Week 69, End of Week: After a Briefer Break

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Week 69, End of Week: After a Briefer Break

Post  Hugo on Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:14 am

Hugo felt.. good, but dizzy, and a little sleepy and weak. It was a nice feeling, though, an exhausted mellowness that made it hard to think. Maybe that was why he finally decided to come back to his room, their room. He could face it now. Everything was fuzzier and.. Easier.

It was early afternoon, by ship time, when he entered the room. It was quiet. It was.. empty.
He felt relieved, in a distant way.

He went into the bedroom, and feeling warm all over, undressed and collapsed in bed. He pulled the blankets on top of him and wished that the Worldview was like a real ship, and could rock him to sleep. There was a button for is somewhere. He groped for the remote for the room, ran his thumb along the screen, closed his eyes for a moment, concentrated on how silky sheets felt, and dozed off.


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Post  Silvia Tsukuda on Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:31 am

Several hours later, Silvia arrived back feeling...not quite as exhausted as Hugo had, but still reasonably tired. A quick glance around the suite revealed nothing out of place, so she headed to the bedroom she had been using for the past few days, since Hugo had been gone.

There, she changed, got into bed and settled down to sleep, unaware that Hugo was slumbering just a room away.

When she woke up, the next morning, her first thoughts, unsurprisingly, were of food. Therefore, her first action was to get up and open the door to the main kitchen area, intending to get breakfast.
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Post  Hugo on Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:48 am

Silvia may have been ready to get-at-em, but Hugo, as always, was sleeping in. Still. It was getting close to 18 hours of sleep for him, but he was still sleeping soundly. And.. loudly. His door was partially open, and from the kitchen there was a very rhythmic sound of deep snoring.

Hugo was curled up under the blanket, but half of it had slipped from the massive bed onto the ground. He had rolled over in his sleep, throwing the remote and half of his pillows on the ground. His head dangled off the edge of the bed.
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Post  Silvia Tsukuda on Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:53 pm

At the sound of Hugo's snoring, Silvia froze. She recognised the sound, and its presence here set her stomach to churning with a whole mixture of emotions. Suddenly, she wasn't nearly as hungry.

Carefully, she made her way over to the door to his room and opened it, surveying the room. Part of her was overjoyed to see him, part of her was horrified to see him, a rather large part of her just wanted to grab her stuff and leave without waking him and a small part was staring in surprise at how much he had managed to mess the room up in just one night.

So instead, she just stood there in the doorway, hesitating in uncertainty and still dressed in a loose and rumpled T-shirt and shorts.
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Post  Hugo on Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:03 pm

The room was very dark; only the stars outside provided any light... Not that that obscured Silvia's vision, any. Hugo didn't even move. He stayed, dangling off the bed, breathing deeply. And snoring, still, louder closer to, but nothing was changed. In addition to unconscious, he looked... worn out, maybe a little pale, but properly nourished and.. Well, actually, a fair bit less bulky. Almost back to his normal body shape. He was, of course, visibly topless. Most of the rest of him was under a blanket.

His back of stuff had been dropped unceremoniously on the ground, and Una was placed, still in hr holster, comfortably in a large, stuffed chair. Her muzzle was pointed toward the door, toward Silvia.
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Post  Silvia Tsukuda on Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:19 pm

Silvia stood there for several moments, unsure of what to do. Slowly, however, a slightly crazy idea began to form in her head and she took a couple of hesitant steps into the room, towards Una. Upon reaching the gun, she crouched down and began talking, keeping her voice low so as to try not to wake the sleeping nuke.

"Una, I...I'm sorry we're putting you through all this. I...don't know if you can hear me. I...I don't even know if you...oh, this feels stupid. Um...sorry," she added, hastily. "I didn't mean that...never mind. I just...I wanted to say sorry. Hugo and I are...going though a bit of...trouble. And it...it's probably my fault. It feels like it is, anyway. I'm just...I'm sorry you got caught up in it," she continued, genuine sorrow in her voice. "I'm sorry it happened at all. I got...I just....it hurt, what he did, even though I know he didn't mean it. And I...I sort of lashed out. I didn't mean to, it just...it was stupid of me. So...like I say, my fault. And I'm...I'm sorry." She paused, uncomfortably aware she was talking to a gun. "That's...that's all."
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Post  Hugo on Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:28 pm

Hugo moved a little in his sleep, his arm joining his head off the bed. otherwise, he appeared to be asleep.

Una, for her part, said nothing at first. Her shell was a beautiful smooth metal; Hugo buffed her, but she was so hardened it was very hard to get past her anodized shell. She was dark, with green and purple streaks, patterned in organic ripples. There was gold in her colors too, pale blues, sea foam green. She really was beautiful, her colors smooth, her shape organic.

After another moment, Una decided not to say anything, and fixed Silvia with a silent stare.
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Post  Silvia Tsukuda on Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:38 pm

There was an awkward moment of silence, and then Silvia turned away, unable to bear the gun's accusatory stare any longer. She stood, and her gaze returned to the figure in the bed, her expression troubled. She knew she ought to talk to him, but at the same time...it would be so much easier to just...go. Let things carry on for a while in this...uncertainty. Rather than wake him and risk more pain for both of them.

But at the same time, she couldn't just...walk away. They needed to talk, and she knew it. But she couldn't wake him up. After several moments more hesitation, she moved to by the window and sat on the floor, deciding to wait until he woke of his own accord. It would give her a chance to...practise what she was going to say.
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Post  Hugo on Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:51 pm

Fortunately for Silvia, Hugo waking of his own accord didn't take too long. Unfortunately for Hugo, this happened because he moved his other arm off the bed and gravity took hold. It wasn't a graceful fall, but it was only a few seconds of sleepy uncertainty followed by a quiet crash. The previously discarded pillows and the remainder of the blanket softened the blow.

"Q-que? ..Anng.. Oh." He flopped under the blanket for a minute, taking his arms out from beneath his body. Eventually he made his way to his hands and knees, then knelt, the wiped his eyes and... Turned his head back toward the window, and looked at the pooled shadows. "...Hello?" He squinted at the obvious shape of Silvia, confused.
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Post  Silvia Tsukuda on Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:05 am

At Hugo's fall, Silvia stood, instinctively reaching forward to try and help, though she managed to restrain herself, not wanting to interrupt. She kept her eyes on his face, not even registering his almost-nudity, and as he noticed her, she couldn't contain herself any more, blurting out her thoughts as they came.

"Hugo, it's me. I...I wanted to say sorry, I...I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you, really, I didn't...except I kind of did, but only because I was lashing out and I wasn't thinking properly and I'm really sorry and I just didn't realise...I mean, I knew you cared, you care so much, and maybe I didn't realise how much but I should have done and I'm sorry and I just want things to be like they were again except now I know how...how you feel about sex and I'll try not to be resentful, I promise, you can go and have sex with whoever you want, I promise, and I won't say anything..."

She paused, out of breath, and then realised that she should probably give Hugo some sort of chance to respond, waiting anxiously.
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Post  Hugo on Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:13 am

Hugo stared blankly at Silvia, head tilting slightly. His eyes narrowed... And then he smiled. He seemed tired, voice croaking a little with exhaustion. "Do.. you normally sit in the dark, watching me sleep?" He shook his head a little, rubbing his eyes again. He relaxed in his kneeling position, looking around the dark room. "What time is it?"
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Post  Silvia Tsukuda on Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:21 am

"Um...not normally," Silvia said apologetically, her cheeks flushing and turning her gaze to the floor. "And it...it's about ten o'clock. In the morning. I...I got up not too long ago. I...didn't realise you were in. Until I...saw the door open. And heard you snoring. Sorry."
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Post  Hugo on Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:28 am

"Oh. I slept a while." Hugo put his hands in his lap, looking around the room. He blinked a few mores times, and then looked back at Silvia. He was still faintly smiling, looking her over. He nodded, keeping his eyes on the ground in front of her, or maybe her knees. "...So, uh.. Good morning. ..What are you talking about?"
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Post  Silvia Tsukuda on Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:34 am

Somehow, Silvia managed to find an extra bit of redness to add to her cheeks. "Er...I was...trying to...apologise. About...the stuff we...we said. Or...I said. I'm sorry, I guess I...wasn't very clear," she mumbled, her voice almost inaudible and her feet scuffing on the ground as she shifted awkwardly.
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Post  Hugo on Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:40 am

In response, Hugo just chuckled a little, but there wasn't much force in it. "That's what it sounded like, yeah." He began to stand, stretching his back and shoulders. Silvia could tell he was a little cooler than normal, despite her gushy apology. His eyes were bloodshot. He shook his head a little, and motioned to the door. "I'm.. not really awake yet, so you may need to wait. And.. fairly hungry. Food?"
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Post  Silvia Tsukuda on Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:48 am

"Uh...food, yes. I...food would be good," Silvia replied, with rather a lot of haste. Her face was still flushed and she moved towards the door. "I...I was going to eat, but then I heard you and I...er...I thought I should...never mind, I just...food. Yes, food." Hugo's response had apparently left her a little...off-balance.
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Post  Hugo on Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:53 am

Hugo moved from his bedroom into the kitchen, seeming distant but bemused. He moved to the counter, sat down, looked over at the crack that he made, frowned at it, but then began tapping an order for himself. After a moment he asked, "You want any more?" There was normally something so approachable about him, but he was somewhere else. "You look like you need it."
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Post  Silvia Tsukuda on Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:57 am

Silvia had moved to one of the cupboards in the meantime, and turned around holding a handful of nutribars at Hugo's question, with a nervous look on her face.

"No, no, it's fine, really, I've got...I've got food here. Enough for breakfast. And...and probably lunch as well, but never mind." With an anxious look at Hugo, she began unwrapping one of the bars and bit into it, too nervous to properly register the taste, and kept looking in his direction as she chewed, unable to take her worried eyes off him.
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Post  Hugo on Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:01 am

Hugo looked at her face for a moment while he food was getting ready, then pulled out a bowl of congee with some meat on it. Then he looked back to her. She was still staring. He reached up with a hand and touched his cheek, matching her stare. "Is.. there something wrong with my face? I.. Coraline removed more muscle upgrades, but I mean, my skin shouldn't be saggy or lumpy. She checked."

He took a spoon and began to shovel the porridge into his mouth like a starving person, still looking at her.
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Post  Silvia Tsukuda on Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:06 am

Silvia finally looked away, her face reddening again. "Uh...no, there's...there's nothing wrong with it. I just...sorry." With that, she bit into her nutribar again, her gaze now fixed on the wall to her right, and sat in awkward silence.
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Post  Hugo on Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:10 am

Hugo raised an eyebrow, and looked at her nurtribar. He frowned, then. "Where did you even get those? They don't even sell them anywhere I found." His voice was a little playful, but still far away. He finished the congee and touched a few more buttons, ordering a thick stew which appeared after a few minutes, along with what appeared to be a pint glass full of a meaty smelling broth. "Literally, like, every food you could ever imagine is right here."
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Post  Silvia Tsukuda on Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:15 am

"Oh, I, er...I brought them with me." Silvia sounded rather embarrassed by that confession, and she glanced over at Hugo to see the food he'd ordered. "You know, in case I...couldn't get them here. For...for the calories, you know." Her attempt to justify her choice of food was entirely unconvincing.
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Post  Hugo on Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:17 am

Hugo looked at her. He shook his head. He used the same spoon he used for the congee to quickly move the stew into his mouth. He drank broth. He wasn't finished with the stew before he started ordering more food, eating with one hand and tapping with another. He didn't talk.
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Post  Silvia Tsukuda on Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:19 am

Silvia kept eating, her head turning to look around the kitchen. Walls, floor, furniture...anywhere but Hugo. After she finished the first nutribar, she moved onto a second, eating in large bites but chewing slowly, not saying a word but looking more and more awkward.
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Post  Hugo on Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:23 am

A huge bowl of cereal arrived, with a bunch of crunchy fried.. something meal related.. on top. He mixed the meat in with the milk and grains, eating it quickly. It was only when he finished that and drained the milk that he spoke suddenly. "..You were mean. I never thought you were mean, before." Obviously his mind was as on the events of the beginning of the week as hers was.
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