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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #75 on: June 25, 2018, 05:11:54 PM »
Jocelyn sighed contently as Prism rolled off her slender legs. "Oh sweet release." Those feathers also conveniently stopped tickling her stomach too--finally! Oh never mind, they're back on her arm again. At least this time they didn't tickle. "No, you're fine, Prism. And honestly, I don't mind letting you taking the mickey out of me if it means you're happy." There's a unrestrained smile on Jocelyn's face as she gazes down at the Faunus. "I did promise to pamper the absolute heck out of you, after all."
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #76 on: June 25, 2018, 05:56:43 PM »
Prism returns the gaze with a similar lopsided smile, a happy look on her face before yawning and stretching her arms out overhead. "I won't argue with that last part, but c'mon - I like to think I'm a nice person enough to be considerate of you too, you've at least told me enough." Prism comments, settling back down onto the grass and staring up at the early-morning sky. "Honestly though, you're too sweet for your own good sometimes, Josie. I'm going to choke on sugar any day now."
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #77 on: June 26, 2018, 03:50:17 PM »
"You will if you keep on downing those energy drinks more than you drink water." Jocelyn snorted, though her smile remained on her face. If anything, it got larger and wider. "Thanks for the compliment, Prism--though it really should be natural. Everyone should treat each other this way." Taking an identical stance to Prism's, she gazes upwards, her eyes squinting in the bright sunlight. "If only that world existed."

Remaining that way for a few moments, she props herself up on one elbow, pushing her rifle to one side and caressing Prism's arm. "But I have you to do that to. That's more than enough for me now."
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #78 on: June 27, 2018, 01:33:22 AM »
Prism makes a faux-protesting sound, nudging Jocelyn with her wing again. "Hey, don't knock the energy drinks! I wouldn't be awake enough to actually talk to you half the time without them." She jokes, grinning at her in response - though Jocelyn's next words remove the smile, putting on a face of nostalgic contemplation. ]"And yeah, I wish it was - but that's part of why we're here. We're supposed to make the world a better place."

The touch on her arm makes Prism jump slightly though, turning to Jocelyn. "F-fair enough, I guess." She stutters slightly, giving Jocelyn another sweet grin before lying back onto the grass, still obviously unused to the affection. She stares back at the sky, trying to distract herself and to keep pink from blooming on her cheeks, but the gentle touch and sweet words make thoughts race. "You're going to make a girl or guy or whatever really happy someday, you know that?" She blurts, before biting her lip as she realizes what she just said.
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #79 on: June 27, 2018, 09:40:37 AM »
"Aww, that's sweet of you, Prism. Thanks, but..." Jocelyn assumes a pondering expression, one finger in the centre of her lips like an philosopher about to deliver a world-changing speech. "So long as you're happy, I'm happy too. That'll always be the case. And nothing will make me more delighted than seeing you smiling." The innocent, cheerful expression on her face is reminiscent of childhood memories, of people who have succeeded in their goal, but most of all it looks like her brother's.

"If I can make people happy and unhurt, then that's what I'll dedicate my life to serving. A noble cause."
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #80 on: June 27, 2018, 01:29:36 PM »
Prism blinked a couple times at the expression on Jocelyn's face - the resemblance between her and Setsuna was astounding sometimes, and she'd only known the guy for a few minutes. She listens carefully to Jocelyn's declarations, a happy grin on her face at her teammate's determination alongside a pretty blush to her cheeks. "You know, you're going to need to tone it down a bit, I'm going to pass away overdosing on your sweetness at this rate." Prism jokes. "But seriously, that's an amazing determination to have, and an amazing reason to become a huntress. You'll gonna save a lot of lives someday, not to mention the ones you're already helping."
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #81 on: June 28, 2018, 03:28:10 AM »
"A good way to die, eh? Final thoughts of everything soft and sweet." Jocelyn fires back, putting a little bit of Prism's tone of rebuke into those words. However, after saying that, her face took on a more melancholy and muted expression. "I thought I asked you not to joke about that before. Besides, all of you know that if ever anyone in the team were in danger of dying, I would gladly sacrifice myself to ensure your safety." A moment of silence ensues before she continues. "That applies to everyone, but especially to people I care about. Including my family, my team, and especially you."
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #82 on: June 28, 2018, 04:06:19 PM »
There's a slightly pregnant pause as Prism processes Jocelyn's sudden change in tone, before the corner of her mouth quirks down. She fucked up, damnit. The bird shuffled slightly to the side, sitting up and turning to face Jocelyn, a weirdly neutral expression on her face. "I'm sorry." Were the first words out of her mouth, her tone going soft. "I'm... still getting used to someone being so complementary of me, and humor's a bit of a... defense mechanism? Your... well, kindness, is something I haven't had in a friend. In a long while. So sometimes I'm going to slip up and try to rebuke it like that automatically, but I should've put more thought into the words, so- yeah. I'm sorry."

There's another beat of silence as Prism stares at the grass, before that soft voice speaks up again, her tone lined by a certain amount of conviction. "But I need you to realize you aren't alone too, Jocelyn. I understand the aspect of wanting to sacrafice yourself for others, I..." There's a brief falter as Prism's voice falters, before it comes back, less sure than before. "I know that too well. But don't sacrifice yourself for people who don't need saving when you could help each other out of hell, instead."
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #83 on: July 02, 2018, 05:18:36 AM »
Jocelyn processes Prism's words with an emotion within her that's all too familiar to her ever since she made that fateful decision to be what she was now; uncertainty. "I can't." The words are out of her mouth before she can stop them. "There's no choosing who to save when you're in my line of work. You can't just pick one person and say 'That's the person who gets to live. Everyone else can just die.' I can't do that."

The girl hugs her knees to her chest, shrinking in on herself. "You think I don't want to help people who deserve it more. Everyone wants their loved ones to be saved and blames the medics when they choose a stranger over the person they want healed." There's an audible quake to her voice now, alongside a subtle trembling in her body. "You say I'll save a lot of lives. But for each one I save, I'm sacrificing countless others that I could have saved in favour of that one person. I want to believe that what you said is true with all my heart. But I just can't." Her final word comes out as a plea as she buries her face under her arms--Prism's clearly struck a nerve, and a sensitive one at that.

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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #84 on: July 02, 2018, 05:06:10 PM »
Well, fuck. Attempting to make things better just made things worse. Prism approaches the situation carefully, scooting over and reaching out to place a comforting hand on Jocelyn's arm. "Hey, hey. That's not what I said - or well, if it was, I'm apparently really bad at conveying the right message. What I'm trying to say, is like-" She pauses, rubbing the back of her head as she considers her words. Okay, hopefully this'll make sense. "...you always talk about sacrificing yourself for the people you love. You Antiquas have this big thing for honor apparently, and I can see it in your brother, in you- wanting to save all of these people. I didn't want to imply that you're going to play favorites, and I don't want you too either, I... want you to remember you're not alone."

The hummingbird faunus pauses for a moment. The words she wants to say are heavy on her tongue, but heartfelt declarations seem to be the proper course of action right now in order to comfort Jocelyn. "Jocelyn, when it comes to saving loved ones - what I was trying to say is let us fight with you. Don't martyr yourself for the the people who don't need one - just let us help each other to be around to save more innocent lives later down the line, okay?" Prism finishes carefully, hoping her semi-desperate words conveyed the right message.
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #85 on: July 04, 2018, 10:15:33 AM »
She so nearly flinched away when Prism laid that hand on her arm, partially fearing that she would physically be forced out of her protective cradle like she'd done to Prism multiple times during her flashbacks. Instead, Jocelyn was slowly drawn out by her teammate's kind and comforting words, not brought to tears but lingering on the verge. "Y-yeah. Yeah, I'm not alone. I have my family, my friends, my team...you." she mumbled.

Eventually, the slightly distraught girl felt secure enough to extract herself from her self-built cover. "...Sorry for making such a big deal out of this."
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #86 on: July 04, 2018, 03:04:08 PM »
Prism shakes her head, snorting softly, rubbing her hand up and down Jocelyn's arm. She's hoping the physical contact is helping, but she'll pull away if it looks like Jocelyn reacts any worse than the initial flinch. "I should be the one apologizing. I'm not good with words, and the last thing I wanted to do is get you so upset. I'm sorry that happened." She gently murmurs, her eyes still downcast - the guilt's lingering, even if she managed to calm her down.

"Do you think you'll be okay now?"
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #87 on: July 13, 2018, 10:39:47 PM »
"Y-yeah, I think I will." A moment passes before Jocelyn suddenly bursts out into ironic laughter, both bitter and humorous. "It's funny, isn't it? How each time we spend time with just us, we manage to bring each other to tears, bring up horrible memories, or learn something heartbreaking." she remarks sarcastically, but with no intent of rebuke. "There's something really wrong with us, you know that."

Reaching over, she grasps Prism's arm, thumb and forefinger encircling her slender wrist. "We're both really bad at using words, it seems. Never a moment when either of us isn't comforting the other."
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #88 on: July 13, 2018, 11:36:30 PM »
There's a pained expression on Prism's face at Jocelyn's laugh, flinching slightly at her words. Unfortunately, what she's saying rings true, but Prism offers up her arm regardless, trying to slip her fingers to intertwine with Jocelyn's. "...I mean, hey. There's nobody I'd rather have to deal with these moments with. I can always trust you'll be there to pick up the pieces, and I can promise I'll be around as long as I can for you." Prism says faintly, nudging her friend with her wing again.

"We're... overdramatic teenagers training to save the world. I've got PTSD and an out-of-control semblance, you're genuinely the most empathetic person I've ever met, it's... it's going to happen. We'll both still make mistakes, with words, but - hey, progress. Neither of us cried this time!"
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Re: A Morning on the Range [Closed]
« Reply #89 on: July 27, 2018, 07:23:08 PM »
At that, Jocelyn forced a small, strained smile.  "Progress, indeed." There's a small pause as the medic lets go of Prism's arm as reluctantly as she would let a lifeline go, but then hesitantly spreads her arms wide. "Prism, would you, uhh...could you give me a hug, please? I think I need one right now." Jocelyn stammered, a light blush creeping up her cheeks. "I think we both need some comfort right now."
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