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ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴅᴛᴇᴀᴍ ᴏғ ʜᴀᴅʀɪᴇʟ ([personal profile] hadrielmods) wrote in [community profile] hadriel_logs2017-02-14 09:33 am

Event Log: Kissmas

Who: Everyone participating in the event!
What: The event log for the Kissmas event!
Where: All around the city
When: February 14th-February 20th
Warnings: Kissing! Ew! Snow! Fun! Ugly sweaters! Somewhere in between!


Thanks to Conner's meddling, Delight has decided that it's high time for another of her events- and this one has a bit of a romantic twist, so at least it's, uh, sort of holiday appropriate!

On the morning of the fourteenth, everyone will wake up to a fresh pile of snow on the ground. Unlike Fear's event a year and change ago, this snow is powdery and light and festive- though still definitely a bit cold! To help counterbalance this, there are also plenty of ugly sweaters stocked in various buildings to keep you warm.

In addition, some various sprigs of mistletoe will start appearing over random thresholds. These won't be limited to public places, however- you may find a few of them in your own home! Any two people (at some discretion of course) who find themselves underneath it will experience a strong desire to kiss one another- be it a platonic peck on the lips or something a bit more intimate. The compulsions can be resisted and laughed off of course, but that's no fun at all!

But the fun can't last forever! Extended Kissmas ends on the twentieth, and while the snow and mistletoe will disappear, our memories and ugly sweaters will linger on forever!

► This log covers February 14th-February 20th.
► Feel free to make your own logs, as well
► Please tag headers of threads with content warnings where they apply
► Please put your character's name and open/closed in the subject line of your starters!
► If you get, uh, smooched to death, then let us know here!
circumitus: I CAN QUIT ANY FUCKING TIME I WANT. (i'm not drunk YOU'RE drunk)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-18 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Since their appearance, Rey has been more wary about the lingering mistletoe around the city. She checks doorways and looks up more often.

What she didn't expect was that she would find herself underneath one attached to a tree she happened to be walking under. Damn this place.

Having a will of steel, she doesn't immediately throw herself at Maketh for smooches. Rather, she barks a noise that's sort of a laugh.

"Can always just burn it, if you'd like." Even if that risks setting fire to the whole tree. Poor tree.
mismanagement: (011)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-02-20 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Maketh glances up at the mistletoe with a groan. It was annoying, then briefly amusing, and has come round back to annoying again. "So long as you don't burn any of the buildings down, you may do as you wish."

A pause.

"Hello, Rey."
circumitus: If you can't drink cheep beer and whiskey with me, I don't want you. (fuck it)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-24 03:35 pm (UTC)(link)
To Rey, it's always annoying. For the most part. "Tempting," she admits. "But too much work, and probably wouldn't even get all of them."

She'd have to burn the whole city down to get all the mistletoe, and that wouldn't be good for anyone.

After a pause, she second guesses her initial inclination and gives Maketh a half-assed wave.

"Hey."
mismanagement: (007)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-02-25 05:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Maketh tips her head back with a faint smile. This entire thing is ridiculous. And yet--

"Henry tells me this is traditional back in his world. Will you punch me if I kiss you?"

Better to be safe.
circumitus: I honestly wish I could say that I was surprised. (so you threw a sword at me last night)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-25 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Seriously?

Rey waits a moment, almost as if expecting Maketh to break into a joke or admit that she's just messing around. She hasn't allowed herself to be very easy prey to the inclination that's been drawing people together under a stupid plant, but she can't deny the niggling notion that it does, from time to time, sound enticing. And then she reminds herself why that is.

"Not really," she finds herself saying. "Doubt Bianca would care. Saw her wearing one of those things in her hair, so, um."

Yes. That about says it all.
mismanagement: (003)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-02-25 10:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Maketh tips her head to the side with a smile. "There is no one in the universe like Bianca except Bianca."

Then she goes up on her toes and kisses Rey briefly. Not on the cheek.

Maketh rocks back on her heels, still smiling.

"It's been a long time," she explains softly, "since I've been able to touch someone."
circumitus: So I know which way you run. (you're tired my love and i feel the same)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-26 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
On that, they both can agree. Bianca isn't like anyone Rey has ever met and there is some solace to be found in that. No fears of being met with horror and scorn upon learning who and what someone like Rey truly is. What she's done. It is both a comfort and a worry.

That thought dispels when Maketh kisses her. So fast that she almost barely feels it. She blinks, but stays true to her word and doesn't punch the woman for such a gesture.

Tentative, she brings a hand to Maketh's cheek. Her touch is far from soft, with rough callouses on her palms and fingers.

For some reason, she isn't so afraid of reaching out to others as she used to. Sometimes, she just felt that people felt safer if they kept their distance. She might have been wrong.

"I don't mind it," she says in understanding, her tone at least gentler than her touch.
mismanagement: (003)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-02-26 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
Maketh allows herself a moment to close her eyes and lean into it. Just a moment. Then she steps back and smiles again, gently. There aren't many people here who would understand. And though she doesn't often look the part, Rey can be kind on occasion.

And this is just that. A kindness.

"You are a good woman, Rey. Better than you know."
circumitus: (her comfort is the gun)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-02-27 05:19 am (UTC)(link)
Even now, after the year she's been here, it's still strange to hear herself be described in such a way. Maybe it helps that her reputation does not precede her here as it did back home, following her like a dark, constantly berating cloud over her head. Maybe it also helps that she wants to escape ever becoming the thing that earned her such a sour reputation in the first place.

She can be someone else here. If she plays the part long enough, someday she might actually start to believe those kind things people say of her.

Not holding her breath, though.

"I'm... trying," she says, reluctant. "I keep trying."
mismanagement: (003)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-02-28 07:24 pm (UTC)(link)
"I think that's all we can do," Maketh admits. "Keep on trying."

Eventually it will lead to something. Maketh isn't sure she believes in redemption or anything grand like that, but there's still a chance she could do something useful with her life. Something worthwhile. She means to try.
circumitus: I ate an entire bag of starburst jelly beans today. and a plan B. All around think I hit all my nutrients. (food confession)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-05 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
"No," Rey mutters, looking down at the snow beneath her feet because this conversation has taken a turn down a subject where eye contact is impossible. "Some people don't even have to try."

And those are the people who really are good, right? Nick is good. It's in his nature to be, even if he does say that there is a man he wants dead. Wants to murder. He's good. He'll always be good. And there are others who don't have to try. Don't have to worry about how good or bad they are.

Rey isn't a good person. Not all of the philanthropy in the world can make the things she's done right away.

Stop that. Stop dragging this down.
mismanagement: (003)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-03-07 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Maketh tips her head to the side, watching Rey for a moment. "No. It's not that simple and you know it."
circumitus: This is drunk and confused... (this is worse than naked and afraid)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-12 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
"But it is," she insists. "A good person doesn't have to think about being good. They just are."

The lack of sense in her own logic doesn't even register. It's easier just to avoid much thought in it.
mismanagement: (003)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-03-13 02:12 am (UTC)(link)
"And you suppose Nick does not think carefully about everything he does?"

It's something that Maketh herself has wondered, often when she's a few drinks in and without enough company to properly distract her.
circumitus: How bout, IM SORRY FOR CALLING YOU 16 TIMES AND LEAVING YOU A TWO MINUTE VOICEMAIL OF MYSELF THROWING UP. (are you kidding me?)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-13 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
Nick? She scoffs.

"Probably not," she replies stubbornly.

That is untrue and she knows it. Even Nick is not a saint, having taken actions for her without any question for the consequences -- once confiding in her his intentions of murdering a man who hurt someone that the original Nick Valentine loved.

No, he is not a saint. But semantics rarely matter in Rey's mind.
mismanagement: (004)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-03-13 07:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Maketh just sighs. "You are being difficult. And I suspect you know you are being difficult. What do you wish me to say?"
circumitus: ...it got messy. (i did a shot of seamonkeys)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-15 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
This is Rey. Of course she's being difficult.

No, really. So sorry, Maketh.

"Agree and admit that the logic is flawless?" Rey shrugs. She honestly has no idea.
mismanagement: (004)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-03-16 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
Maketh huffs. "I will do no such thing. Stop this."
circumitus: Keep up the good work. (it's a 12/12/12 miracle)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-18 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)
"What? It's not that big of a deal."

It isn't if you're used to self-flagellation, anyway.
mismanagement: (015)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-03-19 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
"You are being ridiculous!"
circumitus: I CAN QUIT ANY FUCKING TIME I WANT. (i'm not drunk YOU'RE drunk)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-20 01:22 am (UTC)(link)
NO U.

"Well, what else is new?"

Rey Is Being Difficult: News At 11 isn't a particularly breaking story.
mismanagement: (004)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-03-20 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
Maketh just groans. "I do not know why I bother when you are like this."

She pauses.

"It was a good kiss. Despite your foolishness."
circumitus: I honestly wish I could say that I was surprised. (so you threw a sword at me last night)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-23 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
Because, Everybody Loves Rey. Except for the ones who don't... and the others who do not when she is being not so lovable.

Maketh's unexpected final response does get her to blink dumbly in silence for a few seconds.

"Um. Thank you? Or you're welcome, or... whatever." Guess she's had practice?
mismanagement: (012)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-03-23 02:12 am (UTC)(link)
It's hard - a Herculean effort, really - not to tease Rey for the look on her face. Maketh just grins, shaking her head. "Try not to break too many hearts, hmm? This mistletoe could be dangerous."
circumitus: I ONLY KNOW HOLA. (EVERYONE IS SPEAKING SPANISH)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-03-31 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
What.

Maketh, did you really--?

Rey just stares for a moment.

"Right. Like that's going to be a problem." Just act casual and dismissive. That's always the answer. Yes.

(no subject)

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