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Discussions at Dawn [COMPLETE]
« on: May 19, 2018, 12:41:38 PM »
Her bed was empty.

It was with a tired body and mind that Jocelyn had collapsed on her bed that night, fully expecting the rest of the people (bar 1) sharing the room with her to do the same. As for the exception, she probably wouldn't be going to her own abode until around 4 or 5, working hard at something or other and displaying that tenacity and determination that Jocelyn had come to admire and love. But even so, a person had to sleep, and Prism was nothing if not a person. So it was with a sinking heart that she woke to and saw the bed opposite her empty. She reached for her scroll, and the time read 5:26.

It was way past her normal sleep schedule, and Jocelyn was determined to drag the faunus back to bed, with force if need be.

Absentmindedly picking up her first-aid kit, she tip-toed to the door and slipped out (even though she probably woke Amane simply by waking up herself), blinking her eyes to adjust to the darkness. It was times like these where she wished she had night vision like the Faunus did, or had the money to buy herself a pair of night vision goggles. Maybe Amane could help with that...

Her fruitless search brought her to the roof after ten minutes of wandering around the large campus, her progress hampered by the lack of light and the need to remain quiet lest she wake other students, or even worse the teachers. She was about to turn and head somewhere else when a glimmer of turquoise caught her eye amongst the dark grey of the floor. A closer inspection revealed the girl she was looking for...curled up in the fatal position and huddled against a wall. All previous thoughts shoved out of her mind, Jocelyn hurried over to the girl, careful not to make too much noise while running, while flipping open her pack and withdrawing a Ice Dust crystal. With an ease borne of practice she placed the crystal on Prism's arm whilst simultaneously channeling her Semblance.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2018, 03:07:12 PM »
Prism hated falling asleep accidentally.

It'd been a nice enough night, so Prism had spent it studying outside. She'd borrowed one of the school's larger scrolls and spent the night finishing an essay on the roof, assisted by what little moonlight there was. She'd finished it up sometime around 3 am, and before returning to her room to catch a few hours of sleep, had slid in her earbuds to stargaze as she usually did for just a few more... minutes...

She'd jerked awake mid-gasp an hour later, watching the face of her father disappear down the beak of a Nevermore once again.

She'd spent the next 20 minutes gasping for breath, trying to shake off the replaying memories as she'd cowered on the roof. She hated the panic attacks, especially the ones after just waking up; going from so vulnerable to feeling you're about to die, tears streaming down the faunus' face as her heart raced. Like all panic attacks, it'd eventually subsided, but that didn't mean it was over for Prism. She'd curled into a tight ball, wings wrapping around herself in some semblance of comfort, tears still streaking down her face as she threw off the remainder of the nightmare bouncing around her skull. It wasn't an unfamiliar situation to the faunus, and she'd been prepared to stay their until dawn like she always did - until the sound of someone else jogging alongside the roof interrupted her miserable silence.

The footsteps across the rooftop were unfamiliar, alongside the touch of coolness to her arm. Prism flinches from the touch at first, but calms as that first familiar wave of reinvigoration rolls over her. She stays their for a few minutes, just taking in the feeling. Eventually, it's enough that she pokes her head out of her arms, glancing towards the person who she knew would be handling the crystal; the wet tear tracks down her face still visible in the early morning light. Her voice was still choked, but she was at least able to speak now. "H-hey, Josie."
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2018, 03:25:58 PM »
It took Prism an awfully long time for her to emerge from the protective shell her wings provided her, which made Jocelyn afraid; each time she did this it seemed like it was gradually starting to lose it's soothing purposes. Similar to medicine and mutations--constant doses would cause the cells to develop an immunity to the medicine, and her Semblance was basically glorified medicine.

Sliding down the wall until she sat next to Prism, she stopped the flow of her Aura and tossed the now depleted crystal away. Letting their shoulders touch as a sign of her presence, she gazed at Prism's face and her tear-stained cheeks, causing a lump in her own throat. She hated seeing Prism like this. The only comfort was that she held the tools to ease that suffering, but even that seemed to be failing. She needed another solution, one that could find the source of the problem and erase it from the world. What made her feel helpless was that she didn't know what or where it was and how she could find it.

"Another one?" Jocelyn's voice is sympathetic, filled with worry, comfort and that motherly, caring tone present in all parents. If she couldn't find another cure, she'd fight to keep this one working for as long as she could, regardless of what it cost her.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2018, 03:34:37 PM »
Prism tries to offer her a grin, but it's awkward and broken; before she just gives up and lets her head tilt forwards, staring at the ground. She at least draws her wings against her back again, leaning into Jocelyn's touch - before giving up as she slides down next to her. The hummingbird faunus lets her head thump onto Jocelyn's shoulder, refusing to make eye contact, her voice slightly muffled. "Same one as always, apparently my brain's a fan of the classics." Even broken down, she's trying to be humorous - despite the fact it's dead in her current voice.

She stays there for a few more moments, before shifting to a slightly more comfortable position as she turns to look outwards. Jocelyn can at least see her face now, and despite all the grief and saddness, it's primarily tired. "Josie, you didn't need to come get me, I - I'm able to ride these things out on my own. Not saying that I don't appreciate it, but like - you should be sleeping."
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2018, 04:18:49 PM »
Jocelyn's heart literally clenches when Prism speaks--paired with her facial expression of exhaustion and sadness, it's enough to make her want to just hug Prism until all the bad things go away in the world. And that line about her being able to "ride things out on her own"?

Bullshit. Complete, utter bullshit.

"And so should you." Jocelyn's voice has lost some of its tenderness, replaced by an unfamiliar edge to her tone. "I still remember you saying before you didn't want to be treated as a charity case, but this doesn't count. You say you can tough it out on your own, but yet whenever it happens you're helpless for far too long. Sure, you get over it, but please, look at yourself. Do you look like you're in a good shape?" Her hand reaches for Prism's, grasping for some physical support. "You're not alone, Prism. You have me. I can't claim to understand what you've been through, but the least I can do is ease you through each attack, no matter when or where." It's a pleading tone her voice takes on now, begging for Prism to understand and accept. "Let me do this for you--let me ease your burden, even if only a little bit."
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 04:40:32 PM »
Prism blinks as Jocelyn's voice turns rough, turning to look at her face. The hummingbird faunus has gone wide-eyed, another slight flinch as she mentions how helpless she looks, but the thing is - well, she's - she's right. She's always incapacitated during these things, left to breath and pant until she's able to control herself again. It's not exactly healthy behavior.

As Jocelyn grabs her hand to make a point, her voice turning pleading, Prism's expression returns to shock. Jocelyn's wedged herself like a thorn in Prism's side since the first panic attack, constantly checking up on her and coming to find her when she disappears late in the night - she's determined to stick around no matter what comes. No matter severe, how painful, how long, Jocelyn wantsto be there -

Prism visibly breaks.

Somewhere deep inside the little hummingbird, crumbling walls that have held up far too long finally break. Tears bead in her eyes again, a whine repressed in her throat - but instead of pulling away, Prism surges forwards, wrapping her arms around Jocelyn and burying her face in her shoulder again. Jocelyn would be able to feel her shaking, the quaking evident in the way even her feathers shake, but with the way she clings, well - she doesn't want to go anywhere.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2018, 03:36:39 AM »
Despite everything she'd just said, despite the crying girl in her arms, Jocelyn smiled. Finally, finally her small bird had realised her intentions. With one hand, she reached behind Prism and rubbed her back in slow, circular motions. "I'm not going anywhere, Prism, and there's no one who can see you - cry your heart out. I'll be there for you." she whispered, leaning forward so her own head rested on Prism's shoulder, listening to her quiet sobbing, feeling her small and seemingly frail body quiver in her grasp.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2018, 10:08:42 AM »
Prism stays with her face buried in Jocelyn's shoulder for a good five minutes, the shaking slowly dying down to minor tremors. She doesn't pull back, letting herself stay partially wrapped around her teammate; taking solace in the gentle embrace and the soothing repetitive motion against her back. She doesn't bother to pull back, but eventually she does manage to speak again - despite still being crowded by tears, there's a certain new edge to her voice, an underlying current of eerie calm and steely determination.

It's only ever going to get better if she tries. Jocelyn's not going to run away. "J-josie, there's s-something I kinda want to g-go over with you, but i-it's a bit serious - you okay with h-hearing that?"
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2018, 10:30:15 AM »
In her mind, Jocelyn knew that after the mental walls came crashing down, the hardest process for Prism would start; lancing the boil, so to speak - coercing the girl to speak her mind and drain the toxicity within her. So it was all the more surprising and admirable to Jocelyn that it was Prism who suggested that they talked - she thought she'd have to gently coax her to speak.

"For you, of course - you don't have to say it all in one sitting. One bit at a time, I'll guide you through it all." Jocelyn simply hugged Prism harder, providing the girl with physical support as well as mental. "You're so brave to be able to do this, I don't think I could have."
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2018, 10:39:35 AM »
Prism manages a small snort as Jocelyn calls her brave, appreciating the physical contact. The crying as abated to the point she can at least turn her head sideways so her friend can hear her better, not clinging quite as tightly but still holding on. "M-me, brave. That's something. No, I'm - I'm mostly tired. I've dealt with this bullshit long enough, I just - it's only going to ever get better if I make it better. No matter how painful. So I just want t-to try, and if it gets too bad - well, it's a start."

Curiously, Prism actually draws back - facing Jocelyn, she's still exhausted, but the determination in her voice has transferred to her face. "So just... listen, okay? I'm not sure if once I get started, it's good to stop."
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2018, 10:48:57 AM »
Not wanting to interrupt what could possibly be a defining moment for the both of them, Jocelyn stayed silent and nodded, the back of her mind actually mourning the loss of their physical contact-wait, no, warmth--the sun was still not up and it was cold. Yeah, that's why.
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2018, 11:08:24 AM »
Taking a calming breath, Prism sits back a little and trying to relax. She reaches for Jocelyn's hands, at least keeping those intertwined - a point of steady contact, to hopefully help keep her grounded. Here goes nothing.

"Those nightmares are always the same - mostly. My - my dad was a weapon's smith. He built Hawk's Eye. But being a faunus weapon smith often lead to jealously, especially when his products would end up being bought out over other hunters - so, he'd get threats. Against him, my mom, me and my sisters - it - it was stressing. It took a toll on him. On all of us." The words get harder as Prism goes along, hunching over slightly - but the steely determination in her voice manages to bite back the tears, at least for now.

"I relive it every n-night. I'm coming back through the woods at dawn. Light in the distance, I'm flying through the trees, there's fire - entire house is burning. There's feathers all over, pinkyellowred, my sister's colors, my mom's -  I just sit there and watch, he drops Hawk's Eye, he was trying to defend himself, but I look up - mouths 'run', I want to but I can't wind kicks in-" As the story gets harder as she goes along, the audible determination starting to waver.

"I- I have to watch him - I can't sleep because - I don't sleep because I have to see it again- there's only so many times you can watch your dad get eaten by a Ne- ne- never-" She chokes on the words and stutters to a stop, the hyperventilating too strong to keep speaking.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2018, 01:18:09 PM »
Jocelyn was not a faint-hearted person. Her line of duty simply did not allow such a person to be in their ranks and last long. She had seen death, carnage, people with families forcibly separated forever by the uncaring Grimm.

But as she listened to Prism's story, she realised with a sinking heart that for Prism to even be here, her heart was reinforced and lined with titanium to prevent it from shattering. She let her mind flit over the mental image of her mother, her father, her brother being murdered, ripped to bloody unrecognisable shreds, eaten like a snack, and instantly had to suppress the urge to double over. Just the thought was a punch to her gut. It was unbearable.

And Prism saw this every day.

Live. Die. Repeat. Family one second, dead the next. Repeat. Repeat. Repeatrepeatrepeat--

Prism would feel the soothing wave once more emanating from Jocelyn's hands, where another Ice Dust crystal would be clasped between both pairs of hands. However, nothing would follow as Jocelyn's face would be bowed downward in heavy silence, silent tears rolling down her cheeks to drip on their hands. If anything, though, the wave was much, much more forceful and stronger than any previous experiences, enough for Jocelyn to start feeling the recoil like a hammer whacking her skull. Still, she kept the Aura flowing, unable to speak a single word.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2018, 02:25:24 PM »
With the strong wave of dust-enhanced aura, Prism freezes for a moment as the chilling feeling rolls over her, her breath catching. She holds it for a few moment, literally feeling the panic waved away - and breaths out in relief, leaning forwards to press her forehead against the bowed Jocelyn's. She stays there, just breathing in silence with her friend, mutual mourning for once what was.

It takes her a few moments to realize Jocelyn is crying as well, and Prism makes a little whining sound in the back of her throat at the sight - one hand is removed from Jocelyn's, digging through her back pocket to pull out a package of tissues. "Josie, I've - I've calmed now, don't overexert yourself, I know it hurts if you use too much at once - please, I'm, I - I-" She cuts off, unable to properly form words, before actually snorting. "Oh my god, we're both absolute messes, aren't we?"
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2018, 02:51:18 PM »
Removing one hand from their tear-soaked grasp to extract a tissue and wipe at her tears, Jocelyn managed, through her now splitting headache, to choke out "It might hurt, but I'd - agh - suffer through it thrice-fold for you to get one night of peaceful sleep." The degree of pain now ramping up to having a road roller dropped on her, she was forced to cease the flow of her Aura, before collapsing against the wall, still conscious. "At least my mess is worth it - you're back to your normal self." she said weakly, closing her eyes from the exhaustion.
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