Looking away
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The Massachusetts Academy, Early Spring
Jono had a dilemma.

Or, more accurately, Jono had a whole host of dilemmas, all wrapped up into one tidy little envelope, sitting on his nightstand and staring him in the face. In part, of course, because of his face. The letter was, after all, from Xavier. And accepting the proposal in the letter meant a good many things. Leaving Massachusetts. Leaving Angelo and Jubilee and the others behind. He'd done that once before, when he wound up on Fandom Island, and he wasn't entirely certain if doing it now counted as running, or simply moving forward.

And there was the rest of the dilemma, there. Things had been insane for the members of Generation X, lately. Busy, heartbreaking, not particularly easy, and everybody was dealing with these things in their own ways. Surprisingly, the biggest changes to be seen were in Emma and Sean, both of whom were beginning to worry the surviving members of the team. Now would be some pretty rotten timing for Jono to take Xavier up on his offer to join the X-Men. Right?

His eyebrows furrowed a little as he stared again at the letter, and then shook his head, shoving it into his nightstand. He'd sleep on it for a few more nights, and maybe that would help him figure out just where he wanted to go from here. In the meantime, he was pulling out his phone and firing off a short e-mail to his friends.

Believe it or not, I miss you guys. How have things been?

Jonothon's conversation-starting skills needed work. But it was either this, or listen to Paige go on about rescuing trees from some money-hungry oil corporation for the millionth time.

[NFB for distance, but Open for texts, e-mails, surprise multidimensional visits, anything you don't need a mouth for. If you figure your character got Jono's amazingly verbose e-mail, they did, sure! I'm actually around again! Yay, around again!]

trigons_child

2011-06-28 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)

"I would love to go with you," Raven said. "I think it would be refreshing to do something completely normal." And chances were in Harvard Square, no one would even give them a second glance however they were dressed.

She certainly didn't mind the clinging, since she was clinging right back. She did her best in Fandom not to miss him too much, but now that he was here and in her arms again, she realized just how much she did.

furnaceface

2011-06-28 02:01 am (UTC) (Link)

//You have no idea just how much I've missed doing things that are completely normal,// Jono replied, giving her a squeeze and sending another kiss her way. //This junior superhero thing is all well and good, but just taking some time to focus on being a teenager isn't half bad, either.//

... A teenager or something like it. He wasn't entirely certain if he was counting birthdays according to the Fandom calendar, or the one that he was going by in Massachusetts, or what. If he just went by the number of days that passed him by, he was pretty certain that he'd be somewhere over twenty, now.

For sanity's sake, he was going to just count birthdays by the amount of July 22nds that he woke up to, instead, regardless of where he was at.

trigons_child

2011-06-28 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)

It was potentially going to make birthday and Christmas gifts confusing as well, if July 22 in Fandom wasn't the same as July 22 here. It was less than a month away for her, but longer for him if it was early spring, but since time moved faster, it would likely be his birthday here before it would be in Fandom and...it was going to give her a headache if she thought about it too hard.

Kisses were better to think about, and little nibbles to his neck. "Then we will go see Boston tomorrow," she decided. "How far is it from here? Will we need to find some sort of transportation, or shall we cheat the normal just a tiny bit to teleport?"

furnaceface

2011-06-28 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)

//I think I could be swayed to cheat, just a little,// Jono decided, leaning his head to the side a little and closing his eyes to the feel of teeth against his throat. //Getting into town otherwise would involve asking Sean if we can use his Jeep, and... no.//

No, Jono was not going to drive Sean's Jeep. And no, Jono didn't think Sean would let him borrow it in the first place.

He could ask Emma for a way into town instead, but, well, Emma was bloody terrifying lately. So, not so much.

trigons_child

2011-06-28 02:30 am (UTC) (Link)

"So I will kidnap you and teleport us to the city," Raven said. Her mouth moved up his neck, and she caught his earlobe between her teeth. "And then we will spend a completely normal day doing completely normal things."

She wasn't entirely sure how to be completely normal, but she was willing to give it a try.

furnaceface

2011-06-28 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)

//Completely normal,// Jono agreed, trying not to melt too obviously as he leaned back toward her. //Things like... like shopping... and...//

And what? What in the world did completely normal kids do these days?

Jono was at a bit of a loss.

//And things.//

Yes. That should sum it up nicely.

trigons_child

2011-06-28 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)

"I do not know much of Boston, but I do know there are many colleges are there," Raven said. "Surely those students can tell us the interesting things to do."

Not that she could think of any right now herself, since normal was such a foreign concept, and, well, she was far more occupied with the boy in her arms.

furnaceface

2011-06-28 02:50 am (UTC) (Link)

//Colleges?// Jono blinked one eye open and gave Raven a somewhat bemused look at that. //I'm certain they'd be able to point us in th'direction of all th'best bars in town, actually...//

No, Jono. Not allowed.

//... And probably some good places t'go sightseeing and such, as well.//

Not that he couldn't do all the sightseeing he wanted, right here.

trigons_child

2011-06-28 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Only if they didn't card. Raven didn't have a fake ID, because that would be lying.

"Or we can...what is the phrase? Wing it," she said. Maybe there would be a convenient red line down the streets of the city leading to places to see and things to do!

"I think it would be fun to have no plans, to merely go where our whims take us," she added. Much like her current whims were leading her to kiss a path down along his throat so she could give the other side of his neck some attention.

furnaceface

2011-06-28 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

The other side of Jonothon's neck greatly appreciated that attention, and Jono responded in kind, his hands moving down over her back, wandering over her sides, seeking entry into her shirt so that he could brush fingers over skin.

//You know, I happen to be old hat at winging it,// he sent in a tone that was barely a murmur. //I think that would be an excellent idea, luv.//

Getting lost in Boston with Raven.

Jono couldn't think of a way he would rather spend tomorrow.

trigons_child

2011-06-28 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

"Very well," Raven said, pleased with this plan as well.

"And since that has been decided, I will all you to determine how we shall spend tonight." Because she was so very magnanimous that way. Though she was fully prepared to cheat with kisses to sway his decision -- if at all necessary.