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 What are we doing?, Attn. Felix
Nixie Atwater
 Posted on: Dec 27 2017, 01:55 PM
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Arroyo had stormed out of the house after calling her out on her decision to join the games. The whole situation frustrated Nixie so much that her brother and her parents were simply pushing her to want to train for the games even harder. They didn't understand. They could all say that she was the one being selfish, but she was only being selfish because they were. Her parents wanted Arroyo to go into the games and he wanted to go. She was the only one who didn't want to lose her brother it seemed.

Nixie had left the house after Arroyo did. She could have gone to the training center and taken her anger out there. It would have been quite the slap in the face to everyone else after they had all just fought about it. She couldn't bring herself to go there. It wasn't where she wanted to be. She wasn't even sure where she wanted to be anymore. It wasn't really the path she had set for herself and she didn't think it was the path that her parents wanted for her. Why was there so much pressure about everything?

She made her way down to the docks instead. They would be relatively quiet at this time in the evening, at least the section she liked to sit in and watch the sunset. That's what she was going to do now, after having wandered around the district for a little bit. She perched herself at the edge, bare feet dangling over the water. What was she going to do? She didn't want to keep fighting with Arroyo over this...but he just didn't get it.
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Arroyo Atwater
 Posted on: Dec 30 2017, 07:38 PM
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She was so thick, so stubborn, she was a Atwater. He had fought with his sister just moments prior about her decision to go into the games. She didn't understand. All she could see was that they were keeping her from something. She had assumed all this time that Arroyo had wanted to go to the games. He didn't want to go into the games, he wanted to stay and work on his fathers boat. He loved the water, the sea, the job that he already had. He didn't wan to be a victor. But she was such a silly girl that she didn't see that. And the fact that she wanted to go into the games made it worse. They would end up going in together and one of them would have to kill the other, worse case. But at the very least, he would have to watch his sister die or vice versa. That would really fuck someone up. He just wanted to keep his sister safe.

He slammed the door shut when he stormed off out of their home. She was so stupid! He went down to the docks, near the water. The place that he loved the most, the water, the waves, even though one of his father's workers had died on the water once. Arroyo felt alive on the water, it was the only place that he really felt like he fit, where he could be himself, he could really be who he was supposed to be. Why couldn't she understand what he was trying to tell her? He didn't want to put his sister at risk, she was too precious, too perfect. But all she saw was him being selfish, wanting the lime light. But he didn't want any of it. He wanted to smell like fish everyday, have kids and settle down with a beautiful woman, someday.

He was sitting at the end of the docks when he heard someone coming down as well. It was his sister. He sighed and looked away from her. He didn't know if she was here to talk but he didn't care, he had said what he needed to. Which wasn't true, he hadn't told her that he didn't want to go into the games or any of the other stuff he was just thinking about. But she was so stubborn, would that even help? "Here to complain some more about how we don't understand you?" He sharply.
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Nixie Atwater
 Posted on: Jan 1 2018, 12:15 AM
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Nixie had chosen to ignore her brother at first when she found him sitting where she had intended to go at the docks. She didn't want to talk to him, did she? No, what was the point? She couldn't get through to any of them. Yet, there was some desire to be near him, even if they sat being annoyed with each other in silence. Arroyo was still her brother, her best friend.

He didn't seem to want to keep things silent though. Of course he couldn't be civil. He had to make some stupid comment that only further upset her. "No, actually. I came down here for some quiet, but I assume you aren't going to let that happen?" she asked, shaking her head in annoyance. There was a bite in her words as well. One that she very purposely put there because of the way he had spoken to her.

Come on, Nixie, just tell him. There was always that part of her trying to get her to just explain it to him. To explain it in a way where he would actually have a chance at understanding her. The way she always spoke to him and their parents was never very clear. It was only partial truths. She didn't want to be the one who held Arroyo back from the games in the end though. It wasn't like she was even remotely aware that he didn't want to go.

"Why are we doing this?" Nixie asked after a moment of silently staring out over the water. She didn't look back to him when she spoke though and she mumbled the words like she wasn't really sure she wanted to say it. "Why do we always have to argue about this?" she asked, this time actually looking toward him. She was tired of the arguments about it. Why couldn't he just see that she wasn't letting him go in alone? That she couldn't, wouldn't, live without him?
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Arroyo Atwater
 Posted on: Jan 12 2018, 05:56 PM
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Of course, he couldn't ignore his sister sitting down next to him. She didn't understand why he was pushing so hard not to go into the games. She needed to be safe, he didn't want to go sacrifice his life for honor and glory. He would rather take over the fishing business with his sister. She was annoyed that he opened his mouth but he could sit there and ignore what was at had. It was stupid for her to think that she had or needed to go into the games.

"You're damn right I'm not going to let that happen! You're being unreasonable Nix." He shook his head and looked away from her after his slight outburst. He was usually so calm and collected. He ran his hands through his hair and stared out at the water, why was so stubborn? She just couldn't let it go, she couldn't just realize that he was protecting her! Death was going to happen... "I don't want you to have..." He cut himself off and shook his head again. "forget it."

Arroyo wanted nothing more than to tell his sister that he didn't want to go into the games. He didn't want her to go in because of them had to die, and he knew he wouldn't be able to kill her if they made it to the final two. She would have to kill him and he knew that he fuck her up worse than just having him die in the games. He couldn't let that happen.

"Because you insist on being stubborn..." He sighed and knew that he was being just as stubborn as she was. "Arguing is in our nature...But we argue about this most often because you don't need to go into the games! We don't need both of us to die. Hell we don't need even one of us to die!" He looked over at her and frowned. He wanted to so badly to tell her. What he really wanted to do. Grow old have babies.....
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Nixie Atwater
 Posted on: Jan 13 2018, 01:37 PM
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These conversations with Arroyo were always so frustrating. Even more frustrating than when this was brought up with her parents. Of course he wasn't just going to let it go and let things calm down like their parents would have done at this point. He was too stubborn for that and well, she was too stubborn to really let it go now too. He was calling her unreasonable, but it was him that was being unreasonable. How dare he think it was reasonable to go into the games himself and to leave her behind? To leave her without her brother? Her best friend.

She was actually completely silent as he spoke though, something that was different from normal. Usually she would immediately start arguing back when he was saying such things, but not this time. This time she just stared out over the water, holding back her anger, frustration, and sadness while he got out whatever it was that he needed to say. She even stayed silent slightly longer after he had finished speaking before she finally spoke up.

"You are the one who is being unreasonable!" Nixie snapped the moment she opened her mouth, but she took a deep breath and let it out slowly to try and calm herself. "You really think that I should be okay with you going into the games without me? That I want to live without my brother?" she asked, looking to him with tears threatening to spill from her eyes now. He didn't get it. He just didn't get it and he was too busy telling her how wrong she was to get that.

"I can't let you go into the games by yourself! I couldn't live with myself if you didn't come back home and I had just sat here and followed mom and dad's plan for me to get married and make babies..." Nixie mumbled, looking away from him at that, wrapping her arms around herself. She wasn't even sure that was what she wanted for herself. She definitely didn't want to actually go into the games. She didn't want to settle down now either, but...she did know that she wanted Arroyo to stay here. To stay alive.
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