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July 2014
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Hiking… I Guess I Do That Now || Open

Truth be told, Evan had no clue as to what he was being asked to do. However, without internet in his cabin, Evan wasn’t likely to hang back and sit on his butt doing nothing. He was active back home, he made an effort to work out every morning, so he should be able to handle a simple hiking trip. All the same, nature wasn’t generally Evan’s thing. As he made his way outside, he noticed small groups of people walking off together, and he realized that he wasn’t the sort to generally have a lot of friends or support. Perhaps he would be able to grab one, or two people along the way, but for now he began to walk on his own.

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Brunchtime! // Violet & Evan

violetmillers:

When will CitySpire learn that hosting a brunch is mostly just corralling a bunch of Vikings who have more food fall out of their mouths than not?

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Because it’s amusing, and then you can sit there and laugh at it all, of course. Why else would they do this?

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Cabin 8 || Evan & April

april-astor:

April tossed her bag onto her bed and looked behind her when she heard the voice. She walked back out of the room she had picked for her and Molly and looked at the man that had arrived. His was the one name that she hadn’t recognized on the list and she had never gotten a chance to ask Molly if she knew him. “April.” Shaking his hand, she smiled. “And it’s just going to make keeping up with work more difficult while I’m out here.”

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After shaking her hand, Evan gave April a smile. “It’s nice to meet you.” Her comment about work struck home with him. That was the very reason he was already prepared to pull his hair out. “That’s my problem as well. It appears that I won’t be able to get any of my work done while I’m here unless I find someone I know who would be willing to allow me to use their wireless connection, but even then I’m not sure it’s worth all of the trouble.” Evan gave a slight shrug. “I suppose that’s what we’re supposed to be doing here, right? We’re supposed to be forgetting about our usual life obligations and doing something that’s entirely different, and have fun…” The entire idea was a foreign concept for Evan. Fun without work? He didn’t know how to do that anymore. His fun usually involved some form of work, and if it didn’t it most certainly involved alcohol, and someone beautiful. At least April was just that. “So, what do you propose we do for entertainment now that we can’t entirely keep up with work?”

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Let Me Invite You // Evan & Isaac

theisaacmason:

Isaac had to contain himself to not punch in the face to that idiot. Even when he was tall, Evan is taller and seems more stronger. That man was the responsible for all the tragedy they are living now. He felt grateful for his training and the fact he knew exactly how hide his thoughts and feelings. He continued smiling as nothing, and acting how he were still embarrassed and all… the parody. “I am here because the law firm needs your advice.”

He didn’t like to involve the company with this, but he didn’t have other credible excuse and, because Evan was so busy he needed something absolutely attractive. He won’t refuse to talk with one possible new client. For a moment he thought in talk about Rachel as a connection… but maybe later. “I understand if you are busy Mr. Kantor. I come here only to ask an appointment.”

There was a moment where Evan considered what was being told to him. The man standing in front of him was offering the chance at a new client, of sorts. A law firm needed to speak with him, or have a meeting with him. The idea wasn’t entirely appealing to him, but he supposed it was something that he more than likely couldn’t turn down. What could be the harm in just having a simple meeting with this man just to see what it was that they wanted? With a thoughtful sigh, Evan glanced around at his surroundings before returning his gaze to the man to hear his added comment. “Of course I’m busy. Businesses don’t run themselves, after all.”

Glancing at his watch, he thought about his options. “How about this, if you can come back in say… another couple of hours, I could meet with you then. If I would’ve known about this sooner I would have been able to postpone the meeting I’m going to and make it more convenient for you, but with last minute notice I think this may be the best I can give. Two hours, meet me back here. My assistant will let me know that you’re here and we’ll talk then. Is that good for you? If not, we could come up with a better day.”

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We Have Work To Do || Rachel & Evan

rachelxteer:

Rachel reached for her glass of water and took a sip, hoping to soother the dryness from her throat. She didn’t understand why she was so skittish around Evan sometimes, aside from the fact that he was her boss. He was, after all, the one who gave her such an influential position. She was a hard worker and he seemed to see that in the office. The thought was a relief and what made her love her job. She liked the recognition she received from her boss and it was what motivated her to work hard and act kind towards him.

"I have thought of combining both," Rachel replied with a nod. "However, I am still starting off with a few designs and ideas. I might get a few opinions from the creative directors." She then turned to the waiter once he arrived and relayed her order. When he had left, she turned back to the man in front of her. "Well, I was researching the concept of steampunk. The style is very old-fashioned but also very industrialized. They have a Victorian vibe and features steampunk machinery. It’s also a sub-genre of science fiction so it adds a futuristic aspect to it."

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Evan nodded as Rachel explained things for him. He liked that she was putting forth the effort to make this project work, and what was even more impressive for him was the very fact that he actually liked what she was describing. It was something that he most certainly would not have come up with in a million years, but he thought that if this was executed correctly it would end up working out in their favor. “I think this might work.” He finally said after Rachel had finished with her short explanation. “I like the idea, I think there’s a good amount of paths you could take with this approach, and it leaves you open for all sorts of project design. Even if we’re not far along into the idea process, I think that you have a solid base to work from.”

Just then their food arrived, and there was a lull in their conversation while they prepared to eat their food. Before Rachel could take a bite from her food, he added a comment. “I hope you like the food here, and that way you won’t feel like a lunch with me was a waste of your time.” He flashed a smile before taking a bite of his food, and thinking about all the different things that could be done with the idea that Rachel had just pitched. He truly believed that this time they would be able to get everything right, and he just couldn’t see how things wouldn’t work. He wished that half of his employees were as creative, or as diligent with their work duties as she was.

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Surprises; Gemma & Evan

gemma-ross:

Gemma relaxed, letting herself enjoy the night. She listened to him, but only just enough to be aware of what he was saying. Crossing her legs, she leaned more toward him as he mentioned getting out of here. She wouldn’t mind that at all, and in fact that was more than likely the outcome of the evening. But she still wanted to play a bit more, tease him enough to see if she could figure out his game for the day, then give in.

"Don’t worry. I was just being polite. No more business." She set her drink down as a wide smile spread across her face. Her hand ran up his thigh as she leaned forward. Pressing her lips lightly to his, she tested the waters to see if he’d play. She pulled back and smiled. "You want to leave already? And here I thought you were a free man. Not having to hide behind closed doors. Don’t have a wife to go back to," she paused and leaned in to kiss his neck. "So what’s the rush?"

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Evan was highly familiar with the ways that Gemma liked to toy with him physically. She was definitely beautiful, and the amount of confidence that she had was even more attractive to him. Granted, what usually happened when playing with Gemma, was a nice helping of trouble later on. All the same, Evan wasn’t the type of man to live his life playing it safe. He enjoyed the potential trouble that came along with having Gemma around in his life. Not only did he actually like spending time with her, but he enjoyed the jealous looks from other men who would notice that he was the one who got to take her home. Tonight, for some reason, he was less interested in the looks that other men cast their way and much more interested in having her over.

At the feel of her hand moving up his thigh he inhaled deeply. Evan glanced at her for just a moment, “Of course I’m a free man, and no I have no wife so I’m not in a rush…” Her lips touched his neck and his eyes closed for just a moment. “I was merely thinking that if we stay here much longer we’re going to end up giving a nice show to everyone here… or at least maybe that’s just me, but if you want to stick around, we can do that.” A smirk tugged at the corner of his lips before he moved in his lips brushed over hers as his hand touched her waist, slowly sliding lower before he truly kissed her.

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To New Acquaintances || Andrea & Evan

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Andrea chuckled. “It seems we already have something in common. I’m doing well. Just trying to take a break from work.” When he asked her to buy her a drink Andrea nodded and finished off her glass before setting it down on the bar. “That’s very nice of you. I’ll take a vodka soda.” 

She studied Evan from a moment. Andrea wasn’t a stranger to getting attention from men at bars. It didn’t bother her as long as they kept their hands to themselves. “So Evan, what is it you do that keeps you so busy?”

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It put Evan even more at ease when Andrea seemed to accept his friendly gesture. She didn’t seem to be afraid of him, nor disgusted by his attempt to speak with her. He could see the looks that other men gave her, but he wasn’t the sort of man to eye someone from across the room if he was interested, and he was certainly interested in Andrea for more reasons than her looks alone. The very moment that she finished off her previous drink he waved at the bartender. “I’ll have a vodka soda for the lady, and another one of these for me.” He held up his now empty glass before returning his full attention to his new acquaintance.

“It’s nice to know that there’s a kindred spirit out there who understands hard work.” Evan took the momentary interruption from the bartender handing them their new drinks to think over how he wanted to answer Andrea’s question. “Well, when you manage things at your job, it seems as though things are never-ending. What about you?” He asked, taking a sip from his glass.

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Gallery Talk || Evan & Jana

le-jana-hart:

Jana smiled as she took his hand and shook it. “Jana, pleasure to meet you.” Once their handshake broke, she turned and looked at the painting. “Well the people are right. Art tends to speak to people in more ways than one. You see, when an artist makes a piece, they don’t have a particular goal in mind on what the viewer should feel, unlike writers. They want to ellicit as many feelings as possible because they know that each person is different. For me, this piece seems colorful and deep to me. See the way the three different blues blend into the sky?” Jana motioned at it with her finger, pointing out the three shades of blue most people tend to miss. “This artist is conveying that there is more color than what we see in nature. The lighter shade help bring the brightness of a summer day while the darker shows the edge of night that is always there. This artist tends to use many shades of colors to show the hidden colors in the real world.”

“The pleasure is all mine, I’m sure.” Evan replied before turning back to the painting once again, and listening to Jana as she explained things. As she pointed out the three shades, he nodded. “I did notice that much.” Evan allowed her to continue on with her explanations, and as she did he noticed that the way she spoke about the painting was very knowledgeable. “You seem to grasp what this artist is trying to do with this painting.” His expression turned to one of amusement. “It makes me wonder if you aren’t the mastermind behind this very painting that I’ve been staring at for quite some time.” His eyes went back to the art on the wall. “Truth be told, if you are, then I have a mind to take you for a drink because you have a talent. If you’re not then I should congratulate you know on your knowledge of artwork.” His eyes went back to her, “I’m curious to see if my guess is right…”

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Corner of the Sky // Violet & Evan

violetmillers:

At first, Violet was shell shocked when he put his arms around her. She knew very well that it wasn’t his arms she wanted, but if she closed her eyes, she could imagine they were for just a second. It fixed nothing, and in fact only made her feel worse, but a heavy sigh was all she could muster in response. Slowly, she wrapped her arm around his side, listening to him speak and ask what had made her so upset. But of course, the answer wasn’t good enough. She had done this herself, everything. This had been her choice to make, and no one had twisted her arm into lying to Vincent. She did what she thought was right, and she knew that one day she’d had to face it.

"Oh, don’t worry about it," she answered, looking up into his eyes. "Just, I made a mistake. I knew I was making a mistake when I did it, but for me… I guess it wasn’t. But I’m not proud of it. I knew the jig would be up eventually, and now it is. Doesn’t make it hurt any less though." She reached up and gently brushed his hair from his face, her heart longing for someone else. But what she also was starting to hate was the fact that Evan did bring her that sort of comfort she craved. He in no way replaced Vincent, but he was something else altogether. Violet had married many humans in her time, but she rarely felt anything for them. Not even the men who had been the fathers of Helena and Viktor, those were just sperm donors in her mind. Something about this century, this wave of humans that had been so affected by the Originals to build empires and achieve great things, the line started to feel like it was blurring between what separated them.

She leaned up and let her lips ghost over his for just a moment before pulling back. Her hand ran up his chest to his neck, and she rested her forehead on his. “I don’t want to hurt you anymore than i already have,” she whispered, closing her eyes tight. “I know I’ve done a lot of damage to you. Sometimes I wish you were still the idiot boy I married all those years ago, but I know I can’t fix what’s happened.” Swallowing hard, she paused and gathered her thoughts. “I don’t know what I need, but I know I just want to be with you right now, like we used to be.” 

Every word that Violet said about some mistake she had made irritated him. The Violet that Evan knew was such a strong force that she would never admit to making a mistake in her life. He was used to that side of her, not this side that he was getting now. “No. I don’t agree with that. You don’t make mistakes, and if you do, you pretend that you don’t. Whatever happened, I’m sure it’ll all work itself out because it’s you and let’s face it… more often than not, you tend to get what you want. If it doesn’t work itself out, whatever this is, then you’ll move right along and you’ll still be fine with time.” Evan scrunched his nose, and then added, “Good God, I sound like a damn self-help ad. This might be the last time you ever hear me talk like that.”

The little touches that Violet kept giving to Evan made him wonder just how detached he actually had been from him. There was a small part of him that was urging him to keep clear because eventually it would lead to some form of pain, or frustration. All the same, he couldn’t help it. When she spoke again he shook his head. “I know that you might wish that I were back to the same person I was then, but fact is that I’m not, and I don’t want to be. However, let’s forget whatever is bothering you, and all of the past. It’s just you and me, right here. I’ll see if I can take your mind off things for at least a moment.”

With her face so close to his, all Evan had to do was tilt his chin in just a little closer to close the gap and this time it wasn’t the ghost of a kiss that she had just given him, this time he kissed her slowly. When they separated he kept her close, pulling her body flush against his. “If you don’t want me to do that, or anything else, I’m giving you time to stop this now, otherwise I’m going to assume this is the route that you want to take.” He watched her, waiting for her response.

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Cabin 8 || Evan & April

april-astor:

April walked into the cabin after the mixer and opened the doors to both bedrooms. It looked like she was the first one to arrive so she went ahead and picked which room she and Molly would be sharing. It was a step up from the cabin she was in last year and she hoped that she didn’t end up with a ton of people crammed in this time. “Damn, I had my fingers crossed for WiFi.”

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Evan laughed as he heard the voice of yet another of his cabin-mates. “It sort of makes you wonder why in the hell people would actually consider putting themselves through this sort of excursion if there’s no damn internet to entertain.” He smiled up at the woman. “To be quite honest, say you, or I, were stuck with a group of people who were terribly ridiculous? What would we do then? We’d be forced to sit in a room and think of ways not to strangle each other… or I suppose we’d have to crash another cabin.” His tone was friendly, and light as he rose from his seat to hold his hand out to her. “The name’s Evan, you are?” All Evan could hope was that she wasn’t someone he was already supposed to know.