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Zoe Winchester ([personal profile] bigdamnprincipal) wrote in [community profile] fandom_lounge2009-09-25 09:39 am
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Staff Meeting, Friday Afternoon (after classes)

The lounge was set up for another faculty meeting, with snacks and pastries and cold drinks and hot drinks and everything moddable between. It was important to cover all the culinary basics when you were dealing with so many different kinds of people.
sith_happened: (Anakin: b&w intense)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-27 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
"We weren't wildly fond of each other, no," Anakin replied. Shocking, huh?
carpe_demon: (I'm smirking)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-27 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Drake clutched at his heart. "Color me shocked," he snickered. "Even in the Underworld he Did Not Play Well With Others. If you were weaker, he wouldn't notice you unless he had a use for you. If you were as strong or stronger, he'd either want your approval or hate you. I'll take a wild stab in the dark and say door number three?"
sith_happened: (Anakin: A is for Anakin)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-27 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Anakin inclined his head. "He devoted most of my senior year to flinging himself at the vampire."
carpe_demon: (I'm giving this some thought)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-27 07:17 pm (UTC)(link)
"He always had a bit of a fang fetish," Drake mused. "Vampires are exiled from the Underworld where we're from. Big mess with not recognizing the Source's authority. Cole'd work with them anyway as his own little rebellion."
sith_happened: (Anakin: making an entrance)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-27 07:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"As payback for being the Source's puppet, or just to be annoying?" Anakin asked.
carpe_demon: (O RLY?)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-27 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
"Depended on what channel he was on that day," Drake said. "There's grr argh, I'm an evil demon and I'll do whatever it takes to get the job done; or I hate everyone so I'll break the rules; or even I'm tormented by my sooooooul so I don't know what I'm doing." Drake put his hands on his hips and rolled his eyes. "Honestly, it was impossible living with him sometimes."
sith_happened: (Anakin: amused)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-27 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"Only sometimes?" Anakin replied.
carpe_demon: (I have a charming smile)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-28 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
"Most of the time," Drake said. "I had to smack him all the time. Always bitching about having a soul and not wanting it, when there I was, oh so very envious of him."
sith_happened: (Anakin: all that I am)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-28 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
"I only tried to smack a few times," Anakin said, sounding regretful. "So he got you the gig here, then?"
carpe_demon: (Why is there pudding on the ceiling?)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-28 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
"Nah, he just hooked me up with the Sorcerer to get myself turned human," Drake said. "He was pretty surprised I wanted to spend my last year teaching kids, but what better way to leave my mark on the world than enriching young minds about books and the power of love? I need to help him out before my time's up next year, but until then my time is my own."
sith_happened: (Anakin: b&w intense)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-28 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
"The power of love?" Anakin repeated. "Really? Do they need that encouragement?"
carpe_demon: (I'm talking to my BFF the Colethazor)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-28 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
Drake gave Anakin a Look. "You think these youngsters know about love? Real love? Hormones, sex, yeah. But real love? Epic love?"
sith_happened: (Anakin: *gives attitude*)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-28 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
"I think it's very difficult to find that kind of love in stories, too," Anakin replied. "They tend to gloss over the hard realities."
carpe_demon: (I'm giving this some thought)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-28 03:41 am (UTC)(link)
"Not all of them," Drake said. "And I won't gloss over the ugly parts. Love can be tragic. Sometimes love can really suck. But better to have loved and lost than...yadda yadda yadda."
sith_happened: (Anakin: woe)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-28 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
Anakin's eyes grew shadowed. "I don't know. I could have saved everyone a lot of pain if I'd yadda yaddaed."
carpe_demon: (I'm taking this very seriously really)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-28 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
"Thought you said you were married?" Drake said, instantly intrigued. "Something happen before that?"
sith_happened: (Anakin: Padme says "don't do it")

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-28 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
"First marriage," Anakin said shortly. "She died."
carpe_demon: (I'm giving this some thought)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-28 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
"Did she love you?" Drake asked gently. "Did you love her? Because whatever happened, those moments would've brought light to the universe, even if it was for a short time. And that light never really dies."
sith_happened: (Default)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-28 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Anakin shrugged. "And when she died, it destabilized the entire galaxy."

If by galaxy, we meant "Anakin."
carpe_demon: (I'm scratching my head)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-28 02:41 pm (UTC)(link)
"But would that have happened even if you hadn't loved her?" Drake asked.
sith_happened: (Anakin: *goes a smiting*)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-28 03:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"No," Anakin said firmly.
carpe_demon: (I'm taking this very seriously really)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-28 03:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"You sound pretty sure about that," Drake said, "and I can't argue not knowing the full story. But whatever happened, without that loving and being love, you wouldn't be the man you are today. Maybe she wouldn't have died, maybe that galaxy wouldn't have been destabilized, but maybe a hell of a lot worse things could've happened -- like erasing the existence of that grandkid you mentioned. And you wouldn't be here, right now, teaching kids right from wrong and making an English major very happy."
sith_happened: (Anakin: doofy smile)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-28 03:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"But now we're entering into my issue area," Anakin said with a tiny smile. "Where do the ethics fall on this? My personal happiness shouldn't be measured against the fate of a galaxy."
carpe_demon: (O RLY?)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-28 03:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Drake rubbed his chin and eyed Anakin. "You're a stubborn one, aren't you?" he said. "Does your wife have to throw things at your head if you get all 'oh, I don't deserve happiness, I don't deserve you'? Point is, love can make you crazy. It can sometimes even make people do very bad things. But without it, the universe is a cold and empty place. So when you find it, you've got to hold on to it with all your might and let it drag you back out of the darkness, kicking and screaming if it has to. Given time, love can heal any almost any wound, or at least ease the pain."
sith_happened: (Default)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-28 04:06 pm (UTC)(link)
And Anakin knew that for truth, not that he would admit it. "Make sure the students know about the idiocy, too," he recommended.

It's why his classes were such laugh riots.