2012-03-26: Afternoon In The Park


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Summary: Fiona and Giea have a surprise meet up in the park, Jeremy's shyness gets the better of him.

Date: March 26, 2012

Log Title: Afternoon in the Park.

Rating: PG

NYC- Thompson Square Park

Thompson Square Park is a small park in the middle of Mutant Town. The benches might need a fresh coat of paint, the fence might be rusted in places and the pavement is raised and has cracks but it's all part of the mutant haven and fairly relaxing. Trees and grassy areas are in between the many paths, there are a few structures and benches along the path as well as a special area of the park that is marked 'the dog walk'.
Two trees have been planted in the park as a Memorial to Carmencita Florez and Detective Baxter each with a plaque stating the tree is in their memory.

With a beach blanket underneath him, Jeremy lays on top of it, face up, with his gloved hands folded over his stomach. Dressed in long pants, jacket, gloves, scarf and a hat (looking more like he's dressed for winter than early spring) he stares up at the clouds. His bookbag sits next to him, half open with a few books spilling out.

Giea is walking through the park, with her cane out to avoid any incoming obstacles, though today it seems like there is less attention put into the movements of the cane. She pauses near Jeremy's blanket nearby, and adjusts her watch for a moment, before she asks out loud, "Am I in Thompson Square Park?" The question isn't really directed at Jeremy so much as just blurted into the air.

Now, normally Fiona would be out wandering around, but today she's wandering with a purpose… that is… Finding Connor. However, she looks totally exhausted as she wanders into the park and plops down on a bench. Although makeup somewhat covers it, it looks as if she's been in a fight. Or a lot of fights. "Stupid something-something mutant town. How can it be so hard to find /one/ guy." She mumbles, gulping down a nice cold fappicino out of a large cup. Giea's voice draws her gaze towards the other two mutants suddenly, causing her to call, "Giea!"

Jeremy jumps as Giea approches and then calls out her question. He looks up at her and in a quiet voice, barely above a whisper, he answers her. "Yes, this is Thompson Square Park." Then as Fiona calls out, the Asian boy sits up and starts to pull his backpack to him, almost curling up against the bag.

Giea adjusts her watch again when Jeremy speaks and she says, "I'm sorry, I… couldn't hear what you were saying. I'm partially deaf so I don't want to be a bother, but could you repeat that a bit louder?" She seems surprised by hearing Fiona's voice and she says, "Who is there?"

Fiona hauls herself up off the bench tiredly, walking over to Giea and putting a hand on her shoulder, "It's Fiona, Giea," she says in a still clear but quieter voice. In the past there'd been no need to yell at the blind woman… "You're in the park."

Jeremy opens his mouth to speak again but instantly shuts it now that Fiona is there and it seems the two know eachother. He fishes around in his back until he pulls out a cigarette and lights it. After a long inhale he does try to speak up but it's only faintly louder than the last time. "Yes, this is Thompson Square Park."

Giea seems rather pleased to be told that she's in Thompson Square Park, smiling cheerily at that and pulling the cane closer to herself, "Perfect! That's where I was trying to go!" To Jeremy she says, "Thank you for your help," and then to Fiona, "It's nice to run into you again Fiona."

"Hmm?" Fiona wonders, "What'd you need to come here for?" the sorceress asks, feeling a bit dizzy and then steadying herself. She really does seem tired! She does glance back down to the boy on the ground for a moment quizically. At least it IS a nice day out…

"You're welcome." Jeremy replies to Giea but unfortunately his voice is so soft it's barely audiable. When Fiona looks down at him for a moment, he looks away. As he puts his cigarette in his mouth, he pulls down on his gloves to make sure they're on tight and adjusts his scarf making sure he's covering as much skin as possible, which is pretty much everything but his face.

"Oh. I just wanted to make sure I knew the way before I arranged to meet someone here," says Giea, smiling awkwardly, "I wanted to get familiar with it a little bit, so that I wouldn't have to ask if I was in the right place in the first place." The young woman doesn't notice Fiona's wobbling so much, saying to Jeremy, "Oh, I hope we aren't disturbing you on your…" She uses her cane to tap the blanket lightly, "Picnic?"

Fiona peers at Jeremy for a moment thoughtfully, "Kind of an odd picnic. Eh?" She's trying to be friendly but… "You okay there?" she asks Jeremy idly. Yes. How intrusive. She comes off as less nice and more confused by his behavior than anything else…

Jeremy shakes his head at Giea and then when he realizes she can't see him, as the white cane is a giveaway, he speaks up again. "No…I was just, cloud watching." He says looking down at his feet feeling stupid for saying that. "I'm fine." He replies to Fiona and his voice takes on a bit of a hardened edge at that as if saying 'he's fine' is the end all be all of how he is.

"Cloud watching?" repeats Giea, head lolling back as if she is going to look up towards the sky, but face certainly not aimed for it, "Is it cloudy today? Well. I hope you enjoy yourself." The woman then turns towards Fiona and says, "Are you doing okay, Fiona?"

Fiona sighs, "Yeah, I'm okay. My teacher's lessons are getting… tiring." That's an understatement. She glances back down at Jeremy for a minute, "Doesn't *sound* fine," she murmurs, taking a small step back from him. "Anyway, she's teaching me how to fight," she throws a couple playful punches. "Sort of. I mean. I think it's more like getting my butt kicked over and over."

Jeremy looks between the two girls and there's almost a frown as Fiona says he doesn't sound fine. He just starts to pack up his stuff, books and blanket both go into the backpack, before he throws it over his shoulder and just starts to walk away from the two friends.

Giea seems completely unaware that Jeremy is going as he starts to gather his things, and she says to Fiona, "Learn how to fight? Well. That does sound like it would be tiring. I don't think I'm particularly interested in fighting…" The young woman tilts her head and smiles, "But I hope you learn well."

"Well, I'm not interested in actually fighting, but it's part of a … meditation kinda thing. To master the mind, you also have to master the body," Fiona quotes her mentor. Sort of. More of a paraphrase. She watches Jeremy start to leave, and opens her mouth as if to say something - but can't really think of anything.

Giea headtilts and then says, "Well, I guess that makes sense. But couldn't you try something more along the lines of yoga? I have heard it does wonderful things in terms of meditation…" The young woman shrugs and then decides, "But I guess your master is probably your master for a reason and knows these kinds of things…"

"No it's… well, it's more of not being scared of anybody. Fear gives way to hate and that easily gives way to corruption. So it's not whether you intend to fight or not, but the confidence to know that you could defend yourself if you had to," Fiona explains. Donna demonstrated that rather succinctly.

Giea says to Fiona, "Alright, I understand… so you just need to know that you can take care of yourself? I can understand that." The young woman shrugs a shoulder, "I suppose I've never been particularly confident about self defense, I've usually had people take care of me like that.

"Well," Fiona smiles, "Yeah, that's pretty much it. It's just, magic is a finicky thing… Most supernatural powers won't turn on their creator or stop working because they lack willpower or confidence. But magic will. It's like a beast that you have to keep under control."

"I understand," decides Giea, considering the remark for a moment, a thoughtful expression on her face. "I guess I know very little about magic. My knowledge is more in the realm of… well… Earthy things, and the things I've done at school."

"School? You go to school?" Fiona glances at Giea quizically. "I kinda miss school. I don't miss bullies, but I do kinda miss school."

"Well, yes, I go to New York University… I never really had a problem with bullies, myself. I guess when you're blind and partially deaf, you become off limits," says Giea, shrugging as if she's not entirely sure.

"Yeah I suppose that's true," Fiona smiles, "I never really thought of it that way. Still, I don't think I'd trade," she laughs a little bit. "Do you like it there? I'm going to go to college eventually. Once I finish my training and get a GED or whatever to fix the whole… dropping out of high school thing…"

"Oh, I don't know, it gives me good excuses. If I run into someone I don't want to talk to, I can say, 'I didn't see you there'," says Giea, grinning at her own joke, "I really enjoy going to university… I love learning new things. I'm not really smart, but I like it."

"Oh, I don't know. You must be pretty intelligent or have something going for you to work all that out despite being blind and partially deaf. I mean, aside from the earthy powers…" Fiona pokes Giea playfully. "Yeah?"

Giea laughs and says, "I'm not sure if it's intelligence that got me through it… I just had a lot of help growing up to overcome these things." The young woman considers that and says, "I do think I have a number of good qualities, though."

"Yeah, certainly," Fiona agrees, stretching and yawning as she tosses her now empty coffee cup into a wastebin, sliding down onto one of the park benches nearby. Soooo tired! "I could just about sleep here."

Giea tilts her head slightly and says, "Well, I've heard that you shouldn't be sleeping on the park benches. I avoid it, myself! You can't be too careful, and sleep is not the most careful position…"

"Well no, I mean, I certainly wouldn't!" Fiona giggles, "Could very well get mugged or kidnapped or something doing that. So, who ya meetin here? Or is that too personal?" asks the girl, swinging her legs as they hang off the bench a little.

Giea nods at Fiona and says, "And being mugged or kidnapped is unacceptable." The young woman tilts her head slightly and says, "Like I said, I don't plan on meeting anyone here today, but I thought it would be a good place to go if I had to meet anyone with an obvious mutation…"

"Oh!" Fiona's face turns a bit red, "I guess I missed that," she grins. "Well, if that's the case - you wanna go get something to eat? No real reason to hang around here then, neh?"

Giea waves her hand lightly and says, "It's not a problem. And yes, eating sounds like a fine thing to do! Is there anywhere around here to eat?"

"Well, actually, I'm not totally familiar with mutant town… I think there's… some?" Fiona scratches the side of her cheek, looking slightly embarassed by that. After all, she is a native of this city!

Giea nods her head and says, "Well, I suppose we should walk until we find something, then, if you'd like to catch dinner with me." She gestures in the direction where Jeremy was and says, "We could invite the cloud watcher, too. What's your name?" Apparently, she had no idea he was gone this whole time.

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