(2018-02-14) Well Swing You!
Well Swing You!
Summary: It's not a date and no this isn't a horror movie…or is it?
Date: 2014-02-14
Related: http://coralsprings.wikidot.com/log:2018-02-14-opposite-of-maiden
NPCs: Players go below, other chars that deserve mention can be listed here
Scene Runner: Who ran this scene, NA if no-one or mutual

Old City Park

This area used to be a more prominent area of the town, when the local warehouse was active and the abandoned houses were filled with people. Now, it's just an eyesore, a blight on the town. The concrete basketball court has cracks and greenery poking up through it here and there, the goals are still in place, but the nets are long gone. Bleachers on one side are missing a few slats, but are generally safe to sit on. There is a large tractor tire that serves as a sandbox. Or a litter box for stray cats. A swing is rusted, the chains holding strong despite the rust, and the wooden slats faded from red to natural wood. A jungle gym and monkey bars, teeter totters, and a very squeaky merry go round complete the playground equipment. Surrounding everything, amid everything, there are vines and greenery, overgrown grass, it looks as if the local forest has taken over and engulfed the area in greenery.

A small pond where fishing is possible is tucked away amid some trees, a bridge spanning across it, though the rails and some of the foot boards are missing in some places. This too is overgrown with flora, vines, plants, greenery abounds. It's a derelict park, but somehow, kids still find it useful now and then, but mostly the older ones, while parents choose to take their younger kids across town to the new park.

The bad news is its winter and the ice cream parlor is closed for the season. The good news is that ice cream can be purchased at any grocery store. Additional bad news, Rain has never been in a grocery store before, so she was kind of distracted by it. I mean she knew that's where food was and understood the whole food shopping thing, but has only seen them on TV, in movies and when passing by one. Stepping foot in one is a different story. More good news, she bought more than ice cream, there are cookies too, whatever kind that Besa wanted or thought he would like. Oh and a couple of plastic spoons.

They couldn't very well eat the stuffs at the store so they was some walking and now they are passing the park "Look swings…" Rain gestures "Want to sit there and eat our ice cream?" thankfully it isn't as cold as it was a few weeks ago, in almost hit 50!

Also lucky for Rain, Besa's not going to sit in a cold park. He pulls out a earth rune and cracks it as they settle on the swings. He's been quiet, but agreed to go wherever Rain wanted, so here he is. "Can I hold something for you?" He's not ate food like this in a park before. Do they share the pint? Cookies first? How does this work?

Rain has been carrying the bag their snacks are in "Sure." she tells him as she takes a seat on the swing next to him "You can have first crack at it." she takes out the pint and spoon handing them over.

It's early evening on Singles Awareness Day, Besa and Rain has escaped the clutches of the school as well as the lovey-dovey places that are spewing love and romance, cause gross. They have found themselves at the park, probably by accident…the ice cream though is totally on purpose.

Besa's cracked a earth run, the the area around the swings they're on is warm. He takes the ice cream and opens the lid, whatever flavor Rain wanted they got. A spoonful goes into his mouth before he sighs, looking around the park. "This is nice, they should clean it up." Whoever they would be,

It's cold and snowy this winter evening. It's not stopped Grayson from his evening jog. He makes his way through the park along the path. As he breathes, little puffs of smoke burst out in front of his face as his warm breath reacts with the cold air. He's wearing a pair of tight school sweat pants and a hooded sweatshirt as he jogs along. He turns past a set of bushes into the playground and he spots Besa and Rain. He slows his pace and then walks the last few steps over to the two kids. Wiping his mouth on his sleeve, he asks, "Valentine's date?"

Well Rain isn't to picky when it comes it ice cream, its probably some swirly one with chunks and ripples in it. She pushes herself a bit with her foot so she swings slightly "That will never happen." she says, "Which is to bad. It could actually be used for something." Grayson's appearance goes unnoticed until he comes up and speaks to them…and asks such a question. It takes her a moment to figure out how to answer that without insulting Grayson, Besa or both, but she does get there "Not quite in the way you are thinking." she tells him with no hint of snark, just a neutral, matter of fact tone. That wasn't insulting…was it?

Besa looks up, spoon in his mouth still. He smiles softly around the utensil though and waves to Grayson. "We are having ice cream, would you like to join us?" He looks down, which is storage for as happy as he's been the past week. "We have cookies too.' Junk food. or maybe comfort food. He turns back to Rain, "It could happen. We could clean it up." The park, that is.

Grayson tilts his head, his brow furrowing just a little as he blinks at Rain. "Oh? And in what way is that?" Then he glances at Besa, "It's a little cold for ice cream, don't ya think?" He sniffs, taking another minute to catch his breath. "Why aren't you two at the pizza joint like all the other couples instead of out here in the cold?"

"Not where we are sitting." thanks to the warmth ruin they are toasty enough to eat ice cream. "Like how you are thinking right now." or how she assumes he is thinking and since we is talking about other couples and what not it only makes her assume he is thinking they are on a date/date. "I don't like pizza." she figures there is going to be no convincing him they aren't so she just goes with that, which is true… she is the worst 1/2 Italian ever…not liking pizza or any Italian food for that matter.

"I have used a warmth rune. Are you cold? I have another one." He holds up the ice cream pint and his spoon, willing to share. "We are not a couple, Grayson, that is why."

Grayson rolls his eyes, "Sure. Whatevs." He scratches his sweaty hair, "I'm fine," he offers about the rune. "Running'll keep ya just as warm as your magicky wack."

It's really not worth arguing about so Rain doesn't. Instead of being aloof like she usually is in this situation she tries something different for her, actually taking interest in someone, whether its genuine is for others to figure out "How's things been going for you, Grayson?" her tone suggests curiousity her expression is a bit more stoic.

Besa drops his arms ice cream and spoon lowering with a sigh. He takes another mouthful before offering it to Rain. "Very well." His wack will stay away from Grayson then. His nose wrinkles in frustration before he sighs again and will reach for the back that has the cookies in it. He listens to Grayson's answers (or not) as he opens up the cookies.

Grayson opens his mouth to object to whatever Rain says, but then, she doesn't say what he thinks she'd say. He's a little stumped for a second. He closes his mouth, tilts his head, and then has to start over. "How's… what do you mean? How are things?" He scoffs a little, "I'm fine." And he folds his arms over his chest. "Why?"

Taking the ice cream and spoon Rain takes a bite, not seeming to care that Besa used the spoon before her. The teen has to bite her lip to keep from smirking or looking amused at Grayson, and she thought her people skills were lacking..though she guesses it could be because the Ares doesn't care. "That's good, I know some have been having a hard time with all the recent changes. I'm glad you are fine though." the question goes ignored because she has to beleive he knows the answer to it "Oh, you graduate this year, don't you? That's got to be a releif." she maintains a polite tone with him. She reaches over to take one of the cookies and holds it out, offering it to the older boy.

Besa's surrounded himself with non social people apparently. No wonder he can't get along with anyone. Finding a cookie he offers the package open for Rain to get one if she wants. "Graduating must be nice." Not that Besa has anywhere to go or any real plans after school. He bites into the cookie. his stomach will hate him later after all this sugar. Large dark eyes focus on Grayson, studying him.

Grayson inhales slowly, and he looks off into the woods. He shrugs. "Yeah. It's a relief I guess." He swallows, and then looks back at them. "Enjoy your date. I should finish my run." And he prepares to run away.

Rain is used to broody detachment…she is related to Sky, but Grayson takes it it a whole new level. Since he doesn't take the cookie she will take a bite of it instead "That doesn't sound very convincing." she tells him, glancing sidelong at Besa since he doesn't seem to be contributing much "Or…" she straightens up a bit as she holds up a hand, cookie between her fingers "hear me out…" there is suddenly something different in the way she talks, but it is hard to pin point what that is "you can swing with us." half smile, and she circles her abdomen with the same hand she held up, she's more animated as well "its really good for the core." she leans forward a bit to look up at Grayson a bit more pointedly, that half smile still there "Want me to push you?"

Besa blinks, not expecting Rain to do that. But then he smiles softly. "Yes. come swing with us, Grayson." He'll offer the cookies again to the boy, "Or i can push you. You will be pushed."

Grayson pauses, and he looks at them both. "What the fuck? Seriously?" He scowls. "Is this some weird ass horror film???"

That isn't quite the no that Rain had expected to get. An agitated huff, combined with an eyeroll and whatevs, followed by him running off was what she expected…so the reaction she did get has her looking a bit confused at him a moment "I guess if people being nice to you and trying to include you in things is your idea of a horror movie than yes, yes it is." the girl gives a sage nod.

Besa snickers, too tired and upset about the day not too. The cookie is tossed at Grayson, "You are a weird horror ass movie." He starts pushing himself with his legs.

Grayson scowls again, snaping, "I'm just sayin' you two are…" Then he looks at Besa, and cocks his head, "I'm… I'm a weird. Horror. Ass. Movie. ? What the…" He huffs, and rolls his eyes. "You're both nuts." And he turns and jogs off.

What did Besa just say? Rain looks at him in shock…if her jaw came off it would be on the ground right now. That was so unlike him…and then she grins "Nice…" it is an effort not to laugh outright. Now that reaction, that she did expect. Raising her free hand she waves to the departing Grayson "Bye…it was nice chatting with you!" is she serious…is she even Rain at the moment, she hasn't been acting like Rain for the last minute or so.

Besa sticks his to tongue out as Grayson leaves and the huffs, reaching for another cookie. "Is that not what people say? or 'Your face'?" He lets the swing do it's thing, his feet dragging on the ground. He's almost short enough for it to be a problem. Almost. He shrugs, but seems content to eat and swing.

Rain pops the last of the cookie in her mouth and reaches over to stroke Besa's perfect hair "You did good." she hands the ice cream back to him with a smile and hops off the swing "I'll push you." she moves to get behind him and gently begins to push him on the swing, letting him focus on the ice cream and be content.

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