Title: Branching Out
Will Kendall - May 21, 2012 11:34 PM (GMT)
Will tugged on the lapel of the black suit coat her wore over a pale green shirt and black pants. It wasn't overly formal, but it was definitely more formal than he was used to. Stefan had taught him to always look his best though, so he put on the best thing he owned at the moment and ventured out.
Stefan also wanted him to interact with people his own age, so when Will had noticed the posting about the show tonight, he decided to come and check it out. He walked in, carrying himself tall. It wasn't too long until the show would begin. It was crowded but not overpoweringly so that Will would be turned off.
He definitely needed to do this.
He was seated at a table, so he had a view of the stage, but he couldn't see their sweat or anything. He politely thanked the hostess. He thought he recognized the waitress but he couldn't be positive. He ordered a tonic water with lime. He didn't feel as uncomfortable as he thought he would, although this was his first outing in a long time.
He hoped he looked okay and everything went smoothly.
He thanked the girl when she returned and took a sip of his drink.
Eli Bennet - May 22, 2012 12:01 AM (GMT)
Eli wasn't nearly as formally dressed as some of the others in the lounge, just a simple pair of jeans and a semi-decent looking shirt (Cae was the one who got all the fancy looking clothes and it was almost shaming how easily Eli created every single piece of clothing that she wanted). He slipped past the hostess, not caring to be seated by himself.
He'd though about bringing Jeremiah, simply because why not? But had decided against it. The other man was....interesting. Eli liked having him around. Would probably keep him around until he found a name that fit because none of them seemed to....
But that was for another night. Now he was just here to have fun, have a drink, do whatever. It was almost his birthday, wasn't that good enough?
He grinned a little, stopping besides a table where a young man was sitting by himself. "Mind if I join you~?"
Santana Lopez - May 22, 2012 12:09 AM (GMT)
Santana heard about the Klaine show and it seemed like a good excuse to try and hang out with Quinn again. So she invited the blonde but arrived early to reserve a table and a special waitress, Erin of course. The table wasn't small, she wasn't sure if Quinn was bringing more people or not, and Santana wouldn't be against anyone else who filtered in to sit with them.
Something festive felt like just what she needed right now. And hopefully it would be enough that she would be able to just sleep in peace tonight. She waited at the table for other people to arrive, legs crossed she wore her skirt and a top she bought today for the occasion, smirking across the room at Erin.
Will Kendall - May 22, 2012 12:35 AM (GMT)
Will glanced up and part of him wanted to bite him on pure principal, but William decided to ignore that part of his brain, and go on instinct.
"Sure," He said quietly, but politely. Stefan told him not to rude. "Want a drink?" He asked, raising a hand for the waitress. Erin came back, smiling when she saw Eli.
"Well, Mr. Bennett, fancy seeing you here," She said, in a friendly manner. "What can I get for you my friend?"
Eli Bennet - May 22, 2012 11:41 PM (GMT)
How fun~ Eli smiled again, taking the offered - given? - seat. "Thank you," he murmured quietly. Too much pressure and this one would run off and that didn't seem like fun for anyone.
His smile shifted into something else as Erin moved into his line of sight. "Why hello there Princess~" He hadn't seen Erin in....ages, hadn't talked to her since his phone call to Kris and he hadn't bothered speaking to either of them since then, hadn't bothered seeking any of them out. Cae didn't seem to dote upon them anymore.
"I'll have..." he hesitated for a second, eyes shifting over his new companion, "What he's having~" He didn't know what it was, but the other boy looked uptight, meaning it probably wasn't anything major. Such a shame.
Erin O'Brien - May 23, 2012 04:36 PM (GMT)
"He's drinking tonic and lime," She informed him. She paused for a moment as voices drifted to her from the stage. She glanced up at the stage, smiling slightly, because all three of them really knew how to work a stage.
"I have to drop drinks off for Rachel," Erin said with a smile. "I'll be right back to take your order," She said as she walked off, tray in hand.
"I'm too young to drink," Will interjected. "I'm only 16." He felt like he was a lot older actually, then a mere 16 years old. He felt about 80 most days actually.
"How are you liking the city so far?" Will asked. He was just able to get the question out when Erin returned.
"What can I get for you?" She asked. "Hey, this is off topic, but have you seen Kris?"
Eli Bennet - May 24, 2012 04:05 PM (GMT)
Oh that really was such a shame. Probably meant he was even more uptight than originally thought....wouldn't bend the rules just a little, and the majority of the people here could get away with bending the rules just enough to get a good drink out of it.
Eli nodded, expecting it however. He could sneak a drink later, push Jeremiah just enough if all else failed. A slow smile started, the ends of his lips twisting up. Yes~
"I'm only seventeen," he offered up. A week until he was eighteen, but there was no need to share that.
His head tilted up as Erin returned, an eyebrow quirking slightly. "I haven't spoken to Kris since before we all arrived here. I haven't seen him since before that. Why?"
And wasn't that an interesting sort of panic? Maybe he was slightly more attached than he wanted.... "Is everything alright?" He tried again.
Will Kendall - May 25, 2012 01:56 AM (GMT)
Awesome. Will just loved to be ignored. He rolled his eyes a bit, but not enough as Eli would notice, although Eli really didn't notice anything that wasn't directly related to him anyway, so Will wasn't too worried.
"Do you think I could get another one?" He asked, raising his glass to Erin when the redhead returned.
"Of course," She said with a smile, grabbing the glass. "Be back in a moment," She said as she went to the bar to get the drinks. It didn't take long, and soon she was back, setting the drinks down in front of the two.
Erin raised an eyebrow at Eli. "I wouldn't know. I think he is being a bit of a recluse actually. " She didn't say anything other than that. It wasn't her place. She smiled, and went to see if her other tables needed anything.
"It was bad," Will murmured. "Where he was. It was bad."
Eli Bennet - May 25, 2012 02:17 AM (GMT)
Eli quirked an eyebrow in the other boy's direction, catching the eye roll that he apparently thought he'd miss. Funny how people thought he never payed attention. He waited until Erin was gone again before eyeing him. "I was about to say that I can neither compliment the city on it's excellence nor complain about it's worse qualities. My siblings seem to enjoy it here, so here is where we will remain."
Eli looked back up at Erin when the redhead returned. His eyes narrowed slightly as she left again because it wasn't nice to tease and then leave. His gaze shifted back to the other. "And where was he exactly?"
Will Kendall - May 25, 2012 03:32 AM (GMT)
Will smiled slightly, his tongue flicking out a bit as her wet his lips. Will enjoyed his new life, perhaps a little too much.
His expression grew very serious as he stared into his drink for a moment, trying to formulate how to answer his question. It wasn't as if he himself had been in the prison. He had just read about and seen photos. It was definitely not someplace that he wanted to be.
"It was a prison, but a really fucked up prison," He said softly. "Did you see the match?"
Eli Bennet - May 25, 2012 03:58 AM (GMT)
"No, I haven't," his voice was slightly snappy, just a hint, because how damn hard was it to say he was in Ohio? And what the fuck was he doing in Ohio. He had been in St. Fabray, Erin had said so herself, and Eli still trusted the other.
An escape plan then, a rescue plan, probably a half cocked one that was more about brute strength than planning because that was how... Eli's eyes flashed, narrowing slightly.
He downed the the water in one swig, fingers digging a little into the glass. He needed something stronger. He didn't want to monopolize Erin's time though, she had more patrons then the them, especially with the fucking Kurt and Blaine show going on up on stage.
What the fuck was he even doing here. He should have walked out the moment he'd seen Kurt and Blaine up on stage, the moment he'd seen what's his face blonde over by the bar, shit, seen Erin as the waitress.
God why hadn't he invited Jeremiah? Eli could have pressed all the right buttons to make it worth their time...
Eli squared his jaw, making sure the angry tone was gone when he opened his mouth again. "Thank you for telling me." There was a slight pause. "How do you know Kris?"
Will Kendall - May 26, 2012 12:25 AM (GMT)
Will shook his head slightly, nursing his drink some. He kept giving Eli glances. He didn't know what the other boy's problem was, nor did he particularly care. He was just the proverbial messenger so to speak.
"I don't, not really," He said. "We were in the Warblers together, but that seems so long ago now... so much has happened since then."
Ohio was gone, his home was gone, but in a way that wasn't true, because he had found a home again with Stefan.
"Look, his story is not mine to tell really, but you might want to cut him some slack," Will said, shrugging his shoulders a little. "How well do you know him?"
Eli Bennet - May 26, 2012 02:07 PM (GMT)
Eli looked away for a second, eyes flashing again, before looking back at Will. "I know him well enough in order to know when to cut him some slack." There were more words on the tip of his tongue, but he bit them down. The other wasn't going to make him feel bad about this, especially after the other admitted to not knowing Kris well.
His eyes scanned around the lounge for Erin. He wanted his something stronger now. Although leaving to get it himself would give him the opportunity to get distracted by someone else...