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ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴅᴛᴇᴀᴍ ᴏғ ʜᴀᴅʀɪᴇʟ ([personal profile] hadrielmods) wrote in [community profile] hadriel_logs2017-07-16 10:38 am

Event Log: Stepford Summer

Who: Everyone participating in the event
What: The Stepford Summer event!
Where: Across the city
When: July 16th-July 25th
Warnings: None!

Good morning, neighbor!

On the 16th, everyone wakes up feeling a little more... complete. The sun is shining, your bed is nice and comfortable and when you throw off the blankets, your perfect dog (probably named Spot) is sitting eagerly at your feet, waiting to be fed and walked.

The newspaper smacks against your porch and the paper boy calls out in hello as he cycles off further down the road. Sure, you can't actually read the strange symbols on the paper, but it's nice to have the ritual of it in the first place. Your parent or your sibling or your significant other is busy making pancakes in the kitchen when you come in, filling the room with the smell of delicious cooking. Yum!

The rest of the day is much like this. You straighten your tie, adjust your blazer and head off to work at a normal place, doing normal things. So what if you work with a guy who's actually a demon, or a seven foot tall elf? That's normal, isn't it?

There are cracks in the illusion, of course, but whether you're able to put it together is on you. Why would you want to, anyway? You have so many great relatives and an awesome support system, you're drinking awesome coffee every morning, and maybe you'll treat yourself to some ice cream at night before bed. What could be better?

Certainly not the cave. You don't want to remember that, do you?

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mismanagement: (011)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-08-06 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
And then it's done. Gently, Maketh twines their fingers together. It would be the easiest thing in the world to pull away, but neither of them do.

She swallows hard.

"Don't marry him."
circumitus: I honestly wish I could say that I was surprised. (so you threw a sword at me last night)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-08-06 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
The response is so blunt, it practically sends an electric jolt into every muscle. It surges through her, and Rey finds herself gaping at Maketh now, mouth slightly parted. She's almost at a loss for words.

Almost.

"Wh... What?"
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-08-06 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
Hold your ground, soldier.

The thought comes to her suddenly. Maketh doesn't know why. She's never been in the military - though she often dreams of blindingly white armor and wakes up feeling uneasy - but it feels natural, like something she's long since mastered.

She doesn't pull away. She holds her ground and meets Rey's eyes.

"You deserve to be happy, Rey. Marrying him won't make you happy."
circumitus: but my fish appears to be afraid of me. (not sure what happened last night)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-08-06 04:57 am (UTC)(link)
Does she deserve it?

Like Maketh right now, the feeling is lingering, and she can't remember why. She can't think of any reason why she wouldn't deserve to be happy; she's done nothing to prove the contrary. In fact, everything about her job entails nothing but helping people. Of course she should be happy!

So why is there a sinking feeling of guilt when she thinks of her mother? Is it because of the effort she put into this whole damned show, or...?

"But, I... It's all been arranged. Everything. She did it for me."

Now here she is, making excuses for her mother's sake. Wonderful.
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-08-06 02:58 pm (UTC)(link)
"She'd want you to be happy," Maketh presses, leaning forward a little. "I have to think -- she would understand."
circumitus: Just remembered. (i woke up in the shower this morning)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-08-06 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, she would, wouldn't she? That's what you're supposed to say about any loving, departed parent. They'd want you to be happy.

Rey falls quiet for a moment, closing her eyes and taking in the feeling of Maketh's touch. Her hands are smaller than Sully's. She doesn't like being close to him like she does with this woman. Doesn't even like him holding her hand like this.

Shit. What's she supposed to do? Call everything off? No explanation given? Sure, she doesn't love the man, but he's been good. Good just isn't enough, somehow.

"I... I'll think about it."

Unfortunately, it's something she's thought too much about already.
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[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-08-07 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
Maketh closes her eyes and nods. Then, carefully, she takes her hand back. She can't force this. It's a choice that Rey has to make. And what kind of a monster would she be, if she pushed too hard?

Carefully, she opens her eyes. Smiles. Tries to make her face look professional.

"Of course. It -- it was good to see you, Rey."