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Eileanea Elizabeth Thompson ([personal profile] eileaneathompson) wrote in [community profile] xavier_institute_logs2015-04-09 09:24 pm

Closed - Getting ready - Backdated to mid Feb

WHO: Eli and Krista
WHAT: Getting ready for her first date, Eli has an hour!
WHERE: Eli's dorm room
WHEN: Mid april
WARNING(S): None expected!

After throwing her phone aside, Eli opened her door so Krista could come right in, then went back to frantically ripping through her closet.
martyrerkomplex: (Crawl inside)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-10 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
This was all awfully sudden and unexpected! Krista knew Eli could be jumpy, and was sort of surprised the girl hadn't just outright turned whoever asked her down in a panic.

Still, she'd been good to Krista, and she wanted to help. She made her way upstairs to the singles, and gave a knock on the open doorframe.

"Eli?"
martyrerkomplex: (You don't know how much I'd give)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-10 04:49 am (UTC)(link)
Well, that seemed a little more like an Eli reaction, honestly. Krista shut the door behind her, coming over to the closet and putting a gentle hand on her shoulder.

"It will be alright. We'll figure this out together, won't we?"
martyrerkomplex: (And hold the hand of death)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-14 05:53 am (UTC)(link)
Lightly, she squeezed Eli's hand, sending just a little hint of reassurance at her mind -- it didn't seem quite right to use a heavy touch, but her intentions were very honest in a way.

She didn't like to see people feeling lost or unwanted or rejected. In Eli's struggle to find a place, she could see some of the most painful parts of herself, and all selfishness aside, she really did want to help.

"You know I'm happy to help," she assured her, with another little smile. "Anytime you need me to."
martyrerkomplex: (Come to my window - I'll be home soon)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-16 05:33 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe just a little more of that calming effect was called for. Krista nodded, with another comforting pat.

"Starting with now."

She looked around the room, surveying the situation.

"Have you got any idea what kind of outfit you want to wear?"
martyrerkomplex: (I would dial the numbers)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-17 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
Krista didn't find it strange -- her own clothes, when she picked them, tended to be rather feminine as well.

She walked to the closet, sorting through the clothes.

"Alright. Do you know where you're going for the date?" Maybe that could help them narrow it down.
martyrerkomplex: (You don't know how much I'd give)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-18 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
Turning back towards Eli, she gave her a sympathetic look.

"Well, then we'll try and find a dress that's nice, but not too formal. But if he expects anything of you, you know you don't have to, right?"
martyrerkomplex: (I would stand inside my Hell)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-19 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Projecting a little bit of confidence for Eli, Krista folded her arms.

"Well... Don't go anywhere with him that you don't feel comfortable being? If you stay in places where there are a lot of people around, like a restaurant or something, that would probably be better. If worst comes to worst, I guess you could use your clones to distract him and run away, but I really don't think you should need to..."

Alric seemed like a nice guy, but really, as far as Krista was concerned, that wasn't much of a guarantee. People could be awful when you least suspected it.
martyrerkomplex: (Come to my window - I'll be home soon)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-25 05:55 am (UTC)(link)
Krista gave her a smile, soft and gentle, and walked over to hug her again.

"You can."
martyrerkomplex: (To ease this precious ache)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-25 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
She brightened up right along with Eli, returning the hug, then letting go of her to go and look through the closet.

"...What about this one? I think this is really cute." A little modest, somewhere comfortably between formal and casual, but stylish. It seemed like a safe choice for any occasion.
martyrerkomplex: (Come to my window)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-25 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Krista looked at each one in turn, then back and forth a couple of times. After a moment, she shrugged, with a smile.

"I think either one would look great."
martyrerkomplex: (To ease this precious ache)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-26 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
Krista laughed, affectionate and never mocking.

"They're different heights, it might be a little hard to walk!"
martyrerkomplex: (Come to my window - I'll be home soon)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-26 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
"They're both beautiful," she said again, but after a moment, she pointed to the pair on the left.

"But maybe these would be easier to wear in this weather."
martyrerkomplex: (Come to my window - I'll be home soon)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-26 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
"I'll help you with it."

Krista reached for a hairbrush immediately, glad to have a clear goal again. "Why don't you do your makeup while I do your hair?"
martyrerkomplex: (Come to my window)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-26 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
She stepped up behind the other girl, running the brush through her hair, working in downward strokes that started at the tips and slowly began to start higher and higher.

"You don't need very much of it, right?"
martyrerkomplex: (Come to my window - I'll be home soon)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-26 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well..."

Krista gave it a little bit of thought. She didn't really have experience to work from, either, but in theory...

"How about this -- you could try just a little more than you'd usually have for school?"
martyrerkomplex: (Come to my window)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-27 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
In the meantime, Krista finished the initial comb through her hair, and began to look her over, thinking about where to part it.

"Do you want it up, or down?"
martyrerkomplex: (Come to my window - I'll be home soon)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-04-29 03:30 am (UTC)(link)
"Up is good," she confirmed, reaching for the bobby pins and hair ties and setting them within arm's reach. Carefully, she gathered up a few small sections of hair near the front of Eli's head and started to braid them back towards the back.

"Let me know if I pull a little, okay? I'll try to be careful."
martyrerkomplex: (I would dial the numbers)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-05-09 06:52 am (UTC)(link)
No one had ever let her practice with their hair before. Honestly, Krista was a little afraid of doing it wrong, if only because it seemed to her like such an obvious tip-off that she wasn't normal, that she wasn't right.

Even if she tried, she'd have no idea how to do anything complicated, so she aimed for something simple -- just a little bit dressier than how Eli might wear it normally. Her hands were gentle and careful as she gathered Eli's hair up and secured it.

"...What do you think? Is that good?"
martyrerkomplex: (Come to my window - I'll be home soon)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-05-10 04:48 am (UTC)(link)
"You look beautiful, Eli."

Smiling, she attached a little decorative pin to Eli's hair. Was there anything left to do?
martyrerkomplex: (What do they know about this love anyway)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-05-14 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
Krista shook her head, smiling right back, and gave Eli a hug.

(Had she ever hugged anyone before? Somehow, it felt less awkward than she was concerned it would.)

"I don't know if I can take that much credit. Is there anything else you need to do before you go?"
martyrerkomplex: (To ease this precious ache)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-05-17 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
Krista smiled, a hand on her shoulder.

"Good luck, ok? Tell me how it goes!"
martyrerkomplex: (Come to my window - I'll be home soon)

[personal profile] martyrerkomplex 2015-05-22 04:28 am (UTC)(link)
"I'll be waiting for it!"

With a big, warm smile, Krista walked her towards the door.