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Room 408, Saturday Afternoon
It was Saturday, blast it. Jonothon was going to stay in bed for as long as possible. Saturday was that one day of the week with no responsibilities, no reasons to stress, no--

"You're still in bed? Seriously?" No onions? No, apparently not. "Not that I blame you for still being in bed. I wouldn't want to face the day with a face like that, either."

//Sod off.// The onion got an alarm clock thrown at it for its troubles.

"What was that? I couldn't hear you trying to talk into my little onion mind instead of using your mouth like normal people do. You want to know how to get rid of me? It's easy, you know. All you do is chop me up and have yourself a good cry! Oh, wait, you can't!"

That was about the point where Jonothon buried his head under his pillow. He didn't need the onion's help to be emo. He was quite capable of doing that all on his own.

"Can't kiss, can't eat, you smell like a trash heap, your family's a bunch of freaky cultists, it's no wonder you can't keep a girlfriend, la-la-la-la-la-la!"

But the onion did get bonus points for the crappy little musical number, there.

[The door's shut, but the post is totally open, if someone wants to poke at the guy who doesn't need an onion to emo.]

onapalebicycle

2010-09-25 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

George wasn't still in bed. George had gone for a nice, refreshing bike ride.

The fact that some guy name A. C. Brewerton had tried to prove to his buddies that you could do wheelies on riding lawn mowers, if you got them going fast enough and hit the right kind of bump? Completely unrelated.

At least there wasn't blood on her coat.

She made her way back to room 408, surprised by two things: one, that Jono was still in bed, and two, that he appeared to be talking to a bunch of freakish and mean little onions.

"... Am I interrupting?"

furnaceface

2010-09-25 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

//No. Please. Interrupt.// Jono had known that George was back before she had even spoke, even with his head still tucked away under the pillow as it was. There had come that itch, again, like the steady marching of a thousand little ants in the back of his mind.

"Flattened a whole doooooorm building," the onion singsonged. "And a coat-room! And Gaaaaaaaaaayle."

It got thwomped by the pillow a good one before Jono returned it to its rightful position, with his hands pressing either side of it against his ears.

onapalebicycle

2010-09-25 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Are these ... friends of yours?" she asked. Jono did not seem the type to befriend sadistic vegetables, but there were always things you didn't know about your roommate. Maybe this was a learning experience.

furnaceface

2010-09-25 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

//No,// Jono replied. And that would have been a growl, had there been a throat involved in the reply.

"So ugly, his girlfriend died and then dumped him!"

Jono did not dignify that one with a response.

NFB from here, please?

onapalebicycle

2010-09-25 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, that was not cool.

"Shut the fuck up!" she yelled, not even caring that she was bitching out an onion. "Nobody asked you, you sick little freakish piece of shit!"

She picked up the closest onion and hurled it into the wall. There was such a satisfying splat when it hit.

This did not seem to deter the remaining onions. Only to direct their attention to the new victim in the room.

"Awww, look who made a friend!" one of them trilled at her. "Poor little dead girl."

The other onions joined in, sensing a sore spot. "Poor little dead girl! Poor little dead girl!"

(Everything up to George smashing up some onions is a-okay for broadcast, but from there, if we could keep it NFB, that would be supershiny? Still not ready to have the 'dead girl' bit public, zomg!)

Edited at 2010-09-25 11:15 pm (UTC)

Re: NFB from here, please?

furnaceface

2010-09-25 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

... Really, Jono did not think that George being dead was the strangest thing that had happened all day. And the onions that had been relentlessly tearing him down weren't all that strange, either.

But he'd heard the splat, and that was enough to prompt him out from under the pillow. His self-esteem had taken enough of a beating today, it was a bit of a shock all over again that anybody had stood up for him.

A few relocated bandages and a satisfying fwash of psionic flame later, and the onions were singing about Jono's really bad breath, instead.

Or, well, the remaining ones. The ones that weren't currently sizzling on his nightstand.

//Plonkers.//

Nobody messed with Jono's roommates, damn it.

Re: NFB from here, please?

onapalebicycle

2010-09-25 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Yeah," George said. "Plonkers."

She wasn't entirely sure what 'plonkers' meant. But there were only a couple of onions left, and they squished nicely under her shoes.

"That ... flame thing was cool," she said. Awkwardly.

Soooo ... no chance he'd just entirely tuned that out, was there?

Re: NFB from here, please?

furnaceface

2010-09-25 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

//Mm. I suppose.//

Lord, their room was going to reek of cooked and raw onions for a month. Jono wrinkled his nose a little, briefly contemplating cracking the window, before just shaking his head and flopping back to sit on the edge of his bed.

He'd get to re-wrapping his face in a moment. For the time being, he was just... tired.

//Are you alright?//

Re: NFB from here, please?

onapalebicycle

2010-09-26 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)

"I'm fine," she said, a bit colorlessly.

Shit.

"I ... probably should have told you," she managed. Not looking at him. Because she needed to take off her shoes and examine the onion damage. Really.

"Are you okay?"

Not because she was dead, but the slightly more traumatic situation of fucking root vegetables taunting him about his dead girlfriend.

Re: NFB from here, please?

furnaceface

2010-09-26 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)

//I'm...// Shrug. Pick a piece of well-illuminated lint from his sleeve. All is well in the world, really. If you don't think too hard about it. //I manage.//

Which was not the same as being anywhere remotely near fine. He wouldn't deny that if he was called on it.

//I had been wondering what that itch was.//

So much easier to talk about George's issues than his own, yes.

Re: NFB from here, please?

onapalebicycle

2010-09-26 12:50 am (UTC) (Link)

"Do you?" George asked. She wasn't meaning to be confrontational. She just ... was hoping he did manage.

"Wait, what itch?" she asked, looking up with a frown. "You have an itch?"

He was allergic to dead people? Shit, she should have told him sooner.

Edited at 2010-09-26 12:50 am (UTC)

Re: NFB from here, please?

furnaceface

2010-09-26 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh, he was. Dead people absolutely made him break out into hives of the brain.

... Or something.

//It's a bit of a... psionic itch,// he explained. //I notice things, when they're a bit different from normal. Maybe I can't put my finger on it, but there's generally something about things, that stand out. With you, it's an itch... like...//

What was the harm in showing her, right? All it took was a bit more focus than the norm, and now George, too, could momentarily experience what it felt like to have little noncorporeal wriggly things trotting around inside her brain.

Re: NFB from here, please?

onapalebicycle

2010-09-26 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)

George jumped, feeling that strange itch, like nerves going wrong in the back of her mind. She shuddered, glad when it stopped. That had been seriously messed up.

"... I'll move out," she said quickly.

She would miss him. He was an awesome roommate. And as such, he deserved someone who wouldn't give him tiny ... misfires? Seizures? Whatever those were.

Re: NFB from here, please?

furnaceface

2010-09-26 01:42 am (UTC) (Link)

//No, Sunshine, don't go and do that.// He heaved the psionic equivalent of a sigh, more like the idea of one than any actual sound or form, and then started to wrap his face again. //I like yer company. If nothing else, it helps me remember I'm not alone, now an' then.//

He needed to take this moment to just wrap. It took a bit of focus, making certain that everything was tucked in that wanted to flicker out and way.

//Besides, you should've met my last roommate.//

Dark Eco was trippy.

Re: NFB from here, please?

onapalebicycle

2010-09-26 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)

"I like your company, too," she said softly. "But if you got a different roommate, it might not ..."

Weird, vague hand gesture that was supposed to convey the bizarre mind-twitching.

She sat down on the edge of her bed.

"So ... you're not weirded out?" she asked. She hadn't bothered denying it. Might as well see what happened.

Re: NFB from here, please? - furnaceface, 2010-09-26 03:20 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - onapalebicycle, 2010-09-26 03:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - furnaceface, 2010-09-26 03:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - onapalebicycle, 2010-09-26 08:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - furnaceface, 2010-09-26 08:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - onapalebicycle, 2010-09-26 09:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - furnaceface, 2010-09-26 10:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - onapalebicycle, 2010-09-26 11:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - furnaceface, 2010-09-26 11:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - onapalebicycle, 2010-09-26 11:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - furnaceface, 2010-09-26 11:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - onapalebicycle, 2010-09-26 11:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - furnaceface, 2010-09-27 12:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - onapalebicycle, 2010-09-27 12:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - furnaceface, 2010-09-27 12:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - onapalebicycle, 2010-09-27 03:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - furnaceface, 2010-09-27 03:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - onapalebicycle, 2010-09-27 03:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - furnaceface, 2010-09-27 12:04 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - onapalebicycle, 2010-09-30 07:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - furnaceface, 2010-09-30 07:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - onapalebicycle, 2010-09-30 07:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - furnaceface, 2010-09-30 07:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - onapalebicycle, 2010-09-30 07:48 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: NFB from here, please? - furnaceface, 2010-09-30 01:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)