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Rachel was irritated. She knew it was for the most ridiculous reason, but knowing didn't change it as she left the Catscratch. It was late she guessed, but the club hadn't closed yet so she figured it wasn't too late to go see the guy she was irritated with. Not that she was irritated AT him, exactly, more irritated about him, but regardless, after a few drinks, this was the move that somehow made the most sense.

She thought she might regret it later. But what the hell.

After a little while she had to stop to slide the heels she'd been wearing off her feet. They looked great, but weren't made for walking distances and she was unsteady enough as it was. Still the walk was enough to sober her up (a little) and drive her irritation deeper.

How dare he complicate her life like this? Really.

Finding the window that was closest to his room (she was assuming he was in and in bed... she hoped) she reached up to knock on it with her show. And in sheer brilliance, she called out, probably not as softly as she should have been, "Aidan! See, I'm knocking! KNOCKING! Not breaking in, KNOCKING! Let me in!"

Date: 2012-08-27 05:36 am (UTC)
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Aidan had been reading when he heard the knocking. He was about to dismiss it at first but it was very quickly followed by shouting from Rachel. The last thing he wanted to do was give his roommates a reason to be upset at him, or to mock him, so he hurried to open the door.

"You also shout. What's the point of knocking if you're just going to shout?"

Date: 2012-08-27 05:49 am (UTC)
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Aidan figured that was a decent enough explanation, although nothing said she couldn't knock and then at least wait a moment and see if he answered. It only took one close look to realize why she might not be thinking as clearly as she normally would.

"Come on in," he said, stepping aside. He wasn't sure what was going on, but he thought she might be about to cause a scene.

Date: 2012-08-27 02:41 pm (UTC)
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Aidan had a lot of patience. It was one of the things that came with being so long lived, you tended to get better at waiting for things. Right now, he could wait until Rachel was ready to... say whatever she wanted to say.

"Let me get you some water."

Date: 2012-09-02 03:40 am (UTC)
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"Did the reopening go well?"

Aidan knew that the club was opening back up tonight and had figured that Rachel was there tonight. The fact that she was hungover meant... either it had gone really well or very terrible. Either way the water would help with the hangover.

Handing her the water, he watched to see if he could determine what was bothering her. The trouble with that was that Rachel often lived in a constant state of being bothered by something.

Date: 2012-09-02 04:06 am (UTC)
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Aidan wasn't sure if saying he should have been there was an accusation or just saying that she had wished he was there. The fact that she missed him was an interesting revelation though. It would have been more interesting if she wasn't drunk.

"Sorry, I didn't know you wanted me to be there."

Date: 2012-09-02 06:32 am (UTC)
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Well. That just happened. Aidan was happy that she was thinking about him, he was, but he wasn't pleased with how upset she was by that fact. That... did not bode well and helped him to keep from getting his hopes up.

"You're upset," he said, although that much was obvious. "Because you thought about me."

Date: 2012-09-02 07:10 am (UTC)
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Aidan had seen a lot of loss in his life. He'd dealt with a lot of it too, so he understood where she was coming from. No matter how often you lost people, that never made losing the next one any easier. Not forming attachments may save you from that heartache, but it slowly ate away at your humanity. In the end, you didn't hurt from the loss, but you weren't a person anymore.


He knew that this sort of thing was fleeting, just like she feared, but that meant you had to seize it, not run away from it. You might not ever get another chance.

"Rachel," he said, stepping closer. "Lonely is never better."

Just to prove it to her, he pulled her close and kissed her.

Date: 2012-09-03 06:11 am (UTC)
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Aidan didn't kiss her long, instead he wrapped his arms around her and held her close. He knew this sort of display of emotion wasn't the sort of thing that she liked to fall into and would possibly regret it in the morning, but for the moment he could just hold her and comfort her.

He kissed the top of her head and just held her. The feel of her against him was comforting and he tried not to enjoy it too much, knowing that she was likely to keep him at a bit more of a distance in the morning to make up for this display of emotion. He could deal with that when it happened though.

Date: 2012-09-03 06:39 am (UTC)
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"You do wear very nice outfits," he teased, hoping the joke would ease some of the tension. He could feel her relaxing though, which he took as a good sign. If she didn't pull away soon he imagined that she might just stay like this for a while, which was encouraging.

"But I think you're worth it."

Date: 2012-09-03 06:55 am (UTC)
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Aidan wanted to ask her what she meant by the fact that he was worth it. Worth starting a relationship? Worth putting up with the frustrating feelings? He wanted to ask but wasn't sure he wanted to get into that conversation just yet. Rachel wasn't completely sober and part of him still thought that had something to do with all of this.

"I don't think you're the one trading up," he said, pressing his forehead to hers before running his fingers through her hair. "And dancing, huh? I thought you were just a bartender there..."

Date: 2012-09-04 06:10 am (UTC)
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"Not as enticing as the other kind of dancing, but good enough to get me to go sometime with you," he said with a laugh. Aidan was getting to like dancing more and more now that it wasn't all about trying not to eat the other person.

"Just for... reference. How drunk are you right now?"

Date: 2012-09-05 05:49 am (UTC)
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"Just trying to figure out how much of this you're going to regret saying tomorrow."

Rachel has never lead him on, she's never hinted that she's wanted more then freaked out when she got it. She's been perfectly clear at every point about what she wants at that moment and what she's comfortable. All the same, the fact that she's confessing this when drunk worried him and made him a bit wary about being pleased with this information.

Date: 2012-09-08 04:59 am (UTC)
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"So what, exactly, are you doing?" Aidan asked.

Yes, she had confessed her feelings to him, but they were feelings that they both kind of knew she had all along. He wanted to be clear on the significance of this before he started making assumptions.

"I just... want to be clear."

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