Ivy pulled out a bag of chocolates. “Who wants one?”
There was a chorus of “me!”s throughout the group.
“Ha! Too bad!” Ivy laughed, then opened the bag and started eating them in a very quick succession, clearly trying to eat all of them before anyone could get close. Eve and Star lunged at her, and Ivy shouted irritably as they tried to take the bag from her grasp.
“Oi! THESE ARE MINE, YOU FOOLS! I MUST EAT ALL OF THEM!”
Eve got a single chocolate free and ate it. She grinned at Ivy. “Mwahahahaha...”
Ivy stopped shouting immediately, and looked at Eve. “You are dead to me.”
Star laughed and everybody else either rolled their eyes or did their best to conceal their grins. Sparky had been bugging Ivy about how she needed to learn to be friendlier, and suggested she have a sort of Blogland party. However, on account of the fact that Ivy hated when anyone touched her stuff, she wouldn't allow anyone into her house after she had greeted them. Therefore, she, Sparky, Eve, Star, Lynxia, Nix and Flame were all staying outside and without tents – she refused to share – and they were all genuinely hoping it wouldn't start raining. They were in Washington, after all.
And so, obviously, it started raining.
“Really?” Flame scowled. “It has to start raining while were stuck outside?”
“Of course it does, silly!” Eve said. “The sky just drank too many liquids today!”
Nix blinked. “Are you implying that the sky... is peeing on us?”
Everyone shuddered in repulsion. There was a few minutes of awkward silence.
“I will not accept being outside!” Nix announced. “I will fight to the death for a tent!”
Sparky looked up from a story Ivy was making her read and arched an eyebrow. “But would you be willing to fight Ivy to the death for one?”
There was only a slight hesitation. “Yes, I need a tent! Ahhhhhh!” He charged at Ivy, who teleported away and reappeared with a pickle. She poked Nix in the eye with it.
“Ow!” Nix complained, backing off and rubbing his eye. He tried to tackle Ivy again, and this time he succeeded to a degree.
While Ivy and Nix were attacking each other, Star and Eve stole all the chocolates for themselves, being sure to leave none for Ivy. Flame had walked off and sat under a tree, grumbling about the rain and laughing at Nix and Ivy. Lynxia and Sparky sat back and watched everything that was going on in silence.
“How long do you think their little fight will last?” Sparky asked Lynxia, breaking the silence. “I know Ivy won't stop without reason. Will Nix?”
“Probably not,” Lynxia replied, watching them tackle each other. She turned back to Sparky. “How long after they stop do you think Flame has before Ivy attacks him for laughing?”
“I'd say about, oh, I don't know, 42 seconds.”
“Really? I don't think she can get past five.”
“Yeah, but Ivy really likes to talk.”
“True. You wanna bet on it?”
They arranged a bet. Suddenly, Sparky grinned and whispered something into Lynxia's ear, causing her to laugh. They both grinned, nodded, and then Lynxia put her hand on Sparky's shoulder and they shadow walked inside Ivy's house.
Ivy instantly noticed and pushed Nix away from her, throwing him to the ground. He muttered a few swear words at her, rubbing his chin in the place she had just punched him, but Ivy ignored it. “Hey! Get out of my house! NOW!” She tried to open the door, but it was locked. She crossed her arms and sulked.
“Why don't you just break a window or something?” Flame asked. “Or kick a door down? I know you like doing that. You did that to my house.”
“I can't,” Ivy scowled. “My entire house is protected by magical barriers the instant the door is locked. We can't get in.”
“And, what, the great Ivy Animosity can't dismantle them?”
“Not unless I'm inside.”
“Arrragh!” Ivy tackled Flame.
From inside, Sparky laughed. “Ha! 42 seconds EXACT! Pay up, Shads.”
Lynxia grumbled as she pulled some cash out of her pocket and handed it to Sparky. Sparky put the money in her pocket, and as she did so, she also pulled out her ringing cell phone. It was Ivy. She and Lynxia walked over to where the window was and looked out at everyone. Sparky answered.
“Get out of my house,” Ivy said, obviously bored with attacking Flame.
“Hmmm... How about... No,” Sparky answered.
“Dang it, I was really hoping that'd work,” Ivy muttered, sounding further from the phone. She put it on speaker.
“Sparky and Lynxia,” Nix said, attempting to sound very stern, “you give me a tent RIGHT NOW.”
“Sorry, no,” Lynxia said. “We're finding this very amusing, and you all look pretty funny when you're soaking wet.”
“But... But... There are no live chickens out here!” Eve exclaimed in horror. “And I left my syringe for blood samples inside!”
Ivy took a step further away from Eve.
“And there's no ink to mess with out here,” Star complained. “There's only Ivy's pen and there's no way she'll let me get near it.”
“Yeah, and if you don't let Ivy in she'll get frustrated and start beating everyone up,” Flame said, dusting himself off. “I've dealt with personal experiences.”
“Well, that's just too bad,” Sparky said with a shrug. “I guess you'll all just have to learn to get along with Ivy.”
Everyone's faces instantly switched to a look of sheer doubt.
“Yeah right,” Ivy said with a disbelieving laugh. “Not going to happen.”
“We've decided,” Lynxia said after a short pause, “that we don't let anyone in until you all can either get Ivy to say at least 100 words about how great you are or get her to give you a hug. Starting... now.”
The looks of doubt instantly were replaced by fear. Ivy sent Sparky a glare so terrifying that even a tree would've cried under her gaze.
“Well then,” Sparky grinned as she sat back into a chair and relaxed, “this is going to be fun.”
That's what I've got so far. So? You like, you like?