(2017-11-30) Clue Stick
Clue Stick
Summary: Legion confronts Sky about his treatment of Besa
Date: 2017-11-30
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NPCs: Legion
Scene Runner: Rain

Library - Winbarry Estate

The Library is a large room with bookcases full of books. Most of the textbooks have been salvaged from the school, along with some of the content from the school's library. Only the books that are referenced most are here. Histories and Sciences mostly with a scattering of other subjects. None of the books on magic have made it to this room. None of the books are in any kind of order just yet.

A few computer workstations have been set up so web surfing and hopefully school work can be done.

There's a few tables and chairs in here, all mismatched.

Schuyler has chosen one of the chairs and has just kind of slumped in it, one of his books in hand to read. He's sort of half-paying attention to it as his mind wanders…this is why he'd just rather sleep through it all. He's definitely trying not to overhear any thoughts about -why- the attack happened or who could have caused it. He's already feeling guilty enough as it is.

<FS3> Opposed Roll — Rain=stealth Vs Sky=alertness
< Rain: Good Success Sky: Good Success
< Net Result: DRAW
Well he isn't getting much of anything from his sister. For the first time since they returned from rescuing Besa from the demon dimension she is sleeping peacefully, despite whatever time it is. She has been in desperate need for sleep for quite awhile and she is getting it. Though how does that explain her walking into the library about now. Of course Sky would know the answer to that, and would know it was Legion despite all the clues. The messy bed head, the oversize tee with Pete Wentz picture on it and the air conditioned jeans. The real Rain would not be caught dead looking like that, let alone walking around the 'school'. Seeing the person she is looking for she grins slyly, making an attempt at sneaking up on her brother.

Schuyler doesn't seem to budge his attention from the book in hand, but he turns at the last minute to look right at Legion as she tries to sneak up on him. 'Nice try,' is signed even as he looks her up and down. Maybe it's the clothes, maybe it's more, 'How's your arm? Was Besa actually able to heal you?' Because that's very, very interesting if it's true.

<FS3> Opposed Roll — Rain=akido Vs Sky=physical
< Rain: Success Sky: Success
< Net Result: DRAW

Legion knows its the more one. If anyone would be able to tell the difference it would be her twin. He could do it blindfolded too. There is a lip curl when she is noticed and at the signing she flails the injured arm around 'He healed Rain, not me' she signs back a bit agressively. She strides over to where Sky is sitting 'Now don't you dare say his name.' or sign it in his case 'You have no right to." when she gets close enough she goes to make a grab for his shirt so she can pull him out if his chair.

'What? He healed Rain, but you were the one who was hurt…' Sky starts but then jumps out of the chair and onto the other side of it as Legion tries to make a grab for his shirt. 'What is wrong with you?' Does he need to call Rain, even though she's sleeping?

<FS3> Opposed Roll — Rain=akido Vs Sky=physical
< Rain: Good Success Sky: Failure
< Net Result: Rain wins - Solid Victory

'What's wrong with me?' it is signed twice as if Legion can't beleive he is asking her such a question 'What's wrong with you?' she shoots back at him 'From the way you have been acting I would assume you were blind on top of deaf.' as she signs she kicks the chair away and makes another grab for Sky, partially spinning him and pushing downwards so she can get him in a headlock. She is careful not to do it in such a way that hurts.

Schuyler tries to move away, but Legion is too fast for him. 'What? What am I doing? I was reading…' he tries but he's then caught in the headlock. He tries to push his sister's doppleganger away but he's at a terrible angle and she's a lot stronger than he thought! «I can't talk to you this way!» he finally offers mentally.

As Sky struggles Legion studies his hair and looks around "Oh you are so lucky there aren't any scissors in here. I would take care of this hair issue right now." she knows he can't hear her and for some reason he is under the assumption that she can't hear him mentally, something she rectifies quickly. She leans slightly so he can see her face, "I can hear /you/ just fine." she says, enunciating carefully so he can read her lips easier. She then proceeds to gives noogies since she doens't have scissors.

<FS3> Schuyler rolls Lip Reading: Good Success

Schuyler doesn't hear the thoughts about the scissors since he can't read her mind…but he does catch what she says when she leans close. There's a scowl and a yelp at the noogies even as he tries to pull away some more. «Why are you attacking me? I didn't do anything to you!»

Unlike Rain her duplicate is much more act and then think, and Legion just reacted without taking into consideration that communication would be an issue. He can feel her frustrated sigh as she lets go, pushing him away, but gently. She stares at him, brow furrowed in displeasure at him. There isn't an answer immediatly, she gives him a moment for composure before she starts her rapid fire signing 'You are torturing us..her…me' pronouns are hard when you are 2-in-1 'Have you forgotten what family means…family above all, does that mean nothing to you anymore, Schuyler?' oh full name, so that's how it's going to be.

Schuyler straightens once he's released and his fingers rake through his hair as if trying to put it back into some semblance of order. He blinks at Legion as she signs but her question doesn't make him any less confused. 'What are you talking about? How am I torturing Rain? By letting her sleep? And of course I haven't forgotten! I don't understand!'

'Your misdirected guilt for starters' Legion signs at him 'If anyone is to blame for the dimensional portal thing its the school for not closing it properly in the first place.' her signing is calming down, now that her initial surge of anger and frustration has past 'Of course you don't understand. I haven't even tried' not as far as she is concerned 'Let me hit you with a clue stick than.' figuratively of course 'Besa is family..F-A-M-I-L-Y," she signs and spells it 'yet you aren't treating him that way. And it is torturing him, because you used to be friends, and me because how you feel about the whole situation, how upset he is, and how it feels like you forgot the families core value.' despite not talking she takes a breath 'Whether or not you think Besa is the same person or a different person doesn't matter. He's Besa, period. It doesn't matter if he remembers us. What matters…what /REALLY/ matters is that /we/ remember, that /we/ support him, /we/ have to remember for him.' beat 'Can't you get that?' by the end the teen duplicate is nearly in tears.

Oh. Sky is still for a moment as he takes in Legion's words as well as her expression and body language. Finally he signs, 'Why can't you let me mourn the loss of my friend?' There's even a little head tilt as he tries to explain, 'Even if this is the exact same Besa, he doesn't remember. And because he doesn't remember, his experiences with us moving forward will be different. It won't ever be the same as it was. And that's hard for me to deal with right now.' Among other things. 'I'm glad he's back, I am. And he's still family, no matter what. I haven't forgotten that. But I don't know that I have it in me to try and make a new friend like I had before. It was hard.'

Legion wipes the tears away before they get to far. The duplicate is a lot less emotionally in control that the Rain version is. In fact this is more like pre-family stress and Sky's accident Rain. She has changed quite a bit over the years, in both good and not so good ways. 'Mourning isn't the verb I would use, but tomato/potato' that's not the saying at all, but you know, youth and being so far removed from the original source 'Who says different can't be better?" Rain has gotten closer to Besa since his return 'And he has remembered quite a bit, he just has to be prompted.' she informs him since Sky has seemingly failed to notice that. 'It sure doesn't seem like you are glad he is back.' not with the way he has been acting…she doesn't see it and if he feels it that is lost under all the other things he is feeling. There is another lip curl 'All I am hearing is that you don't think it is worth it, that he isn't worth it.'

'I never said 'different wasn't better',' Sky points out. 'And I can see that he is.' He may have been out of it the other day, but he remembers seeing Besa sign some. There's another pause as he scrubs at his own face and gives a sigh before he signs, 'Besa's worth it. I'm not sure -I- am.'

Well Legion and by extension Rain is glad that Sky is starting to notice. At his comment about not being worth it she crosses the small distance between them and and goes to throw her arms around him in a tight hug, rubbing her tear damp face on his shirt.

Schuyler takes a step back, bracing himself at the sudden, tight hug but he eventually returns it, albeit a little more hesitantly. «Uhm…thanks? What was that for?» Because Rain is much more stand-offish than even he is most times.

Even after he mentally speaks to her Legion she keeps hugging for a few more breaths. She can't answer him that way though so let's go and steps back a few paces so she can sign at him 'You needed, I needed it…we needed it.' and there is no convincing her otherwise. Rain and not Rain at the same time…or just the side of her that she stifles, much like the boy version but with less flirting. 'You are worth it Sky. I think so. Besa thinks so.' she beleives it at least. There is a glance at his hair 'And you would be even more worth it if you did something about that hair.'

Schuyler doesn't look like he believes it as Legion signs back to him. 'I'm not a very good friend,' he admits before rolling his eyes at the hair comment. 'I thought you liked doing weird braids and all. I could always dye it.' At least talking about his hair is better than talking about his unsure relationship with Besa or his own sense of self-worth.

There is a nod of agreement at that. 'You haven't been, but that doesn't mean you can't start being one.' she tells him. Rain may have sugarcoated it a bit since she can't outright lie to Sky, but Legion has no such compuntions 'It is never to late to do the right thing.' another look at his hair 'I do, but long hair doesn't suit you. You look better when its short.'

'Not sure I know how," to be honest. Sky shrugs but then goes back to the subject of his hair. It's a lot easier to talk about. 'No one's looking at me, Legion…so it kind of doesn't matter. It's easier to deal with longer because I don't have to style it.' But he'll think about it. He did say he'd grow it until Besa came back and Besa has technically returned.

Well Legion knows how at least 'It's as easy as going up to him and saying 'I'm sorry, Besa. Can we start again please?' she advises 'That is pretty much how I did it.' even the sorry part because she really put her foot in it at first. 'I'm looking at you, that's enough.'

Schuyler shakes his head, 'I don't know. I don't know if I want to start over. Like I said, it was hard enough for the both of us the last time. He's probably better off without a friend like me.' It probably worked better for Rain because she's Rain and much friendlier and much less prickly. Her comment about looking at him gets a roll of his eyes, 'I'll think about it. Seems kind of stupid to cut my hair in the Winter though.'

'Yes, you made it hard…we both made it hard.' Legion tells him 'We just won't make the mistake of pushing our views on him.' she tells him 'Last time we told him that he was wrong for beleiving the priests and all the things they taught him.' that was the biggest issue 'Just don't do that, even though its true. Let him come to that conclusion on his own.' though she is pretty sure he already has, mostly. 'It's your choice. Be friends with him, or don't. Whatever you decide to do at least be kind to him.'

'Because he was making it hard on himself. We were just trying to tell him that he wasn't in some isolated place where people were just going to kill him all the time,' Sky points out but then gives a sigh. 'I haven't said anything of the sort to him about any of that. And I don't think I'm kind to anyone.'

'Yes, we meant well, but we could of handled it better instead of shoving it down his throat.' Legion is being generous in using the we, since it was mostly him. She reaches over to give is arm a squeeze than continues signing 'You are thinking wrong. You are kind..on occassion, in that grumpy old man kind of way.' don't make her start throwing out examples.

'Yeah, well…it's hard not to shove when someone's so…stubborn about stuff like that.' Which Besa was. Sky isn't sure if he still is or if he's come back a little more open to new ideas and a new way to live. There's a glance over at the squeeze of his arm and he gives a little snort, 'You're only saying that because you're my sister.' Sort of. And speaking of, 'You should try to get her to let loose more. Like you. I think she'd be happier.' Because he -has- noticed how repressed she seems most days. 'And next time can you maybe not stick me in a headlock if you want to talk?'

He won't even wait for an answer before giving her a quick hug and returning to his book.

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