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Roy was having a weird day. It started out with some girl calling him about a coat. He'd returned her call, but then Bobby called about secret identities, and what was wrong with people in this place? Really. He'd called him back, but then Karla decided he needed her help or whatever, and possibly Roy was a little rude in telling her he didn't need or want her help right now. You know. Maybe just a little.

He'd promised Dinah, his Dinah, he'd call her today, but he was in no mood to do so whatsoever. Later, he would realize this had probably been a good thing.

((Establishy, but can be open!))

Date: 2010-01-10 12:04 am (UTC)
longislandiceme: (worried)
From: [personal profile] longislandiceme
Okay, so next to Roy's phone number in the student directory was his room number, and so after giving it some thought Bobby found himself going upstairs and knocking on the guy's door.

Date: 2010-01-10 12:19 am (UTC)
longislandiceme: (worried)
From: [personal profile] longislandiceme
"Um, excuse me? That's what I was just about to ask you. More specifically: who said anything about me and mojo?"

Date: 2010-01-10 12:27 am (UTC)
longislandiceme: (headtilt)
From: [personal profile] longislandiceme
"Oh," Bobby looked immensely relieved by that admission. "So it was, um... a wrong number sort of deal, then?"

Date: 2010-01-10 12:45 am (UTC)
longislandiceme: (confused)
From: [personal profile] longislandiceme
Which meant he was at least slightly better at the whole 'secret identity' deal than Bobby was.

"What, you mean when I called you back about the message that you left for me that wasn't really for me?"

Date: 2010-01-10 12:56 am (UTC)
longislandiceme: (suspicious)
From: [personal profile] longislandiceme
"Oh, oh, nononono!" Bobby said hurriedly. "That wasn't for you, that was for..." he trailed off. "Someone else."

Date: 2010-01-10 01:08 am (UTC)
longislandiceme: (smirk)
From: [personal profile] longislandiceme
"Must be," Bobby said with a slight frown as things began to piece together. Bibby Drake was not, generally speaking, known for being especially observant at the best of times. There was one notable exception to this rule: he was particularly good at pranking people, a talent which led itself to being able to recognize a prank when he saw one. Two confirmed wrong numbers, combined with the other strange messages, definitely had the earmarks of a very elaborate prank.

And given what he knew of Fandom, he wouldn't put it past the island itself to be the perpetrator, here.

"I think," he said slowly, "that it's not just us." And oh dear, was that a plan beginning to form in Bobby's mind? Why yes, yes it was.

Date: 2010-01-10 01:24 am (UTC)
longislandiceme: (smirk)
From: [personal profile] longislandiceme
Fear the evil glint. Feeeear.

"I got a message from you meant for someone else, you got a message from me meant for someone else, and I got at least, assuming there are no more pings two other messages that didn't make any sense whatsoever. I think somebody's messing with the phones."

Date: 2010-01-10 01:37 am (UTC)
longislandiceme: (airquotes)
From: [personal profile] longislandiceme
"Clearly," Bobby said, "we should take advantage of this."

Date: 2010-01-10 01:58 am (UTC)
longislandiceme: (grin)
From: [personal profile] longislandiceme
And so out came Bobby's Blackberry, and the dialing of a completely random number from the school directory.

"I have no idea whose number I actually dialed. Or who I ended up with. I think it's better that way."

Date: 2010-01-10 02:22 am (UTC)
longislandiceme: (Default)
From: [personal profile] longislandiceme
In the meantime, Bobby had received another voicemail. So of course, he had to leave a reply.

Yeah, there's no way he would've had the courage to do that if he hadn't known the phones were being weird. "That's the spirit, man. We're helping keep people on their toes, here. It is practically a public service."

Date: 2010-01-10 02:40 am (UTC)
longislandiceme: (concerned)
From: [personal profile] longislandiceme
"You okay, dude? You look like someone just told you Santa Claus is a myth."

Date: 2010-01-10 03:19 am (UTC)
longislandiceme: (airquotes)
From: [personal profile] longislandiceme
"Taking advantage of this golden opportunity someone has seen fit to hand us," Bobby said solemnly.

Date: 2010-01-10 04:37 am (UTC)
longislandiceme: (laughing)
From: [personal profile] longislandiceme
And that just made Bobby crack right up.

"Oh my god, that was perfect!" he crowed.

Date: 2010-01-10 01:38 am (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([pos] B+W grin)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
Jack decided it was a good time to check in with his little brother, so he found his way to Roy's room. So far, he'd only gotten one unusual message, and that was easily written off as an odd, if annoying, aftershock of having kissed the young man in question.

"Hello, Roy," he said from the doorway. "How was your first week?"

[Ugh. Someday I will post this with no typos.]
Edited Date: 2010-01-10 01:39 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-01-10 01:49 am (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] intense + golden)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"You mean it only got better after we talked," Jack said sarcastically. "I'm sorry. Mind if I come in?"

Date: 2010-01-10 02:01 am (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] looking off to the side)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"Sometimes it does," Jack said thoughtfully as he found a place on Roy's side of the room to sit where he could see his 'brother.' "Sometimes ... not really. I went from being out of my head to meeting a lost sister to a love spell early last month. Are you having a week like that?"

Date: 2010-01-10 02:19 am (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] intense + golden)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"I noticed you don't look well," Jack admitted. "My apologies if that's too personal. I'm not asking, just commenting."

He shrugged at the rest of it. "I think people know it's overwhelming here sometimes. I wouldn't worry too much about having been a jerk."

Date: 2010-01-10 02:43 am (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] broody in leather)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
And now Jack was wildly curious what Roy was getting better from, which had him trying to decide if he wanted to be asked, or wanted to be nodding at.

He went for the mushy center.

"If you want to talk, I'm here," he said. "Who were you a jerk to? Dinah's usually forgiving, as far as I can tell."

"And who's Ollie?"

Date: 2010-01-10 03:14 am (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] dark shirt)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"Tony mentioned that to me," Jack commented. "He's a friend -- we used to go out. He asked you something about secret identities?"

He was testing, yes. Mostly because he didn't know what Dinah and secret identities had to do with each other and he very much wanted to.

His face darkened at the rest of what Roy had said. "He shouldn't do that," he said. "I have a guardian, too. They made promises to us. We aren't kittens you drop in an alley when you're sick of us."

Date: 2010-01-10 03:27 am (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] talking)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"At home it's a new opiate they're giving it to morphine addicts," Jack said. "It's in our cough syrups, the good ones at least."

... Victorian drug laws were special.

"I know it's not quite the same here." He'd picked up enough odd references to understand it had been criminalized, which he didn't really feel one way or the other about. It was too far outside his experience. "You were -- dependent on it?"

Date: 2010-01-10 04:16 am (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] uncertain)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"I believe you," Jack said evenly, noticing Roy's determination. "He still shouldn't have thrown you out, not unless he'd been through every other option, but that's --" he gestured, vaguely. "Bygones. Fresh start here, isn't it?"

Date: 2010-01-10 04:28 am (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] almost never this shy)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"I know it hasn't been an easy one," Jack said.

Somehow, he hoped this was vaguely encouraging. He just forgot to say encouraging words.

Date: 2010-01-10 04:51 am (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] vaguely bemused)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"It's life," Jack said. "I'm glad you told me, and if there's anything I can do, that is why I'm here - and I will lock you in your room, if you need it."

He said it lightly, but he wasn't joking.

Date: 2010-01-10 05:17 am (UTC)
bitten_notshy: ([neu] intense + golden)
From: [personal profile] bitten_notshy
"I figure it goes with being a sibling," Jack said. "I'll be checking in with you, though. I promise."


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