Malikhi Hill, Pecari
I shouldn't be a mess though.
Thu Aug 30, 2018 23:08

Malikhi let out a small laugh, though he was conscious not to make it too loud or powerful. Linney, his Linney, was so lovely and kind and gentle that there was no way that he wasn't able to smile around her, even if he didn't feel quite as joyful as his smile may appear to be. He hadn't really made any other friends at Sonora, only really kind of chatting with a few other of their peers in classes but no one he could hang out with outside of lessons. When Evelyn was busy with Ness, Malikhi was very much on his own.

He supposed that it was really his fault though. Maybe he should make more of an effort to be friends with other people than just Linney.

He realised that she was asking about him and he blinked in surprise. Was he being that obvious with his feelings or was Linney just insanely perceptive? Still, he didn't want to burden her with his silly troubles, especially given that she probably had bigger issues than he did. He was still concerned about the mention of her Dad at the Opening Feast but she hadn't brought it up and he hadn't wanted to either, wanting to try to avoid upsetting her.

"I'm fine," he told her, tearing his eyes away from her to look up at the sky. The truth was, he couldn't look at her because he was a terrible liar. "I've missed you too."

And he had. He'd missed her wild hair and her bright lipstick and her smile. Now that he was out here with her, he could pretend that for a while, there was no Ness McLeod. That she was just Linney and he was just Kai and there was nothing else that could interfere with that.

  • You're my mess.Evelyn Stones, Thu Aug 30 22:53
    Evelyn had searched his face for any betrayal of emotion at seeing her 'raw' face as she called it. She felt naked without lipstick and hoped he wouldn't be disgusted by seeing her so vulnerable.... more
    • I shouldn't be a mess though. — Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Thu Aug 30 23:08
      • Everything in the world is a mess. I promise.Evelyn Stones, Thu Aug 30 23:39
        Evelyn didn't turn her eyes to the sky when Malikhi did, instead nestling her cheek into the grass and examining him more openly. "Careful," she teased. "That almost sounded like you meant it. You... more
        • I think I'm on the verge of a breakdownMalikhi Hill, Pecari, Fri Aug 31 00:08
          Malikhi kept his eyes fixed on the open sky, wishing very much that he could be a bird and just be able to fly away. He thought that it was perhaps rather cowardly to think such a way, to want to run ... more
          • I think I might throw up at the same time.Evelyn Stones, Fri Aug 31 00:38
            Whatever Evelyn had eaten that day, she was pretty sure it wouldn't taste good coming up. She felt rotten to her core that Malikhi's low had been their first class together, but at the same time, she ... more
            • Please don't. That's gross. Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Fri Aug 31 01:12
              Malikhi was feeling better and better the longer he was spending with Evelyn. He'd missed it being just the two of them and she had this ability to make him feel better, regardless of what was... more
              • Well... you're not wrong.Evelyn Stones, Fri Aug 31 15:07
                At some point in some book, Evelyn had read that drunk people often survive incidents that sober people couldn't simply because their response time is limited and they don't stiffen up in dangerous... more
                • I'm never wrong!Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Fri Aug 31 16:32
                  Malikhi found that he could lie cuddling Evelyn for hours. All the tension he'd been feeling in his entire body seemed to be slowly melting away. She smelled like flowers and it was sweet and... more
                  • EhhhhhEvelyn Stones, Sat Sep 1 03:49
                    Evelyn was glad she wasn't looking directly at Malikhi. Her mom had told her a similar story growing up, except in those versions, the princess always learned to sPerhaps it was harsh to compare her... more
                    • What d'ya mean 'ehhhhh'?Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Sun Sep 2 13:41
                      Malikhi's chest swelled with warmth when Evelyn told him that he wasn't stupid. She'd said with such force that he had to believe that it was true - though he did know that there was no way he'd be... more
                      • Just exactly that.Evelyn Stones, Sun Sep 2 15:21
                        Evelyn was surprised by the rush of emotions that went through her in rapid succession. She was pretty sure she hated being twelve then. At first, she was mad. Why was Malikhi making this about him?... more
                        • You don't make any sense. Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Sun Sep 2 15:51
                          Malikhi was surprised when he felt Evelyn's hand on his shoulder and uncurled himself and looked at her, searching her face. His feelings of being left out melted away when he saw her crying,... more
                          • Rude!Evelyn Stones, Sun Sep 2 19:03
                            Evelyn managed a smile and a chuckle, grateful that Malikhi's sleeve had saved her the trouble of wiping her tear-covered face on her wrist. "Thank you," she whispered. "I'm glad I know I can talk to ... more
                            • But true...Malikhi Hill, Pecari, Sun Sep 2 19:31
                              Malikhi shifted so that he was sitting next to Evelyn again and pulled his knees up to his chest and rested his chin on them, his arms wrapped around himself. He thought for a short while about what... more
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