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.
vorbratta: (set it up and tear it down)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 01:49 am (UTC)(link)
[ she does falter a second, biting her lips together. she knows she had hit him first. but once was all she wanted, and even then she hadn't liked the way the urge had just overtaken her. but she hadn't wanted to do it again. ]

Were they not...telling you anything?
vorrutyer: (super broody)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
I didn't trust them.

[ His lips tighten. ]

They play games. They're playing games right now. Their word means - nothing.
vorbratta: (this is how to be a heartbreaker)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
[ sonia's stomach tightens. yes, she knows they are. this whole room is just a cruel game. and even now, even talking to byerly, she still feels trapped. ]

But they let you see me.
vorrutyer: (punchable intensity)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
Yes.

[ He swallows and looks down. ]

I suspect...They knew I would betray myself before you. Or they hoped I would betray myself.
vorbratta: (okay okay dolore)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
[ so this wasn't your fault, either. sonia bites down on the inside of her cheek, realizing she's clutching tightly at byerly's arm. she forces herself to relax her grip. ]

What...were you expecting?

[ he'd been worried she might have been hurt. what was he hoping not to find? ]
vorrutyer: (intent)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
[ He shakes his head. ]

I can't say.

[ He can say. He just doesn't want to. ]
vorbratta: (this is how to be a heartbreaker)

[personal profile] vorbratta 2017-03-16 02:10 am (UTC)(link)
[ well, today isn't a day of byerly getting what he wants. sonia doesn't say anything, just looking at him. ]
vorrutyer: (super broody)

[personal profile] vorrutyer 2017-03-16 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
[ But he's more resistant than that. ]

Is there some use to knowing?

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