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11 December 2009 @ 12:17 pm
 
[Boone walks up to the door of Charlie and Claire's house and knocks. He had felt really bad about being so short with his friend and felt an apology was due. He's carrying a 6 pack of Dharma Beer in hand, a kind of birthday/apology gift.]
 
 
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notdeadbuthere: at full attentionnotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
*Charlie was looking over the ornaments for the tree that was sitting in the spot he and Claire had picked out for it earlier when he heard the knock on the door. He placed the ornaments back in their container and went to answer the door. He's surprised to see you there with the beer*

Boone, hey mate. What can I do for you?
ifoundsomepens: smile with smirkifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
[He lifts the beer up to his face, smiling.]
Happy belated birthday!
Mind if I come in?
notdeadbuthere: happy grinnotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
Hey thanks! Come on in. Happy birthday to you too. Would you like some cake? Claire and I managed to get over the cute and cut it last night.

*laughs and steps aside so you can enter*
ifoundsomepens: Laugh cuterifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
[Boone laughs at the mention of cake, it makes him think of the one that he and Alex burned. Fond memories. He takes a step inside and passes Charlie the beer.]
Sounds like you two had some fun, I'll take a slice.
notdeadbuthere: mischievous charlienotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, she's absolutely amazing. If you had told me when we first crashed here that I'd be engaged to her in five years time, I wouldn't have believed you.

*laughs*

*Goes into the kitchen for a minute and returns with a slice of the cake Claire had made*

She's the best thing that's ever happened to me.
ifoundsomepens: Smileifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
[He takes the cake from Charlie.]
Thanks man.
It's funny how life ended up changing for the better here, isn't it?

I'm glad you two are so happy together.
notdeadbuthere: Nostalgicnotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah. This time five years ago, I was trying to avoid my death just to go to it gladly, thinking I was saving Claire and Aaron...getting them off this island...and now here I am back and more happy than I ever could have been.

And I'm glad that you found happiness with Alex. It's good to see you happy like this. You two are good for each other.
ifoundsomepens: Eye Contactifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks man, I never thought life'd end up this way... you know? I'm glad it did, but sometimes I'm a little amazed.

Speaking of Aaron, what was he like? I died the day he was born so... never really got the chance to get to know him. You know?
notdeadbuthere: happy grinnotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know. I thought the closest I would ever get to Claire would be best friend. But, she really loves me back. And I didn't need to die for that to happen...

*Smiles happily at the thought of Aaron*

Boone, you would have loved him. He was the sweetest baby. He wasn't too fussy and he loved for me to sing to him and he was crazy about Sawyer's voice. Once Claire had become overwhelmed so I took care of him and he wouldn't stop crying for anything. Then Sawyer came along and said something and he completely stopped crying. So I had Sawyer sit and read to him until he fell asleep. That was the first time I saw Sawyer be anything but snarly.

*laughs*

I think Aaron brought out the best in everyone that knew him...
ifoundsomepens: smile with smirkifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
[Boone laughs.]
He sounds like he was a good kid, hopefully I'll get to meet him someday.
notdeadbuthere: relaxing/opennotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
From what Kate told me, he's still rather amazing.

*Smiles sadly*

I hope so, too mate. I never did get it when I heard mean talk about how much they loved their kids...not until Aaron. He's not even mine and I still think of him as my son, you know? I'd do anything to see him again...and to have a child of my own with Claire...but I guess that'll never happen, unless we leave the island.
ifoundsomepens: Lookin' at chuifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
It's cool to here you say things like that, everybody changed so much after I uh, kicked the bucket.
[He looks confused for a second.]
Why would you need to leave the island to have a kid? Alex was raised here, and she ended up perfectly fine.
notdeadbuthere: Thinking about itnotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was kind of a mess before you died.

*laughs*

Wow, looking back, that's like a whole different person. It's a wonder you guys even talked to me at all.

Didn't Alex or Juliet tell you? Women on the island can't have babies. They die. That's the reason why Juliet was brought here. She was supposed to figure out why women can't carry to term and live and fix it. It was the reason Claire was taken. Her and the baby was in danger, so instead of just coming to us like normal people and informing us of what was going on, they kidnapped her instead.

So unless something changes, there will be no little Charlies running around the place.
ifoundsomepens: Dismissiveifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
No, nobody told me anything about that.
[He stays quiet, lost in his own thoughts. His jaw clenches and he can feel anger bubbling in his stomach. Why didn't anybody feel like informing him about this? What else had they neglected to tell him? Come to think of it, why the hell was Ben walking around after what he did to him? So they thought they could just pull a veil over his eyes and everything would be fine, everything would be okay? They seriously thought he was that dumb? He grips the fabric of his jeans tightly, knuckles whitening. Boone felt betrayed, and furious. He trusted these people, relied on them for their help... and this happened.]
notdeadbuthere: cold/withdrawn/scarednotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
*Feels guilty. Maybe he shouldn't have said anything...but you were going to find out eventually...*

*Has no idea what to say*

Bloody hell, I didn't know you didn't know...

*Frowns*

ifoundsomepens: Miffedifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
[He speaks through a clenched jaw, obviously furious with everything.]
No, it's... it's alright man.

[Boone clenches his fist. Not really knowing what to do.]

I guess I got some stuff to talk to Alex about now.
notdeadbuthere: Thinking about itnotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
*Hands you a beer*

It's not an easy topic...especially for people like us, in relationships, you know?
ifoundsomepens: Chagrinedifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
[Boone takes the beer from Charlie.]

No, it's not. But we've been together for a couple of months now... and that's more than enough time to tell me.
notdeadbuthere: at full attentionnotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you have been...but mate...think about what it must be like for her. The ability to bring life into the world...it's a pretty big thing for women. To have that taken away...well....it's pretty devastating...especially for someone as young as Alex...

....

Claire wanted another baby recently....I had to remind her that it couldn't happen...she seemed ok...but I don't know...
ifoundsomepens: Jaw Clenchedifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
It's not just that, it's just that... what else do I not know? I mean, I know a little of what happened... but the big picture is so unclear to me. I'm mad that she was fine letting me walk around in complete ignorance. And I'm furious that nobody's doing anything about Ben.
notdeadbuthere: cold/withdrawn/scarednotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
Look, I'm not saying what she did was right...but maybe she didn't know how to approach the subject with you, mate. It's probably that she was afraid that it'd come between you. I don't claim to know how a woman's mind works. They're a complete mystery...but I don't think she didn't tell you on purpose...she probably just didn't know how to approach it.

As for Ben...trust me, you are not the only one furious. Claire and I both have been wondering why nothing's been done. Then again, they're allowing Ethan to take Jack's place at the infirmary, working around my Claire after all he's done, so nothing happening to Ben is really not a surprise at the moment.

I know I've had my problems with John Locke plenty of times, but if he's going to step up as leader...now is probably the time to do so. What is that saying to people like Ethan and Mikhail and heck, even Bonnie by letting Ben go like this after what he's done? It'll be just like it was when we first crashed here. Except worse, because we're right in their midst right now. They can take us out one by one...
ifoundsomepens: Chagrinedifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
[Boone runs a hand through his hair in frustration.]
Maybe they already have, Jack and Miles are gone. Poof. Out of thin air. Gone.

We need a leader again, I guess. Someone that's going to actually take control, and stay in control.
notdeadbuthere: Thinking about itnotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Someone that will put their foot down and not let their friendships make decisions...

It wouldn't surprise me in the least. It must really piss them off that they're forced to share these barracks with us, now.

Bloody hell...Locke would be the prime candidate. He seems to have a connection with the island. He knows how to get people's attention...and no one would dare go against him. I don't even think the monster has taken him on. If he really is the leader...he needs to be more like Jack was. Stay close to camp and keep the others in check.

....

I don't think Ben would have a choice but to do what Locke says.
ifoundsomepens: Jaw Clenchedifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Locke has completely disappeared. Which is probably why Ben is so out of control, and honestly... I am still don't think I can trust him. After what happened to me.

We have to talk to the other survivors about this. I'm not going to just sit here quietly anymore. We've gotta do something.
notdeadbuthere: at full attentionnotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
*Nods*

We should ask everyone to get together...kind of like a tribal council...figure out what to do about a new leader and about Ben...

It's pretty obvious that we're going to have to force the issue...I have the feeling that's the only way we're going to get anything done...
ifoundsomepens: Serious faceifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Of course it is. Nobody's gonna want to give up the "peace" we've got going on here. But this has got to be done, or I don't think we'll be safe... much less prepared.

But that's a good idea Charlie, get everybody together so we can make a unanimous decision.
notdeadbuthere: at full attentionnotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
How can there be peace when there's someone going around kidnapping and brainwashing people and nothing is done about it? You're right. We won't be safe and if the Others are up to something...we'll be totally off guard.

Heck, I asked Sawyer for a gun and he still hasn't gotten back to me on the subject...not that I really want a gun, but I want to know that Claire is safe and I can't be sure as long as they let kidnappers walk around free and we can't be the only ones that feel like this. I'm pretty sure that Scott and Steve would side with us, as well as Rose and Sun. Maybe even some of the Others will side with us...I can use the fact that Ben ordered Bonnie killed to get her on our side if we have to...

....

When do you want to do this?
ifoundsomepens: Gloomy/introspectiveifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC)
Sometime soon, probably this week. I guess we'll have it at the rec room, though that's not exactly secretive.

I'm sure Sayid can get us something, maybe even Ana... We can discuss it at the meeting.
notdeadbuthere: man in blacknotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
We'll probably have to invite people one on one...Scott and Steve...Ana...Sayid...Des...

I know you don't trust the guy and I barely trust him...but maybe Locke as well? I'm not sure that he even knows the magnitude of what Ben did...he just knows that Alex was upset...

And the rec room...definately not secret enough...maybe we can have it here...it's more private and no one would suspect anything.
ifoundsomepens: figure it outifoundsomepens on December 11th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
I'm not exactly keen on the idea, but if you want to invite John... feel free.

Having it at a house would definitely make it a little more private. I can talk to Scott, Ana and Sayid about this. But... Locke not knowing anything is another reason I'm kinda wary of him. How is he supposed to lead when he's not in the least bit involved? He pops up once every month or so and disappears again.
notdeadbuthere: at full attentionnotdeadbuthere on December 11th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
I can talk to Des and Rose and whoever else I think will listen and isn't a mate of Ben's...

*Feels guilty because he knew that Sawyer meant well, but he was also too close to the situation, which he suspected was the reason why Ben was still walking around*

That's just it...I think Locke assumed that the others, Ben included would just behave theirselves. I don't think he even imagined that Ben would risk whatever standing he had with the group. Maybe if we make him aware, he'll stop disappearing...or at least appoint a deputy something...someone that would have his authority in his absence...

ifoundsomepens: Kifoundsomepens on December 12th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
Well, he obviously assumed wrong.

[Once again he drags his hands through his hair.]

Listen, I should probably get home now. Alex is waiting and... [He trails off, not wanting to go down that path yet.]

I'll stop again tomorrow, so we can flesh this out more. Alright?
notdeadbuthere: curious/sincerenotdeadbuthere on December 12th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Alright...I'll see if I can get a hold of Locke. At least get some kind of action taken...it's not right having Ben free like like this...
ifoundsomepens: Moodyifoundsomepens on December 12th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
No, it's not.
[He gets up, picking his bag from off of the floor.]
See you later Charlie.
notdeadbutherenotdeadbuthere on December 12th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
See you Boone.