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December 4th, 2011, 3:35 am #21

Vityai snarled something that could have been some sort of grin at one point, his hand twisting in Taavi's hair because didn't you know, Taavi? Mud is wonderful for the hair and complexion and not pissing off the irritated wildcat Baker on top of you.

Another handful of mud, right there in his hand and about to be shoved in Taavi's face when, har har, the other mans joke came out. Like a moron. Vityai's hand stopped in mid-air, mud dripping between his fingers and blank expression staring down at him. "Thank you for that." And whether or not Taavi heard it mattered little to Vityai because he had mud in his hair and on his neck thanks to Taavi and his fingers.

He shoved the mud into Taavi's hair before he tried to wrestle himself free from the hands in this hair. Since Taavi had been trying to buck him off anyway, at least it meant he could stumble back up to his feet. Balance came with some difficulty, Vityai teetering as he grabbed up his wet shirt from the muddy ground.

"Are you done?" He squeezed out his shirt, as if that would do anything to keep it from being soaked through and through. Vityai scowled, pushing his hair back from his face with one mud-caked hand. "We haven't caught anything thanks to your lack of balance. Get up."
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December 4th, 2011, 4:36 am #22

Aaaaand, just like that, the Vit attack was over? Taavi blinked a few times. He was pretty sure that no one had snuck up and taken away wildcat!Vityai, because he had been watching the whole time. Once free of Vit's unusually strong legs, Taavi made an effort at clearing his face of mud. His efforts were hampered by the fact that, oh yeah, his hands were muddy too. That made cleaning things difficult.

An uncomfortable emotion knotted in his stomach, like a pit of snakes. Had he upset Vit? That... no. Of course he hadn't. Vit wasn't some overly sensitive touchy-feely kind of guy. You couldn't hurt his feelings with a sledgehammer. But you could make him feel really uncomfortable like, say, by making a sex joke at the asexual...

"Shit, I think you got some in my mouth, bleeech... great, now my ass hurts, and I've got terrible stuff in my mouth. I'm pretty sure there's a horrible joke there, but I'm too much of a gentleman to make it." Pfff, no, he absolutely was not. He was just trying to be a bit more sensitive, or at least something that could pass for 'sensitive' in dim lights.

"Oh, come on. That was not my fault. Those barrels ambushed me and you know it!" he protested, trying to squeeze some of the mud and muck from his hair. Aww... and he had just brushed it that night and everything. "And now look at us. We've got... got... camouflage. That's what we've got." He clapped Vit on the shoulder with a squealch of a noise and grinned, trying to make some sort of amends. "Those hoppers don't stand a chance."
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December 8th, 2011, 12:44 am #23

It happened to be very easy to just make Vityai stop. Ridiculously so, actually. All you had to do was send a sharp, cold spike of something he didn't want to hear through him and it'd be all over. Every time Taavi brought up his past conquests, Vityai just got angry, irritated by anything and everything having to do with the sharding idiot. Others could have labelled it as being passive-aggressive and be right on the mark, but if he heard such a thing the absolute horror of that knowledge would irritate him. So when he happened to be messing around, actually fucking enjoying himself with his friend, in a thunderstorm, and Taavi brought them up? Something cold and hard settled in the pit of his stomach and he froze up, mud in his hand, and that was his turn off switch.

Away from the fun, from the thunderstorm, from the mud and the shirts and the cold. He clicked off, ignored the blathering and the discussion of mud and taste. And barrels, he ignored those too, until Taavi touched him. Vityai scowled, dropped his shoulder to get away from Taavi's touch, half-spinning to glower at him.

"Right," he said, shoving the shirt-net-knot at Taavi's chest in retaliation for the touch. "Don't be ambushed by the barrels again, I'm not going to try and help you this time."

Vityai ran his muddy hand through his hair, slicking it back with mud and water before slid away, propelled mostly by his bare feet and the thick mud. The knot in his stomach hardened with each snappish word, anger quelled some with the cold and the knowledge that yes, thunderstorm and maybe if he kept away and quiet or angry, Taavetti would stop being an ass.

He dove for the first leaping figure he saw, knees to the ground and hands gripping the croaking thing, a large hopper with all six legs flailing in the air. Number one! And the knot eased. He looked to Taavi and held up the animal.

Ta-da, see? Everything was fine. There were hoppers.
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December 12th, 2011, 9:09 pm #24

Yep. Vit was definitely angry. Now that Taavi had figured out the complete obvious, the next step was probably to... figure out what had caused the problem? Taavi considered this for a full three seconds. Pffff, nawwwww! They were men and men handled things in a manly fashion by glaring at problems until they went away. Or, in Taavi's case, by simply grinning at it. Vit would feel better soon enough and it wasn't like it was Taavi's fault that he was such a grumptopus. Or possibly an octogrump.

"I'll try my very best to avoid being ambushed by barrels. It's not my fault. They leapt out of nowhere at me." Wellll, as much as a barrel could leap out at someone, which wasn't at all. But that wasn't the point. The point was to act like a moron until Vit smiled again or whatever it was that he did to show pleasure.

Hoppers fixed everything. As Vit dove forward, Taavi took one step to help the other boy up, just in case he had a sudden attack of gravity. But nope. Just hoppers. And a damn big one too. Taavi let out a whistle and held out the shirt-bag. "Let's hope the kitchen knows how to prepare these little bastards."
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February 2nd, 2012, 4:47 am #25

Everything was fine with hoppers. Taavi got ambushed and blah blah but at least he was pretending to be back with it. Vit had a squirming hopper in his hand and water in his hair (along with mud and, he was pretty sure, small sticks) with a Taavi in front of him with the shirt bag. The terriblinghandler wrinkled his nose, water clogging up his nose and making him squint more.

The mood sucked.

Vityai had once wanted to be a Harper before he realized that being a Baker was something he could actually do. He didn't have a bad voice and enough skill with a lap-harp to be passable if he got drunk at a party and started to sing. He sighed.

"No one mourns the wicked! No one cries, they don't return! No one lays a lily on their grave!" Maybe not the best showtune but what better way to show that the rain was awesome? That and the fact that as soon as he'd finished belting out the words to the lovely musical he heard once from an Offworlder, Vityai reached out and grabbed Taavi by his stupid hair. His hands twisted, jerked, and he stood on his tiptoes in order to kiss him.

So fucking there.
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