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eccedentesiast (n): one who fakes a smile

“it was a feeling just beyond fear and somewhere to the left of sadness. tired, but not the kind of tired that sleep fixes. it was dark and gloomy, and yet, it didn't seem that things would get any better if the lights were turned up. ”

malia ☓ 19 ☓ aphrodite.

parkerrvalentine:

Tears prick his eyes as he holds onto his crying sister, but he blinks them away. “Mal, I can’t be mad at you. I’m mad at the situation, mad at the gods, mad at the goddamn world, but not mad at you. I understand why you wanted to leave, but you aren’t going to. The only thing that has me slightly annoyed with you, is that you weren’t gonna tell me.”

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For some reason, what Parker says only makes her feel worse, and she doesn’t respond for a while. Eventually she calms down and pulls away to wipe her eyes. “I’m sorry.” she says quietly. “I didn’t want to upset you.”

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parkerrvalentine:

He’s quiet for a moment, and then pulls her into a tight hug. He’s a bit angry, but he speaks softly and gently to her. “Mal, you didn’t do it. You changed your mind. You don’t have to be sorry, you didn’t do it.” He tries swallow a knot him his throat.

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She doesn’t fight the hug, and even wraps her arms around Parker as she cries into his chest. She shakes her head. “N- no. No, Parker. You should be mad at me.”

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julianmiles:

"No idea. Pick one for me?"

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"Okay!" Malia looks around and then walks over to a large pure white pegasi and pats its neck. "Take Adonis. He’s super cool and loves to go fast. Sometimes he likes to play some pranks, though, but I think you can handle it.”

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parkerrvalentine:

He furrows his brow a bit. “Mal, don’t cry. What’re ya talkin about?”

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"After tonight. I was going to have one last day with you then have Felix pick me up and leave." She starts crying in earnest. "But I couldn’t go through with it. I’m sorry."

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parkerrvalentine:

"Don’t say that Mal, you’re like, the best sister ever. No. No "like" there, you are the best sister ever.” After a second thought he mutters, “Just don’t let Kelsey know.”

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"No, I’m not." she says, shaking her head. Tears start forming in her eyes. "I lied to you. I was going to leave."

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parkerrvalentine:

He doesn’t complain, hugging her back for as long as she needs him to hug her for, when she speaks, he shakes his head. “No, Mal, I love your hugs. It’s fine.”

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"No, I mean… I’m sorry." She looks away from him. "I’m the worst sister ever."

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julianmiles:

"You can still see them every week."

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She pauses. “Yeah, of course I can.” She shakes her head. “Anyway, who are you taking out?”

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parkerrvalentine:

He returns the hug. He’s a bit caught off guard by the show of affection, but just smiles. “I love you too Mal.”

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Malia doesn’t let go of him for a long time, but then just as suddenly she pulls away. “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t be doing this.”

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julianmiles:

"Wait, why?"

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"Oh, I’m stepping down from teaching this class. It really only needs one teacher."

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parkerrvalentine:

He squeezes her hand back and smiles. “Yeah, I understand. It’s all good.” He grins, swinging their hands a bit. “Of course. When don’t we have fun when we’re together?”

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Malia laughs. “Never.”

She looks up at her brother, then wraps her arms around his waist. “I love you.” she murmurs into the fabric of his shirt.

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julianmiles:

He grins at her. When they reach the stables, he looks at he pegasi. “Wow I haven’t ridden on one in forever.”

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Malia walks over to a pegasi and strokes its nose. “Yeah, they’re great. I’m gonna miss seeing them every week.”

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parkerrvalentine:

"Like, excited and happy and skipping." He shrugs a bit. "You’ve been kind, I dunno, down in the dumps lately I guess."

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"Oh." She shrugs again. "I dunno. I’ve been stressed out I guess." She squeezes his hand. "But not tonight, okay? Tonight we’re just gonna have a lot of fun."

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parkerrvalentine:

He holds her hand and even skips a bit with her. He laughs. “I’m glad ta see ya like this.”

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"Like what?"

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