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Sallie Abigail Reynolds ([personal profile] realmrsreynolds) wrote2014-02-04 04:11 pm

Valentine's Day.

Sallie wakes up in the apartment she shares with Splinter on a day that, when she opens her thoughts to Bar herself, festoons her mental faculties with doily-hearts and crèpe paper.

Good morning to you too, dear, Sallie smiles at no one. One hand goes flat on her nightstand and pulls upward to call a cup of coffee - but she rolls over again instead of sitting up to drink it. Splinter's still asleep (she thinks) and so Sallie takes the opportunity to admire the slope of his nose and the rise of cheekbone.

(She'd touch, but Sallie knows that he'd wake up then; that's not nice.)
mnr_splinter: (Human Pensive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2014-02-05 06:14 am (UTC)(link)
Well he was asleep, but Sallie's movement has triggered years of training and habit to rouse him from a deeper slumber. Not enough to fully wake up, but rather just enough to gauge his surroundings for danger...or unruly children.

He'd have no problem what so ever slipping back into sleep were it not for the smell of fresh coffee, a beverage he has actually come to enjoy now that his sense of smell has dulled significantly.

This can only mean that Sallie is awake.
Awake but not drinking.

It's only then that he feels the weight of her gaze upon him. It's nice. This. This is nice. He never thought it would be so. Never thought he would find pleasure in someone just...looking at him. But he does, and it's nice.
So much so that he remains still, holding the flexed/near fetal position he finds himself in more often than not.
mnr_splinter: (Human Impassive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2014-02-05 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)



...awww. She moved!

"if it requires movement away from here I am not the slightest bit interested."
His voice is raw on the best days, but ever so much more when he's first woken.
mnr_splinter: (Human Pensive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2014-02-05 08:02 pm (UTC)(link)
"Unacceptable."
For an old man he moves quickly, and all without disturbing the mattress. One second he's on his side of the bed, the next he's sidled up next to her on hers.
mnr_splinter: (Human Unsure)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2014-02-05 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
One eye cracks open to give her an appraising sort of look.

"Present," he says as if repeating the word because he doesn't know its meaning. "Am I dying?"

Like he isn't fully aware of what today's date is.
mnr_splinter: (Human Talking)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2014-02-05 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"It is too early for existential ponderings, Sallie." He calls to her as she leaves.

Of course once she is out of sight he too moves to fetch a present of his own. Though, when she returns to the bed, he'll appear to be exactly as she left him.
mnr_splinter: (Human Unsure)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2014-02-05 08:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Splinter shifts into a seated position, and once comfortable there he takes the...the...

"Thank you," he says. It's clear he has no idea what he's looking at. "For this," he adds.
mnr_splinter: (Human Smile)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2014-02-05 08:43 pm (UTC)(link)
He has to shift the digital paper a bit for his eyes to adjust, because...he's not entirely sure what if what he's just read is what he's just read.

Splinter's eyes widen, and then he uses a few choice words that surely won't be covered this semester.

mnr_splinter: (Human Smile)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2014-02-05 10:14 pm (UTC)(link)
He's already smiling when he looks up from the page.

"You have my sincerest apologies. This...this is...this is most kind. Thank you, Sallie."
mnr_splinter: (Human Pensive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2014-02-05 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
He's not quite sure what to say next, or even what to do.
This is his first...Valentine's Day under these particular circumstances, and so he has had to rely upon cues from popular culture to show him how to behave.

Splinter shifts the digital paper over to one side, freeing up his hands so he can retrieve the small box from beneath his pillow. The wrapping is a simple, merely a hand painted silk scarf decoratively tied around a box that clearly contains jewelry of some sort. Judging by the size a necklace.

He bows his head once as he offers her the parcel.
mnr_splinter: (Human Unsure)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2014-02-05 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"I am pleased that you approve. They are...traditional."
Every now and again he flusters, and nine times out of ten Sallie is the cause.

"Hearts," he continues, not because he thinks she doesn't know this already, but because he feels compelled to say something...anything.
mnr_splinter: (Human Impassive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2014-02-05 10:43 pm (UTC)(link)
He squares his shoulders and attempts a dignified air.
Which might just probably work better, if he were wearing more than a pair of boxer shorts and a sleeveless undershirt.

"But of course."

Splinter takes the necklace and holds it between his palms to warm it before taking an end in each hand, and moving so that he's seated behind her. The necklace drops back into her field of vision, the charm coming to rest coming to rest just above her own heart. Finally he presses a small kiss on the spot where her neck and shoulder meet.
mnr_splinter: (Human Pensive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2014-02-05 10:51 pm (UTC)(link)
"It would have made the presentation of the necklace a touch more dramatic," he mumbles wryly against her shoulder.
mnr_splinter: (Human Impassive)

[personal profile] mnr_splinter 2014-02-05 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
"I do not dare to dignify that accusation with a response."

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