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Isabella Marie Swan ✴ "Stella" ([personal profile] self_composed) wrote2012-09-28 01:52 pm

be as you aren't to make them feel as they ought

Lucinda Daly, prosecutor, wants to talk to her plaintiff. He's a little hard to find, but a few phone calls get her on the phone with Charlie, who suggests that Laney might be at his house, as he's friends with his daughter. Lucinda offers to come by when Charlie's home, but Charlie says she can go over now if she likes; a friend of the family she might want to talk to anyway is an adult presence there.

Lucinda pulls into the driveway and rings the doorbell.
edgeofyourseat: Hand to back of head, uncertain. (⑾ whatcha doin' tonight)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-28 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Alice answers it.

"Hi!" he says. [Bella, do you know this lady?]
edgeofyourseat: Explaining or agreeing. (⑼ gotta be cool)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-28 09:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yep," says Alice. "Why, did you want a Swan?"

It's... kind of close! A little!

He's not very good at standards.
edgeofyourseat: Sarcastic or disbelieving. (⑺ back into your place)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-28 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[I love you,] he says. Because she is full of useful advice, even when he doesn't follow it.

"And what do you want Delaney Hammond, Jr. for?" he inquires. (And even manages not to suggest any options. She doesn't look like she'd bite, anyway.)
edgeofyourseat: Smiling, possibly fake, mildly creepy. (⑸ playful as a pussy cat)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-28 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
"You're lookin' at him," he says, and steps back out of the doorway. "C'mon in."
edgeofyourseat: Grinning, friendly. (⑵ extraordinarily nice)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-28 09:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, sure," he says to both of those things.
edgeofyourseat: Explaining or agreeing. (⑼ gotta be cool)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-28 09:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Alice considers. Or, well, consults.

[Now do I talk about why we moved?]
edgeofyourseat: Thoughtful. Possibly shirtless. (⑽ I kinda like it)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-28 09:27 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well," he says. "The reason we moved here is 'cause I got raped in New York and Dad decided I'd been hooking. So he might try to throw that at me and see if it sticks."

It's not actually a lie as such. But he wants to see how she reacts, and whether she wants to hear the rest, before he tells it.
edgeofyourseat: Hand to back of head, uncertain. (⑾ whatcha doin' tonight)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-28 09:30 pm (UTC)(link)
"Fucked if I know, but I doubt it. Official records and my dad don't get along."
edgeofyourseat: Lurking. (⑻ out of the doorway)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-28 09:36 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't usually show it off," he says.

[Any ideas?]
edgeofyourseat: Hand to back of head, uncertain. (⑾ whatcha doin' tonight)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-28 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
...he loves her. So much.

Alice repeats this suggestion almost word for word, pausing periodically as though he is thinking it up on the spot.
edgeofyourseat: Explaining or agreeing. (⑼ gotta be cool)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-28 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
"Don't really care," he says, shrugging easily. "Might as well be you."
edgeofyourseat: Confused, distasteful. (⒀ it's been no bed of roses)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-28 09:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Alice indicates the provenance of various marks—this one from the time his dad broke his ribs in November, that one from a ruler, those ones from a cane. A nasty-looking knife scar across his left hip gets "not Dad, don't bother". As previously indicated, he exhibits no strong feelings about the process.

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