thxforthememories: (Why is there a tiger on my chest...)
Kagerou | BP-500X ([personal profile] thxforthememories) wrote in [community profile] re_alignment_logs2014-06-03 10:11 pm

standing on stone you stand beside me

WHO: Kagerou + Open
WHERE: A mountain in Alpha Trion's Sector
WHEN: Evening-Late night. Week of 6/3
WHAT: Keeping vigil for those who left. At least, that's what he says he's doing.
WARNINGS: Feelings.

He's listened to her last message more times than he can count. Of course, they'd said their goodbyes in person, but, she'd left it for him, all the same, knowing he would need it. Knowing he needed such a reassurance. It's good to hear her voice, but, as always, when the recording ends, he feels the empty ache take over again, and turns his attention to the horizon once more.

Power Joe's stupid golf clubs are in his room now. Along with the trinkets and pieces of life Kay left behind her. He's proud of them. Proud of her. And hopeful. They're not lost. They're doing what must be done -- making their own choices.

They promised they would be all right. He made sure they promised him that.

So he has to remain. He has to stay here, or else what will they have to come back to? He would be a poor friend, a poor parent, not to stand here, stand guard... and wait for them.

Maybe there's a better place to do it. But he can't think of one. He's standing alone, somewhere high and wild, where the wind blows lonely through the panes of his wings, over the rocky heights around him. It's the place he can best see. Where he'd seen her off... The place he'd held Kay in his hands for the last time. Wished her luck -- wished her to stay brave and strong -- wished for her to come back as soon as she could.

"It's okay, Kagerou..."

His thoughts are a mess. He wants to be strong. To be brave -- for their sakes. He wants to make them proud when they return. And he believes they will. He knows they will.

But the knowledge does nothing to fill the ache in his AI. The way his hands feel empty. How he knows tomorrow, when he goes to check in on the police headquarters, there won't be any bright, amused voice calling out to him, using that stupid nickname. How when he finally returns to his room... it's going to be too quiet. There won't be any quiet footsteps in the night.

He folds his arms over his chest, bowing his head.

"I'll come home. That's a promise."

He wants to be prouder than he is. He wants to be braver than he is. But all he can do is stand here, bowed against the wind, and cling to the memories he's always held so dear.
badboybikerbot: (fuck you i'm not pouting)

[personal profile] badboybikerbot 2014-06-04 06:16 am (UTC)(link)
"M'not worried." He knows Kagerou would have his back, yo. And hey. After all the unnecessary trouble Gunmax went through to get up here, he sure as hell wasn't stomping off any time soon.

He watched Kagerou's hands for a moment longer before turning away, looking out over the horizon. It was beautiful, but there was something a little sad about it. Something that just gave off lonely vibes, if Gunmax had to describe it. It was a good thing he didn't try to because that sounded stupid even to him.

"Nice view you got up here. Plannin' on building a nest?"
badboybikerbot: (oh no she di'int)

[personal profile] badboybikerbot 2014-06-04 06:30 am (UTC)(link)
Truthfully, Gunmax worries significantly more than he lets on, but it wouldn't be cool to let it show, now would it? NOPE.

Aside from worrying, another thing Gunmax wasn't particularly known for was letting people get all touchy feely on him. It was just a hand on his leg, though. He ultimately decided it wasn't a big deal, and just let Kagerou do what he wanted. Poor guy seemed a little off, anyway.

"They're pretty stubborn, y'know. Might be a little early to start keepin' watch."
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[personal profile] badboybikerbot 2014-06-04 06:45 am (UTC)(link)
"That's not really unusual though."

Gunmax planted his hands on the ground behind him and leaned back. Might as well get comfortable, seemed like he was going to be up here for a while.

"Even if you know why they left and that they'll be okay, just the fact that they're not here, it. Y'know. It sucks. You're still gonna miss 'em no matter what. It's okay to be upset about it. Hell, it's normal."
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[personal profile] badboybikerbot 2014-06-04 07:03 am (UTC)(link)
"Totally inadequate."

Well hell, he hadn't come up here to talk about himself (if you didn't count the bitching earlier, that is). He glanced at Kagerou, optics going wide behind his visor for a second as he thought over the question.

"Nah. What? No."

And then he paused again and actually for real thought about it, huffing out an exasperated sigh. "...Actually, yeah. Pretty upset. Guess I haven't been handling it too well, either."
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[personal profile] badboybikerbot 2014-06-05 12:09 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah wow Creepyrou what's with the staring. Gunmax chalked it up to Kagerou seeing right through his bullshit first response and didn't comment on it. What he did do was reach up and plant a hand on top of Kagerou's head. It was meant as a comforting gesture, not that Gunmax was any professional when it came to that sort of thing.

"Never been good at this kinda thing, personally. Never gets easier. But it kinda helps to know that I don't have to deal with it alone, even though I'm kind of stupid about it and avoid people most of the time. You don't have to deal with it alone either, y'know?"
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[personal profile] badboybikerbot 2014-06-05 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
It was safe to say that Gunmax hadn't been expecting that at all and would have completely lost his balance had it not been for the big dumb robot arms that had suddenly flung themselves around him.

Holy fuck what the hell. He almost opened his mouth to bitch about the sudden invasion of his personal space, but literally bit his tongue to keep from throwing a stupid temper tantrum. It was just a hug, it wasn't the end of the world. After a few seconds he actually managed to relax, and after a few more seconds, he huffed out a defeated little sigh and hugged back. After, y'know, scanning the area for Shadowmaru because he didn't feel like getting stabbed by a possessive ninja today.

After even more seconds, he plunked his forehead onto Kagerou's shoulder, since it really didn't look like he was going to be wiggling his way out of this any time soon.

"Dork."
Edited 2014-06-05 00:59 (UTC)
badboybikerbot: (she's pretty fug bro)

[personal profile] badboybikerbot 2014-06-05 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
"...I have no idea what just happened. But you're welcome?"

Seriously Kagerou you just called him a BUTTFUCK while hugging him like a big dumb baby. And okay maybe Gunmax didn't mind the hug. Maybe it was actually kind of nice and a better alternative to hitting the bar (because he was a mature adult) like he had been every night since Power Joe skipped town. Maybe he'd even start rubbing Kagerou's back a little because the poor guy was shit at handling this stuff.

"...M'not a buttfuck."
badboybikerbot: (AW COME ON)

[personal profile] badboybikerbot 2014-06-05 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
Well no shit it was a hug, Gunmax had worked that much out on his own.

Barely.

"You just felt like you had to call me a buttfuck. I. You know what. I. I can't argue with that."

He couldn't. There was nothing to argue against. And hell, if calling him stupid names was helping somehow, Kagerou could call him whatever he wanted. Whatever. He'd just continue rubbing Kagerou's back, however long he needed it. Hey look Gunmax could be thoughtful.
badboybikerbot: (the FUCK you say)

[personal profile] badboybikerbot 2014-06-05 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
Gunmax instantly took his hands off Kagerou completely. Shit. Who the hell designs a robot with sensitive wings? Did he do something wrong?

"Sensitive!? Sorry! I didn't do anything, did I? Is Shadowmaru hiding in the bushes? Is he going to come out and stab me? I didn't do anything, Shadowmaru!"

Maturity.
badboybikerbot: (fuck you i'm not pouting)

[personal profile] badboybikerbot 2014-06-05 04:04 am (UTC)(link)
Wow this guy really fucking likes hugs. Or he just didn't care that Gunmax was a noisy asshole. Still, the biker does, in fact, calm down, letting his head plunk back onto Kagerou's shoulder, wrapping his slender arms around him, being super careful not to go anywhere near his wings.

Well okay, this wasn't so bad.

"My bad."
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[personal profile] badboybikerbot 2014-06-05 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm good for now. Ain't hurtin' anything, right?"

Actually, it was pretty nice. Not that he'd ever admit it. He'd have to see if he could wrangle Deckard into something like this. Or something. Maybe.

Yeah he'd probably never try something like that. He was way too cool for that.
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[personal profile] badboybikerbot 2014-06-05 04:42 am (UTC)(link)
Oh good Kagerou broke the silence. It was better than Gunmax doing it. Something stupid would have happened.

"I figured you did. Gotta admit though, I'm not entirely sure what it is you're thanking me for. Coming out here, hanging with you? I mean, you thanked me right after you called me a buttfuck."
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[personal profile] badboybikerbot 2014-06-05 05:37 am (UTC)(link)
Gunmax was a little confused at first, until he realized what Kagerou was talking about. It wasn't like Gunmax had any control over that, but he wasn't going to say anything about it.

"Don't mention it. Glad to be back."

Mostly, anyway. He couldn't help but catch himself missing people from back home every now and then, but it wasn't bad here by any means. At least he'd never experienced anything too bad yet.

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