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( body heat )

The Body Heat Meme

Post with your character! They're now stuck in a very cold place of your choice. It can be anything, such as a freezing chamber, a cavern or a small cabin in the midst of a blizzard. The choice is up to you.
Comment around! Now your character has some company in this bone-chilling environment. The two of them share two things in common: clothes completely unfitting for this weather (be they summer clothes or even lingerie) and a blanket.
A blanket? Yes, just one warm blanket and no other ways to escape the cold. The two of them will have to share it in order to stay alive in this weather. Don't worry, you're sure to find a common language in this terrible situation!
So, uh, have fun, I suppose. Try to not freeze to death!
Protip: friction and body heat are both excellent ways to fend off cold.

Dave Strider | Homestuck | OTA

[personal profile] godofturntablism 2013-12-06 08:21 am (UTC)(link)
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

Can the "blanket" be Dave's cape? :)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2013-12-07 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
[The Dream Bubbles are full of surprises. Mostly dead ones. However, today's Bubble seems to have skipped the blank-eyed ghosts and simply gone for blank everything. There's only snow, deep and drifting all the way to the horizon.

Kanaya shivers. She's stuck in her short-sleeved "date" outfit. After all, why should the universe begin bestowing favors THIS late in the game?

Then a flicker of red - so bright the sudden shock of color stings her eyes.]


Cape is blanket by default when it comes to Dave.

[personal profile] godofturntablism 2013-12-07 06:26 am (UTC)(link)
[Snow isn't exactly something that he's familiar with, and while he would have ordinarily taken the chance to build the most kick-assin-est snow fort this side of an Alaskan igloo village, now he's just vaguely bewildered. Whose dream bubble was this anyway?

At the sudden voice cutting through the chilly air he turns in place, then climbs back up the snowbank he'd just hopped down, eyebrows arching up over his shades at a short-sleeved Kanaya looking very cold and rather confused as well.]

whoa hey suddenly kanaya
youre not exactly dressed for the arctic there

[Which really isn't necessary to point out. He looks down at himself and the relatively thick, warm god tier jams, then lifts the cape up and off over his head, hood and all. Now he just looks like a dingus in exercise sweats, but he doesn't really care as he offers the cape to help cover up exposed glowy skin.]
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2013-12-07 06:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[If anything, Kanaya is even less suited to the climate then Dave. Not a lot of snow in the desert. She gratefully takes the cape, somehow managing to drape it into regal folds around her shoulders. Because Fashion!]


[It's all she can manage to get out through her chattering fangs. She tries again.]
[It's no use. The shivers are too violent to get out anything else.]

[personal profile] godofturntablism 2013-12-08 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
[Taking a moment to fuss the cape into something just a little more functional while still being tasteful and fitting of Kanaya herself, Dave glances around and tried to discern where they were, whether they could find some direction to move in, any kind of land marker.

All if it just seems white.

Stupid dream bubble.]

my best bet would be to start walking until something looks familiar
or we find somewhere to hunker down
not sure how long itll be before we wake up

[Privately he's hoping that if one of them wakes up, the other will too. At least then neither of them will have to sit here by themselves.]
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2013-12-08 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
[At least she will be a well-dressed Trollcicle! Kanaya just nods at Dave's plan - her fangs are still doing their best impression of castanets.]

[All directions are the same, so they simply pick one and begin moving. The snow is thick and wet, clinging to their clothes in great clumps. Soon Kanaya's shoes are soaked through. The chill creeps up her stockings.

Looking over at Dave, she frowns. Human anatomy is confusing, but she's pretty sure his lips should not be turning that color. She's about to say something when -]

Wh-what's That?

[personal profile] godofturntablism 2013-12-08 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[Whatever it is, it isn't moving and Dave has to squint at it through his shades. He's not taking them off, not here, not wanting to go glareblind. He does, however, take ahold of Kanaya's hand and start toward the only landmark. Nevermind that his fingers feel cooler than the average seadweller, temperature-wise.

When they find the whatever-it-is, it turns out to be made of glass, standing upright, looking like someone threw a boulder through it like a pebble through a windowpane. It was one of the tubes from the containment chamber of the meteor.

Dreams are fucking weird.

But at least it's darkened glass to cut the glare and it should offer some shelter from the wind as they figured out what to do from there. The drift of snow building up against one side of it further cuts the light and gives them a dark place to rest.]

well its better than nothing i guess
probably not gonna be warm but at least its out of the wind right
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2013-12-08 07:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Our Choices-s Do S-S-S-Seem Limit-ted-ed.

[The glare isn't bothering Kanaya, but the wind has definitely picked up. It snaps the red cape into a flag. She wraps her other hand over Dave's but can't event feel the temperature difference anymore.]

[Debris covers the floor of the tube - mostly crumbling paper covered in Alternian script and... rather questionable crayon drawings.]

[Against all odds, the sheets are dry.]

[personal profile] godofturntablism 2013-12-08 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
[Dave takes the chance to look around and check that there are no other footprints around besides their own, then shoves his hand up under his armpits as he crouches down to get a closer look at the drawings.]

w-w-well what do you m-make of it
looks l-like s-s-someone from the m-meteor was here at least

[The cold is obviously catching up to him now, his nose and ears bright red as his lips turn a little darker purple.]
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2013-12-09 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
[Kanaya crouches next to Dave, trying to rearrange the cape so it covers them both. She can see his shoulders begin to spasm.]

[Her own glow is fluctuating - she's not sure what that indicates. She's a Rainbow Drinker and he's God Tier. Pretty sure they can't freeze to death.]

[...Probably. Kanaya really doesn't want to find out.]

I Do N-N-Not S-S-Suppose They Left Any Fire-Starting Tips?

[personal profile] godofturntablism 2013-12-09 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
m-man i dont think i want to be burning someone elses drawings
m-might c-c-come back and get all hells of p-pissed

[He isn't exactly sure how to start a fire anyway, with what he has on hand. Which doesn't really amount to much in the first place. He can't find a light source to attempt to try and focus light through into a point, nor does he have a lens through which to do it. He could attempt to use his sword to make a spark, but there wasn't really much for him to use to do that with either. Friction? Might work but there was still a lack of anything to light on fire. Even if they did light the papers they would only last so long before they were ash.

In short, they were kind of boned as far as fire was concerned.]

well at least if we freeze to death well just wake up
p-pretty sure thats how it works
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2013-12-09 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
F-Forgive Me If I Am Not A Fan Of Testing That Hypothes-s-s-s... Outcome.

[Rifling through her sylladex, Kanaya curses her past self for not carrying basic survival supplies. A couple of Rose's bottles and scrap fabric fall out. Sighing, she huddles closer to Dave.]

...Do You Th-Think It Would Hurt? F-F-Freezing?

[personal profile] godofturntablism 2013-12-09 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
[Dave manages to creep a little closer and wrap an arm around Kanaya's shoulders, pulling his cape tighter around the two of them and burying his nose in the fabric, letting out a long, warm breath to try and warm up the inside a little better.]

h-heard once when you start freezing to death you start getting this w-w-warm feeling
like you s-sunk yourself into a nice hot bath
s-so if you start feelin like that just
let me know
that way i d-d-dont look over and see k-kanaya-shaped ice sculpture
thatd be eerie as s-s-shit

[He just hopes that they wake up before that happens. It's probably happened to some other timeline's Dave before, and he doesn't really think he wants to share in that experience.]
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2013-12-09 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
'Eerie'? I B-Believe You Mean 'S-S-Stunning.'
A Testament For The Ages.
Certainly S-S-Superior To The Pixelated Monstrosity Yours Would B-Be.

[Kanaya brushes off as much of the excess snow as she can from her skirt, then tucks her feet in. Noticing some of the fabric scraps are fleece, she perks up.]

Here, Give Me Your Hands.

[personal profile] godofturntablism 2013-12-09 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
still s-sassy even while freezing
you have my admiration miss maryam

[He offers his hands, the fingertips starting to turn the same color as his lips. Figures she would find something to keep at least one of them protected.]
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2013-12-09 02:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Naturally. S-S-Standards!

[Alarmed at the shade she begins rubbing Dave's fingers between hers. She notices his wince, but there's no request to stop.

[Then she wraps some of the fleece around his hands and ties each off with a neat knot. There. Mittens. Sort of.]

I B-Believe The Troll-Charles-Dickens-Ragamuffin Look Suits You.
Are Y-Y-You Able To Help W-With Mine?

[personal profile] godofturntablism 2013-12-09 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
id offer my socks but ive been in them for a while
could put these hella sweet mittens on you and wear my socks on my hands
ghetto as all get out but better than exposure right

[He even starts to take off his shoes at that, wincing once more at the bite of the wind on his already cold toes. He hands back the makeshift mittens then pulls the socks on in their place, wiggling his feet back into his shoes and then tying the mits in place on her hands. There, compromise. Fuck yeah teamwork.]
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2013-12-10 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
Very G-Gallant, Mr. Knight.

[The mittens are actually helping. Her fingers have gone from "numb" to "Stabbing Full Of Pins And Needles Why Did I Want To Feel Them Again?" She's also able to rearrange the cloak a bit better. She considers the amount of fabric vs the amount of real estate they are currently taking up.]

D-Dave, At The Risk Of Sounding Too Forward.
And In A Purely Non-Q-Q-Quadranted Fashion.
I Believe We Are Going To Have To Cuddle More.

[personal profile] godofturntablism 2013-12-10 06:20 am (UTC)(link)
im down with platonic cuddles

[He's absolutely up for the chance to help them both keep warm. At least hers will be easier to maintain as it was naturally lower than his own. Trolls were weird like that, getting cooler the higher up the spectrum they were. He scoots right over and settles himself down behind her, taking the cape back only to drape it over her front and pull it up enough to cover him up to his shoulders. Being taller than people tended to have its advantages and being able to wrap his limbs around them was one of them. Now he could keep her warm and have someone to lean on besides.]
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2013-12-10 02:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[Kanaya settles her head against Dave's shoulder, minding her horns. It's unusual to be the shorter member of a pair. Unusual, but rather nice. She curls in tighter.]

[Heat starts to seep over them both. The cloak is surprisingly good as a comforter. It's not enough to completely ward off the cold, but it fades to more of a suggestion then an immediate threat.]

[Kanaya's mostly stopped shivering, but Dave's still shaking. She feels the vibrations dancing through his chest and shoulders.]

S-Sorry Not As Warm As You.

[personal profile] godofturntablism 2013-12-11 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
yeah i noticed thats a thing with trolls
i can dig it

[In fact it's something he's puzzled over in the past before simply accepting it as The Way Things Were. It was actually pretty neat and something he was definitely curious about where their lifespans were concerned. Maybe lower bloods being warmer was why they didn't live as long? Karkat running hot like he did obviously couldn't be good for him in the long run, after all.]
Edited 2013-12-11 00:09 (UTC)
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2013-12-11 04:57 am (UTC)(link)
[Kanaya still feels a bit guilty. Maybe Dave would be doing better if one of the others were here - Karkat would definitely be a better heat source. Goodness, he could probably melt the entire blizzard by describing how all the white offended his fucking ganderbulbs.]

[But the image of Dave and Karkat cuddling is too much. Kanaya snorts out a laugh before she can catch it.]


[personal profile] godofturntablism 2013-12-11 07:51 am (UTC)(link)
[Yeah he'd be laughing a little bit too if he thought the same thing. It was a ridiculous image. And, he'd have to admit, kind of precious. Like he'd probably be one of the first to say it, that he actually thought Karkat himself was pretty sweet in the face when he wasn't screaming himself hoarse.

He plops his chin down on her shoulder with an arched brow and little smile.]

care to share the joke there
better than just sitting and talking about our tits freezing off
mapsincolor: Kanaya (Kanaya default)

[personal profile] mapsincolor 2013-12-11 01:47 pm (UTC)(link)
[Wait, CAN that happen to humans?! That sounds remarkably painful. She's pretty sure Dave's being flippant.

Really though, the scenario is too good NOT to share. ]

Just Contemplating Your Possibilities For Warmer Companions.
Such As One Karkat Vantas.
Then I Remembered The Last Interaction You Both Had Involving A Cape.

[personal profile] godofturntablism 2013-12-11 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
[Honestly he's not sure if tits can do that but he for one would not like to find out.

His eyebrow arches up a little more and he chuckles at that.]

dude kanaya are you kidding me
hes warm enough to straight up melt all the snow around us without doing shit
like thered be some spring daisies popping up around his shouty ass
miracles of nature right there

but yeah no real talk for a sec
itd be nice if he was here too
keep us all warm as hell and probably entertained too

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