L looks at piece of new sheet music tapping his bow on the music stand . His now back to his short brown reserved style hair that he pushes the bags out of his face.. he looks rather pensively at the music studying it then tap out on his acoustic cello the beat before starting a low long note.
Owen hands in half a textbook's worth of math assignments and stands glumly under the lecture of Mr. Reece as it washes over him like the nonsensical speech of the adults in the Charlie Brown series. As soon as Mr. Reece looks like he's wrapping up Owen dives for his backpack and bolts from the room making a beeline for the practice room he knows will contain L and a cello. He stops at the door hearing a long note and then quietly opens the door and slips in, trying not to interrupt, just seeking to bask in the music and the energy of the player. He sinks into a chair and lets his backpack slide gently to the floor, smiling at L.
L is focused more them usual as he reads the new piece biting his lips a s he makes a mistake and going back over the chord again over and over til it sounds right . He looks at his music a bit frustrated but keeps working at it.
Owen just listens, looking sweetly at L. He can see the frustration, which is new. He hasn't seen that before but music looks hard so it's understandable. The repeats he's used to from Fiona practicing singing too. He slides down in the chair a bit, getting comfy and sticking out his big feet in his worn out high tops.
He looks up exhaling in frustration and stops for a second resting his bow on his lap looking up and blushes when he sees Owen. 'Pardon, I'm probably killing your ear . " he says with a frown as he glances at the music. .
Owen expands into a full body stretch and replies "I'm cool. Do what you gotta. You're just figuring this one out. I'm just happy I'm not in detention...." He says with a chuckle as he exhales and relaxes his body back into a normal sit.
L smiles and chuckles "oui, it's a new piece. . But you're too kind.. " he grins back at Owen "I'm lucky to have such an understanding boyfriend. " he says timidly and awkwardly. . " I mean zat what we are right" he looks to the complicated piece and at the moment it seem easy compared to wrestling with his feelings.
Owen half grins looking a bit timid too "I'd like that.... I wasn't sure if you were ready to talk about it. " He pulls his chair closer sitting properly beside L.
He looks at Owen's smiling." Well being thinking about for a couple of days bit I didn't know how to say it.." He glances at Owen bashfully "even as a girl which I'm more confident about it.. "he spits out awkwardly his heart racing "maybe I'm old fashioned but I zink as a guy I'm able to ask YOU" he say stuttering but smiles when he finally gets it out " Pardon zis old time lord's soul"
Owen licks his lips "YES...I will be your boyfriend...if you'll be mine and my girlfriend?" He grins at L. "See I'm asking too." He laughs and blushes.
L raise his eyebrow but chuckles and smile "Oui!! I will be your L.. your boyfriend and girlfriend. . Your whatever in between. Your L is how Seamus said it and it works." . He stands and picks up his bow and cello and pulls it closer and start to play more confidently the hard but happier piece with a bit mistakes but they don't get him as frustrated.
Owen just grins and murmurs "My L. Well thanks Shay..." He chuckles at his brother's wisdom and then listens to the music with a warm feeling in his entire being at the words My L.
L finishes the piece making a lot of mistakes but does plows through with gusto as he glances at Owen when he is done beaming
Owen is not as tuned into the mistakes because he hasn't heard a version without them and he loves L's playing "Sounds great L. Do your fingers ever bleed? Or did they at first?"
L blushes "I messed up zat whole bar.. I played much to fast and happy " He laughs awkwardly smiling at Owen. " Sometimes they do. He looks at his finger tips.."or when I really wail fast I've broken a bow or two." He blushes then looks at Owen
Owen smirks "Am I too distracting? Sorry." He takes L's hand, still sitting close enough to do so and kisses the fingertips one by one "I'm sure this isn't helping either...."
L chuckles and blushes as he kisses his fingertips "you're not helping me now.. " he smiles at Owen joking with but looking "but it oddly feel very good" he blushes
Owen sort of hugs L's hand to his cheek after and then lets go so it's free for more music to be had "Good." He says with a smirk and a small blush of his own. "Anything else interesting happen today? How's the harpie? Maybe you could just leave out crumbs in a trail and see if she follows...like into a supply closet."
L smiles as he picks up his bow a and slows the pace with his strums as he figures out the new piece l. "Ze harpie has started arguing wiz herself between whezer she has like u or Vincent more.. " he chuckles as he plays a bad note then goes of that bar again. "I like zinking ze whole time while watching 'er and I can't play my music while she can debate with herself all ze time." He laughs softly while works ou the piece.
Owen laughs "OK who is this girl so I can tell her no thanks and hopefully get her to shut it? And Vincent? Does she only like guys who are already with someone else? Because that's a bad sign....."
He smiles at him laughing as he plucks and strings on his cello softly as he works out the piece. "It's Kandy Mullens. " he rolls his eyes. " She only like real cute guys no matter if ze are taken or rude." She shakes her head "at least zis is keeping her from .. well zat and ze head of ze 'arpies.. from joey. He hits a wrong more scrunching up his nose but continues on.
Owen looks confused "I'm not sure we've ever spoken....Why would she even?" He hears the rest of L's explanation and blushes "OK now you're just biased." He listens to what L says about Joey "That guy's an ass. You should hear what he says about the girls he dates....I try to tune it out....but he's not quiet. I won't laugh at his jokes. I know I could be doing more than that. Fiona talks about men as allies in spaces women can't be....I think I'm flunking it...but I don't laugh at least."
L stops stringing abit " I'm not bias, it's ze truth" he say strongly. He shakes his head as talks " It's sometimes hard speak up.. but it's a start at least you're not chauvinistic or degrading to women or anything. . " he reach es to pat Owen's shoulder smiling at him
Owen sighs "Not actively, but if I let someone else do it I feel like I'm in it too....it's hard to explain. With Joey it's really obvious though...sometimes it's just a grey area. I'm glad you think I'm cute. I think you're more than cute, but more so I think you're brilliant, and funny, and an awesome musician."
He smiles "you're half right but you have to pick your battles.. people like joey. .well he is so stubborn and caught so deep in his vileness.. he is like a dalek. . I'm not say don't try.. by all means but.. even ze doctor knew when to say when.. " he say pensively "he may be a fixed point. . you may not be able to change him but just state your voice and brush your hands of him ." He does that to emphasize it.. " I'm just L " he chuckles with a blush but timidly pecks him before going back to practicing softly watching Owen
Owen listens thoughtfully to L's points, still troubled by Joey and all that goes with him but hearing L too. He smirks at the "Just L." and then listens to the music again, reaching one arm across his body to scratch absently at the opposite shoulder.
L continues to play watching Owen. He glances at the piece from time to time but plays the same bar over and over sounding like broken record as he watches Owen stretch.
Owen is one of those people who has trouble being completely still. He's always in motion, even if the motions are minor. He drops his scratching arm back to his side and then begins softly tapping his foot. He notices L watching him and tries to stop tapping, wondering if he's being too distracting but then still can't sit still and his fingers start absently drumming on the fabric of his ratty jeans on the right thigh.
L doesn't care but just sighs as he plays blushing a bit as Owen changes movements as L starts his next bit looking more at Owen then music sheet and start to freestyle playing to Owen's drumming like a metronome
Owen chuckles as he figures out what L's doing and tries to keep his casual leg drumming in line with the freestyle. He's not really musical at all but it's good fun.
L stands a bit his stand knock over papers go flying ad he strums faster on his bow more wildly as he gets into his music somewhat imitating his favourite musician but adds his own flair to it
Owen kind of keeps drumming but he's drifting off from the beat as he looks suddenly both fascinated and impressed by L's intensity and shift to just become the music.
L chuckles a bit as he plays to Owen improvising notes and chord and stringing them to make them seem happy but epic all the same. It's as if he is playing his heart
Owen leans back, folding his arms now and just watching L go for it with a big grin.
L finishes breathing hard panting as if he just ran a mile or just got home from practice "sorry " he says once he stops. He sets his stand right rest his bow on it and runs a hand through his hair before looking at Owen with a grin them looks around and starts to pickup the room
Owen stands up too "Why are you sorry? Can I carry anything you need to take?" He listens to the panting and quietly gulps as for some reason it's strangely a little hot.
He catches his breath finally even as his heart thuds like a tympani . "I don't know " he responds as he sorts of the music putting it in order. " I guess you can carry my cello.. " he says softly.
Owen walks up to L and reaches for it while licking his lips "OK." He whispers and then impulsively leans in and kisses L full on the mouth, drinking in the tail end of the breathless energy as his own heart quickens.
L drops his sheet music as he is surprised but kisses him back still a bit breathless and timidly wraps his arms around Owen's neck panting still
Owen is holding the cello in one hand but his other arm wraps tightly around L's waist as he tugs L to him kissing hard now. He gently slides his tongue into L's mouth and gives an involuntary happy little grunt.
L blushes even as he kisses Own back with the same intensity as his cello playing. He opens his mouth wider bidding his new boyfriend passage and moans softly as strokes Owen's tongue
Owen feels the intensity from L and kisses deeply with incredible passion he didn't even know he had in him. The room melts away, the school around them fades. He's still aware of the cello because if that drops L may never want to kiss him again and he would surely just die.
He cocks his head abit wondering why his man hasn't taken him into his arms and his eyes open slightly seeing the problem. L leans down a bit and helps Owen put his cello down so that he can take hold him tighter.
Owen leans with L so as not to break the kiss and chuckles into it before both arms are so tight around L Owen's heartbeat can be felt pounding in his chest as he keeps kissing.
He chuckles into his mouth enjoying the tickling sensation on his tongue and cheek . He dares not break the kiss fearing the world will end if he did
Owen loses himself completely in the kiss until he hears footsteps go by the door and slowly back off, leaning his forehead on L's and exhaling "Wow....you're amazing L."
He has his lips puckered a bit when he break the kiss panting softly "WE'RE amazing togezer " he manages in a thick husky tone. " don't worry " he looks at the door . "I book ze room after Mortimer so he won't be banging on ze door " he chuckles.
Owen smirks and pulls back, looking around "Well in that case." There's a small comfy chair at the front. He takes L's hand and pulls L to it, sitting down himself and then unceremoniously trying to pull L into his lap "Sorry...where were we?"
L chuckles "I was seducing you wiz my cello serenade, mon cheri " he say raising his eyebrow but allows himself to be pulled.."did you lock ze door "
Owen laughs "You were... it locks?" He looks flustered "Did you want it locked?"
L realize what he said and get flustered. "Umm.. maybe we shouldn't " he blinks "I don't know why I said zat. " " and fans himself a bit
Owen can't help but start to laugh "Oh good. You're human too. Listen L...I'm in no hurry for....well I honestly wouldn't even know where to...." He blushes deeply and croaks "Do you wanna just get some fresh air? Maybe a coffee?"
L blushes deeply 'yeah.. me ezer .. 'he looks down still holding him a bit tightly 'well zat sounds good 'he smiles 'what about Sighs 'he adds
Owen looks relieved and hugs L "That sounds good." He gives L just a sweet small kiss and then gently stands, pushing L up but still with his arms around him so it's not like a dismissal.
L face is still red hot but stands with him 'let me drop off my cello .. first .. zo ill have to go to dorms because i think my uncle is busy so he may not be at his quarter 'he says annoyed ..
Owen nods "OK. Does your Uncle have like a full apartment for his? Do students just eat in the caf?"
He smiles "it's like small studio apartment and he sometimes eats in his quarter and yeah he eat both in ze caffeine and at his quarter depending on his classes
Owen takes this in "Well lead the way....do I need harpie repellant?" He jokes.
He gathers his sheet music and lead his way to the dorms. . Well yes and no ..you can come in ze common area but you can't come in the actual dormitory area. He laughs "so you may see a harpie or two but not get in ze nest
Owen mock snaps his fingers and pretends to pout "So no seeing your room? I guess it's fair...you haven't seen mine. I share with Seamus so it's a lego minefield."
he shoves him lightly playfully. . "One day u will. My uncle is trying to get an apartment. . So.. I can stay here over the summer. . He smile "zat is wild about him ,Seamus grown and little at za same time.." L exhales as he enters a building and room tha look like your average common room with bookshelves a TV and some chairs and a couch in front of the large TV "It's a mess anyways " he blushes
Owen smiles "Yeah mine too. I hate cleaning. So...you'll still be here all year...if your uncle gets a place?" He looks hopeful and then glaces around the common area.
He reaches to take the cello case out of his hand " once he sells his house in Quebec but yes.. he looks for a place no zing big but just enough for me and him" he chuckles "Mon dieu, we'll be in trouble if we ever get married or move in togezer when we're older.. He laughs " I don't despise cleaning. . I just get to busy in my music or ozer zings" he chuckles
Owen looks taken aback but not unhappy at the thought "Yep...big ol pigsty with weird food and great music." He smiles, but gulps quietly after.
L blushes "sorry. We just became how you say an item and I got us living togezer as adult in my head " he chuckles awkwardly. " but we a wonderful music mess.. zat me.. us.. e.." he laughs "Pardon moi" he say
Owen shrugs "Not offended. And I'll wait here..." He points at his ratty sneakers on his big feet "Right here."
He beams and pecks his cheek grabbing the cello and disappear through a door labeled Co ed dorms appear moments after with a tall curvy brunette that is dressed in pink. Kandy Mullens is blowing her bubble gum then popping it. L looks annoyed
Owen looks awkwardly between L and the gum popper and says an unsure and short spoken "Hey." looking back at L, almost for permission or a sign of what's going on.
L exhales sharply as Kandy smacks her gum . Kandy giggles in airy annoying way and waves in cutely sickly way to Owen basically undressing him with her eyes . L just goes to grab Owen hand ready to pull him away. "Cheri, alonsy" L says stoic ly
Owen looks at Kandy like she's got three heads and takes L's hand with an awkward "Yeah...alright..."
L starts walking as Kandy starts to follow . "Run for it Gingerman, Let's show zis CyberAirship. .. how fast our feet work" L starts in a slight jog try to gently tug Owen along
Owen tugs on L's hand and stalls "I have another idea. Humour me?" He turns around and faces Kandy "I'm sure you're very nice, but I only have feelings for L....so just back off. Plenty of fish in the sea eh?"
L looks at his man proud of him . Kandy looks like she would cry but "Ian" she says softly . L exchange "his name is Owen and he's my man. " He tries to be polite and manages to smile at Kandy." Excuse us" He turns to Owen
Owen winces a bit and her looks and getting his name wrong and then starts walking with L and whispers "She doesn't even know my name....is she just fucked in the head?"
L just shrug and reached ou to grasp his hand "dunno maybe she got your name confused " He scrunches his nose and continue "because she ws muttering your name again " he shrugs
Owen keeps walking, picking up the pace a bit "That's just creepy now. What you saw back there was the first time we've spoken." The head down the stairs and out the school doors to the outside world and Owen exhales in relief.
L chuckles softly "well I don't blame her.. you're very attractive. " He smiles " and sweet. Alot girls like that. . Someone zat is cute and treats zem nice. I think she just got flustered and said ze first name zat comes to er ead" L goes to lean on Owen getting close to him.
Owen hugs L and chuckles "I'm happy when it's your feelings....but that was uncomfortable. And thanks."
L tilt his chin up to kiss Owen's cheek "I'm glad you're mine and yours. . " He chuckles then goes to snuggles into Owen's hug the bites his lip "I want to scoop her eyes out wiz a watermelon baller " he exhales
Owen leans his cheek into the kiss "Maybe let's just have coffee instead...." He laughs and then gives L a squeeze before stepping back to hold hands and walk again.
L laugh softly and nods as L walks with Owen hand in hand . he turns to look at him as they wall 'so how is your grandmazer doing with her new freedom ' he asks delicately
Owen grins "She seems good. Our house is VERY clean. She's kinda neurotic that way but it makes her happy. But she's also gone out a few times so that's a good sign. Like I said, my grandpa was a dick so this is all new to her, even just going for a walk for no reason."
L winces " well I'm glad she is happier " he beams at Owen
Owen nods "Me too. I didn't really know her very well before. She's hilarious." They reach the coffee shop and Owen hip bumps the door open so he doesn't have to let go of L's hand, grinning at him as he does so.
L beams "well I'm glad you're getting to know her better " he smile as they go through the door "order me my usual please " He beams "
Owen grins "Alright Time Lord.....you find a discreet parking spot for the tardis and I'll meet you 5 minutes from now." He jokes gesturing to the seating as he lets go and goes to order their drinks.
He looks at Owen "or two hr yesterday he laughs as he goes to the most secluded corner of the shop and sits in the beanbag. "I
Owen gets L's espresso, his mint mocha and a cookie for each of them and comes to join L on the beanbag, carefully handing the coffee over before sitting. He leans the side of his body against the side of L's and says "Alright what day is it now, and what year?"
L looks at owen "oh you ginger angel bearing coffee " he says smiling as he is handed his coffee "well it's about ze end of time and space and all zere is left is you and i.. and by ze way dolphins say zanks for ze fishes " he laughs softly
Owen chuckles into his cup and sips and then says "Dude, that's intense. Cookie? " He offers the bag that is L's.
Who you calling a cookie gingerbread man" he quips back
Owen keeps holding the cookie out "Don't tempt me to eat them both now." He grins with a twinkle in his eyes.
L winks "you'll be in trouble if you do boz. " he smiles "I'll be made if you eat zat cookie and we'll boz be in trouble wiz public lewdness " he winks
Owen pretends to look scandalized "Public lewdness? Wow....I should have brought the cookies to your practice and let you lock that door..." He makes the joke and then realizes he may have bitten off more than he can chew for a matter of jest and blushes fiercely.
L smirk but smile playful "I'll bake some for next practice " he says nonchalantly
Owen laughs nervously "Ah you're dangerous Time Lord." He takes a bite of his cookie and chews finally "So just espresso. I've been meaning to ask. You never crave something less concentrated?"
He chuckles "sometimes I am" he chuckles as he sips his espresso beaming "if it's go espresso zat all zat I need paired wiz an excellent pastries. " He chuckles
Owen makes his next point with a visual and dips his cookie in his coffee "Yeah...but this?" He eats it in about 4 bites but his lower lip and chin are covered in wet cookie coffee mush crumbs.
He leans in "to each their own right " he smile " I'll just borrow some from you " he says surprise at his own daring as he goes to peck and licks Owen's lip
Owen finds the peck sweet but the lick makes his heart pound and he lets out a tiny moan as she grabs L and kisses him some more after, sharing more cookie and seeking his tongue again, not caring who's looking. He carefully shifts his coffee cup from his hand to the floor and then his arms slide around L, hands caressing up and down L's back.
L blushes realize he lighted a fire kissing tentatively holding his espresso right his head reeling enjoying it but kicking himself that he was always a loose Cannon with Owen. He secretively enjoyed it how Owen made his feel like he was flying through time and space. This must be what powered the tardis. . Something special and he dare say magical.
Owen eventually eases off and hugs L tight before moving to sit beside again like a civilized person in a coffee shop. Two girls at a nearby table look at them giggling and Owen self consciously says "Sorry....got a bit carried away...again..." He laughs "You push my buttons sometimes, buttons I didn't even know about too."
L looks stunned and a bit before coming back to earth. " whaa.. " He say confused before hearing the giggle blushing and whisper "why ze do za " he says motion his head to the girls. He continues his whisper "well I zink you have ze same effect on me " he beams and sips his espresso.
Owen picks up his coffee again and sips, letting one arm stay around L's back and sighing "I dunno. Goofy giggly girls. It's they're job I think." He shrugs "So tell me crazy chimp stories..."
L snuggle into Owen stunned a bit smiles 'well time Giggete got in gramps car and drove to the til she crashed in the hedges
Owen just about falls off the beanbag "The chimp drove? Holy shit that's crazy alright. Did he have to report the accident?" He asks still laughing in disbelief.
L chuckles hard"oui, you should have seen the look on ze policeman face. I zink he almost had a heart attack
Owen shakes his head "And I'm guessing he had to write it up in a report." He laughs "My Uncle is a cop but I think the only delinquent animal he's met was a racoon. He and his partner both got bit last year."
L laughs hard "Oui, He did after ze near heart attack and he stop laughing so hard zat he almost wet is pants " L shakes his head
Owen slowly calms from his shock and laughs too and then asks very seriously "Does the chimp poop on the toilet? Or is there angry awkward flinging?"
L looks at him in mock scandalous look frowning "Gigette is a madamoiselle " He does a mock "hmpt" but then smiles and chuckles "no she is toilet train, Grandpere and grandmere trained er. " He says proudly
Owen chuckles "Talk about Ood on the loo. Do you have to wait your turn then?" He grins, clearly delighted by this slightly gross topic.
L nods " oui , she like a very airy sister than takes forever to dry er air" he laughs "but I guess it beats aving to clean up er poop. He laugh beam at his boyfriend
Owen laughs and then asks seriously "You must miss them....your parents and your hairy sister?"
L sighs softly 'well is it wrong zat i miss Gigette more zen my mama and papa.. 'he looks pensively abit pained biting his lip.. "i barely know my fazer.. my uncle. 'ikari .. is more of fazer to me 'he admits painfully ' Mama is good. but her job keeps her away a bit 'he exhales and goes to clasp Owen hand tightly 'but i miss Gigette.. ill see her once we get a place here ' He perks up and smiles 'i think she will like zat .. unless Grandpere needs her zere more.' He bites his lip . he sighs
Owen listens sympathetically and then looks intrigued "You're bringing the chimp to visit here...or live? In the dorms?"
L chuckles 'maybe ill dress her in a skirt and pass her on as a new student . he laughs 'No when ikari gets a place for us . she laughs .. 'i dont zink they let her in ze dorms or at ikaris quarter 'he laugh softly
Owen gets a mischievous look in his eyes "God that's be a kick ass prank though.....just bring her to a class as a new student."
L laughs "she's better behave En most teenagers and smarter Wn most.. He smirks and smiles "Gigette is my uncle first monkey Babette daughter. . and she was very smart.. "He exhales softly "
Owen looks confused "There are two of them? The chimps?"
L shakes his head 'no Babette died of a heart attack , ' he say softly
Owen frowns "Oh I'm sorry. Recently?"
L shakes his head .. no two years ago .. but feel like it was today . 'he sighs frowing abit 'but we still have Gigette" he beams
Owen hugs L "I know it's a smaller animal, but it's how I feel about Sebastian, well maybe more so with a chimp because they're closer to us in behavior and response. But I still miss him. I Don't think he's dead, that's the hard part. I just don't know where else to look....'
L pats his back as he hugs Owen 'pets have a way of becoming like a member of your family or your deepest confident .. 'eh rubs Owen's back 'well find him . he probably right under our noses 'he says hold Owen tight
Owen looks at L sweetly and nods "You're amazing, you know that?" He looks down at their cups. His is finished now "Would you come with me to look for him again?"
L nods 'oui.. Alonsy . 'he beams happily as he has also finished his espresso. "lead ze way Gingerman