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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2018, 03:10:42 PM »
Prism snorts at the woman's seflessness, a soft smile on her face despite recounting the harsh events. As she moves to lean against the wall with Jocelyn, reaching for her spare hand again, the hummingbird does something different; leaning up to press a gentle kiss on her forehead, before collapsing next to her.

She's still panting. Long, dragging breaths as she stares up at the sky, focusing on breathing s she watches the morning's light start to break. It's not like her memories are just going to disappear, her PTSD just up and vanish now that someone else knows, but - there's someone else who knows now, someone who mourned with her, and who knows what she went through. She's - she's not alone anymore.

"D-do... do you know what the school offers in like, t-terms of mental health services? I think I... n-need to start seeing someone, or something."
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2018, 04:35:47 PM »
Jocelyn's eyes fly open, her previous exhaustion and pain all instantly pushed to the wayside.

What.

Did Prism just - just kiss her.

Absolute silence as Jocelyn temporarily short-circuits and malfunctions - mouth dropping open but no words coming out, her eyes wider than ever before in her life, a blazing red blush erupting on her cheeks, enveloping the entirety of her face and lighting it brighter than the sun--

It felt exquisite. Divine. Heavenly.

And Dust was it the completely wrong time and place for it.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2018, 05:28:52 PM »
Prism's still staring at the sky, her mind elsewhere. "Therapist, p-psychiatrist, something like that... D-dunno, need to talk to some professional, c-can probably get it provided through the school s-so I don't need to worry about it depleting my f-funds too harshly..." Her voice is still shaky, ponderous, and upon recieving no reply from Jocelyn, glances her way.

There's a few moments as she takes in Jocelyn's red face and gaping mouth. Blinking once, twice - before her own blush picks up, expression partly shy and partly bewildered. "I - uh, sorry? Was it the kiss? It w-was like - a thank you, f-felt appropriate, y'know? I didn't mean to - I'm n-not in the right mind right now, I'm sorry, I - Ah, fuckit. I'm too t-tired for this." She finishes weakly, offering little in place of explanation, facepalming with her one free hand - just, just why had she done that? It had felt easy, natural, right-

You know exactly why you did that, Prism.

Shuttup brain.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2018, 08:07:48 AM »
A mixture of exhilaration and disappointment cycled rapidly through Jocelyn's head. She couldn't help hoping that there was more to it than "she was tired", but neither of them were currently in the best of mental conditions so she let it slide. Regaining control of her internal systems, she closed her mouth and let the blush fade from her face remarkably quickly.

"Don't worry about it." She waved away Prism's awkward apology, before sitting up straight against the wall. "I don't actually know any therapists in Beacon, but I think there's a teacher who could help you with your mental state of being...Ever heard of the Surgeon Sage?"
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2018, 11:51:47 AM »
There's a simultaneous sigh of relief and disappointment as Jocelyn lets it go, and Prism watches as the blush fades from her cheeks. It's not that she's just tired, but well- yeah. It really isn't the time to dwell on something like- that. That's something to think about later. Yeah.

There's a beat of awkward silence as Prism resists the urge to continue blurting out apologies, biting her lip to prevent a spew of words - and they're swallowed as Jocelyn continues speaking, trying to focus on what she's saying. She cocks her head at the mention of the teacher - that's a new name, entirely. "N-no, actually. Who are they?"
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2018, 03:28:54 PM »
"The Surgeon Sage, otherwise known to students as Dr. Budonoki Sophos, is the medical and wilderness specialist at Beacon." Jocelyn recited. "He's actually the one who taught me the trick I use on you, as well as other tidbits, so you have him to thank. Anyway, point is that he's really really wise and patient with this sorta stuff, so I was thinking maybe he could help you ease off the stress and find a way to deal with your...PTSD." She idled off near the end, unsure whether bringing it up would revive another jolt of panic, before just going for it.

"He's not a therapist, but I do really think he can help you." Leaning over to cup her hand over Prism's, she continues, "Of course, you don't have to - it's just my recommendation."
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2018, 04:18:22 PM »
Prism lets out a little breath at the mention of it, but that's all that happens thankfully. She smiles as Jocelyn reaches over to take her hand, intertwining their fingers with a small, sad smile - before turning away, watching the sunrise from their position against the school's wall. "It's not a bad idea, in all honesty. Frankly, I need to learn to decouple my strongest winds from my panic attacks when - well, initiation - you know." Her statement's vague as she waves her hand in the air, but it's obvious what she's referencing. "That type of thing can be mission-critical, and usually has the tendency to knock me unconscious, so- well, it's not like I can just leave you all without a leader. You three's safety is my top priority, and I don't want any problems of mine to jeopardize it." Prism looks a bit more serious now, biting her lip before turning to Jocelyn.

"Jocelyn, do you want to know what I realized shortly after our team got through that first mission, and we dragged your bodies back to the cargo ship? Kinda like, a goal for the rest of this year. Meeting your brother actually confirmed it."
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2018, 04:28:40 PM »
Jocelyn winces slightly at the wording. "That sounds like we had casualties - which thankfully we didn't - but please, if you don't mind, please refrain from using that sorta words so casually. It's just that medics treat that stuff really seriously, and each casualty is a blemish on their record. I've...had some too." Her expression turns to one of sadness, remembering her past experiences.

Still, that doesn't dampen her curiosity upon listening to Prism's question. "A goal? Maybe to prevent further occurrences, perhaps?"
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2018, 11:30:42 PM »
Prism gives her a slightly worried look, squeezing her hand in silent apology. "Sorry, it won't happen again - it's good to know not to mention that." She stays silent for a few more moments, contemplating what Jocelyn said, before offering her slightly shaky, but still present smile, before nodding in response to what she said.

"That's close - but when Setsuna was mentioned saving a teammate, well - that stuck with me. It's not exactly a secret Beacon has something of a high turnover rate. I... I want to make sure we all make to to graduation. Together, as a team still - it's a bit far-fetched, I know, but I feel like it's something we can do. I just need to make sure that... my... I don't get in the way of that." Her face turns slightly conflicted at that last sentence, staring off a bit into the distance.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2018, 11:00:35 AM »
As Prism explains her goals for the team, Jocelyn's face brightens but her mood drops. She'd seen the utter lack of upper years compared to them as first years, and there could only be one reason why. And if upper years couldn't handle the threat of Grimm--people with the skills, weapons, technology and Semblances capable of levelling buildings--there would only be one eventual outcome.

But then again...the fact that there were teams in the upper years proved humanity's resilience. And while the odds were against them, the odds were almost always against them in the first place. "We'll make it, Prism." She gave her a warm smile. "Together."

A few seconds passed before she slapped her hand on her forehead. "That sounded really cheesy."
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2018, 11:49:11 AM »
Prism snorts a little as Jocelyn facepalms, giving her half a smile. "In your defense, it was a pretty cheesy goal on my part, and you just responded well in turn. But thank you, the comradery is... appreciated. A lot." That last part gets a proper smile out of Prism, nudging Jocelyn's shoulder with her wing. She turns away again then, expression somewhat more serious.

"Again, thanks for... listening to me. About what... happens. It's hard to hear, but you stuck it out, and I just... really appreciate that. H-hope it goes without saying to uh, maybe keep it on the down l-low for now, but, um- yeah. Now I just need to find a way to w-work around it myself." The last part is a little strained, going back to the previous topic, but Prism keeps it together for the most part - only folding in on herself a bit more, wings raising protectively out of instinct.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2018, 01:55:58 PM »
"Hmm." Jocelyn watched Prism shrink up again, though not as much as before. She probably needed to change the topic before Prism relapsed - besides, that was her last Ice Dust crystal, and she wasn't having Prism go through another panic attack and not being able to help.

"Got it - Prism, cmere, will ya?" Jocelyn beckoned the girl over to her, walking away from the wall and nearer to the middle of the roof. "Since we have time before lessons, how about giving me a hand with something I'm completely and utterly useless at?" She unbuckled her med kit and dropped it to the floor, rocking back and forth on the soles of her feet. "I'm referring to a bit of hand-to-hand fighting."
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2018, 02:35:03 PM »
Watching as Jocelyn stood up, Prism slowly unfolded as she paced towards the middle of the roof. She blinks at the question, then blinks again - and snorts. "Y-yeah, that sounds like a good distraction. See what kinda fighting machine we can turn you into, eh?" Prism at least attempts a joke, pushing herself up off the ground before padding towards her.

"I don't promise to be the best teacher, since well - kinda self-taught and all, but I can definitely teach you how to take down a bigger opponent. Because that's like, everyone for me. Now if I remember correctly, you know... kinda nothing. So we can start with blocking and dodging, and then move onto actually punching someone?" She stands across from Jocelyn, automatically sliding into a defensive stance - subconsciously demonstrating the best way to start.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2018, 02:47:31 PM »
"I think dodging's pretty simple, right? Just do what we do normally and evade attacks?" Jocelyn asks, mimicking Prism's stance, albeit noticeably more sloppy than hers. "Oh. This...feels really weird - just a heads-up, I'm genuinely useless at this, so you're really going to have to start me off on the basics." She shifted uncomfortably in her wrong defensive stance, feeling really unbalanced on her feet like the floor was a bouncy castle.
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Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2018, 03:03:03 PM »
"Holdon, hold that stance-" Prism breaks her own, circling Jocelyn and looking her over. Humming quietly to herself, she taps at Jocelyn's back foot with her ankle, signaling her to slide it out a bit more, before moving around her front to take Jocelyn's hands and place them in front of her. "It all starts with the stance. To throw a punch, you need to make sure you're not just pitched off-balance, and to take one, you need to brace yourself. Then keep your arms tucked close in to your upper body, like-" She slides back into previous stance, raising her arms brace in front of her. "So, so you can do whatever you need to with your hands. Make sense?"
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