October 8

Breathe Life Into My Deepest Hopes

The Universe:
{Tristan walks into the suite where Brennan is sitting on the couch, watching TV while he waits for Peyton to wake up, looks over, smiles} She didn’t eat you after fucking you?
The Universe:
{Tristan smiles, shakes his head} Don’t be an ass. We were training. {walks over and sits down next to him, looks at the TV as he grabs a chip out of the bag on the couch} What are we watching?
The Universe:
{Brennan hands Tristan the remote} Fuck if I know.
The Universe:
{Tristan takes the remote and flips through the channels} I half expected you to be watching cartoons. Don’t ask me why, because I don’t know.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton walks out of her bedroom, walks over to the windows stands in front of them and stretches} Morning boys.
The Universe:
{the boys look at Peyton, Brennan smiles} Hey.
The Universe:
{Tristan turns off the tv, smiles} Hey.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton walks over and sits in a chair across from them} How was everyone’s day? Anything interesting happen?
The Universe:
{Brennan smiles at Tristan} Did anything interesting happen.
The Universe:
{Tristan laughs, nods} Babe… let’s start with Ro at breakfast.


The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles} Oh.. do tell. {grins} I *love* hearing the gossip.
The Universe:
{Brennan moves to the edge of the couch, clasps his hands together} Okay.. so, first we met Morose.
The Universe:
{Tristan nods} Yeah, me and the other guys in the music room met him last night.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles} Morose is wicked cool.
The Universe:
{Brennan smiles} Half the girls all but fell out of their chairs when he walked in. Then Saige was running her mouth about fucking someone. I wasn’t really paying attention until *Van* told her to close her legs and go sit down and eat.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton looks at Brennan} Seriously? Wow.
The Universe:
{Tristan shakes his head} She was flirting with David, like she’s been doing the past two days.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton shakes her head, looks over at Tristan} Flirting or throwing herself at him?
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Peyton} That’s the thing. Everyone’s interpreting it as throwing herself at him but they have yet to actually *do* anything beyond talk. And he’s just as bad with her.
The Universe:
{Brennan looks at Peyton} This was on the ass end of her telling Loch, Ethan and David about Gabe’s “assets” and “talents”.
The Universe:
{Tristan smiles at Brennan} Well, yeah, but she *whispered* that to them. It’s not like she made a PSA or anything.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles knowingly} Yeah.. okay.. but I wouldn’t tell other dudes about another guys anything.
The Universe:
{Tristan smiles at Peyton} Yeah, we heard you might have a little firsthand knowledge on that subject anyway.
The Universe:
{Brennan nods} We got the whole hit list.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton looks over at Tristan, nods} I do.. it was right after my ex left. We were just hanging out and stuff happened.
The Universe:
{Tristan shakes his head} We don’t need an explanation. {smiles more broadly} Especially after hearing how Gabe ended up here.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton blinks} Wow.. he told you all that?
The Universe:
{Brennan laughs, nods} Morose made him. {smiles} When Van confronted Saige, she got snitty and he asked her if she even had a type and what that was. She said bad boys and he said that didn’t explain Gabe. So, Morose wanted to make sure Gabe got the appropriate appreciation. And I wouldn’t be surprised if half the girls in the room got wet when they heard the words “half a billion” and “from the king”.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton laughs} Oh my god.. if you could have heard him and Lucien *ranting* about that. For nights they “couldn’t wait to get their hands on the little bastard.”
The Universe:
{Tristan laughs} I bet. {smiles} It was a hell of a story though. Especially the part where he woke up handcuffed to his bed surrounded by cops.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton nods} The whole thing was interesting.
The Universe:
{Tristan smiles at Brennan} Hell, *Ro* couldn’t get his head around the half a billion and rumor is he’s a banker.
The Universe:
{Brennan nods to Tristan, smiles at Peyton} Yeah, so, Saige tells Van how he’s “supposed to be all stuffy and dominant”, right? Because she apparently didn’t see him and Kendra in the hall last night.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles} Seriously.
The Universe:
{Tristan laughs} Oh, my god. {smiles at Brennan} Or chasing you down the hallway.
The Universe:
{Brennan laughs} Shit, I forgot about that.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton laughs} That *was* funny.
The Universe:
{Brennan smiles} That was fun. Anyway, Saige says that then says how she’s supposed to be all “yes, sir, no, sir” but that’s just not her. Then she gets all, “I’m just having fun” and “I’m sorry if my having fun offends you” and *that’s* about the time Ro lost.his.shit.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton shakes her head} I can’t see Roland doing that.. he seems so.. refined.
The Universe:
{the boys laugh, Tristan nods} And he was perfectly refined as he… {laughs again} Oh wait… we left out the important part. {smiles at Peyton} She told one of the guys before Van started on her that she was looking for someone who could handle her. So, Ro stands up, walks over to her and starts pointing out the different tables and informing her which ones can and can’t handle her.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles} And where did you guys fall?
The Universe:
{Brennan smiles} Tristan and Van were sitting at Ro’s table with with Akhiro and they fell under “men who *you* can’t handle”. I was sitting with Aiden and the stoners and *we* fell under “men who you *might* be able to handle” and the *ghouls* fell under “immediate results with no introduction necessary”. Then he told her that not only were there plenty of men who could handle her, but they’d send her back to mommy promising to never open her legs again.
The Universe:
{Tristan nods} Then he told her that if she wanted that the rest of us would be happy to eat somewhere else and she could fuck the ghouls right there on the table.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton winces } Oh.. ouch.
The Universe:
{Brennan nods} Keep in mind, this is one long, flowing rant, too.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton shakes her head} What did *she* do?
The Universe:
{Tristan nods} *Then* he tells her the rest of us would actually like to get to know each other and we can’t do that if she’s dragging everyone off to fuck or continuously advertising her.. availability and *that* might be “fun” for the rest of us.
The Universe:
{Brennan shakes his head} She apologized for fucking up everyone else’s fun and all but ran from the room.
The Universe:
{Tristan nods, looks at Peyton} And you could *feel* that probably half the room was thinking “asshole”.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton shakes her head} She actually sounds a bit like me when I first came here.
The Universe:
{Brennan smiles at Peyton} Well, Ro spanked her pretty good. And when she came back, she took him and Van in the hall to talk to them and apologize.
The Universe:
{Tristan nods} Then we dragged her off to the music room with us.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton nods, looks at Tristan} How did *that* go?
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at her} Well, Loch is still pissy about her choosing to fuck Gabe over him because , yanno, he’s a rock star and all, but he was tied up with Eden. He pretty much blatantly ignored her and then Bree and Morose showed up and he left. Just.. walked right the fuck out which was really kinda weird.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton frowns} Should I talk to Heather?
The Universe:
{Tristan shrugs, grabs Brennan’s cigarettes and lights one, shakes his head} I don’t know. Bree was going to go check on him and Saige all but jumped down her throat before she even finished making the offer. David offered to go check Heather’s room for him.
The Universe:
{Tristan smiles, takes a drag} Which Saige told him was *very* selfless of him.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton laughs} Somehow I don’t think he’d be looking for Loch in Heather’s room.
The Universe:
{Tristan laughs, nods} Exactly. {shakes his head} I’m not really sure what happened after that because Saige and I started talking and left.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton looks at Tristan} We’ll come back to that. {looks at Brennan} What happened?
The Universe:
{Brennan smiles} So, Eden left like *right* after Loch, probably because her babysitter was there. And Aiden, Samuel and Shay was there and we were talking about who drives which of the vehicles in the garage. A couple of the other girls and Jace were there too, but we pretty much just hung out and fucked around til lunch time.
The Universe:
{Brennan thinks} Oh, and Morose played a bit with Bree. And by played with Bree, I mean he played and they sang together.
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Peyton} Speaking of Bree.. she’s Seth’s now, apparently.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton blinks} Well, that escalated quickly.
The Universe:
{Brennan looks at Peyton} And that’s part of Loch’s deal. I stopped by and dropped him off a plate when I left lunch because he said he was gonna be working on some songs he’s got and we had a little talk about that.
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Brennan, arches a brow} Spill.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton nods} Okay.. is he all right?
The Universe:
{Brennan nods} Yeah, he’s all right. He’s just bein’ Loch. I think what bugs him is they have *major* chemistry when they’re performing together. So much so that we were all but placing bets on them fucking. Then they do and were kinda talking like there might be a replay, because he made a comment to her about them roleplaying and she seemed.. receptive. Then, what? Less than two hours later she’s running off and fucking the cannibal in the throne room and without even bothering to change in between. Then this morning, we find out they’re official or something.
The Universe:
{Tristan nods} And Heather told us last night that she was “thrown to the ghouls” for not being discreet and they’d “put her to work”.

The Universe:
{Brennan looks at Tristan, arches a brow} Shit. {looks back at Peyton} Anyway, I just kinda pointed out to Loch that chemistry or not, it was just a fuck because if it wasn’t, she wouldn’t’ve run off with Seth in front of god and everyone.
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Brennan} What’d he say to that?
The Universe:
{Brennan smiles} “No shit, Sherlock, I’m not sweatin’ it now leave me the fuck alone so I can get back to what I was doing.”
The Cosmos:
{Peyton looks at them} Heather was just fucking with everyone. {looks at Brennan} Oh.. he’s sweatin’ it. {smiles} Maybe he and Saige should hook up?
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Petyon} She digs him, but.. we were kind of talking about something else.
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Brennan} He’s totally sweating it and you kinda just outted him to a girl.
The Universe:
{Brennan smiles} Yeah, fuck him. Peyton’s not just any girl.
The Cosmos:
{Petyon looks at Tristan} Oh sorry.. I guess I should have waited until you guys were done.
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Peyton} Done with what?
The Universe:
{Tristan blinks} Wait…
The Universe:
{Tristan shakes his head} I meant me and *Saige* were talking about something else.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles} Oh.. yeah.. You were?
The Universe:
{Tristan smiles, nods} Yeah. Something to the affect of *us* hooking up.
The Universe:
{Brennan looks at Tristan, blinks} No shit?
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Brennan} Seriously?
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles} Oh? Reeally?
The Universe:
{Tristan laughs, shakes his head} I like her. {smiles} Have you *seen* her legs?
The Universe:
{Brennan laughs} And there it is. {smiles} He wants the James Bond model to wrap her legs around him.
The Universe:
{Tristan takes a drag, shakes his head} It’s a little more than that. {flicks the ashes in the ashtray and hands the cigarette to Brennan}
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles and nods} I can see it. And I don’t have a problem with it as long as Dominic doesn’t.
The Universe:
{Tristan nods to Peyton} Thanks. {sits back against the couch, smiles} So, Eden and Ethan sang “Your Call”. Tell me you know the song.
The Universe:
{Brennan takes a drag, smiles} And he changes the subject.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton nods} Oh yeah. Awesome song. But you aren’t done yet. {grins}
The Universe:
{Tristan laughs} Shit. {smiles} Okay. What else?
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles} If it gets serious I want to know about it.
The Universe:
{Tristan nods} Okay. Define “serious”.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles} Beyond dating?
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Peyton} I think that’s going to happen sooner rather than later.
The Universe:
{Tristan frowns} Well.. if Dom’s cool with it and all, I mean.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton looks at him} Okay.. let’s go here.. If you end up falling for her, babe. I don’t want it to be confusing for either of you.
The Universe:
{Tristan nods} All right.
The Universe:
{Brennan looks at Tristan} Okay.. at the risk of pissing off the women in the room.. dude. Once a ho, always a ho.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles at Brennan} Not true.
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Brennan} She and I already talked about that and define “ho” for me. Because if by “ho” you mean “fucks everything in sight”, I’m going to tell you to list the every last guy she’s fucked since we got here.
The Universe:
{Brennan looks at Peyton, nods} You were the exception.
The Universe:
{Tristan takes Bren’s cigarette again} Do you think who we were matters now?
The Universe:
{Tristan takes a drag} I mean beyond how it shaped us.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton shakes her head and smiles} That’s a total double standard Bren. Think about what I told you about how I was.. and *look* at what she’s doing.
The Universe:
{Tristan smiles at Peyton} He’s biased.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton nods and smiles} Yes he is and I’m strangely okay with that.
The Universe:
{Brennan looks at Tristan, thinking about his question} I think it only matters as far as the interesting stories we have and in helping us get to know where the others came from, but I wouldn’t say it matters in terms of how popular we were and shit like that.
The Universe:
{Tristan nods} So if I… was rich in my old life my credit rating wouldn’t mean shit here, right?
The Universe:
{Brennan nods} Pretty much.
The Universe:
{Tristan takes another drag} The playing field will never be as level for us in our lifetimes as it is right now and talk is cheap. She fucked *one* guy. {looks at Peyton} And Bren’s not the only one with the double standard. Every guy in the castle has the same problem. *We* could do the exact same thing she is. Fuck one girl and throw ourselves at or proposition every girl that speaks to us and we’re dogs but no one cares. Hell, half of them think it’s funny.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton nods}
The Universe:
{Tristan shrugs} *I* don’t care who she fucked or who she’s been propositioning and honestly I wouldn’t care if she *had* been fucking everyone she crossed paths with.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles} Which says a lot about how you feel.
The Universe:
{Tristan nods} Maybe. But it’s not just about that. Back home, the sluttiest girl in my social circle was my fuck buddy. When the other girls in the group found out, they couldn’t believe *I* would go for a fuck buddy arrangement.
The Universe:
{Brennan smiles} Did they not know you very well or what?
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Brennan} They knew me just fine. They just didn’t *see* what I was doing when they weren’t around.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton looks at Tristan} Is that what you’re looking for here with Saige?

The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Peyton} Not even close. My point was just that sometimes, the people you least expect are the sluttiest and the ones you think are the sluttiest are actually the most… not.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton nods} I got that too. I’ just clarifying things.
The Universe:
{Tristan nods} I like her. And I’m not *just* interested in fucking her. {smiles} Don’t get me wrong. I want to bang the brakes off that shit. Just.. I also want to be there when she wakes up in the morning. Or.. her to still be there when I wake up.
The Universe:
{Tristan takes another drag} And I seriously don’t want her running off with one of the ghouls less than two hours later.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles} That’s very cool. So where is she?
The Universe:
{Tristan shakes his head} She’s waiting for Dom so she can find out if he’s cool with it. I mean, she fucked Gabe and I guess he didn’t care about that, but… I’d rather ask permission than forgiveness with this one.
The Universe:
{Brennan smiles, nods} Yeah, you really do. {snatches back his cigarette}
The Cosmos:
{Peyton nods and smiles} I don’t know his …protocol on that.
The Universe:
{Tristan nods} Guess we’ll find out.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton nods} Or at least if he’ll give her permission to play.
The Universe:
{Brennan smiles, takes a drag} You nervous about it?
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Brennan, smiles} Why would I be nervous?
The Universe:
{Brennan shrugs} You tell me. You’re the one snatching my cigarettes.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton looks at Tristan} Seriously, and didn’t you tell me you only smoke if something’s bothering you… so spill it babe.
The Universe:
{Tristan shakes his head} I don’t *think* anything’s bothering me. I just need something to do with my hands.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton nods} So let’s go find Dom and Saige and see what’s shakin’.
The Universe:
{Brennan laughs} Tell me you’re not sweatin’ Loch.
The Universe:
{Tristan nods to Peyton, looks at Brennan} Loch’s a Neanderthal. Why would I be sweating Loch?
The Universe:
{Brennan smiles, stands and walks over to Peyton} Because Saige digs him.
The Universe:
{Tristan laughs} Seriously? {smiles} Have you *seen* me? Compared to him, I mean. I’m really not suffering any feelings of inadequacy there.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles and stands when Brennan approaches} And no self doubt either.
The Universe:
{Brennan looks at Tristan pointedly} Two words. “Heather” and “Bree”.
The Universe:
{Brennan takes Peyton’s hand} Or he’s so unfamiliar with it, he doesn’t recognize it.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton curls her fingers over Brennan’s hand, shakes her head} I don’t know.. I can see him and Saige making a very visual couple.
The Universe:
{Tristan stands, shakes his head} He can have Heather. She’s not really my type. And I could’ve had Bree bent over the piano bench if I’d wanted to, but I really didn’t want to. Besides… Saige.. {looks at Peyton} Seriously?
The Cosmos:
{Peyton nods} Oh yeah.
The Universe:
{Tristan smirks} You only say that because you haven’t seen her with me. {heads for the door} Loch is…just Loch.
The Universe:
{Brennan looks at Peyton, smiles} Yeah, it doesn’t bother him at *all*.
The Universe:
{Tristan shakes his head} If it bothered me, I’d just *ask* her about it.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles} Not at all. {Laughs} Which he’s now going to do as soon as he gets her alone.
The Universe:
{Brennan laughs, nods} I would actually bet money on it. {heads to the door after Tristan}
The Universe:
{Tristan stops, walks back over to Brennan, takes his cigarette again} You’re a dick. {walks out into the hallway}
The Universe:
{Brennan laughs again}
The Cosmos:
{Peyton walks with Brennan, smiles at Tristan} Babe.. We’re only messing with you because we love you.
The Universe:
{Tristan nods} Yeah, I know. {shakes his head} I simply refuse to feel threatened by *Loch*.
The Universe:
{Brennan smiles} Why not Loch? What’s wrong with him? Okay, he’s mouthy as fuck, but.. you saw him with Eden. Would you *expect* him to treat her like he does?
The Universe:
{Tristan frowns} No. Probably not.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton looks at Brennan} How does he treat her?
The Universe:
{Brennan looks at Peyton} Like he treats everyone else. Like her age and position in the court doesn’t even register on his radar.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles} As long as he doesn’t try fucking her on the piano…
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Peyton} When we got into the music room this morning, she was sitting next to him at the piano bench and they were playing Down and Out. He tells her to sing the next verse, she belts it out and you’d think they’d been playing together for years.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles} Nice. Good song too. Still doesn’t mean he won’t try something.
The Universe:
{Tristan smiles} Why? Because he fucked Heather and Bree and he’s a slut?
The Cosmos:
{Peyton shakes her head} No, Tristan, because he’s a guy and he’s a musician.
The Universe:
{Tristan laughs, nods} Which makes him a slut.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton smiles} Maybe.
The Universe:
{Tristan shakes his head} I like Loch. Mostly. When he’s not irritating me. He’s a lot deeper than I think most people would give him credit for and talented as fuck. In fact, whoever does end up with him could probably do a lot worse. {smiles} It’s just not going to be Saige.
The Cosmos:
{Peyton laughs} And *there* it is.
The Universe:
{Brennan smiles, nods}
The Universe:
{Tristan smiles, shakes his head}

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Posted October 8, 2012 by The Universe in category "Fiction", "Vampires