vorrutyer: (Backpfeifengesicht 3)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-15 02:00 am (UTC)(link)
[ He lets her take it. He shifts self-consciously, then says - ]

Will it suffice to say that I...like you?
vorbratta: (rule number three)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-15 02:05 am (UTC)(link)
[ sonia's chest tightens a little at that, but she doesn't show it, just tilting her head and raising her eyebrows slightly. she brushes a lock of hair away from her face, tucking it behind her ear.

keep talking, byerly. ]
vorrutyer: (sweaty)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-15 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
[ By looks over. Apparently not. Apparently that isn't sufficient.

Well. He looks down, half-shrugs. ]


This will sound quite idiotic, I suppose. But I...have a certain fondness for people who are...very kind. And you are very kind.
vorbratta: (this is how to be a heartbreaker)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-15 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
[ something wrenches in her at that -- yes, i was being so very kind when i hit you over and over and over again -- she swallows and forces that thought away, her cheeks slightly hot. a certain fondness, he'd said. she closes a hand over his. ]

What's so idiotic about that?
vorrutyer: (god honestly what is this guy's face)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-15 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
Hm. Perhaps not so idiotic. I don't know.

[ He smiles down at their joined hands, shrugs one-shouldered. ]

In my normal circles, that sort of confession would be thoroughly mocked as base sentimentalism.
vorbratta: (that's why my heart is skipping triplets)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-15 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
[ that smile gets a flutter out of her chest, a stab of relief. for just a moment, this conversation feels...normal. ]

Well, you're not in your normal circles. [ she manages a small smile, too, even around the lump in her throat. ] And I have a taste for base sentimentalism.
vorrutyer: (world-weary (and smug))

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-15 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
It seems that I do too. In spite of the image I want to maintain. You'll keep it a secret, won't you? My soft spot for goodness.
vorbratta: (get your hands in it)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-15 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
I shan't breathe a word.

[ her mouth twitches into a slightly wider smile, but the tension in her chest nearly breaks, and she buries her face in his arm, wrapping hers around it. she sucks in a sharp breath, squeezing her eyes shut. ]

Will you keep a secret for me too?
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vorrutyer: (punchable intensity)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-15 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
[ Uncertain, with pain squeezing at his chest, he reaches up with his free hand to stroke her hair. ]

Of course.
vorbratta: (i'm an ordinary citizen)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-15 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
Don't --

[ her throat seizes, and she can't quite get it out. she swallows. ]

Don't tell anyone what happened that first day. About what I did to you. I don't -- I don't want anyone else to know.
vorrutyer: (punchable intensity)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-15 02:34 am (UTC)(link)
[ Uncertainly - ]

What you did to...Hitting me, you mean?
vorbratta: (this is how to be a heartbreaker)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-15 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
[ she clutches his arm a little tighter. quietly: ]

Yes.
vorrutyer: (sweaty)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-15 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
I had thought that was...cathartic for you.
vorbratta: (but never on your sleeve)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-15 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
[ her stomach goes a little cold. cathartic isn't a word she'd have thought to use. but he isn't wrong. and he's being honest with her, which is asking a lot of him. she shouldn't be anything less than honest with him. sonia presses her cheek to his arm. ]

It... [ it's her struggling now, trying to pull some truth out of herself. her voice goes smaller. ] It was. But I wish it wasn't. I wish I hadn't done it. There was no reason for it. None at all. And I don't...I don't want anyone else knowing I could do something like that.
vorrutyer: (punchable intensity)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
[ He looks down. ]

But you were not doing anything...wrong.
vorbratta: (rule number three)

what perfect timing i literally just got home

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
[ her brows draw down, her mouth pinched -- a little childish-looking, with how she's been crying, but no less serious. ]

Why? Because you wanted me to?
vorrutyer: (respectable)

I know, I'm stalking you

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
Because I - had wronged you. Have wronged you.
vorbratta: (you better be the first to run)

i KNEW that was you at my window!

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
[ sonia pulls back slightly to give him a look. it's the same look she always gives him when she's convinced he's spouting bullshit, but wants to see where he's going with it so she can trace it back to the source, whatever wellspring of bullshit he's pulling from to self-justify. ]

So you thought you needed to be beaten for it?
vorrutyer: (attentive)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
[ His brows draw down. He looks stressed. ]

What I wanted wasn't...relevant. It was just what you wanted.
vorbratta: (stick my head out)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
[ welcome to the club, byerly. sonia looks so stressed she might fall apart, but she's holding herself together just with that look at byerly, red-rimmed eyes not quite narrowed, but uncomfortably steady. ]

So you came that day to give me what I wanted?
vorrutyer: (annoyed and/or stressed)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
[ He...can't quite hold her gaze. ]

I came for...a few reasons. To check on you, mostly.
vorbratta: (a sucker says what)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
[ sonia knows that acts of cruelty were a part of his cover. it's a bitter pill, but not too big for her to swallow. she's barrayaran enough to sympathize with that. but still her lips purse, gaze flattening slightly. ]

To check on me.
vorrutyer: (serious)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 01:33 am (UTC)(link)
Yes.

[ He doesn't look up. ]

I was...worried.
vorbratta: (get your hands in it)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
[ she doesn't think he's lying, is the thing. he's just...being byerly about it. sonia's eyes don't leave his face. ]

Worried?
vorrutyer: (haughty (and smug))

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 01:44 am (UTC)(link)
Yes. About you. Whether you'd been hurt. Whether you were - all right.

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