Monday, September 23, 2013

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Hector soon arrived at Nelson Park. He saw no one immediately around, save a young couple walking by the entrance and an occasional passing car.

“It’s pretty dark,” said Hector. “You mind helping me find him from the sky?”

Sure thing.’ Garovel flew above the trees, which were dense enough that Hector had trouble following where the reaper had gone.

But, uh... stay in my line of sight, please...

Yes, Mother.

Hector moved toward the center of the park, where there was a manmade pond with a small fountain. He stopped under a tall lamp along the main footpath, but he decided not to sit on the bench there.

Hmm,’ Garovel said after a few minutes. ‘I don’t see him. Do you?

No. Guess we’re waiting...

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Nestled behind a tall air vent on the roof of an apartment complex, Geoffrey found his spot. It was rather far, but he could see practically the whole park from here. He pointed his binoculars at the moving glimmer in the sky, and he saw the reaper. Hector’s reaper.

Geoffrey grinned. “Aha. I thought it might be you two who helped Mr. Colt.” He panned down across the park. “Now where is Hector...?”

He saw the dark figure below a streetlamp. Geoffrey touched the sore lump on his chest. It was no more than an occasional nuisance, so he had never bothered to get it looked at by a doctor, contrary to Desmond’s wishes. Rather, Geoffrey enjoyed the feeling, enjoyed how it reminded him of Hector--his very special friend.

Honestly, he wasn’t sure if he even wanted to kill Hector. Thinking about all the potential hostilities that they could have, the violent clashes and innocent casualties and long sessions of torture, Geoffrey couldn’t help but smile. Hector seemed like someone who could amuse him for a very long time.

25 comments:

  1. "I thought it might [be] you two who helped Mr. Colt"
    RD

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    1. Reading that again, you could also go with "might have been" due to tense

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  2. Ah ha! so they could be Frienemies =D

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    1. For those homestucks out there, TELL me there isn't a kismessitude here. I bet you can't.

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    2. I hope everyone is prepared for twenty years of a "will they, won't they" relationship between Hector and Geoffrey.

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    3. I understand waht quadrant you want them to be in =J
      and i think it could work if they are that way, or atleast excepting of that way

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    4. Hectors quadrants: Sheryl - Flushed crush, Garovel - Moirail, and Geoffrey - Calignous crush.
      Acceptable?

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    5. The crush is more on Geoffrey's side of the relationship. I might go as far as saying it is unrequited.

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    6. Friggn youngsters with their newfangled entertainment and messin up a perfectly good language with mangled up words

      Get off my lawn

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    7. You have a point there anonymous, but I think Geoffrey is starting to grow on Hector as a nemesis.
      To Kunama: Never old man! *chucks brick at window, and runs away

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  3. I don't know what is wrong with you people...Goeffrey is the one to give Hector his first taste of a fight to the death. The ability to kill. He'll never do it much, but the capacity must come sooner or later. Geoffrey is a very good starting point - he seems human but isn't, and does utterly inhuman things.

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  4. It's vice versa too. Hector is the first one to actually survive a fight with Geoffrey. In fact, through Garovel and Hector, Geoffrey was inroduced to this whole new world that he didn't even know he belonged to. In his mind, Hector might just be indispensable. Hector is Batman, and Geoffrey is the Joker

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  5. Please, Frost, let this end well for the twins...

    So many people read Homestuck? Is it really that good?

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  6. Geoffrey's idea of how to handle that kind of friend is to kill him with extra special excruciating pain and inventive torture. Telling Hector how glad he is to have met him the whole time. Including to his corpse before he walks away. With a straight face.

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  7. Sounds bout right lol

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  8. Eye of the beholder. I used to read Homestuck but didn't like what it became, at all.
    Problem Sleuth that came before it was much better. Keep in mind though, Homestuck fans tend to get viewed in the same light as fans of MLP nowadays.

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  9. You can't mean My Little Pony...?

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  10. Ugh! I guess I won't be reading Homestuck anytime soon

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  11. Problem sleuth is good and highly recommended, it's what Andrew did before starting Homestuck.
    Homestuck is good too, as long as you never go past chapter 4. The trolls are pretty much an extreme love hate relationship for many, you either love them or hate them really. I found them to be far too much to tolerate, stopped in chapter 5 and from what I know it's only gotten worse.

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  12. Ok I'll try it out sometime. Thanks

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  13. There isn-
    There-
    SHIT.

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