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"Personally?" Syd says, examining her nails thoughtfully. "I'm looking forward to getting some work done on my tan."

Ghost is practically bouncing as he comes in to the Common Room.

"Why are *you* so chipper?" Sky asks, eyeing him skeptically.

"Well, Sky," Ghost says, flopping down on a couch. "With Shadow Ranger here, I can just sit back, relax, and go with the flow."

"We still have to be ready for battle," Sky retorts sternly. Bridge just rolls his eyes.

"Sky," Ghost says, shaking his head. "You saw how strong Shadow Ranger was in the sim."

"Yeah," Z adds. "What's to worry about?"

"Guess you're right," Sky admits, putting down his book. "With Shadow Ranger here, we're golden." As if to emphasize how *relaxed* he is, he unzips his jacket a whole two inches.

Bridge shakes his head. Someone clearly needs to learn how to do a proper Shirtless Friday.

[ooc: for the teammate(s), but open for husband-shaped-people or phone calls.]

Date: 2009-03-28 05:03 am (UTC)
multiplez: (eyebrows up)
From: [personal profile] multiplez
Z laughed. "Sky, is that seriously what you call relaxing?"

"Uh, yeah?" Sky said, clearly confused.

"Uh, no?" Z responded. "It's Friday, come on! You can do better than that!"

Date: 2009-03-28 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Yeah, Sky. I mean... that's just disappointing," Ghost shakes his head, taking off his jacket and tossing it over the back of the couch.

"That's a little better," Bridge admits from his beanbag chair. "But still missing something. Or rather there's too much something." Setting down his Private Perfect comic, he takes off his own jacket, quickly followed by his t-shirt. "Everyone," he says, "well, everyone except Z who's kind of already acquainted with this phenomena- I would like to introduce you to a little something called Shirtless Friday."

Date: 2009-03-28 05:20 am (UTC)
multiplez: (workout Z)
From: [personal profile] multiplez
Z squealed and clapped her hands. "Shirtless Friday!" she exclaimed, then unzipped her own jacket and started stripping down to three shirts.

"You cannot be serious," Syd said.

"Oh, but we are," Z assured her. "It's a long and honored tradition."

She did stop with her bra still on, though. No need to get arrested for violating public exposure laws while in police headquarters.

Date: 2009-03-28 05:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
It really is a whole unfair double standard... thing... and Bridge frowns slightly as the thought distracts him for a moment. But just for a moment, because soon enough he's working on getting Ghost to join them.

"Come ooooon, dude," he wheedles. The Red Ranger's resistance is *clearly* waning in the face of such persistence.

Date: 2009-03-28 05:35 am (UTC)
multiplez: (workout Z)
From: [personal profile] multiplez
Z grinned and joined in the wheedling. "Come on, Ghost! Embrace our weird Earther cultural traditions!"

Ghost just laughed. "That two out of four of you don't know about?" Then he shrugged and reached for the hem of his t-shirt. "Sure, why not?"

Sky looked kind of like the top of his head was about to pop off.

Date: 2009-03-28 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
As far as Bridge is concerned, that's just, like, the whipped cream on the whole shirtless, uh. Pie. Thing.

"Hey guys?" Syd tilts her head, looking at Sky thoughtfully. "Is it just me or can you practically *see* the steam coming out from his ears?"

Date: 2009-03-28 05:42 am (UTC)
multiplez: (Z and Sky mad yellow)
From: [personal profile] multiplez
Z glanced over at Sky and her grin got even bigger. "It's not just you. Seriously, lighten up, Sky!"

Date: 2009-03-28 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Come on, you two," Ghost says, sounding every inch the responsible leader trying to keep his teammates in line. "Steam production could be his secondary power or something. He's probably sensitive about it, so maybe we should just leave him alone."

Bridge tries- and fails- at repressing a snicker.

"Is *anyone* capable of being serious around here?" grumps Sky.

"Nope!" Syd announces cheerfully. And apparently Sky's disapproval is all the encouragement she needs to cast off her t-shirt as well. "Z and Bridge are right. This is totally better."

Date: 2009-03-28 05:58 am (UTC)
multiplez: (happy shiny Z)
From: [personal profile] multiplez
"It's kind of warm in here, don't you think?" Z said. "What with spring coming and all the heat Sky's righteous annoyance is throwing off. This is much better than wool."

"Are they wool?" Ghost asked. "I thought we were higher tech than that."

"They're itchy and that's all I care about," Z told him dismissively.

Date: 2009-03-28 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
Bridge opens his mouth, about to refute that it's not like the *t-shirts* are wool, and then stops. Because so not the point.

"Itchy and so not our problem anymore," he says instead. "Well, at least until we actually have to go back to work."

Date: 2009-03-29 12:40 am (UTC)
multiplez: (If you say so)
From: [personal profile] multiplez
"Shhhhh," Z told him. "We're not thinking about that right now. I mean, nobody has patrol in like the next hour, right?" People shook their heads. "So, if I can quote our uptight friend here, we're golden!"

Date: 2009-03-30 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Right, but-" he really doesn't think Gruumm cares about Shirtless Friday.

Actually, he isn't even sure if Gruumm wears shirts in the first place. It's not like they get up close and personal or anything, what with how he's got Mora's monsters to do his dirty work.

"Never mind," he says instead.

Date: 2009-03-28 02:25 pm (UTC)
needsaparrot: (o rly?)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
Sadly, the fact that Shadow Ranger can leap tall buildings in a single bound, invented the internet and was Chuck Norris' sensei has very little effect on the windows, the light fixtures, or Boom's ability to destroy furniture while testing sensitive scientific equipment, so the guy with the tool belt who just walked in the door is a little nonplussed by the sudden relaxation in dress code.

"This is what you guys do when I'm not around? I mean I always wondered, but..."

Date: 2009-03-28 02:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"We're attempting to show Sky how to go about a proper Shirtless Friday," Bridge explains.

Date: 2009-03-28 05:15 pm (UTC)
needsaparrot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
Xander gives a snort of laughter. "That brings back memories. What, you never hit one of those when you were in Fandom?" he asks Sky.

Date: 2009-03-28 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Not unless-" he starts to say.

"That doesn't count," Bridge interrupts. "It wasn't on purpose."

Date: 2009-03-28 06:45 pm (UTC)
needsaparrot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
Xander looks at him. "What doesn't count?"

Date: 2009-03-28 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"That time we were sparkleballs. Or more accurately, that time *after* we were sparkleballs."

Date: 2009-03-28 11:34 pm (UTC)
needsaparrot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
The grin that splits Xander's face isn't entirely common-room-appropriate. "Oh, thaaaaat time. No, that doesn't count as a Shirtless Friday."

Date: 2009-03-29 07:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"S'what I'm saying," Bridge says with a solemn nod. "Also, you're still wearing your shirt," he points out.

Date: 2009-03-29 08:26 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (handyman)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"I'm still on duty," Xander points out. "I just came back to get a bigger crescent wrench."

Date: 2009-03-29 09:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
Bridge frowns and glances at the clock. "They make you work this late?"

...says the guy who's technically speaking, on-call 24-7. Because evil Emperors? Not so much with the being considerate about other people's scheduling issues.

Date: 2009-03-29 04:52 pm (UTC)
needsaparrot: (ducking head)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
Xander follows the glance. "Well...no. I just kind of got caught up in fixing that tracklight on E-7 that keeps flickering." Fixing it by, you know. Building it a frame so the shaking when the whole building takes off into the sky doesn't keep killing the light bulbs.

Date: 2009-03-29 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Oh," Bridge nods. "Well, um, if you need to finish that you could do that and *then* be shirtless? Because yeah, some work can be done shirtless but I don't know if that's a good idea here given safety concerns and, well. Cruger."

Date: 2009-03-29 06:49 pm (UTC)
needsaparrot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"I think it can probably wait 'til tomorrow," Xander says. "The light, not the shirtlessness."

Date: 2009-03-29 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Works for me," Bridge grins.

Date: 2009-03-29 08:25 pm (UTC)
needsaparrot: (shirtless)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
Xander peels his t-shirt off and tosses it in the general direction of their quarters, then glances down. "Wow, do I need more sun."

Date: 2009-03-29 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"You know, I know this isn't the California you grew up in? But it's still California. We've got beaches, I promise. We could... go to one sometime." And just hope that Gruumm didn't choose that exact moment to launch an attack with some sort of water-based monster.

Date: 2009-03-30 01:00 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (shirtless)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
Pfft, like he... well, okay, Mora... hadn't tried that before.

"Yours probably don't even have fin-monsters off the coast." He'd always had his suspicions about how far out to sea the Sunnydale swim team ever went.

Date: 2009-03-30 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
It was also a fairly long-standing Ranger tradition that whenever a group of them headed off to the beach a monster would soon follow.

Of course this also tended to happen with trips to the desert. Or the park. Or the woods. Or to a movie. Or... pretty much anywhere really.

"No, just an Aquitian vacation condo," Bridge says with a shrug.

Date: 2009-03-30 03:26 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (o rly?)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
".....A vacation condo?"

Date: 2009-03-30 03:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Yeah," Bridge nods. "Aquitians live underwater. And besides Zordon, who'd been here for like, ever, they were the first aliens to visit Earth, back in the 1990s. Well, first aliens who weren't here just to take over the planet. So they kinda like it here, even if it's a bit too dry for their tastes for anything more than a vacation."
Edited Date: 2009-03-30 04:01 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-03-30 04:35 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (hmm)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"I... guess it's nice to know we're a resort spot and not just a potential strip-mine for Gruumm," Xander says.

Date: 2009-03-30 04:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"Hey, Earth is rated one of the top places to live- if maybe a little technologically backward, comparatively- in the galaxies," Bridge points out.

Date: 2009-03-30 04:49 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (pointy)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"Clearly this rating was done by people who've never driven in L.A."

Date: 2009-03-30 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bridge-carson.livejournal.com
"It'd be a bit hard to drive in someplace that doesn't exist."

Date: 2009-03-30 05:08 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"I dunno. People who live in Jersey manage it."

Date: 2009-03-30 11:22 pm (UTC)
needsaparrot: (splainy)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"I'm not sure the New Jersey turnpike actually exists in any dimension. It's just a little corner of Hell that pretends to be real to lure in unsuspecting drivers and swallow 'em whole."

Date: 2009-03-29 12:39 am (UTC)
multiplez: (Default)
From: [personal profile] multiplez
"Xander!" Z called in greeting. "Lose the shirt."

Date: 2009-03-29 01:37 am (UTC)
needsaparrot: (splainy)
From: [personal profile] needsaparrot
"You know, I tried to institute Shirtless Fridays back in Sunnydale," Xander said, going for at least shrugging off the flannel butten-up. "Buffy was somehow unconvinced of the officialness of this tradition."

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