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 We Don't All Have the Same Horizon, Attn Ridley
Hurricane Ebbenfleau
 Posted on: Jul 8 2018, 03:42 PM
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Hurricane was still good at keeping up his work out regimen. Some days were spent in the training center, some days spent in the in home gym he had at his mansion, and then there were other days that he enjoyed the great views that Four had to offer. He always spoke of the fact that Four was the most beautiful district in Panem. And it was. The beach was fine white sand and the sky was painted all the warm colors a sunset had to offer. It was picturesque night after night. He couldn't resist himself.

He ran in bare feet. They kicked the sand up behind him and left footprints as he ran right where the waves came up and hit up to his ankles in a steady rhythm. He could help but grin at the freedom the endless coastline offered. Hurricane wasn't sure how far he had gone. He had started in the Victor's Village and now he could tell that he was even with the boardwalk of shops.

Just as the sun started to touch the water at the horizon, he stopped for a moment to stare out at the beauty of it all. Hurricane liked to admire things whether it was nature or human or art or music. Life was meant to be enjoyed. But, mostly it was because he was still rather lost since winning the games. He had no idea what to aspire to now. Some might think the next step is to find love, family, future. He wasn't sure if that was for him. He just didn't know.

So, he stared at the sky morphing through yellows, oranges, and reds as that bright sun sank in the sky. Hurricane stood at the shoreline with waves crashing over his feet again and again. His arms were outstretched as though he might want the ocean to consume him. Or at least speak to him.

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Ridley Cove
 Posted on: Jul 8 2018, 04:35 PM
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Emmie
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Ridley had spent the earlier, warmer hours of the day curled up on the couch in Triton's houseboat where he had been staying for the past few days. He hadn't even attempted going back to the training center. It had been probably a week now since he had managed to even get inside without breaking down. It had been ages since he had managed a full day. There was no reason to go back. He couldn't do it. So he didn't bother.

He napped off and on for the morning, feeling like no matter how much he slept he wasn't getting anymore energy. When it started getting hot he took a swim in the ocean to cool down and rest, then later in the evening he made his way to the shops to get the couple of things he had been missing that he hadn't packed in his bag. He didn't want Triton to offer up a bunch of stuff to him when he could get it on his own.

He was on his way back from the shops, struggling to carry a couple bags as the sunset was beginning to set. It was probably the perfect time to stop and rest for a moment before he continued down the beach. He dropped the bags to the ground and plopped down in the sand himself, rubbing his hands and wiggling his fingers to try and make the aching stop.

He didn't even realize he wasn't alone right away until he saw that Hurricane was standing nearby. He hadn't seen him around since training...and well, seeing him now made his heart sink into his stomach simply because he reminded him of all that. He moved to gather his bags again and get back to his feet, but naturally that didn't work out well for him.

One of the bags ripped open and the contents spilled onto the sand. "Damn it." Ridley mumbled, moving to try and gather it all up and shove it into the other bags he had.


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Hurricane Ebbenfleau
 Posted on: Jul 8 2018, 05:25 PM
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The rip and tumble of the items had broken his peace, not to mention the curse that followed. Hurricane hadn't heard the boy take a break or approach. There were plenty of other people that traveled the beach, he didn't need to examine each and every one. But, a person in trouble, that was something that caught his attention and made him turn around. His hands were placed against his naked torso when he turned and looked over the kid who was struggling.

I know him. He thought and went through the people in his mind. Names were the worst. Hurricane could see the face in his memory. Maybe it wasn't super recent, but he knew he had seen the kid around the training center. That had to be it. His brows furrowed as he moved closer. "Bad luck, dude." He gestured to the bags that were now torn.

"I know you, don't I? Supposed to be in like Quarter Quell class." The Quarter Quell was one of the most anticipated years for the tributes in the career districts. They could be told they couldn't go in if it was going to be a games for adults. Or maybe they wouldn't allow volunteers. It was a scary proposition. But, it was also a bigger win. What if they ended up in the arena with twice as many tributes? "Where the fuck you been?" He swore, but there wasn't meanness in the tone. Not right now. Maybe a little judgement, sure.

Hurricane was a career since he was able to enroll, it was what he aspired to. But, his best friends had chosen that wasn't the life for them. It was a little disappointing, but it was what it was. People had different dreams, even if it wasn't as good as his own.

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Ridley Cove
 Posted on: Jul 12 2018, 12:12 PM
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Ridley just worked to gather the items that had spilled out, shoving them into the other bags that were still intact. It would probably be able to carry it all in less bags anyway, but he was still frustrated that it had happened. He had wanted to get away from Hurricane. He didn't want to think about training and the training center. Being around the Victor was too much of a reminder of all that.

Bad luck, dude

He couldn't help the snort that came after Hurricane spoke those words. It seemed to be the only kind of luck that he had of late. It didn't surprise him at all that his simple trip to the shops had turned into this mess. "Yeah." he mumbled in response, but he couldn't help, but notice that Hurricane was still looking at him as if he was trying to figure out why he knew him. Of course. Hurricane wouldn't know his name, but everyone knew Hurricane.

He seemed to figure it out pretty quickly though and Ridley just nodded. "Ridley Cove." He stated his name, but didn't mention anything about what class he was supposed to be in. Hurricane had gotten it right of course. He was meant to be one of the contenders for the Quarter Quell assuming the special rules allowed for it, but now he just wasn't. Hurricane had noticed that he hadn't been in training though it seemed, which wasn't a surprise. Ridley had been doing very well.

"I stopped training a little while ago. I couldn't do it anymore." He told him with a bit of a shrug. He wished that he was able to explain why, but maybe he wouldn't have to. Maybe Hurricane just wouldn't care and would leave him to be on his way now that he had gathered up his fallen items.
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Hurricane Ebbenfleau
 Posted on: Jul 14 2018, 12:05 PM
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Rock You Like A Hurricane
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The name was repeated in his head a few more times as though he was going to be able to remember more than the face. But, it wasn't likely. The repetition wasn't even going to guarantee that Hurricane would be able to retain the name of the boy who stood in front of him. It was just the way he was. His brain was filled with the ability to keep track of maps, areas, and the best way to manipulate those that were around him.

"It isn't for everyone. Only the best." If the boy didn't think he could do it for any reason, Hurricane wasn't here to convince him otherwise. So many obsessed about the physical ability to compete in the games. But, it was also about the heart and the head. If they weren't in the game, those tributes were also easily prone to losing. Hurricane was silently judging Ridley for quitting. There had to be those who didn't make it. There was only one slot per gender per year. And only one winner after that. It was not for the weak.

Instead of asking and begging the boy to come back, Hugh would just move on. He moved on when it came to Arroyo and Nixie. Why would he make life hell for this kid? Course, he still had the choice. And Nixie still dedicated her life to becoming a trainer and helping others. "So what do you do with your life now?" He gestured pointing to the bags while he talked. "Sure you don't want help?"

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