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Have a slight, pale woman with red hair. She's sitting in one of the… 
9th-Nov-2009 03:41 pm
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Have a slight, pale woman with red hair. She's sitting in one of the chairs, her knees drawn up to her chest, looking at her ring finger on her left hand. There's a mark there, where a ring has obviously resided for some time. There's no ring there any longer.

It had been a long time since his last visit, and Penny had been thinking, over countless sleepless, silent nights. He didn't remember her when they weren't together. And she sincerely hoped that he was finding happiness, somehow. Even if it meant with someone else.

That's why one evening she had found herself beside the fountain, holding the "wedding" ring in the palm of her hand. She couldn't wear it anymore. He wasn't hers anymore. She had to accept that.

So she had swallowed back tears as she bent down and pressed her lips to the glittering object. Whispering, she said she loved him, said goodbye, then tossed the ring into the fountain.

Now she's here, with the question closest to her heart.

"How do you let go?"
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10th-Nov-2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
One reply comes in a quiet, gravelly, but gentle voice. The owner of said voice isn't immediately visible because he happens to be hiding behind something just over there.

"That often depends on what you're letting go of.?
10th-Nov-2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
Penny looks up, over toward the voice, but can't see who spoke.

"Someone," she said softly. "A man I love, very much." Then, even softer, and very gently. "Where are you?"
10th-Nov-2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
"That... is hard. You have to do it every day. And...." There's a slight rustle behind the corner of the nearby building. "I'm... I'm over here."
10th-Nov-2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
"It is," she replied, and paused for a moment before continuing.

"Can I come closer? I don't want to make you uncomfortable..."
10th-Nov-2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
"I... don't want to scare you. Because that's scary."
10th-Nov-2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
"Why would you scare me?"
10th-Nov-2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
"Because I'm not human, and I'm rather large." He resists the urge to peek.
10th-Nov-2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
"I try not to judge people based on what they look like. I've had friends with wings, with green skin..."

She stands, and approaches his hiding place carefully.

"I promise, I won't be afraid."
11th-Nov-2009 04:27 am (UTC)
Startled red optics peer down at her from an alien face that holds an unmistakable gentleness.
11th-Nov-2009 04:30 am (UTC)
She looks up at him, without fear.

"Hello," she says softly, and reaches out a hand to him.
11th-Nov-2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
His own fear is only a fought back glimmer in his optics as he settles down on his knees so as to not tower over her so much. "Hello."

One clawed hand comes out, but then curls and hesitates. He's spoken to humans before, but not very often, and he's afraid of hurting her.
11th-Nov-2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
She sees that hesitant hand, that slight fear in his eyes, and her heart goes out to him.

"Hey," she says softly, as she comes closer, and takes his hand. "See? It's okay."
11th-Nov-2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
A slight smile shows in his optics, disarmingly childlike for something so large and potentially deadly.

"Thank you," he says quietly. "I'm usually not this bad anymore. But something startled me earlier."
11th-Nov-2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
"No problem. You're so sweet."

She cradled his hand in hers, and tilted her head with concern.

"What startled you?"
11th-Nov-2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
He seems to blush slightly. "Blackout poked me."
11th-Nov-2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
"Who's Blackout?"
11th-Nov-2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
"She's my friend's mother. But she's rather... well... frightening. And good at sneaking up on people."
11th-Nov-2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
"Oh. Is she big, like you?"

Penny stroked his hand a little to comfort him.
11th-Nov-2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
"She's twice my height." He looks at her hands, and then glances around to make sure that the friendly but intimidating femme isn't in the area.
11th-Nov-2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
Penny's eyes boggle just a bit at that.

"Twice? Oh my. Is she dangerous?"
11th-Nov-2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
He blinks at that. "Of course she is. But she doesn't hurt organics."
11th-Nov-2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
"Organics?"

She had to smile a little at that.

"I've never been called that before. Why doesn't she hurt organics?"
11th-Nov-2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
A pause as he considers the truth, and the reason Blackout gives. He decides to preserve her reputation, though saying it makes him shudder.

"She doesn't like things squished between her toes."
11th-Nov-2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
You wouldn't think it possible for Penny to be any more pale than she is usually.

You'd be wrong.

She goes white.

"Oh," she says in a tiny voice.
11th-Nov-2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
The Seeker's face drops into a sad expression, and he takes his hand away from Penny's to close it around her in a gently comforting hug. "I'm sorry."
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