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28 December 2010 @ 11:14 am
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The sun is just starting to set in the horizon making for a peaceful, serene moment in a world that he's still a little unsure of. A slight breeze is coming in, just enough to be comfortable and not overpowering. It's really the perfect setting for meditation time. He's sitting crossed-legged on the roof of the apartment building where he's taken up residence. His eyes are closed, all of his senses alert and yet also settled into a calm that only Oz can portray on nearly every minute of every day. His hands rest lightly on his knees and to the casual observer, this is probably the most boring scene possible for anyone to walk in on. To Oz, it's necessary. It's necessary to contain the beast inside of him. And it's necessary for his own mental well-being.
 
 
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Anne Marie "Rogue": Isolatedtake_yourbreath on December 28th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
Despite the fact that Rogue's solitude is self imposed, she gets claustrophobic sometimes. She knows she could go out. She's good at covering up and keeping her distance from people but there's always a fear that keeps her on edge. What if she touches someone? What if they can't get away? What if she sends someone else into a coma? Or worse?

This fear is the reason she's retreating to the roof tonight. It's safe there and as far from claustrophobic as she can get. She's just stepping up on the roof when she notices someone else there--Oz, the guy from the coffee shop and he's meditating. She pauses, takes a couple of steps closer, just watching for a moment before she starts to turn and go back down to her apartment. Just because she's going crazy doesn't mean she gets to disturb someone else's sanity.
Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne: pic#102320084taciturnbeast on December 28th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
Oz hears her coming before she even steps onto the roof. He smells her too, something he wouldn't readily share with her since that one tends to weird people out. Instead, he just braces for an interruption, a welcome one as he hasn't seen the girl from the coffee shop in several days. He isn't one to be overtly social usually. He doesn't go seeking people out unless he has a reason to. But he has wondered about her.

Her footsteps come closer and then begin to revert back into the building. "Wouldn't wanna miss it, would you?" He asks, only moving his lips while the rest of him remains perfectly still in the meditative position.
Anne Marie "Rogue": lip bitetake_yourbreath on December 28th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
Rogue stops, a smile quirking her lips as she takes a step back and looks over her shoulder.

"Wouldn't want to miss what? Sorta tryin' not to disturb your sanity."
Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne: pic#102320145taciturnbeast on December 28th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
That small smile is audible in her voice and it makes Oz smile too... on the inside at least. He finally opens his eyes, looking out at the sky that's beginning to turn orange and purple with the sun in its ascent. "The sunset. My sanity can withstand a sunset, I think."
Anne Marie "Rogue": Excellent Smiletake_yourbreath on December 28th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Rogue shrugs a little then hesitates. She's not wearing her gloves but they are tucked in the pocket of her jeans. It's something she's never without. She slips over beside him and sits down, legs crossed. She's about a foot away from him, within touching distance but it would have to be a conscious effort to touch. She doesn't think they're at that stage of their friendship yet.

"Well then far be it from me to miss a sunset."

She watches him out of the corner of her eye, trying to mirror his posture.
Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne: pic#102320109taciturnbeast on December 28th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
He watches her sit next to him and mirror him. Again, that makes him inwardly smile even though nothing like that reaches the surface. Once she's settled, he turns to look back into the horizon where the sun is slowly going down. He doesn't have to look directly up to know that the moon is above them as well, just barely visible in the sky right now. He can feel it in every inch of him.

"Not gonna lie, you made the right choice."
Anne Marie "Rogue": contemplativetake_yourbreath on December 28th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
"As long as your sanity is in tact, I gotta agree with you," Rogue answers. She turns to look at him when she speaks and then just keeps looking at him. He's entirely absorbed in what he's doing, or so it appears. She envies the calm that he carries with him, the way he can focus and lose himself in this; just looking at the sunset.
Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne: pic#102320084taciturnbeast on December 29th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
He's silent for several moments before speaking again. "Sunrises. Sunsets. They're both changes, a shift, an ebb and flow. Can you feel it?"
Anne Marie "Rogue": lip bitetake_yourbreath on December 29th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
She nods, tip of her tongue between her teeth. "Sorta. Always seems like you get a new start with the sunrises. Like whatever you did yesterday s'all gone now and you get to be brand new."

She pulls her bottom lip between her teeth and lowers her gaze from watching him. "Course it's not true. Just how it seems."
Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne: pic#102320174taciturnbeast on December 29th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
"The same could be said from day to night from a different perspective." He adds. "I'm all for the two brand new starts theory. Might as well do both of them if you're gonna do it at all."
Anne Marie "Rogue": Seriously?take_yourbreath on December 29th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
"Don't it seem like running away to you?" Rogue asks, tilting her head and watching Oz carefully. "Like you're jus' shovin' what you did yesterday off so you can get away from it?"
Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne: pic#102320119taciturnbeast on December 29th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
"Not running away. Taking charge, taking something old and making it new again, or at least trying to make it better." He answers, closing his eyes for a moment as the sky turns a darker shade of blue.
Anne Marie "Rogue": A world without touchtake_yourbreath on December 29th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC)
Rogue keeps her eyes on him. She knows it's rude to stare, to watch someone so intently but it doesn't seem to bother Oz so she doesn't think to look away. "Sorta building on whatever you done that day and tryin' to make it better the next day."

Her brow furrows as she thinks about that. She's better at running away honestly. "What if it's so bad that you can't jus...make it better?"
Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne: pic#102320145taciturnbeast on December 29th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
There's very little that bothers Oz, honestly. And people who are looking usually have a reason to look. Sometimes it's his hair, which happens to be black with blue tips right now. Sometimes it's the chipped black nail polish on his nails. Sometimes it's the piercings in his ears. Sometimes it's the trinkets he wears; a multitude of bracelets, rings and necklaces. It's rarely the tattoos though unless he's indoors without his coat on.

"Then you go slower. A tiny step at a time until it is better." A pause. "Some people are opposed to the baby step theory. I'm not one of those people. I mean if you're gonna be opposed to something you should pick something good... like those Bratz Dolls that look like porn stars."
Anne Marie "Rogue": contenttake_yourbreath on December 29th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
Rogue isn't staring because of the hair or the nail polish, piercings or trinkets. She's seen much weirder looking mutants. She's even friends with some of them. She's staring because he seems so at peace with himself, this situation, his life. He seems to know who he is and he's okay with that. Oz appears to have everything under control. Those are all things that Rogue wouldn't know where to even begin in her own life.

"Momma never would let me have any of those. I barely got Barbie dolls."

Baby steps. That's something she can do. Maybe. She turns her attention back to the (now) night sky, eyes sliding close as she tries to do the baby step thing.

She's still got her gloves off and despite the chill in the air, she's wearing short sleeves. Her cloak is blown back over her shoulders and the hood is down. The air on her skin is cool and it's something she relishes since it's something that she doesn't often get to feel.
Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne: pic#102320084taciturnbeast on December 30th, 2010 11:47 pm (UTC)
"Legos were way better anyway. Straight lines, no curves." Then he arches a brow. "Not that there's anything wrong with curves." He draws a deep breath, slowly exhaling as the sun has finally dipped into the horizon. It was an end and yet a beginning too, a conflict, an eternal internal conflict. The wolf was waking up and wanting out and he was keeping it trapped inside.
Anne Marie "Rogue": Happy Girltake_yourbreath on December 31st, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
"I played with cars," Rogue answers with a grin. She's still watching the sky. "And dolls. Guess I was a girly girl who wanted to go somewhere."
Daniel 'Oz' Osbournetaciturnbeast on January 4th, 2011 04:03 pm (UTC)
"So the question is is have you gone somewhere?" Oz asks, just as casually as if he were commenting on the color of paint on the buildings or the weather outside.
Anne Marie "Rogue": lip bitetake_yourbreath on January 4th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
"A coupla places. I hitchhiked up to Canada a couple of years ago then ended up in New York. Sorta just...stayed there 'til I got pulled here."

She glances over at Oz, gaze resting on him. "Bet that sounds like nowhere to you. I mean...you seem like you've been lotsa places."
Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne: pic#102320149taciturnbeast on January 5th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
He nodded, finally looking over to her with the sun down. He had indeed traveled the world searching for ways to control the wolf. "It's not really about the places you go, it's about what you accomplish while you're there."
Anne Marie "Rogue": Isolatedtake_yourbreath on January 5th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
Rogue considers this, head tilting to the side. She takes a deep, measured breath. "I don't know. I mean...I sorta feel like I accomplished some things but then I kinda went two steps backwards in others."
Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne: pic#102320145taciturnbeast on January 5th, 2011 05:04 am (UTC)
"Movement's good. Stagnation... only good in select moments. And even then it's only really a pause." He answers.
Anne Marie "Rogue": arms crossedtake_yourbreath on January 5th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
"Before you move forward again? Guess that's comfortin' but sometimes forward is...it's hard to know which way to go," Rogue responds. "I ended up at this boardin' school in New York. It was--they helped out a lot. With my runnin' away from home and stuff."
Daniel 'Oz' Osbourne: pic#102320059taciturnbeast on January 8th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
He looked sideways at her, glad to finally have learned something about her past. "I don't think you ever really know which way you should've gone until you get there. That's the secret. You just go. My theory is if you follow your heart, you might run into some heartbreak along the way but you eventually get to where you need to be."
Anne Marie "Rogue": contemplativetake_yourbreath on January 9th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
She's a little wary of telling people much about her past. Anything before she was sixteen is fine but everything after is much more difficult.

"That was sorta my theory when I was goin' to Canada. I wanted to go all the way up to Alaska but I met Logan there and sorta started traveling with him. That's how we both ended up at the school."
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