|I Moderate (i_moderate) wrote in we_archive,|
@ 2006-07-31 15:13:00
|Entry tags:||jennie-lynn hayden, kyle rayner|
i_turngreen Girl seeks boy... (tag Kyle)
Characters: Jennie, Kyle
Location: Kyle's apartment
She had been back in the City for three days now. Long enough to see that, while things were ever-changing, they still felt pretty much the same.
Sure, the landmarks moved, and people even popped in and out. But there was something comforting about consistency, even if the only constant was change.
She'd had yet to run into Kyle, though she had run into some of her old co-workers, who made snide comments about her stint in rehab. Most likely the cover story made up to explain her disappearance from work, she'd thought with indifference.
Didn't matter, really. They would think what they would. The job didn't matter. Her public image didn't matter.
Really, all she wanted was to be left alone to do her own thing, not to live the City's version of Jennie's life.
And what she wanted right now was to find Kyle. She still worried about this Kyle, worried that he hadn't made it back from whatever task he'd been doing when he'd left that letter.
She needed to reassure herself.
And moreover, she needed to talk to him. She missed her Kyle, but she'd missed the Kyle that lived here too.
And so she headed to the most sensible place to find him-his apartment.
Finding it locked and empty, she sat down outside the door, hoping he wasn't out patrolling-meaning he would come in through the window, and not through the door. But it was broad daylight, so this made the most sense. She reached in her bag for a magazine, busying herself with it while she waited for him.
From: i_imagine Date: 08/02/2006 18:33:03
Work was somewhat tedious these days. The reporters were stressed and overworked and couldn't understand why the artists were basically sitting around, legs kicked up on their desks, laughing with each other as they sketched. Artists were much more relaxed types in general, but even some of the reporter's tension had seeped over into their small section of lightboards and pencils.
Kyle was looking forward to getting out of the office either way. Frank would have coffee waiting for him and then he could go up to his place. Maybe take a nap until around nine.
It took about a half hour, but he made it back to Frank's and grabbed the coffee that was indeed waiting for him before going up to his apartment. There was the usual fumbling at the door for his keys, the usual thinking he'd left them at the office, and then the usual finding of the keys and breathing a sigh of relief.
He finally got in and then proceeded to nearly drop his coffee. That would have just made him cry.
"Jennie? Hey... I..." He'd had invited her to sit down, but it appeared she was already doing that. "Hi."
From: i_turngreen Date: 08/02/2006 20:10:38
She quickly got to her feet as he appeared at the door, nervously wringing her hands.
"I'm sorry. I... let myself in," she murmured, eyes shifting downwards apologetically. She really shouldn't have. After all, he very well could have been bringing a girlfriend home, or... well, nearly dropping his coffee.
"I..." she looked down, still feeling incredibly out of place. "I just got back into town, and I wanted to make sure you were okay."
From: i_imagine Date: 08/03/2006 09:31:00
"Oh." That was nice of her, sweet. He hadn't seen her since Dream had taken him on the field trip from Hell. Literally. He'd have loved to see her afterward, but it hadn't happened. He'd worried, but after learning of the City's nature, it's tricky pulling in and letting go, he'd figured that was what had happened.
But here she was, back. Kyle grinned slightly, even though he was still a little more than surprised. He set his paper cup of coffee down on the table by the door, sans coaster, and dropped his files down on the floor where he usually did. He wasn't one for crazy amounts of cleanliness.
"I am. Alright, I mean," he said awkwardly. "How're you? Erm.. since getting back?"
From: i_turngreen Date: 08/03/2006 11:03:44
"That's good," she said, glancing up and smiling encouragingly at him.
"Me?" she squeaked. Hm. How to answer that question. She had been shuffled back to her reality only to find bliss with, well, an older version of the man before her. And now, here she was, back where she'd started.
But he was here. And he was okay. That was what mattered.
"To be honest, my head's still spinning from it all. But hopefully, I'm here to stay this time. Or, well, I'd be happy to just stay in one place. Any place."
Her brow furrowed in concern.
"You left me a note, just before I disappeared. What happened with that?" her brow furrowed in concern, even as she eyed him appraisingly, as though making certain that all of his body parts were intact.
"Clearly you survived whatever it was, but, uh... what was it? And are you sure you're okay?"
From: i_imagine Date: 08/09/2006 20:09:59
"Oh. Yeah, yeah, it was great. Just your average trip to Hell. I met the God of Dreams and everything." He managed a grin for her, a real one. "He wanted to get his girlfriend back. And... help save the world, but there was a girl involved too."
He could look back on it now and laugh. Sort of. One didn't really laugh at going to Hell. Kyle never wanted to go back there, he'd even started going to church every Sunday like the good Catholic he'd been raised to be. Now he wasn't sure what was worse: not going and not believing, or going and not truely believing. He didn't know, but he was putting in the best efforts, really!
"I'm fine, really. I actually got out of it pretty alright," Kyle said with a shrug. "It was nice to be wanted for once. Even if it was, y'know, to go to Hell." he smirked.
From: i_turngreen Date: 08/09/2006 20:24:21
"He wanted to get his girlfriend back. And... help save the world, but there was a girl involved too."
She looked at him with a half-smile. "Isn't it always about a girl?"
"I'm fine, really. I actually got out of it pretty alright,"
Instinctively, she stepped towards him. Hell and a God of Dreams? It was amazing he'd come out of it all right. She had to stomp on her instinct to reach out to him.
"It was nice to be wanted for once. Even if it was, y'know, to go to Hell."
"For once?" she said with a muffled laugh. And then, just as quickly, she took a step back and turned her head away from him.
"I'm sure you'd be surprised how many girls are admiring you from afar, Kyle."
From: i_imagine Date: 08/09/2006 21:07:47
Kyle gave her a look clearing showing just what kind of BS he thought her last comment was.
He was the dorky artistic doufus. Girls did not admire him. Girls walked by him, took one look at his paintstained pants and snickered to their friends. That wasn't really what he considered admiration.
"I don't remember you being that funny when your dad first introduced us," he said with a smirk. Still, flattery. I'm not going to complain. Do you want something to drink?"
From: i_turngreen Date: 08/09/2006 21:11:46
She gave him a dirty look.
"So, I'm what, chopped liver?" she said, but then quickly went along with his subject change, flushing slightly.
"Something to drink would be nice. What do you have?"