kshalumn

/    cb  and  drop!   (  pls  )

paradisaeas

nonono,  there's a ghost in there!   mama,  i'm scared..
          
          /   young skating!

kshalumn

@paradisaeas,   that's  not  true.   i  promise  these  room  are  very  safe.   ugh,  you're  getting  so  big.   (   so  instead  she  picks  up  her  young  son  in  her  arms,   balancing  his  weight  on  one  arm  and  her  side.   )   do  you  want  to  go  in  together?
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paradisaeas

if i go in there it's gonna grab me and i'm never going to skate again!  [  he frowns,  visibly terrified,  clutching his mother's hand.  ]   and if you go in bad things will happen to you.
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kshalumn

@paradisaeas,    kavvy,   there  isn't  a  ghost.   come  on,   hold  mama's  hand  and  we'll  look  together. 
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paradisaeas

i'll be fine,  mama.   if fontaine calls to you,  you should go.  

paradisaeas

heh,  i will.  [  he doesn't know if he will.  he thinks it would be better if his mother forgot about him.  ]  you'll hear from me a lot,  i promise.  
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kshalumn

@paradisaeas,    right.   you  are.   oh,  you  grow  up  so  quickly.   (...)   now,   you  make  sure  to  write  to  your  mama  as  often  as  possible,   okay?   i'm   old.   i'll  worry... 
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paradisaeas

of course  –  i'm a big boy now,  remember?  i'll be just fine.
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paradisaeas

i'm happy for you two. really,  i am! 

paradisaeas

of course i do, but why wouldn't i be happy for you?  [  lots of reasons,  but he's gotten good at hiding from his mother.  ]  you're moving on and ..  and starting a new life.  i'm glad to see it. i'm glad you're happy. 
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kshalumn

@paradisaeas,   and  you  know  it's..   okay  to  not  feel  that  way,   don't  you?
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fontaeins

... how did talking with him go?  
          
          / canon!

fontaeins

[  he purses his lips,  arms encircling her and pressing a kiss to the crown of her head.  ]   .. what did you two talk about?
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kshalumn

@fontaeins,    (   a  pause  before  the  blonde  falls  into  her  husband's  embrace,   letting  her  eyes  shut  and  the  tension  fall  from  her  shoulders.   )   his  words  have  only  left  me  thinking  of  his  father...
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fontaeins

you don't seem very convinced.  come here.
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paradisaeas

do ..  do i ever look too much like him?

paradisaeas

but it is.  he wouldn't have been in such a mental state if i hadn't asked him to do it in the first place. [   he frowns a little.  ]  you ..  you did what you could.  i just wanted to know.
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kshalumn

@paradisaeas,     that  was  /not/  your  fault.   you  are  not  to  blame  for  your  fathers  mental  state  after  the  championship.   don't  say  that.   i  should  have  been  a  better  mother  and  helped  you.   i  should  have  been  able  to  /look/  at  you. 
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paradisaeas

..  i know it was my fault he died,  but ..  did i really look so much like him you didn't want to see me?  i never .. never wanted to cause you pain.
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