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Room 408, Saturday Morning
Jonothon should have been packing. He was well aware of that. Tomorrow, as much as he didn't want to miss another Library shift, marked the start of the spring trip, and after the week that he'd had, Hawaii was sounding pretty bloody good right about now.

But, honestly, what was there to pack? It wasn't as though he was planning on going swimming, or anything. He'd shove a few changes of clothes into a bag, grab his guitar case on the way out, and he'd be all set for the vacation. Everything But The Monkey could take care of Joni for the week, and he didn't have to so much as twitch to worry about that part until tomorrow, anyhow.

And so, he was flopped back on his bed, staring up at the ceiling (which was something that he did very well, thank you), and... thinking. He was going to be doing a lot of thinking. Yesterday had been... eventful.

[Expecting one, but open post is open!]


2011-02-19 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

"You are projecting." I'm sorry, Jono, did you expect Emma to knock? "We go to Hawaii tomorrow, Jonothon, and I swear to God that if you can't somehow manage to be cheerful about THAT, then am going to give you another mental happy pill."


2011-02-19 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Knocking was for other people. Honestly, now. If Emma knocked, Jono would have instantly wondered what was the matter.

//I'm... Oh.// Jono winced as he sat up, instantly biting down on all of that inner turmoil that had been sloshing about. //Sorry, Emma. I hadn't realized. I am looking forward to th'trip, for what it's worth, though.//

Sitting inside, glaring at the beach, hugging the air conditioning unit.


2011-02-19 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

"I can hear you," she reminded him cheerfully as she made her way in to swipe someone's desk chair and kick it out of the way so she could sit on the desk. "We do not hug air conditioning units, darling, it's unseemly. You will go on a boat tour with me."

That isn't optional, Jono, sorry.


2011-02-19 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

//I will, will I?// Well, at least someone had his itinerary in mind, he supposed. //You... do realize that I'm not exactly made for th'heat, I hope?//

Really, if he'd stop wrapping himself in heavy black leather, he'd probably do a little better with that.


2011-02-19 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

"If you stopped dressing like a member of KISS, that might not be such a problem," she pointed out dryly. "Put a t-shirt and jeans on sometime instead of nothing but black leather over black leather, and you might feel a bit better."


2011-02-19 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

//You know, I actually own those?//

It was like a miracle!

His t-shirts and jeans were mostly also black, of course.

//Fine. Only occasional clinging to th'air-conditioning, then.//


2011-02-19 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Emma just sighed and shook her head. "Really, Jono, it's not going to be that hot. Just find a spot in the shade with a nice breeze and you'll be fine."

He could stand a tan, to be honest, but Emma doubted she could get an Englishman to understand that.

"If you manage not to ogle the air conditioner lewdly, then Auntie Emma will only buy you one Hawaiian shirt." Oh yes, that was a threat, and she'd make him wear it too.


2011-02-19 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, harsh, Emma.

//... You wouldn't.//

She would, wouldn't she? Oh, lord.

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2011-02-19 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yesterday had been eventful, hadn't it? And Tara hadn't really had the availability mental energy to do much talking, after the whole ... mess. A mess with a happy ending, but still a mess. She figured she owed Jono a thank you; she also wanted to just check in to see if the whole thing had been as bizarre as it seemed to her.

Granted, the boy on fire was probably not her best source for a normality check. But she'd try.

"Hi," she said, ducking her head into Jono's door. "Are you busy with something, or can I kind of..."

She gestured to indicate 'come in.' Words, apparently, weren't her friends.


2011-02-19 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

//Hm?// Jono glanced at the girl in the doorway, and then he sat up, nodding just a little. //By all means, luv. Make yerself comfortable.//

He gestured to the chair pushed up to his desk.

//Watch yer step.//

There was a bit of creative filing going on, in Jono and George's room. Generally, everything was filed under 'floor.'


2011-02-19 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Tara didn't grimace as she looked down at the floor, but she thought about it. "It's ... cozy," she chattered. "I haven't had a roomie in a long time. Y-you forget how much stuff two people can fit in a room when they're there all the time."

[OOC: Am being informed it is not the time for typing by strong-willed 3-yr old. SP?]

Edited at 2011-02-19 03:47 pm (UTC)


2011-02-19 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

//I think most of it's mine,// Jonothon admitted. //I have a bit of a tendency to gravitate toward musical paraphernalia, to say th'least.//

And nothing better to spend his money on, for that matter.

Well, maybe he'd start stocking up on leather clothing. He seemed to go through that fairly quickly, lately.

[SP is fine!]


2011-02-19 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Well, you work in the shop, so it's a risk, right?" Tara said. "I love my employee discount at the Magic Box."

She drew a deep breath and, without further chit-chat, added. "I just wanted to say ... the thing you did, back in Ronoa's world. That was -- really brave. Thank you."


2011-02-19 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, yes. And here came the awkward squirming.

//I think anybody who could've done it would've,// Jono replied with a small shrug of his shoulders. Suddenly, there was a spot on the wall that seemed especially fascinating. //Anyhow, Karla deserves more thanks than me. She agreed to shield against that. I just...//

Blew himself up. Right.


//Fire is what I do, sort of. How're you holding up?//


2011-02-19 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Fine," Tara said. "I mean, not fine-fine, but ... I got off easy. I just want a break."

She rubbed at the tired circles under her eyes, as if to prove it.

"And I'll thank Karla, too. Sometime. But you ... that has to have been terrifying, letting go like that." She shrugged. "Wasn't trying to make you self-conscious."

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