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Leo Fitz ([personal profile] hypoxic) wrote in [community profile] entrancelogs2016-08-09 12:43 am

(open) there's got to be a morning after;

Who: Leo Fitz and anyone else who really needs a beer right now
Where: The bar
When: August 9th, during that very still period between the end of the event and the return of everyone's powers.
Rating: PG-13, will note if anything escalates
Summary: Everyone got to live different lives and be different people! And then they woke up with the realization that they might have said or done some things that maybe shouldn't have happened. Beer is the solution to this problem. Come commiserate.
The Story:

[People talked about it, of course. They mentioned that events could change more than just parts of the mansion. But this was the first time Fitz had the chance to experience it. He'd lived an entirely different life, and it was... Pathetic. He'd become a person so steeped in published dogma that he lost track of common sense and self-awareness. He let people perform atrocities on him, all because he "knew" he was adhering to science.

And ever since waking up with his true memories restored, he's felt absolutely sick about it.

He settles down at the bar at just before noon, nursing a beer and brooding. He's not an expert drinker, and lets the beverage sit long enough for condensation to bead along the exterior of the glass between sips. But the sips do come eventually. How else is he going to wash away an alternate lifetime's worth of horrible choices?

Occasionally, he'll glance to whomever's settled down nearby, seeking comfort in shared misery.]

If I never hear the word "mutant" again it'll be too soon, yeah?

[This might be the most social he's been in the four months since his arrival.]
rosswood: (someone needs to learn white balance)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-08-09 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
[Alex has been here since morning. He didn't think he'd be one to sink back to the habit after he returned here in the first place. He didn't think anything could catapult him back to this, back to plunging uncertainty and fear and doubt.

He'd thought wrong.

If he'd felt like everything he did was justified then, what does that mean for him -

No. The two are completely different.

Alex is on his fourth beer and is no closer to achieving clarity. He looks to Fitz wearily.]

Jesus. Whoever's event that was, I kinda wanna strangle 'em.
rosswood: (all they'd find would be teeth)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-08-09 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[Alex takes a swing from his beer in solidarity. God but he feels exhausted. It was a damn miracle he didn't kick the bucket during that whole business, but he's not sure if the end result is much better.]

So. What were you, then? Human? Mutant? Resistance? Whatever the fuck?
rosswood: if you don't have friends (how to make a movie)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-08-09 06:36 pm (UTC)(link)

[No different from normal, at least. Har.]

Pretty rampantly anti-mutant. Like, domestic terrorism levels.
rosswood: (someone needs to learn white balance)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-08-09 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
[Alex huffs. Yeah, sure, he doesn't regret it. Not one bit. Keeps telling himself that. Didn't regret killing two people he'd actually liked - well, maybe "like" is a bit of a stretch with River. She's probably back by now. He hopes she's back by now.

He doesn't know what he's gonna say to her.]

Wasn't all smiles and sunshine, trust me.
rosswood: (it's so david lynchian)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-08-09 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[The corner of Alex's mouth tightens, and he looks away.]

I've got plenty of memories of hurting people, dating back to way before this mess started. Still don't know how many of 'em actually happened.
rosswood: (what'd you shoot this with a potato)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-08-10 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
[Definitely not in cold blood. Cough cough.]

Yeah, sure, until the next event rolls around with a fifty-fifty percent chance of brainwashing us again.
rosswood: (there's razors in your apple)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-08-11 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[Alex snorts into his drink. Getting back to his room is gonna be a nightmare. Good thing he doesn't plan on doing that anytime soon.]

Yeah? You sure about that? 'Cause I don't think everyone here is gonna agree with you.
rosswood: (it's so david lynchian)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-08-14 05:50 pm (UTC)(link)
[Alex shakes his head. That sounds either like wishful thinking or naivete for him, but maybe he's too far removed from the scope of anyone's optimism to recognize a genuine hope when he hears it.]

I've never slept well. Never.
rosswood: (someone needs to learn white balance)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-08-16 03:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Only thing that shuts stuff down long enough.

[He says it wryly, toasting the other man in solidarity before taking a long draft from his bottle.]

rosswood: (that's not tomato juice)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-08-18 06:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[He thinks he's met him before, taunted him over the network or something - but that feels like forever ago, and in any case, he was a different person back then. Four years makes a hell of a difference, even if that all took place back home instead of here.]

"Circumstances" here are never ideal.
rosswood: (it's so david lynchian)

[personal profile] rosswood 2016-08-19 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
This place enjoys taking memories so badly. How 'bout it takes ones from the shit events instead of the ones from home, huh?