".....You said this place would sell chili dogs!!" the hedgehog scolded at his company, across his table.
Grinning, uneasily, "Well, my friends were busy, and I didn't wanna come here alone."
"What, Nicole is not good enough?" he grinned.
Who gave him a glare of DEATH.
"....." Yeah, know the computer's origin, that was a touchy subject. "My bad!" Quickly looking around to find a way to take her mind off of what he said, "Sure are a lot of crazy characters here. Especially the capes, over there."
Yes, down ahead, were the legendary World's Finest, just drinking coffee, on a table.
"Wow!" she awed. "You think they be busy fighting crime."
"Eh?" Blinking at the clumsy nerd beside their table, "Nikki, what are you doing here?"
This felt very embarrassing, coming here so out in the open, in a public filled area, in uniform. Usually, he stay in the shadows and learn information hidden behind masks, but no, Superman wanted him to accept the invitation, like a foolish rat luring into a mouse trap. Yes, they were invited here by a untrustworthy being.
Suddenly, the lights dimmed, as spotlights shined on a stage, down the dining halls. "Ladies and gentlemen....Lex Luthor."
A lean bald man in a business suit stepped up on the stage, and walked toward the mike. Adjusting his collar, he build himself to look dignified. "Ahem! Ladies and gentlemen, again, I like to thank you for coming over to the Cosmic Cafe; A Lexcorp sponsored oasis."
'Oh boy, he looks high society alright...' And by that she means "untrustworthy". Maybe it was the serious aura he gave off.
He just watched quietly. "..."
A waitress came up with a tray of glasses. "Would you like a glass mr...bear?"
"...Fumo!" He took it with his fingerless costume paws and just stood there, watching some more.
"Uh, very well..." She stepped back and walked off, more than weirded out.
"Lexcorp? What's that, Nabiki?" Said Ranma's voice, as she was changing in a room backstage.
@nabiki@ "A special company in Metropolis run by Lex Luthor. He's rich enough to buy Nermia ten times over..." Said the middle Tendo sister, as she leaned against the door. Normally, the sound of money would be a major attraction to Nabiki, but she's also heard shady things about the man.
"Oh geez, and he's sponsoring this place?"
@nabiki@ "Seems like it." She was actually here as a manager to fill a certain act on stage...making Ranma her "actress".
@lex@ "Once again, I like to thank you for attending to Cosmic Cafe, a little something to help...bring the ease off the pressure of the new worlds, and enjoy the positive qualities they bring. For example, I see we have one of those...video game mascots here; Sonic the Hedgehog."
As the audience clapped, a spotlight shined down on Sonic, who just laid back with his feet on the table. He held a high thumbs-up for all to see.
@lex@ "And it warms my heart that one of my...'close....friends' accepted my invitation. Superman and Batman."
Spotlights shined down on them as Superman gave a weak wave to the audience, while Batman remained neutral and ignored everyone. Inside, he was still embarrassed that he came out here in the open. It was rare for him to go out in public events...in uniform...a uniform meant to help him hide in the shadows.
And Superman....well, his numerous bouts with Lex Luthor. Nuff said.