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Firo Prochainezo ([personal profile] foundafamily) wrote in [community profile] ataraxionlogs2015-11-06 12:01 am

Open and closed!

CHARACTERS: Firo and you! With closed prompts for Rey and Tadashi
LOCATION: Camp outskirts
WARNINGS: Mentions of violence and , mentions of death in Tadashi’s prompt
SUMMARY:Firo messes with plants, has fun with nightmares, and spars with a friend

[Open]
Since the discovery of the body, Firo’s been limiting most of his camp visits to those on the outskirts or a route straight to one of his friends. It’s not that he’s exactly disturbed by the murder—it’s not pleasant, but he figured it was a matter of time before somebody snapped. It’s the thought of the place crawling with righteous do-gooders intent on solving the crime. Experience has taught him to steer clear of that.

It’s on these walks that he realizes that the jungle isn’t just weird to him, it’s also kind of boring in the not-so-good way. So anything a little strange catches his eye—this time, it’s one of the frondy, bright, carnivorous plants. Except, if anyone’s discovered its properties, Firo didn’t get the memo.

Curious, he reaches out and pokes at the thing, finding out all too soon that this thing is more interesting than he’d bet on. He calls out, more offended than pained, “The hell’s this thing?!”

[Closed to Rey]
It’s the same as it’s been so many nights before. Firo’s curled up in the treehouse his friend built, his fists clenched as he twitches his way through a dream. It has the overwhelming sense of realness that comes from a memory, and this one in particular has that awful stain that comes along with so many of the memories in Firo’s head.

It’s the alley behind Alveare, a place that Firo knows every inch of. The usually quiet passage is full this time, but he hardly notices it. The girl lying on the ground behind him is inconsequential, a broken tool to be tossed aside. Too early, which is a disappointment. But more a cause for irritation than sadness. Likewise, the couple she was supposed to kill are but an annoyance.

There’s a man with glasses on the ground before him, hunched over in pain, both of his kneecaps shot. This is the one that’s important. He stirs as Firo approaches, grimacing as he tries to look up. The expression turns to horror as Firo places his right hand on the man’s head and thinks--


Firo flinches awake mid-crying out, looking around wildly as he gets his bearings. Ready to lash out at anybody coming close.

[Closed to Tadashi]

Finding out a guy you’ve come to like is already doomed if he leaves this place isn’t exactly fun. But Firo’s had to grapple with the possibility of losing friends before, so he tries to shove any thoughts of that aside in favor of enjoying the time they have now. After hearing that Tadashi—for all that he seems a sweet college boy—can throw a punch, Firo’s eager to explore their common interest.

He’s waiting in a clearing near camp at the appointed meeting time. He grins when he sees the guy come by. “Hey. You ready to go? You know, I never woulda’ pegged you as the kinda guy who knew how to fight.”

While his tone remains casual, he’s watching Tadashi carefully. Whether the guy notices or not doesn’t really matter to him; there’s not a lot Firo can do if Tadashi’s still grieving over his brother, but that doesn’t mean he wants to ignore it completely.
circumitus: I ONLY KNOW HOLA. (EVERYONE IS SPEAKING SPANISH)

[personal profile] circumitus 2015-11-06 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
It isn't the first time this has happened, and Firo is met with no abundance of surprise.

Rey doesn't sleep much, anyway. And since the discovery of the body back at the base camp, she has been even less restful and more vigilant. For the last hour or so, she waits by one of the narrow openings around the dome; it's the closest thing to windows in this place now.

Sometimes, while Firo slept, she stands watch like a guard dog, protecting its home. Rey doesn't mind the hours of quiet... which has then become much less quiet after her friend's rude awakening.

Even if it's happened more than once, her head snaps towards the yelling. It does startle her a bit, as she's not actually used to hearing Firo sound like that. Hopefully, he's not so bad that he's about to lash out at her when she goes to approach him.

"Just a dream," she assures him, quite familiar with that expression he's wearing as well. "It's okay."
circumitus: ...and then i realized im still drunk. (thinking 'wow glad i'm not hungover')

[personal profile] circumitus 2015-11-08 08:32 am (UTC)(link)
Relieved to see that Firo at least has his faculties in order, Rey settles into the mess of blankets and pillows where she usually slept. She sat, cross-legged with her hands resting over her knees.

He says that it's nothing, but Rey isn't sure she entirely believes him. Whatever he was going through while he dreamed, it was something.

"Honestly? With someone having been killed and us staying out so remote like this, it's a little hard to put my guard down." Her eyes narrow when she looks at him, as if studying him. There's no judgment on her part; it isn't like he's never seen a side of herself that she wishes he hadn't. "How've your head problems been? You know, since the crash."

She hadn't exactly spent much time with Firo while he slept back when they were on the ship, when they still had the compulsion to contend with. There was still no way to know for certain whether or not the symptoms they had suffered from the White Room would still affect them here. Though Rey was no longer as plagued by the same flickers of panic when alone, she hadn't quite thought to ask Firo how the memories had been affecting him until now.

It seems like a more tactful way of bringing it up, in any case. Rather than immediately steering the conversation to the fact that Firo has woken up yelling before...
circumitus: Keep up the good work. (it's a 12/12/12 miracle)

[personal profile] circumitus 2015-11-10 08:27 am (UTC)(link)
Even though she's capable enough on only a few hours of sleep, Rey nods. "All right... Will do."

She then frowns at Firo's reply. It should be a good thing, what he just told her, but--

"Really? So what you're saying is that it's normal for you to wake up yelling like that?" Rey pauses, waving a hand when she adds, "It doesn't bother me; I'm actually used to it."

It just seems like a good idea to check on her friend's mental state. On one hand, it's a relief to know that Firo no longer appears to be plagued by recon syndrome, as far as they know. But on the other, his condition is cause for some concern. And she doesn't want to make him think that she has any issues that she wouldn't want him staying here.
circumitus: Because you're marine grade... You rascal. (you need 400 proof or marine proof)

"he can't eat her", heh. cannibal firo strikes again.

[personal profile] circumitus 2015-11-15 09:22 am (UTC)(link)
It may or may not be a good thing that Rey has differing opinions on normalcy. What one considers normal is abnormal for her, such as having a decent night's sleep is almost a borderline alien concept to her. Pretty sure she's never had one of those before, hence why she doesn't ever sleep all that much.

That doesn't mean she isn't conscious of what is normal for a person that isn't like her. And if Rey didn't know what she does about Firo, she would've chalked it up as textbook trauma. It isn't uncommon for someone in her old line of work to have their fair share of nightmares.

She knows for a fact that that isn't the case here.

"Well, I know I'm not hearing things," she says firmly, which is actually a rather strange thing to hear herself say. "What's actually going on?" Even if she feels that she may know the answer already, she has to ask. Make him say it himself.
circumitus: (503): forewarning i'll probably have done those drugs with you (i wanna bring you to show and tell)

a little high on cholesterol, too. not good for the heart at ALL.

[personal profile] circumitus 2015-11-21 08:42 am (UTC)(link)
If past incidents have taught Rey anything, it's that Firo has been persistent enough to try and squeeze enough answers out of her that she otherwise wouldn't have bothered talking about with anyone else. The fact that he's attempting to divert the subject is, frankly, quite frustrating.

So it may or may not be a good thing that Rey hasn't dealt with nearly enough grumpy teenagers to have the patience for his petulance. A little bit of both, perhaps?

She squints at him, almost glaring from where she sits. "And now you're just dodging."

With anyone else, she wouldn't have bothered. But this was a guy who wouldn't let up when trying to convince her that she was human. It seems only fair to return the favor... if one can call it a favor.

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tadashiwashere: (snark: he invented them)

[personal profile] tadashiwashere 2015-11-07 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
He's had time to adjust.

It's such a strangely casual thing to say, Tadashi feels, compared with all of the emotions that are tied to that one little phrase, but it's true -- he's doing better. At least on the surface. Tadashi Hamada is operating like a functional member of society again. The changes are there, though, if anyone knows him well enough and looks too closely. Before, he helped people because he wanted to make things better. Now.... now it's like a need. Like if he stops pushing himself or stops helping, he's going to blow away or everything will just stop. There's a desperate edge to him now when he's not covering it up with his normal amiable smile and kind remarks.

Today is a good day, though.

He makes his way into the clearing with his hands shoved into his pockets and offers his friend a grin when he spots him.

"Ready as I'll ever be. I haven't done this in a while." Tadashi only grins more and ducks his head at Firo's comment, rubbing at the back of his neck. "Guess it's a little outside my natural skill set. I play baseball, too, you know."

Not with any natural talent for either one, granted. But where Tadashi lacks talent, he makes up for it with dedication.

He remembers a lot more than modesty will have him admit.

Tadashi shrugs off his tattered jacket and quirks an eyebrow at Firo, waiting for the other boy to continue.
tadashiwashere: (snark: not saying it's true not saying i)

[personal profile] tadashiwashere 2015-11-08 03:39 pm (UTC)(link)
"Normally there's a mat."

Despite the lack of one, he shifts his stance to be more balanced, not taking his eyes off of Firo. He's going to let the other boy take the lead on this one. He hasn't participated in any sort of sparring since he started to teach Hiro martial arts, and that fell by the wayside when his college courses began to take up more of his time.

"Give me your best shot. Let's see how soon I miss the padding, okay?"
tadashiwashere: (snark: not to embarrass you but...)

[personal profile] tadashiwashere 2015-11-12 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
Tadashi hops back a step to avoid the first punch, then chances a kick at Firo's ribs. He's slower than he wants to be, but he knows that will improve as he warms up. He keeps his arms up, ready to block anything else that comes for his face if he can.

"I did at first. Later, I didn't have the time -- but I taught Hiro what I knew." He reaches up quickly, turning his baseball cap around to face backwards. "Streets, huh? My face would be one big scar if I practiced there."

The learning curve was a little rough when he was a small, skinny kid.
tadashiwashere: (excited: it worked)

[personal profile] tadashiwashere 2015-11-21 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
It's a close miss -- the grab knocks Tadashi slightly off balance and he takes a moment to try to create some space. If Firo just gives him enough time, he'll find his footing again...

"I'm convinced you've got a big advantage over me with that way," Tadashi decides, grinning a little. "The worst thing I had waiting for me if I screwed up was getting locked in a dumpster."

School dumpsters were honestly about as bad as it gets. Way too many bags of half-eaten lunches.

muscovy: (dreams of an empire)

[personal profile] muscovy 2015-11-20 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
It is late at night, or perhaps too early in the morning to truly call it that, and someone has curled up against Firo - tried to squirm his way into his arms or at least against his front, and if that failed, is pressed against his back with one short arm thrown over his side.

And promptly went back to sleep. It is easy to sleep like this; people are warm (most of the time), and there. A presence. And Firo is family, or as close to family as anything could be, and home in a place that is still very strange. Sure, Muscovy hasn't known him for long - the months of their acquaintance are barely anything in nation timeframes - but living as an individual changes how he sees and feels time, too, and it has changed how he perceives relationships especially, rendering them far more intense, if they get close.
muscovy: (what on earth)

[personal profile] muscovy 2015-11-21 02:22 pm (UTC)(link)
...Oh. That is unfortunate.

That Firo woke up, that is. That he's going for his knife is a bit unfortunate, too (it also reminds Muscovy of way too many people, some that he liked and some that he didn't) and he stays as still as possible until Firo has recognized him, in hopes that he'll not stab someone who's apparently not moving anymore.

"I didn't mean to wake you. You should go back to sleep, yes?" After all he didn't come here to wake Firo up, so the glitch in the plan where the other male woke up has to be fixed immediately.
muscovy: (we're good)

[personal profile] muscovy 2015-11-23 12:17 pm (UTC)(link)
"You are always very nice to be around." Not bad company at all. He shakes his head but doesn't move much otherwise, hoping a moment longer that Firo will lie back down. Not necessarily to sleep, but because it is as comfy and closed off than things can get here, where they have no actual houses.

"Awake or asleep. I just wanted to be around you, yes? And you didn't have to wake up for it so you shouldn't."
muscovy: (Default)

[personal profile] muscovy 2015-11-23 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
"You can stay up if you want to, but it would be silly, yes? Humans need a lot of sleep, even when they're old." Or well. Not children any more. "And it is nice to sleep together. I used to really like it when me and my sisters could fall asleep together."

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