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regdichab ([personal profile] regdichab) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2015-06-21 03:59 pm

The Family Meme

The Family Meme

Family is a concept that transcends mere blood-relation. While some are born into a family, others find it as they drift along in life. Whatever the case may be, many find themselves forging bonds with people that not only change the course of their lives, but also may change them as a person for the better. The scenarios below have been provided to help kick start some ideas, though of course you're always welcome to free-style it as well!

Feel free to choose a relationship and a prompt or just go all out!

Parent + Child Relationship

1. Good night, little one Maybe the little one is just too restless to sleep. Maybe they're fussy and you would LIKE them to go to sleep. Whatever the circumstances, it's time to sleep. Read a story, count sheep, sing for them - the possibilities are endless.

2. Curfew Crashing It's two am, and your child is just now dragging themselves in. Maybe they're drunk or got into a fight? Or maybe they lost track of time while hanging out with their friends or being a little too lovey-dovey with their new love interest. Whatever the reason, it's time to have a heart-to-heart.

3. New Beginning You're not a parent or a child by blood, but fate has somehow drawn you together. It's time to introduce the new addition to your life to your home. Whether it be humble or ostentatious, neat or cluttered - it's time to make your new little companion feel welcome.

4. Reunion You've been separated from your parental figure by some sort of circumstance. Whether they willingly left or some outside source pulled them from you - you are able to reunite under some sort of circumstance. Is it a happy reunion or a bittersweet one? You decide!

5. Holidays Christmas, Easter, someone's birthday? Whatever it is, it's time to celebrate. Maybe it's Halloween and you want to help your child with their costume. Or maybe you're the kid on Halloween and want to get your parental figure to join in on the festivities! Or if it's Christmas, do you get to exchange gifts or do you merely bask in the other's company? It's up to you!

6. Even the Happiest Family Argues Something has come up at is causing a bit of a riff between parent and child. Whether it's over something petty or not, that's up to you! So whether you're yelling or awkwardly attempting to patch up after an argument - it's time to try to work things out.

7. Unexpected Addition You're not the parenting type in any way shape or form - but somehow fate has given you the job of looking after a kid - and you're the only one who can do it. Whether you're nervous about not being a parent, or petulantly going along with it despite the fact that you may not be the most mature of your little pair after all - it's time to rise to the occasion!

8. Final Farewell. Your parental figure whether by blood or bond, has long left the world of the living. Yet by some sort of circumstance - perhaps the stars aligned just perfectly or who knows - you are able to have one final conversation with them. Perhaps they appear in your living area just as you were getting ready to doze off, or are sitting by your bed as you wake up. Whatever the case, their spirit is there and ready to give you input.

9. Free for All!

Sibling Relationship

1. Protective Older Sibling No matter how much of a shit you may be to your younger sibling, that right is specifically set aside for you. When your little sibling is in trouble, make sure you comfort them and let them know you're going to take care of it.

2. Ruining The Night Your sibling has a hot date, which means it's time for you to do what you do best - raise hell and put them to the test. Let it be called a Relationship forged through a Trial by Fire!

3. Newcomer There's a new kid in your home and now you have a stranger living in your dwelling. Do you welcome them to the home or let them know that they aren't wanted?

4. Middle of the Night It's in the middle of the night. Maybe our car is broken down, you're too drunk to get home, you got your ass handed to you in a fight. Whatever the circumstances, it's time to get in touch with your sibling and hope they can bail you out.

5. Free for all!

ew_gravity: (That planet Earth turns slowly)

John Tracy | Thunderbirds are Go!

[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-05 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
[He was pretty sure Brains was exaggerating when he said 20 Gs, considering he would have been a pancake on the windows of Thunderbird 5 had that been the case. Regardless, a lot of Gs was involved and his body hurt. Normally, he would just ride it out in the other areas of T5 where there was no gravity but... he needed something else. EOS was fast becoming a good friend to him, and while he was confident she would soon become family to the other Tracys, he just... needed something else.

So, in between Thunderbird 1 returning and Thunderbird 2 still en route, John had also departed and made his way home through the elevator. EOS would keep an eye on things, he knew. And now, he sat in the living room, looking out the vast windows that over looked the pool, the ocean, and the stars, nursing a cup of hot cocoa and relaxing on one of the many soft chairs at home. Sooner or later, Thunderbird 2 would land and the silence would be broken, but its pilot was more than capable of not making a ruckus. They didn't want to wake the two youngest pilots, after all.]
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heavy_lifting: (Hrm...)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-05 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
[Slow and steady might win the race, but there were times when he just wanted to get home already. It had been a long, long day. Tired, hungry, dirty, sore and whoops, a bit dehydrated too, he was feeling a little envious tonight that Scott was likely already home and possibly even asleep. Well, night was more like early morning by time he set Thunderbird 2 down and pulled her back into the hanger. Ditching only his boots, he didn't want Grandma yelling at him in the morning, he trudged upstairs carefully, feeling a bit dizzy, and made a bee line to the cupboard for a cup that was promptly filled with water and was guzzled. Yeah, he needed that. He stuck it back under the tap, filling it again.

Had he been making some noise? Yeah, but he didn't really care right now. He'd care when his head stopped spinning.]
ew_gravity: ('Cause they'd fill the open air)

[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-05 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
[Okay, so maybe he would make a small one. John pulled himself out of his chair with a bitten off groan, muscles aching. He set the mug down and made his way to the kitchen to find his brother drinking water in big gulps.]

Are you planning on drinking the entire ocean?
heavy_lifting: (Whoa!)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-05 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
[He probably wouldn't have been surprised if it had been Scott speaking up behind him. He was halfway expecting it, cause that's how these things tended to go. But John? That made him startle, mid-swallowing no less, which left him coughing and gasping for a moment.]

J-John?! What are--[His question was cutoff by several more coughs.] What are you doing down here?
ew_gravity: (As they tried to)

[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-05 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
[While he couldn't help the smirk for startling his brother, because that was always fun, he was quick to pat Virgil on the back as he coughed.]

Decided to come down for a little R&R. Don't worry, it won't be long before I get annoyed with gravity again.

[He was already getting annoyed with it because it certainly wasn't helping his sore body, but this was still way better. He always liked his solitude, but that didn't mean he didn't miss his brothers.]
heavy_lifting: (Are you sure about that?)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-05 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
[Water now cleared from his windpipe, he stared silently a moment at John.]

You feeling alright?

[It wasn't lost on him the irony that he was one asking that right now, given he was definitely the one who looked a little worse for wear right now, but looks could be deceiving. He was no Scott, but his own brother instincts were definitely ringing;John didn't just show up at home on whims.]
ew_gravity: ('Cause I'd get a thousand hugs)

[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-05 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
[He nodded with a smile.]

Yeah, I'm okay. You're the one that looks like a mess, Virgil.

[Nor was it lost on John. But there really was no cause for alarm.]
heavy_lifting: (Get out.)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-05 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
[As much as he didn't quite believe it, Virgil also couldn't really argue. He let out a chuckle.]

I feel like one too.

It was just a long, hot day and I just got a little dehydrated. I'll be fine.

[He shrugs and drinks a bit more water. Yeah, he's already starting to feel better.]
ew_gravity: (As they tried to)

[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-05 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
I did tell you what the temperature would be like and to prepare accordingly.

[There was a chuckle in the gentle chiding. He reached over to the fridge to pull out the bottle of juice they had in there, pouring Virgil a glass. He was going to need a little sugar boost aside from his re-hydrating. Although notably, his own movements were a little slow and careful.]
heavy_lifting: (...Ah.)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-05 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
[He visibly winces a little. Boy, he hopes Scott really is asleep... or he'd have them both on him.]

Yeah, I remember.

[And... now he's being poured some juice, isn't he? Yeah, this is getting a bit weird. Not in a bad way, just in a... he's being mother hened by John??? way. He's distracted from those thoughts, however, noting John's slow movements. It's like he's... sore? Stiff? Brown eyes narrow a little, as puzzle pieces fit together.]

You're down here because of that bit of "space fishing" you did, aren't you?
ew_gravity: (I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep)

[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-05 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
[Please, this is like, light mother henning. All he did was give some juice. It could be worse. It could be Scott. Still, as he twists the cap back on and puts the bottle back in the refrigerator, he can't help a small shrug and snort. But he's smiling.]

The secret is out then. It's nothing serious, though.
heavy_lifting: (Ooookay...)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-05 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
[Yeah, he'd agree to that. Light, but enough to be odd. And ugh yes, yes it could. In fact, they should be afraid, because if Scott found them now they'd BOTH be in for it.

He smirks a little. He was well practised at figuring things like this out. However, watching John a moment more, he gave a nod. He trusted John on this. ]

Alright then. If you need something though, tell me.

[You know... like pain meds? Anyways, he'll lift that glass and work slowly on downing it, pausing only when a though occurs to him.]

Hey, does Scott even know you're here?
ew_gravity: ('Cause they'd fill the open air)

[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-05 05:37 am (UTC)(link)
[Yes, well, aside from the cough attack, as long as they continue to stay quiet, Scott won't wake up and they won't have to worry about that. But he was glad Virgil wasn't going to push. As tempting as taking some ibuprofen was, the only real cure was some rest and a few stretches.]

No, not yet. By the time Scott arrived home, he and the others went to bed. EOS is keeping an eye on things and I knew you would get home at some point.

[He leaned against the counter, folding his arms.]

I may dislike gravity compared to Thunderbird 5, and I may prefer solitude, but I do miss being with you guys. After the last two close calls, I figured now was a good time.

[No use in keeping it all in. While he, like his brothers, didn't like worrying his brothers. He was also the first to simply call it like it is and he missed them. Why keep that to himself?]
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heavy_lifting: (Hm.)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-05 06:13 am (UTC)(link)
[Virgil settled beside John, leaning against the counter in much the same way, just... with a glass of juice still in hand.

And man, those words. A warm smile floods Virgil's face, reaching his eyes. He lifts his arm, settling a hand onto his brother's shoulder.]

It's always good to have you here, in the flesh.

Boy, I hope I'm awake early enough tomorrow to see everyone's faces when they see you're here.

[He chuckles quietly. There's going to be some very happy faces.]
ew_gravity: (Default)

[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-05 06:19 am (UTC)(link)
[The weight of his hand was something that was both comforting and a bit unusual in that he just didn't seem used to it. Gravity and all. But the familiarity of it allowed John to simply enjoy it despite the weight.]

Assuming there are no early distress calls, I'd imagine all of you sleeping in. Should I go hide in my room until you're awake?

[Happy faces, indeed. If there was one thing he enjoyed about returning to Earth's gravity, it was his brothers' happy faces.]
heavy_lifting: (Get out.)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-05 06:35 am (UTC)(link)
Careful, or you'll jinx us. [The grin on his face widens.]

Well, up to you. [Of course, he realizes this is hardly a sacrifice to John. Hiding in his room awhile that is, since he does like his solitude and all, but he wouldn't ask that of him. ...If he happens to though, Virgil won't complain. He'd like to see the reaction, after all.

Virg finishes the juice, and slipping his hand from John's shoulder, goes to put the glass in the sink.]

Speaking of sleep... I think I'm about ready to hit the hay. [He probably would have done that awhile ago, truth be told, but he had a nice reason to stay awake a bit. Talking to John alone, much less in the flesh, isn't exactly a common occurrence.]
ew_gravity: (That planet Earth turns slowly)

[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-05 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
[He nodded to Virgil, pushing off the counter and giving his brother a pat on the shoulder.]

I'm not all that tired just yet. I'll turn in when I've finished my hot chocolate, I think. And somehow mentally prepare for the bear hugs from Gordon and Allen.

[Scott was always a bit more subdued, but not the two younger Tracys. He was already sore, he didn't need it to be any worse.]

Good night, Virg.
heavy_lifting: (Hm.)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-05 07:17 am (UTC)(link)
[More like squid and... cub? hugs. Virgil is clearly the bear around here. ;) Virgil gives one last chuckle, and a grin.]

Well, if you DO wait up for me, I can deal with those two.

Good night, John.

[And with that, Virgil disappears upstairs. Considering how crummy he felt when he first came in, it's amazing how completely opposite he feels now... other than the sleepy part.]