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PostSubject: misfits living in a world of fire || faye&liv   Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:08 pm



Livia Malcolm

Not to over dramatise things, Liv’s life had gone to the dump. Her relationships were all strained - she didn’t know where she had turned wrong. There was something of her that hadn’t come out of the zombie apocalypse - Liv had changed. Maybe she wasn’t as upset anymore, but she was different. She felt different. Liv couldn’t quite put her finger on it, not like the way other people had changed. She was just different. Liv could see that the fire had died in a lot of her friend’s eyes. That life had become mundane. She never felt like that before. It scared Liv, like she was wearing glasses that made the world black and white. There was a streak of blood that Liv would never be able to wash off her hands. She would always bear that with her like a weight on her back, the mark of a loss of her innocence. A loss of her joy.

Liv couldn’t lie, she wasn’t the worst of them all. Her changes, while horrible all the same, were harder to detect. Faye was so quiet, so sad. Her brother was so angry. Liv had never seen him angry the way he was - like something had taken him over and left him unable to cooperate with anyone. He no longer wanted to be her friend, he no longer wanted to be her brother and that broke Liv’s heart inside. What use was a twin who pretended he didn’t know you? Before the ZA, Quell and Liv understood each other. They tried to ignore each other as much as possible in public, but they still could have full conversations in complete silence, using hand gestures to communicate. Liv couldn’t do that anymore, Quell didn’t understand her- or more, she didn’t understand him. She was losing every connection she ever had to her brother. He wasn’t her twin anymore, he wasn’t her brother, he wasn’t even her friend. Quell had become a complete stranger.

She didn’t realize how much she needed these people until they were gone - and Liv found herself approaching Faye in the mess hall after weeks of silence. Faye was angry with her at her response to James’ return, but who could blame the girl? She had a sharp aim and temper issues to match. And James had hurt her best friend, so it was only right that Liv payed him back, in full. ”Hi.” Liv said, sitting down next to her sister. She wouldn’t be surprised if Faye up and left, but at least Liv had to give it a shot.


"We don't decide who lives and dies. Not down here."


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PostSubject: Re: misfits living in a world of fire || faye&liv   Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:29 pm



Faye McJean
Faye used to adore silence, and the thoughts it lead her mind too. Now, silence was dangerous and avoided by the demigod as much as possible. When in the library, studying various architectural styles and battle techniques, she would have a set of headphones in her ear, just one though, in case someone wanted to speak to her. The demigod's musical style was scattered in between shameful Taylor Swift songs and countless albums of One Republic, Bastille and Imagine Dragons. She appreciated the fact that music, when mixed with reading and note taking, used all of her brain. She could speed read, thanks to her dear mother, and keeping a beat along with that meant she could avoid any painful memories that had the potential to ignite a storm of emotions.

Today would be spent in a fashion similar to most of her days, by sitting in an assortment of blueprints and dated books. Her phone (yes, phone, don't tell Chiron) was currently on her Pandora station playing 'Feel Again'. Her fingers were tapping to the beat as she chewed on her pen, staring expectantly at the paper in front of her. "Arches... no, wait, that angle," Faye muttered, before a familiar voice rushed her out of her intellectual daze. She circled the measurements before tilting her head up, looking into the face of Livia Malcom. The demigod resisted the urge to sigh at her half sister, but instead sat upright and tossed her pen on the ground. Liv and her hadn't been on the same page in a long time, since the ZA, and Faye wasn't sure if she was ready to get on the same page as her. She had become explosive and unpredictable, things that Faye wasn't comfortable with. The demigod liked facts and permanent structures over that of the unseen and unexplainable.

None the less, Faye missed the company of her best friend. "Hi," she said with a small, almost friendly smile. "Did you know that if Rome and Greece hadn't existed, Justinian wouldn't have been able to construct the Byzantine empire?" the teenager asked, her gaze drifting to the blue print of the Hagia Sophia. She pointed to the arches of the structure, amazement glowing in her eyes, "See these? All Roman, which means we thought of it first." If she couldn't emotionally relate to Liv, maybe throwing facts at her would engage them in a conversation.
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PostSubject: Re: misfits living in a world of fire || faye&liv   Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:15 pm



Livia Malcolm

Livia watched her sister, headbuds in her ears, muttering to herself as she searched through books that Liv neither cared about or wanted to know anything about. Faye had concerned herself with learning everything but Liv was not that ambitious, or at least decided her time would be better spent somewhere else. In fact, she was ambitious, and quite so, but schoolwork had never been her strong suit, her ADHD getting in the way of Liv’s ability to sit down and read.

Faye dropped her pen abruptly(it was more of a toss really) and Liv made a face that said ‘what the heck’ before bending down to pick it up. Faye seemed to be wary of Liv, especially now. Livia wondered if it was because of their last interaction, or something else. Faye seemed distracted and in that moment, Liv realized how much the two girls had grown apart. She couldn’t relate to Faye anymore. Liv looked down, saddened, before mentally telling herself to get a grip and staring at Faye.

A smile, Liv was not expecting. A friendly smile, Liv was expecting least of all. But she returned it, although it looked slightly more forced than Faye’s did. ”It was built more closely off of the Greeks too... “ Liv nodded, pointing to a column. ” Corinthian columns... And Byzantine was once a Greek city.” Liv may not have been the best scholar, but she had great memory, and the Athena kids had been forced to take a class on this several years back. In the back of her head, she knew Faye was just distracting herself - distracting the both of them, but Liv ignored that, instead feeling relief that Faye was even willing to talk at all.


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PostSubject: Re: misfits living in a world of fire || faye&liv   Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:01 pm



Faye McJean
Faye hadn't meant to seem so rude when her sister approached her, but she wasn't exactly overjoyed to see her. Tensions between them had been unspeakably high lately, and quite frankly, the demigod was afraid of pushing them farther apart. In her previous years, Faye had considered herself a confident person, a capable person, but now she felt as if she was treading on hot coals, and one mistake could cause an avalanche of anger and sadness. Personally, she had enough anger and sadness to last any sane person's lifetime. She was genuinely afraid. Afraid of missing yet another link in her imperfect chain of friends and loved ones. Those links seemed easily bent and shattered recently, and Faye was determined to be the one to keep it together. That was her job.

Ignoring the fact that her friend's smile was well forced, the girl nodded with a grin. "Yeah, everyone used something from us," Faye said casually, 'us' referring to the Greeks. Despite her American lineage, she considered herself more Greek, as if she was born in the wrong time period. Casting her eyes over at her sister, she sighed. "I've been thinking that this isn't a good excuse for being antisocial," she admitted softly, looking down at the blueprints. "It keeps me busy, but - it's not the same as having a sister," Faye continued with an exhale. Brushing a strand of hair out of her face, and removing her headphones, she turned her attention back to Livia. "I miss you, and I'm sorry about - everything. I should've talked to you or something, but I guess - I mean... we changed." The words seemed to flow out of her mouth like a poisonous truth. Drastic events change everyone, including the two of them. However, there was a shred of hope left in her that despite all the harsh words they had shared, they could still be mended. "I still miss you, though," she said with a nod.
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PostSubject: Re: misfits living in a world of fire || faye&liv   Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:22 pm



Livia,



Livia could feel Faye slipping away from her. It hurt the young girl to see her sister - her partner in crime, her best friend, her only friend, slip away from her. Faye meant so much to Liv and she hated to see Faye upset, slipping through her fingertips as easily as butter. Liv would desperately cling onto any piece of their connection she could.

After all, Liv was a surviver, and so was Faye. If there was anyone who understood what Liv was going through, it was Faye. Faye knew how it was to have the weight of the world on her shoulders - she knew the difference between killing and having blood on her hands. Both girls had blood on their hands, blood of people who had once meant something to them. Although they barely talked, they were still surprisingly attune to each other's problems. Liv and Faye either had the fortune or misfortune of being roommates, and Liv was often woken by Faye's screams, although she assumed it was the same for Faye. In dreams, the girls would reveal the worst of their problems.

Liv nodded at Faye's words before opening her mouth to say, "And yet the Romans have the audacity to call us inferior." Normally, this statement would have accompanied by a grin, but it was completely somber. It was very rare that Liv actually grinned these days. It seemed strange, to have a sarcastic statement come out of Liv's mouth without a smile and it seemed almost too somber. "Studying the texts and blueprints of dead people? Not really." Liv looked down, knowing that she had been pretty much doing the same thing. At least she could acknowledge that it was a stupid excuse. As if she expected anything better of herself.

"Books can't replace my fantastic company." This statement, accompanied by the relief that Faye felt the same way without her, made Liv crack a real smile. The first one she'd smiled in a long time. Liv didn't have very many reasons to smile these days. Liv's smiled quickly dropped as she realized what Faye was saying. "Sorry what I said about you and James." Liv responded quickly, before she had the time to think it through. Apologizing hadn't hurt her pride as much as she'd thought it would, and it just felt like the right thing to do. The first time Liv had done the right thing in a long time - since the ZA it seemed. Plus Faye meant more to Liv than her silly pride games.


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PostSubject: Re: misfits living in a world of fire || faye&liv   Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:09 pm



Faye McJean
Faye had learned to accept silence, and had been living in it for quite some time. Silence allowed thoughts to flow, and to be easily heard, but the thoughts were occasionally bitter, angry, and generally unpleasant. The demigod didn't like being an unpleasant person. She remembered being light - hearted, innocent and naive when she first came to camp. That was about six years ago, and nothing had ever seemed so distant and unknown to the teenager.  She often wondered if she saw herself, her younger self, would she recognize it? Faye had healed over time, but would she still justify her actions? Those thoughts were dangerous, and the reason she had taken the time to make a playlist, as if the music would chase away those ideas.

In all honesty, the demigod hadn't been able to recognize her half sister these past few months. Her actions were random and uncalulated, which might be normal, but at the same time, it wasn't. Faye knew patterns, it was part of the reason she spent so much time staring at blueprints, and she also knew that Livia's pattern was changing. The demigod questioned change all the time, due to her adoration for stable things. (which is kind of strange if you consider her relationship with a certain son of Ares, but whatever) She knew that Liv wasn't stable, but she missed her best friend. Faye loved talking to her, especially when they got along, because they knew each other so well. Messages could be translated without words between them, she never knew why, but maybe the explanation wasn't important. The fact remained; Faye needed her best friend.

She smiled, nodding at her half sister's response. "I personally think they just got rammed with a shield one too many times," Faye responded, smiling down at the diagram. When her eyes glanced back up, she noted the emotionless expression Liv wore. She wondered if Livia would recognize herself in a mirror. The teenager remembered the hyperactive thirteen year old who was always grinning and playing harmless tricks. Livia must've buried that version of herself. "You know me, obsessed with dead people." Only because I know so many. Her tone was dry and sarcastic, but she didn't smile that time.

Seeing a long forgotten expression form on Livia's face allowed Faye to reflect the same on her's. "Yeah, basically," she muttered with a laugh. Licking her lips as her half sister spoke, she nodded slowly. The girl hadn't expected an apology, but she was grateful for it none the less. "Oh - it's fine," she responded with a shrug. "I should've told you more." Then again, maybe kissing her boyfriend in a public place wasn't one of the demigods best ideas. "I hope you and Nik stay together," Faye stated. A knowing smirk cast its way over her lips as she let out a laugh, leaning back as if she expected a punch to be thrown at her.
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PostSubject: Re: misfits living in a world of fire || faye&liv   Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:40 am







Livia Malcolm

Liv studied Faye for a few minutes, noticing the dark bags running above her cheeks, and how her jaw seemed more set now, not as soft as it had all those years ago when Liv and Faye had first met. It felt like a different lifetime. Even surrounded by all the monsters, Liv had been safe, secure and sound. Now that feeling of safety had dissipated as quickly as the zombies had come. There was something else about Faye that had changed. It wasn't something that someone who only knew Faye vaguely would be able to put their finger on, but Livia knew Faye better than that. And she was good at reading people. It wasn't just the girl's mannerisms that had changed. There was a look in her eyes, looking both harder and softer than she ever had been as a child. Faye had seen the harshness of the world and had survived.

At least Liv hoped she knew Faye that well. They had both changed so much. Livia barely knew herself anymore, how could she say she knew Faye that way? Even if Faye was her best friend in the entire world. Including Quell, who, come to think about it, probably couldn't even be considered a friend anymore. He was her brother and a stranger. When Liv looked in the mirror, she didn't see herself. She saw a stranger with sharp features, hallowed eyes and cheeks. Her pupils used to be a harsh stormy grey, but seemed more watery now. The stubbornness in her face had been softened by lack of sleep and she looked worn out, not changed from battle scars. She looked like the type of girl that people gave sad smiles to, like one of her parents had just died.

Liv didn't smile, but felt a warmness inside her that was so unfamiliar to her. "I agree." Liv muttered, trying to come up with some cool history fact to add to it, but Liv was blanking and instead just added an awkward pause. "Well I'm not dead yet." Livia had meant that to be funny, but it wasn't and she decided against smiling and seeming like a psychopath to the only person who willingly talked to her. Except for Nik of course. At least Liv hoped that was the case.

"Well I did try to beat up your boyfriend and then he almost killed me." Liv said quietly, nodding. She was glad that Faye didn't mind what she had done. "I mean, you didn't honestly expect a better reaction from me, did you?" Liv didn't have to any parts of herself from Faye, it was as if Faye already knew everything about her already. Liv didn't smile at that, since she was serious, but gave a small smile as Faye said something about Nik. "Shut up." Liv said, crossing her arms over her chest and throwing her head back. "Who told you?" Liv asked accusingly, but it wasn't a harsh tone as it could have been.


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