Geek in Pink [BE21]

The fair grounds where everything from car tent sales,
to concerts, wedding shows, farmer's and flea markets, and
of course the Founder's Day and summer fair can be found!
October 7-9, Founder's Day Fair!

Geek in Pink [BE21]

Scott Qiao
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18 Apr 2016, 06:55 #1

Getting the Qiao clan anywhere was quite the task at this point. Luckily, they were getting this whole family of six thing down, day by day finding better ways to deal with the challenges that happen when there were six people in a home with one bathroom. But they would make this work, it was hard and exhausting but Scott was loving this. Kate was continuing to prove herself to be an amazing mother, grinning at her and the two youngest Qiao's in their double stroller.

He was carrying a very excited Mia and Emma was practically buzzing to get her hands on some of the colored powder paint! She pulled towards the booth selling the plastic bags in all the colors of the rainbow and Scott kissed Kate's cheek before letting the child lead him away towards it. A few minutes later they returned triumphantly, each of Mia and Emma clutching bags of vibrant pink powder and Scott looking a little wary.

"You'll still love me when I'm magenta, right?" He inquired of Kate, setting Mia down as the pair recognized some other kids from their daycare next to them. He made sure to keep an eye on them as they joined in with their daycare buddies in the kids area, drawing on the asphalt with chalk, their color packs close to their sides.

"I just know I'm going to be pink by the end of the day. I'm very secure in my masculinity, I just want to make sure that a pink husband isn't a turn off for you." Scott clarified, holding up a brigt yellow and a vibrant orange pack of powder paint. "Also, pick your poison. I have purple, too, but I thought maybe the girls will want that when one of them accidentally spills all their pink. I bought a second purple in case they both spill their pink." No tears would be shed today!

"Don't look now but there's some dudes in suits here and I think they're not going to stay clean very long." Pretty sure they missed the memo about the dress code." Most people were wearing jeans and either a black or white shirt, the best canvas to soak up all that color!

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Kate Qiao
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25 May 2016, 05:26 #2

Kate managed to swallow a yawn as she pushed the lightweight stroller through the people. For a small town, the festival sure had its share of people. They were everywhere. Minute-by-minute she was regretting taking the stroller with them. There was no way the black canvas was going to still be black by the time they got out of the tornado of colour that coated the air. There was no way they would have been able to carry both Tailia and Caleb though, plus keep a hand on the girls. No, the stroller was a must. It wasn’t like theirs was going to be the only one in town over the next few months putting on a rainbow display anyway.

Grinning, Kate swatted at her husband’s backside as he darted off with their older girls, her head shaking in amusement because she honestly wasn’t sure who was more excited; him or the kids. “How you two doing?” Pulling back the sunblocker of the stroller, she leaned over to peer down at the youngest two. At the front, Talia, nearly a year and a half, looked up at her, her eyes squinting against the sun from under the brim of her bright pink hat. From the moment they had brought her home, Talia had always been a happy baby, and today was no exception. Her smile, was plastered on her mouth as she gave a happy squeak, legs kicking excitedly at the foot rest of the stroller. Behind her, their newest addition, 6-month-old Caleb was sleeping soundly, his cheeks flushed from the summer morning heat.

“Hey, don’t do that.” She chided gently, reaching down to pull her away from chewing on the handbar of the stroller. Straightening up, she tugged the stroller lid back down as she glanced at Scott. Her warm smile brightened even as she eyed him. “I don’t knoooow,” she said slowly, looking him over as if trying to imagine him sporting the colour. “I guess it depends where it is.” She hiked a brow upwards. “Not that you being pink would be any different from any other day.” She teased, her hand curling around his hip to give it a squeeze. Scott without ink on his hands was as weird as getting the chance to sleep in. It just didn’t happen. “The last thing you could be is a turn off for me,” she simpered, her head tilting back as she leaned up to press a kiss to his chin.

Looking between her choices, she closed her fingers around the orange after a small debate. “Maybe we should get some for later,” she mumbled, “see if we can make our own colour fest.” How easy would this stuff be to get out of sheets anyway? Couldn’t be that bad. “Lookit you, thinking ahead.” She laughed, her eyes crinkling at the corners as she watched the girls. Hearing Caleb give a small fuss, she set a hand to the stroller and gently guided it forward and back, lulling him with the movement.

“Seriously?” Kate twisted around, certain he had to be pulling her chain because who in their right mind would be here with a suit on! Even if they didn’t get the memo, it was evident from the colour cloud in the air surrounding the place that it wasn’t somewhere you went with a suit! She hadn’t been there long and already her jeans were a mismatch of coloured dust and her white tank top was sporting some rather interesting markings - a few she was sure were from Scott. “Something tells me they are going to regret that decision,” she snorted on a snicker.

Shaking her head, dark ponytail swinging, she turned back to her family. “C’mere, Sweetpea.” Unstrapping Talia, she wrangled the little girl out of her seat and set her down on her light up shoes. Tiny fingers clutched around her index fingers as she toddled forward on semi-steady legs, eager to see what her sisters were up to. “We should find a place for lunch in a bit. I packed it this morning but you know we’re going to have to get them something from here,” she indicated the food area with a jerk of her chin. “Or we’ll hear about it. I figure we got another hour… maybe.. till I have to feed Caleb, so we can plan on wrangling them up then?”

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Scott Qiao
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20 Jun 2016, 20:36 #3

Scott was more excited about this festival than was probably reasonable for a grown ass man but the festivity of it all got to him. How could he resist feeding off the excited energy of the fellow fest folk and the live music and the interesting foods being sold? Not to mention the girls were chomping at the bit here! He tried not to wiggle too much as Kate took him in as if truly deciding if being a brilliant shade of pink was actually a deal breaker but was pleased by the fact that she would still love him when he was neon! “Well, if the girls don’t spill their pinks I can stash the purples for later…”[/b] He winked.

He nodded at the plan that Kate had suggested, it sounded perfect and gave the girls plenty of time to use up all of their colors and then some! He carefully tore the bags open before handing them to the older girls who, unsurprisingly, proceeded to throw small fistfuls of pink right on him and he sputtered with indignation, before tearing his own yellow bag of color to ‘chase’ afte them, sprinkling the yellow onto them as they shrieked in delight. He returned to Kate’s side a moment later, out of breath and his face spattered pink across his right cheek up to his left temple. “I’ve been hit.” He sighed dramatically, squatting down so Talia could check out the paint if she was interested, also wiping a small smear of yellow on her cheek with amusement.

Kate definitely shouldn’t have been surprised that within the seconds of Scott opening his own bag of color that there was a large yellow hand print on Kate’s tush that he was grinning proudly about. He took a moment to step back and watch his girls, smiling proudly at his family. Kate had taken to motherhood like an adorable duck took to water and the girls took to her like a flock of ducklings! He hung back with Caleb so that Kate could have some play time with the girls, too!

Although he instantly regretted taking a step back since the sutied men had continued their way through the color clouds remaining still rather clean until Emma threw two giant handfuls of neon pink powder right on them! “Oh!” He scrambled over to her, taking one of her pink hands in his yellow ones, apologizing profusely. “I’m sure that it’ll come out easy, it’s just cornstarch.” He chuckled nervously since they didn’t seem to be terribly amused or pleased by the pink on their expensive suits. What were they, FBI agents or something?

Most surprising of all they were apparently looking for Scott!

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Kate Qiao
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17 Aug 2016, 02:15 #4

It was easy to fall into the hype of the festival. If the colours didn’t get to you, the laughter and exhuberance that seemed to spill through the park would. It was hard to believe that people were torturing themselves with running during it all. Kate figured you had to be a runner to understand how that whole thing worked. Her endorphins came from a variety of things, her artwork, her children…. her husband. They kept her heart going, racing and skipping over itself at all hours of the day. If runners felt a portion of that while pushing their muscles to the limit, then she could get it. Thankfully, she didn’t need to contribute to that part of the little shindig.

“Ooooooh,” Kate waggled her eyebrows, a warm laugh spilling from her. “And all at once I’m looking forward to tonight.” She gave him a quick thumbs up in support of saving the purple. Hey, whatever worked. Not that she thought tearing open any of the colour in their bedroom was a good idea…. it was an awesome idea. The artist in her could only imagine the creation that would come from it - the mess that their bed, bodies, floors, and walls would be was like a magic dream. Of course, when it came to cleaning it after, she’d probably feel differently.

Leaning on the handle of the stroller, Kate used her body weight to gently move it forward and back (who needed a gym when you had two children under one and a half!?). She watched with an unwavering grin as her family screamed, their laughter like music to her ears as they darted among the other people. “They have all lost their minds,” she shook her head as she made a face down at Caleb. “Especially that one,” she wiggled a finger at a multi-coloured Scott. “I can see that,” straightening her spine, she turned towards her husband. “Kinda looks like you in the morning.” She teased as she booped a finger against his nose. Leaning in, she kissed him quickly before he turned his attention to their youngest daughter. Talia flashed a bright grin, her legs toddling her forward as she toppled into his chest, hands grabbing at the colours with an overzealous curiousity.

Scooping up Talia, Kate darted after the older girls. Settling the toddler on her hip, she spun and danced around with teh other two, colours flying everywhere and covering almost every inch of her by the time she returned. “It’s okay, sweetie.” Kate was trying not to laugh as she wiped her hands over Talia’s face, smearing some of her tears through the mess of colour, creating wild cakey streaks. “It’s just dust.” Kissing her forehead, she pulled a face at Scott. “Apparently teh colour party was a bit much. Mia and Emma officially blend in with everyone else.” She snorted as she bounced Talia a bit.

She was about to say more when Emma sprung her colour packet on the two well-dressed men. Kate let out an eep of surprise, her eyes widening as her jaw dropped. Did that really just happen? “Emma!” She crooked a finger at the little girl. “Here, now.” She couldn’t really scold the little one because she was just doing what she was suppose to. Wasn’t colour throwing hte name of the game? “Go throw colours over there on those people. They’re already painted.” Brushing a hand over her head, she gave her a reassuring smile. “Don’t go far, baby girl.” Shifting Talia to her other hip, she steered the stroller towards Scott and his new guests.

“You’re looking for him?” Kate blinked in surprise. “My husband?” Her smile slipped a few notches as she looked between the two of them. Tightening her grip on Talia, she angled the little one partly away from the men, eyes narrowing suspiciously. “Is this about the girls? They belong to us. They’re ours.” If it meant running to Canada to keep them together, Kate would do it. She didn’t care what it took, no one was taking her daughters. “Shh shhh…” she rolled the stroller gently as Caleb gave a mewing cry of complaint.

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