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

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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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