stilljustandrew: (look aside)
stilljustandrew ([personal profile] stilljustandrew) wrote2014-12-30 03:00 pm

[oopfsb / undarkest timeline] cold light of day

In the morning Matt gets examined again, and given one more round with the device that stimulates bone regrowth for his cracked rib, and released from the infirmary with strict instructions to go back if he finds either the rib or his head giving him any pain.

Andrew's been talking to Security while this is going on, and returns to hover around the infirmary entrance while Matt's being discharged.

(He feels like he should be feeling less afraid, after a night's sleep and a definite course of action. Somehow he's not.)
twiggy_witchboy: (think about that one)

[personal profile] twiggy_witchboy 2015-01-01 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
"I think a few things."

Another sip of coffee.

"That's one. Another is ... I know it's really hard for you. I do. But if you can tell me anything about how the First might try to get to me, what I can expect--"

Unsaid, here: Instead of what the First did to you, and what you're afraid will happen to you.

"Whatever you can think of, please tell me."
twiggy_witchboy: (Default)

[personal profile] twiggy_witchboy 2015-01-01 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
"It's up to you."

Matt sighs softly.

"One more thing, though. While this is going on ... I don't know that it's a good idea for us to be dating."
twiggy_witchboy: (with great power comes)

[personal profile] twiggy_witchboy 2015-01-02 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
"I don't think it's a good idea for us to be dating."

Matt scrubs a hand over his cheek.

"Um. I think we need to be in good emotional shape for this. As good as we can be. And I don't think we know each other well enough to support each other like that."
twiggy_witchboy: (sensitive)

[personal profile] twiggy_witchboy 2015-01-02 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
Matt waits.

Breaking up, of course, is not something that requires a unanimous vote. Can you even call it breaking up if it's been like a month? But he waits to hear what else Andrew's going to say.
twiggy_witchboy: (don't call me shirley)

[personal profile] twiggy_witchboy 2015-01-02 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
Matt frowns.

"Were you gonna say something else?"

The urge to skate right past is very strong, but he at least tries to be better at communicating these days.
twiggy_witchboy: (bad idea)

[personal profile] twiggy_witchboy 2015-01-02 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm sorry," he murmurs.
twiggy_witchboy: (mite unsettling)

[personal profile] twiggy_witchboy 2015-01-02 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
Matt's hand scrubs his cheek again, down the side of his neck.

"Yeah," he says, "just-- please, whatever you do, take care of yourself, okay?"
twiggy_witchboy: (work and or magic to do)

[personal profile] twiggy_witchboy 2015-01-02 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
Matt nods.

"Don't give up."
twiggy_witchboy: (don't call me shirley)

[personal profile] twiggy_witchboy 2015-01-02 03:22 am (UTC)(link)
Matt watches Andrew go, then turns his gaze with a sigh to his abandoned breakfast.

Maybe it's selfish that his first thought is, You probably really needed to eat.

He takes a bite of his own omelet, without much pleasure.

But he thinks he needs it too.