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Index was once a small and close-knit community, but the town located on the western side of Washington state has grown in recent years beyond anyone's expectations. It is the ideal place for those who work in Seattle but can't afford the city's high real estate prices, and for others the natural beauty attracts them to the town. And Index truly is a beautiful place - surrounded by thick evergreen trees, tall mountains and glistening rivers and lakes. While weather is typically rainy with overcast skies even this does nothing to take away from the beauty of the town, and it is only highlighted further when the heavy snow graces the town and caps the mountains in winter. To many, Index would seem like a paradise. And yet lurking beneath this visual beauty there is more to this town than anyone might ever imagine...

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Re: [Private] A Regular Hawkeye Pierce

Laurel Davis | Human; Citizen

Posted on Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:34 pm

I grudgingly accepted Ben's help and stood up, brushing myself off sheepishly. I stared at him with a mix of frustration and sympathy. How could he make me sympathize, maybe even empathize with him after everything? I guess I understood what it was like to make decisions when you felt so unwanted and unneeded. There'd been a time in my life when shame and self-hatred weighed so heavily upon me that I didn't really think life was worth living anymore. I still dealt with those feelings, real depression wasn't something you just got over.

Have you ever considered that maybe I thought we could relate? After you said that stuff about how work made it hard to make relationships, and even now. You were witty and charming, but there was a deeper side of you that reminded me of myself. I'd essentially just shown him my hand. I set my cards on the table in spite of myself. In spite of my reservations, I couldn't just let someone like myself suffer on the chance that I was being played. I figured that even if he hurt me I could bounce back, but if he was being honest and I rejected him I wasn't sure that it would be that way.

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Re: [Private] A Regular Hawkeye Pierce

Benjamin Reese | Vampire; Infant

Posted on Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:37 pm

I didn't want to relate to anyone. I didn't need to relate to anyone. I don't know what it was about women that made them think everything had to be so fucking tied up in emotional relationships. Just fucking live. Just live, and get what you want. Life a goddamn mess and there's no controlling your own life, so don't even try to control the happiness of others. Don't fucking worry about it.

Yeah. I mean no. I don't know. I wanted you to, but - What the hell was I blabbering on about? I was actually legit trying to answer her question. I guess I could at least give her a small amount of honesty. We can relate, yeah, absolutely. We have similar problems, but I'm pretty sure we'll have different answers, Laurel. Relationships were some bullshit to make us feel less lonely. The concept of two people being stuck with each other and only each other seemed incredibly lonely, wrong, and boring. It seemed like something that would completely rob someone of so many life experiences. But it was what was burned in everyone's skulls and it was maddening. I was suddenly frustrated with the fact that you had to beg and plead for someone to understand that not everything had to be permanent. You had to make a game of it.

I need to get back to work. My finger trailed along the desk as I left the office.

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Re: [Private] A Regular Hawkeye Pierce

Laurel Davis | Human; Citizen

Posted on Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:48 pm

There are some sayings that just make you wonder what whoever invented them was thinking because they are completely ridiculous, but sometimes you find yourself in a situation where one of those saying suddenly make sense. The truth will set you free. When you are trapped in a lie, it seems completely crazy to think something like that, but for me, in the current situation, it was very true. I'd been afraid of making myself vulnerable to Ben - afraid that he might use my honesty to hurt me. But it was when I told the truth that it set me free. I liked Ben, I really did, but when I was honest with him his response pretty much told me everything. It made me glad that our relationship never made it any further than it did.

I folded my arms and watched silently as Ben left. I was disappointed, sure, but ultimately it was for the best that it ended this way. Neither one of us was really mad. I had my answers, Ben had what he wanted. We could go on occasionally working together and act like none of this had ever happened. It was almost anticlimactic, really. There's another saying that could somewhat be applied to the situation - all's well that ends well.

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