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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!]
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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?
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[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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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-14 02:12 am (UTC)(link)
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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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-14 07:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Maketh follows silently, wondering again what prompted the move and whether that occurred before or after the demise of the door. Perhaps she'll think of a tactful way to ask that once the coffee has been brewed. "You have whiskey, I assume?"
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-14 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"All right."

Maketh sets her bag down on the counter, then begins setting out ingredients. It's a simple recipe, all things considered - and often made just by dumping a shake of something strong into a cup of already steaming coffee. But there's a proper way to do it as well, and that's what Maketh intends to follow.

First, brew the coffee.

"I'm not a good cook," Maketh admits. "But this I can do. A friend taught me."

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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-15 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
"It won't take long," Maketh reassures her. And it really is a simple thing. While the coffee is brewing, add sugar to the bottom of the mugs. Then mix with whiskey. It would be better with good cream, but that's a detail. Maketh busies herself with the coffee maker. Thankfully they're almost identical apartment to apartment. "How...how have you been, Rey?"
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-15 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Maketh hesitates, lining the mugs up in a neat row. "Some people?"

That's an interesting way to phrase it.
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-15 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
"It is?" Maketh glances about the kitchen, wondering if she'll see some hint of Nick's personality squirreled away. Not that he's been anything but straightforward so far, but she's still curious. "I didn't know you were...friends?"
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-15 03:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"It can be hard to know," Maketh says softly, turning back to the coffee maker when it dings. "I don't think I had friends before I came here. Just allies. It's strange to realize that."
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-15 05:47 pm (UTC)(link)
"I find it hard," Maketh admits, though her voice isn't sad. More curious at the changes she's undergone since coming here. Everything is so different and none of the old rules apply. Or at least not the ones she had believed were important. She mixes the whiskey in with the sugar, shaking the mugs until everything is well mixed. "Perhaps it will be easier in time."
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-15 07:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Or something.

Maketh pours the coffee slowly, careful to get just the right amount. Not too much, not too little, and just enough room for cream. She found some of the real stuff in Delight's bar not long ago - not the powdered stuff, but actual cream. "All right. Ready now."

Two Irish coffees, coming up.
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-15 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
"You can add other things as well," Maketh says. "Spices, different milk. My friend -- he would add an entire chocolate bar, let it melt in the coffee."

Itani's brother had been kind to her. And unlike the others, Maketh knew exactly what had happened to him. She'd seen the holo-recording of his execution.

Maketh shakes her head and drinks. It goes down easily. "Do you like it?"
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2016-05-15 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Maketh brightens, ducking her head. "Good! I haven't made it in a long time."

It's simple, but she wants to get it right.

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