Jaded 001: Suicidal Hero

[Jade is at some shitty bar. Not her usual place, but she’s not looking to run in to her usual people today. She’s -brooding-.] -04:19 Aug 24
[Daren has had a few and is now rat the point where he doesnt give any shits. Ho that means its time to move on the phase two of his master plan to fix his life. Go across the street and onto the bridge. then throw himself off of it. But.. it would be a shame to die with enough money in his pocket for another whisky, so hes havign another goddamn whisky!] -04:22 Aug 24
Jade: Jade hadn’t down anywhere near enough martinis to put herself in to an alcohol coma. Not that she was going for a coma… she was just… pissed off! Why? Because her best friend was dating an asshole. Sure, he hadn’t really done anything. And all Jade was going on was a ‘feeling’ that the guy had some huge secret. But still. Leslie was probably doing something stupid, and all Jade could find out about Damion Rubrum so far is that he never let his girlfriends go public… -04:26 Aug 24
Daren: "I think you’ve had enough, do you need help getting a cab?" the barman here was griendly, not like the usual dive. "Just one more and I’ll give you.. a fiv… fifty dollar tip, I won’t be needing it." he said putting the money on the counter and meetign the look from the barman with what he hoped was an innocent smile. "Alright but last one then you should go get some rest. You know I hear bacon is really good for hangovers." he got his drink and downed half of it with one swallow. "Don’t worry I’m pretty sure everythign will be perfect in the morning." -04:30 Aug 24
Jade: "What is so great about him anyway. Just cause he’s hot and rich. -04:34 Aug 24
Jade: "What is so great about him anyway. Just cause he’s hot and rich." she was talking to herself out in public. No big deal! Jade finished off her drink just in time for the usual pickup artist. The guy slide up to her, and she gave him a grin like she always did. "Heeey babe, I ain’t hot and rich but I got a huge di-" Jade quickly held a hand up! "Whoa! Okay. No. Back up and try a better line." He looked a little confused, but he was drunk enough and she was hot enough. He backed up, returned and tried it again. "I hear redheads are tigers in the sack, wanna rise to the occasion?" Jade rolled her eyes and grabbed her keys as she slid out of her chair. "Yeeeaaah, I don’t screw dumbasses. Find a girl with lower standards, kay?" She pat his cheek and stalked off. If she was gonna pickup a dude tonight, she wanted Rubrum to take out her anger on, not a sleeze! -04:42 Aug 24
Daren: Well the whisky was gone and the tab and tip were paid and he was standing. He was still steady on his feet. FUCK well… fine killig himself would be easier. He hadn’t even looked at any of the girls, he wasn’t looking for some last fuck behind the bumpster before becoming chunky salsa, well time to get it over with. "Fuck the universe." he muttered at he made for the door, "Fuck the univers and fuck Frank Cocksucker Dumworth up the ass with an angry polecat with a chainsaw dick." -04:47 Aug 24
Jade: Jade made her way outside, precariously balancing on her heels as she stumbled through the threshold and on to the sidewalk towards the parking lot. Whoa, totally drunker than she thought. She let out a laugh! …course that was short lived when she remembered Leslie doing the exact same thing, getting herself picked up by that jerkbag. Seriously, how did he even -know- where she was? Baaahhh… Jade nearly ran in to her car and couldn’t ring the keyhole. Kay, totally too drunk to drive. Time to dig out her phone and beg Leslie to come get her. Hahaha! Will ruin her date! Next thing Jade knew, she was being spun around by sleezeass. "Hey babe, you need a ride home, doncha? I can give you a ride…" Jade blinked at him. Then slapped him! What an asshole! Afterwards she wasn’t sure if she was getting carjacked or kidnapped, but he was grabbing her arm and she was trying to kick him in the nuts. -04:55 Aug 24
Daren: Outside.. colder, wetter and oxygen. Oxygen the flooded the lungs and bloodstream makign the alcohol kick in bigtime. OKAY! He leaned against the wall and shook his head and scratched his unshaved chin. "Now you kick in.. bridge is…" he heard a shout and looked. It looked liek some girl was getting into trouble. Not his problem! But still, a pet peeve. Fucking useless scuzzballs. He pushed himself off of the wall and started walking towards them putting his finger to his lifs hopign the girl would see and not allert the guy that he was coming. He was steady nough on his feet for this, and not had adrenalive on his side, his heart beatign just a little bit faster and his muscles loosening up. His body really was well trained. One last dance wouldn’t hurt… him. Not so much for the other guy. -05:01 Aug 24
Jade: Jade was -totally- doing fine on her own. Sure, having a scuffle in heels wasn’t exactly easy to begin with, and even worse when you were slightly drunk. But fending off assholes was all a part of her typical nightlife. In fact, she stomped on his foot, making him yelp and looked smugly proud about it! Then there was another guy approaching, and the first thing she thought wasn’t ‘gallant rescue’. Jade fumbled for her keys again to get in the car, but her new ‘friend’ was grabbing at the back of her dress. "Whoa, whoa, whoa, no! This is a three hundred dollar dress, asshole…!" -05:10 Aug 24
[Daren enters.] -05:14 Aug 24
Daren: Fist things first. Maybe he was too drunk to pull this off but FUCK IT! Roundhouse kick to the back of the head. Then grab the guy, pull in down and knee him in the face. Then slam his head down on the ashphalt and kick it again. Okay that was mildly satisfying. Mildly, maybe putting a bit too much anger into it… He then eyes the girl and spat on the guy on the ground. Then without a word was walking back towards the bridge. "I hate guys who can’t take a ‘no’" -05:19 Aug 24
Jade: Holy shit! She totally just got saved by a Chuck Norris super hero! Jade was a little bit in a daze… mostly because you didn’t see shit like that everyday, even by HER standards. This was like… news worthy. Forgetting the fact she was still drunk as hell, and following a stranger in the middle of the night was completely insane, Jade stumbled after him. "Waitaminute! What about the whole ‘Thanks for saving me mister!’ part? And the reward kiss and all that jazz?" -05:25 Aug 24
Daren: He raised a hand waving her back without either stopping or turning. "I didn’t come out tonight hoping for a kiss. You should get in your car and run over that guy’s arm before he wakes up." he reached the edge of the parking lot and stopped to looks both ways down the street before ctarting to cross. I know right, going to throw yourself off a bridge and still taking precausions against beign run over. Well, Daren still had to gwt to the bridge and be able to climb over the rail. -05:28 Aug 24
Jade: "Totally would if I wouldn’t get busted for a DUI! …Wait a second..!" She was following after this guy like a lost puppy. She sure wasn’t looking both ways before crossing the street, and worse, midway across it one of her heels broke! A loud shit! echoed in the night as she tried to regain her balance. Followed by some cursing about expensive shoes! -05:32 Aug 24
[(Timeout) Daren was sacrificed to the roleplay gods by a tribe of wild newbies.] -05:34 Aug 24
Daren: He stopped and half turned. "Take them off, and stop following me, I’m not going far." he looked at the bridge and then kept going making the tunr onto it and heading along the catwalk his hand on the rail. He really didn’t want to be watched as he jumped. -05:34 Aug 24
Jade: Take them -off-? And walk bar foot on the city streets? Was he insane? Jade went ahead and broke off the heel the rest of the way. Then she made a very lopsided walk to follow him again. "Seriously, guy, I jus wanna talk for a few minutes! Get to know the mysterious kung fu master that’s saving ladies outside of bars?" -05:38 Aug 24
Daren: "Kickboxing." he corrected her. "And I was just on my way out after having a whisky too many, and yet, not enough." he sighed and stopped putting a leg over the rail, and then the other, sitting on it and turning sideways to look at her. "You’re the only one I’ve ‘saved’ so you should go home and feel special." he leaned forwards to look down into the blackness below, then back at her. "Can you turn around? Its harder with an audience." -05:42 Aug 24
Jade: Jade stopped next to him to lean over the rail and look at the water below in confusion. "What, you going swimming this late? The fall will probably kill you." Ha.. he was pretty drunk too. Jade went ahead and grabbed the back of his shirt to keep him from having an accident. "Kickboxing huh? That’s a real thing? Come tell me how special I am! I’m way hotter than a brunette, right?" -05:45 Aug 24
Daren: He put a hand on the rail and slipped off of it turnign aroung so that his body was suspended over the drop. "Yes its a real thing. I made my career out of it and now its over. And yes the fall would kill me. Or will when I let go." he was still looking down instead of at her. He didn’t want to see hthe look on her face as he dropped, but he did use his other hand to fish out his wallet and hold it out to her. "Get yourself a cab." -05:50 Aug 24
Jade: "Holy shit, you’re strong." Jade took his wallet. And it still didn’t register what he was doing. Maybe if she wasn’t so drunk. His wallet disappeared in to her purse, which was dropped on the walk. Then she was precariously, shoes and all, climbing over the railing herself with the full intentions of saving him from a drunken mistake. "You are way too drunk to be out here alone, so I’mma give you a hand, kay? You helped me, I help you… bar night rules." -05:54 Aug 24
[Daren enters.] -06:19 Aug 24
[(Timeout) Daren doesn’t post enough.] -06:22 Aug 24
Daren: He looked at her "Get back over the rail." he said forcfully. "I don’t know who you are but I don’t need help. I can kill myself on my own well enough and I’m not going to let a week of planning and a night of drinking go to waste." Fine who cared if she saw! He let go. -06:22 Aug 24
Jade: "Kill yourself, why the fu- Wait!" Crazy sonofabitch! Clearly she was crazy too, because instead of going back over the rail to safety, she was letting go and trying to grab him before he fell to his doom! -06:25 Aug 24
Daren: Foiled! There we was, suspended by her hadn on hsi shirt and his feet still on the ledge. "If there wasn’t a chance I’d pull you down with me I’d let my feet slip, so are you going to let go or w]are we going to wait like this until the police show up and I’m sent to court mandated therapy again?" his eyes were on her. "You really shouldn’t have followed." -06:28 Aug 24
Jade: "Are you NUTS?! I’m not going to let go!" She was too drunk for this! Or just drunk enough. Either way she was eying him like he was damned crazy. "Why the hell are you trying to kill yourself?! There’s everything to live for! Sex! Boobs! Chocolate espresso beans!" Trying to keep her balance in heels while gripping a heavy man’s shirt was a precarious position. Then she made the mistake of looking down. "…ho shit, I think I am gonna be sick…" -06:31 Aug 24
Daren: "Then let go the cover your mouth, or your eyes." he said. "And I haven’t had any of those things… wow that long… though the months blur together." he put his arms befind his head as if he were relaxing on a couch and looked down. "You’re going to slip and fall." there was a long sigh and then he grabbed her arm and pulled himself forwards then grabbed the rail and pulled himself the rest of the way. "There not can you stop being an idiot and risking your life for someone whe really doesn’t want you to. That thing in the parking lot was because I hate seeing people get hurt. Now stop putting yourself in danger." -06:37 Aug 24
Jade: Jade went with the closing her eyes part. She needed her mouth! He was closer now which meant she could throw her arms around his waist and keep him from killing himself. …or take her down with him. But he seemed to have a white knight streak, so she was banking on that! "You’re drunk! You don’t know what you’re doing! I’m not letting go until you’re sober and smart!" -06:43 Aug 24
Daren: "I’ve been planning this all week, and I’ve been sober for most of it." he said. "Soberign up won’t make me change my mind now of you don’t let go neither one of us can get over the rail, so unless you want to spend the night here you will need to let go." -06:46 Aug 24
Jade: "How do I know the minute I let go, you aren’t going to jump anyway? I know what desperate people do, mister! You can forget it!" Okay, so being stuck out there two steps away from a watery grave didn’t sound great at all. But neither did watching someone die when she kinda-sorta could do something about it. "…so hi! My name is Jade. I’ll be your life coach tonight!" -06:49 Aug 24
Daren: "I broke the jaw of my last life coach." he said "You don’t want to replace him." he rolled his eyes and then hooked his hands under her shoulders and lifted her using hsi shoulders as leverage to break her grip. then with her held against one of his shoulders he sat in the rail and lifted bother legs over it and was then walking back the way he came. "You’re drunk and I don’t have a car. Lets team up and get out of here. In case you didn’t notice I don’t really care where we go." -06:53 Aug 24
Jade: Man, he was really really strong. If he wasn’t batshit crazy, that’d be kinda hot. "You’re drunk too, dammit. I got a car…" But she wasn’t driving it, nor was she letting him drive it. The thought of calling Leslie for a hand occured to her again, but… Naw. She couldn’t make Leslie deal with a crazy drunk guy. "Lets go to your place! My friend might bring a guy back to mine… as much as I totally wanna ruin their night you’re kinda a wacko." -06:58 Aug 24
Daren: "Thanks, I’ll put that on my resume." he recrossed the steet and turned down the street still carrying her. "With the state its in I usually wouldn’t show anyone in but I guess by this point you can’t possible think any less of me so…" he fell silent and walked on eventually ariving a a surprisingly nice appartment building and using a keycard let himself in. -07:02 Aug 24
Jade: Jade was smiling like some sort of dumbass. And why the hell not? She was getting carried off by Chuck Norris. Well… a suicidal kickboxing weirdo, but close enough. "Oh, I could totally think less of you! Throw out some cheapass pickup line or go romance my Leslie. I’ll think pretty less then." So that didn’t exactly make sense. Whatever. She didn’t want to talk about herself anyway, she wanted to figure HIM out. "Why are you trying to jump off a bridge? -07:05 Aug 24
Daren: "Because my life is a lie." he said lounting the saidcase and going up a few floors, he prefred usign them to the elevator even if this time he had to keep a hand on the rail. "So why not end it. My dream in life is shot to hell, I quit my job, I broke my ex boss’ arm and I can’t even tell anyone about it or they’ll put me back in hospital." fith floor, that was him, and right oposite the stairwell. It was just a case of putting down his load and handing her her purse that she had almost forgotten and then using his keycard to open the door and turn on the light. He was right, the place was a mess. But some of the ess wasnt the usual mess you’d expeve. There were frames newspeper clipping the trophies that has obviously been punched and/or thrown, display case that had been tipped over and the bathroom mirror looked liek it had been shot. But the palce was big, three bedroom, and spacious livingroom big. Even if one of the bedrooms had been converted into a private training room that was the only place that was tidy, it just looked liek it hadn’t been used in a while. -07:13 Aug 24
Jade: "Pitched a temper tantrum in here?" She wasn’t gonna beat around the bush. Being delicate wasn’t her style, and it probably wasn’t what he needed. Oh hey! Her purse! Where did that come from? "Get a new dream, honey! Your boss probably deserved it anyway. Killing yourself is a shitty way to go out." Jade finally took off those damned heels, though. Left them randomly on the floor amongst the mess and was immediately stumbling around to snoop. He musta been good at what he did! -07:19 Aug 24
Daren: He let her snoop and made himself at home on the couch. "That was my dream, to be the best, to be world champion kickboxer and everything that comes with it. And for one moment I was, hell technically I still am but the match was fixed, all of them were fixed so that that fat fuck over there." he pointed to one of the newspaper cuttings on him and his trainer slash agent both holding up the belt. "Could win huge amounts of money betting one me. I won but none of it was real. So I fired him and threatened to go public, and then they put me in hospital. Thats about my life story." -07:24 Aug 24
Jade: Papers and trophies and awards… this man was famous for what he did AND it was totally fixed? Jade had accidentally stumbled in to the best story ever…! Better than Damion Rubrum, she had a bonified gambling conspiracy! No permission acquired, Jade jumped in to his lap and kissed his cheek. "YOU are in luck! I happen to be a journalist. An -amazing- journalist and all I need is one little story to launch what is going to be one hella badass career. This is destiny, my crazy suicidal new friend. I can get your story printed." -07:27 Aug 24
Daren: He didn’t know how to react to her being in his lap to he gently pushed her out of it and into the couch next to him. "ANd then he’ll call me a bitter drunk whos trying to slander him and sue me for what I have left and probably get me hospitalised or even killed, and not quickly like I planned. I would have jumped off of this building if I didn’t mind making a spectacle." -07:31 Aug 24
Jade: Really? Affections rejected twice in one week? What, only horny assholes liked having her come on to them? Jade tried not to scowl and stuck with the business. "Honey, I just said I am a -journalist- and a damned good one. I can dig up truth and facts. Shit nobody can wiggle their way out of. Besides…" she tossed her legs over his. Mostly just because she didn’t want him to escape. "You’re trying to kill yourself anyway, so what does matter if he does it or if you do it yourself?" -07:35 Aug 24
Daren: "Because he’d probably have people beat me with bars again first, then use a hacksaw on my arms and legs before killing me." he said "ANd you too if he found you snooping. You’re better off not involved." -07:37 Aug 24
Jade: "Ha! I’m not afraid of some jackass. Nobody is going to do shit to me." And Jade meant it. She meant it to the point of carrying a weapon in her purse…which… now that she thought about it, might have come in handy with that asshole in the parking lot. Man… she SO needed to stop getting this drunk without a wingman. Jade swatted his shoulder. "So what? Were you not any good at fighting, and can’t defend yourself from anybody bigger than a snake at a bar? Fine, whatever. I don’t really need your permission to start digging. This is a good story…" -07:40 Aug 24
Daren: He glared at her. "There were a dozen of them and they were armed. For a girl who was in my lap a minute ago I’m surprised you’re now going the scathing rout. Did I hurt your feelings? Liek I said I havn’t had sex if a while and I’m not looking for it, unless your idea of a life coach is sex me into wanting to live." Changing the subject, how could it not work? -07:44 Aug 24
Jade: Apparently she was daft enough to take the bait. If only because she was still raw from it! "Hey, fuck you! I am pretty damned hot, you know? I’m not your typical bar skank! I have standards for myself -and- the guys I picked up. And if I -wanted- to sex you up, I totally could. Maybe I’m just not a bitch that forces herself on emotionally fragile crazy dudes!" Seriously, outside of being a little touchy, did she even offer him sex? No way! -07:47 Aug 24
Daren: "I never said you were. In fact if you were I wouldn’t have needed to beat that guy senseless and would be dead right now. Adn I’m not emotionally fragile I just don’t want to live in this world anymore. How about I leave everything to you and then redecorate the sidewalk. This lovely appartment could be yours. I’m not going to need it. See I’m being rational." -07:50 Aug 24
Jade: "Oh right, because killing yourself totally solves all your problems and gets social justice!" Jade rolled her eyes, right before she was punching him in the shoulder. He could take it. "How many other people do you think that guy is fucking over now, huh? You suppose he’s ruining anyone else’s life? And here you are sulking like a big baby. When an opportunity to bust is ass is practically sitting in your lap. Why? Probably because you’re a big coward…" -07:54 Aug 24
Daren: "Well it would solve all my problems, and who said I gave a damn about social justice?" he was eying her. "Jade, I don’t care what he does. He can smoke gold plated cidars and fuck himself into a coma for all I care. All I wanted was to make somethign of myself and when I though I had it was fake. I should renounce my title. Then kill myself." -07:57 Aug 24
Jade: "Then why don’t you go out and do REAL fights! I mean, expose that douche for the liar and cheat that he is, clean up the whole kickboxing thing, and then win a title and prove yourself! It’s not that complicated!" This guy needed a professional therepist, and Jade likely wasn’t helping. But his story…! She’d excuse her seflishness on being drunk later. This story was too good, but she couldn’t let it end with him jumping off a bridge and nothing coming from it. "Okay, here is how it’s gonna go. You’re gonna give me your life story, I’mma right it. Turn your world back rightside up. And THEN if you still wanna act like a dumbass, you can kill yourself." -08:01 Aug 24
Daren: "Call me a dumbass one more time and I’m kicking you out of my appartment." he said firmly. "Now do you want the bed because I’m perfectly happy on the couch, its where I’ve been recently anyway. And you should be a lawyer with that tongue, he has a good one, I hope you know how to deal with those." -08:05 Aug 24
Jade: That had her cracking a huge grin, leaning forward to poke a nail against his chest. "You don’t wanna know what I can do with a tongue, honey." That grin was filled with more promise than any of the stuff she had threatened him with tonight. "BUT we have a business deal. Totally not going to sex you. I want you to come snuggle me in bed though. I have officially been shot down twice by two top of the world guys, and nearly got pawed up by some dickbag. My ego needs some serious repairs." -08:14 Aug 24
Daren: "So you dash all hopes I might have then you demand snuggling from me?" he heaved and over exagerated sight. "I knew my life would be less complicated without boobs in it. Even really nice ones with red hair woewhere above the mythical area known as teh face." -08:16 Aug 24
Jade: Jade snapped her fingers and pointed at. "Still not the worse line I’ve heard tonight!" She crawled over him just to roll off the couch and make a weaving stint towards… well… she paused, resting a hand on her head. "Which room is this bed of yours that I’m not gonna sex you in, anyway?" -08:20 Aug 24
Daren: "It wasn’t a line." he said "It was a stupid attempt at humor that you will me hearing more of if you don’t run right now. And I want the names of the two top of the line men that shot you down. Because I haven’t." he fell sideways on the couch and rested his head on the arm rest before pointind at a door. -08:22 Aug 24
Jade: "One!" she held up a finger. "Damion Rubrum. and Two," she turned to stalk back to the sofa, almost falling on top of him. Bracing her arms on the back of the sofa instead. "IS you. Cause you pretty much all but said you refused to have sex with me. Dude, I am not kidding about you coming to bed with me. I don’t want to sleep by myself. Sleezy guy creeped me out, and tonight you’re my own personal hero." -08:26 Aug 24
Daren: "I said I’m not looking for it, theres a difference. But fine it amounts to the same since you’ve now regected me. Also you’re drunk and I don’t take advantage of drunk girls, even if thier hair is my favorite color." he rolled off of the couch and started heading towards the bedroom. "You’re out of here tomorow, you know where to find me, knock twice if I’m not here I’m at the store or dead." -08:29 Aug 24
Jade: Jade trailed after him, grinning once again. She always got what she wanted. …usually. "Liking the idea of living for sex, after all? I’m drunk but not drunk enough to be taken advantage of. Toootally know the difference between yes and no." Jade latched on to the back of his shirt, shaking it and jumping like she was urging a horse forward. He was as big as one! "Besides, as your new life couch and official wordsmith for your upcoming biography, I’mma have to stay here and make sure you don’t die before it’s done." …not to mention it was a great way to avoid Leslie and her new jerk boyfriend. -08:35 Aug 24
Daren: "I don’t want a diography." he said. "All I want is…" he scowled, hell is he knew. "And now you want sex? You’re all over the place with your answers."] -08:38 Aug 24
Jade: "I always want sex. …Actually, no, I didn’t go in to tonight looking for sex cause I was kinda pissed off about something. And I’m not really -opposed- to sex right now, but seeing as you’re a little fragile and I don’t like taking advantage of drunk suicidal guys, I’m super cool with just feeling nice and comfy in bed with someone I know can punch the shit out of assholes." And now she was hugging him from behind. Jade was either drunker than she claimed, or just crazy herself. -08:43 Aug 24
Daren: "I’m not fragile. Is it really that alien of a concept that somone who is not happy and sees no way of becoming happy would choose to end their unhappiness?" he grabbed her arm and pulled her around to put his arm around her. "And this is my room, not that its been used much. So just snuggling tonight since I’m out of practice and it would degrade my chivalrous image if I saved you just to seduce you myself. He let her of her and pulled of his shirt before kicking off his shoes and crawling onto the bed. "And I think you are drunk enough to take advantage of." -08:50 Aug 24
Jade: "Been unhappy, did the suicide thing, learned better! Why you gotta assume I’m seducable? Maybe I am seducing you with my boobs and my wit." Jade plopped on the bed after him, rolling until she was throwing and arm and a leg over him. Man, it felt good to just lay down! ….fuck, his body was pretty damned hard. Niiiice. -08:53 Aug 24
Daren: "I can’t seen any boob and I’ll probably not rememebr the wit in the morning." he pulled a blanket over them and took the opotunity to feel up her side with the pretence of puttin an arm around her. "So, goodnight Jade." -08:57 Aug 24

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