Challenge: Papaya #10 - Why Me?
Word Count: 100
Summary: Everyone deals with hangovers in different ways.
Notes: I had a ridiculous hangover this morning, which is clearly my own fault but I still found myself thinking 'why me?' and... this resulted, after I stopped feeling terrible. Oddly enough, it's quite fun thinking about how the characters deal with it!
Paradigm deals with his by retching his guts out: head in the toilet bowl, gripping the rim, knuckles porcelain white.
Kse pretends hers don't exist, but sits very still nonetheless; when she moves, it's with exaggerated care.
Maxim revels in his. It's a physical consequence, it's real, and he delights in it (but he'll not do it again).
Arkadiy shouldn't get his: everything is supposed to be synthesised into his blood. It doesn't always work, but he'll never admit it. He grins and laughs and ignores the thumping headache.
Vanya doesn't drink and sees straight through Arkadiy's act; she despairs.