Sage raised an eyebrow when Ajax suddenly became solemn. He'd already seen afraid, confused and denial, but this was different, and not exactly something he enjoyed. Shrugging his shoulders he looked back over at his friend before continuing on over towards the lunch room. It wasn't his favorite place at all. In fact the food here kind of reminded him of the food he'd gotten from the cafeteria's at school. Of course those were free due to state rules and his aunt's lack of income- whereas here it went on his tab. Still the food was horrible and it was a rarity that he'd eat something. Luckily Sully's mother was an absolute saint and sent over home-baked goods and almost every other food you could name every week or so. That couples with the fact they were able to pull a few strings and get a mini-fridge and microwave in their room made the possibility of being here forever not such a bad thing. He knew his friend didn't see it that way and he wanted their names cleared right away, but nonetheless the asylum wasn't horrible. Humming softly he rolled his tongue over his lips, ignoring the hollow feeling inside of him when he once again realized his lip ring wasn't there. It was still another one of those things he had to adjust to. Realizing Bradlee was being slow he reached for his hand to drag him into the lunch room.
Bradlee shrugs and allows himself to be tugged forwards at his friends insistence. For a moment he even forgot Ajax was following behind him until he felt something clutch at the back of his shirt. He smiled slightly down at the blue-haired boy before shaking his head. "We aren't going anywhere." He promised, reminding himself not to get used to being depended on. They'd likely never talk after this. Sage was the one who needed him, and he'd always be the supporter. "Sage is just impatient." He told him with a soft smile, taking Ajax's free hand in his own before leading him towards the line. Sully ordered for him and his friend before turning back. "What do you want Jax?" He asked with a raised eyebrow as he let go of his hand at the same time.
Bradlee found the sudden shift in his mood a bit frightening. He had to remind himself it was only moments ago that he'd been freaking out about voices and handing over the pills. Had he slipped something while they weren't looking? His eyes fell down toward Sage's pocket where he could see his friend playing with something. Rolling his eyes he knew he would later have to confiscate them from him as well. They went for the sandwiches, knowing they were probably the only safe bet on the menu... and even that was questionable. He also order an apple, before deciding he needed more then that so he got Ajax a sandwich as well. Turning back to him he raised an eyebrow at the frustrated noise. "You okay?" He asked as Sage nudged them in the direction of one of the tables towards the corner.
"Just peachy." Bradlee muttered under his breath, his voice low enough that Ajax wasn't able to hear. He frowned as he saw him place the sandwich back down on the counter. Instead of calling him out on it he just grabbed it along with the rest of his own food and he followed over towards the corner table. Sage tenses slightly when he feels to boys smaller hand in his. It feels foreign, not at all like Sully's rough callused hands. Of course his first instinct is to pull away, but instead he remains ridged for a few moments before he begins to make himself relax. Before sitting down he set his stuff down and awkwardly let go of his hand. Bradlee sat across from him, brushing his knee against Sage's before he began eating it what could be considered silence.
"Just serving our time for a few dead bodies we were collecting in our basement." Bradlee started with a half grin that could only be considered teasing. Nevertheless Sage kicked him in the shins before shaking his head. "We were just... we were just framed." It was odd for him to think when he asked someone else the question he'd gotten into a fist fight, but when Ajax asked they were just letting it slide. Perhaps his temper wasn't as bad as everyone thought. Idly he poked at his sandwich before making a face at Bradlee. This did not look like a quality lunch. Hell the only nutrients it had was in its lettuce, and that could barely count as anything. He'd wait for them to go back to the dorm and veg out on food that he could actually appreciate. Bradlee had no such qualms though as he took a bite from his sandwich. It was also at that same exact time that he noticed a pattern in the way the blue-haired boy was eating.
"None of your business why." Sage said with a short-lived growl. Okay, scratch what he was thinking earlier. Clearly he was still on edge. With his disorder it was hard to tell what he'd be like one second compared to the next. But he soon relaxed before spotting the extra sandwich. "Here, why don't you eat this. Has to be better then that apple." The lie fell from Sage's lips easily before he continued. "And it will fill you up just a bit more." He added with a small smile. Ajax was so tiny. Sage was rather on the small side himself, but nothing compared to the boy sitting next to him.
Bradlee just shook his head at his friend as he ate his sandwich quietly. Seeing Ajax curl into himself he frowned before dragging his seat over to their side of the table and resting his arm across the back of Ajax's chair. "Why don't you want to eat the sandwich?" He asked, doing his own personal best not to pry. While he could certainly be nosey at the worst of times, he wanted to return to a neutral level of peace.
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