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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Sun May 24, 2015 10:14 am

Now, Romana knows that Snooze is just joking around but Romana isn't precious about anything enough to /keep/ Snooze from it. That's ridiculous. In his home, so long as he's reasonable, he can do whatever makes him happy.

He's older than he looks, sunshine.

*soothing noises*
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Post by nocturnalie on Mon May 25, 2015 11:21 pm

Snooze -- really appreciates that. He was being flippant but on some level he does believe it -- did believe it. Thank you, Romana.

Jerel's starting to feel like that little twink outta Queer as Folk.
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Tue May 26, 2015 9:51 am

Romana squeezes his shoulder. Don't mention it. Now go get an unreasonable amount of marshmallows, please.

Aw, with arms like those? ...Sorry, yeah, that was him flirting again. Dammit, you know, he thinks he has a problem.
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Post by nocturnalie on Wed May 27, 2015 8:30 pm

Snooze can absolutely do that. He salutes her cheekily and darts into the kitchen on quick feet.

Jerel laughs. It's only a problem if it's a problem, you know? If it makes your life a problem, then it's a problem. And now problem no longer sounds like a word.
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Post by sinistra_blache on Sat May 30, 2015 10:37 am

Romana follows along in a much more subdued pace with a small smile playing on her face.

Well done, you've killed an actual word. Gold star, Jason doesn't think even he could manage that and he babbles a /lot/.
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Post by nocturnalie on Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:51 pm

Snooze likes causing that smile. He knows he causes a lot of conflicting emotions including frustration and irritation and -- sometimes -- adoration, and he definitely has a preference for causing one of the three.

Jerel snickers. Obviously, then, Jason just isn't trying hard enough.
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Post by sinistra_blache on Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:03 am

He causes mostly positive reactions, promise. It's usually only outside forces that ruin Romana's calm.

Jason closes his eyes and exhales. Sunshine, you don't know what you're playing with. Saying that is like calling Marty McFly a chicken. Seriously, Jason thinks everyone under the leathery Wayne wing has a pavlovian response to those words.
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by nocturnalie on Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:00 pm

Snooze doesn't think Romana would ever actually lose her calm. Even when she's angry she maintains her poise, it's really an inspiring sight.

Jerel graduates from snickering to full out barking laughter. He claps his hands like a seal. The theory goes that you only gotta say a thing ten times to make it dead. It's all about the context. So much easier than killing anything else, even a plant. Come on, take the plunge. Pick a word you hate and give it the death rattle.
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:27 am

It's not a bad trait to consider a family trait, Snooze, if it's something he would like to pick up from her. Lord knows she doesn't want him to pick up any of her bad habits.

Jason's grin can only be described as wolfish; he'd love to get into a really bloody competition with Jerel, he thinks it might end up interesting. He couldn't possibly, he says aloud. He's got too many words he hates. Hey, does that mean Jerel hates the word 'problem'?
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by nocturnalie on Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:41 pm

Loyally, Snooze says that he doesn't think she has any.

Have it applied to you one too many times and you want to kill it with fire, sure, Jerel agrees. There's no bitterness in his grin -- it's just a grin, kinda rueful, kinda honest. It's just facts. He's at the point where he figures Jason gets it, you know? (Dick gets it too, don't worry, he's not sharing stuff with Jason he hasn't told Dick. Dick gets the full range, lucky kid.)
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:50 pm

He's very sweet but probably very wrong. Though Romana doesn't want to correct him right now, she smiles.

Haha, wow, yeah. Okay, Jason gets it. He kind of thinks that Jerel is too sweet and cheery to be a problem anything, but Jason supposes he /does/ cuss like a sailor. So that's something. (Dick wouldn't mind, anyway. So long as Jerel is talking to someone and making friends or feeling more like himself. That's what matters.)
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by nocturnalie on Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:02 pm

Snooze only hopes he can learn her kind of poise. He would love to inherit that. He has had many parental figures, but Romana is the only one he would want to be the same kind of parent as.

The sweet and cheery came around after he mellowed out, Jerel assures Jason. There didn't used to be much of it. (Hey, Jerel probably talks to lots of people. Sometimes he goes to the grocery store.)
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:20 am

Romana hovers over the hot chocolate, pausing for only a breath in the middle of stirring. That is a very kind thing to say, Snooze. Thank you.

What was Jerel like, in his wild and crazy days before he mellowed out and started to work the streets? (And charms all the old ladies, yes, Dick is aware.)
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by nocturnalie on Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:56 am

Snooze slides the marshmallows in under her elbow and leans against her for a moment. You are welcome.

Jerel snickers. He was still pretty angry when he /started/ to work the streets. The mellowing out definitely took time. But yeah, before -- yeah, he was angry. Absolutely charming on top, but one hundred percent pure fluff ball of rage within. (Charms everyone, thank you, not just the old ladies. Jerel is flexible. Eyebrow wiggle.)
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:57 am

Romana brushes a little bit of hair from Snooze's forehead and kisses him there. It's all a lightning quick movement. Neither of them want the chocolate to burn. This is nearly done. Do they want mugs or glasses?

Like a little stray cat. Cute image. Good tactic when telling that kind of information. (And Dick is forever grateful.)
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Post by nocturnalie on Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:28 pm

Mugs, Snooze says, without hesitation. This kind of thing is prettier in glasses, but warmer in mugs.

Jerel's always been pretty good at sharing even when he doesn't want to. He's got all kinds of ways to make it easy on himself. (Jerel snorts, his eyes sparkling. And if Jerel had been a stiff old plank of wood?)
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:03 am

Romana bumps Snooze with her hip. Go on, then. Snooze knows where the mugs are.

Jason doesn't want to feel like he was forcing the issue. If Jerel doesn't want to talk about that crap, he doesn't have to talk about the crap. No difference to Jason. (Hey, now. Dick may be known as the type to fall hard and fast and easy, but he tends to reserve his love for actual living beings. ...also a stiff old plank of wood wouldn't have Jerel's eyes.)

(We seems to have moved on from the pretend dating part of these things.)
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Post by nocturnalie on Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:34 pm

(we could get back to Mitz and Snooze? We got sidetracked with a little Romana fluff here, heh.)

Well, hey, Jerel was still talking about it. He just doesn't know how to talk about it seriously is all. He really was charming and popular, and totally angry all the time underneath it. Jerel shrugs awkwardly. (So Dick has discovered the exact way to turn Jerel into a grinning loon. That was fast.)

(Want to pick up one of the other ideas? Or come up with something else? Or just let this one peter out...?)
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:11 am

(Mitz and Snooze! Wasn't there a thing that was going to happen. Dinner?)

Jason looks amused. It's shitty, isn't it? Being charming and popular and having everyone like you? (The truth makes Jerel gooey?)

(Well there's dinner to go to, if you'd like. Though, okay, I have an idea for a twist on the Colin and his orphanage dance thing. Say Colin and Damian are, oof, around 13. We'll call Stephanie 16 and Tim 15. [for my own canon purposes, this means that Tim and Steph are not yet dating but nearly are and she's pregnant and not showing and forever around the Manor and Damian sees her a lot]. Anyway. Colin comes to Damian for help with the dance thing and Damian automatically goes into problem solving mode and vows to help Colin get a date. He asks Stephanie to do him this favor and can't quite understand why he feels so angry about it going well.)
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Post by nocturnalie on Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:51 pm

(Dinner with the parentals, indeed. I would be up for this! It could be all kinds of scarring and touching at once.) Snooze texts Mitz to ask what he should wear to dinner.

It's the expectations, the pressure, the abuse and the neglect all rolled into having to be perfect all the time, yeah, that's pretty shitty, Jerel'd have to agree. (Turns out. Who would have thought?)

(aw that's adorable, we always do well when there's a little jealousy thrown in there, and I am always for these kids having more friends, yes, I am down with this)
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:47 pm

Mitz looks down at his jeans and sweater. He texts back: Whatever you're comfortable in. It's not formal. Snooze doesn't have to worry.
Mitz promptly goes back to worrying.

Most people wouldn't put abuse in with that list. Jason pauses with a definite air of 'I'm not asking, but you can talk if you want'. (Dick had an inkling.)

(Sweet. So okay. Let's just have...)
It's the weekend and Damian decides to spend it away from his family. Only for a few hours, but it's a few hours where he doesn't have to obsessively think about his training mistakes and learn new and old flanking maneuvers for his father's war. He can spend a few hours with Colin, who only really expects Damian to allow him to talk about whatever he likes to talk about. Damian enjoys that. Colin talks about things Damian wouldn't think to include in his life; pointless gossip of the people around him, what the weather will be tomorrow in case he can go to the park for a nice day, what is his favorite sandwich, etc. Sometimes it gets more in depth, and that's nice too. It's just nice to be around Colin.
He makes his way up the steps of the parochial-house-cum-orphanage and into the reception/hall. The nun sitting at the desk there looks at him, nods, and goes back to scribbling in a large book in front of her. They're used to him by now and it never hurts to let a Wayne have the run of a place. Damian makes his way towards the room Colin shares with one or two other boys and knocks on the door.
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Post by nocturnalie on Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:10 pm

Snooze is ready very early and spends a decent amount of time primping and frowning into the mirror, trying to figure out if he looks okay. He thinks he does. He kind of hopes he looks better than okay. He heard what Romana said, that he shouldn't get too deeply involved with Mitz until his case worker clears the situation and leaves them alone again. But... he wants to look nice. For Mitz.

Abuse is... repeated and sometimes violent cruelty. There were times when Jerel was abusive in order to maintain his popularity, sometimes he was a bully. But -- you know -- he learned that behaviour from others. (Dick makes the truth sound so much nicer than usual.)

Colin fumbles and drops the dance invitation, the card hand-made by one of the little kids, and he stoops and scoops it up as he makes for the door. "Sorry, sorry," he mutters to the other boy he shares with, working on his homework at the shared desk, and he pulls the door open. Immediately -- /immediately/ -- his face splits into an enormous grin. "Hi! Hi. Hey."
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:01 pm

Mitz avoids his family for the whole afternoon. He spends his whole day cleaning his room, getting distracted, fixing his hair, going back to cleaning his room wasn't he doing that this place is a mess oh no, what happened to his hair it was fixed a minute again, what is he going to do when mother starts talking to Snooze, what is he going to do when /dad/ starts talking to Snooze, oh no, what is going ON WITH HIS HAIR, /crap is that the time/.
Before he knows it, there's some vague smell of actual edible food from downstairs and it's five to five. Snooze is meant to be at the house at five. Mitz thinks Snooze is the kind of person to either be politely early or (deliciously) fashionably late. He scoots down the stairs sharpish just in case he's right about the first option.

Jason mulls over his next question for a moment, tasting it around his mouth before he lets it. How bad a bully? (Mm. Probably not. Maybe Jerel just listens to Dick.)

Damian doesn't smile with his mouth, but he does with his eyes. "Hello. I hope I did not arrive at a bad time," he says formally, inclining his head politely in the closest approximation to embarrassment as he can manage. "I just decided to come by. It was not planned."
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Post by nocturnalie on Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:22 pm

Snooze is absolutely politely early, even though he spent a great deal of time changing from one button-down shirt to another to another to this lovely red one Romana surprised him with a little while ago that he's only worn once or twice. He's walking very slowly up to the porch so he's not /too/ early.

Jerel rubs his chin. Yeah. Yeah, pretty bad. Fists -- words -- words more than fists. He got really good at cutting people down to size with a lazy comment or a pointed smirk. (He's found that Dick is remarkably alluring like that. Like there's a magnet.)

Colin nearly hangs off the door. "You know you're welcome to come 'round any time you want. It's so good to see you. You want to do something?"
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Post by sinistra_blache on Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:41 am

Mitz spends about a whole minute standing by the door trying to make himself look small so no-one will ask him what he's doing. When the doorbell rings his heart leaps straight into his mouth and it's so stupid of him to react like that. It's not he wasn't expecting the doorbell to ring. It's not like he's going to be surprised that it's Snooze on the other side of the door. Mitz sighs at himself and gets the door before anyone else can (though his dad does hover at the door to the dining room). He means to say hi when he sees Snooze, but he gets too distracted trying to figure out how one person can look so good and still claim to be human. There is no way Snooze is a normal human boy. Mostly Mitz just stares.

Jason raises a single eyebrow at the middle distance. That's kind of the worst kind of bully, sunshine. (Hey, that's not the worst thing anyone's ever said about Dick. He smiles.)

Damian lifts a shoulder. He physically cannot do anything but play it cool. "What do you have in mind?"
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Post by nocturnalie on Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:06 am

Snooze smooths his hand down his vest (because of course he's wearing a vest), mostly to occupy his hands because he wants to reach out and play with Mitz's hair. There's gentle, controlled curls to it, and it looks so soft and shiny. He drops his eyes back to Mitz's face and smiled at him. "Good evening. Am I early?"

Yeah. Yeah, Jerel figured that one out kind of too late for him to apologise to most of his school chums, but in time -- barely -- to save his relationship with his brother. So that's something. Twelve step programs do tend to work out sometimes. (And here Jerel thought he was being totally smooth, he teases.)

Colin looks over his shoulder at his roommate, then down at the dance invitation in his hand. He offers it to Damian, sticking his hand out before he can talk himself out of it. "Want to help me find something to wear for this thing? I've got a little bit of my pocket money saved up, I want to get a new shirt. Let's go for a walk? Do you think?" He's literally only got a few dollars, but there's some good op shops around, and Colin's always kind of tickled dragging Damian into new worlds.
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Post by sinistra_blache on Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:20 am

"Uh," Mitz mirrors Snooze's motion and smooths his shirt down a little. "No? No. Not at all." He looks behind him to catch his father's head disappear into the kitchen again. He probably thinks he's being sneaky. Mitz sighs. "Come in? I'm...sorry. It's kind of messy. Mother's in the middle of a book and dad's--doing something. So there's a lot of research material around. Just, just, I don't know, just step around it." He sighs again and walks through the piles of books and papers, leading Snooze into the living room.

Jason sucks his teeth. Yeah, well. Sometimes just the apology can do wonders. Sometimes that's all anyone really wants. Fuck knows Jason gets that. He looks at Jerel, kind of hard. He's not here to give Jerel any absolution for his crap in a past life. If Jerel fucked up, then it's Jerel's issue. But he likes the idea of someone actually taking the steps. (Who says he's wasn't?)

Damian takes the invitation and looks it over. It's--childish. That's his first thought. Nothing like the invitations to galas and other events that he and his father receive almost daily. But he doesn't let that show on his face. He nods instead and moves out of the way, indicating he's ready to go if Colin is. "What do you have in mind? Do you know what your date is wearing?"
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Post by nocturnalie on Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:33 pm

Snooze follows Mitz, close on his heels and stepping where Mitz does. The piles of papers look precarious. He would have thought two researchers would have better organisational skills. Romana keeps her work spotless and restrained. "It must be interesting," he offers. "Do you help at all or do yiu try to stay out of the way?"

Jerel's working on his own absolution, don't worry. Yeah you know, the hardest part about the program is figuring out how to accept the religious part of it. He still doesn't believe in God, still doesn't think a higher power can return him to salvation. For Jerel it's a, well,  a lower power. His own power. You know? Only he can save himself in the end. (He's not as good at smooth as he used to be.)

"Date?" Colin steps out of the bedroom into the hall with Damian and pulls the door closed so his roommate doesn't hear the rest. His cheeks are flaming. "No, I'm just going to go stag. That's how you say it, right?"
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:26 am

"I used to help a lot when I was a kid," Mitz replies, motioning for Snooze to sit down. The couch and chairs are all clean of papers or books. Most of the living room is clean, actually. Someone must have cleared up for the company arriving. Interesting. "But that was when Mother was writing her parenting books? So I think it was pretty much my job to help."

Jason cocks his head. That's very...fallen-Catholic of him. (Dick thinks Jerel is smooth as silk. Every one of his lines worked on Dick, anyway.)

Damian smiles mildly. "That is how you say it, yes," he nods once. "But if it's a dance then you need a date."
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by nocturnalie on Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:27 pm

Snooze sits on the couch, tucks himself into the corner without thinking. He would surely have permission to take up all the space he wants, but he's just been trained -- new place, new things, be small. "Your mother wrote books on parenting you? That must be strange. Do you ever re-read them?" He wishes he could ask his people what he was like as a child.

Fallen Jewish, maybe. Jerel's lip quirks. Yeah, the program's not so interdenominational as all that. Pretty Christian-based. Still, God's God, and Jerel's got as much loyalty for one God as he does for the next, which is to say, not much, since believing or not believing has done him about the same amount of good all around. (They're only lines if they get bought. Jerel's pretty sure Dick never bought any of his lines. Dick's more the type to see through them and, y'know, like Jerel anyway, rather than because of the lines. That's how Jerel sees him, anyway.)

Colin wrinkles his nose up. "There's --" only one person I'd want to go with, "--no one here at the orphanage I want to go with. It's okay, really. I just want to go and hang out and listen to the music, really, it's not like I'll be dancing or anything."
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:40 am

Mitz rubs his hand through his hair, messing it up all over again and not realising in the slightest, and sits quickly down on the floor in front of Snooze. "Me and my brother tried to read one of them once," he says, then shrugs. "It's...it's not like she's ever /wrong/, y'know? So. But weird to read whole chapters about, uh, y'know, like my brother potty training and my, uh, my year copying my favorite books onto the walls with crayons." He shrugs again and looks down at the floor.

No, no, Jason kind of figured Jerel was Jewish. It's the way he talks about himself. Jason waves his hand. Whatever. But they way he was talking, that's more fallen Catholic. Not looking for absolution after all, working on himself in his own way. It weird, yeah? Because a lot of folk from different arms of Christianity look to Judaism for control over their absolution, but here Jerel is. Jason pats down his jacket and pulls out a cigarette, lights it, and then offers Jerel the pack. Sorry, sunshine. Jason might have a couple of opinions about religions. (There's always a person serving the line, gorgeous. It's not hard to see them. Especially when it's Jerel.)

Damian shakes his head. "Then you will be standing. No. You must have a dance partner," he says with finality. "It's one of the rules."
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by nocturnalie on Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:34 am

Snooze easily slides down off the couch to sit with Mitz on the floor. "That would certainly be strange," he says, after a moment. He's speaking quietly in case Mitz's mother is around to hear. "That does not sound like parenting so much as observing."

To be honest -- Jerel takes the cig without really thinking, even though he's really trying to kick all his bad habits -- what Jerel knows about religion could fit inside a paper bag, and he's got it mostly from pamphlets he's picked up at meetings and the occasional class he actually went to at school, and of course, the way people talk about it at meetings. It's the third step, turn over your life to God, and Jerel kind of waffled around it. Makes him feel all dishonest, but honestly, belief in a higher power's never done anything for him. A higher power isn't here and now. Can't help him here and now. Can only reward him or punish him after his life. Jerel's looking for -- right here, right now, something tangible and real and honestly making a difference in his life. And that's himself. (Dick's just so damn beautiful. He's such a good -- he's so -- Jerel is just so damn happy to know Dick.)

Colin swallows around the lump in his throat. So will you go with me, so will you go with me, will you go with me, I want you to go with me runs around and around his head, building up force and pressure like it's just going to burst out of his mouth. What ends up coming out is, "Who would go with me?"
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:02 pm

"No, no, no," Mitz shakes his head quickly. "There was parenting tips and stuff. It's more--okay, she was more documenting the psychological change and quirks that we exhibited at early ages, and how she would suggest dealing with them for any other parent who, uh, had the same problems. With their children."

Jason looks at Jerel for a long moment. Jason's been clinically dead, you know. For longer than most have any reason to be and still come back from. He doesn't remember any light. He doesn't remember any sense of peace or pain or whatever. But right here, where they are, alive and full of peace and pain and everything in-between? That's where you need shit like religion. Give you some lines to follow, or at least draw parallel. Look back into Judaism, sunshine. Sounds like it's actually what he's looking for. Maybe don't go full turning his life over because don't do that shit for anything or anyone. But he's looking for hands on? Then maybe he'll be okay with what he started out with. He shakes his head. Actually, y'know, whatever. It's up to Jerel, obviously, and he feels how he feels. Doesn't matter. Jason's just not so quick to throw religion, and its moral or psychological safety nets, to the wind. That's just how he is. (Dick beams and glows. Yeah? Thanks. That means the world.)

Damian opens his mouth--then closes it. He shrugs. "You are more than acceptable as a suitable date for anyone you may choose," he says, clunky and overly formal, not meeting Colin's gaze. "Especially considering you will have the added benefit of a Wayne dressing you for the event. But I'm sure I can help in another way. With your date. If you so wish."
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by nocturnalie on Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:14 pm

Snooze gives Mitz a little smile. "I cannot truly imagine you being a problem child."

Jerel sucks on the cig for a moment, then gives Jason a tiny little crooked grin. Time for Jerel to go back to schule (school), you think? He's thought about it. He just doesn't know if he's ready to make the leap and look into it. It's kind of intimidating to do it alone. Anyway, Jerel already completely turned his life over once. It probably looks like he did it for Dick, but he thinks he did it for himself. He thinks. He's still figuring it out, but he wants to think he did it for himself. (Jerel slides his fingers along Dick's jaw and can't help but beam right back at him. Look at that. Dick's just shining with happiness. That's really something.)

"You can? I mean, you will?" Colin perks up, but his stomach is still twisted tight. "What -- what -- how?"
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:37 am

Mitz screws his face into a kind of smile. "Uh. No? Not, not 'problem child'. Probably more like 'child with problems'? I don't know," he shrugs again. "I haven't reread the books lately. Maybe I'd understand them more now and would be able to talk about it better."

Look. This is going to sound a little full-on, but just think about it before replying okay? Jason takes a breath. He's seen first-hand the healing power of Dick Grayson's belief in a person. Thing about it is, even if Jerel did everything for Dick? Since Dick just wants the fucking best for everyone, especially Jerel, it really just loops around into Jerel doing it for himself. That's just how it is. (With love, gorgeous. He's shining with love.)

Damian hesitates, then his face sets with determination. "It will be a surprise. Hopefully one you will like."
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by nocturnalie on Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:32 pm

Snooze knocks his knee into Mitz's only lightly. "Maybe. I imagine it would be strange, though. Like a family photo album, but scientific. And knowing that strangers have read those words." He shook his head. "Is it odd?"

Yeah, that makes a certain kind of sense. Jerel thinks if maybe it started out as Jerel wanting to be a better person, a good person, someone worthy of Dick's attention, it still had the desired result, right? He still became that better person, and he found himself enjoying being that better person, he found other benefits. Dick's probably the catalyst. (Jerel's face goes all soft, even softer than before, and he wraps his arms around Dick's neck and tugs him forward into a hug, but with their foreheads pressed together, so he can keep looking into Dick's face. Yeah. With love.)

Colin's grin is crooked, all up on one side, because he's giving Damian such a curious look even as he grins. "Okay... am I allowed to ask about the surprise? Like what kind of surprise?"
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:09 am

Mitz grins and laughs a little. "No. I mean. ...I don't know? No, it isn't," his grin fades slightly as he starts to look more confused and serious. "I think--I think maybe just /we're/ odd. I think that's it. It's, I mean, we seemed pretty normal to me until I started to go to school. So now I know what normal looks like. But I still don't think it's that odd? I just know that it is."

It's a pattern when it comes to life around Dick. Jerel'll get used to seeing that as time goes on, trust Jason on that. (I can think of nothing that will further this, which is a tangent anyway, but MY GOD IT'S CUTE)

Damian shakes his head. "I cannot tell you," he says. "I know that any amount of hinting will give away the surprise. I would like it to be a good surprise. ...it will be good." He pauses. "It will mean you can go dancing at your dance. That is all I will say."
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by nocturnalie on Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:39 pm

Snooze shrugs. "I think everyone is odd at home. Everyone at school tries very, very hard to look normal, because there is some standard of normal that we all aspire to." Snooze wrinkles his nose a little. "It took a long time for me to stop coming up with stories and lies about my home life. I think this is the first school I have attended where I have simply told the truth." Perhaps because the truth is now a nice thing, now that he has Romana.

Jerel's kind of looking forward to it. It's nice watching someone make others' lives better, rather than worse, you know? Jerel's been a witness to a hell of a lot of things, Jason knows that. It's nice to be witness to Dick. (they're so /saaaaaaaaappy/)

Colin smiles, brightly, suddenly knowing, believing, without doubt, that Damian will show up in a tux the night of the dance and accompany Colin. "Well. In that case, I guess you and I better find me a really good shirt to wear, right? My pants are pretty good, don't really need new pants, but I need a nice shirt. Right?"
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:45 am

Mitz smiles because Snooze is trying very hard to make everything okay and Mitz appreciates that. "I think if me or my brother told the truth about growing up with a bunch of books written about us while we were potty-training then everything would explode at school," he snickers, hoping to get that wrinkle out of Snooze's nose. He looks around. "I guess we should go into the dining room? I guess. We could just hide in here."

Jesus Christ, way to get stars in your eyes. (uggggggggh dorks)

"If you like," Damian smiles mildly at Colin's change in demeanour. "It shouldn't be hard to find you a good shirt. Do you know what you like?"
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by nocturnalie on Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:53 pm

"Whatever you like," Snooze offers, nudging Mitz's knees with his own. "Do you think your parents are waiting outside the door, trying to hear what we are saying?"

Jerel shakes his head, but he's still grinning. He's not blinded by them.

Colin picks at his tee-shirt, all that good humour falling away into a frown. "I guess if I'm supposed to look nice then, like, a white button-up, right? I don't know if I like it, but I don't really know -- I mean, I don't know." He scrubs his hands over his face. He gives Damian a little grin. "What kind of shirts do you like?"
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:29 pm

Mitz smiles and shakes his head. "I think you, you're, you might be mistaking my parents for people who are, y'know, adorable," he snorts. "...Jerel might be listening. But if my parents--well, if my mother wanted to know what we were saying, she'd ask. My dad wouldn't think to wonder about that kind of thing." 

Yuh-huh. Riiight. It's really looking like Jerel can see clear and star-free from here, that's for sure. 

Damian's eyebrows raise. No-one's really asked him that before. He just wears what is fashionable when at events and armour that works while allowing him full range of movement when he's on patrol. "I suppose I am fond of black shirts," he says slowly, talking while thinking about it. "Black shirts with bright ties. I would wear yellow. But that is not really--it is a very intimidating fashion move. A white shirt is much more inviting."
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by nocturnalie on Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:35 pm

Snooze considers it for a moment. "Should we sneak up to the door and try to see? Or should we make a lot of noise and give anyone who might be there the opportunity to duck away and engage in another innocent activity?"

Hey, it sounds like Jason's pretty starry himself. Doesn't have to be a bad thing.

"I think I'm probably not very intimidating like this," Colin grins, gesturing to himself as normal, no venom enhancements. "You always look good with yellow bits of, like, flair. Is there a colour I look good in? I guess not red, it'd probably clash." He runs his hand through his hair.
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:59 am

Mitz's smile turns a whole lot softer because it's ridiculously sweet of Snooze to actually think of these things. "We should just go. Right? And if anyone's there, by which I mean if my brother is being a spying jerk, then they can move or not and it's up to them. But we should probably--I mean, it's a dinner, right? So we should, uh. Y'know. Dinner. Eat." 

Jason's the furthest from that kind of shit. He's a realist. And no-one said it was bad, but sure as hell no-one said it was good. 

Damian watches Colin's fingers move through his hair and answers without a second thought. "Green," he says, no hint of space for an argument in his tone. He can just imagine Colin with his hair combed and styled, wearing a black suit with green accents, maybe an emerald tie.
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by nocturnalie on Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:27 pm

Snooze stands up and offers Mitz his hand up. He is pleased with himself for eliciting that smile from Mitz. "Right. I am always in favour of eating food. Really, this is the best possible way you could have gotten me here."

So long as it doesn't get out of hand, Jerel doesn't think there's going to be a problem with him looking at his boyfriend and smiling every time he does.

Colin's bitten lip turns into a crooked grin. "Green? Okay," he agrees, easy and pleased, and maybe tipping a little bit towards a blush. Damian sure answered quickly, like he'd thought about it before. "Yeah, let's see how that looks."
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Re: [rl!verse] Pretend Dating 1.0.

Post by sinistra_blache on Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:27 am

Mitz takes Snooze's hand, pulls himself up to standing, then compulsively fixes his hair and smoothes his clothes. "Yeah, uh, about that," Mitz says, looking down while he tries to tidy himself. "I dunno how enjoyable the food's going to be? I don't know who cooked. Or if, uh, any of us can cook? I don't know what we're eating. But it smells like there's food? Anyway. Let's go." 

Ew, gross. 

"It will look perfect," Damian states. He lifts his shoulder. "But I understand if you need to be convinced." As they walk out of the orphanage and out onto the street, Damian looks around. "Would you prefer to walk or shall I call for the car?"
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