devoutish: (that's just murder math)
Alfie Solomons ([personal profile] devoutish) wrote in [community profile] wickedchouette2017-04-16 10:06 pm

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[From here.

If they're both asleep, Alfie will turn and try to tiptoe away, not wanting to wake them up.]
bywolves: (you're going to regret that.)

[personal profile] bywolves 2017-04-17 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
[ Royce is not fully asleep, so he stirs when Alfie comes into the room - he's always alert. He picks his head up off the couch and looks over the back of it to see Alfie turning. ]

Solomons. [ He says, soft, as to not wake Mercy up. ]
bywolves: (distant stare.)

[personal profile] bywolves 2017-04-17 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
Good? [ Royce asks, with a small yawn. Just to make sure Alfie doesn't need something. ]
bywolves: (i didn't break that.)

[personal profile] bywolves 2017-04-17 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
Fine. She's asleep. [ Royce shifts, wincing at the creak in his neck. ] You don't have to keep avoiding us.
bywolves: (hooded.)

[personal profile] bywolves 2017-04-17 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
[ That makes sense. It also is a relief to hear, a relief for something Royce wasn't even aware he was afraid of. ]

Yeah. [ He says, finally. ] Come sit. [ He needs a sort of grounding force, after the evening's events. ]
bywolves: (could you stop.)

[personal profile] bywolves 2017-04-17 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
There was a rabbit made of snow. Got her attention, and when we got close, it tried to pull her in. [ Royce's grip on Mercy is protective. ] It left marks.
bywolves: (ohhh...)

[personal profile] bywolves 2017-04-17 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
Mm. It scared her, but the damage was easily fixed. [ Deep breath. ] She was afraid and she reached for me first. She called for me, first.

[ He's still sort of processing that. ]
bywolves: (that's what you're wearing...)

[personal profile] bywolves 2017-04-17 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
And she's grown up being raised by another man.
bywolves: (hooded.)

[personal profile] bywolves 2017-04-17 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
I don't know. I think so. [ Royce never got the chance to ask. Arcadius was dead for months before Royce found out about Mercy. ] I didn't expect it.
bywolves: (that's what you're wearing...)

[personal profile] bywolves 2017-04-17 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
[ Royce glances at Alfie, expression surprised. ] What?
bywolves: (broods)

[personal profile] bywolves 2017-04-17 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
[ He looks down at her - he's not... shocked, it's just. ]

I've never been great at identifying that. [ Someone genuinely liking or loving him, anyway. Gwen took ages. Hadrian even longer. He can't take his eyes off her, now. ] I don't see how she could.
bywolves: (maybe he's born with it.)

[personal profile] bywolves 2017-04-17 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
I'm trying. [ He sighs out. ] Gwen would've... she would've been better at this.
bywolves: (hooded.)

[personal profile] bywolves 2017-04-17 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
[ He doesn't know, Alfie!! ] She knew how to talk to children. So that, for one.
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bywolves: (that's what you're wearing...)

[personal profile] bywolves 2017-04-17 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
[ Royce gives Alfie a look. ]

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