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The Apartment Above the Groovy Tunes, Tuesday Evening
Jonothon hadn't left his room in two days, now.

He couldn't bring himself to. Nothing was quite right about anything since Sunday night, and what the hell was he supposed to do even if he did? Wander around waving hello to people? Hope he didn't trip over something? Just casually wander into the clothing store and ask what they had in their stock of hats to help hide the nightmarish metal construct that was apparently taking the place of his currently missing head? He still wasn't sure what the hell had happened back there, when he'd gone from himself to... whatever this state of affairs was, all in an instant, all after watching the air rip itself apart in front of him.

And, to top it all off, he was having... moments. Not just moments where everything was wrong, but moments where everything very nearly seemed right. One second he'd be trying desperately to make sense of what was going on, and the next, he could swear he could almost see again, watching Joni mind her own business, padding around across the room, knocking over his things. Not watching her with his eyes, of course. Just... being aware that she was there. Knowing that it was his prom king crown that she'd just knocked onto the floor - Joni, cut that out - and even having the faintest notion what sort of sound it made as it hit the floor.

Rana, a deaf girl he'd once met, had said to him that she enjoyed music through the vibration of it, through what she could feel. Here and now, he wasn't quite doing that, his powers were definitely involved somehow, but it always slipped away before he could really quite figure it out.

And he had a sinking feeling in his guts that he didn't want what came with figuring it out, either.

So he sat. And he thought. And if the world went by without him for a few more days while he was like this, he'd be perfectly fine with that.

[OOC: Open for anyone who has any reason to come harass Jono! His bedroom door is shut, but if you think loudly enough at him, you'll get his attention. And because LJ loves breaking pages, here's the link to the Squall and Rinoa thread with Jono.]


2014-03-04 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

After packing up from class, Hanna set her things aside and headed for the record store. It wasn't like Jono to miss class or the promise of shared food, and she thought she'd better check on him.

He didn't answer at the front door, but it was unlocked, so she stepped in, gave the kitchen an obligatory grimace, and looked around. "Jono?"


2014-03-04 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Jono was aware of Hanna's presence well before he realized that she was calling for him. There had been a flicker of familiar, and he'd unconsciously turned his senses toward it like a cat pivoting an ear toward a loud noise.

And for a moment, he even entertained the thought of letting her continue to call for him, letting her wander and maybe if he was lucky, decide that he wasn't home.

As if he was ever so lucky.

//Hanna?// It had taken him another moment still to be certain that the person who was calling for him was still female. //... That you?//


2014-03-05 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)

"Still, yes." Hanna looked around the apartment, sighing at Jono's complete lack of decorating sense. "You missed the hard cider tonight."


2014-03-05 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)

//I... oh. It's Tuesday.//

He'd been in here that long? Bloody hell.

//Sorry. I... I lost track. I had... something. That I needed to be... doing.//

Alternating between moping and freaking out. Important tasks if you were a Jono.


2014-03-05 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)

Hanna frowned, sensing a fragility to his mental voice. Whatever had kept him from class, he wasn't handling it well.

She moved toward his room. "And did you get it done?"

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2014-03-05 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Okay, Rinoa was fairly self-absorbed -- there was a reason her code name had once been Princess -- but even she realized that Jono had been extra-quiet lately. He usually at least poked his head out of the room now and then.

She didn't care that he'd missed her birthday (look, she wasn't that much of a Princess) but Jono had really rough moods sometimes, and why be roommates if you weren't going to be super-nosy about making sure he was okay?

Or at least, if not okay, then letting him know he didn't have to be alone. Something like that.

Anyway, Squall was worried, and if Squall was worried, that was saying something. So they were going to talk to Jono. Unless he didn't want to talk. They'd probably have to play that one by ear.

Rinoa rapped her knuckles against the door. "Everything all right in there?" She glanced over at Squall, wondering if maybe he should say something. He spoke fluent Jono.

(knight modded with permission)


2014-03-05 02:07 am (UTC) (Link)

"You have to come out sometime," Squall pointed out. "Whatever... happened, we can help." Something must have happened, right? People didn't normally lock themselves in their rooms for no reason.

(Probably. We can probably help.)


2014-03-05 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)

//I don't actually have to,// Jono countered. His voice was more unsteady than usual, a little hollower, a lot more tired. //Could just stay in here. Like... furniture. I don't eat, anyway...//

Okay, so there were other reasons he'd have to leave this room. He even understood that much. But right now, Jonothon wasn't feeling hugely rational.


2014-03-05 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)

"Furniture is not going to get sick and tired of all of the worried nagging that is about to be headed your direction, mister," Rinoa said, in her very best annoying mom tones.

She nagged because she loved, Jono.


2014-03-05 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)

"Don't nag him," Squall cautioned. "Nagging never solves anything."

Then he knocked on the door. "I'm going to stay here until you come out," he vowed. "Sulking is stupid."

...Yes, that was hypocritical. And not very self-aware. Sorry?

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2015-07-12 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)

Hanna chuckled and stood, following him. "Where shall I look?"

[Continued from here for non-page-breaking justice!]


2015-07-12 05:09 am (UTC) (Link)

//The one labelled 'Classic Rock, A-J,'// Jono replied, scratching awkwardly at an elbow. //It should be in front of the box of ska, but behind the post-grunge...//

It was occurring to him that perhaps his organizational system really only worked if he didn't have to get other people to navigate it for him.


2015-07-12 05:15 am (UTC) (Link)

"I have no idea what 'post-grunge' is," Hanna confessed. She went looking for the label, though, and after moving a few things around... "Ah. Here it is." She shifted aside what must be the post-grunge and carefully lifted the classic rock box.


2015-07-12 05:16 am (UTC) (Link)

//Mostly, it's grunge written with commercialization in mind,// Jonothon explained. //It started in the mid-90s, after grunge started getting a following, but most stations found that a lot of what was being written and released was less palatable to a radio audience.//

Look, you'd asked, Hanna. And he could go on about that one for hours.

//Sellout alternative rock, mostly.// And a guilty pleasure of his. Don't you dare judge his Matchbox Twenty collection. Don't you even dare. //... Which isn't what we're looking for at the moment. Sorry. Er. Everything in there should be alphabetical. We want C, for Creedence Clearwater Revival.//

Babbling about music had a funny way of taking his mind off of the rest of it.


2015-07-12 05:26 am (UTC) (Link)

"I'm afraid I barely know what 'grunge' is, as regards music," Hanna answered, amused. "I have had younger patients who spoke of it, but mostly only enough to inform me I am not their target demographic."

She thumbed through the albums. "Creedence Clearwater Revival. Here. An interesting name." She pulled out the album.

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