circumitus: (could make you care)
Reybama ([personal profile] circumitus) wrote in [community profile] hadriel_logs2016-05-01 01:09 pm

i could make you care [OPEN]

Who: Rey and You!
What: Over time, Rey is starting to let herself feel again since the Assassin event. But it's not without effort. Bring it on, fireflies.
Where: Various.
When: May 1st-10th.
Warnings: Language and potential assholery on Rey's part.



I. Home (Spire Two, 301)

It's been a few days. More than enough time, one would think, to allow oneself to start being human again. The problem is, Rey isn't human. Never has been and never will be, even when she had believed herself to be as such during her past lives she had lived as different women. Those memories, along with the hopes and dreams and aspirations of those women, have been inaccessible for quite some time now. It's just safer this way.

Rey doesn't sleep much, if at all on some days. Most of the time she spends her hours in her apartment, checking up on the fish long enough to feed its stupid face just so that she can leave all over again.

Whether you're there by chance or as a concerned individual, it makes no difference. When she opens the door to leave her apartment, she doesn't expect to bump into any familiar or strange faces, but she does anyway.

"Apologies," she says in the same monotone that's plagued her since she had locked her emotions away. It's become a problem.

II. Fireflies (May 3rd-7th)

The sudden appearance of the little insects (and the lack of lighting throughout the city) do not go unnoticed. Rey has seen such flies before during her various travels throughout the world, but something tells her early on that these are no normal bugs.

Before long, they become an obvious nuisance, oftentimes following her around while attempting to rest upon her shoulders or her head of short mahogany hair. Whether she's taking a reprieve at the park, on patrol, or heading to the bar, the damned things seem to have taken a particular interest in her. And it's no mystery as to why.

Despite their endeavors, the little bubble of happiness they're intended to rouse have no such effect on Rey. That would require allowing herself to feel delight, and she hasn't felt a damned thing after she had almost been manipulated into killing a girl. She can't let that happen again, or give their captors what they want. This includes locking away the good along with the bad.

So, no happiness for Rey. No matter how many little delightful fireflies land on her. From time to time, she can be found with at least twenty of them having perched on her, and she bearing the utmost visage of apathy imaginable. Occasionally she flicks one off an arm or her shoulder, sending an insect spinning through the air before flying away. Other times she just crushes one without any sense of pity or remorse. It's their fault for bothering her.

Perhaps she'll care eventually. Perhaps not. The poor things seem determined, though.

III. Wildcard

[ooc: Want to do something else with Rey for the first half of the month? Hit me up with whatever you desire or I can whip up a super special awesome starter just for you!]
mismanagement: (003)

home

[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-01 09:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Recent events have made it very clear that collaboration is neccisary for their continued survival. Later, Henry made it clear - in his own way - that shutting one's self off from the rest of the world accomplished nothing in the end, and ought to be done away with in all due haste.

Maketh was feeling better. The injuries she'd sustained during the event had been healed She knew someone who wasn't, though.

Thus, she's dressed herself in her uniform - with a new, inferior jacket - and showed up in front of Rey's door with a knapsack slug over her shoulder.

Unfortunately, Maketh is still human, while Rey might as well be the immovable object unfortunately destined to struggle against the unstoppable force. So when they smack into each other, Rey probably doesn't even feel it.

Maketh ends up on her ass.

Well, at least it's not a long fall.

Maketh clears her throat, pushing herself up and attempting - very hard - to present herself with some dignity. "Rey."
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-01 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
That's a worrying tone. Maketh dusts herself off, straightening her coat as best she can. She misses the old one, stupidly, but that's long gone. "I'm fine. I thought we might talk."

She pauses. "I brought coffee."

Real coffee, not the shitty instant kind. Rey is a particular breed of stubborn, but Maketh has found that most people respond well to bribery.
mismanagement: (004)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-02 01:21 am (UTC)(link)
It's not a refusal, so Maketh steps inside and closes the door behind her. This is progress, she thinks. She has no idea how one goes about convincing an ally to stop acting foolishly without shouting or throwing things at them - a favorite tactic of her Academy instructors - but she's hardly going to let the inexperience stop her. She's even written a script for this moment.

First, there's coffee. If she offers to make coffee, then Rey can't kick her out until after it's been made.

Maketh clears her throat, shrugging the knapsack off. "How do you like your coffee, then?"

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tongueamok: (➣ no lack of confidence)

May 3rd

[personal profile] tongueamok 2016-05-02 05:05 am (UTC)(link)
Carlisle's curiosity over the fireflies didn't pick up until the third one he managed to catch. The first had landed on him, and he'd thought the slight, but sudden cheer he'd felt was uncharacteristic of him: a brief instant of warmth and happiness was hard to miss when one spent of his time being varying degrees of cold, anxious, and miserable. The second firefly had pushed the correlation between the itself and that feeling into his head, and by the time he got a jar and trapped firefly number three, he had decided he should probably try to catch as many as possible. You know, just to see how good this feeling could get. It was clearly necessary research, and nothing more.

Unfortunately, it turns out that his skills in hunting and trapping animals is as impressive as ever (which is to say "not at all"). What that means is that he's very excited when he sees a flock of fireflies congregating around Rey without a care in the world. He calls to her from a ways off, digging in his bag for one of his jars as he picks up his pace.

"Ah, Miss Rey! Stay right there! Don't move! Don't move don't move don't move!"
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tongueamok: (➣  the adults are talking)

[personal profile] tongueamok 2016-05-02 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Jar in hand, he slows down as he gets near her, his eyes trailing upward and away as a couple of the lightning bugs scatter. He decides to close the rest of the gap with slow, deliberate movements.

"How do you manage to get them to stay there?" he asks in a hushed tone as he takes a long, slinking step while removing the lid from the jar.
tongueamok: (➣ this just got very heavy indeed)

[personal profile] tongueamok 2016-05-02 10:43 pm (UTC)(link)
If they were attracted to misery, Carlisle would have had no trouble getting more than the three he already has. As it is, they don't seem nearly as drawn to him as they are to her. Perhaps apathy is a better bait.

"Well, keep doing it," he says with another step. "I'm going to see if I can't get a few of the ones flitting about you."

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unfollowing: (close to a smile)

May 5th

[personal profile] unfollowing 2016-05-02 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)
"Wow."

Emily clutches her jar of maybe twenty fireflies close to her chest as she approaches Rey, who may herself not be exuding delight, but is still bathed in it. Since her emotion of choice tends to be anger, Emily is particularly affected by the event, addicted to the feeling that, okay, yeah, life is shit, but maybe all that positive thinking bullshit might actually have some trurh to it.

And if it doesn't, fuck it. This is better than wallowing like a loser over missing Matt and Jess (not that she'll admit the latter), or wanting to murder some random nerd.

"Holy shit." She giggles quietly as she reaches out to touch the light the fireflies perched on Rey emit. "That's so cool, Rey! How are you getting them to do that?"
unfollowing: (towards the light)

[personal profile] unfollowing 2016-05-02 10:50 pm (UTC)(link)
The fireflies' light feels warm and soothing to Emily, who shuts her eyes and smiles wide for a few seconds, half-listening to Rey. This is nice. This is so nice. Nothing hurts. Everything is going to be okay.

"I wish they'd do that for me." Sighing, she opens her eyes in time to see a firefly aiming to land on Rey's nose. "Oh my god. That's so cute. We had to like, go out and catch them." Her hands shift on the jar, which is perfect for keeping the little things alive for at least a few days. "But they like, love you!"

They could use a cluster of them in the house, lighting up the kitchen and the living room, chasing away the shadows of all the shit she and her friends have gone through in the past few months.

"Hey, why aren't you smiling?" Emily is genuinely concerned, and curious, her frown almost comical because no matter how hard she tries, she can't really stop smiling.
unfollowing: (close to a smile)

[personal profile] unfollowing 2016-05-03 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
Emily immediately acts upon Rey's suggestion, going still, even holding her breath for a few seconds, and watching the fireflies drift closer to her. The only thing she isn't able to do to keep still is stop herself from smiling as some of the fireflies brush against her cheeks or her hands. This is cool. This is so cool.

It's only when Rey responds to her question that Emily moves again, tilting her head a bit and frowning at her. "So? If they're gonna be around, you may as well enjoy it." As if to prove her point, she smiles again. "They're so pretty, lighting up the dark. It's hard not to be happy."

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imobouzu: (嘘!!)

home

[personal profile] imobouzu 2016-05-06 10:37 am (UTC)(link)
You have to look up on your friends once in a while, and Jinbee is the type to be overly invested in his friends. He cares a lot.

Which is why he has dropped by with a gift in hand (because that's the polite thing to do) and the gift is some apples he found, and he was just about to knock when she opened her door. And he gets the door in his face. Oops. But well, no big deal!

"Rey-dono!" Of course he's grinning cheerfully. "I was just about to visit you! Are you busy?"
imobouzu: (初めまして!!)

[personal profile] imobouzu 2016-05-06 02:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"May I accompany you then?" If she still wants to go for a patrol. They have gone on them together before so it wouldn't be the first time. "Oh yes, not to worry! I have been hit in the face with things way harder than doors, anyway!" That's a good thing, right? It's made his face sturdy. Well, it hasn't really done that, his nose is still red, but at least he's not bleeding.
imobouzu: (そうなの?)

[personal profile] imobouzu 2016-05-07 05:47 pm (UTC)(link)
"Thank you!"

Not that one would ever need a reason for accepting Jinbee's company (or seeking it, for that matter). He's always happy to have company.

He looks at her in mild confusion. "Is that so?" He doesn't understand the problem.

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Irish Coffee Time!

[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-13 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[following this]

Coffee seems to have worked for bribery in previous attempts, so Maketh feels confident about bringing it over this time - and ti mix it with whatever whiskey that Rey has managed to dig up.

It's a social visit. Maketh isn't quite sure how one goes about those. She shows up in uniform just in case, rapping on Rey's door with her usual efficiency.

Or would have. The door has seen better days.

Maketh knocks on the wall instead. "Rey?
mismanagement: (004)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-13 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh, I - all right."

Maketh doesn't ask what happened to the door. It's fairly obvious someone kicked it in. She can only guess at the circumstances, and it feels like the wrong thing to ask at the doorway. She adjusts her bag, touching it briefly to make sure the coffee is right where she left it. "Did you...move?"
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Maketh opens her mouth, but decides not to speak. There will be time for that later, if she can think of the proper words. She nods just once and follows Rey up the stairs.

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