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Mass Destruction; 10th thread! (Open!)
Topic Started: Feb 7 2016, 05:52 PM (1,275 Views)
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The sun shone over the Kingman Streets, like it always seemed to be, but it wasn’t too bad today. My butts were out, and there was pretty nice wind that happened to be blowing today. While the season was fairly close to ending, it was still winter, and while he thought that the season didn’t really affect too much (especially considering that this was Kingman, which he liked to think was the heat capital of the world), it probably did something. By all standards, today was pretty good; it fulfilled all the Goldilocks conditions for temperature. Not too hot, nor freezing. It wasn’t raining, either, which was a pretty good bonus. People could probably actually walk the streets without melting to death. By all standards, again, it was a pretty cool day.

Plus, you know.

Air conditioned room.

((Jeremy Frasier, continued from My Friends Are Assholes))

Jeremy browsed the shelves of Larson’s Comics and Games, looking for the latter in particular. This wasn’t really a place he went to; Gamestop and Steam normally had what he needed (and more!), but Gamestop didn’t supply PS2 games anymore, and Atlus had this weird thing against PC gaming which meant they never ported their games to it ever. He was looking for Persona 3; he had bought Q a couple of days ago and some of his internet friends had told him that 3 was fairly mandatory if he wanted to enjoy the game. He had the money, and he wasn’t really that into reading an LP as opposed to playing the game, so he came here. Somebody at school told him that they supplied older games here, so it wasn’t too out of the question that they’d have some stuff from the PS2 era.

He hadn’t had any luck so far, though. He was just searching through the shelves so far, and while they did have some PS2 games, none of them were what Jeremy was looking for. They did have some cool stuff, though. The first God of War wasn’t something he had ever seen online, and while he already had the 3DS version Snake Eater seemed pretty cool too. They even had some arcades; nothing too special but House of the Dead could be fun to play with a friend, and he remembered once playing CarnEvil somewhere else and liking it, so that was an option too. Even if he wasn’t able to find Persona 3 he could still buy something cool with his money.

He kept browsing through the games section, just seeing what he could find at this point.
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Huh, wow. Larson’s seemed to have in stock every rare game he could think of except for the one he was looking for. At this point he had stopped looking for Persona 3 and he was now searching the shelves just seeing what he could find. Most of the new stuff he had seen was stuff he already had or had no interest for, but there were still enough gems in there to keep holding his interest. He really needed to get a job at some point, just so that he could come back here and be able to get more stuff from what seemed to be a treasure trove of a store. Maybe he could invite a friend over and go on one of the arcades. They didn’t seem to have too many new things, but he could just use steam if they didn’t have what he needed.

And then Cadeyn appeared behind him and whispered that nickname he had grown to loathe with a thousand passions ever since he had met her on that fateful day several years ago.

“Jesus Christ!” He jumped, turning around to see how he was going to get out of here and… oh wait no it was Fiyori. Never mind then. He exhaled, releasing much more air than he thought he had breathed in, and raised his hands up to his shirt’s collar, folding it back and putting it where it was before he freaked out. After doing that, he looked at Fiyori. She hadn’t done a very good job in placing herself in his good books so far, considering the earlier incident with the 3DS and now this, but whatever, she could possibly improve in his eyes. Plus, he didn’t really expect someone like her to be at Larson’s so he may as well talk to her and ask why she was here, and stuff.

“Don’t scare me like that. I actually thought you were Cadeyn for a second.” He said, continuing to breathe in and out. He probably just lost a few years of his life off of that scare.
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“You take pride in being an asshole?”

Jeremy had calmed down from the sudden surprise, but he was still a little annoyed. Mentioning Cadeyn tended to do that to him. Still, his clothes were straight now, and he could breathe like a normal person, so even though he was probably going to be psychologically scarred down the line he was fine for now. He lowered his hands, made them pull his shirt. It was something he had done out of habit for a couple of years now; his hands needed something to do when they weren’t doing anything else, after all. His parents told him not to do it, but fuck them, it wasn’t like pulling his shirt down was going to change the world or anything. Well, actually it would, but not in a way that would affect other people or anything.

“Well, I can deal with Bradley, so I can probably deal with you. Yo.”

Well, so long as she didn’t bring up bad memories again. He chose to willingly not reply to her remark about Cadeyn, as much as it hurt him to not make an equally snippy remark back. Didn’t she use to date Danny? That could be used in a jab somewhere, if this turned out to be like the BB situation a few months back. He hoped it didn’t, though. If it went that road it would only result in humiliation. Still, he was down for a chat, so long as she wasn’t too much of an asshole or anything. He kinda wished that there were chairs here to sit on, though. He preferred talking to people sitting down rather than standing up.

“So why’d you blame me for stealing the 3DS? Just interested, is all.”
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“Well, maybe you had fun.”

Yeah, chairs would be great here. Just kinda felt weird having this standing up. He hopped slightly, changing his stance so that he was leaning on his right foot rather than his left. It was a little odd, talking to people from school outside of school, especially considering that Fiyori wasn’t quite hitting friend levels right now. There was something about accusing someone of a crime that you did yourself that still stopped Jeremy from being totally friendly with her right now. Her reasoning didn’t really do her any favours, either. While it was fun to watch a ball of chaos just fuck with things to fun, he wouldn’t ever place his faith or make an alliance with them, even if he thought he may be able to keep them under control.

Still, he may have thought this a million times by now but it was still relevant, she had a chance to improve. He was patient, and there wasn’t much she could do to screw him over or anything like that here.

“Although being randomly accused of stealing something and then being placed in a kangaroo court isn’t really my idea of a good time.”

He moved his arms up, folding them for a second. He quickly switched back, though. Position just didn’t really feel that comfortable.

“I heard from Darius that you kept Mario Kart after you gave the 3DS back, though? If that’s true then maybe I’d forgive you for accusing me.”

He snorted, a bit. Something like that, anyway. He didn’t know. He just kinda did an action that showed that he wasn’t serious about that last part.
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Jeremy laughed. Not an actual laugh, mind you. A fake laugh, something you put up for show when you need to emphasise something. Nothing about Fiyori asking him if his accusation had anything to it was funny, he was just laughing for the sake of his response.

“Nope. I had nothing behind that accusation. I figured that I was in a witch trial so I accused someone else randomly to see if it stuck. As you probably know, I was right, but the accusation didn’t stick.”

Which still fucking sucked by the way. Being in a kangaroo court where nothing you said mattered and everyone was out to get you wasn’t really Jeremy’s idea of fun. Especially with Cadeyn around. He was able to ignore her then for the most part but she just sucked all the fun out of the surrounding area just by appearing. He could be in fucking Nirvana and yet she’d still be able to ruin it just by showing up. That was the magic of the cassowary.

Fiyori then said that yes, she had decided to keep Mario Kart 8. Jeremy laughed, for real this time. God, Darius had been so pissed when he found out. It was kinda like the beginning of his 3DS witchhunt minus the whole “Cadeyn appears and Jeremy gets accused” part. Fiyori seemed actually fun, even if she was kind of an asshole for blaming him. She wasn’t like Bradley where her assholery had an air of mild annoyance that got under his skin enough. Maybe he could actually be friends with her.

Well, so long as she didn’t accuse him of any crimes again, at least.

“Aww, it’s kind of a shame that you’re going to give it back to him. I was kinda hoping that you would have given it to someone else. It would have been fun to see him squirm some more.”

Admittedly. Jeremy didn’t really think of himself as an asshole or a bad person, but he had to admit it was fun to see a couple people in his school wriggle around a bit. Only like, the bad people though. He used his assholery for the power of good, even though he hadn’t had a chance to use it this year yet.
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Jeremy was… pretty sure that was the definition of a thief. Jeremy wasn’t quite sure about the specifics, but he knew that Fiyori took the 3DS somewhere at the party, kept it to herself, and kept Mario Kart when she gave the 3DS back. He wasn’t quite sure what he’d find if he searched up thief in a dictionary (and he doubted that he’d see a picture of Fiyori next to it, that phrase/saying/whatever never made sense to him and always seemed kinda dumb), but he was pretty sure it’d be close to “somebody who takes something from someone without asking them.” He decided to voice this out, smirking at Fiyori slightly.

“You… kinda took it from Darius without asking, if I remember this correctly. I’m pretty sure that’s the definition of a thief.”

He took a couple steps backwards, taking care of what was behind him until he was up against a wall. He leaned back on it once he reached it. He was starting to like this. He’d probably want to move somewhere else since he was kinda uncomfortable talking to someone standing up, but he could deal with that. It was more comfortable leaning on the wall, after all.

She then asked him if he wanted something to eat. He was… still a little skeptical about this, but hey, he’d bite, depending on what it was.

“Depends, what is it?”
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Well, Fiyori didn’t even respond to Jeremy’s challenge on what a thief was there so he supposed that meant he won there. He pumped his fist silently as she rummaged through her bag, likely looking for something in there. What was she looking for? Jeremy didn’t know, and didn’t really care to find out. She was likely going to show him what it was, anyway, so there was no real point in trying to guess what it was. Instead, he brought his hands up to his eyes and rubbed them; it was probably afternoon by now, but he still felt kinda sleepy. Not in the way that would actually bring him sleep if he went to a bed, though, more the kind that made him barely able to feel pain. He was pretty sure that if someone cut his arm right now he wouldn’t even notice.

So then Fiyori got up with the stuff out of her bag, and they were some sort of… bread ball things? Not something he’d ever seen, and the name that Fiyori provided for him didn’t ring any bells. Still, maybe they were good? Depended on what was in it. If the stuff under the bread turned out to be like, lettuce or carrot or something there was no way he was going to eat it. Probably best to ask what was in it, just as a safety precaution. He brought his hands down from his eyes and started pulling down on his shirt again. He probably wasn’t going to be able to do anything about his sleepiness right now, so he’d just wait until it suddenly went away.

“What’s under the bread? Meat or like, super green stuff?”

Yep, super green stuff. Always the best at wordplay, Jeremy.
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Okay, so it was meat? No cauliflower or anything like that? Well, that was fine for him then. He honestly didn’t know how or why people would eat certain vegetables and actually like the tastes of them. Like, he knew that corn was a vegetable and he’d happily eat that but there was no way he could eat carrots or cauliflower without heavy amounts of gravy on the side. Did they somehow taste like a totally different thing to other people? He wasn’t sure. Might be worth checking into when he got home, although he doubted that two people could eat the same thing and have it taste different.

But anyway, there was meat in it instead of vegetables, so that was fine with him. Apparently there were spices in it, though. It wasn’t really that big of a deal, but it was going to be a problem eating it if it was too spicy. He remembered back in grade six when he went to the university to do some cultural thingy and he had some indian dish and it took him the whole bus ride home to finally eat it all due to how spicy it was. Not really a memory he wanted to revisit. Still, he could deal with it if they were as mild as Fiyori said they were, so he took the smaller breadball from her palm and held it in his. He was almost going to put it in his mouth, but would it be rude if he ate it in front of her? He didn’t know. He should probably check.

“Should I eat it here or should I wait a bit?”
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“Hey, I’m only trying to savour the experience here,” Jeremy said, smirking. “Just let me… take in the smell or something.” No. Jeremy wasn’t stalling. He had no idea what you were talking about. But no, really, he wasn’t. He actually was being polite and all that. Nothing to justify the- wait no that wasn’t really a rude response at all. Although he wasn’t trying to stall, he probably would have eaten it a while ago if he didn’t start asking questions, so that little comment at the end there was a little justified. “But in all seriousness, I’ll have it now.” He held the breadball (which was already in his palm, by the way; no idea what she meant by that), and… wait, how was he supposed to eat this without spilling it all over the floor? Was he supposed to eat the top and then use the bread as a cup, or something?

Wait, no, you’re stalling, Jeremy. That’s literally what you said you weren’t doing a moment ago. Just eat it already.

And that’s what he did. He took a bite out of the top of the thing and left the rest in his palm, letting it roll around his tongue and- wow god this was spicy. Not like “oh my god I can’t eat this it’s too spicy” spicy, but he could certainly feel his mouth heat up a little. Well, it didn’t heat up a little, it was kinda burning now actually, but he could deal. Tasted pretty good, actually. He swallowed, and moved his tongue around his mouth for a bit, trying to get the remaining spice out. He didn’t really have the blessing of water here so he had to make do with what he had.

“You weren’t lying when you mentioned that it was spicy,” Jeremy said, still trying to clean out his mouth. “Still tastes pretty good, though!”
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Whoh, hey! Using the stock phrase he gave to his parents actually worked! Normally when he said it his mother would go “just good?” and become super entitled about it but apparently Fiyori was satisfied with his compliment. So much so that she decided to get a little closer to him. Not too close for comfort or anything but there was a little doubt in his mind that this was going to be a good thing. She then breathed in, and said something that Jeremy didn’t really quite know the real meaning of. Like, he knew the words that Fiyori said and could put them together into a sentence and he could understand what it meant but not the tone behind it. Was she being legitimate? Was she flirting with him? He highly doubted and dreaded the latter but it was a possible interpretation out of the many that could be what she actually meant. Maybe he should ask, that’d probably narrow it down a bit.

“I’m not quite sure what you mean-”

And then he heard the fucking nickname again and he snapped his head towards where he had heard it from. Apparently it was now the new cool thing to call Jeremy by the nickname that made him want to tear his eardrums out. Yay! Joy all around! That’d definitely brighten up his day whenever he heard it! He looked around the shelves of the store to see who called him that, expecting it to be Darius or Bradley or someone else who found annoying other people to be a barrel of laughs, so when he saw Brendan a couple metres from him he was a little surprised. Brendan was normally a cool person to have around on a good day, but he had this little special snowflake quality about him and that could get real annoying real quick. Considering that and the fact that he had used the nickname that any sane person wouldn’t use given that it was Cadeyn who gave him that nickname then no. Today was not a good day for Jeremy to be around Brendan.

“Excuse me?” Jeremy looked at Brendan, tone of voice indicating that Jeremy wasn’t exactly happy about the nickname that Brendan just gave him.
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So then Brendan just ignored him. No sorry or anything. He just kinda went on talking to Fiyori, apologizing to her about something that Jeremy didn’t really care about at all. Not that it surprised him, really. Brendan was the type of dude who would always start fights before immediately backing down once whoever they picked on fought back. Hey, look at me, I’m the good guy in this scenario! I’m the person who was unfairly attacked by that jerk Jeremy after I called him by the name that his fucking ex-girlfriend gave him! I’m clearly not at fault here! Yeah, fucking bullshit. The fact that he apologised to Fiyori and not Jeremy kinda told him that.

Because you know what? It was okay to make fun of Jeremy. He was the one who had an ex-girlfriend who fucking stalked him. He was the one who looked so damn funny whenever he half threw himself out a window just to avoid her. It wasn’t like he’d made a terrible mistake which put him in literal hell for two months and even after still left him with someone who literally drained his good mood whenever she was even mentioned. It wasn’t like he didn’t admit that or anything. Nope! It was clearly okay to make fun of him for it, and it was clearly not your fault if he bit back at you for mocking him! So fuck Brendan. Fuck Fiyori, too. He was currently with two people who he fucking hated at the moment and he could feel-

...He needed to get out of here. He could already feel the tiny little strings of rage tighten themselves around his head and arms. That wasn’t good. It never was. He moved, walking past Brendan and heading out of the front of the shop. He needed air, or something. He didn’t know. Something that could just help him fucking relax.

((Jeremy Frasier, continued in Top 10 Reasons SotF is the show YOU should be watching! ✓✓✓))
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