had_not_lived: (☞ I wanted to live deliberately)
Neil Perry ([personal profile] had_not_lived) wrote in [community profile] poly_chromatic2012-06-09 11:48 am

♕ |[ 87 ]| Speak, father, speak to your little boy, or else I shall be lost.

I should know better than to try to schedule things on weekends-- any weekends, because even if I were able to keep track of these, there's usually something-- but it's nice to wake up and find, at least, that brunch is still on as planned.

I was just saying, the other week-- I can't remember who I was talking to-- how easy it is to fall out of touch and forget to just have normal days, when nothing's really normal here. Just see people, spend time with them, without the City's insanity getting in the way. Curses or not, I think that's my plan for the day.


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[The tricky thing about being cursed, of course, is that more often than not you have no idea anything's off; which is why, after brunch with his ersatz "father" and "step-mother," Neil is casual and comfortable, wandering around town with a somewhat stricken-looking Todd, trying to catch the other young man's hand in his own.]


[ooc; so, Neil's family-cursed with [personal profile] dr_conscience; as such he's a little more well-adjusted, Wilson being a more supportive and accepting father, and a lot more modern. Hence, not realizing he's not public about his relationship. Much to Todd's chagrin :3 Feel free to action, expect misunderstandings and probably threadjackings by [personal profile] mumbled_truth! <3 ]
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[personal profile] skylight 2012-06-09 07:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Buuut what's so good about normal?
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[personal profile] tinysky 2012-06-09 07:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, what Sora said! Normal days are boring. You should make them fun days instead!
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[personal profile] tinysky 2012-06-10 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah yeah! That's the best!
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[personal profile] tinysky 2012-06-10 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks! I'm Roxas.

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ohcurses: (Justin: Girl: Oh)

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[personal profile] ohcurses 2012-06-10 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
Neil. There's nothing normal about today.
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[personal profile] ohcurses 2012-06-10 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, really. [He is not lowering himself to textspeak, okay.]

Where are you?

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[personal profile] mumbled_truth 2012-06-10 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
[Todd doesn't know how to deal with any of this. He'd almost prefer it if he were cursed along with Neil; there's something terrible about being the only one in a situation who isn't cursed. He's pieced the family together, he thinks; Neil's outright stated that he thinks Dr. Wilson is his father, but he wasn't calling Penny his mother. So, stepmother?

Regardless, the family unit could only concern him so far. Not with Neil being so... modern. So forward and open and - dear god, now Dr. Wilson and Penny both knew, and that was all right, in a way, because it wasn't as if they were deliberately keeping it secret anymore, but there was something terrible about the curse just having magically granted that knowledge to them, without Neil or Todd having had any say in it.

And then there's the matter of his hand - the current, pressing matter, as Neil continues to grab at it. Todd can't stay casually evasive that long or that easily, putting the hand in his pocket, or poking at his device as if he has some sort of purpose in doing so, or scratching his neck. The excuses wear thin and Neil has no idea why he'd be so opposed to the public display.

That doesn't mean he won't keep at it, reaching over to his opposite shoulder and squeezing the muscle, feigning discomfort.]
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[personal profile] mumbled_truth 2012-06-10 04:17 am (UTC)(link)
[See, this is where the problem comes in. Because Neil is clearly worried and upset, and Todd would never want him to feel that way - and he is still Neil, that much is obvious.

So he doesn't shy from the bump - much - and manages a soft, reasurring smile along with a nod.]


Um-- yeah. I'm fine.
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[personal profile] mumbled_truth 2012-06-10 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
No... I am.

[He can usually pick up on Neil's moods pretty easily; after a few years, even the emotions he's less inclined to animate, the ones he tries to hide under even grander outward expression, don't get by much anymore. So the doubt is, of course, immediately apparent - and he hates it.

And, well, they're not completely secretive anymore. They'd discussed that, right? They'd agreed... so maybe it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. Besides, he could always just tell people that Neil's cursed and they'd accept it - and he wouldn't even be lying.

So he gives in and lets his hand hang free by Neil's, ready for the taking. As it turns out, the internal debate has not made the action itself any less terrifying.]

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[personal profile] anunluckypenny 2012-06-10 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
[At some point during their little brunch excursion, Penny approaches Todd. She tries not to interfere too much or be overbearing, but Neil's boyfriend seems to be upset and, unless she's reading something into nothing, kind of skittish around Neil. They're good kids; she hopes they didn't have a fight.]

Hey, Todd. [Casual. Right. She's totally not going to be a prying kind of stepmother to Neil.] Everything okay?
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[personal profile] mumbled_truth 2012-06-10 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh gosh. A direct approach. He'd hoped to avoid this, honestly. To just keep his head down, offer a few quiet niceties and not have to engage too meaningfully with Neil's apparent curse-parents. But he can't nod or shrug or politely smile his way out of a direct inquiry.

Of course, he does offer a small nod.]


Yeah... yeah, everything's fine.
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[personal profile] anunluckypenny 2012-06-10 08:52 am (UTC)(link)
[Poor Todd. Penny doesn't know him too well yet, but his shyness is obvious. Maybe she shouldn't have said anything; what if Neil's embarrassed? But no. Something might actually be wrong, and ignoring a problem doesn't help anyone.

She doesn't really think everything's fine, but she smiles, if a bit uncertainly.]


Good. [pause] I hope this doesn't sound weird or anything, but if something's ever not okay... you know, I'd listen.

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[personal profile] dr_conscience 2012-06-10 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
The bits of normalcy are all the more important on the craziest days.

Especially brunch.
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[personal profile] dr_conscience 2012-06-10 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
Oats. Maybe we should just do that anyway. Nothing like some bland, rough fiber to start a weekend right.
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[personal profile] anunluckypenny 2012-06-10 04:12 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, don't knock the power of granola.

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