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21 April 2008 @ 11:55 am
Off the Rails  
[It's a train yard! There are empty boxcars on the tracks...and a few off of them. The sun is always setting, and so it looks a great deal like this. It's a huge room, so there's plenty of space for everyone to wander around~]



[Chaos!Kris is sitting on top of a boxcar, smoking a cigarette and just...thinking]
 
 
Current Music: The Notwist- Off the Rails
 
 
 
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Hmmmprofesseurdeloi on April 21st, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
*He's been keeping to himself since the incident in the bar, and also keeping out of the way of Wrights. Unusually for him, he's been more willing to walk into rooms - if they appear to afford an escape from the crowds. And this... this is an... interesting room.

He recognises the Kristoph Gavin sitting on top of the box car and looks up at him with a slight smile, shading his eyes against the low sun on the horizon*


May I join you? Or would you prefer to be alone?
Kristoph Gavin (AU): defaultmanagingchaos on April 21st, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
Ah, Herr Edgeworth. [he smiles down at him] Well, it seems you're already joining me, in a way. Please, there's a ladder on the side of the car, if you feel like clambering up here.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Chillingprofesseurdeloi on April 21st, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
I suppose that I am.

*He smiles a little more at that, then considers the ladder for a while. He really doesn't like heights, and this reminds him a little too much of the ladder on the bookshelves in the Prosecutor's Office. But he's well aware of his own tendency to brood when alone, so at this moment, passing the time quietly with someone that doesn't want anything or feel the need to chatter at him incessantly is appealing. He grits his teeth, half closes his eyes, and grips the ladder.

He's reasonably surprised at himself when he makes it to the top without freezing or falling, and picks his way carefully over to the other man without looking down.*


You certainly chose an interesting place to admire the view.

Edited at 2008-04-21 07:35 pm (UTC)
Kristoph Gavin (AU): cocky/Kristoph after allmanagingchaos on April 21st, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
I rather like it up here. [he takes a drag of his cigarette and smiles] So, what has the good professor been up to?
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Sidelong Lookprofesseurdeloi on April 21st, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
*He takes a seat on the edge of the car next to the other man, somewhat gingerly. He leans back slightly, supporting himself with his hands behind him, so that he can't see the ground.*

It's certainly an impressive view.

*And it is - the sunset is perfectly realised - in the same way that everything is perfectly realised in this place. It shouldn't surprise him any more, and yet it still does, as does his fascination with the glimpse into other people's lives and minds that such rooms afford. He wonders what this place means to the other man, but he's loath to ask.*

Oh, the usual. Lectures, shopping, fine restaurants, museums... it's a wonder that I ever find any time to myself.

*Why yes, there is a sarcastic tone to that*

Edited at 2008-04-21 08:18 pm (UTC)
Kristoph Gavin (AU): defaultmanagingchaos on April 21st, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, but of course. Ever the man of leisure, I take it.

[the cigarette is finished, his lips numb and he licks them softly, tasting the sweet flavor of cloves on them] Well, I hope you've not found another Klavier to babysit. I'm almost sorry you have to suffer through them. Perhaps they'll canonize you after this is all said and done.

[he smiles] Saint Edgeworth, the patron saint of wayward lawyers and rock-n-roll. It mas a bit of a ring to it.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Smilingprofesseurdeloi on April 21st, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately I think there is all too much leisure here, and too little of any moment to keep people's minds occupied.

*The lingering scent of the clove cigarette reminds him of Paris - of sunny days and dark Russian tea served by Moroccan waiters at pavement cafes. He sighs a little at the memory but it turns into a wry chuckle of amusement as he raises an eyebrow at the other man*

That seems a rather harsh judgement on your brothers, Mr Gavin. Especially considering that the only problems they seem to encounter are caused by your alternates.

And rather fortunately for everyone concerned I think canonisation is unlikely, given my quite appalling absence of church attendance.
Kristoph Gavin (AU): cocky/Kristoph after allmanagingchaos on April 21st, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
If I could help you with them, you know I'm always more than glad to. they simply seem to be a bit...wary of me, and understandably so. I'm sure they'll come around when they're ready, though.

[a smile] You mean you're not a good, Catholic man? Color me impressed, Saint Edgeworth.

Still...it's never too late to start, as they say.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Hmmmprofesseurdeloi on April 21st, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
*He glances at the other man, briefly, but he can't read the expression on his face.*

I am never really sure whether that pains you or pleases you Mr Gavin.

*He smiles a little at the question and the repeated epithet.*

I am afraid that I am a dyed-in-the-wool atheist. And just as well, since I doubt any faith would welcome either me or my list of sins with open arms.

*He hesitates for a moment, the colours of the sunset reminding him of something*

There is only one church I ever visit, and only once a year. The stained glass is quite impressive.
Kristoph Gavin (AU): defaultmanagingchaos on April 21st, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
And I don't suppose you ever will.

[he shrugs, looking out over the train yard] The important thing is simply learning to live and forgive yourself, isn't it?
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Smokingprofesseurdeloi on April 21st, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
*He looks across at the other man, thoughtfully.*

No, I don't suppose I will, since you don't care to tell me. Knowing, however, would make me a great deal less concerned about involving you. I may be an intransigent bastard, but I don't relish deliberately forcing people to relive their past outside of court.

*He sits forward slightly, shifts his balance, to retrieve his own cigarettes from his shirt pocket. He speaks slowly as he removes one from the packet, taps it on the boxcar roof and lights it*

I am not sure that I deserve to be forgiven, Mr Gavin - by myself or anyone else. But I can do my best to make amends, even if it takes me the rest of my life.

Kristoph Gavin (AU): cocky/Kristoph after allmanagingchaos on April 22nd, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
I have my reasons for that, Saint Edgeworth, I assure you.

[he nods, standing] Sometimes we don't...but are forgiven anyway.

[he smiles softly, taking the cigarette from Edgeworth's mouth and taking a drag of it before handing it back]

I've set my mind to something, Edgeworth. I'm afraid you'll not see me around for a while.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Gaze into Distanceprofesseurdeloi on April 22nd, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
*He smiles briefly but with genuine amusement at the irony of the nickname*

I don't doubt that you do, Mr Gavin. You don't strike me as particularly capricious by nature.

*He doesn't protest the stealing of his cigarette, merely laughs a little when he takes it back, before falling serious again at Kristoph's next words. He looks up at the man steadily for a few moments before looking back out towards the setting sun*

Whatever it is, Mr Gavin, I trust you will take care to come to no harm. And you know where to find me, should the need arise. I think that I owe you at least that assurance after the circumstances of our last two encounters.

Edited at 2008-04-22 01:28 am (UTC)
Kristoph Gavin (AU): defaultmanagingchaos on April 22nd, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
I assure you, I will be well. I simply need to go "under the radar", as it were. I've reason to believe that I've attracted the attention of a few of my alternates.

[he smiles] I know, Edgeworth. I simply need to become invisible for a bit, as it were...and that means simply blending in for the time being.

Until later, I trust you will be well. [he steps across the boxcar and is on the ground after a few moments, looking up at Edgeworth. A small wave, and he turns to leave]
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Hmmmprofesseurdeloi on April 22nd, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
*He nods, considering that. It doesn't surprise him, in a way, given what he has seen and heard of the other Kristoph Gavins that have been brought here.*

If you plan to hide in plain sight, then I hope that you will not blend in too well, Mr Gavin.

*He doesn't say any more, because there is nothing to be said. He just raises a hand in farewell when Kristoph is back on the ground, and then thoughtfully watches him walk away, the cigarette smouldering forgotten in his fingers*
hobophoenix on April 22nd, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
*He's not really surprised after making a forest and main street of Ojai, California to see this sort of thing here, but he is surprised to see Professor Edgeworth perched up on top of a box car. He stands quietly in the middle of the tracks nearby looking up at him in amusement*

I thought you were afraid of heights, Edgeworth?
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Glasses Sadprofesseurdeloi on April 22nd, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
*On most days, the familiar voice would be welcome, but since the incident with his alternate, he's been trying to avoid any of the Wrights. So he hesitates a fraction before answering, and there's more of a frown on his face than a smile*

I had a reason to try and overcome it just this once, Wright.
hobophoenix on April 22nd, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
*Even from the ground, he can see that Edgeworth isn't in the best of moods. He decides to leave it alone for the time being and walks forward the few feet to the ladder up, grabbing one of the bars with his hand*</i>

Would you like some company? I promise not to fall this time.
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Avoidantprofesseurdeloi on April 22nd, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
Please yourself, Wright.

*It probably sounds more churlish than he intended it to, but actually he's most irritated with himself because really he knows he does want the company, despite everything*

Don't expect me to rescue you if you freeze halfway up.
hobophoenix on April 23rd, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
*Chuckles, gripping the bar tightly and levering himself up, mumbling a few words under his breath as he reaches the top and steps over carefully to Edgeworth, sitting down a few feet away from him, looking pointedly away from the ground*

Nice place.

Edited at 2008-04-23 03:55 am (UTC)
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Look Awayprofesseurdeloi on April 23rd, 2008 10:31 am (UTC)
It's not mine.

*The answer is short and to the point, but even to his own ears it sounds sharp*

I suppose you could say I am keeping an eye on it... until the owner gets back.

*He smiles a little, then, but only to himself*

Edited at 2008-04-23 10:31 am (UTC)
hobophoenix on April 23rd, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
Still a rather nice place.

*He sounds amused, leaning back onto his hands and watching the sunset. He can almost feel the shortness in Edgeworth's reply, but he doesn't comment*

Who should I thank for the view then?

Edited at 2008-04-23 07:15 pm (UTC)
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Chillingprofesseurdeloi on April 23rd, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
It's somewhat unique, certainly.

*He frowns and stubs out the forgotten cigarette when it starts to burn his fingers, tossing the butt onto the tracks below. He doesn't look round at Phoenix when he answers the question*

Kristoph Gavin. One of them, anyway.
hobophoenix on April 23rd, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
*internet sneak?*
*His stiffens slightly at the name, eyes narrowing. Wondering just how many of them there are and if any of them are really that different. He's sure Edgeworth knows what Gavin did to him and to his own Phoenix.

Pass the word along then?
Miles Edgeworth, Professeur de Loi: Avoidantprofesseurdeloi on April 23rd, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
*He sighs, slightly. He was expecting that reaction, if not a worse one. It's the same reaction he has himself to any of the other Kristophs*

He's not like the others.

*He frowns a little, almost speaking to himself, now*

Or at least he wasn't. I hope that will remain the case.
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