You are viewing hearts_andminds

 
 
30 June 2012 @ 01:19 pm
Sidewalk Sale (dojo - open - tag Faith)  
The sidewalk in front of the dojo looked like a good old fashioned yard sale - technically sidewalk sale Clint supposed as he kicked back in a folding chair with an old bow across his lap. It was quite the eclectic array of junk though, including a large dark wood desk.

He'd gone through everything, clearing out the office (the box of the old owners personal items was under his chair waiting to be retrieved) and pulling some of the older gear that was still in decent condition but could be sold. Where they'd get new gear he wasn't sure and then the next day the shelves had been full so he felt pretty comfortable selling off the older mats and gloves and protective gear.

There was also an entire array of trashy romance novels complete with notes in the margins courtesy of the former manager, Hannibal, and a variety of older bows, swords, staffs and other weapons and paraphernalia. Strangely he'd found a number of T-shirts with funny sayings on them - he liked the one with the bullseye on it and kept that but the others were in a box by the books. There were worse ways to spend a Saturday, and after he sold everything he could go buy some furniture and coll stuff for what had formerly been the owners office and was soon going to be a lounge area for students and staff.

He stripped the string from the bow, ragged and dangerous - enough tension to shoot it and you'd snap the string and hurt yourself. Then he started restringing it with an economy of movement, testing the tension periodically as he tightened the new string.
 
 
( 172 comments — Leave a comment )
[not] the mockingjay: braidmockngjay on June 30th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
Katniss was heading to the dojo. She came a few times for target practice since she was better at the moving ones than those that were still.

She stopped at the door looking at the man she wasn't quite familiar with handle a bow and she watched, clutching her own bow in her hand.

"Hi," she said, eyes moving from the man to his hands as they worked.
Clint Barton - Hawkeyenolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
"Hey," he looked up, twisting the string so it caught and wouldn't snap back on him while he was distracted. He gave the girl the once over (curious, not at all sexual), noting the bow and smiled.

"I was wondering if anyone ever actually used the range out back."
[not] the mockingjay: worrymockngjay on June 30th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
Her brows were slightly drawn while Katniss kept her gaze moving from him to the bow and back. "I don't usually. I go out in the woods to shoot game."

But she wasn't very good at still targets. "But I need ... practice." There was barely a flicker of a smile.
Clint Barton - Hawkeyenolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
"We all need practice," he watched her watching him, curious. "Never been much for bow hunting myself, but its certainly more useful than some of the things I can do."

Like any and all of the carnival trick shooting.
[not] the mockingjay: side-eyemockngjay on June 30th, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
"I had to learn to shoot game so we don't go hungry," she told him, matter-of-fact.

"But ... Robin started teaching me how to shoot still targets. I'm," she frowned, "not very good with them." Usually missed on the first try was what it was.

"Is that your bow?"
Clint Barton - Hawkeyenolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
"Still targets are actually harder, if you're used to having to correct for motion and wind." He nodded, but if she could feed herself with the bow, she'd pick it up.

"This is one of the dojo's practice bows. Mine's inside." And was far more high tech. "Want to compare?"
(no subject) - mockngjay on June 30th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on June 30th, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on June 30th, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on June 30th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on June 30th, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 11:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on June 30th, 2012 11:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 11:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on June 30th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on June 30th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on June 30th, 2012 11:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on July 1st, 2012 12:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 12:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on July 1st, 2012 12:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 12:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on July 1st, 2012 12:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 12:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on July 1st, 2012 01:04 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 01:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on July 1st, 2012 09:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 07:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on July 1st, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on July 1st, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on July 1st, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on July 1st, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 09:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mockngjay on July 1st, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Natasha Romanov (Avengers): Oh crapbloodyledger on June 30th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
Without saying anything, Nat came up and crouched next to the box of books. She took one out and flipped through it, stopping at a page to read the notes in the margin; she chuckled a little bit. The note-maker had a point.
Clint Barton - Hawkeyenolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
"That the one with sex on a horse?" Clint looked up briefly from what he was doing, just a glance really - it was a good angle for her, then back at the bow.
Natasha Romanov (Avengers)bloodyledger on June 30th, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
"The issues with a saddle," she agreed. "He was very thoughtful."

The book got tossed back into the box and she looked at him. "You've been busy."
Clint Barton - Hawkeyenolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
"Had some pretty kinky insights into mild bondage too." He looked around at all the stuff, twisting the string so it was secured and then set the bow with others on the desk. "Kept me out of trouble at least."
Natasha Romanov (Avengers)bloodyledger on June 30th, 2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
"Anything worth trying?" She asked - about the bondage stuff. He could decide if she was kidding or not.
Clint Barton - Hawkeyenolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
He didn't think there was a snowballs chance in hell that if there was he wouldn't be the one tied up and chuckled, shaking his head despite the brief flare of heat.

"Which one of us get's tied up cause, something tells me neither of us is gonna be real happy with each others answer."
(no subject) - bloodyledger on June 30th, 2012 09:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 10:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on June 30th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on June 30th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on June 30th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on June 30th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 11:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on June 30th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 11:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on June 30th, 2012 11:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on June 30th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 12:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 12:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 12:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 12:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 12:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 12:48 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 12:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 01:00 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 01:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 01:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 02:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 02:04 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 02:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 02:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 02:20 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 02:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 03:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 03:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 03:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 03:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 03:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 03:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 03:58 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 04:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 04:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 04:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 04:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 04:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 04:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 04:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 04:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 05:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 05:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 12:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 07:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bloodyledger on July 1st, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Faith Lehanemilestogo_730 on June 30th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
Faith felt like crap cause she hadn't even known Giles was gone before that email. But she had known Hannibal was gone. They'd hardly ever talked to one another, Giles and her. Mostly because she always felt like an outsider when it came to those close to Buffy. Giles wasn't her Watcher. She shouldn't want to be close to him. To know him better.

Even if she did.

She'd always been jealous of Buffy's relationship with him but didn't want B to think she was trying to go 'Single White Female' on her again. So she'd avoided him in the village.

She came inside, looking around for the man she'd spoken too, heading toward Giles' old office thinking that might be a good place to start.
Clint Barton - Hawkeyenolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
She would find the office empty, like completely empty.

Clint had momentarily left the front to get a tool he needed from the back and walked out passing her there. He did a slight double take then, "Can I help you?"
Faith Lehane: *sadface*milestogo_730 on June 30th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
She was frowning at the empty office and looking around for anyone elsewhere that might be Clint, looking more than a little unsure who to ask.

"Uh... yeah. I got a message? About Giles' shit? Was here to pick it up."
Clint Barton - Hawkeyenolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
He nodded, and angled his head toward the door before leading the way.

"I got a box, unless you want his desk then there might be some delivery issues."
Faith Lehanemilestogo_730 on June 30th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
She shook her head, "Nah, ain't got a place for a desk. Sure you could probably just sell that. Pretty sure it doesn't have any sentimental value for anyone who knew him... probably."

But no doubt Buffy would give her shit about it anyway for not taking it. Oh well.
Clint Barton - Hawkeyenolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
"Yeah it doesn't look like an heirloom or anything, nice desk but.. hand me down material?" He shrugged, once outside he pulled the box out from under his chair and set it on the desk. "This is all of it here, except the fencing gear that's over there."
Faith Lehanemilestogo_730 on June 30th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
She glanced back at the fencing gear, "Might as well take that too." Faith didn't fence really, but it practically screamed Giles.

She turned to look to see what was in the box, pictures of the Scoobies, random nicknacks. A stake, the Vampyr book. Her hand settled over that a moment.
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milestogo_730 on June 30th, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milestogo_730 on June 30th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milestogo_730 on June 30th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milestogo_730 on June 30th, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milestogo_730 on June 30th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 11:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milestogo_730 on July 1st, 2012 12:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 12:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milestogo_730 on July 1st, 2012 12:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 12:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milestogo_730 on July 1st, 2012 12:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 12:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milestogo_730 on July 1st, 2012 12:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 12:49 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milestogo_730 on July 1st, 2012 12:53 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 12:58 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milestogo_730 on July 1st, 2012 01:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 01:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milestogo_730 on July 1st, 2012 01:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 02:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milestogo_730 on July 1st, 2012 02:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 02:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - milestogo_730 on July 1st, 2012 02:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
Buffy Anne Summers: Slayer comma thescythe_matters on June 30th, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
Buffy hated that she hadn't known Giles was gone, it felt like abandonment all over again. Logic had nothing to do with it. When she got the message that Giles stuff was in a box she headed over to the dojo and paused when she saw the dojo equipment and the for sale sign. Buffy knew it shouldn't matter, people came and went and the new owners could do whatever they wanted, but seeing that made it final that Giles was gone and it pissed her off. She wanted to hit something hard.

"Excuse me." She assumed the guy stringing the bow was at least part of the dojo even if she'd never seen him before. "I'm looking for the person that said they had a box of Giles' stuff."

Clint Barton - Hawkeyenolessvirtuous on June 30th, 2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
"That's me, you.. Buffy?" The other woman, Faith, had mentioned her name. He twisted the string to secure it and looked up at her with a half smile.
Buffy Anne Summersscythe_matters on July 1st, 2012 12:43 am (UTC)
Buffy blinked in surprise, not expecting that at all, since she was pretty sure she hadn't given her name before.

"Uh, yeah?"
Clint Barton - Hawkeyenolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 12:48 am (UTC)
"You're my second visitor about Mr. Giles' stuff." he said by way of explanation. "The other woman, she mentioned your name when I said I had someone else coming by. She said to leave it for you." Except for the single photo and a stake she'd taken.
Buffy Anne Summers: with Gilesscythe_matters on July 1st, 2012 01:00 pm (UTC)
That had her relaxing a little bit and Buffy actually liked that Faith had stepped up. Yes there was the twinge of jealousy knowing that Faith and Giles got a lot closer and HE LEFT HER FOR FAITH, but it was still nice.

"Faith." Buffy nodded. "We've known Giles since High School." And yeah Buffy wasn't going to acknowledge SHE WAS ALMOST 30
Clint Barton - Hawkeyenolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 07:55 pm (UTC)
"Can't have been long then," hey he could be charming. "She took a picture she was in, but she said you'd probably want the rest."
(no subject) - scythe_matters on July 1st, 2012 08:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scythe_matters on July 1st, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scythe_matters on July 1st, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 09:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scythe_matters on July 1st, 2012 10:24 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 1st, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scythe_matters on July 1st, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 2nd, 2012 03:18 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scythe_matters on July 2nd, 2012 10:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 2nd, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scythe_matters on July 2nd, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 3rd, 2012 02:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scythe_matters on July 4th, 2012 10:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 4th, 2012 02:43 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scythe_matters on July 4th, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 5th, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scythe_matters on July 6th, 2012 11:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 6th, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scythe_matters on July 7th, 2012 05:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 7th, 2012 06:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scythe_matters on July 7th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 7th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scythe_matters on July 7th, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 8th, 2012 12:56 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - scythe_matters on July 8th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nolessvirtuous on July 8th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
( 172 comments — Leave a comment )