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Toby Daye

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June 25th, Year 109 || Tagging all of Toby's friends!
OOC: So this is an open thread for all of Toby's friends to come celebrate her 64th birthday with her at a nice restaurant/bar in Ark City. Plenty of booze, for those of you 16+, and on top of everything else... the party is a poker tournament! As most of her friends would know, Toby's good at poker and she cheats! Mostly with her illusions but considering who her group of friends are, that's probably not uncommon at all. Cheating is fully expected in this tournament party and as long as you don't get caught, it's not against the rules.

So a couple of rules:
  • Please do not start fights/do things to break this thread/etc. The point is to celebrate Toby's bday and have fun playing poker/drinking at the bar section if you're over 16 and wanna!
  • Gifts not required. Fun is!
  • I'll RNG a winner for the poker tournament for anyone who actually wants to say their character "won". I.E. just add something at the end of your first post in bold that's "I got a chance at winning" and I'll RNG so all our stories are straight at the end!
  • There's a cash money prize of a couple hundred bucks so the winner can go out and have a bit of fun or something!
  • There is actual security/etc at the place because of her Toby D stuff, so no one has to worry about that!
  • Everyone who drinks will have a designated driver or will get a cab home.

 

Toby Daye

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This was the first time October Daye had thrown her own birthday party. She hadn't wanted one since before she was twelve and had generally only celebrated because other people had wanted to. Now, this year of all years, Toby Daye wanted to have a bit of fun for her birthday. It wasn't exactly her birthday anymore, actually just about two weeks past, but early June hadn't been a good time and she had made it for the end of June just to make sure that her boyfriend was doing alright after losing his daughter. Priorities, as always, but Toby was determined to have a good day and to have some fun that night.

She had kissed Gilly goodnight earlier and left her with the babysitter before heading out to Ark City. The bar hadn't done much to decorate beyond some balloons and making space for a lot of people, but that was just as Toby wanted it. Something simple and relaxed, with more focus on the poker than her actual birthday. There was supposed to be a cake somewhere at some point, for some reason Dante had piped up and asked to take care of the cake, but other than that there was a ton of food, booze, and people ready to deal cards to whoever showed up to celebrate her sixty fourth birthday with her.

Toby had shown up before the doors opened, thanked the owner of the place, just quickly ran down a list of underaged names for the bartenders, and then had taken a seat to wait a little nervously. She was dressed in... well, a spidersilk tailored jacket from her boyfriend, but otherwise in her normal jeans and t-shirt. Tonight was going to be fun. The door opened and the first person started to walk through, Toby offering them a smile as she started to stand and greet them.
 

Shoto Todoroki

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Obviously, Shoto wasn't going to miss Toby's birthday party. Even if he wasn't much of a party person, a celebration for Toby was just the kind of thing he had to be part of. Besides, it wasn't like he was busy that day.

It was taking place at a bar, just like Toby's last birthday. Not the kind of place Shoto would normally go to. He never felt interested in drinking, since alcohol was unhealthy and not conductive to becoming a better hero. It also didn't seem particularly fun, just making people stupider the more they drank.

Still, he could stand being around the stuff, so he and Yukiko wandered into the bar on time, not knowing what it meant to be fashionably late. It was nice to have finally made peace with the leopard, so he was in good spirits as he arrived, even if he seemed a little unsure of what to do. Not that that was different to his usual method of existing.

 

Bobo T. Chimpanzee

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God. When Bobo had seen the price that spirit dealer had wanted to charge him for Toby's gift, he'd nearly had a fit. Even past the boundaries of dimensions and across the void of countless realities, price-gouging was apparently still a thing.

For a second, he'd been tempted to cancel the order... but thought better of it in the end. Grumbling under his breath, he paid the bill and walked out with the bottle of (unnecessarily) expensive vodka tucked away in a stylish and probably also overpriced paper bag.

It was fair to say that Bobo was still in the process of fitting in around Daye Investigations. The others there had been with each other for a long time, and they'd formed the kinds of bonds that only shared experience of hardship could bring. To most, he was still the new guy - and that was fine, Bobo knew that this was how it worked in life. Nevertheless, for the first time he could remember since his Shadowpact days, he had a group of people to be around who just... accepted him for who he was, didn't make stupid jokes or treat him as a joke.

People who he considered friends, for what that was worth. So what was a little expense on behalf of the person who'd made all that possible? Hell, he'd even found a fairly nice suit to wear that both fit his awkward frame well and was in his price budget.

Nobody could say he hadn't made an effort, Bobo thought as he pushed open the door and walked into the place.
"Hey, boss. Happy birthday - I hear you like your spirits clear, so I thought this might be your kinda thing."
Shuffling over to Toby, Bobo offered the neatly-wrapped bottle to her, before grinning toothlessly at Shoto. The animal he had next to him was... a surprise, and for a moment the chimp felt some ancient fears rise out of the back of his mind before forcing them back down again. It was probably all right. Probably.
"How's it going, kid? That, uh... that leopard yours?"
 

Ruby Branwen-Rose

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Though she didn't know Toby, the older woman had known a version of her as well as some of the other rwbies so Ruby had asked if she could go even if it was just to wish her a happy birthday. She'd been there for a lot of them and this was a chance for Ruby to give her something back, memories or not.

With everything that had happened lately, a bit of time out and fun seemed to be in order and she had baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies(with help so she didn't burn the house down). Once they were cool enough, she'd put them in a special box with a ribbon. Dressed as per her usual style of reds and blacks, the emblem that was shown off to the world was the Branwen-Rose emblem - both hers and Qrow's together.

Arriving, with Summer in tow because of course her daemon went with her everywhere, Ruby waited her turn to get inside, standing on her tippy toes to try and see in. Entering, knowing what Toby looked like helped the teen zero in on her and despite feeling nervous, she held out her gift. "Happy birthday! I hope the cookies taste alright." Ruby smiled a little nervously - the recipe had been her mothers.

Next to her, also giving their gift, was a monkey? Definitely not a monkey faunus, that was certain but she beamed regardless. "Name's Ruby. Nice to meet you." She held out her hand for the monkey, hoping to get his name so she didn't have to keep referring to him as 'monkey.'
 

Toby Daye

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Toby knew that a lot of people were going to wind up showing up that night. There had been a lot of people the year before and Toby... well, Toby hoped that everyone would have a good bit of fun tonight. That was the point. Not to celebrate getting one year older but rather using that as an excuse to party with her friends and have the majority of them show up. Using her birthday as a bit of leverage to accomplish that goal. Bargaining was a powerful tool to use against her friends and considering she had thrown in free booze on top of everything else... well, it seemed like a good place to start to have a good night.

Shoto was first through the door, which was pretty normal considering all the other events the teen had shown up to since Toby had rescued him. Toby made sure to wave and smile, but then Bobo was coming through the door and he walked up to her directly. "Thanks! You didn't have to Bobo but... I appreciate it all the same." The bottle was quickly tucked away on the table she had been near before turning to realize that Bobo had already wandered off to talk to Shoto and his daemon. Toby lifted an eyebrow in their direction before turning to greet the next person through the door.

Ruby Rose.

The brunette froze for a moment with that smile on her lips, but then... well, it was Ruby. Ruby was a really good kid, even if Toby hadn't met this one yet in Pandora. "Thanks, kiddo. I'm sure they taste great." Toby saluted with her free hand for a second, while grabbing the cookies with the other, and again, turning to put down the gift only to find that Ruby had zipped off. That was alright. It was a good thing that people were talking and mingling. Bobo, Shoto, Ruby... all really good people. Toby smiled a little more as she turned to greet the next person.
 

Shoto Todoroki

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Toby was busy greeting the people who showed up with presents, so Shoto stayed back. Maybe she wouldn't notice that he forgot birthdays usually meant presents, since he didn't have much experience growing up getting anything but more training sessions.

He was confused by Bobo's concern about Yukiko, since they'd both hung around the office enough. Maybe she was just always under a desk or something when Bobo looked his way. Whatever, Shoto just shrugged and said, "apparently not everyone's daemon's disappeared after last season ended." At least they'd finally made peace with each other, so she wasn't a terror to live with.

Even though Ruby seemed to introduce herself to Bobo more than him, Shoto assumed that it was just time for introductions, since he was standing right next to the chimp and added his own. "I'm Shoto Todoroki, and this is Yukiko," the leopard daemon in question let out an almost kitten-like purr.

 

Bobo T. Chimpanzee

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Turning slightly to throw a comment back to Toby, Bobo nevertheless tried to keep the leopard in his line of sight. You never knew, after all.
"Of course I did, Toby. What's the point of birthdays if not to give people high-strength alcoholic gifts, exactly?"

Then it was back to the leopard, who - ah. Now the animal-care stuff under Shoto's desk made sense, though Bobo could have kicked himself for thinking all that junk was for a dog. He was still a little rusty, it seemed.
"Y'know, I did wonder about the little bed next to your chair..."

Thankfully, a young woman came over to break up the scene and spare Bobo any further embarrassment. Smiling toothlessly, Bobo took the offered hand and shook it formally. Well, whoever Ruby was, she seemed friendly enough - given some of the conversations he'd been having with both clients and perps this week, Bobo was definitely happy about this.

"Nice to meet you, Ruby. Bobo T. Chimpanzee, private eye. As you can see, we're a regular zoo around here."
 

Ruby Branwen-Rose

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Ruby saluted Toby and grinned before she was off to meet the others that she didn't really know, hoping that the cookies were up to par. Still there wasn't much time to really worry about that as she mingled.

"I'm sorry, I didn't mean to ignore you." Ruby admitted, looking at Shoto as he introduced himself and so she did the same despite him already knowing her name. She also introduced Summer who was more keen on peering at the other's daemon though more out of interest than any aggression.

Shaking Bobo's hand, she straightened up a little bit. "A pleasure to meet you both. You're a private eye? That's so cool!" Ruby was enthusiastic, often a default state for her even though she'd gone through so much. Hard not to when she was surrounded by friends and getting away from the drama for a few hours.
 

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