Colette Said You're My Girlfriend


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Scene Title Colette Said You're My Girlfriend
Synopsis Elaine and Magnes discuss the things causing him stress, his current commitment phobia being one of them.
Date May 13 2010

The Lighthouse

It's getting late, but on this particular night Magnes didn't go bugging Elaine to come downstairs, instead he's moved the couch out of the way while the children are asleep, wearing his vintage long-sleeved white Super Friends shirt again, blue jeans, and socks. He has an ornate sheathe laying somewhere by his feet, holding an equally ornate damascus steel saif sword in his right hand, practicing quite intensely. He seems to have been going at it for a while, occasionally having to take a breathe. Not many opportunities to train in this weather, so he has to use some nights when everyone's asleep.

How long she's been standing there, who knows. Near the stairs, Elaine stands, silently watching Magnes in his quick movements and practice. Her arms are folded over her chest as she leans against the wall, not choosing to really interrupt until it looks like Magnes has come to a bit of a stop. "You're pretty good at that."

"It was taken from the man who destroyed my ex's memories. I'm choosing to get very good with it and make something good come out of what happened." Magnes leans down and grabs the sheathe, then slides the sword into it. "I practice with a pole too, I'm a bit better with that, it's great for my ability. "I go outside and practice in a globe occasionally, trying to raise my endurance and practice my ability at the same time. And when you punch and kick hard things, it causes microscoptic fractures in your bone, which then heal and makes the bone get stronger every time. Bone has nearly infinite potential to get stronger, or so I hear from martial artists."

"Wow." Elaine chuckles. "I guess it's a good thing I really don't get hit much. I kinda have a feeling I'm a bit fragile, or so I guess considering how much of a wuss I am when it comes to pain. I try to rely on my natural charisma and wit to deal with things." She looks at him. "I don't know exactly what sort of stuff you're mixed up in, but I'm glad you're at least working to make sure you don't get yourself hurt because of it."

"I've been hurt so many times, it's forced me to get stronger. I've been shot four or five times, had everything in my body shattered and then healed, fought a blood manipulator when I could barely fight at all." Magnes places the sheath back into a thin black case, then locks it. "I'm a little stressed right now, sorry." he offers a weak smile, then walks around to take a seat on the couch.

Elaine winces at the idea of being shot that many times. "Well, you're stronger for it, so that's good." She moves to head over to sit next to him. "I can tell you're stressed. What's going on? Everything okay?"

"I agreed to speak with this man, who caused a lot of trouble for me, and I guess I'm just anxious about it." Magnes slips an arm around her shoulder, turning the DVD on that's currently in the player. Apparently the children were watching Lord of the Rings. "You know, Colette said you're my girlfriend."

"Don't be anxious. I'm sure it'll go well." Elaine leans in, kissing his cheek. She nods after a moment. "Well, it's an easy assumption to make. Y'know, given how we act." She murmurs, taking a long look at him.

"I'd correct her, but… it seems kind of rude, to you, I mean." Magnes lets out a long sigh, stressed by that situation as well. "I should just go to sleep so I can get up in the morning and make breakfast…"

Elaine shakes her head a little. "You could correct her if you want. I mean, it's not as if I am your girlfriend.." She looks at him seriously, as if she's about to say something, but she shrugs it off, offering him a smile. "Alright. Sleep well then, I guess."

"I'm doing it, aren't I?" Magnes asks, not elaborating until a moment's pause, then adds, "Hurting you, I mean, I'm hurting you without knowing it. You don't have to keep it to yourself."

Elaine shakes her head quickly. "No, it's not really that you're hurting me. I mean, it's alright. I just.. I don't want any of this to cause you any extra stress, you know? If it's stressing you out, just don't think about it. Or if you can't do that and you have to think about it… figure out how you feel." She frowns. "I just don't want to cause problems for you, alright?"

"You're not a problem, Elaine, I promise. You're one of the good things in my life right now, I just don't want you hurt, and I'm just stupid enough to accidentally do that." Magnes leans over to peck her on the lips, then stands up to grab his case and start heading to the stairs. "Come on, it's late."

"You haven't hurt me yet." Elaine smiles, then pushes herself off of the couch to head for the stairs. "I promise I'll tell you if I'm hurt.. normally I'd keep that kind of thing to myself, but.. if something happens or changes, I promise to tell you."

"Thanks, Elaine, that's the best thing you could do for me." Magnes, starting to head down the boys wing, looks back and adds, "Well, one of the best things, but it's in the top five."

Elaine can't help but grin. "One of these days I'll have to ask you what the top five are. I have a few guesses, but.. I think my curiosity may just get the better of me in this case."

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