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Aldaras Evanak Sarbror ([personal profile] touchedinthehead) wrote2014-08-12 09:39 pm

Impatience

Aldaras doesn't bring up the knife with Annie again, nor his sister, or various ways she could be hurt. Annie has homework, so she doesn't stay at his apartment too long. He goes back to having nothing to do - there's some more pacing, some quiet freaking out over Annie and her safety, and then he distracts himself with obsessive preparation for taking care of the knife.

He'll - pack with the assumption that he can save his sister. There's lots of non-perishable food, packing as much as possible with the least amount of weight. Water, too, but that one's a bit harder. It's always heavy. Whatever, that's fine, he'll just - obsessively pack some more things. Pack, pack, pack.

Predictably, he runs out of things to do. Except think. Which has become something of a minefield, lately. To keep him from doing something stupid. He can't think about Zevaia, can't think about the knife, can't think about the Dean and how insanely long it's taking him to get the smallest tidbits of information out of him. He can't think too much about obsessive ways to make sure Annie's safe, for fear of becoming some kind of psychotic, controlling stalker or something.

But trying to not think about Annie is a recipe for failure or insanity, so he distracts himself with - what ifs. What would have happened if he'd met her without the necklace's and tracker's side effects combination, what he would have done if she'd asked him to kiss her...

That helps the time pass by faster.
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[personal profile] alicornucopia 2014-08-13 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
He gets a phone call the next time there's information from the dean, of course. They called Annie first, cleverly enough, and she's already on her way.
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[personal profile] keep_busy 2014-08-13 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
Annie is there first.

When Aldaras shows up, the secretary says, in a trembling voice, "The dean says that touching the necklace can rescue the cut."
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[personal profile] keep_busy 2014-08-13 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
"Of course," says the secretary, and she produces a box, which jingles to tracker hearing.

Annie scoots a couple inches away.
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[personal profile] keep_busy 2014-08-13 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
"Time to revise your ad?" Annie says.
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[personal profile] keep_busy 2014-08-13 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
"I'll try to be near the phone so you can call me when you've found somebody and not delay more than you have to," says Annie.
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[personal profile] keep_busy 2014-08-13 02:54 am (UTC)(link)
"Be careful," she calls.

And they part ways.
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[personal profile] alicornucopia 2014-08-13 02:57 am (UTC)(link)
He gets a lot of people who write him off as a panhandler or a petition-filler before hearing him out, mostly.

There's one guy who is quite white-faced and miserable-looking, carrying a bag, rushing through campus with his lips pursed tight and looking like he's about to cry.
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[personal profile] alicornucopia 2014-08-13 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
The man blanches when Aldaras addresses him and says, "I'm t- you'll never succeed, the knife will get her just like it got your sister, and you're too useless to do anything about it -"
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[personal profile] alicornucopia 2014-08-13 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
"- I am so fucking sorry I'm touched it's this god damn cup I didn't even think Grandma liked it that much I don't think it makes me say true things I don't even know who you are -"
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[personal profile] alicornucopia 2014-08-13 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
"Oh my god I'm sure whoever she is she'll be fine - please, I'm so sorry, the cup made me, I don't think it's true."
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[personal profile] alicornucopia 2014-08-13 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
The man winces. "I didn't even think Grandma liked the fucking thing but yes it seems to be, I just - first time I see somebody whatever makes them want to crack my skull open comes out of my mouth, I tried gagging myself but - I'm so sorry!"
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[personal profile] alicornucopia 2014-08-13 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm giving the fucking thing to the university, I don't even want to see it again but maybe they can tell me what the upside's supposed to be - which way is -?"
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[personal profile] alicornucopia 2014-08-13 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
"Thanks. I'm so sorry. I'm sure whoever she is will be fine and I'm sorry about your sister and - and I'll just go." He scurries off.

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