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05 January 2009 @ 10:19 pm
Mai finished "helping" her mother set up for the Holiday Party that was to take place at her house tonight. Meanwhile her mother kept asking her questions about the boyfriend she was going to meet tonight, and Mai secretly kept smiling. It wasn't everyday she got to enjoy introducing her parents to someone (let alone that someone being her boyfriend). As her mother instructed her on where to place the last poinsettia, Mai looked around the basement and could appreciate the scene. Their finished basement was somewhere her parents had designed for this exact function (as well as the upstairs) but she had never thought that she might actually get to use it someday. Well at least that day being other than her rehersal dinner for her wedding. Her father insisted to her mother that they have a small bar down there, and Mai now could appreciate the idea of having a retreat during the bickering that would most likely being her wedding party. If she had her way, she would most likely elope and let them find out sometime after the first grandchild. 

Her mother insisted there be a mistletoe, implying something about a "certain young man" and a "certain young lady" she apparently knew meeting underneath it. Whomever this "certain young lady" was and the "certain young man," Mai hoped neither had eaten any garlic prior to attending the party. Or that one had been considerate enough to bring some mints. As her mother left to return to the upstairs to check on the food and drinks, Mai sat down on the couch and fumbled with a package in her hands. The tag read, "To My Favorite Rule Breaking, Chopin loving, wrong century kind of guy." She had bought it weeks ago, but debated upon when to give it to him. Also school had been rather busy over finals so she was happy when their break finally came. I think most of her friends were relieved when break finally came to everyone.
Elle: fail zuko failerraticxthought on January 6th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Zuko had been quite serious when he had said he would bring his family's etiquette to Mai's party. However, he had left the formal suit at home, trading it for a cashmere sweater and khakis along with perfectly polished brown leather shoes and his father's belt [because Zuko had a tendency to use his own belt to hang things precariously from his ceiling]. He felt almost nervous as he lifted his fist, knocked three times, and waited.

While he had met Mai's parents before, it seemed now would be different. He fumbled with the packages in his hands as he waited. Now would be the suspicious looks if they were too close or spent too much time alone or whispered to each other; now would be whisperings of weddings and children which, as an 18 year old boy, Zuko sincerely hoped Mai had been joking about as Zuko was not quite prepared to raise his precious Roderich Lenin the 3rd to rule the world.
abrightideaabrightidea on January 6th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
Mai opened the door, as most of the world could hear her parents from behind her asking who had been knocking. "Hey, you clean up well. Better not let your father see you that way, he might think you are actually wanting to go Ivy league." She couldn't help but smile, as she opened the door more to let Zuko into the foyer. She was wearing a red, sweater that stopped 3/4 way down her arms, and fell a bit below her waist. She didn't know if Zuko would make fun of her black skirt at first, or the heels. She was hoping it would be the heels because at least she could work her way up in defense. "Would you like some help with those packages?" as she closed the door heading over to help Zuko.

Elle: fail zuko failerraticxthought on January 6th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
Zuko nearly laughed at her comment about his father and the Ivy League before remembering that he was in polite company. "Instead he'll probably notice I stole his dress socks and lock me in the basement for a moment." He kissed her forehead and then looked at her. "I suppose I could have worn a skirt but it looks better on you." Hoping he had someone pulled on something witty in his intense nervouseness, he added as he handed over one of the packages. "This is what your father always wanted."
abrightideaabrightidea on January 7th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
She felt herself become a little warm as he made mention of the skirt, and the kiss did not seem to alleviate the temperature. "Oh you mean the Ivy league boyfriend that will most likely further his family's ambitions? I didn't know it came with a bow?" She smirked hoping to make light of the situation that awaited them in the living room. As she took one of the gifts he handed her, she led him into the living room. "I am trying to make for the basement where most of the soiree is to carry on, but if for some reason that doesn't work quickly mention something about politics. The sound of his own voice might distract him long enough to make our getaway." She smirked back to him as she led the way into the room where her parents were waiting.
Elle: fail zuko failerraticxthought on January 7th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
"And to think, all I wanted was to discuss my future as a senator." He smirked as they entered the living room. He noticed Mai's parents, whom he acknowledged with a smile before whispering to his girlfriend. "Is this where I shake their hands? Offer my first born child? And then propose?"
abrightideaabrightidea on January 8th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
"Well if that is all Mr. Senator, I am sure my father will be happy to oblige. I will be downstairs in the meantime though." As she introduced her parents to her boyfriend, she couldn't help but think that her mother was giving her an odd look. Hearing Zuko whisper in her ear she smiled and through that smiled managed to respond, "Hands, wine, how many goats I'm worth, then I think something about consummating the marriage right here." With a majority of the formalities out of the way, Mai was sidestepping slowly towards the stairs leading to the downstairs.
Elle: dork!zukoerraticxthought on January 8th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Zuko nodded, shook the hands of Mai's parents, mentioned something about a new pasture he'd built outside his house, and then threw in a new Obama quote as he sidestepped towards the basement with girlfriend. "How was that?" he asked Mai as her father started discussing something he wasn't paying attention to. "And where is everyone else?"
abrightideaabrightidea on January 8th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
As Zuko and Mai began to head downstairs she looked back to him from over her shoulder, "I admire your ability, no courage, to quote a democrat in this house. I think that might have earned you a medal." As she reached the bottom stair she took the package he had handed her earlier and walked over to the Christmas tree in the right corner of the room. She looked back at him after finding a proper place, "It seems they are running a tad late, but I suppose it is fashionable?"
Elle: fail zuko failerraticxthought on January 11th, 2009 10:45 am (UTC)
Zuko followed her into the corner of the room as the doorbell rang."I think they are here."
abrightidea: Mai Happyabrightidea on January 13th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Mai looked to Zuko, a little disappointed that everyone had arrived so fast. "Well I suppose I should answer the door before my parents scare them away." She walked past Zuko and began to go up the stairs, then paused, "No peeking into your gift." With that she headed up stairs to answer the door.
stealth_tacticsstealth_tactics on January 9th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
Suki was planning on arriving late, she'd been doing it since she got back from summer vacation after all. Unfortunately when she checked her cell she was only a little bit late.
Walking up to the door she straightened her straps to her green dress with red fluffy trimming. Usually she didn't dress up like this, but she wanted to make a good impression on Mai's parents.
She rang the door-bell once, twice, three times.

bei_fong: orange blue flowerbei_fong on January 12th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
Toph walked right up behind Suki. "Hi there, fangirl."

OOC: See? I'm not dead! ^^;
stealth_tactics: christmasstealth_tactics on January 12th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
"Hey Toph." Suki said while they both waited for someone to open the door.
"I wasn't sure you were going to come."
OOC: I see that! :D
bei_fong: queen of awesomebei_fong on January 13th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
There was a chance Twinkletoes was going to be here... "Like I would miss a party with you and Sparky!"
stealth_tactics: suki sad facestealth_tactics on January 13th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
"Ha. Ha." Suki said to her friend. "...Hoping your mysterious boyfriend makes an appearance?"
abrightideaabrightidea on January 13th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
Mai opened the door surprised to see not only one, but two people standing there. She looked over to Suki and Toph, "Zuko and I were beginning to think everyone bailed." She took a step back to welcome them into her foyer.
stealth_tacticsstealth_tactics on January 13th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
"We wouldn't bail on you Mai!" Suki said and walked through the door.
abrightideaabrightidea on January 14th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
"Well I was worried that the idea of my family might scare you away. Well everyone but Toph." She smirked as Suki entered and looked back to Toph. "They might be conservative but they liked Zuko. I was wondering if hell might have frozen over yet?"
stealth_tactics: land hostealth_tactics on January 14th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Suki caught up with Zuko. "So how'd it go meeting the parents?"
Elle: fail zuko failerraticxthought on January 15th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
Zuko looked at Suki. "Oh, you know, the usual. I demanded three goats and then promised to give them an heir."
stealth_tactics: facepalmstealth_tactics on January 16th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
"Went that bad?" Suki half joked.
abrightideaabrightidea on January 18th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
"Bad? Since Zuko promised them a male heir, I'd say it went pretty well." Mai laughed.
stealth_tacticsstealth_tactics on January 19th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Suki laughed. "Okay, though, i'm glad I'm not dating anyone that has parents like yours, no offense. It's just to weird." Suki sad and made followed Mai to where she said the party would be held.
bei_fong: darkbei_fong on January 15th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
"Hell has to have frozen over." Toph quipped. "Dad hasn't called."
abrightideaabrightidea on January 15th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Mai closed the door and took her friend's coat. "Anything I can do?" She thought about this quickly before adding, "That is within the realm of legal?"
bei_fong: mod hatbei_fong on January 15th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
"Don't worry, I have Aang do all the illegal stuff." She grinned brilliantly. "I'm just here to party, actually."

OOC: We might have a tiny problem, everyone. Connor (he RPs Aang) hasn't been online in a few weeks. As in, over a month. So the "tiny" problem actually isn't so tiny. ^^;
abrightideaabrightidea on January 16th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Mai looked at Toph, "So I guess that is putting Zuko and I out of business."
bei_fong: orange blue flowerbei_fong on January 18th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
"Most likely." She said cheerily. "Unless you would like to work with him."
stealth_tactics: censorstealth_tactics on January 16th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Oh no!! He was such an awesome Aang!!
bei_fong: blindbei_fong on January 18th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
OOC: And a pretty damn cool friend, too. He just kind of vanished, actually. Last time he was gone this long both his kneecaps were bashed in.
Rose (wants to be sent the hunger games script..): {P.C.} Lets make out anyway!!rosegilmore on January 18th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
WHAT????? Kneecaps bashed in???
Do you think he's okay?

BTW, we lost our Ty Lee role player too. :(
bei_fong: queen of awesomebei_fong on January 19th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
OOC: I really have no idea. I can't contact him.

We lost Ty Lee? Oh no!
Rose (wants to be sent the hunger games script..): [Text] IS THAT MY DIGNATY ON THE FLOOR?rosegilmore on January 19th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
:( That sucks.

Yup, she said she couldn't do it with school and work and stuff. :(( We have no Ty Lee now. Maybe we should start pimping to avatar comms about the characters that we still need?

zutara_fan101 on January 15th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Jun walked up to Mai's house. She knocked on the door and waited. She stuck her hands in her jacket, and looked around.
abrightideaabrightidea on January 16th, 2009 02:53 pm (UTC)
Just as Mai felt like she had closed the door, there was another knock. She opened it to see Jun waiting with her hands in her jacket, "Hi, come in. Suki, Toph and Zuko are already hear. Don't mind my parents, I think they remembered to take their Prozac today so they should be in a good mood."
zutara_fan101 on January 16th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Jun laughed. "Thanks, Mai." she said walking in. She saw Zuko, Toph, and Suki. She walked up to them and smiled.
abrightideaabrightidea on January 18th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
As soon as Jun walked in Mai closed the door with her guests assembled in the foyer. "Well the real party is downstairs, and all those that wish to join follow me. Otherwise, enjoy my parents playing twenty questions."
stealth_tacticsstealth_tactics on January 19th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
"Sounds great." Suki said, "Hey, do you have music? I brought my iPod!" She said grabbing out of her purse and holding it high.
saori: minespiderlin on January 19th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
katara walked to the door carrying a pair of piñatas,she thought of knocking but decided to look for a doorbell,she found one and pressed it.

occ:sorry it took me so long,i think some of you know i was on vacations,i hope you enjoyed your holidays too
zutara_fan101 on January 20th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Jun smiled, "Hey, Katara." she rocked back, leaning on a wall. Her hands still in her pockets.

ooc: sorry it's really short. =/
saori: minespiderlin on January 23rd, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
"hi jun" katara waved at her "i really love that top,it looks great on you"

occ:no prob <3
abrightidea: Mai Happyabrightidea on January 21st, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
Mai was just about to walk downstairs when she heard the bell ring. "Perhaps I should just hang out here in case more people come. Zuko knows where the party is if everyone wants to follow him." Mai turned back towards the door and opened it to see Katara. "Hey, I see you found us some entertainment. I was just planning to find Sokka and let Suki have at him, but this is probably safer. Also it might not end with us receiving a subpoena to appear before a judge."
saori: minespiderlin on January 23rd, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
katara laughed "actually i'll hang and beat up sokka myself if i knew where to find him" she got closer to mai and asked in low voice "do you think your parents will be ok with this babies?,cause things get a little messy"
stealth_tactics: christmas hell nostealth_tactics on January 23rd, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
"Ha, ha!" Suki yelled from where she stood previously talking to Zuko and now finding music on her iPod. "I can still hear you!" She yelled to Mai.

OOC: WHEN WILL WE ever GET A SOKKA? lolz, i feel bad for him once we find one, cuz he's almost hated/disliked by everyone for disapearing.

cool icon saori1f! :D
zutara_fan101 on January 23rd, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
"Yeah, I haven't seen that boy in months." she shook her head.
ooc: lol XD yeah poor sokka.