compactmirror: (08 ◆ mother oh do not bother)
(mini) miriam ([personal profile] compactmirror) wrote in [community profile] caramelbox2014-07-26 11:08 pm

don't be in doubt and stray



IN WHICH MIRIAM IS ADOPTED BY OTTERS
AND THEN COMES ALONG JAY
TOGETHER THEY ARE AWKWARD SAD PURPLE CHILDREN
childinshadow: (anxious)

[personal profile] childinshadow 2014-07-30 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
[Normally, it would have been as easy as breathing to slip away from Miriam's outstretched hand. But his ankle is sprained, there's a long gash across his chest, and his ribs feel like one big bruise. All of it impedes his mobility and reflexes, leaving him unable to react quickly to her fall.

Although he tries to move out of the way, he just isn't fast enough. Miriam lands on top of him and he falls again, his bad ankle twisting and folding underneath him. The two of them land with a loud thump on the carpeted floor. Tears of pain swim in front of his eyes, but Jay refuses to allow himself to make a sound.

Crying is a sign of weakness. He's already a failure--he can't stand the thought of being weak. With shaky hands, Jay reaches out to try and push Miriam off of him... but there's no strength in the gesture. He might have been in bed for a week, but just walking down the winding staircase of the otters' home has taken a great deal of energy out of him.]
childinshadow: (slow. stupid. clumsy.)

[personal profile] childinshadow 2014-10-18 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
[Jay doesn't acknowledge the sound of crying; it doesn't to matter to him why she's started, only that her soft cries will eventually wake up the otters. He doesn't even look at her. Whatever narrow margin of time he had to escape is rapidly disappearing; if he wants to leave, he needs to act quickly.

But his limbs won't properly obey him. He tries pushing himself up, palms flat against the floor, again and again, until the last of his feeble strength fades. Then he lies on the floor, shoulders trembling, and swallows down a thick knot of pain and despair.

He's... so weak. A pathetic failure, who couldn't carry out his mission. He couldn't even properly die, which is how he got into this position in the first place. Why... did he even bother trying to escape? Even if he did, there's no way Master would want something as useless as him back.]