SL #54: Let's call it the War

We kept staring at each other intimately without neither of us taking any step further. I don't know, it .. most likely we just needed the right moment.

"You know, I'm cold," Jason rubbed his arms and peeked at me. "Aren't you cold?" He pointed at my thin hoody.
I pouted. "Should I be?"
He laughed. "I guess not then. But I'd rather we went inside,"

To stay and admire fantastic lake alone at night or follow love of your life inside? Yeah, sure, everyone'd choose the first one.
He stretched out his hand and, once again, I glared at it with surprise.
Apollo Bay really has changed him. "Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there." Nonetheless, I knew it could be because Zack wasn't there. When Zack was missing, he was always different. Always more .. human.

"Thanks," I said sincerely and smiled with a hope he'd see that in the dark.
In response, I saw his bright teeth flashing, so it was likely he saw.
As we were gone, everyone had fallen asleep. Seriously, that is weird. I was thinking they were gonna party till the dawn or something. It was only two AM and the surroundings were already silent.

"Come, I wanna show you something," Jason murmured.
My eyes flitted quickly at my hand that was now in Jason's tight grip.
What the..?
He ignored my irresolution - that's if he even noticed - and guided me behind himself to Alasia's brother room. Strangely, no one was sleeping there.

Jason sat on the sofa and patted the seat next to him.
I raised my brow with surprise, but he was busy with the IPad, which he'd taken from the table.
I pulled on leg under me and wondered, what he searched in the tablet.
"You serious?" I asked, half-disappointed, pushing down the wish to roll my eyes.

There was "League of Legends", shortly LOL, on the screen - the game our boys had been always playing and discussing lately. For real, by then I'd heard about it from everywhere.
"Look, it's awesome,"
Something human-like in the armor and with the sword slayed some monsters and moved further. Jason moved the IPad and the creature - the chances are, it was most probably a human  - changed its direction.
I tilted my head to show my "interest".

Actually, I liked computer games. For really, I did. I remember time when I was smaller, I had a bunch of different was games, which I always played. Seriously - they're so awesome! My personal favourite was "Warcraft II". I was some kind of a tomboyI loved climbing on the trees and play boys games: guns, bows, police, etc. C'mon, just just Barbies are not enough, admit it!

But why I didn't show any enthusiasm at the moment was probably 'cause I hadn't faced the game before and couldn't figure out what to do. Look, guys have that kind of thing that when they're way into the game, it's really hard to get them back in the real world. Besides, if they're really busy in there, they are not eager to bother themselves with an explanation, so you gotta figure it out all by yourself. And how could I do that if IPad was in Jason's hands?

Speaking of the devil. I was lost in my thoughts, however, I felt young man's eyes on me and after a moment he'd turned off the IPad and put it aside.
"You don't like it?"
I pouted my lips with a smile.
"C'mon, it's so cool!"
I gave him oh-really look. "Guys,"

"Girls," he mimicked me.
"Nah, I actually totally like computer games, really,"
"I see," he said and looked at me thoughtfully.
And then I told him. Told about how long time ago, once upon a time, I was such a big computer games fan.

"Warcraft II? Really?" He smirked. "But it's like, ancient,"
"Year 1996," I showed him my knowledge.
He smirked at that. "You wanna see the third part?"
I smiled as wide as I could and nodded enthusiastically. "With big pleasure,"
Jason opened IPad again and that time I saw familiar, yet renewed pictures on the screen.
"Here' much cooler stuff," The guy explained. "Some races have been added, for instance,"

I looked at him with awe. Like I said: guys don't bother to explain if they're in the game and they have "mega important battle" to fight. But if you ask politely and show that you don't understand anything at all, they're eager to help you.
A night with Warcraft. Should be fun.


From distance I heard fizzing sound and furrowed my brows.
What fairy party is in my bedroom?
Surface beneath me moved and I opened my eyes suddenly.
Wait, what?

My first reaction was to jump off the sofa. That's what I did, but then the whole picture kicked in.
Alasia and Cassie giggling. Confused me amid the room. And sleepy Jason, who continued to sleep calmly.
May I repeat myself? Wait, what?!

Cassie put her hand in front of her mouth and coughed. "I'm pretty sure you had pleasant night, sunshine,"
I turned around slowly, just like in the movies, to face her. Sunshine? Ah? What?
Someone flicked their fingers in front of my face and I focused my gaze back there. That was Alasia.
"Sweetie? You okay?" the girl asked and watched my face.

The mind slowly drifted back and I understood what, who, where and with whom.
"You aren't gonna tell me I just .. spent a night in his embrace, are you? Or more like on him?" I pointed my finger fearfully at the sniffing guy, who'd turned his back at us.
Girls faced changed from troubled to secretive.

"We were hoping you would tell us,"
"Oh," The word slipped over my lips and I wasn't sure whether I should be happy or scared.
Alasia motioned for us to follow her. That was a good idea, considering I had no idea how fast asleep Jason was.

"So," Cassie began, when we were in harmless distance. "How did that happen and why don't we yet know anything?" She peeked at Alasia and they winked at me.
"Because it .. we .. I dunno," I laughed nervously "We were just playing Warcraft last night and then .. next moment you giggle in our room and all,"
"Ah, you're boring, Caro. We want details,"

"Well, listen. There are that kind of glowworms, whose colors you can change. And the trees move around and can punch the enemies. Moreover, the warriors are all female and really sexy. The undead are pretty cool, too. Thought, well, some are really nasty, as they're made of different body parts. Not very nice. Humans and orcs have changed too. They have.."

"Caroline," Alasia gave me a serious look. "You make no sense. What the hell are you talking about?"
"You wanted details and I'm telling you details,"
"Details .. oh. You're such an addlehead in the morning,"
"Yep, I need coffee," I stated, rejoicing secretly that I don't have to explain the situation at least right now.

"Let's make some then," Alasia said in all hostess voice and I could hear her bustling in the kitchen.
Before Cassie could make any comments, I jumped back in the little corridor and flitted upstairs.
And immediately bumped into Jason.

"Mornin'," I muttered, half-shocked. I hadn't thought I could see him right then and there.
"Morning," he answered still sleepily and tousled his hair. Having finished that, he shook his head to fix his "hairstyle". Looked wildly sexy.

"You disappeared," He continued without waiting for my next comment, which had no intention to form.
"Eh .. you don't wanna know," I smiled sheepishly.
He studied my face. "I wouldn't ask if I didn't,"
"Let's say you want coffee first,"

"Yay," I grimaced a smile at him and asked to follow me.


SL #54: Kutsume seda sõjaks

Me lihtsalt vaatasime üksteisele intensiivselt otsa, kuid keegi ei teinud mingit sammu edasi. Ma ei tea, see .. tõenäoliselt pidi lihtsalt tulema õige moment.

"Tead, mul hakkab külm," Jason hõõrus oma käsivarsi ja vaatas mind. "Sul külm pole?" Ta osutas mu kergele pusale.
Ajasin huuled torru. "Peaks olema?"
Ta naeris. "Ju siis vist mitte. Aga ma eelistaks sisse minna,"

Jääda imetlema fantastilist järve ööüksinduses või järgneda oma eluarmastuse kutsele minna sisse? Jajah, kindlasti kõik valiks esimese.
Ta sirutas mulle käe ja taaskord ma põrnitsesin seda imestusega.
Apollo Bay on teda tõepoolest muutnud. "Maal võib kes tahes hea olla. Seal pole mingeid kiusatusi." Ent ma teadsin, et asi võis ka olla selles, et siin polnud Zacki. Ja kui polnud Zacki, oli ta alati teine. Alati rohkem .. inimene.

"Aitäh," sõnasin ma siiralt ja naeratasin lootusega, et seda on pimeduses ka näha.
Nägin vastuseks ta säravaid hambaid sähvamas, nii et tõenäoliselt ta nägi.
Kuni me ära olime, oli rahvas magama vajunud. Ausalt, vot see oli imelik. Ma arvasin ikka, et pidu kestab hommikuni või midagi. Kell oli alles kaks ja juba oli kogu ümbruskond vaikne.

"Tule, ma tahan sulle midagi näitama," sosistas Jason.
Mu silmad vilksatasid kiiresti enda käele, mis Jasoni pihus nüüd oli.
Ta ignoreeris mu hämmeldust - kui ta üldse seda tähele pani - ning juhtis mind enda järel Alasia venna tuppa. Imelikul kombel ei maganud seal keegi.

Jason istus diivanile ja patsutas kohta enda kõrval.
Kergitasin hämmeldunult kulmu, kuid ta tegeles parajasti laualt võetud IPadiga.
Tõmbasin ühe jala enda alla ning uudistasin, mida ta tabletist otsib.
"Tegelt või?" küsisin siis poolpettunult, surudes alla soovi silmi pööritada.

Ekraanil ilutses kiri "League of Legends", lühidalt LOL - mäng, mida meie poisid viimasel kogu aeg mängisid ja arutasid. Ma olin sellest juba reaalselt igalt poolt kuulnud.
"Näe, see on üliäge,"
Midagi inimesesarnast turvises ja mõõgaga lõi maha paar koletist ning liikus edasi. Jason liigutas IPadi ning elukas - tegelikult see vist tõenäoliselt oli inimene - muutis suunda.
Kallutasin "huvi" väljanäitamiseks pead.

Tegelikult mulle meeldisid arvutimängud. Ausalt ka meeldisid. Mäletan, et kui ma pisem olin, oli mul terve hulk igasugu sõjamänge, mida ma kogu aeg mängisin. Ausalt ka - need on ju nii ägedad! Minu isiklik lemmik oli "Warcraft II". Ma olin selline omamoodi tomboy. Mulle meeldis ronida puudel ja mängida poistemänge: püstolid, vibud, politsei jne. C'mon, ainult barbie'dest jääb väheks ju, tunnistage üles!

Kuid miks ma praegu erilist entusiasmi välja ei näidanud, oli tõenäoliselt selles, et ma polnud mänguga kokku puutunud ega osanud kuidagi kaasa mõelda. Vaadake, kuttidel on see asi, et kui nad oma mängudesse süüvivad, siis on neid sealt raske välja saada. Pealegi, kui neil on käed seal tööd täis, ei viitsi nad sulle kunagi mängu sisu seletada, nii et sa pead ise uurima. Ja kust ma oleks pidanud uurima, kui IPad Jasoni käes oli?

Rääkides hundist. Olin mõttesse vajunud, kui sellegi poolest tundsin endal noormehe pilku endal ning hetke pärast oli ta IPadi välja lülitanud ja enda kõrvale pannud.
"Ei meeldi?"
Prunditasin naeratades huuli.
"C'mon, see on nii äge ju!"
Vaatasin talle oo-kas-tõesti-pilguga otsa ja pomisesin: "Poisid,"

"Tüdrukud," tegi ta mind järele.
"Ei, tegelikult mulle täiega meeldivad arvutimängud, ausalt ka,"
"Ma näen jah," ütles ta ning vaatas mind mõtlikult.
Ja siis ma rääkisin talle. Rääkisin talle sellest, kuidas ma kunagi ammu ise selline segane arvutimängude fänn olin.

"Warcraft II? Tõesti?" Ta muigas. "See on ju iidvana,"
"Aasta 1996," näitasin talle oma teadmisi.
Ta muigas selle peale. "Tahad, ma näitan sulle III osa?"
Naeratasin nii laialt, kui suutsin, ja noogutasin entusiastlikult. "Suurima hea meelega,"
Jason avas uuesti IPadi ning juba nägin ekraani ilustamas tuttavaid, kuid samas uuenenuid pilte.
"Siin on palju ägedamad värgid," seletas kutt. "Näiteks rasse on lisandunud,"

Vaatasin teda lummatult. Nagu ma ütlesingi: kutid ei viitsi seletada, kui nad juba mängus sees on ning neil "megalt oluline võistlus" käsil. Aga kui sa neid viisakalt palud ja näitad, et sa kohe üldse midagi aru ei saa, on nad aldid sind aitama.
Öö Warcraftiga. Tõotab põnev olema.


Kuulsin kuskilt kaugusest kihisemist ja kortsutasin kulme.
Mis haldjatants mu magamistoas toimub?
Pind mu all liikus ja ma avasin äkitselt silmad.
Oota, mida?

Mu esimene reaktsioon oli diivanilt püsti karata. Seda ma tegin, kuid seejärel tabas mind kõik korraga.
Naeru kihistavad Alasia ja Cassie. Segaduses mina keset tuba. Ja unine Jason, kes endiselt rahulikult diivanil lesis.
Tohin ma end korrata? Oota, mida?!

Cassie pani käe suu ette ja köhatas. "Ma olen üpriski kindel, et sul oli mõnus öö, päikesekiir,"
Pöörasin end aeglaselt nagu filmis tema poole. Päikesekiir? Ah? Mida?
Keegi mu ees nipsutas sõrmi ja ma fokuseerisin pilgu taas enda ette. See oli Alasia.
"Kullake? Oled korras?" küsis tüdruk ja jälgis mu nägu.

Mõistus hakkas vaikselt pähe tulema ja ma taipasin, mis, kes, kus ja kellega.
"Ega te ei taha mulle öelda, et ma just .. veetsin öö tema kaisus Või pigem tema peal?" Osutasin kartlikult sõrmega nohisevale poisile, kes oli meile selja pööranud.
Tüdrukute näod muutusid taaskord murelikust salapäraseks.

"Me lootsime, et sina ütled meile,"
"Oh," libises üle mu huulte ja ma polnud kindel, kas ma peaks olema rõõmus või ehmunud.
Alasia viibutas kätt, et me talle järgneks. See oli hea idee, arvestades, et mul polnud aimugi, kui hea unega Jason oli.

"Niisiis," alustas Cassie, kui me ohutus kauguses olime. "Kuidas see siis nüüd juhtus ja miks me veel midagi ei tea?" Ta vaatas hetke Alasiale otsa ning nad pilgutasid mulle silma.
"Sest see .. me .. mina ei tea," Ma naersin närviliselt. "Me lihtsalt mängisime eile Warcrafti ja siis .. järgmisel hetkel olite teie seal toas itsitamas ja puha,"
"Äh, sa oled igav, Caro. Me tahame detaile,"

"No vaata. Seal on sellised üliägedad jaaniussikesed, keda sa saad erinevateks värvideks teha. Ning need puud liiguvad seal ja saavad ka vaenlasi peksta. Muidu need sõdalased on kõik naised ja väga seksikad. Surnud on ka suhteliselt ägedad. Kuigi noh, mõned on väga rõvedad, kuna on tehtud eri kehaosadest. Mitte just väga meeldiv. Inimesed ja orkid on ka muutunud. Neil on..."

"Caroline," Alasia vaatas mulle tõsiselt otsa. "Su jutt ei ole normaalne. Mida sa ajad?"
"No te tahtsite detaile ja ma räägin teile ju,"
"Detaile .. oh. Sa oled peast päris pudru hommikul,"
"Jah, ma vajan kohvi," nentisin, rõõmustades salaja, et ma ei pea sellest segasest olukorrast vähemalt kohe praegu edasi rääkima.

"Siis keedame kohvi," sõnas Alasia perenaiselikult ning läks kööki askeldama.
Enne kui Cassie mulle midagi öelda jõudis, põikasin ma tagasi pisikesse koridori ja lipsasin trepist üles.
Ja otsekohe põrkasin Jasoniga kokku.

"Hommik," pomisesin poolsosinal, poolenisti šokiseisundis. Ma polnud arvanud, et näen teda nüüd ja kohe.
"Hommikust," vastas ta endiselt uniselt ja sasis oma juukseid. Tegevuse lõpetanud, raputas ta "soengu" kinnitamiseks oma pead. Nägi välja metsikult seksikas.

"Sa kadusid ära," jätkas ta, ootamata mu järgmist kommentaari, millel polnud plaaniski tulla.
"Eh .. sa ei taha teada," naeratasin ma aralt.
Ta uuris mu nägu. "Ma ei küsiks muidu,"
"Teeme nii, et sa tahad kohvi kõigepealt,"

"Jei," grimassitasin talle laia naeratuse ning palusin endale järgneda.