1:14 AM | System | Your friend Empress_Of_Silence has connected.
1:15 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | Eugene, aren't you ever coming to bed?
1:15 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | Of course, my Queen. I'll be there shortly.
1:16 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | You're never getting tired of that medieval chivalry, are you?
1:17 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | It seems fitting, given our current accommodations - and your propensity for ladies-in-waiting.
1:17 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | Ruling the world does have its perks, doesn't it?
1:18 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | I just wish a husband with a stronger sex drive were among them.
1:19 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | You know I'll ravish you just as soon as I'm done downstairs. It's as hard as it is perky.
1:19 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | And what has my Lord so distraught? Are there peasants in need of oppressing?
1:20 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | Oh, Matilda... You know we only oppress the bad guys.
1:20 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | Except when it's funny :P
1:21 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | I know what you mean, though. I'm still concerned about China... and [censored]ing you would help take my mind off it.
1:23 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | We have many enemies, Mattie.
1:23 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | And which ones have you so fascinated right now, hm? The People's Republican Front? Or is it the Republican People's Front? I can never keep those straight.
1:24 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | The RPF don't scare me.
1:24 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | So who does? The Underground? The Society for Pissing on Panak's Grave? Who's got you so wound up that you'd ignore your beloved Queen?
1:25 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | I don't think it's any group you'd be familiar with.
1:26 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | You're going on the offensive, aren't you? Ruling one Earth isn't good enough.
1:26 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | I'm not going to lie to you.
1:28 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | But what about lies of omission? Hypothetical deities, Eugene, I thought we'd come to an understanding on this one. Can't you let enough be enough? We dreamed about doing the impossible as children. Please let me enjoy it, just tonight.
1:30 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | I know you well, and I understand your desires. I... can't say I know what to make of them, but I know this is something that means a lot to you. But can it stay out of our bedchamber, at least?
1:31 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | I've upset you.
1:33 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | I miss the way things used to be, back before we won... I miss plotting together.
1:34 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | Remember that time in Istanbul?
1:34 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | Hells, yes. I really thought Vampire had us.
1:34 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | Good thing your wife knows how to improvise. :)
1:35 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | I believe you were my fiance at the time. But yes. It was a good thing indeed.
1:35 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | I can still remember the look on her face when she realized she'd been outmaneuvered.
1:36 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | Vampire is a dear. Do you know I still visit her in the dungeons sometimes?
1:36 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | Fraternizing with the enemy? I suppose I'll have to allow it. How is she?
1:37 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | Oh, you know, she misses not being chained up under a medieval castle, but pretty good otherwise, I'd say. She's made a request for Earl Grey tea, incidentally.
1:38 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | I don't see any harm in that.
1:39 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | What about when we forced the EU chancellor to surrender?
1:40 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | That one never gets old. Though I suppose I should feel guilty about going after his daughter like that...
1:41 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | We've done worse. Feel bad about keeping Gods on life support all these years :P
1:42 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | The world needs examples.
1:42 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | It's so ironic, isn't it? He thought he had everything figured out, and then we happened. I don't think anyone saw that happening.
1:43 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | Playing insignificant has its advantages. It worked pretty well for OITHEOI.
1:44 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | Damn that blue devil! Do you really think he's still alive?
1:45 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | I think ruling out the possibility without solid evidence would be foolish.
1:45 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | Fair enough. But with him possibly out there, plus the PRF, Underground, SPPG, and whatever else there still is out there, do you really want to try to invade another timeline right now?
1:46 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | Going on 2:00 AM might not be the best time for talking about this.
1:46 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | No, it's time for you to come to bed. Work will wait. But in... ten minutes, I'm going to pack up the bondage gear, put on a frumpy nightgown, and go to sleep.
1:46 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | *Pancake_High_Admiral sighs.*
1:47 AM | Pancake_High_Admiral | Upsetting you is the last thing I'd want to do, my Queen. I'm on my way.
1:47 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | I'm glad, my Lord.
1:47 AM | Empress_Of_Silence | :)