steelartisan: (worried)
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Piotr is seated on one of the rocks out by the lake. He likes the snow and the cold. It feels like childhood.

Date: 2007-01-28 03:17 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (I can squash you like a bug)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
There are only a few men around as big as Piotr is.

One of them is there, snow crunching suddenly (and violently) under his boots.

Destruction's arms are folded. He's staring out at the lake.

Date: 2007-01-28 03:27 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (I can squash you like a bug)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
"Hi."

Piotr gets a sidelong look.

"Tell me you sitting out here in the cold isn't a symbolic move on your part."

Date: 2007-01-28 03:36 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (Destruction and creation both)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
Destruction snorts. "Just as long as it isn't an expression of your -- oh, let's see. How about -- inner frozen wasteland? That's nice and trochaic." Beat. "There's a reason I stopped writing poetry."

Date: 2007-01-28 03:52 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (on the roooooad agaaaaain)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
"Yeah. A pretty mediocre one." Beat. "That's the most tragic thing you can think of? Are you sure?"

Date: 2007-01-28 04:28 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (i've got a pickax la la la)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
"Oh." Destruction takes a moment to consider this.

...and doesn't say anything else.

Date: 2007-01-28 04:39 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (I can squash you like a bug)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
"Do I think you're -- " He sounds exasperated for a moment. "Wrong question. Are you doing what she wants you to do? Because that's the 'right thing'."

The airquotes are audible; he doesn't go so far as to actually make them with his hands.

Date: 2007-01-28 05:11 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (I can squash you like a bug)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
Destruction's eyebrows rise. "Does complaining help?"

Date: 2007-01-28 05:19 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (I can squash you like a bug)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
"Good to know," he says. Rumbles. Dryly.

Date: 2007-01-28 05:40 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (I can squash you like a bug)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
...that is a question that Destruction would dearly like to answer.

As it is, he just stares at Piotr. "And you're finding it necessary to tell me this?"

Date: 2007-01-28 05:49 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (i think you're really quite amusing)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
"If I tell her -- do you have any idea how she's going to react?"

Destruction seems almost amused.

Date: 2007-01-28 06:03 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (i think you're really quite amusing)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
Destruction shakes his head. "No. Well -- maybe. Only because I'll be the one who's there." He sounds remarkably cheerful about this. "But eventually -- it'll all be on you. You know why? Because you're thinking I've got any say at all over what she does with her life."

Date: 2007-01-28 06:36 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (How can I undo the damage I've done)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
He's not cheerful any more.

"You don't get it." And he won't explain the entirety, but -- "I could have some say. Maybe. But I don't want it."

The last child of an Endless that Destruction -- Olethros -- saw whose father had too much importance placed on his shoulders --

Kitty isn't Orpheus.

Kitty isn't going to turn out like Orpheus.

And Kitty sure as hell isn't going to pull an Orpheus for the sake of this lump.

Date: 2007-01-28 06:51 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (I can squash you like a bug)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
"...let me guess." Destruction is looking at Piotr like he's a particularly interesting orangutan in the monkey house at the zoo. "She likes you because you're persistent?"

Date: 2007-01-28 07:25 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (I can squash you like a bug)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
The monkey house expression isn't going away. If anything, it's intensifying. "Can I suggest that you find somebody else to confess to?" Beat. "In that way where it's not really a suggestion?"

Date: 2007-01-28 07:37 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (i think you're really quite amusing)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0



"Consider yourself lucky that I'm taking that as a compliment." Destruction says this with a reasonable amount of cheer.

Date: 2007-01-28 07:53 am (UTC)
destruction1_0: (i think you're really quite amusing)
From: [personal profile] destruction1_0
"...yeah." Destruction is bemused -- and then amused.

'Comrade'.

They are not comrades. They will never be comrade. It doesn't matter who you ask (hello, Joe McCarthy) -- Destruction is not now and has never been a Communist.

"See you around."

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