Smut Liferuiner and Riverdale Shitposter, mostly ([personal profile] sneaks) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2016-01-03 06:48 pm

It's a date!


DATING MEME

Dating is, when you think about, really weird. It's a totally different thing for different people. Some are friends for years before they date; others start dating on the same day they met. Sometimes, there's a lot mushy stuff involved; other times, the couple acts just like friends. None of this is necessarily right or wrong.

Whatever it is, your character and the character you reply to are now dating. How? That's up to you. Whether it be awkward or not, the relationship will be uniquely theirs.

How to Play
-Comment with your character and preferences.
-Reply to others.
-Have fun.

Prompts

1. Best Friends to More: Oh, wow, you've been this person's friend forever! But then you realize you have feelings for them, and they for you. Will things change when you change your status?
2. The Sudden Decision: Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here I am, date me maybe?
3. Confession: You've had feelings for this person for, like, ages, and you want to ask them to date you. Or maybe the confession just slips out...
4. Hate Date: You really don't like this person; actually, you hate them. But you don't want them to be with anyone else!
5. I Guess We're Dating: Huh. We are dating, aren't we? Everyone else knew before us...
6. Slow Decision: For the more mature and seasoned, they might fall into something sweet without needing to rush.
7. Been Burned Before: One of you has had a bad relationship, and now both of you have to bear that brunt if you want to date now.
8. Innocence: This is your first real relationship, so you have to figure it out together. That's harder than it looks.
9. Courting: You're from an old-fashioned world or are old-fashioned yourself, so it's courting, not dating. Still, maybe you can sneak away from the chaperon.
10. First Date: Your first true date. What's it like? What would happen if...I don't know...it went bad?
11. First Kiss: Of course.
12. First Time: Together or in general.
13. The Perfect Couple: The couple that never argues and is more like best friends than a couple.
14. The Not-So-Perfect Couple: Ugh, these guys always argue and seem to despise each other. Why are they even together?
15. Comfortable: You can do anything around or in front of your honey.
16. Not Cut Out for Dating: One of you is anti-social, a jerk, a stoic badass, whatever. You're not dating material...yet here you are.
17. Getting on Each Others' Nerves: Spending too much time together can get even the most patient people annoyed with the person they're dating.
18. Know What You Like: It's almost like they can read your mind, whether it be in the kitchen, at the store, or in the bedroom.
19. Trouble in Paradise: Maybe it's external factors, or perhaps internal, but whatever the case may be, things aren't looking so sunny.
20. Test the Strength: Someone else has an obvious crush on the person you're dating. What do you do?
21. Pregnancy Scare: Hey, it happens. So, how do you feel when the period turns up missing?
22. Getting Serious: Things are getting way deep with this person. They may be the one...or maybe they think they are, while you're not too sure.
23. Old Hat: This relationship is dull. Can you get back the spark?
24. End It: You don't want to date them anymore. You want to see other people.
25. Taking It to the Next Level: You don't want to date them anymore. You want to marry them.
26. FREE SPACE
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Rey | Star Wars

[personal profile] girlandherstaff 2016-01-04 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
[[ota but she's unused to dating, so please forgive any gaffs]]
gorramgirl: (自得 zhǐshì yīgè duìxiàng)

3/8/etc.

[personal profile] gorramgirl 2016-01-05 10:41 am (UTC)(link)
[There are many things River knows. How to kill someone and make it look like an accident. How to take apart weapons without looking. How to dance in toe shoes without hurting herself. How to not ruin friendships by accidentally bringing up something she read in the other person's mind.

How to deal with people in any way that verges on the romantic? Not hardly.

It's confusing, because she knows she likes Rey. They get along well, and Rey doesn't seem frightened of her like most of her friends still occasionally do. She knows how most people act when they like someone. She knows how to figure out what most people like. She knows the traditions.

She's not sure if it will do anything, but she sits down beside Rey with a handful of flowers, which may or may not have been picked with permission.]


These are for you.
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[personal profile] girlandherstaff 2016-01-05 01:21 pm (UTC)(link)
[River made a lot of sense to Rey where other people didn't. There was something simpe about being in her company, something that came naturally that didn't seem to come around other people and it was a something that Rey was glad of. Her company was something that Rey enjoyed having.]

[She liked River, that was the simplest way to put it.]

[So when River came with a handful a flowers - which wasn't her usual behaviour - Rey did blink a little. She'd rarely seen flowers before, and she looked at them with a sesne of caution as well as admiration for all the colours]


Thank you, they're ... lovely.
gorramgirl: (知道 tōu de gǎnjué)

[personal profile] gorramgirl 2016-01-05 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[A moment passed, wherein River stared from the flowers to Rey back to the flowers. Finally, in her usual flat way:]

Giving flowers as a gift often signifies courtship. [A beat.] I thought you would like them.

[Because a direct confession wouldn't be her.]
girlandherstaff: (scavenger)

[personal profile] girlandherstaff 2016-01-05 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
We never had flowers on Jakku.

[It was a simple statement, Rey turns and gives a gives a smile, and an affectionate little poke in the arm, carefully done so that it's obvious that it's affectionate]

Thank you, River. I do.

[And, because Rey is used to something for something, she hands over the small pocket droid she had fixed up over the last few days]

I looked on the wave, and they're really just meant to be toys, but I figured you'd know how to expand the memory potential to make it more. At the moment it can do simple fetch and carry tasks, basic translation, and provide some conversation. It's also, y'know, easier to understand than most people.

[Which, frankly, was the highlight of the droid to Rey]
gorramgirl: (受伤 bìng bù ānquán)

[personal profile] gorramgirl 2016-01-06 07:02 am (UTC)(link)
[For a moment, River just listens, nods along. There's the slightest of smiles after that poke, almost shy, like she's not sure how to react. She's used to teases but -- right now, it's different.

When the droid is exchanged, though, her eyes go wide.]


If you don't want to give it to me, you don't need to. [Because she knows how Rey thinks about things like that, she doesn't want Rey to think she has to make everything a trade. It's not about that. It's just about sharing. She'll accept the gift if that's how it's meant, but she doesn't want to be greedy.] But if you want to, thank you. It seems very clever.

[She pauses.]

I don't find you difficult to understand, at least.
girlandherstaff: (weapon)

[personal profile] girlandherstaff 2016-01-06 02:39 pm (UTC)(link)
No, you can have it. I fixed it up for you.

[Which is true. It's just because of the something for something that she's handing it over earlier than planned. Rey had been thinking of seeing if a new paint process would make it look a little better than the repaired junk it was. River won't think of it that way - she hopes - but there's always that nagging thought at the back of Rey's mind.]

I don't find you difficult to understand either. It's just... other people.
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[personal profile] gorramgirl 2016-01-06 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you, then.

[She doesn't mind the lack of decoration, that's not a concern. She can appreciate beautiful things but she can also appreciate the beauty in simple things. And she can definitely appreciate the beauty in simple things with good intention.

She nods.]


People are harder to understand when they don't think about being hard to understand. When they take it for granted.
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[personal profile] girlandherstaff 2016-01-06 10:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I hope you can do more with it than I've been able to get done so far for you.

[That's another area that Rey agrees with River about: sometimes all that decoration was just too much, and took away from the beauty of the actual thing.]

Do you think they realise? That they take it for granted?
gorramgirl: (辉煌 nǚhái de míngzì)

[personal profile] gorramgirl 2016-01-06 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I want to. [As she considers the droid.] Does it have a name?

[Because she'll be glad to relate to it on that level, too. She's good at personifying objects, it's comforting. Makes her feel like she's got more of a relationship with them.]

Not usually. Not unless someone who doesn't understand has told them, usually. [See also: her brother.] It's not a flaw, but it's a problem nonetheless.
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[personal profile] girlandherstaff 2016-01-07 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
[Rey looks at the droid, and gives a small shrug]

I really don't know. It probably has a model number that it will respond to, but I think these ones were designed to be given a name by their owner. To make them more personal? It's not told me a name, when I've asked, anyway. Maybe it's just waiting on one.

[Rey gives a small sigh]

I wish we didn't have to tell them.
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[personal profile] gorramgirl 2016-01-07 07:36 am (UTC)(link)
Then we ought to name it so it doesn't have to wait anymore.

[We, because it's as much Rey's as it is River's, and also because for someone with so much in her brain, who's good at personifying even, she's not exactly thinking of names off the top of her head. She's never really had to.

She nods.]


I wish, too. [Beat.] I'm glad you know what that's like.
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[personal profile] girlandherstaff 2016-01-07 10:50 am (UTC)(link)
Can you think of a name you want to give it?

It's hard to find people who know what it's like, I'm glad you know as well.
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[personal profile] gorramgirl 2016-01-07 08:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[She shakes her head.]

Never been good at naming things unless it's after someone, and that could be confusing.

[And then she nods. Because being able to be that for Rey is important to her.]

It is hard. I'm glad we can. Understand that. Together.
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[personal profile] girlandherstaff 2016-01-07 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[Rey considers it for a moment]

Why don't we name it after something then? Something that isn't usually a name, then it won't get confusing.

[Rey gives a smile, because, yeah.]
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[personal profile] gorramgirl 2016-01-08 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
[River nods, then bursts into giggles.]

I don't think "wrench" or "stethoscope" are good names, probably, even if they are somethings. [A shrug, because that's what first came to her mind. Well, that and the really obvious things like "spaceship" and "blaster" that would make even worse names.] You should try.

[She nods encouragingly. Rey is going to be better at this than her. She knows it.]
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[personal profile] girlandherstaff 2016-01-08 01:30 pm (UTC)(link)
[Rey gives her own laugh]

Okay, you've got a very good point there. Okay, names, um... [she looks down at the little droid, and thought carefully] What about Spark? Like the spark needed to start an engine? I know it's not really a proper something, but it sounds like it might make a nice name? If you like it, that is.
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[personal profile] gorramgirl 2016-01-08 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I do. I like that very much.

[She takes in a breath like she's daring herself.]

I also like you.
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[personal profile] girlandherstaff 2016-01-08 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
[Rey turns, and there's a moment of silence as she carefully thinks about exactly what River would mean. Then a smile appears on her face, shy but bright]

I like you, as well.
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[personal profile] gorramgirl 2016-01-09 09:30 am (UTC)(link)
[She returns the smile, feeling suddenly confident.]

I don't think that many of the traditional proceedings probably apply to us.
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[personal profile] girlandherstaff 2016-01-09 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I ... don't know what the traditional proceedings are, anyway.

[Rey smiles, and gives a shrug]
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[personal profile] gorramgirl 2016-01-10 06:25 am (UTC)(link)
[A little shrug of her own.]

Many of them seem antiquated. Remnants of courtship when such things were more arranged than felt.

[Which is clearly not the case here.]
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[personal profile] girlandherstaff 2016-01-10 12:40 pm (UTC)(link)
[Rey considers this for a moment]

Aren't they still arranged in some places? Courtships and things like that? You hear stories...

[Stories about every other planet in the galaxy. Yeah, she's heard a lot of them]
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[personal profile] gorramgirl 2016-01-10 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Some places.

[River shrugs. Her own bubble is fairly insular, and she knows that. She has, in fact, heard stories. But her ideas of courtships are mostly derived from the high-society planet she hails from, honestly.]

We wouldn't apply. I like this better.
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[personal profile] girlandherstaff 2016-01-11 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
[Rey considers that, and gives a nod]

Yeah. This is much better.

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