Fall Meeting

thegreenanimator:

If Cam had a free hand he’d rub sheepishly at the back of his neck, but seeing as they were both occupied he settled for simply looking sheepish. “Thanks…” he said quietly. “I uh- I try to keep away from most Eriks. Depending on who remembers me, they don’t often like that I ran away- well I died but- it’s just about the same to them if you come back…” 

Cam blinked at Sky’s abrupt comment, and then he looked off to the side, at Damien who now seemed to be feeling better. 

"I… I would have like you to find me sooner, but it’s how it was meant to be. This is the best time for me to see you two again. Any sooner, and probably just wouldn’t have been the right time…" Cam shrugged and smiled warmly down at Skylar. 

"I can understand that," he replied with a nod. "You died? Am I supposed to know about that?" He honestly didn’t know, everything was such a daze. And he had spent so much time in that house; the world tend to sit still. "You made the right choice."

He tried to smile. “You make everything sound so much better than it is. Thank you, for trying to. To be honest, I was just scared. You know me better than most; being with other people isn’t easy. Especially now.”

nijah:

skylarprice:

He takes a moment, like he had lost track of his thoughts. “Yes. I wanted to home school him at first, but I.. am still on the fence about it.” The boy was responding to her attempts to open him up, and he steps slightly away from his mother’s protection. “‘M two right now..”

"Wow, you are a big boy," The vampire gave him a wide eyes and a brilliant smile: "Most of the mortal two year old still struggle to string words together and here you are. It seems your mummy had done a very good job!"

"I suppose two is a little too young to attend any form of school. Playgroup, or playdate, perhaps, but not school. But when he’s a little older…he can make some friends there."

"Big!" the proud boy raises his hand above his head. Skylar chuckled softly at that. "For my sake as well as his, I hope he avoids the ‘growing up fast’. I’ve seen my son as an adult enough to know that I want to go through everything as it should happen. Friend-making included, all his age as well as maturity level." 

Fall Meeting

thegreenanimator:

Cam’s heart lurched when he saw Damien start to tear up as well, and when he rested his head on Cam’s shoulder Cam mimicked him- resting his head gently on Damien’s. He gently nuzzles Damien and then turns his head to kiss the top of Damien’s head.

"It’s okay Damien, you’re alright…." He murmurs soothingly before looking over at Skylar. It felt surprisingly easy to talk to Sky after everything, and really Cam’s only desire was refuse to let them out of his sight. 

As Sky leans into his hug Cam’s arm rubs up and down Sky’s arm before giving him another squeeze. 

"I’m… running my own mutant group," Cam replied with a small, proud grin. "It’s just me and Zeus at my apartment now… um… I also work as a secretary for a friend of mine- he’s an artist… and that’s really… the jist of what’s new with me really…"  

"That’s amazing, Cameron," he had responded with a smile. "I’m actually friends with that younger Erik Lehnsherr, though he’s changed quite a bit since the first time I’ve met him. That’s really something to be proud of." Skylar had a soft spot for a lot more supernatural beings as of late, learning and meeting more as the days past. 

Damien was curled up, responding better to this all. “I should have sought you out,” Skylar admitted aloud. “But I suppose my thoughts have never been clear for something so obvious as that.”

nijah:

skylarprice:

"I am just too smitten with him to admit anything less," the phoenix teased about his son, patting him encouragingly. Damien just smiled up at them.

"Are you planning to let him having some schooling?" She gave Skylar a glance before returned to the boy again: "How old are you, Damien?"

He takes a moment, like he had lost track of his thoughts. “Yes. I wanted to home school him at first, but I.. am still on the fence about it.” The boy was responding to her attempts to open him up, and he steps slightly away from his mother’s protection. “‘M two right now..”

nijah:

skylarprice:

"Hello," the shy boy replied back, practically hiding behind a fold of Sky’s coat. 

"I have heard stories about you," She gave him a wink: "Don’t worry, they are good stories."

"I am just too smitten with him to admit anything less," the phoenix teased about his son, patting him encouragingly. Damien just smiled up at them.

Fall Meeting

thegreenanimator:

Cam gets a little teary as Damien says his name and he smiles, nodding a little as Damien touches his face. “Yes… and you’re-” He reaches up to poke Damien’s nose, “-are Damien.” He shifts Damien a little on his hip and looks over at Sky with a watery smile.

"So, is he just gonna cycle back to being a kid over and over again or what?" he teased and then reached for Sky to pull him in for a one-armed hug. Cam squeezed tight and just held Sky there, enjoying the feeling for a moment while he tried to commit it to memory. "I’ve miss you both so much… how have you been?" Cam asks into Sky’s hair. 

The demigod was quite pleased with the attention, but his eyes did water with conflicting if not overwhelming emotion. His head rested on the other, sniffling a little. He was just so happy. “Until it sticks, I would hope,” he joked back, rubbing at his sons head when he noticed he was getting a little upset. The second hug then surprised him a little, but he leans into it. “We’ve been taking things slow. I cook for the Canaan manor mostly, keeping company with a few friendly faces that inhabit it.” Skylar sighs. “What about you?”

nijah:

skylarprice:

"I’m sorry for that. He has gone through a lot since his birth." Sky took a moment to look down at him. "Yes, that’s right," he smiles, returning his attention to her. "My precious angel."

"Enchante, petite," She knelled down to the boy’s eye level and gave him another warm smile: "My name is Nijah. I am an old friend of Skylar.": 

"Hello," the shy boy replied back, practically hiding behind a fold of Sky’s coat. 

Fall Meeting

thegreenanimator:

Cam did look older and more tired- he’d lost a lot, including his life at one point, but at least some life had returned to him since Damien had brought him back. 

With Skylar sprinting toward him Cam didn’t hesitate to hold out his arms in return, although he looked more than a little confused. When Sky’s arms wrapped around him Cam returned the gesture, holding Skylar close for a long, tight hug, and when Damien joined Cam removed one arm to place on the back of Damien’s head. It was a little awkward hug, but Cam wasn’t about to complain now that he had two of the most important people of his world back in his arms. 

When Skylar released him Cam looked back at him, open-mouthed and confused, and he simply shook his head slowly, looking completely stunned. “What… I don’t… I don’t even know where to start…” Cam said softly and looked down at Damien. Then he crouched down and gave Damien a firm hug, assuming Damien recognized him if he’d run in for a hug as well. “The last time I saw you… you barely remembered me…” Cam’s heart beat excitedly in his chest, and a twist of anxiousness followed in his stomach. He was almost shaking as he scooped Damien up into his arms, hugging him again as he held Damien on his hip, looking him over and searching that familiar, little face. 

He didn’t blame him. He could never. Hell, the only one to blame here was himself. Skylar had been well and capable to seek out his old friend, but with everything that had happened, it was hard to tell if he was still welcome. Seeing him here, however, he couldn’t help himself. He doesn’t respond beyond a silent, hopeful smile, before watching Cameron interact with his son. “His memories.. they’re hard to explain.”

But Damien, once in the others arms, reached up and touched at the mutants face while wearing a bright smile. “Cam!” he squeaked. Being less supernatural than he was prior, his thoughts and maturity more mortal like in their development, it was hard for him to decipher what he knew. The younger he was, the easier. It was what his mind would allow as reality, as it was the gentlest on him.

nijah:

skylarprice:

"Consider your pride untouched, Nijah," he said with a teasing smile. "As I am a resilient one." Damien smiled up at her before returning to his mother’s side, grabbing his hand again. This was still a new place, and he was a little shy. "I may stay a week at first, enjoy the city again. I didn’t plan that far ahead, I’m afraid," he made a soft chuckle.

"Usually unplanned trips are the best trip, especially when travelling with a young one," She smiled at the boy again: "This is the first time I’ve seen your boy, to be honest. His name is Damien, I recalled?"

"I’m sorry for that. He has gone through a lot since his birth." Sky took a moment to look down at him. "Yes, that’s right," he smiles, returning his attention to her. "My precious angel."

nijah:

skylarprice:

"I can apologize for that. I don’t do the teleporting." Skylar did give her a smirk though. "Scare you to bits? Is it really that easy?"

"Of course not," She arched a brow:" I am the scary creature, remember? Usually mortals run as soon as they know what I am."

"How long will you be in London this time, Skylar?"

"Consider your pride untouched, Nijah," he said with a teasing smile. "As I am a resilient one." Damien smiled up at her before returning to his mother’s side, grabbing his hand again. This was still a new place, and he was a little shy. "I may stay a week at first, enjoy the city again. I didn’t plan that far ahead, I’m afraid," he made a soft chuckle.