Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Calix Panos
Can we ever just meet under normal circumstances?
Fri Jan 28, 2011 00:07

Calix breathed the nicotine in with relief. 'It's been too long old friend.' Last night his pack had gotten wet from the boiling water he had set up in his own makeshift tent near the Merlo trailers, not very willing to share his precious space with other boys; one roommate had been more than enough last term. He had been too tired to go out and buy a cigarette that late at night and so had to wait until the early morning, all the while fidgeting in his sleep. Addiction could be so troublesome sometimes.

"That's the sound of the men... working on the chain... ga - ay - ang. That's the sound of the men... working on the chain... gang." He found himself softly grumbling out the words in his own version of the song, idly brushing auburn hair out of his eyes as he smoked and walked toward the pitch. The sound of loud "CRACK"s entered his hearing. He incorporated into his mindless rendition of the song until suddenly a ball was heading toward him. He paused in mid-step, watching as the unfamiliar orange glob came at him. It bounced at his feet and then rose above his head, grazing the very tip of his tall form. He watched as the flier who had hit the ball suddenly dismount and run towards him.

"Sorry about that!"

Though the sun was in her eyes, Calix could see her clearly. "Be sorry when your aim is centered." He spoke lowly. Lifting a hand to his mouth, he took out the cigarette and flicked it onto the ground, his heel snubbing out the flickering embers. Quick as a flash his hands were cupped around his mouth again, lighting another. "Coffee burns, falling in crowds, and now beating balls. That's quite a record we've got." He idly commented. He turned away from her, walking a few steps to where the ball lay, and bent down to scoop it up. He straightened and turned back toward her, running the thing over in his hands. "What is this? New design for a Quaffle or something?"

The events in last term were still fresh in his mind, not to mention the lingering shout of "Coward!" still ringing in his ears. He had wanted to forget it, had spent the summer delving into activities so that he could, but it bothered him beyond belief. He just wasn't sure how to handle it. 'But this is my chance to be able to.'

  • Bouncing BackLiana Chapman, Thu Jan 27 22:33
    Liana had gotten up early this morning in hopes of getting some good practice time out on the pitch. She'd finally travelled back to Toronto over the summer and carefully counted out some of her... more
    • Can we ever just meet under normal circumstances? — Calix Panos, Fri Jan 28 00:07
      • His voice was only too familiar to her ears. "Oh, it's you again," she grumbled as she approached him, though she didn't really mean it and her mouth tugged up in a faint smile. She'd been wondering... more
        • Might be better for my health though.Calix, Fri Jan 28 15:04
          Encouraged by what he hoped was a genuine smile from her, however faint, his own mouth spread into a lazed grin. "I would have to have a death wish to want to stalk you." In all seriousness, there... more
          • Hey, I haven't actually killed you yet..Liana, Fri Jan 28 19:08
            She continued to ignore him as he spoke up. At least, she appeared to, though in reality she was listening to his every word. A feeling of almost-warmth spread across her at his disregard for the... more
            • It's the "yet" I'm worried about.Calix, Sat Jan 29 00:21
              His body stiffened in shock as something small just barreled into her, slamming against the back of her head. He had taken absolutely no notice of the balls whizzing about the pitch, his attention... more
              • Bah, don't worry. I'm perfectly harmless.Liana, Sat Jan 29 15:49
                "I'm fine, I think. Just sore." She winced as her fingers brushed against the bruised bump, and her mind automatically flashed back to the last time she'd been beaten in the head. Ouch. "I hate head... more
                • Right now I guess I'm my own worst enemy.Calix, Mon Jan 31 01:39
                  "Incredibly nice?" He raised a brow, raising a finger to his lips, face deadpan. "Shh. Don't tell anybody. Would ruin my rep." He watched her transfigure something beautiful out of his cigarettes and ... more
Click here to receive daily updates