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01 September 2008 @ 09:56 pm
 
I had my first shower in weeks. I can't think of a single thing that could have felt better.

Iever came to visit today. I don't know how he did it, but he made good work of my hair. It had gotten to the point where, Cid's opinion or no, I would have had to cut it all off.

We spoke for a time, but not too deeply. That's for the best. As cowardly as I am, I don't... think I'm ready yet, to face what I had sunk to. What my madness had reduced me to. Though I do have to, to a degree, and soon...

But Iever is doing well, happy, and relatively healthy. Quip is so good for him. They love each other without exception, and that is a rare and precious thing; and I do believe, that my son, my son, deserves that and more. And Quip also, I suppose; he has led a hard life also, and is a good man.

I haven't seen anyone else, for which I'm grateful. I'm... just not ready.

I'm too thin. I'm running on reserves. I know... I know I'll have to eat soon. Not just for me. But for him, too.
 
 
 
Cid: mesmokin_highwind on September 2nd, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
Cid enters his cabin carrying a tray. There's a bowl of steaming broth, some juice, a sliced skinned apple, dried crackers and cream cheese on a bagel. Cid concentrates on not spilling any of it as he puts it on the table.
Vincent Valentinebeastunderneath on September 2nd, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
Vincent's napping lightly, which is most of what he does these past few days, sprawled out on his back, chest rising and falling evenly.
Cid: serioussmokin_highwind on September 2nd, 2008 05:33 am (UTC)
Cid pulls off his gloves and goggles, and takes a careful seat on the bed. He brushes his fingers through the now silky smooth black hair, and down Vincent's thin face. He remembered when the cheeks used to be rounder, softer.

"Vince, hey, wakey wakey Sleepin' Beauty."
Vincent Valentinebeastunderneath on September 2nd, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
Vincent shifts as he comes awake, blinking Cid into focus.

"Hi. How long have I been out?"
Cid: mesmokin_highwind on September 2nd, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
"Few hours," Cid says dismissively. "Sit up, I brought ye some food."
Vincent Valentinebeastunderneath on September 2nd, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
Vincent pauses in the act of elbowing himself up. He swallows back saliva. "Food?"
Cid: serioussmokin_highwind on September 2nd, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
"Few different things," Cid says, getting up to grab the tray. "You don't gotta eat it all, just thought we'd try some of it, alright? See if anythin' caught yer fancy..." He sounds far too casual, avoided looking at Vincent. It was obvious Vincent's lack of appetite was really worrying the Captain.
Vincent Valentinebeastunderneath on September 2nd, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
Vincent pushes himself up against the pillows as Cid brings the tray. He swallows again and says nothing.
Cid: serioussmokin_highwind on September 2nd, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
Cid darts a look up at Vincent from under worried blond brows. He looks back down at the tray, showing off the selection. "Anythin' appeal much?" He asks softly.
Vincent Valentinebeastunderneath on September 2nd, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
"Everything looks wonderful," he says, and for the most part he's being honest. On a normal day, he'd eat all of it and be looking forward to more at lunch.
Cid: mesmokin_highwind on September 2nd, 2008 06:05 am (UTC)
Cid smiles sadly. "Hey," he says, "No one's expectin' miracles here, Vincent, alright? Small steps walk the path fer big improvements. Ye want some juice?" He holds up the glass of juice.
Vincent Valentinebeastunderneath on September 2nd, 2008 06:11 am (UTC)
Vincent nods, taking the juice - but as he drinks, he eyes the things on the tray, and uses the juice as a stall to keep from progressing with the meal.
Cid: serioussmokin_highwind on September 2nd, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
Cid notices the tiny sips at the juice, but doesn't discourage Vincent. Anything was better than nothing at this stage, and sooner or later Vincent would have to stop drinking, or run out of juice.

He breaks a cracker in half. "How 'bout somethin' light, te soak the juice up?" He asks, eating the other half himself.
Vincent Valentinebeastunderneath on September 2nd, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
Vincent takes the cracker, and brings it up to his mouth, jerkily, as if he had to fight himself physically. He takes a tiny bite off the edge, licking at it, then forces himself to take a bigger bite. He closes his eyes as he does it, feeling his throat tighten and eyes sting.
Cid: serioussmokin_highwind on September 2nd, 2008 06:35 am (UTC)
"It's okay, it's okay, Vince," Cid says, reaching out and gently taking the cracker back. He puts the food on the bedside table and sits up next to the gunman so he can be more supportive, less face-to-face intimidating. He brushes away the wetness from Vincent's eyes with his thumb. "Good work, Vincent, yer doing great. How ye feeling?"
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