A little studio time with [personal profile] shardofwinter

Oct. 2nd, 2016 10:48 pm
barre_none: (resting in studio mirror)
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If Grace is anything, she's certainly a creature of habit, and so she's already been in the studio a couple of hours. It's an odd feeling, warming up alone; usually she's with a few of her colleagues or her partner, catching up with them while they stretch themselves into pretzels and wake themselves up.

But then again, since she's arrived here, when have her days been 'usual'?

She's dressed in her studio gear - tights and shorts over a black leotard, with grey leg warmers that have seen better days indeed - and is currently sat on the floor in what looks like a horrendously uncomfortable position. Somehow though, she looks quite content, amusing herself with her phone while she waits for Reynard to arrive. She has no idea how this will go, or whether they'll get much done, but she has no doubt it'll be a laugh whatever happens.

Date: 2016-10-07 03:44 pm (UTC)
shardofwinter: (Large Grin)
From: [personal profile] shardofwinter
It's both rewarding and amusing to see her play along to his little game. He watches her acting with a large, crooked grin. But she's quick off the mark to set them back to practicing. So he nods and saunters over to his starting position, only taking his hands from his hips once he's prompted to move.

"Your stage partner will be jealous when you go home," he says when she comes close. "To hear you found someone else to practice with."

Date: 2016-10-07 07:41 pm (UTC)
shardofwinter: (Crooked)
From: [personal profile] shardofwinter
His scoff is almost a snort. "I don't buy that for a second."

Contrary to what she might think, as they finish the second round Reynard stretches a bit and, setting his hands on his hips, smiles at her. "Again?"

It's just starting to feel like practice as it used to be. Repetition, repetition, repetition. None of the many skills he learned were gained without continuous practice and use of them. Though it has been a while since he picked up something new.

Date: 2016-10-09 12:40 pm (UTC)
shardofwinter: (Crooked)
From: [personal profile] shardofwinter
Despite her worries, it may be Grace they should both be worrying about. Reynard is used to long hours of hard labour with little to no breaks or food to keep him going. That isn't the life he leads now, but it is exceptionally easy for him to fall back into that automatic perseverance.

He will continue to help her, repeating the scene as many times as she likes, with fewer and fewer moments to break until he's going to his starting point the second they finish. It doesn't hurt that Grace is clearly pleased every time she makes progress. Reynard can't see what that progress is, but he can tell when she looks happier with herself.

Date: 2016-10-09 09:25 pm (UTC)
shardofwinter: (Word in your ear)
From: [personal profile] shardofwinter
Though he laughs, he shakes his head, stretching his arms back and forth before holding his hands in front of him. "A slab of steak, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots on the side. All smothered in gravy." He lets his hands drop. "That's what you should be looking for."

Date: 2016-10-10 05:57 pm (UTC)
shardofwinter: (Pub talk)
From: [personal profile] shardofwinter
That gets a curious lift of an eyebrow. "Are you vegetarian...?"

Date: 2016-10-11 07:19 pm (UTC)
shardofwinter: (Questioning certainties)
From: [personal profile] shardofwinter
He sets his hands on his hips and his head turns, scanning around as if it would help organise his thoughts. When he looks at her again, there's a confusion she's probably used to by now. "Isn't that dangerous?"

Date: 2016-10-11 07:41 pm (UTC)
shardofwinter: (Second thoughts)
From: [personal profile] shardofwinter
The joking around draws out his large, lopsided grin with ease. With her answer, he waves a hand dismissively. "I'll trust the woman who has the life experience with it."

For a second he hesitates, looking at her as if caught between two options, then he sighs, his shoulders shrugging lightly. "I've seen a lot of bad things happen to people who weren't able to eat well, that's all."

Date: 2016-10-11 09:28 pm (UTC)
shardofwinter: (Eye squinty honesty)
From: [personal profile] shardofwinter
"You shouldn't just be careful, you should be selfish," he tells her with a hint of a smile. "With the lengths you push yourself. No one else is going to take care of you. You need to pamper yourself like the queen you are."

Cheesiness for the vegan

Date: 2016-10-12 06:00 pm (UTC)
shardofwinter: (Eyebrows /up/...)
From: [personal profile] shardofwinter
A hand thuds on his chest as his palm goes over his heart. His brow shoots up and he keeps a straight face, even if his words are a little playful. "I am a firm believer in healthy selfishness, and if you don't realise your worth, the least I can do is help remind you."

Date: 2016-10-12 09:21 pm (UTC)
shardofwinter: (Adding opinions)
From: [personal profile] shardofwinter
"Ah, so you've realised that you've perfected that scene! Very good!" He can't help but joke with her, especially not when she plays along so well. Bending slightly at the waist, his arm sweeps outward. "What would you like me to help you with next?"

Date: 2016-10-12 09:59 pm (UTC)
shardofwinter: (Gentle teasing)
From: [personal profile] shardofwinter
When the video reaches the series of more elaborate lifts, Reynard's eyes shift to Grace, sliding up and down before he refocuses on the video. He had seriously forgotten how much dancing involved holding a woman by the waist. He's certainly not going to complain, however.

"This won't be hard for you, then." He leans closer, grinning slightly and in a low voice rumbles, "Everything you do is beautiful."

Date: 2016-10-13 12:57 pm (UTC)
shardofwinter: (Casual observations)
From: [personal profile] shardofwinter
Well that's him told!

Except not. His brow rises and falls in amusement, and he doesn't tear his eyes away from the screen again. That doesn't stop him from talking, though. "Originally people danced for one of two reasons. To have fun or to show off. I think my concentration is on point."

Date: 2016-10-14 08:04 pm (UTC)
shardofwinter: (Modern man)
From: [personal profile] shardofwinter
"Both," he confirms right off the bat.

When it comes to her silent challenge, he quirks an eyebrow at her and takes the phone slowly. "Careful, my dear, that's almost a dare. I've already impressed you with how good a partner I am, do you really doubt I'd impress you further?"

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