2010-07-24: After The Date


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Summary: After their outing, Star and Topher find their way to the cove and get to know each other a little more.

Date: July 24, 2010

Log Title: After the Date

Rating: PG

Xavier Mansion - Spuyten Duyvil Cove

This little cove leads off to Breakstone Lake. Students can go fishing, boating, and swimming in the fresh water. There is a small beach off to the side of the dock where students can also go sunbathing.

Overall Topher has had a pretty cool evening, he went to the movies with Star (and his head didn't explode), they grabbed a bite to eat and have ended up at the cove by the mansion, but what to do now…

Star has enjoyed herself pretty well, too. It's the first little outing she's had since before the first of the year that could possibly be called a 'date'. A small smile plays at the corners of her mouth as she walks at the other teenager's side, the hem of her denim sundress not quite brushing the ground benieth her feet. She offers a little glance up at the boy at her side, "Thanks for inviting me out…" Her eyes are bright amber at the moment, happy contentment hanging around her and proving that, yes, she did have a good time.

Topher smiles, "You're welcome, and i had fun, first time i've been out into the city since i left LA", he's choosing not to mention thetime he was a demon, "Did you have fun?", he's working VERY hard to stay out of her head.

LA? Star looks up at him curiously for a moment, but tries hard to keep her thoughts to herself. It's hard, though, since she's never had to consider the fact that she thinks so loudly. She nods and smiles a little broader, "I did… It's been a long time since I went out with a guy…" She blushes a little at that admission and shrugs one shoulder, falling silent for a moment before she looks up at him again, a hint of curiosity joining the perfume of other emotions around her, "So you're from LA, huh? That's cool…" She's never been that great at small talk, and just knowing that he can probably hear it before she says it makes her that much more awkward.

"This is my first time out with a girl since my powers manifested", Topher doesn't mind admiting it, it's as good a reason as any, "Originally i'm from Colarado, but yeah i lived in LA sinse my teens, where are you from?"

Star blushes faintly at being the first girl he's gone out with since he got his powers, but doesn't comment on it. Where he's from does get a little more of a reaction, though, "That's cool. Cloud and I were born in Boston. Lived their our whole lives until we came here." She smiles faintly at the thought of her family, "Mom's the principal of the high school we went to and Dad's a cop."

Topher nods, "Cool, i've never been to Boston before, my dad worked at my high school so i know what it's like having a parent at school", when they reach the lake he sits down on the floor, "So how you finding Xavier's?"

"It's alright. Not like New York, or even here, but it's home." Star almost sounds whistful thinking about home, but shakes it off quickly enough. When he sits, she sighs softly before smoothing out her dress and sitting at his side, looking out at the water and nibbling lightly on her lower lip. She draws her knees up and drapes her arms loosely over them, her fingers laced together and silent for a few minutes as she tries to think of how to answer the question. Finally she shrugs, "It's alright, I suppose… Different from home, but I knew it was going to be that before I got here." She grimaces a little, "More dangrous than home, though…" She's been kidnapped once already, after all, and had her arm almost ripped off before she'd even been here for a month!

Topher did catch some of Star's thoughts this time, "If it makes you feel any better, a month or so after i got here i turned into a demon, and torchered people for fun, so it could be worse", his eyes turn black and several of the rocks around them begin to hover and scim across the water.

Star grimaces a little in sympathy and looks over a him with a tinge of gray around the edges of her eyes making the amber appear to be a starburst, concern beginning to hang around her. "I heard that Jordan was one, too…" She reaches over to try to put a comforting hand on his shoulder, unconsciously projecting calm and comfort and… forgiveness? She frowns at the floating rocks, but doesn't comment on them, instead focusing on the boy that's so obviously (to her mind, anyway) upset.

Topher turns and smiles at Star, "It was a while back now, time to forget i guess", several more stones are skimmed across the lake, "It's nice down here, isn't it?"

Star nods, "I heard a little about it from Cloud… He got here right around the time all that was happening." She shakes her head, "You don't have to forget, but it's not good to hold onto it. It'll kind of eat at you." She pulls her hand back to where she's half hunched over her knees and nods, smiling slightly, "Yeah… A lot quieter than the dorms." And they're only going to get worse when school actually starts.

Topher sighs, "Yeah, a lot quieter, half-tempted to grap a tent and sit up camp here, but i gotta head back to school, i still have a class i gotta attend, psychic training takes up a lot of time", he stands up and offers Star a hand up.

Star nods, giggling softly a his desire to set up camp here instead of staying in the dorms. She gives him a curious look at the mention of a class, but understanding soon comes with his comment about training and she nods again, "Yeah, I guess it does… I don't even really know what my power is supposed to be…" She has some suspisions, but nohing concrete just yet. Must be because her power is just so much a part of her that it's not really noticable to the girl. The offered hand gets a slightly surprised look before she blushes and takes it, using the leverage to get to her feet and automatically dusting off her rump, "I really did have fun today." It's been enjoyable to be able to hang out and not worry about anything for a while.

Topher grins, "I did too, i like you", when Star is on her feet he turns to lead the way back to school, wondering if he should have said what he just said.

OMG… Did he just say that?! Star blushes and falls silent for a moment her emotions so confused at the moment that even she couldn't say what she's really feeling. She walks silently at his side for a moment before she finally breaks the awkwardness that's fallen to look up at the taller teenager shyly, "I, um…." She's having a hard time collecting her thoughts at the moment, but finally seems to settle on being shyly satisfied that she's managed to attract a guy at the school after being here for a little over a month, "I like you, too." He's sweet and seems to need someone there to talk to and make sure he doesn't think too hard about what happened when he was under the influence of the demon.

"Cool", Topher really can't think of anything more to say at this point, instead he walks Star to the dorms in silance, "Well i'll see you later i guess", he's gone a little red.

Star smiles a little at his comment just walks companionably at his side until they reach the dorms. She pauses there for a moment, her expression thoughtful and nods, "Yeah… I'll see you…" She's quiet for maybe two seconds before she gives into her impulse and rises to her toes to try to give him a little kiss on the cheek, turning without waiting for a response and making her escape into the dorms and up to her room. Hopefully before he can respond and see how much her cheeks are flaming.

Topher's shock causes a nearby window to shatter, "I…", he gives one last look at the dorm building before turning and walking towards his class.

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