2012-11-07: Scarred Friends


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Summary: Nicholas and Warlock spend some time relaxing.

Date: November 7, 2012

Log Title: Scarred Friends

Rating: PG

Xavier Mansion - Observation Deck

Glass windows surround the circular room giving a full view of the school grounds. Two telescopes sit in front of the window for students to looks at the stars. A few comfortable chairs and couches with a few tables are placed up here for students to relax. There's a door off to one of the sides that leads up to the attic above here.

It's two o'clock in the morning and most of the time the atrium is pretty empty. Tonight though, it isn't. Currently lying on one of the couches, is Nicholas. He's finally got his cast off and now has an air cast on his leg, but he still needs the wheel chair to get around since the brace is still on his arm. His laptop is on one of the small tables, positioned so he can watch a movie on it, with which Nick currently watches Boondock Saints on it.

Having finally returned to the mansion yesterday (much later than he had planned to) Lock has finally slipped away from his folks and figured he'd go for a walk to clear his head, he's dressed in faded blue jeans, red sneaker and a purple hoodie, he's cut his hair and has a number of fresh cuts and bruses. Hearing noise as he gets closer to the observation deck he heads up out of curiosity, he grins when he realises it's Nick, "Hey Nick, what brings you up here?"

Nicholas pushes himself up on his one arm with a big of a groan and looks towards Nicholas. "Hey there Warlock. You're back?" He says stating the obvious and reaching forward to pause the movie he's watching. "I can't sleep, just keep having nightmares. It's not like it's anything new, it's just there are more things that haunt my nightmares now. I tend to get about four or five hours of sleep a night if I'm lucky."

Warlock walks over to his friend, "I get what you mean, it's more small rooms I don't like now but I get why you can't sleep, ever considered talking to the Doctor downstairs and getting some sleeping pills or something?". He sits down, "Yeah I'm back, how's you injuries doing?"

"Usually the pain killers help but I've been taking them less and less cause, to answer your last question, the injuries are doing better. I have both casts off but just these braces now. I can sleep in my own room again and all the cuts, bruises, burns, all that crap have healed. I never thought a person could get so many scars in such a short amount of time." Nicholas says adjusting the blanket around him so he's not cold. "HOw are you doing? You got what you needed done to be done?"

Warlock smiles, "Yeah I'm good, in big trouble for skipping out but good and yeah I did what I needed to", he looks at the braces on Nick's arm and leg, "Once you get those off we can focus on me and Jill trying to teach you how to fly, start trying to have some fun again, be teenagers".

Nicholas smiles at Warlock but it's a sad sort of smile. "Warlock….thanks." He doesn't want to go in to the fact that he doesn't feel like a teenager anymore. "Good, I hope it wasn't anything too bad. They're going to be going over a school plan for me to catch up starting on Monday, I bet you can jump in on that with me. I mean if you're also a Junior." He says running a hand through his hair. "Flying…that'd be cool."

"Damn, back to school, nearly forgot that was coming. Damn need for a high school deploma", Lock goes to put an arm round Nick's shoulders, "Between me and Jill, oh, and maybe Quenton if he wants to, we should be able to get you flying in no time, most telekinetics figure it out eventulally so I don't see why you can't".

"I'm sure I'll be able to get it, it'll give me something to focus on." Nicholas says looking towards the window to the snow falling outside. "How do you do it? I mean, do you do it? Keep your mind off of what happened. I can't, with the news, the students talking, what's going on in mutant town, it's always there in my head and I can't stop dwelling on it. It consumes me Lock."

Warlock shrugs, "I look forwards I guess, sort of block it out. That happened to past Lock and I'm waiting to be the future Lock", he frowns, "It's not that I'm not still freaked but I feel like something is different now, like somethings waiting just past where we can see and it's better. I focus on that feeling, dunno if that sounds crazy or not?"

Nicholas shakes his head. "No, it doesn't sound crazy. It sounds like something I wish I could do." He stays quite for a bit, tapping on his arm brace with his other hand for a bit. "I just, I'm scared of what's forward. I used to know exactly what I wanted to do, but now, I really don't know what to do with myself Lock. I just feel beyond lost. I have since before we got taken, it's just made it worse since then. I have this burning hate combined with being terrified of them that just, I can't shake it."

Warlock frowns, "Have you tried not thinking about either? past or future? Be one of those 'live in the moment' people until you're able to deal with it all", he leans back, "While I haven't been anywhere near as much as you have, I get the anger and fear I've just been trying to work though it".

Nicholas looks up to Warlock, taking a deep breath. "How do you do it? How do you not think about it and work through it?" He doesn't know how to do it himself so any advice is always welcome.

"It's just the way I'm wired I guess, deep down somewhere it's probably really not mentally healthy but as far as the anger I've managed to take it out somewhat on a few members of the populace who tried to bring me to the authorities when I was away, we're terrorists remember?"

Nicholas blinks at Warlock. "Wait what? Did you hurt people?!" He sounds a bit shocked. "Are you telling me, what you needed to get done was to go out there, get caught by some random people and beat them up when they were going to report you or bring you in or whatever?"

Warlock shakes his head, "No! Of course not!, I left for my own reasons and it wasn't to get caught", he frowns at Nick slightly annoyed thats where his head went to, "When I did get spotted I wasn't going to not defend myself, no one got hurt. But when some guy comes at you with his mates and a weapons it does work off some anger smacking them down".

There's look of relief that crosses Nicholas' face. "Good, well not good that you got spotted and had to defend yourself. Sorry if I jumped to assumptions." He looks down at his hands and decides to change the subject. "Have you ever watched Boondock Saints?" He motions towards his laptop.

Warlock shakes his head, "Nope, never heard of it before, is that what you were watching before I showed up?", he breathes an inturnal sigh of relief that any argument there was averted.

"Yeah, it's about these two brothers who get into a fight with…well basically circumstances lead them to start killing off bad guys in the name of the Lord. I don't want to spoil too much of it." Nicholas says shifting on the couch so that he's curled up in the corner of the couch. "I wasn't sure if you were having trouble sleeping too or if you were planning on staying up for a while but I don't mind starting it over if you wish to watch it with me."

Warlock isn't much one for the whole 'Lord' thing but chilling with Nick sounds fun, "Sure, I reckon I can hang around for a little longer, plenty of coffee downstairs to get me though tomorrow".

"Awesome, and if you get tired or fall asleep during it, we can always continue watching it later if you want." Nicholas says. "Maybe I should go all vigilante on the Purifiers and start hunting them down." He mutters before clarifying. "I'm not being serious, honestly, I don't know if I'd have the guts to do it if it ever came to taking a life." The idea scares him. "Whenever you're ready for me to start it up again, let me know."

Warlock doesn't coment on his veiws when it comes to taking a life, after seeing everything the purifiers are willing to do to people for being mutants he's not sure where he stands, "Now works if you want?"

"Sure." Nicholas says making sure that Warlock has enough room on the couch to sit next to him. "Thanks, it's better than being alone." There's a certain comfort to having Warlock there with him. He leans forward presses the play button to start the movie over again.

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