Title: I've Made A Huge Mistake
Mercy Mayhem - July 10, 2011 10:35 PM (GMT)
Knock. Knock. Knockknockknockknock. Mercy knocked on the door of Phase's condo in what could be considered and excessive fashion.
Also, she yelled through the door. "Hey. Hey! It's me! Open up. Open open open."
She grew impatient as it had already been almost a whole thirty seconds and banged on the door again.
Professor Phase - July 10, 2011 10:39 PM (GMT)
Phase groaned as he pulled himself up off his couch where he had been sleeping. He walked in standard zombie fashion to the door. He slid the lock off the door frame and opened it for Mercy.
He was in pink underwear and nothing else.
"Hey." He managed to say as he rubbed the sleep out of his eyes.
Mercy Mayhem - July 10, 2011 10:42 PM (GMT)
"Hi!" she answered in a bubbly fashion, wrapping her arms around him in a hug and pushing her way into the condo all at the same time. Mercy seemed entirely unfazed by the fact that he wasn't wearing anything, and it was entirely possible that she had somehow failed to notice.
"Were you sleeping? Is it still early?" Mercy searched her pockets for her phone but didn't find. Oh well.
Professor Phase - July 10, 2011 10:45 PM (GMT)
He wrapped an arm around her and shrugged. "I don't know. I was grading papers last night and fell asleep on the couch. I haven't looked at a clock."
Mercy Mayhem - July 10, 2011 10:51 PM (GMT)
"Oh, well, the sun was up." She beamed. "So you can be up, too. I'm up." To be fair, Mercy didn't do a lot of sleeping but she had at least learned that people didn't like visitors who came by in the middle of the night unless previously requested.
"Are you done with your papers? Are you busy?" Not that it mattered. She was here now and his work could wait. it wasn't like his students were busy being studious, they were probably busy drinking.
Professor Phase - July 10, 2011 10:53 PM (GMT)
"No, I didn't finish them. But whatever. Everyone gets a B. Easier that way anyway." He moved aside to let her come further inside.
Mercy Mayhem - July 10, 2011 10:58 PM (GMT)
"Neat!" she approved. Mercy dumped her purse and jacket on the floor and took a seat on the couch so they didn't have to stand in the foyer all morning.
"Hey," she continued, bounding back up from the couch almost immediately. "Do you have coffee?" She'd had a coffee but had somehow misplaced in between the shop and his place. Later she'd find it balanced precariously in the trunk of her car.
Professor Phase - July 10, 2011 11:56 PM (GMT)
He shook his head and then moved to sit down next to her. "Sorry, I don't have much in the house."
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 12:09 AM (GMT)
"Oh," she said, and was disappointed briefly before losing interest in the coffee all together. "Okay." She settled back into the seat next to him and swung her legs up onto his lap. "Good morning!" Mercy planted a kiss on his cheek.
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 12:12 AM (GMT)
He smiled when she kissed him and giggled a little bit. He ran his hands up her legs softly. He could melt her legs right now. Would that be evil? He could melt her legs and then she could never leave him. THAT WAS SO EVIL.
But it was also kind of mean. Instead he knew something much more nefarious to do to her. It was so ridiculously evil that he couldn't even speak of it in his head.
He tickled her feet.
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 12:23 AM (GMT)
Mercy shrieked with laughter and fidgeted as though it was make a difference in his ability to tickle her. "You tricked me!" she accused but clearly did not seem to mind it. "I didn't even start it!"
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 12:25 AM (GMT)
"Yes, I am an evil man." He continued to tickled her.
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 12:32 AM (GMT)
She squealed more in an uncontrollable fit of giggles. "You are evil," Mercy agreed when she could get a word or two in between her laughter. "Very very bad." It was one of his better qualities, really.
Mercy grabbed for his hands in an attempted to stop the tickling. "Don't be a cheater!"
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 12:35 AM (GMT)
She grabbed his hands and he looked at her. "Oh noes. What will I do now?"
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 12:40 AM (GMT)
Mercy shrugged and pulled him close to her. "Buuusted.I got you!" He'd recognize the look on her face to mean that she was about to be up to some sort of mischief.
She let go if his hands and took advantage of the fact that he had very little fabric covering him to have an advantage in tickling him.
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 12:45 AM (GMT)
She was always up to some kind of mischief. Of course, it was not usually this harmless, but it was always mischief. He laughed and grabbed her waist, pulling her on top of him.
"Hey" he managed, "I was planning a heist tonight. Did you want to come?"
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 12:53 AM (GMT)
Still looking sly, she grinned down at him. "Ooh! Yes! I want to go too!" Mercy tapped him on the nose with her pointer finger. "Is it something big? What are you planning? I bet it's exciting. Is it exciting?"
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 12:54 AM (GMT)
He smiled. "Isn't it better if it's a surprise?"
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 01:06 AM (GMT)
She cocked her head to one side. "Maaybe. Yes. I like surprises." Mercy made a 'sshh' gesture. "But I still want to know if it's exciting."
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 01:12 AM (GMT)
"It will be the most exciting thing ever."
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 01:19 AM (GMT)
"Oooh!" it had been a good answer and she was clearly pleased. Mercy traced a finger in circles on his chest. "I'll be looking forward to it." She would probably be pleased with whatever it turned out to be anyway, as she was easily excitable when she was in a good mood.
"What else are you going to do today?"
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 01:22 AM (GMT)
He shrugged. "We have a staff meeting at MCU. Why? Did you have something in mind?"
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 01:31 AM (GMT)
She pouted, because it had worked at least once before. "I just wanted to spend some time with you." That particular thought and only really occurred when she was in the car earlier. Most times, she showed up at his place with no warning and no really planing. This was one of those times.
"You've got some time for me, don't you?" There was more pouting. "I'm lots of fun, I promise."
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 01:34 AM (GMT)
Phase smiled. "Of course. I have a few hours, at least."
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 01:42 AM (GMT)
She smiled back at him and leaned in to kiss him. "Hon," Mercy began, sounding surprised. "You don't have any clothes on."
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 01:44 AM (GMT)
He kissed her. "Clothes are for communists."
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 01:50 AM (GMT)
"I'm not a communist." At least, she didn't think she was. It wasn't really a topic Mercy put much thought into. "So I guess I am dressed wrong." She was dressed cute though, so there was that. "What do you think I should do?"
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 01:53 AM (GMT)
He shrugged. "Whatever you want." He was not pushy. It was stupid to even try to be pushy with a woman who only remembered you were dating half the time.
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 01:56 AM (GMT)
She shrugged back. "I like it right here, so I think I might stay on your lap a while."
Mercy's face lit up. "Hey! Hey! Do you want to see what I got? It's cool. I got it all by myself." which was not exactly the way it had happened, but it was the way she remembered it happening.
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 01:57 AM (GMT)
"Sure, love. What is it?"
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 02:04 AM (GMT)
"Wait here!" she instructed him importantly.
She scrambled off the couch and dug through her purse, enclosing something in her hands. She returned to her spot sitting on him and grinned. "Look!" Mercy exclaimed and opened her hands to reveal the Tremain Diamond she'd pilfered from the museum.
Mercy looked very proud of herself indeed.
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 02:07 AM (GMT)
"Very very pretty. I'm impressed. What are you going to do with it?"
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 02:16 AM (GMT)
"Uh," she said. Mercy had really only thought so far as to put it in her purse so she could admire it when she wanted to. "Probably not wear it. It's too big. It's good for looking at, thought."
She rested her forehead against his. "What would you do with it?"
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 02:17 AM (GMT)
He shrugged. "Probably use it in a doomsday device or something."
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 02:24 AM (GMT)
"Nah, it's too pretty for that!" Silly boys didn't understand these things. They just liked to blow stuff up. Which she also liked, but not at the expense of a pretty diamond. "It's only for pretty things."
She snuggled against him. "I missed you. I forgot to tell you, but I did." Mercy wasn't actually sure when she'd seen him last. Days had the tendency to run together.
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 02:33 AM (GMT)
He ran a hand down her back. It had been two weeks. "I know, sweet. I know."
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 02:42 AM (GMT)
"Are you mad?" She hoped he wasn't mad, Mercy hadn't done it on purpose. These things just sort of happened and she didn't have a lot of say over it. She didn't like it when people were mad at her. It made her feel lonely.
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 02:43 AM (GMT)
"No, of course not." He kissed her softly.
Mercy Mayhem - July 11, 2011 02:52 AM (GMT)
She kissed him back and smiled. "I'm glad." Mercy sighed, content for the time being. She decided she should try to remember to visit him more often. It was nice, and normal. "I'll come see you tomorrow so you don't miss me either."
Professor Phase - July 11, 2011 02:54 AM (GMT)
"Of course you will." She wouldn't. But that was alright.