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ellectrical ([personal profile] ellectrical) wrote2012-09-10 10:56 pm

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When they had returned, Elle had forced her way through the first door she could, if only to, for a moment, get away from Bennet.

Instead, she'd ended up at the Bar. For the first time, she's not entirely sure she wants to be here.

So she'd retreated through the back door, out toward the grounds, making her way to the lawn near the lake. Though it had been the middle of the night in her world, it's very early morning here, sunlight just beginning to brighten the eastern sky. Elle really only pays attention to the extent that she can see well enough to find a spot reasonably apart from the water, where she sits down in the grass, her knees pulled up to her chest.

She's not sparking, but she is, very slightly, shaking.

The stuffed dog sits in the grass a few inches away from her. It had still been in her hand when she walked through the door.
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2012-09-11 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
X, who occasionally works on her aquatic skillset early in the morning, eventually makes her way out of the chilly water and onto the shore, where she picks up her clothes, puts them back on, picks up her towel --

And pauses, head tilting.

Then, hair still dripping wet, she heads in Elle's direction.

She is very careful not to be silent.

And then, when she is several feet away --

"Elle."

She would frown, but now does not seem like the time.
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2012-09-11 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
X does not move any closer.

She also does not speak, at least not immediately.

What she does instead is scent the air, just to check.

Then --

"You are not sick. Or poisoned?"

It shouldn't need to be a question, but Elle is shaking, and X does not understand.
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2012-09-14 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
"Okay," X says, a little cautiously.

She does not follow it up with 'that is good'.

Because it does not feel like it is.

"But you are shaking."
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2012-09-14 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
"It is okay," X says after a long moment of silence.

She has not moved any closer.

"If it is -- "

She pauses, looking for the word. She does not find it.

Instead --

" -- necessary."
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2012-09-14 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
"You want to do it again?"

It --

Sometimes it is very effective. X remembers.

But --

"I do not know if it is like meditation. For you."

But at least people teach meditation.
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2012-09-15 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
X's gaze drops to Elle's hands and stays there.

The silence holds, just for a few moments.

"Then you will have to do something else."

Here X hesitates, looking back up at Elle's face.

"Or try."

X has always been very good at pushing forward. Sometimes it is the only thing that makes sense. To her.
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2012-09-15 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
X does not blink.

And after a careful moment of consideration --

"You can think about it. Until it does not hurt."

Beat.

"Or until it makes sense."

If it ever makes sense. Some things are always strange.
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2012-09-15 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
"But you do not like it."

It's a little bit of a question.

Because X does not really understand.
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2012-09-15 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
X shakes her head, just once.

"That is not relevant."

Beat.

"I do not know what will be useful for you. To make it -- "

She struggles for the right word.

Maybe she even finds it.

"Better."

Or maybe not.
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2012-09-16 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
X frowns very slightly, attempting to follow Elle's question.

She does not want to get it wrong.

"When you stopped -- "

There should be a word for it. Multiple words, even.

X does not know what they are. So instead --

"After you remembered."
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2012-09-16 01:35 am (UTC)(link)
"I do not know," X says, after a long silence.

"If I understand."

Beat.

"It was different. For me."

X is not good at emotional extrapolation. Interpolation is a different story.

"But I do not think you have to explain."
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2012-09-16 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
X hesitates.

Then, carefully --

"You do not mind?"
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[personal profile] cutting_edgex23 2012-09-16 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
"Okay."

X absorbs that for a moment, letting the semi-certainty sink in.

Then --

"You will explain? About what you started to do. After you remembered."

Beat.

"Please."

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