Title: Breath, hold it...now let it all out.
Arielle Clarkson - March 26, 2012 03:08 AM (GMT)
had being procrastinating all day. She had made a schedule for herself, one that she forced herself to follow, but that day she was bored and actually ripped off of her wall. It was useless, she didn't even want to see it that day for it made her want to go back to her overly controlled life. The life she hated, the one that reminded her of being home with her obsessive compulsive mother who forced her to do everything perfectly. No, she wanted to do whatever she wanted that day. So after she took the schedule off her wall, she went out of her cabin, taking in all the fresh air she could for she liked it, it was actually so...calming.
Where could she go now? Oh well, who cared really, she just wanted to walk. And so did the Ares girl do. She started walking, observing her surroundings. It was a pretty entertaining and funny activity actually. Arielle just loved looking at people, seeing what they did every day. Some were interesting to watch, others were highly boring and she ended up just staring somewhere else. Somewhere a lot more interesting.
Eventually though, Arielle reached the strawberry fields. That was a nice place to be in fact, really peaceful even though there were times in which she found the place full of campers, sometimes she found the same campers there so of course, that bored her but she liked the place. This time though, the blonde fifteen year old didn't stop or sit under a shady tree, no, she just continued walking slowly as she let her hair fall over her back. Yes it was messy but it felt so good to just feel the wind!
Maybe socializing wasn't that bad though, maybe she could talk to someone. And by the way, she hadn't talked to Jax in a while and well, that was quite important since he was in fact one of the two or three people that she talked to there.
Jax Bailey - March 26, 2012 03:21 AM (GMT)
Jax was not one to be in a bad mood ever, but today, everything had been making him mad. In fact, he had been staying away from people today after the fifth or sixth kid asked him what was wrong. Was it a crime just for Mr Sunshine to be in a bad mood for once? It wasn't like it never happened before.
To be honest though, the problem was Lana. Not her specifically, because he was crazy about her, but the whole thing between her and Gabriel. Jax hated the kid, because he was pompous, and because mr Snooty Princess thought that Jax was trash. It made him furious, because it made Jax himself think less of what he was. Made him think that he really was trash, and that he didn't deserve a girl like Lana. He was below her and he knew that, and he kept wondering when the day would come when she would realize that. When she would realize that Jax was better at stealing than earning straight, and that he really was a bit of a scoundrel. He was an accidental bad guy, but he couldn't help that.
It also didn't help that Lana had made him promise to be nice to Gabriel. Jax knew though that there was no point. Him and Gabie would always be too different to ever be able to function peacefully together. Jax could be nice to anyone because that was in his nature, but one day, Gabe would keep jabbing and putting on a good show of fake niceness, and Jax would snap. Then the whole thing would blow up in his face, and how could he date a girl that had a friend that would never like her boyfriend. As well as visa versa.
Jackson hadn't even realized he had walked out of his cabin, or that he stalked through the whole camp. The next thing he knew he was in the strawberry fields, and there was a familiar blonde head a few feet away. It was Arielle, and Jax immediately knew that this had happened on purpose. Who better to calm him down than serene little Arielle.
He walked up behind her and covered her eyes. He was still going to be nice to her, no matter how mad he was feeling today.
Arielle Clarkson - March 28, 2012 05:00 AM (GMT)
Arielle had being walking mindlessly, she didn't even know where she was going eventually but she did know that her speed was really rather slow. Still, she didn't care, it wasn't like she was bothering anyone and well, she didn't really have any other place to go so she just kept on strolling lazily. Eventually though, she wasn't seeing anything! Someone had put his hands on her eyes. Immediately, the fifteen year old blonde placed her hands over the other person's hands but as soon as she heard that familiar voice talk to her, her lips curved into a smile. Yes, that was usually the reaction she had when he was around. Weird really, but true.
"Let me guess," she said, "Mr.Sunshine blocking the sun?" the girl said jokingly as she moved away from Jax's hands and turned around to look at him, the smile still placed on her thin face. Well, that meant that she wasn't going to be alone for the rest of her walk and that was nice, especially if it was Jax for he happened to be the only person she really liked at camp. Besides, he also happened to be quite good-looking so it was all cool.
Even though she cherished silenced more than anything in the world, Arielle wanted to talk, which was quite bizarre since the Ares girl was not one to like chatty or perky people, it bothered her greatly, they were annoying. But now she wanted to talk, talk to him, not just anyone...him. "So," Arielle started, "wanna walk with me?" She asked him, really hoping that he would agree for it had being days since they had last talked and for once, ever since they started talking in that particular day, her usual annoying monotonous tone was not there. "Or you wanna teach boring old Arielle how to get in trouble?" she asked jokingly, her voice soft. Yeah, she was starting to do that quite often, joking, smiling and that sort of superfluous nice stuff that she wasn't used to doing before. "I'd much rather have walking but it's up to you," she said.
Jax Bailey - April 1, 2012 03:19 AM (GMT)
Jax couldn't deny that he was happy to see her. She would be able to keep him chill hopefully. He gave her a little smirk and started leading them on the walk. He needed to keep moving, release some tension and the like. Even though he was mad though, he kept pretty level headed about it. His temper was not explosive, way more passive aggressive.
"Of course we can walk together," He said to her, although he already had begun. He just let a bit of silence hang in the air. He wasn't sure if he should really say anything. He could trust Arielle right? He looked over at her, she was so quiet usually, in fact the only time Jax ever saw his friend talk was when he was around. He was pretty sure she wasn't going to go telling everyone his business. Besides, friends didn't do that to each other.
"I um, I'm really mad today," He said out loud. It was to her of course, but he didn't look at her when he said it. Jax just wasn't used to bad moods or being angry, so when he was, it through off his whole demeanor. It was probably quite noticeable that he wasn't completely himself. He wished he knew how better to deal with his anger. When people expected you to be nothing but smiles and jokes all the time, sometimes you forget how to deal with the more deep emotions. Augh, deep emotions just weren't his thing.
He chanced another glance at Arielle. Would she laugh at what he said? He did kind of say it in a way that might seem to other people like he was joking, except that he wasn't at all.
Arielle Clarkson - April 1, 2012 11:50 PM (GMT)
In Arielle's head, Jax and silence didn't go well together. They were like oil and water, they didn't go well together. Her and silence had being friends for so long that she no longer knew where silence ended and she started, but she would never have imagined seeing Jax silent. It was definitely a change, weird but at the same time she felt comfortable for the Ares girl always liked being quiet a lot more than she liked chattering incessantly. Oh and she even forgot the little smirk.Jax...smirking. There was something going on but Arielle was not one to ask if the situation didn't ask for it for she felt as if she was intruding or something.
"Alright then, great," she said softly as she tried to catch up with him since she had stayed behind. And the silence continued, which was weird and it was making her a bit uncomfortable. She wasn't about to break the silence though, if he wanted to talk to her then she was going to let him be the one to start a conversation. Besides, she was really awkward at starting conversations and keeping them going, she would much rather have the other person do all that.
And he said it. See? She knew it, she knew there was something going on with him. Jax was called Mr.Sunshine for a reason. He lit up the place whenever he came around, he was like a huge ray of sunlight. But apparently the light had drained from the boy that day. Right. Awkward much? Yes. Arielle was now debating whether she should ask him about it or not and if she really was going to care about what he was going to say or not.
So of course, the silence continued until she let out a huge sigh and decided to speak. "You're mad?" She asked him, as they walked, "Do you want to talk about it? What happened?" Arielle asked, and once again, she was faced with a decision. Was it during those moment sin which people had to be affectionate or not? For Zeus sake, being sociable was so complicated. So the blonde fifteen year old decided to wait a bit and listen to what he had to say.
Jax Bailey - April 8, 2012 03:01 AM (GMT)
They walked on in the silence, which was really more of Arielle's thing than Jax's, but today he was just not on his usual wave length. So when his friend asked him what happened, he had to spill. He wasn't one that kept things inside, and if someone asked what was wrong, he would tell them, what was the point in hiding it anyways?
"Do you know Gabriel Robin?" He asked, wondering if Arielle had a general opinion about the boy or not. It would be interesting to see what she made of him, but Jax decided he might as well explain why he brought the boy up.
"It's just that, he is really close friends with Lana, and I think he has this thing for her. Not to mention the fact that we totally hate each other," He said, keeping a close eye on her for a reaction of some sort. "We ran into each other and he was all like, 'You're an inbred idiot,' and 'That's Mr Robin to you.' Like who talks like that anymore? And I may not look like much but I'm certainly not trash," He said and angrily kicked a rock out of his way.
As if it wasn't hard enough that he was dating a well to do girl like Lana, and Jax didn't have two dimes to rub together, he didn't need Gabriel pointing that out. Plus Jax was really scared that any day now the other kid would make a move on his girl. He trusted Lana though, and he could tell she was crazy about him, so he had nothing to worry about, but it was always in the back of his head. After all, the spark and chemistry of a new fling wouldn't last forever, what would happen when Lana started to notice and feel that they were from two opposite worlds. He was sure glad he had Arielle here to talk to at least. She could help him figure it out he hoped.
Arielle Clarkson - April 10, 2012 05:50 AM (GMT)
The question came out a bit surprising to Arielle. Quite a question really but she figured everyone knew everyone else met everyone else in camp. "Yes, I quite do, met him once," the blonde said but she couldn't see how everything was connected. The boy, Gabriel, came off as a well to do boy, pretty much like her: cultured and everything. But if they asked her, and not that she was going to ever say that aloud, she would much rather hang out with Jax. See, Jax was different from her, which was what made spending time with him a lot more interesting and exciting. But once again, she was unsure if she had to ask why he suddenly asked her about Gabriel.
And there was no need to ask at all for he just started talking about the relationship that they he had with Gabriel and some Aphrodite girl named Lana. Well it was hard not to know about the Aphrodite girls when absolutely everyone talked about them. But she decided to go back to that later and listen to what Jax was saying very closely, so she could maybe give her opinion later or ask about the two or three things that she was not understanding so far. So the blonde Ares girl walked silently by his side just listening to what her friend was saying, not even thinking about anything else just listening and trying to make everything stay on her mind for when her dreaded time to speak had to come.
Eventually it did, since Jax stopped talking. Arielle stayed quiet for a while, staring down at the ground as the wind made her blonde hair fall over her face but she was too busy thinking to even worry about getting it out of her face. She was too busy thinking about how grave those accusations were and how could someone say such things without properly knowing the person. Maybe she was way too biased, but so far, Jax was her only friend, and maybe the only real friend she had had in all her life. She had to say something, she definitely had to say something.
She took a deep breath and even though she hesitated for a minute, she walked closer to him and wrapped her arm around his. Yes, that was the closest she had ever being to anybody. But apparently the social convention said that a hug or something pretty similar to it was required in those situations. Arielle didn't do hugs, and she knew that wasn't very similar, but she figured he needed some kind of reassurance, right?
"So,first of all" she started," as a friend, I can tell you that you are most definitely not trash Jax, you are certainly...a lot. I mean, you are amazing, and good looking, and fun and more than money or anything else you have a heart and...I don't know, you shouldn't believe that, you're one of a kind, " somewhere along the way the girl had forgotten about the rules of speech and grammar, where to stop and where to take a break. She had just talked, ranted in fact, but at least never losing her soft monotone. "And you're going with that girl, not with him, you shouldn't care for what he thinks, nor should she, and if she does, she''d be a really foolish girl, it's you, Jax, not some random boy, it's you, and by the way, what is that? You didn't tell me you had a thing going on with the girl!"Yes, she was very biased, she didn't even recognize herself in that moment. But...it was Jax, she had being right..it was him. Whomever let him go was definitely not smart enough.
Jax Bailey - April 17, 2012 10:52 PM (GMT)
Jax cracked a grin when Arielle wanted to know who the girl was. Guess it hadn't gotten all around camp yet, that him and Lana were a thing. He looked at her sheepishly. "The girl is Lana Grey, do you know her?" He hoped that if she did she at least liked her. Wouldn't do for Jax's friends not to like his girl.
He now thought about what else Arielle had said. It seemed despite their odd first meeting and everything, that Jax had grown on her, and perhaps left a good impression. Getting the complements cheered his spirits a bit. Sometimes it was just nice to be reminded that you were the nice guy, and what you were feeling sometimes was just silly. She was right, Jax shouldn't worry about what Gabriel said. He knew that he wasn't trash, and so did Arielle, and all the other people that mattered, so why worry?
"I just hate having to let him get away with talking to me like that," He said, but his mood was lighter, and there was the normal smile always threatening to charm you playing on his lips. "I bet he has a lot of fancy things in his cabin. Please tell me you know where he bunks! We could go relieve him of some of it," Jax said with a wicked look in his eye. Of course he was always just half joking. Though he totally would do something like that. Well maybe not. Or yes? Not even Jax knew if he would cave to that temptation. He wasn't always the good guy you know.
"So how about you?" He asked, nudging her. "You getting out there? Making new friends and getting in catfights? Maybe you're secretly blowing everyone away with your hidden karaoke talent and I have just been oblivious!" Of course he was running away with his sarcasm, but he also genuinely wanted to know what was going on in his friend's life.
Arielle Clarkson - April 23, 2012 09:49 PM (GMT)
Lana Grey. Hmm. She didn’t know her but she did know the girl was a daughter of Aphrodite. That translated to blonde airhead with nothing better to do with her life than stare at herself in a mirror while telling herself that she was beautiful. Arielle realized how stereotypical that sounded; she was judging the girl just because she was a daughter of the goddess of love. But then again, he doubted any of them could be remotely different. She wasn’t about to say that to Jax though, at least not as she thought it. “No,” she said sharply, “I’ve seeing her but I’ve never talked to her,” she added. “So how’s she? Personality wise?” Who knew, maybe the girl was really different.
It was awkward and for a moment she thought her cheeks gained a rather rosy color so she gazed down to the ground and let her blonde hair cover her face for a bit. She didn’t even know how or when she had said all those things to Jax. She wasn’t one to give out compliments just because. For a while she felt incredibly awkward. What was that camp doing to her? For Zeus’ sake since when did she talk that much and complimented someone that much? Something was definitely not right. But she tried to calm down and not let her expression show everything she was feeling.
A smile spread across her face when she saw him smile. So that’s what making someone feel better felt like. It wasn’t really her style since she was not known for making people feel better and neither was her father. It felt…rather nice though. “We can borrow Pepper’s lighter and set it on fire,” Arielle said jokingly. “He won’t even know what hits him,” the girl said through small giggles. “You up for it?” she asked, but of course she was only joking…kinda. “You shouldn’t worry about what he says, okay…I think he’s got quite an ego.”
Karaoke talent, not likely but it managed to make her laugh at least. Catfights? No likely either, although she wasn’t afraid of getting into one if the situation asked for it. Please, she was a daughter of Ares. But then again, at least it made her laugh. “Well, to be honest I’ve being quite bored. Doing nothing, reading, getting on Pepper’s nerves, training. Trust me your life’s a lot more interesting than mine,” she said to him, heaving a huge sigh.