October 25

Run Away Before I Know

 
The Universe:
{meanwhile, Ethan stops walking and round on Loch} Really? *Really*? You tell the *King* we’re talking about.. *that*?
The Universe:
{Loch smirks, doesn’t even slow his step as he heads for the music room} And what were *you* gonna tell him, Ethan, that *didn’t* start with “uh.. well, I want on your woman but it’s bad idea so friend zoning myself was my grand plan”? {shakes his head} You’re friendzoned now, mother fucker. Now let’s go find her and try and let her know what we just told the king.
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Ethan} You were totally going to say something about how you told her she was like a sister to you for all very right reasons but *not* reasons you want the king to know.
The Universe:
{Akhiro smiles at Ethan} Today, you’ve been your own worst enemy damn near every step of the way.
The Cosmos:
{Izzy smiles} Only where that’s concerned.
The Universe:
{Ethan looks at Izzy, smiles} It’s just one of those days were *almost* everything that can go wrong, has.
The Cosmos:
{Izzy nods} I’ve had days like that.
The Universe:
{Ethan nods} I don’t *usually*, but fuck, when it rains.
The Cosmos:
{Saige smiles} Tomorrow it has to be better.


The Universe:
{David smiles} Yeah, so if we’re done with all the lame ass clichés… how hot is the new vampire?
The Universe:
{the boys laugh, Loch smiles} *Dude*.
The Universe:
{the other boys laugh again, nod}
The Cosmos:
{Bree smiles} Babe *I* did a double take.
The Universe:
{Loch smiles at Bree} And you just got exponentially hotter.
The Cosmos:
{Saige smiles} I’d let her bite me.
The Universe:
{the boys look at Saige, Akhiro smiles} We’d watch.
The Cosmos:
{Saige laughs} Yes you would.
The Cosmos:
{Ava all but runs past them}
The Universe:
{Tristan smiles} So… Alexei must *really* like his job.
The Universe:
{the boys watch Ava, Loch arches a brow, yells after her} Where’s the fire, babe?
The Cosmos:
{Ava turns around and walks backwards} Genja wants answers… and I have to get them.
The Universe:
{Loch looks at her curiously} Answers about what?
The Cosmos:
{Ava shrugs} What Eden’s problem is. He want’s to know if she’s attention whoring or if she’s pmsing or what.
The Universe:
{Akhiro smiles} She did tell me she needed to deal with her period earlier today, but.. I’m not entirely sure she was telling the truth.
The Universe:
{Loch shudders, to Akhiro} Why? *Why* would you say that about Eden out loud while I’m standin’ here?
The Universe:
{David looks at Loch, arches a brow} Seriously? *That* skeeved you out?
The Cosmos:
{Ava nods to Akhiro} Maybe I’ll just go with that.
The Universe:
{Loch smirks at David} I’m a little sensitive to Eden’s personal shit today after *everything* else we’ve heard about.
The Universe:
{Ethan nods in agreement with Loch} It *was* some pretty heavy shit.
The Cosmos:
{Ava shakes her head} I don’t even know. Any input you guys can give me would be *much* appreciated.
The Universe:
{Loch looks at Ava} Yeah, all right. Like I told Genja, we were totally havin’ that conversation and the girls were sayin’ how they don’t think about it and Eden comes out with.. all quiet like.. “I didn’t either, but now I am” or something *very* similar…
The Universe:
{Akhiro nods} Yeah, no. It was something pretty much exactly that.
The Universe:
{Loch nods} Which.. when she was all quiet about it was kinda.. I don’t know.. weird on its own. Then *Ethan* got skeeved and says not to say it because it’s too much information.
The Universe:
{David nods} And Eden called him out on why it was too much when *she* said it but not the other girls.
The Universe:
{Ethan sighs} At which point I tried very badly to worm my way out of by saying it was because she was like a sister to me which *I* totally thought was a fucking stroke of genius at the time.
The Universe:
{Loch smiles} And surprised the shit out of the rest of us.
The Cosmos:
{Ava nods} And should have been.
The Universe:
{Akhiro nods} And would’ve been with *any* other girl.
The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles} So at least some of her shit has do to with making Ethan feel shitty.
The Universe:
{David nods} Except Eden isn’t any other girl and apparently has the market cornered on how to make nice guys feel like shit because *she* comes back with… “don’t say that shit to me because my dad was gonna give me to my brother as some kind of prize and I’m only a virgin because my brother wanted to wait for my 18th birthday and bein’ a little sister isn’t a good place for me to be”.
The Universe:
{Tristan looks at Ava} And that’s when I covered Ethan’s mouth to save him from himself.
The Universe:
{David smiles} Also a stroke of genius.
The Universe:
{Loch nods} Totally because she was all teary eyed when she was sayin’ it and you could *see* him caving. Just the look on his face *screamed* “I have to undo this”.
The Universe:
{Ethan sighs} And don’t forget the part where she said her brother was the same exact age I am.
The Cosmos:
{Ava nods} OKay.. {looks at Ethan} I know she *really* digs you. She’s told me that. She feels safe with you and even told me that she wished her brother had been more like you. She also told me that she knows nothing could ever happen because of Genja and {smiles} I’m guessing more recently Izzy. Does she know about Izzy?
The Universe:
{Ethan shrugs} I don’t know. We haven’t talked since then. If she wanted to make me feel like shit, she totally pulled it off because I was ready to crawl under the nearest rock, but Izzy and I took a walk and I haven’t seen Eden since.
The Universe:
{Akhiro nods} She could’ve said it to any of the rest of us, and most of us would’ve said “I’m sorry you went through that, but I’m not that guy and don’t confuse me with him”.
The Universe:
{Akhiro looks at Ava} She also left the music room after they did saying she needed to be alone.
The Universe:
{David nods} And this was *after* she got the message we wanted her to stick around and she’s not just filler for Bree.
The Cosmos:
{Ava nods} So that’s not it. Okay.. I think She needs to hear *that* from Ethan. I also know she was alone most of the day until she came into dress. She was helping Alexei for an hour or so.
The Universe:
{Ethan looks at Ava} Um.. Alexei might’ve told her. He knew because we talked to him about Lucien and if it’d be okay for Izzy and I to start seeing each other.
The Universe:
{Loch looks at Ethan} And the ghouls gossip just like the rest of us.
The Cosmos:
{Ava blinks} Shit. If she knows that might be what her deal is. She might feel like you’re done with her. Or that you are because of this afternoon.. {blinks} Wait.. did you say a virgin until her 18th?
The Universe:
{the boys nod}
The Cosmos:
{Ava mutters} Fuck. {pulls out her phone and texts Genja “Did you know Eden was only 17?” }
The Universe:
{Genja texts back “Are you sure? I could swear she told me herself she was 18.”}
The Universe:
{Ethan sighs} I guess I better talk to her.
The Universe:
{the boys look at him, in unison} *No*. {Loch shakes his head} You’ll talk yourself right into a shallow grave.
The Universe:
{Ethan looks at Loch, holds up Izzy’s hand that’s he’s currently holding} Uh.. no, I won’t. I’m seeing Izzy now and that’s actually a *major* factor in my life.
The Cosmos:
{Ava sends back, “From what I found out…yes”, looks at the guys} I think he should. It gives him a chance to *be* that big brother.
The Universe:
{Akhiro smiles at Ava} Have you met Eden? Have you seen her get all… {David smirks} Emo?
The Universe:
{Loch smiles} It’s like his kryptonite.
The Cosmos:
{Ava nods} I have. {Smiles} I go with him.. Or Loch can. Because she digs him too.
The Universe:
{Ethan nods} Yes, because Ethan has never been able to tell a girl something she didn’t want to hear, ever in his life.
The Universe:
{the boys look at Ethan skeptically}
The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles} I have faith in your abilities. And you’re not telling her what she doesn’t want to hear.
The Universe:
{Ethan looks at them, looks at Izzy} So I had this ex-girlfriend that Van totally had issues with because she was kind of.. shitty to me. She had some issues, but anyway, one night all our friends relationships were falling apart around us and it really started to get to me and I got all fatalistic and shit. She didn’t like it and said something, I don’t remember what, and I basically told her to fuck off and got up and walked out. After hanging out with Bren and his girl and hearing all the reasons why this relationship wasn’t working, which I already knew, by the way, I told her it was over. Granted.. I did it over the phone, but.. still. At least it wasn’t a text message. And when she got all teary and self deprecating, I did not cave.
The Cosmos:
{Izzy smiles} Oh I think you can totally do it.
The Universe:
{Ethan smiles} Thank you. You’ll hang out by the door and listen, right?
The Universe:
{Ethan shrugs} You know.. just in case I need help.
The Cosmos:
{Izzy smiles} Totally.
The Universe:
{David smiles and shakes his head}
The Universe:
{Ethan smiles} Sweet.
The Cosmos:
{Camille looks at David, smiles}
The Universe:
{Loch looks at David, pulls out his phone, pulls up the picture of him and Camille, shows it to him} So.. you wanna explain *this*?
The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles} Now we just have to find her.
The Universe:
{David looks at Loch’s phone, smiles} Huh. {takes it and shows it to Cam} So much for sneakin’ around.
The Cosmos:
{Camille smiles} I wasn’t sneaking. Can’t do what I do if you’re sneaking.
The Universe:
{Loch nods to Ava, takes his phone back, shows Ava the picture} Did you get this? Eden sent it after the rest of us left ’em alone together. That means she went back to the music room.
The Universe:
{David smiles} You wanna show me what you do, again?
The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles and looks at the picture} Yeah I got one.
The Cosmos:
{Camille smiles} Depends.
The Universe:
{Loch nods, pulls up his GPS program while he’s got the phone out} So let’s see if this shit actually works.
The Universe:
{David looks at Camille} Oh, yeah? On what?
The Cosmos:
{Camille smiles} I don’t want you to get used to it and it not to work.
The Universe:
{David smiles} I’ll try *real* hard not to let that happen.
The Cosmos:
{Camille smiles} You got a craving baby?
The Universe:
{David smiles again} Oh, I’m cravin’ somethin’.
The Cosmos:
{Camille motions him toward her}
The Universe:
{Akhiro listens to David and Camille, looks at Nikki like “really?”}
The Universe:
{David steps closer to her}
The Cosmos:
{Nikki shrugs, quietly} I have no clue.
The Universe:
{Akhiro rolls his eyes, whispers} I can’t believe that actually *works*.
The Cosmos:
{Naomi walks by on her way to the kitchen}
The Cosmos:
{Camille puts her hand on the back of his neck and pulls him in for a devastating kiss.}
The Universe:
{David puts his hands on her hips, pulling her closer and mauling her face in return}
The Universe:
{Loch shows Ava his phone when he finds Eden on the GPS} Apparently, she’s there.
The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles} Is that one of the towers?
The Universe:
{Tristan nudges Akhiro when Nay walks by} Wasn’t your last girlfriend a blonde white girl?
The Cosmos:
{Nay smiles at Akhiro as she passes him}
The Universe:
{Akhiro looks over at Nay, smiles, watches her walk by, to Tristan} Fiancée.
The Universe:
{Loch smiles at Ava} So, I guess we’re headin’ to the towers.
The Universe:
{Ethan smiles} “One does not simply walk into Mordor”.
The Cosmos:
{Ava nods} I guess so. {Smiles} If we can tear Akhiro’s Eyes of Nay.
The Universe:
{Tristan smiles at Ethan} “One does not simply.. stop.. playing Skyrim”.
The Universe:
{Ethan laughs, nods} Yes. I love that meme.
The Cosmos:
{Izzy smiles}
The Universe:
{Akhiro looks at Ava, smiles} If you didn’t have a king attached to you… {Loch elbows him} Don’t even finish that sentence.
The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles} Babe.. Naomi’s safer.
The Universe:
{Ethan cracks up} This coming from the guy who told Eden if she wasn’t Genja’s, he’d show her all the reasons she could call him “daddy”.

The Cosmos:
{Ava blinks} Seriously?
The Universe:
{Tristan smiles at Loch} Yeah, I noticed how you left that part out.
The Universe:
{Loch looks at Ava} He took that *completely* out of context.
The Universe:
{Ethan laughs again} Yet, it still means the *same* exact thing as when you said it.
The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles} I don’t want to know. Seriously.
The Universe:
{Loch rolls his eyes} Actually, I said if my girl didn’t have my cock on lockdown.. {Tristan grins} That just makes it worse…{Loch} I’d show her but that’s because she was gettin’ all shitty with me after I said she was the closest thing we had to a virgin and need her for one of the cages. She came back at me with should she wear a pink dress or somethin’ and I said no, but we can talk about pink latex. Then she said somethin’ about a fuckin’ lollipop and how she could call me daddy, too.
The Cosmos:
{Ava laughs} OH shit.
The Universe:
{Loch looks at Ava} Yeah, exactly. {shrugs} I just said it because I wasn’t gonna let her win.
The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles} I can’t *wait* To tell Genja that one. He’s gonna love it.
The Universe:
{Loch arches a brow} Make sure you don’t forget any of the context.
The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles} I’ll wait until she’s being particularly bratty.
The Universe:
{Loch smiles} Yeah, all right. As long as it’s not gonna bite either of us in the ass.
The Cosmos:
{Ava nods} I’ll make sure it doesn’t.
The Universe:
{Tristan smiles at Ava} And the piano thing… he said he’d chain her to it to keep her from running away from us and when she said Genja wouldn’t like it, he told her he’d risk it because he was pretty sure Genja would want to hear *that* story.
The Universe:
{Loch smiles} And I totally won that one because she didn’t want me gettin’ in trouble when I told her I’d totally take my chances.
The Cosmos:
{Ava laughs} Okay.. look I know she adores you guys. All of you.
The Universe:
{Akhiro smiles} Well she can keep adoring us close up because we consider her our friend.
The Universe:
{ Ethan smiles} Hell, even David thought she was being retarded and he’s not exactly all gushy over her.

The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles} I’m going to go give Genja his report. Gushy like the rest of you are?
The Universe:
{Loch looks at Ava} Do I look gushy to you?
The Cosmos:
{Ava laughs} Oh I’m sure you could.
The Universe:
{Ethan smiles} As gushy as some of us get, anyway. {laughs} Hell, she said that about being filler and Akhiro looks at her and says “oh, so now after telling Ethan what he thinks and feels, you’re going to tell the rest of us? Fuck you, I don’t think so.”
The Universe:
{Akhiro smiles at Ethan} You didn’t think that was gushy?
The Cosmos:
{Ava blinks and looks at Akhiro} Oh you big softie.
The Universe:
{Akhiro looks at Ava, shrugs} The filler thing pissed me off. Not that we thought it so much as *she* thought it of herself.
The Universe:
{Loch looks at Ava} I get the feelin’ she didn’t have a lot of friends where she comes from, yanno? That’s not how things are now. She’s got us and we’re a lot of things, but flaky isn’t one of ’em.
The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles} Apparently she’s got some…issues that we’re going to work out. I don’t think she did. She doesn’t talk much about home.
The Universe:
{ Ethan smiles at Ava, whispers} Loch’s an “all in” kind of guy.

The Cosmos:
{Ava nods} I think Eden’s an all in girl.. I just think she needs to be pushed.
The Universe:
{Loch nods} And preferably not out a window.
The Universe:
{Loch starts for the towers} Come on. We’ve got an angel to pin some wings on.
The Universe:
{Ethan and Tristan look at Loch, Ethan arches a brow} Wow.. that was actually.. really fucking sweet.
The Universe:
{Loch flips him off over his shoulder} Bite me.
The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles and texts Genja, “I’ve got answers, and it’s more than I thought.”}
The Universe:
{Ethan laughs and heads after Loch} And he’s over it.
The Universe:
{Genja texts her back “Come to my room.”}
The Cosmos:
{Izzy smiles} That really was sweet. Especially from him.
The Universe:
{Loch turns around and walks backwards, smiles at Ava} You wanna be in a cage in our show? I’m seein’ white skimpy but covers shit latex and angel wings across the stage from Eden in red matching latex with devil wings.
The Cosmos:
{Ava sends back to Genja, “May I stay and watch Loch “pin some wings on an angel.”}
The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles at Loch} Sure.. I can do that.
The Universe:
{Genja texts back “…”}
The Cosmos:
{Ava sends back “I’m on my way”}
The Universe:
{Loch looks at Bree} What do you think, baby? Or should we save that and do a ball just for Genja and put ’em in *that*?

The Cosmos:
{Bree smiles} Oh.. totally a ball just for Genja.
The Universe:
{Loch nods} We’ll have to be especially creative for that one.
The Universe:
{Akhiro nudges David and Camille, starts after Loch and Ethan}
The Cosmos:
{Bree nods} Totally. Maybe that should be ….
The Cosmos:
{Ava sends back to Genja explaining about the angel thing}
The Universe:
{Loch smiles, turns around and starts walking forward} That should be.. what, baby?
The Universe:
{Genja texts back “Yes. Go ahead and see what happens.”}
The Cosmos:
{Bree smiles} The one after the Wonderland ball.
The Universe:
{David breaks the kiss reluctantly, looks at the others} Where are we goin’?
The Cosmos:
{Ava sends back “All right, I’ll video it.”}
The Universe:
{Tristan smiles as he walks by with Saige} To pin the wings back on an angel.
The Universe:
{David arches a brow} Huh.
The Cosmos:
{Camille looks over at them, smiles} Don’t have a witty comment for that?
The Universe:
{David looks at Cam, smiles} Nothin’ that won’t get me slapped. And I’m still tryin’ to figure out who the fuck *we* know that qualifies.
The Universe:
{the boys in unison} Eden.
The Universe:
{David laughs} That girl ain’t no angel.
The Cosmos:
{Camille smiles} Shh.
The Universe:
{David smiles at Camille}
The Cosmos:
{Ava follows Loch} How are you going to pin wings back on an angel?
The Universe:
{Loch looks over at Ava} Fuck if I know. The way I do everything else? Very fuckin’ creatively.
The Universe:
{Loch smiles} I don’t need to worry about *how* I’m gonna do it, babe. I just need to know that I *can*.
The Universe:
{Akhiro smiles} He did it with Bree.
The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles} *This* I can’t wait to see.
The Cosmos:
{as they approach the tower they can hear the violin playing a mournful, soulful, melody the air gets cooler the closer they get}
The Universe:
{Loch looks ahead, smiles} Well, she’s got the atmosphere right.
The Cosmos:
{Ava smiles} She’s nothing if not dramatic.
The Cosmos:
{Eden stands in the middle of the room the wind blowing around her from the open windows, and the dirge turns into St. Elmo’s Fire, without missing a beat, her hair is loose and blowing around her}
The Universe:
{the boys walk into the room, Loch arches a brow looking at Eden as they all stop and take in the scene}
The Cosmos:
{Eden feels eyes on her and turns slowly}

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Posted October 25, 2012 by The Universe in category "Fiction", "Vampires