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Discussion in 'Residential Areas' started by Romi, Jul 13, 2018 at 11:17 PM.

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    Jude had grown up an only child in a very, very large house. It had been him and his father from the beginning, and the fact that the house could easily have held another half dozen people without running out of space had never really occurred to him. It was only once he'd moved into Sentinel Square, surrounded by people, that he realized he kind of liked being around people. Just himself was quiet. Just himself was... oddly lonely. Maybe it would have been different if he'd had his dad around, but without him the idea of moving into a dorm with just himself most of the time was...

    No. Officer Genovese was comfortable having him around, even when Jude insisted that it was fine and he'd be alright going to the dorms. Apparently there'd once been almost a dozen kids living there, but almost all of them had moved out, leaving a ton of empty rooms. Reasonably, he could have moved every member of the Defiant in and had rooms to spare.

    Which was what Jude was thikning about right then. Kaiju'd already declined, and he was sure Adrastia and Blade (when she got there) would, but Charlotte? Charlotte had always been around a family, and while she might be tempted by the idea of independence, Jude thought there was a reasonable chance she'd consider moving in.

    He'd met her down by the community center, and then went with her up towards the house. It was a fair distance, but the bus had a stop that wasn't too far. A brisk walk, rather than a major marathon.

    "It's off up in the woods for security," Jude explained as they walked. "I'd say Officer Genovese is paranoid, only it's pretty much the same stuff I got used to growing up."
     
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    Janelle would be lying if she said she wasn't excited. Good thing she enjoyed lying. If only that was the only thing she felt. Her nerves were all over the place ever since she came to this universe. Whenever family was mentioned around her, it felt like a deep pit in her chest opened wider, ready to pull her in and consume her at any moment. The imagery of her being painfully sucked into herself felt all too real when those times came. And just thinking about moving in with Jude was like a betrayal to her family. Like she wasn't convinced enough that they were alive and on their way to her. She just needed to be patient.

    One could be excused for assuming Janelle was only bored when the only signs of distraught she showed were the fidgeting of her phone and way she knawed on her painted nails.

    "Having your house in the woods doesn't sound like effective security. I bet there are werewolves who hunt around here and can just sniff the place out." She gave a loose shrug. "It's good privacy though. I bet it's real creepy at night. The house no one wants to go to because the owner's a cop." And then laughter, ceasing her from her nail-biting and phone-checking for a couple of seconds.
     
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    Jude was very good at a lot of things. He could recite large chunks of wikipedia at you from memory. He had access to the knowledge of entire civilizations.

    He could not read people very well at all. Janelle in particular had always proved hard for him to read. Her experiences were, in a lot of ways, totally unknowable to him. He didn't know what it was like to have a normal school life. He didn't know what it was like to have two loving parents. He'd never felt any desire to act out and be a delinquent as she so obviously did--his teenage rebellion had been running off to be a hero, but that had been because that was his desire, not just a rebellion against his father.

    "There's security on the borders," Jude mentioned. "And there's light at the gates. It's actually kind of nice--there's a part of the roof you can walk out onto at the top if someone wants to fly off of it, but it's really nice for looking at stars. Not as much light pollution on the island as there was in Halycon city, and there's even less up here in the hills."

    The stars were the same as home. Different locations, since they were somewhere else in teh world, but still the same stars.

    "Officer Genovese is really nice. Honestly I think he might be an absolute master at rolling with the punches, because he didn't even seem that bothered by who he was once he'd figured out I wasn't an assassin breaking into his house in the middle of the night."
     
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    From the sound of it, the security at the house was comforting. All the weird types of creatures on this island always had Janelle on edge when it came to her safety. The rules were different here, and the clash of species and cultures dizzied her. How was she supposed to know if someone was fae so she wouldn't thank them?

    "I'm gonna use the roof a lot then. Do you know how awesome I'd look flying around here at night in front of the stars?" A cocky smirk formed on her face from imagining it. That sounded like something a true magical girl would do.

    "But, uh, more importantly, should I call him Officer Genovese too? It sounds too... formal. Calling him Angelo would be a weird too, but a lot of people share names, and I like calling you Jude more." It was a bit different in this case when Jude and "Officer Genovese" were the same person, but they weren't at the same time. Just like how Janelle's mother wasn't the same as the Naomi who's house she fell into.
     


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