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[las vegas] the next ten minutes | charles
« on: September 19, 2018, 08:58:41 AM »
there are so many lives i want to share with you  ;   i will never be complete until i do

“Hmmm.”

A smile played at the corners of the witch’s lips, her golden-brown eyes alight and corners creased with happiness as she basked in the afterglow. She’d smothered herself in covers when he’d been so kind to volunteer to go to the kitchenette in their suite to get a couple glasses of water, for the light sheen of sweat covering her body was bound to make her a little chilly in no time flat without him in bed next to her. He was sort of her personal heater. It was convenient, after all -- the climate in England lent itself to Kate often shivering out of her skin. Charlie usually had no qualms hugging her, cuddling her, offering her his jacket, or offering the most favorable of all the options.

They were in Las Vegas for a sort of bittersweet reason, so Kate thought it a possibility her boyfriend had been trying to distract her on purpose. Banshee had needed some tour dates rebooked: Kate’s brief stint in the hospital had made such a thing necessary. She felt badly, but of course, them sticking to their word alleviated some of her concerns.

Being the manager, she had certain liberties available to her and a little bit more leeway -- thus, she’d switched things around a little and made sure Vegas was the last city they revisited. She’d never really seen the city when she’d looked old enough to pass as twenty-one, so they were making a little holiday of it. So far, it had been fantastic. They hadn’t spent much time in bars or casinos, granted, and had spent the most time in their hotel room, but she enjoyed looking at the illuminated strip from their window at night. It was a different sort of beautiful from the ocean of her home in California or the grey mist of the English sky in her newer home, but it was gorgeous nonetheless. It made Kate feel like there was more than. Made her understand the world was big, and that all of her troubles -- and their troubles -- were transient. After a long time of warring with the possibility of them never going away and continuing to plague them, she was content with accepting their love as the only consistency.

“Hey,” She grinned widely at him as he waltzed back into the room, naked and unashamed, and sat up, not bothering to hold the sheets to her chest as she accepted the glass of water he came back with. Kate gulped half of it down noisily and made a refreshed noise, setting it down next to the bed and then turned onto her side with her back to the window, more than pleased to find him lying there next to her again. Where he belonged. “I’m kinda sorry I made you get up, but not really. It’s your fault I’m parched.” The brunette poked his shoulder good-naturedly and blew a stray strand of hair from her face. She was almost certain if she caught sight of a mirror, the reflection would appear slightly more disheveled than she’d have liked.

Kate chewed on her lip and thought idly about a bunch of different things. All of them were subjects she wanted to bring up on this trip. It felt like the best time to do it. The tour was over and he was hers again. Not that he hadn’t while they’d been abroad, they had just all been busy and there had only been so much time for leisure. Perhaps leisure wasn’t the right word -- this time together, they needed it. It was essential to their connection to have time alone. “I love you,” She began, picking at a speck of nothing on the sheets. “I know the last time we were here was… not great,” Kate inhaled, a slight tremor interrupting the air flow at the end. “But I. Hope this is making up for it.”


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Charlie Baker [ Artist ]
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Re: [las vegas] the next ten minutes | charles
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2018, 09:00:07 AM »
“Hey,” he echoed back at her, his own features stretching into a broad grin in response as he handed her the glass. As she drank Charlie slid back into his side of the bed, not bothering to pull the sheets up. It was June in Las Vegas and despite the air conditioning being on he was too hot to want to be covered up right now – even with just a thin cotton topsheet; though he supposed the air con wasn’t really doing much for him right now anyway, it was set more to Kate’s preferred climate than his own.

“My fault?” He looked offended, going so far as to dramatically clutch at his bare chest, “You started it.” A slow smirk spread across his lips as they curled up at the end. Charlie gazed at Kate as he lay there, his chest rising and falling with the effort of regulating his breathing once more. “I love you too.” He replied quietly, his brow furrowing the tiniest bit in concern as she continued speaking, the lines getting deeper as she went on. He turned on his side to face her properly, “Hey,” he reached out to cup her jaw gently, encouraging her to look him in the eye as he spoke softly, “We don’t have to think about that, it wasn’t your fault.” And Charlie believed that wholeheartedly – he blamed himself.

“Just being with you is making up for it.” He offered her a small smile, “We could be anywhere, I wouldn’t care where.” He shuffled a little closer and pulled her down into his chest, cradling her in his arms. He wasn’t usually this open, even with Kate, but given the history this particular city now held with them, he wanted to alleviate any doubts she had – about him, about them. “It’s just. nice for it to be… just us.” He swallowed softly. They had been together, at least, throughout the touring. And it hadn’t been that long, if he were to judge it by tours done in the muggle world, but it had been constant. If they weren’t travelling from one place to the next, they were unpacking, performing, repacking. They had managed to squeeze the odd day in here and there for them to do a bit of sightseeing, but there was only so much of a place you could see in a few hours, If anything, they’d simply added to their list of future holiday destinations to revisit.

But it hadn’t been just the hecticness of it all. It had been the emotional toll on them both, not only the physical one. By the time they’d gotten to Las Vegas the first time, Charlie had also been mentally drained – Kate too, which he now realised had been obvious. The rest… he didn’t like to think about it. Especially right now, here, where they were both so content. He knew the therapy had caused Kate’s hospital stay, but it had also allowed them to get to this stage; happy. Charlie had found it hard to be honest at first, and it wasn’t easy yet – he didn’t think it ever would be – but he was better. He was getting better. Charlie shifted them again, so that they were looking into each other’s’ eyes once more. He breathed in slowly, gazing. “At least we won’t have to do any extended tours again for a little while. We can just… focus on us.”


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Kate Baker [ Ilvermorny Adult ]
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Re: [las vegas] the next ten minutes | charles
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 07:34:05 AM »
Kate couldn’t fully agree that nothing had been her fault. Her silence for a large part of their relationship and ignoring others when they’d tried to warn her had contributed to this grand bottling-up of emotions that had exploded everywhere like mentos in a shaken coke. Kate knew she was irresponsible in that she didn’t care for herself sufficiently. She always ended up at the bottom of the list, and even if it created resentment, she cared for others more. The resentment was mostly directed at people like Liam and his plethora of annoying groupies, but sometimes she took it out on herself. The therapy had facilitated all of that; she could admit that much.

“I always want to be with you.” She shared with him quietly, gazing up into his brown eyes. Kate had long eyelashes for a woman, but Charlie had been blessed with a set of the most absolutely striking features she’d ever seen. His eyes, nose, jaw, teeth, cheekbones… it made sense why women screamed and threw their articles of clothing at him even just seeing his silhouette come onto the stage. Little pangs of jealousy still radiated in her chest with that stuff sometimes, but when they laid up in bed together like this, her worries cast away quite easily. He convinced her effortlessly like this, and Kate was sure it was genuine, his concern and love for her. She never would have come back if it had been otherwise.

She swallowed after a moment and thought some more, considering carefully what the next thing she wanted to say was. He was being awfully tender and sweet with her, and maybe it was because sex had really been the only way for them to express these emotions on tour--not enough alone time otherwise--that it was all coming out now, but she wanted to prolong it. Healthy emotional discourse was good--and it didn’t always have to be venting. Not having a paid mediator between them was nice. It flowed more naturally like this, and it helped when the subject was the opposite of inherently uncomfortable and negative(which was what many of their sessions encompassed).

“I want you to know that I’m not angry about how the tour went. I’m glad we got to reschedule these shows, and. I love my job. I don’t want you to think that I don’t. I love you more than my job--and I’m. So happy we’re getting time alone, alone. But the tour wasn’t… entirely what was wearing on me. You know that. I think it kind of just aggravated it. And I think you’re right, it’s good for us to have this time. Alone.” Her fingers mirrored his, lifting up to cup his face, and her thumb slid along the plane of his jaw slowly, back-and-forth over and over again.


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Charlie Baker [ Artist ]
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Re: [las vegas] the next ten minutes | charles
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 08:14:06 AM »
Charlie’s gaze didn’t leave Kate’s face – he scanned her features slowly; her warm golden-brown eyes, like liquid gold and amber whiskey and sunrises; the freckles across her nose that he loved so much but always got distracted and lost count of exactly how many there were; her wide, full lips that he could spend hours kissing. “Always?” he repeated quietly, not because he didn’t believe her, but because he did – in this moment, at least – and because he wanted to hear it again. Because he wanted to always be with her too. It had grown on him quickly, and then slowly, intensifying over the last few months, until he didn't know how to function without her. The tour had kept them physically close, he'd returned each night to their hotel room rather than going out with any of the boys, and though some nights that had been hard, especially depending on whether they'd had a good or bad session that day, it had helped to have her right there. 

Charlie inhaled and exhaled slowly, happy to just lay here, in this ridiculously oversized bed with her. With the lights of the Vegas strip below blinking and dancing, the famous fountains shooting water skywards, all the hustle and bustle outside slowing here, in their suite, alone. The hand at Kate’s jaw moved to tuck her hair behind her ear, his thumb stroking over her cheekbone tenderly. He was content with silence, believed the old adage that actions spoke louder than words – but he knew Kate liked actions and words. He was trying to be better at that, trying to verbalise his thoughts more, but Kate beat him to it, as usual.

His brow furrowed softly, unsure of what it was she was telling him – or trying to. Charlie wet his lips habitually, swallowing before replying. “I’m…” He wasn’t sure he wanted to get into talking about his therapy right now. It had been hard and unpleasant, but necessary in hindsight. He wished they could have done it all without pushing Kate to breaking point, but they’d survived, worked through it – were closer for it. He realised now that they’d been close physically from the beginning, but now they were close in every sense of the word. So close he felt like he was missing some part of himself when they were apart too long.
 
“I don’t need anyone else,” he said, hoping he sounded earnest. Charlie shifted closer, kissing her softly before pulling back just enough to be able to look her in the eye. He lowered his gaze for a second before meeting hers again, pressing his thumb to her lips gently. “I know it… it was hard for you." It had been horrible for them both, but he'd always known the terrible things he had done. Kate had had to learn about many of them for the first time, with someone else there to bear witness to it all. "I’m glad you stayed.” If she analysed his words, she might realise he meant more than it seemed at the surface; glad she had stayed with him, glad she had stayed in his life, hadn’t left him forever.   


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Kate Baker [ Ilvermorny Adult ]
123 Posts  •  Twenty  •  Bisexual  •  played by Ashton
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Re: [las vegas] the next ten minutes | charles
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 08:07:30 AM »
“Always,” She repeated again for him with a slight nod. Kate didn’t think he was questioning her; she felt the same way when he said things like that to her. Hearing them again only made her happier, only made her feel safer and more secure. Kate realized she shouldn’t be relying on that type of reassurance, as her boyfriend wasn’t the most verbose person in the world, but that perhaps made it even more valuable when he did say what he was thinking aloud.

He was quieter, then, as she rambled on in usual-Kate fashion. Sometimes she wished she could shut up more easily, because early on it had overwhelmed him, her tendency to vent out loud and say whatever was on her mind. She was aware of all of this as she went on to express herself to him, but the words kept coming, like a waiting river through an open dam. She wasn’t like this, though, with everyone. Not so chatterboxy. He brought the part of her out who wanted to share everything she thought, felt, predicted, intuited, questioned. No other person on the face of the planet had ever made her feel so herself. Kate wanted Charlie to know everything there was to know about her, and it never felt like she had enough time for that.

Kate’s small thumb pressed into Charlie’s lower lip, almost dipping inside his mouth before she dropped her hand back to his arm, caressing instead on his skin there. He was such a beautiful person, inside and out. His arms were one of her favorite physical qualities, but if she were grilled to choose only one, she wasn’t sure it would be possible. Everything about him made her nerves sing with electricity, and the feeling hadn’t gone away since she’d met him years ago. It was the same every time they were in one another’s presence. Idly, Kate wondered if that was the same as a soulmate.

She kissed him back distractedly--she was more focused on the statement he’d made. He didn’t want anyone else? Kate knew it had felt contrary to that at times, but why would he have agreed to months of therapy while he was on tour if he didn’t mean it? Why would he be here with her now, telling her? There were plenty of women who might have settled for a patchy relationship with him just because of the status, money or fame it brought them. He wanted to put in work for a reason. She needed to heed those signs.

“It was hard for me. But I know it’s been hard for you, too. You’re soft. Underneath all of this.” Her palm slid down his chest slowly. “That’s part of why I love you,” This part was quieter, under her soft breath. “I stayed because. I want to be with you. Forever.”

This was risky.

Of course it was risky, the last time they’d talked about forever, they’d gotten into a huge fight and ruined her Christmas present to him. The ski trip had been a mess because of a he-said-she-said proposal situation, and Kate knew he had, but he hadn’t seemed willing to come to grips with it. Forever was Russian roulette.


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