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Lucas came down Tuesday morning and walked into the store and was completely unsurprised to discover Nadia and Walter curled up together and asleep on the floor. He listened to the radio, he knew there was something going on with Nadia again, and the much reduced stock of Eddie's special brownies was a pretty good indication of why they were there.

So he just stepped over them and got to work doing inventory.

[ooc: locked to Nadia and Walter. yeee-ah.]

Date: 2006-07-18 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
Walter wasn't an especially heavy sleeper, even after a night of brownies, dancing, and the exhausting effort of trying not to be emo. He heard Lucas and nudged Nadia.

Date: 2006-07-18 04:01 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (bed)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
Nadia mumbled in her sleep and flopped an arm over Walter's chest.

Date: 2006-07-18 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
Walter nodded to Lucas and started to sit up. "Nadia, we have company."

Date: 2006-07-18 04:03 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (bed)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
"No, no deseo un pollo, gracias. . . ."

Date: 2006-07-18 04:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
Walter shrugged noncommitally and nudged Nadia again. "Nadia. Lucas."

Date: 2006-07-18 04:08 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (when I awoke)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
"No deseo un Lucas, tampoco," Nadia mumbled, then blinked her eyes open and peered at her boss. "Madre del dios,"

Date: 2006-07-18 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
"We needed a place to dance," Walter explained, brushing floor grit off his waistcoat. "We didn't make a mess."

Date: 2006-07-18 04:21 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
"I didn't think you'd mind. . . ."

Date: 2006-07-18 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
Walter's expression tightened and he looked to Nadia rather than answering.

Date: 2006-07-18 04:25 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
Nadia's expression ressembled that of a deer in the headlights. "They reported it on the radio . . . of course they did. I should have known."

She was going to have to do a lot of explaining today, wasn't she.

Date: 2006-07-18 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
Walter gave Lucas an unfriendly look. "She just found out yesterday."

Date: 2006-07-18 04:35 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
"Tomorrow night," Nadia replied softly. "I'm sorry. They want me to take a training program in Buenos Aires."

Date: 2006-07-18 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
Walter watched them both, observing as Alfred would exort him to.

He'd rather be looking somewhere else. He'd rather this weren't happening at all.

Date: 2006-07-18 04:48 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
"They don't care about that, Lucas. They want me back."

That wasn't entirely true, but it was true enough, and she didn't want to get into the specifics with her boss.

Date: 2006-07-18 04:50 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (let it go)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
Nadia looked down and away. "Yeah, well, sometimes I think maybe the Man has a point."

Date: 2006-07-18 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
Walter finally stood up. "She doesn't have a choice, and this was what she wanted to do someday anyway. Don't make it any harder."

Everyone has choices. Shut up.

Date: 2006-07-18 04:58 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
Nadia looked between Lucas and Walter and stood up as well. "It's too late, anyway. I'm sorry Lucas, but I am leaving."

Date: 2006-07-18 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
Walter put a hand on Nadia's back, but waited in silence. He'd said enough already.

Date: 2006-07-18 05:05 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
Nadia just grabbed her backpack and started for the door. She really hoped that the rest of these conversations wouldn't go this way. She'd already yelled at Pippi, and now Lucas. . . .

She didn't have a choice!

Don't you?

She paused at the door. "Thanks, Lucas."

Date: 2006-07-18 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
Walter waited until they were out the door to pull on Nadia's shoulder and hold his arms out to her for a hug.

Not an auspicious start to the day.

Date: 2006-07-18 05:22 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
Nadia hugged him tightly. "Everyone keeps getting mad at me."

Date: 2006-07-18 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
"None of us want you to leave." He pulled back to look at her face. "Who else got mad at you?"

Date: 2006-07-18 05:25 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
"Cally and Pippi. . . . This isn't my fault, is it? I don't want to leave, I have to."

Date: 2006-07-18 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
"Pippi? That doesn't sound like her." He shook his head and pulled her closer again so she couldn't see his face. "Please don't ask me to tell you this is right. I don't want you to leave, but duty is duty."

Date: 2006-07-18 05:37 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
"I won't. I won't ask for anything else from you. Don't worry."

Date: 2006-07-18 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
"No. No. Ask. Let me help you."

Date: 2006-07-18 05:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
Nadia shook her head. "You're always doing stuff for me. You don't have to, any more."

Date: 2006-07-18 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
"I've never had to, and after tomorrow, I won't be able to."

Date: 2006-07-18 05:44 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
Tomorrow. She was starting to hate that word.

"Okay."

Date: 2006-07-18 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walter-n-wires.livejournal.com
"There, that wasn't so hard." He gave her a squeeze before letting her go. "We can handwavily or not stop at the Perk for some coffee before really getting this day started."

Date: 2006-07-18 05:51 pm (UTC)
nadiathesaint: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nadiathesaint
"Yes. I don't think I can face any more people until after I've had some coffee."

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