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Well done padawan.
Mon Aug 13, 2018 21:03

“You can ask,” said Joe, slightly amused despite himself at Kir’s reaction to realizing Joe was apparently infamous – something Joe had not really fully realized himself, but which seemed to be the case. “Sorry – bad joke. Yes, it was me, and yes, I was aiming for one of my brothers. That…episode, it was….”

He trailed off for a moment, trying to think. He couldn’t tell the truth, or even half of it – it would raise more questions than it answered. He supposed he could technically say it was about a girl, but that would be…wrong on many levels, at least when he knew the truth and also the impression it would give….

“My brother – well, this brother, I have others – this brother, he’s one of those people who doesn’t have simple relationships,” said Joe finally. “And one of those people who – no matter what he says, it just sounds like what he means is ‘please punch me in the face.’ To me, anyway,” he added fairly – John had an interestingly large number of friends for someone who sometimes struggled with completing normal conversations, didn’t really do facial expressions quite the way everyone else did, and was also morbidly religious, obsessive about weird stuff, considered himself a law unto himself and considered other people’s regulations objects more similar to only vaguely helpful guidelines, had mood swings and bouts of seeming paranoia that made the whole family worry he had inherited a predilection toward madness from his biological father (though admittedly less since learning that he was not, in fact, paranoid, just a bad liar and very good criminal who had been dedicated to protecting his partner in crime), invariably considered himself the smartest person in the room, and lived in a tent in the woods.

“I take it your sibling is similar, just younger instead of older?” he asked Kir, mildly curious.

  • Duly notedKir, Mon Aug 13 06:21
    Joe’s reply was certainly… unusual. It took Kir a moment to process, to work out what exactly Joe was implying and to connect it- “Wait, that story’s true?! And about you?!” he asked. He remembered... more
    • Well done padawan. — Joe, Mon Aug 13 21:03
      • I try my bestKir, Wed Aug 15 08:53
        “Sort of,” Kir agreed with Joe’s assessment. A lot of the things Joe was saying were true of Ness too, although he couldn’t actually imagining wanting to literally punch her. Sometimes he just wished ... more
        • Do or do not. There is no try.Joe, Wed Aug 15 15:47
          “Naturally,” agreed Joe, straight-faced, when Kir proclaimed that his family would find murder more acceptable than punching, grateful to have that awkward bit of the conversation end in a joke.... more
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