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Alex and Nel

Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:19 pm

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One year later.

Alex was sitting on his table reading a book and absently popping blueberries into his mouth. The bar was actually pretty quiet at the moment. He was one of the few people awake. Some of the fiends he'd collected on his walks were about as well, of course. But for the most part, those Hunters that were there were either having an early breakfast or sleeping.
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:19 pm

Nel poked her head out from behind the bar and looked at Alex. It was quiet. But there was still people between her and Alex.

"Girl," Maggie laughed as she looked at Nel being a creeper. "You're so cute, move that tushie, your breakfast is getting cold."

"But..but Maggie." Nel said, but she was already being shoved towards Alex's usual table. She clutched at her skirt as she shuffled quickly and then slid into the table beside Alex and smiled. "Good morning, Alex." She said softly.
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:19 pm

Alex looked up from his book. "Good morning, Nel," he replied. He set his book down with a fiend shaped bookmark to hold his page. He glanced over at the bar and at Maggie. She must have pushed the girl to come over. Nel was pretty sure, especially surrounded by gruff looking men. "How are you feeling?"
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:19 pm

"I'm okay," Nel responded, pulling her breakfast closer to her. She had a fruit salad same as Alex, but also pancakes. "I think. How are you?"
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"The same as I have been," Alex answered with a little smile. His situation hadn't really changed any. He popped another blueberry into his mouth. "Big plans for the day?"
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:19 pm

"Hiding, like always. Do you have any?" Nel giggled, Alex was so good about giving her routine and she needed it. He always asked the same questions and she nearly always gave the same answer.
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:19 pm

Alex knew the things to say. He knew how to be to make her comfortable. "I need more books," he said. That happened sometimes. The room he'd been given was mostly used for storing his books. There was hardly a thing else in it.
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:20 pm

"Are you going... Shopping?" Nel asked, she very rarely went out. But she also liked books. "I like books..."
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:20 pm

"I was thinking about it," Alex said and then looked at her for a moment. "You should come with me. It's so early in the morning that not many of the people in town will be awake." Plus the person who ran the bookshop was a woman. Middle aged.
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:20 pm

"Oh can I?" Nel said, suddenly excited. She loved books. "Does she have old books? I love old books. First editions. I used to have Through the looking glass before..." She trailed off and tears filled her eyes. Her ex had set it on fire and thrown it at her.
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:20 pm

"What kind of bookshop would this be if she didn't?" Alex said. "I don't buy my books at some useless little place." He didn't comment on the tears. She didn't need him to point out that she was in pain. He already knew that and so did she. Dwelling on old memories wasn't a good thing. She needed to make new ones. "There's plenty of old books. Those are always my favorite. You can come with me. We can carry more between the two of us."
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:20 pm

"Oh yes," Nel said, distracted from that. "Can I see your books later?" She asked curiously, she could imagine he had many.
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:20 pm

"Yes," Alex said. "If you find ones you like then you can keep them. The ones I have here are mostly duplicates." He only had them because he couldn't access his main collection.

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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:20 pm

"Oh, no I couldn't take them from you." Nel said, because she'd feel mean. "But I'd love to borrow them."
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:20 pm

"That's fine also," Alex said. "I'll have no need of them once I'm free. But I suppose if you don't want any then Bobby will..." Probably.
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"Oh, I don't mind sharing them with people who need." Nel said, especially if he didn't need them. "Bobby is nice." She commented as she ate some of her fruit.
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:20 pm

"Yes, I like him," Alex said. He finished the rest of his fruit and stood up, turning off his music. "When you're ready," he said. He was willing to wait.

"Are you going out?" Cataya asked, suddenly appearing next to him. "Where are you going? Can I go with?"

"Nel and I are going to the bookshop," Alex said.

"Oh...boring," Cataya said and looked at Nel. She was good with books. Cataya? Not so much. It wasn't like she could read them. "Outside is outside though," she decided with a shrug.
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:20 pm

"Don't you like stories?" Nel asked as she wiped her hands and mouth on a napkin and then stood up. She manouerved her long skirts around the seat as she joined Alex. "Maybe we should shop for clothes too, so Aya isn't bored?"
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:21 pm

"We can do that," Alex said. Not that he would buy clothes. "You should get a few new things. It's been a while."

"Yay!" Aya said. "Oh you have no idea how badly I've been wanting to dress you. You're going to look amazing!"

"She needs real clothes," Alex reminded her.

"I know!" Aya said. "She's human. I know what they wear."
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:21 pm

"Oh, you don't like my style?" Nel asked quietly, a little disappointed. She loved her dark clothes, they fit her gift.
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:21 pm

"Girl you are a princess. You need to look like one," Aya said with some sass. But she was a dark faerie. Nel moght not be her princess but she was close.
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Post by Cedahlia on Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:21 pm

"You don't think I do?" Nel asked with a laugh, because she often wore skirts. Admittedly, they weren't always as princessy as they had been in another time line.
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