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 Post subject: ❤ Day. 1
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:27 pm 
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What a shitty valentine's day.

In some ways, Tea was glad that she never got around to unpacking her boxes. It seemed like such a waste when you were uprooted as often as she was. She stood in the middle of the small space, cardboard piled high against the stark white walls, wondering what it was that she ever did, in this life or the last, to wind up with such terrible luck.

Last Valentine's day? Oh, hell, that had been great. Uncomplicated, straightforward; she'd gone to a bar, met a nice guy, slept with him, and had a good few month relationship until he found out about her crazy family and the mountains of debt they were buried under. Maybe it hadn't lasted, but it was still nice to have had the time to laugh and smile, and not have to worry about where her next meal would come from. The problem was never finding people to make her happy, but rather, keeping them was the issue. Who wanted to be around when her trainwreck of a life flew even farther off the rails?

It may have been different if she'd retained her friends from childhood, but any visit from them now was just pretense. Tea and her family had grown up wealthy, but fell from those social circles the moment their funds had dried up. It sounded petty, but the reality of maintaining relationships with such a huge monetary gap put far too much stress on the parties involved, especially when the Addisons refused to be paid for. It made even something as simple as choosing a birthday party venue a humiliating and tedious procedure. Eventually, people just stopped trying, and that was the ugly truth.

She slipped the last bag off her shoulder, which landed with a rather dissatisfying thud to echo through the barren space. It kind of sounded the way she felt; tired, empty, and in need of some serious love.


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 Post subject: Re: ❤ Day. 1
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:41 pm 
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See, a couple months ago is when shit really started going to Hell.

While she hadn't been there personally, from what Tea had heard, it was all her father's fault. Again. All it took was for some hustler with half a brain to get the bright idea to get Mr. Addison Sr. drunk enough to boast the dreaded family pigheadedness and poof, there went the second mortgage. Every single penny they had eked from the family business over the years, the only thing keeping the deed to their run-down little farm in their hands... gone.

The first couple times he had lost this hard, it was manageable. They were able to scrape up enough cash and sell enough assets to make payments and carry on, but it was as they said; third time's the charm. So Tea had to deal with a sobbing and heartbroken mother, a furious and almost berserk brother, and a father consumed by alcoholism and regret. Oh, how she loved being an Addison. Every time she went over to help move what little the bank would allow to leave the house, there would be a new explosion of drama bomb to devastate any family present, especially when distant relatives like Aunt Tess or Great-Uncle Sorenski.

You'd think that maybe in a situation so shitty, a girl like Tea could catch a break after awhile, maybe a month or two at max... Wouldn't that be nice? Instead, the stress of her parents' eventual separation (her father left after a heated argument one day, and never returned; go figure), the challenges of trying to support her unemployed and sickening mother (whose frail form couldn't withstand the torture to her spirit), and the excommunication of her brother (who got into a barfight once he'd tracked down their father and was sent to jail for it) broke something within her. A surge of something destructive (they told her magic or something, but she wasn't sold. She couldn't even remember the term) and pure struck with enough raw concussive force to level a fair amount of foliage when she finally snapped. She was just grateful she wasn't at home, or near any buildings when it happened; that was another bill she simply couldn't afford to pay.

So, here she was. The school had offered to set her mother up with some nice housing not too far away, with assisted living to ensure she was cared for, and Tea no longer had to worry about where her next meal would come from. Now, she was only faced with the looming question of what the hell to do with this supposed 'gift' everyone seemed so keen on telling her about. She never wanted to be a part of some militia at the beck and call of one of the various madmen that seemed so keen on terrorizing the world she called home, no matter how much they paid. She couldn't remember if any of the forms she'd signed to get here had anything on having to assemble in times of emergency while a registered student... But she would get to that when she came to it.

For now, it was time to find some grub.

Tea phished her keys from her pocket, and ensured that she had her wallet tucked into the front left cargo pocket of her pants. She paused at the doorway, debating whether she would actually bother to unpack her shit upon her return, but shrugged it off. She would wait until she'd actually attended a week or two of classes to figure that one out. A flick of the lightswitch and a turn of a key later and Tea was off to find whatever passed as a meal hall in this place.


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 Post subject: Re: ❤ Day. 1
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:39 pm 
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-Nox wasn't paying that much attention while strolling through the halls of Moirai, which lead her to bumping shoulders with this new student, whoever she was. However, after she nudged the new girl there wasn't any sort of apology for her carelessness. Rather she continued to walk down Ostal Hall bopping her head to the beat of the music she was listening to. It was even loud enough for the new girl to catch the beat if she listened hard enough.

She was still getting acquainted to the places of Moirai, which was the only reason she was around these parts. If it weren't for that, she'd probably be off in the mess hall making a mess of things.-


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 Post subject: Re: ❤ Day. 1
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:30 pm 
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Well that was rude, but it wasn't the first. Downtown got pretty busy during noon hour, and Tea wasn't a stranger to being bumped about due to her small stature. Still, the headphone chick was the first person she'd seen all day, and it was worth a shot to ask for directions.

Able to hear the buzz of a strong beat from itty bitty speakers, Tea didn't bother with calling out to her, but back-tracked a step or two to touch the woman's forearm and await a response. She attempted a small sort of friendly smile, but it felt forced after such a miserable last few months.

"Hey, do you know where I could grab dinner?"


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 Post subject: Re: ❤ Day. 1
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:16 am 
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-The bopping came to an abrupt stop once she was tapped on the shoulder. Dropping the beats from her ears, she turned to the woman as her stomach began to growl.-

"Hey... you know where I can grab some dinner?"

-She said in a very deadpan tone. Nox heard not a word from the girl, as her headphones were pretty much maxed out on the volume. The music slipping from their speakers filled the air, almost in an attempt to bandage the awkward atmosphere.-


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