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Room 408, Sunday Evening
It was a brilliant plan, really. And a simple one, for that matter. The island didn't have any actual sports teams aside from the cheer squad, and Jean had a football (not soccer, as she continued to insist it be called) and a dream.

Well, it wasn't so much a dream as it was one of those insane notions that people tended to get from time to time that usually led to them finding themselves in entirely over their heads, possibly with an angry mob involved by end of the day. Or maybe monsters. Monsters didn't seem terribly unlikely, either. But Jono would put his money on the mob, just because he didn't like the odds on the monsters thing on an island like this one.

Either way, it all had to start with posters.

//If yer let me sneak the word 'footie' onto one of the posters somewhere, I won't even complain about all of the glitter, gel.//

It was an adventure!

[For the ginger! And for the roomie, if he so desires, 'cause he lives here and all.]

ihavenocodename

2009-09-21 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Jean frowned. "Only if you add soccer because not everyone knows they're the same, you know."

furnaceface

2009-09-21 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)

That earned a bit of an eyeroll, but Jono gave a nod of his head nevertheless.

//Of course, luv. While I don't like calling it that myself, I do know better than to think that any yank around here would know the proper word for it.//

He was teasing, really! And reaching, though somewhat tentatively, for the glitter.

Edited at 2009-09-21 12:52 am (UTC)

ihavenocodename

2009-09-21 12:54 am (UTC) (Link)

"They don't know it because it's not the right one," Jean shot back smugly. Oh yeah. She could smug like a pro, baby. She knew Charles Xavier.

furnaceface

2009-09-21 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)

//We Brits did it first, luv. Yer can't tell us that we're doing it wrong if it's more our game than yers.//

Jono could smug right back with the best of them. He had, after all, been attending classes alongside people like Jubliee and Monet, under the tutelage of Emma Frost.

ihavenocodename

2009-09-21 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)

...that was a lot of smug there, it's true.

"We did it better."

Edited at 2009-09-21 01:02 am (UTC)

furnaceface

2009-09-21 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)

//We do it more often,// Jono pointed out. //And actually pay attention to things like the FIFA World Cup.//

There would be one coming up next summer. And if Jono was still here for it, they would have to pry him away from the telly with crowbars and jackhammers.

Edited at 2009-09-21 01:08 am (UTC)

ihavenocodename

2009-09-21 01:11 am (UTC) (Link)

"People watch that here!" People who were from countries where football was big and people who were addicted to ESPN.

furnaceface

2009-09-21 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)

//Is that so?// Jono seemed unconvinced, yes. //If they did, luv, then I think they'd know what the proper word for it is.//

Footie! Footie!

ihavenocodename

2009-09-21 01:15 am (UTC) (Link)

Don't make her put glitter in your hair like she did with George, Jono. It would end badly.

"How about we let people choose what it's called?"

furnaceface

2009-09-21 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)

//Yer mean, choose between 'football' and 'footie?'//

Sometimes, he liked to push his luck, yes. It was a Jono thing.

ihavenocodename

2009-09-21 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)

And look at that glitter float on up out of the container!

"Soccer and footie."

furnaceface

2009-09-21 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh, Jono was looking at that glitter, indeed.

The real question here was, did he think that the honour of the proud name of footie was worth the glitterbombing, or didn't he?

... He was going to hate himself in a moment.

//But soccer isn't even a word.//

ihavenocodename

2009-09-21 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Well, his hair would certainly hate him. It took weeks to get it all out, you know.

Random flecks of sparkle showed up at the worst times.

So, more than just a little being telekinetically directed directly to your hair could only make it worse. "So is a word! As much as something made up like..."

Damn it, Jean. Use your Sue powers to remember British slang!

"...the loo!"

furnaceface

2009-09-21 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Aaaaaaaaand now Jono was laughing. Yes, even as he tried futilely to dust the glitter from his scalp. It wasn't working.

//Yer don't believe in usin' the toilet, gel?//

ihavenocodename

2009-09-21 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)

"It's not even a word!" Jean replied, so very put upon here.

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