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Drake arrived at his office Thursday morning to find it filled with flowers. "HI DRAKE!" they said in cheery unison.

"So has the island decided to give flower power a try?" Drake said, making sure his chair was clear of flowers before he sat down. "I approve."

"PICK US AND GIVE US TO SOMEONE YOU LOVE!" a nearby gerbera daisy suggested, then sighed happily as Drake ruffled its petals.

"That may take awhile," Drake said. Then he grinned and asked, "So, do you little guys like to sing?"

"OH YES!" the flowers said happily.

Drake snapped his fingers and conjured up a CD player. "All right, pay close attention," he said. "Listen and learn, my floral minions. I'm going to teach you the best songs to sing."

The flowers cheered, then leaned in as Drake taught them his love song playlist, which included "Everything I do (I Do It For You)," "My Heart Will Go On," "I Will Always Love You," "The Wind Beneath My Wings," "Can't Smile Without You," "Hopelessly Devoted To You," "I Just Called To Say I Love You," "I Got You Babe," "Light Up My Life," "Tonight I Celebrate My Love," "Let's Get It On," "Love Me Tender," and, of course, "Kiss From a Rose."

Date: 2010-05-20 01:47 pm (UTC)
living_endless: ([pos] smiley)
From: [personal profile] living_endless
Didi was passing through the school building, and she paused outside Drake's office. it wasn't entirely a coincidence; she missed having a class with him and wanted to say hello.

"Hi," she said from the doorway. "Are you teaching the flowers to sing to somebody in particular, or just for fun?"

Date: 2010-05-20 04:32 pm (UTC)
living_endless: ([pos] laughing)
From: [personal profile] living_endless
"It sounds like the best vaudeville act ever," Didi said, slipping into the office. "They look good, they sound good, and they smell good. It'd lose something on TV."

She was still inspecting the flowers as she added, "I'm just here to say hi. I miss being in your class."

Date: 2010-05-20 06:23 pm (UTC)
living_endless: ([neu] two faces)
From: [personal profile] living_endless
"My sister's here!" Didi announced, stroking a flowerpot encouragingly. "Well ... not exactly my Del. not the one you met. But it's still her. And I think your students should be too young to be cynical."

Date: 2010-05-20 07:07 pm (UTC)
living_endless: ([neu] really?)
From: [personal profile] living_endless
"They could be," Didi said thoughtfully. "It's been a few days since I saw her. Del's sense of humor and the island's aren't so far apart."

To the lilies, she added, "Hey, do you know any Dar Williams?"

Date: 2010-05-20 07:33 pm (UTC)
living_endless: ([neg] not sure about you)
From: [personal profile] living_endless
"You still think you're going, huh." Didi's voice was flat, but with a tinge of wistfulness -- half because she didn't want him to go, half because (Jono and Del aside) some part of her wished she had a deadline too. "I'm sure one of the other teachers would play frogparent. Maybe that Loki guy."

Date: 2010-05-20 08:13 pm (UTC)
living_endless: ([pos] you might be okay)
From: [personal profile] living_endless
"One soul, one year," Didi nodded. "Can't argue with that, really."

As bargains with the underworld went (a subject about which Didi's general feelings were: Don't), she honestly thought he'd gotten a fair deal.

"You still have a few months to give flowers singing lessons, right?"

Date: 2010-05-20 11:45 pm (UTC)
living_endless: ([neu] really?)
From: [personal profile] living_endless
"That's ages and ages away," Didi agreed. "What's the favor? Anything I can help with?"

Date: 2010-05-21 02:52 am (UTC)
living_endless: ([pos] laughing)
From: [personal profile] living_endless
Didi giggled at the thumbs in his ears. "Thanks. You, uh, you look like you have it totally covered."

Date: 2010-05-21 12:22 pm (UTC)
living_endless: ([pos] you might be okay)
From: [personal profile] living_endless
"I'm shocked," Didi said. Oh, wait, she wasn't. "I don't think we have thorn demons at home. Are they all spikey?"

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