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Kate Warner ([personal profile] justdidntseeit) wrote2009-09-20 04:40 pm
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[[ milliways, upstairs ]]

[ "i think i should talk to demeter." ]
Kate eases open Boo's bedroom door, and she isn't completely surprised to see that Bill has fallen asleep with Boo curled on his chest, her head tucked under his chin. They're both snoring softly, a copy of Where the Wild Things Are rising and falling on Bill's stomach with each slow, even breath.

Smiling to herself, Kate pads across the room on silent feet and lifts the book from Bill's torso. Once it's back on the shelf, she carefully covers Bill and Boo with a spare blanket.

She doesn't want to wake either of them -- Boo played hard earlier, and Bill hasn't been sleeping well for days; the purple smudges under his eyes hurt to see.

She's closing the bedroom door behind her with a barely audible click when a soft knock sounds.

Her heart rate doubles as crosses the suite, but tension drains from her shoulders when she sees who's on the other side of the door.

"Demeter," she says quietly, stepping back and opening the door wider. "Come in."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-20 09:02 pm (UTC)(link)
The bruise on Kate's face makes Demeter frown as she pulls Kate into a tight hug as she steps inside,

"Talk to me, child."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-20 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
"You sit, I'll make us some tea."

Kate is put in the comfiest chair that Demeter can find as she moves into the kitchen and soon returns with a pot of sweet smelling tea,

"Drink this and we will find a way out."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-20 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yes, I should since you're all in knots and haven't been taking care of yourself properly. Now talk and I'll listen."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-20 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yes, he's the worst sort of man who wants everything to revolve around him and she's unsure of who she is so thinks she has to fix everything herself. But I want to know how much you and Bill are hurting."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 12:38 am (UTC)(link)
"And it seem that there's no way out? I know, child, but we'll find one. Let him play his games for power, he doesn't understand love or the things that last."

Demeter strokes Kate's hair, her voice old and tired, she has no so many men like Ramon but they never seem to realize that power never brings them what they need.
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
"We do that for love and you and Bill are strong and will find your way through this. The most you can do is untangle yourself from Ramon, but at a certain point you have to just keep living. He has no right to destroy or harm what you and Bill have."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
"He will think what he thinks, men like that always do. Give your time and words and heart to Bill."

Demeter's hand moves down to Kate's back, rubbing strong circles as she tries to explain.
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
"Perhaps he could, but think about how he has spoken to you and treated you. Do you think he will reason with you?"
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
"I know that it feels that way, its part of being alive, you want to run or fight. Say your piece to him and then I want you and Bill and Boo to come to my house in France. I won't be there for a few days, but you need time away. Or tell me where you would rather go and I'll find you a quiet place on a beach somewhere. He will not hurt any of you, you have my promise."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
"You can do as much or as little as you like. There's a town within walking distance and the sea is not far off. Or you can simply roam our gardens."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 01:22 am (UTC)(link)
"He won't. I need you to take of yourselves though, eat, sleep and love. Life is too short and precious to let someone like Ramon hurt you."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
"I will. This is what he wants, Kate, to make you fear him so that even when he's not here you're scared of him."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
"Its also just the sort of man he is. At times its best to say, no, I won't play your games. That's why I left my family, I was tired of having such men thinking they knew me and could decide for me."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
"It depends on who it was. Zeus has always tried to act like he understands me when he doesn't. The others, well some things work better than others. There's no easy answer."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 01:59 am (UTC)(link)
"Shh, I know."

Demeter pulls Kate into a tight hug.
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
"I won't go anywhere."
wheatencrown: (younger shifting woman)

[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
"You don't have to do anything to repay me. I love you all and that's enough."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 02:12 am (UTC)(link)
Demeter's smile is warmer and she pours out more tea and pulls out a warm loaf of bread,

"There isn't much to tell. I've been spending time with Kore since she'll be leaving soon."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
"Its been a long Summer, but I'm well just worried about everyone."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
"I know, we'll find a way through all of this."
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[personal profile] wheatencrown 2009-09-21 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
"We will."

Demeter holds her tightly and rubs her back, sometimes words can only do so much.