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estivates ([personal profile] estivates) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2015-07-28 08:34 am

☂ i'm only happy when it rains

caught in the rain

It started out quietly, and then, quite suddenly, you're caught in a storm. Time to find cover. Nothing much to do but to wait it out.

Scenarios listed below for those who want 'em.

001 PLAYGROUND - Well, you can try to hide under the slide or maybe in the jungle gym... at least you're some place fun?
002 PARK - Always happens, caught outside trying to take advantage of the weather... and it ends up pulling a fast one on you.
003 STORE FRONT - Better hope they have an awning you can take advantage of
004 THE BEACH - Not exactly the best place to be during a rainstorm, however it is possible to get caught in a sudden storm
005 WILD CARD - Anyway you want it

ii HOW:
001 TREE - Not the best cover, but it'll have to do, stay close to the roots and you won't get too wet.
002 UMBRELLA - Most conventional... Kinda boring. But it works.
003 NEWSPAPER - Not permanent, but it'll have to do. Good luck
004 BAG - Well... y'gotta do what you gotta do.
005 NONE - You know what. You're a rebel. You don't need cover. Screw convention
006 WILD CARD - that's the way you need it

iii WHY:
001 REJECTED - Welp. Rejection sucks. And no one will see you crying in the rain.
002 WAITING - For the bus? For someone else? For some revelation? What are you waiting for.
003 MELANCHOLY - Sometimes the best place to feel a bit down is out in the rain.
004 HAPPINESS - Is everything going your way? Are you singing a refrain while walking down the lane? Just singin. Singin' in the rain.
006 WILD CARD - Anyway you want it.

>> POST with your character
>> TAG others, use RNG if you need to, or just make up your own scenario if you want!

(from here.)
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John Tracy | Thunderbirds Are Go!

[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-29 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
heavy_lifting: (Hmph.)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-29 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
Back visiting the ol' hometown and go figure it'd decide to rain. Typical. Virgil clutched his pad and art supplies close to his chest with one arm, the other trying to hold onto an umbrella. He was also under a tree, since this was the sort of rain that one or the other just wasn't enough. It had been such a beautiful day! What happened?! He scowled, unhappily.
ew_gravity: (That planet Earth turns slowly)

[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-29 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
A much bigger umbrella came out and was held over Virgil's. It was one of those summer rains that Kansas and a lot of the midwest was known for. So he wasn't wearing much in the way of keeping warm, just the umbrella to keep dry. He was on his way to pick up Virgil so they could all meet for dinner soon, knowing his brother could sometimes get caught up in his art and forget the time. It just also so happened that the skies opened up quite literally as he stepped out of the car, causing him to need to scramble for an umbrella before he was completely soaked.

"I hope your paints aren't ruined."
heavy_lifting: (Are you sure about that?)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-29 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
Virgil blinked when the rain dripping on his umbrella stopped. Huh? Then a familiar voice out of no where made him startled him. "John!" The rain had covered his approaching foot steps entirely. "Wh-Where did you come from?" he asked with a laugh, and an appreciative smile.
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[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-29 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
"The parking lot," He replied, nodding his head back. "Came to pick you up for dinner. Alan and Gordon already voted on some new bistro that opened up in town. Although, they might not go anywhere either at this rate."

He held his hand out to help Virgil with one of his belongings. "Do you want to try and run for the car or wait it out?"
heavy_lifting: (Oh...well...)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-29 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
His expression switched to a look of surprise. "It's that late? Boy, I lost track of time," he muttered, unknowingly confirming what John had suspected would happen.

"We can if you want, let me just get these back in my bag first. Pulled out the umbrella and had no time to even get them into it," he explained, as he handed off his watercolour pad to John and folded his umbrella for the time being, dropping it by his feet for now. That done, he finally was able to swing around his messenger bag and slid his paint box and brushes back into place, before retrieving the pad back from his brother.

"Paints are okay, but the pad not so much," he said, belatedly answering John's earlier question. He looked sadly at the forming waves in the pad caused by the sudden spike in humidity. "Oh well," he then said, shoving it into his bag too and closing it up. Grabbing his umbrella from the ground, looking ready to open it again, he looked back to John.

"So we doing this?" Of course, he said this right as he swore the rain started pounding the ground even harder.
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[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-29 01:42 pm (UTC)(link)
John didn't comment about being right. He just chuckled quietly as he helped Virgil get his art supplies in his bag. "Yes, it did come on pretty fast. Stepped out of the car when it sprinkled. It was pouring by the time I got out completely."

Watercolor blocks, as far as John was a aware, was better suited given it didn't wave as much due to it being glued together before separation. But it wasn't as mobile nor as flexible when wanting to do quick sketches. Still, there wasn't much to do be at this rate. John looked up at the sky as it poured harder, nearly obscuring their vision of the car.

"Hm. I'm not sure. Seems like it wants us to stay put."
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[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-29 04:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeaaaah... Maybe we should wait a minute for it to let up," Virgil agreed, watching the rain bouncing on the ground. Well then.

He adjusted his bag on his shoulder a bit then opened back up his umbrella anyways, settling it on his shoulder. Better this way than it dripping all over his boots. He then folded his arms. "So... How was your day?" he ended up asking. Ah, small talk.
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[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-29 07:42 pm (UTC)(link)
John shrugged. "I was with Alan and Gordon at the arcade for a bit. They wanted to see if there were any news. I got kicked out after about an hour. Cleaned out their claw machine."

Oops? At least Alan and Gordon had a bunch of prizes now.
heavy_lifting: (You could say that)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-29 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Virgil just burst out into a deep laugh. It wasn't as funny when they were younger, but now? The idea of John getting kicked out now was just plain hilarious--priceless even. "Like old times, huh?" he said, still chuckling. Yeah, that tickled his funny bone.

He couldn't wait to hear Alan and Gordon's side of the story.

"And here I just was painting. Sounds like you had the more exciting day," he said with a grin.
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[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-29 09:00 pm (UTC)(link)
He grinned lightly with a shrug. "Surprised they didn't recognize me. It was fun until I had to leave."

He wasn't sure how exciting that was. He didn't really want to leave his brothers. "Spent the rest of the day at the library. I'm a little behind on the new releases."
Edited 2015-07-29 21:01 (UTC)
heavy_lifting: (Oh really?)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-29 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
It wasn't really THAT exciting, just in comparison to Virgil's day. Only thing interesting that had happened to him was nearly getting him and his art soaked, and that wasn't exactly enjoyable. "The library? Heh, I should have guessed that's where you spent the rest of the day," Virgil said with another soft chuckle. John was just as predictable as he was.

He gazed back towards the parking lot, watching the rain for a minute. "Hum... I think it might be slowing down," he noted.
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[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-29 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"Just as I guessed you would spend the entire day painting?" No matter what Virgil said, he inevitably spent the whole day painting. He peered out at the rain. It didn't seem to be pounding as much. "We have our umbrellas. No harm in trying."
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[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-29 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
"Hey, I did not just paint all day... I did some sketches too," he said, lifting his hand to show the pencil lead smudged along the pinkie side of his hand. Yeah, really he knew he'd lost that one.

"Well... Shall we?" he replied, unfolding his arms, looking ready to make a dash for it.
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[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-29 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
"I stand corrected, then," John snorted.

Still, he wasn't ready to dash in the rain like his brother was. "I would rather just walk. I don't want to slip on the way over."
heavy_lifting: (Suuure...)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-30 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
"Why would yo--Ah. Right," he said, answering his own question. Right, he was with the wobbly, klutzy spaceman. If there was a way to slip, he'd surely find it if they ran. Fair enough.

"Either way, let's go." Virgil said, taking the initiative to step out from under the added shelter of the tree, out into the full brunt of the rain. He made a bee-line for the car... walking. No dashing.
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[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-30 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
John's not proud of it but yes, less reason to trip the better. Besides, he was better now that it had been a couple days but mushy, wet ground was only setting him back slightly. He followed Virgil out.

At least he could confidently walk across the park lawn and not worry about slipping and falling on his ass. It would take just a few minutes to get there. "Scott is going to meet is at the bistro, but we've got to pick up Gordon and Alan."
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[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-30 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
Staying in stride with John, Virgil gave a nod to the plan that was outlined. "Alrighty."

"...So... Big Brother is shirking off his duty onto you today, huh?" Virgil said with a grin, amused it was John doing all the running around, it seemed. Not that it was a bad thing, actually. He was glad Scott had been off doing his own thing.
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[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-30 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
John shrugged, still smiling. "Yeah. Had some other stuff planned I guess. I don't mind babysitting the terrible twosome if it means they'll just stay in an arcade all day."

It's if they planned to leave the arcade (which according to the latest text message, they were still there with apparently Alan winning the most tickets so far) that would make him wish Scott was doing the babysitting. Granted, his youngest brothers were grown adults (...sort of, in Alan's case), they didn't actually need a babysitter.

Most of the time.

"I'll send a message to Alan before we go. He's going to have to turn in his winnings at some point and show off what he won at dinner."
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[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-30 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
Virgil chuckled. Yeah, those two sure could get into all kinds of trouble and mischief if given a chance. At least they had decided to stay put.

"Well, that could be interesting," he said, wondering what on earth Alan could possibly come back with. He then paused and glanced to John as a thought occurred to him. "...What did you do with everything you got outta that machine?"
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[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-30 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
"Gave them to Alan and Gordon," John chuckled. "I didn't feel like carrying them to the library. We're going to donate them before we leave since we obviously don't need all those animals."

They were closer to the car, so John dug into his pocket to get the keys out, unlocking the doors remotely.
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[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-30 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
"I was gonna say..." he said with a grin.

Ah good, almost out of the rain. Hopefully it'd be done by time they had to get out again. He could hope, right? When they got close, he made his way over to the passenger side, and pulled the door open. He swiftly closed the umbrella, throwing it to the floor and hopped in, pulling the car door closed before he got too rained upon.

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[personal profile] ew_gravity 2015-07-31 01:54 am (UTC)(link)
John took the time to at least shake the umbrella a little so it was just dripping all over the backseats as he got in. He pushed the button to start the car and backed out of the parking spot, putting the vehicle in drive and heading out to go pick up their two younger brothers.

"Hopefully, it will let up by the time we get there. You know how some of these storms are."
heavy_lifting: (Oh...well...)

[personal profile] heavy_lifting 2015-07-31 02:17 am (UTC)(link)
Buckling in, he sat back looking at the sky through the windows. "Yeah, it could completely clear out in ten minutes and you wouldn't have know it was raining," Virgil said with a nod.

Of course knowing their luck this could be one of those times when ot stuck around, but given how fast it blew in, it seemed unlikely.