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Title: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 26, 2018, 12:36:07 PM
Alright, so I don't know if this RP will actually go anywhere, but the idea hit me, so here we go:

It's 2007, and a group of 20-something's are living in New York. What would become known as a huge financial crisis was only just beginning (so it's like late June/early July), but our lovely little group is blissfully unaware as they try to make ends meet in the city of dreams. To save time in the beginning of the rp, I want to say that they all know each other (sort of) because they live in the same apartment building in Manhattan.

I'm gonna say this RP is cross vibes of reality and FRIENDS, so have at it.

Charrie Card

Name:
Age (20-30):
Career:
Appearance:
Personality:
Skills:
Other:
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 26, 2018, 12:41:24 PM
YES YES YES 10000X YES
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 26, 2018, 12:48:06 PM
Haha, glad you're excited and on board!

If it makes it any more helpful for picking era-appropriate names, the years of birth range from 1977-1987 :P
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 26, 2018, 01:06:11 PM
Okay, perfect. I'll prob choose a pretty basic name, though knowing me that's impossible
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 26, 2018, 01:25:38 PM
Name: Autumn Krystal Moon
Age (20-30): 22 (born 1985)
Career: Autumn came to New York City after being published for writing an autobiography about what it was like growing up off-grid, the child of hippies. While the book was moderately successful in the town she had been living in at the time of its publication, she believed she could have a bigger break as an author in the Big Apple. This hasn't panned out thus far, as she now works in a coffee shop to make enough money to get by, but she still believes that she'll make it as a full time author one day.
Appearance: green eyes and auburn-brown straight hair that she usually keeps tied back in a ponytail and secured with a headband as well.
Personality: being the only child of a pair of flower children, Autumn's views can sometimes be a bit odd. She's well spoken and writes well, but due to her being in and out of regular school and homeschool, she's sometimes missing information when it comes to history and politics and just stuff in general. She's quirky and artsy and a fun person, but also sometimes struggles with social cues because of her weird upbringing. She's also a vegetarian, a result of her parents' teachings about respecting all life.
Skills: general arts stuff, writer
Other: she's more grounded than her parents. When she was old enough, she went to college for a diploma in writing, and moved away from her parents, as they had decided to be homeless, and she wasn't interested in that style of life.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 26, 2018, 01:25:59 PM
Okay, perfect. I'll prob choose a pretty basic name, though knowing me that's impossible

https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/decades/names1980s.html

if this helps
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 26, 2018, 01:35:08 PM
I'm in.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 26, 2018, 01:38:44 PM
Okay, cool!
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 26, 2018, 01:58:21 PM
lol another New York apartment rp? yes!
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 26, 2018, 01:59:02 PM
I mean, it's not necessarily apartment-bound, but they just all happen to live in an apartment in NYC :P but I guess maybe it's similar? Haha idk I wasn't on that rp
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: |ĸιrα| on November 26, 2018, 02:26:10 PM
I'm diggity down
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: GreyCaboose on November 26, 2018, 02:53:27 PM
May I join!!
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 26, 2018, 03:16:42 PM
Yes to both!
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 26, 2018, 04:02:01 PM
Name: Caligula D'Raine.
Age: 21.
Career: He's studying at the Culinary Institute to be a chef.
Appearance: Average hight, broad shouldered, with black curly hair that he's dyed blue in places, and dark brown eyes.
Personality: Rather friendly and flamboyant, almost always smiling. Incredibly gentle, and non-confrontational.
Skills: He's good at cooking, learned the piano from his aunt, and has absorbed a lot of information on  history/archeology. Speaks French.
Other: His dad is an archeologist, who specializes in Roman finds. His mom teaches highschoool history. They met in France while he was excavating a villa, and she was working in a nearby bakery.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 26, 2018, 04:03:26 PM
Nice!!
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 26, 2018, 04:23:35 PM
Name: Alexis Jordan Fleet
Age (20-30): 23
Career: Paralegal
Appearance: wavy brown hair down to her shoulders, rather average height, though more on the short side, blue-grey eyes, and a slim build. She wears a lot of neutrals since her job kind of demands it and is almost never seen outside of business casual.
Personality: She’s a bit of a partier, simply because with how serious her day job is she has to let off some steam. She wants to work in humanitarian law someday, but can’t justify the measly pay check at the moment.
Skills: very good at math, a true problem solver.
Other: she moved to NY because she thought she could make a difference, and stayed because of the great food and atmosphere.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 26, 2018, 04:26:13 PM
Cool! Loving the diversity of character types so far
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: |ĸιrα| on November 26, 2018, 04:33:47 PM
Name: Corey Nixon
Age (20-30): 22
Career: Museum Curator, or at least she wants to be. She's in a master's program of museum studies at NYU.
Appearance: Long blonde hair that is highlighted and average height, around 5'6". She has brown eyes and slightly freckled skin.
Personality: She's relatively blunt and straight to the point in everything she does, and can sometimes be seen as a bit of a snob. It's just because she knows she's right, even when she's wrong. However, she is also incredibly loyal and loves to learn from people.
Skills: She has a great memory, and loves to read.
Other: She has an internship at the Met that she really likes to talk about. She is also quite addicted to coffee.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 26, 2018, 04:40:01 PM
Okay so so far, three girls and three guys.

Name: Grayson Richards
Age (20-30): 25
Career: While he makes a little money off of selling his paintings, and doing the occasional modeling gig here and there (mainly for smaller photographers wanting to build up a portfolio or nude modeling for art classes; he's never done anything huge like an ad campaign), his main source of income comes from his work as an escort.
Appearance: Tanned and tall with messy light brown hair and a neatly styled beard, he is quite physically fit (spending a good portion of time in the gym to maintain his physique, as it is part of his 'career' to look good), has a bit of a crooked nose that almost gives him a bit of a rugged appearance, he and carries himself with the confidence of someone who looks good and definitely knows it.
Personality: A true hedonist at heart, Grayson is a charming and flirtatious person who just wants to kick back, have fun, and avoid responsibility whenever and wherever possible.
Skills: As mentioned before he is an artist, specializing in watercolours and charcoal sketches. Of course his true talent lies in the fact that he is an expert listener and easily able to relate to and make anyone feel special; it's all part of the charm.
Other: He was born and raised in New York and still has family in the city, however he hardly sees them as they don't approve of his lifestyle. As well, despite his being an escort he hasn't had a serious relationship with anyone since high school, and really doesn't want one (he's a bit of a commitment-phobe)

Name: Elias Ko
Age (20-30): 24
Career: With big dreams to be a musician, Elias does gigs at clubs or bars that'll accept him, and has a job working retail at a Macy's, which he insists is just a temporary job until he can make it big. He also makes a decent income doing pet-sitting and dog-walking for his neighbors. Almost got a degree in statistics until a 'spiritual revelation' prompted him to drop out of college to do MUSIC
Appearance: Elias has simple short black hair kept neat, usually, and dark brown eyes. He has a defined jawline and pierced ears, and is about 5'9" with a slim figure. He tries to look good, so he tends to dress up a little for even casual events.
Personality: Elias is a friendly person who enjoys parties, cooking, dogs, and music. He's very invested in music, fashion, and pop culture. He deeply values his family's culture, and likes to try his hand at Korean cooking, to various levels of success. He has a weakness for romantic comedy movies and soap operas, and is a very social person!
Skills: He's very talented with math and business, but doesn't enjoy it and finds logical thinking and more complex issues like STEM-based problems to be 'boring' despite his skill. He's an incredibly skilled singer with a smooth tenor voice, and has self-taught with guitar and piano. He's also very skilled with animals!
Other: Hasn't told his parents why he dropped out of college, and is very scared to talk to them about it since they put so much money into his going. He hides his pain with laughter!

Name: Andrew Thiessen
Age (20-30): 25
Career: almost a lawyer! Having just passed his Bar exam, Andrew is trying desperately to find a job
Appearance: He's rather tall and thin with short blond hair and green eyes.
Personality: Andrew is very smart but not in an annoying know-it-all way (he can be a bit of a nerd). He is also goofy and excitable, in a very endearing way.
Other: Andrew was born and raised in New York until the age of 12, when his mother passed away. He and his father left New York to live in a small town in Manitoba (where his dad is originally from). Once Andrew graduated, he went back to New York for college and has stayed ever since.
While in college, Andrew fell madly in love with a girl; one initimate evening shared together in his first year led to a baby girl 9 months later. He and the girl couldn't make their relationship work, no matter how hard they tried at the beginning. Andrew has parenting time with his daughter every weekened, which he had to fight hard for

Name: Corey Nixon
Age (20-30): 22
Career: Museum Curator, or at least she wants to be. She's in a master's program of museum studies at NYU.
Appearance: Long blonde hair that is highlighted and average height, around 5'6". She has brown eyes and slightly freckled skin.
Personality: She's relatively blunt and straight to the point in everything she does, and can sometimes be seen as a bit of a snob. It's just because she knows she's right, even when she's wrong. However, she is also incredibly loyal and loves to learn from people.
Skills: She has a great memory, and loves to read.
Other: She has an internship at the Met that she really likes to talk about. She is also quite addicted to coffee.

Name: Alexis Jordan Fleet
Age (20-30): 23
Career: Paralegal
Appearance: wavy brown hair down to her shoulders, rather average height, though more on the short side, blue-grey eyes, and a slim build. She wears a lot of neutrals since her job kind of demands it and is almost never seen outside of business casual.
Personality: She’s a bit of a partier, simply because with how serious her day job is she has to let off some steam. She wants to work in humanitarian law someday, but can’t justify the measly pay check at the moment.
Skills: very good at math, a true problem solver.
Other: she moved to NY because she thought she could make a difference, and stayed because of the great food and atmosphere.

Name: Caligula D'Raine.
Age: 21.
Career: He's studying at the Culinary Institute to be a chef.
Appearance: Average hight, broad shouldered, with black curly hair that he's dyed blue in places, and dark brown eyes.
Personality: Rather friendly and flamboyant, almost always smiling. Incredibly gentle, and non-confrontational.
Skills: He's good at cooking, learned the piano from his aunt, and has absorbed a lot of information on  history/archeology.
Other: His dad is an archeologist, who specializes in Roman finds. His mom teaches highschoool history. They met in France while he was excavating a villa, and she was hitch-hiking thru the area.

Name: Autumn Krystal Moon
Age (20-30): 22 (born 1985)
Career: Autumn came to New York City after being published for writing an autobiography about what it was like growing up off-grid, the child of hippies. While the book was moderately successful in the town she had been living in at the time of its publication, she believed she could have a bigger break as an author in the Big Apple. This hasn't panned out thus far, as she now works in a coffee shop to make enough money to get by, but she still believes that she'll make it as a full time author one day.
Appearance: green eyes and auburn-brown straight hair that she usually keeps tied back in a ponytail and secured with a headband as well.
Personality: being the only child of a pair of flower children, Autumn's views can sometimes be a bit odd. She's well spoken and writes well, but due to her being in and out of regular school and homeschool, she's sometimes missing information when it comes to history and politics and just stuff in general. She's quirky and artsy and a fun person, but also sometimes struggles with social cues because of her weird upbringing. She's also a vegetarian, a result of her parents' teachings about respecting all life.
Skills: general arts stuff, writer
Other: she's more grounded than her parents. When she was old enough, she went to college for a diploma in writing, and moved away from her parents, as they had decided to be homeless, and she wasn't interested in that style of life.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 26, 2018, 04:46:42 PM

Name: Andrew Thiessen
Age (20-30): 25
Career: almost a lawyer! Having just passed his Bar exam, Andrew is trying desperately to find a job
Appearance: He's rather tall and thin with short blond hair and green eyes.
Personality: Andrew is very smart but not in an annoying know-it-all way (he can be a bit of a nerd). He is also goofy and excitable, in a very endearing way.
Other: Andrew was born and raised in New York until the age of 12, when his mother passed away. He and his father left New York to live in a small town in Manitoba (where his dad is originally from). Once Andrew graduated, he went back to New York for college and has stayed ever since.
While in college, Andrew fell madly in love with a girl; one initimate evening shared together in his first year led to a baby girl 9 months later. He and the girl couldn't make their relationship work, no matter how hard they tried at the beginning. Andrew has parenting time with his daughter every weekened, which he had to fight hard for
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 26, 2018, 04:52:45 PM
Added him to the character summary!
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: GreyCaboose on November 27, 2018, 05:49:30 AM
Name: Elias Ko
Age (20-30): 24
Career: With big dreams to be a musician, Elias does gigs at clubs or bars that'll accept him, and has a job working retail at a Macy's, which he insists is just a temporary job until he can make it big. He also makes a decent income doing pet-sitting and dog-walking for his neighbors. Almost got a degree in statistics until a 'spiritual revelation' prompted him to drop out of college to do MUSIC
Appearance: Elias has simple short black hair kept neat, usually, and dark brown eyes. He has a defined jawline and pierced ears, and is about 5'9" with a slim figure. He tries to look good, so he tends to dress up a little for even casual events.
Personality: Elias is a friendly person who enjoys parties, cooking, dogs, and music. He's very invested in music, fashion, and pop culture. He deeply values his family's culture, and likes to try his hand at Korean cooking, to various levels of success. He has a weakness for romantic comedy movies and soap operas, and is a very social person!
Skills: He's very talented with math and business, but doesn't enjoy it and finds logical thinking and more complex issues like STEM-based problems to be 'boring' despite his skill. He's an incredibly skilled singer with a smooth tenor voice, and has self-taught with guitar and piano. He's also very skilled with animals!
Other: Hasn't told his parents why he dropped out of college, and is very scared to talk to them about it since they put so much money into his going. He hides his pain with laughter!
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 05:53:48 AM
Interesting character!

Okay, I think we'll start fairly soon if everyone who wants to join already has. I'll leave it open till tonight or tomorrow though in case there are any last-minute joiners :P
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 06:01:45 AM
Whoooohooooo I can’t wait
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 06:37:21 AM
Okay heck it I'm in :p I'm currently working on my character but if you want to start I can jump in later ♡
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 06:44:08 AM
We'll start it tonight then :)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 07:42:24 AM
Name: Grayson Richards
Age (20-30): 25
Career: While he makes a little money off of selling his paintings, and doing the occasional modeling gig here and there (mainly for smaller photographers wanting to build up a portfolio or nude modeling for art classes; he's never done anything huge like an ad campaign), his main source of income comes from his work as an escort.
Appearance: Tanned and tall with messy light brown hair and a neatly styled beard, he is quite physically fit (spending a good portion of time in the gym to maintain his physique, as it is part of his 'career' to look good), has a bit of a crooked nose that almost gives him a bit of a rugged appearance, he and carries himself with the confidence of someone who looks good and definitely knows it.
Personality: A true hedonist at heart, Grayson is a charming and flirtatious person who just wants to kick back, have fun, and avoid responsibility whenever and wherever possible.
Skills: As mentioned before he is an artist, specializing in watercolours and charcoal sketches. Of course his true talent lies in the fact that he is an expert listener and easily able to relate to and make anyone feel special; it's all part of the charm.
Other: He was born and raised in New York and still has family in the city, however he hardly sees them as they don't approve of his lifestyle. As well, despite his being an escort he hasn't had a serious relationship with anyone since high school, and really doesn't want one (he's a bit of a commitment-phobe)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 08:02:58 AM
I love the name Grayson :3 weo I love all these charriesss
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 08:04:22 AM
I was gonna name him Dorian but then I thought "do I really need another playboy with a D name... probably not" :P
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 08:06:41 AM
I'm so excited for this holy shit
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 08:09:37 AM
We'll start in a couple hours then! Hopefully that'll make it so that most players will be online :)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 08:10:25 AM
Can we start maybe after 4:30 PT? Lol
Stupid work
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 08:12:22 AM
Yeah so around 7:30-8EST then. Should be good. I think that'll make for the majority to be here
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 12:01:03 PM
sounds good! I'm home now! :)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 12:12:08 PM
Alright. I think most of us are here, and those who aren't can hop in! Let's begin then!


It was a gross, rainy day, despite the fact that it was mid-June. But, because it was mid-June, it was also fairly hot outside, with the tall skyscrapers of Manhattan trapping all the heat inside the city. Autumn sighed heavily, standing behind the counter of the cafe that she worked at currently, which was on the bottom floor of her cheap (by Manhattan standards) apartment building. She wished she could move elsewhere; the tenants here were an eclectic bunch to say the least, and the area wasn't the greatest, but the fact was, it was all she could afford on her salary.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 12:21:50 PM
Grayson didn't normally spend the night at his client's homes, in fact he was normally against it. However the previous night's client had offered him quite a large bonus to spend the night with her, and it had been an offer that the young playboy just couldn't refuse. Of course, what the woman had neglected to mention was that she had to work the following day and had subsequently forgotten to set an alarm; she had woke up late and in a panic, and Grayson barely had time to pull his pants on before he was shooed out the door. So there he was, heading home, feeling like a walk of shamer after a sordid one night stand without pay. Of course before he went home he decided to duck inside a quaint little coffee shop, craving caffeine to go along with his 'morning' cigarette.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 12:25:09 PM
Alexis was late to work, having been there late the night before and was running on barely 4 hours of sleep. Practically vibrating with nerves, not wanting to show up late, she impatiently waited in line at the coffee shop in her building. She needed coffee for the office, it was part of her job. It was a big order, but she couldn’t show up late and empty handed.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 12:36:51 PM
Andrew finished top of his class, passed the bar exam with an exceptional score and yet no firm was remotely interested in hiring him. The few interviews he managed to get ended with Andrew making a fool of himself. As he walked back from the most recent attempt, Andrew couldn't help but feel like a failure. A very broke failure.

He walked into the coffee shop and got in line behind Alexis from his building
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 27, 2018, 12:47:41 PM
(So question: are they sharing an apartment, or just in the building?)

Caligula fell into the line in the coffee shop, blinking grogily. Mornings had to start so dam early why?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 12:56:55 PM
(sharing the building, but they all know each other because it's a small building, one of Manhattan's many low-rises. seeing as there's only probably 3-4 apartments per floor, everyone sort of knows one another. Also, some buildings have mix and mingle nights, and I'm gonna say that this is one of those)

The coffee shop went from more or less empty to quite crowded in a matter of minutes, which was the usual morning rush here. Realistically, only locals and tenants of the very building came here, as it was small and near larger, more well-known coffee shops. As a result, she knew most of the customers.

"Morning," Autumn said to Grayson, who was the first to enter the shop. "You look like you had something of a wild night."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 01:03:07 PM
"As usual," Grayson replied, lowering his sunglasses to wink at her. "And what about you? Anything new and exciting in the life of a barista?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 01:05:47 PM
"Nothing more than the usual lineup of people wanting my attention," she replied. "Your usual? For here or to go?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 01:09:19 PM
"For here," he replied, glancing at the growing line up behind him. "I feel like people watching is going to be very interesting this morning."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 01:12:30 PM
Alexis turned to the man behind her, vaguely remembering his name. Andy? She couldn't be sure. "Morning," she greeted. "How's it going?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 01:15:36 PM
(I'm gonna assume he agreed to his usual order then)

"Okay, you can wait at one of the tables and I'll bring it over when it's ready," Autumn replied. She looked on at the next person in line, another familiar face, Alexis. The man behind her was one Autumn was less familiar with though. She knew he lived here, but she didn't know his name.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 01:18:08 PM
Andrew tried his best to smile but it was very strained; he was clearly very stressed and upset. "been better," he admitted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 01:18:18 PM
<**right sorry :p he was distracted by being so darn sexy**>

"Thanks darlin'," Grayson drawled, stepping away from the line up to find himself a nice, quiet table where he could sit back and observe.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 01:21:00 PM
Autumn rolled her eyes. Grayson was friendly, but she found his flirtatiousness to be over the top. She looked up at Alexis. "Good morning."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 01:22:16 PM
Alexis was about to reply, but she was next in line so she hurried up to the counter with an apologetic smile at...Arthur? "Hey," she said to Autumn. She pulled out a piece of paper with the drink orders for everyone in the office. "Is there any way you could rush those? I'm late for work already." She grimaced, feeling terrible.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: GreyCaboose on November 27, 2018, 01:24:35 PM
Elias yawned as he strolled into the cafe that he was so grateful was conveniently on the first floor of the complex he lived in. He'd been up way too late practicing for his gig in two days and balancing that by also negotiating with his unfortunate neighbors, who were trying to sleep. He checked his outfit, hoping his 'unintentionally gorgeous' look didn't seem too...intentional. He didn't want to seem like he was trying too hard.
He moved into the back of the line, boredly humming his most recent song to himself. He needed to work on the third verse, then it would be a hit. A real chart-topper. But until then, he was fine with waiting for his morning coffee. He needed to be energized to figure out lyrics.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 01:28:21 PM
Autumn took the list, examining it. "I can try," she said. The list was mostly alright, save for a few crazy orders. "I'll give it to Kevin in the back, he might be able to speed it up." As she said that, she put the paper through the little window that went into the back room that doubled as a kitchen. "You can wait off to the side, just so I can get through everyone else," she said, indicating the end of the counter which happened to be near the table where Grayson was seated.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 01:31:33 PM
"Thanks, Autumn," she said gratefully, moving off to the side. She gave Grayson a little smile, fixing the collars of her pressed dress shirt nervously. God, she hated being late.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 27, 2018, 01:33:17 PM
Cal stood in line, shoulders slouched forward, eyes barely opened. He stirred, and opened his eyes when people's voices reached him. His neghbor Autumn was serving. Grayson and Alexis.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 01:35:59 PM
Autumn looked at the only vaguely familiar face that belonged to the man that Alexis had been speaking to. He looked professional, and she wondered how he'd ended up here, at this grungy building. She knew he lived here, but he must have been new, because she didn't know anything else about him. "Morning, sir. What would you like?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 01:36:47 PM
"You look awfully stressed," Grayson commented, noting how Alexis fiddled with her collar and was constantly checking the time. "Late for work, I take it?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 01:37:49 PM
Alexis nodded, giving him a nervy smile. "I didn't get back until late last night and I slept through my alarm," she explained. "And I still have to get coffee for all the lawyers."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 01:39:14 PM
Andrew stepped forward, "Good morning," he said, "Ummm, just a plain coffee please. Black," he requested, "no need to hurry, I regrettably have no job to even be late for," he muttered as he absently rubbed the back of his neck, a habit of his when he felt uncomfortable; there had been a lot of that during his interview. "Sorry...it's been a bad day," he said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 01:42:21 PM
"The day's only just beginning, still time for it to get better," Autumn replied. She went to the machine and used it to pour some hot black coffee. "You're new here, aren't you? Like, to this building."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 01:47:44 PM
"Wish I could be that optimistic," Andrew said whilst dropping his hand, "New? yeah, just moved in a couple weeks ago." he said with a genuine smile, "Andrew,"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 01:48:29 PM
"Ah yeah, isn't that the hierarchy of office workplace? Bottom of the wrung is everyone else's coffee bitch," Grayson mused. His gaze scanned over the people in line. Most he didn't really recognize; then again he was either away from home most of the time or sleeping all day. The perks of only working evenings and nights.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 01:51:39 PM
"Unfortunately, yeah. That's me, coffee bitch extraordinaire," she said with a small laugh. She overheard Andrew's (so that was his name) conversation with Autumn. He seemed like an office type himself.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 01:52:08 PM
She handed him his coffee. "Autumn," she replied. "Oh, Rob - the owner of this building and the cafe - he's hosting a building mixer. It's kind of his thing when someone moves in. He gives this speech about wanting this apartment to feel like a small community because the big city can be overwhelming. You'll hear it tonight. Hope you can come! There's more information over there." She pointed to the flyers posted up around the cafe, that gave all the details about the get together that coming evening.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 27, 2018, 01:57:50 PM
Cal shifted forward slightly, and tried to pay attention to what was being said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 02:02:02 PM
Andrew grabbed his coffee from her, "Very nice to meet you Autumn," he said, "I'll try to make it out tonight; sounds like fun," he said. He paid for the drink then grabbed a flyer to look over
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 27, 2018, 02:04:46 PM
Cal stepped up to the counter. "Two salted caramels please." He mumbled. "Morning Autumn."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 02:04:54 PM
"I don't know how you do it," Grayson lamented. "I could never be someone's bitch. Well, not in that way." He looked over at the new guy who was looking over one of the flyers. "Feel like partying with the other tenants?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 02:09:49 PM
She grinned a little, nodding. "So long as I get out of work in time, I would love to party." She glanced at Andrew. "I wonder what he's trying to get a job in."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 02:16:00 PM
Andrew folded the flyer up and stuffed it in his back pocket then grabbed a table, completely unaware of Alexis and Grayson's conversation about him. With a heavy sign, Andrew pulled out his laptop and began yet another search for firms hiring.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 02:17:58 PM
"Judging from his attire? Something as soul crushing as your field," Grayson replied wryly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 02:20:32 PM
HA. Lawyers do have that soul-crushed look in their eyes....at least, family lawyers do :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 02:20:52 PM
Alexis snorted. "Law is not completely soul crushing. Being a coffee bitch, yeah, but eventually I'll be helping with the real cases." She still had time, so she stepped over to Andrew. "Andrew, right?" she said as a way of introduction.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 02:26:46 PM
Andrew looked up from his computer to see the girl from the line, "That's me," he said awkwardly, "Um...you're from the building too right? I've seen you around a few times," he noted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 02:29:28 PM
Alexis nodded, smiling in what she hoped was a welcoming way. "Yep. I'm Alexis. I couldn't help but overhear you're in the job search?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 02:34:40 PM
Andrew let out a deep sigh that felt like he was completely deflating, "Unfortunately. I just passed the bar, now I'm trying to find a firm that will take me" he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 02:37:35 PM
Her eyebrows shot into her hairline in surprise. She didn't expect it to be so on the nose. "Well shit, man, I work in a law firm right now. If you wanted I could, like, drop off your resume or put in a good word or something."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 02:47:25 PM
Andrew's face lit up, "What, really!? That's amazing! You would really do that for me?" he asked excitedly. Part of his problem had been having no connections.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 02:49:27 PM
"Listen, I can't promise anything. I'm a paralegal there, I'm just the coffee bitch really but I can see if we've got any open spots and put your name in if we do. That's what neighbours do, right?" Alexis smiled at him. She wanted to help if she could. And being friends with one of the lawyers at her firm would do her good. "Just promise me you're not crazy or lazy or something."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 02:59:58 PM
(hey, at least she's an actual paralegal and not just a legal assistant :P)

Andrew was beaming like the complete dork that he was, "No no, not crazy and definitely not lazy...I promise!" he assured her. Andrew rifled through his brief case and pulled out a Resume; he always had copies on hand just in case. Andrew handed her the copy, "Fingers crossed!" he said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 03:02:12 PM
Autumn smiled at Cal. "Morning," she replied. She got the salted caramels ready. "For here or to go?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 03:24:42 PM
Grayson had retrieved his coffee and scurried back to his seat, just in time to overhear Alexis' conversation with the new guy. "Wow, another lawyer type, huh? I always figured you people lived in fancy high rises but apparently I was wrong."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 27, 2018, 03:25:38 PM
"Here, please." He smiled back."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 03:27:17 PM
Autumn handed them to Cal. "6.50," she said. A ding from the back kitchen window sounded, and she turned quickly to see that the large order that Alexis had placed was now ready. While she waited for the money, she brought the tray of drinks over to the counter where Alexis was at. "Good luck with all of this," she said. "See you tonight?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 03:41:26 PM
Alexis hurriedly took the resume and put it in her briefcase. “It’s the lawyers that make the big bucks, for now, I’m stuck on a pretty crap salary for New York living.” She grabbed the coffees from Autumn. “Thanks again. I’ll definitely be there tonight. Bye!” She called as she ran out of the shop.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 27, 2018, 03:43:37 PM
Cal put the money on the counter, and took a sip of coffee.  He then shuffled out of the way to let the next customer order. "Morning Grayson. Alexis.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 03:45:29 PM
[im headed to bed 😘]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: GreyCaboose on November 27, 2018, 03:46:15 PM
(Me too!!)

When Cal moved out of the way, Elias slid in to order. "Can I get one of those fancy French vanilla lattes, with...all the shots of espresso you're legally allowed to give me?" He winked and hoped he was seeming funny and casual - It took a lot of work to be casual.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 03:48:24 PM
"Morning," Grayson replied to... whatever his name was. He took a long sip of his coffee, letting his head fall back in ecstasy. Oh, yes, he had needed this.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 03:49:49 PM
Autumn smirked at the request. "It's an extra 50 cents per shot, so we're only allowed to give you five." She went through the process of making the latte, and then handed it to Elias.

She had to admit, the smell of it was quite nice. The only irony of her working in a coffee shop was that she didn't particularly like coffee, but she did find the smell intoxicating nonetheless, making the job all the more bearable.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 27, 2018, 04:03:57 PM
Cal sat, and sipped quietly at his first cup. He was deliberately not taking Eight A.M. classes, so he could wake up properly in the mornings. "God I hate mornings." He grumbled to himself.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 04:07:11 PM
Andrew snorted, "Do you know how much law school costs? I'm in so much debt, this is about the only place I can afford," he responded
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 04:11:42 PM
Autumn glanced out at the coffee shop. The line was now through, and it didn't look like anyone else was coming in. Those currently seated in the shop, save for the old man in the corner reading a newspaper, were the people she just served. She made her way over to the side of the room where Grayson, Andrew, and Cal were seated. "How's the coffee?" she asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 27, 2018, 04:14:24 PM
"Elixir of the gods. Ambrosia from heaven." Cal answered, taking a sip. "How's your morning been?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 04:55:02 PM
Grayson flashed Andrew a crooked smile, raising his hands defensively. "Hey, I meant no offense. Just pointing out a funny observation, that's all." He extended his hand for the other man to shake. "Name's Grayson, by the way."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 04:57:02 PM
"Morning's been pretty good, so far," Autumn replied to Cal, though watching Grayson and Andrew carefully. "Fair warning," she said to Andrew, "he's a bit of a flirt. With everybody."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 27, 2018, 04:59:59 PM
"Only to the pretty ones," Grayson replied with a sly grin.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: |ĸιrα| on November 27, 2018, 05:23:01 PM
Corey walked into the coffee shop, her bag weighed down on her shoulder with a dozen books. She went up to the counter and looked around, her nose crinkling a bit in annoyance when she saw no one was there.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 27, 2018, 05:31:42 PM
"Yeah, no, it's to everyone," Autumn said. She looked up as the door opened and saw a girl walk in. She headed back over to the counter. "What can I get for you?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 27, 2018, 05:40:30 PM
Andrew felt his cheeks redden and his hand instinctively went to the back of his neck again, clearly embarrassed. “Well um...it’s nice to meet you” he said, cursing himself for being such a dork.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: |ĸιrα| on November 27, 2018, 05:41:41 PM
"Um, hm, could I get- wait, no, I don't want that, um," Corey squinted up at the menu above the counter. "Yeah, okay, I'll just take a medium black coffee with room for cream," she said with a final nod, then turned her gaze on the girl behind the counter.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 27, 2018, 10:34:21 PM
Alexis made it to work just a bit late, still managing to beat a couple of the lawyers there and leaving their coffees on their desks. When Donny, one of the head head lawyers, got to work, she went in to tell him about Andrew and his job search.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2018, 03:05:27 AM
Cal leaned his elbows on the table, slowly sipping his drink. He looked at the others. "Hi, I'm Cal."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 28, 2018, 03:50:09 AM
Grayson still wore that signature grin of his as he watched Autumn assist the woman at the counter. True, it was mostly with everyone. But that was because most everyone found it flattering. He turned back to Andrew and Cal. "You guys going to attend that little shimdig, then?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 04:45:35 AM
Autumn got Corey's coffee together, handing it to her. "Cream's over at the edge of the counter," she said, gesturing to the spot just after the area people waited at for larger orders to be ready.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 04:59:56 AM
Alexis was working on some case notes for the most recent defense case they were working on at the office when Donny called her into his office. "I need you to call some candidates for a position," he told her. "Annie's on maternity leave as of Monday and we still haven't gotten a temporary replacement." He handed her a pile of resumes. "I need you to set up interviews for as soon as possible, we're way behind on this."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 05:14:21 AM
Andrew shrugged,”I guess so.  Nothing else to do tonight,” he said, feeling a little embarrassed at his lack of a social life.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: |ĸιrα| on November 28, 2018, 05:59:37 AM
"Oh, great, thanks!" Corey said and took her coffee over to put cream and sugar in. She stirred it as she looked around for an open seat to go and do some work.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 06:09:18 AM
(Do you guys want to continue interactions, or hop over to the evening event?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 28, 2018, 06:12:44 AM
<**I'm okay with skipping. It would mean all of our characters have a reason for being in the same place again**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: |ĸιrα| on November 28, 2018, 06:15:52 AM
(Im good with that. What is it exactly lol i think i missed the mention)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 06:23:36 AM
[yes please]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 06:38:49 AM
(okay cool. It's basically just a mixer being hosted in the coffee shop by the owner of the building and shop, Rob, to welcome to new people moved in)

Once Autumn's shift had been over, she had gone back upstairs, gotten ready for the community mixer, and headed back downstairs to the shop. As it was an older building, it didn't have a party room, and so whenever Rob held the mixers, he did so in the coffee shop. Thankfully, the actual coffee shop part was closed, and there was catered food consisting of basic sandwiches and boxed coffee, so she wouldn't have to serve.

Rob was downstairs already, always the eager to welcome new tenants to his building. Autumn waved a hello to him, and he grinned at her, waving back. Rob was a man in his mid-fifties, on the short side, heavy, and balding. "Hope everyone can make it," he said, obviously excited.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 06:41:56 AM
Alexis was grateful to get out of work early, with the promise to compile case notes from work on her off time. She still felt like she was running late for the mixer though, so she practically burst through the front doors of the apartment, knowing she still had to get changed and party ready. Just as she walked through the door, her foot caught on the lip of the doorway and she tripped, dropping her briefcase and watching all the notes fly out. It was a moment of pure defeat and she groaned, rubbing the bridge of her nose, swearing profusely.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 28, 2018, 06:55:07 AM
"Clumsy as ever," Grayson chuckled. He'd been heading out to the party after choosing appropriate attire (tight pants and a collared shirt that was perhaps unbuttoned a little too much), when he had come across Alexis and witnessed her graceful face plant. He offered her his hand. "Here, let me help."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 06:57:14 AM
She smiled up at Grayson, charmed as ever to see him. While Autumn didn’t enjoy his flirtatious nature, Alexis found it quite fun. She took his hand, using the help to stand up and dust her clothes off. “I swear I’ll never be on time for anything,” she commented. “Thanks.” She bent over to start getting the notes together.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 28, 2018, 07:02:11 AM
Grayson scoffed. "Being on time is for uptight people who never want to just hang back and enjoy the ride to the destination," he shrugged, helping her to pick up her papers.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: |ĸιrα| on November 28, 2018, 07:06:25 AM
Corey was being dragged here with her roommate, which she was less than thrilled about. "Abby, you know I have that paper to work on," she complained as they walked to the front door of the apartment building. She stopped when she saw the pair gathering the papers and raised an eyebrow.
"You alright?" She asked, bending down to grab a sheet of paper and handed it to the girl that it looked like it belonged to.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 07:24:12 AM
Andrew headed downstairs from his apartment, walking into the coffee shop while talking on the phone. He was noticeably frustrated and upset.
"Jen, it's my weekend! You can't keep doing this!" he exclaimed then paused, listening to the person on the other end. He was getting more and more agitated, "We have an Order Jen...." he started but then she had already hung up and he was left in a very foul mood. Andrew stuffed his phone in his pocket and looked around, hoping he hadn't drawn too much attention
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 07:43:49 AM
"So glad you could make it!" Rob called from across the shop at Andrew.

Autumn, who had been closer, looked at Andrew curiously. "What was that about?" she asked, pointing towards his flip phone.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 07:59:18 AM
Andrew looked at her, unsure if he wanted to share this part of his life. “My daughter....my x is being difficult. It’s supposed to be my weekend but now she’s saying I can’t have her”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2018, 08:12:04 AM
Cal overhead the last bit of what Andrew said. "That must suck man."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 08:24:35 AM
"Shit," Autumn said. "That's gotta be rough."

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 08:26:59 AM
Alexis smiles at all the people helping her, finishing collecting the papers and shoving them in her briefcase. “Thanks,” She said. “I’m fine, just a regular day in the life. I’ll be back down soon, I’ve gotta change before the mixer.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 08:27:57 AM
Rob hobbled over closer to the others, placing a bowl of punch one one of the centre tables. "Made it myself," he said proudly. "It's got a real kick, you know, rum and bourbon. You gotta have it strong, otherwise, what's the fun."

"Careful," Autumn warned in a low tone to Andrew, though smiling amusedly while she did. "It's super potent."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 28, 2018, 09:33:54 AM
"See you at the party, then," Grayson waved her off with a wink, before heading out into the coffee shop. There were already a few people there, including some unfamiliar faces. Grayson immediately made a beeline for the alcohol; it was a party, after all. And that meant letting loose more than he normally did.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 09:37:09 AM
Alexis ran to her apartment (no roommates thank god) and quickly took her hair out of its restrictive bun and switched out her suit for something much less stick and more flowy and sexy. She was excited to finally be having a in night not bogged down by work. She slipped on a different pair of heels and touched up her makeup before she was ready to head back to the party.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 10:06:38 AM
“You have no idea,” he replied. His relationship with his x was nothing but rough. He wished they could just be civil but he also didn’t want to miss out on his daughters life because he was too passive. He poured himself a glass and took a big sip,”god that is strong” he said with a chuckle.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 10:20:58 AM
Alexis took one last look in the mirror and fluffed up her hair a little bit more before slipping back downstairs, melding in with the party. She knew Rob's notorious punch and she couldn't be more excited for it, so she went over and got herself a cup of it.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2018, 10:23:36 AM
Cal nodded and poured himself a cup of coffee. "I've had a few nasty ex's." He took a sip, and grimaced. "Cheep coffee."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 28, 2018, 10:29:02 AM
"The stronger the better," Grayson interjected, sipping on his own cup of Rob's brew. "All the better to help lower a person's inhibitions."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 10:30:47 AM
Alexis heard the tail end of their conversation and popped in. "It does help make people more fun," she agreed with Grayson. "Do things they would never normally do."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2018, 11:17:23 AM
Cal downed the coffee, and got a cup of punch. "Here's to bitchy exes, meeting new people, having a good time with those we know, and getting shitfaced'n making hilariously silly mistakes."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 11:46:51 AM
"As long as those silly mistakes are all in good fun," Autumn said, sipping on her punch. She was debating whether or not to get drunk tonight. She knew that Rob was giving her the late shift tomorrow, so she wouldn't have to worry about getting up early.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 12:11:24 PM
"God knows I need to have some fun tonight," Andrew said then took another sip. He then approached Alexis cautiously, flashing a timid smile, "So...uh, did you give them my resume?" he asked, "Any chance they are hiring?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 12:12:51 PM
At Andrew's hopeful look, Alexis couldn't help but grin wildly. "You're in luck. We have a maternity leave position open and they're desperate to fill it stat. I wanted to tell you in person: you've got an interview! As soon as you can come in."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 12:26:43 PM
Andrew felt like something was finally going his way. "Are you serious? That is amazing, thank you thank you thank you!" he exclaimed, "You are amazing; I owe you big time!" Andrew said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 12:27:51 PM
Alexis' grin grew even bigger. "Well when you get hired there, I'll finally have one of the lawyers owing me," she joked, taking a large sip of the punch. It was quite good.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 12:30:44 PM
Autumn finished her punch and went to get more, having decided on her fate for the night. "So is tonight a celebration for your interview, too, then?" she asked Andrew.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 12:34:00 PM
"Let's hope I do get hired then," Andrew said, smile faultering slightly as he started to worry about it. What if they didn't like him? What if he couldn't get a job even with connections?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 12:39:57 PM
She could see the worry colouring Andrew's face and decided to clink her punch glass with him festively. "Let's celebrate, yeah! It's a good night, with good booze, and," she paused, "mediocre music."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2018, 12:47:59 PM
"Good for you Andrew." Cal said with a smile. "Good luck with the interview." He took another drink. "So how was your day Autumn?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 28, 2018, 12:49:58 PM
"Good booze, mediocre music, and great company," Grayson added, knocking back his second drink. He was starting to feel loose (well more so than usual), and began eyeing the crowd that was slowly forming. Which one of these lucky people will be accompanying me back to my apartment tonight? he thought to himself, amused.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 12:50:38 PM
"Hey," Rob called out from the stereo. "Soulja Boy is the cool thing these days."

"Just got to serve a bunch of people, as is usual," Autumn replied. "Since I had the morning shift, I got off early, so I got to brainstorm some ideas for my next novel, but none are really that good. How about you?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2018, 12:57:53 PM
Pretty uneventful, except for when one guy spent the night partying, and came to class plastered, then passed out on the fondue he was making." Cal said with a laugh. "Then he tried to cuddle the Professor, mumbling something about protecting his narwhal."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 12:58:50 PM
Alexis saw how quickly Grayson was finishing his drinks and wondered if she ought to be drinking at the same pace. It was a party after all, and they even had things to celebrate. She may as well drink up. With that decided, she polished off her first drink and went for more. "What about games?" she asked. "Shouldn't there be games at a mixer Rob?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 01:01:02 PM
Rob grinned devilishly. "Wouldn't be a mixer night without some charades!" It was clear he was already drunk, and he stumbled his way over to the group of them. "Who wants to go first?!"

Autumn grinned at Cal's story. "Intoxication certainly brings out something in people, doesn't it," she laughed, finishing her second drink. She was beginning to feel the slight hints of intoxication coming on, but the night was still young. She poured another. 
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 01:05:00 PM
Andrew felt a bit better but his nerves had always been his downfall. He finished off his drink and then filled it right back up again, "Alright alright, let's celebrate," he agreed, "I'm so down for some games! I'll go first" he offered
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 01:09:24 PM
Alexis knew not to volunteer to go first with Rob around, so she was pleased that Andrew had volunteered (though she felt a little bad for not warning him). She chugged her second drink quickly, knowing she was behind the others and not wanting to stay behind.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2018, 01:13:29 PM
"That it dose, neghbor." Cal finished his drink, and got another. "Wonder how long it'll be before someone A: starts a drinking game, or B: starts hooking up?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 01:16:46 PM
Her inhibitions slowly slipping away, Autumn cast a glance over at Grayson before turning her attention back to Cal. "Probably not long too long," she said casually.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2018, 01:20:09 PM
"You want some food?" Cal asked, emptying his cup and refilling it.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 28, 2018, 01:45:44 PM
Grayson took a seat near Autumn, watching the game play out. Something about the new guy, Andrew, had definitely caught his eye. Of course he wasn't the only one. Grayson turned to Autumn, eyebrow raised. "Enjoying yourself?" He asked her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 01:49:56 PM
Autumn bit her lip; the raised eyebrow expression was just too damn attractive. No, she told herself firmly. Never again. "Decently," she replied, unsure of whether or not the answer made sense.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 28, 2018, 01:52:51 PM
"Decently good or decently bad?" He pressed with a playing nudge.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 01:53:14 PM
Andrew took another big gulp of his drink before putting it down "Alright Rob, let's get the fun started," he said with a big goofy grin, completely unaware of what he was getting himself into
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 01:54:52 PM
Alexis snorted and loaded up her cup with even more of the questionable punch, crowding around to watch the drunken charades play out. "This ought to be good."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 01:57:42 PM
Rob grinned back. He leaned over and whispered to Andrew. "Your first word to portray is 'orgasm'," he said. "Or, if you still haven't drank enough for that, you can do 'bondage'."

"Just decently," Autumn replied. "We can figure out whether it's good or bad later. How's your night? Off work tonight I'm guessing?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 28, 2018, 02:03:12 PM
"Yeah, no work for me. I had a client call me earlier but I told her I was busy," Grayson replied, suddenly very interested in the game. Oh, this would be good.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 02:05:20 PM
Andrew was expecting a movie or a person! he was very aware that his face had turned beet red; he instantly regretted volunteering to go first...especially in front of a group of people he barely knew. "Gonna need this," Andrew muttered before finishing off the rest of his drink.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 02:10:10 PM
"What d'ya think Rob suggested this time?" Autumn asked Grayson in a low voice. They had been at a few of these together, and knew that Rob was notorious for choosing inappropriate words.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 28, 2018, 02:12:33 PM
"Judging by how much the guy is blushing I'd say something extra inappropriate," Grayson chuckled. "Or maybe it was tame, and he's just very vanilla."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 02:15:05 PM
"Don't wuss out on us now, Andrew!" Alexis called out to him, laughing. She was still new enough in the building - she'd moved in a few months ago - so she hadn't been to many of these things but she sure had learned at her first one not to play charades with Rob.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 02:25:42 PM
Andrew cursed himself for being such a dork, "Yeah yeah, not wussing out," he muttered. Andrew proceeded to act out the word as best he could (and I'm so not elaborating!), making a huge fool out of himself.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 02:38:03 PM
Alexis didn't even try to withhold her laughter, enjoying what they may as well call initiation into the apartment building of poor Andrew.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2018, 02:44:43 PM
"Oh that's good!" Cal laughed, watching Andrew's performance.

(Did Autumn answer his question about food?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 02:55:28 PM
“Is it... an orgy?” Autumn asked. She turned to Cal, and gracefully declined his food offer.

(No but now she has)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 03:00:15 PM
Andrew grimaced, "Close enough?" he said, looking to Rob. God he wanted this to be over!
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2018, 03:02:34 PM
"Maybe?" Cal answered with another laugh, watching Autumn with the corner of his eye. Should I ask her? he wondered.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 03:06:22 PM
Alexis cackled, the alcohol really kicking in now. She couldn't believe such a seemingly vanilla boy like Andrew was actually doing what he was doing. He was clearly uncomfortable though.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 28, 2018, 03:13:53 PM
"Oh, quit torturing the poor boy, Rob, or he may move out," Grayson laughed.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 03:18:37 PM
Rob let out a hearty laugh, patting Andrew on the shoulder. “You get to pick who’s next, and what - or who - they do.” It didn’t even totally make sense, but it was clear that he was far too drunk to care.

Autumn was laughing now, feeling bad for Andrew but also enjoying the entertainment.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2018, 03:22:14 PM
"Think you wanna play?" Cal asked.

(FYI, yes, cal is harboring a crush on Autumn. Also, could I do a little oneshot of when they met?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 03:26:54 PM
(Sure you can. Though Autumn, as it stands, isn’t romantically interested in anyone really; she’s not looking for a relationship)

“I’d rather not,” Autumn laughed. “My first time here he had me imitating a penis, so I’m kinda scarred.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 03:29:20 PM
Andrew's face was a mix of relief and puzzlement, "Um...okay," Andrew said, looking out at the group, "Alexis, why don't you have a go," he said,
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 28, 2018, 03:32:30 PM
"I'm still sad I missed that," Grayson said to Autumn, flashing his crooked grin. "It was probably hilarious. And oh,.so embarrassing." He then waved Andrew over. "Welcome to the apartment, hope we haven't scared you away."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2018, 03:33:47 PM
Cal snickered at that. "That must have been hilarious to see." He finished his drink, and offered to refill hers and Grayson's.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 03:35:19 PM
"that was horrible, you know...a little warning would have been nice!" he said, laughing a bit, "That was humiliating"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 03:39:24 PM
“Yeah, probably on par with you having to imitate birth,” she said, referencing his first go at Rob’s charades. She turned to Andrew. “Sorry, no warnings. Kind of the unspoken rule,” Autumn grinned. She handed her glass to Cal, taking up his offer for refill.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 03:41:15 PM
Alexis gave Andrew a pouty face, but stood, stumbling just slightly before she made her way up. “Alright, maestro, what’ll you have me do?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 28, 2018, 03:47:58 PM
Grayson shrugged. "I didn't have to imitate birth, I got to reenact the miracle of bringing life into the world," he responded simply, completely unbothered. He nodded at Cal, accepting his offerings of more booze.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2018, 03:49:38 PM
"So your parents doing good?" Cal askwd Autumn, refilling their drinks.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 03:54:26 PM
Autumn shrugged. “Good as they can be, living on the streets. Their choice though,” she added.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 03:56:06 PM
Andrew grabbed himself another drink then took a seat, ready to enjoy the rest of them make fools of themselves. “You’ve got this Alexis!”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 03:57:05 PM
She laughed and stepped up in front of Andrew. “You have to give me a charade to act out, silly,” she told him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 04:22:22 PM
(LOL I don’t know if it’s my headache, my innocence or sleepiness but I literally can’t think of anything! LOL help!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 28, 2018, 04:24:31 PM
This was nice, Cal decided. Being able to sit and be her friend. He picked a few sandwiches, and started eating.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 28, 2018, 04:24:58 PM
(Pornstar? Jack in the box?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 28, 2018, 04:29:42 PM
Sure why not :p)

“Oh right! Sorry!” Andrew said, face red again. He leaned in close and whispered in her ear, “pornstar”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 28, 2018, 10:02:05 PM
Her eyes widened a little, not expected something so racy out of him and pulling back to do her act. She performed it as best she could, the alcohol really loosening up the performance for her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 12:55:14 AM
"I'm guessing stripper." Cal commented, taking a drink.your guess?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 05:37:35 AM
"A cat in heat?" Grayson called teasingly, finishing off yet another drink.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 05:41:14 AM
Autumn smirked. "An escort?" she asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 05:43:03 AM
"Hey, now, I'd like to think people in my profession are a little more graceful," Grayson laughed.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 29, 2018, 05:49:44 AM
"You guys are such assholes!" Alexis called out good-naturedly. "But close enough. I was a pornstar!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 06:36:24 AM
"And yet you love us anyway, Alexi." Cal grinned, and took a drink.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 06:44:18 AM
"Eh, I was close enough," Autumn teased Grayson. "I believe you get to pick who's up next then, Alexis."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 07:18:57 AM
Andrew laughed loudly, the drinks were starting to have quite the effect on him, "That was something else," he teased.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 29, 2018, 07:19:51 AM
Alexis raised her eyebrow, smirking in Cal’s direction. “Your turn buddy,” she said. “Foreplay.” She sat down. “Oh shut up, I did good.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 07:26:11 AM
Andrew raised his arms defensively, "hey hey, I never said it wasn't good," he said, a goofy grin spread across his face.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 08:04:22 AM
"'Close enough'," Grayson scoffed. Please. He looked over at Alexis. "I, for one, found it to be an absolutely dazzling performance," he teased.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 29, 2018, 08:52:27 AM
She rolled her eyes, making a kissy face at Grayson and then sticking her tongue out at Andrew. “Your turn will be soon,” she told Grayson. “Can’t wait to see what they make you do.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 09:00:10 AM
Cal downed his drink and began. His alcohol-fuelled performance as spectacular as he could make it, while his  his eyes fleetingly sought Autumn's face.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 09:10:32 AM
"Something worthy of my theatrical abilities, I hope. And don't worry, I'll keep my clothes on this time," he joked, turning his attention to Cal. He noticed the fleeting, yet purposeful, glances towards Autumn and raised an eyebrow. Was there something going on there? Well, this would certainly be awkward...
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 29, 2018, 09:12:05 AM
Alexis laughed easily, not guessing on Cal because she obviously knew the answer. She also noticed his glances and gave Autumn a purposeful protective look. She didn't want the poor girl to be in an uncomfortable position.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 09:20:24 AM
Definitely drunk by this point, Autumn smirked as Cal acted out something that looked possibly like foreplay. She noticed Grayson's eyes on her and passed him a curious look in response.

Rob sat down heavily in one of the chairs next to the punch, scooping another large glass. "Come on boy, you show these amateurs what sexiness looks like!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 09:24:09 AM
"Any guesses?" Cal asked, trying to amp up his act. "Cummonnnn...."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 09:24:29 AM
Grayson leaned over to Autumn, a little closer than normal. "Seems you have an admirer," he said, before leaning away and giving the game his best guess: "Orgy?" he asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 29, 2018, 09:26:15 AM
"You guessed orgy two turns away," Alexis told Grayson, grabbing another large cup of punch from the bowl, pleasantly drunk. "How do you like the building so far, Andrew?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 09:32:24 AM
"Nah," Autumn replied to Grayson. There was no way. She barely knew the guy and he barely knew her. "Sex?" she guessed.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 09:34:29 AM
"Well maybe I've just got certain things on my mind, Alexis," Grayson replied, getting up to grab another drink, stumbling as he did so.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 09:34:45 AM
"Nope." Cal continued his act, still glancing at Autumn. "And no."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 09:35:56 AM
Okay, maybe he was admiring her, Autumn thought to herself, looking at Cal. She looked around at the others, trying to figure out some way to get him to be uninterested in her. She saw Grayson stumble, and said "careful, bud."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 10:06:10 AM
"Aw, worried about me?" Grayson smirked. "Don't worry your pretty little head, I'm totally fine." He turned back around and promptly slipped again, falling to the floor.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 10:08:27 AM
Cal stopped to help him. "You ok man?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 10:14:54 AM
“It has been a pleasant surprise,” Andrew admitted; everyone was so nice and welcoming. It more than made up for the buildings shortcomings. He snorted a bit when grayson fell,”and that is why I’m not getting up for a while” he joked, knowing he wouldn’t fair much better
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 29, 2018, 10:16:30 AM
She raised her glass to clink with Andrew's grinning like an idiot. "Smart choice," she told him. "I hope we can do parties like this more often. I need to let loose after work more often."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 10:20:11 AM
"Just hurt my pride, but then again what else is new?" Grayson muttered as Cal helped him back to his feet. "I... may be drunker than I thought."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 10:21:23 AM
"You being drunk always makes for good fun," Autumn said, smirking.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 10:22:30 AM
"Any more guesses?" Cal asked, looking around.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 10:26:37 AM
"You do enjoy me drunk, don't you?" Grayson winked at her. "Ah... I'm completely out of ideas, Cal."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 10:32:13 AM
Autumn grinned back, inhibitions gone. "But only when I'm drunk. At least, that way." She turned back to Cal. "Orgy?" she guessed drunkenly, even though it had already been guessed twice.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 10:35:26 AM
"Nope." Cal said with a smug grin, and a look that was smoldering. He poured another drink and offered to pour for others.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 10:54:46 AM
"Tell us the answer, man!" Grayson exclaimed, clearly too drunk to come up with any more suggestions. He leaned on Autumn, looking up at. "Soooo," he drawled. "You thinkin' what I'm thinking?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 12:00:32 PM
While Andrew was happy to let loose and have some fun, he knew he couldn't allow himself such pleasures all the time. He had a child to take care of afterall; if he was partying frequently, Jen would certainly use it against him. His smile faultered for just a moment, "Yeah...it's nice to unwind," he agreed
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 29, 2018, 12:02:15 PM
Alexis noticed Andrew's change in demeanor and frowned. "Oh, did I say something wrong? Shit, I'm sorry."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 12:07:45 PM
Andrew shook his head and put his glass down clumsily, only to see it tip off the table and crash to the floor. "oops..." he said, somewhat stunned. "You didnt' say anything wrong...my life is just complicated," he admitted
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 29, 2018, 12:09:57 PM
“I am sorry,” she said jumping to clean the spill up, dizzy herself. “I didn’t mean to bring up bad feelings. This is supposed to be a fun night.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 12:32:01 PM
Autumn looked down at Grayson, who was leaning on her. “Round, what, seven?” She asked. She knew she’d regret it later but she’s was too drunk to care.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 12:41:41 PM
"please, this is not your fault," Andrew assured her as he clumsily got down on his knees to help clean up his own mess.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 12:47:12 PM
"No more guesses? It's forplay." Cal chose someone else, and sat down, drinking the "punch".
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 29, 2018, 12:50:16 PM
She glanced into Andrews eyes. “If you say so.” She stood and stumbled, grabbing onto a chair for support. “Geez, that shit hits you like a truck.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 12:55:37 PM
He was grateful that she hadn't pressed further. "Tomorrow is going to be a very bad day," Andrew said with half-hearted chuckle. He cleaned up the spilled punch and got back up, "glad I spilled the rest of it," he joked
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 01:49:37 PM
"Didn't know you'd been keeping track," Grayson responded with a chuckle. He overheard Andrew and grinned. "Hey, new guy. Get ready for the worst hangover of your life."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 01:53:21 PM
"Just shut up and handle me," Autumn responded in a voice that she had intended to be quiet and firm but had come out louder than anticipated, likely loud enough that people would hear her. Either way, she didn't care. She had slipped her drink-free hand in her pocket and was feeling his butt through them, in an attempt to be discreet. 
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 01:55:57 PM
<**AND SO IT BEGINS. So how much would she kill him if Gray wasn't discreet at all? :P**>

Grayson was now grinning fiendishly. It seemed the party was dying down as everyone was too drunk to pay attention. "So, my place? Or would you rather sleep in your own bed this time?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 02:04:13 PM
(Not now but tomorrow quite likely but he is his own person what can I say)

She grimaced. She knew that he knew the reason they always went to his place was because her bed wasn't big enough for the both of them. Or, maybe he had forgotten. Either way, it made her reconsider whether or not this was a good idea. Ultimately, she decided she was too horny to pass up the opportunity. "Yours," she said finally.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 02:08:52 PM
Cal glanced over, and saw that Autumn and Grayson seemed to be hooking up. Oh! Shit. He turned a nd stared at his drink.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 03:16:58 PM
"Good choice." As usual; his bed was large and luxurious. He hopped up from his seat, taking her hand. "Looks like we'll be heading out now, you kids have fun without us."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 03:24:16 PM
Autumn got up, following his lead. They made their way out of the shop and up the stairs to his apartment.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 03:31:33 PM
"Yeah. You too." Cal said quietly, staring into his cup.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 03:41:19 PM
<**so do we wanna go into any more detail with this or should we skip to the next morning? :p**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 03:43:28 PM
Cal finished his drink and quietly left, heading to his apartment.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 03:48:13 PM
probably skip?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 03:49:09 PM
(I don't see why not.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 03:51:42 PM
(Skip sounds solid we all know what happened lol)

Autumn woke up in a comfortable bed, her head pounding. She opened her eyes, and saw that she wasn't in her own apartment, but she knew damn well where she was. "Not again," she groaned, rolling over.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 03:56:12 PM
Grayson, who had been awake for quite some time but had elected to keep quiet, finally rolled over when he heard Autumn. "Fancy seeing you here again," he said. Clearly the hangover had done nothing to quell his sense of humour.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 03:57:36 PM
Cal groaned, holding his head. What the hell was in that punch? he slowly stood, grabbed the bottle of Tylenol and large glass of water he'd set out before the party.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 04:01:23 PM
"Don't look at me like that," she growled. She sat up, pulling the blankets up to cover her. "This was supposed to be a one time thing, how the hell has it gotten to eight?" she whined.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 04:14:08 PM
"Because you, like many others, find me irresistible," he muttered as he stood up, rubbing his temples. "What a wild night," he huffed. He'd be needing a lot of painkillers and coffee to make it through the rest of the day without dying.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 04:15:44 PM
eight! ahahahhaha these two!)

In the morning, Andrew rolled onto his back with a groan. He had never felt so horrible after a night of drinking; he could hardly recall how he got from the coffee shop to his apartment.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 04:19:16 PM
"Only drunk," Autumn muttered, reaching for her clothes on the floor. Once again, she'd have to do the walk of shame up to her apartment on the next floor, and she hoped that nobody would be in the halls to spot her. As she pulled her clothes on, she tried to remember through a haze the events of the night before. She was pretty sure that they had, but she had to ask: "we were safe, right?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 04:20:41 PM
(Looking like Cal dosen't have a chance. Poor lad.)

Cal made his way down, and got several large coffees, as well as some donuts, and went back up.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 04:26:24 PM
Andrew hastily pulled on some fresh clothes, leaving the previous nights on the floor, and then made his way down to grab a much needed coffee
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 04:27:50 PM
<**well I mean Grayson's not about to date her :p**>

"What do you think I am, some kind of amateur?" Gray scoffed, scrounging around for any of his clothes that were in reach of the bed. "I'm always safe. Always."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 04:31:05 PM
I feel like he's the kind of guy that would have slept with everyone in the building :P)

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 29, 2018, 04:31:18 PM
Alexis woke up feeling like absolute trash. She groaned and slid out of bed, searching blindly for some clothes and water. Once she had some semblance of clothing on she dragged herself to the coffee shop.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 04:32:43 PM
<**maybe not everyone, but by the end of this rp he definitely will have ;)**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 04:36:18 PM
"Just making sure. We were both drunk and I don't want to be having a kid in nine months," Autumn said, finishing getting dressed. "Okay, well, I guess I'll see you later on then. Like always, this never happened."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 04:40:55 PM
Cal took his time, the painkillers, water, and caffeine were starting to dull the pain, but it still hurt.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 04:51:56 PM
Andrew dragged himself down the hall and stood at the elevator, staring blankly at the metal doors. "Ughh," he groaned while rubbing his aching head.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 04:52:07 PM
"Until it inevitably happens again," Grayson mused, giving her a distracted wave as she left. Where on God's green earth was his underwear?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 04:56:40 PM
Cal usually took the stairs, but this time his head hurt to much. He leaned against the back of the elevator, as it went up.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 04:58:53 PM
Autumn rolled her eyes as she left. She remembered the first time it had happened. She was new to the building, she had been made to perform a ridiculous charade as she had since learned was custom for new tenants. She had found Grayson's flirtatious commentary to be a boost to her nervous ego, and once they both had been thoroughly drunk, they had found themselves in the bathroom of the coffee shop, exchanging hungry kisses and heavy touches while the party continued without them. She had woken up in his bed, and at that point, she had sworn to herself that it would only be one time. But then, it had happened a second time only two months later, and a third some months after that. Each time, she had promised herself that it would never happen again; after all, she didn't want to fall for him. She wasn't the slightest bit interested in a relationship, especially not with a playboy who probably slept with anyone who would give him the time of day. His flirtatious antics no longer phased her either or made her feel special, as she knew he did it to everyone.

She made her way up the stairs, praying that nobody would come out and see her. The one downside to the small apartment complex was that everyone knew everyone.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 05:05:17 PM
"this elevator is taking forever!" Andrew said to himself in frustration; he was in desperate need of coffee so he opted to take the stairs. He opened the door and started heading down, bumping into Autumn on the way. "Oh...morning," he said with a raised eye-brow; he had thought she lived in an apartment on his floor.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 05:10:03 PM
The elevator opened on a lower floor then his, so he stepped out and started up the stairs instead, braving the pounding in his head for being able to get back faster. Then he saw who was on the stairs. "Morning Autumn. Andrew."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 05:11:46 PM
Shit. "Uh... hi," Autumn said. She was sure she looked a mess; her hair was uncombed and her outfit from yesterday was wrinkly from being on the floor all night. Her makeup was also smudged from sleeping with it on. "I'm just going to... yeah, I'll see you later," she said, trying to move past him to get up the last couple of steps and to her apartment.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 05:17:28 PM
Cal followed her up. "God I hate mornings." He grumbled. "Coffee? Or I got some tea if you want that."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 05:18:41 PM
Andrew of course moved aside to let her by, feeling terrible for catching her in a very embarrassing moment. He could only guess that she had spent the night with a certain tenant. "Yeah...later Autumn," he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 05:21:46 PM
"I'm good," Autumn said awkwardly. Usually she could make it to her apartment unnoticed. This morning, she had met up with two people along the way. Talk about awkward. "I'll, uh, see you later," she said. She ducked into her apartment, leaning against the door once it was closed.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 29, 2018, 05:24:49 PM
<**still not as embarrassing as the aftermath of one of my fwb situations:p**>

Grayson had finally found his clothes and had pulled them on in record time. He looked disheveled and ill, but he figured he'd make it work. He headed out of his apartment seeking caffeine, and possibly some grease-filled food to soak up the rest of the booze in his system.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 05:27:23 PM
Andrew quickly made his way down the rest of the stairs and through to the coffee shop, where he immediately got in line. His eyes landed on Alexis, "Morning," he said, "Do you feel as shitty as I do?" he asked
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 05:30:12 PM
Once Autumn had gotten dressed, cleaned up, and taken some Advil, she checked her kitchen for food. Unfortunately, she had yet again forgotten to go grocery shopping, meaning she'd have to go downstairs for breakfast. Thankfully, she wouldn't have to work until later that day, so she could always come back up and nap afterwards.

She headed out of her apartment, and down the flights of stairs until she reached the bottom floor, where she pulled open the door to the cafe and entered. Immediately, she saw that most of those who were at last night's party were there this morning. She wanted to turn around and leave as soon as she saw Andrew, knowing that he was well aware of where she had woken up that morning.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 05:40:23 PM
"Ok." Cal's voice was quiet with disappointment as he entered his own appartment, moving his California Spangled, Charlemagne off the table.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 29, 2018, 05:52:31 PM
Andrew caught her eye for just a moment and was overwhelmed with discomfort; he tried his best to just smile and nod in way that showed her not to worry. He wasn’t judging her and he certainly was going to tell everyone.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 29, 2018, 05:57:12 PM
She had been seen, and so she couldn't turn back now. She walked up to the counter to see Kevin there, who was usually in back. "Hey," she said. "Just a bran muffin and some coffee, please," she said. It was weird, ordering from where she worked. Once Kevin had handed her the order, she paid him, and went over to one of the tables. Bran muffin and coffee: the only time she had either of those was when she was hungover.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 29, 2018, 06:01:29 PM
After finishing a his coffee, Cal showered, fed Chink, thru on some shorts, a t-shirt, and sandals, before heading back down, munching on some donuts.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 02:19:08 AM
“Trust me, I feel terrible,” Alexis grumbled to Andrew. “Drank way too much.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 30, 2018, 02:46:21 AM
Probably not as terrible as Autumn, Andrew thought. “I didn’t think I even drank that much but whatever that concoction was did not do me any favours this morning” he said.!
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 03:50:04 AM
“Yeah, Rob is notorious for some volatile punch.” She groaned, cradling her black coffee like it was her lifeblood. “I’ve had worse though.”

[so what day is it supposed to be? Like is it still th workweek?]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 30, 2018, 04:37:33 AM
<**we should do a weekend so we have an excuse to hang out together or whatever**>

After recieving his much needed elixir of the gods, some more advil, and a pack of cigarettes, Grayson returned to the apartment, happening upon Andrew and Alexis. He waved at them, but his phone rang then; a client. He answered quickly. "Hey, sweetheart," he purred. "Tonight at 8? Of course I can, anything for you, baby. See you then." He hung up, sighing. Hopefully the hangover was better before their rendezvous.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 30, 2018, 04:56:29 AM
Cal entered the shop, and set a bag of doughnuts in front of Autumn. "I thought you'd want something after last night." He smiled and sat at a different table.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 04:57:16 AM
Alexis waved hello at Grayson, and even through her hungover stupor she knew she needed to talk to him. "Grayson!" she called when he was off the phone. "Before you go anywhere, I need some advice."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 30, 2018, 05:09:52 AM
That got his attention. "Needing advice from me? You must be in an interesting situation." He crossed his arms. "Go on, shoot."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 30, 2018, 05:13:24 AM
So is it the weekend now?)

Andrew grabbed his coffee and took a seat at one of the tables, taking a quick peek at his phone. Jen had texted him to say again that she wasn’t dropping their daughter off. He hated always going to court but it seemed he was going to have to again. “Perfect” he grumbled irritably
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 05:14:34 AM
Alexis pulled him slightly aside, speaking in a low voice. "I've got a date tonight. We've been out a couple times and tonight we're probably gonna..." She trailed off, giving him a meaningful look. "I want to impress her in bed. I thought you might have some sort of trick up your sleeve."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 30, 2018, 05:49:08 AM
"Her?" He repeated. "Well have you ever been with another woman before? Cause if not just do to her what you know that you'd like. That's usually how I please my male clients."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 05:54:42 AM
She nodded slowly, rubbing the back of her neck awkwardly. "I'll try that. It's just been awhile, I'm scared I've lost my touch." She smiled. "Okay then, thanks. Sorry." She felt so weird asking anyone questions about sex.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 30, 2018, 06:02:50 AM
(yes is the weekend)

Autumn looked at Cal, and then to the doughnuts. She felt so awkward now, knowing that he had seen her in the hallway. "Uh... thanks," she said, taking one of them. Doughnuts generally weren't her hangover food, but she one would probably just be nice and tasty.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 06:04:31 AM
Eager to escape the awkward situation she had put herself in, Alexis practically ran away from Grayson to plonk herself down next to Autumn. "Rough morning?" she asked, referring to the hangover.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 30, 2018, 06:17:00 AM
"Meant to give them to you upstairs, but you were in a hurry." Cal looked across the aisle at her, elbows on his table.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 30, 2018, 06:22:08 AM
Autumn looked between Cal and Alexis. The two of them were talking to her and the two of them seemed to be acting strangely. Cal for sure already knew where she had been, and she'd seen Alexis talking to Andrew, so she probably knew too, because why wouldn't he have told her? "Okay, fine," she said in a quiet but frustrated whisper. "I slept with Grayson."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 06:23:42 AM
Alexis' eyes widened, jaw dropping a little before she composed her face into something a bit less conspicuous. This was clearly not something Autumn wanted to have known. "You did?" Her curiosity got the better of her. "Why? Was he, like, incredible?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 30, 2018, 06:27:37 AM
"Saw you leave the party." Cal said, before wincing at a laughter of a couple near by.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 30, 2018, 06:32:56 AM
Autumn dropped her face into her hands. Stupid hangover making her read into things too much. Alexis didn't know. She lifted her head back up and faced Alexis. May as well tell all, now. "He's pretty good," she replied. "But honestly, I couldn't give you a fair rating. It's just a drunk thing we have, when we're both totally plastered. I don't have a sober range to measure the experience by."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 30, 2018, 06:34:26 AM
<**at least not yet she doesn't :P**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 30, 2018, 07:12:12 AM
Cal sipped his coffee. "Well, so maybe you had a drunken one nighter. Big deal."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 07:47:42 AM
“I’ve always wondered what that would be like,” Alexis mused. “Don’t be too embarrassed, I won’t tell a soul.” She winked at Autumn conspiratorially.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 30, 2018, 07:52:22 AM
"What drunk intercourse?" Autumn asked, surprised. "You never...?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 08:06:35 AM
Alexis fiddled with the edge of her shirt, blushing. “With a guy,” she clarified. “I’ve only ever...with girls,” she said, face once again turning red.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 30, 2018, 08:12:54 AM
"I won't tell." Cal told her. He looked at Alexas with her admition. "Alright then."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 30, 2018, 08:15:56 AM
"Oh," Autumn said, looking down at her coffee. But then, would that look like she was gay-phobic? Was she gay phobic? No, no, she just hadn't talk to someone who was gay. Was even gay? She had so many questions. "That's cool though," she settled on. "Like... I've only with guys. I wonder what the differences are."

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 08:33:42 AM
Alexis regretted telling them instantly, so she buried her head in her coffee shrugging, trying to avoid looking anyone in the eyes. “Who knows?” She said into her coffee.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 30, 2018, 08:36:12 AM
"No, like," ugh this was so awkward. "I'm sorry," she said. "I've just never met someone before who likes people of the same sex. That's all."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 08:39:32 AM
“Well, here I am,” she said sarcastically. It was weird being so open about it, she didn’t understand how it had just slipped out. She was still fairly in the closet at work. “It’s fine, we don’t need to talk about it.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 30, 2018, 08:42:14 AM
"You're still the same girl we've been getting to know. It's not like you grew another arm or something." Cal assured her. He smiled. "Cool as that might be."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 30, 2018, 08:47:30 AM
"He's right," Autumn said. "Okay, so we've covered my repeated drunk encounters with Grayson, your female choices in partners, what's your wild secret?" Autumn asked Cal. "Give us something juicy so we don't look like massive idiots, putting out private lives on blast to people we only somewhat know."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 08:54:54 AM
Alexis smiles in releif, and revelled in the change in topic off her. She sat up a little straighter. “Yeah you can’t leave us as the only fools.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 30, 2018, 08:59:47 AM
"What's this about wild secrets?" Grayson spoke up. He was on his way out to run errands before his big "date", like a responsible adult. "Sharing the deepest darkest parts of yourselves, sounds like a great bonding experience."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 30, 2018, 09:00:36 AM
(I believe we're actually in the coffee shop, at least that was my impression)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 30, 2018, 09:09:05 AM
<**ah okay I'll edit. Super confusing either way**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 30, 2018, 09:10:47 AM
"Weeeeellllll......." Cal tapped his chin thoughtfully. "So, I like both guys and girls." He looked up at Grayson. "Spilling secrets as we recover from low level alcohol poisoning."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 09:12:09 AM
Alexis rolled her eyes and stood. “I should go clean up. I just needed my coffee.” She wanted to look good for her date, not hungover and sad.

[i have to go to my much stricter work so I’ll prob be gone for the next few hours]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 30, 2018, 09:48:36 AM
(ok gotcha)

"See you later, then," Autumn said. She looked back over at Cal and Grayson. "So, is there one you like more, guy or girl?" she asked Cal. And then, to Grayson, "you want to sit? We now have an open seat." She pointed at the spot where Alexis had been.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 30, 2018, 09:50:32 AM
Grayson immediately slid into the seat that Alexis had vacated, making himself comfortable. "I'm always down for deep and uncomfortable conversations between acquaintances."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 30, 2018, 09:51:26 AM
Autumn rolled her eyes. "What's your secret?" she asked. "Something that you actually keep secret," she added, "because we all know sex isn't one of those things for you."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 30, 2018, 09:53:21 AM
"More like...whoever I'm interested in at the moment. No real preference." Cal sipped his coffee.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 30, 2018, 09:54:32 AM
Grayson smirked. "You know, normally people pay me to divulge my secrets," he replied wryly. "But really, I have none. I'm a completely open book."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 30, 2018, 09:57:29 AM
"Everyone's hiding something, Grayson. Even if it's small." Cal's coffee had cooled, so he took a larger drink.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 30, 2018, 01:39:56 PM
"Ah, yes, I have a closet full of skeletons. My parents sold me for money to buy crack, I grew up with a travelling circus and I'm fatally allergic to peanut butter," Grayson lamented. "Okay that last one was true but it's not much of a secret."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 30, 2018, 01:45:23 PM
"It it all nuts or just peanuts?" Autumn asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 30, 2018, 01:47:21 PM
"Just peanuts. So keep that in mind if you ever want to murder me," he replied with a teasing nudge to her arm.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on November 30, 2018, 01:51:20 PM
"I can see the headlines now, man murdered by neighbors with peanut butter: details at 11." Cal swavrd his arms theatrically, and laughed, the winced at the remnants of his headache.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 03:27:06 PM
Alexis spent a good long time in the shower trying to get the alcohol stink out of her pores. She took her sweet time getting ready too, determined to look perfect for her date later.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 30, 2018, 03:57:07 PM
"I'm hoping my death is a little more glamorous," Gray sighed. He turned to Autumn. "So, any plans for your day off?" He asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 30, 2018, 04:08:44 PM
“I’m not totally off, Rob has me doing closing shift,” she said. “I was thinking of napping but I’m wide awake now. Maybe I’ll head out for a walk or something. I don’t know. You want to come?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 30, 2018, 04:20:04 PM
"I was planning on running errands but what the hell, why not?" Grayson said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 04:46:27 PM
Alexis looked at the time and realized just how close it was to her date. She slipped on a nice pair of heels (never seen without heels) and grabbed her coat, hurrying out the door. They were meeting at bagel shop nearby and then going for a walk in the park.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on November 30, 2018, 04:53:22 PM
“Let’s go then. There’s a great park nearby,” Autumn suggested.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on November 30, 2018, 04:55:52 PM
Alexis met up with Kassie at the shop, greeting her with a nervous wave. They ordered some bagels that Alexis knew she would not eat on a date, and went off for their walk, talking and holding hands.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on November 30, 2018, 05:05:44 PM
"A walk in the park, how romantic," Grayson teased. He got up, offering her his hand.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on November 30, 2018, 05:16:16 PM
shoot, I have no idea what to do with Andrew now :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 01, 2018, 01:59:52 AM
Cal finished his coffee. "Have fun then." He stood and headed for the counter for another cup.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 01, 2018, 02:18:41 AM
(@Stina: Cal’s still in the coffee shop)

Autumn shot him a that’s-not-funny sort of look and got up on her own. “It’s just nice to be around trees ever now and again when you live in a concrete jungle.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 01, 2018, 02:19:27 AM
[oh well I have a plan for him later Stina, until then I’m not sure]

Alexis and Kassie laughed and chatted as they walked, the tension of not having kissed her high. Alexis hadn’t wanted to initiate a kiss lest it be too soon, but she knew she’d have to build up the guts soon.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 01, 2018, 02:31:22 AM
Cal stared at his salted caramel. "I guess she's more interested in him." He muttered to himself.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 01, 2018, 04:16:39 AM
"Nature is beautiful, true," Grayson said thoughtfully. "Much better than boring grey. Why do buildings have to be so ugly?" he wondered as they left the shop, mostly talking to himself. "So, Autumn, are we ever going to cease our drunken shenanigans?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 01, 2018, 04:46:57 AM
"Uh..." Autumn started. She had certainly thought about it. Every time it happened, she swore it never would again, but then it would. She supposed a small part of her wanted to keep it going, because otherwise, wouldn't it have already stopped? "Do you want to?" she asked. She'd never really thought about his side before, but in all honesty, sex was his profession. She was probably far from the best he'd had.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 01, 2018, 04:50:03 AM
"It's all the same to me," Grayson shrugged. "Not that it doesn't mean anything to me, but it really doesn't matter if we actually stop," he explained. "That is if you even want to."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 01, 2018, 05:06:22 AM
She raised an eyebrow. "It means something to you?" Her voice was teasing, but she was genuinely curious of his answer.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 01, 2018, 05:15:54 AM
"Don't worry, I'm not falling in love," he jeered. "It always means something to me, yknow? Regardless of who it's with or the circumstances. I don't think I'd enjoy it as much if it was completely meaningless."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 01, 2018, 05:19:18 AM
"Yeah, that makes sense," she said, looking around at the trees. "We'll just see where life takes us, I guess," she said. "If one of us ends up in a relationship, then obviously we'll stop. I don't think I could be intimate with someone knowing that they were seeing someone seriously. My parents did shit like that, and I can't say I ever understood it."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 01, 2018, 05:20:36 AM
(sorry, I went back and edited my post)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 01, 2018, 05:27:48 AM
Cal finished his coffee, and went back to his apartment, to do some laundry. "You know Charlemagne, if I didn't like him, I could actually resent Grayson." He scratched the spotted feline's ears. "But I suppose none of that really matters, as long as they aren't getting hurt."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 01, 2018, 07:34:02 AM
okay, so Andrew is just going to be chilling in his apartment. I have a work Christmas party tonight so I shall be unavailable for a while :P)\
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 01, 2018, 08:40:33 AM
On their walking, Alexis spotted Autumn and Grayson walking together. Not wanting to have the awkward conversation, she tried to steer Kassie away from them, but the damage was already done.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 01, 2018, 12:32:48 PM
<**Could you change the cats name to something more appropriate? Or if it's a typo please be careful when typing it out. Thank youu**>

"Oh," Grayson hissed, spotting Alexis and her date almost immediately. "Is that Lexi and her mystery girl? Should we go say hi?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 01, 2018, 12:39:14 PM
Autumn followed his gaze. “Um, no!” She said. “We can’t interrupt their date!”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 01, 2018, 12:41:49 PM
(The joke is that Chinese people eat cats. Cal is basically calling him Chinese food.)

Cal sat down with a book, and a spotted purring ball in his lap.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 01, 2018, 12:44:42 PM
<**Bruh. That and the name are racist. Please change it**>

"Okay, fine," Grayson huffed. "It's just that she asked for advice earlier and I just want to make sure her date is going well?" Or maybe he was just snoop. Definitely a snoop.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 01, 2018, 12:49:00 PM
(It was meant as a culinary joke, but ok.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 01, 2018, 12:52:06 PM
Autumn knew they shouldn’t, but she was interested. She’d never really known a same-sex couple before. “Maybe we can... just watch a little? You know, in case she needs us?” It was completely stupid and transparent reasoning and she knew it. She just hoped Grayson wouldn’t notice.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 01, 2018, 01:00:07 PM
"Never knew she was in to girls," Grayson commented. "But, then again, I suppose I don't know her that well."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 01, 2018, 01:15:47 PM
“Neither did I,” she replied. “But I mean... well, you’ve been with a guy, right? Is it... like... more fun? Because of the self familiarity, you know? And the same parts?” Lord this was awkward.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 01, 2018, 01:17:56 PM
(I changed all the times the cat us named.)

Charlemagne batted at the book. "Stupid cat." Cal murmured affectionately, scratching the cat's ears.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 01, 2018, 02:12:08 PM
<**thank you**>

Grayson just smirked. "'Same parts'. What are you, twelve?" He snickered, pulling out his pack of cigarettes. "You don't mind, do you? And anyway, I dunno. It's not about the parts, it's about whether or not the person actually knows how to use them. For me at least."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 01, 2018, 02:21:15 PM
Alexis pulled Kassie to a bench, hoping that the others hadn’t really seen them. Either way they weren’t approaching, so she kept going as if it was normal. All of a sudden Kassie’s band was on her thigh though and panicked mode kicked in. Was this it? Were they going to kiss?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 01, 2018, 02:43:06 PM
"Of course," Autumn replied, feeling stupid. "That's how it always is." She could see Alexis and Kassie on the bench now. "Shit, dude," she said, nudging Grayson's arm. "Don't look right this second but I think they're gonna kiss."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 01, 2018, 02:46:34 PM
Her mind had gone blank and she could barely tell what Kassie was saying, but a second later it didn’t matter, Kassie was kissing her. The butterflies in her stomach were going wild. She could only describe Kassie as an Amazon - tall, attractive, she was beautiful.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 01, 2018, 02:49:59 PM
"That's my girl!" Grayson said with a gleeful cackle. "Okay, now we're just being creepy, we should probably go."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 01, 2018, 02:57:50 PM
After a while, Cal went out to get some groceries. While his headache was gone, he still felt down and honestly wanted to talk to someone other then his cat.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 01, 2018, 04:04:51 PM
Once Andrew had finished his coffee, he had gone back up to his apartment to continue his fruitless job hunt. He sure hoped things went well with Alexis' firm; he was so tired of constant rejection.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 01, 2018, 04:09:11 PM
The kiss was over far too soon, and Alexis was left like a stunned sheep. "Oh," she said with a small smile. "That was nice."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 01, 2018, 04:11:05 PM
“Where to?” Autumn asked. “Back home or somewhere else?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 07:38:14 AM
Cal walked toward the bus stop, double checking his grocery list.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 02, 2018, 07:43:41 AM
"It's all the same to me," Grayson shrugged. "I don't have anywhere to be 'til eight."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 12:07:23 PM
[so I don’t want them to get back from the date till later, are y’all ok if we skip?-]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 12:33:28 PM
(Fine by me)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 02, 2018, 12:59:28 PM
(Yup sounds good. So evening time now?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 01:40:25 PM
[yep]

Alexis and Kassie has been our almost all day and we’re just making it back to Alexis’ apartment. They Came crashing in, giggling and a little tipsy. They kept stopping to kiss, so it was lucky Alexis was only on the second floor.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 01:53:06 PM
Cal sat studying in the coffee shop, drinking another cup of coffee (probably his Eighth of the day), when they came in. "Looks like someone had a good time!" He called. "And maybe has more to come, eh?" He raised his cup in salute.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 01:56:30 PM
They only laughed more in response, rushing to get up the stairs. When they got to the second floor, they couldn’t seem to wait anymore and Kassie pushed Alexis against what they thought was her apartment, kissing her and feeling her up. They were being far more noisy than Alexis ever would have been. Alexis fumbled with her keys, jamming one in and trying to turn the non, but finding it still locked. “Fucking door always getting stuck st the wrong time,” She grumbled, jiggling it in an irritated way. Kassie had taken up kissing her neck while she struggled with the door, ruining whatever concentration she still had.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 02, 2018, 02:01:01 PM
After many hours spent searching job postings and sending in applications, Andrew had fallen asleep on his couch. It certainly was not the way he liked to spend his Saturdays. Usually he would have his Daughter, Anna, and they would be out doing something fun.

At some point in the evening, he was woken by noise at his door. Andrew yawned and sat up, looking towards the doorway, hearing thuds and voices on the other side, "What on earth?" he grumbled as he got to his feet.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 02:03:21 PM
“Fucking...” Alexis was getting truly annoyed by this, her apartment door never gave her this much trouble. “Open up you stupi-“ Kassie once again distracted her with her wandering hands and she lost her train of thought.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 02, 2018, 02:12:34 PM
Andrew raised an eyebrow then ventured towards the door, choosing to open it out of curiosity. Now Andrew had not been privy to Alexis' conversation with the others that morning so the scene playing out before him was a complete surprise. Andrew stared at the two girls, a mix of emotions stirring up within; shock, amusement, and a bit of disappointment. There may have been part of him that had fancied Alexis.
"Evening ladies," he said casually
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 02:15:57 PM
Alexis started, eyes meeting Andrews in surprise and her cheeks coloured (more so than they already were from the activities) and Kassie looked up, clearly not very bothered. “Oh!” Alexis said in surprise. “What are you doing in my apartment?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 02, 2018, 02:18:47 PM
Andrew restrained a laugh, "Sorry to disappoint but this is my apartment," he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 02:20:28 PM
Alexis raised her eyebrows and really took a look around the hallway. She was at the wrong end. “Well shit,” she said, licking her lips and backing up a bit. “Sorry to disturb. I guess we’ll just be on our way?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 02, 2018, 02:25:44 PM
Andrew's hand ran through his hair, feeling the immense awkwardness of the situation. "Yeah...well, um....enjoy your evening Alexis," he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 02:37:43 PM
"Oh we will," Kassie piped in, pulling Alexis away with a dirty grin. Alexis waved at Andrew and stumbling down the hall to her apartment.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 02, 2018, 02:42:36 PM
"Bye," he said lamely, accompanied with an even lamer wave. With a deep sigh, Andrew slipped back into his apartment and shut the door.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 02:51:51 PM
Cal finished his coffee, and he headed up to his apartment.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 02, 2018, 02:59:55 PM
now what? :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 03:05:19 PM
[haha I honestly don't know, I didn't get that far in my planning.]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 03:11:23 PM
(I'm not sure what to do either.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 02, 2018, 03:13:57 PM
what if the fire alarm goes off in the building when they are like in the middle of...having their fun...
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 03:17:10 PM
(😈)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 03:24:46 PM
[Ahaha omg yes]

The two were in a very compromising position when a loud alarm started blaring through the place, and they jumped out of what they were doing. "What the hell is that?" Kassie asked. Alexis was already throwing on the closest clothes she could find on the floor and threw some to Kassie. "Fire alarm, we need to get out now."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 03:30:40 PM
"FuckfuckfuckfuckFUCK!" Cal bolted for his apartment, grabbing Charlemagne, and running as fast as he could for the stairs.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 02, 2018, 03:35:04 PM
The blaring alarm pierced Andrews ears as he lounged on the couch. "Really?" he grumbled, not believing for a second that there was actually a fire. Reluctantly, he grabbed a coat and hurried out of his apartment to the stairway.

language!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 03:38:25 PM
(Emma did first.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 02, 2018, 03:45:49 PM
(I think it’s just a matter of not over-doing it)

Autumn had arrived back home earlier in the day and had taken a nap. Now, she was trying to write her novel, when the fire alarm went off. At first, she thought it was just that, an alarm, but then she smelled the smoke. She shut her laptop, tucking it and the external hard drive under her arm (she would NOT lose her novel), grabbed a jacket from by the door and headed out, down the stairs, out to the front of the building.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 03:49:34 PM
Cal almost collided with Autumn as he went out the door. "Go!" He shouted, suppressing the urge to grab her arm and drag her with him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 03:52:00 PM
Alexis and Kassie hurried out of the apartment in various states of undress. They ran into her neighbours on the way out, but didn't stop to talk. There was smoke and immediately Alexis' mind was on all the thing in her apartment that she couldn't lose.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 02, 2018, 03:55:16 PM
<**I doubt Grayson would be at home right now so I'm just gonna hang back and lurk until I can hop in again :P**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 02, 2018, 03:55:32 PM
Andrew was just opening the door to the stairs when he smelled the smoke, which made him freeze. He had thought it was a false alarm; he hadn't grabbed anything to save from his apartment. He hadn't even put shoes on! There was no time to turn back though so he continued down the stairs with everyone else.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 02, 2018, 04:13:56 PM
okay, someone post so I can again! plans plans plans :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 04:15:44 PM
Alexis wasn't wearing shoes and her hair was an absolute mess. Kassie seemed pretty annoyed at the whole situation and they both stood outside and watched the apartment. "What in god's name is happening?" Alexis asked the neighbours.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 04:20:56 PM
Charlemagne howled and squirmed in Cal's arms as he ran, probably posses at the fact that his human wouldn't let him hide with all this noise and smoke on the air. As he ran, Cal began making full use of his vocabulary of profanity in English, Latin, and French, favoring the latter more then the others.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 02, 2018, 04:27:14 PM
(the building across from my friends' went up in flames one summer when we were there and we all got out in such a hurry that my one friend neglected to put on shoes; he was also still wearing his swim trunks :P)

Andrew made it outside, looking up at the building in dismay. One side had gone up in flames; he could only guess that someone had left a cigarette out on their deck and it had caught. Him and the neighbours  gasped in horror when the flames shot up to the roof, probably catching a propane tank attached to a barbeque. Andrew looked up to the second floor and saw an older woman looking out her window, panic written all over her aging face. It was clear she was trapped up there, unable to get down the stairs on her own. He could hear the sirens in the distance but there was no way they would get to the building in time, so Andrew made a decision that was probably idiotic but someone had to do it.


Andrew ran back inside the building and up the stairs to the second floor, holding his shirt to his face to help with the smoke; thankfully the fire was on the other side of the building so he had time but the smoke filling the halls.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 02, 2018, 04:33:17 PM
<**pullin' a Sam is he? :P**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 04:33:59 PM
[shit boy]

Alexis gasped in horror, crying out for Andrew to stop, but he was already gone inside. She took two steps forward before she stopped, it was too dangerous to go in there.

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 04:36:00 PM
Cal spotted Andrew running back in. "Oh MERDÉ!" He turned saw Alexis and thrust his cat at her. "Hold him please."

(Correct me if that's the wrong accent mark.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 02, 2018, 04:37:17 PM
("Merde" has no accent at all if you were going for French)

Autumn had seen Andrew rush in but was too late to stop him. She grabbed Cal's arm and pulled him back. "Don't be stupid," she said. "The firefighters will be here soon, and the last thing they need is more people to save."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 04:40:49 PM
Cal stopped, looked at her, and nodded. "What happened? Dose anyone know how it started?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 02, 2018, 04:51:22 PM
well yup, I guess he is! ahahaha)


Andrew cursed himself for thinking he could be the hero, but he pressed on through the smoke-filled halls until he found the door he assumed was the old womans. She had left it unlocked and so he entered, shirt still covering his mouth and nose.


"Come with me," he told her urgently, between harsh fits of coughing. The little old woman hobbled over to him, looking immensely frightened. Together they moved slowly out the suite and into the halls; there was even more smoke previously and the flames were creeping down the hall towards them. Andrew helped the woman down the stairs, moving at an excrutiatingly slow pace; by the time they reached the botton, he could see flames at the top of the stairs.

 
Finally, Andrew and the old woman emerged from the front  doors of the building. Andrew fell to his knees, coughing violently as firemen rushed to their aid
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 05:01:14 PM
Cal breathed a sigh of relief as Andrew appeared, and approaches where the paramedics were tending to him and the old lady.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 05:01:26 PM
Alexis rushed forward, her date forgotten entirely in the panic. "Andrew!" she called out, struggling to see past the firemen at him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 02, 2018, 05:02:57 PM
"Holy shit, he did it," Autumn said, looking along with the crowd as Andrew emerged from the building with the elderly lady. She then noticed that news crews had arrived and were filming. One of the reporters ran up towards Andrew.

"Sir, did you just save this woman's life?" the reporter asked desperately, trying to follow him as the firefighters led him and the woman over to an ambulance.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 05:10:59 PM
"My god, give the man some space!" Cal interposed himself between Andrew and the reporters. "Just sand back and stay out of his face."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 02, 2018, 05:12:25 PM
Everything was happening in such a blur; he vaguely recalled the firemen helping him up and bringing him to the paramedics, all the while enduring uncontrollable coughing and fruitless attempts at sucking in breaths. Then there were reporters bombarding him with questions as the paramedics treated him for smoke inhalation. He desperately sucked in the oxygen they gave him as he sat on a stretcher; all he could manage was to nod to their questions and hope they would lose interest in him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 05:17:46 PM
The reporters made Alexis step back, aware of her current state of undress. She stepped over beside Autumn. "How the hell did this happen?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 02, 2018, 05:32:25 PM
Autumn noticed Alexis's state of dress, and handed her jacket to her. "Here," she said. She looked from the building to the ambulance where Andrew was, to the swarming reporters, and then back to the building as it continued to burn, though less now as the firefighters had taken action. "I don't know," she replied.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 05:34:51 PM
"Andrew, you ok?" Cal knelt beside the stretcher.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 02, 2018, 05:37:01 PM
Alexis took the jacket gratefully, using it to cover up. She was torn between making sure Andrew was alright - which she couldn’t do at the moment - and finding out which apartments were caught fire. “I mean how could a fire have started? Who here is that thoughtless?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 02, 2018, 05:45:51 PM
Andrew took a deep breath with the help of the oxygen mask then nodded in response. He would live, his lungs were certainly not happy with him, but he would live. The reporters continued to ask questions, their cameras all pointing at him. Finally, the paramedics made them back away from Andrew and the old lady who was being loaded into an ambulance. Andrew was relieved, but knew they would probably be back to get some kind statement from him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 05:48:19 PM
Cal stepped back to the others. "I guess we're going to have to find a place to stay for a bit."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 02, 2018, 05:49:40 PM
Autumn looked around. She saw the kitchen staff for the coffee shop off to one side, and then realized something. Kevin, the one guy who worked in back, who she knew had been working that day, wasn't there. "Kevin's not there," she said quietly, looking back at the building. The fire was ramping down, but... could he still be in the building? "Wait here," she said to Alexis, and went over to one of the firefighters, who was maintaining the connection between the hose and the hydrant. "I could be wrong," she began, "but there was a guy who was supposed to be working now, Kevin, and I don't see him outside. Could he still be in the building?"

"Ma'am, we've already checked for signs of life, and we believe everyone has been recovered. Once the fire is out, we'll do another sweep."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 02, 2018, 06:36:02 PM
"I'm sure he's fine Autumn." Cal assured her."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 09:22:25 AM
don't know what to do now :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 03, 2018, 10:52:45 AM
<**saaaaaaame :P**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 03, 2018, 11:09:40 AM
[tbh neither do i]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 12:33:03 PM
(I have a plan guys)

Autumn made her way back over to Alexis as the fire was taken under control. By now, policemen had moved in and gathered the crowd on the opposite side of the street from the building. Autumn then noticed a firefighter walk over towards a policeman, speaking in a low tone. The cop then turned to their radio and said something into it, and some bits of it could be heard over the radio that the policewoman nearest Autumn, Alexis, and Cal.

"Suspect... body... murder..."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 12:35:48 PM
oh boy!!!!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 12:42:25 PM
I don't know what to do with Andrew now! ugh)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 12:43:42 PM
(someone should ride with him to the hospital probably)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 03, 2018, 12:50:55 PM
<**aaaand bringing Grayson back into this..**>

Gray jogged towards the building, eyes on the paramedics and news reporters. They sure worked fast; he'd been with his client when they saw the news report. Luckily she'd been understanding and let him duck out earlier: his home was on fire, after all. He approached the group including Autumn and Alexis. "What happened?" he demanded.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 12:51:19 PM
probably a good idea :P)

As the scene unfolded outside the building, the paramedics started to load Andrew into the ambulance. He was never running into a burning building again; the aftermath was far too painful! However, he would probably do it again if it meant saving someones life.
"Will there be anyone accompanying you?" one of them asked, to which Andrew responded with a shake of his head and an overwhelming feeling of loneliness.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 01:13:57 PM
"There was a fire, but we don't know what caused it. Andrew ran in to save Mrs. Jenkins, and now they're both being taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, but he got her out. And then..." she dropped her voice. "On the police radio, there was something about murder." She looked over at the ambulances, which were packing up to take Andrew and Mrs. Jenkins to the hospital. "Someone should be there with him," she said. She barely knew him, but she didn't want him to be alone. "Should I go? I mean... I'd want him to have company."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 03, 2018, 01:57:30 PM
Alexis had overheard something about a murder, and her eyes went wide. She glanced at Andrew, being wheeled away in a gurney, and wondered if she ought to volunteer to go with him. But Kassie was still here, and she didn’t know what to do with her. Oh no, Kassie was still here, for everyone to see and meet. “Yeah Maybe you should,” She said. “He doesn’t have anybody.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 02:01:35 PM
"Will do," Autumn said, hurrying over to the ambulances before they left. Begrudgingly, the paramedic let her in. "Hey," she said to Andrew. "How're you doing? Do you mind if I ride with you?"

Rob made his way through the crowd, over to where his tenants were huddled. "Did you all hear about Kevin?" he asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 03, 2018, 02:08:21 PM
Kevin? He was that boy who worked with Autumn, right? "I just got here, haven't heard anything," Grayson told him. "He's not okay, is he?" He inferred.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 03, 2018, 02:11:18 PM
“What happened to him?” Alexis asked in a low voice, Kassie coming up behind her and holding her hand.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 02:11:53 PM
Andrew was surprised to see Autumn there, but he couldn't deny that he presence put him at ease. He pulled off the oxygen mask for just a moment to respond, "Of course not," he told her, followed by a fit of coughing He pulled the mask back on and breathed in deeply.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 02:13:59 PM
"I was standing back with some of the cops, being the building owner and all," Rob said, "I'm not supposed to say anything because they don't want panic, but since you guys knew him either directly or through Autumn since he's been working in the shop for a while, I thought you guys should know. He was found dead in the kitchen, but they're saying it didn't look like an accident. Blunt force trauma."

--

Autumn watched him, concerned. "You should keep that on," she said. "Do you have anyone you want me to call?" She pulled out her pad of paper that she always carried on her for story ideas and a pen, handing it to him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 03, 2018, 02:17:34 PM
Grayson frowned. "I'm guessing they don't think he just slipped and hit his head," he said, looking back at the fire crew. "Autumn overheard something about a murder. Could the fire have been started to cover it up?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 02:21:02 PM
Andrew took the pad of paper and pen and small frown creeping on his face. Other than his daughter, he really didn't have anyone; his Dad lived all the way in Canada and he didn't want to worry him. Andrew just shook his head and wrote down 'there's no one to call'
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 03, 2018, 02:22:46 PM
Alexis’ heart was hammering, eyes wide. “Are you saying there could be a murderer in our building?” What if they hadn’t gone for Kevin, had decided to kill her while tipsy and distracted? And poor Kevin, killed? It was all so scary.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 02:24:51 PM
"They're going to take his remains for autopsy, but it's going to take time," Rob replied solemnly. "His body was burnt up by the fire... they were thinking it might have originated there. If that is the case, then I definitely think there is a cover up, which means we have a lot bigger of a problem here. Kevin was a good kid, clean record; that's why I hired him."

--

Autumn nodded sadly. "You'll get through this," she said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 02:36:21 PM
loving this drama! :D)

'Thank you for coming with me. It's nice to know someone cares enough' Andrew wrote down. He really didn't want to be alone, especially if those media people returned. Being all over the news was the last thing he wanted
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 02:39:56 PM
Autumn read what he had written. "Well, I think everyone who comes here needs a friend of some sort," she replied. "New York is crazy, and - even though Rob's mixers get out of hand - he has the right idea. You need some sort of community here to stay grounded."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 03, 2018, 02:44:08 PM
"He always seemed so nice." Cal said, after hearing what Paul had said. Cal sat on a bench, slowly running his hand across Charlemagne's back.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 02:53:54 PM
Andrew simply nodded in agreement; he had been on the brink of giving up on New York before that mixer. Really the only thing keeping him there had been Anna.

After a moment lost in his thoughts, he took the pen again 'Did they put the fire out?' he wrote. It would be awful to lose that place, lose the community he had just been welcomed into.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 02:57:03 PM
"They were just getting it put out when I came in here to join you. But..." her brow furrowed, trying to figure out if she should tell him now, in his state. He would find out anyway. "There was something about a murder. I don't know who, I don't know anything about it, really, just that I heard over the policewoman's radio that there was a body, and then the word murder, so I think maybe... I don't know."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 03, 2018, 03:00:34 PM
"He seemed like a good kid, from what I gathered the few times I spoke to him," Grayson said solemnly. He looked up suddenly, glancing around almost nervously. "If he was murdered, you don't think it was by someone who lives here, do you?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 03:08:55 PM
Rob shook his head. "I don't think so. I don't want to believe that it was. This is a small building, a small community. Except for Mrs. Jenkins and Bob Jordan - the drunk on the top floor - you all come to my mixers. Can you think of anyone who might be a killer, because I certainly can't."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 03:22:53 PM
Andrew raised an eyebrow, shocked. Murder?! His mind pieced it all together, which stirred up feelings of fear and anger. What if that fire had been deliberately set? He risked his life!

Andrew pulled off his mask again, not wanting to simply write what was on his mind. "That woman...could have died!" he exclaimed, "I don't....how could someone do something like this?" he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 03:27:01 PM
"Put that back on," Autumn said, shoving the mask back on him. "You are not going to have a fit again if I can help it." She paused. "I don't know either," she said. "I wonder who died." But then she realized, as she had before, that someone was missing from the crowd. "Oh shit... I think I know who it was."

She reached down to grab her flip phone, but saw that she already had a missed call. She listened to the voicemail, left by Rob, confirming her worst suspicion. When she was done listening to it, she looked back over at Andrew. "Kevin - the guy who was basically always on shift with me - he's the one who was dead. It looks suspicious, and he was found in the kitchen, and that's where the fire seems to have started." She was in shock.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 03, 2018, 03:27:43 PM
"Just saying," Grayson shrugged. "Where's the new guy, Andrew?" A look of concern crossed his face. "Did he not make it out?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 03, 2018, 03:29:50 PM
"I can't off the top of my head." Cal rubbed his forehead. "No, he went in to get an old lady out, and they've just taken him to the hospital." He answered Grayson.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 03:34:53 PM
"You should all go there," Rob said. "It's not like there's much you can do here, and I'm sure new boy would enjoy the company. He seemed like the lonely type."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 03:38:27 PM
Andrew breathed in deeply a few times, trying to calm down. He stared at her in dismay, his suspicions confirmed.
He grabbed and paper again, 'Why would someone want to kill him?' he wrote.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 03, 2018, 03:38:39 PM
"Yeah." Cal stood and headed for the bus. "You guys coming?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 03:47:05 PM
"I have no idea," Autumn said quietly. "He was so shy and awkward... he was basically a kid. He just turned 18... he was all excited that he was going off to college in the fall."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 03, 2018, 03:47:27 PM
"He did what?" Grayson replied incredulously. "I mean, good for him for helping her but good God." He shook his head in disbelief, looking over at Cal. "I can drive us there, whoever wants to go."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 03:54:49 PM
Andrew shook his head in disbelief; how could someone do such a horrible thing to a kid? Who could it have been?
'you don't think it was someone in our building do you?' he wrote down
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 04:03:42 PM
"Like who?" Autumn replied. "There's Rob and his wife on the main floor, you, Alexis, and Mrs. Jenkins on the second, third floor is Grayson, Elias, and Corey, and then fourth is me, Cal, and the alcoholic, who's gross, but harmless." She paused. "You don't think that it was someone we know, do you?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 03, 2018, 04:08:21 PM
"I'll come." Cal answered. "But I kinda need a place to put Charlemagne here." He scratched the cat's ears.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 04:19:05 PM
Andrew thought over the possibilities; who could it have been? There was one person who had not been with all the other neighbours. He looked at Autumn, unsure if he should suggest such a thing.
'Where was Grayson this evening?' Andrew wrote; he felt bad for even thinking it but...there was something about the guy that made Andrew uneasy
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 03, 2018, 04:22:38 PM
<**oooooh snappppp :P**>

"Can't you leave the cat in the car? Or back in your apartment if the fire is out and it's safe?" Grayson asked, a little more impatiently than he had intended.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 04:23:43 PM
"Grayson?" Autumn asked. "No, he'd never. He's odd sometimes, sure, but he's not a killer." Or was she just too close to him to see it?

--

"You lot sort it out," Rob said. "I need to get back over to the police. There's a lot of paperwork to do."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 03, 2018, 04:27:42 PM
"I'll ask them." Cal walked over to the officers, to get their attention. "Excuse me, can I get my cat back to my apartment?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 04:29:36 PM
"This building is still an active scene, so no, nobody is allowed back in the building. Please make other accommodations for your cat," the nearest firefighter replied.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 03, 2018, 04:31:08 PM
"Thank you." Cal walked over to Grayson's car. "Let's go."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 04:35:07 PM
Andrew bit his lip, mulling it over; perhaps his suspicion was misplaced but he couldn't let it go just yet.
'He wasn't there tonight and we have no idea what kind of things he's hiding' Andrew wrote
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 04:36:50 PM
Autumn opened her mouth to defend Grayson but then closed it again. All she really knew about him was that he was an escort, he was fun to be around, he was very confident, and they had intimate fun when drunk. She remembered her former roommate warning her about Grayson, but it was over stupid things, never anything serious. "I don't think it was him," Autumn said finally. "He's just... he's too nice."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 03, 2018, 04:41:00 PM
<**hoooo boy things are not looking good for my lil ho :P**>

"My car's over here," Grayson said, gesturing for Cal and Alexis to follow him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 04:44:59 PM
Andrew wasn't convinced but he chose not to press.
'If you're sure.' he wrote, then passed her back the paper and pen as it seemed that the ambulance was finally coming to a stop at the hospital.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 03, 2018, 04:45:56 PM
'"I'll take the back." Cal slid into the backseat, when his phone rang. "Mom? Yeah, I'm ok, the fire didn't reach past a small area. Yes, I should be able to get back in soon. Ok, talk to you then."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 03, 2018, 04:49:25 PM
<**should we wait for Emma before heading to the hospital? Or just say she came with?**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 03, 2018, 04:52:59 PM
(probably. She has a second character running right now and idk what she wants to do with her)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 03, 2018, 04:55:25 PM
yeah let's wait. I'm gonna head to bed soon anyway :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 03, 2018, 05:27:50 PM
(Agreed.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 04, 2018, 02:01:42 AM
(Thanks y’all 😘]

Kassie muttered something about going home, this was all too much for her and Alexis’ face fell but she nodded. She quickly headed behind Grayson and Cal to the car. “I wonder who did it.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 03:24:15 AM
"No idea. Though I suppose they'll be questioning all of us soon enough, since we live here and all," Grayson replied as he unlocked his car. "Oh, and I hope your date went well, despite the ending," he added.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 04:14:57 AM
"Looked like you were when you went thru the coffee shop." Cal commented.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 04, 2018, 06:11:47 AM
Alexis blushed deeply, her cheeks a fiery red. “Yeah it was pretty good,” she muttered. “Don’t know if there’ll be another one, she seemed pretty freaked by the fire.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 06:17:05 AM
"You think she'd stop seeing you over something that wasn't your fault?" Grayson asked with a glance in the rearview mirror as he drove. "Sounds pretty dumb, no offense."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 04, 2018, 06:21:31 AM
“Well it was only a third date, people scare easy,” she muttered, toying with her hands.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 07:21:16 AM
The ambulance came to a stop outside the hospital; Andrew was soon being brought into the emergency room by the paramedics. He really didn't see what the big fuss was; a little more oxygen and he'd been right as rain.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 07:34:31 AM
Autumn followed as closely as she could, until she was told that Andrew needed a private session with the doctor, and that only family would be allowed in with him. They said it would only be a short while, and they told her to wait in a waiting room adjacent to Andrew's room. While she waited, she tried phoning Rob, but only got his voicemail. She flipped through the contacts in her phone, and came across Grayson's number. She was ready to dial it, but then hesitated, thinking about Andrew's suspicions of Grayson. She didn't believe that Grayson was capable, but she also now had the slightest shred of doubt. Instead, she scrolled up to Alexis's number and dialed that instead.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 04, 2018, 07:42:27 AM
Alexis picked up on the second ring, surprised to be hearing from Autumn. “Autumn! What’s going on, is Andrew okay?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 07:46:01 AM
"A logical reason to be scared off would be you talking about moving in together after the third date, not this," Grayson responded, turning onto the street the hospital was on. "You can tell her we're almost there," he said to Alexis. "Rob thought it would be nice for Andrew to have some friendly company."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 04, 2018, 07:59:13 AM
Alexis nodded at Gray and have him a thumbs up. “Were almost there, Autumn, we figured Andrew could use the company.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 08:28:43 AM
"That's probably a good idea. Andrew's off with the doctor now, but it's not supposed to take long. We're in urgent care, so when you get here, just come straight up," Autumn said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 04, 2018, 08:31:48 AM
“Okay, we’ll come straight there. Do you want us to bring anything? Coffee, snacks?” Alexis asked, jiggling her leg anxiously.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 08:38:14 AM
"Snacks probably wouldn't be a bad idea," she replied.

(skip to when they're all at the hospital?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 09:02:50 AM
<**I'd say yes**>

After finding a parking spot (which took nearly a year and a half; hospitals always had abysmal parking), Grayson walked with the others to the urgent care unit, finding Autumn sitting in the waiting room. He walked over to her, smiling despite the night's events. "How's the hero doing?" he asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 09:07:40 AM
Autumn felt any sort of uncertainty about Grayson fade when she saw him. It was crazy to think that he could do anything remotely close to murder or arson, for that matter. "He seems to be doing alright," Autumn said. "I mean, I haven't really gotten an update, but he hasn't been moved to emergency, so I'd say that's a good sign. How was work?" she asked, trying to get her mind off of the fire.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 10:09:14 AM
The doctor ran a number of tests, checking his oxygen levels and his lungs. It seemed he hadn’t done too much damage so it didn’t take that long. once that was all over he was set up in a bed with oxygen tubes for his nose instead of that awful mask.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 10:19:55 AM
"That's good to hear," Grayson replied, sitting next to her. "Work was pretty bland. We were at her place watching TV when I saw the news report, so I cut things short and rushed over. Still don't know how my apartment faired but I'm assuming it's still standing."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 10:37:16 AM
"I guess we'll find that out when we go back over," Autumn replied solemnly. The doctor came out and let them know that they could go in to see Andrew. "Let's go."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 11:13:09 AM
Grayson allowed everyone else to enter the room first, bringing up the rear. He still couldn't believe the guy had rushed into a burning building. It was heroic, but stupid, but also kind of hot.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 11:25:01 AM
(HOOO BOY)

"How are you doing?" Autumn asked, eyeing the oxygen tube that Andrew had attached to him.

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 12:09:39 PM
HAHAHAHHAHAH! oh Rai)

Andrew had been nodding off but he opened his eyes and looked over at the doorway when the group walked in.
"Good as can be expected I suppose," Andrew replied, his voice noticeably rougher. "Thanks for coming" he said to them all, his eyes lingering on Grayson. He was still suspicious of him, no matter how convinced Autumn was that it couldn't be him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 12:32:38 PM
<**;)**>

"The news stations are talking nonstop about your heroics," Grayson said, clearly amused. "If you wanted to be a star you've definitely done it." He noticed Andrew's gaze lingering on him and actually felt his heart flutter. Just what was that look about?

<**poor lil Grayson is going to be so heartbroken when he finds out what Andrew really thinks of him lol**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 01:01:01 PM
He's not necessarily set on his opinion of Grayson.... ;))

Andrew grimmaced, not wanting to be a star at all. He was totally unprepared for what awaited him outside of the Hospital. "I...didn't do it because I wanted to be a star," Andrew said, "Someone had to help her," he said with a shrug. He was quiet for a moment, looking at Grayson again with a bit of a frown. "Where were you?" he dared to ask, thinking it would be better to let him clear the air.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 01:10:07 PM
Grayson frowned. Something about the question seemed almost hostile. "I was at work," he said simply.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 01:21:02 PM
"Were you?" Andrew replied, not really satisfied with Grayson's response. "What time did you finish?" he asked casually. He really did not know what to think; he couldn't imagine a reason that would possess Grayson to murder but yet, he couldn't shake the odd feeling he got when he looked at Grayson.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 01:26:33 PM
"What, are you grilling me or something?" It came out teasingly, but deep down Grayson couldn't help but have the worst possible explanation for why Andrew was questioning him like this. "I don't know, I don't work under a real schedule. I left to head home when I saw it on fire on the news. Around 10:30 maybe?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 01:32:50 PM
"It doesn't matter," Autumn said, making a point to stand between Andrew and Grayson's line of vision to one another. "We're all safe, that's what's important here. But poor Kevin..."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 01:38:41 PM
Andrew somewhat glad that Autumn had intervened; he didn't have the energy to press more. He coughed a number of times, not sounding very good at all, then lay there trying to catch his breath again. "Poor Kevin,"  he agreed, "can't believe someone would do that"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 01:44:29 PM
Grayson gave the two of them a funny look but then said no more on the subject. He shook his head, running a hand through his hair. "Poor kid," he repeated. "And he was a kid, right? Like, barely 18? Shit, that's messed up."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 01:46:56 PM
"Yeah," Autumn said, her voice quietly. "I didn't know him super well, but we were always on shift together. He was going to be going to NYU come September... I think he said he was planning to major in musical theatre. He really wanted to make it to Broadway. That's why he was working in the shop, to save up money."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 02:00:58 PM
"I sure hope the police find whoever did it," Grayson said. "Not just for our peace of mind, but to bring the kid some justice."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 02:04:46 PM
Andrew frowned, just feeling overwhelmed by it all. He simply closed his eyes and focused on breathing as they talked about Kevin. The whole thing was upsetting and frankly, terrifying; if there was a murderer in their building, how would he ever feel safe again? How could he bring his daughter there? That was, assuming Jen even let him have time with her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 02:10:22 PM
"I wonder if the police have any leads yet," Autumn said. "If the building is an active crime scene, are we even going to be allowed home tonight?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 02:21:45 PM
"Anyone want coffee, tea, snacks?' Cal asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 02:28:41 PM
"I'm good," Grayson told him. He turned to Autumn. "We might not be while they investigate. And make sure the air isn't toxic anymore."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 02:34:07 PM
"At least I have a place to stay, for at least tonight," Andrew joked. He didn't know what he was going to do when he got out of the hospital. "I wonder how long until we can go back. Do you think they'll let us grab some of our stuff?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 02:36:16 PM
"No idea." Cal answered, leaning against the wall.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 04, 2018, 02:36:53 PM
Alexis watched the entire conversation wearily, completely engrossed in her own problems. What if her papers for work had been burned by the fire? What if she never got another date with Kassie? So many things were running through her head.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 02:37:19 PM
Autumn had seen the building being swarmed by police in a newscast out in the waiting room. "I doubt it," she said. "They wouldn't want anyone tampering with evidence. Plus, they probably still have to measure the structural integrity of the building. We're going to have to find a place to stay tonight, all of us."

(@Stina: bear in mind that since this is the states, he's gonna want to get out of the hospital ASAP becuase $$$$$)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 04, 2018, 02:40:12 PM
“God, this couldn’t get any worse,” Alexis muttered, anxiously toying with the string of the sleep shorts she had slipped on in her panic. Who could she call? She felt idd calling Kassie.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 02:44:58 PM
"At least I can spend the night with my client again," Grayson grumbled, crossing his arms. "I do owe her for skipping out early on our date." He looked over at Alexis. "You have anywhere to stay?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 02:47:53 PM
HAHAHA. RIGHT! almost all of us are Canadian in this rp, with no idea how their crappy system works!....shoot, Andrew's bout to be even more screwed financially....)

Andrew suddenly groaned, "I'm going to be so broke," Andrew said, realizing just how inconvenient being the hero really was. "You guys gotta me out of here!" he said, starting to panic.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 02:50:16 PM
"What do you want us to do, go full jailbreak and wheel you out of here?" Autumn asked. "There's not much we can do... you're going to have to reason with the doctor." She then thought about where she would go that evening. There was no point in going to her parents; first off, she had no idea where they currently were, and second, the last time they had spoken, her parents were still homeless. Her former friend Nina wasn't exactly an option either, not since their falling out.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 02:57:38 PM
Andrew hoped he could convince them to let him leave but the damage was probably already done. He could barely afford that crappy apartment, child support and student loan payments; he certainly couldn't pay for this too! He could feel tears welling up, which he tried desperately to hold back.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 04, 2018, 02:58:52 PM
Alexis shook her head at Grayson. "I might be able to stay with Kassie, but I don't know if that would be weird," she said, embarrassment at the whole situation still clear.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 03:02:01 PM
Autumn saw Andrew getting upset. "Hey," she said, going so she could stand right next to his bedside. "We'll help you figure something out. You're the hero in the media right now, maybe we can use that to do some kind of crowd funding to pay for this."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 03:03:32 PM
"I mean I could probably convince the doctor to let you go," he said in response to Autumn, studying his fingernails. He finally looked up again at Alexis, then at Autumn. "I'm guessing nobody here really has a backup living situation do they?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 04, 2018, 03:05:10 PM
Alexis felt terrible for only thinking of herself when Andrew was crying. She leaned against the wall, shaking her head. "No, we really don't. I don't have any family in the city, and I haven't been here long enough to make friends."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 03:06:54 PM
"My parents are hobos by choice, so that's a no for me," Autumn replied. "Are you going to seduce the doctor?" she asked skeptically.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 03:09:23 PM
"It was a joke," Grayson smirked. Although if the doctor was cute..... His smile faded then. "Maybe we could pool our money for a motel room or something?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 04, 2018, 03:11:55 PM
"I mean that's not the worst idea," Alexis assented. It seemed to be their only option.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 03:12:33 PM
"Just keep in mind that we'd have to go out to Brooklyn to find something remotely affordable," Autumn replied. "Or even the Bronx, depending on how much each of us are willing to put in."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 03:15:49 PM
"I could probably drive us wherever," Grayson shrugged. "I'm sure we could at least afford one room, all of us. Four people will have to share the beds, and one will have to sleep on the floor or something."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 03:16:10 PM
Andrew wiped his eyes, feeling incredibly embarrassed to have them all witness him crying. "I don't see any other option," he said, unless he gave up on New York and moved back in with his Dad in Canada; that was the last thing he wanted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 04, 2018, 03:17:24 PM
Alexis nodded. "I have a bit of emergency money saved up."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 03:22:50 PM
"Same," said Autumn. "We'll try Brooklyn first. Better than the Bronx."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 03:26:07 PM
"Right. Let's start with getting Andrew out of here. Can you walk ok?" Cal looked at Andrew.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 03:27:19 PM
Autumn saw the buzzer button that would call the nurse, who could get the doctor. She pushed it, hoping it wouldn't take long.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 03:40:41 PM
A nurse entered the room not long after, "Do you need something hun," she asked sweetly, eyeing the rather larger group crowding the room.

"Yeah...um can you just get the doctor?" he said, raising his hand to stop her from asking if something was wrong, "Just...would like to get out of here" he continued, then studied her face to see how possible his request was. Judging from the quickly forming frown...unlikely.

"Very well," she responded before slipping back out.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 03:46:34 PM
<**so is the doctor going to let him go? Or do I get to do a comedically awkward scene? (Well, awkward for everyone else ;))**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 03:47:24 PM
(DO IT)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 03:47:55 PM
I would love to see that rai :P)

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 03:49:26 PM
(Yes! Do it)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 03:53:14 PM
<**kay so just clarifying that I'll be playing the doctor as well? And I'm assuming we're all thinking male? :p**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 03:54:42 PM
(sure, since you know how this is gonna go down, and also yes, the doctor can totally be male)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 03:54:54 PM
(Ok.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 03:55:20 PM
You go for it Ria! Im really excited :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 04:15:15 PM
After a few moments the nurse brought the doctor overseeing Andrew's stay into the room. Grayson immediately began making mental notes on the man: late forties to early fifties, older but not the oldest Grayson had ever gone for; no clear sign of a wedding band, but he might not have worn one during work; the clothes underneath his white jacket seemed fairly generic and nondescript, even his haircut was boring. He clearly wasn't a man who liked to draw much attention to himself. Perfect. If all went according to plan the poor bastard would have no idea how to react.

"How are you feeling?" the doctor asked Andrew. Grayson immediately stepped in, placing himself between the doctor and the bed.

"He's feeling great, right as rain," Grayson said cheerily, eyeing the doctor's nametag. "We'd like for him to come home with us, now, Dr. Ford."

Dr. Ford frowned. "I don't think that's possible, I'd like to keep him overnight just to be safe."

"And I'd like you to keep you with me over night, but I suppose that'd be impossible, wouldn't it?" Grayson lamented with an obvious up-and-down look over the other man.

Dr. Ford began to sputter, clearly taken aback by the comment. "W-what, I-"

Grayson just laughed. "I'm only teasing. Honestly though, thank you, Doctor, for helping out our friend. Your quick actions no doubt saved his life," he said, closing in the space between them. "You're such a hero."

The doctor, clearly uncomfortable, rubbed the back of his head. "I mean... he wasn't in that bad of shape... I just..." he stammered with a nervous laugh. Not used to that sort of attention, clearly, as Gray had predicted.

"Handsome and humble?" Grayson purred. "Really now, don't sell yourself short. I'm sure Andrew here would have been in much worse shape if it wasn't for your," another glance. "Capable hands."

"I suppose... you, ah, say that you're feeling better?" Dr. Ford asked Andrew.

"He is," Grayson replied. "But more importantly, how about we go grab a drink some time? I'd love to hear more about all the lives you've saved, you incredible man," he added, biting his lip.

Dr. Ford sighed heavily, clearly unsure what to make of the entire situation. "I'll have your discharge papers signed off on," he said softly. "And, uh, good night to the rest of you," he said before turning to leave the room, leaving a fiendishly grinning Grayson in his wake.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 04, 2018, 04:17:30 PM
Alexis had to hold her hand over her mouth to keep from laughing during the interaction. When it was over, she let herself laugh like crazy. “Gray, rhat poor man! You did a number on him.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 04:19:53 PM
(rp award of the day goes to Rai)

Autumn watched as the doctor left the room. Once she was sure he was gone, she started to laugh, the first bit of repressed laughter coming out more as a snort. "Well done," she said. "100% he did not see that coming."

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 04:21:57 PM
No wonder Autumn's been banging him. If he turned that charm on me I might too. Cal looked at their friend with a new respect (and maybe a little interest). "You need any help getting up or walking Andrew?" He asked to distract himself from the flush he felt in his cheeks.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 04:22:56 PM
<**aww**>

Grayson flipped his hair, still wearing a smug grin. "God gave me these gifts and I intend to use them whenever possible," he said, winking at Andrew.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 04:23:29 PM
 Andrew just stared at Grayson with his mouth slightly ajar, "My god, I don't even have words right now," he said, stifling a laugh.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 04:25:50 PM
"Yeah yeah, hotshot," Autumn rolled her eyes and walking across the room to where Andrew's clothes were folded in a pile. She carried them over and put them on Andrew's bed. "We'll go out in the hallway and let you get some clothes on."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 04:28:02 PM
Cal followed the others out and closed the door. "What hotel should we try first?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 04:30:50 PM
"Probably the cheapest motel we can think of," Grayson replied as he left the room so Andrew could have a little privacy.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 04:38:59 PM
Once they were all out of the room, Andrew slipped out of the hospital gown and pulled on his clothes. They were horribly filthy and of course, he was missing shoes as he hadn't been smart enough to put them on when the fire alarm first started blaring, but they would do. He pulled them on then carefully removed the oxygen tubes from his nose, taking a moment just to sit on the side of the bed trying to breathe on his own. It was difficult but he couldn't do anything about that; he couldn't stay any longer. Andrew put the tubes back in and called the others back inside as he waited for someone to return with his papers.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 04:41:21 PM
"Let me ask reception, see if they have anything," Autumn said. She headed over to the desk, where she gave a quick description of what their situation was, and the lady there responded kindly, printing off a few pages from the computer that were in the lower price range. Autumn looked them over and sighed, but thanked the lady nonetheless. She walked back over to the others. "So, we have the choice between a place that's basically a brothel - unofficially, of course - in south Manhattan, there's a dive-y place in Brooklyn, but it has 1 star ratings, and then there's this place," Autumn said, pointing to the third. "It's a bit more expensive, but it's close to the apartment, and it is nicer. The only downside is... well, the prostitutes who use it frequently."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 04:44:49 PM
"Let's just all agree to keep Grayson away from them." Cal joked. "Otherwise, there's going to be a string of broken hearts a mile long."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 04:46:53 PM
Grayson snorted. "Oh, funny. I don't sleep with everyone you know. Clearly," he said in a biting tone. "I'd say the third option, mainly because it's closer to home. Knowing the area would probably make us feel safer."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 04:48:54 PM
"That's what I was thinking," Autumn replied. "We'll just have to deal with the prostitutes if they get annoying."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 04:51:23 PM
"Sound good. I'll just hide behind Grayson if they try to take my maiden virtue." Cal smirked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 05:10:20 PM
"Hm, a jokester, aren't you?" Grayson muttered, stepping aside as the nurse from earlier dropped off the forms for Andrew to sign.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 05:13:25 PM
"Who, me?" Cal asked, wide eyed. "I'll have you know that being a chef sometimes means you have to put on a show. Haven't you ever watched Alton Brown?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 05:26:03 PM
are they all still out in the hall?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 05:28:12 PM
(That or back in the room.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 05:30:16 PM
<**either or, although they can probably leave the hospital now**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 05:31:19 PM
(to the hotel!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 05:32:12 PM
wanna just skip to that? :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 05:34:24 PM
(Ok)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 05:34:52 PM
<**I'm down. Someone else wanna start us off?**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 05:39:11 PM
(Sure. I assume they're all sharing one room, right?)

Cal opened the door and let Charlemagne down, examining the room. "Not bad. Crowded, but doable."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 05:41:28 PM
"Girls get one bed, guys the other, and then one person takes that couch thingy?" Autumn asked, gesturing to the small couch in the corner.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 05:44:37 PM
"Sounds great to me," Grayson said, flopping down on the bed. "I'll sleep wherever, doesn't matter. Although Andrew should probably get the bed, seeing as he was just in the hospital."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 04, 2018, 05:47:20 PM
(do we pause for Emma?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 04, 2018, 05:48:05 PM
"I'll take the couch." Cal sat, removing his shoes.

(I suppose?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 04, 2018, 05:49:03 PM
<**we should**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 04, 2018, 05:51:12 PM
Andrew took a seat on the edge of the bed, just glad to not be standing any longer. The elevator was of course broken so they had been forced to take the stairs, which had left him struggling. All he wanted to do was curl up in the bed and pass out; he really didn’t care who he had to share the bed with.

Sounds like a good time to pause. Bed time!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 04, 2018, 09:33:42 PM
Alexis sat down on the bed, giving Autumn, the only other girl, a reassuring smile. With what Autumn knew about her sexuality, she didn’t know if it would make her uncomfortable. “I can take the floor, Autumn,” she said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 03:40:58 AM
Grayson sat up, kicked his shoes off, then promptly fell back into the bed again. "I don't know about you guys, but I'm beat."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 03:43:57 AM
"I don't mind," Autumn replied to Alexis. It wasn't like Alexis would just start climbing onto her and making out; just because she was a lesbian didn't mean that she was gonna come onto all girls, right?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 03:46:58 AM
Alexis nodded, slipping her shoes off and sliding under the blankets, still keeping her distance from Autumn on the other side. “If you change your mind, just say something.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 04:06:38 AM
Cal curled up on the couch. Charlemagne jumped up with the girls. "Traitor." He said glaring at the spotted feline. "My own cat abandons me!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 04:08:14 AM
Alexis smiled at the cat and made noises with her mouth and held out her hand for the cat to come to here. “Hello pretty!”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 04:40:27 AM
"I have never been this exhausted, and I went to law school," Andrew joked, already splayed out on the bed, drifting in and out of sleep.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 04:58:54 AM
Grayson looked over at Andrew. "You sure you're okay? I mean I know you wanted out of the hospital but..."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 05:05:39 AM
Andrew glanced over at Grayson briefly, "I'll be fine, really. Don't worry" he mumbled.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 05:06:54 AM
“Does anyone here know CPR?” Autumn asked, only half joking.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 05:11:42 AM
"All right..." Grayson murmured, rolling over onto his side. He felt awkward suddenly. There was just something about the way that Andrew looked and spoke to him that screamed "I don't like you". But what had Grayson ever done to him? "No idea," he said to Autumn.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 05:14:42 AM
“Alexis,” Autumn said quietly enough that it was unlikely for the others to hear. “If you’re more comfortable switching with Grayson, that’s fine too,” she said. She was eyeing Grayson and realized that it may be awkward for him and Andrew to be in such close proximity, knowing what Andrew thought Gray capable of.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 05:19:00 AM
Alexis glanced over as well and nodded. It made sense. “Are you ok in the same bed as Grayson when you’re sober?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 05:20:17 AM
"Contrary to popular belief I can keep my hands to myself," Grayson spoke up indignantly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 05:21:13 AM
Alexis rolled her eyes and slipped out of bed. “Grayson switch with me,” she said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 05:21:59 AM
Andrew just rolled his eyes, "Very funny. That won't be necessary" Andrew assured them all. "Now, if you don't mind, I am going to sleep now" he said, eyes already closed and hardly paying attention to their discussion about the sleeping arrangements
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 05:33:03 AM
Grayson got up, motioning for Alexis to switch with him.


<**and then skip to morning?**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 05:33:53 AM
yes! lol I really shouldn't be rping in court....but this is so boring)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 05:36:00 AM
[lmao you’re in court?!]

Alexis woke up the next day draped around Andrew, so she carefully extruded herself from around him and tried to silently slip out of the bed to go make coffee.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 05:40:21 AM
I'm clerking right now. These people are trying to settle....I don't think it's going to happen)

also, HAHAH ALEXIS)

Andrew was woken by Alexis slipping out of bed; had she been cuddling him? He groaned and slowly sat up, stretching out his arms. He had not slept that well, waking up a number of times during the night by fits of coughing. He felt bad about probably keeping the others up by the constant interruption.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 05:43:22 AM
Alexis turned around from the coffee machine, glancing at Andrew worriedly. “Are you doing ok? Coffee?” She had definitely been cuddling him, and she didn’t know what to think of it. She had never really slept in a bed with a guy, she could only assume she would cuddle with anyone in her sleep. She just hoped it didn’t come off as weird.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 05:48:31 AM
Andrew shrugged, "Feeling a little better, I guess," he said with a hint of a smile as his eyes lingered on her, "Coffee would be great, thanks" he replied. "...I didn't keep you up did I?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 05:49:43 AM
She poured him a cup and brought it over, sitting back on the bed. “Not at all. I sleep like a rock. I didn’t bother you, did I?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 05:55:43 AM
Andrew took the cup, his cheeks turning scarlet, "No...not at all..." he replied before sipping the coffee, feeling a little uncomfortable.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 05:56:53 AM
It was obvious she had made him uncomfortable. “Listen I’m sorry, I don’t normally sleep in the same bed as guys, I didn’t mean to be weird. I guess I’m just a cuddler.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 06:04:04 AM
"Hey, don't worry about it Alexis," he said, smiling to reassure her. "No harm done," he said with a shrug.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 06:06:46 AM
She drank her coffee calmly, reassured. She still felt the need to explain though. “Just a weird situation altogether, y’know?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 06:11:31 AM
Cal groaned, and sat up, his hair a mess. "Morning. Is there coffee?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 06:12:56 AM
“In the pot,” Alexis told Cal, pointing in the direction of their small station with coffee and tea.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 06:14:41 AM
"It is barely eight AM," Grayson groaned, covering his head with a pillow. "Why are you all yammering?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 06:19:41 AM
Andrew chuckled, "You can say that again; everything about the last two days has been weird!" he said. He looked over at Grayson, "We're early risers I guess"


gotta go now!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 06:20:06 AM
Cal poured a cup and sipped with a sigh.. "Because some of us actually have jobs and lives that require us to be up in the morning?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 06:22:49 AM
“Yeah, I work an office job, I’m up way earlier than this every day,” Alexis agreed with the others. “You’re the odd one out, Gray.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 06:25:54 AM
"That sounds like a you problem, one that I should not be getting punished for," Grayson grumbled in reply, finally sitting up. His hair was an absolute mess; bedhead had always been his natural enemy.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 06:33:34 AM
Few more minutes :p)

Andrew couldn’t help but grin, seeing the disaster that was graysons hair,”that’s a nice look for you” he teased.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 06:35:17 AM
"So what are we doing for breakfast?" Cal asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 06:53:05 AM
"Very funny. At least I'm still clearly the prettiest person in this room," Grayson muttered as he attempted to smooth his hair back down.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 07:00:13 AM
"And the vainest." Cal retorted, lifting Charlemagne off the bed.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 07:23:48 AM
Andrew just shrugged, still eyeing Grayson. After the previous evening, with Grayson convincing that doctor to let him go, his opinion of Grayson was complicated. There was a small part of him that was still suspicious but another that couldn't imagine a logical reason for him to murder a kid. Andrew put his coffee down and went over to the window, just looking out at the crappy view they had of the parking lot. "Oh no" he said, seeing vans belonging to local new crew. He could see camera's getting set up and reporters waiting to get rolling.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 07:30:13 AM
Cal joined Andrew. "Shit. Want me to tell'em to f**k off?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 08:10:31 AM
Autumn got out of bed and followed the others to the window. "Do you think they know for sure that we're here, or is it an estimated media guess?" she asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 08:33:35 AM
"Don't be jealous, Cal," Grayson sneered in reply to his earlier comment. He swung his legs over the side of the bed, sitting up. "Do you think the hospital told them where he might be?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 08:35:18 AM
“Is there a back exit?” Inquired Alexis. “Maybe we can sneak out.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 08:37:25 AM
"No, just the front," Autumn replied. "I mean, there's the fire exit, but if you look over there," she pointed to where the crews were, "they have all their trucks parked there, so if we all went out that way, they'd figure it out pretty quickly before we could get away."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 08:42:51 AM
"As if." Cal snarked, still a little groggy. "Can we just ignore them? Stay in until they leave?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 08:48:29 AM
"I don't think they're just going to leave," Autumn said. "They know that we'll have to get out of here at some point, even if it's just to go to work. They're going to stay." She paused. "The only thing I could think of is if someone made a distraction or something while the rest of us snuck out the fire escape. But that's assuming that the fire alarm won't go off."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 08:58:11 AM
"Or we could ask the hotel staff to escort us out the employee exit," Gray suggested.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 09:12:18 AM
Andrew groaned and rested his forehead against the window, "They aren't going to give up until they get something out of us," he said. "Maybe...I should just give them what they want, and then they'll leave us all alone?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 09:21:06 AM
"We should probably check the news before we go out there, so we can see what's been said since last night," Autumn said, taking the remote and flipping on the news.

The main news story was about how the home sales forecast had been revised to be lower than what it had initially been. While the drop wasn't a great thing, it wasn't super concerning - at least, not yet. Then, the news switched over to more local stuff, and that's when coverage of the fire began. Andrew was being hailed as a hero, and the last he'd been seen was leaving the hospital early, which had spawned several rumours about why he had left (being too broke to afford the hospital was the last suggestion, after the suggestions of being a secret mutant with powers, not being ill from the smoke at all, and somehow being able to metabolize firesmoke). The coverage then returned back to the building itself, where it was now confirmed that Kevin had been murdered by blunt force trauma to the chest and head. There had been a struggle though; it seemed as though Kevin had fought back whoever had attacked him, and that the fire was set in attempt to clean up the scene.

Autumn turned the news off and looked around. "Shit."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 09:22:34 AM
"They probably just want to interview you," Grayson said, standing up and stretching. "Being the hero of last night and all." Then Autumn turned on the news. "So someone really did kill him..." he whispered. Up until that point he'd sort of been hoping it had all been a tragic accident.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 09:24:04 AM
"But WHY?" Autumn asked, the last word coming out louder and more frustrated than she had intended. "He was a good guy. I mean yeah, he was a horny little shit, but who isn't? He didn't deserve that."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 09:25:36 AM
"Nobody will know until the police investigate," Grayson told her. "It could have been something as stupid as a robbery gone wrong."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 09:28:44 AM
"A robbery would have meant that cash would have been in danger, except I saw Sandra outside the building, and she was on cash in the morning. Kevin was in back, as he usually was," Autumn said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 09:31:55 AM
Andrew watched the story unfold on the news with slight amusement, "a mutant? People are crazy," Andrew muttered. Then the coverage switched to Kevin and that amusement quickly shifted; his gaze drifted over to Grayson again, "Maybe Kevin had some secrets," he offered.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 09:33:57 AM
<**will he ever not stop suspecting him? :p But I mean it's also soooo tempting to make his suspicions worse lol**>

Grayson just shrugged. "You said you didn't know him that well, right? He probably did have his secrets and pissed off the wrong person, sadly."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 09:36:02 AM
"I mean, it's usually the quiet unsuspecting ones with the most to hide," Andrew said, "Maybe he's actually in a mob family or something," he joked
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 09:45:28 AM
"Whatever the case, I'm sure the police will figure out what happened," Grayson continued, still trying to tame his hair. "And hopefully catch the person who did it if they can."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 10:25:29 AM
"Well before we go and do anything, we need breakfast. Any ideas?" Cal downed his coffee.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 10:27:56 AM
"Kind of need to be able to leave the building before we think about food. I'm pretty sure this place is too cheap for continental breakfast," Grayson replied. Not that he really cared. As the complete opposite of a morning person he could barely stomach looking at food this early.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 10:53:48 AM
Alexis felt sick to her stomach. Somebody had been murdered in her building and they didn’t know why. “How do we know it was personal? What if someone starts coming for everyone in the building?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 10:56:37 AM
"You mean like a serial killer or something?" Grayson replied, actually smiling. "I really don't think that's happening."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 11:01:55 AM
“Well it’s possible,” She grumbled, though Alexis knee it was unlikely. “Worst case scenario, but possible.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 11:51:07 AM
Well that creepy smile isn’t going to ease Andrews mind about him!!! Lol)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 11:56:51 AM
<**He's smiling because the notion is ridiculous gosh :P**>

"Don't serial killers have, like, an M.O. or something? Some common denominator behind their victims? The only thing we have in common is that we all live in the same place," Grayson pointed out, glancing out the window once more. "So, game plan anyone? Or do we want to play celebrity and walk right past the reporters while ignoring them?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 12:21:57 PM
Andrew had a feeling that if he walked by those reporters and ignored them, it would not look too. “No. They’re here because of me. I’ll...get rid of them while you guys sneak out one by one. Odds are they don’t know what any of you look like” he said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 12:36:46 PM
"Being the hero again," Grayson mused. "Seems like a good a plan as any."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 12:40:14 PM
"I'm not being the hero," Andrew said, "It's just...want needs to be done," he said, "also, I would very much like people to not think I'm some mutant with super powers," he said jokingly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 12:48:01 PM
"Well I have a feeling they won't be letting you really explain yourself," Alexis pointed out. "But I guess we don't have any better options."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 01:05:24 PM
"As a lawyer, you could always threaten to sue them." Cal joked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 01:33:37 PM
Andrew rolled his eyes, “sue them for what exactly? They’re  just doing their jobs” he said. Andrew had always hated civil litigation; it was just so slimy.
“Well, if you guys are hungry then let’s get going. I’ll distract them for as long as I can”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 01:41:08 PM
"God speed, Andrew," Grayson said as he left the room. He hoped they'd be able to go back to their apartments soon; he doubted they'd be able to afford another night in a hotel.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 02:24:06 PM
Autumn walked with the others down the emergency escape. "Let's hope this place is grungy enough that the fire alarm is actually broken," she said, showing the alarm notice on the door.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 02:32:35 PM
You know, I wonder if they had the sense to grab Andrew and Alexis shoes...as I seem to recall, they both left their building without any on :P)

While the others went down to the emergency escape, Andrew walked down to the lobby and out the front doors. It did not take long for someone to recognize him. He heard someone shout 'There he is!" and then he was swarmed by reporters and their cameras. He could only imagine what he must look like to them: dirty clothes, no shoes, a mess of tangled hair, and soot from the fire still smeared across his face and arms. In all the chaos of the previous night, he really hadn't had a chance to clean himself up before falling asleep.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 02:36:45 PM
Alexis felt bad leaving Andrew to those reporters, they were like hawks. She still followed the others though, reminding herself that it had been his idea in the first place.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 02:38:10 PM
Autumn tentatively pushed the door, and unfortunately, the alarm sounded. "Run for the car!" she said, bolting out the door.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 02:39:39 PM
Cal grimaced at the thought of how those reporters were going to grill Andrew. When the alarm went off, he broke into a sprint, Charlemagne in his arms.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 02:44:43 PM
Alexis ran as fast as she could - which to be fair was not particularly fast, as she wasn't exactly one to go to the gym - and glanced around her to make sure the others were all there.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 02:44:53 PM
Andrew was hounded with question after question about the fire, saving the woman, and of course why he left the hospital so soon. For a normal person it probably would have been overwhelming, and sure it was to an extent, but he was a lawyer. He could handle himself. In the distance he could hear the building's alarm blaring; he really hoped he could keep the attention on himself long enough for the others to get to the car.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 02:46:42 PM
Grayson leaped into the driver's seat, slamming the door. "Should I pull back around for him?" He asked as he started the car.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 02:50:01 PM
"Yes." Cal said. "Let him answer a few questions, then pick him up."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 02:53:59 PM
"We have to!" Autumn said. "This is like... the getaway car!" Setting off the fire alarm, which was technically illegal, and then saving a guy from a bunch of reporters? Perfect way to start the day.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 02:59:23 PM
"Hang on then," Grayson ordered, hitting the gas and peeling out of the parking lot. "Hope you've all got your seat belts on!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 03:15:14 PM
Andrew was just about done answering their questions; his responses were getting shorter and his face betrayed his exhaustion. He looked around impatiently, hoping that the others would come for him; he couldn't stand a second longer with a microphone shoved in his face.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 03:16:52 PM
Grayson was driving fast. "Get right up to them but just careful... we don't want to hit any of them, even if they are annoying," Autumn said, referring to the journalists.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 03:21:34 PM
Alexis gripped the handle in the ceiling of the car for dear life, panic stricken. She felt like a criminal doing this, and it was not a feeling she liked. Her phone started ringing at that moment and she couldn't answer, not in the middle of a crisis, so she let it go to voicemail.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 03:28:52 PM
Cal readied to open the door when the reached Andrew.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 03:32:42 PM
When they got to Andrew (narrowly missing a few reporters) Grayson leaned on the horn. "Get in!" he yelled.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 03:34:15 PM
Cal flung the car door open, and scooted over to let their friend in. "Come on!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 03:36:51 PM
Andrew looked over at them in shock and relief. He smiled back at the reporters, "Well, I'm afraid I have to go..." he said then quickly got in the car and shut the door before they could protest. "GO" he said urgently
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 03:38:36 PM
Autumn hooted as they got away. "Y'all gotta admit, that was awesome!" a bit of a southern drawl crept into her voice, as it did sometimes. Having been raised all over the States meant that she had little bits of accents from all over.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 03:40:32 PM
As the door shut, Alexis' phone started ringing once again. She decided she may as well answer, it was Kassie of all people.

"Lexi!" Kassie crooned. "Are you okay? I'm so sorry for leaving, it was just all a bit overwhelming."

Alexis crunched herself into the corner of the car, hiding the bashful smile on her face at the cute nickname. "Oh, that's okay, we're in a bit of a pinch right now though." She winced at a hard turn, giving Grayson a pointed look. "Reporters and all."

"Well why don't you come over to my place and cool down?" Kassie suggested. "I wanna make up for last night."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 03:41:44 PM
Cal closed his eyes and sighed with relief. He hated mornings.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 03:44:02 PM
Grayson let out a wicked cackle as he sped off. "And I didn't even hit anybody, sadly," he joked, glancing in the rearview mirror. "So, whereto now? Back to the apartment to see if it's habitable?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 03:45:34 PM
Alexis put the phone on her shoulder to talk to Grayson. "Could you actually drop me at Kassie's place? I can give you directions."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 03:46:23 PM
"That was her on the phone?" Autumn asked. "Guess she wasn't scared off, huh?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 05, 2018, 03:48:06 PM
Andrew groaned, "Let's not. I'd rather we not run into more reporters," he said, "had enough of them for one day," he said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 03:51:03 PM
"Away from the apartment and to Lexi's gentlewoman caller's place first, got it," Grayson replied, eyes back on the road. "Just tell me where I'm headed."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 03:51:35 PM
"Is there a Denny's nearby?" Cal asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 03:52:33 PM
Alexis blushed at the attention but started giving Grayson directions. "Guess I didn't scare her off," she agreed with Autumn.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 03:53:27 PM
"I'd say that's a win," Autumn said, grinning at Alexis. "I mean, if a fire and murder doesn't freak her out, then I think you've got yourself a keeper."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 03:54:24 PM
"Good go Alexis!" Cal cheered.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 03:57:18 PM
Grayson drove along silently for a while, until they neared the neighborhood Alexis had mentioned. "Your girlfriend sure does live in a pretty nice area," he whistled.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 04:01:45 PM
Alexis rubbed her neck at the word girlfriend but didn’t say anything. “Yeah, it’s pretty posh,” she admitted. “Did you guys want to come in and meet her?” She asked, feeling obligated to offer after all they’d been through together. And Kassie had seemed receptive to her neighbours so far. They were as close to friends as she had.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 04:04:01 PM
"Sure she wouldn't mind a ragtag group of misfits knocking on her door?" Grayson asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 04:04:54 PM
"I mean, if she's down to have us for a bit, it would be a good place to lay low," Autumn said. "It's not like we have a place to go, and out on the streets we're just going to get hounded."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 04:05:52 PM
“I think she should like my friends,” Alexis said bashfully. “Come meet her, I could use your opinion on her anyways.” She was far from unbiased, she had already fallen hard. But as a paralegal, she likes real evidence.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 04:06:58 PM
"Ok, sure." Cal got out and followed her. "So how'd you meet her?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 04:12:52 PM
Lexi stepped out of the car, not willing to admit exactly how she had met Kassie, which had been on a dating app. “Oh yknow, same way you meet anyone these days,” she told them vaguely.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 04:15:42 PM
(dating site is more likely since it's '07 :P)

"So if I wanted to meet a cute girl, where would you steer me to?" Autumn asked teasingly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 04:18:05 PM
[i keep forgetting it’s not quite modern]

Alexis simply rolled her eyes. “I can’t help you there, I simply got lucky.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 04:20:15 PM
(well, the newscast kinda mentioned it... the newscast about the housing would place the story on June 19 2007 rn)

"Apparently in more than one regard," she said, smirking, thinking about how in the midst of the fire, both Alexis and Kassie had come out with their clothing quite mussed up. "By the way, can I have my jacket back once you get some more clothes?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 04:21:49 PM
Alexis flushed at the mention of the clothing, last nights escapades coming back to her. She pressed the buzzer for Kassies apartment. “Oh yeah, for sure. Sorry about that.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 05, 2018, 04:22:58 PM
"It's fine, I mean, I offered it to you. Just don't want you forgetting... I'm fond of that jacket," Autumn mused.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 04:25:44 PM
<**girl I thought it was yo bed time**>

Grayson hung back, admiring the place. He was a fan of posh things, that was for sure. Which was probably why he couldn't afford a nicer apartment; he spent all of his money adorning it with artwork and other pretty things. "How long have you known each other?" He finally asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 05, 2018, 04:26:09 PM
"Yeah. Lucky." Cal smiled, but there was a pang of longing. He wanted that too.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 05, 2018, 04:26:56 PM
“I’ll borrow something from Kassie,” she said. “Not sure what’s left of my apartment at this point.” She turned to Grayson. “I actually only met her a couple weeks ago.”

[ok for realz I’m gonna go to sleep I swear I was gonna like had an hour ago but I am a fraud and a liar]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 05, 2018, 04:37:17 PM
"A couple of weeks? You're practically married by my standards," Grayson said with a cheesey grin.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 12:51:17 AM
Alexis snorted and they were buzzed to go up to Kassies apartment. “Yeah but that’s not saying much, Grayson.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 04:43:00 AM
"I was just teasing," Grayson replied with a smirk. She was so serious all of a sudden, gosh.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 04:49:10 AM
Andrew kept quiet, feeling considerably uncomfortable as the last time he had encountered Alexis' girlfriend they had been making out against his door.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 05:14:48 AM
<**I wonder if she'll recognize him :P**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 05:42:38 AM
so awkward! :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 07:03:14 AM
Kassie opened the door and went to hug Alexis when she noticed all the other people. “Oh, we’re having a party?” She asked with a simple grin. “I’m easy. Come on in,” she said, gesturing for them to come in, simply winking at Andrew, definitely recognizing him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 06, 2018, 07:04:39 AM
“You don’t mind, do you?” Autumn asked. She was sure the lot of them looked grungy as ever; none of them had been able to change since the fire.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 07:10:51 AM
“Oh don’t worry about it,” Kassie told her with a simple smile. “Do you guys need a shower or anything?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 06, 2018, 07:16:52 AM
Autumn looked around at the others, not wanting to answer. She didn't like to shower in other people's homes, but she also knew that she still smelled of smoke and had soot on her clothing.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 07:20:34 AM
"A shower would be lovely, if it's not a problem," Grayson said, stepping in front of the group. "I'm Grayson, by the way. It's a pleasure to finally meet you."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 07:32:07 AM
Andrew's cheeks turned red in response to her wink, "A shower would be great," he admitted, not even wanting to see his appearance in a mirror
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 08:25:28 AM
“I’ve got two bathrooms so you can go at the same time,” she told them. Alexis smiles at her, enthralled by just how kind she was.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 06, 2018, 08:31:19 AM
"So we finally get to meet Alexis lady-love." Cal smiled. My name is Caligula Bastille D'Raine. Call me Cal. Thank you for inviting us in."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 09:05:12 AM
Andrew nodded, "thanks," he said, not wasting any time heading to one of the bathrooms. Closing the door behind him, he reluctantly looked in the mirror. "Oh, wow. I'm a mess" he muttered before turning on the shower; he'd never been more eager to be clean.


(really tempted to make him suffer...)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 10:54:34 AM
[No stina!]

Alexis scrunched her nose at the term lady love. “So these are my roommates,” she told Kassie.

“Pleasure to meet you all,” Kassie said charmingly. “You’re all friends with Lexi?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 06, 2018, 11:51:42 AM
"More or less," Autumn replied. "We all lived in the same building, and got together fairly regularly for community mixers." Saying it like that made it sound so innocent, which was probably best for now.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 12:55:05 PM
“Mixers?” Kassie responded with a laugh. “Ya didn’t strike me as quite that nerdy,” she commented to Alexis.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 06, 2018, 01:16:32 PM
Autumn raised an eyebrow. Maybe she underestimated how much Kassie could take. "Our landlord makes punch, we get drunk, and then do sex charades. Not as nerdy as it sounds."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 06, 2018, 01:21:10 PM
"Either you get to drink and get everyone confused and/or laughing at you, or you get to laugh at everyone else's horible acting." Cal looked around him. "Nice place."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 01:44:56 PM
Grayson had claimed the bathroom, craving a chance to wash his hair; sure, he wasn't covered in soot like Andrew, but he still felt sweaty and unkempt and that just wouldn't do. A quick five-minute freshen up was all he needed, before he was back out with the others, completely clean (albeit in the same clothes as earlier).
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 01:46:36 PM
Kassie’s eyebrows shot up at the description of the mixers. “Well now that sounds a lot more entertaining. And a bit more like you.” She smirked at Alexis. “I’d probably have a great time at something like that.” Alexis wanted to get away from the conversation, clearly bothered by the way it was going. “I’m gonna hop in the shower. Don’t embarrass me too much guys.” She stepped to go into the bathroom.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 01:51:13 PM
"I'm sure Rob would love fresh meat at one of his mixers, even if you don't live there," Grayson said, easing into the conversation with a bright smile and a charming tone.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 01:55:42 PM
“Is it just for residents?” Kassie asked with a little hope in her voice, leading the remaining people into her living room.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 01:58:45 PM
"It might be, so then you might just have to tell Rob you plan on moving in," Grayson replied with a nonchalant shrug.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 02:00:08 PM
“And lie?” She feigned shock. “I could never.” Kassie grinned at him. “Do you guys want any drinks or anything?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 06, 2018, 02:01:19 PM
"Oh, I'm sure he'd love it if people invited friends." Cal said with a smile. "You have coffee?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 06, 2018, 02:02:22 PM
"I'd actually love some water," Autumn said, realizing she hadn't had anything since yesterday. "So Kassie, what do you have to do to live in a swanky place like this?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 02:05:13 PM
“I work in the soulless chasm that is politics,” Kassie said dramatically. “That and a peppering of family money,” she added.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 06, 2018, 02:07:32 PM
"Ah, so your family was the kind of family my parents loved to hate on," Autumn said. "They're hippies," she clarified. "Full on flower children."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 02:09:21 PM
“Yeah, that seems to fit with a name like Autumn,” she said with a teasing grin. “My parents were full of fancy pants, the kind that hired a nanny to raise me rather than do it themselves.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 06, 2018, 02:13:00 PM
"Oh, well, wait till you hear my last name. It's 'Moon'. Mum and dad were at some rally of some sort and they met there because his friends called him 'Moony' and she always said that that was the moment she knew she had to marry him, because it was a sign from the greater universe, whatever that means. And then Autumn is because I was born in November, and they wanted a nature name," she explained, rolling her eyes. "I like my name, don't get me wrong, I just think their inspiration was kind of lame." She thought about what Kassie said. "What was it like, having a nanny?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 02:15:17 PM
Kassie shrugged, handing the people their drinks that she had grabbed. “Oh well it was mostly alright. I don’t think my parents would have been able to handle me on my own, so it made sense. Went through a few nannies though, poor women.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 06, 2018, 02:16:15 PM
(LOL I went through 5 nannies growing up but not for the reasons you'd think XD)

"Wild child, we're you?" Autumn asked, taking a sip of her water.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 02:20:35 PM
[lmao so you weren’t a nightmare child?]

Kassie nodded, laughing at the memories. “Oh I’ll say,” she said. “Terrorized then. Probably took 10 years off their lifespan.” Alexis came back from the shower and Kassie jumped up. “You want a change of clothes?” It was kind of her fault that Alexis was without her usual smart attire. The two of them went off briefly to get Alexis some clothes.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 06, 2018, 02:22:54 PM
(my first nanny was abusive as all shit like she combed my hair with a brush made of nails, my second nanny got deported, my third nanny was a genuine bitch, my fourth nanny moved to Alberta because her mom was coming to live there, and my fifth nanny had no chill, and was around till I was 15. she was a good person tho. good times.)


Autumn watched them go. She turned to Cal and Grayson, who were the only ones left in the room. "She seems super nice," she commented.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 06, 2018, 02:28:11 PM
Cal sipped the coffee. "Ahh, sweet elixir, drink of heaven, given by angels." He nodded. "Yeah, our friend is one lucky girl."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 03:33:10 PM
"Rich family..." Grayson mused, wandering around the room. "Wonder if she has any relatives in need of my, ah, services?" It was probably wishful thinking, but still. He liked to think of himself as a businessman.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 03:34:02 PM
YES STINA! Sorry, I'm so bored!)

The warm water felt so good Andrew just stood there under the shower head for who knows how long before actually attempting to scrub off all the grime. It took Andrew a long time to clean off and by the time he felt somewhat satisfied, he was exhausted and considerably out of breath. He reached out for the wall to steady himself, trying desperately to breathe; the last thing he remembered before blacking out and hitting the shower floor with a loud thud was thinking 'maybe I should have stayed in hospital'


Now, I think Grayson should rush in to help him ;))
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 06, 2018, 03:35:50 PM
"Um, please don't ask," Autumn said. "At least, not till you know her better."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 03:42:34 PM
<**the fact that you want Gray to help gives me a bad feeling about this entire situation :P plus, he nakey**>

"Spoil sport," Grayson said, sticking his tongue out at her. He just so happened to walk by the bathroom when he heard the thud. "Andrew?" he called. No answer. Probably nothing, but it had been awfully loud. He knocked on the door. "Andrew? You okay, man?" Again nothing. Something didn't feel right. He tried the handle, and it was surprisingly unlocked. "Hey, uh, sorry but I heard a noise. Just trying to make sure you're-" He stopped, seeing Andrew lying unmoving on the shower floor. He swore loudly, not even thinking as he ran into the room, turning off the water before going to help Andrew, rolling him onto his side in case he'd swallowed any water. "Hey, hey!" he exclaimed, trying to wake him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 04:09:40 PM
first of all, hilariously embarrassing. Second, Andrew needs to let go of his stupid suspicion)

For over a minute Andrew lay there motionless and unbreathing, unware of Grayson trying to wake him up, until finally he sucked in a desperate breath. His eyes shot open, looking around in confusion and panic; when he finally saw Grayson and realized what was happening he wanted nothing more than to disappear.


(sorry, I got distracted by Survivor :P)


Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 04:13:31 PM
"Oh thank god," Grayson breathed in relief, quickly grabbing a towel for Andrew so he could cover himself. "What happened? You weren't breathing!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 06, 2018, 04:15:55 PM
Autumn heard the commotion, but didn't enter the room. "Is he okay?" she asked from outside.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 04:18:36 PM
"He's okay now, but we miiiiight have to have him checked out by a doctor again," Grayson called back.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 04:20:54 PM
Andrew grabbed the towel, doing a quick job of covering up; he remained on the shower floor, breathing hard and avoiding Grayson's eyes. He could not recall ever being so humiliated in his life! "I...I couldn't breathe and then I must have blacked out" he said, then finally looked at Grayson in a panic, "No. no I'm fine, really!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 04:31:35 PM
"You were lying face-down in a running shower," Grayson said flatly, clearly unbothered by Andrew's lack of clothing. "If I hadn't heard you fall you could have drowned. I wouldn't call that 'fine'."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 04:44:11 PM
Andrew was silent for a moment, feeling like a child being scolded, "Okay...I'm not fine," he finally admitted, "but I can't afford to see a doctor, so here we are" he said,
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 05:05:10 PM
"Right," Grayson murmured. "Either way, you should probably get dressed," he added, looking him up and down, though in a completely innocent manner. "You need help getting up?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 05:16:43 PM
Andrew did not think his face could get any redder; this moment would forever haunt him. Reluctantly, he met Grayson's eyes again and nodded, "Probably," he said, not trusting himself to get up on his own without slipping and embarrassing himself further.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 05:22:53 PM
Grayson got up, giving Andrew his hand and pulling him to his feet. "There. You okay now? Not feeling dizzy or anything?'
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 05:30:24 PM
Andrew steadied himself against the wall and breathed in deeply, feeling dizzy for just a moment. He nodded slowly when it passed, "Yeah...I'm okay now," he assured Grayson.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 05:55:16 PM
"Well if you're sure then I'm just gonna..." He jerked his thumbs towards the door. "Head back outside so you can get dressed."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 06:00:09 PM
“Right of course...” Andrew replied awkwardly; his face was probably permanently red. “Thanks Grayson....” he started, “I was wrong about you” he admitted, feeling terrible for even considering that he’d killed Kevin.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 06:02:36 PM
"Wrong about what?" He asked. "I mean I know I'm a tease but I can be serious when I need to be," he joked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 06:05:53 PM
Andrew wasn’t sure he should continue but something possessed him to, “no, not that. I...thought that maybe you....killed Kevin” he admitted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 06, 2018, 06:07:33 PM
(ooooh shiiiiiit I'm interested on how this is gonna play out)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 06:10:15 PM
<**ooooohhh it's time for the DRAMA**>

Grayson's expression immediately turned dark. "You thought I did what?" he exclaimed. "What the hell? Why the hell would you think that?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 06:14:52 PM
Andrew backed away instinctively, he wasn’t sure what he had expected. Of course Grayson wouldn’t respond well to such an accusation.
“Well, you were the only one not accounted for when it happened. Something just didn’t sit right with me,” he said honestly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 06:26:15 PM
Kassie came running into the bathroom, a first aid kit in hand. “Holy shit what happened! Is he okay?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 06:29:45 PM
"I told you I was at work! I'm sure there were a few people in the building not accounted for. But somehow that makes you think I'm guilty of murdering someone who's basically still a kid?" He shook his head in disbelief, then stormed out past Kassie. "Everything's fine, he slipped, that's all."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 06:37:00 PM
Kassie stared in shock, bending down to look him over. Alexis followed Grayson, not having heard the conversation. “Gray, what’s wrong? What happened in there?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 06:38:43 PM
Andrew just stood there, wishing he’d kept his mouth shut, “that went well,” he grumbled before eyeing alexis’ girlfriend, whose name he couldn’t recall. “I’m fine,” he said, just wanting to change and forget any of last 10 minutes ever happened, “really no need to fuss...”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 06:44:09 PM
“Dude, you just fell in my bathroom, I can’t just leave you alone,” Kassie said. “Are you concusses? What day is it? Who’s the president?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 06:49:30 PM
Andrew just rubbed his head, clearly frustrated, “I’m not concussed. Please, just let me put pants on and you can all fuss all you want” he offered.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 06:50:28 PM
Kassie sighed and stepped out of the room. “I have a doctor I can call!” She called through the door. “Don’t worry about the cost.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 06, 2018, 06:52:01 PM
"I dunno, Andrew fell or something," Grayson muttered. "Oh, and he thought I killed Kevin, which would probably explain why he's been treating me so strangely. He thinks I'm a murderer."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 06:54:21 PM
Alexis’ eyebrows shot up in surprise. “He thought - how? That’s insane, you weren’t even there.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 06:56:19 PM
Hey! Technically he said that he was wrong to think that!! :p)

Andrew dried himself off and pulled on his clothes before opening the door again, looking at the girl with a slight frown, “I couldn’t ask you to do that,” he said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 06, 2018, 06:57:51 PM
“Listen, it’s no problem. I’d rather not have your spontaneous death on my hands,” Kassie said. “Come sit down, I’ll get you some water and aspirin.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 07:02:37 PM
“I’m not going to die,” Andrew grumbled as he made his way over to a couch and had a seat. Though, he very well could have had it not been for Grayson.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 06, 2018, 07:04:40 PM
(Gah I lost track where’s autumn at)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 06, 2018, 07:05:42 PM
I think she had been outside the bathroom door?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 06, 2018, 07:07:53 PM
(Ok I’ll hop back in tomorrow... 3AM here so going to bed now cuz my contractor gets back here at 9 and I gotta be up for that)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 07, 2018, 03:07:32 AM
Kassie pulled out her phone and texted her on call doctor. “He’ll be here in 10, don’t argue with me.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 07, 2018, 03:29:42 AM
Autumn went and sat by Andrew. “This is for the best,” she said. “It’s important you get some kind of care.”

(And it’s not even like he can poof up to Canada for help... it’s different in every province but if you aren’t living in Canada for a certain amount of time in the year, you lose your healthcare coverage)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 07, 2018, 04:22:57 AM
Alexis’ eyebrows shot up in surprise. “He thought - how? That’s insane, you weren’t even there.”
"That's what I said," Grayson replied gruffly, a scowl on his face. What upset him the most was not only that Andrew had suspected him of something so horrible, it was also wondering if anyone else could have had those thoughts towards him- did he come off as someone capable of hurting people like that?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 07, 2018, 04:27:36 AM
Alexis shook her head in exasperation. “He just doesn’t know you. If he knew you he never would have suggested.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 07, 2018, 04:28:57 AM
"What the Hell?" Cal asked. "That dosen't make any sense at all."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 07, 2018, 05:08:18 AM
Andrew let out a laboured sigh, feeling defeated and too exhausted by everything to argue. They were right afterall; he was a mess. “I...I know” he replied. “This just really sucks” he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 07, 2018, 05:19:14 AM
"Kind of makes me wonder what sort of first impression I've left on other people," Grayson muttered.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 07, 2018, 06:21:55 AM
"You're going to have to apologize to Grayson," Autumn said to Andrew. "He seemed pretty upset. I don't even understand why you'd say that to him when he saved your life."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 07, 2018, 06:43:35 AM
Kassie banded Andrew an aspirin and a glass of water. “Just sit tight.”

Alexis glanced over at Andrew. “Made a pretty good one with me.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 07, 2018, 07:28:52 AM
Andrew took the aspirin and water from her, smiling thankfully “what I actually said was ‘I was wrong about you’” Andrew clarified
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 07, 2018, 07:39:00 AM
"But you obviously told him you suspected him of murder," Autumn pointed out.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 07, 2018, 07:41:48 AM
“Well, yes.” He replied, feeling more and more awful. “I wish I hadn’t said anything,” he admitted, looking over at Grayson again. The guy had saved his life and he’d returned the favour by accusing him of murder.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 07, 2018, 07:56:49 AM
"So you'll have to apologize. And maybe bring him coffee a few times," Autumn added, eyeing Grayson from across the room.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 07, 2018, 08:04:15 AM
<**you know part of me feels like he's overreacting but then again if he was all "lol no big deal" then that would be boring**>

Grayson was getting fed up. "You can stop staring at me," he told them, fully aware that they were discussing him. "I'm going out for a smoke," he announced to no one, about to take his leave.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 07, 2018, 08:09:30 AM
(he also seems like the type of person who would be super offended by it tho, given that he is an egocentric person more or less)

Autumn watched him go, and then walked over and grabbed her bag. Andrew was in good hands in the apartment, and there were plenty of people around to look out for him, plus the doctor was on the way. She headed downstairs after Grayson.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 07, 2018, 08:51:53 AM
<**yeah true. Plus he probably has a complex about wanting people to like/ approve of him**>

Grayson went outside, lighting up a cigarette before fidgeting with the lighter. "Do you think I come off as being a serial killer or something?" he asked Autumn when he saw her. "Like, creepy?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 07, 2018, 09:02:47 AM
(yeah, he is a people pleaser)

"No," Autumn said. "And I told him that, whatever that counts for." She eyed his cigarette. "That shit'll kill you," she said, reaching into her bag and pulling out a flask. "This probably will too, but at least there's no evidence of that yet." She held it out, offering it to him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 07, 2018, 09:13:14 AM
Alexis watched them go and sat down beside Kassie. She held her tongue, as much as she wanted to get mad at Andrew, she didn’t feel right doing it.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 07, 2018, 09:31:10 AM
"Yeah, yeah," Grayson mumbled, rolling his eyes. He'd heard that speech before. When she offered him the flask he took it, eyeing it carefully. "What is it? You know, before I take a swig and poison myself," he added with a half-hearted smirk.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 07, 2018, 09:34:26 AM
"Oh so this could be the real toxin here?" she teased. "It's a fancy aged rum. I keep it in my bag because it's like... writing inspiration juice. I got it as a gift a bit ago. It's pretty good, high alcohol content, you know, all that," she replied.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 07, 2018, 09:42:03 AM
He took a quick drink, hissing as it burned it's way down. "You had me at 'high alcohol content'," he said, handing her back the flask. "Thanks."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 07, 2018, 09:44:53 AM
"Yeah, no problem," she said, taking a sip of it herself. After a moment, she said, "I don't think Andrew really thought you were capable of that. He's new here, he doesn't know you, or any of us really, there was a murder, and he was probably freaked out. He's got a kid to think of, you know? How could he possibly bring his kid over, knowing that there was the potential for someone in our building to be a cold blooded killer." She glanced at him before continuing. "I'm not saying he's in the right. It was a shitty thing to do, to accuse you. But at the same time, you should try to see where he's at."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 07, 2018, 12:01:53 PM
a part of Andrew felt like Grayson was over reacting but then again, if someone accused him of murder he would probably be pretty upset too. He swallowed down the aspirin with a swig of water and simply leaned back on the couch, "For what it's worth...I was wrong about him," Andrew said, looking at Alexis who was clearly holding herself back.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 07, 2018, 12:31:29 PM
She nodded stiffly. “I don’t know what would possess you to think he could be a murderer.” There was a knock on the door and Kassie went to get it, letting the doctor in and leading him to Andrew.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 07, 2018, 12:50:28 PM
"I barely knew the guy," Andrew said defensively, "and I was freaked out and jumped to conclusions..." he said, growing quiet when the doctor arrived.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 07, 2018, 01:28:12 PM
"He has a kid?" Grayson replied, wrinkling his nose. "And here I thought he was a dashing bachelor." He sighed, taking another drag off of his cigarette. "I'm just so used to people liking me automatically. Even if they think I'm a little overbearing. I've never had someone think I'm the kind of guy to be scared of. That's a new experience."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 07, 2018, 01:30:53 PM
“He is a bachelor, from what I understand,” Autumn replies. “Not exactly sure about that whole situation. I see where you’re coming from though. I’m sure if I was accused, I wouldn’t be too impressed either.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 07, 2018, 01:33:46 PM
Grayson just shrugged, glancing back at the building. "Y'know part of me wants to just head on out of here. But I was your guys' ride up here so looks like I have to stick around, huh?" he asked, giving her a playful nudge. "Can't abandon my favourite hippie, now can I?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 07, 2018, 01:38:01 PM
The doctor knelt down in front of Andrew, pulling out a flashlight to test his pupils. "I hear you took a bit of a fall, huh?" he commented.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 07, 2018, 01:41:19 PM
"Well, we could always do something to pass the time," Autumn said. "It's not really my favourite place to be either, but I've got nowhere else to go."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 07, 2018, 01:44:03 PM
“Yeah, I blacked out in the shower,” Andrew said, “I really don’t think I hit my head if that’s what we’re concerned about”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 07, 2018, 02:20:22 PM
"I'm concerned about why you blacked out in the first place, young man," she told him. "Can you tell me what you've been doing recently to put you in this state?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 07, 2018, 02:25:17 PM
Andrew told him about the fire and how he'd been admitted to the hospital the previous day for smoke inhalation; that he'd gone home that same day because he couldn't afford to stay the night. "I'm having trouble breathing," he admitted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 07, 2018, 04:12:11 PM
Cal stood in the doorway awkwardly. There wasn't much He could do at the moment.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 07, 2018, 04:16:28 PM
"Anything you have in mind?" Grayson asked her, putting his cigarette out.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 07, 2018, 04:19:30 PM
"I really don't," Autumn said, a little sadly. "Didn't really have friends growing up, or much socialization for that matter, so I'm not exactly the greatest at coming up with ideas. I think that's why I like Rob's mixers so much," she said. She wondered if they would ever get back to those. "What do people do for fun in groups sober?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 07, 2018, 04:36:33 PM
"I can tell you what I've done for fun in a group sober," he told her with a devilish grin. "But seriously, I don't know? Hang out? Watch tv? Talk about whatever?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 07, 2018, 04:42:00 PM
"What's been your weirdest escort experience?" Autumn asked suddenly. "I've meant to ask you that several times, but I just forget since we don't hang out super often while we're sober and then drunk is another story."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 08, 2018, 03:33:07 AM
The doctor frowned. “The smoke could have damaged your lungs.”

[stina what do you want wrong with him? Feel free to take over the doc, I’m going through a. Time and I don’t feel super up to being creative]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 08, 2018, 05:05:58 AM
I totally understand emma! <3
Lol my brain is fried. Stupid cold is kicking my butt! I’ll figure something out later!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 08, 2018, 10:47:48 AM
"The weirdest ones are always the people who don't want anything you'd expect," Grayson replied. "And by that I mean nothing dirty. Kinks I can handle- if it gets to be too much I can always back out. But I once had a woman hire me to babysit her kids, like, literally. And the worst part was that she insisted they called me 'dad'," he said with a shudder. "That was weird."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 08, 2018, 10:52:40 AM
"Oh good lord," Autumn replied, but found herself smiling. "That's awful but also really funny. Just curious but what goes into your no-go territory for kink?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 08, 2018, 11:01:01 AM
Grayson had a thousand yard stare, silent for a moment before he spoke up again. "Trust me, Autumn, there are kinks out there that I've learned exist over the years and you really don't want to know about them."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 08, 2018, 11:02:46 AM
She let out a snort, thinking he was joking, but then looked over and saw his serious expression. "Shit, some of it was actually that bad, huh?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 08, 2018, 12:21:25 PM
He gave her a comically terrified look. "Someone wanted me to dress up as a clown once. And do things that involved balloons. And that's the last I'm saying on the matter."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 08, 2018, 12:30:55 PM
At that, Autumn laughed. "I like your sense of humour," she said. "It's weird and it's not like everyone else's." She looked down at her flask and took another sip before continuing. "You know, this is completely unrelated, but after my walk of shame yesterday, Alexis asked me how you were in bed. I wonder if she's into you, even if just a little."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 08, 2018, 12:39:19 PM
Grayson smiled as well, a sincere one, not just a flirtatious one. "I'm glad someone appreciates my humour," he said. "And that's... weird," he said with a frown. "I thought she was into just girls? Or maybe I'm wrong. Or maybe I'm right and she's just curious. Either way you better have said I'm amazing or I'm never speaking to you again."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 08, 2018, 12:40:03 PM
lol I'm enjoying this conversation too much to deal with Andrew :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 08, 2018, 12:41:34 PM
"She strikes me as curious," Autumn replied. "And I told her that I'm probably the wrong person to ask because while my drunk self seems completely obsessed with your dick, my sober self really can't give a fair answer," she teased.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 08, 2018, 12:42:44 PM
OMG!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 08, 2018, 12:47:25 PM
<**omg what now? :p**>

Grayson raised an eyebrow. Oh, was that a challenge? "Well then, someday my sober self will need to show your sober self exactly what I'm capable of," he purred.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 08, 2018, 12:48:43 PM
Autumn! lol
sorry, I think I'm just exhausted. Everything is funny to me right now
These two are just hilarious :P)

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 08, 2018, 12:50:39 PM
(these two are ridiculous LOL)

She smiled, but then her look turned serious. "We have a good thing here," she said. "I don't want to make it complicated, and I worry that if we're both sober, it may make things more... well, complicated."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 08, 2018, 12:54:36 PM
<**all of these characters are ridiculous :P**>

"I mean if that's what you feel," he said, pulling away from her. "Of course I have slept with many people many times and it's never once gotten complicated." He frowned then. "Of course it's not that I'm upset that you don't want to sleep with me," he added quickly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 08, 2018, 12:58:39 PM
(they're so awkward because they're both horny and have chemistry but also don't want commitment and that's making me laugh so much)

She eyed him carefully. "Do you want to do it?" she asked. "That was a pretty quick justification there. All I was saying was that I don't want anything more than friendship right now, and given what happened with Nina, I'd say it's safe to say you're the same way. Like... she developed feelings." Autumn shuddered at the word 'feelings'.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 08, 2018, 01:14:43 PM
(And then there's Cal, who's just kinda....there?)

"Is there anything I can do to help?" Cal asked, watching the doctor check Andrew over.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 08, 2018, 01:18:44 PM
"I just didn't want to seem like I was pressuring you," Grayson explained. "Nina was... unfortunate. I liked her, as a friend, and I told her that multiple times. She said she understood but I guess it's just difficult not to fall in love with me," he said with a dramatic sigh.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 08, 2018, 01:23:21 PM
Autumn rolled her eyes. "I mean, I kind of get it, where she was at. We never really had any sort of stability growing up, and so the prospect of settling down and being normal is kind of alluring. But she took it way too far. Her bedroom was basically a shrine to you when she moved out. Honestly, it was creepy." She bit her tongue, and then ultimately decided to say it. "Maybe we can try sober one time. To see if there's a difference. Scientific research, y'know?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 08, 2018, 01:56:57 PM
Andrew restrained himself from responding with sarcasm; he was fully aware of the damage to his lungs.
"Do you think it's bad?" he dared to ask; he couldn't afford to deal with a lifetime of issues all because he played hero. It almost didn't seem fair. He did a good thing and he was being punished for it.

"I've seen worse," the man replied after checking Andrew's breathing. "But passing out like that isn't something to be taken lightly. I think you probably would have benefited from staying in the hospital at least that extra night" the Doctor said, "But what's done is done. I can prescribe a inhaler to help while your lungs recover and you really should follow up with your doctor," he insisted.

"thank you, and I will," Andrew replied, taking the prescription from the man gratefully.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 08, 2018, 02:00:11 PM
"That's terrifying. I knew she was obsessed but that's a bit much," he said with a nervous laugh. A shrine? Good God. He gave her an amused look. "I'll have to see if I can fit you into my schedule, but maybe we can fit in something around nexg like Tuesday?" he joked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 08, 2018, 02:03:31 PM
She shot him a sly look. "Sounds good, you've got enough time to prepare yourself. See, drunk, I let people do what they want, but sober, the roles reverse."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 08, 2018, 02:07:31 PM
"Oh, now that's something I can get behind," Grayson said with a leer. He glanced back at the door and sighed. "We should probably head back upstairs..."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 08, 2018, 02:08:17 PM
Cal walked away and sat in the kitchen staring at his empty coffee mug.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 08, 2018, 02:26:26 PM
"Behind may not be a bad place to start," Autumn replied, looking up at the building. She had enjoyed their banter, and was looking forward to the future liaison. "Better see how Andrew's doing."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 08, 2018, 04:39:45 PM
"Yeah, better," Grayson replied, holding the door open for her. As annoyed as he was with Andrew he still wanted to make sure the guy was okay.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 08, 2018, 04:45:20 PM
"Thanks," she said as she entered. She led the way back up to the apartment and knocked on the door, only to find that it had been left open. She opened it and entered, seeing that the doctor was already there.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 08, 2018, 05:22:40 PM
(bahhhh my brain just can't right now!)

The Doctor was already packing up his things when Autumn and Grayson returned. Andrew's eyes set on Grayson, trying to determine whether he was still upset; he seemed calmer. "Hey..." Andrew said lamely.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 09, 2018, 01:21:29 AM
Alexis glanced between the two boys, concerned for what might happen. But things seemed to have calmed down. “Can I get you guys some food?” Kassie piped in quickly, trying to avoid another blowup.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 09, 2018, 01:38:24 AM
Cal followed to ensure there wasn't violence. "You don't have to do that Kassie. We can go to Denny's or something."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 09, 2018, 01:39:40 AM
“Youre already here, I don’t mind.” She glanced at Alexis, clearly trying to impress. “Besides, your apartment probably won’t be ready anytime soon.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 09, 2018, 01:44:45 AM
"I can help." Cal offered.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 09, 2018, 05:09:14 AM
Grayson just gave Andrew a quick nod of acknowledgement, before taking up a spot on one of the sofas. He did look at Alexis though, giving her a smirk. "Seems like your girlfriend really wants to win us, and you, over."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 09, 2018, 06:03:21 AM
Autumn pulled out one of the chairs and sat in it. "Do you mind if we turn on the TV, see if there's any updates?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 09, 2018, 06:07:22 AM
Andrew just sighed; he supposed that brief acknowledgment was better than nothing. He would have to find the right moment to properly apologize to Grayson. "Food would be great," Andrew pipped in.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 09, 2018, 11:01:40 AM
<**I can't wait for them to become bffs**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 09, 2018, 11:03:41 AM
One day :p)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 09, 2018, 11:06:35 AM
(And Cal's the lonely one. Let's see if we can fix that, eh?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 09, 2018, 01:57:25 PM
(I suppose now we wait for Emma?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 09, 2018, 02:00:06 PM
(I guess.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 09, 2018, 04:48:14 PM
[sorry guys ]

Alexis blushes and rubbed her neck bashfully. “She isn’t my girlfriend, Grayson,” she muttered. “Not officially. She is nice though, right?”

Kassie waved her arm. “I’ll fix something up.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 09, 2018, 04:52:37 PM
(no worries)

Autumn pulled out one of the chairs and sat in it. "Do you mind if we turn on the TV, see if there's any updates?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 09, 2018, 05:04:26 PM
Cal walked to the sink. "I'm training to be a chef. Just tell me where things are."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 09, 2018, 05:06:46 PM
bahhhh  this is killing me! just turn the tv on! LOL. :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 10, 2018, 02:13:17 AM
“Oh yeah go, ahead,” Kassie said easily. She started getting things out to make something simple. “I was just gonna do pizza if you wanna help Cal.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 10, 2018, 02:44:10 AM
"A breakfast pizza? Unusual, but not difficult." Cal's small smile showed his happiness at being able to do something he loved.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 07:41:12 AM
Autumn reached for the remote and turned the TV on. It was lucky that it was just on the hour, meaning that breaking news would be on now. Just like last time, the news started out with more recent news about things happening across the city, but then turned to news of the building fire.

"And an update on the murder of Kevin Miller in the building fire," the newscaster began. "Police have now determined that Mr. Miller's death was the unfortunate result of his older brother's involvement with a local drug cartel. Mr. Miller's brother, Ryan Miller, surrendered to authorities this morning and will remain in custody until trial. In relation to this incident, firefighters want the residents of the building to know that while they won't be able to go back in until the building is deemed structurally sound, they will have a place to reside at in the building across the street, with the events room being transformed into a temporary apartment for all those affected by the fire." The news then went off to something else, and Autumn turned the volume down again.

"So... looks like we're all going to be living in one place together," she said. "Like... one apartment."





(btw did the doctors leave or are they just casually still there?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 10, 2018, 07:48:16 AM
"Hurrah." Cal held his index finger up and moved it in a circular motion of mock celebration. "This is going to be so much fun."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 08:13:53 AM
Let’s say he left already :p)

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 10, 2018, 09:06:20 AM
"A drug cartel, jesus," Grayson said with a shiver. "And now everyone in the building has to live together, great."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 09:12:31 AM
"There goes all of our privacy," Autumn said. "I can't imagine there's going to be a lot of room. I mean there's what, eleven or twelve of us that live in the building? All in a converted party room?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 10, 2018, 09:19:29 AM
"Which I suppose means no bedrooms. Everything will be out in the open," he sighed. "Pity, I'm going to miss lounging about naked in the privacy of my own home."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 09:28:05 AM
"I'm sure you'll find other places to lounge in the nude," Autumn said. The idea of living with all of them was beginning to set in, and she wasn't sure how she felt about it. She got on well enough with them, considered them friends even. Would that all go up in smoke when they were constantly in one another's space? And then there was the lack of privacy to think of, which as things were now, was something she was annoyed with.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 10, 2018, 09:39:39 AM
"Just putting this out there, but I prefer my space to be tidy. If any of you people don't do your dishes or leave your dirty clothes lying around I will absolutely have a conniption," he told them.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 09:48:08 AM
Autumn smirked. She had once made fun of his extreme tidiness, probably the second or third time she was over at his apartment. "I'll keep my clutter to a minimum," she said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 10, 2018, 11:42:18 AM
"You'd better, or that little thing we planned earlier is off the table," Grayson replied. "Of course, all things considered, I doubt anyone will be doing that sort of thing for a while."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 10, 2018, 11:50:08 AM
Cal froze for a brief moment, then continued prepping the ingredients. None of my business. If the two of them decided to sleep together, then that was up to them.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 11:55:11 AM
Autumn felt heat flush her face. Why'd he have to say that out loud? "Yeah, yeah," she mumbled.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 12:40:00 PM
Andrew felt somewhat relieved to know that there wasn’t a serial killer in their building; he couldn’t help but look over at Grayson guilty. He quickly fixed his eyes back on the news before he could notice.

He was very thankful that a place was being provided to the residents but the communal living arrangements were going to pose some major issues for him. It was just the thing Jen would use against him. “I hope we won’t have to live there long,” he said, his face clearly showing all his concerns and fears.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 10, 2018, 12:51:35 PM
Grayson hadn't been aware that it was supposed to be a secret (what, was she embarrassed by him or something?), but it wasn't like he could take back what he said. "I hope we'll be able to retrieve some things from our homes," he said finally. "Otherwise this is gonna be really rough."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 12:53:46 PM
"I'm sure they would let us in just to retrieve some things," Andrew said; he really hoped they did, as he had not taken a thing with him when he walked out his appartment door...not even shoes.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 12:56:03 PM
(LOL the shoes. Always mentioned)

"I mean... the damage doesn't look too bad," Autumn said, recalling the image of the apartment. Of course, what did she know; it could be way worse on the inside. "We could always treat this like a giant slumber party," she joked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 01:06:47 PM
We really need to get him some!)

Andrew could not understand how the damage had been so minimal; he'd been inside that building while it was burning. Maybe it just seemed worse than it actually was. "It's a miracle they managed to save the building," he noted, "I really thought it was a goner...especially when it reached the top of the stairs" he recalled. He was quiet a moment, thinking about how he could possibly keep his overnight parenting time if he was living in an events room with a bunch of people, some still strangers to him.
"Should we head down there now? See if they'll let us get some stuff?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 01:11:51 PM
"That would probably be a good idea," Autumn said. "As nice as it is up here, we should probably get back to our reality and see our new living accommodations."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 01:27:10 PM
should we just ff to them getting there?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 10, 2018, 01:28:44 PM
[may as well]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 10, 2018, 01:29:31 PM
<**yes please**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 01:34:10 PM
(sounds good! Hope you guys don't mind this next bit because it borderline godmods and if you don't I can always edit accordingly)

They had rounded themselves up and then had headed over to the apartment. On the way, Autumn had phoned Rob to see if they were allowed in the building. They weren't, unless escorted by a firefighter, and they had to sign a waiver beforehand for legal reasons. Now that that had all been finished up, they all stood just outside the building, a group of firefighters there to escort them to their respective apartments for a quick grab at anything that may have survived the fire.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 10, 2018, 01:50:47 PM
Alexis was grateful to see most of her apartment was relatively untouched. She had grabbed some clothing and her files for work, trying to pack light as possible. The idea of living in a common area with these people was deeply unappealing - she liked her privacy way too much for this.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 01:56:36 PM
Autumn found her apartment mostly intact, apart from the structural wall that she knew fed all the way down to the main floor, where most of the damage was. She was happy for the first time about living on the fourth floor of a building where the elevator was frequently broken; it seemed as though the flames didn't reach the upper floors as badly as they had the lower ones. She grabbed a bunch of her personal belongings and then headed back out, downstairs, and then outside where Rob was coming over to greet them.

(brb guys I gotta shower real quick)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 10, 2018, 02:03:35 PM
Similarly to the other's Grayson's apartment was still standing, untouched bar the smoke damage and soot. He grabbed a suitcase and filled it with clothes, toiletries, and a few books, before heading back downstairs.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 02:11:45 PM
Before going up Andrew found himself frozen at the bottom of the stairs, feeling a little panicked about going up there again. "You coming or not kid?" the firefighter spoke up.
"right, sorry" Andrew muttered before heading up the flight of stairs to the second floor and then into his appartment. He was relieved to see that it had not been damaged. He quickly gathered up some important items like his shoes, a bag of clothes, his phone, and his laptop, then headed back down and out of the building, wasting no time getting out and away from the memories haunting him.


Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 10, 2018, 02:13:25 PM
Alexis clutched her things closely to herself, a deep frown embedded on her face. Perhaps she could get away with sleeping at the office?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 02:43:02 PM
(so they all back downstairs now after grabbing their things?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 10, 2018, 02:47:53 PM
<**I'm assuming so**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 10, 2018, 02:49:26 PM
Cal followed Autumn and the firefighters up to his apartment. Once there, he packed a a suitcase, and grabbed Charlemagne's pet carrier, litter box and food bowls. Once he licked the door, he headed downstairs to meet Rob
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 02:54:10 PM
Rob looked over his tenants. "I know this sucks, but they told me that the building should be cleared within the week," he said. "Most of the damage was on the lower floors, but the building's doing pretty good on whole." He waved them on, getting them to follow him across the street to the other building. "It's not ideal," he said, "but it'll work. There's bunk beds in the main room, which is where all of you will be. Me and my wife have a semi-private room off to the side, on the other side of the kitchenette. I think the hardest part is that we only have two bathrooms, so we'll have to do some kind of shower schedule so that we're not stepping on eachother's toes."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 10, 2018, 03:00:58 PM
"Just perfect," Grayson grumbled, looking around the space. It was like being back at camp again, and he'd hated camp.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 10, 2018, 03:08:55 PM
"It could be worse." Cal said to himself. Then aloud, "girls closer to the kitchenette, and guys farther away?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 03:13:40 PM
"It really doesn't matter to me," Autumn said. "We're all in the same room regardless." At least there were curtains on each bunk that could be drawn to give a little bit of privacy.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 03:16:02 PM
Andrew kept telling himself it wasn't going to be a long-term situation but it certainly make things any better. He was only half paying attention to Rob as he explained things, grimacing at the mention of only two bathrooms. He was going through the many missed calls and messages on his phone; his dad had called 4 times and left a couple voicemails, some friends from college and law school had sent him messages. The worst was Jen; she had called over 10 times and left a string of messages that he was too overwhelmed to read through.

"Perfect. Just what I needed," Andrew grumbled to himself, reading the last message in particular.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 03:20:10 PM
Autumn looked over at Andrew and saw that he had fallen back from the group. She subtly made her way over to him. "Do you want to talk about it?" she asked gently.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 10, 2018, 03:21:04 PM
"You ok man?" Cal asked Andrew, putting a hand on his shoulder.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 03:31:58 PM
Andrew shoved his phone back in his pocket, letting out a frustrated sigh. "I just...wish we could be civil with each other you know? We brought this beautiful little girl into this world together and yet we can't even stand to be in the same vicinity of the other," he said, looking at Autumn unsure if he really wanted to share everything about such a personal issue.

"She's taking me to Court," he revealed, "To suspend my parenting time until this all blows over. And you know the worst part? I don't disagree with her; this..." he waved his arm around their new living arrangements, "I can't bring her here"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 03:38:17 PM
"I get not wanting to bring her here, but you should still be allowed to spend time with her," Autumn said. "I don't mean to get involved where I don't belong, but you're her father. Surely you could take her on day trips around the city or do something with her, but then have her back to her mother's by evening."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 03:51:51 PM
Andrew just nodded, thinking it all over. His mind was running through all the things he could possibly say in Court to at least keep some time. "Now that would be a reasonable arrangement," Andrew said, "Unfortunately, she is not a reasonable woman," he said, looking through a few more of her many messages, "She doesn't like that I'm all "famous" now. Doesn't want Anna exposed to that" he said, reading out one of the texts with a roll of his eyes
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 10, 2018, 03:55:03 PM
"That's just....stupid bitchyness." Cal nodded. "Anything I can do to help?" He asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 03:59:33 PM
"You're shitting me. You saved a woman's life, and your ex is saying that the publicity you're getting for it is bad for your daughter. Any kid would be fucking proud to have a hero as a father," Autumn said. "Hey, I know where you could take her for a short outing, like a lunch. The best pizza in New York is Joe's Pizza; it's at Carmine Street and 6th Avenue. There's a little park right across the street where you can sit and eat, which is perfect because the shop itself is pretty small. And then if you wanted some baked goods or something for dessert, there's an ice cream parlour like two stores down called Grom, and they usually have some good stuff."


(it's not New York till Joe's Pizza happens LOL)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 04:11:56 PM
Andrew smiled, "Thanks, I'll keep that in mind," he said, "I think it should be okay; I can't imagine she'll get her way entirely," he said with a shrug.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 04:13:52 PM
"You have to go back to court?" Autumn asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 04:25:24 PM
Andrew nodded, "Sounds like it," he said, looking at the last message again, "Her Lawyer, who is a real peace of work by the way, will be serving me apparently," he said with another roll of his eyes.

(oh, gotta be careful with the eye rolls. that's Marnie's thing :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 10, 2018, 04:27:18 PM
While the others were talking, Grayson had decided to claim one of the bunks (a top one, of course) for himself. He lied down and stretched out, staring at the ceiling. The whole situation was a mess and he already felt weirdly homesick, despite the fact that his home was just across the street.

<**and I'll have you know that she does that a lot in the book :P**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 04:28:30 PM
"This might be a stupid question, but can you represent yourself in court, seeing as you're a lawyer now? Like that way you don't have to pay for a lawyer?" Autumn asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 04:53:04 PM
He chuckled, 'I know, it's a weird situation. Yes, I can represent myself; that is usually what I do." he said, "Thank god. like I could afford Lawyer fees!" he said. "Seems I picked the right profession," he joked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 04:56:40 PM
HAHAH GOOD! That's Marnie's specialty!....I think I may actually roll my eyes a lot so that's probably where that came from..)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 10, 2018, 04:56:58 PM
Cal stepped back, and let the others talk. He walked over and sat on the bunk under Grayson. "Dammit." He muttered quietly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 04:57:38 PM
Autumn laughed. "Yeah, lawyers are so expensive," she said. "When I was really little, my parents had illegally set us up on public land to live out of our RV that we had back then... he ended up getting in a lot of trouble and we had to sell the RV to make up the costs of the lawyer."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 05:07:09 PM
"Sounds like you had an interesting childhood," Andrew commented, "Have you always lived in New York?" he asked, starting to head towards to room they'd be bunking.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 05:11:59 PM
Autumn walked alongside him. "No, not at all," she said. "We moved around a lot. My parents bounced between being mild hippies and full on flower children. When they were mild, we would live in a town somewhere, and they would work; my mom would tutor and my dad would fix cars, and then I went to school. We actually stayed down south for a while, so sometimes I slip into this weird southern drawl. But then they would get tired of the 'normal' life and spend all our savings on a van or RV or something to live out of and we'd take off to somewhere off-grid. I loved it when I was small, but after a while, I really just wanted to have some kind of normal thing. I don't really have any friends from then, because we were always on the go. There was a girl, the daughter of my parents' friends, who I knew and actually lived with when I got here, but, uh, that didn't end well."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 05:26:11 PM
Andrew raised an eyebrow, "Do I dare ask why not?" he asked, thinking about his own childhood; it certainly had not been normal but his Dad had tried his hardest. Andrew could not imagine going through such instability like Autumn had.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 05:30:41 PM
Autumn let out a low chuckle. "Nina, the girl, she had a thing with Grayson before I got here. My initiation mixer was when I found that out. The long story made short was that they were friends, but then it got complicated when she started having feelings and wanting more than meaningless sex. She didn't take it too well after she caught me leaving his place one morning and she moved out shortly after that. She made it super creepy though; she had pictures of him in her room, a framed birthday card that he had given her, and even a pair of his underwear... that was for sure the weirdest one. I'm not even sure he knows about that."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 05:43:47 PM
Andrew stifled a laugh, "Oh wow. His underwear? That is disturbing! I wonder if she still has them!" he wondered. He stopped walking before they were in the room with all the bunks, "So...what is the deal with you two anyway?" he dared to ask.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 05:50:14 PM
"You know, she probably does, and they're probably still unwashed" Autumn said, laughing. Her face settled into a more calm smile though. "We're just friends," she explained. "Friends with benefits, I guess. It started out harmless enough, we were both drunk and needed some satisfaction. But then it seemed to become a pattern with us. And now..." she thought about her conversation with Grayson earlier, but she wasn't sure she was ready to voice it out loud. It was one thing to be drunk and behave a certain way while intoxicated, but it was another to be sober and do it anyway. But why did she care so much? "Well, now, we're thinking of trying full on friends with benefits, if you know what I mean. There's no romantic relationship though. If either one of us meets someone else, we'll stop." 
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 05:59:43 PM
Andrew couldn't help but frown; it sounded complicated to him. "Sounds messy," he admitted, "are you sure you two could just stop?" he asked, "I mean, there's bound to be some kind of feelings involved...." he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 06:02:02 PM
"It's not like a drug addiction," Autumn joked. "I mean, I assume it would be easy for him, seeing as he works in the sex industry. And as for me, I think so. We can still be friends, just minus the sex. It's different from when you're in love with someone. It's a lot easier than it sounds, at least in my experience."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 10, 2018, 06:04:03 PM
Cal plucked Charlemagne from on top of his suitcase, and lay back with the spotted cat on his chest. "Ugh!" He complained "I hate these cots. Mornings are about to get much worse."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 06:08:53 PM
Andrew shrugged, "Well, if you're sure. Just be careful.... and don't make any babies," he joked. He loved his daughter more than he ever could have imagined but was he ready to be a Dad in his second year of college? No.
"Well, shall we check out our lovely sleeping arrangements?" he asked, already walking into the room filled with bunks. He looked around at all the bunks and sighed, "Well, this is going to be a great week," he said, tossing his things on a bottom bunk that was no where near Grayson. He could not deal with that yet.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 10, 2018, 06:17:04 PM
Her smirk returned at Andrew's comment on babies. Children were definitely not in her plans, not by a long shot. Maybe in some far off future, but not anywhere close to her current timeline. It wasn't that she disliked kids; most of the kids she interacted with she found entertaining. She just couldn't see herself as a mother; how would she even begin to give a child a normal upbringing, given that her own upbringing was all she knew?

She climbed onto the top bunk of the middle bed. Grayson and Cal were on one side, Andrew on the other. She looked up at the top four posters of the bed, noting the ugly floral privacy curtains that could be drawn if she wanted her own space. At least it was something. "So guys, we have two bathrooms, which means two showers, which means Rob was right. Those who have 9-5 jobs probably should have priority since you're on more or less the same schedule as one another and will need the shower at more or less the same time."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 10, 2018, 06:30:56 PM
Going to bed :p)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 01:30:29 AM
Alexis took the bunk beneath Autumn, still frowning. “Well if Andrew ends up hired on at my firm, we’ll definitely be on the same schedule.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 02:55:47 AM
“Any updates on that?” Autumn asked either Alexis or Andrew. She hoped he’d get hired because maybe then his ex would let him have time with his daughter.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 02:58:24 AM
“He’s just got to come interview tomorrow, I’m hoping he can impress enough to get on. We are fairly desperate, so he’s kind of a shoe in.” Alexis laid down with a sigh. “I hope he gets on.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 05:06:29 AM
Andrew felt totally unprepared for an interview with everything that had happened. He desperately needed this job. “Let’s hope I don’t screw it up,” Andrew said, only half joking. “I...really need this”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 05:11:41 AM
“I have faith in you Andrew,” Alexis told him. She hoped that he could get the job, it would be awfully convenient for her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 05:14:26 AM
Andrew snorted,”well thanks. But you haven’t seen me interview,” he said, shaking his head as he remembered all the other times. He was starting to get stressed just thinking about it
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 05:15:34 AM
Grayson was silent, deep in thought as he went through the contacts in his phone. Living with other people for too long was going to drive him up the wall, he could already tell. He could handle it for a couple of days, but who knew how long it would take for their apartment to be habitable again? So he went through his list of regular clients, deciding that he may just have to take up the habit of spending the night at their's more often.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 06:27:30 AM
“Yes we’ll, I still hope you’re the one they hire,” she told Andrew. “It would be really fantastic. Just try not to stress anymore.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 11, 2018, 06:37:32 AM
"Dude, you'll ace it." Cal agreed.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 06:54:59 AM
"Why don't we mock interview with you?" Autumn asked. "I'm sure the lot of us have really different interview experiences so if we throw a crazy variety of stuff at you, you'd be ready for anything."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 07:21:10 AM
Andrew nodded slowly, thinking it over, "That...might be helpful," he said, though it wouldn't do much for his nerves. That was usually his downfall. "My problem isn't really that I can't answer the questions. My mind just goes blank went it comes down to it," he admitted
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 08:00:45 AM
"Then memorize a few different answers to common questions," Grayson spoke up. "They pretty much ask you the same things all the time in every interview."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 08:15:45 AM
"We can give you some wild ones that you aren't ready for that you have to start answering within 20 seconds of it being asked. That's how my mom always got my dad ready for his interviews," Autumn said. "Question one: what makes you a good candidate for the job?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 10:02:53 AM
Ha this is going to have to wait until I’m not at work :p)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 12:38:36 PM
(Andrew's creator SUCKS at regular interviews so this should be fun! let's not dwell on this scene too long...)

Andrew hated that question, it always stumped him. He could already foresee himself in that interview with wide eyes and sweat glistening on his brow, unable to say a sensible word in response. He shook his head after an agonizing moment of silence on his end, "I'm screwed," he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 12:45:19 PM
"That's the most basic question there is," Grayson said, fully paying attention now. "You have to sell yourself, explain why you'll deliver results and are the best option. Bullshit if you have to, but make yourself seem like the greatest thing since sliced bread," he shrugged. "Easy peasy."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 12:47:33 PM
"If you look at the company and then relate a personal experience and how you came out on top and then make it fit in with the way the company works, you're pretty much good to go," Autumn said.

(where should life take them next lol)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 12:48:38 PM
"Easy for you maybe," Andrew grumbled; Grayson had actual confidence in himself, something that Andrew was lacking.


(I don't know, but going now to eat dinner :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 01:04:37 PM
(sounds like Grayson's gotta school Andrew. umm... should we skip to the next day so Andrew can go off to his interview?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 01:07:19 PM
[yes maam]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 01:07:55 PM
SURE! :D)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 01:09:02 PM
<**Grayson giving Andrew lessons in self confidence would be hilarious and probably disastrous:P but yes, skip please**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 01:13:49 PM
(sounds good! and ok that has to happen at some point in this rp)

Autumn woke up, momentarily confused about her surroundings, before remembering again why she was surrounded by ugly floral printed curtains. She drew slipped on the socks that she had mounted on the posters at the end of the bed and climbed down the steps of the bunk bed quietly, not wanting to disturb anyone who wasn't yet awake. Seeing that the bathroom was unoccupied, she made quick work of washing up, and then set out to the kitchenette to make some coffee.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 01:20:23 PM
Alexis woke up to the muffled beeping of her alarm going off on her phone which was pushed under her pillow. When she got out of bed she saw that Autumn was already up, so she made her way to the bathroom, waving a little at her friend and cleaned up as best she could. She came out dressed for work and as put together as ever. Alexis refuses to let their current accomadations screw with her routine.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 01:27:11 PM
Andrew was awake already, in fact he had not really slept much at all. He was pacing around the room, while muttering answers to questions he'd prepared for.

He was wearing the only nice clothes he had grabbed from his appartment, looking somewhat presentable. He stopped at when Alexis walked out of the bathroom, "Morning" he said, sounding incredibly stressed
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 01:29:51 PM
"Who wants coffee?" Autumn asked, still keeping a low voice. "Even without the shop I still feel like I should be playing barista here."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 01:31:00 PM
Alexis smiled. “I could definitely use a coffee,” she responded, eyes landing on Andrew. “You’re gonna be just fine.” It was obvious the man was freaked out. “I’ll be there the whole time remember.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 01:35:26 PM
Grayson let out a loud groan, curling up under his covers again. As already established he wasn't a morning person. He could only imagine how hellish things would be when he didn't get in from work until after 3am, and everyone was up and yammering by 7. "What did I do to deserve this," he sighed.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 01:37:33 PM
"Coffee would be great right now," Andrew said before sitting back down on his bunk and using the inhaler he'd picked up at the pharmacy the previous day. "I can't do this," he said, looking up at Alexis, "They're going to hate me"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 01:40:33 PM
"They're not going to hate you Andrew," she told him, lowering her voice when she heard the groan from Grayson's bunk. "They're going to love you."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 01:47:56 PM
Autumn tugged her robe closer to her, feeling weirdly exposed in her pyjamas with the whole group there. "You'll be fine," she said quietly. "Just go in with your head held high. Think of your proudest moment, and you will exude the confidence that you need to get this job."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 01:57:32 PM
Andrew nodded slowly, trying to tell himself it would be okay, "Wish I had as much confidence in myself as you all seem to," he joked. He thought about some of his proudest moments; none could compare to the day he held his daughter for the first time. The memory put a smile on his face, briefly replacing all his anxious thoughts; he could do this, for her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 01:59:44 PM
"There you go," Autumn said, seeing the small smile creep onto his face. "Hang on to whatever it is you're thinking of, and you'll make it." She glanced around and saw the clock on the wall. "You guys better leave soon."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 02:15:28 PM
Andrew tried desperately to hold onto that memory as he got up and grabbed his things, "Okay, I can do this. It'll be okay," he muttered.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 02:17:10 PM
Alexis glanced at her watch. "Better hurry," she muttered, pulling on her coat and high heels and grabbing her briefcase full of case notes. "Come on. If you really want to make a good impression we can stop for coffee and you can give one to the boss."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 02:21:58 PM
"That sound's like a good plan," he agreed as he walked with Alexis towards the building's exit; he needed all the help he could get!
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 02:26:28 PM
"Have a good day!" Alexis told the others as they left. "Lucky for you, I'm coffee bitch so I know exactly how he takes his coffee." She smirked as they walked to the nearest coffee shop.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 02:30:03 PM
Autumn sighed. It was quiet again, and she kind of wanted to go back to bed. She didn't even know what to do with herself now that the shop was gone. She could write her book, sure, but at the moment, she was having nothing but writer's block. Her characters had become so flat and she didn't have the motivation to try to sort them out right in that moment. She took a seat on the nearby couch, not wanting to climb back up into her bed, and pulled the blanket that was lying there over her, lying down and staring at the ceiling.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 02:34:52 PM
Andrew grinned, "Lucky me," he said as he held the door to the coffee shop open for her, "I honestly don't know what I'd do if you hadn't helped me get an interview," he said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 02:37:12 PM
Alexis shrugged, ordering the coffee. "I'm sure you'd have found something eventually."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 02:44:15 PM
"Probably but I really need a job now," Andrew said; he couldn't wait for eventually.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 02:50:00 PM
"Yes well here's hoping the unemployment ends today." She handed Andrew the coffee and headed towards the office. When they arrived, she greeted the associated cheerfully as if her apartment had not been on fire just a day ago.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 02:58:30 PM
Andrew was getting nervous again as he walked into the office with Alexis. He tried to hold onto that memory of Anna, hoping it would bring him some kind of confidence.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 03:09:03 PM
sorry, super distracted tonight :P
gotta bake cookies!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 03:23:07 PM
[haha no worries]

"Donny, this is Andrew," Alexis introduced. "He's here to interview, you remember I gave you his resume?" Donny nodded and made a gruff noise of acknowledgment. He was an older man, quite large and imposing looking. "Yes, yes, I remember. Good to meet you son, have a seat, I'll be ready for you once I've had my coffee." Alexis gave Andrew a nudge to tell him to give Donny the coffee.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 03:26:59 PM
Autumn lay on the couch, but then realized she wasn't going back to sleep. Instead, she walked over to the bathroom and brushed her hair out, leaving it down instead of tying it back like she usually did so that it could breathe. She headed back over to the kitchenette, opening the cupboards and looking in them, only to be disappointed at their lack of stockage.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 03:38:48 PM
Andrew stared at the man nervously, probably looking like a deer in headlights. When Alexis nudged him, he almost dropped the cup of coffee he was clutching. Get it together Andrew, he thought.

Andrew held out the coffee to the man, trying his best to smile with confidence, "I got you your coffee this morning. I can't thank you enough for this opportunity," he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 03:44:29 PM
Donny seemed decently impressed, if a little suspicious. He took the coffee from Andrew and nodded. "You been training him?" he asked Alexis, who simply grinned at him. "Just drink your coffee and try to be nice," she teased the man. Donny laughed and headed to his office. Alexis grinned widely at Andrew, trying to hype him up. "Take a seat, I'll let you know when it's time." She headed to her own desk to set herself up.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 11, 2018, 03:45:39 PM
Charlemagne stirred from his place curled against his human. He yawned, stretched and jumped down to see what was going on in this new place they were in, heading for the bathroom. Cal continued to snore.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 03:47:51 PM
Grayson had finally dragged himself out of bed, pulling on a robe, shuffling into the kitchenette barefoot. "Empty cupboards?" he asked, coming upon Autumn searching through them. "Big surprise. I forgot to grab food from my place. Guess I hoped they'd provide something for us."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 03:53:36 PM
"Literally just coffee, tea bags, and crackers," she said, pulling her robe closed again as she stood up. "I don't really want to go through the hassle of calling the fire escorts to go get groceries from my apartment." She eyed Grayson's just-woke-up look and realized that she had never taken the time to see what he looked like in the mornings; she was always in too much of a rush to get out his door.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 03:57:03 PM
"Think they'd mind if we snuck in to grab more stuff?" Grayson asked, a mischievous glint in his eye. "It's not like the floor will collapse or anything. Honestly, I think they're being over dramatic."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 11, 2018, 03:59:05 PM
Cal slowly woke, and followed the voices. He moved in a zombie-like shuffle, as if on autopilot. He poured himself a cup of coffee, and drank it down. "Morning Autumn. Grayson." He rasped.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 04:01:24 PM
She tilted her head slightly at the look he had in his eyes. A little smirk appeared on her face. "If we're discreet, then maybe we could pull it off," she said quietly. "And maybe we can pull another something else off too."

She heard Cal come into the room, and went about acting normal. "Morning," she said. "There's coffee and tea and crackers. Take your pick, champion's breakfast."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 04:02:07 PM
Andrew grinned as he took a seat; maybe this wouldn't be that bad? It didn't seem to be going that badly so far. As Andrew sat there waiting, he ran through answers he'd practiced with the others the previous day and thought about Anna.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 11, 2018, 04:04:55 PM
"Coffee first." He poured another cup. "Then....Denny's."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 04:07:13 PM
"Something else?" Grayson repeated, clearly amused. Well it would certainly be a great stress reliever, considering the last few days. He gave Cal a simple wave, yawning. "Morning."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 04:10:41 PM
Alexis sipped her own travel mug of coffee when she got the go ahead from Donny. "He's ready for you," she told Andrew, giving him a thumbs up. "Good luck."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 04:14:23 PM
Andrew took a deep breath and stood up, looking over at Alexis with a nervous smile, "Thanks," he said then walked into Donny's office.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 04:15:48 PM
"If you're doing a Denny's run," Autumn said. "Would you mind getting me a hashbrown? They have the ones with made from shredded potatoes, and the texture is just... better than regular. Extra crispy, I guess." She turned back and eyed Grayson. "I need to go check something," she said, hoping he would get the message. She turned and headed for the door, slipping on her shoes, still in her nightgown and robe.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 11, 2018, 04:18:01 PM
Cal nodded. "You want anything?" He asked Grayson.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 04:25:46 PM
Donny stood up to properly shake Andrew’s hand, his resume sitting on the mans desk. Once they were sat and situated, he began to interview. “So, tell me a bit about yourself. Why you think you’d do well here.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 04:26:40 PM
Grayson saw that look in her eye and recognized it immediately. Oh, why the hell not? "I'm always down for coffee," he told Cal. "But, ah, I've got something to take care of right now." He went back to his bunk, grabbing his coat and shoes.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 04:29:35 PM
Autumn made her way outside and crossed the street. Luckily, nobody was around. She snuck around the back of the building and tried to reach for the ladder that led up to the fire escape; ironically, it would be the one way they could get in without being noticed. She was slightly too short to reach it though.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 04:40:29 PM
There it was, the question Andrew hated. He swallowed hard, looking at the man without saying anything for what felt like too long. Finally he spewed out a few things about himself, making sure to point out that he’d graduated top of his class and that he’d always had a passion for the kind of law this firm specialized in.
 He fumbled over his words, not even sure they made sense. When he finally finished, Andrew studied the man’s face, hoping not to see the same look he always saw in interviews.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 04:57:01 PM
<**lmao this is actually so ridiculous but I can't wait for this nonsense to get started lmao**>

After a few moments Grayson followed her, acting calm and confident, as if he wasn't about to break into a building. It was his home, right? "Need a boost?" He asked her, unable to hide his amusement.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 11, 2018, 04:57:29 PM
Donny stared at him with a raised eyebrow. The boy lacked some skills when it came to speaking, an odd trait in a lawyer. He asked a few more questions before standing to shake Andrews hand. “Yes we’ll, thank you for coming in. I’ll let you know soon.”

[stina, do you want it to go well or badly? He’ll get the job eventually obvi]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 04:58:58 PM
(completely in line with the characters though LOL)

"We need to hurry and get in there so we aren't seen," Autumn hissed. She looked at his seemingly smug expression. "Fine, a boost."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 05:08:37 PM
"Always a prince charming, here to rescue those in need," Grayson teased, helping her up to the fire escape. "This is really dangerous, you know. I like it."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 05:10:38 PM
"I told you, when I'm sober, I lead," she replied, smirking. She got up onto the lowest level of the fire escape and pushed the ladder down so he could climb up after her.

(brb bathroom break lol)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 05:17:11 PM
"You know, when you said that, this was not what I had in mind," Grayson replied, scurrying up the ladder. "But it's not like this is the craziest or worst thing I've ever done," he added with a smirk.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 11, 2018, 05:17:41 PM
Cal stepped outside, and looked just in time to see Grayson boost Autumn up to the fire escape. He hurried over. "You're going to get in trouble if you get caught doing that."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 05:20:58 PM
"You can tell me more about those instances later," Autumn replied. She then heard Cal from down below. Shit. "So don't tell anyone," Autumn said. "Maybe you can stand guard? We're hungry so we're getting groceries."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 11, 2018, 05:26:11 PM
"You have your phones?" He dug in his pocket. "Since your going to be right there could you get my laptop out of my appartment? It's in the brown leather bag on the table." He held up a key.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 11, 2018, 05:29:17 PM
(Badly :p)


Andrew shook the mans hand, feeling dejected; he could tell that it had not gone well. Donny was probably wondering how Andrew possibly made it through law school.
“Wait...” Andrew spoke up suddenly, feeling a need to show this guy how badly he wanted this job. “I know that didn’t go well, and I do not wish to resort to begging but I really need this job. I just want to provide for my daughter; give her the support she really deserves. if I go any longer without work I won’t be able to provide for myself let alone her. So please, i know you aren’t impressed by me but please...please just take a chance on me. I know I wouldn’t be a disappointment.” Andrew said, staring at the man with desperation.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 05:33:02 PM
“No, I don’t. But yeah we’ll look for it. Maybe just get the Denny’s and we’ll meet you back across the street?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 11, 2018, 05:47:11 PM
"Sure." He smiled, tossing her the key. "Thanks."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 05:55:03 PM
"Brown bag, table, got it," Grayson replied with a firm nod, already jimmying open the window to his apartment. "We'd better make this quick."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 05:58:44 PM
Autumn climbed in the window and grinned. “We’ll grab the stuff in a bit,” she said to him. She eyed the apartment. There were so many details she never noticed before.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 06:04:44 PM
Grayson immediately loosened up, comfortable back home in his domain. "Everything seems so normal to me. I don't understand why we got kicked out," he muttered, turning back to face Autumn. "So, I'm assuming we're both on the same page about what we're doing here? Cut to the chase, have a little fun, then grab our stuff and get out?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 11, 2018, 06:06:10 PM
"Just don't take to long." Cal called as he turned to walk away. "Wouldn't want someone to catch you with your pants down."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 06:08:53 PM
“Just shut up and kiss me already,” Autumn said. She let the tie of her robe loose, revealing the nightgown under it.

(She has 0 shame)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 06:14:38 PM
<**neither do we apparently :P**>

Grayson growled deep in his throat and pulled her close, kissing her softly yet firmly. It was different, being clear-headed, but he found himself lost in her smell and touch where he normally wouldn't have noticed such things while drunk.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 06:21:58 PM
It was familiar, yes, but also very different. It was better. There wasn’t the barrier of alcohol, only the two of them. She guided them to the bed whee she pushed him down onto it, climbing onto him and kissing his neck while ghosting her hand across his torso.

(When have we ever but at least there’s a plan this time)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 11, 2018, 06:37:36 PM
Cal sat in a booth at Denny's, and ordered a coffee.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 06:44:50 PM
<**heh heh heh...**>

He let out a surprised grunt, forgetting about what she had said about her being the dominant one when she was sober. Of course it was nice not having to do the work this time around. He slid his hands up her thighs and under her night gown, running his nails softly up and down her back.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 11, 2018, 06:57:59 PM
She pressed her lips back against his, using it to muffle the moan that was rising in her throat. She slipped her fingers under the waistband of his pyjama pants, tracing lines teasingly on his skin.

(I’m dozing off so I’ll be back tomorrow morning. Night!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 11, 2018, 07:07:30 PM
"Naughty girl," he hissed in her ear. "How's about we make this quick, then? Don't want to wind up getting caught." They probably wouldn't, of course, but it added to the fun if reminded them of the 'danger' they were in.

<**night!**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 12:21:36 AM
(Badly :p)


Andrew shook the mans hand, feeling dejected; he could tell that it had not gone well. Donny was probably wondering how Andrew possibly made it through law school.
“Wait...” Andrew spoke up suddenly, feeling a need to show this guy how badly he wanted this job. “I know that didn’t go well, and I do not wish to resort to begging but I really need this job. I just want to provide for my daughter; give her the support she really deserves. if I go any longer without work I won’t be able to provide for myself let alone her. So please, i know you aren’t impressed by me but please...please just take a chance on me. I know I wouldn’t be a disappointment.” Andrew said, staring at the man with desperation.

Donny started at Andrew in shock, eyes large and eyebrows high on his forehead. “Listen son, I can empathize, but we do not work in a soap opera. We don’t have time for sob stories, we’re trying to do a job here. I think you ought to leave.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 02:45:50 AM
Andrew’s shoulders slumped, feeling like a failure. “I...I understand, thank you for your time,” Andrew said, voice wavering as he stood up.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 02:47:16 AM
(@Rai: midway or at the end, and do you want to play the other dude or should I? Thinking midway would be way funnier)

She climbed off of him so that they could make quick work of their clothes. She had to admit, there was a certain thrill to this. What made it even better was that he knew all her spots. So far, playing this game sober was fully worth it.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 04:25:50 AM
<**midway :p and I dunno whatever you want**>

She was enjoying things just as much as he was, clearly. Why had they been so hesitant to try this sober before? It was great.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 04:32:22 AM
(Lol bet she’ll be happy to be at his calibre)

“We may just have to make this a regular thing,” Autumn said in a low voice, climbing back onto his lap now that they were undressed, resuming her kisses before tugging at him to sit up so that they could be face to face.



(I can do the discovery human and you can be the one at the other place?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 04:45:33 AM
<**sounds good to me lol**>

Grayson sat up, as per her request, trailing kisses down her neck and shoulder. "Once we have more privacy? Or are you suggesting sneaking in here whenever the mood strikes us?" He whispered.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 04:52:32 AM
Donny opened the door for him and Alexis jumped up, her smile falling quickly when she saw the look ok both their faces. When Donny closed his door again, she reached out to touch his arm. “What happened?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 04:53:18 AM
The idea of sneaking around just made everything all the better. It reminded her of her high school days, only now that teenage awkwardness was gone, and she was paired with someone much more experienced than a gawky eighteen year old. “Or,” she said between breaths, a pleasant tingle running down her spine, “we just do it in the communal room when nobody’s around. We have flexible schedules, unlike them.”


(My next post ushers in the garbage?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 05:12:21 AM
Wow, these two :p)

“It went badly,” he said simply, leaving out the ridiculous attempt he’d made to beg. “I knew I’d screw this up,” andrew said, clearly upset and frustrated with himself. He looked at her, “thanks for trying to help. I...I really appreciated it,” he said softly. “I’m...just going to go. I’ll see you late Alexis”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 12, 2018, 05:21:55 AM
(Shame? What is Shame?)

Cal sat in the booth, reading the menu as he waited. It figures that I'd develop a crush on someone who's into someone else. Not that he'd begrudge them what they had or anything.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 05:22:11 AM
Grayson raised an eyebrow, giving her a quizzical look for a moment, before resuming his work. "Seems like you're just as devious as I am," he hissed.

<**yes please :p I imagine they're pretty much already doing it hahaha**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 05:27:49 AM
“Our first time should have been indication of that,” she grunted.

“Oi! What the hell do you two think you’re doing up here?” A deep voice called from the doorway.

Autumn froze, forehead against Grayson’s and eyes closed. The only thing she could think was holy shit, they were caught.

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 05:31:33 AM
"Sh*t," Grayson hissed, quickly and quietly grabbing their clothes. Maybe if they stayed silent whoever it was would leave.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 05:34:38 AM
Autumn climbed off of him and onto the bed, slipping her night gown back on. Unfortunately, they didn’t have enough time to escape before the man they had heard came into the room.

“Oh hell,” the man said, eyeing the two of them. “No. Get dressed, and meet me out in the other room. Don’t even think of getting out the fire escape.” He turned and walked back out.

Autumn eyed Grayson nervously. “What do we do?” She whispered.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 12, 2018, 05:36:39 AM
(😈)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 05:37:02 AM
Grayson just groaned, rubbing his temples. "Running will only make things worse," he sighed, pulling his tshirt back on. "We got caught. Time to face the music and hope they don't arrest us or something."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 05:48:18 AM
“God I don’t want to be back in a cell,” she hissed quietly. Before he could ask, she just said “it’s not what it sounds like but it’s still not a pleasant place to be.” She put her robe back on and glanced at the door. “Ready?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 05:52:39 AM
Grayson gave her an odd look but said nothing further. He pulled on his own robe and shoes, bracing himself for the worst as they left the room.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 05:56:43 AM
The cop eyed them as they exited the room. “Do you two not have normal clothes?” He asked. He shook his head. “Never mind. Are the both of you aware that trespassing is a crime for which you can serve jail time?”

Autumn froze. Jail time?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 06:02:16 AM
"Sir, that was my apartment," Grayson told him flatly, trying to remain calm and in control of the situation. "I know we probably shouldn't have been here, and it won't happen again, but jail time? For being in my own home?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 06:04:20 AM
“I’m sorry about your home and being displaced, but rules are rules. I’m going to have to take you to the presinct where we can get this sorted out.” He pulled out a pair of handcuffs. “I’m going to cuff the two of you together, but if you cooperate, I’ll take them off as soon as we get there.”

Autumn stood stock still as the cold metal clipped around her wrist, closing her eyes. Maybe it was more like being a teenager again than she initially thought.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 06:17:46 AM
"Are you kidding me?" Grayson retorted as the cuff was placed around his wrist. "You're actually arresting us? Shouldn't you be worrying about worse crimes?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 06:46:22 AM
Wow, these two :p)

“It went badly,” he said simply, leaving out the ridiculous attempt he’d made to beg. “I knew I’d screw this up,” andrew said, clearly upset and frustrated with himself. He looked at her, “thanks for trying to help. I...I really appreciated it,” he said softly. “I’m...just going to go. I’ll see you late Alexis”

Alexis groaned and dropped her hand. “I’m so sorry Andrew. I really thought it would go well.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 07:21:37 AM
Andrew shook his head, "You all had too much faith in me," he said, turning away from her as he felt tears well up in his eyes. "I'll see you later," he said again, already heading for the door.


(lol well aren't they in a pickle! :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 07:22:26 AM
(literally nothing good comes of the two of them being together LOL)

"We worry about all crimes, big and small," the officer replied. "Now, follow me down to the car."

Autumn did as she was told, staying quiet, walking down the stairs and then out to the car. Because they were handcuffed together, she had to duck in first and then let Grayson awkwardly follow her into the back. This was awful. What were they going to do? They would get to the precinct and then they would each be allowed to call someone for help. But who? Her parents would be no help. Maybe Grayson had someone he could call to bail them out? Probably not. And then, she had it. Once the cop had closed the door on the two of them and made his way around to the drivers' seat, she said:

"When we get there, we call Andrew. He's a lawyer, he can probably help."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 07:24:27 AM
Alexis sighed sadly and let him go. She wondered if maybe Donny could be convinced. She let the next candidate go in to the office.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 07:31:19 AM
(hahah I was thinking the same thing :P)

Andrew hurried out of the building and proceeded to walk back to the building. He hadn't thought it would go THAT bad but he was always surprising himself with each new interview. Once he was back at the building he curled up on the bunk bed, his mind going through all the things he could have said differently
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 07:58:24 AM
"Can we really afford a lawyer?" Grayson murmured. "I mean it's not like he's going to help us out for free." On the other hand, what choice did they have? He let out a deep sigh. "I guess it's our only option."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 08:00:29 AM
"We'll do a trade. Help him sort out his hospital fees, start some crowd funding, something. Or, we can help him strategize how to get more time with his daughter. I don't know. But we'll make it work," Autumn replied.

(skip to the precinct?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 08:08:14 AM
"Great. Just great," Grayson sighed, closing his eyes as he rested his head against the window.

<**yes please**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 08:16:52 AM
When they arrived at the precinct, they were led into a large holding cell, the door closed behind them and locked. Luckily, the cuffs had come off before then. The cell was fairly large seeing as it was just a holding cell, but it wasn't the cleanest place. They were both allowed to stay in their pajamas, as they were not seen as threatening. The cop who had brought them in had left after turning them over to the officer who was holding the fort.

"When do we get to make a call?" Autumn asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 08:23:31 AM
The new officer seemed greatly amused by the state of the two, but not enough to let them go off the hook. "You each get one phone call," he said, unlocking their cell as he nodded towards the payphone in the corner.

"You call him," Grayson told her. "He'll probably be more willing to help you."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 08:26:26 AM
"Right," Autumn said, making her way over to the payphone. She realized the didn't have any money on her. "Uh... does anyone have a quarter I can use?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 08:37:31 AM
[Alexis is also a paralegal, she might also be able to help out a bit]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 08:54:03 AM
The officer rolled his eyes but gave her one. "Didn't think about grabbing any cash when you broke into that apartment eh? Just wanted to have a little fun, no robbery or anything?" He shook his head in disbelief. "Kids these days..."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 09:07:19 AM
"Okay, for the record, it was his apartment," she said, gesturing to Grayson. "It was for sure not a robbery." She took the coin nonetheless. "Thanks," she muttered. She paused before dialing, and then turned back to Grayson. "Do I try Andrew, or Alexis? Because this morning, he was headed for an interview. What if he doesn't answer?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 09:37:53 AM
"You try Andrew, I'll try Alexis when it's my turn if it doesn't go through," Grayson said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 09:41:12 AM
(kk Stina isnt currently online so it'll be a voicemail and we can loop her back in when she gets on)

"Okay," she said. Luckily, she had memorized Andrew, Alexis, Cal, and Rob's phone numbers since the fire, in case of emergency. She dialled Andrew and the phone rang, but nobody answered. There was a voicemail though and she left one, explaining the situation. Would he even come to their aid when he heard it though? Once that was done, she turned back to Grayson. "No answer," she said. "Try Alexis, and see if she can get a hold of Andrew too."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 09:45:23 AM
"Crap," Grayson muttered as he was ushered to the phone. He dialed Alexis' number, silently praying that she picked up. Their situation was starting to look pretty grim. If only he'd been able to keep his pants on for once.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 09:47:03 AM
Alexis was starting to get deep into organizing cases when her phone rang. She stepped out of the office to answer after a few rings. She didn’t recognize the number. “Hello?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 09:50:11 AM
"Lexi!" Grayson exclaimed, relieved that she'd answered. "Oh, uh, it's Grayson. I... you see..." He took a deep breath. "Me and Autumn sort of got caught breaking in to my apartment. We may need legal help getting out of this."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 09:53:45 AM
Alexis didn’t know where to begin with that. “You what? Why were you breaking into your apartment?” She started to put the pieces together. Autumn and Grayson, together, alone. “Never mind. I’ll come down there, just sit tight.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 09:57:01 AM
Grayson pinched the bridge of his nose. "We just wanted to grab some more of our things," he explained. That had been part of it, right? "Now they're holding us for trespassing. We... really need the help, Lexi," he added. "Thanks. We'll see you when you get here, I guess."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 09:57:44 AM
Autumn was sitting in the cell, watching the amused expression on the cop's face, waiting for Grayson to come back. "She's coming?" she asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 10:00:53 AM
After saying goodbye and hanging up, Grayson shuffled back to the cell. "She is, thankfully. And I'm pretty sure she knows what we were up to."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 10:01:38 AM
Alexis hung up, shaking her head a little. She told her boss that she was having a family emergency and left, heading down to the police station with an exasperated sigh.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 10:02:37 AM
"At this point, I don't really care," Autumn said. "Just want to get out of here and go to bed."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 12, 2018, 10:04:28 AM
Cal ordered, and ate his breakfast, before going back to their temporarily living space.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 10:04:44 AM
Should I bother with Andrew?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 10:07:14 AM
[heck yes maam]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 10:11:31 AM
(Autumn left him a voicemail explaining where she and Grayson are so if you want to jump in I left you that lead)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 10:13:21 AM
Andrew had been asleep; he woke just in time to miss the call. Andrew listened to the message and stood up suddenly, “idiots” he grumbled, already heading out to meet them. He felt terrible for missing her call so he went as quickly as he could; thankfully it wasn’t that far away.

(Break is over :( )
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 12, 2018, 10:17:00 AM
"What was that?" Cal asked, setting the food he'd gotten for his friends on the counter.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 10:17:12 AM
("Idiots" is extremely accurate)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 10:28:26 AM
"Same here. And by that I mean my real bed." Grayson was growing increasingly irritable. He wasn't used to not getting his way; and especially not in such extreme circumstances.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 10:32:29 AM
Alexis arrived at the police station and sighed when she got here. “I’m here to pick up the two voyeurs,” she told the policeman with a sardonic laugh.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 10:35:08 AM
Autumn heard Alexis's voice from the entrance way. There was only a wall separating them now. "Oh good," she said, "we'll be out of here soon."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 10:36:30 AM
<**sooooo should they be released? :p or released with pending charges? Idk how you want this to work**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 10:37:40 AM
(I'm gonna suggest that they get released but with a warning, and also have to do something to make up for it, but I'm not sure what. I kind of want it to be something stupid annoying and extra, just because these two are such little sh*ts and wouldn't handle it well, but it also has to be something that would make sense. Any ideas?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 10:39:54 AM
<**community service? And probably have it on a file so that if they get into legal trouble again (;)) it'll just make things worse? And maybe Andrew could have contacted Rob about the situation since he's the building owner and he decided not to press charges which is why they didn't get in *that* much trouble?**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 10:47:15 AM
(well Autumn does have a history and I'mma message it to you so that you can police accordingly so that it can revealed, but yeah, some really lame day of community service. like it can be 1 day of them picking up trash, and they'll just be like this is so unfair blah blah. also a good idea for andrew)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 10:52:42 AM
<**ooooh boy Grayson's gonna absolutely bitch about this lmao. Okay just give me a bit to figure out how I'm gonna word this**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 11:17:55 AM
<**kinda power play-ish but since Stina's not here lets say Andrew contacted Rob while he was on the way to them, but the characters won't know until Andrew gets there**>

The officer returned after making a phone call of his own. He returned stone-faced, staring Autumn down. "You are aware that you have a previous offense, correct?" He asked, but didn't let her continue. "Luckily for you, the building owner isn't looking to press charges so you won't be having any more smears on your record."

Grayson glanced at Autumn, then back at the officer. "So... we're free to go?"

"You're not completely off the hook. Ten hours of community service ought to teach you a lesson about getting freaky on someone else's property. Only reason I'm not slapping you with sex offender charges is because it technically was your apartment."

Grayson's mouth fell open. "Community service?" He repeated. Oh, hell no.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 11:42:16 AM
“It was a juvenile offense and I was not the offender,” Autumn said coldly. This was exactly why she resented police stations. Too many stupid assumptions. She heard the 10 hours made a face of utmost displeasure. “Do we get to choose when at least?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 11:47:42 AM
Alexis waited impatiently at the front desk, tapping her foot. Her roommates were far too horny.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 11:53:07 AM
"Any time next week," the officer told her as he ushered them to the front. "Before you leave you'll have some paperwork to fill out, there you can decide when you'll be doing your time. Keep in mind if you no show, you'll be arrested for good."

Grayson was absolutely fuming. He was irritated and embarrassed, and being escorted around in his pyjamas was doing nothing for his failing dignity.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 12:08:01 PM
(I'm laughing so hard picturing this, it's completely ridiculous, like who on earth thinks that what they did was a good idea?)

Autumn cast a sideways glance at Grayson. He looked like he would argue with the cop. "Just go with it," she mumbled. "Better that than more time." Now that they were being brought around front, she saw Alexis standing there and she could only wonder what the other girl was thinking about the pair of them right now. She glanced over the paperwork, trying to decide when the optimal time for community service would be. It didn't really matter; it's not like she currently had a job to get to. As she read through it, a part of her was relieved to find out that their community service was trash collection. It was gross, sure, but at least she had experience doing it, enough so that it didn't phase her too badly. Grayson on the other hand... she thought, part of her just ready for him to explode at the idea of picking up someone else's trash.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 12:13:41 PM
“Ah, the delinquents survived jail,” Alexis greeted them sarcastically. “Need some legal help?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 12:15:41 PM
"Do you mind?" Autumn asked. "Just... if you can, can you help us look these over, make sure we're understand everything and not signing on some legal jargon that we don't understand?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 12:28:43 PM
I missed all the fun! Stupid work!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 12:33:51 PM
Andrew rushed through the police station doors, hoping he wasn't too late. When he saw Alexis there with Grayson and Autumn he breathed a sigh of relief. At least it seemed they were being release, "Sorry I missed you call," Andrew said, making his way over to them, looking at them with frustration. How could they be so stupid?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 12:34:41 PM
"Uh, it's fine," Autumn said awkwardly. "Maybe you can help me and Alexis can help Grayson?" she did not want to have another Grayson vs Andrew awkward moment right now.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 12:35:33 PM
Alexis nodded, taking the paper from Grayson and looking it over carefully. “You guys at least have some fun?” She commented.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 12:37:47 PM
"Trash collecting?" Grayson exclaimed as he read everything over. "I can't be expected to pick up other people's garbage! This is barbaric!" It was absolutely ridiculous! "They may as well cut off my dick at this rate if they really wanted to punish me."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 12:41:58 PM
"It's better than jail time," Andrew snapped, not meaning to but he was already in a bad mood from his disaster of an interview. He took Autumn's paper work, looking it over carefully. "Technically trespassing is not a criminal offense in New York, but it's still a real stupid thing to do," he muttered. He read through the document, frowning a bit, "10 HOURS seems a bit excessive, considering it was your own property," he thought out loud, "I don't see why you can't just pay a fine."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 12:43:22 PM
(think it was 10 hours)

"Because the fine is like 2000$ and I don't just have that lying around," Autumn replied. "Is it possible to knock down the hours, if it's not really a serious crime?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 12:48:00 PM
"Oh, f*ck off," Grayson snapped back at him. "I don't need your 'I'm a swanky law school graduate and I'm smarter and better than you'." He was growing more and more upset by the moment, and none of them were helping.

<**hehehehehehehe**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 12:53:55 PM
SORRY. lol I'm tired)

Andrew looked at Grayson, jaw clenched, but remaining calm, "If you want I can just leave right now and you can do the full 10 hours," he said flatly. He was not in the mood to deal with Grayson.

He looked back at Autumn, thinking it over, "I could try," he told her, "I wouldn't get your hopes up though; I could maybe get a couple hours off at most," he said, not sure he wanted to help them.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 12:55:32 PM
"If you're willing, I'd appreciate it," she said. "Didn't know who else to call. And we'll try to find a way to help you as compensation." She shot Grayson a warning look, praying that he would just let Andrew help and not start a fight.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 12:59:37 PM
Grayson just rolled his eyes and blew some hair out of his face, muttering something about the unfairness of it all under his breath
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 01:10:50 PM
Andrew nodded, "I would appreciate that," he admitted, though he really didn't want to ask that of them. "I'll see what I can do," he said before heading off with the paperwork to talk them down a few hours.

When he returned, Andrew had new documents and a grin on his face. "You own me big time," he said as he lay the papers down, "5 hours," informed them
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 01:14:51 PM
"Thank you!" Autumn said, giving Andrew a hug, surprising herself even. She ended it quickly, stepping back.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 01:18:18 PM
Andrew couldn't help but smile, he was glad to help "You also aren't limited to picking up trash; there are other options if that doesn't sound appealing," he explained.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 01:19:02 PM
Five hours was still ridiculous in Grayson's opinion. Couldn't they have just been let off with a warning? "Can we go now?" he finally asked. He just wanted to be in bed and alone.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 01:20:35 PM
Lexi grinned at Andrew. If that wasn't evidence that he was a good lawyer, what was?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 01:21:59 PM
"What are the other options?" Autumn asked, ignoring Grayson's attitude.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 01:40:37 PM
Andrew also ignored Grayson, though he was more frustrated with him than he let on. Why couldn't the guy just accept that he'd made a mistake and now had to suffer the consequences?
"Any non-profit organization will accept community service, as long as you do the work without complaint," Andrew said, eyeing Grayson.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 01:46:10 PM
"So, like, an animal shelter?" Autumn asked, hopes rising. She could get behind that. She had always loved animals, finding that she often understood them better than humans.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 12, 2018, 01:47:32 PM
Cal had come to the station with Andrew, but chose to wait in the lobby.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 01:48:39 PM
Andrew shrugged, "Probably. As long as they agree to sign the papers, I'm sure that would satisfy the requirement," Andrew said. He handed them both a pen and nodded to the papers, "Get these signed and we can get going," Andrew said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 01:50:45 PM
"Thank you," Autumn said sincerely. She was grateful that he had come to their rescue, especially given that he had only met them days ago, and had gotten into a tiff with Grayson. He didn't have to help them, yet he did. She took the pen from Andrew, gave one last read of the paperwork, and signed off.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 01:52:14 PM
"Glad it's worked out," Lexi told them. "I had better get back to work." She shot a guilty look at Andrew and put her purse on her shoulder.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 01:53:11 PM
Grayson shot him a glare in return. Any sort of community service was stupid. When had the community ever helped him? Still, he signed off on the paper, his annoyance absolutely radiating off of him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 01:57:20 PM
Andrew's face fell when she mentioned work, but he quickly put a mask back on; he did not want to talk about that with them. The wound was too fresh. 
Andrew gathered the papers and gave them to the clerk at the front counter, then he lead the way out of the station.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 12, 2018, 02:03:02 PM
Cal stood as they entered the lobby. "Cop caught you with your pants down?" He guessed with a smirk. "Here's the food you wanted from Denny's. Sorry if it's cold."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 02:04:36 PM
Autumn pulled her robe tightly around her as she exited after Andrew. If it was anywhere but New York, people would most certainly stare, but seeing as it was the Big Apple, nobody gave a damn. She walked alongside Andrew, leaving Grayson, Cal, and Alexis a little bit behind them.

"Do you want to talk about it?" she asked quietly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 02:07:54 PM
Andrew bit his lip, looking away from her; he really did not want to talk about his morning.
"Not really," he admitted, quiet for a moment as he thought about it again, "It did not go well. I screwed up big time," Andrew finally said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 12, 2018, 02:10:41 PM
Alexis headed back to work, bidding her goodbyes to her friends.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 12, 2018, 02:13:48 PM
Cal fell into step with Grayson. "You know, this'll probably be a funny story to tell someday."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 02:14:23 PM
"I'm sorry," she said. "And I'm sorry for calling you out here to bail us out. After we get back and I get dressed, do you want to go get a drink and not deal with life?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 02:15:31 PM
"Shut up, Cal," Grayson snapped. He was absolutely not in the mood for teasing, or speaking to anyone for that matter. He didn't handle embarrassment well at all. All he wanted to do was get drunk and forget everything. "These have been the worst few days of my life."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 02:18:03 PM
(LOL at the fact that the only way Autumn and Grayson know how to handle problems is by drinking. I can't.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 02:19:26 PM
<**they're not exactly mature adults :p speaking of which, I've been getting more and more ideas for Grayson's back story **>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 02:20:18 PM
(this is true. and ouuu does this mean oneshots?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 12, 2018, 02:21:18 PM
"Try explaining to your parents how you crashed their car because you were driving with your girlfriend. In your lap." He grimaced. "Naked."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 02:22:05 PM
"You know...I think I really need that right about now," Andrew said with a sad smile, "I would very much like to not deal with life right now," he said. Andrew knew it wouldn't make his problems go away but the alternative was him crawling into bed and feeling sorry for himself.

(grayson is such a whiner!!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 02:24:36 PM
"I can drink to that," Autumn said, giving a slight smile. "Just let me put some actual clothes on first so that I don't look like the homeless lady at Central Park."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 02:28:21 PM
Andrew couldn't help but laugh, "That's probably a good idea," he said, restraining his eyes from wandering. He could not believe those two were so desperate they thought it a good idea to sneak into the building. He was a little disappointed in Autumn but he kept those thoughts to himself.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 02:35:23 PM
<**it may mean a oneshot, yes :p**>

"You can't possibly be serious," Grayson replied, somewhat horrified. "Actually, no, I don't want to know. At all."

<**should we skip to them getting back?**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 12, 2018, 02:36:21 PM
"Yeah, that was bad." Cal nodded.

(Sure.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 02:36:45 PM
yes, I think so)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 02:37:57 PM
Thankfully, the building was relatively close. Within 10 minutes, they had arrived there, and Autumn opened the main door. "Give me a minute, and I'll be good to go," she said. "There's a bar in East Village that's good and cheap, kind of a no-judgement zone. We can go there."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 02:40:28 PM
"Sounds good to me," Andrew said, letting her go in to change. He stood with the guys, feeling a little uncomfortable; he really wanted nothing to do with Grayson. His attitude was going to drive him up a wall eventually.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 02:41:28 PM
Grayson went to his bunk, immediately changing clothes, not caring about privacy or anyone else's comfort. How could he have been so careless? And now he couldn't even brood by himself.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 02:42:40 PM
"Are you going to come get plastered with us?" Autumn asked. "Because if you are, I don't want any tension."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 02:49:39 PM
"I plan to get drunk alone," Grayson told her. He was certain Andrew didn't want him there either; the guy clearly had a problem with him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 12, 2018, 02:51:43 PM
"I'll come." Cal decided. "I'll go and be the responsable one who's only drinking a few beers."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 02:55:32 PM
(In Andrew's defence, Grayson was nothing but rude to him earlier :P)

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 02:58:46 PM
<**oh come on, I can't have them getting along that easily :p**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 02:58:53 PM
"Well, here," Autumn said, reaching into one of her bags and pulling out a small cloth baggie. She pulled out a little pearl-shaped thing. "Mum sends these in her care packages. They're supposed to be anti-stress, but they really enhance alcohol. So you get drunk without having to pay for a dozen drinks." She held out the black ball to him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 03:07:16 PM
"You're giving me drugs?" Grayson asked, eyeing it suspiciously. He normally didn't, but... "I won't get addicted, will I? That's the last thing I need."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 03:12:24 PM
"It's not really drugs," Autumn said, exasperated. First he questioned her alcohol, how her herbal supplements. "It's just a bunch of dried herbs my mom mashes into a powder and then mixes with blackberry juice and gelatin, so that it holds it's form. You put one in a drink and sure, it calms you down, but it also makes the alcohol work way better."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 03:17:44 PM
Grayson gave her another skeptical look, but took one. "Thanks," he replied gruffly. "And... I'm sorry. For getting us in trouble."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 03:20:20 PM
"I think we're both a little to blame," she said, tying her hair back for the first time that morning. "I think we both just got a bit excited about the prospect of going at it sober. If we ever do that again," she said, watching him carefully to try to see if he had any reaction, "then we'll have to do it properly, and not be idiots."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 03:40:30 PM
soooooo…..shall they go drink now? :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 03:55:08 PM
<**maybe I should have Grayson come along? Get drunk, complain some more, start a fight? Start the downward spiral I've planned?**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 03:57:31 PM
awe, poor Grayson! :( )


Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 03:59:27 PM
(do eeeet)

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 04:00:36 PM
<**YEET**>

"To hell with it," Grayson sighed. "I'll come drinking with you. Being alone would probably be a terrible idea anyway."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 04:02:29 PM
(Saw on fb today: je yeet, tu yeetes, il/elle yeet, nous yeetons, vous yeetez, ils/elles yeetent)

"Promise though, no tension," Autumn said as she made her way back out to where Andrew and Cal were waiting for her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 04:04:13 PM
"Fine," Grayson huffed, though he muttered something about how 'it wasn't his fault that not everyone could handle his personality'.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 04:06:34 PM
Autumn ignored him, making her way outside. "Looks like we're all going; we all need to temporarily forget life."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 04:14:04 PM
Andrew eyed Grayson, he didn't look to please to be joining them. Probably more specifically him.
"Excellent, there's a lot I need to forget," Andrew said; he felt like nothing was going his way lately. It would be nice to catch a break but in the mean time, he would settle for drinking until it didn't seem so important.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 04:18:15 PM
"Life sucks," Grayson said, kicking a rock down their path. He still felt humiliated. He should have been smarter about his escapades.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 04:22:56 PM
(skip to them getting to the bar?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 12, 2018, 04:23:28 PM
"Let's go have some fun!" Cal shouted, arms wide.

(Sure.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 04:35:26 PM
that's is probably a good plan :P)

When they finally reached the bar, Andrew wasted no time ordering himself a very strong drink. Why was he suddenly resorting to alcholol to solve his problems? Before he befriended these people, he had a drink maybe twice a year.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 04:38:30 PM
(bahaha)

Autumn got herself a whiskey sour. Once she had her drink and the bartender was away, she dropped one of her herbal pearls into the drink, stirring it and letting it dissolve. "You want one?" she asked Andrew. "It means you drink less and get drunk faster."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 04:46:50 PM
Andrew's face formed a frown as he thought about it; was getting that drunk really what he wanted?  "Is that safe?" he questioned, eyeing the strange pearl-like substance. "No, you know what. Who cares, give me one," Andrew relented, "My life is a mess already anyway"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 04:49:20 PM
"They're just herbs, blackberry juice, and gelatin," she explained. "My mum makes them, and I've used them since I was a kid to be calm. But then more recently, I discovered that they seem to make the alcohol more potent." She stirred her drink, and sipped long from the straw.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 04:55:03 PM
Andrew shrugged, "Well, here goes nothing," he muttered, dropping one of her pearls into his drink, "Cheers to being a failure," Andrew said before taking a sip of his own drink.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 04:56:10 PM
"You're not a failure," Autumn said. "You did a damn good job helping us today, that's gotta show you that you make a good lawyer."

(Holy hell this RP gained 10 pages today almost)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 05:02:26 PM
Andrew put his drink down, shaking his head, "I know I'm a good lawyer, but how am I ever going to land a job at a firm if I can't interview? Ugh, it was a disaster! and then I got desperate, begging him to take a chance with me. He was so unimpressed he told me to leave"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 05:05:51 PM
Grayson ordered a martini and downed it in one go. "You know what your problem is?" He said to Andrew suddenly. "You want them to like you and they can tell. You have to make them think that they already do."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 05:13:08 PM
Andrew considered that for a moment, "Okay, enlighten me; how do I do that?" Andrew asked him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 05:27:46 PM
Grayson rolled his eyes, as if the answer was obvious. "By acting like it, duh," he said. "Walk into an interview like you've already got the job and you're old friends with the person interviewing you having a nice little catch up. Just don't act too cocky. It's fool proof. It's why everyone likes me, cause I act like they do. Or at least mostly everyone," he added before ordering another drink.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 05:30:24 PM
Autumn nodded. "He's got a point," she said to Andrew. After all, it was how she had ended up having sex in a grungy bathroom with a broken door with him the first time they met.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 05:34:06 PM
Andrew rolled his eyes and took another sip of his drink; no wonder Grayson was so upset that Andrew hadn't thought highly of him at first. Grayson was so accustomed to people falling for his undeniable charm.
"You know, it's not that easy for some people to act like that. It just...doesn't come as naturally," Andrew said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 05:46:23 PM
<**Grayson has now made it his personal mission to bed Andrew out of sheer spite :P**>

"Then make it," Grayson replied, sipping his own drink. "Confidence comes with practice, after all. That much a child could tell you."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 05:48:37 PM
"Easy," Autumn said to Grayson. She felt oddly protective of Andrew since their conversation about his daughter, and didn't want him getting upset again with Grayson's forward-speaking attitude.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 05:53:46 PM
Andrew's jaw was clenched but he held his tongue; it wasn't worth it. "I have plenty of confidence when I'm actually doing the job," he said, frustrated with himself, "but...as soon as I have to sell myself, that just all goes away," he said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 05:57:28 PM
"Ughhh," Grayson exclaimed with a dramatic sigh. "You need a self help coach or something. Isn't part of being a lawyer arguing that your point is better than the other persons? During an interview your point is that they should hire you. There, now win that case."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 12, 2018, 06:11:49 PM
"I guess I never really thought of it that way," Andrew admitted, "Let's hope I get another chance soon..." he muttered, then finished off his drink, "Okay...enough of this. We came here to forget all of that; not another word," he insisted
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 06:31:54 PM
"Finally. I need to get my mind off of things," Grayson said as he finished his second drink. He turned around, scoping out the other people in the bar. "And get my mind off of things I shall, with help from someone here of course."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 06:35:23 PM
Autumn followed his gaze around the room. "Who's your mark?" she asked quietly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 12, 2018, 06:52:24 PM
"Not sure yet. Although that blonde man in the corner is cute," Grayson replied. Nobody there really struck his fancy yet, but he was only two drinks in.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 12, 2018, 06:58:02 PM
“He looks like a stoner,” she joked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 13, 2018, 01:16:37 AM
"Why don't you try me?" Cal asked, sipping on the beer he'd ordered.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 02:58:12 AM
Andrew ordered another drink, wasting no time finishing that one off too. Autumn had been right about that hippie pearl. It was doing a good job, quickly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 03:53:51 AM
"Because having someone want to be my target is not what I'm in the mood for right now," Grayson said simply. "I crave the thrill of the hunt." He watched the blonde man for a moment, then turned his attention else where. More specifically, to a young woman at the other side of the bar. Bingo.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 04:05:26 AM
Autumn followed his gaze. “Have fun,” she said before turning her attention away and looking back over at Andrew and Cal. “Maybe you two should scout for fun too,” she suggested slyly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 13, 2018, 04:09:39 AM
"I prefer to know someone before hooking up." Cal said, taking a sip of his beer. "Unless I'm already wasted."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 05:11:31 AM
Andrew shrugged, “not sure I’m really in the mood for that,” he admitted. He wasn’t one to hook up With someone at random. Even with the sweet buzz he was feeling, something held him back. After his disasterous relationship with Jen, he’d been very cautious about any new flings.

That young woman at the other end of the bar was sitting with a group of women, casually drinking a glass of wine. After a stressful weekend, the woman’s friends were treating her to a night out.
“I think that one has his eyes on you,” one of her friends whispered, “ohh he’s cute,” she said, giggling drunkenly. The woman stole a quick glance, smiling at the man eyeing her. He would be the perfect distraction.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 05:27:40 AM
"Well you guys have fun having morals, I've aquired my target," Grayson said, leaving them to approach the woman and her friends. "Girls night out, huh?" he asked, flashing them a gleaming smile. "Rough day, or celebrating?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 07:06:37 AM
Andrew rolled his eyes, not bothering to look over at the poor girl Grayson had picked out.

The woman flashed him a flirtatious smile in return, “rough weekend,” she replied, “we are drinking away our problems,” she said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 07:12:13 AM
"What a shame, a beautiful young woman such as yourself shouldn't have any problems to drink away," Grayson said, then chuckled. "Forgive me if I'm being to forward."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 07:15:43 AM
"So, tell me what happened with your ex," Autumn said to Andrew. "If you're okay with it, that is."


(Sex gets him in jail but hello lets go again with someone else hours later)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 07:19:53 AM
<**what can I say, the guy has a problem :p**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 07:26:33 AM
The woman blushed, clearly attracted to him, “if you met my X you’d understand,” she said. She took a sip of her wine and then stood up,”what’s your name hun?” She asked.


“He really has issues,” Andrew commented, “cant he keep it in his pants longer than a couple hours?”!
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 07:33:43 AM
<**Andrew's just jealous :p**>

"Grayson," he replied, extending his hand. "And may I ask yours?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 07:37:18 AM
The woman took his hand, unable to keep her eyes off him, “that’s a nice name, unique” she replied, “my name is Jennifer” she said. The women sitting with her were giggling behind her, clearly enjoying the exchange.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 07:38:30 AM
(WAIT. IS THIS WHAT I THINK IT IS)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 07:39:04 AM
>: )
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 13, 2018, 07:39:42 AM
[I JUST CAUGHT ON]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 07:40:20 AM
(WELL PLAYED CHILDREN, WELL PLAYED I say child but y'all are older than me so I am child)

"Yeah, sometimes I think he's a sex addict," Autumn said, sipping her drink.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 07:45:48 AM
<**it was Stina's idea, she's devious :p**>

"Well, Jennifer, mind if I buy you another drink?" He asked, giving her hand a light kiss. "It would be my pleasure."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 07:49:53 AM
Jennifer’s cheeks turned even more rosy; she finished her wine off and nodded, “that would be lovely,” she replied, gazing in his eyes eagerly. She was already forgetting her troubles with Andrew.

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 07:56:56 AM
Grayson led her back to the bar, away from where the others were. "Another martini for me, and whatever the lady wants," he told the bartender before returning his attention to Jennifer. "So, tell me, what exactly has made your weekend so difficult?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 08:00:15 AM
“White wine, doesn’t matter what kind,” Jen told the bartender then turned her attention back to Grayson, unsure if mentioning that she was a mother would turn him off. “I have a daughter with him. He’s basically homeless right now though”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 13, 2018, 08:05:10 AM
(That is cruel.)

Cal finished his beer, and ordered a scotch. "So. You and Grayson are kinda a thing?" He asked Autumn.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 08:06:02 AM
A mother? Oh, well. It wasn't like it really mattered; plus it would be rude to back out now. "Let me guess, dead beat dad?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 08:17:05 AM
"No," Autumn said. "Just friends who apparently make stupid decision."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 13, 2018, 08:27:07 AM
"I see." He sipped his scotch. "I can see why. He can be charming. And daym, he's hot."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 08:29:50 AM
"Have you ever been with a guy, or only girls?" Autumn asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 13, 2018, 08:40:17 AM
"I've been with both, much to my parents chagrin." He stared at his drink. "They didn't really make a fuss about it, but they didn't exactly approve. They were still polite when ever I brought a boyfriend home to meet them." Cal looked up from his drink and towards her. "How about you? Ever date another girl?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 08:52:05 AM
"No," Autumn said. "I'd be curious to, but so far my experience has only been with guys. But I've only ever really had one boyfriend. His name was Todd."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 13, 2018, 08:54:51 AM
"I'm guessing that ended when your parents decided to leave whatever town you were in?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 08:59:43 AM
"The first time," Autumn said. "But we kept in touch, writing letters secretly. Even though my address changed a few times, his stayed the same. And then I ran away from home just before I turned 18 so that I could go live with him. But I left, and then spent some time finding myself before going off to college." She downed the rest of her drink, hoping the burn would help kill the memory of Todd.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 13, 2018, 09:11:41 AM
He finished his whisky, and signaled for another. "So what are your parents like? I know you said they're hippies, who moved around a lot."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 10:07:06 AM
She shrugged, “not really, but sometimes I just wish he wasn’t involved at all. It’s hard sharing my daughter with someone so irritating” she said. The bar tender brought her drink and she took a big gulp. Jen looked at Grayson with a big smile, “you aren’t running away because I have a kid? That’s refreshing” she said, subtly brushing her arm against his.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 10:09:31 AM
"Well," Autumn said. "They met at some rally in the Summer of Love. They were both with groups of friends; mum was like twelve and dad was I think seventeen. So a pretty big age gap at that age." She sipped her drink. "They were friends for a while before getting together, but mum always said she knew he was the one when he said his last name was Moon. She has this weird obsession with astrology and stars and stuff, and thought it was a sign from above. I'd say she's the more neurotic one between the two of them, but they're both interesting characters."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 13, 2018, 12:58:18 PM
"Wow. That's an interesting meeting." He downed his scotch. "So do they approve of your being here in New York?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 01:10:51 PM
"No, not really," Autumn replied. "But it doesn't really matter. I'm my own person, and they've come to respect that, more or less.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 01:34:10 PM
"Why would I? Unless you think I'm trying to pick you up or something," Grayson replied teasingly. "I'm sure that you're way out of my league, though, but I'm sure I can dream."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 13, 2018, 01:41:49 PM
"My Parents met in France when Dad was on an archeological dig near her town. He specializes in digging up Roman shit. She was working at her family's bakery, and he came in for bread and a cake for a coworker. They started dating after a few months, and she followed him back here after. She now teaches highschoool history." He ordered another drink. "But you probably don't want to listen to my ramblings about my family."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 01:48:09 PM
Jen was flattered, "me, out of your league?" she questioned with a giggle, "Now, you can't really believe that," she said, eyeing him with a bit of longing. He was undeniably attractive and charming; she was helpless but to fall for it.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 01:52:13 PM
"Of course I can," he mused. "Oh, and sorry to pull you away from your friends. That was probably rude, but something told me I had to speak to you."

<**I'm so trying to make him not super sleazy but like.... it's hard**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 01:59:30 PM
She looked back at her friends briefly; they did not seem to mind. A few of them had already gone off to find men for themselves. "Oh I wouldn't worry about that," she assured him, "And I'm very glad you did," she whispered, eyeing him expectantly. Kiss me already! she thought.
 

(now, what would be the most dramatic moment for Andrew to notice who Grayson is with?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 13, 2018, 02:01:10 PM
(You cruel, cruel people.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 02:12:06 PM
(If they're hardcore making out and she accidentally knocks a drink over. Cuz then everyone has to look)

(@CR: you've never rp'd with us before. This is mild)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 02:13:59 PM
hmmm that could work...
I'm also struggling to determine how Andrew would react)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 03:20:42 PM
<**after everything he's been through over the past few days, I'd say anger :P**>

Grayson was fluent in body language, and hers was practically screaming at him to kiss her. So who was he to object? "I am too," he said softly as he closed in the distance between them and pressed his lips to hers.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 03:37:20 PM
Finally! Jen thought as she felt his lips meet hers, sending a pleasurable sensation through her body. Her hand gently slid against his cheek, leaning more into the kiss. It had been a LONG time since she had been intimate with anyone; she could hardly restrain herself.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 04:05:09 PM
She was eager, that much he could tell immediately. He didn't mind; quite the opposite, in fact. He pulled her closer, hands on her waist, hips pressing against her own.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 04:17:28 PM
a soft moan escaped her lips; she moved her other hand to his chest, in the process knocking over her wine glass with her elbow. The loud smash that results as the glass fell to the floor, garnered looks from most of the people around them. Of course, she paid them little attention as she continued kissing Grayson.


The glass shattered on the ground, which of course made Andrew look over. What he saw was Grayson making out with some girl; it took him a moment to realize who that girl was. "Oh god," he said, shocked initially but his shock quickly turned to anger. "Are you F**king kidding me!" he shouted, standing up suddenly.

Jen pulled her lips away from Grayson, following the sound of the familiar voice. Her eyes widened slightly, seeing Andrew standing there looking furious.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 13, 2018, 04:20:56 PM
[is it nighttime?]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 04:23:16 PM
yes? Alexis could totally join them at the bar?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 04:23:34 PM
<**yeah I think we kinda just skipped ahead **>

Grayson's eyes narrowed. What was his problem? "Can we help you?" He asked coolly. Jen seemed surprised, though, but he just chalked that up to embarrassment over breaking a glass.

<**now I'm kind of wondering how Grayson will react. I mean it's not like he and Andrew are friends, he really has no reason not to be with Jen :p**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 13, 2018, 04:27:35 PM
[ok neat]

Alexis had gotten out of work late, the many interviews keeping her there much later than she wanted. When she got back to an empty dwelling, she frowned. Where the hell were they? Knowing their drinking history, she guessed they might be at the local bar, so she headed over, still in her work clothes. Of course she walked in on a shattered glass and a furious looking Andrew.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 13, 2018, 04:32:01 PM
"Andrew? What's wrong?" Cal stood, concern on his face.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 04:33:11 PM
Autumn jumped at Andrew's sudden outburst. "The hell?" she asked, turning to see what he was looking at. Of course, Grayson was off making out with some girl, the girl he had been eyeing earlier, but other than that, nothing else too crazy was happening. So why was he so mad?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 04:45:30 PM
Andrew’s face was set in a scowl, “Of all the girls in this bar, you choose her!?” Andrew fired back angrily.

Jen pulled away from Grayson, glaring back at Andrew, “What do you care? I can make out with whoever I please Andrew!” she snapped, clearly not understanding that Grayson and Andrew knew each other. "God, you're so controlling!"



Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 04:50:30 PM
"What's your problem? You had eyes on her yourself? She's not some prize," Grayson snapped at him. He turned back to Jen, a little confused. "Wait, do you know him?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 04:50:50 PM
Autumn stared. They knew each other. And then it hit her. Was this... his ex?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 04:59:42 PM
"Of course I know him, he's my X," Jen replied, still glaring at Andrew. She could not believe he was being such a lunatic in front of all those people.

Andrew had never felt such rage before; maybe it was the alcohol or maybe it was just all the events of the last few days making him snap. "Oh trust me, I made the mistake of having eyes for her already," Andrew said, "and your's right, she's definitely not a prize"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 05:05:38 PM
"Wait, he's your....? Oh, sh*t," Grayson hissed. Well, this was certainly a problem. But then again, what did it matter? "So what's your problem, then?" he asked boldly. "You're not together anymore. You can't tell her what or who she can and can't do."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 05:08:49 PM
Shit it was his ex. She looked between the two men; Grayson was acting like a complete dickwad, which wasn't the person she was familiar with. Then again, the side of him that she knew was laid back or drunk, and neither applied in this situation. She reached out and gently took Andrew's arm. "Let's just go," she said, glaring at Grayson. "This isn't worth it." She didn't want a brawl to break out.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 13, 2018, 05:09:52 PM
Alexis could see a fight starting over this and she followed Autumn's lead, stepping in between the two. "Leave it, Gray."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 05:17:34 PM
Jen was deeply hurt by Andrew's words; sure he was irritating but never had he said such cruel things to her. That was the one thing she appreciated about him; despite everything, he'd always been respectful to her. Jen had never seen such an angry side to him before. She looked at Grayson, finally connecting the dots, "Wait...YOU know him?" she questioned.


Andrew ignored Jen, his anger fully fixed on Grayson; he wasn't sure what was coming over him. He probably would have launched himself at Grayson had the girls not intervened. Andrew breathed in deeply, trying to calm down; he was being foolish. Jen would probably spin this to make him look terrible. He took a few steps away from them all, feeling great shame.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 05:20:59 PM
(...but they should fight cuz lol)

Autumn was glad Andrew seemed to be calming down. "Just... let's pay the bills and go," she said again, quietly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 05:23:03 PM
"We live in the same building," Grayson explained, eyeing Andrew carefully. "Don't really know each other, though." That much was clear enough. Andrew looked about ready to kill him, and honestly Grayson hoped he tried it. But he backed off instead, leaving Grayson feeling weirdly guilty about everything. But it wasn't like he was in the wrong, right?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 05:28:05 PM
and I was so going to, but the girls got in the way! don't know how to escalate into that now...)

Andrew just nodded, his eyes still set on Grayson and Jen. He wanted to deck the guy so badly but the rational side of his brain screamed at him to just leave it. "Fine," he said shortly, "Let's just get the hell away from him," Andrew said.


Jen shook her head in disbelief; what were the odds "He's absolutely lost it," Jen hissed, actually a little scared of Andrew.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 05:31:01 PM
(maybe Grayson can agree with Jen about Andrew acting crazy, and then Andrew can lose it?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 05:40:54 PM
"You're telling me," Grayson said, rolling his eyes. "He really should just mind his own business."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 05:47:43 PM
Something about Grayson's last statement, which he clearly overheard, set him off again.
"Mind my own business....No. this IS my business," Andrew said, angry all over again. "She's not just an x fling Grayson, she's the mother of my daughter. The person that causes the most stress in my life. And here you are, making out with her." he yelled. Andrew really wished in that moment that he had not taken Autumn up on that offer to take that pearl; he wasn't feeling like himself. He had little restraint and so he found himself actually launching himself at Grayson, swinging a strong punch which hit Grayson square in the jaw.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 13, 2018, 05:49:03 PM
Alexis was glad to have gotten out of their way, eyes wide as Andrew punched him. “Andrew calm down!” She cried, trying to help without actually getting hit.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 05:56:19 PM
Surprisingly enough, Grayson wasn't used to being hit. Pain erupted in his jaw as he toppled back, knocking down a chair with him. He scrambled to his feet, wide-eyed and furious. Who the f*ck did Andrew think he was? Without another word Grayson launched himself at the other man, sending them both to the ground.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 05:58:29 PM
Autumn got out of her seat and went over to where Grayson had Andrew pinned on the ground, and she tried to shove him off Andrew. "Get a grip, both of you," she yelled, though she doubted it had much effect.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 06:05:11 PM
Jen yelped in surprise, backing away from the two men in genuine fear. "Have you lost your minds?" she cried.


Andrew hit the ground with a painful thud; he sucked in a laboured breath as he struggled under Grayson's weight. He made a feeble attempt to throw another punch, ignoring Autumn and Alexis' attempts to stops the fight
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 13, 2018, 06:07:29 PM
Alexis’ hand flew to her mouth in shock, too surprised to do anything of use. Shouting was doing no good, and Autumn was brave to be trying to pull them apart.

[im headed to bed yall]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 06:10:40 PM
Grayson wanted to hit him. In fact, he'd been wanting to do that for a while he suddenly realized. But then Autumn tried to shove him off and snapped out of it, stumbling back. He was breathing hard, and his lip was split and bleeding. "F*ck you, Andrew," he spat at him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 06:12:50 PM
Autumn stepped back from the two men, now separated. "How old are the two of you? Four?" she asked angrily. They had to live together, fighting like this was just plain out stupid.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 06:20:59 PM
Realization of what he'd done hit Andrew all at once when Grayson pulled away. he'd just made a colossal mistake, especially in the presence of Jen. Andrew just lay on the ground, breathing hard and feeling disappointed in himself.

Jen backed away from the two men, "Andrew...this is the last straw," she said quietly, eyeing him fearfully. This was just what she needed to keep Anna to herself. Then she hurried off to her friends and then out of the bar without looking back
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 06:25:36 PM
"Hope ya know, you're paying for that glass," the barkeep said, nodding to the shattered glass on the floor.


Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 06:52:17 PM
Grayson was still breathing hard, glaring at Andrew with venom in his eyes. And, of course, Jen had run off. Perfect, just perfect. He pulled some money out of his wallet (enough for his drinks and the glass) and slammed it onto the counter, before storming past Andrew and the others and out the door without another word.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 06:58:22 PM
Andrew wished he never had to see Grayson again; the thought of going back to that building made him feel sick. He eventually got to his feet, rubbing his aching shoulder, “I...don’t know what came over me,” Andrew muttered, shaking his head, “he just...made me so angry”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 07:01:59 PM
Autumn considered going after Grayson, but figured he may be going after Andrew’s ex, and she didn’t want to be involved in that.

“You’re both idiots,” Autumn said. “And this is coming from me who was in jail this morning. I’m going back to the apartment; you do whatever you want but I’m done here.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 07:05:11 PM
Grayson stormed off in the opposite direction of where their accommodations were. He needed some air to clear his head. He wasn't childish enough to not realize that he'd been largely in the wrong, but he hated admitting it all the same. Plus it wasn't like Andrew was any better. Fuming, he kicked a can down the street, letting it take the brunt of his anger.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 13, 2018, 07:08:31 PM
Andrew was calm again and he was realizing just how big of an idiot he had been. He sighed and nodded, fully agreeing with her, “I know. I...should have just let it go. Now...everything is just worse,” he mumbled, “let’s just go home” he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 13, 2018, 07:13:57 PM
(Skip to them arriving home?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 13, 2018, 07:19:20 PM
<**I'm going to bed now so I'll have Gray come in later. Night yall**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 14, 2018, 01:51:40 AM
"You go, I'll be back later." Cal told them, paying for his drinks. He ran out, looking for either Jen or Grayson, he wasn't sure which.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 02:18:58 AM
I think so
Lol sorry I fell asleep :p)

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 02:36:57 AM
(No worries. Ready for action plan? :P)

Autumn entered the shared living space. She and Andrew were the first ones back. She couldn’t believe they had actually gotten into a bar fight. These next few days were bound to be uncomfortable.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 02:46:05 AM
Andrew had not said a word since they had left the bar; when they made in back to the building he went straight to his bed and sat down, staring at the floor in disbelief. What was wrong with him?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 02:51:48 AM
She sat down on the couch across from the beds. “I get that you’re tipsy,” she said finally, not having talked to him since they were at the bar. “But what were you thinking? If your ex was awful before, she’s only going to be worse now.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 02:55:52 AM
Andrew groaned, placing his head in his hands, “I was just so mad. Not just about Grayson; it’s just...everything,” he admitted, “I’m just so fed up with it all. I...I snappedL
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 03:01:24 AM
She let out a sigh and then got up and went to sit next to Andrew. “Grayson was being a shit too, so you weren’t the only one in the wrong. He really isn’t going to handle a split lip well though.” She paused. “Maybe you should join one of those anti stress groups. They’re supposedly pretty helpful.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 03:10:46 AM
Andrew was dreading having to spend the next few days with Grayson living in the same room as him; he couldn’t think of anything more uncomfortable.
He looked at autumn, frowning, “I’ve never had this problem before; I’m usually good with stress. But all this...I just can’t handle” he said, also pausing a moment to think about it, “maybe your right. I guess that could be helpful,” he admitted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 03:16:11 AM
“It’s worth a shot,” she said, readjusting her hairband and then tightening her ponytail. “That, and I won’t give you any more herbs. I’m not sure that helped much easier.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 14, 2018, 03:58:08 AM
Grayson had found a spot to sit down. His head was spinning, the fading adrenaline reminding him of just how drunk he was. Plus, his lip and jaw had really started to hurt. He wiped the blood with his sleeve, silently cursing everything about the past couple of days.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 05:11:28 AM
Andrew laughed, “no, I don’t think ithat helped much,” he agreed, still feeling the effects considerably; he was amazed he made it back home from the bar. He lifted his head, looking over at autumn, “I’m really sorry you had to see that,” he told her
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 05:22:32 AM
She gave him a half smile. “It’s alright. I’ve seen worse.” She noticed a cut on his arm and reached for her bag, pulling out an alcohol wipe. “Do you mind?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 07:28:18 AM
Andrew looked at the cut; he hadn't even noticed it until she pointed it out. "No, no I don't mind," he said, wincing a bit as he felt it sting.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 07:36:34 AM
Autumn dabbed gently at the cut. “Sorry,” she said, knowing it stung. “I know it hurts. I used to patch up my ex when he got into trouble.” She took out a bandaid and smoothed it over the cut. “There.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 07:45:11 AM
"Thanks," Andrew replied when she was all done, looking at his arm then at her feeling something stir inside him at her gentle touch. Maybe it was just the alcohol still...


sorry gotta go back to work :()
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 07:48:04 AM
“You’re welcome,” she said. She’d probably have to patch Grayson up later too.

(It’s ok I’m otherwise occupied rn)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 14, 2018, 09:04:05 AM
<**okay heck it I'm excruciatingly bored rn so Grayson is coming back home**>

After allowing himself to cool off, Grayson stumbled back "home". Unsurprisingly Autumn and Andrew were there, but he ignored them as he made his way to the bathroom so he could properly clean up his lip and assess the damage done to his face.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 14, 2018, 09:08:12 AM
Cal returned shortly after Grayson, looking tired. "How is everyone?" He asked Autumn.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 09:22:22 AM
"Give me a minute," Autumn said apologetically to Andrew. She got up and headed for the bathroom. "Not great," she said to Cal as she passed him. She knocked on the door. "Gray? I can patch you up."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 14, 2018, 09:29:25 AM
"Anything I can do?" He asked quietly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 14, 2018, 09:39:25 AM
"I'm fine," Grayson said flatly, splashing water on his face. He would definitely be bruising. Just great. "I just want to be left alone."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 09:43:58 AM
"I saw your lip earlier, and I know how to bring the swelling down," she said. "Lips are tough, they get infected easier because food and saliva and all that. That's the last thing you want."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 14, 2018, 10:06:53 AM
"I'll. Be. Fine," Grayson muttered in reply, stepping past her as he headed for his bunk. "If it gets infected then that's my problem."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 10:11:05 AM
Autumn shook her head, wanting to argue with him, but knowing it wouldn't go anywhere. He was too stubborn. "Fine," she said. She went back over to the couch and sat down on that.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 10:11:33 AM
Andrew rolled his eyes but kept quiet, not even looking graysons way. That anger from earlier was very present still but he kept a lid on it. Instead, choosing to lay down with his back facing the others.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 14, 2018, 10:19:15 AM
Grayson climbed into bed, pulling the covers up over his head. It was better for him to not talk to anyone; he was still pissed off, and would only wind up directing his anger at anyone who so much as looked at him.

<**should we skip to morning?**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 10:21:33 AM
(I was gonna suggest a couple day skip, like 2 days ahead, because I figured they could partially move back into the apartment after it was deemed safe)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 14, 2018, 10:27:18 AM
<**yeah that would probably be a good idea**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 10:30:25 AM
(kk)

After two days of tension, Autumn had woken up to the best news she could have heard. The apartment building had been deemed livable once more! There were some limitations; the cafe was closed until further notice, as it had to be completely redone on the inside, and there would be construction workers there fixing up the building as well, so quiet was going to be a luxury. They would also have to let workers into their homes every now and again to do in-apartment repairs. Outside of that, though, it was perfect, and even with it, it would certainly be better than staying in one room where people barely spoke to one another. The tension had been so thick that a sledgehammer wouldn't have broken it. She was moving the things she had brought to the shared apartment back to her apartment, relieved that she was back in her own environment.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 14, 2018, 10:55:58 AM
Cal dropped onto his bed with a sigh.those bunks where uncomfortable. His dinner of pasta, sardines, and artichokes with olives and mayo sat on his nightstand with a cold beer. "No Charlemagne! My food." He flicked his hand at the cat to shoo him away. Good to be back, but he had to admit, kinda lonely. He stood collected his bowl and beer, and went to his balcony.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 14, 2018, 11:03:08 AM
Alexis stepped into her apartment, finally seeing it in the light of day without a rush on the time. The damage was worse than she had initially thought. With a sigh, she sat down on her couch and looked around her. "What a mess," she muttered to herself. She had gotten the half day off to get settled again, and she would have to be in in the afternoon.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 12:08:08 PM
Andrew could not be more thrilled to be back in his apartment; the last few days had been horrible. Things between him and Grayson had certainly not been resolved as both of them were too stubborn to so much as look at the other.
To make matters worse, he'd been served with Court documents from Jen the day after the incident at the bar. Not only was she asking to suspend his parenting time, she was requesting a protection order against him! Part of him felt like he deserved it but it was an overreaction nonetheless.

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 14, 2018, 12:36:07 PM
Donny dialed up the phone number, impatiently tapping his foot as the phone rang. He had a scowl etched on his face as he waited.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 12:43:52 PM
Autumn’s brief peace was broken when she realized she had a voicemail from Rob. He had told her to come down to the cafe, because he needed some help with basic clean up. She was just gathering her things, getting read to go down.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 12:45:24 PM
It was barely 1:00 in the afternoon and Andrew had already gone through a case of beer. The previous day had been no different; after receiving Jen's application he had picked up a couple 6 packs and drunk himself to the point of passing out on the uncomfortable bunk bed. When the phone rang, he clumsily put the bottle on his bedside table and picked up the cellphone; it was a number he didn't recognize. Would it be wise to answer in this state? Oh who cares, Andrew thought.


"Hello, Andrew speaking," he said, trying very had not to slur his words.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 14, 2018, 12:53:37 PM
Donny's eyes narrowed. "Andrew," he said in his booming voice. "This is Donny, we spoke a couple of days ago."

[just fyi I'm 100% imagining Donny as a J Jonah Jameson type dude, like that's the voice I hear]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 12:57:23 PM
Andrew frowned, "Donny...." he said out loud, trying to piece it together. "OH, right Hi Donny," Andrew replied, silently cursing himself the moment those words slipped out his mouth. He would be drunk when a possible employer called him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 01:00:50 PM
fair warning, I do have to go out tonight so I will not be on until like 10:30 pt. I just ask that no one interrupt this scene about to go down; it's our only chance :P)

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 14, 2018, 01:03:54 PM
Donny was clearly suspicious, but his mind was already made up. "Yes well," he said gruffly. "We're giving you a chance, Andrew. I want you to start tomorrow, on one condition. No more of that sappy shit. We're a serious law firm, Andrew, you got that?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 01:06:49 PM
Andrew nearly dropped the phone, he was so overjoyed and shocked. "Yes yes! Of course sir! none of that, I promise!" Andrew said quickly, words slightly slurred, "I'll be there tomorrow! Thank you, thank you so much" Andrew said enthusiastically. FINALLY something was going his way! Joyful tears leaked from his eyes
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 01:10:52 PM
Autumn was walking down the stairs when she heard yelling from Andrew’s apartment. She walked up to the door and knocked on it. The last time she had seen him, he had not been in a good state; day drinking and all. Though, she hasn’t helped with that, opting to drink with him. “Hey, you ok?” She called.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 01:17:06 PM
Andrew grabbed his beer and took a big swig excitedly; he couldn't help himself at that point. He pulled the phone away from his face and called out to her, "I'M GREAT! COME IN" he called out
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 01:17:30 PM
grrrrr I really should go)

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 14, 2018, 01:18:52 PM
[We'll miss you]

Donny shrugged. "Yes well, don't thank me, prove I'm not making a huge mistake. I'll see you bright and early tomorrow." He hung up abruptly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 01:19:59 PM
Autumn opened the door slowly, surprised that it was open. It only took her seconds to realize he was drunk. She wasn’t sober either, but he was much further gone. “Are you drunk?” She asked slowly, though she already knew the answer.

(Okay well pick up this scene later plz nobody disturb)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 01:21:41 PM
Andrew threw the phone down, looking at her with a huge smile, "Yes....but that's not important. Alexis' boss just called. I got the job!!!!" he exclaimed, then finished off his beer in one big gulp
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 01:31:38 PM
Autumn’s eyes widened. “Congratulations!” She said. “That’s amazing! We have to celebrate or something!”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 14, 2018, 01:42:41 PM
The past few days had seen Grayson completely isolating himself from everyone else. Not that it was hard; spending the night elsewhere, whether it was with a client or a fling, was easy enough. Now that he was in his own apartment he felt like he could rest easy: literally. He collapsed into his bed, snoring the moment his head hit the pillow.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 01:53:34 PM
Andrew beamed, grabbing her a beer and then getting another for himself, “This is amazing!” He said, not even bothering to hide his slur. He was too far gone to really consider how bad it would look to show up to work hung over
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 02:22:26 PM
She took the beer gratefully. "Look at this. We've got our apartments back, you've got a job... things are looking good, right? Knock on wood," she added.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 14, 2018, 05:11:20 PM
Andrew's smile faded ever so slightly as he thought about the Jen situation; that was not looking up in any sense. Andrew opened his new bottle of beer and took a big sip, "Some things are  looking up!" he agreed. He stumbled to the bed, practically falling on it, "Look at us, day drinking together again," he noted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 14, 2018, 11:20:33 PM
Autumn chucked, going over to Andrew. “Yeah, you might want to slow down on that,” she said. “Or sels you’ll be sick.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 02:40:40 AM
Alexis got to work in the kitchen, putting things back where they belonged. It had been one of the worse hit rooms by the fire, so her things were all out of place from the repairs.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 02:57:58 AM
Kassie had heard on the news that morning that Alexis’s apartment was livable once more, and so she thought she would surprise her girlfriend. Girlfriend? I mean by now they may as well make it official. She headed up the stairs and found her way to Alexis’s door, leaning in to knock on it.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 03:08:42 AM
I feel like we are all making secret plans with each other :p)

Andrew looked at his beer with a bit of hesitation, but then shrugged, “oh it’s fine,” he said, slinging his arm around her, shoulders,  “this American beer is weak,” he tried to reason.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 03:09:06 AM
[oh yeah btw guys Mara is taking over Kassie because I can’t sustain more than one character lmao]

Alexis heard the knock and frowned a little, not expecting company. She put a mug back on the counter and went to answer. She opened the door to see Kassie and a huge smile grew on her face. “Kass! What are you doing here?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:18:32 AM
(isn't that the best part of rp'ing tho lol)

"Well, I won't baby you then," Autumn said, taking a sip of her own beer. It was on the weaker end though, so she pulled out her flask and tipped a bit of that into the beer. Mixing alcohols was never a good idea, but her life was still a mess, so she didn't really care. "Cheers to you, then." She took another sip and went to sit on the edge of his bed with him.

--

"Came to see my favourite girl," Kassie said, smiling back. "Also, I brought some takeout." She lifted up a paper bag filled with warm and delicious smelling food. "Can I come in?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 03:19:49 AM
Positively charmed as always, Alexis stepped aside to let Kassie in. “You didn’t have to do that,” she said, though it was clear she appreciated it. She went to the kitchen to grab plates.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:22:10 AM
Kassie followed Alexis over to the kitchen, examining the damage. "Wow," she said, "that's pretty charred." She pointed to one wall, where there was black marks all up along it. "If you ever need a place to stay that's not here, you're welcome to stay with me."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 03:24:14 AM
<**I have no idea what Grayson should do so I'm just gonna hang back and watch this play out**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 03:27:14 AM
“Oh thank you,” Alexis replies with a small blush. She took the takeout bags so she could set it out on the counter. “The kitchen got the worst of it, I think, so thank god im not a cook.” She grinned. “I was just trying to get everything set back up in some sort of livable way.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 03:27:41 AM
Andrew beamed, “cheers!” He replied, clinking his bottle with hers then taking a sip, “thank god we could come back here,” Andrew said, looking around his apartment, “I couldn’t handle another day in that place,” he added. Andrew looked over at autumn, a bit of a smile; she had made those days way more tolerable and he was grateful for that.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:31:17 AM
"Yeah, it was getting super awkward there," she said, thinking about Andrew and Grayson's hate for one another. She hadn't even spoken with Grayson for a bit now, and she was starting to worry a bit about him.

--

"Well, you could always let me help," Kassie said, now standing in front of Alexis, gently running her fingers down the other girl's arm.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 03:36:14 AM
Alexis’ breath hitched in her throat and she shivered slightly. “I’d love the help,” she said in a breathy voice. Her mind was immediately on the last time they had been in her apartment, the things they had been doing.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:38:17 AM
(because I'm a cringe trash this line is required)

"Maybe an appetizer before the meal?" she asked softly. Kassie lifted Alexis's chin with her fingers and moved in to give her a deep kiss.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 03:38:37 AM
Andrew sighed and leaned back against the wall, “I feel...like I should apologize but he won’t even give me the chance to,” Andrew said, “he won’t even look at me,” Andrew complained.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:39:37 AM
Autumn gave Andrew's a knee a reassuring squeeze. "Just give him time," she said, though even she wasn't sure time was going to help.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 03:43:11 AM
[omg that is so cringe]

Alexis could feel her smile growing as she kissed Kassie back, food forgotten as she reached out to grip her by the hips. “If were quick, the food won’t go cold.” Not that she really cared, the food could go ice cold and she wouldn’t care.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:47:52 AM
(sometimes I just like to be garbage)

Kassie smiled, but pulled back a bit. "I was thinking we could save that for later," she said. "As much as I would love to take care of you right now, the food is a little bit time sensitive. Reheating just won't do." She turned and pulled the boxes of food out and opened them, revealing a molten lava cake with gold dust on it, fried taro dumplings, alongside a caviar sauce, and freshly baked bread.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 03:49:30 AM
Andrew didn’t think time would help; Grayson would probably never stop hating him and Andrew wasn’t sure why that bothered him so much. He made quick work of the beer in his hand, placing it on the table when he was done. He looked at autumn, smiling again as if he’d already forgotten about his Grayson problems; his mind was such a mess, “enough of that. we are suppose to be celebrating!” He announced, “I’m a real lawyer now!” He said with excitement
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 03:50:05 AM
Her mouth watered a little at the sight of the food, it was much more luxurious that she was used to. “Oh, wow,” Alexis said. “I can put on some tv for us while we eat.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:54:46 AM
Autumn laughed. "Well, what do you want to do to celebrate?"

--

"Yeah... about that," said Kassie. "I may possibly have pulled some strings to get us something special. My dad knows this guy in Hollywood, and well... I kind of got us the Simpsons Movie. Nobody can know though, because it comes out in theatres next month."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 03:57:15 AM
[im screaming]

“Really?” Alexis said excitedly. “No way, that’s incredible. Really, this is too much, you didn’t have to do all of this.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 03:58:53 AM
Andrew shrugged, “I don’t know, I’m kinda enjoying just being with you,” he admitted, blushing a little when it came out of his mouth. He’d really enjoyed her company the previous day as well.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:59:43 AM
(nothing more romantic that the Simpsons)

"Your home almost burned down and then you had to live with all of your apartment-mates in one room. You deserve something fun," Kassie replied simply. She was about to help Alexis move food from the containers to the plates when she saw a photograph mounted on Alexis's fridge, what looked like a younger Alexis and a shaggy dog. "What's that?" she asked.

--

Autumn raised an eyebrow. "So, you just want my company...?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 04:05:50 AM
Alexis glanced at the picture, a nostalgic smile forming on her face. “Oh, that was my god when I was young. Her name was Coco.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 04:08:00 AM
"You had a dog?" Kassie asked, and though she tried to hide it, there was a mild distaste in her voice.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 04:12:59 AM
“Well, yeah,” she said simply. “Did you not?” She was surprised by Kassies reaction, though maybe she just had a fear of dogs? That was common.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 04:18:59 AM
"You're good company," Andrew replied, inching closer to her, "Maybe...I want something more than company," he said suggestively.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 04:21:49 AM
"No," Kassie said firmly. "Never really dogs that much honestly, and dogs don't really like me either. Though, worse than dogs is cats... we had one for a while and it really didn't like me. It passed away though, only a few weeks after we got it, so we didn't have it for long... but I really just... I'm sorry, I'm just not a pet person."

--

Autumn's lip twitched. She could tell what he meant, and though she had considered it a couple times after meeting him (he was fairly good looking, after all), she also did not want to get involved in his family mess. But then again... "What exactly do you have in mind?" she asked, wanting to make sure that they were, in fact, on the same page.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 04:25:15 AM
Her eyes widened slightly in surprise, but then in sympathy. “Oh, I’m sorry. I’ve just never really met someone who wasn’t a pet person. It’s really alright, they’re not for everyone.” She dishes some food up onto her plate. “Let’s just watch the movie, yeah? No talk of pets.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 04:27:05 AM
<**oh LAWD**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 04:33:26 AM
(to what lol)

"Sounds good," Kassie said. "Sorry if I got weird about that. It's really not that big of a deal."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 04:33:41 AM
Even drunk, Andrew was cautious about such things; everything that happened with Jen had made him weary of doing such things because he knew the consequences. However, he was too far gone this time and all he could think was how badly he wanted Autumn. Andrew's hand cautiously slid across her upper thigh as he leaned in close, whispering in her ear exactly what he had in mind.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 04:34:38 AM
<**to Andrew and Autumn getting it on. Knowing you guys this'll only end horribly**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 04:39:25 AM
Alexis shook her head, leading them out to the living room and her small couch. “It’s okay, really,” she told her. “I get it, we all have those things. I’m sure I’ve got something that would set me off the same way.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 04:41:16 AM
(maaaaybe...)

Autumn was surprised to hear what Andrew wanted, but hell, she was ready for it. She pushed him back up against the wall and kissed him hard. When she finally stopped, she asked, "are you sure?"

--

Kassie looked at her somewhat amused. "Any idea of what that could be? I mean I just realized I don't know what makes you tick."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 04:47:39 AM
Alexis thought about it for a moment, nodding. “Well I really can’t stand liars. It makes me so angry, which is making work really hard since that’s half of what we do. I’m also terrified of bugs, like any of them. Even butterflies.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 04:49:51 AM
Andrew was surprised and delighted by her sudden forwardness. Breathing hard, he looked at her with a big smile, "Oh I'm sure," he replied
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 04:55:33 AM
Kassie let out a little laugh. "So then why do you work in that field if it bugs you? And yes, I agree, bugs are disgusting. This might sound weird, but when you were a kid, did you ever have a magnifying glass and, like, burn ants?"

--

Autumn smiled and climbed onto him, setting her beer down on his night table. She kissed him, running her fingers through his blonde hair. The one good thing about having the apartments back is that they could now do this without having to worry about where.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 04:59:07 AM
“I want to work in humanitarian law eventually, I just can’t afford it. I’ve got to work for the heartless for a little while to afford to live here.” Her mind caught up with the last thing Kassie had said and she looked at her in shock. “I never did anything like that. Did you?” She was a little disgusted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 05:06:04 AM
"I hung out with my cousins a lot, and they were boys who were older than me, so yeah," Kassie said. "I mean I guess it's pretty gross. But they were, like obsessed. They would take turns pretending they were God. It's kind of weird."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 05:07:45 AM
a soft moan escaped from Andrew; it had been a long time since he'd been this intimate with anyone. As he returned her kisses his hands casually slipped under her shirt, sliding along her smooth skin.

(What kind of firm do they work at? I guess we should determine that?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 05:08:22 AM
Alexis pressed her lips together and started eating. It was true, boys did do that. So she nodded. “I never really hung out with boys as a kid. My older sister was always my influence.”

[i was thinking it would be like the heartless type of firm that defends criminals]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 05:11:16 AM
that works for me! :P
I can see Andrew wanting to be like a legal aid lawyer or something....whatever they call them in the states :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 05:12:48 AM
Autumn smiled and started working on his clothes, leaving a trail of kisses down his neck and onto his chest.

--

"Sorry," Kassie said, apologizing again. "I didn't mean to make you uncomfortable. I guess it is kinda messed up." She took some of the bread, dipping it in the caviar sauce. "You've got to try this, it's so good," she said. She dipped a piece and held it to Alexis's mouth, prepared to feed her if that's what the other girl wanted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 05:17:38 AM
She leaned in, a little timid but finding it romantic to have Kassie feed her. She let out a little moan at the taste, a deep blush growing on her cheeks. She leaned back and put her hand over her mouth. “That’s amazing.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 05:19:57 AM
He shuddered pleasurably then hastily lifted her shirt up and off, growing more and more eager. He could hardly restrain himself
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 05:25:50 AM
"I thought so!" Kassie said. "I'm glad you like it, though. Took ages before I liked anything fish."

--

Autumn could tell that Andrew was thoroughly enjoy himself, and she was too. She did notice that his touch was gentle though, which was something she'd never really experienced. With Grayson it was always a dominance thing, with Todd it had been rough and violent at times. With other men over the years it had been meaningless but usually quick and self-serving. Andrew seemed to genuinely want her to have a good time too, and she revelled in it. She tossed her shirt off to the side and began working on his pants.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 05:36:09 AM
“Oh I love fish.” Alexis grinned and pressed her leg up against Kassies. “It’s one of my favourites. I don’t eat a lot of meat.”

[wow a lesbian liking fishy taste...I can’t help myself lmao]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 05:41:02 AM
"Then I should take you fishing sometime," Kassie said. "It's always better fresh."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 05:41:25 AM
<**good god you guys :P**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 05:42:10 AM
(Prerequisites, dearie)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 05:42:59 AM
[im dying I’m so sorry]

“You fish?” She said. It didn’t strike her as something with a lot of money would grow up doing. Or maybe exactly the thing. “I’d like that.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 05:45:27 AM
(AGH stupid BACKSPACE! now I have to re type everything!!!!)

Andrew knew that had he not been drunk, he would not be doing what they were about to do. Since his disastrous relationship with Jen, he had only slept with one other person and that had been a drunken evening in his last semester of college that he hardly remembered. He was glad that he was drunk this time; he was enjoying every kiss and touch rather than overthinking the situation. Autumn was someone that he was very drawn to; sure she was undeniably beautiful but she also carried herself with a confidence that he found extremely attractive. He brushed his lips along her neck as she worked on his pants
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 05:48:24 AM
"It's a story and a half, but the quick versions is that my cousins and I would steal a small boat off the yacht when our parents were too busy to pay attention to us, and we'd go fishing. Of course, we got in a lot of trouble when we were eventually found out," Kassie explained. "But I'm sure if I asked, we'd be able to snag the small boat for at least an afternoon."

--

She shuddered slightly as his lips came across her neck, momentarily stopping her work to enjoy. When she resumed, it was with a new ferocity; she wanted to get this going right now.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 05:52:17 AM
Alexis swung her legs up to rest across Kassies lap, plate of food forgotten. “It sounds like you had a complicated childhood. I’d like to learn more about you,” she said softly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 05:54:37 AM
"I was a rich bitch who's parents thought I was crazy," Kassie said, smiling a teasing smile. "Not much to tell."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 05:58:12 AM
A smile was etched across his face as he kicked his pants off the rest of the way, pushing them off the bed. Andrew's hands wandered down her sides and to her bottom, which he made quick work of pulling off; he was getting just as eager as her.  His hands reached around to her bra, eyeing her hesitantly before unhooking it.



I gotta go soon....)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 06:02:49 AM
“Oh come on, I know there’s more to you than that,” she said with a gentle smile. “We’re you an only child?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 06:05:07 AM
She helped him get the rest of her clothes off before climbing on top of him.

(skippy soonz?)

--

"Yeah," Kassie said. "But it didn't really feel like it. I've mentioned my cousins a few times now, but we grew up on the same street. My dad and his brother are super close. So more often than not, we were all in one house. We had one nanny for the three of us."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 06:10:09 AM
(Sigh.....I leave you guys alone for five minutes......
Now let's see if I can get Cal to be more then just the Greek chorus.)

After a bit, Cal decided to check on the others. He'd heard Autumn leave her room, so he headed for the stairs. Maybe I should check on Grayson. Make sure he's doing alright.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 06:10:26 AM
Yes!)

Andrew looked up at her eagerly; what a way to celebrate. And......skippy skip
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 06:14:10 AM
<**lol why is everyone so concerned about Grayson? He's a temperamental baby that's all :P either way I gotta go to work soon, although it's not like I have anything to do rn but yeah :P**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 06:15:30 AM
(As I said earlier to Rai: prerequisites, dearie)

Autumn rolled off of Andrew and onto his bed, letting out a deep sigh of satisfaction as she landed. She glanced over at him. "Well, that was fun."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 06:16:29 AM
Alexis toyed with Kassies hair flippantly. “I never had the kind of relationship with my cousins. They all lived out in different cities. My sister was my idol but she never really wanted to be.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 06:19:47 AM
(What else is Cal going to do rn? Interrupt Autumn and Andrew? Or Alexis and Kassie?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 06:21:51 AM
(Maybe he can go find Grayson since both are kinda in plot points rn)

"Maybe she just wanted you to be your own person," Kassie said, gently running her fingers along Alexis's back. "I'd say you turned out pretty good."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 06:23:30 AM
(Exactly what he's doing.)

Cal knocked on Grayson's door. "Grayson? It's Cal."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 06:23:59 AM
Andrew looked over at her, a big smile on his face, “that was very very fun,” he said, a little breathlessly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 06:29:43 AM
It took a moment for Grayson to open the door (as he'd been without clothes and needed to find his robe). When he finally opened it he looked surprisingly well, clean and brushed hair and his lip was healing nicely. "What is it?" he asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 06:30:15 AM
"Maybe we can go for round two sometime," Autumn said, only half-joking. Andrew had proven to be a nice contrast to what she was used to; she definitely wouldn't mind it happening again sometime. She sat up in the bed, grabbing the beer that she had left on the nightstand and took a drink before reaching down onto the floor for her undergarments.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 06:39:02 AM
Andrew grinned, “I may have to take you up on that offer,” he replied. However, when he sobered up he might feel differently. He sat up, also grabbing his beer and finished it off; he didn’t bother to grab his clothes
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 06:45:48 AM
Autumn put on her undergarments and then finished her beer, leaving the bottle with the rest of the empties. She went back over to the bed and collected the rest of her clothes. "So, I have to go downstairs to the remnants of the cafe," she said, pulling on her pants. "Rob needs help with clean up. If you want to come down just to hang out, I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem. You don't have to help out or anything."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 06:51:31 AM
Alexis frowned but tried to focus on the extravagant feeling of the woman’s hand on her back. “She didn’t really deal well with the whole me liking girls thing,” she admitted. “Kinda hasn’t talked to me in a while.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 06:54:15 AM
Andrew shrugged, “sure, I could come down. Don’t know if I’d be of much use right now,” he joked. He grabbed clothes from the floor and pulled them on clumsily; he really had to lay off the beers. It was way too early in the day for him to be so drunk; maybe he’d switch to water
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 06:56:57 AM
"Just wanted to make sure you're doing ok. You've been kinda stand-offish since that fight with Andrew."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 07:00:43 AM
"Well that's silly," Kassie said. "Maybe we could invite her out for dinner or something. Is she seeing someone? We can make it a double date."

--

"Like I said, you don't have to help out," Autumn replied, pulling her shirt on, and then realized it was inside out, causing her to take it off again and flip it around before putting it back on. "But I know I wouldn't mind the company. And Rob's Rob, he's like, the definition of social."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 07:04:17 AM
She shook her head vehemently. “Oh no, we can’t do that,” she said quickly. “She would never go for that. Me and my girlfriend? No, she would never.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 07:07:28 AM
"You yourself said that the last time you spoke was a while ago," Kassie said. "So, what if things have changed since then? If not, then things stay as they are, but if it has changed? You get your sister back. Not much to lose here."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 07:13:11 AM
Andrew smile lad and got to his feet, a little unsteady. “Oh why not. I’d love to keep you company”

Okay now I really have to go )
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 07:23:24 AM
Alexis leaned in and gave her a tender kiss, feeling very vulnerable. “What if she says something bad to you?” She worried.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 07:28:28 AM
At that, Kassie laughed a little. "Trust me, I can handle it," she said. "I mentioned this earlier, but my parents literally thought I was crazy growing up. What is your sister going to do? Call me gay? Because that would technically be true."

--

"I'll meet you down there, then," she said. "May want to clean up." With that, Autumn headed out Andrew's door and down the stairs.

(Alright, see you later!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 07:30:52 AM
She smiled slightly and rested her hand on Kassies arm, tracing small circles in the skin. “You’re incredible, you know that?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 07:35:36 AM
"I try," Kassie teased. "How about we put this movie on?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 07:41:18 AM
“Yeah, Let’s do that.” Alexis turned on the tv and hit play, curling up comfortably beside her girlfriend. The idea that she actually had a girlfriend was just insane to her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 07:42:47 AM
(fempowa...sorry)

(skip a few hours?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 07:44:05 AM
[totally]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 08:10:41 AM
(or do we wait for the others?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 08:16:43 AM
Well, I'm kinda waiting on Rai...)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 10:22:05 AM
Grayson rolled his eyes. "I wasn't being standoffish, I was working and living my life. We haven't suddenly become a group of besties just because we were forced to live in the same room," he said flatly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 11:33:12 AM
I'm down to skip a few hours?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 11:41:57 AM
Andrew chuckled, looking down at his clothes; he had not changed out of his clothing from the previous day so he probably smelled terribly. He showered, brushed his teeth thoroughly and changed into something more presentable. Then he vomited in the toilet and had to brush his teeth all over again. Finally, he made his way down to the coffeeshop.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 12:04:01 PM
"You've been shouting everyone out, including Autumn, and I know you're closer to her then the rest of us." Cal frowned as he checked a text. "Feel free to come out whenever you're done with whatever it is you call this....pouting fit." He turned to walk away.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 12:37:27 PM
Now that pissed him off. "Trust me, I'm not pouting. I'm perfectly fine, and living my life, so sorry it doesn't always revolve around you kids," he snapped.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 12:41:48 PM
"Or maybe you're just so accustomed to things going your way. For your looks and charm to pave you a way thru everything, so you don't have to deal with all the messy shitfest that the REAL WORLD is." Cal shot back.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 12:49:07 PM
That lit a real fire under him. Grayson got right up into his face. "F*ck. You," he growled. "What is your problem? So I haven't been hanging around, so what? What has that got to do with the 'real world'?" He pulled away, glaring at Cal. "And I'll have you know, I know exactly how terrible the 'real world' is. You have no idea. But thanks for that assumption, really makes me miss hanging out with you guys."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 01:07:08 PM
"And so you took the easy way by being a glorified whore! Because that's what you do. You chose to do that instead of working thru the pressure and all the shit life throws at you, like the rest of us. You took the cowards road." Cal stopped himself with effort, and faced away, breathing hard. "I-I'm sorry....I shouldn't have said that." He said apologetically.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 01:25:40 PM
Grayson stared at him for a moment, absolutely shocked. When he finally spoke, his voice was unbelievably cold. "So that's it, huh? I'm a whore and a coward who has an easy life? Why don't you do me a favour, Cal, and don't ever talk to me again." With that he retreated back into his apartment, slamming the door.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 01:28:32 PM
Cal stared at the door for a long moment, then turned and walked down to the cafe. Paul had asked if anyone could help clean up.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 01:33:00 PM
(Ffw like 2 hours?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 01:36:10 PM
yes
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 01:39:34 PM
[please]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 01:40:11 PM
It had been a couple hours of work now. Rob had ended up sending a text out to everyone on his phone more or less asking for volunteers to come and help out, though there hadn't been much turnout. Autumn was wiping down one of the walls again, and couldn't help but think about how just feet from her, Kevin was murdered. She wondered how the family was coping, now that the one son was dead and the other in custody. It couldn't be easy.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 01:45:26 PM
Cal scrubbed at the floor aggressively, avoiding the others. How could I have been so stupid? So insensitive? He asked himself miserably.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 01:47:54 PM
Andrew was there alongside Autumn and Rob helping with the effort, though he was probably not doing a very good job in his state. While Autumn wiped down the walls, he mopped up the floor; he was humming some song from the radio, horribly off key as he worked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 01:55:32 PM
Alexis was having a great time, and as the movie finished up, she checked her phone. A bunch of unread texts about coming down to help clean up the coffee shop. “God,” She grumbled with a sigh. “I have to help clean up the cafe. Care to join?” She asked Kassie.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 01:59:45 PM
Autumn finished wiping down the wall for the third time, but it didn't look better.

"I think this is gonna have to be painted," she said. "There is literally nothing more I can get off of this."

--

"Sure," Kassie said. "It means I get to know your friends better. I assume they're all down there?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 02:08:25 PM
Grayson had never been one for manual labour (unsurprisingly, considering his reaction to community service), but he figured he could help out in other ways: by raising everyone else's spirit. He entered the building, shades on, four pizzas in his arms. "No need to thank me," he declared. "I'm just reminding some of you that I am, in fact, an amazing person."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 02:11:19 PM
Rob saw Grayson enter with the pizzas and grinned at him. "That's perfect! Great team spirit. You can just set them over there," he said, gesturing to one of the clean tables. "Everyone, take a break! You all deserve it!"

Autumn put down the cloth she was working with walked over to Grayson. "You didn't have to do that," she said.

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 02:14:52 PM
“That’s my guess. We’re a bit late to the party.” Alexis smiled and stood, slipping on a pair of shoes. They made their way downstairs just in time for the work to be breaking and a large mound of pizzas. “Hey guys,” Alexis said a little sheepishly. “Work all done?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 02:16:35 PM
Cal glanced over at Grayson, then continued scrubbing. Better if he stayed away from all of them.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 02:17:42 PM
"Not even close," said Rob. "Grayson was just kind enough to bring us pizza, so we're taking a break while it's still warm and fresh."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 02:18:52 PM
“Sorry it took me so long to get here,” Alexis apologized, sitting down but not taking a slice. She hadn’t done any work and it didn’t feel right. “I didn’t see your texts until just now.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 02:19:06 PM
Andrew looked up when Grayson entered, a scowl creeping on his face. He kept his mouth shut and eyes averted as he continued to mop, no longer humming. He didn't want his stupid pizza, even if he was starving; the only thing he'd consumed was half a bagel and beer.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 02:19:48 PM
"I didn't have to, but I still did," Grayson replied. "Especially considering I have no intentions of scrubbing floors."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 02:24:07 PM
"Fair enough," Autumn replied. "How are you now that stuff is going back to normal?"

--

"No worries," Rob replied. "You guys still came down to help of your own good will, and I appreciate it." He then eyed Andrew who was sitting down and staring at the pizzas. He grabbed a small slice and sat down next to Andrew, sliding the plate in front the other man. "Eat," he said. "You look sick and I can smell the alcohol on you."

--

Kassie looked around. There were Alexis's friends and then a few people she didn't know, though they didn't seem to know one another either. Probably Rob's associates. "Are you hungry?" she asked Alexis. They had just eaten not too long ago.

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 02:25:34 PM
“Not really,” Alexis admitted, eyeing up the sorry shape Andrew was in. “You’ve met everyone, right?” She asked. She wanted Kassie to feel at home here.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 02:28:17 PM
Cal shifted to another spot, and continued scrubbing. He had something to finish, and Grayson wouldn't want him sitting at the same table. The tension would probably spoil things for everyone else anyway.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 02:28:31 PM
Andrew was an extremely stubborn individual but the pizza was too tempting; he sighed dramatically and grabbed the slice from Rob, "Thanks," he grumbled before taking a bite. He grimaced as it reached his stomach, feeling like he'd be ill again.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 02:31:54 PM
"I think so?" Kassie said, looking around. She remembered Andrew, Autumn, Grayson and Cal, and she knew Rob too, though she had only met him briefly. "I mean, I don't know the older people but I'm kinda thinking they're Rob's friends."

--

Rob eyed Andrew. "I have some anti-nausea pills if you want them," he said. "You really should carry them with you at all times. Very handy for random bits of drunkenness. Can't tell you how many times sober me saved drunk me that way."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 02:40:06 PM
"I'm fine, it's everyone else who is crazy," Grayson muttered, rolling his eyes (which wasn't visible with the sunglasses so it really had no affect).
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 02:41:33 PM
"Still that bad, huh?" she said, looking out at the people in the room, seeing that Andrew was being taken care of by Rob and Cal still away on the floor, avoiding the rest of them. "Cal mentioned something when he first got down here. The heck was that about?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 02:42:34 PM
Alexis nodded. “Yeah I don’t rwally know them either. Everyone is looking kinda off.” That time spent together in one room had done none of them any good. Alexis was just grateful to have her personal space back. “Andrew you look like shit,” she told him
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 02:45:11 PM
"That would be real awesome right now," Andrew admitted, "Or I am going to puke on this floor and have to mop all over again," he joked. Andrew looked up at Alexis, "that's what day drinking does to a person," he said with a shrug, then a big smile came to his face, "I have good news though!!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 02:47:00 PM
Cal focused on his work, ignoring what the others were saying. Grayson would probably tell all about what he had said, and there would go any regard the others had for him. Maybe he should look into finding a new appartment.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 02:49:27 PM
"He said I was, what was it again?" Grayson said, tapping his chin. "A cowardly whore who has no idea how sh*tty the real world is?" He laughed bitterly. "So yeah, everybody thinks I'm the antagonist in their story, clearly."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 02:51:38 PM
Rob pulled out a small bottle of tablets out of his pocket, took two out and handed them to Andrew. "There you go," he said. "Should kick in soon."

--

Kassie followed Alexis over to Andrew. He did really look bad. "What's the news?" she asked.

--

"Well that's..." Autumn didn't even really know what to say. "...shitty. I'm sure you don't need me telling you that you make a decent amount from your job and there's more to it than sex." She paused. "I think everyone's just got their panties in bunches because of everything that's happened. I'm not saying they're right, but, I think everyone's just a little crazy right now."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 02:56:11 PM
"Hey Rob, this floor's done, what next?" Cal asked
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 02:57:37 PM
Rob looked over at Cal and then around the room. "Well, those chairs over there," Rob said, pointing to the burnt ones. "Those have to all go out to the curb. But careful... I'd say do it over two or three trips. Don't want you getting hurt."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 02:59:48 PM
Grayson just shrugged. "Crazy is right," he muttered. "At least we got our apartments back before anyone tried to kill each other."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:01:55 PM
A ghost of a smile came on her face. She could think of other reasons why she was happy to have her apartment back. "Yeah," she said. "Hopefully things will start to get back to normal with the lot of us too. I don't want this kind of tension to show up if we ever have another mixer down here."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 03:04:33 PM
Cal nodded, then went to work, moving them. Better to stay away, and let them hate him. Then they could just get on with the rest of their lives and hopefully be happy.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 03:04:47 PM
Andrew took the tables gratefully, hoping they would kick in quickly. He turned his attention back to Alexis and her girlfriend, "Donny called me today. He gave me the job! I start tomorrow," Andrew told them excitedly
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:05:52 PM
"Wait, like, your boss, Donny?" Kassie asked, turning to Alexis. "You two are gonna be working together?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 03:08:47 PM
Alexis' face lit up with excitement for Andrew. "That's amazing!" She smiled at Kassie. "Yeah, he's technically going to be my boss. I'll finally have one of the lawyers looking out for me."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:09:58 PM
"Oh shit, that's great!" Kassie said, giving a playful nudge to Andrew. "Moving up in the world!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 03:10:47 PM
Andrew beamed, "I can't believe he changed his mind! He must be desperate," Andrew joked, "When he called, I was pretty drunk. I hope he didn't notice"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 03:10:53 PM
"What was with that look?" Grayson asked, noticing her smile. "As for tension, I don't know, Andrew tried to mess up my face and that is my money maker, so I'm still pretty pissed about that."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 03:11:40 PM
"Well if he still gave you the job I doubt he noticed. Or at least cared." She clapped him on the arm, grinning from ear to ear. "We're going to be work buddies!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:14:15 PM
Autumn toyed with her necklace, running the pendant across her lips. "I may, uh, have slept with Andrew like two hours ago?"

--

"When's your first day?" Kassie asked. "Wow, I'm so happy for you both!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 03:16:17 PM
Cal came back in in time to hear about Andrew's job. "Congratulations man." He smiled, but it didn't fully reach his eyes.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 03:16:30 PM
Andrew nodded happily, "I know, it's amazing! Things are finally looking up," Andrew said. "I start Tomorrow morning and it will probably be awful with the hangover I'll probably have though..."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 03:18:43 PM
Grayson wrinkled his nose. "You... seriously?" He asked, although he already knew the answer. "I mean I know it's none of my business, but... ew."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 03:21:47 PM
Cal finished moving the chairs, then went up to his apartment, intending to do a bit of homework.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:22:46 PM
Autumn rolled her eyes. "I was curious, and you and I never got 'round to finishing things off so I still had needs," she said bluntly. "But I mean he's super drunk, I doubt he'll even remember."

--

"You better drink a lot of water," Rob said, clapping Andrew on the back. "You'll need it." He got up and went to help Cal with the chair moving, feeling bad for the boy doing it on his own.

--

"Rob's right," Kassie said. "Water is super important. That and eating stuff, so the alcohol can absorb out. You want to be nice and crisp on your first day."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 03:23:23 PM
Alexis shook her head. "I can help you find a good hangover remedy. I've had my fair share of bad hangovers."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:24:27 PM
"Oh, do tell," Kassie said. "I want to hear all about your crazy days."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 03:28:46 PM
Andrew rolled his eyes, "yeah yeah, I'll drink lots of water," he said, then took another bite of his pizza.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 03:32:16 PM
"Excuse me," Grayson replied, a little surprised by her brashness. "It's not my fault we got arrested," he huffed. "So, he... uh... any good?" Why did he even care? Probably because they were rivals, that was it. Clearly rivals.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:35:54 PM
"I didn't say it was your fault," Autumn said, exasperated. "And, well. He's different," she said. She couldn't tell if it was just hot in the room or if she was blushing. But why did she even care? She didn't. "He's gentle," she mused, "I've never really had that before. Not that you're rough," she added. "But with us it's heavy and heated and intense, kinda a fight for dominance. With him it was just... I don't know, he would do something and I would respond and vice versa and it just soft. Don't know how else to explain it."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 03:37:02 PM
Alexis grinned. "My crazy days aren't completely over. I just haven't had a lot of time to go out as much these days, with the way work has been." She thought back to some of her craziest nights. "One time my friends and I got drunk at the beach and we ended up on some random dude's boat partying with him."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:38:35 PM
"Oh so that was you on my boat," Kassie teased. "Joking, joking. But that sounds sick. What about you, Andrew? Any wild nights?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 03:39:30 PM
Cal sat, trying to study, but couldn't keep focused. He'd fucked up bad.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 03:43:08 PM
Andrew couldn't help but glance over at Autumn; he'd certainly had a wild afternoon. "Not really, I wasn't much of a drinker...I guess until recently," he muttered. "I was a nerd I guess you could say"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 03:47:46 PM
"Which is why you ended up a lawyer," Alexis reminded him. "Did you ever get up to anything crazy, Kassie?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:50:56 PM
A grin crept up onto Kassie's face. "Loads of stuff," she said. "I think one of the wildest was this time where my family was having a super formal event when I was, I want to say sixteen, and me, my two cousins - the ones I was close with - and a girl from another family all got naked and faked an orgy in the entranceway. Freaked so many people out."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 03:54:38 PM
"So it was lame, got it," Grayson said, only slightly teasing. He pulled his phone out of his pocket. "Well anyway, it's been fun catching up with you kids, but I've gotta run," he said, shoving his phone into his pocket as he went to leave.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 03:55:29 PM
Autumn shook her head, watching him go. "See you later," she called after him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 03:57:09 PM
Cal wanted to go back and spend time with the others, but he couldn't. Not with what he'd said to Grayson. "I made my bed, now I'm gonna have to lay in it." He told himself.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 03:58:45 PM
Andrew raised an eyebrow, "I'm sure your parents were simply thrilled," he said, only slightly paying attention; his eyes drifted back to Autumn, seeing that Grayson was finally leaving.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 04:02:10 PM
She could tell his attention wasn’t really on them, so Alexis playfully pinched Kassies leg. “You really We’re a wild child.” It was definitely a turn on, hearing all the crazy things Kassie had done in her life.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 04:05:36 PM
"I mean, they pretty much had me locked up for a month after that," Kassie said. "It was so worth it though." She reached down and took Alexis's hand, giving it a squeeze.

--

Autumn looked back around the room and saw Andrew looking at her. She headed over to them. "What's up over here?" she asked, mostly to Andrew as the girls seemed lost in each other.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 15, 2018, 04:07:10 PM
Alexis reaches up with her free hand and brushed a piece of hair delicately out of Kassies face. “I’ll bet. I wasn’t a very wild kid, it all came out in my college years.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 04:08:51 PM
(Cal's hoping to spend his time alone, so I'll not post at least until the next time skip.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 04:11:13 PM
"Just sharing tales of our wildest nights," Andrew replied, "Kassie over here seems to have many," he added the nibbled at his pizza again, which was cold. Thankfully, it seemed that whatever Rob gave him was helping with the nausea.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 04:19:39 PM
Kassie grinned at Alexis. "We'll have to find a way to bring that wild side back out," she said.

--

Autumn smiled at Kassie and Alexis. They were cute; they seemed to make a good pairing. She turned her attention to Andrew. "How are you feeling?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 04:23:51 PM
"Honestly, pretty terrible," Andrew replied, shaking his head; he was pretty disappointed in himself. "Remind me never to day drink again"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 04:27:14 PM
"I will make no such promise," Autumn said. "If I did, it would be a lie."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 04:31:41 PM
Andrew laughed, "I guess I can't complain," he said, leaning in to her, "We have quite a bit of fun earlier," he whispered
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 04:33:21 PM
"That we did," Autumn mused. "I'm curious what your sober self will have to say, though."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 04:38:08 PM
"My sober self will probably not be too pleased, if I remember anything that happened today that is" Andrew admitted. "My sober self is too cautious about these things"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 04:40:58 PM
"Well, if we do actually want round two, then he'll have to get on board," she teased.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 04:44:54 PM
"Well, let's hope he can be convinced," Andrew said, "Because I would very much enjoy round two..." he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 04:46:58 PM
Autumn gave him a crooked smile, "if you can say that to be sober, then I'm complete in."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 04:50:36 PM
Andrew laughed, "We'll see what happens then," Andrew said; he wasn't too confident that he would be on board when he was sober, "I....can see how people become alcoholics," he mused
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 04:52:30 PM
After a while, Cal went down and knocked on Grayson's door.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 04:54:28 PM
<**um wow has Grayson been replaced? Rude**>

The door swung open. "Oh, look who it is darkening my doorway," Grayson said. "What the hell do you want?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 04:55:06 PM
"You haven't been drunk for that long," Autumn said. "After day four it gets a little... well, just don't do it." She shuddered at the memory.

(shes going for what's convenient :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 04:58:55 PM
Andrew grinned, "Ah, I see you have experience," he noted, "Well, I'll heed your advice. Besides, I'm a working man now; I guess I have to deny myself such pleasures."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 05:00:54 PM
"I came to apologize." Cal told him, looking down. "I said some very mean and hurtful things to you. It was wrong of me. I'm sorry." He stepped back. "That's all. I'll let you get back to whatever you were doing now." Cal,turned and started to walk away.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 05:08:55 PM
Autumn snorted. "Four days plus of being drunk is certainly not a pleasure, let me tell you, unless you enjoy hospital stays and charcoal."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 15, 2018, 05:16:32 PM
"Yeah, it was wrong of you. Maybe next time don't make assumptions about someone you don't know. Especially out loud," Grayson told him, crossing his arms. "But I accept your apology."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 05:18:05 PM
Andrew winced, "That sounds dreadful Autumn!" he said, "May I ask what got you to that point?" he dared to ask
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 15, 2018, 05:22:09 PM
Cal nodded, and left, walking with his shoulders slumped and head hanging. He slowly decended, and entered the cafe. "Hey Rob, would you happen to have any of that...whatever it is you serve at mixers? I think I need some."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 05:26:03 PM
Autumn grimaced. “Ex boyfriend,” she said. “He... well, we were going through a rough patch and he did a good job at keeping me drunk. Very drunk. He probably would’ve let me die from the alcohol poisoning, to be honest,” she said the last bit quietly so as not to draw attention, tapping her fingers ever so slightly on the table. “His buddy happened to come by and find me though so I dodged that bullet.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 05:31:11 PM
Andrew felt a bit of anger, hearing how horrible her x had been to her, "That's awful, he sounds like a loser," Andrew said, "Was that when you left him?" he asked
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 05:36:14 PM
“Stupidly enough, no,” she replied. “No, it took two more rounds of that, him stabbing me, and then going to jail,” she said, her hand unconsciously going to her waist where a small scar still remained. “Don’t known if you noticed the mark or not, but now you know where it’s from. It’s not something I really tell people about. You’re one of the few. I mean I won’t lie about it if I’m asked, but I don’t go around bragging about it.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 05:50:57 PM
WHAT! Ughhhhhh what an awful human being!)

Andrew stared  at autumn, clearly shocked; he had absolutely no idea she had gone through that. “That’s...a lot to process,” Andrew said, instinctively drawing her into a hug. “I’m glad you’re finally rid of him,” Andrew said. Hearing her story made him feel a little apprehensive for working at law firm that primarily represented people just like her x boyfriend.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 05:53:57 PM
(As I Saïd, he’s major bad)

Autumn pulled back from the hug, not wanting to draw attention. “It is what it is,” she said. “But I’m stronger for it. And now I’m in control of my life.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 06:04:36 PM
Andrew blushed and muttered an apology; he hated not having full control of his actions. “Guess we all have our share of awful relationships....oh for f**ks sake,” he said suddenly, realizing something he hadn’t thought through earlier, “I have court on Wednesday. How am I supposed to weasel my way out of a job I’m just starting!?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 15, 2018, 06:06:11 PM
“You tell them you have a prior appointment. That should be fine I would think,” she said.

(Ok I’ve been up for like 20 hours now so I’m going to bed cuz I’m exhausted. Night!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 15, 2018, 06:12:14 PM
I think bed sounds pretty good right now. I’m beat)
Should we ff a bit soon?)

Andrew felt like he was going to be sick; robs tablets could only help so much. “I really hope they don’t ask what the appointment is” he grumbled, “god, I can’t believe she’s even trying to do this. She knows I’m not dangerous or anything; it’s ridiculous” he complained
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 03:33:28 AM
(Ff if everyone wants? Not sure to when, but one of you guys can start it off)

“Well, at least she can’t peg you as violent and unemployed,” Autumn said. “So that’s a leg up. Sorta.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 03:39:11 AM
Andrew snorted, “and I have a real place to live again, so there’s that,” he said, “and it seems the media has forgotten all about my stupid act of heroism,” Andrew added. Maybe it would go his way; the only thing He’d done wrong was get in a bar fight.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 03:47:22 AM
Cal came over and sat at a table nearby. "Hey." He acknowledged them, before staring at the table.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 04:46:23 AM
what do you all think we should skip to?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 05:24:26 AM
<**doesn't really matter to me. I've got nothing going on with Grayson atm (my plans for him are going to take a little while to happen)**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 05:44:32 AM
No plans for Andrew either so not sure how far to skip :p
These two really need to make up :p)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 05:48:14 AM
<**maybe we should come up with a reason for them to do that? Some way for them to actually get along with each other :p**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 06:01:09 AM
We really should, I just don't know what would help them at this point :P
that was pretty bad....gonna take a lot to fix this)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 06:20:59 AM
(I was kinda hoping for drama in the hospital room upcoming but if you guys have another idea then that can work too)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 06:37:12 AM
oooh no, that's a good point. they shouldn't make up until after that! :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 07:16:45 AM
<**HOSPITAL DRAMA HOSPITAL DRAMA GO GO GO**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 07:18:46 AM
OMR PAGE 100!!!!!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 07:19:30 AM
(I guess I'm good to skip to whenever.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 07:24:08 AM
I think we need a little bit of build up before we get there though :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 07:36:42 AM
(I agree but I’m occupied rn so give me a couple hours and ill be home)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 07:41:09 AM
sounds good
I've gotta go Christmas shopping eventually today :P
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 08:34:47 AM
(Okay, so, I'm back now. Here's what I'm thinking: it's been a few weeks since they moved back, like maybe 4 weeks, so a month. Everyone just do a post about what they've been up to so that we can fill in the gaps? I'm kinda thinking that after all the fire stuff got settled nothing too crazy went down? But it also gives room for individual plots, like if you want to set something up for your character, since it's been several weeks)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 09:16:42 AM
<**that sounds good to me. I doubt Grayson was up to anything unusual but I'll think of something... Also, I'm definitely gonna have to find a way to introduce a new character for my plans but I haven't thought of that yet :p**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 09:19:22 AM
(Maybe something could've happened in the last month that would help to introduce them?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 11:00:43 AM
<**okay I'm gonna get this show on the road then**>

It had been a month since they had all gotten their apartments (and their privacy) back. Grayson hadn't seen much of the others, wanting to focus on his work and his painting, as well as cleaning up his apartment. He had a very special guest set to arrive that day, and he wanted everything to be perfect.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 11:13:43 AM
(sounds good. I'm gonna do a minor godmod in my post, hopefully Stina doesn't mind, cuz I think it makes sense? Also weo book length post)

The last month had gone by quickly for Autumn, what with the repairs on the coffee shop. For the most part, she and Rob and a few of his friends had done everything themselves, though with the occasional help from the other building tenants. Because of the awkwardness among them (she and Andrew on strange terms after sleeping with one another and bounced between pretending like it didn't happening but also acknowledging it, she and Grayson had barely seen one another since he was busy, Andrew and Grayson still couldn't be in the same room, Cal had somehow managed to join the mess with Grayson, and Alexis was busy with her new girlfriend) they hadn't really spent time with one another. In other words, things were more or less going back to normal.

That was, until she got sick. In the beginning, she had thought it was just food poisoning or a stomach bug; given her eating habits, either was a possibility. When it persisted, she thought maybe it was just a weird form of hangover, and so she had stopped drinking for a few days. Once she realized that neither of those two things were the cause of the illness, she wracked her brain and finally broke down and bought a pregnancy test.

She had stared at the test for a good five minutes that morning, trying to get her head around the plus sign that had stared back at her. She wasn't ready to be a mother, not by any stretch of the imagination. She wasn't even sure she wanted to be a mother. To make things more complicated, she wasn't even sure who the father was. She tried to figure out how it was even possible - she had been safe every time - but she supposed that this was one of those 1% cases.

Autumn had continued to go about her day as normal as was possible, not having told anyone about the pregnancy, and not planning on telling anyone either. She wasn't ready to deal with it or process it, and so she didn't want other people knowing about it yet, since they would only want to do exactly what she was avoiding: talking about it and processing it.

Now, she was down in the cafe once more, helping Rob do some final touch ups in the cafe, since it was due to open its doors once more again next week.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 11:22:49 AM
<**Ooh I figured that this was what you were up to with her and Andrew :P**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 11:23:37 AM
(I mean hey, our plan was good, but add in this and it's another level of issues)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 11:26:19 AM
<**this is gonna get real messy**>

Grayson left his apartment, needing to pick up a few things for his guest. As he was leaving he spotted Rob in cafe, and decided he may as well inform him that there would be a guest staying in his apartment. "Rob," he called as he approached. "I'm gonna be having someone staying with me for a while. Shouldn't be longer than a week, just thought I'd give you a heads up."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 11:28:37 AM
"Not a problem," Rob replied. "You live here, your prerogative to have people over. It only becomes a problem if they're illegally living here."

Autumn head Grayson come in but kept her back turned to him, organizing and inventorying the cutlery. She couldn't face him right now. She couldn't really face either of them.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 16, 2018, 11:30:04 AM
[im out for a girls night so I’ll post later tonight!]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 11:30:20 AM
(sounds good, have fun!!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 11:36:58 AM
As he thought would be the case, sober Andrew did not approve of sleeping with Autumn; he could not recall much from that experience but he was extremely uncomfortable about the whole thing and he certainly wouldn't be agreeing to any round two unless he got unbelievably drunk again. Ever since that day he was not necessarily avoiding Autumn but he certainly wasn't acknowledging what happened because he was just too embarrassed.

Andrew had been at the firm for a month now and he was enjoying it immensely, finally getting to do what he loved. Sure, the clientel was less than pleasant but occasionally he got to help someone out who really deserved and needed it. Andrew had certainly prooved himself to Donny in just the month that he'd been there so far, and he continued to impress.

Things with Jen were more or less resolved; She had not won her petition to take away his parenting time or to get a protection order against him but he had lost his overnights for an interim period, until he was in a stable enough position for them to resume; he had agreed to it, knowing he had been on the brink of a mental breakdown and just needed time to figure his life out. He was just happy to get some time with Anna and he made the most of his days with her.

Andrew happened to have Anna for the day so when he came into the coffee shop she was riding atop his shoulders, both of them wearing big smiles.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 11:40:31 AM
Autumn heard a child's voice, and at first thought she was hallucinating. After all, she did have children on the mind. But when the voice continued, she turned, confused. The shop wasn't opening for another week. When she saw who it was, she nearly ran out of the room. Andrew was there, with his daughter. And across the room was Grayson. She was screwed.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 11:47:23 AM
Andrew was beaming proudly as he walked in, "Hey, thought we'd just pop in to say hi before we head to the park," Andrew said, making his way over to Autumn and Rob; he was deliberately ignoring that Grayson was there. After a month, he still couldn't even look at the guy.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 11:48:21 AM
Autumn forced a smile. "This must be your daughter!" she said, eyeing the little girl.

"Wait, you have a kid?" Rob asked. "Right! I completely forgot you mentioned that."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 11:53:10 AM
Too excited about introducing them all to Anna, Andrew was completely oblivious to Autumn's odd behaviour. "This is Anna," Andrew said as he lifted her from his shoulders and placed her on the ground, "My beautiful daughter," he said. She giggled and held onto his leg, looking at the strangers shyly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 11:58:29 AM
Seeing Andrew and his kid annoyed Grayson. Not that he had a problem with the little girl, more so her dad. He still had a scar on his lip from that night over a month ago. "Guess that's my cue to leave," he muttered, saying bye to Rob before heading to the door.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 11:59:25 AM
(so she'd be... 4? ish?)

"Well, hello, Anna," Autumn said, opening one of the drawers and grabbing one of the lollipops the cafe kept on reserve for when children came in with their parents. She knelt down and held out the candy to the little girl. "Nice to meet you."

--

Rob waved to Grayson as he headed out and then turned his attention back to Andrew. "How old is she?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 12:09:22 PM
lol these two boys are so stubborn :P)


Anna's face lit up and she cautiously let go of Andrew to take the candy, "Thank you," she said politely before clinging to Andrew's leg once again. He chuckled and ruffled her blonde hair, "She's almost 6," Andrew replied.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 12:12:32 PM
Rob laughed. "Six, that's a good age," he said.

Autumn smiled and stood back up, not wanting to get in the girl's face and intimidate her. She looked at Andrew. "How long have you got her for today?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 12:22:07 PM
"I have her til 5," Andrew said, sounding just a little frustrated; Jen had been late dropping Anna off so his time was already less than it should have been. "We were just going to spend the rest of the day at the park and maybe get some ice cream," Andrew said.

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 12:22:20 PM
<**yeah cause men usually are :P Impossible creatures I tell ya**>

Grayson had been just about to head for his car when a whistle behind him got his attention. He whirled around, eyes widened as he saw a familiar woman with a blonde pixie cut approaching him. "Jenny," he said happily, running over to her. "I was just on my way to pick you up, what..."

She shushed him with a pat on the shoulder. "You told me your address earlier so I took a cab down here! I wanted to surprise you."

"I was just about to leave, ya numbskull," Grayson retorted. He then hugged her. "It's so good to see you again."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 12:29:40 PM
(lol so we have a Jen and  Jenny this should be fun. now... how do I proceed with screwing things up... or do you guys want to stall that a bit?)

"There's a great little ice cream truck that parks around here," Autumn said. "It's not white like the rest, it's grey. I think it's a startup, but they have some fun toppings." Thinking about the ice cream made her want to puke though, which was unfortunate, because she loved ice cream.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 12:33:34 PM
<**I totally forgot about Jen lol :P and I think she just needs to come out and pull the both of them aside cause they're both technically responsible **>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 12:35:25 PM
(I'm thinking that she doesn't tell either of them, but then she starts bleeding and since she's with Andrew, he can notice... that would get them to the hospital... and then since Grayson is her emergency contact, he can be called and then once they're in the hospital cue the drama? But also let me know if that doesn't fit with your plans)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 12:39:03 PM
<**no that totally works for me**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 12:45:41 PM
(alrighty then! I'll just wait for Stina then)

Autumn smiled at the girl and leaned back on the counter where the cash register sat. She was beginning to get the stomach ache back again, and it was setting on quickly. She would probably excuse herself to lie down again. The last thing she wanted to do was throw up in public. The stomach aches had come in waves, and it was the first sign she had of being pregnant. This one was somewhat worse than the others though.

"Well, you guys have a good time," she said. "I think I'm going to go take a nap. Not feeling so hot."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 12:49:47 PM
sounds good!)

Andrew frowned a little, "Oh, alright. Well, I hope you feel better Autumn," Andrew said, feeling worried for her. He picked Anna up again, putting her on his shoulders; she wrapped her little arms around him, eyeing the nice lady with the candy.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 12:52:29 PM
Autumn looked at the two of them and smiled, and then waved, heading towards the exit. She had just reached the door when the pain intensified tenfold and she had to stop, taking in a large breath. Something was wrong.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 01:04:42 PM
"Daddy!" Anna said, pointing at the lady at the exit. Andrew turned his gaze towards Autumn his concerned frown deepened, "Autumn..." she said cautiously, "Are you okay?" he asked
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 01:05:51 PM
"I'm fine," she said, but it didn't come out sounding fine. It was obvious that she was hurting. She pushed on the door, and when she moved her body forward a bit, it felt heavy and sluggish, and she felt wet.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 01:06:24 PM
Cal had spent the month getting more comfortable with being around the others again, and studying for a test with one of his minors. He came down to the shop, in time to meet a clearly in pain Autumn. "What's wrong?" He extended a hand to support her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 01:17:07 PM
It was clear to him that she was not fine; he carefully put Anna down, "Stay right here Anna, I'm just going to help her okay?" he said gently. Andrew then rushed over to Autumn, "You're in pain. you're clearly not fine," Andrew said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 01:25:31 PM
"I think I just need a bathroom," Autumn said. Every movement she made she felt worse and worse. Maybe she should just go to the hospital. Maybe she should tell Andrew everything. She looked at Andrew and then back to Anna. She didn't want to ruin his day. "I just need a bathroom, and then I need to lie down."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 01:32:04 PM
"I'll help you upstairs." Cal said gently. He looked at Andrew. "Go. Have fun with your little girl."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 01:35:38 PM
Another wave of pain hit her, this time bringing tears to her eyes. It was like being stabbed again, but this time from the inside out, and for the first time, she considered that maybe she was losing the baby. In which case... She looked back at Andrew desperately. She wanted to tell him, but how could she, in front of his kid? Plus, why make him hurt? It may not even be his child. But on the off chance that it was...

"Andrew," she said, the pain making it too difficult to think. She was going to be selfish now; it hurt too much to contemplate everything, and she wanted someone who understood at least some of what was happening to her. "Andrew, come here, please." She didn't want to yell it across the room.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 01:39:40 PM
Andrew looked at Cal and shook his head, something was keeping him there though he wanted to enjoy the little time he had with Anna. Andrew was extremely worried by that point, "Autumn, what's going on?" he asked, already there by her side



(plans my friend; andrew is not going anywhere)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 01:41:31 PM
"I'm sorry," she said, and that's when the emotions hit her. "I'm sorry," she said again, starting to cry, and finding it was all she could get out. "I'm sorry... I'm pregnant."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 01:43:58 PM
Grayson had taken Jenny back upstairs to his apartment, where the two had commenced with chatty gossip and catching up over fruity cocktails. "Did you hear about your dad?" she asked him at one point.

"Haven't even heard from him at all in six months," Grayson muttered. "What about him?"

Jenny took a sip of her drink. "I heard someone's been sending him some really weird text messages. He's been trying to block the number but they keep on coming."

"Weird? How so?"

She shrugged. "Dunno, that's all I've heard so far."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 01:44:30 PM
(ouuuu Rai what's goin down sounds fun)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 01:46:27 PM
<**gonns have to wait ;)**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 01:49:09 PM
Andrew froze, staring at Autumn in shock; those words were not new to him. He still clearly remembered when Jen told him that she was pregnant, and the panic that came along with that bombshell. Andrew swallowed hard, trying to recall if they had used protection that day; his recollection of that entire day was pretty spotty so there was no way for him to know. Andrew breathed out, "Come on, I'm taking you to the hospital," he finally said, sounding surprisingly calm yet comforting.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 01:51:00 PM
Cal froze for a moment. Shit. That means... He looked Between Autumn and Andrew. They slept together. "I'll call a taxi."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 01:51:57 PM
"No," Autumn said, though she did want him to come. "You've got Anna here. This is probably freaking her out." She gripped the door as another wave of pain came over her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 01:58:43 PM
Andrew looked behind him, seeing Anna there looking worried but otherwise alright, "She's tougher than you'd think," Andrew said, "I'm taking you to the hospital and I won't take no for an answer; we'll take my car," he said firmly, putting an arm around Autumn to support her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 02:03:08 PM
Cal stepped up to Autumn's other side. "Is there anything you want me to grab and bring to the hospital?" He asked her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 02:07:57 PM
Autumn leaned on him, feeling guilty about it all. She wasn't even sure it was his baby, and now she was taking time away from his daughter. She walked with him to his car, holding tightly to his arm. She was glad that the hospital was close by; with everything happening and the pain becoming unbearable, she would be glad to get some sort of aid.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 02:17:35 PM
Andrew helped her out to the car, Anna keeping close to him; she seemed okay about the turn in events, but maybe she didn't understand what was going on. After helping Autumn into his car and getting Anna set up in the back, he drove to the hospital. On the outside he was calm, inside he was in panic mode; was this his child? What if it was Grayson's? He gripped the steering wheel tightly as that thought crossed his mind.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 02:22:33 PM
Autumn focused on her breathing. They got to the hospital quickly, and she got out of the car. It was only when she turned to close the door that she saw that the seat she had been in had a blood stain. She started to hyperventilate and cry, holding onto the door to stay standing.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 02:26:16 PM
Cal stood watching as the car pulled out of the parking lot, trying to ignore the sinking feeling in his gut. After a moment, he turned and went into the cafe. "Hey Rob, could I get a coffee?" He tried to make his voice normal.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 02:27:17 PM
Andrew quickly came round, eyeing the blood-stained seat for a moment then meeting her eyes. They both knew what that meant; he wasn't sure if he was feeling disappointment or relief. Andrew got Anna out of the back then supported Autumn as they hurried into the hospital, "Almost there," he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 02:33:13 PM
Very quickly after entering, they were led to the ER. She was given a bed immediately, and the nurses proceeded to run tests to see if the baby was still there, and if they could save it. Among the commotion, she heard things like "spontaneous miscarriage" and "hemmhorage". Was she dying? She certainly felt like it. There was a lot of in and out people and Autumn couldn't keep track of them. Finally, one of the nurses, who was in charge of giving her a painkiller, gave Autumn a gentle tap on the hand. "Ms. Moon, we've left a message for your emergency contact, so hopefully he will be here soon."

--

Rob, shell shocked by the suddenness at which everything had transpired, nodded at Cal. "Yeah," he said. "Just, uh, let me clean off the machine and do a test run to clean it out."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 02:37:23 PM
Andrew sat in the waiting room, Anna on his lap. He felt sick to his stomach, thinking about that baby; what if it was his? He couldn't imagine what Autumn was feeling.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 02:39:12 PM
"Wait, emergency contact?" Autumn asked.

"Yes," the nurse replied. "One... Grayson Richards?"

Well, shit.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 02:45:47 PM
"Make that two to go. Andrew may want one." He decided, pulling out his wallet.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 02:47:50 PM
Grayson had recieved the call and had immediately run for the door, tripping over himself as he tried to explain to Jenny why he had to leave suddenly. Luckily she was far more clear-headed than he was, and so she called him a cab, opting to stay behind herself; it was his friend in need, after all.

He burst into the waiting room, rushing towards Andrew. "What happened? Where is she?" he demanded.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 02:59:26 PM
Andrew was a little surprised to see Grayson; he was the last person he wanted to see. The two hadn't even spoken since that evening at the bar. Not wanting to make a scene in a hospital waiting room, Andrew remained calm and civil, "She's back there with the doctors," Andrew said, pausing a moment as he wasn't sure if Autumn wanted Grayson to know; it wasn't for him to tell after all. But it was a little late for that consideration, "Miscarriage most likely," Andrew said, choosing his words carefully as he knew Anna wouldn't understand what that meant.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 03:02:34 PM
The nurses continued to go in and out, and Autumn lost track of which was which. She just lay in the bed, her eyes closed, waiting for the nightmare to be over. The pain meds were kicking in though, and she was starting to feel a little better in that regard.

--

The nurse who was in charge of Autumn's care went out to the waiting room, where the man who had brought her in - Andrew - and Autumn's emergency contact, Grayson, were waiting. "You can go in and see her now," she informed them. "Her testing has yet to confirm anything, but it should be along soon."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 03:05:58 PM
"Make it three." Cal added, seeing how Grayson ran out. He called a taxi, and rode to the hospital, arriving in time to hear Andrew's words. "I thought you guys would want some coffee." He offered his friends their cups. "I'll wait out here. Don't want to crowd her all at once."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 03:11:08 PM
Grayson visibly paled hearing Andrew's words. "Mis... but that means she..." He covered his mouth, eyes wide. Oh, no. Then the nurse and Cal arrived. Shakily he accepted the coffee, if only to calm his frazzled nerves. He followed the nurse into the room. "Autumn, you... are you okay?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 03:13:42 PM
Andrew got up, carrying Anna; she had fallen asleep, her head resting against his shoulder. "thanks Cal," Andrew said, taking the coffee in his free hand before following Grayson into the room.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 03:14:41 PM
Autumn eyed Grayson carefully. How much did he already know? "The pain meds are fun," she said in reply, not knowing how else to respond. "It makes things hurt a lot less." She watched for his reaction carefully, trying to gauge where he was at. She glanced between him and Andrew. Had they been talking?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 03:21:22 PM
Cal set his cup down and sat elbows on knees, head in hands. He couldn't go in there. He was just her neighbor, nothing more. Better the people she was closest to visit. Especially if one of them was the father of her child.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 03:51:22 PM
Grayson swallowed hard against the burning dryness in his throat as he took a seat. What could he say? "Andrew... he told me," he whispered lamely.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 03:56:32 PM
"Oh," Autumn said, looking down at the bedsheets she was laying under. "Well then." She looked over at Andrew, who had Anna sleeping against his shoulder. And then, in a strangely calm voice for the situation. "I don't know which one of you was is the father. They said it's likely 3-5 weeks old, meaning it could be either of you."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 04:07:03 PM
Andrew nodded, expecting as much; nothing about their lives was without drama so of course it could be either of them, "How long have you known?" Andrew asked her
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 04:10:35 PM
Cal remembered the first time a girlfriend had told him she was pregnant. He'd been terrified, even when she decided to terminate the pregnancy. He could imagine what it was like for Andrew and Grayson. "It's probably worse for her." He told himself.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 04:11:23 PM
Grayson lowered his head. He didn't know what to say - nothing felt right, or appropriate. "I'm... I'm assuming there's no way to tell? Who the... father is, I mean."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 04:12:09 PM
("nothing in their lives was without drama" well of course not, look who the creators are; only the most dramatic and outlandish things for our babies will do)

"This morning," Autumn said. "I mean, I kind of suspected for a few days now, but I finally got up the courage to take the test this morning. But now... I mean, is it horrible of me to kind of hope that this is the end and that it's all over? It's not really a baby yet... just... cells." She looked over at Grayson. "No. I mean, if it survives and I decide to actually have it, then there's obviously paternity tests and shit."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 04:17:03 PM
Cal stared at his coffee. He wanted to go see how she was, but.....he didn't feel like he should interupt her conversation with them. He was just her neighbor, who was carying a stupid crush.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 04:21:37 PM
A frown crept on his face as he considered the possibility of this baby surviving; what if it was his? Andrew looked down at Anna, "I don't know what to feel," he admitted; he knew how happy he'd been to actually become a father, but it was life altering. It seemed like every time he slept with someone they got knocked up!
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 16, 2018, 04:23:27 PM
[Well holy moly, I've missed a lot. Is there any way for me to jump in here? Or should I just wait it out?]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 04:25:13 PM
(Cal could call her.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 16, 2018, 04:26:24 PM
[that would be helpful]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 04:26:40 PM
(so we skipped a month ahead, meaning you can actually jump in whenever pretty much. just do a quick catch up on what your character's been up to. I kind of gave her an out when I did my catch up post cuz I knew you weren't gonna be on; give it was Autumn's perspective I said that she hadn't seen much of Alexis because she'd been busy with Kassie, but feel free to do whatever to that piece of information! If you want to hop back in, Kassie's in the wings waiting, and Cal's also available atm since he's sitting solo in the waiting room)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 16, 2018, 04:29:47 PM
[I read everything, I think I may actually wait a bit longer to jump in]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 04:30:24 PM
(Wait to have Cal call her then?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 16, 2018, 04:31:01 PM
[if you wouldn't mind. I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with all the rps rn]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 04:31:58 PM
I know what you mean, I can't even with the superhero one right now :P
beginnings are always so difficult!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 04:34:05 PM
(beginnings are the worst so I think that's when you should have the most PMs flying around to start plotting so it can pick up quick enough :P alrighty Emma, hop back in when you want :))

"I don't know what to feel either, Andrew," Autumn said, fidgeting with the bedding. "I don't want to be a parent. No offence, I'm sure it's worthwhile, but I'm not mom material and I don't know that I'll ever be."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 04:47:49 PM
Andrew nodded slowly, "I understand. When Jen told me she was pregnant, I was terrified, "I couldn't even imagine being a father; I mean, I was 19! I had no business raising a child," Andrew said. He looked at Anna and a smile replaced his frown, "She's the best thing that's ever happened to me," he admitted, "I...I can't even imagine a life without her," Andrew said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 04:48:57 PM
"I... I need a moment. I'm sorry," Grayson said suddenly, leaving the room. He leaned against a wall in the waiting room, trying to calm himself down. Why was he so upset? It wasn't like he'd never experienced a pregnancy scare before. This one felf different though, and the worst part was that it may have been Andrew's.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 04:52:54 PM
Autumn shook her head. "I'm sorry Andrew, but you don't understand. I don't just feel that I have no business raising a child, but I feel like I wouldn't be able to do it. I'm not maternal, I'm not interested in children. I'll be kind to them, of course, I'm not a psychopath, but I don't get that connection that people get. I don't get the 'oh they're so cute'. And maybe that will change in time. But as it is right now, I'm not someone who ever saw myself as having kids in the future. My first thought when I found out was that I should abort it, but I wanted to take a day or two to process. This may just be a saving grace." She then watched as Grayson left the room. He seemed more upset about this than she was, and possibly more than Andrew. 

(ouu is that another oneshot in the works Rai? :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 04:55:37 PM
<**not particularly :p I just figured with Grayson's sordid history he was bound to have at least one lol**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 04:57:31 PM
"How is she?" Cal asked, seeing Grayson come into the waiting room.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 05:02:29 PM
"Not good," Grayson said flatly, staring at the wall. "She's not dying or in pain, but... still, it's not good."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 05:05:10 PM
Andrew said nothing for a while, not sure there was any words fitting for the situation. It made him a little uncomfortable to hear her thoughts on the matter, "Well, if...it's what you want...." Andrew finally said, swallowing hard and looked away. If it was his, and it survived, would he be okay if she chose to abort? No, no he couldn't handle that.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 05:08:08 PM
"It's bothering you, isn't it?" Cal remained sitting. "I know it bothers me having her in there."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 05:09:28 PM
She saw his face fall a bit. "Andrew, consider the logistics. If it's Grayson's, neither one of us would make appropriate or fit parents. If it's yours, you already have a child with another mother who you have to fight for. You've just started a new job and are still catching up on student debt, you wouldn't be able to afford another child. It wouldn't be fair for the child if it were born. It would have two chances at life; one in the foster system, and the other with us, a dysfunctional barely adult group."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 05:10:40 PM
"Yeah, no sh*t it's bothering me," Grayson replied. He looked over at Cal. "Just how much do you know about the whole situation?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 05:15:09 PM
"That she's pregnant, and Andrew may be the father." He stared at his now cold coffee. "To be honest, I'm kind of jealous."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 05:16:39 PM
"He's not the only one who could possibly be the father," Grayson muttered. He gave Cal a disturbed look. "How could you possibly be jealous of anyone in this situation?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 05:21:30 PM
Andrew groaned, knowing she was right in that sense; he couldn't support another child financially...at least not yet. He was making good money at the firm and hopefully one day he'd be a partner somewhere or a Judge. That was his dream.
"It just...seems so wrong," he said, he hated himself for actually hoping she miscarried; it would mean not having to make that choice.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 05:22:24 PM
"Not the situation, more that....he slept with her. Hell, that you've slept with her." Cal took a sip and grimaced at the cold coffee.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 05:25:52 PM
"It's just the facts," she replied. "I'm not saying it to be malicious. I just don't think that it would work out at all."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 16, 2018, 05:28:47 PM
Grayson winced, thoroughly bothered by his words. "That's... really not something to be jealous of. We had a casual affair and now everything is falling apart."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 16, 2018, 05:33:23 PM
"Maybe. Still, you're probably the one she has listed as her emergency contact."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 05:39:12 PM
Andrew nodded, "I...I guess you're right. It doesn't feel good but you're probably right," Andrew said. He looked down at Anna again, this time with a saddened expression, "I wish...I could be better for her," he admitted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 05:41:22 PM
Autumn gave him a small but sad smile. "Hey, you're a good dad. I've seen you fight for her. She is always going to know that you love her, even if you're not able to be physically there."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 05:47:08 PM
Her words were comforting but it didn't change how he felt, "I just wish I could be there more," Andrew said, sighing deeply, "I wish she didn't have to grow up seeing her parents constantly fighting," he said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 05:49:53 PM
"The best you can do is keep it away from her," Autumn said. "You know, keep the fighting between you and Jen, don't put her in the middle of it by speaking to each other through her. If you can do that, I think she'll be okay."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 05:53:56 PM
Andrew tried very hard to keep Anna from all of that but he had no control over Jen, "Well, I do try very hard to keep her out of it," Andrew said, "hopefully, she's doing the same," Andrew said. He looked over at Autumn, "So...how are you feeling?" he asked, wanting to change the subject desperately before he started to cry. Anything to do with his daughter made him emotional and she didn't need to see that
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 05:59:29 PM
Autumn sighed. "I'm not hurting anymore, thanks to the painkillers, so that's good," she said.

There was a knock on the door then, and a nurse entered. Autumn watched this one warily; she was pretty sure it was one of the nurses that had been in earlier. "I'm sorry, Ms. Moon," she said solemnly. "The child did not survive. You will have to undergo a procedure to make sure there isn't any fetal tissue remaining. I'll give you a minute."

The nurse left and Autumn grimaced. A procedure. Thank god she had invested in insurance after the stabbing incident.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 06:10:41 PM
Hearing that the child did not survive filled Andrew with many conflicting emotions, "Well...I guess that's that," he said; they would never know if it was his or Grayson's. He eyed her curious to see her reaction to the news
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 06:13:40 PM
"It's for the best," she said. It was sad, sure, but it was the best thing that could have happened, given the circumstances. She eyed the door; Grayson was still outside. "I can't imagine either of you are too impressed with me right now," she said. "Not knowing who was the father and all."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 16, 2018, 06:23:22 PM
Andrew had been trying not to think about that, “I’m...not thrilled about it,” he said honestly, “Especially since it’s him of all people,” Andrew grumbled.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 16, 2018, 06:31:40 PM
“This fight between you two is damn ridiculous. You’re both great people. I wouldn’t have slept with either of you otherwise. I’ve had a no asshole rule since Todd,” she said, only half joking though her tone was light. “You and Grayson need to figure this shit out.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 03:15:28 AM
Andrew glanced back at the door a moment, knowing she was right. He and Grayson were behaving like stubborn children and it was impacting everyone around them.
“He’s just...so difficult,” Andrew mumbled, turning back to her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 03:21:03 AM
Autumn gave him a pointed look. “May I remind you that you punched him in the face,” she said bluntly. “Honestly, both of you are being difficult.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 03:25:35 AM
“He deserved it,” Andrew muttered under his breath. Andrew wasn’t sure why he was so resistant to making things right; he knew full well that he was being just as ridiculous. “You know what, if you really want us to work this out then I’ll try,” he promised.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 05:35:01 AM
"Maybe. Still, you're probably the one she has listed as her emergency contact."
"And?" Grayson retorted. "That was only because, for a time, I was the only person she knew in the city. Not because we were best friends or madly in love or whatever it is that you're jealous of," he said with a wave of his hand. "If you're so into her, why don't you tell her? You're a grown man not a kid on the playground."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 17, 2018, 07:40:53 AM
"Because I'd be asking for more then occasional drunken one nighters, and she's made it clear that she's not interested in that." Cal's shoulders sagged. "For me, sex is part of a relationship, not just a casual pastime."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 07:46:56 AM
"Well if you know that she's clearly not interested in what you want why not let it go?" Grayson replied with a derisive snort. "Find someone who wants what you want instead of wallowing around upset that the girl you like wants something casual." He looked back at the door. He wanted to go back to make sure Autumn was okay, but he'd be damned if he had to be around Andrew.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 07:49:35 AM
Andrew looked at the time; it was getting awfully close to 5:00. If he was late, Jen would lose her mind. "I really should be going," Andrew said, "I'll come back to check in once I drop this one off," he told her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 07:56:48 AM
“Thank you,” Autumn said. “And I’m sorry about your car.” That blood stain would not come out easy. “The other two can come in while I wait for the nurse, if you want to let them know,” she said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 17, 2018, 07:59:20 AM
"Trying to put the rest of my life first anyways." Cal shrugged. "I'm not going to let it stop me from living my life." He stood. "Think we can go on in? Three visitors shouldn't be to crowded."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 08:01:13 AM
Andrew nodded, 'it's alright, out of your control," he said kindly, then from the doorway, "i'll let them know," Andrew said before making his way out to the waiting room where Grayson and Cal seemed to be in a heated discussion. He restrained himself from commenting, "I have to head out, if you two want to keep her company," Andrew said, pausing a moment as he thought about the baby, "She...lost the baby," he informed them
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 08:07:13 AM
Grayson felt relieved, and then almost immediately disgusted with himself. He wished he could just feel numb, but he was too sober for that. Guess he'd have to deal with his feelings the healthy way. He went to head into the room, but then paused for a moment, looking back at Andrew. "I'm... sorry," he said softly, before entering the other room.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 17, 2018, 08:10:02 AM
Cal winced, and followed Grayson, but hung back in the doorway. "Hey." He said quietly, full of concern.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 08:18:23 AM
“Hey,” Autumn said. “I’m just waiting for the nurse to get back so I can have surgery, but you guys can hang out in here if you want. I know it’s not the coolest place,” she said. Trying to make jokes was keeping her from panicking about going under the knife. She looked at Cal who looked worried, and then to Grayson, wondering how he was handling it all, given that he’d had to leave the room. “How’re you feeling?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 08:20:08 AM
Andrew was surprised by Grayson's words; part of him felt that he did not deserve them. It was him that had punched Grayson after all. With a shake of his head he turned and headed out of the hospital, knowing he and Grayson with need to have a conversation later.

Andrew returned Anna to Jen a few minutes late, which he did not think was that bad considering she had been late earlier but of course Jen was Jen and chewed him out anyway. "Have a good evening," he said as kindly as he could; Jen just glared and slammed the door in his face. With a heavy sigh, Andrew headed back to his car and just sat there for a long time, wishing he could have a normal life.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 08:27:01 AM
"I'm more concerned about you," Grayson told her. "But I'll take a guess and say that you're not great. Me neither."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 08:30:06 AM
“Outside of needing fetal tissue removal surgery, I’m actually not bad,” she replied. “The pain’s under control, and I don’t have to deal with a pregnancy. I think Andrew actually took it harder, the loss.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 09:47:42 AM
Grayson grimaced at the mention of the procedure. "You sure don't like to sugar coat things," he muttered. "And well... I guess it is for the best in the long wrong. Can't say I'm not curious though, about who the dad was," he admitted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 09:52:33 AM
“I mean, you did ask,” she said. She paused. “You know, Andrew was curious too. I think between the lot of us I was the least interested. I mean, what difference does it make?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 17, 2018, 10:00:33 AM
"I'm just glad you're ok." Cal smiled weakly.  "You gave us quite a scare Autumn."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 10:02:21 AM
"Guess it really makes no difference," Grayson shrugged. Or maybe it was just a stupid male posturing thing, like usual between him and Andrew.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 10:09:10 AM
After sitting in his car for a long time, Andrew eventually drove back to the hospital and headed inside. He waited outside the door for a long time, knowing Grayson was in there. Finally, he pushed his pride away and entered the room, "I'm back," he said, eyeing Grayson cautiously
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 11:15:56 AM
Autumn saw Andrew come back. She looked between him and Grayson. “You two need to make up,” Autumn said as the nurse came back in to take her for surgery. “I don’t want to come out of this and still have you two in the midst of this male pissing contest.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 11:19:49 AM
"Not like I did anything wrong," Grayson muttered, suddenly on edge.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 11:23:33 AM
Andrew snorted, "You certainly make disliking you easy," he grumbled, "Sorry...that was...sorry," he said with a big sigh, "We'll figure this out Autumn, I promise," he assured her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 11:25:58 AM
“I don’t care how it happens but I want to wake up to it being done,” Autumn called as she was wheeled away. “I swear if you two aren’t patched at least by the time I get out of here I will force you two into therapy!”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 17, 2018, 11:36:43 AM
Cal snickered from the doorway. "If you like we can lay them side by side and measure."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 11:56:52 AM
Grayson lowered his head. "Guess we really just have opposing personalities, morals, and just about everything else," he muttered.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 12:05:29 PM
Andrew shrugged, "Perhaps," he agreed, looking away for a moment. How could they possibly patch things up? Things between them had been rocky from the start. "You know, after the fire I may have had some misguided suspicions at first but you quickly showed me how wrong I was," Andrew told him. "I liked that side of you" Andrew admitted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 12:27:50 PM
"I mean hey, I couldn't just let you drown naked, face down ass up in the shower. That may have been a little embarrassing," Grayson replied, suddenly frowning. "I'm sorry about Jen. I honestly didn't know."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 12:35:57 PM
Andrew rolled his eyes, cheeked reddening at the mention of that incident; he'd tried to block it from his memory. Not one of his finer moments. As the conversation turned to Jen he put a hand up, shaking his head, "I know you didn't, and I am sorry for my reaction; it was uncalled for." Andrew said; he could blame the alcohol but that could only excuse his behaviour so much. "She's...a sore spot for me, and I guess I was already on the verge of a breakdown," Andrew admitted, "I'm really sorry for punching you...."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 12:42:37 PM
Grayson actually managed a chuckle. "To be fair, I probably deserved it. I was an asshole. Scratch that, I am an asshole, but egging you on was going too far."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 01:04:14 PM
Andrew grinned just a little, "I can agree with that," he said in a teasing tone, "and word of advice, stay away from Jen; she's a psychopath...trust me" he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 01:11:02 PM
"I guess I should have figured that out on my own. Although I didn't plan on anything other than a one night stand," Grayson said. "I never do."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 01:29:38 PM
"Yeah, well sometimes a one night stand ends in unintended consequences," Andrew said with a shrug, "and you're stuck with her for the rest of your life," Andrew muttered. "Enough about that though, I don't even want to waste by breath talking about her. She made his blood boil.  "Are we good?" he asked, feeling like at least some of the tension between them had lifted
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 01:55:23 PM
"I guess so," Grayson said with an awkward shrug. A shame they had to make up over such terrible circumstances. "So, uh... your kid is cute."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 02:04:35 PM
"well good," Andrew replied, then a big smile crept upon his face at the mention of his daughter, "Thanks, she...is my whole world, as lame as that sounds," he said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 04:10:44 PM
"I have heard parents say that before so it's not that lame. A little, but not much," Grayson replied, now staring out the window. "I hope Autumn's okay." And Jenny; he also felt bad about leaving her to sit around alone when they'd just reunited.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 04:16:05 PM
(for time's sake, I'mma just say she's out of her surgery now even tho that would realistically be way too quick)

Autumn lay on the bed as she was wheeled back to the room she had been in before. She was most definitely high on whatever drugs the doctors had given her, but she didn't care.

The nurse pushed the bed into the room, looking at the three men who were still there. "She's alright to go home, as long as she has someone around. It'll take a few hours for the drugs to get out of her system, and then after that she'll need to rest for a few days."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 17, 2018, 04:18:04 PM
[okay, finally feeling ready to try jumping back in]

Alexis hummed to herself as she baked some cookies. She was planning to surprise Kassie with something homemade and then a night out. She dialed up her girlfriend, licking batter off a spoon as she went.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 04:20:04 PM
"I hope so too," Andrew replied, "She seemed to be taking it all pretty well so I imagine she will be just fine," he said. He grew quiet when the nurse pushed Autumn's bed back into the room, "We'll make sure to take care of her," Andrew assured the nurse.

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 04:37:58 PM
Kassie picked up her phone, recognizing the number on the screen. “Hey,” she said.



The nurse nodded and headed off to the next patient.

“Have either one of you tried morphine before?” Autumn asked once the nurse was gone.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 17, 2018, 04:39:46 PM
"Kass!" she said brightly. "Are you at home right now? I thought I'd come over."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 04:43:16 PM
Andrew laughed, "Once, a long time ago," he said, "I guess you're feeling pretty good right now," he teased.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 04:49:21 PM
“Oh, I’m wonderful. I like this much better than ‘shrooms. Those things are wild.” She giggled at the double meaning in the word ‘wild’.



Kassie sat up. She’d been laying on her couch, looking at the funeral notice for her grandmother. She set it down. “Yeah, sure,” she said, her voice chipper as always. “It’d be nice to have some company!”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 17, 2018, 04:52:36 PM
Alexis grinned, nodding though Kassie couldn't see it. "I'll be right over." She put the finished cookies in a tin. "See you soon babe."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 04:55:01 PM
"You are so high," Grayson chuckled. He looked over at Andrew. "So who's on babysitting Autumn duty to start off?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 04:59:41 PM
Autumn’s eyes flirted between the two men. “You guys made up!” She said excitedly. “Oh, I’m so happy. Now we can all just be a big puddle of love.”



“See you!” Kassie said. She hung up and then picked up the funeral notice again. She walked over to the drawers near the doorway and slipped it in, leaving it for later.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 17, 2018, 05:03:37 PM
Alexis made her way to Kassies place, taking a cab over. She rang the doorbell, excited after a long work week. She hadn’t had as much time to see Kassie as she would have liked lately.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 05:04:36 PM
Kassie opened the door, smiling at her girlfriend. “Hello, busy lady,” she said, going to give Alexis a kiss.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 05:05:06 PM
Andrew chuckled, "I wouldn't go that far but yeah, I guess we made up," he said, looking at Grayson, "I mean..I guess I can" he offered
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 17, 2018, 05:07:11 PM
Alexis gave her an enthusiastic kiss back, presenting her with the tin of cookies when they broke apart. “I made you a little something,” she said, stepping into the apartment.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 05:13:51 PM
“I just want to go home,” Autumn said. “Snuggle with my big blanket.”



Kassie took the tin and opened it, revealing a bunch of fresh cookies. She grinned at Alexis. “I love cookies,” she said. “You’re the best. So, get in here, and out of the hallway!” She stepped aside, making room for Alexis.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 05:14:23 PM
"I dunno, pretty sure Andrew's straight so I doubt he'd be up for that," Grayson joked. "And you'll get your blanket soon enough." Seeing her so out of it made him feel better, strangely enough. She seemed happy at least. "I have a guest staying with me so having someone high as a kite around might not be the best idea, at least not on her first day here."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 17, 2018, 05:16:39 PM
She couldn’t stop grinning. “I thought maybe we could order some food and eat cookies and maybe go out on the town?” She suggested, pulling her shoes off.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 05:21:40 PM
Even high, Autumn got a mischievous twinkle in her eyes. “Is this a potential girlfriend?”



Kassie took the cookie box over to the kitchen. “That sounds so fun! Uh, there’s some delivery menues somewhere over there, you can take a look and see if anything there is of interest!”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 05:24:41 PM
Somehow Andrew couldn't see Grayson actually committing to someone so he was curious about this mystery guest, "Oh, do tell," he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 17, 2018, 05:26:08 PM
Alexis went over to where she figured Kassie meant, opening up a drawer expecting to see delivery menus. Instead she saw a death notice. “Kassie,” she said. “What is this?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 05:29:15 PM
Grayson rolled his eyes. "She's my cousin, you perverts."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 05:31:14 PM
Kassie poked her head back around the corner and saw Alexis holding her grandmother’s death notice. “Oh shit, yeah, that,” Kassie said, going over and gently taking it from Alexis. “Yeah, I got this in the mail this morning from my parents. They want me to come to the funeral next week.”



“You never told me you had a cousin,” Autumn said. “Do I have a cousin?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 17, 2018, 05:32:21 PM
Her face fell a little, sympathy evidence. “Oh, Kassie, I’m so sorry. That must be so hard for you. Can I do anything?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 05:33:55 PM
Andrew shook his head, trying not to laugh to hard, "I'm sure you have a cousin Autumn," he said chuckling. "Well, I guess if Grayson is occupied then you're stuck with me," he said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 17, 2018, 05:35:43 PM
"You never asked," Grayson replied with a shrug. "I guess I could probably grab the nurse and have her discharge you, then? If you think you're okay to leave?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 05:42:41 PM
Kassie shrugged, setting the notice down. “It’s not really. She was old, we all knew it was coming. Death is just the natural end to life.” She ran her fingers down Alexis’s arm. “But I appreciate your concern for me,” she said in a low voice.



“Will you give me cookies?” Autumn asked Andrew.  “Because those sound like a good idea. But not raisin ones. Those are just crushed dreams of chocolate chips.” She turned to Grayson. “Yes, I want to go home, I think. I want my blanket.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 05:44:22 PM
It was going to be a long night. "I think I have some cookies at home, definitely not of the raisin variety," he assured her, "though, I personally think raisins are delicious" he admitted
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 17, 2018, 05:45:25 PM
“But they dont belong in cookies,” Autumn said darkly. “On their own they’re great. In cookies, it’s the taste of betrayal.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 17, 2018, 05:57:29 PM
She sound's like all my friends! lol I love raisins so much; they are like little wrinkly balls of sugar)

"alright alright, I promise no raisins," he said, shaking his head, "cozy blanket, cookies with no raisins; think I can handle this," he joked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 17, 2018, 11:35:34 PM
Alexis reached up to kiss her forehead. “Are you sure you’re okay? It’s a tough thing.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 02:28:29 AM
Kassie nodded. “I’m sure,” she said. “It is what it is.”



Autumn looked at Andrew. “On the ride home, tell me about your morphine experience?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 02:31:03 AM
Alexis nodded tentatively and gave her a gentle kiss to make sure. It was shocking that she didn’t seem upset, but not everyone had the same relationship with their grandparents. It was likely one of those situations.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 02:40:34 AM
Andrew nodded slowly, “I...suppose,” he replied; it wasn’t an experience he liked to relive.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 03:02:25 AM
Kassie pulled back from the kiss. “Are you alright?” Kassie asked. “You seem bothered.”



“I wanna know all the fun you got up to, Andy. Can I call you that? Because I know you have a wild side. You’re not just a pure, good, lawyer,” she said, pointing her finger at him in a ridiculous fashion.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 03:08:13 AM
Alexis touched Kassies arm gently and shook her head. “No, no I’m okay. I guess it’s just a little surprising that you’re not that upset is all. But I know not everyone is close with their grandparents.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 03:11:19 AM
“Ah,” Kassie said. “Yeah. I was close with her when I was a kid but after boarding school and all that we grew apart. I have fond memories with her, but they’re in the past,” she explained.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 03:13:19 AM
“You’re right,” Alexis said. “I’m sorry, I just know how I felt when I lost my grandmother. But we were really close, so it’s different.” She decided to change the subject. “Sorry, Let’s just choose a place to order from.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 03:25:19 AM
“Aw,” Kassie said, drawing Alexis in for a hug. “That’s sad. I’m sorry.” She looked across the room at the place shelf where the menus were. “How does Thai sound? I know this one really good place that has some really cool foods.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 03:27:58 AM
“I love Thai,” she said with a smile. “It’s my turn to treat us,” she offered as she went to grab a menu to look.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 03:31:27 AM
Kassie smiled. “Lexi, don’t worry about it. The owner is a family friend. We’ll either get it for free or at a massive discount, so I’ve got it.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 03:35:43 AM
Lexi smirked and shook her head. She had had a feeling Kassie wouldn’t let her pay. “This one?” She asked, picking up a well worn menu.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 03:41:49 AM
“Yeah,” Kassie said. “Anything in particular that you want?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 03:47:02 AM
“Just some Pad Thai or something,” she said easily. “So you know the owners?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 03:52:39 AM
“Yeah, and their sons and daughter. She’s kind of a piece of work. Slept with her once and it really didn’t end well. The boys though, they’re a lot of fun. Speaking of which... you mentioned recently that you wanted to try a threesome? Are you still down for that?” Kassie passed a suggestive look to Alexis. “Because Niran, the younger of the two brothers, is usually down.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 04:03:15 AM
Alexis blushes deeply, nodding a little. She was timid to talk about this, but she was interested. It was a bit surprising though, knowing Kassie had already slept with them. “He’d be interested?” It would be a couple different firsts for her, sleeping with a man and trying a threesome.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 04:06:26 AM
“I mean he has before,” Kassie shrugged. “He likes joining in,” she said, smirking. “Hope you don’t mind that I’ve been with them before? It literally meant nothing.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 04:08:03 AM
“No, I don’t mind,” she said quickly. “Just a bit nervous.” She took a steadying breath. “Yeah, Let’s do it,” she said with a slight smile.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 04:13:29 AM
“It’ll be good fun,” Kassie said in a comforting voice. She leaned in and kissed Alexis deeply. “Just focus on me when you get nervous,” she said, a devious smile creeping up onto her face. “I promise I’ll keep you entertained at all times.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 04:16:06 AM
Alexis felt her flush deepening, but this time for a different reason. She kissed her back, smiling now. “Make the call,” she said in a husky voice.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 04:36:48 AM
Kassie pulled back and got her phone out, still eyeing Alexis. “I’ll just be a minute. Maybe you can wait in the bedroom?” She asked suggestively.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 04:40:15 AM
“Should I do anything in there? I uh, don’t have any lingerie with me,” she said in a soft voice. She hadn’t been preparing for this.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 04:55:18 AM
Kassie’s smile widened. “I’ll love whatever you do,” she said. “Lingerie or not. Besides it always ends up on the floor anyway.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 04:56:51 AM
Alexis smirked and gave Kassie a kiss. “Ok, make that call already,” she said as seductively as she could. “I’ll be in the bedroom.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 05:08:54 AM
Andrew rolled his eyes, “prepare to be disappointed, I was a perfect angel,” he joked, “not much mischief to get into in a small Canadian prairie town,” he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 18, 2018, 05:11:01 AM
<**ha! That's what you think, Stina :P and I'm probably just gonna wait around then skip to Grayson getting home**>

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 05:13:23 AM
Lol it’s andrew though, he’s a goody two shoes :p)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 05:19:18 AM
“Sounds good,” Kassie said.

She pulled out her phone and dialled up the number, placed the order, and asked if Niran could deliver, to which she of course was told yes. She hung up and went to join Alexis in the bedroom.



“I don’t believe you,” Autumn said in a singsong voice. “Nobody’s that perfect.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 05:23:12 AM
Alexis had taken most of her clothes off, leaving herself in just her bra and underwear, and was in the midst of fluffing up the pillows on the bed when Kassie walked in. “He’s coming?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 05:42:16 AM
“He is, but he doesnt know what he’s in for,” Kassie said, giving a devilish grin, climbing towards Alexis on the bed and kissing her firmly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 05:47:27 AM
Alexis moaned a little, pulling Kassie closer as they kissed. “You didn’t give any warning?” She asked in between kisses. “Cruel woman.” She laughed.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 07:21:58 AM
Andrew just rolled his eyes, "Maybe I'll share my secrets when you aren't high as a kite," he said teasingly. "Now, why don't we see if they'll let you out of this place,"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 07:46:25 AM
Cal stayed with Autumn and Andrew. "Would you like to hear one of mine? I'll help with those cookies too." He smiled "I'll put a bit of soup on while I'm at it."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 08:09:31 AM
“Warning? Where’s the fun in that?” Kassie scoffed, pushing Alexis down onto the bed. “Need a bit of spontaneity.”



Autumn pouted at Andrew and then looked at Cal. “Yes, tell me stories,” she said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 08:14:01 AM
Alexis laughed and her hands started roaming, pushing up under Kassies shirt and pushing it up. “You monster,” she joked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 09:21:15 AM
Kassie's smile widened a bit, and she took Alexis's hands off of her and pinned them by the pillows on the bed with one hand, leaving a trail of kisses down her neck and onto her shoulder.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 09:59:04 AM
Alexis couldn't deny that she loved the way this was going. She shivered, offering up a halfhearted struggle against her and wiggled her hips.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 18, 2018, 09:59:25 AM
Grayson had left, although not before telling Andrew and Cal to take care of their poor, high friend. He just hoped she'd still be okay when she came down.

He returned to his apartment, finding Jenny sitting on his couch watching reality tv and eatinf looked icecream.

"You couldn't have waited just a couple of hours before raiding my fridge?" he asked.

"Hey, it's only fair," she replied with a smirk. "How's your friend? She okay? What happened?"

Grayson frowned, really not wanting to get into the gory details. "She'll be okay, and that's all that matters."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 10:15:50 AM
"So I mentioned this to Grayson when you got arested, to make him feel a little less embarrassed. "I was in France with my parents visiting Mom's family, and dad was helping with a dig. So I'm there for three months, and I start a relationship with this girl Monique. Well being bored teenagers, we got drunk one afternoon, and decided to go for a drive down to the river and do some skinny dipping. About halfway there she took her shirt off complaining she was hot. This gradually resulted in our removing all our cloths, and driving drunkenly stark naked thru the French countryside, with her straddling me as I attempted to drive and make out."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 10:33:38 AM
"Are you sure you weren't just on morphine like me?" Autumn asked, pointing her finger at him and waving it in a circle. "Because that sounds like it's dangerously stupid or made up."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 10:39:34 AM
"I blame teenage hormones and an afternoon of drinking wine." Cal smiled. "Anyway it ended as well as you could expect. I put the car in the river. Our parents were none too thrilled when they came to pick is up from the station, still naked."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 10:42:39 AM
"How'd you get out of the car if you were in the midst of fornication in the driver's seat?" Autumn asked. "That sounds like it'd be damn near impossible!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 10:43:17 AM
[Mara don't abandon our lesbian sexytimes!]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 10:48:07 AM
"We had to bail out, once I wrecked it. I don't think anyone would want to continue having sex after a twelve foot drop, ending in the car half submerged."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 10:50:28 AM
(oh shoot I missed the post, thanks for the heads up)

Autumn pondered this, but then gave up. It was too confusing to think right now. The nurse had come by with the discharge papers, and now they were free to go. "I want to go home now please," she said. "Let's go?"

--

Kassie grinned. She started to take her own clothes off, leading Alexis's hands to her now bare waist.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 10:54:36 AM
"Alright, do you want me to carry you, or can you walk?" Cal asked. "Or there are wheelchairs I suppose."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 10:56:00 AM
Alexis gripped Kassie roughly, exploring the naked skin enthusiastically. She leaned up to start trailing kisses along her neck and chest.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 10:59:24 AM
Autumn's eyes went wide at the wheelchair. "Let's do wheelies," she said excitedly.

(A/N: it is actually extremely hard to do any wild tricks in a wheel chair from my experience at least so if y'all want to play into it, just keep that in mind)

--

Kassie took the rest of her clothes off and then removed Alexis's undergarments. "What should we do first?" she said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 11:04:33 AM
Cal smiled at her antics. "I am sooooo wishing I cad a video camera to record you right now. Alright, wheelchair it is." He stepped out to ask for one.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 11:06:11 AM
Her eyes were dark with desire as she looked Kassie over appraisingly. "How much time do you think we've got?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 18, 2018, 11:25:39 AM
Grayson and Jenny were sitting on his couch, chattering away like old friends did. Every once in a while she would recieve a text message and focus all her attention on replying though, much to Grayson's annoyance.

"Your dad?" he guessed. She nodded, still focused on replying to whatever it was that he had sent her. "What's he saying?"

"More about those weird messages your dad has been getting. Apparently someone is demanding money from him," Jenny replied, snapping her phone shut. "Seriously though, why don't you just call your dad and ask what's up?"

"Because me and my parents have never been close, and it would be weird to suddenly change that now." He couldn't deny that he was envious, though; while he and his parents rarely spoke, for as long as he could remember Jenny's parents had been sharing with her all sorts of information that one usually didn't tell their kids. Gray was almost positive that they had probably told her in great detail how she'd been conceived. "Besides, I have you to relay information from your dad from my dad to me. I'd rather not get involved directly in whatever is going on."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 12:12:55 PM
Andrew chuckled, enjoying the experience of Autumn on morphine. It was definitely more enjoyable than his experience; he secretly hoped she didn't ask about it again.
"I'd like to see you try a wheely," he said as they waited for Cal to return.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 12:16:22 PM
Cal pushed the conveyance into the room. "Andrew, could you help me lift her into the chair?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 12:47:36 PM
"I got this," Autumn said, trying to get out of the bed and staggering in a drunken fashion to the wheel chair. "Wheel me!" she commanded.

(you can for sure be sure she will ask again Stina :P)

--

Kassie grinned at Alexis. "I mean the place isn't that far, so probably like five more minutes. What do you want for five minutes?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 12:49:21 PM
"You are ridiculous," Andrew said through his laughter. He took the handles of the chair and proceeded to wheel Autumn out to his car
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 12:54:31 PM
“Can’t get far in that much time,” she commented, turning a little bashful. “Could you just, like, touch me?” It felt so odd to ask for her to do anything, it felt selfish.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 12:56:03 PM
"Mon Dieu, you're an absolute riot, Moon." Cal followed Andrew towards the door. "Should I call anyone and let them know what's up?" He asked. "Alexis, or Rob?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 01:14:52 PM
Along the way to the car, Autumn would point out things she saw as peculiar in her current state, and would then proceed to comment on them. For instance, she saw a hand sanitizer dispenser and felt the need to tell everyone that it was, in fact, not drinkable. They got out to the car eventually, and she got into the back seat.

(skip to when they're home?)

--

Kassie nodded touching Alexis [censored] {skippy to arrival?}
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 01:16:13 PM
(Sure.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 01:19:50 PM
[haha yeah]

Alexis was in the throes of passion when she heard the doorbell ring, and slowly she came back to the real world, sighing before she remembered what the bell would mean. “Our third is here.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 01:20:19 PM
Andrew was extremely relieved when he finally pulled into a parking spot at their building; the car ride had been interesting to say the least. He helped Autumn out of the car and then up the elevator (to her place or his?).
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 01:28:29 PM
Cal waved at Rob, still helping guide Autumn. "So you going to tell your parents about this?" He asked her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 01:29:40 PM
(she wants her blanket so maybe her place because also its on the fourth floor so its more annoying which of course is our charrie's lives)

Autumn leaned on Andrew as he helped her out of the car. She was now singing Imogen Heap's Hide and Seek, slurring the words. She turned to Cal at the mention of her parents. "Nah," she said, sobering up a little. "Haven't talked to them in a few months now. Don't know where they are right now. Last I heard they were dumpster diving in Jersey."

--

Kassie grinned, getting up, not bothering to put her clothes on. "Wait here?"

She walked out of the bedroom down to the front, opening it. Niran was looking down, at the food in the bag, but the moment he looked up, he looked completely bewildered. "Fuck, Kassie," he said, averting his eyes. "Put some clothes on."

"I live here so I don't see why I have to," she replied. She eyed Niran. "And plus, you're usually available for a threesome."

Niran looked back up, looking at her in the eyes incredulously. "You're shitting me. You have someone over?"

"Do you want in or not?" Kassie asked impatiently. "She doesn't like to be kept waiting."

Niran looked down at the food, then back up at her, and a smirk appeared on his face. "You know I always want in."

Kassie held the door open wider so that he could enter, and he did. He set the food down in the kitchen, and then she led him to the bedroom.

"Alexis, this is Niran," Kassie said. "Niran, Alexis." She climbed back on the bed next to her girlfriend. "Get naked," she said in a commanding voice to Niran.

(I've been waiting all day to write that, it popped into my head and I was dying and it had to be in this rp)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 01:33:43 PM
"Keys?" He asked. "We're going to need them to get you in."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 01:34:14 PM
Andrew supported Autumn as they made the long journey to her fourth floor apartment, "Almost there," he grunted, "Do you have your keys?" he asked as they stopped at her door
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 01:36:30 PM
[im dying]

Alexis was feeling more than a little self conscious, laying there naked with her girlfriend in front of a man she had never met before. Hell, it was her first time naked in front of a man at all. She did he best to cover up a little, placing her hand over her chest and squeezing her legs together. She waved in greeting to him, glancing at Kassie with raised eyebrows. At least she had good taste.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 01:45:37 PM
I have to eat dinner....I'll be back)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 01:50:01 PM
(I aspire to make this the most ridonkulusly inappropriate RP)

Kassie went over to Alexis, running her hand down the other girl's arm. "If at any point you feel uncomfortable, let me know," she said gently. Niran had gotten mostly undressed by this point and was climbing over to them on the bed. Niran was fairly physically fit, with distinctive Thai features. Kassie had had a huge crush on him at one point, but that had long since ended. Now, he was just a good third, and a decent friend.

"Usually, he'll watch in the beginning, if you're alright with that," Kassie said to Alexis.

--

Autumn nodded. "Yeah," she said, fumbling in her jacket for her keys. "These shiny's right here!" she said as she pulled them out.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 01:53:23 PM
Alexis bit her lip and nodded, glancing up at Kassie through hooded eyes and then back at at Niran. She had to remind herself that this was normal for both of them. “I’ve just never...” she trailed off, blush rising. “I’ve never been with a man.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 01:56:24 PM
"Kassie," Niran almost whined. It was just like Kassie to put him in an ambush situation. But then, he also didn't want to make the girl feel bad, so he didn't comment any further. Instead, he looked at Alexis. "Don't worry," he said. "My first time with a guy was full of surprises, but it was wonderful all the same time."

Kassie had restarted her kisses on Alexis, this time moving up to her ear and giving it a little nibble. "Just relax," she breathed in the other girl's ear.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 01:56:48 PM
Cal took the keys, and opened the door for her and Andrew. "Do you have ingredients for cookies, or am I going to have to get some?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 02:02:05 PM
Andrew helped her over to the couch and gently set her down, "Alright, where is this blanket you keep blabbering about?" he asked
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 02:08:21 PM
Alexis groaned, letting her head fall back. She would opt to ignore Niran for now. “Okay, yeah, this is good.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 02:21:01 PM
"Big knitted one on my bed," Autumn said, plopping down on the couch. "I dunno about ingredients, check the cabinets. I think I have flour, but it could also be sugar or salt." She was getting sleepy now, starting to crash.

--

Kassie continued working on Alexis, as Niran got in the mood. Finally, he made his move on Kassie, not wanting to startle the girl. He began imitating what she was doing to Alexis. He then touched Alexis's ankle, gauging the girl's reaction to him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 02:26:56 PM
"Got it." Cal checked her kitchen. "Adequate." He mumbled. "You really need better ingredients Moon." He called as he started measuring.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 02:29:41 PM
Andrew had a feeling they weren't going to need cookies. He went to her room, grabbed the blanket from her bed and headed back, "You're right, this is a very cozy blanket," he commented as he helped drape it over her. It seemed like her high was coming to an end.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 02:31:35 PM
Cal glanced in to the living room. "I'll bake these and leave them on the table. She can eat them when she wakes up."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 02:35:13 PM
Autumn pulled the the knitted baby blue blanket over her, leaning back against the couch back. It was so comfy. "I still want cookies," she mumbled, dozing off. "Wake me up when there's cookies."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 02:37:58 PM
Andrew grinned, "Of course Autumn," he replied then took a seat on a recliner, yawning a bit; it had been a very long and eventful day.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 02:38:51 PM
(So, Cal can make cookies while the other two take a nap?  ;D)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 02:39:19 PM
cute :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 18, 2018, 02:41:23 PM
<**I think there needs to be another mixer where I can introduce Jenny to the rest of the group (plus Kassie can get involved as well)**{
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 02:42:08 PM
yes!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 02:45:33 PM
(Dope!)

Cal slid the tray into the oven, and set the timer, before looking at his friends. He had to smile, seeing them both asleep. "Andrew looked so peaceful, like all his wories had lifted. Autumn....Jesu-Maria, she's beautiful. He turned and went to clean up. She wasn't interested. End of discussion.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 02:47:35 PM
(that was my plan; remember how the coffee shop was near reopening? Rob's gonna do a mixer to celebrate that! so that's like... a day out-ish. that ok?)

Autumn woke up about an hour later to the smell of fresh cookies. Her head hurt a bit, and her lower regions and stomach were definitely sore. "Ugh," she groaned sitting up.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 18, 2018, 02:48:44 PM
<**sounds good. I'm gonna sit tight til then,  don't wanna give away too much about what's going to happen yet **>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 02:50:13 PM
"Oh, just in time." Cal looked in to see her awake. "How do you feel?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 02:51:34 PM
(sounds good. I just want to introduce the origins of puddle of love ;) )

"Like I got hit by a charging cow," Autumn said. "And I actually have been before, so I do know exactly what that feels like." She glanced over at Andrew, who still appeared to be sleeping.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 02:54:19 PM
"So no chocolate chip cookies just yet?" He teased. "How about some water"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 02:54:49 PM
Andrew was fast asleep on the chair, snoring very softly; he had been surprised by just how exhausted he was.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 03:08:01 PM
"Water would be nice, but a cookie wouldn't be bad either," Autumn said. She readjusted herself, wincing at the discomfort it caused.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 18, 2018, 03:10:24 PM
Cal searched for a glass, and filled it out of the refrigerator, before bringing the baking sheet of cookies out. "Careful, they're still hot."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 03:11:21 PM
Andrew woke to the smell of freshly baked cookies and conversation. He stretched out, yawning dramatically before looking over at Autumn and Cal
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 03:31:02 PM
Autumn nodded, reaching for a cookie. She turned to Andrew, who was now awake. "Did I... did I say something about a puddle of love?" she asked, vaguely remembering.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 03:33:02 PM
"That may have been a suggestion," Andrew said, restraining a smile
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 03:34:32 PM
"Oh god," Autumn groaned. She took a bite of the cookie, giving Cal a smile of appreciation. "Puddle of love," she said, swallowing the cookie, "is a word my mom made up when I was a kid to explain the weird hippie orgies they used to have. There was puddle of love, which was the orgy, and puddle of cuddles, which was like the PG version where everyone just got together and snuggled."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 03:42:53 PM
"Big knitted one on my bed," Autumn said, plopping down on the couch. "I dunno about ingredients, check the cabinets. I think I have flour, but it could also be sugar or salt." She was getting sleepy now, starting to crash.

--

Kassie continued working on Alexis, as Niran got in the mood. Finally, he made his move on Kassie, not wanting to startle the girl. He began imitating what she was doing to Alexis. He then touched Alexis's ankle, gauging the girl's reaction to him.

Alexis jumped a little at his touch, but relaxed quickly, reaching out to pull Niran closer to the both of them. She was shocked by how into both of them she was, beginning to question what she knew about herself.

[sooooo skip?]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 03:46:51 PM
"Oh my god, Autumn!" Andrew exclaimed with a laugh, "I'm real glad I didn't have a clue what you were talking about!" he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 03:49:15 PM
Autumn shuddered. "I can't believe I said that," she said, mostly grossed out by having used her mom's word. "Though, it may be interesting."

--

(yes)

Niran and Kassie lay on either side of Alexis on the bed. "So, how was your first man?" Kassie asked Alexis.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 03:50:56 PM
Alexis smiled sheepishly, staring at the ceiling. “That is something like I have never experienced before.” She was still slightly out of breath and tingling all over. “In a good way.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 03:53:16 PM
"yeah, that is so not happening," Andrew said, rolling his eyes, "We may have made up and all, but I wouldn't go that far,"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 03:55:48 PM
Autumn smirked. "Well, I didn't say right now." She archived the idea in her head; it may be something to bring up later. She looked around the room and saw her cell phone was off on the other side of the room. "Could someone hand me that?" she asked, pointing at it.

--

Niran propped himself up on his one arm, facing the two of them. "Threesomes are always interesting experiences," he said. "But I should be on my way; my father probably won't be impressed that I've been gone for so long. Lovely to meet you, Alexis," he said, before getting up off the bed and putting his clothes back on.

Kassie turned her attention to Alexis, taking her hand and bringing it to her lips, kissing it gently. "I hope you enjoyed it," she said. "I get it can be a bit weird the first time."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 03:57:49 PM
Alexis rolled over to face Kassie fully, smiling at her. “Are you saying we do this on a regular basis for it to get less weird? Because I don’t know how I feel about sharing you all the time.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 04:03:23 PM
"Yeah, and I'm saying never going to happen," Andrew said, though he was grinning. He got up from the chair and grabbed her phone, "As Grayson correctly assumed, I'm very very straight," he said, handing her the phone.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 04:12:10 PM
Kassie laughed a little. "No, no," she said. "It's just something we have on the table if we ever want to. And I'm sure Niran would oblige," she said, giving him a look, to which he responded with a wicked grin, while belting his pants.

"You ladies are lovely, and I'd come by any time you'd have me. Just please, Kassie, not during working hours," he teased. Then he pointed towards the door. "I'll let myself out."

--

"Thanks," Autumn said, taking the phone. She looked at it. There were several missed calls from Rob. She went through her voicemail; the first three were messages asking how she was doing, because he had been worried. The fourth, in classic Rob fashion, was an invitation to a mixer to celebrate something, in this case, the re-opening of the coffee shop in two days' time. At the end of the message he left another concerned note for her. "Did everyone else get an invite for Rob's thing?" she asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 04:14:29 PM
Alexis watched him leave casually, a small smile on her face. It had honestly been better than she had expected, and she traced lazy patterns on Kassies skin. “After all of that, I think our food might be cold,” she said with a laugh.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 04:21:52 PM
Andrew checked his phone, seeing a message from Rob about the mixer, "Yup, got one," Andrew said as he took a seat in the recliner again, "Sound fun. I know to avoid the punch this time," he joked
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 04:24:50 PM
"Ah, but that's what the microwave is for," Kassie said. "Unlike our caviar date, this can be reheated."

--

"Or just have less of it," Autumn teased. "I better call Rob back though, let him know I'm alright."


(there we go... shall we skip to the party or has anyone got anything else they want to add?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 04:27:43 PM
(i'm good to skip :))

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 18, 2018, 04:28:07 PM
<**skip please :p**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 04:30:33 PM
[skip]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 04:37:57 PM
(coolio)

Rob's mixers were usually a fun affair for building tenants only, but this time, it was a larger-scale party to celebrate the reopening of the cafe. The paint had been redone and a lot of the furniture replaced, making the once-tattered looking place look fresh and new, but still cozy all the same. As per usual, there was punch and games to be had, but Rob was a bit more tame, seeing as there was potential future clientele, as well as people coming from outside the building.

Autumn was feeling better now that a couple days had gone by. She was still a bit sore, but it was nothing unmanageable. She had thought a lot about what had happened though, and though she was almost entirely relieved that she wouldn't have to be a mother, a small shred of her was sad for having lost the baby. The mixer would prove for a good distraction from that nagging little thought though. Now, she sat in the cafe as more people entered, happy for things to be going back to normal.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 04:43:03 PM
Alexis entered, feeling bold holding Kassies hand. A lot of the building tenants didn’t know about her sexuality, but dating Kassie had started to make her more fearless about people knowing. “This is different from the usual,” she commented. “Way more people.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 18, 2018, 04:45:00 PM
Grayson arrived, fashionably late (and generally fashionable), as usual. Jenny skipped alongside him, a giddy smile on her face. She raced ahead of him, towards Autumn. "You must be Autumn! It's so good to meet you, Grayson's told me so much about you. I'm Jenny!" Grayson hung back, allowing his fluttering social butterfly of a cousin introduce herself to everyone.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 04:48:23 PM
"Hi!" Autumn said. "You're his cousin, right?" She looked at Grayson and then back at Jenny. Had he filled her in on everything? I mean it wouldn't be a big deal, but still, some heads up would have been nice.

--

Kassie squeezed Alexis's hand. "That's fun though. More mixing and mingling."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 04:50:38 PM
Andrew had already arrived and against his better judgement was enjoying a glass of Rob's infamous punch. He was in a heated discussion with one of the other tennants about the upcoming game between the Jets and Rangers. His attention waivered when Grayson entered with his cousin; he couldn't help but be a little curious
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 04:51:15 PM
“More strangers,” she muttered. What if someone from the firm decided to show up? She didn’t want them knowing anything. She saw a very peppy girl arrive with Grayson and raised her eyebrows. “Who in the world?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 04:55:17 PM
(120 pages in like the three weeks this thing has been live... I'm super impressed guys, well done)

"Dunno," Kassie said. "Girlfriend, you think? Or maybe sister? They do kind of look alike. You think maybe it's an incest thing?" she asked in a full mock-gossip voice.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 18, 2018, 05:00:56 PM
[yayyy!!]

Alexis snorted a laugh and squeezed Kassies hand. “I never heard him talk about a sister.” Not that she knew much about his personal life, he was a fairly private guy. “And he definitely wouldn’t have a girlfriend. Wouldn’t go with his job.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 18, 2018, 05:13:32 PM
<**we all enjoy writing sex and drama apparently **>

"Yeah," Jenny replied. "I'm in the city visiting. Gotta check up my cuz every once in a while, make sure he isn't getting into too much trouble."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 05:19:04 PM
Autumn laughed. She wondered if Jenny knew about their brief stint in jail last month. Given how embarrassed Grayson was, probably not. “Well, it’s good he’s got someone looking out for him,” she said.



“We should go find out,” Kassie said, tugging Alexis’s hand.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 18, 2018, 05:27:39 PM
"Oh, I can hardly look out for him," Jenny laughed. "I just like to check up on him every once in a while. Anyway, enough about Gray-Gray, he's boring. I heard there's some wicked punch around here."

Grayson noticed Alexis and her girlfriend and walked over. "Evening, ladies," he greeted them.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 05:31:15 PM
“Gray-Gray? Oh, I like you,” Autumn said with a laugh. “Yeah, the punch is right over there on that table,” she said, pointing it out.



“Evening,” Kassie replied. “Who’s the girl?” She asked, straight to the point. “Looks related to you?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 18, 2018, 05:42:46 PM
Grayson just sighed. "She's my cousin. Not a secret girlfriend or anything else." He figured he'd have to explain that a lot that night.

Jenny giggled. "Oh, that's good. I've heard all of you guys were awesome so I'd hoped that you'd all like me," she said as they went over to the punch, pouring herself a cup.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 05:48:03 PM
Andrew removed himself from his conversation, having no more patience for a Ranger fan, and strode over to Autumn, "So that's the cousin?" he said, eyeing the girl curiously.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 05:50:27 PM
Autumn nodded, swiveling the seat slightly. “Yeah. And apparently Grayson said we’re all awesome, so there’s that. Oh, and she calls him Gray-Gray.”



“Ah,” Kassie said. “That makes sense. I was thinking sister, but the dynamic is off.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 18, 2018, 05:53:47 PM
"Wish I had siblings, but Jenny would probably be the closest thing," Grayson replied. "So, welcome to the mixer, Kassie. Luckily there are plenty of outside guests so things aren't about to get too crazy."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 05:55:52 PM
Andrew snorted, "Gray-Gray? Ooh that's amazing," he said with a laugh.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 05:57:00 PM
“Oh I don’t mind crazy,” Kassie said. “A little chaos is always fun.”



“That’s what I thought,” Autumn said. “We’re gonna have fun with that. I like her thoug, she seems nice.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 06:01:18 PM
"He's not going to hear the end of this one," Andrew said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 18, 2018, 06:09:01 PM
Jenny skipped back over to them, already sipping her drink. "Hi there," she said to Andrew. "I'm Jenny Richards. And you are?"

Grayson smirked. "Then you'll be getting along with everyone here just fine."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 06:13:18 PM
"it's a pleasure to meet you Jenny," Andrew said politely, "I'm Andrew," he said cautiously, wondering what things Grayson had said about him; surely he hadn't been included in the 'awesome' category, even though they had made up.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 18, 2018, 06:15:32 PM
Jenny perked up. "Oh, right, Andrew! You must be the one that Gray said was cute," she said, clearly either having no filter or just not caring about embarrassing her cousin.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 18, 2018, 06:19:19 PM
Autumn shot Andrew a look, thinking about the orgy conversation from a few days ago. “Well then,” she said, smirking.



Kassie grinned back. “Sounds like a fun group!”

(Ok I gotta go to bed soon so maybe we hit pause till tomorrow, also to give the others time to catch up?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 18, 2018, 06:20:09 PM
Andrew was blushing, caught off guard by her comment. It was the last thing he’d expected Grayson to say about him. “Cute? Huh, that’s unexpected” Andrew mused, then rolled his eyes at autumn, “the answer is still no” he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 18, 2018, 06:26:27 PM
Jenny shrugged. "It's not if you know him. He's quite... observant of the people he finds attractive."

<**sounds good :p I should probably sleep too**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 19, 2018, 12:36:12 AM
Alexis smirked at her girlfriend and pulled her into a side huge. “So are you going to introduce us to your cousin, Gray? She looks like a spitfire.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 01:38:35 AM
Cal came down toting a case of beer. "Hey Rob! Where you want me to put this?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 02:32:43 AM
the fact that graysons seen Andrew butt naked makes that comment even funnier :p)

Andrew couldn’t help but glance over at Grayson, his cheeks even redder. “Well, it is when you consider that until a few days ago we couldn’t even stand to be in the same room” Andrew said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 04:10:09 AM
"Huh. Grayson never mentioned that," Jenny replied with a click of her tongue. "What, did he come on too strongly?"

"Spitfire," Grayson mused. "Well that's one way of putting it." He led them over to where the others were. "Alexis, Kassie, this is my cousin Jenny. Jenny, these are Alexis and Kassie."

Jenny gave them a wave. "Nice to meet you!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 19, 2018, 04:14:49 AM
Alexis smiled at her, liking the girl immediately. “Nice to meet you. You’re Graysons cousin then?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 04:22:43 AM
"Unfortunately," Grayson teased. Jenny punched him in the arm.

"Gray-Gray you're such a comedian," she said. "But yeah, that's me. Related to this idiot."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 04:31:50 AM
Rob looked up from the conversation he was having at Cal. "Yeah, right there's great! Thanks for bringing something, it's much appreciated."

--

Autumn smiled at the interactions. It seemed everyone was getting along, and on top of that, Grayson hadn't mentioned any of the recent tiffs to Jenny, which could only be a good sign. "So Jenny," she said, eyeing Grayson mischievously. "What was Gray-Gray here like as a child?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 04:51:51 AM
Grayson scoffed. Figures they would latch on to that nickname.

"We didn't really see each other much growing up, mostly just on holidays," Jenny explained. "But I remember him constantly getting in trouble. Constantly."

"I wasn't that bad," Grayson retorted.

"You were willing to do anything to get your parent's approval," Jenny snickered. "Including throwing the turkey in the pool that one Thanksgiving."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 04:57:11 AM
Autumn snorted, laughing. "Why in the pool?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 05:06:41 AM
"Wanted to see if it would float," Grayson replied with a shrug. "It didn't."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 05:09:52 AM
Andrew snorted, “I’m sure your parents were thrilled,” Andrew said, grinning widely.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 06:27:35 AM
Cal set his contribution down and joined the others. "So you're with tall, dark and sexy?" He asked the new girl. "I'm Cal D'Raine. A pleasure to meet you."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 06:50:09 AM
"I mean, they actually called me by the right name when they yelled at me so I took that as a bonus," Grayson replied.

Jenny just snickered. "I mean I wouldn't go so far as to call him that. But yes, I'm Jenny Richards," she said. "Gray's cousin."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 07:16:19 AM
Andrew wasn't sure what Grayson meant by that; he really didn't know anything about the guy
"why would they not use the right name?" he asked curiously.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 07:25:39 AM
Oh, right. "Sorry, I get talkative when I'm drinking," Grayson said quickly. "My parents were just... forgetful, that's all."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 07:28:38 AM
Andrew frowned, "oh...that's pretty shitty," he said, feeling a little bad for him. He couldn't even imagine his parents ever forgetting his name. It seemed like the thing a parent should know...
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 07:36:20 AM
"Pleased to meet you Jenny. And I totally understand that as his relative, there's only so much you can complement him in one day."  Cal smiled at her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 07:44:45 AM
Autumn was listening to the conversation between Andrew and Grayson. Grayson didn't talk much about his family situation, so the fact that they forgot his name came as kind of a surprise. She was curious to know more about his backstory now; she hadn't really thought about it too deeply before. "So what did they call you instead?" she asked tentatively. She was smiling a bit to keep it lighthearted, but she genuinely felt for him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 07:49:46 AM
Jenny wrinkled her nose. "Compliment him, are you kidding me? He's a dork." That comment earned her a hard glare from her cousin, but she laughed it off.

"It was whatever," Grayson said to Andrew. "Anyway, we're here to have a good time, not to talk about our boring life stories."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 07:54:34 AM
"Fair enough," Autumn said. He wanted it left alone, clearly.

--

"It's nice that you have a cousin that you're close to," Kassie said to Grayson. She felt a similarity between them, though she couldn't quite place it. "I have two cousins that I grew up close with and it made things a lot more fun."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 08:02:05 AM
"Oh I'm sure he is. Dosen't stop me from thinking he's hot." Cal shrugged. "I'd consider a relationship if he was willing, but Y'know...." Cal filled a cup with punch and offered it to her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 08:38:20 AM
"I'm flattered, really, but I'd rather be skinned alive than locked down with one person," Grayson said to Cal with a grin, fully within earshot, before turning back to Kassie. "Yeah, it is really nice. Life as an only child can be pretty lonely," he added, sipping his own drink. "You have cousins?"

Jenny took the punch, now her second drink, and started sipping away. "I think the longest relationship he's ever been in lasted two weeks. And that was only because she thought they were still dating and he thought it was a one-time thing."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 08:44:05 AM
(Not gonna lie but I hard lol'd at that relationship history)

"Yeah," Kassie said. "I'm an only child too, so I get it. Mom and dad were businesspeople, and they would try to stay involved but they would usually just lose track. My dad's brother, my uncle, was also part of the business, and so because of that, I ended up spending a lot of time with my cousins. They're really more like brothers though. I was telling Alexis that there was this one time where did this whole fake orgy thing where we all got naked in the entranceway of a huge business party our parents were holding. It was great."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 08:51:02 AM
"You did... Jesus Christ," Grayson laughed. "I never went that far, but I did drive my parents up the wall sometimes. They were business people too, you could say. Super busy business people."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 08:53:45 AM
"And I'm kinda the opposite." Cal shrugged. "I only sleep with people I'm in a relationship with." He got himself a cup of punch. "In case Grayson didn't warn you, this stuf is notorious for being insanely strong. I keep badgering Rob for what he puts in it without success." He took a sip. "So you in collage?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 08:57:12 AM
"I think all business people are super busy," Kassie joked. "I mean, any important ones anyway. But I mean the fake orgy wasn't even the worst thing. We accidentally blew up the company car after breaking out of boarding school. I think that's what we got in the most trouble for."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 09:01:28 AM
Grayson whistled, both impressed and a little concerned. "I had no idea Alexis would be able to snag a girl with such a wild side.

"Yeah, he told me all about the punch. Good thing I can hold my liquor better than he can," she said with a smirk. "Yeah, going into my second year soon."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 09:03:37 AM
"What's your Major?" He asked, stepping towards a table.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 09:04:15 AM
Kassie put her arm around Alexis's waist, pulling her closer. "She's got her own wild side," she said to Grayson.

Autumn had listened to Kassie's story in amazement. Sounds like Alexis had found another wild person to bring into their midst. "So wait, okay, what's everyone's wildest story then?" she asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 09:08:32 AM
"Economics," Jenny replied. "Kinda boring, but useful."

"Why don't you start with yours, then?" Grayson asked Autumn.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 09:14:30 AM
Autumn smirked. "Sure," she said. "I have a few, but the first one that comes to my mind? The first time I got arrested. My ex, Todd, he had issues to say the least, but when we were teenagers he wasn't at his worst yet; I was like fourteen at the time, and he was I think nineteen. We got super wasted off his dad's booze and then went out at night to this back alley where he thought it'd be a great idea to graffiti. He was really into that stuff. So he's working on this ugly-ass piece and then we hear someone yelling at us from the street. We look over and it's this off-duty cop. Todd and I made a run for it but we were drunk and stupid and the cop called in reinforcements and we ended up in the precinct. They charged him and made him do time, but I got off with a warning and a note on my file because I was a kid."

It wasn't a super crazy story, but she didn't necessarily feel like rehashing the later times with Todd; those memories were ones she kept private for the most part. They weren't in her book, and very few people knew about some of the more violent incidents.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 09:24:33 AM
Grayson stared at her for a moment, concerned. "A nineteen-year-old dating a kid," he said darkly. "Sounds like a real catch. What a prick."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 09:27:00 AM
"Hey, I was just as involved," Autumn said. "I was in Georgia for a few years, it was the longest place we ever stayed and it was the one place that kind of felt like home. We got there when I was ten, stayed till I was fourteen, and I met Todd through a mutual friend's sibling when I was, like, twelve. It was all perfectly legal when we started."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 09:44:39 AM
"Culinary arts." Cal took another drink. "Oh they're telling stories."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 09:49:25 AM
"Still, never trust a guy who dates people much younger than him," Grayson muttered. "But he's out of your life, now, right?"

"Oh, this I have to hear," Jenny said, returning to the group.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 09:50:18 AM
"He's in jail," Autumn said. "So yeah, he's gone."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 19, 2018, 09:55:43 AM
Alexis had blushed at Kassies comment about her wild side. Autumn’s story struck a chord in her, it was disgusting, a 19-year old dating a 14-year old. She shivered. He couldn’t find someone his own age? “Glad he’s away from children,” she commented.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 09:57:57 AM
"Honestly, he's better off away from humanity in general," Autumn replied. She looked around. "Who's next?" She wanted to get away from the topic of Todd, especially since Andrew knew what had been the final breaking point in that relationship.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 19, 2018, 10:03:56 AM
“I’ll go,” Alexis said, feeling bold with a drink in her hand. “When I was in high school, before I was out of the closet fully, I was seeing this girl in secret. We played it off as just being close friends, but on a class trip we got a bit way too drunk at the hotel and decided it was a great idea to go skinny dipping in the pool. One of the hotel staff caught us in a pretty compromising position and I almost got expelled.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 10:11:25 AM
"Sounds like it was a good time, at least," Kassie said, nudging her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 10:11:53 AM
(Lol we sure created a lot of only children :p)

Andrew couldn’t help but eye autumn at the mention of Todd, of course knowing what landed him in jail.
“You all have such crazy lives,” Andrew said, baffled by it all; he really didn’t have anything crazy enough to share that wouldn’t seem lame in comparison.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 10:16:24 AM
Autumn shifted uncomfortably under Andrew's glance but played it off as just readjusting her position. "You must've done something," she said, before her a wide smile spread across her face. "Like morphine?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 11:03:14 AM
"What's this about morphine?" Grayson asked. "Oh, does Andrew have a sordid, drug-fueled past?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 11:05:23 AM
"You said you'd tell me once I sobered up," Autumn said, grinning wider.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 11:35:52 AM
I have to go to Safeway before I go home  to get cheese and noodles so this will be quick. Wait for me though :p)

Andrew looked away, he’d been hoping she would forget about that. “It’s not really a crazy story. I...I don’t want to depress you” Andrew admitted
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 12:11:46 PM
"Oh... shit, man," was all Grayson could think of to reply. What was it with all of them having tragic stories?

Jenny stood silently, sipping her drink, occasionally checking her messages from her dad.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 01:01:14 PM
"It can't be that bad," Kassie said, sipping her drink. "I think you should tell!"

"No, no," Autumn said. "If it makes you upset, don't tell. I was just teasing." She eyed Kassie warily.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 19, 2018, 01:07:06 PM
Alexis rubbed Kassie's back, curious herself. "Depress us? Why would it be depressing?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 01:10:22 PM
Andrew shrugged, clearly trying not to get emotional. "it's fine....it was a long time ago," he said, forcing a small smile, "I guess I can just leave out the sad part, if you really want to know. I did promise you," he said to Autumn.

"My parents and I were in an accident on Christmas eve; I was twelve. Hit some black ice and our car swerved into oncoming traffic. I got hurt pretty bad and spent Christmas and New years in the hospital; that's where the morphine comes in," he said, "just imagine a whole week on that stuff; I don't even remember most of the ridiculous things I did and said," Andrew admitted, "but I do remember singing All I want for Christmas is you at the top of my lungs...but I replaced the 'you' with cheeseburgers because I really wanted one and they wouldn't let me," he reminisced, "even got some of the other kids in the ward to sing along."

Andrew also remembered a lot of pain and a lot of crying between doses. At this thought, he grew quiet again; it had been one of the worst weeks of his life.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 19, 2018, 01:15:45 PM
Alexis gasped, her hand going to her mouth. "Oh Andrew..." She reached out to touch his arm. "I'm sorry."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 01:17:45 PM
Autumn closed her eyes for a moment. This was for sure not something she should have brought up. She wanted to give him a hug and comfort him; she could tell that it was something he was now reliving thanks to her. When she opened them back up, she fixed him with an apologetic look; it was the least she could do.

--

"I'm sorry about the accident," Kassie said, "but cheeseburger? That's pretty funny. Morphine can do some weird stuff to you."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 01:35:04 PM
"That must have been a crappy way to spend Christmas," Jenny said, nodding sympathetically. The alcohol was starting to get to her, evident in her slight swaying.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 01:37:22 PM
lol they're all sorry for him and he didn't even tell them the worst part! :P)

Andrew breathed out, trying to compose himself, "Not a great Christmas," he said; after that year he had started to hate Christmas time. It just brought up bad memories. He smiled a little at Kassie, "Hey, I was really craving a cheeseburger. Thought they'd give me one if I drove them insane with my terrible singing. It didn't work," he said. It felt good to dwell on the funnier moments, "When I got home finally, our house was full of flowers. Particularly tulips because they were her favourite..." he said, just letting it slip out. He was quiet again, swallowing the lump in his throat. "any way...my dad walked into the kitchen and I've got the blender out, I'm chopping up tulips, and putting them into the blender; when he questions me I was like 'I'm making a smoothie, duh!' …I wasn't allowed in the kitchen alone until I was off the meds." Andrew said, chuckled a bit.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 01:40:51 PM
Grayson frowned. Oh, no, he thought. "Andrew, I... I'm sorry." It probably sounded lame coming from him, but it was sincere.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 01:47:59 PM
Without even thinking, Autumn put her hand on Andrew's and gave it a squeeze. She felt bad for asking. "Well... anyone else have a wild youthful story to tell?" she asked, trying to turn the attention away from him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 01:55:11 PM
(by the way, my friend  actually did try to make a tulip smoothie and it was hilarious :P)

Andrew felt her hand and was grateful for the gesture, he gave her smile, "thanks," he whispered
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 02:01:23 PM
<**did it work? :p**>

Grayson shook his head. "You've all heard my stories," he said. Truthfully his childhood had been pretty tame.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 02:03:52 PM
Autumn gave Andrew a small smile in response before turning to Grayson. "I highly doubt that," Autumn said. "You can't tell me that you did nothing wild when you were sent away for school." He had mentioned it once that he had gone somewhere - she couldn't remember where - and that he had lived away from home. There had to be some stories from those days. It seemed entirely impossible to her that the Grayson she knew now would have been completely innocent his whole teen life.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 02:24:03 PM
Grayson lowered his head. "Being sent away from home sucked," he sighed. "But I guess I have a few interesting stories: one time my friends and I got really high and were lost in the woods for what felt like hours. In reality we'd been walking around in a circle around the school garden for twenty minutes. Either way, I haven't touched acid since. Oh, and according to my friends I knew the names of each and every tree we passed. The one right outside the front gates was Harrison."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 02:27:44 PM
Autumn snorted. "Acid's wild," she said. "Definitely not for everyone."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 19, 2018, 02:28:31 PM
Alexis smirked at Grayson. "Is there any substance you haven't tried?" she asked him. Alexis finished her drink and looked at Jenny concerned. "You doing okay?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 02:33:40 PM
"I may have been a little too young, too. I was, what, fifteen?" Grayson said.

Jenny nodded firmly. "I'm great! This punch is awesome!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 02:34:45 PM
Andrew was glad for the change in topic; he couldn't dwell on those memories like that. He sipped at his drink, only half listening to Grayson's story. he was awfully tempted to get drunk and forget about it all
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 02:41:22 PM
Autumn hadn't been drinking, as she was on some antibiotics and couldn't, but she wished she could. She felt bad for Andrew, having brought up bad memories because she had asked.

"LSD, any other drugs you guys have tried?" Kassie asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 19, 2018, 02:43:33 PM
"I tried Adderall in univeristy," Alexis said. "Never really bothered trying anything else. I've always been kind of scared of drugs." She stuck more to alcohol as her vice.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 02:48:04 PM
"I did Adderall in college too," Autumn said. "I think most of the kids did. I tripped really bad on mushrooms at one point. Surprisingly, my LSD trip was fine." She glanced around at the others. "Todd was a bad influence," she joked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 02:49:33 PM
Andrew thought he'd be okay but it was all too much; thinking about her was just too much. He finished off his drink and put it down on a table, "I'm sorry, I just need some air," he said suddenly then quickly exited the coffee shop before they could see the tears.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 02:50:56 PM
Autumn watched him go, and the guilt got to her. "Excuse me," she said, getting up. She knew the others would understand. She followed him outside. "Hey," she said softly. "I'm so sorry."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 02:54:10 PM
"Poor guy," Jenny murmured, now working on her third glass.

Grayson had sat down, suddenly feeling... off. He felt bad for Andrew. As much as he resented his parents he couldn't imagine losing one.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 02:56:07 PM
Andrew quickly wiped his eyes when she followed him out, "You didn't know, it's okay," he replied. "ugh, I'm such a mess. I never talk about this with anyone," admitted
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 19, 2018, 02:58:30 PM
Alexis watched them leave, feeling terrible. "Poor guy is right," she said. "I don't think he'd appreciate being talked about though."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 02:59:49 PM
"Well, I never told anyone what Todd did to me either. It seems both of us deal with trauma by burying it," she said. Then, more softly, "it's okay if you want to cry, you know. It doesn't make you weak or anything stupid that the media tells you crying makes you."

--

Kassie looked at the others. "Well, how about we focus on something happier," she suggested. She didn't want to dwell on death; it was a topic she didn't really understand the emotional reactions to, and so she didn't want to make people uncomfortable.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 03:14:10 PM
No matter how hard Andrew tried, he couldn't stop the flow of tears. All those years suppressing it. "My Dad and I never talk about it," he admitted, wiping his eyes with his sleeve.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 03:17:02 PM
Autumn moved nearer to him, rubbing his back. "Maybe you should," she said. "Talk about it, I mean. If not with him, then with someone."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 03:19:21 PM
"Happier like....?" Grayson began, hoping Kassie had a suggestion. Everything was much too gloomy and he hated it.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 03:22:34 PM
"Well," Kassie said, trying to come up with something on the spot. Of course, the first thing that came to her mind was wholly inappropriate, but since it was fresh to her, it was what she went with. "Well, I'm thinking of having a sex party. Promiscuity required," she said. "Would any of you be interested?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 19, 2018, 03:26:46 PM
Alexis choked on her drink when she heard that, eyes going wide. "You're - what?!" They had not exactly discussed this. And to invite her neighbours?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 03:26:57 PM
Grayson choked on his drink. She was... forward. Very forward. "A... what?" He managed to choke out. "Geez, I mean..." He glanced at his cousin, who looked equally surprised. "I, ah, I'm not really interested in something like that."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 03:28:54 PM
(LOL)

Kassie grinned widely. "Oh you should see all of your face!" she cackled. "I'm just joking. Gosh, I didn't take you lot to be conservative!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 03:31:55 PM
"It's just hard talking about her you know?" he said, not sure he wanted to in that moment but maybe she was right.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 03:34:11 PM
"Yeah, of course," Autumn said. "I just mean you should find someone in general to talk about it to. It doesn't have to be right now and it doesn't have to be me." She paused, not sure she should say the next part, but then she ultimately decided to. "I'm sure she would be so proud of you. You're a lawyer, and a damn good one from what I've seen."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 19, 2018, 03:34:29 PM
Alexis gave Kassie a look of possibly even more shock. "Way to give your girlfriend a damn heart attack," she muttered.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 03:35:59 PM
"Sorry, hun," Kassie said, giving Alexis a kiss on the forehead. "I just thought it would be fun to say something super crazy."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 03:44:23 PM
Andrew really didn't have anyone else to talk to about it, which was probably why he never had.
He smiled a little, "You know...I think she would be," Andrew said, "She was a lawyer. It's why I chose to go to law school," he admitted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 03:46:29 PM
Grayson breathed a sigh of relief. Jenny, too, relaxed. "Ugh, that would have been so weird," she said. Gray couldn't help but smile at that; Jenny was pretty innocent, all things considered. If only she knew what he did for work...
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 19, 2018, 03:49:00 PM
Lexi's mind couldn't help but jump to their fun with Niran recently, which only made her turn redder. It was surprisingly not far from expectations if Kassie did throw a party like that, the woman was a wild one. "Maybe we hold off on parties like that," she half-joked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 04:00:06 PM
"Not really my thing." Cal agreed. "You'd have to get me really drunk or high on something to get me into something like that." He downed his drink.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 04:03:40 PM
“That’s a really wonderful way to honour her,” Autumn said.



“For the time being,” Kassie replied smirking. She looked between Grayson and his cousin. She knew Grayson worked a rather promiscuous job at times, but it seemed his cousin hadn’t the faintest idea....
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 04:10:24 PM
Andrew nodded, "It makes my job that much better," he said, "She always hoped to be a judge one day. I hope...one day I can fulfil that dream for her," he said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 04:12:26 PM
"I'm sure you will," Autumn said. "I've seen how passionate and brave you are about the things that matter to you. The way you fight for Anna, for example? Or even risking your life to save someone you don't even know? You value the good things in this world, and that is one thing this country needs more than anything."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 04:16:20 PM
"So... ah..." Jenny began, feeling like they needed a new topic of conversation. Then her phone rang. "Oops, excuse me for a moment!" she said as she went to take the call.

"If that's your dad, don't let him know how drunk you are," Grayson called to her.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 04:17:00 PM
Cal filled his cup with more punch. "Autumn and Andrew have heard one of my stories, and Grayson's heard the cliffnotes version, sooooo...." He thought for a moment. "Ah! How I scored my first boyfriend."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 04:25:07 PM
"Alright then, I'll bite. How did you score yourself a man, Cal?" Grayson asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 04:36:44 PM
"Wow, I think that's the nicest thing anyone's ever said about me," Andrew said, feeling incredibly encouraged by her words. He breathed out and looked back at the coffee shop doors, "Alright...I think I'm ready for go back in," he said, wiping his eyes again for good measure. "I...I really appreciate you coming out here," he told her
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 04:40:05 PM
Autumn leaned up and gave him a kiss on the cheek. It may have seemed odd, but she was just the affectionate sort, and she hoped he wouldn't take it as anything more. "You're a good guy, Andrew," she said. "It's the least I can do."

--

Kassie looked at Cal curiously. "Oh yes, do tell."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 04:47:51 PM
"Well it's like this. I met him because his mom was my piano teacher, and we became friends at first from talking while I waited for the person before me to finish. Then we started hanging out, and one day we snuck into a place that didn't look too hard at your ID, and got...not totally water, but we'd had too many. Well we were on our way back, when I slipped on a patch of ice and fell on him." Cal took a drink and continued. "We landed with me on top of him, he'd bashed his head on the sidewalk, I'd bashed mine against his, and we were laying there in the alley recovering, and on an impulse, I kissed him. He smiled grabbed the back of my head and kissed me back. And that's how we started dating."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 04:48:35 PM
Andrew just smiled, "Well, I appreciate it. You've been a really good friend when I needed one most," he said before opening the door, "after you,"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 04:53:54 PM
"You're welcome," Autumn said. "Seriously, if you ever need to talk, just let me know." She walked through the door, back into the cafe, heading over to the table, catching the tail end of Cal's story. "How long did that relationship last?" she asked.

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 04:55:54 PM
"About a year, when we went to France for one of Dad's digs." Cal took another drink. "Much to my parents relief."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 04:57:02 PM
"Well isn't that disgustingly adorable," Grayson crooned.

Jenny was pacing near the entrance, trying to hear what her father was saying. "Seriously? You think they'd actually hurt him? Yeah... yeah, okay. Okay, I'll let him know."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 05:00:45 PM
Autumn cast a glance around, and then noticed Jenny off at the entrance, pacing. She looked at Grayson. "She okay?" she asked in a quiet voice, so only Grayson would hear.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 05:02:23 PM
"Yes, I'm sure I just gave you diabetes." Cal snarked. "Anyone else have a story?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 05:04:18 PM
Grayson glanced over at his cousin. She did look quite concerned. "We're having family issues, apparently," Grayson said softly. He knew Autumn would want more details so he continued. "Someone's been sending threats to my dad. Some real serious stuff too, apparently. It's one of the reasons why her mom asked me to invite her over to stay for a little bit, since I live so far away from everyone else. They're all scared that someone's going to try and hurt them."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 05:05:09 PM
"Will do," Andrew replied then followed her inside. He eyed Grayson's cousin, just catching a snippet of her conversation as he walked by. It didn't sound good, that was for sure. He grabbed himself another glass of Rob's punch, hoping to get himself back into a party mood.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 05:07:08 PM
"Holy shit," Autumn said. "Are you at risk?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 05:10:10 PM
"My entire family lives in another state, and my parents haven't exactly been vocal about the fact that they have a son," Grayson said, crossing his arms. "They just want me to keep my cousin here until the police track down whoever is doing this."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 19, 2018, 05:15:34 PM
Autumn nodded. “That’s still scary,” she said. She knew what it was like having someone out there wanting to cause her harm. “Are you okay? Is she okay?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 05:26:40 PM
"Of course I'm okay," Grayson said. "It's not the first time someone's threatened my parents. As for Jenny, I'm sure she'll be fine."

Jenny returned to the group, as chipper as ever. "Sorry about that, my dad just never wants to stop talking."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 05:27:45 PM
Cal finished his drink and got up for another. "Refill?" He asked Jenny.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 05:32:25 PM
'Sure!" Jenny said.

Grayson narrowed his eyes at her. "Careful there," he said. "If you died of alcohol poisoning your mom would destroy me."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 05:36:49 PM
"Don't be such a Scrooge Gray." Cal filled their cups and handed hers back. "So how about firsts? Any good loss of virginity stories?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 05:41:07 PM
"I'll be a scrooge if it's my cousin's safety on the line," Grayson retorted.

"Is sex all you people ever talk about?" Jenny sighed. "And here I thought people in New York would have interesting things to talk about."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 05:43:43 PM
"Hey now, don't lump me in with them!" Andrew said, "That is not high on my list for conversations," he said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 05:45:08 PM
"What would you like to talk about?" Cal asked taking a drink. She was pretty cute now that he thought about it.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 05:51:43 PM
"Yeah, we've a pure innocent in our midst, how dare you taint his virgin ears," Grayson teased.

"Oh, I don't know," Jenny replied, tapping on her chin. "Oh, I've got it! What's the scariest thing that's happened to you all recently?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 05:56:21 PM
Andrew snorted, “oh, cause the guy with a child is definitely a virgin,” Andrew said, rolling his eyes. He turned his attention to Jenny, “I’d say the fire was pretty terrifying,” he said, “I still have a hard time going up the stairs to get to my apartment,” he admitted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 19, 2018, 05:59:50 PM
"Autumn's....trip to the hospital." Cal answered, downing his punch, before going back for more.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 06:01:17 PM
Jenny immediately perked up, almost falling off of her stool as she looked at Andrew. "Oh, right! You're the one who saved that woman from a fire!" she said. "You're a hero!"

Grayson grit his teeth hearing Cal, but said nothing. Yeah, that had been scary, in more ways than anyone else could imagine.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 06:05:01 PM
Andrew shrugged, not wanting to make a big deal of it, “I wouldn’t say I’m a hero,” he said, “it wasn’t that big of a deal...”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 19, 2018, 06:06:37 PM
"No, I saw it on the news and everything!" Jenny said. "Someone even got you running into the building on tape! It was insane!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 19, 2018, 06:14:10 PM
Andrew sighed, “well, it was terrifying,” he said, frowning as he remembered the flames reaching the top of the stairs. The heat at his back and the smoke flooding his lungs.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 01:58:56 AM
Autumn tried her best to not pay attention to Cal’s comment. It had been scary; she hated hospitals. She focused instead on the next topic: Andrew’s heroism.



“Andrew, don’t downplay it, we all saw you,” Kassie said. “That woman is alive because of you!”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 02:41:55 AM
“I’m sure the firemen would have helped her had I been smart and waited,” he said, “but I guess it brave,” he said with a shrug; he wasn’t good at accepting praise, he never had. It wasn’t even the first time he’d decided to play hero.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 03:04:25 AM
“Mrs. Jenkins appreciated it,” Autumn said of the elderly lady. “She told me a couple weeks ago how she thought she was going to die for sure until you got there. The fire was going too quickly.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 03:29:41 AM
Andrew nodded, “yeah...I know, she’s pretty grateful,” Andrew said; he’d heard it from her already, many times. The older woman had been inviting him over for tea every Wednesday so he’d had heard her thank him a number of times.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 04:26:14 AM
"So you have any jobs you're looking at once you graduate?" Cal asked Jenny.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 06:55:45 AM
"Probably an accountant or a financial analyst or something. You know, real exciting stuff," Jenny replied.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 07:36:28 AM
"But always needed, right?" Cal slurred slightly, then took another drink.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 08:27:53 AM
Jenny shrugged. "I suppose so. Steady, boring work is better than no work, I guess."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 08:38:56 AM
Autumn was listening to the conversation when she got a phone call. She excused herself and went to take it off in the corner of the room, where she would actually be able to hear the other person. "Hello?"

"Hello, is this Autumn Moon?"

"Yes," Autumn replied. "Who is this?"

"I'm calling from the Bellevue Hospital Centre," the voice on the other line said, sounding a bit awkward and uncomfortable. "I have the results for the paternity request on fetal remains."

Autumn was confused for a moment before remembering it: before she had gone in for the surgery, right when the morphine had been administered, she'd signed off on a test to see whether Andrew or Grayson was the father. She remembered thinking it was unimportant, but she had wanted to know, and she knew the men wanted to know too, and so she had signed for it. She listened carefully as the woman on the other end read out the test results.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 08:41:28 AM
"Hopefully someone appreciates it. I sure would." He put a hand on her knee under the table. "Everyone deserves to be appreciated."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 09:09:49 AM
"That they do," she responded softly, giving him a curious look.

Grayson was busy watching Autumn. Whatever she was talking about on the phone, she didn't look too thrilled about it.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 09:17:04 AM
"Thank you," Autumn said. She said goodbye and hung up then phone, and then made her way back over to the table. "Can I borrow you for a second?" she said to Grayson quietly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 09:18:26 AM
Cal took his hand off her knee. "You wanna go do something?" He asked. "I could make you something to eat."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 09:21:31 AM
Oh, no. "Ah, sure," Grayson said, finishing the last of his drink. He got up and followed Autumn to a more private area. "What's up?"

"That would be lovely!" Jenny replied, already hopping up from her seat.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 09:23:45 AM
"This is probably the worst timing, and a completely inappropriate place," Autumn began. "But, I just got off the phone with the hospital. You know how you guys were wondering who was the father? Well, I signed a paper saying they could do some testing on the, er, fetal cells." She paused and then looked up at him, prepared for the worst. "Long story short, Gray, it was you."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 09:27:07 AM
He took another gulp of punch, and stood, leading her towards the stairs. "What would you like?" Cal was feeling pretty good just then.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 09:29:34 AM
Grayson opened his mouth to say something, but couldn't think of anything, so he closed it again, just staring at the floor for a moment. It had been his. He... he would have been a dad. "I... I don't know what to say right now," he finally said. "Just... I'm sorry."

"Oh, I don't know," Jenny replied, slipping out after him. She was certain Gray wouldn't mind; after all, she had wanted to come to the big city to have a little fun.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 09:35:16 AM
"Something chocolatey? Brownies?" Cal offered her his arm. "With mint?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 09:37:39 AM
"Oh, yes please!" Jenny said. "That sounds delicious."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 09:37:51 AM
"It's not your fault," she said. "We were safe, and as far as miscarrying, well... they said it was spontaneous, it's not something that could have been helped. And now, we don't have to deal with a kid and going forward, if that's ever going to be a thing again, we'll just be more aware."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 09:42:01 AM
"Mint brownies it is." He laughed, digging out his keys. "I have beer or wine if you want some too."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 10:02:10 AM
Grayson just nodded, still unsure of how he felt. "It's just weird, you know? Even to think about."

"Wine please!" Jenny announced, far more excited about the alcohol than anything else.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 10:04:26 AM
"Honestly, I didn't get too deep into thinking about it. I told Andrew this in the hospital while you were out in the hall with Cal, but basically as soon as I found out, I figured it would end up an abortion situation. I just... I completely detached myself from it. I think that's why I'm not as caught up in the aftermath," she said. "I'm not mom material."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 10:20:14 AM
"What kind? I have some Merlot, Pinto noir, Zinfandel and an excellent regional mead." He opened the door and lead her in. "I think I still have some Champagne." He grabbed some glasses and set them on the counter.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 10:38:13 AM
"Whatever you want," Jenny replied. She really didn't care; getting even more drunk just seemed like a good idea.

"I know, I know. I don't even know... like, I'm not upset I'm just... weirded out," Grayson said. But I guess I have no right to be freaked out. It would have been you to deal with most of the bullshit that comes from pregnancy."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 10:40:23 AM
She wasn't sure if Grayson had missed out on what she said about not carrying the baby. "I wouldn't have been pregnant for long," she said quietly. She hadn't really talked about it, but now, saying it loud, she felt a small sense of guilt creeping in. Was it wrong, not wanting her own child?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 10:41:46 AM
"How about the Merlot then?" Cal pulled a bottle and opened it, pouring some into their glasses. "Cheers." He raised his glass. "Now let's see about those brownies."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 10:57:44 AM
Jenny took a sip of her wine, which hit her almost immediately. She skipped up to Cal, running her hands along his shoulders. "We could do brownies or we could do... something else?" she purred.

"Oh, yeah, right," Grayson murmured. He knew exactly what she meant; it had been for best. They would have made terrible parents.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 11:03:14 AM
(I almost feel like despite everything they would have made decent enough parents, though a bit wild and unconventional :P)

"Does that bother you?" she asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 11:30:01 AM
(I agree.)

 "If you want..." He put his hands on her waist. "What did you have in mind?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 20, 2018, 12:40:53 PM
Alexis pulled Kassie aside, handing her an extra drink. “I wanted to talk to you about something.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 12:51:18 PM
lol, now Andrew's alone :P)


Andrew sighed, seeing that everyone had gone off and left him standing there alone. "perfect," he grumbled, deciding to grab another drink.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 01:17:05 PM
(Well, him being alone opens the door for my plan)

Trevor walked into the coffee shop. He was surprised it was back open so soon, but after all, it was New York. He wanted to speak to the landlord first, before he went to the police. He was a fourteen year old kid; who knew if the cops would even believe him. But he’d seen the landlord around in the aftermath of the fire; he looked younger, like late 30’s or early 40’s, so maybe he would believe him. As the door of the shop closed behind him, he looked around, trying to spot the landlord. Instead, his eyes landed on the fire hero, the man who he’d seen getting the elderly lady out. He was standing there alone. Maybe he should tell him too... he was even younger and may be more receptive.


(Hey Emma u ready)



Kassie followed Alexis off to the side of the room. “What’s up?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 01:28:36 PM
oh dear, what is happening?? :P)

Hearing the door, Andrew couldn't help but look over at the teenager; he did not look like he was there for the mixer.
"hey kid, you alright?" he dared to ask, seeing the boy staring at him. Andrew couldn't help himself; the kid looked like he needed help
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 01:31:47 PM
Trevor made his way over to Andrew. “I... I need to talk to the building manager,” he said nervously. “I have something to say but I’m scared. I think it’s bigger than it seems.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 01:31:53 PM
"It's not that it bothers me, it's just..." Grayson sighed heavily. "I don't know. It's weird to think of what my life would have been, if I hadn't been whoring it up everywhere." He probably would've had a family by now, working a normal job. And he couldn't help but wonder if he'd be happier.

"Oh, stop playing coy," Jenny huffed before she kissed him.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 01:33:39 PM
Autumn gave him a sympathetic look. “You’re only 25, you’ve got a lot of time to make that happen.” She paused, thinking about how little she knew of his plans for his future. “Is that what you want? Married life, kids?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 01:38:04 PM
"Maybe once upon a time, when I was young and hopeful about my future," Grayson shrugged. "I really don't see that happening now, though. Honestly it just isn't for me."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 20, 2018, 01:38:12 PM
[hell yeah]

Alexis took her hand with a small smile. “I gave it some thought, and I want to you to meet my sister.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 01:44:35 PM
Cal took a moment to register, then kissed her back, a slow gentle kiss. "Bedroom?" He asked as his arms encircled her waist.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 01:46:28 PM
(50 pages of buildup almost LOL but also it’s gonna be long game so it’ll be slow haha)

“Oh my gosh, seriously?” Kassie said, eyes lighting up. “I’d love to do that!”



“Do you ever think you’ll stop, y’know, whoring it up?” She asked, semi teasing. “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen you outside your flirtatious element. Speaking of which, your cousin. Does she not know what you do?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 01:47:47 PM
Andrew put his drink down, looking at the boy with concern, "Alright, Let's go talk to Rob then okay?" he said gently, wondering what it could possibly be about. Andrew led the boy over to Rob, "hey Rob, you have a minute?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 20, 2018, 01:48:34 PM
Alexis smiled nervously. “I haven’t talked to her yet, but I really think I want you to meet my family. You’re so important to me.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 01:52:08 PM
"Considering I do love what I do, I'd rather not," Grayson said. "And no, nobody in my family knows. They wouldn't understand, that's for sure. And as much as my relationship with my parents is rocky I don't think I'd be able to handle them disowning me," he added darkly, looking around. "Speaking of my cousin, where'd she go?"

"Yes, let's," Jenny said softly, taking him by the hand and leading him to where she saw the bedroom was.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 01:57:42 PM
“You’re important to me too,” Kassie said. “I mean I don’t want you to be uncomfortable of course, but I think it would be so great to go that one step further, you know?”



Rob excused himself from the conversation he was in. “Not really,” Rob said. “I’m talking to some important people right now. Whatever it is is going to have to wait.” He eyed the boy.

“This really can’t wait sir,” Trevor said.

Rob sighed. He went back to the group, made up a quick excuse for a brief abcense and then returned. “We have to make this quick. What’s up?”

“Not here,” Trevor said. “Private.”

Rob looked frustrated. “It’s going to take me a few minutes. I need to finish up down here first.” He looked at Andrew. “Do you mind taking him over to your apartment and I’ll be up in a minute?”



Autumn looked around the room. “She’s... not here,” she said. A horrible feeling hit her, thinking of what Grayson had said earlier about someone wanting to hurt their family. “You don’t think that someone found her here....?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 02:00:02 PM
Cal caught her, shoulder, spun her around and kissed her, pressing his body against hers and pinning her against the hallway wall. "This might be better right here." He teased with a smirk.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 20, 2018, 02:01:17 PM
“This feels right,” Alexis said breathily. “I’ll give her a call tomorrow, see if she’d be willing. If she’s not maybe my mom will be.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 02:02:34 PM
"Uh...sure," Andrew replied, a little annoyed that he was getting dragged into whatever this was but he felt a need to help. "Well, follow me then," he told the boy, heading out of the coffee shop and up the stairs, "What's your name?" he asked conversationally as he lead the way down the hall to his suite.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 02:09:51 PM
(Andrew won't be disappointed)

"Thanks," Rob said hurriedly, getting back to his group.

Trevor swallowed hard. He hadn't thought this far ahead. Sure, this guy was a hero, but what if he was behind the attack so that he could be made out to be a hero? "Trevor," he said nervously as he followed the man, Andrew. "Trevor Bailey."

--

"This is so exciting," Kassie said. She leaned in and gave Alexis a kiss. "Thank you so much for even considering it. I... I love you." It was the first time Kassie had said it.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 20, 2018, 02:13:30 PM
Alexis felt her heart soar, going in for a longer kiss. “I think I love you too, Kassie,” she said, pressing her forehead to the other girls. She laughed nervously. “That feels so good to say.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 02:17:41 PM
Kassie grinned back. "It does," she said. She raised her head and looked around the room. Nobody had taken the slightest notice of them, it seemed. "I'm glad we found eachother," she said. "You're not all bothered by the wild shit I've done in my past. That's usually what people leave me over."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 02:22:22 PM
aggghhhhhh)

"Well, it's nice to meet you Trevor," Andrew replied, smiling warmly, "I'm Andrew by the way," he said then opened the door to his apartement and let Trevor inside. "
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 02:23:40 PM
Trevor followed Andrew inside tentatively, and stood awkwardly near the door. This had been a bad idea. He should never have attempted to come forward. But then, if he stayed quiet, whoever was behind this would get away with it, and that would be so wrong.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 02:30:30 PM
Andrew eyed Trevor curiously; what was it that Trevor needed to say? "Hey, you don't have to be scared of me," he assured him
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 02:33:31 PM
"That's just it, I don't know who to be scared of," Trevor said. "I don't know who to trust. I want to think you're a good guy, I mean you saved a woman from a fire, but like... what if you set it up?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 02:38:42 PM
Andrew's smiled faded quickly; was this how Grayson felt when Andrew had questioned him? It didn't feel good.
"I can promise you I did not set that fire," Andrew said firmly, "I would never doing something so...horrible," he said, shivering at the very thought. "That's not me"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 20, 2018, 02:43:44 PM
Alexis grabbed Kassie by the hips, feeling a twinge if excitement. She had longed to be loved for so long. “You’re the best thing that’s happened to me in a long time. No wild past would scare me away.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 02:53:02 PM
Trevor relaxed a little at Andrew's words. He seemed genuine, and he seemed like a good guy, and he had saved that woman. "Listen," he said quietly, still paranoid that someone could hear him. "Kevin wasn't killed in some drug thing like the police are saying. I knew him and I can tell you, he wasn't into drugs. His brother, yeah, but only soft stuff, nothing too crazy. I was in the shop that day, and the guy that walked back there was walking back there with purpose. I just wish I had seen his face..."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 02:58:32 PM
Andrew had been put at ease when the police had made an arrest; the fear of not knowing had been put to bed. Now this kid was telling him that the killer was out there somewhere still. "Why haven't you told the police what you saw?" Andrew said, feeling on edge. He breathed in deeply, trying to stay calm for Trevor's benefit; freaking out was not going to help. "What did this person look like from behind?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 03:20:55 PM
Grayson suddenly paled. "No... no they couldn't have." He pulled out his phone, dialing Jenny's number, but it went straight to voice mail.

"Here, in the middle of the hallway, right on the floor?" Jenny giggled. "My, can't even wait to get to bed, can you?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 03:32:15 PM
"Well when it first happened I wanted to come forward, but there was still a killer at large, so I was scared. And then they made the arrests - Kevin's brother and that whole gang and thanks to them, more drug people - and I thought the police had it all solved. But something just didn't sit right with me. It all happened too easy, too fast. I don't know how closely you've been following the story, but the kids on the news that were allegedly in this drug ring, they don't look like the guy I saw. The guy I saw looked older. He wasn't some thug teenager. I'm taking a guess, but I'd say the guy I saw was around 26, 27? I only saw him from the back and a bit from the side, but he had a beard and for sure was older than young 20's."

There was a knock on the door then; Rob had made his way up.

--

"Let's take a look outside," Autumn said. "Maybe she just went out to take another call."

--

Kassie smiled at her. "I'm so happy to hear you say that," she said. "Honestly, when I came into this relationship, I wasn't expecting it to work. I guess that sounds kind of awful, but I just thought, how in the hell am I going to keep a beautiful and career-driven woman with me?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 20, 2018, 03:37:15 PM
Alexis flushed and took Kassie by the hands. "Honey, you are an inspiration. You're so strong and bold. You make me a better person every day."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 03:39:51 PM
"Yeah, yeah," Grayson said, phone still in hand, hurrying out the door. No sign of her. "Crap. Crap crap crap. Okay, no, there's no possible way that anyone would be able to get to her. She's smart, she wouldn't have just run off with someone she didn't know, and if anyone tried to grab her she definitely would have made a scene," he rambled to himself.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 03:40:49 PM
"Aginst the wall?" Cal suggested with a laugh. "It's been a while, Y'know." He nibbled at her neck, hands gripping her ass.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 03:43:55 PM
Andrew did not like what he was hearing; he hadn't given the story a second thought once the police had made their arrests. He certainly had not stopped to consider the fishiness of the whole thing.
"I really think you should be telling the police about what you saw," Andrew said. What if it was someone from their building? What if there was still a murderer living among them? He'd brought his daughter there!
He headed for the door, opening it so Rob could come in
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 03:45:59 PM
Jenny squirmed under his touch, though she still enjoyed it. "And it'll be a first time for me," she whispered in his ear.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 03:50:37 PM
Kassie smiled at Alexis's words. "I'm glad you think so. Honestly, I've never felt like any of that. Between getting sent away for school and just never really being able to fully be myself, I kind of always felt like a disappointment."

--

Autumn looked around. Where had Cal gone. Unless... "Grayson," she said awkwardly. "I... Cal's gone too."

--

Rob entered the building looking frustrated. "Care to tell me what this is all about?"

Trevor nervously went through everything he had already told Andrew. "I've been following up on some stuff on my own, talking to some other kids. Kevin and Ryan, they went to my school, it's a joint middle/high school. I didn't know them super well because they're way older than me. Kevin was graduating this year and Ryan already graduated a few years ago. But other kids knew them. Some of Kevin's friends have been talking since the incident... apparently he was bragging about having found a way to get a lot of money real quick. I think that is what got him killed. And don't say it's part of the drug thing, please. I know it isn't. It just wasn't like him."

Rob cast a glance at Andrew. "What do you think of this?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 03:53:02 PM
"Then I'll be sure to make extra special." Cal promised, kissing her before leading her to the bed. "You're beautiful, you know that?" He gently pulled her into his lap, tubing her back with his hands under her shirt.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 03:59:12 PM
"Well...I have to admit I think he's on to something," Andrew said, "Now that I'm thinking about it, the whole drug thing just doesn't seem right," he said, looking at Rob. "It's worth looking into I guess," he added
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 04:01:29 PM
"We should bring the police onto this," Rob said. "It's not ideal, and I wish you would have come forward sooner, but I don't see what we can do."

"But if the killer is still out there, what if they know I ratted on them?" Trevor asked. "That's why I haven't gone to them. I wanted to come to you, since you live here and own this building, you can do something!"

"Like what?" Rob asked. "I own the building, but I'm not a detective, and neither are my tenants."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 20, 2018, 04:06:12 PM
“You are not a disappointment,” she told Kassie hotly. “You never will be, got it? You are a strong, sexy woman.” She kissed her again.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 04:11:04 PM
"Mmmm," Jenny purred, running her own hands up along his chest, under his shirt.

"You don't think... that son of a-" Grayson exclaimed, already running for the stairs.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 04:12:02 PM
Andrew could see Trevor was afraid; he just wanted to do the right thing but was too scared. "Trevor, the police can handle this better than we can," he said gently, "and they can protect you, if it comes to that"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 04:18:52 PM
Kassie leaned into this kiss. "Maybe it's time we take this elsewhere? It seems your friends have already left the party," she said, looking out around the room.

--

"Grayson, wait!" Autumn said, running after him, wincing every few steps. She really wasn't supposed to be running yet.

--

"But what if the killer gets to me first?!" Trevor asked, panic rising in his voice. "I have a sister and a mom to think about too!"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 20, 2018, 04:19:56 PM
“My place is right upstairs,” Lexi purred, grasping her hand. “I don’t think anyone would notice us leave.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 04:20:21 PM
"Do you think the killer is someone that knows you?" Andrew asked, "Did they even see you in the coffee shop that day?" he asked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 04:20:33 PM
Cal undid her bra, still kissing her, then removed his shirt. His hands slid up the front of hers, as he lay back.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 04:30:50 PM
WHAT IS HAPPENING! AGHHHHH)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 04:36:09 PM
Jenny pulled her own shirt off, rolling on top of him before tugging at his jeans.

<**probably skip soon, unless we want Grayson to catch them in the middle of it**>

Grayson looked back and stopped, concerned for Autumn. He rushed over to her. "I can handle this myself, you go sit down."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 04:40:13 PM
(Hi Stina this is an alert generated by having too much excitement: you will see in time  ;) )

"I don't know," Trevor said. "I don't know, I don't know."

"Son," Rob said gently. "I think it's best if we go downstairs to the office and call the police. You can tell them there what you just told us, and I'm sure if they think you or your family is in danger, they will take you into protective custody."

"Are you sure? How do you know that whoever the killer is won't get to me first?"

"The police are good at their job, they keep us safe," Rob said. "And besides, what else are you going to do? Sit around at home and hope the killer doesn't come for you?"

Trevor was on the brink of tears. "I... I guess you're right," he said, defeated.

Rob nodded. "Andrew, do you mind joining us?" he asked apologetically. Rob hadn't known it would escalate this far; if he did, he would have taken it right away and not brought his tenant into this mix. He opened the door, leading their way out.

--

"Sounds good," Kassie said. She led Alexis out of the coffee shop and out to the stairs that led up to Alexis's apartment.

--

"I'm fine," Autumn said, a little out of breath. "But really, so what if they're doing it? She's a grown woman, Grayson, you can't just go barging in on them. That would just embarrass the fuck out of her. I mean come on, how did you feel when the cops walked in on us?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 20, 2018, 04:43:13 PM
Alexis led the way to her apartment, unlocking the door hurriedly. “We really haven’t spent much time in here together.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 04:43:30 PM
Removing his own jeans, Cal kissed her gently, leaning over her. "Ready?"

(Once you reply?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 04:44:22 PM
"This is different!" Grayson exclaimed. "She's my baby cousin and she's drunk and I'm supposed to be looking out for her."

Jenny wiggled out of her own pants, nodding firmly. "Ready."

<**and skip**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 04:47:14 PM
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO)

Andrew nodded, "of course," he said with no hesitation. Andrew could not help but feel protective of Trevor; he felt obligated to see this through until he knew the boy was safe. Andrew followed Rob out of his apartenment, locking it up once they were all out in the hall.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 04:51:56 PM
As Trevor followed Rob and Andrew down to the office, a pair of girls were making their way up the stairs. Tenants, he assumed. But as he looked at them, he realized that he recognized them. They had been there the day of the fire. But then, one girl looked far more familiar than the other...

Once they were downstairs with the office door safely closed and Rob getting ready to dial the police, Trevor asked the question: "who were those two girls in the hall?"

--

Kassie held Alexis's hand as they headed up to the apartment. Coming down in the opposite direction were Rob, Andrew, and a boy that she didn't know. He was giving her an odd look though, and it made her uncomfortable. Thankfully, the moment passed rather quickly, and the strange boy was gone. Even so, it left her feeling really uneasy.

--

"Do what you will," Autumn said. "But I really don't think she would appreciate it. You see it as best interests, but I'm telling you, she'll see it as being stupid over-protective."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 04:54:11 PM
"Was it good?" Cal asked, as he cuddled Jenny from behind.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 04:57:37 PM
"You mean Alexis and Kassie?" Andrew questioned, raising an eyebrow; why ask about them? "Alexis lives in this building; I work with her. Kassie is her girlfriend," he said, "...why?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 04:59:23 PM
Grayson lowered his head. "I'm just going to see if Cal knows where she is," he said, then darted up the stairs. He reached Cal's door and pounded on it, growing more and more agitated.

"It was a lot more painful than I thought it would be," she replied softly, with a frown. "Still nice, though." Then she heard the knocking. "Oh, who is that?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 05:03:29 PM
"Kassie..." Trevor said, mulling over the name. He had heard it somewhere before, but he didn't know where. "I just... she seemed familiar," he said.

"The police are on their way here," Rob said, having been on the phone in the corner. "You'll be able to tell them what your theory is."

--

Autumn followed him, a bit more slowly, but quick enough that she could follow him. She knew Grayson could be a bit temper prone if he got really agitated, and she'd hate to see another fight break out especially since the one with Andrew had just just been resolved.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 05:04:20 PM
"Dunnow...." Cal stood, and tugged on some pants. "You want more wine?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 05:08:50 PM
Grayson pounded on the door harder this time. "Cal! Calig-whatever! Have you seen my cousin?" he called desperately.

Jenny was about to accept his offer of wine when she heard the voice coming from the hall. "Oh, no," she murmured.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 05:09:17 PM
Andrew wasn't sure what to say about that other than, "well it wasn't either of them if that's what you're thinking," he said; it couldn't have been because he had been talking to the two of them when the fire was probably being started. Andrew frowned, unless there was something about Kassie's family she was hiding
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 05:11:15 PM
Cal was about to answer, when he saw Jenny's face. "Should I not tell him?" He asked softly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 05:15:54 PM
Jenny let out a deep sigh, then started grabbing her clothes. "We're not children sneaking around. Besides, he'd figure it out anyway."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 05:17:53 PM
"She's in here Gray." Cal turned back to her. "You don't have to leave if you don't want to."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 05:20:09 PM
"Maybe I'm wrong then," Trevor said. "It's been a long day." But it was still nagging at him. Still, he wasn't about to bring someone into this, especially if they were well known around here and innocent.

--

"Please don't start a fight," Autumn said after hearing Jenny was in there with Cal while leaning on the railing to catch her breath.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 05:21:52 PM
"She's... oh, hell no," Grayson exclaimed. "Jenn!" He then turned to Autumn, laughing bitterly. "Oh, I'm not looking to start a fight, but if someone throws one in my face you bet I'm gonna hit back," he said, pounding on the door again.

Jenny sighed, shaking her head as she got dressed. "It was fun, really, but I should probably go..."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 05:24:34 PM
"Ok. It's been nice to meet you Jenny." He kissed her cheek. "That is if your cousin dosen't skin me alive."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 05:25:34 PM
Andrew really wanted to believe Trevor was wrong but seeds of doubt had been planted. Kassie had been trying pretty hard to impress them all. "yeah..." he said, sounding unsure
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 05:30:54 PM
"It was definitely nice to get to know you," Jenny giggled, then she got up and slipped out the door, almost running into a very pissed off Grayson. "Oh, hey cuz!"

"Don't 'hey cuz' me," he snapped. "Why the hell did you go running off for? Do you realize how worried I was?" She started to interject, but he cut her off. "No, you could have at least told me! And you, Cal!" He said, louder so he could hear. "You could have told me you were taking her back to your place."

"Gray-Gray it's not a big deal-"

"It is a big deal. What if someone had taken you? You told me exactly what those threats were. You know exactly what those people would do had they gotten their hands on you."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 05:33:48 PM
Trevor couldn’t help himself. “What do you know about her?” He asked Andrew. He was sure he knew her.



Autumn watched awkwardly, but was also intrigued. What were these threats exactly? Grayson had said they were harm threats, but what were they exactly?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 05:37:43 PM
"I...." Andrew started, then closed his mouth, really thinking about it, "Not much I guess," Andrew admitted, "She's from a pretty well off family, that I know," he said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 05:42:45 PM
"I never considered it any of my business what you and Autumn do, so why is it any of yours if she decides she wants to have a but of fun?" Cal called back, walking to the door. "I never realized I was supposed to let you know whenever I felt like leaving the party early."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 05:44:10 PM
Oh fuck, he did not just say that, Autumn thought. She was pretty sure Jenny had no idea of the depth of her relationship with Grayson.



“Any idea what family?” Trevor asked. There had been a few well off kids at his school.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 05:48:23 PM
Andrew shook his head, "Sorry man, I really don't know," he said, "I don't think she's ever mentioned her last name...or maybe I just wasn't paying attention," he admitted.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 05:49:30 PM
A flash of absolutely fury crossed Grayson's face and he shoved Cal, hard. "Do you have any idea how scared I was for her? Yeah, you're right, what I do with Autumn is none of your business. But you sneaking off with Jenny while I'm supposed to keep her from being kidnapped or murdered is on a whole different god damn level!"

Jenny looked between the three of them, confused. "Autumn, you and Grayson...?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 05:54:28 PM
“We’re just friends,” Autumn said, trying to brush it off. It looked like Cal and Grayson were going to fight. She couldn’t help but milk over his words though. Murder? Kidnapping? That was some next level shit.



“Don’t worry about it,” Trevor said. It was probably nothing.

(Gotta go to bed now cuz I have an interview tomorrow! Night!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 05:56:07 PM
<**good night, and good luck!**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 20, 2018, 05:57:42 PM
(Danke!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 20, 2018, 05:58:20 PM
“Yeah, probably,” Andrew said, trying to brush it off. He didn’t want to start throwing accusations around again as it had not done any good the last time. He took a seat as they waited for the police, wishing he hadn’t been dragged into things.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 06:01:58 PM
<**lmao the police showing up when a fight is about to break out :P**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 06:04:36 PM
"Well how the hell was I supposed to know that?" Cal snapped. "She never mentioned it. YOU certainly didn't. We just wanted to have a little fun with someone who seemed nice." He stepped forward a little. "We were enjoying ourselves until you came banging on my door and shouting for th whole floor to hear!"

(Is Cassie related to/unvolved with the mob?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 20, 2018, 06:07:57 PM
Grayson set his jaw, wanting to punch the kid, but he restrained himself. "You're an asshole, you know that? You might think that I am, and oh, I definitely am, but you're certainly no better." He turned to leave, and Jenny followed behind.

"What a mess," she sighed.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 20, 2018, 06:16:14 PM
Cal stared at Grayson's retreating back. "I'm an asshole?" He asked aloud. Then to Autumn, "Sorry. Goodnight neghbor."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 20, 2018, 11:36:59 PM
Alexis rubbed Kassies back as they headed up the stairs and into her apartment. She seemed suddenly like she had a change in attitude. “You okay? You know that guy?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 21, 2018, 05:09:30 AM
"Gray, wait!" Jenny called as they neared his apartment. "Why are you so upset? I'm an adult, I can make my own choices!"

"I'm not upset," he snapped. "I was scared. I thought something had happened to you."

"But nothing did!" she exclaimed. "We just wanted to have a little fun, that's all. God, Gray, you're so embarrassing."

Grayson said nothing as he unlocked his apartment. Was he overreacting? Maybe. Didn't change the fact that he was pissed off at both of them.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 07:09:41 AM
Autumn stood awkwardly as Grayson stormed off, Jenny behind him. "Yeah, don't worry about it," she muttered to Cal, turning to head back down to the party.

--

"No, he was just giving me a weird look," Kassie said. There was something about his gaze that had made her uneasy; it was like he knew her from somewhere. "Just... uh, I don't know. It just felt weird. Let's just go to your apartment." As she walked in, she realized where she had seen the kid before. He had been lurking around during the fire and then he randomly showed up in this area. She had noticed him but she hadn't realized just how often he'd been around. "Hey, actually, I think I should call my parents, just in case it's a stalker," Kassie said. "I've had those before and I just want to be safe. Wait for me inside?"

--

The police arrived and were discreetly met by Rob across the street. After all, the party was still going, and he didn't want the grand re-opening to be tainted by police presence. He led the cops through the back door to the landlord office, where Andrew and Trevor were waiting. They went through procedurals, Trevor telling the police what he had seen, describing the man. The police seemed uninterested and unbelieving; they did not want to reopen the case.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 07:24:50 AM
Andrew was frustrated, seeing how disinterested the police were with Trevor's story.
"Isn't it worth looking into," Andrew said, "What if you have the wrong person? The murderer could be out there still!" he said.


(this just reminds me of the beginnings of a Cormoran strike novel...
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 07:29:50 AM
"Sir, I understand your concern," the policeman said, "but we don't just put people in jail on a whim. Ryan Miller came forward and admitted his involvement with the cartel and gave us names. If you've been following the news on it, then you know that Kevin Miller's death was an unfortunate accident where he was mistaken for his brother."

"But what about the man that I saw?" Trevor asked.

"The man you saw is probably one of the men we've arrested so far. You didn't see his face, so how could you know that he hasn't already been arrested?" the policeman asked irritably.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 21, 2018, 07:31:03 AM
<**so was it just a coincidence that the man he saw fits a description of Grayson? :P**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 07:31:55 AM
(I can't confirm or deny anything at this point in time)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 07:35:25 AM
Andrew glanced at Trevor, feeling awful because he couldn't argue with the policeman; he understood the process after all. "Trevor, he has a point, "Andrew said cautiously. Something wasn't sitting right with though, "Is it possible that Kevin's brother is covering up for someone more powerful?" he dared to ask

(lol that was my initial thought :P trust me, the thought also crossed Andrew's mind...again)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2018, 07:38:09 AM
Cal closed his door, poured another glass of wine, and started to play on his keyboard.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 07:42:35 AM
"It's unlikely," the policeman said. "He came forward willingly and has been forthcoming and open with his information, all of which has panned out. We believe that the loss of his brother was his true motivation to help the police. He hasn't made any indications that there is something larger at play."

Trevor was shaking now. This was exactly why he hadn't wanted to come forward. Nobody was going to believe him, he waited too long. "So that's it then? Case closed, I told you everything, and now I may be at risk too?"

The police shook his head. "You're not at risk, there is no evidence that would point to a larger conspiracy or to you being a target."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 07:57:43 AM
Andrew sighed and turned to Trevor, “hey, you did the right thing. No one is going to target you Trevor,” he assured him. M
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 08:08:24 AM
"We'll look into what you're saying, of course," the policeman said. "But for now, you should just go home and get back into your usual routine. At this point, I don't think you have any reason to worry."

Trevor nodded. "Thanks," he mumbled. He felt utterly defeated.

"If that's everything, we're going to get going," the policeman said.

"I'll show you out," Rob said. "Don't want anyone seeing you here; this party needs to be happy and not have police."

Rob led the police out of the room, leaving Trevor and Andrew together once more.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 21, 2018, 09:20:32 AM
<**should we skip to morning, soon? Unless you have more that you want to post for this scene? :p**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 09:35:44 AM
(I have one more thing and then I'm good for morning. Sorry Emma, gotta just put Alexis in her apartment as if she agreed for a moment, but you know why :P)

Kassie waited until Alexis was in her apartment before taking out her phone and dialling a number. The phone rang three times before a gruff male voice picked up. "Kassie?" the voice said.

"No, you don't get to call me by name," she hissed into the phone.

"I'm just surprised to hear from you, is all," the deep voice said lazily.

"You shouldn't be," she said. "You didn't do your goddamn job. It was supposed to be a quick one and done thing, an investigation and a rapid handling of your findings. Because you were sloppy, I have reason to believe that it's escalating. I need it handled, now."

She hung up the phone before he could argue. She was not going to be involved in this for any longer than was needed to be. She fixed a preppy smile back on her face again and walked into the apartment, looking at Alexis with a distinctive lust in her eye, ready to get on with the night.

(yup ok now ready to skip if everyone else is?)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2018, 09:39:16 AM
(Yep. If she's not mob, she's alphabet agency. Skipping is fun. Sometimes.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 10:03:42 AM
Ahhhhhhhh bad kassie!
I’m ready to skip)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 10:09:04 AM
Funny enough, the other apartment rp had the mob too.... :p)

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 10:11:24 AM
(I mean, I never said a mob was involved... :P )
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 10:14:17 AM
Then what’s going on!!!!!! Arrrrgggggg
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 10:26:01 AM
(That is a good question, what is going on? Life is happening I think! Ok skippy like lesser second tier peanut butter!)

Autumn woke up early the next morning. Now that the shop was back open, she had been scheduled for some shifts. Rob had told her to take a few more days to heal up, but she felt fine. She just couldn't run, but what running would she really have to do as a barista? She made her way downstairs to open up the shop, and when she got there, turned on one of the new TVs onto the news channel, catching the tail end of a segment on a boy named Trevor Bailey, who had committed suicide overnight.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 21, 2018, 10:39:27 AM
<**yo what the heeeeck**>

Morning in Grayson's apartment had been awkward. They were both hungover, both in a bad mood, and Jenny was clearly not over how overprotective Grayson had been. When he recieved a call from a client to meet for brunch he felt almost relieved.

"Hey, Jenn, I've got to head out for a work thing for a little while," he said as he started brushing his teeth. "You gonna be okay on your own?"

"Yeah, yeah," Jenny huffed. "I promise I won't run off and get captured or anything."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 10:41:32 AM
( >:D I'm ready for Stina's reaction)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 21, 2018, 10:42:40 AM
<**I'm probably gonna stop my plans for Gray now cause I don't wanna take any attention away from this wildness :P**>
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 10:43:29 AM
(Well you don't have to stop them! But if you wanted to, you could push it out so that it's right in line for the aftermath of this wild situation, which, you know, emotional turmoil is fun to inflict on these charries)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2018, 11:10:15 AM
Cal woke to Charlemagne licking his nose. Then to the hangover. "Gawwwd daaayyymmmit....." He roled slowly out of bed, showered and headed downstairs, falling into line for his coffee.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 11:26:57 AM
You know, I kinda had a feeling he was going to die :( now one sec, just turning my computer on)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 11:37:57 AM
Andrew had struggled, seeing Trevor off; the kid was just so scared. If anything did happen, Andrew would feel responsible.
When he woke in the morning, he got ready for work then headed down for a coffee on his way. As he stood in line, the news channel played the story again. He stared at the tv in horror, "Oh god," he said in disbelief, not for a second believing that Trevor would kill himself. Andrew felt like he was going to be sick; he'd promised Trevor everything would be alright...that he'd be okay. Now he was dead.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2018, 12:01:29 PM
"What?" Cal asked, turning bleary eyed and hungover to Andrew.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 12:16:11 PM
[Sorry guys, long day at work and then had to do my Christmas shopping! I'm back now]

Alexis woke up beside Kassie, smiling and pulling herself closer, running one hand down her arm. She felt over the moon with how things were going between them. Nothing could kill that high.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 01:12:23 PM
(classic storytelling move: the one with the answers has to die)

Autumn sent the person off with their coffee, and then saw Cal and Andrew in line next. "Hey guys," she said. She saw Andrew's reaction to the end of the clip. "What? Did you know him?"

--

Kassie was already awake, having been enjoying her first few moments of wakefulness watching a peacefully sleeping Alexis. It was just like a movie, where the sun was shining in through the window, lighting up Alexis's face. "Morning, beautiful," she said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 01:19:26 PM
Andrew finally pulled his eyes away from the tv, looking at Autumn with a fearful expression. "yes," Andrew said simply, looking around the shop; he didn't want to say anything about the previous evening in such a public place. He really didn't know who to trust anymore, "not here," he whispered, shaking his head. "The usual, please," he requested.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 01:20:17 PM
Alexis smiled up at her, still half asleep. “You been awake long?” She asked in a soft voice, moving to sit up.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 01:23:55 PM
"Sure," Autumn said, thinking fast. She wrote the order down, and then under it, wrote, 'my apartment? if you're not busy?' and then pushed it towards Andrew. "This is your order, right?" She looked at him. It was a yes or no answer, that was all she needed.

--

Kassie smiled, stroking her thumb across Alexis's thigh. "Not that long," she said. "I just like watching you sleep. You're so cute."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 21, 2018, 01:25:44 PM
Grayson had left his spare key for Jenny, and when she got bored of flipping through the channels on tv she opted instead to head downstairs to grab coffee and a bite to eat.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2018, 01:26:21 PM
"Morning Autumn." Cal stepped up to the counter. "The strongest you're legally alowed to make it please."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 01:28:19 PM
Andrew looked at the note briefly, then back at her "Yes," he replied and paid for his coffee. Andrew was very on edge, and it clearly showed. He wished he hadn't gotten involved at all!
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 01:32:54 PM
(Story of Andrew's life LOL)

"Sure thing, Cal," Autumn said. She then nodded at Andrew, and then went about putting the coffee orders in the back, noticing as Jenny walked in. It was weird now without Kevin; there were two new staff now in his place, one in back and one up front that Autumn was training. She pulled the one new girl, Lauren, a perky college student, aside and told her to take over for a few moments so that she could take a "personal" moment. With that, Autumn sneakily made her way back up to her apartment.

Lauren went up to the counter to continue with the morning orders.

(yo does someone else wanna play Lauren for like the two seconds she's around just cuz I already have a bunch of secondary characters to deal with? Quick bio: Lauren is a college student, has a boyfriend, lives with her parents. That's all I got. Oh, and she's preppy and perky.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 01:37:32 PM
Alexis blushed and pressed a quick kiss to Kassies cheek. “I don’t have any food in my apartment right now, want to get breakfast at the coffee shop?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 01:40:09 PM
Once Andrew had his coffee, he headed back up the stairs to Autumn's apartement. He couldn't stop thinking about poor Trevor; the look of fear in his eyes when he finally left the coffee shop. Andrew wished he could have done more to help him; maybe he could have done something differently to save the kid. Andrew stopped outside Autumn's door and knocked, looking around nervously.

Sorry, yeah I'll do it)

Lauren was happy to take over for Autumn. She took orders of the next few people in line and handed out the orders of Autumn's friends.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2018, 01:54:34 PM
(Sure.)

"Thanks." Cal stumbled over towards a table. "Morning Jenny." He said, sipping his coffee.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 01:56:23 PM
(brilliant, thanks Stina)

Autumn opened the door, having been waiting. She let him in, and closed the door. "What is it? Why the secrecy?"

--

"Or," Kassie said, not really wanting to go down to the shop, "We could go get some classic New York bagels from the bakery and eat in the park? Unless, of course, you really want to go to the shop downstairs."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 02:02:06 PM
do you need her for anything specific?)

Andrew proceeded to pace back and forth, running his hands through his hair, "that kid. God, I can't believe he's dead!," Andrew said, stopping to look at Autumn in a panic; he told her everything that had happened the previous evening after she'd gone off with Grayson.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 02:04:26 PM
(nah she's a periphery character; for now she's just serving whoever comes in, i just have too many charries to keep track of)

"Holy shit," Autumn said when Andrew was finished. "So... shit. Okay. Do you think that this was a cover up, that he was right and the killer was still out there and that that killer got to him?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 02:07:08 PM
Alexis smiled, pulling a shirt on as she got up to get ready. “I’d like that. That same place we always go to?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 02:19:45 PM
"I don't know! maybe?" Andrew said, "I just don't think the kid would have gone and killed himself. He was so scared that someone was going to hurt him because he talked. He wouldn't do this," Andrew said firmly. "Someone killed him, I just know it," Andrew said, "but I don't understand how the killer  found out. The only people that knew we me, Rob and the police"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 02:26:16 PM
"You said you went to Rob's office, right? There were a lot of people here last night, did you guys maybe bump into someone?" Autumn asked.

--

"Sure," Kassie said. "That sounds like it'd be great. Let me just get dressed. Can't go out looking all naked! I mean, I could, and I'm sure you'd like that, but I don't think the general public would."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 02:31:36 PM
Alexis grinned and looked her up and down. “Yes, you know I’d enjoy that.” She ran a brush through her hair and finished getting ready. “Alright, Let’s get a good New York bagel.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 02:31:57 PM
"Well yeah..." Andrew started, then grew quiet as he remembered the strange interaction Trevor had had with Kassie. "We ran into Alexis and Kassie, Trevor seemed to know he from somewhere but he couldn't figure it out," Andrew said, "You don't think she..."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 02:46:33 PM
"Kassie?" Autumn wanted to say no, but then stopped. Though Autumn liked Kassie, there were these little ticks that she had noticed, as recently as last night. Kassie had egged on the conversation of Andrew's car accident a little insensitively once she had found out about that, and she'd noticed little things like that on other occasions too. They were always easy to explain away, but it did make her wonder. "Maybe we should talk to Alexis," she suggested. "We could go up to her apartment."

--

Kassie grinned. She grabbed her cell phone and saw she had a message from a blocked number. "Ah, on second thought, do you mind if I use your shower first?" she asked. "I kinda feel smelly."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 02:53:31 PM
"What if Kassie is there?" Andrew said nervously, "If she's behind this, we have to be careful how we go about this," Andrew said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 03:00:51 PM
"If she's there then we'll have to figure something out, like, one of us will have to distract her. I can do that if you want since you know more about this stuff than me. Or, if you wanted to, you could take Kassie and I could talk to Alexis. But either way, I think it's important that we see what Alexis thinks about all of this, since she's closest to Kassie," Autumn said.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 03:01:15 PM
Alexis nodded. "Oh, yeah go ahead. I'll just be in the kitchen," she said softly. She had work she could do while she waited.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 03:08:20 PM
Andrew was uncertain but it would be good to get Alexis' thoughts, "Alright...fine," he relented, "I'll take Kassie, you take Alexis?" he suggested.

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 21, 2018, 03:12:27 PM
(Sure.)

"Thanks." Cal stumbled over towards a table. "Morning Jenny." He said, sipping his coffee.
Jenny had ordered a sugar and cream-filled concoction and was waiting at the counter for it to be ready. "Good morning Cal," she muttered, rubbing her temples.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 03:13:25 PM
Kassie nodded and headed into the bathroom, turning the shower and bathroom fan on. She took her phone back out and played the message through. The husky voice on the other end assured her that it had been managed, but she felt the need to call back regardless. And so, she dialled.

--

"Sounds good," Autumn said. "Let's go." She lead the way to Alexis's apartment and knocked on the door.

Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 03:17:18 PM
Andrew couldn't help but to pace as they waited for Alexis to answer the door; he hated this whole situation.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 03:26:33 PM
Alexis had just started working when she heard the door. Confused because she wasn’t expecting anybody, she went and opened it. She was shocked to see Autumn and Andrew standing there. “Uh, hi guys.” It was a little early for guests.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 03:39:56 PM
Andrew stopped pacing when Alexis opened the door, "Oh, hey Alexis," he said, "So uh...is Kassie with you?" he asked quietly.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 03:42:02 PM
Alexis got a bad feeling from the way he was talking. Raising an eyebrow she responded, "She's just in the shower, why?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 03:46:45 PM
"Do you mind just... popping out here in the hall with us for a second?" Autumn asked. She knew how bad this looked.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2018, 03:48:07 PM
Cal glanced at Jenny. "Care to join me?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 03:50:44 PM
Now on the defensive, Alexis crossed her arms and stepped out into the hallway with them, closing the door behind her. "What the hell is this about?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 03:55:43 PM
Andrew felt uneasy about even talking to Alexis about Kassie. What if she freaked and blabbed to Kassie right after?
"Do you remember that kid I was with yesterday when you and Kassie walked by us?" he asked
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 21, 2018, 03:58:24 PM
Jenny recieved her coffee and gladly sipped on it as though it were a miracle elixir. "I mean I was just planning on going through all of Gray-Gray's movie collection alone, but yeah, I'll join you."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 03:58:53 PM
"Yeah..." she said slowly, thinking back. The kid Kassie thought could be a stalker. "What about him?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 04:02:11 PM
"Okay listen, don't freak out just yet, but that kid... he's dead," Autumn said quietly. "I know, I know, that's the worst thing to say don't freak out to. But... well, we were just wondering, has Kassie seemed off to you? Like... has she ever said anything... done anything... like, unusual?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 04:07:40 PM
"Well, I mean...no no of course not!" she hissed back at them, ignoring the moments that were conjured up in her head. "That's just plain ridiculous. What exactly are you accusing my girlfriend of?" Was it because she was gay? And here she thought her neighbours understood. She thought they were friends.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2018, 04:10:24 PM
Cal smiled briefly, then winced at the pounding in his head. "Deiumerci for coffee." He groaned. "I'm definitely not a morning person." He sipped and leaned his elbows on the table. "Hell of an evening huh?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 04:12:49 PM
"No, we aren't accusing her," Autumn said. Well, they kind of were. "It's just that you two were the last people outside of Andrew and Rob to see this kid, the kid knew Kassie, and honestly, last night, she was way too into the sob stories."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 04:14:09 PM
"That's just how she is," Alexis said. "That doesn't mean she would kill someone," she said in disgust. "Jesus, do you guys really dislike her that much?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 04:16:05 PM
"I like her fine, I think she's been so good for you," Autumn said. "And I want to be wrong, believe me. But if there is any chance at all that something might be up..."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 04:17:20 PM
She wilted a little, frowning. She didn't want to think anything bad about Kassie. "I mean, she's said some questionable things. But I don't think that makes her a killer. She just has difficulty with emotions I think."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 04:17:59 PM
This caught Autumn's attention. Maybe she hadn't been the only one to notice. "Questionable how?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 21, 2018, 04:20:24 PM
"You could say that again," Jenny sighed, taking a seat at one of the booths. "Guess I really couldn't handle my alcohol as well as I thought."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 04:22:04 PM
"Her grandmother died the other day, and it was like she had no reaction," Alexis muttered. "Just stuff like that. And then with that kid last night, she was acting all weird around him. She said she thought he could be a stalker though!" She felt like a terrible girlfriend for even saying those things.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2018, 04:25:56 PM
"You may have to build up a tolerance for it." Cal shrugged. "Do you regret it?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 04:30:57 PM
"That's..." Autumn didn't know what to say. Even if Kassie and her grandmother weren't close, that still sounded problematic. "Is there anything else?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 04:32:56 PM
Alexis waved her hand in the air. “Not much, I just know she grew up kind of a troublemaker. She had a weird childhood. She couldn’t have done anything though, I’m sure. She’s not capable of it.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 21, 2018, 04:33:04 PM
Jenny shook her head. "Not at all. It was fun to let loose and go a little wild for once. That's why I was excited about coming to the city."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 04:34:31 PM
"There's so much we don't know about her Alexis; we don't know what she's capable of. She could just be a very good actress," he pointed out
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 04:37:14 PM
“Listen, she’s a lesbian, not a goddamn monster,” Alexis snapped. “I think I know my girlfriend a little better than you. Besides, you don’t even have any evidence of foul play.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2018, 04:40:02 PM
"Bit of a bummer that Grayson interupted. But that's what familys do, interupt when you're having fun, am I right?' He took a deeper drink of his coffee.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 21, 2018, 04:43:10 PM
"Well I mean, we were finished, weren't we?" Jenny replied. "Not much else to do except go to sleep once all the fun's over."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 04:44:11 PM
Kassie had finished up on the call and had turned the water off and changed. She had made her way back out into the room, only to realize that Alexis was nowhere to be seen. But... she could hear her. She made her way to the front door, listening carefully.

"There's so much we don't know about her Alexis; we don't know what she's capable of. She could just be a very good actress," she heard a male voice say. Andrew.

“Listen, she’s a lesbian, not a goddamn monster,” Alexis snapped. “I think I know my girlfriend a little better than you. Besides, you don’t even have any evidence of foul play.”

Well, at least Alexis defended her. But Andrew, he knew too much. It was unfortunate, but this may just have to come to an end now, if she wanted to make it through this. And then, she would handle her associate later. She opened went to her coat and pulled out a small, unregistered handgun, and then went back to the door. She had the gun behind her, and she opened the door, a look of innocence on her face.

"What's this about foul play?" she asked, letting the innocence seep into her voice.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 04:48:34 PM
Alexis jumped to see her girlfriend there, the doubt having managed to seep into the back of her mind. “Kass,” She said. “That was a quick shower.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 04:49:21 PM
(oh geez :O)

Andrew's eyes widened as Kassie stepped into the hall; how much had she overheard?
"Nothing," he said too quickly. From her expression it seemed like she hadn't heard that much but he was on edge nonetheless.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2018, 04:49:59 PM
"Maybe, depends on how tired you felt. We could have talked, drank, I could have made you those brownies, or played music for you. Another round if we both felt like it...." He shrugged. "Dosen't really matter."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 04:52:32 PM
"Yeah, turns out I didn't really need to shower," Kassie said. She was eyeing Andrew and Autumn intently. "I mean, I heard something about me being an actress, a lesbian, and a monster. The second one is very true, that much you all know, but I'm more curious about what the first and third are about."

Autumn just stood there, staring back at Kassie. She had a really bad feeling.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 04:54:26 PM
Alexis frowned, glancing at the other two. “I’m sorry, hun, they were just leaving.” She gave the two a pointed look. “Just some stupid conspiracy theories that have no basis in truth.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 04:56:42 PM
"I love a good conspiracy theory!" Kassie said. "I think I want to hear it."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 04:58:02 PM
Her brow furrowed. “They just thought that that boy we saw last night didn’t actually commit suicide. They think someone killed him.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 05:01:11 PM
Again, Andrew wished he hadn't gotten involved; a common theme in his life. He always got involved though.
Something about Kassie felt very wrong and he did not like it, "We are just...concerned," he said carefully, "you and Alexis were the only ones that saw us yesterday"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 21, 2018, 05:02:21 PM
[i gotta go to bed now, try not to go too far without me!]
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 05:03:50 PM
"That's unfortunate about the boy," Kassie said, still unsure of whether or not she had to act. Andrew knew too much, but maybe he didn't know as much as she had initially thought. "How do Alexis and I play into this though? Are you accusing us of something?"

You, Autumn thought uneasily. We're accusing you.


(usbgouagnosgusgbno nnuuuuu fine we'll have to wait for tomorrow most likely for the fireworks)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 05:08:21 PM
Andrew knew he was going to regret saying anything; Autumn was being smart, staying quiet.
"All I know is this kid shows up saying he saw someone in the coffee shop the night of the fire; that he doesn't think Kevin was mistakenly killed by a drug cartel. And now he's dead," Andrew said, "and he seemed to know you."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 05:10:52 PM
Kassie nodded, dropping the facade. It was time. "I wish you hadn't said that," she said. "It just makes things more complicated than they need to be." She reached brought the hand that she had behind her back - the hand that was holding the gun - and moved it so that it was at her hip now, pointed towards Andrew. "I suggest we all go back into the apartment," she said. "We don't want to wake up the neighbours."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 05:24:14 PM
(Oh Andrew, you walked right into that :P)

The moment the words left his mouth, Andrew felt regret. Then, Kassie was pointing a gun at him and all his fears were confirmed. He stared at the gun and felt an odd sense of calm wash over him, "There is no need for that," he replied, keeping his eyes on Kassie
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 21, 2018, 05:24:45 PM
<**it's absolutely killing me that Jenny and Cal are just having a normal conversation downstairs while shit's going down**>

"Mmm that would have been nice," Jenny replied as she sipped some more of her coffee.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 05:27:04 PM
(Given that Alexis would react to her girlfriend pulling a gun, I'd say now's a good time to pause until tomorrow. Sound good? And dw, Grayson'll be back in action soon ;) I'm glad this is finally happening tho me and Emma have been sitting on this since the fire happened LOL

EDIT THAT HAPPENED ON PAGE 26 WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR OVER 100 PAGES WTF)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 05:30:58 PM
THE PATIENCE! *applause*)
this is going to torture me until tomorrow!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 21, 2018, 05:33:59 PM
(Yeah, absolutely insane. By the way Mara, what day of the week is it?)

"I could make you something else if you like." He offered. "Breakfast? Or did you mean another round?" He half teased.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 21, 2018, 05:37:12 PM
(Wanted to play the long game lol. Also, feel like it’s a weekday because let’s screw everyone over more.)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 21, 2018, 05:39:25 PM
yeah, Andrew and Alexis and totally late for work...
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 22, 2018, 12:13:08 AM
Alexis stifled a gasp, staring at the gun and her girlfriend in horror. “Kassie...” she said, lip trembling. It was all true?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Eraisuithiel on December 22, 2018, 05:02:09 AM
"Breakfast would be nice," Jenny replied with a coy smile.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 22, 2018, 05:19:22 AM
Kassie gave a sympathetic look in Alexis’s direction. “I’m sorry,” she said. “I really didn’t want it to go this way. I really do love you.” She gestured for them to enter the apartment.

Autumn cast a glance at Andrew and Alexis. It was probably best that they listen. She kept a straight face, but all she could think about was the last time she had been approached with a weapon.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 22, 2018, 05:47:40 AM
Alexis stepped into the apartment, eyes wide with fear. “Kassie this isn’t necessary,” she begged.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 22, 2018, 06:01:28 AM
be back at lunch!)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: ChaoticRhymer on December 22, 2018, 06:20:56 AM
"Pancakes? " Cal asked, standing.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 22, 2018, 07:23:09 AM
Andrew looked back at Autumn apologetically; he shouldn't have dragged her into this mess. He knew if Kassie did try to hurt them, he would do whatever necessary to keep her unharmed.
He cautiously followed them into the apartement, trying to come up with some kind of plan to get them out of the situation unscathed. His phone was in his back pocket; if he could just reach for it and dial 911...
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 22, 2018, 07:25:41 AM
(Andrew is such a Gryffindor)

"It is," Kassie said, once they were all inside. She closed the door behind them, keeping her gun on Andrew lazily. "He knows too much. I guess you all do now, but you can all blame him for his incredibly nosiness into business that doesn't concern him." She noticed Andrew reaching for his phone and her expression sharpened. She raised her gun to his head. "Give that to me."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 22, 2018, 07:31:40 AM
yes, yes he is :P)

Damn. Andrew's glared as he pulled out his phone and reluctantly handed it over; if he had only waited for a better moment. "When a terrified kid comes to me for help, it becomes my business," he replied. He eyed the gun, wondering if she would actually use it. "What are you going to do? Shoot us? The whole building will hear" Andrew said
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 22, 2018, 07:36:17 AM
"That's entirely up to you," Kassie said. "Either behave yourselves while we wait for my associate, or I shoot you. With option A, at least you have a chance to survive. Option is direct death."

Autumn steeled herself. "What's your associate going to do to us?" managed to muster.

"He's going to help me pack you all up so that we can go somewhere where we can all talk, like nice grown ups."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 22, 2018, 07:40:48 AM
Andrew did not like either option. If they agreed to go with Kassie and her associate, they could be killed with no one around to hear. If they stayed, Kassie would probably shoot them but maybe someone would hear and call the police. "And what happens after we talk?" Andrew said, stalling. Maybe Autumn's coworker would get concerned with Autumn being gone for so long.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 22, 2018, 07:46:05 AM
"We assess," Kassie said. She didn't elaborate further than that, there was no need. She glanced at her phone, where there was a message saying that her associate was stuck in traffic. "Sit," she said, gesturing to the couch. "Standing, it's just so edgy."

Autumn watched her carefully before moving to sit on the couch.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 22, 2018, 07:59:35 AM
Andrew sat on the couch, glaring intensely at kassie. What a mess they were in!

(Lunch over :()
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 22, 2018, 09:42:38 AM
Alexis sat on the couch stiffly, eyes locked on Kassie in horror. She felt utterly betrayed, but even more she felt stupid. She’s been dating a - a What? A murderer? “How could you do this?” She burst out,” at her. “I thought you were a good person! I defended you!”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 22, 2018, 10:00:16 AM
Kassie felt a bit of shock. "I am a good person," she said. "You have no idea what's going on. He was blackmailing me, it had to be dealt with, I had no choice."

Blackmail? Autumn thought.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 22, 2018, 10:05:45 AM
"So you had him killed? I'm sorry but that's not what a "good person" does," Andrew fired back; he didn't care what he reason was. It didn't make murder alright. "Why don't you enlighten us more?" he said, "Why was he blackmailing you?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 22, 2018, 10:24:06 AM
Now she was getting agitated. How dare he accuse her of being a bad person when he didn't even know her? "He was blackmailing me for thousands of dollars," she hissed. "Kevin was very unexpected that way. I have to say I didn't expect that from him."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 22, 2018, 10:26:42 AM
"That still doesn't excuse you from killing him!" Andrew exclaimed, not caring if he was pissing her off. He was angry. Trevor was dead because of this. It wasn't right
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 22, 2018, 10:50:03 AM
"Well I didn't kill him," Kassie spat in his direction. "I had him killed, there is a distinct difference, and it was self-defence."
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 22, 2018, 11:35:46 AM
Andrew shook his head in disbelief, "You gave the order, you killed him! It's that simple," Andrew said, "And what about Trevor? Was that self-defence?"
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 22, 2018, 11:40:19 AM
“Kassie,” Alexis said in a broken voice. “If you’re such a good person, what kind of dirt did he have on you?” She wanted so desperately for there to be a reasonable explanation.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 22, 2018, 11:41:36 AM
Andrew is going to lose it soon :P)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 22, 2018, 01:39:22 PM
“Trevor wasn’t handled according to plan,” Kassie said, a bit remorsefully. “He was in the wrong place at the wrong time and I’m taking proper disciplinary action. As for Kevin,” she looked at Alexis. “I knew his brother, Ryan, through a mutual friend. Ryan peddled some pretty mediocre drugs to some mediocre people, but I had better connections. We teamed up. It was just high school shit, nothing serious. And then I graduated and we drifted and that was that. Kevin and I happened to meet at a party one day, and I thought he was older. I never really kept track of the age difference between him and Ryan. I even confirmed it with Kevin, he said he was 18. Well, he wasn’t.” She said the last words bitterly. “He was sixteen. It happened a couple of times before I finally clused in, stupid me. Of course, I said it could never happen again, and he agreed. Didn’t hear from him. Fast forward two years and now here we are, after he demanded ten thousand dollars or else he would out me as a child molester.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 22, 2018, 01:51:10 PM
Andrew could not argue that blackmail was wrong, but what she had done to deal with the situation was exponentially worse. "Explanation aside, you're still a murderer," Andrew spat out angrily, "and I can promise that you won't get away with this" he said. Probably not the wisest thing to say to someone with gun but he was just so angry that Trevor had to die
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 22, 2018, 01:53:15 PM
“I’m not exactly sure what you think you’re going to do about it,” Kassie said. “I’m the one with a gun.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 22, 2018, 02:06:19 PM
Andrew shut his mouth, a glare permanently etched upon his face. One way or another he was going to get them out of this and Kassie would face the consequences for what she did.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 22, 2018, 02:41:48 PM
Alexis stood abruptly, praying to god that Kassie hadn’t been lying when she said she loved her. She stepped in front of the gun. “Kassie just put the gun down, it isn’t too late.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 22, 2018, 02:56:35 PM
Kassie gave Alexis a sad look. “I’m sorry, love,” she said. She kept the gun on Andrew. “I can’t have him running around telling everything.”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 22, 2018, 03:09:54 PM
Alexis didn’t feel confident enough to reach out for Kassie, so she simply shook her head and sat down. “So you’re just going to take us somewhere quiet to kill us?”
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 22, 2018, 03:12:21 PM
Kassie shook her head, giving a small but reassuring smile to Alexis. “I’m not gonna kill you, honey,” she said. As she did this, she lowered her gun ever so slightly.

(Ok Stina Andrew has a window for full Gryffindor)
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 22, 2018, 03:19:24 PM
Oh he's so on it!)

Andrew saw her lower the gun, distracted by Alexis. If he could just get that gun away from her, he could overpower her. They could escape. Andrew sprang up from the couch suddenly and launched himself at Kassie in an attempt to wrestle the gun out of her hands.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 22, 2018, 03:26:16 PM
Kassie saw Andrew lunge at her before he was able to make it and raised the gun, shooting him in the shoulder. The gun had a muffler, so even though the shot rang out, it was much quieter than would be expected. “That was a warning shot,” she said. “Now sit down and don’t keep trying to be a fucking hero.”

Autumn watched wide eyed as Andrew a super hit. She moved over towards him. “Are you okay?” It was a stupid question, but what else could she ask?
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Emma-la on December 22, 2018, 03:32:28 PM
Alexis gasped and reached out for Andrew. She didn’t think it was smart to point out to Kassie that she had no intention of lying for her. She was deranged if she thought they could live our life together after all of this.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: kristina-la on December 22, 2018, 03:36:54 PM
Andrew's eyes grew wide as the bullet store through his shoulder; he crumbled to the ground, leaning against the couch. The pain was so horrible he thought he'd pass out, "No, god no," Andrew said in reply to Autumn.
Title: Re: New York, New York
Post by: Mara-la on December 22, 2018, 03:45:50 PM
Autumn reached out and touched the side of Andrew’s shoulder, away from the wound. She had no idea whether or not it was a bad wound. Gunshots were one thing she fortunately hadn’t had to work with, that was, until now. She turned to Kassie. “I hope the whole building heard that gun go off,