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The SILVER Team (PLOT)

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Re: The SILVER Team (PLOT)

Post by Red on Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:06 am


Mount Silver||Upper Floors||Night (123)


"I'm sure," Blue began, giving Red some insight into the other man's mind. There was no hesitation there, not like the prior answer had been. Was that better? Did that bode well? He wasn't completely sure, but he found himself daring to hope. "You're not a burden, Red-I don't think of you as one. Even if you're not familiar with other places, that doesn't matter. You can still leave with me."

The simple invitation, with its equally simple dismissal of Red's anxieties, was another blow to his conviction and resolve. Blue was saying, right there, that no, he didn't have to die here. This didn't have to be his tomb, shared with the memories of the man he used to be. This wasn't the end. It didn't have to be. But in the face of all that hope, that offered helping hand, Red felt himself still tethered to the bleak shadows of his mind.

Dying here, finally succumbing to the numbness and agony, was, in his perspective, a penance. The only token he could offer to balance the scales against the monstrosities he had committed at the Plateau. To offer the only thing left in his possession with even the slightest amount of worth to the memory of those much, much better than himself. If he denied them that now, would they ever forgive him? Would leaving with Blue to pursue some sort of happiness further insult them and what he did to them? His debt... how would he ever be able to repay it without staying here?

Blinking, Red found that there were suddenly tears on his cheeks and quickly wiped them away. While he wasn't currently all that cold, he knew better than to have outright water on his very skin. He struggled to control his breathing and emotions, painfully aware that this would be the upteenth time he'd broken down in Blue's company, and swallowed before making a verbal reply. "I'll... keep it in mind." His voice wavered, betraying his turmoil, but kept himself turned from Blue.  It wasn't a concrete answer either way, but... at the moment, it was the best he could do. "...Thank you."
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Re: The SILVER Team (PLOT)

Post by Blue on Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:13 pm



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"I'll... keep it in mind," Red said to him, though his voice was anything except confident. "...Thank you."

It was probably his mind playing tricks, but Blue could have swore the night air felt a little colder. He'd really tried to show Red he meant every word he said, that the other man could travel with him, that he wasn't any kind of burden. Had Blue fucked up somehow? Had his words come across as fake? Anxiety brought a hundred different answers, and none of them were positive. Red wasn't even looking at him anymore-his answer had been vague, and Blue couldn't tell which direction it would go. Did he mean yes or no? To his building frustration, he had no real way of knowing, nor could Blue decide on whether he was overreacting or not. Great job, Blue, panicking over like seven words.

Still... sitting here and slowly freaking out over Red's answer wouldn't help make him feel any better about any of it. That, and he didn't think pushing the other man for further details would be a great idea, either. Weird as it was to think of Red as being fragile, well... in a way that's exactly what he was. He'd seen before what could happen when Red reached his limits, and this exchange had probably been tiring enough for both of them. It would probably be best to save it for morning, or whenever Red felt well enough to breach the subject again. With any luck, that'd be before they reached the summit. If Red's answer was no, then honestly, Blue would rather hear it sooner than later. It'd give him more time to think on what the hell he'd do.

"You're welcome, Red." Just speaking those words almost made Blue cringe-why couldn't he have thought of more to say? Something helpful for once, maybe. But if Red needed time to think on his answer, then he could at least give him that. Better to give him space than try and force the conversation to drag out.
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Re: The SILVER Team (PLOT)

Post by Red Yesterday at 8:06 pm


Mount Silver||Upper Floors||Night (124)


"You're welcome, Red."

Red let out a small sigh of relief as Blue simply let the conversation go. He wasn't sure how he would have been able to keep talking, keep trudging through that conversation without completely revealing his plans for when he reached the summit. Why it was so important he stay. But he didn't have to. Blue had mercifully spared him.

Leaning back into Blue's warmth, mindful to keep the pokemon beside them warm, Red closed his eyes in an attempt to fall asleep. The next part of the climb was often the hardest and they'd need their strength for it to make it in one day. He let his head loll and rest on Blue's shoulder, their height difference actually making it a rather comfortable pillow. With another sigh, this one born of exhaustion instead of relief, Red settled a little more into Blue. Hopefully, he could turn his mind off long enough to pass out. "...Goodnight, Blue."

(Time skip next round.)

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