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Amortentia

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:32 pm

"Some people do."

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Qingying » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:35 pm

“It’s important to differentiate between a correction and a desire to hurt someone. Too many people mask the latter as the former.”

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:40 pm

"Everyone wants to hurt someone," Laurie said simply.

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Qingying » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:41 pm

He chuckled lightly. “Not if the person they want to hurt doesn’t actually exist.”

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:42 pm

"What do you mean?"

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Qingying » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:43 pm

He lifted his palms briefly. “I don’t have anyone I want to hurt at the moment,” he explained.

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:51 pm

"You did, though?"

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Qingying » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:55 pm

“At some points. Other times it was more a desire to have them be captured or stopped. Hurting them wouldn’t have changed much and would only have been for my own selfishness. Changing is more important.”

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:56 pm

"So. I guess some people just wanted me to change."

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Qingying » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:57 pm

He shook his head. “Change, as in, ‘they won’t be able to hurt other people again’.”

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:47 pm

Laurie shrugged. "Things aren't always that simple."

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Qingying » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:33 am

“Sometimes stopping them was that change – by change, I didn’t necessarily mean ‘change them’. Sometimes people can change, but other times they should just be stopped. The change I wanted was for them to be stopped.” He shook his head. “But of course nothing is ‘simple’ – it always depends on circumstance. However, I can never agree that hurting a child to discipline them is correct.” He said the last bit firmly, as if there were other things he was willing to be more agreeable about, but this was unlikely to be one of them.
Qingying’s fingers found a curl that was longer than others, and with a smile that was both adoring and amused, gently pulled to straighten it and see how long it was, and bent it over Laurie’s ear to show him.

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:00 pm

"I seriously need a haircut," Laurie snorted.

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Qingying » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:23 pm

Qingying hummed. "I think it's fine," he said with a tone that seemed to say he didn't mind as long as Laurie liked it. "Though I can cut it for you if you want."

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:26 pm

"Nah. I'll figure it out," he said, smoothing his hands over his head self-consciously. "Thanks."

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Qingying » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:17 pm

"Okay," Qingying answered easily, but didn't remove his hand. :3 His fingers continued to play with the hair at the back of Laurie's little woolley hat.
"I think affection should be a two-person thing; I don't want to touch or hug someone unless they like it. But also it's pointless if they simply permit it. I think the same of a lot of things - it's not fun to bake if someone doesn't actually like it, but I wouldn't want to make anything if the other person is just humouring me, because I bake to make them happy, and they're not. If they don't like something, it's fine, and there're always plenty of other things to do." He paused.
"So, it's okay to tell me if you don't like something, and if you like something. Don't just 'accept' it - in an effort to make me happy or to please me, because it won't. I want you to be happy as well - actually happy; and if you're not, you don't have to pretend to be. Can you promise me this?“ He gazed at Laurie, asking with his clear eyes, and then he smiled. "I like to give affection if the other person likes it - so you can always ask for it."

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:36 pm

"Uh, yeah, sure. I guess so. What about you? I'm not interested in that, either. If you're not interested in something, or you're not happy doing something, then don't do it."

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Qingying » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:43 pm

"Mhm, sure." He closed his eyes, still smiling, and nodded.

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:00 pm

Laurie slowly curled up again, and closed his eyes. Before long his breathing had begun to even out.

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Qingying » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:35 pm

Qingying closed his eyes and stroked his back. The body responded automatically, breath slowing to match the strokes, as pulse that calms while listening to ocean waves. After a couple of minutes, Qingying began to sing, and his voice was like the wind, or perhaps its embodiment, quiet and floating, warm softness curling as spiralling scarves around the child.

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:21 am

UH YEAH Laurie went out like a light, half-wrapping himself up in Qingying's robes.

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Qingying » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:17 pm

They stayed there, warm, Qingying holding him, and by the time Laurie woke up, having not been roused at all, he was tucked in bed in the Treehouse, Qingying seated close to him. Shuang rested just below Laurie’s chin.

The sky visible through the windows were dimming. Qingying had his body turned slightly sideways while seated on the bed so he could easily check on Laurie, and was fiddling with – working on - something Laurie couldn’t see. He looked down at the child and smiled. “Hey.”

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:48 pm

He blinked blearily up at Qingying. "Mmhh. Wha. Hiey. Fffh."

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Qingying » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:05 pm

Qingying stroked his hair adoringly with his left hand. Whatever he was working on must have gone somewhere because his hands were now empty.
Shuang moved himself up to be tucked under Laurie’s chin.

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Re: Amortentia

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:59 am

He scritched at Shuang absently. "I should probably get back to the castle," he stretched and yawned, then smiled sheepishly.

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