2009-12-08: Doom And Gloom

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Date: December 8, 2009

Summary:

Dex confuses Tiago, which admittedly is not very difficult to do..


"Doom And Gloom"

Downtown, NYC - Greenwich Village

The sun is slowly sinking below the buildings in New York City, cars can be heard driving around. People are out and about, some doing some Christmas shopping. In other words, the city is far from on it's way to sleep.

Among the people walking the street happens to be Dextris, though some people may not recognize her. Her once long hair is now cut short into a tom boyish look but it works for her. Dressed in a pair of black jeans a dark red top and a dark brown leather jacket. Dextris doesn't really look like herself, makeover anyone?

Her hands are shoved in her pocket as she walks, with no real destination in mind.. she's just.. wandering..

—-

The sun is just setting on New York City, but it has set in his heart days ago, in proper emo fashion. Tiago has been ambling around they city that never sleeps with the a distinct lack of purpose and attention all day. A vacant expression present on his face beneath the dark blue skull cap he's wearing. Bundled up loosely in his army jacket, retrieved from the salvation army, the man continues his zombie-like trek through the streets. An indeed, he is so lost within his thoughts that he begins to pass right by Dex, and not one flicker of recognition lights his eyes.

—-

Dex's wandering and Tiago's zombie state of mind lead to the two of them bumping into each other. Dex's eyes instantly narrow and she growls lightly. "Watch the fuck you are walking." She says without looking at Tiago, her eyebrows raise as she tries to calm herself, it was only a bump! No need to get worked up.. right? The telekinetic keeps telling herself that, hands still shoved in pockets though she doesn't need her hands to throw Tiago into incoming traffic.

—-

Tiago barely feels the brush off, possessing much more mass than the willowy telekinetic. But he /can/ hear her, and after blinking once, twice in order to wake himself out of his reverie he swings his attention over to the vaguely familiar woman. Frowning thoughtfully (as opposed to sullenly like he was before), he works his brows into a straight furrow, trying to place that familiar face with a name. "…Uh. Sorry man, I'm jus'…I'm not all here. S'my bad." He offers apologetically, having come to a stop in favor of gaping at the woman before him.

—-

"Oh it's Loverboy." Dex says softly and chuckles as she folds her arms. Her head tilts as she looks Tiago up and down, eyebrows arched.

"You look a little sad.. why isn't my student cheering you up?" Because on Lena's assignment list, MAKE TIAGO HAPPY is like the number one assignment. Yes yes. She palms her newly cut hair before beginning to walk away, funny how she always thinks people will follow her.

—-

Loverboy. The term sparks a fire of recognition in Tiago, and slowly, as he combs through his memories, the lad's eyebrows rise up. And then, when she mentions the student, it all falls into place. "Oh…righ'." He doesn't sound enthusiastic, knowing that his tie to the woman happens to be his girlfriend. Yet another reminder. Sobering considerably, the Brazilian returns to clenching his jaw uncomfortably and slouching in that typical sulky teenaged manner. "I knew I remembered ya from somewheres. Y'teach Lena how ta do shit with her power, righ'? You…y'taught her how ta do that thing - that torture thing last time." And, inadvertently, caused the funk that Tiago is dug into. When Dex begins to walk away, Tiago glances forward, entertaining the thought of walking in the opposite direction and just leaving the interaction at that, but then, suddenly, something strikes him.

"Hey! Hey…" He jogs forward to walk along beside her, his expression deadly serious. "D'you think y'can teach her ta turn her power off? D'you think she can?"

—-

"Tired of being addicted to your girlfriend?" she asks with a ruffle of her hair, she gives Tiago a sidelong glance and shakes her head. "If it's in her capabilities to turn her ability off, then yes I'm assuming I can.. something happen?" she ask with a hint of concern has something happened to her prized and only student.

Dex keeps the pace a steady one, not walking but then not jogging. "I rarely see you too without one another." She comments.

—-

"She's tired of me bein' addicted ta her." Tiago declares, brows furrowed and bitterness reflected in his tone. He is stiff, uncomfortable as he strides forward, using long limbs to keep even with the certifiable crazy lady. "She don' wanna touch me no more. Says its 'cause its for my own good, I say it's bullshit." There isn't any further explanation given, for what can Tiago really say? His issues with Lena aren't exactly something he wants to make public. "An' I only seen ya once b'fore. You've seen her more'n that, so that aint true."

—-

"If she won't touch you.. I sure will." The woman with short hair leans in and winks at Tiago, he would feel a gentle push at his back, almost making him fall into her before she steps back. "Ok ok, Mr. Techincal. I've only seen ya once. Sheesh, you bloody men." She says and shakes her head, Dex continues to look at Tiago. "So you aren't getting any from Lena and you're frustrated. I'll help you out, I'll help her learn how to turn it off. If it's even possible. That is."

—-

"It's fuckin' ridiculous, 'cause thi-…wait, what?" Tiago has gone soft. Before, he could smell a come on from a mile away and would be prepares with his own witticism, specifically designed to leave women giggling at the sight of his smug smile, and now? He's taken aback by the leer and the words, prompted to arch his brows in some surprise. And then there's the invisible force literally pushing him forward, into Dex. Normally, he would react to the shove a lot more gracefully than he does - but alas. The shove coming out of no where, the placement of his feet - it all conspires against him to trip him up, sending him barreling Dex-wards.

—-

"Watc' cha-." Before she can finish her sentence Dex is sent onto her back and she's looking up at Tiago, "Ya know.. if you wanted to get me on my back.. ask. Don't be so rude about it." She says and shakes her head as she chuckles softly to herself and winking up at Tiago. "What will Lena think about this little predicament, hmm?" she asks the young hottie before looking around. "Unless you plan on getting it on.. in front of all these nice people.." she trails off and laughs again, Clearly, she's enjoying this.

—-

Well. Isn't this a fairly damning situation to be in. Not only is he written off as unnecessarily clumsy, and has now scraped the skin of his palms, but the lad just happens to be virtually on top of a mentally unstable Evolved. A very attractive one, but a bonafide crazy chick nonetheless. Lord knows he has enough problems with the female persuasion even without the element of 'whackjob' thrown in. "Ack. M'sorry, he murmurs gruffly, moving to literally roll of of Dex before he even attempts to push himself off of the concrete. All her teases, all her words are taken in good spirit, for it takes more than that to make this particular specimen of depravity blush, though when she mentions getting it on with an audience, he can't help but pause, giving the people around him a curious look, before returning a slow deliberate gaze to the woman. Hey. He can't help what flashes through his mind when other people plant the image!

"Chyeah…maybe later, when it ain't so damn cold," he agrees in a deadpan, quirking the side of his lips just slightly before pushing himself onto his knees, then his feet. Once all this is done, he bends over towards her, offering a firm hand to pull her up. "What /would/ Lena think 'bout this, I wonder."

—-

"Maybe that it's hot, so she'll want to join in." Dex says as she is pulled up by Tiago and slides in close. Whispering in his ear. "Oh come on.. you can't brave the cold for me?" she waggles her eyebrows as she pats Tiago's head and then continues to walk away. Her hair, or what she has left is shaken out, she turns around and beckons. "Well, where are we going?" she asks with a tilt of her head.

—-

Despite himself, and his doom and gloom, and everything else, Dex manages to plaster a broad, dopey grin on Tiago's features. Highly amused by the thought, he looks up from the woman, arching his brows to God, as if asking if this could be made possible. "Fuck…it'd be one helluva Christmas gift…" he mumbles appreciatively, trailing off in a faint grunt as he hauls the woman off the floor. And then here she is, practically pressed against him and whispering into his ear. It takes him a good moment to react, but once he does, it's definitive. He steps back from the woman, frowning as he drops her hand and lifting his own hand to fix the newly ruffled 'do.

"Where're we goin'? Wha' d'you mean, where're we goin'?" And then, a thought strikes him. "…Uhh…you do know that we, like, /can't/ have sex, right?"

—-

"Did I say anything about sex?" Besides just a minute ago. With a moment pause, she then shrugs her shoulders. "I thought, we were hanging out. But oh well." She says and ruffles her own 'do before she begins to walk away. "See ya around Lover Boy.. when your mind isn't in the gutter."

The crazy woman laughs as she begins to back away, she isn't moving to fast.. if Tiago wanted to catch up..

—-

For a second, Tiago is confused. He is unsure of how to proceed, and doubting himself, wondering if he had misconstrued something or if, entirely possible, his mind /is/ just in the gutter. In the end, his results in inconclusive findings, before jumping off into damage control. "Whoa - wait, hold on jus' a sec, man. I'm…err…sorry? I guess I jus' got it on the brain 'cause of…well, yeah." He attempts to explain and apologize, jogging off after the short-haired woman with a tight frown.

"We can hang out a bit, I guess. I aint got nothin' else ta do for taday an'…an' I don' wanna walk 'round all depressed an' shit no more. It aint fun."

—-

"First off.. I would have sex with you, don't get me wrong." Dex waves her finger as she continues to walk. "But I have respect for Lena." She nods, Dex can be honorable at times. The woman looks at Tiago over her shoulder and she laughs. "And stop calling me man, I do not have a penis like you." She nods her head at Tiago and puts her hands back in her pockets. "How long have you and Lena been together now?" she asks out of curiosity it would seem.

—-

Tiago lifts his hand to scratch the back of his head gingerly, arching his brows as he is met with Dex's lecture. His expression turns particularly sheepish, and he ends up casting his head down, lifting then dropping his shoulders in a shrug. "An' tha's good. I mean, I dun even know what I'd do if you were like…/really/ hittin' on me or somethin'. Shit aint right between us now, yeah, I know, but…" There is his faint smile, the one that vocalizes 'Still…' for him.

"Sorry 'bout that. S'a bad habit, yeah? I don' mean you're a man, 'cause you…well, you def'nately aint. It like, means…'dude' or person or somethin'." This is highlighted by the way he eyes her, up then down. "Wha' do I call ya then, eh? An'…oh." Beat. "Y'mean, tagether tagether? Like…I dunno. A month, maybe?"

—-

"I was really flirting with you, just with boundaries." She explains to him and then she waves her hand. "Call me Dex." She says simply and then nods her head at the information. "Ok, so a month." Are you gonna let her just push you aside like that? If you care about her, you won't let her push you away.. you two need each other."

A slight tug of the corner of her lips and a wink is thrown Tiago's way. "That accent, so spicy.. latin.. where hmm?"

—-

Tiago stops walking, frozen in his place as he tries to compute the information given to him. Needless to say - it's a good thing he's attractive, before he's not exactly putting the most intelligent foot forward in this conversation. His brows furrow down, and he ends up licking his lips gingerly. "So…you're flirtin' with me but not really?" Beat. "What the fuck? Yeah…okay, Dex, then. An' I know, okay! I had ta keep pushin' an' pushin' her ta be with me like that in the firs' place too, 'cause she was all scared. An' I /know/ I'm fuckin' right, I know I'm doin' the right fuckin' thing when I do…but she says I'm selfish if I do, an' jus' tryin' ta get what I want. But that aint true at all…I mean, well, it /is/, but it's what she wants too, so it's okay, yeah?"

With this gripe addressed, he looks to Dex in a searching manner, clearly indicating that he need some sort of advice. "I ain't jus' bein' a jerk…righ'? And…err…" It's quite a switch, talking about the girl to his accent. Subconsciously, the man straightens himself up, adopting a better posture in order to look more intimidating. "Brazil. I'm one hundred percent - fuckin' pureblood an' all."

—-

"A pure fuckin blood Canadian and Brazilian." Dex says and she gets close again, her face inches from Tiago's. "So you like Lena, maybe.. you should give her the space she's asking for now. She's going through a lot.. gaining control over her ability and trying to balance her life and then love with that, it's a hard thing. I commend her on that." Dex's finger trails down Tiago's chest before she moves away again, she toes the line. It's only in her nature to do so.

"Now.. what should we do? Go roof climbing? Can you keep up?" a dark smile crosses her lips and she snickers as she begins to walk faster.

—-

It's subtle, the way Tiago dips his head back just a tad bit, trying to promote a healthy distance between him and the woman in a way that cannot be construed as rude…after all, he's been attacked by her crazy before. "But I don'…" He begins to protest, frowning deeply, although as that finger trails down his chest in a tantalizing manner, the man shuts himself up. A gulp later has Tiago thinking, perhaps she's right? Is it right that he had to fight, not once, but twice for their relationship already? Is it right that he had to twist her arm to even get her to consider it? Should it really be this hard, and should he always be the one sacrificing, begging for the sake of it? Perhaps it's time to get a reality check.

Lost in doubt, Tiago is perfectly still and staring with empty eyes into the horizon. His jaw clenches, and inside the pockets of his jacket, so do his hands into fists. It takes a moment for him to realize that not only is Dex moving, but she's moving quickly - and to compensate, the lad jogs forward to meet up with her. "Wha? Damn girl - don' ya know? Climbin' is 'bout all I do. It's how I got inta the country in the firs' place," with the obligatory over the fence joke out of the way, he attempts to shove his problems aside with a wry, boyish grin. "Where're we goin'?"

—-

"Oh Lover Boy.. you just don't know do you?" she says with a grin and then she's running into a alley and sliding up one of the fire escapes on the wall of the alley. With a snicker and a look over her shoulder, "Come on, chicken butt." She says and then she's moving faster up the fire escape, Tiago better move fast! Dex laughs the whole time as she moves.

—-

"I jus' don' know what?" Tiago inquires, proving that he just /doesn't/ know, in fact. He jogs up behind her, making his way into the alley behind her and picking up his speed once she proves that she's serious about leaving him behind if he can. And, surprisingly? The threat of being left behind, it brings a grin onto his face. It's the adrenaline, the activity, the exercise that he hasn't really gotten to express ever since being locked out of his apartment. There is a graceful leap onto the fire escape, and he begins scaling it, fearlessly, behind her, as if used to doing such things.

Because he /was/ used to it. Pre Team Awesome, he was quite a competent thief. "Yo! Be cool, man, I gotta great ass an' you /know/ it!" He calls out with a snicker, trailing up behind the woman swiftly, comfortably.

—-

"Yes! A very nice ass!" she says and then as she reaches the top she sprawls out on the top of the roof. Where Tiago will find her relaxing. "What took you so long?" she asks with a lazy grin and then she's putting her hands behind her head, watching the sky. Whistling softly, she comes out of her jacket so that it can be used as a pillow for her head.

—-

Tiago blinks his eyes, arching it as he crawls onto the roof of the building and catches sight of her sprawled and relaxing. "Well, thank ya. I don' get nearly 'nough compliments on it." It's partially a jest. "All my friends an' shit like ta make fun of me for some reason. It's cool though, 'cause I get'm back. And geez - relax, yeah? Sometimes takin' it nice 'nd slow is the ticket ta a good time…if you know what I mean." And with that said, he moves forward to sit down beside Dex, placing a hand on his knees. "So…what're you doin' here?"

—-

"Relaxing, clearing my head.." she says with a smile and a wink at Tiago, she waves her hand about, "I like to relax.. not always be on the move." She then grins lightly up at Tiago before saying, "I like to take things nice and slow sometimes, savor the moment."

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