der_gewinner: (alone with my thoughts)
Achtung, I'm sure my fanbase has been wondering what's become of me. No Youtube videos, you say? No comments or updates, or any sign of Klavier Gavin on the internet at all? I'm sorry to report that on Muttertag, I came down with the 'flu. It's a huge milestone: the first time I've been sick with no mother around to nurse me back to health. I had to handle it on my own, like an adult.

So I brought a pillow, blanket, and surgical mask to work, and curled up on my desk to get through my paperwork. Fortunately I did not have to appear in court this week. I didn't have to leave the office. A very nice lady from the secretary pool brought me Jamba Juice on her coffee breaks, and soup from a nearby bistro for lunches. (Don't worry, I have paid her every cent that she spent on my rations!)

I think I'm finally getting over this, but I'm still turning in early tonight. D-man, I haven't canceled our Jammin' Java slot for tomorrow, but I am so congested in my chest I will not be singing. If you don't think you can lead the show alone, give the cafe notice, bitte schoen.

Date: 2010-05-15 02:03 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] chevrolady.livejournal.com
Ooh, flu, definitely not fun. That lady was smart to bring you juice. Any idea how you picked up this bug? You and your band should try carrying around those little bottles of sanitizer since you're always so busy. Not implying anything of course, it's just hard sometimes to find time to wash hands.

If you like, still have your fever, it might be better to skip out this once on your gig. You wouldn't want to collapse on stage or anything. Something tells me your fangirls would have a cow.

Date: 2010-05-15 02:08 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] chevrolady.livejournal.com
Oh yeah, and get well soon, naturally.

Date: 2010-05-15 02:15 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] der-gewinner.livejournal.com
Thank you, fraulein. I am probably not going to Jammin' Java tomorrow, so it's all down to my D-man.

And I always, always wash my hands-- after using the facilities, after signing autographs, before eating. I know all the tricks.

Date: 2010-05-15 02:28 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] chevrolady.livejournal.com
That's good.

Just noticed a certain journal. It looks like the culprit who gave you that bug was that goofy detective. I'd like to know how you accidentally drink out of someone else's coffee cup too. O_o Yuck.

Date: 2010-05-15 02:29 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] duck-gimshoe.livejournal.com
Sorry about that, sir.

Just uh, try not to pass it on to Mr. Edgeworth? Cuz he'll be real mad.

Date: 2010-05-15 02:41 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] der-gewinner.livejournal.com
Don't worry, Herr Gummyshoe, I know better than to go out in public without a mask to filter my virus-ridden breath, or to quell my cough with somebody else's drink.

Besides, I don't work with Herr Edgeworth enough to make him sick. I hope you didn't drink his tea?

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Date: 2010-05-15 03:19 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] duck-gimshoe.livejournal.com
NO WAY. Wouldn't dream of it, sir!

Date: 2010-05-15 03:20 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] duck-gimshoe.livejournal.com
...Well actually there was this one time I took a sip out of his cup because I wanted to know what all the fuss was about, but it just tasted like plain old tea to me. Plus I wasn't sick then, so there shouldn't have been a problem!

Date: 2010-05-15 05:25 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] der-gewinner.livejournal.com
...You asked before you did that, didn't you?

Date: 2010-05-19 11:57 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] knights-edge.livejournal.com
I would like to inform you that you did not.

I would also like to inform you that we are going to have a conversation about this the next time you come by the office. Look forward to it.

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Date: 2010-05-20 12:07 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] duck-gimshoe.livejournal.com
Grk!

Date: 2010-05-20 12:07 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] duck-gimshoe.livejournal.com
Yes, sir.

Date: 2010-05-15 02:39 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] dearestdiplomat.livejournal.com
I'd wondered why I hadn't seen you around lately, Mr. Gavin. The flu can be so taxing! I'm pleased to hear that you're on the mend.

It's definitely best that you get lots of rest. And perhaps some tea with honey. Please don't push yourself too hard.

I'm glad that you received some help. It can be a bit daunting, dealing with an illness on your own for the first time! But it sounds like you're managing quite well.
Thank you, Herr Ambassador. I'm on the mend, but more tea and more Jamba Juice can't possibly go wrong. (Their Razzmatazz is kickass!)

I wonder what that nice fraulein secretary does on her weekends...
I'll have to try some of that juice, the next time I venture onto American soil.

Oh, and as I offered the Detective, I'd be happy to see that you receive some Cohdopian herbal cough drops, if you'd like. They're quite difficult to find outside of Cohdopia, as their export is limited.

Perhaps you should ask the young lady out to lunch to repay her for her kindness! I'm sure she would appreciate the gesture.
She is a little too old to date a boy my age, ja?

Of course, that means I could give her lunch without my girlfriend getting the wrong idea...
Oh no, I certainly wouldn't want you to be in any trouble with your girlfriend. The significant others in our lives should come first, after all! But yes, it's perfectly acceptable here to have a platonic lunch with a woman, so I'm sure you won't have any problems.

I have lunch with women frequently, and my husband has never objected.

...of course, it is part of my job as ambassador.
Perhaps your husband is not jealous because you are dining with a woman, ja? She is no competition to him.

...Incidentally, why does your husband not live in the embassy, if that is not too personal? I gather he is still in Cohdopia proper.
Oh, I did date a few wonderful women before meeting my husband, but you're quite right, I'm sure he doesn't see anyone as competition.

I don't mind at all, that's not too personal! Danaus' work doesn't allow him to live here. He travels a great deal on business, however, and he stops by the embassy when he can. He's a member of the Plexippus family, who you likely haven't heard of, as you're not Cohdopian, but they're rather influential at home. Babahl's answer to the Alba family, you might say.

...though I'm sure neither family would say that, now that I think of it.

Date: 2010-05-15 02:41 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] magpie-byrdey.livejournal.com
That's awful, sir! I'm sorry to hear that you've caught it as well!

It's pretty hard being out on your own when you're sick- Sometimes even I just really want my mom to take care of me when I'm feeling ill.

Don't push yourself too hard, sir!

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Date: 2010-05-15 05:31 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] der-gewinner.livejournal.com
Ja, ja, it's sometimes very hard. Now more than ever I wish meine Mutter were here. But I am on the mend, never fear!

Date: 2010-05-15 05:32 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] der-gewinner.livejournal.com
Fraulein, das tut mir Leid, but do I know you somehow? You keep calling me sir...

Date: 2010-05-16 12:00 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] magpie-byrdey.livejournal.com
I was working at the Prosecutor's Office before you got there... but, I heard that you caught Detective Gumshoe's cold!

Does... being called sir offend you? I've never had that problem before..! Would you rather Mr? O-Or...

Date: 2010-05-16 12:04 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] der-gewinner.livejournal.com
Oh no, it does not offend me! I am simply unused to an older woman calling me "sir," if she is not my subordinate. If you are no longer with the High Prosecutors' Office, simply call me Klavier, ja?

Date: 2010-05-15 03:29 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] carpe-legem.livejournal.com
I didn't know you were sick at all. Though I did wonder why it took you such a long time to reply to my last comment. You're usually so punctual. Glad to hear you're on the mend. Try to stay at home next time.

Date: 2010-05-15 05:33 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] der-gewinner.livejournal.com
Achtung! I'm sorry I didn't call on you, Bruder. I'll remember you next time I'm sick.

Date: 2010-05-15 05:35 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] nosugar-nomilk.livejournal.com
You should watch your coffee more carefully, Mr. Gavin.

Take it from me.

Date: 2010-05-15 05:34 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] der-gewinner.livejournal.com
Rest assured, Herr Gummyshoe will not pull that stunt again.

Date: 2010-05-15 05:49 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] nosugar-nomilk.livejournal.com
Yeah, Dick's a good guy, but you've got to keep an eye on him at all times.

Date: 2010-05-15 07:15 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] young-maiden.livejournal.com
Juice? Soup? Hah! Back in my day we used to cure colds by dancing the polka for an hour and then heating cow splats over a fire and sniffing them with salt. Believe me sonny, you wouldn't have a snot in your head by the time you finished!

Date: 2010-05-16 05:28 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] young-maiden.livejournal.com
What's that face for? It's not like it is with you kids today now that you can just toddle off down the block and buy whatever those newfangled pills and potions are and stuff them down your throats, oh no, in the old days we had to make do with whatever we could, and I'll have you know it worked just fine! How else do you think I managed to survive for so long?

Date: 2010-05-17 01:41 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] der-gewinner.livejournal.com
Fraulein, unless you really are an alien, you cannot pretend patent medicine was not available to you in the olden days. Achtung, I looked up Alka Seltzer's patent, and it was first filed ninety years ago! You are not that old, of that I am certain, ja?

Date: 2010-05-17 09:29 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] karmalogic.livejournal.com
Hah...It must be the heavens' way of punishing you for intruding on a von Karma's plan.

Date: 2010-05-18 04:20 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] der-gewinner.livejournal.com
Is my sin absolved now I have stopped coughing, then?

pretend he answered in time :T

Date: 2010-05-18 07:58 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] dcrescendo.livejournal.com
Cancel? No way, man. I got it, but get better quick cause I can't fend off your horde of self-proclaimed girlfriends and "wifies" for too long!

[wibbly wobbly timey wimey]

Date: 2010-05-18 04:22 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] der-gewinner.livejournal.com
I am on the mend, D-man, never fear. We'll rock together next week.

it's how we roll

Date: 2010-05-18 05:10 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] dcrescendo.livejournal.com
Sweet. Oh, and I got some good news. I'll tell you next week for sure.

Date: 2010-05-18 05:11 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] der-gewinner.livejournal.com
Why can't you tell me now, D-man?

Date: 2010-05-18 05:17 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] dcrescendo.livejournal.com
It ain't confirmed yet. Don't wanna go around spreading false information before anything is decided, is all.
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