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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?

► This log covers July 16th-25th.
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circumitus: a lot of my childhood feels like a drugged up fever dream. (KUMA SHOCK)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-07-18 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
Work life has been... difficult, to say the least. Between her mother's recent death and the pressure of planning for an event that she's had second thoughts about, Rey hasn't been getting much sleep these days.

We can always reschedule, Sully had tried to tell her. But Rey didn't listen. She still won't. It's strange; she can't remember why. She needs to get out. Clear her head.

Coffee is shit at the station, anyway.

When Rey gets in line, she finds herself staring at the back of Maketh's head, and suddenly her worries are something else entirely. She pauses for a bit, debating whether or not she should say something. What if someone sees? What if they get an idea? It isn't the wrong one that worries her, but the right...

No, it should be fine. They're (sort of) colleagues, after all. Nothing wrong with that. Fire and police departments mingle all the time, don't they? Maybe?

"I got her coffee," Rey blurts to the barista at the register when she leans forward. Her face immediately reddens when she realizes what she's just said. "Um. Hello. Officer Tua."

Look natural. Keep it formal.
mismanagement: (011)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-07-18 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
Maketh turns in surprise. "Oh! Hello, Rey."

Traditional animosity between their departments notwithstanding, there's no reason two colleagues can't great each other on their morning coffee run. And if she notices that Rey looks particularly dashing in her uniform, no one but Maketh needs to know that.

She clears her throat. "That -- that is very kind of you."
circumitus: (awk)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-07-18 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, good, Maketh is not insisting against Rey's generosity. Because that would have been awkward, and Rey would try to insist more, and it would just be a vicious cycle of awkward and no one wants that.

"Of course. It's the least I can do," she says with a strained smile. Things have been stressful. She needs something that doesn't stress her out.

Seeing Maketh here, right now, already she starts to unwind a little as she requests an Americano from the barista, along with Maketh's order.
mismanagement: (003)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-07-18 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
Maketh nods, straightening her back. There's nothing to do while the barista makes their drinks except to wait, and--


"Are you all right?" she asks abruptly, looking away. "I mean. You look tired.
circumitus: I was worried that Michael Jackson was ordering takeout from heaven. (thank god they found balloon boy...)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-07-18 02:03 pm (UTC)(link)
It'll take a minute or two. She's already bought the drinks. Might as well make conversation, right?

Or keep one going, now that Maketh has started.

Rey forces a wry and weary smile.

"Yes. It's been a rough few weeks, is all." Except, no, that's not really all. Weddings and funerals. Life and death. God, she hates this.
mismanagement: (003)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-07-19 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh, I--I see." Maketh tips her head to the side. "Is there anything I could do?"
circumitus: (awk)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-07-20 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
Not really are the words on the tip of Rey's tongue. Instead, she forces a sheepish smile.

"Sit with me? Um. Don't have to be anywhere for the rest of the evening, so..."

mismanagement: (007)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-07-20 01:02 am (UTC)(link)
Maketh smiles a little in return. She always goes early to her shifts, so there's time enough for this. And besides, she enjoys Rey's company. A quiet, intelligent woman. "I don't see why not. Shall we?"
circumitus: (i'll feed your fingertips to wolverines)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-07-20 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
Her smile becomes more relaxed, quiet, as the tension in her melts. This is nice.

"After you." She retrieves her coffee soon after the barista leaves it on the counter, and nods her head towards an empty table in the corner.
mismanagement: (005)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-07-20 02:38 pm (UTC)(link)
The barista knows Maketh's order by heart now. Coffee with one sugar and extra cream. She never orders anything else and though she prepares to make the drinks herself, Maketh does on occasion let the professionals handle it. They know their trade.

She takes a seat, inhaling the steam off her coffee.

"It's good to see you. Our departments ought to collaborate more."

Or not rabidly hate each other. That would be nice, too.
circumitus: ...'cause my cocaine successfully went through airport security. (doing a small happy dance)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-07-20 03:27 pm (UTC)(link)
The Americano is as black as it comes. Rey likes the bitterness and the nutty scent wafting from the steam, which she takes in as she slides into the chair across from the officer.

She laughs just once at Maketh's comment, understanding what she means. Rey doesn't hate their department. Not just because of her, but her father came from their parts as well. He was a good cop, and it was good for him as well.

"Agreed. It'd be nice to see you more than on the job." Even though they sort of do, don't they. They are now.
Edited 2017-07-20 16:14 (UTC)
mismanagement: (003)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-07-21 04:09 pm (UTC)(link)
"It would, yes." Maketh smiles a little, sipping her coffee. It's a shame, she thinks suddenly, that Rey will be getting married so soon. They won't have as much time to --


She clears her throat.

"My daughter is beginning to look at colleges. I knew it was coming, of course, but I --"

Irrationally, Maketh wants to keep Emily close. But she also wants the very best for her daughter and that means letting her go.

"We will have to get coffee more often. I've become very fond of my habits, I'm afraid."
circumitus: i broke the girl's bed. i will not apologize about bragging. (i'ma do me)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-07-21 04:42 pm (UTC)(link)
That shame isn't lost to Rey, either. For someone who is as decisive as her, she really doesn't know what she wants.

But this? This she likes. Sitting here with someone she is fond of. Talking. Drinking coffee. If only it could always be this way.

"I hear they grow up fast," she says with a simper.

Rey wouldn't know; she isn't a motherly sort, despite some children apparently looking up to her for some reason. Nick would know more about that sort of thing, she's sure.

She lowers the coffee cup to the table, placed between herself and Maketh. It's a quiet, simple gesture, to be only a little closer to the woman sitting across from her. "That's all right. I like your habits."

Like Maketh, she is used to them. Routine is nice, but so is... this, whatever it is.
mismanagement: (003)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-07-27 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
"They do, yes."

Much faster than Maketh would like. It surprises her now. She had planned things out when Rey was small, had set down goals and the steps necessary to meet them. Sending Emily off to college was among them, neither the first nor the last. And yet--

She smiles a little, ducking her head.

"Thank you. You--you will be happy, won't you? With your marriage."
circumitus: (awk)

thought i'd replied to this since it wasn't in my inbox, sob.

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-08-03 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
Time flies when you're happy. Rey knows that for sure. Though, in this case, it almost seems like everything came and went in the blink of an eye. One minute she had it all, and the next, it's just... lost. All of it. Like it never existed.

Rey looks down at her coffee, offering a weak gesture of reassurance by placing a hand over Maketh's.

"Think so," is all she can say, despite her reaching out. More like she's trying to convince herself.
mismanagement: (011)

No worries!

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-08-03 02:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh. Maketh blinks, glancing down at their hands.

It's--inappropriate. She doesn't pull away.

"You don't--sound sure."
circumitus: She literally cut my boxers off with a 8" chef's knife and had her way with me. (tomorrow never knows)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-08-03 02:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Glancing out the corner of her eye, Rey decides to place her coffee cup in a way that the position of their hands could mean anything. Because she doesn't want to pull away, either.

It's inappropriate, sure. But she doesn't care.

"I don't know. Not sure how this stuff is supposed to work," she replies with a quiet, joyless laugh.

The wedding is imminent and she knows that she isn't sure about that. But how does she even begin to explain at this point?
mismanagement: (003)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-08-03 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Maketh hesitates. It's not her place to ask these sorts of things. But--

"Do you love him?"
circumitus: that pet you just couldn't keep (putting the dog to sleep)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-08-03 09:59 pm (UTC)(link)
There's a reluctance in her breath that's troublesome, because she doesn't know the answer. After a brief moment of deliberation, there's only one answer Rey can come to.

"He's a good person."

Not really an answer, unfortunately.
mismanagement: (003)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-08-04 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
Maketh tips her head to the side. "And is it enough, for him to be a good person?"
circumitus: (her comfort is the gun)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-08-04 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
Shoulders tucking inward, Rey's mouth draws a thin line; an expression of uncertainty.

"Why wouldn't it be?" Hell if she knows how this is supposed to go. And it's not like she. An ask her mother for advice anymore. She's missed her chance on that.

Why, though? Why didn't she ever ask back then...? It seems like an important subject to have brought up. Maybe Rey had other things on her mind.

mismanagement: (003)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-08-04 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
Maketh sighs, taking a sip of her coffee. She doesn't pull her hand away. "I don't know. I was never married."

She adopted Emily. It's a long story.

"I suppose, I--I would want that for you. To be with someone you loved."
circumitus: Just remembered. (i woke up in the shower this morning)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-08-04 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
"Neither have I," Rey says sheepishly, attempting a crack at her own unfortunate inexperience.

But what Maketh says doesn't sound far off from what she's heard, and what she would have expected her mother to say.

Her eyes close a moment, taking in both the scent of coffee and the feeling of Maketh's hand. Her brows knit in thought. "I'm just... confused, maybe."
mismanagement: (011)

[personal profile] mismanagement 2017-08-04 03:33 am (UTC)(link)
That doesn't sound like someone excited to be married. But what does she know, really? Maketh is quiet for a long moment. "Confused about--?"
circumitus: (i'm a jewel song away from suicide watch)

[personal profile] circumitus 2017-08-04 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
"You," Rey blurts, before she can think or take it back.

Reluctant but instinctual, she draws her hand back from Maketh's, bringing her fingers to scratch at her forehead as she struggles to think.

"I mean, me. And us, and--" What's she saying? Has she been making this out to be more than it is?

Or maybe she's just disappointed in the fact that it was Sully who asked her to marry him instead of...


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