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Long Overdue ((Elijah))

Post by Guest on Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:00 pm

It was too early for spring break, but Sienna was far too impatient to wait that long before returning to Camp Jupiter. She had been uncomfortable with the idea of leaving for an entire year, and even though she had formed a routine for herself that feeling hadn’t really gone away. New York was amazing, but nothing could replace the home she had found in the Roman camp (and even though it was nothing on the Camp Jupiter in California, the people she had met and the old friends she had found were enough to make it satisfactory). She had made all the necessary arrangements to be gone for some time, and she had planned to spend a few weeks in Camp Jupiter before returning to Manhattan. She’d taken some time off her two jobs, as well as her allotted time off from the dance program she’d been enrolled in (she hadn’t used any days so far, so she had plenty to cover her time off). The last step had been telling Calla about her arranged absence, and then…Sienna was free to return.

The trip to Camp Jupiter consisted of a bus and then some serious walking, but neither really bothered Sienna. It allowed for plenty of time to prepare for her trip back, and then some more time to consider everything that had changed since she had left in September. In some ways, the trip had been a sort of regression for her. During training days, Sienna was not particularly motivated to accessorize, and some of her habits had been buried during her time at camp. Of course, in New York she had no such inhibitions, and her old style of dress had reappeared, as well as some of her more opulent tastes (the girl did love her jewelry). It’d take some time getting used to wearing simpler clothes again.

Still, these small cons weren’t enough to dissuade her from returning. Sienna missed her friends. She’d been lucky enough to see Calla every day in New York, but it’d been some time since she’d spoken to Mia or Calix or Lúthien, or to any of her cohort members. She’d been so good about checking in with them when she was in camp, but it was more difficult in New York to communicate with anybody back in camp, so she had let it slide a little more than she would have admitted. She wanted to see Felix again, as well. There were some unsaid things between them that she felt it was time to be said. Then there was her brother, Jack, who would most definitely catch her up on camp gossip…and she supposed his boyfriend, Elijah.

That was an entire can of worms Sienna had been happy to leave behind in Camp Jupiter, as it wasn’t exactly a secret that Sienna and Elijah had a strained relationship. It wasn’t anything near how it was during their first dispute, but it was still tense. She’d been entertaining the idea of burying the hatchet, but she hadn’t allowed herself time to really dwell on the issue. Now, staring out the window of the bus, Sienna allowed the thought that maybe it was time to make her peace with him. Hating people really wasn’t in her nature, and they’d been arguing for so long that it was time to really have a discussion about it. She didn’t want to hate her brother’s boyfriend, and it’d been a long time that Sienna had been considering trying a friendlier relation with Elijah.

The girl put it out of her mind again as she exited the bus with her duffel bag and walked the rest of the way to Camp Jupiter. It wasn’t long before the familiar buildings came into sight, and it wasn’t long after that that Sienna found herself in the Fourth Cohort barracks, placing her stuff on her bunk and taking in the familiar sight. Some of the previously empty bunks had been filled with stuff belonging to new members, and Sienna resolved to meet them and get to know them as soon as possible. It was just in her nature. First, though, she took the time to unpack and make a list of all the things she planned to do in her limited time back. It had been so long that the list was quite long, and Sienna sat on her bunk pensively as she thought of what to do first. So much to do, so many people to see, and so little time…

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Re: Long Overdue ((Elijah))

Post by Elijah Emmanual-Wheelan on Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:04 pm

Paperwork was definitely the dullest part of being a Praetor.  Sometimes Elijah just couldn't figure out where it all came from...but daily reports and legionnaire reports and permissions and just...all of it.  What was the fun of being in charge if one just spent hours sorting through paperwork?  Despite the drollness of it all, Elijah did try to make the best of it.  And occasionally there was something in the stacks less boring.  Right now the boy was staring at a piece of particularly interesting paper...Sienna Linslee, his boyfriend's sister and no fan of the small boy's was returning to camp a bit earlier than anticipated.  She had the time off and was choosing to return to camp.  The son of Discordia had no issues with this, and it was also triggering some sort of...reaction.  The past couple months, the boy had tried to start mending broken relationships.  What it really came down to was that, although they hadn't started off well, Elijah wanted to make amends with Sienna.  She was one of Calix's oldest, best friends...she was Jack's sister...a good friend of Mia's...people who didn't hate Elijah.  Calla Torquatus was a whole different story...perhaps one of these days the boy would be ready to make amends with her as well.  Now was not that time.  Besides, getting on good terms with Sienna was a lot more plausible.  If things worked out, perhaps she could help Elijah with Calla.

But the paper before him...Sienna would be arriving today, though Elijah didn't know what time.  He'd just go wait at the Fourth Cohort barracks, though...the boy wanted to make sure the daughter of Venus was on her home turf, to make it as unthreatening as possible.  As terrifying as it was for him, Elijah knew he had to extend the hand.  It wasn't either of their faults that this was how their relationship had worked out, but the small boy had to take the first step.  Sienna had to feel comfortable...and hopefully understand that the boy was transcending professionalism for personal things.  Making professional amends was one thing...the Centurion and Praetor could at least work in a tolerable way.  But Elijah wanted to fix the personal aspect of their relationship.  He didn't want to hate people...he was learning more and more that that was just a giant trigger for radiating and physical violence.  And no matter how rough things had started, Elijah didn't want to hate Sienna.

So he was going to patch things up.  For his sake, for Sienna's sake, for Calix's sake, for Jack's sake...on and on.  There was a lot more good that would come out of this than the bad that would continue if he continued to harbor a grudge.  As he packed his bag, Elijah couldn't help feeling a bit of anxiety.  This was a pretty big deal...especially so if Sienna wasn't going to share the sentiment.  There was definitely the chance that she wouldn't...the boy was pretty sure she would, but there was always that possibility.  Locking up the Principia doors, the small boy took a deep breath of fresh air.  No matter how scary this was, he had to do it.  If he turned back now, the son of Discordia would never forgive himself.  There was no use living in regrets, anyway.  Head in the clouds, Elijah felt himself walking towards the Fourth, his legs moving automatically as he tried to figure out how to present himself.

In no time, Elijah reached the Fourth Cohort barracks.  He couldn't even remember the walk...just leaving the Principia and ending up outside the door of the Fourth.  Perhaps he was more nervous than he thought.  Nerves weren't exactly a familiar feeling for the boy...he was too chaotic and impulsive and all that came along with the son of the Goddess of chaos and strife.  Nerves were for people who sat around and thought about things too much.  Well...perhaps that was truly what Elijah had been doing since seeing the paper heralding Sienna's return.  The boy was beginning to wish his chaos would just take over and sweep the nerves away.

Standing on his tiptoes, Elijah peeked into the barrack, eyes taking in everything he could see.  And he saw the best thing he possibly could...Sienna in the barrack, unpacking her bag.  That meant he didn't have to sit around feeling nervous!  Except the nerves were fading, replaced with the much more familiar feeling of chaos radiating.  The boy had been trying to work on that...radiating didn't help anyone.  The last thing this situation needed was Sienna being affected by the most ridiculous power ever.  Trying to will it away, Elijah opened the door, trying to be casual about it all.  What did he do?  Did he call Sienna by her name rather than Centurion Linslee?  That was a personal thing to do.  Walking over to the girl's bed, the son of Discordia took a deep breath, trying to contain the radiation and facing the realization that he was going to be a giant improv.  "Sienna," he said with a nervous smile.  "It's...uh...it's good to see you.  How was stuff out in the mortal world?" trying to pretend he didn't sound like the world's biggest idiot, Elijah just held onto that shaky smile, hoping Sienna would be okay with his words so far...idiotic or not.

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Re: Long Overdue ((Elijah))

Post by Guest on Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:42 pm

As Sienna continued to unpack her things and personalize her space, the thought that she’d over-packed entered her mind a few times. It was fairly common for her to do something like this; she had so many possessions that she loved, and she couldn’t imagine leaving behind any of them. It hadn’t been a bother during the trip, but it appeared that her first day back was going to be quiet and uneventful. And it’s not that the idea bothered her, it was more the fact that Sienna wasn’t the type to stay in the barracks and spend the day doing nothing. There were people to reconnect with, new people to meet and welcome, training to do and gossip to be heard. None of which could really be done in the barracks unpacking luggage.

And considering how out-of-the-loop Sienna was (which was bound to occur when one left camp for long periods of time), she hadn’t wanted to waste any time getting reacquainted with anything. Camp Jupiter wasn’t a static camp, and there were always new people arriving and new people leaving and Sienna wanted to be wired in to all of it. Being a part of the giant web of demigods had always been a comforting notion for the girl, and Camp Jupiter (California or New York version) had become her home. It was hard to leave her home for long periods of time.

Dealing with the repetitive task of unpacking allowed Sienna’s mind to wander to its previous thoughts, although they eventually settled with Elijah and their increasingly confusing relationship. It seemed like such a long time ago that they were having their first fight and Sienna had declared them unspoken enemies. They hadn’t had much interaction after that, but Sienna was increasingly less enthusiastic to maintain the hate she had originally felt. It felt like too much work to maintain such an ugly idea, to the point where it just seemed so unnecessary. And why contribute to the already overflowing amount of hate in the world today? There were so many other beautiful things to do. Between that, and the forced professional courtesy Sienna had attempted to show in her interactions with the praetor, the feelings had gotten subdued enough that she had started to consider the idea of scrapping them altogether.

The entire year, Sienna had focused upon the idea of new beginnings. Starting fresh sounded like a really nice idea for the girl…especially considering how much had changed, it was just impossible to be the same person she had been years ago. The situation demanded change, and it seemed to do the same now. Adapting to Camp Jupiter 2.0, living in New York…all of that had to be harder than putting past conflicts in the past. That was where they belonged. And even if Sienna would never forget where she had come from, and all the wonderful things that had happened, she had to start considering the future and where that was leading her. She was done with the tunnel vision she’d been viewing the world with. It was time to really start seeing things for how they were, and to start seeing things in the future.

All of this convinced Sienna that sometime during her stay, she was going to have to have a talk with Elijah. It didn’t seem like such a chore as it used to, but there were still foreseeable obstacles in her way. The biggest, of course, would be to consider if Elijah was feeling the same way. Hate was usually a two-way street, and Sienna could never quite figure out the puzzle to the boy. She had no idea of how he was feeling about all this, and she hadn’t seen him for months. Maybe he felt the same way she did…but what if he didn’t? She’d have to broach the subject carefully, which was an instinct Sienna usually ignored. Overthinking things could be dangerous, but the girl really had no other way of figuring out this Elijah situation. He didn’t seem to respond well to emotions, although it had been so long since the last time they’d spoken that this whole idea was a simple shot in the dark.

Considering all this, Sienna ceased packing for a moment and let her hands rest on her bag. She wasn’t really sure what she would do next, but she was suddenly hit with…something. It was nothing physical, but her stomach tightened and all the negative feelings she’d been stifling began to rise to the top. She gripped the bag as her head spun, and took a few breaths to compose herself. The feeling was so sudden she had to question where it had come from. Nothing came to mind and soon the thoughts receded and her mind was reeling from the few seconds of intense discomfort she’d just experienced.

The unspoken questions regarding the source of the discomfort were rapidly addressed as the door to the barrack creaked open. Sienna’s head turned to face the source of the noise, the rest of her body following when the subject of her thoughts walked through the door. The surprise at seeing Elijah actually in her barracks silenced the girl, who was slightly frozen but definitely unsure of what was happening and what he was doing here. He couldn’t possibly have come for an argument, minutes after she’d returned? Composing herself, Sienna’s back straightened and her hands came to rest at her sides. He was going to speak first, right? He had obviously come for some purpose, and though the girl couldn’t possibly divine what that purpose was…he definitely looked nervous.

Sienna minutely sucked in a breath when Elijah spoke, thought it wasn’t quite what she had been expecting. Her features slightly relaxed at the unexpected small talk, and she considered how to respond for a moment. He had called her by her name, rather than her title. That was a rare occurrence…did it mean something? Should she return the favor? Clasping her hands together, Sienna returned his smile with a slightly tense one of her own. “It’s good to see you too…Elijah.” Well, what was done was done. “New York’s been an adventure…but it’s nice to be home.” She only registered that she’d used the word ‘home’ a moment later, but she didn’t find herself eager to retract that word. Everything about this place had become familiar to her now, and it didn’t hurt to say so to Elijah, who essentially ran the camp. “May I help you?” Sienna asked, somewhat timidly. She was fairly certain he was here to deliver bad news, and regardless of the fact that he had been polite so far she was waiting for the moment that was going to change. He wouldn’t possibly be interested in a reconciliation…would he?

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Post by Elijah Emmanual-Wheelan on Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:45 pm

It was really over the past few years, since he had become a Praetor, that Elijah was starting to understand maturity and responsibility.  He wasn't anything like that in high school...forget positions of responsibility, the boy hadn't involved himself at all.  In all fairness, it was a two way street...yes, his peers treated him like a social pariah, someone not to be talked to or anything, but at the same time, the boy worked hard to push people away anyway.  There was a lot of hatred for the son of Discordia back in the mortal world, and he really had absolutely nothing going for him.  It was sort of frightening to think about how things might have progressed if Lupa hadn't shown up on Elijah's doorstep the day he was expelled.  Military academy or worse, probably.  But things had changed, and he was actually grateful for that.  Camp Jupiter 2.0 came at a perfect time...meeting River, learning of his sister in Lúth, Calix, Mia, Jack, of course.  Being made a Praetor, somewhere in that mix.  In some ways, the boy still didn't know how to process it all.  It didn't make sense that things should start going Elijah's way...but it had all happened anyway.  In some sense of divine justice, the small boy knew he owed a lot to the Universe.  To the Gods and Goddesses that had gotten him to this point.

Which was partially the need to fix things with Sienna.  It was probably largely in thanks to Venus that Jack was in Elijah's life, and the Goddess had already threatened the boy at Sienna's claiming.  At the time, the Praetor had still been grumpy about the wardrobe changes Venus had made, and Sienna and he had already gotten off to a bad start.  Things were different.  It was time to make a change.  Because the boy was in the sort of position where he should make mature decisions.  Mia and Calix were already friends of Elijah's, and he knew that group had been very close at one point.  And of course, his very own son of Venus boyfriend.  It was definitely unfair to Jack that his boyfriend was so stubborn when it came to things like siblings.  In all fairness, the boy knew Sienna and Jack weren't totally close, but part of the boy wondered if that was his fault.  He had to try.  At the very, very least.

This was going to be all sorts of awkward, Elijah was prepared for that much.  But it also seemed like he was starting off okay.  At least, Sienna seemed to be in the same state of mind...though she obviously had no idea what the boy was doing in paying her a visit.  He had to attack things the way he knew best- head on.  After all, Elijah was not the type to beat around the bush...at least, not too much.  At least using first names wasn't too bad right now...the small boy didn't want this to be professional or anything.  He was there to reach out as a friend.  For once, the boy was feeling a bit...shy.  "I'm sure home is nice...not that I've ever been to the city...any city," Elijah always figured he'd like a major city, he had just never been to one.  New York City sounded amazing, though.  So big and bustling and chaotic.  Maybe some day he'd get to be a part of that all.  It never really hurt to think about.

Except when it ended up with him being lost in thought.  Elijah barely caught Sienna's finishing statement, the most important part of it all.  That moment, the boy realized he wasn't entirely prepared for this part of the conversation.  He came in knowing what he wanted and all, but actually addressing it was still another matter entirely.  How exactly could he say this to not sound like a maniac?  Or some hippie?  Elijah wasn't exactly the Kumbaya around the fire type...and he knew Sienna wasn't either.  Of course, the two were completely different when it came to communication in general.  That was probably going to be the trickiest part here.  Looking at the daughter of Venus thoughtfully, Elijah wondered how much she shared with Jack.  Could he go into this like he would an easy-going conversation with his boyfriend?  Obviously they were different relationships, but the son of Discordia knew how to handle his son of Venus boyfriend...perhaps he could deal with a daughter of Venus in a similar way.  And maybe he should have gone into this more prepared.

But he didn't, and now Elijah had to deal with that.  Leaning against the bunk, the small boy looked down for a moment.  "I just wanted to talk," he finally said hesitantly.  "And I wanted to try- if you're willing- to maybe patch things up.  Or work towards that, anyway.  Between friends in common and you and Jack...I don't want to be on bad terms with you.  It's not fair to any of them...and it's not fair to us," hopefully that was a good mix of diplomacy and being personal...the last thing Elijah needed was to sound like a robot with the whole thing.  He meant every word that he said, and hopefully that came out clearly in the actual speaking of the words.  "I know we got off to a bad start...but that doesn't mean things have to stay that way," Elijah tried to relax himself while still staying present in the situation.  This was walking a fine line, and he had to do it right to make it work.

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