Robin: I grabbed my bags and headed towards the new hotel where we'd be staying at. The flight wasn't that bad, but I needed to shower and change, my suit was wrinkled and I needed some serious sleep. I walked into the hotel lobby and looked around, The Council really had it made, this is a nice place. I walked towards the desk and put my bags down as I rang the bell. Was I supposed to ring the bell? I couldn't remember what Giles had said.
Fred: I hop down the stairs, carrying a large teddy bear and my favorite lamp, a back pack slung over one shoulder. I pull up short when I see a tall black man standing in the lobby. He looks like he might be a client; I guess not everyone has heard we've moved. I walk down the last few steps and smile at him. "Can I help you?"
Robin: I about jump out of my skin when I hear a voice behind me, I must really be losing it, all this stuff with The First and everything else still has me a bit jumpy. "That depends, I'm looking for a room. Mr. Giles told me that I could find a new place here." I say to you. I shake my head, "Where are my manners, I'm Robin." I say as I extend my hand you when you walk the rest of the way down the stairs.
Fred: "Oh, hi!" I say with my usual southern drawl, balancing the teddy bear on my knee as I shake your hand. "I'm Fred, Mr. Giles isn't here, though. Not that I know of anyway."
Robin: "Fred?" I ask raising a brow making sure I heard her correctly, her accent is different than what I'm used to from living in the city. "That's interesting." I say with a smile, "Well in a good way; I've never met a female Fred before." I say before realizing I'm not making any sense. "I apologize I blame lack of sleep and shotty nerves."
Fred: I laugh and shrug. "I haven't either," I say with a smile. "I'm sorry, there're plenty of rooms here, if you're wantin' to get some sleep. You're from Sunnydale, right?"
Robin: I smile at her joke. "Yeah, I am. Are you psychic or do you pay attention when Giles talks?" I ask. "If you are psychic, any chance you can tell me if I'll have any fun here? I mean I know LA is big and all, but I really don't want to die either, am I going to die soon?"
Fred: "I'm not psychic, Mr. Giles has a lot of good things to say. And as far as dyin', well, if you stay around us too long you just might. We're not exactly in the business of rescuin' puppies."
Robin: "Well then, it's a good thing that I'm not a puppy and I don't need rescuing, well not too often anyway." I say with a smile. "You're right Mr. Giles says lots of important things, I just tend to act first and think about my actions later, and sometimes, I just don't think." I say honestly. "So where you headed too Fred?" I ask noticing the bag, lamp, and teddy bear. She's different from anyone I've ever met.
Fred: I giggle at that. "No, you're certainly not a puppy," I say as I look you up and down. "That sounds more like me. Give me a big gun and point the way," I say with a smile. "Most of us are movin' to Wolfram and Hart. It's a law firm, used to be evil, well, kinda still is I guess, but we're gonna try to make it less evil."
Robin: I take everything in that you just said, and you didn't even miss a beat. "Well there's another interesting fact about you Mrs. Fred, seems there's a lot more to you than meets the eye." I say. "Any chance you can show me the way to my room? And then maybe we can talk some more and get to know each other?" I ask hopeful as I pick my bags up.
Fred: "Just Fred, definitely no Mrs. But Ms. Burkle if you please," I say with a smile, putting the lamp and the bear on the round couch, shrugging my bag off of my shoulder. "Sure thang, there's a lot to choose from, you can pretty much have any of them you want. Some have pretty good views. And some have pretty good views of the alleyway out back."
Robin: "Well what do you suggest? What's your favorite?" I ask, maybe we'd end up next to each other, which I guess would be bad if she's seeing someone and they shacking up together. That would be bad, there's just something about her. I take my bags and follow you up the stairs. At least she wasn't married, so there could be hope. Not that I'm really looking or anything. I just need something different, Faith was good and all, but there was nothing there.
Fred: "Well, I guess mine is my favorite, but there's some others up there that are pretty good too," I say as you follow me up the stairs. I walk gracefully up them, turning to head down the hallway. "This one's mine, but any of them on this side will give ya the same view. Well, mostly, you know with the angle of the windows as opposed to the outside will change it a bit, but if you're not worried about geometry, I'm sure it'll be fine." I blush as I realize I'm going on. "Sorry, I just start talkin' sometimes."
Robin: "No chance I can move in with you since it seems to have the best view? I mean you can't cheat geometry" I tease as I walk down a few doors and nod to it. "How about this one?" I ask. "I don't want to be too close to your boyfriend or anything." I say testing the waters, maybe I could have a relationship with this Fred. She sure as hell was interesting and she was smart. That was definitely a plus.
Fred: I blush as you ask to move into my room. "You certainly can't cheat geometry, but I don't have a boyfriend. Not for a while now," I say with a shrug. "You really can pick any of the rooms you want, there's more on the upper floors if you want something a little higher."
Robin: "This is good." I say as I look at you, "Do I need a key or something?" I ask.
Fred: I shrug. "No one's gonna steal your stuff, but I can find one for ya if ya want," I offer.
Robin: I open the door and push it the rest of the way as I put my stuff inside. It's actually not that bad. "Any chance I can take you out to dinner? If you aren't too busy with your big move and stuff." I say.
Fred: I blink, surprised, but then smile. "I wouldn't mind that. I've got to warn ya though, I'm a big eater," I say with a self-conscious giggle. A lot of guys freak out when they see me eat.
Robin: "Well then, looks like I better make sure I bring my wallet,” I tease as I close the door, I don't have anything valuable anyway. "So where's the best place to eat around here?"
Fred: “Oh, I didn't mean you should pay, I just wanted you to be aware's all," I say as I lead you back down the stairs. "There's a lot of good places, what're ya in the mood for?"
Robin: "Whatever your heart desires." I say as I follow you down the stairs. "I'm paying, I asked you to dinner, isn't that how the costume works?" I ask as I follow you out of the hotel. "And honestly I'm up for anything."
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