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Alone-ly boy

Who: Valentine open to whomever
Where: Palm Ridge apartments
When: Saturday night
What: Hanging out
Summary: Val is getting lonely in his new apartment and looks for some company
Incomplete/ Complete:Complete
Rating: PG

Valentine was pleased to have his own apartment, away from his mother's influence. Sure, it was nice to have his own place. His own couch, where he could put his feet up. His own kitchen, where he could leave the door to the refrigerator open for as long as he liked. He could drink his milk straight out of the carton. The freedom and novelty of this had lasted all day. But as night came around, he started hearing sounds in the silence. It was too quiet, so any creak from some floorboard in a neighboring apartment sounded like a gunshot. He tried turning on the television, but the programing all seemed to be something that made him edgy. Music was no better. This was the first night of his life, all nearly-19 years of it, that he'd ever spent alone. And it was creeping him out.

Telling himself he'd just head down to the little apartment lounge and get a soda, Valentine hurried out into the hallway. There had to be people... somewhere, right? Other people lived here.

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keep_the_peace
Feb. 2nd, 2008 06:35 am (UTC)
"Iiiiii'm saaailing awaaaaaay..." a voice echoed from the lounge. "Set a courrrrse for the ooopen seeaaaaaa..."

It wasn't exactly good singing.
vavarner
Feb. 2nd, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
Valentine padded towards the lounge. Axe-murderers didn't sing, right?

Valentine peered around the corner to see who was doing the singing.
keep_the_peace
Feb. 2nd, 2008 06:47 am (UTC)
A familiar-looking fellow was in the lounge, singing merrily -- one of the studio security guards, from the look of things (and the fact that he was still wearing his ID badge and work shirt.) Apparently, his shift was over. Unfortunately, his music career never even began.
vavarner
Feb. 2nd, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
"Hey," Valentine said, giving him a friendly smile. "Pete, right?"

He double-checked the ID badge, and was pleased to see he was right. "How's it going?"
keep_the_peace
Feb. 2nd, 2008 06:50 am (UTC)
"Oh, hey! Hi! Hey, Mr. Valentine!" Pete turned and beamed cheerfully. "I didn't know you lived here in this building - how're you?"
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vavarner
Feb. 2nd, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
"Not usually, no," Valentine agreed.

He would make it a point to check for the guitar player the next time he couldn't sleep though.

"Is there anything else I should know about the building?"
keep_the_peace
Feb. 2nd, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
"There's no such thing as pirate ghosts?" Pete offered.
vavarner
Feb. 2nd, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
Valentine laughed. "I learned that from watching Scooby Doo. Do we have an Old Man Jenkins?"


He shifted slightly on the couch to get more comfortable, yawning a bit.
keep_the_peace
Feb. 2nd, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
"No, but the landlord's last name is Perkins," Pete said. "I don't think there's any buried gold around here, though."
vavarner
Feb. 2nd, 2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
"I won't waste my time digging then," Valentine said.

He settled his head against the couch cushions. Comfy.

"So what's there to do for fun around here, anyhow?"
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sherrybb
Feb. 2nd, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
Sherry headed in, holding a couple of shopping bags.

"Hiya!" she said, cheerfully "How's things?"
keep_the_peace
Feb. 2nd, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
"Ask her," Pete suggested, pointing out Sherry and her baggage.
sherrybb
Feb. 2nd, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
"Oh Pete... I got something for you." Sherry dropped her bags, and handed Pete something wrapped in tissue wrap "It's a good luck charm. You can stick it in your wallet, or something. "

keep_the_peace
Feb. 2nd, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
"Really?" Pete beamed. "Thank you, miss Marchese!"
vavarner
Feb. 2nd, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Valentine smiled, and looked at the little charm.

"That's really cool- are those coins?"
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