uhh, he and I sort of had a disagreement when I was under the influence of a magic anon. It didn’t end well. I think one of his hell hounds chipped a tooth on my shoulder though, so at least there’s that.
…..I guess I’d like to make my parents proud. To make a difference. I mean, this life, this job…its hard and it’s often thankless but it’s important. I got a second chance at life and I want to make the most of it.
[Leaves as a phone message] Hey Jo! It's Abby, uh, duh. Anyways, Anna and I are planning a Fourth of July party. You and Ben are invited, but we'll be sending out the actual invites in the next couple of days. But I was wondering if you'd be up for handling some beer, and it's going to be a pot luck, so maybe your favorite dish? That'd be super. Call me back whenever you can! Bye~
*sends a text back to Abby, since it’s easier than explaining the new deep voice* Sure! I’ll bring beer and a side dish - I’m thinking homemade onion rings. Let me know if you need me to do anything else, okay? <3
"Well, you could be eating a lot worse. Also, I didn't get the chance to tell you, but I'm liking this form more than little you form. Well, I like them equally, I guess, but I like you best when you're my good ol' Jo."
Jo laughed and ruffled Ben’s hair. “I’m tall enough to do this now,” he teased. “And you don’t have to worry about leaving me alone…I’m definitely seeing the perks of guy over child. Except…” Jo trailed off, shifting on the stool. “Things are just…weird…and awkward like this,” he said, blushing slightly.
Ben smiles despite himself. "Don't sweat it Jo, it's good that you brought it up. I've been pushing it out of the way, but it's something I need to face." He scoots his stool closer to the other. "Thank you."
Jo smiled, glad that Ben seemed comfortable, both with the gentle nudge toward his past and the fact that his girlfriend was suddenly a man. “You’re welcome,” he said simply, giving Ben’s arm another gentle squeeze. It was odd, displaying affection for him in this body and Jo didn’t want to make Ben uncomfortable so he brought his hand back to the plate of crackers and grabbed a second.
"No, I haven't." He says softly, hands folding his lap. "There's just a lot of things I have to figure out for myself, and maybe once they're in order I can talk to her. I just. I don't know." Ben looks down in embarrassment then, feeling guilty.
Jo reached over and put his hand on Ben’s arm. “Hey… I get that. It’s okay, I was just curious. I mean, we’ve never really talked about why you left home or anything. And we don’t have to…” he cut himself off with a shake of his head, “Clearly being a guy doesn’t fix the rambling problem.”
"Mom used to make them for me all the time." He speaks with a slight nostalgia in his voice. "Best snack for after tee-ball practice." Ben licks his fingers free of the peanut butter with a warm smile.
Jo laughed. “See, now I feel like we should have played tee-ball to have earned them,” he said with a grin, “Speaking of your mom…have you talked to her much recently?” His voice became a bit hesitant when he brought up Ben’s mom, since they hadn’t really talked about Lisa much.
Ben smiles at him. "As long as it's not permanent. But I mean, it's still you, I'd just have to get used to it." He bites into one of the crackers then, sliding the plate towards Jo. "Help yourself, I'm glad I finally got around to making them."
"No, as far as I know it’s not permanent…that’d be super awkward," Jo replied with a smile. He grabbed a cracker off the plate, examining it before taking a bite. "Yummy."
He was just finishing up the last few graham crackers when he heard the voice. Ben jumped at first, turning on his heel at the unfamiliar voice. "Oh, Jo! You're a guy!" He laughed then and pulled out a bar stool for her.
"Yeah…not sure how long it’s supposed to last, the anon wasn’t all that specific," Jo replied sheepishly. "I borrowed your clothes, again…hope that’s okay." He sat down on the stool Ben pulled out, still somewhat awkward in the larger body.
Jo and I were talking just about the Cupid List and we were wondering how you guys would feel about the following idea:
Essentially, a sum up of what’s happened in the month RP-wise. It would include plot developments, who slept with who, and any other shenanigans. We would like you to report to use at the end of the month whatever you would want us to include and we can keep track of anon nonsense ourselves. All the information would be known OOC but not IC and we think it could be a good way to have everyone informed about what everyone else has going on with their characters.
We’d totally keep the couple’s list in there too, Lucifer ;)
So uh, what do you think? Yay, nay? No likey the self-reporting system or totally feeling it? You can reply to this or send us an ask.
I would be too shy to report anything myself but I like the idea.
It doesn’t have to be a lot, it can just be something as simple as: Becky and Garth went on a date and made plans to see each other again soon. We don’t need a novel, especially given how many people are in the RP :3