2010-04-20: Something About Koi


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Summary: Robyn, Jade and Tara enjoy the koi pond but only one enjoys the sites.

Date: April 20, 2010

Log Title Something About Koi

Rating: PG

Xavier Mansion - Japanese Gardens

A large area of the grounds is landscaped with a Japanese Garden. A river filled with coi fish runs through the middle with a wooden bridge. There is even a small waterfall splashing on the rocks. Bamboo can be heard clacking on the rocks. A small statue of a Buddha can be found in various places. The trees hang over the area and when the flowers are in bloom, it brings a variety of color to the peaceful landscape.

The afternoon finds Jade here at the Japanese Gardens again, listening to her ipod and feeding crumbs to the fish…. at least she hopes there are fish down there. She can hear splashing that sounds animal in nature and James isn't nearby… that she can smell. She sits on the bridge with her feet hanging over and hums to herself, her stolen breadslice crumbled into the water. Her hair moves in gentle sweeping waves, relaxed.

Tara makes her way out to the Japanese Gardens, dressed in a light purple blouse and jeans since the weather is so nice. She likes hanging out in the gardens since it gives off a nice, relaxed aura and it's good to get away from things for a bit. When Jade gets within her senses she calls out to the girl, "Hi, Jade!"

Since there is a class going on in the art room, Robyn needs to find somewhere else to go to work on his sculpture. Carefully carrying down a tray with his work in a ziplock bag, a bottle of water and his sculpting tools, Robyn is planning on setting up to work down in the Japanese Gardens, it's just relaxing down there. Spotting Tara and Jade he gives a wave then remembers they're both blind. "Hello, I hope you don't mind company, I'll be quiet."

Jade lifts her head as Tara calls her name, and reaches into her pocket to turn down her ipod. "Hey Tara," she smiles, her hair weaving against her neck. "Oh, and hi Robyn. No… c'mon in. I was just feeding the uh… fish…" she glances down to the water. "At least I hope I am."

Tara steps up besides Jade and scowls a bit at the lake. There's a faint rippling of the water as she probes it with her telekinetics. "Well, there are fish in there. And you're throwing it in the right general direction. I'm sure they're getting the crumbs."

Robyn walks over to Jade and Tara as well after setting down his stuff carefully. He looks down at the water and notices all the fish there chowing down on what Jade is feeding. "Yeah, they're eating the food, there's a bunch of them there. Do you like fish Jade?" He asks before looking at both Tara and Jade. "How are you two doing today?"

"Oh good. Last time I looked I froze one and I think James ate it," she smirks a little, hair slithering with the memory. Not a happy memory at all, hrm. "I like the idea of feeding them. I remember how they looked, all slithery and colorful, like kites under the water," she smiles at the memory. "Oh, thanks Robyn! That's awesome. I remember there was an orange and black one. Tell me that one is still there!"

Tara snickers at Jade. "Well, that's /one/ way to fish," she remarks. Concerning the orange and black fish she just shrugs. "I wouldn't know," she jokes. "They all look the same to me."

Looking down at the fish, Robyn tries to spot it. "I see to orange and black ones, so hopefully it's the one?" He says before looking back up at Tara and Jade. "Honestly who knows if James ate it or not but he's had a rough time the last few months. So maybe his koi eating days are done?" Who knows as he looks back down at the fish. "Well…hrm…maybe a telepath can show you what they look like sometime Tara?"

"Oh Tara, you should try! That is a great idea, Robyn," Jade nods, her hair slithering abut her neck and shoulders. "You could see the colors… there's really nothing like it." Apparently Jade really likes her koi. She tosses more crumbs in the water. "Maybe you could paint one sometime, Robyn?"

Tara pokes at a stone uncertainly with a toe at the suggestion of somebody using telepathy to let her see. This isn't the first time it's been suggested to her, and judging by the way she's scowling at the stone she isn't entirely comfortable with the thought. "I don't know…" she says. "It's not like I've /ever/ been able to see. I've been able to function just fine without sight."

"I really can't paint, not like pictures, but I can sculpt one no problem. My mom paints. She could probably paint some really neat koi, she's an illustrator for children's books." Robyn says smiling a bit before looking back at Tara. "It's not about functioning, it's about being able to see that beauty that this world has. Maybe it's just cause I'm an artist, but being able to see something like the koi and just the vibrant oranges.

"Hey Tara, weren't you the one saying that we should switch roomies so I could be able to see around someone? If sight isn't so important, then it shouldn't matter, right?" Jade laughs a little and moves to rise on the little bridge. "Imagine the best sound in the world… like robins singing at night or something, right? Imagine a whole 'nother texture to that. If you know it's there, why *not* find out about it? Maybe you could learn something.. or at least empathize why other people are so into it or something."

Tara kicks at the pebble again. "Maybe it's because I'm happy with the way that I am, and that if I find out what it means to see, then, I dunno, I'm going to want it more." She shakes her head. "I've lived like this my whole life. It's part of who I am. You, Jade, had something, and it was taken away from you. And that sucks. It really, really does. But I never had it in the first place. and to give it to me briefly, and then take it away again seems kind of cruel."

Robyn nods at Tara's words and can't help but understand. "I'm sorry that you'll never be able to see it Tara. It's just you're right, Jade and I have seen it and do know it and it's hard for us to imagine a world without colour and images. Being an artist, it's just beautiful, it's always been about image with me, not image but what I see."

Jade nods to Tara's philosophy on the whole matter. "Yeah, I can see that… or understand it, I guess. I suppose it's like if you like a really great food but your friend doesn't wanna try it. You just want to share and all."

Tara purses her lips. "It'd be more like offering somebody who's never ate food at all a taste of it." A little shrug and she continues. "You might think it's nice to share, but like I said, it just seems cruel. 'Here. I'll give you a small sample of what you've been missing all your life so you'll know what it's like to have, but never, ever could really have it.'" She shakes her head, and grins. "I'll pass."

"No, it makes sense that you'll pass Tara, it's just I've never thought of it that way before." Robyn says with all honestly. "I'll never suggest it again but anytime you wanna check out my sculptures, I'm not anal about anyone touching them." He says as he looks down at the fish. "And wow Jade, those fish must really love when you come to see them."

Jade is happy to turn the conversation from Tara's annoyance to pretty fish. "I sure hope so. I hear them splashing and all. I thought about kneeling down and seeing if I could hand feed them," she inverts her pocket, sweeping out the last of the crumbs. "No one's asked me why I stuff bread in my pockets yet."

Tara doesn't seem entirely too upset at the conversation, now that Robyn seems to get it. She waves a hand dismissing his apology. "Don't worry about it. You meant well." To Jade she chuckles. "You probably could. I had to clean the pond after I played ping-pong with James, and they were pretty fearless about me." She giggles at the memory, "They nibbled my shins."

"Man, am I one of the few people that doesn't have a problem with James?" Robyn asks rhetorically with a shrug as he looks down. "Who knows Jade, why not try it? It's not like they koi will bite your fingers off or anything and the worst that could happen is they'll swim away from you." Robyn offers as it's always worth it to try.

Jade mms softly. "Maybe." It's an indecisive answer to many questions. "Maybe when I bring out more bread. Anyways, I should get going," she smiles, and stand up enough to loop her hair behind her small ear. "See you guys later… or something." She hoists her cane, ready to find her way back to the school.

"Later!" says Tara cheerfully, not bothering to wave since the other girl won't be able to see it. To Robyn she says, very flatly, "Yes."

Robyn nods slowly to both girls stretches. "Well I should get back into the school too. I need to get my stuff back into the school before my sculpture starts to get too hard and I can't finish working on it." He says smiles as he puts a hand on Tara's shoulder. "I'll catch ya later Tara?"

Tara pats Robyn's hand lightly. "Later!"

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