Monday, January 21st, 2013 11:15 pm
pink_sheep posting in mindcracklove
Part 5 - the not so great return.
Now with added romance :3
Beef returns to the spawn village to help Guude. But first he has to inform the rest of team nancy drew.. Only thing don't happen as Beef would have planned..
Spawn.. Thank god. It had only taken him a day to get back but he was so glad. He and Bdubs had talked back to his camp and he agreed into trying to help, I told him he didn't have to say anything. I think he only wants to see if Guude is ok in the end. Otherwise it would probably eat at him, he had a big heart for being in a mindcrack mafia that guy..
He flew back to his plot only to see Pyro sitting on top of his tree with a book. "Hey, thank you for looking after my house Pyro. Your a great guy" he startled the young man and watched as the dragon suited man snapped his book shut and jumped, Beef had to grabbed his arm before he could fall off the tree in the dark.
"Oh hey Beef, welcome back. Did you find a spot to build another unfinished castle" Pyro smiled at the joke " oh just thaumcraft" he added seeing Beef looking at the book
He shook his head he isn't half addicted to that magic "no I didn't go to look for somewhere, I had to find Bdoubleo.. " Pyro looked at him suspiciously
"Why do you wanna mess with them?" Beef didn't answer he just turned and nodded towards Guude's plot. Pyro looked at it for a few seconds "what's up with him. I haven't seen him in awhile now that I think about it.."
Beef looked at him, people did care they had just been busy. he just had to show Guude. "Bdoubleo and Guude had a fight, they used t be really close. I don't know if you where around then. But they where close... They had a fight and... Well Guude feels betrayed.. He has took the fight hard..."
He explained quickly trying to think of a solution to the problem.
"So we need to give him another friend?" Pyro tried not fully understand the situation
Beef smiled to himself he's too young to understand all that obviously.. "We just need to show him we still care about him. He is the leader of the server after all we need him, he is the guy who made this and helped to make us what we are."
Pyro looked off to the distance. Show him we care huh?
"Ugh huh?" He wasn't really concentrating...
"Why don't we arrange a kind of party. All the server can come and we can show how much we have grown.. show him we still want him and need him."
Beef turned and stared at the young man he sat next too... Pyro got uncomfortable and started fidgeting with his fingers. "we don't have to I just though..."
"Pyro... Your a genius y'know!?" Pyro looked at Beef and seen him smiling ear to ear "it's perfect, we can plan it now and all we need is to get him out of that hole and I know how."
Beef looked up at the stars, it was a clear night. I'll go find Pause tomorrow, I can tell him everything I found.. He's probably asleep right now.. I don't want to wake him..
Pause knocked on the wooden door to the giant wooden tower near the center of spawn, the top of it had a strange purple glow to it. He must be doing that whole thaumcraft again.. He won't hear me... He quietly let himself in and made his way up the tempory stairs looking out each window, it had a nice view he had to admit.
Anger caught in his throat when he saw Beef flying towards his fancy modernised house in the distance. and that brat was there.. Beef flew right over and sat next to him he even grabbed him to stay... he didn't even come looking for me first he went to find Pyro... He stared out the window watching them talking. he saw Pyro's nervous fiddling and looked away. he didn't want to watch... he hadn't realised his fist was clenched against the cobble... he tried to be relaxed and began walking up ignoring the windows and views. He reached the top level and walked towards a side tower and knocked on the door. It was dark, the single torch next to the door flickered casting shadows from the fissures in the cobblestone.
"H... Hullo?" Milbee yawned half asleep opening the door and then half leaning on it. He had obviously just got up, his grey jeans and the low cut vneck was creased and he could barely keep his eyes open. It probably would have made him laugh his head off if to see Milbee in this state if he hadn't been in such a depressed and angry state. He couldn't get that image of Beef and Pyro out his head... "Oh hai Pause, your hear late, I had fell asleep making notes... Bed isn't the best place to take notes obviously.." He laughed stopping to see Pause just smiling glumly.. "You want to talk?" Milbee asked tilting his head to crack is neck as he opened the door.
He walked into Milbee's bedroom, it was slightly messy, he had clothes overflowing in his chest of drawers and his study desk was full of maps, books and notes of ingredients for magic and a few bottles of liquids. He sat on the bed watching as Milbee set about pouring 2 cups of what seemed to be coffee and a dash of something orangey out of a large bottle.. He took his suspiciously raising his eyebrows at the cup he held in question "just whiskey.. Got it from Zisteau. You looked like you need a pick-me-up" Pause sipped the dark liquid and waited as it burned his throat. It wasn't an uncomfortable burning.. just warmed him... It was good at least..
"So what's wrong with you?" Milbee asked after a few minutes science of just drinking the coffee.
"Nothin. I just feel crap. Big surprise huh? I thought I could help you out with that magic stuff." He replied staring at his feet
"We'll I have a few things to do" Milbee stated. "But those can wait till tomorrow, and I just discovered this new thing! It's a helper!" Pause listen as he rambled on about Is magic business, it helped him forget, it passed the time. He enjoyed Milbee's company and he always seemed to enjoy having him helping. As they talked they had more coffee. Eventually they where too awake for it, and pause was offered some straight whiskey he agreed deciding he deserved it after the past few days they continues drinking the whiskey and chatting until It was morning..
"Milbs...?" Pause cut in from there laughing at a joke he had remembered. A poor one at that but the whiskey made a lot of things funny....he began drumming a beat with his fingers on his stomach
"You would tell me if you where going somewhere wouldn't you?" He suddenly stopped the tuneless beat.. he was feeling brave... No the drink was making him, He didn't care though, the sun was starting to beam through the window in the room
"Wha..? Yeah course I would. Stup..." Milbee suddenly stopped as he realised what this was about... Beef.... "He hasn't just gone and left you has he. Look I told you before you need to stop chasing after some unrequited love..."
There was a cold hanging pause at that moment as They both lay on the bed Pause had been hanging his head off the edge, Milbee couldn't see his face but he knew he was taking in what he had said.
"I'm not. " he finally answered "I just finally saw him today. He had left to do something, seems like he told Pyro but not me. I seen him when I was walking up hear" he sat up and closed his eyes trying to forget the image..."Pyro was there, he grabbed him and obviously told him to stay.. And...well.." He trailed off leaving it hanging in the air...
Milbee sat up honestly? Why would Beef play Pause along like that? He hadn't seemed like the type of person but he never seemed interested in Pause.. Friends maybe but... He wouldn't do something as stupid as that..
He watched as Pause shifted to lay on the bed, his eyes where still closed. his headdress was down at the bottom of the bed, is hair was a mess on his pillow, he looked close to tears compared too only a few minutes ago he had been laughing them.
Milbee could stand seeing him like this. All the times Beef did this he always came to him upset...
"Pause. There are other people in the world that care about you than Beef y'know.." Milbee paused for a few seconds and groaned as Pause snapped a bitter reply of "like who?" * it was beginning to get bright from the light coming through the window he saw the empty bottle on his desk.. and his glass.. he picked it up and drained the last of the amber liquid wincing as it burned his chest. That damn whiskey.. He had to say it. Or he never would..
"Like me! You ideot." He snapped back. Oh god.... He paused as he came to terms with his brain i didn't mean it.. He jsut wanted support probably..... Shit.
*Pause hadn't meant to snap. He was just so angry.. Why would Beef do that, did he not realise he cared about him... Or maybe he had. just didn't feel the same back.. He obviously didn't. He had Pyro..
He tried to think of nothing.. He just wanted to go away. He tried concentrated on the sound of Milbee's breathing... He didn't mean to tip his problems onto Milbee, he was a good guy. He liked him. He helped... More trouble.. Why couldn't he just stop causing trouble?
He heard Milbee picking up his glass and drinking the contents of it. He winced knowing he was probably going to tell him to stop annoying him...
"Like me you ideot."
Did he just hear that right... Milbee cared about him... He wasn't dreaming right? He opened his eyes took look at the Welshman to his right.. I have to say something... Damn you Pause.. Say something! He closed his eyes trying to force so using out..
..."Pause"..."Milbee.." Pause felt his face getting hot as he winced they had to have said it at the exact moment... So stupid...
Milbee lent back on the pillow as Pause cracked his eyes open to look at him.. He looked surprised.. "Milbee..." He squeezed out in a high pitched questioning tone.. Dammit "I do to..." He let out a deep breath closing his eyes trying to think of something else to say. To show him. "I.."
"Shut up.." He turned as Pause looked up to see what he had done wrong.. Milbee was smiling?"eh.." He began but was cut off as Milbee lent over him looking at him smiling. looking slightly tired and hungover but still... smiling. He couldn't help but smile too catching his breath as Milbee got closer. His heart was racing.. what should he do? Milbee noticed a touch of nerves in pauses eyes and lent closer still.. eventually there lips touched... What the.. His heart was beating out of his chest now but he couldn't care. THIS was 100x better..
They broke apart slowly after a minute Milbee was beaming as he lay next to Pause who could still hear his heartbeat in his ears he turned and shuffled himself closer to Milbee... They both out of breath. But neither cared. It was just them now.. They listened as the rain began "just another day on the server huh?" Milbee chuckled looking out the window at the rain squeezing pause gently.
He smiled as he closed his eyes suddenly exhausted from the past few days.. He finally felt content.. "yeah, it is"
Beef had woke early that morning. He stretched in his bed lying planning the day ahead. First Pause, then baj... I gotta tell them what i found and we gotta plan. He halted in his thoughts he hadn't seen Pause for awhile... Maybe they should go hunting.. He knew Pause wanted a place at the twilight forest. He had found a place he thought he might like. They needed to go sometime..
Getting out of his cocoon of covers he began preparing for the day and left for Pause's plot. He searched around the place but didn't see any signs of life being there lately.. His bed was untouched. Beef was curious.. Where would Pause go? He flew around the spawn village trying to find him. He asked Nebris but he hadn't left the power station for the past few days and the others had been too busy. Guude was a no no...
"Pyro! You seen Pause?" Beefs voice echoed in his spawn house. He turned to reply remembering Pause that night Beef had left.. He would have to ask Beef sometime why he hated him...
"Eh yeah, I think I saw him near Milbee's house when I flew home last night.." He looked nervous.. Beef would have to find out why after his business with Pause was finished. "Thanks Pyro, I forgot he had been helping Milbee with magic stuff lately" he turned to fly over as he shouted his thanks again.
Beef knocked on the door to milbee's tower. It was...different in the spawn village.. He shook his head. Why have a tower that tall you can't hear guests...? He flew up the middle of the what looked like temporary makeshift stairwell for visitors without the ability to fly. He landed on the top floor and walked to Milbee's magic room.. It was silent.. He snooped around but could find no one.. He heard laughter.. It was coming form the other side of the tower.. He slowly moved, back to the floor, he could hear two people. So Pause was there.. Why was he in there and not in the magic room? What's going on... Beef slowly moved to the door and placed his hand on the door handle.. They where talking.. But it was quiet he couldn't hear anything but a slight mumbling, he could definitely pick out he voices where indeed Milbee and Pause but.. why? Beef was confused. He took a breath and quietly opened the door.... No one said anything.. Why was it quiet... He slowly peaked his head around the door... He stood silently at what he saw.. Milbee was leaning over Pause. They where silent.. Milbee was kissing Pause and Pause didn't look like he was resisting it.. His whole world crashed around him in those few seconds... So he was right.. Pause never had understood... Or he never wanted to led him on because he didn't feel the same.. He was stuck staring at the two he couldn't help but feel a rising anger building up inside him at the welsh man.. What did Milbee have that he didn't... He backed behind the door closing it and slumped again the wooden wall, he sat on the ground trying to comprehend what happened.. He had honestly thought Pause just was being.. Well Pause, a tease. Obviously not. He had been trying to save him from this happening...
Beef got up and began to flew down the stairs.. He closed the front door behind him and began to fly back t his plot.. He was a zombie.. He was numb. Numb to the cold wind that was suddenly blowing. Numb to the face it had jut started pouring with rain.. He didn't notice Baj shouting his name.. There wasn't much point in anything anymore now was there..
He got in the house the put everything in there chests. He walked thought he house without actually seeing anything.. He got to his room and bolted the door. He sat on his bed and felt as he cheeks where growing hotter and a wetness running off the end of his nose.. No... None of it matters now.. Does it...
* I feel like I should point out that I've characterised Milbee as if he had a human skin.. I struggled trying to right the whole romantic thing knowing his character is a magic rainbow sheep :p let's just pretend he has two skins ;p