Sunday, 20 January 2013

S4.124 - House of Cards

"Hey, Circe, do you have any twos?" Cubi inflected, peering at her hand.

The circle smirked. "You'd think so, wouldn't you? But go fish."

Cubi made a face as she reached for the deck in the middle of the table. "Uh, wow," Lyn said, blinking as she walked into the room. "Have the six of you just spent the last few months playing cards...?"

"We prefer to call it an exercise in applied probability," Reci answered, after running his fingers first through one side of his hair, then the other.

"Hi Root!" Para said in delight as her inverse walked in behind Lyn. She stood, tossing her cards aside to go over and give him a quick hug.

"Hey! Blondie! Don't break up the game now!" the redhead at the table called out in annoyance, snapping her fingers.

"Expona, let's just take it as a given that you'll win," Tangent sighed. "We don't have your staying power." She also tossed her cards aside before walking over to Lyn.

The rest of the Beta group came in next, Cosine glancing around the room. "This isn't everybody. Where's Maud? Where are the trig inverses?"

"Hey, they're around somewhere, maybe with Quinn," Cubi said, gesturing vaguely as she leaned back in her chair. She glanced at Reci. "Hey, wasn't Hyper working with Nis and Soc on some new weaponry...?"

Before Reci could answer, the far door to the recording studio opened, and Maud stepped out. "I've finished the mashup!" he declared with a grin. "All I have to do now is... oh, hey there," he said, waving to the arrivals.

Root looked towards the modulus function. "Cool! If you're done, can Para and I use the studio now? We'd like to make beautiful music together."

Reci did a doubletake. "You better mean that literally, not as an idiom."


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