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Nov. 1st, 2011 06:53 pm
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Crystal Beach: New Hampshire Ave


There weren't that many people in the diner.  Six am saw a few stragglers getting their coffee and  and breakfast to go on the way to work and a few dedicated surfers, meeting up with friends  who were also trying to get in the last few weekends before it got to be too much of a pain to catch a wave - until it got warmer that is.

Sitting down at the counter, he ordered a quick coffee and waited for Alex.

 

Date: 2011-11-02 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
It's definitely early, but Alex is wide awake as he pushes through the door, looking for Michael. It only takes a moment to spot him, and Alex makes his way over, a bright smile on his lips. "Heya. Looks like a great day so far."

Date: 2011-11-02 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
Michael stands up and reaches out to shake Alex's hand and offers him a seat. "Yeah it is. You wanna catch a cup of coffee or head to my sisters to get changed first?"
Edited Date: 2011-11-02 07:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-11-05 06:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
Alex grins and nods his thanks as he sits. "I think coffee is definitely my number one priority right now. Don't remember the last time that I woke up this early. But the early call time is totally gonna be worth it, I'm positive."

Date: 2011-11-05 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
A waitress comes over and pours Alex a cup and then steps away to tend to other customers. "It will be. Now, I can't remember, if you said you had some or none experience? Because if you have none, I'm thinking of taking along a boogie board for body surfing too just in case. That cool?" Michael asked, looking across to Alex, completely comfortable in his normal every day surroundings.

Date: 2011-11-06 05:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
Alex laughs and shakes his head as he takes that first glorious sip of hot coffee. "Nope, sorry to say you're teaching a complete beginner. At least I'm eager to learn - that's gotta be a good thing being a first time student, right?"

Date: 2011-11-07 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"All right then, boogie board comes too. It's not too big and I can carry it tied up with my board if you can carry the second surfboard. And yeah man, it would be pretty sad if I had to drag you unwilling." He teases.

Date: 2011-11-08 05:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
"No way am I unwilling! I wanna learn, you're offering to teach - not to mention, I was hoping you'd call anyway ... yeah. It's gonna be fun."

Date: 2011-11-09 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"I'm glad I called too." After awhile, after Alex looked to have had enough coffee, he reached out and ruffled his hair. "Well, let's get going then." Michael smiled and stood, extending his hand to help him up. His sister's place was just around the corner and if they hurried, they'd still have enough time to have much of the beach to themselves.


(ooc: we are going to have to wash over miniscule details. He's surfed every day of his life that he could. Me? Not so much - ok not ever.)

Date: 2011-11-09 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
Alex just grins as he holds his coffee cup in both hands, warming them up. The slight ruffle of his already disheveled hair, though, did cause his cheeks to flush a slight pink. It wasn't a bad thing, by any stretch of the imagination. He accepts the offered hand and lets Michael pull him up, a bit lazily, nodding. "Oh yeah, I'm totally a morning person, as you can tell. But we should catch those waves while the catching is good."

[ooc: I don't do oceans, so any handwaving you might want to do is fine by me! Bad Californian is bad.]

Date: 2011-11-13 11:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
Maggie wasn't home, which mad it all easier. No nosy pestering, bless her heart. But time was a wasting. Within a half hour or less, they were both in their gear with the extra suit fitting Alex just barely.

"Here you go. Not too heavy?" He asked as he hefted the smaller board and his regular surfboard up at the same time. As he waited, Michael gave his best smile before shifting to make sure his back pack was on solidly.
Edited Date: 2011-11-13 11:46 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-11-14 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
Alex grins and nods, more than excited for this new adventure to begin. Already, he's having fun, and the real fun hadn't even started yet. "Yeah, it's fine. I'm kinda stoked to get in the water. Although you have to promise that you can't laugh too much if I really, really suck at this."

Date: 2011-11-15 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"Well, all right then. And I promise no laughing except in good fun. Hey, even I wipe out sometimes." Michael nodded toward the direction of the shore as they reached their destination. "Looks like we're in luck. Very few people means less figuring out how to share the waves." Michael gave Alex a once over that was assessing the suit to make sure it was on right (and possibly because he thought his date had a great set of legs).

Date: 2011-11-15 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
"Well, that's alright, I can deal with 'laughing with me, not at me', so no big deal there. Also, excellent news that we're almost by ourselves. Less people to totally humiliate myself in front of." Alex laughs quietly, shaking his head, and also, trying to do a bit of ogling himself. What? Michael's totally cute.

Date: 2011-11-16 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"And don't worry. I'm no official lifeguard, but I do know most skills needed for it, so even if you do wipe out? I got your back." Michael sets the bigger board down and heads to the shoreline with the smaller. It was better if he showed Alex a few times. After he did, he explained a few basics.

"Ready?"

Date: 2011-11-16 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
Alex laughs and nods, taking a deep breath as he looks out across the water. "Much appreciated. I'll do my best to watch after you, too, even though I'm sure you won't need it. Also, just so you know? I'm totally CPR certified. So there's that."

And Alex listens intently. Really, he just doesn't want to look like a dumbass. He kinda wants to see Michael again after this.

"Ready as I'll ever be, I think."

Date: 2011-11-17 12:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com


"All right then. I guess could form our own 'Baywatch' East Coast style, yeah?" He snort laughs. Yes. Snort laughs.

"Ok, I need to see you try it a few times first, before I'm comfortable getting on my the bigger board. Sound fair?"

Date: 2011-11-17 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
"Oh, without a doubt. Just ... no red Speedos. Not going that far."

Alex laughs, and then laughs harder at Michael's snort laugh (what? It's cute!) and sighs, shaking his hair out.

"No, yeah - that sounds perfectly reasonable to me. Wanna?"

Date: 2011-11-18 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"Speedos just looks all kinds of wrong to me. Sure on some they look good, but even then it's like, 'dude, leave a little to the imagination yeah?'"

It takes a while because once the s nort starts, it's hard to stop. Getting it under control finally, he adds.

"After you, I still wanna see you try it a few times first." He smiles encouragingly.

Date: 2011-11-18 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
"Seriously! I have to say that I kind of prefer a little mystery to 'bam, here's the whole package', you know?"

Alex thinks the snort-laughing is really cute. He hopes that he gets to hear it more often!

"Oh, geez, really? I can't, like, practice a few more times?"

Date: 2011-11-19 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"Tell me about it. At least not until the third date, right?" He teases.

"Oh, get out there you ..." Michael laughs and gives him a friendly shove. He kept his hands on both bigger boards while he encouraged Alex to give the body board a few solid tries.

Date: 2011-11-19 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
Alex's cheeks flush slightly, and he hopes he can pass it off as the crisp morning air. "That implies that you'd like to see me again."

But he laughs anyway, and takes a deep breath, and dives right in. He's not great at first, but he gets better as time goes on.

Date: 2011-11-21 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"Well yeah. You're fun and willing to humor me with this surfing business." He winks and then watches as Alex takes off. Not bad for a beginner he shouts out and encourages him some more.

Date: 2011-11-23 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
"Well, yeah - you're the one who's offered to teach me, even though I've barely stepped foot in lakes my entire life."

Alex just laughs, and rolls with the punches, and falls a few times, but has a total blast while doing so.

Date: 2011-11-24 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"You're doing fine. Keep going!" He shouts back as Alex goes again.

"You ready for the bigger board?" Michael thinks he is, but lets Alex make that call.

Date: 2011-11-26 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
Alex laughs happily, coming back to the shore, wiping his wet hair out of his face with a sigh.

"I think I might like to try the big boy board now, yeah. If you think I'm ready."

Date: 2011-11-26 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"All right. Oh and uh ...you look really cute right now." Michael blushed and hurriedly handed him the second of the two boards and went into great detail on how to handle it, how to check for the right wave. He then went first, showing him a few times before pointing out how to do the same thing a few yards down from his own board.

"Now the standing is gonna trip you up for a bit, but don't let that worry you."

Date: 2011-11-27 09:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
Alex just blushes, speechless for a long moment, and then shakes his head, attempting to listen to everything that Michael is telling him about the board and how to use it. He watches and he thinks he gets it, but he's still nervous. He smiles again, before heading out to the water. "Here goes nothing. And - uh ... I think you're cute, too." Oh, look, now he's hurrying in so Michael can't see just how red his face is.

Date: 2011-11-27 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
Michael smiles. He's having a good time. Actually, a great time. Michael waits for a spot to get a good enough wave and pads out several spaces away if not farther and lets her rip. Smooth sailing over so so waters and it was awesome.

About an hour of them both taking turns on the waves, he asks. "Ready for some grub?"

Date: 2011-12-07 07:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
Alex has never had so much fun in his life. He finds himself hoping that this becomes a regular thing, and that he gets to see Michael more often.

"Oh, my God, yes. I'm starving.!"

Date: 2011-12-08 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
Michael beams. His date's enthusiasm is infectious. "I'm sure Maggie's got tons of food we can fix up for a feast. She won't mind. My place is in transition at the moment. She's helping me get a new apartment.".

Date: 2011-12-08 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
"Oh, yeah? Is it better or worse than your old apartment?" He laughs, shaking his hair out. "My apartment is in an old building, but I really love it. I lucked out when I got it, that's for sure. You sure your sister won't mind the extra mouth to feed?"

Date: 2011-12-08 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"Well, old buildings have great character and all." He nods.

"I'm pretty sure it's gonna be better if Maggie has anything to do with it. and nah, she won't mind. In fact, she probably won't be home until mid afternoon. We're set as long as we fix her up something too for when she gets back."

Date: 2011-12-10 07:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
"You should come see it sometime - I mean, the whole neighborhood is full of the most amazing architecture."

Alex laughs, his teeth chattering slightly. "Believe me, I'm gonna make enough food to feed an army. You two'll be eating leftovers for days."

Date: 2011-12-11 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"Sounds fun." Michael calls over his shoulder as he pulls the short board and one of the long boards to hold, nodding to Alex to hold up the other long board.

"Good, because I can eat like a horse even on a slow day." He teases as they trudge towards Maggie's place. "Let's put them in her garage. She never parks in there.

Date: 2011-12-12 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
Alex brings the board with a smile. This has been the most fun he's had in a good long while, and he's happy for the opportunity to hang out longer, to eat, spend more time together. He's loathing the thought of when he'll have to leave to go home.

"Please, I bet I could out eat you any day of the week."

Date: 2011-12-14 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"That's a bet I'm willing to take oh budding Iron Chef. You're on." Michael laughs as they finally make it to Maggie's. Once the boards were settled, he guides them to the fully stocked kitchen.

Date: 2011-12-14 06:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
Alex rubs his hands together, gleefully surveying all the food. "So, what is it that we want to eat today?"

Date: 2011-12-16 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"Mmm, protein and carbs and ...lots of different veggies. Gotta start eating healthy again." Michael grins and tosses him an avocado.

Date: 2011-12-19 06:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
"Again? Looks like you never stopped. I, unfortunately, mostly eat a lot of fast food. I should really start cooking for myself again."

Date: 2011-12-23 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"Left to my own devices, I do too, but now that I'm in a new place, I don't want to depend on my mother's cooking all the time. I mean, I know the basics, I know what I'm supposed to do, but sometimes fast food is easier and thanks man. You look pretty good for a junk food junkie yourself." Michael teases and playfully punches lightly on the arm.

"Ok, we've probably got everything we need, you just need to nudge me in the right direction."

Date: 2011-12-23 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
"Thank you for noticing." Alex laughs, pretending to duck away from the punch. "I indulge every once in a while - I mean, you have to, right? But for the most part, I try to stay pretty healthy. So ... pasta? Chicken, maybe? I can bake a mean chicken."

Date: 2011-12-25 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hardhitter-nj.livejournal.com
"Hey, when it's true, it's true ya know."

"And there's plenty of of good cheeses. I know I can make a good sauce for the pasta and chicken". Michael nods, reaching into the fridge for several different types of cheese.

Date: 2011-12-26 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alonewillsing.livejournal.com
"Oh, my God, perfect. You know, Michael, I honestly can't remember the last time I had so much fun. So - you know, thanks for inviting me out today. It's been a blast."

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