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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 2009-09-28 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.
carpe_demon: (I have a charming smile)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-28 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh, definitely," Drake grinned. "I'll probably even try to get them to admit the dumbest thing they've done for love."
sith_happened: (Anakin: b&w intense)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-28 04:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"Try second dumbest," Anakin replied. "That way the truly humiliating things stay secret and the other students don't get ideas."
carpe_demon: (I'm Robin Hood bitch)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-28 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
"Good point," Drake said, nodding. "And maybe by then I'll have an example or two to give them myself."
sith_happened: (Anakin: from behind)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-28 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't generally do that," Anakin admitted.
carpe_demon: (I'm adorable and I know it)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-28 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
"Make good points or be a fool for love?" Drake asked.
sith_happened: (Anakin: *goes a smiting*)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-28 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"Give examples of my screw-ups," Anakin replied.

Because they tended to be fairly epic.
carpe_demon: (I'm smirking)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-28 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, if we're talking screw-ups in general, I've got a list a mile long," Drake said. "Like the crickets. Or when I got caught trying to put itching powder in the Brotherhood's robes. Or that time with the jello...."
sith_happened: (Anakin: seriously?!)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-28 07:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't ask, Anakin.

"...the time with the jello?"
carpe_demon: (You looooove me you want to kiiiiiss me)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] carpe_demon 2009-09-28 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well," Drake said, so Very Glad he'd been asked! "I was pretty popular with the ladies even though I was the most undemony demon who ever demoned, so there was this one time I was having a little fun with a pair of succubi. I conjured up some jello just to make things interesting, but something went wrong and I couldn't make it stop. It ended up flooding the chamber and several others around it...including the one where some Darklighters were engaged in some pretty serious negotiations with the Manticores."
sith_happened: (Anakin: bright eyes)

Re: Before the Meeting [09/25]

[personal profile] sith_happened 2009-09-28 08:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Anakin burst out laughing before he could stop himself. "Sounds dreadful," he said between snickers.