Reid took one of the chocolates and gave a polite nod of gratitude as he unwrapped it and popped into his mouth. It was delicious, better than the candies he'd been able to find here which were usaully M&M's or something from the vending machines that he got out my smashing his shoulde rinto the machine when no one was looking.
"'An' ya" he siad his mouth full of chocolate so the 'thank you' came out muffled.
Olivia paused and opening the door peered out, no one was in the hall, she listened fora few moments, no one was coming. She signaled fro Nathaneal to follow her as she stepped out and started walking towards the place that exited to the courtyard. She felt more and more axious as she left her safe or at least maginally safe room. She started to fiddled with her necklace again as she got closer to the exit to the courtyard.
Brooke giggled at Reid's funny 'thank you.' "No problem," she murmured, biting into her own piece of chocolate and glancing at the door leading to the courtyard. She sighed; did she have to go outside? But she forced a smile. "Well? Shall we go, then?"
Thank goodness no one could see; Nathanael sighed in relief and headed out beside Olivia. Why did she look so nervous now? They probably weren't going to get in trouble or anything, right? "You alright?" he asked her quietly, concern obvious in his expression.
Olivia looked up,
"Yeah...um..yeah." OLivia said, cursing hersel inwardly for her rather unintelligent answer. She stepped outside and looked around. She wanted to find somewhere that would be a good to hide form the other teen agers in. This courtyard reminded her way too much of recess at the playground.
Reid nodded and headed for the door, he wiped his face with the back of his hand. He opened the door and steppe dout, Olivia looked freaked out, blue haired boy was standing behind her.
Nathanael wasn't very convinced, but he didn't push her. That would only freak her out. He grinned as he stepped out into the warm sunlight, and he instantly felt jittery with hyper energy. Fresh air! Yes! "Wanna go over there?" he asked, pointing to an area with considerably less people, behind some bushes. "Or... well, what do you want to do?"
Brooke quietly followed Reid out the door, looking around nervously. What was she supposed to do out here? Reid was probably ready to quit 'talking' to her already, right? So she should probably leave him alone. But still, he was the first person she'd talked to since coming here...
Olivia nodded and went to the corner and sat down, crossing her legs. She fiddled with ehr necklace and stared at her shoes. She liked the out of doors, tehf resh air and sun light, but it wasn't easy being around all these people. She was glad Nathaneal had pointed out this less populated area.
Reid looked around at the meiandering patients, he wore disinterested look. He ran his fingers through his hair, wishing he adn't lost his ball cap. He rubbed hsi shoulder, pushing his sleeve up to reveal his tattoo, he looked around again, he ehaded for teh basketball court, looking back to see if Brooke was OK. He didn't actually care, or at least he told himself that, he just wanted to make sure he didn't owe her anything.
Nathanael sat near her, but not too close, so she wouldn't be uncomfortable. But the sun was too nice for just sitting, so he layed down, hands behind his head, and simply soaked up the sun. Sunglasses would've been nice... But he didn't have any, so he simply closed his eyes.
Brooke was still standing near the door, not sure where to go or what to do. Should she try and talk to some other people? Or keep following Reid like some pathetic lost puppy? Sighing, she bit her lip. This was stupid. She should've brought a book or something.
Reid picked up a basketball and satrted to dribble it across the court, he didn't expect anyone to join him, and din't know how he'd like it if someone did join him. Reid jumped and shot at the hoop, missing it by a fraction of a centimeter, he ran after the ball and scooped ot up before it hit blue hair boy in the head. Reid gave blue haired boy a glare, the boy couldn't see him anyway, then he turned and went back to the court.
Soon, even keeping his eyes closed wasn't enough to filter out the sunlight, and Nathanael sat up, looking around. He noticed Reid playing a one-man game of basketball. It looked fun, but he knew Reid was probably not really fond of being around him anymore, after what happened earlier. So he simply watched Reid play in silence, sitting there in the grass.
Olivia looked around and noticed a blond haired girl standing near the door that was into the bui;ding. The girl looked lost and nervous. Kind of how Olivia felt. Olivia hoped she didn't look as lost and axious as she felt or as that girl looked. She looked back down at her hands, she heard a bouncing ball and glancing to the side saw Nathaneal watching something. She looked to her otherside and saw Reid playing basketball alone on the court.
Reid umped and dunked the basketball into the hoop and didn't show any emotion when he dunked it perfectly, he started to dribbled again and prepare to try and shoot a 3 pointer.
Sighing, Brooke finally moved away from the door and sat in the grass, watching Reid play. He was really good, wasn't he? Yet he didn't seem very proud of himself or anything. Did he even know how good he was? She kind of hoped so.
Nathanael frowned as he watched. Why couldn't he play as well as Reid? Reid made it all look so effortless, easy... Was he even really trying? Was he showing off? Nathanael doubted it; he didn't care what anyone thought, right?
Reid got the shot and backed up a foot past the 3 point line and tried to get a hoop from there, he hit the rim and the ball went bouncing off towards Nathaneal again. Reid sighed, now that he wasn't concentrating on shoting a hoop he felt himself being watched and looked around, Brook was watching him and so was Natheanl, Olivia was half watching, but was mostly looking athe grass and picking at it. Reid jogge dtowards Nathaneal to retrieve the ball. He needed to work on that shotm he was out of practice, when eh'd played with Louis he'd always bee able to make that shot, he'd taught Louis how to play, Louis had loved the game. Reid shook his head to clear those thoughts from it as he came closer Nathaneal and where the ball had landed near Nathaneal's knee.
"Ah..." Nathanael forced himself not to frown as Reid started coming toward him. Ugh. He picked up the basketball and twisted it this way and that, studying it for a second before throwing it back to Reid hard. So the guy wasn't totally perfect at basketball. Nathanael couldn't help the faint smirk creeping onto his face. Reid wasn't perfect. Of course, nobody was, but still... Somehow, this felt like a tiny victory for Nathanael.
Reid caught the ball with ease and glared at Nathnaeal, as if daring him to come try to shoot hoops with him. Reid turned and went back to the court, he didn't play again though, after failing that shot he didn't feel like playing, he felt angry, but the only thing that had showed that was the glare he'd given Nathaneal, other than that he was placid. Reid dribbled the ball for a few moments and turning threw at Nathaneal hard, not waiting to see if his 'pass' was successfull he turned walked off the court.
Nathanael caught the ball and held it tightly, his knuckles turning white at he glared back at Reid. Idiot. What was that moron's problem, anyway? He hadn't done anything wrong... Nathanael stood up, the frustration making sitting too hard. He glared at the ball in his hands before throwing it behind him. That idiot! Eventually his anger got the best of him and his fist connected with one of the metal bars holding up the fence as he cursed.
Olivia got up when she saw the way that Nathaneal was gripping the ball, when he punched the fence and cursed she turned and started to half walk quickly half running away. Whenever soemone was angry she got hurt it seemed, she mean to get out of the way before anything happened. Reid's glaring had already gotten her panicky. She kept her head down, one hand wandered to her left braid tugging on it, she passed the other girl who'd been watching Reid. Reid was over leaning against the wall of the building, arms crossed on hsi chest.
Olivia was trying to find the best, least crowded place away from both Reid and Nathaneal, that made it less likely she'd get hurt. There was no drinks here that would take the pain of a beating away, so she just wanted to avoid any possibility of getting one.
Nathanael grimaced as he held his hand; maybe punching metal wasn't the best idea ever. The pain just made his frustration worse, but when he saw Olivia leaving, a wave of guilt washed over him. The only person who seemed to be able to put up with him, and he'd scared her away.
Brooke watched the scene with a confused expression. What on earth..? She stood up and cautiously approached Reid, being sure to keep a short distance from him, in case he got mad. "R-Reid..? Are you alright..?"
Olivia found a corner of the property surround by bushes and, duckng behind the bushes, sat down. She crossed her legs and rested her elbows on her knees, her up, her head resting in her hands. She wasn't sure if she trusted Nathaneal anymore, she'd just been starting too and that angry out burst had ruined everything.
"Course I ain't angry." Reid said, he face was now placid and calm again, his voice almost monotone it was so emotionless. He shrugged, Nathaneal looked angry and frustrated, Olivia had run off to hide somewhere. Reid felt anger and saddness boiling inside of him, he should've played basketball, he looked flipped his hand palm facing him and curled his fingers in, studying his nails, inwardly he swore to never play basketball again.
Nathanael sighed, running his good hand through his hair. Should he try and talk to Olivia again? Or would she just run away? He mentally cursed at himself; he shouldn't have let himself get that angry. Even if Reid was mad at him for no good reason.
Brooke came a little closer to Reid, still keeping a wary eye on him, and stood up against the wall beside him. "I didn't ask if you were angry..." she murmured in a soft voice. "But... It's okay if you are. You know that, right?"
Reid shrugged, and rubbed his arm pushing his sleeve up again, not realising his tattoo showed, he yawned,
"It's stupid anyway, this is stupid, life's stupid, why should I care." he sais it not like a question but likea statement. He shrugged again and looked back down at his nails again.
Brooke frowned and took his arm, not caring if he didn't want her to or not. He had a tattoo? How did she not notice this before? She traced it lightly with her finger, sighing. "I'm sure the reason for you being upset isn't stupid," she said finally. "You don't seem like the type that would get angry just because. You're not an idiot or anything."