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~A Second Chance. (Seer + Flieh)~

Post by SeekingSeer on Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:52 pm



No. This couldn't be happening. What did he do to deserve this? No matter what he did, no one would listen. They turned away like he was garbage. He did look like it but couldn't they see the desperation in his tormented green eyes? He was clean. Always had been yet he couldn't land one single damned job. They locked their doors when he came around and didn't even give him a chance to speak. He was educated. He had been going to school after all. Well, he had until he was thrown out onto the street thanks to that fire. He had nothing and was no one.

He had gone to school for years! He was now eighteen and he had so many plans. He wasn't an honor student, but he had an A/B record. He didn’t really cause anything in school and he had been on the track team. He was about to get ready and plan things for college when tragedy took away his home, his family, and his future. He was now alone in the world and no one would give him the chance to get back up on his feet. What kind of society was he living in?

In his rage he kicked a box that was in front of him and instantly regretted it. It hadn't been empty. He hopped on his other foot and tried to ease the pain. His golden locks bounced around his head until he started limping back to his 'home'. He sighed and looked around at the people who tried to stay away from him and used other streets just to make sure he didn't rob them or try and knife them. He couldn't blame them even if he wanted to. He knew what he looked like. Ripped jeans, torn black shirt and he was dirty. He probably reeked to.

He went into a tunnel he shared with an elderly couple and sat down on the cold cement and groaned. He hid his face in his arms and stared down at his ripped and battered sneakers. He probably would have cried but his tears had all dried up. It had been what? A few months had passed since the fire and he was feeling the affects. He didn't have time for pity anymore. He needed to find the soup kitchen. They had moved so now he had to scramble around to find it again and try to get a meal. He hated his life. It was a battle every single day just to get one meal.
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Post by FliehVorDerDunkelheit! on Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:52 am

She walked along silently, the headphones from her iPod stuck firmly into her ears. People passed by her, she was almost sure they made comments because she was kind of an odd dresser for her surroundings, but she never paid them any mind. In her ears were only the sounds of "Over Me" by the Veer Union. She could not stand the people she was surrounded by, she tried to hide herself from them with her long, dark brown hair. The society she lived in was so shallow and horrible, they judged everyone and hated most of them without ever giving them a chance to prove that the first conclusion was wrong.

As she walked, she straightened out the frilly, light blue skirt she was wearing over her jeans. She looked down at her black and red sneakers, the shoelaces starting to come undone. She shrugged her shoulders to adjust the fit of her dark green coat and she shook her head a little, putting her hair back into place. She saw all of the people shooting her the 'get out of here, you weirdo' look, but she just glared back at them to show that she was not afraid. Their opinion of her was already one of giving up, of pushing her away, of putting her in a box and shoving her into a corner where they can watch her and crush her.

She kept walking, the song now drifting through her ears being "My Immortal" by Evanescence. She stared down at the ground, hazel eyes watching her feet erode the pavement with every step. The next time she stopped to look up, she stood and watched the clouds go over. Her hands were in her pants pockets, her eyes glued to the purity of the blue and white sky. She did not really notice the tunnel nearby, her eyes forever stuck to the endlessly variable scenery physically inaccessible over her head.
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Post by SeekingSeer on Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:32 pm

Alexander sat in the tunnel for what seemed like hours to him, but was probably just minutes. He had no sense of time anymore. He didn't have a watch so he only counted time by the sun. He looked up and saw the sun was still pretty high up. His stomach growled and he pouted. He was hungry. Had been hungry for quite a while now. He needed to beg and that was one thing he hated most.

With a sigh, he stood up and stretched. H rubbed his shoulder where he had been bruised earlier that day and walked out of the cool tunnel. Out on the streets again, the sun warmed him and sent the chills away. He gave a small shiver and blinked a few times as the sun's rays hit his face. He scanned the area trying to find a person who might need some kind of helping hand or someone who might be sympathetic.

He noticed a girl dancing while she listened to her ipod. Most of the adults around were giving her disapproving looks and made sure to stay away from her like they had avoided him. She was a teenager; she wouldn't spare him any money. Why would she care about a guy in her position? He looked at everyone else and decided that at least she wouldn't be as rude as the adults. He walked over to her and lightly touched her arm so he wouldn't scare her.

He wouldn't ask for money. That would surely make her think he was here to mug her and steal her ipod or something. Maybe... maybe he could offer her something for an exchange of food. He hoped that she would give him something if he escorted her or home. He was running out of options and imagination.
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Post by FliehVorDerDunkelheit! on Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:51 pm

Allison took one of her headphones out and looked at him, giving him a pleasant smile. She noticed the people around glaring more as she smiled at him, they obviously looked down on him for some reason. "Hi there," she said with a greatly upbeat tone and a wide smile. "What can I do for you? I'm sorry if everyone else is rude...I've noticed they don't really like anyone," she turned off her iPod and wrapped the headphones around it, putting it away in her pocket. She put a hand one his shoulder and smiled at him, but withdrew it quickly when she noticed him wince in pain.

She wondered what his story was and why he chose her as a character to help move it along. She saw life as a novel that is always being written, that every person you meet is just another character to move your story forward. In the end, some divine being of non-descript faith would read it and it would hopefully evoke some kind of emotion, unless your life was somehow terrible amounts of boring. Allison tried hard to make her life as interesting as possible for whatever deity might crack open her book to read after her passing, tried to be a nice person and have as much fun as she could without getting into too much trouble. Amongst the wonder of his story, she always wondered if he had ever been to a concert; it was a crime for people of their age to have never gone to one.

She stretched momentarily, trying to stop the ache in her back from a lack of movement in her vertebrae. Her hair fell in front of her eyes, producing what could easily be seen as a cute look before she put it back into place. Allison continued to wait patiently for his reply, not knowing what he might say. She considered the idea that he might want to assault her in some way, that he might want something of her she was very likely to refuse to give. At the same time, she was the kind of person to give someone the benefit of the doubt instead of jumping to horrible conclusions.
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Post by SeekingSeer on Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:50 am

"er- hi," he said at first; a little surprised. She seemed so friendly towards him even though he could easily whack her upside the head and steal whatever money or valuables she had on her. She even apologized for everyone else on the street! He had never expected that from someone who seemed to be around his age. He had never had a second thought about the people around him until he found himself in the dumpster.

"Ummm... actually I came to ask for service. Do you have any spare change or some food even? I could even work for it. I'll do anything you need for something," he informed. He wondered what other thing he could possibly say to smooth her over and get her to give him food. He didn't like begging and it showed miserably. He didn't know how to really sweat talk someone and tugging at their hearts. He only told the truth so lying to get her sympathy wasn't going to work either.

"If you refuse I won’t do anything. I promise. I am harmless. Really. Unless you attack me." Great. That sounded so reassuring. He ran a hand through his messy hair and tried to fix it a little out of habit when he was nervous. Would her kind and sweet disposition change on him like some charmed snake on its handler?
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Post by FliehVorDerDunkelheit! on Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:09 am

She looked at him, greatly saddened by his predicament. She understood the world at large's reaction now; he was homeless and they did not like people that did not seem to fit the 'survival of the fittest' mold. Smiling again, she thought about what she might have at her house that could help him. The thought even occurred to her that her house itself could help him. Allison started thinking long and hard about it, not wanting to jump the gun on such a big decision.

"How about you come back to my house with me? I can find something for both of us to eat and I'm sure there are some leftover clothes from before my parents moved away and my brother moved out. We'll be able to get you all cleaned up and back in business!" she smiled widely at him and took his hand, almost wanting to pull him along back to her house without even waiting for his answer. Allison really loved to help people, to know that something she was doing was helping make them happy. She liked to believe that maybe it was her calling.

Allison waited patiently for a response, still smiling and holding his hand. Despite the life he was forced to live, it was not too rough or torn up. They were a bit larger than hers, though, as she had never been to over-sized in any part of her body, which made her feel quite insecure at times looking at the other girls her age. She ran her free hand through her hair and kept smiling, despite her insecurities glaring at her from the shadows in her head again. At least, so far, he was not saying anything that showed he was judging her for her looks.
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Post by SeekingSeer on Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:16 pm

His eyes widened at her words and quickly brightened. A smile appeared on his lips and for a moment, he didn't look so worn down and hopeless. She was really offering a helping hand and more than that! She was actually going to take him home and give him food and clothing! It was too good to be true. The day was turning from a horrible gloom to something a little more welcoming.

"Thank you so much! You don't know how much this means to me!" he said. He squeezed her hand a little to show his appreciation. He wanted to hug her but he decided not to. He didn't want to get her all dirty. He eagerly walked with her and ignored all the stares he was getting from the people walking down the street. They probably thought the girl beside him an idiot for pulling him along to her house. He was a boy of eighteen and living on the streets. He was capable of doing quite a few things to her.

"Oh! I don't even know your name. Mine is Alexander," he said trying to start up a conversation. He didn't want her to think he was insensitive and didn't care about anything. "Won't your parents get angry if you take me home? I mean, I am homeless after all. Who knows what diseases I could possibly contaminate you with," he said. He wanted her help, but he didn't want to get her in trouble for it. "I could stay outside so they don't say anything,” he suggested.
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Post by FliehVorDerDunkelheit! on Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:34 pm

"Hehe, my name is Allison. You can call me Alli if you'd like," she smiled at him again, picking up their pace slightly. "Don't worry, my parents don't live with me anymore. My house is equally yours," Allison noticed the disgusted looks of the people around her, too. She did not particularly care, she believed Alexander's assurance that he would not hurt her.

It was not a very long time before they got to her house. She let him go in first and followed him in, closing the door and turning on the lights. "So, if you want to clean up at all, the main bathroom is upstairs, last door on the right. I can try to dig up some clothes for you, I'm sure I have plenty left over from my brother deciding not to take them with him," she smiled more and went into some of the boxes in the corner of the living room, finding a whole outfit for him. She ran them quickly up to the bathroom and then ran back downstairs just as quickly, smiling at him. "There we go, I figured we could avoid an awkward situation if I put them in there BEFORE you took a shower," she gave a cute little giggle and stretched, happy to be out of the public eye.

She took her green coat off and hung it up by the door, showing off her shoulders in the purple tanktop she was wearing underneath. One of the straps had slid down her arm a little when she took her coat off, but she was not the kind to notice a little detail like that. "So...after you shower, we can decide on what to eat, 'kay?" Allison kept trying to think of things she needed to say or ask. She took her sneakers off and put them to the right of the door, underneath her coat. She felt a little odd, Alexander seeing her habit of setting everything right as soon as she walked in the door, but she was not afraid to show that she had kind of an obsessive compulsiveness problem with how things were in her house.
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Post by SeekingSeer on Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:17 pm

"Thank you so much Alli," he said again once they reached the house. He listened to her and nodded his head. The prospect of taking a shower was quite enticing and he couldn't wait to get under the hot water and wash away all this dust and garbage that had collected on his skin. He wondered what he looked like. He didn't have a mirror so seeing himself in the bathroom he wondered if he would recognize himself.

He watched her go to the bathroom and set up his cloths before coming back and put up her own clothes. "Okay. I will eat just about anything," he laughed and hurried over to the shower. He closed the door and glanced in the mirror. He was right. He couldn't believe the reflection there was really him. He looked so different... older even.

He shrugged out of the rags he was wearing and turned on the hot water. Once it was suitable for his skin, he jumped in and let the water drip down his body. He gave a small shudder and grinned. Once he was soaked, he grabbed the soap and washed away the grime on his skin. He was in the shower for maybe an hour making sure none of the dirt was left. He came out and grabbed a towel and dried off. He wrapped it around his waist and looked at the mirror again. His smile brightened. He was beginning to look like his old self again except he was a lot thinner than he had been. His ribs were slightly visible.

Once he was dry, he pulled on the new clean clothing. It felt so good to be in a different outfit that was so clean and warm and not covered in gook. He looked at his dripping mess of golden hair. He wanted to brush it but he didn't want to use her things without permission. He opened the bathroom door and stuck his head out.

"Can I use your brush?" he called.
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Post by FliehVorDerDunkelheit! on Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:35 pm

Alli heard him call down to her and she called back, telling him to go ahead. She was looking through her food to find something and she decided to cook a pizza in the oven. It was easy, fairly quick, and easy to split. She picked out her favorite kind, an italian sausage and onion one and preheated the oven, putting the pizza in after the oven was adequately hot. She leaned against the wall between the living room and the kitchen, just waiting patiently.

She set the table, still smiling, as the pizza cooked. She set two plates somewhat next to each other so he would not feel stranded on the other side of the table. Alli got out forks and pizza cutter, placing napkins next to the plates. She smiled at her work, feeling like it was perfect. She found herself wanting everything to be perfect for Alexander and she was not sure why she was making all this extra fuss, but she knew he would just be happier for it in the end.

When the timer went off, she took the pizza out of the oven and set it on the counter to cool a little. After a couple of minutes, she placed it in the middle of the table, smiling at her masterpiece. Alli walked back to the bottom of the stairs and yelled up to him. "Food's ready when you are!" she smiled again, walking back into the kitchen and sitting down at the table. She waited patiently for Alexander to come, not wanting to start without him.
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Post by SeekingSeer on Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:24 pm

"Thanks!" he called back to her and fished the comb out of her drawer. It took him a bit to get rid of all the tangles, but at last he was free for every one. His hair cascaded around his face a little unevenly since it had started to grow out before he could cut it again. Over all, he was happy with his new appearance. He actually looked like a new person. Maybe now he could get a job if he looked like this.

He started running down the stairs when she called up to him about the food. He nearly slammed right into her on his way down. "Oops. Sorry.." he muttered a little and blushed. He hadn't meant to trample his host on his way to the food. His stomach grumbled as the wonderful scent of pizza filled his nose. It did smell ever so good. The last time he had pizza it was out of a dumpster. It was still good, but cold. This was fresh and oozing with the molten cheese.

He sat down at one of the tables and waited for her to split the slices. He could have done it himself, but he didn't want seem like a hog over the pizza. He was sure to grab at least half of the slices. He would make sure to stuff himself so he wouldn't be as hungry later on and maybe get a nice night of sleep. He would need it if he was planning on starting over tomorrow.
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Post by FliehVorDerDunkelheit! on Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:19 am

She smiled at him and cut the pizza, trying to make sure there were an even number of slices so they could share it perfectly. Looking at him now, cleaned up and freshly dressed, she felt her face flush and she could not figure out why. Alli sat down calmly, now that the pizza was cut, and gave Alexander two pieces of it, taking two herself. She just barely noticed how closely she had set their chairs and it made her face heat up again. She wondered if there was some specific reason she felt embarrassed all of a sudden, she was sure everything was in order.

Smiling as she bit into the pizza after giving it an extra minute or two to cool, she started thinking about arrangements for the night. "Um...so...where do you want to sleep...? The only bed is in my room...but I'd hate to put you on the couch...I'll take the couch if you want the bed," she felt like it was more of a thinking out loud moment than a talking to him moment, but all the same, it got Alli's point across. She really would feel terrible about shoving him onto the couch when this was probably his first home in a long time. "I...I mean...if it wouldn't embarrass you or anything...we could share my bed...it's pretty big...I can scrunch up on one side and you can have the rest..." she was searching her mind hard for a way to make this all easy and happy for them. The thought occurred to her that he might be lonely whether he was up or downstairs if she was at the other side of a whole staircase.

Alli stared absent-mindedly forward as she ate her pizza, her head full of complexities she could not quite follow. She felt embarrassed and awkward for seemingly no reason when she had been so open for Alexander before. It felt like her whole system was trying to shut him out and she really started to hate herself for it. Randomly, to force herself to stay open for him so that they could truly be friends, she hugged him tight and held him for a moment. "Hey Alexander...welcome home."
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