bite out of the sandwich proper. Dolly's father made a joke about Marceline being hungry, to which she responded with a happy nod.

Sticking the rest of the sandwich she had grabbed in her mouth, she glanced over at Dolly, only to notice that Dolly's usual demeanor looked significantly stiffer than normal as she ate, the look in her eyes just barely suggesting that something was wrong.

She stopped her chewing as her eyes narrowed, only to peek at Dolly's mother, who was paying her no mind. She looked back down at the table, thinking for a moment, only to shake her head, swallow, and reach for another sandwich.

It didn't take long for the sandwiches to all be eaten, Marceline having devoured four of the six cucumber sandwiches that had been laid out. She poured herself a glass of lemonade–Dolly's mother had brought a pitcher out–quietly sipping at it as Dolly placed the desserts gingerly on the main platter.

Barely able to contain herself, Marceline snatched one of the strawberry cupcakes the moment she was given the go ahead, giddily pulling off the actual cup the cake had been contained in, only to enthusiastically munch on the soft dessert found inside. Strawberry and vanilla were her favorite sweet flavors, and the fact that Dolly had remembered that specifically for her sake made her feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. She was definitely going to make out with her the moment she got the chance.

Sighing happily as she finished the last cupcake, she smiled as Dolly's father made another joke about her appetite. She bantered back at him about his apparent love for lime bars, and both of them laughed, Dolly smiling off to the side, presumably pleased that her father was getting along so well with her girlfriend.

As everyone stood up from the table, Marceline quickly found herself clinging to Dolly's arm, happily resting her head on Dolly's shoulder as Dolly lead the two of them back inside the house.
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17:32 Mimi: Everyone has their place in society. His is with tractors.

19:26 Harbinger: Manhunt is like victorian porn
19:26 Monad: Isn't that bad like, quality? Or isn't as bad as they say in terms of nastiness?
19:26 Kilmarnock: Aside from Piggsy's shadowy schlong.

22:45 SpiralAgnew I'M TALKING ABOUT HOW AWESOME IT IS TO WORK AT NINTENDO
22:45 Medic SPIRAL
22:45 Courtney Hey Medic
22:45 SpiralAgnew IN FRONT OF MK
22:46 Outfoxd ..Wait, do we punch Spiral in the dick now?
22:46 Outfoxd FUCK YOUR DREAMS
22:46 Outfoxd OoO
22:47 TurtleTyrant we are punching him in the dick?
22:47 Courtney That'll be the most attention his dick has gotten...ever.

22:47 Guest13519 He'd probably like getting punched in the dick though.
22:47 Courtney Only if by androgynous looking girls.
22:48 Guest13519 Who look and act about 12?
22:48 Courtney I really don't know.
22:48 Courtney Ask him.
22:48 Courtney I mean he's right here.
22:49 SpiralAgnew Sorry, I couldn't hear you
22:49 Outfoxd I gotta go to bed
22:49 SpiralAgnew I was too busy riding that Nintendo high

22:26 Mumu: robots are sexy
22:26 Mumu: like that bitch from The Jetsons
22:27 TurtleTyrant: do you find this robot sexy?
22:27 Slayer: :|
22:27 TurtleTyrant: [Image of Bender]
22:27 Lancer: Who wouldn't?
22:27 Kilmarnock: If anything, Bender's sexier than Rosie.

21:42 Flarez: MurderWeasel - You can tell what kind of site we're on because we get confused on which particular infirmary massacre we're discussing.
21:42 MurderWeasel: Welcome to chat and SOTF!

21:21 Espi: I want to have at least one non-white person perversion.

20:44 Raft: Um.
20:44 Raft: Can't tonight Ricky. I'm promised to another.
20:46 Kilmarnock: YOUR ANUS IS MINE

22:37 Mimi: SOMETIMES I DO PENIS

22:00 Sansa: Vagina. <3 OTP till the end of time.

18:30 Outfoxd: that would be the slow inexorable path of evolution mocking you

20:00 Naft: Jokes on you
20:00 Naft: Turtle replaced my mind with a turtle on a hamster wheel

13:00 Zarina: I DON'T ONLY PLAY HORRIFIC YAOI H-GAMES RACHEL
13:00 Zarina: SOMETIMES I PLAY OTHER THINGS
13:00 Zarina: LIKE HORRIFIC HETEROSEXUAL H-GAMES

23:33 Zarina: I tried to buy condoms discreetly once
23:33 Zarina: I ran into my mom at the register

19:35 Christian: I JUST LIKE SHAGGING HANDLERS, KAY?

14:56 Slam: but then I wonder where's the romance without a schlong
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