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The Apartment Above the Groovy Tunes, Saturday Morning
All said, Jono had slept in far worse places than the floor. He'd pulled out enough blankets to make the whole experience not terrible after Rinoa and Squall's arrival last night, and Joni had only trampled him a few times. Which, really, wasn't all that different from what she'd be up to if he'd actually slept on his... bed.

His mattress on the floor. At least with Squall here, he had someone he could shake down to help him move his furniture from the Boards. He'd been putting it off a while, now, mostly because it involved actually going back to the Boards a few more times, but with company staying until they could find a place of their own, he really couldn't put that off much longer.

He'd appreciate that he actually had furniture to haul over soon enough. In the meantime, he was giving his kitchen a despairing look. He'd managed to stock the bare minimum before his company had arrived, which mostly involved milk, bread, cereal, and disposable dishes. He'd let Squall and Rinoa figure out proper groceries between them.

[OOC: Open for them what are staying in the apartment, and any kids that might have a reason to be here, too!]

borrowedchance

2014-02-16 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)

"Everyone's bigger than me," Kathe shared, like Dad hadn't possibly known that already. "Except Joni. She's always littler."

Ignore the fact that Joni wasn't even remotely human and so wasn't comparable here. Kathe certainly was.

"Who're Angela and JJ?"

furnaceface

2014-02-16 01:53 am (UTC) (Link)

//That young lady there is Angela,// Jono replied, indicating the dark-haired girl in the living room. //JJ is the boy, there. The one that isn't... Squall.//

Who Jono also pointed out.

//They're family for the next couple of days, all right, luv?//

borrowedchance

2014-02-16 01:56 am (UTC) (Link)

She followed his introductions with intent concentration but frowned at the end.

"And me too?" she asked anxiously. "Me and Mom are family too, right?"

furnaceface

2014-02-16 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)

//Of course you are, Sunshine,// Jono replied, reaching for the hand that wasn't currently occupied with a spoon and giving it a little squeeze.

So tiny! Augh, tiny hands!

//I meant, they're our family for the weekend, yours and mine.//

borrowedchance

2014-02-16 02:09 am (UTC) (Link)

And just like that, her smile came back.

"Okay," she agreed, clinging to his hand. "And Mom too, right? I didn't see Mom earlier."

furnaceface

2014-02-16 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)

//I...// Still had no idea who Mom was! //Haven't seen her, either. I think she's probably out... working?//

He gave her a look to see if 'working' was something that her mother was the sort to do much of. Fingers crossed?

borrowedchance

2014-02-16 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Kathe nodded, smiling and eating more cereal cookies.

"Mom works lots," she agreed, kicking her feet idly against the cupboards. "And I can't ever find her when she is. Mom is sneaky." She beamed at Jono. "But I can find you!"

So Kathe was pretty sneaky too!

furnaceface

2014-02-16 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Sneakiest kid ever. Jono wasn't great at smiles, generally, for obvious reasons. For this little girl, he could absolutely manage one.

//You can! Well done, Kitten,// he replied, and then hiked himself up onto the counter as well, so that he was sitting beside her. Because it was the best place to sit down in his apartment thus far. //How did you go about that this time around?//

borrowedchance

2014-02-16 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)

She shoved her bowl of cereal away, done with it, and promptly burrowed against his side just because she could.

"I started in the park, like all the other kids," Kathe explained seriously. "Then I checked out the Boards because you were there last time. The school was further away, so I came here first and heard noises through the door."

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clonewelldone

2014-02-16 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Angela waved back at Jono and the adorable little girl that she guessed was a sister. She was an only child back home; this was sort of novel.

borrowedchance

2014-02-16 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)

"Hi hi!" Kathe said, once Dad had reassured her that she was still family too. Because that was one of the important part, as far as Kathe's world went.

clonewelldone

2014-02-16 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)

"Hi!" Angela came over and stuck out her hand to shake, grinning. "I'm Angela."

borrowedchance

2014-02-16 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)

"I'm Kathe," she said, a bit shyly, but politely reaching to shake hands anyway. "Dad says you're family this weekend."

clonewelldone

2014-02-16 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)

"I suppose I am," Angela answered. "He's my dad, too. I don't have any sisters back home, though. Who's your mom?" Or other parent, but the odds were with mother.

borrowedchance

2014-02-16 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)

"Mom's mom," Kathe said, with all the impeccable logic a four year old could muster. "Do you have brothers? I have no one but now I've got you and JJ."

Mostly because Dad had said so, but Kathe was willing so long as she got hugs.

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