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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #75 on: May 15, 2018, 03:36:29 AM »
"P-P-P-P-Prism, w-what are you-" Jocelyn's stammering is cut short by the unfamiliar yet pleasant feeling of those soft feathers trailing up her arm, realising too late that Prism's wings have enveloped and trapped her like a moth in a web. She couldn't back off or Prism would fall, but she was stuck with Prism leaning ever forward, chest to chest. She was helplessly tangled in the well-laid trap, without any ability to squirm out of it. In an instant she had become the prey.

The feeling of those feathers was surreal. Noiselessly they stroked the top of her shoulders, laid bare from the movements. Paired with Prism's cheeky grin, her heart did somersaults in her throat at just how close they were to each other. But yet, despite all the action, she was enjoying it. She wanted Prism to come closer, to swaddle her in those magnificent wings and embrace her with the soft down of her feathers.

She wanted to feel those wings pushing her ever closer.

And yet, without any signal, Prism breaks the contain, summoning up a breeze for no reason. As Jocelyn watches in confusion at Prism's strange actions, she extends a hand which Jocelyn takes without hesitation. "Y-yeah, we should, before the others start looking for us."
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #76 on: May 15, 2018, 06:25:51 AM »
 Prism takes her hand, and without any further ado, lets the breeze catch her wings. Hovering them up between the flags that cross-cross the street, it only takes a moment for the winds to get stronger - letting the two women take off, flying back towards Beacon as they steadily gain height.



Maneuvering through once they’re back takes a bit of effort, but Prism manages to help them both inside  without knocking over the vase of hyacinths in the windowsill. Fluffing her feathers slightly and attempting to comb through her windswept hair with on hand, Prism sits down on her bed with a little bounce as she makes short work of removing her shoes - enough of the day had been spent in heels already. The day’s earlier scenes replay in her head - so much close contact with Jocelyn, she’d nearly moved into kiss her teammate twice. But she still didn’t know what her teammate did was deliberate, because there was a high chance that she was just being “friendly” - blah. Might as well be blunt about it. ”Hey Josie, do you mind if I ask a slightly... personal question?”
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #77 on: May 15, 2018, 10:48:51 AM »
The flight back to Beacon was equally as exhilarating as the previous, though Jocelyn's mind was fixated on the events that occurred rather than the sights that went zooming by. After managing to fit inside their window without plummeting to her death--she made a note not to enter through that way when returning--she sat on her own bed, sending a message to her brother to remind him that he left his wallet behind.

"Huh? Um, yeah, sure?" she replied, nervous yet curious as to what Prism's mind could possibly come up with this time.
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #78 on: May 15, 2018, 11:10:24 AM »
Prism hesitates a moment, before taking a breath. This is a risky question, and she doesn't want to ruin her friendship with Jocelyn, one that could determine the nature of their relationship for the rest of the year, but well - she needed to know if every sweet word her teammate said actually meant something, or if she's just imagining everything.

To be fair, with the way she stared earlier, Prism had pretty good chances.

"I hope this isn't like, too intrusive, and feel free to not answer if it or whatever - but like, you are straight right?" Prism lets the words hang in the air for a moment, their uncomfortable corners filling the room, before blurting out the rest of her question. "I just like - want to make sure there's no bad blood between us after that thing Melonia said. Yeah, that type of thing bothers people sometimes when they assume relationships, so - um, yeah."
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #79 on: May 15, 2018, 01:01:12 PM »
Silence.

More silence.

Jocelyn didn't even react. Not a single twitch, no sign of her face turning red, nothing. Her mind was simply a blank sheet of paper. While she had self-control enough to stop her jaw dropping to the floor, she barely had control over anything else. All that kept bouncing around in her head were the words 'You are straight, right?"

"...........no?" she barely managed to mumble, grabbing a pillow from her bed and pressing her face against it before it could flush with all the blood rushing to her head. All of a sudden, everything made sense. Every single thing that seemed out of place or had no reason behind it just...did. All the reactions, all the events.

She fell backwards onto her bed, still clutching her pillow to her face like it was holding back a nosebleed. "Oh lord my family's going to kill me."
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #80 on: May 15, 2018, 02:12:01 PM »
Oh.

She only just figured it out.

...you weren’t anticipating that.

After a brief moment of digesting what Jocelyn said, Prism stood up and crossed the room, carefully sitting on the bed next to Jocelyn. Not quite touching her yet, Prism gives Jocelyn a moment to adjust to her presence before speaking, trying to be as reassuring as possible. ”Hey, there’s no reason to worry, okay? If your parents love you even half as much Setsuna does, they’re not going to care if you’re not straight. Casanova is going to have your back as well. You know Amane isn’t going to give a shit, and Coconut - well, Coconut will probably find it hot, so like, we’ll wait a bit before telling him - but seriously. You also don’t have to tell anybody else, too, even your family - coming out is a personal decision, okay? Your safety comes first.”

Prism waits a few moments, moving a hand to tentatively pay Jocelyn’s shoulder, before leaving it there with a gentle but comforting grip. Letting the words think in, Prism tilts her head as she ponders, before continuing. ”...Besides, it’s not like you need to worry about it from me, I’m kinda very bisexual, if it isn’t obvious - um, if you have any questions, I should be able to answer them. I’ve gone through this as well. You’re not alone.”
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #81 on: May 15, 2018, 02:26:52 PM »
Jocelyn just shook her head, though it wasn't obvious due to the pillow covering her face--which was really, really red, by the way. "It's not that, Prism," she said, her voice muffled by the pillow. 'It's just, well, I always thought I was like everyone else, like what I was feeling was normal, then all of a sudden it just hits me in the face."

She didn't react to Prism putting her hand on her shoulder, letting it rest there, but she did blink at Prism herself coming out. More puzzle pieces clicked themselves together in her mind, her eyes blinking each time something that didn't make sense before now did. Her mind, previously blank, now swarmed with thoughts both new and old, but all she said was "Thanks--thanks, Prism. It's a lot to take in at once, and help would really be appreciated, but let me just...lie here for a bit."
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #82 on: May 15, 2018, 02:51:42 PM »
"That's actually kinda a common misconception Jocelyn - just cause you aren't straight doesn't mean like, you're not normal. You're just not in the majority, and it's a whole new thing to discover about yourself. You wouldn't consider faunus abnormal, would you?" Prism's voice is light and kind, trying to assure Jocelyn won't doubt herself. She's been through the same thing - Prism's determined to help.

At her comment about just wanting to lie there, Prism nods - not that Jocelyn would be able to see. "Do you want me around then, or should I leave you to think?"
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #83 on: May 15, 2018, 03:23:29 PM »
"Wait." There's a certain undertone to Jocelyn's voice, one of pleading and of worry. She throws aside the pillow, looking straight at Prism's face. "Stay with me, Prism. Please..." Her voice cracks a little. "Don't leave me alone. I need someone to help me through this, and you're the best person in the world to do so." She swiped at her eyes with her hand--Prism could see those striking purple irises were red from crying a little. "Can you keep this from the rest of the team? Until, well, I get to understand myself more."
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #84 on: May 15, 2018, 03:29:39 PM »
Prism blinks as the pillow is thrown aside, staring down at Jocelyn for a moment, before getting up and crossing the room, retrieving a box of tissues. She unhesitatingly walks back over and she plops down next to the distraught girl, handing her the box, before laying back on the bed herself. "I never planned on it, it was just an offer. And of course - take as much time as you need, whether it's next week or until graduation. This isn't the type of thing to be rushed." She offers Jocelyn a quiet smile from where she lay before extending a hand. "You've got me as long as you need me."
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #85 on: May 15, 2018, 04:02:39 PM »
"Thank you." Jocelyn murmured with a smile on her face. For a while, she lay next to Prism in a comfortable silence, just pondering about life and sexuality like she would plan a event. "How'd you deal with it?" she suddenly broke the silence, asking Prism. "When you found out you were bisexual, I mean." She grows a bit red after asking the question. "I mean, you don't have to answer it if you don't want to."
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #86 on: May 15, 2018, 04:12:47 PM »
Prism enjoys the companionable silence while it lasts, closing her eyes for a bit - they blink open as the question is asked. She hums thoughtfully, thinking back and trying to recall memories. "I didn't for a bit. Ardently denied it when I had the first inklings around age 14 I think? Which only worked for about a week frankly. Then after I caught myself staring at this pretty horse faunus for the third time in ten minutes, I just kinda gave up and admitted it to myself. It's not like I had anybody to come out to, so - it was basically just a long process of me accepting it. Hell, even worked up the nerve to ask that horse girl on a date two years later.  It's just that - a process of slowly accepting it's a fact about yourself."
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #87 on: May 15, 2018, 04:24:29 PM »
As Prism talked, Jocelyn noticed something welling up in her mind--jealousy? Why would she be jealous? She shook her head to return to the present and pondered. What Prism described sounded awfully familiar to what she was doing herself before they left for a smoothie. Guess that was what started Prism thinking about this whole topic. How she was so blind she didn't know, but now that she did it was like being slapped with a fish. So obvious yet hidden in plain sight.

Another thing nibbled away at her curiosity until she had to ask. "Would you mind...going out with a human?" Definitely not to check that she only had a thing for Faunus and that humans had no chance.

Nope, definitely not.
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #88 on: May 15, 2018, 04:34:01 PM »
Huh, there's an unexpected question. Prism turns to look at Jocelyn, one eyebrow raised in slight amusement. "I've dated primarily faunus because they were the ones in my social circle, and honestly they were short little affairs - mostly physical things. You know how teenagers are. Perfectly willing to date a human, as long they're okay with dating a faunus."

She blinks for a moment, before adding on. "And as long they aren't dating me like, because they have a faunus fetish. That's just gross, and I also deal with that on a semi-daily basis. If I'm really gonna settle in for a longterm relationship, I'd like it to be for someone who likes me for me. Don't really care about the gender."

She nudges Jocelyn's shoulder playfully. "How about you, ought of curiousity? Would you date a faunus, ignoring the whole new-sexuality thing for now?"
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #89 on: May 15, 2018, 04:45:36 PM »
Huh. So Prism never got anything going in terms of a long relationship. For some reason that made Jocelyn feel better. "Personally I would wait until I found the person for me. Doesn't change anything now that I know what I truly am, I would still wait for the perfect match."

She shuddered a little at the mention of fetishes. "Never understood why those are around. But then again there's Coco, but he's a nice person, so I guess there's that." Then Prism's next question caught her off guard. "So long as they know what's right in this world, it won't matter if they're human or Faunus. It wouldn't be hard, too--just don't be cruel to others and you'd have a chance." She covered her mouth after saying that. "Wow, that came out wrong. I'm not going to just date anyone."
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