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Dinner at last. English-speakers' corner

Seeing that all the francophones gathered together chatting in their strange nasal-guttural language, Allan turned to the others who apparently didn't speak French:
- I propose that everyone sit down at last and begin our dinner. Me, perrsonally, is alrehdy starving!
He gestured to the place at the 'tablecloth' and, seeing the others' tardiness, sat down first, making a personal example.
- This heer, - he opened one of his packages, - would be some dried beef, and this, - he rumbled in another one, - ah, this is s'm tinned fruit, I s'pose...
As a last and deciding stroke, Allan placed a square-shaped bottle in the middle of the improvised tablecloth. He was handling it so carefully that one would think there were liquid gold in it.
- Wha'? - he asked looking into the misunderstanding (or even denouncing?) eyes of his almost-compatriotes.


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May. 10th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
- What's this? - Stella asked, pointing to the bottle. - Whisky, I should guess?
May. 10th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
- Aye, Scottish whisky, - Allan smiled proudly. - Wouldn't be me if I hadn't saved some.
He splashed a little liquid into a plastic cup which came in handy.
- Try a bi'? - he offered the cup to Stella.
May. 10th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC)
She accepted the cup, but didn't taste the whisky, obviously waiting for him to distribute it to the others in the company.
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May. 11th, 2011 07:15 am (UTC)
Bel, that chatted with Aude, suddenly turned to others:
- Guys, what about the watch? Somebody has to be awake. I'm ready to be the first, I have weapons and know how to shoot. Does anybody have a kind of combat experience?
May. 11th, 2011 09:08 am (UTC)
- I have, - Stella replied evenly. - I think we should take watch in pairs, at least for the first few nights.
May. 11th, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
- Great, if we have enough volontaires.
May. 11th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
-Depends on what you call "combat"
Jim looked at his huge fists.
-I have no particular skills in shooting but me is still able to hit some targets, I presume.
He smiled and added
-What are you going to shoot, then?
May. 11th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
- We do not know who can enhabit this planet. They may be afraid to attack during the day, but who knows... I don't risk to sleep calmly like this first night in an unknown place.
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May. 11th, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
- Not exahctly what's called combat... - Allan looked a bit confused. - Never had a go a' shooting things, but if it comes to hand-to-hand...
May. 11th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
- I hope, it will not come to hand-to-hand.
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May. 11th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
- What do you have? - Alex looked suddenly exited after few silence minutes while eating. - I know how to shoot if you have a handgun or some automatic weapon. But not something too heavy... And I'm pretty good with bow and arrows.
May. 11th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
- I have a kind of submachine gun in my shuttle.
May. 11th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
- OK, so how many people we have here? - Stella rose and looked at the company, counting. - Allan, Bel, Aude, Alex, Julian, James, and me - this makes seven. If we split into pairsm and each pair keeps watch for three hours, it will do perfectly. Now, the question is, how do we split into pairs? There should be at least one person able to shoot in each pair, and the other should be able to shout if anything happens, - she smiled encouragingly at those who looked less than happy at Bel's idea that somebody might assault their "camp" during the night.
May. 11th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
- Me, I can shoet pretty well, so why don't we make the first watch together? - Allan suggested half-smiling.
May. 11th, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
- Bel's already volunteered for the first watch, - Stella reminded, - so we could take the second.

She looked around once again.

- Now, what about the third watch? Any volunteers?
May. 11th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
Since Jim already suggested that he would keep Bel company, he kept silent.
May. 11th, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
startled Jim.
-So, what is it, Allan - you can shoot pretty well or you never had a go at the shooting thing, as you mentioned earlier?
May. 11th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
- Shoet is when you make a loed noise, no' when you shoot a gun. Is there no difference, fo' God's sake? - Allan was a bit irritated.

*Allan thinks his pronunciation is the only right one, though it is a strong Highland accent he speaks with*
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May. 11th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
- Well, I'm not sure I'm able to shoot, but to shOUt... - Aude laughed. - And I can stay awake late at night and help others to stay awake too, I'm a real night person.
May. 11th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
- Then we can be third pair, - announced Alex. - I don't know how to shout but I learned to shoot in summer camp. I can show you few tricks on the watch if you want.
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May. 11th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
It was already a night when Léonie finally reached the top of the hill. She and her black compagnion were already dreaming about having a rest in a nice sleeping bag they were carriing with themselfs for so long, when Léonie've heard some noise.
She was so afraid of something....anything living here, on this Planet, long before the Humanity had had to search for another 'home' after they have ruined their own...
So when suddenly in the night she heard this sound for the second time, she quickly took the gun in her hands and being ready to shoot whatever-this-is, she cryed:"Hey, whatever you are! you'd better stop right there before i'll make a nice, round hole exactly in the middle of your's body!"
Feeling better after the announced warning, Léonie continued moving in the direstion of the sound.
May. 11th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Stella, who was still standing, turned swiftly in the direction of the voice and placed her hand on her belt, as if she had a gun (which was actually the case).

- Who's there? - she called out in a clear voice. - Stop where you are and give us your name!
May. 11th, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
With a loud "Ahnybody theeR?" - Allan plunged in the direction of the noise and found nothing frightening - only a strange girl who seemed to have lost her way.
- Oh, i's jus' a wee lass heeR, - he called to his companions. - AhRmed, though. What scehred you so much, lady?
May. 12th, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
Léonie saw a man and a woman standing in front of her, and as she remembered from those reports about The Planet (she'd got hold of them once, long before it happened to the Earth) there were no humanoid forms of life here:"Should be no danger- they are probably just like me-refugees"-she thought while putting her gun back to the belt.
-Hello! Indeed it's just me. We were walking and walking towards this hill for such a long time, i guess we were just lost, and everything seemed to be so savage. I heard some noise, and wasn't sure what to expect... Anyways, i'm really glad to see you!
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May. 12th, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
It was about an hour after the first meeting when the hatch opened for the second time letting the passenger out. Now he was wearing a dashing light-blue jeans and a jaunty red tank with the prancing horse's shadowgraph on it. A red cap did anything but suit him. On the plus side, it had the same horse picture on it. In addition, the man was holding a reflex camera in his hands.
He stopped at the door-step, looked around and took some pictures. Having examined the result on the screen he came down to the ground and took a picture of the shuttle and the beach around it. After that he returned inside, took a laptop (of course a red one with the black horse on it) and nestled on a spoke typing a text.
Every once in a while he gave a glimpse at the company near the fire but didn't make any attempt to join them.

Edited at 2011-05-12 12:24 pm (UTC)
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