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Aug. 12th, 2006 | 09:01 pm
location: Apartment
mood: accomplished
posted by: zinnernator in themusicrpg


Nick quickly jumped out of his computer chair, having just responded to Karen's comment, at the faint ringing of his cell phone. He dashed from room to room, trying to trace where the sound was coming from. It grew slightly louder as he neared his living room. "I can hear you..." He muttered to himself, beginning to throw pillow cushions over his shoulder.

He grinned broadly at the sight of his cell phone, snatching it up and accepting the call. "I found it," he said calmly into the phone, though his breathing was slightly uneven from racing around his apartment.

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from: big_k_little_o
date: Aug. 13th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
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Karen, looking somewhat distressed at the news (My beautiful phone! she thought), twisted the cap off her bottle of water, and took a quick swig before pulling herself up onto the counter with a quiet grunt. "Blah! I'll probably have to call him up later or something. Just to be sure, you know?"

She quirked her lips from side to side in thought before speaking again. "Anyways! It's noon, isn't it? I'm hungry," she said simply, staring down at her stomach as it rumbled gently.

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from: zinnernator
date: Aug. 13th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Nick nodded into the phone, even though she couldn't see him. I should probably warn Conor... he thought, absently scratching his cheek. He smirked at how childish she sounded, pulling himself off the sofa and heading to his bedroom to get his shoes. "Me too. I didn't even know what time it was," he mumbled, sitting on the edge of his bed and tugging a shoe on. "Where do you want to go?"

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from: big_k_little_o
date: Aug. 13th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Karen hummed loudly as she weighed her options of where to eat, trying to figure out some place vegan friendly to take Nick. "Oh! RAWvolution. I heard they like reopened recently or something. Should be taaasty," she added with a broad grin, hoping he would be interested.

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from: zinnernator
date: Aug. 13th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
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Nick bounced off his bed, striding over to a full length mirror and tugging on a few locks of wild hair. "Hm... I've been there before. The tapenade-stuffed shiitakes or whatever were really good." He took a moment to consider it, quirking his lips in thought. "Sure, let's go. Are you going to pick me up," he asked, twirling his keys in his hands. He hadn't said anything about his car nearly exploding earlier in the week, thus making him immobile.

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from: big_k_little_o
date: Aug. 13th, 2006 11:00 pm (UTC)
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Karen immediately pulled a face at the thought of having to drive out to his apartment, but as she spoke, her voice didn't betray her. "Uh... sure." Noticing that she didn't sound too happy about it, she repeated herself, this time injecting a little cheerfulness into her voice.

"Sure thing! You ready, Nick?" she asked, looking down suddenly at the cut-off sweat pants she was still wearing. Inwardly, she hoped he wasn't so that she would have enough time to get changed into something better.

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from: zinnernator
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
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Nick frowned slightly at her tone. He briefly thought about explaining why he needed a ride, but decided against it fully knowing she would call him a dumbass.

He wandered around his house, not knowing what he was looking for until he peered in his kitchen. "Yeah, almost. You?" he asked, walking over to the kitchen and snatching his jacket up, revealing a stack of dirty bowls. "Hm... I should pick those up when I get back..."

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from: big_k_little_o
date: Aug. 14th, 2006 08:15 am (UTC)
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As soon as she had asked her question, she hopped off the counter and dashed for her bedroom, peering into her walk-in closet briefly before tearing clothes down at random. "Uh-huh... yeah," she breathed absently into the phone, eyes furrowed in concentration as she picked through the clothes - now in a pile on the floor - before settling on a blue tee covered in pink skulls and a pair of black jeans.

"I'm totally ready, I'm going out to my car right now," she confirmed, holding the phone awkwardly between her ear and shoulder as she hopped around trying to get into her clothes whilst moving towards the front door. "I'll see you in like, ten minutes."

With that, Karen hung up the cordless and lobbed it at the sofa, snatching up a pair of Chucks randomly and putting them on, sockless, as soon as she was out on the street and had climbed into the driver's seat.

In roughly ten minutes, she was outside his apartment, amusing herself by slapping the horn over and over. After a few moments, she stuck her head out the window and shouted, "Get your ass out here, Nick!"

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from: zinnernator
date: Aug. 15th, 2006 08:35 am (UTC)
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After much thinking and out of sheer boredom, Nick began picking up various dirty dishes from around the house. He gently placed them in the sink and turned to pick up the last few, them being the bowls on the table, when he heard the familiar honk of Karen's car.

He casually shrugged, giving the bowls a sad look and thinking "I'll get to them eventually." Though he knew he wouldn't. Nick grabbed his keys and shoved them in the pocket of his jeans, locking the front door and jogging out to Karen's car.

"My ass is present and accounted for," he said with a smirk, hopping into the passenger's seat.

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from: big_k_little_o
date: Aug. 16th, 2006 08:26 am (UTC)
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Karen flashed him a friendy grin as he took his seat and was ready to hit the gas when she realised he hadn't buckled his seatbelt - and that she hadn't had her own seatbelt on the entire ride over.

She brought a hand up to her gaping mouth, eyes wide from under the edge of her fringe. "Oh, shit! I could've gotten a ticket or something!" she cried out, and hurriedly remedied the problem as she ripped at the belt and clicked it.

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from: zinnernator
date: Aug. 16th, 2006 08:48 am (UTC)
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Nick chuckled quietly, trying to suppress a grin from creeping across his face and further irritating Karen. He quickly buckled himself in, settling back into the seat with a sigh. "I thought you said you were ready when you called me. We wouldn't want you getting your car impounded. Again," he added, giving her a reproving stare.

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from: big_k_little_o
date: Aug. 16th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
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"NICKY! THAT WASN'T MY FAULT!" shouted Karen indignantly, jabbing a finger in his direction and - judging by how fiercely she had pointed - nearly taking his eye out. She huffed quietly and turned stiffly to face the wheel, refusing to look at him. "I AM ready, though," she added in an angry whisper.

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from: zinnernator
date: Aug. 17th, 2006 09:22 am (UTC)
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Nick flinched at the sudden anger Karen was emitting, wishing he hadn't said anything to begin with. He sighed heavily, turning to look at her. Without another word, he stared at her apologetically, almost like a sad puppy, hoping his expression would either amuse her or make her soften and forgive him.

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from: big_k_little_o
date: Aug. 17th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC)
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Karen wrinkled her nose and shifted uncomfortably in her seat, having the sudden feeling that his eyes were on her. In fact, she was certain Nick was staring at her now, and inclined her head ever so slightly to peer sidelong at him. Yep, she confirmed with an inward nod. She looked back ahead, over the steering wheel, and then quickly whipped her head around to face him, pulling a silly face and making an almost obscene noise.

"All right, all right, let's go get lunch," she muttered, chuckling under her breath.

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from: zinnernator
date: Aug. 18th, 2006 05:05 pm (UTC)
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I knew it'd work... Nick settled back in his seat again, an obvious smirk on his face. He tugged on his seatbelt, trying to get comfortable under the strap. With that all in order, he nodded his head slowly, "Yeah, let's. I'm famished now."

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from: big_k_little_o
date: Aug. 19th, 2006 01:55 am (UTC)
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Karen herself smirked and finally got the car moving. She chatted idly to him over the blaring radio, surpisingly having a lot to say about how she hadn't actually done anything the past few days. About twenty minutes later, she found parking at RAWvolution and reached over to slap Nick on the knee. "Woo! We're here!" she exclaimed, as if the restaurant wasn't in plain sight.

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from: zinnernator
date: Aug. 22nd, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
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Nick politely responded when it was needed, nodding and saying "Mhm" when it was appropriate. He would have asked her to turn the radio down, the music not being that good anyway, but he knew that would be a death wish with Karen. But what isn't? He inwardly shrugged, jumping in surprise at the sudden contact. "I can see that. It's not like the place is hidden, Kare," he said, grinning slyly and rubbing his knee.

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from: big_k_little_o
date: Aug. 23rd, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
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Karen narrowed her eyes sagaciously, brought her hand up to stroke her chin, and then rubbed above her upper lip as if she had a mustache. "You never know. It could be hidden," she remarked quietly, though she couldn't help but sound incredibly amused - in fact, she looked as if she might burst out laughing at any moment. "But only WE can see it!" she finished, a silly grin spread across her face.

Laughing to herself, she quickly emerged from the car and, after carefully tucking the seat belt away, slammed the door.

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from: zinnernator
date: Aug. 24th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Her laugh was infectious and Nick soon found himself in a fit of it as well. He slowly climbed out of the car, tossing the seatbelt aside and gently closing the door. He couldn't help thinking Silly Karen... before leading the way towards the entrance.

Which happened to be perfectly visible. None the less, he turned to look at Karen with a wide-eyed expression, waving his hands in an attempt to look mysterious. "I see it, wise sensei!"

He chuckled to himself, suddenly rubbing his stomach with one hand as he held the door open for her with the other. "I have the strange craving for pesto sauce..."

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from: big_k_little_o
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
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Karen blinked, momentarily wondering why he was waving his hands, and then it hit her. She quickly adopted her "wise" expression, making a contemplative noise under her breath. "You will learn yet, grasshopper," she whispered, patting his shoulder as she slipped past him to get into the restaurant first, even if he was holding the door open.

"Really? I keep tasting peanut butter in my mouth for some reason," she remarked, as if her response was completely related.

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from: zinnernator
date: Aug. 25th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
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Nick rolled his eyes, noting never to open another door for her again. Though, he knew he would absently do it anyway in the future. Raising one eyebrow, he found an open table and made his way towards it.

"Peanut butter? Maybe it's a sign of things to come," he said seriously, lifting a menu and scanning it, chuckling under his breath.

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from: big_k_little_o
date: Aug. 26th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
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Karen plopped down in the seat across from him, causing the chair to screech as it slid back a little from her force. Not noticing this, she picked up the menu and hummed happily as she looked at each individual item, her lips moving slightly as if she were reading them silently to herself.

"Yeah, maybe!" She suddenly slammed her palm down on the tabletop, staring at him wide-eyed. "Nick! We need to get something with peanuts in it then!"

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from: zinnernator
date: Aug. 26th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
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Finding what he wanted, which happened to include pesto sauce, Nick glanced at Karen from over the top of the menu. She's acting more childish than usual today, he thought. Something is up... He quietly put his menu down on the table, continuing to stare at her. "But I wanted pesto," he said, giving her a wounded look.

He rubbed his chin in thought at her comment, trying to think of what she could possibly eat with peanuts in it. "You could try a thai dish," he suggested, noticing a waitress heading towards their table and offering her a small smile.

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from: big_k_little_o
date: Aug. 27th, 2006 05:18 am (UTC)
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"Psh!" Karen rolled her eyes fondly, standing the menu up on the table top and then flicking it over. "Screw you and your pesto!" she remarked cheerfully with a grin.

She quickly trained the grin on the waitress as she stood at their table. "Hey there. Can I get peanuts?" she asked bluntly. In truth, she realised she was being more hyper today than usual, but she figured someone must have slipped crack into her cereal this morning and shrugged it off. Besides, she really was craving peanuts.

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from: zinnernator
date: Aug. 29th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Nick burst out laughing at her bluntness. That's some tact, Karen, he thought. "I'll have a water and the Pesto Formage Pizza," he told the waitresses, glancing at her before returning his gaze on Karen, giving her a suspicious look.

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