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[Event] Prison Therapy II - Summer Edition

Posted by croik on 2010.07.18 at 21:47
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*While Gourd Lake entertains summer guests with ice cream and fun, LA's most notorious prison has a different idea. They've marched the inmates of cell block X outside, each carrying their own chair (except for Acro of course~) and forced them into a circle for everyone's favorite Therapy Session! If everyone behaves they might even get extra dessert.

And this session's leader is....


princess_paups at 2010-07-19 01:56 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*Lauren pulls her chair a bit more into the circle to show that she's been designated the moderator for this therapy sessions. She looks around at everyone, blushes profusely, and clears her throat.*

Um, hello, everyone. Since I'm not going to be here much longer, they were kind enough to let me lead this session. I'm not sure where to begin... *She ducks her head shyly* But I thought maybe we could talk about...love?
Mimi Miney
chevrolady at 2010-07-19 03:07 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*Mimi sits a few chairs away, suddenly wishing she'd chosen a spot closer to Lauren--she's a bit anxious to say the least about where this session is going to go, but for now she tries to be as supportive as she can. She leans forward a bit, resting her arms on her knees and placing her chin in her hand.*

Like, what kind of love did you have in mind, Paups? *She already knows the answer, so she's not sure why she asked.* We went over, like, "maternal bonds" last time, right?
Jacques Portsman
olympiclogic at 2010-07-19 04:39 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*Jacques took the initiative right away to seat himself next to Lauren, now a bit behind her as she scoots her chair forward. His eyebrows raise in intrigue of the subject matter, and he leans forward himself to show his most charming grin*

You're talking about romantic love, aren't you?
henamesthesky at 2010-07-19 06:26 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*Since they got here together at the back of the line, it was natural to park his chair next to Diego's. He's got his arms folded across his chest as Lauren starts to talk. This the first of these sessions he's attended, so he's not sure what to expect. He lets Jacques finish flirting before saying anything.* What would you say about it, Lauren? Are we talking about experiences, or thoughts, or both?

princess_paups at 2010-07-20 01:30 (UTC) (PermaLink)
Um, well... *she falters a little bit beneath their questions, but rallies herself.* We already talked about family, so I thought...yes, we could talk about romantic love! Does anyone have...um... experiences to share?
Diego Armando
nosugar_nomilk at 2010-07-20 02:47 (UTC) (PermaLink)
Love is as sweet as sugar but as bitter as coffee. A dark brew with a swirl of lightness. As long as life but as brief as a heartbeat.

I don't know if anyone who's felt love needs to ask about it, but I'm willing to talk about it. I've loved many times, but I've only been in love once.

I'll never be in love again.
henamesthesky at 2010-07-20 04:25 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*After Diego finishes speaking, there's a pause, so he steps into it. Better to get this out of the way.*

I've loved and had affection for people, but I've never been "in love". Not in the way that you mean, Lauren.
I think love is a powerful force, some times creative, sometimes destructive. I've seen what it can do to people.
Mimi Miney
chevrolady at 2010-07-20 04:38 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*Mimi rolls her eyes at Diego's dramatic prose, although for the time being she keeps silent about it remembering their "civil agreement." Her attention is focused on Jacques--she's wary of his 'handsome devil'ish smile and how close he's sitting to Lauren. She is genuinely surprised though at Acro's words, which momentarily distract her.*

Like, you never had a girlfriend or anything, Mr. Ken? Seriously? You're so nice!
henamesthesky at 2010-07-20 05:06 (UTC) (PermaLink)
Thanks, Mimi. But yeah, I've dated.
When you move around a lot it can be hard to form long term, exclusive relationships. I always thought there would be time later for that kind of thing.
There have been some girls I liked a lot, maybe even loved. But nothing like the kind of love Diego is talking about. Most of the love I've seen has been lighthearted. I don't think I've ever seen love like that.
Diego Armando
nosugar_nomilk at 2010-07-20 05:17 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*smiles at Ken* That's right. I don't think English has enough words for love. The inadequacy of the language makes us call a shallow flirtation by the same name as a true, deep passion, and in truth those two things have nothing whatsoever to do with each other.
henamesthesky at 2010-07-20 05:40 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*he nods, his face serious* No, they don't. I think people get those things confused, flirtation and true love. When they can't tell the difference, they can be hurt so easily.
Jacques Portsman
olympiclogic at 2010-07-20 10:45 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*He turns Mimi's way when he feels eyes on him, and gives her a guy-nod of acknowledgment. But he glances to Diego and Ken as the conversation continues, and pipes up when he sees opportunity to.*

Well this is certainly a dramatic note we've hit, isn't it. On the brighter side of things, who here can say they've had good experiences with romance? *he raises his hand*
Diego Armando
nosugar_nomilk at 2010-07-20 14:45 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*He listens to Jacques, nods. He doesn't raise his hand, but he gestures with it in acknowledgment.*

*wryly* Oh, that's right, we wouldn't want to get too serious in a therapy session, would we?

I've certainly had many good experiences with romance. What made you think I hadn't? I thought I'd implied as much. Just because I've tasted bitter, that doesn't mean I haven't known sweet.
Mimi Miney
chevrolady at 2010-07-22 02:10 (UTC) (PermaLink)

((Continuing the thread here))

*Mimi's eyes are again focused on Jacques, although for a different reason than the one she had minutes ago. She remains wary of his attempts to charm Lauren, but is also relieved that she's no longer apparently isolated in her ways of thinking.*

Like, thanks Paups, J. You both know what I mean. Don't a lot of guys enjoy "the chase" more than the girls do? It, like, creates memories and stuff...I dunno, I think it's fun.
Diego Armando
nosugar_nomilk at 2010-07-22 02:42 (UTC) (PermaLink)
I think you're misunderstanding me, perhaps willfully, but perhaps not.

The chase is wonderful, and I very much enjoy flirting with women I like. You, however, are disingenuously using this session to talk about your flirtations in a veiled manner and thereby flirting some more.

I'm not going to sit and listen to that without objecting. If you're going to say something, at least be open about it.

Mimi Miney
chevrolady at 2010-07-22 03:03 (UTC) (PermaLink)
Yeah, yeah. *She sighs and shrugs.* Like, think what you want, but like, if that is what I'm up to, I don't see why I have to say anything if it's soooo obvious. It's not like I'm flirting with you or anything, Armando. *Her tone is dripping with so much sarcasm she could fill a pail and a half.* You're, like, totally safe from the likes of me. *She keeps her eyes on Jacques and Lauren.*
Jacques Portsman
olympiclogic at 2010-07-22 03:33 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*with Mimi's eyes on him, he assumes she's expecting him to say something, so he raises a brow and matches her sarcasm*

I don't know, you two sound pretty flirtatious to me. *a smirk* Why not be honest, like he's asking?
Diego Armando
nosugar_nomilk at 2010-07-22 03:56 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*His jaw clenches, and for a moment, he looks genuinely angry, but he takes a breath, and it passes.*

Yes, be honest. Here, I'll show you how it's done. Once, I did love someone. Very much. A man killed her, with about as much remorse as someone would show when killing a fly.

The person dearest to the woman I loved was her sister, so when I woke up, I did what I could to protect her sister. This woman would have let that sister die with about as much remorse. As if killing a fly.

So if you're too immature to tell the difference between love and hate, Jacques, I feel sorry for you. Because you must not know what love is. When I flirt with a woman, I might tease her, but I don't insult her, and I don't hate her.
Jacques Portsman
olympiclogic at 2010-07-22 04:40 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*He would laugh at Diego's ever-seriousness attitude, but-- that would be rude. Instead, he holds his hands up, innocently.*

Hey, relax, I didn't mean any harm! I'm sorry about your girl, but if you couldn't tell, I was being sarcastic.
Mimi Miney
chevrolady at 2010-07-22 04:50 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*Raises her eyebrows at Jacques--she was prepared to protest about his last comment, but Diego spoke before she could. While she does feel a bit sorry for Diego's situation, she doesn't feel like speaking about it and likely getting verbally assaulted as a result.*

Like, maybe we should just ditch the sarcasm, J. Nobody seems to be in the mood. Anyway, I don't think you've mentioned any, like, "romantic experiences" yet. Feel like sharing anything, huh...?
Diego Armando
nosugar_nomilk at 2010-07-22 04:53 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*he doesn't look at Mimi, addressing Jacques with a cold smile*

Oh, I understand sarcasm. As I said, I was illustrating honesty. You need a good example.

Yes, Jacques, why don't you tell us about someone you loved?

Jacques Portsman
olympiclogic at 2010-07-22 20:39 (UTC) (PermaLink)
Oh, are you interested in little ol' me?
*he grins, having no qualms with being the center of attention*

Sorry, I can't compare to the epic tales of some of you here, but you could say I'm plenty familiar with the feeling. All the same, it's been a while, what with the nature of my... *clears his throat* job.

Though it's funny you should ask, because recently, things have been a bit more interesting! Some of the ladies here are surprisingly charming. I just may be smitten.
Mimi Miney
chevrolady at 2010-07-23 03:10 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*She looks from him to Lauren, wondering if anything's been going on between them. She can't tell if he's being honest or just trying to tease either her or Lauren.*

Is that so, J? Like, you have a few "favorites" then? Or, is it just one?
Diego Armando
nosugar_nomilk at 2010-07-23 05:05 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*In his annoyance Diego briefly ponders attempting to leave, in spite of the consequences. He is also blissfully unaware of (or unconcerned by) his own backseat moderating.*

No. I'm sorry. I don't even like group therapy, but it isn't about this. Everyone can see that you and Jacques are attracted to each other and are flirting with each other, but your poorly veiled coy remarks have nothing to do with therapy.

This isn't high school, though you act like its. It's prison. And before I'm told to lighten up or that I'm stating the obvious--No, I won't, and yes, I know. *He smiles.*
Jacques Portsman
olympiclogic at 2010-07-23 23:04 (UTC) (PermaLink)
*he glances over to Diego, amiably enough*

Sorry, but when did you become moderator here?

Besides, I never said it was Mimi that I was talking about. Even if she is head over heels for me. *he punctuates with a grin* She's not the one who wrote the note I found slipped under my cell door the other night. I've been spending much more time with someone else.

That's my therapy! *thumbs up*
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