hallelujahpilot: (outside (and still wary))
[personal profile] hallelujahpilot
It's getting warmer outside by the lake, but it's still cool enough for the urban, southern born-and-bred Trudy to justify wearing a jacket. A leather one, dark red and oddly subtle. Of course, just to prove to herself that she's still a Marine, and thus up to any hardships, she's wearing shorts instead of jeans.

Always her combat boots, though. Nearly always. Even when Carl took her off to his world, she mostly wore her combat boots. Something of home in an Earth that wasn't hers. Scotland was there, too. Like here. Unlike here, Carl was there. He isn't here at the moment.

Because she drank the last of his coffee to make sure he walked out his door. He needed to go, she knows that. And she knows that he isn't going to war, at least not exactly. Aid agency, ask for help.

And where, genius, do they most need someone like Carl? War, famine, refugee camps, could get himself killed and-

"Shut up," Trudy snarls to herself, kicking at the ground angrily. Only it's not ground, not exactly - flower bed. Seeing that, she takes a deep breath and then lets it out, trying to exhale her nerves along with used air. She's been off-balance since he left-

No, since before that. Since the night before, when they'd agreed to talk things over in three years, assuming both were accounted for. She'd never even lived with anyone before, not outside family and barracks, and he promised her-

Well, she could say no. Or yes. Or things might work out, or not. But either way, any way, that's still no excuse to kick someone's garden.

Sighing, she crouches down and starts to fix the dark soil as best she can, gathering it up from the grass and smoothing it over.

Date: 2011-03-24 03:01 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger teasing)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
Spring is here and Demeter feels truly like herself again.

She and Kore have been gardening and finding that easy place with each other that makes Spring such a joy.

A door surprises her in the potting shed and she walks out to see how Spring is in Milliways and smiles when she sees Trudy, "Are you doing some planting?"

Date: 2011-03-24 03:10 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger smirk)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
Her dress hasn't changed, its the same simple green but now there's no dark shawl over it,

"What then exactly? I'm glad to help. This is a day for starting things growing."

Date: 2011-03-24 03:15 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger shifting woman)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"It doesn't look like you wrecked it that much, plants are hardy. What's distracting you, Trudy?"

Demeter doesn't think she's seen her this unsure before.

Date: 2011-03-24 03:19 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger kiss on the cheek)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"I shift in the Spring. I forget that not everyone knows me at first and I'm still just Demeter,"

Ma'am always feels like its meant for Hera not her.

Date: 2011-03-24 03:22 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger shifting woman)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"Yes, my daughter returned. She hasn't been a kid in a very long time. Do you want to talk about what's on your mind?"

Date: 2011-03-24 03:28 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger creator)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
Demeter smiles but it fades quickly,

"That's true, but I try not to let Kore know that. It makes her just sigh at me. You're probably not. If something's worry you then it is."

Date: 2011-03-24 03:36 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger teasing)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"I do, he's a good man. Though I think I embarrassed him when we first met. I asked if he and his friend Jack were a something since it was when there were all those condoms about,"

Demeter still thinks that they would make a cute couple and she also can't see Trudy minding the three of them doing something.

Date: 2011-03-24 03:40 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger shifting woman)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"They did, but then I've always been good at making men turn colors,"

She let it rest but its good to see Trudy smiling.

Date: 2011-03-24 03:56 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger lost in golden hair)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"Its not now, its a promise for someday. You live very much in the now so I can see why it might be a strange thing to think of. The unknown is terrifying and your life is dangerous. What's the longest you've ever been with someone?"

Settling down is difficult especially when moving becomes natural and Demeter thinks that's what's scaring Trudy. She just wants Trudy to figure that tout.

Date: 2011-03-24 04:40 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger shifting woman)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"This is all very new for you. I know as a soldier you have little control of where and when you are. This would be a change?"

Date: 2011-03-24 04:50 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger serene)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"Do you want it? It sounds like you don't have to say yes, but if you don't want it there's no point in tying yourself in knots about it."

Date: 2011-03-24 05:02 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger shifting woman)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"Then start there. Its not going to happen now so details will come with time. Instead think about the possibilities, give yourself time to get used to the idea."

Date: 2011-03-24 05:24 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger goddess)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"No, I've never married or truly settled with anyone and I've had chances. Just remember that having a home doesn't mean its where you have to be."

Date: 2011-03-24 10:47 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger shifting woman)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"Then take your time. He won't rush you and you don't have to hurry. Get used to the idea, come it as you want to and because of who he is, its going to be there whenever you're ready."

Date: 2011-03-24 10:58 pm (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger smirk)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"Its not ridiculous, its natural. Don't feel bad for that."

Date: 2011-03-25 12:41 am (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger teasing)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
Demeter leans closer to her and whispers,

"You're allowed to. I won't tell."

Date: 2011-03-25 12:47 am (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger happiness)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
Which just makes Demeter grin at her and put a yellow crocus in her hair.

Date: 2011-03-25 12:54 am (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger kiss on the cheek)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"Of course you can. After all, a home's what you make it and you can make Carl do the weeding."

Date: 2011-03-25 01:03 am (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger sensual)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"If you ever want some practice, you can come visit."

Date: 2011-03-25 01:07 am (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger teasing)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"Provence, we have a lot of land and a big house."

Date: 2011-03-25 01:12 am (UTC)
wheatencrown: (wheat and sea)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"Yes, we're close to the sea."

Date: 2011-03-25 01:15 am (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger serene)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"You can stay as long you need to,"

Demeter likes providing safe spaces for people, its something she's good at.

Date: 2011-03-25 01:30 am (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger creator)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"I'd like that."

Date: 2011-03-26 12:16 am (UTC)
wheatencrown: (younger shifting woman)
From: [personal profile] wheatencrown
"I'm just glad I can help you."

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