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: (Definitely humouring you.)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-02 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
"Helps when we're not all in one place."
2020sight: (I has a flavor!)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-02 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
He shrugs.

"Maybe for some of us."
2020sight: (I has a flavor!)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-02 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
His eyebrows shoot up again.

"You've got supplicants at Milliways?"
2020sight: (Epimetheus)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-02 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
"Thaaaat's trippy."
2020sight: (Creation)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-02 04:02 am (UTC)(link)
Epimetheus frowns.

"Okay, so . . . do you want things to go back to the way they were, or not?"
2020sight: (Creation)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-02 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
"And what you are now," he says slowly, "you think -- is shadowy."
2020sight: (whose name meant hindsight)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-02 04:42 am (UTC)(link)
Epimetheus is silent for a minute, tapping his fingers on his bottle, gazing down at the table.

"That's hard, cousin," is what he finally says, quietly. "No denying it."

He looks up at her. "So what are you gonna do about it?"
2020sight: (Classical)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-02 04:54 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, see, I'd ask what you want to do about it, but what you want to do about it is apparently run off to the Pacific Northwest and go to dive bars instead of dealing with the people who're asking you for help. Which I'm not knocking, to be clear, but it seems more like my kinda thing than yours."
2020sight: (I has a flavor!)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-02 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
"And . . . that's . . . a bad thing."

This is a genuinely confused Titan.
2020sight: (Epimetheus)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-02 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
He props his chin on his hand.

"So half a believer is not better than none." His eyebrows draw down. "Shit, how'd you feel before these people showed up?"
2020sight: (Epimetheus)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-02 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"And you don't remember?"

So weird.

"Whatever. Look, okay, let me see if I'm following you here."

He starts ticking off points on his fingers. "One, you're not like you were back in the glory days. Two, you met some people who think you are like you were back in the glory days. Three, they ask you for stuff like the glory days, but don't actually expect anything of you because they'll be happy just 'cause you're around. Four, you can't give them what they ask for like you once could, so you freak out and go date a supermodel who's got the flu."

Or something, whatever, metaphors aren't his strong suit.

"So you feel bad because you can't help them the way you think they wanna be helped, and they feel bad because you're not around -- presumably -- and ultimately everyone feels like shit because unfortunately, Ambologera, even we get old."

Beat.

"Did I get it?"
2020sight: (Smirking)

[personal profile] 2020sight 2013-10-02 05:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Epimetheus looks absurdly pleased with himself.

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