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Posted: Mar 11 2018, 11:26 PM
Walking the line between discontent and disaster
GROUP: Purple Leaf
JOINED: 19-January 16
Rep: 3 pts
Jaime had been in a panic all morning, tossing clothes and possessions around in what had seemed this morning like a futile attempt to deep clean his apartment. A letter had arrived that morning, no doubt delayed by a very, very long time in the international post, letting him know that Evelyn would be back, and that she wanted to see him.
At first, he had been over the moon. Evie was one of his best friends, and he wouldn't lie to himself by denying that he was still harboring a huge crush on her from the time he spent living with her. They had been exchanging letters the whole time she had been away, but it wasn't the same as having her here with him. There was nothing in the world he wanted more than to see her again.
Except, maybe, to impress her.
Which was when he looked around at his apartment in horror and realized that impressed was the last thing she would be if she saw the mess of take out containers, dirty clothes, and various collector's items and memorabilia scattered around the loft. He had immediately gone into cleaning mode, shoving his laundry in bags to be taken to the laundr-o-mat and his trash in bags to be taken out. Toys were straightened up, posters hung that had been neglected since the move, the carpet washed and vaccumed, the floors mopped and swept.
And now, finally, after hours of prep work, Jaime was putting away the last of his clean clothes. He had just gotten back from the laundr-o-mat, having had to haul his clothes the whole 5 blocks strapped like a mini mountain to the back of his bike. As the last pair of pants was hung on the rack he used as a closet, he turned to survey the room. He hadn't seen the place this clean since he'd moved in, honestly. It was strange, being able to see the whole floor. Suddenly he realized why he'd tried so hard to fill the space. It was just too big, too wide and open. Clean like this, it felt cold and lonely.
As the lonely ache started to settle in his chest, a knock came at the door that chased it away like it had never been there. Checking his hair in the mirror and his breath in his cupped palm, he hurried to the door, practically tearing it open with a grin as wide as his face. "Evelyn! I'm so happy you're here! Come in!" He greeted, shoving away the urge to sweep her up in a giant bear hug that lifted her up off the ground.
Posted: Mar 12 2018, 05:26 PM
Sneaky Trash Panda at your service
JOINED: 8-July 16
Rep: 24 pts
They had been gone for quite some time. Evelyn had to admit it had left them in a bit of a predicament with the shop. They had been trying to pay what they could, but they couldn't say no when her mother's knowledge of natural medicines had been called upon in a whole different country. Europe was quite different from the United States, different rules and a different land, Evelyn had felt quite out of place.
But the one thing that had grounded her was writing letters to her friends in Ioana. Andy and Hayden, she had written a few letters to each of them, but no one more than a particular friend, and that was Jaime. Jamie had been a little confusing to her, before she had left. The way her heart had fluttered whenever he said her name had been something confusing and a bit scary for her as well. But with time away she had had a chance to think about things, and she had come to the conclusion that maybe the only person who had been making it feel scary was her.
"I'll be back soon mom!" She promised as she made her way out of the shop that they had spent the morning dusting, and cleaning the cobwebs out of. She was headed over to Jaime's new place, the one he had gotten when she informed him that she would be leaving for an indefinite amount of time due to the nature of the trip. But she was glad to be back walking the familiar streets of Ioana. Soon her mother would pick up their Donkey and Lion from the nice farmer they had been left with as well.
So, he lived on the same street as Hayden did, then? Evelyn hummed softly to herself as she made her way down the street, double checking the address before knocking. And it wasn't long before Jaime showed up at the front door. She was tanner than when she had left, but her soft features remained as they had been when she left. "Jaime!" She said cheerfully, clearly satisfied to see him in person, a light pink dusting her face as she got a good look at him. "I'm sorry I couldn't make it like I had promised at the start of spring, there were some complications with our flight and we got very delayed." She said as she took his invitation to step inside. "O-Oh wow! This is a nice place, I'm so glad you were able to find a place! And I...I'm really sorry for displacing you like that, we weren't expecting it." She said, soft gaze averting itself.