Where: Jimmy Two-Shoes' house
When: A few weeks after this, this, and this
Who: Jimmy Two-Shoes and Heloise
What: Jimmy finally works up the nerve to talk to Heloise about everything that's happened, and to repair their strained friendship. Unfortunately, Jimmy will witness one of the City's "glitches" firsthand just as bridges are re-built.
Warnings: HURT/COMFORT/SADNESSSS ;;
19 days. It had been 19 days since he had talked to Heloise.
Criminey, that was the longest he had ever gone without talking to ANYONE, especially one of his best friends!! Worse than that was the fact that he had never fought like that before. Never shut the door, never pulled a cold shoulder, never distrusted a friend, never made a friend.. cry...
It was a new, horrible thing, and he didn't like any of it. For the first time he felt truly, subsantially miserable. ...Lucy would probably get a kick out of it, he realized.
The absence, the silence... it was horrible. He'd never felt anything exactly like it before, it was an aching pain that hung on his heart. He felt trapped behind the doors he had locked, and was finding difficulty in opening up again. It was hard to make new friends when the guilt of the past hung over his soul. It was so, so hard to be optimistic about anything anymore, he felt unsure about the future, unsure about his friendships, his friends, the truth...
He wanted to talk to her again, desperately. He wanted to hear the whole story, to accept it, to forgive her. He just wanted to move on, already!! But now that he'd gotten to this point.. how was he supposed to talk to her again? "Oh, hey, Heloise! Sorry I kind of got freaked out over the fact that you killed people, but it's all hunkey-dory now!"
And then the fact that she was codependant on him? ..The fact that she needed him to keep herself from hurting people? The terrifying burden of that revelation didn't go away when he stopped talking. It just made him worry even more. And oddly enough, he wasn't worried about potential victims- he was worried about her. Was she alright? Was she upset? Was she mad at him? Would she want to talk to him again?
What was he supposed to do??
He couldn't keep this up, it was awful!! That's it, Two-Shoes! It's time to be a real friend, it's time to be brave! So things might be confusing between them right now, but it wouldn't get better if he kept sitting on his butt like this!
Jimmy got up, back straight and standing tall, and strode to the front door. But as he reached out for the doorknob, he suddenly froze, reconsidering. What should he say when he got to her lab? He backstepped, wanting to plan out everything he should say. But he'd wasted so much time already, he needed to get this over with!! But...
And so he stood there at the door, unsure of if he should bring an apology gift, or call her first, or if he should brush his hair... The only thing he'd actually managed to agree with himself over was to undo the lock.
Ink City Logs
- And if you come around again,