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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:35 pm

“No,” he shook his head. “It is only with the Eight Characters method that it is different; in any other context – or when people ask you, you can simply say your zodiac is a rabbit. The Eight Characters is a study and a method of divination; its main aim is not to determine the zodiac, as the zodiac is taken as information. The zodiac existed in a preliminary form before the Eight Characters came to exist, and people used it along with the Lunar calendar to chronicle the years.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:37 pm

Laurie nodded. "That makes sense. I don't really know much about astrological stuff. I'm a Pisces, I guess," he laughed and made a jazz hands gesture. "'Surprise.'"

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:40 pm

He smiled. “Oh? What is said about them?” As Laurie knew he was a Pisces, he likely knew more than the name.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:41 pm

"Emo as shit," he laughed. "The pathos of life, blah blah blah."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:42 pm

He grinned. “Oh? And the not emo parts?”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:43 pm

"Oh, I don't know. Intuitive and creative and shit, I guess." He shrugged. "Pisces is a water sign, water signs are about emotions and mystery."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:50 pm

“Hmm,” he placed a finger near his lips and looked up at the ceiling. “I am a Virgo,” he said, but didn’t list traits.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:51 pm

"That's an earth sign," Laurie smiled. "Virgo suits you, too."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:56 pm

He turned his body slightly while swishing his other sleeve, bringing his gaze to Laurie with a smile. “Mhm, I like water too, though.” Qingying had told Laurie how teachers at schools (especially Chinese ones) had told them to ‘be as water’. He knew he was inclined to water, but also loved Earth, and, while not a 'classical element', Wood, and… “We can’t be without any elements, though!”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:02 pm

"I imagine not," Laurie agreed.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:03 pm

“Everything would go-” He bent backwards and opened his arms at the ceiling as a ka-boom.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:04 pm

Laurie laid back, folding his hands behind his head. "You think?"

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:05 pm

“Maybe melting is more likely.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:09 pm

"Ah, melting. The most upbeat way to die."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:12 pm

Qingying sat back down on the bed beside Laurie, and let Ozzy come onto his lap to be pet. He didn’t say anything for about half of a minute, simply looking down and stroking Ozzy’s belly.
“I was thinking, there was quite a lot of miscommunication earlier,” he chuckled.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:13 pm

Laurie shrugged. "We worked it out."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:24 am

“Mmm… I meant, I misinterpreted some of your words.” Well, that was obvious, but there less obvious ones. He looked over to the side at him. “I’m sorry, too, that I didn’t consider what you said to mean ‘make a difference to your discomfort’, and thought it was that my reasons didn’t matter to you and couldn’t be good enough.” He looked down at Ozzy’s belly. “I know you…” He restarted the sentence. “I do understand your meanings or intentions sometimes without having to put them into words… but I was also taught that words are important. ‘Actions are more important than words’ isn’t completely true; words are important, as well. It’s a very sad thing to be unable to tell someone you love them before they pass away, for instance – or I’m sorry.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:46 am

Laurie nodded. "I get it. You don't have to give me the benefit of the doubt, or apologize for reacting. It's alright." He smiled.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:01 am

“You say what someone says doesn’t matter… but I do think it matters. I suppose it’s because I put weight in other people's words. People lie, but there comes a time when you believe them. Sometimes you do decide to trust someone, because that decision rests on something you consider important enough. You can ‘just decide to trust’ someone. Most of the time, of course, it’s a slow process. But…” He tilted his head, appearing slightly puzzled at something.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:04 am

"You're talking about when push comes to shove. If that trust is validated, it can form a strong bond." Laurie nodded, sitting up by grabbing his left knee and hauling himself upright.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:07 am

“Well, sometimes they may do something that causes you to trust them – even if they’re a stranger or you didn’t really know, or trust them before. But…” He looked over at Laurie. “Your… Have you noticed that what you do, while saying you don’t trust someone, is a little… Well, I’ll just say I wouldn’t do, or allow, much of what you do, if I didn’t trust someone.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:14 am

Laurie glanced up. "What do you mean?"

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:19 am

“Mmm…” He dipped his chin and looked down at Ozzy again. “Well, firstly, I wouldn’t allow them to be around me all the time.” He looked back at Laurie. “I wouldn’t allow them to touch me, I wouldn’t allow them to – well, unless it was to show them I do not dislike them – to hug me, I wouldn’t allow them to help me with stretching or anything physical because I do not trust that they would not accidentally (or on purpose) hurt me, I would not introduce them as family, or call them that, I would not make a spell that linked us, I wouldn’t introduce them to my brother as someone possibly worth trusting – as ‘family’ implies that – and I likely wouldn’t even trust ‘factual’ information they tell me because I do not trust their accuracy.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:28 am

Laurie grimaced a bit. "You met Mahra." He shrugged. "That counts for a lot." He laughed slightly. "I'm not saying I don't trust you, in general. I'm saying..." he trailed off a bit, remembering something, and then looked embarrassed. "I guess, I'm saying I... there are some things I won't ever be able to not think, at first. I know that it's stupid, and, I know it's unlikely, but there it is. I can't let myself be taken off guard. So what if I do all those things, and I genuinely believe there's no risk or no danger? What happens when I go to St. Mungo's and Mahra is fucking gone?"

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:51 am

“There isn’t much you can do about it – it’s something you need to deal with if the time comes. Worrying about it and being tense isn’t going to help it,” he said, a little softly. “And, yes, I met Mahra, but before meeting Mahra, I wouldn’t introduce someone I didn’t fully trust as ‘family’.” He shook his head. “I’m not saying what you did was wrong… I just mean… You spoke of trust as if it is something that exists, or does not exist – but you act as if it is something that can exist, bit by bit. Or, do you label someone as someone you can trust, and then see if that’s true? Or is this your version of trying to trust someone – trying to trust them, even when you are not entirely sure?”
Wait, his last question seemed really redundant after he asked it.

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