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26 November 2013 @ 02:06 pm
Hope for the present (closed to Raven)  
Mitchell's hair was still wet, tucked back behind his ears as he stood outside the hotel bar. He had his hands stuffed into his pockets, shoulders hunched as he waited for Raven - his Raven, young Raven - to arrive. That she was meeting him was huge, he knew. But he just wanted to see her, to hold her, to assure himself that she wasn't the bitter, angry creature he met over the weekend. To see if she'd forgive him.

He hoped she'd forgive him.
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Raven Darkholme: sadnomore_hiding on November 26th, 2013 10:01 pm (UTC)
Raven arrived a few later, shuffling out of the elevator doors, a wary look on her face as she neared the bar.

She knew something had occurred this weekend, only for the fact that she didn't remember it happening at all and there had been people talking about changing age. There were flashes, but nothing all that clear.

Seeing him, she approached, not quite meeting his eyes, "Hey."
John Mitchell: oh shitchosethem on November 26th, 2013 10:35 pm (UTC)
"Hey," he echoed. She looked good. He took a step closer, reaching for her hands with his cool, gloved hands. "I'm sorry, Raven. I'm a shite person. I don't have any excuses."
Raven Darkholmenomore_hiding on November 26th, 2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
She let him take her hands, her jaw tightening, because she still remembered how much it had hurt when he'd screamed at her, made her run from that cemetery and for the first time be genuinely afraid of him.

"You... you wouldn't listen to me."
John Mitchell: George seriouschosethem on November 26th, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
"I didn't," he agreed, face pained, voice low. "When I saw George's stone, I ... he killed me so that I could set him free. But it didn't work. I don't know it didn't work; he still died. And I lost my fucking mind for a bit. I'm so fucking sorry."
Raven Darkholme: eyes closednomore_hiding on November 27th, 2013 12:59 am (UTC)
Raven swallowed, trying to hold back the threatening of more tears. She'd shed a lot of them since that night. Squeezing his hands, she sniffed, "Then what changed? Why are you okay now?"
John Mitchell: layerschosethem on November 27th, 2013 01:01 am (UTC)
"I got some sense knocked into me," he said with a small, wry smile, tugging her gently closer with their joined hands. "By you."
Raven Darkholme: walkingnomore_hiding on November 27th, 2013 01:18 am (UTC)
There was a look of confusion as she stared up at him, "By me? But..." Wait. "Oh. You met me when-- during this weekend, when people changed?"

She was aware what her future held. Logan had made it clear enough when he'd been here.
John Mitchell: pensivechosethem on November 27th, 2013 01:23 am (UTC)
"I did. And you were as beautiful as you are now. But different." He'd be careful about what he said. "And it made me realize how much I missed you. What an arse I'd been."
Raven Darkholme: disbeliefnomore_hiding on November 27th, 2013 01:26 am (UTC)
"I know, you know." she looked down at their hands, "That in the future I'm an awful person. A killer. I've met people here from the future. They've told me."
John Mitchell: Annie forehead kisschosethem on November 27th, 2013 01:28 am (UTC)
"If it's in the future," he whispered, hands cradling her face. "It doesn't have to be fact. This you is warm and beautiful inside and out. And I love you."
Raven Darkholme: mutant and proudnomore_hiding on November 27th, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)
His hands holding her face forced her to look at him, so she did. Her breath caught in her throat, "I love you too, Mitchell. But, what if I can't stop it? I can already see how I'd become that person, I'm angry about so much..."
John Mitchell: angstychosethem on November 27th, 2013 01:49 am (UTC)
"So am I," he murmured. "Maybe we can figure this shite out together, Raven. You make me want to be a better man. I won't do what I did again. I swear it."
Raven Darkholme: disbeliefnomore_hiding on November 27th, 2013 02:06 am (UTC)
Raven moved to free her hands from his, but not to move away, in order to hug him, arms going round his waist. She wouldn't be able to bare it if he did what he did again. Her heart could only take so much.

"Then we'll keep each other from falling."
John Mitchell: Annie cuddlechosethem on November 27th, 2013 02:08 am (UTC)
Hugging her, Mitchell closed his eyes, nose in her hair. "I love you, Raven. We'll save each other."
Raven Darkholmenomore_hiding on November 27th, 2013 02:15 am (UTC)
She nodded into his shoulder, not even aware of the fact that she was shaking, "We'll save each other."

God, she'd missed him.
John Mitchell: oh shitchosethem on November 27th, 2013 02:18 am (UTC)
"C'mon," he whispered, steering her away from the bar, back toward the lift. They'd go to his room. Mitchell kept her hugged to his chest. "It'll be all right."

Raven Darkholme: eyes closednomore_hiding on November 27th, 2013 02:45 am (UTC)
"I-I love you. And I missed you." she mumbled against him, letting him guide her as the moved toward whatever destination he had in mind. It didn't matter where they were going, so long as she was with him.
John Mitchell: troubledchosethem on November 27th, 2013 02:48 am (UTC)
"I missed you every fucking day," he told her, leaning back against the wall in the lift, Raven cradled to his chest. "I didn't want you to see me that way. You deserve better."
Raven Darkholme: kissingnomore_hiding on November 27th, 2013 03:01 am (UTC)
"Did..." she really didn't want to ask this question, because the answer she feared seemed likely, but she couldn't seem to stop herself. Raven clung to him tighter, "D-Did you hurt anyone?"

Kill anyone?
John Mitchell: sadchosethem on November 27th, 2013 01:25 pm (UTC)
Glad that she wasn't looking at him, Mitchell closed his eyes. "Yeah," he whispered. "I did."
Raven Darkholme: disbeliefnomore_hiding on November 27th, 2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
She buried her face deeper into his chest, "Okay. It's okay. We'll be okay." It killed her that he done that, but she'd forgive him.

Raven loved him, so of course she would, even if maybe she shouldn't. If he believed she could be escape what she'd been convinced was her future, she'd forgive him this.
John Mitchellchosethem on November 27th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
"Sometimes, it just seems easy to give up," he told her, pushing off the wall to guide Raven toward his room - ignored for weeks. "To give in to what I am."
Raven Darkholmenomore_hiding on November 27th, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
Shuffling along with him, Raven wiped at her eyes and looked up at him as they made it to his door, "Then anytime you're ready to give up... come find me, okay?"
John Mitchell: tank topchosethem on November 27th, 2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
Looking down at her, Mitchell gave her a small smile. "I promise."

Even if he knew he couldn't keep that vow.
Raven Darkholme: kissingnomore_hiding on November 28th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
She wanted to believe him, so she didn't question his vow. Smiling and hopeful, she leaned up to kiss him, hand lightly cupping his cold cheek.
John Mitchell: smirkchosethem on November 28th, 2013 12:06 am (UTC)
It was a kiss to make him feel more human; Mitchell held her tightly.

Then he unlocked the door, keeping his arm around her as he walked inside, letting the door shut behind them.
Raven Darkholme: kissingnomore_hiding on November 28th, 2013 12:12 am (UTC)
Raven kept kissing him, even as tears started to fall again. She thought she had lost him, and didn't want that to happen again. Apart of her very deeply feared she might and she wanted to do anything she could to keep that from happening.
John Mitchell: sleeping nekkidchosethem on November 28th, 2013 12:14 am (UTC)
"Shhh, Raven," he whispered against her mouth. "Shh." Already, though, he was shucking off his gloves and his jacket, She would keep him warm.
Raven Darkholme: looking innomore_hiding on November 28th, 2013 12:38 am (UTC)
Between kisses, she nodded as she fought to keep it together, sucking in shaky breaths. Letting her own coat fall to the ground, she clung to him, "Don't want to lose you... want you."
John Mitchell: sleeping nekkidchosethem on November 28th, 2013 12:42 am (UTC)
Easily, he lifted her, carrying her into the bedroom and setting her down onto the bed. That gave him a chance to loosen his boots and kick them off.
Raven Darkholmenomore_hiding on November 28th, 2013 12:49 am (UTC)
Kicking off her shoes, she just let the rest of her clothes shift away. Now naked on the bed, she continued to watch him, eyes full of love and longing.
John Mitchellchosethem on November 28th, 2013 12:55 am (UTC)
(ooc: continued here)

Edited at 2013-11-28 12:56 am (UTC)
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