callipygos: (from the seafoam)
Aphrodite Dionaea ([personal profile] callipygos) wrote2013-09-28 11:42 pm

seattle, wa - 2013

There's a chill seeping into the air, and a fog drifting down from the mountains, and everywhere in this city, people look out at the damp streets and roll their eyes over the sudden absence of summer.

On this particular night, at a lone stool in a darkened bar, there sits a woman with hair as golden as a sunrise.

Her drink is mostly water by this time. People turn to look at her, men and women both, but even the men seem to know not to speak to her. There is a stage taking up one end of the space, on which a girl in blood-soaked white is doing a slow striptease.

The burlesque is pretty good tonight. With Stephen King as source material, Aphrodite wasn't quite sure what to expect, but she thinks the girl dancing Carrie is doing a lovely job. It's hard to be sexy when covered in pig's blood.


... At least, unless your significant other is into that.

Meanwhile, the ice in her glass continues to melt.
2020sight: (Epimetheus)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-01 12:48 am (UTC)(link)

"Inevitabilities aren't my strong suit."

He hunches his shoulders, not quite a shrug. "What am I not entirely wrong about?"

2020sight: (Epimetheus)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-01 01:09 am (UTC)(link)

His eyebrows shoot up.

"What, Milliways?"

2020sight: (Epimetheus)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-01 01:29 am (UTC)(link)

Epimetheus blinks for a moment or two.

Then--

"There's this bar up the hill where we won't get kicked out for conversing, if you want."

2020sight: (Default)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-01 01:38 am (UTC)(link)

"It's totally selfish. I get nervous when your family's upset. Shit happens."

2020sight: (I has a flavor!)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-01 01:58 am (UTC)(link)

He grins. "It's great. It's got pinball."

2020sight: (Epimetheus)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-01 04:50 am (UTC)(link)
Epimetheus casts a longing glance at the old-school Capcom machine, but joins her, two bottles of beer in hand. (Yes, they're both for him. Buying Aphrodite another drink now seems . . . ill-advised.)

"Much better." He stretches his legs out beneath the table.

"Soooo the end of the universe is bumming you out."
2020sight: (whose name meant hindsight)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-01 04:57 am (UTC)(link)
"Everywhere's small," he says absently, picking up his beer. "Small and fast."

A drink. "But yeah, plenty of fun people."
2020sight: (I has a flavor!)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-01 05:02 am (UTC)(link)
He blinks at her.

"Like how? Harder to ignore how?"
2020sight: (whose name meant hindsight)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-01 05:08 am (UTC)(link)



"Generally, yep."

And this is why he already has two bottles of beer to hand.
2020sight: (Epimetheus)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-01 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
". . . Ah."

Well.

He blows out a breath and leans forward, elbows on the table.

"Hm. And, uh, how does that make you feel?"
2020sight: (Creation)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-01 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
". . . Aphrodite, you don't want to talk to me about the way we used to be."

You could call that tone "wry."
2020sight: (Default)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-01 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)

He blows out a long breath.

"The way we used to be? When we ran roughshod over the mortals and the monsters and each other? Yeah, I remember that." He gives her a sidelong look. "Probably very differently than you do."

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