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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #90 on: May 15, 2018, 10:55:52 PM »
A smile quirks up on Prism's face at the semi-blurted statement, snorting a bit. "No worries, I know. You have the right idea at least, don't rush things - love is sometimes the kinda thing you need to wait for.  Whoever you find, don't expect perfect though. Everyone has their flaws. For some it's the fact that they snore or the way they eat popcorn. For horse girls, it's the fact you've devoted so much yourself to o dream of a becoming a huntress." Prism stares at the ceiling for a moment, lost in bittersweet nostalgia - before abruptly turning her attention back to Jocelyn, snapping out of her revere. "Out of pure curiosity Josie, why'd you sign up for Beacon?"
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #91 on: May 16, 2018, 03:04:57 AM »
"Why would she leave you for that? It's a noble cause, one that every person should be proud of." Jocelyn mused, sitting up to find a more comfortable position. She could tell from the expression on Prism's face that that memory brought back emotions both pleasant and undesirable. While she was happy to see there were things that brought Prism joy, something inside her also seethed at the thought of someone hurting Prism's feelings.

"I joined Beacon to protect the innocent, serve the kingdom, and prevent conflict between species as much as possible." she replied abstractly, pulling a page out of her brother's book out of habit. "To carry out a Huntress's duty, yet able to save as many lives as I can."
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #92 on: May 16, 2018, 06:24:44 AM »
”Something about how she should’ve been the top priority in my life. After she just kinda disregarded any chance I’d get where I am today, it really wouldn’t have worked out anyways.” Prism explains this bordering on a yawn, which she releases once Jocelyn sits up. Taking the opportunity with more room next to her, her wings stretch out - not unfolding the entire way by the time they hit the headboard, but enough so that Prism can make a little sound of satisfaction.

”That’s certainly a noble pursuit, by the way. If there was any doubt you were related to your brother on my side, it’s certainly gone now.” Prism jokes, nudging Jocelyn with her wing slightly. ”If I had to give me reason, Justice is really the only word I can use to describe it. Are you feeling any calmer now, by the way?”
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #93 on: May 16, 2018, 07:38:03 AM »
"Yeah. Mind's still spinning, but it's better. And to be honest, anyone who thinks of themselves like that is a stuck-up twat." Jocelyn stated bluntly, letting some of her pent-up anger loose. "Top priority, my rear end. If that were indeed true they'd leave a trail of dead corpses behind each time their partner sacrificed themselves simply because 'top priority'."

Sighing, she unslung Steam Flower from her back and chucked it clear across the room, sending the expensive equipment crashing against the wall before sliding down to the floor. "This was not how I expected my day to go. Dammit, Prism, I just wanted to read my books and now my mind's stuck thinking about sex and genders." She undid her ponytail and let her luscious hair cascade down her shoulders and her back, before slumping back down on the comfort of her bed.
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #94 on: May 16, 2018, 10:59:48 AM »
Prism slightly flinches as Steam Flower meets with the wall, giving a look of sympathy to Jocelyn as she rants. Sitting up on the bed, she scoots to the head of it to let Jocelyn lie down. "It's appreciated, but are you sure you should be flinging around your poor pair of wings like that? There's many more less expensive things to be taking out your anger on, you know."

There's a moment as Prism tilts her head thoughtfully, trying to think of a way to help Jocelyn relax. Glancing down at the mess of blonde sprawled across the bed, she thinks for a moment - asinine and easy things seem like the key right now. Orienting herself so she's sitting cross-legged behind Jocelyn's head, the hummingbird carefully drags clever fingers along her scalp, scratching soothingly for a moment. The motion continues for a minute, before she gathers her friend's hair with one hand, gentle not to tug, and separates it into two bundles - Beginning to braid on side of it, starting on a loose pigtail. "Let's see... tell me the most funny-stupidest thing Setsuna's ever done."
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #95 on: May 16, 2018, 11:28:59 AM »
Jocelyn sighed in pleasure as Prism's deft fingers massaged her head and hair, beginning to pull and twist in patterns and rhythms. "Yeah...that equipment was expensive. Remind me to keep something throwable at hand--both to relieve stress and to lob at Coco when he's up to his usual habits."

At Prism's second question, she blinks, rummaging through her memories for something she could use. "He tried to lift my father's set of weights once. Those things must still be double his weight, or even more currently. Poor guy got trapped under the bar and had to wait until our father knocked home from work to free him." Her next sentence brought a shadow to her face. "His most stupid feat was to save me from that Beowolf, no doubt. He could have died with no Aura, but he still did it. The stupid, stupid idiot..." Her voice trailed off, before revitalising itself. "If my father hadn't unlocked his Aura and my mother a medic, he...might not be here now."
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #96 on: May 16, 2018, 01:12:43 PM »
"I'm sure we could get a squishy something to chuck at him. Shouldn't be that big of a problem." There's a hint of amusement in Prism's voice at the idea, deftly working her way through the first braid. She listens intently as Jocelyn goes on about Setsuna getting stuck under their father's weights, snorting at the idea - and at the fact he leaped in front of a Beowolf for Jocelyn gets wide eyes and a impressed expression. She affectionately squeezes Jocelyn's shoulder with her free hand as she dwells on what could've happened, sympathy visible in her eyes. "He'll be a great hunter someday, there's no doubt - as long as he doesn't keep throwing himself in front of Beowolves, apparently. But Josie, don't dwell on what didn't happen, okay? He's still here. You were the lucky two. Be grateful for that, okay?" Her voice dips slightly during the last part, almost nostalgic in it's tone.

"I mentioned I was the runt of triplets, right? Both of my sisters were two massive hawks - like, 5'4" at age 11, still growing, I was only 4'7". We spent a good part of our childhood throwing ourselves off cliffs to learn to fly. They picked it up no problem, could glide for forever with just a few flaps. But hummingbirds? They don't glide, they hover. They could teach each other, but it was up to me to teach myself." Her voice gets a bit more fond as she continues with the story, completely lost in memory as the hands playing with Jocelyn's hair halt. "So they took turns carrying me by my armpits midair - excellent way to lose your fear of heights, by the way - and got in the habit of just flinging me to and fro. Spending so much time freefalling, but like, safely, let me get used to flapping in midair and holding myself. Eventually, I managed to right myself midair in this perfect hover - my wings were blurring like I can do now, it was almost automatic. That was a really great day."

As she finishes the story, blinking rapidly as she comes back to the present - remembering she's braiding her friend's hair, and resumes the motions, blushing slightly at the fact she rambled, but shooting Jocelyn a fond grin regardless. "Besides, I showed them both when we all realized I was the only one who could fly backwards."



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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #97 on: May 16, 2018, 02:39:21 PM »
"Learning to fly, huh?" Jocelyn chuckles at the thought of a young Prism being lobbed across the sky, unable to pull off the feats she demonstrated on their previous flight and just beating those wings of hers ineffectively. "I've got some stories about learning to fly--or at least, learning to use Steam Flower. You know how the 'wings' don't actually help me boost anywhere, right? It took me over fifty crashes into trees before I realised that I was supposed to jump without them, since each time I tried, the resulting wind from the boost would just catch the wind and send me crashing into the nearest tree or the floor."

She smiled fondly at the childhood memory. "Kept knocking into the same tree so often we put protective padding around the trunk. Thing is, after we did that I stopped crashing into that tree and started getting tangled in the branches instead. I had to start carrying a knife around to cut myself free each time I practiced." She shuffled a little to let Prism access more of her hair. "I guess it isn't really the same as actually flying on your own, though."
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #98 on: May 16, 2018, 04:21:33 PM »
The story gets a good snort out of Prism, breaking into a full-on giggle at the image of Jocelyn colliding with a tree over and over again."Fl-Flying into things? Now that's something I can relate to!" The faunus manages to get the word out after her laughter died down, nabbing a hair tie from the side table and finishing Jocelyn's loose braid, before moving to start on the other side of her hair.

"My sisters flew into so many trees, it isn't even funny. When everything's close-cut pine trees, having a 14 foot wingspan and poor agility makes navigation difficult. Plus they both had these like, massive tailfeathers? Great for flying, less so when running around in the underbrush. It's like the one advantage being so small gave me, alongside the fact my other feathers just grow like-" She gestures to the thing collar around her neck, before continuing. "One time, one of them managed to fly into a bee's nest - well like, directly next to it. Broke a bunch of branches, got them scarily agitated. Sister number two distracted a swarm of bees while I pulled her out of the next - which of course meant setting the hive on fire. We made it out of their with singed feathers, and only destroyed a the top of one tree - it was a still day thank fuck, so no sparks jumped. In hindsight, it was really, really stupid."

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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Closed]
« Reply #99 on: May 16, 2018, 04:47:10 PM »
"Guess we've both had siblings that have done stupid things in the past then, another thing we share in common." Jocelyn giggles, feeling the unusual sensation of her hair being braided. Given the recent events that had happened, it was no surprise that simply lying on the bed, feeling the repetition of the braiding motion, and having so many new things discovered at the same time made one feel drowsy. after a while. She made that perfectly clear by yawning and covering her mouth politely. "Don't mind me Prism, just going to...take a...nap...
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Re: Pollination Appreciation [Completed]
« Reply #100 on: May 16, 2018, 04:54:13 PM »
Prism snorts at that, finishing Jocelyn's final braid before getting up, letting her head rest on the pillow. She scoots herself down the bed next to her, laying down in the gap between Jocelyn and the edge of the bed. The one advantage to being so small - you don't need much room. With her wings tucked up against her back, the small faunas closes her eyes in peace, almost unconsciously turning into the warm body next to her.

"Nah, don't mind - lemme join you as well. Forgive me when I wake you up." The words are half-whispered, before Prism just lets herself lie there - enjoying the silence.
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