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Reybama ([personal profile] circumitus) wrote2012-12-20 05:13 pm

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constructum: (look)

[TEXT]

[personal profile] constructum 2012-09-13 07:08 am (UTC)(link)
Did you go to the party?
constructum: (humor you)

[TEXT]

[personal profile] constructum 2012-09-13 07:18 am (UTC)(link)
The one people are going to.
Edgeworths thing.
constructum: (elegant)

[TEXT]

[personal profile] constructum 2012-09-13 07:22 am (UTC)(link)
so, doesn't mean you can't go.
constructum: (well)

[TEXT]

[personal profile] constructum 2012-09-13 07:30 am (UTC)(link)
most dont.
but others would be there, right?
constructum: (look)

[TEXT]

[personal profile] constructum 2012-09-13 07:47 am (UTC)(link)
i'm with you.
should almost take bets on what happens there though.
constructum: (look)

[TEXT]

[personal profile] constructum 2012-09-13 07:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Something to do?
And it's honestly just a figment of speech, you know?
I wouldn't seriously be taking bets.
constructum: (look)

[TEXT]

[personal profile] constructum 2012-09-15 05:03 am (UTC)(link)
Really, Rey, we're on a ship in space, I'm not making it my mission to start gossip here.
I'm just trying to talk to you.
constructum: (lets all sit here and add it up)

[TEXT]

[personal profile] constructum 2012-09-17 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
apparently not.
one day you are going to learn to be a bit more social, rey.
hopefully i get to see it. :/
constructum: (look)

text;

[personal profile] constructum 2012-10-04 06:10 pm (UTC)(link)
hey
i just wanted to check and see if you were okay.
constructum: (calmly talking)

text;

[personal profile] constructum 2012-10-08 03:08 pm (UTC)(link)
that's good to hear.
and i'm managing.
i'm not dead, so that's a good thing.
if you need anything, you know where to find me though, right?
tofindthesun: (ᴋɪss ᴍᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ᴋɪʟʟ ᴍᴇ.)

voice. backdated to the 13thhhh

[personal profile] tofindthesun 2013-01-17 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
..Rey, I believe it was. Should your interest hold still in the proposed scouting party, Security would like to inspect our equipment and preparations ere we leave.
tofindthesun: (ᴡᴇ sᴛᴏʟᴇ ᴏᴜʀ ɴᴇᴡ ʟɪᴠᴇs.)

voice.

[personal profile] tofindthesun 2013-01-18 09:27 am (UTC)(link)
[socializing!! ...sort of!!]

Within the hour, if possible. The sooner we leave, the sooner we may find what we seek.
handelaar: (worried who's worried)

voice;

[personal profile] handelaar 2013-02-19 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
Where are you.

[Because the answer is not, apparently, at her camp. He's standing in it and there's no Rey to be found.]
handelaar: (damn it why)

text;

[personal profile] handelaar 2013-02-19 04:49 am (UTC)(link)
[Godverdomme. He cuts that and worriedly jabs his way through a text message.]

Try again
handelaar: (gimme a light)

text;

[personal profile] handelaar 2013-02-19 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
[... yeah, that's kind of what he's thinking. And thus:]

Gardens: Y or N

[If that doesn't work he is going to chuck his comms into a nearby tree.]
handelaar: (moving along now)

[accidental] video gj ned + text;

[personal profile] handelaar 2013-02-19 06:40 am (UTC)(link)
[Or maybe he chucks his comms into a tree anyway. Just. Not hard enough to get it stuckin the tree. Which means hey, suddenly there's tilted video of what would presumably be him standing there being huffy, if it was possible to see anything above his knee.

Ten seconds later he stalks over, picks it up - blinks. Oh. Hi Rey. Maybe.]


Prob'ly not getting this anyway.

[He's totally muttering to the device, doesn't even attempt to center the feed before he cuts it off.]

When the network isn't fucked I need to know where you are
Don't come here though. Supposed to stay where we are
handelaar: (damn it why)

text;

[personal profile] handelaar 2013-02-20 04:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[He has no idea what the hell 10-1 means or if it's supposed to be part of a bigger number - passenger number? - huffs and rucks a hand through his hair before deciding to give up on it.]

Nevermind
Be careful
handelaar: (let's get down to business)

BACKDATED TO 5EVER AGO; voice

[personal profile] handelaar 2013-04-29 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Need you.
handelaar: (why the hell is austria already here)

[personal profile] handelaar 2013-04-30 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
[There's an obvious pause - whatever he was expecting, immediate compliance wasn't it.]

Uh. Medbay. My locker.
handelaar: (Default)

I've been the same sob

[personal profile] handelaar 2013-05-08 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"... okay."

And click. That was. Way too easy. He's half expecting for the lift to malfunction between the Gardens and Medbay, dump him in the middle of the ship, or for something else entirely to go wrong... but it doesn't. Twenty minutes later and he's standing outside of his locker, shifting from foot to foot and contemplating a cigarette.
handelaar: (derpa derpa let's play chill)

[personal profile] handelaar 2013-05-19 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
That's fine with him; he just launches right into it, fairly confident that if he lays out all of the pieces Rey will be able to see where she fits into his planning.

"Need to keep a mask from someone. Think it's better if - I don't know where it is."

What she thinks about it, of course, he doesn't know. But the question is there, between his frown and the curious way he's watching for her reaction.
logicunlocked: (Talk it out)

[personal profile] logicunlocked 2013-09-15 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey, hey, you available? 'Cause I'm here, and I think—'here' is the bar, by the way. I'm here and I can save you a drink if you want to come down. You could use a drink right?

[ Yes, this is the audio equivalent to a drunk text. This is what happens when a man decides drinking until he passes out is a good way to finally get some sleep. ]
logicunlocked: (Are you sure?)

[personal profile] logicunlocked 2013-09-16 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)
What? I'm not drunk.

[ Well. Maybe a little tipsy. ]
logicunlocked: (Making a point)

[personal profile] logicunlocked 2013-09-18 12:50 am (UTC)(link)
Eleventh floor. I'm tending bar.
leaps: (pic#6728496)

voice, TOP GUN ENCRYPTIONS 95% ( backdated to a few days post-cyllene )

[personal profile] leaps 2013-09-17 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
You make it back alright?
leaps: (pic#6728567)

voice, TOP GUN ENCRYPTIONS 95%

[personal profile] leaps 2013-09-18 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
Tired.

[ there's a beat, then sulu sighs. ]

You go through medical? I've been told to get myself down there a couple times.
leaps: (pic#6728568)

voice, TOP GUN ENCRYPTIONS 95%

[personal profile] leaps 2013-09-19 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
How bad was the injury?

[ everyone bosses sulu around that's just how it goes rey ]
leaps: (Near death experience.)

voice, TOP GUN ENCRYPTIONS 95%

[personal profile] leaps 2013-09-23 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
Just?

[ sulu sounds so horrified ]
leaps: (Hmph.)

voice, TOP GUN ENCRYPTIONS 95%

[personal profile] leaps 2013-09-23 03:46 am (UTC)(link)
You should go to medical. They might be able to...I don't know. Make a prosthetic.
leaps: (pic#6728588)

voice, TOP GUN ENCRYPTIONS 95%

[personal profile] leaps 2013-09-24 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
It doesn't. I know that.

[ it's hard to explain. sulu's all jacked up over his own hands, part of this is projecting, and part of it is that he really can't imagine losing fingers. ]

I don't know how you're so calm about it.
leaps: (pic#6728587)

voice, TOP GUN ENCRYPTIONS 95%

[personal profile] leaps 2013-09-24 08:53 pm (UTC)(link)
How could you forget?

[ sulu never did. ]

It might help. They should at least look at your hand, make sure the damage isn't going to cripple it.
leaps: (Default)

voice, TOP GUN ENCRYPTIONS 95%

[personal profile] leaps 2013-10-19 11:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Good.

[ because he doesn't know what to say about the memories. it's a weird thing, that. ]

If you need anything, you can call me.
darkart: (of all that binds and ties)

[personal profile] darkart 2014-08-01 05:51 am (UTC)(link)
This is Professor Severus Snape; I'm not sure if you remember me. [ Either from that one weird time in the gardens, or in passing with recon-- Rey's even less inclined to mingling than he is, he's noticed. ] I'd like to talk to you about your experiences during the last recon mission. If you'd rather not I understand.
darkart: (i get by now)

[personal profile] darkart 2014-08-01 06:04 am (UTC)(link)
Most of it pertains to your memory loss - what happened before and after as close as you can get, and if anything's come back to you.

[ If she remembers him then great; right down to business. ]
darkart: (resurrection needs your death)

[personal profile] darkart 2014-08-01 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
You don't need to apologize. This situation is wildly out of anyone's control.

Do you remember sending a distress signal?
darkart: (pray until your number)

[personal profile] darkart 2014-08-01 07:12 am (UTC)(link)
Various passengers received them from field ops. No one I've spoken to has remembered actually sending one yet.

[ Until now??? ]
darkart: (i don't need you)

[personal profile] darkart 2014-08-01 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
Yes. They were different person to person except for the line '(You) have to come help.'

I can find yours if you like.
darkart: (that she still lives)

[personal profile] darkart 2014-08-01 07:48 am (UTC)(link)
[ Severus has heard all of the ones shared with Nathan, having been involved pointedly, but it's nice to have a direct copy. ]

Do the circumstances surrounding the transmission sound familiar to something you saw out in the halls? In a recreated area?
darkart: (you've got your hell's teeth)

[personal profile] darkart 2014-08-01 08:12 am (UTC)(link)
It's all right. Thank you for speaking to me.

I've offered the same to a few other field ops - I can get you a paper journal if you'd like to have it to write in; some find it easier than only having the network.
darkart: (they'll all hate you)

i see you not sleeping

[personal profile] darkart 2014-08-01 08:29 am (UTC)(link)
Of course. Do you still stay in the gardens?
darkart: (never leave me)

i helped by also falling asleep

[personal profile] darkart 2014-08-01 07:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I didn't think garden residents were included in the relocation mandate.
darkart: (and burn and forge)

[personal profile] darkart 2014-08-01 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
It's your choice, ultimately.
darkart: (it was regret not an apology)

surprise

[personal profile] darkart 2014-11-11 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
What in the bleeding hell is happening with Shepard?

[ Rey you've been here forever hELP ]
darkart: (i am owned by death)

QQ

[personal profile] darkart 2014-11-11 02:17 am (UTC)(link)
Different faces, different memories, same identity, death joke upon arrival? Surely that's pushing it.
darkart: (i get by now)

[personal profile] darkart 2014-11-11 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
But has this happened? After someone's been killed here.
darkart: (that she still lives)

[personal profile] darkart 2014-11-11 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
That suggests nightmarish possibilities for how this place can impact other worlds.
darkart: (soon you'll attain)

[personal profile] darkart 2014-11-12 09:22 am (UTC)(link)
Fucking hell clones should at least look alike.

[ Severus is not Mad At Rey, he is just shouting into the void in her general direction. SORRY REY ]
darkart: (the fuck am i holding)

[personal profile] darkart 2014-11-12 10:32 am (UTC)(link)
[ She can't hear the more colorful, wizardy swearing he does. Mordred's rotting corpse and circles of hell and etcetera. He's not even really that emotionally fixated, it's just rEALly FRuStrATing and his face was recently mostly stabbed off and for whatever reason, he feels fine about having a fit at Rey, possibly because she seems like she'd just continue to stare at him like he's a particularly vocal but not very interesting hat stand. ]

All right.
darkart: (your bitter stories)

[personal profile] darkart 2014-11-12 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, fine. It's just a bloody headache.
pushfall: (Default)

incoming mirror phonecall | backdated during plot shenanigans

[personal profile] pushfall 2014-11-21 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
[ At some point in time, Claire procures the little mirror that has been so helpful in these dark times and pings its twin to check on Rey, as has been requested of her. Her hair is still a little damp from showering, but she's clean and fresh faced, and that's what counts. ]

Hello? Rey? Are you there?
pushfall: (⚕ the chance to be someone)

:>>>

[personal profile] pushfall 2014-11-21 05:06 am (UTC)(link)
[ In the mirror, Claire doesn't shake her head, but she does incline it to the side, a bit. ]

Filling in for Lily, actually. My name's Claire. [ Please insert tiny, stupid wave here. ] How are you doing?
pushfall: (Default)

[personal profile] pushfall 2014-11-21 02:44 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Claire nods, pressing her lips into a thin smile. Circumstances obviously aren't ideal, but she's pleased to hear that nothing has taken a turn for the worse all the same. ]

It's better than the alternative, definitely. Do you need anything?
pushfall: (⚕ and keep my whole lovely you)

[personal profile] pushfall 2014-11-21 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I was thinking more along the lines of a snack, but - [ In the frame of her mirror, her head turns and shows the underside of her chin and jaw. Someone says something, though not to her, and Claire looks back once the distraction has passed. ] - I could always go and get it for you, if you think it'll make things more bearable.
pushfall: (Default)

[personal profile] pushfall 2014-11-22 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
Seriously, it's not that big of a deal.

[ Her tone is helpful, at the very least, so speak now or forever hold your peace, Rey. Meanwhile, the suggestion of instant soup earns Claire a wrinkled nose. ]

I don't have any beer on hand. Come to think of it, I don't really have much of anything on hand, but I could probably find something other than instant soup. And some water.
pushfall: (⚕ bite chunks out of me)

[personal profile] pushfall 2014-11-22 06:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[ She's already getting up, and she moves with the elegance of someone who is not very sore but who is very, very tired, which is to say she stands and immediately turns and walks right into a rolling storage container, little sounds of plastic tinkering against each other as Claire curses under her breath. ]

Second deck, room fourteen. Got it. If I find a Chinese place that delivers, I'll send them your way. You can cover the tip, right?

[ She smiles, trying to inject some levity into what is undoubtedly a very stressful situation. Medbay is mayhem. Rey might be able to catch a glimpse or two of it as Claire navigates with the mirror in her palm. She'll certainly be able to hear it. A couple of times, Claire is stopped to chat with someone about something, but after several minutes of jostling around, she's free of the throng. ]

Claire's face returns to the mirror. I'm going to put this in my pocket for a while. Just ping me if you need anything, okay?
pushfall: (Default)

wow great html up there self

[personal profile] pushfall 2014-11-24 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
[ It's some time before Claire tries the mirror again. She appears on one of the lifts, cagey and with dark circles under her eyes. It's quiet, which is as disconcerting as it is a relief. The last time she was in a lift was not necessarily the best. She's hardly eager to repeat the experience. ]

What am I looking for, exactly?
pushfall: (⚕ vowels vow to hold your name)

[personal profile] pushfall 2014-11-24 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
I do, actually. I was a child of the nineties.

[ Which may or may not have meaning, but it's out of her mouth before she has the thought to drag it back. She leans into the corner of the lift, trying to look alert. ]
pushfall: (⚕ human i'm trying to come clean)

[personal profile] pushfall 2014-11-25 02:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[ The corridor on her end is thankfully deserted, though she can hear - and, as a result, Rey probably can, too -the distant rumblings of loud conversation and moving feet. Claire looks back into the mirror. ]

Hold on again. I'll be back.

[ And then she pockets the mirror in order to navigate with more concentration. It's several minutes before she returns, and she's back in the lift when she does. Several minutes to reach Rey's room and determine that the place is too burnt out even for a regen to pick through and several more to determine whether or not she wants to be frank about what's happened. She decides to lie. ]

I can't get to it, I'm sorry. [ To be fair, she really does sound apologetic. ] There's a group of people close by.
pushfall: (⚕ the shadow burns across)

[personal profile] pushfall 2014-11-27 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Claire looks like she very much disagrees with that, but stamps out the urge to spell out why, exactly, she's unable to bring anything back with her. She isn't sure what Rey's reaction would be or how she might take it, and like the rest of them, Claire assumes that she's already been put through enough. ]

When I get back I'll bring you some water and something to eat. I know a bottle of water won't play music, but - [ She cuts herself off and then jams one of the buttons on the lift. ] Actually, I have an idea. Do you know how to play Bullshit?
pushfall: (⚕ hold the city to your ears)

[personal profile] pushfall 2014-11-28 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
That's the one. [ She's getting off at medbay and will spend, probably, an unnecessary amount of time digging through offices until she's able to find a deck of playing cards. There's one in her room, but the dogs have been stored away and she doesn't want to rile them, draw attention, not when people are still combing around, looking for victims. ] We could play, for a little while.
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2014-12-08 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
Hello?
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2014-12-09 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
My name is Joshua. Do you know where you are currently transmitting from?
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2014-12-11 05:21 am (UTC)(link)
Where you are transmitting from on the Tranquility, yes. I'd like to know who I'm speaking to.
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2014-12-14 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not planning an ambush, no. I'm simply attempting to gather information about living on the ship.
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2014-12-21 07:05 am (UTC)(link)
I find it interesting and do not know a lot about it. That is my 'why', as you say.

Your scrutiny is logical. After so many jumps you must be wary of newcomers.
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2014-12-21 07:52 am (UTC)(link)
Since the first jump? What was the beginning like for you, would you say?
Edited 2014-12-21 07:55 (UTC)
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2014-12-21 08:17 am (UTC)(link)
And you say that you remember the first jump, now? How do you recall subsequent jumps?
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2014-12-27 05:58 am (UTC)(link)
Were you unaware of your own name after each jump? I'm not sure I understand fully, I'm afraid.

Are the jumps the reason why you are wary of newcomers, as you call them?
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2015-01-03 08:39 am (UTC)(link)
I see. And you would say this doesn't happen often with your crew?
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2015-01-04 06:53 am (UTC)(link)
Either, or both.
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2015-01-07 08:08 am (UTC)(link)
Most come with their own memories, I see. Have you yet discerned the cause as to why your memories were affected differently? It sounds difficult.

Outsiders? What sort of persons of outsiders, would you say? I only know that it can be dangerous, to engage in contact with unknown parties from deep space.
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2015-01-08 07:35 am (UTC)(link)
Do you know how it is that you arrived on the Tranquility? It does not seem, to me, that you knew about it before your arrival. Is this true? If you would like to share your story I would be very pleased to listen to it.

Your crewmates remain unknown to you? Remain dangerous?
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2015-01-08 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Captain Ward? And this is a person who is not from your own crew? Is he still your captain? The name Resnik is familiar to me, although it is a rather common name on certain locations. Do you know more about this Resnik?

Red, you say? As in - I am simply using this for illustration, please do not panic - red?
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2015-01-11 07:20 am (UTC)(link)
[A pause, about the same length in time as hers.]

Is it certain that Devon and Dominic remain on the ship? And of the captain, Jason?
Insane, you say. Does this assessment also include the three persons mentioned previous -- or is it that you believe they have been made exempt, as it could be said, from the memory loss that you experienced in your first jump?

An unknown and dangerous 'presence' aboard the ship that uses the color red, you would say. I apologise, again, but red? I am not sure I understand fully what a 'presence' is. How does this red presence manifest?
Edited (punctuation is hard) 2015-01-11 07:21 (UTC)
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2015-01-13 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
I see. What do you think about this claim of his?

Would you say that this 'red presence' is from your original crew as well? If so, that is -- inadvisable. Red is only used for emergencies, you see. What are the types of messages distributed by this red contact?
eripui: (Default)

[personal profile] eripui 2015-01-17 10:13 am (UTC)(link)
That is an understandable take on your situation, from what I have ascertained. To remain light of spirit through the events you have been put through must be hard to accomplish indeed. How are you faring?

There is no record of an artificial intelligence aboard the Tranquility that I am aware of. Your crew's assumptions may be correct, though it's hard to say without further information.

Extensive knowledge of Greek mythology from Earth, you say to mean? That is quite unheard of. I, myself, cannot say I know much at all about such quite ancient history.
Edited (WHOOPSIE ty much) 2015-01-19 07:53 (UTC)
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[personal profile] eripui 2015-01-23 06:29 am (UTC)(link)
Still alive, is all? Are your conditions that dire?

On the walls? That is also quite unheard of.

What is your home, if it is not the Tranquility?
fullmoon: (pic#7740739)

text.

[personal profile] fullmoon 2015-02-05 06:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello. My name is Remus. Sorry to bother you, but I've looked through the network & only found two 001s left. I was wondering if you remember anything about the first jump cycle or about Tansei Station. Lina & Joshua didn't have it on their list of places where the ship has been connected to massacres & Resnik couldn't/wouldn't tell me if anything about it might have been different.
fullmoon: (Default)

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[personal profile] fullmoon 2015-02-08 05:47 pm (UTC)(link)
You didn't dock at Arima, either, did you? Maybe the ship was further away from Tansei. I don't know how to tell except by asking how long the shuttle rides were, and unless Tyke was one of the people who went along, we might be out of luck.

The timing of it could make sense. Smiley didn't put in an appearance until 003. William's archive doesn't show anything weird happening until then.

Joshua said the conditions of the corpses varied and something was odd about the times of death. It made me think of what the 'bad' nanites tried to do to us. You all had the tattoos from the beginning, though, correct? I suppose if the nanites are connected to everything else that's gone wrong they could still be what's killing people, and before 003 they hadn't gone wrong yet.
fullmoon: (pic#8488108)

text.

[personal profile] fullmoon 2015-02-11 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, thank Merlin for :).

What were the symptoms the first time? Joshua said that the cause of death varied, or the bodies were at least in varied condition when they were found. He didn't go into detail. They might have been altered like ours would have been if the nanites had killed us, or they might have all gone mad from something completely unrelated to nanites and killed one another in creative ways.

Or Joshua could be full of shite.

I'll ask Tyke what she remembers. If there are only two of you left, you could be gone soon. We should make sure anything anyone remembers from the earlier cycles that isn't already on the network is documented.
fullmoon: (pic#8256456)

text.

[personal profile] fullmoon 2015-02-11 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Christ.

[ Cursing like a muggle means he means it. ]

It isn't on us. No one could have known until now. & if the disease affected everyone the same way, it probably isn't the cause. Joshua said the causes of death were all different or unexplained. I think they would recognise something like that as an illness even if they didn't know what sort or how to cure it.

It's also possible that they're the ones killing anyone we come into contact with. Maybe no one died at Tansei because it was before anyone knew what had happened to the ship.

It's possible it's all a lie & everyone is fine.

I'm worried we might stop again before we know for certain.
fullmoon: (pic#8488106)

text.

[personal profile] fullmoon 2015-02-12 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
Where are you looking?

Can I help?
servator: (Default)

voice;

[personal profile] servator 2015-04-01 03:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Rey; it's Shepard. Haven't heard from you since all this started.

We're headed to get the survivors out. Just... be careful out there, alright? And let me know if you get this. And if you need help.
foundafamily: (pic#6109012)

[text/warning for threats of violence]

[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-04-27 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
[Text, after the jump]

Are you back yet? Are you okay?

[Several similar messages follow]

[Text, a little later]

Rey Did somebody take this from you?

Whoevers reading this if you took this from Rey I'll fucking kill you Where is she


[Text, a little more time later]

If you took this from Rey Im going to skewer you on a rusty pole and throw you to the monsters to let em eat you

It wont be fast

Rey if you're reading this tell me if youre ok


[Text, next day]

Are you okay

[Several more like this follow until he eventually stakes himself out in front of her room.]

[Text]

Im here can I come in

[Text]

I made you soup.

[Text, a little while later]

Did you like it?

Also it's still hot. If that even matters for you

Do you want more
dogbane: (profile)

private text; (transcript/screencap enclosed)

[personal profile] dogbane 2015-05-02 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Fuck I'm sorry.
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[personal profile] dogbane 2015-05-02 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
No

not as far as I fucking know

I guess maybe red, now
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[personal profile] dogbane 2015-05-02 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
No one

been keeping to myself mostly.

you?
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[personal profile] dogbane 2015-05-02 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Ill leave you out best I can when I talk to my friend

it's been a bit. I think shes busy.






listen.

Im a little worried. sounds like this shadow geezer is on you now, as well as that prat Smiley. i don't know how but I think we need to keep you safe.
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[personal profile] dogbane 2015-05-02 10:15 pm (UTC)(link)
ok

The hounds are fuckin baying.

Let me know if theres anything I can do. I can get around without most people noticing, if need be
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[personal profile] dogbane 2015-05-03 01:52 am (UTC)(link)
What

what happened? is something near you




where are you
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-02 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Rey. I really hope I'm completely wrong about this, but... Ah, shit, you saw it, right?

[Meaning Smiley's network post, of course.

His words are coming out too rapid-fire for him to feign the calm he'd like.
]

Look. No matter what happens 'cause a' stuff that may or may not have to do with you, I just want you to know I got your back, all right?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-03 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
Don't even fuckin' try to give me that shit about it not bein' worth it. Anybody who wants to hurt you'll have to take me out first.

[That'll probably be the most anger Rey's ever heard Firo send her way. And it's really not all meant for her, but all the despair and rage he's feeling at the situation now has to go somewhere.

He exhales slowly.
]

...Do you really need to go that far? Who's even stayin' down there?

[He thought they were so close to coaxing her out. Now she wants to dive even deeper? With people being encouraged to move to 1-10, he can't imagine who'd still be in that area.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-03 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
[He feels bad for snapping, but at least she's not arguing.]

Sorry. Just thought we needed to be on the same page.

[Another sigh, but this time of relief. He has to admit, he's a little surprised. There's some good news today.]

You did? Hey, that's great! She's an all right lady?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-03 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
Happens once in a blue moon, but it happens.

[Surprise: Rey's friends like having her around.

Especially because she just casually drops tidbits about blowing people up. Part of her charm.
]

Yeah, okay, I'm not gonna ask how you figured that one out.

[Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, right? And they both got out okay, obviously.]

But hell, that's pretty great. There's one thing taken care of and it's a damn big one.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-03 03:56 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, that. Congratulations, then, huh?

[Yay for actual people! Those are the best kind.

Yeah, good plan. Anybody'd hafta be an idiot to follow that thing's directions, but the only thing you can ever trust people to do is be stupid, so...

[He growls just at the thought.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-03 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
[Hey, flame abilities and their progress is serious business.

If Firo wasn't sounding serious before, he's sure as hell sounding serious now. Just the mention of the door alone is enough to make him freeze.
]

Shit. There's more comin' to fuck things up? What the hell's that gonna be? A pack a' those creepy rat things? A haunted space shuttle that walks and talks?

[It can always get worse. But what he's trying to say here is that it's really just getting ridiculous.

And, you know, bravado helps when you're terrified for your friend's life.
]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-03 02:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[For a moment, there's silence on his end.

Firo has little to no idea what's going on. But he sounds pretty damn confident that he
does know when he speaks. The disgust in his voice is just as plain.]

He's fuckin' with you. You've got a right to make your own choices and now he's sore 'cause you did and he didn't get to boss you around.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-03 05:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay, yeah...

[Shit. How does he argue with that?]

Sorry. I didn't mean it like that. Just, like... All right, so obviously he's pissed, right? So that probably means that you held out longer and better than he woulda' thought.

I'm not sayin' we should be happy about this, but I think the fact you've got him angry and cryin' at everybody could be a good sign.

[A good sign for her free will, at least. Even if she was made to do a horrible thing, it didn't or couldn't make her do exactly what it wanted.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-04 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
There's another one we gotta worry about?

[As long as Firo's been here, he hasn't gotten that great at connecting the dots. He tends to blame stuff on those he can see, so much of his attention has fallen on Ward, Resnik, and Smiley. With the latter one popping out so soon after the events with DUPRR, his mind rushes to blame him.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-04 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Oh.

[He sounds absolutely thrilled. He doesn't much like the idea of him or Rey being "kept."]

...But it didn't get you this time. So that bastard lost out too, right?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-04 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[Those are terrifying words to hear. But the fact that she's willing to fight softens the blow.]

Yeah. It won't even know what hit 'em. And you won't hafta go it alone.

[Though he has to admit he'd be hard pressed to find someone on her level here... but strength in numbers, right?]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-05 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
[Not going to take it well? You bet.

There's a long pause on his end. When he speaks, he's not screaming. Which means he's actually gone even beyond that part of his anger.
]

Abso-fuckin'-lutley not.

You do that, then I'm gonna tell everybody on board that you're a filthy fuckin' liar and it was me who did it.

[What would they do to her? Firo doesn't actually know, but that doesn't keep him from being terrified for her.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-05 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
[Some of the irritation slips into his voice. Of course Rey wouldn't back down right away, but he'd hoped she would.]

And what's that, huh? He's not tellin' anybody anything, so nobody knows shit about this "traitor."

[He's so certain that he's got her there.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-05 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
Wha--?

[Well, crap, she's right. Just one of the many gaping holes in the plan he thought was airtight.

There's another very long pause on his end.
]

I-I'll... I'll say it got confused. It's happened before.

[As humiliating as it is, he's that desperate. He can't let her do this.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-05 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
[Be honest: are you even surprised?

He dithers for a moment, making distressed noises like he's about to speak and then just growling instead.
]

What do you want me to do then, huh?

[He asks, seemingly forgetting that she didn't ask him to do this.]

You can't go out and take the blame for this. You don't need to!
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-05 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
[There's nothing. Then a sigh.]

So...so nobody'd know it was you? They wouldn't be able to hunt you down or anything?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-05 01:52 am (UTC)(link)
[You're such as ass fiddle, Rey.]

Yeah, I don't think anything like that can be "completely safe," Rey.

...But okay. I still don't like it, but. Nobody's gonna know, so nobody can go try and knife you later.

[He says it like a statement, as if he's waiting for her to agree.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-05 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe, but that doesn't mean you hafta do the right thing. People trample over "rights" all the time.

[He whines it out like it's an actual argument.]

I know. You'd better not.

[She's said it more than once that she's not so nonchalant about her own death anymore. But he can still sometimes feel the horror he experienced when he heard her talk so callously about her own life.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-05 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
[He'd be staring daggers if they were face to face now. Though not necessarily at her.]

Rey. You're a person.

[Is he picking at grammatical singular and plural or trying to affirm her humanity?

It's Firo, for Pete's sake. No points for guessing.

He sighs quietly, a note of distress still in his voice.
]

I'm trustin' you on that.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-05 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
I do.

[He's still not pleased about this situation, but he at least realizes he can use it as ammunition.]

You care more about all the random people on this ship more than a lotta people back home care about their mothers.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-05 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
[Well. Okay, then. That's definitely not how you take a compliment.

He sounds more confused than disturbed. Because, honestly, that's so out of left field that he's not even sure he heard her right.
]

What was that?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-05 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
[He can't deny he's surprised. This is kind of a lot to take in.

He forces himself to sound calm, callous, even.
]

So? Killin' one person doesn't make you more or less human than anybody else.

And I really hope you don't expect me to believe you just up and killed her for nothin', 'cause I know that ain't what happened.

[Rey wouldn't. He knows she's a good person.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-05 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
...Yeah, yeah, all right.

Things're gonna be different from here on out. We'll...

[Shit. What're they gonna do?]

We can try and be ready for it. It's already different, isn't it?

[Please, god, say yes.]
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-05-05 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
[His brain's swirling with questions he wants to ask, things he wants to say. So he's not relieved in the least when she wants to stop, but what can he do?]

...Yeah, okay. Just be careful, all right?

And don't be a stranger.

[In other words: please don't totally retreat out of life again.

He adds:
]

This doesn't change anything.

[He doesn't mean to be vague, but words are hard and this can cover a lot of ground. His opinion of her hasn't changed, their friendship hasn't changed, and his thoughts about her as a person haven't changed.

He just hopes she gets that.
]
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[personal profile] tadashiwashere 2015-06-10 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
This is Tadashi Hamada. You're on security, right? Would I be able to stop by the brig? Is there a protocol for that...?
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[personal profile] tadashiwashere 2015-06-10 04:18 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I'll probably stop by soon.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-06-23 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
It's not that Firo wouldn't trust Rey with his life, because he would. He just wouldn't trust her with her own. So though she's seemed to be doing okay-ish upon her return, he still finds himself needing to check on her.

And besides, it's not like he needs an excuse to see a friend, right?

He shoots her a quick message announcing his arrival, but raps his knuckles against the door out of habit anyway.

"Hey, Rey! I'm here!"
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-06-23 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
She looks relatively well, he thinks. Could be better, sure, but she could also be worse. Smiles definitely count as not being worse, right? He returns the look even as his eyes watch her carefully for any sign that her okayness is less than okay.

"Eh, what do you want? I figured we could go for a walk, but I'd understand if you're sick a' walkin' around hallways."

After all that wandering they did just a little while ago, who could blame her?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-06-25 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
"I dare you to find a time when a drink won't work for me. Let's go." He's already starting to walk.

"So how're you..." He shrugs, knowing full well he's not even really sure what to say here. He'd opened his mouth hoping the words would just come to him, but that rarely happens. And didn't hear. "um, settlin' back in, I guess?"

It sounds absurd to ask it that way when she was here 10 jumps before him. But who wouldn't need to adjust a bit after going through all that time back home?
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-06-26 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
A lot of shit happened. That was pretty much obvious from the start and his heart clenches a little to have it spelled out again. That's why he's worried.

One comment makes him curious, though, and he tilts his head. "Whaddaya mean by that?"

No, someone has not received the memo about just how much time has passed since the first jump and the present. Probably not a shocker.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-06-27 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
Firo nods before he even really registers what she's saying. When he hears it, he stops short and looks at her. "Um. What?"

He raises an eyebrow. "Last I checked, not many people here were immortal."
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-06-28 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
Firo's reaction to this earth-shattering revelation is to pout. "That's stupid. Who decides to travel this way, anyway? I bet even a train picks up less stowaways and at least you don't have all that stupid screwed up time stuff."

He starts walking again, shaking his head.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-06-28 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
Firo takes a moment to think about that. "I dunno. Didn't work out so great for 'em, did it?"

Is that insensitive? Most definitely. But Firo delivers it with a shrug as he steps into the lounge.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-06-29 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
He smiles, nodding. "We promised, didn't we?"

When they were in the hallways, he means. The reward, he thinks, is long overdue. While bourbon might not be his poison of choice, he'll never say no to a drink with a friend.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-01 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
He smiles, settling against the bar. "Good. It's not so bad, once you're in practice."

Well. Depending on the promise, he supposes.

He serious manner evaporates a second later as he shakes his head. "You're so generous. Don't crumble under that huge burden a' kindness you're carryin'."
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-03 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
Firo pauses and just looks at her, because he's honestly not sure if that's a joke or not at first. But he soon feels bad at the hitch, because he's not trying to upset Rey more about anything--he needs to act natural.

Pretend things are okay to make them maybe be okay.

"C'mon, you know I can."

He tosses it back with practiced ease. Having started out drinking as barely more than a little boy among adults, he quickly learned how to hide any reaction to the burn. To embrace it and enjoy it, even.

This doesn't take too much effort to enjoy, though. For space booze, it's good.

His face is solemn and contemplative as he sets the glass down and readies his verdict. Then it breaks into a smile, too eager to try and joke with her. "Eh, guess it ain't so bad."
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-04 04:01 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you, Rey. Firo will take that bottle and refill his glass with it. Before he sets it back on the bar, he holds the bottle up to her with an eyebrow raised in question.

"I'm not a kid, but, yeah, I guess the rest a' that is right. My tastes not refined enough for yours, lady?"

He once actually did think she was somewhat refined. Then he talked to her more. And saw her eat.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-04 03:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"You bein' old doesn't make me any more young."

Firo doesn't really know what genes are, but he can guess enough of what she means from context. And, of course, what really catches his mind is that little inconsistency with what she's said in the past--if he were smarter, he'd be confident he could use it in an argument.

Instead, he returns to his drink for a moment, savoring it this time. "You guys always gotta act like you own the stuff, huh?" He's joking, of course. He tilts his head curiously. "I didn't know you were Irish."

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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-05 02:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank, you, Rey. Firo needs to maintain his dignity somehow.

"Whatever the hell all that means. Sounds like it makes you just as Irish-and-Czech as anybody else." He nods firmly, even though the fact that he admitted he had no idea what she was talking about probably undermines his point so much.

A thoughtful pause. It may all sound like Greek to him, but there are some familiar words...

"...If I'm rememberin' right, it sounds like you are a lot like Ennis." Who is undeniably human. He takes another sip as he smiles with the smugness of someone who thinks they've made checkmate. Even though their opponent probably isn't playing.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-07 02:12 am (UTC)(link)
He sets his jaw, trying to look disgruntled. "'Not completely wrong' thanks. Glowin' endorsement.

He considers the bottles on the wall behind her... and then just adds to his glass with the one they're already using. There's ample time to drink their way through the bar, right?

"I happen to think I'm completely right. But--hey, did you actually understand all that stuff from the memories..?"

He's not doubtful, but curious. He doesn't know what he could or would ask her to clear up, but maybe she can tell him something that he can steal for arguing about Rey's humanity.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-08 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
He fights back a wince at the mention of the latter. That's a problem he likes to pretend he doesn't have, nope.

"Just what you were talkin' about there, I mean, when you said I was definitely right." What do you mean that wasn't her wording? Firo continues on as smoothly as he can while fighting back a grin. "I couldn't really make head or tail of all that smart stuff she was sayin' back then."

He could try now, having Szilard's knowledge. But nah.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-09 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
He winces, though what she's saying is something he's been guessing at for a while. "That I'm sorry about."

The things he--no, Szilard--did to Ennis were deplorable. No one should have to live like that.

Firo's thinking something along the same lines as Rey. He rolls his glass in his hand contemplatively. "I think there're some things about it I just don't understand. She doesn't really talk about it, but... I think it'd be kinda nice if she could know you."

And, of course, just knowing Rey in general is nice, he thinks with a slight smile.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-10 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
Firo shrugs a shoulder. "Would be nice, but I'd never wanna make her come to this hellhole."

His heart clenches painfully, even though it's the truth. As much as it hurts missing her... seeing her suffer would be worse. It's her safety that comes first, not his happiness--and shouldn't he be happy anyway knowing she's not being hurt by this place?

"I'd rather take you home to her."

That probably sounds a little weird to be saying to the chick you're drinking with, but Firo hasn't been on enough (read: any) dates to know that.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-11 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
Bro, you're a bro.

Unaware of the danger she's averted for him, Firo grins at her comment. He cheerfully swings his feet under the bar, probably too obviously showing the joy Rey felt when she shared in his lovey dovey feelings.

"Yeah? She'd love you. She's quiet, too, but she's really nice. Won't pry or anything."

There are more eloquent words for what he wants to say, but Firo isn't an eloquent man.

He notes the flush on her cheeks with some amusement and surprise. "You gettin' drunk already?"
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-11 02:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Firo positively beams at Rey's assessment. Ennis is much loved among the Martillos as well, of course, but it always makes him happy to hear other people appreciate her. She went far too long without a scrap of goodwill thrown her way; she deserves this.

"She is." He could talk all day about how wonderful she is and why. Many times, he wants to.

"How can I tell?" He cocks his head to the side. Firo doesn't often think on the emotional cues he picks up. Sometimes he's just not paying attention to them, sometimes--like when working or playing card games--it's almost to instinctual to even articulate. But he'll use his brain for Rey.

He waves his hand at her. "Your face--sometimes people blush like that when they get drunk. It's somethin' we watch for at my place."
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-12 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Firo watches her perform her little test with a raised eyebrow. He'd be smirking if he weren't slightly concerned about her--what is she doing?

"Huh. ...You feelin' okay, then? Not gettin' sick or anything?"

Firo is, of course, aware that people blush when they're embarrassed. But there's no reason for Rey to be embarrassed, is there? Fever might be more likely, if that's a problem for a woman who can go up like a torch.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-13 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
Firo's about to polish off his drink, but pauses mid-sip.

"Then what's up?"

An alternative--probably the most logical one so far--occurs to him and he slowly lowers his glass to the bar. He stares down at it, now blushing himself, though more with guilt than anything else. "...Um, it doesn't like... embarrass you when I talk about Ennis or anything, does it? I-I thought you were okay with it!"
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-14 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
That's not the reaction he expected. Firo watches her clean herself off as he tries to figure out how the heck to react.

"...If it's gonna make you choke, I think I'd better worry about it."

He laughs as he says it, but it's tinged with nervousness. His eyes stay fixed on hers, waiting expectantly.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-15 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
Firo runs his fingers through his hair, trying to ignore the warmth he knows is coming from his face. "Um, thank you." He bobs his head in something like a nod of gratitude, something like simple acknowledgement of her words. "That's... that's good to know."

He leans forward, resting his elbows on the bar. "Confused how?"

Rey's a Smart Person. Not simply intelligent, but one of those people that Firo imagines he could ask any piece of trivia and they'd have the answer. Firo can't really picture her all that confused outside of a conversation about her own humanity.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-17 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
When she slouches on the bar, Firo starts, his own posture becoming rigid with alarm as hers goes relaxed. For a moment, he thinks of taking it back and apologizing; plainly this is doing... something to her. But then she finally speaks and he shuts his mouth to listen.

When she finishes on that question, he's still quiet for a moment. The outrage he feels at hearing a friend referred to as a tool had nearly bubbled out of him when he spoke, but now his feelings are too tangled up for him to know what exactly he wants to say. He rights her glass before looking back up at her.

"Maybe they fucked up. Isn't a good thing? You still feel 'em now, so..." He shrugs.

He doesn't realize just yet the implication that Rey may have just admitted to liiiiking someone.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-18 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
He winces when she hits her head. Not so much at the sound as just the thought of it. Friend is hurt. That hurts Firo. "Rey. Cut it out."

He taps his fingertips against her forehead, then tries to coax her face up.

It slowly occurs to him that some of the stuff she's saying is awfully specific. While he knows few people from her world, he wonders if nailing down just who this person is will help talk her out of the thought that that person should hate her. "...Who's this, exactly?"
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-19 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
Seeing her up is better and he settles back in his chair.

Maybe who isn't the right question, considering it sounds like the two of them are tangled up in a pickle much larger than a simple crush. "What happened? With all a' this."

He's surprisingly patient for a Firo, sipping quietly from his glass as he keeps his eyes fixed on her. He will hear this story, but there's no need to rush it out of her just yet. Of course, he doesn't even know how to do that in the first place.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-20 12:19 am (UTC)(link)
Immediately, Firo wants to protest that Rey does plenty of things right. But as she speaks, he's stopped with his mouth hanging open.

It's not even the phrase "her wife"--a very odd thing to hear out loud in Firo's time--that gives him pause. Nor is it the fact that Rey killed a woman, because Rey's obviously killed a lot of people; no sense crying over that spilled blood.

But of all the people to fall in love with, it had to be the one related to one of those victims. Damn it, Rey, what is with you and all your regrettable murders?

He scratches his head. "...Okay. So, uh, are you sure she doesn't like you..?"

He never thought he'd be giving anyone love advice. Especially not for a situation as, admittedly, fucked up as this one.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-21 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
"Guess that makes sense... Still, where I'm from people'd want revenge either way if you killed one a' their own..."

Wait. That's exactly the opposite of helpful.

He clears his throat as he tries to recover from that misstep. "What exactly did she say? As much as you can remember--no offense, Rey, but I think sometimes you read too much into things."

It's not exactly the phrase he's looking for and that's a good thing because it's less harsh. Though he admittedly hasn't seen her do it too much, he knows Rey is harsh. Therefore, he assumes that she might twist the words to hear what she wants to hear, essentially, which would be awful things about herself.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-22 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
Firo pauses, eyebrow raised because... that's just really weird. He's biased towards Rey, of course, but even so he could never imagine saying something that charitable if someone killed the woman he loved. Forgiveness wouldn't be in the question.

He thinks about it for a long moment, he really does.

Unfortunately, Firo isn't the best person to ask on this. With the proper motivation, he can commit pretty bad crimes without blinking an eye. On the other hand, he thinks little of lugging around guilt that may or may not be deserved for years. It's just how it is. "You could forget all about it. I'm serious. I know you don't like that stuff, but..." He shrugs and takes a drink.

"You're not gonna fix anything by hatin' yourself now. Not for either of you. I mean, maybe she'd feel better if somethin' happened to you, but then I'd have to go and kill her and I don't think you want that."
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-23 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
"C'mon, talkin' about it like that--" He waves his hand vaguely, but he means to refer to her simile. "--just makes it more confusing."

He's doing his best, he almost wants to add, but he thinks that bringing up how bad he is at people and their emotions wouldn't really help her right now.

"Anyway... I don't think it's like that." He thinks of Maiza, hating himself all those years. Firo and all the Martillos still love him. He thinks of Ennis, still regretting all she's done. Firo and all the Martillos and Czes and Isaac and Miria still love her.

...And though he tries not to, he thinks of the little feral child he used to be, the one who never even thought about being okay with himself. Somehow, the Martillos loved him too.

He taps his fingers on the bar and shifts in his seat, both trying to organize his thoughts and to distance himself from that one.

"...Maybe people can't always give that to you if you don't like yourself, but... I think sometimes gettin' it from someone else first helps."
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-24 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
He shakes his head. "But that's what I mean--you don't need to do anything, it just kinda... comes to you."

Fills you right up, if he were comfortable enough to borrow the metaphor.

He sighs and looks off to the side. Who is he kidding? How can he help her when he's still so confused about how he even got to a place where he could love people?

"...I know it's stupid. But I think you've got some people like that, even if they're not her, so... Maybe you can use us to fake it?"

There's him here and Orion at her home, at least. That's a start and honestly more than Firo would've found likely.
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[personal profile] foundafamily 2015-07-25 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, she seems interested. Firo takes this as a good sign, even though he's actually not entirely sure how to go about this.

He scratches his head and shrugs. "Well... Okay, so, she doesn't like you bein' all down on yourself, right? So whenever you're gonna say somethin', think about if me or your brother'd get mad at you for it. And if we would, don't say it."

That sounds slightly better than he thought it would, though he still knows there must be something more he could recommend.