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02 June 2017 @ 03:28 pm
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Nick set his glass down, and stared at the table. "This isn't safe."
"I didn't come here looking for safe."



Geeze, kids, you just need to hop in the sack. NO. I am not going to interrupt your first kiss with an emergency . . .

Sorry, I'll get you the grand finale RSN, but my characters are . . . have difficulties nerving up to start anything.

 
 
 
(Anonymous) on June 2nd, 2017 10:24 pm (UTC)
Going to be obnoxious reader:

It's a cultural miscue. Dipper thinks, by walking in Nick's room when he invited her, that she indicated she's good and ready. Nick's totally missing that. Wasn't the law when he got bubbled, or if it was, Nicholas certainly was too American for that. Nick hasn't had to think about it since. Side effect of being Most Wanted criminal and all that: he would not have invited a woman over even if he could have.

My $.02. Probably not worth that much.

Holly
Michawl DolbearMichawl Dolbear on June 2nd, 2017 10:42 pm (UTC)
Well, possibly.

Elsewhere (Olympian) Paer says "No wonder they don't let teenagers marry. No sense what-so-ever."

Is this a statement of Oner law?

And Nick /is/ a teenager and Dipper almost.

And their discussion logically concludes that pregnancy is nearly certain.

So nearly completely "No sense what-so-ever"

First girlfriend and first boyfriend too.
matapampamuphoff on June 3rd, 2017 03:26 am (UTC)
Give or take 1100 years . . . and with his entry and exit from the bag not being an exact year . . . if it's ever important to him he might figure out his biological age. "Nineteenish" is close enough.

When I go back through, I'll probably add in things about size and build, and another growth spurt, and how he was going to need to get new clothes.

Princess Dipper will also be looking younger than her calendar years, as is typical of high count Oners.

But even looking on the gangly side of muscular, he's has a couple years of on-the-job Warrior training, then three plus years of working, hiding, running, responsibility, and worry . . . He's more mature than a 22 year-old a few months out of Princess School.
James ResoldierJames Resoldier on June 5th, 2017 07:41 pm (UTC)
Nailed it!
muirecanmuirecan on June 2nd, 2017 11:59 pm (UTC)
I think your characters just want to sit there sweating and sending smouldering glances across the table to each other. One of the wives needs to walk in with a pitcher of wine and make the two of them drink it. That would fix the staring at each other in desperate need but restraining themselves.

Isn't it terrible when characters have fantastic self control.
mbarkermbarker on June 3rd, 2017 12:14 am (UTC)
Of course, you've got Zog upstairs who can come bursting in with something, the disco folks might turn up, and poor Nick has just gotten balls (or has he?) so he's still adjusting to all those urges... I can see this being quite a difficult time for them.
mbarkermbarker on June 3rd, 2017 09:35 am (UTC)
Of course, you've got Zog upstairs who can come bursting in with something, the disco folks might turn up, and poor Nick has just gotten balls (or has he?) so he's still adjusting to all those urges... I can see this being quite a difficult time for them.