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The Apartment Above the Groovy Tunes, Jono's Room, Early Friday Morning
It had been one hell of a struggle for Jono to get to sleep last night. For a start, he wasn't the only one in his room, not since Raven was there making certain he didn't do something he would regret, worrying over his extremely aggressive state of mind. For another, his bedsheets were too bloody hot, his room let in too much light (most of which was from his own face, admittedly), his cat wanted to be fed before bedtime... little thing after little thing, all piling up and leaving him wanting to burn the damn place down.

This morning was decidedly different. Joni had jumped up onto him at entirely too early for sane persons to be awake, and rather than throw her off the bed (or out the window, as he'd been tempted to do yesterday), he sat up and scooped the cat into his lap. Because sometimes you just had to give your kitty a cuddle. Yesterday he'd been feeling like hell. Today he was feeling very much the opposite.

Did Joni want to get free? Not until she had some tummy tickles first!

[OOC: For that person what is in the room this morning!]


2014-05-23 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Raven had spent the night curled in a chair she'd dragged into the room and set near the bed. She didn't sleep much these days if she could help it, and she had wanted to keep an eye on Jono to make sure he didn't slip out past her. So she'd been reading and meditating a little throughout the night. She'd dozed off somewhere near dawn, though, but yawned and blinked sleepily at Jono as she heard him move.

"You seem in a much better mood today," she said. The strong sense of anger was gone, so that was good, right?


2014-05-24 01:45 am (UTC) (Link)

//Much!// Jono practically chirped that. Fear, Raven. Fear his good mood. Joni certainly did, because now she was scrambling off the bed, thankful that Raven had grabbed his attention. //Probably just needed a proper sleep. I haven't had one in so long... I barely remember, you know? Lord, I'm terrible at that. How was your night, Sunshine?//


2014-05-24 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Raven stood up and stretched, willing the stiffness from her body. "It was well enough," she said.

She'd never seen him so...cheerful before. Azar knew she'd been trying to get him to sleep peacefully through the night for years, but she'd never seen it have this kind of effect on him.

"Is the stone gone?" she asked, moving closer to the bed so she could take a look for herself.


2014-05-24 02:11 am (UTC) (Link)

//I... don't think so,// Jono reported, reaching up to rub at his shoulder, and then shrugging and pulling off the t-shirt he'd pulled on last night before his attempts at sleep. //But it doesn't seem to be doing any harm. Actually, I'm feeling better than I have in a long while.//

He gave her a little smile as she got closer, that crinkle at the corners of his eyes.

//Hello, luv. I think I owe an apology for how I behaved yesterday.//


2014-05-24 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)

"You do not need to apologize," Raven said, leaning in to inspect his shoulder. The stone was still there, but it wasn't black anymore; it was a deep purple instead. And she definitely wasn't sensing anger. In fact, it seemed to be radiating more pleasant emotions, like happiness. What in Azar's name was this thing?

"You were not yourself yesterday," she said. Some of what he'd said still stung a little, though. "You were not truly responsible for what you said or did."


2014-05-24 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)

//Perhaps not, but they were all particularly dreadful things, and you didn't deserve any of it. So... I'm sorry, luv.// He reached for her hand, this time in apology, but hesitated before he actually touched her. //May I?//


2014-05-24 03:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Raven shrugged a little and ducked her head. "Perhaps I did. You did not lie, after all."

She lifted her gaze when he reached for her hand. "Of course you may," she said, moving her hand to close the space between them.


2014-05-24 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Jono shook his head a little as he held her hand, projecting the sensation of a light kiss against the back of it.

//Truth can be twisted into a weapon, just as easily as anything else,// he pointed out. //You've gotten better than all that. We've all gotten better than all that. Dredging up something from years ago doesn't do anybody any favours. The here and now has so much more potential.//


2014-05-24 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)

That definitely wasn't a little shiver that went through her at the kiss.

"You are right," she said. "But I also should apologize for what I said and did." And nearly did. "I should have known better than to try to absorb that much anger, but I just wanted to help you."


2014-05-24 03:46 am (UTC) (Link)

//There you go,// Jono replied warmly. //Always helping, even to the detriment of yourself. I ought to scold you for it.//

Yes. Scold. By sending her another one of those kisses. That would certainly teach her.

Edited at 2014-05-24 03:46 am (UTC)


2014-05-24 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Cheeks turning pink, Raven ducked her head again and giggled, but she wasn't reclaiming her hand. "What are you doing?" she said.


2014-05-24 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)


Yes! That was absolutely what he was doing! Would eyes this big lie to you, Raven?


2014-05-24 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Raven made contented sigh. "I would misbehave more often if I was scolded like this each time," she said.


2014-05-24 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)

And that was a hint of mischief, right there in Jono's eyes.

//I'm certain you could come up with some very creative ways to misbehave,// he mused.


2014-05-24 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)

"Is that a challenge?" Raven said, her own eyes alight with an equally mischievous glint.

She used her powers to send a whisper of a kiss against the side of his neck, then another and another down his shoulder.

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