December 18th, 2016

Christmas Napoleon

Six Palms A'Swaying - for Sparky955

Title: Six Palms A'Swaying
Genre: Slash - set in the Hot Tropical Nights universe
Rating: R
Word count: 2450
Prompt - hot Christmas night

Sparky, I hope this is what you were in the mood for. It's not as hot as it could have been, but you know how fics can be at times! Merry Christmas


Joyeux Noel, Napoleon!”

Napoleon waved to the desk clerk as he entered the lobby. It was another of Illya’s cousins. Napoleon had a sneaking suspicion that any man, woman or child who wanted employment was related to Illya one way or the other. The folks here tended to help each other out. It was one of the reasons Napoleon adore Rangi’s tiny island community. “Joyeux Noel, mon ami! Où est Illya? ”

Son bureau.” He’d been out getting some supplies when he got a call from the hotel requesting his presence at seven.

“Only he would be working on Christmas Eve,” Napoleon muttered. The lobby of the Kia Ora was festively decorated with poinsettias and anthuriums. The pine tree, although artificial, looked real enough to pass muster. And everywhere there was tissue garland and garishly colored tinsel. It was the holidays in Tahiti, a month long celebration of friends and family. In another two days, they would be off to Papeete to be with Illya’s family. For now, however, they were still on Rangi.

Napoleon followed a familiar path and smiled to himself. He remembered a time not too long ago when he first walked into the Kia Ora’s lobby, unfamiliar and slightly frightening. His agent had hired Illya to be Napoleon’s guide and he’d proven to be a thoughtful and skilled guide, along with everything else. Napoleon had fallen in love with the Russian the moment they locked eyes. It was his very good fortune that Illya had as well.
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Chiro and No Name

The 24 Day Ghibli Challenge

Day 21 - character development

Never is that more apparent than Chihiro's growth in Spirited Away. She went from being a whiny brat who was afraid of everything to a capable and brave young girl. She learned what hard work was and how to take responsibilities for your mistakes. She learned about friendship, love and how to be strong.



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lit cat

How can it be Sunday already?

It seems like I do nothing and yet the days speed by.

It started with having to work Friday morning, my usual day off.  However, it's the last one as payroll has been taken away from me and given to our very efficient and hardworking (not) business manager. I can see this going so wrong so fast. I was getting signatures on checks for bills that were all overdue. It makes me want to cry because Patrick and I worked so hard to restore the theatre's credit and now she's destroying it again. Sparky seems to think they are trying to force her to quit, but considering the mess her desk is, I wouldn't want to have to deal with any of that crap. I just don't get it. The Peter principle is obviously alive and well.

Once I got home, it seemed as if I played catch up all afternoon. Then we had a Christmas party to go to and there went Friday night.

Anyhow, that sort of threw me out of whack this weekend. Yesterday was the usual mad dash to get our Saturday chores done. Between that and a very successful Christmas party in the Canteen, the day was a blur. I was hoping for a quiet day today, but TBG wants to go to a movie and then lunch and why don't we invite Jeff and maybe we can... yeah, his vacation is starting to wear on him and cabin fever is setting in.

At least Araceli is off this week, so I will have the box office stuff to do and that will hopefully make the day go faster. We have our Christmas party on Tuesday, which I paid for in part out of my own pocket because, according to the Business Manager, our board, staff and contract employees aren't worth $18 and she'd only spring for the $14 luncheon. I felt we deserved more and made up the difference. Rest assured, people will know this, too. And I went out and got crackers on the SCT credit card (man, are those getting expensive). Then I am off at eleven on Thursday because the BM won't give me OT. Oh well, that's customer service for you... However, then I am off until the 3rd of January. Yay!





And because it's Sunday, how about some pictures?


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Death

Back in '06

Hmm, maybe some non seasonal questions will be fun.

Have you ever felt a generation gap with your friends?

How do you over come the generation gap when it occurs?

When do you feel the generation gap the most?