[Homeless] Christmas morning

Page 1 of 3 1, 2, 3  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

[Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:29 pm

(From what I recall...)

Christmas Eve had been a disaster. Most of the day they'd all been running away from each other. But now it was Christmas morning and the three of them were all home; Mouse and Mitz had convinced Snooze to come back.

Snooze hadn't slept. He'd spent most of the night putting up Christmas decorations. He hadn't been able to afford them, not really, but he couldn't stand to look at the bare house and be reminded of the shouting. So he'd gone out and bought some tinsel and fake snow, a wreath, and a little tree.

And presents.

He dozed in the armchair, waiting for Mitz and Mouse to wake up.
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:19 pm

Mouse always wakes up early Christmas morning, ever since she was little. It's not on purpose, mostly, though she usually does go to bed on time Christmas eve. This year, though, it's not the excitement that wakes her; it's the nerves. Barely an hour of sleep.

She gets up and puts a robe on, careful not to disturb Mitz, who's still asleep, though he looks worried about something in his dreams. She kisses his forehead and goes out to the living room.

Mouse gasps as she walks through the doorway, and slaps her hand over her mouth. Where she'd been expecting blankness and tangled lights, as they'd left it yesterday when Snooze had run off, is a tiny sparkling wonderland. And Snooze is collapsed in the armchair at the center of it all.
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:20 pm

The sound of Mouse's gasp wakes Snooze, and he blinks his eyes open, bleary and confused. He follows her shocked gaze around the room and smiles. "Do you like it?"
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:22 pm

"Snooze, it's /gorgeous/." Mouse has no idea what to say beyond that, so she doesn't; she runs up to him and hugs him, snuggling into the armchair with him.
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:23 pm

Snooze wraps his arms around her, beaming sleepily, and yawns into her neck. "We never got the chance to decorate this year."
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:28 pm

Mouse nuzzles him. "No, we didn't." The whole thought of yesterday leaves her with a sinking feeling. They didn't really get to talk much to Snooze last night; just enough to convince him to come back, and then they'd all kind of collapsed. Nothing really got worked out.
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:30 pm

Snooze runs his fingers through her hair, gently working out the messiness. "But I thought we deserved a proper Christmas."
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:32 pm

"I'm glad you're here for it," Mouse says quietly.
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:33 pm

"As am I." Snooze kisses her hair. "I--I am sorry that I walked out yesterday. I just... everything got out of hand, I think."
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:39 pm

Mouse shakes her head. "It's okay. We fucked up, not telling you right off. Sorry."

(He caught the two of them kissing, right? Which lead to what kind of argument exactly?)
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:42 pm

(I think it was some kind of argument about Snooze and Mouse both having agreed to wait and talk to Mitz about it, the attraction, together. It was a brief argument, I think, because Snooze stormed out.)

Snooze does not think he can forgive her yet, but he believes that she is sorry. "I know now."
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:52 pm

(Aaah, right, I remember now.)

Mouse sighs. "I really am sorry. I swear, I was going to bring you in right after. I know that doesn't help a lot, but..."
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:53 pm

Snooze is quiet for a moment. "So that was the--first time?"
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:56 pm

Mouse sits up, looking at him in shock. "Of course it was, Snooze! I'd never even /dream/ of cheating on you."
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:00 pm

Snooze looks ashamed. "I know. I know, and I would never dream of cheating on you, either. But you two looked so--comfortable with each other."
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:54 am

Mouse kisses him, quickly, to get the expression off his face. "We've been living together for months now. I guess we got used to each other. But there was never anything past what you and I talked about, until yesterday."
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:39 am

Snooze pulls her into another kiss, gentle and short. "All right. I believe you."
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:05 pm

"Thank you." Mouse sighs, leaning on him again. "I can see why you wouldn't, so... thanks. I'm gonna try to be a little more trustworthy."
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:07 pm

Snooze rests his cheek against her hair. "I do trust you."
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:08 pm

"But I broke a promise."
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:10 pm

"And I am sure you will keep your promises in the future, having experienced how horrible it is to have broken one."
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:12 pm

"You would think, but I can be really stubborn." Mouse shakes her head a little. She just wants Mitz to wake up. She'll feel better after all three of them have talked this out.
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:13 pm

Snooze hums. "But you love me. And you do not want to hurt me. This I am sure of."
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:39 pm

"Yes, and yes. Agh. When did you get so understanding?" Mouse asks, only half-joking. She remembers when they used to have screaming matches every couple of nights.
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:42 pm

"When I decided I never wanted to lose you," Snooze says, voice muffled by her hair.
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:55 pm

Mouse hugs him tightly. "Thank you." After that she doesn't really know what else to say - and she's kind of choked up, so she thinks it's better that she's quiet.
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by sinistra_blache on Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:23 pm

I'll wager Mitz woke up shortly after Mouse did and has been standing at the door, listening and not entirely sure what to do with himself. At this point, he will go to get dressed and actually make some noise so the both of them know that he's awake.
avatar
sinistra_blache
RESIDENT VILLAIN SYMPATHISER
RESIDENT VILLAIN SYMPATHISER

Posts : 18300
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 30
Location : Earth

Character sheet
Name: Mitz Stillhaven
Age: 21
Class: Engineer

http://filibuster-vigilantly.tumblr.com

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:28 pm

Mouse jumps a little when she hears Mitz. "I guess we get to talk."
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:32 pm

"Perhaps we should talk over breakfast. Pancakes make everything better."
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:38 pm

"Yeah, that sounds good. 'Specially your pancakes." Mouse stands up, and holds out a hand to him. "Oh yeah. Merry Christmas."
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:42 pm

Snooze smiles at her as he takes her hand. "Merry Christmas to you, too." Ashe heads into the kitchen, he calls out, "Mitz! Pancakes?"
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by sinistra_blache on Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:13 pm

Mitz pokes his head out of his bedroom, where he went to go get dressed, and smiles hopefully. "....yes? Only I was thinking - I have a little bit saved up and I couldn't get good enough presents, that I would go and maybe buy some bits for breakfast as well?" He shrugs on his jumper and walks out. "To say sorry? Gourmet coffee or something. Er."
avatar
sinistra_blache
RESIDENT VILLAIN SYMPATHISER
RESIDENT VILLAIN SYMPATHISER

Posts : 18300
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 30
Location : Earth

Character sheet
Name: Mitz Stillhaven
Age: 21
Class: Engineer

http://filibuster-vigilantly.tumblr.com

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:18 pm

As soon as he's within range, Mouse leans over and grabs his hand, too, connecting them. "If you /really/ want to, let's go out, later. I don't want you to leave right now. ...Is that okay?" She glances between Snooze and Mitz.
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by sinistra_blache on Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:28 pm

Mitz nods nervously. He was kind of hoping to get out and clear his head, get a few things sorted in his head before blurting them out and getting misunderstood. But he can't really say no to Mouse, ever.
avatar
sinistra_blache
RESIDENT VILLAIN SYMPATHISER
RESIDENT VILLAIN SYMPATHISER

Posts : 18300
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 30
Location : Earth

Character sheet
Name: Mitz Stillhaven
Age: 21
Class: Engineer

http://filibuster-vigilantly.tumblr.com

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:14 pm

Mouse squeezes his hand. "It'll be okay," she says. "I just... after last night, you know? I don't want anyone going anywhere just yet." Besides, they still have to get everything sorted out, and Mouse would rather get that over with sooner than later. She's willing to trust both of them; if they're willing to trust her, and each other, she thinks this Christmas could turn out amazing.
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by sinistra_blache on Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:40 pm

Mitz squeezes her hand back carefully. "That makes sense," he allows, speaking slowly and quietly. He's pretty scared about how this will go down. Honestly, he's terrified that Snooze is going to yell at him.
avatar
sinistra_blache
RESIDENT VILLAIN SYMPATHISER
RESIDENT VILLAIN SYMPATHISER

Posts : 18300
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 30
Location : Earth

Character sheet
Name: Mitz Stillhaven
Age: 21
Class: Engineer

http://filibuster-vigilantly.tumblr.com

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:48 pm

"I would rather us all be together, too," Snooze says softly. "Please."
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by sinistra_blache on Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:51 pm

Mitz looks at him for a long time. "Really?" He doesn't say more than that, but it's a loaded two syllables.
avatar
sinistra_blache
RESIDENT VILLAIN SYMPATHISER
RESIDENT VILLAIN SYMPATHISER

Posts : 18300
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 30
Location : Earth

Character sheet
Name: Mitz Stillhaven
Age: 21
Class: Engineer

http://filibuster-vigilantly.tumblr.com

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:53 pm

"Yes." Snooze says it as plain as he can, begging Mitz to believe him.
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by sinistra_blache on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:02 pm

Mitz nods after a moment. If he were in trouble, then it would have happened by now. He sits down on the floor beside them and looks at them both. He doesn't let go of Mouse's hand, and keeps his other within reach of Snooze's. "Are we going to - talk, uh, before breakfast?"
avatar
sinistra_blache
RESIDENT VILLAIN SYMPATHISER
RESIDENT VILLAIN SYMPATHISER

Posts : 18300
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 30
Location : Earth

Character sheet
Name: Mitz Stillhaven
Age: 21
Class: Engineer

http://filibuster-vigilantly.tumblr.com

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:04 pm

"During, perhaps, or after." Snooze moves to find the ingredients for pancakes.
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by freosan on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:07 pm

Mouse clings to Snooze's hand until he has to use it, and then stands by Mitz. She thinks this might, actually, not be going horrible, though the idea of actually saying some of the things she's thinking is making her nervous. She's still a little surprised at herself for being able to ask Mitz to stay.
avatar
freosan
MALEVOLENT CREATOR
MALEVOLENT CREATOR

Posts : 1889
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 29

Character sheet
Name:
Age:
Class:

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:18 pm

Snooze busies himself making the pancakes. When he's poured the first one out into the pan, he turns to face them and smiles hesitantly. "Did you see the living room, Mitz?"
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by sinistra_blache on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:56 pm

"I saw...sparkles? I missed it, sorry, I wanted to -" he gets up and looks at the living room. And probably stands there, a little overcome for a moment.
avatar
sinistra_blache
RESIDENT VILLAIN SYMPATHISER
RESIDENT VILLAIN SYMPATHISER

Posts : 18300
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 30
Location : Earth

Character sheet
Name: Mitz Stillhaven
Age: 21
Class: Engineer

http://filibuster-vigilantly.tumblr.com

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by nocturnalie on Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:59 pm

"I could not sleep," Snooze explains. "I thought, since we did not finish decorating yesterday, that it would be something nice to wake up to."
avatar
nocturnalie
EVIL MASTERMIND
EVIL MASTERMIND

Posts : 18067
Join date : 2012-02-21
Age : 26
Location : New South Wales

Character sheet
Name: Snooze Lungbarrow
Age: 21
Class: Soldier

Back to top Go down

Re: [Homeless] Christmas morning

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 3 1, 2, 3  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum