2020sight: (Smirking)
Epimetheus ([personal profile] 2020sight) wrote2008-04-03 09:53 pm

April 2, 2008 -- Chicago

Epimetheus never came back to Prometheus' apartment last night. That's not that odd.

But him sauntering through the door this morning, whistling, in an almost cliche display of insufferable smugness? That kind of is.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-04 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
One thing about being a Titan is that if you let yourself, you can get very, very shaggy.

Prometheus emerges from the bathroom with a razor in one hand and a good portion of his face lathered up. He's a little squinty, but there's no mistaking that swagger. He just doesn't see it on his brother very much. Or ever.

"You look cheery," he remarks, frowning.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-04 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Prometheus has no compunctions about swiping a blob off his cheek and lobbing at Epimetheus's head.

"Not until you tell me why you're dragging ass back here like I ain't seen you do in, oh, a couple hundred years."

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-04 04:12 am (UTC)(link)
"Ladies and gentlemen, facetious argument of the year!" He holds both arms up high. "Since when have you ever tried to claim you were a--"

Wait a sec.

His brow furrows.

"Explain yourself."

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-04 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
"Hey, I'm talking to you!"

Prometheus, looking like a wild man with skinny shanks and ratty robe, swoops in after him.

The kitchen is not a smart place to duck into. It is not very big, for one.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-04 04:38 am (UTC)(link)
"I can do both."

He looms in the doorway.

"You're hiding something. Except for the way in which you're totally failing at it."

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
"You've done something stupid, haven't you."

He's learned not to trust moods like this.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
"D'you want me to be honest or nice?"

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
Prometheus crosses his arms. "Sort of like you were a hapless bystander in that junkyard in East St. Louis?"

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm just calling it like I see it! Now what exactly did you have practically nothing to do with here?"

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 03:12 am (UTC)(link)

...Prometheus bites his lip.

And doesn't say anything just yet.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
Give him a moment. He's still processing this.

Okay, give him a couple of moments. He's blinking rather furiously.

Maybe he thinks it looks like a withering glare.

"...what did you marry?"

Please let it a pool table or something.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm just covering all my bases; I never know with you."

And that's saying something, mind.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
To his credit, he doesn't choke.

This is only because he's not drinking something.

"Sometimes these things just sort of happen around Coyote," he's forced to admit.

She got him to do full drag karaoke somehow, after all.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
He frowns again. He is still half-covered in shaving cream and stubble.

The realization hits him rather like a wet towel to the head.

"You've been bumping uglies. With Coyote." His lips quirk before he can stop them. "Making the beast with two backs."

Or, you know, depending on the position, however many.

You know what, he doesn't want to know that part.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
Prometheus grabs a spatula and promptly whacks his little brother over the head.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 03:49 am (UTC)(link)
"I can't leave you alone for five -- goddamned -- minutes!"


[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
"Jealous my ass. Not that it being Coyote helps, 'cause who knows how it's going to be now that you've been in each other's pants, but how the hell does this shit happen to you?"

He stops, and lets his arms drop to his side.

"I need a cigarette," he announces. He really, really does.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 04:10 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm not paranoid, I'm right."

Prometheus rifles through the stuff piling up on all his available surfaces. "Dammit," he mutters. He's coming up empty. Which really just makes him need the smokes more.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
"If I'm freaking out, it's only for your own good!"

Or amusement.

You know, whichever.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
"It's the first time you've been married to Coyote. And what the hell were you doing allowing someone to pour perfectly good liquor over you? And holding hands at that?"

It's not entirely clear which of those offends Prometheus the most.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
One eyebrow arches up.

"You're a Titan. Not to pull rank or anything, but come on. You're a Titan."

The corner of his mouth twitches. It's not anything like a smile, though, no sir.

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 04:41 am (UTC)(link)
"It's always kept up from dripping whiskey."

His expression becomes pained.

"Man, was it our whiskey?"

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-09 04:53 am (UTC)(link)
Prometheus heaves a sigh of antique and epic proportions.

"I'm gonna finish with this shave, and then I am going to pick up some cigarettes. You're coming with me, by the way -- I don't trust you not to find that you've spilled something and gotten married to some appliance or something by the time I get back."

[identity profile] notboundnow.livejournal.com 2008-04-10 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
"'Debatable' doesn't even begin to cover that!"