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Alec Troven ([personal profile] element_wizard) wrote in [community profile] alternativewriting2012-07-27 12:58 pm
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Who Alec and Andrew
What Andrew gets to deal with Alec who just got really badly dump. DAD STUFFS OH NOES.
Warnings Not likely




Overall, it had been a bad night.

For several months now Alec had been fairly steadily dating this guy, Kevin. He'd gone over to Kevin's place last night so they could go to a movie or something, just generally hang out. When he'd knocked on the door Kevin's mom answered it.

She told him in no uncertain terms that she wasn't allowing Kevin to see Alec any more because Alec was making Kevin sad. Apparently Alec's tendency to flirt with people upset Kevin but instead of bringing it up to Alec, he'd told his mom... and now she was telling him.

Before Alec could even get a word in edgewise, she'd slammed the door in his face.

Alec had not gone out for a drink but instead spent the night wandering about and in the morning did not show up for work even though he'd been consistently being punctual for the past three weeks. (He didn't want to reflect badly on Andrew after all...)

Instead he was sitting on the back of a park bench near Andrew's place pensively staring out into nowhere and smoking.

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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-07-28 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Andrew occasionally went out for a stroll, when he could pull himself away from his work. He'd noticed that Alec hadn't been showing up, but it hadn't exactly weighed heavily on his mind -- he figured he'd start coming in when he wanted to, and if he didn't, well, he'd be out a job.

That was when he ran into Alec, sitting on the bench. He looked him up and down thoughtfully. "Where have you been?"
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-07-28 04:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"Out doing... what, exactly? Other than not coming to work, of course."

It's hard to tell exactly what his tone entails. Disappointment, perhaps, or at the very least, a tacit acknowledgement that Alec hasn't been doing as he's expected to.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-07-28 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
"That's not an acceptable excuse for not showing up. You've been punctual for weeks."

He doesn't exactly care if Alec doesn't show up -- it's his own problem, and it's his work that will be affected by it -- but he sure as hell wants some kind of explanation for it, if he's going to waste his time asking in the first place.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-07-28 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
"Excuse me? I'd like to pretend that wasn't a reference to me, but I doubt that you'd have that level of vitriol in your voice for anyone else."

He stares at Alec coldly, eyebrow raised.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-07-29 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
"By his mother? Mmm... did this Kevin want to dump you, or did his mother make the choice herself?"

He doesn't like it when people don't make their own decisions, or when they make someone else the scapegoat.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-07-30 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"That's utterly ridiculous."

On many levels, and he was about to diagram just how many, in case Alec wasn't aware of it. "For one, flirtation is harmless, especially if you never do anything beyond flirting. One can hardly accuse you of cheating, if a coy word or glance is all you ever offer. Secondly, I assume the fellow has his own free will, and is capable of telling you himself if he no longer wants to date. Thirdly, hiding behind ones mother is cowardly at worst, and ridiculous at best."
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-07-30 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
"Then you'll just have to talk to Kevin in person. I'm sure you can find a way to get ahold of him, even if it turns out to be a bit sneaky."

He shakes his head. He doesn't like to see Alec miserable, mostly because he knows that he's no good at solving this sort of thing. It just doesn't happen to him, and it's hard for him to relate -- his advice is generally overly logical, not emotional.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-07-30 10:00 pm (UTC)(link)
"You'll be left wondering just what happened forever if you don't approach the topic with him head on. Better to be disappointed than left in the dark, isn't it?"

Relationships were not his strong suit. He only hoped his advice was somewhat relevant.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-07-30 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"Very few people like me," he said, not seeming to mind in the least. "And it doesn't matter if she doesn't like you, either. It's not her choice."

If only real life worked that way. Of course, Andrew made sure it did for himself.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-07-31 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
Oh damn, Alec isn't going to cry, is he? If there's one thing Andrew hates, it's overt displays of emotion. He's not sure what he'll do with himself if Alec actually sheds tears -- right now, he looks close, but he's not doing so just yet. Good. Better to keep it that way.

"Then you should date someone else."

His answers were always just a little too cavalier.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-07-31 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
"It isn't difficult, if you really put your mind to it. There are willing dates everywhere. You only have to be willing to look."

It's always been that easy for him, at least.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-07-31 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
"So. You want me to set you up with somebody? Because I could."

He really doesn't want Alec to cry. Really really wants to avoid it. In fact, he isn't even sure what to do with the cracking emotion in Alec's voice. At this point, he'll offer the kid something like setting him up on date just to spare any sort of emotional breakdown.
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[personal profile] rianofski 2012-07-31 05:32 am (UTC)(link)
"Don't be ridiculous," he snaps, having apparently officially reached the end of his rope when it came to comforting Alec. "It wouldn't be a business deal, as you so crassly put it. It would be me attempting to make your life slightly better by arranging for you to meet someone. But if you'd rather wallow in self-pity and self-doubt, well, by all means, be my guest."

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