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Octavia Blake ([personal profile] okteiviakom) wrote in [community profile] fandomtownies2017-06-25 03:48 pm

Streets of Fandom, Sunday Morning

It was early in the morning, at least for a Sunday.

And Octavia was out, roaming the streets. Or at least walking around, eyeing everything with the kind of wary looks that you gave things when you weren't quite sure you could trust any of it. Or believe it, even. None of this was what she was used to.

And maybe she looked it, in her warrior gear.

She stopped at a shop window at random. The place was closed right now, but there was a window display full of merchandise, and it looked so foreign and alien to her. Not the things themselves – although comic books and collectible figurines also weren't really within the scope of Octavia's life experience – but the way they were being displayed so proudly behind a glass for seemingly no reason.

Look, she understood what shops were. She just wasn't used to them.

So she was frowning at the window of a comic book store. That was not weird at all.

[ooc: Open! Feel free to run into the wary warrior lady either outside Android's Dungeon or just somewhere in the streets.]
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[personal profile] retired_hero 2017-06-25 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"Hello," Anne called with a smile. She had been getting a lot better at getting out for some fresh air in the mornings. Before the summer heat really started beating down. Still, it was warm enough for short sleeves, which made it even harder to miss the fact that her left arm was just gone at the shoulder.

Anne was still a little bit self-conscious about that, but was finally starting to get used to it.

"I'm not even sure that they're open on Sundays," she pointed out, trying to be helpful.
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[personal profile] retired_hero 2017-06-26 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah?" Anne looked at the window herself. "Actually, I've never been in myself, but now I feel like I should check their hours." Because, why not? It actually looked kind of interesting.

She glanced at Octavia curiously, clearly noticing her outfit, but she didn't say anything else for the moment.
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[personal profile] retired_hero 2017-06-26 09:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"I know." Anne grinned slightly. "I've been trying to learn to appreciate things that aren't useful recently. Got a houseplant and everything."

It was quite pretty?

"Though I suppose that's probably not for everyone."
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[personal profile] retired_hero 2017-06-26 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah. You know, just one of those plants that sits on a table and looks nice?" She shrugged. "I think it was a good thing that I got one that doesn't take much work to care for, though. Turns out sometimes I forget to water it."
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[personal profile] retired_hero 2017-06-27 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, it looks nice?" Anne shrugged a bit helplessly. She was still figuring out the house plant thing herself.

"Sounds like you don't do a lot of things that aren't useful." Which was something Anne could sort of understand.
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[personal profile] retired_hero 2017-06-27 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
"Now that's a feeling I know." Anne smiled a bit wistfully. "Up until I ended up here on the island, free time wasn't something I really had."
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[personal profile] retired_hero 2017-06-27 09:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah."

Wait.

Anne frowned slightly at Octavia.

"You didn't?"
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[personal profile] retired_hero 2017-06-28 06:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah. Anne might even be sorry about that if she'd realized Octavia's intention.

"Well."

Anne shook her head, her frown deepening.

"That's disconcerting. Are you stuck, now, or did you figure out how to get back to wherever you were?"
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[personal profile] retired_hero 2017-06-28 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"That sucks."

"Oh, not your brother being here. That's good. But being stuck..."

Anne grimaced.

"Do you have more family that's waiting for you back wherever your from?"
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[personal profile] retired_hero 2017-06-28 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, at least you're together?"

Anne considered that for a moment, then sighed. "Though I suppose that's cold comfort when you're so far away from everyone you know."