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You Can't Roller Skate in A Buffalo Herd; Rorick's tagged, but it's open.
Topic Started: Aug 5 2016, 01:08 AM (342 Views)
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((Bryony Adams continued from Poe's Poems Pwn Posers))

Bryony was lost and out of place. That wasn’t exactly a new sensation to her, but right now, it wasn’t merely confined to the thoughts in her own mind. She knew that the skate park existed; she’d walked through Sumac Park plenty of times and seen people with skateboards tucked under their arms and rollerblades slung over their shoulders walking towards it. But that sort of thing wasn’t her scene at all, so she’d seen very little reason to even go close to the skate park.

The past few days had been… pretty rough, however. Actually, scratch that. The past few weeks had hit Bryony like a truck. There’d been a good number of sleepless nights for her, staying awake until the sun came up, either distracting herself by drawing and surfing the internet, trying her hardest to hold tears in, or simply lying in bed, staring at the ceiling, feeling blank and hollow.

Eventually, it got so that not even drawing or watching endless reruns of RWBY could distract Bryony from the growing mess of white noise in her head. She had laid in bed until midday, today, feeling utterly gross, before something clicked in the back of her mind that she needed to do something, and fast. She had thrown back the covers at a speed she didn’t realise she was capable of, managed to scramble together a cute outfit to wear, and headed off for a walk to try and clear her mind. She’d plugged herself into her iPod, and kept her head down, soon becoming lost in her music.

This was why Bryony was now standing in the middle of the Desert Plains Skate Park and feeling very out of place in her ‘Troubadorable’ t-shirt, light zip-up hoody, black skirt and kitty-cat face tights. She was in a brand new place and she didn't feel like she belonged there at all.

That one was definitely not a new sensation.

She imagined she was getting a few glances, but this time she couldn’t even blame any of them. She wasn’t in appropriate attire at all. It would probably be a good idea to retrace her footsteps and wander around Sumac Park some more, before she started to feel stupid and self-conscious.

A sharp clacking sound suddenly pierced the air, cutting over Bryony’s music and making her jump about a mile into the air. She looked hurriedly around herself for the source of the noise, eventually realising it had come from about a few feet away. There were two people at one of the benches, and Bryony was almost certain she recognised them from around school. She took one step towards them before she froze. They seemed to already be… pre-occupied, and on top of that, she didn’t exactly know them very well.

And now she was in a dilemma. Would it be weirder to keep on walking towards them, or to do a complete about turn and head the other direction?

Bryony split the difference by remaining frozen on the spot.
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Well, that plan had backfired spectacularly. Sure, it didn’t really matter anymore if Bryony stayed or left. The two people on the bench were now heading towards her instead, making her decision entirely moot. Normally, this would be an encouraging sign, that someone actively wanted to make an effort to talk to her.

However, they were both making their way in her direction rather faster than she was comfortable with, the boy in particular. Bryony’s fight or flight sense, the dial for which had been set to ‘flight’ and then broken off years ago, kicked in, and she took several steps back, as the boy drew closer and started yelling… something.

Bryony felt tears well up in the corners of her eyes as she was confronted by this yelling, manic stranger, but through some unbelievably powerful force of will, she didn’t break down at the sight of him. The initial shock was starting to wear off, and she could see now that, although the boy looked a little deranged, it wasn’t an antagonistic look in his eyes, like the bullies at school had perfected to an art form. It was more an ‘Oh Jesus Christ There’s A Massive Goddamn Spider In The Bath Tub’ look.

It took Bryony a second to realise just what the boy was gesticulating at, and by that time, the other person on the bench, a girl, had joined them, holding her own water bottle aloft. Still, Bryony couldn’t help but feel a little intimidated by what was going on, and she didn’t want to just ignore the boy’s request, so she thrust out the hand holding the plastic water bottle, almost punching Aiden in the chest in her haste.

“Oh, god, um, here, sorry… please, take it,” Bryony said, stumbling over her words as she did so. “Are you, um… are you okay?”
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