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Claire Trevino

Re: [Private] Suite No.2, for solo violin

Claire Trevino | Human; Citizen

Posted on Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:27 pm

I stepped back, appreciating the music to an extent but feeling… worrisome. I’d avoided music of this type for so long, I wondered if I had been disconnected from that life and the memories of it long enough that it wouldn’t matter anymore. The feeling of it was excruciatingly familiar, and I felt like there was an answer I could easily find, but I knew I didn’t want to look. But the more she played, the more that feeling was pushing itself onto me. And the feeling that I’d lost something.. someone… just an overwhelming feeling of loss - began to make itself incredibly present in my mind.

Yes, now I’m afraid to know what he’s told you about me. Likely not much he hadn’t made apparent to me. When I knew him, I was hateful and boring. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen him, I explained while stepping away slightly from the girl with the violin. I didn’t want to feel like I was intruding on her performance, and I felt somewhat rude about talking through it, but… I was feeling so.. lonely? Was that the word? I felt like I’d had bottled up feelings and they wanted out.

I hope nothing has happened to him, really, I’d just kind of assumed he’d went to stay at one of the places where he’d traveled. I noticed that I was standing near a chair, and sitting didn’t feel like a bad idea, maybe I’d have a chat with this friend of Gabe’s, maybe we were meant to run into each other here? Perhaps he was just one of those people that had that aura or feeling to them that you’ve known them. I’m really sorry your friend is missing. I feel kind of lost myself. How terrible was it that I wanted to tell my own sad story (what of it I could) to this complete stranger when he had his own tragedy to worry about?

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Re: [Private] Suite No.2, for solo violin

Maggie Mathiasen |

Posted on Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:33 pm

I played on, listening surreptitiously to their conversation. The music came easily to me, but the magic seemed to be faltering. Why wasn’t it working? Is something wrong with me? I felt okay. I looked around the cafe nervously. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary. The nice lady at the counter earlier was peeking out from the back room to watch me play. She had a strange look on her face. Maybe she didn’t like music in her cafe.

I took the violin off my shoulder and slumped my shoulders in frustration.

It was a little sad, seeing these two strangers connect over the disappearance of a mutual friend. I guess it had killed my mood.

I walked back over to my things on the couch and put my instrument away and slung my bag over my shoulder, leaning back against the arm of the couch, listening more obviously to their conversation.

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Nothing bad. I smiled, at ease, the corners of my mouth drooping when she explained she hadn't seen Gabe for a 'long time' another dead end. I tried not to let the disappointment show, knowing it wasn't Claire's fault.

I took the chair opposite her and sat, taking her conversation as an invitation. I assumed the same myself, at first, so don't feel bad about it. He's a free spirit - hard to keep track of sometimes. Edith walked up with my tea and I smiled, taking my elbows from the table to give her room. Thanks. I said before she walked off, twisting the teacup round so the handle was in a a reachable position.

I'm sorry too, and I hope so as well, but... we'll see. I'm just hopeful some posters might get me somewhere. I don't know what it was that was keeping me there in the cafe. There was a strange sensation over me that was vaguely familiar and if Claire hadn't been so pretty I might have caught on, but she was a fair distraction. I smiled at her and reached out to touch her arm, a move that should have felt far too familiar and yet... just felt right? The scene had a strange lingering sadness to it. Hey, it can't be all that bad? And if it is, seems to me you're coping pretty well. On the surface, anyway. A girl as pretty as you shouldn't have to cope with feeling lost. I smiled, trying to inject some cheerful humor into the otherwise sad conversation. The violinist had stopped playing and I wondered if the music had been influencing our mood as we'd been listening to it. Music could be powerful with emotions, listen to a happy song, make you happy, a sad song, make you sad... even if the song hadn't sounded sad, exactly.   But if you want to talk about it, I'm all ears, and not just because you're pretty. If you endured Gabe as a roommate it makes us both part of a special, select number of humans. I offered with a grin, taking a sip of my tea. There was a movement to my side and I turned, watching the blonde sit against the couch almost as if she was listening. I raised my eyebrows, glanced back to Claire, and then shot the blonde a questioning look before shrugging it off.

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Claire Trevino

Re: [Private] Suite No.2, for solo violin

Claire Trevino | Human; Citizen

Posted on Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:21 pm

Yeah, I definitely got that from him. He was gone more than he was around, I said as I weakly smiled up to Edith. As much as I knew I should be studying, I welcomed the distraction. I was feeling on the verge of a burnout, and I didn’t mean the tire kind. The track was one day a week. I wouldn’t mind it being more, I could make it more once I knew more about taking care of the car itself. It was still nice to meet someone else, although the subject matter worried me.

If you have some extra, I can take a few posters and place them around school and uh.. at the track where I race. Edith had left and the music had stopped, and that feeling was starting to fade out. That strange feeling of melancholy and a desire to lament the past that I’d been trying to forget. Did it come with the music? It had to have, I did slightly remember that I was a musician. I’d avoided it for a good reason, it would seem.

It’s not all the time, I explained, and I regretted even saying anything. I didn’t want to be mopey, that wasn’t who I was anymore and I didn’t want to head back down that road. No, honestly, I’m.. I’m really okay. I just felt.. off for a moment. Although I could feel my cheeks flushing slightly at the fact that he did call me pretty. Even if he probably was just trying to cheer me up.

I turned to look at the blonde girl who had been playing. Although the music might have had an effect on me, I felt bad if one or both of us had been the reason she stopped playing.

Um, I hope you didn’t stop playing because of us? You’re really talented, I said, turning to her so that hopefully she’d understand I meant it, I wasn’t just being nice. But I’m sure you get that a lot.

I fell back into my chair, smiling softly again at Rupert. He wasn’t all bad, but like I said, he wasn’t around much. But that leaves me to.. well… an awkward place and probably the wrong time to say it.. but I don’t suppose you need a roommate? I’d absolutely love for him to come back, but I could use a little help with rent. Or at least if you know anyone.

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