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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 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."

furnaceface

2014-02-16 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)

//Quite the little sleuth you are,// Jono shared, putting an arm around her shoulders, content to let her cuddle. //I'm glad you made it, luv. Right in time for cookie cereal and new family and all.//

It was going to be a cozy-little-family sort of weekend, wasn't it?

Well. He could hope.

borrowedchance

2014-02-16 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)

She wasn't going to do anything to upset that sort of weekend. Those were the best sorts of weekends, as far as Kathe was concerned.

"Can I keep the new family?" she asked curiously. "And who is the pretty lady talking to Mister Squall?"

furnaceface

2014-02-16 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)

//You might get to see a few of them again, if you come back through the portal the way you did this morning,// Jono shared. Even he didn't get to keep the new family. That always tore him apart a little, inside. //And that's Rinoa, Mister Squall's girlfriend.//

borrowedchance

2014-02-16 03:16 am (UTC) (Link)

"I always go through portals," she confessed. "Interesting things are on the other side of them and Mom says information is important."

furnaceface

2014-02-16 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)

//It is,// Jono agreed, //though caution doesn't hurt either, luv.//

All of these kids were going to give him grey hairs, weren't they?

borrowedchance

2014-02-16 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)

"No one ever is mean to me," Kathe said. "Why is caution important?"

furnaceface

2014-02-16 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Because she was his daughter, which meant that somebody being mean to her was really only a matter of time.

//Just in case,// he replied, gently, though it was good to know that she was well loved and cared for, back home. //Somebody might be mean, someday.//

borrowedchance

2014-02-16 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)

"Maybe," she said, a bit dubiously. "I hope not, though. It sounds not fun."

furnaceface

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

//Pretty not fun,// Jono agreed, pulling her into a proper hug. //But, so long as I'm able, I'll make certain that nobody's ever mean to you, Kitten.//

He figured that was a safe promise to make on behalf of his counterpart in her timeline, yes.