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The Apartment Above the Groovy Tunes, Saturday Evening
Jono was having a minor crisis, tonight.

Well, it wasn't really a crisis. The island had just recovered from a crisis. In fact, crises, as a general rule, tended to be less about vinyl and more about nice, simple things like life and death and what-have-you. Jono could have handled a crisis.

What Jono was dealing with tonight was more like a minor hiccup on the road to picking what music to play for Hannibal this evening. They were supposed to be introducing one another to music that they each enjoyed, but it had occurred to Jono that it would be difficult to expose Hannibal to music he didn't know yet if Jono himself didn't know what Hannibal was familiar with.

So he was poking through his record collection, contemplating album after album, setting a few aside, sorting a few more into 'maybe' piles. Everybody knew this group, or that one. But maybe not that one. And what if he didn't know that one? It would be a crime to let that continue!

Honestly, he probably wouldn't be overthinking this so much if they had made plans for a date or something, instead. Which... was not terribly likely. Even if there was going to be wine involved.

[For him what is expected!]


2014-04-06 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal came up to the door to Jono's apartment suffering an odd case of déjà vu; the last time he'd been here, when he'd made these plans, he had been Hanna. It was still a bit strange in a delightfully interesting way, assimilating all these memories.

Nevertheless, he was similar enough to her to be interested in what sorts of music he might be in store for, and looking forward to this.

He knocked and waited.


2014-04-06 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

And there came the knock that Jono wished he had a few more minutes before hearing. He winced a little, just shoving his current handful of records (The Verve and Jethro Tull, mostly) under one arm and making his way toward the door to let Hannibal in.

... Remembering halfway there that he was a bloody telepath.

//I'm on my way there, but feel free to come inside, mate. The calendar might want us to think it's spring out, but the weather says different.//


2014-04-06 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal opened the door and stepped in. "It isn't too bad; maybe we can finally look forward to a thaw."

He had his bag over one shoulder, for once holding less food (apart from the wine) and more music.


2014-04-06 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

//Lord, wouldn't that be nice? I've been looking forward to a thaw since I got back from a Territory called Glacia just in time for winter here.//

Jono was hurting for summer by this point. He'd even missed out on Bali on account of not having a head. Even a born-and-raised London boy needed some sunshine some time.

//Make yourself comfortable, Hannibal. Can I take anything? Get you anything?//


2014-04-06 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

"One of your wine glasses, please." Which ought to be up to this bottle, seeing as he'd chosen them himself. "Otherwise, I think I'm good."


2014-04-06 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

//A wine glass it is, then,// Jono replied, detouring into the kitchen to get just that. //So, how've you been? Settling back into yourself, and all?//

'Settling back in' seemed to be the go-to activity this week. It seemed like a safe bet.


2014-04-06 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

"More or less," Hannibal answered. "Not to mention trying to get my class back on track for their final after two weeks lost to accounting and music classes." He shook his head. Not that either subject was bad, but it wouldn't help with cooking.


2014-04-06 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

//Music classes,// Jono echoed, actually a little wistfully. //I managed to actually stay more or less on topic in my class in spite of everything, but I don't think I would've complained any if I'd wound up teaching music for a week or two, instead.//

He came back out into the living room with a wine glass in hand.

//At least the students around here are more used to adjusting to sudden, unexpected changes in the syllabus than most,// he noted, offering the glass to Hannibal. //The final isn't a complete lost cause, is it?//

Edited at 2014-04-06 07:17 pm (UTC)


2014-04-06 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

"I should hope not - thank you - as I've told Mr. Wayne the class will cater a charity dinner for him as their final." Not that he couldn't do it himself if it came down to it, but he was supposed to be teaching here.

"Have you taught music before?"


2014-04-06 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Jono shook his head a little, lifting his shoulders in a small shrug.

//Not through the school, really. I suppose my role as musical director at the Boards was about as close as I really got to doing so. And we took in a few musical acts in my Live Entertainment class, but that wasn't so much a lesson in music as it was a lesson in getting out of the bloody dorm room from time to time.//

And it had been as much for himself as for the students.

//I could teach guitar and the like, I suppose, but I kind of missed my window of opportunity for a good many other things.// He waved a hand at his face. //Such is life.//


2014-04-06 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

"The class I taught was Music Appreciation," Hannibal noted. "You don't need a physical voice for that." He took out the bottle of wine and poured it through an aerator into the glass.

He smiled up at Jono. "After all, isn't that what we're doing here?"


2014-04-06 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

//It is,// Jono agreed, watching what Hannibal was up to with a vague sort of curiosity. //Do you mind if I ask what exactly a 'music appreciation' class entails?//

Because Raven had suggested he teach something along those lines, as well, and now he was finding himself intrigued.


2014-04-06 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

"In the simplest sense, listening to music and discussing it," Hannibal answered. "The rest depends upon the students' interests and knowledge to start, I should imagine. Whether you talk about the use of various motifs and instruments, or the political and societal implications, or the tonalities and scales involved."

He looked around the living room. "Will we be staying in here, or are we likely to be interrupted?"


2014-04-06 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

//We'll probably have an interruption or two if we stay in here,// Jono allowed, sounding thoughtful. //I've got a stereo setup in my room down the hall, and another one downstairs in the shop, though we're far more likely to catch a bit of a breeze down there.//

He'd get around to getting those windows repaired eventually.

//Shall we relocate, then?//


2014-04-06 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

"After you," Hannibal picked the glass of wine up and followed Jono. "Perhaps I'll have to teach an actual music class at some point. It's something I quite enjoy."

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