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Sinric the Wanderer ([personal profile] thewidewideworld) wrote in [community profile] milliways_bar2017-08-12 10:24 am
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AU week - university student Sin

A pretty blonde youth dressed as the Greek god Apollo staggers in, looking – off. He tips his quiver forward, a battered iPhone slipping out. It slips right through his sluggish fingers and he falls to his knees to try to catch it.

He takes a few deep breaths, trying to steady himself. “Can anyone please help me? I think- I think my drink was spiked.”

{Sinric’s university!AU write up is here.}
ostro_goth: (Aghast)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 08:04 am (UTC)(link)
"You want to puke it all up," says the guy with the guitar and the cats who had been sitting next to the trilobite tank.

Teja has seen more spikes drinks and slipped roofies in his life than he cares to think about. And he still gets very angry at anybody who does it.
ostro_goth: (Shocked)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 08:28 am (UTC)(link)
"Of course."

Teja is tall and strong, albeit lanky rather than bulky; he drapes Sinric's arm around his shoulder and has him in a toilet stall before the minute is out.

"Finger down the throat or nux vomica!" he asks, completely matter of fact.
ostro_goth: (Attentive)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 08:55 am (UTC)(link)
Teja hands him a glass of water. "Rinse and spit," he says. "Green tea with mint coming up once you're done."
ostro_goth: (Default)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 09:02 am (UTC)(link)
Teja helps him to his feet.

"I'll get you to a chair, and then feed you tea," he promises. "And then we can think about who did this."
ostro_goth: (Incredulous)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 09:52 am (UTC)(link)
"No, they should have known better than to spike people's drinks," Teja says. "These people are not a force of nature but rather lay claim to humanity, so I suppose you can expect them to behave like decent human beings. The onus shouldn't be on you."
ostro_goth: (Arrogant)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 10:02 am (UTC)(link)
"Why not?" Teja says. "The world is yours as much as anybody else's."
ostro_goth: (Interested)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 10:32 am (UTC)(link)
"Care to talk about what made you so angry?" Teja asks, filling up Sin's tea.
ostro_goth: (Fascinated)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 10:42 am (UTC)(link)
"But he didn't do this?"
ostro_goth: (Angered)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 10:56 am (UTC)(link)
"Lazy, entitled idiot," Teja says. "What about the dangerous acquaintance?"
ostro_goth: (Almost amused)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 12:10 pm (UTC)(link)
"And was there anything that you were keeping secret?" Teja asks.

Yes, he has noticed the binder.

"What made him dangerous?"
ostro_goth: (Default)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 12:25 pm (UTC)(link)
"So he is gone," Teja says, "either caught by the cops or on the run, and you miss him, and feel bad about that?"

No, he's not going to refer to Pyrrha as credentials for his nosiness. That would be cheap.
ostro_goth: (Attentive)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 12:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"You fell in love with an adroit and sophisticated man you could reasonably hope would understand you in all your complexity," Teja says, "and he never meant you any harm at all. It says nothing bad about you. Nobody can be expected to magically feel the truth about other people. On the contrary -- people are who they say they are. Everybody has their own sovereignty of interpretation over their identity. That is basic. You needn't blame yourself for believing some attractive and obviously sane person."
ostro_goth: (Calm)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 01:05 pm (UTC)(link)
"Teja," Teja says. It sounds like TAY-yah. "That is a name. It's complicated."

Pause.

"Drink coming up as soon as you can swear you're no longer woozy at all."
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[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 01:18 pm (UTC)(link)
"What is your instrument?" Teja asks. "But whatever it is, I can offer you a jam session; classical and metal tend to mix very well. The rest, the bar can provide."
ostro_goth: (Default)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 01:38 pm (UTC)(link)
"Guitar and bass," Teja says. "I sing when needed, but rarely get paid to."
ostro_goth: (Amused)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 02:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"I play metal, you play classical, and we see where it goes," Teja says
ostro_goth: (Content)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 02:20 pm (UTC)(link)
"Like now," Teja says, smiling as he goes and picks up his guitar from where he left it. His little cat is asleep on it, but that doesn't keep him from putting the little furball on the chair and bringing back the instrument.
ostro_goth: (Guitar)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 02:23 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'll be waiting here," Teja promises.
ostro_goth: (Default)

[personal profile] ostro_goth 2017-08-13 02:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"No need to thank me; we need to look out for each other," Teja says. "I'll see you in a bit."