|Jubilee (laminar) wrote in x_emplary,|
@ 2008-04-01 21:08:00
|Entry tags:||jubilation lee|
April's day requires fools
Even if Jubilee pranked every single person at the mansion separately each year, she would probably not run out of ideas until 20 years later. There were always things that came up, and even if there was no inspiration, a quick browse around Google would provide her with the information for a worthy, if not completely original trick to play.
So the morning after Scott and Jean's wedding, hours after they had departed for their honeymoon to some exotic and romantic location, Jubilee sneaked back to Xavier's, a feat not difficult if one was a teleporter. Some of these had been prepared days earlier (weeks, even, in Shiro's case), others just required her spreading things around. She still got to work immediately, though, because in her experience, the time added up.
On Tuesday morning, the mansion residents would wake to find that none of the soaps would foam, which was because she'd painted them over with clear nail polish. Ice-cubes in the freezer were replaced with beer cubes (with a helpful little note tacked onto the door, saying, "don’t drink and drive! ♥"). Portraits and paintings that hung in the hallways were switched, or simply turned upside down, and the plants that flowered white would soon be turning all sorts of interesting shades with the ink that she poured into the pots.
When the newlyweds returned from their blissful holiday, they would find their room filled with potpourri. Literally filled, up to knee level. It was a nice ruse, considering, and at least it would make the place smell good.
Most other people got the 'sneaking things outside their door' prank, though Jubilee spared Alex and Sun of that, if only because they’d be able to hear her, even if she was being quiet. Instead, Sun got a small pile of dog food outside his door (with a cute little chew-toy buried underneath, wrapped in plastic as to avoid the smell), and Alex's would come later in the day, when he wasn't around, but it'll involve a couple of dozen plastic cups filled with water. Taking a hint from recent dramas - even though she wasn't entirely together at the time - Monet was also exempt from having her things moved outside. All of her room's available surface, though, had been covered with empty granola bar packets. This had been precarious, as Jubilee underestimated the amount of noise the crackling wrapper made, but being an old pro, she was able to escape unscathed.
And Shiro's... well, she was rather proud of this one, actually, even if she wasn't the one who had thought of it. And it took a great amount of effort, what with duplicating, roughly, all the objects that were somewhat precious to him – his Rolex, Bulgari sunglasses, mobile phone, and so on. The originals were hidden well, and the duplicates encased in jelly, as a perfect re-enactment of a certain The Office prank. The jellies were vibrant, and added some much needed colour to his otherwise boring room, Jubilee thought.
When all that was finished, it was past five in the morning. Armed with the satisfying knowledge that some people would wake up completely annoyed at her, and that she had the mind of a sixteen year old, Jubilee slipped out as quietly as she had snuck in.