at least his eyebrows haven’t inexplicably taken over his forehead
i dont think that would be the case with him to be honest
Literally no one in the fortress is stopping you from picking up a ladle.
Honestly, the only reason I cook is because the task was always thrown at me since the beginning. No one else bothered and someone had to feed the Doctor.
The less menial work I have to do, the better. We have over a dozen of you in here.
OOH OOH OOH OOH
LEMME COOK STUFF, LEMME COOK STUFF!!
I dunno, I ain’t messed with you yet!
Y-Yes, and I’d rather we kept it that way.
A-And what do you want…??
P-Peace and quiet, for starters. Th-The sounds of the ocean are actually quite relaxing when they aren’t constantly being interrupted.
Hm… I-I suppose spending some time with someone would be quite nice on top of that. J-Just unwinding with someone I feel comfortable with.
Star’s smile was bright at hearing Ivan’s voice again, and it faltered only a little at the look Ivan was giving him. “Hey, Ivan.” He struck a ‘cute pose’ on one leg with one of his hands ‘punching’ the air.
…He dropped it when Ivan said he expected him to be a ghost, huffing and throwing a pout. “Not every dresses as something scary on Halloween! Besides, do I look like someone who would go around scaring people?”
In all honesty, he had indeed put on a vampire outfit and flown around Monstropolis scaring children in year’s past…and he might like to do something like that again. But that was anonymously, no one knew it was him! An he didn’t want the police chasing him anymore, so he’d stopped that little ‘tradition.’
"W-Well, no, I suppose not." Ivan said with a bit of an apologetic smile. He’d been under the impression attempting to scare each other was the whole point of Halloween, but he guessed Star knew more about the holiday than he did. "I-I’m sorry, I’m not really all that up on what usually takes place on Halloween."
Aside from Percy donning terrible costumes, failing to scare anybody and then somehow ending up running around nude by the end of the night, but that was something he’d rather forget about.
"Y-Your costume does look nice, though." he added, not wanting to inadvertently offend Star. He didn’t have a clue who his friend was dressed as, but it’d certainly had more effort put into it than most outfits he’d seen. "I-It’s, ah… i-it’s rather cute."
Hairpetting and cuddling? Plant might have well just won the lottery. His current position wasn’t one that would allow for many snuggles so he took it upon himself to crawl up onto Percy’s lap just a little more, figuring that he’d return the attention a little as he rubbed at the searchbot’s shoulders. The sixth-gen’s tendrils followed and released his arms, instead twining around his back to keep them extra close together. “That sounds good to me. Though I’m sure we could do better than rocks. You know mud is a real mess to clean up, especially if it gets in your hair. That might be good too.”
He was no stranger to being a mischievous little devil so the idea was pretty appealing, actually. “Mud, rocks, whatever you want. But that can all wait.” Plant wished he was a little bigger so Percy could maybe lean into him, but it just seemed awkward to try and figure out how to otherwise. Whatever. “I didn’t know you liked cuddling.”
Oh good, Plant didn’t seem to mind the rock-throwing idea. He was downright approving of it, even, which brought his faltered grin back full force. “OH MAN, MUD. HOW DID I NOT THINK OF MUD?? MY BRO’S ALWAYS COMPLAINING ABOUT THAT SORT OF SHIT, SAYS IT’S WHY HE HATES LIVING OUTDOORS." Honestly, it was a wonder Percy’s clothing and armour and belongings weren’t completely caked with the stuff by now given his aversion to cleanliness.
He soon let his grin falter a little again, but this time it was just softening at the attention and all that nice contact. He guessed as far as appearances were concerned, he didn’t really come across as the kind of guy to like cuddling, did he. “YEAH, HEH, I DO…" he said, voice about as gentle as he could manage as he nuzzled the side of his face against Plant’s head. "IT FEELS, LIKE… IT JUST FEELS REALLY NICE.”
Who wouldn’t enjoy speaking with you? OH Ivan! You have to also tell how you have been lately, and what activities you have performing, and hmmm I’ll think of something more don’t you worry.
Y-You’d be surprised… a-and I haven’t really been doing a whole lot, to tell the truth. M-Mostly, ah… *pauses a moment, not really wanting to say “avoiding everyone”* …r-relaxing, I guess. R-Reading and going for the occasional wander around the island.
Then I shall continue this at a steady pace so you will be used to it and not uncomfortable.
I-I wouldn’t really say I’m uncomfortable, more… u-unaccustomed, I guess.
I-It’s nice to know there are ‘bots who enjoy speaking with me, though. I-I tend to forget that at times.
The petting was indeed very distracting and Plant continued leaning into it eagerly, eyes shutting as he thoroughly enjoyed it. If there was anything he really loved, it was having his hair played with. The problem with that was that he wouldn’t let just anyone be that intimate with him. So, it was a nice change, and he was sure to demonstrate just how much he loved it by practically begging for more through physical cues. “You know I’m saying this mostly to get you worked up, right? Though the thought of pinning you into the ground is also good.”
He hadn’t intended for the conversation to take that turn at all and, not wanting to move too quickly for the other (who he was very afraid of scaring off,) steered away from it with some soft humming. “Meu Chuchu, you’re just too sweet. But you must have something different on your mind, right?”
Dangit, that extra comment wasn’t helping with how red his cheeks already were. He didn’t really mind the flirting, but it was kind of embarrassing how easily he reacted to it. At least the hair-petting as a distraction was working. “YEAH, AND YOU’RE SUCCEEDING, HEH." he said with a sheepish chuckle, playfully ruffling Plant’s hair. As much as he kinda liked the idea of getting a little more intimate, the guy had practically only just arrived, and he didn’t want to rush things. "YEAH, I WAS MOSTLY WANTING TO LIKE… I DUNNO, CUDDLE AND STUFF FOR A BIT OR SOMETHING AND THEN GO BUG MY COUSINS. MAYBE SEE IF I CAN BEAN THAT ONE NERDY 7TH GEN WITH A ROCK, HEH. OR MAYBE HIS BRO, THAT GUY WITH THE MASSIVE FUCKING RED EYEBROWS.”
He grinned mischievously, but it kinda faltered after a moment. That stuff honestly sounded like harmless fun to him - little rocks didn’t really hurt robots, after all - but it did sorta make him sound like some sort of hooligan.
Which maybe he was a little but whatever. “…OR, UH, WE COULD BUG THEM A DIFFERENT WAY, I GUESS.”
It was a few days before Halloween, and Star was trying on his costume-specifically for Ivan. Being that part of Halloween was dressing up(and candy) Star had latched onto the holiday quite a few years ago. Even if mischief came along with the package, Star was happy enough with the other two to deal with it.
Right now, he was following two sets of conspicuous cables going into the jungle. He followed the set he was sure didn’t lead to Percy’s bush with a little bit of spring in his step. He’d been worried-or rather, in denial-recently about none of his messages getting through to Officer Ring. He was sure something was off, but convinced himself Ring must just be too busy for him at this time of year.
He simulated taking a deep breath and then letting it out; it was something he saw humans do when they were frustrated that seemed to help. After doing so, he pushed those thoughts aside and put a smile on his face as Ivan’s bush came into view. Maybe he could have some mischief himself and try to get Ivan to enjoy Halloween. “Oh, Ivan~ I’m here!”
Ivan had never really been one for Halloween - the concept of dressing up in ridiculous tacky outfits and begging for free things just sounded childish even by human standards. He couldn’t fathom why robots would want to celebrate it at all, let alone robots who couldn’t even go into the city unless they wanted to run the risk of being captured and dismantled, but he couldn’t very well say that to Star. Regardless of his opinion on the holiday, declining his offer would have been rude.
…Okay, maybe agreeing had mostly been an excuse to socialise a little, but whatever. He’d been falling into the bad habit of keeping to himself again and it was about time he changed that, especially now he actually had friends.
"Ah, c-coming." he said once the sound of Star’s voice had signalled his arrival, soon pushing his way through the foliage that made up the walls of his "room". He smiled at Star in greeting, but it was kind of… brief. Huh. He couldn’t say he’d been expecting the space ‘bot to be wearing an outfit like that. "…Er, h-hello, Star." He couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow slightly, apparently unfamiliar with the character Star was dressed as. "I-I have to admit, I’d been expecting you to be dressed as something frightening like a ghost."
C-Calm down, you savage, I’m doing nothing of the sort.
I’ve decided to take some pointers from my brother Spring and express more positive emotions. Hmm well your presence does produce happy emotions so I cannot control that? I could uhh ‘tone’ it down as people say.
O-Oh no, it’s fine, I don’t take issue with it. I-I suppose I’m just a bit… unused to people being glad to see me, that’s all.
I am feeling very good, why?
Y-You just seem rather enthusiastic, is all. I-I don’t think my presence alone would get a reaction like that.