characters from the penumbra podcast on a date but there’s a puddle on the ground
rita: looks at the puddle and clears her throat until her date takes off their jacket and puts it over the puddle. continues clearing her throat, making increasingly specific gestures illustrating what she’s asking for until her date picks her up and carries her over the puddle
rilla: walks through the puddle. makes fun of her date for not wanting to walk through the puddle.
alessandra strong: picks up her date and carries them over the puddle. makes fun of her date for not wanting to walk through the puddle but it’s not like her date didn’t want to walk through the puddle, it’s just that when alessandra strong asks if you need a lift you say yes and accept the gift you’re being given
lord arum: makes fun of his date for not wanting to step into the puddle, but clearly he doesn’t want to step in the puddle either. eventually his date puts their jacket on the puddle and lets him walk across it and he acts like he doesn’t care but he’s avoiding eye contact and responding to everything a little too loudly after that
peter nureyev: no fewer than eight people saw that peter nureyev was about to step in a puddle and rushed over to offer him their jackets. he and his date walk across a bridge of jackets, hand in hand, peter somehow managing to get whatever’s in the pockets on the way. they spend the rest of the night drinking cocktails and going through his haul.
sir marc: takes off his jacket and puts it over the puddle for dampierre. he’s not even on a date, he just does that
juno steel: takes off his jacket. puts it on his date’s shoulders. lays facedown in the puddle.
sir damien: spends five minutes trying to decide what to do–is he supposed to take off his jacket? what if his date thinks that’s rude? grant me tranquility, saint damien–until his date either picks him up and carries him over or suggests they go to the other tavern across the street instead. either way he writes his date a four page poem celebrating their patience and cleverness and strength