bridge_carson: (bitchy)
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Okay, they'd been back in the future for four days now, and as far as Bridge was concerned, they'd been the most frustrating four days ever. With Gruumm's arrival and subsequent attack on Earth, there hadn't exactly been time to discuss his and Xander's situation with Cruger. Which meant that he'd been stuck back in his old room on the base with Sky while Xander stayed with his parents. Hence the frustration, because living apart isn't exactly an ideal arrangement when you're married.

And so the two of them were here. Standing outside Cruger's office. And going to go in any second now, really.

[ooc: For the husband!]

Date: 2008-08-22 02:00 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (hmm)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"So, uh. How much worse than his bite is his bark?" Xander asks, hand on the door-panel.

Date: 2008-08-22 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Cover-your-ears worse?" Bridge supplies.

Date: 2008-08-22 02:09 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (pointy)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"So I don't have to cover my ears if he bites me?"

Date: 2008-08-22 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"He's not gonna bite you," Bridge promises.

Date: 2008-08-22 02:46 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (dorkyface)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"Good to know. You're the only one allowed to do that."

Date: 2008-08-22 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"...How did I know you were gonna say that?" Bridge smirks. "But, um... we should probably knock?" Preferably before his mind started to run with certain trains of thought regarding things he hadn't been able to do for the past four days. Seriously, this was worse than the cabins. At least in the cabins he could sneak away to Xander's.

Date: 2008-08-22 03:04 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (come with me)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"And by we, we mean me," Xander says. Nonetheless, he raises his hand to knock at the panel --

And the door slides open.

Date: 2008-08-22 04:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spdemergency.livejournal.com
"Cadet Carson, Mr. Harris," Cruger greets them. "Sit down, please," he gestures to a pair of uncomfortable-looking chairs before sitting down himself. Folding his hands on his desk, he looks at the pair with a serious expression on his face. "I trust you know why I've called you here." Not actually waiting for either of them to respond, he continues, his gaze focusing on Bridge as he does so: "Time-travel is not something to be undertaken lightly. In the past, we've permitted you to use SPD technology to bring visitors here, but that was with the understanding that the visit was temporary and they'd be returning home shortly. It was also, by no means, an invitation to do so whenever you wished. Furthermore, as you *might* have noticed, the situation has changed since you brought Ms. Gilmore here. SPD is responsible for keeping the Earth's civilian population safe, and you'd now add one *more* to that number?"

Date: 2008-08-22 04:11 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (pointy)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"Actually it's Mrs. Skywalker now," Xander points out. Because that's the important correction that needs to be made here.

Date: 2008-08-22 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spdemergency.livejournal.com
"...What?" In addition to the two decades he'd spent living on Earth, as an SPD officer Doggie had encountered many humans in his travels throughout the galaxy. Which meant he felt he had a pretty good understanding of human gender roles, and this young man certainly did not look like a Mrs. *Anything*.

Date: 2008-08-22 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"He meant Rory Gilmore," Bridge supplies helpfully. "Is now Rory Skywalker. There was a wedding and everything. It was pretty cool."

Date: 2008-08-22 05:10 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (ducking head)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"No tulle demon attacks or anything," Xander agrees. "'Course, a wedding without a demon-attack, I dunno. Doesn't seem natural, y'know?"
Edited Date: 2008-08-22 05:13 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-08-22 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Wouldn't that make ours the only proper wedding out of all of them so far then?" Bridge asks Xander. At Cruger's surprised look, Bridge pulls the chain around his neck out from underneath his uniform jacket, showing him the ring dangling from it. "That'd be why he came back with me, and why I'm not gonna stay anywhere he isn't."

Date: 2008-08-22 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spdemergency.livejournal.com
There's a low growl - not a bark, not a bite, just a growl. "You got married."

Date: 2008-08-22 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Yep," and Bridge can't help the goofy grin that springs to his face as he says that, despite the seriousness of the conversation, because that had been pretty much the best day ever. "There's nothing against it in the regs," he points out. "And you can't *order* me to leave him." Three years at Fandom High had given Bridge a certain confidence he'd lacked at the Academy. And four months without Xander had given him a determination never to let that happen again.

Date: 2008-08-22 06:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spdemergency.livejournal.com
The noise Cruger makes next could certainly be mistaken for the prelude to a bark, though. "And you think this is the most responsible thing you could have chosen to do at a time like this?"

Date: 2008-08-22 06:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Yes," Bridge says emphatically. "I love him, and I wasn't going to just leave him behind. That's hardly a responsible thing to do, is it?"

Date: 2008-08-22 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spdemergency.livejournal.com
Something in the phrasing makes Cruger's lip twitch, but it's barely visible. His reply is more measured than the previous one, though. "It might have kept him safer."

Date: 2008-08-22 06:26 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (pointy)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
Xander snorts. "Clearly you needed to spend more time in Fandom."

Date: 2008-08-22 06:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Not to mention his own reality isn't exactly the safest place ever," Bridge informs Cruger. "Xander's been fighting demons and stuff since before I was born. Therefore... not exactly your average civilian, there."

Date: 2008-08-22 01:53 pm (UTC)
needsaparrot: (with Buffy)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"I've been through my share of invasions," Xander agrees. "Usually it's demons instead of aliens, though there was that one time with the crazy-eating snot monster from space that probably qualifies for both."

Date: 2008-08-22 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"See?" Bridge says pointedly. Which might not be the best argument ever, but how does one top "crazy-eating snot monster from space" anyway? It sort of speaks for itself.

Date: 2008-08-22 03:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spdemergency.livejournal.com
"I'm beginning to," the commander replies dryly.

Date: 2008-08-23 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"We're not even the only married couple on base," Bridge points out. "And there's those unused quarters in the B-Squad wing..."

Date: 2008-08-23 02:40 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (splainy)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
It's not that Xander's not cowed by the threat of a bark, it's just that he's Xander. "So in conclusion, he married me so he could get a better dorm room."

Date: 2008-08-23 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"I did *not*!" Bridge yelps, resisting the urge to flail. "Please don't listen to him, sir."

Date: 2008-08-23 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spdemergency.livejournal.com
Cruger's face is absolutely straight when he replies. Probably. It's not as if either of the humans would be able to tell. "So you don't want new quarters?"

Date: 2008-08-23 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
Bridge facepalms. "That isn't what I- I only meant- I'm pretty sure three people can't fit in the room I'm sharing with Sky right now."

Date: 2008-08-23 04:03 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (dorkyface)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
Xander blinks once, stifles a snicker, then nods at the big blue dog. "Well-played."

Date: 2008-08-23 04:08 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (ducking head)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"...Well-played, sir?"

Date: 2008-08-23 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spdemergency.livejournal.com
"I'm glad you think so," Cruger comments, in a tone that suggests he's really not all that concerned with what Xander thinks of him. "Very well. Your argument certainly has merit. He may stay."

Date: 2008-08-23 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Yes!" Bridge does a little victory fistpump. "Uh. Thank you. Sir."

Date: 2008-08-23 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spdemergency.livejournal.com
"You're welcome," Cruger replies. "Dismissed," he adds with a nod.

Date: 2008-08-23 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Right," Bridge nods, giving Cruger a salute. "Thank you. Again," he says, as he and Xander stand up to leave.

Date: 2008-08-23 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spdemergency.livejournal.com
Cruger waits until the pair are about to step through the doorway before speaking again. "Cadet?" As Bridge turns to give him an inquiring look, he continues: "Shall I just assume my invitation was lost in the mail?"

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