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Susan ([personal profile] wild_magic) wrote in [community profile] lostcarnival2017-03-27 08:40 pm

dumb sad boys

Who: Lauren and Susan
What: dumb brothers being sad - continued from here OKAY NOW IT'S ACTUALLY A CATCH-ALL LAUREN+SUSAN POST FOR PRE-ALOLA JUNK
When: Day 68 at night a variety, starting with night of day 68
Where: their trailer

Although he eventually came out of the bathroom that first night, Susan still didn't talk to Lauren. Instead he avoided his brother as best he could, falling asleep curled up with Fluff (and Stanley, if she let him) on the bed.

The next day he went out, even though Lauren had told him not to; he didn't know a lot about vampires, and even though he felt bad doing it (especially when he was still worried about Lauren), he was pretty sure they couldn't go out in the sun, so it was an easy way to not have to talk to him. He didn't want another argument, not any more - not that he knew what else to do, not when he was feeling pretty bad now, but that didn't matter. He just didn't want Lauren to yell at him and tell him he's wrong.

By that night, though, he still wasn't feeling any better - and even though he still didn't want to really talk to his brother, he still missed him and wanted to be with him.

Once it was late, and he was sure Lauren would be asleep, Susan quietly left the sofa where he'd been originally planning on sleeping, instead slipping into the room with his brother. From there he quietly made his way to the bed, climbing under the covers while being as careful as he could to not wake him.

[personal profile] mylastchance 2017-03-29 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
He holds him for a while, before he leads them both over to the bed. He wishes he knew what to say or do to help, but he has a feeling the only thing that will help is time. He knows the feeling of suddenly loosing a part of yourself. He'd experienced it himself only a few days ago.

[personal profile] mylastchance 2017-03-29 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
"How do you feel?" he asks, voice quiet after a long moment of shared silence between them.

[personal profile] mylastchance 2017-03-29 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
He looks away, not sure what to make of that answer.

"Did... She say why?"
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[personal profile] mylastchance 2017-03-29 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
Of course. He was surprised something like this hadn't happened sooner, to be honest. Maybe she wanted him to be able to protect himself from the vampires. Still, Susan was acting strange before, but now he felt like it would only get even worse.

"Maybe... You could get it back?"
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[personal profile] mylastchance 2017-03-29 05:04 am (UTC)(link)
He looks away at Susan's silence. He really has no idea how to handle this.

"Do you want Fluff?"

[personal profile] mylastchance 2017-03-29 05:09 am (UTC)(link)
He nods, looking to Susan a moment longer before he stands and heads for the door. He opens it, calling for Fluff to see if she'll come.

[personal profile] mylastchance 2017-03-29 06:25 am (UTC)(link)
Lauren just rolls his eyes at her behavior before glancing to Susan to see if he's okay with her being near.
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[personal profile] mylastchance 2017-03-29 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Lauren watches him for a moment. He's glad he has Fluff to comfort him. He knows Susan has him too, but Lauren wishes he could do more than comfort. Whenever Susan was hurting Lauren wanted to solve the problem, but this time the problem had been of Susan's own making. Lauren wondered if somehow it was his fault this had happened. If he had only been able to get through to Susan about thinking before he reacted this could have been avoided. He hadn't been able to though, and now Susan was paying the price. He wished he could have seen this coming, but never would he have guessed that Susan would attack someone for a lack of action on their part.

Honestly it scared him. The idea that Susan would hurt someone whose only fault was inaction, it terrified him. It made him question the person Susan had become, and what part he, Lauren, had played in it. He knew he hadn't done everything right raising Susan on his own, but he at least thought he had done better than this. He remembers Carly yelling at him that they weren't alone anymore. Maybe she had been right.

He comes closer to Susan again, sitting opposite Fluff.

"Susan... We'll figure this out. It might take time, but we will, okay? So please don't give up hope."

[personal profile] mylastchance 2017-03-29 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
He puts his arm around Susan, content to hold him until he has to let go.