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Jono's Room at the Jean Grey School, Night
Good lord, it had been a bloody long evening. Long, and tiring, and Jono was pretty certain he remembered what it felt like to have his heart seize up in his chest. Logan had grabbed Hannibal for the better part of the evening now, presumably to talk about what it meant to be a baseline human who was involved with somebody who wore an X.

... Not that Jono was going to let Logan talk him back into a bloody X. To hell with that. No. No. Not happening, sod that.

It left him antsy either way, though. Left Jono pacing around his room for a good hour or three, trying to burn off whatever... whatever the hell he was feeling right then. That caged animal instinct to strike out at something, maybe. Or was it to run? Hannibal could've gotten hurt because he was so close to him. Maybe it was the urge to run.

Which was stupid. God, he'd just spent an evening last weekend talking to Raven about how bloody stupid his urge to run really was. So he was staying put. Pacing in his room. One of those things, anyway. He wasn't running. He was just... worrying. He was at least as good at worrying as he was at running.

So, there was that.

[OOC: For that guy!]


2015-09-13 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal left Logan at the foot of the staircase with a nod and continued on to the room he and Jono had been given. They'd taken a little longer than he would have preferred; he had no doubt Jono was working himself into a state. But Logan had been the one driving, so Hannibal had had to wait until he finished.

He sent a mental knock ahead as he opened the door, out of habit as much as courtesy.


2015-09-13 03:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Jono realized, somewhere around the same time as that knock, that he was pacing. Which wouldn't be so bad, if he wasn't practically wearing grooves in the floor doing so. He paused, gave a look toward the door and the man who was now standing in it, and then kind of fidgeted a bit where he was standing.

//Ah... H'lo.//

So many fidgets.

//Logan didn't give you too hard a time tonight, did he?//

Yes, focus on that. And not on the awkward pacing he'd just been doing. Good plan.


2015-09-13 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal closed the door behind himself and came to stand near Jono. "Why would he do that?"


2015-09-13 03:14 am (UTC) (Link)

//Mostly because that's what Logan does,// Jono replied, shrugging his shoulders and reaching for one of Hannibal's hands. //And this seems like the perfect opportunity for a... learning experience or something. Figured you'd be getting the 'dating X-Men' talk or something.//


2015-09-13 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal took Jono's hand and let himself be pulled closer. "Actually, I got the 'bringing danger to the school' talk. Your friend is nicely protective of his students." Hannibal approved; if the man was taking on such a responsibility, he ought to be taking it seriously. "But I reassured him on your count as well."


2015-09-13 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)

//Logan's always been protective of the kids,// Jono replied with a tiny nod of his head. //I wasn't really surprised to find he'd told Scott where to shove it and collected as many as he could to set up a place where they can still be kids. It's something I'd been trying to push for since back before Weapon X.//

And Scott hadn't listened. Jono was so surprised, really.

//How're you holding up...?//


2015-09-13 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal shrugged and deliberately misunderstood him. "It was no more than I had expected; it's good he has the instincts to recognize danger. I appreciate his directness."


2015-09-13 03:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh, Hannibal. You were getting such a squint for that. Jono knew you well enough to know that you were skirting something, at least.

//He's... not exactly subtle,// he noted, his side-eye game going strong. //Most of the time when he has a point to make, it's at the business end of his claws.//


2015-09-13 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)

Not so much skirting as attempting to show a different point of view.

Hannibal smiled. "You will be pleased to know that they made no appearance against me. We even shook hands," he confided.


2015-09-13 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Jono tilted his head a little, and then started tugging at Hannibal's hand, making his way back toward the bed.

//He mentioned he was impressed you held out without talking,// he offered. //Would've been easy to get them to lay off you by giving them what they wanted, I mean. Plenty of people would've.//


2015-09-13 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal slipped off his shoes with his free hand and followed. "I make it a habit not to reward rudeness. Besides," he added, with a satisfied smirk in his voice if not on his face, "they did very little to me."


2015-09-13 04:15 am (UTC) (Link)

//Can't imagine you giving them much of a chance, actually,// Jono admitted. //Still, I'd rather it hadn't happened in the first place. I'm sorry it took us so long to find you.//

On foot. When it was a miracle they'd found out that he had been taken in the first place.

... Thank you, Angel.


2015-09-13 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)

"The truth is, you came more quickly than I had anticipated," Hannibal confessed. "Someone must have seen us and said something?"


2015-09-13 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)

//Angel handed me your car keys,// Jono replied. //Said the nice men with the gun must've made you forget them on top of your car...//

He gave his head a slow shake.

//That was about the point I lost my bloody mind and tapped Logan in. I... er. I'll chase Angel down for your keys in the morning.//

It was late, and mostly he wanted to fall over forever.


2015-09-13 04:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Hannibal chuckled. "He really is an innocent, isn't he?" He slid onto the bed and pulled Jono after him. "Logan told me about your trip to find me. I'm considering asking him to teach me tracking; it's a skill I've never had reason to learn before."

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