Observations of our outing
Just the usual flight on Sanctuary One. To save time, breakfast was eaten on the plane… as well as lunch. Claire got the bed, and offered to share it with me. I reminded her that the seat in my mini-office converted into a bed. Of course, that didn’t stop us from taking a nap together, much to the amusement of our spouses. When we eventually landed, we were whisked to our hotel room. This gave Raoul a chance to don the top portion of his body armor and to do one last weapons check. Once we were ready, two buses were waiting to take us to the stadium.
We were all presently surprised to see where we were spending our afternoon. In this particular area, the suites were all linked to one giant anteroom. Ted, being Ted, took the liberty to acquire all the suites attatched to it. Of course, this meant that it was supe central at the game… the first being Joel.
“I was wondering when you all would show up,” he joked from his very comfortable chair. With Cecil doing security from the air, he wound up at the stadium much earlier than everyone else. “I see someone’s ready to start working,” he added as Raoul methodically removed his jacket, as well as a sniper rifle. Then, with a curt nod and small smile, he took his post outside the door.
“Someone’s being hard-core,” Jeff joked as he entered the suite with Annie, Zac, Shayla and Hank. The five of them quickly got comfortable with snacks and drinks.
“Yeah,” Joel replied. “Her spouse is patrolling the ground while mine is patrolling the air. At least, Raoul gets to eat. Cecil’s not happy about that.” Of course, we were all amused about that.
Raoul opted to join us in the anteroom, if only to patrol the area. “No one else should be entering,” he explained. “Plus, Jason’s close to the door, as well as Phillip and Juisaan.” I secretly thought that he really wanted something to eat. Of course, I had to ask my dear sweet birdie to explain what a safety was. *laughs*
By now, the calls were starting to come in from the other administrators. They were jealous… but knew that they couldn’t have made it for the game. “You could at least teleport something to us,” Leigh complained. “Did you check your office?” I asked with a smirk. She checked, along with the others. “Woohoo!” Beth cheered. “Tara sends her thanks,” Simon said, smiling as he ended his call. Of course, I had to send them something… I have to look out for my friends.
As usual , I was doing my usual thing of monitoring the way-station network while sitting with a very chatty Orri. “You don’t like sports, do you, mama?” she asked.
“I never got interested in watching them, birdie,” I replied. “I spent all my time studying.” She nodded, giggled, and attempted to point out the finer parts of the game.
Imagine young entities… hopped up on sugar… watching a halftime show. Let me tell you, it’s not as much fun as you’d think. Most of the time, we wound up trying to catch food as they jumped around the suite. Eventually, they settled down, and we were able to enjoy the music, as well as food.
“Hi, hi!” Bethany said, snuggling next to me with her new favorite toy: the little falcon that Cecil gave me for Christmas. Joel looks over and laughs.
“I didn’t have the heart to take it back from her,” I explained with a shrug, as I smooth out her light brown braids.
By now, most of the football fans had stopped watching the game and were milling around. Papa decided to come over to sit with me. Of course, the cameras picked up on this. He scribbled a quick note, then held it up: “I love my daughter”
I laughed, then made my own sign: “I love my father”
Raoul walked by, looked at the two of us, and made his own sign: “What? No love for the husband?”
Robin walked by and shook his head. “My parents are being silly again,” his sign read.
Zac saw the whole affair, and makes the final sign: “Don’t mind me, I’m just here for the free food.”
Those who were watching the telecast found it horribly amusing.
After the game
We stayed for a bit to watch the post game celebration, then headed back to our hotel. All in all, a fun evening with family and friends… and free food. Cecil did get his fair share, eventually. What we packed up, we had on the plane for lunch. Although sports events aren’t my thing, I was more than happy to share an outing, especially since I didn’t have to pay for it. Hell… I’d even pay for it, just to see everyone have a good time.