Continuation of this thread: http://tewi.us/tegaki/dblog.php?u=58597&e=1756379
SilveryMoon: Arsène greets Edison back with two steaming cups of coffee
"Coffee? I know neither of us have class this morning so I guess we've no need for the extra wakefulness... but I rather like to enjoy a cup while just lazing around too, heheh."
"Besides, it -is- rather chilly. I think you might use the warmth after all the standing about in underwear I just made you do."
Nekokoneco: "Haha- yes thank you. *smiles warmly as he reaches out to take one of the mugs carefully* It often takes a cup just to get me capable of movement in the morning so I certainly appreciate it....it is a bit chilly haha, and a high tolerance for cold weather certainly is not one of my strengths."
SilveryMoon: "You're welcome. Hm, I imagine that might have put you and your sister at odds quite a few times, hahah... Oh well, here, let me help you fold your bed back so we can sit on the couch, hm? "
Nekokoneco: "Oh I can certainly suck it up for her sake, I simply prefer nice sunny weather is all! *he reached up, very lightly tapping a finger against one of his 'ears'* very uncomfortable for these to get too cold heh, but yes lets get this bed put away so we have a bit more room. *moves to the other side of the bed, reaching down to pull away the sheet and begining to fold it*"
SilveryMoon: Arsène goes to the opposite side and helps. The two men quickly get it all done and neatly folded.
Arsène picks back his mug and drops himself onto the couch to lounge like a lazy cat in a sunbeam.
"Aah, the best part of morning. Coffee and laziness."
Nekokoneco: Edison flopped beside him with his mug, a notable bit more loudly than the smaller gentleman.
"I haven't heard truer words in awhile haha. Nothing quite like mornings with nowhere to be."
SilveryMoon: *puts a protective hand over the cup during the process*
"And nothing to do."
"...except telling stories, I guess, hahah."
Nekokoneco: " Ah yes, nothing to do but sip coffee and recount a few tales hoping desperately that I don't let something embarassing slip haha. *grins as he tips back the mug to take a small sip* hm...where to even begin.."
SilveryMoon: "It just adds a little thrill to the thing! And you can start wherever you want, really. I'm sure any tale you might recount from your rich array of experiences will be interesting in a way or another."
"Oh, and happy tales are more than fine!" *grins*
Nekokoneco: "Wonderful! Well then let me see here, since my sister has already mentioned our dear old friend Levi to you perhaps to start out I could tell you how he and I met...that was a bit of an amusing tale I think haha. It was back in the early 1800s. If I'm not mistaken 1820 something perhaps? The specific dates are so hard to remember, but in that general area you get the picture! I was actually part of the crew constructing that canal here in the Americas...the one around that lake...what do you call it now...*He glanced up in thought* Erie yes that's it!"
SilveryMoon: "Oh, interesting! I'm afraid I'm no expert in American history, I'm not too sure I know what that canal is, but please, go ahead! I'll be learning new things along the way - and I must admit I am quite curious about the fellow since I keep hearing little bits and pieces about him!"
Nekokoneco: "oh it's just a canal allowing access to the Atlantic from that particular lake, it was quite the undertaking. But yes, it just so happened that he was also in the Americas at the time for the work and the two of us happened to be digging side by side. He's a cheerful fellow, a pidgeot, but I must tell you Arsène when the two of us first met I wanted to strangle him haha! This gentleman would not shut his mouth for a hill of gold, he was driving me insane! He insisted on blathering on and on and well...I was not quite in a talkative mood at the time."
SilveryMoon: *mutters* "Oh my, and I'm quite the talker myself... seems you can't catch a break, heheh..." *sips coffee*
Nekokoneco: "I don't mean to insult your prowess, but I believe at that time he could have out prattled anyone haha. During our chats though I came to find out that he was a rather superstitious fellow and well....*leans forward, a slight smirk spreading across his face* ...he told me he had heard rumors of this strange creature about some of the worksites late at night...a tall beast with bright red eyes and large wicked claws. He insisted I come with him to try and find the monster to prove to his other co-workers he was not speaking madness..."
SilveryMoon: *perk ups* "My! The plot thickens! Hahaha..."
Nekokoneco: "Indeed haha! You see, I had been taking a few trips out at night without this...hrm...disguise? I wear. Altering of land happened to be a skill of mine so I would travel out to make sure things were done properly to avoid any possible injuries from falling Earth and such. Apparently a few late night stragglers had caught glimpses of me at work and began spreading rumors. Of course the silly bird ate it up...so...I agreed to go with him on his 'monster hunt' *sips his coffee*"
SilveryMoon: *eats up every word*
Nekokoneco: "The two of us went out late at night, he was carrying only a small lantern. You would not believe how terribly excited he was to have someone willing to travel with him on this hunt. I couldn't possibly let him down after seeing how excited he was and...perhaps also I wanted to get back at him for all the blathering hehe but needless to say late in the night I slipped away and well...*takes another deliberately slow sip* I have not heard a gentleman scream so loud nor seen one run so fast in many many years. *smiles to himself*"
SilveryMoon: *Snorts a laugh in his coffee* "Edison! ...you dog!"
Nekokoneco: "It was such a golden opportunity, how could I have possibly passed that up? haha! Besides, after the initial fear wore off he was beyond elated to have been proven right for once!"
SilveryMoon: *raised eyebrow* "Well... that's an interesting reaction."
Nekokoneco: " he was an...*softly chuckles* ...interesting fellow the dear man. Would come in at all hours of the day with various baubles telling me of their capabilities to 'bring good luck' or whatever it was. He had a love for all things of that nature. I imagine after being called all manner of variations of crazy for believing such things he was glad at least one of his stories was definetly not a hoax. Would you believe it took him months to figure out it was me? I suppose he didn't get a good look at me that night but still haha."
SilveryMoon: "Hahahah, how did he come about figuring it was you? You told him hints, or he actually made a kind of paranormal investigation to find out? How did he react? ... Though I suppose, pretty well, since you did become close friends, hahahah...."
Nekokoneco: "Well he was attempting to sketch the 'monster' he had seen that night, I was reading in a chair nearby not paying much attention. The one feature he managed to remember was my eyes, being as bright as they are in the dark. When he looked long and hard at his drawing of the arrangement of my eyes and then glanced over at these *points to the dots on his forehead* ...well he put two and two together haha. Of course he was a bit huffy at first over being tricked, but it didn't take him long to get over it. He wasn't good at staying mad heh."
SilveryMoon: *delighted laugh* "And passing the chance to befriend a real, honest to goodness-" *drops mug to airquote* "monster, all more the reason not to stay angry at you. Besides, that sounds terribly unwise if your superstitious, running on such a powerful and unique being's bad side, hahahahah. My oh my, what a unique way to strike a friendship, heheh."
Nekokoneco: "It certainly was, but I must say I'm extremely grateful we did meet. He proved to be a lifelong friend in the end, we were close until the day I returned to sleep."
SilveryMoon: "...That's nice." *Doesn't really know what better to say to that, so just smiles gently at Edison over his mug*
Nekokoneco: "mmhmm...*takes a small sip of his coffee, setting his mug aside and taking a moment to stare as if in thought* ......but! I suppose that's a sufficient coverage of the tale of how the two of us met at least!"
SilveryMoon: "I suppose..." *swirls his coffee* "I do suppose it would be gracious of me to share a something in return for you regaling me with tales of Levi, at last."
Nekokoneco: "Only if you truly wish to Arsène. I'm, of course, always interested to hear more about you if you want to share though."
SilveryMoon: *chuckles* "Here, here, I didn't mean to sound reluctant, hahah. Alright, alright, hrm, then something about Grégoire maybe, since we seem to have started on the topic of friendship."
"I have to be careful though; there's always the possbility of you two meeting someday, heheh." *grins impishly*
Nekokoneco: "ah, you truly believe so Arsène? I would love to meet all three of them someday if possible!"
SilveryMoon: "Ah, wouldn't I love that - I'd mean they'd finally be able to visit me!" *small wistful sigh* "Ah, but yes. Okay, so Grégoire, hrm..."
"Well, I might have alluded before to the fact my childhood wasn't extremely wholesome, hm, so I grew up a bit lonely, didn't have any friends... that is, until I went to this boarding school in my teens; that's where I met him. We were assigned to the same bunk beds... He was a somewhat pudgy young fellow, and pretty easily pushed around, so he was relieved he ended up with someone that would let him have the lower bed without a fight..."
"I must admit I didn't befriend him right away... it was a pretty... harsh environment, that school, kind of a dog-eat-dog little microcosm... Only boys in their teens, overflowing with hormones and bravado, hahah..."
Nekokoneco: "Hrm..it...sounds rather unpleasant. *pushes up his glasses, listening intently*"
SilveryMoon: "Quite right that... In all honesty, if you want my opinion, you really didn't miss anything by not having been a teenager yourself - Garnet's and my joking aside..."
"As you noticed, I'm a rather scrawny guy, and I quickly found out that if I didn't want to be one that got kicked around, I had to join the alpha pack..."
"So, hum, not my proudest achievement, but yes. So I managed to get myself some pack protection, but Grégoire... he didn't."
"There must be said that it's quite an uneasy situation to have a bed above the guy that cries throughout the night because he was bulllied by the very people you hang out with, hrm.."
*grabs cup and drinks without looking up at Edison*
"So let's just say I didn't sleep so well for a while. And hum, some time passed like that - I wouldn't ever pick on him but I didn't really dare to do anything for him either. But then, well, puberty happened for him. And it seemd that every morning, he'd grown another centimeter or two - he was set to become a really big guy."
"And, well, I wish that didn't sound so callous, but I wasn't exactly a very great person at that time, but yeah I saw he was growing to be the kind of guy that nobody would dare to push around if only he hadn't been so cowed and wasn't so devoid of any will to fight... the kind of guy with genetics I really wished sorely I had been graced with - and he was a growlithe too, he had this potential to be very, very strong..."
"So, I made friends with him in hope I could make him into some sort of bodyguard, I guess..."
Nekokoneco: "Heavens Arsène...*runs a hand through his hair* ...it sounds as if you poor children grew up in a zoo amongst a pack of wolves!...it just sounds...simply awful.."
SilveryMoon: *embarrassed smile* "Ah, maybe, but I bet you've seen way worse. Still, thank you for caring, hahah."
*takes a sip*
Nekokoneco: "Whether there has been worse in the world or not does not discredit how terrible it is...to hear that you two were pushed to think in terms of surviving instead of enjoyment in your childhood....*softly shakes his head* I am very sorry to hear it for you both, and all the other boys forced to grow up there, not that such a sentiment is terribly meaningful at this point."
SilveryMoon: *turns to look at Edison, a smile back on his lips* "Not at all cher ami, it means a lot to me. Ah, but yes, anyhow..."
"I've dwelt quite enough on the details, so to be more succint: I did manage to befriend him and to talk his way into our band. Grégoire was, I think, half disbelieving his luck and just so thankful for the reversal of his situation that he'd really follow me around like a guard hound. And with the older boys leaving after finishing their schooling, well, I found myself the leader of a little pack, with Grég ever loyal at my side..."
"I think that our relationship had great mutual benefits though: I kind of taught him to fight and survive and earn respect and so on... But as for himself, he was at heart a very gentle person, with a heart of gold and strong family values, and he was a very positive influence on me. Looking back, without him - and Kellie later- I would have been quite set to become quite a rascal, following in my ...progenitor's footsteps and the such."
"We kind of became inseparable from those years onwards. I'm afraid we partaked in... not so wholesome.. professional activities together after we left school, but we did make a decent living, and we met Kellie - you know how that ends."
"I guess there's still a lot more I could tell about what happened in between but I've just been talking on and on and on, so I should let you rest your ears some, hahah."
Nekokoneco: "you have quite the story my dear friend. I find it rather funny that you would say I might have a lower opinion of you after hearing such tales, though I suppose you might have only meant that jokingly."
SilveryMoon: *Smiles but turns away* "Well, that was just my plucky youth - we judge youngsters less harshly, hahahah... I have done a lot more things, and many of them without deserving the leniency of still being half a child. I... suppose that with all you've seen and done, all the skeletons in my closet would seem pretty tame to you, but then again, I don't know. You do not seem like a totally unprincipled sort, either..."
*turns cup in his hands*
Nekokoneco: "Well...I've watched hundreds of ideals of right and wrong go by, what one culture would condemn a man for another would place them on a pedastol. Every culture seems to believe their morals are absolute and true for all mankind, but I've seen hundreds of variations saying the same thing. I've done hundreds of things that would certainly have me thrown in prison by your standards today...but I suppose living through so many ideals of what is good, what is bad...past transgressions often tend to lose their weight to me in many cases...I prefer to simply look at the person one is today and let that decide how I feel about them."
SilveryMoon: *silently considering Edison's words for a little while* "... That, sounds like a very wise outlook on life. Too wise for us little mortal fireflies maybe, with all our hurts, grudges and limited experiences, and downright myopic visions of the world... but I can imagine that it the conclusion one with your accumulated wisdom would come to...." *nods pensively*
*softly* "I suppose I might get around to tell you all of my tales eventually then - if you'll be willing to listen I guess..."
*shakes out of his pensive mood to look up merrily at Edison*
"Oh well, here's to you being such a delightful listener - and somehow enabling me to go on ramblings when I had rather planned to be listening to YOU in the first place!" *raises mug*
Nekokoneco: "*reaches over to retrieve his own mug, lifting to his* haha, always happy to listen my friend! Good to have someone I can simply share stories with like this."