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Stiles Stilinski ([personal profile] voluntaryapnea) wrote2014-09-23 09:36 am

16. And all the roads we have to walk are winding

[Video -- Public]

[The video feed opens to reveal the deck of the ship. A second later you can see Stiles leaning against the railing, a troubled expression on his face. He's pretty sure he already has the answer to the question he's about to pose, but he wants to be sure. He glances over his shoulder, up at the sky.]

Okay so is it just me, or are the stars...a lot less bright than usual? [He shifts so that he's holding the comm up so everyone can see what he's talking about.]

Is this another Mirror Barge sign?

[Spam for Kira -- Pub]

[He makes it to the Pub in less than the ten minutes that he agreed to meet Kira. It's closed, but he uses his warden's item and lets himself in. He's already perusing the alcohol choices when he hears her footsteps approaching and his head pops up from behind the bar. He gives her a small smile before ducking down again.]

So what's your poison, my friend?

[Spam for Scott]

[It's much later now. So late he doesn't actually even know what time it is. He's not entirely sure where he's even going until he finds himself in front of Scott's closed door. Oh. Apparently that's where. He has a half-drunk bottle of Jack in his left hand and his vision is just a bit bleary. He already has a headache, and realistically he knows he should just go to his own cabin, down some aspirin, drink some water, and crawl into bed for the next twelve or so hours. But he doesn't feel like being alone tonight.

Kira was great company, but they parted ways awhile ago and he's been wandering the corridors since. He briefly contemplate just going up to the deck again. Laying beneath the stars and staring up, but the way they've gotten dimmer freaks him out when he's completely sober, let alone when he's drunk. And the rational part of his brain that's still functioning tells him that he shouldn't be out and about when there are at least two people on the Barge who would probably like to see him dead.

Still. Where once he wouldn't have hesitated to just barge in on his best friend, he knows Scott's dealing with a lot already and a drunken Stiles probably isn't something he should have to deal with. He sighs and pushes himself away from the door, stumbling a little and rubbing a hand over his face as he heads back toward the stairs.]
whatthefoxsay: (ponytails uh oh)

[personal profile] whatthefoxsay 2014-09-23 06:49 pm (UTC)(link)
[She gets to her feet next to him so she can watch his pour. Not that she doesn't trust you, Stiles - she just wants to know whether he's more generous with the oj or the vodka. It's a tell of what kind of bartender he'd make.]

I may need you to ask me that when we figure out if I can get drunk or not, though honestly Stiles I think you have less to worry about than you think.
whatthefoxsay: (serious face)

[personal profile] whatthefoxsay 2014-09-23 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
You never forget first love. [Kira's willing to concede that point.] But new love can replace it. [She even manages not to sound a little glum about that. After all, once it worked in her favor.] And you and Lydia have a connection.

Look at it this way. You have something. Either this will give her clarity, or you deserve better than the situation merits. [Kira's banking on the former.

She holds her hand out for a screwdriver.]
whatthefoxsay: (framed by hands)

[personal profile] whatthefoxsay 2014-09-23 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
[Kira chugs about three swallows worth of the screwdriver in one go, apparently as eager to test her limits as Stiles is.] I can get that, though I haven't had a chance yet to experience what I am led to understand is his charming personality.

You're going to have to ask her. But it's probably too soon. I think right now all she wants to do is help him. She's changed, he hasn't. Probably.
whatthefoxsay: (looking down)

[personal profile] whatthefoxsay 2014-09-24 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
[Another few swallows and hers is done. She makes a face.] I don't feel anything yet. Make me another?

It's obviously going to be a rough time for her. But...you've always had faith in her, haven't you?
whatthefoxsay: (hiding in my hair)

[personal profile] whatthefoxsay 2014-09-26 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
[She gives him a nudge of her elbow, gently.] Nothing I say is going to make you not feel worried, but I think I can edge a little bit of hope in there. You've never given up on Lydia, so don't stop now. Have faith in your connection. If you're inevitable, it'll happen no matter what.
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[personal profile] whatthefoxsay 2014-09-28 06:54 am (UTC)(link)
[Another swig of her screwdriver, and then she frowns at it.]

So you have hope, right? At least you have that.

[Kira? Resigned to not having any. And she's going to move on. She totally is. But she's allowed a little wallow, right? A little bit of regret for something she's lost - even if she's not quite sure she had it?]
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[personal profile] whatthefoxsay 2014-09-30 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
Is it? [She grimaces.] I don't want to be resentful. It's not like we did anything more than lay on his bed and makeout. And almost die together.

The worst part is that I bet this girl is actually really cool and great and amazing. I can't even hate her.

[Not that Kira's really good at hating anybody, to be fair.]
whatthefoxsay: (serious face)

[personal profile] whatthefoxsay 2014-10-01 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
[There's a grimace.]

The important thing is that it's not something Scott feels troubled over. I mean, it's my problem, not his. I just have to be open to other...things, I guess. People.

[No, this is not going to be fun. She holds her hand out for a Slippery Nipple.]
whatthefoxsay: (hiding in my hair)

[personal profile] whatthefoxsay 2014-10-02 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
[She swallows half the glass in one go, smacking her lips at the flavor.]

Thank you. For not telling me I need to be mature about it and that I need to get over it. I'm working on it.

[She sighs, looking at the glass.] I don't think it's working.
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[personal profile] whatthefoxsay 2014-10-03 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
[She can't help laughing a little.] You, on the other and, are plastered. You need some help?
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[personal profile] whatthefoxsay 2014-10-04 09:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[She can't help but grin at him a bit as she puts down her glass.] Well. Calling you 'tipsy' seems a little wimpy. But you're a bit wobbly.
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[personal profile] whatthefoxsay 2014-10-07 04:55 am (UTC)(link)
Probably. Sucks, but it does give me something in common with Captain America. Now all I need is a shield. [She giggles a little.]

Are you going to need help getting back to your cabin?
whatthefoxsay: (hiiiii i'm kira)

[personal profile] whatthefoxsay 2014-10-09 06:46 am (UTC)(link)
Ohhh, look at that face. If you wanna drink more, I'll be your desi-driver. In so much as it involves having to carry you back to your cabin.

[She can't help giggling a little. Even if she can't get drunk, she's certainly going to enjoy Stiles at his inebriated best.]

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