Beatrice shook her head with such vigor, it was a wonder her neck didn't snap. "What if they kick us out of 'ere?" she asked.
Eve raised an eyebrow. "Why would they do that?" she asked.
"For being underage?"
Tatjana couldn't help but laugh at the girl.
Ultimately, Kirstie and Tatjana both picked out something they thought would please their respective boyfriends. The girls continued to make their way through the mall, stopping only for over-priced pizza and coffee. With their wallets lighter, and their arms laden with sacks, the girls headed back to the school, and got ready for the next night...
Michuru81 wrote:Unless there's something you'd like to do, Shock, my intention is to fast-forward to the concert, putting you and Lex in the same scene.
HOFBURG PALACE: THE DUNGEON (Kas and Jack; NPCs: Bulwark, Drifter, Gabriel, Gabrielle)
"You think you scare me?" Bulwark asked. "I've seen Aasi, Morso Ja Mouru, and that, sir, is the stuff of nightmares! Some kid puffing out his chest? Not that intimidating.
"You're right, though: you're not that clever. You don't get anything. Look around! Notice how full this place is? How we are pushing the suggested capacity as established by the deputy fire marshal? Think about it: I'm an immortal who lives in a void full of nothingness. It gets lonely. Am I a little nutty? Maybe. Wouldn't you be, if you were me?
"I don't know how long you guys are going to be here. I hope you're here for a long while, as if gives me someone to talk to! I want us to get along, but you guys have a bug up your butt, and you're mean, and insulting to someone who's only crime is joking around. Greystone said he was sorry, and he hugged me. He can see how big I am. For all he knows, I could have crushed him. He trusted me, though, and that was awesome." He reached towards Greystone and made a fist. "Pound it, yo."
"You, though? You were snippy. I get that you being here isn't the most ideal thing, but I didn't put you here, did I? I tried to cheer you up, and you yelled at me. Then you say you're sorry, but you won't hug it out... which makes me think you either don't like me, or you don't trust me, which makes me think you deserve to be here. Way I figure, I can run this place two ways: either we can hang out, and be buddies, or I can be a jerk and bust skulls. You, not hugging me, makes me think you want me to run this place with an iron fist. Sure, you can make black holes, so maybe that doesn't scare you..." Bulwark looked to the twins. "But what about them? I think if we were gonna mix it up, they'd just get hurt. Maybe worse. Plus, I know Greystone can take it--dude took my love-tap like a man--but what about Drifter? Is she as durable as he is?
"So... there you have it. I'm not going to come take it, because it's not about me taking a hug, but you giving one. It's about you showing me that you're sorry, and you trusting me."
The Drifter stepped around Kas and stepped forward to hug the titan. "If you're so miserable in here, why do you stay? If you wanted to leave, I'm pretty sure nothing could stop you."
"It's complicated," Bulwark said.