Go down
QMeetsWorld
Member
Posts : 400
Join date : 2019-02-27
Age : 22
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty we can be beautiful

on Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:16 am

Bright lights and loud music really made Lachlan feel at home. When mixed with alcohol, it was so easy to detach from it all. The more disorienting, the better. It was the first party after the  weather had taken the turn for fall. The message that got passed around camp through the typical whisper campaign was that this was destined to be the best party of 2017.  Lachlan was skeptical, seeing as it was being thrown by some kids from the fourth, but a party was a party and he wasn't about to miss that.

So, as the sun went down, Lachlan was walking from his house to the Field of Mars with the group of guys he'd been pregaming with: Oliver, Greg, Steve, Leighton, and Chad. People were streaming in from different directions. The weather was dropping to about 50°F that night which would be nice. Nothing was worse than when they had these huge parties in peak July heat. Everyone was sweaty enough from dancing in a mob. It didn't need to be 85°F while they were doing it.

When they got to the party, Lachlan and Oliver poked and weaved through the party, saying hi to acquaintances and admirers along the way, until they got to the keg. Oliver poured drinks for both of them and they sipped from them as they looked over the party.

"Where is Caroline tonight?" Oliver asked. He had a way of getting right to the point with Lachlan. He knew what Lachlan was doing. He was scanning the party to make sure that Caroline was actually not going to be there and for a potential replacement all in one go.

"She said she doesn't want to be within a square mile of me. Something about me being a worthless sack of pig shit? Honestly it all seemed a bit more dramatic than I deserved." It wasn't uncommon for him and Caroline to get into arguments but parties were where they usually got over them. She seemed pretty serious about the fact that she wouldn't be here tonight.

"Maybe this is actually the Big Fight." Oliver said. Lachlan believed that Oliver did like Caroline enough, but was always just a little sick of their bullshit. "Doubtful." And with that, Oliver was being pulled towards the dance floor by some guy that Lachlan thought was named Keegan. Or maybe it was Keith, who knows? Lachlan was left standing alone by the keg. So, he refilled his cup and did the only thing there was to do: pushed himself into the mass of people to find someone to dance with.


Last edited by QMeetsWorld on Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:00 am; edited 1 time in total
Pike
Administrator
Posts : 448
Join date : 2019-02-26
Age : 21
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:29 pm
we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po450cWLde1t9ndkh_1280we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po44zjd2zp1t9ndkh_1280

Skye kind of hates partying in the field of mars. At least when the parties were in New Rome there was less of a chance of them being busted. Here they were all one late night round away from being caught. Though, to be fair, it is her night for rounds. So maybe them getting caught is less likely than she thinks. Though, if someone finds out about this, she'd probably be demoted. So, she's back on the worry train.

Skye stands near the further side of the room, only halfway through her second drink. She keeps glancing over to the entrance, waiting for someone to catch them. She can see Lily Hivens dancing, which is honestly surprising because she's in the running for Praetor. Guess you couldn't take the party out of the centurion.

"Skye, you need to chill." Skye turns her head to see Bex looking at her disapprovingly. "You're no fun when you're like this." Skye's about to argue that she is very fun, excuse you, but then Hannah is hitting her arm repeatedly. Hannah is already into drink four, even though she's a terrible lightweight and would probably be drunk before Skye and Bex. "Lover boy's all alone, Caroline isn't coming." She says, pointing to the entrance where Lachlan Reid has just walked in by himself. Skye isn't surprised, she heard the shouting from her room. She can't help but smile a little bit, knowing that Caroline is probably miserable missing out on a party. Plus, she'll be able to enjoy the evening without having to worry about running into the blonde bitch herself. What? She can call Caroline a bitch it's within her right as a woman.

"He's so whipped, I swear to god," Bex snickers into her drink, "I don't think I've seen him without her, ever."

"She practically lives at his house," Skye says, "One time I looked out my window and he didn't close his blinds and" Skye mimics gagging. She'll forever be scarred by that moment.

"He's probably going to get her pregnant one day."

"Yeah, if he hasn't already."

Skye watches Lachlan at the keg for a moment, trying to remember the last time she saw him alone at a party. Then, Bex is tapping her hand and she turns back around.

"Okay, babes, you have to loosen up. Here." And Bex is putting a small white pill in her hand. She can tell what it is just by looking at it, the main giveaway is the little smiley face stamped on one of the faces.

"Where'd you get this?" She asks as Bex is putting one into her mouth.

"Carly knows some guy," Hannah answers, taking a pill herself.

Skye sighs. She knows she probably shouldn't, but she also hates being the joy kill. So, before she can change her mind, she's putting the pill on her tongue and washing it down with whatever Bex had put in her solo cup.

It takes a couple minutes, but suddenly she can feel her troubles melting away. The music gets louder, the colors get sharper, and suddenly all she wants to do is dance. She isn't sure where Hannah and Bex went, but she's surrounded by people and she's loving it. Who cares what happens? That's a problem for tomorrow. Things are good. She's the happiest she's been in a while.

She moves through the crowd a bit, seeing if she can find Hannah, but then suddenly she realizes she's standing face to face with Lachlan Reid. Except there's no ill will, after all, they used to be friends. He's still cute, too. So she gives him a smile.


Last edited by Pike on Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:09 am; edited 1 time in total

_________________


Skye Maddox // Bea Dalton // Bess Nakamura // Bronte Cartier // Eleanor Zimmerman
QMeetsWorld
Member
Posts : 400
Join date : 2019-02-27
Age : 22
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:21 am

Once Lachlan gets into the middle of the dance floor, it's super easy for him to get into the party. The music is so loud that he has to really focus on someone to talk to them. With the lights flashing, that wasn't really worth it. So instead, he just let himself get into the music. He was dancing for a while, stopping just long enough to get a few drink refills. When his cup empties for the fifth time and he is definitely feeling it, he is dancing with a girl who looks vaguely familiar to him. Her dark hair reflected the lights. Maybe she was like particularly popular or something. Lachlan didn't particularly care. She was hot.

Lachlan pat her lightly on the waist, shouting over the music that he'd catch her in a minute. He didn't actually commit to coming back, but maybe he would. His eyes scanned over the party. Maybe a small part of him was trying to catch that familiar blonde hair, but mostly he was just taking it all in. He clocked Oliver across the room dancing close with Kee-whatever. He wasn't stressed about knowing his name. Lachlan didn't see him lasting long. Not Oliver's type. He was into skinny guys and adorable girls.

Lachlan felt an arm wrap around his neck. Leighton was leaning into him and laughing loudly. He clapped his empty cup against Lachlan's.

"Dude, no empties tonight. We're getting more." He felt Leighton pull him towards the keg. Lachlan turned to move with him, when someone was standing in his path. He looked down and saw Skye Maddox. Leighton's arm slipped away and he called back that he was going to bring Lachlan back a drink and Lachlan nodded, waving him off.

It wasn't surprising that Skye was there. Of their childhood friend group, him, Kirsten, and Skye were the ones who really entered this world young. He would be very surprised to see Delilah Lockwood. Lachlan looked Skye up and down. Was she always this hot? His eyes caught her smile and he smiled back at her with a suave look.

Quickly it came to his head that this was the same Skye who Caroline hated so much. He had heard so much shit, true or not, about her. What would she think if she was here. Caroline would hate this. Lachlan could be in the mood for a little chaos.

"Skye Maddox."
Pike
Administrator
Posts : 448
Join date : 2019-02-26
Age : 21
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:00 am
we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po450cWLde1t9ndkh_1280we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po44zjd2zp1t9ndkh_1280

"Lachlan Reid" Skye replies in the same tone that Lachlan had used.

Her senses are in overdrive right now, everything is so much, except she kind of loves it. She loves the way the music is so loud it makes her ears ring, she loves the way the string lights are almost a little too bright, the way the room is just a little too warm, the feeling of being surrounded by dozens of other people, occasionally bumping into her. There's a thought in the back of her head reminding her that this is Caroline's Lachlan. The Caroline that will do anything to get a rise over her. The Caroline that had pushed her into the mud last war games, even though they were on the same team. The same Lachlan that made her want to throw up when she saw him take Caroline by the hand into his club house. The same Lachlan that she had argued with the last time they were in that guest house together, back when they were fourteen years old.

Still, all she can feel is pure happiness. Everything seems possible, and probable. Who cares about all that history? What matters is that they're here right now and he's really beautiful when he's smiling at her like that.

"Where's your ball and chain?" Skye says, before correcting herself, "Sorry, where's your girlfriend?"

Just because she's happy, doesn't mean that she can't tease him. After all, she still hates Caroline. She's a bitch.


_________________


Skye Maddox // Bea Dalton // Bess Nakamura // Bronte Cartier // Eleanor Zimmerman
QMeetsWorld
Member
Posts : 400
Join date : 2019-02-27
Age : 22
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:42 am

Lachlan could tell that this wasn't the same Skye who spent time in his clubhouse. Maybe it was the party atmosphere or the uppers that were being passed around, or maybe she had just grown up. All he knows for sure is that that isn't the same smile he was used to seeing, even he just caught a glance of her going into her house.

Lachlan laughed quickly and sharply when Skye teased him. "I definitely do not have a girlfriend," It wasn't that he couldn't see Caroline like that, He definitely could. It just didn't seem like what she wanted. When she said that, he didn't disagree with her. It was just easier this way. But there wasn't time to unpack that. "And I don't have a ball and chain." Lachlan continued.

"Caroline, though, is very mad at me for, frankly, something that isn't that big of a deal. She's being a downright bitch and I am over it. If she wants to pout and miss a party, I don't care." Leighton returned with a drink for Lachlan. He cheersed him and Lachlan looked at Skye and chugged the whole beer and stacked in under Leighton's cup before sending him on his way to find Chad.

"Impressive, I know. No need to say something." Lachlan joked and offered a hand out to Skye. "Dance with me? I wanna see if your dancing has improved since you and Delilah would make us watch you dance to the Jonas Brothers. Or at least matured at all." Lachlan snickered.
Pike
Administrator
Posts : 448
Join date : 2019-02-26
Age : 21
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:03 am
we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po450cWLde1t9ndkh_1280we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po44zjd2zp1t9ndkh_1280

Skye raises her eyebrows at Lachlan's assurance that Caroline wasn't his ball and chain, "Mhm, okay." She says with a look that says she isn't convinced.

Skye rolls her eyes as he drinks an entire beer in one go, "Yeah, that's not what I was going to say." Even when she's on molly she still thinks its kinda gross. Though, she isn't really that into beer. She is however, realizing she's kinda into Lachlan. So much that she's ready to take his hand and go dance with him, but there's something in the back of her mind that reminds her that her friends would not be pleased seeing her with him. She glances around for a second, to see if she can spot Bex or Hannah, but she doesn't see them.

Skye laughs a little too hard at his mention of her and Delilah dancing, "We were so terrible. I can promise you that I have improved a little bit." So she takes his hand.


_________________


Skye Maddox // Bea Dalton // Bess Nakamura // Bronte Cartier // Eleanor Zimmerman
QMeetsWorld
Member
Posts : 400
Join date : 2019-02-27
Age : 22
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:16 am

Lachlan rolled his eyes at the comment about his beer chugging, but then he felt Skye's hand in his and it wasn't worth bickering about. He could have said something about how beer was the best gift the gods had given Earth, but he didn't. Them going into it over something dumb would only make things worse and he couldn't afford that right now.

"I'm glad you can admit it was bad. You would have kicked our asses if we said that back in the day." Lachlan pulled Skye to the middle of the dance floor. They passed Oliver along the way. He had never met Skye, but probably recognized her from pictures. His eyes followed them as they made their way into the middle of the crowd. Loud music played with a pounding bass, the kind of song you only heard at a house party and never in the real world. It was the kind of thing that only made parties like this more surreal and made them foggier the next morning.

Lachlan found a nice pocket in the middle of the group and stopped there. He honestly wasn't sure what Skye had in her, so he let her take the lead. He looked her over and honestly it wasn't fair. How had that bossy little girl turned into this? Was he into Skye? Even if it was just the party version of being into someone, that was a big shocker. She was hot though, and she was just the right person to shake things up.
Pike
Administrator
Posts : 448
Join date : 2019-02-26
Age : 21
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:19 pm
we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po450cWLde1t9ndkh_1280we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po44zjd2zp1t9ndkh_1280

Skye rolls her eyes at Lachlan's comment, even though she knows he's right. She can probably still kick his ass though. Though she has no intention to tonight. Right now, all she wants to do is dance. The music blasts in her ears, and she can feel the base sending vibrations through the ground. She is hyper aware of everyone around her, dancing to the music the best way they know how, because lets be honest, its mostly people grinding against one another. It goes on like this for a while, before the heat of too many bodies starts to get to her, and she has to shout at Lachlan above the music.

"You wanna get out of here?"


_________________


Skye Maddox // Bea Dalton // Bess Nakamura // Bronte Cartier // Eleanor Zimmerman
QMeetsWorld
Member
Posts : 400
Join date : 2019-02-27
Age : 22
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:35 am

As Lachlan looked around the party he could feel everything around them, but at the same time he could only feel Skye dancing against him. Maybe it was the alcohol, maybe this is just how life was, Lachlan didn't care. This was how life was right now and that was all the really mattered to him. There were bright lights, lots of people, and Skye Maddox.

Lachlan's hands were on her waist as they danced when she suggested that they get out of there. Suddenly, Lachlan's mind was running a mile a minute. Or, at least, his drunk brain was trying to. He was trying to read her facial expressions to judge what she meant by that. Then he thought- did it matter? Was there anything that that could mean that he wasn't at least okay with right now? A cheeky smile crossed Lachlan's face.

"Yeah, that sounds like a good idea." Lachlan started to weave in and out of the crowd, a skill he had mastered. His hand was around Skye as he caught the eye of that girl that he had been dancing with before. Her dark eyebrows were looking at him, unamused as hell. He put his head down and hurried to pass Oliver. Lachlan gave Oliver a little wave and Oliver's eyebrows turned in. He could almost hear the son of Letus' voice in his head. What is Caroline going to think about this? Lachlan ignored it though and made his way outside with Skye.
Pike
Administrator
Posts : 448
Join date : 2019-02-26
Age : 21
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:57 am
we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po450cWLde1t9ndkh_1280we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po44zjd2zp1t9ndkh_1280

Skye and Lachlan are making their way outside when she passes and locks eyes with Bex. Even the molly doesn't make Bex high enough to be amused with whats happening, but she doesn't stop them from leaving. So, Skye just speeds up their exit so that she doesn't have to deal with Bex's disappointed face. She'd get an earful about it tomorrow, though. Enough to make Skye regret doing this in the first place. Still, she's gonna do this.

When they get outside, the air feels ten degrees cooler. As they walk away from the metallic structure, the sounds of the party gets quieter and quieter, until they're far enough away to talk to each other without having to shout. Skye looks over at Lachlan and she can't help but laugh. Mainly because this is the first time they've actually like interacted with each other in ages. Most of the time they kind of just ignored each other. Especially with Caroline in the picture.

Skye looks up at the night sky, taking in the stars glittering above, surrounding the full moon. "Its a nice night," she says.

_________________


Skye Maddox // Bea Dalton // Bess Nakamura // Bronte Cartier // Eleanor Zimmerman
QMeetsWorld
Member
Posts : 400
Join date : 2019-02-27
Age : 22
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:50 pm

Lachlan watched as Skye made eye contact with her friend. He didn't know her name, but he knew it was something that hated. Maybe it was Nevaeh? He really hated that name, or anything with an x in it. He had been around these parties enough to know that her and Skye often came to them together, and a lot of times they had the good shit on them. Lachlan looked down at Skye as she moved and had to wonder what they had brought with them tonight, and if she had any of it left.

When they were outside of the crowd, Lachlan pulled his arm back from Skye. They broke out of the place finally and he felt the cooler air wash over them. He took a deep breath of the air that didn't smell like sweaty teens. He looked down at Skye as she looked up at him and started laughing. A smile broke on his face and he started laughing along with her.

"What, am I that funny liking?" He could probably guess what it was about though. This was kind of a ridiculous situation, them being here together right now. Lachlan couldn't think of the last time that they were alone together for more than minute. Now they were walking away from this party to, well, who knows where? That and whatever she was on, anyway.

Lachlan followed Skye's gaze up to the sky. "Yeah, I guess it is." Lachlan hadn't given it much thought, but it really was nice to look up at the sky.
Pike
Administrator
Posts : 448
Join date : 2019-02-26
Age : 21
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:02 am
we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po450cWLde1t9ndkh_1280we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po44zjd2zp1t9ndkh_1280

Skye just laughs harder at Lachlans first comment, "You do realize you have had girls pining after you since we were like, ten, right?" It wasn't really that hard to figure out. She remembers countless times she's overheard other girls her age giggling about him. Most girls had a Lachlan Reid crush phase, between the Leighton and Asher phase. Girls usually sorted themselves into one of the three categories.Though, she always seemed to be immune to Lachlan's charms. Maybe because she's known him for as long as she can remember. Though, now that they're alone together in the first time in years, she can see the appeal.

She looks back up at the sky, smiling at the sight. Full moons were her favorite. She was always happier on full moons, though she has to assume that she had her great grandmother to thank for that.

_________________


Skye Maddox // Bea Dalton // Bess Nakamura // Bronte Cartier // Eleanor Zimmerman
QMeetsWorld
Member
Posts : 400
Join date : 2019-02-27
Age : 22
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:27 am

Lachlan would be lying if he said that it hadn't gotten to him that a lot girls were into him. For the most part, though, it was people that didn't actually know him all that well. He heard several times why people thought he was good looking, from his arms to "the way that his face be." He'd done his best to ignore that though, but he hadn't realized how much it had actually gone to his head. Even now, he didn't really get how much he fed off of it.

Lachlan bumped Skye lightly with his hip. "Yeah? And what do you think?" Lachlan said, bracing himself to be shoved. He knew that Skye had never once given him a thought like that, partially because she knew him when he was 6 and still sucked his thumb, and partially because it really seemed like she hated him. Even now, he was a bit surprised they'd made it this far without any snarky or downright bitchy comments.

He had never thought about Skye like that, anyway. I mean, tonight he had become at least a bit aware of how hot she looked dancing at the party that night. And now under the moon light, Skye was practically glowing. He got why Mark had been into her for so long. Whenever they were hanging out at the clubhouse he'd always try and get Lachlan to invite Skye over.
Pike
Administrator
Posts : 448
Join date : 2019-02-26
Age : 21
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:39 am
we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po450cWLde1t9ndkh_1280we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po44zjd2zp1t9ndkh_1280

Even though Skye feels like she's somewhere between floating and grounded, she knows better than to speak the truth. After all, Lachlan decidedly belongs to Caroline, even if he isn't fully aware of it. She's already walking on eggshells hanging out with him like this. She doesn't need Caroline tearing into her more than she already does. So she only laughs and says "Are you asking if I've pined after you? Wow, I can see your ego ballooning from over here." And she bumps him back with her hip, staggering away before he can do it back again.

Here's the truth, yeah, Lachlan is hot. Sure she can admit it. She's the type of person to recognize when a person is attractive. It doesn't necessarily mean she wants to do anything with them. Especially when they're basically claimed by Caroline. She's smart enough to not go near. Even then, if he weren't so close with Caroline, would she want to make a move? After all, they grew up together. Starting something with him would be like starting something with Delilah. Sure, they're both hot, but she's not about to try to get with her childhood best friends.

_________________


Skye Maddox // Bea Dalton // Bess Nakamura // Bronte Cartier // Eleanor Zimmerman
QMeetsWorld
Member
Posts : 400
Join date : 2019-02-27
Age : 22
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:22 am

Lachlan rolled his eyes dramatically at Skye's comment, but he was still smiling. "Hey, it's not egotistical if it's true. And hey no one would blame you if you've been thinking about a face like this." Lachlan put a hand under his chin. At first, Lachlan had thought that they were just kind of randomly roaming, but they had started to move back towards their sub-division, maybe if only subconsciously or maybe even by accident. A voice in the back of his head was nagging him to figure out where they were actually traveling to, but he ignored it. That voice was his sober self and Sober Lachlan was a buzzkill, and tonight was Drunk Lachlan's night.

"So, seriously. What have you been up to lately? I have a feeling that the data that I've been receiving is at least a little bit... skewed." Lachlan said trailing off a little bit towards the end. It hadn't taken Lachlan long to realize that most of the things Caroline said about Skye were warped by her own perspective of her. He knew Skye and he was able to tell when something was extremely out of character for her. Lachlan also knew that Skye would get what he meant. Him and Caroline weren't a private thing. If anything, the public thought that they were more than they were. He knew that Caroline was just his friend or like more than friend but by no mean was his girlfriend. Actually, what he knew was that it wasn't worth trying to label him and Caroline. It always fell apart quickly. Anyway, at this moment Caroline was his nothing.
Pike
Administrator
Posts : 448
Join date : 2019-02-26
Age : 21
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:44 am
we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po450cWLde1t9ndkh_1280we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po44zjd2zp1t9ndkh_1280

This time its Skye's turn to roll her eyes, "Okay, whatever you want to tell yourself." And she smiles at him to show that she doesn't really mean it. She can't remember the last time they talked like this, easily and freely, without feeling the impending interruption by Caroline. In fact, most of their conversations never went this well. Usually the rolled eyes were given in frustration, and their voices would rise until Delilah asked them to calm down. Yeah, that's how their last meeting went when they were thirteen. She doesn't really remember what they were fighting about. Maybe it was Lachlan sensing that she was going to ditch the group. Maybe it was her being bossy. Maybe it was them just being them. She can feel life so sharply so much, she's aware of everything, every look Lachlan gives her, ever sound around her, but she can't figure out why they fell apart.

Skye almost wants to laugh at Lachlan's question, she knows that Caroline likes to go on and on about how terrible she is. She's heard it walking home at night, Caroline's voice echoing out from the guest house. Yeah, most of her stories were exaggerated. A lot of them were downright lies or conjecture. Except she never did anything about it, she just walked into her house and shut the door, blocking out Caroline's words. "Not much, centurion stuff, party stuff, the like." Even now she can't think of anything worthwhile to tell him. Her life is good right now. She has a loving family, great friends, and yeah maybe she misses the old group sometimes, but she'd never say that. That's beside the point, anyways.

_________________


Skye Maddox // Bea Dalton // Bess Nakamura // Bronte Cartier // Eleanor Zimmerman
QMeetsWorld
Member
Posts : 400
Join date : 2019-02-27
Age : 22
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:26 am

Lachlan sighed lightly to himself. Skye hadn't really set him up for much success conversationally. He had expected her to say something that he could latch on to and continue the conversation with. Instead, he was left responding with a simple, "Oh, yeah. That's cool. Yeah, I've been doing that party stuff." Sober Lachlan was kicking Drunk Lachlan. Obviously he had been. What an absolutely stupid thing to say.

As they entered the residential districts, it seemed pretty clear that they were heading back to there places. That got the gears thinking in Lachlan's head. What would they do when they got there? Lachlan definitely didn't want to just go inside alone. He would have stayed at the party if he knew that that was what was going to happen when he left with Skye. If he was being honest, he knew what he was expecting when Skye asked if they should get out of there. Now, it was just a matter of figuring out if Skye was on the same page. Skye was a partying girl, just like most of the girls he knew well these days. So, he extrapolated that data on to Skye. There was no way she didn't know how what she asked would be taken.

By the time that they reached their places, Lachlan had settled on one of two meanings. Getting out of there either meant having their own drinking party away from the crowds of people, maybe even trying to pull out their other childhood friends to the event, or it meant the obvious option. Either way, Lachlan knew what he was going to ask.

"Wanna come over?" It was casual and to the point.


Last edited by QMeetsWorld on Mon May 06, 2019 3:36 am; edited 1 time in total
Pike
Administrator
Posts : 448
Join date : 2019-02-26
Age : 21
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:45 am
we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po450cWLde1t9ndkh_1280we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po44zjd2zp1t9ndkh_1280

By the time Skye and Lachlan reach Augustus Avenue, she's starting to remember what she had said back at the party. She's not sure what she meant by that, well okay, she did, but she's not sure if she still means it. Because Lachlan is still the boy next door, one that she will have to see plenty of times after this. She really wants to just throw that all away and go into that guest house with him and let the cards fall where they may, though there's a small part of her that has pause.

To hide her indecision, she smiles and says, "What would your ball and chain think?" because really, he is Caroline's. Whatever they are, whatever he says they are, he belongs to Caroline. She isn't ready to face that hurricane. Though, before he was Caroline's whatever, before he was every girls first pick, he was her friend. Even then, he was his own person, who could make his own decisions. Wow, she's gone from not really okay with this, to practically on board in breakneck speed.

_________________


Skye Maddox // Bea Dalton // Bess Nakamura // Bronte Cartier // Eleanor Zimmerman
QMeetsWorld
Member
Posts : 400
Join date : 2019-02-27
Age : 22
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:02 am

The laugh that came out of Lachlan was a mix of amusement and shock at what Skye had said. For starters, Caroline wasn't his anything and she wouldn't let him forget that. She was her own autonomous person and whatever was happening between them did not let him claim ownership over her. And by no means was he ever her anything either. Secondly, Caroline being a ball and chain would imply that there was anything long-term about them. They were just teenagers having fun. Well, until this whole fight they were

"I'm going to ignore what you just said because I don't have time to get into everything that was wrong with it and just answer about what Caroline would think. While Caroline never has a say over my life, she especially has no say right now. She basically told me that she never wants to speak to me again, so." Lachlan didn't care, or at least that was what he was telling himself. Skye bringing it up right now did make him have second thoughts about all this. Was it worth deepening the rift between him and Caroline? Lachlan ignored that, though. Caroline didn't control him and spending time with Skye right now was what he wanted.
Pike
Administrator
Posts : 448
Join date : 2019-02-26
Age : 21
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:25 am
we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po450cWLde1t9ndkh_1280we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po44zjd2zp1t9ndkh_1280

Skye isn't convinced that Caroline doesn't still have a death grip over Lachlan, but she's not going to ruin her chances of actually having fun tonight. So, she just laughs at his comment about Caroline and says, "Yeah that's what Caroline says to me, though its usually followed by another five minutes of her yelling at me." But she waves any further conversation about that off with a dismissive hand. Instead she turns to look at Lachlan, giving him a different smile this time. One that said, lets give it a shot. Cause she's young, and the molly will probably wear off soon and she'd like to do one morally ambiguous thing before she turns back into Centurion Skye, who realizes that she was supposed to be sleeping in the barracks that night and also has drill tomorrow morning and that this is Lachlan Reid, her childhood best friend, and if things go wrong she'll still have to see him all the time especially during solstices. But really, who cares?

So, she gives him that smile. The one that says lets make mistakes and she says, "Yeah, I'd like to come over. That is, if the offer is still standing."

_________________


Skye Maddox // Bea Dalton // Bess Nakamura // Bronte Cartier // Eleanor Zimmerman
QMeetsWorld
Member
Posts : 400
Join date : 2019-02-27
Age : 22
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:10 am

Everytime that Skye brought up Caroline, it sent a little shock down his spine. Maybe he should think a little bit more about why that was but that was for Sober Lachlan. Anyway, Lachlan watched as the smile on Skye's face clearly changed. He knew that smile very well, and he matched it on his face. In that moment he understood what was going to happen between them when they went inside. Skye proposed them going inside, if the offer was still there.

"Oh, the offer is definitely still there. Under one condition, anyway. No more talking about Caroline." Maybe one of them should have read into that a little bit, but he was sure neither of them would, especially when Lachlan immediately turned on his heels and headed up to his clubhouse. He slid his key into the lock and opened the mostly glass door. When he got inside he tossed his key on the counter and slid the light dimmer up to the middle, so the room lit up a bit but not too much.

Lachlan looked around the place. Him and his friends had left it a bit of a mess. There were bottles and cans on the coffee table and counter. He looked at Skye. "Sorry about it being a bit messy." Lachlan moved into the living room and sat on the love seat.
Pike
Administrator
Posts : 448
Join date : 2019-02-26
Age : 21
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:37 am
we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po450cWLde1t9ndkh_1280we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po44zjd2zp1t9ndkh_1280

"Done," Skye says, and its the easiest decision in the world. She follows Lachlan back to his club house, and it feels weird to walk this path. She doesn't spend much time in the other parts of Augustus Avenue, especially recently. She glances over to the main Reid house, immediately noticing that none of the lights are on inside. It doesn't really surprise her though. It's rare for her to see any activity in the main portion of the house, unless Sam Reid was home for a little bit. Though, she can't remember the last time that was. Maybe a solstice or something.

Skye follows Lachlan into the club house, and she stands at the doorway for a second, looking around. She remembers the last time she was in here, right before she left the group. She remembers the tension in the room, and she's not sure why all of that was a big deal. People grow apart, people change. There's no way six people who lived in the same proximity were destined to be together forever. They were lucky they lasted that long. What happened that night was inevitable.

She notices Lachlan sitting down on a love seat, but she takes her time, instead spending more time looking around. It's funny, how similar it looks, but also how much it has changed. It no longer looks like a pre-teen's hangout, but an actual teenagers. She looks up to the loft, and she remembers when Lachlan was excited about his dad letting him put a bed up there. Though, he still had a room in the house at that point.

"So you just live in this place now?" She asks, even though she knows the answer.

_________________


Skye Maddox // Bea Dalton // Bess Nakamura // Bronte Cartier // Eleanor Zimmerman
QMeetsWorld
Member
Posts : 400
Join date : 2019-02-27
Age : 22
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:28 pm

Lachlan leaned back into the corner of the love seat, his feat kicking up on the coffee table. He put one arm on the arm of the love seat and one on the back of the couch. He watched Skye as she looked around the clubhouse. He thought a little bit about the fact that this must be a little weird for her. They used to spend a lot of time here together, usually with Delilah, Monroe, Tieghlur, and Kirsten. As much as this place looked the same, it was definitely different.

"For the most part, yeah. When my dad is home I sleep up at the big house. He used to at least be home every weekend, but that's becoming less common." Lachlan was really starting to see his dad's true colors. Ever since Lachlan had turned 16, and Augustine had turned 18 shortly after and moved out, it was clear that their family was becoming less and less of a priority for him. Come to think of it, he hadn't actually seen his dad in two weeks.

"I know it's weird that I haven't changed anything. Actually-" Lachlan cut himself off. He almost broke the rule that he had given for tonight. He almost brought up how Caroline had been trying to convince him to remodel for a while. He could just never bring himself to do it.
Pike
Administrator
Posts : 448
Join date : 2019-02-26
Age : 21
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:31 am
we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po450cWLde1t9ndkh_1280we can be beautiful Tumblr_inline_po44zjd2zp1t9ndkh_1280

Skye nods along to Lachlan telling her about his dad being gone. She can feel a little pity underneath the way the molly is making her feel. She knows that Sam Reid is a shitty dad, she's known that since she was thirteen. Though she also knows that Lachlan is still kinda sensitive about that, and she's not really looking to get kicked out. So instead she continues to wander around, trying to find as many similarities and differences.

She notices that a lot of the same pictures are up, some just generic photos, others pictures of the cul de six. Though some photos she remembers being different have been replaced of Lachlan and some of the guys he hangs out with. She recognizes a photo with Oliver Garrett, Leighton, and Chad.

Skye smiles, "I think its nice. I never thought you could be the sentimental type." She continues walking, coming across a patch of wall that used to have a hole in it for the longest of times.

"Hey, remember when Tighlur threw a spear into the wall? God, he was such a spaz." They were twelve and Thighlur was messing around with a spear because he was an idiot, and they were all telling him to stop, but he didn't listen and instead threw it at the wall, going straight through the drywall.

_________________


Skye Maddox // Bea Dalton // Bess Nakamura // Bronte Cartier // Eleanor Zimmerman
QMeetsWorld
Member
Posts : 400
Join date : 2019-02-27
Age : 22
View user profile

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

on Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:34 pm

Lachlan laughed. "Do not confuse my laziness with sentimentality. I am far too lazy to put any actual effort into changing things." While it was true that he was particularly lazy when it came to interior design, it wasn't the full truth. As much as he didn't want to admit it, he missed the good old days sometimes. It was nice, sometimes, that he could remember those times and practically see them in this place. Lachlan loved his life, but he enjoyed being able to harken back to an easier time. He could see the group of the 6 of them sitting around this coffee table and laughing. Lachlan could remember the first party he had after his dad let him take over the clubhouse, and the large group of pre-teens playing spin the bottle when they were 11. He could see the bottle landing on him when Skye spun it. How weird that they were here now.

Then, Skye brought up Tieghlur. That was someone he definitely didn't miss being around all the time. Sure, he still had to see him. He was his dealer, after all, but it was a lot easier to usher him back out the door than back in the day when Karen would call Sam about it and get him in trouble. Of course, Sam hated Tieghlur, too, but he hated listening to Karen's voice more.

"Gosh, don't remind me. I thought my dad was gonna shove that spear up his ass after that. At least he didn't hit Delilah." Which he almost had. The spot on the wall that Skye was looking at was about 2 feet from where Delilah's head had been that night. Lachlan looked at the coffee table and started to kick an empty Bud Heavy bottle with his feet.

"Remember the Clubhouse Warming Party we had in 2012?" Lachlan asked, wondering what Skye thought about that day. The whole Cul De Six had planned that party together, and by that he meant mostly Skye planned it and let Delilah and Kirsten think that they helped.
Sponsored content

we can be beautiful Empty Re: we can be beautiful

Back to top
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum