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Jun. 19th, 2012 10:22 pm
awesome_lilly: (happy sun face)
[personal profile] awesome_lilly
Lilly dropped into bar somewhat unexpectedly a few months ago, and then just as unexpectedly dropped out again. (There was a minor, eminently solvable issue with the twins' schooling. The thing with Raspberry took longer.)

She's back now, skipping main bar for some quality time in the Caribbean inlet. Quality time equals beach towel, cooler full of margarita... pitchers, and trashy novels from the next universe over. (Twilight in the Attic. Reading it aloud has been banned as torture under the Genua Convention. Lilly loves it.)

It's a good day.

Date: 2012-06-20 05:44 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor in armor looking shiny with a dramatic sky behind him (Thor Odinson of Asgard is shiny)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
Time doesn't pass in Asgard while he's here, so Thor's not really avoiding people by coming to Milliways.

But, well, the door showed up. And he doesn't mind delaying the feast a little.

Thor is, and will always be, very much a people person. But sometimes, when you're brooding over the probable death of your beloved but somewhat traitorous brother, you don't always want to be cheerful and hearty at all your friends (and frenemies and relatives and so on). Even the ones who are grieving too.

So: here comes a blond mountain of a man, clad in shiny armor and a swooping red cape that billows gently behind him.

He's not heading directly for Lilly, but he's not averse to company (and distraction). Mostly, he's just looking at the shoreline.

It's pretty. And different than Asgard, which always makes scenery interesting.

Date: 2012-06-20 06:06 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor grinning cheerfully (cheerful floppy puppy)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
Thor flashes her a quick grin. It's genuine -- Thor's face is open and honest, now and always -- but it's the bright look of someone who's used to being the center of attention, and takes his charm for granted.

"My armor does not rust," he assures her.

"But I thank you for your concern."

Date: 2012-06-20 06:18 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor looking either completely baffled or extremely dubious (what was that again?)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
Thor's mobile face downshifts straight from friendly cheer to confusion.

"No?" he hazards.

"I am a warrior of Asgard."

Mostly the dramatic cape-swirling happens when people are stalking down glittering corridors and riding horses along magical rainbow bridges and stuff. Although Thor does an excellent line in atmospheric wind tunnel effects.

Date: 2012-06-20 06:29 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor looking neutral but not upset (kinda serious but not really)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
Thor accepts this with equanimity.

(And if, on some level, he can't help thinking of dead people coming to Milliways --

well. If his brother comes to Milliways, he'll learn of it in short order. Right? And otherwise, there's nothing to be gained by dwelling.)

"I am Thor," he returns gravely.

Date: 2012-06-20 06:56 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor looking neutral but not upset (kinda serious but not really)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
Only a few weeks ago, Thor would have accepted that without comment. But some measure of humility was one of the lessons that got battered into him.

So: "Humans worshipped my kind as gods," he half-agrees, "what you would call a long time ago. But I would not say we are."

With a small smile, he adds, "In any case, I do not smite maidens for having hobbies. I strike only opponents in true battle."

Presumably with the very large hammer hanging at his belt. Thor is the MOST SUBTLE FIGHTER EVER.

Date: 2012-07-12 03:39 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor looking neutral but not upset (kinda serious but not really)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
Thor looks about two parts amused to one part dubious at her assessment of gods, but apparently sees no reason to actually quibble with it.

"If there is cause for hitting," he agrees, a little wryly.

Thor's lessons on thinking before he acts are still pretty fresh.

In a choice between being wry and being broody, though, he'll always opt for the latter around other people. Especially strangers.

Date: 2012-07-27 06:06 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor looking neutral but not upset (kinda serious but not really)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
Thor approves of her attitude towards proper hospitality.

"Very well."

Wait, he learned this part of human manners. "Thank you," he adds, as he settles down onto the sand near her. This does not make him look appreciably smaller, although it's probably easier on Lilly's neck.

Where he's from, you usually reserve thanks for bigger things than this. But Thor is an adaptable diplomat! (Not always a very diplomatic one, but he's good at making friends, at least.)

Date: 2012-08-02 03:22 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor grinning cheerfully (cheerful floppy puppy)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
Thor grins. "I have tasted tequila but once. But it was a good strong drink, for a mortal liquor."

He accepts the margarita accordingly. Thor is good with being handed drinks by friendly people!

Come to think of it...

"Lilly," he repeats, thoughtfully. "Would you be called Lilly Kane?"

Date: 2012-08-06 03:57 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor grinning (a hearty laugh!)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
Congratulations, Lilly! You've just won yourself some of your own money.

"Some little time ago, I received a gift of this tequila from the Lady Bar."

Along with a note saying it was for interesting and/or hot people. Thor, who takes others' attention and his own attractiveness for granted, feels no particular need to mention that.

Instead, he lifts his margarita glass slightly in salute, and has a swallow of it.

...Huh. Pretty good.

Date: 2012-08-15 03:07 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor beaming (as conspiratorial as he gets)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
Thor grins back. Thor's grins are bright, unsubtle things.

"Generous hosting," he declares, "is a virtue and a sign of honor."

We'll call that a yes!

We'll also call this a sign of someone who has not yet encountered the more... magical consequences of free food at Milliways.

He has another approving slug of margarita.

Date: 2012-08-15 04:01 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor grinning (a hearty laugh!)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
Asgardian virtue is... calibrated a little differently!

Although Lilly might not quite align to it anyway.

Thor, missing this particular linguistic subtlety (and also not much caring about it), looks entirely amused.

"I have been told that at Milliways all are guests and hosts both. You seem to have taken that to heart, Lilly Kane."

Date: 2012-08-15 04:44 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor looking neutral but not upset (kinda serious but not really)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
Vaguely Nordic alien dimension of shiny!

"I am from Asgard."

That's very explanatory, Thor, thank you.

Date: 2012-08-16 05:31 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor and Loki kneeling before (and dwarfed by) the gold steps leading up to Odin's throne (brothers before Asgard's golden throne)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
This is both a fair question, and one that's hard to answer!

Hmm.

Thor looks thoughtful for a moment. At least he knows she's from Earth. Context!

"Very fair," he says, "and bright. Brighter than your Earth." It comes in part of having a different sun, but there's a certain subtle oversaturated luminousness that clings to Asgardians anyway. "The heart of Asgard is a great city of golden towers."

Date: 2012-09-08 05:11 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor looking either completely baffled or extremely dubious (what was that again?)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
'Phallic, but pretty' sums up lots of things about Asgard.

Like Thor!

He gives Lilly a bemused look. "Much like the day life," he hazards.

Date: 2012-09-09 04:55 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor grinning cheerfully (cheerful floppy puppy)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
Asgard sparkles AROUND THE CLOCK, man!

But this is an idiom that hasn't quite translated; Thor thinks maybe she's asking about whether there's a different nocturnal species or something.

He laughs, anyway, the short amused breath of someone completely unembarrassed by missing whatever cue he's missed. (Thor is, as a rule, mostly impossible to embarrass.) "Nice enough. But perhaps I have misunderstood -- what is this 'night life'?"

Date: 2012-09-09 05:38 am (UTC)
mjolnir_retriever: Thor, in armor, cracking a surprised laugh (ha!)
From: [personal profile] mjolnir_retriever
OHHHHHH. Thor's face clears into open, comprehending amusement.

"You mean feasts!" Thor, it's very clear, is a fan of those. (Thor is also pretty good at compartmentalizing, because he came here in part to escape one for a little while -- but that's because of specific awkward feelings, and has nothing to do with his general fondness for conviviality.) "Yes, of course. We have many gatherings of drinking and conviviality, both day and night."

Also there are restaurants and things, but when you live in a giant glittery palace along with most of your friends, you tend to entertain at home.

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