Evanna had said not to go and have a go at Kody. Edmund was not listening to his sister, and really she should expect at much. He couldn't not do anything. Not after the state that Evanna had been in when she had turned up on his doorstep that night. He might not have been great at showing affection, and he might have a few poor things to say about his sister, but he did care for her. And she didn't deserve to be hurt. Through some miracle, Evanna had turned out a good person, and while the rest of them might deserve the shit that was thrown at them. She did not.
Kody had stated he wouldn't hurt her, and yet a month after that conversation she'd turned up on his doorstep distraught. He had known better than to trust Kody to look after her. He'd debated going to bother him at work - there was witnesses there after all - but he figured not creating a scene was probably a better idea, and so came to knock on his door.
Post by KODY ALEXANDRE BELANGER on Jan 25, 2017 22:08:52 GMT -6
i hope you're satisfied.
An empty house wasn't exactly on Kody's favorites list, but an empty house is what he had. This meant that he spent as much time as he could in the office. There was no point in going home outside of sleeping. There was nothing there for him now. It was a miracle he hadn't just reverted to his usual technique of coping with negative emotions, but he'd done so well for so long and there was no way his pride would let him throw that all away over something that was ultimately his fault.
However, he did have to go home sometimes, even if he had no desire to be in the house that he'd basically lost two people in now. Maybe he needed a new house. That was probably a good idea. He'd have to talk to... Nope, never mind. That could be dealt with later. Right now he had to focus on the person knocking on his front door. Sighing, he got up from his chair to answer it, frowning when he saw the familiar young man on the other side. "Don't,." he said without giving Edmund a chance to speak.
Evanna could look after herself. She was strong, she was capable, and she could be fierce if she wanted to. But that didn't mean that Edmund was not going to have a go at Kody for what he had done. Salt to the wound that was Evanna having walked out.
"Don't?" he questioned, raising an eyebrow, not heeding that warning. He was hardly going to listen to Kody telling him to get lost now. "You said you wouldn't hurt her," his voice low and harsh. He'd been right to be skeptical, to doubt those words. She was very hurt, and he didn't know what to do about it. Except to come to the source of the problem, the reason she had gone quiet.
Post by KODY ALEXANDRE BELANGER on Feb 21, 2017 15:54:28 GMT -6
i hope you're satisfied.
Running a hand through his hair, Kody looked at the young man in front of him. He really didn't feel like doing this on his doorstep, nor did he want Edmund in the house. If the house was going to contain any Everhart, Kody would prefer Evanna. Plus, he really didn't feel like being shouted at in his own space.
"I didn't set out to hurt her," he replied. His tone was sharp, but it didn't have the usual edge to it that his anger normally brought out. He was too drained for that, too dulled. "I openly told her something new about myself and she took it poorly. That's it." Except that that wasn't it, but it was the general gist of things. His actions following might have been aimed to hurt just a little though. His pride had taken a blow and that never went over well.
"I don't careif you set out to hurt her or not," Edmund returned, his tone cold. "You hurt her. You're intentions are meaningless." He did wish that he knew what had happened, but Evanna had been stubborn in refusing to tell him. Whatever it was, she was not budging.
He raised an eyebrow at Kody. "Evanna has a lot of patience, and a very high tolerance for forgiveness. If she's as hurt as she is, and isn't speaking to you, you've done something that clearly is not so easily brushed aside." But what was it that Kody could reveal about himself that would have such an impact on his sister?
Post by KODY ALEXANDRE BELANGER on Apr 20, 2017 21:25:10 GMT -6
i hope you're satisfied.
"It really isn't any of your business what happens between me and your sister. She can fight her own battles, Edmund. I'm sure she wouldn't take kindly to you being here." He was definitely deflecting actually talking about what was going on, but he also knew that he was right. Evanna had always been big on fighting her own battles. She would have told her little brother to stay out of it. Not that Edmund ever listened to anyone but himself.
As tempting as it was to just slam the door shut again, Kody knew that if he did that he'd never actually get rid of Edmund. He'd have to actually put in the effort to make the younger blonde go away again. "We're both adults and we can handle this without the interference of children."
"Just because she can fight her own battles doesn't mean that she should be left to. That's what you do when you care about someone, isn't it? Pick battles with the peoppe that hurt them." And Evanna could fight her battles, but she was currently an upset mess in their spare room, and consoling people wasn't exactly something that he could do, picking fights on the other hand...
His lip curled into a sneer. "Yes, you clearly are. That's why you're deflecting, or hiding in your house like a child instead of owning up to what you did and going to fix it. Call me a child all you'd like, Kody, that doesn't quite change anything."
Post by KODY ALEXANDRE BELANGER on May 12, 2017 20:40:49 GMT -6
i hope you're satisfied
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As annoying as Edmund was, there were times when Kody was glad that Evanna had him for a brother. Sometimes. Not very often. Mostly he just wanted Edmund to go away. It had been much nicer when he was smaller and somewhat idolized Kody. Much less annoying. Plus he had to admit that he'd do the same if it were one of his sisters that had been wronged. In fact, he'd do much worse than pick a verbal fight with them, but that's just how Kody handled things. He'd always been terribly violent. "I still don't think she'd appreciate you being here."
His eyes narrowed at the younger blonde. "You think I'm hiding? If I was hiding, I wouldn't pass by her desk every day on the way to my office. If I was hiding, you wouldn't be able to find me. But I'm also not going to apologize for something that was my right to keep to myself."
"Oh, and do you care what she'd appreciate now?" he questioned, raising an eyebrow at the older man. He'd looked up to Kody a lot as a child, but that time had long since passed. Perhaps rightfully so. "Because that doesn't really line up with the state that she was in when she turned up at my house." Which dealing with had been a little bit bewildering. He wasn't great at dealing with people when they were crying.
"You can hide without disappearing," he pointed out. He looked at Kody, and gave a slight shake of his head. "You're an idiot," he said bluntly. "You're going to hold onto your stubbornness, your pride, and lose her?" As much as he disagreed with Evanna, as much as he thought that she could be soft, or misguided, she was still one of the best people that he knew. "Then maybe this is a good thing. Because you clearly don't deserve her."
Post by KODY ALEXANDRE BELANGER on Jul 17, 2017 0:46:32 GMT -6
Pride was a nasty thing and Kody sure had a lot of it. It was probably one of his strongest traits, followed swiftly by arrogance. There were good nice things to be said about him by anyone other than those closest to him, and sometimes even that was a stretch. But for Edmund to imply that Kody didn't care about Evanna was a sharp blow. "One argument doesn't mean that I suddenly don't care about her," he returned harshly.
"And what room do you think you have to talk about any of this?" he carried on, tone still sharp and biting. "You hardly make respectable choices enough to lecture others."Perhaps it was a bit of a low jab on Kody's part, considering the crap Edmund likely got from his parents all the time. But Kody was angry and when he was angry things got a bit ugly.
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"But it's bigger than one argument." He did have no idea what the argument had been about. But he knew his sister. And considering all the shit that she had dealt with from him, it had to be something more than one disagreement that would cause her to walk away. "And I think you care about yourself more than you care about her."
Edmund's eyes narrowed. Maybe it was better that Kody didn't try fix things, because his sister deserved better than this asshole. He got enough of this from his parents, he certainly did not need it from Kody. "Respectable choices by whose criteria?" he questioned, his tone cold. "People that are so deluded by their self importance they'll hurt the people they love to achieve that?" He was speaking about his parents, condemning him for actually being happy and in love, because it didn't suit their agenda. And he was speaking about Kody, holding onto his pride for... whatever it was that he had done, that had reduced his sister to sobbing. "My decision made me happier, it made the person I love happier. If it's at the cost of my stature, so be it. My family can hate me all they like, but I made the right choice. I can't say that same for you."
Post by KODY ALEXANDRE BELANGER on Nov 10, 2017 13:26:57 GMT -6
Kody bristled. Maybe he and Edmund had gotten along at one point, but it was very clear that was no longer the case. "You had better watch your tongue on things you have no idea about," he said coldly. To accuse him of... Evanna had always been the most important person in his life, even when he'd been engaged to Camille.
He had had enough of Edmund for now though. He just wanted to be alone. To not have to deal with people or emotions now that the emotions were running so high. He wanted to fall back into old habits, ones he'd sworn to leave behind him once he'd kissed Evanna for the first time. "Respectable by the standard of society," he replied sharply. "Because last I checked attitudes like yours were frowned upon rather heavily." It was kind of pot meet kettle though. Except Kody thought he was much better at hiding it than Edmund. Edmund was too wild. "I said nothing of your choice in partner. While I disapprove, it's not my place to care about that one. It doesn't affect me any."
"Or you'll what?" Edmund questioned, raising an eyebrow. "Prove my point further by making me? I'm sure that won't be a further nail in the coffin to you looking out for yourself more than for her." Part of him could do with a fight, but he also acknowledged the fact that taking on the head auror was not going to end well for him. He might be good with his wand, but he wasn't that foolish.
By the standards of society. Standards that Edmund had grown up with, that had been ingrained with him. Standards that he still stood by, a little bit. He still held onto the purism that had been taught to him by his family. "A society that wants to keep control of me despite the fact that I am an adult. My family would rather I be miserable than do something that could effect how people see me. Excuse me if I don't hold that in high regard." He looked at him. "If you're not talking about my partner, what are you talking about Kody? What other choices have I made that you're going to pick at?"
Post by KODY ALEXANDRE BELANGER on Feb 7, 2018 18:25:04 GMT -6
Kody's lips turned up into a sharp, dangerous smile. "I've known you since you were born, Edmund. I know things that could ruin you without a trace of it leading back to me." It was a mostly empty threat, because he had no real quarrel with the younger blonde. But Kody's reputation would fill in the gaps for him.
"Where should I even begin?" he questioned, regarding him coolly. "Perhaps with your propensity to pick fights with strangers or even with people you know. Or perhaps your inability to hold your tongue in situations where it's best for you to remain quiet" Both were valid for his argument, and he knew already that Edmund could not deny either. It would be a pointless gesture to even try.