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Who: Innes and Tana Alastair
What: She's making cookies, and Tana takes this as her mission to get her older brother to help.
When: During the bad weather when they're not much else to do.
Where: Their apartment.
Warnings: Uhm...sibling stuff?

Tana had woken up this morning hoping that the weather report would be wrong. Unfortunately, it had been right, and she sighed as she looked at the dark clouds and torrents of rain streaming from the sky. Great. She still needed to do Christmas shopping, but it didn't look like the weather wanted her out.

It wasn't long before an idea struck her. The apartment she was sharing with Innes had yet to be decorated for Christmas, and she had yet to make cookies! She went online and sent messages to her friends, promising them some, and looking up recipes, then flew to the kitchen. She tore through the cabinets, collecting ingredients and putting them on the counter where she could see them. Somehow, they had the right ones to make sugar cookies. She wanted to cut them out with cookie cutters in holiday shapes, but she would figure out how to do that without cookie cutters later.

She didn't try to keep the noise down. The kitchen was full of clanging and other noise from Tana collecting mixing bowls and cookie sheets. She was hoping to attract someone's attention anyway...

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Tana took her time, making sure the cookies looked nice. Even the lopsided cookies she cut out looked pretty good.

She licked her fingers and stood up with a satisfied smile on her face. The cookies were done, and more importantly, she had gotten her older brother to help her and spend quality time with her!

She immediately picked up a cookie and took a large bite out of it. All that hard work wasn't for nothing. She was the cook, and thus it was in her interest to make sure her products came out perfect. They did. "Try one Innes," she managed to say after swallowing.
Quality time. Right. Though truthfully he did enjoy spending time with her. Far from him to admit it, though.

With a not-so-sour expression, he plucked a fish cookie from the counter and began to munch on it. "They're good," he said, such a rare compliment.
If it had been anyone else, Tana would have pouted as a reaction for such a remark. These cookies weren't good, they were delicious!

This was Innes though, and he only complimented things that were really to his liking, and Tana knew this. She smiled and ate the rest of the cookie. She'd have to make sure that not all of them went to her friends. She and her brother deserved some too, right? "We should do this every year!"
"I'll consider it," Innes stated sharply, plucking another cookie off the counter before she could take it from him. This, of course, meant he'd be bribeable or compete with Ephraim to make the better cookie.
To Tana, that was just as good as a 'yes.' "I'll get something to put the cookies in. I need to save some for Ephraim, Eirika, and Demyx." She was sure he'd ask about Demyx, but he had been so nice to her when she went out. She had to make him cookies too.
Innes had expected the first two names but the last he didn't recognize. "Who is this Demyx?"
"He's a guy met when I went out exploring. He was nice enough to show me around, though he was a bit lost himself." Demyx seemed a little spazzy, but Tana enjoyed his company. "Don't worry. He's not a creeper."
He folded his arms. She had that ability to meet people so well but it was that ability which worried him in the first place. "He better not be. How old is this guy?"

Sorry it took me so long!!

Tana had gotten out some goody bags to fill with cookies for friends when Innes started to interrogate her. She filled them up with cookies as she spoke.

"He's about your age. He said he worked as a DJ in some night club." She tapped her chin. "I can't remember what it was called though. I've been thinking about asking Eirika to go there with me. It sounded like a lot of fun!" She doubted that Innes would agree with this, but ti was easy enough to sneak out of the apartment. She did it before, and she could do it again.

all good

Innes folded his arms again. Night clubs were brooding grounds for creepers. "I'm going with you."


If it had been anyone else, Tana would have been thrilled. However, the only reason Innes would go to a place like this was so he could play babysitter and make sure she wouldn't get into trouble. "I can take care of myself you know. If you do come though, you'll have to dance." She gave him a teasing grin. "Maybe Eirika would be nice enough to dance with you."

She was almost done filling up the goody bags. She'd have to clean the kitchen next. It wouldn't be fun, but she didn't want things to grow where they prepared food either.

Re: <3<3<3

He had about to call nonsense on her as usual, but the possibility of dancing with Eirika wouldn't be too bad. "Fine."
She couldn't help but smile. Tana normally couldn't get Innes to agree much on anything, and so far she had two for two. She wondered how long this winning streak would last.

"Great!" She had finished with the goody bags, and now placed the dirty dished and such in the sink and turned on the faucet to let it fill with hot water. She got out soap, and while the sink was filling, she wiped off the counters. Maybe she could get Innes to help? "The dishes will get done faster if we both work on them." She gave her brother a hopeful look.
He folded his arms. Now she was pushing it. "Just put them in the dishwasher. That's what it's there for." As if he could properly wash dishes. What nonsense was that?
Tana pouted. "But this way I'll know they're clean! I hate it when I get stuff out of the dishwasher to put away, and there's still stuff on it."

The sink was just about full, and Tana had finished with the counters. She add the soap to the water and grabbed a rag and started scrubbing. It wasn't to hard to wash the dishes, as nothing had a chance to dry and stick.

December 2009

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