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Discussion in 'Elysium' started by Rey Solo, May 11, 2019.

  1. Rey Solo

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    May 14th, year 108 [early morning]
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    The sunlight swam in through the middle of her curtains. As the light hit her face, Rey stirred gently into it; an old habit which she had not managed to shake off even in this land. It was early, she knew that much. However, she didn't bother to try to look at the time just yet. She tried to move but found herself unable to shift and stretch as she would usually greet the morning. Panic set in first of all before her mind settled as last night caught up with her. Rey's eyes widened and set on Connor's still sleeping face. Her expression softened and she sighed to herself, relaxing once more into the embrace he'd wrapped her up in.


    For Rey, this was a big step, she knew. She had let her guard down and for Connor. However, there were no regrets aside from perhaps not acting on her feeling sooner and simply ignoring them. Rey had known for some time why her chest had tightened when Connor walked into a room, or why she waited for him to come home from work with an air of anticipation. She also knew why she had ignored the truth for some time. That in itself was hard, but she didn't want to burden Connor with any of it. All she knew for certain now was how she felt and that she couldn't see the point in ignoring her feelings any longer, especially when he reciprocated.

    Rey had meant what she had said last night; Connor was amazing. He had to be, to be able to love her despite her faults and her temperament. She raised a hand slowly and smoothed it over his cheek, brushing her fingers past the skin into his hair where they settled. Her movements were soft, done with an affection she no longer wanted to deny. "Good morning." She said gently, like her voice was being carried on a breeze.

     
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    At first, he'd hated sleep. Hated how it seemed to dictate his days, his ability to do anything if he went too long without it. Plus, the whole concept just seemed... boring. To just lay in a bed, close your eyes, and do nothing for hours and hours? But then, there was nothing quite like that morning: slowly blinking his eyes open from the comfort of a deep, dream-filled slumber, to see Rey there in his arms, watching him with her own heavy-lidded gaze. Her fingers were gentle in his hair, and he smiled lazily at her.

    The events of the past evening returned to him all at once, and he tugged her closer and pressed his lips to her forehead. "A very good morning," he murmured there, and breathed a laugh.

     
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    Rey let herself enjoy this embrace and waking up to Connor being there. She leaned into his tug and followed his lips, stealing a kiss of her own when he had drawn back a little. "I agree." She mumbled, yawning as she stretched as much as she could. She still had work today, she wasn't sure if Connor did too, but they still had some time before either of them had to go.

    Maybe she could afford to be a little late.

    "It'd be better if we could just stay here." She didn't sound unhappy, more just pointing out the obvious. She quite liked being in his arms and didn't want to lose that, not even for a second.

    Rey was about to speak again, when the light from the landing nudged further into her room and a little spec of orange whirred past until he was by her bedside. Rey flushed as the droid began,

    "I thought you'd need a wake up call." BB-8 even sounded smug; how could bleeps and whistles be smug? Rey groaned and the droid continued, "We can talk about how I was right on the way to Master Skywalker's establishment."

    At this, Rey looked over at the droid who realised, perhaps, that tact had not been deployed effectively in this situation and so he whirred out of the room, still whistling that he had been right all along. Rey threw one of the pillows in his direction as he went to leave but he dodged it and continued his way into the rest of the flat.

    When she looked at Connor she had a serious face for a few moments before she crumpled into laughter, "Well, at least he didn't bother us last night." She stole another kiss from his lips.

     
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    Connor had opened his mouth to reply when the sound of whirring and beeping signaled the entrance of BB-8. And though he could no longer understand the droid, he got the sense of sheer smugness. Rey threw a pillow after him, then, and Connor knew the droid had to be addressing their current situation. He looked to Rey expectantly for interpretation. "What was all that about?" he laughed, though the noise was cut off and turned to an appreciative hum as he caught her kiss.

     
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    Rey leaned into the embrace. She wasn't ignoring Connor's question, but instead just enjoying this closeness and easiness between them. Since the night on the ship and what BB-8 had suggested, she'd felt a little awkward around Connor as she had sorted out her own feelings on the matter. That was on her, not on him of course. She had just assumed from the start he wouldn't want anything to do with her, not like that. She couldn't see why anyone would; she still sometimes struggled to see why Ben had. The only thing which had helped her resolve on that topic had been that she had been able to feel what he had. With Connor she had to trust in what he was telling her and what she was being told from his reactions.

    Rey leaned back then with a grin, sitting up slightly, whilst resting on her elbow. Sometimes she forgot he couldn't understand BB-8. "He was just saying he was right." She said with a hum of amusement. She looked at where the droid had just left and then turned her gaze back to Connor. "About us - he suggested it that night on the ship." She said, looking for his reaction then with a lop sided smile. Maybe he wouldn't remember how she'd flushed when BB-8 had caught them star gazing; pretending he'd said something about wiring. He'd called her out too, asking why she wasn't just letting herself be happy. Well, she was happy now; happy she had taken that risk with him.

     
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    He paused a moment, remembering back to that moment on the ship; Rey suddenly becoming flustered, insisting BB-8 needed help while she practically had jumped from his arms. Slowly, a smirk spread across his lips. "You lied," he concluded, though his tone was wholly amused.

    "Well, I'll give it to him. He was bolder about it than both of us." Not anymore, but it seemed even the droid had seen straight through the paper thin walls Connor and Rey had tried to keep between them. At least they were gone, finally.

    Connor was smiling as he watched Rey for a moment, his dark eyes moving slowly over his face. But then he groaned, laid his head back heavily on the pillow. "Work is the last thing I want to do right now," he said, still smiling a bit as he smoothed a hand over Rey's skin.

     
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    Rey flushed but pulled a face in Connor's direction. Sure she had technically lied, but it didn't matter now, did it? Not when they were like this with each other. She wished she had acknowledged her feelings sooner but they had got there in the end between them. However it had happened, they were now wrapped in each others arms; surely that was all that mattered now?

    "He's always been fairly bold." She hummed, thinking of all the times BB-8 had shown his true personality. He used to have no problem letting Ben know his full opinion, though he seemed to get on with Connor somewhat better.

    Rey laughed as he mentioned work and leaned forwards, twisting so her crossed arms were resting on his chest. "Me too." She agreed, pulling another face. Rey felt like she didn't want to waste any more time not exploring her feelings for Connor. However, work was kind of important too. She knew Luke wouldn't fire her unless she did something really awful, but she still didn't want to take advantage of his good nature; she'd had enough time off when she had been stabbed. "Why don't I walk you to work? We could take the longer route?" She suggested with a wide smile as she leaned down to steal a kiss from his lips before pulling back. "Luke won't mind me being a little late."

     
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    Connor watched her shift closer to him, and at her words nodded. "Yes, I think that would make getting up a lot more tolerable," he reasoned with a chuckle. Still, before he moved, he reached a hand towards her face and tipped her face to him, to steal a lingering kiss. He couldn't imagine ever tiring of the sensation it filled him with.

    When he pulled back, it was with another groan that he finally pushed himself to sit up, his gaze turning around the room for a moment. He'd seen the room before, but he didn't think he'd ever been inside besides when he'd found her having a nightmare. And even then, his attention had been centered on Rey. He let his gaze linger on some of her possessions and decorations, wondering what each one meant to her.

    Eventually he rose to stand, stooping to collect his clothes from the floor before pausing to glance at Rey. He smiled, and nodded towards his room. "I'll be right back," he said, and headed across the way to get dressed.

     
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    Rey shifted back to let Connor get out of bed, grinning at his comment about their walk. Her room was still darkened by the fact her curtains were drawn but otherwise her pictures and various objects she had collected during her time in Pandora were on display. "Okay." She replied easily, stretching out as he left.

    Rey took a moment then to consider what had happened. She was happy beyond anything that she had expected; for one she hadn't expected Connor to respond to her affection or even match it. She smiled to herself, drumming her fingers on her duvet. While Rey might not understand why Connor had returned her affection, she was certainly glad that he had. She wanted to see where this led them.

    In his absence, she began getting ready for work herself. She pulled on her usual scavenger gear with her long tunic, leggings and a jacket. Rey pulled her hair up into her three buns before wandering out into the hallway and over to the kitchen. Her stomach was churning, at the least she wanted to grab some toast before she walked Connor to work so she got some various items out of the fridge.

    By the time she heard Connor's door go, she was happily munching on some toast, "I'm in here." She called.

     
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    All it took was one glance at the clock for Connor to kick himself into gear, quickly freshening up, throwing on fresh clothes, and combing his thick hair into submission. When he emerged into the kitchen, Rey had already put herself together, while he was still doing the last buttons on his shirt. The sight of her drew a fresh smile to his lips.

    "Hey," he greeted her brightly. Fleetingly, he considered how things had changed between them. He doubted their relationship could ever go back to the way it had been. And that being the case, he really hoped he didn't mess this up; and that in itself seemed a high hope to have, considering his very limited experience with his own feelings, let along how to consider another's. The idea brought some of his previously banished nerves back.

    "You look nice," he observed aloud, a bit abruptly. And she did; though nothing she'd done about her appearance was out of the ordinary, she was all at once all the more attractive to him. Was that normal? "I– you usually do, I just mean–" He stopped himself, and gave Rey an apologetic look.

     
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    Rey smiled warmly at Connor as he emerged. She felt a little more self conscious than she had done when they'd been having breakfast yesterday. She smoothed down the front of her tunic, mainly out of a little nervousness. There was a warm stirring in the pit of her stomach which bloomed into her cheeks when he complimented her look.

    "Thanks." She said with a warm smile. Having finished her toast she produced the coffee she'd made for him and placed it on the side near to him, "So do you. Your hair looks good." She said quickly, before her nerves could force her mouth shut but she wanted to say something nice in return. He deserved it; and his hair did look great.

    There was a strange undercurrent to their conversation, like the promise of what was to come. It was completely uncertain; she knew it would be more so for Connor because he was only newly turned human as well. She was sure between the pair of them they would work it out. They weren't doing badly so far. "Do you want something to eat before we go?"