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The Sweetest Things
Penelope gave out a tiny yelp when she was suddenly yanked forward into Sam's arms.

After a few moments of going limp, she quickly wrapped her arms around Sam's torso and pressed her face into his chest. Before she was quite ready to release the hug, Sam let go of her and asked how she had been doing. Penelope took a slight step back and said, "Well, I just got out of a good game of TF2. There was a lot of burning people, kinda like logs of wood." She paused for a moment, before looking up at Sam and smiling. "...But that's probably not that important. Otherwise it's been pretty normal lately."

Penelope caught the faint aroma of cookies and sniffed the air, just to make sure her nose wasn't lying to her. Penelope gave Sam a mischievous as she recognized the exact scent; sugar cookies, her favorite kind. "Are those sugar cookies I smell?"

Penelope gave Sam no time to answer before barging into his house and flopping over on his couch. Penelope stretched a little bit before sighing happily and reclining, taking up nearly the whole thing with her small frame. She paused for a beat, before sitting up slightly and asking, "Yo, Sam, you have any soda?"

Skeletons and Spaghetti
Penelope looked at Rene as she finally spoke up. She almost forgot the other girl was sitting at their table, since she had been so quiet.

Penelope turned her attention back to Astrid as she continued speaking. Once she finished, Penelope sat there for a moment, pondering what to say and how to say it in a way that would make sense to Astrid and her worldview.

"Well... the appeal is that I don't really have to think all that much. I can play Animal Crossing when I want to keep my mental stamina for difficult, important activities later on in the day." Penelope flicked a speck of food off the table, before continuing to speak. "It's sorta like how it's been scientifically proven that humans can only make a certain number of decisions in a day- it's why people who have to make a lot of decisions just wear the same thing over and over again because it doesn't require thought."

Penelope leaned back further in her chair before glancing at the lunchroom clock and realizing that she needed to get out soon if she wanted to meet up with her boyfriend between classes.

"Oh, shit. I need to go." Penelope said as she stood up and started getting her things together. "Sorry to interrupt, but I need to meet up with my boyfriend before class starts back up. See you later, Astrid."

Penelope slung her backpack over her shoulder before calmly walking away from the table, internally excited for the few minutes she'd get alone with her boyfriend before class.

((Penelope Fitzgerald continued elsewhere and in The Sweetest Things))

The Sweetest Things
((Penelope Fitzgerald continued from Skeletons and Spaghetti))

Penelope walked down the street, glancing around at the various trees and shrubs of the mostly dead Arizona landscape. She was on her way to her boyfriend Sam's house. He had called her earlier and mentioned that they would have the house all to themselves and she jumped at the opportunity. After grabbing a bag to stick a few things in, she started making her way over. He only lived about 25 minutes away, and she was already getting close. She was getting butterflies in her stomach at the mere thought of them doing things together.

Penelope was definitely a giving type when it came to romance. She was happy when Sam was happy, and always wanted to make sure that he was feeling good. He often returned the favor, but her own personal enjoyment of things didn't matter nearly as much to her as Sam's. In fact, she'd even do things that would make her personally uncomfortable just to make sure he was happy, not that that actually came up all that often.

Penelope saw Sam's house steadily approaching and smiled. It was time to get down to business. She walked right up to the door and knocked.

"Helloooooooooooooo! It's me!"

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That gif is delightful and I now have it saved.

Skeletons and Spaghetti
Penelope sat and listened to Astrid as she talked.

"Well..." Penelope closed her DS and placed it on the table next to her tray. "That's not exactly what I meant. I've figured out a bunch of things that I'm good at and that I like doing, like drawing and developing video games, I just... can't really say I'm actively trying to develop those skills all the time. Sometimes I just want to sit around and play a relatively pointless game."

Penelope took note of Astrid's frustration as she spoke. It seemed Astrid wasn't exactly the greatest at hiding her disdain, but at the same time it looked like she calmed down after Penelope put her DS down. Perhaps she just didn't like it that Penelope was looking at the screen and not her, that would certainly explain her comment as she started talking.

Penelope adjusted her posture and started making motions with her hands as she talked. Not having a bottle of tea to drink or a bottle cap to play with as nervous tics was bothering her. "I guess what I'm saying is that you need to go with the flow sometimes. Don't be so wrapped up in making sure that every little moment is accomplishing something in the grand scheme of things. Sometimes it's important to just..." Penelope leaned back in her chair, getting into a comfortable position. "...Take it easy."

Introduction Thread
Darn it Toben you beat me to being nice to the newbie. >:(

In all seriousness, welcome to SOTF, Craftsman!

Bastard Mafia Fallout Thread
Meanwhile I've been town in every game ever. >__>

Stop being evil when I'm not evil, Toben. It means I have to kill you.