RP: Cruising to Christmas

Deck the bows with halls of holy!

Traversing the calm, cool waters of Calisota was a splendid cruise ship. It was covered with equally splendid (or not so splendid, depending on one's point of view) Christmas lights and decorations, and absolutely filled with Christmas jiggles and of course delicious Christmas food.

Mostly importantly, it was also filled with personalities from all walks of life from both Duckburg and St Canard. The only thing missing was adult beverages and entertainment because hey, this was a professional child-friendly environment and there was no need for any of those shenanigans.

[[OOC: Open RP! All welcome! This will be IC but with no explanation of how they have all ended up on the boat and with some sort of truce against outright fighting in effect between goodies and baddies - think House of Mouse. Keep it around PG please, whatever would have passed on their respective shows. MERRY JINGLEY TO YOU ALL!]]

    • Malicia Macawber
      Malicia Macawber

      It was only after the boat had set sail that Malicia had discovered the worst disaster imaginable.

      A dry bar. 

      "Is this some sort of sick joke?!" Her voice rang from inside a liquor cabinet, where she had stuck her head during her rather desperate search for any 'grown-up drinks'. Not a drop to be found. 

      Pulling herself out with a 'pop!' she glanced around the boat... there was nothing but, ugh, cheer and good-tidings surrounding her.

      How was she going to survive this?!

      • Drake Mallard
        Drake Mallard

        "Ah. It is nice to get away from it all." Except for the part of having his food spiced by his mischievous daughter earlier in the day and therefore only making the sea sickness worse. So one would find Drake Mallard hanging half way over the ship's railing.

         

        At least the cold air felt nice and fresh.

         

        • DarkwingPsycho
          DarkwingPsycho

          Jacob wrapped one arm around the shivering little brunette at his side as they moved across deck, the winter air wafting over them in a chilly embrace.  Even bundled up as she was, she was beautiful.

          "Do you want my coat too, little duck?" he asked her through her head warmer.

          He had leapt at the chance to take a pleasure cruise around the harbor, but thus far, the only thing pleasurable was Piper's company.

          • Launchpad McQuack
            Launchpad McQuack

            "Sure is!" Launchpad agreed merrily around his third helping of dessert. He had a plate in one hand with cookies, brownie, and a cup of eggnog in the other hand. "Best of all, there's going to be Bingo and caroling later. Hehe. I wonder what the prize will be?" 

            • Gosalyn Waddlemeyer Mallard
              Gosalyn Waddlemeyer Mallard

              "Whatever it is, I'M gonna win it!" Gosalyn declared, swiping a cookie off of Launchpad's plate and taking a huge bite.  "I've just gotta figure out how to work the system..."

              • Drake Mallard
                Drake Mallard

                "You're not cheating." Drake scolded her. He rather not deal with the trouble that would come with it. He raised an eyebrow wondering where all those cookies went once they entered the bottomless pit of his sidekick's stomach. "Save some for everyone else, LP."

                • Negaduck
                  Negaduck

                  Speaking of stomachs, a certain black and red caped villain was trying to empty his on the opposite side of the ship to one Drake Mallard.

                  "Nnngghh," groaned Nnneggaduck.

                   "I haven't felt this sick since that last episode of the Billmore Girls."

                  • Launchpad McQuack
                    Launchpad McQuack

                    Launchpad chuckled. "Aw don't worry. I left plenty for the other guests. These just called my name because they were brought up fresh from the oven. Mm nom." He tossed a whole gingerbread man into his mouth.

                     

                    Mingling with the guests was another duck everyone should recognize. He had a festive sprig of holly tucked in his hat band and a smile to rival St. Nick himself. Of course Scrooge McDuck never did any kind of public stunt without expecting some kind of payback, but he had just remodeled this cruise ship and he wanted to try it out with a full load of guests to see how much water it tread.  If it proved seaworthy, then it would join the rest of his fleet of crusie ships.  If it sank too deep, it would be rdesignated as a party ship ahd stay in shallow water where there'd be no risk of capsizing or drifting (or lawsuits).

                    Scrooge noticed a familiar figure and broke away from the throng of merrymakers. "Launchpad! Welcome aboard."

                    "Hehe hey, Mr. McDee!" Launchpad beamed, setting his cup of eggnog on a tray as a waiter walked past to give Scrooge's hand a hearty shake. "It's great to see you! I was hoping we'd bump into each other." Helooked around for his eggnog and frowned. "Uh, if you'll excuse me, I've got a cup to catch. Hey! I wasn't done with that!" 

                    Scrooge shook his head and chuckled. "Ah, he never changes." 

                     

                    ((OOC: Since the rp mentions Duckburg I thought it would be fun to throw in Scrooge. But if someone else wants to play him I can edit my post and cut him out of it.))

                    • Malicia Macawber
                      Malicia Macawber

                      Negaduck would suddenly feel the weight of... a happy-faced gingerbread man on his shoulder!

                      "Awww, is someone feeling a little sick?" Malicia taunted him, as she took a bite out of a cocktail weenie. Her plate was piled high with treats, enough to rival Launchpad's appetite evidently. 

                      "What are you doing here anyway?"

                      • Gosalyn Waddlemeyer Mallard
                        Gosalyn Waddlemeyer Mallard

                        Gosalyn frowned at Drake's scolding, but she didn't stay grumpy for long, because a certain quad-zillionaire was making his appearance.

                        "Heya!" she said as soon as Launchpad had excused himself.  "I'm Gosalyn, Gosalyn Mallard!  This is some ship, it even has a water slide!!"

                        • Launchpad McQuack
                          Launchpad McQuack

                          "Hello. It certainly does, Lass. It even has its own pizza oven, tennis court, and gymnasium." Scrooge grinned. 

                           

                          Launchpad gave up on trying to get his cup back amd got a new one, bringing an extra cup with him in case Scrooge or Gosalyn wanted some.

                          • Harmonizer
                            Harmonizer

                            Said water slide which Harmonizer was currently on, dragging a very reluctant Bushroot with her. 

                            "Come on! Zis would be fun!" 

                            "No no no no no- AHHHHH!" he screamed and covered his face as he went down. Too high!! 

                            It was only when the water hit him with a splash that he opened his eyes, finding that he was already in the pool, and Harmonizer had been holding on to him the whole time. 

                            He had to admit... it was fun. And the water wasn't as cold as expected. 

                            "See? Not so bad, no?" she giggled. Bushroot smiled sheepishly, then gave her a splash out of nowhere, soaking her completely, like she wasn't soaked enough already. 

                            "Oh no, you didn't!" Harmonizer smirked. "Zis means war!!" 

                            Pretty soon, they were laughing and splashing and chasing each other around the pool. It felt like back to being kids again. 

                            • Negaduck
                              Negaduck

                              "Trying not to inhale any more of that horrid Christmas cheer."

                              Bad timing to glance over at Malicia, only to come face to gingerface with yet another revoltingly chipper adornment.

                              It sent Negaduck a shade of green more befitting her costume, and back he went to chumming the water for sharks, and not in the usual way he liked.

                              "Go find Megavolt. Maybe we can set up some sort of giant magnetic doohickey and sail this thing into the sun."

                              But think of all the food wasted!

                              • Malicia Macawber
                                Malicia Macawber

                                "Oh, don't be such a party pooper. Surely we can find a way to make this cruise a little more memorable." Giving him a great 'ol pat on the back.

                                Leaning in closely. "Liiiiike say, the possibility that you have some non-family friendly items in those pockets of yours?" 

                                C'mon dude, I'm dying of thirst here. 

                                • Negaduck
                                  Negaduck

                                  Negaduck must've been sick, for he actually complied. 

                                  "Sure. Here."

                                  And from one of those bottomless pockets he passed Malicia an.. immense machete?

                                  Sure, there were meant to have been metal detectors at boarding, but it was amazing the sort of stuff you could make in pottery class.

                                  • Piper/ Jade
                                    Piper/ Jade

                                    "You just got your coat back, and now you are offering it to me again?" She asked with a bright smile up at him. Hidden in her bundles were the presents that Jacob had given her. Sapphires and diamonds...

                                    "I am alright." She said, snuggling against his side gently. "If I get too cold we can go find someplace to warm up." Piper was silent for a moment and then let out a small giggle. "It's weird, doing normal things... we're so abnormal..." and it was true. Not that she cared, Piper had no complaints about her partner. "Hopefully no plant spit this time."

                                    • Malicia Macawber
                                      Malicia Macawber

                                      She turned it over in her hands momentarily, clicking her tongue. "Well, it's a start."

                                      Frowning at the masked duck in disappointment. "Really? This is your master plan? Empty your stomach contents and sulk for the rest of the evening?" A motion toward Bushroot and Harmonizer.

                                      "Even your lackeys are having a good time. I think I spotted Quackerjack and Megavolt singing with the carolers." 

                                      Grabbing him by the arm now to pull him away from the deck. "C'mooon, let's go do something bad."

                                      • Drake Mallard
                                        Drake Mallard

                                        "But you could tone down on the hot spices on the food." Drake straightened himself up and smoothed down his sweater vest. He eyed the rich duck trying what to make of him. It was rare Scrooge was out in public so it made him curious why he choose to appear.

                                        "I see you met my daughter."  He chose his next words carefully. "And know Launchpad."

                                         

                                        • Negaduck
                                          Negaduck

                                          While they were getting acquainted, Negaduck was getting reacquainted with his purpose.

                                          Nothing like the promise of badness to get a supervillain back on his toes. Uh, webs. Whatever is the duck equivalent. 

                                          "Now there's the sort of Christmas spirit I can appreciate." Taking her by the arm instead. "How about we start with the traditional spitting in the punch."

                                          Why rope her into it? Double the spit, of course.

                                          • Harmonizer
                                            Harmonizer

                                            Speaking of spit... looks like someone had beaten Negaduck to the punch bowl. Noisy slurps could be heard as the venus flytrap dog's head was completely immersed in the bowl, nearly tipping it over as he eagerly lapped up the sugary sweet drink while drops of it splatteted over the table, his tail wagging happily. 

                                            A little too fast, in fact... 

                                            Sorry, Piper. There is going to be plant spit. Lots of it in the punch bowl. And around it on the table... 

                                            • Launchpad McQuack
                                              Launchpad McQuack

                                              "Aye. Launchpad used to be one of my most reliable pilots." Scrooge studied Drake curiously. "Mallard, is it?"

                                              He recognized the names from Fenton's chatter after he stayed with the Mallards and Launchpad. He also had picked up bits of information from Launchpad himself. Drake Mallard was a bit of an enigma to Scrooge. Why would Launchpad choose to stay with him of all people in St. Canard?

                                              "How do you know Launchpad?"

                                              "Eggnog?" Launchpad came up at that convenient moment and proffered a cup. 

                                              "No thanks. I've had all of the Peptodismul I can stomach for tonight." Scrooge waved off fhe offer. 

                                              • Malicia Macawber
                                                Malicia Macawber

                                                Malicia grimaced at the plant duck. "Well, at least someone is ruining things around here." 

                                                Glancing around, looking for a target. Was that happy laughter she heard?

                                                "There." She pointed at Bushroot and Harmonizer.  "One boiling hot pool coming right up!"

                                                Muttering a quick incantation under her breath, she sent a bolt of magic at the water slide. "The food table is in dire need of some duck soup."

                                                • DarkwingPsycho
                                                  DarkwingPsycho

                                                  Jacob chuckled.  "No, no plant spit."  He eyed Bushroot and Harmonizer through the glass surrounding the topdeck indoor pool.  Then his eyes traveled across the deck to see Negaduck handing off a machete to Malicia.  "But perhaps some other type of mayhem...there's never a dull moment."  He thought about her comment that they were abnormal, and smiled.  It made things more interesting that way.

                                                  He started to steer her toward the refreshment table, then paused.  "I spoke too soon, it would seem," he said, curling his bill at Spike.  "Fortunately, my dear, it looks as though they haven't touched the hot cocoa yet..."

                                                  • Gosalyn Waddlemeyer Mallard
                                                    Gosalyn Waddlemeyer Mallard

                                                    Bored, Gosalyn excused herself from McDuck and her father and decided to take a dive, clothes and all.  She ran into the glass  room and headed straight for the pool.  "Yahoo!" she whooped.

                                                    Her exuberance was quickly cut short, however, when her tailfeathers touched the boiling chlorinated liquid.  "Ye-ouch!!" she cried, instantly jerking from the water back to the safety of the edge.  How?  Cartoon physics.

                                                    She rubbed her tooshie.  "I think someone got overzealous with the temperature!"

                                                    • Piper/ Jade
                                                      Piper/ Jade

                                                      She eyed bushroot and spike with a bit of disdain, and just as Jacob was leading her in another direction her eye caught the fiery red hair of Malicia.

                                                      With Negaduck.

                                                      "When did that happen?" She pondered aloud, stopping in her tracks. Not that it really mattered, it wasn't like she and Malicia had said anything beyond pleasantries, but still...

                                                      Piper frowned lightly-- but it wasn't her problem. "I suppose it doesn't matter." She answered herself, wondering if all these villains could possibly behave on one boat. "But we seem to be swimming with the sharks..." a little grin up at her partner before she leaned up to peck him lightly on the cheek. "See? Abnormal. Let's get that cocoa."

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