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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:15 am

“Oh, I meant ‘true’ as in what I said to you about emotions, not rejecting, and you not being wrong.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:16 am

"What?" Laurie blinked.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:19 am

“Just in case we had some sort of misunderstanding.

I didn’t mean that what I said was 'true' was as in ‘kids can always tell a trusted adult and it will be fine’.” He dipped his head. “I know that it’s not always possible – but it was important to say.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:20 am

"Listen, if I felt like that was an option, obviously I would employ it."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:24 am

Qingying shook his head.
“I do not know what you two were told or taught before,” he said, emphasising ‘taught’ slightly, as there were both the possibilities of misguidance and also correct information, "so there may be things you already know. Do bear with me.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:26 am

"It was my job, Qin. For, like, nine years. Trust me when I say there's very little out there that surprises me."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:33 am

“Laurie,” he said gently. “It’s not just about telling you what’s out there; it’s also about how to conduct yourself, how to interact with others – including those who may not have harm in mind, or those who may be genuinely interested in either of you. My own values, the values of others. Anecdotes – and not just from people who did not love.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:33 am

That seemed to make him incredibly uncomfortable. "I'm not interested in any of that." His hands twisted over themselves.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:46 am

He smiled softly. “I won’t force you, and I’ll give you time to digest. You may not be interested, but you will encounter them as you move through life – as you get older, as the people around you grow up. As you enter puberty, as other people show interest in you. Maybe, in the future, you would have children of your own – or, if not your own children, but those to whom you may also mention similar topics.
They are not taboo. It’s perfectly normal. It’s also normal to feel uncomfortable, or embarrassed, but know that it’s okay. Truly.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:48 am

"I don't think kids is going to be a problem for me," Laurie muttered under his breath. Mahra just smiled. "Oh fuck off, forget I said anything." Mahra laughed.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:53 am

Qingying smiled.
“Even as we encounter things in the media, passing conversations, books, discussions – these topics will likely arise, and people will talk about them. I’m also likely to talk about them, as many families discuss when they see something around them.
If it makes you uncomfortable, we don’t have to have ‘big’ conversations, but small ones will still likely occur simply because we’re living in this world.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:56 am

"I don't, I don't care. I'm just a big ball of fucked up." He stared at his feet.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:58 am

He tilted his head, a little puzzled.
“I don’t think so.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:10 am

Laurie grimaced. "Sorry. That was indulgent. It's just, I don't have any frame of reference for normal. I'm afraid I'll say something and it'll just, just alienate me from people. Like a huge chasm. How the fuck am I ever supposed to, to, do anything--how am I supposed to--with this? It's impossible."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:20 am

He smiled.
“People heal… and people are strong; we are capable of adapting in various ways quite a bit faster than a number of other life forms, too.

I won't say that you would not say something that other people might be surprised at – yes, that is likely to happen, and it happens to all of us, some maybe more than others. But you are observant; you will learn. Also, ‘normal’ is relative, too, isn’t it? If you say the same thing to ten different people, they will all react in different ways, depending on their own experiences, personalities, and values. Even if you imagine a ‘normal’ person – there will always be those who move away from them, who do not get along, or think differently.

You have a lot of time; it’s okay to learn about yourself, trust yourself, and gradually trust others. Like I mentioned before – many people feel uncomfortable, and when we do, often we think ‘we never will feel comfortable’, but after time passes, many look back and think ‘ah, it was okay; I’m okay’.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:23 am

"Usually I look back and cringe," Laurie huffed. He seemed less angry than before, having had some time to process his feelings and regain his composure. "All that stuff, it just seems, condescending. Oh, tell an adult, no one can touch you, you don't have to do anything you don't want to do. It's luxurious. I guess I just, it pissed me off. It pissed me off. I don't even know why." He flexed his healed hand.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:24 am

“That’s why you should participate in more therapy sessions… because they can help you understand.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:25 am

"Yeah, I know." He'd skipped several appointments already.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:27 am

“Will you try, at least?” He smiled at him. “A little at a time. People have hurt you in the past, but you should give yourself more chances to heal. You deserve it. You are worth it. You are very special – to us, too.”

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Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:28 am

He rubbed his cheeks with his hands, and nodded. Mahra climbed into his lap and he wrapped his arms around him, leaning against Qin again. "OK."

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:33 am

Tears clouded Qingying’s vision as he gazed ahead, but when he looked at Laurie and Mahra, they were gone.
“Thank you,” he murmured with a smile.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:35 am

"I'm sorry I freaked out." Laurie clenched his jaw.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:40 am

“That’s okay,” he closed his eyes. “You tried – before it became too much. I appreciate that you tried, and talked to me at the beginning, without walking off immediately. I am glad, truly.”
He opened his eyes, and looked towards the road again.
“It seems luxurious, perhaps… but that is the way it’s supposed to be. I know it’s difficult to hear, and difficult to accept, but those are the rights you both have. To be happy, to be willing, to be healthy, to be loved, and, if you want, to love.”

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Young Lawrence Keelan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:57 am

"I don't think that's in the cards for me." It was far more grim than a child ought to have been.

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Re: Oscillations

Post by Qingying » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:10 am

He realised he hadn’t understood Laurie’s words, before.
“By ‘disproportionately’, did you mean you two being half Veela?”

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