2011-07-26: Seeing A Long Lost Friend


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Summary: After months of not keeping in touch, Jeremy and Robin run into each other in the park.

Date: July 26, 2011

Log Title: Seeing A Long Lost Friend

Rating: PG

NYC - Union Square

Always bustling with life is Union Square, with its large statue of George Washington standing in the center. Live music, dancers, artists, activists, vendors, and more can all be seen here on a daily basis. There are even some tables set up for chess games. The Green Market can be found here, selling fresh fruit, breads, vegetables and other farm products. Union Square has more of a younger feel as most the kids who hang out here have that artistic, indie look to them, making Union Square one of the more open minded parks in the city.

Something Jeremy hasn't done in a really long time is just sit down and read for fun. Sure he's buried himself in school books but this evening he's sitting on one of the benches facing good ol' George Washington while his head is buried in a copy of Game of Thrones. He inhales on his cigarette as he seems pretty absorbed in the book. Like usual he's dressed in a long sleeved turtle neck, jeans and is wearing a pair of gloves even though the heat is more of shorts and t-shirt weather.

There is another person in the park who is wearing a sweater and long jeans, walking along with a puppet that wanders in synch with her in complete nudity. Robin seems to be glancing around a touch nervously, teeth on her lip lightly. When her eyes rest upon Jeremy, she pauses, and then heads over to sit next to the boy, closer than a stranger ought. She doesn't say anything, rather leans back to see the text on his page as she waits for him to look up.

As soon as someone is in front of him Jeremy jumps and seems startled until he realizes who it is. Seeing Robin's face, his own breaks out into a huge grin. "Robin, it's been so long since I've seen you. Sorry I haven't called or anything school and just…" He shakes his head. Jeremy's still skinner than most people his age and height but he looks healthier than he did a few months back. "How have you been?"

Robin smiles in return when Jeremy grins, "I've been pretty okay… I'm doing a better than, umm, last time you saw me, for sure!" She crosses one leg over the other and props herself up with her hands, "And it's okay that you haven't called or anything. I figured that you've been busy…"

Jeremy moves over on the bench to make room for Robin if she wants to sit. "That's good. And yeah I've been trying to keep really busy with school work. Catch up a bit and I figure the busier I am with school work, getting back into playing the violin and running than it might help with staying clean. Just cigarettes are the only thing I can't seem to give up."

Robin nods at Jeremy and says, "Well, I'm glad that cigarettes are the only thing. That's the least of all evils, right? I still, well, I'm going to get help, but I have my own habits yet…" She bites her lip lightly and then shrugs, "I'm keeping myself busy with school too, but also looking for all these people who seem to be caught in this… well, have you heard about these supervillains who are mindcontrolling people?"

Jeremy shakes his head. "Not really. I know that there is a girl that is missing at the school but…I don't really pay attention too much. I spend a lot of time in my room when I'm not out in the city." He admits. "And I don't come into the city much cause it can get really hot wearing all these clothes."

"Oh. Yeah, I know what you mean. It's pretty hot here…" says Robin, rubbing her arm lightly. "I guess I don't /need/ to wear a sweater or anything like you do. I'd rather stay in an air conditioned room most of the time, though! I understand not leaving your room much, though, I really don't… I'll usually just send Blank if I need something outside of the dorms."

Jeremy rubs the back of his head with his hand and smiles a bit sheepishly. "You're the only person I can comfortably be social around. Sorry if that's awkward but at school, I don't really know that many of the other kids and I guess that's by choice. So what was it you were saying about mindcontrolling people?"

"No, it's not awkward, I'm glad that you're able to be social around me. I used to be pretty much the same way, I'd only be comfortable around a couple people, and it was awkward being around anyone else," says Robin, nodding after a moment's thought. "Anyways, I guess there are these supervillains and… well, they're using a few kids from my school to do bad stuff. A couple are my friends…"

"I'm sorry to hear that." Jeremy says with a bit of a frown on his face. "Well if you need my help let me know. I can only see the past but…it might help with something? I hate using my powers but if it helps you friends maybe I can do something." He says shrugging his shoulders. "Maybe that's part of the reason I hide in my room, I really don't like getting into trouble."

Robin nods and says, "I'm not a huge fan of getting into trouble myself, honestly! I'd rather, I dunno, do regular stuff that someone my age should be doing. But it so often leads to trouble… and it's okay, I'm not really sure how to use your powers anyhow, and I'd rather you not have to." She smiles and adds, "I have hope that it'll be okay. I just hope that it's sooner rather than later."

Jeremy nods. "I do to. And I don't know how I'd use them either. Just, if there was something left behind I can see where it's been by touching it. I just hate everything being slammed into my head so fast it." He says sighing a bit. "Anyway, what is regular stuff people our age should be doing though?"

"I dunno, I guess. I never really paid attention to what people my age do! I guess in my hometown, most of the girls were looking for boyfriends so that they could start producing babies as fast as possible and guys were always… talking about trucks?" replies Robin with a bit of a confused expression. "I guess a stereotype'd be hanging around malls, getting up to all kinds've interpersonal drama? I've never been regular though, so it's hard to say!"

"Producing babies is probably one of the scariest things I can imagine. Let alone having a girlfriend." Jeremy admits. "Yeah it'd be nice to find a girl but with my powers..I think I'm best alone." He brushes his long hair out of his face and is quite for a bit before looking back over at Robin. "Talking about trucks? They are big and have four wheels." He says before chuckling. "I was normal once but that was so long ago that I don't think it counts."

"Ohh, man, having babies seems pretty scary, yeah. I mean, they're nice and all, but… they're so big. I mean… in terms of production… but having one would be scary too," says Robin, nodding slowly at that, "But trucks are soooooo boring, all the guys would talk to me about them and call me a fag or whatever when I showed no interest. Like not knowing what a dohickstickshaft is a predictor." She tilts her head slightly and continues, "And I guess I can understand your hesitance… but I dunno if giving up on love is the answer… It'll be harder to find that special someone, sure, but…" She bites her lip lightly and shrugs. "Well, don't give up."

"Why would they call you a f…oh..oh. nevermind." Jeremy says shaking his head. "I forgot for a bit there. Even though I know I've only known you as you are now." He says as it's not a big deal to him. "Okay even if I found the right person there's no such thing as a secret with me. Sure in those horrible love story movies it makes it always sound like the girl doesn't want any secrets in a relationship but everything, every little thing you've done in your life..I'd know. Noone wants to be in that sort of relationship."

Robin adjusts her glasses slightly and says, "Yeah, they called me that a lot. Not that it was, you know, super far off or anything… Anyways, I know, that'd be pretty overwhelming. It'd kind've invalidate small talk, too, make getting to know someone, ummm, pretty straightforward." She and Blank both scratch their necks lightly and she says, "Still, you might find someone who's okay with that and you'd be okay with that with, or someone who is resistant to your ability or something. You never know…"

Jeremy nods. "Though I think right now I still need to work on me a bit too." He admits. "I'm still going through therapy and such mainly cause I want to make sure I stay clean this time around. Though I should get heading back to school. I'm still on a bit of a tight leash there." He says with a sigh. "We really should get together more often go out and do…uh….normal people things. Okay?"

Robin nods and says, "Yeah, that's totally fair. I just, well, I don't think it's good to give up on love forever. I mean, if love is something you want out of life, which I guess I shouldn't assume." Robin smiles brightly and says, "But yeah, that'd be cool. I'd like to do more normal people things, and it'd be much easier to do them with a friend!"

Jeremy smiles at Robin and gives her a shoulder squeeze, the closest thing he's comfortable with in regards to hugging. "I'm not giving up but..I don't know. I just gotta figure out what I want out of life I guess. But right now, I am glad to have you as a friend Robin." He says before heading back to Barnes.

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