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fire_and_romance ([personal profile] fire_and_romance) wrote in [community profile] xavier_institute_logs2015-05-21 09:57 pm
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[Jun Tries to Fix Things]

WHO: Jun and Jack
WHAT: Jun realizes that in order to prove she's not Jack's sister, she may have to get incredibly blunt.
WHERE: In Jack's Dorm
WHEN: Soon after their talk on the network
WARNING(S): NSWF-ish stuff, distressed children


Jun smoothes out her dress as she waits patiently for Jack to respond to her knock. She's still unsure about what she's doing. It may turn out to be a huge mistake, but she can't just leave it be. She and Jack have been distressed ever since their argument and it's time Jun did....something. She has an idea for what she might do, but she knows it could just make things worse. Maybe that's how it has to be if the situation is to ever improve. That's why Jun mustered up her courage to talk to Jack alone. In person. It wasn't fair to Jack for Jun to confront him over the Internet anymore.

After a brief pause Jun knocks again. "Jack? It's me, Jun...can you open the door?"
the_prodigal_son: And more like my dad (Nervous♪ A little less like my father)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-22 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
There's a pause, a long pause. But as it turns out, that's just Jack making sure to hear her voice before answering. He doesn't speak, but he carefully unlocks the door and opens it for Jun. Standing aside belatedly when he realizes looming over her is awkward.

He doesn't really know what to say, so he's silent for now. But he just knows whatever's coming up isn't going to be good.
the_prodigal_son: But I've got lots of them (Sad♪ I wanna slay my demons)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-22 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
Jack is... unfortunately accustomed to being treated like a child, and since Tenenbaum unlocked his memories he knows why it happens, but he's still not really impressed. He closes the door behind her and lets her pull him over to the bed, sits obediently when told, but he's not happy and it's clear on his face.

"I understand." It's sullen more than anything. As nice as she's being, she's still crushing his hopes and dreams and he's not going to pretend that's okay with him.
the_prodigal_son: Keep myself out your bad dreams (Reverence♪ I try to k- k- k-)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-22 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
Well.. he considers this. She is being a lot gentler than a lot of other people who have had to show him something. And a lot gentler than he's ever been with information about himself. He can't fault her for good intentions.

He takes a deep sigh, and then nods slowly.
the_prodigal_son: That say "I know you" (Spooked♪ I keep running into strangers)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-22 02:57 am (UTC)(link)


That's um... that sure is some information she just gave him. He's... processing... processing...

"What?"

He's lost.
the_prodigal_son: And more like my dad (Nervous♪ A little less like my father)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-22 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
"Oh."

Well this makes perfect sense to him. But he's confused as to how this doesn't mean she's a little sister. As far as he's concerned, this sounds... basically like how he was born wrong.
the_prodigal_son: Just wanna be a man... (Hesitant♪ I don't wanna be a proud man)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-22 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
Well, he's still confused, but he turns his head away politely. He has no idea how this affects anything.
the_prodigal_son: Keep myself out your bad dreams (Reverence♪ I try to k- k- k-)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-22 03:26 am (UTC)(link)

Well.


That just...


That's happening.

He's seen a naked woman before, fake memory or not. That is not a naked woman. And that just makes it a thousand times more embarrassing. He's... short-circuiting. He has no idea what to do.
the_prodigal_son: That say "I know you" (Spooked♪ I keep running into strangers)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-22 03:36 am (UTC)(link)

He still can't speak. He's just going to... stare at the floor. That'll help. Yes.
the_prodigal_son: Just wanna be a man... (Hesitant♪ I don't wanna be a proud man)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-22 02:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Jun don't do this to him he's struggling with his sexuality enough as it is.

"Gee..." Is the first thing he manages to say, before he shakes his head, nods, and changes his answer to something that isn't stupid. "...Water."

This is how he dies.
the_prodigal_son: But I've got lots of them (Sad♪ I wanna slay my demons)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-22 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
And Jack... spends the waiting time racking his brain for a decent explanation of what just happened. So his little sister is a boy who is not exactly little... wonderful. It's not the weirdest thing he's learned, he tells himself. He has learned weird and fantastical things since he came to the Institute, this is no different.

...It's very different he feels terrible, how is he supposed to honor Tenenbaum's request now?

Jun will find him curled up in a corner of his bed, staring at the wall and trying to figure out what to do. If only he wasn't so terrible at coming up with ideas.
the_prodigal_son: Keep myself out your bad dreams (Reverence♪ I try to k- k- k-)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-22 03:01 pm (UTC)(link)
He shudders at first, but... hugs are nice. And he ends up pulling her onto his lap to hug her. At least he can pretend for a bit that he's not totally confused, for the sake of taking comfort from the hug.
the_prodigal_son: But I've got lots of them (Sad♪ I wanna slay my demons)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-22 03:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"No."

He still feels gross and terrible. And part of him still wants to make excuses for how Jun could be a little sister, but... it's only girls. Tenenbaum said it herself.

After a long pause he looks up at her. "Jun? Can I... call you my sister anyway? I know you're not, but..."

He needs this.
the_prodigal_son: But I've got lots of them (Sad♪ I wanna slay my demons)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-22 03:47 pm (UTC)(link)
"I... just wanted another... freak... like me."

He sighs. That's a terrible explanation, but it's basically what was going through his head. He feels out of place even with the mutants. Hell, his best friend is green and he's still more normal than Jack.

"You're not a little sister. Tenenbaum didn't make you like she made me. But you are my sister and I'm gonna keep you safe."
the_prodigal_son: Every night... (Smile♪ I try to wash my hands for you)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-22 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
He hesitates, before smiling and nodding, "We're friends now."
the_prodigal_son: Keep my conscience clean (Grin♪ I try to k- k- k-)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-24 02:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"...Video games." They're his favorite thing on the planet, sue him.
the_prodigal_son: Every night... (Smile♪ I try to wash my hands for you)

[personal profile] the_prodigal_son 2015-05-24 02:07 pm (UTC)(link)
"Did you like them?"

Look at those puppy dog eyes. His future happiness depends on her answer.