mindgooshed: (➢ ... Ouroboros.)
➢ Barnaby Brooks Jr. ([personal profile] mindgooshed) wrote2011-12-20 03:56 am

.oo3 // ACTION + VOICE (the night of the 19th; ANGST PART 1 OF 2.)


[ well. this time of year is pretty tough for barnaby. and by 'pretty tough' i mean 'basically entirely awful'. the past few years had been a bit better than usual -- he'd been distracted by ouroboros, and becoming a hero, and no doubt kotetsu's influence had been a factor not that he'd ever admit it, but now?

he has a lot to think about.

maverick's betrayal. samantha's death. the knowledge that his life was, for all intents and purposes, one big lie. the weight of it all has yet to come crashing down on him, but it's beginning to creep in at the corners of his consciousness. regardless, more than anything, he's thinking about his parents. coming back from the draft to the sight of all the snow and lights is somewhat .. jarring. he's been so distracted by everything and anything that barnaby hardly noticed the season creeping up on him until he's been all but punched in the face by it.

so here he stands in the early-evening dark, looking up at the broad face of community housing one, watching the lights blink merrily down at him. they're so pretty, but he can't help but hate them. ]


[ an hour or so later he's tucked back into his apartment, the journal open on his bed as he rests his chin in one hand, and swirls a tall glass of rosé wine in the other. ]

I don't suppose there's much of a night-life here, is there?
shadedsunlight: (Somedays all I do is watch the sky)


[personal profile] shadedsunlight 2011-12-20 09:11 am (UTC)(link)
There's the bar, Seventh Heaven, and the nightclub, Cloud Nine, though things might be a bit slower with the draft and the recent blizzard.


[identity profile] mindgooshed.livejournal.com 2011-12-21 01:21 am (UTC)(link)
.. I see. Thank you.

[ city boy don't fit in well hurr. 8|a ]
shadedsunlight: (I was trying to remember your name)


[personal profile] shadedsunlight 2011-12-21 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
You're welcome. Sorry if you're looking for more, but small village life, you mostly find your own entertainment.


[identity profile] mindgooshed.livejournal.com 2011-12-21 01:32 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not looking for entertainment. I didn't mean to be unclear, I apologize - I'm simply .. well, I'm still adjusting. It's very quiet here at night, and I'm not really used to it yet.
shadedsunlight: (We hope everything works out)


[personal profile] shadedsunlight 2011-12-21 01:34 am (UTC)(link)
Don't worry, it's understandable. Sorry if I sounded curt. More of a city guy, I take it?


[identity profile] mindgooshed.livejournal.com 2011-12-21 04:59 am (UTC)(link)
You didn't. And yes; I've lived in a big city my entire life. This is definitely an .. adjustment.

[ and by that he means he kind of hates it. ]


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wildkotetsu: (Default)

[Action] because I can't quit you I guess or something

[personal profile] wildkotetsu 2011-12-20 10:49 am (UTC)(link)
[Suddenly a window on Community Housing 1 opens up, and a familiar ojisan leans on the windowsill—unnoticed, for a while, he's quiet enough. He doesn't know what Barnaby is thinking, but... he has ideas of what's going on in that head of his. He finally speaks up.]

Looks like they redecorated while we were gone.

it's okay i get it, i can't quit me either

[identity profile] mindgooshed.livejournal.com 2011-12-21 01:24 am (UTC)(link)
[ and he's snapped from his reverie quite suddenly, when kotetsu's voice cuts through the night. barnaby jerks his chin up, silent for a moment, before he shifts uncomfortably, snow crunching beneath his footfalls. ]

Seems so.

[ he makes his way to the doors, kicking the snow off of his boots. ]
wildkotetsu: (BORED → Train rides)

[personal profile] wildkotetsu 2011-12-21 12:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[Kotetsu just turns his sight to the village and forest beyond, thoughtful. Hrm.]

... Oi, you wanna help me get these icicles down from the roofs? They could fall of and hurt someone, y'know.

[Since he... was thinking maybe that would help you out. Focusing on something, that is.]

[identity profile] mindgooshed.livejournal.com 2011-12-22 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
[ yeah, focusing on something is nice. he can appreciate that. it's better than being drilled with questions, after all, and a weak smile flashes over his features. ]

No, thank you. [ but after a beat: ] .. but I'll gladly watch you do it.
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[personal profile] wildkotetsu 2011-12-23 06:29 am (UTC)(link)
... [DEADPAN LOOK OF DISAPPROVAL.] What, you wanna watch to see if I fall on my ass?

[identity profile] mindgooshed.livejournal.com 2011-12-23 06:31 am (UTC)(link)
[ hey look a smile. a nice one, too. ]

Someone has to be down here to catch you when you fall, Kotetsu.

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[identity profile] mikangirl.livejournal.com 2011-12-20 01:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Depends what takes your fancy.

[So helpful.]

[identity profile] mindgooshed.livejournal.com 2011-12-21 01:28 am (UTC)(link)
Nothing particular. [ pause. ] I don't necessarily want something to do; I'm just not accustomed to my nights being so .. quiet.

[identity profile] mikangirl.livejournal.com 2011-12-22 04:10 am (UTC)(link)

It's the problem of living in a village with only a couple hundred people. Especially in weather like this. If anyone goes anywhere, it'll be to the bar or something.

It's a bit livelier in summer.

[identity profile] mindgooshed.livejournal.com 2011-12-23 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
[ .. livelier, huh. yeah sure. ]

Mm, well it's still a far cry from Sternbild.

[identity profile] mikangirl.livejournal.com 2011-12-23 07:34 am (UTC)(link)
It's not too bad to me. I grew up in a village around the size of this one.

What's Sternbild like?

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[personal profile] rashness 2011-12-20 02:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[And then the door to C1 open and a teenager stepped outside to look around. He seems a bit dazed because, well, he may or may not be getting cold. Mostly not, but it's still sort of cold outside. But wow... right outside the building that's-

-A real life pretty boy? Well. Pretty man.

Sneeze. A loud obnoxious sneeze]

[identity profile] mindgooshed.livejournal.com 2011-12-21 01:31 am (UTC)(link)

and that sneeze all but shatters his depressed reverie. barnaby casts a casual glance toward the offender, but he's not feeling up to the whole Pretend To Be Polite thing tonight. so he says nothing at all, and just moves off toward the front doors. moment passed. ]
rashness: (Mowed you lawn)

[personal profile] rashness 2011-12-22 06:38 am (UTC)(link)
[That was a weird moment. Rin barely notices though and...

...Walks on past. Stuff to do and people to meet! ...Well, more like just going out for Secret Training, hence his sword bungle and small bag of candles but.

/troll short thread]

[identity profile] mindgooshed.livejournal.com 2011-12-23 01:28 am (UTC)(link)
[ YEAH THAT WAS AWKWARD well whatever he's just gonna

go inside now...

goodbye .............. ]


[identity profile] mush-monarch.livejournal.com 2011-12-22 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[Peach is just strolling around. With the cold weather, she doesn't go out all that much, but she decides it would be nice to see the decorations and do some shopping.

And then she spots a somewhat familiar face.]

Ah, good evening Mr. Brooks. [She offers him a smile.]


[identity profile] mindgooshed.livejournal.com 2011-12-23 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
[ oh, he was so distracted that he didn't even notice her approaching. snapping from his reverie, barnaby straightens and glances toward her. ]

Oh .. I'm sorry, I didn't see you there.


[identity profile] mush-monarch.livejournal.com 2011-12-25 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Not a problem. [She smiles and takes a look at the lights and the decorations.]

This is such a beautiful time of the year, don't you think so?


[identity profile] mindgooshed.livejournal.com 2011-12-26 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[ and barnaby's eyes are drawn back as well, but he isn't smiling. his expression is smooth, hard, unreadable. ]

I suppose.