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21 November 2010 @ 01:23 am
milliways_bar oom 3 [ the world is burning down]  
Miharu is in quite the familiar place. It is one that he had never expected to see again: the no man's land, the beach set as the corridor between desolation and drowning. A skeleton city, as far as the eye could see; red water, a sea of red that had no end.

There are many landmarks here. He is ignoring each and every one of them. If he were to be a detective, he would fail at it. No investigating - mere wandering. Miharu did not really need to look, anyhow. The scar on the palm of his hand would let him know if he found whom he was trying to find.

He's not angry with Kaworu, exactly, but he is also not very happy with him. It was easy to figure out some of the tricks with his memory now wholly intact. But he cannot say he would not have played them, himself, either... so there they were.

Miharu accidentally left Kaworu awhile ago. He hopes that the angel has not done this in return.

[...]
 
 
 
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: gd: if only i could saycreationofwill on November 22nd, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
[ where's north from here? ]
Kaworu hasn't really seen this place in a long time, either. It looks like he and Miharu both have that in common. As he didn't think Miharu would ever show up here again, he hadn't really tried, either. Anyone he could run into here, he could run into elsewhere.

Simply put, his usual haunts now were the monorail and the bar.

It would be a lie to say it wasn't avoidance. At this point, logic says that Miharu has figured out what Kaworu did - and didn't do. That Yoite has figured it out.

The easier way to deal with this had been run and hide. As this has only ever led to positive results in his life, this isn't something he would have been dissuaded from.

Kaworu had, in fact, been heading for the monorail. The bar wasn't the place for him today. But it seems that the bar has decided the monorail isn't the place for him, either. No, instead he gets to stand on a nearby road and stare in terror.

Deer in headlights here. Few things bring on this reaction point out this is denial and you'll make it happen, but apparently this is it.

He's not stupid enough to try to run and hide. He can feel Miharu's presence through the scar on his hand, so it obviously is the same for the other teenager, now.

Stand and wait. He'll let Miharu set the rules of this meeting - the first time he's ever done so. It's the best thing he can do.

[...]

Edited at 2010-11-22 12:54 am (UTC)
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: excuse me rightbreathofyou on November 22nd, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
[ no matter what the progress, or what may yet be proved ]
Miharu may feel a tugging on his scar, but as much as he is looking for Kaworu, he's somehow ended up avoiding him. It doesn't help that sometimes it is hard to tell whether his emotions are from the connection or from himself. How can he tell the difference, especially in a place that compounds everything?

He's dumped his shoes. Usually he goes nowhere near the water - he knows what it really is, after all, and that doesn't just spook him, it flips him out. Wouldn't you, if you knew the water around you was actually the human race?

He can feel the sand between his toes as he walks towards it, he can feel the light waves hitting his ankles. He can feel it, but he ignores it all.

Miharu may feel tugging on his scar, but the other physical feelings are more distracting, if he concentrates on them. Sand and water and not paying attention at all.

[...]
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: with your joker calling cardcreationofwill on November 22nd, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
[ keep it together, kid ]
Okay, see, that made Kaworu take action - and one could accuse Miharu of ignoring him exactly for that reason. This boy cannot ever take being ignored. He just can't. Why do you think he endeared so much to his Shinji, the one that was harsher and rougher than the one in the bar?

The deer in headlights is gone, replaced by the angel whose heart and mind demanded and commanded all attention possible. Kaworu is certainly not going to run, but he is also certainly going to follow.

If 'follow' was defined as 'approach from a distance and smack someone over the head.'

Yep.

[!!!]
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: i'm a ninjabreathofyou on November 22nd, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
[ the bad feels good to me ]
One could blame Miharu's reaction on instinct, but honestly, he would back it up in a second. Kaworu deserved it and deserves it, therefore he is going to get it.

Usually the most Miharu would give is an open-handed slap, but apparently this time is special, as he attempts to punch Kaworu instead.

Wonderful.

[ooo]
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: icarus risingcreationofwill on November 22nd, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
[ we stop the fire, quench the heat ]
Whether Miharu succeeded in catching Kaworu off guard, or if Kaworu just let it happen - well, that is likely not very clear. Both inspire the same emotions from this particular angel. Either way, he is going to have a lovely bruise soon enough.

Honestly, that is okay, as it is a reminder to himself that he is alive. But that doesn't mean he is going to permit a second one. So he grabs that hand of Miharu's, holding by the wrist, not very careful with it either.

[***]

六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: get the frick awaybreathofyou on November 23rd, 2010 08:31 am (UTC)
[ ]
"You let me do that," Miharu accuses, his tone rather jarring, even to him. "That's unfair."

How it is unfair is not quite clear to him, but it sounded like a good thing to say. Good in his head and even better out loud.
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: gd: it's because i love youcreationofwill on November 23rd, 2010 08:33 am (UTC)
"Does it matter?" Kaworu shrugs dismissively. "You made your point in either case."

And he holds that wrist just a little bit tighter.
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: excuse me rightbreathofyou on November 23rd, 2010 08:34 am (UTC)
"Of course it matters." Miharu hates being dismissed and it's enough to distract him from that pain, at least for a moment. "It does!"

He's aware of the hold on his wrist now, he can feel it, but he ignores it. He's very good at that.
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: with your joker calling cardcreationofwill on November 23rd, 2010 08:36 am (UTC)
"Why?"

Silence before Kaworu answers himself. He doesn't need Miharu to, really; any answer the other teenager would provide would be unsatisfactory, anyhow.

"Because you're a brat?"

He's not fond of anything he does being annoyed, but he'll let it slip for the moment.
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: excuse me rightbreathofyou on November 23rd, 2010 08:37 am (UTC)
How generous of him.

"Yes. Exactly."

...
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: your doubt is full of ashcreationofwill on November 23rd, 2010 09:10 am (UTC)
Thankfully for Miharu, Kaworu is used enough to his insanity that he takes that in stride. Used enough to both their insanities.

"At least you're self aware enough to admit it."
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: excuse me rightbreathofyou on November 23rd, 2010 09:13 am (UTC)
"Better than some around here."

Taking the grip on his wrist in stride was getting annoying for Miharu, as well as somewhat boring. He briefly considers kicking Kaworu to get it back, but he pushes him instead. No light push, either.

Oh, how violent he is to his best friend. As well as vica-versa, really. Their relationship was picture-perfect enough for a magazine.
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: stop asking about noah gditcreationofwill on November 23rd, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
Stumble. Stumble, fall? Well, yes, it is hard to protect one's balance with that. Let's hope that this does not backfire on Miharu. It would be quite a pain for him to get hurt.
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: get the frick awaybreathofyou on November 23rd, 2010 10:17 am (UTC)
Miharu falls as well, yes. Perhaps this is what he gets, perhaps it is what he deserves, but it isn't very pleasant. Too much weight pulling on his arm, and, well.

Something is off. This is a little different than words. It cuts deep with pain but in another way entirely. But he makes not any sound. He would never be that silly.
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: with your joker calling cardcreationofwill on November 23rd, 2010 10:20 am (UTC)
Miharu doesn't have to give any indication of pain, anyway. The scar does that and while he can't really share in Miharu's pain, he knows it's there. Along with his own from Miharu falling right on him. Not that he weighed very much at all.

"What did you just do to yourself."

Completely bland tone, doesn't betray him or his worries at all.
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: excuse me rightbreathofyou on November 23rd, 2010 10:22 am (UTC)
Miharu does not need any shared empathies to tell that the tone is not quite right. It merely takes knowing Kaworu Far Better Than That, yes?

Quite.

"Nothing." Being injured really doesn't bother him that much. Miharu can't help but take it in stride. He rolls off Kaworu and onto his back.

"It's all fine."
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: with your joker calling cardcreationofwill on November 23rd, 2010 10:24 am (UTC)
Let's investigate a lie, perhaps in a completely ridiculous way. Kaworu kneels over Miharu and starts poking him in various places.

Best way to find out what hurts - make it hurt worse.
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: breathofyou on November 24th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
"Stop that," Miharu says, his voice irritated now. With good reason, at that. "Of course it's going to hurt, with you hurting me."

Really now!
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: with your joker calling cardcreationofwill on November 24th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)
"No," Kaworu says, likely more irritated at this point. "You stop. Being stupid.

I get enough of that from Shinji."
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: excuse me rightbreathofyou on November 24th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
Miharu grabs onto Kaworu's shirt with the better hand and pulls him down. "I could kill you for that," he responds. This is typical talk for them, when they are angry. But perhaps he sounds like he could almost believe it.
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: gd: if only i could saycreationofwill on November 24th, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
Kaworu could almost believe it, too. Maybe he'll be different with his actions and his words because of this, or maybe he won't. But he could almost believe it.

"So do it," he challenges, smiling a very odd smile as he says it.
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: get the frick awaybreathofyou on November 24th, 2010 07:38 am (UTC)
"No," Miharu says, firmly. He does not like this enough to turn it into a game. No part of him does. The mind could love while the heart hates, but both are in agreement this time around...

A pause, momentary silence.

"I share certain aspects with him, anyway."
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: gd: ...durp?creationofwill on November 24th, 2010 07:40 am (UTC)
"Yeah?" That actually confuses Kaworu enough to stop in his tracks. Five points, Miharu! "What's that?"

He settles back to sit on the ground, tiring of the way he was arranged before.
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: excuse me rightbreathofyou on November 24th, 2010 07:41 am (UTC)
Miharu deserves five more for sitting himself up, though this highlights the pain in his shoulder. He does not mind too much.

"I am surprised you haven't noticed."
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: anime: i forgot my clear-eyescreationofwill on November 24th, 2010 07:42 am (UTC)
"I don't tend to notice this sort of thing," Kaworu points out. "I'm not that perceptive."

Lieeees. He is perceptive enough, he just doesn't apply it in this particular catagory.
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: excuse me rightbreathofyou on November 24th, 2010 07:44 am (UTC)
"No?"

Miharu would shrug if he dared.

"Selfish, for one."
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: gd: it's because i love youcreationofwill on November 24th, 2010 07:45 am (UTC)
Kaworu raises an eyebrow.

"No more than I am."

...events they're not talking about prove that.
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: breathofyou on November 24th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
"That does not automatically make it alright for me."

He is not bothering to contradict Kaworu's assessment of himself - of course the angel was selfish. That was one of his aspects that Miharu enjoys very much.
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: kaworu: no srsly i don't have a plancreationofwill on November 24th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
"It makes it alright for you," Kaworu says slowly, "Because I say it does."

Don't be a brat tone.
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: excuse me rightbreathofyou on November 24th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
Miharu just plain stares at Kaworu for a long moment. A little bit too long, just enough that speaking is as if breaking something apart.

"Why?" Why do you tolerate me, why do you stick around, a million other whys on top of this. His tone can't possibly communicate all of them but it does try.
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: MARKED: kira scars never gone outcreationofwill on November 24th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
"Why not?"

This isn't a callous or dismissive remark. It's an honest question and Kaworu is a little shaken by having to ask it.
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: breathofyou on November 24th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
"Do you always have to answer questions with more, stupid questions?"

Miharu is asking this when he already knows the answer. But it is not as if that is anything new for him.

"If I act dumb and you act dumb, we are really not going to get anywhere productive."

But that is not new, either.
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: with your joker calling cardcreationofwill on November 25th, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
"The productive place we have to go," Kaworu says, "Is fixing whatever the hell you did to yourself."

Honestly.
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: breathofyou on November 25th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
Miharu looks startled at this, looks as if he is attempting to decide whether or not to be offended by the statement. He misinterprets it at first, but that was easy. Many, many people are making such a big deal about his mental state lately, and so...

...but then he realizes it, not a moment too soon.

"I suppose I can trust you not to mess my arm up further."
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: gd: the other side of myselfcreationofwill on November 25th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
"I'm not a ninja," Kaworu says, as he stands up. "But I've been around the medical block a few times myself."

He knows what he's doing.

"You want I should pick you up and carry you?"

That part is a joke.
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoy: excuse me rightbreathofyou on November 25th, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
"I don't walk with my arm," Miharu retorts, as he is not really taking it as a joke. One of those pauses, then, before he says with a much more sober tone:

"Can you just help me up?"
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentem: anime: i forgot my clear-eyescreationofwill on November 26th, 2010 07:12 am (UTC)
"Alright," Kaworu says, and does exactly that.

Pause: one, two, three, four.

"And the why of it is because you're worth tolerating, and because you tolerate me."
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoybreathofyou on November 26th, 2010 07:36 am (UTC)
"Barely," Miharu says, his tone communicating the smile that he dare not let touch his lips.

"Now lead the way, Christopher Columbus."
最後のシ者 morphëus in mentemcreationofwill on November 26th, 2010 08:29 am (UTC)
"Don't be a smartmouth," Kaworu says. "It doesn't become you."

Liieeees, all lies. But he tries to lead off quickly enough that it's not retorted against. Miharu may even pity him enough to let it go.
六条 壬晴 i'm a peace loving decoybreathofyou on November 26th, 2010 08:30 am (UTC)
Of course he does... at this particular moment. Do not bite the hand that feeds you, such and such. Or, perhaps, just be nice to your loved ones once in awhile.

One of those two. Besides, though he is following, the city is distracting enough - as it always is - for him to forget everything else but the sights to be seen.