Post by Emmer Brighton on Jul 23, 2011 16:46:54 GMT -5
For Your Consideration
Pawns: Emmer, Kouyou Status: private/closed Setting: outside the boy's dormitories Scene: Emmer and Kouyou meeting up to pierce Emmer's lip
Emmer hugged her books closer to her chest and sat on the ledge surrounding the flower bed outside the boy's dorms. She'd actually skipped her last class and had been waiting around here for almost an hour now. It wasnt like she would have been able to pay attention anyway, not with thoughts of Kouyou helping her pierce her lip dancing around her head. She kept wondering what it would be like; if it would hurt, how long it would hurt, and how long it would take to heal.
Of course, she also kept jumping ahead of herself. What after her lip? Maybe if it wasnt too painful she could do her eyebrow too. Or her tongue. She'd always wanted more piercings on her ears too. She closed her eyes, trying to envision herself with a piercings on her face and up and down her ears. They couldnt hurt for long. Coatl had had some sort of stud near her right eye before it'd be ripped out with the rest of her eye. She hadnt even noticed it until she'd seen her reflection.
Emmer sighed and pulled a book out of her bag, settlign back to read until Kouyou came. Just as she opened the novel, the final bell rang. He wouldnt be long then she hoped.
Post by Kouyou Ichiki on Jul 23, 2011 17:00:51 GMT -5
As Kou got closer to his dorm building he could see Emmer sitting i=on the ledge to the flower bed. He was becoming a little nervous about piercing Emmers lip; he hadn’t done a lip before and most certainly hadn’t pierced someone else. But it'll be an adventure at least, something to take away the dull edge that seemed to permeate throughout the school. Kou smiled and waved when he came within a few feet of her calling out a Hello to let her know he was there.
He waited until he was stopped right in front of her before he chose to speak again. "Are you ready for this Emmer?" He smiled widely. "Come on, lets head upstairs."
Post by Emmer Brighton on Jul 23, 2011 17:10:22 GMT -5
Emmer grinned and shoved her book back into her bag. "Ready." she chirped brightly, picking up her bag and books before following him into the building. She couldnt help but bounce as she walked along beside, excitement making it difficult to stay still. "So how many piercin's do you have?" She asked, shooting him a cheeky grin. "Any others you're hidin' under your clothes?" she teased lightly. She wanted to see the ones in his nipples, but she doubted it would be appropriate to ask so soon. It could wait til later.
She continued to babble all the way up to his room, her excitement and nervousness making it impossible for her to shut her mouth longer than it took him to reply. "Sorry." she blushed as they came to his door. "I babble when Im excited or nervous..."
Post by Kouyou Ichiki on Jul 23, 2011 17:30:02 GMT -5
Kou was grinning ear to ear, her excitement was rather infectious. As they walked he began to answer her first and second question."Um, well I have eighteen total. And, uh, no. Just the two right now." He was blushing again. "Lets see, I have the six in my lip, my bridge," He began pointing to all of them as they were listed. "one tongue stud," He paused to stick his tongue out and show her. "two in my right earlobe, three in my left as well as one on the inside of it, and of course, um, the other two." He blushed a little deeper.
As they walked and talked, well he mostly listened, the trip to the room seemed shorter than before. "No, no, it's alright, I don't mind your talking." He opened the door with ease and walked in. "Come on in." Kou walked over to his nightstand and started pulling out a couple of bags, a lighter, and a can of what might be compressed air. "Go ahead and just sit on the bed. It might be easiest from there and give us plenty of room. I'll be right back, I've got some gloves in the bathroom." He then padded off to a small door and vanished from sight.
Post by Emmer Brighton on Jul 23, 2011 17:37:16 GMT -5
Emmer nodded and set her bag down next to the bed. She sat down and relaxed back, sittign with one hand supporting her and the other unconsciously fingering her lip. The right side sounded good. Towards the corner more maybe. She watched him gather supplies and set each on the bed, waiting for him to return before sitting up. "So how're we gonna do this?" she asked, tilting her head slightly. Now that they were actually going to be doing this, she was shaking. It was stupid, she wanted to do it. She guessed she just couldnt help but be nervous about sticking a sharp metal object through her lip.
She shifted closer to him, supposing he'd need to be able to get a clear shot at her mouth. "Don' worry about stabbin' me in the gum or anything." she said lightly, trying to reassure herself more than anything. "I've been kicked in the face before. Jus' make it fast..." You can do this. You can do this. Don' worry, Kou won' hurt you on purpose. It'll only hurt for a moment.
Post by Kouyou Ichiki on Jul 23, 2011 17:47:55 GMT -5
Kou smiled at her, he could see her nervousness. "Well, no need to worry about getting you in the gums. I haven't done a lip before, but I've had it done to be enough to have an excellent idea as to what I'm doing. And we will actually push the needle through the inside of the lip. It hurts less that way too, since the skin on the inside is softer and allows the needle to pass through faster." He sat the can on top of the night stand and put the blue latex gloves on. Pulling a fresh safety pin out of a bag he began to run the tip of it over the lighters flame.
He pulled one of the bags over. It was filled with many smaller bags with a piece of jewelry in each. "Do you want a stud or a capture ring? The studs are less noticeable but the rings are more fun to play with."He looked straight at he and pointed at his own bottom lip. "So which side and what kind would you like? I've got just about all you can have in the bottom, so you can just point at which piercing and tell me which side you want it on."
Post by Emmer Brighton on Jul 23, 2011 17:55:30 GMT -5
Emmer cocked her head, considering the row of piercings along his bottom lip. "That one looks good." She said, reaching forward slightly and touching the hoop second from the right. She blushed and pulled her hand away. She forced herself to stop shaking and scooted closer to him on the bed. "Whaddaya need me to do?" her words ran together and she blushed again. Damn now she was so bad she was talking too fast. She licked her lips and sank her teeth into the bottom one.
Em swept her hair over her left shoulder, tucking her bangs behind her ear so nothing would be in his way.
Post by Kouyou Ichiki on Jul 23, 2011 18:21:20 GMT -5
"Ok, then." Kou opened up one of the little bags and put the thin ring onto of it's bag on the bed. "I'm going to put an 18 gage in at first and as it heals you can put larger sizes in. I personarly find 10s to be the most comfutable." Having everything laid out where he needed it he turned back to face her. "Furst thing is furst, you'll need to stop biting your lip." He laughed as he said it. "That will make this a little easier. Right before I put the needle through I want you to take a deep breath, and I'll have you release it when I count to two. I'll have the needle through on the third count. So You'll take a breath, I count to one, two, you release your breath and on three you'll have a new piercing! Ok?"
He took a light hold on her bottom lip and picked up the safety pin, a size 3, and placed the tip on the inside of her lip in the spot he wanted. "Alright, take a deep breath." He waited to hear he inhale. "One, two," at hearing her exhale he pushed the needle through on two."...three. Done!"
Post by Emmer Brighton on Jul 23, 2011 18:28:19 GMT -5
Emmer opened her eyes, having closed them them when he'd started counting. Her forehead and nose crinkled as she tried to decide if it hurt or not. "Tha' wasn' s' ba'" she murmured, trying not to move her lip a whole lot as he put the hoop through her new hole and snapped the ball into place. She ran her tongue over the hoop immediately, catching his finger a bit, though she was too busy exploring it with her tongue to notice. She tried to see it by looking down, her eyes nearly crossing and her face scrunching comically.
"How's it look?" She asked, finally giving up on seeing it herself and looked up at him curiously.
Post by Kouyou Ichiki on Jul 23, 2011 18:39:13 GMT -5
Kou began picking everything up. "It looks good on you. You should go see for yourself in the bathruum mirror." He laughed as her eyes were still crossed trying to look at it. "I also wanted to give this to you." He had taken off the gloves and reached for the can on the nightstand. It was thinner than most aerosols and blue with a white cap. "It's called H2Ocean. It's a spray to help keep piercings clean, it has sea salt in it. Helps to break up the build up that will form. And it doesn't sting either," He handed the can to her. "cause the salt is not iodized." He put the bags and the lighter back in the drawer.
Post by Emmer Brighton on Jul 23, 2011 18:44:44 GMT -5
She put the can in her bag and rushed to the bathroom, standing on her toes to peer at her reflection as closely as she could. Her face burst into a wide grin as she reached up and touched the metal hoop, flicking back and forth. It stung a little, but not enough to hurt. It actually kinda felt good. She bounced in place a little, unable to help the excited giggles bubbling out of her throat. Maybe it was dumb to be acting this way over something so small, but she couldnt help it. She'd made a friend and gotten her lip pierced all in one day.
She turned and bounced back into the main room, standing on her toes and throwing her arms around Kou's neck. "Thank you so much!" she squeaked excitedly.
Post by Kouyou Ichiki on Jul 23, 2011 19:02:54 GMT -5
The unsuspecting Kou nearly toppled backwards from the sudden hug, Emmer may be small but she was an excited ball of energy and force right now. He laughed as he returned her hug. "I'm glad you like it!" Releasing her from the hug he took a step back. "Now you'll need to clean it at least twice a day for the first 3-6 weeks. But after about the first week or so you'll get a good feel for when those times are. Also try not to handle it too often in that time span. You could unintentionarly end up getting it infected. Just let it heal first and then you can play with it more."
He sat back down on the now cleared bed, bouncing a little as he did so. "So outside of reberling with self done piercings, what else do you like to do?" Kous' grin spread from ear to ear as he spoke, a little laughter escaping at the end.
Post by Emmer Brighton on Jul 23, 2011 19:11:03 GMT -5
Emmer nodded, sitting done next to him. "Well..." she stopped and thought, tilting her head as she always did when she was thinking. "I read a lot, about history and different cultures. Fantasy stuff." she made a face. "Not so much fantasy anymore though. I get enough of that when Im Dreaming, though it's not really a fantasy, is it?" It felt weird to talk about Dreaming with another person. When she'd tried to tell her friends back home about it, they'd looked at her like she had the plague or something. She looked down at her hands for a long moment and then looked back up at him. "Mostly I stare at the walls in my room bored." She laughed softly. "Im so used to being busy all day you know? Get up, feed the horses, take Aztec for a run, get back, school Aki over jumps, muck stalls, noon feed...Im just so used to being busy all day long I don't what to do with myself here..."
Post by Kouyou Ichiki on Jul 23, 2011 19:24:17 GMT -5
Kou nodded. "I spend a lot of my time doing art or playing video games when I'm not involved with taking care of animals. I guess my dream self hasn't really effected anything I do in my real life. If anything I think I draw more now." He looked contemplative for a moment. Tilting his head a little while he thought. "I've never really talked about my time dreaming. Not really. I mean I've given a brief description of it to the researchers here, but I don't go into to much detail. I don't think most of them dream, so I don't think they really understand what it's like. Least of all having to suddenly wake up in a place like this, and know what that's like on top of it all."
He looked back at Emmer, biting his lip. "Can I ask you a question? You don't have to answer it if you don't want too." The last sentence was a little rushed and his cheeks were again tinted pink. "But, um, what does your dreamself look like?"
Post by Emmer Brighton on Jul 23, 2011 19:33:36 GMT -5
Emmer's eyes flickered slightly and she turned, reaching down into her bag and pulling out her journal. "Um, I've never shown anyone this before..." she blushed. "But....well I guess it's sort of a Dream journal." She opened the book and started flicking through it. The pages were filled with her hand writing or small pencil sketches or plants and people. "Every time I wake up from the Reverie, I write down what I did. Sometimes I draw the plants or people or creatures I encounter..." she finally found the page she was looking for and set the book on his lap. "That's what she looks like. What I look like." She said, indicating the drawing. "Her name is Coatl." she said softly.
She gazed at his face, trying to read his expression. This felt weird, almost like she'd stripped naked in front of him or something. Maybe it was just that she wasnt used to showing people her Chimera and being accepted anyway. Emmer's gazed darted down to the drawing, remembering drawing and coloring it. It had taken ages to get everything right. "What...do you think..?"