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Toby Aldebaran

Member Since 22 May 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 08 2017 10:07 PM

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In Topic: No Surprises

08 April 2017 - 07:57 AM

"Plans? If I had any, I'd clear my schedule for you. We're old friends, aren't we?" He grinned as he spoke to her, cocking his head as if to better understand her expression. Even now she was humble, questioning whether or not she was an inconvenience. She would never be an inconvenience, no matter where their hearts were in the future. Willoh would always, always hold a special piece of him.


But what she said next made his mind skip for a few moments before it caught up with him. "Sure I am," he said, as it was the appropriate thing for a college student to say, even if his tone was hesitant. There was something about a person clinging to college that made them sound desperate, immature. In fact he felt that way; certainly he'd be excited to start a job in which he could fly every day, but he would miss his friends. He would miss this feeling of home he'd developed here.


Perhaps that was why he was so interested in exploring something with her again. It was comfort when he needed it most-- a selfish motivation, sure, but he couldn't see the harm in it now. "I'm glad you're here now, though."

In Topic: No Surprises

01 April 2017 - 02:43 AM

Toby's window of opportunity opened with hardly any effort at all. In fact he had to admit that it popped open of its own volition, letting in a metaphorical springtime air that could only be described as something like a drug. It was as if he was in Bambi, experiencing all of those idiotic adolescent hormones all over again as winter thawed, even if it was only fall outside. He was "twitterpated," if you will, and absolutely convinced that this partially had to be the hand of fate.


He wasn't even a religious man.


"Is that right?" He asked, the grin on his features brightening, if that were possible. He was clearly working on an idea. "I can't believe your own brother wouldn't give you the tour of the town. I should at least show you around when you have time. Wouldn't be so bad to catch up." He winked, resisting the urge to ruffle her hair like he used to. Jesus, it really would be that easy to fall back into a routine.


He didn't like the mention of graduation, but he shrugged. "Yeah, I will be. This spring."

In Topic: No Surprises

01 April 2017 - 01:08 AM

Toby would have been amused by her response had she not brought up Noah.


Right. Noah.


That was why he stopped asking about her to start with, why he let them fall out of contact after graduation. Noah had never been chill with their relationship, and upon moving up to college, he kinda chose to prioritize his bro, considering he was the one with him. It was much easier to fall into a douchebag routine with him around, joining Kappa and participating in the debauchery they had to offer. That, however, could prove to be his undoing.


It wasn't as if Noah thought him to be an upstanding, committed individual anymore. Back in the day he'd been entirely faithful to Willoh, sustaining a pretty adorable relationship, and even then it hadn't been so chill. Now it would be even more difficult to navigate, but he supposed he could pull it off.


(What was better than Noah as his brother-in-law, after all?)


"Noah, yeah." Toby appeared dejected for a moment, but wouldn't allow himself to dwell on it for too long. Dude would surely understand. "So where are you living right now? Are you familiar with the town?"

In Topic: No Surprises

01 April 2017 - 12:48 AM

What were the chances? Here stood his high school sweetheart, the girl he'd pledged his entire life to when he was far more naive and laughably lovesick. Over the years he'd come to understand that it was puppy love at best, the sort of thing many high school aged kids went through, yet as she stood here in front of him he had to admit there was still a current underlying their interaction. At least from his perspective.


Her blush was so cute that it made his stomach clench, but admittedly he was still quite naive, even if he wasn't aware of it; she was, of course, representative of his past and unrealized dreams just as he was hitting a crossroads. This would be easy to fall into. He hadn't changed, and judging by her reaction, neither had she. This was damn near foolproof.


But was it too safe? Would he be taking advantage of her in his own way? There would be a sense of security that drove him towards her; even now it did, a familiarity that he could step in line with. Even now he was leaning closer to her. "You go here? Holy shit," he laughed, shaking his head. "What are the chances?"


A lazy half grin spread across his face as he winked. "Let me guess. You missed me so much that you just had to come see me again." He was joking, clearly, by his tone, even if he had a tendency to be insufferable.

In Topic: No Surprises

31 March 2017 - 11:49 PM

Blame it on the strange, unfamiliar depression starting to creep up on him, but he certainly felt more affected by this than he should have been. Moments ago he was thinking about how everyone would forget each other in time; their lives would continue unabated after graduation, the axis of their worlds never fully aligned again. And then there she was: a face straight out of history, as if he summoned her by forgetting her. It was a glaring instance of what he'd been afraid of, presented to him in a way that made him feel conflicted.


She was as beautiful as she'd always been, blonde and fair and smiling brightly. Her reaction to him was entirely normal, too-- like greeting a friend she hadn't seen in a while, a complete contrast to his surprised stare. For some reason he found it difficult to find any words at all, his mouth flopping open and closed as a very stupid thought ran through his mind: she was angelic, so perfect that it stung.


"Yeah, ha--" He finally managed, though as soon as he allowed himself to smile, the expression took over his features. Truth be told, he was genuinely happy to see her, no matter how much he'd been spiraling just moments before. In fact he looked giddy, silly, a slight tinge of red rising to his cheeks as he tried to collect himself.


"You're as pretty as ever," he complimented her, beaming, though perhaps his flirting had lost its edge in his surprise. "But uh-- what are you doing here?"