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I swear I'm not a jumper.; Day 4, around 9:45.
Topic Started: Jan 7 2017, 06:15 PM (363 Views)
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((Min-jae Parker continued from Love, Fear, Choices and Astronauts))

Stairs, stairs, and more fucking stairs. If by some bizarre miracle Jae got out of this alive, he was making sure that his future home only had elevators. No stairs. Not even an escalator. Maybe a moving sidewalk, though. He'd liked running along those in airports as a kid, listening to the sound his suitcase made as it rolled over the moving strip.

It was comforting, in a way, to dwell on such inane things. Easier to push the lingering image of Henry lying gutted on the floor out of his mind if he was busy designing his ridiculous future house. His eyes were still red, but they were dry. Even if the hour-long separation from Asha and Dorothy wasn't quite up, it was taking him long enough to get up these damn stairs that it would be by the time he got there, between his leg slowing him down, one arm occupied by the crossbow and the staff, and the other clinging to the stair rail for the little good it would do him if he fell. He had started to have serious doubts about leaving them alone once he left the therapy rooms behind, but his body and the items he was weighed down with weren't interested in letting him hurry.

"Asha? Dot?" Jae called through the doorway when he was close enough for his voice to carry. He wasn't sure where on the roof they would actually be, but hopefully they could hear him. With a grunt, he shouldered through the door and took a careful step out onto the roof. It had seemed precarious enough a few days ago, and the night's rain and morning's lingering drizzle hadn't made it any more welcoming.

He took a moment to rearrange the things that he was carrying so he wouldn't drop them, and waved to the two figures some distance away.
"Art enriches the community, Steve, no less than a pulsing fire hose, or a fireman beating down a blazing door. So what if we're drawing a nude man? So what if all we ever draw is a nude man, or the same nude man over and over in all sorts of provocative positions? Context, not content! Process, not subject! Don't be so gauche, Steve, it's beneath you."
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...And then Dorothy was waving a knife at him. She seemed kind of embarrassed about it and quickly hid it away, which Jae might have found kind of funny had he been in a lighter mood. "I guess neither of you wants this then?" He gestured with the staff. Off-putting as it was on one hand for the one bit of equipment he'd managed to scavenge to turn out useless, he'd realized on the way up that he wasn't keen on holding onto it either. He'd essentially looted Henry's corpse for it. Maybe it would have been different if it was anyone else. Maybe not.

Jae sighed a little at the thought of going back down the stairs so soon, but did his best to shrug it off. "I'm fine with heading back down. I don't think the weather's going to clear up anytime soon, might as well head back inside." Maybe they would stumble across someone on his list. He couldn't decide if he wanted that or not.

Alessio Rigano. Alvaro Vacanti. Isabel Ramirez. Kimiko Kao. Nancy Kyle. Maybe it would be easier if fewer of them were names he could associate with actual people. Psycho killers on TV weren't human.

And how many more would be added to the list tomorrow? The next day? How many people whose names he had only heard once should be included? If nothing else, he couldn't go around shooting every potential threat just on a mathematical basis; he still only had 19 bolts for the crossbow.

Jae shook himself from his thoughts and gave Asha a half shrug indicating the doorway he had just emerged from.
"Art enriches the community, Steve, no less than a pulsing fire hose, or a fireman beating down a blazing door. So what if we're drawing a nude man? So what if all we ever draw is a nude man, or the same nude man over and over in all sorts of provocative positions? Context, not content! Process, not subject! Don't be so gauche, Steve, it's beneath you."
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A walking stick wasn't a bad idea, Jae supposed. Busted leg and all. All this time, and he still wasn't sure what exactly was wrong with it, but it was busted all the same. The pain had receded to a dull throb since the first day unless some impact made it flare up again; he'd almost gotten used to hobbling around.

He would have responded to Asha's quip in kind, but he'd never read Lord of the Rings. He'd been planning to, at some point. Maybe the library...

No, the library wasn't a good place for him to be.

He waited for Dorothy to join them, and then carefully followed Asha back down the stairs.

((Min-jae Parker continued in Flowers Hurt))
"Art enriches the community, Steve, no less than a pulsing fire hose, or a fireman beating down a blazing door. So what if we're drawing a nude man? So what if all we ever draw is a nude man, or the same nude man over and over in all sorts of provocative positions? Context, not content! Process, not subject! Don't be so gauche, Steve, it's beneath you."
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