Malikhi Hill
Everything just happens, whether we want it to or not
Thu Jul 4, 2019 06:10

Malikhi was happy to be back at Sonora, though you wouldn’t have been able to tell from the dark circles around his eyes and his lips pressed into a thin line. Malikhi looked the same, yet different. His unruly blond hair seemed longer and perhaps in need of a cut, the strands falling further over his eyes than ever before. He was taller (and clearly still growing), lankier but he had at least managed to put his previously lost weight back on. The monstrous appetite that he used to have had not yet returned but he was no longer skipping meals (following a row with his mother over the summer about how he could no longer just lock himself away in his room).

He rubbed a hand over his face as he automatically headed for the Pecari table. Contrary to what his expression seemed to say, Malikhi was actually happy to be back at Sonora. The school made him feel normal and the sting from losing his father lessened when he was there. It was always hard at first but as time went on, he would feel better - a bit like antiseptic spray, he supposed. His home life was just awkward and difficult and it was nice to escape from that.

There was, of course, one other reason as to why he liked returning to Sonora. Evelyn Stones. His best friend, his rock. He would not know what to do if he didn’t have her in his life and his lips automatically began to involuntarily twitch upwards in a smile as he spotted the vacant seat next to her. He slid in easily and opened his arms. He wasn’t sure what it was but it didn’t feel right to just engulf her anymore. He had realised from his own experience that, sometimes, people just didn’t want to be touched. It seemed more right to ask now.

“Linney,” he greeted, with a smile. “I missed you. How was your summer?”

  • So I guess this is happening. [Tag Malikhi]Evelyn Stones, Thu Jul 4 06:09
    Evelyn hadn't quite been able to avoid everyone upon her arrival back at Sonora, but she'd tried. Now, she sort of regretted that. She would've loved to just melt into one of Ness' big hugs, or see... more
    • Everything just happens, whether we want it to or not — Malikhi Hill, Thu Jul 4 06:10
      • Usually, I don'tEvelyn Stones, Thu Jul 4 06:11
        Evelyn hated the way she hesitated to accept her friend's hug, and she only managed a smile until she had her head on his shoulder and out of his sight. "I missed you, too," she murmured, pulling... more
        • Yeah, me neither. Lately, it all just sucksMalikhi Hill, Thu Jul 4 06:12
          Evelyn’s hug felt nice as Evelyn’s hugs always did and Malikhi felt better afterwards. He simply nodded in reply to her comment about her summer. He knew about her mother leaving. He didn’t know the... more
          • True that!Evelyn Stones, Thu Jul 4 06:13
            Evelyn blinked, surprised by the outpouring of expression from her friend. He'd hardly said as many words in a single conversation and now he was just going to talk as if everything was perfectly... more
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